Port Authority explosion reports prompt police response in New York City

Police are responding to reports of an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority during Monday morning’s rush hour, prompting evacuations on multiple subway lines.

NYPD and the FDNY confirmed to Fox News they are investigating reports of an explosion “of an unknown origin” near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Police tweeted A, C, E subways lines are being evacuated.—More…

 

By Fox News - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier

EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.—More…

By Fox News - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

To CNN Today’s NYC Terrorist Attack Was A Diet Coke

To CNN Today’s NYC Terrorist Attack Was A Diet Coke

Ever since they were caught in the act of faking Friday’s “bombshell” news, CNN execs have been tripping all over their own neckties trying to make viewers forget that it ever happened.

“No one better describes the Lie Team than Glenn Greenwald.: (The Intercept, Dec. 9, 2017)

“Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.”

By Judi McLeod - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court

Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court
The Christian Baker who refused to bake a cake with a homosexual wedding message on it lost everything.  The business is gone.  They went bankrupt.  The court case, however, lives on, and The United States Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on it.  This is dangerous.  I am not excited when the federal government, especially the courts, begins to stick their fingers into issues regarding our rights.  In fact, the Constitution strictly forbids it.

Natural Rights have five characteristics, four of which are listed in the Declaration of Independence.

  1. We are entitled to our natural rights.
  2. Our rights are self-evident.
  3. We were endowed with our rights by our Creator (rights are God-given).
  4. Our rights are unalienable.
  5. The rights of one person extends only to the limits of the rights of another.

 

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Minnesota Public Radio disappears everything Garrison Keillor ever did . . . like it was never there

Minnesota Public Radio disappears everything Garrison Keillor ever did . . . like it was never there
This is now taking on the characteristics of a moral panic. It’s no longer enough to just fire or otherwise disassociate yourself with the sexual harasser. You now have to try to pretend you never had anything to do with him, even if he the person most associated with your organization for decades.

So it is with Minnesota Public Radio and Garrison Keillor, who has been MPR’s most recognizable face and voice forever. Wait. Check that. Who’s Garrison Keillor? MPR has never heard of anyone by that name!

Garrison Keillor has been disappeared into the Memory Hole. If you look for his biography or the archived shows from a half century of “A Prairie Home Companion” on the website of Minnesota Public Radio since his fall from grace, you’ll now find only this: “Sorry, but there’s no page here.”

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Trump trashes Don Lemon as ‘the dumbest man on television.’ CNN has meltdown about ‘bullying.’

Trump trashes Don Lemon as 'the dumbest man on television.
I’ll be honest. I don’t know if Don Lemon (a guy who once wondered if black holes had swallowed a missing airplane) is the “dumbest man on television.” He might be. He could also be the smartest.  Like I said, I don’t know.  I also don’t care.

What I do know is this:

By Robert Laurie - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Virginia Politicians Surprised Drivers Object to Destination Tax

Virginia Politicians Surprised Drivers Object to Destination Tax
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened a new toll road recently. The highway has been in existence since 1982, but the toll gantries are new. Rush hour tolling, between 5:30 and 9:30 AM, is a test of how badly you want to reach The Swamp.

VDOT uses a system called ‘dynamic tolling’, which works out to ‘do you feel lucky’? Instead of a nice predictable toll that’s the same every morning, Swamp Pike tolls adjust according to how much traffic is on the road. The goal is to keep One Percenters and vehicular communes moving along at a nice, even 55 mph.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

New York: Suicide bomber survives, is in police custody

New York: Suicide bomber survives, is in police custody
By now, you’ve most likely seen the news. This morning, a man in New York strapped a bomb to himself and entered one of the city’s busiest transit locations, intending to detonate the device when the hub was at capacity.  According to various reports, the device didn’t work properly and went off early.  While four people were wounded, there were no fatalities due to the mis-timed explosion.

I guess this is the new - and infuriating - definition of “lucky.”

According to the New York Times, the terrorist survived the blast and is in custody.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Always Believe the Women––Really?

sexual-harassment
It’s become de rigeur for public figures and media personalities to repeat the tired mantra: Always believe the women. This refers, of course, to any accusation of sexual harassment, no matter how far in the past it took place and even if it was interpreted at the time as innocent flirting.

Leftists seized on the harassment lawsuits that took place at the Fox News Network last year, when Andrea Tantaros, Gretchen Carlson, and other broadcasters walked away with multimillion-dollar settlements after accusing the late chairman, Roger Ailes, and the host with through-the-roof ratings, Bill O’Reilly, of sexual harassment.

Seeing that their Russian-collusion fairy tale was going in the wrong direction––indeed pointing every day to massive collusion between Democrats and Russia––the by-now hysterical anti-Trumpers figured that the sexual-harassment gig was a sure-fire way to bring down their nemesis and rake in some big bucks at the same time.

By Joan Swirsky - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Stuck in the ‘60s, John Lewis is not a voice of anything positive today

John Lewis
John Lewis.

He is just the latest example of people and organizations looking for relevance in all the wrong places. Not attending the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi because President Trump attends is not a civil rights statement. It is a dated divisive statement for the few people who continue to think his actions and protests are relevant.

John Lewis’s actions, which get media attention, are not relevant, and most people do not care. Most of us have moved on past the America of the 1960s.

By Herman Cain - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Is Free Speech in Trouble?

Is Free Speech in Trouble?
Never in the history of the United States has the right of “freedom of speech” been so challenged as in the last decade or so.  If you have an opinion that does not comply with a certain group or groups, you might become subject of abuse, censorship, and even threats of physical harm.  The sector of the population most susceptible to this denial of free speech are the conservatives and people of religious faith, who have been targeted for repression of their views, thoughts, and ideas.  A perfect example is the recently admitted IRS (Internal Revenue Service) attacks against conservative groups prior to the 2012 election.  After repeated lawsuits, the IRS finally has agreed that they “illegally” targeted these groups and have now agreed to reimburse these conservative groups for the IRS harassment of denying or delaying their petitions for tax exempt status.  But, there have been no meaningful penalties against the perpetrators of this prejudicial action, including the past IRS supervisor, Lois Lerner, who got away “scot free” and was allowed to retire with a very nice government pension.

By Chuck Lehmann - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
On December 6th, President Trump announced his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two days later, at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the other 14 members of the Council, including U.S. allies such as France, the United Kingdom and Italy, ganged up on the United States to condemn President Trump’s decision. Allies and adversaries of the U.S., one after the other, claimed that President Trump’s decision had defied international consensus on how to achieve a viable two-state solution, violated international law and risked destabilizing the region as well as imperiling the peace process. Bolivia’s ambassador was the most strident, demanding that the Security Council take action against President Trump’s decision if it wanted to avoid becoming “an occupied territory.”

To add insult to injury, the UN ambassadors from five member states of the European Union – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden and Germany - further criticized President Trump’s decision in a joint statement they read following the adjournment of the Security Council meeting. They claimed the decision “is not in line with Security Council resolutions and is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

MSM Now Running With Their Pants on Fire

MSM Now Running With Their Pants on Fire
The truth FINALLY got its pants back on Friday while mainstream media liars were caught flashing their dirty undies at the masses, their lies having already traveled halfway around the world.

This time, the odious stench of burning coming from CNN, CBS, MSNBC and the far more cunning Washington Post, all of whose pants were on fire, went viral.

With most attention riveted on Liar King CNN, CBS and MSNBC came jumping, flames and all, into the lie pit‚Äîallowing the WaPo’s David Weigel to almost wiggle out of his lies.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

DOJ Investigating Planned Parenthood

DOJ Investigating Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now investigating Planned Parenthood regarding the sale of aborted baby body parts for profit. Last Friday, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which purchased aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, agreed to pay $7.785 million and cease all business operations in California.

Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting unredacted documents underlying a 2016 investigation by the committee into the exchange of human fetal tissue that had been donated for research by women who got abortions.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Obama Tells Alabama Voters to Reject Roy Moore in Robocall

Former President Barack Obama threw his weight behind Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones in a robocall recorded in recent days, CNN reported Monday.

Obama recorded his message at the same time President Donald Trump stepped up his campaigning for GOP candidate Roy Moore.—More….

By News on the Net -- Roll Call- Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Dryden Regional Health Centre copes with spike in electricity bills

Dryden Regional Health Centre copes with spike in electricity bills
TORONTO, ON: Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that the electricity bills for Dryden Regional Health Centre have faced a steep increase over the last five years.

The documents show bills that are increasing, growing from $310,290 in 2012-13 to $446,464 in 2016-17, an increase of almost 44 per cent.

“How is the Dryden Regional Health Centre expected to manage their budget when electricity bills have rising dramatically every year?” asked CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they have for patients.”

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Paramount Transforms giant alien robots into 4K

Paramount Transforms giant alien robots into 4K
If you’re looking for a home theatre experience that’s state-of-the-art, but won’t tax the little grey cells excessively, Paramount Home Video has just the new titles for you: Transformers!

I’m usually up for suspending my disbelief when it comes to a good yarn, whether sci-fi, fantasy or whatever, but I must say the Transformers movies really, really challenge that. It isn’t just that the screenplays of the sequels I’ve seen are incoherent, but I find the whole concept of a race of giant living robots that can change into a variety of cars, trucks, aircraft and the like kind of, well, silly. But if you can get past that, like I got past it in the first movie, you’re in for a typically Michael Bay action shoot ‘em up.

Paramount is releasing four of the five Transformers movies on 4K disc, with HDR, in Canada - though a shortage of review samples led to them sending only the second and fourth outings in the profitable franchise: Revenge of the Fallen and Age of Extinction. And as much as I enjoyed the 4K versions for their excellent audio and video, I was more than ready to stop watching after sitting through this pair and grateful that I’d dodged a bullet by not having to watch the others as well.

By Jim Bray - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Our Belly proves we’re not Gods this Holiday Season

Our Belly proves we’re not Gods this Holiday Season
This is the season to be jolly, and the last thing I want to do is spoil the holiday festivities. But, unfortunately, the office parties, family dinners, excess wine and fellowship of singing “Auld Lang Syne, all take a toll on one’s stomach. So, can you lessen the damage of hot fire beneath the breastbone? And what are the pitfalls in the treatment of this common discomfort?

Heartburn is triggered by several factors. The lower esophageal muscle   (LEM) at the end of the food pipe can become weak and inefficient at times.  So if you “eat the whole thing”, excess gas is created in the stomach and the laws of physics say something has to give. This results in the LEM opening, and gas, along with the stomach’s acidic juice, flows into the esophagus causing inflammation.

The Gifford-Jones Law states “one bad problem leads to another and another.” So if this scenario is repeated over and over, chronic inflammation can end in a condition called Barrett’s Esophagus. This can turn into esophageal cancer in one of every 200 cases. A big price to pay for gluttony.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Press

By Right Side Broadcasting - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story