Republican Party presidential debates, 2016

The 2016 Republican presidential debates will occur among candidates for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination for the national election of 2016.

August 6, 2015 – Cleveland, Ohio
September 16, 2015 – Simi Valley, California
October 28, 2015 – Boulder, Colorado
November 10, 2015 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 3, 2015 – Washington, D.C.
December 15, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada
January 14, 2016 – North Charleston, South Carolina
January 28, 2016 – Des Moines, Iowa
February 6, 2016 – Goffstown, New Hampshire
February 13, 2016 – Greenville, South Carolina
February 25, 2016 – Houston, Texas
March 3, 2016 – Detroit, Michigan
March 10, 2016 – Miami, Florida

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_presidential_debates,_2016

This entire system is rigged against your prosperity

–SNIP– Freedom also means being able to make mistakes… to take risks… and either suffer the consequences of bad decisions or enjoy the rewards of good ones.

This has been a huge part of Hong Kong’s success. And it used to be part of America’s as well.

This isn’t rocket science. The Universal Law of Prosperity is very clear– in order to build wealth you have to produce more than you consume.

But the more rules, regulations, and taxes there are, the more difficult it is to produce.

This is precisely the economic problem in the Land of the Free today.

They’ve created a political system that churns out…

Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com

The End Of Paternity

Picture. (In the not so distant future.)

I am a professional young man in his 20’s. I just met this girl and she is quite attractive. We meet to have a few drinks. One thing leads to another and, well, you know. We talk a few times after that but it just doesn’t seem to be working, so I don’t call her back anymore.

A few weeks later she calls me at work and says we need to talk. “What for?”

“Just meet me.”

I met her at Starbucks’s after work and she looks like she might have been crying. After an awkward hug and a kiss, we sit down with our drinks and then blammo…

“I am pregnant.”

I paused for a moment and then said, “Ok. Why tell me?”

–SNIP– “It’s not a healthcare problem, it’s not a disease, it’s a baby!”

Read more at Creative Minority Report

The FBI’s Hillary probe closes in on a political crisis

The FBI probe of Hillary Clinton took a major step forward this week with news that the guy who ran her illicit home-brew email has been granted immunity.

Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano had invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify or cooperate with investigators.

A tech with the 2008 Clinton campaign, he got hired for related duties when she took over at State — then won the nearly $140,000-a-year side job of setting up and maintaining her private email system.

Former top-notch federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy says the grant of immunity strongly suggests that either a grand jury has already been empaneled to consider charges in this case — or that the feds expect to empanel one soon.

Read more by NY Post Editorial Board

When is the indictment?

Gov. Walker Signs Zero-Based Budgeting Into Law

Gov. Scott Walker has signed Senate Bill 407 into law, making it 2015 Wisconsin Act 201. Starting with next year’s budget, each agency will have to submit one budget request which assumes a 5 percent reduction in their budget, and one request which assumes the budget stays at its current level.

Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), co-authors of the bill, thanked the governor and reiterated their argument that the legislation will improve the process of budget-making by allowing agencies to address their own spending.

Read more at MacIver News Service

The new mind control

The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do

–SNIP– We are living in a world in which a handful of high-tech companies, sometimes working hand-in-hand with governments, are not only monitoring much of our activity, but are also invisibly controlling more and more of what we think, feel, do and say. The technology that now surrounds us is not just a harmless toy; it has also made possible undetectable and untraceable manipulations of entire populations – manipulations that have no precedent in human history and that are currently well beyond the scope of existing regulations and laws. The new hidden persuaders are bigger, bolder and badder than anything Vance Packard ever envisioned. If we choose to ignore this, we do so at our peril.

Read more by Robert Epstein at Aeon.co

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Spring Election, Tue. April 5, 2016

Fall Partisan Primary, Tue. August 9, 2016
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