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  • Ocasio-Cortez Still Hasn’t Paid Tax Bill From Failed Business Venture

    03/23/2019 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | 03/23/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid a six-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. Weeks after The Post alerted the freshman Congresswoman’s office to the outstanding tax lien from 2012, she still hasn’t paid it, state records show. Brook Avenue Press, a company set up in the Bronx to publish books about city children, owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes. The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The...
  • U.S. runs largest monthly budget deficit on record in February

    03/23/2019 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Market Match ^ | Mar 22, 2019 | Robert Schroeder
    The numbers: The federal government ran a budget deficit of $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department reported on Friday, the biggest monthly shortfall on record. It was wider than the $215 billion recorded in February 2018, as spending rose 8% while receipts climbed 7%. Previously, the largest monthly deficit was $231.7 billion in February 2012.
  • Converse pulls a Gillette with SJW ad campaign .Features bizarre art, (T)

    03/23/2019 8:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | unknown
    FULL HEADER: Converse pulls a Gillette with SJW ad campaign .Features bizarre art, naturally demonizing white men ... to sell shoes Converse has released a new ad campaign that may actually be worse than Gillette’s. Titled, “The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” Converse explained that the campaign features “modern day nursery rhymes for women who own their stories.” The cringe-worthy ad tells the “real” stories of women of color who apparently quit their jobs, opted not to get married or have children, get trolled online and “choose the life” that they lead. It features bizarre art, naturally demonizing white...
  • Hollywood celebrities champion higher wages for waitresses who say 'no thanks'

    03/23/2019 7:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2019 | Rick Moran
    Several Hollywood celebrities are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the wage difference between hourly employees and tipped workers like waitresses and bartenders. Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are among the more prominent actresses pushing the proposal. But, not suprisingly the waitresses have written a letter to the celebrities, telling them "no thanks." New York Times: Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can make more money from tips and do not need celebrities to help protect them from harassment. Harassment is a real concern, they say, but so...
  • Stephen Moore named to the Fed board -- and Paul Krugman melts down

    03/23/2019 7:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Want to see a left-wing jackass make a fool of himself? Take a gander at Paul Krugman's reaction to economist Stephen Moore's nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors:   Amazing. Moore isn't just a hack, with terrible judgment. He's a hack who has repeatedly shown himself unable even to get basic facts right 1/  There are nine, count 'em, nine Krugman tweets and retweets on the topic of Moore taking his place as one of seven on the Fed's Board of Governors. Krugman is having a cow. He can't seem to think of anything else.   Obviously, Moore's nomination is affecting...
  • A federal judge just helped slow Trump’s ‘drill everywhere’ oil policy

    03/23/2019 3:47:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hawaii Tribune Herald ^ | March 23, 2019 | The Los Angeles Times
    A federal judge this week ordered the Trump administration to redo environmental reviews of oil and gas leases on several hundred thousand acres of federal lands in Wyoming that were approved by the Obama administration in 2015-16, agreeing with environmental groups that the Bureau of Land Management failed to properly estimate the leases’ impacts on climate change. The judge also blocked approvals of drilling permits on those lands until the new studies are done, a move that could at least slow the Trump administration’s wrongheaded efforts to increase oil and gas production on federal lands at a time when the...
  • Conspiracy Theorist Rachel Maddow CRIES ON AIR Over Mueller Report and ...

    03/22/2019 7:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 264 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/22/19 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    <p>MSNBC’s top Russiagate conspiracy theorist Rachel Maddow burst into tears on Friday — after the past two years of her reporting was revealed to be nonsense.</p> <p>On Friday, it was revealed that there would be no more indictments from Robert Mueller’s office, sealed or otherwise, which completely contradicts the tall tales that she has been selling her viewers.</p>
  • DoubleTree Hotel Fired Employees Who Refused Service to Military Members

    03/22/2019 3:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Sara A Carter ^ | 3/22/19 | Jennie Taer
    Two employees at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado refused service to members of the military. A sign at the bar read “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S)”. “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S),” Double Tree Employees Posted One hotel guest, Justin Vames, posted the sign to his personal Facebook page saying his group of over 600 people were treated ‘like crap’ during a post deployment ceremony celebration.“These men and women were being honored for serving our country, but I guess serving them at the double tree is too much! Just so you...
  • Economists: Based on Presidential History, Trump Will Win 2020 in a Landslide

    03/22/2019 3:02:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    A new CNN poll from earlier this week shows a whopping 71 percent of the country believes the economy is doing really well. Overall, 71% say the nation’s economy is in good shape, the highest share to say so since February 2001, and the best rating during Trump’s presidency by two points. A majority give the President positive reviews for his handling of the nation’s economy (51% approve), and his overall approval rating has ticked up to 42% in the new poll. The 51% who say they disapprove of the President’s job performance overall represent the lowest share to...
  • an Antonio Bans Chick-Fil-A From Airport Over ‘Anti-LGBTQ Behavior’

    03/22/2019 1:20:51 PM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | J Gill
    The San Antonio City Council banned Chick-fil-A from San Antonio International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior” as part of a new concession plan for the airport. District 1 City Councilman Roberto Trevińo motioned to approve the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardčre for the airport Thursday on condition Chick-fil-A be excluded from the agreement. Trevińo asserted Chick-fil-A has a “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior” and that such a business had no place in the city’s airport.
  • GM Announces 400 Jobs, New Electric Car Days After Venomous Trump Tweets

    03/22/2019 12:25:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 03/22/2019 | By Mike Householder and Tom Krisher
    ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to manufacture a Chevrolet vehicle based on the battery-powered Bolt. GM wouldn’t say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would it say if the workers will be new hires or come...
  • Trump Offers Fed Post to Stephen Moore, Campaign Adviser

    03/22/2019 10:57:56 AM PDT · by be-baw · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 22, 2019 | Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday he has offered a position on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors to Stephen Moore, a conservative economic adviser who has become an outspoken critic of the Fed’s interest-rate policy. Mr. Moore, who has criticized the Fed for raising interest rates over the past year, is an economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation who helped draft Mr. Trump’s tax proposals in the 2016 campaign. As a nominee, Mr. Moore would face intense criticism in the Senate from Democrats, with whom he has clashed on several economic issues in his career as a commentator...
  • Ex-CIA chief Brennan threatens POTUS: Mueller will soon put ‘political,financial future in jeopardy’

    03/22/2019 10:44:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | By Jon Dougherty
    Chief POTUS troll and ex-CIA head John Brennan took to Twitter again on Thursday to disparage President Trump with a warning that special counsel Robert Mueller’s soon-to-be-released report will “further complicate” his already complicated presidency. Earlier this week, POTUS responded to even nastier-than-usual disparagement from George Conway, the co-chief presidential troll and husband of Trump’s chief political counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling him the “husband from hell.” “George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he...
  • As Layoffs Arrive, Disney and Fox Staff Voice Frustrations

    03/22/2019 10:29:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | 6:00 AM PDT 3/22/2019 | by Paul Bond
    Multiple employees say that Disney has been less than forthcoming about who will be let go and when. At Walt Disney's shareholder meeting two weeks ago, CEO Bob Iger spoke of the "long-term value" inherent in the company's pending acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox. "We will hit the ground running as soon as the deal closes," he told attendees. The flowery language, arguably befitting of such a monumental deal, was typical of the comments coming from Disney for more than a year as regulators slowly approved the partial merger. Nary a public word was spoken about layoffs, but...
  • Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds

    03/22/2019 9:59:46 AM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-22-2019 | Kate Rooney
    New research is casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of bitcoin trading. An analysis published by Bitwise this week shows that 95 percent of bitcoin spot trading is faked by unregulated exchanges. The survey, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, echoes concerns by regulators that cryptocurrency markets are still ripe for manipulation. Bitwise, an asset manager in the process of trying to list the first-ever bitcoin exchange traded fund, said it met with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday to discuss its application. As a part of the process, it submitted analysis that could help regulators cut...
  • Morning Joe: Jimmy Carter's Failures 'Beyond His Control, Fell on His Shoulders'

    03/22/2019 8:52:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Given that Mika Brzezinski's late father Zbigniew served as Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, you knew that Morning Joe would go out of its way to celebrate Carter on the occasion of his becoming the oldest living former President. And sure enough, on today's show, Joe Scarborough glorified Carter as an "extraordinary human being, a wonderful man," working in a gratuitous swipe at President Trump by adding, "just a great contrast with, unfortunately, what we're struggling through right now." Scarborough commended Carter for Camp David, and even claimed that his support for human rights contributed to the fall of the...
  • Social Security reform is long overdue, but massive tax hikes are not the answer

    03/22/2019 8:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/2019 | Jason Pye
    House Democrats are considering pushing a massive tax Opens a New Window. hike on American workers, regardless of their income level, as part of a bill to expand Social Security. There’s no question that Social Security Opens a New Window. faces significant funding issues, but there are better ways to reform the program than increasing payroll taxes Opens a New Window. on every employer and worker. According to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees, Social Security is facing a $13.2 trillion cash shortfall between 2034 and 2092. Medicare is in even worse financial shape facing a $37.7 trillion funding shortfall...
  • The carbon dioxide apocalypse

    03/22/2019 8:11:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | Joe Farah
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, thinks the planet will be destroyed in 12 years if we don’t stop producing carbon dioxide with our cars, planes and oil consumption. I think this is the way she put it: “We’ll all be dead in 12 years, if we’re not serious about climate change.” Not only is the fake news loaded hourly with tales of imminent doom and gloom for the Earth if we don’t transform our lifestyles, economies, diet and say goodbye to air-conditioning and heating in our homes, but even the corporate ads play homage to this apocalyptic charade, this monumental hoax,...
  • Motive Synergy – Fox News Hires Joe Biden Former Chief-of-Staff…..

    03/21/2019 8:04:40 PM PDT · by malach · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03.21.19 | Sundance
    As they say… things get clearer with more data. The activity behind the curtain starts to make more sense. Thanks to an article from Newsmax we now get to see the fourth corner of the 2020 Fox News motives: NEWSMAX – The parent company of Fox News has hired a former top aide to Joe Biden as its chief lobbyist in Washington. On Tuesday the new Fox Corp., a spin-off of 21st Century Fox which just merged with Disney, became a standalone public company, controlling television assets such as Fox News and the Fox television network. Broadcasting & Cable reported...
  • Election Cybersecurity in the Cloud

    03/21/2019 3:18:39 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    erepublic ^ | 3-20-2019 | AWS
    In traditional IT environments, infrastructure security auditing can be a periodic and manual process. In contrast, the AWS cloud provides governance capabilities that enable continuous monitoring of configuration changes to your IT resources. Security at AWS is the highest priority, which means that you benefit from data centers and network architecture that are built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. You can formalize and embed your security policy within the design of your infrastructure. With the ability to spin up temporary environments, security testing can now become part of your continuous delivery pipeline. Finally, you can leverage...