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  • President Donald J. Trump’s 500 Days of American Greatness

    09/24/2018 11:26:44 AM PDT · by Taxocrats Tax Everything · 4 replies
    White House ^ | 6-4-2108 | White House
    Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free. President Donald J. Trump 500 DAYS: In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has achieved results domestically and internationally for the American people. Since taking office, President Trump has strengthened American leadership, security, prosperity, and accountability. After 500 days, the results are clear: the American economy is stronger, American workers are experiencing more opportunities, confidence is soaring, and business is booming. President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital...
  • Why Russia's Crimean Consensus is Over

    09/24/2018 10:04:11 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | Konstantin Gaaze
    With support for the Kremlin waning, repression is all it has left. General elections this month have revealed that the Russian public is frustrated, uncertain about the future and electrified by protest sentiment. Kremlin candidates struggled to win their gubernatorial bids, while high school and college students—people who haven’t even started working yet — took to the streets to protest plans to raise the pension age. Political analysts chalk this situation up to Kremlin errors. They believe that domestic policy chief Sergei Kiriyenko has loosened the political rules too much and has invested too heavily in the spectacle of the...
  • Surge in GOP voter enthusiasm, ‘nearly matching’ Democrats

    09/24/2018 8:48:05 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-24 14:00 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans appear to be rallying to embattled President Trump and his call for a “red wave” of voters at the polls this fall, according to a new national survey that finds GOP “enthusiasm” for the midterm elections surging.
  • Kavanaugh: 2nd Accuser's Claims He 'Targeted' Women For Gang Rape

    09/24/2018 8:37:15 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 77 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-24 10:00 | Paul Whitehead
    A new storm of alleged sexual misconduct allegations has erupted against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as attorney Michael Avenatti said he had 'knowledge' that he targeted women for 'gang rape' with a high school friend.
  • Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts

    09/24/2018 7:50:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | John Aidan Byrne
    Ten years ago, it was too-easy credit that brought financial markets to their knees. Today, it could be a global debt of $247 trillion that causes the next crash. After a decade of escalating US household debt brought on by low wages and the national debt more than doubling over the same time frame, to $21 trillion, debt could soon put the brakes on this economic recovery, analysts warn. “We think the major economies are on the cusp of this turning into the worst recession we have seen in 10 years,” said Murray Gunn, head of global research at Elliott...
  • Canada's Barrick Gold to buy Randgold Resources in $18.3 billion deal

    09/24/2018 7:27:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 07/24/2018
    Under the terms of the deal, each Randgold shareholder will receive 6.1280 new Barrick shares for each share of the African rival, the companies said. Barrick shareholders will own about 66.6 percent of the new Barrick merged company while Randgold shareholders will own about 33.4 percent. Randgold's long-term chief executive Mark Bristow will retain that same role in the new merged company while Barrick's John Thornton will become the executive chairman. "The Boards of Barrick and Randgold believe that the Merger will create an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of Tier One Gold Assets in the industry, the...
  • Who is Karl Marx [PragerU Video]

    09/24/2018 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Boomer · 11 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/24/2018 | PragerU-Paul Kengor
    When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. In this video, Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, illuminates the life of the mild-mannered 19th Century German whose ideas led to the rise of some of the most brutal dictators in world history.
  • Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources in Advance Merger Talks: Reports

    09/23/2018 10:36:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    The Street ^ | Sep 23, 2018 10:14 PM EDT | Ann Stanley
    Canada's Barrick Gold Corp. is reportedly near an agreement to buy London-listed Randgold Resources Ltd. in a deal that could be worth as much as $18 billion, according to media reports. The agreement could be announced as soon as Monday, according to a report from Reuters citing a person familiar with the talks.
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing [Rameriz story is falling apart]

    09/23/2018 10:25:29 PM PDT · by guitar Josh · 53 replies
    I want to excerpt a portion of this NY Times story. It looks like the new accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are already falling apart. The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.
  • Best in Show: The Year’s Best Beers Honored at 2018 Great American Beer Festival

    09/23/2018 3:55:31 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies
    brewersassociation.org ^ | September 22, 2018 | Brewers Association
    DENVER • September 22, 2018 — The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country and earning a symbol of brewing excellence... full list of winners: https://bit.ly/2ONjc26
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (9/23/18 to 9/30/18)

    09/23/2018 1:55:31 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 590 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | September 23, 2018 | DollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY GOOD ~ 2 MAGA rockin' ralliesVERY, VERY GOOD ~ Declassification underway UNEXPECTED ~ The TT/Dose is now in Chat BAD ~ Dr. Fraud/FordUGLY ~ GOP caving to left too often Two Tremendous MAGA rallies. – more graphics at post #1 Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are...
  • Singapore Air Takes Delivery of Jet for World's Longest Flight

    09/23/2018 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 09/23/18 | Anand Krishnamoorthy
    Singapore Airlines Ltd. took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. The first commercial flight between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport will be on Oct. 11, Singapore Air said in a statement yesterday. This is the first of the seven A350-900ULRs the carrier has on firm order with Airbus. Reviving the route that the Singapore flag carrier scrapped more than four years ago will help the airline fill a gap in its U.S. network that has...
  • VR and hugs: What Ivanka Trump learned during her visit to Walmart's training academy in Mesquite

    09/23/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Maria Halkias
    When she was out in the store, employees and customers crowded around with their shopping baskets to see the first daughter, whose official title is adviser to President Donald Trump. One of her main missions is to bring a spotlight to workforce development programs that prepare today's workers for the future. But here among the people, she was just Ivanka. She's a hugger and cradled a few employees who had just talked about how Walmart gave them opportunities they didn't think they would have. Others were simply happy to see her in the store. Trump even tried out a virtual...
  • Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

    09/23/2018 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 23, 2018 1:03 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation programs announced early Saturday by Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate committees that oversee the nation’s air travel. Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to keep FAA programs running. The Senate will also need to take up the bill this week or both chambers...
  • Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

    09/22/2018 6:47:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    phys.org ^ | 09/21/2018 | Drexel
    The researchers, from the College's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, report that the MXene titanium carbide can be dissolved in water to create an ink or paint. The exceptional conductivity of the material enables it to transmit and direct radio waves, even when it's applied in a very thin coating. "We found that even transparent antennas with thicknesses of tens of nanometers were able to communicate efficiently," said Asia Sarycheva, a doctoral candidate in the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and Materials Science and Engineering Department. "By increasing the thickness up to 8 microns, the performance of MXene antenna achieved...
  • Brightline Goes West, Plans LA-Las Vegas High Speed Rail

    09/22/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Publius · 37 replies
    Railway Age ^ | 18 September 2018 | Stuart Chirls
    With its funding plans clearer, South Florida passenger start-up Brightline is looking west for its next venture into private high speed rail.Brightline on Tuesday said it had acquired XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas. he project would be only the second privately funded intercity passenger rail in the United States after Brightline. No terms were disclosed. “Brightline is changing transportation in our country by connecting heavily trafficked corridors that are too long to drive and too short to fly,” said Wes Edens, co-founder and co-chief executive...
  • Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' And 'Life Itself' Bomb At Friday Box Office

    09/22/2018 8:38:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] So, in that sense, it’s no surprise that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 tanked in its whopping 1,719 theater wide release debut. [Snip] folks are even less likely to flock to an openly political documentary, and frankly even those on the left don’t necessarily want to pay to see a 125-minute crash course of the current horrors of the day. I’d gladly pay triple the ticket price to see a version of the movie without you-know-who babbling incoherently. I’d argue that Moore’s motives in making the movie were less about spreading the word through its contents than in using the...
  • Planned Parenthood’s New President Proves Some Doctors Exploit, No Matter What

    09/21/2018 10:18:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    The Radiance Foundation ^ | September 19, 2018 | Ryan Scott Bomberger
    It’s always fascinating to me how people can go from a situation of brutal oppression to becoming the oppressors. Some free blacks owned slaves and profited from the slave trade. Dr. Henry Morgantaler, a survivor of the Holocaust, became the leading abortionist in Canada. And now, Dr. Leana Wen—a political refugee from the brutal communist regime of China that has killed over 336 million humans via abortion (and many forced)—becomes the president of a billion-dollar organization that kills for a living. Planned Parenthood profits from the deaths of 320,000 innocent human beings each year in the name of “equality”. Mainstream...
  • People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It

    09/21/2018 8:18:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2018 | Billy Perrigo
    A “sexy” Halloween costume inspired by the dystopian novel and TV series The Handmaid’s Tale is no longer being sold after receiving a barrage of online criticism for sexualizing the show’s subject matter — women subjugated by an oppressive government. The online retailer Yandy, which designed and sold the costume, issued an apology Thursday following the backlash. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that [the costume] is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than empowerment,” the company wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “This is unfortunate as it was not our intention on...
  • Jason Chaffetz: The Deep State Is Real And It's Far Worse Than You Can Imagine

    09/21/2018 5:39:35 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 13 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-20 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    More and more evidence is supporting a politically motivated 'Deep State' within the federal government, what was once published as 'conspiracy nonsense' is now front page news and is being regularly tweeted by The President of the United States.