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    10/27/2016 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | Freddy Lowe
    Donald Trump is a builder. Hillary Clinton is a destroyer. There is a level of fear, anger, and frustration in this country that is the polar opposite of the typical American, known worldwide for our ‘Can Do’ attitude. We now understand why Hillary wondered, “Why am I not winning by 50%”, knowing as we awake each morning with additional proof of the Clinton corruption with the emails from Wikileaks and Project Veritas covert videos explaining their specific plans to bus-in illegal voters to multiple polling places, voting machines with untraceable software that will switch our ‘legal votes’ for Trump to...
  • [June 20, 2016] Gundlach – Trump Will Be an Economic Success

    10/27/2016 2:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | June 20, 2016 | Robert Huebscher
    Not only will Donald Trump win the November election, but his victory will propel U.S. economic growth higher, according to Jeffrey Gundlach. Trump will fuel a debt-driven increase in government spending, which Gundlach said will push GDP growth to levels reminiscent of the Ronald Reagan era. Gundlach did not endorse Trump or say whether he would vote for him. Gundlach spoke to investors on June 14 to provide updates on the DoubleLine Total Return Fund (DBLTX). He is the founder and chief investment officer of Los Angeles-based DoubleLine Capital, known for its fixed-income mutual funds, closed-end funds and ETFs. Copies...
  • Iran’s Crude Exports To Drop To Four-Month Lows In November

    10/27/2016 11:22:15 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies ^ | 27-10-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    A typically low seasonal demand in Europe will lead to Iran exporting 1.89 million bpd of crude oil next month, the lowest level since July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of Iran’s tanker schedule. As a rule of thumb, Iranian crude oil exports usually hit low levels around the months of October and November due to the peak in refinery maintenance in Europe and Asia. This year around, however, the November exports to Asia will rise from October due to higher Chinese demand. This year, Iran has been rapidly bumping up oil production and exports after...
  • Florida employer asks thousands of workers to vote for Trump

    10/26/2016 4:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | October 26, 2016 | WFTV-TV
    Timeshare mogul and Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel sent an email to all of his 15,000 employees calling this the most important election of our lifetime and saying his employees should vote forDonald Trump for president, according to WFTV. Siegel told WFTV that it’s just his "advice" and that his employees should vote for who they think is best for their family and future. Siegel said he wanted his employees to know that he believes Trump will be best for the company and the country. "George W. won by 537 votes. You know, this could be another close election; maybe...
  • Houston Oil and Gas: Cuts and Rehires Indefinitely Frozen

    10/26/2016 12:34:12 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies ^ | 26-10-2016 | Mexicans are stealing our jobs
    Despite indications that the Houston hemorrhage of oil and gas jobs has slowed down, the two-year old wave of advances in drilling and extraction technologies—pioneered by now-jobless engineers—will prevent rehiring from commencing any time soon. Last week—and for the first time in over a year—oilfield services company Halliburton reported a quarterly profit. The profit was small in size, but refreshingly hopeful for Houston’s long-ailing oil and gas job market. Months of job cuts and asset sales later, the company announced a slim $6 million profit and a stable global workforce at 50,000 employees. A full ten percent of the 3,500...
  • If you care about policy, Trump is the best candidate

    10/26/2016 12:29:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Univerity of Virginia Cavalier ^ | October 26, 2016 | Milan Bharadwaj
    Donald Trump is the better of the two electable candidates. He is not a perfect individual by any means, nor is he an ideal candidate even by my own standards, but he is the best option we have this election season, which is why I’m casting my vote for him. It is easy to be dismissive of Trump by labelling him with any number of virtually meaningless buzzwords: “racist,” “sexist,” “Islamophobic,” “xenophobic” — take your pick. The mainstream media has done a great job of demonizing the Republican candidate (as they do every election), but frankly this doesn’t concern me...
  • ObamaCare premium hikes fuel Trump, GOP case in key swing states

    10/26/2016 12:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 26, 2016
    Newly announced double-digit premium hikes for those on the ObamaCare exchanges are handing Donald Trump a political weapon in key swing states where residents could be facing rate increases even higher than the national average. The administration announced Monday that premiums for a midlevel plan are set to rise an average of 25 percent in 2017 in the 39 states that use the federal The rate hikes vary widely across different cities and states, but several battlegrounds could be facing increases that are considerably higher. According to administration figures, the average premium increase for a popular “silver” plan will...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Winning Over Many American Hindus

    10/26/2016 11:48:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post The Blog ^ | October 26, 2016 | Eviane Cheng Leidig, The University of Oslo
    One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions. In June, I wrote about a small gathering of the Hindu Sena (Hindu Army) in Delhi performing a havan puja (religious offering) to Donald Trump. The erstwhile relatively unknown group attracted widespread media attention with its highly vocalised support of the Republican presidential candidate, in particular emphasising Trump’s views on combating “Islamic terrorism”. While the Hindu Sena remains a fringe phenomenon within India, I pointed then to the growing influence of Hindus for...
  • ObamaCare architect Emanuel on rate hikes: ‘It’s not a big increase’ and you ‘can shop much faster’

    10/26/2016 9:47:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/126/16 | Robert Laurie
    Stop whining, cheapos. As you probably know, Ezekiel Emanuel served as a health care policy adviser during Obama’s first term and was instrumental in the creation of ObamaCare. He’s also the creepy gentleman who thinks 75 is the proper age to die. As Obama’s “signature legislation” endures an easily-envisioned and oft-predicted implosion, Emanuel’s been making the rounds playing defense. He wants to make sure you know a few things. 1. The massive rate hikes caused by the law are not that big. You’re just imagining things. Sure, you can rattle off a list of states where the increases are anywhere...
  • New Democrat talking point: ObamaCare is a mess because Republicans won’t fix it!

    10/26/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Stop us before we socialize medicine again When they’re not offering the lamest possible defenses of their horrible law, as Rob showed you earlier this morning, Democrats are coalescing around a rather novel talking point concerning the utter collapse of ObamaCare. Are you ready for this? The disastrous failure of a law shoved down an unwilling nation’s throat by Democrat votes - and only Democrat votes - over the loud and determined objections of every Republican in the country, is the fault of (drumroll) Republicans. Yep. Steven Waldman, writing in Fortune, pretty well encapsulates this hot new talking point: Obamacare...
  • Watch as the dullards at CBS News try to figure out why ObamaCare rates are spiking

    10/25/2016 5:30:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    The press is a willfully ignorant advocacy group Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell, and Gayle King are all very wise people who know what they’re talking about. Frankly, it’s tough to overestimate their brilliance. They’re smarter than you, smarter than me, and their analysis should always be considered sacrosanct. For years, they wisely ignored the warnings of conservatives who argued that ObamaCare would destroy the American healthcare system. They scoffed at concerns about rate hikes, evaporating choices in terms of plans and doctors, diminished or rationed care, and stuck to the company line about “saving the average family” money.
  • Hillary sang a different tune when the health care industry was paying her to speak

    10/25/2016 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's almost as if her principles . . . can be bought Just a reminder: You can’t believe a word that comes out of Hillary’s mouth. You knew that, of course. Just about everyone has known that for a very long time. What I still can’t quite work out is why anyone would pay serious money to hear her say something thaat they have to know isn’t worth the index cards it’s written on. How dumb would you have to be to do that? Pro tip: Don’t get sick. The health care industry is chock full of geniuses who actually...
  • Obama’s Plan to Kill the Loan Industry

    10/25/2016 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Megan Barth
    Millions of Americans need to continue taking out short-term loans in order to make ends meet for their families. This month, liberal bureaucrats have continued to prove that they are out of touch with the reality that average Americans are forced to face each day. Those who lean left believe that the purpose of government is to shelter the citizenry from self-inflicted harm. The problem is that, more times than not, their assessments are dead wrong. Case in point: the left’s recent assault on the short-term lending industry.
  • Suggestions for a Trump Administration

    10/25/2016 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 15 replies
    The vacuum betwixt my ears | Today | Me
    OK, let's assume Donald gets elected for the sake of argument. As part of draining the swamp, the prosecution/firing of persons within various agencies/departments that have put politics above the people would be a good place to start (IMHO). However, what to do with the mainstream media is an issue that needs to be dealt with lest we simply have the same hacks promoting the same Dem policies. Let me suggest that when it comes time to issue press credentials for the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, et al, the Trump Administration simply call a spade a...
  • Scientists produce first 3D-printed magnets

    10/25/2016 11:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 25, 2016 | Brooks Hays
    "[Three-dimensional] printing brings something to magnet design which we could previously only dream of," said researcher Dieter Süss. VIENNA, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- From a technological perspective, making a powerful magnet is no problem. Precisely controlling the shape of magnet's magnetic field, however, has proven difficult -- until now. Engineers at TU Wien have for the first time designed and produced magnets using a 3D printer. The method offers scientists newfound control over the size and shape of the magnetic field, allowing them to produce magnets that better meet the needs of a range of technologies. "The strength of a...
  • Free Market Economic Recovery with Trump or Global Collectivism with Hillary

    10/25/2016 8:43:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Americans want to have secure borders, sovereignty, one language, self-determination, and economic prosperity through free markets not through collectivism Two weeks before the most outrageous presidential election in history, the stakes for the economic future of our country are high. There is no question that the U.S. economy is in terrible shape and that the policy decisions made in the last ten years have negatively affected everyone who trades, invests, and use the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. Are voters going to choose free market economic recovery with Trump or global collectivism with Clinton? The government statistics claim that...
  • Canadian Oil Is Building A Wall And Mexico Is Paying For It

    10/25/2016 7:47:17 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 25-10-2016 | MawMaw
    Mexico and Canada have been waging a silent battle for market share in the U.S. crude oil refining market. Since 2006, crude oil exports from Canada and Mexico to the U.S.’ largest refining complex in the U.S. Gulf Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts 3 or “PADD 3” or “Gulf Coast”) has changed dramatically. A Crude History: Canada vs. Mexico Historically, Canada and Mexico have both brought significant oil supplies to refiners in the U.S. In 2006, Mexico and Canada were both exporting 1.7 million barrels per day of oil to the U.S.; however, Mexican and Canadian crude oil market...
  • Sanders joins Trump in opposition to AT&T-Time Warner deal

    10/24/2016 5:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | October 25, 2016 | Web Team in New Delhi
    Just a day after the Republican Party candidate in the US presidential elections, Donald Trump, opposed the AT&T’s proposed $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc, Vermont Senator and Democratic Party leader, Bernie Sanders joined the similar call. Sanders, on Sunday, joined the political opposition to the mega deal by demanding the Obama administration to kill it. He tweeted that:(TWEET-AT-LINK) The buy out of Time Warner Inc — a media and entertainment conglomerate which also owns media organisations like CNN — by AT&T — a telecommunications behemoth — at $85.4 billion is considered one of the largest in the...
  • New York bans Airbnb

    10/24/2016 4:56:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    No competition allowed for hoteliers and unions. They give a lot of money to Democrats. We often hear that Democrats are set up for a decades-long political dynasty in this country because of demographics. They own the Millennial vote and they’ll continue to own it for as long as Millennials are around. Maybe. But there’s a reason people tend to become more conservative as they get older, and it usually has to do with the fact that they have to go out and tackle real responsibility. Once they do, they often realize that Democrats are not their friends - unless,...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei Accuses OPEC Members Of Waving The Oil Weapon

    10/24/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 24-10-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, accused unnamed OPEC members of using oil as a weapon to the benefit of the U.S. The accusations were leveled via Twitter, following Khamenei’s meeting with Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro over the weekend. In a series of tweets, Khamenei started by saying that the “drop in oil prices is a coercive measure against countries independent of the US,” then went on to remind his audience of the 1973 oil embargo from several Middle Eastern states that led to accusations from the West about “the political use of oil”, adding that “Today, same countries along...
  • At A Conference For Coastal Elites, Silicon Valley Talks Trump

    10/23/2016 5:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nitasha Tiku
    Donald Trump’s popularity is prompting the tech industry to wonder whether its massive success has left some Americans behind. Unless you’re invited to Graydon Carter’s private dinner, the cocktail party at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building is supposed to be the highlight of the annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, a high-end business conference for the coastal elite. On Wednesday evening, guests were escorted from the Yerba Buena Center to the Embarcadero by trolley and greeted by a six-person mariachi band who played through the selfies. But a little past 6 p.m., the crowd in the cathedral-esque lobby had already...
  • Homemade Canadian Submachine Guns and Silencers

    10/22/2016 8:34:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As governments attempt to make more guns and gun ownership illegal, they succeed in doing so.  It does not mean that fewer criminals are armed.  Overall crime does not drop when controls are implemented.  One of the reasons is that guns are fairly easy to make, and the materials to make them are virtually impossible for an industrial society to control. An unintended consequence is that submachine guns or machine pistols may be substituted for ordinary pistols.  They are easier to make, because they are a simpler mechanism. The above machine pistol/ submachine gun, based on the MAC design...
  • The Fed Is Your Enemy, And The Elite Is In-Tow

    10/22/2016 8:23:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-16 | James Raider
    Envision yourself on the Mount Everest ice field called the Khumbu icefall.  You are with a group negotiating a crossing of the ice field on your way to the summit of Everest. You are almost at Camp One, having left base camp and are struggling through the most difficult acclimatization portion of your climb.  You are part of a team, the first team up the mountain in this particular expedition, but in this endeavour, you feel alone. You are fighting nature’s forces, all of them — gravity, extreme cold, violent winds, blinding snow storms, thin oxygen, your own contracting blood...
  • Attorney General Investigation of City of Tucson for Illegal Destruction of Firearms

    10/22/2016 5:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from The Tucson City Council has become a notorious scofflaw for ignoring state law that involves firearms. Arizona has a state preemption law, to prevent a confusing patchwork of local laws, which could easily entrap innocent people who exercise their Second Amendment rights.  The Tucson City Council has ignored the law. Arizona also requires that valuable firearms that come into the possession of the police must be sold to federal firearms dealers, so that the value will be used for the public good.  Tucson has been accused of destroying these valuable items, presumably to make some sort...
  • Seventy Million Millennial Voters Against Bail-out Capitalism

    10/21/2016 8:48:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 20 October 2016 | John Batchelor interviews Chris Koopman
    Podcast 9:50 Clear majorities of millennials—whether they’re Bernie Bros, Trumpians or die-hard libertarians—point to the economy as their top issue. This shouldn’t be surprising. Most of us entered adulthood during the Great Recession and tried to find work in its aftermath. This harrowing experience left millions preoccupied with economic issues and convinced that the system is rigged against them. Does this mean millennials have come to disdain capitalism? Not exactly. We might call it “capitalism” in opinion surveys, but in reality young people are rejecting a system that they have only been led to believe is capitalism.
  • Suit Against Gunmakers, for Criminal's actions at Sandy Hook, Dismissed

    10/21/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney Josh Koskoff Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the lawsuit filed by attorney Josh Koskoff, representing some of the families of the victims of Adam Lanza's attack at the Sand Hook School in Connecticut. The lawsuit was fired against gun manufacturers. The Judge cited the PLCAA, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, that forbids lawsuits of gun manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of lawful products that operate as they are designed to. The purposes of the PLCAA are to expressly to prevent this sort of lawsuit, so as to insure that citizens shall have access to such firearms. From...
  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/21/2016 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground. Observations of life in an extended power failure by Bart D. (Australia) South Oz is continuing with its streak of extreme weather. The latest being our encounter with what's being described as a category 2 'hurricane' with the added bonus of a severe front preceding it that produced many low-grade tornados. A score of major power transmission towers were twisted off their footings, 80 000 lightning strikes fried out a lot of...
  • What is 'Electricity Choice'? 11,000 Customers Are Waiting For It

    10/21/2016 8:02:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2016 | Jason Hayes
    A recent email sums up the public’s concept of the electricity choice debate quite well. I have never understood anything about the “choice” question on electricity. What choice? I have lived in Michigan since 1996 and paid my electricity bill every month for the past 20 years. I’ve never had “choice.” I get a bill and it’s always Consumers Energy. I get that other people get Detroit Edison. But you don’t get a “choice.” That is real life for the vast majority of people and businesses in Michigan. A monthly electric bill arrives from one of the two big utilities...
  • Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against

    10/21/2016 6:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Ali Rogin
    President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called “public option” in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law. In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would “give folks more options in those places where there’s just not enough insurers to compete.” But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over what’s now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip -- dropping it as a...
  • Building Bikes in the Motor City

    10/21/2016 6:11:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Detroit Bikes is a new company charting a challenging course. “The bike industry is very competitive. There are some really big companies that are very dominant. They have a lot of control,” says company founder, Zak Pashak. Not that he’s intimidated. Pashak had run successful ventures in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. But then, he was creating music festivals and concert venues. So what would compel him to make a product in a competitive industry, 1,900 miles away from Calgary, in Detroit, a city emerging from bankruptcy? “Starting a business obviously has a ton of...
  • Here's Why You Deserve a State Income Tax Cut

    10/20/2016 5:12:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/14/2016 | James Hohman
    Recent Michigan legislatures have taken more from regular people with new tax hikes while giving more to politically well-connected interests through municipal bailouts and corporate giveaways. It’s the people’s turn for something positive, and this is the right time and environment for a substantial state income tax cut. Legislators are sympathetic, and want you to know it: In every recent legislative session, bills have been introduced to lower the income tax rate. But they never move. The excuse is always the same: “Budget pressures are growing; we might have to cut spending if citizens get to keep more.” The excuse...
  • Dear America, 10 Undeniable Election Facts

    10/19/2016 10:41:35 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-19-2016 | Rob Cunningham
    - Los Angeles Time Poll - Trump 44.1, Clinton 43.9 - Rasmussen Survey - Trump 42, Clinton 42 - Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll - Trump 41, Clinton 40 * 3 historically accurate polls = Dead. Even. Race. Today. * 10 Undeniable Election Facts: 1 - The U.S. Economy is "Issue #1" among all voters. 2 - Hillary Clinton is viewed as "Status Quo" in a "Change" year. 3 - Voter enthusiasm in 2016 heavily favors Trump. 4 - 98% of traditional news media is 100% "in the tank" for Hillary. 5 - The media "Huffs & Puffs to blow Donald...
  • Coming to America: Liberian Immigrant Now Detroit Business Owner

    10/18/2016 1:53:42 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2016 | Anne Schieber Dykstra
    From the moment she stepped foot in America from Liberia at the age of 11, Tracy Garley knew she wanted to own a business. Now at the age of 27, she finds that her dream has come true. “Coming from Liberia, I came from a country that had nothing, so coming to Detroit, Michigan, I saw so much opportunity,” said Garley. She opened a retail shop on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, which she calls Zarkpa’s Purses and Accessories. The shop features unique, affordable handbags, jewelry and clothing, including items from her native country in West Africa. She has put her...
  • Trump Leads Clinton In Photobooth Poll; Face Place Operators Are Big Winners As Debate Approaches

    10/18/2016 10:55:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vending Times ^ | October 17, 2016 | Nick Montano
    GREENVALE, NY -- During the weekend leading up to the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, Donald J. Trump was ahead of Hillary Clinton by six points, according to polling at Face Place photobooths. While these results might be counter to most news media polls, which show the Democrat ahead of her Republican rival, Apple Industries, the manufacturer of Face Place, says Clinton is now closing the gap. Photobooths enabled with the election option (free to operators) offer patrons a choice of having their visages composited with their choice of major-party candidates for president in this year's race. The informal...
  • Tesla, Apple and Uber Push Lithium Prices Even Higher

    10/18/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 18-10-2016 | James
    After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: It’s the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution. The tight supply picture emerging as electric cars, mega-batteries and massive energy storage solutions become the cornerstones of our lives could be on the edge of turning new lithium explorers into the next barons.
  • Highland Clearances (Deporting Foreigners from Britain)

    10/18/2016 4:16:31 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Craig Murray Blog ^ | 17 Oct 2016 | Craig Murray
    There is so much injustice in Tory Britain you trip over it when you are not looking. We just enjoyed a long weekend in the Highlands, and stayed through airbnb at the Wayfarers’ Rest in Laggan. Out hosts were the delightful Zielsdorf family, who could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Their kindness and attention were particularly remarkable given they are every second awaiting the arrival of the border force to deport them. ...
  • China’s Wild Ginseng Craze Has Spread All the Way to Appalachia

    10/17/2016 4:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | October 17, 2016
    The Far East’s Ginseng root is best known for its medicinal (and aphrodisiacal) qualities. The root, in its natural state, is wildly popular in Asia—but also in short supply. To sate this demand, a black market for wild ginseng has cropped in the most unlikely of places: Appalachia. Currently, the global market for wild ginseng is around $2 billion. Long a staple in China and Korea, the root is finding new popularity in Singapore and Malaysia now, too. Most ginseng is grown in factory-like settings on a mass scale. But wild ginseng is considered more potent and, thus, more expensive....
  • The Easy, Uncomplicated Way To Get Rich

    10/17/2016 11:11:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 16, 2016
    I talk a lot about the global investment markets. I’m focused on making profits, and often I’m looking to make multiples, knowing full well that some opportunities won't work out. I’ll get timing wrong or I’ll miss something entirely and need to hedge, reposition, or exit entirely. That’s life. But I haven’t spent much time on stating the obvious (because I figured it’s obvious) so today's post is going to do just that. We are going to forget all about economics, financial markets, central banks, derivatives, GDP, and all that stuff, and we're going to go all the way back...
  • Office Furniture Company Closing Orleans Plant (Indiana - 467 laid off)

    10/16/2016 7:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | October 12, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    ORLEANS - Orleans-based Paoli LLC has announced it is closing its manufacturing plant. In a notice to the state, the office furniture company says closure will result in the layoffs of nearly 500 employees in the Orange County town. The company says the layoffs of 467 workers are expected to be permanent. Employees will be terminated beginning in January with most of the layoffs taking place between March and October of 2017. Paoli did not disclose a reason for the closure of the plant.
  • Volkswagen Debuts Electric Vehicle Concept with 373-Mile Range

    10/16/2016 7:16:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Engineering ^ | October 4, 2016
    Volkswagen has unveiled the I.D., an automated electric car the company says will be able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge. The production version of the I.D. is due to be launched in 2020 at a price on a par with comparable Golf models. In “I.D. Pilot” mode, the car is capable of fully automated driving, a technology the company expects to be ready for series production in 2025. Volkswagen has also set itself the goal of selling a million electric cars a year by 2025, with the production version of the...
  • Highly anticipated all-metal Trinus 3D printer/laser engraver ready for shipping

    10/16/2016 5:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3Ders ^ | October 14, 2016
    Remember the Trinus 3D printer? While 3D printing startups have previously been responsible for some huge crowdfunding successes on Kickstarter, Kodama and their Trinus 3D printer showed the world how it’s done by raising more than $1.64 million USD during their extremely successful campaign. That achievement grew out of the appeal of the all-metal Trinus 3D printer, the first all-metal 3D printer to dip below the $500 price point. In fact, early bird pledgers picked one up for just $199. While huge Kickstarter successes sometimes create equally huge logistic challenges, Kodama seems to have thought of everything and the first...
  • Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

    10/16/2016 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states. David Montgomery reported it...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Donald Trump's promises strike a chord in Pennsylvania

    10/16/2016 2:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 16, 2016 | Cajsa Wikstrom, Online editor
    Lewisberry, Pennsylvania - Sitting in the bar of a roadside restaurant with a friend, Rick Shaffer sums up what he thinks of the situation in this northeastern US state with three words: "We need change." Shaffer and his friend, both construction workers in their 50s, support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate. They believe the United States needs a strong military and that undocumented immigrants should be deported. "Why build a wall? Landmines will do the same!" Pennsylvania has backed the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992. Even so, the state is "not reliably Democrat", says political analyst...
  • Trump Halloween garb outselling Clinton ‘by a landslide’

    10/16/2016 11:15:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | Melkorka Licea
    Donald Trump may not win the election, but he’s stomping Hillary Clinton in Halloween sales. “He’s outselling Hillary by a landslide,” said Tony Bianchi, manager of Halloween Adventure in the East Village. “It’s because he’s so iconic. He’s like the Kim Kardashian of politics,” Bianchi said. “Hillary is just a typical politician. She’s boring.” The store’s mouth-agape Billionaire Tycoon latex mask for $29.99 is outselling Clinton faces 40 to 1, he said. A buck-toothed Trump mask and one with pursed lips are also yuge sellers. Trump accessories — the comb-over Election Wig for $24.99, orange Ben Nye foundation for $5.99,...
  • Ben & Jerry’s threw its support behind Black Lives Matter. Now police group is demanding a boycott.

    10/15/2016 10:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | October 12, 2016 | Victoria M. Massie
    Black Lives Matter isn’t anti-police. Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerry’s after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week. “Ben & Jerry’s went beyond making a statement in support of civil rights when they actively accused law enforcement of widespread racism,” Blue Lives Matter wrote. “By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerry’s lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of...
  • Say Goodbye to the Middle Class: Mannarino's Commentary on Yellen's latest remarks

    10/14/2016 10:08:15 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2916 | Gregory Mannarino
    Janet Yellen: "The Federal Reserve may need to run a high pressure economy to reverse damage from the crisis that depressed output sidelined workers, and risks becoming a permanent scar."
  • Why this Jewish millennial woman supports Trump

    10/14/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 13, 2016 | Lena Epstein
    I'm Jewish. I'm a woman. I'm a millennial. And I'm incredibly proud to be a Republican supporting Donald Trump for president. For many of us around the country, the media culture has made coming out as a Trump supporter feel as nerve-wrenching as introducing yourself at a support group meeting, as if we have a problem instead of an opportunity. Rather than focusing on what should matter in an election — the economy, borders and education — there has been too much focus on Trump's less than eloquent soundbites. Clearly, he's not the most "politically correct" person in the room....
  • Roofing company offers free firearm for new employees (VIDEO)

    10/14/2016 12:28:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    While companies offering their customers free guns as an incentive for whatever they’re selling isn’t all that uncommon anymore, one Colorado roofing company has taken that mentality one step farther and is offering a free AR-15 for new employees. James Webb, owner of Weatherproof Roofing, offered a “Get a Roof, Get a Gun” promotion back during the summer and it was a huge success. Business has boomed and Webb now needs several positions filled as soon as possible. “We just don’t have the staff to keep up with it,” Webb said. “So now we’re giving it another shot with...
  • President Obama: We'll be debating unconditional free money 'over the next 10 or 20 years'

    10/13/2016 11:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 12, 2016 | Chris Weller
    Speaking with Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito in a recent interview, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that universal basic income would be harder to ignore in the coming decades. UBI is a system of wealth distribution in which the government provides everyone with some money, regardless of income. The money comes with no strings attached. People can use it however they choose, whether to repair a leaky roof or to go on vacation. Advocates say the system is a smart and straightforward way to lift people out of poverty. A growing body of...