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  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan 

    10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories. Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s...
  • Here are the 12 constitutional amendments on Florida’s 2018 ballot and what they do

    10/12/2018 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | June 14, 2018 01:56 PM Updated October 09, 2018 10:19 AM | By Elizabeth Koh
    TALLAHASSEE When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S. Senate. Among the choices they must make will also be one of the longest lists of proposed constitutional changes in decades, from betting on dog racing to implementing a ban on public officials lobbying for six years after they leave office. The 12 constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot are the most since 1998, when the state’s Constitution Revision Commission — which meets once every 20 years — put nine...
  • Ending the Nominations Blockade

    10/11/2018 8:59:54 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/18 | The Wall Street Journal - The Editors
    Anyone seeking a mid-career sabbatical should seek a presidential nomination to a position that requires Senate confirmation. GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is teeing up more votes this week, and the GOP needs to move fast because the glacial pace of staffing the government will slow to near-zero if Democrats retake the Senate. Mr. McConnell has filed cloture on three nominees, including two assistant attorneys general who have been in a rubber room for more than a year. President Trump nominated Jeffrey Bossert Clark to run the environment and natural resources division in June 2017. Ditto for Eric Dreiband for...
  • Quotes for the Day - PJ O'Rourke Edition

    10/11/2018 6:16:14 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    BrainyQuote ^ | 10/11/2018 | EQAndyBuzz
    I was thinking of starting a ping list for a weekly Quote thread regarding the government and other topics. Please let me know if this will be useful for this forum and please add your own quotes.
  • Meanwhile…The Republicans Grew Government ... Again

    10/08/2018 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2018 | Taylor Millard
    While everyone’s eyes were on now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings and votes the Republicans grew government. Again.President Donald Trump signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 – a law which regulates everything from airline seat sizes to whether people can make cell phone calls on flights (something Jazz wrote in favor of earlier today). The bill also defined exactly what a Lactation Area is (they can’t be in restrooms) and includes money for studies looking at the design specifics of aircraft oxygen and on allergic reactions on board airlines. There’s also a study on what...
  • Gov’t Watchdog Group Exposes $3.1 Trillion in Potential Federal Budget Savings

    10/06/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    WJ ^ | 2018-10-04 21:00 | Andrew Burger
    The U.S. government spends a lot of money it doesn’t need to, according to Citizens Against Government Waste, and it’s occurring at a time when the federal debt continues to rise even as the economy expands and tax revenues increase.
  • Apple CEO: Government needs to step in and regulate privacy

    10/03/2018 7:14:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mike Ciandella
    While insisting that he is “not a pro-regulation kind of person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the free market has failed to provide adequate protections for privacy, and he believes it is time for the government to step in. Here’s what you need to know During an interview on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which aired on Tuesday, Cook said: I’m not a pro-regulation kind of person. I believe in the free market deeply. … But I think you have to recognize when the free market doesn’t produce the result that’s great for society. You have to ask yourself: What...
  • Aadhaar: India top court upholds world's largest biometric scheme

    09/26/2018 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/26/18
    India's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's controversial biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate the right to privacy. However the court limited the scope of the Aadhaar scheme, saying it could not be compulsory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions. The world's largest biometric ID database covers welfare and tax payments and access to social services. More than a billion Indians have already been enrolled. Many don't have other forms of identification - only 65 million own a passport and 200 million have a driving licence. Those who enrolled in Aadhaar received a unique...
  • President Donald Trump’s Reset-Restore Master Plan To Reclaim Control of The Government

    09/20/2018 10:48:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/18 | Fredy Lowe
    We can all agree that government is an extremely complicated process, and few of us have an understanding or know the true timing of President Trump’s reset-restore master plan to reclaim control of our government; but, know that he/they have been working The Plan even before he accepted their offer to run for president. Please trust The Plan. Although we need to somewhat blindly accept these facts, we can still see a pattern of statements, dates, or dots-connected to give us an-educated-guess as to what might be going on and when. With that in mind, let the educated guessing begin!
  • Equal Justice: The Legend of Herkenbald

    09/18/2018 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    The Knight Shift ^ | September 17, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Law, we are told even in fifth grade, is something that applies to all without respect to wealth or status. And then a few years later the same notion gets drilled into our mushy skulls during civics class as high school freshmen. It's a noble ideal, and we like to think that the world follows America's example as a model of how under the rule of law, there are none deemed greater than others. Rich or poor, celebrity or obscure, politically affluent or peanut gallery... it doesn't matter. Here we are all equally accounted and equally accountable. And it is...
  • We are unmasking the Deep State. Here’s why

    09/14/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    project veritas ^ | 9/14/2018 | James O'Keefe
    ....."When we release our series of stories, we’ll give you the names and show the faces of those who choose to “resist” while being sustained by patriotic taxpayers. When the subject of our next video, an employee in the Executive Branch, says, “Resist everything. Every level. F*** s*** up;” you’ll be able to see his name and his face. You’ll also see his title, direct employer, the movement of his lips, the cadence in his voice, his demeanor, his arrogance, his lack of introspection, and ultimately, him bragging about how nobody will ever hold his comrades nor him accountable."
  • Source: ‘Mike Bloomberg Running for President in 2020’

    09/14/2018 12:00:35 PM PDT · by PFW · 27 replies
    A source of CBS News told the network that Bloomberg is contemplating the move partially due to regrets he didn’t run in 2016, as he believes he could have prevented President Donald Trump’s victory. The 76-year-old would be the oldest person to run. He is a political independent but endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, calling Trump a “risky, reckless and radical choice.” “Mike Bloomberg told me he is going to run in 2020,” one source is quoted by the Times of London. “He has the money to see it through while other candidates knock themselves out.”
  • The Sun of a Beach Mouse

    09/11/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 7 replies
    Sept 11, 2018 | Street Lawyer
    The Sun of a Beach Mouse If you own a house on the beach on Perdido Key you just got screwed to the wall by Escambia County in sunny Florida, sometimes referred to as LA (Lower Alabama). It’s a shame how the liberals have begun to pollute a once conservative enclave in Sunny Florida. Escambia County is proposing a non-ad valorem (NAV) levy on the rich residents of Perdido Key for the protection of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse. It’s basically a soak the rich levy and it’s illegal. They could use tax revenue but in Florida local governments have...
  • Obama stumps for the Dems to avoid prosecution

    09/07/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by simka · 36 replies
    vanity
    Obama knows the FBI investigations will eventually involve him. If the Dems win the investigations will be shoved under the carpet.
  • Why Civility In Politics Won't Be Getting Better

    09/04/2018 1:32:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    Politicians at Senator McCain’s funeral were bemoaning the loss of civility in politics, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this week for the Supreme Court surely promises to prove that. There definitely has been a decline in political civility in recent years. Some say it started with Robert Bork’s 1987 Supreme Court confirmation battle. Whenever it started, we seem to have a hit an all-time low. Just last June, Representative Steve Scalise was gravely wounded and other Congressmen were shot at. There was a time when people involved in politics like Sarah Sanders could at least expect to go to dinner...
  • What Comes After Trump's Federal Pay Freeze: Why Not Equal Pay For Equal Work?

    09/03/2018 2:02:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/02/2018
    After President Trump announced he wants to revoke federal workers' automatic 2.1% pay raise this year, the response was predictable. Democrats and government unions squealed. The only really surprising thing is that Trump didn't do it sooner. "In light of our nation's fiscal situation, Federal employee pay must be performance-based, and aligned strategically toward recruiting, retaining and rewarding high-performing Federal employees and those with critical skill sets," Trump wrote in a letter to Congress. The move brought a near-instantaneous response. "Cutting federal pay is not the way to run the best government possible or to recruit and retain the most...
  • Mom Investigated Because Her Daughter Was Walking Her Dog

    08/25/2018 10:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2018 | By KATHERINE TIMPF
    A woman from Wilmette, Ill., found herself under investigation because her eight-year-old daughter was spotted walking her dog around the block by herself. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the police showed up at Corey Widen’s door after an anonymous caller contacted them to report that the girl had been walking alone. Although no charges were filed, Widen was investigated by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over concerns that the walk meant that her daughter might be being neglected. “For something like this to happen to me, there’s something really wrong,” Widen said. “The funny...
  • Don’t Get Lost in the Minutiae of the Leftist Coup

    08/23/2018 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I try to remain focused on the big picture, as opposed to getting caught up in all the daily minutiae. Now, it’s hard not to get caught up in it, but getting caught up in the daily minutiae almost requires a posture of defensiveness because the daily minutiae, when I say minutiae, I just mean there’s so much of it. It’s not irrelevant or unimportant. The ongoing effort to drive Donald Trump out of office intensifies each and every day, and that’s what I’m talking about. And there are so many different spokes in that wheel. And they are...
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • The Billion Dollar Homeless Scam

    08/16/2018 9:31:13 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 16, 201 | Daniel Greenfield
    The more we spend, the worse it gets. New York City will be spending $2.06 billion on its Department of Homeless Services. There are 61,421 homeless people in the city which is spending $33,539 per homeless person. That’s only a little short of the starting salary of an FDNY firefighter at $39,000. More money will be spent on the homeless than on the firefighters who save New Yorkers from burning buildings. The FDNY will have to make do with $2.04 billion, and the health department with $1.6 billion. That’s impressive for DHS, a department that was only created in 1993...