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“What Happens If Nothing Happens?”

“What Happens If Nothing Happens?” Via TaxiCabDepressions.com, I have a question for American patriots… We know what we have seen so far. We can all see the crimes. A blind man can see this with a wooden stick. It appears that the previous administration weaponized the FBI, shielded a favored candidate from criminal prosecution, abused the FISA court to spy on an opposition candidate, and deliberately worked to subvert the 2016 Presidential election. This is astonishing. This makes Watergate, Monica Lewinsky, Teapot Dome, and Iran/Contra look like Romper Room. This was nothing short of an attempted coup, and if you believe rumors and rumblings, the FISA memo is just “the tip of the iceberg”. People are talking about sweeping hearings, numerous convictions, and many, many people going to jail. Except that we’ve heard that before. We’ve heard it for years, time and time again, but it never seems to happen. So here’s the question: What if, just like always, NOTHING happens? Just like Fast and Furious, just like Lois Lerner and John Koskinen at the IRS, just like the NSA spying on James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson, just like Benghazi, just like Hillary’s unsecured email server and deletion of subpoenaed emails, just like classified data on Weiner’s laptop, just like pallets of cash shrink-wrapped and flown to Iran, and just like the Democrat primary being rigged… …what if NOTHING...

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The Booming US Furniture Industry Has Sparked A Desperate Scramble To Find Workers

The Booming US Furniture Industry Has Sparked A Desperate Scramble To Find Workers The U.S. furniture industry is humming right along, with names like Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma the beneficiaries of expanding manufacturing domestically. The tailwind has been sustained growth since the financial crisis and a trade policy that is encouraging more production in the U.S.  But the one problem the industry has now is a lack of skilled workers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Furniture manufacturers across the United States are having trouble filling open slots with the job market as tight as it has ever been in the U.S. Meanwhile, a generation of sewers and upholsterers have simply avoided the industry, leaving it reliant on an aging workforce.  These bottlenecks show up in metrics like delivery times. For instance, at Century Furniture in Hickory, N.C., delivery times have been stretched to nearly 9 weeks.  Alex Shuford III, chief executive of RHF Investments Inc., owner of Century, said: “I walk around our factories every other day and am spooked by what I see. The retirements are coming and I can’t find enough people.” The turnaround in the industry can be attributed to the internet, which allows consumers to demand and customize their choice of fabrics and features. China acts as competition for the U.S. in this regard, often able to customize and ship furniture with a...

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Should The NRA’s Next Spokesperson Be A Teenager?

Should The NRA’s Next Spokesperson Be A Teenager? Authored by Stephen Miller via Spectator USA, I find most personal attacks on teen Swedish climate activist and newly minted TIME Person of the Year Greta Thunberg to be boorish, tactless and unnecessary. Even more so when the leader of the free world is up in early hours of the morning tweeting about her simply out of what appears to be press envy. President Trump’s weird obsession with TIME magazine transcends decades, so his latest jab at Thunberg is unsurprising.  What’s even less surprising is the media reaction to the president’s tweet instructing Greta to ‘chill out’. With almost coordinated uniformity, staffers of the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and CBS to name but a few, felt the need to highlight Thunberg’s Asperger syndrome in their response to Trump, something the president has yet to mention himself in his juvenile attacks on her.  The game with Thunberg’s handlers and allies in the media here is all too obvious: prop up a socially awkward teenage child to preach about their social or political issue (in this case, worldwide global apocalypse), hand her pages of words to speak on stage, wait for the response from those who oppose her overzealous political ideology, and then feign outrage that their critiques are directed at a fragile child with a socially debilitating disorder. How dare you! It’s a clever, if not all-too-transparent trick...

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Woman Who Spent $100,000 To Look Like “Blowup Doll” Is Facing Complications From Cosmetic Surgeries

Woman Who Spent $100,000 To Look Like “Blowup Doll” Is Facing Complications From Cosmetic Surgeries Color us surprised. A woman who, by age 24, has had $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery to make herself look like a “blowup doll” is now suffering from complications. According to the NY Post, Mary Magdalene has modified her body with a brow lift, three nose jobs, cheek and lip fat transfers, three boob jobs, 20 dental veneers, “Brazilian butt lifts,” numerous lip fillers and a “custom-designed” vagina. She is on a quest to acquire “the fattest labia in the world,” according to the article. Because, you know, you’ve got to have goals in life.  But her surgeries have resulted in swelling and pain that requires frequent trips to a doctor. She told Jam Press: “It’s a lot better than it was [but] I have complications with the fat, so I will need to keep getting vagina injections to even it out. I am worried about one side, because it keeps growing. I think it’s probably from the swelling.” But she claims the surgeries are worth it, because he confidence has risen dramatically. She started stripping at age 17 to begin funding her appearance.          View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Mary Magdalene (@xomarym) on Nov 11, 2019 at 12:44pm...

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San Francisco Spends Almost $30 Per Flush For Public Toilets

San Francisco Spends Almost $30 Per Flush For Public Toilets Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. British school controls where children eat and shop after school Imagine a man in a high visibility jacket comes into your take-out restaurant, and starts berating your customers, telling them to leave, and threatening them if they don’t. That is what business owners in Bristol, England are dealing with. The man in the official looking high-viz reflective vest was a teacher, and the customers were students. It is school policy to restrict what shops and restaurants students can patronize on their way home from school, by sending teachers out to patrol the streets. Students who disobey the rule are punished with detention, even though this happens outside of school hours and off school property. The business owner had to call the police to get the teacher to leave, and stop blocking the doorway to his shop (which prevented customers from entering). He says it has cut down on his business significantly, including intimidating other customers besides the school children. When the man spoke to the school Superintendent, he was treated to a lecture about how his food is unhealthy, and should not...

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China Pledges $50 Billion In Ag Buys… There Is Just One Problem

China Pledges $50 Billion In Ag Buys… There Is Just One Problem US Trade Representative Lighthizer has released some details of the phase one US-China trade deal… there’s just one big elephant in the room that is raising a few eyebrows. Apparently confirming President Trump’s comments, Lighthizer told reporters that China has agreed to purchase USD 40 billion in Agricultural goods in the first year (with “best efforts” to increase that to USD 50 billion the year after), that there will be additional negotiations and the deal is expected to be signed in early January (at a ministerial level – not Xi and Trump). Lighthizer confirmed that China’s expectation is that there will be further phases and further reductions in tariffs, and he confirmed that the agreement will increase US Trade to China by USD 200bln over 2 years. (There will reportedly be a more detailed factsheet released this afternoon). That all sounds awesome, right? Well, to reach $40 billion next year, China would have to quadruple its US Agricultural imports!! In 2018, China bought less than $10 billion in Ags from the US (and to reach $50 billion would mean to double the previous record high Ag exports)… Notably, as @AgriTrends notes, to reach $50 billion… China could buy the entire U.S. soybean crop for $36 billion, then what else?   And as China purchases from US have...

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FISA Court Falls Under Congressional Scrutiny Following IG Report

FISA Court Falls Under Congressional Scrutiny Following IG Report The shadowy Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA court) and the processes behind obtaining a warrant from it has fallen under harsh scrutiny by lawmakers following the release of the DOJ Inspector General’s report which found that the FBI was able to easily mislead the judges to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page. FISA Judge Rudolph Contreras, who recused himself from the Mike Flynn case after his friendship with former FBI agent Peter Strzok was revealed in text messages. “The goal is to make sure this doesn’t happen again, so you tighten up the system right,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), adding: “Quite frankly, I’m looking at the FISA court itself. … I’m looking for the court to tell the public, ‘Hey, we’re upset about this too,’ and, you know, take some corrective steps.” Graham said his committee will look into legislation to introduce more “checks and balances” to the FISA process, according to The Hill. When asked if he thought there would be bipartisan support for FISA reform, Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL) said “I hope so,” adding “This was a real wake-up call that three different teams can screw this up at the FBI.” The renewed interest comes after five hours of partisan barb trading during a Judiciary hearing Wednesday with Horowitz that resulted in one clear bipartisan interest:...

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Is The Market Up This Week? Just Ask The Fed’s Balance Sheet

Is The Market Up This Week? Just Ask The Fed’s Balance Sheet Something remarkable happened when the Fed announced “NOT QE”: starting that week, every time the Fed’s balance sheet rose, so did the S&P. And the one week when the Fed’s balance sheet shrank, the market dropped. Yes, correlation may not be causation, but if a pattern repeats 9 weeks out of 9, then it becomes feedback loop which the math PhDs plug into their various algo/quant models and… voila: Which begs the question: yesterday we reported that as part of its year-end repo bailout, the Fed plans on injecting over $500 billion of liquidity in the next 4 weeks, a process which will take the Fed’s balance sheet sharply higher by a record $500 billion in one month through mid-January, in the process sending the balance sheet to a new all time high above $4.5 trillion. We wonder: just what will happen to stocks? Tyler Durden Fri, 12/13/2019 – 17:28 Tags Business...

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Rudy Giuliani Can Barely Contain Himself Over His Ukraine Findings

Rudy Giuliani Can Barely Contain Himself Over His Ukraine Findings Rudy Giuliani is grinning like the Cheshire cat. His standard smile. For the past several weeks, the personal attorney to President Trump has been in Ukraine, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence to shed light on what the Bidens were up to during the Obama years, and get to the bottom of claims that Kiev interfered in the 2016 US election in favor of Hillary Clinton. He has enlisted the help of former Ukrainian diplomat, Andriy Telizhenko, to gather information from politicians and ask them to participate in a documentary series in partnership with One America News Network (OANN) – which will make the case for investigating the Bidens as well as Burisma Holdings – the natural gas firm which employed the son of a sitting US Vice President in a case which reeks of textbook corruption. According to the Journal, Giuliani will present findings from his self-described “secret assignment” in a 20-page report. Trump and Giuliani say then-Vice President Biden engaged in corruption when he called for the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor who had investigated a Ukrainian gas company where Hunter Biden served on the board. The Bidens deny wrongdoing, and ousting the prosecutor was a goal at the time of the U.S. and several European countries. –Wall Street Journal (Note the Wall Street Journal’s use of a straw...

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Sanders Retracts Controversial California Endorsement After Backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Friday rescinded his endorsement of Cenk Uygur, the controversial Democrat running for Congress in California who has a history of offensive and sexist writing. “As I said yesterday, Cenk has been a longtime fighter against the corrupt forces in our politics and he’s inspired people all across the country,” Sanders said in a statement. “I hear my grassroots supporters who were frustrated and understand their concerns. Cenk today said he is rejecting all endorsements for his campaign, and I retract my endorsement.” Recent Stories in Politics Sanders Retracts Controversial California Endorsement After Backlash Dem Rep: Cenk Uygur ‘Should Be Given a Chance’ Dem Rep: Trump Could Be Prosecuted in the Future An hour prior to Sanders’s announcement, Uygur also announced he would no longer be accepting or soliciting endorsements. He thanked Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) for their support, saying it “took real courage in the face of the corporate media and Democratic establishment onslaught.” “I want to be free of any influence other than the voters of CA-25. I will not be beholden to corporations, lobbyists, or special interest groups and I will not stand by while those groups attack my political allies,” Uygur added. “That’s why I have decided that I will not be accepting any endorsements.” Sanders’s endorsement of Uygur described him as a voice we “desperately need in...

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