Archive for May 16th, 2019

Swedes Sneer as Military Turns to Feminists, Muslims in New Campaign

on May 16, 2019, 7:36 AM / in International News

“Come as You Are”, a new recruitment campaign by the Swedish Armed Forces aimed at boosting diversity and targeting feminists, immigrants and veiled Muslim women, has become the butt of many jokes. The Swedish Armed Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign billed to “challenge the image of those who fit in”. The tax-financed “Come as You Are” campaign video features black […]

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Gillibrand Urges ‘Action’ Against Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh If They Don’t Uphold Roe v. Wade

Gillibrand Urges ‘Action’ Against Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh If They Don’t Uphold Roe v. Wade

on May 16, 2019, 7:09 AM / in National News

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of 22 Democrats seeking her party’s presidential nomination, told MSNBC on Wednesday that Alabama’s new abortion ban is “draconian and inhumane,” and she called for “action” against Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch if they do not uphold Roe v. Wade. Both men are Trump appointees. Gillibrand said President Trump has […]

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De Blasio announces 2020 presidential run

De Blasio announces 2020 presidential run

on May 16, 2019, 6:52 AM / in National News

By ANNA SANDERS  and JESSICA SCHLADEBECK | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Mayor de Blasio finally found a job he actually wants – in the White House. Hizzoner announced he’s running for president on Thursday in a YouTube video full of direct digs aimed at President Trump. “Don’t back down in the face of a bully – confront him, take him on,” de Blasio said. […]

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“Title Only” bills game the system in Olympia

“Title Only” bills game the system in Olympia

on May 16, 2019, 6:47 AM / in Opinion, State News

What’s in a title? The legislative session in Olympia is over for now, but not without its passage of some late-night bills about which few knew anything. How could this be? How could the public process about bills to be passed into law circumvent public review and comment? The Democrat-controlled everything (House, Senate and Governor) used a trick called the […]

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America’s Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

on May 16, 2019, 6:31 AM / in National News

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And keep one thing in mind: that $750 […]

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China Loses More From This Trade War

China Loses More From This Trade War

on May 16, 2019, 6:21 AM / in International News, National News

“There is also a broader reason why a trade war with the U.S. hurts China, and this gets to an important point with trade agreements more generally. A U.S. trade agreement with China would (if enforceable) certify China as a place where foreigners can invest and be protected against espionage, intellectual property theft and unfair legal treatment. That prospect of […]

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D.C. voucher students don’t see test score gains, but are less likely to be frequently absent, latest research shows

D.C. voucher students don’t see test score gains, but are less likely to be frequently absent, latest research shows

on May 16, 2019, 6:17 AM / in National News

BY MATT BARNUM  |  Chalk Beat D.C. students who used a voucher to attend a private school did not have higher or lower test scores three years later. But those students were less likely to be frequently absent, and reported feeling safer and more satisfied than their peers who didn’t win a voucher. That’s according to a study released Wednesday by the U.S. […]

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“Little Girl Voice” of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling America to Fascism

“Little Girl Voice” of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling America to Fascism

on May 16, 2019, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

By Judi McLeod  |  Canadian Free Press  The “little girl voice” is a prime prop in the lexicon of Justice Democrat Casting Call Winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). Tell folk the planet on which they live will be dead and gone within 12 years, and what you get is a scare monger’s Big Fail.  Say it in the plaintive voice of a […]

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When Did the Left Stop Believing in the Right to Counsel?

When Did the Left Stop Believing in the Right to Counsel?

on May 16, 2019, 6:08 AM / in National News

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN  |  National Review Harvard follows in the ACLU’s footsteps by ditching deans who are defending Harvey Weinstein. Next year, Boston will have the opportunity to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The victims in the confrontation and shooting outside the Boston Customs House have long been considered the first casualties of the American Revolution, and the […]

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May 16th in History

May 16th in History

on May 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aaron (Coptic Church) Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa Andrew Bobola Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church) Caroline Chisholm (Church of England) Germerius Honoratus of Amiens […]

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

on May 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Apatosaurus (“deceptive lizard”) is a genus of extinct sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic period. Fossils from the Morrison Formation of Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah indicate an average length of 21–22.8 m (69–75 ft) and an average mass of 16.4–22.4 t (18.1–24.7 short tons), but a few specimens are 11% to 30% longer and 32.7–72.6 t (36.0–80.0 short tons). […]

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Our Very Best

Our Very Best

on May 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was a lonely and unhappy child, with no siblings or friends. One day he was investigating the backyard of his home and discovered a hole in the fence surrounding the yard. Suddenly a small […]

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Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

on May 16, 2019, 5:54 AM / in National News

And the LGBTQ are smiling…… Seven years ago, the LA Times published an investigative piece revealing that 5000 men and women had been expelled from the Boy Scouts of America due to suspicion of sexual abuse — but a follow up analysis has now revealed the problem to be even greater. An expert hired by the Boy Scouts said she tallied 7,819 […]

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