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Marxist group disbands because members were too rich, white

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.” —More…

By News on the Net -- Campus Reform- Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Full Story

Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy standoff case

LAS VEGAS — A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

Prosecutors had sought a maximum sentence of 73 years for Gregory Burleson after he was convicted of threatening and assaulting a federal officer, obstruction and traveling across state lines in aid of extortion.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Full Story

Charlie Gard’s Mom Shouts “What If It Was Your Child” After Judge Says Charlie Wil

Charlie Gard’s mother Connie Yates today left a courtroom in tears after the judge in the case said Charlie would have to die in a hospice if his parents and the London Hospital that has been refusing to treat him properly can’t come to an agreement over where he will be when his life support is removed.

Charlie’s parents have been fighting with the hospital over whether or not they can take him home so he can be surrounded by friends and family after he is removed from life support. However the hospital has refused to allow him to go home — saying that it doesn’t think his ventilator would be able to fit through the front door of his house.—More….

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Hamas Ruled a Terrorist Organization by European Court of Justice

Radical Islamist movement Hamas has been officially declared a terrorist organization by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after judges in the European Union’s most senior court ruled the group should remain on an EU-wide terror blacklist.

The EU originally imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist group, after the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda terror attacks on New York and Washington.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

ADL slams Trump ban on trans soldiers as ‘blatantly discriminatory’

The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday denounced the decision by US President Donald Trump to bar transgender people from serving in the military, calling the new policy “deeply objectionable and blatantly discriminatory.”

“It’s a sad day when the President of the United States declares that transgender Americans are unwelcome in the United States military,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO said in statement. “This policy is deeply objectionable – it devalues individual Americans and is blatantly discriminatory. We’ll fight against this unpatriotic ban of transgender troops. We cannot let bigotry stop Americans from serving their country.—More…

By News on the Net -- Times of Israel- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

U.S. mayor charged in corruption case

The mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been charged in a pay-for-play corruption case, according to documents released Wednesday.

In a whopping 55-count indictment, Democratic Mayor Edwin Pawlowski was among three people suspected of bribery, extortion, wire fraud, and other charges in a scheme whereby campaign donors were rewarded with generous city contracts.—More…

By News on the Net -- Dennismichaellynch- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Venezuelans Stockpile Food and Water Ahead of Maduro Power Grab

Venezuelans are stockpiling scarce food and water as tensions mount ahead of a widely criticized Sunday vote that President Nicolas Maduro has called to elect an assembly of supporters to rewrite the constitution and strengthen his grip on power.

Maduro—who’s presided over an increasingly autocratic regime that has imperiled the country’s six-decade democracy and left the economy and society in shambles—is showing few signs of backing down despite growing pressure. He’s broadcast a deluge of propaganda supporting the assembly even as outraged opposition leaders called a general strike Wednesday to forestall it. And opposition is international: The Trump administration sanctioned 13 senior Venezuela officials Wednesday, including the interior minister and the national oil company’s vice president for finance. The head of the Organization of American States has called for elections and Spain’s former prime minister is trying to broker a deal.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Trump to Announce Apple Supplier Foxconn Opening Wisconsin Plant

President Donald Trump will announce Wednesday that Foxconn Technology Group plans a new factory in Wisconsin, fulfilling the Taiwanese manufacturing giant’s promise to invest in the U.S.

The factory will open in the home district of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, who personally lobbied Trump and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to help secure the plant. It’s expected to employ about 3,000 people at first and, after an initial $10 billion investment, the facility is scheduled to expand over a 2 1/2-year period, according to a person familiar with the plans who requested anonymity to discuss the announcement before it was made.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

In a Robot Economy, All Humans Will Be Marketers

The fear that robots, or more generally smart software, will put us all out of work is one of dominant economic memes of our time. But that fear is misplaced. We’re unlikely to see mass unemployment; rather, workers will shift into new economic sectors—albeit with transition pains—as has always been the case. The real risk is that the robots will push too many of us into less socially productive jobs—especially those in marketing.

Let’s consider the ATM. Contrary to what many people think, the widespread adoption of automated teller machines in the 1990s didn’t significantly diminish the demand for bank tellers. ATMs made bank branches easier and cheaper to operate, and that led banks to hire more staff, including tellers.—More..

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Navy SEAL embraces wife for first time since tragic accident

Too special not to share… #staystrongjonnygrant

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A touching video of a Navy SEAL standing and embracing his wife four months after a traumatic car accident left him with a severe brain injury has been viewed by more than 3 million people. Jonathan Grant, 36, was serving as a combat medic instructor at Fort Bragg at the time of the accident, according to the couple’s GoFundMe page.

He suffered a diffuse axonal injury (DAI), and was in a coma for nearly two months as doctors gave him just a 10 percent chance of survival. His Pilates instructor wife, Laura, has stood by his side throughout his recovery, which included moving to a Richmond, Virginia, rehabilitation facility where Grant could receive intensive therapy.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Walmart unveils manufacturing plan to create 1.5 million new jobs

Walmart Inc. (WMT) met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the United States.

The meeting included a discussion with key individuals on both sides of the aisle about the biggest challenges the U.S. manufacturing sector currently faces. Using an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group and Walmart sourcing data, the company crafted a 10-point plan to “recapture” an estimated $300 billion in imported consumer goods, stoking job growth in the process.—More..

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

OSLO, July 26 (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.—More…

By News on the Net -- Reuters- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Trump Bars Transgender People From US Military

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.”

Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military. —More…

By News on the Net -- NewsMax- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book: Make way for the pity party

That’s right. Clinton’s new book will reportedly double down on the Russian election interference angle — as well as one that rings in former FBI chief James Comey as a heavy factor in her loss, too.

She just wants to get the story out, her friends privately say. —More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Pentagon Withholds Pakistan Military Funding over Tolerating Taliban

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Congress this week that Pakistan will not receive some $50 million in outstanding military reimbursements from the 2016 fiscal year because the Pakistani government has not done enough to fight the Taliban and its allies, such as the Haqqani network.

“The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network per the requirement in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump explained to CNN on Friday.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Jeff Sessions Begins Cutting Funding To Sanctuary Cities

Spat or no spat, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is moving ahead with the Trump administration’s agenda of ending the sanctuary city nonsense. Last week, Sessions made a trip to Philadelphia where he denounced the lawlessness of the sanctuary city movement. Today, he took it a step further.

The target is a grant program called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. As the website says:—More…

By News on the Net -- Red State- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Minimum wage hikes to cost Loblaw an extra $190M next year

Loblaw Companies Ltd. says minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta and health care reform in Quebec are expected to hurt its bottom line.

The grocery and drug store operator says the minimum wage increases announced in Ontario and Alberta are expected to increase its labour expenses by about $190 million in 2018.—More…

By News on the Net -- CBC- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Trump Dossier Firm Are ‘Highly Paid Smear Experts,’ Human Rights Activist Will Tell Sena

A prominent human rights activist is providing the Senate Judiciary Committee with new information on Wednesday about Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the dossier of anti-Trump research compiled last year by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Thor Halvorrsen, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, says in a letter to the committee that Fusion GPS targeted him and several other people because of their criticism of Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan energy company reportedly under investigation for an alleged multi-billion dollar kickback scheme.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story

Labour Commits to Full, Clean Brexit from EU’s Single Market, Customs Union

The Labour Party’s leadership has finally acknowledged that Britain must have a full, clean Brexit from the EU’s Single Market and the Customs Union to fulfil the public vote to leave the bloc on June 23rd 2016.

Barry Gardiner, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, put the case forward in an article for the Guardian – a Left-liberal, Remain-supporting outlet – in which he claimed anything less than a so-called ‘Hard Brexit’ would be “considered a con” by the voting public.—More..

By News on the Net - Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Full Story