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  • Illinois Drives People Away

    12/13/2017 7:13:40 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/2017 | The Editorial Board
    If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment in prodigal high-tax states. Democrats in Illinois ought to be especially chastened by new IRS data showing an acceleration of out-migration. The Prairie State lost a record $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states in the 2015 tax year, according to recently IRS data released. That’s up from $3.4 billion in the prior year. Many of the migrants were retirees who often flock to balmier climes. But millennials accounted for more than a third of the net outflow...
  • They're leaving California for Las Vegas to find the middle-class life that eluded them

    12/04/2017 8:34:37 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 53 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec 3rd 2017 | Steve Lopez
    Solid recent data is hard to come by, but 2016 census figures showed an uptick in the number of people who fled Los Angeles and Orange counties for less expensive California locales, or they left the state altogether. “If housing costs continue to rise, we should expect to see more people leaving high-cost areas,” said Jed Kolko, an economist with UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Moving to get a better job or move up the workplace chain is nothing new. But what’s going on here seems different — people leaving not for better jobs or pay, but because...
  • Ghost ships believed to be from North Korea wash ashore in Japan

    12/03/2017 12:50:02 PM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    abc ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Several wooden boats, some carrying skeletons, have mysteriously washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks. Authorities are still investigating where the so-called "ghost ships" came from, but experts say all signs point to North Korea. The Japanese coast guard on Thursday recovered one decrepit vessel drifting off the western coast of Matsumae town on the northern island of Hokkaido. Ten men found aboard the wooden ship identified themselves as North Koreans and said they were taking refuge at an island nearby due to rough weather... The Japanese coast guard has detected 59 cases so far this year of boats and...
  • Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

    08/27/2017 7:31:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | August 27, 2017
    There are no cardboard boxes or bubble wrap or heavy duty packing tape in Tim Stokes' 1,600-square-foot Sacramento, Calif., home. But, according to the 36-year-old, he and his pregnant wife, their three kids and their two 100-pound mastiffs are on the verge of selling the house they bought just over a year ago. Though Stokes was born in Nevada, he has spent all but the first six months of his life in California. For most of that time, any move away from his hometown and family would have been unthinkable for him. But in the past six years, Stokes, who...
  • Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

    08/19/2017 8:44:43 AM PDT · by texas booster · 12 replies
    Miami Herald AP ^ | Aug 18 2017 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane traveling from Aruba, Colombian migration authorities said in a statement. The couple didn't request asylum, according to a senior Colombian official speaking on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss the politically sensitive case. Ortega and Ferrer have long been aligned with Venezuela's ruling socialist party but recently broke with Maduro, publicly denouncing his push to convene a constitutional...
  • Albany cop admits he fled the scene of car crash

    08/17/2017 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 8/17/2017 | Staff
    ALBANY -- A city police officer pleaded guilty to a violation Thursday, admitting he fled the scene of a predawn-car crash in Pine Hills in May. The patrolman, Shawn Dixon, pleaded guilty before City Court Judge Holly Trexler to leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He agreed to pay $50 in restitution to the other driver involved. Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into another car in Pine Hills. Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he...
  • Exodus: Company Helps Conservative Californians Emigrate to Texas

    07/31/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    A new company is helping conservative Californians emigrate to Texas, where they can enjoy lower taxes, better economic opportunities, and friendlier politics. Fox News reports that former Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot has founded a company, Conservative Move, that helps would-be emigrants sell their homes in the Golden State and find new ones in the Lone Star State, and also helps them find “a good-paying job” in their new home. Chabot’s prospective clients include those who, like him, have concluded that California has no future for them: "While California during the 1980s and early 1990s was anything but serene –...
  • Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

    07/26/2017 12:57:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Moneyish ^ | July 26, 2017 | Catey Hill
    Winter is coming for the North. Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people), the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.”
  • Wasserman Schultz’s IT Muslim Spy Arrested By FBI Enroute to Pakistan After 300K Wire

    07/26/2017 6:21:04 AM PDT · by ptsal · 88 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 25, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.[snip]In March, his wife Hina Alvi, who also was on the House payroll, withdrew her children from school and left the country, the affidavit says. The Capitol Police confronted her at the airport but could not stop her. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted a search of Alvi’s bags immediately prior to her boarding the plane and located a total of $12,400.00 in U.S. cash inside. Alvi was...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Lead IT Guy Arrested Trying To Leave Country

    07/26/2017 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/17 | Judi McLeod
    Any further probing of the nothing there Russian conspiracy would make Robert Mueller’s special counsel the biggest political joke of all time. Arkancide Alert? Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’d IT guy, Pakistan-born Imran Awan was arrested on bank fraud charges at Dulles International Airport Tuesday while trying to make his way out of the country. Still on Wasserman Schultz’s payroll, despite being barred from accessing the House’s computer system since February, Awan had worked IT for some 31 other Democrat politicians.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Man, Imran Awan Caught Trying To Flee The Country!

    07/26/2017 4:58:39 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    For those of you who do not remember the Awan Brothers, I will give you a swift rundown. There were three brothers from Pakistan, hired by Obama, who were given top security clearance while working for Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the DNC. They had access to our Nations Intelligence, and one of them was just arrested by the FBI trying to leave the United States. “Feds/USCP picked up Imran Awan at Dulles Aiport last night as he was “trying to leave the country.” Has been arraigned. Surrendered passport.” This arrest will affect the DNC FRAUD LAWSUIT, AND ALSO THE RUSSIA...
  • BREAKING: Imran Awan arrested at Dulles and charged with bank fraud [WassermanSchultzFallGuy]

    07/25/2017 2:05:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 319 replies
    twitter ^ | 7-25-17 | Jim Lokay
    Jim Lokay FOX5‏Verified account @LokayFOX5 Follow More BREAKING: House staffer Imran Awan arrested at Dulles and charged with bank fraud, per @FOXNews.. Awan worked for @DWSTweets. #fox5dc 1:39 PM - 25 Jul 2017 from Sterling, VA
  • The Big 3 Exodus: California, Illinois, and New York Keep Losing People to Other States

    05/11/2017 8:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | Wednesday May 10, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    It seems that many residents of the West Coast and the Northeast are leaving those regions behind. In March, for example, the Sacramento Bee reported that California “exports its poor to Texas ... while wealthier people move in.” Former Californians report that a lackluster job market, a high cost of living, and high taxes are pushing them out. This week, Chicago Magazine reported on Chicago's highly publicized diaspora. One interviewee reported the crime, high cost of living, and taxes drove him out of Illinois and across the state line to northern Indiana. “I couldn’t have this size house in Illinois,” he said. Last week,...
  • Here’s Why Christians Are Choosing To Leave The Girl Scouts

    05/10/2017 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 10, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    It sure is easy to get confused these days. One moment #Resistance against offensive politics and policies is brave. Bold. Daring. The next? “That is crazy talk.” At least that’s the charge leveled when conservatives resist liberal policies, such as when the archbishop of Kansas City, Joseph Naumann, announced last week that the Archdiocese had decided to end its relationship with the Girl Scouts of America. As he put it: To follow Jesus and his Gospel will often require us to be counter-cultural. With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the...
  • Town hall addresses Baltimore's population losses

    04/05/2017 10:19:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | April 5, 2017 | Deborah Weiner
    Many people feel Baltimore has a real image problem. A group is trying to change that image and held a town hall Tuesday in an effort to keep families in Baltimore. Federal population estimates indicate Baltimore’s population may fall to a 100-year low. So, the idea is to reverse middle class flight, and that is the work of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. Crime and public safety are among the top reasons families cite when choosing to move away from Baltimore City. Advocates said that when families leave it poses a serious threat to the local economy and undermines the...
  • ESPN Reportedly Losing 10k Subscribers a Day - due to left wing politics

    02/15/2017 5:23:02 AM PST · by tje · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Robert Jonathan
    ESPN has become a drag on the earnings of parent company Disney as cord-cutters unsubscribe in droves. “A floundering ESPN, with rising costs and declining viewership, continued to sink Disney’s financial results during its fiscal first quarter,” MarketWatch noted. With its movie franchises and theme parks, Disney is and should be doing fine, but the 1Q revenue was down 3 percent and profit plummeted 14 percent because of its sports media investment. ~Then farther down~ In an essay posted at Outkick the Coverage, Travis argues that ESPN is tanking in the ratings generally because of an emphasis on political correctness...
  • The Time Has Come for 51

    02/11/2017 4:50:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2017 | John Steinreich
    After nearly three decades in L.A. County, Nestlé will soon move its headquarters from California to Virginia. This food services giant with an estimated $235 billion in assets worldwide will by the end of 2018 remove 1,200 jobs from a state that relies heavily on income taxes to fund its massive public sector. Nestlé's exodus follows other big employers, including Toyota, Campbell's Soup, Dunn-Edwards Paints, and eBay – which took with them tens of thousands of jobs – and mirrors the flight of mom-and-pop operations, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals who have ditched the once Golden State for places where the...
  • Man forces popular Florida pastor to flee house naked

    02/01/2017 5:29:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    WKBW ^ | 1/31/17 | Justin Boggs
    A Florida pastor fled from a house naked earlier in January after a man arrived home to find the pastor having sex with the man's wife, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Citing a police report, the Tallahassee Democrat reported that Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons was being chased by the man with a handgun after the husband caught the cheating wife and pastor in the couple's daughter's bedroom. Simmons escaped the home and hid behind a fence as the husband went looking for the pastor. The man's wife called the police as the incident took place. Simmons and the woman opted not...
  • ALEC, United Van Lines Study: People Moving to Lower-tax States

    01/23/2017 8:01:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) just released its latest Rich States, Poor States study showing how states measure up in economic performance based on three variables, and then ranking them in a forecast based on 15 variables. Its conclusion is the same this year as in the past:Generally speaking, states that spend less — especially on income transfer programs, and states that tax less — particularly on productive activities such as working or investing — experience higher growth rates than states that tax and spend more. A United Van Lines report confirms ALEC’s conclusions: Retirees, who make up about a quarter of...
  • Twitter CTO Quits as Social Network’s Execs Flee Company

    12/21/2016 5:35:45 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Nate Church
    Adam Messinger joins a long list of ex-Twitter leadership as he suddenly departed the troubled social media network. Twitter CTO and newly-appointed Head of Product Adam Messinger joins Kevin Weil, as well as Katie Jacobs Stanton, Alex Roetter, and Brian Schipper, on a life raft off of Jack Dorsey’s beleaguered network. VP of Product and “rising star” Josh McFarland is following Messinger right through the door. Adam Bain, Twitter’s former COO, left a 4% stock drop in the wake of his own exit, just last month.