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  • Anti-toll movement may upend North Carolina’s first transportation P3

    10/12/2018 1:07:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Bond Buyer ^ | September 12, 2018 | Shelly Sigo
    North Carolina officials are trying to figure out how to unwind parts or all of a 2014 public-private partnership that is building managed toll lanes on a Charlotte-area highway.Ever since the ink dried on North Carolina’s first transportation P3 contract, the plan to relieve severe congestion in the Charlotte region has generated controversy.Public opposition remains just as fierce today to the project that will add express lanes on Interstate 77, even though more than one report says the deal with I-77 Mobility Partners LLC, a consortium led by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., was properly authorized and permitted.The 26-mile-long project is designed...
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton unveils statue of Eleanor Roosevelt and becomes Honorary Fellow

    10/12/2018 1:03:48 AM PDT · by gasport · 26 replies
    One old hag honors another.
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing..trunc

    10/12/2018 12:38:29 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 53 replies
    fox ^ | 10/11/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing."
  • Easter Island inhabitants collected freshwater from the ocean's edge in order to survive

    10/12/2018 12:24:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | October 9, 2018 | Binghamton University
    The process of coastal groundwater discharge makes it possible for humans to collect drinkable freshwater directly where it emerges at the coast of the island... "The porous volcanic soils quickly absorb rain, resulting in a lack of streams and rivers," Lipo said. "Fortunately, water beneath the ground flows downhill and ultimately exits the ground directly at the point at which the porous subterranean rock meets the ocean. When tides are low, this results in the flow of freshwater directly into the sea. Humans can thus take advantage of these sources of freshwater by capturing the water at these points." ...He...
  • Rap Sheet: ***594** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters

    10/12/2018 12:06:31 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 11 replies
    Here is the list, so far, and remember that if any one of these things happened to a Democrat, the media would use the story to blot out the sun for weeks. Remember how crazy the media went over a nobody rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask, a GOP staffer who criticized Obama’s daughters? And yet, hundreds of Trump supporters are harassed and brutalized and the media only dutifully report them, if at all. That is because the media are desperate to normalize and justify violence and harassment against Trump and his supporters. And while the media openly encourage...
  • MRC TechWatch Interviews Dr. Epstein on Dangers of Gmail

    10/12/2018 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 9/20/2018 | kyoder
    Dr. Epstein : I can't even begin to emphasize how important it is to you, to NOT use GMail. The problem is so extensive, its hard to condense into a sentence or two. But the point is, they're taking that information, not just from the emails you send, but even from the drafts, those crazy drafts, that you just decide not to send, that all becomes part of your personal profile. If you're mentioning other people, that goes into THEIR personal profiles. If someone writes back to you from some other email service, well it doesn't matter, they're monitoring that...
  • Christopher Scalia: Lessons from the Kavanaugh chaos (tr)

    10/11/2018 11:17:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11 2018 | Christopher J. Scalia
    Christopher Scalia: Lessons from the Kavanaugh chaos -- What my father, Justice Antonin Scalia, would have thought I’ve frequently been asked in the past few weeks what my father, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, would think about the contentious battle just waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court. Would he have been surprised by the heated debate, political maneuvers, protests, last-minute delays and uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct that we saw during now-Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation process? Although I don’t think my father (or anyone) could have predicted the twists and turns of the past...
  • Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

    10/11/2018 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer -
    The Senate confirmed 15 of President Trump’s judicial picks Thursday night after GOP leaders reached a deal with Democrats, clearing about a third of the backlog and closing up shop through Election Day to give senators a chance to campaign. Three of the judges are for the powerful circuit courts of appeals, while the other 12 were for district court positions.
  • Honest Politician (Funny Video)

    10/11/2018 10:34:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-11-18 | Larry the Cable Guy @GitRDoneLarry
    Must watch this Video. It's a very creative and funny political ad ! This was posted on Twitter by the real Larry the Cable Guy.
  • Judge Halts Termination of TPS for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua

    10/11/2018 10:27:24 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 05 October 2018 | Andrew R. Arthur
    Under this ruling, would the Trump administration ever be allowed to end TPS for any country? [This is a Conservative legal analysis of the District Court ruling that came down about one week ago]
  • Catholic Bishops Go Rogue; Will Release Names of Accused Priests Regardless of Pope

    10/11/2018 10:20:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    True Pundit ^ | October 10, 2018 | Admin
    Dallas Bishop Edward Burns will join other bishops in Texas in releasing the names of all priests who have been accused of child sex abuse since the 1950s. According to the Diocese of Dallas, all 15 bishops in Texas have agreed to publish a list credibly accused clergy members before the end of January. It’s an effort to show their ongoing work to protect children from sexual abuse, as well as promote healing and the restoration of trust in the Catholic Church.
  • Directors tar mobility chief amid low toll revenues

    10/11/2018 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | October 9, 2018 | Jimmy Daniell Isaac
    Gregg and Rusk county reps on a regional transportation board aren’t happy with the lack of progress, reporting and marketing for Toll 49 on which traffic and revenues have slowed.Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority directors hope a new on-ramp that opened Tuesday plus the addition of 6 more miles that open Nov. 1 — two months ahead of schedule — can resurrect sluggish toll revenue.Board member Dave Spurrier raised questions, however, about why more hasn’t been done to attract new drivers, especially from Interstate 20.“I’d just like to see an aggressive marketing plan,” Spurrier, who represents Gregg County, said soon...
  • How North Korea could be an economic powerhouse if planners look beyond its natural resources

    10/11/2018 10:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Wonsik Choi and Jonathan Woetzel
    Could the Korean peninsula be the world’s next epicentre of change? Today North Korea has an estimated gross domestic product of US$28 billion, similar in size to Cameroon. And yet, by 2050, it is possible that a more economically integrated Korean peninsula could range in size from US$4 to US$6.4 trillion, with the North accounting for around a quarter of that total. That would put the Korean peninsula, if measured as a single economy, roughly on par with Japan, Germany and the UK – and trailing only China, the US and India. To achieve a prize this size, huge unanswered...
  • New recording from 2011 of Kyrsten Sinema implying Arizona produces: 'Crazy'

    10/11/2018 10:02:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    KSAZ ^ | October 11, 2018 | Bob Christie, Associated Press
    Republican activists on Thursday released a video of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat now running for an open Arizona U.S. Senate seat, advising liberal activists how to "stop your state from becoming like Arizona." The surreptitious recording dates from 2011, after Arizona Republicans had passed SB1070, a controversial immigration law that led to nationwide boycotts and concern even among some Arizona Republicans that the Legislature had moved too far right. Those concerns led to a recall against the then-senate president Russell Pearce, whom Sinema blamed in her remarks for much of the discord. But the talk also contains unusually...
  • More Evidence for the Real Collusion in the 2016 Election Comes Out

    10/11/2018 9:52:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    the epoch times ^ | 10/11/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    Someone really likes reporter John Solomon of The Hill. While many in the media are chasing stories based on false narratives, trying to nail down a smoking gun for the supposed Trump—Russia election collusion they so desperately believe in, Solomon is over there in a corner breaking news that contains actual evidence. When somebody high up in either the White House or the Department of Justice (DOJ) is ready to bring out more evidence exposing the #SpyGate plot, Solomon is the reporter who is being brought in and shown the evidence so he can break the news. The only problem...
  • Review: 'Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,' a none-too-subtle take on...

    10/11/2018 9:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    L A Times ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Rechtshaffen
    FULL TITLE: Review: 'Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,' a none-too-subtle take on real-life courtroom drama You can say one thing for “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” — it will never be mistaken for having a liberal bias. A sensationalistic police procedural/courtroom drama chronicling the criminal investigation and subsequent 2013 conviction of Kermit Gosnell (Earl Billings), an African American abortion doctor charged with the murder of three infants and one mother, the film adopts a sanctimonious tone that’s anything but subtle. What initially began as a probe into the dispensing of illegal prescriptions takes a...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Andrew Gillum condemns Ron DeSantis for negative ads aired before Hurricane Michael

    10/11/2018 9:24:23 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 50 replies
    Huffpost ^ | October 11, 2018 | Kimberley Richards
    Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum criticized his GOP opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis for negative ad campaigns that reportedly aired in areas where residents prepared to brace the impact of Hurricane Michael. The Tallahassee mayor called the ads “unseemly” in an interview on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC this week.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-12-18

    10/11/2018 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 12, 2018 Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gal 3:7-14 Brothers and sisters:Realize that it is those who have faithwho are children of Abraham.Scripture, which saw in advance that Godwould justify the Gentiles by faith,foretold the good news to Abraham, saying,Through you shall all the nations be blessed.Consequently, those who have faith are blessedalong with Abraham who had faith.For all who depend on works of the law are under a curse;for it is written, Cursed be everyonewho does not persevere in doing all the thingswritten in the book of the law.And that no one...
  • Dina Powell NOT on Short List for U.S. Ambassador to UN

    10/11/2018 9:09:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Geller Report /Reuters ^ | 10-11-18 | Pamela Geller
    WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – GOLDMAN SACHS EXECUTIVE DINA POWELL HAS WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION TO SUCCEED NIKKI HALEY AS THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, A SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER SAID ON THURSDAY.