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  • Ex-Ukraine ambassador speaks of ouster after ‘false claims,’ denies being ‘disloyal’ to Trump

    10/11/2019 5:37:39 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 10 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers behind closed doors Friday that she was recalled earlier this year after “unfounded and false claims” against her, as well as continued pressure from President Trump on the State Department to remove her -- as she denied being “disloyal” to the president. “Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the President, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives,” she said in a scathing...
  • American Council on Science and Health

    10/11/2019 7:20:37 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 7 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10/08/19 | Chuck Dinerstein
    Administrative complexity and failures of pricing, anywhere from 54% to 66% … And while physicians are the most easily squeezed, the waste that they are responsible for is not nearly as high as the waste from market failures, both pharmaceutical and administratively.
  • Rejecting Democrats' Socialist Healthcare Schemes

    10/11/2019 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 11, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced the details of her long-anticipated prescription drug reform plan. Not surprisingly, the plan is more of the same from the Democrat leadership – price controls, government meddling in the marketplace, and disincentives to invention and innovation. As the Democratic Party is engaged in a full march towards socialism with “Medicare for All,” free college, higher taxes, and government control over every industry - this drug plan fits right into that radical agenda. Some have suggested that prescription drug reform is one area where President Trump (and the GOP) can find common ground with the...
  • Rejecting Democrats' Socialist Healthcare Schemes

    10/11/2019 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | October 11, 2019 | Ken Blaxkwell
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced the details of her long-anticipated prescription drug reform plan. Not surprisingly, the plan is more of the same from the Democrat leadership – price controls, government meddling in the marketplace, and disincentives to invention and innovation. As the Democratic Party is engaged in a full march towards socialism with “Medicare for All,” free college, higher taxes, and government control over every industry - this drug plan fits right into that radical agenda. Some have suggested that prescription drug reform is one area where President Trump (and the GOP) can find common ground with the...
  • Urgent Message from the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management

    10/10/2019 11:40:20 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 138 replies
    County of Santa Clara ^ | October 9, 2019 | Anon
    This is an urgent message from the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management. The time is 11:27 p.m. (PST, Wednesday October 8, 2019). Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has begun the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), for areas of Santa Clara County. Your location could be affected and lose power for up to seven daysPG&E is providing a Customer Resource Center that will have charging stations for phones and plug-in medical devices, drinking water, air conditioning, and other amenities. This will be offered at the Avaya Stadium, at 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose 95110 from 8:00 a.m. to...
  • Suggestions For Government Grants (Vanity)

    09/29/2019 5:58:39 AM PDT · by super7man · 18 replies
    Self | 9/29/2019 | Super7man
    It has come to my attention that there is a great deal to be learned about how things work in our world. And through the generosity of our government, we can seek funding to pursue some of these things. So, this is a tread with suggestions for Government Grants to solve the mysteries of the Universe, after all, it is for the children. I will start. Why do tornados always attack mobile home parks? Request $10 million grant. Why do smoke alarms always go into a death knell at 3:30 AM? Request $20 million grant. Others?
  • Area 51: the plane truth

    09/22/2019 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Oatka · 22 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 09/19/2019 | Angus Batey
    Many strange experiments have taken place at the ultra-secret base. But not on aliens. As former workers fight for their lives, we ask: what happened there? [snip] West of the base’s main living quarters, on a piece of ground slightly above the lake bed, a waste dump had been constructed. Vehicles with California license plates would head up to the dump to unload cargoes of waste too secret to dispose of normally. Some of the trucks bore the markings of NDB – a company of which no records appear to exist; rumour on the base had it that it was...
  • Competition is Healthy For Public Schools

    09/19/2019 5:14:29 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 6 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | September 19, 2019 | A. Griesinger
    Texas lawmakers added more than $6.5 billion new dollars to public education, allocating more total state funding to education than ever before. There’s a lot of interest in where all the money is going. The biggest recipients of education funding are public school districts, which receive financing from both state coffers and locally-collected taxes. But charter schools, public schools that are funded entirely by the state, will benefit, as well. Charter schools are given more autonomy in exchange for academic and innovative results. Because charter schools are another school option for many students, they help provide a crucial impact on...
  • 'Right-wing bloc' led by Netanyahu established

    09/18/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/19 | Ido Ben Porat
    Right-wing factions convened at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon, deciding to establish a "right-wing bloc" headed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, that will work for the establishment of the next government. It was decided to form a joint coalition negotiations team for all factions in the bloc. In addition to Netanyahu, the meeting saw the participation of Minister Yariv Levin and faction heads: Yaakov Litzman, Moshe Gafni, Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked, and Bezalel Smotrich. Minister Aryeh Deri met with Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this morning, as he was unable to attend the meeting due to the memorial ceremony...
  • Health Care In Texas, Its a Dogs Life!

    09/10/2019 2:42:17 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 4 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | April 17, 2019 | David Balat
    Maisy was having a severe reaction to her allergies this season and was having difficulty breathing. We called her doctor and he recommended we bring her in to the office. After the examination and a shot that gave her some relief, we went to the front desk, where the doctor wrote a prescription that was immediately filled by his staff at that moment. We paid for the prescription and went home to start her course of medication. Maisy is a 5 year old boxer that lives in Texas, and her veterinarian is allowed by Texas law to dispense prescription drugs...
  • America Embraces the Tyranny its Founders Fought to Reject

    09/08/2019 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | January 8, 2016 | Mike Maharrey
    The American Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from a tyrannical government, only to see the people eventually embrace the very system they struggled to throw off.That may seem like a stinging indictment, but careful examination of U.S. governance today reveals that it rests on essentially the same philosophical foundation as the 18th century British system Americans rejected.The founding generation developed a brand new conception of government, resting it on the consent of the governed and the idea that governing institutions must operate within constitutional constraints. Today, we still see the vestiges of those founding ideals...
  • A Resource Against Wind Power

    09/08/2019 5:17:44 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies
    Stop These Things ^ | 9 September 2019 | Stop These Things
    This is a great website that can be used as a resource by FReepers to debate wind energy. They lay out the damage to our environment and how gov't ignores the very people who supported "green" power.
  • Success Breeds Failure

    08/30/2019 8:12:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 52 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/30/2019 | John Conlin
    The United States is the freest, wealthiest, most tolerant society the world has ever known. Even today’s poor live lives undreamed of by royalty less than a century ago. Yet in what seems like a major disconnect from this reality, we have major politicians calling for a transformation of society. Why is this? Well, other than pandering for votes and power, which is a large part of it, there is another more basic and more dangerous process at work. And that is success breeds failure. This is a common and accurate theme in management thinking. Success breeds complacency. Success can...
  • Bowling Alone: How Washington Has Helped Destroy American Civil Society and Family Life

    08/29/2019 12:55:37 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 54 replies ^ |
    Church attendance in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released in April 2019. This decline has not been a steady one. Indeed, over the last 20 years, church attendance has fallen by 20 percent. This might not sound like cause for concern off the bat. And if you’re not a person of faith, you might rightly wonder why you would care about such a thing. Church attendance is simply a measure of something deeper: social cohesion. It is our position that civil society – those elements of society which exist independently of big...
  • Pre-Existing Conditions: Fix Them or Eliminate Them Altogether?

    08/27/2019 3:36:15 PM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 117 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | October 29, 2018 | David Balat
    Healthcare is the single biggest issue affecting voters this election cycle. Understandably, the crown jewel of political debate during the campaigns is the aspect of the ACA that protects consumers from limitations associated with pre-existing conditions. The ACA, or Obamacare, provided for those in the individual markets to have the same benefits of those participating in group insurance without fear of their past medical history preventing them from participating. The multiple attempts to repeal or change this hotly debated law has caused the issue of pre-existing condition repeal to come to the forefront of the discussions related to healthcare.
  • Some U.S. Airports Use Private Security Screening Companies...

    08/26/2019 9:14:38 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/26/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    ... [However], there are currently 22 airports -- including San Francisco’s and Kansas City’s -- which have been allowed to participate in what the federal security agency call its “Screening Partnership Program.” In fact, since 2004, all commercial air facilities falling under federal security oversight (they’re known as “federalized airports”) can apply to privatize their security screening services. .... How effective is private security screening versus the screening provided at airports by TSA? The answer is difficult to determine, but several government or government-sponsored studies say that private screeners, when properly supervised, are at least as efficient and possibly less...
  • Trump’s Deregulation Promise

    08/23/2019 7:34:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 22, 2019 | John Stossel
    President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules. “Remove the anchor dragging us down!” he said when campaigning for president. “We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!” Trump was a developer, so he knew that the thicket of rules government imposes often makes it impossible to get things done. But would he keep his deregulation promise? I was skeptical. Republicans often talk deregulation but then add rules. People called President George W. Bush an “anti-regulator.” But once he was president, he hired 90,000 new regulators! Trump has been different. When he took office, he hired regulation skeptics....
  • TSA Agent Fired After Passing Rude Note to Traveler...

    08/16/2019 9:55:48 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 19 replies
    ABC7 News ^ | 8/16/2019 | ABC7
    A New York airport security worker is without a job because of a two-word message she wrote on a piece of paper. In the security video of the incident Neal Strassner requested himself, as he passes through a metal detector, the TSA agent hands him a note. Not thinking much of it, Strassner continues to go about boarding his flight when the agent calls back to him to open it. Strassner says the note read, "You ugly." "You never really know where somebody is in their day or their head. The more you think about it the more you realize...
  • Carnegie Library workers vote to join United Steelworkers

    08/15/2019 9:33:34 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 26 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | Luke Torrance
    PITTSBURGH - Workers at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh voted to join the United Steelworkers union on Wednesday. According to a press release, the workers voted "overwhelmingly" to join USW. Library workers began organizing their campaign in June and are seeking a collective bargaining agreement that would cover employees across 19 branches and the library support center.
  • Why are Americans so Angry?

    08/15/2019 1:50:02 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 8-15-2019 | editorial staff
    Face it. The U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and it no longer represents them. This causes a rage, an anger because Americans feel helpless. You see, there is absolutely nothing they can do about anything. Nothing. Americans are absolutely powerless, and the ballot box is simply a facade. It is no longer possible to redress grievances in America. At best you will be ignored. At worst you will be shot dead and killed. Take note, this uneasy feeling is not misplaced. It reflects the real state of affairs. It’s a very sad thing to say. But, yes....