Archive for October 2nd, 2019

Jackson TN Police need assistance locating a missing man

Jackson TN Police need assistance locating a missing man

on October 2, 2019, 7:55 PM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing and possibly endangered person. William Brian McKenzie was last seen on September 27th after leaving work at Denny’s Restaurant, 28 Sand Pebble Drive. McKenzie is a twenty-one year old white male who is approximately 6’1” and 180 pounds.  It has been confirmed he went by a […]

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Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2018 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2018 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

on October 2, 2019, 8:20 AM / in National News

Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey. The survey’s recently published Table R-1 for 2018 lists the average “detailed expenditures” of what the BLS calls “consumer units.” “Consumer units,” says BLS, “include families, single persons living […]

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“Parlez-vous” Lawsuit?

on October 2, 2019, 8:17 AM / in International News

H/T the Jester’s Courtroom A court has ordered Canada Air to pay a French-speaking couple 21,000 CAD (roughly $16,000) and write them an apology letter because the airline did not equally display signs in English and French. Canadian law requires English and French to be given equal prominence in many business settings. The Ontario couple, Michel and Lynda Thibodeau, filed […]

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Marshall Law

on October 2, 2019, 8:03 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Last night, the Washington Nationals (or the Washington “Internationals,” as Tom Boswell dubbed them) pulled off a win so thrilling that baseball fans in this area will be talking about it for years. On paper, the Nats are better than the Milwaukee Brewers, especially when the visiting team was without its best player. […]

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Court upholds net neutrality repeal but says states can set broadband rules

Court upholds net neutrality repeal but says states can set broadband rules

on October 2, 2019, 7:58 AM / in National News

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of so-called net neutrality rules that have prohibited broadband internet providers from charging more for faster service. The mixed ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia also said the FCC had gone too far by barring state and local governments from imposing their […]

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Judge rules Harvard doesn’t discriminate against Asian-American applicants

Judge rules Harvard doesn’t discriminate against Asian-American applicants

on October 2, 2019, 7:55 AM / in National News

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University can continue using its race-conscious undergraduate admissions process, saying it did not amount to intentional unconstitutional discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Editor’s Note: On July 31, 2014, President Obama nominated Burroughs to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States. The other area of concern is the term used by the court called racial balancing. […]

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Judge blocks Georgia abortion law from taking effect

Judge blocks Georgia abortion law from taking effect

on October 2, 2019, 7:46 AM / in National News, State News

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Georgia’s highly restrictive new abortion law from taking effect. The legislation bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, even though that occurs at six weeks, often before a woman knows she’s pregnant. There are a few exceptions, including in cases of rape and incest. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Barack Obama […]

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Manufacturing slump worsens

Manufacturing slump worsens

on October 2, 2019, 7:40 AM / in National News

A key gauge of U.S. factory activity slipped in September to its weakest reading in 10 years as slowing global economic growth and the U.S.-China trade war hurt exports, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index registered 47.8 percent in September, its second straight month under the 50 percent […]

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Automation Could Drastically Change The Landscape Of Labor. But Who Loses In An Increasingly High-Tech World?

Automation Could Drastically Change The Landscape Of Labor. But Who Loses In An Increasingly High-Tech World?

on October 2, 2019, 7:37 AM / in National News, Opinion

While automation can lead to higher productivity and cheaper prices for consumers, its emergence poses a risk for a significant portion of the U.S. labor force, studies found.  The working class — including individuals employed in the production, food service, and transportation industries — are at greater risk of losing their jobs to automation than others who are working in […]

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Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia

on October 2, 2019, 7:10 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Federico Pieraccini  |  Strategic Culture Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil plants, may have declared it to be a false-flag attack carried out by Riyadh to boost Aramco’s market value; either that or it was an […]

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How an industry ‘environmental’ group helped defeat California’s plastics crackdown

How an industry ‘environmental’ group helped defeat California’s plastics crackdown

on October 2, 2019, 7:06 AM / in State News

California lawmakers were on the verge of passing landmark bills to combat plastic pollution when a new advocacy group with a seemingly innocuous name arrived. Californians for Recycling and the Environment, as the nonprofit calls itself, campaigned against the legislation in social media ads and through lobbyists. The group said that if the bills passed to require that far less […]

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THE LESSON OF HONG KONG

on October 2, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

Back when the UK returned Hong Kong back to mainland Communist China, residents of Hong Kong, who knew better than to stay, flew out of there like they’d been shot out of a cannon!  Most immigrated legally to the U.S.  Those who stayed after being assured by the Red Chinese that Hong Kong would be preserved as a Capitalist and […]

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Game On, Again: US, North Korea To Restart Nuke Talks

Game On, Again: US, North Korea To Restart Nuke Talks

on October 2, 2019, 7:01 AM / in International News, Opinion

By ED MORRISSEY  |   Originally Posted at HotAir Donald Trump wanted another summit with Kim Jong-un. John Bolton wanted to crack down on Pyongyang, while North Korea wanted Bolton out. Looks like two of the three got what they wanted: North Korea and the United States will resume negotiations Saturday, marking the first official talks between the two sides since President […]

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TEXAS COP’S MURDER CONVICTION WILL BE OVERTURNED

on October 2, 2019, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

A female Texas cop had just worked 13.5 hours when she drove home.  She mistakenly parked on the wrong level of her apartment garage and entered an apartment she believed was her own.  A black man appeared inside and she shot him dead, thinking he was a burglar, a rapist or worse. The problem is that she was in the […]

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Hard Times at the Nevada Indy?

Hard Times at the Nevada Indy?

on October 2, 2019, 6:56 AM / in Opinion, State News

As liberal blogger “Jihadi Jon” Ralston continues his crusade for relevance by incessantly attacking conservatives and Republicans, it appears his tin-cup rattling for donations to fund his operation isn’t quite panning out. Here’s a snippet from a desperate fundraising appeal his Nevada Independent boss, E! Thompson, recently sent out… “Week in and week out, we try to write thoughtful, in-depth examinations of […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 2, 2019, 6:53 AM / in History

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck.” Thomas Jefferson (1822) Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, […]

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Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument CASE

Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument CASE

on October 2, 2019, 6:41 AM / in National News

A federal judge ruled that legal action can proceed against the Trump administration’s move to reduce the size of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan rejected the Trump administration’s bid to dismiss the lawsuits against the 2017 actions, according to the three-page decision. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, ordered lawyers […]

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ADVISORY BOARDS ARE GETTING AXED

ADVISORY BOARDS ARE GETTING AXED

on October 2, 2019, 6:36 AM / in National News

The Trump administration is disbanding two federal advisory boards focused on protecting marine life and battling invasive species. As of Tuesday, the government will no longer fund the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the Interior Department’s Invasive Species Advisory Committee, the two agencies confirmed. Both federal advisory panels have […]

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State approves $39M weapons sale to Ukraine

State approves $39M weapons sale to Ukraine

on October 2, 2019, 6:31 AM / in International News, National News

The State Department has informally notified Congress that it approved a potential $39 million sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, a congressional aide confirmed to The Hill. The approval was first reported by Bloomberg, which said a formal announcement could come later Tuesday. The aide told The Hill a formal announcement should come “soon.” The sale covers 150 Javelin missiles and 10 missile […]

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Jackson police investigate an incident involving a school bus.

on October 2, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police are investigating an incident involving a school bus from the Jackson-Madison County School System.  This afternoon, October 1st, at approximately 3:23 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Old Oak Circle for a report of a witness who saw an individual shooting at a school bus while it was traveling on I40. The incident was not originally reported by the bus driver. […]

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