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  • Mitsubishi chief sees opportunity if ‘very smart person’ Trump keeps infrastructure spending pledge

    01/23/2017 12:52:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Japan Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bloomberg
    DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise to create jobs by spending $1 trillion over 10 years upgrading infrastructure from airports to schools is an opportunity for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the conglomerate’s chairman said. Mitsubishi, maker of an array of products from forklifts to nuclear power plants and aircraft, also won’t hesitate to invest more in the U.S., Hideaki Omiya, 70, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. “We provide infrastructure all over the world, including the U.S.,” he said. “It might be a good opportunity for us.”...
  • Forgotten and forlorn, a Mass. town finds hope in Donald Trump

    01/23/2017 12:29:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2017 | Andrew Ryan
    WINCHENDON — At the elbow of the bar, where afternoon regulars with calloused hands gripped $3 longnecks, the consensus was clear in the Toy Town Pub: America needs President Trump’s business smarts. The country needs Trump’s tell-it-like-it-is bluster because politicians who told us what we wanted to hear got us into this mess. It needs Trump to build that wall along the Mexican border to protect Americans who can’t find jobs. Most of all, America needs Trump to restore prosperity to forgotten places like Toy Town, the nickname Winchendon acquired a century ago — before the toy industry left. That...
  • The Trump Diaries - Day 2, 3. The Empire Strikes Back (well, sort of)

    01/22/2017 11:17:38 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 1 replies
    Thought Crimes | 01/22/22 | Chris Shugart
    That sonic boom you may have thought you heard was just the sound of Democrat heads exploding in unison. It was followed by the caterwauling of angry feminists protesting against. . .well, whatever the hell it is they’re protesting against these days. They hate you. They really, really hate you. Half of the work Trump will be doing in the immediate future will involve him just being in the White House. The Democrats will do the heavy lifting with their militant protesting. They are daily exposing their true selves: a demented gang of militant radicals who would think nothing of...
  • Feminists, Fools, Flakes and Freeze Dried Hippies: The Women’s March of Folly

    01/22/2017 7:30:11 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 22, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, over 1,000,000 leftist women and emasculated men marched in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, LA and around the world in Soros financed protests against the inauguration of the nation’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump. The marches followed the Inauguration Day violence committed by sundry left-wing groups who preach peace and tolerance while smashing windows, throwing rocks at the police and burning cars. But, the women’s marches were generally peaceful; nothing more than mega block parties with bongo drums, incense and crazed speeches for the left’s typical assortment of feminists, fools, flakes, freeze dried hippies and militant Marxist nuts. Donning pink...
  • The Media Strikes Back at Trump [semi-satire]

    01/22/2017 3:36:55 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Stung by the network’s public humiliation as “fake news” by Donald Trump in last week’s press conference, CNN’s top executive, Jeff Zucker, vowed to strike back. “What Trump failed to consider is that cutting us off from direct access doesn’t affect our ability to shape how viewers will perceive him,” Zucker pointed out. “As he should know by now, his actual words and deeds pose no constraint on our reporting. And even though our audience share may be shrinking overall, we still dominate in public venues like airports and gyms. Further, there’s only one television network that is seen in...
  • VIDEO: Passengers cheer as woman berating Trump supporter is thrown off airplane.

    01/22/2017 2:14:45 PM PST · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    An elderly woman demanded a Donald Trump supporter seated next to her be moved, but she quickly found out that’s not how the world works. Scott Kotesky, in a window seat, posted video on Saturday showing a woman in the middle seat complaining about him to airline personnel. According to Kotesky: Just had the craziest experience ever on an airplane: I’m boarding my flight from Baltimore to Seattle and approach my seat. I had an upgraded seat that I paid a little extra for because of the long 6 hour flight. As I approach my row I smile and motion...
  • Who held the Bible for Mattis' swearing-in?

    01/22/2017 11:53:10 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies
    slf | 1/22/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    Haven't been able to find this information anywhere, so I'll ask the greatest group of detectives I know: the members of FreeRepublic. Does anyone know the identity of the lovely young lady who held the Bible for Mattis during his swearing-in ceremony?
  • Looking Forward to Trump, Israel OKs Hundreds of New Settlement Homes

    01/22/2017 11:26:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 22, 2017 | Reuters
    Israel approved building permits on Sunday for hundreds of homes in three East Jerusalem settlements in expectation that U.S. President Donald Trump will row back on the previous administration's criticism of such projects. The housing projects, on land that the Palestinians seek as part of a future state, had been taken off the Jerusalem municipality's agenda in December at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further censure from the administration of Barack Obama. However, Israel's right wing believes that Trump's attitude towards settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem—areas Israel captured in a 1967 war—to...
  • Trump's inaugural address is the shortest in 40 years

    01/22/2017 11:03:43 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    President Donald J. Trump's inaugural address on January 20, 2017 was brief, succinct, and to the point, and at 1433 words, the shortest in 40 years. The shortest, 135 words, was George Washington's second inaugural address on March 4, 1793. The honor for the longest inaugural address belongs to William Henry Harrison. His speech on March 4, 1841 was 8460 words in length. It took him about 1 hour and 45 minutes to deliver. He did it on a cold wet day and wore neither a hat nor overcoat. As a result, he caught pneumonia and died 31 days later,...
  • We Have to Learn

    01/22/2017 10:18:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-22-17 | Just Plain Bill
    If we are having a discussion with someone about Trump or conservatism, we have to learn to ask questions. For example, it dawned on me to ask, when the tangent of "election hacking" was ventured off on in order to excuse away the miserable showing by liberals, what exactly was accomplished by the "hacking"? What advantage was gained through this "Russian interference"? When this question is posed, the subject is changed. The response is that it is un-measurable. We don't know... it just cost Hillary the election, that's all. (That would also be a good time to ask why, if...
  • Sanders Says American Poor Worse off than Poor Anywhere Else [semi-satire]

    01/22/2017 10:05:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that the living standards of those in poverty in the United States exceed the standards of the middle class in most countries, recent Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that "America's record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth." "A lot of people have been bad-mouthing Venezuela because of shortages of essentials and their high cost," Sanders said. "But the people are united by their equality. No one is allowed to hoard more than his fair share. And say what you will about Stalin's Soviet Union, but there everyone was guaranteed a job. Even...
  • Russia is modernizing military to updated 1980s technology but could drop to level of Pakistan

    01/22/2017 8:56:47 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 6 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Jan 17, 2017 | Brian Wang
    Russia's 2011–20 State Armaments Program’s major benchmarks emphasised the percentage of modern equipment in service: 30% of total by 2015 and 70% by 2020. Their success in that pursuit has been mixed, and exact numbers are hard to find, but the share of modern equipment in service has clearly been increasing. Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister said in April 2016 that the military had received some 1,200 ‘new and modernized aircraft’ since 2013—250 new planes, 300 new helicopters and 700 modernised aircraft. Essentially all the new fixed-wing combat aircraft are modern derivatives of 1980s Soviet-era aircraft: the Su-27 ‘Flanker’ (Su-30; Su-35...
  • Day 1: Inauguration (Yhe Trump Diaries)

    01/22/2017 8:17:39 AM PST · by The_Harlequin · 6 replies
    Thought Crimes | 01-20-17 | Chris Shugart
    While Trump was being sworn in, protestors on the outskirts of the DC area were burning trash and yelling stuff. It didn't help. Trump is officially president. During the inauguration parade, you could see some of protesters along the route with their signs. Trump's Secretary of Education will owe them some thanks for their convincing demonstration of ignorance and illiteracy due to our education system. No better evidence is needed for demanding sweeping changes. Trump's speech was a no frills tell-it-like-it-is promise that this isn't the Obama Administration any more. The best media comment I heard went something like this:...
  • Trump Inauguration a Historical Milestone—Franklin Graham’s Prayer a Vindication

    01/22/2017 7:24:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/17 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Sometimes even the most illustrious words can bury the beauty and the deep meaning of a glorious moment—we will attempt to refrain from burying what may have been the most stirring Presidential inauguration in America’s history with too many words. The crowds across the mall were superbly self-controlled and respectful, all standing as a cross section of America’s best.
  • Hating America Through Anti-Trump Movement

    01/22/2017 7:21:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    They are like the bully in the schoolyard lashing out against everyone because he has gotten to the point that he believes his own bull, and is so corrupt he could cheat at solitaire and not understand how it could possibly be cheating Tools. Mindless and obedient automatons. Those are the most accurate words that come to mind when it comes to the foaming-at-the-mouth liberal left hysteria movement following the election and inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. The liberal left loons believe the ridiculous and obviously erroneous propaganda being spouted by the liberal media, Democrat politicians, and completely out-of-their-mind...
  • Stand Up for the Revolution!

    01/22/2017 7:14:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/17 | Jim O'Neill
    In President Trump “we the people” are fortunate (perhaps blessed is the better word) to have a working model of positive thinking and derring-do to emulate. Time to stand up. President Trumps “Inaugural Address” was America’s second “shot heard round the world,” and like that musket ball fired at Concord in 1775, the effects of President Trump’s speech will have immediate, revolutionary, and long lasting repercussions.
  • The Muslim Veil, not pink p**sy cap was the real symbol behind Big Women’s MARCH

    01/22/2017 7:12:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile the ideal should not be “almost” feeling sorry for them, but organizing a strong resistance to protect America from a Muslim president, forced upon it by the hidden agenda of a so-called Big Women’s March Movement Despite the sea of pink p**sy caps seen on worldwide streets during the Big Women’s’ March yesterday, the pink cap was not the real symbol of the march—the Muslim veil was. The Muslim veil and a hijab made out of the highly revered American flag were the real symbols of the day. There was one march organizer far more worrisome than Mama Michael...
  • PROOF - Real Inauguration Crowd Size vs FAKE NEWS

    01/22/2017 7:07:51 AM PST · by gaggs · 45 replies
    The real inauguration crowd size vs FAKE NEWS & footage of blocked security checkpoints. Checkout the amazing interactive gigapixel image of The Inauguration Of Donald J. Trump to see the crowd size for yourself.
  • Obama's Legacy: 5 Failures The Media Won't Tell You About

    01/22/2017 5:54:00 AM PST · by RPMack · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/20/2017 | Matt Margolis
    Even though Obama’s presidency comes to an end Friday, The Great Revision has long been underway. Obama and the mainstream media have been spreading falsehoods and fantasies about his record. Last year, I co-wrote and published a comprehensive takedown of Obama’s presidency so that America wouldn’t be so easily fooled. Here are five failures that stand in stark contrast to the fictions Obama has been spreading about his legacy:1. Job growth was actually badObama fancies himself a great president for the economy, citing “record job growth” and a low unemployment rate as proof. What he won’t tell you is that...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'

    01/22/2017 2:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.” Trump’s speech hit many of the populist...
  • Manufacturing CEOs readying for the expected Trump expansion

    01/21/2017 9:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    President Trump says he will be the greatest jobs producer God ever created. "I'm going to work very hard on that. We need certain amounts of other things, including a little bit of luck, but I think we're going to do a real job," he said recently. While his critics laughed and economists urged caution, the truth is American manufacturing is already showing signs of confidence and optimism about a Trump presidency. U.S. CEO's are rewarding the incoming administration with a flurry of announcements promising new jobs, bigger inventories and a reduction of operations moving to Mexico and abroad. Some...
  • Had Hillary Won, Granholm And Not DeVos Would Be Prepping for Confirmation

    01/20/2017 7:46:00 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2017 | Derek Draplin
    A new report suggests that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would have been a top candidate for secretary of education in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet had the Democratic nominee won the presidential election. Mike Allen of the recently launched news site Axios reported on Tuesday that Clinton had prepared her “ghost cabinet” list before Election Day. Granholm also was listed as the second choice for attorney general if sitting Attorney General Loretta Lynch were not retained by a Clinton administration. John Sexton, former president of New York University and former board member of the Federal Reserve, was listed second as a...
  • The Sneering Revolution: Obama’s Attempt To Undermine U.S. Strategic Capability?

    01/20/2017 7:26:46 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-01-2017 | Greg
    The outgoing U.S. Barack Obama Administration and its supporters embarked on a campaign to traduce and challenge the incoming Administration of Pres. Donald J. Trump in the hope that it would find it difficult to govern effectively. This may be unprecedented in U.S. history, and could, to the degree that it succeeds, have an impact on U.S. strategic capabilities, actions, and alliances going forward. No departing U.S. president had gone to such lengths to use the pulpit of the Presidency to discredit an incoming President or presidential candidate as the lengths to which went Obama with Trump. The result was,...
  • As Zero Hour Approaches (The Trump Diaries)

    01/19/2017 7:05:10 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 3 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 01/19/17 | Chris Shugart
    President Trump. Words that some still can’t say. Others can’t even think it. Dozens of Democrats in Congress will not be attending. They prefer to pretend that it’s not happening. As Trump is being sworn in, protesters will be hitting the streets declaring that Trump is not their president. 2017 looks like it’s going to be a deranged parade of cognitive dissonance the world has never seen. Reality can be a bitch. Even if you don’t believe in it, it doesn’t go away.
  • Greenfield: Safe Spaces for Fascists

    01/19/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 1/18/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Safe Spaces for Fascists Campus free speech was replaced with fascism. January 18, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Hammers, broken windows and fights. That’s what a safe space for free speech looked like at UC Davis. Safe spaces are places where everyone who isn’t a safe space fascist feels unsafe. The more safe spaces a campus has, the less freedom of speech the students and faculty dare to enjoy. UC Davis has a great many safe spaces. The University of California institution has...
  • Democrats In The Wilderness

    01/19/2017 12:46:30 PM PST · by Windflier · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 19 January 2017
    “Last night I stood at your doorstep / Trying to figure out what went wrong,” Bruce Springsteen sang quietly to the crowd in what he called “a prayer for post-election.” “It’s gonna be a long walk home.” What happened the next night shocked even the most pessimistic Democrats. But in another sense, it was the reckoning the party had been expecting for years. They were counting on a Clinton win to paper over a deeper rot they’ve been worrying about—and to buy them some time to start coming up with answers. In other words, it wasn’t just Donald Trump. Or...
  • Herbal And Dietary Supplements—Buyer Beware

    01/19/2017 10:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Jack Dini
    Of the fifty-one thousand products introduced since 1994, only 170 (0.3 percent) have any documentation of their safety Americans spend more than $32 billion a year on more than 85,000 different combinations of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, probiotics, and other supplement ingredients. 1 While it costs millions of dollars to develop and substantiate a pharmaceutical product, selling supplements requires no such investment. And new products are easily sold as supplements. The only common feature among them, as defined by the FDA, is that these are edible things not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure diseases. However, this is...
  • Silencerco CEO Invited to Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 10:34:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Shot Show Industry day at the range, I stopped at the busy Silencerco exhibit, range lanes.  I chatted with Matt Pinner, a public relations specialist for Silencerco.  I was working to obtain another interview with Josh Waldron, CEO of Silencerco and one of the founders of the American Suppressor Association (ASA). The ASA has had tremendous success in removing state legal barriers to Suppressor ownership and use in hunting. Before the election, Josh had told me that Donald Trump's two oldest sons,Donald Jr., and Eric, had used Silencerco products. Silencerco was an early and vocal endorser of...
  • The Tweets of Confucious: What Makes the Higher Man and a True Leader?

    01/19/2017 9:54:42 AM PST · by poconopundit · 14 replies
    Our Oriental Heritage ^ | 1/18/2017 | Will Durant
    Confucius, an administrator of government in Ancient China, would be proud that America is elevating a "Higher Man" to its highest office. "Higher Man" is the name given to a series of aphorisms Confucius used to describe the virtue of a person with great character and leadership. Confucius comes to us through the translation and interpretation of Will Durant, the co-author (with his wife, Ariel) of the Story of Civilization series of books. These books are (unfortunately) collecting dust on many home library shelves, but (fortunately) they are widely available for sale at Good Will and thrift shops across...
  • Welcome to the final full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. Let’s look at his “legacy.”

    01/19/2017 9:28:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    We should probably thank him...Congratulations, Mr. President, and thank you for your service By weaponizing the IRS, the Obama administration whetted America’s appetite for the elimination or restructuring of the IRS. By constantly wailing about the evils of the 2nd Amendment Barack Obama became history’s greatest gun salesman.
  • Report: Trump preparing ‘dramatic’ blueprint of intense budget cuts

    01/19/2017 8:57:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    Think bigger Today, Democrats are quaking in their jackboots. It’s bad enough that their messiah is about to leave D.C., but they’re also facing a new government that’s openly hostile toward most of their goals. On top of that, we’re getting word that the nascent Trump administration has “dramatic” plans to trim the federal fat. This news will, as will most news concerning Trump, have lefties curled up in a ball in the corner, shaking their fists as the sky.
  • For Democrats, There Is No Joy - Mighty Hillary Has Struck Out

    01/19/2017 8:54:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/19/17 | Peggy Ryan
    I tried to write a piece about Meryl Streep’s screed and the ongoing war against a legitimately elected President but I couldn’t make it work, my heart wasn’t in it. Then it hit me, what the hell am I doing? Why am I still revisiting all the horrors of a failed Hillary Clinton campaign? Why even acknowledge her whining supporters, her DOA Democrat party? For God’s sake, it's a new day, we won, ding dong the witch is dead, David kicked Goliath’s butt, its time to pop the champagne cork, not rehash the past. But why was I going to...
  • British PM May Puts Britain First- Goes Hard Brexit

    01/19/2017 8:43:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Brexit Britain and the U.S. tighter than ever. Welcome to the emerging new world order Taking a cue from soon to be President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May put the economic and financial interests of Britons ahead of its relations with their fellow Europeans. May went hard Brexit, that is, a complete break from her European partners. No half measures.
  • Spanish Inquisition redux: accept climate change or else

    01/19/2017 8:39:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Congress must be urged to confirm these nominees for incoming President Trump's cabinet., Democrats and their commitment to a religious conviction they call climate change. It's time for the Inquisition to end For all the democrat grumbling about making sure there are no religious litmus tests for cabinet candidates, the committee hearings for Donald Trump’s nominees are rife with them. Candidates sitting before members of Congress are subject to a single mantra coming from democrats—“do you accept and believe that climate change is real and your job, first and foremost, is to combat this threat to the world?”
  • Michelle and Barack Faking and Bullying It All The Way Out The White House Door

    01/19/2017 8:19:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Judi McLeod
    Obama’s story, like so many in life on earth has come and has passed. And while some 62 million people get it, Obama still doesn’t get that the ‘Man from No Where’, who came into power on a stage with faux Greek columns back in 2008, is NO MORE It’s, mercifully, the last full day of Barack Hussein Obama in the White House, and he’s still bullying his way out the door. Obama must have watched too many “Get out of Dodge by sundown” cowboy movies as a boy, and hung out too long with actors as an adult if...
  • Fraudulent Protests and Paid Protestors Are Mocking Free Speech

    01/19/2017 7:23:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Katy Grimes
    Artificial protests around the country merely breed artificial outrage, which in turn provide the impetus for unnecessary laws written and passed in the name of social justice. This is how the Left propagates their agenda Across America media outlets are promoting various planned marches, rallies and “protests” for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration tomorrow. Project Veritas this week exposed numerous radical groups organizing attacks, planning to incite violence, create transportation shut downs, and commit acts of domestic terrorism during the Deplorable tonight, as well as the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow. In 2015, I did a series of articles exposing paid protestors...
  • Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes

    01/19/2017 6:51:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/15/2017 | James Hohman
    What if the Legislature and governor hike gas and vehicle registration taxes to fix the roads, but then hardly any extra money goes to fix the roads? Drivers started paying those higher taxes this month, though they were enacted near the end of 2015. But at least in the short term, the main effect of these tax increases appears to be higher spending on schools and Medicaid, not road repairs. The 7.3-cent-per-gallon tax increase motorists began paying on Jan. 1 and the 20 percent increase in the vehicle registration tax are expected to cost road users an additional $460 million...
  • Magical Realist or Iron Lady? Mrs. May's speech on the EU examined

    01/19/2017 5:38:48 AM PST · by Nextrush
    Peter Hitchens's blog ^ | 1/18/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I have now read the Prime Minister's Tuesday speech on the EU.. ...the most important bit seems to me to be the section where she promises a vote of both Houses of Parliament on the eventual agreement: 'And when it comes to Parliament, there is one other way in which I would like to provide certainty. I can confirm today that the Government will put the final deal that is agreed between the UK and the EU to a vote in both Houses of Parliament, before it comes into force' This is preceded by the very early statements that 'thje...
  • Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan

    01/19/2017 5:05:40 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/15/2017 | Tom Gantert
    The number of people receiving unemployment checks in Michigan reached at least a 30-year low this past October. In the week of Oct. 8, 2016, there were 39,395 people receiving unemployment insurance. That’s the lowest number since 1987, the earliest year for which online records are available. By comparison, during the Great Recession, 186,801 people in Michigan received an unemployment check during the week of Oct. 10, 2009. The highest number of people receiving unemployment benefits since 1987, however, occurred the week of Jan. 24, 2009, at 363,212. “Just confirmation that the economy of the state is doing very well,”...
  • Donald Trump could make US world-leader with $25 dollar oil, claims Wall Street analyst

    01/18/2017 10:35:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Energy Voice ^ | January 19, 2017 | Alan Shields
    A leading Wall Street investment expert claims that Donald Trump could make the US a world leading “energy powerhouse” during his presidency. Joseph Grinkorn, chief executive officer of Morris Group, believes the presidential elect could force global oil prices as low as $25 dollars a barrel by tapping into America’s reserves. Mr Grinkhorn, a New York-base entrepreneur that specialises in finance, claims that the Republican’s first 100 days in office could be a “game changer” for the global energy industry. Both OPEC and non-OPEC member countries have already agreed to cut production for the first six months of this year...
  • Pence: It’s ‘Possible’ Trump Uses Executive Power To Build The Wall

    01/18/2017 10:15:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday that it is possible President-elect Donald Trump will use executive action in his first days in office to secure the border with Mexico. The comment from Pence comes days after Trump said that on Monday, which he considers his first day in office, he would sign an executive order covering “strong borders.” Pence told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview that the Trump administration is looking to sign executive orders and repeal those enacted by President Barack Obama in order to implement the new president’s agenda. Todd asked Pence about Trump’s comment that he...
  • Obama says America will be 'OK' Despite the Republican Sweep of the 2016 Election

    01/18/2017 8:17:26 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | January 18, 2017 | Beautiful Gracious Skies-vanity
    Despite devastating Democrat losses in the 2016 Election, President Obama left a small message of hope for his constituency during his final press conference: He said, "At my core, I think we're going to be okay." If his comment sounded vaguely survivalist, it's for good reason. As Washington faces a looming change of power in two days, President Obama has yet to address staggering Democrat losses that extend far beyond the election of Donald J. Trump. The Trump administration coupled with the success of fellow Republicans has effectively given Republicans control every branch of American government. Republicans have just won...
  • The fate of the US Military is in the hands of one Marine

    01/18/2017 8:16:20 PM PST · by pboyington · 8 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 18, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    President-Elect Trump is a super patriot, a nationalist who has big plans to rebuild this nation and the US military after eight years of neglect and Marxist social engineering that have utterly destroyed its capability to wage war on sea, land and in the air. Certainly, Mr. Trump has great intentions, but he has never served a day on active duty, in the reserves or in the National Guard. Therefore, he will undoubtedly adhere to the recommendations and analysis provided by the nation’s new Secretary of Defense. Enter retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. Nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, the general,...
  • Lindsey Graham gets passed over for Russian hacking panel

    01/18/2017 5:01:06 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 17, 2017 | Martin Matishak
    Lindsey Graham, one of the Senate GOP's leading proponents of a select committee to investigate Russian meddling in the election, won't be taking over a new cybersecurity panel to investigate the issue. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, confirmed on Tuesday that Graham — his good friend — would not be heading the new subcommittee devoted entirely to cyber issues, contrary to earlier statements McCain had made.
  • Obama’s Iranian Nuke Deal is a Major Challenge for Trump

    01/18/2017 3:57:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Roger Aronoff
    What, exactly, would violate this unsigned, unenforceable agreement? No matter how false and misleading it is to cite the Iran deal as “signed,” when it is little more than a set of unenforceable political commitments, the news media continue to publish fake news arguing that somehow Iran and the P5+1 have agreed on a single text of the deal. In reality, the Iranian parliament endorsed a different version of the deal than was supposedly accepted by the P5+1, and the JCPOA was agreed upon without signatures or signatories.
  • No Backseat Driver License for the Left

    01/18/2017 3:55:49 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Joanna Rosamund
    It's also a sure thing that none of patriots who elected Donald Trump want to have the Left as a backseat driver Imposition of unpopular laws, unprecedented coercion, financial hocus-pocus and so un-American Taqiya, led Obama’s team through hubris to the defeat in elections. The soon to be ex-administration came up with coping mechanisms such as delusional denial and post-truth techniques which are supposed to give the reality secondary importance and convince the public that the leftists still rule and are here to “supervise” the new government. Well, it looks like the Left lost it in more ways than one,...
  • UN Security Council Members Trash Quartet Roadmap and Two-State Solution

    01/18/2017 3:53:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | David Singer
    The Security Council looks decidedly stupid and increasingly irrelevant Twelve of the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council have apparently had a major rethink on the terms of Resolution 2334 which they approved 14-0 on 23 December 2016 with only America abstaining. They were among those who issued the Joint Declaration following the Paris Conference held on 15 January—attended by delegations from 70 countries, the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Union, the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
  • Teacher says he won't show Trump inaugural address to students

    01/18/2017 3:05:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KIDY-TV ^ | January 18, 2017 | R. J. Wolcott, Lansing State Journal , WZZM
    WILLIAMSTON, MICH. - A Williamston teacher’s decision not to show President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration speech to his students prompted strong reactions on social media after a letter to parents was shared by Williamston graduate and current syndicated radio host Steve Gruber. On his website, Gruber, who also has two children in the school district, posted an email sent to parents Monday by Brett Meteyer, a fourth-grade teacher at Williamston’s Explorer Elementary School. Gruber said he received a copy of the email from another parent in the district. In the email, Meteyer explained that the President-elect's comments during the election about...
  • Trump as Lightning Rod--Not Just for Disaffected Progressives, But For Panicked Insiders

    01/18/2017 2:25:45 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 16 January 2017 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The Eastern Establishment fears and loathes Outsiders, and seeks to destroy them, usually via the mainstream media. Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government "solutions," left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment. What's remarkable to us is the extremism, not just of those bitter about Clinton's loss, but by insiders who are threatened by the possibility Trump may upset their insider skims and scams. As an opening observation, I don't recall bitter Nixon supporters issuing death threats to performers at John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961--and the 1960 election was extremely close. I...
  • Trump's Farewell to Real Estate Speech: Text

    01/18/2017 2:19:14 PM PST · by poconopundit · 9 replies
    Speech at Old Post Office in Washington (YouTube) ^ | October 26, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    FReepers, we're at a truly historic tipping point.  The next American Revolution will begin in two days when Trump, Pence, and their magnificent Cabinet of doers take power. So before we hear Trump's Inaugural speech, which I'm sure will be great, I wanted to hark back to another speech Trump made on October 26, 2016 at the Grand Opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Trump short speech was poetic.  His tone was very subdued.   And he used a metaphor comparing the American people's potential to the old Post Office that was neglected and not taken care...