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  • Why the Swamp Hates Trump

    08/11/2017 9:00:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-11-17 | Bob Weir
    Imagine that you were elected to a federal office several years ago and had a safe seat with all the perks attached, including salary, expense account, and influence with corporate CEOs and other titans of industry. Suppose further that you knew that the future would be prosperous when you left office because the connections you made would make you a fortune as a lobbyist. Moreover, since unseating an incumbent is a herculean task, you felt that you were set for life. In fact, as soon as you got elected, you began raising money and preparing for re-election. Governing and legislating...
  • Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car

    08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. It’s from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, we’re gonna link to this story at RushLimbaugh.com, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid. I don’t...
  • Citizens Against Government Waste Names Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz July 2017 Porker of the Month

    07/31/2017 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    (Washington, D.C.) Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) its July 2017 Porker of the Month for advocating for taxpayer-funded housing for members of Congress.During an interview with The Hill on June 26, 2017, then-Rep. Chaffetz said, I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress. He admitted that the current political climate made such a proposal legislatively arduous, but claimed that, A $2,500 housing allowance would be appropriate and a real help to have at least a decent quality of life in...
  • Broward County school board sues FDE over education bill

    07/05/2017 6:08:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 7/5/17
    .... Broward County school board is suing the State of Florida over a new education bill that they say is a weapon.... ....redirects more than 400 million state dollars to charter schools. Back in May, 7News reported on Mater Academy, a charter school in Hialeah Gardens, for directing their students to write letters in support of the bill and in return, they would receive extra credit.... .... Broward County Schools is the only district that has filed a lawsuit and board members hope other districts will follow, including Miami-Dade...
  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Departments Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Is this the greediest bride EVER? Guest is invited to fork out 5,500 to attend a wedding [tr]

    06/13/2017 4:17:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Siofra Brennan
    Weddings can be an expensive business, especially if the couple are tying the knot in an exotic location abroad. But one woman was left in a state of shock after being invited to a wedding 'week' in the US, costing 5,500 to attend - including five separate events with different guest codes and chipping in for the bride's accommodation the night before the big day. On top of all that, guests have been invited to pick out a gift from an Amazon wishlist where the cheapest item is a snip at 300.
  • Vatican Still Trying to Get the Patrimony of the Friars of the Immaculate [Catholic Caucus]

    06/02/2017 6:48:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Gloria.TV ^ | June 2, 2017 | Gloria.TV
    The Vatican is still trying to get hold of the patrimony of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, which Pope Francis put under a commissioner without giving a reason for the harsh measure. In the past, the Vatican tried in vain to pocket the assets through legal ways. They belong to a lay association and comprise, among other things, 59 buildings. Marco Tosatti writes on his blog that two weeks ago, the founder of the order, Father Stefano Manelli (83), who is under ecclesiastical house arrest, received a letter from the Congregation for Religious, which again asked him to hand...
  • [From January 26, 2017] Grocery store tomatoes taste like cardboard Florida researchers are fixing

    05/12/2017 1:44:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Deborah Netburn
    Theres a revolution coming to your supermarket, and its going to start in the tomato aisle. After more than a decade of study, researchers at the University of Florida have identified the chemical compounds responsible for giving a great tomato its distinctive sweet, earthy, slightly grassy taste. They have also determined the genes that code for these chemicals and where they can be found in the tomato genome. Their results, published Thursday in Science, could help breeders create tomatoes that are hardy enough to survive the often long and arduous journey from field to store without sacrificing flavor. Experts say...
  • Reform of Presidential Pensions Proposed [semi-satire]

    05/08/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are planning to introduce legislation that would take a former president's other sources of income into account in determining the size of his or her pension. "Look, the $207,800 per year currently awarded to the nation's ex-presidents is there to ensure that someone who has served can live comfortably," Chaffetz argued. "However, as things currently stand, ex-presidents are cashing in when they retire. They write books and give speeches and make millions every year. The pension is tiny in comparison. What our bill would do is reduce the pension by the...
  • Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson...Speak Against Under Armour CEO's Trump Praise

    02/10/2017 4:51:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    abc ^ | 2/9/17
    Under Armour's most prominent spokespeople -- Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Misty Copeland and Steph Curry -- are all speaking out against comments that Kevin Plank, the brand's CEO, recently made in support of President Donald Trump.
  • Oprah sells painting for $196 million [Greedy 1%er]

    02/09/2017 1:30:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Nine.com ^ | Bree Player
    ....., according to Bloomberg, she sold a painting by Gustav Klimt for $196 million to an unnamed Chinese buyer.... ....Oprah purchased the painting at a Christies auction in 2006 for $115 million....
  • Philadelphia mayor blames retailers, not new tax, for increased soda prices

    01/13/2017 6:46:36 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 43 replies
    The Extract ^ | 1.13.17 | Editor
    Despite backing what became one of the nations first successful soda taxes, Mayor Jim Kenney is now blaming businesses for the resulting spike in the cost of sugary beverages. Theyre gouging their own customers, he said of retailers who have been passing along some of the costs associated with the new tax.
  • McDonald's and Hard Rock Cafe at the Vatican

    01/08/2017 3:43:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rey Flores
    In Matt. 16:18 Jesus said: You are Peter and upon this rock I shall build my Church. Its unlikely that at that time Jesus was thinking of any franchising opportunities for His Church by including a fast food restaurant. When He gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom, He didnt give him keys to a McDonalds. Well folks, if you have not heard about this yet, McDonalds has just opened one of its newest franchise locations just steps away from where the center of all Catholicism sits. Just before 2016 came to a close, McDonalds started serving up its world-famous...
  • Undeterred By Trump Threats, Schlumberger Signs Deal With Iran

    11/28/2016 2:18:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-11-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    Just about everyone right now wants to know where President-elect Donald Trump stands on Iran, and what fate lies ahead for the nuclear deal and the easing of sanctions that have energy companies mouths wateringnot the least of them oilfield services giant Schlumberger, which has just hedged its bets that sanctions are history despite heavy rhetoric to the contrary. Schlumberger has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian South Oil Company for the development of oilfields in Irans southern Khouzestan province, making it the second Western energy major to return to Iran after the lifting of most sanctions....
  • (WIkileaks) Benghazi: FUNDRAISING off of hearing

    11/04/2016 10:47:47 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 04 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-23 22:32 Subject: our donors # today turns out it's not 500k. It's 420. we're not going to correct it - but not leaning into it ! *BACKGROUND (CLINTON AIDE) * - We now have more than 500,000 donors for the campaign. - We have more than 100,000 new donors in October alone. - The hour after the Benghazi hearing ended, 9pm-10pm, was our best fundraising hour of the campaign and we didn't make a fundraising ask. - More than half the donations yesterday were from new donors and 99% of them were for $250 or...
  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • Self-Interested Hillary

    10/07/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by A Conservative Legionaire
    The Political Register ^ | 10/7/16 | Legionaire.
    A participant in the CNN focus group conducted Tuesday during this year's only vice presidential debate says the cable network omitted a strong showing of third-party support. Justin Smith says participants were asked after the debate ended if they support the ticket led by Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump or a third-party candidate, with 12 indicating third-party support, five backing Clinton and two Trump. Such a result would not reflect national polling, and Smith wrote on Facebook "once they saw the response," the third party option was dropped in favor of "undecided" -- with the second question asked twice...
  • Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin A Homily for the 26th Sunday

    09/25/2016 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin – A Homily for the 26th Sunday Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2016 • The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus by Hendrick ter BrugghenIn the Gospel for today about the rich man and Lazarus the Lord gives us some important teachings on judgment and Hell. We live in times in which many consider the teachings on Hell to be untenable. They struggle to understand how a God described as loving, merciful, and forgiving can assign certain souls to Hell forever. Despite the fact that the Doctrine of Hell is taught...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of racial terrorism, says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • Warren Buffett buys more Wells Fargo stock on a dip [Hillary supporter is its largest stockholder!]

    09/20/2016 11:29:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 3.29.2016
    Warren Buffett showed that the selloff in Wells Fargo & Co.s stock this year has just made him love the banking giant even more, as he boosted his stake in the company to 504.3 million shares, according to regulatory filings. Buffetts investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B, +0.01% now owns 10% of Wells Fargos common stock outstanding, making him by far the largest shareholder. That is up from 479.7 million shares, or a 9.45% stake, as of Dec. 31, filings show.