Monday, January 16, 2017

Common Sense --- 2017

By Jim Quinn

Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much a series of failures and disappointments. Business fiascos, firings, the death of his first wife and child, a failed second marriage, and bankruptcy plagued his early life. He then met Benjamin Franklin in 1774 and was convinced to emigrate to America, arriving in Philadelphia in November 1774. He thus became the Father of the American Revolution with the publication of Common Sense, pamphlets which crystallized opinion for colonial independence in 1776.

The first pamphlet was published in Philadelphia on January 10, 1776, and signed anonymously “by an Englishman.” It became an instantaneous sensation, swiftly disseminating 100,000 copies in three months among the two and a half million residents of the 13 colonies. Over 500,000 copies were sold during the course of the American Revolution. Paine published Common Sense after the battle of Lexington and Concord, making the argument the colonists should seek complete independence from Great Britain, rather than merely fighting against unfair levels of taxation. The pamphlets stirred the masses with a fighting spirit, instilling in them the backbone to resist a powerful empire.

"MAD DOG" MATTIS: ISIS 'couldn't last 2 minutes in a fight with our troops'

By Paul Sperry

Defense secretary nominee Gen. Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis believes ISIS is "al-Qaida on steroids" and must be defeated in head-to-head "battles of annihilation" that leave "no survivors" on the enemy side, according to a recent discussion he participated in with a conservative think tank.

The career Marine, who faces Senate questioning at a confirmation today, also asserts that the US military "can handle Iran" in a shooting war, but cautioned that the Navy needs more warships to challenge "China's bullying in the South China Sea."

PEACE PRIZE: U.S. Lands Troops in Norway for First Time Since World War II as Russia Tensions Grow

By Darius Shahtahmasebi

Shortly after the Obama administration began deploying American troops across Russia’s border in a number of countries, including Lithuania, some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway for a six-month deployment. Their Monday deployment marks the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to station in Norway.

Larwyn's Linx: The Trump Dossier Puts the Deep State in Deep Doo-Doo

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Nation

The Trump Dossier Puts the Deep State in Deep Doo-Doo: Clarice Feldman
Cory Booker And The Party Of Robert Byrd: Flopping Aces
Martin O’Malley Compares Trump To Hitler, KKK: RWN

CIA Director John Brennan Attempts To Justify His Agency Leaks To Media: Treehouse
In Scathing Attack, CIA Director Brennan Warns Trump To "Watch What He Says": ZH
Trump Responds To CIA Chief Brennan: "Was He The Leaker Of Fake News?": ZH

Democratic Party Bullies Try to Scuttle Trump’s Inauguration: John Hinderaker
Watch for the Left to Become Even More Ruthless: AmPower
Obama Refuses To Call Trump A Legitimate President – Instead ‘Freely Elected’: RWN

Head of Ethics Office Is Obama Donor, Now Concerned About Trump Nominees: WFB
Shocking Study Shows How Criminals Are Getting Guns In Chicago: RWN
The Media Will Pay the Price for its Fake News: Daniel Greenfield

Economy

Is The U.S. Government Insolvent? Sorry, But Its Accountant Can't Tell You: Investors

Scandal Central

Clinton Foundation Closing ‘Pay For Play’ Arm, The Clinton Global Initiative: Jeff Dunetz
How Chuck Schumer Caused Bank Collapse Dems Now Blame On Trump’s Treasury Nominee: Richard Pollock
Clinton Foundation Shutting Down Clinton Global Initiative: BattleSwarm

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Scott Pruitt’s nomination: a call for support so he can stop the EPA trainwreck: JoNova
Disastrous Climate and Energy Policies – What Not to Do: Dr. Tim Ball
Today'Obama’s Waning Days Of Power Grow The Government By 1.5 Million Acres: Ken Ivory

Media

AP Spins Lewis vs. Trump: John Hinderaker
Not a Hero: a Liar and a Racist: Daniel Greenfield
On PBS, David Brooks Shames John Lewis: Whatever Happened to 'They Go Low, We Go High'?: Tim Graham

CBS News swings for Pulitzer fences with final Harlequin Romance-worthy Obama fawn: Doug Powers
Lunatics Crash Trump International Hotel Restaurant In NYC For Obamacare ‘Cough-In’: WZ
Pro-Life Ben Stein Takes on Hollywood: ‘Thuggish Bullies’: Stephen Herried

World

Thanks go to Trump for intervening: Israpundit
Mexico warns Trump border tariff would trigger 'global recession': UPI
Guantanamo Bay: Oman accepts 10 inmates from prison: MEE

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Oracle's Top 6 Predictions for Developers in 2017: John K. Waters
Aging and Death Are the Evolutionary Price of Complexity: Arunas L Radzvilavicius
America's Next Secret Weapon (That Can Paralyze a City): Electromagnetic Pulse Artillery Shells: NatlInt

Cornucopia

Ubu!: Sondrakistan
Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike: Paul Bedard
Flashback: Drunk Illegal Alien Who Killed Cop Qualified for Obama Amnesty: JW

Image: Martin O’Malley Compares Trump To Hitler, KKK
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

BUMMER: Clinton Global Graft Initiative Shuts Doors, Lays Off Staff

By Rachel Stoltzfoos

The Clinton Foundation announced it’s laying off 22 staffers on the Clinton Global Initiative, keeping with a plan to deal with the negative spotlight put on the organization during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The layoffs will take effect April 15, the Clinton Foundation said in a filing with the New York Department of Labor Thursday, citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative. The move is part of a plan put in motion ahead of the presidential election in order to offset a storm of criticism regarding pay-to-play allegations during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

Larwyn's Linx: Trump May Herald a New Political Order

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Trump May Herald a New Political Order: John Steele Gordon
Rand Paul to unveil GOP's Obamacare replacement plan: Kyle Feldscher
Joe Manchin Rejects Fellow Democrat John Lewis: Lookout

Obama accused of sabotaging Trump's transition: Paul Bedard
Debunking Loretta Lynch's 'Chicago Cops Are Racist Villains' Statistics: ZH
George Soros: The Man Behind the Mayhem: David Haggin

Respect For The Oval Office: Did Obama Have Any?: RightPundit
Sharpton calls for protests against Sessions: Kyle Feldscher
Clinton Should Not Escape Prosecution Over Her Emails: News-Register

Heads Are Finally Beginning To Roll At The Clinton Foundation: TheDC
Controversial anti-cop painting receives official eviction notice: RWN
Rand Paul Says He Has Full Obamacare Replacement Plan: RWN

Economy

The Little Rascals Of Government Want Your 401K Account: Don Surber
Pelosi: Were It Not for Obama, $20 Trillion Debt Would Be Higher: Penny Starr
Why Illinois lost more residents than any other state in 2016: Eric Peterson

Scandal Central

Why Did the Bureau of Justice Stop Publishing the Data on Interracial Crime?: Helen Smith
Virginia: FBI visits mosque with multiple ties to jihad to reassure Muslims of their safety: Robert Spencer
Turns Out Jeb Bush is the Guy Who’s Started All the #GoldenShowers” Nonsense: RalphRetort

Climate, Energy & Regulations

EPA says it can’t pay economic damages from massive mine spill: Dan Elliott

Media

Let’s Review: Peegate: AmDigest
Anderson Cooper: If a Republican Said About Clinton What John Lewis Said About Trump…: Josh Feldman
Video: Idiot Attempts To Rob Gun Store And Pays The Price: DailyWire

World

The decay of Paris: Theodore Dalrymple
‘EU’s new tool against political opponents is to link them to Russia’ – Danish journalist: RT
Let’s see how long Obama’s newly-appointed FBI official lasts under a Trump Administration: BNI

‘If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Forget Her Cunning’: Alex Grobman
"Human rights" groups silent on German court case justifying synagogue attacks: Elder
Farage: European Union is in big trouble: Marathon

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Sugar, explained: Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina
Artist Creates Fabric That Can Fool Facial Recognition Tech: Derrick Broze
Digital Business Will Increase IT Spending in 2017: Mike Vizard

Cornucopia

This Is How You Wear Black and White: MOTUS
President Obama says First Family is ready to leave the White House: DailyMail
Hollywood Hills, Improved: Elephant

Image: Zoe Saldana Believes Hollywood Bullied Donald Trump
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

VANISHING ACT: Europe, Now You See It, Now You Don't!

By Edward Cline

"Now you see it! Now you don't!" the Super Star Magician recites the magic words, "Allahu Akbar!" (in lieu of "Presto!").

The Islamic magician, sporting a magnificently bejeweled turban (in lieu of a top hat), and a handlebar moustache (not strictly halal) with lascivious grins, first gropes the prone near-nude form of Europa in its intimate parts to prove to the audience that it is a real person and not a mannequin. Then the lights dim, he waves his baton, and sweeps his cape with its blood red lining before the table, and snaps it once with a deft flick of the wrist. When he jerks the cape away, the table is empty. In fact, the table itself has even disappeared.

How did he do that? The audience applauds and wonders.

Larwyn's Linx: The Deep State Goes to War With Trump, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

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Nation

The Deep State Goes to War With Trump as Democrats Cheer: Intercept
Protesters planning to blockade inauguration checkpoints, 'party' near Pence home: RWN
Israeli officials were advised not to share intel with Trump White House: IntelNews

The Inauguration War: David Horowitz
Democrat Narrative, Rep. John Lewis: “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president”: Treehouse
Meet the biker hosting the biggest pro-Trump demonstration at the inauguration: WaPo

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduces bill to dissolve ATF: Daley Gator
Obama to sign bill allowing Mattis to serve as defense secretary: Exam
Sore Loser John Lewis to Skip Trump Inauguration: Roll Call

The Detestable Senator Feinstein – Another Great Example for Term Limits: Jen Kuznicki
Mob protesting Trump labor secretary pick reveal what massive idiots they are: RWN
Trump fires back: John Lewis 'all talk, talk, talk': Daniel Chaitin

Economy

5 Big Myths About ObamaCare's Repeal — Busted: IBD
Right to work will improve economy for all Missourians: Stacy Washington
Trump’s plan for the H-1B visa rules would keep the poor out of America: Annalisa Merelli

Scandal Central

Confirmed: "Unknown" Republican, Democrat Paid For Anti-Trump Report: ZH
Guccifer 2.0 Comes Out of Hiding: I Breached DNC Network, The CIA Report “Is a Crude Fake”: Flopping Aces
Soros’ Son Quietly Steps Up as Major Liberal Donor: Joe Schoffstall

Will the DOJ Reopen the Hillary Clinton Email Case Under Jeff Sessions?: Debra Heine
Why the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton is back to front and center: Andrew Napolitano
Pelosi’s ObamaCare Regret: We Needed Better Messaging: LI

Media

The Biggest Threat to the Media is the Media Itself: AmInt
Donald Trump's Golden Opportunity: Popehat
'Thousands' of Palestinians Celebrate Car Ramming Terror Attack, Media M.I.A.: CAMERA

Look What This Reporter Just Stole From Trump While No One Was Looking!: NewsFoxes
DeVos will be good for public education: Detroit News Editorial Board
Cavuto Reminds CNN that 8 Years Ago Obama Blacklisted Fox News For Doing Its Job: Daily Headlines

World

German court calls synagogue torching an acceptable act of protest: Benjamin Weinthal
Mexico's president rips Trump over wall, auto companies, NAFTA: Paul Bedard
Obama ‘screwed’ us, angry Cuban migrants say: Manila Times

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The future of technology in warfare: From AI robots to VR torture: Thomas Macaulay
In 5 years, IBM thinks we'll have tech to see like Superman: Brett Williams
Police worldwide eye Baltimore's vast surveillance complex: CSMonitor.com

Cornucopia

NFL Coaches Yell At Refs Because It Freakin’ Works: Noah Davis
How Can You Miss Someone If They Won’t Go Away?: MOTUS
Geography of Hate versus Hope: Cube

Image: Mob protesting Trump labor secretary pick reveal what massive idiots they are
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