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Tuesday, September 30. 2014
Hong Kong Demonstrators Unveil 'Umbrella Revolution'
The rise and fall and rise of the National Council of Churches
Too much politics, too little God
Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you.
University of Chicago Suspends Chinese Government-Backed Institute
Sensitivity course teaches opposition to gay marriage can be harassment
Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015
California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link
The Radical Environmental Agenda Should Be Rejected, even if Global Warming Is Real
Earth-Friendly Energy Is Anything But
It’s Immigration Uber Alles at the Wall Street Journal - Chief spokesmen for unrestricted immigration.
Jerry Brown approves loan program for
SCHOOLS SCRAMBLE TO HELP TEENS WHO CROSSED BORDER
Military Poll: Most Troops Oppose Ground Troops in Iraq
So, apparently, does the Iraq army
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Radical Environmental Agenda:
Not mentioned is the net energy loss of putting 40% of our food crops into gas tanks for lower emissions. Although it's keeping us mechanics busy.
Killing the middle class thru increased costs for products and services.
Not true. The Iraqi army did not oppose troops on the ground in Iraq. Just because the troops were ISIS doesn't mean they don't count.
California on government in the bedroom. Just lie back and think of your boyfriend/girlfriend. And government in the bedroom is a machine. It's like is never stops screwing you, over and over, any which way it can and some it shouldn't.
NCC: I've often read that any group not specifically conservative will change over time into a leftist group, the NCC being one good example thereof.
Not enough umbrellas in that photo for me to so name that group.
Barry gray? It's always about him.
Every war will end--when one side (or all-but-one-side) stops fighting.
"Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border"
The direct education cost to taxpayers for each illegal child is between $12,000 and $18,000 year. Then there are the welfare costs, the incarceration costs, the deaths and injuries from illegals who kill about 3000 people a year drive without insurance, sell drugs, molest children and commit crimes at a rate more then double the rate of legal citizens. The simple act of crossing the border is a crime. A crime you or I would pay for with fines and/or jail time. Our response it to take more money from our beleaguered middle class and spend it on these criminals. Why? The answer is simply because some people benefit fromthis mass illegal (and legal) immigration. Politicians pamper them and recruit them for votes and then reward them with your money. Businesses hire them for less then they would have to pay a citizen and fire citizens without regard or care. THAT is the reason that illegal immigration is tolerated and even encouraged. This all went into hyperdrive over the last 5 or 6 years. The DNC and left wing activists have hatched a plan to flood the country with illegals and seduce them all into the Democrat party with money stolen/taxed from the middle class. The plan is that once the 20 million illegals here and another 20 million to come over the next decade are registered as Democrats that the Democrats will never lose another national election. We will throw out the constitution and replace it with a Marxist/socialist belief system. The middle class will be destroyed and some elite will become fabulously rich. The plan is on schedule and is unlikely to be stopped even if there was a opposition party (which there is not). If you have any doubts then simply watch what happens in the months following the election. Win or lose the Democrats will push through amnesty, appoint another corrupt far left "minority" AG who will make sure no challenges to this unlawful activity can see the light of day. Your country is being stolen from you and it is happening right in front of your eyes.
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you.
The article points out that the graph of alcohol consumption resembles the Pareto Curve, which predicts that the top 20% of users of a consumer product account for 80% of consumption.
"One consequence is that the heaviest drinkers are of greatly disproportionate importance to the sales and profitability of the alcoholic-beverage industry," he writes writes. "If the top decile somehow could be induced to curb their consumption level to that of the next lower group (the ninth decile), then total ethanol sales would fall by 60 percent."Interesting way to look at it.
Wow, my 4-5 bottles of wine per week makes me a rank amateur.
Barry went gray, just as Clinton did, and for a similar reason: an avalanche of political troubles. As I recall, Bill debuted his in Africa with some kind of weird gray/green dye job. I expect by now it is some kind of Presidential meme: poor me, look how the job is so hard on me, me, me .... me.
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