The Search Is On for Argentina’s Lost Submarine

This undated photo provided by the Argentina Navy shows an ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina’s Navy said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has lost contact with its ARA San Juan submarine off the country’s southern coast. (Argentina Navy via AP )

 

On Wednesday, the Argentine Navy lost contact with one of its submarines.

The ARA San Juan is a diesel-electric attack built in Emden, Germany in 1982. It had been on a routine patrol from the Ushuaia naval base to the Mar del Plata base. Several nations are now involved in search operations. The US contribution, a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft remained the best hope of finding that ship and its 44 crew members, and seven short satellite phone pulses from the ARA San Juan on Saturday give hope that a rescue may be effected.

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If the San Juan can be found and some or all of the crew are still alive, there is a very good chance that a rescue can be made. Both UK and US submarine rescue assets have been put on alert.
 

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Despite What the Liberal Media Says, Not Going to College Doesn’t Make You a Dumb Conservative

The media seems obsessed with discussing how many voters in any given precinct have a college degree, especially if those voters vote Republican. In every article I read, or news story I watch, pundits and politicos champion the chances of Democrats in congressional districts where there are high numbers of college degrees, and write-off as Republican the districts where not as many people walked across the stage to pick-up their bachelors degree diploma. The implication is pretty clear: if you are college educated you are smart, sophisticated, and definitely a Democrat. If you didn’t go to college, in their mind, you’re a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal who doesn’t know any better than to vote Republican. This narrative has been used in-force in the aftermath of the Virginia elections earlier this month, and its horribly unfair.

As a man who grew-up in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, this “logic” offends me. I am the first member of my immediate family to go to college, the first to attend graduate school, and I know plenty of people from where I am from who are brilliant without a bachelors degree. My own father never went to college, nor did my mother, yet they have built a thriving business that provides great jobs to a good number of people. I know people from my hometown who run construction companies, manufacturing plants, and sell real estate who have never sat in a traditional college classroom. Many of these folks make more money than most of the college-educated writers at the Washington Post who deride them as dummies.

Liberals love to tout that people with four year college degrees are more likely to vote Democrat, which fills them with a sense of self-pride. This sentiment, however, is misleading for several reasons. First, there are millions of American voters, myself included, who are college educated and are still conservative. Additionally, not having a college degree does not make someone automatically less intelligent; I know plenty of people who went to college who don’t have the good sense to get out of the rain. The only correlation between college degrees and Democrat voters may be that most colleges indoctrinate their students with liberal orthodoxy in a decidedly secular-progressive atmosphere.

I am by no means against higher education; I encourage people to pursue higher education and / or skills training to build a better life for themselves and their families. I do not, however, appreciate the liberal tendency to use educational statistics to berate the intelligence of their political opponents. Further, I believe that the fact that bachelors degree holders are more likely to vote Democrat than Republican should serve as a rallying cry for conservatives to reengage in education policy at every level.

Lincoln was right, the philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next. This warning extends to higher education, and the culture of our country hangs in the balance. We need more voters, regardless of whether they went to college or not, to vote for conservative, constitutional principles to secure the future for all Americans.

 

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Molesters of a Feather? Russell Simmons Makes an OUTRAGEOUS Request of Terry Crews

No, seriously. Why should he give the guy a “pass”?

When the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October, actor Terry Crews (President Camacho, of “Idiocracy” fame) revealed that he, too, had been molested by a Hollywood executive last year.

I know that sounds wacky, but Crews insists it happened. He also recently revealed a name: Adam Venit.

Venit is an agent with WME (William Morris Endeavor – a talent agency).

Crews went on to actually file a complaint with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Crews’ exact claim was that Venit approached him, then groped his crotch at a party.

I suppose it’s different when women say they’ve been molested or otherwise sexually harassed, because instead of support, Crews is being told to pipe down.

Specifically, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons is chiming in, and Crews took to Twitter to put him on blast, by posting a screenshot of what Simmons messaged him.

A pass. When did you get so zen, Simmons?

And why should he get a pass? Because Crews is a man, he should suck it up and take it?

Guess what? He doesn’t have to. It’s up to him. He knows his comfort level, and if he feels this was a violation (it was), then he has the right to expect that he’s not property or an object that can be disrespected in such a way.

Everybody has that right.

And what is Simmons’ stake in this, anyway? Is Venit his agent?

Get another one. Preferably one that doesn’t molest.

Simmons has his own scandal to keep up with, as it is.

He has been accused of sexual misconduct against a 17-year old model, Keri Claussen Khalighi in 1991, an act that happened in cahoots with disgraced movie producer Brett Ratner. Simmons, of course, claims it was completely consensual, but this was a 17-year old girl and he was twice her age, at the time.

So, seriously, is it just some kind of club where these predators stick together? Is that why he’s asking Crews to give Venit a break?

Unbelievable and sick.

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