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  • Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs

    12/07/2017 10:31:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 7, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau. According to the American Community Survey's new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.
  • Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    12/06/2017 8:43:24 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Josh Lederman
    Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage...It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains. The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing skepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved. Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing...
  • Former FBI Official: Halting Immigration Is ‘Not Who We Are,’ Americans Must ‘Adjust’ To Terrorism

    12/05/2017 5:23:46 AM PST · by blam · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | John Binder
    A former official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says Americans will have to “adjust” to a new country where terrorism is routine because halting immigration is “not who we are.” Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI C. Frank Figliuzzi writes in a piece for NBC News that terrorism in the United States is changing quickly to a strategy where terrorism is merely mitigated and contained. Rather than halting immigration from particularly dangerous and terrorist-sanctioned regions of the world, Figliuzzi says Americans may have to change the way they live, noting how Americans in the car rental...
  • More reform needed to curb outrageous state-pension payouts

    12/04/2017 6:26:37 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/4/17 | Trib board
    Despite facing a shortfall of about $70 billion, Pennsylvania's public-pension systems lavishly enrich a few former state employees while most get far more modest payouts. Consider some pension-data findings from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. The average 2016 payout to Pennsylvania's 127,000-plus former employees or their beneficiaries was $27,722. But “a separate class of Keystone State pensioners” get “checks that alone put them among the top tier of all income earners” nationwide: Twenty collect more than $215,000 annually, while 500-plus collect $100,000 or more. Even after pleading guilty to child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal, former...
  • "Government Simulator" game released - a simple economic and political simulation game (Windows)

    12/04/2017 5:16:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    GovernmentSimulator.com ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Ambiera
    From the company website 'Government Simulator' is a simple economic and political simulation game. Take control of a whole country, like the USA, Germany, France, Russia, or Austria. Change laws, taxes and budgets based on real world statistics and data, and see what happens. For example: Turn the USA into a dictatorship or a social paradise Start a war with Canada Make Russia a capitalist utopia Turn Germany into a third world country Experiment with universal basic income Introduce a cash ban, nuclear phase-out, or diesel ban and much more About the game The game simulates a whole country: Population,...
  • Congressman Curbelo: I Will Vote to Shut Down Federal Govt ‘Unless We Get’ DACA Amnesty

    11/28/2017 5:15:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 76 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 28 Nov 2017 | John Binder
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) announced today that he will vote to shut down the federal government at the end of the year if the GOP spending bill does not include legislation to give amnesty to potentially 3.5 million illegal aliens in the United States.
  • Is your local government office not displaying the official portrait of President Trump?

    11/26/2017 3:53:45 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 44 replies
    I don't live in Seattle but my commute to work sometimes has me walking through that city. During the Obama years the lobby of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 915 2nd Ave in Seattle displayed the official portraits of Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden. These portraits were clearly visible from the street. The portraits were taken down in January of this year but they have not been replaced with portraits of President Trump and Vice-president Pence. The space where the portraits hung have been left empty. Across the street from this building is a post office building...
  • Two Second World War Machine Guns Handed in to Police During Firearms Amnesty

    11/21/2017 7:59:08 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-21-2017 | Andy Wells
    A pair of World War Two machine guns were among over 140 firearms handed in to police on the first week of the National Gun Surrender. The two weapons, which had been deactivated, were among five automatic guns handed in to the Metropolitan Police along with 31 shotguns, 11 pistols, 10 handguns, nine revolvers and six rifles. Some 3,859 rounds of ammunition were also handed in, as well as 48 air weapons, to the Met. The national gun surrender drive was launched on November 13 and ends on Sunday. Detective Superintendent Mike Balcombe, of the Met’s Trident and Area Crime...
  • Just How Much Did Cliven Bundy Actually Owe? See The Document For Yourself - It Wasn't Millions

    11/20/2017 1:47:30 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 27 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    The trial of Cliven, Ammon, and Ryan Bundy, along with Ryan Payne got underway, we reported on bombshells that were dropped by government witness Mary Ann Rugwell (my apologies for misspelling her name in the previous report), in which she testified that the Bureau of Land Management was not only supposed to merely round up the cattle and give them back to the Bundys, but that Cliven only owed $8,815 in trespass fees over ten years, not millions. Just so we're clear, even Fox News continues promoting the narrative that the Bundys owe millions to the government. Take a look...
  • Informed Delivery: The USPS Will Send You Pictures of Your Mail So You Can Know What is Coming

    11/16/2017 5:46:44 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 106 replies
    my mailbox ^ | 11.16.17 | chickensoup
    Today in my mailbox I received notification of a new service. Informed Delivery see the link will send me text pictures of my mail as it travels to my delivery site. I had thought for quite a while that the USPS tracked every piece of mail, with those little stick on bar codes. Now it confirm that they take pictures of each piece of mail. I repeat: They take pictures of our mail. There is no privacy. Ever. Everything is documented. Everything. We continue the march to becoming the least free country in the history of man
  • Tax Cuts Can't 'Pay For Themselves'? No Place To Cut Government? This Man Says 'Hogwash!'

    11/14/2017 8:54:08 AM PST · by sloop3 · 16 replies
    Politicians on all sides insist that we can’t have those big “beautiful” tax cuts originally promised by Donald Trump because the cuts have to “pay for themselves.” What they’re really saying is that tax cuts can't be large enough to curtail the government spending. Tax cut opponents like to create the impression that Big Government’s current spending is so critical to our national welfare, it’s simply not feasible for cuts to be made—anywhere. Really? Free Market Central spoke to Adam Andrzejewski, Founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, the non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission for the last six years has been to...
  • Listening to Trump's America (Santa Clara County, CA)

    11/13/2017 4:57:18 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 4 replies
    Our County Supervisor has been giving this talk the past few months around Santa Clara County. He put this invitation on NextDoor. Supervisor Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County District 5 November 14th at the Los Altos Library Dear Friend, Here in the Bay Area we live in a bubble, in a bubble, in a bubble. While 46% of the American electorate voted for President Donald Trump last fall, at home the numbers were dramatically different. In California 32% voted for President Trump, in Santa Clara County it was 21%, and in my hometown of Palo Alto, just 12% voted for...
  • How Free Are You?

    11/12/2017 10:26:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Do you still think you are free? What happens if you live off-grid? If you live independent of utilities, water, and sewer, and provide your own energy through solar panels, have your own sewer system, and use rainwater, you may run into problems with your local government. Robin Speroni of Cape Coral, Florida, was sued by local officials that her off-grid home was illegal, citing the International Property Maintenance Code. She was found guilty of not being hooked to the water supply. “Speroni is still being hassled by the municipality of Cape Coral for not having a connection to city...
  • Unfolding sex scandal offers lessons about California’s political hypocrisy

    11/11/2017 7:20:38 PM PST · by Mark · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News (on Line) ^ | 11/11/17 | Steven Greenhut
    Guest Commentary By Steven Greenhut | | November 11, 2017 at 11:20 am SACRAMENTO — There are few areas of private life that California’s legislators won’t at least attempt to meddle, which makes it that much more infuriating when the Capitol crowd can’t get its own house in order. I’m thinking, of course, about the unfolding sexual-harassment scandal, and lawmakers’ amazing efforts to basically look the other way. Nothing to see here, just keep moving on. Maybe, by the time lawmakers get back to work in January, the whole mess will be off the news pages. Then they can go...
  • Big Government Is Bitcoin’s Greatest Obstacle

    11/11/2017 2:52:31 PM PST · by davikkm · 44 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Bitcoin, along with many other cryptocurrencies, has recently taken the world by storm. Bitcoin’s devoted investors believe that the blockchain technology behind the currency will usher in an era where currencies are free from government manipulation. However, large governments of the past and present have not taken kindly to competitors of any sort. A competitor to the government’s greatest mechanism of power (currency issuance) is a threat the government will not ignore. There are numerous examples of the US government going to great lengths to make sure the US dollar is the most used currency in the world. If the...
  • Taxing Daylight: The Government Gives and the Government Takes Away

    11/05/2017 4:30:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-5-17 | MOTUS
    I resent the fact that legislative bureaucrats at some point in the distant past determined that we need more daylight in the evening hours - during the time of year that days are already naturally longer. What about those of us who love moonlight? Every year we are deprived of extra time to enjoy it. And for what? It’s been alleged that nobody has ever been able to articulate precisely and convincingly why we adopted daylight saving time in the first place. I think it was a conspiracy to put drive-in theatres out of business. This observation by an anonymous...
  • [VIDEO] Free Market Central Interview: Scott Rasmussen On Why The Deep State's Days Are Numbered

    11/01/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by sloop3 · 3 replies
    The Trump economy may be achieving high marks. But America has yet to recover from the political malaise of the Obama years. The country remains on edge, roiled by everything from partisan witch hunts, NFL protests and Antifa violence—to threats from a nuclear North Korea and domestic terrorism. Polls show that most Americans are downbeat about the direction of the country. Are they right? Free Market Central put the question to longtime political observer Scott Rasmussen, founder of Rasmussen Reports and co-founder of ESPN. In his book, “Politics has Failed: America Will Not,” he explains why the pessimists are wrong—and...
  • Back Pedaling on Beta Blockers (Atenolol, Metoprolol, Propranolol) for Hypertension

    11/01/2017 9:24:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 62 replies
    Peoples Pharmacy.com ^ | December 23, 2013 | Joe Graedon
    August 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm I am a migraine sufferer. Approximately 18 mos ago I was put on beta blocker Metoprolol (25 mg twice a day) as a preventative to reduce headache frequency and severity. I had no problems with the medication, other than slight lethargy and a few pounds gained. About 6 weeks ago, however, my pharmacy advised they had switched to a different manufacturer, and things went quickly downhill. My bp, which is usually steady and in the good range of 120/67 started going all over the place from lows to highs, with accompanying rapid heart beats...
  • Robert Mueller: Dirty Cop – Dispatches from the 15th District

    10/30/2017 12:02:31 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Fighting Fifteen.com ^ | August 3, 2017 | Jeffery Marty
    A former colleague recently characterized Robert Mueller as “ramrod straight” and “utterly incorruptible.” Similar language was breathlessly repeated in mainstream media biographies on Mueller in Politico, BBC, and Time magazine. Mueller’s Vietnam-era service in the United States Marine Corps and 2004 tag-team with then-Deputy Attorney Major Scandals During Mueller’s FBI Years: Falsification of Iraq War intelligence (2003) Vanishing Currency (2003) NSA Warrantless Surveillance (2001-2013) Emailgate (2007) Walter Reed Neglect Scandal (2007) IRS Targeting (2010-2013) Fast and Furious (2010) Associated Press Spying (2012) Clinton Foundation Pay-for-Play (2009-2013) Russian Uranium Deal (2009-2013) Clinton Private Email Server (2009-2013) HSBC Bank Money Laundering Scandal:...
  • Town of Ulster supervisor defers releasing recordings of county Legislator's traffic stop

    10/29/2017 4:31:43 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 19 replies
    dailyfreeman.com ^ | 10/20/17 | William J. Kemble
    TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. >> Town Supervisor James Quigley has delayed a decision on releasing a police dash cam video and audio recording of a May 24 traffic stop of Ulster County Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky. Berky, D-Kingston, was issued a speeding ticket. The recording was discussed during a Town Board meeting Thursday, and the decision about releasing the recording was deferred after Berky’s attorney, Chris Ragucci, submitted a letter stating the release would “seem to be purely political” because, he said, the town had previously turned down requests for police video. “I think many of the concerns of our...