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Podcast – Immigration – Nothing New Under the Sun

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

If you dig deep enough and sometimes far enough back you’ll discover that there really isn’t anything new under the Sun, as the saying goes. It just means that there aren’t really any new ideas. New ideas are just rehashing of something that someone, sometimes hundreds or thousands of years already thought of or suggested or implemented.

So what does this have to do with immigration? Well, because Trump’s new “border czar,” as he’s being called – and I hate that term, is suggesting a lot of “new” and radical stuff, that’s not exactly new.

In fact, President Dwight D. “I Like Ike” Eisenhower did just that beginning exactly 65 years tomorrow. With little more than 1,000 agents, Ike decreased illegal border crossings by 95%. And it can be done again if only we had the courage and will to get it done. read more

What A Concept – Move the Department of Agriculture Closer to the Agriculture

from the Blaze:

Government employees throw fit because their agency is being moved to flyover country

Why shouldn’t the Department of Agriculture work closer to the people it serves?

Employees stood and turned their backs to Sonny Perdue on Thursday as the agriculture secretary detailed the move of two of USDA's key research agencies out of Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that government would move two research agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture jobs out of Washington, D.C., to areas in the United States where food actually comes from, and bureaucrats aren’t happy about that. read more

Scorpion Venom’s Health Benefits

Scorpion venom has proven a rich source of medical discovery
Scorpion venom has proven a rich source of medical discovery(Credit: 312010/Depositphotos)

The venom of deadly animals mightn’t seem like a great place to look for life-saving medicines, but scientists are continually sifting through these toxins to discover compounds with huge potential. Now researchers at Stanford studying scorpion venom have identified a pair of compounds that were shown to kill off both staph and tuberculosis bacteria. And better yet, they were able to create synthetic versions in the lab. read more

Democrats and the Free Press

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The main stream media and the democrats claim, like Joe Biden did recently, that president Trump is an “existential” threat to this nation. They claim that Trump is an enemy to a free press in this country and wants to censor them and shut them down.

However, not once as I recall, has the president Trump ever seriously called for the shuttering of any leftist news outlets, or silencing any opposing voices. Frankly, why would he. They are doing such a bang up job of it themselves.

Just look at the tanking ratings for CNN and the like. Every time I tune in to that network, I wonder why advertisers still run commercials there. Who’s going to see them? Every month there are new reports of CNN losing more market share.

Yet still they won’t change their narrative.

Unfortunately for the left, the facts, and history, is and has always been on our side. And it’s a funny thing about facts. There is no denying them. Oh sure, they can try to spin them, but the facts are and every will be what they are. read more

$50 Million Will Get You 30 Days Aboard The International Space Station

NASA has announced a plan to allow tourists to fly on the International Space Station starting next year.

Up to two private astronaut missions will be allowed per year, each lasting 30 days at most.

But, a trip to space won’t come cheap – with life support systems and all necessary supplies considered, it will cost an eye-watering $35,000 per night at minimum.

The announcement came as NASA unveiled its new business model on Friday, revealing a plan to incorporate more commercial and marketing opportunities ‘both in low-Earth orbit and around the moon.’

NASA has announced a plan to allow tourists to fly on the International Space Station for the first time starting next year. File photo

‘Today is a very remarkable day,’ NASA’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt said in a press conference Friday morning.

‘NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before.’

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Obama’s Eleventh Hour Deletions

What was constantly touted by the Obama administration? Oh that’s right – the most transparent administration in history. Yeah right!

from the Daily Caller:

OBAMA WHITE HOUSE DELETED ONLINE SPEECHES ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS HOURS BEFORE TRUMP ENTERED OFFICE: REPORT

The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office, according to research released Tuesday. read more

Weapon Wednesday: Military Mind-Controlled Weapons

USS Blue Ridge operations

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS KEVIN A. FLINN

The Department of Defense’s research and development wing, DARPA, is working on technology to read and write to the human brain. The focus isn’t on mind control but rather machine control, allowing the human brain to directly send instructions to machines. The goal of the process is to streamline thought control of machines to the point where humans could control them with a simple helmet or head-mounted device, making operating such systems easier. read more

Supreme Identity Politics

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Yet another red flag raised regarding supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Is our newest supreme Court justice an independent jurist or is he just another Republican caveman, who the left can bend and shape to their will by just exerting political pressure?

Recall, during his confirmation, justice Kavanaugh declared that should he be confirmed he would hire an all-female crew to clerk for him.

And that he did. For his “effort,” fellow justice and radical leftist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, better known as Notorious RBG, praised him for it.

“If confirmed, I’ll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks. That is who I am,” said Kavanaugh.

“Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew. Thanks to his selections, the Court has this Term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks,” Ginsburg said at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference on Friday.

Well Yay! Identity politics has officially infected everything. read more

Skai Air Taxi May Cost as Little as an Uber

Expecting to achieve full FAA certification by the end of 2020, Skai says its "point to...
Expecting to achieve full FAA certification by the end of 2020, Skai says its “point to any point” air taxi service will cost about the same per mile as a standard Uber(Credit: Alaka’i Technologies)

Skai made big waves last month with the launch of its long-range hydrogen-powered eVTOL air taxi prototype. In an interview with New Atlas, Skai’s CTO tells us these flying commuter vehicles will cost about the same per mile as an Uber ride, and that he expects to be able to land them just about anywhere. read more

What – The Glaciers Aren’t Melting?!

from Flag and Cross:

National Parks Quietly Dump Signs Saying Glaciers ‘Will Be Gone’ By 2020 Due to Mythical Global Warming

The National Park Service removed signs put up by the Obama administration telling visitors that the glaciers would “all be gone” by the year 2020.

 

The National Park Service has quietly removed all the signs put up by the Obama administration that told visitors that the glaciers would “all be gone” by the year 2020 due to global warming… because… it’s 2019 and the glaciers are all still there. read more