A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the camps to be dismantled, it said on its Facebook page on Saturday. The tribe has been encouraging protesters to go home since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to an environmental review of the $3.8 billion project in December.
Despite earlier discussions about alternative sites, the resolution made no provision for relocating the estimated 600 protesters, which include non-native environmental activists and Native Americans from outside the tribe.
Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN1550SD
Former WSJ reporter Asra Nomani asks in the NYT’s “Women In the World” section what is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Her answer: “as it turns out, it’s quite significant.”
Here is what else she discovered.
Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington
In the pre-dawn darkness of today’s presidential inauguration day, I faced a choice, as a lifelong liberal feminist who voted for Donald Trump for president: lace up my pink Nike sneakers to step forward and take the DC Metro into the nation’s capital for the inauguration of America’s new president, or wait and go tomorrow to the after-party, dubbed the “Women’s March on Washington”?
The Guardian has touted the “Women’s March on Washington” as a “spontaneous” action for women’s rights. Another liberal media outlet, Vox, talks about the “huge, spontaneous groundswell” behind the march. On its website, organizers of the march are promoting their work as “a grassroots effort” with “independent” organizers. Even my local yoga studio, Beloved Yoga, is renting a bus and offering seats for $35. The march’s manifesto says magnificently, “The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation.”
Read more at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-22/ex-wsj-reporter-finds-soros-has-ties-more-50-partners-women%E2%80%99s-march-washington
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has boosted the US dollar with hints of multiple interest rate rises, just days after President-elect Donald Trump talked the greenback down.
The US dollar had lost considerable ground earlier in the week, after Mr Trump said it was too high and making US manufacturers uncompetitive with Chinese firms.
However, the greenback rebounded this morning after Fed boss Janet Yellen pointed out that rates were likely to rise “a few times a year” for the next couple of years.
Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-19/janet-yellen-trumps-trump-us-dollar-rises/8193218
For 8 years the Fed has engaged in some of the most profligate monetary policy in history. The Fed has expanded its balance sheet by $4 trillion, employed ZIRP for seven years, and openly talked down the $USD anytime it broke above 98.
Then, suddenly, after the November 8th Presidential election, the $USD spiked to above 100 and the Fed didn’t say a word.
Read more at: http://gainspainscapital.com/2017/01/19/yellen-fed-just-declared-war-trump/
Many more students have defaulted on or failed to pay back their college loans than the U.S. government previously believed.
Read more at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/student-debt-payback-far-worse-than-believed-1484777880
Ever since 2012 we have warned [ZeroHedge] that one of the biggest threats arising from the US student loan bubble – which is no longer disputed by anyone except perhaps members of the outgoing administration – is not that it is soaring at an unprecedented pace, that’s obvious for anyone with the latest loan total number over $1.4 trillion, rising at a pace of nearly $100 billion per year, but that the government – either on purpose or due to honest miscalculation – was not correctly accounting for the true extent of delinquencies and defaults. Today, we finally got confirmation that, as speculated, the US government was indeed fabricating student loan default data, making it appear far lower than it was in reality.
Read more at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-19/us-government-caught-massively-fabricating-student-loan-default-data
If you haven’t heard, it’s good to be a mobile app developer these days.
Those in the tech biz are accustomed to seeing mobile devs leading industry salary rankings in various studies. A persistent lack of skilled pros and growing mobility initiatives in both the enterprise and consumer spaces have combined to drive mobile developer salaries sky high.
But a new report from mainstream publication CNNMoney — taking into account quality-of-life considerations in addition to salaries — places mobile app developers at the top of alljobs.
That means mobile coders, earning median pay of $97,100, are ranked above anesthesiologists, with median salaries of $335,000.
Read more at: https://adtmag.com/articles/2017/01/06/best-job-in-america.aspx
President-elect Donald Trump will “come out smoking” as soon as he takes over the Oval Office, bestselling author David Horowitz told Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News Wednesday night.
“He’s going to undo the 200 executive orders,” Horowitz said. “He’s going to take care of the borders, unravel Obamacare.”
Horowitz’s new book “The Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America,” released just this week, reveals Trump’s “first 100 days strategy” to roll back Obama’s legislative and executive record.
DETROIT — General Motors (GM) on Tuesday morning announced a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.
The story was first reported by The Associated Press, citing a person briefed on the matter. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it’s been planned for months, the person told the AP. The person didn’t want to be identified because the announcement hasn’t been made yet.
Multiple factories will get part of the money, but GM doesn’t plan to state where the new jobs will go, according to the person. The company plans to use the announcement to tout both blue-collar and white-collar U.S. jobs it has created in recent years, the person said.
Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gm-to-announce-1b-investment-affecting-1000-jobs-source-says/
and at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-16/gm-will-invest-over-1-billion-new-us-factories-create-more-1000-jobs
The layoffs will take effect April 15, the Clinton Foundation said in a filing with the New York Department of Labor Thursday, citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative. The move is part of a plan put in motion ahead of the presidential election in order to offset a storm of criticism regarding pay-to-play allegations during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/14/heads-are-finally-beginning-to-roll-at-the-clinton-foundation/#ixzz4Vr3KA7r3