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  • Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia

    06/18/2018 10:47:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Brad Plumer and Jim Tankersley
    President increasingly putting his finger on the scale to help once-iconic industries that are declining as a share of the American economy, at the expense of some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors. The president’s attempts to boost domestic steel manufacturing and coal mining have come largely through policies that limit foreign competition, like tariffs, and proposals to prevent coal-fired power plants from closing. Those efforts have produced only modest job gains so far in two blue-collar sectors that Mr. Trump championed in his run to the White House. But they have injected uncertainty into a host of other growing...
  • California Elementary School to be Named After Illegal Immigrant (Mountain View)

    06/17/2018 8:47:29 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/18 | Anonymous
    An elementary school set to open in Mountain View, Calif., next summer will be named after an illegal immigrant. The new school will be named after award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, after the Mountain View Whisman School District board voted on Thursday. Vargas emigrated from the Philippines with his family to America when he was 12 years old. Vargas said, “As a proud product of the Bay Area’s public school system, I am overwhelmed by this totally unexpected and deeply meaningful honor." Vargas revealed his undocumented status in 2011, in a New York Times Magazine essay. "On the surface, I’ve...
  • DHS/DOJ report: Thousands of avoidable crimes committed by foreign nationals in Texas alone

    06/12/2018 8:48:03 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 6/8/18 | Daniel Horowitz
    The number of crimes committed by foreign nationals in this country should be near zero. Why? Our allowance of immigration is a choice, and we should only be admitting the best of the best. To the extent we make a mistake with legal immigration or to the extent that there are illegal aliens, they should be immediately deported. Thanks to our weak policies, a report from the DHS and the DOJ paints a picture of crime and mayhem by foreign nationals. They are bringing drugs into this country and needlessly clogging up our federal criminal justice and prison system. A...
  • Hawaiian Tradition -- How to Appease Pele

    06/10/2018 7:14:46 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 42 replies
    An email ^ | 6/10/18 | Anon
    According to ancient Hawaiian tradition, the quickest way to APPEASE PELE and have the volcanic fires stop is to make a human sacrifice into her fires, and according to tradition, that needs to be a celebrated leader who was born in Hawaii and held a position of power for 8 years. Obama quickly announced today he was actually born in Kenya and has the Birth Certificate to prove it.
  • American Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless

    06/05/2018 5:17:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/18 | Eric Morath
    U.S. job openings rose to 6.7 million at the end of April, compared with the 6.3 million Americans who were unemployedThe U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans. For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers. U.S. job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 million at the end of April, a record high, and more than the 6.3 million Americans who were...
  • Study Says Seafood Is Sexy, Leads To More Love Making And Babies

    05/31/2018 7:30:39 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 50 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 5/30/18 | Anonymous
    A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests seafood could also give your sex life a boost. It suggests that couples who load up on fruits from the sea tend to have more sex and conceive faster than other couples trying to get pregnant. The study is welcome news for one couple who enjoys both seafood and its sexy impact on their sex life. “There’s some truth to it… in fact we’re about to head out to test that theory here if I get my oysters,” said John Siener over lunch. His partner Belle Hayes...
  • The Trump Land Mine

    05/08/2018 9:42:57 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    After the 2016 election, the so-called deep state was confident that it had the power easily to either stop, remove, or delegitimize the outlier Donald Trump and his presidency. ...the Washington apparat quite imaginatively pulled out all the stops: implanting Obama holdover appointees all over the Trump executive branch; filing lawsuits and judge shopping; organizing the Resistance; pursuing impeachment writs; warping the FISA courts; weaponizing the DOJ and FBI; attempting to disrupt the Electoral College; angling for enactment of the 25th Amendment or the emoluments clause; and unleashing Hollywood celebrities, Silicon Valley, and many in Wall Street to suffocate the...
  • Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

    05/03/2018 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 36 replies
    TechHive ^ | 2/22/18 | Jared Newman
    [The] Spectrum rep was promising a new kind of a la carte streaming service, officially called Spectrum TV Choice. For $25 per month, he said, I could get all the major broadcast networks, plus my choice of 10 other cable channels, all streaming on mobile devices, web browsers, Roku players, and Xbox consoles. While I personally have little interest in becoming a Spectrum TV customer—I’m happy with my combination of Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and an antenna—this was a rare opportunity to try something truly new from the cable guys. Spectrum’s a la carte TV service is a good value,...
  • Global warming? The latest news tells a different story

    05/01/2018 5:04:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2018 | Jack Hellner
    Detroit News: April on track to be the coldest in 143 years A year ago today, on April 19, 2017, it was 78 degrees and sunny, while Thursday's expected high is 48 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Trent Frey. As of Thursday, the average temperature for April is 38.3 degrees, slightly warmer than April 1874, the coldest on record at 37.6 degrees. Chicago Tribune: More spring snow in Chicago, and forecasters call April's start among coldest in 130 years The first half of April marks the second-coldest start to the month since 1881, about when the weather service started...
  • Trump: 'Disgraceful' leak of Mueller Russia probe questions

    05/01/2018 3:12:05 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    President Donald Trump says it's "disgraceful" that a list of proposed questions from special counsel Robert Mueller was "leaked" to the news media. The New York Times late Monday published around four dozen questions compiled by Trump's lawyers during negotiations with Mueller's investigators earlier this year over the prospect of a presidential interview. The Times report said Trump's lawyers compiled the questions into a list and that document was "provided to The Times by a person outside Mr. Trump's legal team." The questions range from Trump's motivations for firing FBI Director James Comey a year ago to contacts Trump's campaign...
  • Anonymous donor's $400G offer convinces embattled Idaho superintendent to step down

    05/01/2018 2:16:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/18 | Katherine Lam
    A school district superintendent in Idaho, who had resisted calls to leave his post, finally agreed to step down when an anonymous donor reportedly gave him $400,000 to get out. New Plymouth Superintendent Kevin Barker agreed to resign from his position last Wednesday during a special school board meeting, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday. Barker, who was dubbed a "bully" by some critics, is accused of creating a hostile environment for teachers. He initially didn't want to leave -- but then Barker got an offer he couldn't refuse. An anonymous third party stepped up and offered Barker $400,000 to leave,...
  • Unemployment claims fall to 48-year low

    04/27/2018 2:51:21 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/18 | Vicki Needham
    First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to a 48-year low last week as the labor market shows further signs of tightening after years of steady growth. Claims plummeted to 209,000, a decrease of 24,000 in the week through April 21, from the previous week's 232,000, the lowest level since Dec. 6, 1969, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The four-week moving average, a better gauge of the labor market's health, fell by 2,250 claims to 229,250. New York accounted for the bulk of the drop, with the number of claims in the state dropping 18,402. A tighter labor market is...
  • Panama is offering a new way for digital nomads to stay, eat, work and surf

    04/25/2018 8:35:38 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Lonely Planet ^ | April 19, 2018 | Martina Gili
    Imagine traveling the world, surfing the waves of unspoilt beaches, meeting new people – and still being able to work remotely with unwavering Wi-Fi, in a community of like-minded wanderers and digital nomads. All of this, at a price you can afford. That is what Selina, a Panamanian hospitality network, has set out to offer. Bridging the gap between hostels and boutique hotels, Selina adds extra features like unique co-working spaces, yoga and meditation classes, as well as local travel experiences at stunning locations in Central America. Co-working spaces bring together people from different companies, industries and countries in a...
  • A new Anchor Brewing collaboration yields San Franpsycho IPA

    04/22/2018 12:28:24 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 16,2018 | Jay R. brooks
    Anchor Brewing‘s new collaboration with San Francisco-based San Franpsycho clothing brand has resulted in a San Franpsycho IPA, a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) beer with floral hops and big, juicy stone fruit notes. It’s a hazy IPA fermented with a mixed-culture yeast and peach and apricot purees. The summer seasonal is available through September in 12-ounce bottles and on draft.
  • El Monte firefighters rescue inverted equine from ditch (Milpitas, CA)

    04/19/2018 9:52:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 4/18/18 | Megan V. Winslow
    In the seven years since the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s El Monte Fire Station crew first assembled its cache of large-animal rescue equipment, firefighters have employed it for jobs ranging from extracting a deer from a fence to helping an immobile horse with cancer access medical treatment. On Easter firefighters faced their most challenging animal rescue operation: liberating an upside-down, 900-pound Arabian mare from a drainage ditch. Firefighter engineer Jeff Brown and Capt. Matthew Maxson are among the El Monte Fire Station firefighters credited with helping to save the horse. The emergency call came at approximately 6:15 p.m. April...
  • Garry Frank’s rant going viral (Grand Rapids, Michigan Weatherman)

    04/14/2018 8:50:45 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 34 replies
    Fox 17 - West Michigan ^ | 4/12/18 | Anon
    Spring hasn’t been the greatest so far in West Michigan and Meteorologist Garry Frank has been hearing about it. And Tuesday, he’d had enough. Mike Avery and Deanna Falzone were the recipients of this tirade, but Erica Francis and Nicole DiDonato hadn’t helped the situation earlier in the morning. Be sure to watch through Robb Westaby’s attempt to follow with Traffic. As of Thursday afternoon, the video of the rant posted on Facebook had over 172,000 views. FOX 17 posted it on YouTube late Thursday and it already has over 6,000 views. He’s been on, where someone refers to...
  • Australian Coal Plant to be Reactivated to Mine Cryptocurrency

    04/13/2018 8:38:47 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 20 replies
    Power Engineering Magazine ^ | April 11, 2018 | Editors of Power Engineering
    The Redbank Power Station in Australia was shut down in 2014, but it’s being reactivated for the sole purpose of providing power to cryptocurrency mining. Local power company Hunter Energy agreed to reactivate the plant for the Australian tech company IOT Group and sell it power at wholesale prices for blockchain applications, CNET reported. Cryptocurrency such as bitcoin uses blockchain to secure transactions and mine new coins. However, cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power, with current estimates indicated it uses as much power as the entire country of Singapore.IOT plans to offer the power to other companies using blockchain...
  • Cause of death released for woman found near Bay Trail

    04/12/2018 12:58:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | April 9, 2018 | Grace Hase
    The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office recently ruled that the Mountain View woman whose body was found floating in the water along the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale last December died of drowning. According to an autopsy report medical examiner Dr. Joseph O’Hara signed off on March 28, Chuchu Ma had “multiple minor blunt force injuries and pulmonary edema consistent with drowning.” But while Ma’s cause of death may be known, the manner of her death remains undetermined, perhaps indefinitely. Monday morning, Capt. Shawn Ahearn of the Sunnyvale Department of Pubilc Safety said Ma’s case is now considered closed. The...
  • Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

    04/12/2018 8:18:57 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2018 | Anon
    It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals. The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered. The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, features in a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Despite the turtle’s punk appearance – derived from vertical strands of algae that also grow on its body – its docile nature made it historically popular as...
  • 10 Alleged Sureño Gang Members Indicted In Series Of Murders (San Fran)

    04/09/2018 12:13:40 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area / Channel 5 KPIX ^ | 4/6/18 | Anon - Staff Reporter
    A federal grand jury has indicted 10 reputed members of a San Francisco Mission District gang for their alleged roles in several murders dating back more than a decade. The indictment was unsealed on Friday a day after the arrest of six suspects according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Three more suspects are already in federal prison. The arrests involved a multi-agency operation of about 200 law enforcement officers which included the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and police from San Francisco, Richmond and Pacifica. According to the indictment, the 10 suspects belong to...