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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today’s Nullification Crisis | City Journal

Do these pro-illegal-immigrationists really want to follow the nullification movement of the 1830s, when South Carolina toyed with the idea that it could reject a tariff passed by Congress, because it weighed so heavily on that state’s economy?

via www.city-journal.org

I'm sure they think the Civil War is something that happened in the 1960s.

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The brutal "hunger strike" by Yale graduate students - Hot Air Hot Air

These students need to be careful. While hunger strikes have been used in the past by many people seeking to draw attention to their cause and gain some leverage, the effects on the human body can be brutal. Live Science reports that prolonged periods without food can result in severe neurological problems, including cognitive impairment, vision loss and lack of motor skills.

Oh, wait… The Yale students have found a way around these problems. This is a hunger strike where you get to eat if you get too hungry. (Fox News)

via hotair.com

I could use this sort of hunger strike. But then I get so damn hungry.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber c - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Security video captures her pulling out a gun in at Allstate Barber College on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland on April 14. Police say she threatens the barbers for taking too long to cut her son's hair.

via www.wistv.com

Student barbers always take forever.

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Dow’s rally from election to Trump’s first 100 days is a postwar record - MarketWatch

As President Donald Trump hits his 100th day in office Saturday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has booked the best performance in the postwar era under a first-term president when measured from Election Day through the 100th day in office, according to Dow Jones data.

via www.marketwatch.com

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Marcus: At a certain point, hasn't Obama made enough money? - Hot Air Hot Air

Maybe this is Obama occupying Wall Street in a different way, eh? His decision to cash in certainly doesn’t represent a “challenge to the existing arrangements”; it’s an embrace of them and the “excesses of Wall Street,” which these extraordinary speaking fees epitomize. It reveals the cynical nature of Obama’s use of progressive activists in 2011-12 to demonize Romney for his wealth. It was pure political contrivance, and one reason why Democrats like Elizabeth Warren are speaking out now is because Obama has merely made it obvious.

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No one should be surprised.

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Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes | The Independent

Freelance journalist Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks, a reporter for Russian news outlet Sputnik, posed for a picture behind the podium in the White House briefing room. In the photo, they are making a hand sign that can be used to signify “white power.”

via www.independent.co.uk

Isn't it also the hand sign for "ok"?

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EPA begins scrubbing Obama's climate legacy from website amid protests

"We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we're protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law," said J.P. Freire, the agency's public affairs associate administrator.

via www.washingtonexaminer.com

Does anybody read these things?

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A Prediction Market for Climate Outcomes by Shi-Ling Hsu :: SSRN

This article proposes a way of introducing some organization and tractability in climate science, generating more widely credible evaluations of climate science, and imposing some discipline on the processing and interpretation of climate information.

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Big Bird and Balanced Budgets | Scragged

We're spending four times as much money fighting poverty as would be needed to give all the "poor" people enough to lift them out of poverty.  Instead of helping the poor, the extra money supports armies of bureaucrats, lobbyists, and well-connected suppliers.  In spite of all this, the media report that we have more poor people than ever.  

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Something that can't go on, won't. But we can waste a lot of money in the meantime.

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America’s Most Anti-Reform Institution? The Media - WSJ

As team Trump digs into taxing, spending and health-care reform, it’s learning a vital lesson of Washington. Once a government benefit is given, it can never be taken away. If young people have been overcharged by ObamaCare so middle-aged people can be undercharged, then the solution is to undercharge young people too. The taxpayer—usually visualized as a hedge fund manager—can always pay more.

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I love Holman Jenkins. I would marry him, except that I'm already married, and he's a middle-aged man, as cis-normal monogamous and heteronormative as that may be.

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