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  • The U.S. Should Abandon the Paris Agreement and Learn from China

    12/07/2016 10:07:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2016 | RUPERT DARWALL
    The U.S. Should Abandon the Paris Agreement and Learn from China by RUPERT DARWALL December 7, 2016 The Clean Power Plan, too, risks America’s industrial future. One of the first items of business for the Trump administration will be to decide what to do with the Paris Agreement. In September, the Obama administration deposited with the United Nations general secretary an instrument accepting the Paris climate treaty without first asking the Senate for its advice and consent. As matters stand, the United States is now bound to the Obama administration’s target of reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28...
  • Indoor Farms of America Delivers First Vertical Indoor Aeroponic Farms to Native Americans

    12/07/2016 1:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | December 6, 2016
    Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce today the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American Communities in the U.S. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446104LOGO Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446105LOGO "Our staff is very excited about these two farms, sold to Native American tribal interests and members, one in the western New York region of Salamanca, south of Buffalo, and one in Mayetta, Kansas, serving the people of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation," said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America. Evans noted, "We had the folks from the PB Nation visit our Las Vegas...
  • How the tech industry helped elect Donald Trump

    12/07/2016 1:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CIO ^ | December 7, 2016 | Preston Gralla, Contributing Editor, Computerworld
    To some extent, blue-collar workers gave back to Silicon Valley a bit of the disruption it has long given them Nearly the entire tech industry, with the exception of PayPal founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, publicly lined up against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election. But words are one thing and actions another. And actions taken by the tech industry in the last decades helped seal Trump’s surprise victory. Trump won, in large part, thanks to support by blue-collar voters without college degrees in the Rust Belt, particularly in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan....
  • Trump's win pushed this manufacturer to return to the U.S. (Trans-Lux)

    12/07/2016 12:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | December 7, 2016 | Parija Kavilanz
    Donald Trump's win in November was the final nudge for one manufacturer to move its production back home from China. For over a year, New York-based Trans-Lux -- which makes LCD and LED displays -- has contemplated relocating its Chinese facilities to the U.S. "It makes economic sense," said J.M. Allain, president & CEO of Trans-Lux, which also makes the huge digital screens that run the tickers at the New York Stock Exchange. To cut costs, the company exported much of its production two decades ago to Shenzhen in southeast China, a manufacturing hub for electronics. But as China's economy...
  • Dr. Manny: Trump's power of negotiation will save lives in the future

    12/07/2016 12:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I believe that President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in bringing down health care costs, and tackling soaring drug prices will be at the forefront of his battle. This may have come as a shock to the industry, who likely believed that they’d be given a free pass under a Republican presidency and Republican-controlled Congress. It is likely that on Election Day the Big Pharma companies prematurely let out a collective sigh of relief believing that a Republican-led government would never allow for imported medicines or for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, but it appears that the well-deserved panic is starting...
  • Foxconn says in preliminary discussions to expand U.S. operations

    12/07/2016 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 7, 2016 | Reuters
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States. "While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials," it said in a statement. On Tuesday, Masayoshi Son of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T> said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs, a move U.S. President-elect...
  • Here’s How Trump’s HHS Pick Will Change Obamacare

    12/07/2016 9:35:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/16 | Megan Barth
    The days of government dictating prices and limiting choices, appear to be coming to an end Conservatives who viewed the insurgent candidacy of New York businessman Donald Trump with suspicion have been relieved at the speed and quality of his selections to fill his cabinet. Perhaps most comforting was the recent choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A pillar of Trump’s campaign was his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare and Dr. Price has been Congress’ leader in this effort. Price drafted legislation in 2014 to replace the law. The...
  • God, Classrooms and Property Rights

    12/07/2016 9:34:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/16 | John Anthony
    Throughout thousands of years of history, governments have never changed. Whether ancient Egypt, European Union, or the Obama presidency, those in power want more. For over 100 years, our government has sought to trivialize God’s role When our Founders wrote the Declaration of Independence, they knew that property rights were essential to freedom and prosperity. Under the feudal system, Kings granted property to workers in turn for outstanding service. But the crown never completely surrendered its ownership
  • Billionaire Paul Singer moves to make nice with Donald Trump

    12/07/2016 9:31:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2016 | Scott Wapner
    Hedge funder manager Paul Singer, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, is making up with the president-elect. Singer attended a fundraising breakfast that Trump held Wednesday at Cipriani in New York, CNBC has learned. The two are mending fences so thoroughly that sources say Singer is giving a substantial amount of money to Trump's inauguration next month....
  • Drug Stocks Topple On Donald Trump's Pledge To Bring Down Drug Prices

    12/07/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Allison Gatlin
    Shares of a key biotech ETF plunged to their lowest point since the election, after President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview with Time Magazine to curb spiraling drug prices. In morning trading on the stock market today, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) exchange-traded fund was down more than 3%, near 266. The index had jumped 9% on Nov. 9, after Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, on the belief that high drug prices would not be as big a focus for Trump as it would have been for Clinton. IBD's 421-company Medical-Biomed/Biotech industry...
  • Boeing finds out new president won’t just pay whatever defense contractors want

    12/07/2016 9:15:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not even for Air Force One Defense contractors were pretty excited when Donald Trump won the election, figuring it was fat and happy time once again for defense spending. And if happy time means the Pentagon will once again be willing to fund what the nation needs for its defense, then there should indeed by plenty of smiles to go around. As for the fat part, defense contractors are used to the idea that cost overruns are no issue with the Pentagon because whatever they order they have to have, and have right away. The cost-is-no-object approach to national security...
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

    12/07/2016 7:35:19 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-07-2016 | James
    With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it, this could contribute to a market-disrupting revival that no longer bows to fear and the politics of economy. While there have been some oversupply issues keeping uranium prices down, the bigger problem has been negative sentiment rather than real fundamentals, but the Trump presidency will see through that. Trump’s take on nuclear energy is quite simple. As he noted after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan: “If a plane goes...
  • The Anti-Breitbart Blacklist

    12/07/2016 6:58:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The angry Left looks to punish conservative media for Trump’s victory Someone behind an anonymous Twitter account is trying to destroy the influential conservative Breitbart News website by smearing it as “racist” – and he’s already scared at least 47 advertisers away from Breitbart. In the current atmosphere of left-wing hysteria over the surprise election of Donald Trump as president, this blacklisting project has already earned an impressive return on investment. Breitbart is a target of the wrath of social justice warriors because it reports the truth about the Left and it used to be run by Stephen Bannon, now...
  • CO: Armed Man busts Car Burglary Ring after Shots Fired

    12/07/2016 4:31:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mark Plaskett.  Image from krdo.com It was before dawn on Sunday morning , 27 November, 2016, in Fountain, Colorado. Mark Plaskett was wakened by his garage door opening. It was 5 a.m. He grabbed his pistol and a flashlight and responded. Three strange cars were parked in the quiet, residential neighborhood. Plaskett believes that he had forgotten to lock his van.  That is likely how they accessed his garage door opener. As Plaskett entered the street with flashlight and pistol, one of the cars immediately took off.  Plaskett attempted to capture people in the second car, but both the...
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • ‘Trump Fish’ restaurant opens in Iraqi Kurdistan

    12/06/2016 4:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump may be a McDonald’s man – but the owners of a new restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan hope his famous name will help boost sales of seafood. “Trump Fish” recently opened in the city of Duhok, the local Duhok Post reported. The restaurant uses a cartoon version Trump’s face as a logo — though his hair and eyebrows are a bright yellow rather than the burnt orange the president-elect favors. “Trump Fish” reportedly serves up grilled carp at $10.50 a plate that are caught from a nearby lake. During the campaign, Trump won fans among the Kurdish populations of...
  • Saudi Arabia Surrenders To U.S. Shale

    12/06/2016 8:56:05 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 23 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-12-2016 | CityAM
    “Ending wars is very simple if you surrender.” – PJ O’Rourke The new OPEC deal to cut oil output – the cartel’s first since 2008 – amounts to nothing less than Saudi Arabia’s surrender to the power of American shale. It has come about due to Riyadh’s belated, horrified understanding that it has utterly lost control over the energy market, running through its capital reserves in the process. Rather than young, feckless Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman using Saudi Arabia’s John D Rockefeller strategy to permanently drive U.S. shale out of the energy market, the exact opposite result has...
  • A little butter on your slice of Frankenwheat? (good reason to avoid grains)

    12/06/2016 6:00:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | November 3, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Imagine that I’m a mad scientist (or perhaps just a geneticist who doesn’t blink an eye while fiddling with nature’s design) and I want to see what happens when I introduce substantial genetic changes into a chimpanzee.In my experimentation, I double the chimp’s height, change it’s hair color to yellow, induce mutations to change eye color, give it the ability to see better at night, increase muscle strength in its lower body so that it can jump long distances, and several dozen other changes. The end result looks different, acts different, has changes in physiology, its capacity to tolerate heat,...
  • SoftBank's Son said to plan meeting with Trump in New York (Raising a $100B investment fund)

    12/06/2016 12:09:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    SoftBank Group Corp founder and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Mr Son, 59, has no specific agenda but wants to meet Mr Trump as an investor in the US, including in wireless operator Sprint Corp, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Shares in SoftBank rose on the news, climbing 2.5 per cent to 6,975 yen in Tokyo, their highest since Aug. 31. The Japanese billionaire is in the process of...
  • Google advertises for 'conservative outreach' manager to help shape agendas with policy makers...

    12/05/2016 10:49:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2016 | Staff
    Google advertised for a 'conservative outreach' manager for its policy team just 10 days after Donald Trump won the election. The company is looking for a Washington D.C. based manager to work on its public policy team to help shape 'agendas with policy makers inside and outside government'. Google posted the job on its career website calling for someone to act as the company's liaison to conservative groups....
  • OH: CCW Reform on the Move in Ohio Senate

    12/05/2016 5:57:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, the House of the 131st Ohio General Assembly voted to pass HB 48.  It passed the House 68 to 29. It has been languishing there ever since.   House Bill 48 is the prominent gun law reform bill pending in Ohio.  It is a modest bill that makes only a few reforms.  It removes silly prohibitions on permit holders from carrying concealed guns in day care centers, in the unsecured areas of airports, and other "gun free zones".   It passed the House by over 2-1 (68-29) on 17 November,  and has 42 cosponsors in the...
  • Chief executive of multi-billion dollar tech giant dumped for Trump open letter

    12/05/2016 2:13:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Start-up Smart ^ | December 5, 2016 | Dominic Powell
    A senior employee at computer giant IBM has quit her job and publicly condemned her former boss, in one example of what can happen when the leaders of a business choose to get involved in politics. The employee decided to resign from her position at IBM after the company’s chief executive Ginni Rometty published an open letter to US President-elect Donald Trump following his election win. In her own open letter published on NewCo, senior content strategist in IBM’s corporate marketing department Elizabeth Wood said she could no longer work for a company “that would ignore the real needs of...
  • "I was not completely surprised when Trump won" says Rem Koolhaas (World-renowned architect)

    12/05/2016 12:35:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Dezeen ^ | December 5, 2016 | Marcus Fairs
    An obsession with cities has masked profound changes in rural America that helped Donald Trump sweep to victory in the US presidential election, according to architect Rem Koolhaas. "I'm not saying that Trump was inevitable but the scale of upheaval in the centre of America made it very understandable for me that something else was going to happen," the founder of OMA told Dezeen. "I was not completely surprised when Trump won." The Dutch architect also attacked the "complacency" of Silicon Valley firms, who have for years preached the benefits of disruption. "For me, one of the very good things...
  • Business Politicians Versus Reform Politicians

    12/05/2016 9:39:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    As a businessman, his greatest promotional tool is himself, so he will be careful not to tarnish his repute Robert A. Heinlein, in his book, ‘Time Enough For Love’, during an explanation about the many things done in the long life of the main character, wrote, “Reform politicians not only tend to be dishonest but stupidly dishonest - whereas the business politician is honest… I don’t mean that the business politicians won’t steal; stealing is his business. But all politicians are non-productive. The only commodity any politician has to offer is jawbone. His personal integrity - meaning, if he gives...
  • Is This The Death Blow For The Dakota Access Pipeline?

    12/05/2016 8:39:15 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 38 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-12-2016 | Irina
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant a permit to Energy Transfer Partners for the construction of the hotly contested section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that would have passed through Standing Rock Sioux lands. Hundreds of protesters who have been camping at the construction site for months now have celebrated the decision as a victory. The decision to withhold the permit was made by the Assistant Secretary of Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who said she made it because there were alternatives to this specific route of the Dakota Access section that could be discussed with...
  • 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...
  • What Will China Do If President Trump Starts a Trade War?

    12/04/2016 11:34:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies
    http://www.chinalawblog.com/ ^ | 30NOV16 | Adams Lee
    What Will China Do If President Trump Starts a Trade War? By Adams Lee on November 30, 2016 POSTED IN CHINA BUSINESS China Law Team By Li Feng, in the China Daily (bit.ly/2gFMaDa) During the recent presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump said “we can’t continue to allow China to rape our country” and vowed to aggressively fight back against China’s unfair trade practices. Trump promised his trade agenda would: Declare China to be a currency manipulator Impose a 45 percent tariff on all Chinese imports into the U.S. Abandon/ renegotiate “bad” trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and...
  • Kiwi analyst Michael Parker on why robots and modern China are ruining Adam Smith's Wealth of Natio

    12/04/2016 11:44:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Interest ^ | December 5, 2016 | Gareth Vaughan
    Chinese robots appear to be bringing to an end a path of "serial industrialisation" across Asia that has run for 60-odd years, says Hong Kong-based Bernstein analyst and ex-pat Kiwi Michael Parker. In a research note entitled Adam Smith vs Chinese Robots...The end of The Wealth of Nations, in one chart (not ours), Parker points out that instead of shedding low cost manufacturing as it develops, China is getting rid of the workers but not the work. Parker notes that Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, remained broadly relevant to capital allocation decisions globally for 240 years. Basically,...
  • Nigerian community in U.S. lauds appointment of Ogunlesi into Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

    12/04/2016 8:25:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The World Stage ^ | December 4, 2016 | News Agency of Nigeria
    The Nigerian community in the U.S. has lauded the appointment of Bayo Ogunlesi by President-elect Donald Trump into his Economic Advisory Team. The appointment, they said, could signal a positive trend for Africa. The Nigerians told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, that Ogunlesi had been an excellent ambassador for Africa and Nigeria in particular. Mr Michael Adeniyi, former President of a Nigerian U.S.-based group, the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. (OAN Inc), told NAN that “Bayo Ogunlesi is an excellent and extraordinary Nigerian. “He is very humble, brilliant and outstanding in...
  • U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

    12/04/2016 1:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2016 | Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone
    The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. Shifting the current target of 308 ships upwards would be "remarkably easy" as long as there is funding to pay the bill, the top uniformed Navy official said in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. "If it's resourced, it's a matter of working closely with the industrial base, and they definitely are ready to do...
  • Government coddling pipeline protesters with $7million taxpayer dollars

    12/04/2016 6:46:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it’s high time for a new slogan. Call it, ‘Save the Environment…from ‘environmental’ protesters and the U.S. Army Corps Engineers In yesteryears Hollywood got it right when it portrayed native people as being on to government authorities whom they described as: “two-faced” and wont to “speak with a forked tongue”. The governments of later generations may have fooled the masses with their doublespeak and campaign promises that melt like the snow in spring, but it’s all but impossible to fool a people who routinely faced the elements and followed herds to keep their families fed.
  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 125 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • EEOC Announces New Workplace Regs [semi-satire]

    12/03/2016 11:14:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new workplace regulations requiring employers to accommodate the languages spoken by prospective hires and current employees or “face sanctions including fines and/or revocation of permission to operate.” Oddly, the EEOC cited “the growing diversity of the nation’s workforce as the justification for the new rule.” Under the new regulations requiring employees to speak or understand English is now deemed unlawful discrimination. “Employees have the right to communicate in a language of their own choosing,” EEOC Chairperson Jenny Yang argued. “It is the employer’s responsibility to learn the language of his employees or hire...
  • Trump speaks with "president" of Taiwan, harasses her sexually

    12/03/2016 9:53:13 AM PST · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by a well-known political commentator, the father of Pajama Boy. He is a true "Obama patriot," whose views should matter little after mid-day on January 20th. Here are the thoughts of President Reject Obama:President Elect Donald Trump violated all known rules of common decency by accepting a telephone call from Taiwanese "President" Tsai Ing-wen without My permission. Indeed, Ms. Tsai did as well by placing the call without My permission. Obviously, I would not have granted permission because it was just a trick, intended to embarrass Me and My fundamentally transformed country. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 9:13:43 AM PST · by rhett october · 24 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-3-2016 | Rhett October
    This past Friday, Donald Trump focused on a second U.S. manufacturing plant that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico due to the NAFTA trade imbalance and the highest-in-the-world corporate taxes of the United States at 35%. Paying the highest business taxes in the world makes it exceptionally difficult to do business in the United States compared to many other parts of the world such as Ireland where the corporate/business tax rate is 11%. Business has thrived in Ireland since the corporate tax rate was lowered to that percentage, resulting in large numbers of new jobs as businesses grew,...
  • Marines Considering Silencing All Small Arms

    12/03/2016 5:05:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Marine Corps is considering suppressing all small arms. Military organizations have historically been slow to adopt new technologies. They have been slow to adopt optical sights, which were overwhelmingly adopted by sportsmen long before they become common for ordinary soldiers. In the U.S. that was during the first Gulf War. Suppressors have been commonly used by sportsmen around the world for decades long before widespread adoption by any military. The United States is the exception, due to irrational regulation. The Marine Corp is in the process of equipping an entire battalion with suppressed small arms. From ameriforce.net: In...
  • Sarah Palin: But… Wait… The Good Guys Won’t Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/02/2016 3:03:27 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 31 replies
    Youngcons.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Governor Sarah Palin
    When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.
  • Trump gave me "Winning AIDS"! ~ Humour

    12/02/2016 2:20:12 PM PST · by GraceG · 8 replies
    The Rebel Media ^ | The Rebel Media
    Trump gave Gavin McInnes winning AIDS.. Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgiHv5OTd0o
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Part 2: “The task of childhood”

    12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
  • The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

    12/02/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    And that is how real sponges arrived in fancy bath stores and were sold in beautiful packaging “Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek.” —Mr. Portokalis, character in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding” Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels. There are submersibles that operate at depths of 6,500 feet...
  • Buy [fill-in-the-blank]! Why the economics of the “buy local” movement is remarkably weak

    12/02/2016 8:28:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | 12/01/2016 | DON BOUDREAUX
    The argument that I make below against the economic case for “buying local” has almost certainly been made by others – perhaps, in some variety, even by me. So I here claim no originality. Still….Many advocates of “buying local” insist that buying local is good for the local economy and, hence, economically good for each person in the local economy. For a number of reasons, the economics on which the “buy local” movement rests is remarkably weak. (Just as it is a sure sign that someone has no sound grasp of economics if he or she believes that protectionism is...
  • Hilarious Christmas Video: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/02/2016 7:07:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Joe Hoft
    Hilarious Christmas Video: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years” Jim Hoft Dec 1st, 2016 6:18 pm 52 Comments Guest post by Joe Hoft This Christmas video is guaranteed to make your holiday season bright – “It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years!”
  • The Mythology of HOT Lanes

    12/02/2016 2:11:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 27, 2016 | Kevin Posey
    In July Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stood on the platform of a train station in Alexandria to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation had granted $165 million for the Atlantic Gateway project.While this is a multimodal project featuring rail, bus, and highway improvements, it was clearly the latter that most enthused the governor. At one point during his remarks, he declared that because of the road projects, “Today, the congestion is going to end!”The primary focus of the highway improvements will be an extension of the HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes on I-95 and I-395. The only other speaker...
  • Trump: There's No Global Flag, Global Currency, Global Citizenship. We'll Be United As Americans

    12/01/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tim Hains
    At Donald Trump's first post-victory "Thank You" rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, the president-elect outlined his "America First" policy. He said that attempts to "separate us by race, by age, by income, by place of birth, and by geography" were over. He said: "Now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us. You know what that is? America." He continued: "We hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a 'globalized world.' But the relationships that people value in this country are local." "There is no global anthem. No global currency. No certificate of global...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Trump team considering Sen. Joe Manchin for energy secretary

    12/01/2016 12:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By DARIUS DIXON
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the discussions. The conservative Democrat “is being considered to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal,” one source said. Manchin told POLITICO Thursday afternoon that he and his staff haven’t been contacted by Trump’s transition team and he didn't have any trips to New York City on his calendar. But Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that has become increasingly more Republican over the past decade, also didn’t...
  • An evil drug

    12/01/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Patrick D Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children; Part 1 “It’s an evil drug.” So says Dam Le, who as a boy was prescribed Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster drug Risperdal while in the custody of the Maryland foster care system.