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Saturday, April 25. 2015
And I thought my Coreg was expensive
I like that Lilly stuff. They even make stuff for men, but you have to be above-average macho to wear it.
How about a ‘Capitalism Day’ to balance ‘Earth Day’ to remind us of what’s behind environmental improvements
Everglades shows government threatens the environment
Status Quo On Housing Finance Keeps Failed System In Place
Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming
Hasn't had a new thought since 1960
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know” - Sandra Stotsky’s primer for improving American educational standards
"Toughen up, buttercup." Megyn Kelly offers helpful advice to students seeking “safe space” from opinions
They are just play-acting fragile, Megyn. It's a power play.
Playing at Protest - Gotham’s confused politicians demonstrate against a system they own and operate.
Mitt Romney on Clinton Foundation donations: 'It looks like bribery'
NYT Freak Out: Ermagersh! Ted Cruz Has Gay Friends — and Supporters!!! This doesn't fit the narrative.
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"Environmentalism is not about saving the planet; it is about controlling the populace."
DING DING DING! We have a winnah, chicken dinnah!
I see conflict here between 10 most expensive prescription drugs and the chinese manipulating embryos (supposedly to eradicate genetic diseases).
We won't need big Pharma if we make designer babies. At least in that short time period before the zombie apocalypse starts, anyway.
main purpose of designer babies is to create mindless zombies that won't ever question orders from their political masters...
We appear to be approaching peak idiocracey: the police protest themselves for their violence and racism.
UK still seems to be ahead of us in the crazy department:
British Labour Party: We’ll Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime
Daily Mail: More men are raped in the US than women
Um, no. The report compares rape with sexual assault. It also compares survey data with reported rapes. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that about 90% of rapes are against women.
Sounds like maybe they're making the same type of analysis that shows that 20% of college co-eds are raped or sexually assaulted.
That would suggest an even stronger disconnect between the statistics.
With the acceptance of homosexuals into the military, there are now more sexual assaults committed against men in the military than women.
Mitt Romney on Clinton Foundation donations: It looks like bribery
Sure. Just as soon as the Clintons get out of prison for Whitewater, Benghazi, the missing White House furniture, and the Vince Foster murder, they should be tried on this too.
And what about that birth certificate!
I suppose you're ok with people selling houses to retired folk and if they miss ONE payment, all their other payments are then considered as rent and they lose all their equity (Whitewater).
I suppose you're ok with an ambassador of a dangerous, lawless country (Libya) requesting more security and being refused only to be killed by a mob of jihadis. Of course, just about everybody had already left town because it was too dangerous but Dame Hillary! must have missed that email. Oh, I guess you're also ok with her lying to the parents of those who were killed about who was really responsible (hint: it wasn't the guy who made the video).
As for Vince Foster, there were a lot of theories flying around - and why not? How many people who work in the WH are killed somewhere, wrapped in a rug and hidden in a nearby park where the less astute park police are in charge?
You didn't mention renting out the Lincoln Bedroom, the cattle futures, the private, unsecured email server, the Clinton Foundation that keeps 85% of "donations" and only uses 15% for charitable causes. There are a lot of questions about so many things the Clintons and Obama do but for some reason we never get to the bottom of them.
Gee! After that (partial) list of "issues", I just don't know why anyone wouldn't trust those nice Clintons!
I'm not sure what Obama's birth certificate has to do with the Clinton Foundation or the Clintons in general, but maybe I missed that. Are you saying that the Clintons forged the birth certificate? Are they responsible for keeping it from being produced for so long? Did they get Kenya officials to claim that Obama was born in Kenya? You lost me.
mudbug: You didn't mention renting out the Lincoln Bedroom, the cattle futures, the private, unsecured email server, the Clinton Foundation that keeps 85% of "donations" and only uses 15% for charitable causes.
Why, you wascally wabbit! ..... One of these days...
You forgot the Rose Law firm billing records, Sandy Berger stealing documents from the National Archive, the Travel Office massacre, and probably some other shit I can't remember right now.
Who cares if they're tried? As I see it, if you can successfully steal that much money, you're entitled to it.
The point is to wreck her campaign. This kind of character smear the Clintons and most demoncraps are familiar with, so this should be a surprise to anyone.
A certified audit by a CPA would go a long way.
Don't be naive. naiver.
Always nice to when all the major party candidates are clearly in Wall street's pocket, eh?
Best democracy money can buy! Well, at least the most expensive.
Democrat Senator Reid has already set the standard for accusations: An accusation against a presidential candidate must be answered and proven wrong by the candidate. Democrat Hillary must prove the charges of bribery against her are false. She has the evidence of e-mails in her vault (if you think several copies were not kept by several people, you are naive). As she claims to have destroyed the evidence; she must now produce the evidence to demonstrate her innocence of the allegations of bribery.
Woman eats 3 72-ounce steaks during Texas food challenge
From the article:
Does a 72-ounce steak sound appetizing to you? How about eating three of them in under twenty minutes? Oh and be sure to add three salads, three dinner rolls, three baked potatoes, with three shrimp cocktails on the side, to the menu.
"Well, 124-pound Molly Schuyler -- a Nebraska native who relocated to California -- recently set that unbelievable record during the 72 Oz Showdown in Amarillo, Texas, at the Big Texan steakhouse."
Holy cow! I couldn't eat one steak that size.
Y'know somebody needs to do a write on the boat people we took in. Keep seeing many in military uniform in the press.
Safe places, paralysis in democratic processes, safe protests, etc, a managed Singapore style democracy seems in the cards.
Obama's New Military shut down the Vietnamese commemoration here.
For Weekend Philosophers
Oh boy what Joy
Interesting little tidbit:
Dianne Feinstein’s husband currently has “the exclusive contract to handle sales for the Post Office’s $85 billion of property.”