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  • Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

    01/03/2018 11:48:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/03/2017 | Staff
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief announced the "end of the sedition" Wednesday as tens of thousands rallied in a show of strength for the country's Islamic rulers after days of deadly unrest. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Guards only intervened "in a limited way" against fewer than 15,000 "trouble-makers" nationwide, adding that a large number had been arrested. The White House declared it would seek new sanctions against those involved in the crackdown. Protests over economic problems broke out in Iran's second city Mashhad last week and quickly spread across the country, turning against the regime as a whole. A...
  • AZ Army National Guard soldiers deploying to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

    01/03/2018 11:47:44 AM PST · by Pollard · 16 replies
    fox 10 Phoenix ^ | Dec 29 2017
    An Arizona Army National Guard unit will begin the New Year in Cuba. They're deploying to Guantanamo Bay for approximately nine months. "There was some discussion some time back about actually shutting it down. Right now that's not what's going to happen so it's still very important for us service members to be prepared to go and continue that mission," said Arizona Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Fidel Zamora. That's exactly what nearly 50 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers will soon be doing. These soldiers leaving for Guantanamo Bay in the coming days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom....
  • Trump blasts Bannon, says former top aide 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 11:41:44 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 39 replies
    Scope News ^ | 1.3.18 | Chris Agee
    Following the release of excerpts from a forthcoming book in which former White House strategist Steve Bannon unleashed on his former colleagues, President Donald Trump issued a scathing response Wednesday. According to NBC News, the new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was written by columnist Michael Wolff. Bannon is quoted as criticizing individuals close to the president, including Donald Trump Jr., calling his controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign both “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
  • Pension plans can't be the next big taxpayer bailout in America

    01/03/2018 11:39:33 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The Hill - Opinion Page ^ | 1-3-18 | Tom Schatz
    Ten years ago, subprime mortgages went from a little-known form of lending to a precipitating cause of the international banking crisis that led to the Great Recession of 2008 to 2009. Like these mortgages, another relatively obscure financial problem could end up being the next big taxpayer bailout. Unless the funding crisis for multiemployer pension plans is addressed, the “solution” will look more like the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, under which the taxpayers lost $123.8 billion. In his testimony last November in the House, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Director Thomas Reeder wrote, “Legislation is needed to...
  • The India most Indians want

    01/03/2018 11:36:26 AM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Joseph D’Souza
    If you ask most Indians in what kind of society they want to live, they’ll tell you they want to live in a free and tolerant India. Indians want to live in harmony as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and as members of any religion of their choosing. They don’t want to be accused of being anti-nationalist because of their diverse identities and beliefs, or of participating in fraudulent conversions when they practice and share their faith as enjoined in the constitution. Christians want to celebrate Easter and Christmas in peace, in the same way Muslims want to celebrate Ramadan and...
  • Oregonians lose it when they realize they might have to start pumping their own gas

    01/03/2018 11:18:01 AM PST · by DFG · 169 replies
    sfgate ^ | 01/02/2018 | Alix Martichoux
    Of all the new laws going into effect Monday (legal cannabis in California, higher minimum wages in several states, and many more), you may be surprised about which one drew the most backlash online. It appears to be Oregon House Bill 2482, which allows people who live in counties with 40,000 residents or less to pump their own gas. Oregonians aired their frustrations on Facebook over the new law. And just about everyone else in the country made fun of them. New California laws going into effect in 2018 New era opens in California with first sales of recreational marijuana...
  • The Administration is Serious About Cutting Aid to the Palestinians

    01/03/2018 11:10:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Tuesday afternoon and shortly after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley officially announced U.S. foreign aid cuts to Pakistan over terrorism sponsorship, President Trump called out the Palestinians for walking away from peace talks. In doing so, he threatened to withhold financial aid.  It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018 ...peace treaty...
  • Trump Slump? 2017 Second Biggest Year Ever For Gun Sales

    01/03/2018 10:53:20 AM PST · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 01/03/18 | ohn Boch
    The FBI has released the final numbers for 2017 gun sales. While 2016’s sales record of 27 million still stands, last year’s 25,235,215 comes in second by a mere eight percent. While the mainstream media claimed a steep decline in firearm sales, those fake news reports proved nothing more than wishful thinking. From the Washington Post (where Democracy dies in darkness): BOSSIER CITY, La. — Sales of guns and ammunition in the United States have dropped precipitously since Election Day, according to FBI statistics, trade groups, gun shop owners and corporate reports, what many say is the result of electing...
  • Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up.....

    01/03/2018 10:44:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | by PAM KEY
    FULL TITLE: Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up So His Stupid Sons Don’t Have to Go to Jail’ Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about nuclear buttons and North Korea, co-host Joy Behar said Trump was worried about FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and therefore he would “blow the whole world up so his stupid sons don’t have to go to jail.” (see tweet at link) Joy Behar said, “Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point, or he is just going to kill...
  • Third World Conditions’: UK’s Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel Non-Emergency Operations

    01/03/2018 10:39:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Around 55,000 planned procedures are expected to be axed in a desperate attempt to free up beds, the Evening Standard reports. One senior doctor claimed that patients are being treated in “third world” conditions in some hospitals. Other NHS trusts have abandoned basic rules that state that men and women should be kept on separate wards and some patients are facing a 12-hour wait to receive Accident and Emergency care as hospitals run out of space. The emergency has been preceded by a growing flu crisis, and as of Tuesday, 12 NHS trusts covering millions of people have said they...
  • FBI Knew The ‘Bleach Bit’ Computer Guy Lied In Hillary Clinton Email Testimony, Gave Him Immunity

    01/03/2018 10:37:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Sexton
    The Hill published a story today based on leaks from a recent House Judiciary Committee meeting where FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed elements of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans on the committee say McCabe outlined some irregularities that suggest the outcome of the investigation was rigged in Clinton’s favor. Among the new findings is that an unnamed tech specialist who used Bleach Bit to wipe Clinton’s server after a congressional subpoena was issued admitted lying to the FBI [emphasis added]: A computer technician who deleted Clinton emails from her server in March 2015 after a congressional subpoena...
  • Trump: Bannon has 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:35:13 AM PST · by CaptainK · 64 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/3/2018 | Jordan Fabian
    In a blistering statement issued by the White House, Trump said Bannon has "lost his mind." "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement. "Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books." "Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make...
  • Trump disavows Steve Bannon: 'He not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:30:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 319 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 JAN 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump distanced himself from his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, contending that "he not only lost his job" but also "lost his mind" when he left the White House. On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Regions to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

    01/03/2018 10:06:46 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Regions Financial Corp. today announced it will increase its hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by year's end, just one move in what it says is a series of targeted, long-term investments in response to last month's rewrite of the nation's tax laws. That includes an increase in spending on capital spending and a contribution to the company's charitable foundation to benefit communities. In a statement, Regions said the initiatives were made "in anticipation of the savings it will recognize as a result of federal tax reform intended to support economic growth." "We understand that the growth of our...
  • Man's obituary blames Cleveland Browns winless season as cause of death

    01/03/2018 9:57:25 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    WYMT ^ | January 01, 2018 | WYMT
    The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark, of Huron, died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns." The football team was 1-15 last season and 0-15 this year ahead of Sunday's finale at Pittsburgh. Even so, Stark's obituary included a nugget of the optimism voiced by some long-suffering fans. It says the 80-year-old Mansfield native "passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner."
  • Trump Tells New York, New Jersey to Pay for Their Own Damn Rail Project

    It's rare for a president to pull funding from a sweetheart transportation project. But on the final Friday of 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was backing away from an Obama-era plan to lavish billions in federal aid on the Hudson Tunnel project. Billed as "the nation's most urgent major infrastructure project" by its proponents, the venture envisions a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River along with repairs to an existing rail tunnel damaged by Hurricane Sandy. All of this would mostly serve to increase rail transit service within the New York City metro area. Given the huge...
  • The Eleven Most Ridiculously PC Moments of 2017

    01/03/2018 9:43:43 AM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/2/2018 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    A year in review of crazy A lot of things happened in 2017 — including a lot of being offended. It was hard to narrow it down, but here — in no particular order — are the eleven most politically correct moments of 2017: 1. It was declared “cultural appropriation” for a white woman to wear hoop earrings. A resident assistant at Pitzer College sent out a campus-wide email declaring that it was unacceptable for white girls to wear hoop earrings — because wearing them was culturally offensive to “the black and brown bodies who typically wear hooped earrings.” This...
  • The unseen cost of solar farms on taxpayers in North Carolina (80% tax abatement 2 companies)

    01/03/2018 9:32:28 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    WNCT news (Washington, NC) ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Josh Burch
    WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – There is growing concern in some counties about how much solar farms are actually costing taxpayers. Under North Carolina law, counties must give solar companies an 80 tax abatement. For smaller counties like Beaufort, that equates to around a $543,000 tax loss each year. A planned 600 acre solar farm in the county threatens to bring the total tax lost to well over $1 million a year. The more solar farms a county has, the greater that number. “Our taxpayers here are paying for that tax abatement, and they’re also paying for an increase in energy...
  • S&P 500 cruises past 2,700 as tech stocks climb: NASDAQ exceeds 7,000 for the first time

    01/03/2018 9:24:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Reuters ^ | 01/03/2018 | By Sruthi Shankar
    U.S. stocks kicked off 2018 on a strong note on Tuesday, and world markets rose to new highs on Wednesday as early indications suggested it would be another year of synchronized global growth led by a robust European economy. "If you look at the S&P 500 and what makes up the sectors, technology has the largest international exposure. When you look at driving futures sales, it has to come from growing economies," said Jeff Powell, managing partner of Polaris Wealth Advisors. But gains in the technology sector were capped by a 2.43 percent drop in Intel (INTC.O) following a report...
  • Dreaded, sadistic ISIS executioner reportedly captured in Iraq; could be executed himself

    01/03/2018 9:10:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 1/2/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A white-bearded ISIS militant who presided over the killings of dozens of gay men and others who ran afoul of the so-called "caliphate" was captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, according to reports. Abu Omer was arrested after locals in Mosul tipped security forces off to his hideout in the city, the Iran-based AhlulBayt News Agency (ANBA) reported, citing Iraqi media outlets. Abu Omer was a prominent presence in several sick videos of ISIS executions, in which homosexuals were thrown off buildings and others beheaded and stoned to death for minor offenses such as blasphemy. In one...