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  • Calm Down About Those Virginia Polls, Folks

    10/21/2017 7:52:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/20/2017 | Harry Enten
    A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday generated a ton of headlines. It found Republican Ed Gillespie leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 1 percentage point, 48 percent to 47 percent. Democrat Ralph Northam has led in most surveys of the race, and if Republicans win Virginia with President Trump so unpopular, you can expect a full-blown freakout among Democrats. Adding to the confusion: Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday showing Northam up 14 percentage points, 53 percent to 39 percent. So what the heck is going on in the Virginia governor’s race? Nothing. The split between the Monmouth and...
  • 9-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA GIRL DIES AFTER 325-LB COUSIN SITS ON HER — AS PUNISHMENT

    10/21/2017 7:49:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    CrimwFeed ^ | October 19, 2017 | Mike McPadden
    To punish nine-year-old Dericka Lindsay for supposedly “being out of control,” her 325-pound cousin Veronica Green Posey sat on the child. For 10 minutes, Posey remained atop Dericka. Even after the child screamed to her nearby parents that she could not breathe, the 64-year-old woman continued to sit on the girl for another two minutes. After Posey finally relented, Dericka was unresponsive. Posey called 911 and attempted CPR. It didn’t work. Doctors at Baptist Hospital, where the Dericka was rushed, pronounced the girl dead. Police arrested Posey and charged her with homicide and cruelty to a child. Officers also arrested...
  • Obama tears into Ed Gillespie’s MS-13 ads, calling them ‘as cynical as politics gets’

    10/21/2017 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    RICHMOND — Former president Barack Obama took the unusual step of criticizing and mocking Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for a controversial ad blitz highlighting Latino gang violence. As he rallied for the Democratic candidate Ralph Northam on Thursday night, Obama mentioned that he and his wife, Michelle Obama, have seen Republican Ed Gillespie’s commercials airing on television in their D.C. home. The spots say Northam is “weak on MS-13” as images of tattooed Latino men and the gang motto “Kill, Rape, Control” pop up on the screen.
  • Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters Earlier Than Usual

    10/21/2017 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Showbiz ^ | October 21,2017 | Roger Friedman
    It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” and the studios can’t afford to waste any more money hoping things will turn around. They’re pulling flops from theaters earlier than usual. This weekend, for example, Warner Bros. is putting out a white flag on “Blade Runner” after three tough weeks. They’ve cut the number of theaters showing Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful film by 855. So far, “Blade Runner” has made just $66 million. Audiences have not clamored to it. And now, week by week, Warners will quietly take it away. Warner’s isn’t alone. Universal is pulling Tom Cruise’s “American...
  • U.S. agency scraps unused telegraph regulations in Trump rules purge

    10/21/2017 7:26:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/17 | David Shepardson
    The U.S. government is scrapping rules on telegraphs even though carriers no longer exist, part of the Trump administration’s effort to slash regulations, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday. The last Western Union telegram in the United States was sent in 2006 and the commission had stopped enforcing the rules in 2013. The last major telegram service worldwide ended in India in 2013. The FCC said in a notice it was removing “outmoded regulations” on telegraphs effective in November to “further our goals of reducing regulatory burdens, eliminating unnecessary rule provisions, and making the agency as efficient and effective...
  • VIDEO: Students love Trump's tax plan...when told it's Bernie's

    10/21/2017 7:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/21/2017 | Cabot Phillips
    President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents. When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders' name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them. Students love Donald Trump's tax plan when it's packaged under Bernie Sanders' name. President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.But what would some of those opponents think if they were told the same plan was being proposed by someone they adore—Senator Bernie Sanders?To find out, we headed to George...
  • On capital punishment, even the pope’s defenders are confused

    10/21/2017 7:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/21/17 | Dr. Edward Feser
    There simply is no way to make an absolute condemnation of capital punishment consistent with past scriptural and papal teaching. The only way out of the mess is for Pope Francis to issue a clarification that reaffirms traditional teaching.Scripture, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and all popes before Pope Francis have consistently taught that capital punishment can in some circumstances be legitimate. In some recent remarks, Pope Francis appeared to suggest that this traditional teaching ought to be overturned, and that capital punishment is always and intrinsically wrong. In a recent article in Catholic Herald, I analyzed the...
  • UNPRECIDENTED: Las Vegas Coroner "On Lockdown", Spooky

    10/21/2017 7:16:44 PM PDT · by gaijin · 26 replies
    Mike Tokes (reporter), twitter ^ | Oct. 21st 2017 | Mike Tokes, twitter
    Clark County Office of the Coroner is "On Lockdown at least until the rest of the week, this has never happened before". The staffer answering the front door of the Las Vegas Coroner, Laurie Downey, will only hand over a card listing the general number for the county of the Cornoner. Las Vegas Police Department units are stationed at each side of the building in order to control the situation. Staffers will not answer questions regarding why the Conorner is appointed, not elected. Staffers will name the individual responsible for declaring the Cononer Lockdown. Staffers will not verbally commit...
  • Lutheran Church Decides That the Best Way to Retain Members Is to Stop Preaching the Gospel

    10/21/2017 7:13:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2017 | John Ellis
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of American was founded in 1988 with 5,288,230 members. By 2016, less than twenty years later, the ELCA had shrunk to 3,563,842 members. With that kind of "growth," the ELCA has less than forty years before the final member throws her hands up and quits. Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C., believes that they've found the answer to stopping the mass exodus of tithing members. They've stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced progressive theology and social justice.Writing for Religion News Service, Yonat Shimron tells the story of Christ the King Lutheran...
  • Report: More than 150 Afghan officers training in America have gone AWOL

    10/21/2017 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2017 | Rick Moran
    According to a report from the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, 152 soldiers from the Afghan army who had been selected for special training in the United States have gone AWOL while on U.S. soil. Fox News: According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, 13 of the 152 who had gone AWOL were still at large as of March 7 of this year. Seventy of the 152 had fled the United States; 39 gained legal status in the U.S.; and 27 were arrested, removed or in the process of being removed from the U.S. Three no longer...
  • Perez tries to unify Democrats, says Trump an 'existential threat' to US

    10/21/2017 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/17
    Democratic Party chairman Tom Perez tried to unify the political left around an anti-Trump message Saturday, calling the president an "existential threat" to the nation and "the most dangerous president in American history."Addressing the first national party gathering since his election in February, Perez lambasted "a culture of corruption" that he said extends to Trump's Cabinet, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But Perez also warned that internal ruckuses over party priorities and leadership would distract from the goal of winning more elections to upend Republicans' domination in Washington.The chairman's plea comes amid a rift over his...
  • 'I DROVE MR SEX PIG'

    10/21/2017 7:03:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The Sun.com ^ | October 21,2017 | Nick Pisa
    Weinstein's sex session yards from pregnant wife’s room Girl pleaded ‘don’t hurt me’ as he had sex in back of car Reveals 'The Pig' kept stash of condoms & Viagra in glove box How the film boss's gastric band failed and nearly killed him Mickael, Weinstein’s regular driver in the south of France from 2008 to 2013, said: “Weinstein was a terrible man to work for. Everyone knew him as le porc because of his size and because he sweated so much. When he came to Cannes we all knew what to expect.” He recalled how the mogul once picked...
  • Kokomo man’s warning after having 16 guns stolen: ‘Don’t let strippers in your house’

    10/21/2017 7:03:34 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Oct 20 2017 | RUSS MCQUAID
    KOKOMO, Ind.-- Howard County gun owner Billy Swaggerty said he learned a bitter lesson after his back door was kicked in last spring and more than a dozen firearms, some of them assault-style rifles, and the safes they were kept in were stolen. “Be careful who you tell, keep it to yourself, don’t be bragging about how many guns you got, be careful who you let into your house and make sure you buy a quality safe,” he said. “And that’s another thing…don’t let strippers in your house.” Swaggerty said last winter a woman he knew in passing showed up...
  • WATCH: Tom Steyer Creates Ad Campaign Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

    10/21/2017 7:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/21/17 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Democrat mega-donor and California billionaire Tom Steyer announced a $10 million national advertising campaign Friday in which he calls for President Trump’s impeachment.In the ad called “Join Us,” Steyer argues that Trump is unfit for office because he has pushed the U.S. toward nuclear war, threatened the shutdown of news organizations he does not like, accepted money from foreign governments, and obstructed justice at the FBI.
  • Fortune 500 firms 1955 v. 2017: Only 12% remain, thanks to the creative destruction

    10/21/2017 6:59:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    AEI ^ | 10/21/2017 | Mark J. Perry
    What do the companies in these three groups have in common?Group A: American Motors, Brown Shoe, Studebaker, Collins Radio, Detroit Steel, Zenith Electronics and National Sugar Refining.Group B: Boeing, Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, Deere, General Motors, IBM, Kellogg, Procter and Gamble, and Whirlpool.Group C: Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Home Depot, Microsoft, Google, Netflix, Office Depot and Target.All of the companies in Group A were in the Fortune 500 in 1955, but not in 2017.All of the companies in Group B were in the Fortune 500 in both 1955 and 2017.All of the companies in Group C were in the Fortune 500 in...
  • Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

    10/21/2017 6:53:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/21/2017 | BBC
    Populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech Republic's general election. Mr. Babis, 63, is the country's second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment and Eurosceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ANO (Yes) collected a share of almost 30%-nearly three times that of the closet rival.... he was not prepared to cooperate with either the far-right, anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy Party or the Communist Psrty.... He says he would not bring the Czech Republic into the Eurozone, but he wants the country to stay in the EU, telling Reuters he would propose changes...
  • Boeing, Saab compete to win S. Korea's maritime patrol aircraft deal

    10/21/2017 6:38:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2017/10/22
    SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. and Saab of Sweden are vying to win South Korea's next maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract, military sources here said Sunday. Military officials at this year's Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) being held in Seongnam, just south of the capital city, said the two companies have respectively proposed the P-8A Poseidon and Swordfish as candidates for the contract. The planes can allow South Korea to better counter North Korea's growing underwater threat that may include submarines with the capability to launch ballistic missile. South Korea's Navy said that...
  • Wall Street furious over proposal to slash 401(k) limits

    10/21/2017 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    The NEw York Post ^ | October 21st, 2017 | By Kevin Dugan
    Wall Street pushed back hard on Friday against a report that congressional Republicans are weighing a plan to severely limit the amount of money Americans can contribute to their 401(k)s. The Capitol Hill lawmakers, searching for ways to pay for President TrumpÂ’s broad proposed tax cuts, are eyeing a $2,400 cap on pre-tax contributions to 401(k) plans, used by millions of US workers to save for retirement. Currently, the pre-tax limit for such contributions is $18,000 a year. Contributions to 401(k)s are tax-deferred, which means that the government wonÂ’t be able to get its cut until retirees start withdrawing money...
  • SPANISH GLOBALISTS INCLUDE USE OF 'ELECTIONS' TO CRUSH CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

    10/21/2017 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/21/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Elections can be a sham, a fraud as was the case in Venezuela last weekend..... Elections can be influenced by business interests with massive campaign contributions plus threats to close down operations and take away people's jobs as was the case in the Scottish independence referendum at few years ago. Some or all of these elements are in play as options as Spain's major Uniparties backed by the big business and big banking interests move together to shut down Catalonia's independence movement...... Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the leaders of Catalonia will be removed from power and the...
  • Harvey Silverglate: Beware of Robert Mueller

    10/21/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    The fabricated "Russian collusion" meme, cooked up by a bitter and vindictive Hillary Clinton after her stunning and thoroughly deserved loss in last fall's presidential election, is likely to have no end other than soiling many, many reputations: Is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, appointed in mid-May to lead the investigation into suspected ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and various shady (aren’t they all?) Russian officials, the choirboy that he’s being touted to be, or is he more akin to a modern-day Tomas de Torquemada, the Castilian Dominican friar who was the first Grand Inquisitor in the 15th Century Spanish...