Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 30, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Big Jim McLain (1952)

Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness. In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

The Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me

From 1966

Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door (Documentary)

Amiable and unassuming, Fred MacMurray went from small-town boy to one of Hollywood and television’s major and most enduring stars.

Sessions Promises DOJ Crackdown On White Collar Crime

“Companies should succeed because they provide superior products and services, not because they have paid off the right people.”

Jeff Sessions told a room full of attorneys in Washington, DC Monday that just because he and the Department of Justice have promised to crack down on illegal immigration, that doesn’t mean they won’t also prioritize cleaning up white collar crime.

“Focusing on these challenges does not mean we will reduce our efforts in other areas,” the Attorney General told attendees at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s annual conference.

“We also have a responsibility to protect American consumers,” he continued. “These laws are in place for a reason. When they are broken, it has real consequences in peoples’ lives.”

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Full Event: President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA 4/29/17 (Video)

RSBN was in attendance with a full crew as President Donald J. Trump held a rally in Harrisburg, PA at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena.

Video: Millions of Dollars in Food Stamp Fraud Discovered in Southwest Florida

Millions of dollars in food stamp fraud have been discovered in southwest Florida, according to an investigation by WBBH.

The Division of Public Assistance Fraud under Florida’s Department of Children and Families discovered $20,719,036 in fraud in FY 2015-16, WBBH reported.

Division of Public Assistance Director Jack Heacock said the most common type of fraud the agency sees is when people falsify their household information when applying for or renewing SNAP benefits.

“False reporting, when they apply for benefits they don’t tell the whole truth,” Heacock said.

Those who try to game the system by falsely applying for benefits are not the only ones responsible for defrauding the government.

Retailers in southwest Florida are also responsible for defrauding the government by trading cash for food stamps.

According to the investigation from WBBH, 16 stores in southwest Florida have been permanently or temporarily disqualified from the SNAP program over the past two years because of this cash for food stamps scheme.

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The Ugly Truth About Justin Trudeau | Ezra Levant and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

Ezra Levant is a journalist and the founder of TheRebel Media, Canada’s largest independent news network. He is the author of “Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights” and “Trumping Trudeau: How Donald Trump will change Canada even if Justin Trudeau doesn’t know it yet.”

Oxford University sorry for eye contact racism claim

Oxford University has apologised for saying that avoiding eye contact could be “everyday racism” after it was accused of discriminating against autistic people.

The claim was included in a list of “racial micro-aggressions” in an equality and diversity unit newsletter.

But the university was criticised for being “insensitive” to autistic people who can struggle making eye contact.

It said it had made a mistake and not taken disabilities into account.

The university originally said “racial micro-aggressions” might include: “Not making eye contact or speaking directly to people.”

It described the behaviours as “subtle, everyday racism” which can be alienating.

‘Discrimination’

But Twitter users criticised the newsletter and academics argued the guidance was “trivialising racism”.

David M. Davis tweeted: “This is just discrimination against autistic people. One sign of autism is avoiding eye contact. How dare Oxford be so insensitive.”

In a series of tweets, the university replied: “We made a mistake. Our newsletter was too brief to deal adequately and sensibly with the issue.

“We are sorry that we took no account of other reasons for difference in eye contact and social interaction, including disability.

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Trump to MS-13: We’re Sending You ‘The Hell out of Our Country’

Speaking at a rally in Harrisburg, PA, President Donald Trump assured American citizens that the Salvadoran gang known as MS-13 would be quickly removed from the country.

Following chants of “build that wall,” President Trump addressed the crowd in relation to the deadly Salvadoran gang MS-13:

“We will build a wall folks, don’t even worry about it. Go to sleep. As the final thing we needed, we need it.” said President Trump in relation to the wall, adding:

If the Democrats knew what the hell they were doing, they would approve it so easy because we want to stop crime in our country. Obviously, they don’t mind illegals coming in. They don’t mind drugs pouring in. They don’t mind MS-13 coming in. We are getting them all out of here. Members of congress who will be voting on border security have a simple choice. They can either vote to help drug cartels and criminal aliens trying to enter the United States, like frankly, the Democrats are doing, or they can vote to help American citizens and American families be safe. That is the choice.

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US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns

Peter Temin says 80 per cent of the population is burdened with debt and anxious about job security.

America is regressing to have the economic and political structure of a developing nation, an MIT economist has warned.

Peter Temin says the world’s’ largest economy has roads and bridges that look more like those in Thailand and Venezuela than those in parts of Europe.

In his new book, “The Vanishing Middle Class”, reviewed by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Mr Temin says the fracture of US society is leading the middle class to disappear.

The economist describes a two-track economy with on the one hand 20 per cent of the population that is educated and enjoys good jobs and supportive social networks.

On the other hand, the remaining 80 per cent, he said, are part of the US’ low-wage sector, where the world of possibility has shrunk and people are burdened with debts and anxious about job security.

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