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WATCH: Cops Said They Smelled Pot So They Smashed a Womans Face In

via The Free Thought Project by Matt Agorist on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:10 GMT
smelledMinneapolis police left a woman battered and bloody during a traffic stop this week because an officer claimed he smelled a plant.

Quote of the day—Milan Chovanec

via The View From North Central Idaho by Joe on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Such a massive punishment of decent arms holders is unacceptable, because banning legally-held weapons has no connection with the fight against terrorism. This is not only a nonsensical decision once again undermining people’s trust in the EU, but implementing the … Continue reading

A Hole Into Which 1.3 Million Will Fall

via Simple Justice by SHG on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:54:31 GMT
Much has been made of the DreamHost subpoena for everything, absolutely everything, the internet host possesses with regard to the Resistance website, disruptj20.org. Regardless of side, it’s an outrage that the government would go after such an outrageously overwhelming amount of personal information. about people for whom there isn’t the slightest hint of wrongdoing. The Department […]

In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:54:28 GMT
Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts In Durham, North Carolina, the seat of Duke University, a gang of largely white males destroyed public property by pulling down a statue of a Confederate soldier. Perhaps they took their cue from the neo-Nazis installed in Ukraine by Obama and Hillary following the US-engineered coup that overthrew the … Continue reading "In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth"

Reader Q (August 14, 2017)

via EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk by eric on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:49:04 GMT

Here’s the latest reader Q – along with my reply!  Daniel asks:  I purchased a Valentine1 radar detector several years ago based on your recommendation and could not be happier with it – thanks for recommending a great product! Do you have a dashcam that you recommend? I like some of the GPS display models, […]

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NASA Sends Supercomputer to ISS to Prep for Mars Manned Mission

via Principia Scientific International by John O'Sullivan on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:39 GMT
NASA has sent a supercomputer to the International Space Station, in a bid to accelerate its mission to put humans on Mars. The supercomputer, known as the Spaceborne Computer, was launched aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, propelled by a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster, on Monday, August 14. SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a video of the […]

JAMA vaccines study: ‘significant proportion of US impervious to scientific facts’

via Principia Scientific International by John O'Sullivan on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:38:20 GMT
Study in JAMA links climate skepticism with vaccines: Claims ‘significant proportion of US is impervious to scientific facts’, says Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. Study infers skeptics are uneducated and ignorant. Titled ‘Communicating About Vaccines in a Fact-Resistant World’ the authors, Saad B. Omer; Avnika B. Amin and Rupali J. Limaye take a pot shot at the intelligence and skepticism of the American public […]

Another day of look-away

via Scripting News on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:37:13 GMT

I was having a good day yesterday until I started seeing tweets about the press conference. With dread I turned on MSNBC at 6PM and watched. When they started airing his full press conference I switched to a Law & Order rerun. By the time Maddow was over it was just one more thing. She did run a clip of Fox, when first processing the press conference. It was cause for hope. But of course by the morning I'm sure they've reconnected with their bosses, found their spin, and are ready for another day of look-away.

How does this end?

Tyler Cowen Is A Bigot

via The Z Blog by thezman on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:36:35 GMT
Tyler Cowen is a deadbeat who lives off the paycheck of others. That’s not his official title, of course. He calls himself an economist and he “works” at George Mason University as a professor, but he seems to spend most … Continue reading

To The Press, The Pols And The Rest

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:26:24 GMT
Guest Post by Karl Denninger   Let me say this just one more time: That someone is a Neo-Nazi, a White Supremacist, KKK member or racist does not render them bereft of the First Amendment.  Just as being a member of BLM or the Antifa does not render them bereft of the First Amendment. It is not acceptable, legal or excusable to … Continue reading "To The Press, The Pols And The Rest"

Governments to Control Large Cash Transactions

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:14:35 GMT
Guest Post by Martin Armstrong I have been pointing out the crisis we face moving forward. The gist of this is the total fiscal mismanagement of government for which we, the people, are always blamed. This hunt for taxes has led down the path of arguments for eliminating currency. While people think Bitcoin is an … Continue reading "Governments to Control Large Cash Transactions"

New Cassini Image shows cosmic brushstrokes of clouds over Saturn

via Principia Scientific International by John O'Sullivan on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:13:09 GMT
A stunning new view of Saturn has revealed waves of clouds swirling above the planet, like ‘strokes from a cosmic brush.’ The image, captured by the Cassini spacecraft from roughly 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) above the surface, shows the turbulent essence of Saturn’s clouds, which move as bands in different speeds and directions. Cassini […]

Kopf: A Short Take Calling the Admiral to Action

via Simple Justice by Hon. Richard G. Kopf on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:43 GMT
I just returned from the Peoples Republic of Portland. The experience was jarring. In Portland, there are no homeless people. There are, however, houseless. What that means is that homeowners cannot complain if the houseless shit on your front yard as your children skip off to the gender fluid schools. After all, where else would […]

New FAB Defense GL-CORE CP Stock and GCCP Cheek Rest

via The Firearm Blog by Hrachya H on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Several months ago FAB Defense has introduced a new AR-15 buffer tube compatible stock called GL-CORE. Recently they have released an upgraded version of that stock which features a three-position adjustable cheek riser added to the initial design. The new stock is called GL-CORE CP. The cheek riser is marketed to be especially useful for […]

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Nikola's $35,000 Zero Electric UTV Offers More Torque Than a Tank

via Wired by Jack Stewart on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Plus more power than a Mustang GT.

Frankenstein dinosaur mystery solved

via Principia Scientific International by John O'Sullivan on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:56:26 GMT
Image copyright: GETTY IMAGESImage caption: About the size of a large dog: Chilesaurus was unearthed in South America Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called “Frankenstein dinosaur”, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species. A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus, and carnivorous […]

Misunderstanding Trump

via Simple Justice by SHG on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:51:48 GMT
After his third press conference on Charlottesville, the near-universal conclusion is that President Donald Trump is a racist. There’s a moral awakening taking place across America, but President Trump is still hiding under his blanket. The racists’ march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, a protest against the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate […]

This Picture Of Mike Pence Triggered An Entire Campus Of California Private College Kids

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:48:01 GMT
by Tyler Durden Aug 16, 2017 4:45 AM When McKenzie Deutsch posted a picture of herself posing with the Vice President of the United States at the White House she probably didn’t expect to set off a mass ‘triggering’ event at her ritzy Southern California private institution of higher indoctrination, Scripps College, but that’s exactly … Continue reading "This Picture Of Mike Pence ‘Triggered’ An Entire Campus Of California Private College Kids"

THIS DAY IN HISTORY  Elvis Presley dies  1977

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:44:13 GMT
Via History.com Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the “King of Rock and Roll” brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates. Elvis Presley was born … Continue reading "THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Elvis Presley dies – 1977"

Had It

via Liberty's Torch by Francis W. Porretto on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:00 GMT

     I think I’ve reached my limit.

     For twenty years I’ve been writing analyses and opinion about various matters of public policy, political dynamics, the various premises, the rational processes, and the emotional substrates that produce those things. The time and effort involved in producing these pieces are considerable. No one does such a thing except in the hope of improvement. But there’s been none. Not one BLEEP!ing thing has changed for the better. Every element of our sociopolitical malaise has worsened. America continues to slide toward totalitarianism – a totalitarianism that defies election results.

     I’m beginning to think that it’s due to cowardice on the Right. Virtually no one with his head on straight will speak plainly.

     Today, the worst of America’s bad actors rule our streets. They’re open about it. They make YouTube videos about their success at violently suppressing gatherings of conservatives and talks by conservative spokesmen. Yet supposedly Right-aligned commentators, including nearly all the prominent ones, can’t bring themselves to condemn the Left’s Brownshirts. Rather, they apologize for the Right’s existence.

     I probably read more in a single day than 99.9% of the American populace – including most of the aforementioned commentators – reads in a month. The greater part of that is news, analysis, and opinion. But with all that I read, I almost never encounter a statement about the plague of street violence – politically motivated street violence that's afflicted this country for more than a year – that places the odium squarely upon those who consciously set forth to initiate it.

     Instead, we get stuff like this:

     Monday morning, Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General of the Commonwealth, appeared on CNN’s “New Day” program opposite Symone Sanders, former press secretary for Bernie Sanders. They spoke about the Charlottesville events, and the President’s underwhelming, confounding response to them. Things got out of hand. When Cuccinelli didn’t seem contrite enough of behalf of Donald Trump (because, being a conservative, he’s clearly Trump’s biggest fan, because REASONS) and wouldn’t initially condemn Robert E. Lee as “emblematic” of white supremacy and racial hatred, Sanders continually talked over him and interrupted, with host Chris Cuomo’s passive cooperation. Cuccinelli eventually had enough of being interrupted and talked over, and said “…can I finish Symone, will you just shut up for a minute and let me finish?” Sanders became apoplectic, as if her civil rights were being violated by being asked to ‘shut up.’ The height of irony was Sanders, doing her best impression of a screaming harpy, demanding ‘decorum’ from Ken Cuccinelli, in almost every instance a thoroughgoing gentleman, who in this case was pushed to his limits. Sanders has no sense of fairness, decency, or decorum of her own. Chris Cuomo, of course, being Chris Cuomo, jumped in and remonstrated with Cuccinelli for using the phrase, “shut up” and did nothing to address Sanders’ antics, including using the same phrase herself.

     So far, so good, right? But we’re not quite finished:

     Cuccinelli, being the gentleman that he is, apologized, even calling Sanders after the fact.

     Why did Cuccinelli apologize for demanding to be treated with respect – reciprocal respect, at that? Had Sanders been a man, a true gentleman would have demanded a pre-dawn accounting: pistols or swords, sir; your choice. A woman exhibiting that sort of conduct is beneath contempt.

     At this point in our devolution, contempt is too good for the Left. Yet our luminaries continue to treat them with undeserved respect – and equally undeserved mercy for their outrages – while castigating the Right for daring to attempt a counteraction.

     I’ve also had it with “Fox News.” The best of its productions, Bret Baier’s Special Report, has become completely unwatchable. The appearances of supposedly Republican, supposedly conservative office holders, are so irritating that I’ve begun changing the channel to Animal Planet or The Food Network upon the instant one such appears on-screen. Not one of them ever gives a straight answer to a simple question. “Yes” and “no” seem not to be part of their vocabularies. However, the panel segments are its worst feature: an appalling display of Establishmentarianism and pusillanimity. The most regular panelists have been “in the business” for far too long. They’ve too obviously had their consciences numbed and their spines ripped out, and ought to consider a retirement trade; perhaps begging on street corners. The occasional guests, being mostly younger, tend to be somewhat better, but the regulars routinely outweigh them.

     The nadir arrived in this past Monday’s exchange between regular panelist Steve Hayes and occasional panelist Mollie Hemingway, over the nature of the events in Charlottesville. Hayes led off with a cringingly apologetic statement that condemned “white supremacists” and “neo-Nazis” as the reasons for the violence. When Hemingway dared to disagree – and not entirely, at that – Hayes actually tried to shout her down, insulting her unforgivably in the process. It was grotesque beyond my powers of description. Charles Krauthammer’s contribution added to the abuse of Hemingway in a predictably Establishmentarian fashion.

     Hayes’s behavior might be explicable. He might be angling for a billet at CNN or MSNBC, both of which are in desperate need of token “conservatives.” Krauthammer has no excuse. The experts required to raise him from his coffin and make him look lifelike in time for every evening’s fifteen minutes of breathless filibustering blather are under exclusive contract to Fox.

     It seems that those who predicted that Fox would swiftly deteriorate with Roger Ailes’s resignation were correct.

     The bastions of hard evidence and sound reason are being worn away. Whether it’s from fatigue or fear, they whom we trusted to be our public voices are failing us. It would be better for them to retire, but there’s precious little money or fan mail in that.

     For twenty years I’ve strained to add a microdecibel or two in favor of freedom and justice. I just don’t know whether there’s any point. Maybe there never was.

     It’s time for me to sit back and take stock, but before I close, have a giggle. A dear friend is about to issue a T-shirt design through Cafe Press. He told me about it a couple of weeks ago, and is currently deciding upon the final design. It’s likely to bear the following legend:

White Men:
Bringing You Western Civilization For 3000 Years

     ...over an image of a cathedral. I can’t wait to order mine...that is, if Cafe Press has the stones to accept his design and offer it for sale.

     We shall see.

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