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  • Witches are offended by Trump calling Russia probe a ‘witch hunt’

    12/18/2018 8:39:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/18 | Ruth Brown
    It’s a real curse word. Witchcraft practitioners are fuming over President Trump’s repeated use of the phrase “witch hunt” to describe special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report. “To have him compare his situation to the worst period in our history is just infuriating,” witch Kitty Randall told the Daily Beast. “If Mueller’s investigation were truly a ‘witch hunt,’ then Donald Trump would be hanging naked from chains in a cold barn somewhere, being tortured into admitting his pact with Satan, before being burned at the stake … Instead...
  • Chick-fil-A on track to become No. 3 fast-food chain in US

    12/18/2018 8:15:41 AM PST · by Salman · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-17-2018 | Lisa Finkescher
    Chick-fil-A is on fire. The fast-growing chicken-sandwich franchise is poised to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the country next year by sales, replacing Subway, according to Kalinowski Equity Research. Chick-fil-A would leapfrog past Taco Bell, Burger King and Wendy’s, the No. 4, 5 and 6 chains respectively, according to the firm.
  • DC Circuit Won't Force IRS to Release Trump's Tax Returns

    12/18/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    law.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Nate Robson
    "Confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike," the D.C. Circuit said in a ruling Tuesday that upheld the dismissal of a suit seeking Trump's tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling dismissing an attempt to overcome IRS privacy rules to acquire President Donald Trump’s tax returns through a public-records lawsuit. The Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to use a Freedom of Information Act request to get the president’s tax returns, which he has withheld citing a pending Internal Revenue Service audit. Legal experts contend nothing prohibits the...
  • Special Counsel Releases Original ‘302’ of Michael Flynn Interview [FBI lied--not Flynn.]

    12/17/2018 11:56:32 PM PST · by familyop · 22 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    But the 302 (here) presents Flynn as eager to provide information to the FBI about his interactions with Kislyak. He told the FBI agents that he had called Russia and other countries to ask where they stood on the UN vote, "not any requests of, 'hey if you do this'." He also told the FBI agents he had not discussed the Obama administration’s impending actions against Russia and had not been informed of them at the time of his call with Kislyak because he was on vacation in the Dominican Republic without access to television news or a working government-issue...
  • France to introduce digital tax in new year

    12/17/2018 11:01:49 PM PST · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 December 2018
    France has said it will introduce its own tax on big technology firms from 1 January after EU-wide efforts stalled. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected it to bring in €500m (£450m) in 2019. France, along with Germany, had been pushing for the European Commission to agree measures by the end of this year. But it is opposed by countries including Ireland, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Finland. Earlier this year, the European Commission published proposals for a 3% tax on the revenues of large internet companies with global revenues above €750m (£675m) a year and taxable...
  • AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command

    12/17/2018 10:16:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KSLA-TV ^ | December 17, 2018 | Zeke Miller and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, creating a U.S. Space Command that will better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space, U.S. officials say. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said. Trump's order is separate from his oft-stated goal of creating a "Space Force" as an independent armed service branch, but it's considered a step in that direction. The move will launch a long and complicated process, requiring the Defense Department to pull...
  • Ethics Group Slams Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris for Brett Kavanaugh Fundraising

    12/17/2018 9:19:16 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2018 | Kyle Morris
    The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Both Harris and Warren used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court as an opportunity to fundraise, according to FACT. The two Democratic Senators sent out emails claiming that the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. Shortly thereafter, FACT filed an ethics complaint against both senators. Warren was caught off guard during a televised debate when her opponent mentioned that she was under...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces 'self-care' break before congressional session even starts

    12/17/2018 9:07:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 56 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12-17-18 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs a break. The Bronx-bred democratic socialist heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives announced Monday she’s taking some time off to take care of herself before she officially starts her new job — and she’s taking her supporters along for the ride.
  • huge! judge sullivan orders mueller to release original 302 report on flynn interrogation — on ev

    12/17/2018 8:45:20 PM PST · by bitt · 93 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/17/2018 | Jim Hoft
    This filing was recorded at 6:03 PM Eastern. Judge Emmet Sullivan is demanding Special Counsel Robert Mueller to release the original 302 report from the Michael Flynn interrogation in January 2017. The original 302 report is still missing! Mueller HAS NOT turned it over!
  • Why Is The FBI Muzzling The Only Person With Credibility Left in The Flynn Investigation: FBI SSA

    12/17/2018 8:31:53 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 12/17/2018 | sara a carter
    The highly redacted 302 documents revealed a startling fact, the 302 from the first interview with Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017 appears to be missing. There is a shroud of mystery regarding the actual facts that surround the first interview former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had with two FBI Special Agents at the White House. Pieces of the puzzle, however, have slowly come together over the past year. In the past week, those pieces of evidence, or lack thereof, have become even more pronounced after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office was ordered by Judge Emmet Sullivan to turn over...
  • Farm Bill deal reached without food stamp work requirement expansion

    12/12/2018 6:05:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The News Star ^ | 12/12/18 | Greg Hilburn
    The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp program. Congress has reached a compromise deal on a new Farm Bill to set agriculture policy for five years, but it won't expand work requirements for food stamps, which had been a priority of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and President Donald Trump. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base San Antonio, Texas ~ 18 DEC 2018

    12/17/2018 6:01:10 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base San Antonio, TexasJoint Base San Antonio (JBSA) is a United States military facility located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The wing's three Mission Support Groups perform the installation support mission at the three bases that form JBSA. The facility is a Joint Base of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base and Martindale Army Airfield,...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shared the Important Reason She's Taking a Week Off for Self-Care

    12/17/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Elle via Yahoo ^ | 12/17/18 | Madison Feller
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who's about to become the youngest Congresswoman ever this January, is taking some time for self-care. The Congresswoman-elect took to her Instagram stories on Monday to let her followers known she'd be starting a week of self-care, though she admitted she doesn't really know how to do that or what it entails. After describing some of the self-care tips she's heard in the past (drink wine and watch Netflix, go to Cancun), she showed a photo of Amnesty International's signs for burning out, writing, "Self-care is important for activists because without we WILL burn out and walk away."...
  • Having a second child does damage to parents’ mental health: study

    12/17/2018 3:27:57 PM PST · by Salman · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to raising kids, having more may not make you merrier. A new study from Australia found that having a second child worsens parents’ mental health. Researchers from the University of Melbourne combed through 16 years of data from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. They found both parents showed improvements in mental health after having their first child. But a second child doubles parents’ time pressure, adding further stress to their lives and negatively affecting their mental health. Bianca Rodriguez, a marriage and family therapist, says the study’s findings are consistent with her professional...
  • Will You Have to Pay the Netflix Tax?

    12/17/2018 8:12:57 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/2018 | Kristin Tate
    Chicago has won a legal battle allowing its wasteful “amusement tax” to be levied on everyday people. Residents who enjoy gaming will now have to pay a 9 percent tax for streaming services they buy through Playstation. They also have to pay this 9 percent tax on other streaming services for entertainment like Netflix, Spotify, and Hulu. The amusement tax is one of multiple examples of government using its ability to pick the pockets of the populace to select winners and losers in the market while paying its bills with money that citizens often do not realize they are spending....
  • Jogger Karina Vetrano's suspected killer complains about lewd Riker's Island inmates, guards

    12/17/2018 6:14:42 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 16, 2018 | Frank Miles | Fox News
    The suspect in the murder of Karina Vetrano, a woman who was sexually attacked and strangled while running near her family’s New York City home, has been triggered by what he described as lewd acts on behalf of prisoners and guards at Rikers Island, according to a report. “Captains are trying to tell inmates to beat me up,” Chanel Lewis, 22, told The New York Post about corrections supervisors. WARNING: DISTURBING DETAILS BELOWLewis added that correction officers were instructing inmates to call him a “f----t, the a-word and the p-word.”Lewis told the Post that the semen of his fellow inmates...
  • One of Mexico's most active volcanoes roars to life with two spectacular eruptions

    12/16/2018 9:55:06 PM PST · by Paul R. · 106 replies
    Global News (You Tube) ^ | 12/16/2018 | Global News
    Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano lit up the sky with a large flash from an eruption on Saturday night. The volcano spewed ash and smoke into the night sky. On Sunday morning eruption, a second eruption followed.
  • Anti-Trump dossier author was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election result

    12/16/2018 8:44:18 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | rowen scarborough
    British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election. He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in...
  • A NO-NONSENSE JUDGE LOOKS AT THE FLYNN PROSECUTION

    12/16/2018 8:21:00 PM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | 12/16/2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Emmet Sullivan has always been a no-nonsense judge. He was no-nonsense in the late 1980s when, in his capacity as a D.C. Superior Court judge, he presided over a case I was handling. He didn’t preside long. Instead, he tossed the case on our motion for summary judgment. His opinion was brief, to the point, and affirmed unanimously by the D.C. court of appeals. Judge Sullivan was no-nonsense in his treatment of the prosecutors in the case of Sen. Ted Stevens. He took the extraordinary step of dismissing the ethics conviction of Stevens and naming a special prosecutor to investigate...
  • California utilities panel cancels planned 'text tax' ... FCC rules that texting is...

    12/16/2018 7:30:56 PM PST · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2018 | MAXINE SHEN
    Following a new FCC ruling, the California Public Utilities Commission has ditched its planned 2019 vote on taxing text messaging. The CPUC revealed on Twitter Friday that it has decided not to go forward with a scheduled January 2019 vote to levy a 'text tax' following the FCC's ruling that text messages were an 'information service' — as opposed to a telecommunications service — meaning that texts aren't eligible for taxation under California state law. The commission's controversial 'text tax' plans involved a per-text surcharge which would help fund programs that provide cell phone services for low-income and disabled people,...