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  • Immigrants Sent $140 Billion From U.S. Back To Homelands in 2016

    01/31/2018 4:22:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/31/18 | Neil Munro
    Legal and illegal immigrants wired almost $140 billion from the United States back to their home countries and foreign relatives in 2016.The huge loss of domestic spending by of immigrants’ remittances is spotlighted in a new report by the Pew Research Center, which also noted that $6.5 billion was sent back to the United States by foreign-based U.S. workers. That is a 21-fold difference and is enough money to support 2.6 million additional $50,000 jobs in the United States. The remittance number is based on calculations by the World Bank. The leading recipients of the exported remittances are people in Mexico, China, and...
  • 2016 was hottest year on record, international report confirms

    08/10/2017 10:44:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    2016 was hottest year on record, international report confirms By Timothy Cama - 08/10/17 01:25 PM EDT A report compiled by scientists around the world confirmed Thursday that 2016 was the hottest year since tracking began. The State of the Climate in 2016 report, led by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with the help of scientists from 60 nations, found that “the major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet.” The comprehensive report came days after the New York Times publicized a draft of a separate major climate change report...
  • The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards

    06/23/2017 5:52:46 AM PDT · by jimbug · 24 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | May/June 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner. Today, all that has changed. For that, we can blame the 2016 election or, more accurately, how some news organizations chose to cover it.
  • Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

    05/14/2017 5:58:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017
    New data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows an estimated 61.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 cast ballots, down from the 61.8 percent who voted in 2012 and well below the 63.8 percent who voted in 2004, the recent high-point of voter participation. White voters were most likely to turn out; 65.3 percent of whites told Census Bureau surveyors they voted in 2016, more than a full percentage point higher than their participation rate in 2012.  But voter turnout among black voters fell almost seven percentage points, to 59.4 percent, the Census figures show — after...
  • Star Wars: Kylo is Fastest-Rising American Boy’s Baby Name in 2016

    05/13/2017 6:21:33 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Screenrant ^ | 5-13-2017 | Jacob Stolworthy
    The Social Security Administration has released its annual list and jumping 2,368 spots to 901 is Kylo, the character played by Adam Driver. It ended at 3,269 in 2015. This comes as no surprise to BabynameWizard.com founder Laura Wattenberg who, the Associated Press reports, states that the names of villains are these days more likely to inspire parents than on-screen heroes. The category’s popular culture-inspired runners up include Creed, Adonis (from Rocky sequel Creed) and Zayn, presumably after former One Direction singer Zayn Malik who is now enjoying a solo career in his own right.
  • 10 biggest 'Arab world breakthroughs'

    04/16/2017 7:43:27 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 4/16/2017 | Bob Unruh
    A Jordanian researcher has posted a list of 10 “achievements” in the Arab world during 2016, and they include such notables as “the car bomb tactic” and “transforming any device or tool into a tank or lethal bomb.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/10-biggest-arab-world-breakthroughs/#UrsFzJxszqXeMBzd.99
  • 2016: The year Pope Francis finally showed his hand

    02/15/2017 6:12:00 AM PST · by richardtavor · 13 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 3, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    ROME, January 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – 2016 marked a dramatic turning point in the pontificate of Pope Francis. It may be called the year of the great awakening, as more and more faithful Catholics and prelates, Cardinals included, came to a frightening understanding that there is a major problem with the current Pope. For the beginning years of his papacy, most, including LifeSite, gave Francis the benefit of the doubt. They repeatedly told themselves and others not to believe the media; that his words were being taken out of context or mistranslated; that he was just plain poor at doing...
  • In Ironic Twist, Britain Was The Fastest Growing Developed Economy In 2016

    01/27/2017 12:09:54 AM PST · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Who can forget the "doom and gloom" warnings about the fate of the UK should Brexit win? Well, according to the latest confirmation received on Thursday, they were not only wrong but with an ironic twist because according to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy grew by 0.6% in the Q4 of 2016, more than the 0.5% consensus estimate, and - more importantly - grew by 2% for all of 2016, making the UK the fastest growing economy among the G7 in the past year. On an annualized basis, the U.K. economy grew 2.4 percent in the fourth...
  • Mass Exodus From High-Taxes - Which States Did Americans Leave In 2016?

    01/22/2017 5:59:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/22/2017 | Submitted by Johnny Kampis via The Foundation for Economic Education,
    Submitted by Johnny Kampis via The Foundation for Economic Education,Migration patterns for 2016 show that Americans tended to move away from high-tax states and into states where residents keep more of what they earn.United Van Lines, the nation’s largest moving company, recently released its annual movers study report showing that South Dakota overtook Oregon as the top inbound destination. Generally, more people moved toward the West, and states in the Northeast saw the largest exodus of residents. The top four outbound states in 2016, in order, were New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and Connecticut.(Photo: Tax Foundation)The Tax Foundation pointed...
  • NFL Support of Colin Kaepernick Tanked 2016 TV Ratings

    01/16/2017 6:50:02 PM PST · by Rockitz · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Jan 2017 | Robert J. Marlow
    A large share of fans responded to the NFL’s tacit endorsement of Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American message by refusing to tune-in to games, prompting a huge decline in TV ratings. Aside from his disrespect for the national anthem, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback also sparked outrage by donning socks embroidered with pigs wearing police uniforms. Early in the season, ESPN and network broadcasts never missed an opportunity to spotlight Kaepernick and his followers taking a knee during the pre-game ritual. Fans, though, saw Kaepernick’s protest as thumbing his nose at America. As a result, regular season ratings for 2016 dropped 8%...
  • If You Thought 2016 Was a Big WikiLeaks Year, 2017 Will Blow You Away

    01/04/2017 3:31:12 PM PST · by Stayfree · 26 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 4, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    on Monday afternoon promised that 2017 will be an even bigger year for leaks than 2016, which saw the whistleblowing site publish thousands of documents exposing the dirty laundry of the Clinton campaign, US political secrets, covert trade deals and private communications from global leaders.
  • Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

    01/04/2017 8:51:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totaled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.
  • 762 murdered in Chicago in 2016, CPD releases plan to curb violence

    01/02/2017 3:30:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 01, 2017 | Michelle Gallardo and Laura Podesta
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released crime statistics from 2016, with a police spokesman calling it an "unacceptable rise in violence." In the worst violence in nearly 20 years, Chicago saw 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims.
  • Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Trump and the ‘hideous monstrosity’ that was 2016

    01/01/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/01/2017 | Dave Barry
    In the future, Americans — assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the HELL?” They will have a point. Over the past few decades, we here at the Year in Review have reviewed some pretty disturbing years. For example, there was 2000, when the outcome of a presidential election was decided by a tiny group of deeply confused Florida residents who had apparently attempted to vote by chewing on their ballots.
  • In The Year 2016, 90,000 Christians Were Butchered

    01/01/2017 8:39:10 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Christians continue to be the most persecuted believers in the world with over 90,000 followers of Christ being killed in the last year, according to prominent Italian sociologist and author Massimo Introvigne. Introvigne, the founder of the independent Center for Studies on New Religions based in Turin, Italy, cited statistics compiled by the Center for Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for a annual report that is expected to be released next month. Introvigne said that there are between 500 to 600 Christians throughout the world that can’t profess their faith in Christ freely without fear of persecution....
  • Wild Ride – Top 2016 Campaign Moments…

    12/31/2016 3:55:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | Sundance
    Reviewing the year in 2016 politics, there are many epic campaign moments. Here’s a few of the more memorable – in no particular order: Donald Trump’s airplane had it’s own soundtrack:
  • 2016 Will Be Remembered as The Year “Media Polling” Corruption Was Exposed…

    12/31/2016 10:12:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | Sundance
    In a year when there were hundreds seismic shifts amid the tectonic plates within the body politic, one of the most important was the revelation that Media Polling is just as brutally biased as the media entities who present the polling results. With election 2016 behind us, and before 2017 arrives, the truth behind the intentionally constructed deception must not simply fade back into the shadows. Never again should the American voter trust the polling presented by corporate media. Everything about it is a financed and manufactured fraud.
  • Colin Kaepernick wins 49ers' award for 'inspirational, courageous play'

    12/30/2016 5:11:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er who "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team." The award, which was established after Eshmont died in 1957, is considered the most prestigious honor the players vote on.
  • Man of the Year: Chief Trump Strategist Stephen K. Bannon

    12/30/2016 6:39:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A tribute to an unsung hero TIME magazine named Donald Trump “Person of the Year” for 2016, and we could have done the same. But this would have been to over-simplify a victory that millions of Americans believe has brought this nation back from the brink of destruction, and has done so against what seemed impossible odds. In the just completed election campaign, a vicious partisan press substituted character assassination for reporting and joined malicious Democrats in demonizing Trump and his supporters as racists, sexists, Islamophobes, xenophobes and religious bigots, while dismissing the candidate as “unfit to sit in the...
  • REVEALED: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group, study claims

    12/29/2016 10:13:50 AM PST · by bkopto · 14 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/29/2016 | will kirby
    CHRISTIANS are the most persecuted religious group in the world with more than 90,000 killed in 2016 because of their faith, a leading religious study group director has claimed. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), said more than 60,000 of the Christians killed this year were murdered in tribal conflicts in Africa. He claimed these deaths often came after Christians refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. The religious chief said: "The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages,...