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  • Petition: Move Melania Trump to White House, or she can foot security bill

    03/28/2017 12:39:59 PM PDT · by EinNYC
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 28, 2017 | KATHRYN WATSON
    More than 108,000 people have signed a petition urging First Lady Melania Trump to move to the White House or pay for security costs at Trump Tower herself. The petition was started after a senior White House aide indicated the president’s wife and son, Barron, will remain in New York until the school year ends. It’ll be delivered to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if at least 150,000 people sign. “The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City,” the petition...
  • Schumer headed for epic clash with McConnell

    03/28/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | March 28, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    At their first sit-down as party leaders in December, Chuck Schumer pledged to tell Mitch McConnell exactly what’s on his mind going forward — no subterfuge or backbiting. "You and Harry didn't get along,” Schumer recalled saying, referring to his predecessor, Harry Reid. “Each of you thought the other was a liar. But I've learned in life if people think people are liars, sometimes they misconceive things when they don’t know the whole story.” Schumer went on: “Mitch, I’m from Brooklyn. I will tell you what I think. Sometimes you’ll like it, sometimes you won’t. But I’m not going to...
  • DISGUSTING! Immigrant Child Rapist DISAPPEARS After Posting Bail

    03/28/2017 12:37:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    Liberals continue to allow child rapists and violent criminals run free. A twenty-year-old immigrant from Guatemala who was accused of raping a minor has disappeared after posting bail. The man’s name is Gabino Vargas-Perez. He allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl who he dated briefly after stalking her for months at her high school. Vargas-Perez posted a $5,000 bond and then disappeared immediately. (Shocker) KETV News reports: Prosecutors said Vargas-Perez, 20, is a legal U.S. resident, but his parents are in Guatemala. The victim’s family says the damage has been done, and now they fear justice will never be served. “I’m...
  • Missing teen, ex-teacher may be in Mexico: Officials

    03/28/2017 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    abcnews ^ | march 28, 2017 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    This morning, Brent Cooper, district attorney for Maury County, Tennessee, asked members of the public to share the Amber Alert with friends and family in Mexico and Central America, adding that Mexican law enforcement was notified of the Amber Alert and "it's possible that's where they are." Cooper said Cummins "planned this in such a way that he had a 24-hour head start ... easily enough time for him to make it to Mexico."
  • Dubai to Have Tower Dangling in the Air?

    03/28/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    An artist's impression of how the proposed asteroid-suspended Analemma Tower would look. The building will be suspended from an asteroid orbiting 50,000kms from the earth A New York-based firm is proposing that Dubai be the site of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world. The speculative Analemma Tower - which is being proposed by the Clouds Architecture Office - is designed to be suspended downward on an asteroid orbiting 50,000km from earth. It would orbit in a figure-eight pattern across the northern and southern hemispheres in a 24-hour cycle each day. A design close-up of the asteroid from...
  • House Democrat Dismisses Muslim Woman’s Charge Against Muslim Staffer, Citing Islamophobia

    03/28/2017 12:35:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 1 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Luke Rosiak
    Devout Muslims who called the police on their own relatives — who work as Democratic House IT staffers — are disgusted by Rep. Gregory Meeks being “hesitant to believe” the charges against them, with Meeks saying the allegations may have stemmed from Islamophobia. The New York Democrat’s IT staffer Hina Alvi and her husband, Imran Awan, have been banned from Congress by Capitol Police, suspecting them of criminal violations of network security in relation to congressional data. Imran’s brothers Abid and Jamal were also on the House payroll as IT workers and have been banned. But “I have seen no...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

    03/28/2017 12:33:46 PM PDT · by Innovative
    NY Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    President Trump signed on Tuesday a much-anticipated executive order intended to roll back most of President Barack Obama’s climate-change legacy, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy independence and to restore thousands of lost coal industry jobs. Flanked by coal miners at a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Trump signed a short document titled the “Energy Independence” executive order, directing the agency to start the legal process of withdrawing and rewriting the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s policies to fight global warming. The order also takes aim at a suite of narrower but...
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Becomes India's Youngest Father

    03/28/2017 12:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 27, 2017
    A 12-year-old boy has perhaps become the youngest father in India. The boy, hailing from Kerala, is the father of a baby girl. The mother of the baby is a 16-year-old. According to The Hindu, the boy has been booked for impregnating the teenage girl under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The baby girl was reportedly born in Ernakulam. The paternity has been confirmed by DNA tests. Dr. P.K. Jabbar, Professor and Head of the Endocrinology Department of the Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram was quoted saying by The Hindu that the boy could have a medical condition...
  • 5 Christian Clichés that Need to Die

    03/28/2017 12:29:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/28/2017 | Matt Smethurst
    “Books don’t change people,” John Piper observes. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.” A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrinkwrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles Spurgeon and C. S. Lewis are dominating a newsfeed near you. Even God likes pithy statements—at least enough to breathe out a whole book of them. But one-liners aren’t always helpful. Sometimes, in our desire to simplify truth, we can trivialize and even obscure it. And to obscure the truth is to tell a lie. Here are five popular Christian clichés that are not biblical, and therefore need a memorial service....
  • Government watchdog to probe Trump Mar-a-Lago trips over concerns about security, profits

    03/28/2017 12:28:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 3/27/17 | reuters
    A U.S. government watchdog has agreed to review how classified information is kept secure at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the agency said on Monday, after Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about the issue last month. The Government Accountability Office's review will examine whether Secret Service agents subject Mar-a-Lago guests to any security screening, and evaluate the expenses incurred by government employees who travel with Trump to Mar-a-Lago, according to a letter the agency sent the lawmakers on Friday.
  • Pope To Canonize Jacinta and Francisco. But What about Sister Lucia? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Vatican has announced that the Fatima seers Jacinta and Francisco, already beatified by John Paul II, will be canonized by Pope Bergoglio, following the recent approval of a second miracle attributed to their intercession. The ceremony will probably take place in May, during the Pope’s pilgrimage to Fatima. Good news indeed. And long overdue. But there is something else that is long overdue respecting the Fatima event: the canonization of Sister Lucia. She is clearly the primary visionary who was accorded a long life on this earth for the purpose of recording and making known what the Blessed Virgin...
  • The Feds Are Being Investigated

    03/28/2017 12:24:47 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Robb
    In a move that Democrats in the committee fought very hard to resist, a house panel has approved a legislation that will allow a government watchdog audit the federal reserve's spending. Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.
  • The UN’s Palestinian-Women Shakedown Racket

    03/28/2017 12:17:53 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    AIM ^ | March 28, 2017 | Claudia Rosett
    Another day, another anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations — this one dressed up in the faux trappings of an assist to Palestinian women. What this resolution really amounts to is one more reason for America to stop funding the UN. Lest that sound overwrought, let’s peer into the UN boudoir whence came this resolution, which passed by a wide margin last week under the anodyne and oh-so-UN title: “Situation of and Assistance to Palestinian Women.” Sounds reasonable, perhaps?
  • Chappelle Crashes Chris Rock Show w/30 Min Rant, Says Donald Trump ‘Gonna Save America by Accident’

    03/28/2017 12:15:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 mar 2017 ast | Jerome Hudson
    Chris Rock’s return to stand-up in New Orleans after a nine-year hiatus was crashed by none other than fellow comedian Dave Chappelle. According to the Times-Picayune, a cigarette-smoking Chappelle took the stage at the Saenger Theatre and treated the audience to 30 minutes of unscheduled material. “Tonight, you are all part of a social experiment. Stranger things have happened in New Orleans,” he said. Chappelle reportedly riffed on Rock’s rough divorce, Bill Cosby, and controversy over LGBTQ jokes he had made during his newly-released Netflix special. Rock, the night’s headliner, later joined his longtime friend onstage and the pair spent...
  • Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

    03/28/2017 12:14:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump's funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump's supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund government for the rest of 2017. Adding a supplemental spending bill requested by Trump to pay for military activities and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would complicate the talks and should be dealt with at...
  • Islamic State stones to death a youth accused of homosexuality in Mosul

    03/28/2017 12:12:51 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies ^ | 03/28/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Extremist? No. The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity: “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’…And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7:80-84) Muhammad specifies the punishment for this in a hadith: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever you find doing the action of...
  • Angry Kentucky fans flood referee's business with poor Facebook reviews following UNC loss

    03/28/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Michael Wayne Bratton
    Well, this is one way to get over a tough loss in the NCAA tournament. Angry Kentucky fans seeking vengeance have found it in the form of attacking a roofing company from Nebraska named John Higgins Weatherguard, Inc. Why would Big Blue Nation find solace in this? It’s owned by the referee from the Wildcats loss to North Carolina. Of course, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari seemed to take issue with the officiating from last weekend’s game, as noted by several people from his post game press conference.
  • Media Cries ‘Islamophobia’ as Hindu-Right Gains Ground in India

    03/28/2017 12:06:46 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies ^ | 03/28/2017 | Vijeta Uniyal
    President Trump calls Indian PM Modi to congratulate him on the latest electoral victory. Video at link (1:52) Mainstream media is reeling following the victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-Right BJP party in nationwide state elections, with leading liberal newspapers and news outlets raising the cry of ‘Islamophobia’ in India. The UK’s left-wing newspaper The Guardian called the Hindu-Right electoral gains in the biggest Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), which has a population of 220 million, “a victory for anti-Muslim bigotry”. Aiming its criticism of the man elected to run the state — a 44 year-old Hindu Monk...
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...
  • Iraqi Refugees in Virginia Charged with Immigration Fraud

    03/28/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 1 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Emily Leayman
    According to an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Majid Al Mashhadani, brother of Yousif Al Mashhandani and Hasan, admitted in 2005 to kidnapping and holding a U.S. citizen and others hostage for months. The three defendants are permanent residents living in the U.S. since 2008. When they applied to become naturalized citizens, none disclosed their relationship with Majid Al Mashhadani. They eventually told the FBI that they left out that relationship in the application to not jeopardize their admittance as refugees.
  • Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel

    03/28/2017 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Boomer · 11 replies
    FN Insider ^ | 3.27.17 | Hannity
    Full title: Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel, Who Called Him 'Bad For America'. Sean Hannity responded to CBS News veteran journalist Ted Koppel who called the "Hannity" host "bad for America" in a Sunday news piece. Asked by Koppel about the media's role in political divisions, Hannity said the American people are smart enough to distinguish between hard news and opinion programs.
  • Trump and Russia

    Trump and Russia by Yours Truly Google Terms: Crowdstrike and Google, John Brenner Hacked by Teenager, Jeh Johnson hacked by teenager, Natanz, Stuxnet, Attribution and Vault 7
  • Islam is fastest growing religion, Pew study says

    03/28/2017 11:57:18 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 03/20/2017 | John Burger
    Christianity is the largest religion in the world today, but if trends persist, Islam will overtake it by the end of the 21st century. So predicts the Pew Research Center, which identified two factors in Islam’s current status as the world’s fastest growing faith: Muslim women are having more children, on average, than women of other religions, and adherents to Islam, on average, are younger than devotees of other religious groups. Around the world, each Muslim woman has an average of 3.1 children, compared with 2.3 for all other groups combined,” said the report, “Muslims and Islam: Key findings in...
  • New York City Retail Vacancies Soar Prompting Massive Rent Concessions

    03/28/2017 11:56:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2017
    It used to be that taking a 10-minute walk around SoHo meant passing by at least a dozen upstart, trendy fashion retailers eager to sell you a $500 hoodie or $1,000 pair of sneakers.  But these days you're much more likely to see a whole bunch of this: As Bloomberg points out this morning, in the wake of Manhattan's retail drought, commercial landlords, who have seen retail occupancy levels plummet over the past 12 months, are doing everything possible to avoid big price cuts.  Instead, like residential landlords, commercial real estate owners are providing massive rent concessions through things like...
  • Sources: Natalie Wood 'Cold Case' Probe Could Spark Grand Jury, Nightmare for Robert Wagner

    03/28/2017 11:46:13 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 28 2017 7:21 am | staff report
    New evidence emerges...investigation could finally solve the death mystery Said to be a 'strong case file' compiled with the help of Cold Case Investigative Research Insititute Marks on Wood's body could prove she was choked unconscious and rolled off yacht wrapped in a heavy coat so that she would drown.CCIRI believes Wagner put the coat on Natalie to make it appear she left the yacht.
  • Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

    03/28/2017 11:46:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/27/17 | Emma Brown
    President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy. Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.” Leaders of the Republican majority claimed that...
  • FLASHBACK: Coverage Of Prostitution/Child Sex Abuse In Clinton State Dept.

    03/28/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 12, 2013 | Telegraph
    Among the allegations are claims that Howard Gutman, the US ambassador to Belgium, solicited sex from prostitutes and children in a public park. The claims of a cover-up were rejected by senior State Department officials, however they raise the prospect of further tainting the record of Hillary Clinton at the State Department, which is already under scrutiny for her handling of the Benghazi consulate attacks in September last year. A memo from the Department's inspector general, which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, said an investigator found evidence Mr Gutman "routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to...
  • McCain: Nunes has 'a lot of explaining to do'

    03/28/2017 11:42:16 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) needs to explain his visit to White House grounds one day before briefing President Trump on surveillance affecting his transition team. "I think there needs to be a lot of explaining to do,” McCain told “CBS This Morning.” “I’ve been around for quite a while and I’ve never heard of such thing.”
  • The G-Man Takes On Donald Trump

    03/28/2017 11:41:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Copyright ©2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | March 27, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET | By WILLIAM MCGURN
    Critics now claim Chairman Nunes is too compromised by association with Mr. Trump to oversee an honest inquiry. But what of Mr. Comey? Many Democrats believe he cost Mrs. Clinton the election. Is it not at least possible he might see taking on Mr. Trump as an opportunity to redeem himself? It augurs ill when we forget political legitimacy is ultimately decided at the ballot box and look to the unelected for a political shortcut—whether this be a special prosecutor, an independent commission or an FBI director. So let Mr. Comey investigate. But it should not stop the intelligence committees...
  • The Servant; The Embodiment of Israel...servant songs pt 7

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • How Much Money Do Sanctuary Cities Stand to Lose for Harboring Illegals?

    03/28/2017 11:33:15 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 24 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities that are harboring illegal aliens.  He said that the central government would withhold funding from the cities if they failed to comply with immigration agencies in the enforcement of immigration law.  So, just how much money do sanctuary cities stand to lose by failing to comply with the law?  It's a lot, nearly $27 billion! Keep in mind that President Donald Trump issued an executive order on January 25, 2017 to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities who would not comply with immigration law.  We have a pretty...
  • Man charged in stabbing death of visiting artist in DC

    03/28/2017 11:31:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/28/17 | ap
    WASHINGTON — Authorities say they’ve charged a man with murder in the death of a North Carolina artist temporarily living in Washington while helping with an exhibit at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Police in Washington said in a statement Tuesday that they’ve charged 28-year-old El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure of no fixed address with first-degree murder while armed and theft in the death of 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, North Carolina.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tony Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran

    03/28/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long — from 2010 to last year — the Department of Justice (DOJ) imposed a record $1.19 billion fine on the ZTE Telecommunications company, making it the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. sanctions case. {..snip..}
  • Hold on tight to that nice Fish you just caught

    03/28/2017 11:29:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/28/2017 | C Raleigh
    Or you'll end up like this guy. Getting a good photo of the big lunker you just caught has never been easier than it is in today's age of cell phones and small digital cameras. Now you just have to remember that the big fish you just pulled out of the water wants back in real bad. Here's how you get a wet photo of your fishing buddy: To the guy taking the video and laughing his head off: enjoy it now because your time is coming. After that, raise your hand if you or your fishing partner have lost...
  • Democratic Vote Fraud Efforts Advance on Multiple Fronts [semi-satire]

    03/28/2017 11:29:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that it is illegal for non-citizens to vote in American elections, Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb is quite proud of her Party’s initiative in including voter registration forms in the “Welcome to Nebraska” packages handed out to newly arrived immigrants. “Rather than sit back and submit to the racist and xenophobic restrictions enacted by white men, I am pleased to say that the Democratic Party is reaching out to ensure that the human right to vote of these new Americans will be realized in our state,” Kleeb bragged. Kleeb acknowledged that “technically, registering non-citizens to vote...
  • Spicer: If Trump Uses Russian Salad Dressing, ‘Somehow That’s a Russian Connection’

    At a press briefing on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted the media is so obsessed with trying to find evidence of collusion between the administration and Russia, that if Trump were to put Russian salad dressing on his dinner, it would become a “Russian connection.” “With all of these investigations, questions of what is ‘is,’ how does this administration try to revamp its image? Two and a half months in, we’ve got this Yates story today, you’ve got other things going on, you’ve got Russia, you’ve got, you’ve got wiretapping...” the reporter began to ask. “No, we...
  • gold/silver investment/hedge thread #2

    03/28/2017 11:28:25 AM PDT · by SteveH · 11 replies
    steveh | 3/28/2017 | steveh
    thread #1 here recapping from post 57 begin recap buying bulk contemporary usa silver dollars? plus bulk usa gold coin questions 3/27/2017, 10:20:27 PM · 57 of 59 SteveH to All I got some coins today, 3/27/2017 how did i do? gold (s. african krugerrands) spot $1254.80 1 oz. = $1286.12 $1286.12 @ 3 = $3858,36 silver (pre 1965 dimes) 90% $88.00 @ 13.54 XFACE = $1192.52 total purchase, gold and silver = $5049.88 right now hiding in cubbyhole at home. thinking if TSHTF, it will be very fast, no time to go to safe deposit box (?)...
  • 'I’m Still in Shock!' Learner Passes His Driving Test on His 33rd Attempt

    03/28/2017 11:26:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Mar 24, 2017 | Paul Jeeves
    THE mantra “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again” has proved true for this new driver who has finally passed his driving test at the 33rd attempt.Determined Christian Whiteley-Mason has used 14 different instructors, taken 85 lessons and spent Ł10,000 over 25 years to get the licence. After finally being given the all clear to get out on the roads by himself, the care home manager said: “I can’t believe I’ve actually finally passed after all these years. I’m still in shock!” Mr Whiteley-Mason, 42, from Barnsley, first took his test in 1992 in the days before...
  • Republicans are poised to roll back landmark FCC privacy rules. Here’s what you need to know.

    03/28/2017 11:24:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/28/17 | Brian Fung
    House Republicans are expected to vote Tuesday to repeal a set of historic privacy protections for Web users, in a sharp pivot away from the Internet policies of the Obama administration. President Trump is expected to sign the measure if it passes. Tuesday's vote is likely to lend momentum to a broader rollback of Obama-era policies, particularly in the technology sector. And it empowers Internet providers to enter the $83 billion market for online advertising, where the ability to collect, store, share and sell consumers' behavioral information is directly linked to companies' bottom line. Proponents of the repeal argue the...
  • The Cost of Curbing Climate Change

    03/28/2017 11:23:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Joseph Aldy
    On average, every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere imposes damages equal to about $40. The social cost of carbon represents the damages of one ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the air. To estimate it, economists run models that forecast varying levels of carbon dioxide emissions. They can then model and compare two forecasts – one with slightly higher emissions than the other. The difference in total climate change damages represents the social cost of carbon. Some model scenarios, based on admittedly extreme assumptions, produce negative SCC estimates – that is, they find that carbon pollution is...
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • No Change Expected for ESPN Political Agenda Despite Huge Subscriber Decline

    03/28/2017 11:20:24 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-28-2017 | Robert J,. MarlowT
    As more and more sports fans turn off ESPN to protest the network’s left-wing social and political agenda, parent company Disney’s decision to extend current CEO Bob Iger’s contract through 2019 means the “world’s leader in sports entertainment” will continue on its merry way of alienating a large segment of Americans. Breitbart reported in November that ESPN lost 3.2 million subscribers in just over a year. Moreover, for the last few years the sports network has lost 300,000 subscribers a month. In October alone, the beleaguered network lost 621,000 subscribers. The decision to keep Iger instead of moving in another...
  • White House Restarts Talks With Freedom Caucus To Repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:18:28 AM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    White House restarts talks with Freedom Caucus to repeal Obamacare, NYT reports
  • Raoul Peck’s ‘The Young Karl Marx’ Acquired By The Orchard For Fall Bow

    03/28/2017 11:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 28, 2017 | Patrick Hipes
    The Orchard has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Young Karl Marx, the latest film from Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck. A fall theatrical release is planned for the pic, which bowed this year at Berlin. August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps star.
  • ISIS Leaders’ Families Escape Raqqa

    03/28/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 28 March 2017
    As ISIS is weakening in Raqqa, dozens of ISIS leaders, their families and foreign militants fled the city to other areas controlled by the organization. According to the Syrian Human Rights Watch, a military operation carried out by the Syrian Democratic forces managed to besiege the city. In the past 24 hours alone, some 80 leaders and foreign militants have left the city with their families. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the fugitives used boats to cross the Euphrates to reach the southern bank of the river, and then headed towards the southern countryside of the city...
  • Sessions threatens to defund sanctuary cities - Dem: 'putting a gun to the head' of Americans

    03/28/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/17 | Robert Laurie
    Pressure points Yesterday, newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions re-iterated his threat to yank federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don’t comply.
  • Chris Matthews Compares Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Saddam Hussein’s Kids

    03/28/2017 11:11:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Andrew Kugle
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews compared President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's kids on Monday night. "Let me just say, you know, we kid," Matthews said. "I kid about everything, but Uday and Qusay working for Saddam Hussein – you couldn’t go to a restaurant and have eye contact with those guys without getting killed. These people are really powerful. Imagine getting into a fight in the office with Jared or Ivanka, they have enormous power, and they’re always gonna be there." Politico reporter Annie Karni responded that this is what...
  • Trump to sign order Tuesday reversing Obama climate policies

    03/28/2017 11:10:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And the left's judge-shopping has already started The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that the left has suddenly decided there are limits on the executive authority of the president. Not the silly ones in the constitution, mind you. They have no use for those and never did, which is why they had no problem with any abuse of power by the lightbringer Obama.
  • Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Those With Protective Orders to Carry Guns

    03/28/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit. House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued. It would then give anyone with an active order an additional 45 days to carry concealed should they apply for a permanent concealed-handgun permit, which can take up to 45 days to process. The person with the protective order...
  • Report: Freedom Caucus 'Secret Pact' Impeded GOP Efforts To Overturn Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:01:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 28th 2017 GMT
    The House Freedom Caucus, composed mostly of more right-wing members of the Republican party, had reportedly made a pact to band together in the recent fight over health care. Based on interviews with numerous insiders, Politico described the pact as requiring that "No member would commit his vote before consulting with the entire group — not even if [President] Trump himself called to ask for an on-the-spot commitment." The site goes on to reveal that the plan, conceived by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and agreed to by 28 of around 36 Freedom Caucus lawmakers, was put in place "to bind...