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Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Irons, Dec 6, 2016.



  1. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Empty bottles and cans in Michigan are worth 10 cents each, and there are cans and bottles littered all over with nobody picking them up.
    That means there is way to much welfare. It ain't rocket surgery, folks.

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    Like enough to make a reasonable living on?
    ...and do they take 'em from other States too? I see bottles all the time that say that on 'em. If I lived just across the border from Mi I'd flood ya with .10cent bottles. Bring 'em in by the truck load I would. Maybe even by the boatload.


    No, it's more like brain science.
     
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    Sure thing man. . awow.gif

    A walk in the morning would net someone enough cans to get a few smokes or a half pint of cheap booze easy enough.
    Cross border can scalping doesn't work though because the counting machines scan the bar code.

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    HISTORIC: House Bill Allocates $1.6 Billion for President Trump’s Beautiful Border Wall

    Carter Jul 11th, 2017 6:44 pm Leave a Comment

    Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released a bill that allocates $1.6 billion in order to begin construction of a border wall along the U.S. southern border.
    In recent days, conservative members warned they would pull votes from a budget/spending plan that did not included the financing of a border wall. Rep. Mark Meadows commented to Breitbart that the President would refuse to sign a spending measure if it did not include the wall.


    The Hill reports:

    In total, the bill allocates $13.8 billion to customs and border protection. That includes the $1.6 billion for the wall, $100 million to hire 500 more border patrol agents, $131 million for new border technology, $106 million for aircraft and sensors and $109 million for non-intrusive inspection equipment.

    It also adds $619.7 million to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over current levels, for a total of $7 billion in spending.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...llion-president-trumps-beautiful-border-wall/
     
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    Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan to Drill Offshore Alaska

    July 13, 2017 by Reuters

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    In its plan, Eni describes its intent to drill four exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea from its Spy Island Drillsite, a pre-existing man-made island located in Alaska state waters. Spy Island is one of four oil- and gas-producing artificial islands in the Beaufort Sea.

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    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015 after the Trump administration this week approved a drilling plan on leases the company has been sitting on for 10 years.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the drilling plan of Eni US, a unit of Italy’s Eni on Wednesday as part of President Donald Trump’s plan to boost oil and gas drilling and make the country “energy dominant.”

    The approval is conditional on Eni getting other state and federal permits, which in past cases are generally granted once BOEM gives the green light.

    “We know there are vast oil and gas resources under the Beaufort Sea, and we look forward to working with Eni in their efforts to tap into this energy potential,” said BOEM’s acting Director Walter Cruickshank.

    Eni plans to drill into the Beaufort Sea from an artificial island using extended wells more than 6 miles (10 km) long starting in December. Eni did not immediately return a request for comment on its drilling plans.

    Trump in April signed an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas in the Arctic and other places that have been off limits to support the industry.

    Eni’s leases, which were set to expire by the end of the year, were outside of an area protected by former President Barack Obama weeks before he left office. The company’s plan to move ahead with risky and expensive drilling comes despite years of low oil prices and dangerous Arctic conditions.

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc quit its exploration quest offshore Alaska in 2015 after a ship it had leased suffered a gash in mostly uncharted waters and environmentalists had discovered an existing law that limited the company’s ability to drill.

    Environmentalists complained that the administration rushed the approval of Eni’s plan, providing the public only 21 days to comment on the plan and only 10 days to comment on scoping for an environmental review required by federal law.

    An environmental lawyer said her group would work to stop the drilling. “We’ll fight Trump’s reckless giveaway of our oceans for the sake of polar bears, whales and ice seals and the fragile ecosystems where they live,” said Kristen Monsell, a lawyer with the nonprofit group, the Center for Biological Diversity.

    (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

    (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

    Filed Under: News Tagged With: arctic drilling

    http://gcaptain.com/trump-administration-aapproves-eni-plan-to-drill-offshore-alaska/
     
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    MAGAnomics – As Predicted The Federal Reserve is Fighting Itself…
    Posted on July 14, 2017 by sundance

    In 2016 CTH first predicted the intellectual economic disconnect that would arise out of the paradigm shift in economic principles. Initially I called it “the economic third dimension” – SEE HERE.

    As time progressed through the second fiscal quarter of 2017 (Jan-March) again, we noted how the Federal Reserve was exactly failing to understand this “third dimension”; the space between Wall Street and Main Street fiscal policy SEE HERE.

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    Finally today, for the first time, we see a federal reserve voting official begin to question the underlying economic assumptions of the Fed. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans is the first federal official to identify the disconnect between federal economic policy and actual economic outcomes:

    WASHINGTON – […] Inflation has run below the Fed’s 2 percent target over the past eight years, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans noted.

    “This is a serious policy outcome miss,” he said in remarks prepared for a conference in Idaho.

    […] Even as inflation has tumbled this year, Fed officials have brushed it off, indicating that they believe that one-off factors are keeping prices low. Those include cellphone service prices cratering because of carriers bidding to offer unlimited data plans. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and others have suggested that inflation is likely to head back up after those temporary price drops slow overall prices.


    “My inflation outlook is not quite as sanguine,” said Evans, setting himself apart from others at the central bank. He added that the Fed needs to hit the 2 percent target “sooner rather than later.”

    Evans’ comments are the first sign of a Fed official appearing to reconsider plans to continuing raising interest rates this year. Evans is a voting member of the Fed’s monetary policy committee. He has voted twice this year to increase rates.

    But inflation has continued to move lower, testing the Fed’s patience. The Consumer Price Index fell in June to 1.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

    Fed officials favor rising inflation not for its own sake, but as a sign that the economy is running as well as it could. Predictable 2 percent annual inflation, they believe, allows for businesses and individuals to plan ahead. (read more)

    It is not “one-off factors”. The cause of inflationary outcomes not matching Fed predictions, is specifically because we are inside the inverse Maganomic space.

    Yeah, forgive me – but I’m feeling a little vindicated after a year where multiple “intellectuals” stated my fundamental outlook on the U.S. economy was a theory too far ‘out there‘ to be real. This ‘out there‘ theory is quickly becoming the ‘right here‘ reality.

    As we shared at the beginning of the 3rd quarter (April-June) , I repeat as we begin the 4th quarter (July – Sept).
    People may ignore this, but it does not change reality.

    A series of recent headline articles [Jan-Feb ’17] – about traditional economic analysts, government and private, perplexed by financial and consumer trends – highlights the disconnect inherent amid those who cannot reset their frame of economic reference.

    For 30+ years U.S. economic political policy has been driven by Wall Street interests. STOP. Main Street, the middle-class and the American worker have suffered. STOP. The successful election of Donald Trump, and the execution of his “main street” economic policy agenda, has sledgehammered the prior economic machine into a full seizure an halt. FULL STOP.


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    (WSJ Article Link)

    It was Albert Einstein who aptly stated:

    “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”

    The same basic principle applies to those who are trying to understand and evaluate current economic activity yet failing to disengage themselves from their historic economic frames of reference.

    The mindset framed around thirty years of financial political policy, intended to influence the U.S. economy and created by vested interests who were building out the legislative priorities based on Wall Streets’ best interests, will struggle to understand the new landscape which is entirely formulated to benefit Main Street.

    The two economic engines, Main Street and Wall Street, are entirely detached. Time, along with focus only on Wall Street interests, has pushed those two economic engines further apart. No-one is understanding the space between the two engines. The same policies which worked in the immediate past will not work in the immediate future.

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    (WSJ Article Link)

    The new dimension in U.S. economics is de-emphatic consumer spending on low-turn durable goods (measured by fed), and emphatic consumer spending on high-turn consumable goods (not measured by fed).

    Just Keep Watching!

    The two economic engines are now in reverse level of importance. Trump economics or “MAGAnomics” focuses on Main Street’s economic engine. The Fed is stuck focusing on the economy through the three-decades-old prism of Wall Street’s economic engine.

    We are now in the economic space between both engines. The traditional cause and effect (Fed) is now uncoupled. The administrators of the economy are perplexed; this is unfamiliar terrain.


    • Wage rates will be driven up by inflation in ‘non-measured’ high-turn, domestic consumable goods: food, fuel, energy. The Fed does not measure this segment for inflation.

    • Inflation, from the perspective of the Fed will appear artificially low because prices on the measured segment will be static: non-domestic durable goods, housing etc. Durable good prices will remain static, and in the short term fall surreptitiously – seemingly unattached to the larger expanding economy.

    Until the two economies gain parity – any fed activity, taken as a consequence to their familiar traditional measurements (inflation, interest rates etc.), will have minimal to negligible impact on Main Street.


    Home values and local economic factors will be driven by “regional” economies. Period.

    The exact same areas of the country which have gone through two decades of economic contraction will now see economic expansion and revitalization. The Fed policy which influences Wall Street was not, and is not, domestic centric. The fed policy is corporate driven, globalist in influence.

    If you are making economic decisions, large purchase decisions, over the next year to year-and-a-half, take this into consideration. Large durable goods will become cheaper over the next six months bottoming out sometime around Christmas 2017/Spring 2018.

    Auto Sector. – Any auto lease rate in the next 6 months to a year will go up, considerably. Don’t lease a car mid 2017 through all of 2018. Actuarials are trying to gauge the forecast incoming glut of auto inventory due to high lease rates in 2016 (30%+) that will be turned in late ’17 and throughout ’18.

    Conversely, late 2017 through 2018/2019 the price of a low mileage used car (former lease) will necessarily plummet. If you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle, wait about six months and then consider a solid used vehicle. You’ll be able to buy a two-year-old low mileage $100k+ high-end luxury vehicle for the same price as a mid-size economy car.

    Regional economies will continue to drive home values.

    • Areas which benefited from high yield and high rates of return from Wall Street, ie. investment benefactors, will begin economic contraction. The downstream effect on retail and high-end service industries will also be negatively impacted.

    • However, industrial areas with affordable housing and infrastructure, which have suffered in the past 20+ years, will see home values increasing as the local economy expands.

    National policy (Trump Policy) which benefits Main Street also benefits local economics which are founded in manufacturing, production, and ancillary services. In essence, the Middle-Class.

    Those who benefited from high-yield international investment income will see less income. Those who live on savings will see a moderate benefit. However, those living day-to-day and week-to-week on their paychecks will see much more income. Believe it.

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...deral-reserve-is-fighting-itself/#more-135781


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    Anyone think the greedy thiefin bankster bastards will let that happen?
     
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    No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/17/the-...-tourism-but-there-could-be-a-trump-bump.html

    NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump slump" in travel.

    But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

    There might even be a "Trump bump," says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit representing the travel industry.


    A few months ago, Dow and others warned that President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and ban on travel from a handful of mostly Muslim countries could send an anti-tourism message.

    But "impending doom hasn't manifested itself," Dow said in an interview. "Right now we cannot identify a loss. It's contrary to everything we've heard, but travel is in slightly better shape than it was a year ago. Everyone wants me to tell the story of the sky is falling, but for the travel industry, the sky is not falling."
     
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    Now Trump MUST get tax reform through – or face having nothing to show for almost a year in power
    • House leaders are pressing ahead with a budget plan that would include a major overhaul of the tax code
    • Trump desperately needs to notch a win after his health care repeal project fizzled in the Senate
    • House Budget Committee chairwoman calls the overhaul package 'a plan for action'
    • Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi grouses that 'Republicans would destroy the Medicare guarantee for our seniors and inflict bone-deep cuts to Medicaid'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4706506/House-budget-blueprint-boosts-military-cuts-benefits.html#ixzz4nIaUhR00
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
     
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    Trump Fires Signal Flare: Winter is Coming – “The Big Ugly”…
    Posted on July 23, 2017 by sundance

    Everything is proceeding according to a natural and predictable path. Mr. Scarmucci is now in charge of White House messaging, the focus can now look toward the Capitol and go on offense; the “Big Ugly” is very clearly on the horizon.

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    Anxious Trump voters have been understandably frustrated by the lack of speed with which President Trump is able to force the MAGA agenda onto an unwilling DC political apparatus. However, if you step back and look at the scope of the challenge, the situation is entirely understandable.

    Donald Trump was a 100% pure political outsider, a citizen politician. There was never any underlying organizational apparatus to support victory. There was Dan, Hope, Michael and Corey; later Paul then Kellyanne and Steve. Everything else needed to be constructed from scratch and even the party apparatus didn’t support candidate Trump.

    On November 9th 2016 President-elect Trump did not wake up with a staff of 50 political career employees sitting at Trump desks with Rolodexes filled with a network of affiliate political allies, personnel and associates to call upon to create the Trump administration. Consequently President Trump needed to import the entire administrative personnel architecture to support the move to the White House.

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    President-elect Trump approached that challenge by hiring the Chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus to fill out the hundreds of empty chairs. Priebus brought a staff mostly from the RNC and his own network of contacts. Many of those people were not self-described deplorables, or MAGA-minded; hence, the leaking etc.

    The Heritage Foundation, and a few other late-coming allied political groups were brought on to provide some more legislative-minded bodies to help turn the Trump populist and pragmatic campaign platform into actionable policy and legislation. There simply wasn’t a decades old MAGA think tank as a resource. Again, sub-contracting needed.

    Understanding the dynamic of building out the administrative architecture leads to an understanding of the visible frustration. However, this is exactly what citizen political operations look like absent of career political operatives familiar with all historic national political efforts.

    The same outsider challenge applies to the thousands of political appointments etc. Many of those remain unfilled, and many of the unfilled will probably remain unfilled because they are not value added when looked upon from the outside of an administrative state. Even fully staffed, the Trump administration, when carried through all cabinet departments, will be thousands of people less than all recent presidencies.

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    However, over time the White House can hire and import people who are favorably MAGA-minded.

    Six months into the administration the sub-contracted group is not as critical as initially the case on day #1.

    The removal of the sub-contracted agents is a natural outcome of a process of filling out the administration with people who are more in line with the totality of the policy and ideology behind it.

    This is why we previously shared: in the course of time, if you followed the process to its natural conclusion, there is bound to be a confrontation between the intransigent DC administrative and permanent political class -versus- President Trump and Team MAGA. I called this predictable confrontation – “The Big Ugly”.

    No longer needing the RNC outlook, MAGA-minded Anthony Scaramucci is now essentially Divisional VP in charge of White House Communications. The next position to be filled will be “Chief-of-Staff”. In that position we might see a Jim DeMint or similar; someone who is on board with the outsider approach, but insider aptitude.

    Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani and other visible Trump-minded supporters may now resurface as the foundation to support the purpose of their endeavors is more solidly in place.

    As this transitional process of retooling, sharpening the saw, takes place; Trump also doesn’t waste any time. President Trump prepares to do battle with the administrative state who have shown no compunction to advance MAGA policy and have ignored or rebuked his outstretched hand. Again, this confrontation is natural and entirely expected.

    Thus we begin to see visible signs of the approach within tweets targeting politicians who stand in opposition to the agenda that President Trump ran on.

    Many people might wonder what took so long. However, when we take time to understand the nature of a complete political outsider winning the office of the Presidency and all that encompasses, we begin to understand the best part of what we voted for is only possible when the architecture to support it is fully in place.

    We are nearing that point.

    Winter is coming for the intransigent professional political class.



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    THE BATTLE OF THE SWAMP BEGINS


    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...s-signal-flare-winter-is-coming-the-big-ugly/
     
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    Good move if true, use the republican party for the achitecture as the author says and then dump them.
     
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    Exciting times, I must say.
     
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    Trump rally in Ohio Tuesday. If he is taking the war to the RINO swamp it ought to be a corker!

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    Winning: Ex-SF Mayor Willie Brown Says Trump Trouncing Dems
    by Tony Lee, 24 Jul 2017

    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has a message for his fellow Democrats—President Donald Trump is winning and trouncing Democrats on a wide range of issues.

    In his San Francisco Chronicle column this weekend, Brown writes that though Democrats are giving Trump “a big fat ‘F’ for his six months in office,” the “F” actually may “stand for frustration.”

    He says that “no matter what you think of Trump’s policies or personality, he has beaten Democrats on every angle.”

    “The stock market is up. Unemployment is down,” he argues. “And Trump has gotten nearly every nominee he wanted, including Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, which was absolutely critical to fulfilling the Republican agenda.”

    In addition, even Trump’s “inability to repeal Obamacare,” according to Brown, “has turned into a backhanded win for Trump, if for no other reason than that it’s freed him from having to come up with a workable alternative, which he clearly does not have.”

    “Like it or not, he’s doing what his supporters wanted him to do: make a lot of noise, hit the brakes on the Democratic agenda and keep them entertained,” Brown writes.

    The legendary California Democrat is also entertained, to say the least, by “Trump’s made-for-TV White House.”

    “What a cast of characters,” Brown points out, singling out “the sinister and elusive Steve Bannon, the ditzy Kellyanne Conway, the just-bounced Sean Spicer and now ‘Baby Don’ Trump Jr.”

    Brown strangely sounded like Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s deputy assistant who has reportedly emerged as Trump’s favorite defender on television.

    In a recent MSNBC appearance, Gorka said that Trump is winning from the Southern border to NATO to Warsaw to the economy to the stock market.

    “We’re winning,” Gorka said. “We’re crushing it.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/24/willie-brown-donald-trump-winning-trouncing-dems/
     
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    TRUMP ON FIRE! 40,000 BOY SCOUTS CHEER PRESIDENT TRUMP AT JAMBOREE! (VIDEO)

    Jim Hoft Jul 24th, 2017 5:58 pm 39 Comments

    TRUMP ON FIRE! THOUSANDS OF BOY SCOUTS CHEER PRESIDENT TRUMP AT JAMBOREE!
    THIS WAS AMAZING!
    There were THOUSANDS of Scouts at the president’s speech today in West Virginia.
    The crowd was enormous – nearly 40,000 people!

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    The Boy Scouts know a leader who respects and appreciates them when they see one.

    They boo'd the shit out of hussein and laughed at him.

     
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    That crowd WAS on fire holy cow!
     
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    BOOM!! CNN will totally forget about Russia in 5-4-3-2....................... aasweet.gif
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    POTUS Bans Transgender People From Serving In The U.S. Military

    Joshua Caplan Jul 26th, 2017 8:23 am 11 Comments

    President Trump announced Wednesday morning transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the United States military.
    President Trump:


    After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you


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    After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......

    8:55 AM - 26 Jul 2017
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    ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....

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    ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

    9:08 AM - 26 Jul 2017

    In a recent memo, Secretary of Defense James Mattis called for a six-month delay of transgender recruitment to the U.S. military.

    Guardian reports:

    Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Mattis made the decision on Friday. The delay in allowing the enlistment of new recruits does not affect transgender troops who are already serving openly in the military.

    Mattis said in a memo obtained by The Associated Press: “After consulting with the service chiefs and secretaries, I have determined that it is necessary to defer the start of accessions for six months. We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality.”

    In the memo, Mattis said he believed the department must measure “each policy decision against one standard” — whether it affects the readiness of the military to defend the nation.

    Mattis’s decision formally endorses an agreement hammered out last week by the leaders of the four military services, which rejected army and air force requests for a two-year wait. And it reflects the broader worry that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill, officials familiar with the talks said.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/potus-bans-transgender-people-serving-u-s-military/
     
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    Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people in ONE WEEK with massive job fair in which candidates across 12 states will be offered jobs 'on the spot'
    • The 'Jobs Day' will take place on August 2, mostly in Amazon's warehouses
    • Almost 40,000 of the jobs will be full-time and the rest part-time
    • Full-time jobs come with health insurance, retirement schemes and stock
    • Wages vary from location to location and many jobs are in packing and sorting
    • There are also customer service and some managerial jobs available
    • The company promised in January to hire 100,000 people in 18 months


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4733328/Amazon-plans-hire-50-000-people-spot-ONE-WEEK.html#ixzz4nyiKCEc1
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    U.S. Coal Exports Soar Under President Trump

    July 28, 2017 by Reuters


    By Timothy Gardner and Nina Chestney WASHINGTON/LONDON July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump’s administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working.

    The increased shipments came as the European Union and other U.S. allies heaped criticism on the Trump administration for its rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, a deal agreed by nearly 200 countries to cut carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels like coal.

    The previously unpublished figures provided to Reuters by the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed exports of the fuel from January through May totaled 36.79 million tons, up 60.3 percent from 22.94 million tons in the same period in 2016. While reflecting a bounce from 2016, the shipments remained well-below volumes recorded in equivalent periods the previous five years.

    They included a surge to several European countries during the 2017 period, including a 175 percent increase in shipments to the United Kingdom, and a doubling to France – which had suffered a series of nuclear power plant outages that required it and regional neighbors to rely more heavily on coal.

    “If Europe wants to lecture Trump on climate then EU member states need transition plans to phase out polluting coal,” said Laurence Watson, a data scientist working on coal at independent think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative in London.

    The EU’s coal imports have generally been on a downward trend since 2006, albeit with seasonable variations like high demand during cold snaps in the winter, an EU source said.

    Overall exports to European nations totaled 16 million tons in the first five months of this year, up from 10.5 million in the same period last year, according to the figures. Exports to Asia meanwhile, totaled 12.3 million tons, compared to 6.2 million tons in the year-earlier period.

    Trump had campaigned on a promise to “cancel” the Paris deal and sweep away Obama-era environmental regulations to help coal miners, whose output last year sank to the lowest level since 1978. The industry has been battered for years by surging supplies of cheaper natural gas, brought on by better drilling technologies, and increased use of natural gas to fuel power plants.

    His administration has since sought to kill scores of pending regulations he said threatened industries like coal mining, and reversed a ban on new coal leasing on federal lands.

    TAKING CREDIT
    Both the coal industry and the Trump administration said the rising exports of both steam coal, used to generate electricity, and metallurgical coal, used in heavy industry, were evidence that Trump’s agenda was having a positive impact.

    “Simply to know that coal no longer has to fight the government – that has to have some effect on investment decisions and in the outlook by companies, producers and utilities that use coal,” said Luke Popovich, a spokesman for the National Mining Association.

    Shaylyn Hynes, a spokeswoman at the U.S. Energy Department, said: “These numbers clearly show that the Trump Administration’s policies are helping to revive an industry that was the target of costly and job killing overregulation from Washington for far too long.”

    Efforts to obtain comment from exporters Arch Coal and privately held Murray Energy Corp were unsuccessful. Contura Energy, which emerged as part of Alpha Natural Resource’s bankruptcy and restructuring, and filed for public offering in May, declined to comment.

    A spokesman for Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer, though without a major export profile, said the United States was generally a “swing supplier of seaborne coal.”

    U.S. Energy Information Administration analyst Elias Johnson said the U.S. coal industry may now be better positioned to meet foreign demand because U.S. miners have learned to produce at lower cost, after coming through a series of recent bankruptcies.

    “There’s the possibility that the U.S. will become more of a primary player in the global coal trade market,” he said.

    But he added there are also plenty of reasons the spike in demand could be temporary. For one thing, U.S. coal production and transportation costs are much higher than for other producers such as Indonesia and Australia.

    Because coal can often be transhipped from European ports before it is consumed, it is also hard to determine where shipments ultimately end up.

    Johnson pointed out that some of the fuel shipped into Western Europe, for example, could be making its way to other places like Ukraine, which is having trouble securing coal from its separatist-held regions.

    Trump said last month that his administration is offering more coal to Ukraine, but it was unclear how, given deals are typically worked out between companies.

    (Editing by Richard Valdmanis and Alden Bentley)

    (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

    Filed Under: News Tagged With: coal, president trump

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    BREAKING: President Trump Fires Reince Priebus, Hires General John Kelly as Chief of Staff…
    Posted on July 28, 2017 by sundance

    President Trump has just announced via Twitter that he has fired Reince Priebus from the position of Chief-of-Staff and has replaced him with DHS Secretary John Kelly. It would appear GOPe Priebus’s inability to guide ObamaCare was the final straw.

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    Perhaps this also provides the opening to move HR McMaster out of the NSC and into the DHS position…. interesting development.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...s-hires-general-john-kelly-as-chief-of-staff/
     
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    Beat me by 2 minutes Irons my friend! These are truly the most interesting of times. I'm wondering what will happen in August as a result of all that's happened in July. The plot thickens!!
     
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    I like how Trump let everyone know with a twitter post. Fuck you CNN!
     
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    Trump is eliminating the establishment. The Congress is dicking the American people around with their incompetence. I wonder who is next? I can't wait for McConnell and Ryan to be replaced.
     
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    They can try but hard to twist a tweet from the top.
     
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    Have the libtards started screaming "It's a military takeover of the WH!"....?
    Mad Dog Mattis and now General Kelly is a hell of a one two punch!...
    Take that you bass turds!..
     
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    The Week the Russia Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

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    by JOEL B. POLLAK28 Jul 20171,019

    The Russia conspiracy theory so beloved by the media and the Democratic Party fell apart this week — though it was easy to miss, amidst the chaos at the White House and the collapse of Congress’s effort to repeal Obamacare.
    Investor William Browder testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that Fusion GPS, the firm that had been responsible for creating and pushing the so-called “Russia dossier” against Donald Trump, had been paid by the Russian government to push for the repeal of the human rights sanctions in the Magnitsky Act of 2012. In other words, the Russian government may have been paying to smear Trump with false and salacious accusations.

    Until now, the media and the Democrats have proceeded under the assumption that Russia intervened in the 2016 election by hacking the email server of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the private email of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, and releasing their emails via Wikileaks. They have further claimed — with no evidence — that the Trump campaign may have colluded with the Russians in obtaining or releasing the emails.

    The entire theory rests on the ridiculous claim that Trump had invited Russia to hack Clinton and the Democrats when he joked last July about the Russians releasing the emails Clinton had deleted from her illicit private server. (The left-wing HuffPost observed Thursday as the anniversary that Trump “asked for Russian help in the election.”) That joke prompted then-CIA director John Brennan to convene an investigation of alleged Russian interference.


    In fact, it turns out that Russia may have been trying to undermine Trump. And it may have done so in collusion with the Democrats. The Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberly Strassel noted Thursday that Fusion GPS has ties to the Democrats — and will not reveal who paid it for the dossier. Strassel asked: “What if it was the Democratic National Committee or Hillary Clinton’s campaign?” The money could have passed through intermediaries, she added.

    That means the real story of collusion in the 2016 election could be that Democrats were working with Russia. And that would make sense, given their long history of appeasing the Russians, under both Clinton and Barack Obama.

    Or the truth could be that Russia was trying to embarrass both parties, to weaken the eventual winner. Browder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that it is common for Russia to back both sides in elections, simply to create chaos.

    Regardless, the Russia conspiracy theory has now collapsed. There is no evidence that Russia was colluding with the Trump campaign. But there is evidence Russia was working against it. And the truth is only beginning to emerge.

    Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
     
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    BOOM! Report=> McMaster Caught Privately Communicating WH Internal Politics to Deep State McCabe

    Cristina Laila Jul 28th, 2017 6:51 pm 193 Comments

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    Sara Carter of Circa News is reporting that sources are tell her that NatSec Advisor, H.R. McMaster has been communicating White House internal politics to Deep State Acting FBI Director Andy McCabe. Carter then implied that more White House shake-ups were perhaps on the horizon.



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    Investigating: sources say,"McMaster has been communicating WH internal politics 2 Acting FBI director Andy McCabe." More shake-ups?

    6:28 PM - Jul 28, 2017

    The Trump base will be happy to hear this.
    Investigative reporter Mike Cernovich wrote McMaster’s time is running out. Cernovich has been reporting for months that McMaster is on the globalist’s agenda and secretly working against President Trump’s ‘America First’ plans.



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    McMaster's time is running out. That's why Kelly is in. "We have enough generals in the West Wing," plan to pin 4th star on HR is back on.

    5:42 PM - Jul 28, 2017


    McCabe is the swamp!

    As TGP previously reported, Comey’s replacement as Acting FBI Head, Andrew McCabe, has ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Left Wing online publication, Newsweek, is reported:

    concerns came after revelations by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, that a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, contributed almost $500,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe. (She lost the election.) She also received $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is connected to McAuliffe, a Democrat.

    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is also being investigated by the Office of U.S. Counsel violating the Hatch Act according to a new report by Circa News.


    The Hatch Act prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races. Photos of McCabe campaigning for his wife raised questions about McCabe’s compliance with the law.

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    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...ating-wh-internal-politics-deep-state-mccabe/
     
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    Didn't take long.....

    Democrat Who Claims Trump ‘Militarizing’ White House with ‘Extremist’ John Kelly Has Deep Links to Communism

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...emist-john-kelly-has-deep-links-to-communism/
     
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    StormyeyesC says:
    July 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm
    A 30% cut in staff is a good start, but I bet we could go to 60% and never miss a one of those salamanders.

    More Winning – Foggy Bottom Begins Self-Draining as “Desperate” Career Diplomats Quit…
    Posted on July 30, 2017 by sundance

    Oh, this is almost too much winning… almost. A pearl-clutching op-ed in the New York Times declares the hurt sensibilities within the State Department are leading to multiple people quitting.

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    Specifically citing the different managerial strategy of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the priorities of the entire Dept. of State mission being reset, the career bureaucrats are dropping like flies hitting the T-Rex zapper.

    The entire Op-Ed reads like viewing an increasingly bright orb powered by the salty tears of globalists as they fret over the losses like the DoS directorate of global youth disability rights, and shrinkage within the department of international Geo-genitic gender advocacy.

    (Via New York Times) […] Stephenson, a former ambassador to Panama, is not used to being manhandled at the State Department she has served with distinction for more than three decades. She had been inclined to give Tillerson the benefit of the doubt. Transitions between administrations are seldom smooth, and Tillerson is a Washington neophyte, unversed in diplomacy, an oilman trying to build a relationship with an erratic boss, President Trump.


    Still, that shove captured the rudeness and remoteness that have undermined trust at Foggy Bottom. Stephenson began to understand the many distressed people coming to her “asking if their service is still valued.” The lack of communication between the secretary and the rest of the building has been deeply disturbing.

    An exodus is underway. Those who have departed include Nancy McEldowney, the director of the Foreign Service Institute until she retired last month, who described to me “a toxic, troubled environment and organization”; Dana Shell Smith, the former ambassador to Qatar, who said what was most striking was the “complete and utter disdain for our expertise”; and Jake Walles, a former ambassador to Tunisia with some 35 years of experience. “There’s just a slow unraveling of the institution,” he told me.

    […] a push to eliminate some 2,300 jobs; the vacancy of many senior posts, including 20 of the 22 assistant secretary positions requiring Senate confirmation; unfilled ambassadorships — roughly 30 percent of the total — from Paris to New Delhi; and the brushoff of the department’s input in interagency debate and in pivotal decisions, like withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Days are now marked by resignations, unanswered messages and idled capacity.

    The reasons for this dismemberment are unclear. Is it punishment for Hillary Clinton’s department? Or an extreme iteration of the “deconstruction of the administrative state” sought by Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon? Does it reflect the priorities of Trump’s base or White House suspicion of the “deep state” or the president’s love of generals? All these factors appear to play a part. (read more)

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...areer-diplomats-quit/comment-page-1/#comments
     
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    Serious Winning: President Trump Has Actually LOWERED The National Debt…
    Posted on July 30, 2017 by sundance

    Many people don’t call President Trump the Tea Party President for nothing. For the first time in our lifetime President Trump’s fiscal policies, targeting growth in the economy, actually have the cumulative effect of lowering the national debt as measured by the U.S. Treasury. –SEE DATA HERE

    When President Trump took office January 20th the total national debt was $19,947,304,555,212, or nearly $20 trillion. While there are fluctuating cycles of increase and decrease the debt reached a high of $19,959,593,604,841 on February 28, 2017, stalled, and since March 14th 2017 continually dropped:

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    Total U.S. National Debt has now decreased by over $100 billion. *Note: That’s five times more than is needed to build the Southern Security and Border Wall.

    And yes, this decrease is real and represents a long term reversal. During same 6 months in 2016 the U.S. National Debt grew by $450 billion (from $18,941,406,899,252.15 -to- $19,391,704,027,667.12). [DATA HERE] The Trump trend is not connected to a temporary lowering of debt during tax collection season.

    The ACTUAL ‘federal’ debt clock is now running backwards.


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    By instituting common sense “Main Street” economic policies of: pro business, pro investment, pro manufacturing, expanded jobs growth, lowered regulation, enhanced energy development, enlarged exports and reductions in actual federal spending, President Trump has reversed the debt clock and eliminated $100 billion in debt.

    This is, yet again, affirmation of what can happen by shifting policy from focusing on Wall Street’s economic engine and emphasizing Main Street’s economic engine.

    By growing the economy and creating jobs the benefits are two-fold. More workers equals more taxpayers paying into the system; simultaneously more people working means less people in need of government subsidies. You gain a dollar and have no need to spend a dollar, the federal balance sheet impact is doubled.

    You might remember the second quarter GDP rate of growth also doubled the first quarter rising from 1.2% to 2.6%. Trump’s goal was 3% for 2017. Additionally, the stunning thing is President Trump is achieving these objectives DESPITE a congress that is dysfunctional and not supporting his pro-growth economic agenda.

    Imagine what could happen if Washington DC actually got on the same page and agreed to get rid of the economic choking ObamaCare and delivered on pro-growth tax reform?

    President Trump has decoupled the fiscal drags on the economy, he needs help from congress on decoupling the legislative drag known as ObamaCare.

    Every economic pundit said Trump could never get 3% GDP growth. Heck, if Washington DC would just support the Trump-Mnuchin-Ross-Mulvaney agenda the economy might get higher than 4 or 5 percent.

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...trump-has-actually-lowered-the-national-debt/
     

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