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Facebook Deletes Pro-Cliven Bundy Comments

Facebook Deletes Pro-Cliven Bundy Comments | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Facebook removed a post that was anti BLM. As a private company it does not have to grant free speech but compared to other posts, this was beyond extreme..
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Free Speech?  USA??  Do those two even go together, any more?  How is it that the present administration is allowed to get away with creating "1st Amendment Zones" inside the contiguous United States and its territories?  I thought the 1st Amendment applied to the ENTIRE United States... Well, excuse me for being a dumb Canuck...

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A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted In Russia

A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted In Russia | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now.  The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia is.  Sales of oil and natural gas account for approximately two-thirds [...]
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Russia is in big trouble... and so is the world.

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Watchdog reveals thousands of docs relating to disclosure of taxpayer data to White House

Watchdog reveals thousands of docs relating to disclosure of taxpayer data to White House | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The revelation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) came as part of a lawsuit filed by non-profit group Cause of Action, which began investigating whether the IRS was improperly sharing taxpayer information with the White House in 2012.
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This may be one of the most explosive things EVER to come out in American politics.  A watchdog group now has the records that prove that the IRS gave taxpayer information to the White House.

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Ferguson fallout: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, other 2016 hopefuls sidestep crisis, leave it to Obama

Ferguson fallout: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, other 2016 hopefuls sidestep crisis, leave it to Obama | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Four months of tension and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, may have lit a fuse under 24-hour television news, but the wall-to-wall coverage is attracting a far more muted response from those who aspire to be the next American president.
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'“Elizabeth Vega, a major agitator on the scene in Ferguson, spent Monday night leading an anti-police rally where she fired up the crowd into chanting, ‘F– the police!’ When it was all over, she walked back to where she’d parked her car and discovered it had been stolen. Wonder who she reported that crime to. Her friendly neighborhood community organizer?” Mr. Huckabee said.

“The most absurd protesters in America are all those who demand justice while baying for mob rule, who claim to oppose the unjust targeting of the innocent while burning and looting small businesses with no connection to the case and who posture as champions of African-Americans while destroying businesses owned by African-Americans, that serve African-Americans and that employ African-Americans,” he added.'

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Egypt finds hundreds more tunnels from Gaza

Egypt finds hundreds more tunnels from Gaza | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Cairo steps up work on buffer zone along border with Hamas-run enclave, week after it pointed blame at Gaza for deaths of 31 troops
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Egypt has no problems or qualms about blowing up Palestinian homes in Gaza to create a buffer zone along its border with the Hamas-led region.  Why is the world quiet when Egypt defends itself against Hamas, but goes completely nuts when Israel defends herself?

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Humbled Obama tells voters: ‘I hear you’

Humbled Obama tells voters: ‘I hear you’ | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
After a crushing defeat for Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama told American voters Wednesday he understands their frustrations and is fully prepared to work with Republicans in Congress.
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Humbled?  Humbled?  Not very likely.  Why can't the media get it correct?  He might hear, but history already shows, he's not listening, at all.  He is determined to do it his way, even if EVERYBODY disagrees with him!

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Facebook to tag satirical articles to stop users falling for the Onion's jokes

Facebook to tag satirical articles to stop users falling for the Onion's jokes | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Facebook is testing a new feature intended to stop users accidentally falling victim to satirical websites like the Onion, hoping that tagging articles could stop users accidentally believing joke stories.
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It is crazy that such a measure by Facebook is thought to be necessary, but perhaps it proves the point that far too many people will believe something, simply because they see it in print.

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Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed

Contempt of Congress case against Holder will proceed | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The contempt of Congress case against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — the first sitting Cabinet member ever to face such a congressional rebuke — will continue even after his resignation takes effect.
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"Two years ago the House voted 255-67 — with 17 Democrats joining the GOP — to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents from the Fast and Furious operation."

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pauses Private Jets, Yachting With Oil-Rich Sheikhs To Join People’s Climate March

Leonardo DiCaprio Pauses Private Jets, Yachting With Oil-Rich Sheikhs To Join People’s Climate March | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
It's been a crazy, busy, gas-guzzling summer for Leonardo DiCaprio, the famous actor and environmental activist. On Sunday, as the summer wound down, the mega-rich DiCaprio (estimated net worth: $2
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How would you spell Hypocrite?  Maybe D-i-C-a-p-r-i-o?  What did they really expect from an ACTOR?  That he would maybe be ACTING when he speaks to the UN about saving the world from carbon?

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Dick Morris: Obama Wants to Make US a One-Party Nation

Dick Morris: Obama Wants to Make US a One-Party Nation | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama wants to transform the United States into a one-party nation in which Republicans are powerless, veteran political strategist Dick Morris says.
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Interesting article.  It seems like the President has already basically accomplished what Dick Morris says is coming.

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Memo to Leonardo DiCaprio: Climate Change ‘Reforms’ Would Hurt People

Memo to Leonardo DiCaprio: Climate Change ‘Reforms’ Would Hurt People | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
This isn't the answer.
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It's no skin off DiCaprio's back when the price of food doubles because of carbon taxes and other things driving the price of the fuel that runs farm equipment and transportation to market through the roof.  He probably wouldn't even notice if a cob of corn when from 25 cents to a dollar.  But in impoverished areas around the globe, it could cause starvation.  Is that what this ACTOR (note, not a scientist!) wants?

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Attacking ISIS, Obama Will Only Repeat The Disasters Of His Predecessor

Attacking ISIS, Obama Will Only Repeat The Disasters Of His Predecessor | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The big service ISIS is doing the West right now is checking Iranian power, just as the Sunni rebels inside Syria are keeping the Iranian agent Hezbollah in check, and just as the PLO is keeping Hamas in check, at least to some degree.
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A pragmatic and intelligent take on the ISIS crisis.

"It’s a volatile region, where violent, crazed men will always make life terrible for their weaker, more productive, less sociopath neighbors. But now the crazies are balancing one another, like a circle of snakes, each keeping the tail of the next snake in its clenched jaws."

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ISIS bans math, sport, social studies for children - The Times of India

ISIS bans math, sport, social studies for children - The Times of India | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.
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For all those who actually thought the "Arab Spring" was about democracy, think again.  Instead, it has spawned ISIS.

 

More:  https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=ISIS+Bans+Math&qpvt=ISIS+bans+math&FORM=EWRE

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How to get Conversions – what's a conversion?

How to get Conversions – what's a conversion? | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
How to get Conversions – what's a conversion? And where do I go to find out how to get conversions?
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Conversions are what keep you in business.  While it's certainly true that a business, both online and off, needs lots of traffic, if that traffic isn't buying, you won't be in business for long...

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ERNEST ISTOOK: Phantom executive order on amnesty: It’s a trap!

ERNEST ISTOOK: Phantom executive order on amnesty: It’s a trap! | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Misuse of the executive order label has damaged efforts to hold President Obama accountable. Critics fell into a White House trap, part of its strategy to villainize those who disagree.
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When the phone is mightier than the pen (and WAY harder to track...)

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Climate Change Researcher Reveals The Cold Truth About 'Global Warming'

Climate Change Researcher Reveals The Cold Truth About 'Global Warming' | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
John Casey, a former White House space program advisor, discovered evidence — buried right in the government's own environmental studies — that destroys their argument for 'global warming.' John has proven, once and for all, 'global warming'is a sham. Click here to learn more about the Cold Truth Initiative.
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'As The Wall Street Journal reported, “The assertion that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is a man-made, urgent problem is a fiction.”

When further review was done, it was discovered that a mere 1% of scientists believe human activity is causing most of the climate change.

In outrage, a petition was signed by more than 31,000 scientists that states “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."'

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GOP congressman: No impeachment because -- 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

GOP congressman: No impeachment because -- 'Have you met Joe Biden?' | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Biden is 'two floppy shoes short of a complete clown outfit' and Obama's 'insurance policy'
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CHARLES HURT: America faces most dangerous two years in 150 years

CHARLES HURT: America faces most dangerous two years in 150 years | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
If President Obama suffered a “shellacking” in the 2010 elections, then what he endured Tuesday night was nothing short of a vicious gangland beatdown the likes of which have rarely been seen before in the history of electoral politics.
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Here is one political pundit I agree with, while at the same time hope is very wrong.  Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has continually shown that he has no problem using executive orders, even when they break the law (which eventually the Supreme Court confirms) and trample the constitution.  The only answer may be an unfortunate one, to impeach.  Let's hope that never becomes necessary.  The USA is supposed to be a democracy, not a tyranny.  The people have spoken, and the president must truly listen and obey their will.

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Swedish Police Release Extensive Report Detailing Control Of 55 'No-Go Zones' By Muslim Criminal Gangs

Swedish Police Release Extensive Report Detailing Control Of 55 'No-Go Zones' By Muslim Criminal Gangs | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Swedish police have ceded control over 55
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This is pretty scary and could happen anywhere in this present climate of political correctness and appeasement.

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‘Nuclear Expert’ Among Dead in Iranian Nuclear Plant Explosion

‘Nuclear Expert’ Among Dead in Iranian Nuclear Plant Explosion | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
At least two people are dead and and unknown number wounded in Iran in a blast at the Parchin military nuclear site.
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One must wonder why a nuclear enrichment facility used "only for peaceful purposes" is run by the army and has material in it that produced an accidental blast big enough to take out windows nine miles away...

 

"“It is important to emphasize that these kinds of tests can have no ‘dual use’ explanation, since the only possible purpose of such internal neutron sources is to ignite the nuclear chain reaction in nuclear weapons,” Steintz added."

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Leo DiCaprio Gives Up Oil Sheikh’s Super-Yacht to Walk in NYC #ClimateMarch Parade

Leo DiCaprio Gives Up Oil Sheikh’s Super-Yacht to Walk in NYC #ClimateMarch Parade | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Leonardo DiCaprio took over the world's fifth largest yacht to watch the world cup in Brazil this year. The 482-foot Topaz, worth £400million, is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emitates…
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United Nothing, as some in Israel so aptly call the organization that makes dozens of proclamations against Israel for human rights violations for the way it defends itself, while completely ignoring the tens of thousands butchered by Assad, and the horrible human rights records of China, Iran and North Korea, just to name a few, has outdone itself in making Leonardo DiCaprio their poster boy environmental spokesman, a man who burns enough fuel for travel every years to heat hundreds of homes in the US.  Sick...

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UN Watch - UN interpreter, unaware that her microphone was on, uttered words of truth in reaction to the General Assembly’s adoption of nine politically-motivated resolutions condemning Israel, and...

UN Watch - UN interpreter, unaware that her microphone was on, uttered words of truth in reaction to the General Assembly’s adoption of nine politically-motivated resolutions condemning Israel, and... | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
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"...the one who should really apologize today is the UN. Founded on noble ideals, the world body is turning the dream of liberal internationalists into a nightmare.

For by the end of its annual legislative session next month, the General Assembly will have adopted a total of 22 resolutions condemning Israel—and only four on the rest of the world combined. The hypocrisy, selectivity, and politicization are staggering."

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Obama salutes Marines with coffee cup

Obama salutes Marines with coffee cup | Politics and Business | Scoop.it

Nothing President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday.

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Anything that is worth doing is worth doing correctly.

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State Police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

State Police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.
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How many times have Afghani soldiers and police officers, vetted and trained by the US military, gone on a rampage and killed multiple US personnel?  Make no mistake:  This was a serious security breach.  

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How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar, and No One Noticed

How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar, and No One Noticed | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
buried deep in the Times’ epic snoozer was a world-class scoop related to one of the world’s biggest and most controversial stories—something so startling, and frankly so grotesque, that I have to bring it up again here: Martin Indyk, the man who ran John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, whose failure in turn set off this summer’s bloody Gaza War, cashed a $14.8 million check from Qatar. Yes, you heard that right: In his capacity as vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the prestigious Brookings Institution, Martin Indyk took an enormous sum of money from a foreign government that, in addition to its well-documented role as a funder of Sunni terror outfits throughout the Middle East, is the main patron of Hamas
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Is anybody anywhere paying any attention to whose hand is in the cookie jar, and even more importantly, whose cookie jar his hand is in???

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Crossing the Line - The Texas Observer

Crossing the Line - The Texas Observer | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
When the Keystone XL pipeline came through Lori Collins’ farm near Paris, Texas, she welcomed it—until her house flooded with sewage.
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This should scare the daylights out of anybody anywhere near a place where any pipeline related in any way to TransCanada Corporation is going through.  That includes the one from Alberta to through British Columbia to Kitimat, BC.  If they will treat people like this small ranch family in Texas the way they did, what will they do if a pipeline spills into a major river, or someone on the bridge of a super tanker makes a mistake and a tanker sinks in Douglas Channel or the Inside Passage?

Here is what Lori Collins, once a strong and vocal advocates for pipelines and the oil industry had to say, after the way she and her family were treated by TransCanada when TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline came through their farm in Paris, Texas:

"She had looked out at the people listening to her, “all these people fighting for their land and livelihood,” festive in their movement shirts and tribal attire, and she thought, “You all are screwed. The company is going to take your land, promise you everything in the world, but they won’t come through.’ Those people will never know life as they’ve known it before,” she said. “It’ll just be them and their paradise that’s turned into hell.”  "

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