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  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • India-Israel science and innovation pact

    12/06/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16
    Science Minister Ofer Akunis signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and innovation with India while on a visit there. The agreement calls for each of the two countries to budget a million dollars in 2017 for mutual research projects. There will also be joint initiatives...
  • Carrier Deal a Political Winner for Trump, Poll Shows

    12/06/2016 6:31:29 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | JON REID
    Voters across the political spectrum view President-elect Donald Trump more favorably as a result of the Carrier deal. In a new Morning Consult/POLITICO national poll, 6 out of 10 voters surveyed said Trump’s intervention to keep the manufacturer from shipping hundreds of jobs to Mexico made them view the president-elect in a more positive light.
  • White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2016 6:12:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 168 replies
    BPR ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Blake Neff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America. It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack...
  • China urges U.S. to block transit by Taiwan president

    12/06/2016 6:01:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Ben Blanchard and Bill Barreto
    BEIJING/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Tuesday not to let Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen transit there when she visits Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent. China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, whom it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province. Her call with Trump on Friday was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to...
  • Pentagon reportedly buried study exposing $125 billion in waste

    12/06/2016 5:41:08 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2016
    Senior defense officials suppressed a study documenting $125 billion worth of administrative waste at the Pentagon out of fears that Congress would use its findings to cut the defense budget, the Washington Post reported late Monday. The report, which was issued in January 2015 by the advisory Defense Business Board (DBB), called for a series of reforms that would have saved the department $125 billion over the next five years.  Among its other findings, the report showed that the Defense Department was paying just over 1 million contractors, civilian employees and uniformed personnel to fill back-office jobs. That number nearly...
  • I Talk to Donald Trump (RELEASE PRISONERS IN NEVADA AND ELSEWHERE)

    12/06/2016 3:59:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/30/2016 | Gavin Seim
    (at 0:00) Hey Donald Trump Gavin Seim here...... (at :27) We've got political prisoners like Joe Robertson imprisoned for building a pond and we've got patriots in prison like the Bundys and the Hammonds. We've even got people from your own campaign that are in prison And I want to know what you're going to do. I want you to step up and be the voice. You have this amazing powerful voice and you have to use it for good or its no good at all..... (at 1:19)...Law and order means liberty and justice for all and so the first...
  • Persons or property? Celebrity embryo lawsuit escalates

    12/06/2016 3:16:40 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    CWR ^ | December 5, 2016 | Anne Hendershott
    Actress Sofia Vergara and her former fiancé Nick Loeb While much of the media ridiculed businessman Nick Loeb when he filed a lawsuit last year to prevent his former fiancée, TV star Sofia Vergara, from destroying the frozen embryos they created together in 2013, sentiment may shift following a disturbing development in the case. In an attempt to show that Loeb is dishonestly claiming to be “pro-life” in his quest to gain custody of the embryonic children the couple created together, Vegara’s attorneys have petitioned a California court to force Loeb to disclose the names of two women who underwent...
  • Jeb Bush joins up with lobbying firm

    12/06/2016 12:24:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Steven Lemongello
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will act as a consultant for the lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the firm announced Monday. The firm, which has offices in Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and four other Florida cities as well as in New York, Washington and Philadelphia, lobbies governments on behalf of industries including finance, health care, energy and education - a particular interest of Bush, a longtime vouchers and charter school proponent. Bush will act as a "strategic consultant" to the firm and its clients through his own consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates. "This move adds to our firm’s distinguished...
  • Kerry: Iran deal made Israel safer

    12/05/2016 10:41:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry argued on Monday that the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers last year had made the world – including Israel – safer. Kerry rejected President-elect Donald Trump's references to the agreement as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated". "The region is safer, Germany and the United States are safer, Europe is safer, Israel is safer and the world is safer... It depends on all of us to keep this alive," he said at an event at which he was awarded the German Order of Merit, according to Reuters. The Secretary of...
  • Hillary Clinton throwing party to thank millionaire donors

    12/05/2016 9:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are throwing a party at the Plaza hotel on Dec. 15 to thank those who donated millions to the campaign. The party will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor, to honor the Hillary for America finance leadership council. Guests expected are big bundlers including Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Alan Patricof, Tory Burch and Marc Lasry. One insider said, “Hopefully there’s no balconies so nobody can jump.”
  • Gunman Opens Fire in Pizzeria Over fake News Story

    12/05/2016 7:32:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 5, 2016
    A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, DC, restaurant on Sunday, injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon about a male with a weapon on Connecticut Avenue, in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee,...
  • In Key Decision, DC Court Upholds Fourth Amendment

    12/05/2016 6:08:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/5/16 | David Rosenthal
    The Fourth Amendment is still alive and well, thanks in part to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a Nov. 8 opinion, the court overruled a lower court decision and held that an Iraq War veteran, 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan, may pursue his claim for monetary damages against the District of Columbia and certain individual police officers after those officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by ransacking his house—twice.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland ~ 06 DEC 2016

    12/05/2016 5:58:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 51 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland Surrounded by the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, Naval Support Facility Indian Head is strategically situated less than 30 miles south of the nation’s capital. In addition to its military value, the Indian Head Navy installation makes a significant economic contribution to the local community by serving as one of Charles County, Maryland’s largest employers.Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navy’s first established presence in southern Maryland. What began many years ago as a gun test facility on the Potomac...
  • Algore: climate change threat leaves 'no time to despair' over Trump victory

    12/05/2016 5:09:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/05/16 | Oliver Milman
    The urgent threat of climate change means there is “no time to despair” over the election of Donald Trump, according to former vice-president Al Gore, who hopes that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join an escalated climate campaign against the president-elect. Gore told the Guardian he remained hopeful Trump would reverse some of his positions on climate change but predicted an unprecedented backlash from environmentalists over the next four years.
  • Tomi Lahren v. Trevor Noah, a debate to ponder. Shall we discuss?

    12/05/2016 11:20:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/1/16 | Youtube
    "Tomi" host Tomi Lahren gives her take on the Black Lives Matter movement and explains why she lashed out against Colin Kaepernick for his national anthem protest. But there's more here for everyone to think about.
  • Advisory issued after livestock on Indiana beef cattle farm dies of anthrax

    12/05/2016 8:52:09 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 31 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Dec 5 2016 | FOX59 Web
    <p>The Indiana Board of Animal Health has issued an advisory after livestock on a southern Indiana beef cattle farm was infected with anthrax.</p> <p>A veterinarian collected tissue samples for laboratory testing after the animal died unexpectedly. Only a single, mixed-breed bull died; other animals in the herd have not shown signs of infection.</p>
  • How...to Defeat a Knife-wielding Terrorist

    12/05/2016 8:29:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 4/12/16 | Kfir Itzhaki
    Kfir Itzhaki, a courageous expert in Krav Maga defense, shows exactly how he neutralized a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist and explains why he chose to take a chance on his own life. Video
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • Kerry: Bennett's ideas are 'profoundly disturbing'

    12/05/2016 5:37:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/16 | David Rosenberg
    Video (hear his brain actually farting; youtube link below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey6SaEZFZNs Secretary of State John Kerry made a foray into internal Israeli politics on Sunday night, slamming the Israeli cabinet and singling out Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) by name, saying that Bennett’s recent statements on the future of Judea and Samaria were “profoundly disturbing”. Kerry spoke Sunday evening at the annual Saban Forum, hosted by the left-leaning Brookings Institute, one of whose overseas branches is in Qatar. The Secretary spoke at length about his feelings towards Israel and Zionism, and his belief that Israel is headed in the wrong...
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote (Flashback 2001)

    12/04/2016 10:30:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2001 | y FORD FESSENDEN and JOHN M. BRODER
    A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward. Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr....
  • Third Party Candidate To File Suit Against Florida Election Officer

    12/04/2016 9:25:45 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2016 | PHILLIP STUCKY
    Independent president Roque De La Fuenta announced he plans to sue the Florida Secretary of State, as well as the Broward County Supervisor of Elections for election fraud Monday, according to an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. De La Fuente cites a sworn letter from a Broward County election volunteer that reveals election officials filled in blank absentee ballots in a locked room, a behavior the campaign calls highly suspicious. De La Fuente is suing to expose a current hole in Florida election law, namely that officials don’t monitor closely for potential voter fraud unless the election...
  • Journalist’s tell-all on mobster tied to JFK might have gotten her killed

    12/04/2016 5:14:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-4-16 | Susan Edelman
    On the night before her shocking death, Dorothy Kilgallen, a star panelist on the hit TV game show “What’s My Line?” correctly guessed the occupation of a mystery guest: a woman who sold dynamite. Modal Trigger The glamorous, razor-sharp Kilgallen delighted viewers, but behind the scenes, the dogged and courageous reporter was hot on the trail of the biggest story of her life: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The morning after that show, on Nov. 8, 1965, the 52-year-old newspaper columnist hailed by The Post as “the most powerful female voice in America” was dead in her Manhattan...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 05 December 2016

    12/04/2016 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The Beginning All info and photos from this website.             For the next four weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and its heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you...
  • Secretary Kerry: 'settlements' obstacle to peace

    12/04/2016 4:11:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/16
    Outgoing US Secretary State John Kerry expressed disappointment Sunday that his efforts over the past four years have not put an end to the construction of homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Speaking at the Saban Forum, Kerry said that Israel is "heading to a place of danger" and that the chances for peace are eroding "by virtue of this continued settlement process." "I don't agree with him that settlements are not an obstacle to peace," Kerry said. "Let's not kid ourselves here– you can't just wipe it away by saying it doesn't have an impact. It has...
  • CNN's Stelter: The Media 'Need' to Start Calling Trump an 'Authoritarian' 'Strongman'

    12/04/2016 3:15:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN’s Brian Stelter took his anti-Donald Trump bias to new heights Sunday during his show “Reliable Souses,” where he argued that the media had to start referring to the president-elect as an authoritarian. “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes,’” he claimed, “I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.” “What you do in an authoritarian regime is you delegitimize the press,” he continued, as he asked former Fortune...
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • Obama: We’ve Made Health Care ‘More Affordable for All Americans’

    12/03/2016 7:07:48 PM PST · by Rockitz · 125 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama touted the 21st Century Cures Act, and stated that over the last eight years we’ve made health care “more affordable for all Americans.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody. On the first day of my administration, I promised to restore science to its rightful place. I told you we would unleash American innovation and technology to tackle the health challenges of our time. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered on that promise in many ways, both big and small — including, of course, providing health coverage to 20 million more Americans, and making health...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 04 December 2016

    12/03/2016 5:05:37 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • Arabs insist activists stop visiting Amona

    12/03/2016 3:26:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/16
    Activists from the Arab village of Silwad, with help from leftists NGO Yesh Din, sent a letter to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requesting the government stop activists stop heading to Amona. They also asked that the temporary structures built to house activists be destroyed immediately. According to the Arabs, activists go to Amona for the express purpose of resisting the Israeli Supreme Court's orders. The Supreme Court has ordered that Amona's residents be expelled and their homes destroyed on December 25. In the letter, the Arabs "reminded" Mandelblit that he had requested to delay the expulsion and destruction of Amona,...
  • Diamond/Silk's Latest: Jill Stein, Crooked Hill, Scams. Fidel Castro and Cuban Americans

    12/03/2016 11:43:16 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 14 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | 12/3/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk's take on Jill Stein and Corrupt Hillary doing the recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Replay of Hillalry's statements about accepting the election results......The hypocrisy of it all. And then they take on the Castro death and the celebration in the streets of Miami over his death. Also they comment on the knife attack at Ohio State. Diamond says THANK GOD the perp was killed......and explains why she says "Thank God"......
  • Stripped of Accounting Gimmicks, the US Has Been on the Verge of Recession since 2011

    12/03/2016 8:53:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 2 December 2016 | Phoenix Capital
    The Fed has a very serious problem on its hands. That problem concerns the fact that for seven years the Fed has spread the myth of a “recovery.” I say “myth” because the reality is that when you remove accounting gimmicks, the US has been a “hair’s breadth” away from a recession since 2010. The most obvious gimmick being employed is the phony “deflator” used to understate inflation and overstate growth. Everyone knows that the official CPI measure for inflation is bogus. But the Fed routinely uses a deflator that is even lower that CPI when calculating GDP. This sounds...
  • Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin’s gaffe on background checks

    12/02/2016 10:40:39 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it. ... At this point we are not confident that proper FBI Name Checks have been run on certain ELIS cases. At this point...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 6:53:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 75 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | BOB TITA and ANDREW TANGEL
    Donald Trump took aim Friday at a second U.S. manufacturer that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, a day after he threatened consequences for business that shifted American jobs abroad. “Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers,” Mr. Trump wrote at 10:06 p.m. on Twitter. “This is happening all over our country. No more!” Rexnord, which is based in Milwaukee, intends to move production of industrial bearings from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico, according to the employee union. The move, expected by the middle of next year, would eliminate about...
  • Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer rides Trump's wave

    12/03/2016 6:46:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | John Sparks
    Can far-right, anti-immigrant, gun-loving politician Norbert Hofer become the next anti-establishment figure to lead his country? Norbert Hofer is the friendly face of far-right politics in Austria. The 45-year-old engineer is well-tailored and gun-loving - and he sells anti-immigrant policies with a smile. Mr Hofer has also struck a chord with an increasingly polarised electorate. The senior member of the nationalist 'Freedom Party' told a packed audience at his final campaign event for the presidency that the time had come to put ordinary people first. "Austrian men and Austrian women have a strong will to succeed - to make this...
  • The Corporatists vs. The Decent People: The Elections This Weekend And Where They May Lead

    12/03/2016 4:00:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    12/3/2016 | Self
    They say the third time is a charm and for the third time this year, a runoff election for president of Austria is set for tomorrow, December 4th. The first runoff earlier this year resulted in victory for leftist candidate Alexander van der Bellen over Nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer. But Hofer's Austrian Freedom Party challenged the election in court alleging irregularities in postal ballots (absentee votes). And they won. A second election was set for early this fall but the government decided to cancel the vote when early postal ballots were discovered to have irregularities in them. Polling data at...
  • College Brings Back US Flag After Mass Denunciations

    12/03/2016 2:45:51 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | By Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. will once again fly the American flag on campus, at full-staff, administrators announced Friday. The announcement reverses a decision to remove the flag that made the school a subject of protest and ridicule for the past two weeks. Hampshire initially placed its on-campus flag at half staff following President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the election. But several student activists agitated for the flag to be removed entirely, saying it represented oppressive forces like the police and the U.S. military. Then, the night before Veterans Day, an unknown person took down the flag and burned...
  • 'Kill Her, Throw Corpse to Dogs': Saudi Woman Faces Hate for Not Wearing Hijab

    12/02/2016 11:57:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    A social media user wrote, 'we propose blood' while another commented, 'harsh punishment for the heinous situation'. A Saudi Arabian woman is receiving threats and facing calls for her execution after she was photographed without wearing a hijab or abaya. The incident took place in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh. The photograph was first put up on social media by a user named Malak Al Shehri. The account has been deleted since then. The woman in the photograph received backlash on social media with many users calling for strict action against her. One of the users called on the state to "kill...
  • 'If You Love Jesus, you Will Die Like Jesus' ISIS Savages Crucify Christian for FIVE HOURS

    12/02/2016 11:43:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Dec 2, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    ISLAMIC State fighters crucified a Christian in a harrowing five-hour ordeal telling him “if you love Jesus, you will die like Jesus”. Christians who fled their homes when ISIS took control of large swathes of Iraq have revealed the sickening torture those who were left behind were forced to endure. The jihadis gave Christians four options - leave, convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or die. Now one Christian, named Esam, has revealed how his brother-in-law was crucified following five hours of torture. Speaking to charity, ADF International, he said: “My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh. “He was...
  • Alabama Death Row Inmate Ronald Bert Smith Asks US Supreme Court to Stop Execution

    12/02/2016 9:15:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    al.con ^ | 12/2
    An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment. Ronald Bert Smith is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next Thursday for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville convenience store clerk Casey Wilson. A jury recommended life imprisonment without parole by a 7-5 vote, but a judge sentenced Smith to death.
  • Mexican Gets Life Term Over 2013 Lawyer Slaying in Texas

    12/02/2016 7:59:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    A Mexican man must serve life in a U.S. prison for stalking and helping arrange the 2013 Texas slaying of a lawyer who'd been the acting head of a Mexican drug cartel. Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes was sentenced Thursday in Fort Worth. The case involved the shooting death of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, near Dallas. Cepeda-Cortes in May was convicted of interstate stalking, conspiracy to commit murder for hire and tampering with documents or proceedings. Officials said the tampering involved efforts to destroy evidence on his computer. His cousin, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder...
  • On Sunday Austria To Choose Between Globalism or Populism

    12/02/2016 7:55:08 PM PST · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    On Sunday the people of Austria will vote one again for the new President of the country and the choice has come down to an anti-mass migration populist and a left wing globalist. This year’s Austrian presidential election has been the longest in the history of Austria’s second republic and is finally coming to an end on Sunday after controversy and scandal. The Austrian voters have two choices for their new head of state, the anti-mass migration populist Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party or the Left wing pro-European Union candidate Alexander Van der Bellen. The first round of the...
  • With Populist Anger Rising, Italy May Be Next Domino to Fall (Sunday's Referendum)

    12/02/2016 7:42:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    NYTimes ^ | DEC. 2, 2016 | JASON HOROWITZ
    Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, only 41, once seemed to have solved the riddle of how to survive Europe’s populist, anti-establishment tempest. But with a critical national referendum on Sunday, the populist wave is now threatening to crush him and plunge Italy into a political crisis when the European Union is already reeling. From Washington to Brussels to Berlin, fears are rising that Italy may be stumbling into its own “Brexit” moment. What should be an inward-looking referendum on whether to overhaul Italy’s ossified political and electoral system has taken on much broader import. Financial analysts warn of a potential...
  • What 'are so many of them doing?' 95 million not in US labor force

    12/02/2016 7:10:41 PM PST · by aquila48 · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/2/16 | Jeff Cox
    The November jobs report looked pretty good on the surface except for one number that popped off the page: 95 million. That's the number of Americans now counted as not in the labor force, a historic high that has confounded economists and policymakers. The total — 95.06 million to be more exact — has been rising consistently but surged by a gaudy 446,000 last month. The jump occurred as the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs and the headline unemployment rate dropped sharply. Explaining the consistent increase in those leaving the labor force is complicated, with factors divided between an aging...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Countdown To Christmas ~ Fabulous 50s ~ 03 December 2016

    12/02/2016 6:13:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 213 replies
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  • Ex-Trump campaign manager: unlike Romney, Trump bragged about his wealth — and it worked

    12/02/2016 4:55:26 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    VOX News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JOSH EDELSON
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — One by one, the political operatives sitting around the table at Harvard’s campaign managers conference Wednesday afternoon explained why they thought their candidate could win — even though he or she ended up losing. And then came Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski explained how he joined Donald Trump’s team in January 2015, and helped run “the most unconventional race in the history of the presidency” before his eventual firing 18 months later. “Embracing Mr. Trump’s wealth and not running from it,” Lewandowski said, “was a strategic decision that we made early on.” He continued: “The reason we did that...
  • Philadelphia starts an election recount of 4 percent of divisions

    12/02/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Philly.Com News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Claudia Vargas
    Some snapped pictures, others watched intently as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown. The recount of 4 percent of the city's 1,686 voting divisions was the result of a recount campaign launched by Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein in various counties and states throughout the country. Philadelphia City Commissioners, who make up the Board of Elections, agreed to recount ballots in 75 divisions in which there were at least three affidavits for each division from voters asking for a recount. They rejected the request...
  • How to Rebuild the Republican Party

    Bravo for the forward-looking team at Commentary. Unburdened by illusion that Donald Trump can or will “turn this thing around,” they have proceeded straightaway to the next important conversation: What comes next for America’s battered Republican Party? Noah Rothman writes: “Reunification and a recapitulation of something resembling a national governing coalition must be the foremost priority.” That’s clearly true! How to do it? Rothman’s answer is to try to reconstitute conservatism as it used to be, refined by the famous “autopsy” of 2013. The problem is that pro-Trump Republicans may not agree that Trumpism failed. They may not be amenable...
  • Halal Slaughterhouse Operators Charged With Human Trafficking

    12/02/2016 10:52:55 AM PST · by Bodega · 12 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02 Dec 2016 | John Binder
    Two Muslim businessmen who ran a Halal chicken slaughterhouse were arrested and charged by federal authorities for alleged human trafficking and harboring illegal immigrants for exploitation and monetary gain.
  • Philippines' Duterte gets Trump invite during 'animated' call: aide

    12/02/2016 10:02:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2016 | Manuel Mogato and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the telephone on Friday with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte and invited him to the White House next year during a "very engaging, animated" talk, an aide to Duterte said. The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte's special advisor, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media. The conversation came amid tension and uncertainty between the United States and the Philippines after months of anti-American rhetoric from Duterte, fueled by his anger over the Obama administration's concerns about his deadly war on drugs. Though Duterte has spoken of his optimism for better ties...