yesterday at 12:45.
The truth is out there.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asked NASA scientists if aliens occupied Mars “thousands of years ago”
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yesterday at 12:53
Perhaps Rohrabacher is a descendant of Edgar Rice Burroughs? Or has he decided to contest for "dumbest person in Congress" with Gohmert and King?
yesterday at 12:52
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
[ Washingtonpost.com Link ]
yesterday at 12:35
``“One of the benefits, I should say, of your activities, is that, well — you have all these robots all over the universe and beyond,” he said, according to the Washington Post.``
All over the universe....and beyond? Really? Does this moron not know the difference between the universe and a single solar system within that universe?!!!?
yesterday at 12:05.
Don't investigate him, alright?
Donald Trump is really unhappy that Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation
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yesterday at 12:27
Why? Because Sessions wouldn't behave in the unethical way that Trump demanded. He recused himself from the Russia investigations, which is appropriate, but, for a man without ethics or morals, like Trump, that is unacceptable. We elected a monster.
yesterday at 12:12
Whatever it takes to shut down the investigation, Trump will do. He will likely fire Sessions unless Sessions finds a way to kill the investigation (which he probably can't).
yesterday at 12:23
I'm still laughing at the fact that -45 did an interview with the NYT since he's been screaming forever that it's Fake News!! What a buffoon. LOL
yesterday at 11:25.
"Antifa is an organizing strategy. Antifa is not a group of people. It has a long legacy in this country of people resisting white supremacy from slave rebellions all the way to the present."
There’s a legacy of people resisting white supremacy in the US. Antifa is not new.
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yesterday at 12:10
Had to quit reading after second paragraph. Nothing but a bunch of alarmist, fear mongering, hypocritical bullshit that is no where close to representing how conservatives think or feel.
yesterday at 11:57
The problem is the Left, is at its core, of the opinion that ALL Western Tradition is white supremacy,(see "Diversity") from Shakespear, to the Greeks to Reason and Logic itself and of course Christianity is all based in the ideology of Male White Supremacy...Antifa means to be the end of this and of Western Civilization. You see this alignment of the Left in a frame change from Individual Justice (which our Western Laws are based) a prefrence for group (Social Justice or Group Justice), thus for example of the bizzar union of Islam and feminist. The old rule of Enemy of my enemy is my friend. Both the Hard Left and Orthadox Islamists are anti western. Relly the Feminists are anti Islamic (or really any religous traditions) but the big enemy is white males in politics. Same is true with Radical Islamic supporters.
yesterday at 13:01
Antifa is a terroristic organization which primarily attacks people unconnected with any form of political movement.
yesterday at 10:45.
Single payer health care can win, but the challenge is selling it to a popular audience
How to sell single payer health care: It’s a great policy, but has a huge political drawback
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yesterday at 10:49
There is already a viable alternative to the current system. It is called "Medicare for All". We all start paying for Medicare with our very first paycheck. It is an automatic deduction, the only problem, you can not benefit from it until you turn 65. The solution, just raise that deduction, and, make employers do a co-pay contribution, just like Social Security taxes. Because we have a progressive tax system, the more you earn, the greater the contribution, we could also put an upper limit on what an individual would have to contribute. I would combine Part A and B into one unit, and, make the out of pocket portion much smaller, say just 5% instead of the current 20%. You could use Medicare subsidies for those who cannot afford even the 5%, and just like now, a person could buy a Medicare supplemental plan to cover up the small gap in coverage. Just like now, a person could buy the much more, inclusive supplemental policies, if you wanted the extra coverage. None of this is rocket science, just an actuarial excercise to determine the numbers. The great benefit is, that, we already have the burecratic infrastructure in place to do all of this, no need to re-invent the wheel with this plan. As to the need for Medicaid funding needed to take care of those who do not work, disabled, ect., we would save so much money on the reduced cost of drugs, ect, that, the net cost would still be less than the public now spends.
yesterday at 11:23
Lol. Government ordered pay raises while government takes over 18 percent of the economy. Chavez and Maduro would be proud.
If it screwed up in implementation which taking over 18 percent of the economy is likely to do it causes the extinction of democrats. That is why intelligent Dems don't want to touch this.
But keep dreaming. It will never happen. Thanks for screwing up my health insurance and causing increased political tension over a fight for 15 percent of the population? Lieberman was right.
yesterday at 12:51
Stop calling it "single-payer" because voters don't understand what that is. Call it "Medicare for all," because everyone who isn't a Republican politician likes Medicare. We found that out during the ACA debates of 2009-10 when the Republicans tried to scare elderly voters by claiming Obama was going to take away their Medicare.
yesterday at 10:05.
Senator Joe Lieberman spoke to Salon about what "centrism" means, and why he blocked the public option in Obamacare
WATCH: Joe Lieberman on the virtues of centrism — and why he blocked a public option in Obamacare
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yesterday at 10:29
As a Connecticut citizen I deeply apologize. He is bought and sold. He works for a law firm that represents Trump. Hence why he testified supporting education secretary Betsy DeVos.
yesterday at 10:49
So, centrism for the sake of centrism, and completely separate from whats actually right. What trash. He fucked gore, and he fucked the aca. He has no compass, just his immediate sense of expediency.
yesterday at 10:30
I've heard some BS but this takes the cake! At the end of his career Joe was walking back and forth across the aisle trying to get someone, anyone to talk to him. They all, Republicans and Democrats alike, turned their back on him. Or as Joe would call it, "working the middle."
yesterday at 08:45.
White House insiders say Bannon is in charge of Trump’s “war room.”
Steve Bannon is back — and while we’re all distracted he wants to outsource the war in Afghanistan
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Neither Eric Prince nor Steve Bannon seems to be aware of what happened when the East India Company invaded Afghanistan in 1839. It tried to run the country as a client state with a British Resident, a contingent of British troops, and an Afghan client king. Britain suffered a "signal catastrophe" as it was called - one of the greatest historical disasters experienced by a Western power. The British Resident was slaughtered, the client king was assassinated, and the East India Company's soldiers were massacred. Britain invaded Afghanistan again forty years later, and the results were similar. If Bannon's and Prince's half-witted suggestions prevail, America may see a fascinating repetition and a demonstration of Santayana's maxim: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
This is an excellent article but I think it should mention that war profiteer Erik Prince is the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Might be fun to ask her what she thinks of her brother's plans to profit off the misfortune of others, which is how just about everyone in this administration seeks to get rich.
As a retired army officer, and Vietnam combat vet, I have this to say about the use of mercenaries:
They shouldn't ever be considered. They are esssentially unacountable for their actions, the most famous of which is the Nisour Square Massacre in Baghdad in 2007, when they killed 17 innocent Iraqis and wounded 20 more.
yesterday at 08:05.
With the religious right, many questions of social policy come back to making sure women face “consequences” for behavior they deem sinful.
Republicans and campus rape: The Department of Education’s bizarre Christian-right tilt is no accident
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07/14/2017 at 10:13
From New Zealand, they are reminding me quite a lot of Islamists, and this worries us, we are a secular democratic country and don't want to be associated with far-Right religio-fascism of any sort, yet we have always thought of the US as our friend.
07/14/2017 at 10:42
Please note that Ms. De Vos is the sister of the mercenary kingpin Erik Prince of Blackwater fame, the guy who, among countless other crimes, is plotting to take over Afghanistan and exploit it for private developers at gunpoint. I'd say both of these "Christian" billionaires are a real piece of work. De Vos is a classic example of what I call the "Schlafly Syndrome," i.e. rich conservative "Christian" women who preach that women's place is in the home while pursuing elaborate public careers of their own. In other words, "do as I say and not as I do," which seems to sum up the American excuse for "Christianity."
07/14/2017 at 12:39
I can understand why conservative Christians may be strict in how they treat members of their faith who sin sexually if there is no evidence of repentance. I do not understand doing the same with others who do not share their beliefs. In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians (I Cor 5:12) in the New Testament, he wrote "What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?". It's a question that we Christians still need to consider today. We need to clean up our own house.
yesterday at 07:25.
The Trump administration wants Americans to live in fear.
Preparing for doomsday
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Thomas E. Reed
07/19/2017 at 13:51
This isn't a matter of national policy only. It exists on an individual level. A relative of mine, someone who's one of the nicest and most friendly people in public, showed me how she had a rifle hidden in her son's bedroom in case of emergency, and asked me to find plans from the Anarchist's Cookbook for nerve gas bombs. She wanted them buried in her pristeen lawn, with electrical activators, so that when the "N-word" people came boiling out of the cities to rape and kill good white people like her, she'd be able to kill them with the touch of a button.
It isn't simply nuclear weapons, guys. It's something intrinsic in all Americans in this time and place. Since the author quoted Serling, here's a quote from one of his best epilogs; "For the record, prejudices can kill – and suspicion can destroy – and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own – for the children – and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is – that these things cannot be confined – to the Twilight Zone"
Deborah Hinson Kelly
07/19/2017 at 21:16
I was born in 1952. My best friend, Kathy, and her family had a fallout shelter. During the missile crisis (I was 10), I complained to my mother that our family did not have a shelter, she said we would be better off dying in the initial blast. Mama did not pull punches.
Mary D Krishnamurty
07/19/2017 at 13:11
common sense shouLd dictate disarament and discontinuance of nukes. But who has that?
yesterday at 06:45.
None of this is “very standard” for presidents. It’s the opposite of standard.
The Trump standard: Win at all costs
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Mary D Krishnamurty
07/19/2017 at 13:01
isnt that what the business culture dictates? win at any cost. It was just as stupid to elect a business man as it was to elect a third rate actor.
07/19/2017 at 15:36
I doubt that many in the Trump Administration have much awareness of or interest in history. But when they insist on a policy of winning at all costs they might want to consider the term Pyrrhic Victory. That's when you win but at so high a cost that you really lose.
07/19/2017 at 16:35
Just when are republicans going to hold Trump to the same Moral and Ethical standards they expected from Obama? It is not OK to have the highest office in the land ignoring the moral and ethical norms that made this country GREAT!
yesterday at 06:05.
Stephen Moore represents the danger of news outlets relying on unscrupulous hangers-on from the Trump administration to comment on policy issues.
CNN is paying Stephen Moore to lie to its viewers about health care
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07/19/2017 at 15:24
Haha CNN has been embarrassing itself lately. The left tends to forget that 'diversity' doesnt always mean a black quadraplegic transvestite, sometimes it means people with different opinions. CNN gets less viewers than nick at night reruns. Pathetic.
07/19/2017 at 08:49
Man shills for money. Not news. What amuses me about healthcare is that despite having unified control of Congress and the White House, the GOP can't get anything done. The only team on the pitch and they are still losing.
07/19/2017 at 14:01
This is CNN, run by Jeff Zucker, the man who, as NBC head of entertainment, invented the image of Donald Trump as an effective, powerful businessman instead of what he really is, a clueless vulgarian with a trust fund, and who, as CEO of CNN, turned his network over to the orange atrocity 24/7 for propaganda purposes and very much helped to get him elected.
Presumably, Zucker is thrilled by several aspects of this: his personal power as in effect executive producer of a false image, to be sure, must titillate him no end, especially now that that false image sits in the Oval Office with its tiny, germophobic little hand on the nuclear football.
But there's also the fact that in compelling his network to defer at all times to the right-wing fiscal and economic narrative--he's not as far gone as Fox and Sinclair, but he's up there--he has every reason to hope for favorable treatment from the administration and the Republican Congress he helped elect, when it comes to things like taxation, regulation, mergers and acquisitions.
Jeff Zucker, like every Republican currently holding office in this country, is not here to protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America, or certainly, haha, to make the people a better-informed, more mature and serious electorate.
He's here for the same reason as every other right-wing so and so in creation: to shatter democracy in order to liberate rich men from their civic obligations, while increasing year end dividends for the shareholders.
yesterday at 05:25.
The latest Trump team revelation is a shocker, but even more stunning is the meager impact it has had on his supporters.
Why some are applauding Donald Trump Jr’s “win at all costs” attitude
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07/19/2017 at 15:41
As usual Salon, while publishing writers who can barely command their own keyboards much less the English language, finds the lowly voter at fault. For 8 months prominent columnists, some with law degrees or legal training, have been claiming treason. With salaries in the 6 figures not a one of them bothered reading one of the simplest statutes in the US code. One glance rules out any such charge. The fact that we have seen this idiotic notion in the NYT, the WP, on all the networks and even down to the depths of culture schlock like Salon proves only 1 thing. Professional "journalists" do not retain any special skills, disciplines or academic aptitude that can distinguish them from ordinary laymen. This same amateurism is demonstrated with every national news feeding frenzy. It is impossible to make a cogent case that media "professionalism" has any validity.
The media today, after finally bothering to learn the defintion of a word they've used for over half a year, talk instead of righteousness and propriety. Gee that's weird. It doesn't bother them in the least when the DOJ lets murderers and other felons off the hook to obtain incriminating information. They blackmail young people who've never harmed a soul into risking lives wearing wires. Some of them get killed too. Prosecutors even openly avow they keep madatory minimums on the books for the sole purpose of coercion and character destruction. Ever hear any media uproar about those scenarios?
Nah just listening to a Russkie who might know something about a crime is the only thing that bugs them. A small "elitist" (though not for any discernible talents) faction has dubbed Russia "hostile." Anybody not buying that label, brought to us by the people who gave us the 2nd Iraq war, is a flat-earthing xenophobic conspiracy theorist looking for his next lynch mob. And we believe this because that upstanding fellowship known as the 4th estate would never listen for a moment to a disreputabe source.
Mary D Krishnamurty
07/19/2017 at 12:49
we live in a country where winning is the only goal, right and wrong be damned,Trump just takes this to the extreme,
07/19/2017 at 16:15
OK but the GOP side has proven once again that they have no morals or integrity. Don The Con's crime family has been lying for a year about Junior's collusion. They lied and lied and lied, rigtht up until Monday. After Tuesday, suddenly there's nothing wrong with clluding with a foreign adversary. The way GOPers push vote suppression of so many kinds is another example of how they cheat. That side of the aisle is filled with liars and cheaters unlike anything we have seen before.
They must lie and cheat. When they will be forced to play fair the party will shrivel and die.
yesterday at 04:45.
Celebrating Germany as an economic powerhouse is not justified other than in the rear view mirror.
How Germany’s current-account surplus will correct itself
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07/19/2017 at 11:45
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Germany's car industry dying overnight, Chicken Little. What makes you think that they won't go from building the world's best internal combustion cars to building the world's best electric cars? You have no way of knowing that.
yesterday at 05:00
I wonder if the author knows that Mercedes makes trucks. And that it and VW are two of the biggest car companies on Earth. Unless worldwide car sales totally crater, they're not going to have problems.
07/19/2017 at 16:54
interesting article, but this is just wrong:
"a Tesla has 18 moving parts while a traditional car easily has 100 times as many"
Are you talking only about the motor/engine? Then maybe.
yesterday at 04:05.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out.
President Trump: This way to the exits
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Such spoiled children. The reaction to having a President that "they" didn't want. Well, I never wanted Clinton (I was living outside the country that felection, so never voted) Bush or Obama. I was respectful and waited. I waited for someone that had an idea of what was happening and screamed the emperor had no clothes. Trump is a decent guy. You won't know that from the news.
Maybe you din't want Trump, but a whole lot of your fellow Americans did. Be respectful. You can state your dislike, but you don't need to be so onry.
Can any of you lefties name at least ONE country that has thrived on socialism? Just ONE?...I'll wait. BTW, if you keep up with the bashing of DJT, our legally elected POTUS, by 2020 you will have made him stronger than dirt. It would help if you had at least 15 bench sitters in the wings. Only two showed up for yall...Bernie the socialist and Hillary the criminal. You need more than that.
This is what you get when people believe what they want and only listen to one news source. My friends on the right it's time you stepped out of the box. Prepare yourselves it's going to be painful when you realize what you have done. And the rest of the world knew all along. We tried to tell you.
yesterday at 03:45.
WATCH: Will the worst-case climate change scenario come true?
WATCH: Will climate change’s “very, very bad worst-case scenarios” come true?
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yesterday at 03:57
Reasonable people agree: climate change is simply not a problem. There is no crisis. Climate change is normal. Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant. Climate alarmism is mass hysteria.
yesterday at 03:16
there is a possibility of run-away self magnification of co2 gases. this should terrify anyone who wishes to hand a livable planet to their grandchildren.
how big a possibility? above my pay-grade, but the progress of warming is accelerating. best guess? abandom hope.
yesterday at 04:18
Nope. Wrong. It's not a problem, it's a predicament. As in, civilization running over Nature and never looking back. Deforestation not stopping, cars and factories and all the rest. Until we're either geoengineering (poorly in all likelihood) or fighting over the last scraps with little habitat left. Maybe both.
yesterday at 03:05.
The Tony-winning playwright is using President Trump as inspiration for his next play
“Angels in America” creator Tony Kushner writing play about “mentally ill” Trump
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07/19/2017 at 19:38
Angels in America is a masterpiece. In my opinion it's virtually pure prose poetry from start to finish. I've never seen anything like it, and the video production with superb actors makes it even more compelling. It is absolutely worth watching, especially for those that possess an open mind and free of the hatred of homophobia.
07/19/2017 at 19:41
Much broader than his mental state, i've always thought this Trump phenomenom [ he, his kids, Melania, Pence, Flynn, Jared, Bannon ...] would make a great opera or a dense Shakespearean tale for the 21st century.
07/19/2017 at 21:13
Trump's unbalanced and chaotic mental state is constantly chronicled in the media. Kushner's got to be one helluva writer if he can top the shitshow unfolding before our eyes every day.
yesterday at 02:25.
An NRA TV host and his guest trot out old white supremacist arguments to whip up racial resentment
The NRA is race-baiting its members
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Jonathan C Baker
07/19/2017 at 21:51
Race has long been an undertone in NRA gun promotion. But similar to so much that has been unleashed from the Trump base, the NRA now feels comfortable going overtly racist. Obviously they have done the numbers, and decided that there are more sales in getting white people to stack their gun piles even higher than marketing to, or at least not offending African-Americans.
"Black Lives Matter" was a logical result of the series of highly visible police shootings of unarmed black men. Unfortunately the right-wing backlash may have successivly countered any of the movement's goals by making BLM a code phrase for "blacks who don't know their place".
07/19/2017 at 21:06
Gun sales went down after former President Obama left office, they needed a sales pitch, and nothing help sales better than scary black people. Most ofthe NRA was raised on the old Waner Brothers cartoon showing "The Dark Continent of Africa" drums beating and savages cooking White people.
yesterday at 02:36
It is all about gun sales. Revenues from memberships are a pittance of the NRA revenue stream. During Obamas term, they promoted the idea that people needed to buy guns and hoard ammunition in order to stand up to the government. Now that sales are off as a result of tRump, they are trying to play to the idea that the righteous ammosexual gun fetishists need to buy more guns to support the government against the dreaded liberals. In other words, the NRA will do and say anything to promote sales.
yesterday at 01:45.
A death row inmate is granted a last-minute reprieve thanks to forensic science.
[ Pubx.co Link ]
A Death Row Inmate Pleaded For Police To Analyze Untested Fingerprints. Now He’s Got The Results
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yesterday at 02:26
CLICK BAIT .. click next page, click next page! SHAME ON YOU! Just post the friggin story. SMH HARD!
yesterday at 03:21
Clickbait that immediately triggered phishing popups.
yesterday at 01:25.
Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli bullied his ex-employee
Martin Shkreli told former employee, “I hope to see you and your four children homeless”
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07/19/2017 at 23:18
Benchmark sociopath. Probably a history of torturing animals, starting fires and bedwetting. Another outstanding example brought to us by our love of financial capitalism.
07/19/2017 at 23:36
This joker has a very punchable face. Hope he gets some.
yesterday at 03:27
just when y ou think that your dislike of a person has bottomed out, this guy finds a way to reach a new low. Has he ever met a dog he did not kick or a baby where he did not steal their pacifier? I wonder how many people he killed by making an affordable drug unaffordable? rtoo bad our capitalist system does nto allow him to be charged with murder.
yesterday at 01:05.
We talked with Dr. Ty Tashiro about why we should actually embrace our quirks.
LISTEN: This is awkward . . . here’s the science behind why we don’t always fit in
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07/19/2017 at 20:01
I think socially awkard people stay in our genome because social skills can serve as a force multiplier for evil. Every geek knows that instinctively I think.
yesterday at 03:53
Smile a lot. Walk away.
yesterday at 00:45.
Benjamin Netanyahu was caught trashing the European Union.
Israel’s Prime Minister says the country has been active in Syria, blasts “crazy” EU regulations over hot mic
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yesterday at 00:48
When EU will finally trash Israel? Why Russia gets sanctions for much less?
yesterday at 05:25
Israelis don't want peace, they want the Palestinian's land. All of it. They also want the Palestinians gone, either by ethnic cleansing (happening now) or by a Final Solution (in the works).
yesterday at 01:46
Netanyahu, Trump, May. Three great world leaders all alive at the same time.