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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Simple enough: his profile doesn't fit established media narratives from the left or right.

1. The suspect was Muslim, but as of yet there's no evidence he was a jihadist.
2. He was mentally ill.
3. He used neither a handgun nor an 'assault weapon'. He used a .22.
4. He tried to buy a handgun earlier, but was denied by a gun store.
5. He had voted in 3 elections, but wasn't a US citizen (Washington State doesn't require proof of citizenship).
6. He held a green card, but had been arrested more than once and charged with a laundry list of crimes. read more


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lawmakers were skeptical last week when Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch said that the company made only $100 in profit for a two-pack of EpiPens. During a House hearing, Bresch repeatedly referred to a poster board showing how little of the $608 list price trickled back to the company. The incredulity was warranted: The profits Bresch told Congress about were calculated after factoring in the 37.5 percent U.S. tax rate, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission first reported by the Wall Street Journal. That tax rate is more than five times the overall tax rate the company actually paid last year and much higher than its actual U.S. tax rate, which tax specialists have pegged at close to zero.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Job destruction caused by technology is not a futuristic concern. It is something we have been living with for two generations. A simple linear trend suggests that by mid-century about a quarter of men between 25 and 54 will not be working at any moment.

I think this likely a substantial underestimate unless something is done for a number of reasons.

First everything we hear and see regarding technology suggests the rate of job destruction will pick up. Think of the elimination of drivers, and of those who work behind cash registers.

Second, the gains in average education and health of the workforce over the last 50 years are unlikely to be repeated.

Third, to the extent that non-work is contagious, it is likely to grow exponentially rather than at a linear rate.

Fourth, declining marriage rates are likely to raise rates of labor force withdrawal given that non-work is much more common for unmarried than married men.


Monday, September 26, 2016

President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.

The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton's private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.

"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be a pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says. "Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email." read more


In the few moments the mainstream wasn't stoking the flames of race war, it shoved triviality down our throats -- the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie -- as if someone's personal life is of serious consequence to the rest of us because they hail from the upper economic echelons.

These ridiculous divisive tactics are precisely why alternative, independent media exists -- and while corporate media bullhorned these narratives, indie journalists continued covering any number of issues of astonishing importance unfolding in the background. read more


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Aw, hell, ROC..he won't Google it.

So I'll post it (abridged Wiki version):

Ellen Rometsch(born 1936 in Kleinitz, Germany) was rumored to be an East German Communist spy who was assigned on diplomatic cover to the West German embassy in Washington, D.C. during the early 1960s. She is also widely thought in some Washington journalism circles to have been one of President John F. Kennedy's girlfriends during the height of the Cold War. However, the FBI never turned up "any solid evidence" that Rometsch was a spy or that she had relations with President Kennedy.

She was expelled from the U.S. in August 1963 "because of her behavior in Washington", behavior which threatened to have scandalous overtones reminiscent of the Profumo Affair in England. Rometsch had worked as a hostess at the Quorum Club located in the Carroll Arms Hotel adjacent a Senate office building. It was a place for lawmakers and other influential men to meet for food, drink, and ladies. She disclosed details of the hostess service which provided members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives with access to prostitutes. A news report by Clark R. Mollenhoff said her circle included "some high White House figures" and that she led a life that "could not be financed on the pay of a non commissioned West German soldier."

According to Wesley Pruden, a White House reporter of the time, "Just when a few brave Republicans were screwing up the courage to make something out of it, on the grounds that a president really shouldn't be taking off his clothes with a femme fatale from the Evil Empire, Bobby Kennedy, JFK's attorney general, sent J. Edgar Hoover to Capitol Hill with a not-so-friendly word to the wise. 'Don't investigate this,' he told the Republicans. 'Because if you do, we're going to open up everybody's closets.' J. Edgar Hoover, as every Republican knew, held the key to a lot of closets and was familiar with what was in all of them." Hoover met privately with Senators' Mike Mansfield and Everett Dirksen, telling them he had "no evidence" that Rometsch was a spy, but then proceeded to tell them details about the senators who had been "entertained" by Quorum Club girls. Robert Kennedy's desire to squelch any press reports of his brother's alleged involvement with Rometsch, led him to seek Hoover's help in discouraging any mention of the Rometsch "allegations" in the Senate investigation of Bobby Baker, who held the post of Senate Secretary for the Majority until he resigned in October, 1963.

Stunning, isn't it? The key player is expelled back to Germany and a key witness 'resigns', all within a 2 month window. The director of the FBI can't seem to find any wrongdoing but does manage to blackmail anyone else that might be looking.

HAHAHAHA! Liberals pointing at Trump and saying he's pro-eugenics?

I guess they missed the gem where Hillary says she "admires enormously" noted eugenicist Margaret Sanger and in fact received the Margaret Sanger Award:

youtu.be

Margaret Sanger, for those who are unaware, was a vile racist and eugenicist who dedicated her life to ridding the world of poor black babies, who she deemed the "degenerate and defective." She was a featured guest of the Ku Klux Klan and a huge proponent of the forced sterilization program of the Nazi regime in the 1930's. Sanger pushed for birth control not because she believed it liberated women from the burdens of motherhood, but because she saw it as the best way to get minorities and the handicapped, whom she detested, to voluntarily stop breeding.

thefederalist.com

So what action did she take to get that ball rolling? She founded Planned Parenthood. Tell me again which Presidential candidate is believes in eugenics?

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