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  • Take Back Al Gore's Nobel And Give It To The Fracking Industry

    02/19/2017 7:29:37 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Editors
    Climate Change: U.S. output of so-called greenhouse gases continues to decline, a new report shows. Even so, global warming activists are likely to be disappointed. The drop has nothing to do with their pet cause, alternative energy. That's right. The Environmental Protection Agency's yearly greenhouse gas emissions report noted that after rising slightly in 2013 and 2014, greenhouse gas output fell in 2015 — the most recent full year for which data are available. OK, but maybe it was a one-year fluke? Hardly. First off, the drop was significant in size — 2.2% on an annual basis, far too big...
  • NBA All-Star Game Ticket Prices Plunge: Location Change to Blame?

    02/19/2017 7:05:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Ticket prices are plunging as this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities kick off in New Orleans, six months after the league relocated the annual showcase event from its original site in Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. As of Friday morning, the cheapest available seat for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center cost $184, according to data compiled by TicketIQ, a resale market ticket aggregator. That number is a 71% decrease from last year in Toronto, when the cheapest ticket on the Friday before the game cost $644. The plunge may not be over...
  • Trump's sons open new Dubai golf club

    02/19/2017 3:49:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Sport360 ^ | 19th February 2017 | by Sport360 staff
    Trump International Golf Club Dubai was officially opened as US President Donald Trump's sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr, sons of attended the gala as guests of honour. The Gil Hanse-designed lay-out, which forms the heart of the 42-million square foot DAMAC Hills master development, becomes the 12th golf course in Dubai. The championship-size 18-hole course measures 7,205 yards from the back tees and plays to par-71. Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, said: “It is an honour to stand here today with Eric and Donald Trump Jr., as well as dignitaries and prominent members of the business community,...
  • Bill Maher's shameful mainstreaming of Yiannopoulos' hate (Snowflake melting)

    02/18/2017 9:45:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    By inviting "alt right" (aka white supremacist) darling Milo Yiannopoulos (known as "Milo") onto his HBO show Friday night, Bill Maher could've seized a great opportunity to expose Yiannopoulos' history of hate. After all, Yiannopoulos has spewed so much toxic garbage that he was permanently banned by Twitter in 2016, which says a lot, considering the cesspool that swirls on that platform. So when Maher faced Yiannopoulos on Friday, did the HBO host press him on his view that college rape culture is a fiction and that women are often lying when they report being raped? Did Maher ask him...
  • Trump budget could ax arts, public broadcasting, anti-drug office: report

    02/18/2017 9:03:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/17 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    The White House is considering eliminating funding for arts, public broadcasting and legal services to cut domestic spending, according to the New York Times. The Times reported late Friday that it obtained an internal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo containing a “hit list” of programs that could be axed. Reportedly on the list: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Americorps, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Export-Import Bank, among others. Cutting the programs listed on the memo would save about $2.5 billion, the Times reported....
  • In 1 Chart, What Your Favorite Fast-Food Items Would Cost With $15 Minimum Wage

    02/18/2017 8:22:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 17, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    For Americans hitting the drive-thru at their local McDonald’s, a $15-an-hour minimum wage could hit them in their wallets. According to a January report released by James Sherk, a former research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, fast-food prices would rise by 38 percent under a $15-an-hour minimum wage and cause a 36 percent drop in employment. Sherk’s research comes after several cities and states across the country voted to raise their minimum wages, with increases typically phased in over the next five years. Additionally, several Democrats have advocated a $15-an-hour minimum wage at the federal level, as...
  • Automation and its effects on jobs: The Huge Economic Issue that Washington Isn't Talking About

    02/18/2017 5:54:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Within the next 10 years, there's a good chance that 50% of the jobs today will be gone.And no one in Washington is talking about what to do to deal with this likelihood.The cause of this coming massive economic upheaval is artificial intelligence -- a catch-all term that encompasses everything from driverless cars to sex robots. Its impact is already being felt on the factory floor, where smart machines are making American manufacturers more competitive, more efficient, and more profitable, but without the mass number of workers that used to be the backbone of the American economy.Donald Trump says...
  • Why the Kennedy-De Niro Vaccine Challenge Matters

    02/18/2017 3:07:54 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 15, 2017 | PRATIK CHOUGULE
    JPC-PROD / Shutterstock Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro convened a news conference on Wednesday at the National Press Club to announce a $100,000 cash reward for anyone who identifies a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that the mercury in vaccines is safe. Though the challenge was perhaps something of a stunt, the significance of the appearance was underscored by Kennedy’s confirming that President Trump may ask him to lead a commission on autism. The consequences of such a commission could extend beyond the narrow vaccine/autism debate. More significantly, the commission could expose the incentives driving vaccination policy, which, in...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally from Melbourne Florida

    02/18/2017 12:57:13 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally LIVE from Melbourne-Orlando Florida.
  • Feb. 18 update: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?

    02/18/2017 11:54:06 AM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 18th, 2107 | Sacramento Bee Staff
    These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley for Saturday, February 18, 2017. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service. Want to compare to yesterday? See reservoir and river levels for February 17, 2017. For February 16, 2017. RESERVOIR CONDITIONS ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
  • Former Fed Staffer Says Central Bank Is Under the Thumb of Academics

    02/18/2017 10:16:18 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    The Federal Reserve is dominated by academics who don’t know how finance and the economy really work, according to a former Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas staffer in her new book. Danielle DiMartino Booth, an adviser to Richard Fisher when he was Dallas Fed president, says the economists who control most of the central bank’s seats of power filter their decision-making through theoretical models. That led the institution to miss the forces that created the financial crisis, and then adopt the wrong policies to put the economy back on track, she says. Ms. Booth makes her case in a book...
  • Increased ICE arrests could benefit for-profit detention center companies

    02/18/2017 10:11:40 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    Weeks following Election Day, stocks for two of the biggest for-profits detention center companies, GEO and CoreCivic, increased between 20 and 40 percent. Libal attributes the rising stock to President Trump’s tough enforcement of immigration laws. “That’s because investors believe that Donald Trump is going to increase deportation and detention of immigrants,” he said. “The longer someone sits at a detention center, the more money the private prison corporation makes.”
  • Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could be underwater for 210 days a year as seas rise

    02/18/2017 8:02:58 AM PST · by bgill · 72 replies
    Guardian US ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Trump currently dismisses climate change as a hoax invented by China, though he has quietly sought to shield real estate investments in Ireland from its effects. But at the Republican presidential contender’s Palm Beach estate and the other properties that bear his name in south Florida, the water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns and beaches because of sea-level rise, according to a risk analysis prepared for the Guardian. In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • Trump: ‘Fake News Media’ Is ‘Enemy Of The American People’

    02/18/2017 6:48:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    President Donald Trump labeled The New York Times, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN enemies of the American people in a tweet Friday.“The FAKE NEWS media (failing [New York Times], [NBC News], [ABC News], [CBS News], [CNN]) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People,” Trump tweeted. This comes a day after a lengthy combative press conference held by the president at the White House.Trump said at the presser, “The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. We have to...
  • This Federal Agency Is Targeting a Family Business... [Calling on Trump EO to protect it]

    02/18/2017 6:21:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Stream ^ | 2/17/17 | Rachel del Guidice
    A religious liberty organization is asking President Donald Trump to sign a proposed executive order that would protect the religious freedom of a family-owned business and others like it from the punitive actions of an executive agency.“The Vander Boons are at risk of having their plant shut down and their employees left jobless because of the [Department of Agriculture’s] unfair targeting of the Vander Boons for their religious beliefs,” wrote Michael Farris, the new president of legal defense organization Alliance Defending Freedom, in a letter sent to Trump Wednesday.Farris asked Trump to sign an executive order that could help Americans...
  • Shepard Smith attacks Trump, auditions for CNN

    02/18/2017 6:14:33 AM PST · by NYer · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2017 | J. Marsolo
    Shepard Smith, a Fox News anchor, whose job is to report the news, instead went off, unhinged, attacking President Trump because Trump criticized CNN reporter Jim Acosta.  Evidently, the news media boys believe they can attack Trump, but when Trump responds, then it is an attack on the First Amendment.  They cannot handle being criticized. Smith said: It's crazy what we're watching every day.  It's absolutely crazy.  He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as [if] we're some kind of fools for asking a question.  Really?  Your...
  • Opponents Of Permit Fee Increases Say Gun Owners Being Targeted [Connecticut]

    02/18/2017 6:12:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Chris Keating
    Legislators and advocates charged Friday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is specifically targeting gun owners for a fee increase that they said is not justified by an increased workload. Rep. Rob Sampson, a Wolcott Republican, said the proposal represents an unreasonable jump from the current $70 to $300 for a five-year permit renewal and $370 for an initial permit for first-time gun owners, up from the current $140. "I just don't understand why he would single out this particular group and increase it by an exorbitant amount," Sampson said of the Democratic governor.
  • Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting

    02/18/2017 5:54:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 2/15/17 | Rachel Stockman
    Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital. Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.Davide Carbone, former CEO...
  • Democrats’ Real Global Warming Fraud Revealed

    02/18/2017 4:27:30 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2017 | Dennis T. Avery
    The Democrats are devastated by their recent lost elections.  They will be even more devastated as we learn the details of their massive global warming fraud. Dr. John Bates, a former high level NOAA scientist, set off a furor by revealing that a recent NOAA paper, which claimed global warming hadn’t “paused” during the past 20 years, was fraudulent. The paper was timed to undergird Obama’s signing of the hugely expensive Paris climate agreement. This is only a tiny fraction of the climate fraud. Fortunately, high-tech research has finally sorted out the “mystery factor” in our recent climate changes—and it’s...
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/18/2017 4:19:14 AM PST · by EBH · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/16/2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    02/18/2017 2:16:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2017 7:37 PM EST | Michael Biesecker
    Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels. Pruitt was sworn in later Friday by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. In six years as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt filed 14 lawsuits challenging EPA regulations that included limits on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. He also sued over the EPA’s recent expansion of water bodies regulated under the Clean Water Act, a federal measure opposed by industries that...
  • Bill Gates: Robots That Steal Human Jobs Should Pay Taxes

    02/17/2017 11:49:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2017
    Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes. “Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social Security tax, all those things,” he said. “If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.” Gates made the remark during an interview with Quartz. He said robot taxes could help fund projects like caring...
  • Trump Eyes ‘Big Order’ of New F/A-18XT Super Hornets

    02/17/2017 7:20:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    DoD BUZZ ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | ORIANA PAWLYK
    The F/A-18XT is the designation for the Advanced Super Hornet, which is the Block III fighter jet concept for the Navy. (Photo courtesy Boeing) President Donald Trump on Friday announced he’s considering a “big order” of advanced Super Hornet fighter jets designated F/A-18XT and made by Boeing Co. “We are looking seriously at a big order,” he told the audience at Boeing’s South Carolina facility during the unveiling of the company’s 787 Dreamliner. “Do you care if we use the F-18 Super Hornets?” The comments came less than a month after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered a review of the...
  • Wegmans stores sold out of Trump wines: Did boycott threats backfire?

    02/17/2017 7:03:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 02.17.17 | Geoff Herbert
    Did a threat to boycott Wegmans over products with President Donald Trump's name backfire? The Rochester-based grocery store chain came under fire this week for carrying Trump wines at its 10 Virginia locations. The bottles come from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., bought by Trump in 2011 and given to his son, Eric Trump. The National Organization for Women and other critics encouraged shoppers to take their business elsewhere, despite Wegmans' cult following and positive reputation. "Let's demonstrate through economic action that the residents and businesses of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and...
  • Household debt is dangerously close to 2008 levels

    02/17/2017 6:21:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 February 2017 | Kathryn Vasel
    Americans are taking on a lot more debt. Total household debt climbed to $12.58 trillion at the end of 2016, an increase of $266 billion from the third quarter, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For the year, household debt ballooned by $460 billion -- the largest increase in almost a decade. That means the debt loads of Americans are flirting with 2008 levels, when total consumer debt reached a record high of $12.68 trillion. Rising debt hints that banks are extending more credit. Mortgage originations increased to the highest level since the Great...
  • Trump month one: Success for his supporters; Has already done what Reagan couldn't

    02/17/2017 5:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/17/trump-executive-orders-elite-popular-polls-muslim-ban-immigration-column/97920456/
  • ‘Bathroom bill’ could cost Austin tourism $109 million (TX)

    02/17/2017 4:34:55 PM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Robert Maxwell
    KXAN obtained the latest estimates from the CVB showing 22 groups have expressed concern about the bill. If all were to cancel their convention bookings, the impact would be severe. Austin would lose an estimated 145,890 total hotel room nights and a total estimated economic impact of $109,683,377 between now and 2021. That equates to 4-5 groups a year. The Austin Convention Center hosts an average 60 big groups annually, a spokesperson told KXAN.
  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 3:13:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2017 | Olivia Solon
    Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles “in a month or so”, but city planning bodies say he doesn’t yet have permission.The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been mulling the idea since December, when he revealed his frustrations with congestion in the city. “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” he said on Twitter.“It shall be called The Boring Company,” he added. “Boring, it’s what we do.”At the time it wasn’t clear whether he was joking, but today’s announcement suggested he was not. Elon...
  • President Trump Makes Remarks at Boeing

    02/17/2017 1:20:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | President Trump The White House
    President Trump Makes Remarks at Boeing
  • Opinion: ‘Fed Up’ exposes the elite rot inside the Federal Reserve

    02/17/2017 12:25:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 14 February 2017 | Caroline Baum
    Unlike elected officials, who take heat from opposing-party voters, the Federal Reserve serves as a bipartisan punching bag. Conservatives accuse the Fed of debasing the currency and fanning inflation. Liberal animus is directed at the central bank’s perceived efforts to rescue Wall Street at the expense of Main Street during the financial crisis. Such criticism is generally limited to what the Fed does, or doesn’t do, in terms of policy. Not so with Danielle DiMartino Booth, author of “Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America,” who attacks the culture of the Fed, starting...
  • Industrial Production “Unexpectedly” Declines Due to Weather: Economists Surprised Again

    02/17/2017 12:23:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 15 February 2017 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    Economists were surprised again today, this time over industrial production. The Econoday Consensus Estimate was for a flat reading of 0.0 percent but production fell 0.3 percent. Moreover, the Fed revised December production lower, to +0.6 percent from +0.8 percent. Effectively, the consensus was off by 0.5 percent. Blame the Weather “A swing in utility output skewed what is, however, no better than a modest industrial production report for January. Industrial production, reflecting a 5.7 percent weather-related drop for utilities, fell 0.3 percent which is below Econoday’s no-change consensus. But the real disappointment in the report is the manufacturing component...
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • President Donald Trump's Weekly Address

    02/17/2017 11:16:31 AM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | President Donald Trump The White House
    President Donald Trump's Weekly Address
  • Mark Zuckerberg Rejects "America First", Calls For Global Community

    02/17/2017 11:12:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 February 2017 | Tyler Durden
    SHARES Twitter Facebook Reddit Hot on the heels of retailers who have halted sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing line in protest against Trump (and free marketing buzz), the tech "resistance" against Trump got its lead from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg who on Thursday posted a lengthy note "rebuking isolationist “America First” sentiment, and touting the merits of globalization and a “global community” working for innovation and progress." In short, the CEO of the "social network", whose business model is predicated upon uninhibited globalization allowing advertisers to reach into every corner of the world with 3 second video clips, is calling...
  • Ivanka Trump Brand Shoots to #1 On Amazon (#BuyIvanka!! outselling J-Lo, SJP and Britney)

    02/17/2017 11:11:57 AM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 17, 2017 at 10:11am | Randy Desoto
    Ivanka Trump’s line shot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller’s list, as the first daughter faces boycott efforts by liberals and supporters counter with a #buyivanka campaign. In a widely publicized move, Nordstrom department store announced earlier this month it was dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, which many online praised as a victory in the #GrabYourWallet campaign orchestrated to get consumers to stop buying Trump branded products. Apparently the effort is not working or is having a counter reaction online at Amazon. Ivanka Trump’s perfume is now a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. It is outselling Jennifer Lopez’s scent, as well...
  • AP Exclusive: If [Oroville] California dam failed, people likely stuck

    02/17/2017 11:09:41 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago. The state Department of Water Resources informed federal dam regulators that local emergency officials "do not believe there is enough time to perform evacuations in the communities immediately downstream of the dam during a sudden failure," according to a Feb. 8, 2011, letter reviewed by The Associated Press. Absent "significant" advance...
  • Vox Asks Twitter How Obamacare Impacted Their Lives, Gets Flood of Negative Responses

    02/17/2017 10:49:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/17/17 | Sam Dorman
    Vox asked Twitter users on Wednesday for stories on how the Affordable Care Act affected their lives, appearing to expect positive responses about former President Obama's chief legislative achievement.What the liberal publication got instead was a flood of stories highlighting skyrocketing premium costs and health care insurance loss, among other things."The ACA essentially saved my life," said a Vox reader in a quote posted to the publication's Twitter timeline. Vox tweeted, "Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your life," above that quote.
  • WikiLeaks Exposed April Ryan As More Than ‘Just a Reporter’

    02/17/2017 9:11:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 2/17/17 | Brendan Kirby
    April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, protested that she’s an old-fashioned reporter Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested that she could set up a meeting between himself and the Congressional Black Caucus.“No, no, no,” she said during the president’s news conference. “I’m just a reporter.”Interviewed later by CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Ryan doubled down on the narrative.“I’m from the old school where we just report,” she said. “I’m not supposed to be the news.”And she tweeted: “I am a journalist not a convener! But thank you for answering my questions.”The veteran Washington journalist, however, appeared to a...
  • CBS anchor John Dickerson: Press ruined its reputation 'on its own'

    02/17/2017 7:34:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Eddie Scarry
    John Dickerson, anchor of CBS's "Face the Nation," disagrees with reporters who say President Trump is eroding the national media's credibility. In a radio interview Friday, conservative host Hugh Hewitt referred to the previous day's press conference at the White House, in which Trump laid into the news media and told reporters in the room that the public cannot trust them. "But that one comment, they don't trust you anymore, is a summation of where we are in America, because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country," Hewitt said. "They've lost it." Dickerson agreed. "Yes, it's true,...
  • Anti-Trump haters will be sorry to learn where their so-called boycott landed Ivanka’s sales

    02/17/2017 7:32:46 AM PST · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2-17-17 | Samantha Chang
    Success is the best revenge. Just ask Ivanka Trump, whose perfumes rocketed to the top of the Amazon Bestsellers list after leftist anti-Trumpers launched a boycott of her products. While department stores like Nordstrom, TJ Maxx, Sears and Kmart have dropped Ivanka’s clothing line, shoes and accessories, Amazon is cashing in on the first daughter’s popular perfumes. An Ivanka Trump fragrance is No. 1 in Amazon’s women’s eau de parfum category. Ivanka’s products beat out fragrances from pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears, both of whom have had extremely successful perfume lines for years. Ivanka Trump’s merchandise is being...
  • FORD not scrapping plans to build Mexico factories: company exec

    02/17/2017 7:00:18 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 24 replies
    Yahpooo ^ | 2-16-2017 | AFP
    Mexico City (AFP) - Ford is sticking with its plan to build two new factories in Mexico, despite an announcement last month that it had scrapped plans for a plant in the central state of San Luis Potosi. The US carmaker said a planned factory in the central state of Guanajuato will build engines and transmissions, while another in the northern city of Chihuahua will make car parts for use by Ford factories in the United States, South America and Asia.
  • Jake Leinenkugel tapped for White House job [another Deplorabeer to join Yuengling]

    02/17/2017 6:53:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Chippewa Falls Herald ^ | 1/23/17 | Ross Evavold
    Jake Leinenkugel has gone to Washington. The Chippewa Falls native has signed on with the Trump administration, and has been appointed as a senior White House advisor to the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was sworn into the position Friday. Leinenkugel, who ran Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. for a quarter of a century before retiring two years ago, is looking forward to working on behalf of America’s veterans, said his brother, brewery President Dick Leinenkugel. “Jake is a veteran; two of his children are veterans. He certainly knows first hand the challenges and opportunities men and women who leave the...
  • Publishers are hiring 'sensitivity readers' to flag potentially offensive content [Newspeak]

    02/17/2017 6:31:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/15/17 | Everdeen Mason
    Before a book is published and released to the public, it's passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author's friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor. These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as "dealing with terminal illness," "racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families" or "transgender issues." "The industry recognizes this is a real...
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • Trump Wine Flying Off the Shelves at Wegmans Despite Boycott

    02/17/2017 6:04:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/17/17 | Tessa Berenson
    A group that called for Wegmans shoppers to boycott Trump-branded wine probably won't be happy to hear that instead, bottles from Trump Winery are flying off the shelves in Virginia stores.According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the wine has sold out at two Richmond-area Wegmans stores, and the eight other locations in Virginia have also sold out of all or some varieties of the Trump Winery wines they carry.Jo Natale, vice president of media relations for Wegmans, told the Times-Dispatch that the ten Virginia Wegmans had plenty of Trump wine in stock before the calls to boycott, and sales have soared...
  • EPIC! Trump Brings Coal Miners to Executive Order Rescuing Coal Industry from Liberal Politicians

    02/17/2017 6:04:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    GP ^ | 02/16/17 | Jim Hoft
     President Trump signed legislation today rescuing coal miners and the coal industry from hateful liberal politicians. Several coal miners were in the room today for the special event.Trump promised to rescue coal miners during the campaign. Hillary promised to kill all coal mining jobs and put thousands of families out of work. Today President Trump made good on that promise. The legislation could help protect coal miners from legislation that blocks American companies from mining new reserves. During the event President Trump asked a coal miner to say a few words. The miner from West Virginia was very happy.   This was...
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Spain Citizens Protest Starbucks’ Hiring Spree For Refugees With ‘Starburka’ Stickers

    02/17/2017 5:55:00 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Residents in Spain have an answer for Starbucks’ company officials who announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees from mostly Muslim communities – and if a picture says 1,000 words, this message is a volume. From the blog: “All the Starbucks branches in Madrid have been redubbed ‘STARBURKA REFUGEES’ in a mass sticker protest action against that company’s decision to employ 10,000 Muslim invaders posing as refugees—while unemployment in Spain is over 20 percent. “The protest action, carried out by Spanish nationalist activists Hogar Social Madrid (HSM), saw activists print up ultra-sticky full size stickers to replace existing store signage, made...
  • Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

    02/17/2017 5:16:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1 hour | Peter Jacobs
    President Donald Trump is going to South Carolina to meet with Boeing about jobs, he announced on Twitter Friday morning. Trump tweeted, "Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it."