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  • Gov. Brown to Sign Landmark Renewable Energy Law Wednesday

    10/07/2015 9:02:41 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 10/7/2915 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles Wednesday to sign legislation mandating that half of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The ambitious mandates of SB 350, championed by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, were outlined by Brown in his inaugural address in January. But de Leon’s legislation was significantly watered down last month in the state Assembly, which stripped away a requirement that the state slash its gasoline use by 50 percent in the next 15 years. That provision sparked heated debate in Sacramento, thanks to opposition from...
  • City Manager: 'Prosperity Doesn’t Come From Government; It Comes From Freedom'

    10/07/2015 7:41:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2015 | Anne Schieber
    When cities cry poverty, the organization helping them pursue more resources from state or local taxpayers is often the Michigan Municipal League. It is interesting then to see signs that the lobbying group is doing some self-reflection, in the form of allowing a city manager with a fresh point of view to address the organization's annual meeting. “Prosperity doesn’t come from government. It comes from freedom,” Port Huron City Manager James Freed told league members who gathered in September. Freed gave the group a candid presentation on how pension and retiree health benefits were making it difficult to govern his...
  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and Săo Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...

    10/03/2015 1:25:24 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | James Delingpole
    The plan by climate alarmists to have other scientists imprisoned for their ‘global warming’ skepticism is backfiring horribly, and the chief alarmist is now facing a House investigation into what has been called “the largest science scandal in US history.”
  • Democrats Caring for the Common Man

    09/27/2015 8:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    One of my favorite political stories comes from my friend Michelle Steel, an Orange County Supervisor and formerly a member of the State Board of Equalization in California (BOE). When on the BOE, which oversees much of the tax structure in California including sales tax, she served with Judy Chu who is now a Congresswoman (D-CA). In the eight years that Steel served on the BOE, she could only remember Chu voting in favor of the taxpayer once. But every time she went out somewhere with Chu, she would tell a story about her support for the taxpayers and tell...
  • The US Could Be Heading For One Of Its Worst Flu Seasons In Years

    09/25/2015 3:24:27 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2015 | Bob Bryan
    Bob BryanSeptember 25,2015As summer turns to fall, the medical community is ramping up for their annual fight against the flu. One Wall Street firm thinks this flu season could be a bad one. William Quirk and Alexander Nowak at Piper Jaffray use the number of flu cases from Australia and New Zealand to forecast the US season, and they say the numbers from the southern hemisphere point to a massive increase in sicknesses this year. 'The Southern hemisphere just went through one of the worst flu seasons on record (despite the vaccine targeting the correct strains)," wrote Quirk and Nowak...
  • Boeing sells China 300 planes, agrees plant: Xinhua

    09/23/2015 5:17:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies
    SHANGHAI: US aerospace giant Boeing has reached deals with Chinese firms to sell 300 aircraft and set up a completion centre in China, state media and its local partner said on Wednesday (, as President Xi Jinping began a visit to the United States. The massive order, which was not immediately confirmed by Boeing, demonstrates the vital importance of the Chinese market despite a growth slowdown that threatens to slow the expansion of air travel. The state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) also reached an agreement with Boeing to set up a "completion centre" in China for its narrow-body...
  • Top 25 recipients of Planned Parenthood campaign cash

    09/18/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Sep. 18, 2015 | Chris Field
    Many members of Congress are calling for an end to government funding for America’s biggest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood. Americans were outraged over the organization’s alleged sale of aborted-baby parts as revealed in undercover videos conducted by the Center for Medical Progress. But the money does not go just one way—members and employees of Planned Parenthood, as well as the group’s PAC, have been very active and generous in their donations to government officials who both funnel taxpayer money to the organization as well as ardently defend abortion.
  • GOP debate most-watched show in CNN's history

    09/17/2015 2:57:33 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/17/15 | Dylan Stableford
    In the words of one 2016 presidential candidate, ratings for Wednesday’s primetime Republican presidential debate were yuuuuuge. According to Nielsen data, the 3-hour broadcast drew an average of 22.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in CNN history, eclipsing the 16.8 million viewers who tuned in to watch Larry King host an informal debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993. It also shattered the mark for CNN’s previously most-watched presidential primary debate, a 2008 Democratic primary debate that averaged 8.3 million viewers. To put these numbers in perspective, the early primary debates during the 2012 presidential campaign...
  • Bill Clinton Was In Talks To Give A Paid Speech To Iranian Group

    09/15/2015 12:38:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Septemer 15, 2015 | By Patrick Howley
    Former President Bill Clinton was in talks to give a paid speech at a fundraiser for an Iranian group closely tied to the Iranian regime, and his people ran the idea by Hillary Clinton’s State Department staffers. Clinton Foundation official Amitabh Desai emailed Hillary Clinton State Department staffers including Cheryl Mills and Jacob Sullivan on June 4, 2012, according to an email provided to Breitbart News by Citizens United, which obtained the email in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. “Would USG have any concerns about WJC doing a paid speech for National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”)?,” Desai asked. “We...
  • Liberal Virginia Governor Brings Armed Security Guard to DC For Anti-Gun Rally

    09/11/2015 7:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday afternoon Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun advocacy group Everytown for America held a small rally in Washington D.C. in front of the Capitol Building in an effort to shame Congress into passing gun control legislation. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at the event and brought his armed body guard with him. Terry McAuliffe Shows Up With Armed Body Guard at Anti-Gun EventA few things. First off, McAuliffe's claim that people "can be armed" while we were standing on the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C. is false. It is nearly impossible for law abiding civilians to be legally armed in Washington D.C....
  • Meeks Pushed for Iran Sanction Exemption After Azerbaijan Junket

    08/03/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC | August 3, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    There’s fallout from the July 27 Houston Chronicle exposé of a trip to Azerbaijan by 10 member of the House that violated House rules. The trip was ostensibly sponsored by nonprofit groups but was actually funded by oil companies BP, Conoco Phillips and SOCAR, the national oil company of Azerbaijan. According to the New York Post today: Rep. Gregory Meeks pushed to let an Iran-backed natural-gas project dodge US sanctions — after attending an illicit junket paid for by energy companies. Also from the Post: “Congressman Meeks went on a 2013 Congressional trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, subsidized in part...
  • How Much K Street Blood Money Is Bob Corker Getting For Iran Deal?

    09/10/2015 6:19:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies ^ | 10 Sep 15 | George Rasley
    Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker, author of the treasonous Corker – Cardin bill to facilitate President Obama’s nuclear weapons treaty with Islamist Iran, has made another inexplicable betrayal of American military superiority and indeed the future of America itself. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which Corker authored, requires the Administration transmit to Congress all documents related to the JCPOA —including side agreements—prior to a 60-day review period and subsequent vote. There’s no doubt that Obama has not complied with the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, indeed Senator Corker said “there’s no question that two of the...
  • City says it has reached $6.4M wrongful death settlement with family of Freddie Gray

    09/08/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by dware · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.08.2015 | AP via Fox News
    BALTIMORE – The city of Baltimore says it has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. Gray died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray's death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested.
  • EXCLUSIVE — Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other American

    The very next week our office environment started to change dramatically. A huge influx of foreign workers from South Asia started to arrive at numerous buildings on the Disney Orlando campus in very large numbers. A foreign language was suddenly being spoken throughout the building hallways. Everywhere I went, including the company cafeteria, the composition of the company changed so much in the period of only a week. The first 30 days was focused on capturing all that I did with my job. We started getting mandatory meeting invitations for “KT” or “Knowledge Transfer” sessions showing on our calendars. The...
  • Why CNN Is Asking 40 Times Its Normal Rate for Ad Time (during the GOP debate)

    09/03/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    There’s a simple two-word reason that CNN is able to ask 40 times its usual rate for commercial time in its upcoming GOP primary debate: Donald Trump. That’s the assessment of Jeanine Poggi, writing in Ad Age. “The cable news network is charging as much as $200,000 for a 30-second spot in the prime-time brawl taking place on Sept. 16, according to a media buyer,” Poggi writes. “This is on par with the cost of buying commercial time in some broadcast prime-time series.” Buyers indicated that a typical spot on CNN prime runs about $5,000, according to the report. “Much...
  • CEO of baby parts buyer says abortion workers get lucrative kickbacks

    09/03/2015 7:34:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | Susan Michelle | September 2, 2015
    Though abortionist Mary Gatter’s desire for a Lamborghini is not front page news anymore, the most recent video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveals the new commodity in tissue procurement might be a condo in Hawaii. The ninth video shows tattletale Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, talking behind the back of her competitor, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR). Dyer reveals how ABR has given kickbacks to abortion clinics to help ensure they can collect their dead babies. Dyer explains that ABR has an abortion facility worker on its payroll in an advisory capacity. CMP reports: Cate Dyer, who...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Money

    08/31/2015 11:27:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Clintons Continue To Clinton

    08/30/2015 7:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What a mess. Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one. For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. The hundreds of millions of dollars from corrupt governments, billionaires with agendas and God knows who else. The server wiped so thoroughly – and no, not with a cloth – you can tell someone learned the importance of cleanliness from the blue dress. And now we learn Bill, the former president, with more money than he...
  • Trump attended big-donor fundraiser last month

    08/28/2015 5:14:41 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/15 | Katy O'Donnell
    Despite his prior pledge to self-fund his campaign, the billionaire businessman now appears to be embracing big donors. ...even as Trump publicly scorned other candidates’ use of super PACs, he tacitly gave approval to the Make America Great Again PAC by attending a fundraiser the group held [in July]. Trump spoke for between 10 and 15 minutes at the mid-July fundraiser, where about 200 people packed into a private residence in Manhattan. “There are so many people wanting to contribute and I am so grateful for their support. I appreciate the moral investment in my vision to Make America Great...
  • The Troubling Decline of Financial Independence in America

    08/28/2015 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08/28/2015 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    If you can't work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up. By financial independence, I don't mean an inherited trust fund--I mean earning an independent living as a self-employed person. Sure, it's nice if you chose the right parents and inherited a fortune. But even without the inherited fortune, financial independence via self-employment has always been an integral part of the American Dream. Indeed, it could be argued that financial independence is the American Dream because it gives us the freedom to say Take This Job And Shove It (Johnny Paycheck). This chart shows the self-employed as a percentage of those with jobs (all nonfarm...
  • Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

    08/28/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
  • Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

    08/27/2015 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 60 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | By Neil Hughes
    Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box. via CNBC. This year's event comes with the tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint," likely alluding to the voice input expected to be a part of this year's revamped Apple TV. The new set-top box is also widely anticipated to feature a redesigned controller with touchpad, as well as a dedicated App Store for...
  • Believing Failed Industry Analysis

    08/27/2015 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    TechNightOwl ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Gene Steinberg
    If you can believe what some industry analysts have been saying, Apple should now be playing third fiddle in the smartphone wars. Android and Windows Phone would be ahead of iOS. Apple would, I suppose, be destined to fall back into niche status. Have you looked at the Windows Phone and BlackBerry market shares lately? Have you noticed how Microsoft is quickly unraveling the failed Nokia handset division purchase? Have you noticed how thousands of brand new Microsoft employees are being consigned to the unemployment lines? So do you believe those predictions? There’s one more. IDC, part of IDG, which...
  • Have Schools Faced 'Seemingly Permanent Funding Cuts'?

    08/25/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The August edition of the Ann Arbor Observer periodical weighed in on the contract dispute between the Ann Arbor school district and its teachers. It wrote that the school board was “asserting the union’s contract has to change to reflect new state laws and seemingly permanent funding cuts. ...” Except, state revenue to the Ann Arbor school district increased a combined $23.5 million over the last four state budgets compared to the 2010-11 school year. Of that amount, $3.7 million would have been for educating a cumulative total of 408 extra students over those four years. The rest was from...
  • Actually, Michiganders are Better off Than Their Parents

    08/24/2015 8:35:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Bridge Magazine has a piece on “Michigan’s stumbling middle class” and says, “today’s workers are part of the first generation in Michigan history who, taken as a whole, are not better off than their parents.” The main economic data point put forth is that adjusted for inflation, Michigan’s median household income is lower than it was in 1969. That’s true: Household income has declined from $64,778 in 1969 to $49,418 in 2013. But that’s not the end of the story. And by nearly all measures, we are much better off today than in the past. There are two ways to...
  • Harry Reid’s top man tears apart the White House

    11/04/2014 10:56:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | November 5, 2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    You almost never see this in politics. David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), launches a major attack on the White House in this blockbuster story by my colleagues Philip Rucker and Robert Costa: At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against...
  • Hillary Clinton Would Make College Even More Expensive

    In the days ahead, millions of kids will pack their bags and leave home (hopefully for good) to go to college. For parents experiencing this for the first time: welcome to the biggest financial scam in America. Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University and an expert on college costs, puts it very plainly: "Colleges and universities may be the least cost-efficient institutions in the United States. No industry, perhaps other than prostitution, has seen less productivity improvements than higher education." As the father of two college kids I can personally attest to the astonishing rip-off of college tuition...
  • 12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely

    08/16/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    Did you see what just happened? The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the U.S. dollar, the price of oil hit a six year low, and stock markets all over the world were rattled. The Dow fell 212 points on Tuesday, and Apple stock plummeted another 5 percent. As we hurtle toward the absolutely critical months of September and October, the unraveling of the global financial system is beginning to accelerate. At this point, it is not...
  • Hugo Chavez's daughter is Venezuela's richest woman-- $4.2 billion

    08/15/2015 9:27:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11 August 2015 | Pete Amato
    The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared 'being rich is bad,' may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets. Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2billion, Diario las Americas reports. The figure would make Gabriela Chavez wealthier than media mogul Gustavo Cisneros, whom Forbes named the wealthiest Venezuelan earlier this year with $3. 6 billion in assets. Others close to Chavez managed to build up great personal wealth that was kept outside the petrostate....
  • China's Currency Move (Devaluation) Will Hurt One Country More Than Any Other (Brazil)

    08/11/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    BI ^ | 8-11-2015 | Linette Lopez
    Linette Lopez August 11, 2015There is one country that stands to suffer more than any other from China's decision to devalue its currency: Brazil. China is Brazil's largest export market, gobbling up 50% of the iron ore, oil, and other commodities that the South American nation sends around the world. The devaluation of the yuan threatens to lower the already record low prices of those commodities. "Our commodity team has estimated that a 1% move in CNY is associated with a 0.5-0.6% decline in USD commodity prices," said Bank of America in a note following the yuan devaluation. It's a...
  • Trump Is Money in the Bank

    08/11/2015 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    My new book “The Power of RELENTLESS” launched just yesterday. Perfect timing, because Donald Trump is in the news- again. Surprise. “The Donald” is the very definition of “relentless.” He is relentlessly outspoken. He is relentlessly opinionated. He is relentlessly combative. He produces nonstop relentless media headlines. He produces relentlessly high ratings. He is also relentlessly successful. He is “money in the bank” for everyone around him. How relentless is Donald. He’s like a human Energizer Bunny. He’s like a real-life wack-a-mole. Nothing stops him. Nothing slows him. Nothing bothers him. Political correctness is not an option. That’s precisely how...

    08/10/2015 4:49:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/7/15 | John Piper and Brian J. Tabb
    ....Think about your toys as a child. You doubtless spent hours playing with those toy cars, dolls, stuffed animals, or video games that are probably now either stored in a box in the attic or discarded in a landfill. Think about your family’s first computer. As useful and enjoyable as it was, the technology has now become obsolete, forcing you to replace it with a newer model that doesn’t require floppy disks or DOS commands. Today’s top smartphone will be cast off in three years. Your new car will rust and eventually break down. The birthday present your children ask...
  • Actress Melissa Gilbert announces run for Congress

    08/10/2015 3:58:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 98 replies
    The Livingston Daily ^ | August 10, 2015 | Wayne Peal
    From the “Little House” to the Congress? It could happen for Livingston County resident Melissa Gilbert. Gilbert, star of the hit 1970s television series, “Little House on the Prairie” on Monday announced she would run as a Democrat for the 8th District Congressional seat in next year’s election. The news thrilled area Democrats. “I think it’s very, very exciting news,” said county party chairwoman Judy Daubenmier, “We worked with her on the Schauer campaign (for governor) and, I can tell you, she’s a real trooper. She’ll be a very effective campaigner.”
  • Following the Money – Campaign Moves, The CoC/Wall Street Roadmap, and Candidate Expectations…

    08/08/2015 5:54:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-8-2015 | sundance
    Many people are wondering how it’s possible to track the CoC/Wall Street Jeb Bush election strategy, outlined here. While I usually don’t post these types of research material links (it can get rather wonky), perhaps this will assist readers in understanding what leads to our road-map. Since the advent of the Citizens United decision, the GOPe affiliates have used Super-Pacs to fund political candidates. Unfortunately, this means you don’t get to see the actual donors to those PAC’s – which means there’s an additional curtain to the donor. The development of, and refinement of, this strategy (which took place in...
  • Have Men Given Up on Work?

    08/05/2015 8:27:18 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies ^ | December 15, 2014 | Dixie Gillaspie
    There is an economic crisis that isn’t much talked about, but which is responsible for a downward spiral that none of us want to see continue. Men are opting out of the workplace. That’s right. According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, in the 1950’s about three percent of men between 25 and 54, which is still considered “prime” working age, were unemployed and not seeking employment. In the late 1960’s that had climbed to about five percent. In 2013 it was reported at 12 percent. And the last report placed it at 16 percent. These aren’t just men...
  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    07/16/2015 9:16:47 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 59 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07-16-2015 | By Mandi Woodruff
    Atlanta radio program “The Bert Show” had a guest on this week who has managed to incite the rage of just about every millennial in the state of Georgia (and beyond, the show is syndicated in 11 states). The woman, a 22-year-old college junior named Kim, who did not give her last name on air and was allowed to use a voice disguiser to even further shield her identity, came to the three hosts with a confession: in just short three years she had managed to blow through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents. Kim has...
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood director caught on tape selling aborted ‘baby parts’

    07/14/2015 12:34:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | newsroom
    An undercover video recorded by the non-profit organization, Center for Medical Progress, shows Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussing their fetal parts business. VIDEO ON LINK Nucatola is seen in the video having lunch with actors posing as buyers who are interested in purchasing the body parts of babies who have been aborted. The Planned Parenthood senior staffer notes how abortion procedures are modified to ensure that requested body parts can be collected. She says: “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that...
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble -- Unrelated To Jared

    07/11/2015 6:20:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/10/15 | Jenny Che
    Subway has been struggling for some time, its health-oriented campaigns falling flat with consumers.... Subway is a privately held chain and does not post its profits. But according to the market research firm Technomic, sales dropped 3 percent in the U.S. last year, or around $400 million. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.....
  • Abortionist describes how abortion has become a “commodity”

    07/10/2015 11:14:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Late-term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern, who performs abortions in the second and third trimesters in his clinic in Boulder, Colorado, wrote an editorial some time ago complaining about how abortionists are treated. First he complained that abortionists are not given the respect they deserve in the clinics: Increasingly, doctors have been made to feel irrelevant. Feminist abortion clinics treat doctors like technicians and are especially contemptuous of male physicians. Entrepreneurs who treat abortion strictly as a retail business also tend to treat doctors as technicians. Doctors who perform abortions have usually acquiesced in these roles, and their status has plummeted...
  • 5 Ways to Fight the Left and Make Your Life Better

    07/07/2015 5:02:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Don't Give Money to People Who Hate You, Shop Small Business and Become Independent, Build Likeminded Communities, Focus on the family Lately I’ve been looking at Organic Opposition instead of Organizational Opposition. The latter is still important, but people are rightly disappointed and angry with everything from the GOP to assorted national groups and bewildered by a wide array of candidates. Organic Opposition doesn’t require organizations or a movement. It’s about living in ways that naturally oppose the left. Most of the people here already live in ways that the left resents without even thinking about it. Organic Opposition is...
  • It is Fine to Get Detroit Out of the School Pension System

    07/07/2015 11:04:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/5/2015 | James Hohman
    Detroit Public Schools has been in financial trouble for a long time, and ensuring that DPS can pay its bills is likely to require further state funding. As plans for fixing DPS are debated, school officials throughout Michigan have begun to worry that their state funding will be reduced when a bailout for DPS is finalized. What these officials don’t realize is that their districts are already paying to catch up on Detroit’s pension liabilities. Every school district is a cost-sharing member of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System, which is drastically underfunded. MPSERS costs are not calculated by...

    07/06/2015 4:03:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Greeks gambled in their referendum that European elites were more committed to their ideological obsession with integrating Europe than with mere economics. Stand up to a bunch of corrupt Greek civil servants and Europe risks going back to the bad old days of nation states and independent economies. It is likely that their bet will pay off.
  • Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce

    07/03/2015 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2015 2:45 PM EDT | Jack Elliott Jr.
    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham, who argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other states. That was key to Chatham’s arguments as she seeks a divorce from Dana Ann Melancon. They were married in California in 2008. “That’s awesome,” Czekala-Chatham told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I can get...
  • Rubio was terrible with money. No, wait… Rubio was too rich!

    06/30/2015 6:36:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Times made it clear to us last month with hilarious results: Marco Rubio was terrible with money. He wasn’t earning enough and couldn’t manage what little he had very well. He overextended his limited income with extravagant purchases of fishing boats and handsome brick driveways in front of his home which had windows too large for polite society. Well, that story hit the political scene like a bag of wet mice smacking onto the pavement. But now comes round two! The Washington Post counters with an argument that Rubio quickly translated his “political star power” into...
  • How to Invest When You Don’t Have Much to Invest

    06/22/2015 7:36:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Daily Worth ^ | 6-22-15 | Liz Weston
    Whether You Have $5, $50, or $500,Trying to invest less than $1,000 can be frustrating — everywhere you turn, you run into barriers. Many investment companies want you to pony up thousands just to open an account. Then there are fees, which can quickly eat up a big chunk of your investment even at the discount brokerages. The good news: You have options. First, let's be clear: We're talking about investing here, not saving. Saving is for short-term goals and emergency funds. Savings should be kept in safe, liquid accounts like FDIC-insured bank accounts that offer no risk but no...
  • 'It's Time To Hold Physical Cash,' Says One Of Britain's Most Senior Fund Managers

    06/20/2015 3:05:57 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    The Trelegraph (K) ^ | 6-20-2015 | By Andrew Oxlade
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    12/11/2011 12:06:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 11, 2011 | Salena Zito
    NEW YORK CITY – “The Grange” in Upper Manhattan is the only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned. Standing in front of it, an impeccably dressed elderly man says it’s hard to pin down exactly who Hamilton was. “The one thing he wasn’t, was a politician,” said Steve Laise, an historian and park ranger who serves all of New York City’s national park sites. “But, oh, was he brilliant.” Hamilton’s home, newly relocated after being squished between an apartment building and a church a block away, once was a 90-minute carriage ride from lower Manhattan. Over at Federal Hall, where...
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    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 3+ views ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
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    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...