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  • I introduced Mike Pence in Atlanta last night . . .

    08/30/2016 7:23:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/16 | Herman Cain
    . . . and here's what he said I was honored beyond words last night to have been asked to introduce Gov. Mike Pence when he visited Atlanta last night. And while he made a lot of great points in his speech last night - all of which you can see below - I thought he may have summed it up best when he simply pointed out that while Americans are tired of all the failure they’ve been getting out of Washington D.C., the Democrats went ahead and nominated the one person who perfectly represents all of it. He also...
  • Fantastic: Obama’s final budget explodes deficit to $590 billion

    08/29/2016 5:56:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    That's a 35 percent increase, and it brings debt held by the public to the highest share of GDP since 1952 If I told you the deficit was soaring, economic growth was terrible and ObamaCare was collapsing, you’d assume that Obama’s approval ratings would be in the tank and the Democrats would have no hope of electing someone who basically promises to continue his policies. Well, I’m telling you. All this is happening. But these are not the major issues in the presidential campaign because one candidate is hopelessly corrupt and dishonest and the other one just really bothers people...
  • VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees

    08/29/2016 5:20:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2016 | Julia Hahn
    VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees Julia Hahn 29 Aug 2016 Washington D.C.340 In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit. “The truth is that the big loser in this over the long run is going to be Syria. This is an enormous opportunity for Americans,” Bill Clinton said about the Syrian migrant crisis. Detroit has 10,000 empty, structurally sound houses—10,000. And lot of jobs to be had repairing those houses. Detroit just came out of bankruptcy and the...
  • Oil Floods The Streets Of Iraqi Town After ISIS Opens Tap

    08/29/2016 9:30:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 29-08-2016 | Irina
    Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set the crude on fire. Iraqi News notes that this is not the first time that the ISIS militants have resorted to this response: before Qayyarah was liberated by the Iraqi army and the U.S.-led coalition forces, the terrorist group spilled crude from the local pipeline into the Tigris River, which runs through the...
  • Another Way Citizen’s Pay for Illegal Aliens

    08/29/2016 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/16 | Michael Shannon
    HOLA! bill. That’s HOLA as in Hidden Outlay for Left’s Amnesty The Shannon family’s latest unexpected encounter with federal immigration policy couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time. Here it is almost tax day and my daughter is hit with an unexpected HOLA! bill. That’s HOLA as in Hidden Outlay for Left’s Amnesty. My daughter is driving along in Dallas and as she proceeds through an intersection, her car is T–boned by a red–light–running illegal alien who’s here to cause the car crashes Americans don’t want to cause.
  • Anheuser-Busch Expects Major Layoffs After It Buys SABMiller (5,500 jobs)

    08/28/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 26, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch expects to cut some 3% of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller, according to takeover documents published on Friday. That would be some 5,500 jobs, according to a source with information on the offer. AB is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters....
  • Indoor farming will be integral to the world’s food security

    08/28/2016 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Day ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    FARMING will need to shift towards indoor vertical farms and precision techniques that could make use of drones. Just as important will be the planting of drought-resistant crops and even printing meat to secure food production globally. This is according to Ernst Janovsky, senior agricultural economist at Absa, who emphasised that technology will need to be incorporated into farming practices in order to keep up with costs and supply. Speaking at an Absa Agribusiness roundtable in Centurion on Tuesday, Janovsky said population growth would create more demand for food, water and land. By 2050, the global population is expected to...
  • Wind Turbines, Rusting Giants of the Environmental Watermelon Religion

    08/28/2016 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    A dream born by the environmental watermelon religion, green on the outside, red on the inside I saw the once verdant wheat fields of Eastern Europe covered with ugly wind turbines, slowly spinning their huge blades into the wind. A few funnel dust swirls were blowing the topsoil into the air. They did not appear to be connected to any storage station that would distribute the electrical power generated. I searched and found out that they were really not connected to any network, were not generating usable electricity, they were all for show to placate the “green growth” European bureaucrats...
  • Open Carry Restaurant in Utah hits Snag with Liberal Landlords

    08/28/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sea Bears Ogden Fish House has become prosperous as a restaurant that welcomes and practices the open carry of firearms.  They have done so well they needed to move to a larger venue.  That venue was Union Station in Ogden.There are four museums at the station. One is the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, another is the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a third is the Browning Classic Car Museum, and the fourth is the Utah State Railroad Museum.  It seems like a good fit. From standard.net: For more than a year now, owners, employees and...
  • LinkedIn Enters The Gig Economy With An Upwork Competitor

    08/27/2016 10:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 24, 2016 | Sarah Kessler
    LinkedIn has created a freelance marketplace. Launched on Wednesday, "LinkedIn ProFinder" asks employers to submit contract jobs in categories such as design, writing, or financial services and promises to send them up to five free quotes from LinkedIn users in response. Connecting freelancers to work has become a big business for other companies. Thumbtack, a company that uses a similar match-making strategy by asking workers to submit quotes for jobs from wedding planning to accounting to home repair, charges workers a fee each time they bid on a job. Last year, its investors valued the company at $1.3 billion. Upwork,...
  • Obama creating ‘startup visas’ to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.

    08/27/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    GeekWire ^ | August 26, 2016 | Monica Nickelsburg
    The Obama administration is making it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in the U.S. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publishing the White House’s International Entrepreneur Rule. The program grants temporary visas to startup founders from other countries if their companies meet certain requirements, like financing from U.S. investors. To qualify for what the White House calls “startup visas,” entrepreneurs must own at least 15 percent of a U.S. startup, and demonstrate the company’s growth potential, investments from qualified American investors, and “significant public benefit to the United States.” The rule would allow entrepreneurs that fit...
  • The Latest: Trump says he will end 'war on American farmer'

    08/27/2016 5:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Lancaster Farming ^ | August 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 4:20 p.m. Donald Trump is telling Iowans that one of his campaign goals is to "make America grow again." Speaking at a rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump touted his plans to boost economic growth and help American farmers, including his proposal to lower the tax rate on family farms to 15 percent....
  • Digital Currencies Are Bringing to Reality Hayek's Free Market Money

    08/27/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by amorphous · 51 replies
    Cryptocoin News ^ | 28 August 2016 | Andrew Quentson
    “When one studies the history of money one cannot help wondering why people should have put up for so long with governments exercising an exclusive power over 2,000 years that was regularly used to exploit and defraud them. This can be explained only by the myth (that the government prerogative was necessary) becoming so firmly established that it did not occur even to the professional students of these matters (for a long time including the present writer!) ever to question it. But once the validity of the established doctrine is doubted its foundation is rapidly seen to be fragile.” –...
  • Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says

    08/27/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2016
    Health Reform: This week Illinois' insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration's response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don't worry. Be happy. Anyone shopping for ObamaCare coverage in Illinois this fall is in for a big shock. The average increase for cheap Bronze plans is likely 44%. It's 45% for the lowest-cost Silver plan, and 55% for the cheapest Gold plan.
  • Clinton Foundation Called "Economic Dynamo" [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 10:18:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    Revelations that the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department granted favors to governments, corporations, and individuals that made donations to the Clinton Foundation have stirred concerns that a Clinton presidency might be tainted by corruption. Foundation president Donna Shalala urged that "we take a more balanced look at the totality of the situation." "On the surface, the proximity of the donations and actions taken by Secretary Clinton does appear suspicious," Shalala admitted. "However, Hillary has repeatedly said that all the actions she took would have been taken regardless of any donations that were made to the Foundation. Clearly donors weren't buying...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • AP Story on Conflicts of Interest Puts Hillary on the Defensive

    08/27/2016 8:08:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/16 | Roger Aronoff
    The relationship between the Clinton Foundation and her State Department is proving to be a significant problem for Hillary Clinton The Clinton family’s history of pay-for-play while Hillary was secretary of state is blatant, willful, and indisputable. The latest chapter in the Clintons’ quid pro quo scheme was brought to light by the Associated Press. But many in the media have quickly moved past this story, even insisting that the AP was cherry-picking their data to make Mrs. Clinton look bad. Some news organizations, such as CNN, reported the latest revelations as being pounced on by the Trump campaign—rather than...
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isn’t Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds — and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (“aquafeed,” in industry parlance) contains fish — specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught “forage” fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • Sorry, Hillary: Trump’s policies are clearly better for blacks

    08/26/2016 2:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | John Lott
    Hillary Clinton claims that some of Donald Trump’s appeal is “xenophobic, racist, misogynistic.” On Thursday she asked, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?” But who actually cares more about blacks, in particular poor blacks? On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump’s policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades. Hillary’s policies will just exacerbate them. And no amount of speeches will change that. On education, Trump strongly supports school choice. This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools. Clinton attacks charters and...
  • EpiPen price spike: Daughter of Dem senator takes advantage of FDA red tape to exploit monopoly

    08/25/2016 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hillary feigns outrage, but everything about this has Democrat fingerprints on it Just like earlier this year with Martin Shkreli and Daraprim, the Internet is full of outrage the past few days over the action of Mylan CEO Heather Fausch to raise the price of the live-saving drug EpiPen to $500 per unit. And as always happens, politicians are getting into the act, particularly Hillary Clinton, who raged that Mylan must reduce the price immediately - as if pharmaceutical companies check with candidates for political office in setting their pricing. But if Hillary really wants to manifest her rage -...
  • The Lack of EpiPen Competitors is the FDA's Fault

    08/25/2016 11:26:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    There’s a new bout of outrage over an expensive medicine or medical treatment. While the good in question changes each time, the blame always seems to fall on greedy corporations who just aren’t regulated enough. Free markets and capitalism are the scapegoat, even when nothing remotely resembling unhampered markets in health care is in place in the United States. This time, it’s the EpiPen, a device that easily and safely injects epinephrine to quickly open up airways for people undergoing severe anaphylaxis because of an extreme allergy. It has saved the lives of countless people who are allergic to bee...
  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 7:51:18 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 49 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-08-2016 | Jim
    We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and not enough real future. You may, in short, be a lithium skeptic, one of many. And yet, despite this skepticism, lithium demand is rising steadily and sharply, and indications that a shortage may be looming are very real. It won’t be a shortage in terms...
  • Your Next Nuke Will Be Small And Modular

    08/24/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Lynch
    For at least two decades, nuclear engineers have been talking about new reactor designs, but few have progressed to become important components of the industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there are always boosters and their enthusiasm should be treated with caution, but there is definitely potential for advances that could mean a surge in nuclear power. One aspect that needs greater attention is the benefit of smaller reactors, which greatly reduce risk on the part of investors. Some new designs are more incrementally advanced, such as the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) developed by Areva and EDF in France,...
  • U.S. Gasoline Prices Surprisingly Rise In Late-Summer Week

    08/23/2016 2:25:04 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-08-2016 | Paraskova
    In one of the rare recent increases for a late-summer week, U.S. retail gasoline prices unexpectedly rose in the week to August 22, by US$0.044 to US$ 2.193 per gallon, according to data by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Gasoline prices have dropped during this particular week in eight of the past ten years, and last week saw the biggest increase for this week since a US$0.062 rise in 2005. In the previous two August weeks, U.S. average gasoline prices had stood at US$2.150 in the week to August 8 and at US$2.149 in the week to August 15....
  • Boom, Balance Or Bust: What's Next For Oil?

    08/23/2016 9:27:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-08-2016 | Nick
    Oil prices have surged more than 20 percent in the last two weeks but there is quite a bit of disagreement over whether or not the rally can continue. The spark that created the bull market was the decision from OPEC to hold an unscheduled meeting in Algiers in September to discuss a production freeze. On the one hand, it would seem odd that OPEC members would once again go through all the motions and trouble of holding another meeting without a high degree of confidence that this time will be different. On the other hand, it has been years...
  • Corporate Welfare’s Strange Allure for Politicians

    08/23/2016 7:25:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    It’s not coincidence or bad luck that causes government economic development programs to so reliably fail to meet their promises — there are good reasons to expect this. So why do politicians keep returning to this dry well? Sadly, even an unconventional, non-careerist politician like Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is taking a turn with an executive order that appears to embrace the flawed economic central planning vision that inspires such programs. He is doing so despite having expressed skepticism about such programs in his first election campaign and reducing their scale after he was elected. The governor's executive order creates...
  • U.S. Gasoline Consumption On Target For A Record Year

    08/22/2016 2:33:38 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-08-2016 | Rob
    In last month’s Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected that it now expects record U.S. gasoline consumption this year This projected increase follows several years of lower gasoline demand that resulted from persistently rising gasoline prices over the past decade. From 2002 to 2012 the average retail price of gasoline rose nearly every year, from an annual average of $1.39/gal in 2002 to $3.68/gal in 2012. Consumers responded to these higher prices in multiple ways, which cumulatively led to falling gasoline demand. Some even suggested that U.S. gasoline demand had permanently peaked, as a result...
  • Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?

    08/22/2016 9:56:17 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-06-2016 | OP
    The investigation by a handful of attorneys general into ExxonMobil has much more to do with the oil major misleading investors than it does about covering up climate science. The legal headache stems from several news reports that ExxonMobil buried decades of internal climate science in order to protect its interests. That has environmental groups crying foul, blaming the oil company for decades of policy inaction to stop the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. That also was a key reason that New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, along with several other AGs from different states, opened up an investigation into...
  • California Senate Bill Benefits Taxpayer-Financed Union Slush Fund

    08/22/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    This is about the labor groups coming and trying to silence one voice and eliminate the ability of nonunion workers to have a voice in the political sphere The Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978 is rearing its ugly head once again in the California Legislature, as it roars to the end of the 2015-16 session. The idea behind the “Labor Management Cooperation Committee” ostensibly is to improve communication between representatives of Labor and Management, expand and improve working relationships between worker and managers, and to ensure health and safety working conditions in the construction industry, among other stated goals. But...
  • Obamacare is unsustainable — the backbone could collapse, expert warns

    08/21/2016 4:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 17, 2016 | Abigail Stevenson
    If politicians don't fix the Affordable Care Act, then the vulnerable Blue Cross and local HMO plans — which serve as the backbone of Obamacare — must exit, said Robert Laszewski, the President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. "What the politicians need to do is to understand they have got about a year to fix this," he said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell." Republicans do not want to fix the existing flaws for Obamacare, Laszewski said. Instead, they want to repeal and replace it. He added that Democrats are now stating that they would rather go to...
  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 11:27:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | August 19, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. When produced using renewable energy, hydrogen could cost nearly the equivalent of 50-cent-per-gallon gasoline, according to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That will only happen if "the stars align" and several factors work in hydrogen's favor, notes industry trade journal WardsAuto noted in a June report on...
  • Trudeau’s Bail-In Now Law to Allow Banks to Confiscate Your Deposits

    08/21/2016 7:47:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Dr. Charles McVety
    In the crash of 2008 governments "bailed out" banks with billions of dollars. The next time around banks will be permitted to seize your deposits and exchange them for shares, shares in a failed bank. On June 22, 2016 Bill C15 became law along with its controversial “Bail-In Regime”. In the crash of 2008 governments “bailed out” banks with billions of dollars. The next time around banks will be permitted to seize your deposits and exchange them for shares, shares in a failed bank. Some say that Canadian banks are so strong Canadians don’t have to worry. But the experts...
  • Why no, Hillary, spreading the wealth around has not been good for everybody

    08/21/2016 7:44:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | HERMAN CAIN
    Or anybody One of the favorite tactics of Democrats is to demand to be allowed to do something, and then, once they’ve done it and it didn’t work, pretend they never got to do it and insist the solution is to do the dumb thing they already did. Remember the conversation in 2008 between then-Sen. Barack Obama and Joe the Plumber? Joe tried to explain to Obama how his tax increases would negative affect a small business like his. Obama’s response was, “When you spread the wealth around, that’s good for everybody.”
  • Could graphene solve world water shortages? A new exhibition examines the evidence

    08/20/2016 5:36:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | July 24, 2016 | Sarah Walters
    Among Manchester’s proudest scientific developments has to be graphene - it’s very own homegrown wonder material first isolated by scientists at the University of Manchester back in 2004. A material made from a single atom layer of carbon that is super lightweight, super conductive and super strong, it seems to have endless capabilities in the modern world - from smart clothing to intergalactic exploration. Twelve years after its discovery via a sticky tape dispenser - and six years since its developers Andre Geim (pictured below) and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics - and interest in graphene...
  • LEED for vertical farms? Defining high-tech sustainable food

    08/20/2016 3:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Green ^ | August 19, 2016 | Lauren Hepler
    The Association for Vertical Farming aims to create the first sustainability standard for towering indoor food systems From shipping containers-turned-micro farms to fruit-picking robots, the wide world of agriculture techis attracting attention and investor dollars as increasingly urgent concerns about food scarcity come into focus. Amid a wave of in-field technology, food data analytics and experimental urban agriculture, the particularly futuristic field of vertical farming is attracting entrants including industrial incumbents such as Fujitsu and upstarts such as AeroFarms, City Farm and Green Sense. As ag tech blooms, attracting a total $4.6 billion in investment during 2015, the nonprofit Association...
  • What the Fed Hasn't Fixed (and Actually Made Worse)

    08/20/2016 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The Fed has not only failed to fix what's broken in the U.S. economy--it has actively mad those problems worse. The Federal Reserve claims its monetary interventions saved America from economic ruin in 2009, and have bolstered growth ever since. Don't hurt yourself patting your own backs, Fed governors past and present: it's bad enough that the Fed can't fix the economy's real problems--its policies actively make them worse. After seven long years of politicos and the financial media glorifying the Federal Reserve's policies as god-like in their power and efficacy, let's take a quick look at the results of...
  • EPA: Harley-Davidson Must Buy Stoves As Punishment For Air Violations

    08/19/2016 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is going after Harley-Davidson for allegedly selling motorcycles that emit more air pollution than the almighty federal government allows, and is punishing them by making them pay for people’s stoves. The federal tree-hugging watchdog complained that the motorcycle company “manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as ‘super tuners,’ that, once installed, caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.” “Since January 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allow users to modify certain aspects...
  • Testimonies Reveal Brutal Truth Behind Late-Term Abortions

    08/19/2016 7:42:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Live Action News reported on a European physician who provided a heartbreaking narrative of a senior gynecologist telling her interns to suffocate a baby if it happens to be born alive after an abortion. Dr. D.F. claims to have been a student at the time. She stated:
  • My view: For future nuclear electric power, small is the answer

    08/19/2016 6:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Gary Sandquist
    On the horizon are U.S.-designed small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) that range from 50 megawatts to 300 megawatts electrical power output. Like renewables (wind and solar), SMRs produce no air pollution or global warming gases, but SMRs are also capable of generating base load electrical power on demand. Almost 50 companies are creating designs for SMRs using 21st-century technology and enhanced features. These designs include modularity, efficient factory construction, rapid siting and exceptional safe operation. Very important is that SMRs are less expensive and easier and faster to site and build than conventional 1,200-megawatt nuclear plants. Reliance on renewables as...
  • MA: AG Healy's Diktat on Gun Ban to be Challenged in Court

    08/19/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, will have her dikat baning numerous semi-automatic rifles challenged in court. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has stated it will file a lawsuit against the AG on the measure. The NSSF is the gun industry trade association.  From bostonherald.com: The firearm industry group, based in Newtown, Conn., said it retained former U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan for the lawsuit, which will attack Healey’s interpretation of the 
statute that could be used to ban the sale of all semiautomatic guns. Keane declined to detail the plans for the lawsuit and to name other parties joining the...
  • Ending National Sovereignty One Industry at a Time

    08/19/2016 5:01:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/16 | Tim Birdnow
    Coal and steel in Europe - coal and lead in America: Citizens are taking a back seat to globalist ambitions by the ruling class “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”—Strobe Talbot, Bill Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, Time, July 20th, 1992. Despite the recent Brexit vote on the British Isles, the European Union still maintains its stranglehold on most of the old continent, and this über-nation has overridden the wishes of the member state’s public to varying...
  • Di Leo: Chain Closings and the Very Big Picture

    08/18/2016 8:38:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 29 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    Should we be worried if the stock market doesn’t seem to be? We get the oddest mixed signals from the economy sometimes, don’t we? In recent months, we have learned of 95 Ruby Tuesday restaurants that will be shutting their doors… and that Macy’s will be closing a hundred department stores… and that 255 Hancock Fabric stores will be closing… and that Sports Authority will close virtually all 450 of its locations… the list goes on and on. Every week, there’s another such announcement, and yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average keeps setting record highs. And so, some of us...
  • Sentifi Insights Aetna Retaliates DOJ’s Blocking its Merger with Humana

    08/18/2016 7:15:23 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 2 replies
    Sentifi Insights ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | HV
    Aetna’s decision to reduce its Obamacare business appears to stem from the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block Aetna’s merger with rival Humana. In short, it’s an act of retaliation. As a result, Aetna continues to dominate Sentifi Top Attentions list for the third consecutive day.
  • Why there’s no surge in ammo sales this election year

    08/18/2016 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    In 2008 and 2012 the firearms industry saw a surge in both gun and ammo sales thanks to the presidential election, and while this cycle is no different for gun sales — in fact, this maybe a record year — ammo is a different story. Mark DeYoung, chief executive officer of Vista Outdoor, a conglomerate of shooting and outdoor brands said consumers just aren’t buying up ammunition like they had in those years. “As you’ll recall, we were out of stock,” he said during a conference call with investors last week. He thinks consumers built up a vast inventory...
  • Let a real CEO, not the media, tell you why Trump is making changes to his campaign

    08/18/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Herman Cain
    Good leaders recognize when changing circumstances call for action I always find it amusing when the political media try to analyze why changes are made to a candidate’s campaign structure. The storylines are always predictable: It’s a “shakeup” in response to “bad poll numbers” or “internal strife” or something along those lines, helpfully explained by people who have never had leadership positions in their lives. So when Donald Trump made changes to his campaign’s leadership structure this past week, you could easily guess that it would be reported in that exact manner.
  • Is The Oil Production Efficiency Boom Coming To An End?

    08/18/2016 7:58:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-08-2016 | Peter
    “How much more productive can these new wells get?” I asked my host who had kindly invited me on a field trip to some of western Canada’s most prolific oil fields. Looking down the aisle of bobbing pump jacks, seven in a row on one side of the immaculate gravel pad, the veteran oil executive replied, “We can get up to 1,000 barrels a day out of some of the new ones, but that’s not a limit; we’re improving the economics and productivity with each new well.” Impressive I thought, subconsciously nodding my head in sync with the leading pump...
  • After years of pain, coal becomes one of the hottest commodities of 2016

    08/17/2016 11:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2016 | Henning Gloystein
    Less than a year after the coal industry was declared to be in terminal decline, the fossil fuel has staged its steepest price rally in over half a decade, making it one of the hottest major commodities. Cargo prices for Australian thermal coal from its Newcastle terminal, seen as the Asian benchmark, have soared over 35 percent since mid-June to more than one-year highs of almost $70 a tonne, pushed by surprise increases in Chinese imports. "Coal markets, after five years of declining prices, appear to have found a bottom in the first quarter," Australia's Whitehaven Coal said on Thursday,...
  • No Riots After Black Teens Shoot a Black Good Samaritan

    08/17/2016 6:48:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 17, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Two black teens, Deon Frasier, 17, and Michael Dupree-Tyler, 19, were arrested Monday and are being held without bond in a North Charleston jail after they shot a 45-year-old black man who stopped to help them pull their car out of a ditch. Al? Jesse? Mr. Obama? ….Anyone? Fox News reported the story Wednesday following a local report from WCSC-TV in North Charleston, S.C., which stated:
  • 'Black olives matter': Just a joke or real disrespect?

    08/17/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2016 | Doug Criss
    A New Mexico restaurant generated controversy -- and profits -- this summer with a play on "Black Lives Matter." Now it's coasting on the uproar that began with its sign and has printed hats and T-shirts with the phrase, jumping straight into the seemingly never-ending national conversation on race. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, put the phrase "black olives matter" on his sign last month to help sell a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade. It worked like a charm, bringing in more business, with some people adding black olives to every dish they...
  • Michigan Requires More Than 200 Occupational Licenses

    08/17/2016 6:08:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2016 | Jacob Weaver
    If you want to work in Michigan, you need to get a license — at least to work in one of 215 professions the state of Michigan licenses. These licenses, which typically require education, training, exams, state fees, or all four, apply to work ranging from acupuncturist through wholesale potato dealer. Even taxidermists and funeral directors are subject to state requirements. But in 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder promised change. Upon entering office, he issued an executive order to create the Office of Regulatory Reinvention. The governor told this new office to “simplify Michigan's regulatory environment by reducing obsolete, unnecessary, and...