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  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...
  • US Congress finally emits all 3,000 Russian 'troll' Facebook ads. Let's take a look at some

    05/12/2018 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 May 2018 | Andrew Orlowski
    US Congress has released more than 3,000 Facebook ads purchased and created by the Internet Research Agency, a pro-Kremlin so-called troll factory... You may have expected hundreds or thousands of posts condemning Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and promoting Donald Trump, but that is not the case. Many of the ads were not directly politically related, and instead highlighted black and LGBT civil rights issues. They repeated the Black Lives Matters mantra, demanded stronger borders, and called for protests against homophobia and police brutality. Rather than outright back a particular candidate, instead many of the paid-for Facebook posts sought to...
  • Gerry Adams says violence and armed actions "can be justified to reach political aims"

    04/09/2018 9:46:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 08, 2018 09:56 PM | Freya Drohan
    Gerry Adams has stated that he still believes violence and the use of “armed actions” can still be justified to reach political aims — in certain circumstances. The former Sinn Féin president gave an interview to Hamburg-based newspaper Der Spiegel (The Mirror) reflecting on The Troubles, strife in Northern Ireland, and his stance on an array of issues including the use of violence. In the interview, which was conducted in the run up to the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement — April 10th — Adams vehemently denied every shooting anyone during The Troubles or being a member of...
  • Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

    03/18/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign. Facebook accused the firm on Friday of not deleting data it had improperly harvested from Facebook users, which number in the tens of millions, but Snowden pinned the blame squarely on Facebook and lumped in other social media companies for being just as reckless. "Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding...
  • Whistle-Blowing Russian 'Troll' Gets Her Day In Court

    02/19/2018 3:55:46 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 13 replies
    RadioFreeEurope ^ | June 01, 2015 | Viktor Rezunkov
    Exactly who is International Research Agency? A young woman who says she was hired by a Russian company to dissemble and to promote certain political views online has come out of the shadows to shine a light on her purported former employer and the practice, known as "trolling."
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • Twitter update on the 2016 Election

    01/20/2018 5:26:06 PM PST · by LUV W · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 19, 2018 | Twitter Publicpolicy
    Imagine that you got an threatening sounding email from Twitter with this link attached: “When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees and the public on findings from our ongoing review into events surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. Twitter is committed to providing a platform that fosters healthy civic discourse and democratic debate. We have been cooperating with congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. We have committed to be as transparent as possible about sharing what we have learned through our retroactive investigation into...
  • IRA and Sinn Féin newspaper An Phoblacht to close after 47 years

    12/12/2017 8:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Irish Central ^ | December 10, 2017 07:49 AM | Paddy Clancy
    An Phoblacht, the monthly newspaper of the IRA and Sinn Féin and a dedicated supporter of Gerry Adams, has ceased publication after 47 years. From next March, Sinn Féin will rely on online platforms, and there will be occasional magazines with the An Phoblacht name. The decision was announced this week in the final printed edition, with the words:“Just as Sinn Féin is in a process of renewal and regeneration, so is An Phoblacht. The print and newspaper environment is changing in a fast-developing world of social media. Our newsprint edition is now only a fraction of our online readership...
  • REGULAR IRA $$ TO ROTH: Good Idea?

    12/03/2017 5:28:23 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 46 replies
    The folks at Fidelity advocate it but author Ric Edelman doesn't. Pay taxes now for none later-especially with the good economic news. As much as possible at 39% tax rate now or a measured amount yearly at a lower(12%?)rate? Trumps lower rate goes up to $90k which means we can all transfer $30-60k yearly. Tough call my friends. Talk to me.
  • Facebook, Twitter Admit Russian Groups Attempted to Undermine Trump Presidency After Election

    11/02/2017 10:09:19 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Lawyers representing Facebook and Twitter revealed that Russian groups on their social networks tried to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency after the election. Politico reports that lawyers from Facebook and Twitter told a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday that Russian-linked agents on their social networks following election day in November 2016 attempted to undermine President Trump’s victory. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch outlined to the Senate Judiciary panel how a Russian trolling group known as the Internet Research Agency generated content after November 8th focusing on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.”
  • New Research Confirms: No Crisis for Today's Retirees

    08/02/2017 10:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/02/2017 | Andrew Biggs
    There’s nothing so classy as a policy wonk reveling in vindication. And I’m nothing if not classy. But there’s a bigger purpose to be served. What I – and more importantly, my co-author Syl Scheiber – were vindicated about is a 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that perceptions of a “retirement crisis” are in part driven by bad data. Specifically, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) is very poor at measuring the incomes that Americans derive from private retirement plans, including IRAs, 401(k)s and lump sum distributions from traditional pensions. As a result, retirees look poorer and more...
  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 68 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 7/21/2017 | Joe Davidson
    House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days — one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for “no cause at all.” The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees. (snip) Republicans call their plan “Building a Better America.” But the Americans now working to build a better country through their federal jobs would be called on to sacrifice again, as they have repeatedly over the years....
  • Republic of Ireland: US prosecutors seek access to IRA tapes

    05/13/2011 9:59:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/13/2011 | Toby Harnden
    Secret tapes of former IRA members that could implicate Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president, in dozens of murders in the 1970s have been demanded by American prosecutors acting on behalf of the British authorities. A subpoena has been received by Boston College for the tapes of interviews with Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, both one-time senior IRA figures, carried out by researchers for an oral history project. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams Hughes, a convicted IRA man who was once arrested with Mr Adams, died in 2008. A book “Voices from the Grave” by Ed Moloney, based on the...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson compares Martin McGuinness to Nelson Mandela in Free Derry speech [barf]

    06/16/2017 10:14:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 16, 2017 02:00 PM
    Civil right leader Rev. Jesse Jackson paid enormous tribute to the late Martin McGuinness this week in a rousing speech to open the Museum of Free Derry. Comparing the Derryman, who died earlier this year after a short illness, to the likes of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela, the activist laid a wreath at the Sinn Féin leader’s grave, meeting with other members of the political party to pay tribute. “It was a great honor to welcome the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Derry today, as he laid a wreath at the grave of Martin McGuinness, accompanied by Martin’s...
  • Obama Regulation Could Leave Millions of Retirees Without Investment Guidance

    05/31/2017 6:25:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/30/17 | Bill McMorris
    One of the Obama administration's final major labor regulations could deprive millions of retirement savers investment advice from financial professionals, according to a new report.The Department of Labor proposed the Fiduciary Rule in April 2015, which would allow regulators to oversee the relationship between retirement account advisors and their clients to ensure that the former were completing trades for the sole interest of their clients. The rule was approved in 2016 under the leadership of Labor Secretary Tom Perez, now the head of the Democratic Party."In 2016, the Department took a historic step to protect the savings of America's workers—the...
  • Diane Abbott: My views on IRA, like my hair, have changed

    05/28/2017 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/28/17
    Diane Abbott says she has changed her mind on the IRA since the 1980s - and likened it to changing her hairstyle. The shadow home secretary was asked by Andrew Marr if she still thought "a defeat for the British state would be a great liberation". "I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I don't have the same hairstyle, I don't have the same views," she said. Home Secretary Amber Rudd later said she had changed her own hair many times, but not her views on terrorism. The pair vying to be the next home secretary were interviewed...
  • Tax Question

    04/13/2017 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/13/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    This is a tax question for next year, not this one. I take 3 or 4 distributions from an IRA. Each time they ask me if I want taxes withheld but I say no. It's not a lot of money, less than $20k/year but at what point will the IRS start to penalize me for not paying a portion in advance? The ideal scenario would be for me to pay whatever I owe each year at tax time but I'm afraid they will fine me more than I would even owe for not paying taxes X amount of times during...
  • Georgetown Professor Calls For Whites To Have An I.R.A. – "Individual Reparations Account"

    01/09/2017 7:43:11 PM PST · by blam · 127 replies
    Zero Hedge - PlanetFreeWill ^ | 1-9-2017 | Joseph Jankowski - Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson is proposing the idea that white people should have an ‘Individual Reparations Account’ to make donations to black institutions and individuals. The idea is part of his forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.” Dyson made the argument during an interview with Ana Marie Cox in the January 8 edition of the New York Times Magazine. From the interview: At the end of your sermon, you do a “benediction” section, in which you talk about making reparations on the local and individual level: donating to...
  • The Champions of the 401(k) Lament the Revolution They Started (Teresa Ghilarducci, again)

    01/02/2017 11:45:22 AM PST · by abb · 95 replies
    snip Economist Teresa Ghilarducci, director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, says she offered assurances at union board meetings and congressional hearings that employees would have enough to retire if they set aside just 3% of their paychecks in a 401(k). That assumed investments would rise by 7% a year. snip Ms. Ghilarducci wants to ditch the 401(k) altogether. She and Blackstone Group President Tony James are recommending a mandated, government-run savings system that would be administered by the Social Security Administration and managed by investment professionals. While both are Democrats, they believe their solution has bipartisan appeal....
  • You have a few days left to dodge this 50 percent tax bill

    12/28/2016 3:01:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/28/16 | Kelli B. Grant
    Nearly a third of retirees are playing chicken with one of the steepest tax penalties out there — and they are running out of time. IRS rules on so-called required minimum distributions generally kick in once you reach age 70½. For 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans, it's either when you turn 70½. or you retire, whichever is later. If you've inherited an IRA, you might also be subject to RMDs, even if your own retirement is years away. How much you need to take is usually based on the account balance at the end of the previous year, and...