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  • Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat [FLASHBACK]

    01/15/2018 11:57:53 PM PST · by Enchante
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | July 21, 2017 | AP Staff
    HONOLULU — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for coping with a nuclear attack as North Korea develops nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can reach the islands.
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 2 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...
  • Walmart plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs

    01/15/2018 9:59:49 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 8 replies
    Fox Business / WSJ ^ | 2018 January 12 | Dow Jones Newswires
    A day after promising to give its store workers raises and bonuses, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is preparing to hand out pink slips at its headquarters. The giant retailer, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., and employs more than 1.5 million people in the U.S., plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs ..... < snip > ..... The job cuts are expected to be broad based, focused on workers primarily at the company's headquarters ..... < snip >
  • Bomb threats issued against Pope Francis ahead of Chile visit

    01/15/2018 9:59:28 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 7 replies
    Crux News ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Bomb threats issued against Pope Francis ahead of Chile visit Several Catholic churches were attacked in Santiago de Chile during the early hours of Friday, days before Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in the Latin American country. These pamphlets were left behind in two of the churches attacked, reading, among other things, “Pope Francis, the next bombs will be in your cassock.” (Credit: Twitter, Claudio Mancilla.) Share: ROME - Just days before Pope Francis’s scheduled arrival in Santiago on Monday, three incendiary devices exploded in three Catholic churches in Chile’s capital, while a fourth was defused. In one location,...
  • Twitter: 2 min 20 sec video of homeless in Orange County - UNBELIEVABLE!

    01/15/2018 9:53:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    Click on the link above. The video actually goes on for 10 minutes, but Twitter only allows 2:20 of it to be posted. Beyond disgusting. We spend 125 billion a year on illegal aliens and allow this tragedy in our country. (I suspect that there are illegals among them but how many I have no idea.)
  • Fed's Misconduct In Cliven Bundy Case Stems From Ruby Ridge

    01/15/2018 9:48:04 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-15-2017 | James Bovard
    Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with the FBI and Bureau of Land Management in 2014. Navarro condemned the "grossly shocking” withholding of evidence from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in prison for the rest of their lives. Navarro, who had declared a mistrial last month, dismissed all charges against the Bundys. Navarro was especially riled because the FBI spent three years covering up...
  • Of Crudeness and Truth - Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest

    01/15/2018 9:01:10 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Andrew Klavan
    Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack. This is racism! This is sexism! This is some sort of phobia! I’m shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company! No one is really shocked, of course. This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will...
  • Busta Rhymes headlines Phil Murphy pre-inaugural concert

    01/15/2018 8:48:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 14, 2018 | Sara Jerde
    It felt like a homecoming. The setting was perfect for it -- a pitch dark gymnasium illuminated by strobe lights that danced to the blaring club music while people stood around waiting for the action to get started. And it was a homecoming, at least in a sense, for the people who helped Phil Murphy get elected and transition him into leading New Jersey. He thanked them all -- especially the millennials -- from the stage Sunday night.
  • Frank Luntz asks how you’d feel if someone called your hometown a s**thole, gets his answer

    01/15/2018 8:46:28 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 55 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01-15-2018 | Brett T
    Count Frank Luntz among those unimpressed by President Trump’s alleged use of the word “shithole” during an Oval Office meeting about DACA, immigration, and border security. He didn’t tear up over it on air like Anderson Cooper, but still …
  • Evaluating the Damage: Immigration’s Impact on Black Americans......

    01/15/2018 8:37:28 PM PST · by caww · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2018 | John Binder
    Given the inordinately high unemployment rates for low skilled black workers (the highest for all racial and ethnic groups for whom data is collected), it is obvious that the major loser in this competition are low skilled black workers. This is not surprising, since if employers have an opportunity to hire illegal immigrant workers, they will always give them preference over legal workers of any race or ethnic background. This is because illegal immigrant workers view low skilled jobs in the American economy as being highly preferable to the job opportunities in their homelands that they have left
  • Law-Abiding American Families Are the Victims in the Dreamers Debacle.....

    01/15/2018 8:21:27 PM PST · by caww · 3 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Jan. 15, 2018 | Bryan Crabtree
    The villain is the Democrat Party, which for the sake of creating a larger voting constituency of so-called victims diminishes these vulnerable people as useful idiots for their will of power. Democrats care nothing about the actual lives of these people. From Hollywood to New York to the streets of Washington, elite liberals in our country build walls around their own homes and compounds to keep these people away from them. They constantly attempt to disarm the rest of America by taking our guns — while they find the peace and security of armed guards.
  • Dems ‘Terrified’ of Trump Cracking Black Vote, Civil Rights Leader Says....

    01/15/2018 8:15:15 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Jan. 15, 2018 | Brendan Kirby 15 Jan 2018
    “Democrats are terrified that this president gets somewhere north of 10 to 15 percent of the black vote,” said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) .. “And they’re terrified because, if that happens, then it is first of all, mathematically, electorally impossible for a Democrat to win.” Innis added, “But more than that, it is because they are so invested in having a monopoly of the black vote, and that monopoly is based on blacks as forever seeing themselves as victims, forever seeing themselves as victims of racism, of economic depravity of the white man.”
  • Murphy must address growing segregation in schools

    01/15/2018 8:15:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Christian Estevez
    New Jersey has some of the best public schools in the country. But our current system is not operating on a level playing field. While wealthy suburban schools continue to provide rich educational experiences for their mostly white student population, too many Latino and African American students attend segregated schools hampered by intense poverty. We allowed segregation to permeate our state education system for too long, institutionalizing a separate but equal doctrine. New Jersey's schools are among the top five most segregated in the country. This decades-long failure continued under both parties. The Latino Action Network is heartened that Governor-Elect...
  • Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

    01/15/2018 7:50:11 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 34 replies
    Yahoo! / AFP ^ | 1/15/18 | Anonymous
    Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday. Many people -- when they feel a sneeze coming on -- block all the exits, essentially swallowing the sneeze's explosive force. Just how dangerous this can be was illustrated when a 34-year-old man showed up at the emergency service of a hospital in Leicester, England recently, with a swollen neck and in extreme pain. "The patient described a popping sensation in his neck after he tried to halt a sneeze by pinching the nose and holding his mouth...
  • As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

    01/15/2018 7:45:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | JANUARY 15, 2018 | Jonathan Martin, Michael D. Shear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week, raising the possibility of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences for lawmakers in both parties.Democrats facing re-election in states that Mr. Trump carried in 2016 fear that a government funding crisis, precipitated by an immigration showdown, could imperil their campaigns. And they are growing increasingly uneasy that liberal colleagues eyeing White House bids are demanding that any spending bill beyond a stopgap measure that expires on Jan. 19 include protections for...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Tells Us to Take Personal Responsibility, Not Blame Others

    01/15/2018 7:44:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 15, 2018 | D.C. MCALLISTER
    In 1953, Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church that we need to hear today, because it’s about something we’ve forgotten as we stoke the flames of anger and blame others for our real and perceived sufferings — it’s about personal responsibility. Our refusal to accept responsibility is a rot within our society, a cancer that is eating away at our institutions, relationships, and liberty. We point fingers at others instead of pointing them at ourselves. We see ourselves as victims of everything — the economy, government action or inaction, other people, our parents, our...
  • US embassy warns citizens over anti-Trump demos [Switzerland: World Economic Forum]

    01/15/2018 7:44:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 15 January 2018 11:01 CET+01:00
    The United States embassy in Bern has issued a warning to its citizens in Switzerland to stay away from demonstrations ahead of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. A demonstration alert published on its website said protests were expected in Bern, Geneva, Zürich, Davos and possibly other places in the run-up to the WEF, which begins on January 23rd. The alert, published on January 12th, came a day before a planned demonstration in Bern against the WEF and the visit of US President Donald Trump. Several hundred anti-capitalists took part in a march through the center of Bern on...
  • A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

    01/15/2018 7:20:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    NHPR ^ | January 15, 2018 | NHPR
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose popularity soared during his first term but then fell from grace, leaves office Tuesday. The Republican served a term-limited eight years in a majority blue state and spent much of that time in the national limelight as he built a reputation as a "tell-it-like-it-is" politician. But the Bridgegate scandal, a losing campaign for president and a day spent on a closed beach during a government shutdown left him with the lowest approval ratings for any governor in New Jersey history. In Christie's first year, a YouTube video of a press conference went viral when...
  • Justice Scalia Found Trump 'Fascinating' and 'Refreshing'

    01/15/2018 7:18:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was a fan of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Bryan Garner a friend and now biographer of Scalia told The Wall Street Journal Monday.Garner, a long-time literary collaborator with Scalia and friend, said that the late justice “thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank.”He had spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries just a week before his death.Garner added that while Scalia liked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, “he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so...