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Strong sign that the US housing market is nearing another crash, especially for West Coast (wsj.com)
by Patrick on 21 Aug 2019  20 comments, latest 3 hours ago
https://www.wsj.com/articles/m The risky mortgage is making a comeback.More than a decade after home loans triggered the worst financial crisis in a generation, the strict lending requirements put in place during...

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The Browser Monopoly (blairreeves.me)
by Patrick on 21 Aug 2019  13 comments, latest 10 hours ago
http://blairreeves.me/2019/08/ There is really only one Big Tech monopoly that I actively worry about. It’s not Amazon, Facebook or Apple, though they are all extremely dominant in their respective fields...

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The US Chamber of Commerce wants a million more nice guys like this to hop the fence at your expense (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 21 Aug 2019  5 comments, latest 15 hours ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne California gang members smiled and laughed while receiving life sentences for the attempted murder of a police officer. Jamie Caudillo and Steven Rincon were convicted of attempted murder after...

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Human gender is innate and immutable (sites.psu.edu)
by Patrick on 21 Aug 2019  5 comments, latest 16 hours ago
https://sites.psu.edu/evolutio Research at the Johns Hopkins Children Center has shown that gender identity is almost entirely based on nature and is almost exclusively predetermined before the birth of the baby....

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US has 3.5 million more registered voters than live adults (investors.com)
by Patrick on 23 Jan 2019  8 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.investors.com/poli The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project. The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with...

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We need to welcome Ebola sufferers, not stigmatize them (theepochtimes.com)
by Patrick on 20 Aug 2019  7 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.theepochtimes.com/ The U.S. federal government continues to quietly put out a call for Ebola screeners at airports including Dulles International Airport in the Washington area, as migrants from an Ebola-afflicted...

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Trump Isn’t the One Dividing Us by Race (wsj.com)
by Patrick on 20 Aug 2019  8 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.wsj.com/articles/t (paywall)He hardly mentions it, while his adversaries are obsessed with ‘whiteness’ and ‘white privilege.’ Long before the El Paso massacre, President Trump’s political opponents accused him of sowing “division”...

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California privacy law sets national agenda as federal talks fizzle (politico.com)
by Patrick on 17 Aug 2019  2 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.politico.com/state SACRAMENTO — California is taking center stage, with a federal data privacy deal sputtering in Washington, in the battle over how companies handle consumer data — a familiar role...

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Media crisis! Something is very wrong. (mediacrisis.info)
by Patrick on 18 Aug 2019  5 comments, latest 4 days ago
http://mediacrisis.info/ Tons of excellent screenshots capturing mainstream media hypocrisy and bias.

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Truth in stereotypes (aeon.co)
by Patrick on 17 Aug 2019  5 comments, latest 4 days ago
https://aeon.co/essays/truth-l If you make almost any claim about almost any group, the quickest way to have your claim dismissed is for someone to declare: ‘That’s just a stereotype!’ This ‘works’...

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Google's jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals in Europe (reuters.com)
by Patrick on 17 Aug 2019  Posted 5 days ago
https://www.reuters.com/articl In a letter to be sent to European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday and seen by Reuters, 23 job search websites in Europe called on her to...

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Interesting site devoted to describing media bias both right and left (mediabiasfactcheck.com)
by Patrick on 17 Aug 2019  2 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com CNN is obviously has a "Left Bias", but why do they have the NY Times as only "Left-Center Bias"?Maybe they have their own bias too.

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First-person account of the Hong Kong protests (idlewords.com)
by Patrick on 16 Aug 2019  1 comment, latest 5 days ago
https://idlewords.com/2019/08/ And then, just as we are descending the escalator to the train tracks, a group of demonstrators rushes in behind us and calling for everyone to run—the police are...

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Experts Unearth 2,400-Year-Old Solid Gold Bongs In Southern Russia (techtimes.com)
by Patrick on 16 Aug 2019  9 comments, latest 5 days ago
Not a new story, but new to me.http://www.techtimes.com/ar The discovery was initially found in 2013, but was kept as a secret to prevent the site from being looted. Andrei Belinski...

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NY Times to give up on Russia hoax, to push "racism" hoax hard instead (washingtonexaminer.com)
by Patrick on 17 Aug 2019  10 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.washingtonexaminer Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the...

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Biggest Mexican meth dealer is Chinese! (borderlandbeat.com)
by Patrick on 16 Aug 2019  8 comments, latest 6 days ago
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/ The house that belonged to the Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon, where 205.5 million dollars were found in cash in March 2007, is auctioned this Sunday by the Administration...

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San Diego police using street lamp microphones, cameras trackers to spy on public (sandiegouniontribune.com)
by Patrick on 11 Aug 2019  12 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.sandiegouniontribu San Diego has installed thousands of microphones and cameras in so-called smart streetlamps in recent years as part of a program to assess traffic and parking patterns throughout the...

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Tip scam at restaurants
by Patrick on 14 Aug 2019  25 comments, latest 7 days ago
When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I ate at a fun old Polish restaurant called Staropolska on Milwaukee Ave. It was with Polish relatives of mine, so...

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Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has. (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 7 Aug 2019  18 comments, latest 8 days ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 Donald J. Trump doesn’t always seem like a candidate focused on expanding his base of support. He may have done so anyway.The share of Americans who say they have...

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Army of fake "Amazon employees" on Twitter (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 15 Aug 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
https://twitter.com/rulesObeye lol, paid corporate accounts responding with corporate talking points— might as well throw in some ad links, guys! this is all incredibly creepy, but it well illustrates what we...

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ONLY the left is violent (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 1 Aug 2018  371 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com http://www.foxnews.com/food-dr http://www.foxnews.com/food-dr https://www.wnd.com/2018/04/tr http://www.fox5dc.com/news/loc https://www.infowars.com/shock https://www.nbcnews.com/politi https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2 http://www.neonnettle.com/feat https://nypost.com/2018/01/21/ All political violence in the US is leftists attacking Trump supporters. The opposite does not happen at all.

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Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (americansfortruth.com)
by Patrick on 11 Aug 2019  1 comment, latest 11 days ago
https://americansfortruth.com/ Peter LaBarbera, 56, is president of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), a non-partisan, educational group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgende activist agendas. Founded as a part-time venture in...

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Federal Court Rules Facebook Users Can Sue Company Over Unlawful Use Of Face Recognition Technology (aclu-il.org)
by Patrick on 9 Aug 2019  7 comments, latest 12 days ago
https://www.aclu-il.org/en/pre The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that Facebook users can sue the company over its use of face recognition technology. The ruling is the...

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1996 US Diplomatic Cable about Saudi Oil Income Stipends for Royalty (wikileaks.org)
by Patrick on 10 Aug 2019  Posted 12 days ago
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/ca 3. (S) THE MOST COMMON MECHANISM FOR DISTRIBUTING THE NATION'S WEALTH TO THE ROYAL FAMILY IS THE FORMAL, BUDGETED SYSTEM OF MONTHLY STIPENDS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE AL...

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Most mass shooters are black, not white, and media has never once reported this fact (americanthinker.com)
by Patrick on 10 Aug 2019  13 comments, latest 12 days ago
https://www.americanthinker.co Even before the final butcher's bill was presented for the Sunday-night mass shooting in Gilroy, the blue checkers and talking heads were filling their platforms with fairy tales that...

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The Fear of Unacceptable Conclusions
by Patrick on 3 Aug 2019  21 comments, latest 12 days ago
Thinking and public speaking these days is carefully self-censored, lest an objective consideration of facts and probabilities lead to unacceptable conclusions, even within one's own mind.One can see the case...

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What Both Sides Don't Get About American Gun Culture (politico.com)
by Patrick on 6 Aug 2019  69 comments, latest 13 days ago
https://www.politico.com/magaz One of the most authoritative and interesting surveys of the attitudes of gun owners was conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2017. That survey shows the vast majority...

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Unabomber's stunningly accurate description of leftist psychology (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 1 Aug 2019  46 comments, latest 14 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness,...

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NY Times Briefly Gives Trump A Positive Headline
by Patrick on 7 Aug 2019  11 comments, latest 15 days ago
Lol, the NY Times forgot its mission of hate for a moment.Whew, back to their regularly scheduled hate show now.

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Texas Democrat Joaquin Castro publishes 'hit list' like the Dayton shooter, naming local donors to Trump campaign (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 7 Aug 2019  Posted 15 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Joaquin Castro published a list of 44 of his constituents who maxed out on donations to Donald Trump's reelection campaignThe Texas congressman, who represents half of San Antonio, said...

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Dress codes for public school students degrade even further (americanthinker.com)
by Patrick on 18 Jul 2019  24 comments, latest 15 days ago
https://www.americanthinker.co Public school dress codes are degrading. This is no mean feat, given how low the standards already are. As good example of the trend comes from the Austin Independent...

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Ilhan Omar Retweets Tweet Mocking Assault of Rand Paul (nationandstate.com)
by Patrick on 29 Jul 2019  19 comments, latest 16 days ago
https://nationandstate.com/201 Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) retweeted a Monday tweet mocking an assault on Sen. Rand Paul (R, Ky.) that left Paul hospitalized.Paul was attacked from behind in November 2017 by...

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Noose around free speech grows tighter with shutdown of 8chan (news.yahoo.com)
by Patrick on 7 Aug 2019  Posted 16 days ago
https://news.yahoo.com/8chan-o "It is actually sinister behaviour. Ours is one of the last independent companies that offer a place you may write down your thoughts free from having to worry about...

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Maher Says 2020 Democrats 'Blowing It' , Wishes (Again) For Crippling Recession To Unseat Trump (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 4 Aug 2019  14 comments, latest 18 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news Bill Maher thinks that 2020 Democratic candidates are 'blowing it' - and he'd begrudgingly accept Joe Biden as his next president. "All the Democrats have to do to win...

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Medical providers and insurers won't tell you prices because they want to keep ripping you off (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 3 Aug 2019  10 comments, latest 18 days ago
https://www.latimes.com/busine Fountain Valley resident Jennifer Moore makes a really good point.“When you take your car to the mechanic, they give you a written estimate before they touch it,” she told...

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Republican engineer who was fired by Google discloses 'blacklisting and bullying' of conservatives (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 1 Aug 2019  8 comments, latest 19 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne A Republican engineer has claimed that he was fired by Google because of his conservatives views. Kevin Cernekee, who was fired from the company in 2018, said he was...

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Google and social media dossiers on all of us will be used to find and kill those who question authority (raifbadawi.org)
by Patrick on 3 Aug 2019  1 comment, latest 19 days ago
It's already old news in fact. "Our friends" the Saudis routinely imprison or kill those who use social media to question their lack of free speech.https://www.raifbadawi. Bahrain promises to do...

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Transsexual former Amazon engineer steals 100 million people's financial records from Capital One's Amazon storage (siliconangle.com)
by Patrick on 29 Jul 2019  14 comments, latest 19 days ago
https://siliconangle.com/2019/ Data relating to more than 100 million Capital One Financial Corp. customers has been stolen in yet another case of misconfigured cloud storage.The data breach, one of the largest...

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Federal judge blocked President Trump’s requirement that drug prices be disclosed in TV commercials (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 3 Aug 2019  3 comments, latest 20 days ago
https://www.latimes.com/busine Two things became apparent this week after a federal judge blocked President Trump’s requirement that drug prices be disclosed in TV commercials — a move intended to shame pharmaceutical...

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Teenager shoots at cars while shouting ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’ (yahoo.com)
by Patrick on 2 Aug 2019  4 comments, latest 21 days ago
https://www.yahoo.com/news/tee A black teenager shouted “I don’t like white people in my hood” before chasing four people with a gun and firing multiple shots at them, according to court documents.Cincinnati...
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