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  • New York has a giant tax problem its leaders don’t want to face

    02/11/2019 7:03:47 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 4, 2019
    New York state’s income tax take is dropping rapidly, but its leaders don’t seem interested in truly facing the implications. Projected income tax revenues for the year just dropped $2.3 billion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced Monday — and that’s after falling $500 million in December. Cuomo partly gets what’s going on: “‘Tax the rich! Tax the rich! Tax the rich!’ We did. Now, God forbid, the rich leave,” he said. He noted that the top 1 percent of New York earners provide 46 percent of the state’s personal income tax revenues, and cited anecdotal evidence that...

    02/11/2019 7:00:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 117 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 11 Feb 2019
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. Trump's highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove

    02/11/2019 6:52:19 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 2/11/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 KJV).
  • A taste for fat may have made us human, says study

    02/11/2019 6:51:30 AM PST · by Openurmind · 59 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | 2/6/19 | Staff
    YALE UNIVERSITY—Long before human ancestors began hunting large mammals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition to develop bigger brains, posits a new paper* in Current Anthropology. The paper argues that our early ancestors acquired a taste for fat by eating marrow scavenged from the skeletal remains of large animals that had been killed and eaten by other predators. The argument challenges the widely held view among anthropologists that eating meat was the critical factor in setting the stage for the evolution of humans. Our ancestors likely began acquiring a taste for fat 4 million years ago,...
  • Lauren Sanchez's pro-Trump brother Michael 'is REVEALED as the source ...

    02/11/2019 6:47:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 11, 2019 | Reporters
    Lauren Sanchez's pro-Trump brother Michael 'is REVEALED as the source who leaked her sexts with Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer' Multiple sources at AMI, the National Enquirer's parent company, confirmed to Daily Beast that Michael was the one who helped reveal the couple's affair Came hours after the magazine's lawyer said the source of the leaked texts was someone who was close to the couple Michael previously revealed he knew of his sister's affair since April, but claimed he was not the one who sent her racy texts to the tabloid Gavin de Becker, the security consultant Bezos hired...
  • All-girl Boy Scouts troop launches in Wayne County [link only]

    02/11/2019 6:46:47 AM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    Akron Beacon Journal | February 10, 2019 | Linda Hall
  • For $20, Oregon rehab center will put your ex's name on a salmon and feed it to a bear

    02/11/2019 6:45:40 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 15 replies
    Fox42 ^ | , February 9th 2019 | Genevieve Grippo
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (KTVL) — Less than one week from Valentine's Day, Wildlife Images is offering a unique way to get revenge on your ex-valentine. In exchange for a $20 donation, your ex's name will be put on a salmon and served to one of the organization's 1,000 pound bears. Participants will then get a special certificate and photos of Kodi and Yak "destroying their ex." According to Wildlife Images, there is a limited number of salmon for this promotion. You can reserve your fish by clicking here.
  • More of Trump's private schedules leak as West Wing hunts down source

    02/11/2019 6:44:16 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 51 replies
    President Trump's private schedules were leaked for a second time in a week on Sunday, highlighting what appears to be an act of defiance as the White House frantically investigates who might be behind the breach. Axios reported it obtained four more days of Trump's schedules from last week, showing the president spent nearly half his time in unstructured “Executive Time," which is time during which nothing is planned in advance. Last Sunday, the outlet published three months' worth of the president's private itinerary.
  • Pelosi's Brother-in-Law Received $737m Taxpayer Money for Failed 'Green' Project'

    02/11/2019 6:42:52 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 26 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-02-10 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    While Democrats are pushing the "Green New Deal" - requiring unprecedented funding - while simultaneously rejecting Donald Trump's requests for increased border security funds, details of a "loan" that was granted to Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law have emerged, further highlighting the Dems' hypocritical use of taxpayer money.
  • Fellow Democrat Dan Kildee defends Ilhan Omar's comments on Israel and AIPAC

    02/11/2019 6:41:00 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2019-02-11 21:00 | Riva Mendoza
    Rep. Dan Kildee defended fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial weekend tweets regarding U.S. politicians who defend Israel, saying Monday morning that they were not anti-Semitic. "I wouldn't take it as anti-Semitism,” Kildee told CNN when asked what he thought of the criticism that Omar insinuated that Jewish money was controlling lawmakers. Kildee, who represents a Michigan district, said that he believes Omar was trying to bring light to the fact that there are people who make campaign contributions specifically based on Israel policy.
  • Police Sources: ‘Smollett’s story is very likely not true’, according to report

    02/11/2019 6:36:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | February 10, 2019 | Andrew Aleksi-Lankinen
    Empire” star Jussie Smollett made international headlines after he alleged that he was attacked at 2 AM in Arctic weather in Chicago but, local police department sources are growing increasingly skeptical of Smollet’s report and may even consider charges against him. “In short, there is near unanimity among police sources that Smollett’s story is very likely not true,” Mediaite reported. And that even the media outlets still regurgitating the current “party line” don’t really believe it.” #JussieSmollett went too far. CPD is publicly still calling him a victim, but sources in the department tell me that the investigative focus has...
  • Jussie Smollett’s neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

    02/11/2019 6:32:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    <p>Nearly two weeks after “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, cops have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are growing skeptical.</p> <p>“I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.</p>
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    02/11/2019 6:23:40 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 2/11/2019 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we have Cadillac Moon by David John & The Comstock Cowboys (2011). THE WESTERNER
  • PETA: Border Wall 'Death-Inducing,' Even for Birds and Butterflies

    02/11/2019 6:22:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2019 | Penny Starr
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is weighing in on the proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, claiming it would be “death-inducing” for a number of species. [Snip] PETA opposes a border wall because it spells certain death by starvation and thirst and the end of access to foraging and nesting ground—as well as blocking the migratory paths. [Snip] Even the conservative National Wildlife Federation called the wall "one of the biggest potential ecological disasters of our time." [Snip] "You think a bird's just going to fly over a wall, but that's not necessarily the case,"...
  • Bronx Councilman Refuses to Apologize Amid Backlash Over Homophobic Comments

    02/11/2019 6:14:36 AM PST · by csvset · 32 replies
    NY1 ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | Staff
    Some local officials are calling for Bronx City Councilman Ruben Diaz Senior to resign over seemingly homophobic comments. On the Spanish-speaking radio show "The Relief," Diaz said the City Council is "controlled by the homosexual community." Although he did not specify who he was referring to, the current City Council speaker is Corey Johnson, who is openly gay and HIV-positive. Mayor de Blasio took to Twitter, demanding that Diaz apologize. Now, a group of councilmembers is calling for further action. The City Council LGBT Caucus and Women's Caucus issued a joint statement saying, in part, "We demand he resign from...
  • Number of Anchor Babies in 10 States More Than 4X Boston Population

    02/11/2019 6:08:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2019 | John Binder
    The number of United States-born children of illegal aliens in ten states is more than four times the total population of Boston, Massachusettes, data reveals. The U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are commonly known as "anchor babies," as they "anchor" their illegal alien and noncitizen parents in the U.S. when they are granted immediate birthright citizenship. There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the country, a population that exceeds the total number of annual American births, as about 300,000 anchor babies are born every year, exceeding the total number of American births in 48 states. [Snip]
  • Which Doesn’t Belong And Why? 2020 Horse Race Edition

    02/11/2019 6:06:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-11-19 | MOTUS
    Did you catch the latest “ladies throwing their hat into the Presidential ring” antics last weekend? Amy Klobachar, railing against global warming in the midst of a winter storm:And Elizabeth Warren,another angry Indian on the warpath against President Trump.But then there was the weirding of Michelle Obama at last night’s Grammys. After 8 years of bare arms and inappropriate décolletage all winter long she shows up at a glamour-rama show wearing…pajamas modestly covering every inch of her not insubstantial frame. Q. (L-R) Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys,  and Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. Which doesn’t belong and why?...
  • Beto Was ‘Robert O’Rourke’ in High School, Won Award for ‘Imaginative Poetry’

    02/11/2019 5:57:51 AM PST · by ManHunter · 46 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Brent Scher
    "The high school yearbooks of former Texas congressman Robert Francis O'Rourke make no mention of him as "Beto," the nickname he says "just stuck" with him ever since he was growing up. O'Rourke graduated in June 1991 and was awarded the Robert F. Williams Memorial Medal for being the student who "submits the most imaginative prose or poetry," according to the yearbook. O'Rourke is now considering a run for president, but is struggling to find direction in his life as he plots what to do, the New York Times reports."
  • Gen. 1-11: The Creation Model vs. Modern Pagan Evolutionary Models

    02/11/2019 5:53:11 AM PST · by spirited irish · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2019 | Linda Kimball
    As a neo-pagan evolutionary materialist (pagan animist), Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin's evolutionary theory because evolution – an unseen creative energy that acts upon matter – supposedly provides a 'scientific' explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby supposedly negating the necessity of the living, supernatural Tri-Personal God. Hence Dennett's delusional insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death. Thus the central concern of Dennett's career has been to explain how, ".... meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is...
  • The Weak Rollout of the Green New Deal

    02/11/2019 5:52:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | Bill Scher
    [snip] What has been put forth is only a resolution calling on Congress to draft Green New Deal legislation, not detailed legislation itself. The resolution calls for “meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources,” to be “accomplished through a 10-year national mobilization,” but it doesn’t offer much of a plan to accomplish it, let alone grapple with all of the obstacles and ramifications of a radical transformation of the American economy over a breakneck timeline. On top of its energy goals, the resolution would “require” providing all Americans with...