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  • Pre-crime returns to America with new Airbnb law

    10/26/2016 9:13:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 24 October 2016 | Simon Black
    On Friday afternoon, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making it illegal to advertise your home for short-term rent on websites like Airbnb. The law specifically targets New York City homeowners in apartment buildings who advertise their properties, or even just a spare room in their homes, to rent for less than 30 days at a time. It’s important to note that New York already passed a law a few years ago making it illegal to rent your home out to short-term tenants. This new law makes it illegal to ADVERTISE… which is basically pre-crime. Now you...
  • France Moving More Than 6,000 Migrants From Makeshift Camp

    10/26/2016 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 October 2016 | elaine ganley
    Email  Email France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. Before dawn broke, long lines of migrants waited in chilly temperatures to board buses in the port city of Calais, carrying meager belongings and timid hope that they were headed to a brighter future, despite giving up their dreams of life across the English Channel in Britain. Closely watched by more than 1,200 police,...
  • Twitter Planning Hundreds More Job Cuts as Soon as This Week

    10/26/2016 8:32:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 24 October 2016
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  • The eurozone is turning into a poverty machine

    10/26/2016 8:30:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 October 2016 | Matthew Lynn
    We are all tediously aware of how the euro-zone has been a financial disaster. But it is now starting to become clear that it is a social disaster as well. What often gets lost in the discussion of growth rates, bail-outs and banking harmonisation is that the eurozone is turning into a poverty machine. As its economy stagnates, millions of people are falling into genuine hardship. Whether it is measured on a relative or absolute basis, rates of poverty have soared across Europe, with the worst results found in the area covered by the single currency.
  • Africa’s Migration Problem

    10/25/2016 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 October 2016 | Philip Giraldi
    The North and East African governments in question mostly blame the surge taking place over the past two years on European Union policies, which have failed to confront the human tidal wave in any realistic way and are lately being described as “humanitarian” in nature even though the would-be immigrants from Africa are only rarely victims of unrest or civil war. They are instead overwhelmingly young males seeking work and opportunities for a better life. When interviewed by the authorities, they almost all cite the belief that if they reach Italy or Greece they will eventually be able to stay...
  • China to approve 7 more Free Trade Zones. U.S. economy .. US worlds highest corporate tax rates.

    10/25/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 25 October 2016 | D. Collins
    General plans for China’s third group of free trade zones (FTZs), announced in August, will be approved soon, the Shanghai Securities News reported Monday, the latest step in the country’s expanding FTZ network. In August, China approved the establishment of seven new free trade zones, including coastal Zhejiang and Liaoning provinces and the landlocked provinces of Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi as well as Chongqing municipality, as the country looks to replicate the success of previous trials. The total number of FTZs now stands at 11 after the first one was founded in Shanghai three years ago and a second...
  • Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for Mosul

    10/24/2016 10:05:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 24 October 2016 | Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy
    The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls. Accounts gathered by Reuters from residents, police, security and intelligence officials suggest it was carried out by forces that were highly trained, well-prepared and - alarmingly for the government - supported from inside Kirkuk. “What was surprising is it was done so easily,” said Ranj Talabani,...
  • US Preps for More Training of Iraqi Troops After Mosul

    10/24/2016 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies ^ | 24 October 2016 | Richard Sisk
    The fall of Mosul will set in motion yet another training cycle for the Iraqi Security Forces and a return to the counter-insurgency strategy that will keep U.S. troops in Iraq indefinitely, according to U.S. military officials. The battle for Mosul "will not be the last stand" in Iraq for Daesh, an Arabic acronym for the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, a U.S. military official who spoke on grounds of anonymity said last Friday. "Clearing Mosul of Daesh will not be the end of Daesh and will not mark their military defeat," the official said. The U.S. defense establishment...
  • Limited gains in first week of Iraq’s Mosul offensive

    10/24/2016 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 24 October 2016 | Susannah George and Joseph Krauss 
    In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages. In the heavily mined approaches to the city, they met with fierce resistance as IS unleashed suicide truck bombs, rockets and mortars. In other areas, the militants retreated, and in at least one village civilians rose up and overthrew them before the troops arrived. IS meanwhile launched a massive assault on the city of Kirkuk, some 170 kilometers (100...
  • ‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in Iraq

    10/24/2016 9:39:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 24 October | Amy B Wang and Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    A Navy sailor who became the first American killed in the military offensive to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State died while serving alongside Navy SEALs, defense officials said Sunday. Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, was attached to an elite SEAL team that was advising the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service, one defense official in Iraq said. The Iraqi troops were attacked by Islamic State fighters Thursday, and the SEAL team decided to pull back along with the troops they were advising, said Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the senior U.S. commander in Iraq. Finan was in a...
  • MOSUL OFFENSIVE DAY 7: Live Updates

    10/24/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 23 October 2016
    6:45pm “It was a very good meeting, seeing everybody here in Erbil, very encouraged by the progress of your Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, so I’m feeling very good about it,” said Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. 5:33pm Turkish artillery and tanks in Bashiqa have fired on ISIS positions, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Sunday, Turkish media has reported. 5:25pm The airbase at Qayyara is now operational, with planes landing, says US Central Command. 4:50pm Peshmerga forces have “achieved their primary objective” for today, the General Command of the Peshmerga Forces announced...
  • AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

    10/24/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 October 2016
    US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn). The deal - one of the biggest this year - still needs approval from regulators. If the takeover goes through, it would combine AT&T's distribution network with content from the Warner Brothers film studios and the cable TV channels HBO and CNN. AT&T's chairman described it as "a perfect match" but critics say it concentrates too much media power. 'Complementary strengths' The deal is likely to be closely scrutinised by US antitrust regulators. AT&T is already the third largest cable TV provider...
  • Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly

    10/24/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Robert Parry
    Confident in a Hillary Clinton victory, Washington’s foreign policy elite is readying plans for more warfare in Syria and more confrontations with nuclear-armed Russia, an across-the-spectrum “group think” that risks life on the planet ___ What is perhaps most alarming about this new “group think” is that there doesn’t appear to be any significant resistance to the expectation that President Hillary Clinton will unleash these neocon/liberal-hawk forces of intervention that President Barack Obama has somewhat restrained. Assuming Donald Trump’s defeat – increasingly seen as a foregone conclusion – the Republican leadership would mostly be in sync with Clinton if she...
  • New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

    10/24/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 October 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this morning we wrote about the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary. Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats. "METHODOLOGY – This ABC News poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Oct. 20-22, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 874 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 36-27-31 percent, Democrats -...
  • Shocking Social Security News Gives Anyone With Faith in the System a Huge Wakeup Call

    10/24/2016 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    USA Today, Forbes via Birch Gold Group ^ | October 21, 2016 | Birch Gold
    On October 18, the Social Security Administration announced their plans for the 2017 Cost of Living Adjustment, which it applies to beneficiaries’ monthly checks each year to offset rising inflation. However, the news isn’t making anybody happy. Beneficiaries will receive a measly 0.3% increase to their benefits, which translates to about $5 a month. Not only does the tiny increase do nothing to help beneficiaries keep pace with price increases, but it’s coming in tandem with a major spike in Medicare premiums set to happen early next year. All things considered, it’s becoming apparent that Americans can no longer rely...
  • U.S. auto sales in October expected to drop 7 percent: J.D. Power-LMC

    10/24/2016 9:04:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 October 2016 | Nick Carey
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  • Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities'

    10/24/2016 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Safia Samee Ali
    Though Republican candidate Donald Trump has used the term "inner-city" to exemplify poverty, "lost opportunity" and "hell," the reality is that majority of America's poor aren't in inner-cities. They live in the suburbs. "Between 2000 and 2011, the number of poor residents in the suburbs of the nation's largest metropolitan areas grew by 64 percent — more than twice the growth rate in cities," the report found. "For the first time, suburbs became home to more poor residents than America's big cities. Today, one in three poor Americans — about 16.4 million people — lives in the suburbs." While there...
  • NSA Whistleblower: US Intelligence Worker Likely Behind DNC Leaks, Not Russia

    10/24/2016 8:09:55 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 21 October 2016 | Alice Salles
    During the third and last presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, debate moderator Chris Wallace pulled a quote from a speech Clinton had given to Brazilian bankers, noting the information had been made available to the public via WikiLeaks. Instead of answering the question, Clinton blamed the Russian government for the leaks, alleging “[t]he Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans,” hacking “American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions … in an effort, as 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed, to influence our election.” Following the claim, Clinton criticized Trump for saying...
  • [October 22, 2016] Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Be Two-Faced

    10/24/2016 7:50:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 October 2016 | JONATHAN RAUCH
    Just as refreshing, they show a disarming candor — including candor about lack of candor. Politicians need to be two-faced, Mrs. Clinton supposedly said (the campaign has not confirmed the leaked documents’ authenticity). If her frank critique of frankness proves to be more of a political nonevent than a bombshell, as has been the case to date, that will be for a good reason: Most of us know she is right, even if we don’t admit it. “You just have to sort of figure out how to — getting back to that word, ‘balance’ — how to balance the public...
  • Seventy Million Millennial Voters Against Bail-out Capitalism

    10/21/2016 8:48:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 20 October 2016 | John Batchelor interviews Chris Koopman
    Podcast 9:50 Clear majorities of millennials—whether they’re Bernie Bros, Trumpians or die-hard libertarians—point to the economy as their top issue. This shouldn’t be surprising. Most of us entered adulthood during the Great Recession and tried to find work in its aftermath. This harrowing experience left millions preoccupied with economic issues and convinced that the system is rigged against them. Does this mean millennials have come to disdain capitalism? Not exactly. We might call it “capitalism” in opinion surveys, but in reality young people are rejecting a system that they have only been led to believe is capitalism.
  • A look at the history of liberals claiming U.S. elections were corrupt, stolen and rigged

    10/21/2016 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 20 October 2016 | Andrew Moran
    The newspaper headlines across the United States were about Donald Trump saying that he would not accept the election results if he did not win in November. Immediately, Democratic politicians, liberal pundits and left-wing newspapers slammed the Republican nominee for making such heinous comments. MSNBC‘s Morning Joe highlighted the numerous claims made by the left since the year 2000 in the video embedded below: [video]
  • "I Am Very Troubled By Stories Of [A Rigged Election]... Entire Country Ought To Take It Seriously"

    10/21/2016 2:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 October 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With all mainstream media eyes firmly focused on Trump's 'destruction of democracy' by declining to accept the election results no questions asked during last night's debate, we thought a quick history lesson might help jog the liberal media bias' memory.
  • A Peek Into the Clinton Campaign in Damage Control Mode, From the Podesta Emails

    10/21/2016 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 19 October 2016 | Zaid Jilani
    When Hillary Clinton came under attack last February for her 2001 vote in favor of a bankruptcy bill that made it more difficult for poor people to discharge their debts, she defended herself by saying she did it for women and children. During an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week”, Clinton was confronted with a 2004 Bill Moyers video interview with then-consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, in which she explained that she had personally briefed Clinton on the bankruptcy bill but that large financial contributions from the credit card industry had helped sway the senator in favor of it. Clinton responded...
  • Why Hillary Clinton is a bigger concern for China than Donald Trump

    10/21/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 15 October 2016 | Pepe Escobar
    So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”? It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.” The South China Sea duly featured: “Half the world’s merchant tonnage flows through this water”. Informed observers didn’t need a manual to spot Clinton’s subtle cue alerting them to the...
  • 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...
  • Jill Stein: On War, Trump Is Safer Than Clinton

    10/21/2016 11:11:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 20 October 2016 | John V. Walsh
    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has spoken an inconvenient truth, that on the existential issue of a strategic war with nuclear-armed Russia, Donald Trump is less dangerous than Hillary Clinton. ___ According to Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, “On the issue of war and nuclear weapons, it is actually Hillary’s policies which are much scarier than Donald Trump who does not want to go to war with Russia. He wants to seek modes of working together, which is the route that we need to follow not to go into confrontation and nuclear war with Russia.” Yet, a glance at...
  • The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed

    10/21/2016 11:07:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 19 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    cannot believe they have lost the consent of the governed. Every ruling Elite needs the consent of the governed: even autocracies, dictatorships and corporatocracies ultimately rule with the consent, however grudging, of the governed. The American ruling Elite has lost the consent of the governed. This reality is being masked by the mainstream media, mouthpiece of the ruling class, which is ceaselessly promoting two false narratives: 1. The "great divide" in American politics is between left and right, Democrat/Republican 2. The ruling Elite has delivered "prosperity" not just to the privileged few but to the unprivileged many they govern. Both...
  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/21/2016 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground. Observations of life in an extended power failure by Bart D. (Australia) South Oz is continuing with its streak of extreme weather. The latest being our encounter with what's being described as a category 2 'hurricane' with the added bonus of a severe front preceding it that produced many low-grade tornados. A score of major power transmission towers were twisted off their footings, 80 000 lightning strikes fried out a lot of...
  • Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo

    10/21/2016 10:52:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 17 October 2016 | Robert Parry
    As the U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq, begins, the mainstream U.S. media readies the American people to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties but the opposite rules apply to Syria’s Aleppo ___ Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U.S.-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on neighborhoods of east Aleppo held by Al Qaeda. In the case of Mosul, the million-plus residents are not portrayed as likely victims of...
  • Scientists find 500 U.S. seabed vents of powerful greenhouse gas

    10/21/2016 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 October 2016
    Scientists have found 500 seabed vents bubbling methane into the Pacific Ocean off the United States, roughly doubling the number of known U.S. seeps of the powerful greenhouse gas, a study showed on Wednesday. Methane naturally escapes from the sea floor in many places around the world and can stoke global warming if it reaches the atmosphere. Worldwide, scientists are trying to see if rising ocean temperatures cause more leaks. "It appears that the entire coast off Washington, Oregon and California is a giant methane seep," Robert Ballard, who is famed for finding the wreck of the Titanic and has...
  • 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
  • Turkey Building New Ottoman Empire? Erdogan Vows To Fight Terrorism At Home And Abroad

    10/21/2016 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 19 October 2016 | Tim O'Conner
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled his nation’s Ottoman past in a speech Wednesday that warned his foreign enemies that Turkey would take a more proactive role in the region, despite being left out of the ongoing U.S.-backed assault against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq. At the presidential palace in Ankara, Erdogan accused his nation’s adversaries of trying to make the Turkish people forget their “Ottoman and Selcuk history” and restricting the country’s ability to participate in international affairs. "From now on we will not wait for problems to come knocking on our door, we will not wait...
  • The Risks of Clinton’s Syrian ‘No-Fly Zone’

    10/21/2016 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 20 October 2016 | Dennis Kucinich
    Hillary Clinton’s scheme for a “no-fly zone” – if implemented withouth the Syrian government’s approval – would be an act of war and a risk of a nuclear showdown with Russia, says ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. ___ The most consequential statement by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Wednesday night’s debate was her pronouncement that a no-fly zone over Syria could “save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” that a no-fly zone would provide “safe zones on the ground” was in “the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria” and would “help us with our...
  • Turkey Ramps up Fight Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

    10/21/2016 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 20 October 2016 | sarah el deeb and suzan fraser,
    Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies. In the fight for Aleppo, meanwhile, the Syrian military used a lull in violence to urge residents and rebels to evacuate the besieged opposition-held part of the city. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said as many as 200 members of the Kurdish-led forces were killed in Syria's Aleppo province by the Turkish bombing and shelling. A senior commander with the main Syria Kurdish militia confirmed the Turkish...
  • Apaches enter fight for Mosul, top US general says

    10/21/2016 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    .S. Apache helicopters have joined the battle for Mosul, launching night attacks against Islamic State fighters defending their last major stronghold in Iraq, a U.S. general said Wednesday The Apaches can “see a long range at night” and strike targets from a great distance, which is helping Iraqi forces advance on the city, Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky told reporters at the Pentagon. “That’s what they’re doing,” said Volesky, commander of 101st Airborne Division and U.S. and coalition land forces in Iraq. “We get into situations where we expect enemy activity to be … and that’s what we focus them on.”
  • Senior Republican Previews Obama’s ACA Speech.

    Since the Obamacare exchanges opened for business on October 1, 2013, they have struggled to deliver quality, affordable health insurance options to Americans. Despite the ongoing news coveragehighlighting Obamacare’s failures, President Obama is expected to make the case for his health care law this Thursday at Miami Dade College—just weeks before the Obamacare exchanges’ fourth open enrollment period begins. The speech is seen as part of the Administration’s last PR push to recruit more enrollees amid low enrollment projections for 2017. As Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said in advance of the President’s speech: “After months of...
  • Trump’s D.C. Hotel: Traditional Architecture at Its Most Elegant

    10/20/2016 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 17 October 2016 | Erik Root
    hile many in media lament the fact that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has an occasional vulgar mouth, these shortsighted fifth columnists fail to consider the entire man. There is one aspect of his life that has been decidedly refined, and that is his architectural taste. In fact, >b>Trump is the consummate conservative when it comes to his developments; his is an explicit rejection of what we might find in an authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. The Washington Post, among the many other old media outlets, ran several screeds complaining about the renovations of Donald Trump’s International Hotel, which is the...
  • NBC News: OK There’s Voter Fraud, But Not THAT Much

    10/20/2016 10:51:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 58 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 19 October 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    With the latest Project Veritas video sting revealing details of just how Democrats like to commit voter fraud, the old leftists line about the nonexistence of fraud is out the window. It should be, anyway. The O’Keefe videos aren’t getting quite the blanket coverage they would be getting if the fraud were on the other foot. This little gem from NBC News is interesting, if only because it admits that some fraud occurs. “It is possible to have some votes stolen in this way, but it’s not possible to be done on a wide scale,” said Dick Simpson, a University...
  • Opposing Planned Parenthood is now a criminal activity [CA]

    10/20/2016 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    n signing a bill that criminalizes the distribution of a “confidential” video of a “health-care provider,” Gov. Jerry Brown has at least dispensed with the notion that California’s Democratic leadership cares at all about free-speech rights. The new law, which could lead to jail time for violators, is the latest troubling example of how tenuous America’s political rights may be when one political party controls virtually every apparatus of power. Assembly Bill 1671 is a direct response to an activist group that last year released disturbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials who were, according to a July 2015 report...
  • For the First Time in 17 Months, World Didn’t Set a Heat Record

    10/19/2016 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 18 October 2016
    see link below
  • Clinton Media Chief Urged Fake "U-S-A" Chants At DNC "To Contrast Trump's Angry White Men"

    10/19/2016 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    According to leaked emails from the Clinton Campaign, one man's patriot is another "person of undefined sexual identity"'s "angry white man." The latest Wikileaks dump exposes the hypocrisy of a divided America as Oren Shur - Direct or Paid Media for the Hillary Clinton campaign - calls for fake "U-S-A" chants during Hillary's DNC speech.. to contrast the hate-speech-filled "U-S-A" chants at a Trump rally... ___ thought - optics tomorrow night ___ Just a thought … in the Miami speech, the diverse crowd behind HRC holding the little American flags was very cool – and at one point, a small...
  • 22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton (Waaaa! alert)

    10/19/2016 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 October 2016 | Annie Karni and Glenn Thrush
    The polls point to the promised land. But she'll have to get past Trump and WikiLeaks first.___ The final three weeks should have been an anxious but happy time for a Hillary Clinton team on the cusp of making history. Her odds of victory, according to most prediction experts, sit north of 80 percent, and she has solidified modest but durable leads over Donald Trump in most battleground states. But Clinton's final sprint has become a joyless, nail-gnawing slog through Trump Tower’s moat of mudslinging — and the day-to-day worries of WikiLeaks’ dump of internal emails from campaign chairman John...
  • Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Says FBI Investigation Into Hillary Was Fixed

    10/19/2016 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 18 | admintam
    Speaking Monday on Fox News with host Neil Cavuto, former Democratic presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member from Ohio DENNIS KUCINICH opined that, from early on, the US government’s investigation of Hillary Clinton for mishandling confidential information while she was Secretary of State was fixed in her favor. Instead of the investigative process being focused on achieving justice, Kucinich says it was “a very political process” that had “everything to do with the 2016 presidential election” in which Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Kucinich elaborates that “the executive branch of government made an early determination that no...
  • Politico's Chief Correspondent To John Podesta: "Don't Tell Anyone I Did This" [ruh roh]

    10/19/2016 9:26:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    As if there was any doubt at this point that the media is fully in bed with the Clinton campaign, Glenn Thrush, Politco's Chief Political Correspondent, decided to make it crystal clear in the following email to Podesta back in April 2015 in which he admits that he has "become a hack." The email below from Thrush was sent to get guidance related to an article he published the very next day entitled "Hillary's Big-Money Dilemma." Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u Please don't share or tell anyone I...
  • Regulators approve higher health premiums to strengthen Obamacare insurers

    10/19/2016 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 19 October 2016
    see link below
  • Ford will cut production of F-series, other models as demand slows

    10/19/2016 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 October 2016 | Bernie Woodall
    In a fresh sign of pressure on U.S. automakers, Ford Motor Co on Monday said it will shut down production of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck for a week at a Kansas City assembly plant, and temporarily idle three other plants over the next several weeks. About 13,000 Ford hourly workers will be laid off during the temporary shutdowns. There are nearly 14,000 workers at the four plants, the company said. Some of them are salaried managers. Of the layoffs, about 4,000 will be in Mexico and about 9,000 in the United States. The cuts will hit Ford's three highest-volume...
  • Dallas Police Retiring in Droves, Taking Lump Sum Pensions (tr)

    10/19/2016 9:05:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 16 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    Dallas Police Retiring in Droves, Taking Lump Sum Pensions, Fearing the Money Isn’t There (And It Isn’t) The Dallas police and firefighters pension fund has just 45% of the money it needs to cover benefits. The fund rates to be out of money in 15 years at the current rate of withdrawals. For those eligible, the sane thing to do is retire and take a lump sum payout before the money is all gone. That’s precisely what’s happening, and it is further pressuring the system.
  • Who Was Podesta Talking To? In January 2008 He Said "Economy is Going in the (expletive)

    10/19/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 16 October 2016
    <p>This is super fascinating. The current chairman of the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign, John Podesta, knew the economy was headed for trouble at the start of January 2008---long before the financial crisis was in full bloom. He made this clear in an email.This is the first indication anywhere of an individual linked closely to high levels of the United States government indicating that he was aware of serious problems so early, that were developing for the economy. How did he know it? Who was he talking to?</p>
  • Two-thirds of child refugees screened by officials found to be adults, Home Office figures show

    10/19/2016 8:56:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 October 2016 | Peter Dominiczak, Steven Swinford
    Nearly two-thirds of "child" refugees who officials questioned about their real age were found to be adults, Home Office documents show. Figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18. It comes after Conservative MPs raised questions about the ages of 14 refugees who were brought to the UK this week from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The Home Office has no way of independently verifying the age of child refugees being brought to the UK. Home Office documents show that...
  • Rattled German CEOs Seek “Revival of Germany Inc.” as “Protective Wall” against US and China

    10/19/2016 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 17 October 2016 | Wolf Richter
    In response to the “destabilization of the world.” About 20 German industry chieftains, rattled by the hits German companies have recently taken, including Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen, spent Saturday and Sunday two weeks ago on the phone with each other. They were fretting about the future of Germany’s export-dependent industry and outlining solutions. Some of the participants have since talked to the German daily, Die Welt, which published its report on Sunday. Participants included Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, BASF CEO Kurt Bock, Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, BDI (Association of German Industry) president Ulrich Grillo, and BDI General Manager Markus...