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  • Obama: We’ve Made Health Care ‘More Affordable for All Americans’

    12/03/2016 7:07:48 PM PST · by Rockitz · 118 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 · 72 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 · 34 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 · 73 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 · 36 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 · 64 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 · 18 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 · 14 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...
  • Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

    12/02/2016 8:17:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 35 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    So much for that much anticipated rebound in the participation rate. After it had managed to post a modest increase in the early part of the year, hitting the highest level in one year in March at 63%, the disenchantment with working has returned, and the labor force participation rate had flatlined for the next few month, ultimately dropping in November to 62.7%, just shy of its 35 year low of 62.4% hit last October. This can be seen in the surge of Americans who are no longer in the labor force, who spiked by 446,000 in November, hitting an...
  • Kellogg Foundation Provided Nearly $1 Million to Support Black Lives Matter (Charity Fraud)

    12/02/2016 7:12:39 AM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 16 | AARON KLEIN
    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg Company, has provided at least $930,000 in support of the controversial work of the Black Lives Matter organization. The financing is listed on the Foundation’s website. It includes a June 1, 2016 grant to the International Development Exchange, which is in a contractual relationship with Black Lives Matter to process donations for the group. The Associated Press reported the International Development Exchange, also known as IDEX, “has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations...
  • Another tax Chicago bars and restaurants now have to pay

    11/28/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Pletz
    Last year, the Emanuel administration slipped through a tax on streaming video and cloud computing. Now, again without public hearings, City Hall is targeting bars and restaurants with a surcharge on satellite TV feeds. Earlier this month, the city served notice that its 9 percent amusement tax applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite TV services. The impact likely will be felt most by public spaces that buy premium subscriptions for NFL and college games that can easily run $5,000 to $10,000 a year, meaning their annual taxes would come to at least $450. "This is obviously a huge concern...
  • Trump Team Moves To Block Pennsylvania Recount

    12/02/2016 4:49:30 AM PST · by drewh · 92 replies
    Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” The filing comes on the heels of the Trump camp’s complaint reported earlier Thursday in Michigan dismissing Green Party candidate Jill...
  • 'Tennessine' acknowledges state institutions' roles in element's discovery

    12/02/2016 4:39:37 AM PST · by bert · 20 replies
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bill Cabbage
    The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. "The presence of tennessine on the Periodic Table is an affirmation of our state's standing in the international scientific community, including the facilities ORNL provides to that community as well as the knowledge and expertise of the laboratory's scientists and technicians," ORNL Director Thom Mason said.
  • TRUMP FAMILY TRANSITION THREAD - Countdown week 7 (December 2-8 2016)

    12/02/2016 1:14:44 AM PST · by DollyCali · 479 replies
    FRiends | December 2,2016 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN We are in the fourth week since the election until the Inauguration The first THANK YOU rally last night in Cinti revealed another packed house of enthusiastic Americans supporting Donald J. Trump as he reviewed the election, shared more of his vision and made on appointment announcement (that is a secret) of Mad Dog Mattis. We are all anticipating this week will reveal the new SOS plus other key announcements.
  • 'We Can't Stay HERE' Furious Migrants Bemoan Their Shelter Conditions in Merkel's Germany

    12/01/2016 10:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Dec 1, 201 | Rebecca Perring & Monika Pallenberg
    ANGRY migrants waiting to claim asylum in the promised land of Europe have bemoaned the lack of comforts at shelters in Angela Merkel’s Germany.With the showers and washing machines broken for weeks on end, desperate asylum seekers say they cannot continue to live in the “unworthy conditions”. Around 92 refugees live in a gymnasium in Wackenbergstrasse, in Pankow, Berlin, as they wait to claim asylum. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– But the unhappy migrants have complained an emergency light that is kept on all night keeps them awake. Some have even turned to drink and drugs to block out their living conditions,...
  • BULLETIN: There's Finally a Way to Rid Congress of Dana Rohrabacher!

    12/01/2016 9:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/30 | MATT COKER
    Limp-fisted Democratic Party opponents have not done it. Term limits he himself championed when first elected to Congress in 1988 have not done it. (He has been reelected every two years since.) And too-close associations with slimeballs like Mike Carona, Dave Garofalo, Jack Abramoff, Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, Joseph Medawar and even his felony fraudster wife Rhonda have not done it. No, the only way the Orange County congressional delegation is finally going to rid itself of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Havana) is if Donald Trump nominates him for Secretary of State. Years ago, working at a daily newspaper, it was revealed...
  • Insults fly when Trump, Clinton aides meet

    12/01/2016 9:48:21 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/1/16 | Maeve Reston, CNN
    (CNN) — Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics discussion that was intended to record history by drawing out the internal deliberations of both campaigns. Facing off at long tables on opposite sides of the room during a two-hour panel, raw emotions on both sides exploded as operatives debated how Trump had won the divisive campaign.
  • Captured: Two San Jose Fugitives Found Hiding in Attics Now Face Jailbreak Charges

    12/01/2016 9:22:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Lisa Fernandez
    Fugitive Laron Campbell came out of the attic with pink insulation all over his body, a US Marshal said.The two inmates who broke out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Thanksgiving eve by cutting jail window bars and rappelling down with bedsheets now face additional charges after both were captured hiding in attics within 22 hours of each other. "They've left no stone unturned and have had many, many sleepless nights," Sheriff Laurie Smith said late Wednesday of all the agencies, including US Marshals and FBI agents, who helped bring the fugitives back into custody. Both captured fugitives...
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks

    12/01/2016 9:03:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’ ‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes. ‘KSM explained that if the United States...
  • Clinton aides lash out at Trump counterparts with racism accusation at Harvard event (w/audio)

    12/01/2016 8:32:51 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | December 1, 2016 | John Sexton
    Every four years Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government hosts aides from opposing campaigns for a frank postmortem of the presidential election. Harvard has been doing this since 1972 and usually the discussions are respectful. But according to the Washington Post, that’s not the case this year. When Trump’s team praised Steve Bannon, former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri lashed out. .... Joel Benenson, another Clinton strategist said, “There were dog whistles sent out to people.. . .Look at your rallies. He delivered it.” Conway responded, “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow.” She added, “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that?...
  • Flashback: Obama Mocks Trump for Promising to Keep Carrier Plant in U.S.

    12/01/2016 7:27:36 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 1 Dec 16 | Staf Writer
    n June, President Obama participated in a PBS townhall and was asked about Trump's promise to keep Carrier's Indiana plant in the U.S. The townhall participant -- Eric Cottonham, a member of the Steelworkers Union employed by Carrier -- asked Obama if anything could be done to stem the tide of jobs flowing out of the country, as Trump had recently promised to do. "I see here you’re doing a lot of things, but in Indianapolis, there’s nothing there for us," he asked. "I mean, what’s next? I mean, what can we look forward to in the future as far...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 2 December 2016

    12/01/2016 5:56:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 116 replies
    December 1, 2016 | Santa's Helpers
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  • Kellogg’s Stock Drops Another 1.44% at End of Thursday Trading

    12/01/2016 5:54:54 PM PST · by Rockitz · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 December 2016 | Breitbart News
    Kellogg’s shares (NYSE: K) dropped 1.44% on Thursday, the day after accusations of child labor exploitation and the launch of Breitbart News’ #DumpKelloggs campaign brought the snack company’s value down 2%. Kellogg’s stock fell $1.04 to close at $70.96 per share. The combined two-day drop has been $2.66 per share, down 3.6% from $73.62 at the start of Wednesday trading. Kellogg’s announced this week that it would pull advertisements from Breitbart News. The company fired back on Wednesday: Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are...
  • House Dems in DC vote to keep Pelosi as their leader as her home state votes to regulate cow farts

    12/01/2016 3:25:27 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    The Democrat Party has learned no lessons after the drubbing it took at every level of government on election day if its recent moves are any indication. While the state of California is drafting rules to literally curb the supposed global warming effects of cow farts, the Democrat Party in the House voted to keep Calif. Rep. Nancy Pelosi as its minority leader. The vote to keep Pelosi isn’t a big surprise but the move to create regulations for California farmers to curb the effect of cow flatulence is both stunning and absurd. “If we can reduce emissions of methane,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers on Trump's DC Hotel Lease

    12/01/2016 3:08:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    NBC ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | KEN DILANIAN
    Two top Senate Democrats are pressing the government to explain how Donald Trump's federal lease to operate a luxury hotel near the White House can go forward despite what they call the "unmanageable conflicts of interest" presented by the president becoming his own landlord — as well as a provision that bans government officials from the deal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts joined with Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, ranking Democrat on the committee that oversees government operations, in sending a letter Thursday to the General Services Administration, which in 2013 awarded a lease to the Trump organization to redevelop...
  • Rosie O'Donnell apologizes to Melania Trump for autism speculation

    12/01/2016 3:01:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | NED EHRBAR
    Rosie O’Donnell is saying sorry -- and locking up her Twitter account. The outspoken comedian and former “The View” co-host came under fire for sharing a video speculating about whether or not Donald and Melania Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, could be autistic. Shortly before making her Twitter account private on Thursday, O’Donnell wrote a message apologizing to the future First Lady. “I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry,” O’Donnell wrote. The YouTube user who posted the...
  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO (hated Christians/Republicans)

    12/01/2016 1:20:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 DEC 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday. Schultz will become the company's executive chairman, and current President and COO Kevin Johnson will become Starbucks' next CEO. The changes will take place on April 3, the company said. Starbucks shares dipped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following the news of the planned leadership transition. "As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson — our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Marriage equality is vulnerable' under President-elect Trump says Harvey Milk's nephew

    12/01/2016 10:38:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | December 1, 2016 | Amy Ashenden
    ‘Marriage equality is vulnerable’ under Donald Trump’s presidency, says nephew of gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Stuart Milk warned of ‘dark days ahead’ due to a rise in anti-gay rhetoric spurred on by the US election of Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who supports gay conversion therapy. The nephew of Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected in public office in California and was assassinated 38 years ago, was speaking exclusively to the Standard on his disappointment that friend Hillary Clinton lost out to Trump. He said: “It was very tough, but having been...
  • Great news: You can now pee on the sidewalks in San Francisco

    12/01/2016 6:32:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re talking about California in general and San Francisco in particular it’s probably difficult to surprise us anymore when some crazytown news crops up, but this item from the San Francisco Gate should still raise a few eyebrows. A Superior Court judge out there found himself explaining why he had tossed out more than 66,000 arrest warrants last year and essentially stopped issuing new ones for what are frequently described as “quality of life crimes.” San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the...
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • Clinton team hunts for volunteers to help with recount efforts [Paid...by Hill'...to 'elect' H.C...]

    12/01/2016 6:16:06 AM PST · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is looking for volunteers to help with the general election recount in two states. New pages have been set up on HillaryClinton.com for those eager to assist the re-tally effort in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Help with the Michigan recount,” one page urges. “Let us know if you want to get involved.” The page features a sign-up form — but offers no other details, other than: “Someone from the team will be in touch.” “Paid for by Hillary for America, a grassroots campaign of 3 million donors committed to electing Hillary Clinton (and keeping Donald Trump out of the...
  • The Trump that baffles pundits

    12/01/2016 6:09:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Some really smart people absolutely cannot grasp what Donald Trump is up to. Perhaps it is that his business background has taught him lessons that punditry, or any profession that depends on well-crafted use of abstract symbols like words and numbers, cannot teach. Perhaps it is because he seems vulgar in the eyes of many people who pride themselves on their sophistication and intelligence. Whatever the cause we are hearing that Trump is “irrational” and making it up as he goes along with no plan, just “improv” -- in the words of highly intelligent writers I have long respected. If...
  • Couric urges court to throw out lawsuit over documentary

    12/01/2016 5:09:13 AM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    AP ^ | December 1, 2016
    <p>Lawyers for journalist Katie Couric are urging a federal judge to dismiss a $12 million defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia gun rights activists over what they call a misleading documentary edit.</p> <p>The Virginia Citizens Defense League filed a lawsuit in September over Couric's documentary "Under the Gun."</p>
  • Report: Obama won't force a peace plan before he leaves

    12/01/2016 4:52:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/16 | Tal Polon
    US President Barack Obama will almost certainly not pressure Israel to advance a peace process with the Palestinians during his final weeks in office, a new report claims. AP reported that it had obtained information from “US officials” that Obama had no intention of shaking Israel up with a new peace plan before he steps down. According to the officials, Obama had been considering over the past year to make a final grand statement - whether in the form of a speech or through support for a UN resolution - urging a renewed peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians....
  • UN General Assembly president dons PLO flag

    12/01/2016 4:43:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/16 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday slammed UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson, who wore a scarf with the colors of the the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s flag. Thomson wore the scarf on Tuesday as the UN marked its annual “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”. The special session, initiated by the Palestinian Authority’s UN delegation, is held annually on the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan of November 29, 1947, which led to the creation of the state of Israel, recognized by the UN. It is regularly used as an occasion to pass...