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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

    01/18/2018 9:34:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 04:58 pm PT (07:58 pm ET) | Mikey Campbell
    Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more. Speaking with ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Cook discussed the intricacies of Apple's forthcoming investment, which will incur a foreign tax bill of $38 billion. Earlier on Wednesday, Apple foreshadowed a major shift in financial policy when it announced plans to repatriate a portion of its overseas cash hoard, a move...

    01/18/2018 9:27:15 AM PST · by morphing libertarian · 1 replies
    self fiction | self (friends email)
    Breaking News Clinton News Network (not on other networks or newspapers The siege continues today at San Francisco City Hall where half the SF police force has walked off the job rather than engage in a firefight against ICE and FBI Swat teams who may assault the building in order to carry out a warrant for the arrest of the SF city council, mayor and chief of police. Two days ago a SF police Sgt fired a round over the head of two Ice agents saving an arrest warrant and informing the mayor he ahed two days to surrender to...
  • Public Statement on Orthodox Deaconesses by Concerned Clergy and Laity

    01/18/2018 9:26:34 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 1 replies
    American Orthodox Institute ^ | January 18, 2018 | FR. JOHANNES JACOBSE
    WASHINGTON — Fifty-seven Orthodox Christian clergymen and lay leaders, including the heads of two leading Orthodox seminaries in the U.S., have issued a public statement calling on church leaders to defend Orthodox teaching on the creation and calling of man as male and female by opposing the appointment of deaconesses in the Orthodox Church. The statement comes in response to a public statement issued in October by nine Orthodox liturgical scholars in the U.S. and Greece, expressing support for the Patriarchate of Alexandria’s November 2016 decision to “restore” the ancient order of deaconesses and its February 2017 appointment of deaconesses...
  • Dramatic video of gang armed robbery in an expensive Chicago neighborhood

    01/18/2018 9:25:59 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 1/18/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The locally oriented website CWBChicago provides a valuable instructional video for its readers in fashionable, upscale Chicago neighborhoods who (quite realistically) fear the ongoing predation by gangs running rampant elsewhere in the city, making it the murder capital of America. A compelling security camera video released by the Chicago Police Department depicts a gang driving into Wicker Park – an expensive area with great shopping attracting many pedestrians (and a Hollywood film named after it) – and carrying out an armed robbery on a pedestrian.
  • U.K. government appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

    01/18/2018 9:25:46 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 1 replies
    CTV News ^ | 01-17-2018 | Jackie Dunham
    In memory of British lawmaker Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist in 2016, the U.K. government has announced the appointment of a new “Minister of Loneliness.” Conservative MP Tracey Crouch was named to the post by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday. The recommendation for the appointment came from the Jo Cox Foundation, a registered charity that was set up in Cox’s memory after her death.
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Digging deeper into ‘Amoris Laetitia’

    01/18/2018 9:21:55 AM PST · by ebb tide
    NZ Catholic ^ | January 18, 2018 | Rowena Orejana
    The inclusion of the Argentinian bishops’ guidelines on Communion for civilly remarried Catholic divorcees in “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”, the official record of Vatican documents and acts may clarify chapter 8 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia but it will not end the controversy surrounding it.Peruvian theologian Dr Rocio Figueroa, systematic theology lecturer at Good Shepherd College in Ponsonby, said while this might shed light on some issues raised against the exhortation, she does not think it will not silence the critics.Dr Figueroa lectured in spiritual theology for five years at the Giovanni Paolo II seminary in Salerno, Italy and Universidad Popular...
  • House Intelligence Committee votes to release transcript of interview with Fusion GPS boss

    01/18/2018 9:13:23 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 11 replies
    The House Intelligence Committee unanimously voted Thursday to release hours of private testimony from an interview with the co-founder of the firm that compiled the infamous anti-Trump dossier, Fox News has learned. The Committee voted to make public the transcript of the November interview with Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson, who testified behind closed doors. The transcript will be posted to the committee’s website Thursday afternoon. “Democrats and Fusion GPS supporters will get some unwelcome surprises if this is published,” a Republican source told Fox News ahead of the vote. Simpson and Fusions' co-founder Peter Fritsch penned an Op-Ed for The...
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • “New California” conservative movement declares independence as first step....

    01/18/2018 9:11:19 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Southern Arizona Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | soaznewsx
    ...towards 51st state. A group called (“New California”) has taken its first step towards carving the Golden State in two – issuing a “declaration of independence” which would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties – while coastal counties from the northern San Francisco Bay Area to the southern tip of Los Angeles would remain part of the existing state.[snip]One of New California’s pamphlets reads: “The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny, which rivals those stated above. It is time to take action. The Duty of the People who are suffering the long train of abuses...
  • Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary'...

    01/18/2018 9:10:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | 01/18/2018 | By Harry Pettit For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary' reveal the impressive engineering skills of Bronze Age islanders Excavations around Keros show the technological prowess of Bronze Age Greeks Researchers found the remains of terraced walls and giant gleaming structures The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone dug up six miles away Together they turned a tiny islet near Keros into a single, massive monument A remote Greek island known as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary' was once covered in complex monuments built using stone dug up six miles (10 km) away....
  • #MeToo isn’t enough. Now women need to get ugly

    01/18/2018 9:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 16, 2018 | Barbara Kingsolver
    In each of my daughters’ lives came the day in fifth grade when we had to sit on her bed and practise. I pretended to be the boy in class who was making her sick with dread. She had to look right at me and repeat the words until they felt possible, if not easy: “Don’t say that to me. Don’t do that to me. I hate it.” As much as I wanted to knock heads around, I knew the only real solution was to arm a daughter for self-defence. But why was it so hard to put teeth into...
  • Congress Views Secret “FISA Abuse” Report Fingering Obama & Cronies But Americans Kept in the Dark

    01/18/2018 9:05:30 AM PST · by b4its2late · 17 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 1/18/2018 | by Admin
    We are getting word via journalist Byron York that Congressional investigators have compiled a classified FISA Abuse report, likely linking Barack Obama and his cronies to illegal wiretapping of … who knows how many people. You can bet President Donald Trump is on that list of spied-on Americans. But you’re not allowed to see it. It’s all a big secret. You’re too unimportant to be “read in” as they say in D.C. circles. You just pay the bills and keep your mouth shut. Major development in House Intel Committee *after* vote to release Glenn Simpson transcript. Rep Peter King offered...
  • Health sharing ministries - advice?

    01/18/2018 9:05:21 AM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    me | 01/18/2018 | tbw2
    Husband just lost job. We're looking at health sharing ministries as a lower cost way of saving on premiums compared to COBRA. What has been your experience with health sharing ministries? Which one would you recommend? Which ones don't make processing medical bills/claims a hassle? What should I look out for?
  • Ty Cobb: Trump 'very eager' to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller

    01/18/2018 9:02:59 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2017 | Diana Correll
    White House attorney Ty Cobb said he anticipates President Trump will be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the ongoing Russia probe. Trump is “very eager” to appear before Mueller and “active discussions” are underway to set up an interview, Cobb was quoted as telling CBS News for an episode of its "Takeout" podcast, which will be released in full on Friday.
  • Bipartisan bill tells Russia hands off U.S. elections, Sen. Van Hollen says

    01/18/2018 9:02:34 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    Yahoo Prog Sedition & Deep Swamp Desires ^ | January 18, 2018 | Olivier Knox
    One week after Senate Democrats warned that U.S. elections in 2018 and 2020 could still be vulnerable to meddling by Moscow, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on Wednesday detailed how a new bipartisan bill aims to deter Moscow by imposing punishing sanctions in retaliation for future mischief. “If you’re Vladimir Putin, and you’re thinking about interfering once again in the U.S. elections, you’re going to have to think long and hard,” Van Hollen said in an interview with Yahoo News on the SiriusXM show “Politics of the United States.”Van Hollen and Sen. Marco Rubio, R.-Fla., co-authored the Defending Elections from...
  • Leaks Incoming=> House Intel Panel Quietly Votes To Release Proof of FISA Program Abuse To Congress

    01/18/2018 9:02:28 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members “a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram. With 435 House members, the likelihood of details from the memo leaking are high. And so are the stakes. "Fox is told that while the Intel Cmte voted in favor of the Simpson transcript, Democrats blocked the release of other documents. The committee has also voted on a motion by Rep. Pete King (R-NY) to make available to all House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program." Washington Examiner‘s Byron...
  • The Best Places In The World To Mine Bitcoin

    01/18/2018 9:01:52 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 10 replies ^ | 18-01-2017 | Charles
    Deep in China’s Sichuan mountains, miners are chipping away at complex mathematical puzzles in hopes of unlocking one of today’s most prized assets, bitcoin. Currently, more than 60 percent of all bitcoin is mined in China, and these miners have picked their location wisely. The remote Sichuan mountains enjoy a cool year-round temperature and cheap electricity provided by small-scale hydro-electric facilities, averaging from $0.05 to $0.08-cents per kWh. Recent rumors, however, suggest that this could all come crashing down. First reported on Reuters, the People’s Bank of China outlined a plan behind closed doors aiming to curb the high energy...
  • Take Advantage of the US tax cuts if you can: Kid's College Fund & Pay Off Home

    01/18/2018 8:59:54 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/18/2018 | Self
    Take Advantage of the US tax cuts if you can. Some of you will but not as much as you could. You who have reached the goal of 15% going into Retirement, Debt Free but the mortgage and 3-6 months expenses saved, you can now focus on kid's college funds and paying off that Pesky Mortgage. The tax rate of !5% going down to 12% may help. But If the new Standard Deduction and increased Child Tax Credits are in the picture, increase your Federal Exemptions (W-4 Form) now! Increase the amount payed on Principle or set up Tax Free...
  • Meeting Community Standard? Facebook Sides With Pro-Homosexual Group That Wants To "Burn... Alive"

    01/18/2018 8:58:48 AM PST · by fwdude · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Tim Brown
    Once again, we are left scratching our heads at just what standards Facebook actually has. We know they write a bunch of gobbledygook, through it together and enforce it rather, shall we say, biased? The latest example of this comes as conservative blogger Elizabeth Johnston, also known as “The Activist Mommy,” discovered a group on Facebook that is pro-homosexual that is named, “I will find The Activist Mommy and burn whoever runs it alive.” Right there, isn't that a threat? Isn't it open harassment? Doesn't it imply the desire to murder a woman who has not physically attacked anyone in...
  • Brigitte Bardot brands #MeToo movement ‘hypocritical, ridiculous’

    01/18/2018 8:56:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 18, 2018 | by Variety
    LOS ANGELES — French actress Brigitte Bardot has criticized the #MeToo movement and said that she has never been a victim of sexual harassment. In an interview with Paris Match magazine, Bardot asserted that for actresses specifically, "not women in general," "the vast majority of cases" are "hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest." The 83-year-old added that the topic takes away from "important themes that could be discussed." Bardot became an international sex symbol after her starring role in 1956's "And God Made Woman." "I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice...