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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico. 77 deaths so far. Many more expected under collasped Buildings. (NY Times)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


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´At least 49 dead´ after 7.1-magnitude
earthquake rocks Mexico City-shaking buildings
and sending people fleeing into the street
Daily Mail (UK), Reuters*, by James Wilkinson & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 5:59:17 PM     Post Reply
At least 49 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico leaving buildings shaking and sending people fleeing into the street. The tremor hit just hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. Today´s quake hit near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 32 miles, the US Geological Survey said. Horrifying images coming out of the country´s capital show rubble strewn across roads and enormous chunks of collapsed buildings laying on the ground with

Obama to host an event for New
Jersey governor candidate
The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 5:53:56 PM     Post Reply
Former President Obama will host an event this fall for Phil Murphy, the Democrat running for governor of New Jersey, Democratic sources say. Murphy served as U.S. ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013 under Obama. He also worked for more than two decades at Goldman Sachs. It´s one of several events Obama is expected to attend in the coming weeks as he seeks to lend his star power to Democrats across the country. An event for Ralph Northam, the Democrat running for governor of Virginia, is also in the works, and sources say Obama is likely to add to

Josh Earnest: Trump’s U.N. Speech
was ‘Foolish,’ Lacked ‘Coherence’
Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 5:51:09 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the



Canada sees surge of asylum seekers
as Haitians flee U.S. to head north
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 5:46:03 PM     Post Reply
The number of people streaming from the U.S. to Canada seeking asylum skyrocketed last month, according to the latest Canadian government statistics released Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have intercepted some 13,211 persons attempting to sneak into Canada so far in 2017, including a staggering 5,712 in August alone. That’s up 82 percent compared to the 3,100 or so who were caught in July, and it continues a monthslong trend that local officials said has been fueled by both a change in U.S. policy, and what the Canadian government says is a misimpression of how easy it is to

Exclusive: Case dismissed! Max Kennedy
gets away with a $150 fine after ´glassy-
eyed´ son of RFK was arrested at his out-
of-control party at the family´s Hyannis
Port compound where he barked at police*
Daily Mail [UK], by Michaela Freda    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 5:18:58 PM     Post Reply
Matthew ´Max´ Kennedy was all smiles as he walked out of a Cape Cod courtroom in a gray suit and Prada shoes after criminal charges were dismissed against him following his arrest last month for a booze-fueled brawl with local police. Prosecutors recommended to the court that disorderly conduct charges be dismissed if the son of Robert F Kennedy admitted he was ´responsible´ for a noise violation at a rental house near the Kennedy compound on August 20. (Snip) ´The actions of both Matthew Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy had incited this crowd into an angry mob,´ Feliciano wrote in his report. Several

Why Trump’s UN Speech
Was a Triumph
American Greatness, by Roger Kimball    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2017 5:12:19 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed yet again why he is the most robust president since Ronald Reagan. Following up on his brilliant speeches before a joint session of Congress in February, his speech about combating Islamic terrorism before Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, and his splendid defense of Western civilizational values in Warsaw a few months ago, Trump addressed the United Nations and articulated for the 150 delegates at that ostentatiously corrupt institution the signal lesson of successful international relations: that freedom within nations, and comity among them, is best served not by the effacement or attenuation of national sovereignty

Court blocks ICE from deporting Salvadoran
woman with tumor in New York for surgery
New York Daily News, by Edgar Sandoval and Nancy Dillon    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 5:02:02 PM     Post Reply
Queens-based tumor patient Sara Beltran Hernandez won a last-minute reprieve in her ongoing asylum case Monday and won’t be deported to El Salvador next week as planned, a panel of three federal judges ruled. The Fifth Circuit tribunal issued its stay of deportation just 10 days before Sara Beltran Hernandez was due at Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan for “removal,” her lawyer said. (Snip) Beltran Hernandez first learned about her dangerous tumor when she began hemorrhaging and collapsed inside the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Tex., last February. Woman who won ICE release after tumor



This is the bus driver who
fatally plowed into an MTA bus
New York Post, by Natalie Musumeci    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 4:57:54 PM     Post Reply
This is the charter bus driver who killed two people and himself when he ran a red light while speeding in Queens — as seen in a mugshot from his 2015 bust for DUI. Before Raymond Mong, 49, plowed a Dahlia tour bus into a Q20 city bus packed with people in Flushing early Monday, he was arrested for drunkenly causing a three-car crash in Connecticut. Police records show Mong was behind the wheel of a 2002 Honda on April 10, 2015, when he caused the chain car crash on the Exit 51 off-ramp from southbound I-95 and fled.

Mexican Cartel Executes
8-Month-Old Baby, Others in Cancun
Breitbart Texas, by Robert Arce    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2017 4:31:06 PM     Post Reply
Cancun, MX - Gunmen murdered two police commanders and an 8-month-old child in the Mexican resort city of Cancun at a shopping mall frequented by American tourists. The officers were husband and wife and recipients of death threats for their cartel crackdowns. A team of assassins was waiting for the family outside of a local theater in the Gran Plaza shopping center, Mexico’s Milenio reported. (Snip) When the gunmen performed the ambush, they killed Duran while his wounded wife tried to flee with the child in her arms. The woman and child were later shot execution style, as well. Emergency responders rushed

America First! Trump takes nationalist message
to United Nations and tells members the U.S.
will no longer be ´taken advantage of´
Daily Mail [UK], by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 4:24:32 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump told world leaders the U.S. would no longer be ´taken advantage of´ as he blasted trade deals that he says caused millions of jobs to vanish. In a speech where he also called for collective action against ´Rocket man´ Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump saluted the United States for having prevailed in World War II only to build ´institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.´ But the president wasn't so sanguine about the international trade regime also put in place after the second world war. He blasted 'mammoth, multinational trade deals' and 'unaccountable international tribunals'

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico
New York Times, by Kirk Semple*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 4:14:31 PM     Post Reply
MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings with people still inside, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks. The earthquake occurred shortly after 1 p.m. local time about 100 miles from Mexico City. It registered a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, causing heavy and prolonged shaking in the capital. During the quake, some facades and entire buildings in Mexico City fell, crushing cars and trapping some people inside. The number of dead and injured is unclear. Tuesday’s earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary



Exclusive: Trump administration prepares
to ease export rules for U.S. guns
Reuters, by Mike Stone, Matt Spetalnick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2017 4:01:21 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department, four officials told Reuters. While the State Department is primarily concerned about international threats to stability and maintains tight restrictions on weapons deals, the Commerce Department typically focuses more on facilitating trade.

Netanyahu at UN: An unleashed
Iran will become the next North Korea
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2017 3:45:22 PM     Post Reply
During his speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "vast Islamist Iranian empire" if the Iranian nuclear deal is not fixed or nixed. "Every day, Iran is conducting a campaign of conquest across the Middle East and developing ballistic missiles to threaten the entire world," he said. He compared Iran´s quest to become a nuclear power with that of North Korea, whose leader US President Donald Trump referred to as "rocket man" earlier today. "There are those who still defend the dangerous [Iranian nuclear] deal, arguing that it will block Iran´s path to the bomb.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka to Campaign for
Judge Roy Moore Alongside Sarah
Palin in Alabama
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2017 3:41:54 PM     Post Reply
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Dr. Sebastian Gorka will campaign for Judge Roy Moore here in Montgomery, alongside 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday evening. Breitbart News first reported that Palin was traveling here to campaign for Moore, and now Gorka confirmed to Breitbart News Tuesday morning that he is also hitting the trail in Alabama for Moore. “President Trump told me he is still committed to the original MAGA [Make America Great Again] agenda,” Gorka, a former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, who has since left the administration, told Breitbart News on Tuesday morning.

Strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on
anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2017 3:32:42 PM     Post Reply
Mexico City - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street. The quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation on the anniversary of the devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. The 7.4 quake hit 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Luis Felipe Puente, the head of Mexico’s civil protection agency, said on his Twitter account that there were no immediate reports of damages.



Revelations of Comey Wiretapping
Manafort May Explain “Uncomfortable”
March 20th Congressional Answer…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2017 3:29:24 PM     Post Reply
Knowing that former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the Obama Administration via the FBI, James Comey, let’s take another look at Comey’s testimony. New York Representative Elise Stefanik begins her March 20th, 2017, questioning by asking director Comey what are the typical protocols, broad standards and procedures for notifying the Director of National Intelligence, the White House and senior congressional leadership (aka the intelligence Gang of Eight), when the FBI has opened a counter-intelligence investigation. The parseltongue response from Comey is a generalized reply

Congregation once led by Robert E. Lee
votes to remove his name from their church
Richmond Times-Dispatch [VA], by Ned Oliver    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 2:38:57 PM     Post Reply
Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday evening to change the parish’s name to Grace Episcopal Church — what it was originally called when the Confederate general moved to town after the Civil War and joined the congregation. The decision concludes a quiet, two-year debate among congregants over whether it’s appropriate for a Christian institution that aims to welcome all to carry a name that memorializes a man best known for fighting a war to preserve the institution of slavery. (Snip) His plaudits hit close to home for the congregation and the town. He moved to Lexington

Netanyahu Praises Trump’s U.N.
Address: ‘Never Heard a Bolder
or More Courageous Speech’
Washington Free Beacon, by Jack Heretik    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/19/2017 1:54:10 PM     Post Reply
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded President Donald Trump´s address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, calling it "bold" and "courageous." "In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech," Netanyahu tweeted. "President Trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world and issued a powerful call to confront them in order to ensure the future of humanity." In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech. (Snip) Netanyahu watched Trump´s speech enthusiastically from Israel´s seat

Remember When James Clapper Categorically
Denied Any Wiretap Against Trump Campaign?
Mediaite, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 1:50:50 PM     Post Reply
Why in the world would the mainstream media continue to take James Clapper seriously? In March the former Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama appeared on Meet the Press to respond to President Donald Trump‘s now-infamous tweets regarding a “wiretap” related to his campaign during the Obama Administration. Host Chuck Todd asked Clapper point-blank whether any wiretap had occurred: But I will say that, for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against– the president elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his

The Clock Is Ticking on Obamacare Repeal
American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/19/2017 1:41:49 PM     Post Reply
Repealing and replacing ObamaCare, a popular Republican campaign issue for the past seven years, has been far less urgent as a legislative issue. Just goes to show that talk is cheap. Empty promises from Republican congressional candidates running for reelection, meaningless bills for show only, passed by Congress knowing they would never become law after being shredded by the Obama veto pen. Now with once-in-a-generation control of the executive and legislative branches, an opportunity to lead and govern, the GOP can’t seem get their heads out of their nether regions to do something of significance.



It’s Official: Big Changes
Coming to Fox News
American Thinker, by Peter Barry Chowka    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/19/2017 1:30:35 PM     Post Reply
Months of speculation ended on Monday September 18 when Fox News programming President Suzanne Scott made the announcement: Fox News’ prime time schedule is set for yet another big change starting next week. This marks the fourth major adjustment in Fox News’ critical evening lineup in less than a year. This change has been in the works for about two months. As I reported for American Thinker back on August 16, Laura Ingraham will join the channel with her own show at 10 P.M. E.T. The Ingraham Angle, as it will be called, is scheduled to premiere on October 30. The other big change, which I also reported five

Nancy Pelosi gets mau-maued
by the DACA DREAMers
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/19/2017 1:25:24 PM     Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi got more than she bargained for when she came out to champion DREAMers and congressional institutionalization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act in San Francisco Monday. Instead of the adoring crowds she expected, she got a boiling-with-rage mob of actual illegal aliens who mau-maued her as the bad guy, drowning her out with chanted shouts of "Liar! Liar!" and accusations of being a deportation machine. Whatever it was she was doing to legalize DREAMers wasn´t good enough; they demanded amnesty and citizenship for all illegals, shouting, "All of us or none of us!"

Global Warming? Not So Fast Say Scientists!
PowerLine, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/19/2017 12:58:22 PM     Post Reply
The climatistas really are a fun and lovable bunch to watch. Also pathetic. They are victims of their own doomsday scenarios of inexorably rising greenhouse gas levels and the parade of horribles soon to follow. The Paris Accord, even if fully implemented, will barely slow any future warming accord to the standard climate orthodoxy (better known as “The Consensus”). That’s why the former NASA chief climatista James Hansen called the Paris Accord “a fraud.” What do you do when, having told us for more than 20 years that “we only have ten years left” to act, the deadline passes and we haven’t got anywhere close to a

Knifeman caught outside Parliament was
on ´death by cop´ suicide mission
because he thought his religious
beliefs stopped him killing himself
Daily Mail [UK], by Richard Spillett    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/19/2017 12:47:47 PM     Post Reply
A knifeman who claimed he was on a ´death by cop´ suicide mission after he was caught outside the Houses of Parliament has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. Eniola Mustafa Aminu, 27, was Tasered by police close to the Carriage Gates entrance to the Palace of Westminster on the morning of June 16. The bearded 27-year-old was armed with a nine-inch kitchen knife and fought officers during attempts to detain him. (Snip) The incident happened three months after and a matter of yards away from where terrorist Khalid Masood stabbed and killed PC Keith Palmer in March.

Discreet charm of the Dreamers
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 12:32:47 PM     Post Reply
You have probably heard that Nancy Pelosi was confronted yesterday by a gaggle of honking DREAMers of the kind she had staged an event to support. The DREAMers disrupted the event with a bit of the takeover theater to which we have grown accustomed, if not inured. The video (below) cries out for a title — the first that occurred to me was Discreet Charm of the DREAMers — and Pelosi thought bubbles. I find it hard to project myself into Pelosi’s mind. I think of her humming the tune of “Imagine” and singing to herself, “You may say that they’re dreamers…” Or thinking, “Hey, the revolution is supposed to devour its

Bolton: Trump’s U.N. Speech
the Best of His Presidency
Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 12:25:36 PM     Post Reply
Fox News contributor John Bolton called Donald Trump´s speech before the United Nations Tuesday the best of his young presidency. Bolton, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, praised Trump for his direct denunciation of North Korea´s nuclear ambitions and criticism of the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration. "This was the best speech of the Trump presidency, in my view," Bolton said. "I think he was as clear and direct as it´s possible to be." Trump said the U.S. would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its

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