Sunday, August 20, 2017

Julie Borowski: Best Libertarian Books

Virtuos Joss Whedon Is a 'Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals,' Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says (Guest Blog)

Democrat Party donor Joss Whedon appears to be not so virtuous.

Ted Nugent: David Crosby can 'kiss my a**'

5 Types of Trump Voters

Town of Terror: How 11 Barcelona massacre suspects are all from a picturesque town in the Pyrenees where one-in-ten residents is an immigrant and where police believe the atrocity was planned


The Daily Mail

Roger Waters Enters Arena to Battersea Power Station

Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017. Program signed up 14,500, while 1.9 million dropped their coverage.


The Washington Free Beacon

Skull and Bones Member Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence


The New York Times

$3 toll hike plan has Bay Area politicos dueling for dollars


The San Francisco Chronicle

Interracial adoption is on the rise — and America is better for it


The New York Post

Colorado man stabbed because of his 'neo-Nazi haircut'


Yahoo

Sweden to deport 106yo Afghani woman, world’s ‘oldest refugee’

The case for abolishing Obamacare's individual mandate

JW still says Congress's unlawful #Obamacare exemptions should END - & we asked Trump Admin to help. See how here

Oregon #eclipse tourists greeted by anti-Semitic banners on overpass

Cambridge Antifa: Marxists With A Mission to Destory The United States

Cambridge , Mass.: a town subsidized by federal taxpayers has an Antifa movement.

Boston Antifa : Let's get one thing clear. Antifa is an Anarcho-Communist cause. Those on the left who call us "patriots", step the F#CK away.

Where's the Boston Globe and MSNBC to airbrush these communists?

Boston Antifa : This is on the Boston ANTIFA page. They're against Conservatives, the Constitution, Libertarians, & Moderate Libs.

Boston Antifa is against peace and civil society.

Female College Students Removed from Howard University for Wearing Trump Hat

The Gateway Pundit

Keith Olbermann Gets Religious When Mentioning Alan Dershowitz

The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for Democrats is summed up in one graphic

Twitchy

62% of US voters believe Confederate statues should remain on public display as historical symbols

Even the center left establishment Brookings takes notice of this poll.

Cheers! Drinking every day IS good for you, say scientists

Missouri Democratic Party statement on State Senator Chappelle-Nadal

Food Shortages Are So Bad In Venezuela That People Are Eating Stolen Zoo Animals

Flashback.... Loser Liberals Try Moving to Canada. Get Rejected for Being Deadbeats...

Palestinian "artwork" used in Antisemitic incitement to kill Jews.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz aide and wife indicted on 4 counts.

CNN/Daily Beast’s Matt Lewis: Trump Voters ‘Asses,’ Bunch of Idiots


Big Journalism reports on establishment linked Matt Lewis. Maybe, Matt's predictions will be better in the coming years. Matt tries....

US Commission on Civil Rights warns Trump's reversal on voter case could lead to "disenfranchisement"

To all FAKE NEWS, this was the "White Supremacist" FREE SPEECH RALLY I just spoke at.

Starbucks CEO Faces Backlash After Suggesting Violence and Hatred Towards Whites is Acceptable

The Gateway Pundit

Trump supporter wearing Israeli flag told to "get the f--k out" of Boston by hecklers http://

WaPo's Brewer: Brace for More Athlete Activism

Thomas Sowell on the Vulgar Pride of Intellectuals

Leftist New York Daily News : Calmer voices on the left must disavow antifa’s tactics — or else they will give rhetorical ammunition to Trump


The New York Daily News

Tim Kaine on Clinton's 'basket of deplorables' remark: Democrats should 'throw away broad brushes'

Jeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security'

Jeh Johnson: take down Confederate monuments because Nazis use them as rallying points ! It appears Mr. Johnson is not a big fan of 1st Amendment.

Powerball Jackpot Grows to $650M — Second-Largest in History

NBC News

MO Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal Posts Holocaust Threat in Tweet to Jewish Governor

Want to buy an empty bank branch? You have choices.

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
As you do more banking by smartphone, that bank branch you used to visit may soon turn into a restaurant, a day care center or even a condo tower.

After a branch building boom a decade or so ago, banks are closing offices by the thousands as more of their customers bank online. They're leaving behind space ready to be transformed into something else, whether an urban storefront or a free-standing brick building with a drive-thru in the suburbs.

"If the real estate is strong, any number of things can happen to the property," says Kim McGuire, senior vice president in the Chicago office of CBRE.

It's a problem or an opportunity, depending on your perspective, that will be here for a while. Banks operate about 89,300 branches in the United States today, down 8 percent over the past decade, according to Chicago-based real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle. JLL expects an additional 20 percent drop over the next decade.


In the Chicago area, the number of branches dwindled 11 percent between 2010 and 2016, to 2,863, according to JLL. The losses included a former Fifth Third Bank branch in northwest suburban Wheeling. Cafe Zupas, a suburban Salt Lake City-based restaurant chain, recently took over the building, tearing out the drive-thru to create more parking space. In Old Town, a SharpeVision Lasik surgery center now occupies a recently closed Fifth Third branch location at North Avenue and LaSalle Street.

Banks are entrenching amid a broader shakeout in the retail real estate market. Retailers that sell everything from clothes to TVs are closing stores as e-commerce changes consumer shopping habits. Just as more people pay their mortgages and deposit checks by phone, shoppers are spending less time in physical stores.

Demand for retail space is sagging as a result: At 10 percent,​ the Chicago-area retail vacancy rate is down from its post-crash high, but it's also well above its ​ pre-recession low of 7.2 percent in 2006, according to CBRE.
The supply of square footage in the news for you rookies out there.

Record $72,000,000 spent on new Texas high football stadium.

Trump vs. The Business Community: New at Reason

Here's how much money you need to earn to be in the top 1% at every age

When is it appropriate to accommodate a bigoted patient's request to find another doctor based on racial preference?

NFL player who lives on $60,000 a year uses a simple strategy to save more and spend less

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers.

Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices. Last year it invested $7 million in an outpatient MRI provider that is now poised to grow with backing from another hospital system. Look for the trend to expand beyond urgent care clinics and medical imaging ​ to storefronts providing colonoscopies, knee and hip replacements, and other delicate procedures, including even childbirth.

The rise of strip mall health care presages a "fundamental shift toward more transparent, market-driven pricing" and changes in hospital capital allocation, says health care industry consultant David Johnson in Chicago. "What's happening in the private market will ultimately reshape health care more than government reimbursements."

Rick Anderson, CEO of Smart Choice MRI, which has a handful of Chicago-area locations and a $600 maximum fee, describes a typical 1,500-square-foot location as a "white box with a million-dollar baby"—the scanning machine—"next to a Starbucks."

The doctor-patient relationship traditionally avoided any kind of price shopping. But high out-of-pocket charges for health care, internet-empowered consumers who can easily compare prices and doctor ratings, and medical offices popping up like mattress stores are changing that.

Last month, the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it's considering paying for joint replacements in outpatient settings, which would encourage private payers to do the same. Between 25 and 50 percent of joint replacements could be done on an outpatient basis, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

The first free-standing birth center in Illinois opened in Berwyn in 2014. The state's second is in Bloomington. On its website, the American Association of Birth Centers lists more than a dozen others in Indiana, Wisconsin and other Midwest states.
Competition lowers prices! What a shocking concept to people ignorant in economics.

New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick


The New York Times

Flashback: Jesse Jackson praises "racist" Donald Trump's "commitment to minorities"

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