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  • California Supreme Court limits police searches

    12/06/2016 11:56:55 AM PST · by MeganC
    89.3 KPCC ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff Writier
    Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a child pornography case involving a bicyclist pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. Torrance police stopped bicyclist Paul Macabeo in 2012 after following him a short distance with their patrol car's headlights off. They acknowledged he was not riding erratically and did not try to flee. Macabeo was arrested after the officers searched his phone and said they found photos of underage girls. The state's highest court said that...
  • Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal

    12/06/2016 11:45:47 AM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    .reuters ^ | 12/6/216 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.Trump had said during campaigns for the White House that he would scrap Iran's pact with world powers - under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for lifted sanctions - describing it as "the worst deal ever negotiated"."[Trump] wants to do many things, but none of his actions would affect us," Rouhani said in a speech at University of Tehran broadcast live on state television."Do you...
  • Texan Republican Elector: I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Trump (Red Alert)

    12/06/2016 11:45:35 AM PST · by quesney · 19 replies
    DALLAS — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president. People have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think presidents-elect should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office. Mr. Trump lacks the foreign policy...
  • Donald Trump's Syrian War Paradox

    12/06/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6 Dec 16 | Unknown
    The leaflets fell from the sky over Aleppo, offering dire warnings. “If you don’t leave these areas quickly,” they admonished civilians, “you will be annihilated. Save yourselves.… Everyone has left you alone to face your doom.…” As Syrian government forces continue to steamroll through eastern Aleppo, the rebel opposition’s last stronghold in this war-ravaged city, the leaflets aren’t just a warning for residents; they’re also an indication that President Bashar al-Assad is poised for victory. It was only a year ago that the rebels seemed on the verge of taking Aleppo, once Syria’s bustling commercial capital. But due to a...
  • Abortion clinic sued over disclosure of fetal remains research (ABQ NM)

    12/06/2016 11:29:33 AM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 5, 2016 | Chris Quintana
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At 21, Jessica Duran conceived a child she hadn’t planned for, and abortion, she said, felt like her only option. It was 2012. The father of the baby, and Duran’s parents, all said she should terminate the pregnancy. So she did. She went to Southwestern Women’s Options, signed a document that among other things allowed the fetal tissue of her 12- to 13-week aborted pregnancy to be used for medical research. She now says she didn’t read the document closely, but that she was distraught. In 2015, Duran learned her aborted fetus could have been used in...
  • ABC NEWS Breaking: Trump Announces SoftBank to Invest $50 Billion, create 50,000 American Jobs!

    12/06/2016 11:28:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12-6-2016 | ABC NEws
    ABC News Verified account ABC 49 seconds ago Trump announces that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S., create 50K new jobs.
  • The Development Of The Trump Electorate And The Great Irony Of The 2016 Election

    12/06/2016 11:19:30 AM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    TheHuffingtonPost ^ | 12/05/2016 | Lawrence Rosenthal
    In a well-known exchange in their first debate, Donald Trump castigated Hillary Clinton for retreating from the campaign trail in anticipation of the debate. Clinton responded that she had been busy preparing for the debate. And she added that she had as well been preparing for the presidency, a remark that elicited one of the illicit applauses from the audience. The implication was that Donald Trump, whose style of campaigning seemed to combine free association and shooting from the hip, had himself not prepared for the presidency. But that was not the case. Donald Trump had prepared himself in a...
  • Montel Williams Urges Female (Breitbart) Journalist To Die

    12/06/2016 11:18:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-5-2016 | Betsy Rothstein
    Washed up talk show host Montel Williams may have a slim physique. But these days he has all the grace of a hippo-POT-amus. The infamous pot-smoking Twitter fiend and veterans rights activist went on a social media tear Monday and told a female journalist how to kill herself. Williams did not delete the tweet. Even so, many captured it by screenshot just in case. A.P. Dillon is executive editor of American Lens. She has contributed to Breitbart News.
  • Masa (SoftBank) of Japan has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S.

    12/06/2016 11:15:18 AM PST · by jennychase · 25 replies
    twitter ^ | 12/6/2016 | Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago Masa (SoftBank) of Japan has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S. toward businesses and 50,000 new jobs....
  • Police chief: 3 young children, ages 5 through 9, killed in Four Hills shooting (ABQ NM)

    12/06/2016 11:11:30 AM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elise Kaplan, Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    Three children, ages 5, 6 and 9, were killed in a shooting in the Four Hills neighborhood Monday night and the suspect is dead, according to Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden. Eden said a man broke into a home on Stagecoach SE and laid in wait for a 36-year-old woman who lives there to arrive home with her three children. When they arrived, he gunned them down. The three children died, and the woman was rushed to the hospital where she was in critical condition Tuesday morning. The suspect, a 45-year-old man, was also rushed to the hospital with a...
  • CNN Gleefully Mocks Dr. Ben Carson

    12/06/2016 11:10:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 49 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Sundance
    During a presented Don Lemon discussion panel Monday night, the severity of ridicule against Dr. Ben Carson was jaw-dropping and unprofessional in the extreme. Removing all pretense of substantive discussion, Don Lemon, Marc Lamont Hill and Peter Beinart began openly mocking the nomination of Dr. Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Likud leaders see Amona first-hand

    12/06/2016 11:08:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | Shlomo Pyotrakovsky
    A day after the removal of Article 7 - which would retroactively normalize the status of Amona and prevent the destruction of the community - from the Regulation Law, some 20 Likud activist leaders took a tour this afternoon of Amona and met with community leaders. Avichai Buaron, one of the leaders of Amona and its struggle to prevent the destruction of the community, said that, out of the 124 acres (500 dunam) on which Amona is built, only half an acre (2 dunam) is subject to an ownership claim. Buaron also noted: “The Likud members realized that we’re talking...
  • Trump sold all shares in companies in June, spokesman says

    12/06/2016 11:07:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 12/6/16 | breaking911
    President-elect Donald Trump sold all his shares in companies in June, his spokesman said Tuesday, a move that could have created a cash windfall as he ramped up to begin a costly general election presidential campaign that at the time he claimed he would personally support with “major contributions." The sell-off could help address conflict-of-interest worries about his stock portfolio, a sizable part of Trump’s financial life that was worth roughly as much as $40 million as of December 2015, a May disclosure filing shows. Trump’s stock portfolio, the May filing shows, included shares in
  • What’s Next for Trump and Taiwan?

    12/06/2016 11:00:47 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 6, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Before President-elect Trump's recent exchange of greetings with Taiwanese leaders, Gordon G. Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, spoke at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, giving his take the incoming administration and the two Chinas. Chang reminded the audience of Trump's campaign statements, "He famously questioned the post-war international system" (i.e. NATO and Cold War alliances) and, "in March, he shocked East Asia that South Korea and Japan should develop their own nuclear weapons." Chang continued, "In July, he stunned Europe when the NATO Treaty did not obligate the United States to come to the defense of...
  • Report: Pentagon squashed plan to save $125 bil. in bureaucratic waste (Again, not enough money...)

    12/06/2016 10:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    The Washington Post has a bombshell report Tuesday morning which reveals an internal study conducted by the Pentagon which pointed out $125 billion in administrative waste in how the enormous, military bureaucracy operates. According to the long and detailed report, Defense Department officials buried the findings so as not to jeopardize their political arguments for more funding during the years of “sequester” cuts: But some Pentagon leaders said they fretted that by spotlighting so much waste, the study would undermine their repeated public assertions that years of budget austerity had left the armed forces starved of funds. Instead of...
  • Trump and the Secretary of State “Brand” Decision

    12/06/2016 10:44:40 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Dilbert by Scott Adams ^ | December 6, 2016 | Scott Adams
    The most important job opening that Trump has to fill – at least from a “brand” perspective – is Secretary of State. You can get away with hiring loyal supporters for less-visible cabinet positions, but you need to get the Secretary of State job right because it directly reflects on the brand of the presidency. And Trump knows branding... Huntsman has good experience and he presents himself well. But he’s too handsome for the job. Brand-wise, Trump is better off surrounding himself with highly-capable people who don’t suck too much attention out of a room. You might think that isn’t...
  • Note to the GOP - and Trump - re recounts (vanity)

    12/06/2016 10:42:39 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    So Jill Stein is demanding three state recounts, for "election integrity" as she says. Odd that she is only targeting states where Trump won by razor-thin margins. Why not also recount New Hampshire (Hillary by 0.4%)? I hope that the next time something like this happens, the GOP immediately demands a recount as well, but of those states the Democrats barely won.
  • Farmers: New proposed law in Town of Sweden (NY) could cripple our businesses

    12/06/2016 10:40:07 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    whec TV 10 ^ | November 23, 2016 | Brianna DiPilato
    Local farmers say a new proposed law in the Town of Sweden could cripple their businesses and potentially their livelihood. Best known for their U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and October events, McCracken Farms draws in people from all over the state every year. Now, the farm's owner, Paul McCracken tells us it might be more difficult to bring in all those visitors. "We've been doing this for over 30 years and now all of a sudden, here's a whole slew of zoning permits and special-use permits," says McCracken. "The list goes on and on, it's unnecessary." The newly required permits come...
  • Field of secretary of State candidates 'wide open': report (Romney at the top of the list)

    12/06/2016 10:39:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2016 | Rebecca Savaransky
    Sources tell #morningjoe: ‘Wide open’ field for State candidates, Romney at the top of the list— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) December 6, 2016 The field of candidates for secretary of State in Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Taiwan phone call distracts from real issues over China Dem urges Biden to run for DNC chair As Congress adjusts to Trump, Iran put under the pressure it deserves MORE's administration is "wide open," according "Morning Joe." ADVERTISEMENT Mitt Romney is at the top of the president-elect's list, sources familiar with Trump's thinking told the show.Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is fading...
  • House Freedom Caucus could block three-year “repeal and delay” plan for ObamaCare

    12/06/2016 10:36:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    “Repeal and delay” is the sequel to “repeal and replace,” which isn’t viable because after seven years of opposing ObamaCare the congressional GOP still has yet to coalesce around a replacement plan. They can’t repeal and replace the law in January because there’s nothing to replace it with. If, however, they wait to repeal the law until they do have a replacement ready, things could go haywire — the Republican base could become angry and demoralized at having to wait, Democrats could come roaring back and take back Congress in 2018, and suddenly the votes aren’t there for repeal...
  • Orlando Attorney Files Lawsuit Contesting Florida Presidential Election

    12/06/2016 10:34:45 AM PST · by xienon · 55 replies ^ | 12/6/2016 | WFLA Web Staff
    They are coming out of the woodwork. This along with the recounts in other states and the Texas elector... ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has joined the list of states where voters have contested the results of the presidential election and requested a hand recount of paper ballots. A lawsuit has been filed by attorneys from Clint Curtis & Associates in the 2nd Circuit Court in Leon County. The complaint asserts that if the presidential votes had been counted properly, Hillary Clinton would have won in Florida and received the states’ 29 electoral votes. The lawsuit calls into question the...
  • Sowell: The Left's Gambles

    12/06/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies ^ | December 6, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected. Something as personal as what doctor we want to go to has been taken out of our hands by ObamaCare. What job offer, at what pay rate, someone wants to accept has been taken out of their hands by minimum wage laws. Sick people...
  • Trump sold all of his stock holdings in June, transition official says

    12/06/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/6/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Donald Trump sold all of his stock holdings in June, a transition spokesman said Tuesday, potentially helping the president-elect avoid some conflicts of interest when he takes office in January. The sales could not immediately be confirmed with official documents. Trump's potential investment conflicts came to the forefront Tuesday, as he threatened to cancel a Boeing contract for a new Air Force One, saying it was too expensive. Trump previously owned shares of the aerospace and defense giant. When asked about the Boeing shares, Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters Tuesday that Trump "sold all his stock in June."
  • House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold Medal

    12/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Congressman Bob Latta ^ | November 30, 2016 | Drew Griffin
    Aleksandra's Note: I sure wish OSS veterans George "Guv" Musulin, Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Nick Lalich and others were alive to see this!A great step forward in "official recognition" of rescue operations such as the HALYARD MISSION in WWII Yugoslavia which was made possible by General Draza Mihailovich, his Chetniks, and the Serbian people loyal to them.Bravo!Sincerely,Aleksandra Rebic***** Congressman Latta with OSS Veterans and their families House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold MedalPassage applauded by legislation authors, Congressman Latta, Senator Blunt, and Senator WarnerLegislation to honor veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) with a Congressional...
  • Democrats Standing on an Ever-Shrinking Map

    12/06/2016 10:29:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 6, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Hillary won half the counties of Obama in 2008 and just a third of localities won by Bill in 1996 President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for Democrat Hillary Clinton — it also was a continuation of her party’s dramatically shrinking geographic footprint. Even as he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, Trump carried 2,625 counties, compared with just 487 for Clinton.
  • Pat McCrory to meet with Donald Trump on Wednesday

    12/06/2016 10:27:19 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 6 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | December 6, 2016 | Web staff
    N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday, according to The Hill.The Trump transition team said the meeting will happen after a transition fundraising breakfast.
  • Al Gore meets with Ivanka Trump and her father and why I am NOT worried

    12/06/2016 10:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Many conservatives are worried that Al Gore ascended the elevators at Trump Tower and met first with Ivanka Trump, and the President-elect: “I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Gore told reporters after spending about 90 minutes at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the lunch hour Monday. “I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that.” Donald...
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: (5 Day Rolling) What people think of President-elect Trump [Fav 49% Unfav 51%]

    12/06/2016 10:15:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 01, 2016
    December 01, 2016 1,797 Respondents Unfavorable 51.0% Favorable 49.0%
  • Donald Trump expected in Baton Rouge Friday

    12/06/2016 10:09:22 AM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    WBRZ-TV ^ | December 6, 2016 | Trey Schmaltz
    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump is expected in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon, multiple sources told WBRZ Tuesday. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the event is still being planned. Two sources with knowledge of a planned visit said staff were trying to find a venue. Before the election, Trump's schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events are known to attract thousands of people. At a campaign event in Baton Rouge in early 2016, more than 10,000 filled the River Center. A visit Friday may require space for more than the number of...
  • John Kasich's name floated by rogue electors in unlikely plan

    12/06/2016 9:59:42 AM PST · by hankbrown · 59 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 6, 2016
    Kasich is increasingly seen as the most acceptable Republican alternative to electors on both sides of the aisle, according to multiple electors familiar with the conversations. They note that Kasich defeated Trump in Ohio's primary, that the governor boasts a high approval rating in his state and that Kasich was reportedly under consideration to be Trump's vice president before he selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Jill Stein motion to disqualify Chief Justice Young and Justice Larsen

    Jill Stein's motion to disqualify Chief Justice Young and Justice Larsen filed in the Supreme Court
  • Wind turbines generating regret; $100,000 turbines to create $1.50 in electricity monthly

    12/06/2016 9:58:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Paul Gottlieb
    Three windmill-like turbines loom motionless over the city of Port Angeles’ new Waterfront Park. The $107,516 spires stand immobile more than two months after they were erected and more than a year after the city council approved them. Once they are working to generate electricity, they will produce so little power — $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings — that at least one council member is regretting her decision to purchase them. They have not been activated because the city is involved in an inspection-related dispute with the manufacturer, UGE International Ltd. of New York City, Community and...
  • Donald Trump Is Inheriting the Best Economy in a Generation Thanks to Obama

    12/06/2016 9:48:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/06/2016 | Chris Matthews
    Thanks, Obama! Donald Trump had a rocky campaign. And the transition has been bumpy as well. But he looks to be rolling onto the presidency on the smoothest economic path of any president in a long time. Data ranging from wage and job growth to manufacturing-sector indicators show that Donald Trump is getting an economy in better shape than any new president in a generation. Take a look at the following four indicators to see just how fortunate the President-elect is: GDP Growth The only indicator that shows Trump inheriting a generally weaker economy than is typical is GDP growth....
  • Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't (Out of touch urban elitist in Canada alert)

    12/06/2016 9:41:06 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 48 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Madeline Ashby
    Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't The urban-rural divide is swiftly becoming one of the most pressing issues of economic policy in this century. From Europe to England to the United States and yes, here in Canada, the sweeping changes to physical landscapes have translated to sweeping changes in political landscapes. As David Reevely pointed out last week, Ontario’s urban centres have seen economic growth and recovery that the stretches of rural land separating those centres simply haven’t. There are multiple reasons for this, one being that Ontario’s municipalities have been practising a policy of intensification for...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,WRKO AM,December 5-9,2016

    12/06/2016 9:37:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | December 6,2016 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon!
  • Obama to Make Push For Transparency in Florida Speech

    12/06/2016 9:30:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsmaxx ^ | 12/6/16 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Barack Obama will deliver a major address Tuesday in Florida to explain the policies his administration established over the past eight years on suspected terrorists, while making a push for the transparency his critics have said for years does not exist. Obama will explain in his speech, being delivered at the military's Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, also the home of Special Operations Command, the legal and policy rationale used by the administration to decide whether terrorists should be killed, interrogated, or detained, reports The Los Angeles Times, which notes the president will be...
  • Schuette asks to join federal lawsuit over recount (MI AG)

    12/06/2016 9:18:37 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    The Detroit News | December 6, 2016 | Charles E. Ramirez
    Blocked due to Copyright - see link below.
  • Anti-Fraud Experts Launch 'Fake News' Detector, Find Obama Probably Wrong About Syria Attack

    12/06/2016 9:18:34 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 7 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Horrifying footage from Damascus suburbs showed rows of dead children and writhing victims following a 2013 chemical weapons attack. With hundreds killed, President Barack Obama asked the American public to support his proposal to bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, which he said was responsible. The airstrikes never happened amid a groundswell of opposition in Congress, including claims from one back-bench lawmaker who said he reviewed classified evidence and found it was being “manipulated” to justify military intervention. But were U.S. authorities yet again asking Congress to consider unsubstantiated claims ahead of a war vote? The debate is being reopened...
  • Cal Poly course examines ‘why white was invented’

    12/06/2016 9:18:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 6, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at California Polytechnic University can now fulfill certain core requirements by completing a course that examines the “social construction of whiteness.” A course catalog for the school’s Ethnic Studies Department, where the class is taught, even notes that the 4-credit course fulfills “GE Area D5,” an abbreviation for Cal Poly’s “Society and the Individual” core area of study.
  • China Has Built the Biggest and Baddest Conventional Submarine in the World

    12/06/2016 9:16:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 05, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    In 2010, China’s first—and only, so far—Qing-class submarine sailed out to sea following nearly six years of construction. Displacing 6,628 tons submerged and measuring exactly the length of a football field at one hundred yards long (ninety-two meters), it is by most accounts the largest diesel submarine ever built. Unlike the vast majority of diesel submarines, the Type 032 can fire not only long-range cruise missiles, but submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with the capacity to send a nuclear warhead across the ocean. Beijing prefers to keep its cards close to the chest, leading to speculation about the Type 032—is it...
  • College prez: students might 'drop out from fear' after election

    12/06/2016 9:16:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 5, 2016 | Autumn Price
    The president of Montgomery College claims that the presidential election created “profound insecurity” for students, which demands a renewed commitment to “inclusion” from academia. “Radical inclusion is an approach to higher education that I have promoted for years at my college,” Dr. DeRionne Pollard begins a recent op-ed for The Washington Blade, asserting that “Diversity is one of the pillars of our identity at Montgomery College.”
  • Michigan Recount Results Day 1: Problems Found in Clinton Strongholds

    12/06/2016 9:12:49 AM PST · by lionstar · 96 replies ^ | December 6, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    The Michigan recount finished its first day, and there were already reports that half of Detroit’s votes might not be recounted, as well as other problems with ballots. The reason so many Detroit ballots could get left out of the recount: The number of ballots listed in poll books is not the same as the totals given on machine printouts. Clinton rang up huge margins in Wayne County, home to populous Detroit, and she would likely need her margin there to grow in order to shrink Trump’s 10,704 vote margin in Michigan. Clinton received 66 percent of the Wayne County...
  • Trump Carrier Deal Weathers Bogus ‘Crony Capitalism’ Charges

    12/06/2016 9:10:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 56 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Dec 2016 | Jim Stinson
    When President-Elect Donald Trump helped convince Carrier Corp. to keep 1,069 jobs in the Indianapolis region, you would have thought he had all employed all manner of socialism to achieve this success — judging from the criticism lobbed by political adversaries. The opposition to the Carrier deal came mostly from the Right — but in some cases, came from the Left, too. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, an early Trump supporter, called it “special-interest crony capitalism.” The Weekly Standard founder and the father of “NeverTrump,” William Kristol, said it violated the rule of law and was arbitrary government bullying (although Trump is...
  • Amazon Lifts the Lid on New Amazon Go ‘Shoplifting’ Technology

    12/06/2016 8:56:13 AM PST · by jcon40 · 58 replies
    Heat street ^ | Dec 6, 16 | Mathew Hughes
    There’s a term used to describe people who walk into a store, help themselves to a sandwich or a cupcake, and then promptly walk out: Shoplifters. But maybe not for much longer. Amazon just lifted the lid on its new Amazon Go technology, which looks to fundamentally transform the retail world. Here’s how it works. You enter a store using Amazon’s propriety technology and flash your personal QR code to a reader. Then, you just pick up what you want and walk out. No dealing with infuriating self-checkout machines or cashiers. The money is automatically taken from a nominated credit...
  • Allen West Meets With Trump Transition Team – ‘They Know My Reputation’

    12/06/2016 8:54:25 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 58 replies ^ | December 5, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., was spotted at Trump Tower on Monday, where he reportedly met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as well as members of the incoming administration’s national security team. The retired lieutenant colonel also sat down with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be national security adviser, and K.T. McFarland, who will be deputy national security adviser, The Hill reported. “Nothing was offered. I mean, they know my reputation very well,” West told pool reporters in Trump Tower following the meeting.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WOR AM,December 5-6,2016

    12/06/2016 8:52:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 6,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MegaRushContinuesToCoverPresidentElectTrumpDittos From Biggirl! PING!
  • Amnesty Groups Fight to Hide California Gang Database From Trump

    12/06/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Immigration advocacy groups are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to “block federal access” to the database containing names of gang members in the state.
  • The Glorious, Hilarious Political Chaos in Brazil

    12/06/2016 8:51:02 AM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    FEE ^ | December 6, 2016 | Rapheal Lima
    Any Brazilian interested in politics has developed a new morning habit: checking to see which politicians were arrested in the earliest hours of the day. Such arrests have become common lately. This very morning, there was a police raid on two former big kahunas who are being investigated for taking bribes and disrupting investigations on the mega-company Petrobrás. On the evening of the same day, I left my gym to find that the president of the Senate has been ousted by order of the Supreme Court. Because he is standing trial for corruption, he can´t legally be in the succession...
  • Smart Toys Could Be ‘Spying’ on Your Children, Privacy Advocates Warn

    12/06/2016 8:50:31 AM PST · by jcon40 · 8 replies
    Heat street ^ | Dec 6, 16 | AFP
    EU and US consumer watchdogs announced Tuesday they are filing complaints against a clutch of smart toys that can “spy” on children and their homes, for allegedly breaching privacy and data protection laws. The complaints target smart toys My Friend Cayla, i-QUE Intelligent Robot and Hello Barbie, according to the European Consumer Organization BEUC and US groups like the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Complaints are being filed with French and other European authorities as well as the US Federal Trade Commission. Internet-connected Cayla and i-QUE, manufactured by Los Angeles-based Genesis Toys, hook up with a user via a phone...
  • Obama family travel, vacations, cross $85 million mark

    12/06/2016 8:50:18 AM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    The first family has spent over $10 million a year on travel and vacations, and the still growing bill has crossed over $85 million in eight years, according to a watchdog group. Judicial Watch, which has charted the travel of presidents for years, on Monday said that it has received a new batch of bills for the first family's Christmas break in Hawaii, bringing that trip to nearly $5 million. The Obama's are expected to return to Hawaii this Christmas. The expenses cover items such as security, flights and hotel rooms for staff and U.S. Secret Service. They do not...