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Sunday, March 03, 2013

 









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Who're you going to Trust: The Stock Market
or the Media Innumerates?

You can tell a man's hand by the curl of his lip.
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The White House Joins the Cash Grab
Even the Obama slobbering New York Times
finds this "disturbing."
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Beat the Press
Battered "Wife" Syndrome? Obama White House press
handlers have been bullies from the beginning.
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Must Reads for Saturday, March 02, 2013
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]




Sequester? Sequester? What does that mean?
Does that include cats, too.



      


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The terrifying and terrible prospect
of Justice Kennedy retiring

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Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2017 5:41:18 PM     Post Reply
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle

   

 

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Freighter Was On Autopilot
When It Hit U.S. Destroyer

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Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/23/2017 5:21:56 AM     Post Reply
The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials. The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation. Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate. Nevertheless, an accident during computerized navigation raises the possibility the container ship´s computer system could have been hacked and the ship deliberately steered into the USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A more

Donald Trump appointee once called
Obama a ‘Kenyan creampuff’ and
Facebook boss a ‘self-hating Jew’

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Independent [UK], by Ian Johnston    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/24/2017 5:06:45 PM     Post Reply
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused

Mika: Trump Is Either A Dictator
In The Making Or ‘Not Well’ [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Nick Givas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 5:20:24 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying

Trump´s Lies
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New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Stuart A.Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/23/2017 10:17:57 PM     Post Reply
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think

What Is Eid Al-Fitr And Why Isn’t
Trump Hosting A Traditional
Iftar Dinner To Celebrate?

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Newsweek, by JASON LE MIERE    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/24/2017 5:19:54 PM     Post Reply
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.

   

 

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Obama’s secret struggle
to punish Russia for
Putin’s election assault

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Washington Post, by Greg Miller*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 6/23/2017 7:27:24 AM     Post Reply
Eaarly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee,

Ferguson attorney: Brown
family settlement $1.5 million

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Associated Press, by Jim Salter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 2:29:44 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson

White House Correspondents Unhappy
With Limits on News Briefings

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New York Times, by Michael M. Grynbaum    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/23/2017 4:33:30 PM     Post Reply
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press

Clinton: GOP will become the
´death party´ if Senate bill passes

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 9:20:24 PM     Post Reply
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.

DA: Gander Mountain Shoplifting Arrest
Leads to Major Broome County Weapons Bust

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Binghamton TV34, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Zarin- 6/23/2017 12:06:48 AM     Post Reply
The Broome County District Attorney and local police agencies have announced details of a major weapons bust. Ramadan Abdullah, 64, is facing multiple felony weapon charges, and numerous weapons have been seized as a result. Broome County DA Steve Cornwell says on May 31st, Abdullah was arrested for shoplifting ammunition from Gander Mountain by Johnson City Police. A search warrant was executed on Abdullah´s storage unit in the Town of Union as a result. Police recovered: -4 loaded handguns -8 assault weapons -64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices -1 loaded shotgun -2 rifles -thousands of rounds of ammunition for rifles, pistols, and assault weapons, including 50 caliber armor piercing incendiary rounds,

   

 

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Dems begin to panic as Trump
set to transform federal judiciary

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/23/2017 1:56:12 PM     Post Reply
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But

   

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