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  • Taylor Swift Slams Soros Family’s ‘Shameless Greed in the Time of Coronavirus’

    04/24/2020 1:40:54 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 April 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Pop star Taylor Swift said the Soros Family is driven by “shameless greed in the time of coronavirus” over their role in the digital release of an unapproved album composed of a live radio show performance she did in 2008. The left-wing singer shredded Soros and power manager Scooter Braun in a lengthy Instagram message. “Hey Guys – I want to thank my fans for making me aware that my former record label is putting out an “album” of live performances of mine tonight. This recording is from a 2008 radio show performance I did when I was 18. Big...
  • Chinese company shipped out millions of Australia’s masks, hand sanitiser, glove supplies

    03/26/2020 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies ^ | March 26, 2020 | Candace Sutton
    A Chinese government-backed property giant has secretly raided in bulk Australia’s supplies of masks, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and essential medical supplies and shipped them back to China. The Greenland Group, which manages high-end real estate projects in Sydney and Melbourne, proactively drained Australian supplies of anti-coronavirus equipment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Three million surgical masks, 500,000 pairs of gloves and bulk supplies of sanitiser and wipes were bought up in Australia and other countries where Greenland operates. While the bulk purchases and shipping were perfectly legitimate, the goods shipped in bulk to China include the very items that...
  • U.S. officials worried about Chinese control of American drug supply

    02/22/2020 11:25:24 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 49 replies
    nbc ^ | SEP 12 20195:55 PM EDT | nbc
    The vast majority of key ingredients for drugs that many Americans rely on are manufactured abroad, mostly in China. Antibiotics, which turn life-threatening infections into minor nuisances, are considered the single biggest advance in modern medicine. A leading Chinese economist gave voice to the worst fears of U.S. policymakers in March, in a speech to an annual national congress.
  • Leftists Argue for Abolishing Police [semi-satire]

    12/31/2019 10:39:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Convinced that police forces are irredeemable bastions of racism, some leftist philosophers are arguing for the abolition of city law-enforcement officers. In Seattle, narrowly defeated city council candidate Shaun Scott contends that police are an "apparatus of overaggressive and racist policing that has emerged to steer many black and brown bodies back into, in essence, a form of slavery. Keeping poor people from taking what they need from those who already have more than they need because police call this theft is morally wrong." Mychal Denzel Smith wrote an article in The Nation saying that "police should be replaced by...
  • Should Kanye West give away all of his money? The social responsibilities of wealthy Christians

    11/07/2019 6:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    What are the social responsibilities of wealthy Christians? Must they prove their loyalty to the Lord by selling their possessions and giving to the poor? Are there simple, universal answers to these questions, or are these questions that must be answered personally and individually?Some of these issues were raised decades ago in Ronald Sider’s classic work Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, originally published in 1978. With many of us in the West having so much and many in other countries having so little, what would Jesus ask of us?David Chilton took exception to Sider’s approach, writing, Productive Christians...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community

    09/24/2019 2:23:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community Eight Augustinian Fathers of the former Vicariate of Castile in Brazil have been "defrocked" by the Vatican, Folha de S. Paulo (September 14) reported. Their crime: They refused to hand over their schools to the Augustinian Province of Brazil. The Province was only created in 2013 by a merger of three groups: the Augustinian Vicariate of Castile (Spain), the Augustinian Delegation of Malta, and the Filipino Augustinians of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in Brazil. From the very beginning, the Vicariate of Castile disagreed with how the merger was...
  • Capitalism and greed are strangers: What is this threat from which socialists seek to save us?

    08/09/2019 6:57:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2019 | Lloyd Brown
    Capitalism is getting a bad rap lately by the small but growing contingent of democratic socialists infecting Congress. So what exactly is this threat from which they seek to save us? Capitalism is based on free and voluntary exchange of goods. The only way you can prosper is to provide something other people want. If you are a farmer and produce wheat, someone else will exchange what he has produced (or use a medium of exchange such as money) to trade for your wheat. No one is forced to do anything. If you sell $1's worth of wheat to a...
  • Apple Has Activated Software Locks on iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Repairs

    08/08/2019 11:10:40 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 127 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | 8 Aug 2019 | Tom McKay
    Apple has activated a “dormant software lock” that effectively kneecaps third-party replacement batteries on some newer models of iPhone Even using another Apple battery doesn’t work, according to iFixit, as a replacement battery can apparently only be authenticated using the company’s internal tools: iFixit compared the practice to having a “Check Oil” light in a vehicle that can only be deactivated at a Ford dealership.
  • Art of the Budget Deal: Trump, Pelosi Agree to Up Spending and Debt

    07/23/2019 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 22, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    When President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a budget deal he called “ridiculous” in order to get increases for the military budget, he asserted: “I’m not going to do it again.” That was 16 months ago. Now, the Trump administration and House Democrats reportedly have reached a deal to suspend the debt limit temporarily and increase spending by more than $300 billion with only limited cuts. Around 5:45 p.m. in Washington, the president tweeted: "I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy...
  • Big war in the Arctic: How could it happen?

    07/10/2019 6:44:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Global Security, in this case Globull Insecurity ^ | 8 Jul, 2019 14:48 | Mikhail Khodarenok
    Big war in the Arctic: How could it happen? In-Depth Coverage By Mikhail Khodarenok 8 Jul, 2019 14:48 The Arctic’s ice cover is melting, which presents new economic opportunities for the Arctic states, while also making the competition between them stiffer. Can these opposing interests lead to a large-scale war in the region? The fight for the resource-rich region now involves not just the Arctic Ocean countries –the US, Russia, Canada, Norway, and Denmark– but powers from other regions as well, such as, for instance, China. Polar research is no longer a purely scientific endeavor, the focus has now shifted...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • 'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

    05/27/2019 6:08:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 27, 2019 | RENEE WILDE
    The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming communities. American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors. That number has doubled in the past two decades, which is raising alarm bells in farming communities. When the stock market tanked during the last recession, foreign investors began buying up big swaths of U.S. farmland....
  • Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

    05/20/2019 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/20/2019 | Benjy Sarlin
    From reparations to "baby bonds," Democratic candidates are proposing big ideas to confront inequality. If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago. Far from a niche concern, candidates have incorporated it into their signature proposals. They've addressed it in speeches not just to black churches in South...
  • Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. (trun)

    04/10/2019 6:46:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    propublica ^ | 9APR19 | by Justin Elliott
    Actual title: Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS that is sponsored by Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa. In one of...
  • Poetic Justice For The Aristocracy

    03/09/2019 2:07:27 AM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies ^ | 8MAR19 | John Rubino
    Two points about today’s political economy – and then a prediction involving Illinois: Point One: What’s coming is poetic justice for the aristocracy.  The wave of populism/socialism/proto-fascism that’s sweeping the US and Europe is a direct result of the breathtaking hubris of a ruling class that didn’t know when to quit stealing. While it is possible for societies dominated by a small group of rich/connected people to endure and even thrive, they can do so only if the 99% enjoys a rising standard of living and a certain amount of upward mobility. In other words, people will accept the existence...
  • Breaking: Harper signs with the Phillies for 13 years, $330 million

    02/28/2019 12:20:52 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    MSN News ^ | 2/28/2019 | Craig Calcaterra
    It took until the end of February but Bryce Harper finally has a team. He has reached an agreement with Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman says the deal is for $330 million. The length of the contract is pretty incredible too: 13 years. There are no opt-outs either. The match was a long in the making. When the offseason began the Nationals were reported to have made Harper a $300 million offer to return, the White Sox expressed considerable interest and the Phillies — openly crowing about their plan to spend “stupid money” — were thought the most likely landing spots...
  • Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute (Pittsburgh, PA)

    02/07/2019 12:55:06 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 14 replies ^ | 2/7/2019 | Courtney Brennan
    Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a petition to stop UPMC and Highmark from a complete separation – which was set to happen this summer. #BREAKING: Shapiro says court order would ensure that UPMC abides by its charitable contribution obligations to Pennsylvania “Given the effect this dispute between UPMC and Highmark is having on Pennsylvanians, and the imminent expiration of the existing consent decree, we are asking the court to take action,” said Shapiro. “These changes are absolutely necessary to prevent UPMC from inflicting further harm on the public by...
  • U.S. Probes Boeing Satellite Deal Backed By China

    01/12/2019 9:54:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Brian Spegele and Kate O’Keeffe
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commerce Department are investigating Boeing Co.’s relationship with a satellite startup backed by a Chinese government-owned firm, following an article by The Wall Street Journal on the matterIn a letter to the Los Angeles-based startup Global IP, the SEC requested that the company retain all documents about its work with Boeing and a number of other individuals and entities, including state-owned Chinese lender China Orient Asset Management Co. The letter said the SEC believes the Los Angeles company possesses “documents and data that are relevant to a matter under investigation,” and asked...
  • black lawmakers’ charity didn’t give out a single scholarship, top pols hide financials

    12/31/2018 5:53:03 PM PST · by Enterprise · 63 replies ^ | 12/31/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The caucus of black New York state lawmakers run a charity whose stated mission is to empower “African American and Latino youth through education and leadership initiatives” by “providing opportunity to higher education” — but it hasn’t given a single scholarship to needy youth in two years, according to a New York Post investigation. The group collects money from companies like AT&T, the Real Estate Board of New York, Time Warner Cable, and CableVision, telling them in promotional materials that they are “changing lives, one scholarship at a time.” The group — called the Association of Black and Puerto Rican...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass “her plan” rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...