“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
We spend a lot of time talking about the public pension crisis because, well, it’s a massive $5 – $8 trillion dollar overhang on the economy and one which will undoubtedly result in some heartache for investors at some point in the future. Unfortunately, there are some problems that are too large for even U.S. taxpayers to fix and, with an underfunding of $52,000 (mid-point) per household, somehow we suspect this is one of them.
Of course, our nation’s various governmental institutions aren’t the only ones to have unwittingly created massive ponzi schemes from which there is no escape. In fact, as Bloomberg points out today, as of the end of 2016 over 90% of the top 200 corporate pensions in the S&P were unfunded to the tune of $382 billion. Continue reading
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New York Daily News – by David Boroff
A Pennsylvania couple who “gifted” six daughters to a cult-like figure and forced them into a life of “sex slaves” were each sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Wednesday.
Authorities said Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus gave their oldest girl to Lee Donald Kaplan because he helped them out of financial trouble when they broke with their Amish faith. Kaplan fathered two children with the girl, the first when she was 14. She is now in her late teens. Continue reading
The Hill – by Timothy Cama
The Trump administration provided details for its aggressive plan to roll back environmental regulations Thursday.
In the first regulatory agenda of the Trump administration, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget detailed when and how agencies plan to repeal numerous Obama administration rules regarding air and water pollution, fossil fuel extraction and more. Continue reading
A pilot flying a Cessna 206 plane was forced to make a daring emergency landing on a Long Island highway Wednesday, dodging traffic among other obstacles. Drivers on the motorway managed to capture amazing footage of the extraordinary moment on camera.
Pilot Jim O’Donnell had just taken off from Brookhaven Calabro Airport in Shirley when his plane experienced a sudden mechanical failure. Continue reading
World Events and the Bible
WEB Notes: Children are not to be called “boys and girls”, but “scholars”. Why? Well, we would not want to offend someone now would we? I mean that poor child’s duck feelings might get hurt. We have to be sensitive to each individual child to create an inclusive environment. Inclusive environment my foot, they are promoting filth and teaching our children and adults(who should know better) that it is okay and should be accepted and embraced. How about teach the child right? They go to school to learn about math and reading, let the children be children already and stop peddling your filth.
Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger
Before I begin, I want to mention that my only experience with Idaho (unfortunately), was driving through the southeastern part of the state during my six-week cross country road trip in 2010. It was some of the most majestic and peaceful scenery I had ever seen, and I’d love to return and explore more of the state in the future. I’ve also heard Boise is a pretty cool city. It’s unfortunate that a state with so much potential passed the anti-freedom legislation described below, but I have faith the people will figure it out and reverse course. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The nearly 340 workers clocked out after their final shifts at Carrier’s gas furnace factory. Another wave of 290 workers will be let go by Dec. 22 under a timetable the company announced in late May. Continue reading
KGW 8 News – by Nina Mehlhaf
PORTLAND, Ore. — ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be stuck in their cars for hours during the solar eclipse.
Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton says the eclipse will cause “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history” on August 21.
State emergency management officials are estimating one million people from out of state are coming to Oregon to watch the eclipse. More rental cars and RVs will be added to our highways, not to mention rural single-lane roads to and from campsites. Continue reading
The Free Thought Project – by Rachel Blevins
The charge of “driving under the influence” used to only apply to drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol—but it will now apply to drivers who text, eat, smoke, read or groom while driving in the state of Washington.
The implementation of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act was expedited from January 2019 to July 23 after Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a partial-veto, and insisted that “public safety is better served by implementing this bill this year.” Continue reading
The Daily Sheeple – by Claire Bernish
Lacking sufficient funds to bail oneself from jail after arrest has long mandated a lengthy stint behind bars while awaiting trial; but this modern iteration of a Dickensian debtor’s prison system may finally have met its match in a judge from Chicago, who — perhaps fed up — ruled this week that income should not bear sole weight in determining bail.
Considering court dates are not infrequently months or years in the future, countless lower-income Chicagoans — particularly, those charged with nonviolent drug and other offenses — won’t be unjustly forced to languish behind bars, worsening their financial situation, due to unreasonable bail. Continue reading
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
We doubt that many have heard of it, or know what it’s used for, but the price of Praseodymium-Neodymium (sold in oxide form) has been on a tear, up 43% ytd. Continue reading
The Israeli army will put thousands of extra troops on alert in the West Bank ahead of Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, fearing that clashes over security measures implemented at the holy site will spread.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Thursday that it would be putting five extra battalions on call in the West Bank, adding that they could be deployed if backup is needed, the Jerusalem Post reported. Continue reading
A person driving a black SUV hopped the sidewalk and hit multiple pedestrians on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Thursday.
The vehicle struck at least three victims before crashing into a storefront at Madison Avenue and E. 46th Street. Continue reading
Hot Air – by John Sexton
Tuesday, police arrested Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle-school teacher who is one of the leaders of the Antifa group By Any Means Necessary. Felarca is charged with inciting a riot last June in Sacramento, CA. From Berkeleyside:
Felarca was captured on video hitting a member of the Traditional Worker’s Party, a white supremacist group that had taken out permits for a rally on the west steps of the state capitol. Felarca, a member of the group By Any Means Necessary, and other counter-protesters blocked the rally by chasing and hitting and even stabbing members of the Traditional Worker’s Party.
The city of Chicago is expected to pay $500,000 to settle a police brutality case involving a woman who suffered a miscarriage after being repeatedly shocked with a Taser by a patrol officer with a troubling history, city records show.
The amount appears on the agenda for an upcoming City Council Finance Committee meeting. The settlement requires approval from the entire council, which is scheduled to meet next week.
Police received an unusual complaint Sunday morning, when a self-described drug dealer from Florida said that he wanted to file a police report after someone allegedly stole his cocaine.
David Blackmon, 32, claimed that a person entered his car and robbed him of $50 and about a quarter ounce of cocaine, Fox News reports. Continue reading