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Democrats Want No More Private Insurance

from the Washington Free Beacon:

Over 100 House Dems Support Banning Private Health Insurance Plans

A radical new health care proposal that, if implemented, would ban private insurance coverage has garnered the endorsement of more than 100 members of the House Democratic conference—nearly half of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (Calif.) 235-seat majority. read more

$1500 Tiny House

As you'd probably guess, the $1,500 cost doesn't include the purchase of any land and Greenfield...
As you’d probably guess, the $1,500 cost doesn’t include the purchase of any land and Greenfield has his tiny house installed in someone else’s garden in Orlando(Credit: Rob Greenfield)

Adventurer, environmental activist and “Dude Making a Difference” Rob Greenfield is also involved in the tiny house movement but feels that the rise in luxury models is missing the point. In a bid to prove that small living can be done on a modest budget, he recently built a tiny house for under US$1,500 in Florida using mostly recycled materials. read more

The Left’s New Definition of a Phobia

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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What is a phobia? A phobia is an unnatural and irrational fear of something, someone, or situation.

We all know terms like Arachnophobia. It’s the fear of arachnids, like spiders or scorpions. The fear of heights is suffered by millions. It is Acrophobia. Claustrophobia is the fear of confined spaces, again, afflicting millions.

These are considered real fears and should be taken seriously. Sufferers of these phobias can have severe and extreme reactions when facing them. It can cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks and much worse. Those who don’t suffer from these afflictions may belittle them as nonsense, but they are quite real to those who they affect.

However, over the past decades, many other phobias have cropped up that are utter nonsense. And worse, they are assigned by their inventors, the suffix “phobia,” without meeting the criteria. read more

Rare Semi-Identical Twins Identified

Semi-identical twins born in Australia mark only the second known case in the world
Semi-identical twins born in Australia mark only the second known case in the world(Credit:adrenalina/Depositphotos)

Generally, there are two types of twins in humans – identical and fraternal. But now, researchers have announced that twins born in Queensland, Australia, have been found to belong to an extremely rare in-between type known as “semi-identical” twins. This is only the second known case in the world, and the first time it has been identified during pregnancy using genetic testing. read more

CAL COOLIDGE’S CRITICAL MESSAGE TO US

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Calvin Coolidge

Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review encapsulated equality and our natural individual rights as Americans quite ingeniously – representing our rights by use of a bell curve metaphor.

Horowitz cited the great President Calvin Coolidge’s July 4, 1926, address honoring the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. I would invite and encourage everyone to make the time to read the transcript of Coolidge’s speech. It is brilliant, educational and enlightening.

Coolidge said: “About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern.” read more

You Can’t Agree to Disagree with a Leftist

We’ve all the term, when at an impasse during a discussion, one turns to another and says: “Well then , I guess we must respectfully agree to disagree.” This respectful disagreement can happen when the people involved are both reasonable and have shared goals.

But as Owen Benjamin at Prager University explains, this new strain of radical leftists have no shared goals with the rest of us reasonable Americans. Therefore, it’s impossible to respectfully agree to disagree.

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Podcast – Al Qaeda is on the Rise Again

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

What a shocker – not that they ever really went anywhere, but Al Qaeda is on the rise again, to once again be the dominate terror network it once was. And Osama bin Laden’s youngest son, Hamza bin Laden, has been groomed for years to take over as leader of the terror network. Hamza has vowed revenge for the death of his father.

Again, what a shocker. Just like the script of some action movie.

Over the past several years al Qaeda had been little discussed and appeared to shrink from the public eye. Yet they were smart about rebuilding after the death of their leader at the hands of our Tier One Naval Special Operators in 2011. Or maybe they just got lucky that ISIS formed when they did, and filled the void they temporarily left behind.

While all eyes, guns, and press attention were trained on ISIS, al Qaeda was able to regroup and rebuild outside the spotlight.
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Still Have ObamaCare – Thank the CBO

from IBD:

Revealed: How The CBO Saved ObamaCare With Bogus Forecasts

How do you enact a massive new program, and then keep it from being repealed after it fails? It’s simple. Just pull the numbers out of thin air. That’s basically what happened with ObamaCare.

3-D Printer Sound System

The Ionic Sound System is made up of an active subwoofer and two passive speakers, all...
The Ionic Sound System is made up of an active subwoofer and two passive speakers, all encased in enclosures 3D-printed from sand(Credit: Deeptime)

Most speaker enclosures are made from wood, though that’s not the only material being utilized by audio hardware makers – we’ve seen speakers made from concrete, for example, and the many portable wireless speakers available are most likely housed in plastic. Which makes the Ionic Sound System from the Czech Republic’s Deeptime something of a novelty, as the nature-inspired speakers and subwoofer are encased in a 3D-printed sand outer skin. read more

Is This the Swan Song of the Electoral College?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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For years, if not decades, the left has been attempting to rid the presidential election of the scourge of the Electoral College.

But despite their best efforts thus far, they’ve been unable to find a “loop hole” to exploit. It’s that darn Constitution’s fault. If we could just rewrite that, we’d be all set.

It’s just not fair, they say, that Hillary Clinton and Al Gore both won the popular vote, the vote of the people, the very underpinning of our democracy (which we are not), but were denied the presidency due to this arcane method of selection developed by a bunch of dead white racists some 250 years ago.

However, one progressive State may finally have found a long-dreamt-of solution? I guess time, and unfortunately the courts, will tell. I say unfortunately, because no matter how cut-and-dry a case may seem, the various brain-trusts in the courts could decide otherwise. Hello – ObamaCare. read more