June, 2018

US Senator Mike Lee: The Best Pick to Replace Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUS

US Senator Mike Lee: The Best Pick to Replace Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUSSupreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote who would sway the court rulings pretty much any way he wanted, has announced his retirement. His departure has sparked incredible (wonderful!) panic from the left, and great elation from the right. But his retirement was long expected. Rumors swirled online and in print last year that he would step down after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation. Some reports even suggested that Gorsuch helped cement Kennedy’s decision to retire sooner rather than later because of their strong friendship, which began when Gorsuch clerked for Kennedy in the 1990s.

Despite his liberal rulings on abortion and marriage (his most charitable supporters consider him libertarian), Kennedy was a longtime ally with the conservative wing of the United States Supreme Court, especially during his last term on the court. He has accomplished so much good under the Trump Administration. He sided with public sector workers to stop the legal theft of their wages when they choose not to join a union. He supported the president’s constitutional travel ban against rogue nations. He also stood with freedom of speech, striking down an abortive law which would have required pregnancy centers to inform their clients of abortion options.

By Arthur Christopher Schaper - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Santayana Was Never A Rock Musician

George Santayana
It is a no-brainer that we are right now doomed to go through some really bad times. Anybody who tells you anything different is either trying to sell you something or they probably just need to back off on their meds. Nevertheless, Mr. Santayana’s beat-to-death, pure gold adage is about to fall upon us in its full weight because very few around us have even a nodding acquaintance with vital history. I mean, most of the universities these days seem to be teaching their own, new and improved version of history. But real history, our civilization’s blood-soaked past that was packaged with painful experience and the subsequent critical thinking that had to be done in order to milk wisdom from tragedy, that seems to be all but clean gone.

By Dave Merrick - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

The Climatologians’ Credo

The Climatologians' Credo
The internet news is awash with doom-and-gloom articles about the climate. Scenarios predicting ever more frequent weather events, like hurricanes, droughts, catastrophic rainfalls, and more millions of migrants from impoverished countries (often termed “refugees”), or none of the above, are all blamed squarely on “climate change” supposedly caused by the 0.04% of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere..

Climatologians everywhere are tripping over each other to “confirm”, propagate, and demand “actions” on their goals and beliefs any facts to the contrary are of no consequence to them.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Deaf puppy in Alabama saved from 50-foot hole after 30-hour rescue effort

Toffee, a 7-week-old puppy, fell into a 50-foot-deep crevice behind an Huntsville, Ala., home on Thursday.  But just after midnight Friday—roughly 30 hours after rescue attempts first began—she was rescued.

The pup, who happens to be deaf, fell down the inches-wide space late Thursday afternoon. Firefighters, cave rescue crews and plumbers all joined forces in the rescue effort, lowering nets, snares and food to try to retrieve Toffee, as it was too narrow a space for a person to enter.—More….



By Fox News - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

OnePlus wireless ear buds offer good sound and value

OnePlus Bullets Wireless
Cord cutters are referred to usually as people who’ve dumped cable TV, either going only with off the air signals or using alternative services such as Netflix, YouTube and the like as ways to get their programming fixes.

But there’s another type of cord cutting that could be quite attractive to some consumers, and that’s the cutting of the cord between your smart device/music player/whatever and your headphones. It’s a legitimate cutting if, like me, you tend to get your cords tangled and twisted all the time.

By Jim Bray - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

When the heck is the flying car going to get here?

When the heck is the flying car going to get here?
We’ve been promised them for years, and periodically we get to see an interesting new supposed prototype appear in the media, or as a “character” on TV or in movies. But the real, consumer-friendly flying family car never seems to actually come to market. Why is that?

Well, it’s a pretty tough nut to crack, and there are questions of what infrastructure would be required (if any) and of course there’s also the question of whether or not we want to inflict a bunch of bad drivers onto the sky as well as the roads. I mean, if you think automated cars are a challenge, expand that to three dimensions!

By Jim Bray - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing The Energy Sector

3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing The Energy Sector, Perovskite: Solar Panels, Lithium, Petroteq
Energy has seen some big changes in the last few years.

Coal has stumbled. Renewables have surged. Oil fell hard, then spent years clawing its way back up.

But the biggest change in energy has been in tech.

By Oilprice.com -- Gregory Brew- Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Day Out: Exbury Gardens

Day Out: Exbury Gardens
Spending time with family is the way I enjoy marking a significant birthday. And for this milestone occasion we make our way to Exbury Gardens deep in the New Forest.
It has been persistently raining for the past week and it really is risky deciding to spend an entire day out with such questionable weather. The sky continues to be grey and threatening but we are blessed with absolutely no rain whatsoever during our trip.

Exbury boasts 200-acres of informal woodland gardens and it allows my wife Caroline and I to sort of relax while the children roam. But you can never truly relax. They seem incapable of sticking to the paths and much prefer stamping in puddles off the beaten track which results in Henry (2) quickly shouting “Help!” He is in water that is almost covering his boots and about to fall over. Thankfully we reach him in time. Some bushes do bear berries and again little ones have to be monitored so that they avoid picking them.

By Tim Saunders - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Auckland’s Next Big Foodie Destination

Auckland's Next Big Foodie Destination
Queen’s Rise, a new laneway-style dining precinct boasting world-class design, impressive ambience and worldly cuisine, opened its doors last week at the iconic facade of 125 Queen Street introducing an exciting and unique collection of eateries to Auckland’s Central Business District.

Tucked behind a New York Times Square-style billboard on Auckland’s most famous street, Queen’s Rise brings together 11 of the best Auckland independent hospitality specialists and restaurateurs who are known for creating innovative and authentic dining experiences.

By Travel New Zealand - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Nationalism is NOT a Dirty Word!

Nationalism is NOT a Dirty Word!
When did American nationalism become a dirty word? Under Obama of course! Obama’s leftist war against America is a war against American nationalism. America emerged from WWII as the most powerful economic nation on earth and invincible militarily. Enemies of the United States domestically and internationally would need a different strategy to defeat her.

Aesop’s 6th century fable “The Four Oxen and the Lion” offers that strategy.

By Linda Goudsmit - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Tom Fitton: Mueller Should Testify on Capitol Hill

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on the Fox News Channel to discuss Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimonies.



By Judicial Watch - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Fairfax County Implements Harmful Curriculum

Fairfax County Implements Harmful Curriculum
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA - The Fairfax County School Board voted 10-1 this week for children to be taught, without parents’ permission, that that their biological sex is meaningless and that they can transition to a different sex than the one “assigned” to them at birth.

The school board will now implement the Family Life Education Program (FLE) to become the most radical sex-ed curriculum in the country, despite a record-breaking number of objections from parents. According to a tally sheet published two days before the vote, the school board received 1,300 comments with 83 percent opposing the removal of “biological sex” to be replaced with “sex assigned at birth.”

By Liberty Counsel - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

The Saudis Won’t Prevent The Next Oil Shock

The Saudis Won't Prevent The Next Oil Shock
Saudi Arabia is starting to panic, and is growing concerned that the growing number of supply disruptions around the world could cause oil prices to spike. Saudi Arabia is moving quickly to head off a supply crunch, aiming to dramatically ramp up production to a record high 11 million barrels per day in July, according to Reuters.

By Oilprice.com -- Nick Cunningham- Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Obama’s Rainbow Conspiracy for a One-Party State



The unfolding civil war in America is a “Rainbow Conspiracy” of immigrants, Islamists, stoners, and New Agers to overwhelm the conservative coalition, take Congress in 2018, and impeach President Trump. Equally shocking, Colorado’s pro-pot RINO Senator Cory Gardner is refusing to support conservative candidates through the National Republican Senatorial Committee. This is a repeat of the Rainbow Nation South African strategy of forcing whites to flee or die.

By Cliff Kincaid - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

SAF, CCRKBA CHALLENGE WA INITIATIVE, SEEK INVALIDATION

SAF, CCRKBA CHALLENGE WA  INITIATIVE, SEEK INVALIDATION
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today asked the Washington State Supreme Court to invalidate Initiative 1639 and enjoin the Secretary of State to reject the petitions on the grounds that petitions circulated by paid signature gatherers failed to meet state requirements for readability nor did they include a “full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side.”

By Second Amendment Foundation - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

The Biofuels Industry Retains Pull in Washington

The Biofuels Industry Retains Pull in Washington
On Tuesday, the EPA released a proposal to raise the biofuel mandate 3.1 percent to 19.88 billion gallons in 2019.  Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), fuel suppliers are required to mix billions of gallons of ethanol into gasoline and diesel fuel each year.

Despite objections from across the political spectrum, supporters of the mandate continue to argue that the RFS reduces gas prices, promotes economic growth, and contributes to a cleaner environment. In recent years however, reality has set in as each of these claims has been proven false and the RFS has been exposed for what it really is: a transfer of consumer wealth to the ethanol industry.

By Institute for Energy Research - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Civil Discourse or Civil War?

Civil Discourse or Civil War
In 1860, the Democrat Party refused to accept the election of Abraham Lincoln. They were convinced he was an abolitionist that would put an end to their ‘peculiar institution’. He was not. Lincoln often spoke against slavery, but his main objective was to preserve the Union while keeping slavery out of the new territories.

The American Civil War was not a civil war at all. It was a war of secession. The South had no interest in taking over the seats of government in Washington. They merely wanted out of the Union. Today’s Democrat Party does not want out, they want in and they want it all.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Full Story

Mad Max Vs. the Super Elite

Mad Max Vs. the Super Elite

Let’s face it, they’ve been stone cold losers, the elite.  So, let them keep calling themselves the elite.  But we’re going to call ourselves – and remember you work harder than they do and you are indeed smarter than them—from now on let’s call ourselves the super elite.  We are the super elite.—President Donald Trump at Fargo, ND 6/27/18

During his speech in Fargo, ND last night President Trump named Congresswoman Maxine “Mad Max” Waters the new face of the Democratic Party.  Her and Pelosi—yikes.

By Jim ONeill - Friday, June 29, 2018 - Full Story

Media Censorship Reaches Live Theatre

Media Censorship Reaches Live Theatre
A far-left activist group called Amazon Watch helped to kill an honest review of a play that shows how radical environmentalists performed a major hatchet-job on oil giant Chevron, according to the play’s co-author.

The play, called The $18-Billion Prize, was written by Phelim McAleer and Jonathan Leaf. This example of “documentary theater” recounts aspects of the company’s famous battle with radical environmentalists over alleged pollution in the Amazon region of Ecuador. It is based on actual trial testimony from a six-week corruption trial centering on the activities of one lawyer-gangster known as Steven Donziger. In that trial the court found that an $18 billion judgment obtained against Chevron was based on bribery and blackmail of judges in Ecuador.