Kurdish media highlights Israeli support for independence drive as Iran fumes

Kurdish media highlights Israeli support for independence drive as Iran fumes

From Israpundit Kurdish media outlets reported favorably on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for Kurdish independence on Monday, highlighting the fact that his position is shared by several other leading Israeli officials. Last week, Netanyahu told a delegation of 33 Republican Congressmen visiting Israel that the Kurds are “brave, pro-Western people who share our values,” […]

Censorship in China ramps up to probe social media platforms

Censorship in China ramps up to probe social media platforms

From Technocracy News Armed with a new cybersecurity law, China’s Technocratic government is going after social networks to purge data and people that “endanger national security, public security and the social order”. Among other things, they are looking for ‘fake rumours’. ⁃ TN Editor China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the […]

The West betrays U.S. heroes who prevented another 9/11

The West betrays U.S. heroes who prevented another 9/11

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute One of the most important chapters in the war on terror is being rewritten — with a moral inversion. Islamic terrorists who were arrested and deported have become “liberal causes célèbres“, while agents of the CIA who questioned them are not only being condemned but also financially crushed by punishment […]

How middle-class Europeans fare under the welfare state

How middle-class Europeans fare under the welfare state

By Daniel J, Mitchell / FEE ccording to progressives like Bernie Sanders, European nations have wonderfully generous welfare states financed by high tax rates on the rich. They’re partly right. There are very large welfare states in Europe (though I wouldn’t use “wonderfully” and “generous” to describe systems that have caused economic stagnation and high levels of unemployment). But […]

G-20 nations will isolate the US – until they want American energy

G-20 nations will isolate the US – until they want American energy

From the Heartland Institute World leaders at the recent G-20 summit presented a mostly unified front against President Donald Trump in retaliation for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The opposition to Trump’s policies — framed as the “G19 vs the US” and formulated in the name of saving Earth from […]

Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute Federal largesse is finally running out for Tesla buyers, who will no longer be able to claim a $7,500 per-vehicle tax credit. The company expects to sell its 200,000th luxury vehicle anticipated sometime in 2017. Years ago, Tesla promised the masses an affordable electric vehicle getting more than […]

Money laundering scandal at Australia’s largest bank triggers another call for ban of cash

Money laundering scandal at Australia’s largest bank triggers another call for ban of cash

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges. Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not cover lawyers, real estate agents, accountants, and CEOs ignoring warnings from police. Despite the obvious problem, it’s cash itself that gets […]

Business-friendly policies put Florida economy in overdrive, governor says

Business-friendly policies put Florida economy in overdrive, governor says

By Mike Carroll / Watchdog.org Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office has been highlighting new economic numbers on state job growth, consumer confidence and the unemployment rate, arguing that they validate his business-friendly policies. Consumer optimism numbers for July contain a few undercurrents of uncertainty, however, and Scott’s political opponents say the state’s economic growth has […]

Amazon opens ‘Instant Pickup’ points in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

Amazon opens ‘Instant Pickup’ points in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

From Freedom’s Phoenix BERKELEY, Ca (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world’s largest online retailer has launched ‘Instant Pickup’ points around five college campuses, such as […]

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon’s autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC’s 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 […]