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ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

Trump's Lawyers Formally Answer Articles of Impeachment

Cops Mistake Medical Emergency for Drug Use, Viciously Beat Man with Batons

Epstein’s Former Lawyers Picked for Donald Trump’s Defense Team

Adam Schiff takes on Trump, calling him an 'erratic hothead.' Now he's feeling the heat

Instead of Arresting and Jailing Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help—And It’s Working

Award-winning Cop Arrests Musician on "Asshole Charge" for Cursing at him

Immunity Just Barely Denied To Cop Who Claimed Driving A Beat-Up Car And Paying For Purchases Is Suspicious Behavior

The DEA seized her father’s life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says

Cops Violently Assault Grandma In Her Home After Granddaughter Cursed at Police

Minding Your Mood

DEMS TRIAL TRAP not allowing Trump to take office even if reelected (call Congress (202) 224-3121)

California drivers aren’t paying traffic fines. Here’s what Gov. Newsom plans to do

Police: Couple lured thieves with unattended bike, then beat them with bats in videos posted to YouTube

Cults Queen of Heaven

Susan Collins Working with ‘Small Group’ of GOP Senators to Rally Support for Impeachment Witnesses

Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’

A Pimp, A POTUS, And A Plane

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Propaganda and Islam: What You’re Not Being Told

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

Electricity Mysteriously “Started Flowing” Through Norway’s Soil on Monday

Ohio Police Captain Gets Pulled Over While Driving Drunk; Officers Let Him Go Home

Tech Giant Doesn’t Want Anyone to be Offended … Ever (And Other Absurd Weekly News)

New Jersey Cop Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Money From Suspects

Come Home, America: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Wars-Without-End

It’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The War Pigs Are Finally Revealing Themselves — And This Is Just The Beginning…

Magnificent Storyteller Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

Russia’s Officials And Media Commentators React To The Killing Of Soleimani

Chelsea Clinton's dubious 'earnings' She made big bucks in chemicals and TV, courtesy of nepotism, not skill

Epstein’s Noose Contradicts Official Story of His “Suicide”

Pentagon sends six B-52 strategic bombers to military base on Diego Garcia

City Says Man's Giant, Semi-Ironic 'Trump 2020' Sign Is a Code Violation

UMass Amherst Removed a Professor for Showing a "Downfall" Hitler Parody Video

Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iran general killed by US

Bolton's willingness to testify in Trump's trial ramps up pressure on Senate Republicans

The Climate Change Sham!

Don't Believe Mike Pence's Spin About Iran and 9/11

3,000 additional troops to deploy to Middle East as Pentagon prepares for Soleimani strike fallout

Did Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais go TOO far? Comedian jokes about Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew as he eviscerates 'woke' Hollywood, telling stars: 'If ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable'. Trump will run rings round him

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN CRITICIZES PRO-HITLER POLISH AMBASSADOR TO NAZI GERMANY: THAT BASTARD WAS AN ANTISEMITIC PIG; I HAVE NO OTHER WORDS

NYPD Returns Legal Hemp to Owner after Bragging on Twitter of Huge Pot Bust

Trump’s Point of No Return

IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani: Trump's Rhetoric Is That of a Casino

Sheriff says "All out Civil War" if gun confiscation

Corporate Media Turns to Warhawks, Including Former Bush Officials, to Beat Drums of War on Iran

Yes, the United Nations is hiring "disarmament officers" in New York. The question is "why"?

United Methodist Church announces proposal to split over LGBTQ rights


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Science: Power Causes Brain Damage (Studies raise questions about what authority does to the mind)
Post Date: 2017-07-14 23:10:24 by Deckard
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A spate of recent articles corroborate what I already suspected, that holding elected office is the neurological equivalent of getting kicked in the head by a donkey. "Subjects under the influence of power," Dacher Keltner, a professor at University of California, Berkeley found, "acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people's point of view." In other words, power turns people into sociopaths. This isn't a huge surprise to the vast majority of us who rant about power on election day and every day afterward. Republicans and Democrats want power ...

When I Found Out How Members Of Congress Really Spend Their Time, I Just About Threw Up
Post Date: 2017-07-13 08:44:23 by Deckard
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Did you know that many members of Congress spend three or four hours a day “dialing for dollars” in cramped call centers that both parties have set up in Washington? I promised that I would keep all of you updated on what I am learning as I run for Congress, and what I learned the other day just about had me losing my lunch. I always imagined members of Congress spending long hours in their offices working on legislation and other important matters, but the truth is that most members of Congress are little more than glorified telemarketers at this point. Winning the next election is everything for most of these Congress critters, and so they spend far more time making cold calls ...

Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win
Post Date: 2017-07-12 20:35:53 by cranky
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential elections, contrary to claims by his critics and opponents. Trump made his comments during an interview by Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN): In an effort to debunk claims that Russia wanted to help him win the election, the president argued that’s an illogical conclusion. He thinks Putin would actually have been happier with Hillary Clinton in the White House because he’s building the U.S. military and working to export U.S. energy, which Russia opposes. “We are the most powerful country in the world and we are getting more ...

GOP Rep Steve King: Use Food Stamp, Planned Parenthood Funding to Build Border Wall
Post Date: 2017-07-12 13:04:53 by cranky
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Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was asked by show co-host Alisyn Camerota if he was “comfortable” holding up funding for the federal government if it did not include money for the border wall. King said that he was, but suggested taking it a step further by adding money earmarked for food stamps and Planned Parenthood to fund the wall. Partial transcript as follows:CAMEROTA: And it’s $1.6 billion. I mean, that’s what might be holding up, you know, the funding for the government. But are you comfortable, Congressman, with providing $1.6 billion of taxpayer money, not from Mexico, to build that wall? KING: Absolutely yes, and more, and ...

Abnormal Returns from Joining Congress? Evidence from New Members
Post Date: 2017-07-11 11:55:28 by Anthem
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Abstract Past research shows that members of Congress are informed traders, i.e., that they earn abnormal returns while in office. This important research does not identify whether being elected leads to informed trading or whether informed traders are selected into office. We try to provide a partial answer to this question by looking at whether new members of Congress were informed traders prior to being elected and how their portfolio performance changes after election and appointment to different types of committees. Due to data limitations our analysis focus on the pre-congressional (i.e., election) and congressional (i.e., post-election) common stock trades made by newly elected ...

'You've been a bully your entire career': Chris Christie gets blasted by constituents while hosting a sports talk radio show
Post Date: 2017-07-11 11:03:26 by Deckard
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overnor Chris Christie is filling in this week for sports talk radio host Mike Francesa on New York's WFAN network and it's not going great. Two callers into the famous sports talk show attacked Christie on Monday for his record-low approval rating, support of President Donald Trump, Bridgegate, and his trip to a closed beach during a government shutdown. "Governor, the next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a-- in a car and go to one that is open to all your constituents, not just you and yours," said one caller identified as Mike from Montclair, New Jersey.  Christie and his family went to a ...

Getting Butthurt in Debates Shouldn’t Prevent Libertarians From Working Together
Post Date: 2017-07-10 05:26:51 by Gatlin
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There’s already plenty of articles about how libertarians shouldn’t be as divided as we are and how the infighting will prevent us from making progress, but there’s a specific item that I wanted to address in regards to this division between different factions of libertarians. It has been highlighted to me most recently by the current dispute between some Anarchyball editor, and Jared Howe, and recent debates between anarchists and minarchists. These debates always seem to be end in hurt feelings, or plain ad hominem attacks. Open borders supporters call closed border supporters fascists, while the latter calls the former communists. Anarchists claim that minarchists need ...

The Libertarian Heritage: The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism
Post Date: 2017-07-09 21:42:31 by Gatlin
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[….] Americans were not always pragmatic and nonideological. On the contrary, historians now realize that the American Revolution itself was not only ideological but also the result of devotion to the creed and the institutions of libertarianism. The American revolutionaries were steeped in the creed of libertarianism, an ideology which led them to resist with their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor the invasions of their rights and liberties committed by the imperial British government. Historians have long debated the precise causes of the American Revolution: Were they constitutional, economic, political, or ideological? We now realize that, being libertarians, the ...

Republicanism in the United States
Post Date: 2017-07-09 20:49:10 by Gatlin
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Republicanism is the guiding political philosophy of the United States. It has been a major part of American civic thought since its founding. [1] It stresses liberty and unalienable individual rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole, rejects monarchy, aristocracy and inherited political power, expects citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption. [2] American republicanism was founded and first practiced by the Founding Fathers in the 18th century. For them, according to one team of historians, "republicanism represented more than a particular form of government. It was a way of life, a core ideology, an uncompromising ...

What Libertarians Get Wrong About American History
Post Date: 2017-07-08 01:11:19 by Gatlin
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American history is not an essentially libertarian story. Understanding history as best we can is important for obvious reasons. It’s particularly important for libertarians who want to persuade people to the freedom philosophy. In making their case for individual freedom, mutual aid, social cooperation, foreign nonintervention, and peace, libertarians commonly place great weight on historical examples most often drawn from the early United States. So if they misstate history or draw obviously wrong conclusions, they will discredit their case. Much depends therefore on getting history right. Libertarians naturally sense that their philosophy will be easier to sell to the public if ...

The Libertarian Delusion
Post Date: 2017-07-07 22:45:32 by Gatlin
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The stubborn appeal of the libertarian idea persists, despite mountains of evidence that the free market is neither efficient, nor fair, nor free from periodic catastrophe. In an Adam Smith world, the interplay of supply and demand yields a price that signals producers what to make and investors where to put their capital. The more that government interferes with this sublime discipline, the more bureaucrats deflect the market from its true path. But in the world where we actually live, markets do not produce the “right” price. There are many small examples of this failure, but also three immense ones that should have discredited the libertarian premise by now. Global climate ...

The Big Idea - The End of the Libertarian Dream?
Post Date: 2017-07-06 22:02:19 by Gatlin
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Long on the fringes of American politics, small-government conservatives were closer than ever to mainstream acceptance. Then two things happened: Donald Trump and Jihadi John. Justin Amash can’t seem to concentrate. His eyes keep drifting toward the TV behind me, mounted on the wall inside his congressional office. The 36-year-old representative from Michigan, who arrived in Washington six years ago as a self- described libertarian Republican, is rattling off a list of concerns about the newly inaugurated president, but he is distracted by C-SPAN’s programming: Mick Mulvaney, his close friend and colleague from South Carolina—and a similarly libertarian-minded ...

What Happened To Ron Paul Supporters In The Age Of Trump
Post Date: 2017-07-06 19:45:18 by Gatlin
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To understand what is currently going on in the minds of Ron Paul enthusiasts in the age of President Donald Trump, we must first understand what Paul represented as both a congressman and a presidential candidate. We must also understand that, at the height of Paul’s popularity during the 2012 presidential campaign, Paul’s appeal was such that both tea party patriots and young, pot-smoking college students were able to come together to stand for the same candidate. By 2016, dissatisfaction with American politics had become the norm. As the tension built up, the explosive Trump campaign seemed to strike a vein with a great number of Americans by simply remaining on attack mode ...

Why I'm Not A Libertarian Anymore [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-07-06 06:29:44 by Gatlin
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I am a former libertarian. I was exposed to libertarianism in high school, when I read The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and We the Living. I admired the rugged individualism of (((Ayn Rand’s))) protagonists, like Howard Roark, Hank Rearden, and Kira Argounova, and shivered at her all-too-familiar leftist antagonists, from the heartless (Pavel Syerov and Victor Duneva), to the soulless (Ellsworth Toohey), and the brainless (Rearden’s family and friends). In college, chafing against the dismal science of Keynesian economics, I read F.A. Hayek, which naturally led me to Austrian economics. The systematic quality of Austrian economics appealed to me: everything was deductible from ...

Poll: Roy Moore Leads GOP Field In U.S. Senate Special Election In Alabama
Post Date: 2017-07-05 07:33:58 by Gatlin
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A former Alabama supreme court chief justice who was disciplined for his stance on gay marriage is leading the Republican pack ahead of next month’s primary in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Politico poll reports. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore had the support of 31 percent of those surveyed. Sen. Luther Strange, the state’s former attorney general and the current occupant of the seat, came in second at 23 percent. Rep. Mo Brooks polled 21 percent support. No other candidate in the Aug. 15 primary had more than 5 percent support.

LOL : Anti-Trump Protest a HUMILIATING FAILURE!
Post Date: 2017-07-05 07:23:48 by Gatlin
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The reason the anti-Trump #Resistance is such a massive failure is that it’s not real. It’s not a grass-roots movement started by outraged Americans. It’s a paid for, manufactured resistance, and it’s funded almost exclusively by communist George Soros. That’s why it’s fizzled. Same ol’ same ol. People shout for impeachment, call President Trump a Nazi, hold up boring, unclever signs. Yawn. From Washington Times The streets of Los Angeles filled with President Donald Trump protesters, doing what the anti-Trump protesters do best — call for impeachment while waving banners with words like “illegitimate” and trying to come up with ...

SURPRISE! Look Who Mika’s OWN DAUGHTER Supported for President!
Post Date: 2017-07-05 07:17:15 by Gatlin
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Well well well…the cat is out of the bag. Photos have surfaced showing Mika’s own DAUGHTER wearing MAGA hats. This must have been highly humiliating for Mika who is a of course a die hard Democrat. Sometimes the intelligence gene skips a generation and it looks like it skipped past Mika to her daughter. From SarahPalin.com As Mika Brzezinski finds herself in the midst of an ongoing feud with President Trump, a photo has gone viral of her daughter wearing a MAGA hat. Emilie Hoffer, Mika’s daughter, instagrammed a photo of herself with a friend, both of whom are wearing the signature Trump hat. Check it out: Mika’s feud with the President took a significant turn ...

Mad Max Goes off the DEEP END, Warns Trump She’s Doing THIS Now
Post Date: 2017-07-05 07:09:54 by Gatlin
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Maxine “Mad Max” Waters has plunged off the cliff and is free-falling into very deep waters. She can no longer scream “impeachment” over the debunked Trump-Russia probe, so she’s come up with a new line of attack. Now, Mad Max is warning President Trump that she’s taking off her “GLOVES.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but it should turn out to be very comical. Watch the video here.

Read Austin Petersen's Goodbye Note to the Libertarian Party
Post Date: 2017-07-04 20:45:09 by Gatlin
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Austin Petersen, the third-place finisher for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. But he's running as a Republican and explains his decision below. For an exclusive, in-depth interview and podcast with Petersen, who also worked as a producer on Judge Andrew Napolitano's Fox Business show, Freedom Watch, go here. Dear friends in the Libertarian Party, For the last eight weeks, I've spent six hours a day calling my supporters to ask them their thoughts on how I might best advance liberty. I took the time to listen to every single persons' opinion about a potential ...

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Goes To A Beach He Closed To The Public
Post Date: 2017-07-03 09:42:26 by Deckard
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If you have ever thought that the government is “for the people” and “by the people,” think again. Politicians are continuing to prove that they know they are better than and more equal than the rest of us. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “shut down” the Garden state’s government over the holiday weekend over an inability for the elected politicians to agree on a budget. But Christie didn’t really shut down the government. He made sure there are cops extorting people on the roads they were stolen from to pay for, and he’s still collecting taxes and sending out welfare checks. All he really did was ruin the holiday weekend for the ...

Socialist Bernie Sanders Celebrates Independence With Government Dependence
Post Date: 2017-07-02 13:55:24 by Deckard
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It isn’t a secret that Bernie Sanders is a socialist.  Although his attempts to woo government worshippers fell on deaf ears after Hillary Clinton’s team stole the Democrat nomination from him, he’s making sure he doesn’t give up. Doubling down on his ignorant political rhetoric, Sanders (an “independent” from Vermont) is observing Independence Day by celebrating government dependence. Someone should tell Sanders that his policies are doomed to fail.  A quick glance at Illinois’ situation should be evidence enough, but socialists don’t like facts or evidence – they get in the way of their statist religious beliefs. We all know ...

Meet the ONLY REPUBLICAN to Vote AGAINST Kate’s Law
Post Date: 2017-06-30 07:43:09 by Gatlin
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On Thursday, the House voted to pass Kate’s Law. The law is named after Kate Steinle, an American woman who was shot to death in San Francisco by an illegal alien who had been deported numerous times. The House passed a total of 2 bills today, which will go a long way in cracking down on illegal immigration. One of the bills will deny federal grants to sanctuary cities. The other bill, known as “Kate’s Law,” will severely punish deported aliens who illegally return to the United States. Twenty-four Democrats voted for “Kate’s Law.” Justin Amash was the only Republican to oppose it. Amash is a Palestinian “Republican” congressman who ...

Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day
Post Date: 2017-06-24 04:34:56 by Gatlin
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies. He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers. "What I'd like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies." Paul's comments came a day after Republican ...

Pro-Trump group to target GOP Sen. Heller over health care bill
Post Date: 2017-06-24 04:11:50 by Gatlin
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A pro-Trump outside group is launching an advertising blitz against Republican Sen. Dean Heller over his opposition to the health care repeal bill — a bold act of political retaliation against a member of the president’s own party. Heller, a Nevada Republican, is up for re-election in 2018 and is seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection this cycle. The barrage, which will be orchestrated by America First Policies, a group run by many of President Donald Trump’s top campaign advisers, is backed by more than a million dollars, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning. Digital ads are set to begin running on Friday, and television and ...

BUSTED: Here’s How Much “Socialist” Bernie Sanders Made Last Year…
Post Date: 2017-06-22 20:36:59 by 3-Dee
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BUSTED: Here’s How Much “Socialist” Bernie Sanders Made Last Year… Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders epitomizes hypocrisy, with his “do as I say, not as I do” rhetoric regarding “Democratic” socialism. JW reports: Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension. The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.” He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming ...

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