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The Many Factors Driving GM's Cuts
by Nate Jackson  
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U.S. to Address Impending 
INF Withdrawal at NATO Summit
by Natalie Johnson
{freebeacon.com} ~ Senior U.S. officials will soon brief allies on plans to withdraw from a bilateral nuclear arms control treaty with Russia in the wake of repeated violations by Moscow... the nation's top intelligence officer said Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told reporters he will speak with European partners during this week's NATO summit in Brussels to address the threat posed by Russian violations of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF. The Trump administration announced plans to withdraw from the agreement last month, but they have not yet laid out a timeline to formally exit the deal, Coats said. "We are still pursuing this issue relative to working with our allies, particularly Europeans," he said...
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MSNBC’s Own Reporter Kills Their Caravan Narrative
by Kemberlee Kaye
{legalinsurrection.com} ~ Can you get owned by your own reporter? Because MSNBC anchors just got owned by their reporter covering the migrant caravan... In an attempt to debunk Trump’s claim that the migrant caravan was comprised of mostly men, an MNSBC anchor really stepped in it. She suggested the caravan was full of women and children without the resources or know how to cross the border. But the MSNBC reporter on the ground in Tijuana had a different story. “From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum,” said reporter Gadi Schwartz.For our previous coverage on the migrant caravan, see: Mexican Ambassador to U.S.: ‘There are People That Have Criminal Records’ in Migrant Caravan.  Mexican Citizens Agree With Trump as They Protest ‘Invasion’ by Caravan Migrants. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz: The Caravan is ‘Highly Organized,’ ‘Paid for by a Number of Organizations’.  https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/11/msnbcs-own-reporter-kills-the...
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NY Times Makes Major Omission in 
Piece on Chinese Health Care
by Carrie Sheffield 
{aim.org} ~ The Foundation For Economic Education called out bias from The New York Times in how it portrayed China’s health care system in a narrated video... Sarah Lilly, a blogger for the foundation, wrote an article headlined, “The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism — By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals.” In the piece, Lilly wrote that the premise of the Times video was to criticize private health care in China but did not depict any for-profit health care facilities. “Under Mao Zedong the Communist state provided free health care for all,” the New York Times video narrator states. “Decades later, China adopted a unique brand of capitalism that transformed the country from a poor farming nation into an economic superpower. Life expectancy soared. But the introduction of capitalism and the retreat of the state meant that health care was no longer free.” “If the Times had visited one of China’s many private hospitals, they would have found something quite different from the chaos depicted in China’s public health care facilities,” Lilly wrote. “China’s private hospitals are the opposite of the chaos depicted in the Times’ video. Wait times are practically non-existent. You don’t have to bribe anyone to be seen...  https://www.aim.org/aim-column/ny-times-makes-major-omission-in-pie...
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State Funds Nonprofit That Provided 
‘Material Support’ to Iran, Hamas
by Susan Crabtree
{freebeacon.com} ~ The State Department's bureau of political-military affairs continues to direct tens of millions of dollars to a nonprofit... that paid a $2 million-dollar fine and admitted to providing "material support" to Iran, Hamas, and other groups the U.S. considers terrorists or terrorist-linked. The lucrative contracts for IED and other bomb removal continued despite the Trump administration's tougher policies on Iran and pledge to undertake a maximum diplomatic and financial pressure campaign against Iran and terrorist groups linked to it. The Norwegian People's Aid, or NPA, an Oslo-based humanitarian non-profit strongly affiliated with labor unions, has at least a six-year history of working for the U.S. Agency for International Development and more recently for the State Department for demining and other bomb-removal efforts around the world. In April, NPA settled a civil suit with the Justice Department, agreeing to pay a fine of $2 million for failing to disclose its work for the Iranian government and other U.S.-banned entities in a grant application for USAID work in Sudan... Why are we doing this, makes no sense to me.
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PG&E being zapped by lawsuits 
from California’s Camp Fire victims
by Leslie Eastman
{legalinsurrection.com} ~ As California recovers from a series of massive wildfires, initial investigations seem to indicate that the deadly Camp Fire may have begun as a result of faulty electrical equipment... belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).  The utility company filed an incident report with the state California Public Utilities Commission Friday afternoon saying a high voltage line near the rural Concow area in Butte County suffered an outage at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. PG&E previously had informed the PUC of another high-voltage line outage a few miles away near Pulga that occurred at 6:15 a.m. that morning. That initial incident happened minutes before Cal Fire officials say they got the first reports of a wildfire in the Pulga area that would swoop through Paradise, Concow and Magalia later that day. As a result, PG&E is now the center of several lawsuits from victims of that blaze. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and its parent company were sued Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court by attorneys representing several victims of the Camp Fire, one of what will likely be multiple legal attempts to hold the utility responsible for the historic disaster...
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The Many Factors Driving GM's Cuts
by Nate Jackson:  Taxpayers spent nearly $50 billion bailing out General Motors in 2008 and lost more than $11 billion. We argued at the time that the auto giant had been hampered for years by over burdensome union contracts and subpar craftsmanship. Ten years later, that’s still true (albeit to a lesser degree), and now the bailed-out company is laying off 14,000 workers in North America, including eliminating more than 8,000 white-collar jobs and closing five plants (four in the U.S.).

             Cue the media outrage … at President Donald Trump. No doubt GM’s announcement does hurt Trump. After all, two of the plant closures and much of the job loss will occur in states he won — Ohio and Michigan. His campaign was and is centered on bringing jobs back to the U.S and restoring downtrodden towns in Middle America; GM is doing the opposite.
               Democrats were quick to blame Republican tax reform. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said in a statement, “GM received record tax breaks as a result of the GOP’s tax bill last year, and has eliminated jobs instead of using that tax windfall to invest in American workers.” That ignores the forest to focus on one tree, but it’ll swing some votes thanks to amplification by the Democrats’ Leftmedia super PAC. We’d like to say that every instance of a corporation paying less in taxes ($157 million less in GM’s case) led to more jobs, but that’s not always the case due to other considerations.
               GM itself fairly laid some of the blame on Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, which the company says cost $1 billion over a full year — dwarfing its corporate-tax savings. Tariffs are no doubt a factor in GM’s decision. Tariffs are taxes, of course, and companies pay for them by cutting costs elsewhere; GM’s cutting took the form of 14,000 jobs. It’s going to take more than Trump threatening GM CEO Mary Barra that the company “better damn well open a new plant [in Ohio] pretty quickly” to get those jobs back.
               We’re struck by the near-total lack of any media mention of the massive bailout of GM or of the role unions have played in driving up production costs. But another major factor here is what products GM chose to make. GM builds its popular SUV models in other countries, while it struggles to sell the sedans and compact cars it makes in the U.S.
               By the way, the Chevy Volt is on the chopping block. Making that car was not a market-driven decision but a political one, hence the massive taxpayer-subsidized rebates for it. Poor sales are now costing jobs. “When I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Barack scumbag/liar-nObama  promised in 2012. We suppose his dream scumbag/liar-nObama Car will never become reality now. Likewise for the Chevy Cruze, which he literally signed the hood of as he dubbed it “the car of the future.” That model too was axed.
               From a big-picture standpoint, this doesn’t bode well for Americans’ already declining view of capitalism, either. As Main Street workers lose their jobs, GM’s Wall Street stock went up. Now, cronyism isn’t capitalism, and as we’ve already explained above, this is a complicated story. But the socialism captivating so many Democrats these days is much worse. The free market is still the best economic system ever devised, even if there are painful cuts along the way.  

~The Patriot Post  

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BREAKING:   Hillary Clinton Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Another Male Overdoses In His Seedy LA Apartment

Democrat donor and Hillary friend Ed Buck was finally arrested Tuesday night after a third man overdosed in his apartment.

The man who overdosed in Ed Buck’s Los Angeles apartment last week survived, however the other two victims previously died.

Ed Buck will be in court Wednesday.

Ed Buck loves to inject young black gay escorts with methamphetamine — the mother of one of Ed Buck’s victims described it as a fetish.

He was finally arrested after two black gay escorts died in his apartment from overdoses.

KTLA 5 reported:

The prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed last week, officials said.

Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Buck is accused of injecting the victim, who survived, with methamphetamine on Sept. 11.

CBSLA Assignment Desk @KCBSKCALDesk
 

: Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested and charged by @LADAOffice. Buck is accused of running a drug den out of his home. @JeffMichaelNews has details on .

Video of Ed Buck getting taken away by Sheriff deputies:

Bill Melugin    @BillFOXLA

BREAKING: Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested at his West Hollywood apartment on drug charges, per @WHDLASD. Neighbor on scene tells me Buck is currently in the back of one of the cruisers. Two gay black men previously died of meth overdoses at his apt. @FOXLA

Bill Melugin    @BillFOXLA
 

BREAKING: Here is video of being taken away by deputies following his arrest at his apartment on drug charges tonight. @FOXLA

of another young black gay escort was found at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, a top Democrat donor and political activist.

As previously reported, a black gay escort named Gemmel Moore died of a meth overdose at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home in July of 2017.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office previously declined to prosecute Ed Buck saying the evidence was “insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that (Buck) is responsible for the death of Gemmel Moore,” which sparked an outrage from family members and others in the community.

Jasmyne Cannick told FOX and Friends nearly a dozen black men have come forward to speak on their experiences with “serial predator” Ed Buck.
Cannick also went off on the Democrat Party: “Over 77% of black people in California vote Democratic. We vote for Democrats.

It is a shame that when something like this happens, when you have the chair of your state party when at the time of this , Eric Bauman, who was willing to turn a blind eye as well as instruct others not to speak on it. As a black woman, as a black Democrat, I expect more from my party.

Last week, a black male was seen entering Ed Buck’s seedy LA apartment.

Update: Top Democrat Donor Ed Buck Charged with Maintaining Drug House – Police Find HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS of Men in Compromising Positions in His Home

Buck was charged with operating a drug house.

According to the LA Times — Sheriff’s investigators found hundreds of photographs in Buck’s home of men in compromising positions.

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec
 

Sheriff’s investigators found hundreds of photographs in Ed Buck’s home of men in compromising positions

Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested, charged with operating drug house

Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Buck...   latimes.com

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