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  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • US Pushing for Regular Review of China Trade, Reform Progress

    01/18/2019 1:40:49 PM PST · by naeim.darzi
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON— The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. A continuing threat of tariffs hanging over commerce between the world’s two largest economies would mean a deal would not end the risk of investing in businesses or assets that have been impacted by the trade war.
  • Woman Sets Fire to Husband After Row Over Phone Password Gets Violent

    01/18/2019 1:09:16 PM PST · by MonkToya · 14 replies ^ | Simon Veazey
    A man died two days after his wife set him on fire following an argument sparked by his refusal to give her his phone password.
  • Homeless Camp Waste Leads To Big Toxic Discharge After Massive Storm

    01/18/2019 1:02:40 PM PST · by MonkToya · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | Steve Large
    Wednesday’s massive storm had rivers rising all around our area. In Sacramento County, the surge of water swept away toxic waste from homeless camps and sent it all downstream. One section of Steelhead Creek hit hard by toxic debris from homeless camps, grabbed the attention of geologist Roland Brady.
  • Largest single group of migrants ever tunnels under border wall in Arizona, says Border Protection

    01/18/2019 12:55:44 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 20 replies
    ABC news ^ | Matt Gutman
    The largest single group of asylum seekers ever to cross into the U.S. tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona, on Monday, voluntarily turning themselves into Customs and Border Protection, according to the agency. Migrants can be seen marching toward Border Patrol agents by the hundreds, according to video obtained by ABC News. Smugglers dug a series of seven holes, only a few feet long beneath the steel border fence, with hundreds going beneath the wall and a smaller number clambering over it, according to CBP.
  • Arizona man accused of carrying out 'lone wolf' attack on behalf of ISIS, cops say

    01/18/2019 12:17:52 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ryan Gaydos
    An Arizona man who was shot by deputies earlier this month was carrying out a “lone wolf” attack, authorities said Thursday. Ismail Hamed, 18, of Fountain Hills, brandished a knife during an incident with a Maricopa County sheriff’s sergeant Jan. 7 before he was shot, authorities said. He's since been treated and released from the hospital.
  • Cutting Government Waste Could Provide Border Wall Funding

    01/18/2019 12:14:37 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 4 replies
    The EpochTimes ^ | WILLIAM PATRICK
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) floated a compromise solution on Jan. 15 to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown hinging on a funding impasse for a barrier wall on the U.S. southern border. President Donald Trump is insisting that any new funding bills include $5 billion for the wall. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat, has called a border wall both “immoral” and “a waste of money.” Other top Trump critics have followed suit.
  • JASON LEOPOLD to Deliver Trump-Cohen Documents in 24 Business Hours!!!

    01/18/2019 11:36:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 18, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is HILARIOUS!!! Liberals and their media allies are in a state of joy due to a promised report by Jason Leopold. Yes, in just 24 Business Hours, Jason Leopold will deliver the documents proving that President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about building Trump Tower in Moscow. Of course anyone familiar with the DUmmie FUnnies and Jason Leopold know exactly where this is going, namely NOWHERE. However, don't tell that to the liberal MSM. They are still pinning their hopes upon Jason Leopold delivering the goods that will force Trump out of the White...
  • Hey, Media, Why No Trump-Like Scrutiny on Obamacare, ‘Stimulus’ or the Iraq Bug-Out?

    01/18/2019 11:17:01 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 3 replies
    The EpochTimes ^ | Larry Elder
    The media’s “President Donald Trump is a congenital liar” narrative reeks of rampant hypocrisy to those who repeatedly complained while the same media gave President Barack Obama pass after pass for eight years. Obama wanted to become a “transformational” president. He succeeded, thanks in large part to a fawning, compliant media that mostly supported Obama’s policies and ignored the falsehoods he used to pursue them. Obamacare, to quote former Vice President Joe Biden, was a “big [expletive] deal.” Similarly, pulling all troops from Iraq and spending nearly $1 trillion for so-called economic stimulus programs were also big deals. Each decision...
  • The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Phenomenon

    01/18/2019 11:12:53 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 23 replies
    The EpochTimes ^ | Mark Hendrickson
    Last June, young political novice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset 10-term congressman Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district. She quickly zoomed to national prominence. Assured of election to Congress in her overwhelmingly Democratic district, she was guaranteed to receive tons of media coverage for being the youngest female member of Congress in history. But her media-friendly persona has made her more than a passing trivia fact—she has become a bona fide political rock star.
  • What is an Oath?

    01/18/2019 10:18:01 AM PST · by LTC.Ret · 24 replies
    18 Jan 2019 | LTC.Ret
    When I raised my right hand and swore my Oath to honor, respect, preserve, and protect the Constitution of the United States, I considered it a sacred and lifelong vow. Without the rule of law we are nothing, and have no future beyond the plans that the one(s) with the most money and power have for us. I, and many others who have sworn the same Oath, are/were willing to give anything and everything to honor our pledge. But now, it seems to be little more than a perfunctory photo-op for far too many Washington elite. And why should they...
  • Pelosi Taking a Signature Junket To Meet Top NATO Commanders, U.S. Military leaders, Key Allies

    01/18/2019 9:16:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/19 | Judi McLeod
    Was Pelosi planning on undermining President Trump abroad for the next coming Democrat sabotage? Inquiring minds would sure like to know. The image of haughty House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left fuming on the tarmac after President Donald Trump ‘postponed’ her flight to Afghanistan, Belgium and Egypt provides a kind of levity that millions have been longing for. ‘Her Supreme Highness of the Flying Junket’ has been grounded until after the Government Partial Shutdown by President Donald Trump, the man she lives to hate. Like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights, everyone now knows that Pelosi has spent the lion’s...
  • Unborn Baby Eagles

    01/18/2019 9:10:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/19 | William Kevin Stoos
    They could have soared like eagles “Don’t fail to rescue those who are doomed to die. Don’t say, “I didn’t know it!” God can read your mind. He watches each of us and knows our thoughts. And God will pay us back for what we do.” (Proverbs 24:11-12—Contemporary English Version) Since 1973 when two women, prompted (some might say, used) by their activist radical women’s rights attorneys, challenged laws prohibiting abortions and won, more than 50 million unborn and nearly born babies have been killed. That is nearly 15% of the current population of the United States. Fifty million babies...
  • Take This SOTU and Shove It

    01/18/2019 8:59:40 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Michael Walsh
    In the annals of American political showboating, it’s tough to top the annual circus called the State of the Union message. Mandated by the Constitution—and at first delivered to Congress in written form—it has metastasized since the Wilson Administration into a full-blown political rally, celebrating not the party in power, but the president of the United States personally. Once a year, at the invitation of the Speaker of the House, he commands the attention not only of the Congress, but also members of the Supreme Court. It’s the nearest thing we have to a monarchical moment: all pomp and damn...
  • ‘Off we go again’! Co-authors of sketchy BuzzFeed report can’t even get their stories straight

    01/18/2019 8:57:43 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1-18-2019 | Sarah D.
    ...BuzzFeed’s Anthony Cormier admitted to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that he had “not personally” seen the evidence supporting the report he co-authored, a report claiming that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie during congressional testimony. The thing is, Jason Leopold, who co-authored the report with Cormier, went on MSNBC later and pretty strongly contradicted Cormier: (snip) told MSNBC: "I’ll just say we’ve seen documents, we’ve been briefed on documents."
  • For liking hamburgers, the Washington Post praised Obama, but mocked Trump

    01/18/2019 8:39:13 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 18, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    For liking hamburgers, the Washington Post praised Obama, but mocked Trump In 2014, the Washington Post published this article, which is called, “President Obama and cheeseburgers: A love story.”In 2019, the Washington Post published this article, which is called, “‘Trump has turned the White House into a White Castle’: President roasted for serving Clemson fast food.”Media bias at its finest.
  • Ted Cruz Perfectly Explains Why Nancy Pelosi Is So Terrified of Trump Giving the SOTU Address

    01/18/2019 8:21:37 AM PST · by PBRCat · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | January 18, 2019 | Brandon Morse
    Listen, if you’re Nancy Pelosi it makes a lot of sense. Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one, of her extreme left-wing base; she is captive of that; and number two, the position of Congressional Democrats in this shutdown is objectively unreasonable. In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall. They have right now shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall. I don’t know how you explain that you voted in favor of 350 miles but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles. That is incoherent....
  • Lawrence O'Donnell: Melania Trump Vacations Using Military Plane As Trump Blocks Pelosi Trip

    01/18/2019 7:55:13 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 63 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-18-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    MSNBC: NBC reports Melania Trump flew to Florida for vacation on a U.S. Military plane on the same day Pres. Trump blocked Speaker Pelosi from using a U.S. Military plane ...
  • Terrific Victorian-Gothic Mystery & Historical Film-Noir - The Woman in White

    01/18/2019 7:50:44 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    Project Gutenberg ^ | 1859 | Wilkie Collins
    Charles Dickens commissioned the author of The Woman in White to write the book for his literary magazine, this proto-mystery, before Miss Marple, Father Brown or Inspector Hercule Poirot.Do yourself a favor, the book is a cliff-hanger (I'm losing sleep over it), read the book before seeing the movie.Send to Kindle Woman in White (1948) 1:48:57 Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Agnes Moorehead, Gig Young
  • Today in U.S. military history: Day Two of Operation DESERT STORM

    01/18/2019 7:31:21 AM PST · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 18, 2019 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Lt. William T. Costen and Lt. Charles Turner, whose A-6 Intruder was shot down on this date in 1991 during Operation DESERT STORM. Costen (27, from St. Louis, Mo.) and Turner (29, of Richfield, Minn.) had just finished their mission of mining the naval base at Um Qasr and were returning to their aircraft carrier when their plane was hit. They were assigned to Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155), on board USS USS Ranger. 1911: During the San Francisco Air Meet, exhibition pilot Eugene B. Ely lands his Curtiss Pusher Model “D” aircraft on the...