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Postal Service berated by Trump
posts $540 million quarterly loss

Washington Examiner, by James Langford

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2018 6:05:56 PM

The U.S. Postal Service, blasted by President Trump for enriching e-commerce giant Amazon at its own expense, posted a loss of $540 million in the last three months of the year, a period that´s typically its best quarter. The loss in the three months through December, which compared with profit of $1.44 billion a year earlier, was driven by declines in first-class mail volume, higher costs for retiree healthcare and increasing transportation expenses, the Postal Service said in a statement. The Christmas holiday period, which is the service´s first fiscal quarter, is usually buoyed by families and friends mailing cards

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 2/10/2018 6:28:15 PM     (No. 11539891)

Isn´t that about $6mill per day?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/10/2018 6:36:27 PM     (No. 11539899)

We have 10 major zip codes XXX 1XXXX 2XXXX etc. Why not sell them off to the highest bidder.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseytomato, 2/10/2018 6:39:41 PM     (No. 11539901)

Four hundred and fifty million dollar quarterly loss? In the real world - the Post Office should be out of business.

With such staggering losses - why on earth does Jeff Bezos, receive such huge discounts for Amazon shipping costs??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rochow, 2/10/2018 6:40:57 PM     (No. 11539904)

It´s time for the president to have a successful businessman run the Postal Service. Before the government took it over Postal Service did not post losses.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56, 2/10/2018 6:41:17 PM     (No. 11539906)

At about $2 loss a package, that would figure out to 270 million Amazon packages. I send something by the postal service and it´s $10 or more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: saguni, 2/10/2018 6:46:54 PM     (No. 11539912)

I´d really like to see the Postal Service budget books.
IIRC, they have to pay the GSA large amounts before any of the Postal Service "gross income" can be considered on a profit/loss report.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/10/2018 7:03:59 PM     (No. 11539923)

The Postal Service is required by law to have pensions fully funded, as well as retiree health care funded on an actuarial basis rather than current cost basis, like the rest of the federal government.
And while I´m not sure it is true today, federal retirees can select the best agency retiree health plan. The postal service plan is the choice of many other federal employees, as it was for my late brother, who retired in the 1980s from DOD.
Finally, the Postal Reform Act of 1971 gave postal employees full collective bargaining rights, including pay (unlike other federal employees.) And if a contract cannot be negotiated, the use of interest arbitration is mandated by law.
The employees have never reached a collective bargaining agreement, ever, without arbitration, where the neutral third party writes the contract.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spinpilot, 2/10/2018 7:06:46 PM     (No. 11539925)

All I know is my USPS sucks. I often get other peoples mail. I haven´t received several packages that were sent to me. Mail can take 2 weeks to get a letter from down town Houston to Friendswood, 20 miles away! Privatize the system.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 2/10/2018 7:21:02 PM     (No. 11539935)

They sound like the commissars in the old Soviet Union, blaming the poor harvests on the weather - every year.

Back in 1976, Reagan was campaigning for the Republican nomination down in Georgia. He asked an old farmer "what do you think the government ought to do for you?" The farmer said "I want ´em to guard the coast, tote the mail, and stay the hell out of everything else!" I agreed with that statement, but now I don´t want them to carry the mail, either.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/10/2018 7:24:05 PM     (No. 11539937)

5 years ago we sent a Christmas box of gifts to her sister in Louisville.

It went to Cincinnati! It got lost there.

We never saw it again.

Been using UPS ever since...not one iota of a problem with them.....

I´m sure we could all write a book about the inequities and errors of the P.O.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 2/10/2018 7:45:35 PM     (No. 11539949)

And millions want their visits to the doctor to mimic visits to the post office! The mind boggles.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/10/2018 7:54:37 PM     (No. 11539955)

Teaching the postal workers to speak English would be a good start!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/10/2018 8:12:22 PM     (No. 11539962)

Trump did not "berate" anyone, only mentioning that package delivery pricing by the P.O. is below cost. The P.O. just verified what PDT said, by disclosing their 1st quarter loss. Sorry, just annoyed by these authors feeling they must put a negative in front of Trump´s name on everything. Journalists, be fair, tell the truth, get some ethics, some manners on conducting yourselves in civilized society would be nice too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hpmatt, 2/10/2018 8:12:53 PM     (No. 11539963)

Post service in Dallas is pretty good - typically 1 day service. However that is what it was 40 years ago. Hardly ever use it though.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady, 2/10/2018 8:29:14 PM     (No. 11539974)

The USPS keeps shooting themselves in the foot.

Go into any post office these days. You can see the absolute failure of affirmative action -- with so many employees with terrible grammar and horrible customer service skills doing a horrible job.

Years ago, we sent 150 - 200 Christmas cards every year. Then the USPS decided to buy into political correctness (at least where Christianity was involved). They started calling Christmas stamps "holiday stamps". Oh they had no trouble calling Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and (most disgustingly) Eid stamps by their actual names. But they never called Christmas stamps "Christmas stamps" any more. It didn´t matter that there were thousands of Christmas cards mailed for every single Kwanzaa, Chanukah, or Eid related piece of mail. They just couldn´t say the word "Christmas" any more. So we decided we weren´t supporting this any more, and just started hand delivering our Christmas cards.

It´s probably time for the USPS to die, and allow private enterprise to take over. No unions, and no PC!!!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redgrains, 2/10/2018 8:40:16 PM     (No. 11539977)

Let Besos,and his Amazon money count for something--let him buy and operate the USPS and that will be one less US government drain on the economy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 2/10/2018 9:20:57 PM     (No. 11539999)

We are too far out in the sticks for any meaningful afirmative action. I actually get great service when I go in once a month or so.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cactus, 2/10/2018 9:21:25 PM     (No. 11540000)

It’s starting to cost more to ship my gifts by USPS than it is to buy them. It’s much less costly to buy the same thing through Amazon and have them ship it. Why is that? Sounds like someone has a good thing going. And it’s sure not the USPS. Who set up this deal? Someone needs to follow the money.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/10/2018 9:32:56 PM     (No. 11540007)

Using the services at the post office is akin to using the services of the Department of Motor Vehicles, both a nightmare.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/10/2018 9:46:06 PM     (No. 11540012)

No private company would stay in business with such poor performance. They reduce a stamp a penny and jacked the cost of renting a post office box up to make up for it.

They don´t do anything to help themselves. At one time they made Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary stamps. A few years back I asked if they would print them again. I was told they never had those.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bubber, 2/10/2018 11:48:06 PM     (No. 11540078)

I think we would have to amend the Constitution ... that will be problematic ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/11/2018 12:40:58 AM     (No. 11540091)

Didn´t Ross Perot declare that he was going to fix the Postal Service, like - 35 years ago?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/11/2018 2:06:25 AM     (No. 11540102)

USPS is almost worthless to me. For every 200 pieces of mail I get, maybe 1 is useful. All my billing/banking is entirely paperless.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/11/2018 7:46:40 AM     (No. 11540174)

Please allow me to stand up for the US Postal Service. If you have traveled around the world, you quickly realize that our mail service is the best. I have never had a letter or package lost by the Post Office, but I have lost several packages with UPS over the years. I know it´s cool to bash the USPS, but they pretty much do good work. Obviously, it´s not cost efficient, however.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: thebeez, 2/11/2018 8:18:29 AM     (No. 11540189)

There is no retirement age. I know of a 93 year old mailman who refuses to retire. His work is done by others but he has nowhere else to go in the daytime so he won´t retire. I know of the local postal distribution facility that has a rubber room of incompetent employees who come to work every day but are incapable or unwilling to do the job. Many are veterans and untouchable. Most of the lower level management is either too stupid to do the job so they promoted them or is not qualified for the job but nobody wanted it. So much is wrong with the Post Office that I am surprised every day that I get some sort of mail.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 2/11/2018 8:27:37 AM     (No. 11540198)

One point that bothers me. If I send a card in the mail to my next door neighbor, the card has to travel to a sorting center over 100 miles away from here and then come back to be delivered to an address that is 100 feet away from my mailbox. Oh, and this process takes about three to four days.

In addition, I would not blame Amazon for this. They deal almost exclusively with UPS. The post office would be negotiating with UPS for that last mile not Amazon. Apparently, they should negotiate a better deal for themselves.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/11/2018 8:45:15 AM     (No. 11540210)

Retirements and bennies are the culprits. Same for UPS and FEDEX which have been around long enough to have people retire. When I lived in FL a neighbor was a USPS management retiree when he was in his 50´s. Big house. Garage full of expensive cars and expensive bikes. Vacation taking bike thru the Alps. A nice retirement. He is just one of probably millions and it will only get worse.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 2/11/2018 9:09:04 AM     (No. 11540225)

The early retirement is akin to what many school teachers enjoy. I had a useless BIL who retired from the USPS at age 55 and he was able to be even more lazy for ten years earlier than the rest of the family. His pension was extremely generous. Get rid of the union and the rest will fall into place.

Remember when they tried to charge us for using e-mail on the Internet?

Many little one-horse towns have stand-alone post office buildings where the postmaster sits in the back and does nothing all day. Why not rent office space in a multi-use building? The waste is just incredible.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/11/2018 9:09:07 AM     (No. 11540226)

My mailman was a griper- Every time I would meet him at the box it "I hate the world because..." He died. The next one was a little bitty thing of a girl. but she didn´t last more than a few week. The next one looked like Pancho Villa, straw hat, shirt open, sandals, huge moustache. "Weirdos" I though. One early morning I had chores to do and first to the post office. I was there early enough to see the gaggle of postal delivery fol;ks going in- like 10 of them from the parking lot. OMG! What a parade of miscreants. They wore uniforms but in name only, some had the USPS pants on, some shorts, all manner of different stupid hats, one wearing his USPS pith helmet backward. It really made me think "How unprofessional". apparently, there are not dress code rules at the USPS and certainly no discipline. No wonder the mail is screwed up. And we do get sporadic quality of service here.

I asked my old mail man, the one who died, "What is wrong with the USPS?" He looked at me and laughed and said, "One word: Union!"

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rolfnader, 2/11/2018 9:34:06 AM     (No. 11540248)

Just think, #15- If you sent 200 Christmas cards this year, you could spend $100.

Who was the comedian that suggested we have Jehovah Witnesses deliver the mail?

Seriously, the UPS truck goes by my house at least twice a day.......Not a bad idea to turn it over to people who have to meet a real payroll, not the the kind we have in DC.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CNTRYGRL, 2/11/2018 10:38:06 AM     (No. 11540318)

How does anyone fulfill a legal obligation to deliver to every US address everyday for the price of a stamp while simultaneously prepaying billions for future employee benefits, including those not hired yet?
Fed Ex and UPS deliver packages to just a portion of these addresses per day with shipping rates not determined by the govt.

The USPS is the only govt agency that takes in money by providing a service. No other govt agency has profits which Washington can siphon. The USPS losses began once the prepayments were required. Hiring non-career people to save money on salaries/benefits has affected the professionalism of the service.

Just another example of how corrupt politicians in DC poison everything that they touch.





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Reply 32 - Posted by: wtm, 2/11/2018 10:39:48 AM     (No. 11540320)

First thing to do is STOP Saturday delivery !

We don´t really need it, and it is just an extra cost on everyone.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:28:25 AM     (No. 11540355)

Less revenue (as the price of postage has gotten higher, fewer are mailing - we used ecards for Christmas this year and often do the same for birthdays that don’t have enclosures). I email rather than write letters.

I wonder how the hookups with FedEx and UPS are working out? Quality of ervice has declined - we’ve had several online purchases fall off the tracking systems and disappear for days when the handoffs between them and their ultimate delivery service (USPS) were supposed to occur. The same has happened with items returned using the prepaid labels provided by some sellers - starting with USPS and then being handed off to Return Agents.

The arrogance of some of the postal clerks in the POs is stunning. They have turned the USPS into the enemy.

All that said, we have a splendid mail carrier, a gentleman who seems he’d be more at home in a drawing room than on a mail route. Would love to know his story.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:32:12 AM     (No. 11540361)

About the USPS:

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

The U.S. Mail traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin´s operation, elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and transformed in 1971 into the U.S. Postal Service as an independent agency.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service

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Reply 35 - Posted by: AlpineLace, 2/11/2018 11:33:43 AM     (No. 11540364)

See lots of complaints about the post office, but I believe the article was about the sweet deal Amazon has with the post office.
I live in a rural are which means we have a contract rural mail carrier (that is a whole other story). The mail boxes you see along the highway are not big enough to hold packages, which means you get a notice to go to the closest post office (in my case about 9.5 miles). Or you have a PO Box that means you get to travel the same 9.5 miles (for a total of 19) every time you have a package.
NOW, to the point of all this. Around 2 years ago Amazon quit using UPS to deliver my packages ordered with Amazon Prime, not to say that they don´t use UPS, but UPS only carries so far and then under an arrangement with the USPS the packages get as far as a larger city and are transferred to USPS.
Saves Amazon a whole bunch of money. Costs the USPS a whole bunch of money. And I get to drive 19 miles to pick up packages that used to get delivered to my house.
Now I read articles that indicate Amazon is planning to start it´s own delivery service. Amazon is a wonderful idea, especially if you live out in the boonies, but at some point you start to wonder where are the anti-trust laws.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:36:45 AM     (No. 11540365)

Those who travel abroad know that our postal service is the best in the world. Full stop.

That is not saying much. I wouldn’t trade it for any other country’s service, but that is speaking of the lesser of evils.

I am still trying to figure out how we used to get two mail deliveries each weekday along with a Saturday delivery. How did that work out?

It has to be employee entitlements. They’ve sunk many civil service type enterprises.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:43:28 AM     (No. 11540369)

Just read #35. Both Fedex and UPS are now using something called Mail Innovation or something like that. They move packages between large cities, then hand them off to USPS for local delivery. We do not live in the boonies, and almost everything is coming this way now.

We have seen evidence of Amazon’s doing its own deliveries in our area. One was a man in a rental van, delivering Amazon packages.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:50:03 AM     (No. 11540375)

Correction to #37. It seems Mail Innovations is a UPS scheme that partners with, among other things, the USPS.

Since its inception, UPS Mail Innovations has achieved "National Account" status as part of the United States Postal Service® Business Partner Segment. This designation is awarded only after meeting strict USPS® requirements, and is reviewed annually to maintain its rigorous standards. It is this ongoing partnership, along with our ability to deliver increased efficiency throughout the entire mailing process, which results in significant postage savings and expedited delivery times for our customers.

http://www.upsmailinnovations.com/about/partnerships.html

I’m not sure about that “expedited” part.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 2/11/2018 1:18:54 PM     (No. 11540448)

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s in Brooklyn, NY we had mail delivery twice a day. And the mailmen actually delivered the mail on foot, and yes, in rain and snow and cold and wind and blizzards and everything else. And, the Post Office did not run a deficit.

So what happened? As someone above said, unions and political correctness. Hence a half billion dollar loss in one quarter.

Privatize!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: wilmo, 2/11/2018 2:18:58 PM     (No. 11540477)

We should force Amazon to take over the U.S. Postal Service and operate it privately. Bezos seems hell-bent on creating his own transportation company, taking away the huge volumes of business it now does with UPS and FEDEX. He seems to think these private companies charge too much for their delivery services, while he gets away with forcing the taxpayer-paid-for USPS to make deliveries at prices he decides he can afford but USPS cannot, at We The People´s expense. He cannot be allowed to have it his way or the highway. If anyone can figure out a way to run the USPS profitably, it´s probably him, since it´s long been proven that the government cannot.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/11/2018 2:26:48 PM     (No. 11540486)

Publicly owned, YES!, but not by Bezos. A totally independent company that does sell products. Bezos is an evil man that I don´t trust.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 2/11/2018 4:00:46 PM     (No. 11540540)

So that explains why my Post Office Box rent went up 30% in the bill I got from them last week.

I gotta subsidize Looter Bezos, even if I have been boycotting Amazon for over a year now.

Other than that; for decades, I´ve been 99.5% happy with the service I get from the post office .(but then I send and receive my mail in a little town where everyone knows everyone else, and the postal clerks are all nice and hard working)



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Reply 43 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/11/2018 4:35:43 PM     (No. 11540560)

Where I live we have people who follow UPS trucks called Porch Pirates. When UPS drops a box off at a house they wait until he leaves. If no one opens the door to get the package they take it. I have lost $ 100 of dollars this way. I get my prescription drugs through the mail. Life is too short to stand in line at the drug stores to pick up your stuff. FeEx requires a signature. That´s great if you are home and can make it to the door on time. No system is perfect.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ok state mom, 2/11/2018 4:45:17 PM     (No. 11540571)

I live in a town of less than 3k people. The ONLY thing the USPS has to do is deliver the Amazon box from the town´s post office to me. Amazon delivers the box to my small post office. I don´t see how they are losing $2/box as they are doing so little of the work.

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What can’t Barack Obama do? That’s something gushing, liberal journalists wondered for eight years. On June 16, 2009, John Harwood and David Shuster were amazed that the then-President killed a fly. Harwood narrated: “He swatted his hand and he said, ‘I got the sucker.’” Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the 24th week of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 23 weeks, go here.) June 16: (Tweet) June 17: (Tweet) June 18: (Tweet) June 19: (Tweet)

Trump travels to Las Vegas to back Sen.
Heller amid push to expand GOP´s hold
on Senate
Fox News, by Adam Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 3:20:13     Post Reply
President Donald Trump is traveling to Las Vegas on Saturday to fundraise for vulnerable Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller as part of the effort to expand the Senate’s majority -- something the president has focused on this week as part of the battle with Democrats over immigration. Trump is traveling to the glitzy city for a private fundraiser, as well as a keynote address to the Nevada GOP convention. He is also expected to hold a separate roundtable event to promote the tax reform legislation passed in December. Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state won by Trump’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

Irish PM Meets Hillary Clinton, Insists Europe
Needs More Migrants to ‘Enrich Societies’
Breitbart London, by Virginia Hale    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:33:45     Post Reply
Europe needs more mass migration from the Global South because it “enriches our cultures and societies”, according to Leo Varadkar, who announced he will import more asylum seekers to Ireland after meeting Hillary Clinton. Speaking days after a meeting with senior EU figures in Dublin, the globalist taoiseach (prime minister) committed to resettling a greater number of illegal immigrants stuck in Greece and Italy in Ireland than the batch of 4,000 already agreed. According to the Irish Independent, he said the gesture is about “solidarity and burden-sharing”, and as a way of repaying the support the European

Weapons Of Mass Manipulation
Daily Wire, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:27:23     Post Reply
Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives.When researchers ignore contradictory data that undermines their assumptions, junk science prevails. When police conduct investigations with predetermined outcomes, wrongful convictions abound. And when reporters cherry-pick facts and distort images to serve political agendas, media outlets become dangerous weapons of mass manipulation. Take Talia Lavin, a young journalist who has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Her pedigree appears impeccable on its face: She graduated with a degree in comparative literature from Harvard

Hah! Hacker Changes Menu of Little Liberal
‘Red Hen’ Restaurant that Tossed Out
Sarah Sanders and Her Children…
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:21:41     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a rural Virginia restaurant Friday night. Sanders and her family were booted out of the little liberal Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because they are Trump supporters. Sarah Sanders tweeted about the intolerant establishment. (Tweet) Liberal activist Brennan Gilmore also tweeted on the intolerance. (Tweet) Former Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted out that “bigotry was on the menu” at the little liberal Red Hen. (Tweet) That’s not all that’s on the restaurant menu. A hacker changed the menu to include erectile disfuntion.

Parkland survivor and anti-gun campaigner David
Hogg is spotted with ´armed security guards
and publicists´ as he promotes his book
Daily Mail (UK), by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:03:53     Post Reply
Parkland survivor David Hogg has been spotted in New York City with an entourage which is said to include armed bodyguards and publicists. The teenager was seen in Manhattan on June 20 surrounded by a group of men and women. He was on his way into a Barnes & Noble with his sister Lauren to promote their new book, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line.Eagle-eyed Twitter user Sean Di Somma shared photographs of the teenager and wrote: ´Here´s David Hogg in NYC today with armed guards and bunch of publicists.´ He added the hashtag 'never again' and 'hypocrites', in reference to the apparent fact that the



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Sarah Sanders and seven members of her
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restaurant because the manager didn´t
want to serve her´ following backlash
over the family separation policy

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Daily Mail [UK], by Rory Tingle    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/23/2018 11:16:14 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant with her family on Friday night because the manager did not want to serve her following the backlash over Trump´s child migrant separation policy, it has been claimed. Jaike Foley-Schultz, a server at the Red Hen in Lexington, said the White House Press Secretary lasted just two minutes in the restaurant until his boss asked her to leave. ´I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members,´ he posted on Facebook.

´Ashamed´ Comey weighs calling
himself Canadian, rips Trump
border actions during Ireland visit

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Fox News, by Bradford Betz    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/23/2018 10:33:55 AM     Post Reply
During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived. James Comey: ‘I am disgusted, I am horrified, I am embarrassed, I’m ashamed’ https://t.co/CG0hGgdofk — Irish Times World (@IrishTimesWorld) June 22, 2018 Comey made the remark during a public interview in Dublin, the Irish Times reported. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am disgusted, I am horrified, I am embarrassed, I’m ashamed,” he said. Comey, who is on a

George Will demands voters punish
´king´ Trump´s Republican ´poodles´

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Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/23/2018 5:12:12 AM     Post Reply
Former Fox News contributor George Will says voters must punish Republican “poodles” during the midterm elections to “quarantine” the president. An op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post by the long-time political pundit and conservative calls for voters to end the “carnage of Republican misrule” in Washington. Mr. Will claimed the “most telegenic example” of a need to oust Republicans exists with the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal immigrants along the U.S. southern border. “The Republican-controlled Congress, which waited for Trump to undo by unilateral decree the border folly they could have prevented by actually legislating, is an advertisement for the unimportance of

Hah! Hacker Changes Menu of Little Liberal
‘Red Hen’ Restaurant that Tossed Out
Sarah Sanders and Her Children…

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:21:41 PM     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a rural Virginia restaurant Friday night. Sanders and her family were booted out of the little liberal Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because they are Trump supporters. Sarah Sanders tweeted about the intolerant establishment. (Tweet) Liberal activist Brennan Gilmore also tweeted on the intolerance. (Tweet) Former Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted out that “bigotry was on the menu” at the little liberal Red Hen. (Tweet) That’s not all that’s on the restaurant menu. A hacker changed the menu to include erectile disfuntion.

So IRS Tea Party persecutor Lois Lerner
had help all along: John McCain

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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/22/2018 9:06:40 AM     Post Reply
How´s this for sneaky? Sen. John McCain, not too long after seeking conservative and Republican votes in his failed 2008 bid for the presidency, went right after those same conservative voters without telling them, by egging on the IRS to ruin them. It´s the sort of political back-stabbing that defies belief, taking an active role in destroying the Tea Party, which was an authentic grassroots movement of local groups calling for smaller government. But sure enough, Judicial Watch has found McCain´s central role right there in the documents: Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen.

Supreme Court Opens The
Door To Internet Taxes — What
Comes Next Could Be A Lot Worse

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 6/22/2018 7:06:33 AM     Post Reply
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Roseanne spinoff is Confirmed: John Goodman,
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nvolvement from disgraced Roseanne Barr

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Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/22/2018 12:59:49 PM     Post Reply
ABC has confirmed that it has greenlit a Roseanne spinoff for the fall season without series creator and star Roseanne Barr. The network had canceled the rebooted sitcom over a racist tweet by Barr but will go ahead with a new show after she agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf will reprise their roles in the new show that has the working title The Conners. (Video/Photo) Other Roseanne co-stars including Alecia Goranson and Michael Fishman will also appear in the spinoff. In a statement issued by the show´s producer,

Irish PM Meets Hillary Clinton, Insists Europe
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Breitbart London, by Virginia Hale    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 2:33:45 PM     Post Reply
Europe needs more mass migration from the Global South because it “enriches our cultures and societies”, according to Leo Varadkar, who announced he will import more asylum seekers to Ireland after meeting Hillary Clinton. Speaking days after a meeting with senior EU figures in Dublin, the globalist taoiseach (prime minister) committed to resettling a greater number of illegal immigrants stuck in Greece and Italy in Ireland than the batch of 4,000 already agreed. According to the Irish Independent, he said the gesture is about “solidarity and burden-sharing”, and as a way of repaying the support the European

´I am not a unicorn,´ Michelle
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Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Doug MacCash    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/22/2018 11:49:17 PM     Post Reply
"I am not a unicorn," said Michelle Obama. "There are millions of kids like me out there." Mrs. Obama was discussing her upcoming memoir "Becoming," before a crowd of thousands at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans Friday (June 22). True, she may have been the first African-American first lady, but Obama´s ascent from a working class background to a professional career in Chicago and eventually the White House is a path that any American should be able to aspire to, she said. Unfortunately, "in this country we´ve gotten to a point where we kind of think there are only

Canadian TV writer threatens
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/22/2018 10:52:00 AM     Post Reply
A Canadian television comedy writer was forced to apologize this week after he appeared to threaten Donald Trump Jr.’s 4-year-old daughter on Twitter. “Don’t worry, we’re coming for Chloe, too,” Pat Dussault tweeted Wednesday morning to the president’s eldest son. The tweet was deleted, but not before actor James Woods snapped a screenshot and notified the Secret Service. Mr. Trump Jr. retweeted both of Mr. James’ messages condemning Mr. Dussault. (Tweets) Mr. Dussault later posted an apology to Twitter, saying he let his emotions concerning President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy get the better of him. “I sincerely apologize to Donald Trump Jr.

‘It’s A Human Right’:
Mexican Presidential Candidate
On Mass Exodus To America

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Daily Caller, by Dominic Mancini    Original Article
Posted By: Whamdbambam- 6/22/2018 4:08:26 PM     Post Reply
Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Thursday, declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.” He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,”

Time apologizes for cover story about migrant
girl who they said was taken ´screaming´
from her mother by US Border Patrol agents,
after it emerged the pair were Never separated

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Daily Mail (UK), by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/23/2018 10:16:07 AM     Post Reply
Time magazine has issued a correction to a controversial cover story about a Honduran migrant girl who they said was taken from her mother by US border patrol agents after it was revealed that the pair were never separated at all. Three-year-old Yanela Denise became the unintentional face of the now defunct family separation crisis after photographer John Moore captured her agonized face screaming as her mother was questioned by agents on June 12. After the picture was taken, the pair were taken together to a family detention center. Yanela´s father has since told DailyMail.com that they are ´safe´. As


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