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  • Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth

    04/20/2017 3:46:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Realtor Mag ^ | April 12, 2017 | Robert Krueger
    Foreign-born residents will have a "significant impact" on the housing market according to "Housing in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand," released by the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing. The report also notes that if the current levels aren't sustained, the industry could suffer. "Immigrants have helped stabilize and strengthen the housing market throughout the recovery," says Stockton Williams, executive director of the Terwilliger Center. "Immigrants' housing purchasing power and preferences are significant economic assets for metropolitan regions across the country. This suggests the potential for much more growth attributable to foreign-born residents in the years ahead." Immigrants in...
  • Russia 'actively interfering' with French elections, warns US senator [Burr]

    03/30/2017 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 March 2017 09:28 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee warned Wednesday that Russia is interfering in the French election just as it did in the US presidential campaign last year.Senator Richard Burr, who has access to some of the most highly classified US intelligence, said Moscow has shown a clear will and ability to disrupt elections in Western democracies. “What we might assess was a very covert effort in 2016 in the United States, is a very overt effort, as well as covert, in Germany and France,” he told reporters. …
  • One in ten German firms to cut UK investments before Brexit: survey

    03/28/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 March 2017 14:30 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    One in ten German firms present in Britain plans to stop investing in the island nation even before it definitively leaves the European Union, an industry group survey published on Tuesday found. German firms believe Brexit “will seriously damage business with the United Kingdom,” said Eric Schweitzer, president of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), which surveyed 2,200 internationally active companies. Some nine percent of firms who have invested in the UK plan to shift investments elsewhere, with Germany and the rest of the EU the top choices. Britain is the third-biggest export market for Germany...
  • For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase (barf)

    11/25/2016 9:12:57 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV via AP ^ | 11/25/16 | Christopher Rugaber
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They'd pay more. Most married couples with three or more children would also pay higher taxes, an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found. And while middle-class families as a whole would receive tax cuts of about 2 percent, they'd be dwarfed by the windfalls averaging 13.5 percent for America's richest 1 percent.
  • Are you at risk from solar storms?

    10/17/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 40 replies
    daileymail ^ | 10/17/17 | Stacy Liberatore
    First map showing areas in the US at risk of solar storms has been released Experts looked at two factors, one being data from geomagnetic storms The other was data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth's surface Map reveals Minnesota and Wisconsin are at the highest risk in the US But more than half the US hasn't been surveyed due to a lack of funds Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue Copywrite prevents full publication of this article
  • RED ALERT — Get ready for a 'severe fall' in the stock market, HSBC says

    10/12/2016 6:49:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/16 | Bob Bryan
    HSBC's technical-analysis team has thrown up the ultimate warning signal. In a note to clients released Wednesday, Murray Gunn, the head of technical analysis for HSBC, said he had become on "RED ALERT" for an imminent sell-off in stocks given the price action over the past few weeks. Gunn uses a type of technical analysis called the Elliott Wave Principle, which tracks alternating patterns in the stock market to discern investors' behavior and possible next moves. In late September, Gunn said the stock market's moves looked eerily similar to those just before the 1987 stock market crash. Citi's Tom Fitzpatrick...
  • 1.5m US iPhone users are about to switch to Android

    08/28/2016 4:19:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    Computerworld ^ | August 26, 2016 | by Jonny Evans
    But almost 4 million Android users will switch to iPhone The latest Fluent data suggests interest in the next iPhone 7 is muted in contrast to previous years, with only one in three existing users thinking its release is a big deal. All the same, Apple is attracting far more Android switchers than it is losing iPhone users.iPhone quitters If we take ComScore figures for January 2016 we see that around 198.5 million people in the US own smartphones. 52.8 percent of these use Android and 43.6 percent use iPhones, ComScore claims.If we use ComScore’s figures as base we can...
  • Apple making big profits but Chinese workers’ wage on the slide

    08/28/2016 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    China Labor Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | China Labor Watch
    Executive Summary Apple controls costs associated with purchases and workers’ in the supply chain. In manufacturing the IPhone, over 80% of materials are purchased by Apple. In addition, Apple supplies the manufacturing equipment whilst factories only purchase cases, screens, circuit boards, packaging and other materials. In the assembly department, labor costs include workers’ costs which are calculated according to the minimum wage standard for the region. in addition to management fees for the factory. Since Tim Cook became CEO of Apple, the company has required suppliers to not only increase their productivity but to also decrease costs at a rate...
  • Intel x86s hide another CPU that can take over your machine (you can't audit it)

    06/25/2016 9:26:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Bing Bong ^ | 06/15/16 | Damien Zammit
    Recent Intel x86 processors implement a secret, powerful control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine. When these are eventually compromised, they'll expose all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks. I've made it my mission to open up this system and make free, open replacements, before it's too late. The Intel Management Engine (ME) is a subsystem composed of a special 32-bit ARC microprocessor that's physically located inside the chipset. It is an extra general purpose computer running a firmware blob that is sold as a management system for...
  • Marco Rubio Releases Tax Returns for last 13 Years. What is Donald Trump hiding? [ZOT]

    02/27/2016 3:29:05 PM PST · by flfreedom · 204 replies
    Marco Rubio Campaign ^ | 2/27/2016 | FlFreedom
    We cannot let Donald Trump be our nominee without releasing his Tax Returns. If there is a "bombshell" in there, it needs to come out now. If not, a Democrat bureaucrat in the IRS will leak them (just like with Mitt Campaign). A "bombshell" post nomination = President Hillary Clinton. Trump supporters and everyone else should demand this transparency from a possible president...there's too much at stake.
  • The Harbinger Warning - September 13, 2015 - Fact or Fiction?

    09/06/2015 2:06:46 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 174 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/6/15 | Paul Beck
    Dear friends, I don't often send out these out... but this is a MUCH WATCH! This topic has dominated the last year and this man does a great job in presenting the "You decide" call on Elul 29 and the Shemitah year which is to be fulfilled this Sept 13th. Whatever your thought on this topic is up to you but we want you to watch the last 15 minutes of this video. My friends the last 15 minutes (start point - 58min) of this video is the MUST WATCH SECTION. In this section financial experts talk with secular financial...
  • What Events Will Lead Up To The Anti-Christ's 666 Global State

    08/10/2015 9:34:09 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 79 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/9/15
    When the Rapture of the Church finally takes place - in which Almighty God the Son calls out His body (saints and ambassadors) - it (The Rapture) will be a wondrous sign unto the apostate western world more so than a sign unto the whole world. For all had better be prepared, for Almighty God's "Day of Wrath" is now at hand (2 Thess. 2:3-12)! The official commencement of this horrific seven year period will be the breaking of the 1st seal (i.e., the "Confirming of the Covenant" - Dan. 9:27) by Almighty God’s Lamb (i.e., The Lord Jesus Christ)...
  • The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

    08/02/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden!
    From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers' basic information - name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics - but it also digs a bit deeper... and finding answers is not easy, as one privacy expert exclaimed, "there is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across 13 different Settings screens and an external website constitutes 'real transparency'."
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Could ‘Strange Sound From the Sky’ Signal End of Days?

    05/24/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 24, 2015 | JP
    The UK’s Daily Mail published a news story last weekend speculating on the source of a “strange sound from the sky” that has been heard across the globe for nearly a decade. Witnesses told the Mail that what they heard sounded very much like the blast of a trumpet. And that it was so loud it shook the ground beneath them. In a sidebar, the Mail listed seven possible theories, from the unremarkable to the fantastical, that could account for the strange sound from the sky. The first six included (in order) tectonic plates grinding, atmospheric pressure, trains shunting, construction...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Video: White House Science advisor says man made global warming saving us from another ice age

    12/23/2014 3:34:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I have a feeling that somebody on the White House staff is going to be sitting down for a little holiday chat with Obama science advisor Eric Holdren. (Not to be confused with Eric Holder, but that’s another story.) The official Assistant to the President for Science and Technology held an online Q&A where he fielded questions submitted by the public. The former professor at both Harvard and Berkeley read one question about whether or not climate change was the result of the activities of man or the natural cycles of the planet. In this video supplied by MRC...
  • Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

    08/16/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The storage of user data in China represents a departure from the policies of some technology companies, notably Google Inc (GOOGL.O), which has long refused to build data centers in China due to censorship and privacy concerns. Apple said the move was part of an effort to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service, which lets users store pictures, e-mail and other data. Positioning data centers...
  • Global Warming 'Fabricated' by NASA and NOAA

    06/23/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014, 5:12 AM PDT | James Delingpole and Kit Eastwood
    Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centres - NASA and NOAA - have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century "global warming". The evidence of their tinkering can clearly be seen at Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard has posted a series of graphs which show "climate change" before and after the adjustments.When the raw data is used, there is little if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling. However, once the data has been adjusted - ie fabricated by computer models -  20th century 'global warming'...
  • Tweet to save lives: #ThePillKills campaign highlights dangers of hormonal contraceptives

    06/09/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2014 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Washington, D.C., June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members and supporters of nearly 60 pro-life groups will be taking to social media for three days beginning June 5 to inform women about the deadly dangers of the pill and similar hormonal contraceptives. The campaign, which asks pro-life users of Twitter and Facebook to post facts and statistics about the risks of chemical birth control alongside the hashtag #ThePillKills, was organized by American Life League (ALL). "The mountain of evidence that these drugs are killers cannot just be swept under the rug," said Judie Brown, president of ALL. "We need to...