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The Pitfalls of Single-Payer Health Care: Canada’s Cautionary Tale

By Candice Malcolm | April 13, 2017

In the Netflix series House of Cards, President Frank Underwood campaigned for the White House by telling Americans, “You are entitled to nothing.” The fictional president — a Democrat, no less — was forthright with American voters about the unaffordable and unsustainable structure of America’s entitlement programs, and he was rewarded at the polls. In real-life America, unfortunately, there is no such courageous honesty from the political class. Even many in the Republican party, once the stalwart force fighting against the growth of big government, are now resigned to contemplating a government takeover of the health-care industry in the wake of their failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Charles Krauthammer, for example, woefully predicts that President Trump will opt for single-payer health care. F. H. Buckley, meanwhile, optimistically calls for Trump to look to the Canadian model of universal coverage.

There’s just one problem: The Canadian model of universal coverage is failing.

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Oh for heaven’s sake…

People Are Calling For A Total Ban On Cotton Because — You Guessed It — Racism

By Jenna Green | 18 Sep 2017

A woman in Texas berated Hobby Lobby last week for selling cotton as a decorative home accessory.

Daniell Rider posted her complaint to the craft store’s Facebook page:

There is nothing decorative about raw cotton. A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. Please remove this decor.

Daniell Rider, then received backlash for her sensitivity and responded to her critics:

All those who are offended by cotton being a decoration need to quit buying any product made of cotton!

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Below is my response to this race-baiter  ~Angel

The following is a short list of products that are made with cotton or cotton/synthetic fabric blends:

  • T-Shirts
  • Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, and Hoodies (I suppose one could always go with fleece)
  • Bandanas (Antifa loons are gonna have to find something else to cover their cowardly faces with)
  • Denim (I am picturing protesters wearing polyester pants LOL)
  • Corduroy
  • Terrycloth (Towels, bath robes)
  • Sheets and Pillowcases (Most use cotton or cotton blend)
  • Canvas (Some is made using *gasp* cotton, some using linen)
  • Flannel (Some flannel is made using wool or synthetic fiber but a lot is made using cotton)
  • Underwear (For those of you who like the saggy pants look this includes boxer shorts)
  • Coffee filters
  • Fishing nets
  • Books
  • Tampons and Sanitary Pads (I suppose women can start using menstrual cups)
  • Bandaids and Gauze
  • Elastic bandages
  • Disposable diapers
  • Cloth diapers
  • Socks
  • Cotton seeds are delinted by a similar process to ginning. Some linter is used to make candle wicks, string, cotton balls, cotton batting, paper, and cellulose products such as rayon, plastics, photographic film, and cellophane.
  • Cottonseed oil is used in some margarines, salad dressings, cosmetics, soap, candles, water proofing agents
  • Yarn
  • Q-tips and Cotton Balls
  • Tires (Use of cotton in tires is limited – used mostly as a processing aid now)

Did you know that cotton remained a key crop in the Southern economy after emancipation and the end of the Civil War in 1865. Across the South, sharecropping evolved, in which landless black and white farmers worked land owned by others in return for a share of the profits. Some farmers rented the land and bore the production costs themselves.

And did you know that China and India are the two biggest cotton producers in the world? Also on the list: United States, Pakistan, Turkey, Australia, and Mexico.

And did you also know that slavery – yes slavery – is alive and well in the Middle East? Are you offended by THAT?

https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/region/middle-east-north-africa/

https://www.amren.com/features/2017/02/black-slavery-middle-east/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/9chapter3.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/9chapter2.shtml

 

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Report: Kellogg Foundation Delivers a Dose of Leftism with Your Cereal

By Warner Todd Houston | 17 Sep 2017

A new report reveals the shocking amount of money donated by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to left-wing, pro-socialist organizations in coordination with the Clintons and anti-American billionaire George Soros.

The extensive report by Capital Research (CR), a conservative watchdog minding non-profit organizations, shows a long history of leftism by the foundation created by the man who founded the Michigan-based breakfast giant, Kellogg’s. It also chronicles how far the foundation has drifted from its founder’s wishes.

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Here’s the antidote to St. Louis riots and rage

By Jesse Lee Peterson | 18 Sep 2017

The more you give in to angry people, the worse they get.

Case in point: black protesters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Violent Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with police after ex-St. Louis cop Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of drug dealer Anthony Lamar-Smith.

Smith was attempting to flee from police when he slammed his vehicle into a police cruiser and took off, causing a dangerous high-speed chase. Stockley, who is white, claimed he shot the suspect, who is black, in self-defense because he thought Smith was reaching for a gun.

According to St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson, the prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Stockley did not act in self-defense.

Smith was out on parole for convictions of drug distribution, theft and illegal gun possession at the time of the shooting.

But facts don’t matter to angry blacks. The acquittal of Stockley gave Black Lives Matter license to riot and assault police. What began as a protest march erupted with a wild mob tearing through downtown St. Louis and through the city’s affluent areas. Protesters said they wanted whites to feel the pain.

Protesters burned American flags, damaged police cruisers and destroyed businesses. At least 10 officers were assaulted with bricks and bottles; 23 suspects were arrested. The violence caused local businesses to cancel major venues. Protesters also temporarily shut down a major mall in St. Louis. They chanted, “You kill one of us, we kill your economy,” and they carried Black Lives Matters signs.

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http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/heres-the-antidote-to-st-louis-riots-and-rage/

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Details released: Obama vacation tab surges past $105M

Despite his promise to give up leisure if he was elected president

By Bob Unruh | 14 Sep 2017

Most American families could put together a pretty nice vacation for $36,185. After all, that’s well beyond half of the median household income of about $59,000.

A family of four could do an African safari or spend a couple of weeks touring Europe, or take a cruise that wouldn’t seem to end. Or that amount would make a nice down payment on an RV.

But that’s what taxpayers spent on vacations for Barack Obama and his family.

Every day.

For eight full years.

The total of more than $105 million over Obama’s two terms comes out to about $25 per minute, or roughly 41 cents per second.

The details were released by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch said it obtained travel records from the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit. It found that the known total of travel expenses for former Obama and his family to was $105,662,975.27.

When the Obamas traveled, the taxpayers funded the security, staff housing and transportation, communications, aircraft and other travel expenses. Security costs also are an expense, but many of those costs are not revealed.

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Hillary’s Anti-Presidential Campaign

Her malicious book reveals why she should never have been president.

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By Daniel Greenfield  |  14 Sept 2017

Three creatures on earth are impossible to get rid of: lice, cockroaches and Clintons.

Hillary Clinton spent a third of her miserable adult life trying to get into the White House. Now the nation’s failed Harridan-in-Chief is determined to spend her remaining years blaming everyone, from Matt Lauer to the Electoral College, for having to live out the rest of her life in flat broke poverty in the eleven rooms of her Georgian Colonial mansion (and the neighboring mansion in their cul-de-sac too).

Current ‘blamees’ include the FBI, millions of white people, sexism, the Russians, Russian sexism, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Matt Lauer and the Electoral College.

And probably the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos. You’ll have to buy the book for the full list.

But What Happened, Hillary’s spiteful magnum opus, does actually answer its titular question.

Hillary happened.

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http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267848/hillarys-anti-presidential-campaign-daniel-greenfield

New Report: Obamacare Premiums Will Go Up AGAIN. 15 Percent Hike…

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By Kacie Burnett | 14 Sep 2017

We all know how much Obamacare is majorly sucking right now. Heck, even Billiam and his wife know it (see Bill Clinton Doubles Down, Reminds Voters How Much ObamaCare Sucks). Especially since certain promisers failed to repeal the mess as promised. Stings a little extra. Well this new report from the Congressional Budget Office cements in that suckage.

Obamacare premiums are projected to be on the rise once again:

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https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/obamacare-premiums-15-percent-hike/

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Nearly 1/2 of all Americans just had personal data hacked

Equifax managers sell off stocks before notifying U.S. consumers of massive information theft

By Chelsea Schilling | 7 Sep 2017

The personal data of nearly half of all Americans – including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, credit-card information, addresses and even driver’s license numbers – may have been stolen by criminal hackers, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. said Thursday.

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Equifax announced that the data breach may impact as many as 143 million U.S. customers, CNBC reported. That’s nearly half of the current U.S. population of 324 million, meaning it impacts a massive number of Americans and is one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in U.S. history.

Equifax apparently discovered the breach 40 days ago, on July 29, and it is only now announcing the incident.

Equifax said the breach occurred from mid-May through July 2017. Numbers for 209,000 U.S. credit cards were accessed, in addition to “certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.”

However, the company made no mention of the fact that its chief financial officer, John Gamble, sold shares worth $946,374 just three days after the breach was discovered. Also, Joseph Loughran, president of U.S. Information Solutions, sold off $584,099 in stocks. And Rodolfo Ploder, president of Workforce Solutions, sold shares worth $250,458.

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http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/nearly-12-of-all-americans-just-had-personal-data-hacked/

Hillarycare would be even worse!

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By Laura Hollis | 27 October 2016

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There is plenty of bad news about Obamacare. Premiums are set to skyrocket next year an average of 22 percent (a staggering 116 percent in Arizona). Of the 23 state co-ops that were originally set to operate, 16 have gone bankrupt, and the remaining seven are in dire financial straits. A significant number of major insurance companies, including UnitedHealthcare, Humana and Aetna, have pulled out of most (if not all) of the exchanges on the grounds that the financial losses are unsustainable. (Across the country, insurers have lost billions since 2014.) This leaves an increasing number of consumers with only one or two options to choose from. Most have lost plans and been forced – sometimes multiple times – into other plans, losing physicians in the process.

And there are plenty of writers (Kevin Williamson at National Review, Avik Roy at Forbes, Betsy McCaughey, yours truly) who are saying “we told you so.”

It isn’t gloating. We warned you. We shouted it from the rooftops. You were told that we were lying, or corporate shills, or that we wanted old people and sick people to die. To the contrary, we saw what was coming and wanted to avoid it.

Yes, there were – and are – legitimate concerns about people without insurance. But the rallying cry of Obamacare – “We have to do something!” – is precisely the wrong impulse. It is that self-imposed desperation that makes you targets for exploitation by every self-important ideologue, every liar, every charlatan.

That is why President Obama was able to lie to you over and over again about keeping your doctor and your plan, and get away with it.

It’s why Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber could brag about “the stupidity of the American voter,” and adviser Ezekiel Emanuel could argue in favor of bureaucratic rationing of health care, and get away with it.

It’s why Congress could pass a 2,000-page bill that not one of the members had read in its entirely, and why then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could infamously say, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” and get away with it.
 
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