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  • Rubio on Trump: GOP Will Lose If We Nominate Someone Half Our Party Hates

    02/23/2016 5:18:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/23/16 | Pam Key
    Monday on the campaign trail in Reno, NV, Republican presidential candidateSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% said if his opponent Donald Trump becomes the nominee, the GOP cannot win in November, because half of the Republican Party “hates” him. Rubio said, “We can’t win if we nominate someone, if we nominate someone that half of the Republican Party hates. We are going to be fighting against each other all the way to November. I don’t care how much you may think they’re funny or how interesting they may sound. If we nominate someone that 40 to 50 percent of our party can’t stand, we...
  • World's wealthiest 62 people now own as much as poorest half of population

    01/18/2016 3:12:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/18/16
    Oxfam study also finds richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together The world's richest 62 people are worth as much as the planet's poorest 3.6 billion put together, according to new research. Oxfam study also finds richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together And the richest one per cent on the planet is now worth more than the rest of everyone else put together. The report - highlighting "runaway inequality" - was published by Oxfam ahead...
  • China's Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless(90 days $520 billion U.S. T-Bonds)

    07/23/2015 5:20:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/22/15 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, alongside China's announcement that it had bought over 600 tons of gold in "one month", the PBOC released another very important data point: its total foreign exchange reserves, which declined by $17.3 billion to $3,694 billion. We explained all of his on Friday in "China Dumps Record $143 Billion In US Treasurys In Three Months Via Belgium", and frankly we have been surprised that this extremely important topic has not gotten broader attention. Then, to our relief, first JPM noticed. This is what Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, author of Flows and Liquidity had to say on the topic of China's...
  • President Obama Orders Flags Fly at Half Mast to Honor Chattanooga Shooting Victims

    07/21/2015 12:43:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/21/15 | Polly Mosendz
    President Obama ordered flags be lowered to half staff in honor of service members killed on July 16 by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mohammad Abdulazeez, 24, shot four Marines, a sailor and a police officer. The Marines and sailor died from their injuries. "Our thoughts and prayers as a Nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. We honor their service," President Obama said in a statement on Tuesday. "We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that
  • 5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by Islamic State Jihadists

    08/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/12/14 | pamela geller
    These are devout Muslim practicing pure Islam, authentic Islam in the cause of allah. Obama say, respect it! Oppose this savagery then join us on August 17th in NYC at Union Square. Join here. 5-Year-Old Christian Boy Cut in Half by ISIS Terrorists, By Christian Post, August 12, 2014 A 5-year-old boy, whos the son of a founding member of St. Georges Anglican Church in Baghdad, was slaughtered by Islamic State terrorists, better known as ISIS, who cut the boy in half during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh. Im almost in tears because Ive just had...
  • CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    11/27/2013 1:34:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November's numbers skewed higher as a result of the presidential election, it should be expected for ratings to decline. However, Fox News didn't see close to these losses. In total day, FNC is only down 18...
  • Romney by two touchdowns

    10/09/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    And he pulled off a tactical coup by coming right out of the box to undo millions of dollars worth of negative ads that painted him, personally, as Gordon Gekko rapacious vulture capitalist who doesnt just lay off steelworkers but kills their wives... The Romney campaign had let these ads go largely unanswered. But a kill Romney strategy can only work until people get to see Romney themselves. On Wednesday night, they did. Regarding the character assassination, all Romney really had to do was walk out with no horns on his head. Confident, smiling and nonthreatening, he didnt look...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • DOWN BY HALF: Keith Olbermann Posts Worst Ratings Yet

    09/20/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/20/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Turns out Keith Olbermann's fans may not be willing to follow him to the ends of the earth. Or in this case Current TV. The Daily News reports that Olbermann's show has lost nearly half its viewers since its June Debut. Current doesn't make Olbermann's ratings public (unless the show has a particularly good week as it did in the last week of August), but the NYDN got its hands on some numbers and they're not great.
  • Study: Half of Hired Stimulus Workers Were Already Employed

    08/31/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 8/31/11 | Alana Goodman
    This is yet another example of why its tough to calculate the actual job-stimulating benefits of the stimulus plan. The Recovery Acts success is typically measured by looking at how many jobs have been created. But theres also job shifting, which happens when a business uses stimulus funds to hire someone who was already employed at another company. And according to a new study from George Mason Universitys Mercatus Center, thats been the case with nearly half of the workers hired under the Recovery Act:
  • Sony announces 'WhiteMagic' - new LCD screen that uses half the power

    08/15/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | August 15, 2011 | by Bob Yirka
    Sony has announced via its webpage the development of a new type of LCD display that uses either half as much power as current same-size LCD displays, or the same amount of power, but doubles the brightness. Called WhiteMagic, the new LCD screen, currently just 3 inches diagonally, achieves these results by employing a third, white pixel to create images on a screen. For the most part, most LCD displays use just three backlit pixels - Red, Green and Blue (RGB) to create one dot of color on the screen; the various colors are produced by filtering the light that...
  • Nearly half of Obamas $86M traceable to bundlers

    07/17/2011 11:40:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/17/11 | Luke Rosiak
    The campaign fundraising efforts of President Obama raised $86 million in the past three months from 500,000 people but at least $35 million of it can be traced to just 244 well-connected supporters who collected contributions from wealthy friends. Just 634 donations from people giving $30,000 or more to the Obama Victory Fund comprise $23 million, while the 1,335 donations the fund received from those giving $250 add up to about $336,000, a Washington Times analysis shows. The campaign has branded itself as a new type of political operation and touted its reliance on a grassroots network
  • To Catch a Predator host . . . 'caught cheating on his wife'... by hidden cameras

    06/29/2011 1:41:11 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 140 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    He's made his name with a controversial show that catches would-be internet sex perverts in televised stings. But now Chris Hansen has found himself on the receiving end of his own hidden camera tactics, after the married NBC anchor was secretly filmed on an illicit date with a blonde television reporter 20 years his junior. Hansen, 51, has allegedly been having an affair with Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old Florida journalist, for the last four months. Last weekend he was recorded taking Miss Caddell on a romantic dinner at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manalapan, before spending the night at her...
  • Bernanke Lies Half Life Reduced To Under One Day As Aflac Scrambling To Shore Up Liquidity On

    06/23/2011 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Tyler Durden ^ | 6/23/11 | zero hedge
    Yesterday during his press conference, the Chairman uttered his latest lie: "We have asked the banks to essentially do stress tests and ask, looking at all their positions, all their hedges, what would the effect on their capital be if -- if Greece defaulted...The answer is that the effects are very small. Enter Aflac to prove that the half life of Bernanke's lies is now under 24 hours. From Bloomberg: "Aflac Inc. (AFL), the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, may issue as much as 100 billion yen ($1.24 billion) in debt as it records losses tied to investments in...
  • Video: Half of Netanyahus Inner Circle are Kippah-Wearers

    05/22/2011 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 5/22/11 | Gil Ronen
    Video of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus consultation with his most trusted aides immediately after President Barack Obamas speech to AIPAC Sunday shows that kippah-wearers comprise half of the inner circle. Netanyahu was in Washington Sunday but did not attend the speech. Channel 2 television quoted a source in his bureau as saying that no meaning should be read into this fact, and that Netanyahus schedule had originally called for him to be in New York during the speech. Netanyahus bureau released soundless video of his consultation, immediately after Obamas speech, with top aides including former Ambassador to the U.S. Dore...
  • Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Cant Read

    05/04/2011 3:50:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 1+ views
    WWJ-TV ^ | 5/4/11 | Staff
    DETROIT According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are functionally illiterate. The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Funds Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; whats on the bottle, how many you should take just your basic everyday tasks, she said. I dont really know how they get by, but they do.
  • Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacar

    01/12/2011 11:13:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies ^ | 1/12/11 | Conn Carroll
    If it is allowed to be implemented, Obamacare will eventually do deep and irreparable harm to our nations budget deficit. But while Obamacare is more of a long-term threat to fiscal health at the federal level, it is a clear and present danger to the states. Of the 34 million Americans who gain health insurance through Obamacare, over half (18 million) will receive it through Medicaid. While Obamacare will pay for all of the benefit expansion for the first three years of the law, and 90% of it after that, Obamacare never pays for any of the state administrative costs...
  • Obama fatigue? Press room half empty for president

    12/14/2010 9:18:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/14/10 | Steve Thomma
    The White House Briefing Room was half empty when President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday afternoon on a Senate vote related to the tax cuts legislation he's pushing. Reporters filled the first three rows for the president's appearance -- though a few were taking vacant seats. And almost every seat in the back four rows was empty. That kind of sparse attendance for a president's personal appearance is unusual, particularly for a president in his first term and one engaged in a high stales tax debate with Congress. Perhaps it was the short notice and late hour.
  • Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas

    10/18/2010 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner [DC] ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Via Glenn Reynolds, Rich Lowry drops this amazing statistic into his column today: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, wed have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe stimulus wouldnt be such a dirty word. What does Austin know that Washington doesnt? At its simplest: Dont overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers
  • Half the Public Wants to See Holy Temple Rebuilt (Israel)

    07/18/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/18/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash) to be rebuilt. This is the main finding of a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel and carried out by the Panels Institute. The poll was taken in advance of this Tuesdays national day of mourning, known as Tisha BAv, on which the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively. Forty nine percent said they want the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, while 23% said they do not. The remainder said they were unsure.