WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday released a one-page analysis of the economic and fiscal impact of a Republican tax overhaul plan that was swiftly criticized by a number of tax experts and attacked as “fake math” by Democrats.
Treasury said the tax plan would more than pay for itself in 10 years, basing its forecast on a 2.9 percent annual economic growth assumption, a level well above most economists’ expectations, as well other changes on which the White House has made little progress. Continue reading
Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, after loading up their Prius and driving to a sorting facility, they got a shock.
“The fellow said we don’t take plastic anymore,” Satish says. “It should go in the trash.”
The facility had been shipping its plastic to China, but suddenly that was no longer possible. Continue reading
The Daily Conspiracy – by Lightwo
Why on earth would the US government conspire to cover up any kind of archaeological findings? Of what possible threat could honest, scientific discovery pose to national security or the common good?
Yet, this is exactly what happened when American diggers found skeletal remains of oversize humans: giants. Continue reading
A man in Washington created a genius device to catch pesky thieves who steal packages from front porches.
Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was tired of people stealing his expensive Jeep parts and decided he ‘wanted to even the playing field’
He created one of the earliest models trap – using 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box-like, a small box, aluminum carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate, and a cardbox box – and has filmed numerous wannabe thieves. Continue reading
The Hill – by Devin Henry
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed legislation Monday opening the door to copper and gold mining in the state.
The legislation, which was opposed by environmentalists, Democrats and some Republicans, is designed to help grow the state’s mining sector, Walker said in a statement. Continue reading
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Three Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were injured and five people were arrested during a protest in downtown Austin Saturday, including one who pointed a gun at officers.
DPS said there were two opposing protests happening at the Texas State Capitol. One was an “anti-sanctuary cities” demonstration and one was an “anti-xenophobia in Austin” protest. In a series of videos on social media, protesters and counter protesters can be seen carrying banners and signs along with American flags and Confederate flags. Continue reading
NCPR – by David Sommerstein
Dec 08, 2017 — The official arm of the Mexican government in New York State is touring St. Lawrence County. Mexico’s consulate wants to reach out to Mexican citizens across the North Country, including dairy farm workers without legal papers.
Mexico has more consulates in the United States than any other country has anywhere. The one in New York City has been working to expand its presence north into Upstate New York. So on Wednesday, its head and staff drove up to Canton. Continue reading
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Anti-Media – by Jake Anderson
It’s not every day that scientists discover an entirely new form of matter, especially one that could have far-reaching applications in both quantum mechanics and future technologies. But researchers at the University of Illinois claim to have done just that, confirming the existence of a long-theorized composite boson particle called ‘excitonium.’ Continue reading
SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo
The latest short film from Jonathan Roth discusses the advent of the blockchain, where it goes next and how the technology will impact every single human being on the planet.
Featuring investment powerhouses like Frank Giustra and Frank Holmes, as well as mathematician and finance entrepreneur Marco Streng: Continue reading
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. He announced the move during his first visit to the country, as he arrived with no advance notice at Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday morning.
A “significant part” of the Russian military contingent in Syria should return to Russia, Putin announced, addressing Russian military personnel at Khmeimim. The order to withdraw followed the defeat of “the most battle-hardened grouping of international terrorists” by the Russian and Syrian militaries in the space of two years. Continue reading
Health Nut News – by Erin Elizabeth
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Dr Dean Lorich was found dead this afternoon, Sunday, December 10th in his Park Avenue, Upper East Side home. He was 54 years old.
Police instantly began treating the death as suicide and said the doctor was under “some personal stress,” so that was likely the reason he put a knife through his torso (not his heart) knowing his 11-year-old daughter would find him on the floor, bleeding out. Continue reading
A 3-mile (5 km) wide asteroid, named 3200 Phaethon, will comes ‘close’ to Earth this week, bringing with it the stunning Geminids meteor shower.
The shower will peak this Wednesday night, December 13th, when up to 120 shooting stars could tear through our skies every hour.
The much-awaited shower is one of the most spectacular celestial events of the year and the shooting stars are bright and easy to spot from all over the world. Continue reading
Mises Institute – by Tho Bishop
On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country. While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms.