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  • The LA Times Wants You to Feel Bad About Babies Being Born

    02/05/2016 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 4, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In bold, stark lettering, an article by the LA Times featured the following ground-breaking headline splashed across its Wednesday edition: “After Texas Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood, Low-Income Women Had More Babies.” The article is based on a recent study conducted by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which seeks to link a recent 1.9 percent increase in Texas births paid for by Medicaid to the fact that the state cut off funding to the nation's largest abortion provider last year. In other words, more babies are...
  • Gold Surges Back Into The Green After $1.2 Billion Morning Plunge

    02/05/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After someone decided to dump $1.2 billion notional in gold futures this morning as the jobs data hit - sparking a $20 tumble in the precious metal - it appears stock sellers are greatly rotating to the safety of bullion (over bonds)...
  • Obama Proposes $10 Tax On Each Barrel Of Oil

    02/05/2016 9:54:42 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 46 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-02-2016 | Barnie
    The Obama administration will reportedly unveil a proposal next week that would place a $10 tax on each barrel of oil produced in the United States. The proposal is part of the President’s budget for fiscal year 2017. The $10 oil tax would raise an estimated $32 billion, and the money would be used to fund an ambitious program of investments in clean energy, mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, light rail, subways, buses, and much more. The investments could total $300 billion in new spending. The proposal would help bring America’s infrastructure into the 21st century, and provide “a...
  • The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of Global Finance

    02/05/2016 8:44:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | David Stockman
    There has been an economic coup d'etat in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. Unlike Senator Joseph McCarthy, I actually do have a list of their names. They need to be exposed, denounced, ridiculed, rebuked and removed. The first 30 includes Janet Yellen, William Dudley, the other governors of the Fed and its senior staff. The next 10 includes Jan Hatzius, chief economist of Goldman Sachs, and his counterparts at the other major Wall Street banking...
  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 19 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • Why U.S. Shale Is Not Capitulating Yet

    02/04/2016 3:39:20 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-02-2016 | zero
    According to a report by the Bloomberg Intelligence analysts William Foiles and Andrew Cosgrove, Saudi Arabia may have its work cut out for it as it will be far harder to kill many U.S. E&Ps than analysts originally thought. The reason: a break-even model for the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shows that oil production across five plays in Texas and New Mexico may remain profitable even when WTI prices fall below $30 a barrel, according to a 55-variable Bloomberg Intelligence model for horizontal oil wells. The Eagle Ford's DeWitt County has the lowest break-even, at $22.52, followed by Reeves...
  • SHOT Show: New concealed carry products for women

    02/04/2016 12:54:55 PM PST · by Torcert · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Allison Barrie
    Bras, garters, corsets, lingerie, handbags last week’s SHOT show was not just the site of new gun announcements. Companies took the opportunity to showcase a number of concealed carry options designed specifically for women. Personal and home protection is a foremost reason women own firearms, according to research conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF survey of women who owned at least one firearm found that more than 42 percent have a concealed carry permit. Many women need a way to carry firearms that is designed for the female body – not one designed for men and simply...
  • Cattle Deaths Spark Renewed Oil Drilling Controversy

    02/04/2016 8:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-02-2016 | Juli
    Following the mysterious death of seven cattle near an oil field in Kansas, public health authorities are investigating whether oil drilling could be the cause. In late December, seven dead cattle were found near an oil field in the Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas, and authorities believe that cows inhaled something toxic, prompting them to deny public access to the 2,500-acre Cimarron National Grassland until at least May. Six of the cattle were discovered together in a low-lying area, while a seventh was found a short distance away, with local veterinarians identifying the ingestion or inhalation of something toxic leading to...
  • TX: Bookstore Offers Discount for Open Carriers

    02/04/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Brave New Books Brave New Books, a book store in Austin, Texas has welcomed open carriers and held a symposium on open carry on January 30th, 2016. The store is said to be the only book store in Austin that has not banned open carry from their store. From kvue.com: AUSTIN -- Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The store is also hosting an open-carry symposium on Jan. 30 to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. Brave New Books is doing more than simply not...
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/03/2016 4:32:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 31 January, 2016, some ATVs were getting gas at the intersection of Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Richard Macklin pulled up in a white Volvo. Macklin is believed to have been the aggressor in the incident. He pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the ATV riders. Three were wounded before anyone returned fire. One of the wounded was armed. He drew his legally carried weapon and fired at Macklin, wounding him in the head and stopping the attack. Fromnola.gov/nopd: Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of...
  • Japan And Iran Could Keep a Lid On Oil Price Rally

    02/03/2016 2:39:21 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-02-2016 | Zubi
    Last week West Texas Intermediate rallied 4.62 percent and was up for the second week in a row. It is important to note that the price trend is still clearly negative. Recent history suggests that WTI might form a consolidation band between $30-$40 (spending the most time between $30-$35) for 3-5 months before dropping again. (..) Oil markets partially rose on the rumor of Russia and OPEC meeting to cut production, but the quickly-downplayed rumor wasn’t enough to lift WTI above a $34 close last Friday afternoon. In the presence of sluggish demand and a persisting supply glut, global oil...
  • Fundamentals For Oil Still Bearish, But Sentiment Is Shifting

    02/03/2016 1:11:36 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-02-2016 | esmionoestuyo
    Oil speculators spent the latter half of 2015 with an incredibly pessimistic view of the trajectory for oil prices. Speculators piled into short positions, pushing net-shorts to multiyear highs. But speculators are at a bit of a crossroads at this point. With oil down to $30 and below, a growing number of hedge funds and other major investors are starting to wonder whether or not the selloff has gone too far. To be sure, oil markets are still suffering from too much supply, but with so much production around the world unprofitable at today’s prices, a rally will have to...
  • Hillary and Bernie are working on the wrong problems

    02/03/2016 11:44:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Herman Cain
    And if one of them wins, you're going to pay for it. Do you know that the average monthly income in China is $952 in U.S. dollars? Not too good. But wait, in Cuba it’s only $25, which is a pretty big problem when a gallon of gas is almost $5. These are socialist/communist countries. They promise people all kinds of free stuff, and they impose massive taxes to pay for it. It seems like it should be fairly basic to understand that this is not the sort of system that can lead to any kind of prosperity, but judging...
  • GM Finally Puts Cadillac ELR Out Of Its Misery

    02/03/2016 9:47:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 3, 2016 | Mark Modica
    Here's one that wasn't hard to see coming. General Motors has announced that it is ending production of the Cadillac ELR , which was essentially a gussied upChevy Volt at twice the price. You can call this one a mercy killing as the overpriced, pseudo-green, government-subsidized vehicle was doomed for failure as low sales figures reflected the lack of value offered by the vehicle. That failure was predicted here back in December of 2013 when the ELR was rolled out. As with the sales-challenged Chevy Volt, most of the media bought into the Cadillac ELR hype, calling it a...
  • How Trump Trusted The Laundry … And Got Moneyballed By Ted Cruz

    02/02/2016 11:08:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    ARC ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dan Rowinsky, editor-in-chief
    Sometimes you wear the shirt. And sometimes the shirt wears you. The shirt has been wearing Donald Trump for probably his entire life. Why? Because Trump seems to always bet on the laundry. Trump came in second in the Iowa caucuses. He underperformed his lead in the polls by something like six points. Ted Cruz overachieved by a couple points with the swing big enough to turn Trump into the runner up. How did this happen? Trump has been dominating the polls and the national conversation since the beginning of summer 2015. Basically, it goes something like this: Trump bet...
  • Ground Control to Captain Zhou Xiaochuan

    02/02/2016 3:00:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    kunstler.com ^ | 01 February 2016 | James Howard Kunstler
    Why would anybody suppose that the Peoples Bank of China might want to tell the truth about anything that was within their power to lie about? Especially the soundness of any loan portfolio vested unto the grasp of its tentacles? Of course, most of what China has done in speeding toward the wall of financial crack-up, it learned from watching US bankers slime their way into Too Big To Fail nirvana — most particularly the array of swindles, dodges, and frauds constructed in the half-light of shadow banking to hedge the sudden, catastrophic appearance of reality-based price discovery. When so...
  • CON Law Restricts Patient Access to Critical Health Care Services

    02/02/2016 9:37:10 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    New research from the Virginia-based Mercatus Center indicates that schemes to ration health care services through certificate-of-need requirements — such as those imposed in Michigan — increase the difficulty of getting access to health care services while doing nothing to reduce their costs. A CON law restricts the ability of health care providers to expand or open new facilities, or to acquire powerful diagnostic tools. Providers must first get permission from a government commission. Some members of that commission may represent the incumbent facilities against which the new entrant would like to compete. CON laws supposedly help keep medical costs...
  • NEED RESEARCH HELP for Hillary film - we will put a stake in the vampire's heart

    02/02/2016 8:40:31 AM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    fr | 2-2-16 | dfu
    As some of you know, I am working on a sequel to HILLARY! UNCENSORED. I cannot be specific, but we have changed direction with the focus and are going to present the project that does the most to inform the public in a way they can understand what this woman has done. It is going to be presented in a manner in which even the stupid and currently uninformed will be able to understand. I wish I had more hours in the day, but here is how you can help. We are focusing on the server, her email, Benghazi, and...
  • DNA Testing Could Help Make a Case for Reparations as More Blacks Trace Their Roots to Africa

    02/01/2016 4:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 25, 2016 | Manny Otiko
    A new book by Columbia sociology professor Alondra Nelson says that using DNA technology to find their African roots is becoming increasingly popular among Black people. In an interview with NPR, Nelson estimates that about 1 million have taken the test so far. The tests have also been popularized through Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' show Finding Your Roots, which traces the family history of famous Americans such as Oprah and Chris Rock. Nelson told NPR that discovering their genetic roots was a way for Black people to fill in a missing part of their history. "Part of what I...
  • Donald Trump's sons speak out before Iowa caucuses

    02/01/2016 1:07:26 PM PST · by poconopundit · 6 replies
    CNN Video ^ | 2/1/2016 | Erin Burnett
    Questions to Eric and Donald Trump Jr. about their Dad and what it was like growing up with him. "Blue collar guy with the a big balance sheet." Nicely done. Interesting. Pretty informal and fun.
  • This Could Be A Big Setback For Iran’s Oil Export Plans

    02/01/2016 11:42:48 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-02-2016 | Fred
    Short but potentially very important note for the oil market over the weekend. From a place that’s been one of the major focus points for the petroleum industry lately. That’s Iran. Where the threat of rising oil exports has been weighing on crude prices now that Western sanctions against the former “rogue” nation are being lifted. That has led many analysts to conclude that supplies from Iran could ramp up fast over the coming months. But events this past Saturday suggest it may not be quite that easy.
  • Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

    02/01/2016 8:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/01/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country. It appears that the retail apocalypse that made so many headlines in 2015 has gone to an entirely new level as we enter 2016. As economic activity slows down and Internet retailers capture more of the market, brick and mortar retailers are cutting their losses. This is especially true in areas that are on the lower portion of the income scale. In impoverished urban centers all over the nation,...
  • Rare Earth Salts says tests are a success

    01/31/2016 9:01:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Beatrice Daily Sun ^ | January 29, 2016 | Scott Koperski, news editor
    Rare Earth Salts is one step closer to launching a pilot plant in Beatrice following an announcement this week that it has successfully tested a commercial-size "separation cell." The startup plans to use new techniques to harvest rare earth elements from would-be mining waste from around the world. A pilot program, a smaller-scale plant to demonstrate the feasibility of the process, has been in the works to harvest these rare earth elements. This plant would consist of several "cells" separating the elements. Company officials have been working with a single full-sized cell, and CEO Joseph Brewer said this cell produced...
  • Mysterious Wire-Feed, Powderless Metal 3D Printer to Be Unveiled Sometime This Year

    01/31/2016 8:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    3D Print ^ | January 30, 2016 | Clare Scott
    If you've been keeping up with 3D printing news at all, you're probably pretty familiar with metal 3D printing by now. It's one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry; just about every major 3D printer manufacturer is scrambling to keep up with the rapidly developing metal technology. Not only is it becoming less expensive and more accessible, but material capabilities keep expanding, with new metals and alloys being introduced on what seems like a weekly basis by certain companies. Even if you have only a basic knowledge of metal 3D printing, you probably know that it's done with powder...
  • Tobacco giant Altria announces layoffs to cut costs (490+)

    01/30/2016 10:22:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 28, 2016 | Tripp Mickle and Chelsey Dulaney
    U.S. tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. MO, +2.48% on Thursday said it would cut roughly 5% of its workforce in an effort to reduce costs by $300 million annually as industry volumes decline. The Marlboro maker announced the layoffs on the same day it reported profit and revenue for the fourth quarter that missed Wall Street expectations as cigarette shipments slipped and earnings declined from its stake in SABMiller PLC's beer business. Altria's earnings rose slightly to $1.25 billion, or 64 cents a share, from $1.24 billion, or 63 cents a share, a year earlier. The results foreshadowed some of...
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • Photo (from 2014): American Tech Workers Defiant as GOP Lawmakers Push to Expand Foreign Labor Prog

    01/29/2016 9:06:41 PM PST · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Computerworld.com, New York Times via Breitbart.com ^ | 2014 Computerworld.com 29 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    <p>In 2014, the Northeast Utilities Company in Connecticut — now known as Eversource Energy — allegedly laid off around 200 of its American tech workers and replaced them with low-wage foreigners admitted on H-1B guest worker visas.</p> <p>Now a photo has emerged depicted the workers’ final, silent patriotic protest — silent because the workers reportedly were forced to sign non-disparagement agreements to shield their employer.</p>
  • Fight Over 'Religious Freedom' Pits Christians Against Corporations

    01/29/2016 8:58:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Flagpole ^ | January 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford
    This is a fight over “freedom” that legislators don’t really need. It’s a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be a fight that they are destined to have. We’re talking about the freedom to discriminate against gays if you can convince the authorities that you are doing so out of a sincerely held religious belief. In last year’s session, we had the Religious Freedom Act, authored by Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus). The bill says you can’t be punished if you run a bakery and, on religious grounds, refuse to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple....
  • Presidential Elections and Other People's Freedoms

    01/29/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When faced with a choice between different politicians at election time, our natural instinct is to ask “Which one will let me do what I want to do?” It’s natural. Sure, it may seem selfish, single-minded, narrow. But it’s natural. We have only one vote, so we think of our own lives, and the possible ways that the candidates might want to control our lives, and we think about what we personally like to do, and so we study the candidates to see which ones seem most open-minded about “allowing” us our freedom, vs. which ones want to take it...
  • So Post Debate, What Happened?

    01/29/2016 9:43:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Jan.29, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Who won last night's debate? Trump. And he wasn't there. Who lost? Fox News, which led the **debate** with a cheap shot at Trump. Megyn did herself no favors in that regard, and she had better hope that nothing ever disrupts the media oligopoly (a losing bet, IMHO) as if it does she is going to find her best and highest calling in Nevada somewhat outside of Clark County. The program Trump put together, with essentially zero notice, was very nice. It was the best political speechifying and rallying that I've seen since I have been sentient enough to pay...
  • Carpenter: Lackluster Debate Freezes Race

    01/29/2016 7:11:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 29th, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Lackluster Debate Freezes Race Amanda Carpenter January 29th, 2016 This may be the first GOP presidential debate without any consequences. Perceptions from before and during the debate remain after. Donald Trump is far away from the pack, churning furiously away in his own universe. Ted Cruz is his closest competitor in orbit, with Marco Rubio behind. Elsewhere in the sky are Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Chris Christie fighting to be seen by the voters. sans Trump. Without Trump present, the debate was a series of questions, exchanges, and canned lines we've all heard before. The...
  • Morgan Stanley looks to move jobs to cheaper cities in bid to cut costs

    01/29/2016 4:34:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | January 19, 2016 | Olivia Oran, Reuters
    (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) will be straying ever further from its Wall Street roots in the coming months as it shifts more operations to lower cost cities like Mumbai and Budapest as it aims to slash costs. The investment bank on Tuesday announced an initiative to cut up to $1 billion by 2017 by using technology and outsourcing jobs now in its New York headquarters and other higher cost cities. However, it declined to give specific details about the number of jobs it would move to lower cost centers. While shifting so-called back office operations to cities where salaries...
  • Megyn Kelly to Ted Cruz: "The record supports you."

    01/29/2016 1:14:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    January 29, 2016 | Vanity
    After the Fox News-Google debate Megyn Kelly interviewed Ted Cruz. [7:40 Video begins with a 1:00 clip of the earlier debate] Kelly continued to pursue the "amnesty" angle that she'd begun during the debate [starting at 3:41] - about his history on illegals, immigration and amnesty, but concedes: Kelly: "I look at your record, a lot, to see: Did Ted Cruz really want legalization, or didn't he?" "I think the record supports you - that you did not want it; it does." "It really was a poison pill amendment." Then there is back and forth where Kelly states that Cruz...
  • FNC GOP Debate update: Megyn Kelly (FNC) makes candidates defend their past positions on amnesty

    01/28/2016 7:52:17 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 111 replies
    me watching debate | 1/28/2016 | SOL
    Best debate so far Kelly asked Rubio to defend his getting elected to Senate by opposing amnesty, then working with Senate Dems to pass their Obama amnesty bill. She even asked Cruz to defend his trying to amend the same Senate bill on citizenship without specifically calling for it to oppose all legalization of illegals. These FNC questions are tough. Cruz asked to defend his opposition to ethanol. So far none of them have walked off the stage in protest. Trump made a good decision to no-show, since he says that him being questioned on his past statements is being...
  • 9 Billion Barrels Of Crude At Risk In Massive Nigerian Oil Shakeup

    01/28/2016 3:43:27 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-01-2016 | Geiger
    Supermajors Shell and Italian Eni could be facing the loss of one of the biggest offshore oil exploration blocks in Nigeria, putting an estimated 9 billion barrels of crude oil at risk. As the new Nigerian government launches a rampaging anticorruption campaign, local media are reporting government recommendations to reclaim block OPL 245 from oil giants Shell and Eni. Nigerian Justice Minister and Attorney General Abubakar Malami is behind the recommendation, and is a key figure advising the government on the case. At issue is how Shell and Eni landed the block in the first place—a controversial deal that is...
  • Curtain Coming Down on America’s Iconic Cowboy

    01/28/2016 9:10:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    A world where the government can take your children, your land, tax or fine you out of livelihood, seize your bank accounts, your property, impose the laws of eminent domain and tell you where you can and cannot pray The tragedy of Tuesday’s Oregon Malheur refuge affair is that like most other Americans, the occupiers mistakenly assume they still have freedom of movement in today’s America. They didn’t and don’t. And now a dead cowboy, barely mentioned in the Fox/Trump mainstream media saturation coverage, is the tragic result. The shooting which claimed the life of rancher LaVoy Finicum, father of...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Digital Currency: The Key Tool of 21st Century Monolithic Nanny State Tyranny

    01/28/2016 6:57:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    SurvivalBlog.com ^ | 28 Jan 2016
    Digital Currency: The Key Tool of 21st Century Monolithic Nanny State Tyranny   January 28, 2016 - 6:47 am | Current Events & Politics, Economics & Investing There has been talk of doing away with paper currency for several decades, but up until now that has mostly been idle conjecture and mostly bluster. Gradually, however, the building blocks of such a system have indeed been developed. These enabling technologies include: Credit cardsDebit cardsPostal metersCredit and debit card enabled pay phonesCredit and debit card enabled vending machinesCredit and debit card enabled “pay before you exit” parking garage kiosksGrocery and warehouse...
  • Volvo Plans “Death Proof” Cars By 2020

    01/27/2016 4:41:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Gas 2 ^ | January 26, 2016 | Steve Hanley
    Volvo has made a pretty bold statement this week. It says it wants to make things so that no one dies in a Volvo or because of a collision with one by the year 2020. "If you meet Swedish engineers, they're pretty genuine," said Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Cars North America. "They don't say things when they don't believe in it." A pretty serious lot it seems. People who say what the mean and mean what they say. "With the development of full autonomy we are going to push the limits of automotive safety," says Volvo safety engineer Erik...
  • Rumors of OPEC-Russia Coordination Send Oil Prices Surging

    01/27/2016 12:24:17 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-01-2016 | The Motherland
    Oil prices surged by midday on Wednesday on comments from Russian officials hinting at possible coordination with OPEC on production cuts in an effort to arrest the decline in prices. The day didn’t start off on such a positive note. The EIA reported a massive increase in oil storage levels – a jump of 8.4 million barrels last week. Inventories are at their highest levels in at least 80 years. That pushed oil prices down in early trading on Wednesday.
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • Grand Jury Thinks Fake License Worse Than Slaughtered Babies

    01/27/2016 10:26:46 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It seems you don’t have to shoot the messenger any more, just get a Texas grand jury to forget about that ham sandwich and indict the messenger, in this case David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress, and another pro-life activist, Sandra S. Merritt, for their videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s booming business of selling the body parts of aborted babies for cash.
  • The Guardian equates Suicide to Self Defense in SHOT Show Coverage

    01/27/2016 8:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The left loves to use false comparisons of unrelated numbers to make bad arguments. In a recent article about the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in the Guardian, a far-left British newspaper, the reporters start with an off the cuff remark from an economics professor. From the guardian.com: “People are buying guns as part of the American dream of freedom and liberty,” said Brauer, who is based at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University. “And also, the hope and the dream of being able to use guns in self-defence.” The Guardian then adds this: People...
  • New book 'Inventology' shows how today's inventors can tap big data, 3D printing, crowdfunding, more

    01/26/2016 8:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | January 26, 2016 | Hope Reese
    With the internet age and its endless possibilities in the realms of publishing, communication, and collaboration, opportunities have never been so widely accessible for creators. But how has our new digital world affected the pathways to invention? In Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World, out today, journalist Pagan Kennedy offers a fresh take on how the digital era has upended the traditional pathways for creation. When Kennedy began writing about inventors for The New York Times, she soon "would marvel at how few of the people were professional inventors, designers, in corporate innovation labs." It led...
  • 60 Reasons Why Oil Investors Should Hang On

    01/26/2016 3:50:48 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-01-2016 | doyle
    Inventories will continue to rise, but the momentum is slowing. The following are some observations as to how we got here and how we’re gonna get out. 9 reasons why oil has taken so long to bottom: 1. OPEC increased production in 2015 to multiyear highs, principally in Saudi Arabia and Iraq where production between the two added 1.5 million barrels per day (mb/d) to inventories after the no cut stance was adopted. 2. Russian production increased in 2015 to post Soviet highs. 3. Long planned Gulf of Mexico production began coming on in late 2015. 4. An overhang of...
  • Did The Supreme Court Just Put The Nail In The Coffin For Utilities?

    01/26/2016 3:20:03 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-01-2016 | utile
    The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745: Bad News for Electric Generators and Good News for Consumers On Monday (January 25) the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 6 to 2 decision, issued a ruling supporting the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 745 in a case titled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs Electric Power Supply Association (FERC vs EPSA). The issue before the court was whether FERC could compel regional power markets in the U.S. to pay consumers who reduce their electricity usage at critical periods. And if so, at what price? Consumers have adopted a panoply of energy...
  • Nearly half of Chicago's young black men are out of work, out of school

    01/25/2016 3:38:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    .chicagonow.com ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Austin Berg,
    Anecdotal evidence surrounding Chicago City Council’s Dec. 2, 2014, vote to hike the minimum wage by 58 percent over four and a half years suggests this trend will continue. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business employs over the summer by half. A Panera Bread location cited the hike when it decided to close, as did Home Run Inn pizza when it killed plans to open a new location in Portage Park.
  • Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: Building a case around a fraud

    01/25/2016 10:47:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/16 | Barry Shaw
    Palestinian condition is based on their repeated rejection of generous Israeli peace offers Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction campaigns are not built on any solid foundation. They are built on a hypothesis, hypothesis being a proposed explanation based on limited evidence, or no evidence at all. It is used by BDS as their starting point and its lack of intellectual depth and honesty is draped in a mantle of emotional claims and sloganeering. No need to elaborate or produce facts or statistics. Emotional sloganeering is more effective in rousing support. Something hypothetic is based on an imagined situation rather than fact....
  • Security Woes Threaten OPEC’s Second Largest Producer

    01/25/2016 9:31:38 AM PST · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-01-2016 | Wark Mahlberg
    Iraq has been one of the key contributors to the uptick in OPEC oil production over the past year and a half. Despite the fact that the country’s crude oil output has continuously been plagued by security concerns and faltering payments to international oil companies from both the Kurdish regional government (KRG) and Baghdad and an ongoing row over oil export rights, it has still managed to ramp up production to record levels. Iraq’s consistent and record oil output last year is, by and large, contributable to the production in the south of the country. According to a January 16....
  • Who is Right about Donald Trump's Political Party Affiliations?

    01/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Vanity
    I've seen a photo copy posted on FR threads that purports to prove that Donald Trump has been a Republican since 1980. "Smoking Gun" has reported that Trump has often changed parties citing the same source - New York City Board of Elections. I don't know if this New York City Board of Elections information sourced in this article has been added to the mix [showing party affiliation changes on forms signed by Donald Trump] so I'll add it here for discussion. ".......According to the New York City Board of Elections, Trump has changed his party affiliation five times since...