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  • Iraqi Politician Claims Turkey Lets ISIL Sell Oil for Meager $20 a Barrel

    11/30/2015 1:52:04 PM PST · by Lorianne
    Sputnik News ^ | 28 November 2015
    Turkey allows the Islamic State terrorist group to sell Iraqi and Syrian oil for just $20 a barrel, Iraq's former National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie wrote on Saturday. In a statement posted on his Facebook page al-Rubaie, who is also a leader of the Law-Governed State parliamentary coalition, outlined Ankara’s four-pronged support for the Islamic militants, with the illegal oil trade topping the list. “First and foremost, the Turks help the militants sell stolen Iraqi and Syrian oil for $20 a barrel, which is half the market price,” Mowaffak al-Rubaie wrote. Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, is also...
  • How Green Energy Really Works

    11/30/2015 1:42:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge | 28 November 2015 | Tyler Durden
    After this week's vaporization of $29 billion of liabilities ($230 million of which was owed to the US Taxpayer) amid Abengoa's bankruptcy (Spain's 'Solyndra'), we thought it worth reminding the world's greater fools just how "green" energy works... As Pater Tenebrarum noted, oh so eloquently, Businesses that cannot possibly survive without subsidies are ipso facto not economically viable. In spite of all the high-minded pronouncements about the “need to save the planet” and how this valiant effort can allegedly be “combined with economic growth”, their existence serves primarily one function: to distribute money looted from taxpayers and consumers to assorted...
  • US Taxpayer Faces $230 Million Loss As Spain's 'Solyndra' Files For Creditor Protection

    11/30/2015 1:38:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 November 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    "The future of the company seems very black," notes on trader as the bonds and stocks of Spanish renewbles form Abengoa lives up to its name and files for creditor protection, just as we warned was likely. With the stock crashing 70% to 28c and 4-month bonds trading at just 22c on the dollar, market participants face an almost total loss.. but, as we detailed previously, it is the American taxpayer - who thanks to Ex-Im Bank loans to keep this zombie alive - face losses of $230 million as Spain's Solyndra exposes another symptom of the Oligrachic ignorance of...
  • Black Friday sales fall 10% from last year

    11/30/2015 1:32:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 28 November 2015
    Total sales in the US on Black Friday fell 10% to $10.4bn this year, down from $11.6bn in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak. The decline in sales on the traditional busiest shopping day of the year has been blamed on shops opening the day before. But this year, sales on Thanksgiving also dropped, and by the same percentage, to $1.8bn. A big reason for the decline is increased online shopping, as Americans hunt down deals on their smartphones, tablets and computers. Many retailers are also offering bargains long before Thanksgiving, limiting the impact of Black Friday specials.
  • China’s Renminbi Is Approved by I.M.F. as a Main World Currency [Video behind link.]

    11/30/2015 12:48:55 PM PST · by familyop · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 30, 2015 | KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG--The International Monetary Fund on Monday designated the Chinese renminbi as one of the world's elite currencies, a major milestone that underscores the country's rising financial and economic heft. The decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China's standing as a global economic power. Just four other currencies--the dollar, the euro, the pound and the yen--have the I.M.F. designation...Many central banks follow this benchmark in building their reserves, which countries hold to help protect their economies in times of trouble. By adding the renminbi to this group, the I.M.F....
  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 12:35:28 PM PST · by yoe · 3 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | November 29, 2015 | : Marc Morano
    Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock Climate Debate President Obama & World Leaders to Be Greeted By New Film Debuting in Paris Gala Paris red carpet premiere for new “Climate Hustle” skeptical documentary Cinéma du Panthéon, December 7, 7:30 PM CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc...
  • Trucks carrying Turkish exports blocked at Russian border: association

    11/30/2015 11:50:40 AM PST · by amorphous · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Ceyda Caglayan
    Around 1,250 trucks carrying Turkish exports have been blocked from entering Russia and are stranded at border posts awaiting clearance, a senior shipping industry representative told Reuters on Monday. Six days after NATO-member Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet in the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, calls for calm have gone largely unheeded. Ankara refuses to back down and Russia responds with sanctions. "Russia has not given permission to Turkish trucks for entry or transit passage for the past four days," Fatih Sener, managing director of Turkey's International Shippers Association (UND) said in an...
  • New York Times: Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Change Pact

    11/30/2015 11:19:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    A solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming, but on this and other climate-related questions, opinion divides sharply along partisan lines, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Two-thirds of Americans support the United States joining a binding international agreement to curb growth of greenhouse gas emissions, but a slim majority of Republicans remain opposed, the poll found. Sixty-three percent of Americans -- including a bare majority of Republicans -- said they would support domestic policy limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Public support for...
  • Dee Snider Defends Donald Trump: He's Fighting The System (Twisted Sister, on him using their song)

    11/30/2015 7:14:32 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Inquisitr - News Worth Sharing ^ | November 30, 2015 | Tim Butters
    This quoting is a one-time break from FR tradition, but I think for this one article I will do it this way. Here is the quote from the singer: "He [Trump] called and he asked, which I appreciated. I said, 'Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything—there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on' But thinking back to when I wrote the song and what the song is about, it's about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system. If anybody's doing that, he sure is. Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two extremes. They're raising holy...
  • Trump: Obama 'naive' on climate change (one of the "dumbest things" ever said, in fact)

    11/30/2015 5:23:37 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    KESQ.com / CNN ^ | POSTED: 05:13 AM PST Nov 30, 2015 | By Tal Kopan CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Donald Trump said Monday that President Barack Obama's comments that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to the U.S. is one of the "dumbest things" ever said. The GOP presidential front-runner made the comments at the same time that the President addressed a global summit of leaders on climate change in Paris on Monday morning. Trump was taking Obama to task for his past remarks that global climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the United States and the world. "I think one of the dumbest statements I've ever heard in politics --...
  • In Their Own Words: Pro-Lifers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Call Abortion Killing

    11/30/2015 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2015 | Scott Klusendorf
    Well, that didn't take long. Within hours of the Colorado shootings, abortion-choice advocates were placing blame squarely on the shoulders of pro-lifers. Apparently, we're guilty of "violent" rhetoric--that is, claiming that abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being--and that rhetoric is fueling acts of terror against abortion providers. "Do we really think that there are no consequences to claiming that abortion is murder," writes Jessica Valentiin The Guardian. "Can we stop pretending that pro-life lies don't have an effect…We know why this [attack] happened. Clinic workers who put their lives on the line every day know why this happened. Because...
  • China’s Renminbi Is Approved as a Main World Currency

    11/30/2015 9:41:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 30, 2015 | By KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved the Chinese renminbi as one of the world’s main central bank reserve currencies, a major acknowledgement of the country’s rising financial and economic heft. The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power. But it also introduces new uncertainty into China’s economy and financial system, as the country was forced to relax many currency controls to meet the I.M.F. requirements. The changes could inject volatility into the Chinese economy, since large flows of...
  • Owner of Gold King Mine feels victimized by EPA ( Colorado )

    11/30/2015 8:35:06 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Todd Hennis claims EPA planned mine spill to usher in Superfund. the Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew's triggered blowout on his property, effectively turning the Animas River into an orange spectacle. He was speechless and horrified, but not surprised ... I have been trying to make everybody aware of the dangers posed by the Sunnyside Mine pool for 14 years .. when I saw the pictures, I just felt my life was over. I just thought, Oh God, what did they do? ... Hennis, for his part, has long maintained increased flows from the Gold King Mine are a result of...
  • Paris climate change conference: Everything you need to know about the UN summit

    11/30/2015 7:53:24 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/30/2015 | Emily Gosden
    World leaders will meet in Paris on November 30 for the start of a two-week UN climate change summit, COP21. What's it all about?
  • How Uncle Sam chases away US jobs

    11/30/2015 7:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/30/2015 | By Paul Mueller and Brian Brenberg
    The Treasury Department released new rules last week to stop the steady stream of American companies relocating overseas to reduce their tax bills. But instead of fixing the cause of the problem -- one of the highest corporate-tax rates in the world -- the government is creating new ones by introducing retroactive penalties that undermine the rule of law. Treasury's latest rule changes come as New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer finalizes negotiations with Ireland-based Allergan for a merger that will headquarter the combined firm in Ireland. Pfizer will join a growing list of companies that have recently moved their headquarters...
  • Yahoo Reporter: Gender Preferences In Kids' Toys So Passé

    11/30/2015 6:52:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Growing up in a quiet Jewish neighborhood of the Bronx, I was about as far removed as could be from the gun culture. But as a five or six year old, I would beg my parents to take me to visit the toy store a few blocks away so that I could gaze longingly in the window . . . at a toy six-shooter. I share my story because I think it's typical. Of course there are exceptions, but from time immemorial the great majority of little boys have been drawn to toy weapons while little girls have largely been...
  • COP 21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    11/30/2015 4:43:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Brumfield
    The United States recognizes its role in contributing to climate change and its responsibility to address it, U.S. President Barack Obama said.... Shortly afterward, French President Francois Hollande acknowledged the magnitude of both events. "France is receiving 150 heads of state," the President said. "Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets."
  • Obama Regulators Inflate Consumers' Bank Complaints

    11/30/2015 3:31:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/27/2015 | Editorial
    Regulation: A consumer complaint portal launched earlier this year by the Obama regime to solicit anonymous, unverified gripes against banks is riddled with errors and practically unreliable. We warned as much. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau documents reveal the out-of-control agency is larding a first-of-its-kind national Consumer Complaint Database with bogus accusations against financial lenders. Over 1 in 4 of the publicly posted complaints are incorrect, according to an in-depth report by American Banker magazine. "More than 25% of the time, it turned out that the data we were looking at didn't really pan out, or it was just incorrect in...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • US Air Force Might Buy 72 new upgraded F-15 2040C or upgraded F-16 Fighter Jets

    11/29/2015 8:12:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | November 29th, 2015 | brian wang
    The U.S. Air Force might buy 72 upgraded F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates and the high cost of the F-35. The U.S. Air Force “is struggling to afford 48 F-35s a year” for the first years of full-rate production a senior Air Force officer told Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Full rate-production is slated to begin in 2019 and the U.S. Air Force wants to buy 60 planes in 2020, and 80 F-35 per year after that. This year, the Air Force is to receive 28 F-35s, whereas in 2016 the number...
  • CalPERS may lower its return target; taxpayers may have to contribute more

    11/29/2015 6:52:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 November 2015 | Melody Petersen
    xperts have warned for years that the state's largest public pension plan has overestimated how much its investments will earn, leaving taxpayers to pay billions of dollars more than expected. Now the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System is reconsidering. As soon as Wednesday, the fund's board could approve a plan that would slowly reduce to 6.5% the current 7.5% it says it expects to earn on its investments. For taxpayers, that seemingly small change is significant. Consider the average California Highway Patrol officer who now earns $105,000. Taxpayers currently contribute $47,000 a year for that officer's pension....
  • Bitcoin in a Suit: Why the Tech's Big Battle is Already Won

    11/29/2015 6:33:21 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 18 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | 11/29/15 | John Biggs
    A week ago I was in Belgrade watching a panel on "blockchain." The makeup of the panel was typical: a young, plugged-in VC, an older banker guy and a crypto-anarchistic dude in a T-shirt. It was like watching a movie called "Bitcoin is Good And Bad" for the 50th time. I knew what was happening but I couldn't look away. The panel started normally - VC guy said he liked the blockchain specifically but was iffy about those bitcoins, the older gentleman said bitcoin was bad, but then the anarchist dude was quiet. He let the banker talk. The banker...
  • Ex-CIA Chief: Obama Refused Strikes on ISIS Oil Wells Fearing 'Environmental Damage'

    11/29/2015 5:28:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 11:15 PM
    Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell says the reason why the Obama administration wouldn't bomb and destroy ISIS oil wells was out of concern about "environmental damage." Discussing President Barack Obama's thinking prior to the Nov. 13 ISIS attacks in Paris, Morell, who served as acting director twice while he was the agency's deputy director, tells interviewer Charlie Rose there's "now a sense of urgency that there wasn't before." ...
  • Planned Parenthood Official: ‘Hateful Language’ Makes People Think ‘It’s OK to Target’ Us

    11/29/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains President and CEO Vicki Cowart discussed Friday’s shooting that took the lives of three people in Colorado and said the “hateful language” surrounding Planned Parenthood makes some think “it’s OK to target Planned Parenthood.”Cowart said, “We have experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech, such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion and we have seen that across the country from all sort of speakers in the last few months. I can’t believe that this isn’t contributing to some folks mentally unwell...
  • Islamic State Plans To Flood Europe With Heroin. Could Make £33 Billion As Oil Revenues...

    11/29/2015 3:39:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/29/15 | Liam Deacon
    Top terrorism experts have warned that Islamic State (ISIS) is planning to flood the UK and other European nations with heroin. The terror group now controls most of the Class A drug trafficked into Europe from Afghanistan and is making huge profits from the criminal trade.Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) believes ISIS could make £33bn ($50bn) through the sale of heroin in Europe. The United Nations (UN) said that the “magnitude of the numbers involved” makes the relationship between terrorists and drug traffickers “worrisome”.Around half of all Europe’s heroin is moved through ISIS controlled territory in Iraq. Criminal gangs who pay...
  • Clinton will unveil $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs

    11/29/2015 2:49:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Clinton will unveil $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs By Amanda Becker BOSTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the next month, beginning with a $275 billion infrastructure spending plan that will be released this week. Clinton's plan to increase the federal government's spending on infrastructure by $275 billion over the next five years will be fully paid for by changing how businesses are taxed, a campaign aide said, without providing any details. Of the total amount, $25 billion will be earmarked for an infrastructure bank. Clinton's campaign...
  • Europe Will Pay Turkey €3 Billion To Halt Refugee Exodus

    11/29/2015 9:41:47 AM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    In the aftermath of last week's dramatic events which have seen Turkey make a unilateral breach of NATO's unwritten rules of engagement by taking down a Russian jet, coupled with an assault on civil right and expression of speech when two journalists were arrested for exposing Turkish arms smuggling to Syria, culminating with the assassination of a prominent enemy of the state on live TV, one would expect that the "democratic, humanistic" western countries would at least issue a harsh condemnation of Erdogan's behavior. That won't happen: instead, the European Union will pay Turkey $3.2 billion to help it stop...
  • Lawyer For Displaced Disney Workers: 1,200 American Workers Training Their Foreign Replacements

    11/29/2015 8:44:34 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Sara Blackwell, the Florida attorney representing the former Disney workers that were replaced by foreign workers told Breitbart News Daily that there are 1,200 Americans in New York who will suffer the same fate as the Disney workers."Right there in New York, 1,200 Americans are training their replacements" Blackwell said. Adding that it's also, "happening at AT&T right now." [...]This week, she filed a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the former workers alleging that they are victims of national origin discrimination."I think that it's an immigration reform issue, but more than that it's...
  • Obama's House of Cards (A re-post?)

    11/29/2015 8:25:22 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    Independant Institute ^ | September 15, 2015 | S. Fred Singer
    Introduction President Obama seems anxious to shore up his legacy in several disparate areas: concluding a nuclear deal with Iran; reaching an international climate accord in Paris in December 2015; phasing out fossil fuels for electric generation in favor of wind and solar; and also: shoring up Obamacare before the inevitable cost explosion; irreversibly changing the ethnic and moral make-up of the US; destroying the middle class and making a larger fraction dependent on government hand-outs. Obviously, many books can be written on these topics and on others, like immigration, race relations, education, gun control, and the generally increasing involvement...
  • The $400 billion ripoff that could destroy the Greek bailout

    11/28/2015 4:51:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 November 2014 | Nasos Koukakis
    As if Greece didn't have enough economic market woes, last week foreign investment funds managed to take control of four of the country's largest banks — Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank — through $6.42 billion worth of capital increases and a complex set of legal manipulations. As a result, bank shares sold like penny stocks, diluting state ownership in these important institutions that have assets totaling $358 billion. The country's stake in the National Bank of Greece dropped to 24 percent from 57 percent, and in Eurobank it fell to 2.4 percent from 35 percent,...
  • "On The Cusp Of A Staggering Default Wave"

    11/28/2015 4:40:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    The Energy Intelligence news and analysis creator and aggregator is not one to haphazradly throw around hyperbolic claims and forecasts. So when it gets downright apocalyptic, as it did this week in a report titled "Is Debt Bomb About to Blow Up US Shale?", people listen... and if they are still long energy junk bonds, they panic. The summary: "The US E&P sector could be on the cusp of massive defaults and bankruptcies so staggering they pose a serious threat to the US economy. Without higher oil and gas prices -- which few experts foresee in the near future --...
  • Gold prices plummet to 6-year low

    11/28/2015 11:20:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 at 1:55 PM | marilynn malara
    Due to what industry analysts say is a strengthening U.S. dollar, an expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve and an apparent Chinese stock market slump, the precious metal's prices temporarily fell to a longtime low of $1,051 an ounce. The commodity's price closed at $1,055.90 on the New York Mercantile Friday, CNN reports. The price indicates gold's decline in popularity since reaching its highest price of $1,890 in 2011.
  • An endorsement for #BlackLivesMatter to shut down all commerce in all cities

    11/28/2015 6:45:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Black Lives Matter, not Black Friday!No Justice, No Shopping!If you took time out from holiday festivities with family and friends to watch the news at all yesterday (likely a bad idea to begin with) you are probably aware of the large scale Black Lives Matter protests which essentially shut down holiday shopping on Chicago’s Miracle Mile. It wasn’t as if they weren’t telegraphing their punches because organizers, including Jesse Jackson, had announced the disruptions days in advance. Here are a few of the sights and sounds.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The crowds, understandably angry over the more than...
  • Do You Remember When Black Friday Actually Still Mattered In America?

    11/28/2015 6:00:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 90 replies
    Daily Coin ^ | 11/28/2015 | Staff
    Once upon a time, "Black Friday" was a major event in the United States. Yes, the mainstream media is still endlessly hyping it up, and major retailers are still rolling out their "incredible deals", but it appears that most Americans are tiring of this particular gimmick. Or perhaps it is just that U.S. consumers don't have as much discretionary income as they once did. As you will see below, retail traffic this Black Friday was "much, much slower" than anticipated. And expectations were not great anyway - the number of shoppers was down last year, and it was being projected...
  • The End of Academic Elites [as Internet changes accelerate]

    11/28/2015 12:50:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    Unlike the revolution started by the printing press which soon stabilized, internet changes are not merely drastic but continually accelerating.The internet has changed everything, so much so that even I, a man who has been online for 19 years, am constantly amazed at the pace of accelerated change. The printing press changed the world in a few decades in the 16th century. The internet is even more revolutionary. Even more so than the press, the internet has evaporated prior means of didactic instruction. The printing press created change, but only the rich could afford to buy one. For less than...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...
  • Murdoch: Tribune papers likely to be sold, LA Times split off

    11/27/2015 7:44:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/15 | Dan Levine
    Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad.Murdoch, who is also co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment and broadcast group, made his comments on Twitter.In September Tribune's board said the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune were "a cornerstone of our company's portfolio and a key component to our success in the future."Murdoch did not say...
  • Consumer spending up weak 0.1 percent in October

    11/27/2015 7:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    wwnt ^ | Frances Clayton
    The Commerce Department said Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 1.3 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in September. Wages and salaries shot up 0.6%, the largest increase since May. The increase matched expectations. That rate of change illustrates acceleration from the 0.2 percent increase in September, but falls in line with the rate of change throughout the summer of 2015, indicating little hint of a strong acceleration in wage growth. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $15.2 billion, or 0.1 percent, consistent with the previous month....
  • VIDEO=> Liberal CBS Reporter Claims Right Wing Extremism More Dangerous Than Radical IslamLiberal CB

    11/27/2015 7:10:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Before the smoke cleared at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs today a CBS reporter claimed right-wing extremism is more dangerous than radical Islam. “As we’ve seen more people in this country have been killed by rightwing extremists that radical Islamist extremists.” Well, except for 9-11… and those 3,000 dead Americans. That was sort of a big deal at the time.As of 8:30 PM Eastern the shooter or motive has not been identified.Wow! Video via Young Cons:(video at link)For the record – Here is a list of the left-wing shooters we’ve endured over the past several years. THE LIST:...
  • There’s Big Money in Global Warming Alarmism

    11/27/2015 6:39:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/27/15 | William M Biggs
    A sociologist with no training in the physical sciences is puzzled why most Americans think the world is not doomed by global warming. So flummoxed is Yale’s Justin Farrell that he decided to study the question in the most scientific way possible. And he managed to publish his results, “Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change,” in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.What do you think his conclusions were? Perhaps that thirty years of failed temperature predictions boosted Americans’ skepticism? Or that the obvious eagerness of politicians to leverage exaggerated fears have left many skittish? Or...
  • BDS fail: Pro-Palestinian group uses Israeli firm to build site (SJP uses Wix)

    11/27/2015 6:37:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 4:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The University of Denver's branch of Students for Justice in Palestine decided to build a new website in order to disseminate its call for a boycott of Israel. However, the creators of the website failed to realize that the company they used to build the site, Wix, is an Israeli company that provides a free platform for web development. Another website, Israellycool.com, noticed the ironic BDS fail and reported about it, before the Students for Justice in Palestine website was taken down to be replaced with an error message. ...
  • [Protesting] Workers scarce at Walmart protests

    11/27/2015 6:35:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/27/15 | Sean Higgins
    Walmart workers were scarce at the much-hyped Black Friday protests against the retailer's wages and employment policies. Even protesters who didn't work at the stores were hard to find. An estimated 50 people showed up at a store in East Green Brush, N.Y., to protest the firing of Walmart employee Thomas Smith earlier this month. Thomas was allegedly let go for redeeming $2 worth of cans and bottles left behind in a shopping cart. Walmart said he was fired because Smith had failed to disclose his prior criminal history when he was hired, a claim Thomas disputed. A group of...
  • Germans reluctant to go green, survey finds

    11/27/2015 4:54:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Nov 2015 16:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    87 percent of Germans see climate change as a threat to humans and nature, according to an online survey by research institute YouGov this week. But should oil and coal prices be raised to pay for the damage caused by climate change? Of the 2,048 Germans surveyed, less than half were in favor of this idea. Just 39 percent of Germans make an effort to save electricity, the survey found - while just 22 percent of respondents said they have reduced their car travel to lessen their impact on the climate. ...
  • Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

    11/27/2015 12:16:18 PM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago-the "Magnificent Mile"-in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald. The 17-year-old was killed in October 2014, and was apparently armed with a knife at the time. Video of the shooting released on Tuesday, however, shows that he was walking away from police at the time he was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Turnout was strong despite 39-degree weather and rainy conditions. Demonstrators shouted "16 shots!" and "No justice, no...
  • Streaming TV: Free Market Costs Leftwing ESPN 7 Million Subscribers

    11/27/2015 10:52:41 AM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    But you are being robbed by left-wing propagandists to pay for their left-wing propaganda.Cut the cord, America.For America.
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 91 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Why do you never see gasoline taxes itemized on your receipt? The answer will shock you

    11/27/2015 8:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    In April 2014, I suddenly realized that when you buy gasoline, the receipt does not list all the different taxes you have to pay.  So I emailed the Illinois Policy Institute (https://www.illinoispolicy.org) and asked them to make up a facsimile of a gas receipt.  Here's what they came up with, and they featured it in a story on their website.  Turns out a gallon of gas in Chicago has eight taxes on it.  In Park Ridge adds two cents more.  (I think today they are higher.)  I went to a neighborhood gas station – the owner was a nice...
  • Chinese shares plunge 5.5% as authorities probe brokers over violations

    11/27/2015 7:16:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Chao Deng
    Chinese shares plunge 5.5% as authorities probe brokers over violations By Chao Deng Published: Nov 27, 2015 3:25 a.m. ET Chinese authorities’ investigations into two major Chinese brokerages over suspected violations drove shares in Shanghai sharply lower Friday. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -5.48% fell 5.5% to 3,436.30, the largest daily percentage loss since Aug. 18. The losses wiped out most of Shanghai’s gains this month and the index remains down 38% from a June peak. The benchmark is still up 1.6% month-to-date, and up 14% from its August low. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -1.87% shed 1.6%, putting it...
  • Video: Who’s really protesting Walmart?

    11/27/2015 6:26:58 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Tis the season, once again upon us, when an age old tradition returns to cities and towns across the nation. I don’t mean the usual Thanksgiving feasts of yesterday or even the commercial mayhem of Black Friday. We’re talking about the annual protests of Walmart by their beleaguered workers who want a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage and, much more to the point, official union representation. The OurWalmart campaign was back at it as usual, preparing to disrupt holiday shopping plans for the masses who prepare to launch into the Christmas giving season. But who are these protesters, really?...
  • Celebrate, America, Because The First TV Channel Dedicated To Selling Guns Is Almost Here

    11/27/2015 5:57:51 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | Eric Owens
    Are you the kind of person who likes the Home Shopping Network but thinks it could be massively improved with a lot less jewelry and a lot more firearms and concealed weapons apparel for women? If so, next year will be a banner year for you because GunTV, a new, 24-hour live-shopping channel dedicated to the sale of guns and gun-related gear, is scheduled for a January 2016 launch. The station will be run by The Social Responsibility Network (which appears to run nothing else). Louisiana-based Sports South, a 174-year-old distributor of guns and ammunition, is a partner in the...