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More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights Council

By Joseph A. Klein

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected 15 member states to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2018-2020 term, including such notorious human rights abusers as Qatar, Angola, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Their Just Deserts

By Jimmy Reed

French physicist Blaise Pascal once wrote, “This letter is long because I hadn’t the time to make it short.”

Even though Pascal’s comment seems contradictory, it isn’t, as demonstrated in great short stories that have withstood the test of time by delivering essential elements — time, place, setting, plot, and characters — in a minimum of words.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Forcing Las Vegas Tragedy off the Front Page?

By Judi McLeod

For 12 days straight, Hollywood Harvey’s story has been hogging the news, leaving no oxygen for other stories unassociated with the burgeoning scandal.

Since Harvey Weinstein, ‘The Sexual Predator’ became the News of the Day, readers find only snippets about what went down in Las Vegas.

The Harvey Weinstein Saga

By Obie Usategui

Well folks, what can I tell you about this despicable Harvey Weinstein animal that hasn’t been already told? For a week now, this low-life Weinstein has been at center stage, playing the leading role in a sexual harassment scandal which has gotten more attention than the Las Vegas Massacre and the N.F.L., anthem kneeling story both put together – but, don’t kid yourselves, there is a good reason for it.

The New York Times Strikes Again—Says Russian Propaganda War ‘May Be Impossible To Stop’

By Toby Westerman

The New York Times is nothing if not consistent. The so-called “newspaper of record” has spent decades giving support to the propaganda efforts of Moscow and its allies beginning with the advent of the Soviet Union. In the 1920s and early 30s the New York Times Moscow correspondent, Walter Duranty, promoted pro-Soviet propaganda, although he knew the Communist Party line was false.

Numbers Show The Deck is Stacked for Republicans in California’s Legislature

By Katy Grimes

Elected Republicans represent nearly a third of California’s legislators, but are only getting 18 percent of their bills passed, for eventual consideration by Gov. Jerry Brown. This is despite the fact that they represent nearly 40 percent of the voters who cast ballots in the last election. And even worse, Brown so far has only approved about 16.5 percent of Republican bills, while Democrats saw 83.4 percent of their bills signed into law.

NFL: Blame the media for enflaming tensions

Incongruously, the media has been more focused these days on the NFL/national anthem flap than the most deadly shooting in U.S. history that occurred a mere two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nevada. That by itself should say something. The media has been curiously incurious to dig too deeply into the past of Nevada shooter Stephen Paddock. What are they afraid they will find, another James Hodgkinson?

Kaepernick sues NFL

Everybody’s favorite anthem protester is filing suit against the National Football League. Colin Kaepernick is charging that the reason he doesn’t have a job as a quarterback is that the NFL owners are colluding to “to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice,” according to the lawsuit.

The Big Obama Comeback To Be Followed by the Big Trump Takedown

By Judi McLeod

Get ready for the Second Coming of Barack Hussein Obama. THE COMEBACK! Ready or not, Obama will emerge from the shadows that have been sheltering him as ‘Leader of the Resistance’, for a 2-day Global Summit in Chicago, where he floats the hope that young civic leaders gathered for the Summit call will live on to “change the world”.

Hillary et al Now Ready To Transfer Weinstein Outrage Over To Trump

By Judi McLeod

Will failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or one one of her Clintonistas be the ones to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump and pocket porn king Larry Flynt’s $10 million?

Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. (CNBC, Oct. 15, 2017)

Coming to a News Outlet Near You, ‘President Trump, Serial Harasser’

By Judi McLeod

You could actually feel it coming: The sex scandal of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein being forced on Donald Trump to finish what Hollywood and the progressive/left covet most: a scandalous end to the Trump presidency.

The narrative was being written even before Weinstein was fired by his own company.

Da Vinci Code Author Back—this time to Disappear God

By Judi McLeod

It must be getting closer to Advent.  Dan Brown of “Da Vinci Code” FICTION fame is back.

Harvard “symbology” professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of “The Da Vinci Code”, a work of fiction that questioned the history of Christianity, is back in Brown’s newly published novel, ‘Origin’, this time pushing the meme: “Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us ... will diminish and eventually disappear.”

Sighting Down On The Second Amendment

By Dave Merrick

Before a people are enslaved, before any nation is taken over, they are first disarmed. That’s just history and common sense. From the inside or out, a nation is always first compromised by the removal of its ability to defend itself. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, et al., they all declawed whatever organism that stood in their way - most especially the people they intended to govern.

Move on, Michelle, and take Barack and Hillary With You

By Judi McLeod

Within days of trying to lay it on the masses that many people “don’t trust politics” because the Republican Party is “all men, all white”, comes the revelation that former First Lady Michelle Obama placed trust aplenty in disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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Afghanistan Strategy Is the Only Hope for Education Reform

The federal government is currently enmeshed in two gigantic, expensive reform projects, one domestic and one foreign. Both are failures even though the tactics couldn’t be more different. In one — at a cost of $2.5 trillion — Uncle Sam is trying manfully to completely change a political culture.

Derrick Watson is at it again: Hawaii-based U.S. judge thinks he’s president, once more blocks Trump

This is why, for all his flaws, Donald Trump is worth all the trouble if he can reshape the federal judiciary. The political left cares nothing for the rule of law, and that goes for the judicial left as well. When they can’t win in the legislative realm, they run and find a Democrat judge who will come up with a pretext, however flimsy, for striking down duly established laws and perfectly constitutional executive actions.

Angry Michigan students besiege libertarian scholar Charles Murray

Angry student protesters bombarded an event hosted by the College Republicans at the University of Michigan and repeatedly mocked and harassed the invited speaker, libertarian scholar Charles Murray.

For 40 minutes, the protesters held up signs, shouted chants, and even flashed a projector on the wall behind Murray to label him a “white supremacist.”

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Opioid Abuse and the Prescription Monitoring Program

The Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is designed to provide patient specific prescription data to individuals authorized by Iowa Code (IC) section 124.553(1)(a) and 657 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 37. A prescriber or pharmacist is authorized to request a Patient Rx History Report on an individual only if: (a.) The request is for the purpose of providing medical treatment or pharmaceutical services; and, (b.) The prescriber or pharmacist has a current practitioner-patient relationship or is initiating a practitioner-patient relationship with the individual named in the request.

The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail

In Central Otago, New Zealand’s pinot noir heartland, you can stroll through several exceptional vineyards on a new walking wine tour: The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail. The self-paced, independent tour takes those interested in learning more about the wines of the region to visit four premium wine-tasting rooms. The 8-kilometre loop trail includes Misha’s Vineyard, Aurum Wines, Scott Base and Wooing Tree Vineyard, as well as captures some wonderful scenery through orchards and around Lake Dunstan.

Women Are Not Just Men with Boobs and Tubes

George Carlin, the American comedian, once remarked when referring to God, “He, and if there is a God, I am convinced He is a He because no woman could or would screw things up this badly.” Karen Jensen, one of the world’s authorities on women’s health would agree. Her new book, “Women’s Health Matters”, reveals how male medical researchers and doctors screw up big time when it comes to women. They forget that women are not “just men with boobs and tubes.”

Mercedes-Benz E coupe a real ‘Tourer de force’

Or maybe it’s a “coupe de grace!”

However you pun about Mercedes-Benz’ 2018 E 400 coupe, it’s an exquisite and luxurious two door E Class, and that is nothing at which to sneer. Sure, you won’t get much change back from your 90 grand to get one configured as Mercedes-Benz Canada’s quite loaded sample was, but that’s what a car like this costs these days - and for that amount you’re getting an incredible vehicle.