WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had an apparent glitch Friday afternoon at an Oval Office signing for pair of executive orders: After touting the measures, he neglected to sign them.
Trump declared that the two orders would start a “great revival” for U.S. manufacturing, repeating his campaign message that trade pacts have caused factory jobs to flow overseas.
Continue reading “Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them”
Yet another major health insurance provider is reportedly poised to pull out of the Obamacare markets. The news comes as Congress and the White House bicker over what to do next after the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act failed.
On the heels of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) failure to get enough members on board with the GOP’s deeply unpopular Obamacare replacement bill, Anthem, Inc., may be prepping to leave the exchanges established under former President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation, Reuters reported. Continue reading “Another major insurer appears set to pull out of Obamacare markets”
The Hays Daily News – by Sherman Smith
TOPEKA — A convoy carrying hundreds of bales of hay is en route from Illinois to relieve Kansas ranchers with scorched fields.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported Illinois farmer Vern Rohrscheib and his daughter, Lynn Rohrscheib, helped organize the effort. The convoy left Fairmount, Ill., about a half-hour east of Champaign, early Thursday. Continue reading “Convoy delivering hundreds of hay bales from Illinois after Kansas fires”
The Federalist Papers – by Kimberly Morin
There was a massive fire under a major highway in Atlanta yesterday that caused a bridge to collapse and a complete nightmare for commuters that will possibly continue for months until the highway is repaired.
As reported by Yahoo News:
Atlanta’s notoriously tangled commutes were thrown into disarray Friday after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse, completely shutting down the heavily traveled highway through the heart of the city.
Continue reading “HUGE Section of I-85 Collapses In Atlanta, But Something Seems Strange About Alleged Cause”
Space.com – by Joe Rao
An unusually favorable opportunity to view a famous periodic comet in small telescopes comes during the next couple of weeks, when passes closer to Earth than at any return since its discovery in 1858.
The comet’s perihelion point, which is that part of its orbit taking it closest to the sun, lies just outside Earth’s orbit. This year, the perihelion passage occurs April 12, when the comet will be 97.1 million miles (156.3 million kilometers) from the sun. But because the orbit of the comet nearly parallels the orbit of Earth at this point, there will be a six-day period — from March 29 through April 3 — when Tuttle-Giacobini- Kresák will be very near to its closest point to Earth. Continue reading “No Joke: April Fools’ Comet to Pass Closest to Earth Since Discovery”
Hacker News – by Mohit Kumar
If the death of online privacy rules wasn’t enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned to pre-install spyware on customers’ Android devices in order to collect their personal data.
The telecom giant has partnered with Evie Launcher to bring a new application called ‘AppFlash‘ — a universal search bar that will come pre-installed on the home screens of all Verizon Android handsets for quickly finding apps and web content. Continue reading “Verizon to pre-install a ‘Spyware’ app on its Android phones to collect user data”
Waking Times – by Makia Freeman
New World Order Anniversaries abound in this year of 2017. If you go back in time exactly 50 or exactly 100 years, there are key events that occurred that still shape our world today – events orchestrated by the same network of Secret Societies and Illuminati bloodlines that have been manipulating the world for hundreds if not thousands of years. The following article highlights 5 New World Order anniversaries about which it is important to inform yourself, since the official version of these events is shallow at best and deceptive at worst. In all cases, the events were not what they seemed at the time, nor were we ever told the full truth afterwards by governments or the mainstream media. Continue reading “2017 – The Year of New World Order Anniversaries”
Free Thought Project – by Claire Bernish
As relations with the West continue to deteriorate — and the potential for crushing sanctions remains tangible — President Vladimir Putin has begun preparing to release Russia from the crushing grip of the international banking system completely, by moving to a nationalist model based and conducting transactions with allies in gold.
In short, Russia has plans to abandon central banks and the dollar — if, indeed, shit hits the fan. Continue reading “Russia Preps for Epic Split With Global Banking Cartel by Dumping US Dollar for Gold”
Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist
Moments ago, WikiLeaks released another set of data from the Vault 7 CIA documents which, believe it or not, paints an even more ominous picture of the world’s most unscrupulous spy agency. The latest leak consists of 676 source code files from the CIA’s anti-forensic “Marble” framework — which allows the CIA to covertly create malware, trojans, and hacking attacks, while attributing them to foreign entities. Continue reading “WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Can Disguise Hacks, Malware As Russian Or Chinese”
Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown
“Congress shall make no law respecting … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” -First Amendment of the united States Constitution
Journalist Gary Hunt has been arrested and is currently being held in Sacramento, California. He is facing extradition to Portland, Oregon, though at the time of his arrest there was no agreement to extradite him. He is facing charges of contempt of the judge in the Oregon Malheur Refuge case that involved the Bundy family and others last year. Continue reading “Judge In Oregon Bundy Case Now Has Reporter Gary Hunt Arrested For… Reporting”
Researchers have begun the second phase of testing of a Zika vaccine developed by U.S. government scientists in a trial that could yield preliminary results as early as the end of 2017.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said on Friday the $100 million trial has already been funded and will proceed, irrespective of the $7 billion in cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget proposed by the Trump Administration over the next 18 months. Continue reading “U.S. Zika vaccine begins second phase of testing”
Breitbart – by John Hayward
According to U.S. commanders – specifically Army Lt. General Steven Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve – American and Russian troops “have converged literally within hand-grenade range of each other” in Syria.
The numbers of those troops may be approaching parity as well since NBC News observes the American presence in Syria was roughly a thousand strong in February, but “that number may have been boosted by the arrival of several hundred more in recent weeks to support the battle to route ISIS from Raqqa.” The Russians have somewhere between 1,600 and 4,500 troops in Syria. Continue reading “U.S. Commander: U.S., Russian Troops Operating Within ‘Hand Grenade Range’ in Syria”
Fellowship of the Minds – by DCG
If I had a dollar for every woman that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
A recent study has found that woman who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it. Continue reading “Friday funnies”
38 Years married to my wife today.
3 Sons and 12 Grand youngsters.
What else could be better ?
After Donald Trump’s election, the flow of manufacturers setting up shop south of the border dwindled to a trickle. Ford Motor Co. and Carrier Corp., caught in Trump’s Twitter crosshairs, scrapped plans to move jobs to Mexico in two very public examples of the slowdown.
But now the pace is picking back up. Illinois Tool Works Inc. will close an auto-parts plant in Mazon, Illinois, this month and head to Ciudad Juarez. Triumph Group Inc. is reducing the Spokane, Washington, workforce that makes fiber-composite parts for Boeing Co. aircraft and moving production to Zacatecas and Baja California. TE Connectivity Ltd. is shuttering a pressure-sensor plant in Pennsauken, New Jersey, in favor of a facility in Hermosillo. Continue reading “American Jobs Are Headed to Mexico Once Again”
The Daily Caller – by Alex Pfeiffer
The Department of Justice announced Thursday the expansion of a program designed to deport imprisoned immigrants.
The Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) uses in-person and video-conference hearings in order for judges to determine whether an immigrant, regardless of legal status, should be deported after they serve their sentence. Bureau of Prison statistics show that a little over 20 percent of federal inmates are non-citizens. Continue reading “Sessions Moves To Quickly Deport Imprisoned Immigrants”
Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger
Open the Books is back in the spotlight today with another deep-dive report, this time looking into U.S. taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and federal payments into Ivy League colleges.
Below are a few key findings from the report, titled: Ivy League, Inc. Continue reading “Ivy League Inc. – How America’s Most Prestigious Universities Bilk the U.S. Taxpayer”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest “research aides” may still have access to classified State Department information despite FBI Director Comey’s assertion that they were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
And, after sending numerous requests to John Kerry’s State Department that ‘shockingly’ fell on deaf ears, Grassely has sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking why Hillary’s security clearance hasn’t yet been revoked given that “any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation.” Continue reading “Senator Grassley Asks Why “Extremely Careless” Hillary Still Has Access To Classified State Dept. Info”
Off the Grid News – by Daniel Jennings
Eight police officers surrounded a couple’s home and took their seven-year-old son away because of a disagreement with school officials over ADHD and mental health, the parents say.
Christian and Katie Maple lost custody of seven-year-old Camden because they disagreed with school officials’ assessment of the boys’ mental health, they told Health Impact News. He attends Bowman Primary School in Lebanon, Ohio. Continue reading “7-Year-Old Boy Makes Twisted Joke At School … So CPS Seizes Him”
The Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn’s request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional sources told NBC News.
President Donald Trump‘s former national security advisor’s lawyer was told the move was “wildly preliminary” and “not on the table” at this point, a senior congressional official told NBC. It does not necessarily rule out immunity at a later date, since the Senate investigation is ongoing. Continue reading “Senate Intelligence Committee rejects Flynn’s request for immunity: NBC”