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Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
‘Sugar taxes’ could finally get people to eat less junk food
[NYPOST] Policy interventions could help consumers sour on sugary sodas and fruit juices.

So-called “sugar taxes” and front-of-package nutrition labels may have a real impact, according to experimental research published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: They result in consumers buying products with fewer calories and less sugar, sodium and saturated fat.
Oh lord, they’re playing with nudging again, because they know better than us stupid deplorables...
What’s more, applying the tax to 100 percent fruit juice
...which is full of healthy natural vitamins and even some roughage, and therefore has historically been considered a healthy choice compared to the empty calories of soda pop...
— whose naturally occurring sugars can rival the sugar content in sweetened drinks — leads to the greatest reductions in calories and sugar purchased, the study found.

“Many people don’t realize that fruit juice can have just as much sugar, or more, as regular pop and these types of drinks aren’t always included in a tax when evidence shows that maybe they should be,” lead study author Rachel Acton, a Ph.D student at the University of Waterloo, said in a statement.

Acton and her co-authors designed an experimental study involving 3,584 Canadians aged 13 and up. Armed with a $5 budget, study participants went about buying beverages and snack foods with various front-of-package labels and with varying taxes (for example, a 20 percent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks). Some labels said the product was “high in” sugar, while others listed a nutrition grade from “A” through “E.”
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They already implemented a 'sugar tax' in some cities on soda. It's all about the tax, not the sugar. They tax diet drinks, zero calories, the same as regular drinks.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/01/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Hypoglycemia actually left me in seizures after a 14 hour flight from Boston to Shanghai, with no substantial food. People need to leave sugar alone. Some people really need it. I was okay after a bottle of juice at the airport (beer on the plane was useless).
Posted by: Beau || 06/01/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  BTW, if you are serious about the 'evils of sugar' end the subsidies.

"In the United States, fewer than 4,500 farm businesses produce sugar. Yet they cost taxpayers up to $4 billion a year in subsidies."
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/01/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Sugar import programs
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/01/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  We could just stop giving sugar farms subsidies. No new taxes but still hitting sugar makers in the pocketbook and helping balance the federal deficit seems like a win for all concerned. Except the nanny state socialists.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 06/01/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually, sugar is better for one than corn syrup.
Tastes better to. Compare Mexican Coke made with sugar to US Coke made with corn syrup.

Posted by: 3dc || 06/01/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Your body has to get sugar directly or extract it from food to make adenosine triphosphate, the basic fuel of all cells. Like sodium, there's an optimal amount. Trying to get by on too little is often more immediately catastrophic than consuming more than the body needs. Neither extreme is good.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2019 15:36 Comments || Top||

Orange Man Tariff Bad
[Global News] Which credits Canadian Press, but seems identical to the AP report, which I saw in the Dallas News. Lotta cuttin' and pastin' goin' on.
Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to slap a 5 per cent tariff on Mexican imports unless America’s southern neighbor cracks down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border.

U.S. manufacturers said the tariff, set to take effect June 10, would have devastating consequences on them and American consumers. U.S. stocks tumbled on Wall Street in response to Trump’s planned action.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador dispatched his foreign secretary to Washington to try to negotiate a solution. He said social problems are not solved with coercive measures, but also seemed convinced that Trump just needed to be informed about all the steps Mexico has taken to slow illegal migration.
1,000 illegals a day is 3.65 million per year.
Mexico has stepped up raids on migrant caravans traveling through the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca this year. It has deported thousands of migrants and frustrated thousands more who wait endlessly for permits that would allow them to travel legally through Mexico.

Trump's decision showed the administration going to new lengths, and looking for new levers, to pressure Mexico to take action ‐ even if those risk upending other policy priorities, like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade deal that is the cornerstone of Trump's legislative agenda and seen as beneficial to his reelection effort.

Keeping the economy rolling also is critical to Trump's reelection, and business was not happy with the president's planned tariff on Mexican imports.
Lots more hand-wringing at the link.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/01/2019 10:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Vladimir Ilich Lenin — 'The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.'
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/01/2019 11:46 Comments || Top||

#2  So why is the press, both left and right, YOU LISTENING FOX?, not asking every congress critter then they are on just why THEY have not done their job and fix the immigration laws. After all it is their job to do this. They all need to watch school house rock...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/01/2019 12:40 Comments || Top||

#3  read an article this morning (sorry cannot locate for reference) in which all that was bad and impact farmers, manufacturers and tourism was the thrust of it. not 1stinking word addressed just stopping the illegals and the tariffs would be lifted.
not 1stinking word.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/01/2019 19:23 Comments || Top||

#4  not 1 stinking word addressed just stopping the illegals and the tariffs would be lifted.

Does seem a bit obvious, don't it? Not about trade at all.

I did hear some whinging about poor Mexico being stretched so thin that they can't be bothered stopping caravans of people walking from one end of their country to the other.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/01/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
John Kasich Admits: ‘No Path Right Now for Me’ to Run in 2020
[BREITBART] John Kasich, former Republican Governor of Ohio and staunch critic of President Donald Trump, conceded Friday that there is no path for him to win the White House in 2020.
"I'm saving up for a real haircut"
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Has John Kasich considered a career with the US Postal Service?
Posted by: Cratle Sholutch3187 || 06/01/2019 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Seeing and hearing less from John is the right path.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/01/2019 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe Romney can fill in the coveted RINO slot?
Posted by: Raj || 06/01/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Kay-sick...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Thank you Mr. Kasich for sparing us. Mr. Romney, please follow Mr. Kasich's good example by not running.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/01/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Hey, Johnny, when you come to the fork in the road, DON'T take it.
Posted by: Clem || 06/01/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Finish the sentence: "as a Republican."
Posted by: Slats B. Hayes1535 || 06/01/2019 15:44 Comments || Top||

Barack Obama: Too Easy to ‘Buy Machine Guns’ in America
[BREITBART] Then his lips fell off.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "In fact I sent so many to my pals in Syria myself."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/01/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and Mexico.
Posted by: Raj || 06/01/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#3  To buy a machine gun you need a specific permit from the ATF. Don't recall his administration slow walking those like say tax-exempt requests from Tea Party organizations.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/01/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  This boob is a) too stupid to know what a machine gun is, b) Vile, evil and vicious enough to lie about it to further his goals of statism even though he's not in office now.

This is XOR situation, proposition and the AND condition is not in play. I vote for option B.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/01/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  "O" is so full of shit. He doesn't know what he is talking about or he is willfully lying to achieve the left's statist wet dream of gun control/gun confiscation.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/01/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  I feel like writing him a letter. If his proposition is so, let him write it up on Reddit or HowToGeek so I can get in on that sweet sweet bypass the NFA action.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#7  To buy a machine gun you need a specific permit from the ATF.

Or >$10,000.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/01/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Just when I was starting to think we hadn't heard from him in a while.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/01/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

Elizabeth Warren compared to Rachel Dolezal
[NYPOST] Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth The Belle of Gitchie Goomie Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless..
has continued to back away from her claims of Native American ancestry, admitting "I shouldn’t have done it" during a radio interview on Friday morning.

Her appearance on "The Breakfast Club" turned awkward when co-host Charlamagne tha God grilled Warren and compared her to Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who infamously posed as black despite having no known African ancestry.

When asked why she listed her race as "American Indian" on old documents, the Massachusetts Democrat insisted, "This is what I learned from my family."

"Were there any benefits to that?" Charlamagne pressed in the video shared on Twitter.
Oops! That's the whole point
"No, the Boston Globe did a full investigation," Warren insisted. "Nothing about my family every affected any job I ever got."

"You’re kind of like the original Rachel Dolezal, a little bit. Rachel Dolezal was a white woman pretending to be black," Charlamagne said.
THAT'S gonna leave a mark
Rachel Dolezal infamously posed as black to become president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP but resigned when it was revealed in 2015 that she was born to white parents.

Warren first claimed to have Native American ancestry in 2012 and in October last year doubled down on her claims by releasing a video about her family history and the results of a DNA test that found "strong evidence" of a Native ancestor.

But the stunt backfired and the 69-year-old was forced to apologize to leaders of the Cherokee Nation who said the DNA test was "inappropriate and wrong."

In October it was revealed that Warren listed her race as "American Indian" on her Texas Bar registration card in 1986.

"I learned about my family the same way most people learn about their family, from my momma and my daddy and my aunts and my uncles, and it’s what I believed," Warren said Friday.

"But I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe, and I shouldn’t have done it."

After Warren released the results of the DNA test, Trump unloaded a series of attacks on her, dubbing Warren "Pocahontas."
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Princess Gray Beaver is whiter than Pat Boone eating a Wonderbread and mayo sandwich in a snowstorm.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/01/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/01/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Legal pot a gov signature away in Illinois
[MarijuanaMoment] Illinois Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor’s Desk

A bill to legalize marijuana in Illinois is heading to the governor’s desk following a successful vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.

The legislation would allow individuals 21 and older to possess, consume and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers. It also contains a number of social equity provisions, while at the same time giving existing medical cannabis businesses a leg up in the licensing process.

The House passed the bill in a 66 to 47 vote.

The win for legalization supporters comes two days after the Senate approved the legislation, 38 to 17.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) said he will sign the bill into law, making Illinois the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana—but the first to regulate the adult-use cannabis industry through an act of lawmakers as opposed to via a voter-approved ballot measure.

“The state of Illinois just made history, legalizing adult-use cannabis with the most equity-centric approach in the nation,” he said in a Twitter post. “This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance.”

Posted by: 3dc || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  “This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance.”

Yeah, no shit.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/01/2019 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Cause you will have to be high to keep living there.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  They just want/need the tax revenue.

Drug Gangs don't pay them as well.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/01/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Always follow the money.
Posted by: warthogswife || 06/01/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#5  I guess I could follow the money to find out what social equity means. Phrases like that make me feel uneasy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/01/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

If the MSM is selling, I'm not buying...
[Politico] Of the many senior officials to leave the Trump administration over the past two years, few have exited on better terms than former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. Before her departure last December, President Donald Trump feted Haley with an Oval Office photo-op and declared that his U.N. diplomat "has been very special to me."

And while many former Trump officials, from former White House chief of staff John Kelly to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, have kept a low profile in the private sector, Haley is charting a different course. She is emerging as a fundraiser and surrogate for 2020 Republican Senate candidates, and next month will begin zigzagging across the country to campaign for a trio of GOP senators.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

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  Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
Fri 2019-05-31
  COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information'
Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
  22 Released from 'Islamic State Kidnapping' in DR Congo
Tue 2019-05-28
  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
Mon 2019-05-27
  Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
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  Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
Sat 2019-05-25
  3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
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  Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
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  Algeria Army Chief Says Has ‘No Political’ Ambition
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