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  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington — the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure “would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets,” the Kremlin said in a...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Ranked Fourth Among Most-Used Desktop OS One Month After Release

    09/02/2015 12:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    BIDNESS ETC ^ | 09/02/2015 | MARTIN BLANC
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) may have had several ups and downs following the release of Windows 10 last month, but statistics revealed by NetMarketShare indicate the company’s final OS is placed fourth among all desktop operating systems. According to a report by CNet earlier today, Microsoft’s latest OS has garnered 5.2% share of all web traffic generated from desktop-based systems this month. Previously, Windows 10 was released as a technical preview since October. However, the preview did not help register many users until it was revealed as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1, starting July 29. In its first...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Put a fork in her, because Hillary's done. Nobody will ever trust her again

    09/02/2015 11:35:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/2015 | Piers Morgan
    It’s over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. It’s not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skim. It’s not because she couldn’t work out how to watch ‘Parks and Recreation’ or ‘The Good Wife’ on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that she’s simply too old for the top job in America. It’s not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this...
  • Obama Job Approval Down to 52% Among U.S. Union Workers [Happy Labor Day]

    09/02/2015 10:11:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/15
    Leading into this year's Labor Day holiday, 52% of U.S. union members approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, down slightly from 56% in the first quarter of 2015 and one percentage point above his personal low among this group. At the same time, the average rating of the president among those who are not union members has been flat at 46%. .....Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 1-Aug. 30, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 25,795 working adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S....
  • Fret not, McDonald's all day breakfast will start nationally on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    AOL ^ | September 2, 2015
    McDonald's and breakfast lovers, rejoice! After the much anticipated wait, company officials have announced that they will start serving breakfast all-day on October 6. The vote was made last week by the franchise leadership council. If all of this sounds familiar, it's because it is. For the past several months, McDonalds has been testing the notion of all-day breakfast in several markets. Customers wanted to be able to grab a hash brown, or Egg McMuffin whenever they wanted. McDonald's USA President Mike Andres told The Wall Street Journal, "This is the consumers' idea. This is what they want us to...
  • Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

    09/02/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Katie Tubb
    ....Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the U.N. climate deal in Paris this December. So far less than one third of countries have submitted plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the Wall Street Journal’s count. According to Obama, “Climate change is happening faster than we’re acting” and the world is facing a future of more fires, more melting, more warming, more suffering. But there are at least two major problems with his focus on global warming as he’s presented it in Alaska....
  • The main problem is not China but Obama financial regulations

    09/02/2015 8:41:08 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    Deflationary Thoughts ^ | 09/02/2015 | Deflationary Thoughts
    What is the topic that dominates today conversations in financial circles? “It isn’t Greece, or the U.S. economy, or China…It is the lack of liquidity in the markets and what this might mean for the world economy—and their businesses. Market veterans say they have never experienced anything like it.
  • It's amateur hour in China

    09/02/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 1, 2015 | Rick Newman
    This is the next superpower? You’ve got to be kidding. Anybody expecting China to dominate the world must be wondering how the Keystone Kops managed to take over the Politburo in Beijing. China has embarked on a long odyssey to prove that capitalism can work within the confines of a communist government. There have been many impressive successes. But the failures—including those we’ve seen on display this summer—reveal that China is nowhere near the global powerhouse it imagines itself to be or some western declinists fear it will become. The follies in China’s financial markets during the past two months...
  • ADP Jobs Data Misses Again, Drops YoY For 7th Month In a Row

    09/02/2015 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Following its disapppointing tumble in July (having missed expectations for 6 of the last 7 months), August ADP printed another miss at 190k against expectations of a 200k rise with last month revised lower. As the energy sectyoir continues to bleed jobs at a rate of 10k per month, ADP's Zandi notes that manufacturing jobs growth is all auto-related (which is extremely worryinmg given the size of inventories). Job groiwth was largely driven by small businesses (85k) as opposed to large business (40k) with Service-producing goods drastically outpacing manufacturing job growth (173k to 17k). Perhaps most notably, ADP jobs...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Barbara Mikulski 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal

    09/02/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    WBAL TV11 ^ | 9-2-15
    Move ensures landmark Obama victory WASHINGTON —Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory. Mikulski on Wednesday issued the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action international agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: "In accordance with the law, Congress has been reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the past 45 days. I have spent countless hours reading, being briefed and pouring over the intelligence. I have diligently worked to make an informed decision, one that weighs risk and considers a future 10, 15,...
  • Fox News anchor who shares same name as hamster toy sues Hasbro for $5M

    09/02/2015 7:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Dareh Gregorian
    A Fox News anchor says she’s no hamster—or choking hazard. In papers filed in New Jersey Federal Court, Harris Faulkner says she’s suffered “substantial commercial and emotional damage” from a plastic hamster doll that shares her name.
  • Is Fear of China Selling Treasurys Overdone?

    09/02/2015 7:04:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Min Zeng
    China is stirring up the U.S. Treasury market’s pot again. Early last week, sales from China were blamed by traders on why the rally in long-term Treasury debt was muted despite a sharp plunge in global stocks and crude oil prices. Tuesday, the movements in bond market prices again raised speculation that China was in the market selling bonds again to keep in check the bond market’s price strength. While the sales help explain why long-term U.S. bond yields have failed to drop sharply over the past few weeks, analysts and traders don’t expect yields to rise significantly. The bond...
  • Why Walmart Is Reducing Worker Hours, After Raising the Minimum Wage — and Other Lessons in Reality

    09/02/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    News item: There is a new cholesterol-control drug on the market, Repatha, which is enormously beneficial to people who suffer serious side effects from the statins commonly used to control cholesterol or who derive no benefit from statins. Some 17 million Britons are potential beneficiaries of the drug, but they will not be able to use it, because the United Kingdom’s version of Sarah Palin’s death panel — which bears the pleasingly Orwellian name NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence — says it is too expensive. The United Kingdom’s single-payer health-care system is effectively a monopoly, and...
  • Majority of Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

    09/02/2015 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Mark Krikorian
    A new report by my colleague Steven Camarota finds that most immigrant households use welfare. That immigrants receive taxpayer-funded benefits at higher rates than the native-born isn’t a new finding. But previous research (including by CIS) has never found such a high rate. The reason is that Camarota used a different Census Bureau data source, the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), that is more difficult to use but, as its name suggests, provides the most comprehensive view of welfare use (a.k.a “program participation”). The study shows that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households use at least one welfare...
  • How Pro-Life Clinics Can Compete With Big Abortion

    09/02/2015 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Amy Otto and Luma Simms
    Cecile Richards has pounded the drum till its skin has worn thin: Women’s healthcare is in danger. Without Planned Parenthood, women will die. Women will have no way to obtain pap smears, breast exams, and birth control, unless the half a billion taxpayer dollars a year keeps flowing into her hands. On its face, this seems relatively ridiculous. We have Obamacare, which mandates “free” birth control. We have Republicans looking to make birth control even easier to obtain by making it available in stores. One wonders if Planned Parenthood got the memo from the Centers for Disease Control that aggregates...
  • 2015: The Year China Goes Broke?

    09/02/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 1, 2015 | Gordon G. Chang
    Beijing’s efforts to defend both stocks and the currency are severely straining its finances. China, the Financial Times noted Friday, could exhaust its foreign exchange reserves within a year as it defends the value of its plunging currency, the renminbi. The paper’s arithmetic is correct of course, but the projection, which at first sounds alarming, is actually optimistic. Beijing might be broke in months—and maybe by the end of this year—despite now holding the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, the Chinese central government has been supporting stock valuations through various means, especially the direct purchases of...
  • Ninth Planned Parenthood video fuels accusations of extensive lawbreaking

    09/02/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Valerie Richardson and David Sherfinski
    The takeaway moment from the latest fetal tissue video comes when a woman identified as Advanced BioScience Resources’s Perrin Larton recounts cases in which the fetus “just fell out” during an abortion procedure. Depending on what happened next, that could be an unfortunate accident — or it could be a violation of the national Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Released Tuesday, the ninth undercover video from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress fuels the growing contention that those involved in the fetal tissue procurement business, including Planned Parenthood, may have broken as many as a half-dozen federal laws.
  • Is StemExpress Intimidating Former Employees?

    09/02/2015 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    .flashreport.org ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Katy Grimes
    The ugly truth about the business side of the abortion culture in America recently became even more gruesome. The undercover operation of the Center for Medical Progress revealed Planned Parenthood’s government subsidized abortion and political business has also been raising funds by harvesting and selling fetal body parts. Nothing is off the table – brain matter, eyes, hands, livers, hearts, lungs, and assorted tissue from aborted infants in various stages of development. The accompanying videos show Planned Parenthood abortion doctors talking about their work as if its just another day at the office, and they are negotiating bulk sales of...
  • Baby Organ Trafficker: These Pro-Lifers Are Making Life Really Difficult For Us

    09/02/2015 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | By Sean Davis | September 1, 2015
    A new undercover sting video from the Center for Medical Progress shows a fetal organ procurement director complaining about how pro-lifers are making business difficult for baby organ traffickers. The video features a conversation between a prospective baby organ buyer/researcher and Perrin Larton, the procurement director for Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), a California-based non-profit organ middleman. In one portion of the video, Larton brags that while President George W. Bush banned federal funding for research on new embryonic stem cell lines, taxpayer-funded research on aborted baby body parts was not banned. “Now they’re trying to make abortion illegal, and that’s...
  • Huma Complained She Wasn't Paid Enough

    09/02/2015 6:16:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9-1-15 | Shoshanna Weissman
    In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends. In 2012, Abedin transitioned to being a "special employee," meaning she could hold several jobs in addition to her role at the State Department. Presumably, that meant she got a raise. As the Washington Post notes, At the time, Abedin held four jobs with four different employers — an arrangement allowed by...
  • China Slowdown Hits U.S. Factories, Tests Fed’s Resolve [U.S. MANUFACTURING HIT BY FALLING EXPORTS]

    09/02/2015 4:17:17 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 25 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    Manufacturing indexes hit multiyear lows in the U.S. and China, exacerbating global growth concerns and roiling markets again as the Federal Reserve enters the home stretch toward deciding whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The S&P 500 fell 3% Tuesday, dashing hopes that the market had stabilized after plunging early last week. Official data from China showed a factory sector in contraction for the first time since the winter and at its lowest in three years — fresh evidence that the world's No. 2 economy is downshifting much faster than the government...
  • HSAs are popular, cost-efficient & empower individuals. No wonder ObamaCare will crush them.

    09/02/2015 4:12:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Workers across the country will soon learn just how big President Obama's "keep your plan" lie was when ObamaCare costs them their beloved Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • The prospect of a collapsing, homicidal Trump spire did little to slow business

    09/02/2015 2:33:14 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    National Pos ^ | September 1, 2015 | Richard Warnica
    TORONTO — Outside the quarantine zone Tuesday, life carried on as usual. Cars backed up. Fire trucks idled. Men (and women) went about their business. But inside the cordon, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, things were oddly, eerily calm. A lone police officer stood on Bay Street, looking bored and chewing gum, while outside the tape, office workers looked up, craned their necks and gaped. Toronto Police blocked off a congested clump of streets in the commercial core for more than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday. The culprit: a wonky, but as it turned out perfectly safe, spire...
  • Donald Trump Says China

    09/02/2015 1:01:01 AM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 AUG 2015
    Donald Trump Says "China"
  • Obama picks up more support for Iran deal, needs one more senator to prevail

    09/02/2015 12:27:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-2-15 | Stephen Dinan
    Two more Democrats announced support Tuesday for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, putting the White House a single senator away from assuring it can prevent Congress from scuttling the agreement and leaving GOP leaders hoping to avoid an even bigger embarrassment of losing to a filibuster. With about 10 Democrats still to decide, it’s a lock that at least one of them will back Mr. Obama, giving him the 34 votes needed to uphold his expected veto of a bill to halt the deal.
  • Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About....

    09/01/2015 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About the ‘Really Weird Thing’ Surrounding Fetal Tissue Research A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the ninth video in its ongoing undercover series purporting to show the sale of aborted fetal body parts, with one secretly recorded subject seemingly alleging that some clinic staff in the past were potentially compensated for exclusive access to tissue procurement. Cate Dyer, founder of StemExpress, once worked at Advanced Bioscience Resources, a research group that is reported to have long ties to Planned Parenthood, told actors posing as fetal tissue...
  • Volatile Dow sheds nearly 500 points - Economic indicators suggest 'more to come'

    09/01/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average resumed posting losses in the hundreds of points, dropping briefly in late afternoon trading under the threshold 16,000 level. The Dow closed at 16,058.35, having rebounded from market lows, but still 469.68 points down. Canada announced Tuesday the Canadian economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year, qualifying as a recession. Meanwhile, China’s official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, marking its lowest level since August...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready – because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

    09/01/2015 8:08:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Reuters
    Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer from fat and sodium, researchers report. "We can create policies that will nudge us toward healthier behaviors," said senior author Marie Bragg, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. The proposed policy, which was introduced to the New York City Council, says fast food meals that come with a small toy must include...
  • Unemployed More Likely To Shop, Watch TV, or Play Sports Than Look For a Job

    09/01/2015 7:28:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ali Meyer
    Unemployed individuals in America are more likely to go shopping, watch TV, or play sports on an average day than to look for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Less than one in five of America’s unemployed, or 18.2 percent, participated in job search and interview activities on an average day, according to the BLS data from the American Time Use Survey. Yet 40.8 percent of the unemployed shopped on the average day by store, telephone, or Internet. Of those who shopped, 21.5 percent of those shopped for items other than groceries, food, or...
  • [Nat'l Institutes of Health] NIH Bills Taxpayers for Aborted Baby Body Parts

    09/01/2015 7:20:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government uses taxpayer dollars to buy body parts harvested from aborted babies, according to a new video.The Center for Medical Progress released a ninth video featuring major Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources on Tuesday. The company’s procurement manager, Perrin Larton, said that one of the company’s biggest buyers is the National Institutes of Health.“We continued to send tissue to people like NIH,” Larton told the undercover videographers. “Even though the government was paying for it, fetal tissue weren’t put in that little box of embryonic because it’s different.”An NIH spokeswoman declined to comment on the use of...
  • Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/15 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that “thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. (“PPGC”) from its Medicaid program.” “If Louisiana terminates PPGC from participation in its Medicaid program without providing any justification related to PPGC’s qualifications to perform or bill...
  • Fox News Will Air Exposé of Planned Parenthood’s Baby-Parts Scandal

    09/01/2015 7:00:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/1/15 | Austin Ruse
    Fox News is reportedly set to air Planned Parenthood: The Hidden Harvest on September 4 at 10 p.m., which will shine a light on the controversial undercover videos that have gone viral.The hour-long report will look inside the undercover campaign of David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress, how they trained themselves to be experts in at least talking about the arcane world of baby-parts harvesting, and how they wormed their way into a position of trust with senior managers of Planned Parenthood and tissue procurement companies who buy from them.Troy Newman, president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue,...
  • Planned Parenthood on Sanger: She 'Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements'

    09/01/2015 6:56:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/1/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday focused on black pastors demanding that a bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger be removed from the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) criticized the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider. "There is no doubt that Margaret Sanger made some controversial, harmful statements that Planned Parenthood does not uphold,” Alencia Johnson told NPR. “What we do know is that her fight for birth control access for all women — and her partnership with leaders like W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod...
  • Suit: The Minimum Wage Is A Ploy To ‘Break’ The Franchise Model

    09/01/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Franchisees argued in an appeals court Tuesday that the Seattle $15 minimum wage doesn’t just disproportionately hurt their businesses, it was designed to be that way.Seattle led the way in implementing a $15 minimum wage back in June of 2014. To help mitigate the potential for economic harm, the increase was written to phase in over the course of several years, with small businesses allowed extra time to adjust. Small businesses except individually owned franchisees.“Hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses and thousands of their employees are unfairly threatened by Seattle’s new law,” The International Franchise Association President Steve Caldeira said back...
  • Muslima Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Hamas-CAIR Claims Airline Violated Her...

    09/01/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/1/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do.A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant when half your job is serving alcohol?This is just like the devout Muslim who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab.The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job....
  • Mitch McConnell: This Congress won’t be able to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 4:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/1/15 | Mike DeBonis
    Attempts by Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding are destined to fail as long as President Obama is in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "We just don't have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like," McConnell said in an interview taped Monday with WYMT-TV, which serves eastern Kentucky. "I would remind all of your viewers, the way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it, and the president has to sign it. The president's made it very clear he's not going to sign any bill that includes defunding...
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...
  • ConocoPhillips to cut 10 percent of global workforce

    09/01/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    fuelfix.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | | By Collin Eaton
    Daren Beaudo, a company spokesman, confirmed that an internal communication was sent to employees earlier this week informing them of the upcoming staff reductions. Most of those affected workers will receive layoff notifications next month. The largest portion of the job cuts will come from North America, he said, where the Houston oil producer drills for crude from the oil sands in northern Canada to the shale plays in South Texas. The firm will also trim about 1,000 core contractors from its workforce. Beaudo said ConocoPhillips has informed employees, city and state agencies that more than 500 of the firm’s...
  • Acne Confirms: Fashion's Ideal Woman is a 12 Year Old Boy (Ewww!)

    09/01/2015 2:48:40 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/1/15 | Leeann Duggan
    -SNIP- "WWD announced that the forthcoming fall campaign by fashion-forward Swedish brand Acne Studios will star Frasse Johansson, who is a 12-year-old boy. Who is modeling very expensive clothes meant for adult women."
  • Planned Parenthood Video Makers Respond To Organ Harvesters’ PR Campaign

    09/01/2015 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    “Planned Parenthood is using virtually every tool in its lobbying arsenal to defend against attacks from conservatives and anti-abortion activists,” a story in the Washington Post begins. “Planned Parenthood’s counter-offensive is widespread and varied and is unfolding inside and outside the Beltway.” A huge part of that was rolled out last week when Planned Parenthood had allies in the media publicize a report it had commissioned and paid for from not just any Democratic opposition research firm, but one known for being particularly partisan and hostile to social conservatives. The Democratic opposition research team’s report said that undercover videos revealing...
  • September Slip: Markets Pounded Amid Factory Fears

    09/01/2015 2:06:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    FOX Business ^ | September 01, 2015 | Victoria Craig
    ·In the U.S., a gauge on factory activity from the Institute for Supply Management saw a bigger-than-expected drop in August to 51.1 from 52.7 in July. Wall Street anticipated a shallower drop to 52.6. The reading, though still in expansion territory, was the lowest since May 2013. The global picture wasn’t much better, and is what helped drive the selloff in world markets. Overnight, data from China showed the nation’s manufacturing sector slipped to a three-year low and back into contraction territory for the first time in six months, though mostly in-line with expectations, while the services sector also showed...
  • Colorado State University Caught Signing Contract With Planned Parenthood to Buy Aborted Babies

    09/01/2015 1:46:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Sep 1, 2015 |
    New documentation shows Colorado State University (CSU) signed a five-year contract with the local Planned Parenthood abortion business to purchase the body parts of aborted babies. In 2013, CSU purchased fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility in San Jose, California via a company called Stem Express. In total, nine specimens were harvested from eight different aborted babies killed in abortions at that Planned Parenthood clinic and the purchase order reveals CSU bought two body parts, including an aborted baby’s liver. This came to light after the Center for Medical Research (CMP) released a video of Planned Parenthood’s...
  • Senate Will Vote a 2nd Time to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies

    09/01/2015 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell says the Senate will vote a second time to attempt to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business which has been caught in a series of videos selling aborted babies and their body parts. The news comes after reports that the House of Representatives is planning a vote on legislation in a couple weeks that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The two votes would follow one the Senate had weeks ago, which saw Senate Democrats filibuster and block legislation to revoke $550 million in taxpayer funding. While McConnell says the senate will hold another...
  • Obama Admin: There’s Not “Sufficient Reason” to Justify De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 1:33:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    The state of Louisiana is in court fighting for its right to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. But the Obama administration thinks differently. The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. Today, in court papers filed the same day a 9th video showed the abortion company selling aborted babies, the Obama administration sided with Planned Parenthood in the lawsuit. AP has more on the Obama administration’s reaction today: The U.S....
  • In This Corner . . . It's Griffin Vs. Trump, And The Prize Is Resorts (Jurassic 1988 Article)

    09/01/2015 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Philly.com ^ | March 24, 1988 | Jennifer Lin
    Mr. Trump said he is not selling," said Jack Nusbaum, a lawyer for Trump. But Griffin is undeterred: On Tuesday, he raised the ante for Resorts to $295 million and said the six directors of Resorts - only half of whom are independent of Trump - could decide how to divvy up the money among investors. ... Financial experts say the latest offer from Griffin is so shrewdly constructed that the board's rejection of it is bound to draw legal fire. Trump's own offer to buy Resorts, as a result, could be seriously delayed in court. ... "This is bigger...
  • Canada officially enters recession

    09/01/2015 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 15 replies
    Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year. The economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It is Canada's second recession in seven years. The data reflects fears about the health of the global economy as more gloomy evidence emerged of a slowdown in China, a main engine of growth worldwide.
  • All major indexes in correction, off more than 2%

    09/01/2015 9:51:15 AM PDT · by John W · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Evelyn Cheng & Jenny Cosgrave
    U.S. stocks fell nearly 2 percent or more on Tuesday, the first day of trade for September, as weak Chinese data pressured global markets. The Dow Jones industrial average traded about 400 points lower, still in correction, after briefly falling more than 425 points. The Nasdaq composite wiped out gains for 2015 and struggled to stay out of correction. The index traded about 2 percent lower, while the S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent and was briefly in correction territory.
  • Hollywood Insiders Express Shock as Christian Film Opens Second at the Box Office

    09/01/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 1, 2015 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    The new Christian film War Room raked in $11 million during its debut last weekend, coming in second place at the box office just behind hit movie-of-the-moment Straight Outta Compton, which pulled in only $13 million in its third weekend on U.S. screens.   War Room – which had a limited release of just over 1,000 screens nationwide, almost no advertising, and was produced for just over $3 million – easily beat out Zac Efron’s dance club drama We Are Your Friends and No Escape, a political thriller featuring Owen Wilson, both of which enjoyed wide releases and plenty of...