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  • Mizzou dumps its entire social media team, closes D.C. lobbying office to save money

    06/06/2017 8:28:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 6, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    The University of Missouri’s social media accounts and its threat-warning system face an uncertain future after the university laid off its entire staff responsible for their upkeep as part of a cost-cutting measure. Leaders of financially troubled Mizzou may also end up serving as their own spokespeople, should the UM System’s flagship institution go through another public relations nightmare like its racial protests from a year and a half ago.
  • Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files For Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million In Subsidies

    05/12/2017 5:36:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Reuters via Daily Caller via thelibertarianrepublic.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Copyright 2017 Daily Caller News Foundation; Reuters via Daily Caller via Michael Bastasch
    The company once hailed as Europe’s largest solar panel producer filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming cheap Chinese panels for flooding the market. “The ongoing price erosion and the development of the business” has left the company “over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings,” SolarWorld, which is also the largest U.S. solar panel maker, said in a statement. The filing comes after SolarWorld was forced to lay off employees earlier this year. The company employs around 3,000 people, including 800 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was one of the few German-based solar companies to survive a recent market downturn. SolarWorld...
  • Syrian jets take off from air base US missiles struck, according to Syrian observers

    04/08/2017 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/07/2017 | Reuters
    Syrian warplanes took off from an air base which was hit by U.S. cruise missiles on Friday, and carried out air strikes on rebel-held areas in the eastern Homs countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The U.S. Navy had fired dozens of missiles at the air base near Homs city in response to a chemical attack this week which Washington and its allies blamed on the Damascus government. The extent of the damage to the Shayrat air base was not entirely clear, but the Syrian warplanes had "done the impossible" in order to continue using it for sorties,...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • Mobile-built Austal LCS stranded in Singapore (US Navy ship)

    03/16/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    al com ^ | 2/22/17 | Harress
    An Austal-built Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and crew are stranded in Singapore because of a change in training standards propelled by a series of recent engineering breakdowns throughout the LCS fleet. The USS Coronado, built in Mobile nearly five years ago, deployed to the Pacific Rim in June last year to relieve the LCS Fort Worth. The Coronado and its crew were supposed to arrive back in the home port of San Diego by Thanksgiving but could now end up being abroad for an indefinite period as they wait for a relief crew to be trained to the new Naval...
  • BERLIN (AP) - Germany: Suspect in Berlin truck attack was under covert surveillance for several [tr]

    12/21/2016 11:27:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | December 21, 2016 | Josh Lederman
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany: Suspect in Berlin truck attack was under covert surveillance for several months this year
  • First Day Of Wisconsin Recount Nets Hillary One Vote

    12/02/2016 6:46:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    Dailly Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The first day of Wisconsin’s presidential recount narrowed the gap between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump by precisely one vote. Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin’s initial tally by about one percent, or just over 22,000 votes. Nevertheless, Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who finished a very distant fourth) is demanding a full recount after suggesting fraud or technological glitches may have swayed the results. In response to Stein’s demand, Wisconsin began recounting all its ballots Thursday. But the first results to emerge suggest the final tally will be rather close to the original one. Only...
  • Europe's prisoner suicide problem

    10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Europe has one of the highest rates of prisoner suicides compared to other regions, according to the WHO. Prison reform advocates have called for alternative solutions for tackling the harrowing phenomenon. While questions over security and personal well-being have emerged in the wake of the Chemnitz explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death, figures show that prisoner suicides happen far too often. […] The UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested in 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000. …
  • Accused SC school shooter was expelled for bringing hatchet to class, (Homeschool Lie Alert)

    09/29/2016 6:27:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Fox/AP
    The teen accused of shooting two students and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school on Wednesday reportedly was expelled from middle school last year for showing up with a hatchet. A family friend of the suspected shooter told WSPA the 14-year-old was being home-schooled after the hatchet incident. The alleged shooter had no known connection to Townville Elementary, where he was eventually taken into custody. He had been
  • DNC Convention Live; Day of Evil 4

    07/28/2016 12:33:57 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,951 replies
    Last day, amigos. LORD, give us strength....
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    05/24/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).
  • A decade after Kelo v New London Socialism has failed (Fort Trumbull still an empty lot)

    05/07/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 2005, the Fort Trumbull area of New London Connecticut was a growing middle class neighborhood. The people there were hard working and spent much of their lives building their homes and living out prosperous lives. That came to an end in 2000 when Liberal Fascist Democrats in City hall and in the state capitol of Hartford made a deal with Pfizer corporation to allow them to build a research laboratory and upscale housing in Fort Trumbull. According to estimates by the same lying fascists, over 5000 new jobs would be created. Connecticut was one of the states hardest hit...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Carly Fiorina pioneered– pioneered– the practice of outsourcing jobs,” Miller said. “Her great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, they’re now officially the outsourcing ticket.” “A critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,” Miller said, noting that, “on the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obama’s trade bill that would destroy… the middle...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018

    03/17/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018 Rebecca Ballhaus Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is done with politics – at least for now. The former presidential candidate and once-rising star in the Republican Party, who quit the race after losing his home state’s primary on Tuesday night, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he is not looking to remain a member of Congress. “I’m not running for re-election to the Senate,” he said. “I’m going to finish out my term here.” Florida bars candidates from running for two offices at once, and Mr....
  • Granholm: "Clinton Campaign Is Saying Not Any Woman, We Wouldn't Say Vote For Sarah Palin"

    02/09/2016 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2016
    FMR. GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D-MI): Young women do not want to be shamed into voting and that's very clear and nobody intended for that to happen. I think what they -- I'm from the next generation after, you know, Gloria and Madeline and we -- I've got their pictures on my wall, I mean, they are just -- they're total heroes. Of course they're going to say that we want to be able to see finally a woman as president after 227 years. But the Clinton campaign is saying not just any woman. We wouldn't say vote for Sarah Palin....
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Effort to impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage falls short

    01/14/2016 11:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster enough support to require a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power. Instead, House lawmakers voted 96-52 to indefinitely postpone debate after Republican leader Ken Fredette introduced a motion to pre-empt any action on the impeachment order. A group led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland wanted to punish the brash and outspoken Republican governor for pressuring a school operator into rescinding a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. ...
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebel Group on Verge of Collapse

    12/15/2015 11:03:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Stars & Stripes, via Military.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Slobodan Lekic
    The main Western-backed Arab rebel group in Syria appears on the verge of collapse because of low morale, desertions, and distrust of its leaders by the rank and file, threatening U.S. efforts to put together a ground force capable of defeating the Islamic State and negotiating an end to the Syrian civil war. "After five years of this war, the people are just tired ... and so are our fighters," said Jaseen Salabeh, a volunteer in the Free Syrian Army, which was formed in September 2011 by defectors from the army of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Free Syrian Army,...
  • U.S. has mapped ISIS hiding spots, but won’t launch strikes for fear of civilian deaths

    12/15/2015 6:33:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group’s operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet. Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity.