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  • Manuka honey could fight off deadly infections in hospital equipment

    09/28/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 September 2016 | Henry Bodkin
    Manuka honey could be a powerful new weapon in the battle against hospital-acquired infections, scientists have revealed. Researchers at Southampton University found that cleansing medical equipment with solutions derived from the Australia and New Zealand-based honey reduced the ability of potentially deadly bacteria to accumulate on surfaces by more than 75 per cent. The discovery could transform safety for groups at particular risk of bacterial infections, such as the one-in-four hospital inpatients who use a catheter, thousands of whom suffer urinary-tract and other infections each year.
  • Low Oil Prices Are Not The Reason Oil Companies Are Going Bankrupt

    09/28/2016 6:31:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 26 September 2016 | Dave Forest -
    The real reason energy companies are going bankrupt is more technical. Reserve base lending for unconventional reservoir projects became a ponzi scheme. This is how it works. Step 1) An oil company borrows money or issues equity to drill a well. Step 2) The well “discovers” oil. The reason I put discover in quotations is that the resource (not reserve, there is a difference) potential of shale source rocks has been known for decades. Step 3) Estimate the resource and reserve potential. NB: Resource is properly defined as uneconomic at the current price. Reserve is properly defined as economic at...
  • 'Death spiral'? ObamaCare problems making coverage harder to afford, find

    09/28/2016 4:57:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 28 September 2016 | Dan Springer
    When Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey announced recently that it’s $46 million in debt and shutting down, it became the 17th failed ObamaCare co-op since the Affordable Care Act launched three years ago. Those failures – just six of the original 23 co-ops remain – have left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for coverage. Meanwhile, insurers claiming big losses are leaving some state exchanges -- including Indiana University Health Plans, whose exit is expected to result in 27,000 Indiana residents losing ObamaCare plans in 2017. And companies still operating in the federal and state exchanges are raising premiums...
  • Shocking Report Reveals Scientists Have Created the Word’s First Baby With Three-Parents

    09/28/2016 3:43:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | September 28, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A shocking new report claims the world’s first three-parent baby (pictured above) has been born. Children born through ‘three-person IVF’ would contain some genetic material from each of three different people. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT There are about 50 known mitochondrial diseases (MCDs), which are passed on in genes coded by mitochondrial (as opposed to nuclear) DNA. They range hugely in severity, but for most there is presently no cure and little other than supportive treatment. The goal behind creating “designer babies” with three parents is to eliminate such diseases.But there are good reasons for pro-life people to be concerned about...
  • Jury Comes Down Hard On Big Union's Intimidation Campaign

    09/28/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 9/27/2016 | HEATHER GREENAWAY
    Bullying and intimidation tactics -- that's what we've come to expect of Big Labor today. Two weeks ago in Texas, a jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to Texas-based Professional Janitorial Services of Houston (PJS) after a local Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was found to have waged a campaign of misinformation and defamation against them. SEIU Local 5 had been trying to unionize Houston's large janitorial companies through its "justice for janitors" campaign for years, and but for the Professional Janitorial Services (PJS), it was successful. PJS remained the final holdout -- causing Local 5 to resort to nefarious...
  • "There's A Real Problem Here" - Did Fed's Plosser Just Admit Trump Is Right About Yellen?

    09/28/2016 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 28 September 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Former Philly Fed President Charles Plosser got a lot off his chest this morning during a Bloomberg TV interview. Decrying that central bankers "wring their hands all the time," Plosser noted that The Fed was very "concerned about credibility," and was "pretty good at conjuring up reasons not to act." His mutinous discussion then concluded, sounding very Trumpian, by noting that The Fed "shouldn't be afraid a recession might come," exclaiming "there's a real problem here" with The Fed.
  • Donald Trump Round Table With Hispanic Workers in Miami, Florida (9-27-16)

    09/28/2016 7:31:05 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 5 replies
    LIVE SATELLITE NEWS on You Tube ^ | 9-27-16 | LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
    After last nights debate Donald Trump is in Florida...
  • Congress divided as shutdown again threatens troop pay

    09/28/2016 6:35:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/28/16 | Tritten
    WASHINGTON — It was Obamacare in 2013 and Planned Parenthood last year. Call it déjŕ vu all over again – Congress is risking a government shutdown that could freeze troop pay and squeeze civilian defense workers, this time over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Senate Democrats and Republicans, who were unable to craft an annual budget on time, were still fighting Tuesday over aid for Flint and a stop-gap measure to temporarily keep money flowing after Friday to the Defense Department and the rest of the federal government. A year ago, troops were also facing a pay freeze and...
  • Uh, Hillary, Your Hubby Caused the 2008 Recession

    09/28/2016 5:12:01 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    On the debate stage Monday night, Hillary Clinton smugly repeated the big lie that Democrats have been telling with something close to impunity since 2008. “We had the worst financial crisis, the Great Recession, the worst since the 1930s,” said Hillary. “That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.”
  • Some Houston taco trucks to serve as voter registration booths

    09/28/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2016 | Darla Guillen
    Two Houston organizations on Tuesday launched a voter registration campaign that pokes fun at a controversial comment made by Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez... ...Now Latino advocate group Mi Familia Vota is teaming up with Thomas Hull, the founder of Houston design firm Rigsby Hull, to kick off a campaign that will turn some local taco trucks into voter registration booths. Mi Familia Vota is an organization that encourages and facilitates Latinos' political involvement. The organizers will also be informing locals where they can vote on Election Day. The campaign launches Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, and runs through...
  • Why Yellen may quit if Trump wins

    09/28/2016 3:08:02 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 103 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 27, 2016 12:33 p.m. ET | Steve Goldstein
    Even with two years remaining in her term, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may quit if Donald Trump is elected president, an economist argued on Tuesday. Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients that Trump doubled down on criticism of the Fed during his debate with Hillary Clinton. Trump said the U.S. economy is in a “big, fat, ugly bubble” and specifically called out Yellen. “And we have a Fed that’s doing political things. This Janet Yellen of the Fed,” he said. “The day Obama goes off, and he leaves, and goes out...
  • The Needham Report Forecasts Bitcoin Price to Hit $848

    09/28/2016 12:46:18 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 33 replies
    newsbtc ^ | September 27, 2016 | Gautham
    How is Bitcoin faring in the market and what’s in store for the digital currency community in the near future? A recent assessment made by Needham report draws an outline of all the things that might soon happen with the most popular cryptocurrency. One glance at the report, and it is quite evident that the digital currency is right on track. According to the report, the adoption rate of Bitcoin has been better than all previous expectations. With increasing demand, the price projections for the digital currency has improved as well. The Needham report has revised its project from $655...
  • Saudi Ministers’ Reduced Salary Levels Revealed

    09/27/2016 10:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 September
    Saudi ministers will see a drop in their salaries of 20 percent, while members of Shura council’s wages are to be 15 percent less. The move follows a royal decree and Cabinet statement released Monday, in which the Saudi government announced the suspension of wage increases. During its meeting the Saudi cabinet also agreed to cancel the payment of bonuses, allowances, rewards and financial benefits. According to statistics, a minister’s salary amounts to 51,750 Saudi Riyals (SAR) – that’s nearly $13,800. But with the wage cut this figure will be reduced to 41,400SAR ($11,034). There are 143 Ministers, with a...
  • Obama Admin to Surrender US Control of the Internet to Global Bureaucracy

    09/27/2016 9:34:24 PM PDT · by redpan · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-24-2016 | Eric Lieberman
    The Obama administration is planning to relinquish American control over a central portion of Internet governance. The implications of this move range from control by an international bureaucracy to totalitarian regimes locking up entire portions of the Internet, according to experts. At issue is US control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). “ICANN is arguably the single most powerful institution in the world as it relates to the global economy and communication. It has oversight authority over 300 million domain names, which number is increasing every day”, states Internet pioneer, Jeff Baron.
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • The era of robots: thousands of builders to lose jobs as machines take over

    09/27/2016 8:08:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 27th, 2016 | Tim Wallace
    Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms. The result would be huge productivity gains as more work could be done by fewer people – but also mass layoffs as traditionally labour-intensive construction projects hire fewer and fewer staff. “We’re ,” said Alison Carnwath, the chairman of Land Securities, the Ł8.2bn FTSE 100 construction company. Speaking at the Institute of Directors’ annual convention, the veteran businesswoman said the pace of technological change has taken her by surprise.
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...
  • The Dying Middle Class (Largest Theft in History)

    09/27/2016 6:30:47 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 121 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    Largest Theft in History As expected, Ms. Yellen smiled last week, announcing no change to the Fed’s extraordinary policies. For the last eight years, she has been aiding and abetting the largest theft in history.
  • Don't Blame "Baby Boomers" For Not Retiring - They Can't Afford To!

    09/27/2016 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 46 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    In business, the 80/20 rule states that 80% of your business will come from 20% of your customers. In an economy where more than 2/3rds of the growth rate is driven by consumption, an even bigger imbalance of the “have” and “have not’s” presents a major headwind.
  • Rent Prices Down in San Francisco, San Jose

    09/27/2016 6:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KTVU ^ | SEP 26 2016
    A new report out shows rent prices are falling in several Bay Area cities. The trend for rent prices has been up for such a long time but in San Francisco, rent came down by 6 percent last month. Abodo, an apartment search website, released a new study showing where the biggest increases and decreases were in rents for one bedroom apartments across the country. >>>Click here to see the report. Rent in San Francisco between August to September went from around $3,950 a month to around $3,700. In San Jose, the news was better. It ranked number two in...
  • Candidates clash over plans for growing economy [HRC's opening statement indicts Obamanomics]

    09/27/2016 4:14:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    RTE.com ^ | 9/27/16
    As the first one-on-one US presidential debate began, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump put forward competing visions for the US economy... Mrs Clinton said: "The central question in this election is really, what kind of country do we want to be and what kind of future we'll build together. "First, we have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs with rising incomes.
  • 6 Reasons Breitbart Is The Most Bat---t Crazy Website Ever (CRACKED slimes Breitbart)

    09/27/2016 11:40:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | 9-27-2016 | Jim Avery
    A few weeks ago, Donald Trump decided his campaign team wasn't Legion of Doomy enough, so he added Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon. Now, a presidential candidate forming an alliance with a media website in itself is pretty weird, but Breitbart isn't just any media outlet. Breitbart makes Fox News look like the BBC. If websites were people, Fox News would be your friend who's casually thinking of voting for Trump because they can't stand Hillary Clinton, and Breitbart would be Donald Trump when he went on the WWE.
  • Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

    09/27/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2016 10:38 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin has praised farmers for making Russia’s grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times. Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev reported to Putin on Tuesday that this year’s harvest is expected to reach 110-115 million metric tons, the largest yield in a quarter century. […] Putin said Russia shouldn’t hurry to boost its grain exports, but wait for global prices to rise. …
  • Trump Is Right on Climate Change. Dems and GOP Must Follow Him

    09/27/2016 7:34:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Tom Harris
    Never before has a presidential election seen a greater contrast in the attitudes of the major candidates towards climate change. Hillary Clinton told delegates at July’s Democratic National Convention that man-made climate change is “an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time.” Yet Donald Trump calls Clinton’s approach an "extreme, reckless anti-energy agenda," and he told Fox News on July 26 that man-made climate change "could have a minor impact, but nothing, nothing [comparable] to what they're talking about." To determine which position is most reasonable, and what -- if any -- climate change mitigation policy is needed,...
  • New Survey of Gun Ownership Shows Bias Before Publication

    09/27/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The choice of those publications is highly instructive of the motives of the researchers.  The publications are The Trace, funded by Michael Bloomberg to promote citizen disarmament in the United States, and The Guardian, the British publication that is highly antagonistic to widespread gun ownership and the Second Amendment. From theguardian.com: The unpublished Harvard/Northeastern survey result summary, obtained exclusively by the Guardian and the Trace, estimates that America’s gun stock has increased by 70m guns since 1994. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who own guns decreased slightly from 25% to 22%. The lead author of the...
  • Peter Thiel's company just sued by U.S. Government (my title)

    09/27/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/27/2016 | TIM HIGGINS
    Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
  • Debate Drags Markets Down

    09/27/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Barchart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Nick Mastrandrea
    Good Morning Traders, As of this writing 4:30 AM EST, here’s what we see:US Dollar: Dec. USD is Up at 95.225.Energies: November Crude is Down at 45.57.Financials: The Dec 30 year bond is Up 2 ticks and trading at 168.10.Indices: The December S&P 500 emini ES contract is 33 ticks higher and trading at 2148.00.Gold: The October gold contract is trading Down at 1336.30. Gold is 35 ticks lower than its close.Initial Conclusion This is not a correlated market.... ...Could this change? Of Course. Remember anything can happen in a volatile market. Commentary Yesterday the markets made it very clear that...
  • Ifo predicts 'golden autumn for German industry'

    09/27/2016 12:07:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    dw.com ^ | September 26, 2016 | Reuters, dpa
    Optimism in Germany's boardrooms about the nation's economic outlook has surged, the Munich-based Ifo think tank has reported. Its closely watched business confidence index reached a new high despite Brexit worries. Business confidence among German executives surged to a more-than-two-year high in September, with optimism in boardrooms across the country rising faster than forecast by analysts. ..."German industry is expecting a golden autumn," Ifo President Clemens Fuest said in a statement.
  • Europe pushes to further curb aviation emissions

    09/26/2016 11:22:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 27, 2016 0:50 | Jorge Valero
    Member states will conduct a last-ditch offensive on a proposal to limit CO2 gases emitted by aircraft during the International Civil Aviation Organization conference in Montreal opening on Tuesday (27 September). The 191 members of the UN body responsible for air transport are expected to adopt a global market-based mechanism to achieve carbon-neutral growth for the aviation sector from 2020 onwards. The number of passengers flying each year is expected to double by 2035, surpassing 6.5 billion travelers. …
  • EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

    09/26/2016 11:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 11:09am EDT | Gabriela Baczynska
    European Union leaders will explore next month the possibility of improving strained ties with Russia in response to growing irritation among some member states over economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. But the sanctions appear likely to remain in place for now, especially those slapped over Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula seized by Russia in March 2014, despite the legal and political challenges of maintaining them. A series of Reuters investigations recently showed how European companies including German retailer Metro and France’s Auchan were doing business in Crimea despite the punitive sanctions regime there....
  • Everyone thinks they are middle class: The false perceptions many Americans hold.

    09/26/2016 3:53:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    My Budget 360 ^ | presumably sometime in September 2016 | no byline
    In 1971 70% of Americans were middle class. A clear majority. Today the middle class is now a minority. It is interesting that within one generation we have pushed the middle class into minority status yet most people still think they are middle class when the data clearly states otherwise. This misperception is probably at the root of a lot of the political anger this year. If everyone is middle class and you are struggling, surely it is the system to blame. Forget about the cronyism on Wall Street and the deep capture of big money in D.C. – the...
  • The Natural Gas War Burning Under Syria

    09/26/2016 2:50:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 22 September 2016 | James Durso
    Qatar always wanted to punch above its weight. In Syria, it got the chance. In 2009, Qatar, a leading natural gas producer, approached Syria about routing its planned 1,500 mile pipeline to the gas markets of Europe through Syria’s Aleppo province. Qatar wanted a pipeline straight to Europe as its current gas transport modes were limited to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, mostly to Asia with limited spot shipments to Europe or the Dolphin pipeline to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The pipeline would head north and end in Turkey after crossing Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria. Syria declined...
  • Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio to Meet at White House to Discuss Climate Change(Major BARF!)

    09/26/2016 10:21:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Mark Judge
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will meet on October 3 to discuss climate change. The meeting will take place at the White House as part of the inaugural South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action. It will include a screening of DiCaprio’s new environmental documentary “Before the Flood,” which will be in theaters October 21. The president and the Oscar-winning actor will take part in a conversion with climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about "the importance of protecting the one planet we've got for future generations."
  • Everything You Need To Know Before Obama’s Global Warming Plan Goes To Court

    09/26/2016 9:40:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Kevin Daley
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday in West Virginia v. EPA, the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature global warming initiative, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The litigation is massive in scale — nearly every state in the union is involved in some capacity. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states who are challenging the rule, while 18 states have come to the Plan’s defense. Each side is joined by activist and industry groups, electric companies, academics, lawmakers, tech companies, and retired dignitaries who together have filed over 70...
  • Israel’s Leviathan Partners Sign Gas Export Deal With Jordan

    09/26/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by rktman
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Bloomberg reports: Partners in Israel’s Leviathan field, the country’s largest natural gas reservoir, signed an export agreement with Natural Electric Power Co. of Jordan. Tel Aviv gas stocks rose. The partners, including Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP, will supply a gross 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the Leviathan field over a 15-year period, Noble said in a statement. Gross contract revenue is estimated to be about $10 billion.
  • BLM office in Junction to see change ( Colorado UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado district to the southwest district under a reorganization. ... Mesa County Commissioner John Justman is uncomfortable with the Grand Junction Field Office no longer being part of the Northwest District, despite Mesa County’s close economic ties to the oil and gas development that takes place in northwest Colorado. Many area oil and gas jobs are based in Mesa County. “Financially the county is much more attached to the Northwest District than the...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • Smaller Chains And Indie Theaters Join Fox Searchlight In ‘Birth’ Voter Registration Drive

    09/26/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A plethora of smaller theater chains and independent theaters, but none of the biggest exhibitors, joined Fox Searchlight Pictures in opening their lobbies to a voter registration drive associated with promotional screenings and the opening of The Birth Of A Nation on October 7. Fox on Monday announced a roster of participants that included Bowtie Cinemas, Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns, among others. But power players like AMC, Regal and Cinemark were not on the list. Backers of the registration drive included public interest organizations like the League Of Women Voters and the National Coalition Of Black Civic Participation. The...
  • Target Removes Tiny Carts From Stores After Parents Complain

    09/26/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    After a slew of complaints online from parents who shop at target, Target is making a change. According to several tweets from an official Twitter account, Target is removing the recently added “tiny carts” from 72 of its stores this week where they were being tested. The change comes after a slew of complaints from parents....
  • Army Drops Smith & Wesson from Pistol Competition

    09/26/2016 5:16:28 AM PDT · by shove_it · 49 replies
    KitUp ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | MATTHEW COX
    The U.S. Army has dropped Smith & Wesson from its Modular Handgun System competition, according to a Sept. 23 report Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Smith & Wesson, which was partnered with General Dynamics, was one of five gun makers competing to replace the Army’s M9 9mm pistol. “We and our partner in the pursuit of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System, or MHS, solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm have been notified by the Department of the Army that our proposal was not selected to advance to the next...
  • 'Bernie' Clinton's Massive Tax Hike Is Based On Greed And Envy

    09/26/2016 3:55:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 3 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/23/2016 | Steve Moore
    Greed A selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed. ‎ A continual lust for more. Envy A feeling of resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions or qualities or wealth. Someone might want to tell Hillary Clinton that greed and envy are two of the seven deadly sins. She's guilty of both. Her revised tax plan‎ would raise the estate tax to as high as 65% -- up from 40% today. She would also apply the hated death tax to as many as twice the number of estates. It's one of her dumbest ideas...
  • Duck And Run—-The Robot Doth Blather [YELLEN & HER FED]

    09/26/2016 3:48:40 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 2 replies
    david stockman's contracorner ^ | September 23, 2016 | David Stockman 
    Listening to Janet Yellen splitting hairs and blathering in circles about the state of the economy yesterday was enough to put you in mind of a paint-by-the-numbers robot built in the labs at MIT and programmed by its Keynesian economics department. After all, the latter has also inflicted on the world Paul Samuelson, Stanley Fischer, and his infamous student, Ben Bernanke.So why not a four-fer?There is only one question that Yellen needs to answer and then all else is readily explained. To wit, does she actually believe that the money market rate——as formerly measured by Fed funds before Bernanke nationalized the interbank market in September 2008——is a wholly owned property of the...
  • Clinton-Trump debate showdown carries potential to sock stocks

    09/26/2016 3:43:13 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 24, 2016 8:30 a.m. ET | Wallace Witkowski
    Will the gloves come off Monday, and the wheels fall off stocks Tuesday? Investors will be keeping a close eye on the first of the presidential debates between Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump for signs of a momentum shift in the heated race. The outcome from the head-to-head matchup carries the potential to deliver a jolt to U.S. equity markets coming off closely watched policy decisions by central bankers. Stocks finished the week higher, even with a Friday downturn... ...the debate may be, outside of another important meeting of major oil producers, the most important event...
  • SpaceX test-fires 'Raptor' rocket that will take humans to Mars

    09/26/2016 12:20:44 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    engadget ^ | 9/26/16 | Steve Dent
    SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas facility on a stand that can handle the extreme thrust. Pointing out the "mach diamonds" from the test (above), Musk said the "production Raptor goal is a specific impulse of 382 seconds and thrust of 3 MN [680,000 pounds]," more than three times that of the current Falcon 9. With nine of the methane-fueled motors, the Red Dragon will be far more powerful...
  • Massive Fire Engulfs Pemex Oil Tanker in Gulf of Mexico

    09/25/2016 3:11:01 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 9 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | September 25, 2016 | Natalie Schachar and Noe Torres
    MEXICO CITY, Sept 24 (Reuters) – A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm.
  • Downtown road work, detours galore driving commuters crazy

    09/25/2016 2:16:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 24, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    <p>Tweefie Millspaugh has a relatively short commute from her home in North Baltimore's Abell neighborhood to her job at a downtown law firm. Without traffic, she says, it takes about 15 minutes.</p> <p>But lately, the 54-year-old has found herself yelling fruitlessly in the driver's seat as she sits for 45 minutes on streets jammed by road closures across the city's center. After work, she waits again in a crawling line before finally inching out of her parking garage and into the gridlock.</p>
  • Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump (Dilbert!)

    09/25/2016 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 120 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 9/25/16 | Scott Adams
    As most of you know, I had been endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, for my personal safety, because I live in California. It isn’t safe to be a Trump supporter where I live. And it’s bad for business too. But recently I switched my endorsement to Trump, and I owe you an explanation. So here it goes. 1. Things I Don’t Know: There are many things I don’t know. For example, I don’t know the best way to defeat ISIS. Neither do you. I don’t know the best way to negotiate trade policies. Neither do you. I don’t know the...
  • A new study says Trump would raise taxes for millions. Trump’s campaign insists he won’t.

    09/25/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    More than half of America's single parents and one-fifth of its families with children could see their federal income taxes go up under Republican Donald Trump's revamped tax plan, according to a new analysis of the plan by a New York University professor who previously served as a tax specialist for the Obama administration and the Senate Finance Committee. The Trump campaign called the findings "pure fiction," contending the analysis neglects a crucial benefit for low-income taxpayers — and insisting that Trump would instruct the congressional committees drafting his plan into law that taxes would not be allowed to rise for any...
  • Isaiah Washington calls on African-Americans to boycott work to protest recent killings(T)

    09/25/2016 8:58:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | nicole bitette
    Actor Isaiah Washington is calling on African-Americans to protest the recent killings of black men by police in a very different way. Washington took to Facebook on Tuesday to suggest that African-Americans across the United States boycott showing up for work on Monday to show that black lives matter in the wake of recent police brutality. "Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply 'stay at home' from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United...
  • These are the people who could win Donald Trump the election

    09/25/2016 7:20:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — Rich Andrason isn’t blind to the evidence of decay that a collapsed local economy and two generations of heroin addiction have brought to Columbiana County. Still, he wouldn’t change anything about his life here. “I have a good life here, I still do,” he said, settling behind a desk slightly elevated from the counter of the antiques shop he and his wife Janice own on Washington Street. Things used to be grander in the once-bustling downtown of this city of about 13,000 along the Ohio River. Parents brought kids here to shop for back-to-school clothes or...