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  • The Administration is Serious About Cutting Aid to the Palestinians

    01/03/2018 11:10:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Tuesday afternoon and shortly after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley officially announced U.S. foreign aid cuts to Pakistan over terrorism sponsorship, President Trump called out the Palestinians for walking away from peace talks. In doing so, he threatened to withhold financial aid.  It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018 ...peace treaty...
  • Trump Slump? 2017 Second Biggest Year Ever For Gun Sales

    01/03/2018 10:53:20 AM PST · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 01/03/18 | ohn Boch
    The FBI has released the final numbers for 2017 gun sales. While 2016s sales record of 27 million still stands, last years 25,235,215 comes in second by a mere eight percent. While the mainstream media claimed a steep decline in firearm sales, those fake news reports proved nothing more than wishful thinking. From the Washington Post (where Democracy dies in darkness): BOSSIER CITY, La. Sales of guns and ammunition in the United States have dropped precipitously since Election Day, according to FBI statistics, trade groups, gun shop owners and corporate reports, what many say is the result of electing...
  • Behar: Trump Needs to Be Hospitalized Hell Blow the Whole World Up.....

    01/03/2018 10:44:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | by PAM KEY
    FULL TITLE: Behar: Trump Needs to Be Hospitalized Hell Blow the Whole World Up So His Stupid Sons Dont Have to Go to Jail Tuesday on ABCs The View, while discussing President Donald Trumps tweet about nuclear buttons and North Korea, co-host Joy Behar said Trump was worried about FBI special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe and therefore he would blow the whole world up so his stupid sons dont have to go to jail. (see tweet at link) Joy Behar said, Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point, or he is just going to kill...
  • Third World Conditions: UKs Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel Non-Emergency Operations

    01/03/2018 10:39:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Around 55,000 planned procedures are expected to be axed in a desperate attempt to free up beds, the Evening Standard reports. One senior doctor claimed that patients are being treated in third world conditions in some hospitals. Other NHS trusts have abandoned basic rules that state that men and women should be kept on separate wards and some patients are facing a 12-hour wait to receive Accident and Emergency care as hospitals run out of space. The emergency has been preceded by a growing flu crisis, and as of Tuesday, 12 NHS trusts covering millions of people have said they...
  • FBI Knew The Bleach Bit Computer Guy Lied In Hillary Clinton Email Testimony, Gave Him Immunity

    01/03/2018 10:37:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Sexton
    The Hill published a story today based on leaks from a recent House Judiciary Committee meeting where FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed elements of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans on the committee say McCabe outlined some irregularities that suggest the outcome of the investigation was rigged in Clinton’s favor. Among the new findings is that an unnamed tech specialist who used Bleach Bit to wipe Clinton’s server after a congressional subpoena was issued admitted lying to the FBI [emphasis added]: A computer technician who deleted Clinton emails from her server in March 2015 after a congressional subpoena...
  • Trump: Bannon has 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:35:13 AM PST · by CaptainK · 64 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/3/2018 | Jordan Fabian
    In a blistering statement issued by the White House, Trump said Bannon has "lost his mind." "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement. "Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books." "Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make...
  • Trump disavows Steve Bannon: 'He not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:30:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 319 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 JAN 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump distanced himself from his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, contending that "he not only lost his job" but also "lost his mind" when he left the White House. On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Regions to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

    01/03/2018 10:06:46 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Regions Financial Corp. today announced it will increase its hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by year's end, just one move in what it says is a series of targeted, long-term investments in response to last month's rewrite of the nation's tax laws. That includes an increase in spending on capital spending and a contribution to the company's charitable foundation to benefit communities. In a statement, Regions said the initiatives were made "in anticipation of the savings it will recognize as a result of federal tax reform intended to support economic growth." "We understand that the growth of our...
  • 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 theyre 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
    pjmedia.com ^ | 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. Its different in at least two ways, geographical and demographical. Geographically, whereas the 2009 protests were mainly limited to Tehran, todays phenomenon covers the whole country, from major cities to smaller towns and even rural villages. Thats 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. Its...
  • What 1998s 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.Its 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
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/3/18 | sundance
    Its 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 · 53 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,...