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  • Time to End Birthright Citizenship

    09/21/2017 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump took a lot of heat when he announced his candidacy for President, stating that he would build a border fence from San Diego to Brownsville and make Mexico pay for it, all to keep Mexico’s “unwanted” and “undesirables” from flooding the United States. In August 2015, on the campaign trail, he shed light on a flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that has caused much of the problem of illegal immigration. That misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, written to guarantee the citizenship rights of freed slaves after the Civil War, has morphed the amendment into a guarantee of...
  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Accepted $10,000 In Donations from Bob Menendez PAC

    09/07/2017 5:55:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Got News ^ | 09/06/17 | Anne White
    Booker attended Menendez’s bribery trial on Wednesday in Newark to sit up front to support his Democratic colleague. If Menendez is convicted on any of these serious charges, will Booker return the cash? GotNews editor-in-chief Charles Johnson revealed in 2013 Booker did not live in Newark or at any of the Newark residences he owned. Multiple neighbors who spoke to Johnson said they believed the junior senator actually lived in New York, calling Booker a “liar” and a “fake mayor.” Fake news reporters smeared Johnson for years over his accurate reporting on both Booker and Menendez. Cat pornography site Buzzfeed...
  • Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma

    09/06/2017 6:37:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/6/17 | Aimee Picchi
    Amazon (AMZN) may be in hot water with consumers over the price of water. Some are reporting sharply higher prices for bottled water on Amazon as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. Customers there were reporting packages of Nestle water selling for $25 on Amazon, yet prices for those in the Northeast showed a 24-case pack of Nestle water selling for $18.50. Amazon uses so-called "dynamic pricing," also known as surge pricing. In this model, items that are in demand receive price tweaks, thanks to Amazon's pricing algorithms. As demand spikes, prices go higher.
  • 'Bitcoin Cash' Surges 40% in Single Day as Investors Bet on its Faster Processing Speeds

    08/18/2017 3:01:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/18 | Evelyn Cheng
    -Bitcoin cash climbed Friday to its highest since the day after bitcoin split into bitcoin and bitcoin cash. -Digital currency "miners" this week mined an eight megabyte block, which allows for greater transaction speeds and "has proven that bitcoin cash is working," said Charlie Hayter, CEO of digital currency information website CryptoCompare. -The gains in bitcoin cash's price pushed the digital currency to third place by market capitalization, behind ethereum and bitcoin, according to CoinMarketCap. The bitcoin offshoot, bitcoin cash, soared Friday after indications the alternative digital currency could achieve its goal of speeding up transactions. Bitcoin cash rose 40...
  • Bank of England to keep animal fat in banknotes despite complaints

    08/10/2017 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 10, 2017 | Julia Kollewe
    The Bank of England has decided to stick to plastic banknotes despite complaints from vegans and religious groups that they contain tallow, an animal byproduct. The central bank concluded after “careful and serious consideration and extensive public consultation” that switching to palm oil alternatives would be costly and raise questions about environmental sustainability. A row broke out over the use of animal fat in the new plastic fiver last November, and a petition was launched calling for the use of tallow to be stopped. The petition said the use of animal fat was “unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus,...
  • Disney’s plan for ESPN is shrouded in uncertainty

    08/10/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 08/10/17
    Disney risks losing up to $2 billion annually as it foregoes third-party revenue and invests heavily, says analyst The Walt Disney Co. has finally given in to the streaming shift that has completely altered the media landscape in the last few years and battered the company’s world-wide leader in sports programming, ESPN. Disney DIS, -1.20% on Tuesday, laid out plans to launch a much awaited direct-to-consumer streaming service for ESPN to combat the damage the company has suffered from cord-cutting. The company also said it plans to nix its licensing deal with Netflix Inc. NFLX, -3.27%  and pull its...
  • Condo prices in Oahu hit all-time high

    08/04/2017 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Cheyanne Mumphrey
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not surprising that Oahu's condos are expensive, but prices are now at an all-time high, a new report says. According to the report by real estate firm Locations, the median price for a unit in July was $425,000 compared to the $419,500 in April. Once condo units were on the market, they went quick, lasting an average of 15 days before being sold, according to the report.
  • The Weekly Fix: Double Standard

    07/30/2017 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | July 28, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    The fix is in. Did you know, corporations like General Electric Co. (GE) spend more money on lobbyists than they pay in taxes? The federal government currently taxes corporations at 35 percent. While many argue the rate is too high, you don’t hear companies like GE complaining about it. That’s because they aren’t paying it. Over the past 15 years, GE’s federal income tax rate averaged only 5.2 percent. General Electric paid no federal taxes in 2010, despite earning $5.1 billion in U.S. profits. Instead, the company claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, GE executives awarded themselves more...
  • 4 simple ways to make money at home

    07/16/2017 7:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | July 16, 2017 | Money Tips
    The monthly bills are due again, and it seems you are getting further and further behind. You’ve scrimped and cut costs as much as you possibly can, there’s no change left in the couch cushions or the car seats, and it looks like another month of Ramen noodles and raising/lowering the thermostat to cut down on energy bills. How about turning things around and looking at this from the income side instead of only cutting expenses? You may already be working two jobs to make ends meet, but there are legitimate ways to make side money online that don’t involve...
  • CBO: Treasury to run out of cash in next 3 days, leading to default or delay in payments.

    06/30/2017 2:11:36 AM PDT · by gattaca · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Jun e30, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    The amount of money the government spends on programs and the amount it collects in taxes could change from the budget office projections, so the office warns that the Treasury could run out of funds even earlier. Currently, the federal deficit stands at $693 billion, which is an increase of $134 billion than what it projected in January. The federal government has an outstanding debt of $19.8 trillion, which includes $14.3 trillion in public debt and $5.5 trillion held by government accounts. Spending on major government programs such as Social Security and Medicare causes the amount of borrowing to increase....
  • The Persecution of Cardinal George Pell [Catholic Caucus]

    06/29/2017 6:34:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | June 29, 2017 | George Weigel
    Could this have anything to do with Vatican financial reform? Let’s get the “full disclosure” out of the way up front: Cardinal George Pell and I have been friends for 50 years, and collaborators in different projects for 25. The Victoria police in his native Australia have now announced that they are filing “multiple charges in respect to historic sexual offenses” against Pell. This has come as no surprise to those familiar with the fantastic campaign of false allegations of sexual abuse that has been conducted against the cardinal: allegations of which he has been consistently exonerated. But despite that...
  • McCain Says He Won't Be Bought [semi-satire]

    06/27/2017 10:40:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    Disclosure this week that George Soros, financier of international leftist agitation, has donated to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's Institute for International Leadership has sparked some of the Senator's critics to question his judgment. In a bid to reassure everyone that he can "take money from anyone without compromising my principals," McCain pointed out that "I have taken millions of dollars from Republican donors without letting them influence my views. In fact, the Institute was initially funded with $9 million in campaign donations that I never spent. The $100,000 Soros gave the Institute is tiny in comparison. So, I think...
  • A woman who has coached hundreds of millionaires and billionaires shares the secret to their success

    06/26/2017 10:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal has worked with hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. The secret to their success doesn't boil down to one specific habit, routine or personality trait, she tells CNBC: "The secret of the true billionaire is what's going on on the inside." "There's so much literature out there about how to succeed," she continues. "Most of the books talk about 'how': Do this and you will be that. But it doesn't work that way. We have it backwards. What we really need to do is to figure out who we are on the inside. We need to...
  • Trump’s silence on student loan crisis is deafening

    06/26/2017 8:16:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Alan Collinge
    The nation owes about $1.5 trillion in student loans today. Nearly $1 trillion of this was added during the last president’s term. Student loan debt has skyrocketed past credit card debt, and all other revolving consumer debt combined. By the end of next year, the country will pass the $2 trillion mark. This debt is strapped to 44 million people in the country, who carry an average debt of $34,000. Interest alone on this amount is about $90 billion per year. In President Trump’s joint session address last night, however, he said absolutely nothing about the student loan problem.
  • Democrats had the worst May fundraising since 2003

    06/21/2017 3:42:53 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/2017 | Staff
    The Democratic National Committee raised nearly $4.3 million in May, making it the organization's worst May on record for fundraising since 2003, according to newly released Federal Election Commission data. In May 2003, the Democratic group pulled in $2.7 million. Although 2017 is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC has raised between $4.5 million and $20 million every May in the nearly decade and a half since then. The low number follows another rough fundraising month in April, in which the group hauled in $4.7 million, making it the worst April of fundraising since 2009.
  • Dear CA-Ma-NY Leftists-Thank You from GA-6

    06/21/2017 1:27:52 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 15 replies
    Just wanted to send a big thank you to the Leftists in CA-NY-MA-DC that sent about $31 million dollars to be spent GA-6 the last 3 months. Please come again any time.
  • Banks under pressure to upgrade their cash machines because the new plastic Ł5 and Ł10 [tr]

    06/12/2017 6:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Joseph Curtis
    Britain’s banks are being urged to upgrade cash machines because the new Ł10 and Ł5 are ‘too slippery’. Bosses at Diebold Nixdorf, the firm which makes ATMs, said the network of around 70,000 UK machines would need to be upgraded once the new polymer Ł10 notes enter circulation in September. Some of the devices have already been improved to handle polymer Ł5 notes after it was released last autumn.