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  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    06/21/2018 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 162 replies
    AP ^ | June 21, 2018 | Hessuca Gresko
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. snip “Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States. These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of...
  • Trump to Kim: All this I will give you

    06/17/2018 1:42:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Press-Herald ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cynthi Dill
    The four-minute movie trailer was created to show Chairman Kim the power and glory that could be his if he lays down his nukes. President Trump pitched paradise to Kim Jong Un in a four-minute movie trailer made especially for the summit in Singapore last week, complete with cautionary tale, dramatic musical score and a lot left for the imagination. It features the two men and images of glory and strength: the perfect tease for the chubby millennial ruling North Korea known for killing off family members and playing video games. Kim is like Trump. They love screens and they...
  • President Trump’s art of the deal is actually working

    06/15/2018 9:35:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | June 16, 2018 | Tim Newark
    Thousands of brave lives and billions of pounds have been lost since prime minister Tony Blair, president George W Bush and their followers thought the best way to make the world a better place was to get rid of tyrants by military force. To everyone’s cost we now know that was wrong. Instead, in an off-the-cuff remark, US President Donald Trump said this week that North Korea could swap its missile launch bases for beachside condominiums – what we’d call luxury apartments. It revealed one of the strongest motives behind the North Korean tyrant’s U-turn on nuclear weaponry. Looking across...
  • “NOT GOOD ENOUGH”: Dem Message After Historic North Korea Summit

    06/12/2018 2:52:58 PM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies ^ | June 12, 2018 | Andrew West
    Make no mistake about it: Citizen President Donald Trump has just accomplished something that much of the world had written off as simply impossible, or, at the very least, so unlikely that efforts to create change were completely halted by previous administrations. President Trump has brought North Korea to heel, and delivered an agreement between our nations in which the DPRK will be denuclearizing themselves – something that was long thought to be an impossibility given the stubborn and ornery nature of the Kim dynasty. Yet, here we are, seeing incredible images from Singapore in which Kim and Trump shake...
  • New, Light A-10 Candidate? Scaled Composites Design "401 Jet"

    04/11/2018 4:20:05 PM PDT · by gaijin · 62 replies
    The new JT15D-5 turbofan-powered "401 Jet" of Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites in Mojave, Calif is a small, stealthy, single-engine jet variation on the very novel, 30 year-old "Ares" light attack jet. Never having entered production, Ares was actually an acronym, standing for Agile Responsive Effective Support: Experts note that the X401 would have piloted and drone versions, leading to speculation that the pair could work together synergistically in a "loyal wingman" arrangement, possibly with some form of laser or directed energy weapon occupying the weapons bay, partially visible in the landing flare photo below. A 6-minute YouTube vid explains...
  • Merriam-Webster Changes Definition Of 'Assault Rifle' After Parkland

    04/01/2018 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/31/18 | Bre Payton
    Soon after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary changed its definition of “assault rifle.” The entry for “assault rifle,” which was updated March 31, 2018, reads as follows: noun: any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles (such as the AK-47) that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; also : a rifle that resembles a military assault rifle but is designed to allow only semiautomatic fire After 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, activists have been using the tragic events to make the sale of so-called “assault weapons”...
  • White House on Amazon: Trump always looking to level the playing field

    03/28/2018 12:53:59 PM PDT · by onehipdad · 80 replies
    Axios ^ | 3/28/2018 | Alayna Treene
    Fielding questions over whether President Trump wants to go after Amazon and it's tax treatment, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday that Trump is "always looking to create a level playing field for all businesses and this no different." But she added that the president has no specific policies to address that at this time. The backdrop: Axios' Jonathan Swan reported earlier today that Trump hates Amazon, which led Amazon shares to drop 6% at market open.
  • Police: Women Attacks, Yells Gay Slurs At Fellow Miami Beach Lyft Passenger

    02/08/2018 2:29:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies ^ | 2/8/18 | Jessi Minneci
    The state attorney's office will determine if a woman will face hate crime charges for attacking a fellow Lyft customer. Miami Beach police detectives say an angry and drunk Sherry Moody first yelled gay slurs at a fellow passenger and then kicked, slapped and scratched 57-year-old Jose Gonzales during their Jan. 26th ride. Her stiletto heel caused a puncture wound to his face. Gonzalez said Moody became angry that Gonzalez was scheduled to be dropped off first before she attacked him. The Lyft driver kicked her out, and she later turned herself in to face felony battery charges. Lyft released...
  • DWR could have lost control of Oroville spillway gates during crisis

    01/24/2018 11:12:17 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 4 replies
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | 1/24/18 | Risa Johnson
    The state Department of Water Resources could have lost control of the spillway radial gates for days during the Oroville Dam crisis if crucial power lines had gone down, according to department officials. DWR leaders Cindy Messer and Joel Ledesma stated this Jan. 10 during a legislative oversight hearing on the dam at the State Capitol. This has since led some local groups to wonder why there was no backup power supply. Representatives of Friends of the River, the Sierra Club, South Yuba River Citizens League, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance and American Whitewater filed a letter with the Federal Energy...
  • Someone Needs to Sort Out the Tech Idiots on Censorship

    01/16/2018 6:36:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | January 16, 2018 | Christopher Chantrill
    If you are a conservative, it is easy to believe that the tech giants have it in for conservatives. But what if that isn't true? What if the "Googlers" and the Facebookers and the Twittites are just idiots and don't know any better? I was down in the South Bay Area visiting a young Applite, and it just seemed to me that all these tech guys and the tech H.R. and diversity enforcers are just ordinary mortals, reflexively doing what they think they are supposed to. After all, unless you were an instinctive contrarian, you would have picked up the...
  • Ivanka Trump Vacation Photo Has Confederate Flag Behind Jared Kushner

    12/27/2017 3:03:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    On the morning after Christmas, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted photos of her husband, Jared Kushner, and son on a boat with the caption, “this fish is a trophy!” But many Twitter users were more interested in something in the background—a Confederate flag.
  • CNN: ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Are ‘Fascist Cartoons’

    12/23/2017 5:42:09 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    CNN called Thomas the Tank Engine and Paw Patrol “fascist cartoons” in an article on Friday, days before children around the globe will find toys from the popular shows under the Christmas tree. In the article, titled “Why kids love ‘fascist’ cartoons like ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Thomas,'” CNN contributor Elissa Strauss claimed children are “drawn to worlds in which identities are fixed, order trumps imagination and transgressions are met with routine punishment.” “This clash between what parents desire for their children and what children desire for themselves is most easily observable in cartoon preferences. So often, the more parents dislike...
  • Why The US Map Could Look Radically Different In 15 Years

    12/01/2017 1:43:56 PM PST · by davikkm · 63 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The United States has been consistently gobbling up new territory for the last 241 years. Ever since the founders declared the 13 colonies independent from Britain, the US has acquired its 50 states through clever land deals and plunder. The current US map does not even include the 16 territories and hundreds of military bases spread throughout the world. With its extreme propensity for growth, the US has undoubtedly amassed the largest empire known to man. However, the US empire has hit its peak and is now unraveling quickly. For more detail on why this is the case, you can...
  • The “Russian Bots” Theory is Pure Idiocy – Here’s Why!

    11/16/2017 8:55:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Across the globe, any events or elections that are made by the people exercising their democratic rights and free will are being questioned (in terms of legitimacy) with the allegation that they were cheated and lied to by “Russian Bots” and “Russian employed posters.” But there is a major point that everyone is missing. And that is that people in Russia know how to use a basic computer! Imagine for a moment that you are one of these “Russian trolls” that works for the Kremlin. You have been hired because of your computer and English skills to create a web...
  • 2 Reasons To Always Vote Republican In General Elections, Even If It's 4 A RINO

    11/04/2017 2:46:53 PM PDT · by OneVike · 91 replies
    11/4/17 | OV
    I hear a lot of talk about staying home instead of voting for the Establishment RINO candidate Ed Gillespie in Virginia. The reason that is often times given for staying home is that there is no difference between the two, so why vote at all. So they use the same reasoning that was used in 1992 when many Republicans refused to the pull the lever that would have re-elected George H Bush. Oh I remember those days well, because I was trying to convince people to not vote for the hand-grenade with a bad haircut. Many die hard conservatives at...
  • Young Radiocarbon in Old Samples

    11/01/2017 10:01:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-1-17 | by Brian Thomas
    Old-earth advocates often claim that dating methods, including radiocarbon, show the earth must be older than the Bible says. But is this true? This chart reflects the radiocarbon that still lingers inside 60 carbon-containing Earth materials collected from representative rock layers. Each result confronts millions-of-years age assignments for those layers.
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...

    10/22/2017 10:11:49 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 79 replies
    With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass shootings have taken on a repulsive popularity recently, the gun violence surrounding the War on Drugs has created more casualties than every mass shooting in the US combined. And despite the fact that these commentators tirelessly argue the merits and faults of one another’s ideas,...
  • Was Vegas an FBI sting gone bad?

    10/09/2017 11:59:26 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 111 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life? It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired. The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them, but realized at the last minute it was a set-up. They claimed...
  • Tim Kaine: Vegas Attacker Stopped ‘Because He Didn’t Have a Silencer’

    10/04/2017 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | AWR HAWKINS | 4 Oct 2017
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) claims the attacker who opened fire on Las Vegas concert goers was only stopped “because he didn’t have a silencer on his weapon.” According to the Washington Post, Kaine asked, “Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on those weapons?” His use of the word “silencer” is an echo of other leftists like Rosanne Cash and Gabby Giffords, both of whom use the word “silencer” to describe suppressors.