Mainstream political polls commit fraud

The credibility of mainstream political polls took a serious hit following the 2016 election. Most predicted an easy victory for Hillary Clinton. The entire political class believed she was a shoo-in, and that the election would be a mere formality. But the polls and the pundits were wrong, glaringly so.

It appears they are wrong again, because they persist in making the same mistakes they have been making for years.

Most pollsters and pundits report that President Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank — consistently in the mid- to upper-30 percent range. His disapproval rates average a whopping 57 percent, according to the polls cited below.

The following table reveals why.


Canada one of highest spenders among universal health-care countries, but ranks near bottom on numbe

VANCOUVER—Despite spending more on health care than almost every other comparable country with universal health care, Canada ranks near the bottom in the number of physicians and acute care beds—and suffers from the longest wait times, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Canadians pay a lot for their universal health-care system, but compared to other countries with universal health care, our system performs poorly on a number of key measures,” said Bacchus Barua, associate director of health policy studies at the Fraser Institute and co-author of Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Asylum seekers pour into Canada from the US

Thousands of Haitian immigrants are fleeing from the United States to Canada, fearing deportation back to Haiti as their future uncertain under the Trump administration.

Approximately 58,000 Haitian with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) reside in the United States. TPS was enacted after a massive earthquake struck their country in 2010 and allows TPS recipients to legally work and live in the United States without fear of deportation.—More…

By News on the Net -- Circa- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

New Zealand rocked by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake as a ‘powerful tremor’ strikes Wellington

New Zealand has been rocked by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake which struck southwest of Invercargill, followed by a 5.1 magnitude quake northeast of Seddon.

The quake caused ‘moderate shaking’ reported Geonet.— More….

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Stagnant Ontario Wages Should Come As No Shock To Kathleen Wynne

This article was previously published in the Huffington Post.

In news that shocked no one in Ontario, it turns out we’re not doing as well as the rest of Canada.

New data from the 2016 census revealed that Canadian incomes have jumped, but that Ontario has bucked the trend with slow growth, more low income households, and a manufacturing decline.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

CNN left out that those were Obama diplomatic officials analyzing Trump’s UN speech for 30 minutes

Here’s something you may have missed this week:

CNN featured commentary from two former State Department officials Tuesday immediately following President Trump’s address before the U.N. General Assembly, but the network made no mention of the fact that the analysis came from Obama hires.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Media Ignore Leading Democrat’s Salacious Corruption Trial

Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) ongoing public corruption and bribery trial commenced two weeks ago today, yet the mainstream media have barely bothered to afford the Democratic scandal any substantial amount of coverage.

Menendez is the first sitting senator in 36 years to undergo a federal corruption trial. The New Jersey Democrat was indicted in 2015 on bribery and corruption charges. He has been accused of wielding his political power and influence to dissuade the Department of Health and Human Services from collecting the $8 million his ophthalmologist friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, owed in fines. The federal government also alleged that Menendez pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in re-election campaign contributions for personal trips.—More….

By News on the Net -- Lifezette- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima

A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima.

Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. —More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Police: That ‘white power’ graffiti all over town wasn’t what it first appeared to be

The last time I brought you police news from my city, I was under suspicion for bank robbery. I didn’t do it. (I didn’t!)

This time we were told on Monday morning that some white supremacist nazi had spray-painted “white power” and swastikas all over Royal Oak, and pretty close to my neighborhood too.

I suspected as soon as this story came out that it was another hate-crime hoax. Was it? Well, here’s what the Royal Oak Police Department reported back to the community after a mere day of investigating:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Temple to Journalist’s Self–Regard Falls on Hard Times

Evidently, America just wasn’t that in to you.

The Newseum, a 250,000–square–foot Nexus of Narcissism for America’s journalists is in danger of closing. Originally opened 20 years ago, the Newseum is journalism’s valentine to itself. A museum designed to tell a breathless public everything it could possibly want to know about all that’s warm and wonderful about reporters.

By Michael R. Shannon - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

President Trump Stands Up at the UN for America and Against Totalitarianism

President Donald Trump came to the United Nations this week as the “representative of the American people,” not as the “global citizen” that Barack Obama had fancied himself to be. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, when Obama asked his global audiences to lend him their ears, he came to bury America under a heap of apologies for its alleged past misdeeds, not to praise America. President Trump could not have presented a starker contrast. He praised the U.S. Constitution as “the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law.” He spoke out against the evils of our time –singling out radical Islamist terrorists and the rogue authoritarian regimes of North Korea, Iran and socialist Venezuela - with moral clarity reminiscent of former President Ronald Reagan.

By Joseph A. Klein - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Mueller, have you found any dirt on Trump?

By Dag Barkley - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Sushi’s sublime secrets (video)

WASHINGTON — Sushi is sublime. Just fresh fish and seasoned rice in its simplest form served one on top of the other, or rolled up with some veggies in a seaweed wrapper. What creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri? Take a deep dive into the chemistry of rice, fish and seaweed in this video from Reactions

 

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Trump U.N. speech was vintage Trump: Nigel Farage

By News on the Net - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Concerns About Crowd Size for Trump-Luther Strange Event; To Be Held at Smaller Venue Than ‘16 Rally

Friday, President Donald Trump will appear in Huntsville, AL to promote the candidacy of Luther Strange, who is competing in a runoff election for the Republican Party’s nomination for the Alabama U.S. Senate special election.

But it won’t be at the same venue in Huntsville that Trump received the endorsement of Jeff Sessions on the eve of Alabama’s 2016 GOP presidential primary. Instead, Trump’s appearance will be at the smaller Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, 10 miles east of Madison City Stadium, the site of his 2016 event.—More…

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

France may make wolf-whistling and asking women for their phone number a CRIMINAL offence

WOLF-WHISTLING is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public.

Under new plans bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited.—More…

By News on the Net -- The Sun- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Mexico earthquake death toll surpasses 200

Desperate searchers shouted “quiet” and listened for faint voices in the rubble where a Mexican school once stood, as rescuers used trained dogs and their bare hands to reach any survivors of Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people.

The powerful earthquake struck near the town of Raboso in Puebla, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. By Wednesday, the death toll rose to 225 after the quake toppled homes, schools and apartment buildings.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Trump rally invite Black Lives Matter up on stage—two minutes to say what they want to say

I’ve seen things like this before. One that comes to mind was during Michigan’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign when Democrat nominee Virg Bernero showed up at a rally for Republican nominee Rick Snyder. Bernero’s intent was to create a confrontation. Snyder diffused it by inviting Bernero to join him on stage and turn the rally into a joint Q&A, which reflected well on both men and was actually much more informative than a media-moderated debate would ever be.

But the potential for trouble in that situation was not what it might have appeared to be here. I watched the video once and suspected that “Now This” had staged the whole thing. But a little more research generated enough independent coverage that I’m convinced this really happened. We need more of it, but this is an excellent start:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

OMG! Twitter Aflutter Over Whether Trump Had Sip Of Wine

President Trump doesn’t drink. His brother, Fred, eight years older, was an alcoholic and warned his little brother.

“He would tell me, ‘Don’t ever drink. Don’t ever drink,’” Trump said. So, he never did. Sadly, Fred Trump died at just 42.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Hmmmmmm . . . could the GOP kill ObamaCare simply by disavowing one thing?

I bet no Congress has ever done this before: Intentionally change a law specifically for the purpose of making it unconstitutional. A legislative poison pill of sorts. Yet has there ever been a law that needed it as badly as this one does? ObamaCare is unconstitutional on its face, yet Chief Justice Roberts saved it in 2012 with a rather novel interpretation that said the individual mandate isn’t really what it clearly is.

Why not clarify via new legislation that the law is every bit as unconstitutional as Roberts should have found it to be in the first place? James Blumstein, director of Vanderbilt University’s Health Policy Center, thinks it just might work:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story