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  • Oh My: Clinton Foundation's Own Internal Audit Admits They Lied To The IRS (tragic accident alert)

    10/19/2017 5:39:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 1 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 18, 2017
    An internal audit commissioned by the Clinton Foundation in 2011 revealed that the Clinton's family charity may have misled the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when it claimed, under penalty of perjury, that it was enforcing a policy against conflicts of interest. [Snip] In short, auditors warned the Clinton Foundation it was likely involved in multiple conflicts of interest violations. That warning was ignored for the entire time Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State as tens of millions of dollars continued to pour into the foundation's coffers. The Clintons knew. The Obama White House knew. Top-ranking members of Congress knew as...
  • Blood and Beauty on a Texas Exotic-Game Ranch

    10/19/2017 5:07:53 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/19/2017 | Manny Fernandez
    UVALDE, Tex. — On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. Such is the curious state of modern Texas ranching, that a giraffe among the oak and the mesquite is an everyday sort of thing. “That’s Buttercup,” said the guide, Buck Watson, 54. In a place of rare creatures, Buttercup is among the rarest; she is off limits to hunters at the Ox Ranch. Not so the African bongo antelope, one of the world’s heaviest and most striking spiral-horned antelopes, which roams...
  • Media Bash Trump for $25,000 Donation to Soldier’s Family

    10/19/2017 2:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Lifezette ^ | 10/19/17 | Jim Stinson
    President Donald Trump donated $25,000 to the father of a fallen soldier, but the nation’s commander-in-chief is only getting grief for it.On Wednesday, the Washington Post published a story on how Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, was contacted by Trump a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two fellow soldiers were killed by an Afghan police officer on June 10.U.S. authorities suspect the police officer was acting as an anti-American agent.Trump and Baldridge spoke for 15 minutes, the Post reported. The grieving father told Trump that his son's death was made worse by the nature...
  • Former Carl’s Jr. CEO: NFL could have prevented protest mess, as any competent employer would

    10/18/2017 10:30:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2017 | Andy Puzder
    Like many Americans, I find it distressing to see multi-millionaire athletes kneeling during the playing of our national anthem before professional football games. In my lifetime, football has been a big part of our image as Americans. In my working-class Cleveland, Ohio family, Sunday football was always a big event. One of my cousins was married to Lenny Dawson who would become a Hall of Fame quarterback. It was a rare Sunday during football season when we weren’t gathered around our TV or radio for the Cleveland Browns or the Kansas City Chiefs game (both if possible). As we watched...
  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to “reject the NRA” and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after...
  • Bombshell: Longtime Clinton Friend Admits ‘Warning’ Top-Level Democrats About Weinstein

    10/18/2017 7:21:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | John Nolte
    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the creator of the iconic 90s sitcom Designing Women and a close friend for decades of Bill and Hillary Clinton, admits that she not only knew of producer Harvey Weinstein’s predations, but that she warned “top-level” Democrats about him. Buried deep within a Hollywood Reporter guest column, Bloodworth-Thomason drops this bombshell (with a deflecting shot at Fox News): “I confess to having had no problem warning at least three top-level Democratic operatives against allowing Harvey Weinstein to host political fundraisers. A warning that evidently (and to the glee of Fox News) fell on deaf ears.” She also says...
  • Newest Outpost for U.S. Crude Exports: India

    10/18/2017 7:00:31 PM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 17 2017 | Julia Simon and Nidhi Verma
    India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming months, as refineries are ramping up "test" purchases of US grades to diversify their imports. US exports recently set a weekly record with nearly 2 million barrels of crude a day sent overseas. But shipments to India+ have been rare, with just a few deliveries since the US lifted its ban on crude exports in late 2015. Indian refineries are starting to increase purchases as the country seeks to secure more supply from outside the Middle East. Refiners are testing both US sweet and sour...
  • Politico Poll: Nearly Half of Voters Think the Media Fabricates Stories about Trump

    10/18/2017 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/18/17 | Lauretta Brown
    While President Trump’s frequent claims of fake news are often mocked by the media, a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that almost half of U.S. voters, 46 percent, agree that the media literally makes up news stories about Trump and the Trump administration.Only 37 percent of voters think the media does not make up stories about Trump and 17 percent were undecided on the issue.A large majority of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the media fabricates stories about Trump, while only 11 percent of Republicans don’t think so. Even 20 percent of Democrats agree that the media makes up stories...
  • Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

    10/18/2017 2:50:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 7:35 AM | Caroline Valetkevitch
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. This marks the fourth time this year the Dow has reached a 1,000-point milestone. […] Shares of IBM (IBM.N), which beat expectations on revenue, jumped 8.9 percent and accounted for about 90 points of the day’s 160 point-gain in the blue-chip index. Solid earnings,...
  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • Donald Trump: An American Patriot of the Same Stripe as Ronald Reagan

    10/18/2017 11:33:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    The policy take-away from President Trump’s remarks last night at the Heritage Foundation centered around tax cuts. The president likes ‘em, and if he has his way (and on this issue, I think he will), we will see a sharp cut to the corporate tax rate (from 35 percent to 20 percent), a simplification and reduction of the individual tax rate, and a big expansion of the individual exemption (to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly). There is a certain kind of politician who likes high taxes, partly because he likes big government, which is...
  • ATF Association: Bump Stocks Do Not Convert Semiautomatics into Automatics

    10/18/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    In a letter dated October 12, the ATF Association informed lawmakers that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) approved bump stocks because they do not turn a semiautomatic rifle into “a machine gun.” The letter contains explanations of basic points for lawmakers–like the fact that a semiautomatic only shoots one round each time the trigger is pulled and bump stocks to not change this basic action. And it also seeks to defend the integrity of the ATF by explaining that the body of laws governing machine guns has been in place since 1934 and that body of...
  • Sean Hannity weighs in on the Section 201 case

    10/18/2017 8:29:46 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 1 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 10/18/2017 | Christian Roselund
    Yesterday Fox News host Sean Hannity devoted a segment of his show to make the argument that President Trump should reject proposals for trade action by Suniva and SolarWorld, calling any proposed remedies a “bailout” for failed, foreign-owned manufacturers.
  • Left-Wing Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer: 'Please Raise My Taxes'

    10/18/2017 8:16:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/17/2017 | Aly Nielsen
    In liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s ideal world, his taxes would be raised, the coal industry would be no more and President Donald Trump would be impeached. “I am strongly opposed to even one more penny in [tax] cuts for rich people and corporations,” the prominent Democrat donor and activist declared in an Los Angeles Times op-ed Oct. 5. Instead, he wants the government to “raise taxes on the rich and use the money to invest directly in the American people.” Steyer is the founder of Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund that made money through coal investments until 2014. He...
  • Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

    10/18/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 18 October 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest €2.5 billion in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal), and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon,” Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran residence between Norway’s Saga Energy and Iran’s Amin Energy Developers, who will work together to install two gigawatts of solar panels in multiple sites...
  • Equifax Blather

    10/18/2017 7:36:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 16 replies
    Equifax mass mailer ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | Paulino Barros Jr.
    **Yes...this is a vanity*** On behalf of all of us here at Equifax, I want to express my sincere apology to you and anyone affected by our recent data breach. I can assure you that our number one priority going forward is taking care of you and giving you better control over access to your Equifax credit report. We realize that you likely enrolled in TrustedID Premier reluctantly, and unfortunately it may not have been an easy process. At first we were not fully prepared for the volume of calls, visits to our website and emails received in response to...
  • Another 'evil Trump' CNN smear(enviro screed)

    10/18/2017 7:30:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | John Stossel
    Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear? Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part exclusive” that claims Donald Trump’s EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to “withdraw environmental restrictions” so the company could dig “the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska.” The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, “EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says ‘we have been directed by...
  • How much more till the rich pay their 'fair share'?

    10/18/2017 7:22:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/17/2017 | Walter Williams
    Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Are the global elite trying to stop Brexit?

    10/18/2017 1:52:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/17/2017 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :20) ...the OECD are telling us that if we had a second referendum and we came to our senses and voted to rejoin the European Union, that that could have a significant and positive effect on the UK economy. It's also downgrading its growth forecast for the United Kingdom, down to one percent for next year because of the uncertainty of what'll happen in post-Brexit Britain. Now, this of course is not the first time we've heard from this and many other of these intergovernmental global organizations because they were all part of "Project Fear" during the...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: NFL Players Should Tell Chicago ‘Gangbangers’ to ‘Put the Guns Down’

    10/17/2017 11:10:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    The Politistick ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2017 | MATTHEW K. BURKE
    Responding to progressive propagandist Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” who has been hosting his show from Chicago, where he has been bashing conservatives for highlighting the longtime Democrat-controlled city’s astronomical murder rate, despite having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark appeared on FOX Business to discuss not only Chicago but also the anti-American NFL protests against the American flag and the National Anthem. Sheriff Clarke accused Trevor Noah of trying to downplay Chicago’s murder rate because it sheds a negative light on the Democrat Party and that it’s...