DOJ Appeals Military “Transgender” Ruling

DOJ Appeals Military Transgender Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an appeal in a D.C. federal appeals court after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the military must begin accepting so-called “transgender” recruits on January 1, despite opposition from President Trump and the Pentagon.

The DOJ is currently reviewing the legal options to ensure that the president’s directive can be implemented. The Pentagon, under the direction of former President Obama, had originally set the January 1 deadline before President Trump declared a ban on all “transgender” military personnel earlier this year.

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing

By Right Side Broadcasting - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Trump’s domestic energy boom is lowering oil prices globally

Trump's domestic energy boom is lowering oil prices globally
There are actually people who think it’s a bad thing if oil prices drop, and this includes people in the American foreign policy establishment. They worry that low prices will “destabilize” (they use that word a lot) geopolitical structures and force the long-time status quo into question.

They’re half right. Low oil prices can do all of this. But where they’re wrong is in thinking it’s a bad thing.

Since taking office, one of President Trump’s most important policy decisions has been to take the shackles off U.S. domestic energy production, which we’ve told you before has had the effect of strengthening the U.S. position in global energy markets while lowering prices worldwide. Now we’re seeing another impact of this policy. Many of the bad actors of the world, who depended on artificially high oil prices to fund their regimes, are in a world of hurt:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon
Design is becoming more thought provoking.

I notice this as I admire the new Fiat Tipo station wagon, parked on my driveway.

There’s barely a straight panel on it and that’s nothing to do with my driving! This has led me to cast my mind back to vehicles of the past. It seems that curves started to become fashionable in the ‘60s on the likes of the E-type Jaguar but many cars of that period were still boxy and this was the case right through to the ‘80s, even the ‘90s where straight lines still prevailed on the likes of the Vauxhall Cavalier. Of course this is a very general perception and there were exceptions to the rule such as TVR and the more specialist manufacturers. Over the next 20 years those straight lines were gradually rounded off, think of the Ford Granada and Vauxhall Omega. But we now live in a different era, one where manufacturers have gone back to the drawing board and created something that combines both straight lines and curves. The Fiat Tipo is a good example of this. The front wheel arches are a tasteful blend of slightly boxy curvaceousness which joins up with the equally well crafted bonnet. It looks chunkier from the side than head on. And it’s a good effect. This is offset by the two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels.

By Tim Saunders - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Preventing psoriasis with vanillin

Preventing psoriasis with vanillin
Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin’s versatility doesn’t stop there. In a recent mouse study reported in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that this compound could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Bioelectronic ‘nose’ can detect food spoilage by sensing the smell of death

Bioelectronic 'nose' can detect food spoilage by sensing the smell of death, cadaverine
Strong odors are an indicator that food has gone bad, but there could soon be a new way to sniff foul smells earlier on. As reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a bioelectronic “nose” that can specifically detect a key decay compound at low levels, enabling people to potentially take action before the stink spreads. It can detect rotting food, as well as be used to help find victims of natural disasters or crimes.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

‘Stressed out’ cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate

'Stressed out' cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate
Most people agree that chocolate tastes great, but is there a way to make it taste even better? Perhaps, according to scientists who looked at different conditions that can put a strain on cocoa trees. Reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they say that although the agricultural method used to grow cocoa trees doesn’t matter that much, the specific weather conditions do.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Why do some people hate cilantro? (video)

WASHINGTON — Cilantro is a popular seasoning, adding flavor to tacos and noodle dishes across the globe. But to some people, it just tastes like soap. What’s going on here? Reactions explains why some people can’t help their cilantro-phobia. Hint: their repulsion has to do with genetics.

 

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Cielo Waste Solutions Inc. (CSE:CMC) Update

Cielo Waste Solutions Inc

Despite decades of educating North Americans on the benefits of recycling, plus cutting-edge technologies that sort and recycle everything from tires to table scraps, billions of tonnes of garbage continue to be dumped into landfills and into our oceans every year.

What is abundantly clear is that a trifecta of problems—ever increasing fossil fuel emissions, less room for landfills and more and more waste being generated on a global scale - is currently an insurmountable problem. But what if a solution could be invented that turns landfill waste into clean fuel, thereby solving all three problems at once?

By Rick Mills - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

College enlists Care Bears to comfort stressed-out students

A dorm display at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is using Care Bears to help students who feel “grumpy or stressed.”

“Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!” the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit of advice for students.— More…

By Campus Reform - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth
Lithium has been touted as the energy metal of the future due to the renaissance of electric vehicles (EVs), which depend on lithium for their lithium-ion battery packs.

For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason. Speculation of a lithium shortage, led by Tesla which is helping to drive demand for EVs, albeit models out of the price range of most North Americans, almost tripled the price of lithium carbonate to over $20,000 a ton in 10 months. The burgeoning energy storage market for intermittent wind and solar power is also poised to become a major demand driver for lithium.

Battery makers are certainly going to need more mines to keep up with demand, and lithium miners will have to build them quicker than anyone ever thought.

By Rick Mills - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Abortionist Caught With 14 Containers of Aborted Babies in His Car Just Gets a Small Fine

“Trunk Abortionist” Michael Arthur Roth is getting off easy for one of the many felonies he has been charged with by officials in the state of Michigan.

Roth faced a trial in November for criminal charges related to a September 2015, traffic accident in which he struck and critically injured a special needs child with his car. When police impounded his vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, they discovered aborted baby remains along with abortion equipment and drugs he had stolen from his employer, Angel A. Ojeda, an abortionist who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe.—More…

By LifeNews - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor and ‘sanctuary city’ proponent, dead at 65

Ed Lee, San Francisco’s 43rd mayor, died early Tuesday at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office confirmed. He was 65.

Appointed mayor by the Board of Supervisors in 2011 to replace Mayor Gavin Newsom, Lee won reelection in 2015. Lee was known as a major supporter of San Francisco’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy, which became a major news and political story in particular during the last two years of Lee’s tenure after the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of a five-time deportee.—More…

By Fox News - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Announcing Launch of ‘Christian Civil Rights Watch’

Colorado Springs, CO – Today, Matt Barber, former Associate Dean of Liberty University School of Law and former VP of Liberty Counsel Action, announced the launch of a new, principled and aggressive Christian legal/public policy organization; Christian Civil Rights Watch (CCRW).

Christian Civil Rights Watch is a group of Christian legal watchmen who educate, communicate and, where necessary, litigate. CCRW will proactively fight to restore justice for faithful Bible believers’ Constitutionally protected civil rights. The organization aims to fulfill the mandate of God’s word to leave a legacy of religious free exercise for current and future generations of Christ followers.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Steve Bannon Hits Back at Mitt, CNN, and the Forces Aligned Against Roy Moore

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon cast Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election as a pivotal moment in the populist-nationalist movement, stressing that Judge Roy Moore’s victory would be a major blow to the forces trying to destroy President Donald Trump and his agenda.

“I thought we litigated that. Didn’t the American people already vote on that? Alabama’s the firebreak in all that. Judge Moore wins tomorrow, it’s a totally different deal; you understand that, right?” Bannon told the crowd at an election eve Moore rally in Midland City, Alabama, regarding Democrats’ effort to oust President Trump over the “Billy Bush Weekend” Access Hollywood recording.—More….

By Breitbart News - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Trump to Open the Door for Oil Drilling Off U.S.’s East Coast

The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan.

President Donald Trump ordered his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast—territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had ruled out. The Interior Department’s coming draft proposal, an initial milestone in replacing the Obama-era sale plan, dovetails with the oil industry’s push for new places to drill, said the people, who asked not to be identified before a formal announcement.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About

What the War Over Jerusalem is Really About
Hamas has announced that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the “gates of hell.” Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an “enemy state.”

The Arab League boss warned that the Jerusalem move “will fuel extremism and result in violence.” The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that it would “trigger anger” and “fuel tension.”

“Moderate” Muslim leaders excel at threatening violence on behalf of the “extremists”.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Ross Memorial Hospital in Kawartha Lakes sees dramatic increase to electricity bills

Ross Memorial Hospital in Kawartha Lakes sees dramatic increase to electricity bills
TORONTO, ON: Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that the electricity bills for Ross Memorial Hospital have faced a steep increase over the last five years

The documents show bills that are increasing, growing from $680,314 in 2012-13 to $966,032 in 2016-17, an increase of 42 per cent.

“How is Ross Memorial Hospital 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 -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Tuesday, December 12, 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

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