Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘we don’t want to work in this environment in the long term’

The fallout from Amazon’s decision to walk away from its planned headquarters in New York is ratcheting up after a company spokesman publicly blasted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers, saying they had made it a hostile environment to do business.

“If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s ‘Never Amazon,’” Jodi Seth, the head of policy communications for Amazon, told NBC News in an interview on Thursday. “If you talk to [New York City Councilman Jimmy] Van Bramer, it’s unions.”—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 15, 2019

Horwath Invokes Health Care Sacred Cow, Delivers Load of Bull

The problem with calling on sacred cows is that the result is often a load of bull. That’s what taxpayers got with the NDP’s not-so-bombshell release of leaked draft health-care legislation in Ontario.

On Jan. 31, NDP leader Andrea Horwath released draft health-care legislation her party had obtained through a leak from an Ontario bureaucrat. Horwath held a press conference where she outlined what she called the Progressive Conservatives’ secret plan to privatize health care.

It’s precisely these kinds of claims that make improving healthcare in Canada so challenging.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Friday, February 15, 2019

Watch: Bodycam footage shows alleged ISIS-tied Arizona man’s confrontation with officer

A man who pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror group was shot by an Arizona police officer in January after the terrorist-wannabe charged the cop with a knife, newly released bodycam footage shows.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandon Wells responded to the scene after Ismail Hamed called dispatchers, committed to the ever-shrinking militant network and asked for a police officer to be sent so he could “deal with them,” police said. Hamed also reportedly told dispatchers he wanted to talk to police about the suffering of Palestinians and issues regarding the Middle East.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 15, 2019

Canadian Taxpayers Federation corrects the record: B.C. CO2 emissions are rising

REGINA, SK.: Appearing before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal as part of the Saskatchewan government’s constitutional challenge to the Trudeau carbon tax, federal government lawyers today attacked the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s court submission that carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise in British Columbia even though British Columbians already pay the highest carbon taxes in Canada.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Friday, February 15, 2019

Trump declares emergency on border, eyes $8B for wall as he plans to sign spending package

President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.

“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 15, 2019

Mandatory treatment? Decriminalization? As opioid epidemic rages, Canadians seek extreme measures to

As opioid epidemic rages, Canadians seek extreme measures to save livesFebruary 15, 2019—With the number of opioid related deaths in this country expected to surpass 4,000 in 2018, Canadians continue to search for answers—and consider more extreme measures—to address what half call a serious problem (46%) and one-quarter (24%) view as a crisis.

The latest public opinion survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds more than eight-in-ten Canadians (85%) say they would support mandatory treatment for anyone dealing with an opioid addiction. Further, half (48%) are willing to explore the decriminalization of all drugs in Canada. Public health officials in Vancouver and Toronto have recently proposed such a change in order to reduce fentanyl related overdose deaths.

By Angus Reid Institute - Friday, February 15, 2019

Who Knew About The FBI & DoJ coup d’état Planned To Oust The President?

Who Knew About The FBI & DoJ coup d'état Planned To Oust The President?While Average Americans Were Going About Their Lives Were the FBI & DoJ Planning a coup d’état?

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe—who seems to have taken part in what can only be described as an FBI and DoJ planned coup d’état to oust the president of the United States of America—will now get to boast about it on this Sunday’s CBS “60 Minutes”?

How can this be?

Do Free Elections exist in post-2016 America anymore?

By Judi McLeod - Friday, February 15, 2019

Governments urged to stockpile antibiotics for a future flu pandemic

Stockpiling antibiotics to use in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak could save billions of pounds worldwide, according to a new analysis.

In the first study to model the financial value of holding antibiotics back to use in a global flu outbreak, researchers have found that an effective drug would save the world between $3 and $4 billion (£2.3 to £3.1 billion). The official report into the 2009 swine flu epidemic found that it cost the UK alone £1.24 billion. —More…

By News on the Net -- Telegraph- Friday, February 15, 2019

Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

It’s been two days since NBC’s exclusive reporting that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and as of yet none of the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have given it even a single second of coverage in their evening newscasts. Considering these networks have given the Russia probe a massive 2,202 minutes of airtime, their silence on this major development is deafening.

MRC analysts examining all coverage on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News found that those 2,202 minutes spent on the Russia investigation accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting between January 21, 2017 and February 10, 2019. However none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since NBC’s report came out on February 12.—More…

By NewsBusters - Friday, February 15, 2019

Spending Bill Allows Mexican Cartel-Connected Texas Counties to Stop Border Wall

A key provision in the spending bill being presented to President Trump for signing stipulates that the federal government give specific Texas border counties the opportunity to derail any efforts to build barriers, fencing, or walls by simply opposing the construction of the border security measures–but many of the specified counties have a long and recent history of top officials taking bribes from the Mexican Gulf Cartel. Ultimately, the bill allows county offices with historic ties to the Gulf Cartel to stop U.S. border barriers from being constructed in the region.

Local government officials spoke out against the building of additional border barriers and have relied on the judgment of local law enforcement officials. As Breitbart News reported, the bill being presented to President Trump has a stipulation that would require the approval of local governments in order to move forward with the construction of any border barriers. However, the three counties where the border barriers were expected to be built are Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron–three counties that in less than 20 years have seen five sheriffs and numerous top law enforcement officials sent to prison for receiving bribes from the Mexican Gulf Cartel, or other acts of public corruption.— More…

By Breitbart News - Friday, February 15, 2019

What’s Bad for the Media is Good for America

What's Bad for the Media is Good for AmericaThe winter freeze might have shut down entire cities, but it couldn’t slow down job growth as the economy roared through the cold and shattered projections with 304,000 non-farm jobs in January.

There were job gains everywhere from transportation (27,000) to health care (42,000) to hospitality (74,000). Under Trump, construction gained 338,000 jobs in 12 months while manufacturing picked up 261,000 jobs in that same period. There was good news for many industries, but bad news for one.

The media is freezing colder than the polar vortex with thousands of lost jobs in January and February.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, February 15, 2019

Dog found duct-taped, freezing in ditch after being tossed from car; suspect facing felony charges,

A Missouri man wrapped the legs and mouth of a dachshund with duct tape before dumping it in a ditch where it remained for 12 hours in freezing temperatures before being rescued, authorities said.

The suspect, identified as Paul Garcia, 39, threw the dog from his vehicle in Jefferson County, a Thursday release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office read. He faces felony animal abuse and armed criminal action charges and was being held on $50,000 bail.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 15, 2019