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Date: January 8, 2016

CNN Op-Ed Calls For Obama to Declare “National State of Emergency” to Gut 2nd Amendment

A CNN op-ed piece by a leading gun control advocate has called on President Obama to declare a “national state of emergency” so that he can gut the Second Amendment. Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, wants the president to follow through on his recent gun control efforts by “monitoring ammunition sales and banning those on the terror watch list from buying guns.”

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Stock Market Crash 2016: This Is The Worst Start To A Year For Stocks Ever

Source: Economic Collapse Blog | We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started.  In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a year ever.  Canadian stocks are now down 21 percent since September, and it has been an absolute bloodbath in Europe over the past four days.  Of course the primary catalyst for all of this is what has been going on in China.  There has been an emergency suspension of trading in China two times within the past four days, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next.  Eventually this wave of panic selling will settle down, but that won’t mean that this crisis will be over.  In fact, what is coming is going to be much worse than what we have already seen.

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Iran bans Saudi imports and suspends pilgrimages to Mecca

Iran has banned all imports from Saudi Arabia and told Iranians they can’t join pilgrimages to its holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

The announcement Thursday follows Saudi Arabia’s decision to break off diplomatic and economic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked.

Source: Iran bans Saudi imports and suspends pilgrimages to Mecca – Jan. 7, 2016

Kerry says implementation of Iran nuclear deal ‘days away’

WEB Notes: Just days ago obama was trying to put more sanctions on Iran.

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Labor Force Participation Improves Slightly; 94,103,000 Americans Not in Labor Force

The number of Americans not in the labor force last month totaled 94,103,000 — a slight improvement from the 94,446,000 not in the labor force in November–and the labor force participation rate increased a tenth of a point, with 62.6 percent of the civilian noninstitutional population either holding a job or actively seeking one.

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Immigrants in the Workforce, State by State and Industry By Industry

Shift­ing demo­graph­ics na­tion­wide are chan­ging the face of Amer­ic­an em­ploy­ment. Im­mig­rants make up 13 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion and 17 per­cent of the work­force, but their em­ploy­ment pat­terns con­trast with those of their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts across in­dus­tries and states.

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Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants

The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration.The Pentagon is beginning “site assessments” at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.

Source: Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants | Washington Examiner

He Got The Worst News Of His Life. Then, A Cop Pulled Him Over…

A truck driver was pulled over for speeding in Indianapolis on Monday after receiving some of the worst news of his life — but instead of getting a ticket, he got something else: A prayer.

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