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  • Donald Trump’s Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • Donald Trump’s Donations to Democrats

    08/15/2015 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | Zachary Newkirk
    However, of the nearly $420,000 Trump has donated to committees, the largest recipient has been the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $116,000 — or more than one fourth of his total contributions to all party and political action committees. February 2011: REPUBLICAN DONALD TRUMP’S PAST AND CURRENT GENEROSITY TO DEMOCRATS: Billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump’s recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference excited a number of Republicans, many of whom applauded his statement that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has “zero chance” of winning. It also fueled speculation that the mogul would run for president. Cries of “you’re hired!”...
  • Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research

    08/13/2015 8:29:11 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/15 | David Weigel
    Ben Carson defended the use of fetal tissue for medical research Thursday, after a blog published excerpts of a 1992 paper describing work the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate carried out using aborted fetuses. In an interview with the Washington Post, Carson called the revelation "desperate," and ignorant of the way medical research was carried out. "You have to look at the intent," Carson said before beginning a campaign swing through New Hampshire. "To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead...
  • Ben Carson Once Did Fetal Tissue Research (here come the Carson attacks)

    08/13/2015 6:46:02 AM PDT · by LS · 100 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Virginia Hughes
    In a 1992 study, Carson and his colleagues from Johns Hopkins used fetal tissue to better understand how the human brain develops. But in the wake of the Planned Parenthood videos, the presidential candidate has called fetal tissue research “disturbing.” Ben Carson, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, previously did research using human fetal tissue. In the wake of the hidden-camera videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors discussing how to provide aborted fetuses to scientific researchers, Carson has told Fox News that the benefits of this research have been “overpromised” and “under-delivered.” Late on Wednesday, an OB/GYN and science...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

    08/13/2015 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 122 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/13/2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on. Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I won’t bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors...
  • Secret Koch Memo Outlines Plans for 2016 (Only One Candidate Shown in Video)

    08/07/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/7/2015 | Wochit
    <p>The Koch brothers’ political machine is expanding into new states and recruiting new donors as it seeks to shape the Republican Party — and its presidential field — headed into 2016, according to interviews with multiple sources, as well as confidential donor briefing documents obtained by POLITICO. The documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system, and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the country in preparation for get-out-the-vote efforts that are unprecedented from a third-party group.</p>
  • Speech on Khamenei Website: Hillary Clinton ‘Confessed’ That US Created ISIS

    08/02/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 2, 2015 | 8:31 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech last month repeated his periodic claim of a U.S. hand behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the posted text alluded to a year-old conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton had admitted as much in her memoir. “Some Americans have confessed in their own memoirs [including Hillary Clinton’s memoirs] that they have played a role in creating, developing and establishing DAESH and today too, they are supporting them,” Khamenei told an Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) gathering of government officials and Islamic ambassadors on July 18,...
  • Staged ISIS Execution Video Leaked By Hackers

    07/13/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    A group of Russian hackers called Cyber Berkut have released a video showing a staged ISIS beheading, hacked from an electronic device from one of the staff of U.S. Senator John McCain. The fake ISIS execution appears to take place inside a film studio and shows a ‘prisoner’ (played by an actor) going through the motions of being ‘executed’ in front of several video cameras. Another actor is dressed as an ISIS executioner who puts a knife to the throat of the prisoner and goes through the motions of cutting him.Recall that since August 2014, the terrorists of the Islamic...
  • Minorities account for ever-larger share of U.S. population, but not in Charleston

    07/05/2015 5:35:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Slade
    Bucking a nationwide trend, the tri-county Charleston metro area’s population was just as white in 2014 as it was in 2000, according to recently-released estimates. Non-Hispanic white residents accounted for 64 percent of the population in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties last year, as was the case 14 years earlier.
  • Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

    07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/2/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public...
  • Artist Defends Using Iconic Patriotic Image to Make Gay Rights Statement

    07/02/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kristine Marsh
    An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has caused an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945. The Washington Post decided to highlight the controversy July 1 and let the artist defend himself. Freeman told the Post that the image originally for a cover of the gay magazine, Frontiers, was taken over ten years ago. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, someone...
  • China Makes It Official, Launches The Bank That Humiliated Washington

    06/30/2015 10:22:19 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-30-15 | Tyler Durden
    In March, China was “handed a propaganda coup” (to use WSJ’s words), when the UK decided, in the face of loud protestations from Washington, to support Beijing’s efforts to launch a new development bank aimed at filling the gaps left by traditional post-war multilateral institutions such as the IMF and the ADB. The US claims it has concerns about governance and adherence to international norms around corruption and environmental protocol, but as even the most casual observers are well aware, the real concern in Washington (and in Tokyo) is that China will use the bank as an instrument of...
  • White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

    06/26/2015 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 144 replies
    The White House on Friday night is splashed with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage around the country. The light display capped a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    06/26/2015 2:09:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/15 | JIM SALTER
    <p>Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.</p> <p>The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week after a white gunman shot and killed nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.</p>
  • Can We Please, Finally, Get Rid of ‘Aunt Jemima’? [Projectile Vomit Alert]

    06/25/2015 5:25:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 6/25/15 | Riché Richardson
    Amid the current efforts to remove the Confederate flag as a symbol from state and federal buildings and to divest from its commercial circulation as a product and commodity, it is also important to remember that a host of products lining grocery store shelves to this day, including Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and Aunt Jemima Syrup, are also very much linked to Southern racism. Families, including children, still encounter Aunt Jemima on trips to the grocery store where products are marketed under this trademark by the Quaker Oats Company in the 21st century. Numerous writings have examined the development of...
  • Study: Right Wing Extremists a Bigger ‘Threat’ to US than Islamic Terrorists?

    06/24/2015 4:07:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 6/24/15 | Rick Moran
    A study by the New America Foundation shows that right wing, anti-government extremists and white supremacists are a bigger threat to the US than Islamic terrorists.Does the study really say that?Well, no. But it’s a sexy headline, don’t you think? Mediaite headline screams, “White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.”What the New America Foundation study showed was that more Americans have been killed by homegrown, non-jihadist radicals since 9/11 than were killed by Islamic jihadis. White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the US, killing more people in attacks than Muslims or any other group in the last...
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • Would the ‘#DoucheNozzle’ AP ever dare run a photo like this if it were a Democrat? Hint: Heck no!

    06/21/2015 6:43:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | witchy Staff
    <p>You don’t see any sort of problem with this photo you ran of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz? Any at all?</p>
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."
  • Don Lemon Called ‘Uncle Tom’ During Live CNN Broadcast in Charleston

    06/20/2015 7:50:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Grio ^ | June 18, 2015
    CNN’s Don Lemon is on the ground in Charleston, South Carolina, covering the horrific mass shooting that occurred last night at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. During a live CNN report today, a bystander interrupted Lemon and began shouting at him and calling him an “Uncle Tom.” “Are you angry, Don? Uncle Tom? Hello,” said an African-American woman who walked into the camera shot behind Lemon. “Are you angry, Don? Because we’re angry. Speak about the anger.” The clip from the broadcast is being blasted all over Twitter and Instagram.
  • Bill Maher Says Matt Drudge, Fox News And Conservative Media Inspired Dylann Roof [VIDEO]

    06/20/2015 1:01:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Comedian Bill Maher said conservative media — including the Drudge Report, Fox News and The Daily Caller — may have a hand in inspiring Dylann Roof to shoot up a black church in Charleston, S.C. this week. Maher was discussing the massacre with a panel on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” that included Daily Caller senior contributor Matt Lewis. “We can never know why someone snaps, but I bet you I know where he got his news,” Maher said, referring to Roof, who killed nine people in the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.
  • Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing 'faked' documents after Wikileaks release

    06/20/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Saudi Arabia on Saturday urged its citizens not to distribute "documents that might be faked" in an apparent response to WikiLeaks' publication on Friday of more than 60,000 documents it says are secret Saudi diplomatic communications. The statement, made by the Foreign Ministry on its Twitter account, did not directly deny the documents' authenticity. The released documents, which WikiLeaks said were embassy communications, emails between diplomats and reports from other state bodies, include discussions of Saudi Arabia's position regarding regional issues and efforts to influence media. Saturday's statement is the only official government response since the release, which WikiLeaks says...
  • WikiLeaks Says It's Leaking Over 500,000 Saudi Documents

    06/20/2015 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes its famous release of U.S. State Department cables in 2010. WikiLeaks said in a statement that it has already posted roughly 60,000 files. Most of them appear to be in Arabic. There was no immediate way to verify the authenticity of the documents, although WikiLeaks has a long track record of hosting large-scale leaks of government material. Many of the documents carried green letterhead marked "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" or "Ministry of Foreign Affairs." Some...
  • U.S. Senators Call For Arming Ukraine

    06/20/2015 5:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 20, 2015
    U.S. Senator John McCain has again called on the United States to send weapons to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country. At a press conference in Kyiv on June 20 with two other visiting U.S. senators, McCain (Republican-Arizona) said it would be "disgraceful and shameful" for the West not to act as Russian President Vladimir Putin, in McCain's view, sought to dismember Ukraine. McCain, one of the most vocal supporters in the U.S. Congress on arming Ukraine, said the Ukrainians had "proven they are willing to fight." Speaking alongside McCain, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Republican-Arkansas)...
  • EL-ERIAN: 10 things you should know about the crisis in Greece

    06/20/2015 4:24:10 AM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 20 June 2015 | Mohamed El-Erian
    Here is what you need to know now as Greece enters a pivotal week in its testy relationship with the Eurozone: 1. Greece’s most immediate – as in first thing Monday morning – source of danger is its banking system. To compensate for accelerated deposit flight, the European Central Bank injected additional emergency funding on Friday to allow the banks to open on Monday. With a lot more needed, the ECB will grow more hesitant to pump in new money unless the Greek government secures an agreement with its European partners and the institutions through which they operate (the European...
  • Fox's Andrew Napolitano for President?

    06/16/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/16/15 | Matthew Disler
    As Jeb Bush announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, a conservative political action committee released an open letter urging Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano to run as a third-party candidate if Bush and Hillary Clinton are their parties’ nominees. “The Democrat and Republican brands have become ‘two wings of the same bird of prey,’ as you yourself have pointed out, which is why the American People deserve an alternative choice in the coming presidential election,” reads the letter from Constitutional Rights Political Action Committee Chairman Larry Ward. The letter concludes, “Above all, we need a President...
  • The Real Reason GOP Talking Heads are Attacking Trump (great article!)

    06/18/2015 4:34:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 129 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well. This is telling. One of the striking aspects of Donald Trump’s announcement that he is running for president is the vehemence of his critics – on the conservative side. The normally even-keeled Dana Perino almost foamed on the set of Fox News’ “The Five” as she fumed about Trump’s line that he would not only build a wall that only he could build along the Mexican border but he would make the Mexicans pay for it. Over at National Review the normally astute Kevin Williamson went off not just the deep end but the very, very deep end in...
  • 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings an Effort to Start a Civil War?

    06/18/2015 10:07:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 16,2015 | Jane Walsh
    The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. A new Irish TV documentary has claimed that the purpose of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings in 1974 was to start a civil war. The bombings were carried out by Loyalists acting under orders from British Army agents the documentary revealed. The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. Three exploded in Dublin during rush hour and a fourth exploded in Monaghan almost 90 minutes later. They killed 33 civilians and a full-term unborn child, and...
  • The Fall of Al Jazeera America

    06/17/2015 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera America were undone by their own hubris. There’s a lesson there, but Qatar’s arrogant rulers aren’t likely to learn it. When Al Jazeera America was announced, the Qatari propaganda network was riding high. Once known as a dump for Al Qaeda videos, the Arab Spring had allowed the House of Thani to project its power across the region, toppling governments and replacing them with its Muslim Brotherhood allies. Qatar had been notorious for its ties to Al Qaeda, but those connections had done little for the oil-rich oligarchy. The Muslim Brotherhood however handed Egypt...
  • Al Jazeera America Sued for Bias Against Israel, Non-Arabs

    06/16/2015 6:47:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    The former head of Al Jazeera America's documentary unit announced a lawsuit against her former employer on Thursday, charging the American branch of the Qatar-based news network with a vitriolic bias against Israel, as well as discrimination against non-Arabs and women. Shannon High-Bassalik, who formerly worked with CNN, NBC and MSNBC, sued the company for discrimination after being fired in February only half way through her three-year contract, reports The Guardian. She charged the company with showing a blatant pro-Arab bias both in terms of employment and news coverage, with the most intense bias coming out against Israel. High-Bassalik said...
  • Secret Kremlin ‘Troll Farm’ Spreads Fake News About U.S.

    06/08/2015 4:57:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Bewildered in recent years by all the vitriolic hatred directed toward the U.S. from foreigners? Turns out it’s not all real. The propaganda machine of the Kremlin during Russia’s communist era, known as Pravda, has reinvented itself and is making a resurgence, this time through “Kremlin Trolls” who litter onine news sites and social media with Vladimir Putin’s agenda. Yesterday, in a huge expose, The New York Times labeled it “the biggest trolling operation in history … a highly coordinated disinformation campaign, involving dozens of fake accounts that posted hundreds of tweets for hours, targeting a list of figures precisely...
  • Russian journalist quits and apologises for taking part in 'propaganda madness'

    06/10/2015 9:42:09 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 24 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 6/10/2015 | Ukraine Toay
    Konstantin Goldenzweig resigned from the Kremlin-backed NTV channel Renowned Russian journalist Konstantin Goldenzweig has resigned from state-funded TV channel 'NTV' after becoming disenchanted with the Kremlin's misinformation campaign. He announced the move through Facebook on June 9, TJ reports. "I want to thank all my colleagues who helped me, taught me, encouraged me and were my friends. And continue to be my friends. And sorry for taking part in this propaganda madness. There is only one banal conclusion: the deals with your own conscience are only as good as those you can cancel" - Goldenzweig wrote.
  • My life as a pro-Putin propagandist in Russia’s secret 'troll factory'

    06/07/2015 1:06:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7 Jun 15 | Tom Parfitt
    When Lyudmila Savchuk heard about the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov earlier this year she was shocked and saddened. “I felt the bullets between my own shoulders,” she said, recalling how the Kremlin critic was gunned down near Moscow's Red Square in February. Yet within hours of Mr Nemtsov's death, Ms Savchuk and her colleagues were going online to pour bile on the former deputy prime minister and claim he was killed by his own friends rather than by government hitmen, as many suspect. “I was so upset that I almost gave myself away,” she said. “But I...
  • Soviets Funded Black “Freedom” Journal

    06/04/2015 11:55:37 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    American Survival ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal that a journal called Freedomways, which was influential in the black community for decades, was subsidized by the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties. Freedomways grew out of a Soviet campaign, launched after the Russian revolution, to exploit the “Negro question” in the U.S. and manipulate blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The goal was a “Soviet America.” In 1981, a communist-inspired Black Liberation Army, with the help of the Weather Underground, waged a campaign of terrorism and...
  • RAND FIRES AT RUBIO, GRAHAM: VOTES WERE ‘FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY’ FOR...

    03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT · by z taxman · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas “fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country” and “just as bad as the Democrats” after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs. Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cuts—just a blanket...
  • Grassroots Turn Table on Bush Attack Ad (youtube)

    04/11/2015 11:10:47 PM PDT · by z taxman · 10 replies
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  • Ted Cruz Channels Paul Ryan: 'A Lot of Misinformation' on Obamatrade That 'You Can Get on the [net]'

    06/11/2015 9:24:22 PM PDT · by z taxman · 377 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96%, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, defended his decision to vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)—among other deals—during a Thursday interview with the Hugh Hewitt radio program. Hewitt started his line of questioning with coming out of a commercial. “Let’s take that opportunity, then, to go and talk about free trade—TPA, TPP, Export-Import Bank. Sen. Cruz, for clarity’s sake, can you quickly give us an overview on where you are on those three issues, as there’s quite...
  • Scott Walker Pushes Obamatrade On Eve Of Vote

    06/12/2015 12:50:18 AM PDT · by z taxman · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Washington, DC1031 Despite staying largely silent on the issue—he’s quietly supported it for weeks, but hasn’t said anything at all in quite a long time—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker crossed most conservatives by coming out in support of Obamatrade on Thursday evening in an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin. Walker, Bloomberg’s Halperin and John McCormick wrote, “expressed agreement with President Barack Obama on the pressing issue of fast-track trade legislation.” “Walker said he supports giving Obama the authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments,” they wrote, before quoting Walker himself. “If we don’t go...
  • Ted Cruz wants to increase H-1B visas from 65,000 to 325,000 annually

    06/13/2015 2:55:10 PM PDT · by z taxman · 207 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | 03/23/15 | Raif Karerat
    WASHINGTON, DC: When it comes to increasing skilled workers on H-1B visas, one could say presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a bit of a black sheep amongst the GOP.The Republican presidential candidate wants to increase the H-1B visas by 500 percent from its 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz, who announced his run for the Oval office this morning, had made the proposition in 2013 as an amendment to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill.While the Senate’s Judiciary Committee torpedoed Cruz’s amendment, they did approve an increase of 180,000 in the H-1B cap, but the House never acted on the legislation.It’s not clear...
  • Is Elon Musk Just A Billionaire Welfare King?

    06/12/2015 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 11 June 2015 | Gaurav Agnihotri
    Elon Musk our billionaire, whose Stimulus funded Tesla Motors, Solarandra City and (only option to Russia, NASA is out) Space X has received $4.9 billion in FedSlush. Is Elon Musk a billionaire welfare queen of Federal grants, discounted loans, tax breaks, government RICO & Carbon credits? Tesla is set to receive an incentive worth $1.3 billion from the state of Nevada. Anyone who buys a Tesla gets a $7,500 federal income tax credit, Californians receive an additional rebate of $2,500 from the state. In all, Tesla Motors Inc. has received close to $2.391 billion in form of government subsidies. SolarCity,...
  • Thousands of Arabs driven out by Kurds’ ethnic cleansing

    06/02/2015 7:27:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Hannah Lucinda Smith
    Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in northern Syria as Kurdish forces carry out what appears to be a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Sunni Arabs. A source from one of the largest humanitarian organisations working inside Syria told The Times that the Kurdish people’s protection units (YPG) — the west’s closest allies in the war against Islamic State — have been burning Arab villages in areas of northeastern Syria under their control.
  • Why are the Left Conspiring to Decimate Local & State Police Departments? Answer: Vlad Lenin 1917

    06/11/2015 4:28:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Self | June 11, 2015 | Self
  • Wikileaks Release from “Trade in Services Agreement" (TiSA and TTiP are SECRET; TPP is semi-secret)

    06/11/2015 5:13:41 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 6, 2015 | Mike Krieger
    Passing this corporate giveaway masquerading as a “free trade deal” is a lengthy process; a process that begins today with a Senate vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast track.” Passing TPA would be Congress agreeing to neuter itself to a yes or no vote on a trade pact and ceding its power to amend it. Even worse, it would give trade deals this expedited process for six years, thus outlasting the current Administration, and applying to other “trade” deals like the TTIP. Mind you, TPA is being voted on while the TPP text remains completely hidden...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade Agreement

    06/10/2015 1:34:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents...
  • The insanity of ‘free trade’ agreements (ed. As in you must pass it before you can read it)

    06/12/2015 8:58:01 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Paul Ryan, Boehner, McConnell et al. Over the weekend an anniversary was marked with little fanfare — the second anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement passed with the usual fanfare, supported by the usual suspects. Barack Obama hailed the agreement’s implementation on March 15, 2012. In the middle of his re-election campaign, he cheerfully promised the agreement would increase American exports to South Korea by $10 billion and would create 70,000 U.S. jobs. One of Barack Obama’s signature efforts for his second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal...
  • Syrian conflict: Bashar al-Assad's female fighters, in pictures

    06/10/2015 8:53:45 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    A Syrian Army fighter takes position at the demarcation line in East Ghouta
  • Report: Israel built, exploded 'dirty bombs' in nuclear test

    06/08/2015 11:23:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 8, 2015
    Israel built and exploded so-called "dirty bombs," explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Monday. Israeli defense officials and scientists refused to comment on the report when reached by The Associated Press. However, Israel has what is widely considered to be an extensive nuclear weapons program that it has never declared.
  • Ex-US Intelligence Officials Confirm: Secret Pentagon Report Proves US Complicity In Creation

    06/08/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks ago, courtesy of the investigative work of Nafeez Ahmed whose deep dig through a recently declassified and formertly Pentagon documents released earlier by Judicial Watch FOIA, we learned that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. In his words: "According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to “isolate the Syrian regime.” Now, in a follow up piece to his stunning original investigative report...
  • Questions Raised Over Poroshenko's Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal

    06/08/2015 7:40:35 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 69 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 6/8/2015 | Maksym Savchuk and Daisy Sindelar
    KYIV -- An investigation by RFE/RL shows that Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko may have used his presidential influence to shut down investigations into damage of a protected historic site caused by unauthorized construction on his private property in central Kyiv. Two reports broadcast on RFE/RL's Ukrainian-language television program, Schemes, reveal that over the course of seven years, Poroshenko quietly purchased a plot of protected land in Kyiv's elite Pechera district and recently quashed an inquiry into the damage of an 18th-century structure caused by construction work on his plot. The revelations come as Poroshenko, soon to mark his first year...
  • Blurry lines between bikers, police clubs draw concern

    06/08/2015 6:18:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 89 replies
    Ap via Fox ^ | June 7, 2015
    Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors. The bond doesn't mean a free pass for criminal motorcycle gangs, but even some within law enforcement worry that too many officers believe bikers are just misunderstood Robin Hoods. And empathy from officers who emulate or even aspire to the outlaw life can put police or the public at risk, gang experts warn.