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  • Facebook Removes ‘Bikers for America’ Page in Ongoing Purge of Grassroots Conservatives

    10/23/2019 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | Published 1 day ago on Oct 22, 2019 By Shane Trejo
    The social media giant is out of control. Facebook has unpublished the “Bikers for America” page, citing alleged scam concerns as an excuse to remove the popular patriotic page from their social media platform. The group made the announcement in a Twitter post on Sunday: — Bikers for America (@Bikeramerica) October 20, 2019 They are considering legal action as well as planning a rally in favor of free speech against Big Tech monopoly platforms at war with the 1st Amendment. We can organize a rally but it doesn’t necessarily have to be all bikers! Patriots for free speech! And...
  • J.B. Pritzker 8th most unpopular governor in the country, poll says

    10/23/2019 2:41:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    chicago.suntimes ^ | 10/23/2019 | Tina Sfondeles
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker may have legalized recreational marijuana and ushered in a massive capital plan in his first year, but a Morning Consult poll finds he’s the eighth most unpopular governor in the country. While Pritzker’s approval rating has remained relatively steady, his disapproval rating has climbed, the poll found. Earlier this year, a Morning Consult poll found his favorability at 44%, with the latest poll clocking him at 43%. His disapproval rating has grown from 35% earlier this year to 42%. Unsurprisingly, the disapproval is coming from Republicans, who watched the political newcomer rush in a bevy of...
  • Pennsylvania’s gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

    10/23/2019 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2019 | Marc Levy
    For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state. As some of his leading Democratic opponents are calling for a fracking ban, Trump has been eager to cut a contrast, touting his support for a sector he says brings economic benefits to rural pockets and jobs to construction union workers. But pipeline politics might not be so clear-cut. In the suburbs that might be key to his...
  • Payne: New report shows 'egregious' California taxes continue to drive out big earners

    10/23/2019 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2019 | Julia Musto
    California’s tax plan is “so egregious” that residents of every socioeconomic background are leaving the state, host of Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne said Wednesday. California Democrats have raised taxes on high-income families again and again. While the left claims the measure doesn’t impact taxpayer migration or hurt state tax revenue, a new study conducted at Stanford University finds the opposite. The report reveals a 2012 income tax increase drove away many high earners. As a result, the state only netted about half the revenue gains it expected. The increase in 2012 jumped from 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent and...
  • Swedish Envoy: US, N. Korea Talks Went Longer Than Planned

    10/23/2019 7:16:26 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 6 replies
    VOANews ^ | October 23, 2019 | William Gallo
    SEOUL - The recent nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea were substantive and lasted longer than anticipated, according to a Swedish diplomat who helped arrange the talks. The upbeat analysis by Swedish Special Envoy Kent Harstedt stands in contrast to that of North Korean diplomats, who blamed Washington for failing to bring new ideas to the early October talks in Sweden’s capital. At an event Wednesday in Seoul, Harstedt said the U.S.-North Korea negotiations lasted “many hours” and were “not interrupted.” He said he was “cautiously optimistic” the talks would continue, despite North Korea not accepting Sweden’s...
  • It’s Late: So Says the Profits Spread and Leading Indicators

    10/23/2019 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Charles Schwab Insights ^ | 21 October 2019 | Liz Ann Sonders
    Key Points •Third quarter earnings season is underway, so it’s time to look under the hood. •A wide gap between S&P 500 profits and the broader NIPA measure from the BEA supports a late-cycle view. •The late-cycle view is also supported by weakening leading indicators.
  • British emigration to continental Europe hits ten-year high as Brexit looms

    10/23/2019 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 22 October 2019 | Jon Stone
    An increasing number of British people are leaving the UK to go and live in continental Europe ahead of Brexit, the latest figures show. A study by academics at Oxford University and the Berlin Social Science Centre found that emigration from Britain to the EU is now at a ten-year high. An estimated 84,000 UK citizens migrated to the EU in 2019, up from 58,000 the year before the Brexit vote in 2015, and 46,000 back in 2012. The number of emigrants from the UK to the EU has risen continuously since 2010, and the spike has been exaggerated since...
  • Boeing fires Kevin McAllister, head of unit that makes the 737 Max

    10/22/2019 11:54:52 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Oct. 22, 2019 | Andrew McIntosh
    McAllister's ouster as the head of the Renton-headquartered Boeing Commercial Airplanes unit comes after less than three years on the job and a day after Boeing's board of directors met in Texas.
  • Company That Profits Off Political Misinformation Says It's Going to Do More to Stop It

    10/22/2019 4:22:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/21/19 | Dell Cameron
    After a month of blistering criticism over Facebook’s decision to help more politicians lie in online advertisements, the company has conveniently announced an update on its efforts to shield American voters from the misinformation chronically afflicting its platform. “We have a responsibility to stop abuse and election interference on our platform. That’s why we’ve made significant investments since 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of viral misinformation and fake accounts,” four senior Facebook officials blogged on Monday, while announcing several changes intended to “help protect the democratic process.” For weeks, Facebook, which makes the...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom wants investigation of state's high gas prices

    10/22/2019 2:55:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 10-22-2019 | AP
    California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon. Name brand retailers - including 76, Chevron and Shell - often charge more because they say their gasoline is of higher quality. But a new analysis from the California Energy Commission could not explain the price difference, concluding "there is no apparent difference in the quality of gasoline at retail outlets in the state." The commission said California drivers paid an average...
  • University dumps prof who revealed polar bears actually thriving

    10/22/2019 2:13:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    WND ^ | By WND Staff Published October 21, 2019 at 8:59pm
    The Canadian zoologist who led the way in debunking the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears says the University of Victoria bowed to "outside pressure" and fired her. Susan Crockford, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria in Canada for 15 years, said her renewal application was rejected without explanation in May, despite her high profile as a speaker and author due to her polar bear research and expertise in mammal bone identification, the Washington Times reported. Her research showed polar bear populations are stable and even thriving, contrary to the claims of climate activists that...
  • Gabbard: 'If You Stand Up Against Hillary ... and the War Machine ... They Will Destroy You'

    10/22/2019 2:05:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | By Michael W. Chapman | October 21, 2019 | 11:40 AM EDT
    In a new video response to Hillary Clinton's charge that she is being groomed by the Russians to be a third-party candidate, Democratic presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said she was warned in 2016 that Clinton and her allies would try to destroy her. Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, added that if you "stand up against Hillary" and the "war machine," they will try to "destroy you." "[I]f they can falsely portray me as a traitor, then they can do it to anyone," said Rep. Gabbard in the video. "And in fact, that’s exactly the message that they want...
  • Always removes feminine symbols because 'not everyone who has a period identifies as female'

    10/22/2019 12:13:44 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 21, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Procter & Gamble’s Always feminine hygiene brand announced it is removing feminine symbols from its packaging in the name of inclusivity. “For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so,” the company said in a statement to The Independent. “We’re also committed to diversity and inclusion, and after hearing from many people across genders and age groups, we realized that not everyone who has a period and needs to use a pad identifies as female.” The decision comes after transgender activists criticized the company for including the feminine Venus symbol on its...
  • 2020: Trump expands base, beating Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, tied with Warren

    10/22/2019 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | October 22, 2019 10:39 AM | Paul Bedard
    Despite shrinking approval ratings, President Trump has expanded his base to include union workers, Hispanics, suburban and urban voters, and is ahead or tied with all the leading Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new national survey. In the latest Zogby Analytics poll, Trump is beating Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and is in a dead heat with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The survey said that the president has expanded his base and it found that despite a wave of negative media about the direction of the country, most...
  • Latest weapon against lionfish invasion? Meet the Roomba of the sea.

    10/22/2019 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Iovenko
    ——Why We Wrote This—— How to counter invasive species, a common, and often intractable, problem? One entrepreneur’s clever approach offers lessons in finding solutions in the unlikeliest of places. If you can’t beat them, eat them. That is the common wisdom of many scientists, conservationists, and fishermen who dream of ridding the western Atlantic of invasive lionfish, a stunning aquarium fish that, when introduced in the wild, dominates and destroys reef ecosystems. However, catching lionfish has never been simple; they are not easily targeted by line or net fishing. Now, a surprising new invention may bring lionfish hunting to the...
  • Is It Time For America To Begin Decoupling From Communist China?

    10/22/2019 8:20:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Perhaps the most momentous part of the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS) was its acknowledgment that the U.S. government’s historical premise “that support for China’s rise and for its integration into the post-war international order would liberalize China” was wrong. Recent events indicate that not only was the theory underlying all U.S.-China policy for nearly 50 years incorrect, but that perhaps the opposite is true: Support for China’s rise and for its integration into the post-war international order has actually illiberalized America.Stated differently, there is a case to be made that since President Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 visit...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Financial Berlin Wall

    10/22/2019 7:52:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2019 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ... Warren’s proposal would see the federal government expropriating 40 percent of the wealth of any American who decided to emigrate, provided that American has enough money to make it worth worrying about. And that number is not as high as you might expect: The current law ensnares those whose average income in the five-year period before renunciation was $162,000 or more, meaning that there are a lot of high-school principals who would need Washington’s permission to split. It is difficult to accept the proposition that in a free society the freedoms enjoyed do not include the freedom to leave....
  • #MeTooCNN Video Exposes Alleged Sexual Misconduct by CNN Exec and ...

    10/22/2019 7:20:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/22/2019 | Eric Spracklen
    Rick Saleeby, Senior Producer of The Lead with Jake Tapper, States Steve Brusk, CNN Politics Supervising Producer, Made ‘Advances’ on Female Employees During ‘Social Gatherings’ and Would “Put His Arm Around Them, Try and Touch Their Leg.” Saleeby Believes That Steve Brusk is “Protected by Certain People…Like Other Higher Ups” Within CNN. Rick Saleeby Recalls Incident with a Young Female Colleague: “She Had a Skirt on. I Could See the Hand. I Like Grab Her. It Looked Like I Was Being the Assaulter Because I Grabbed Her So Aggressively…to Keep Her from Him.” Saleeby: “He Had Already Been Accused of...
  • WeWork accepts takeover bid from SoftBank..Adam Neumann will walk away with $1.7B [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:45:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Keith Griffith and Megan Sheets
    WeWork's board of directors has accepted a takeover bid from investor SoftBank, handing control of the office-sharing startup to the Japanese firm, according to a source directly familiar with the matter. The deal on Tuesday valuing the troubled co-working company at $8billion is a far cry from the $47billion valuation WeWork received from SoftBank in a funding round in January. WeWork chairman Adam Neumann could be paid roughly $1.7 billion to forfeit control of the company he founded should it be purchased by SoftBank, a new report claims. The compensation package would include a $1 billion stock buyout, $500 million...
  • Romney: Mulvaney’s Presser ‘of Real Concern’ – Holding Funding for Political Purposes

    10/22/2019 6:13:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Monday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) stated that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that the Trump administration held up funding to Ukraine partially due to a desire to have Ukraine carry out an investigation regarding the 2016 election and holding up funds “to fulfill a political purpose is a real problem.” Romney said, “Obviously, what he said in the press conference was of real concern. Because he said, in effect, that they were holding up funding going to Ukraine, in part based upon a desire to have Ukraine carry out an investigation...