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Saturday, February 13, 2016


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Hillary's New Hire Has Interesting Thoughts On Rape
Perhaps this is something she should have done herself.
Fmr. Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee
Not Backing Hillary Clinton

She must know something.
Trump’s dubious claim that his border
wall would cost $8 billion

But think of the jobs it will provide.
New Cruz Ad Goes After Trump
for Decades-Long ‘Pattern of Sleaze’

Rough stuff but we were warned about
the S.Carolina killing fields.
Obama orders creation of new national
monuments in California

Brace for a lot more of these (with his name on them).
Beware a Wounded Clinton
A thinly disguised Clintonista loses faith.
Kerry: Deal reached to end hostilities in Syria
Let's see how well this works out.
Donald Trump: I’m very capable of changing
to anything I want to change to

One of the strangest things a serious
politician has ever said.
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Chechnya’s ISIS Problem
New Yorker, by Joshua Yaffa    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 5:12:44 AM     Post Reply
Using methods that were brutal, uncompromising, and at times of dubious legality, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, largely managed to defeat the last remnants of the militant underground. Last year, just fourteen people were killed in violence related to the lingering insurgency, compared with eighty-two in 2012 and ninety-five in 2011, as I wrote in an article about Kadyrov in the magazine this week. But Chechnya’s homegrown insurgency has been replaced by another pressing security threat. Islamic State propaganda has taken root inside Chechnya, especially among the younger generation. Chechen law-enforcement agencies estimate that between three and four thousand Chechens

MSNBC: Reporters May ‘Punish’
Rubio for Not ‘Owning Up’ to Flub
Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 2/13/2016 4:56:20 AM     Post Reply
Offering a window into just how journalists view their power, on MSNBC on Thursday NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez suggested that reporters may “punish” Marco Rubio for not admitting, quickly enough, to a bad debate performance in New Hampshire. Appearing on MSNBC Live, the reporter reminded viewers that Rubio claimed “the reason that his campaign didn´t initially own up to that debate performance is that he didn´t want to hurt morale.” Gutierrez noted it wasn’t until Tuesday that the Republican “came clean.” Offering a possible threat, the journalist wondered, “But the question is will reporters punish him? Not just for

Happy 207th birthday Mr President!
Wreath-laying ceremony is held for Abraham
Lincoln at the National Mall
Daily Mail (UK), by Zoe Szathmary    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2016 2:07:37 AM     Post Reply
A wreath-laying ceremony took place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on Friday in honor of Abraham Lincoln´s birthday - 207 years after he was born. The country´s sixteenth president, who was born on February 12, 1809, was shot on April 14, 1865, and died the next day. An honor guard took part in the commemorative ceremony, which involved placing a wreath in front of a statue showing Lincoln. The statue itself faces the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and is part of the National Mall in the nation´s capital. According to the National Park Service, ´The decision to place



Here’s How Syria’s Regime Is
Profiting From People Under Siege
Buzzfeed, by Borzou Daragahi and Sarah Dadouch    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 1:32:29 AM     Post Reply
ISTANBUL — Sara Khaled and her family had finally had enough. She had withstood more than four years of revolution and civil war, culminating in the siege by ISIS of her regime-controlled neighborhood. The misery was too much too bear: Food was scarce, medicine even scarcer. She and five members of her immediate family decided to leave the city of Deir Ezzor late last summer. But first they had to pay a toll — a fee of 300,000 Syrian pounds per person, or about $1,300 — to Major General Issam Zahreddine and Major General Mohammad Kaddour, Syrian regime commanders of

Russia may soon ink free
trade pact with Israel
RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 1:03:45 AM     Post Reply
Moscow and Tel Aviv are planning to sign a free trade agreement in the near future, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin told journalists on Friday. “Such decisions aim at maximizing cooperation between Russia and Israel in terms of agriculture and new technologies; creation of joint ventures, as well as the prospects of a free trade zone agreement which the government expects to sign with Israel as soon as possible,” Levin said following Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich’s meeting with Israeli businessmen. Israel’s Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel also expressed hopes the two countries would sign the agreement soon. Russia plans

‘Too cold, bad food, tired of
waiting’: 1000s of Iraqi
refugees cancel plans for
Finnish asylum
RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 1:00:36 AM     Post Reply
The Nordic state of Finland was one of the favored destinations for asylum seekers fleeing war-torn Iraq for Europe last year. However, many are now using their own money to get on a plane back to Baghdad. The country’s latest immigration statistics show that 4,100 unprocessed asylum applications have been canceled or allowed to expire – a significant proportion of the 32,500 lodged last year. “Some say the conditions in Finland and the lengthy asylum process did not meet their expectations, or what they had been told by the people they paid for their travel,” Tobias van Treeck, program officer

Huge fire at Abu Dhabi Plaza
high-rise in Astana (Video)
RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 12:56:24 AM     Post Reply
An 88-story tower still under construction in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, was engulfed in a massive blaze early on Saturday. Amateur footage showed the high-rise, dubbed Abu Dhabi Plaza, lit up like an enormous torch. The fire started on the 25th floor early on Saturday morning. Some 120 people were evacuated from the scene, but no deaths or injuries have been reported, the Emergency Situations Ministry’s official representative Ruslan Imankulov told RIA Novosti. The fire was localized some four hours after emergency crew were dispatched. Diesel heat generators actually caused the spectacular blaze, according to Imankulov. An earlier theory blaming a gas cylinder explosion was



Acehnese Authorities Publicly
Whip 32 Men for Gambling
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 12:40:02 AM     Post Reply
MEULABOH, Indonesia – Some 32 men in Aceh were publicly whipped on Friday as punishment for gambling, a violation of Islamic Sharia law as practiced in Indonesia’s semi-autonomous province of Aceh on Sumatra Island. Black-masked punishers, locally known as algojo, lashed the men’s backs in front of a crowd of onlookers at Baitul Makmur Mosque at Meulaboh, the capital city of West Aceh Regency, according to witnesses. Aceh – the only province in Indonesia which implements Islamic Sharia law – has over the past decade increasingly cracked down on “un-Islamic” practices, with whipping being one of many corporal punishments for

Alan Grayson and Harry Reid
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/13/2016 12:36:12 AM     Post Reply
So it’s quite satisfying to see Grayson exposed — once again — as a hypocrite. The NY Times reports, Alan Grayson’s Double Life: Congressman and Hedge Fund Manager: The hedge fund manager boasted that he had traveled to “every country” in the world, studying overseas stock markets as he fine-tuned an investment strategy to capitalize on global companies’ suffering because of economic or political turmoil. But the fund manager had an even more distinctive credential to showcase in his marketing material in June 2013: He was a “U.S. congressman,” Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat of Florida, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Brawl between Two Inmates
from the Zetas Cartel
Leaves 49 Dead in Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 12:28:29 AM     Post Reply
MONTERREY, Mexico - A brawl between two prisoners belonging to the Zetas drug cartel over control of the Topo Chico prison in the northern state of Nuevo Leon has left 49 dead and 12 wounded. It is one of the worst riots in recent Mexican history. Just before midnight on Wednesday night local time, a bloody fight broke out in the C2 and C3 blocks, one of the oldest and most overpopulated areas of the prison, in which gangs clashed with sharp weapons, bottles, bats and sticks, according to officials. The fighting then spread throughout the cells, and some prisoners burned food

The Stench Of Dictatorship
In Venezuela
Veneconomy [Caracas, Venezuela], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2016 12:24:51 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday, a day before the commemoration of the Battle of La Victoria waged on February 12 of 1814 in the framework of the War of Independence, Venezuela was the victim of an act of ignominy and democratic aberration by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ). This Thursday, Venezuelans learned through the national media that seven judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the TSJ were unaware of a ruling by the National Assembly (aka the Parliament), made on January 5 2016 by 112 lawmakers (whose number was reduced at the time to 109 after the TSJ decided



Kelsey Grammer Just Revealed Which
Republican He’s Supporting For President
Daily Caller, by Kaitlin Collins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:59:12 PM     Post Reply
Kelsey Grammer doesn’t think being a conservative in Hollywood has interfered with his success at all. During an interview with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, the 60-year-old actor said he hasn’t gotten the cold shoulder because of his political views. “Honestly if you’re good at what you do, that’s not going to exist, and I’ve had pretty reasonable success with my career,” Grammer said. (Snip) Grammer added that he’s supporting Dr. Ben Carson for president. “I honestly like Ben Carson,” he said. “I like him a lot. He’s the only guy who isn’t really part of the deal, you know?”

Frank Gaffney: Southern Poverty Law Center
Is Acting As A Surrogate Group For
Islamic Supremacists
Breitbart Big Government, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:53:45 PM     Post Reply
Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of the Center For Security Policy, tells One America News Network that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is attempting to silence him for speaking out about the threat posed by radical Islam. He appeared on Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler this week, defending his organization against the assault from the left wing SPLC. Gaffney said that the SPLC used to be a legitimate civil rights organization, but now the group is a militant left wing outfit that targets pro-freedom groups. “These days … It seems as though the Southern Poverty Law Center is

Trump tackles Clinton´s emails,
calls Bernie a Commie
Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:49:03 PM     Post Reply
A dumbfounded Donald Trump mused over the logistics behind Hillary Clinton´s email scandal at a Friday campaign rally in Tampa. He questioned how she was physically able to send so many messages and why it was so important that she did. "Why´d you have to do this? You put it [email server] in the bathroom of the house, some place no one even knows," Trump said. "And then you look at the volume. I mean, who can possible do that many? That´s like 24 hours a day ... They´ve released them back, 22,000 emails. That´s like one little bunch." The

Super PAC moves to ramp up
financial firepower for Clinton
Washington Post, by Matea Gold*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2016 11:36:04 PM     Post Reply
Two powerful organizations within the Democratic establishment announced steps Friday that have the potential to provide substantial financial firepower to presidential contender Hillary Clinton by drawing on the support of wealthy donors and corporate interests. While providing a likely boost to Clinton, both developments also give rival Bernie Sanders fresh fodder to highlight her relationship with Wall Street and other special interests at a time when the two candidates are locked in an intense nomination fight. Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Clinton, unleashed a $5 million infusion of spending on her behalf, upending plans to hold its



Intrepid and Mogul join the list of Secret
Service codenames after Bernie Sanders and
Donald Trump are granted round-the-
clock protection
Daily Mail (UK), by Darren Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:35:23 PM     Post Reply
The US Secret Service has given presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson their very own code names. The names, which are given to presidents, their families and vice presidents were traditionally used to confuse anyone listening into the Secret Service´s radio network. Instead of saying ´the president is leaving´, the secret service would use the codename instead. Scroll down for video (Photos) Now, the Secret Service´s communications network is encrypted but the tradition of codenames has been retained. Republican candidate Donald Trump, unsurprisingly, has been given the name ´Mogul´ while Bernie Sanders is ´Intrepid´, which can mean

Why the Syrian cease-fire
probably won’t work
Washington Post, by Liz Sly and Zakaria Zakaria    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2016 11:33:37 PM     Post Reply
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Questions about how and when a Syrian truce will be implemented deepened skepticism that the cease-fire will work, as Russian and Syrian warplanes on Friday sustained their relentless bombardment of rebel-held territory in the country. Syrian opposition groups cautiously welcomed the deal reached by world powers at a meeting in Munich on Thursday but said they were concerned that it allows Russia to continue its air campaign against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups — and perhaps also against moderate rebels. The deal marks the first attempt to bring about any kind of pause to

Hillary’s New Hire Has
Interesting Thoughts On Rape
Daily Caller, by Blake Neff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:29:59 PM     Post Reply
Presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign has expanded its team by bringing on a writer whose has previously written that those accused of sexual assault should automatically be treated as guilty, regardless of the actual evidence brought against them. Late Thursday, news emerged Clinton’s presidential campaign hired writer and political analyst Zerlina Maxwell. Maxwell is intended to help the campaign with its digital outreach efforts on issues like feminism and gender equality. But as was pointed out first by Jonah Goldberg of National Review, Maxwell has previously written sexual assault allegations should always be believed, regardless of

Networks Skirt Mentioning Islamism
in Machete Attack Coverage
Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 11:01:27 PM     Post Reply
ABC, CBS, NBC´s Friday evening newscasts all failed to mention Islamism as a possible motive in their coverage of the machete attack inside an Ohio restaurant on Thursday. ABC´s World News Tonight didn´t even use the word "terrorism" during their report on Mohamed Barry´s rampage. Alex Perez merely noted that "Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under a full-scale investigation." CBS´s Jeff Pegues underlined that "police say the assault has the hallmarks of a terrorism-inspired attack." Pegues was also the only Big Three correspondent to report that Barry was "here in the U.S. on a green card."

Hillary Clinton Destroys
Computer in New Cruz
´Office Space´ Ad
PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/12/2016 10:57:56 PM     Post Reply
The newest ad put out by Texas Senator Ted Cruz takes a page out of the movie Office Space to slam the secrecy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It melds together two iconic parts of the 1990s business comedy -- the song "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta," and the scene where three main characters destroy a printer with a baseball bat and their bare hands. In the iconic film, these are moments of catharsis, where an office-bound nine-to-five worker decides to challenge the system. In the Ted Cruz ad, this is a moment of corruption,


Yet ANOTHER slasher attack in New York
as young woman, 20, is left needing 26 face
stitches after midnight Bronx attack
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 10:55:27 PM     Post Reply
Another terrifying slashing has taken place in New York - leaving a 20-year-old woman needing 26 stitches after she suffered from a six-inch gash across her face. The early-morning attack happened on Friday in the Bronx as the victim, identified only as Paula, was walking home when she said a man slashed and kicked her face. The psychology student said during the attack he took her bag which contained her ID, debit card and other personal belongings, according to a Facebook post she wrote recounting the ordeal.Scroll down for video (Photos) ´I was terrified, very frantic, hysterical. I had blood

Sanders: We Must End Over-Policing in
African-American Neighborhoods
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 10:45:08 PM     Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for an end of “over-policing” in black neighborhoods during the PBS Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis., on Thursday night. “What we have to do is end over-policing in African-American neighborhoods. The reality is that both the African-American community and the white community do marijuana at about equal rates,” Sanders said. “The reality is four times as many blacks get arrested for marijuana. Truth is that far more blacks get stopped for traffic violations.” (Video) An undecided voter via Facebook wrote: “Wisconsin is number one in African-American male incarceration, according to a

Tampa Trump Crowd of Thousands Do
‘The Wave’ …And It´s HUUUGE! (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 10:41:32 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday night in Baton Rouge Donald Trump spoke to 12,000 supporters at the River Center. Donald Trump broke the attendance record set by Elton John by 4,000 people. (Photo) Tonight Donald Trump is speaking at a rally in Tampa Florida. The crowd lined up early… (Tweet) It was ANOTHER PACKED HOUSE! (Photo) (Snip) To let you know how massive the crowd is tonight in Tampa Trump supporter “the Wave”– Must See- (Video)

Quick-thinking tanker crew saves F-16
pilot over ISIS-controlled territory
CNN, by Zachary Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 10:34:38 PM     Post Reply
An F-16 pilot was nearly forced to eject from his aircraft over ISIS territory due to a fuel emergency last year, an incident that could have led to the airman´s capture or death, the U.S. Air Force said. But the pilot was saved from having to abandon his aircraft due to the quick thinking of a nearby U.S. Air Force re-fueling plane crew. The KC-135 Stratotanker was linked up with a group of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in support of the U.S.-led coalition´s air campaign against ISIS when it was approached by the F-16, the Air Force said on Thursday. The

Pub landlord ´told by council
officers to remove Union Jack
jacket because it might offend people´
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/12/2016 10:12:56 PM     Post Reply
Pub landlord Jason Mawer has twice been asked in public to remove his treasured Union Jack jacket - for risk of it being ´offensive´. He was told to take off his valuable Mod-style Barbour jacket - designed in honour of legendary rock band The Who - by officials who appeared to be council enforcement officers. On the second occasion the female official warned him: ´Would you mind removing your coat it might offend somebody.´ Jason, who runs a pub near the centre of Barnsley, South Yorkshire said: ´It´s definitely political correctness gone mad. It´s an overused phrase but I think it definitely

Donald Trump pumps up
crowd of 10,000-plus at USF
Tampa Bay Times [St. Petersburg, FL], by Steve Contorno and Sara Sara Dinatale    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/12/2016 10:05:08 PM     Post Reply
Tampa — Donald Trump might have Carolina on his mind, but on Friday night the Republican frontrunner rallied through troops in Tampa with an eye toward a long race to the nomination. Coming off his first win Tuesday in New Hampshire, Trump delivered an hour-long stump speech of his greatest hits from the campaign trail to a standing-room only crowd at the 10,000-capacity University of South Florida Sun Dome. (Snip) People started gathering outside the Sun Dome as early as 7 a.m., and hundreds were unable to get in. Most of those who were near the front of line got there around

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