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Friday, April 15, 2016

iZombie Just Showed Us Exactly How a Season Finale Should Be Done | E! Online

iZombie Just Showed Us Exactly How a Season Finale Should Be Done | E! Online



"Hungry?" Vivian asked. "You ready for the new world order, Olivia Moore? Ready to do your part for your kind? Someday soon, Seattle's going to be the capital of zombie homeland, and a lot of people aren't going to want to see that happen. So are you with us, or against us?"

Kill the 2016 lame duck session - NetRight Daily

Kill the 2016 lame duck session - NetRight Daily



By Rick Manning
It is inexcusable for the GOP majorities in both houses to extend President Obama’s legislative clout for one day longer than is necessary, and it would be worse than a slap in the face to those who elected them if they pursue legislation, funding bills, trade agreements or nominations after the November election.
This is why I proudly signed a letter along with 74 other conservative leaders including Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General Edwin Meese, III urging Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reject the temptation of a lame duck session.
The awful truth is that pushing controversial issues past the election allows members to vote on these issues after they have already either been voted out or have voluntarily retired from Congress. To put this in perspective, in 2015 after the mid-term elections, there were 13 new Senators and 60 new Congressmen or just shy of 14 percent of Congress.  This means that 73 Members were eligible to vote on the Omnibus funding bill that passed during the lame duck session that followed that election making decisions that were rightfully their successors’ to make.
What’s worse, in a world where even the appearance of a conflict of interest is to be avoided, the lame duck session of 2014 put those outgoing members in the uncomfortable position of having to vote on funding bills while being lobbied by many of the same people who they were asking for jobs once they officially left office.  This is outrageous on its face.
This is especially true given that the only possible reason for bringing up legislation like the Omnibus or this year, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in a lame duck is to allow some members to claim opposition during their re-election campaign and then vote in favor of it once the votes have been cast.  With all four of the possible Presidential nominees opposed to the disastrous Obama deal, powerful lobbying groups fear that if they don’t get it done in a lame duck, it may be years before they get another bite at the apple.
With the ascension of Paul Ryan to the Speaker’s chair and the promise of a new era in of fresh air where the normal legislative process will be followed with complete transparency, one would hope that these types of legislative shenanigans would be avoided. Nothing could be more noxious to this commitment than resorting to a lame duck session.
Yet, it is reported by House members that the lower chamber’s legislative calendar already has two weeks blocked off for post-election sessions.  That’s right, a full seven months prior to the November election House Republican leadership is already planning to fail to get their work done on time preparing to ram the TPP down the voters’ throats no matter what the election results are — even if they elect a presidente who opposed TPP.
Senator Ted Cruz is stepping into this breach and rallying conservative and good government groups to start now in urging Congress to avoid the abyss of bad ideas which opens in after election day legislative sessions by opposing any lame duck session, except for in the event of an extreme national emergency.  Obviously, this doesn’t mean adjournment for the Senate, but instead having that body in pro-forma session between the close of business in October and the new Congress in 2017 to prevent Obama from engaging in any Supreme Court recess appointment mischief.
The voters of both political parties are making a very clear statement through the primaries and caucuses that business as usual is not acceptable.  Congress needs to make a statement that they get it, by announcing that for 2016, the lame duck is dead and let the newly elected President and Congress tackle the challenges that they couldn’t face while the voters were looking.
Rick Manning is the President of Americans for Limited Government.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

EU refugee redistribution plan is 'dead' – Poland’s EU minister — RT News



EU refugee redistribution plan is 'dead' – Poland’s EU minister — RT News



Poland will not be able to take in some 7,000 asylum-seekers it previously promised to accept and believes the whole EU refugee redistribution plan has fallen flat and is “dead,” Poland’s minister for EU affairs said.



Read morePoland's new government rejects migrant quotas after Paris attacks

Most countries of the 28-nation bloc will fail to meet Brussel’s demands on plan for redistribution of 120,000 refugees approved in September 2015, Polish EU minister Konrad Szymanski said in an interview to the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

“I can’t see a possibility to implement this decision, and I can’t see it happen in most EU countries. This decision is dead,” Szymanski said, adding that the plan didn’t work from the very beginning. “There is no indication that the majority of EU countries would implement it,” he noted.

There is a need for a more “realistic plan” and a “better solution,”Szymanski said, claiming the problem lies not with Poland’s reluctance to take in those fleeing from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, but with the fear authorities will fail to control the flow of migrants which may lead to Paris and Brussels style attacks.

“Given what’s going on in Europe, you can’t expect us to take up a social experiment and open our borders for thousands of refugees. The identification system is clearly not fully functional and we are dealing with thousands of people that came to Europe, but we don’t know where exactly they are,” the minister said.

Szymanski has expressed his hope for a more sophisticated system of border protection and an increase in humanitarian aid outside the EU – measures that Poland would support.
Read moreEU approves refugee quota plan despite Eastern European opposition

“We can demonstrate far-reaching solidarity in these areas, but as for accepting refugees, we are not able to do that,” he concluded.

The quota system was approved by the majority of the EU foreign ministers in September 2015 despite opposition from the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary that voted against the plan. Poland that previously harshly criticized the proposal supported it in the end.

The matter was back on the table after the Paris terror attacks in November perpetrated by the Islamic State militants with Poland being reluctant to accept predominantly Muslim refugees. The tragedy that claimed lives of 130 people has raised security concerns and forced some of the EU countries to shut their borders to migrants.

In January, Warsaw said, however, that it would stick to Brussels’s plan and take in 7,000 migrants despite widespread objection coming from local authorities and residents. Poland’s Foreign Ministry promised back then to carry out more thorough security and identity checks.

Android Pi Wiki - Wikia

Android Pi Wiki - Wikia

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hairdryers Are Capitalist Tools Against Natural Hair Says Socialist Leader

Hairdryers Are Capitalist Tools Against Natural Hair Says Socialist Leader



By JP Carroll
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday women should stop using hair dryers as to stymie the electricity shortages in a country with some of the world’s largest oil reserves.
“I think a woman looks better when she runs her fingers through her hair and lets it dry naturally,” according to the bus driver turned president. Maduro’s comments follow the recent announcement that public employees have Fridays off work so the government can save on electricity.
The Venezuelan president went on to recommend that blow drying your hair should be something done only for “special occasions.” This is just the latest move employed by the Socialist government to deal with electricity shortages — which even led to shopping malls closing for all of February.
The energy crisis Venezuela is dealing with is just the latest symptom of a long-brewing political crisis dating back to the country’s December 2015 elections. In December, for the first time since the Socialists came to power in 1999, the conservatives won the country’s Congressional elections.
Maduro has been dealing with a divided government, and is trying to shut down Congress’ authority. The conservative opposition controlled National Assembly, the equivalent of America’s Congress, passed a law in March to get its political prisoners out of jail. U.S.-educated opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, has been behind bars since February 2014.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Angry Donald Trump blasts Colorado GOP results as "totally unfair" - The Denver Post

Angry Donald Trump blasts Colorado GOP results as "totally unfair" - The Denver Post



roughly 90 percent of the more than 1 million Republican voters on the sidelines.

As Campaigns Seek Delegates, Ordinary Voters Feel Sidelined

As Campaigns Seek Delegates, Ordinary Voters Feel Sidelined

No Primary, No Caucus: Cruz Gets All Colorado Delegates » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

No Primary, No Caucus: Cruz Gets All Colorado Delegates » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Warlock Of Firetop Mountain videogame adaptation hits Kickstarter | Den of Geek

Warlock Of Firetop Mountain videogame adaptation hits Kickstarter | Den of Geek

This man could destroy New Jersey — by moving to Florida | New York Post

This man could destroy New Jersey — by moving to Florida | New York Post



One man could cause a budget crisis in New Jersey — by moving out of the state.
Billionaire David Tepper has moved from New Jersey to Florida, and the loss of his income tax could leave a $140 million hole.
The 58-year-old founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management — who Forbes estimates is worth $11.4 billion — registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condo as his permanent address, and he filed a court document in December declaring himself a resident of the tax-friendly state.

In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonald’s « Hot Air

In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonald’s « Hot Air



There’s a parallel to the debate over the minimum wage here, though it’s not immediately obvious. First of all, the minimum wage in Texas hasn’t been impacted by the Fight for 15 movement yet, remaining at $7.25 per hour for the moment. But the state economy isn’t immune to the market forces which drive capitalism, and fast food workers in some high employment areas are earning as much as double the minimum just so McDonald’s can keep serving up meals. To be clear, this isn’t a bug in capitalism.. it’s a feature. Supply and demand affect the labor market as much as they do the sales of goods and services. Texas has a thriving economy with plenty of jobs, so everyone has to compete for the best employees. It’s a side effect of economic growth.

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