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  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in November 1999 that, if elected president, he wanted to make Charles Rangel, the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At the time, real estate magnate was considering running for president as a member of the Reform Party. Asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer if he’d “given some thought to a potential Trump Cabinet,” Trump mentioned Rangel as his top choice to lead HUD. “Well, let’s go — like HUD,” Trump said. “I think Charlie Rangel is a terrific guy. He’s a congressman from New York. He has...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Paid to Hide Identity of the People Running Her Email Server

    09/03/2015 12:31:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-2-15 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton paid to hide the identity of the people running her private email server, Breitbart News has learned. Her attempt to hide details about her server has allowed another faceless company access to her classified email information, while doing little to nothing to secure that information from hackers. Clinton’s private email domain clintonemail.com was initially purchased by Clinton aide Eric Hoteham, who listed the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home as the contact address for his purchase. But the domain is actually registered to an Internet company designed to hide the true identity of the people running it. Clintonemail.com is...
  • China slowdown, market jitters threaten world economy: IMF

    09/02/2015 8:58:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ctvnews ^ | Paul Wiseman
    The Chinese economic slowdown, though long anticipated, "appears to have larger-than-previously-envisaged" repercussions in other countries, the IMF said. China's troubles have sent the prices of raw materials such as oil and copper into a freefall, pinching Brazil, Russia and other commodity exporters. The report did not revise the fund's economic forecasts for this year, last updated in July, though it concluded that "downside risks have risen." The IMF expects the global economy to grow 3.3 per cent this year, little-changed from 3.4 per cent in 2014; the U.S. economy to grow 2.5 per cent, versus 2.4 per cent in 2014;...
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Trump Donated Thousands, Had Close Working Relationship with Al Sharpton

    09/02/2015 7:35:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 353 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Long before the Republican presidential candidate became a presidential candidate or a Republican, Donald Trump had a working relationship with Al Sharpton, including doing favors for the racial activist and giving him thousands in donations.
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • New Clinton Violations In Use Of Thumb Drives For Emails

    09/02/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-2-15 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C. The State Department released 7,000 new Clinton emails Monday, including at least 125 that were treated by the department as classified. The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the handling of...
  • The War on McDonalds; Email scandals spread; US dry land declared "Waters of the World by EPA

    09/02/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 9-2-15 | Wisconsin Club for Growth
    The War on McDonald’s The high and mighty of the Democratic Party sneer at fast-food jobs, calling them unworthy of the often minimally-skilled workers who hold them. But those jobs fill a vital need for such workers: the opportunity to get paid while acquiring stronger skills. Now, in an oh-so-typical overabundance of false solicitude for the welfare of those workers, the Obama administration has acted to make the jobs that are available to them harder to get. Last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board did what’s been long expected, broadening the definition of a “joint employer” to drag countless businesses...
  • Doctors to Trump: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Would Be Bad for U.S. Health (barf alert)

    09/02/2015 2:29:15 PM PDT · by fifedom · 96 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Millie Dent
    The American College of Physicians has a message for Donald Trump and any other presidential contender advocating for mass deportation of illegal immigrants: Any plan to kick out those 12 million people from the country could have severe public health consequences. ... “Numerous studies show that deportation itself, as well as the fear of being deported, causes emotional distress, depression, trauma associated with imposed family separations, and distrust"
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington — the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure “would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets,” the Kremlin said in a...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Ranked Fourth Among Most-Used Desktop OS One Month After Release

    09/02/2015 12:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    BIDNESS ETC ^ | 09/02/2015 | MARTIN BLANC
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) may have had several ups and downs following the release of Windows 10 last month, but statistics revealed by NetMarketShare indicate the company’s final OS is placed fourth among all desktop operating systems. According to a report by CNet earlier today, Microsoft’s latest OS has garnered 5.2% share of all web traffic generated from desktop-based systems this month. Previously, Windows 10 was released as a technical preview since October. However, the preview did not help register many users until it was revealed as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1, starting July 29. In its first...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Put a fork in her, because Hillary's done. Nobody will ever trust her again

    09/02/2015 11:35:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/2015 | Piers Morgan
    It’s over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. It’s not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skim. It’s not because she couldn’t work out how to watch ‘Parks and Recreation’ or ‘The Good Wife’ on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that she’s simply too old for the top job in America. It’s not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this...
  • Obama Job Approval Down to 52% Among U.S. Union Workers [Happy Labor Day]

    09/02/2015 10:11:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/15
    Leading into this year's Labor Day holiday, 52% of U.S. union members approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, down slightly from 56% in the first quarter of 2015 and one percentage point above his personal low among this group. At the same time, the average rating of the president among those who are not union members has been flat at 46%. .....Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 1-Aug. 30, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 25,795 working adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S....
  • Fret not, McDonald's all day breakfast will start nationally on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    AOL ^ | September 2, 2015
    McDonald's and breakfast lovers, rejoice! After the much anticipated wait, company officials have announced that they will start serving breakfast all-day on October 6. The vote was made last week by the franchise leadership council. If all of this sounds familiar, it's because it is. For the past several months, McDonalds has been testing the notion of all-day breakfast in several markets. Customers wanted to be able to grab a hash brown, or Egg McMuffin whenever they wanted. McDonald's USA President Mike Andres told The Wall Street Journal, "This is the consumers' idea. This is what they want us to...
  • Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

    09/02/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Katie Tubb
    ....Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the U.N. climate deal in Paris this December. So far less than one third of countries have submitted plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the Wall Street Journal’s count. According to Obama, “Climate change is happening faster than we’re acting” and the world is facing a future of more fires, more melting, more warming, more suffering. But there are at least two major problems with his focus on global warming as he’s presented it in Alaska....
  • The main problem is not China but Obama financial regulations

    09/02/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    Deflationary Thoughts ^ | 09/02/2015 | Deflationary Thoughts
    What is the topic that dominates today conversations in financial circles? “It isn’t Greece, or the U.S. economy, or China…It is the lack of liquidity in the markets and what this might mean for the world economy—and their businesses. Market veterans say they have never experienced anything like it.
  • It's amateur hour in China

    09/02/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 1, 2015 | Rick Newman
    This is the next superpower? You’ve got to be kidding. Anybody expecting China to dominate the world must be wondering how the Keystone Kops managed to take over the Politburo in Beijing. China has embarked on a long odyssey to prove that capitalism can work within the confines of a communist government. There have been many impressive successes. But the failures—including those we’ve seen on display this summer—reveal that China is nowhere near the global powerhouse it imagines itself to be or some western declinists fear it will become. The follies in China’s financial markets during the past two months...
  • ADP Jobs Data Misses Again, Drops YoY For 7th Month In a Row

    09/02/2015 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Following its disapppointing tumble in July (having missed expectations for 6 of the last 7 months), August ADP printed another miss at 190k against expectations of a 200k rise with last month revised lower. As the energy sectyoir continues to bleed jobs at a rate of 10k per month, ADP's Zandi notes that manufacturing jobs growth is all auto-related (which is extremely worryinmg given the size of inventories). Job groiwth was largely driven by small businesses (85k) as opposed to large business (40k) with Service-producing goods drastically outpacing manufacturing job growth (173k to 17k). Perhaps most notably, ADP jobs...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Barbara Mikulski 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal

    09/02/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    WBAL TV11 ^ | 9-2-15
    Move ensures landmark Obama victory WASHINGTON —Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory. Mikulski on Wednesday issued the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action international agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: "In accordance with the law, Congress has been reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the past 45 days. I have spent countless hours reading, being briefed and pouring over the intelligence. I have diligently worked to make an informed decision, one that weighs risk and considers a future 10, 15,...
  • Fox News anchor who shares same name as hamster toy sues Hasbro for $5M

    09/02/2015 7:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Dareh Gregorian
    A Fox News anchor says she’s no hamster—or choking hazard. In papers filed in New Jersey Federal Court, Harris Faulkner says she’s suffered “substantial commercial and emotional damage” from a plastic hamster doll that shares her name.
  • Is Fear of China Selling Treasurys Overdone?

    09/02/2015 7:04:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Min Zeng
    China is stirring up the U.S. Treasury market’s pot again. Early last week, sales from China were blamed by traders on why the rally in long-term Treasury debt was muted despite a sharp plunge in global stocks and crude oil prices. Tuesday, the movements in bond market prices again raised speculation that China was in the market selling bonds again to keep in check the bond market’s price strength. While the sales help explain why long-term U.S. bond yields have failed to drop sharply over the past few weeks, analysts and traders don’t expect yields to rise significantly. The bond...
  • Why Walmart Is Reducing Worker Hours, After Raising the Minimum Wage — and Other Lessons in Reality

    09/02/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    News item: There is a new cholesterol-control drug on the market, Repatha, which is enormously beneficial to people who suffer serious side effects from the statins commonly used to control cholesterol or who derive no benefit from statins. Some 17 million Britons are potential beneficiaries of the drug, but they will not be able to use it, because the United Kingdom’s version of Sarah Palin’s death panel — which bears the pleasingly Orwellian name NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence — says it is too expensive. The United Kingdom’s single-payer health-care system is effectively a monopoly, and...
  • Majority of Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

    09/02/2015 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    A new report by my colleague Steven Camarota finds that most immigrant households use welfare. That immigrants receive taxpayer-funded benefits at higher rates than the native-born isn’t a new finding. But previous research (including by CIS) has never found such a high rate. The reason is that Camarota used a different Census Bureau data source, the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), that is more difficult to use but, as its name suggests, provides the most comprehensive view of welfare use (a.k.a “program participation”). The study shows that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households use at least one welfare...
  • How Pro-Life Clinics Can Compete With Big Abortion

    09/02/2015 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Amy Otto and Luma Simms
    Cecile Richards has pounded the drum till its skin has worn thin: Women’s healthcare is in danger. Without Planned Parenthood, women will die. Women will have no way to obtain pap smears, breast exams, and birth control, unless the half a billion taxpayer dollars a year keeps flowing into her hands. On its face, this seems relatively ridiculous. We have Obamacare, which mandates “free” birth control. We have Republicans looking to make birth control even easier to obtain by making it available in stores. One wonders if Planned Parenthood got the memo from the Centers for Disease Control that aggregates...
  • 2015: The Year China Goes Broke?

    09/02/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 1, 2015 | Gordon G. Chang
    Beijing’s efforts to defend both stocks and the currency are severely straining its finances. China, the Financial Times noted Friday, could exhaust its foreign exchange reserves within a year as it defends the value of its plunging currency, the renminbi. The paper’s arithmetic is correct of course, but the projection, which at first sounds alarming, is actually optimistic. Beijing might be broke in months—and maybe by the end of this year—despite now holding the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, the Chinese central government has been supporting stock valuations through various means, especially the direct purchases of...
  • Ninth Planned Parenthood video fuels accusations of extensive lawbreaking

    09/02/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Valerie Richardson and David Sherfinski
    The takeaway moment from the latest fetal tissue video comes when a woman identified as Advanced BioScience Resources’s Perrin Larton recounts cases in which the fetus “just fell out” during an abortion procedure. Depending on what happened next, that could be an unfortunate accident — or it could be a violation of the national Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Released Tuesday, the ninth undercover video from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress fuels the growing contention that those involved in the fetal tissue procurement business, including Planned Parenthood, may have broken as many as a half-dozen federal laws.
  • Is StemExpress Intimidating Former Employees?

    09/02/2015 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    .flashreport.org ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Katy Grimes
    The ugly truth about the business side of the abortion culture in America recently became even more gruesome. The undercover operation of the Center for Medical Progress revealed Planned Parenthood’s government subsidized abortion and political business has also been raising funds by harvesting and selling fetal body parts. Nothing is off the table – brain matter, eyes, hands, livers, hearts, lungs, and assorted tissue from aborted infants in various stages of development. The accompanying videos show Planned Parenthood abortion doctors talking about their work as if its just another day at the office, and they are negotiating bulk sales of...
  • Baby Organ Trafficker: These Pro-Lifers Are Making Life Really Difficult For Us

    09/02/2015 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | By Sean Davis | September 1, 2015
    A new undercover sting video from the Center for Medical Progress shows a fetal organ procurement director complaining about how pro-lifers are making business difficult for baby organ traffickers. The video features a conversation between a prospective baby organ buyer/researcher and Perrin Larton, the procurement director for Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), a California-based non-profit organ middleman. In one portion of the video, Larton brags that while President George W. Bush banned federal funding for research on new embryonic stem cell lines, taxpayer-funded research on aborted baby body parts was not banned. “Now they’re trying to make abortion illegal, and that’s...
  • Huma Complained She Wasn't Paid Enough

    09/02/2015 6:16:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9-1-15 | Shoshanna Weissman
    In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends. In 2012, Abedin transitioned to being a "special employee," meaning she could hold several jobs in addition to her role at the State Department. Presumably, that meant she got a raise. As the Washington Post notes, At the time, Abedin held four jobs with four different employers — an arrangement allowed by...
  • China Slowdown Hits U.S. Factories, Tests Fed’s Resolve [U.S. MANUFACTURING HIT BY FALLING EXPORTS]

    09/02/2015 4:17:17 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 29 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    Manufacturing indexes hit multiyear lows in the U.S. and China, exacerbating global growth concerns and roiling markets again as the Federal Reserve enters the home stretch toward deciding whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The S&P 500 fell 3% Tuesday, dashing hopes that the market had stabilized after plunging early last week. Official data from China showed a factory sector in contraction for the first time since the winter and at its lowest in three years — fresh evidence that the world's No. 2 economy is downshifting much faster than the government...
  • HSAs are popular, cost-efficient & empower individuals. No wonder ObamaCare will crush them.

    09/02/2015 4:12:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Workers across the country will soon learn just how big President Obama's "keep your plan" lie was when ObamaCare costs them their beloved Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • The prospect of a collapsing, homicidal Trump spire did little to slow business

    09/02/2015 2:33:14 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Pos ^ | September 1, 2015 | Richard Warnica
    TORONTO — Outside the quarantine zone Tuesday, life carried on as usual. Cars backed up. Fire trucks idled. Men (and women) went about their business. But inside the cordon, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, things were oddly, eerily calm. A lone police officer stood on Bay Street, looking bored and chewing gum, while outside the tape, office workers looked up, craned their necks and gaped. Toronto Police blocked off a congested clump of streets in the commercial core for more than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday. The culprit: a wonky, but as it turned out perfectly safe, spire...
  • Donald Trump Says China

    09/02/2015 1:01:01 AM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 AUG 2015
    Donald Trump Says "China"
  • Obama picks up more support for Iran deal, needs one more senator to prevail

    09/02/2015 12:27:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-2-15 | Stephen Dinan
    Two more Democrats announced support Tuesday for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, putting the White House a single senator away from assuring it can prevent Congress from scuttling the agreement and leaving GOP leaders hoping to avoid an even bigger embarrassment of losing to a filibuster. With about 10 Democrats still to decide, it’s a lock that at least one of them will back Mr. Obama, giving him the 34 votes needed to uphold his expected veto of a bill to halt the deal.
  • Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About....

    09/01/2015 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About the ‘Really Weird Thing’ Surrounding Fetal Tissue Research A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the ninth video in its ongoing undercover series purporting to show the sale of aborted fetal body parts, with one secretly recorded subject seemingly alleging that some clinic staff in the past were potentially compensated for exclusive access to tissue procurement. Cate Dyer, founder of StemExpress, once worked at Advanced Bioscience Resources, a research group that is reported to have long ties to Planned Parenthood, told actors posing as fetal tissue...
  • Volatile Dow sheds nearly 500 points - Economic indicators suggest 'more to come'

    09/01/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average resumed posting losses in the hundreds of points, dropping briefly in late afternoon trading under the threshold 16,000 level. The Dow closed at 16,058.35, having rebounded from market lows, but still 469.68 points down. Canada announced Tuesday the Canadian economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year, qualifying as a recession. Meanwhile, China’s official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, marking its lowest level since August...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready – because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

    09/01/2015 8:08:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Reuters
    Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer from fat and sodium, researchers report. "We can create policies that will nudge us toward healthier behaviors," said senior author Marie Bragg, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. The proposed policy, which was introduced to the New York City Council, says fast food meals that come with a small toy must include...
  • Unemployed More Likely To Shop, Watch TV, or Play Sports Than Look For a Job

    09/01/2015 7:28:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ali Meyer
    Unemployed individuals in America are more likely to go shopping, watch TV, or play sports on an average day than to look for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Less than one in five of America’s unemployed, or 18.2 percent, participated in job search and interview activities on an average day, according to the BLS data from the American Time Use Survey. Yet 40.8 percent of the unemployed shopped on the average day by store, telephone, or Internet. Of those who shopped, 21.5 percent of those shopped for items other than groceries, food, or...
  • [Nat'l Institutes of Health] NIH Bills Taxpayers for Aborted Baby Body Parts

    09/01/2015 7:20:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government uses taxpayer dollars to buy body parts harvested from aborted babies, according to a new video.The Center for Medical Progress released a ninth video featuring major Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources on Tuesday. The company’s procurement manager, Perrin Larton, said that one of the company’s biggest buyers is the National Institutes of Health.“We continued to send tissue to people like NIH,” Larton told the undercover videographers. “Even though the government was paying for it, fetal tissue weren’t put in that little box of embryonic because it’s different.”An NIH spokeswoman declined to comment on the use of...
  • Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/15 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that “thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. (“PPGC”) from its Medicaid program.” “If Louisiana terminates PPGC from participation in its Medicaid program without providing any justification related to PPGC’s qualifications to perform or bill...
  • Fox News Will Air Exposé of Planned Parenthood’s Baby-Parts Scandal

    09/01/2015 7:00:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/1/15 | Austin Ruse
    Fox News is reportedly set to air Planned Parenthood: The Hidden Harvest on September 4 at 10 p.m., which will shine a light on the controversial undercover videos that have gone viral.The hour-long report will look inside the undercover campaign of David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress, how they trained themselves to be experts in at least talking about the arcane world of baby-parts harvesting, and how they wormed their way into a position of trust with senior managers of Planned Parenthood and tissue procurement companies who buy from them.Troy Newman, president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue,...
  • Planned Parenthood on Sanger: She 'Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements'

    09/01/2015 6:56:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/1/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday focused on black pastors demanding that a bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) criticized the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider. "There is no doubt that Margaret Sanger made some controversial, harmful statements that Planned Parenthood does not uphold,” Alencia Johnson told NPR. “What we do know is that her fight for birth control access for all women — and her partnership with leaders like W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod...
  • Suit: The Minimum Wage Is A Ploy To ‘Break’ The Franchise Model

    09/01/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Franchisees argued in an appeals court Tuesday that the Seattle $15 minimum wage doesn’t just disproportionately hurt their businesses, it was designed to be that way.Seattle led the way in implementing a $15 minimum wage back in June of 2014. To help mitigate the potential for economic harm, the increase was written to phase in over the course of several years, with small businesses allowed extra time to adjust. Small businesses except individually owned franchisees.“Hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses and thousands of their employees are unfairly threatened by Seattle’s new law,” The International Franchise Association President Steve Caldeira said back...
  • Muslima Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Hamas-CAIR Claims Airline Violated Her...

    09/01/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/1/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do.A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant when half your job is serving alcohol?This is just like the devout Muslim who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab.The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job....
  • Mitch McConnell: This Congress won’t be able to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 4:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/15 | Mike DeBonis
    Attempts by Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding are destined to fail as long as President Obama is in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "We just don't have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like," McConnell said in an interview taped Monday with WYMT-TV, which serves eastern Kentucky. "I would remind all of your viewers, the way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it, and the president has to sign it. The president's made it very clear he's not going to sign any bill that includes defunding...
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...