Archive for July 11th, 2018

The Great American Read – Yeah….

on July 11, 2018, 5:40 PM / in News

PBS has a new program on entitled “The Great American Read” where PBS, supposedly via poll but I suspect something other than that, selected the 100 best-loved books we Americans read. Having read a few novels in my time, I found their list a little lacking even though they generously did have a few of the great novels of our […]

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In four weeks, Missouri will vote on the future of right-to-work in the state

In four weeks, Missouri will vote on the future of right-to-work in the state

on July 11, 2018, 7:44 AM / in State News

Missouri voters will decide on an August 7 ballot measure shaping the future of right-to-work in their state. A right-to-work law, Senate Bill 19 (SB 19) has been on hold since it was passed in 2017. Voting “yes” on Proposition A would uphold the right-to-work law to mandate that no person can be required to pay dues to a labor […]

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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

on July 11, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, missed the storied tennis tournament last year because of her pregnancy. “I feel good, like I did better today because I had to,” Williams said. “This is only my fourth tournament back. I don’t feel pressure, or […]

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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Granddaughter of Book Publisher W.W. Norton

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Granddaughter of Book Publisher W.W. Norton

on July 11, 2018, 7:21 AM / in National News

Another woman has accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape, adding to at least a dozen allegations against him since last year. The latest accuser, Alexia Norton Jones, said in a largely first-person account published by Variety on Tuesday that Simmons attacked her when they went to see his new Manhattan apartment on a ‏first date in 1990. “He pulled […]

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U.K. agency hits Facebook with fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

on July 11, 2018, 7:18 AM / in International News

The British Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed its maximum fine against Facebook for letting political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on President Trump’s campaign, mine data on millions of people without their consent. The fine of 500,000 pounds (roughly $660,000) is a pittance to a giant company like Facebook, which hauls in billions of dollars in revenue every year, […]

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Trump administration announces tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

on July 11, 2018, 7:15 AM / in International News

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports unless Beijing changes its trade practices, dramatically escalating President Trump’s trade war with China. The levies, which won’t take effect until a two-month review period is complete, will cover products from food items to tobacco, coal, and electronics. “For […]

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Trump jabs allies at start of NATO summit

on July 11, 2018, 7:14 AM / in International News

President Trump continued to criticize European allies at the start of a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday, telling the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, that U.S. allies were “delinquent” for paying too little on their own defense. He also called Germany “captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia.” Donald Tusk, president of the […]

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San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

on July 11, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News

By Karol Markowicz  |   The New York Post “A major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s a loss of approximately $40 million for the city and a warning to other cities with similar policies, like New York: You could be next. Beautiful, hilly […]

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Silicon Valley’s Social Media Censors

Silicon Valley’s Social Media Censors

on July 11, 2018, 6:27 AM / in Opinion

Betsy McCaughey  |  Business Investors Daily Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that used to brag about promoting free speech now say they’re taking on a new role — the speech police. Twitter is suspending as many as a million accounts a day, with 70 million silenced in May and June, according to data disclosed Friday. The massive purge is […]

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Millions Dead, Constitution Destroyed, And Other Ridiculous Predictions About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

on July 11, 2018, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Investors Business Daily This is going to be such great fun……. Accountability: Even before President Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, predictions of doom and gloom were rampant. They’ll only get more dire as Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination battle proceeds. Will anyone hold these people accountable for their unfounded, irresponsible, uninformed scaremongering claims? As a […]

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“A Century of Surveillance”

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By Walter Olson  /  Overlawyered Arbitrary and intrusive executive power, with the threat it can pose to individual rights and the rule of law, is not some novel development of the past Presidency or two (or three or four). It goes back to the earliest days of the Republic. “American Big Brother: A Century of Political Surveillance and Repression,” a […]

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‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

By MICHAEL E. RUANE | The Washington Post | Published: July 8, 2017 Special Thanks to Thomas HALLETTSVILLE, Texas — Ronald Ridgeway was “killed” in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with the enemy outside Khe Sanh. Dozens of Marines, from what came […]

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A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11 Mary was widowed and facing serious health challenges when her daughter invited her to move into the new “granny apartment” attached to her home. Although it would involve leaving friends and the rest of her family many miles away, Mary rejoiced in God’s provision. Six months into her new […]

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This Day in History July 11th

This Day in History July 11th

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays China National Maritime Day (China) Christian Feast Day: Benedict of Nursia Olga of Kiev July 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Flemish Community (Flemish Community of Belgium) Eleventh Night (Northern […]

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The South Carolina-class battleships

The South Carolina-class battleships

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The South Carolina-class battleships, South Carolina and Michigan (pictured), were built during the first decade of the twentieth century. They were the first American dreadnoughts, far outstripping older battleships that relied on smaller fast-firing guns at close range. The two ships were designed by Rear Admiral Washington L. Capps with a homogeneous battery of superfiring large guns and relatively thick armor, both favored by naval theorists. They were smaller than foreign dreadnoughts […]

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Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News Stage is set for a brutal confirmation fight for Kavanaugh A liberal Democratic group says it is leaving “no stone unturned” to get its hands on any damaging information about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid the upcoming contentious confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate. American Bridge, a liberal political action committee that raised nearly […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. […]

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