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

Female Entrepreneur Says Google’s ‘Women in Tech’ Program Ostracized Her for Being

A female tech entrepreneur alleges she faced character assassination and career sabotage by two “women in tech” groups over her conservative beliefs, including Google’s Women Techmakers.

Senior software engineer and co-founder of Polyglot Programming Marlene Jaeckel says that Martin Omander, Google Developer Group program manager for North America, formally banned her from the Google Developer Group and Google Women Techmakers after complaints from a feminist activist who objected to her moderate conservative positions.—More…

By Breitbart News - 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

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

Baby Body Parts Companies Must Cease Operations

Baby Body Parts Companies Must Cease Operations
ORANGE COUNTY, CA - On Friday, two sister companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the Orange County prosecutor for illegally selling baby body parts supplied by Planned Parenthood to pharmaceutical companies and schools across America and at least 10 countries for millions of dollars in profit. The companies avoided a court ruling by settling out of court. The companies, whose owners who are part of an Ecuadoran family convicted of bank fraud amounting to more than $600 million dollars, were forced to pay $7.785 million, turn over more than $10,000 in laboratory equipment and storage containers, and pay $195,000 in civil penalties. Both companies must cease doing business in California. These companies created catalogues of baby body parts and even ran “specials” to sell to pharmaceutical companies and universities.

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

New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that’s a good thing!

New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that's a good thing!

By Jim Bray - 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

Haley: Yes, we’re sending a full Olympic team to the South Korea games

Haley: Yes, we're sending a full Olympic team to the South Korea games
I’m not sure who, exactly, thought we were going to ignore the Olympics to coddle Kim Jong Un. I mean, if Hitler didn’t keep us away from the games, Bowl Cut Jr. certainly isn’t going to. Maybe they just needed to fill a news cycle, or perhaps they were hoping to see the Norks score a symbolic win over Trump, the usual media goons seemed eager to take Nikki Haley’s comments about Olympic security in the worst possible way.

Sane people knew what she meant.

Now, all Winter Olympics fans can relax, since she’s clarified her earlier comments in an interview with Chris Wallace. No, we’re not skipping the games, yes, we’re sending our full team, and yes, we’re still concerned about security - as we should be.

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

Watch: Trump blasts New York Times over TV-binging claim: ‘Wrong!’

President Trump slammed The New York Times on Monday morning over what he called a “false” story claiming he watches up to eight hours of television a day – while taking yet another swipe at CNN and MSNBC.

The tweet came as his administration was dealing with the response to the rush-hour explosion Monday morning in New York City. The president was briefed on the incident, now described as an attempted terrorist attack.—More…

 

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

Watch: NYPD: One suspect in custody in rush hour bomb investigation

Reported pipe bomb explosion near Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.—More…

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

Mining rights group fights BLM road closure in California

Mining rights group fights BLM road closure in California
The fight for mining rights on public lands in the western Mojave Desert is heating up once again.

In an alleged attempt to illegally block small-scale gold miners from accessing their mining claims, the Bureau of Land Management has erected “ROUTE CLOSED” signs near Barstow, Calif.

Two Southern California gold prospecting clubs, the Route 66 Gold Miners and the Temecula Valley Prospectors began planning an outing on two Route 66 mining claims near Barstow last June. The event was announced at the end of August and set for mid-October.

But near the end of September, the American Mining Rights Association received word that the Bureau of Land Management had posted signs blocking access to the mining claims.

By Brad Jones - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Wow: The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stone

The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stoneThe Wall Street Journal had a surprising bit of information the other day, one that probably escaped the notice of most people but is in fact a very important indicator of our economic vitality.

We’ve often talked here about the fact that there are two unemployment rates, and that the one we usually hear about is misleading. The U-3 unemployment rate is the one that ignores those who have stopped looking for work. This rate is now a very low 4.1 percent, but as we’ve told you before, that doesn’t mean much if it ignores millions of people who are also not working and aren’t even trying to find jobs.

The U-6 unemployment rate, on the other hand, takes account of these people, and it’s typically much higher than the U-3. If you really want a sense of the employment picture, you need to look at the U-6 rate - but usually the one we hear about is the U-3.

By Herman Cain - 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

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

IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2017 Foresees a Transformation of the Global Energy System

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2017 Foresees a Transformation of the Global Energy System
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2017 in November, providing global energy market projections through 2040. The outlook assumes that governments will stick to the pledges they made on energy, including India and China’s pledges to move away from fossil fuels and the United States’ to reduce its demand for oil through fuel economy improvements for cars and trucks. Despite the pledges, IEA predicts that global energy demand will increase by 30 percent by 2040, which is equivalent to adding another China and India to today’s global energy demand. It predicts that the global economy will grow at an annual average rate of 3.4 percent and that population will expand from 7.4 billion today to more than 9 billion in 2040.

The largest contribution to demand growth—almost 30 percent—comes from India, whose share of global energy use increases to 11 percent by 2040, but below its 18 percent share in the expected global population. Southeast Asia’s energy demand is expected to grow at twice the pace of China, resulting in Asia accounting for two-thirds of global energy growth. The Middle East, Africa and Latin America account for the other one-third.

The IEA sees four major shifts in the global energy system: the rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a more services-oriented economy and a cleaner energy mix in China and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the United States.

By Institute for Energy Research - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Nature for Nature’s Sake

Nature for Nature's Sake, Alaska's ANWR region
Recently, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources debated Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’sproposalto establish a competitive energy resource leasing and development program within a sliver of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) known as the 1002 area. In simple terms, the committee deliberated over the question should we drill.

Rather than asking,“Should we drill?” I submit that we ought to reframe the question and instead ask,“Why is a federal government ban on productive economic activity the status quo?”

My answer is that this prohibitive norm exists because our public discourse has been permeated by the idea that nonhuman life on earth has intrinsic value and that we as human beings have no moral right to affect it for our benefit.

By Institute for Energy Research - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Ontario elementary school rankings, spotlights schools that overcome special needs challenges

Fraser Institute releases Ontario elementary school rankings, spotlights schools that overcome special needs challenges
TORONTO—The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools—now in its 15th year—is out today.

This year’s Report Card—the go-to source for measuring academic performance—ranks more than 3,000 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent schools) based on nine academic indicators from results of annual province-wide reading, writing and math tests.

By Fraser Institute - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story