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  • Gov. Brown: ‘Is Very Dubious’ that Global Warming Legislation Causes Job Loss

    08/27/2016 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) says that evidence that global warming solution legislation hurts jobs “is very dubious, if it exists at all.” While speaking at a press conference Wednesday night Brown praised the passage of SB32 in the California Senate, which sets a target of cutting the state’s output of heat-trapping emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. […] “The economy is an impersonal mechanism of profit-seeking enterprises who will take the world as they find it. Whether it’s a mountain or a river or a regulation or a need for bright people. People who want to invest...
  • Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa

    08/27/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 8:05 PM EDT | Scott Bauer and Ken Thomas
    Donald Trump warned Saturday of a “war on the American farmer,” telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton “wants to shut down family farms” and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump’s speech at the annual “Roast and Ride” fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst came just hours after Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee. […] “Hillary Clinton wants to shut down family farms just like she wants to shut down the mines and the steelworkers,” he said in front of a wall of straw bales at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “She will do this...
  • As Shipowners Slash Costs, Some Crews Are Left Behind

    08/27/2016 4:35:03 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 16 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | August 27, 2016 | Keith Wallis, Aradhana Aravindan
    Marooned on the medium-sized tanker Amba Bhakti that is moored close to Shanghai and is in urgent need of repair, Hasan claims he and his crew of four from India and Bangladesh have not received their wages from the owner, Varun Shipping, since February and are now owed tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A McDonald’s franchisee says he’s been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chain’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • Peter Navarro: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Got A Proven Record In Destroying Jobs’

    08/27/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business News’ Sandra Smith on Thursday that millions of jobs have been lost due to Hillary Clinton’s bad trade deals. Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He is is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus, 11/2015). He has published ten previous books,...
  • Entire Facebook Trending News Team Fired Following Breitbart Coverage

    08/27/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August | by ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook has fired its Trending News team, responsible for curating the social media network’s “Trending News” list, after Breitbart Tech began to reveal their progressive biases last month. The team is set to be replaced by a team of engineers managing an algorithm. Facebook’s Trending News feature is supposed to present users with the most popular news topics being discussed across the platform. But a Gizmodo exposé in May revealed that Trending News operated much like a traditional newsroom, with a team of “curators” selecting stories they considered newsworthy. It was later revealed that the team artificially injected stories that...
  • Guns are tax-free in Mississippi this weekend

    08/27/2016 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    It's the Magnolia State's fourth Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. It's the busiest weekend for businesses like Philadelphia Gun and Pawn. "It has been [in past years] so busy that we feel like we lost sales because we couldn't wait on everybody," says manager Richard Ray. In addition to items being tax-free, specials are being run to help buyers save even more. "If you spend a $1,000 you're already going to save $70. And everybody gets a chance to get a break on the taxes, which everybody needs to save money, and I can understand why," says Ray. Philadelphia Gun...
  • Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan

    08/27/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A new Republican proposal [by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (RINO, VA)] to resolve the long-running fight over taxing internet sales across state lines drew praise from Amazon.com Inc. and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “I am shocked Republicans would propose an internet sales tax,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) “This proposal would create a logistical nightmare for states like Oregon that don’t have or want sales taxes. I will continue to oppose any efforts to impose a national sales tax scheme on Oregonians.” Michael Needham, the chief executive officer of Heritage Action for America said, “the Republican-controlled Congress would be wise...
  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem

    08/27/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 49 replies
    NFL ^ | August 27, 2016 | Steve Wyche
    - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.[snip] "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in...
  • The media make history

    08/27/2016 8:32:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/16 | Tyrrell
    This week I am going to do something unusual. I am going to enter into a conversation with another columnist. Doing so was not so unusual a few decades back. Bill Buckley and James Jackson Kilpatrick did it when provoked and it was always interesting. Yet today a columnist is a godlike figure. Today’s columnist communicates solely with Olympus, and the result is often a bit tedious. I propose to address the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin and congratulate him on noting that mainstream media (MSM) have passed yet another milepost in their decline. Michael wrote in his column this...
  • The Bizarre Media Blackout Of Hacked George Soros Documents

    08/27/2016 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Leaked documents released a few days ago provide juicy insider details of how a fabulously rich businessman has been using his money to influence elections in Europe, underwrite an extremist group, target U.S. citizens who disagreed with him, dictate foreign policy, and try to sway a Supreme Court ruling, among other things. Pretty compelling stuff, right? Not if it involves leftist billionaire George Soros. In this case, the mainstream press couldn't care less.
  • Coastal land expands as construction outpaces sea level rise

    08/27/2016 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 August 2015 | Alister Doyle
    The Earth has gained coastal land equivalent to the size of Jamaica in the past 30 years with man-made construction outpacing erosion caused by rising sea levels, mapping data showed on Thursday. Expansion of ports off China, construction of luxury resorts off Dubai or land reclamation in the Netherlands were among causes of coastal expansion, according to a study by Dutch research group Deltares. Using satellite data with Google Earth, Deltares said coastal regions had gained a net 13,565 square kilometers (5,237 square miles) of land since 1985, roughly the size of Jamaica or the U.S. state of Connecticut. Overall,...
  • French support for the EU project is crumbling on the Left and Right

    08/27/2016 6:54:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 25 August 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    he drama of Brexit may soon be matched or eclipsed by crystallizing events in France, where the Long Slump is at last taking its political toll. A democracy can endure deflation policies for only so long. The attrition has wasted the French centre-right and the centre-left by turns, and now threatens the Fifth Republic itself. The maturing crisis has echoes of 1936, when the French people tired of 'deflation decrees' and turned to the once unthinkable Front Populaire, smashing what remained of the Gold Standard. Former Gaulliste president Nicolas Sarkozy has caught the headlines this week, launching a come-back bid...
  • "Central Banks Now Own $25 Trillion Of Financial Assets"

    08/27/2016 6:52:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 August 2015 | Tyler Durden
    With 85% of Wall Street telling Citi they expect a "dovish hike signal" from Yellen tomorrow, which means a polite request for another BTFD opportunity, even if as BofA says "expectations for a dovish Fed are coinciding with macro strength in the US (most obviously in housing & consumer spending) as well as highest level of wage inflation since Jan’10"... Risk assets are now supported by the new ”Keynesian Put”, the expectation that fiscal measures will be deployed to combat any renewed weakness in the economy/markets (independently of any larger political projects). But asset prices remain primarily supported by excess...
  • It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens(2/2/2016)

    08/27/2016 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 2/2/2016 | David North
    Some people in the United States have already filed their 2015 income tax returns — not because they are super-law-abiding, but because they want to get a check from Uncle Sam in the mail. Some savvy illegal aliens, since they can get substantial tax breaks, will have filed by now. The first day that IRS accepted returns was January 19 this year — the deadline is two and a half months away, the usual April 15. This year there is yet another tax break for illegals in the tax system. Unlike citizen and green card workers who are not participating...
  • Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump Vs. Investors

    08/27/2016 5:59:52 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8/26/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Donald Trump has a few ideas and Hillary Clinton has a slew of them about how investing should change. They have one thing in common: Both make investors nervous. Clinton wants to overhaul the rules on a scope that no other major party nominee in recent decades has conceived of. Trading could get a lot more complicated and expensive... ...Trump's proposals to cut personal and corporate income taxes ... ...his anti-trade and other policies... ...his unwillingness to take on entitlements. "Trump's plan -- if you believe it -- would be good for investment... ...Clinton has crafted policies that reflect her...
  • China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

    08/27/2016 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Li Jing
    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is likely to be made on September 2, according to sources familiar with the issue.... ...“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by...
  • TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

    08/26/2016 11:19:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active TB cases in the eight county Idaho public health district that includes Twin Falls jumped 500 percent between 2011 and 2012. One case of active TB was diagnosed in the South Central Public Health District that includes Twin Falls in 2011, and six active TB cases were diagnosed there in 2012, the year Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in the small southern Idaho city with the help of $54 million in federal, state, and local financial assistance. That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to...
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • Electronic cigarettes proving a sellout hit in Japanese market

    08/26/2016 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Japan News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Staff
    Electronic cigarettes, which do not require a flame but heat tobacco leaves to create a vapor that is inhaled, are so popular in Japan these days that demand cannot keep up with supply. The e-cigarette boom was triggered by iQOS, a product released by Philip Morris Japan K.K. Rather than burning tobacco leaves, the iQOS heats cigarettes in a small cylindrical device — all designed exclusively for each other — so that nicotine and vapors are inhaled together. Sales of iQOS began in Tokyo in September last year, before expanding nationwide in April. Even though the kit is priced as...
  • US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

    08/26/2016 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways. A new proposal Friday would impose a nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 mph, though that could change. Whatever the speed limit, drivers would be physically prevented from exceeding it.The proposal, which comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, does not force older heavy vehicles to add the...
  • Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails

    08/26/2016 3:17:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 26th, 2016 | By Sarah Westwood
    A technology company that provided the program Hillary Clinton's team used to scrub her private server of emails bragged on its website Thursday that it had prevented the FBI from accessing deleted records. BleachBit, the publicly-available application that was used to deleted some of Clinton's emails ahead of an FBI investigation, said it had not yet been served a subpoena over its involvement in the destruction of potentially classified records. A headline on the company's website read: "BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton." Rep. Trey Gowdy brought the involvement of the program to light Thursday when he told Fox News...
  • Sears Puts Kenmore, Craftsman Up for Grabs

    08/26/2016 12:59:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 26,2015
    Sears, which booked a 2Q loss, says a variety of companies are interested in the floundering retailer’s familiar appliance, tool and auto brands. More Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), which booked another loss in the second quarter, has received interest from a variety of companies eyeing the floundering retailer’s familiar appliance, tool and auto brands. The Illinois-based company has grappled with challenges at Sears and Kmart, two chains that struggling to turn things around in a tough environment for retailers. Target (NYSE:TGT), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and others have recently reported weaker sales as shoppers spend more online. Sears is facing some broader issues....
  • U.S. considering speed-limit device rule for trucks, buses

    08/26/2016 12:56:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public.
  • Dear John: ObamaCare’s Unaffordable Prices Make No Sense

    08/26/2016 12:52:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2016 | JOHN CRUDELE
    Dear John: I make approximately $25,000 a year before taxes and I make another $10,000 from rental income. My mortgage is $2,100 a month. I got ObamaCare coverage last year, and I paid approximately $230 a month with some subsidies from New York state.
  • Halal drink alleged to support jihad financing (“Sultan Drinks”, Vienna)

    08/26/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.at | 24 Aug 2016 23:16 GMT+02:00 | (Central European News)
    Link only: http://www.thelocal.at/20160824/halal-drink-alleged-to-support-jihad-financing
  • Meet the ‘Trumpocrats’: Lifelong Democrats Breaking with Party Over Clinton to Support Trump

    08/26/2016 12:45:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Meet the “Trumpocrats,” or so the sizable collection of lifelong Democrats breaking with their party. ... Rickers...phone interview: I’m a lifelong Democrat, really since I was a little kid, and I still am a Democrat. But the Clintons—for instance, where I am from, my hometown, when I was a kid we had 15 manufacturing plants and we now have one. Nobody does anything there anymore, ...The Clintons are really the cause of this, the cause of manufacturing going overseas with NAFTA and the trade deals and all of that. Donald Trump... he really does want to do something about that...
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • Family of Gun Instructor Slain by 9-Yr-Old Firing Uzi Files Wrongful Death Suit.

    08/26/2016 10:31:12 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/26/2016 | SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN
    The children of an Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old firing an Uzi at a gun range are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the business's owners. "The gun range created an unsafe and dangerous environment that ultimately lead to my dad’s death" said Ellie Vacca, the 17-year-old daughter of Charles Vacca, on "Good Morning America" today. The gun instructor’s family spoke to ABC News exactly two years after the tragic accident, saying they want the owners of shooting range to be held responsible. The wrongful death suit claims that the mini Uzi 9MM that fired the fatal...
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Healey Hurts Families

    08/26/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    Recently, rogue Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, out of whole cloth, banned the sale of the AR-15 rifle in Massachusetts as an 'evil assault weapon.' Further, she left open the possibility of confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles as 'a common sense step in preventing gun violence.' Nothing in Massachusetts law allows this but she is apparently one more Dem who thinks she's above the law. See details
  • It's a Jungle in Calais all right... (Illegal migrants)

    08/26/2016 8:15:24 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016 | Katie Hopkins
    Full Title: It's a Jungle in Calais all right but the desperate migrants menacing our truckers aren't the real problem - it's the ones we never see that you need to worry about Authorities say the French port is a no-go zone at night. And when you've been 28 hours in the cab of a truck, getting in and out of France, driving through the night, you're left in no doubt they are right. Calais is bandit country. Lawless. Ungodly. Inside the endless gates and fences, you made it. You are safe. Outside, you are a target.
  • The Ohio Turnpike gears up for self-driving car testing

    08/26/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    13 ABC ^ | August 25, 2016 | Lissa Guyton
    TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - Self-driving cars are getting closer to becoming a reality in America. Testing is underway in a few places around the country and if you travel the Ohio Turnpike, you'll soon be sharing the road with them. We spoke with drivers and the head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission about the testing. The autonomous vehicles could be on the turnpike by the end of the year. The Ohio Turnpike will be turned into a test track of sorts for the emerging technology. Randy Cole is the Executive Director of the Turnpike Commission, "It's 241 miles of...
  • US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

    08/26/2016 6:57:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 26, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. The Commerce Department said Friday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the economy, increased at an annual rate of 1.1 percent in the April-June quarter. That is slightly below its previous estimate last month of 1.2 percent growth.
  • Big Labor Tries To Eliminate Right-To-Work By Lawsuit

    08/26/2016 6:41:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 25, 2016 | George Leef
    If the judge is on your side, you can win a case despite pathetic arguments. So if the cost of losing is near zero and the possible gain from winning is huge, why not launch a suit and see what happens? That’s the thinking behind a case challenging Idaho’s Right to Work (RTW) statute on the grounds that the state is taking property that belongs to labor unions when it allows workers to keep their jobs even if they don’t pay the dues demanded by the union. The theory of the suit is that Idaho’s law (and, logically, all other...
  • The Comeback of Middle Wage Jobs

    08/26/2016 3:43:31 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 41 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | August 26, 2016 | Robert Samuelson
    One of the economy's bright spots is the job market - and it may be even brighter than it seems. Not only are there more jobs (1.3 million so far in 2016), but they may be better-paying, according to a new analysis by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Fed economists report that middle-wage workers - earning roughly $30,000 to $60,000 - represent the fastest growing segment of the labor market. By contrast, earlier in the recovery, low-wage and high-wage jobs dominated employment increases. The labor market was supposedly becoming economically "polarized," just as society was...
  • Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

    08/25/2016 8:06:38 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Anna Louie Sussman
    Growth in overall health-care spending is slowing, but middle-class families’ share of the tab is getting larger, squeezing households already feeling stretched financially. Overall, health-care spending across the economy reached 18.2% of gross domestic product as of June, up from 13.3% in 2000, according to Altarum Institute, a health research group. However, the mix of who pays has evolved. The government has taken on a larger share in recent years as more people age into Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid and provided subsidies for low-income people buying insurance on state exchanges. Middle-class households are finding more of...
  • Laura Perrins: Working class men turn their backs on work

    08/25/2016 5:04:25 PM PDT · by annalex · 114 replies
    The Conservative Woman ^ | 22nd August 2016 | Laura Perrins
    Laura Perrins: Working class men turn their backs on work By  Laura Perrins Something strange is going on with the working class men of America. Many in this class of men are no longer working, and it is not for the lack of jobs.As Charles Murray explains in White America – while upper middle class men (and their wives) work more and more, working-class men work less and less to such and extent that we must insert those quotes – the working class man, is now the ‘working’ class man. This phenomenon has caught the attention of the White...
  • Leaked memo shows how George Soros planned to overthrow Vladimir Putin and destabilise Russia

    08/25/2016 4:16:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 91 replies
    The Duran ^ | 25 August 2016 | Alex Christoforou
    DC Leaks documents detail how dangerous the Open Society and George Soros were to the preservation of the Russian Federation. While Soros has managed to thoroughly destabilise the European Union by promoting mass immigration and open borders, divided the United States by actively funding Black Lives Matters and corrupting the very corruptible US political class, and destroyed Ukraine by pushing for an illegal coup of a democratically elected government using neo-nazi strong men…one country that Soros has not bee able to crack has been The Russian Federation. Russia’s political pragmatism and humanist value system rooted in a traditional, “nation-state” culture...
  • Obama on national deficit: I didn’t build that

    08/25/2016 3:41:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 8/25/2016 | Sam Rolley
    President Barack Obama’s White House is taking a lame-duck approach to dealing with the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, telling reporters this week that it’s the next administration’s problem. The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday increased its projection for the national budget deficit in 2016 to $590 billion— that’s $56 billion more than it predicted in March. The nation’s money-watchers blamed the lagging economy’s impact on corporate tax revenues coupled with increases in mandatory government spending for the projected deficit increase. From the CBO: The deficit is growing in 2016 because revenues are up only slightly, by less than 1...
  • Recovering From the Post-Great Recession "Recovery"

    08/25/2016 3:26:50 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/25/2016 | Robert McLaughlin
    By popular measures, the U.S. economy is in the midst of one of the longest economic recoveries in its history. After all, the current economic expansion — now 85 months and counting — is the fourth-longest since 1857. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U3 unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, less than half the level seen during the depths of the Great Recession. Meanwhile, the housing market is booming and the stock markets are hovering near their all-time highs. So why does the Real Clear Politics “Direction of Country” polling average indicate that Americans believe...
  • Romney Plays The Race Card (MSM called Romney a racist in 2012, Same'ole Same'ole)

    08/25/2016 2:44:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies
    Time ^ | July 12, 2012 | Toure
    Mitt Romney went to the NAACP’s National Convention planning to get booed. It was no mistake. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg TV she believes “it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.” When Romney called the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare,” he purposely used a term that would not work with the audience in the room. When he said, “If you want a President who’ll make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. Take a look!” he was virtually taunting them the way a pro wrestler who’s playing...
  • Political injection: EpiPen maker offers discount after public outrage

    08/25/2016 12:28:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 53 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 August 2016
    Makers of the EpiPen auto-injector said they would offer a 50 percent discount after public outrage over a 500-percent price hike. Hillary Clinton was among those calling for the price reduction – and her supporters were quick to give her all the credit. EpiPen administers a quick dose of epinephrine to counter a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. The easy-to-use injector is made by West Virginia-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which bought the rights to it in 2007. Since then, the price of the EpiPen has skyrocketed, going from $100 to $600. On Thursday, Reuters seemed to give Clinton the...
  • Dear Congress: Have You Received Money From These Pharma Companies

    08/25/2016 12:01:52 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    We have been following the latest melodrama involving a "greedy" Mylan, and numerous "humanistic" US politicians, all the way up to the Democratic presidential candidate, exchange blows over the company's dramatic price increases of its EpiPen anti-allergy medication, with a healthy dose of amusement for one simple reason: if Congress wants to crack down on someone, it should crack down on itself. After all, the only reason Mylan has been able to pass the kinds of price increases that Congress is now blasting it for, is because of US laws and regulations; laws which incidentally, have been determined in Washington's...
  • Garment factories to buy into automation [Cambodia]

    08/25/2016 11:01:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Phnom Penh Post ^ | August 23, 2016 | Hor Kimsay
    Investors in Cambodia’s garment industry are increasingly purchasing modern equipment as they look to produce higher value-added products to compete in the international market and counter rising labour costs, an industry insider said yesterday. Ly Tek Heng, operation manager at the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), said rising factory worker wages were thinning margins on the production of low-value garments and footwear in the face of fierce global competition.
  • Key House Republican to Unveil Sales Tax Plan for Purchases Across State Lines

    08/25/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A top House Republican [Bob Goodlatte (RINO, Va.)] will release a new proposal in coming days that attempts to resolve the long-running dispute among retailers, state governments and online retailers over how to tax purchases made across state lines. ... sales would be taxed according to the tax base of the retailer and a single tax rate chosen by the consumer’s state, a Judiciary Committee aide said. So, for example, an Ohio company shipping a pair of pants to Maryland would use Ohio’s rules for taxing clothing and Maryland’s tax rate. Currently, that seller only collects taxes on the sale...
  • Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam

    08/25/2016 10:31:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 24, 2016
    Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam August 24, 2016 11:12 AM TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Boynton Beach tech support company which reportedly scammed its customers out of $25 million has been temporarily shut down again by court order, according to Florida’s Attorney General’s Office. The company Client Care Experts, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is owned by CEO Michael Seward and his partner Kevin McCormick. The state’s Attorney General’s Office said the operation was run out of a boiler room in Boynton Beach and employed more than 200 telemarketers at the location. The court...
  • Cartoonist’s Website Suspended After Posting Mocking Clinton Cartoon

    08/25/2016 7:42:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8-24-2016 | BEN KEW
    Popular conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison had his website suspended for the third time after he published a mocking cartoon of Hillary Clinton.
  • Sportsman's Center to cease arms rental and ammunition sales

    08/25/2016 5:38:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Media Relations Officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is facing a more than $500,000 cut to recreation programs starting Oct. 1. As a result, DFMWR had to make tough and potentially unpopular decisions to rebalance its assets and make every dollar count. Up to this point, some recreation programs have been subsidized. This is no longer possible and passing along the costs associated with these services is prohibitive, especially within Outdoor Recreation. Outdoor Recreation and the Sportsman's Center will continue all services with the exception of arms rental and ammunition sales, which will end Aug. 28.
  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 4:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 116 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 8-24-2016 | Scott Greer
    Hillary Clinton is set to deliver an entire speech on Donald Trump’s scary connections to a phenomenon known as the “alt right.”If you paid deep attention to the news during this election cycle, you might have heard the term in passing during some CNN and MSNBC segments. When used by journalists, it basically denotes online white supremacists who love Trump.Last week, the alt right earned its most attention yet after Trump announced Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon was joining his campaign as its new executive. Breitbart has gained a reputation among some journalists as a platform the alt right due...