Chris Brown turns to Instagram amid police standoff

Singer Chris Brown’s Instagram account got a lot more interesting today. With police outside of his Los Angeles home, who were following up on a report that Brown pulled a gun on an unnamed woman, the singer started posting Instagram videos criticizing the LAPD. Meanwhile, local news stations have been broadcasting footage of the standoff on Facebook Live for much of …

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Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

All the more reason for fast food restaurants to lay off minimum wage employees and replace them with technological solutions.  Do progressives not know? Or do they not care? This is Econ-101.  Seattle leaders have proposed new scheduling rules for hourly retail and food-service employees, including requiring employers to schedule shifts two weeks in advance …

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UI accused of trapping, killing feral cats without approval

Two state agencies say the University of Idaho failed to seek approval for a program that trapped and euthanized feral cats on campus. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Monday that they would not have issued authorization to the university, which campus veterinarian Peter Autenried …

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Last year, an average of $720 per student in Idaho came from voter-approved supplemental levies

Moscow has the 5th largest levy in Idaho: $9,586,000.  Moscow also has the 5th largest collection of money from supplemental levies in Idaho between 1992 and 2014: $128,692,000.  As the Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Committee opened its meeting today, Tim Hill of the Idaho State Department of Education shared stats on supplemental levies approved by …

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Growing Media Chorus Says Presidential Debates Are ‘Rigged’

Via Reason Magazine: Yesterday, for a second time, the Chicago Tribune editorialized in favor of letting Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson into the three presidential debates scheduled between Sept. 26 and Oct 19. “The hurdle in Johnson’s way,” the editorial board correctly observed, “is the terms set by the private, nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.” Those terms, first announced …

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FBI to Release Report on Hillary’s Emails as Early as Tomorrow

 This is going to be a big one: (CNN)The FBI expects to publicly release as soon as Wednesday the report the bureau sent to the Justice Department in July recommending no charges in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, according to multiple law enforcement officials. The release is in response to numerous FOIA requests including …

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Is Obama Going to Try Ratifying the Paris Climate Accord Without Senate Approval?

The Washington Times reports President Obama is prepared to enter into the Paris climate accord as early as this week even though Republicans have insisted that the pact must be ratified by the Senate, according to a report out of China. The South China Morning Post reported that Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are “set to jointly announce their ratification” …

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Civil Rights Leader Endorses Trump

Breitbart reports Saturday, on “CNN Newsroom,” one of the men who helped stage the 1960 sit-in at a North Carolina Woolworth’s lunch counter to protest segregation endorsed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Charles Henderson told CNN’s Jim Sciutto that he is drawn to Trump because of his business acumen and ability to create jobs, which he …

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Hillary Clinton Endorsed by KKK Grand Dragon, Media SILENT

When David Duke, former Imperial  Whizzer Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan announced his support of Donald Trump the mainstream media rushed to condemn Donald Trump so quickly that practically tripped over their underwear to get their articles out. After all if fit their definition of Donald Trump as a racist. But Hillary Clinton was endorsed by another …

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Democrats Already Preparing for Clinton Debate Loss

Politically, it’s better to go in with low expectations and have your candidate surprise you.  Democrats are worried that, when voters see Clinton debate Trump, she will be disappointing. They are already trying to manage expectations. We already know that Democrats aren’t sure how to prepare Hillary to debate Trump. Now we see them trying to …

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Venezuelan Women Sterilizing Themselves Due to Horrible Socialist Economy

According to Fox News Latino, some clinics in Venezuela are having “sterilization days,” where women can come in and have the procedure done. The clinic offers 40 slots during its so-called “sterilization day” offered regularly at a number of clinics in wealthier sections of the city, but as recently as last year, it did not come …

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Moscow’s Mafia Medics

Via Moscow’s Bring to Light:  Previous installments in this series made it clear that Latah County does not have adequate resources to consistently maintain its ALS emergency medical services, much less provide consistent inter-facility patient transports. The problem is squarely situated in the Moscow Ambulance Company, which has failed to respond to emergency calls for help in …

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Hillary Says Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs

“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs. You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics.’ That has been tried; that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” —Hillary Clinton Translation: only government creates jobs.  There’s a name for that political philosophy. 

NOAA – Global Cooling Will Starve the World

Quotes from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) concerning the “settled science.”  “Annual average temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere increased rather dramatically from about 1890 through 1940, but have been falling ever since.” – NOAA 1974 “The poorest nations, already beset by man-made disasters, have been threatened by a natural one: the possibility of climatic …

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Climate change to wipe out coffee

Well, this should energize Americans! Fairtrade, a charity which attempts to offer an alternative to third world coffee buying cartels, to ensure vulnerable farmers receive a decent price for their crop, has produced a report which demands urgent climate action.   A Brewing Storm: The climate change risks to coffee Coffee is a key global crop …

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Today at 6:48 AM The Promise of Obamacare vs. the Reality of Obamacare

There’s a strain of pro-Obamacare sentiment which acknowledges it flaws—or some of them, anyway—but argues that it’s worth it because the law has helped so many people by expanding coverage. It’s an argument that essentially ignores the people that Obamacare has made worse off. Consider, just to take the most prominent recent example, the more …

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Big Chill: ‘Substantial Cooling’ Predicted Within The Next Few Years

Now for something completely different. This from the UK. Better grab your coats!  Climate boffins believe the UK’s topsy-turvy climate is in for a chilly twist within the next few years as three major forms of climate change trigger “substantial cooling”.Drastic changes in ocean conditions, greenhouse gases and a weakening of the sun threaten increasingly …

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Requiring Mexican pledge is OK

The First Amendment protects students against being forced to recite the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance — but not against being required to recite the Mexican pledge, a federal appeals court ruled last week. How can that be? Reciting the Mexican pledge was class participation, not symbolic speech, writes Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor, on Bloomberg View. In …

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Are teachers underpaid?

Fordham’s Michael Podgursky argues that the Labor Department doesn’t take into consideration the generous benefits of government school teachers — benefits that no one in the private sector gets! Public school teachers and other public employees receive far more generous pension benefits than private-sector workers. The value of those benefits isn’t calculated accurately in Labor Department statistics, …

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