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  • BREAKING: Dem caught on film saying EXACTLY what she claimed Trump said! (Video)

    10/21/2017 3:54:06 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies ^ | 10/20/17 | By truthfeednews
    Ready for some stunning hypocrisy? Democrat Frederica Wilson accused Trump of being heartless and telling an army widow her husband “knew what she signed up for” However, how ironic that she said essentially the EXACT SAME THING when discussing slain FBI agents in 2015. Is she equally outraged at her OWN comments?
  • VANITY - Keeping tax records for deceased parent(s)

    10/21/2017 2:24:37 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 31 replies
    10/19/2017 | self
    Just curious if anyone has a good answer as to how long to keep tax records (and supporting documents) for a deceased parent. Even my accountant doesn't really have an exact answer... lots of "well, if she was suspected of tax fraud then longer...". My MIL died in 2011. We filed the estate tax stuff within the timeframe, and it got selected for an audit in 2013. We went through that and everything was settled without much fuss in 2014. We're looking to move again, and I want to shed more paperwork. We have tons of her paperwork going back...
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/20/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2017 | Laura Donnelley
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • So, Let's Say You Are Vladimir Putin...

    10/20/2017 9:15:54 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/20/2017 | Mononymous
    (1) you successfully exploited the corruptness of the Clinton's and the Obama regime and corrupted a once excellent investigative agency, the FBI (2) you have enriched yourself, your friends and yes, the corrupted classes in the US government (3) you enjoyed Obama's "flexibility" in which he "colluded" with you against his country (4) so you invaded Crimea, destabilize Ukraine and flex your muscles because you have the goods on these people (5) who would you rather have in the White House, someone you can continue to blackmail or some total outsider? Tough choice. By the way, this choice is probably...
  • Mueller’s Role in Delivering Uranium to Russians Raises Questions

    10/20/2017 7:48:34 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | Written by Steve Byas
    The latest release late last week by Julian Assange at WikiLeaks of a 2009 State Department cable to the Russians raises fresh questions about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller (shown), the man named to investigate any possible “collusions” between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russians. In 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directed FBI Director Mueller to deliver a sample of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Russia. The uranium had reportedly been stolen. It seems particularly odd, considering that the FBI is not under the supervision of the State Department, and that the FBI director...
  • George W. Bush Shows Where His True Loyalties Lie

    10/20/2017 5:00:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 74 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10.20.2017 | David Blackmon
    A Bush Finds His Voice – For eight long years, from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017, supporters of former President George W. Bush were saddened and frustrated as Mr. Bush sat idly by while his successor in office and his own supporters trashed Bush’s policies, his reputation and his personality on pretty much a daily basis. For those eight long years, Mr. Bush appeared happy and very much unperturbed as his successor worked overtime to tear down this country’s institutions brick by brick, to foment racial divisions wherever possible, acted in an utterly lawless manner whenever it suited...
  • Garbage men help reunite man with discarded diamond

    10/19/2017 1:59:38 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 9 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.13.17 | Editor
    In a recent Twitter post, the New York City Department of Sanitation celebrated a reunion its employees were able to help facilitate. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter After he received access to what he said were hundreds of full trash bags, Mike Diamond told WCBS it took only about 15 minutes to recover the three-carat gem his fiancee threw out.
  • Congress Probes Whether Obama DOJ Used The ‘Trump Dossier’ Before Surveillance Court

    10/19/2017 7:50:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 Oct 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance court to obtain permission to spy on Donald Trump campaign aides and later his transition team. Leaders in Congress are trying to find out if the Obama Justice Department and the FBI introduced the totally unsubstantiated material alleging unsavory connections between Trump and Russia before the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, congressional aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The FBI used the dossier to secure permission to monitor the communications of...
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...
  • Pediatrician: Here’s what really happens when children ‘transition’

    10/17/2017 7:43:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | October 17, 2017 | Glenn Beck
    It’s one thing when adults experiencing gender dysphoria decide to “transition” to live as the other gender through hormone treatments, operations and makeovers. But what happens when kids say they’re transgender and think they’re ready for hormones that will disrupt their normal growth? Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, spent 17 years as a general pediatrician with a focus on child behavioral health. She talked about gender dysphoria on today’s show to explain what being dosed with hormones does to kids who aren’t old enough to know their own minds yet. Schools are starting to teach students...
  • Schieffer: Critics of an 'Independent Press' Are 'Undermining Foundations of Democracy'

    10/17/2017 7:59:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2017 | Tim Graham
    "What I do take seriously is when he tries to destroy the credibility of the media, an independent press that can gather information that people can compare to the government's version of events and that is what we do. It's as crucial to our democracy as the right to vote, and when people try to undermine that, I think they're undermining the foundations of our democracy."
  • Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real (tr)

    10/16/2017 5:35:03 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/15/17
    A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender. What did she say? At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are. Cretella said: Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease,...
  • Hillary Clinton blasts Trump over Iran, Korea policies

    10/15/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/15/16 | DAVID COHEN
    In an interview that was taped Wednesday and aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," the defeated 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said, "Why on earth would we want two nuclear challenges in Iran and North Korea at the same time?" SNIP "First of all, it basically says America’s word is not good," she said, arguing that backing away from an international agreement makes it hard to get other nations to agree to any future deal with the United States. She also said it casts Iran in a sympathetic light, as the victim in the situation: "If Iran is complying, which...
  • Congressman Sounds Alarm: Imran Awan Clan Sold U.S. Intel Secrets To Pakistan & Beyond

    10/14/2017 6:43:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Oct 14, 2017 | ADMIN
    The taxpayers’ dollars confiscated from Congress is “not the highest of our concerns,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an interview about the case of IT staffer Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and their wives Natalia Sova and Hina Alvi. The Awans were highly paid IT administrators working for dozens of House Democrats until Capitol Police began probing them earlier this year. The family is accused of stealing equipment from more than 20 congressional offices and accessing the House IT system without members’ knowledge. “The American people deserve to know the truth to this; it is a big...
  • The Soda Tax: A Single Victory or a Blueprint for the Future?

    10/13/2017 9:18:20 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 13, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In November, 2016, the Cook County Board of Confiscators created a new tax on most non-alcoholic beverages – punitive, astronomical, and unconstitutional. Virtually everything that could be wrong with a government policy was wrong with this one, and the community reacted with unexpected force. County commissioners reported receiving more complaints about this issue than on any other issue in their careers. Despite a united front held by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle through the summer 2017 implementation, the resolve of her members soon withered as the real effects of the hated tax began to be felt. In the end, it...
  • Trump Needs to Re-Brand "Obamacare" With Some Killer Nickname That Really Fits.

    10/13/2017 4:29:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/13/2017 | self
    Crooked Hillary, Low-Energy Jeb, Very Fake News - we've all seen Trump masterfully take down his opponents by re-branding them with names like these. And yet for some reason, as it relates to one of his major campaign promises, he has not yet used this effective tool against the label of "Obamacare" - which arguably serves the purposes of the left by associating "caring" with not only that horrific law, but with all things "Obama". So I propose that Trump and folks on the right start calling this law some other fitting name. Here are a few of my own...
  • The Weinstein Revelations...

    10/12/2017 11:41:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 16 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/12/2017 | Mononymous
    Things that have become clearer from the Weinstein affair: (1) in their ideal world, Hollywood is a model of what the left would like this country to be; a world in which the rich, elites have control over and manipulate every aspect of our lives. (2) socialism/communism is a natural consequence of their belief in (1); one only needs to look at the Venezuelan model to see what happens if they succeed and to a certain degree, folks like Weinstein have successfully implemented the Venezuelan model within the Hollywood sphere. (3) it is possible that the many leftists in Hollywood...
  • Feared Iraqi Sniper who Killed more than 300 ISIS Fighters Dies

    10/10/2017 4:44:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2017 | B Seay
    An Iraqi fighter known as “the sheikh of snipers” was killed last weekend in a battle with the Islamic State. Abu Tahsin al-Salhi had been fighting for more than four decades in the region, beginning with the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. He was killed in northwestern Iraq while trying to reclaim the town of Hawija from ISIS fighters, according to the Daily Mail. Tahsin had a grey beard, wore fingerless gloves, rode an off-road motorbike, and used an Austrian-manufactured Steyr rifle. Read the rest of the Iraqi sniper story here.
  • POLL: What should be done in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting?

    10/08/2017 9:35:41 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 38 replies
    POLL: What should be done in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting? Stricter gun control laws whould be enacted Hotels should increase security Both Neither
  • NBC News erases info from online article about Stephen Paddock, but doesn’t cite the change anywhere

    10/06/2017 4:05:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 6, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NBC News erases info from online article about Stephen Paddock, but doesn’t cite the change anywhere This is the link to an article that NBC News just published online about Stephen Paddock: that if you look at the URL, it contains the words“las vegas massacre investigators probing whether others were gunman”That’s because the article’s original title was:“Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Las Vegas Gunman’s Suite”However, NBC has since changed the title to the following:“Police ‘Confident’ No One Else in Shooter’s Room Before Las Vegas Attack”What’s far more intriguing, however, is that NBC has completely erased the following content, which appeared...