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  • White House announces 51 judicial picks, including two for liberal Ninth Circuit

    01/22/2019 10:31:08 PM PST · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 hours ago | Gregg Re
    The White House on Tuesday announced the re-nomination of 51 federal judicial nominees left over from the previous Congress, kickstarting the administration's effort to install more conservative judges after GOP activists worried that such appointments had stalled. Nine of the 51 appointments are for spots on prestigious and influential federal appellate benches, including two on the mostly liberal San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which President Trump has often derided as politically biased. (Please see full story at the link)
  • Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

    01/22/2019 4:57:19 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/20/2019 | Daniel Pilla
    One of the reasons identify theft is considered by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to be the crime of the century is because of the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service makes growing demands for information about people’s businesses and private lives every day. There is no such thing as personal privacy these days. That the IRS sends citizens a so-called “Privacy Act Notice” in all its mailings is a farce. The IRS lays claim to your data without court authority more so than any other government agency. And to make matters worse, they share the data with any...
  • AOC Says Government Shutdown 'Gives Us a Lot More Time to Make Trouble'

    01/22/2019 2:02:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | 5:25 AM EST | By Susan Jones
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) returned to "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert Monday night, explaining how the partial government shutdown has affected her personally. "It gives us a lot more free time to make trouble," she said. "Your first day in Congress -- government's shut down. What the -- what heck is that like?" Colbert asked her, as they ate ice cream together. "I mean, basically, it's like -- well, what I will say is that there are a lot of things we can't do as freshman members. We have almost -- around 100 new members of both parties that...
  • VCU Alumni Used Dryer Lint to Save Art Career

    01/22/2019 11:15:43 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    VCU Facebook Page Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 22 Jan 2019 | Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Public Affairs
    See the Facebook post by VCU How a VCU alumna used dryer lint to rescue her art career Cancer treatment destroyed most of the muscles in Heidi Hooper’s upper arm. She saved herself from depression and found a new way to create using an unlikely source. Portrait of Andy Warhol using dryer lint with soup cans in the background. "Andy Warhol in Dryer Lint," Heidi Hooper's tribute to Warhol and winner of a 2014 Niche Award. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Hooper) By Erica Naone Office of Development and Alumni Relations Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Heidi Hooper was a metalsmith working...
  • Illinois Tollway Constructionworks program launches across Northern Illinois

    01/22/2019 11:14:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Chicago Crusader ^ | January 3, 2019 | crusader
    A few years ago, during a panel discussion at the 47th annual Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) was the opening speaker on the topic of “Putting Black America to Work: the New Skilled Trade Workforce.” Lawrence noted that the industry supported by skilled trade workers will need an infusion of youth because the average age of workers was 53 years old. Rep. Lawrence said, “We are building a new bridge from Detroit to Windsor (Canada). I’ve been told we are bringing in welders from Vietnam to help build it.” It seems unfathomable that the United States, a...
  • Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent

    01/22/2019 11:09:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/2019 | Matthew Sheffield
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase America's highest tax rate "radical" but a new poll released Tuesday indicates that a majority of Americans agrees with the idea. In the latest The Hill-HarrisX survey — conducted Jan. 12 and 13 after the newly elected congresswoman called for the U.S. to raise its highest tax rate to 70 percent — a sizable majority of registered voters, 59 percent, supports the concept. Ocasio-Cortez has not introduced any legislation to enact the concept but the survey shows a broad cross-section of Americans supports it, at...
  • Journalist Who Wished Death on Covington Catholic High School Students Has Reportedly Lost His Job

    01/22/2019 11:04:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.newsweek.com ^ | 1/22/19 at 8:37 AM | By Ewan Palmer
    A freelance reporter has lost his job at digital company INE Entertainment after tweeting he wanted Covington Catholic High School students and their parents “to die” in the wake of a video involving Native American protesters in Washington DC. Erik Abriss lost his job as a post-production supervisor at INE in the wake of the comments aimed towards teenage students who attend the school in Kentucky. Abriss, who also contributes to New York Media’s entertainment site Vulture, was reacting to the viral video that at first appeared to show MAGA hat-wearing Nick Sandmann confronting a Native American man during a...
  • Should the Illinois Tollway keep spending this $25 million?

    01/22/2019 10:59:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Northern Illinois has its share of public works projects that have languished in the “planning stages” for years without ever seeing an inaugural bucket of concrete poured. Millions spent, nothing delivered. A third airport in Peotone comes to mind. So do the Illiana toll road and, for those with long memories, the Crosstown Expressway proposal of the 1960s and ’70s. You probably can put the Route 53 extension on the same dusty shelf. Proposals for an expressway that would extend Route 53 into Lake County stretch back to the 1960s. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads But now the Chicago Metropolitan...
  • Oil and gas industry on edge (NM radical green Dems plan to rein in industry)

    01/22/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 21, 2019 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    New Mexico’s oil and gas industry is facing significant regulatory reforms under the state’s new Democratic-dominated government, and it’s got producers on edge. That includes potential legislative amendments to New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Act to let the state Oil Conservation Division directly impose penalties and fines on operators who violate environmental laws, plus statutory changes in leasing policies to allow royalty rates for production on state lands to rise from 20 percent to 25 percent. The state’s first rules and regulations to control methane emissions in oil and gas operations are also on the horizon. “Folks down here are...
  • 1,500 Private Jets Descend on Davos Carrying Globalist Elite for Climate Talks

    01/22/2019 9:42:43 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/22/2019 | S. Kent
    At least 1,500 private jets are expected to descend on Davos and nearby airports in Switzerland this week as the international financial and political elite gathers to talk about global climate challenges. That would be up from the more than 1,300 aircraft movements seen at last year’s forum, despite climate change registering as the top risk factor identified for the global economy in a survey of World Economic Forum (WEF) movers and shakers last week. Sir David Attenborough, a lead speaker this year, has already stated that climate is the issue of our time.
  • Verified Users Threaten to Murder, Physically Assault Minor Teens – And Keep Their Accounts

    01/22/2019 9:19:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | 1-22-2019 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: TWITTER IS A SCAM-> Verified Users Threaten to Murder, Physically Assault Minor Teens – And Keep Their Accounts Twitter is a complete scam. The social media platform proved this weekend, without a shadow of a doubt that they do not have a terms of service implemented to curb threats. Twitter’s ‘rules’ or their ‘terms of service’ is only a front to ban conservatives, not to stop death threats. We’ve known this to be true all along — now we have proof. After a selectively edited video of the Covington Catholic teens went viral on Twitter, verified, bluecheck accounts...
  • Over in Davos, plutocrats rub their hands together at Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax proposal

    01/22/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/22/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Over in Davos, where the globalist elites are meeting, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal for a 70% tax rate on the superrich isn't have quite the response one might have expected. She must know them better than most people, because her punitive taxation plan seems to be almost embraced by at least some of the Swiss conference's utterly wealthy minions, who claim their mission is to improve the world. Here is what Bloomberg reported:
  • The super rich at Davos are scared of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to hike taxes [tr]

    01/22/2019 8:26:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2019 | Hugh Son and Brian Schwartz
    The elite financiers attending Davos are worried about the 70 percent tax rate on earnings above $10 million proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "It's scary," Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for $265 billion Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "By the time we get to the presidential election this is going to gain more momentum," said Minerd, who added that he would probably be personally impacted by it. "And I think the likelihood that a 70 percent tax rate, or something like that, becomes policy is...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • Rhode Island governor seeks to tax 'non-mission essential' hospital properties

    01/21/2019 2:05:06 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | January 18, 2019 | Kelly Gooch
    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to give cities and towns the ability to tax "non-mission essential" properties owned by nonprofit colleges and hospitals, according to a WPRI-TV report. The idea is part of the governor's proposed $9.9-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget also reportedly lowers funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, which compensates municipalities for property tax revenue lost due to non-taxable properties. The proposed budget would cut $5 million from PILOT funding. State officials said allowing cities and towns to tax properties owned by nonprofit hospitals and colleges would...
  • Hollywood Actress Apologizes For Getting the Covington Story Wrong...Can't Say the Same for Others

    01/21/2019 1:09:08 PM PST · by Red Badger · 184 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Posted: Jan 21, 2019 1:50 PM | Cortney O'Brien
    Over the weekend, media painted the narrative that a group of Catholic high school students harassed Native American veterans in Washington, D.C., before having to retract their reports and publish apologies when the fuller story came out. It turns out that the students were not looking to pick a fight with the veterans, who were participating in an Indigenous Peoples March, and video footage showed that the veterans were the first ones to approach them. In a statement telling his side of the story, the junior who was the source of derision this weekend, Nick Sandmann, explained that he was...
  • Los Angeles DJ Calls For Covington Catholic School to be Burned Down – With Kids Locked Inside ....

    01/21/2019 10:52:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE: Los Angeles DJ Calls For Covington Catholic School to be Burned Down – With Kids Locked Inside – TWITTER SAYS HE DIDN’T VIOLATE RULES ================================================================== Michael Buchanan, who goes by the stage name ‘House Shoes,’ is a Detroit-born hip hop producer and DJ working and living in Los Angeles who made a series of terrorist threats from his bluecheck, verified Twitter account over the weekend. Mr. Buchanan, 45, took to his Twitter account this weekend and called for the Covington Catholic children to be burned alive: “LOCK THE KIDS IN THE SCHOOL AND BURN THAT BITCH TO THE...
  • Montreal’s Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!(T)

    01/21/2019 9:38:42 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    climatedepot.com ^ | 1/20/2019 | J Sprie
    Full header: "GLOBAL WARMING UPDATE: Montreal’s Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!" BEING careful not to confuse ‘weather’ with ‘climate’, even though our warmist friends have no problem finding a direct link between heatwaves and ‘climate change’, every summer, there’s no escaping the irony of cancelling a snow festival due to extreme cold in the era of extreme global warming climate change alarmism! THE extreme irony highlighted by a support comment from Christine Muschi of the Montreal Gazette, before the cancellation – “It’s never too cold for Fete des Neige…”!
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show Thread, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM, WOR-AM, Monday, January 21st, 2019.

    01/21/2019 9:07:26 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 1/21/2019 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The screws tighten on China

    01/21/2019 6:40:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | By Peter Skurkiss
    A quick survey of news from around the world show the screws are tightening on China. First, news broke that Chinese tech company Huawei is now likely to face a criminal probe for stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. This case is the result of civil lawsuits files against Huawei, primarily one where a Seattle jury found the Chinese company guilty of misappropriating robotic technology from T-Mobile. Although the judgement was a modest $4.8 million, it set a precedent for the Justice Department to use Huawei's behavior that was previously outlined in civil lawsuits as a basis for possible criminal prosecution....