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  • Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

    12/10/2018 5:57:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    IBD ^ | December 5,2018 | EDITORIALS
    Subsidies: President Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow says subsidies for electric cars and other renewable energy programs might soon be eliminated. That would be a major victory on the road to energy freedom. National Economic Council chief Kudlow, a well-known free marketeer and supply-sider, said subsidies might disappear as soon as 2020 — interestingly, the next presidential election year. The decision comes after General Motors — the beneficiary of $2,500-$7,000 tax credits for those who buy GM's plug-in cars, not to mention two separate corporate tax cuts — decided to close five North American plants, leaving 14,700 workers without jobs....
  • EXECS AT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S COMPANY EXPECTED TO BE ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

    12/10/2018 4:23:08 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/10/2018 | Tim Pearce
    The Manhattan district attorney’s office and New York state police are expected to arrest several senior executives in former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s finance company on fraud charges Tuesday, The New York Times reported. The executives are expected to be a part of a larger arrest of roughly a dozen senior executives spanning several companies involved in New York real estate and development. The district attorney’s office launched a new investigation into New York’s $62 billion construction industry, including the construction and facilities department of Bloomberg L.P., in 2017. Investigators uncovered a pay-to-play scheme in which subcontractors and...
  • Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

    12/09/2018 5:04:53 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12/9/2018 | David Nakamura Darryl Fears
    The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures. Arguments erupted Saturday night before a United Nations working group focused on science and technology, where the United States teamed with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge language that would have welcomed the findings of the landmark report, which said that the world has barely 10 years to cut carbon emissions...
  • Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by US 'had seven passports'

    12/09/2018 1:18:48 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12-8-18 | na
    US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. - ...she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014. It is alleged she used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions. She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same. - Mr Gibb-Carsley said she had been aware of the US investigation and had avoided entering the country since March 2017, despite the...
  • A College Kid Running for 13th Ward Alderman Gets a Lesson in the Chicago Way

    12/07/2018 10:24:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 7, 2018 | John Kass
    A Southwest Side David vs. Goliath story. The David is David Krupa, 19, a freshman at DePaul University who drives a forklift. He’s not a political powerhouse. He’s just a conservative Southwest Side teenager studying political science and economics who got it in his head to run for alderman in a race that pits him against the most powerful ward organization in Chicago. The Goliath is the 13th Ward Democratic Organization run by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, aka Boss Madigan, the most powerful politician in the state. Boss Madigan has long hand-picked his aldermen. He likes them loyal and...
  • There’s Finally a Persuasive Case of Election Fraud, and Republicans Don’t Care (N. Carolina)

    12/06/2018 10:50:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/6/2018 | David A. Graham
    <p>With the race between North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper down to a razor-thin margin, Republicans filed claims of voter fraud with county boards of election around the state. The GOP was aiming to delegitimize Cooper’s lead and to legitimize years of effort to overhaul voting laws to make them more restrictive, claiming serious fraud.</p>
  • Ballot-harvesting: Not just for California anymore...

    12/06/2018 7:57:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2018 | Monica Showalter
    California looks like a lost cause for Republicans, given how Democrats clinched the midterm with a series of new laws. Maybe no big deal, given that California has been a solid blue state for something like 20 years. But are Americans aware of the potential for California vote-rigging to come to their states, making them so blue no conservative will ever be able to win an election? A California political operative, Edward Ring, writing in American Greatness, lays out the coming specter: Come to California to see what’s going to roll out across America in time to guarantee a...
  • France dumps gas tax hike after massive protests

    12/05/2018 12:56:53 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 12-05-2018 | AP
    French President Emmanuel Macron has scrapped a fuel tax rise amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. An official with the Elysee palace told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the president decided to get rid of the tax. Edouard Philippe told lawmakers that “the tax is now abandoned” in the 2019 budget, and the government is “ready for dialogue.” The budget can be adjusted or renegotiated through the course of the year. Three weeks of protests have left four people dead and were a massive challenge to Macron....
  • California Democrats rewrite the voting rules in their favor

    12/04/2018 12:50:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 1, 2018 | By SHAWN STEEL
    Election night was painful for California Republicans, but it was nothing compared to the slow torture we’ve endured ever since. For three agonizing weeks, Republicans have watched registrars update their tallies with late absentee and provisional ballots. From Orange County to the Bay Area, it’s the same story playing out with different candidates: Democrats flipping seats with late ballots. First, Mimi Walters. Then, Young Kim. Now, David Valadao. It’s not unusual for late absentee and provisional ballots to break against Republicans. What is unusual is the scale of the carnage. As of this writing, Republicans lost election night leads for...
  • Man poses as doctor at free Newport News clinic, seeing two dozen patients

    12/03/2018 3:26:36 PM PST · by csvset · 35 replies
    WTKR ^ | December 3, 2018 | Web Staff
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A man pleaded guilty Monday to posing as a doctor at a free clinic in Newport News. He saw nearly two dozen patients at the clinic. Court documents said 31-year-old Vishal Patel used the personal information of licensed physicians to pose as a doctor in online employment applications to medical staffing companies. Patel falsely claimed to be licensed to practice medicine in Virginia. To support this claim, court documents said Patel created and submitted false diplomas and certificates concerning his education, training, certifications, and licenses in which he included registration and licensing numbers belonging to various...
  • 3 charged including exec with past ties to Clintons in alleged scheme to defraud Pentagon billions

    12/03/2018 3:11:43 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Shortened title. Full title: 3 charged-- including exec with past ties to Clintons-- in alleged scheme to defraud Pentagon billions, DOJ says Three Northern Virginia men --including one who reportedly celebrated New Year's Eve in 1999 with the Clintons-- were charged last week for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud the Pentagon after receiving an $8 billion contract in 2012 to provide food and supplies to troops in Afghanistan, the Department of Justice announced. Federal prosecutors said the three—all executives connected to Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates--- knowingly gave false estimates of...
  • “Ballot Harvesting” Added Over 250,000 Votes in Orange County – Flipping Four Seats Blue

    12/03/2018 1:33:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 156 replies
    GATEWAY P ^ | Dec 2 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Very few people took notice when far left Governor Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. As a result, California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle. Ballot harvesting is illegal in most states. In Texas, New York and Pennsylvania they arrest people for ballot harvesting. Orange County, traditionally a conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. Republicans such as Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Young Kim were all ahead election night only to lose their races after late...
  • The stomach-turning 'ballot-harvesting' that enabled Democrats to walk off with California

    12/03/2018 8:56:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The picture emerging from California's election is grotesque. How again did Democrats engineer their strange midterm victory in Orange County and in other traditionally Republican areas? In that election, apparently-winning Republican candidates were all unseated as the ballots just kept arriving, and arriving, and arriving, until the results flipped. Each and every time. And no such flips happened for Republicans, just Democrats, after Democratic operatives had enough information from televised results to know that Republicans were winning. Democrats say it's just 'counting all the votes.' Welcome to ballot-harvesting. The Daily Caller has an ace report with a video showing...
  • EMBATTLED FLORIDA ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR WILL FIGHT GOVERNOR

    12/01/2018 4:00:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Daily Interlake ^ | 12/01/18 | GARY FINEOUT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The fallout over Florida's turbulent recount is escalating after the state's outgoing Republican governor decided to oust a South Florida elections official. Gov. Rick Scott late Friday suspended embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes even though Snipes had already agreed to step down from her post in early January. Scott replaced Snipes with his former general counsel even though Peter Antonacci has no elections experience. Snipes responded by rescinding her previous resignation — and will now be "fighting this to the very end," her attorney said during a Saturday news conference. "We believe these...
  • Will Corporate And Government Green-Washing Save Earth From Inflated or Phony Eco Scares?

    12/01/2018 7:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    I had just walked past a local Starbucks in North Center Chicago, when news arrived on my cell phone that the Washington, DC City Council had unanimously agreed “in a preliminary vote” to require that 100% of the District’s electricity must come from renewable sources by 2032. Where can they possibly put hundreds of huge wind turbines and massive solar arrays in DC’s 37,000 urban acres, I wondered.Then, just a few hours later, I received an email from a marketing and public relations firm. “Starbucks IL Stores Going 100 Percent Renewable,” it announced. The email and a related news release explained...
  • GEORGE WILL: Republicans should study Colorado's change in tint, from purple to blue

    11/30/2018 10:14:14 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 74 replies
    SCNow Morning News ^ | November 28, 2018 | George Will
    Social scientists, say Colorado boosters, have plausible metrics identifying their state as the happiest and healthiest state, the former quality perhaps producing the latter. Or the other way around. Or maybe the tangle of causation cannot be unwoven. Be that as it may, 300 days of sunshine – this Mile High City is practically cheek-by-jowl with the sun – entice people into outdoor activities that help the state have chubby America's lowest obesity rate. Among the least happy and healthy Colorado cohorts is the Republican Party, which is less svelte than emaciated. This state is in many ways a glimpse...
  • LOUISIANA SCHOOL FAMOUS FOR RAGS-TO-RICHES IVY LEAGUE ACCEPTANCES EXPOSED AS FRAUD

    11/30/2018 4:39:22 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Lousiana made headlines with a series of viral videos showing their students reacting to news that they’d been accepted to Ivy League Universities. But a new report from The New York Times has exposed the dark underbelly of the school that once boasted “a 100-percent college acceptance rate.” According to the report, transcripts were doctored and extracurricular activities were invented. Students were encouraged to lie about their family situations in order to make their successes appear even more dramatic. And students and teachers alike described a “culture of abuse” that was widespread.
  • California’s late votes broke big for Democrats. Here’s why GOP was surprised (Ballot Harvesting)

    11/30/2018 8:44:41 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    San Francis Chronicle ^ | 11/30/2018 | John Wildermuth and Tal Kopan
    --snip-- Some Republicans have cast a skeptical eye on Democrats’ use of “ballot harvesting” to boost their support. The idea’s backers say it’s just one of several steps California has taken to enable more people to vote. Few people noticed when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. In the past, California allowed only relatives or people living in the same household to drop off mail ballots for another voter. The new law allowed anyone, even a paid political campaign worker, to collect and return ballots — “harvesting” them, in political slang.
  • Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

    11/29/2018 4:41:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 29 NOV 2018 | Ass. Press
    JUNEAU, Alaska — It's a sign that every vote does count. A single mystery ballot found on a precinct table on Election Day but not counted then could decide a tied Alaska state House race and thwart Republican efforts to control the chamber and all of state government. The ballot arrived in Juneau last Friday in a secrecy sleeve in a bin with other ballot materials. Officials were investigating its origins and handling before deciding whether to tally it. "People kept calling it close," Democrat candidate Kathryn Dodge said of the race for the House seat in Fairbanks. "I just...
  • U.N. audit finds graft and misconduct in its Uganda refugee program

    11/29/2018 12:18:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 29, 2018 | by Elias Biryabarema
    KAMPALA - A U.N. investigation of its widely-praised refugee program in Uganda has found corruption costing millions of dollars and misconduct. The report by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) showed inflated bills, fraud and non-compliance with rules among other malfeasance that caused losses for the U.N. refugee agency. Uganda hosts more than 1 million refugees who have fled South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries. Uganda is praised for its open-entry refugee policy that grants aliens free movement within the country, access to public health services and small plots of land for settlement and cultivation. The...