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  • US Defence Firms Seek Key Assurance Over Make-In-India Plans

    09/19/2017 11:25:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017
    US defence firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's Defence Minister. These companies are also saying they shouldn't be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India's drive to build a military industrial base. Lockheed Martin and Boeing are both bidding to supply combat jets to India's military, which is running short of hundreds of aircraft as it retires Soviet-era MiG...
  • State Department Waging "Open War" on White House

    09/17/2017 5:05:23 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies
    The U.S. State Department has backed away from a demand that Israel return $75 million in military aid which was allocated to it by the U.S. Congress. The repayment demand, championed by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was described as an underhanded attempt by the State Department to derail a campaign pledge by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to improve relations with the Jewish state. The dispute is the just the latest example of what appears to be a growing power struggle between the State Department and the White House over the future direction of American foreign policy. The...
  • Statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Dallas park

    09/15/2017 12:32:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 10:17 PM EDT
    Crews arranged by Dallas officials removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal Thursday and carted it away from a park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue from its pedestal late Thursday afternoon. City officials said in a statement that an art conservator monitored the proper handling of the statue, and police tactical officers with automatic rifles provided security. The statue was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport to an abandoned naval air...
  • I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.(Barf alert)

    09/13/2017 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13th September 2017 | David A. Ansell
    Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her congregation marched seven miles, holding her photograph and lugging coffins emblazoned with her name, to launch a sit-in in front of Northwestern University Hospital. Her death certificate named...
  • Left Wing Whacko Shoots Trump supporters! (shooting at Washington high school)

    09/13/2017 1:59:46 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 69 replies
    WBCQ ^ | 09/13/17 | Unstated
    A radical left-wing maniac took a gun into a Spokane, WA High School and started shooting Trump supporters! One person is dead, at least three others are injured. A person has died and at least three people have been injured in shooting at a high school in suburban Spokane, Washington. http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1234-left-wing-wacko-shoots-trump-supporters-one-dead-and-at-least-three-injured-in-shooting-at-washington-high-school-read-more-http-www-dailymail-co-uk-news-article-4881362-six-injured-shooting-washington-high-school-html-ixzz4sayigyx0-follow-us-mailonline-on-twitter-dailymail-on-facebook
  • Record 73.3% of School Lunches Served in FY16 Were Free or Reduced Price

    09/12/2017 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 12, 2017 | 10:57 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Of the 5,052,222,946 school lunches served in Fiscal Year 2016, 73.3 percent of them — the highest percentage on record — were either free or reduced price meals, according to data posted on September 8, 2017 by the Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service. Free lunches comprised two-thirds (66.6 percent) of all lunches served in that school year; and reduced-price lunches comprised 6.7 percent. Students paid full price for the remaining 26.7 percent in Fiscal 2016, the latest year for which data is available. (FY 2016 covers the 12-month period beginning in Oct. 2015 and running through Sept. 2016. It...
  • Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

    09/12/2017 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th September 2017 | BBC News
    Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor. Ms Windsor's Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. She had sued the US government after being ordered to pay $363,053 (£224,940) in federal estate tax after her previous wife died. The couple had been partners for 44 years and had married in Canada in 2007. Ms Windsor argued that the provision...
  • Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist

    09/11/2017 4:40:53 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Share Share | Twitter | Facebook | Comments | Print | Email May 12, 2009 Read more: http://www. | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    "They fear that the development and building of People's (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein's monster against democracy." - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199 When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe.
  • Lerner cleared of tea party targeting charges

    09/11/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 160 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Sep 10, 2017
    The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn’t enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the center of the targeting. Mr. Boyd said the new review included lawyers who only recently joined the department and weren’t part of the Obama administration’s earlier decision. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available...
  • Two police officers shot in south Sacramento

    09/07/2017 12:43:20 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 16 replies
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article171788217.html ^ | 09/07/2017 | Anthony Sorci and Ed Fletcher
    Two Sacramento Police Department officers were shot Thursday morning in south Sacramento.
  • Monthly Refugee Admissions Lowest in 15 Years; Percentage of Muslims Declining

    09/06/2017 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 6, 2017 | 7:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Nine hundred and thirteen refugees were admitted to the United States during August, the first time the monthly intake has dropped below one thousand in 15 years, and the smallest number of monthly admissions since October 2002. August’s arrivals followed a pattern evident since the start of the Trump administration – a declining proportion of Muslims in comparison to Christians and adherents of other faiths. Of the 913 refugees admitted during the month, 551 (60.3 percent) were Christians, with the biggest groups including 185 Pentecostalists from Ukraine and 53 Baptists, also from Ukraine. A significantly smaller group, 220 (24.1 percent)...
  • Is Obama's 'civilian national security force' finally here?

    09/05/2017 6:17:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/4/2017 | Joe Farrah
    Way back on July 2, 2008, Barack Obama issued a declaration that made my head spin, yet no one, and I mean no one, took notice until I wrote about it several days later. Then it caught fire. That fire has never been quenched. In a long campaign speech, he dropped this little bomb: “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Over the years, I’ve wondered what became...
  • How President Obama Shrank America’s Consumer Dollar

    09/04/2017 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Michael Bargo, Jr.
    President Obama’s great stimulus spending and QE programs saw disposable income of average Americans reverse historic trends and stagnate or actually decline. There has been a huge increase in the taxes they have to pay for everything from gasoline to cell phones and property taxes. And since government is responsible for these taxes and the big states are all run by Democrats with liberal news media, these facts are seldom reported. A December 2015 study of the American middle class done by the Pew Research center found that for the first time in over forty years the middle class no...
  • Ethics group: Trump is wrong to wear campaign hat [USA hat] on trip to Texas

    09/04/2017 6:25:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Aug. 29, 2017 | Julia Horowitz
    What has also received air time? The "Official USA 45th Presidential Hat," for sale by Trump's campaign for $40. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, points out that the president has been pictured wearing the hat, both in red and in white, in two official photos released by the White House. He wore the white version on his trip to Houston Tuesday. "Even removed from the hurricane, it's pretty inappropriate," CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz said. The issue at play here is free advertising for Trump products, according to CREW.
  • Eligible to Vote: Obama Administration Allowed Thousands of DACA

    09/01/2017 2:53:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    According to information released Friday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the Obama administration not only gave protection to millions of illegal immigrants through DACA, but also allowed DACA recipients to obtain green cards."Preliminary data provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to recent inquiries from the House and Senate Judiciary Committees indicate that the Obama administration allowed thousands of DACA recipients to exploit an immigration law loophole to obtain green cards. The data also show that more than a thousand DACA recipients have already obtained citizenship," Grassley released. "The DACA program was never intended to provide...
  • Obama’s the most expensive ex-president for taxpayers (first class parasite)

    09/01/2017 1:23:13 PM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/1/17 | Bob Fredericks, NY Post
    <p>Obama will be the costliest ex-president, with taxpayers shelling out $1,153,000 for his expenses in 2018, according to the Congressional Research Service.Obama's budget request is more than $100,000 higher than George W. Bush’s for next year and nearly $200,000 more than Bill Clinton’s expected budget.</p>
  • Proof Obama Wanted to 'Choke' Every Business Owner in America

    08/31/2017 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I mentioned in a recent column that the news was filled with stories about the protest-turned-riot in Charlottesville, the KKK, Neo Nazis, white supremists and let’s not forget Confederate statues. These are all WMD's- Weapons of Mass Distraction. They don’t affect the average American's life on a daily basis. What matters are high-quality jobs, the economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the health of small business (which creates most private sector jobs), and the survival of the middle class (because they buy most of what everyone is selling). Like 63 million other Trump voters, I voted for President Trump to rescue...
  • Trump Reverses Obama Plan to Collect Wage Information Based on Gender, Race, Ethnicity

    08/31/2017 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2017 | 8:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A year before leaving office, President Barack Obama announced new steps to narrow what was described as a gender pay gap. Obama directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor, to annually collect pay data by gender, race and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. On Wednesday, the Trump administration put that Obama-era order on hold. In a memo to the EEOC, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said it is launching a review of the effectiveness of the equal pay data collection initiative. (Companies are still required to...
  • Sacramento sheriff’s deputy killed in hotel shootout

    08/30/2017 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Cathy Locke
    Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French died Wednesday in a shootout at an Auburn Boulevard hotel, Sheriff Scott Jones said this afternoon. French, 52, died on the way to the hospital, Jones said. He was a 21-year veteran of the department and worked as a training officer with the north area patrol unit.
  • BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined

    08/30/2017 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2017 | 12:18 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent. In 2016, according to BLS, “consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent more on average on federal, state and local taxes ($10,489) than they did on food ($7,203) and clothing ($1,803) combined ($9,006). The average tax bill for American...