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When Liberal Ideology Crashes into Reality

from IBD:

Fight Against $15: Democrats Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation’s Capital

“Fight for $15” is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. That’s what happens when ideology crashes into reality.

On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington’s city council sponsored a bill to jettison the wage hike for tipped workers that 56% of D.C. voters had approved by a ballot initiative less than a month before. read more

Smart Bandage Monitors Chronic Skin Wounds

The prototype smart bandage, with its microprocessor visible at left
The prototype smart bandage, with its microprocessor visible at left(Credit: NanoLab – Sameer Sonkusale, Tufts University)

Chronic skin wounds may be notoriously difficult to treat, but at the same time they shouldn’t be over-treated, subjecting patients to more antibiotics than is necessary. That’s why scientists have developed a “smart” bandage that only dispenses medication as needed. read more

Dave Rubin Asks: Are You Tolerant?

Are you tolerant? I mean are you tolerant of other points of view? Do you accept that not everyone thinks and acts the same and that, within reason, we should all be able to live and let live?

If so, you cannot be a modern day liberal. Today’s leftist cannot and will not tolerate any deviation from the prescribed ideology.

Liberal Dave Rubin for Prager University describes this to a tee:

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Is Brett Kavanaugh the Best of the Best?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Supreme Court Justices are said to be the best of the best. This should make a President’s selection relatively easy.

Brett Kavanaugh may end up being that guy. And therein lies the rub – the fact that he “may” be the one – or he may not.

So why do I say this should be an easy job for any President? Let me lay it out.

A President compiles a list of candidates, which Trump did. He should then take a look at the Justices job description and make his selection from candidates that best fit the description.

In short, the supreme Court job description is what the oath of office describes. There are two oaths of office a Justice make choose to recite.

The first, and truncated version, is the traditional oath (albeit updated in 1990), which reads: “I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.” read more

New Drug may be Able to Reverse Age-Related Dementia and Stroke

A new discovery into the mechanism behind cerebral small vessel disease may offer new treatments to...
A new discovery into the mechanism behind cerebral small vessel disease may offer new treatments to prevent or even repair damage associated with age-related dementia(Credit:Giovanni_Cancemi/Depositphotos)

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the University of Edinburgh, may have finally uncovered the mechanism by which SVD causes brain cell damage, as well as a potential treatment to prevent the damage, and possibly even reverse it. read more

Far Left Infiltrators are Taking over Black Movements

by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)

for the Common Constitutionalist

Chaziel Sunz / George Soros

Civility in politics has always been a challenge. There are examples of poor behavior going back to the Founding. The two-party system is adversarial, but rules of order and the basic decency of our citizens have been a brake on the outright violence seen in third world countries.

However, in the past eight years that has changed. Former President, Barack Obama worked hard to sow divisions within our populous, and deepen the rift that most Americans worked so hard to close. Academics pursue these divisions for no other reason than to attempt to push through a socialist agenda. While most people in real America do nothing more than work hard and long hours to put food on the table and pay their bills, there are those who want nothing more than to tear our country apart.

The #walkaway movement has finally given those of the progressive socialist party, commonly called the Democrats, an opportunity to pull away from a party that has moved further left to a socialist style government on everything from immigration to reparations. Our 200-year history is the prop they are attempting to use to obtain something for nothing and to force others to live under the rules that they demand. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Is China’s Laser Rifle for Real?

Laser guns allegedly from the Chengdu Hengan Police Equipment Manufacturing Company
Laser guns allegedly from the Chengdu Hengan Police Equipment Manufacturing Company(Credit: South China Morning Post)

China says that it has developed a laser rifle that can “carbonize” human flesh at a range of 800 m (2,625 ft), yet weighs only 3 kg (6.6 lb). In a report in the South China Morning Post, Chinese researchers say that the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is a fully portable “non-lethal” weapon that can burn hair, skin and signs, and even penetrate and set fire to fuel tanks. read more

A Constitutionalist’s Take on Supreme Court Nominee

from Conservative Review:

Putting Kavanaugh in perspective: The positives and the concerns

Who would have thought that in 2012 we’d nominate the godfather of Obamacare to run against Obama in the presidential election? Probably the same person who would have predicted Trump would nominate the man who crafted the foundation of Roberts’ “Obamacare is a tax” premise on the lower court. Yet here we are, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as the next Supreme Court nominee. He’s undoubtedly much better than the man he is replacing, but he’s unlikely to be the Clarence Thomas we need at this juncture.

Kavanaugh was always considered the front-runner from day one by the D.C. legal elites. Mike Lee was never seriously considered. I’m all for moving Kennedy’s seat to the right, but if the legal elites in the Republican Party will do nothing to fight judicial supremacy other than “appoint good judges,” shouldn’t we find the best? read more

LGBTQ Rights are more Special than Yours

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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What has been the clarion cry of the left? Of course it’s been one of disenfranchisement. They are the oppressed – the bullied – the back-of-the-bus riders.

And for years we on the right have heard that various left-leaning groups just want to be treated as equals – but that Jim Crow conservatives (that’s all conservatives, by the way) are holding these factions down.

We right-wingers have always been confused by this. We are the true, live and let live Americans. We are the ones who espouse equal rights for all, special rights for none.

But that has never been good enough for the left, particularly today, as they become increasingly radicalized. The left doesn’t want equal rights. They do in fact demand special rights for every new subset of the left.

Women and “people of color” did receive the equal rights they deserved. Yet it didn’t stop there. It never does with the left. Women now receive guilt-ridden special rights by virtue of Title IX carve-outs. People of color received affirmative action carve-outs. Both are special rights, afforded to no other groups. Hardly the equal rights that their forefathers and mothers so reasonably demanded. read more

AI is Key to Self-Driving Car

UK startup Wayve believes trial-and-error machine learning, much like the way humans learn, is the key...
UK startup Wayve believes trial-and-error machine learning, much like the way humans learn, is the key to autonomous cars(Credit: Wayve)

A pair of artificial intelligence Ph.Ds from Cambridge University are going all-in on machine learning as the foundation of autonomous cars. Their company, Wayve, has just released video of a kitted-out Renault Twizy teaching itself to follow a lane from scratch, over the course of about 20 minutes.

Wayve’s Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there’s been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem. read more