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  • CNN: Decades of ‘Fake News’

    06/14/2017 12:52:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 4 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/14/2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump’s repeated branding of CNN as “fake news” may have been born in its biased 2016 campaign coverage, but the truth is CNN has peddled inaccurate reporting with an agenda for at least three decades. From former CNN correspondent Peter Arnett, in 1991, passing along Iraqi war propaganda of allied forces bombing a “baby milk plant” to CNN executive Eason Jordan, in 2005, accusing U.S. soldiers of targeting journalists to CNN contributor Donna Brazile feeding townhall questions to the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, there is a long history of news fakery at the oldest 24-hour cable news outlet. The...
  • This battery breakthrough could change the world

    07/12/2016 6:07:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 88 replies
    GearBurn ^ | July 12, 2016 | By Wiehahn Diederichs
    Well it seems the battery gods have heard our call and bestowed upon us a miracle.Researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) may have discovered a way to drastically increase the life of modern day batteries. And the best part is that they stumbled upon this solution by accident.To be more specific, the discovery was made by fifth-year PhD student, Mya Le Thai. Mya was working on an electrolyte gel that was to substitute the electrolyte liquid currently found in batteries in an attempt to make it more affordable. But in a coincidental twist of fate (thank you...
  • US Shale’s Big Squeeze

    01/24/2016 9:15:19 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 22 January 2016 | Ed Crooks
    The boom years left the US oil industry deep in debt. The 60 leading US independent oil and gas companies have total net debt of $206bn, from about $100bn at the end of 2006. As of September, about a dozen had debts that were more than 20 times their earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. Worries about the health of these companies have been rising. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch index of high-yield energy bonds, which includes many indebted oil companies, has an average yield of more than 19%. Almost a third of the 155 US oil and...
  • Muslim anti-Semitism is only decades old, Obama claims

    01/21/2014 4:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/21/14 | Neil Munro
    Experts are scoffing at President Barack Obama’s apparent belief that widespread Muslim hatred of Jews is only decades old. “Obama reveals that he has no idea, or doesn’t want to give the impression that he has any idea, about the reality of Islamic anti-Semitism,” said Robert Spencer, the author of many books on Islamic ideas and director of Jihad Watch. “Anti-Semitism is hard-wired into Islam,” from its origins before 700, said Andrew Bostom, author of three books about Islam, including “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism,” which lists centuries of anti-Semitic hatred, murders, pogroms and apartheid-like discrimination.
  • Chinese police seize decades-old chicken feet smuggled from Vietnam

    07/08/2013 4:42:08 PM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-8-13
    Police in China discovered decades-old chicken feet, beef tripe, and cartilage when they raided an illegal food storage site in the Guangxi region. Twenty tons of meat -- some dating back as far as 1967 -- was apparently smuggled by a gang into China from Vietnam, according to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the chicken feet were brought into China frozen, and then processed with bleach and other chemicals to add weight and improve color. By increasing the weight, the gang was able to turn about 2.2 pounds into more...
  • Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in 4 decades - 1971-2011

    02/18/2012 6:58:19 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades - 1971-2011 2,000-25,000 between Jordanians and "Palestinians" 1970 ('Black September').[] 3,000,000 - Bangladesh, 1971 (by Yahya Khan).[] 300,000 - Uganda (1971-1979 under Idi Amin). [] Over 100,000 - Algeria (between 1992 and 2002).[] Over 300,000 - Iraq (1979-2003) under Saddam Hussein.[] 300,000 - Lebanon 1970s-2000 by Syria and 'Palestinians'.[] 2,500,000 - Sudan, 1983-2005.[] PSMost Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab "Palestinian" casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah...
  • Limited household formation threatens mortgage market (Only 51% of adults are married)

    12/14/2011 7:37:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    HousingWire ^ | December 14, 2011 | Andrew Scoggin
    Single-family originations will likely dip in 2012 because of fewer refinances, according to Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac. The market will see a refinance burnout, Nothaft said, with a dwindling pool of eligible borrowers and higher mortgage rates by the second half of 2012. Nothaft projects $1.3 trillion in single-family mortgage originations in 2011, compared to $1.14 trillion in 2012 and $1.07 trillion in 2013. The Freddie Mac projections for 2012 come as a Pew Research Center study showed a record-low number of adults married in the U.S. About 51% of all adults were married as of 2010,...
  • Making Homes Affordable Makes Others Poor

    11/26/2011 5:48:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2011 | John Sohne
    Imagine that you are in the business of lending money. At one time, the business model was simple; money was lent to people who had a high probability of repaying it. The rules were then changed by federal government in the interest of "fairness," with laws passed such as the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and federal agencies like Housing & Urban Development (HUD) activated. To stay in business, you must follow the government's dictates. Then the government changes the rules again by changing the percentage of loans that go to certain types of borrowers in the interest of "fairness." Just...
  • More McMansion Subsidies (A backdoor effort to keep Fannie and Freddie in business)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 2, 2011 | Wall Street Journal
    Winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was never going to be easy, given the mortgage giants' market dominance and the housing lobby of Realtors, home builders, banks and others arrayed against reform. But if even a Republican House of Representatives can't take a baby step toward a private market after some $142 billion in taxpayers losses, who will? It's a question that House Speaker John Boehner might consider as he reads a letter that Florida Republican Bill Posey and New York Democrat Gary Ackerman are circulating to fellow Members for signatures. The letter supports an amendment to an appropriations...
  • Soaring Delinquency Rates Could Crush The New York City Housing Markets

    11/01/2011 8:52:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/01/2011 | Keith Jurow, Minyanville
    New York is the largest city and the most misunderstood housing market in the nation. Sellers think that the market in New York has held up rather well and ask a lot for their property. Most buyers look at the listing price, laugh and just walk away. The result has been very low sales volume at prices that cause many analysts to shake their head in bewilderment. This report is written to help both buyers and sellers. If you are a potential buyer, you will learn why you need to be extremely careful to avoid overpaying on a property. If...
  • Banks Not Wanting to Lend Myth / Preventing Foreclosures Hurting Housing Market

    10/23/2011 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 10 replies ^ | October, 23 2011 | Mark Hanson (Mr. Mortgage)
    Banks Not Wanting to Lend is a myth. It’s a trendy thing to blame the banks for not wanting to lend, but it’s not reality. Don’t get me wrong…most everything else might be able to be blamed on them, but not this. This is what makes the problem in mortgage and housing so fundamentally grave. It’s just not as easy as lowering rates, doing a mass refi event, or pulling Foreclosures off the market. After nearly 5 years, if there was an easy fix (such as printing trillions of dollars in order to try to create inflation) housing would be...
  • Coming Derivatives Crisis That Could Destroy The Entire Global Financial System (Bank of America)

    10/22/2011 4:55:46 PM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    Most people have no idea that Wall Street has become a gigantic financial casino.  The big Wall Street banks are making tens of billions of dollars a year in the derivatives market, and nobody in the financial community wants the party to end.  The word "derivatives" sounds complicated and technical, but understanding them is really not that hard.  A derivative is essentially a fancy way of saying that a bet has been made.  Originally, these bets were designed to hedge risk, but today the derivatives market has mushroomed into a mountain of speculation unlike anything the world has ever...
  • 'Libya Likely to Become Next Iraq'

    08/22/2011 6:37:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mon Aug 22, 2011
    NATO's invasion of Tripoli prompts discussion of a potential occupation of Libya where the people of Libya could experience the suffering of Iraq. Press TV talks with Jeff Steinberg, Executive Intelligence Review, in Washington who claims this is a heavy NATO invasion of Tripoli not the outcome of a civil war and that similar misery is set to befall the Libyan people as NATO moves ever toward an occupation of another oil rich Muslim country. Following is a transcript of the interview. Press TV: What do you think of the new developments in Libya? Jeff Steinberg: First of all this...
  • New Zealand hit by heaviest snowfall in decades

    08/15/2011 7:53:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies ^ | August 15, 2011
    WELLINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy snow fell in many parts of the North and South Islands of New Zealand on Monday, causing major disruption, closing schools, roads and airports, the local daily New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday. Forecasters have said that more snow is expected to strike much of the country later on Tuesday, turning the novelty into far more treacherous conditions. The blizzards have already caused a number of car accidents as well as power outages in hundreds of houses which were left in very cold conditions. Meanwhile, severe disruptions are again expected on Tuesday for schools, businesses...
  • New single-family home sales fall 1% in June

    07/26/2011 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.26.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of new single-family homes fell 1.0% in June as purchases in the Northeast dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking the data in 1973. Single-family sales fell last month to an annual rate of 312,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected sales to climb to an annual rate of 325,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Sales for May were revised slightly lower to an annual rate of 315,000. Sales of single-family homes sank 15.8% in the Northeast and 12.7% in the West. The Midwest saw sales climb 9.5%...
  • Housing starts rise 14.6% to five-month high

    07/19/2011 6:33:34 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.19.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. home builders sharply increased construction in June, according to estimates released Tuesday by the Commerce Department. Housing starts rose 14.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000, the highest level since January, the data showed. Details underlying the June figures were also strong. There was a large increase in starts of multifamily units and a smaller gain in starts of single-family homes, the department reported. Analysts said this will be the new trend in home building as there are more renters than buyers in the market. The report was much better than expected. Economists surveyed...
  • Flat jobs data signal weakest recovery in decades

    07/08/2011 3:32:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/11 | Paul Wiseman - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market is defying history. A dismal June employment report shows that employers are adding nowhere near as many jobs as they normally do this long after a recession has ended. Unemployment has climbed for three straight months and is now at 9.2 percent. There's no precedent, in data going back to 1948, for such a high rate two years into what economists say is a recovery. The economy added just 18,000 jobs in June. That's a fraction of the 90,000 jobs economists had expected and a sliver of the 300,000 jobs needed each month to...
  • Gallup: In No Month of Obama Presidency Has Majority Believed Economy Improving

    07/05/2011 2:03:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/5/11 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    Barack Obama has now been president for more than 29 months, yet in none of those months has a majority of Americans believed the nation’s economy is getting better rather than worse, according to the Gallup poll.In fact, in no month of Obama’s presidency has belief that the economy is getting better exceeded 41 percent among American adults, a peak it reached in April 2010 and again in January 2011.In the most recent three day-period reported by Gallup—July 1-July 3—only 31 percent of Americans said they believed the economy was getting better. Meanwhile, 63 percent said they believed it was getting worse. Each day, Gallup...
  • Squatter Nation: 5 years with no mortgage payment

    06/10/2011 12:14:57 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 44 replies ^ | June 9, 2011: 9:45 AM ET | By Les Christie
    Charles and Jill Segal have not made a mortgage payment in nearly five years -- but they continue to live in their five-bedroom West Palm Beach, Fla. home. Lynn, from St. Petersburg, Fla., has been living without paying for three years. In Thousand Oaks, Calif., an actor has missed 30 payments, and still, he has not lost his home. They're not alone. Some 4.2 million mortgage borrowers are either seriously delinquent or have had their cases referred to lawyers to pursue foreclosure auctions, according to LPS Applied Analytics. Of those, two-thirds have made no payments at all for at least...
  • Wasn't the 1970s the best decade for popular music ever?

    01/29/2011 12:21:50 PM PST · by big black dog · 196 replies
    Come on. The later 1960's druggies who believed they could change the world through drugs, wild sex, and weird music came to realize they weren't changing anything -- at least in whatever sober moments they/we had. Bur we still have the music!