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  • Tariffs Were Killing New Zealand’s Economy. Free Trade Turned It Around.

    03/22/2018 9:08:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Patrick Tyrrell and Caleb Pascoe
    The new tariffs announced by President Donald Trump have generated intense controversy. With the debate ongoing, it might be useful to examine how other countries have dealt with similar policy debates in the past. New Zealand now ranks third in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom and is one of the champions of economic freedom around the world. But it wasn’t always so. In the mid-1980s, New Zealand was facing an economic crisis, with its domestic market and international trade both heavily regulated. Unemployment had reached 11 percent, and inflation was a sky-high 15 percent. In response, the government...
  • POLL...Should All Oregon Schools be Gun Free Zones

    03/22/2018 8:36:01 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 26 replies
    Keizer Times, ^ | 3/22/18 | Keizer Times
    A newspaper in Oregon is running this poll...
  • Citi cracks down on gun sales: 'We want to do our part'

    03/22/2018 3:39:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/2018 | Emily Sharpiro
    Global bank Citi is starting a new commercial firearms policy within the U.S. "to do our part as a company to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands," the company said today. The new policy requires its new retail sector clients and partners to follow several practices: not sell guns to someone who didn't pass a background check; not sell bump stocks and high-capacity magazines; and not sell guns to people under 21 years old. Ed Skyler, Citi's head of global public affairs, said Citi has a few relationships with companies that manufacture guns, and for those relationships, "We...
  • Mueller Corruption Scandal Breaks WIDE Open—Look What Crime He Buried For Obama

    03/22/2018 3:02:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 52 replies ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | admin
    NOTE: Noticed spelling errors in this post have been corrected. NEWS HAS BEEN BREAKING OF RUSSIA-CONNECTED CORRUPTION WITHIN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. BUT—SURPRISE, SURPRISE—IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DONALD TRUMP AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH BARACK OBAMA. Apparently, as Obama’s administration was approving a titanic deal to give Russian companies stock in U.S. uranium, the same Russian individuals were engaged in all sorts of nefarious behavior. Corruption, bribery, and various underhanded activities. We never learned about it, because it appears the FBI at the time was covering it up. And who was responsible for the cover up? Oh, just the...
  • Budget Bill Includes FixNICS, CDC Gun Violence Research…No National Reciprocity

    03/22/2018 2:50:42 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/22/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Thank goodness the NRA took to YouTube today to reassure America’s gun owners they they’re still fighting for the unfettered right to keep and bear arms. Otherwise gun owners would be forgiven for worrying that a significant portion of those ostensibly on the gun rights side in Congress had strayed off the reservation. The gargantuan, omnibus, all-encompasing, colossal, ginormous spending bill that’s racing toward passage has a few nasty surprises in it. In a last-minute deal, congressional leaders also agreed to add provisions that would improve the national background check system for gun purchases and provide safety grants to schools...
  • The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

    03/22/2018 2:25:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Time ^ | March 22, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re cleaning up their mess,” says Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who started the #NeverAgain movement to curb gun violence three weeks earlier in his living room. “It’s like they’re saying, ‘I’m sorry I made this mess,’” adds buzzcut senior Emma González, “while continuing to spill soda on the floor.” Kasky and González are sitting with two more of the movement’s leaders, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin. Except they’re...
  • 10 ways the GOP sold you out in the omnibus spending bill

    03/22/2018 1:30:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3/22/18 | Daniel Horowitz
    “When we rush to pass bill that a lot of us don’t understand, we are not doing our job.” ~Speaker Paul Ryan, 2015 This is it. For this budget bill, Republicans had sole possession of the ball, and of course, they have tossed an interception. The only question now is whether Trump will need to hear a raucous rebellion from his voters before he changes his mind and finally uses his veto pen. Rather than spending the weeks leading up to the budget deadline outlining their vision for the country in terms of spending priorities and policies, the GOP used...
  • House OKs Compromise $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill, Senate Next

    03/22/2018 11:29:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    usnews ^ | 03/22/2018 | Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. The vote was 256-167, a one-sided tally that underscored the popularity of a budget deal among party leaders that provided enough money to address many of both sides' priorities. Further highlighting how eager lawmakers were to claim victories, the House approved the 2,232-page package — which stood...
  • Citi sets restrictions on gun sales by retail clients

    03/22/2018 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2018 11:55 AM | Ross Kerber, Nikhil Subba
    Citigroup Inc. (C.N) added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month’s high school shooting in Florida. In an e-mailed statement, Citi said it will require those clients only sell firearms to customers who have passed a background check, restrict sales of firearms for people under 21 years of age, and not sell so-called “bump stocks” or high-capacity magazines. The bank’s new rules come weeks after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, the second-deadliest shooting...
  • Here Is What Is In The Massive $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill(only a couple things)

    03/22/2018 9:16:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | Robert Donachie
    Here is what is in the text: Key Features of the House Bill 1) Defense Spending House lawmakers are making the largest investment in American defense in the past 15 years, according to the House Appropriations Committee. The bill provides $654.6 billion in domestic and Global War on Terror/Overseas Contingency Operations funding, marking the largest year-to-year increase since the start of the War on Terror. 2) Infrastructure Spending The legislation includes some $21 billion for domestic infrastructure spending on transportation, water, cyber and energy projects. 3) School Safety Lawmakers are trying to answer the public calls for legislative fixes to...
  • John Calhoun’s California

    03/22/2018 9:15:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 3-22-2018 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    In his speech announcing a Justice Department lawsuit against the State of California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Golden State is treading the path of the confederacy. Condemning recent California laws enacted to impede federal immigration enforcement, Sessions said: “There is no nullification. There is no secession.” The state’s political leaders did not appreciate the comparison. Nevertheless, the attorney general has a point. California’s behavior today is reminiscent of the course charted by South Carolina in the nullification crisis of 1832, when John Calhoun previewed for the country the impulses and arguments that would later lead to secession...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 22,2018

    03/22/2018 8:58:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushTakesOnTheLibsDITTOS!
  • Two centuries of US immigration visualized

    03/22/2018 8:06:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/22/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    A must-see visual presentation showing how immigration to the United States has changed in volume and source over the last two centuries has been created by Max Galka, who describes himself as "fascinated by data" and maintains a website,, that presents visualizations of data. He writes that he teaches: ... data wrangling + data visualization at the University of Pennsylvania. And I write about data visualization as a Guardian and Huffington Post contributor. Previously, I worked for 10 years as a trader at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse[.] To see his visual summation of America's immigration, click here. Below...
  • Reddit drops the ban hammer on gun communities

    03/22/2018 6:51:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies ^ | 03/22/18 | Chris Eger
    The social news discussion platform ranked among the most visited websites in the world announced a content policy Wednesday that left many popular gun boards banned. The San Francisco-based site, which is structured around user-created boards termed “subreddits,” updated their community guidelines to bar the use of Reddit “to solicit or facilitate any transaction or gift” that involves a host of items ranging from firearms to drugs, sex work, and stolen goods. “Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this,” said...
  • Watch: Dad explodes on principal for letting kids, 12, hold anti-gun walkout (pawns)

    03/22/2018 6:32:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | unknown
    A California father is boiling mad, demanding to know who authorized 12-year-old children to walk out of their middle-school classes for an anti-gun protest last week. The father, identified as John Gunn, videotaped his confrontation with Anacapa Middle School Principal Barbara Boggio, with the Ventura Unified School District in Ventura, California. He posted the video on Facebook after young kids left class last Wednesday for the National School Walkout. Gunn said the school never told him that the students would be allowed to leave class. “I want to know who authorized these kids to go out and leave the class...
  • Should Democrats Embrace the Center or Abandon It?

    03/22/2018 5:15:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Over the next six months, Democratic voters will be asked again and again whether their party’s candidates should hew to the center or move to the left. How voters answer that question will help shape the strategic plans of the dozen or more Democrats jockeying to beat President Trump in 2020. The intraparty tension has been simmering for months. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, goaded party centrists last May when he declared abortion a Democratic litmus test: “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her...
  • Schwarzenegger: Rich Donors Should ‘Starve’ the GOP into Becoming Liberal

    03/22/2018 5:07:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2018
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that wealthy donors should “starve” the Republican Party of funds until it moves in the liberal ideological direction that he, and they, desire. The Fresno Bee reports: “The people that are funding the Republican Party should turn off their financial support, because that would starve the party, and I think they would then maybe come to their senses,” Schwarzenegger told a crowd at the launch event for his centrist Republican advocacy group New Way California. “You better go and lead and tell your people around you that we’ve got to change, because that’s...
  • YouTube Bans All Gun Demonstration Videos

    03/21/2018 7:05:56 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    YouTube is entering the gun control debate with a new ban on videos which demo firearms or link to websites selling firearms or firearm accessories. The move to ban firearm demos dovetails with the media platform’s desire to “prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms.” Ironically, guns built at home have not been part of the mass public attacks that have drawn national attention over the past months and years, but guns acquired at retail via background checks have been. Bloomberg reports that YouTube issued a statement in coordination with new prohibitions, saying, “We routinely make updates and...
  • Peter Schweizer Explains How China Purchased U.S. Congress as a Trade Strategy…

    03/21/2018 9:45:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    A timely book by Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires”, explains how Chinese companies purchased U.S. politicians to gain trade advantages. When you understand this process, you better understand why those same politicians today are against the Trump trade policy that is antithetical to their purchased interests. Reminder: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is warning President Trump not to take any trade action against China or he will unleash his purchased control agents within congress and financial media to destroy his presidency. Allow me to re-emphasize: All opposition to President Trump stems from the underlying financial and economic policy. All...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: I Can Barely Handle This CNN Interview, What Makes You Think I Can Handle Congress

    03/21/2018 9:38:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 3/21/2018 | Tom McKay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fresh off of not apologizing for the social media giant’s failure to prevent sketchy election data firm Cambridge Analytica from partnering with a similarly sketchy app to allegedly scrape 50 million users’ profile data, briefly emerged from his gilded panic room on Wednesday evening for an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall in which he largely repeated his PR department’s talking points. With all the charm of an awkward teenage robot in a wig, Zuckerberg finally clarified that he was “really sorry that this happened.” He reiterated that he believed the company made big mistakes, first by...