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  • Of Pipelines and Alliances: President Trump at NATO

    07/16/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 16, 2018 AD | John F. Di Leo
    During the July 2018 NATO summit, elements of the USA newsmedia focused on President Trump’s accurate attacks on Western Europe’s contradictory actions and positions in the arenas of defense and commerce. What the USA newsmedia covered much less was how welcome those points were to NATO members from Eastern Europe, whose memories of Russian aggression are much more recent, perhaps, than those of Western Europe, making them as wary of these issues as Mr. Trump is. Delegates from Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, for example, appeared just as happy about Mr. Trump’s comments as delegates from England, France and especially Germany...
  • Trump and Brexit

    07/13/2018 10:25:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 13 Jul, 2018 | Dymphna
    Seems as though once-Great Britain has just experienced a series of Trump stinkbombs, the biggest of which is his public callout of PM May. She must be seething and Boris Johnson must be showing all his teeth. My favorite of Trump’s stinkers was his denouncement of Sadiq Khan. But you’ll look long and hard on Google to find it. Same with Duck Duck Go. I don’t have the patience to look for the quote I saw regarding London’s soaring crime rate but it’s out there if you parse your search just right.
  • 'If You Have a Cheese Pizza...': Mulvaney Amazes Trump With Explanation of 'Ridiculous' Gov't

    06/21/2018 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21,2018
    Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gave an intricate and often eccentric explanation of redundancy and overlap in federal bureaucracy in a presentation that stunned the president and the press. "I call this the 'drain the swamp' cabinet meeting," Mulvaney said, adding that it has been about 100 years since the federal government was reorganized at this scale. He criticized the "Byzantine nature" by which the government regulates, creating headaches for business owners, employees and taxpayers. "If you have a cheese pizza, it's governed by the Food & Drug Administration. If you put a pepperoni on it, it's...
  • ‘Devastating’ Federal Payroll Cut {semi-satire]

    06/04/2018 11:15:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 June 2018 | John Semmens
    News that the Trump Administration has eliminated 24,000 federal government jobs was described as “devastating” by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). The cut amounts to less than 1% of the total federal government workforce. “Taking a ‘meat axe’ approach is destroying the finely tuned machine that kept America humming during the eight years President Obama ran the country. Federal workers are the employees who make the rules that tell everyone else what to do. The loss of so many vital cogs in the machinery of government will no doubt lead to widespread confusion and chaos.” “Not only will the...
  • Editorial: Big government running amok, crushing little guy

    06/04/2018 5:20:17 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 19 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06-04-2018 | Herald Staff
    What a fine-tuned machine our state is when it comes to clamping down on its own residents, as witnessed Thursday when Boston’s Licensing Board took a shot across the bow of a local small business owner. Naveen Kapoor, owner of the Quality Market in Brighton, was caught on camera moving beer from that store down the street to his other shop, Quality Liquors in Allston. He told the Licensing Board that he was transferring the suds because Quality Liquors had run out of several beer brands. That is a big no-no. According to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, “All licensed...
  • Updated Privacy Laws

    05/26/2018 12:18:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 42 replies
    Me | May 26 2018 | Me
    Been getting a lot of emails lately indicating that certain sites are 'updating their privacy laws' in order to be in compliance with new European privacy law. Anyone else been getting a lot of these emails lately? The Websites I'm getting them from I believe mostly are US based sites which makes me curious about why they are updating their policies to comply with the EU privacy laws?
  • Amazon Fights Back

    05/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | John Stossel
    Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's going to drive businesses out of town. OK, that's not how the politicians describe their plan, but that's probably how it will work out. Members of Seattle's city council want all big Seattle businesses to pay a tax of $500 per employee. In response, Amazon stopped building a new complex. Construction workers joined Amazon in protesting the new tax. On the other side are city council members like Kshama Sawant. She and members of her political party, Socialist Alternative, demonstrated in support of...
  • Trump proposes easing oil, gas leasing restrictions in West

    05/02/2018 9:24:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 7:12 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration wants to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. The move involves conservation plans for greater sage grouse approved in 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Trump has vowed to increase U.S. energy production and open more lands to drilling. Conservation groups critical of Trump’s energy policies warned Wednesday’s proposal could unravel a years-long effort to shore up the bird’s struggling population. Interior Department officials said the revisions to the Obama-era plans were aimed at increasing...
  • The Scott Pruitt Show Trial

    04/26/2018 9:58:56 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 6 replies
    Spectator ^ | 26 April 2018 | George Neumayr
    The attacks on Trump cabinet officials intensify in direct proportion to the effectiveness of the policies they advocate. Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA administrator, is Exhibit A of this phenomenon. Because he is preventing green ideologues at the EPA from harassing businesses, because he is at the forefront of Trump’s deregulatory successes, the Sierra Club and other left-wing groups organized a smear campaign against him. That campaign has culminated in the show trial of grandstanding Congressmen who feign outrage at Pruitt’s lack of “ethics.” . . . snip The point of all of this propaganda is to make the Trump administration...
  • New rule could force EPA to ignore major human health studies

    04/25/2018 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 29 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 4/25/18 | Warren Cornwall
    At an event at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., that was closed to the press, agency head Scott Pruitt touted the new policy as a way to increase transparency and enable the public to double-check research underpinning environmental regulations. The rule would require the agency to use only studies in which the underlying data are available for public scrutiny when formulating new “significant” regulations, which typically are regulations estimated to impose costs of $100 million or more. Specifically, the proposed rule says that EPA is seeking transparency for “the dose response data and models that underlie what we are calling...
  • Tighter Regulation Would Probably Make Facebook More Profitable

    04/13/2018 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Here's a bet: Congress will end up "cracking down" on Facebook with "tough" regulations that Facebook will probably protest quite vigorously. And then Facebook profits will go up. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, withstood two days of questioning in Congress this week. You could tell Zuckerberg took it very seriously, not least because he shed his traditional T-shirt and hoodie in favor of a grown-up suit. Again and again, he was asked whether he was opposed to regulation. "You embrace regulation?" asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "I think the real question, as the internet becomes more important...
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...
  • US Government's Crackdown On PrimaryCare Physicians

    03/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Robert Steven Ingebo
    Federal government has overreached in cracking down on the opioid overdose epidemic. In order to cut off the supply of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands, new regulations have crippled the ability of our doctors To understand how the government has stepped over the line with their current crackdown on primary healthcare physicians, we must look at how the politicians responded to the opioid crisis when it first reared its ugly head. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and encouraged healthcare providers to prescribe them...
  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights...

    03/06/2018 12:45:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The California Coastal Act for decades has... declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out legal battle that began as a local dispute over a locked gate. ... Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, bought the 89-acre property south of Half Moon Bay for $32.5 million. ... A number of public interest groups have since sued Khosla. He, in turn, has sued the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission and San Mateo County, over what he considered an interference of...
  • Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending ‘Executive Branch Legal Activism’

    02/16/2018 5:29:55 AM PST · by davikkm · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges. “I think the department did become too political” under President Barack Obama, Sessions said. “Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where...
  • If You're Reading This, You're Dead

    02/09/2018 4:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission ended President Obama's "net neutrality" regulations. Those regulations were passed with no reason, but a fear of what might happen to the internet by major corporations. They were not needed. But Democrats declared that their repeal would cause people to die. Republicans rolled back Barack Obama's individual mandate that forces Americans to buy health insurance whether or not they want it. Statisticians declared Americans would lose their health insurance if the GOP did this, ignoring that those losing health insurance would be those actively choosing to forego an insurance plan. Again, Democrats declared the...
  • Trump's push for smaller government is having global benefit

    02/01/2018 1:26:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    “What is good for the United States is good for the rest of the world,” has been Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s mantra. Americans know how stock prices have exploded in the United States since President Trump’s election, but stock prices started rising at the same time around the world. To the shocks of Trump’s American opponents, he was greeted by the international elites at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as almost a conquering hero. Meanwhile, George Soros told people at the meetings that he thought that Trump was a “danger” to the world. So many people view economics as a...
  • Three States to Sue over New Tax Law [semi-satire]

    01/29/2018 9:53:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his state, New Jersey and Connecticut will be suing the federal government because “the new tax law impedes our ability to extract the maximum amount of revenue from the taxpayers.” The impediment comes from the clause in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deductibility of state and local taxes to a mere $10,000 per taxpayer per year. The three states rank at the top of the list for heaviest tax burden as a percent of income with New York at 12.7%, Connecticut at 12.6% and New Jersey at 12.2%....
  • E-Cigarettes Can Be Lifesavers

    01/24/2018 9:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Jacob Sullum
    This week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine weighed in on the question of whether e-cigarettes are a public health menace or a public health boon. The answer is yes, according to a NASEM report published on Tuesday. The report, which was sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration, concludes that "e-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful to health." While that is true in principle, the report gives too much weight to scenarios in which these products could be harmful, even while confirming that they dramatically reduce exposure to toxins and carcinogens for smokers...
  • Homeschoolers Concerned About More Regulations After Alleged Abuse at Perris House

    01/23/2018 11:59:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Homeschooling advocates are concerned about additional regulations after news of abuse from homeschooling parents in California. The Massachusetts-based Coalition for Responsible Home Education, a nonprofit group that is actively advocating for homeschooling reform, says a lack of oversight for homeschools allows abuse, such at the recent case in Perris, California, to go unchecked and is now calling for increased regulation of homeschools. Pentecostal Christian couple David Allen Turpin, 57, and his 49-year-old wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested on Jan. 14, after police had to rescue their 13 severely malnourished children from their home in Perris, California. The home was...