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  • Revealed: How YOU gave Ł1million to Sweet Shop jihadist gang while they held 'sharia surgeries'

    08/28/2016 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Omar Wahid, Martin Beckford And Simon Murphy
    Britain's most notorious Islamist extremists were bankrolled by more than Ł1 million of taxpayers' money while waging their campaign of hate, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. A dozen supporters of Islamic State recruiter Anjem Choudary – many of them now convicted terrorists or jihadis who are fighting in Syria or have died there – were paid wages by a businessman who was handed huge sums of public money to run computer training courses in libraries and job centers. And now a judge has found that the man – a close associate of Choudary's – funnelled tens of thousands of...
  • Poll: Trump up double digits among N.C. independents

    08/28/2016 5:26:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Donald Trump carries a 14-point lead over Hillary Clinton among North Carolina's independent voter population but still trails the former secretary of state by 2 percentage points overall, a new Monmouth University shows. Clinton leads Trump 44 to 42 percent among North Carolinians who are likely to vote in the November election, while 7 percent of voters back Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and 6 percent remain undecided. While the GOP presidential nominee lags far behind Clinton among black, Hispanic and Asian voters (76 to 13 percent), he draws 44 percent support among independents to Clinton's 30 percent. Trump also bests...
  • Men Are Judged By Their Airplanes-Trump Earned His, Obama Never Earned His Or Anything Else He Uses

    08/28/2016 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Self | August 28, 2016 | Stayfree
    Donald Trump is a successful businessman who can afford a 757. Obama is a street thug who never earned an honest dime in his whole life, but flies in Air Force One because millions of air-headed youth voted him President. Obama is a parasite who as a community organizer (whatever that is)who did nothing other than burden our system with more government handouts to blacks in Chicago so they didn't have to work. George Soros selected him to help Soros destroy our country as we have loved it for over 250 years.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert Martin Patterson ~ 29 August 2016

    08/28/2016 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 7 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Robert Martin Patterson Info from here.             Robert Martin Patterson (born April 16, 1948) is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration?he Medal of Honor?or his actions in the Vietnam War. Patterson joined the Army from Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1966, and by May 6, 1968, was serving as a specialist four in...
  • New emails reportedly show Clinton Foundation exec, State Dept. aide discussed access to China…[tr]

    08/28/2016 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2016
    Recently released emails appear to further show a direct connection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including efforts to get foundation donors seats to an official lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao. In emails dated December 2010, Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band discussed potential guests for the lunch with the Chinese president — including three executives from groups that had donated millions to the foundation, according to an ABC News report late Saturday. Among the possible guests discussed were Bob McCann, then-president of...
  • For Every Wrong a Remedy...but Not for the Honest Worker and Contractor

    08/28/2016 4:54:51 PM PDT · by AmericanVictory
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2016 | Laurence A. Elgin
    During the latter years of the last century, Congress enacted reforms to the federal immigration law. The part of this enactment with which, in light of the above, everyone should be concerned is now in the United States Code at Section 1324a(h)(2), where it mandates the federal pre-emption of: ... any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those who employ, or recruit or refer for a fee for employment, unauthorized aliens. This provision flagrantly robs the American workers and businesses injured by the use of illegal alien workers of...
  • Media Report: 25% of Current Florida Primary Ballots Never Voted Before, EVER…

    08/28/2016 4:43:29 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 29 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 28, 2016 | sundance
    […] We’re in unprecedented, unchartered territory,” said Florida Chamber president and CEO Mark Wilson. “Nobody’s been polling these people, nobody’s been marketing to these people.”…. The “Monster Vote“ is the name attributed to the largest voting bloc in U.S. history. The voters who have/had given up on the political process because it seemed futile to vote for a rigged system where nothing ever changes. –Outlined Here– However, we first noted the surfacing of the Monster Vote in relation to the political outsider Donald Trump toward the end of 2015. It was, and is, a rather controversial theorem because the voting...
  • Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing in New York

    08/28/2016 4:42:42 PM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/27/16 | REENA FLORES
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing in New York Saturday, arriving at an FBI facility in the morning and departing after a little over two hours.
  • In all honesty, what would you do if someone burned the U.S. flag in front of you?

    08/28/2016 4:42:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    August 28, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    With all the recent late-August talk of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand and salute to the National Anthem which caused a fierce debate on social media and the press, we all know that some folks in this country loves to burn the U.S. flag. Although it is constitutional, what would you do if someone near/in front of you burned the U.S. flag? I remember some communists burning the U.S. flag near a park in NYC last year. What would you do?
  • : Breitbart/Gravis Poll Shows Majority Thinks CNN Does Not Provide Objective Reporting

    08/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28,2016 | y NEIL W. MCCABE
    Half of America has lost faith in the ability of CNN to provide objective news and analysis, according to the latest national poll from Breitbart News Network and Gravis Marketing. A whopping 50 percent answered “no” when asked if they “trust CNN to give you objective news and analysis.” Only 32 percent, less than a third of Americans, replied “yes,” while 19 percent said they were “unsure” if CNN gives objective news and analysis.
  • A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    08/28/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    New Eastern Outlook, journal-neo.org ^ | August 24, 2016 | F. William Engdahl
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William Jefferson Clinton, was Attorney General and then Governor. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, the British Telegraph investigative journalist did a masterful documentation of that in his The Secret Life of Bill Clinton, when Bill was President facing impeachment in the 1990's. Then there are the Clinton Foundation scandals documented in the 2015 Peter Schweitzer book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of...
  • 1.5m US iPhone users are about to switch to Android

    08/28/2016 4:19:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Computerworld ^ | August 26, 2016 | by Jonny Evans
    But almost 4 million Android users will switch to iPhone The latest Fluent data suggests interest in the next iPhone 7 is muted in contrast to previous years, with only one in three existing users thinking its release is a big deal. All the same, Apple is attracting far more Android switchers than it is losing iPhone users.iPhone quitters If we take ComScore figures for January 2016 we see that around 198.5 million people in the US own smartphones. 52.8 percent of these use Android and 43.6 percent use iPhones, ComScore claims.If we use ComScore’s figures as base we can...
  • Voter turnout: Election may be in hands of few

    08/28/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    The Shanee News Star ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | Vicky O. Misa
    There's an old adage that says, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.” As presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spend the tail-end of their campaigns securing votes on the big day, their biggest battle may not be getting voters to stand on their side –– as much as getting voters to literally mark that ballot. One of the most obvious determining factors to the election's outcome is whether voters bother going to the polls at all –– leaving the fate of the country in the hands of the few who do. The...
  • "What’s it like to be Donald Trump’s streetfighter?" Roger Stone profiled

    08/28/2016 4:16:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 7 replies
    Stone Cold Truth ^ |  August 28, 2016 | Edward Luce
    "We were supposed to eat at 21 Club, a celebrity Manhattan restaurant that is Roger Stone’s favourite hangout. But Stone is having a manic day. His friend Paul Manafort has just resigned as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager following allegations that he was paid millions of dollars in fees by a pro-Russian party in Ukraine. Stone, Trump’s longest-surviving confidant, who in March urged him to hire Manafort to professionalise his campaign, is handling the fallout. By the comic-strip standards of Trumpian politics, it is almost a normal day. As I am entering 21 Club, my phone rings. It’s Stone. “Get...
  • Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll continue to sit'

    08/28/2016 4:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 28, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in each of the team's three preseason games and plans to continue to do so until he sees real change when it comes to racial oppression in the United States. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed...
  • An Internet Giveaway to the U.N (If UN gets to collect fees, becomes de facto world government)

    08/28/2016 4:07:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2016-08-28 | Opinion
    If the U.S. abdicates internet stewardship, the United Nations might take control. When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.
  • Super 8 owner who stabbed his wife gets probation; family’s religion played role in judge’s decision

    08/28/2016 4:05:49 PM PDT · by posterchild · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Conrad Swanson
    The man who stabbed his wife twice last summer will not be sentenced to prison, a judge determined Thursday afternoon. Navinkumar Patel, 46, of Shawnee, was arrested in late June 2015 after he stabbed his wife in the abdomen at Lawrence's Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald Drive, which he owns. He pleaded no contest to felony charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal threat in March. After Patel's plea, Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild ordered him committed to Larned State Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Thursday, Patel appeared in court to be sentenced. Fairchild sentenced him to...
  • Russian meddling in U.S. election backfiring on Putin, hurting Trump

    08/28/2016 4:00:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2016 | James Hohmann
    Eight years ago this month, Barack Obama’s high command became very worried after Russia invaded Georgia. The first-term senator, then 47, had no meaningful national security experience, a liability Hillary Clinton had highlighted throughout the Democratic primaries. And he happened to be vacationing in Hawaii. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, John McCain recounted a phone call he had just had with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. "Today, we are all Georgians,” the hawkish war hero said, drawing cheers from the crowd of several thousand. The Obama team was worried about losing voters of Eastern European descent as a result of McCain's hard-line rhetoric...
  • Revealed: ECB Secretly Hands Cash to Select Corporations

    08/28/2016 3:59:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 22 August 2016 | Don Quijones
    In June, the ECB began buying the bonds of some of the most powerful companies in Europe as well as the European subsidiaries of foreign multinationals. This pushed the average yield on euro investment-grade corporate debt to 0.65%. Large quantities of highly rated corporate debt with shorter maturities are trading at negative yields, where brainwashed investors engage in the absurdity of paying for the privilege of lending money to corporations. By August 12, the ECB had handed out over €16 billion in freshly printed money in exchange for corporate bonds. Throughout, the public was given to understand that the ECB...
  • The real casualty of Brexit: reputations of economists who predicted doom

    08/28/2016 3:52:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 27 August 2016 | Matthew Lynn
    <p>Did you hear the one about the economist who drove into a swimming pool and broke his neck? He forgot to seasonally adjust. Have you seen the version of Trivial Pursuit designed by an economist? It has 3,000 questions and 10,000 answers.</p>
  • Cops post fliers asking J’Ouvert revelers not to shoot anyone

    08/28/2016 3:51:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | John Cohen & Danika Fears
    The NYPD has a message for revelers taking part in Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival next weekend: Don’t shoot. The 71st Precinct in Crown Heights posted fliers Thursday warning festival-goers to refrain from violence during the annual predawn Labor Day celebration. “This community will no longer tolerate this violence,” the fliers say. “Do not shoot anyone. Do not stab anyone. Every act of violence will be fully investigated and prosecuted. This year celebrate J’Ouvert and keep it safe.” The flier also reminds residents that two people were killed last year during J’Ouvert, a pre-dawn street procession before the West Indian American Day...
  • Hillary Did Bidding Of Her Saudi Masters & Turned Libya Into ISIS Hellhole (Wikileaks)

    08/28/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | Aug 27 2016
    It’s called the “tick tock” email, just recently released by Wikileaks. The email shows Hillary Clinton’s office outlining how Mrs. Clinton must be given full credit for what took place in Libya before and after the fall of the Gaddafi regime – a fall that resulted in a missing 1.5 billion dollars sent to Libya by Hillary Clinton, the subsequent death of four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in more than thirty years, and thousands more deaths as Libya descended into anarchy. And it was all done after the House of Saud wished it so...
  • Comradely capitalism: How America accidentally nationalised its mortgage market

    08/28/2016 3:48:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Economist ^ | 20 August 2016
    <p>THE most dramatic moment of the global financial crisis of the late 2000s was the collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 15th 2008. The point at which the drama became inevitable, though—the crossroads on the way to Thebes—came two years earlier, in the summer of 2006. That August house prices in America, which had been rising almost without interruption for as long as anyone could remember, began to fall—a fall that went on for 31 months (see chart 1). In early 2007 mortgage defaults spiked and a mounting panic gripped Wall Street. The money markets dried up as banks became too scared to lend to each other. The lenders with the largest losses and smallest capital buffers began to topple. Thebes fell to the plague.</p>
  • Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

    08/28/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament. When you meet an assassin who has killed six people, you don't expect to encounter a diminutive, nervous young woman carrying a baby. "My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time."...
  • Breaking! Unlicensed Illegal Alien kills 2 and injures 41 in Bus Crash

    08/28/2016 3:42:40 PM PDT · by AuntB · 68 replies
    AbcNews and Redstate ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | ABC News
    An unlicensed illegal alien from Honduras caused massive casualties in bus crash. ABC News Reported: Two people were killed and 41 were injured when a charter bus driven by a man without a license who is in the U.S. illegally crashed into vehicles at the scene of a previous minor accident on Interstate 10 near La Place, according to the Louisiana State Police. One of the people killed was a district fire chief from the St. John the Baptist Fire Department, Louisiana State Police Trooper Melissa Matey said. The bus driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, is from the Honduras and...
  • We Don’t Know What We Are Talking About When We talk about Religion

    08/28/2016 3:41:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    P eople rarely mean the same thing when they say “religion”, nor do they realize that they don’t mean the same thing. For early Jews and Muslims, religion was law. Din means law in Hebrew and religion in Arabic. For early Jews, religion was also tribal; for early Muslims, it was universal[i]. For the Romans, religion was social events, rituals, and festivals –the word religio was a counter to superstitio, and while present in the Roman zeitgeist had no equivalent concept in the Greek-Byzantine East[ii]. Law was procedurally and mechanically its own thing, and early Christianity, thanks to Saint Augustine,...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 28th, 2016 (video)

    08/28/2016 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses two very significant developments that took place since our last update, the first of which has to do with Turkey moving into Syria and the second having to do with the US related to both Iran and Russia.
  • U.S. Communists fret as some progressives shun Hillary

    08/28/2016 3:31:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 28, 2016
    How deep and wide is the Communist Party USA’s support for Hillary Clinton? It’s unambiguous. It’s 100 percent. And it’s uncompromising. A new editorial on the party’s home page calls any thoughts about voting for the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein or not voting for the top of the Democratic ticket “a flawed strategy.” The CPUSA, birthed by Josef Stalin’s pocketbooks and sustained through the fall of the Soviet Union by KGB subsidies, is all in for Hillary. The party is also excited about America’s corporate press jumping on the bandwagon with support for its candidate. “Unprecedented early endorsements...
  • Caught: DNC Packs Empty Seats with HIRED ACTORS? (youtube title/video)

    08/28/2016 3:29:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | HighImpactFlix
    Video about the possible use of seat-fillers at the 2016 Democrat Convention in Philadelphia. Normal seeming people, including a DNC delegate, talk on camera making the case that huge numbers of delegates left the convention. Empty seats were filled with paid actors. One delegate asserts that people present in the convention hall are portrayed as Bernie delegates but are again, paid actors. He notes he does not recognize these "new" people and doesn't believe they are delegates. Another man notes that the hall was extremely empty until paid actors showed up en masse and films the empty seats on his...
  • BleachBit Brags Of Wiping Hillary's Servers Clean With Claims It "Stifled FBI Investigation"

    08/28/2016 3:27:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    full statement as presented on BleachBit's website: The IT team for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used the open source cleaning software BleachBit to wipe systems "so even God couldn’t read them," according to South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Fox News. His comments on the "drastic cyber-measure" were in response to the question of whether her emails were simply about "yoga and wedding plans." BleachBit is mentioned at about three minutes into this video that aired live on the Fox News television station. Rep. Gowdy told Fox News: She and her lawyers had those emails deleted. And they didn’t just...
  • Where’s Hillary? No Scheduled Events Until Sept. 26th Debate – All Events are Surrogates…

    08/28/2016 3:27:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 28 2016 gmt | sundance
    This is a little bit perplexing. Many might point to this as evidence of a deteriorating health condition. Hillary Clinton is the first and only nominee for President who never held a press conference during the entire Democrat primary race. Yet, somehow she still won the Democrat presidential nomination. Quite a remarkable feat considering the lack of engagement. Then again, she appears to have multiple advocates in the media running cover. Additionally interesting is that Secretary Clinton appears to be following the same strategy, and even, well, ‘stunningly‘, expanding the intentional lack of engagement, for the general election. Check this...
  • Two Dead, Dozens Injured in Louisiana Bus Crash – Illegal Alien Driver W/out License…

    08/28/2016 3:24:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    THE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 28 AUGUST 2016 | SUNDANCE
    A terrible bus crash in Louisiana today results in the death of two people and dozens more injured. The local fire chief who was responding to an earlier accident was one of those killed when the out of control bus collided with the fire engine.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Endorses TRUMP: His Plan For Urban Community “Is Promising”

    08/28/2016 3:23:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit /Fox Business ^ | Aug 28th, 2016 gmt
    Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Endorses DONALD TRUMP – “I Fully Agree with So Many Things That He’s Saying” Dr. Aveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece endorsed Donald Trump for president. She says his plan for the black community “is promising.” Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece has just endorsed Donald Trump, noting his "plan for urban communities is promising" Dr. Alveda King spoke with FOX Business Network. Dr. Alveda King: I have listened very carefully to everything Mr. Trump has said in the last 72 hours or so and I fully agree with so many of the things...
  • Fed’s Jackson Hole Circus

    08/28/2016 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Barron's ^ | 27 August 2016 | Randall W Forsythe
    The Fed has fueled the populism that has thrown this year’s U.S. elections into an unprecedented tizzy, the Journal wrote in more considered terms in a page-one feature on Friday. While the central bank dealt forcefully with the 2007-08 financial crisis, it failed to anticipate it and subsequently failed to bring about a recovery worthy of the name. What it has accomplished is a massive inflation, not of consumer prices—as officially measured, at least—but of asset prices. Friday, almost six years to the day, marked the anniversary of former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s address to the Jackson Hole confab, at...
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump’s Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    Regated ^ | 8/28/2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city. Aldridge was shot in the head while walking her baby in a stroller after registering her children at school. Radford described the event as one that “is all too common,” adding another child to the “hundreds of children, who [have] become casualties of Chicago’s violence.” Radford also explained that nearly half...
  • Prayer Request - Dad having major surgery

    08/28/2016 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Scutter · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/28/2016 | Scutter
    Asking my FRiends here to please say a prayer for my father (his name is Don) who is having major surgery in a few days. He is over 80 years old, and is on blood thinners, so any form of surgery is significant. Thanks
  • Jim Rogers Explains What He Is Doing Before "The Next Time The World Comes To An End"

    08/28/2016 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The investing legend, who doesn’t belong to any economic school of thought, also touches on China and reminds RealVision subscribers that “Beijing has said we're going to let people go bankrupt, which I hope they do.” He then emphasized, “they don't do that in the West. The communist Chinese are going to let people go bankrupt, because they're good capitalists.” China has amassed debt and will not be able to help countries as they did the last time the world fell apart in 2008. “The next time the world comes to an end it’s going to be a bigger shock...
  • As Fed nears rate hikes, policymakers plan for 'brave new world'

    08/28/2016 3:10:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jason Lange and Ann Saphir
    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are signaling they could raise U.S. interest rates soon but they are already weighing new tools they may need to fight the next recession. A solid U.S. labor market "has strengthened" the case for the first rate increase since last December, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Several of her colleagues said the increase could come as soon as next month if the economy does well. Further rate hikes are expected to be few and far between as the U.S. central bank tries to balance...
  • Freedom Bridge in Santa Clara faces demolition despite bicyclists' protests

    08/28/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/27/16 | Scott Herhold
    <p>A couple of long blocks north of Highway 101, bicyclists whiz up and down the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, one of the best bicycle paths in the valley. At the property of tech giant Intel, a few of them cross to the east side of the creek on a wooden bridge called "The Freedom Bridge."</p>
  • Clinton’s debate strategy: It’s about setting low expectations

    08/28/2016 3:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | August 28, 2016 | CNN Wire
    The debate expectations game. A busy October for President Obama. And a curious New Hampshire visit from a former presidential candidate. These stories and more are a part of the “Inside Politics” forecast this week. 1) Team Clinton tries to raise the debate bar Hillary Clinton’s campaign has an eye on the 2000 presidential race as it tries to frame the expectations for her upcoming debates with Donald Trump. Back then, Democrats think they made a mistake by ridiculing George W. Bush and suggesting he wasn’t up to the task of debating Al Gore. When Bush did better than expected,...
  • There Is No Fix

    08/28/2016 3:05:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | From the 6 Sep, 2016 issue | There Is No Fix
    With Aetna’s announcement that it is pulling out of most government-run exchanges, Obamacare's death spiral has begun to accelerate. Few but the sickest or most heavily subsidized people want anything to do with the (inaptly named) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's high-priced, high-deductible, narrow-network plans. Insurers are responding to sicker risk pools and bigger losses by raising rates, which makes the plans even less attractive to the young and healthy—which makes the risk pools sicker, which makes the rates rise further. And the spiral continues, like water circling the drain. No less of an Obamacare cheerleader than the New...
  • MediaBuzz 8/28/16 - Press Probes Clinton Charity; Is Trump Softening? (Huckabee)

    08/28/2016 3:04:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Media Buzz
    MediaBuzz 8/28/16 - Press Probes Clinton Charity; Is Trump Softening?; Tying Trump to 'Alt-Right'
  • Tropical Depressions 8 & 9

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 56 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Sunday Morning Futures 8/28/16 - Interview w/ Rudy Giuliani, Trump economic adviser; Pay-For-Play

    08/28/2016 2:52:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Maria Bartiromo
    Sunday Morning Futures 8/28/16 - Interview w/ Rudy Giuliani, Trump economic adviser; Pay-For-Play
  • Big Tech loves Hillary Clinton – receives $30.7 million from Silicon Valley

    08/28/2016 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 23 August 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Silicon Valley certainly loves Hillary Clinton. And why wouldn’t it? They can get all of the government contracts, special privileges and any other cronyist idea you can think of. According to the latest numbers from the Wall Street Journal, donations from Big Tech total $30.7 million through June 2016. With so many tech executives hosting political fundraisers for Clinton, that number will likely skyrocket in the coming months ahead of the November election.
  • "De Blasio's Things" - parody of "My Favorite Things," by Yours Truly (with guest vocalist)

    08/28/2016 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 8/28/16 | Lyrics by me (as Hopalong Ginsberg); original by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
    I did this one at the request of some New York friends. Many thanks to Courtney for providing the vocals. For a free download of "De Blasio's Things," click here and click on the Download icon.
  • Citigroup warns a Donald Trump victory will cause global recession

    08/28/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 26 August 2016 | Andrew Moran
    If Republican nominee and real estate billionaire mogul Donald Trump pulls out an impossible victory against Hillary Clinton in November then prepare yourself for a global recession. This is the latest warning from Citigroup. The financial institution believes that markets would enter into chaos and the global economy would collapse because of policy uncertainty. Here is what Citi Chief Economist Willem Buiter opines (courtesy of Bloomberg): “A Trump victory in particular could prolong and perhaps exacerbate policy uncertainty and deliver a shock (though perhaps short-lived) to financial markets. Tightening financial conditions and further rises in uncertainty could trigger a significant...
  • The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To Church

    08/28/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 128 replies
    The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To ChurchThe standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began doubting the validity of God as an explanatory mechanism for natural life. As science became a more widely accepted method for investigating and understanding the physical world, religion became a less viable way of thinking—not just about medicine and mechanics, but also culture and politics and economics and every other sphere of public life. As the United States became more secular, people slowly began drifting away from faith.Of course,...
  • Clinton’s Pay-to-Play is the Natural Consequence of Big Government

    08/28/2016 2:39:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 27 August 2016 | Andrew Moran / Peter G. Klein
    Hillary Clinton has been taking heat for her relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Did individuals and firms making large donations to the Foundation, or paying large speaking or consulting fees to Bill Clinton, get preferred access to Ms. Clinton as Secretary of State? Is there a revolving door between the Clinton campaign and the FoundationÂ’s fundraising staff? Are these relationships the subject of the emails she deleted from her private server? These questions point to a more basic issue about the role of money in politics. What, exactly, do large corporations get in exchange for their payments to candidates and...
  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...