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  • OUR GERIATRIC POLITICAL CLASS NEEDS TO GO

    04/15/2022 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Powerline ^ | APRIL 15, 2022 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused Joe Biden had been, for decades, a corrupt and incompetent pol. Today, he is either an extreme left-winger or an empty vessel through which the extreme left is exerting control over America But Biden isn’t the only one. Nancy Pelosi is gaga, a fact that she can’t hide with multiple plastic surgeries. A member of the U.S. Senate recently said–privately–that one-third of senators belong in nursing homes. In the New York Post, Maureen Callahan argues for age limits...
  • At Least 10 Hacking Groups Using Microsoft Software Flaw – Researchers

    03/10/2021 8:22:57 PM PST · by familyop · 9 replies
    OANN ^ | March 10, 2021 | Raphael Satter and Christopher Bing
    The security holes...leave the door open to industrial-scale cyber espionage, allowing malicious actors to steal emails virtually at will from vulnerable servers. Tens of thousands of organizations have already been compromised,...the sluggish pace of many customers’ updates...means the field remains at least partially open to hackers of all stripes...Intriguingly, several of the groups appeared to know about the vulnerability before it was announced by Microsoft on March 2.
  • White House, Congress clash over liability protections for businesses as firms weigh virus reopening plans

    05/03/2020 6:06:11 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    The Washington Post by way of the Seattle Times ^ | May 3, 2020 | ERICA WERNER and Tom Hamburger
    In addition to the GOP demand for corporate liability protection, Democrats have demanded more assistance for cities and states, which McConnell says he won’t agree to without liability protections included...Multiple lawsuits have already been filed against businesses including Wal-Mart, nursing homes, insurers and others...Stephen Moore, a conservative economist who is a member of the White House council...“Here’s how I got the idea: I kept getting calls from employers, small business owners and people who run factories, who were saying, ‘It’s going to be really difficult even when we reopen to hire back workers if we have to worry about these...
  • Florida governor says negligence at an elder care facility with coronavirus cases could be criminal

    03/24/2020 12:42:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2020 | Hollie Silverman and Rosa Flores
    At least three coronavirus deaths and seven other cases in residents have been identified at Atria Willow Wood, a statement from the facility said Sunday. Test results were still pending for five other residents as of Sunday night, according to the statement. Governor DeSantis said during a press conference last week that the facility did not screen staff, cooks and construction workers prior to letting them enter, exposing hundreds of residents to the deadly virus...DeSantis said that a Department of Health investigation revealed that the incidents were "avoidable," and added that some people at the facility were "coughing up a...
  • UCF suspends sorority after accusations of hazing, drinking, drug use

    11/28/2019 8:03:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 27, 2019 | Annie Martin
    UCF has suspended sorority Pi Beta Phi after receiving an anonymous complaint of hazing, including members forcing others to use drugs and drink alcohol until they blacked out. An anonymous person alerted the University of Central Florida on Nov. 16 about a post on the website greekrank.com that described a friend’s experience in Pi Beta Phi. UCF sent the sorority a letter Nov. 21 demanding it cease all activities, including business meetings, fundraisers, socials, mixers, intramural competitions and recruitment events while the university investigates the allegations. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5. The accusations are “of utmost concern” to...
  • I'm 28, Have $100K In Student Loan Debt, & I Can't Find A Full-Time Job

    08/30/2018 9:12:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 280 replies
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Ludmila Leiva
    For Alexandria Butler-McDow, 28, going to university didn’t provide the freedom and financial security she'd hoped for. After graduating with an associate’s degree from the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco, CA, in 2008, Butler-McDow struggled to find a job that would allow her to support herself and her disabled mother while also paying off her enormous student loan bill. Hopeful that a more advanced degree would help her make more money and better manage her debt, Butler-McDow went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition, concentrating on clinical dietetics at Johnson and Wales University (JWU) in...
  • Pittsburgh police preparing for protest if president fires Robert Mueller

    04/18/2018 10:09:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    WPXI ^ | Apr 18, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Police officers are preparing for a potential protest in the city in the event President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. “We have received information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District,” an email sent to Pittsburgh officers said. If Mueller is fired, it could result in “a large protest within 24 hours of the firing,” the email said. “The protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice.” Beginning Thursday, all Major Crimes detectives will be required to have a full uniform and any issued protective equipment, like riot...
  • Is Trump a Gun Grabber?

    03/01/2018 11:21:28 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 56 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 03.01.2018 | Andrew Klavan
    Andrew raises good questions. Trumps gun talk is worrying.
  • Does the political class know the Russia investigation will go forward without Comey?

    05/12/2017 1:21:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Or does that even matter because it's all about "optics"? Dan Calabrese image By Dan Calabrese —— Bio and Archives May 12, 2017 0 Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us Something is seriously off in all the hysteria about the Comey firing. Try to follow the logic with me now: The media/left/political class/Democrats wants us to believe that all the stated reasons for the firing were an obvious distraction, and the real reason Trump fired Comey was to head off the Russia investigation. There was even a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reporting that Comey had...
  • Political class: A man you loathe broke your rules, beat you, and you’re not handling it well

    01/16/2017 8:51:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Meltdowm At some point we have to get past this. At some point, Donald Trump and his team are going to get down to the business of governing, and whether they like it or not, the Beltway crowd will have no choice but to discuss the new system in health care, or the budget, or our operations against ISIS, or energy policy. They won’t want to. They only want to carp about how their world is crashing down around them and they don’t like it. But most of the country is already wildly disinterested in this melodrama, and there’s going...
  • Hillary on Capitol Hill: ‘Fake news’ is a danger to America and ‘must be addressed quickly’

    12/09/2016 9:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The MSM can't stand the competition Boy, the political class is really going all in with this “fake news” business. Now Hillary herself has slithered out of her lair to demand that something be done - as if we needed another reason to be glad she isn’t about to become president: She’s making a thinly veiled reference here to the recent shooting at a Washington pizza place called Comet Ping Pong, where an armed man showed up ostensibly to “investigate” child trafficking that Alex Jones types claim was going on there at the behest of John Podesta and others connected...
  • Political class in meltdown because Trump took a phone call from Taiwan’s leader

    12/05/2016 8:28:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Things work differently now. Deal with it Get used to this: America elects a president who does not do things in conventional ways, in large part because Americans have lost faith in the political class’s conventional ways of doing things. So here comes the new president, not following convention because he has little use for it. The political class, which despises this man and refuses to accept that there could possibly be anything wrong with the way they’ve always done things, reacts to the new president’s every eschewing of convention by proclaiming: He’s so stupid! He doesn’t know how things...
  • US Homeownership Rate Crashes To Lowest Since 1965

    07/28/2016 9:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 28 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In hopes of promoting the narrative of a US housing recovery, one recurring thesis has been that as Millennials get older and start families, they will eventually leave their parents' basement and buy a house or shift from renting to owning. So far the facts have refused to corroborate this, and according to the latest "Housing Vacancies and Homeownership" report released on Thursday, the dream of owning a home just became even more distant. The reason: after staging a feeble rebound in late 2015, the US homeownership rate just tumbled from 63.5% to 62.9%, tied for the lowest print going...
  • FOX News Guests RIP Obama after #Pulse Massacre Statement: “Facts Don’t Seem to Matter” and “Pablum”

    06/12/2016 2:00:09 PM PDT · by milford421 · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    "Former CIA Director James Woolsey: Yet again the president did not pass up an opportunity to say that guns are the problem. And yet again he passed up the opportunity even to allude to the fact that there might be some motivation from some branch of Islam, or jihadist terrorism or jihadi thinking behind what was taking place despite of the fact that the killer was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’ The facts don’t seem to matter to this administration."
  • Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI

    06/12/2016 1:58:56 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 137 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | June 12, 2016
    In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen - who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license - was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world's largest security company by revenue. ... But where it gets more disturbing is that as Judicial Watch reported several days ago, in a post titled, "DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads Of Illegal...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

    05/31/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. ___ Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. The recovery from the Great Recession has seen a nationwide slowdown in the creation of new businesses, or start-ups. What growth has occurred has been largely confined to a handful of large and innovative areas, including Silicon Valley...
  • 12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip

    05/14/2016 2:26:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 5/13/16 | Foster
    Twelve University of Massachusetts students could be arrested on drug and alcohol charges in connection to an 18-year-old woman’s alleged LSD use in a Bethlehem, New Hampshire cabin, according to the Caledonian Record. The Record reports that on Tuesday, Bethlehem Police responded to reports of an 18-year-old woman who was “thrashing and out of control” after allegedly taking LSD at the UMass Outing Club cabin, located in Bethlehem. Officer Andrew Hennessey said that different forms of marijuana were found in the cabin, and that students in the cabin admitted to taking LSD, although none was found. The students could face...
  • Hidden disaster in new budget: Demonic plot to raid pensions

    12/12/2013 3:09:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | December 11, 2013 | David Dayen
    2013 has not been a pleasant year if you work for the federal government. You’ve been subject to pay freezes, furloughs and shutdowns. One of you got yelled at by a Tea Party Republican at the World War II memorial. And if Congress passes the budget deal announced Tuesday night by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray – a big if – you will get a final Christmas present: You’ll have to pay more into your pension, an effective wage cut that just adds to the $114 billion, with a “B,” federal employees have already given back to the...
  • Congress divvies up staff healthcare plans under Obamacare exchanges

    11/01/2013 1:07:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2013 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have sparred for the past few months over what should be done about staffers’ healthcare: should they go on the healthcare exchanges, as a provision in Obamacare seems to require, or should they stay on the healthcare plan they have now, where they receive an employer subsidy help defray the costs? The deadline for members to make that decision arrived at 5 p.m. on Halloween. Members could either designate staff as “official,” in which case they would be required to go on the exchanges, or “unofficial,” in which case they could remain on the Federal...