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  • Pro-Life Lawmaker Suspended By His Political Party for Voting Against Abortion

    11/01/2018 9:48:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 11/1/18 | Michaiah Bilger
    An Irish lawmaker was punished Thursday for voting to protect unborn babies from abortion. Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín voted against his party last week on a motion to move a pro-abortion bill forward for debate. His party, Sinn Féin, required its members to vote pro-abortion instead of their conscience on the legislation. For supporting the unborn rather than his party, Tóibín has been suspended for six months, The Irish Times reports. Sinn Féin Whip in the Dáil Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD criticized Tóibín on Thursday when he announced the suspension and called his vote “a serious breach of the...
  • IRA contribution limit lifted for the first time in six years

    11/01/2018 9:34:03 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/1/2018 | Steve Goldstein
    The limit on annual contributions to an IRA has increased to $6,000 from $5,500 for the 2019 tax year, while the limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $18,500 to $19,000.
  • President of Ireland calls for ‘culture of peace’ on anniversary of Omagh bomb

    08/16/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | 2018-08-15
    The President of Ireland has led calls for a “culture of peace” as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence. A splinter dissident republican group opposed to the peace process, the Real IRA, was blamed for the carnage after inaccurate warnings meant police evacuated shoppers towards the bomb site. Twenty years later, nobody has been...
  • What Is The Most I Can Receive From My Social Security Retirement Benefits?

    08/02/2018 2:29:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.forbes.com ^ | Apr 18, 2018, 06:38am | David Rae
    The maximum monthly Social Security benefit for a person retiring in 2018, at their full retirement age, is $2,788 per month , or $33,456 per year. To achieve this benefit, you must have had the maximum taxable earning for a whopping 35 years. It is for this reason, that most people’s benefits will be far less. Forget this number if you plan to retire ahead of your full retirement age. Do you think you could live off $2,788 per month? Before you think about that, it’s important to note that the average check for 2018 is just $1,404 per month....
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Social Security Benefits in Your 60s

    08/02/2018 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Aug 2, 2018 at 7:21AM | Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong)
    It's not too late to increase your take-home from America's most important social program. There's a really good chance you'll be reliant on Social Security when you retire. According to data from the Social Security Administration, 62% of today's aged beneficiaries lean on the program to provide at least half of their monthly income. Of these folks, 34% rely on Social Security for virtually all of their income (90% to 100%). As for future retirees, national pollster Gallup found a strong expected reliance in an April 2018 survey. When polling nonretirees, Gallup observed that 30% expect Social Security to be...
  • Should You Take Social Security at 62, 66, or 70?

    08/02/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 164 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | updated on January 11, 2018, and originally published on March 25, 2017 | Todd Campbell (TMFEBCapital)
    Social Security benefits can be claimed at any point after a recipient turns age 62, and most Americans take their Social Security as soon as they can. Claiming benefits early can be smart, but it can pay off to wait. If you're deciding when to start receiving Social Security, here's what to consider. Estimate your expenses Retirement usually means a big drop in income, and if you don't have a solid grasp on what your spending is going to look like in retirement, then you won't be able to make the best decision on when to claim. Depending on who...
  • Shadowy Facebook account led to real-life Trump protests

    08/01/2018 6:56:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | Ali Breland
    At least three of the events co-organized on Facebook by a group the company now thinks was part of a coordinated disinformation network appear to have been held, and to have been attended by hundreds of people. The events, in New York City and Springfield, Mo., were all co-hosted on Facebook by a group called the Resisters. All three events were critical of President Trump. Archived versions of the event pages showed that 674 people responded on Facebook to say that they would attend the “We Stand with DREAMers! Support DACA!” event in New York on Sept. 9 last year....
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...
  • US Congress finally emits all 3,000 Russian 'troll' Facebook ads. Let's take a look at some

    05/12/2018 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 May 2018 | Andrew Orlowski
    US Congress has released more than 3,000 Facebook ads purchased and created by the Internet Research Agency, a pro-Kremlin so-called troll factory... You may have expected hundreds or thousands of posts condemning Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and promoting Donald Trump, but that is not the case. Many of the ads were not directly politically related, and instead highlighted black and LGBT civil rights issues. They repeated the Black Lives Matters mantra, demanded stronger borders, and called for protests against homophobia and police brutality. Rather than outright back a particular candidate, instead many of the paid-for Facebook posts sought to...
  • Gerry Adams says violence and armed actions "can be justified to reach political aims"

    04/09/2018 9:46:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 08, 2018 09:56 PM | Freya Drohan
    Gerry Adams has stated that he still believes violence and the use of “armed actions” can still be justified to reach political aims — in certain circumstances. The former Sinn Féin president gave an interview to Hamburg-based newspaper Der Spiegel (The Mirror) reflecting on The Troubles, strife in Northern Ireland, and his stance on an array of issues including the use of violence. In the interview, which was conducted in the run up to the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement — April 10th — Adams vehemently denied every shooting anyone during The Troubles or being a member of...
  • Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

    03/18/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign. Facebook accused the firm on Friday of not deleting data it had improperly harvested from Facebook users, which number in the tens of millions, but Snowden pinned the blame squarely on Facebook and lumped in other social media companies for being just as reckless. "Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding...
  • Whistle-Blowing Russian 'Troll' Gets Her Day In Court

    02/19/2018 3:55:46 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 13 replies
    RadioFreeEurope ^ | June 01, 2015 | Viktor Rezunkov
    Exactly who is International Research Agency? A young woman who says she was hired by a Russian company to dissemble and to promote certain political views online has come out of the shadows to shine a light on her purported former employer and the practice, known as "trolling."
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • Twitter update on the 2016 Election

    01/20/2018 5:26:06 PM PST · by LUV W · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 19, 2018 | Twitter Publicpolicy
    Imagine that you got an threatening sounding email from Twitter with this link attached: “When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees and the public on findings from our ongoing review into events surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. Twitter is committed to providing a platform that fosters healthy civic discourse and democratic debate. We have been cooperating with congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. We have committed to be as transparent as possible about sharing what we have learned through our retroactive investigation into...
  • IRA and Sinn Féin newspaper An Phoblacht to close after 47 years

    12/12/2017 8:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Irish Central ^ | December 10, 2017 07:49 AM | Paddy Clancy
    An Phoblacht, the monthly newspaper of the IRA and Sinn Féin and a dedicated supporter of Gerry Adams, has ceased publication after 47 years. From next March, Sinn Féin will rely on online platforms, and there will be occasional magazines with the An Phoblacht name. The decision was announced this week in the final printed edition, with the words:“Just as Sinn Féin is in a process of renewal and regeneration, so is An Phoblacht. The print and newspaper environment is changing in a fast-developing world of social media. Our newsprint edition is now only a fraction of our online readership...
  • REGULAR IRA $$ TO ROTH: Good Idea?

    12/03/2017 5:28:23 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 46 replies
    The folks at Fidelity advocate it but author Ric Edelman doesn't. Pay taxes now for none later-especially with the good economic news. As much as possible at 39% tax rate now or a measured amount yearly at a lower(12%?)rate? Trumps lower rate goes up to $90k which means we can all transfer $30-60k yearly. Tough call my friends. Talk to me.
  • Facebook, Twitter Admit Russian Groups Attempted to Undermine Trump Presidency After Election

    11/02/2017 10:09:19 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Lawyers representing Facebook and Twitter revealed that Russian groups on their social networks tried to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency after the election. Politico reports that lawyers from Facebook and Twitter told a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday that Russian-linked agents on their social networks following election day in November 2016 attempted to undermine President Trump’s victory. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch outlined to the Senate Judiciary panel how a Russian trolling group known as the Internet Research Agency generated content after November 8th focusing on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.”
  • New Research Confirms: No Crisis for Today's Retirees

    08/02/2017 10:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/02/2017 | Andrew Biggs
    There’s nothing so classy as a policy wonk reveling in vindication. And I’m nothing if not classy. But there’s a bigger purpose to be served. What I – and more importantly, my co-author Syl Scheiber – were vindicated about is a 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that perceptions of a “retirement crisis” are in part driven by bad data. Specifically, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) is very poor at measuring the incomes that Americans derive from private retirement plans, including IRAs, 401(k)s and lump sum distributions from traditional pensions. As a result, retirees look poorer and more...
  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 68 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 7/21/2017 | Joe Davidson
    House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days — one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for “no cause at all.” The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees. (snip) Republicans call their plan “Building a Better America.” But the Americans now working to build a better country through their federal jobs would be called on to sacrifice again, as they have repeatedly over the years....
  • Republic of Ireland: US prosecutors seek access to IRA tapes

    05/13/2011 9:59:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/13/2011 | Toby Harnden
    Secret tapes of former IRA members that could implicate Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president, in dozens of murders in the 1970s have been demanded by American prosecutors acting on behalf of the British authorities. A subpoena has been received by Boston College for the tapes of interviews with Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, both one-time senior IRA figures, carried out by researchers for an oral history project. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams Hughes, a convicted IRA man who was once arrested with Mr Adams, died in 2008. A book “Voices from the Grave” by Ed Moloney, based on the...