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  • Trump’s Deputies Are Ending Obama-Created Outsourcing Program

    10/23/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have announced they will soon cancel the work permits which were awarded to 100,000 foreign visitors under a controversial outsourcing program created by President Barack Obama. The planned November announcement of the cancellation will be a boost to millions of U.S. professionals — young and old — who lose opportunities, jobs, and salaries to the many visa-workers imported by companies and investors. Many U.S. graduates have already lost jobs and salaries because the federal government allows U.S. companies to outsource their jobs to a low-wage workforce of roughly 1.5 million imported college-graduates. The foreign workers —...
  • UN’s Plan on Climate Change: End Capitalism

    10/23/2018 4:48:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 22, 2018 | | Nicolas Loris
    What will it take to keep the planet habitable? According to some eco-warriors, all that’s necessary is to end capitalism—the one economic system that has lifted billions from poverty and suffering. The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report led Eric Holthaus, a Grist writer, to tweet enthusiastically, “The world’s top scientists just gave rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism as a key requirement to maintaining civilization and a habitable planet.” The sentiment is not new. Three years ago, while pushing for the Paris Climate Accord, U.N. climate official Christiana Figueres described the strategy this way: “This is...
  • The Caravan to Nowhere

    10/23/2018 4:46:52 AM PDT · by grayboots · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/22/2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The march from Honduras echoes the 1980 Mariel boatlift. These columns favor generous immigration and asylum for refugees. But when migration becomes a political weapon to foment border chaos, leaders have no choice other than to step in and protect national security. Exhibit A are the 4,000 or so Central Americans moving on foot through Mexico to the U.S. Waves of humanity marching in lock step don’t materialize spontaneously and neither has this “caravan.” This march is organized and not necessarily for the benefit of the migrants. Mr. Trump has good reason to turn it back. Not since the 1980...
  • 'Medicare-for-All'

    10/23/2018 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    It seems like just yesterday that Democrats were telling us that under Obamacare, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." That was a nice sales pitch to voters -- even though it turned out to be a lie. Millions of Americans lost affordable insurance plans that were abolished under the Affordable Care Act. Still, people liked the idea that poor people would get health coverage and everyone else could retain the medical care they had. No more. When Bernie Sanders, and half the...
  • Arms Control for Dummies

    10/23/2018 4:38:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2018
    Donald Trump says the U.S. plans to withdraw from the 1987 INF nuclear arms-control treaty that everyone agrees Russia has been violating for a decade. Yet somehow this is said to be reckless behavior by—Donald Trump? Welcome to the high church of arms control in which treaties are sacrosanct no matter the violation. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty bans ground-fired ballistic and cruise missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers and is an artifact of the late Cold War. Ronald Reagan and NATO deployed mid-range missiles in Europe in the early 1980s to counter Soviet deployments. After years...
  • How the Mueller fairy tale ends

    10/23/2018 4:27:09 AM PDT · by Dustoff45 · 3 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/22/2018 | Matthew Walther
    It looks like we are finally getting close to the end of the Mueller probe. A report in Politico suggests that what skeptics have argued for more than a year and a half is true: namely, that Mueller and his team have not found any smoking-gun evidence of "collusion" between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government because no such collusion took place.
  • What I Learned About Young People While Trying to Buy a Car

    10/23/2018 4:25:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    This past week, I went to five car dealers in an upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles to see what SUV I'd like to lease. I wanted to patronize local car dealers because I want them to stay in business. In each case, I experienced the following: I was greeted pleasantly upon entering the dealership. A young salesperson asked if he or she could help me. I told the salesperson the model I was interested in. He or she made a copy of my driver's license and returned with a key to the car, and off we went. In every instance,...
  • The Dem Plan To Turn Their Open Border Dream Into America's Nightmare

    10/23/2018 4:07:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    GOP/com ^ | 10/22/18 | GOP?
    EVERY SENATE DEMOCRAT CO-SPONSORED A BILL WHICH BANS THE ARREST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, "EVEN FOR SERIOUS CRIMES" Senator Feinstein Has Promised That If Democrats Take The Senate, Her Border Separation Bill, Which Has 46 Democratic And Two Independent Co-Sponsors, "Will Get Passed"

    10/23/2018 4:07:01 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2018-10-23 21:00 | Scott Morefield
    A scheduled debate between Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates turned into a one-sided affair on Sunday as Senator Tina Smith declined her invitation, citing scheduling conflicts.
  • 48 letters have gone in against May, it is claimed

    10/23/2018 3:25:20 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 10 replies
    The 48 letter threshold of Conservative MPs required to trigger a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached. That’s according to a source who told the Huffington Post’s Paul Waugh that the landmark requirement to initiate the process to oust her had now been passed. Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee, will now likely check that before the next step is taken.
  • India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers, pay smugglers up to $25G

    10/23/2018 3:22:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 10, 2018
    The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans. But one of the fastest-growing groups of illegal immigrants come not from the barrios of South America or the slums of Africa, but mega-sized cities in India – 8,000 miles away from the tiny town of El Centro, California, where a handful of Indian nationals are illegally entering the U.S. every day, officials say. "It's...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m a Nationalist’ Not a Globalist

    10/23/2018 2:45:03 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2018
    President Donald Trump proclaimed himself a nationalist on Monday, shunning the precepts of “globalism” throughout the world. “A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much,” Trump said. “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. Okay? A nationalist. Use that word.” The president spoke about nationalism during his political rally in Houston, Texas with Senator Ted Cruz. The crowd responded by roaring with approval and chanting “U-S-A!!!” Trump acknowledged that people repeatedly tried to avoid the term because it was “bad” and “old-fashioned” but embraced it. He said...
  • Byron York: End could be near for House investigation of Trump-Russia investigators

    10/23/2018 2:27:11 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-10-23 21:00 | Byron York
    Republicans on Capitol Hill have added enormously to the public's understanding of what happened in the Trump-Russia investigation.
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams helped torch state flag during college protest

    10/23/2018 2:23:51 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-10-23 21:00 | Gregg Re
    The Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, Stacey Abrams, helped light a state flag on fire on the steps of the state's Capitol in June 1992, as part of a protest that her campaign on Monday night characterized as an effort to "overcome racially divisive issues."
  • Hold On A Minute … The Migrant Army’s Obvious Math Problem

    10/23/2018 2:08:06 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 77 replies ^ | 10/23/18 | Kane
    The invading army seems to be making remarkable progress, hmm… ______ There is a significant and unavoidable math problem when it comes to the so-called migrant caravan that is headed toward the United States border. The caravan is now said to have more than 5,000 people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico walking north. The people spilled across the border into Mexico when authorities there claimed to be overwhelmed. Currently they are just over 1,230 miles from reaching Laredo, Texas. According to Google maps that is a walk that would take more than 400 hours to complete. So how...
  • Early Voting Surges Across North Carolina, With Republicans Seeing Big Increase

    10/23/2018 1:58:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WFAE ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | Steve Harrison
    After five days of early voting in North Carolina, turnout resembles early voting from the presidential election in 2016 – not a mid-term election. Even though there is no Senate race on the ballot, both Republicans and Democrats seem eager to cast a vote in a mid-term election that President Trump has said is a “referendum about me.” During the presidential election two years ago, 410,000 North Carolinians had voted after four days of early voting — with 13 days of early voting remaining. This year, nearly 431,000 people have voted after five days of early voting and with 13...
  • Are China's missiles a factor behind Trump's INF Treaty pullout plan?

    10/23/2018 1:08:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Week, India ^ | October 23, 2018
    Amid continuing criticism of his plan to quit a major arms control treaty with Russia, US President Donald Trump on Monday referred to China as being a factor in his strategic calculations. Trump announced last week the US would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which was signed in 1987, on the grounds that Russia had violated the agreement with the development of new missiles. The INF treaty bars the US and Russia from developing ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges varying from 500km to 5,500km; the treaty covered both non-nuclear and nuclear warheads. On Monday, Trump...
  • A bombastic 'Cajun John Wayne' in Louisiana, Clay Higgins keeps his head down in Washington

    10/23/2018 12:49:32 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    The Advocate (Acadiana Edition) ^ | Feb 24, 2018 - 12:45 pm | BY BRYN STOLE
    WASHINGTON — When the tough-talking former St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and viral Crime Stoppers video star Clay Higgins declared his candidacy for Congress late in the 2016 race, he described campaigning for Congress as "descending into the belly of the beast." "I'm descending as a soldier by the will of the people, descending as a warrior armed with the Constitution," Higgins — with a cowboy hat on his head and a chrome-plated semi-automatic pistol strapped to his hip — declared to news cameras and a smattering of supporters.
  • NYPD boss accused of stuffing her panties in co-worker's mouth

    10/23/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 22, 2018 | Tina Moore
    A ball-busting female boss at a Brooklyn precinct is under investigation for allegedly stuffing a pair of her panties into a male colleague’s mouth, police sources told The Post on Monday. Sgt. Ann Marie Guerra, the second-in-command at the 72nd Precinct Detectives Squad, flipped out on Detective Victor Falcon when he complained about her leaving her underwear all over the unisex locker room, sources said. “They are f–king clean!” the 38-year-old married mom of two allegedly roared Oct. 7 — as she shoved a pair of her panties into Falcon’s mouth, a source said. A complaint was filed against Guerra...
  • Should Mass. Pike remain elevated or come back to earth?

    10/23/2018 12:13:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 24, 2018 | Adam Vaccaro
    Talk to neighbors and transportation activists, and you’ll get pretty much the same answer: The best option for replacing the aging Massachusetts Turnpike viaduct in Allston is a new stretch of highway at ground level. Ask state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, who will make the final call, and, well, she’s still wondering if the state should just build another viaduct. Pollack will know more soon, when a consultant is expected to weigh in with a deep analysis of the options for the $1 billion-plus project to straighten the turnpike where it curls around an old rail yard in Allston, the...