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  • Ivanka Trump: [19 Year Old College Sophomore] Malia Obama Should Be 'Off Limits' To Media

    11/24/2017 2:02:32 PM PST · by drewh
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Eliza Relman
    Ivanka Trump condemned recent media coverage of Malia Obama's social life at Harvard, where Obama is a freshman. The former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also called the coverage unethical "clickbait." Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and top White House adviser, condemned recent media coverage of former President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia Obama, a 19-year-old freshman at Harvard. "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers," Trump tweeted on Friday. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits." Shortly after, another former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, tweeted a similar...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Senior Team Planning to Skip Ivanka Trump's India Trip

    11/24/2017 1:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 24, 2017 | By Michelle Kosinski, CNN Updated 4:26 PM ET
    Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House. Ivanka Trump is leading the US delegation this year. Trump was invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June, and this year's theme is supporting women entrepreneurs. "They (Tillerson and his staff) won't send someone senior because they don't want to bolster Ivanka. It's now another rift between the White House and State at a time when...
  • Malibu church pressured to end homeless dinners, with some saying it lures needy to upscale city

    11/24/2017 1:42:31 PM PST · by RightGeek · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Gale Holland
    For 17 years, religious groups fed homeless people, and the city and private donors put up hundreds of thousands of dollars for social workers to find them housing and services. But Malibu United Methodist Church — facing pressure from the city — in recent weeks took a U-turn, deciding twice-weekly dinners for homeless people would stop after Thanksgiving. The cutoff came after city officials summoned organizers and suggested they were attracting more homeless people and making the problem worse. ... After the Metro's Expo Line opened to Santa Monica last year, neighbors began complaining of mentally ill and rough-looking characters...
  • 'You can't rewire evil': James Bulger's father says his son's killer Jon Venables should NEVER...

    11/24/2017 1:36:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'You can't rewire evil': James Bulger's father says his son's killer Jon Venables should NEVER be freed after being dragged back to jail over child porn for a second time James Bulger's father Ralph has said his toddler son's killer should never be freed again after he was dragged back to jail over child porn for the second time. Jon Venables was arrested last week after officials making a routine visit to his home discovered the 'sickening' images on his computer and alerted police. It is the second time that the monster, now 35, has been put behind...
  • Brain Teasers for Geezers

    11/24/2017 1:17:22 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    email from a friend | 11/24/2017 | unknown
    Something for seniors to do to keep those "aging” grey cells active!  1. Johnny's mother had three children.  The first child was named April. The second child was named May.  What was the third child's name?    2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers.  What does he weigh?    3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?    4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?    5....
  • 3 sentenced in Wisconsin cyber romance scheme that bilked $14 million from US and Canadian victims

    11/24/2017 1:16:08 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 6 replies ^ | 11/22/2017
    MADISON, Wis. — Two Nigerian men were each sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, and a U.S. citizen victim-turned-criminal was sentenced to five years’ probations in an international romance and cyber fraud scheme that defrauded victims from the United States and Canada. These sentences were announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey M. Anderson, Western District of Wisconsin. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Milwaukee, and the Price County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and numerous law enforcement agencies in...
  • Open Letter to Voters of Alabama

    11/24/2017 1:10:40 PM PST · by dunblak · 18 replies
    Yellowhammer News | November 24 | Bill Staehle
    The following is an open letter to the voters of Alabama from Bill Staehle of Asbury Park, New Jersey.) I served with Roy Moore in Vietnam in 1971-72, where I knew him to be an altogether honorable, decent, respectable, and patriotic commander and soldier. I have had no contact with him since. He and I were captains and company commanders in the 504th Military Police Battalion, stationed at the base camp called Camp Land, just west of Danang. I knew him well in my first four months in-country before I was re-assigned within the battalion to another location. During that...
  • How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders (try not to laugh alert)

    11/24/2017 1:10:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2017 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats predict that as many as 30 candidates will compete in their party's presidential primary in 2020. And while it's still too early to say who might come out on top, buzz is building around some potential candidates, even as other hopefuls fade to the background. A year after a devastating 2016 defeat, Democrats are craving new faces with fresh ideas. Yet many of their leading contenders for the White House in 2020 are politicians who have been around for decades. There's also no clear standout in the potential field. "You have a bunch of Celine Dions but there’s no...
  • Pope: Being Faithful Involves the Capacity for Change

    11/24/2017 1:09:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Zenit ^ | November 24, 2017 | Zenit staff
    “Being faithful involves the capacity for change,” Pope Francis said November 23, 2017, in a video message for 7th Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church.The festival runs November 23-26 in Verona, with the theme “Fidelity is Change.”“The Word of God helps us to distinguish between the two “faces” of change: the first is trust, hope, openness to the new; the second is the difficulty of leaving certainties to head for the unknown,” the Holy Father said. He continued: “Indeed, it makes us feel calmer to stay in our enclosure, to conserve, to repeat the usual words and gestures...
  • Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Food Service Chain Over Undocumented Workers

    11/24/2017 1:05:58 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.21.17 11:40 AM ET | Betsy Woodruff
    The forthcoming ICE operation is the surest sign to date that the Trump administration is ramping up ‘worksite enforcement.’Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast. The current plan is focused on employers who exploit undocumented workers by illegally paying them below the minimum wage. The operation will target locations around the country and will likely result in charges of “harboring illegal aliens,” according to an ICE official. “These people are basically...
  • Why The NBA Will Eventually Overtake The NFL In Popularity And Why It Matters (2year old article)

    11/24/2017 1:04:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 12, 2015 | Roger Groves
    The NBA is outdueling the NFL in global popularity. There are now about 100 international players in the NBA. The NFL is too distant to be counted in a two League race. The NBA’s critical mass is an economic mass as well. The NBA quite adeptly realized that changing the playing times can increase the international viewership. It increased the number of Sunday early-afternoon games. A 12:30 pm game allows a growing European fan base to watch the games in early evening (7:30 pm). They then have time to finish the game, have a glass of warm milk or alcoholic...
  • One in five women are childless at 45 and they are having fewer offspring than ever (UK)

    11/24/2017 12:55:23 PM PST · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/17 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Women are having fewer children than ever before and more are staying childless, new data reveals today. Women who turned 45 in 2016 had an average of 1.80 children, down from 2.21 for their mothers' generation, who turned 45 in 1944. The same generation also had fewer children by their 30th birthday, suggesting women are having children later in life. Women who turned 45 last year had 1.06 children by 30 compared to 1.8 in their mother's generation. In total, 18 per cent of women who turned 45 last year had no children at all, compared with 11 per cent...
  • Old School Rifles that are Still a Favorite for Hunters

    11/24/2017 12:49:47 PM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/24/2017 | K Alberts
    Guns are much more than guns to die-hard hunting folks. Sometimes they help define the love of a family as grandfather passes their guns from one generation to the next. And, more often than not, the gun that is cherished the most as a symbol of tradition and collective wisdom is the “humble deer rifle”. The following hunting rifles are no longer in production yet still find their way to the the hands of hunters who value both tradition and well-design sporting arms. Maybe this is what the newer generation rifle lacks. Savage 99 Savage’s Model 99, preceded by the...
  • The Rise and Fall of a Law-School Empire Fueled by Federal Loans

    11/24/2017 12:46:48 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24, 2017
    Don Lively had a plan to bring more blacks and Hispanics into the practice of law. Mr. Lively, a professor who is white, set out to open a law school that would take minority students even if they had low test scores or did poorly in college. Using retirement savings, a loan from his father and a check from a retired couple who read about him in a local newspaper, he opened Florida Coastal School of Law in 1996 in Jacksonville. That school and two others he later helped run—Arizona Summit in Phoenix and Charlotte School of Law in North...
  • Michelle Obama just explained how to be successful in one sentence (inspirational quotes - good god)

    11/24/2017 12:44:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies ^ | 11/21/2017 | Geoffrey James
    Michelle Obama has a history of making pithy, inspirational remarks. Earlier today, the former First Lady spoke at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. During that speech she encapsulated in six short words the key to being truly successful: "Focus on what you can control." Why is this quote so important? Because when you direct your attention to things you can't control, you're wasting your energy. However, when you focus on what you can control, you're moving closer to your goals. The most common case of focusing on the uncontrollable in business is trying to bend...
  • Blogger Embraces Her Natural Beauty By Not Shaving For One Year

    11/24/2017 12:39:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | April 19, 2017 | Isabelle Khoo
    Thanks to our society’s narrow standards of beauty, women are expected to have no body hair whatsoever (except, of course, on their head). But after being fed up with how much time it took to shave, one fitness blogger decided to throw away her razor and embrace her natural beauty instead. In a YouTube video that has now been viewed more than 460,000 times, Morgan Mikenas revealed that she hasn’t shaved her legs or armpits in over a year! “The purpose of this video is not to shame people who do shave,” Mikenas wrote in the video's info section. “I...
  • ObamaCare’s Death Payments: A program to reduce hospital admissions may have led to more deaths.

    11/24/2017 12:37:43 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2017
    ObamaCare has caused hard-to-quantify economic damage, but some of the law’s regulations may be lethal—literally. Consider a Medicare hospital payment initiative, which a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology suggests may have contributed to an increase in deaths. Readers are likely familiar with ObamaCare’s mandate and subsidies to impel individuals to obtain health insurance. But the law also included monetary incentives and penalties aimed at inducing changes in health-care delivery and spending reductions. The government rolled out these payment models nationally without careful study, and they are having unintended side effects. A case in point...
  • Conyers accused of taking staff meeting in his underwear, ordering subordinate to babysit his kid

    11/24/2017 12:31:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    No one had to guess whether Rep. John Conyers wore boxers or briefs, according to a former key staffer, who said the embattled Michigan lawmaker once called her into a meeting while sporting only his skivvies. Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said she was called up to the long-serving congressman's office to discuss an issue only to find him “walking around in his underwear.” Sloan is the third woman to accuse Conyers of inappropriate behavior. “It made me increasingly anxious and depressed about going to work every day,” she said, adding that...
  • Trump renews call for ‘ban’ after massacre in Egypt

    11/24/2017 12:24:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2017 | 2:58pm | Danika Fears
    President Trump used the massacre at a mosque in Egypt to renew his calls for a travel ban and “wall” on Friday afternoon. “Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt,” he tweeted. The White House said Trump would be speaking with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at 3 p.m. Earlier in the day, Trump called the carnage, which left...
  • Saudi elite start handing over funds in corruption crackdown

    11/24/2017 12:18:56 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Simeon Kerr in Dubai
    Saudi princes and businessmen rounded up in a corruption crackdown have begun handing over funds and assets to pay for their freedom, two people briefed on the process say. Several billions of dollars had already been handed over to the government, one of them said, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks to recover at least $100bn through the crackdown. More than 200 people, including some of Saudi Arabia’s richest businessmen, have been detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh since an anti-graft operation was launched this month. The Financial Times revealed that the authorities are negotiating settlements under which...