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12 Signs That A Cloud Of Insanity Has Descended On The Land

May 17 - What in the world is happening to America? Recently, I was asked to describe what we are watching happen to our nation. After thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that it is almost as if a “cloud of insanity” has descended upon the United States and much of the rest of the western world. From our top leaders on down, people are engaged in incredibly self-destructive behavior and are making extremely irrational decisions. Some would describe it as being given over to a depraved mind...

Hillary Clinton Vows New Gun Grab in Secret Recording

May 17 - A secretly recorded speech at an unknown location features Hillary Clinton vowing to launch a new effort to ban assault weapons if she becomes president. “So I’m going to speak out. I’m going to do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA,” Clinton asserts. “And we’re going to do whatever we can. I’m proud when my husband took them on and we were able to ban assault weapons but he had to put a sunset on it so, 10 years later, of course, Bush...

NYC to Fine Businesses That Don’t Use Correct Gender Pronouns

May 18 - Businesses in New York City face fines under a new law that makes it a violation of someone’s human rights not to use their preferred “gender pronoun”. According to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, employees, landlords and businesses who refuse to refer to transgender people as terms such as “ze” and “hir” will be in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. Violations include, “Intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title.

US Army Appoints First Openly Homosexual Leader

May 18 - Eric Manning has been confirmed as secretary of the Army, making him the first openly homosexual leader of a U.S. military service. President Barack Obama nominated Fanning for the position last year, but the voice vote approval came Tuesday after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dropped his opposition to Fanning. His confirmation was stalled because of a dispute over the Obama administration's plans to close the facility at Guantanamo and transfer detainees to the U.S. Roberts said Deputy Defense...

Five-Year-Old Girl Suspended for Bringing Bubble Gun to School

May 18 - A five-year-old girl at Southeast Elementary School in Southeast Brighton, Colorado, was suspended on Monday for bringing a bubble gun to school. The toy, which is made of clear plastic and accepts a screw-on can of suds, shoots out a stream of bubbles when a child squeezes the trigger. In explaining the suspension, 5 News described the toy as a “weapon.” The girl’s mother, using the pseudonym “Emma” to protect her privacy, said it was not necessary for the school to do...

Israel set to form 'most right-wing government in history'

May 18 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set on Thursday to form the most right-wing government in Israeli history, with Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner loathed by Palestinians, expected to become defense minister. Netanyahu aides were in talks with officials of Lieberman's hawkish Yisrael Beitenu party on terms for its entry to the ruling coalition, which would boost its currently wafer-thin majority in parliament. Leaks to the Israeli media from both sides said a deal was close to being finalized.

Mob burns Venezuelan man alive over $5 as justice fails

May 18 - The mob didn't know at first what Roberto Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough. Dozens of men loitering on the sidewalk next to a supermarket kicked and punched the 42-year-old until he was bloodied and semi-conscious. After all, they had been robbed of cell phones, wallets and motorcycles over the years, and thought Bernal had a criminal's face. Then a stooped, white-haired man trailing behind told them he'd been mugged. The mob went through Bernal's pockets and handed...

Coach fired for praying honored for courage

May 18 - Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy has been honored by the Family Policy Institute of Washington state with its Rosa Parks Courage Award for his principled stand in refusing to discontinue praying at the 50-yard line after football games. Mike Berry, senior counsel for First Liberty Institute, which has defended Kennedy, said it’s “so appropriate that the namesake for this award is Rosa Parks, somebody who exhibited tremendous courage in the face of opposition.

Refugees sending 'suitcases of welfare cash' home to Somalia - FBI 'won't touch it' for fear of offending Muslims

May 18 - Men and women pulling “suitcases full of cash” started showing up at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for international flights bound for Africa. Transporting large amounts of cash overseas is perfectly legal. But it was who was carrying the money… and where it was going that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to a report by KING 5, the local NBC affiliate for western Washington. Those hauling the cash-laden cases were Somali-Americans who’d come to this...

May 12, 2016

US Army Shrinks to Smallest Level Since Before World War II

May 11 - The U.S. Army has shrunk to its smallest level since before World War II. The Army Times reports it's now down to 479,000 soldiers on active duty – that's the lowest number since 1940. "We've been decreasing the size of the Army starting in about 2011," Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling told CNN. "But now it's gathering attention because it's affecting employment and the civilians' communities around these bases." The Army still has more than half a million soldiers in reserve. But without intervention from...

Secretary of State John Kerry Urges Europeans to Do Business with Iran

May 11 - Critics have accused the Obama administration of effectively acting as Iran’s law firm during the nuclear negotiations, but now Secretary of State John Kerry seems determined to volunteer as Iran’s marketing director. As part of what the Wall Street Journal describes as “the Obama Administration’s moves recently to help integrate Iran into the global economic system after decades of punitive sanctions,” Kerry urged European businesses not to use the remaining U.S. sanctions on Iran as an excuse...

UK Immigration 1.5 MILLION Higher Than Govt Estimates, Data Reveals After Breitbart London Expose

May 12 - European Union (EU) immigration into Britain is nearly 1.5 million higher as previously thought, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has admitted – confirming a suggestion by Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam in August 2015. The ONS said in 2014 that around 220,000 EU migrants had entered Britain over the previous year, yet separate figures showed 421,000 new National Insurance Numbers (NINos) had been issued in the same period. Now the ONS confirmed Breitbart London’s...

Germans Find 369 Suspected Islamic State Terrorists Among Arriving Migrants

May 12 - According to German federal crime office, a number of Islamic terrorists have entered Germany by hiding amongst recent flows of migrants from the Middle East, and since last year 369 people with suspected ties to the Islamic State have come into the country in this way. “German security authorities have indications that members and supporters of terrorist organizations are infiltrating groups of migrants in a focused and organized way, in order to launch attacks in Germany,” said a police spokesman...

Italy approves civil unions for homosexuals

May 12 - Homosexual activists won a huge concession in Italy as parliamentary leaders, following a fiercely contested legislative fight that lasted years, gave their thumbs-up to a measure allowing civil unions for homosexuals. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called a conference to press the final bill into law, bringing an end to Italy’s status as the last major country in the West to refuse to legally recognize homosexual unions, Reuters reported. Catholic groups that had waged a huge resistance to the bill weren’t happy...

Awkward: Hillary supporter chokes on 'under God'

May 11 - The Democrats still have a God problem. During Hillary Clinton’s introduction by a female supporter at a campaign rally at New Jersey’s Camden County College, the woman attempted to weave in the Pledge of Allegiance as she warmed up the crowd. Waving her arms, the speaker began, “Hillary can bring us together, as one nation …” And then she stumbled on what came next. After a moment’s hesitation, she continued, “Uhhh … indispizzable, with liberty and justice for all.” It was four...

Video shows police punching suspect after chase ends in New Hampshire

May 12 - Authorities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on Wednesday vowed to investigate an incident captured on video in which police officers beat a man after a high-speed chase spanning both states, media reported. A video obtained by Reuters taken from a helicopter showed officers drawing their weapons on a truck they had just stopped. A man got out of the truck, dropped to his knees, and then his stomach, before he was punched several times by at least two officers and handcuffed, the footage showed.

[Recovering Economy] Macy's Posts 'Worst' Retail Sales Since Recession, Stock Plunges

May 12 - Macy's is acknowledging that there will be no consumer splurge anytime soon. A gloomy holiday shopping season across much of the retail spectrum has seeped into a spring funk. And after some startling numbers and projections from the Gap earlier this week and then Macy's Wednesday, investors had seen all they needed to see. Shares tumbled across the sector with the bulk of retailers yet to report quarterly earnings. Macy's stock plunged 15 percent to levels not seen in four years.

Obama Admin: Yes, We Lied to Israel About Iran

May 9 - Ben Rhodes, a deputy National Security Adviser to US President Barack Obama, revealed in a New York Times interview published last week what pretty much everyone already knew - the Obama White House lied to win approval for its Iran nuclear deal. Getting a deal on the books was more important than the consequences of doing so, it was more important than the reality of an aggressive and nuclear-armed Iran. That’s the gist of what Rhodes told the Times. “We can do things that challenge the conventional...

Canada: Israel's Peace Partners are Terrorists

May 9 - Canada’s Federal Court last week upheld a decision that basically labeled Israel’s purported “peace partners” in the Palestinian Authority as terrorists. Earlier, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada had denied asylum to Akram Muslih Anteer, a Palestinian man living in Sweden, because of his connection to Fatah. Fatah is the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It is the largest and most dominant faction in the PLO and the Palestinian Authority. The Canadians determined that “Fatah did not...

Mumps Being Spread by and Among Vaccinated People

May 10 - Vaccines are a very lucrative business. Pfizer's vaccine Prevnar, which targets 13 strains of pneumococcus bacteria, generated $6.25 billion in revenue last year. And that's just one vaccine. Even ineffective vaccines allow vaccine makers to make a mint. One of the most obvious vaccine failures is the mumps vaccine (part of the measles, mumps, rubella, aka MMR). Again and again, outbreaks among vaccinated populations occur, yet rarely is the truth of the situation addressed, namely the fact...

May 4, 2016

Target Transgender Bathroom Policy Sparks Huge Backlash

May 4 - Target's liberal bathroom position is getting backlash from consumers. Two weeks ago, the store stated that customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that corresponds with their gender identity. Customer surveys from two separate research firms show Target's reputation has since fallen dramatically. "If you have man parts you go to a man bathroom, if you have lady parts you go to the ladies bathroom," one Target shopper said. More than 1 million people have signed a boycott...

Hillary Clinton Plans Executive Action to Exceed Obama on Gun Control

May 4 - Even before Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee on Tuesday, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was looking toward the general election and planning to use executive action “go further than Obama” on gun control. In fact, implementing more gun control is “at the top of her to-do list.” The Washington Post sums up the generalities of this gun control focus by reporting that Clinton wants to “to broaden requirements for background checks and narrow loopholes that allow...

U.S. on verge of 'losing Iraq completely to Iran'

May 3 - Escalating protests in Baghdad threaten the Iraqi government as Shiite Muslim factions battle for control for the country, and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney says Iran could soon wield all the power in Iraq unless the U.S. changes course in significant ways. He is also reacting to ISIS killing a U.S. Navy SEAL, who was assisting the Kurdish Peshmerga against ISIS. In recent days, protesters have stormed government buildings, protesting Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s decision to replace members...

White House to Create Monument to Homosexual Rights

May 3 - President Barack Obama is set to declare the first national monument recognizing the contributions of the U.S. homosexual, bisexual and transgender community, the Washington Post said on Tuesday. The monument would designate a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America's modern homosexual liberation movement, the Post said. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Terrorism Fears Grow Over Cuts in Refugee Screening

May 4 - The Obama administration is reportedly forging ahead with a "dangerously flawed" plan to expedite the vetting of an expected 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, paring down the usual 18-24 month process to just three months. The Washington Free Beacon reports security-conscious lawmakers wary that current vetting procedures aren't enough to handle the influx are pressing the administration to rethink the plan. "We know the 18- to 24-month vetting process for Syrian refugees has severe vulnerabilities after...

FBI Chooses Secrecy Over Locking Up Criminals

May 2 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to discuss even the broad strokes of some of its secret investigative methods, such as implanting malware and tracking cellphones with Stingrays, is backfiring – if the goal is to actually enforce the law. In the most recent example, the FBI may be forced to drop its case against a Washington State school administrator charged with possessing child porn because it doesn’t want to tell the court or the defense how it got its evidence – even in the judge’s chambers.

Muslim strong favorite to win London mayoral election

May 1 - Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain’s opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London’s mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world’s top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head...

Half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced

May 3 - Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. — so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won’t end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted. But it’s a stricture honored more in the breach than in compliance, according to statistics obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which found that of the millions of legal immigrants living in the U.S. and collecting welfare or other public benefits, only a single person was kicked out of the country over the last three years for...

Clinton Campaign Made Payments to Hard Drive and Document Destruction Company

May 3 - The Hillary Clinton campaign made multiple payments to a company that specializes in hard drive and document destruction, campaign finance records show. The payments, which were recorded in February and March of 2016, went to the Nevada-based American Document Destruction, Inc., which claims expertise in destroying hard drives or “anything else that a hard drive can come from.” “Our hard drive destruction procedures take place either at your site or at our secure facility in Sparks...

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

May 4 - The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday. The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami, carried on state television, follow a long history of both rhetoric and confrontation between Iran and the US over the narrow strait, through which nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes. The remarks by the acting commander...

Latest Food Crackdown: Salt Wars

May 4 - Salt has been portrayed as a dietary villain for decades and blamed for rising rates of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. The vast majority of salt consumed by Americans comes from processed foods, including those you might not consider to be overtly salty. In fact, foods like bread, chicken dishes, egg dishes and pasta dishes make up close to one-third of Americans’ salt intake, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Will the FDA Succumb to Its Biggest Anti-Science Blunder?

May 3 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance — a classification, many would argue, it should not have been given in the first place. Marijuana is legal for medical use in 23 states and Washington D.C. and legal for recreational use in four states. Other states, such as Ohio, may soon follow suit. In Ohio, polls show a majority of residents favor the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes and the...

Many Surprising Foods Found to Contain Monsanto's Deadly Poison

May 3 - Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history. In 2014, farmers sprayed enough glyphosate to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to every acre of cultivated cropland in the U.S. and nearly 0.5 a pound of glyphosate to all cropland worldwide. Yet, mysteriously, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Residue Program, which is tasked with monitoring pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply, does not test for glyphosate residues.

Taxpayer Money Used to Promote Biotech Propaganda

May 3 - A few weeks ago I wrote about how when a now retired University of Illinois' professor named Bruce Chassy received money from the U.S. State Department to produce informational videos on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), he collaborated with Monsanto on the content. Alternet also recently published an article detailing the conflicts of interest between Chassy and Monsanto, and how the professor spent years supporting Monsanto's agenda without disclosing his financial ties to the company.

April 27, 2016

Marseille synagogue to be converted into mosque

April 27 - A synagogue in Marseille is to be converted into a mosque, reflecting demographic shifts in the southern French city, a Jewish leader has told AFP. A Muslim cultural association, Al Badr, is to purchase the Or Thora synagogue, which is used less and less by the Jewish community, the city's top Jewish leader Zvi Ammar said Tuesday. "For the past 20 years or so we have seen the shift of the Jewish community to other neighborhoods," Ammar said, adding that he viewed the sale "positively". "We all have the...

Europe will 'soon have more Muslims than Christians': Belgium warns against 'making an enemy of Islam' at Brussels attacks hearing

April 26 - Muslims will soon outnumber Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister has claimed. Speaking at a hearing into the Brussels attacks, Koen Geens said the European Community may not realize it “but this is the reality”. His comments were followed by Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon warning against Europeans “making an enemy of Islam” describing it as “the worst thing we can do”. Speaking at the EU Parliament, Mr. Geens said: “In Europe, very shortly we’re soon going to have more practicing...

Obama administration fails to screen Syrian refugees’ social media accounts

April 26 - The Obama administration isn’t vetting the social media profiles of all Syrian refugees despite promises made last year after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, which exposed holes in the U.S. immigration screening process. Concerns over refugee screening spurred Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday to cancel his state’s cooperation with federal authorities trying to resettle Syrians. It was another blow to the administration’s attempts to reach President Obama’s goal of...

50-Year Study Finds Spanking Doesn’t Work

April 27 - It’s an issue that’s long plagued parents, but new research being called the most comprehensive analysis on spanking says it doesn’t work. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and University of Michigan looked at 75 studies involving more than 150,000 children over 50 years. They found that children who were spanked were more likely to defy their parents. Family discussions about discipline can often leave a house divided. “We talk to them, we try to figure out this is what we need to do...

Transgender teen fights back after suspension for using 'wrong' bathroom

April 27 - The pep rally was underway as a South Carolina high school student headed to the bathroom. A teacher trailed him. The student is transgender, and she wanted to make sure he used "the right one," he said. To him, the right one is the boys' bathroom, which he says he has used since seventh grade without incident. Then, in his senior year, school administrators told him he had to use the girls' restroom, he said. They also gave him the option to use the nurse's restroom. When he exited the bathroom...

NYPD officer on trial for allegedly stomping man's head

April 26 - An NYPD officer went on trial in Brooklyn Tuesday in a notorious excessive force case that was caught on video, CBS New York reported. Police said Jahmiel Cuffee, 32, was allegedly resisting as officers attempted to handcuff him in Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 23, 2014, on suspicion of marijuana possession. Officer Joel Edouard was seen on video walking away as other officers took over, but Edouard suddenly returned, briefly pulled his gun, and appeared to stomp on the suspect's head, prosecutors said.

April 20, 2016

Federal court to school: Open boy's bathroom to girl

April 20 - A federal circuit court ruled a Virginia school board violated Title IX law by prohibiting a girl who considers herself a boy from using the male restroom facilities. And the dissenting judge was not happy, telling his two colleagues who ruled against the school that their way of thinking was “illogical and unworkable,” Breitbart reported. The case stems from a girl who was listed in court filings as G.G. and who claimed she actually felt like a boy. The Gloucester County school she attended let her use...

Tennessee votes to sue feds over refugee resettlements

April 20 - Tennessee’s General Assembly voted by a wide margin to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program, alleging violations of the the Tenth Amendment, the one that guarantees states hold all rights not specifically delegated to the national powers. The vote on SJR467 first passed the House with a 69 to 25 vote and then the Senate, 29 to 4. “Today we struck a blow for liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” said Sen. Mark Norris, one of the resolution’s co-sponsors, in an interview...

Target takes stand on transgender bathroom controversy

April 20 - Target said Tuesday that transgender customers at its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, the latest corporate reaction to a wave of legislation seen by critics as anti-LGBT. "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," the retailer said. "Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." State legislatures around the U.S. have in recent months debated proposals that would force...

North Korea procuring Iranian missile technology, Israeli analyst says

April 20 - A solid-fuel rocket engine North Korea tested in March was built with technology from Iran, an Israeli analyst said. Tal Inbar, of Israel's Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, said Pyongyang has also made significant progress in developing ballistic missile technology, Voice of America reported Tuesday. Inbar made the statements at a congressional briefing addressing the "ballistic axis," a reference to Iran's and North Korea's space program. The analyst also said a significant...

Paul Ryan Keeps Door Open to Future Presidential Run

April 20 - House Speaker Paul Ryan appease to be keeping his future White House options wide open. In a CNN interview posted Wednesday, Ryan, the party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, was asked if his decision not to get into the race this year meant he's nixed a presidential run in the future as well. "Well no, but I don't think that far down the road," he said. "I made a decision in this cycle for 2016 not to run for president." His rejection last week of an 11th hour bid for the party's nomination at a contested...

Christianity Demonized as a Global Menace

April 19 - Can you believe anyone even organizes a "white privilege" conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama's presidency? Well, you'd better believe it, and you should also know that at least one of the speakers at this conference is militantly Christophobic. The 17th annual White Privilege Conference was held in Philadelphia from April 15 to 17. Blake Neff of The Daily Caller attended the conference and reported that "activist and author Paul Kivel" actually claimed that "almost every dysfunction...

[Recovering Economy] Nordstrom eliminating up to 400 jobs in cost-cutting move

April 19 - Nordstrom will eliminate between 350 and 400 jobs in pursuit of a leaner business model and about $60 million in cost savings, the retailer said Monday. Affected positions will primarily be from the company's corporate office and regional support teams and the changes are expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter. The company will look at getting rid of open unfilled positions first. Nordstrom, citing the need to evolve to meet customer demands, said the decision will help the...

[Recovering Economy] Intel Layoffs: 12,000-Job Cut Confirmed by Chipmaker

April 20 - Intel confirmed it is cutting 12,000 jobs as a decline in sales of personal computers is forcing it to reorganize. The layoffs represent about 11 percent of its workforce. The giant chipmaker made the announcement Tuesday as it reported lower-than-expected sales for the first quarter. The Associated Press reported. Industry analysts say an extended slide in global PC sales is showing no signs of leveling off. Intel, which has long been the world's leading maker of PC chips, is now trying to expand into other...

US Presidential Candidate Sanders Ups Rhetoric Against Israel

April 19 - Earlier this month, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told the New York Daily News that during the Gaza war of 2014 Israel had killed “over 10,000” Palestinians, most of them civilians and most indiscriminately. It was a remark right out of the Hamas propaganda playbook. No, it was worse. Even Hamas only claimed 1,400 deaths in the 50-day conflict. Over the past week, Sanders, despite being the only Jewish candidate in the race, has upped his rhetoric against the Jewish state. In a debate...

Banning cash is infringing on the freedom of citizens on a massive scale

April 17 - Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments. Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight criminal transactions — involved in money laundering, terrorism, and tax evasion. These promises of salvation are used to get the general public to agree to a society without cash. But there is no convincing proof for the claim that the world...

Michael Savage: “West Will Collapse” Without Christian Revival

April 16 - There has never been a successful and long-lasting atheistic civilization — and there never will be — is the opinion of many astute observers. And it’s also apparently the belief of radio giant Michael Savage, as he issued a dire warning on his Wednesday show. “Unless Christianity receives a new enthusiasm that sweeps the Western world, and Christianity itself rises up against the forces against it,” he said, “the entire West will collapse in your lifetime.” Savage, author of numerous best-selling books and host of...

Loneliness: The new (old) smoking?

April 19 - The scourge of loneliness has been with us since time immemorial, but only in recent years has its toll on human health gained appreciation. New research shows that feeling lonely or socially isolated bumps up a person's average risk for coronary heart disease and stroke -- two of the developed world's most prolific killers -- by 50%. As a risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries or stroke, those statistics put loneliness on a par with light smoking, anxiety and occupational stress. And they make social...

Majority of Louisianans oppose removing Confederate statues

April 19 - A majority of people in Louisiana oppose taking down Confederate monuments, a Louisiana State University poll has found. The survey released Monday examined feelings statewide about New Orleans' plan to remove prominent Confederate statues, including a towering figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed removing the Confederate memorials. The poll found 88 percent of whites opposed removal, while 47 percent of blacks also opposed removal.

Federal Transgender Ruling Undercuts NC Bathroom Law

April 20 - A federal appeals court has delivered a big win for transgender activists. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled a Virginia school district was wrong to forbid a transgender student from using the boys' restroom. The decision likely threatens North Carolina's bathroom law, which requires students in public schools and universities to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. The ruling also comes after the U.S. Department of Education recently informed schools they must...

Largest US Health Insurer Pulls Away from Obamacare

April 20 - The largest U.S health insurer is pulling away from Obamacare. United Health has made the decision to limit its participation in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange. The move will leave more than 700,000 people to seek coverage with other insurers. The announcement comes after the company experienced heavy losses when it expanded into 34 states. United Health officials said that they expect to lose $650 million this year on its exchange business. CEO Stephen Hemsley said...

April 14, 2016

41 Percent of Dems Want Constitution Updated

April 13 - Almost half of registered Democrats think the Constitution needs to be updated, according to the results of a new poll. A YouGov survey about the Constitution included a question of whether there should be another Constitutional convention to update the document that was created Sept. 17, 1787 and ratified the following year. Forty-one percent of Democrats said the Constitution "should be updated," while 43 percent said it has "held up well." Only 20 percent of Republicans said they would like to...

Fingerprints to be tested as ‘currency’

April 9 - Starting this summer, the government will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to verify their identities and buy things at stores using only their fingerprints. The government hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards. It aims to realize the system by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The experiment will have inbound tourists register their fingerprints and other...

German Police Instructed to Remove ‘Rape’ from Migrant Assault Reports

April 8 - Remember New Year’s Eve? You were probably busy enjoying the holiday. Meanwhile, mass amounts of Muslim migrants went crazy with their celebrations. Naturally that included raping a bunch of German girls. What, you didn’t rape anyone? Fireworks are so last century. 2016 was all about the Muslim rape, don’t you know? Rape jokes aside, we talked about how Cologne police were trying to cover it up (Surprise! German Police Accused of Covering Up Massive Arab Sexual Assaults) since...

U.S. Admits More than TWICE the Number of Migrants from Muslim World than Europe

April 8 - The United States admits more than twice the number of immigrants from majority-Muslim nations than from countries in the European Union, according to a Senate analysis of Department of Homeland Security data. According a chart released Thursday by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, in the five years spanning from FY 2009 through FY 2013, the U.S. issued approximately 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim nations compared to the 270,000 green cards...

Major Canadian Newspaper Censors Politically Incorrect Story About Muslim Chain Attack

April 11 - A major newspaper in Canada has removed a story about two refugee children who choked a girl with a chain while shouting “Muslims rule the world” in a shocking example of politically correct-driven censorship. The original article published by the Chronicle Herald described how a grade three girl at Chebucto Heights Elementary School was choked on two separate occasions by two “refugee boys” who had arrived in February and that “a chain was used on both occasions”. According to the girl’s...

Syrian surge! ‘Refugees’ flood into U.S. at rate of 358 per week

April 13 - A flood of Muslim refugees from Syria, an average of 358 per week to be exact, is expected to arrive in the United States between now and the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The Obama administration has decided to implement a “surge” in Syrian refugees, fast-tracking the arrival of those fleeing civil war in that country to make good on its commitment of bringing 10,000 by the end of fiscal 2016. The “surge” is needed because the administration has delivered only 1,411 in the first...

Is Obama planning his revenge on Netanyahu?

April 14 - "During his final year in the White House, US President Barack Obama is preparing a metaphorical roadside IED for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It cannot be that the tainted relations between the two leaders will not end with Obama exacting some sweet revenge." Variations of the above statement have been uttered for a while now by senior American and Israeli officials since Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress last year during his campaign against Obama and his nuclear...

Ryan: Don't call Puerto Rico bill a 'bailout'

April 13 - Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) blasted Wall Street investors on Wednesday as he tried to tamp down conservative discontent with a bill to assist Puerto Rico. The GOP leader charged that “special money interest groups on Wall Street” are trying to sabotage the legislation by billing it as a “bailout.” Ryan said that the government will be forced to actually bail out the island if Congress fails to act, predicting massive defaults on its bonds. “Many big-money interest groups on Wall Street know this and have put...

From the Cradle to Jihad: Use of Child Bombers on the Rise

April 13 - Children are not only abused and sold into sex slavery throughout the world, but a new report warns they're increasingly being used by Islamic radicals to carry out acts of terrorism. It was one of the most disturbing scenes in the hit movie "American Sniper." To save American soldiers from certain death, sharp shooter Chris Kyle targets and kills a child terrorist. That movie scene was not simply Hollywood fiction. It depicted a real life situation in the midst of war and the agonizing choice made by Kyle.

Institute Cancels Temple of Baal Display for NYC

April 13 - Plans to build a giant arch for the Temple of Baal in New York City and London have been canceled. The Institute for Digital Archaeology had planned to build a 48-foot-tall re-creation of the 2,000-year-old temple entry arch in New York and in London. ISIS destroyed the structure last year in Palmyra, Syria. Instead, they will model the structure after the Arch of Triumph of Palmyra. 'The IDA's Arch of Triumph of Palmyra serves as a model for how, together, we will bring life back to Palmyra and...

Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill Will Release Criminal Aliens

April 13 - The bipartisan sentencing reform push in Congress would cause the premature release of many criminal aliens without a guarantee of deportation, according to NumbersUSA. The immigration reduction group predicts that legislation the House and Senate is considering will disproportionately benefit criminal aliens and represents a “Trojan Horse Amnesty” for their release. “Both the House and Senate are considering bills to ‘reform sentencing’ that would result in the massive release of criminal...

Promise Kept: Barack Obama Breaks the Coal Industry

April 13 - President Obama’s war on coal has bagged its biggest trophy to date: the bankruptcy filing by the largest U.S. coal company, Peabody Energy. Make no mistake about it, though, Peabody’s management and that of the rest of coal industry bears much of the blame for its own demise. It ought to serve as a lesson for everyone else targeted by take-no-prisoners progressives. Peabody’s bankruptcy filing follows that of other major coal companies including, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal...

Boeing Visits Iran to Discuss Jetliner Sales

April 13 - Iran’s Aviation Companies Association announced on Monday that a delegation from Boeing has visited the country for preliminary talks about the sale of jetliners. Boeing’s rival Airbus moved swiftly after economic sanctions against Iran were lifted, working out a deal to sell 118 planes for about $27 billion. Bloomberg News described the Airbus deal as a “bonanza” for the company. Iran currently has about 60 Boeing aircraft in service, largely older models dating back to the 70s and 80s. Iran’s aging air fleet...

GOP Leadership Tells Members ‘Remain Silent’ on Puerto Rico Debt Vote

April 13 - Rep. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) says House leadership told members of the Natural Resources Committee “to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time came for a vote regarding the upcoming Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill” during a meeting held last night. “In all my time in Congress, no one has ever asked me to do something quite like this, until last night. I was angry,” Fleming stated in a press release. “To be asked to walk away—to be told to miss a...

Not Even Your Organic Wine Is Safe From Monsanto

April 12 - Glyphosate usage has gotten so out of control that it’s seemingly taken on a life of its own and is now showing up even in foods that haven’t been directly sprayed, namely the grapes used to make organic wine. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history. It’s used in a number of different herbicides (700 in all), but Roundup is by far the most widely used. Since glyphosate was introduced in 1974, 1.8 million tons have been applied to...