President Barry Obama's 'War on Texas' continues. He is forcing residents from the Lone Star state to pay 20 percent or more in carbon taxes on their electric bills.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas said Monday that a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide would challenge power reliability in Texas and raise consumer electricity costs by as much as 20 percent as half the state's coal-fired power plants shut down."
One of London's top luxury hotels, the Bermondsey Square Hotel, has imposed sharia law on all guests. That means a hospitality fatwa has been issued, which would ban alcohol and pork
Russia Today reports that, "London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel has suddenly banned the sale of alcohol, and reportedly pork, “in accordance with Sharia law” under the orders of its new Middle-Eastern owner."
Are Americans the world's worst savers? A recent study disclosed that one out of four Americans have less than $250 in their bank account.
According to NewsMax, "Two out of five Americans are living on the edge of financial disaster, a study says. More than 40 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to , which cites a study from consumer finance company Springleaf Financial, based in Evansville, Illinois."
As Democrat Party leaders distance themselves from MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, because he was observed on video as saying that, "Democrat voters are stupid," does not appear to be going down without a fight. He granted an exclusive interview to Hugh Hewitt, a conservative reporter, to explain that Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 'HillaryCare' healthcare scheme would have been much more disruptive than ObamaCare.
Townhall reports that, "Hillary isn't going to be happy with MIT's Jon Gruber, the "father of Obamacare." Especially since she is the "grandmother of Obamacare" and Gruber is confirming her maternity once-removed of the most unpopular law in three generations."
The Nebraska Taxi Cab Commission is demanding veto powers over possible construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline by TransCanada that would likely transport oil from Canada to Texas refineries.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins."
Russian President Vladimir Putin's day of reckoning has finally arrived. The Australian Prime Minister threatened to shirtfront Putin over MH17 and accordingly he deployed a koala bear nicknamed, "Tony Abbot" to cuddle with the Russian leader.
Russia Today reports that, "The world’s cutest marsupials are being specially prepared for cuddling sessions with world leaders during the G20 summit in Brisbane next week. Holding a soft, furry koala has become a bucket-list attraction of any trip Down Under, and Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and other leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful countries are scheduled to have photo-ops with the animals during the two-day summit."
Sweden claims that its Navy launched a hunt against a Russian submarine last month, but that's difficult to prove since the Scandinavian nation has practically eliminated its naval forces.
NewsMax reports that, "Sweden built up an anti-submarine force after a Soviet sub with nuclear weapons ran aground off its southern shores in 1981, but started dismantling the force as part of deep cuts in defense spending after the Cold War ended. Anti-submarine helicopters were phased out in 2008 and replacements are not expected until 2018."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed big time business deals in Argentina.
According to International Finance Magazine, "Russian businessmen met their Argentinian counterparts in Buenos Aires on November 11 to discuss investment projects in the energy, nuclear and mining industries, as Moscow seeks to lessen its reliance on the European Union due to the crisis in Ukraine. Since the conflict begun between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea’s control earlier this year, the Kremlin has turned to new allies to fill the gap its traditional trade partners have left."
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy 'Shot Caller' Hodges, a Democrat, will keep on flashing her gangsta' signs and "ain't nobody gonna stop her."
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The mayor of Minneapolis said she won't change the way she goes about her job, as she made her first public comments about a photo that a police union leader says shows her flashing a gang sign. In a posting on her blog, Mayor joined others in making light of a story that led to a social media backlash and a hashtag that dubbed it all "Pointergate." The photo in question shows Hodges and a community activist pointing a finger at each other with their thumbs raised.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has pledged his undying support for K12 Inc. despite the for-profit education company getting mired in scandal and poor results.
According to Tucson Weekly, "Second, K12 Inc., the for-profit, publicly traded online public school corporation which has virtual schools across the country (ours is Arizona Virtual Academy), took its second stock hit in less than a year. From a high of 37.1 in September, 2013, it plunged to 17.60 in October. It's been edging upward slowly since then, making it to 25.98 in July, but Thursday it took another plunge, to 19.42, and pretty much stayed there Friday. Investors are worried, with reason, that the corporation's growth model isn't working. Its schools have been criticized for their low student test scores. Its "churn rate" — the number of students who leave every year — is in the 30 percent range, so it resorts to high-pressure, deceptive recruitment practices to replace departing students and increase overall enrollment."