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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 


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FredGrams.com
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The Russia Worm Is Starting To Turn
On Trump Conspiracy-Mongers

The sound of a worm turning is "squish".
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Sketchy Media Now Retreating From
Sketchy Russian Conspiracy Reports…

For those who believed it would
all be revealed...congratulations.
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Buffett’s Vice Chair – Al Gore Is ‘An Idiot’ Who Just
Got Lucky Obsessing About ‘Climate Change’

Finally, somebody says it.
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Unlike Any Other: Clinton Maintains
High Unfavorability Post-Election

Now we know she's the evil architect of Russia,
Russia, Russia, these number should really tank.
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Three journalists quit CNN in fallout
from retracted Russia story

The greedy media body count continues to rise.
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Joe Scarborough Defends CNN: ‘More
Integrity On Their Worst Day Than Trump
On His Best’
Mediaite, by Justin Baragona    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 11:17:05 PM     Post Reply
Following CNN’s retraction of a story surrounding the Russia probe and the resignation of three accomplished journalists, a number of conservative commentators took great joy in railing against the network. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to deliver a rant in which he used his favorite description of the outlet — Fake News — rather judiciously. Well, at least one direct competitor came to the network’s defense — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. (Tweets) While Scarborough has definitely been on an anti-Trump tilt for a while now, so his comments towards the president aren’t really surprising, his defense of CNN surely

Hillary: Treatment of Libraries in Trump
Budget ‘Like Something Out of Fahrenheit 451’
Breitbart Video, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 10:58:52 PM     Post Reply
During a speech at the American Library Association’s convention on Tuesday, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton compared the treatment of libraries in Trump administration’s budget to Ray Bradbury’s novel “Fahrenheit 451.” Hillary said, “I believe that libraries and democracy go hand in hand. That’s why it’s so hard to believe that in 2017 in America, libraries are actually under attack from our own government. I’m told that even here at this conference, some of you have had to duck out of sessions to call Congress and urge them not to eliminate federal funding for libraries. The administration has proposed

Flashback: That Time the Clinton Administration
Said On-Camera Press Briefings Weren’t
‘Necessary’ (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Carter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 10:48:41 PM     Post Reply
It was just weeks into President Bill Clinton’s administration when his staff decided the cameras would be off for most of George Stephanopolous’ briefings. People seemed okay with Clinton’s ‘no camera’ rules, but when the Trump administration does it, it’s the end of democracy and freedom of the press. (Photo) In a March 1993 C-SPAN interview with White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, she explained that the White House stopped the live press briefings because they weren’t “really necessary”. Myers went on to say: “I think that that was something that we did in the first week or two, I

  


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MSNBC Anchor: Planned Parenthood ‘A
Critical Tool For Helping Saving Lives’
Washington Free Beacon, by Conor Beck    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 10:06:10 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi spent several minutes Tuesday heralding Planned Parenthood as "a critical tool for helping saving lives" and said "I´m not an advocate" before having Planned Parenthood´s Director of Constituency Communications come on to defend the organization. Velshi segued into the topic from news about the Senate GOP health care bill. "Senate Republicans announced no vote on their health care bill this week. Does it mean the bill is never going to see the Senate floor?" Velshi asked. "Let´s take a look at the medical service provider which assists millions of Americans every year," Velshi continued. Velshi showed

CNN faced $100M lawsuit
over botched Russia story
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Lucky5- 6/27/2017 9:47:25 PM     Post Reply
The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned. The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition-team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&T — and the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger. CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.

Bright family! Malia and Sasha Obama don
colorful yellow sarongs as they join their
parents on a visit to a Bali temple during
10-day vacation in Indonesia
Daily Mail (UK), by Hannah Parry & Jay Akbar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 9:30:47 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama has been pictured visiting the Tirta Empul Temple during his family trip to Bali. The former president, wife Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, were yesterday pictured white water rafting down the Ayung River, a popular tourist spot on the Indonesian Island. Today a healthy-looking Obama swapped the bulky hat and life jacket for a white polo shirt and dark jeans while attending the Hindu Balinese water temple, near the town of Tampaksiring. Michelle, Sasha and Malia wore yellow sarongs and sashes - known as a selendang - over their clothes, as is customary when visiting holy

Podesta Meets With House Intelligence
Panel Behind Closed Doors
Bloomberg, by Billy House    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 9:25:37 PM     Post Reply
The House Intelligence Committee met behind closed doors Tuesday with John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman, amid complaints by President Donald Trump that the Obama administration didn’t do enough to counter Russian interference in the U.S. election. Podesta’s email account was hacked, as was the Democratic National Committee’s. Many of those emails were then leaked, producing a steady, negative and sometimes embarrassing stream of news about Clinton’s campaign. But the Democrats didn’t cooperate fully with U.S. investigators. “The president and the entire administration were dealing with an unprecedented incidence of the weaponization” of Russian cyberactivity, Podesta told reporters after

  


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What Is the Alternative
to Trump Derangement?
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 9:15:02 PM     Post Reply
If they weren’t trying to destroy the president, Democrats would have to focus on an agenda most Americans don’t support. By 1968, voters had tired of the failed Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. Four years later, the 1972 Nixon reelection re-emphasized that a doubled-down McGovern liberalism was even less of a viable agenda. In that context, in 1974, obsessing on Watergate and a demonized Nixon were wise liberal alternatives to running on a positive left-wing vision, given the growing conservative backlash of the 1970s. After Watergate and the Ford pardon, Jimmy Carter squeaked to a close victory and a one-term presidency

State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed
as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive
in Past Two Days
Breitbart London, by Thomas D. Williams, PhD    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/27/2017 9:11:35 PM     Post Reply
Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula. On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation. Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest

CNN Just Got Hit by a Massive
Truth Bomb–The Facts of Life
Are Conservative
Breitbart Big Journalism, by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/27/2017 9:05:58 PM     Post Reply
“Could be bullsh*t. I mean, it’s mostly bullsh*t right now.” And there you have it, a CNN producer, caught on camera, frankly admitting that “fake news” isn’t some regrettable accident of the 24-hour news cycle. “Fake news” is CNN’s entire business model. (The business model of quite a few other liberal MSM outlets too, if the tantalizing hints being dropped by James O’Keefe are to be believed…) As a fellow human being I feel sorry for the poor guy caught on camera by Project Veritas admitting this stuff — because he’s probably going to lose his job. But as a fellow journalist I feel

Operation Broken Heart: DOJ Arrests
1,000+ Child Sex Predators During
Two Month Sting…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 8:38:24 PM     Post Reply
The arrests marked the end of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated DOJ investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators during April and May 2017. Sixty-one units of the task force, comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies participated in the operation. Over a period of two months 1,012 child sex predators were arrested. Details below:

  


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Billionaire Warren Buffett says
´the real problem´ with the US
economy is people like him
CNBC, by Catherine Clifford    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 6/27/2017 8:21:57 PM     Post Reply
Warren Buffett says people like him are the problem with the U.S. economy. With a net worth of more than $75 billion, Buffett is currently the second richest man alive, according to Forbes. As the CEO of investing house Berkshire Hathaway, he is hallowed as the Oracle of Omaha. But for all his personal success, Buffett says the issue really is the 1 percent. "The real problem, in my view, is — this has been — the prosperity has been unbelievable for the extremely rich people," says Buffett on PBS Newshour. "If you go to 1982, when Forbes put on

Saving Megyn Kelly
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/27/2017 8:17:08 PM     Post Reply
Excuse me if I start rooting for her, if only because I turned her into literature, that’s one; and two, she’s taking too many blows and I always root for the underdog. For some reason she’s become a Cultural Villain. Now you wouldn’t think there’d be a connection between the Biblical figure of Korach and TV news celeb Megyn Kelly, but then there’s this – He got swallowed up into the earth when he got too big for his britches, and for the same type of vanity, she has built a hole for herself that threatens to sink what was once the most

Senate Judiciary Committee push
for facts on alleged ‘unmasking’
by Obama officials
Washington Times, by Dan Boylan & Alex Swoyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 8:15:58 PM     Post Reply
The Senate Judiciary Committee will attempt during a closed-door hearing Wednesday to get to the bottom of the alleged “unmasking” of Trump campaign and transition officials by the Obama White House — furthering a potentially explosive counter-narrative coursing beneath the various congressional probes into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice, in addition to other top officials from the Obama administration, have come under suspicion during recent months amid accusations that they inappropriately “unmasked” requests to identify Trump associates caught up in clandestine surveillance of Russian operatives prior to and during the

ISIS Fighters Return To Europe,
Complain About Job Rejections
Daily Caller, by Jacob Bojesson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 8:06:10 PM     Post Reply
More and more foreign Islamic State fighters are returning to European countries that want nothing to do with them. Swedish daily Expressen interviewed some of the 150 terrorists who have moved back to Sweden after fighting for ISIS. Many of them have changed their legal names to be able to rejoin society, but few are able to get jobs. “I just want to forget everything,” a 27-year-old man formerly known as Walad Yousef told Expressen. “I apply for a lot of jobs, but I can’t get any because my pictures are out there.” Another man refused to do an interview, saying he has

  


  

Yellen: Banks ´very much stronger´;
another financial crisis not likely
´in our lifetime´
CNBC, by Jeff Cox    Original Article
Posted By: MarkTwain- 6/27/2017 7:49:10 PM     Post Reply
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" and another financial crisis is unlikely anytime soon. Speaking during an exchange in London with British Academy President Lord Nicholas Stern, the central bank chief said the Fed has learned lessons from the financial crisis and has brought stability to the banking system. Banks last week passed the first round of the Fed's stress tests to see how they would perform under adverse conditions like a 10 percent unemployment rate and turbulence in commercial real estate and corporate debt.
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The Iron Maidy: How Mrs Thatcher was the
only guest to make her own bed during
diplomatic trips to Hong Kong
Daily Mail [UK], by Jim Norton f    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/27/2017 7:48:02 PM     Post Reply
Among the many illustrious guests of the governor of Hong Kong, you might think that good manners was of the utmost importance. But it has now been revealed there was only one who bothered to make their bed in the mornings – Margaret Thatcher. Lord (Chris) Patten said it showed the Iron Lady’s ‘extraordinary normality’ that she would always complete the chore in the morning despite having 50 staff on hand. The Conservative ex-MP, who was the last British governor of the former colony from 1992 to 1997, added: ‘My wife once crept in to see how well she’d done it and it

Fake news! A phony mock-up of Trump
on the cover of Time Magazine dated
March 1, 2009,hangs in at least four
of the president´s golf clubs
Daily Mail [UK], by Jessica Chia    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/27/2017 7:33:12 PM     Post Reply
In at least four of President Trump´s golf clubs hangs a framed Time Magazine cover from March 1, 2009, featuring the reality star and the headline: ´The "Apprentice" is a television smash!´ But Time never published an issue on March 1, 2009, and a closer look at the magazine´s famous red border reveals the cover, which hangs in golf clubs as far flung as Scotland, is a fake. It remains unclear who made the cover, but Time is now asking Trump´s businesses to take down the phony mock-up, according to Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold. A deep dive in the Time archives

Bacteria Are Eating Most
Of The 2010 BP Oil Spill
Daily Caller, by Andrew Follett    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 7:23:29 PM     Post Reply
Oil-eating microbes ate most of the oil BP spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, according to new research by scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study discovered and sequenced the DNA of a new type of natural oil-eating bacteria. Knowing how oil-eating bacteria behave will help prevent future oil spills from doing as much damage to the environmental as the BP spill. “Our study demonstrated the importance of using dispersants in producing neutrally buoyant, tiny oil droplets, which kept much of the oil from reaching the ocean surface,” Dr. Hary Andersen, a microbial ecologist at Berkley

Dawn on Saturn: NASA releases stunning
image of the planet illuminated by
a sliver of sunlight
Daily Mail [UK], by Cheyenne Macdonald    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/27/2017 7:17:21 PM     Post Reply
Throughout the years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has viewed Saturn’s rings in just about every way imaginable, from faraway looks at the stunning bands of cosmic material, to up-close observations of their peculiarities. In a breathtaking new image, Saturn’s rings now appear just a ghostly brushstroke in front of the planet’s sunlit atmosphere. The view was captured from roughly 620,000 miles away, revealing the unilluminated side of Saturn’s rings. In the image, most of the planet and its rings are in shadow, with just a small crescent of the surface bathed in light. ‘NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn’s

  



The FBI´s boss is under investigation
for possible hatch act violations.
Circa News, by John Solomon & Sara Carter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 7:16:07 PM     Post Reply
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is being investigated by the Office of U.S. Special Counsel for violating The Hatch Act that prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races. The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races. The agency’s probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his

Sarah Palin Suing New York
Times For Defamation
Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/27/2017 7:12:27 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed on Tuesday obtained by The Daily Caller. The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man who had been obsessed with Giffords for years. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. “Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her

President Trump, First Lady Melania
and Cabinet Hold State Dinner
for India’s PM Modi…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/27/2017 7:03:54 PM     Post Reply
This discussion thread really has no bearing on anything significant except to highlight sly Wilburne moving into top spot amid the best cabinet assembly ever. Mnuchin, Mattis, T-Rex, Wilburine and more than a few others are such incredibly significant and consequential cabinet leaders it’s been challenging to identify the best leader among them. However, our sly Wilburine just broke out of the pack (see 01:10) and took up the lead position. Oh he’s a cheeky one, alright: (Video)The T45 cabinet looks like they are genuinely having a lot of fun with each other. Lots of personality in there. [Transcript remarks] PRESIDENT TRUMP:

Reporter Brian Karem Playing To
Camera Audience – Ironically
Highlights Why All Press Briefings
Should Be *Off Camera*…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/27/2017 6:53:59 PM     Post Reply
It only took one-half of one on-camera press briefing before the insufferable White House Correspondents press pool displayed exactly why there should not be cameras in the briefing room. Reporter Brian Karem had been waiting patiently for the cameras to return to the briefing room so that he could once again grandstand for his moment of fame and back-patting accolades from his like-minded media pals inside the correspondent’s echo-chamber. Methinks Brian ‘sloth-dresser‘ Karem doth protest too much: (Video)

House Armed Services Committee
to address role of transgender
recruits in military
Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/27/2017 6:22:05 PM     Post Reply
The House Armed Services Committee is likely to take up Wednesday an amendment to address the Pentagon’s plans to open the ranks to transgender recruits, as troop training on issues such as how to react to male genitalia in the women’s shower is ongoing. Some committee Republicans are drafting language to curtail or regulate the program. A vote could come during the committee’s morning-to-night markup of the 2018 defense budget bill. “It’s still an important issue with regards to the state of the current force and restoring the warrior ethos, as well as conveying expectations to taxpayers,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, California

Mark Levin book condemning media,
progressives, debuts No. 1 on Amazon
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/27/2017 6:15:46 PM     Post Reply
Mark Levin´s new book, "Rediscovering Americanism," an assault on the media and progressives and a call for Americans to take back their country, debuts today at No. 1 on Amazon. Showing the draw of the New York Times bestselling author and top syndicated radio host, his book is already on the way to becoming another big seller. "My new book covers a lot of territory — philosophy, history, economics, law, culture, etc. And I look deeply into what is meant by Americanism, republicanism, individualism, capitalism. What do we mean by natural law, unalienable rights, liberty, and property rights? From where

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