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  • Big Wind Tries Voter Payola in Vermont

    10/23/2016 3:50:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    A foreign wind-energy company is in such a hurry to collect the maximum possible amount of subsidies from the U.S. Treasury that it has taken an unprecedented step: It has promised to share the federal gravy with individual voters in two Vermont towns, Grafton and Windham. Earlier this month, Spanish energy company Iberdrola announced that it plans to distribute about $565,000 per year among 815 registered voters in the two towns. The payments would continue for 25 years.
  • Gross Out in Portland: New union backed tax would hammer Oregonians

    10/23/2016 9:49:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2016 | JEREMY LOTT
    If you had to choose one story that shows why American workers are not wild about unions these days, public or private, look to Portland, Oregon. Voters statewide are set to decide on a ballot initiative there in November that could do more to kill jobs than most category 4 hurricanes. Targeted at big businesses, Measure 97 would impose a new 2.5 percent tax on companies that gross over $25 million a year. The trick is, the tax would not be on net profits but on gross revenues after the $25 million mark. In other words, companies are not taxed...
  • China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds

    10/23/2016 2:22:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 14, 2016 | Harvard Zhang
    China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds By Harvard Zhang Published: July 14, 2016 3:16 p.m. ET WASHINGTON ? China is likely to fall into the same economic trap as Japan did to muddle along with sluggish growth as it hesitates to deal with the overcapacity and excess debt issues, economists told a Senate hearing Thursday. A further slowdown in the Chinese economy would affect the U.S. by denting the exports of China’s Asian and European trading partners and encouraging a flurry of global currency depreciation, witnesses told the Senate Banking Committee. “China’s...
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $85 Billion

    10/22/2016 11:21:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $85 billion, a blockbuster deal that fuses a mobile giant with an entertainment conglomerate, carrying with it the potential to reshape the media landscape. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the deal. The two companies on Saturday jointly announced the deal, unanimously approved by both boards, that will see the mobile company pay $107.50 per share in a cash and stock transaction. The deal represents a marriage of Time Warner's limitless movie and television empire with AT&T's 315 million wireless subscribers. "It's a great fit, and it creates...
  • Donald Trump Says He Would Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger as President

    10/22/2016 7:37:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2016 | Arlene Washington
    Donald Trump expressed that he would not approve the AT&T and Time Warner merger if elected president. "Deals like this destroy democracy," said Trump during a rally in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, where he discussed what he would do in the first 100 days of his presidency.
  • REVEALED: Facebook CEO Responds to Board Member’s Support of Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/22/2016 | Erica Haas
    ... The news prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address the “issue” of Thiel supporting Trump. In a leaked, internal post, Zuckerberg did the unexpected: he defended Thiel’s right to support Trump and stressed the importance of free speech and freedom of expression in our society.
  • AT&T Bids $80 Billion for Time-Warner

    10/22/2016 1:35:59 PM PDT · by vette6387 · 81 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | October 22, 2016 | vette6387
    It's the NY Slimes so only source URL is provided.
  • Shocking billboard targets Austin's 'immigrant population'

    10/22/2016 12:09:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | October 21st 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A new billboard off interstate 35 is causing a lot of dispute among Austin's citizens. The advertisement hints undocumented immigrants should join the dating site to avoid deportation. The sign reads, "Undocumented Immigrant? Before You Get Deported, Get a Sugar Daddy,” and it is just off highway I-35 near Frontage Road. Jacob Webster, the online's site CMO says he decided to run the ad “in response to Donald Trump's promise to deport all 11 million of the nation’s undocumented immigrants.” “ skews heavily towards Hispanic women, with that demo making up over 31% of all the females on our...
  • Final Debate Transcript [CLINTON: ...what economists call middle-out growth]

    10/22/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/20/16 | Jack Moore
    CLINTON: So what I am proposing is that we invest from the middle out and the ground up, not the top down. CLINTON: We’ll have what economists call middle-out growth.
  • Kerry: 'It Pisses Me Off' That Climate Change Got Left Out of Presidential Debates(jerk!)

    10/22/2016 9:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    secretary of State John Kerry admitted "it pisses me off" that climate change wasn't brought up in the presidential debates. On a panel with Leonardo DiCaprio after a Thursday screening at UN headquarters in New York of the actor's documentary "Before the Flood," Kerry said that "maybe November 8th will produce a capacity for the entire Republican caucus" to see the global-warming film. "It should be required for every single one of them," he added, to applause from the audience. Kerry emphasized that "we're not sitting here chasing some pie-in-the-sky set of possible solutions somewhere down the road."
  • Janet Yellen could be on the verge of starting a 'civil war' at the Fed

    10/22/2016 8:45:05 AM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen's interest in running a "high-pressure economy" threatens to add to an increasingly divisive climate at the U.S. central bank. In remarks last week that jarred the market, Yellen ruminated about the benefits of letting inflation run a little hotter than normal while allowing the unemployment rate to drop below the point that historically would trigger Fed tightening action. To many observers, the comments were a clearly dovish signal that she favors a lower-for-longer approach when it comes to interest rates. But that kind of attitude could exacerbate tensions among Federal Open Market Committee members, in particular...
  • UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

    10/22/2016 8:03:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    UN official Nick Nuttall on why conservative media outlet is being banned: 'I don't see what they are actually reporting as being particularly helpful." Even establishment & warmist CBC was having none of the UN's excuses. CBC to UN: 'Do people have to prove that they're helpful in order to be accredited journalists?' - 'So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn't like his point of view.'
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: 'No Medical Situation' Requires Late-Term Abortion

    10/22/2016 6:43:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 22, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    FULL TITLE: OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: 'No Medical Situation' Requires Late-Term Abortion, C-Section Delivery Is Safer (Photo: Reuters/Gary Cameron)Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, June 10, 2016.In response to Hillary Clinton's defense of partial-birth and late-term abortions at Wednesday night's debate, a California obstetrician-gynecologist has reportedly taken to Facebook to decry the claim that third-trimester abortion is necessary to help save the life of the mother.The Democratic presidential nominee defended her opposition to bans on late-term and partial-birth abortions by arguing that there are cases in which mothers and families are forced to...
  • Wikileaks Today--10/22--Times Warner and Charter Merger in Podesta Emails--January 19, 2016

    10/22/2016 6:22:57 AM PDT · by cgbg · 18 replies
    Wikileaks Podesta Emails ^ | October 22, 2016 | Wikileaks To: Date: 2016-01-19 16:04 Subject: Re: charter-time/warner See no reason to have a view at this point. Don't think there is any pressure to oppose and make this another example of consolidation; on the other hand no upside in supporting. On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Sara Solow wrote: > John, > > After you met with them -- I spent about an hour with the woman from > Charter hearing about the Time-Warner merger / their business model / their > policy requests. > > I'm curious what your impression was. > > I actually thought the business...
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. reports the judge ruled...
  • UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    10/21/2016 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 10:30 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes. Alfred de Zayas, an American law professor, also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon as U.N. chief on Jan. 1, to call a world conference on phasing out the offshore havens. […] De Zayas told a news conference after presenting his new report to the U.N. General Assembly that it’s estimated that as much as $32 trillion are held offshore in secrecy jurisdictions escaping...
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...
  • $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

    10/21/2016 6:15:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/2016 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades. The takeover would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and combine BAT's presence in developing countries, where anti-smoking campaigns are not as strong as in the U.S. and Europe, with Reynolds' almost exclusive focus on the U.S. BAT already owns 42 percent of Reynolds and sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes. Reynolds controls about a third...
  • Stunning Donald Trump Speech: “The Crossroads In Our History” – Video and Transcript….

    10/21/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 115 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | sundance
  • Al Smith dinner turns contentious between Trump, Clinton (Money shot photo)

    10/21/2016 2:33:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 90 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 21, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, October 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Tensions were heightened going into the New York Archdiocese's high-end Al Smith Dinner Thursday night as rival presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were set to appear side by side just one day after facing off in the heated third and final debate of a particularly polarized campaign. With Clinton and Trump as special guest speakers, the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York raised a record $6 million-plus. The $3,000-per-plate affair brings out high-profile guests during election years as well as joint...
  • Billionaire Hillary Clinton Backer Wants a New Tax That Funnels Middle Class Money to Wall Street

    10/21/2016 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 19 October 2016 | Michael Krieger
    “I find the whole thing astonishing and what’s remarkable is the amount of anger whether it’s on the Republican side or the Democratic side,” the Wall Street mogul said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “Bernie Sanders, to me, is almost more stunning than some of what’s going on in the Republican side. How is that happening, why is that happening?” – He Doesn’t Get Why People Are Angry David Sirota just penned a very important and interesting article zeroing in on how Wall Street is maneuvering to propose and implement a new retirement tax on Americans under a...
  • Security: Massive DDoS Attack Causes Internet Disruption******

    10/21/2016 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies ^ | Posted 2 hours ago Feiday Oct 21 2016 | Shaikh Rafia By Shaikh Rafia
    Security Massive DDoS Attack Causes Internet Disruption for Several Popular Sites, Including Twitter By Shaikh Rafia Posted 2 hours ago 20Shares Early this morning, attackers launched a cyberattack on a major internet management company. Dyn, which hosts domain name systems, announced today that it faced a massive cyberattack that caused problems for several websites, including some big names.Several sites go offline after massive DDoS cyberattack Dyn DNS is used by many websites as their upstream DNS provider, including Wired, PayPal, Github, and others. The problem with several of these popular sites and services appeared after a DDoS attack against the DNS service...
  • France Burns Coal Like It's 1984 as Prices Jump on Atomic Woes

    10/21/2016 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 18 October 2016
    see link below
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes — including gun trafficking — was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • Bang for your buck: How guns get into films

    10/21/2016 9:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | B.H.
    THE moment in “Sudden Impact” has become legendary. Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is witness to a robbery and calmly tells the crooks that “we’re not just gonna let you walk out of here.” With a bemused expression, the would-be thief asks, “who’s we sucka?” “Smith and Wesson…and me.” And with that, Mr Eastwood saves the day with his beloved handgun. It is a fitting scene for such an indefatigable supporter of the Second Amendment as Mr Eastwood (he has previously joked that he has “a very strict gun control policy. If there is a gun around, I want...
  • The Rush Limbaugh "OPEN LINES FRIDAY" Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Friday, October 21st, 2016.

    10/21/2016 8:52:29 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him — do NOT doubt him — with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio...
  • (Drudge) Major internet problems reported after cyberattack

    10/21/2016 8:14:30 AM PDT · by bushwon · 68 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/21/2016 | Emma Hinchliffe
    Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on a major internet management company. On Friday morning, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack that caused major problems for numerous websites. People reported issues with Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and numerous other sites. SEE ALSO: It's war: U.S. officially blames Russia for recent hacks Domain name systems (DNS) are essentially the GPS of the internet, taking the text URLs you type into a browser and figuring out where those websites’ data...
  • Obamacare Premiums Up When Does the Death Spiral Blow Up?

    10/21/2016 7:47:03 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 6 replies
    Obamacare premiums are skyrocketing out of sight. A jump of a mere 30% looks like a good deal compared to jumps of over 50% in six states, and 93% in New Mexico. Congratulations are in order for those living in a handful of states whose premiums only rose 20%.
  • Hillary Can't Even Tell The Truth About Her Own Economic Plan

    10/21/2016 6:03:56 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/20/2016 | Staff
    Election 2016: Debate moderator Chris Wallace was widely praised for his performance in Wednesday night's debate, praise that he richly deserves if for no other reason than that he finally forced Hillary Clinton to defend her economic plan. Clinton's response was incoherent and downright dishonest. A key exchange in the debate came when Wallace pressed Clinton to explain how her economic proposals were different from President Obama's failed stimulus plan. She couldn't. Wallace asked: "So is your plan basically more — even more of the Obama stimulus?" To which Clinton responded "Well, it's a combination, Chris." Clinton can't say anything...
  • Hillary Has Some Chutzpah Ripping Trump For Not 'Respecting' Fraudulent Vote

    10/21/2016 6:02:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/20/2016 | Staff
    Election 2016: Donald Trump has been roundly rebuked and openly reviled for saying during Wednesday night's debate that he might not "respect" the results of the election if it is fraudulent. But Hillary Clinton is the last person who should be criticizing him. Real or not, Trump seems to have a major grievance. "Remember, we are competing in a rigged election," Trump told a Wisconsin rally Monday night. "They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common." Then, when Trump suggested he might...
  • China Grew 6.7% Three Quarters In A Row? Yeah, And We Have A Bridge In Brooklyn To Sell You

    10/21/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/19/2016 | TERRY JONES
    China on Tuesday reported its economy grew 6.7% during the third quarter. Nothing suspicious about that, except it's the third quarter in a row that it grew at exactly 6.7%. As wondered, what are the odds? The answer to that last question is: pretty low. Given the natural volatility in economic data, getting exactly the same number three quarters in a row is highly unlikely -- though not impossible. But it underscores what analysts, economists and even some high-level Chinese officials have said for years -- China's economic data are cooked and can't be trusted. Of course, China each...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The 2016 Presidential Race Just Keeps Getting More Weird

    10/21/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 20, 2016 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    A presidential campaign is figuratively called a "race." Two runners sprint toward the Election Day finish line for the prize of the presidency. But the 2016 presidential campaign has spawned lots of weird races. The first sprint is one between embarrassments and scandals. Will another WikiLeaks disclosure confirm that Hillary Clinton is a dishonest and conniving hypocrite? Or will yet another open-mic tape, disgruntled beauty queen or old Howard Stern interview remind us that Donald Trump's private life was -- and perhaps still is -- uncouth? The winner will be the candidate leaked about the least by Election Day. Here,...
  • Chevron Phillips' $6 billion Houston expansion nears completion

    10/20/2016 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2016 | Jordan Blum
    The dozen or so cranes visible from Interstate 10 in Baytown will only remain for a few more months as Chevron Phillips Chemical's $6 billion petrochemical expansion moves toward completion. Chevron Phillips' complex is more than 80 percent complete, although it won't be fully operational for almost another year. The project involves a massive ethane cracker - on a plot the size of 44 football fields - that will separate a component of natural gas called ethane, which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene, a common building block of plastics. Chevron Phillips,...
  • GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results

    10/20/2016 8:51:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 114 replies
    Wash COMPOST ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A wave of apprehension and anguish swept the Republican Party on Thursday, with many GOP leaders alarmed by Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election and concluding that it is probably too late to salvage his flailing presidential campaign. As the Republican nominee reeled from a turbulent performance in the final debate here in Las Vegas, his party’s embattled senators and House members scrambled to protect their seats and preserve the GOP’s congressional majorities against what Republicans privately acknowledge could be a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. With 19 days until the election, the Republican...
  • I-10 widening priority for Babeu

    10/20/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Casa Grande Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Kevin Reagan
    CASA GRANDE — Republican Congressional District 1 candidate Paul Babeu says he plans to make improvements to Interstate 10 a greater priority for the federal government. Babeu, who is Pinal County sheriff, assembled a number of Republican state lawmakers on Monday to discuss his intentions as a congressman to prioritize widening a portion of I-10 that runs between Phoenix and Casa Grande. His plan is to work on expanding this section from two lanes to three in each direction. Doing so, Babeu said, improves safety and economic development. “This is directly linked to a prosperous future for western Pinal County...
  • Dismemberment Abortions Tear Babies Limb From Limb, Hillary Clinton Calls That “a Scare Tactic”

    10/20/2016 2:54:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Dream last night’s presidential debate, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denied the brutality of abortion. She called Donald Trump’s statement that she favors ripping unborn babies from the womb a scare tactic. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that that’s okay and Hillary can say that that’s okay, but it’s not okay with me. Because based on what she’s saying...
  • Debate Proves Hillary Clinton Really Does Support Abortion All the Way Up to Birth

    10/20/2016 2:47:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2016 | DAVE ANDRUSKO
    As you would expect from a first-rate journalist, Fox News’ Chris Wallace held the candidates’ feet to the fire in last night’s third and final presidential debate. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT From the pro-life perspective, it was particularly useful that Wallace said he would “drill down” on the question of the Supreme Court “because the next president will almost certainly have at least one appointment and likely or possibly two or three appointments which means that you will in effect determine the balance of the court for what could be the next quarter century.”And so he did. The results were classic Hillary...
  • ‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

    10/20/2016 2:23:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.20.16 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed
  • Parking boots are being replaced by this yellow monstrosity

    10/20/2016 10:00:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 10-20-2016 | New York Post
    If you haven’t paid your parking tickets you may soon have a face-to-face with “the Barnacle.” The yellow monstrosity, which latches on to the windshield and blocks the driver’s view, rendering the car undriveable, has already begun replacing the parking boot in cities like Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a 60-day trial that began Sept. 23. The peculiar device is more effective than the boot at immobilizing cars and is easier to install, Kevin Dougherty, president of the New York-based Barnacle Parking Enforcement, told The Barnacle — an opaque piece of plastic held in place...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Thursday, October 20th, 2016.

    10/20/2016 8:58:46 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 32 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him — do NOT doubt him — with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio...
  • "America Has Lost" - Duterte Announces "Separation" From United States, Alligns With China; (TR)

    10/20/2016 8:28:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 20. 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After the relentless barrage of verbal abuse and negative sentiment aimed at Barack Obama and the US, coupled with increasingly complimentary statements toward Beijing, it was only a matter of time before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte put an end to the speculation if and when he would officially pivot the country's long-held diplomatic alliance away from the US and toward China. He did so today when, during a visit to China's capital, Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte...
  • Per Wikileaks: Podesta Insider Trading Info for Microsoft

    10/20/2016 6:39:05 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Content at link.
  • US-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns

    10/20/2016 6:09:06 AM PDT · by kimtom · 1 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries close diplomatic and military ties. President Barack Obama had warned ahead of Thursday's "Brexit" referendum that Britain would move to the back of the queue on US trade priorities if it voted to leave the bloc, well behind a much larger US European trade deal now under negotiation. But in the face of a severe financial market reaction to the vote to...
  • Trump Holds On To 1-Point Lead As Debate Sparks Fly — IBD/TIPP Poll

    10/20/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/20/2016 | John Merline
    Donald Trump held onto his 1-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the second day of the IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll — 41% to 40%. Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Part's Jill Stein remain far behind at 7% and 5%, respectively. In a two-way matchup, Clinton continues to hold a three-point lead over Trump — 43% to 41%. The poll included 779 likely voters, giving it a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points. The second day's results of the IBD/TIPP poll don't reflect any impact of the spirited presidential debate Wednesday night, which covered a wide range of...
  • US-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns

    10/20/2016 5:54:52 AM PDT · by kimtom · 1 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries close diplomatic and military ties. President Barack Obama had warned ahead of Thursday's "Brexit" referendum that Britain would move to the back of the queue on US trade priorities if it voted to leave the bloc, well behind a much larger US European trade deal now under negotiation. But in the face of a severe financial market reaction to the vote to...
  • Financial Industry May Control Retirement Savings In A Clinton Administration

    10/20/2016 5:15:24 AM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/19/16 | BY DAVID SIROTA AND AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO
    illary Clinton And Wall Street: Financial Industry May Control Retirement Savings In A Clinton Administration BY DAVID SIROTA @DAVIDSIROTA AND AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO ON 10/19/16 AT 12:50 AM Blackstone's Tony James: America's Not Great at Saving While Hillary Clinton has spent the presidential campaign saying as little as possible about her ties to Wall Street, the executive who some observers say could be her Treasury Secretary has been openly promoting a plan to give financial firms control of hundreds of billions of dollars in retirement savings. The executive is Tony James, president of the Blackstone Group. The investment colossus is most...
  • The Trump Trade Doctrine: A Path to Growth & Budget Balance

    10/20/2016 4:09:00 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | October 18, 2016 | Wilbur Ross & Peter Navarro
    POLICIES FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION. PART 2: TRADE This is the second in a series on the majory policy ideas — from Left and Right — that should guide the next presidential administration's agenda. (For the opposing view, see Will Marshall, "Detoxifying the Trade Debate.") Budget-deficit hawks often insist that the only way to balance the Federal budget is to raise taxes or cut spending. The far smarter path to balance the budget is simply to grow our economy faster. From 1947 to 2001, the U.S. real gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent. Since 2002,...
  • Woman claims Expedia wrote 'F***-You,' cancelled her flight after negative review

    10/19/2016 12:45:17 PM PDT · by SargeK · 22 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 10/19/2016
    A California teacher recently did a double take after she received an email from the travel website Expedia. Cara Viramontes logged in to check her itinerary and saw a message that said, "F*** You!" She then discovered her family's travel reservation had been cancelled.