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Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?
After declining by more than 20 percent from the October peak, oil prices are showing some signs that they have now bottomed out.

WTI hit a low point at $56 per barrel on Wednesday and Brent hit a low just below $65 per barrel. Both crude benchmarks regained some ground at the end of the week, despite the huge increase in U.S. crude oil inventories. In fact, rising prices in the face of the 10-million-barrel increase in crude stocks suggests that oil may have already hit a bottom. “[Y]esterday’s price reaction to the US inventory data shows that negative news is now largely priced in,” Commerzbank said in a note. “This is the only way to explain why an increase in US crude oil stocks of a good 10 million barrels failed to put further pressure on prices.”

By Oilprice.com -- Nick Cunningham- Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Are we there yet? The long road to a balanced budget

The long road to a balanced budget
Ontario is starting down the long and difficult road of improving the province’s finances, and, like kids in the backseat on a family vacation, taxpayers will be demanding to know “when will we be there?”

Based on the recent Fall Economic Statement, unfortunately, the answer is: no time soon.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Australia’s Jerusalem Embassy move sinks in sea of Islamic threats

Australia's Jerusalem Embassy move sinks in sea of Islamic threats
Forget about Australia moving its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Indonesian threats to not sign a free trade agreement with Australia—coupled with veiled Malaysian suggestions of terrorist attacks on Australian targets if the Embassy is moved - will suffice to burst Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s thought-bubble.

By David Singer - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

SAF FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF 9TH CIRCUIT GUN RIGHTS RULING

Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a firearm for self-defense
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief in a case that successfully challenged the State of Hawaii’s regulatory scheme for carrying firearms in public for personal protection, in which defendants have asked for an en banc hearing before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel ruled against the state.

SAF is asking the court to reject the en banc request, and accept the decision of the panel in favor of plaintiff George Young in the case that is known as Young v. Hawaii. In July, the appeals court ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a firearm for self-defense.

By Second Amendment Foundation - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Deceivers Leading Many Astray… They’re Here!

Deceivers Leading Many Astray
My last article, “The Manchurian Counterfeit”, was an obvious thought provoker, given all the places it went and the comments it garnered in response. And again I will come back and beat the drum about the profound effect that liberal network television and now liberal ‘network’ Internet are having on the thinking of my countrymen. People, please, listen up.

If you have some extra time, be sure to read how and why I threw out cable tv, thirty years ago, and literally saved the brains of my precious family. But please just bear with me. I will now briefly recall a conversation I had some months ago with a surgeon friend of mine. He is a conservative’s conservative as well as a brilliant doctor. We were talking about the great improvements that have been made in our nation’s functioning on so many levels.

By Dave Merrick - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Obama Accuses Tough Guy Trump of—“Mommy Issues”?

Obama Accuses Tough Guy Trump of--Mommy Issues?
Give that guy an Academy Award! The guy they call the ex-president of the U.S. who, according to the fawning mainstream media, was “the smartest guy in the room”.

Barack Obama, henpecked by overbearing wife, Michelle and mentored in so many moves by former top advisor Valerie Jarrett, both of whom liked to remind the world how “tired” he was,  has come out of ‘Resistance’ trashing President Donald Trump as ‘Confused, blind, shrouded with Hate…and having Mommy Issues’.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

NATIONAL SOCIALISM - NAZISM - IS NOT NATIONALISM—IT IS SOCIALISM!

NATIONAL SOCIALISM - NAZISM - IS NOT NATIONALISM. IT IS SOCIALISM!
WIKI: National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism (/ˈnɑːtsiɪzəm, ˈnæt-/), is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party—officially the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP)—in Nazi Germany…

Note the words Socialist and Workers in the NAZI party’s name.

Both words throughout history described parties of the political left, of communism, socialism, and fascism, NEVER of the political right.

You will never find socialist or workers appended to the names of any party on the right or the political center.

What they had in common was, they all imposed CHANGE on their citizens with the promise of HOPE.

The HOPE never materialized. The change always did.

What followed was poverty, misery, and millions of dead.

America avoided that bullet November 8th, 2016.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Freedom of the press or the right to disrupt, impugn, argue, bully and make accusations

Freedom of the press or the right to disrupt, impugn, argue, bully and make accusations
After CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, claiming that Jim Acosta’s first Amendment rights were violated by revoking his White House pass, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must restore his White House pass. Apparently freedom of the press means that Acosta and other so-called reporters have the right to enter the White House and badger, bully, accuse, impugn, argue, and express their own personal opinion to the president and his press secretary.

During the Obama mis-administration, freedom of the press was never in question because the mainstream media promoted Obama’s lies and covered up his wrong doing. The media was in bed with the Obama regime. It was a marriage of Marxists, and freedom of the press was nothing more than a joke. When the press becomes part of an evil treacherous government, they are no longer a free press. They are a government controlled propaganda machine not a free press.

By Charles Wills - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story


I’m Blessed

I’m Blessed When asked by the Barna Group, “Do we have a personal responsibility to share our faith with others?” a majority of Christians answered in the affirmative.

100% of Evangelicals and 73% of born again Christians said yes. When this conviction is put into practice however, the numbers shift downward. Only 69% of Evangelicals and 52% of born again Christians say they actually did share the Gospel at least once this past year to someone with different beliefs in the hope that they might accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story


Everything is downstream from education

Everything is downstream from education
On Monday, the American Thinker published a column by Bruce Deitrick Price entitled “K-12: Six Steps to Reform Education Right Now.” In it he offered up transparently useful reforms regarding the mastering of reading, writing, math, geography, history and science, all of which would lead inexorably to the development of critical thinking skills.  “Immediately, we will start having educated children again,” Price asserts. All well and good save for one inconvenient reality: the premise is flawed. Half of America doesn’t want educated children. They want indoctrinated children.

By Arnold Ahlert - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story

Spare The Rod, Spoil The System

Spare The Rod, Spoil The SystemIn today’s aristocracy, there is ample evidence that there are no consequences for the politically connected and the very wealthy.  Since time immemorial, lousy behavior without consequences usually escalates to worse behavior and on and on and on.

The downward evolution in such a society and what we are witnessing in America today is that movies that were once rated R are now rated PG, what was once seen as deplorable becomes acceptable and what was once shocking becomes mundane.

By Rick Hayes - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Liberal Scorned

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Liberal Scorned
Sore Loserman” was the insult directed at 2000 presidential/vice presidential candidates Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, known on the campaign trail as “Gore Lieberman.” After losing to George W. Bush, Gore challenged the handling of the Florida vote counting, resulting in the closest presidential race in the history of the United States. Gore’s appeals for a recount went unheeded, resulting in Republicans all across America placing ‘Sore Loserman’ bumper stickers on cars.

By Katy Grimes - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story

Thanksgiving in the Midst of a “Civil” War

Abraham Lincoln
Many Americans on the Thanksgiving holiday coming this week will likely breathe a huge sigh of relief that the divisiveness of the midterm elections are over. Of course, that will be true if families and friends can put aside that divisiveness in their hearts in the millions of homes where Thanksgiving will be celebrated across America.

 

By Dennis Jamison - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story

Thanksgiving At The Gin

Thanksgiving At The Gin

In 1968, when I returned to the Mississippi Delta after overseas military service, my father hired me as his farm manager.  One year, when harvest season was near, he said, “Son, we’ve got a fine cotton crop to gather. I’ll spend all my time in the fields. You’ll have to manage the gin. Jaybird will show you the works.”
     
Even though I found comfort in knowing that my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird would train me, I was still petrified. I not only had to keep the gin’s machines synchronized and running at peak efficiency, but also I had to manage an eight-man crew: four Blacks and four Hispanics.

By Jimmy Reed - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Full Story

Who Are the “Grievance Hustlers”?

Who Are the Grievance Hustlers
Have you ever seen such moaning and groaning about what is happening in our country, especially now when our economy is booming and our GDP is hovering around 4%?

The recent cast of characters that have come to the forefront of the Democrat Party, are what you could honestly call - “grievance hustlers”.  No matter what the good news news is regarding the economy or our foreign policy, this group of “grievance hustlers” will totally ignore the positive to champion the negative.  It’s not only the Democrats but their willing co-conspirators in the main stream media.

By Chuck Lehmann - Monday, November 19, 2018 - Full Story

Ovarian Cancer, the One That Whispers

Ovarian Cancer, the One That Whispers
What couldn’t I believe? Discovering that it’s been 42 years since I last wrote about ovarian cancer! During my time as a surgeon, what was my primary concern about this malignancy? And what has happened in the last four decades to bring hope to those diagnosed with this disease?

Ovarian cancer is the third most common malignancy of the female pelvic organs, after uterine and cervical cancer. But it is also the most fatal pelvic malignancy.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, November 19, 2018 - Full Story

Economic update must address Canada’s lack of business investment

Economic update must address Canada’s lack of business investment
VANCOUVER—A host of economic measures indicate that Canada continues to underperform when it comes to business investment, which is crucial for improving living standards and generating prosperity, according to recent research published by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is scheduled to release the federal government’s fall economic update on Wednesday, which could include changes to fiscal policy and send important signals to potential investors and entrepreneurs.

By Fraser Institute - Monday, November 19, 2018 - Full Story

TRUMP VOWS TO KICK CNN’S ACOSTA OUT AGAIN

TRUMP VOWS TO KICK CNN’S ACOSTA OUT AGAIN
President Trump took CNN’s improbable court victory temporarily restoring CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” media credential for the executive mansion in stride, vowing to kick Acosta out again in the future if he breaches White House protocol again.

The yanking of the physical credential, by the way, isn’t exactly a grave hardship. It just means Acosta would need to make an appointment through the White House press office every time he wanted to visit the White House grounds, just as the rest of the non-hard pass-holding journalists who don’t work for big media outlets like CNN have to do. Lacking a hard pass does not prevent anyone from reporting on the White House.


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