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  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • EEOC Announces New Workplace Regs [semi-satire]

    12/03/2016 11:14:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new workplace regulations requiring employers to accommodate the languages spoken by prospective hires and current employees or “face sanctions including fines and/or revocation of permission to operate.” Oddly, the EEOC cited “the growing diversity of the nation’s workforce as the justification for the new rule.” Under the new regulations requiring employees to speak or understand English is now deemed unlawful discrimination. “Employees have the right to communicate in a language of their own choosing,” EEOC Chairperson Jenny Yang argued. “It is the employer’s responsibility to learn the language of his employees or hire...
  • Trump speaks with "president" of Taiwan, harasses her sexually

    12/03/2016 9:53:13 AM PST · by DanMiller · 19 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by a well-known political commentator, the father of Pajama Boy. He is a true "Obama patriot," whose views should matter little after mid-day on January 20th. Here are the thoughts of President Reject Obama:President Elect Donald Trump violated all known rules of common decency by accepting a telephone call from Taiwanese "President" Tsai Ing-wen without My permission. Indeed, Ms. Tsai did as well by placing the call without My permission. Obviously, I would not have granted permission because it was just a trick, intended to embarrass Me and My fundamentally transformed country. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 9:13:43 AM PST · by rhett october · 19 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-3-2016 | Rhett October
    This past Friday, Donald Trump focused on a second U.S. manufacturing plant that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico due to the NAFTA trade imbalance and the highest-in-the-world corporate taxes of the United States at 35%. Paying the highest business taxes in the world makes it exceptionally difficult to do business in the United States compared to many other parts of the world such as Ireland where the corporate/business tax rate is 11%. Business has thrived in Ireland since the corporate tax rate was lowered to that percentage, resulting in large numbers of new jobs as businesses grew,...
  • Marines Considering Silencing All Small Arms

    12/03/2016 5:05:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Marine Corps is considering suppressing all small arms. Military organizations have historically been slow to adopt new technologies. They have been slow to adopt optical sights, which were overwhelmingly adopted by sportsmen long before they become common for ordinary soldiers. In the U.S. that was during the first Gulf War. Suppressors have been commonly used by sportsmen around the world for decades long before widespread adoption by any military. The United States is the exception, due to irrational regulation. The Marine Corp is in the process of equipping an entire battalion with suppressed small arms. From ameriforce.net: In...
  • What the Hell is wrong with Sarah Palin?

    12/02/2016 4:50:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 80 replies
    EEE | 02 DECEMBER 2016 | EEE
    Does she not know that Trump assured Carrier that he'll reduce the regulatory climate and lower taxes across the board, which will help not only Carrier but all American businesses overall. How is this crony capitalism? As far as tax credits or subsidies are concerned, those came from the state of IN. The point is, is that now's not the time to be engaging in this self-defeating crap. Trump already got his hands full by fighting off Hillary from stealing the election from him and walking on eggshells while Obola is still in the WH. Discuss this privately with Trump...
  • Sarah Palin: But… Wait… The Good Guys Won’t Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/02/2016 3:03:27 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 27 replies
    Youngcons.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Governor Sarah Palin
    When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.
  • Trump gave me "Winning AIDS"! ~ Humour

    12/02/2016 2:20:12 PM PST · by GraceG · 8 replies
    The Rebel Media ^ | The Rebel Media
    Trump gave Gavin McInnes winning AIDS.. Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgiHv5OTd0o
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Part 2: “The task of childhood”

    12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
  • The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

    12/02/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    And that is how real sponges arrived in fancy bath stores and were sold in beautiful packaging “Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek.” —Mr. Portokalis, character in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding” Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels. There are submersibles that operate at depths of 6,500 feet...
  • Buy [fill-in-the-blank]! Why the economics of the “buy local” movement is remarkably weak

    12/02/2016 8:28:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | 12/01/2016 | DON BOUDREAUX
    The argument that I make below against the economic case for “buying local” has almost certainly been made by others – perhaps, in some variety, even by me. So I here claim no originality. Still….Many advocates of “buying local” insist that buying local is good for the local economy and, hence, economically good for each person in the local economy. For a number of reasons, the economics on which the “buy local” movement rests is remarkably weak. (Just as it is a sure sign that someone has no sound grasp of economics if he or she believes that protectionism is...
  • Hilarious Christmas Video: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/02/2016 7:07:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Joe Hoft
    Hilarious Christmas Video: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years” Jim Hoft Dec 1st, 2016 6:18 pm 52 Comments Guest post by Joe Hoft This Christmas video is guaranteed to make your holiday season bright – “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years!”
  • The Mythology of HOT Lanes

    12/02/2016 2:11:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 27, 2016 | Kevin Posey
    In July Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stood on the platform of a train station in Alexandria to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation had granted $165 million for the Atlantic Gateway project.While this is a multimodal project featuring rail, bus, and highway improvements, it was clearly the latter that most enthused the governor. At one point during his remarks, he declared that because of the road projects, “Today, the congestion is going to end!”The primary focus of the highway improvements will be an extension of the HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes on I-95 and I-395. The only other speaker...
  • Trump: There's No Global Flag, Global Currency, Global Citizenship. We'll Be United As Americans

    12/01/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tim Hains
    At Donald Trump's first post-victory "Thank You" rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, the president-elect outlined his "America First" policy. He said that attempts to "separate us by race, by age, by income, by place of birth, and by geography" were over. He said: "Now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us. You know what that is? America." He continued: "We hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a 'globalized world.' But the relationships that people value in this country are local." "There is no global anthem. No global currency. No certificate of global...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Trump team considering Sen. Joe Manchin for energy secretary

    12/01/2016 12:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By DARIUS DIXON
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the discussions. The conservative Democrat “is being considered to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal,” one source said. Manchin told POLITICO Thursday afternoon that he and his staff haven’t been contacted by Trump’s transition team and he didn't have any trips to New York City on his calendar. But Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that has become increasingly more Republican over the past decade, also didn’t...
  • An evil drug

    12/01/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Patrick D Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children; Part 1 “It’s an evil drug.” So says Dam Le, who as a boy was prescribed Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster drug Risperdal while in the custody of the Maryland foster care system.
  • Tech reaches out to Donald Trump

    11/30/2016 9:20:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Silicon Beat ^ | November 30, 2016 | Levi Sumagaysay
    The tech industry has banded together in an attempt to reach out to Donald Trump, the president-elect it tried to defeat. Seventeen trade groups sent a letter to Trump Tuesday, asking him to consider principles the industry says will help growth and innovation. The groups pushed for government investment in tech infrastructure, tax reform and modernizing rules and laws, plus made recommendations for agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and more. They also felt the need to toot their own horn a little. “We are a powerful engine for economic growth and competitive strength, driving over...
  • Professionals in These Two Asian Cities Say Donald Trump Will Be Good for Business

    11/30/2016 7:06:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 30, 2016
    More than half of all business professionals in two financial hubs in Asia are viewing the results of the U.S. election in a positive light, according to a survey conducted two weeks after Donald Trump emerged as the victor. The survey, conducted in the financial districts of Hong Kong and Shanghai by deVere Group, an international financial consultancy, found that 55% of the over 650 people interviewed for the study think that a Trump presidency will be positive for the global economy. Even so, over two thirds of those interviewed were surprised by the result of the election, with 32%...
  • New UN Security Council Resolution Strengthens Sanctions against North Korea

    11/30/2016 6:12:41 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Joseph Klein
    But Iran, freed of sanctions, is likely to be the spoiler The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2321 (2016) on November 30th. It condemns the North Korean (DPRK) regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles while its people continue to suffer under inhumane conditions. The resolution strengthens previous UN-imposed sanctions on the DPRK in response to its fifth nuclear test conducted on September 9, 2016. The prior resolutions have failed to slow, much less eliminate, the DPRK’s nuclear program involving the development and testing of both nuclear device and ballistic missile capabilities. As UN Secretary General...
  • Hiding Behind the Ingredients: Kellogg’s

    11/30/2016 5:49:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    I will not buy Kellogg products. In fact, I won’t buy ANYthing from those who are not “aligned with our values.” BREITBART.com “DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers.” #DumpKellogs Hi kids. I’ve been eating Kellogg’s “cereal” for 70 years or more. Little did I know it appears to contain more apparent crap than a 1945 childrens’ chemistry set. Plus, they hate me.
  • Vegans Shriek at Beef Tallow in UK 5 Pound

    11/30/2016 5:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | WESLEY J. SMITH
    Vegans Shriek at Beef Tallow in UK 5 Pound Note by WESLEY J. SMITH November 30, 2016 7:59 PM Vegans in the UK are upset that they will have to touch money that contains a bit of beef tallow. From a column in The Guardian: Few industries are as secretive as the one that murders 22m animals each day in the UK alone, and the driving force for that shiftiness is a lust for profit. So the way the Bank of England tried to sneak out money containing animal products seems a fitting metaphor for the entire filthy racket. Oh...
  • The OPEC Deal: Here Are The Details

    11/30/2016 3:07:44 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 23 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-11-2016 | Your garden gnome
    Oil prices surged more than 8 percent on Wednesday as OPEC shocked the world and reached an agreement to cut production. If OPEC members succeed in implementing the deal, set to take effect in January, it could erase the global surplus in an instant. “The sentiment generally is optimistic and positive," Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said before the final meeting on Wednesday. “Any production-restraint agreement has to be distributed in an equitable way. We are getting close.” Oil prices skyrocketed on his comments and on the news that a deal was within reach. Still, there was a lot...
  • Goldman Sachs poised for return to power in Trump White House

    11/30/2016 3:05:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2016 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Government Sachs is returning to Washington. After a decade in the wilderness, Wall Street’s most powerful firm, Goldman Sachs, is dominating the early days of the incoming Trump administration. The newly picked Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, spent 17 years at Goldman. Trump’s top incoming White House adviser, Steve Bannon, spent his early career at the bank. So did Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump’s top transition advisers. Goldman’s president, Gary Cohn, spent an hour schmoozing with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday and could be up for an administration job, possibly as director of the Office of Management and...
  • Trump considering Goldman Sachs president for top budget post

    11/30/2016 2:25:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2016 | Ben White and Jake Sherman
    President-elect Donald Trump is considering Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn for a senior administration job, possibly as director of the Office of Management and Budget, several sources close to the situation said on Wednesday. People familiar with the matter say Cohn's meeting with Trump on Tuesday included talks about a potential job in the new administration, possibly to run OMB, a sprawling office that will handle much of Trump's budget policy after he takes office in January. Cohn, who is friendly with Republicans and Democrats in Washington, is a longtime commodities trader who became Goldman's president and co-chief operating officer...
  • Trump says he will leave his entire business enterprise ‘in total’

    11/30/2016 8:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Details coming in December 15 press conference Politically this is probably a smart move, and in the short term it might make him a better president. There are precedents it sets that I’m not sure I like, but we’ll get to that. Here are the basics: President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his “great business in total” to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the businessman-in-chief’s conflicts of interest around the globe.
  • Soros, Democracy Alliance, Dark Money, and Violence

    11/30/2016 7:16:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Nov 29, 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Soros, Democracy Alliance, Dark Money, and Violence Written by William F. Jasper Tuesday, 29 November 2016 In the days and weeks since Donald Trump’s historic upset victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Big Money establishment globalists have been in hyper-drive, colluding and scheming to launch a multi-pronged effort to undo the election. Their plan involves multiple operations providing simultaneous “pressure from above and below,” utilizing legal challenges, petitions, media campaigns, and “direct action” street violence. On November 22, two weeks after Donald Trump was declared to have been elected the 45th president of the United States, the Open Society Foundations...
  • Oil Prices Spike As OPEC Reaches Deal On Production Cut

    11/30/2016 6:59:28 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-11-2016 | Tsvetana
    Defying all odds, OPEC provisionally reached the much-hyped agreement to cut output in a bid to boost oil prices. According to an OPEC delegate quoted by Bloomberg News, the ministerial meeting in Vienna has just reached a deal to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day to 32.5 million barrels per day. But there’s a catch. According to a ZeroHedge tweet, it looks like the OPEC deal would be conditional on a subsequent deal with non-OPEC producers in December to agree on a 600,000-bpd cut. If this is indeed the case, the oil production cut saga and drama will...
  • Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to be Trump's deputy commerce secretary

    11/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Nov 30, 2016
    Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to be Trump's deputy commerce secretary Wednesday, November 30, 2016 CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs' co-owner Todd Ricketts has been chosen to serve the Trump Administration as deputy Commerce Secretary under billionaire Wilbur Ross. Wednesday morning, news leaked that after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his New York offices last week, the 2016 World Champions' Ricketts was open to the opportunity to serve the incoming commander-in-chief.
  • Luxury electric vehicle manufacturer coming to Arizona

    11/30/2016 6:19:50 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A California startup will build a $700 million plant in Casa Grande to manufacture luxury electric vehicles. The plan by Lucid Motors, announced Tuesday, eventually will involve hiring 2,000 workers for what would be the state's only car manufacturing operation. The first hires will take place next year, with training for the jobs through the community and technical colleges in Pinal and Maricopa counties. Plans are to have the first vehicles ready for sale by 2018 with the goal of producing 8,000 to 10,000 built the first year. The goal is full-scale production of more than 50,000 a...
  • How President Trump can Defang Federal Gun Free Zones

    11/30/2016 3:50:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President elect Trump has promised to do away with Gun Free Zones. Because of multitudinous, overlapping, Federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations, President Trump will not be able to eliminate all Gun Free Zones immediately. He can, unilaterally, do away with enormous swaths of them from the oval office, with a pen and a phone. The key is to understand how these zones have been constructed.  The Federal zones consist of three large pieces and a multitude of smaller chunks. The three large pieces can be eliminated by executive order and findings from the executive branch. The...
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • Writing about the ‘alt-right’ (AP Style Guide)

    11/29/2016 12:38:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP Blog ^ | 11/28/16 | John Daniszewski
    Recent developments have put the so-called “alt-right” movement in the news. They highlight the need for clarity around use of the term and around some related terms, such as “white nationalism” and “white supremacism.” Let’s tackle them.The “alt-right” or “alternative right” is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism,...
  • FL: "Straw Purchase" v. Discrimination Crossfire Demonstrated

    11/29/2016 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Two teenagers go into a gun store. One is white. The other is black, and a Muslim. The white teen is advising the black teen on what to buy. Is it a "Straw Purchase"? Several stores have been sued for millions of dollars because they legally sold a gun to someone who later committed a crime. Gun retailers have been exhorted to be careful in who they sell to. They have been told to exercise judgment. They have been told that when in doubt, refuse to sell. The Reese family in New Mexico, had their lives ruined, and spent...
  • Caetano Used to Challenge another Stun Gun Ban

    11/28/2016 7:00:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 March of 2016, the Supreme Court issued a remarkable and, apparently to the Court, non-controversial decision.  In the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), the Court held that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). While the decision, which was unanimous, has far...
  • Progressives Blaming their “Fake News” on Russia

    11/28/2016 5:18:55 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    Bent-out-of-shape lies of the progressives are fast becoming their hand-made version of THE TRUTH It’s got to be the hypocrisy of all time that the same progressives who worked to advance Communism as an ideal in America—starting at the grade school level and moving outward— are now trying to advance the idea that it is the Russians and not dirty Democrats who are behind the wholly progressive-manufactured “Fake News” scandal. Now that they’ve been caught, red-handed, blaming the very thing that they cultured, nourished and grew in America, the liars who blame “Fake News” on the Russians, should be outed...
  • Cramer: 'Anything that Trump said is going to come true'

    11/28/2016 3:18:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 28, 2016 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    The post-election market rally can be attributed to President-elect Donald Trump's vows coming to fruition, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday. "This is a remarkable rally because it's based on everything that this guy says — like anything that Trump said is going to come true." Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." "And I think that's because people just feel like the Republican Party's going to fall in line." Major U.S. equity indexes have spiked since Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election. The Russell 2000 has notched its longest daily winning streak since 1996. Cramer said...
  • Undeterred By Trump Threats, Schlumberger Signs Deal With Iran

    11/28/2016 2:18:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-11-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    Just about everyone right now wants to know where President-elect Donald Trump stands on Iran, and what fate lies ahead for the nuclear deal and the easing of sanctions that have energy companies’ mouths watering—not the least of them oilfield services giant Schlumberger, which has just hedged its bets that sanctions are history despite heavy rhetoric to the contrary. Schlumberger has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian South Oil Company for the development of oilfields in Iran’s southern Khouzestan province, making it the second Western energy major to return to Iran after the lifting of most sanctions....
  • Michigan certifies Trump as winner–Donald Trump has officially won Michigan

    11/28/2016 11:17:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Poltico ^ | 11/28/16 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Donald Trump has officially won Michigan, the final state to be awarded and the capstone of Trump’s unlikely run of narrow victories in the Midwestern states that will deliver the first-time political candidate to the White House. Michigan’s Board of Canvassers certified the results on Monday afternoon in Lansing. Trump won 2,279,543 votes (47.6 percent), according to the certified results — 10,704 more than Hillary Clinton’s 2,268,839 (47.4 percent). Trump becomes the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Michigan since George H.W. Bush won it in 1988, breaking a six-cycle Democratic winning streak. That adds Michigan’s 16 electoral votes to...
  • 2011 video: Trump works as bellhop, dog walker, bathroom cleaner in his hotel

    11/28/2016 10:53:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "Am I allowed to accept tips?" Let’s not pretend this is anything more than what it is. It’s staged, of course, and it’s anyone’s guess how many takes they had to shoot to get the footage they used. It was also five years ago, which means Trump wasn’t doing it as a campaign stunt.
  • Saudis believe Trump will unleash America's economy

    11/28/2016 10:50:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 28, 2016 | Matt Egan
    Count Saudi Arabia among the believers in Donald Trump's ability to make America grow again. Saudi Arabia is downplaying the need for OPEC to make good on its promise to cut oil production at Wednesday's meeting in Vienna. That promise was originally made in September, back when President-elect Trump was still a long shot to win the White House. But Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi energy minister, on Sunday said there will be more thirst for oil in 2017 and oil prices will stabilize without OPEC intervention. OPEC doesn't need to cut output, Falih said, because "we can also depend on...
  • Upward Mobility and Discrimination: Asians and African Americans

    11/28/2016 8:19:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Tabarrok
    Asians in America faced heavy discrimination and animus in the early twentieth century. Yet, after institutional restrictions were lifted in the late 1940s, Asian incomes quickly converged to white incomes. Why? In the politically incorrect paper of the year (ungated) Nathaniel Hilger argues that convergence was due to market forces subverting discrimination. ... Despite this intense discrimination, Asian (primarily Japanese and Chinese) incomes converged to white incomes as early as 1960 and certainly by 1980. One argument is that Asians invested so heavily in education that convergence has been overstated but Hilger shows that convergence occurred conditional on education. Similarly,...
  • GA: Employee Uses Tactical Judgment, Shoots Armed Robber

    11/26/2016 3:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from 11alive.com On November 21, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, an armed robber attempted to victimize a Dollar store. Attempted is the operative word. The suspect did not succeed. He was wounded twice for his efforts, then he was arrested. He is lucky to have survived. From 11alive.com: Atlanta Police say the man walked into the store around 9:55 p.m., pulled a gun and demanded the contents of the store’s cash register. As the robber was leaving the store with the cash register itself, an Atlanta Police spokesman said one of the store’s employees pulled a personal handgun and...
  • Meet the 19-year-old high school dropout who wants to 3D print cities

    11/25/2016 6:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech in Asia ^ | November 24, 2016 | Eva Xiao
    Chris Kelsey is a high school dropout. He’s also a millionaire and a serial entrepreneur. “Growing up as a teenager, I didn’t have any money,” he tells Tech in Asia. “And when I started Appsitude, I finally did, and I was thinking, what is something that we can do to change the world?” Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Cazza, a construction automation company. Before that, he was the CEO of Appsitude, a mobile app development and marketing startup that he founded when he was 17. In October, Appsitude was acquired by Indian entrepreneur and investor Deepansh Jain, giving...
  • Can Apprenticeship Programs Help In Making Donald Trump's Manufacturing Job Revival Plan Possible?

    11/25/2016 5:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Parent Herald ^ | November 21, 2016 | Olivia Etienne
    The victory of Republican presidential bet, Donald Trump, in the recent presidential elections comes with the soon fulfillment of his promise to resurrect the withered manufacturing sector. Prior to 1980s, the sector is bustling with eight-hour-a-day workers striving with a profitable yet laborious job while possessing only a high school diploma. But now, times have changed and so are the industry's demands. Unlike in the '80s, most manufacturing jobs now require a higher degree of education. While Donald Trump's aim to revive the industry is a shot to the moon, it can be achieved through apprenticeship programs, which will help...
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • If there ever was a time to drop cable or news subscriptions, its now

    11/25/2016 2:43:10 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 26 replies
    Looks like the media has learned absolutely zero from this election. They are preparing round two to steal the election before the inauguration and when that fails they already have outlined how the next 4 years of coverage are going to be. If there has ever been a time to drop them, it's now. No subscriptions. No more liberal rag papers. No more magazines that tout this crap. Let them fail.
  • Wall St. Journal Trying to Manipulate Small Biz Yeomanry into US Chamber/Biz Rountable Thinking

    11/25/2016 12:13:20 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    11/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    'Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many' is the poison pill they're currently pedaling. The US Chamber and the Business Roundtable have made themselves the class enemies of small business yeomanry. (I live by an upper-middle-class neighborhood heavy with craftsmen and tradesmen; they are just as substantial as elite Ivy League 'Boaters' and Wall St. "We Ripped Their FACES Off!" Sharks.) Latino small biz owners don't need the Wall St. Journal's take on immigration, they are equally substantial with 'white' biz, if anything, more conservative. The Journo/Chamber/Rountable Axis only promotes defiance of law. Small...