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  • Macron's party divided as France debates immigration law

    04/22/2018 9:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 April 2018 17:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French lawmakers were set to vote Sunday on a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party. At least one MP, Jean-Michel Clement, is planning to vote against the law — at a cost of being kicked out of Macron’s En Marche (Republic On The Move) party — while several others said they would abstain. The lower-house national assembly was supposed to vote on the bill Friday, but the fractious debate stretched into the weekend due to more than 1,000 amendments proposed by MPs. More than 200 of the changes were suggested by...
  • Fusion GPS Founders: ‘Put Aside Russia Collusion’

    04/22/2018 12:36:37 PM PDT · by EVO X · 44 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22Apr18 | Joel B Pollak
    Fusion GPS founders Peter Fritsch and Glenn R. Simpson urge the public to set aside the “Russia collusion” theory and to focus instead on President Donald Trump’s business practices, which they say could have aided global money-laundering.
  • Russia’s ‘keep it in the ground’ ploy to stifle American oil

    04/22/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/22/18 | William F. Shughart II
    ... But a threat is hanging over oil. What is most ominous is the spread of the destructive idea that, because of climate change, all fossil fuels, including oil, must be kept in the ground. Russia bears some of the blame for that underhanded campaign, using social media to twist American public opinion against oil production to achieve its own devious goal: push up world oil prices. With Russia’s help, the keep-it-in-the-ground movement threatens to impede the production of oil offshore and stifle hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. At the same time, Russia is spearheading opposition to the construction of...
  • The "Open Question" On Vaccines and Autism

    04/22/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2008 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Perhaps the most puzzling thing about autism and ADD is that more than a decade into this public health crisis, our best, smartest government scientists and public health officials still say they have no idea what's causing it. Scary stuff, when parents having a child today realize there's at least an estimated 1 in 150 chance their child will have an autism disorder (1 in 90 if it's a boy). While the government has been utterly unable to stop it, or even tell us what is causing it, they say they do know one thing: it's not vaccines. But today,...
  • Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought

    04/22/2018 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    At least four people were killed and several others were injured early Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn., police said. The alleged gunman, Travis Reinking, 29, began shooting at patrons around 3:25 a.m. Sunday at the Waffle House, located about 16 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, before fleeing the scene, Metro Nashville police said. Authorities had initially said Reinking was a person of interest, but later said he has been identified as a suspect. "If you see a nude guy walking around this morning call the police department," Don Aaron of the Metro...
  • China's Xi says internet control key to stability

    04/21/2018 10:39:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 21, 2018
    Under Xi's rule China has increasingly tightened its grip on the internet, concerned about losing influence and control over a younger generation who are driving a diverse and vibrant online culture from livestreaming to blogs. "Without web security there's no national security, there's no economic and social stability, and it's difficult to ensure the interests of the broader masses," Xinhua cited Xi as saying. "We cannot let the internet become a platform for disseminating harmful information and stirring up trouble with rumours," he added in comments made at a cyber security conference in Beijing, Xinhua said. Chinese regulators have been...
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trump’s election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...
  • SunTrust announces possible breach of 1.5 million customer records

    04/21/2018 8:58:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Clark Howard ^ | 4-20-2018 | Theo Thimou
    What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach On April 20, SunTrust Bank announced that an insider may have stolen records on 1,500,000 customers with the criminal intent of sharing them outside the organization. The bank first became aware of the likelihood of “inappropriate access” of records in February. A subsequent internal investigation now points to an ex-employee for the alleged theft. It is believed the culprit tried to print the records and share them with a “criminal third party,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The investigation is still ongoing as the bank continues to work closely with...
  • SR 99 tunnel slated for fall opening: What to know about tolling, viaduct closure & more

    04/21/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Q13 FOX ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tyler Slauson
    SEATTLE -- Bertha finished boring the path for a new tunnel under Seattle nearly one year ago. Since then, construction crews have finished installing a double-deck highway end-to-end inside the tunnel. That leaves crews to finish installing and testing the $3.2 billion tunnel's advanced operational and safety systems. So when will the tunnel open? How much will tolls cost? And what happens to the Alaskan Way Viaduct? When will the tunnel open and what happens to the viaduct? After the tunnel is finished, crews will close the Alaskan Way Viaduct for several weeks to realign the highway to the tunnel....
  • Far left protesters target NRA lobbyists’ home

    04/21/2018 8:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post has a story today about a handful of far-left gun control activists looking to up the ante by making their protests more personal. They’re doing that by protesting at the home of NRA lobbyist Chris Cox and also by targeting his wife’s interior design business.
  • Delingpole: Greenie Reveals His Inner Eco-Fascist – Unleash ‘Regulatory Hell’

    04/21/2018 7:46:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | James Delingpole
    Beneath the warm cuddly exterior of the bunny-hugging greenie beats the heart of a fascist. If you ever doubted it, check out this Vox interview with William T Vollmann. Vollmann is an award-winning author and war correspondent once described as the most “ambitious, audacious writer working in America today” and tipped as a plausible Nobel Prize for Literature candidate. He claims once to have been a climate change ‘denier’ but not any more. The climate change threat is so dire, he believes, that only the most drastic solutions will do: It’s not just what some consumer does at home. It’s...
  • TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline update

    04/21/2018 6:57:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Bruce Thompson
    As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump signed presidential memoranda to revive both the KeystoneXL and Dakota Access pipelines by expediting the environmental review process. The Dakota Access pipeline is now in full operation. TransCanada’s annual report gives us an update on the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Climate Adaptation, Reparation and Restoration(ERF day celebrations!)

    04/21/2018 6:14:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Paul Driessen
    This Earth Day (April 22) we need to ask whether environmentalism has gone completely bonkers. Back in the 1970s, I skied Colorado’s cross-country and downhill slopes pretty regularly. Some years were incredible: many feet of snow as glorious to behold as to ski on. Other years, like 1977, I’d come around a bend on my XC skis, see nothing but rock in front of me, and just ditch. Who knew the industry I worked for in the later 70s was causing these climate and weather mood swings – even then, long before carbon dioxide levels hit the cataclysmic 400 ppm...
  • from the brink: kim suspends missile tests, shuts nuclear sites

    04/20/2018 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 04/20/1 | Hannity Staff
    North Korean authorities announced Friday evening that the Hermit Kingdom will suspend all missile tests and shut down its nuclear testing facilities; setting the stage for next month’s high-stakes meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. According to Fox News, the North Korean regime announced their decision to suspend their weapons programs just hours after delegations from North and South Korea held negotiations to find a “permanent” settlement to the 68-year long war. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. “The North will...
  • ‘Diamond and Silk’ to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee on ‘Social Media Filtering’

    04/20/2018 2:46:30 PM PDT · by ptsal · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04-20-2018 | David Rutz
    The flamboyant video blogging duo of "Diamond and Silk" will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week as part of a "hearing to examine social media filtering and policing practices." The House Judiciary Committee announced: On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine social media filtering and policing practices. This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and whether viewpoints have been silenced on some of the most popular and widely used platforms.
  • ESPN's Howard Bryant: Statistical Analysis in Baseball Is 'Equivalent of Racism'

    04/20/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by ethom · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | April 19, 2018 10:19 PM EDT | By Jay Maxson
    Major League Baseball just observed the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the race barrier, but it seems little has changed since 1947 when he endured appalling racism. ESPN's Howard Bryant (in photograph) claims that if Robinson was still alive today, "He would be facing the same sort of vitriol that Colin Kaepernick is facing today." Bryant made these and other pointed remarks about race on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap radio program. Oh, and statistical analysis is racist. It's not surprising that Bryant, an African-American and senior editor for ESPN The Magazine, said race relations haven't improved in...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity in Crawfordsville, Indiana, 28 April, 2018

    04/20/2018 1:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun turn in event in Crawfordsville, Indiana, delivers an opportunity for brave Second Amendment activists to obtain some nice guns for little money. Their actions would also create a media event to protect Second Amendment Rights. The event will be held at the Crawfordsville Police Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crawfordsville is about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.  From journalreview.com: Residents can turn in semi-automatic rifles, bump stocks or large-capacity clips in an upcoming program sponsored by a local church. Wabash Avenue Presbyterian invites owners to take the weapons and accessories to the Crawfordsville Police Department...
  • Poll: Nearly half of marijuana users admit to going to work while high

    04/20/2018 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Scripps Media ^ | Jan 29, 2018
    About half of marijuana users in states where it's legal say they've gone to work while under the influence of the drug ... Instamotor polled 600 self-identified marijuana users in states where recreational marijuana is legal ... Almost half -- 48 percent -- of respondents said they have gone to work high, with 39 percent stating that they go to work under the influence at least once per week. ... 50 percent said they would likely be fired if their boss knew they were high at work.
  • Trump's tweet gatecrashes OPEC's celebration

    04/20/2018 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2018 | by Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler, Dmitry Zhdannikov
    With oil prices hitting $75 per barrel, it was meant to be one of the smoothest meetings OPEC has had in recent years. The night before the meeting, the ministers gathered in Jeddah celebrated with a traditional Saudi sword dance - just as U.S. President Donald Trump had done when he visited Saudi Arabia last May. Little did they know that Trump was about to spoil their post-meeting party when he tweeted that oil prices had rallied too far. “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships...
  • Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners

    04/20/2018 9:04:25 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4-20-18 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Rather than continue hiring contractors to pair experts with communities, as has been done for years, SAMHSA’s new approach will “utilize local expertise” to provide technical assistance and training. This effort will “focus on the specific needs...