Woman with warrants draws attention to herself, thinks it’s an abuse that she got arrested

Woman with warrants draws attention to herself, thinks it's an abuse that she got arrested
The right thing to do if you have warrants is to turn yourself in to the cops and deal with whatever the issue is. But if your objective is to avoid the issue rather than dealing with it honestly, it’s generally considered smart not to draw attention to yourself, especially on the roads where traffic patrols might notice you.

But what’s a Trump-hating citizen to do when she feels an overwhelming need to let the world know how much she hates our president, and to do so in the crudest possible terms? You can’t become a hero on Twitter by hiding out in the shadows!

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

New Zealand Tour Operators Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

TranzAlpine train journey
TranzAlpine Train Celebrates 30th Anniversary

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, the iconic TranzAlpine train journey is celebrating 30 years of operation. Named one of the most scenic train rides in the world by international publications such as National Geographic Traveler magazine, the TranzAlpine is one of New Zealand’s three great rail journeys operated by KiwiRail.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018
Does Honda’s mid-cycle refresh of its little Fit mean the car’s a little Fitter now?

Indeed. The Fit is a good little car - despite the Honda-isms of the company’s current line that continuously drive me crazy - and Honda has indeed made it even better than before. They’ve even returned the volume control knob to the centre stack, proving that they either do listen to their critics or that they’ve actually started driving their own products for a change.

By Jim Bray - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

GOP Tax Reform: Leave No Taxpayer Behind

GOP Tax Reform: Leave No Taxpayer Behind
Many California Republicans are excited about the federal GOP tax reform bill and anxious for tax relief, but others are warning about the negative impacts on individual taxpayers in high tax states like California and New York.

I spoke with California’s Congressman Tom McClintock this week to drill down into the corporate and personal aspects of the tax reform bill, to understand the nitty-gritty.

The bottom line for Rep. McClintock has to do with the personal income tax aspect: he says it needs to be removed from the bill until Congress can guarantee their plan will “Leave No Taxpayer Behind.”

By Katy Grimes - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid Fusion GPS for opposition research

Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid Fusion GPS for opposition research. That is essentially, digging up dirt on your opponent. It’s a common practice by both parties, it is not illegal.

Fusion GPS turned around and hired Christopher Steele, a former British Intelligence Officer and founder of a British Intelligence Company. Again, no crime.

Steele then hired Russian Sources. Why Russian sources? Probably a couple of reasons, one, Steele had once been stationed in Russia and had contacts there. Two, that’s where both candidates were pointing their allegations. Steele then created the “Trump Dossier”.

Two things can’t be disputed, the Clinton campaign funded the dossier. And, when you are hired to dig up dirt, your reputation will be shot if you come up dry. So, one way or the other, dirt would be found. The question is, how accurate is it?

By Guest Column -- Lois Virgo- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Are you OK with this?

When you paid your Federal taxes to the IRS, did you know or expect or even imagine that $15 million of the money received was going to pay harassment suit settlements for the House of Representatives? No? I didn’t think so. Our hard earned money, very hard earned for most of us, was used (in part) to pay off people who were victims of our Representatives behaving badly. Or were they? Or was it a great way to funnel money to people? An accuser gets a settlement rather than being forced to prove their case in court. The leaker of this story says the $15 million went out in the last 10-15 years. Hmmm. This sounds a lot like the EPA suits that were settled in favor of Obama’s pet groups.

All this settling is leaving me very unsettled. Settling gets the accuser and the accused off the hook. Nothing is proved or disproved, there is no publicity. All that happened was money changed hands. No behavior was modified, if it needed to be, and we are still being forced to support this despicable practice. Are you OK with that?

By Guest Column -- John Bryant- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

NDP calls early by-election for the riding Kenney needs to win

Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party have been demanding a quick byelection in the vacant riding of Calgary-Lougheed.

Now they’ve got it.

As Postmedia reported here early Thursday, the vote will be held Dec. 14. Premier Rachel Notley confirmed the date at noon.—More….

By News on the Net -- Calgary Herald- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, Avoids Prison

A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest will avoid prison. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities.

Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape.—More…

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

GOP Goes After Vulnerable Dems, Demand They Return Al Franken Donations

Republicans are pressuring Democrats in battleground states to return campaign donations they received from Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota following accusations of sexual assault.

“If Manchin won’t immediately denounce Franken and return his donations, it will be clear he puts partisan politics over basic decency,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee wrote Thursday on its website about West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Grandfather Prohibited from Reading the Bible Out Loud on a Public Sidewalk

First Liberty and the Center for Religious Expression (CRE) sent a demand letter to the City of Sweetwater, Tennessee on behalf of their client, Paul Johnson. The letter asks the city to stop using a twenty-five year old city ordinance to prohibit Johnson from reading the Bible on a public sidewalk without a permit.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Bannon and the anti-Israel establishment

Bannon and the anti-Israel establishment
Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner, Steven Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and current CEO of the Breitbart news website, said the US political establishment has “lowered the bar on what [pro-Israel] is supposed to be.”

Bannon invited the pro-Israel activists to join what he referred to as the “insurgency movement against the Republican establishment and against the permanent political class in Washington, DC.”

Bannon argued that it is because of the Republican establishment that then president Barack Obama was able to implement the nuclear deal with Iran.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Back to Bolted-Down Industries

Once upon a time Australia was attractive to processing, refining and manufacturing industries using our abundant mineral and food resources, our reliable low-cost coal-fired electricity and a workforce trained in technical skills.

No longer.

Australia used to have 11 oil refineries, spread around the country. There are just 4 left, all over fifty years old, and all in danger of closing down. Green barriers to oil exploration have forced most of them to rely on costly imported crude oil.

By Viv Forbes - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them
I’m really not surprised at this poll outcome given the tenor of our times. Democrats and the media have been pounding away for decades with the idea that if it’s good for rich people and corporations, it’s bad for you. And very few Republicans have offered effective rejoinders to this idea since Ronald Reagan left the stage.

The frustrating thing is that Republicans have done so little to make the case in the run-up to the current bill being voted on, which means they’re essentially shoving a much-improved tax code (although not nearly as improved as it could have been) down the throats of an unenthusiastic nation that doesn’t really see why it’s necessary. You can blame people for their economic ignorance, and I do, but really, where have the voices been for the past three decades or so making the case for these policies? Jack Kemp? OK. The Club for Growth, kinda sorta. Herman Cain? You had your chance, people . . .

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.—More….

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Having Ousted the Kurds, Iran-Allied Shiite Militias Are Reportedly Fighting Each Other

Factions of the Iran-backed, largely Shiite militia coalition known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) began fighting each other on Tuesday in Iraqi territory they wrested out of the hands of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), according to a Kurdish news outlet.

Bas News reported on Wednesday that officials in Kirkuk confirmed the “armed tensions” between Turkmen PMF members and the Shiite Arab Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) militia. The skirmishes reportedly occurred in the Tuz Khurmatu district of the city where Turkmen militias reportedly eradicated the presence of Kurdish civilians and “looted and destroyed hundreds of properties.”—More…

By Breitbart News - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

HOW CHINA WILL REACT IF THERE’S A WAR BETWEEN THE US AND NORTH KOREA

HOW CHINA WILL REACT IF THERE'S A WAR BETWEEN THE US AND NORTH KOREA
In President Donald Trump’s speech to South Korea’s National Assembly on Wednesday 11/08/2017, the President warned North Korea not to test the US’s resolve.

Although President Trump’s speech focused largely on the long history of North Korea’s human-rights abuses, he mentioned “a path to a much better future” if the country denuclearized.

By Robert Steven Ingebo - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Why the Destruction of Roy Moore Should Bother Conservatives

One of the things that has me so riled about this destruction of Roy Moore is the way it is being done and the knock-kneed response of Republicans who should know better. This thing reminds me of Chamberlain at Munich in 1938; desperate to avoid any conflict with Hitler the British Prime Minister carved Czechoslovakia up and served it ala mode to der Fuehrer in servitude and abject fear. Saying “Peace in our time” Chamberlain wound up unleashing the largest war in human history - all because he was too cowardly to stop Hitler. The little corporal had the audacity to take what was not rightfully his and Western leaders gave it to him out of fear of the very thing which they themselves unleashed.

By Timothy Birdnow - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

WaPo Replaces ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ To Take Out Trump

WaPo Replaces ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ To Take Out Trump
Just as Canada Free Press (CFP) predicted only a week ago:  The Washington Post is replacing ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ to take out President Donald Trump.

“Trump is the real target of this campaign” (the Roy Moore one), columnist Cliff Kincaid, of America’s Survival Inc.,  wrote on Nov. 12.  “If Russia-gate fails to evict him, a new version of Sex-gate is next. You can count on it.”

Don the pink caps and throw up the man-hating barricades for ‘Welcome to ‘Sex-gate’ 2017’.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Congressmen exposing their genitals on the House floor—getting to go unnamed

Congressmen exposing their genitals on the House floor

Anthony Weiner is in the slammer for exposing his genitals via Internet photos,  but congressmen who expose their genitals and grab private parts—on the House floor—not only get away with it but get the privilege of going unnamed.

Genital-exposing politicians (GEP, for short) are said to come from both the Democrat and Republican parties, and, incredibly find protection in the system as it stands.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour
Of all the (seemingly innumerable) accusations of assault that have emerged in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, none have come with photographic evidence. That may no longer be the case.  A new accusation, levelled against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) by KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden, alleges that the Senator forcibly kissed the model-turned-broadcaster and groped her while she slept.  The incident occurred during a 2006 USO tour and - unlike other accusations - there’s a picture.

 

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story