Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Their North African Migration Ferry Service…

Facing increased criticism from the EU and Libyan officials being paid by the EU to keep North African economic migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, Doctors Without Borders has temporarily shut down their North African ferry services. Under the auspices of … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Big Stupid Government, European Union, Illegal Aliens, media bias, North Africa, Political correctness/cultural marxism, Professional Idiots, propaganda, Rescue Missions, The Story of Libya, Uncategorized | 133 Comments

Black Death Resurfaces in Multiple Northern Arizona Counties…

The plague, also known as “the Black Death” killed somewhere between 75 and 200 million people as a result of international trade, commerce and transnational shipping. The disease was thought to be spread by fleas and parasites carried by rats.  … Continue reading

Posted in Big Stupid Government, History, Infectious Disease | 260 Comments

President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Announce VA Choice and Quality Employment Act…

President Trump and Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announce the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act. BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that … Continue reading

Posted in Legislation, Military, President Trump, Uncategorized, VA Scandal | 31 Comments

A Note About Political Violence…

A brief note about political violence from an observer of modern political history. Many people are familiar with the linear political terms left and right.  Left equals Democrat world-views and Right equals Republican world-views.  On the left we discuss progressives, … Continue reading

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Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Patrick Murphy ASEAN Debriefing…

While President Trump confronts the North Korean military aggression through economic trade leverage with China, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads the diplomatic efforts toward regional partners in Southeast Asia. Toward that end the Department of State conducts a Washington … Continue reading

Posted in ASEAN, China, media bias, N Korea, President Trump, Secretary of State, Secretary Tillerson, Uncategorized, USA | 28 Comments

We Just Need To Ignore The Rain

We moved into our dream home, a small log cabin nestled in the woods on the side of a Georgia ridge in December of 2001, my husband and I. This period was one of the darkest days of our lives, … Continue reading

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Report: President Trump To Announce “Section 301” Trade Investigations Against China on Monday…

There have been multiple media reports in the last six hours that President Trump is going to announce trade investigation/sanctions against China during a press conference scheduled for Monday. It makes sense the previously postponed 301 trade investigation against China … Continue reading

Posted in ASEAN, Big Government, China, Economy, energy, Environmentalism, European Union, India, Legislation, media bias, President Trump, Trade Deal, Uncategorized, US dept of agriculture, US Treasury, USA | 103 Comments

August 12th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #205

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading

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Saturday August 12th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading

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