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  • Court overturns OSHA ruling on Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer

    10/25/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 8 replies
    Nebraska TV News ^ | 9/23/16 | NTV News
    Lawmakers across Nebraska are celebrating a US Court of Appeals ruling involving anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. Federal regulators with OSHA had issued new requirements for storage of anhydrous ammonia which would impact smaller retailers like those many Nebraska farmers go to. The court threw out that move saying they did it without offering a public comment period. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement: “Nebraska farmers and ranchers didn’t elect any of the bureaucrats at OSHA. That’s why this ruling is an encouraging step to restore common sense and the separation of powers.”
  • EMAIL: Hillary Complained She Was Reading 'Poll-tested lines that don’t work'

    10/25/2016 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 15, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    She knows she's just saying what polls find Americans want to hear. In a 2015 email to campaign manager Robby Mook, speech writer Dan Schwerin revealed Hillary wasn't happy with her staff performance. "HRC just called me and expressed a fair amount of frustration with how things are going," Schwerin wrote in June. "She said we've given a series of very good policy speeches and in between we just keep giving her poll-tested lines that don't work, like make the middle class mean something," he told Mook.
  • Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama's Internet Giveaway

    10/25/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by bushwon · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | Eric Leiberman
    Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers. “We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure....
  • 2017 premiums up 25 pct

    10/25/2016 2:53:16 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10-24-2016 | Caroline Humer, Clarke, Grebler, Matthew Lewis
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year. The average monthly premium for the benchmark plan is rising to $302 from $242 in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The agency attributed the large increase to insurers adjusting their premiums to reflect two years of cost data that became available.
  • China to approve 7 more Free Trade Zones. U.S. economy .. US worlds highest corporate tax rates.

    10/25/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 25 October 2016 | D. Collins
    General plans for China’s third group of free trade zones (FTZs), announced in August, will be approved soon, the Shanghai Securities News reported Monday, the latest step in the country’s expanding FTZ network. In August, China approved the establishment of seven new free trade zones, including coastal Zhejiang and Liaoning provinces and the landlocked provinces of Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi as well as Chongqing municipality, as the country looks to replicate the success of previous trials. The total number of FTZs now stands at 11 after the first one was founded in Shanghai three years ago and a second...
  • Kuwait still looking to issue $9.9 bln international bonds, official says

    10/25/2016 10:09:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 24, 2016
    Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 11:25am EDT Kuwait still looking to issue $9.9 bln international bonds, official says Oct 24 Kuwait is still considering the issuance of international bonds worth around 3 billion dinars ($9.90 billion), a finance ministry official told Al Arabiya TV on Monday. Like other Gulf Arab states, Kuwait is turning to debt capital markets to raise money as oil prices remain at less than half their levels two years ago. Qatar in May sold $9 billion of Eurobonds, while Saudi Arabia completed a record-breaking $17.5 billion debut offering last week. However, sources told Reuters earlier this...
  • How pot is firing up this real estate

    10/25/2016 10:08:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/25/16 | Diana Olick
    It could be the hottest outgrowth of the pot-conomy — highly lucrative for both investors and cannabis companies. The industrial real estate that houses pot production is in high demand, and it is about to become the first opportunity for investors large and small to get in on marijuana. How? The biggest problem for cannabis growers and suppliers is an inability to get much-needed cash to grow both their products and their businesses. Since cannabis production and use is not legal under federal law, only state to state, most banks won't lend to cannabis producers. Enter, the real estate angle....
  • Bay Area Woman’s Boycott Of Ivanka Trump Clothing Gains Steam

    10/25/2016 9:15:11 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A Trump boycott targeting the Republican presidential nominee’s daughter Ivanka is gaining steam. Shannon Coulter of San Francisco said the Trump tapes were the last straw. Shortly after Donald Trump was heard talking about sexually assaulting women, the digital strategist launched the boycott of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on Twitter. --SNIP-- So far, celebrities including Don Cheadle and journalists including Joy Reid have tweeted about the campaign. --SNIP-- So far, none of the stores have dropped Ivanka’s clothing line.
  • Top Media Reporter Hints Murdochs Could Tap CNN’s Zucker to Run Fox News

    10/25/2016 8:00:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Oct 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Top Media Reporter Hints Murdochs Could Tap CNN’s Zucker to Run Fox News Daniel Nussbaum 25 Oct 2016 In a piece exploring AT&T’s pending $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, top media journalist and author Michael Wolff floats an interesting theory: namely, that if either former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin or current CNN chief Jeff Zucker don’t replace outgoing Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Zucker could be tapped by Rupert Murdoch’s sons to replace Roger Ailes atop Fox News. Wolff explains in a column at the Hollywood Reporter:
  • AT&T spying on Americans for profit

    10/25/2016 5:28:43 AM PDT · by mythenjoseph · 27 replies
    The Drudge report ^ | 10/25/2016 | kenneth Lipp
    The telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement -without a warrant-and earning millions of dollars a year from taxpayers.
  • America's Moment Of Truth (New Pat Condell video)

    10/25/2016 4:59:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 10-25-2016 | Pat Condell
    Finally a real choice. The American way, or the European way?
  • ECONOMY With Dollar Rising, Fed May Spring December Surprise

    10/25/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/21/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    As the Federal Reserve's long-awaited December rate hike approaches, the parallels with a year ago are both striking and a bit worrying. The dollar is surging against other major currencies as the Fed gets set to tighten policy, even as other major central banks plan to keep their monetary spigots wide open for the foreseeable future. Similar circumstances triggered a bout of global financial market turmoil at the start of 2016... ...strong dollar is a negative for U.S. multinationals... ...good news is that Fed policymakers also are on guard against a repeat of the global financial market turmoil... ...IBD'S TAKE:...
  • Trump's Contract With Voters — Is It Too Late To Make A Difference?

    10/25/2016 3:56:51 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/24/2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: Over the weekend, Donald Trump produced a 100-day plan of action worthy of an reformist presidential candidate. While there are good and bad items on his agenda, it would on balance be a boon to the economy. Too bad Trump didn't release it earlier. In his speech, delivered at the site of Lincoln's Gettysburg, Pa., address, Trump listed 28 actions he'd take either on his first day or during his first 100 days in office. calling it his "Contract With the American Voter." "It is a contract between myself and the American voter, and begins with restoring honesty,...
  • Paris withdraws plans for carbon tax on coal

    10/24/2016 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | By Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg | Journal de l'environnement | Translated By Samuel White
    Pressure from the miners’ and energy workers’ union CGT forced the French government to back down on extending the carbon tax to coal-fired power stations. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.French governments have always struggled to tax emissions from coal. In 2009, François Fillon had to abandon the idea after his plans were struck down by the Constitutional Council. This time, the plan has been sunk by the country’s biggest union of miners and energy workers. On 25 April, President François Hollande announced the introduction of a minimum quota price for greenhouse gas emissions from combustion power stations. “This price...
  • Twitter Planning Hundreds More Job Cuts As Soon As This Week

    10/24/2016 6:00:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Boomberg Technology ^ | 24 OCt 16 | Sarah Frier
    âžž Company may announce around third-quarter earnings report âžž Twitter said to plan cut of about 8 percent of workforce Twitter Inc. is planning widespread job cuts, to be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The company may cut about 8 percent of the workforce, or about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as chief executive officer, the people said. Planning for the cuts is still fluid and the number could change, they added. The people asked not to be identified talking about private...
  • U.S. importing more oil for the first time since 2010

    10/24/2016 5:10:36 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/21/16 | Daniel J. Graeber
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a conference this year in North Dakota that he'd end U.S. oil imports from OPEC if elected in November.
  • Subway Accused of Hiding Jared Fogle’s Perversion for Years

    10/24/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2016 | David K. Li
    The ex-wife of disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday against the sandwich company, claiming it knew for years about Fogle’s desire for underage girls. Katie McLaughlin’s civil action, filed in Hamilton County, Indiana, said Subway received reports on three separate occasions — the first as early as 2004 — about Fogle’s sexual desire for young girls but did nothing to stop it. McLaughlin, who married Fogle in 2010, said the pitchman — who claimed to have lost hundreds of pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking — propositioned an underage girl for sex in 2004 at a...
  • ObamaCare Is About to Get Way, Way More Expensive

    10/24/2016 2:37:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2016
    Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
  • Obamacare premiums to go up by double digits

    10/24/2016 2:22:59 PM PDT · by tekrat · 16 replies
    Star-Telegram / Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2016 | Andrew Harnik
    The Obama administration said Monday premiums for Obamacare will increase by an average of 25 percent next year. The Department of Health and Human Services said each of the 39 states currently served by the federally run online insurance exchanges will experience different price hikes. Three large insurers have decreased participation in the Obamacare marketplace, which will leave one in five consumers with only one insurance plan to chose from.
  • Tilting, Sinking San Francisco High-Rise Raises Alarm

    10/24/2016 1:32:26 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 10/24/2016 | Jocelyn Gecker
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pamela Buttery noticed something peculiar six years ago while practicing golf putting in her 57th-floor apartment at the luxurious Millennium Tower. The ball kept veering to the same corner of her living room. Those were the first signs for residents of the sleek, mirrored high-rise that something was wrong. The 58-story building has gained notoriety in recent weeks as the "leaning tower of San Francisco." But it's not just leaning. It's sinking, too. And engineers hired to assess the problem say it shows no immediate sign of stopping. "What concerns me most is the tilting," says...
  • U.S. can add as few as 50,000 jobs per month and still be healthy, Fed study finds

    10/24/2016 1:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 24, 2016 | by Greg Robb
    The U.S.economy only needs to generate about 75,000 jobs — and possibly as few as 50,000 — each month to maintain a healthy labor market, according to a study released Monday by the San Francisco Fed. That’s down sharply from the 192,000 average payroll gains seen over the past three months. Because the economy is close to what the Fed calls “full employment,” the future is less about creating an even stronger labor market than about maintaining a healthy one, said San Francisco Fed President John Williams in a speech last week.
  • Video - Blacks for Trump

    10/24/2016 1:03:26 PM PDT · by vooch · 2 replies
    A powerful and Well made Video of Blacks expressing their Support for Trump. pass it on
  • TD Ameritrade buying rival brokerage Scottrade for $4 billion; STL will lose hundreds of jobs

    10/24/2016 12:42:25 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 39 replies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | October 24, 2016 | Lisa Brown
    Discount brokerage Scottrade is being acquired by rival TD Ameritrade in a $4 billion deal. The companies announced the deal early Monday, following several weeks of news reports about the merger. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals, and is slated to close by Sept. 30, 2017. Scottrade will convert to TD Ameritrade systems in 2018. Combined, the two companies have $944 billion in total client assets and 10 million funded client accounts. "It gives us a lot of power to combine the two," Scottrade's founder and CEO Rodger Riney told the Post-Dispatch Monday. "It is a business that has...
  • Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

    10/24/2016 12:26:19 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 10/23/2016 | Michael Kan
    Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack. Michael Kan - IDG News Oct 23, 2016 A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, said on Sunday that security vulnerabilities involving weak default passwords in its products were partly to blame. According to security researchers, malware known as Mirai has been taking advantage of these vulnerabilities...
  • Wood-Fired Electricity Sparks Ambitious Plans, Controversy in Oregon

    10/24/2016 9:32:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    By year's end, Portland General Electric will fire up its 550-megawatt power plant in Boardman for a daylong test burn, feeding 8,000 tons of pulverized, roasted wood into its boilers instead of the usual diet of coal. The exercise is meant to gauge whether the aging fossil fuel plant could reliably generate electricity using renewable feedstock such as "torrefied" wood after its scheduled closure in 2020. If it works — technically, economically and environmentally — Oregon's only coal-fired power plant could one day become the country's largest biomass power plant. It's an uncertain, embryonic effort, but some believe the payoff...
  • AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

    10/24/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 October 2016
    US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn). The deal - one of the biggest this year - still needs approval from regulators. If the takeover goes through, it would combine AT&T's distribution network with content from the Warner Brothers film studios and the cable TV channels HBO and CNN. AT&T's chairman described it as "a perfect match" but critics say it concentrates too much media power. 'Complementary strengths' The deal is likely to be closely scrutinised by US antitrust regulators. AT&T is already the third largest cable TV provider...
  • Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly

    10/24/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Robert Parry
    Confident in a Hillary Clinton victory, Washington’s foreign policy elite is readying plans for more warfare in Syria and more confrontations with nuclear-armed Russia, an across-the-spectrum “group think” that risks life on the planet ___ What is perhaps most alarming about this new “group think” is that there doesn’t appear to be any significant resistance to the expectation that President Hillary Clinton will unleash these neocon/liberal-hawk forces of intervention that President Barack Obama has somewhat restrained. Assuming Donald Trump’s defeat – increasingly seen as a foregone conclusion – the Republican leadership would mostly be in sync with Clinton if she...
  • U.S. auto sales in October expected to drop 7 percent: J.D. Power-LMC

    10/24/2016 9:04:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 October 2016 | Nick Carey
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  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Monday, October 24th, 2016.

    10/24/2016 8:59:49 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Monday, October 24th, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him — do NOT doubt him — with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio...
  • Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities'

    10/24/2016 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Safia Samee Ali
    Though Republican candidate Donald Trump has used the term "inner-city" to exemplify poverty, "lost opportunity" and "hell," the reality is that majority of America's poor aren't in inner-cities. They live in the suburbs. "Between 2000 and 2011, the number of poor residents in the suburbs of the nation's largest metropolitan areas grew by 64 percent — more than twice the growth rate in cities," the report found. "For the first time, suburbs became home to more poor residents than America's big cities. Today, one in three poor Americans — about 16.4 million people — lives in the suburbs." While there...
  • VANITY: Flip another man's meat

    10/23/2016 7:57:50 PM PDT · by szweig · 103 replies
    Am I the only one somewhat put off by the Heineken Light TV spot with Neil P. Harris asking if it's OK to flip another man's meat? T'ain't funny, McGee. I'll never buy a Heineken light.
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • Big Wind Tries Voter Payola in Vermont

    10/23/2016 3:50:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    A foreign wind-energy company is in such a hurry to collect the maximum possible amount of subsidies from the U.S. Treasury that it has taken an unprecedented step: It has promised to share the federal gravy with individual voters in two Vermont towns, Grafton and Windham. Earlier this month, Spanish energy company Iberdrola announced that it plans to distribute about $565,000 per year among 815 registered voters in the two towns. The payments would continue for 25 years.
  • Gross Out in Portland: New union backed tax would hammer Oregonians

    10/23/2016 9:49:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2016 | JEREMY LOTT
    If you had to choose one story that shows why American workers are not wild about unions these days, public or private, look to Portland, Oregon. Voters statewide are set to decide on a ballot initiative there in November that could do more to kill jobs than most category 4 hurricanes. Targeted at big businesses, Measure 97 would impose a new 2.5 percent tax on companies that gross over $25 million a year. The trick is, the tax would not be on net profits but on gross revenues after the $25 million mark. In other words, companies are not taxed...
  • China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds

    10/23/2016 2:22:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 14, 2016 | Harvard Zhang
    China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds By Harvard Zhang Published: July 14, 2016 3:16 p.m. ET WASHINGTON ? China is likely to fall into the same economic trap as Japan did to muddle along with sluggish growth as it hesitates to deal with the overcapacity and excess debt issues, economists told a Senate hearing Thursday. A further slowdown in the Chinese economy would affect the U.S. by denting the exports of China’s Asian and European trading partners and encouraging a flurry of global currency depreciation, witnesses told the Senate Banking Committee. “China’s...
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $85 Billion

    10/22/2016 11:21:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $85 billion, a blockbuster deal that fuses a mobile giant with an entertainment conglomerate, carrying with it the potential to reshape the media landscape. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the deal. The two companies on Saturday jointly announced the deal, unanimously approved by both boards, that will see the mobile company pay $107.50 per share in a cash and stock transaction. The deal represents a marriage of Time Warner's limitless movie and television empire with AT&T's 315 million wireless subscribers. "It's a great fit, and it creates...
  • Donald Trump Says He Would Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger as President

    10/22/2016 7:37:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2016 | Arlene Washington
    Donald Trump expressed that he would not approve the AT&T and Time Warner merger if elected president. "Deals like this destroy democracy," said Trump during a rally in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, where he discussed what he would do in the first 100 days of his presidency.
  • REVEALED: Facebook CEO Responds to Board Member’s Support of Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/22/2016 | Erica Haas
    ... The news prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address the “issue” of Thiel supporting Trump. In a leaked, internal post, Zuckerberg did the unexpected: he defended Thiel’s right to support Trump and stressed the importance of free speech and freedom of expression in our society.
  • AT&T Bids $80 Billion for Time-Warner

    10/22/2016 1:35:59 PM PDT · by vette6387 · 81 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | October 22, 2016 | vette6387
    It's the NY Slimes so only source URL is provided.
  • Shocking billboard targets Austin's 'immigrant population'

    10/22/2016 12:09:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | October 21st 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A new billboard off interstate 35 is causing a lot of dispute among Austin's citizens. The advertisement hints undocumented immigrants should join the dating site to avoid deportation. The sign reads, "Undocumented Immigrant? Before You Get Deported, Get a Sugar Daddy,” and it is just off highway I-35 near Frontage Road. Jacob Webster, the online's site CMO says he decided to run the ad “in response to Donald Trump's promise to deport all 11 million of the nation’s undocumented immigrants.” “ skews heavily towards Hispanic women, with that demo making up over 31% of all the females on our...
  • Final Debate Transcript [CLINTON: ...what economists call middle-out growth]

    10/22/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/20/16 | Jack Moore
    CLINTON: So what I am proposing is that we invest from the middle out and the ground up, not the top down. CLINTON: We’ll have what economists call middle-out growth.
  • Kerry: 'It Pisses Me Off' That Climate Change Got Left Out of Presidential Debates(jerk!)

    10/22/2016 9:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    secretary of State John Kerry admitted "it pisses me off" that climate change wasn't brought up in the presidential debates. On a panel with Leonardo DiCaprio after a Thursday screening at UN headquarters in New York of the actor's documentary "Before the Flood," Kerry said that "maybe November 8th will produce a capacity for the entire Republican caucus" to see the global-warming film. "It should be required for every single one of them," he added, to applause from the audience. Kerry emphasized that "we're not sitting here chasing some pie-in-the-sky set of possible solutions somewhere down the road."
  • Janet Yellen could be on the verge of starting a 'civil war' at the Fed

    10/22/2016 8:45:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen's interest in running a "high-pressure economy" threatens to add to an increasingly divisive climate at the U.S. central bank. In remarks last week that jarred the market, Yellen ruminated about the benefits of letting inflation run a little hotter than normal while allowing the unemployment rate to drop below the point that historically would trigger Fed tightening action. To many observers, the comments were a clearly dovish signal that she favors a lower-for-longer approach when it comes to interest rates. But that kind of attitude could exacerbate tensions among Federal Open Market Committee members, in particular...
  • UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

    10/22/2016 8:03:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    UN official Nick Nuttall on why conservative media outlet is being banned: 'I don't see what they are actually reporting as being particularly helpful." Even establishment & warmist CBC was having none of the UN's excuses. CBC to UN: 'Do people have to prove that they're helpful in order to be accredited journalists?' - 'So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn't like his point of view.'
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: 'No Medical Situation' Requires Late-Term Abortion

    10/22/2016 6:43:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 22, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    FULL TITLE: OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: 'No Medical Situation' Requires Late-Term Abortion, C-Section Delivery Is Safer (Photo: Reuters/Gary Cameron)Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, June 10, 2016.In response to Hillary Clinton's defense of partial-birth and late-term abortions at Wednesday night's debate, a California obstetrician-gynecologist has reportedly taken to Facebook to decry the claim that third-trimester abortion is necessary to help save the life of the mother.The Democratic presidential nominee defended her opposition to bans on late-term and partial-birth abortions by arguing that there are cases in which mothers and families are forced to...
  • Wikileaks Today--10/22--Times Warner and Charter Merger in Podesta Emails--January 19, 2016

    10/22/2016 6:22:57 AM PDT · by cgbg · 18 replies
    Wikileaks Podesta Emails ^ | October 22, 2016 | Wikileaks To: Date: 2016-01-19 16:04 Subject: Re: charter-time/warner See no reason to have a view at this point. Don't think there is any pressure to oppose and make this another example of consolidation; on the other hand no upside in supporting. On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Sara Solow wrote: > John, > > After you met with them -- I spent about an hour with the woman from > Charter hearing about the Time-Warner merger / their business model / their > policy requests. > > I'm curious what your impression was. > > I actually thought the business...
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. reports the judge ruled...
  • UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    10/21/2016 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 10:30 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes. Alfred de Zayas, an American law professor, also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon as U.N. chief on Jan. 1, to call a world conference on phasing out the offshore havens. […] De Zayas told a news conference after presenting his new report to the U.N. General Assembly that it’s estimated that as much as $32 trillion are held offshore in secrecy jurisdictions escaping...