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Week of April 2, 2017 News 

Week of April 2, 2017

Is The FBI’s James Comey An Idiot? And Is Our Government Led By Idiots? Ben Domenech, The Federalist

The Washington Post Lies – The Journalistic Integrity Of America’s Former Top Newspapers Continues To Disintegrate, Sean Davis, The Federalist

Where in the World is Barack Obama? Ed Klein, Townhall

The End Of Europe, Mark Hemingway, The Federalist

Mass Murderer Lives Free: Is Jordan Really Neutral?, Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News

What Do Jihadists Want? A Global Caliphate, Daniel Pipes, Breaking Israel News

In The Philippines ‘The Punisher’ Takes A Beating, Stratfor
 

Editor’s Choice


Which Currency Could Replace The Dollar? Stratfor; Also see, Not Much Stands In The Dollar’s Way, Stratfor

Common Sense Commentary: For a more complete analysis of where the dollar stands as the global reserve currency, see Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise 

Why I Left The Freedom Caucus And Trump’s Health Care Bill Should Have Passed, Congressman Ted Poe, Townhall

The Unmasking: A Summation, Guy Benson, Townhall

China And The US As Leaders Meet This Week: Understanding The Issues, George Friedman/Shapiro, This Week In Geopolitics; This article features this Chart: Dispelling the Myth of China’s Leverage Over the US

Never Heard Of Gosnell, the Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time? You Must Be Watching A Network Other Than Fox News, Brent Bozell, Townhall; Also see here, The American Serial Killer The Media Won’t Talk About, The Federalist StaffDispelling The Myth Of China’s Leverage Over The US

The New Face of American Unemployment, By Jeanna Smialek and Patricia Laya, Bloomberg

The High Cost of A Home Is Turning Millennials Into the New Serfs, Joel Kotkin, newgeography

Quote: “According to Zillow, for workers between 22 and 34, rent costs now claim upward of 45 percent of income in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Miami, compared to less than 30 percent of income in metropolitan areas like Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.”


Trump’s 100 Day Contract To Make America Great Again
 

Israel

Celebrating Golda Meir: First Woman Head Of State in Middle East, Facebook/Israel Project
 

Comic Videos


Olly The Hilarious Jack Russell Terrier, You Tube

 

Short Videos


What We’re Up Against: Muslims Take Over A British Town, Facebook/Milo

What Trump Is Up Against: Fake News From the BBC And Sebastian Gorka Responds, Facebook

A Doctor Changed Her View On Giving Abortions – Here’s Why, You Tube

 

Videos/Podcasts

Full Measure: How Dangerous Is North Korea? Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson

Common Sense Commentary: Good information in spite of containing some liberal spin, like ‘that’s the problem with foreign policy by tweets – everything is open to interpretation.’ That’s a problem?! CS wants US enemies to be as confused as possible about what we actually might do. As is said, North Korea is “Don Corleone with nuclear weapons.” North Korea has to be dealt with “very soon.”

A Conversation With A Former Abortionist, You Tube/Live Action

 

Common Sense Interpretation


Briefs

Trump: Made In The USA, Mike Huckabee

#1 Commodity Of California Liberals? Arrogance, Mike Huckabee

A Conservative Plea For The NEA, Mike Huckabee

The Future Belongs To Those Who Have Kids, Mike Huckabee

Iranian vs. American Tanks: No, Stop Laughing, This Is Real, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

We Know Surveillance Happened, Mike Huckabee

Judge Gorsach Day 1/Gorsach Delay, Mike Huckabee

Articles

Our Miserable 21st Century, Nicholas N. Eberstadt, Commentary

Finance Is A Bridge To Our Future Selves: Brazil As A Case Study, Mark A. Calabria, Cato Institute; Quote: “Poor countries, contrary to popular myth, do not suffer any lack of financial regulation. On the contrary, they tend to have extensive regulatory structures consisting of numerous restrictions, particularly on credit terms…While the economics might seem obvious, what might be surprising is the positive association between freer financial markets and both democracy and personal freedoms.” CS Commentary: As R.E. McMaster postulated, “Economics = Government + Religion.”

Understanding The Fight To Confirm The Next Supreme Court Justice, Bob Eschliman, Charisma

2017 Annual Forecast, Stratfor

The Trump Way: How His Strategy Neutralizes Russia, Iran, and the PLO – and Helps Israel, Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News; Also see, The Moral Supremacy of Marco Rubio and Others relative to Putin, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

 

More Common Sense


ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; Trump’s First War? Conflict With North Korea Looms, Michael Snyder, Charisma

Culture: INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard 2016: Guess Who Is #1? INRIX

Common Sense Commentary: This study is primarily developed countries. The worst cities in the world for traffic change according to the originator of the study. CS hasn’t been to all of the major cities of the world, but if you add developing nations/cities to the mix Manila has to be up there in the top ten worst cities in the world for traffic. For instance, see here ; Also see here 

Why Are Millennials Having So Much Less Sex Than Their Grandparents Did? Joy Pullman, The Federalist

Health/Fitness: The Best Foods To Eat On A Ketogenic Diet, David Jockers; Caffeine, Focus, And Productivity, Dr. Axe

Money: A Quiet Giant Of Investing Weighs In On Trump, Andrew Ross Sorkin, allenwhite/NY Times

Sports: Falcon’s Rematch With Patriots In Easier 2017 Schedule, sbnation

Music: Explaining Katy Perry, Leonardo Blair, Christian Post; You’ve Been Tuning Your Guitar Wrong – Let James Taylor Teach You, Facebook

Movies: When Every Day Is Groundhog Day: The Writer’s Life And The Screenplay For One of The Best Comedies Ever, S.I. Rosenbaum, Vulture; Hollywood’s Self-Inflicted Wounds, Joel Kotkin, OC Register

TV: ‘Bloodline’ On Netflix Exposes The Tortures of Family Secrets, Seaborn Hall, The Federalist, Note: Season 3 of Bloodline is set to return on Netflix sometime in 2017, though a release date has not been announced.

Books: The Cartel, Don Winslow

Common Sense Commentary: On everyone’s bestseller or best read list for the last year, this highly researched and factual, but fictional and entertaining, tale illuminates the mess that is beyond the US Southern border and how the disintegration of our own culture ties us to it. Another can’t put down, must-read.

Quotes of the Month:

“To predict the future, one must understand the past.” – George Friedman/Jacob L. Shapiro

“The first step toward understanding what is possible in the future is to understand what was impossible in the past.” – George Friedman/Jacob L. Shapiro

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