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  • John Podesta Is Ready to Talk About Pizzagate

    12/10/2018 9:45:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 9, 2018 | Andy Kroll
    WASHINGTON — John Podesta has given it a lot of thought and believes the best way to deal with the trolls is to ignore them. His wife, Mary, however, takes a different approach. When angry people call their home in the middle of the night, she has a conversation with them. “She sits on the phone and talks to them, which is disconcerting actually to most of the people who are calling just to leave a nasty message on your voicemail,” Podesta says. “When somebody actually engages them and says, ‘Why are you doing this?’ they fold pretty quickly. But...
  • Trump Trolls UN Climate Summit With Event Promoting Oil, Coal

    12/10/2018 8:45:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2018 | Alex Newman
    KATOWICE, POLAND — The Trump administration held an event at the United Nations “COP 24” climate summit to promote the continued use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and particularly American innovation and energy exports. Obviously, the panel discussion by U.S. officials and the subject itself sparked outrage among man-made global-warming theorists at the UN seeking to restrict access humanity's access to cheap and reliable electricity, many of whom held a loud protest inside the venue during the event. But the message from the U.S. government came through loud and clear: So-called fossil fuels are here to stay,...
  • Liberal Media Scream: Together now, networks preach 'impeachment’......

    12/10/2018 8:43:06 PM PST · by caww · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2018 | Paul Bedard
    This week’s Liberal Media Scream features the media jumping on the impeachment bandwagon, with CBS and ABC leading the way, even in their intros. Displaying identical news judgments, the ABC and CBS evening newscasts on Sunday night offered a matching way to frame the day’s news as both used the very same phrasing for their on-screen teases, with corresponding narration from the anchors: “Impeachable Offenses?” “A fine example of how major national media outlets see the world through the same prism. No conspiracy, but the journalists at two networks forwarded the identical terminology to frame what they saw as the...
  • France's 'yellow vests' want to have their cake and eat it too.....

    12/10/2018 8:38:17 PM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2018 | Tiana Lowe
    Their demands — or at least, the closest thing to the official statement from a group composed of far-right wing ethnonationalists, left-wing communists, and everyone in between — include but are not limited to an increase in pensions and minimum wage, an end to the withholding of taxes, abolition of taxes on credit card swipes, more rent control, 5 million additional public housing units, an end to at-will employment through required permanent contracts, an end to austerity measures, and a cap on personal taxes so that they don't surpass 25 percent of income. There's no such thing as a free...
  • Macron raises minimum wage to appease Yellow Vest protesters

    12/10/2018 8:35:18 PM PST · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/10/18
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to Yellow Vest protesters who have roiled the country. In his first national address following two weekends of the worst unrest in France in years, Macron sought to restore calm after accusations that his political methods and economic policies were fracturing the country. "We want a France where one can live in dignity through one's work and on this we have gone too slowly," Macron said on primetime television. "I ask the government and parliament to do...
  • Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma...

    12/10/2018 8:35:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2018 | National Sentinel
    FULL TITLE: Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma or else (Video) (National Sentinel) Totalitarian: It’s comical in a way to hear the Left accuse POTUS Donald Trump of being an “authoritarian” who has no regard for the rule of law or the will of the people because really, they are describing themselves. Case in point: Billionaire Tom Steyer, touted as a potential Democratic presidential contender in 2020, wants to force all Americans to live a substandard life by surrendering anything and everything that might create a whisp of exhaust. And...
  • Poland's 'Solidarity' union joins forces with US climate change skeptics...........

    12/10/2018 8:29:24 PM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Poland’s Solidarity labor union has joined forces with climate skeptics from America to call for “a restoration of the Scientific Method and the dismissal of ideological dogma” in the study of climate change as part of a joint declaration the union has submitted to the United Nations in partnership with a U.S.-based free-market think tank. Dominik Kolorz, president of Solidarity in Poland’s Silesian region; and James Taylor, a senior follow for environment and energy policy with the Heartland Institute — makes the point that “there is no scientific consensus on the main causes and consequences of climate change.” The Heartland...
  • With A Mountain Of Evidence From Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers, Just Remember That A Former...

    12/10/2018 8:28:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2018 | TIM BROWN
    FULL TITLE: With A Mountain Of Evidence From Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers, Just Remember That A Former CIA Officer Claimed Hillary Was "Involved In Biggest Treason In History" In just the past week, there have been a lot of developments regarding the corruption of the Clinton Foundation. Now, it's reported that more Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of the corruption. Perhaps, it's time to recall the words of former Central Intelligence Agency agent Kevin Shipp when he said that Hillary is "involved in the biggest treason in history." First, a brief recap. I reported...
  • Stormy in a teacup — campaign finance case against Trump is laughably weak...

    12/10/2018 8:19:07 PM PST · by caww · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2108 | washingtonexaminer
    the grounds for saying Trump broke a law are laughably flimsy. The argument is that since the hush money was paid to “influence” the election, it was a campaign expenditure. But by that logic, every dime Chris Christie spent to lose weight before his 2016 run — the diet books, the StairMaster, the bariatric surgery — was a campaign expenditure. If Christie bought a SlimFast shake with his personal money, was he a felon? Former Federal Election Commissioner Bradley Smith posited another hypothetical: “If a business owner ran for political office and decided to pay bonuses to his employees in...
  • James Comey Denies Knowing Clinton Law Firm Helped with ‘Pee’ Dossier: ‘I Don’t Remember the Name...

    12/10/2018 8:17:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Aaron Klein
    FULL TITLE: James Comey Denies Knowing Clinton Law Firm Helped with ‘Pee’ Dossier: ‘I Don’t Remember the Name Perkins Coie at All’ In what could become a possible issue for James Comey, the former FBI director repeatedly stated in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that he “never” knew the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier had been retained to do his work by a U.S.-based law firm. The law firm in question, Perkins Coie, reportedly funded the controversial Fusion GPS to conduct the anti-Trump work on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)....
  • Suspect sought for multiple attacks on women in Norristown

    12/10/2018 8:11:41 PM PST · by Phillyred · 4 replies
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are searching for the man who has attacked multiple women in Norristown this month. It's happened five times over the past two weekends. LOG IN Suspect sought for multiple attacks on women in Norristown SHARE: EMBED MORE VIDEOS Suspect sought for multiple attacks on women in Norristown. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at 5pm on December 10, 2018. By Sarah Bloomquist Monday, December 10, 2018 06:03PM NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are searching for the man who has attacked multiple women in Norristown this month. It's happened five times over the past two weekends....
  • US steel industry booming after Trump's tariffs....

    12/10/2018 8:10:08 PM PST · by caww · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2018 | Sean Higgins |
    U.S. steel mills have seen almost a 5 percent jump in shipments so far this year, a sign that it's benefiting from stiff 25 percent tariffs on imports the Trump administration imposed last year. The American Iron and Steel Institute reported Monday that U.S. mills shipped 8.1 million tons in October, up 4.6 percent from the previous month and up 6 percent from the same period last year. So far this year, the industry has shipped 79.6 million net tons, 4.6 percent more than it had by this point last year. AISI spokesman Jake Murphy told the Washington Examiner that...
  • Among the Cockwombles

    12/10/2018 6:57:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Mark Steyn
    A few thoughts on the passing scene: ~I hardly ever read The Washington Post these days, mainly because everything in it is either wrong or, alternatively, right too late. As an example of the latter, consider this plaintive story: KALPAKI, Greece — Another school year was starting, with students arriving for their first day and lining up by grade, but when one mother dropped off her first-grader and watched him take his place, she wondered: Where are all the children? "There were so few of them," said Vasso Harisiadi, who had attended school in the same town. "I thought the...
  • Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage NAIC Executive Summary

    12/10/2018 6:53:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Executive Summary The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage. The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and...
  • They’re Trying to Convince You to Abandon Trump (They're dreaming if they think We will!!!)

    12/10/2018 6:08:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Aw, man. You know, folks, it’s so frustrating. I have warned so many people, so many times, that we were headed right where we are. Remember when I told you what the objective of this investigation of Trump was? To get his numbers down to 30% or less so that he would lose all of his Republican support and either be impeached or forced to resign? Well, here we are, folks. That is exactly, in a nutshell, what all of this is about. And the icing on the cake for these people would be impeaching Trump and convicting him...
  • Silent Sam ‘strike’ by instructors crosses a line, BOG’s Kotis says

    12/10/2018 6:37:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    https://www.carolinajournal.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Lindsay Marchello
    At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say. A proposal by the university’s Board of Trustees to rehouse Silent Sam in a $5.3 million historical center has been met with protests from students and community activists, but a proposed strike crosses a line, UNC System Board of Governors member Marty Kotis told Carolina Journal. “When people start saying you have to believe something or we’re not going to release your grades unless this is done, they’re...
  • Trump to meet with Pelosi, Schumer amid wall funding battle

    12/10/2018 6:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/2018
    Rep. Michael Burgess on President Trump's fight to fund the border wall.
  • Exodus: Majority of GOP Members Who Signed Discharge-Petition Amnesty Leave Congress

    12/10/2018 6:16:04 PM PST · by familyop · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 10, 2018 | Neil Munro
    Fourteen of the 23 GOP members who signed the cheap-labor Discharge Petition amnesty in June will be gone from Congress in January. The group’s wipeout came after they worked with House Speaker Paul Ryan to block the pro-American, compromise immigration reform bill prepared by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.
  • Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

    12/10/2018 5:57:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 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....
  • Start prepping! Electric grid ‘prime target’ of terrorists, ‘profound threat,’ says DHS

    12/10/2018 5:46:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    In a new DHS report that warns that the electric grid is the “prime target” of terrorists, Americans are being urged prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money and healthcare. “People no longer keep enough essentials within their homes, reducing their ability to sustain themselves during an extended, prolonged outage. We need to improve individual preparedness,” said a just-published report to President Trump. “There needs to be more individual accountability for preparedness,” adds the report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council and published by the Department of Homeland Security....