USA Happiness Falls in Latest Report: Finland and Nordics Lead the World


Published on Mar 22, 2019

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The latest World Happiness Report shows Finland and four other Nordics lead the world in happiness, while the USA falls from 14th to 19th. Is this just a byproduct of capitalism and vigorous immigration, or a curable condition caused by too much government and politics? Bill Whittle Now is production of the Members at http://BillWhittle.com

3-in-5 Millennials Can’t Sleep, Stressed Over Smartphone Anxiety


Published on Mar 22, 2019

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Roughly 3-in-5 millennials can’t sleep because they’re stressed out over their smartphones. Student loans, paying bills and job security ranked much lower on the list. Stephen Green, Scott Ott and Bill Whittle take the measure of Millennial stress from smartphones and helicopter parents. Right Angle is a production of the Members at http://BillWhittle.com

Geezer Candidate Cage Match: Are Biden, Sanders, Trump & Warren Too Old?


Published on Mar 21, 2019

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With at least four leading presidential hopefuls over age 70 — Biden, Sanders, Warren and Trump — the 2020 presidential race shapes up as a geezer candidate cage match. Does that mean an abundance of wisdom? Bill Whittle Now is a production of the Members at http://BillWhittle.com

Sketchy Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Mailing “pipe bombs”…


Everything about last year’s headline story just two-weeks before the mid-term election was weird; including the refusal of the FBI to state what ‘specifically’ was the material suspect Cesar Sayoc was accused of using to create his Acme looking pipe bombs.

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You might remember: FBI Director Christopher Wray outlined during his remarks that the devices consisted of PVC pipe, clocks, batteries, wiring and “energetic material that can become combustible when subjected to heat or friction”.

The FBI director went out of his way to state: “these were not hoax devices.”  The DOJ then moved to seal all court filings and the case against the nut continued behind the curtain of ‘national security’.  Suspect Cesar Sayoc was scheduled to go on trial this summer on charges relating to the pipe bombs.  However, today he entered a guilty plea before a federal judge in New York.

(Via Washington Post) Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man accused of mailing explosive devices to more than a dozen politicians and media figures who have been critical of President Trump, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court.

Sayoc, 57, was arrested and charged in October after a series of possible explosive devices were sent to former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and the news network CNN, among others. Officials said he sent a total of 16 devices to 13 people across the country.

On Thursday, he appeared in a Manhattan court room and read from a brief written statement in a quiet, raspy voice. Sayoc acknowledging that he created the devices and sent them in the mail.

“I knew these actions were wrong. I’m extremely sorry,” Sayoc said. He briefly lost his composure at one point while speaking, prompting his attorneys to rub his back.

Responding to a question from U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, Sayoc said: “I was aware of the risk that they would explode.”

Sayoc’s guilty plea had been anticipated since his court docket showed last week that a pretrial conference scheduled for Thursday had been changed to a “plea” hearing. He had previously pleaded not guilty. (read more)

 

Thoroughly-Modern Bernie: Sanders Campaign Hires Women…in 2019!


Published on Mar 21, 2019

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Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign crowed this week about hiring women for 10 of 15 newly-announced staff positions. You recall that presidential candidate Mitt Romney got roasted in the Left-wing media when he said his staff had received “binders full of women” as candidates to staff the executive office when he was governor in Massachusetts. Why would Democrats even need to brag about this in 2019? Shouldn’t they have been doing this since they aligned with feminists in the 1970s? Right Angle is a production of the Members at http://BillWhittle.com

 

How All-Powerful Captain Marvel Disempowers Women for Feminism


Published on Mar 21, 2019

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An all-powerful female character, Captain Marvel, actually disempowers women when the writers were hoping to strike a blow for feminism. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green, explore the importance of weakness and struggle in the hero’s journey. Having a “Mary Sue” character — like Capt. Marvel or Rey in Star Wars — provides precisely the wrong inspiration for young women. Right Angle is a production of the Members at http://BillWhittle.com

 

The $20 Gold Coins Walmart Refused to Accept as $20


As time passes, the newer generations lack any understanding of gold standards or even the events of 1971. There are many people who judge the future of gold based upon their belief that it is money. However, like religion, human society is fragmented and certainly neither of one faith nor one political party. While there are YouTube videos showing people preferred a chocolate bar to a bar of silver, it always comes down to what we believe. The younger generations do not even remember silver coins no less the role of gold. This is producing some interesting events.

A woman took a handful of $20 gold coins to pay for groceries at Walmart. They would not accept them, even at $20. She was told to take them to a bank to exchange them for real money. She did and the teller gave her the face value. The incident sparked a hunt for the woman since a $20 gold coin was worth about $1,000 instead of $20. Here we have a woman who had no idea that the gold coins were worth more, a Walmart clerk who refused to accept them for $20, and a bank teller who at least gave her $20 each. A very interesting problem which would have been much worse if it involved bullion bars.

Devin Nunes Explains His $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter…


HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Sean Hannity to discuss the lawsuit he filed today against Twitter and some users.

Representative Devin Nunes Files Major Lawsuit Against Twitter for ‘Smears’ and ‘Shadowbans’…


House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter as a media platform curator.

(Via Fox News) California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.

In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes charged that Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he probed alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”

The lawsuit alleges defamation, conspiracy, and negligence, and seeks not only damages, but also an injunction compelling Twitter to turn over the identities behind numerous accounts he says have harassed and defamed him. The lawsuit is separate from Nunes’ work on the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.  (read more)

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Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative ‘shadow bans,’ smears

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Goofy, Albeit Predictable, Decision: Fox News Hires Donna “Debate-Gate” Brazile…


Obviously there are Fox viewers looking at the Fox News decision to hire Donna Brazile and shaking their heads.

It is, factually, a pretty stupid decision; and diminishes the integrity of all other Fox News contributors and analysts.

Following the 2016 primary election, Donna Brazile was exposed as leaking CNN Townhall questions in advance to her friends on the Clinton campaign.  Ms. Brazile did this twice, at two different events.  Ms. Brazile initially lied about it and tried to cover her tracks until the evidence was overwhelming. Wikileaks released the email proof.

Ms. Brazile’s integrity and credibility was shredded and even the far-left ideologues at CNN HQ were forced to fire her.  In short, she’s a liar, a proven manipulator and an unapologetic fraud.  Yes, this cloud has now transferred over the head of all Fox media voices, pundits and contributors; including Sara Carter and Dan Bongino, who will be contractually obligated to defend her or lose their paychecks.

“I’m delighted to be joining Fox News. I know I’m going to get criticized from my friends in the progressive movement for being on Fox News. My response is that, if we’ve learned anything from the 2016 election, it is that we can’t have a country where we don’t talk to those who disagree with our political views.”  ~ Donna Brazile

So, why did Fox News hire Donna Brazile?

Well, first we must remember that our reference point of Fox News (cable TV) as a conservative media outlet, and the subsequent brand image, is not based on actions by the owner or CEO Rupert Murdoch.

It was Fox President Roger Ailes who created Fox News from the ground up, and what most Americans reference as the Fox Media brand outlook was actually created by Mr. Ailes (the deceased Roger Ailes left a few years ago).

The preferred brand image of Rupert Murdoch is Sky News, and that shift has been taking place for the past few years.   Fox is morphing from the conservative brand of Roger Ailes, to the preferred globalist Sky News brand of Murdoch.  Once we accept that central shift, then the hiring of Donna Brazile makes sense.

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his sons are in charge of a media network they did not create and were not ideologically aligned toward when Roger Ailes left.  So the shift to a brand they can relate to, the global Sky News approach, is what we are witnessing.   It’s really not more complex than that.

Do Murdoch and Sons realize they are destroying the network.  Yes, and no.  Yes, they know they are dropping market share and viewership, but no they really don’t have any choice; and likely they don’t care.  The Murdoch clan do not know what makes a conservative product appealing to conservatives; they only know what they want in theirbrand…

…And their brand is what we are getting.

 

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Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN prior to their ratings collapse? In any event, that’s where they should be working, along with their lowest rated anchor, Shepard Smith!

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