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  • Man's obituary blames Cleveland Browns winless season as cause of death

    01/03/2018 9:57:25 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    WYMT ^ | January 01, 2018 | WYMT
    The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark, of Huron, died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns." The football team was 1-15 last season and 0-15 this year ahead of Sunday's finale at Pittsburgh. Even so, Stark's obituary included a nugget of the optimism voiced by some long-suffering fans. It says the 80-year-old Mansfield native "passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner."
  • Trump Tells New York, New Jersey to Pay for Their Own Damn Rail Project

    It's rare for a president to pull funding from a sweetheart transportation project. But on the final Friday of 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was backing away from an Obama-era plan to lavish billions in federal aid on the Hudson Tunnel project. Billed as "the nation's most urgent major infrastructure project" by its proponents, the venture envisions a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River along with repairs to an existing rail tunnel damaged by Hurricane Sandy. All of this would mostly serve to increase rail transit service within the New York City metro area. Given the huge...
  • The Eleven Most Ridiculously PC Moments of 2017

    01/03/2018 9:43:43 AM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/2/2018 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    A year in review of crazy A lot of things happened in 2017 — including a lot of being offended. It was hard to narrow it down, but here — in no particular order — are the eleven most politically correct moments of 2017: 1. It was declared “cultural appropriation” for a white woman to wear hoop earrings. A resident assistant at Pitzer College sent out a campus-wide email declaring that it was unacceptable for white girls to wear hoop earrings — because wearing them was culturally offensive to “the black and brown bodies who typically wear hooped earrings.” This...
  • The unseen cost of solar farms on taxpayers in North Carolina (80% tax abatement 2 companies)

    01/03/2018 9:32:28 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    WNCT news (Washington, NC) ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Josh Burch
    WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – There is growing concern in some counties about how much solar farms are actually costing taxpayers. Under North Carolina law, counties must give solar companies an 80 tax abatement. For smaller counties like Beaufort, that equates to around a $543,000 tax loss each year. A planned 600 acre solar farm in the county threatens to bring the total tax lost to well over $1 million a year. The more solar farms a county has, the greater that number. “Our taxpayers here are paying for that tax abatement, and they’re also paying for an increase in energy...
  • S&P 500 cruises past 2,700 as tech stocks climb: NASDAQ exceeds 7,000 for the first time

    01/03/2018 9:24:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Reuters ^ | 01/03/2018 | By Sruthi Shankar
    U.S. stocks kicked off 2018 on a strong note on Tuesday, and world markets rose to new highs on Wednesday as early indications suggested it would be another year of synchronized global growth led by a robust European economy. "If you look at the S&P 500 and what makes up the sectors, technology has the largest international exposure. When you look at driving futures sales, it has to come from growing economies," said Jeff Powell, managing partner of Polaris Wealth Advisors. But gains in the technology sector were capped by a 2.43 percent drop in Intel (INTC.O) following a report...
  • Dreaded, sadistic ISIS executioner reportedly captured in Iraq; could be executed himself

    01/03/2018 9:10:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 1/2/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A white-bearded ISIS militant who presided over the killings of dozens of gay men and others who ran afoul of the so-called "caliphate" was captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, according to reports. Abu Omer was arrested after locals in Mosul tipped security forces off to his hideout in the city, the Iran-based AhlulBayt News Agency (ANBA) reported, citing Iraqi media outlets. Abu Omer was a prominent presence in several sick videos of ISIS executions, in which homosexuals were thrown off buildings and others beheaded and stoned to death for minor offenses such as blasphemy. In one...
  • The Iranian Regime's Days May Be Numbered (This is good)

    01/03/2018 9:07:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies ^ | Michael Ledeen
    Is it a revolution? Can it succeed? Should we support it, and if so, how? Surely this tumult is very different from the protests of 2009. It’s different in at least two ways, geographical and demographical. Geographically, whereas the 2009 protests were mainly limited to Tehran, today’s phenomenon covers the whole country, from major cities to smaller towns and even rural villages. That’s significant, because those who do not believe in the prospects of an Iranian revolution invariably argue that opposition to the regime is restricted to the elites of the big cities, and that rural populations are pro-regime. It’s...
  • What 1998’s Impeachment Proceedings Say About That Prospect For 2018

    01/03/2018 9:07:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/03/2018 | By Charles F. McElwee III
    A new year invites examination, a moment to compare the present to the past to discover patterns that forecast the future. In 2018, certain patterns are already emerging, with time coordinates leading back two decades.In 1998, the “information superhighway” advanced communication, magazines like George filled bookstore shelves, the economic boom seemed boundless, and the country enjoyed a deceptive post-Cold War peace. It was also the year dial-up speeds accelerated news digestion, the media raged into a dervish frenzy over a presidential scandal, and a political party miscalculated its electoral destiny.It’s difficult to project certainty about the future, but one...
  • Fusion GPS Tries, and Fails, To Distance Themselves From FBI FISA Origin

    01/03/2018 8:57:52 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 1/3/18 | sundance
    It’s every man and woman for themselves as the collective groups of architects behind the entire FBI Counterintelligence Operation, that brought us the 18-month-long ‘vast Russian conspiracy’ narrative, now attempt to back-track from all previous assertions. Two days ago we shared very strong confidence the joint FBI (counterintelligence) and DOJ (National Security Division) scheme was going to come out. The reason is simple, they left too big a trail of factual and provable evidence of their activity.
  • Trump ups the ante on immigration deal to avoid shutdown

    01/03/2018 8:55:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2018 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump has drawn a line in the sand on deal to keep the government operating past January 19.  Democrats are demanding that Trump address the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which would legalize hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.  They say they won't vote to fund the government past the January 19 deadline unless DACA provisions are included. Trump has upped the ante by making funding the border wall part of the deal, as well as the elimination of "chain migration" and the visa lottery.  Trump is making the Democrats pay a heavy price for DACA by tying his...
  • Now Baltimore activists want the police back

    01/03/2018 8:53:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Washington
    I remember a time in the not so distant past. The year was 2016, and racial tensions were running high. Freddie Gray was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He was arrested and notoriously died while in police custody. Soon afterward, Black Lives Matter and other activists became enraged. They began to protest the police department's presence in their neighborhoods over alleged brutality. Let's fast-forward a couple of years later to present day. Now we see over 300 murders in the City of Baltimore this past year. When I saw the number of murders, I was shocked. All of the intellectuals...
  • Clobbered by new tax code, blue states — and pundits — plot their revenge

    01/03/2018 8:46:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 01/03/2018 | Andrea Riquier
    The Republican tax overhaul may not do a great deal to boost overall economic growth — but it’s already having one stimulus effect. Call it the Full Employment Act for Tax Pundits.Ever since the contours of the plan made clear that residents of high-tax states would take the biggest hits, a cottage industry devoted to strategizing blue-state tax work-arounds has emerged. As a reminder, Americans for generations have been able to deduct the amounts paid for state and local income tax, as well as property tax, from their federally taxable income. But the new law caps that amount at $10,000,...
  • Kyrie Irving, Nike double down on spreading flat-Earth ignorance

    01/03/2018 8:41:16 AM PST · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 01/03/18 | Jason Owens
    Kyrie Irving appears to seriously believe the world is flat. Or if he doesn’t, he takes some sort of twisted joy in pretending that he does. And now he has Nike on board, spreading ignorance to impressionable youth. First, Nike gave him a flat-Earth cameo in this Christmas day commercial promoting his new kicks. Now there’s this monstrosity on display at Boston’s “Sneakeasy” sneaker event. That is a Kyrie 4 hovering over some sort of Nike-sanctioned display purportedly explaining Irving’s nonsense theory. Feel free to reach your own interpretation. Surely, Nike sees this as all fun and games and...
  • Homeless man hailed hero of Manchester bombing stole money and phone (tr)

    01/03/2018 8:39:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Abe Hawkin
    A homeless man who was hailed a hero of the Manchester terror attack stole from victims and took sick photographs of dead people following the atrocity. Chris Parker, 33, today admitted taking Pauline Healey's purse as her 14-year-old granddaughter Sorrell Leczkowski lay dying just minutes after the atrocity which killed 22 innocent people. Graphic footage was played at Manchester Crown Court which showed Parker kneeling over bodies, rifling their bags and taking photographs of dead bodies as he made his way through the foyer to try and steal from victims. Shockingly, he was seen prodding Mrs Healey's body to check...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 3,2018

    01/03/2018 8:36:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 3, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gun control groups protest AR-556 at Ruger headquarters

    01/03/2018 8:28:41 AM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies ^ | 01/03/18 | Christen Smith
    Gun control groups marched in Connecticut last month to demand Sturm, Ruger and Co. stop manufacturing its AR-556 rifle — the same model used in the Texas church shooting in November. Gays Against Guns — an LGTBQ gun control group founded in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting — led a demonstration Dec. 17 through the streets of Fairfield to Ruger’s headquarters in Southport where protesters waved signs accusing the company of making “massacre weapons.” “Sturm, Ruger and all the other AR-15 manufacturers out there have blood on their hands for continuing to profit off of weapons that should...
  • BDS Fail: Ringo Goes Where Lorde Fears to Tread, Confirms Two Shows in Israel

    01/03/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/03/2018 | Simon Kent
    Ringo Starr will perform two shows in Israel later this year in defiance of the anti-Israel BDS movement that calls for the complete isolation of the Jewish State. The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists. Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June...
  • Alabama fan's RV catches fire near Superdome while in town for Sugar Bowl

    01/03/2018 8:08:34 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 10 replies
    WAFB ^ | 1-1-2018
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An Alabama fan attending the Sugar Bowl lost her RV after it caught fire Monday morning near the Superdome. The fire started around 11 a.m. and temporarily closed traffic near the Intersection of Poydras and South Claiborne. The New Orleans Fire Department arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the flames. No one was injured, and the fan said despite the loss of her RV she will still be attending the game. The fan did not want to be identified, but issued an on-the-record statement of "Roll Tide."
  • Mark Meadows Draws Line in Sand: No DACA Amnesty in Spending Bill

    01/03/2018 8:05:17 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, on Tuesday said there should be no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty deal contained within the government funding bill coming up in January. The important move by Meadows aims to take government shutdown leverage away from Democrats in the upcoming DACA battles — something that President Donald Trump alluded to on Tuesday morning on Twitter when he bashed Democrats for not being serious about DACA solutions.
  • It’s Official: Saturn’s Rings Are Young

    01/03/2018 8:03:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | January 3, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    It’s Official: Saturn’s Rings Are Young January 3, 2018 | David F. Coppedge There’s no stretching the truth any more. Cassini data have led all the ringmasters to the conclusion that the rings of Saturn are not billions of years old. For over 15 years, Creation-Evolution Headlines has reported the tug-of-war between planetary scientists on the age of Saturn’s rings (e.g., 2/12/02). Indications that the rings are much younger than Saturn’s assumed age (4.5 billion years) go back to the Voyager missions. Several lines of evidence pointed to youth, but planetary scientists tugged back at the evidence, inventing ways to...