Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Masculinity That Attracts Women Like a Moth to a Flame Looks Like This | Suzanne Venker

Masculinity That Attracts Women Like a Moth to a Flame Looks Like This | Suzanne Venker
"Never before in our nation’s history have we studied what it means to be a man more than we have right now.
Of course, we didn’t need to study it before—people knew what it meant to be a man.
Today, there’s so much propaganda surrounding the issue of gender that people are either confused as hell or they sit in silence with what they know to be true out of fear.
But you know who’s not confused? 
Men who embrace their masculinity full throttle. 
Men like Brian Begin, whose program Fearless teaches other men to embrace their masculinity full throttle.
...confident men (and the women who love them) know masculinity isn’t evil.
It’s the narrative about it that’s evil.
Not only does masculinity give us freedom and keep us safe, it’s the other half of what makes love work..."
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Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food | The Daily Caller

Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food | The Daily Caller:
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Not everyone in Mexico is pleased with the caravan’s arrival.
“This is an invasion! We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed,” protesters shouted Sunday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Tijuana officials have called on the Mexican federal government to intervene to curtail the migrants flow into the city.

The myth of stagnant incomes - The Washington Post

The myth of stagnant incomes - The Washington Post
"We aren’t stagnating, after all.
... the Congressional Budget Office, which reports periodically on the distribution and growth of the nation’s income. 
It recently found that most Americans had experienced clear-cut income gains since the early 1980s.
This conclusion is exceptionally important, because the CBO study is arguably the most comprehensive tabulation of Americans’ incomes.
...The poorest fifth of Americans (a fifth is known as a “quintile”) enjoyed a roughly 80 percent post-tax income increase since 1979. 
The richest quintile — those just below the top 1 percent — had a similar gain of nearly 80 percent. 
The middle three quintiles achieved less, about a 50 percent rise in post-tax incomes..."
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What To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s Asylum Policies

What To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s Asylum Policies
"...These People Simply Don’t Have Standing
The Department of Justice argued in its brief that the plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the regulations at issue.
Image result for Trump’s Asylum PoliciesThe Trump administration is correct.
 To sue, a plaintiff must suffer a cognizable injury and, in this case, the changes to the rules governing asylum do not harm the nonprofit organizations.
The nonprofit organizations attempt to skirt the standing rule by claiming that the revised rules will force them “to divert significant resources to, among other things, understanding the new policy,” and “educating and advising its staff, clients, and prospective clients” on the new policy.
The plaintiffs also complain the new regulations will reduce their funding, which is partly based on the number of clients they serve.
Neither of these claimed injuries are enough for standing.
Perhaps recognizing the weakness of their argument, in a brief filed late Friday, the ACLU changed its tack, arguing for the first time that it has “third party standing” to challenge the new regulations.
...Therein lies the real regulatory change and the real complaint: To receive asylum, an individual need only have a “well-founded fear of persecution” on account of any one of five protected grounds, which is a lower standard than the “reasonable fear” standard governing withholding of removal. 
But the “reasonable fear” standard is no high hurdle. 
It merely requires an individual to prove that such persecution is more likely than not.
...But, under the new regulations, the only aliens facing removal to their native lands are those who lack a reasonable fear of persecution..."
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#1 This day 1978-----Donna Summer MacArthur Park (Official video)

Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case | wzzm13.com

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"The historic case involves minor girls from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota.
In a major blow to the government, a federal judge in Detroit has declared the nation's female genital mutilation law as unconstitutional, thereby dismissing nearly all of the charges against two Michigan doctors and seven others accused of subjecting at least nine minor girls to genital cutting in the nation's first FGM case.
The historic case involves minor girls from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, including some who cried, screamed and bled during the procedure and one who was given Valium ground in liquid Tylenol to keep her calm, court records show.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concluded that Congress did not have the authority to pass the 22-year-old federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation in America.
 FGM is banned worldwide and has been outlawed in more than 50 countries, though the U.S. statute had never been tested before this case..."
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Devin Nunes: 'Fourth bucket' of classified emails show info withheld from FISA court

Image result for flickr commons images Devin NunesDevin Nunes: 'Fourth bucket' of classified emails show info withheld from FISA court:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed the existence of a "fourth bucket" of information related to potential misconduct by the FBI that he wants declassified.
On his way out as chairman, as Democrats will take control of the House next year, Nunes said his panel's investigation into the Justice Department and FBI is largely complete. Still, he said the public release of these "buckets" would help give his efforts a sense of "finality."

Study: 97.8% of Mass Shootings Since 1950 Occurred in 'Gun-Free Zones'

Study: 97.8% of Mass Shootings Since 1950 Occurred in 'Gun-Free Zones'"

Findings from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) show that 97.8 percent of mass shootings

over a 68-year period occurred in “gun-free zones.”

Drug and gun free school zone signs are shown as students play basketball at an elementary school Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Phoenix. Parents trying to get reports on violence and drugs at their kid's schools stand a good chance of having their intentions examined when they ask for public …The study covers 1950 through May 2018. 
Otherwise, it would also include the November 7, 2018, mass public attack at Borderline Bar & Grill, in which 12 were killed. 
The November 19, 2018, attack at Chicago Mercy Hospital, where three were killed, would not be listed because it does not meet FBI criteria for a mass shooting, but it should, nevertheless, be noted that Borderline Bar and Mercy Hospital were both state-mandated gun-free zones..."
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History for November 21

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History for November 21 - On-This-Day.com
François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) 1694 - Writer, historian, philosopher, William Beaumont 1785 - Surgeon, known as the "Father of Gastric Physiology", Stan Musial 1920 - Baseball player
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Marlo Thomas (Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas) 1938 - Actress ("That Girl"), Harold Ramis 1944 - Actor, director, writer, Goldie Hawn 1945 - Actress
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1953 - British Natural History Museum authorities announced that "Piltdown Man" was a hoax.
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1980 - An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out "who shot J.R." on the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas. Kristin was the character that fired the gun. (Texas
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

James Woods: Don't underestimate 'power' of Ocasio-Cortez - WND

James Woods: Don't underestimate 'power' of Ocasio-Cortez - WND:
"...Although U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not have a solid understanding of the three branches of American government, actor James Woods is warning people not to underestimate the newly elected Democrat from New York.
“The people who vote for her do it because they are young (and idealistic), struggling to make a living (as she is), and desperately need the pipe dreams she’s offering,” said Woods, who comments frequently on Twitter about politics..."

The way we were-----The Box Tops - The Letter (Upbeat 1967)

Boob-tube-----Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time

Electoral Three-Card Monte: How The Democrats Stole Orange CountyThe American Spectator

Electoral Three-Card Monte: How The Democrats Stole Orange CountyThe American Spectator
"...While your eyes were riveted on the electoral red card — the cheating in Florida and Georgia — the street hucksters pulled a fast one on all of youze and swiped a bunch of House seats, from right under your noses, on the other coast.
Honest, admit it: you never saw it, did you?
See the source imageThey had you so focused on Brenda Snipes — is she still not in jail? — that you lost track of the other cards. The eight confederates — MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, New York Times, and Washington Post — were as focused as you were on Florida and Georgia.
And you never saw what happened in California in broad daylight.
So here is what happened.
All these Republicans Congressional candidates in Orange County and in other parts of the People’s Democratic Republic of California (PDRC) came out of election night as winners.
Two-term representative Mimi Walters in the 45th Congressional District.
Young Kim, an appealing newcomer to Congress of Korean-American heritage. Others.
And then, each day, as more and more provisional and other ballots kept emerging in the California count, the Republican leads dwindled.
But you had your eyes on the red card — the red states of Florida and Georgia.
...And meanwhile more Congressional ballots kept showing up in the Golden State each day, getting counted in the PDRC..."
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UMich student gov MANDATES attendance at ‘Students of Color’ events

UMich student gov MANDATES attendance at ‘Students of Color’ events
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  • The University of Michigan student government has imposed a requirement for each of its representatives to attend a Student of Color (SOC) organization event at least once per academic month.
  • The student government cited a “depressed voice for students of color” due to a majority of the student government’s reps being white, as well as the “exclusion, microaggressions, and hate crimes” currently faced by UMich students of color.
...“This resolution…strives to serve the needs of these minority students,” UMich student Rep. Mario Galindez, who voted in favor of the resolution, told Campus Reform. 
Galindez accused the student government of “neglect[ing] [SOC] in favor of a rich white majority.”...
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Luis Cobos-Cenobio, illegal immigrant in Arkansas police shootout, in U.S. under DACA, ICE says - Washington Times

Luis Cobos-Cenobio, illegal immigrant in Arkansas police shootout, in U.S. under DACA, ICE says - Washington Times:

Image result for flickr commons images ObamaThe Obama administration concluded that even illegal immigrants with some criminal charges should be eligible for DACA, which explains how Mr. Cobos-Cenobio’s 2015 arrest on drug possession charges did not cause him to be expelled from the program, much less be deported.
“This is the kind of thing that happens when you don’t enforce standards,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “The idea that DACAs are all choir boys is obviously untrue, and yet the Obama administration was much too willing to let people with criminal records avoid deportation.”

James Woods: Don't underestimate 'power' of Ocasio-Cortez - WND

See the source imageJames Woods: Don't underestimate 'power' of Ocasio-Cortez - WND:
'Socialism, though a poison, is a deeply seductive political drug'
Although U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not have a solid understanding of the three branches of American government, actor James Woods is warning people not to underestimate the newly elected Democrat from New York.
“The people who vote for her do it because they are young (and idealistic), struggling to make a living (as she is), and desperately need the pipe dreams she’s offering,” said Woods, who comments frequently on Twitter about politics.
“Don’t underestimate her appeal and her power. Socialism, though a poison, is a deeply seductive political drug,” he tweeted Monday..."
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The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals | Intellectual Takeout

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals | Intellectual Takeout
"The New York Times released a 10-minute video last month entitled “How Capitalism Ruined China’s Health Care System.” 
The video attempts to blame capitalism for the many problems in China’s health care system.
See the source image“Under Mao Zedong the Communist state provided free health care for all,” the narrator tells us. “Decades later China adopted a unique brand of capitalism that transformed the country from a poor farming nation into an economic superpower. Life expectancy soared. But the introduction of capitalism and the retreat of the state meant that health care was no longer free.”
...All of the horrors depicted in the high-quality video—the long lines, the scalping, and the hospital fights—occurred at government-run health care facilities.
If the Times had visited one of China’s many private health care facilities, they would have found something quite different.
I know first-hand how outstanding the care at private facilities is in China..."
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Lunch video-----Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

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Hey Celine, go peddle your Marxist propaganda somewhere else - Glenn Beck

Hey Celine, go peddle your Marxist propaganda somewhere else - Glenn Beck:

Image result for flickr commons images Celin DionOur children are not really ours? This is Marxist propaganda bull crap. This is disgusting. This is exactly what the new left want to brainwash you into believing. That they hold the reins to everything in your life. They can tell you where you can receive healthcare. They can tell you how to run your business. They control your children's education curriculum. They own you… and especially your kids.

One-Third of Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment | Intellectual Takeout

Sexual Harassment OpinionsOne-Third of Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment | Intellectual Takeout--Annie Holmquist
"It seems we have launched into a full-blown epidemic of sexual misconduct in the short time since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced.
...The question that I found most interesting, however, is the one which asked if a comment on a woman’s attractiveness can be classified as sexual harassment. Although many respondents gave a negative answer, those answering in the U.S. were a different matter. Roughly a third of younger individuals thought such treatment can be classified as sexual harassment..."
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Students bark in protest to save the trees

Students bark in protest to save the trees
  • Students at Western Michigan University held a protest against the removal of dozens of trees.
  • The university is removing the trees to make room for new buildings on campus.
  • WMU students held "a march to denounce the plans to cut down 50+ trees," but the school claims it only plans on removing 36 trees and planting 75 more.

#1 This day 1967-----Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints

CNN's Kirsten Powers: White Women Who Support Trump Are All 'Racist'

CNN's Kirsten Powers: White Women Who Support Trump Are All 'Racist'

CNN’s Kirsten Powers: White Women Who Support Trump Are All ‘Racist’


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CNN contributor Kirsten Powers declared on air Friday that

all white females who supported President Donald Trump were “racist.”

Powers, referring to white females who support Trump, said, “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because, you know, I didn’t like Hillary Clinton. And I just want to say that that’s not–that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. So, I want to establish that.”
...While not offering her views on Trump-supporting white females, Powers can be caught giving lectures on the virtues of appropriate Halloween costumes:
Dear white people who are upset that you can't dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don't matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment.

Show some common decency.
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NRA, Second Amendment Foundation Sue over Washington Gun Control

NRA, Second Amendment Foundation Sue over Washington Gun Control:

Gottlieb added:
Image result for Second AmendmentWe’re determined to fight this egregious measure because constitutionally-protected rights should never be subject to a popularity vote. The wealthy elitists behind I-1639 want to turn a right into a regulated privilege. This measure was only designed to have a chilling effect on the exercise of a constitutional right by honest citizens while having no impact at all on criminals, and we cannot let it go unchallenged.

U.K.'s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems' Enthusiasm for Single-Payer

U.K.'s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems' Enthusiasm for Single-Payer
"The United Kingdom's National Health Service, which celebrated its 70th anniversary on July 5, is imploding.
See the source imageVacancies for doctor and nurse positions have reached all-time highs.
Patients are facing interminable waits for care as a result.
This August, a record number of Britons languished more than 12 hours in emergency rooms.
In July, the share of cancer patients who waited more than two months to receive treatment soared.
Yet enthusiasm for government-run, single-payer health care continues to build in the United States..."
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History for November 20

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Edwin Hubble 1889 - American astronomer, Alistair Cooke 1908 - British journalist, television personality, Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) 1925 - Politician
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Richard Dawson 1932 - Actor, comedian, game show host, Joe Biden 1942 - U.S. Vice President, Bo Derek 1956 - Actress ("10")
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1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.
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1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Mexico files human rights complaint against U.S. over asylum crackdown: Report - Washington Times

Mexico files human rights complaint against U.S. over asylum crackdown: Report - Washington Times:

Image result for flickr commons images Wrong way do not enterMexico and three Central American countries have filed a protest with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights over President Trump’s new asylum policy, arguing their citizens should be allowed to flee their countries to find refuge in the U.S.
The complaint, reported by El Universal, a Mexican newspaper, was filed by the human rights ombudsmen for Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
The complaint says migrants who make it into the U.S., even if entering illegally, must be allowed to demand asylum in the U.S.

Inside the Beltway: 'I watched the president unite people' - Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: 'I watched the president unite people' - Washington Times:

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Multiple polls have revealed that Americans are tired of political discord and partisan attacks, which started when President Trump ran for office, and continue as he approaches his second anniversary in office. The public associates this rigid negativity with the “do-nothing Congress” and gridlock. Civility — which often proves more efficient and productive than combat in fostering compromise — is rare indeed.

The way we were-----Kennedy vs. Nixon - 1st 1960 Debate

Boob-tube-----What's My Line? Lucille Ball (1954)

Donald Trump should apply Teddy Roosevelt's monopoly busting to tech

Donald Trump should apply Teddy Roosevelt's monopoly busting to tech
"President Donald Trump has an opportunity to follow in former President Teddy Roosevelt’s footsteps.
Will Donald Trump follow TR’s lead?
...Roosevelt built a strong reputation by going after the trusts, huge combinations that placed control of entire industries in the hands of one or a few men. 
He broke up John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, the Google of its day.
He shut down J.P. Morgan’s Northern Securities Co., which would have monopolized rail transportation in much of the United States.
See the source imageAnd he pursued numerous other cases (45 in all) that broke up monopolies and returned competition to markets.
...Monopolies are an economic and political threat
Big monopolies aren’t just an economic threat:
They’re a political threat.
Because they’re largely free of market constraints, they don’t have to put all their energy into making a better product for less money.
Instead, they put a lot of their energy into political manipulation to protect their monopoly.
...Today, things look a lot like Teddy Roosevelt’s era. 
A few monopolies occupy much of the tech world: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — FANG, as they’re often abbreviated.
They gobble up potential competitors, as Facebook did with WhatsApp and Instagram.
...Facing a similar situation, Roosevelt declared, “When aggregated wealth demands what is unfair, its immense power can be met only by the still greater power of the people as a whole.”
...With today’s economy dominated by the FANG companies, will Donald Trump — another brash New Yorker who found himself in the White House — follow TR’s lead?
Perhaps a better question is, why wouldn’t he?"
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K-12: Six Steps to Reform Education Right Now

K-12: Six Steps to Reform Education Right Now
"Whenever people gather to discuss problems in education, we hear the same list of issues and solutions.
Image result for failing schoolsWe hear about poverty and the need for bigger budgets at all levels, more self-esteem, professional teacher corps, charter schools, vouchers, tutoring and remediation, new literacies, better assessment, year-round schools, pre-K, schools that are more permissive or more strict, the effects of drugs, the impact of violent sports, and the perpetual need for more and more money.
Any talk show or other group will invariably touch on the exact same items.
The participants will seem pleased that they are having an in-depth discussion of the options.
But are they?
My suspicion is that you could mandate all these items, served up on a platter with all the trimmings, and nothing would change.
...Public schools are full from basement to roof with dysfunctional gimmicks that never worked. 
To improve the public schools, the path to success is simple.
Get rid of the counterproductive ideas, i.e., the methods that seem to be designed, from conception to implementation, to subvert education...
...Here's a simple six-point list of what we must do differently, a list that even self-described "dummies" can instantly act on..."
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Mexican Protesters in Tijuana March to Kick Out Migrant Caravan

Mexican Protesters in Tijuana March to Kick Out Migrant Caravan:
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Mexican protesters took to the streets on Sunday to protest the growing influx of Central American migrants who have made their way to the border city of Tijuana

The Late Great (Again) Planet Earth | Unexamined Premises

The Late Great (Again) Planet Earth | Unexamined Premises
"George Monbiot, the man who gave his name to the term "moonbat," is back, like some hair-shirted lunatic screaming on a street corner, saying that we're all doomed:
See the source imageIt was a moment of the kind that changes lives. At a press conference held by climate activists  Extinction Rebellion last week, two of us journalists pressed the organisers on whether their aims were realistic. They have called, for example, for UK carbon emissions to be reduced to net zero by 2025. Wouldn’t it be better, we asked, to pursue some intermediate aims?
A young woman called Lizia Woolf stepped forward. She hadn’t spoken before, but the passion, grief and fury of her response was utterly compelling. “What is it that you are asking me as a 20-year-old to face and to accept about my future and my life? … This is an emergency. We are facing extinction. When you ask questions like that, what is it you want me to feel?” We had no answer.
Softer aims might be politically realistic, but they are physically unrealistic. Only shifts commensurate with the scale of our existential crises have any prospect of averting them. Hopeless realism, tinkering at the edges of the problem, got us into this mess. It will not get us out.
Now that there is some prime moonbattery, even by Monbiot's soaring standards. What a 20-year-old female knows about anything is moot, but her notion that she is "facing extinction" is beyond delusional; in fact, it's the product of having her head stuffed with the most self-evidently arrant nonsense of the modern era: "climate change."...
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One in five Army generals were not cleared for combat in 2016

One in five Army generals were not cleared for combat in 2016:
"WASHINGTON – One in five Army generals could not deploy in 2016 for medical reasons, according to data obtained by USA TODAY, a troubling trend in the military's readiness to fight that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has vowed to fix.
Image result for Obama Purging General'sOverdue medical and dental exams were the primary reasons for what the Army refers to as medical readiness in 2016.
The deployment rate has improved to nearly 85 percent, according to Brig. Gen. Omar Jones, the Army's top spokesman.
"The Army's top priority is readiness and soldiers are expected to be world-wide deployable to ensure our Army is ready to fight today and in the future," Jones said.
"The data from 2016 does not reflect recent improvements in medical readiness for the Army as a whole and for the general officer corps specifically."...
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Lunch video-----Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

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Sinema Breaks Word On Opposing Senate Minority Leader Schumer | The Daily Caller

Sinema Breaks Word On Opposing Senate Minority Leader Schumer | The Daily Caller:
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Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat who won a narrow victory to represent Arizona in the Senate, reportedly won’t oppose the continued leadership of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Despite promises to the contrary, Sinema is saying that she won’t oppose Schumer because he is not facing any opposition, according to Politico.