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  • Suboxone maker to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history

    07/14/2019 11:58:33 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 43 replies
    MSN money. ^ | 07/11/19 | ABC news staff
    Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication, making it the largest settlement related to the opioid crisis in U.S. history, authorities said on Thursday.
  • How To Buy Gold For $3 An Ounce

    06/20/2019 8:12:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies ^ | 06-20-2019 | Ian
    What Wall Street knows as an incontrovertible truth is this: Fear is a bargain. And right now, there’s so much fear floating around the market that gold is back on everyone’s radar, with incredible bargains. Gold is trading at over $1,342 an ounce right now. So imagine buying it for $2-$3 an ounce instead. When Wall Street goes bargain hunting, it’s looking for discount gold. One way it does so is by targeting junior miners with major upside, setting short-term price targets that make these undervalued global gold assets ground zero for investors who are fleeing the next potential economic...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film (only 11.57 years left)

    06/16/2019 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/19 | Brian Lowry
    **SNIP** If there's any area where star power seems to be put to the most effective use, it's the documentary, where attaching names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger helps projects that might evaporate into the ether get on the media's radar. DiCaprio weighs in this week with "Ice on Fire," a better-than-most film on the topic that gets beyond the dire warnings to contemplating what can actually be done to help turn, or at least significantly curb, the tide. For his part, Schwarzenegger plays the same role on "Wonders of the Sea," a project exploring the oceans made in...
  • The Iranian Mullahs deepen in Crisis

    05/30/2019 12:58:40 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 9 replies
    May 30, 2019 | hassan.mahmoud
    Mullahs' Regime in Iran faces with several crises, all of which have the potential to trigger major protests, and that was before the announcement of new sanctions by the United States targeting the regime’s oil and metal sectors. A major crisis was triggered by the announcement of a spike in fuel prices. That led to extraordinary queues and protests at gas stations. Fearing large-scale protests, the regime was forced to announce that they won’t be raising gas prices. Another major incident was a large protest by workers, teachers, and pensioners outside the regime’s Majlis (Parliament) and its House of Workers....
  • Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Have Always Acknowledged the Border Crisis

    05/21/2019 5:20:18 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 27 replies
    By The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 5/18/19 | Jason Hopkins
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that Democrats have “never not” called the situation at the United States-Mexico border a crisis, despite them repeatedly denying there was a crisis earlier this year.
  • Getting to the Bottom of EPA Climate Fraud

    05/19/2019 6:59:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 5/18/2019 | Paul Driessen
    In December 2009, the Obama Environmental Protection Agency issued its Endangerment Finding (EF) – decreeing that carbon dioxide (CO2) and other “greenhouse gases” (GHGs) endanger the health and welfare of Americans. In the process, EPA ignored the incredible economic, health and welfare benefits of fossil fuels – and the fact that (even at just 0.04% of the atmosphere) carbon dioxide is the miracle molecule that enables plants to grow and makes nearly all live on Earth possible. EPA turned CO2 into a “dangerous pollutant” and ruled that fossil fuels must be eradicated. The agency subsequently used its EF to justify...
  • Cardinal Willem Eijk answers questions on crisis in Church, loss of faith

    05/15/2019 4:08:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    INTERVIEW: Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk answers questions on crisis in Church, loss of faith May 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Willem Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht, is at present one of the most outspoken defenders of perennial Catholic teaching in the Church. He has repeatedly asked for “clarity” from Rome and especially from the Pope, be it regarding the interpretation of Amoris laetitia or other points such as intercommunion in the Catholic Mass for some Protestant faithful. The Cardinal discusses in a wide-ranging interview with LifeSiteNews what he has done in his diocese to combat the German bishops' push for intercommunion,...
  • The Great Democratic/Media Echo Machine

    05/13/2019 6:13:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-13-19 | MOTUS
    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. – General George S. Patton What is this week’s sound bite reverberating through the  great Democratic/Media echo machine? The patented Dem/MSM echo machine, cutting through the silence with the mellifluous sound of a chain saw “Constitutional Crisis.” I would agree with if they allowed as how this “constitutional crisis” was due to their antics, not those of PDJT. One could certainly make the case that Democrats refusing to enforce any of the nation’s immigration laws, unlawfully spying on a political foe (raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember...
  • The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point

    04/10/2019 4:38:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 58 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 April 2019 | Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan and Manny Fernandez
    It was never like this before. The migrants come now in the middle of the night or in the bright light of day. Men and women arrive by the hundreds, caked with dirt, with teens and toddlers in tow. They jump the small fences in remote parts of Texas, and they gather on the hot pavement at the main border crossing in California. Tired and fearful, they look for the one thing that they pray will allow them to stay in the United States, at least for a while: a Border Patrol agent. Gone are the days when young, strong...
  • Mrs. Don-o's "Climate Crisis Lent" Letter: Text

    04/03/2019 11:40:55 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    NOR blog ^ | March 26, 2019 | Me
    This year my parish re-themed Lent to address the Climate CO2 Crisis. It’s apparently a “wholesale” international push (by Global Catholic Climate Movement, a “collective” of diocesan offices and international NGOs inspired by Laudato Si and Catholic Climate Covenant, the USCCB-related entity) with local “retail” distributors, embodied in miniature in our parish JPICs (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation groups.) [snip] I find the Catholic Climate Crisis Lent deeply misplaced, but I have no representation at the parish, diocesan, national, or Vatican level. Well, there is my little circle: we talk about these things. What we all agree on...
  • 92 percent of illegal immigrant families ignore deportations, Lindsey Graham says

    03/29/2019 5:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/28/2019 | S Dinan
    Nearly every illegal immigrant family slated for deportation over the last six months has ignored those orders, according to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A staggering 92 percent of family members failed to appear at their deportation hearings in the months since September, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. He said he obtained those numbers from Ron Vitiello, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “The system is broken and overwhelmed,” Mr. Graham tweeted. “It is a national emergency!”
  • Sen. Graham on Stunning Border Crossing Stats: 'If This Is Not a Crisis, What the Hell Would Be?'

    03/06/2019 10:45:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/6/19 | FOXNews Interview
    5 min 30 sec YouTube video: Click here => Sen Lindsey Graham Interview
  • The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War

    02/22/2019 10:47:28 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 25 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 21st, 2019 | Conrad Black
    The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran. For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two...
  • New border crisis: 1,809 illegal crossing attempts a day, ‘ticking time bomb’

    02/06/2019 10:25:57 AM PST · by rxsid · 11 replies ^ | 02.06.2019 | Paul Bedard
    A pro-Trump group has taken the president’s demand for border wall funding to the streets around Capitol Hill, warning that a barrier is needed to thwart 1,809 illegal crossing attempts every single day.America First Policies, which promotes President Trump’s agenda, has outfitted a truck with a billboard “ticker” that displays the minute-by-minute count of illegal crossing attempts at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Asylum crisis in Maine: Dems shift taxpayer money from needy citizens to pay for needs of migrants

    01/31/2019 6:48:01 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/31/19 | USA Features
    The former GOP governor of Maine appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday to address reports that his state’s largest city, Portland, is facing an “asylum crisis” as migrants flood in and overwhelm available shelters and public assistance. Former Gov. Paul LePage, who left office earlier this month, addressed details in a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday headlined, “Maine’s Largest City Strains Under Asylum-Seeker Influx.” It’s a problem that the city “brought on itself” as the people “are going to be left to pick up the pieces,” Ingraham warned, Lifezette reported. The WSJ report noted that migrants, mostly...
  • A costly way to address the pension crisis: Why federal bailouts are a bad idea

    01/24/2019 9:29:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/24/2019 | Joshua Rauh
    When both Democratic and Republican lawmakers recently joined together to support a taxpayer-funded, multibillion-dollar bailout of big union pension funds, you didn’t need to be a “swamp” creature to know something has gone terribly wrong in Washington, D.C. But that is exactly what happened when U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, offered a so-called bipartisan plan to address the pension crisis. However, this proposed bailout of organized labor’s retirement plans would cost federal taxpayers billions — while setting a dangerous precedent that would expose taxpayers and laborers to more financial mischief. The expectation...
  • Even if there wasn't a trade war, China would still be in crisis

    01/18/2019 7:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Rick Moran
    The Chinese economic crisis has been a below-the-radar story for more than a year as the once mighty Chinese economy is in free fall. The trade war with the United States certainly hasn't helped matters, but the crisis in the Chinese economy predates the tit-for-tat tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other. Bloomberg: Once again, the world's investors are turning their worried gaze toward China.  And for good reason.  Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5 percent, the slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009.  Car purchases fell last year for the first time...
  • Gov’t shutdown strands pelican, injured owl in Rhode Island

    01/13/2019 5:19:46 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies ^ | 1/13/19 | unknown
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An out-of-place pelican and an injured owl will likely remain stranded at a Rhode Island wildlife facility until the end of the partial federal government shutdown. The Providence Journal reports that the juvenile brown pelican — likely steered north by high winds — had become a sensation to bird watchers and dock workers who nicknamed him “Bert.” The bird was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island as temperatures dropped, where executive director Kristin Fletcher says they can’t get the needed federal permits to move him to a southern location. Fletcher says the group...
  • Humanitarian Crisis At Our Southern Border. I Just Got Back And It Is A Far Worse Situation

    01/11/2019 8:19:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/11/19 | Donald J. Trump
    Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....
  • Nielsen says 35 million people watched Trump speech

    01/10/2019 1:35:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies ^ | Jan 9, 2019
    <p>NEW YORK - An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown.</p> <p>That's about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said Wednesday it was similar to President Barack Obama's 2014 presidential address on fighting the Islamic state, which was seen by 34 million people.</p>