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New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe replies
Posted by DVC 3/16/2019 2:04:59 PM Post Reply
BELGRADE, Serbia – The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire. Authorities in Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia have confirmed that Brenton Tarrant, 28, had been to their countries in 2016-2018. Hungarian counterterrorism authorities also suggested that Tarrant had visited but revealed no other information, and local media in Bosnia reported a 2017 trip there. While the details of Tarrant´s travels are sketchy, authorities in those
Trump Denounced a ‘White Supremacist Loser’ — 19 Years Ago replies
Posted by DVC 3/19/2019 3:04:34 PM Post Reply
Once again, President Trump’s critics get caught not doing their homework. In the wake of the attack in New Zealand, the President has been accused as follows. The Washington Post headline reads: State of the nation: Alleged white-supremacist killer finds inspiration in Trump The story, by Joe Davidson, begins: Consider where the United States finds itself in 2019: A white supremacist allegedly killed 50 people in New Zealand and cites as his inspiration the president of the United States. Decades after public officials stopped declaring their allegiance to white supremacy, the nation is led by President Trump. His racism is so evident
Avenatti facing a lot of years behind bars replies
Posted by DVC 3/25/2019 4:21:58 PM Post Reply
Attorney and celebrity Trump foe Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday and faces federal indictments for a range of financial crimes in California and New York. The separate indictments claim Avenatti attempted to extort millions from a public corporation and embezzling funds to cover debts. The combined maximum for all charged crimes is 97 years in prison. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) say Avenatti formulated a scheme “to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company
Chris Evans says he ‘might have to cut ties’ with Tom Brady: ‘I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter’ replies
Posted by DVC 3/27/2019 5:17:57 PM Post Reply
“Captain America” star Chris Evans talked politics in a recent interview and said he “really” hopes the quarterback of his favorite team, Tom Brady, is not a supporter of President Trump. Evans, 37, conducted a tell-all interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was published Wednesday. The discussion turned to politics when the issue of the actor´s vocal political views on social media came up. "You don´t want to alienate half your audience," Evans told magazine of his tweets. "But I´d be disappointed in myself if I didn´t speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just
America´s race to 5G: Government is not the answer replies
Posted by DVC 3/29/2019 2:19:19 PM Post Reply
All of America is expectantly waiting for the long promised 5G networks to upgrade our communications systems. We are incredibly dependent on our devices, as individuals and as entities; so it’s easy to understand why people are excited for this next-generation Opens a New Window. network. What is the fastest and most effective way to achieve 5G accessibility across the nation? Bluntly, it is not “Have the government do it.” It is not exactly like the big (and small) telecoms are dragging their feet. In fact, quite the opposite. They are racing each other to get strong and reliable 5G service
Rachel Maddow’s ratings suffer after Mueller report determined no collusion replies
Posted by DVC 3/29/2019 2:39:05 PM Post Reply
MSNBC’s biggest star, Rachel Maddow, has been flailing in viewership since Special Counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded his investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Maddow had seen a rating surge since President Trump took office, offering extensive coverage on the Russia investigation for the past two years. However, her viewership has taken a dive since Mueller handed his report to the Department of Justice last Friday. The report, according to a letter to Congress released on Sunday by Attorney General Bill Barr, concluded that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. “The Rachel Maddow
Trump threatens to close border ´next week´ if Mexico doesn´t ´immediately stop´ flood of illegal immigrants replies
Posted by DVC 3/29/2019 2:46:36 PM Post Reply
President Trump on Friday threatened to close the Southern Border next week if Mexico does not “immediately stop” the record-breaking surge of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States. Trump´s warning comes as Customs and Border Protection officials say March is on pace to exceed 100,000 border apprehensions -- the highest monthly total in a decade. According to CBP, this week alone, agents have more than 12,000 migrants in custody., “The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S.,” Trump
Dick’s Sporting Goods reports $150 million in lost sales after halting assault-weapons sales replies
Posted by DVC 3/30/2019 5:54:18 PM Post Reply
Dick’s Sporting Goods’ bottom line took a very big hit after halting the sale of assault-style weapons in response to the Parkland school massacre. The policy change cost the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer about $150 million in lost sales, about 1.7 percent of annual revenue, Bloomberg News reported Friday. But boss Ed Stack isn’t complaining. “The system does not work,” Stack said, according to the news outlet. “It’s important that when you know there’s something that’s not working, and it’s to the detriment of the public, you have to stand up.” Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz purchased a shotgun from
Feinstein fumes as Trump administration pushes forward with 9th Circuit nominees without consulting her replies
Posted by DVC 3/31/2019 11:34:16 AM Post Reply
The Senate is poised this week to consider two more nominees selected by President Trump to sit on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals -- and the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee isn´t happy about it. That´s because the nominees, Ken Lee and Dan Collins, were picked without any input from either Sen. Dianne Feinstein or Sen. Kamala Harris. Traditionally, the White House seeks to obtain a so-called "blue slip," or approval, from a judicial nominee´s two home-state senators before pressing on with their nominations. But the Trump administration, which has successfully nominated several conservative judges to the
Searching for Howard Johnson’s replies
Posted by DVC 3/31/2019 5:30:07 PM Post Reply
If you’re over the age of 35, the sight of the orange roof and copper steel cupola weathervane were at one time synonymous symbols of either the great American road trip or a special family meal – or both. With over 1,000 dining establishments in North America in the 1960s and 1970s, Howard Johnson’s was, for several decades, the largest restaurant chain in the United States. Established in 1925 as a small pharmacy by Massachusetts native Howard Deering Johnson, the enterprising Quincy resident quickly expanded his efforts to selling ice cream, hot dogs and soda at area beaches. The enterprise
AOC, Bernie, De Blasio: Free Sex For All replies
Posted by DVC 4/1/2019 4:01:32 PM Post Reply
In a secret memorandum obtained exclusively by The American Spectator, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, are pressing leading Democrats to support a call for government-paid free sex, saying that “sex is a human right.” The memorandum was scheduled to be released on April 1st. The Mayor, in a statement to be issued by his press secretary, said: “This is the city that will be paying for direct comprehensive sex (not just one-night stands) for people who can’t afford it, or can’t get comprehensive sex — including
NATO chief, in speech to Congress, declares Trump´s push for more defense spending is working replies
Posted by DVC 4/3/2019 3:28:59 PM Post Reply
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a historic address to Congress, declared Wednesday that President Trump’s push for NATO allies to increase their defense spending has “had an impact” and made the alliance stronger. “Allies must spend more on defense. This has been the clear message from President Trump,” he said. “And this message is having a real impact.” NATO does not have a defense budget, but members commit to spending a minimum of 2 percent of their Gross Domestic Products on defense. Trump, however, has repeatedly called out members that do not meet that commitment, even as this campaign
Person who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen is not Timmothy Pitzen, FBI says, citing DNA test replies
Posted by DVC 4/4/2019 6:28:42 PM Post Reply
A person who claimed on Wednesday that he was Timmothy Pitzen — a 6-year-old boy from Illinois who went missing in 2011 — is not Pitzen, the FBI revealed on Thursday. The male told investigators that he had just escaped the grasp of two male kidnappers who had held him hostage for seven years. Officials ordered DNA testing to determine if the boy was who he claimed to be. The results of the DNA testing "have been returned indicating the person in question is not Timmothy Pitzen," the FBI´s Louisville field office tweeted. "A local investigation continues into this person´s true identity. To

Media exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure replies
Posted by DVC 4/5/2019 2:11:19 AM Post Reply
Let’s hope that President Trump’s “one-year warning” issued to Mexico Thursday to halt the flood of illegal drugs and migrants entering the U.S. – or face a border closure and new tariffs – will influence Mexico to make some real changes. Unfortunately, the media’s continual exaggerations of the dangers of closing the border may give Mexico the idea that the U.S. lacks the willpower to carry through on the president’s threat. If Mexican leaders conclude Trump is bluffing, there will be little reason for them to change their behavior. Take the headline this week in the Washington Post, sternly warning:
The Democrats´ Implosion replies
Posted by DVC 4/6/2019 4:43:50 AM Post Reply
Looking back on the first 100 days of 2019, the year’s biggest story by far has been the astonishing implosion of the Democratic Party. From the defeat of their claims of collusion, to undermining their self-appointed authority on social justice, to turning into their caucus into a legislative laughingstock, Democrats have fallen apart at every turn to kickstart the year. The Democrats’ worst timeline began on January 30th when Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed a bill to lift all restrictions on abortion in his state and remarked that, after delivery, a discussion could ensue between a mother and her physicians on
Heads Up! – New York Times Advanced Narrative Move: IG Office Investigating Stefan Halper… replies
Posted by DVC 4/10/2019 3:49:24 AM Post Reply
Something is coming… something delicious. How can we tell? Well, whenever a bombshell is about to drop on the corrupt Intelligence Community, the New York Times does a quick narrative dump to get out ahead of the story. All the way down, buried deep, in a NYT story about Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FISA investigation and AG Barr’s review of DOJ and FBI activity… they drop the following two paragraphs (emphasis mine): […] The inspector general is also scrutinizing another early source of information for the Russia investigation, the people said: Mr. Horowitz’s investigators have been asking questions about the role of
Florida teenager gets perfect SAT score, says he ´freaked out´ replies
Posted by DVC 4/10/2019 11:40:11 PM Post Reply
A Florida teenager´s goal to do well on the SAT ended up paying off -- and then some -- when he discovered he´d earned a perfect score of 1,600 on the test. Jacob Harrison, a junior at Largo High School in Largo, Fla., had set a goal to score 1,550 when he first took the SAT back in December. When he checked back in to find out his score, however, the 17-year-old said he got quite a surprise. "I was shocked, I showed my friend because I was walking to school," he told FOX13 on Tuesday. "We both kind of freaked out
The Masters of the Cyber-Sphere Can´t Even Master Themselves replies
Posted by DVC 4/13/2019 5:36:59 PM Post Reply
Sundar Pichai, head of Google, had a problem. The public at large as well as various elements of the government were concerned about the ethics of Artifical Intelligence (AI) and especially about leaving its application up to Google. Pichai decided to placate everyone by creating an advisory committee, Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), to ponder on the impact and direction of AI. Well, you can’t do anything without diversity these days so, Pinchai enlisted people with diverse views, including one Kay Coles James, a prominent conservative and president of the think-tank the Heritage Foundation. The ensuing kerfuffle tells us
Two girls at Avon Park Middle School arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder replies
Posted by DVC 4/20/2019 2:38:08 PM Post Reply
Two Highlands County middle school students were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder after detectives say they plotted to harm others. The Highlands County School Board on Thursday released details about the incident involving the Avon Park Middle School students and said it was releasing the details in an effort to prevent incorrect information from circulating. The school district said the two students were taken into custody at Avon Park Middle School on Wednesday after a teacher told law enforcement about a possible plan to harm others off campus. The school district said that all families involved in
A Flock of F-15X Eagles replies
Posted by DVC 4/20/2019 3:12:57 PM Post Reply
The F-15 Eagle fighter, which first entered United States Air Force (USAF) service in 1976, will continue to be an essential element of America’s air superiority force into the 2040s. Accordingly, the Department of Defense needs to procure the F-15X, the latest version of this fourth-generation fighter that will remain a vital weapons system even in an era of stealthy fifth-generation fighters like the scarce F-22. The website Warzone has examined how a “quiet USAF inquiry” prompted the F-15X, not Boeing’s commercial interests (Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has recused himself from F-15X decisions). Previously USAF
Driver deliberately drives into crowd in California, injuring 8: police replies
Posted by DVC 4/24/2019 4:51:16 AM Post Reply
A driver deliberately drove into a crowd in Northern California Tuesday night, injuring eight, police said. The incident occurred in Sunnyvale, which is southeast of San Francisco. The victims-- which included a 13-year-old boy -- were rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries, ABC 7 in San Francisco reported. Witnesses told police the driver, who was arrested after crashing into a tree, showed no sign of attempting to stop. "Some of the statements show that the driver did not try to avoid the pedestrians at the crosswalk, and there was no attempt to swerve, drive away or break," Sunnyvale Department
Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest indicted, federal authorities say replies
Posted by DVC 4/25/2019 2:43:04 PM Post Reply
A Massachusetts judge and a court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said. U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling and Peter Fitzhugh, special agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, announced the charges in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April
This is Truly a Trade War replies
Posted by DVC 5/17/2019 5:34:18 PM Post Reply
The trade negotiations between the Trump administration and the People's Republic of China (PRC) are not rooted in commercial disputes. Though media discussions are dominated by issues about opening markets for U.S. exports limited by Chinese policy, the real issue is national security and the need to keep the balance of power tilted in America's favor. Business is the means, not the end. Comparative national capabilities in industry and technology determine military potential, and financial strength supports economic development and diplomatic influence. China's rapid growth has moved the country from the seventh largest GDP in 1980 to the second largest today with the world's largest manufacturing capacity.
The Peculiar Blindness of Experts replies
Posted by DVC 5/19/2019 11:45:37 AM Post Reply
he bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a doomsday apocalypse resulting from overpopulation. Resource shortages would cause hundreds of millions of starvation deaths within a decade. It was cold, hard math: The human population was growing exponentially; the food supply was not. Ehrlich was an accomplished butterfly specialist. He knew that nature did not regulate animal populations delicately. Populations exploded, blowing past the available resources, and then crashed. In his book, Ehrlich played out hypothetical scenarios
Amash faces fresh GOP primary challenge
after Trump impeachment comments
Posted by DVC 5/20/2019 12:00:06 PM Post Reply
Less than 48 hours after GOP Rep. Justin Amash declared that President Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct," a fellow Republican has vowed to challenge him in the upcoming primary election. Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower made his intentions known Monday morning, announcing that instead of seeking a third term in the state legislature, he will run against Amash for their party's nomination for the 2020 election. Amash has served as the representative for Michigan's Third District since 2011 "Congressman Justin Amash tweets yesterday calling for President Trump’s impeachment show how out of touch he is with the truth
Eric Swalwell's shocking financial disclosure replies
Posted by DVC 5/20/2019 11:25:35 PM Post Reply
I believe that the technical psychiatric term for Rep. Eric Swalwell is "hot mess." Or at least it should be. After having been exposed as a liar about the "evidence" he claimed to have seen that President Trump is a traitor in league with Russia, Swalwell declared himself a candidate for president. Clearly, he has no chance, but at least one could justify it as a fundraising ploy appealing to the nutso faction of the Democrats, a significant constituency among the Donkeys.
F1 star Niki Lauda's family reveal he died surrounded by
close relatives at Swiss clinic days after he was
hospitalised for dialysis - as tributes pour in for one of the sport's 'greatest legends'
Posted by DVC 5/21/2019 9:37:09 PM Post Reply

Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family has confirmed. Lauda, who won the F1 drivers' championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren, passed away on Monday - eight months after undergoing a lung transplant. The Austrian died at University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland surrounded by his closest family, a spokesman said, after he was reported to have gone in for dialysis treatment earlier this month. Lauda had two kidney transplants in his life - the first in 1997 with an organ donated by his brother, and then again in 2005 donated by his future wife Birgit Wetzinger,

Pope sends aid to migrants stranded at the US border replies
Posted by DVC 4/27/2019 4:39:49 PM Post Reply
Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants. According to a statement from Peter’s Pence, “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United
Barr stuns Sen. Blumenthal during Judiciary Committee hearing replies
Posted by DVC 5/2/2019 5:36:05 PM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr is unflappable, a quality that enabled him to deftly handle the “pack of Iagos” that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary formed into yesterday. In addition to highlighting the key question for which there is no good answer, he stunned Senator Richard Blumenthal, the villain who falsely posed as a Vietnam Veteran yet somehow maintains the trust of Nutmeg State voters. Blumenthal was on a fishing expedition, looking for quibbles to raise in the wake of the collapse of the Russia Hoax. Assuming the role of a Grand Inquisitor – the favorite pose of Democrats in the
AG Barr gets attacked because his probe endangers powerful people replies
Posted by DVC 5/3/2019 3:42:20 AM Post Reply
The only thing uglier than an angry Washington is a fearful Washington. And fear is what’s driving this week’s blitzkrieg of Attorney General William Barr. Mr. Barr tolerantly sat through hours of Democratic insults at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. His reward for his patience was to be labeled, in the space of a news cycle, a lawbreaking, dishonest, obstructing hack. Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly accused Mr. Barr of lying to Congress, which, she added, is “considered a crime.” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said he will move to hold Mr. Barr in contempt unless the attorney general
Injuries reported after burning Aeroflot plane lands at Moscow´s Sheremetyevo Airport replies
Posted by DVC 5/5/2019 2:37:05 PM Post Reply
At least 10 people were injured after a fire was reported on a Russian airliner that landed in flames at Moscow´s Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday, according to local media. Russian national carrier Aeroflot flight SU1492, a Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet, had taken off from the airport headed to Murmansk before it was forced to turn around and make a landing at the airport. Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 said the flight had reported an emergency after takeoff and returned to Sheremetyevo Airport.
The Solar Energy Racket replies
Posted by DVC 5/5/2019 3:04:44 PM Post Reply
If solar energy were not propped up by various government policies and subsidies, no utility would buy it. Not only does solar not work at night, but it does not work if it is cloudy or if a cloud passes in front of the sun. Utility-scale solar requires a large solar farm consisting of photovoltaic panels. For $100 million, one can buy a solar farm capable of generating about 80 megawatts of electric power when the sun is squarely shining on the panels. Depending on the geographical location and the climate, the average power generated will be about 18 megawatts,
Democratic social media poll finds more users want Supreme Court justices like Kavanaugh than Ginsburg replies
Posted by DVC 5/5/2019 4:50:01 PM Post Reply
A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Twitter poll asking what type of Supreme Court justices social media users would like to have on the bench apparently backfired when 71 percent of respondents selected “justices like Brett Kavanaugh” compared to just 29 percent who chose “justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” The poll, which is not scientific and open to anyone with a Twitter account, was posted on May 3 and stated it had two more days before it closes. There is likely no pairing currently on the Supreme Court more dissimilar than Ginsburg and Kavanaugh.
USDA staffers quit en masse as
Trump administration eyes moving
offices out of DC
Posted by DVC 5/23/2019 6:38:14 PM Post Reply
Employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are quitting at a rapid clip as Secretary Sonny Perdue prepares to move forward with plans to relocate two offices far outside the Washington, D.C., Beltway. Federal employees at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – two small but important agencies within the USDA – are unhappy with Perdue’s plan, announced last August, to move the majority of their staff from current offices in the capital to an area closer the country’s agricultural centers.
Brennan, Clapper lash out at Trump
for declassifying 2016 election intel
Posted by DVC 5/25/2019 1:21:47 PM Post Reply
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper blasted President Trump on Friday night for directing Attorney General William Barr to declassify documents related to the surveillance of his campaign during the 2016 election, calling it "outrageous." "I see it as a very, very serious and outrageous move on the part of Mr. Trump, once again, trampling on the statutory authorities of the Director of National Intelligence and the heads of the independent intelligence agencies," Brennan told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. "And it's unclear to me what Mr. Barr is actually going to do. Is he investigating a crime?
Heavy-hitter lefty actor warns what they have in mind
for us when they win power
Posted by DVC 5/31/2019 2:56:57 AM Post Reply
If I have to choose between sneaky radical leftists who pretend to be small-d democratic activists and honest ones who admit they would stop at nothing in punishing people like me should they gain power, I would always choose the honest ones. Like radical jihadists, they believe that their cause is so righteous that opposition is immoral, and the evil people who oppose them deserve no constitutional protections once they are in power. In fact, the Constitution itself is an obsolete document, written by evil white slave-owners, and a hindrance to the utopia they believe is in reach if only we submit to their command.
Maxine Waters Let Obama's Cat Out of the Bag in 2013 replies
Posted by DVC 5/31/2019 12:04:40 PM Post Reply
When assembling a cabal, prudence dictates that one choose the participants with an eye toward circumspection. After all, a loudmouth is not the best repository for your darkest secrets. President Barack Obama may be about to learn that lesson the hard way. In 2010, following the roughshod passage of Obamacare, the American people during the midterm elections unambiguously expressed their disgust with high-handed government edicts. A furious populace handed a solid House majority to Republican leadership, who promptly squandered the opportunity, never missing a chance to stand down, pledging unconvincingly to "fight on the next one."
Geraldo Rivera: AG Barr interview should
have Comey, Clapper, Brennan 'quaking'
in their boots
Posted by DVC 5/31/2019 2:43:23 PM Post Reply
Fox News correspondent at-large Geraldo Rivera is warning several Obama-era intelligence chiefs that they should be worried after Attorney General William Barr aired his concerns about the origins of the Mueller investigation in a new interview. During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Friday, Rivera said it's clear Barr wants to get to the bottom of the Russia probe's origins and that he has "his target" on some of the biggest names associated with it. "If I were James Comey right now or James Clapper right now or John Brennan right now, I would be quaking in my boots," Rivera said.
Gun-wielding Alabama granny held wanted
man at gunpoint, investigators say
Posted by DVC 6/19/2019 11:39:28 PM Post Reply
A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators. Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911. “I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control,” the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TV on Tuesday. Investigators said Cameron Powers came to Black’s home in Limestone County, west of Huntsville. “I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black said.
Gun-wielding Alabama granny held wanted
man at gunpoint, investigators say
Posted by DVC 6/19/2019 11:39:39 PM Post Reply
A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators. Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911. “I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control,” the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TV on Tuesday. Investigators said Cameron Powers came to Black’s home in Limestone County, west of Huntsville. “I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black said.
Gun-wielding Alabama granny held wanted
man at gunpoint, investigators say
Posted by DVC 6/19/2019 11:39:40 PM Post Reply
A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators. Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911. “I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control,” the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TV on Tuesday. Investigators said Cameron Powers came to Black’s home in Limestone County, west of Huntsville. “I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black said.
Gun-wielding Alabama granny held wanted
man at gunpoint, investigators say
Posted by DVC 6/19/2019 11:39:42 PM Post Reply
A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators. Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911. “I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control,” the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TV on Tuesday. Investigators said Cameron Powers came to Black’s home in Limestone County, west of Huntsville. “I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black said.
US Navy drone shot down by Iranian
missile over Strait of Hormuz: source
Posted by DVC 6/20/2019 3:18:25 AM Post Reply
A U.S. high-altitude drone was shot down Thursday by an Iranian surface-to-air missile over the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions in the region after last week’s attacks on two oil tankers, a source told Fox News. The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C drone, , which has the same wingspan as a Boeing 737, was over international airspace at the time and about 17 miles from Iran, the source said. Capt. Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, declined to comment on the reported attack when reached by the AP, but he said no drone was over Iranian territory. IRNA news agency, the country’s state-run news arm, identified the drone as an RQ-4
Situation Room briefing on Iran crisis concludes,
as McConnell says 'measured' response is coming
Posted by DVC 6/20/2019 6:35:33 PM Post Reply
Top administration officials and lawmakers have left the White House after a more than hourlong briefing about Iran's downing of an American surveillance drone in the Middle East. Amid mounting tension between the U.S. and Iran, the White House invited House and Senate leaders and Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees to meet with President Trump on Thursday. Others who arrived for the meeting included CIA Director Gina Haspel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Army Secretary Mark Esper, whom Trump has said he'll nominate as defense secretary.
Will you survive the coming blackout? replies
Posted by DVC 6/24/2019 2:02:16 AM Post Reply
There are many seemingly never-ending debates: Republicans vs. Democrats; impeach vs. don’t impeach; capital punishment vs. life in prison; wall vs. no wall; legalizing marijuana vs. not; self-driving cars vs. human drivers; Red Sox vs. Yankees; takeout vs. home-cooked; or “Gone With the Wind” vs. any other movie. All of these issues are stunningly important, right up to the second where cataclysm falls and creates a nightmare scenario that so many fear. That cataclysm is a complete loss of electricity and every mode of convenience and survival we take for granted. The largest red flag on this issue in years just waved in South America. Last weekend, tens of millions of people
Ford to layoff 12,000 workers
in Europe, introduce new
vehicle line-up
Posted by DVC 6/27/2019 2:51:13 PM Post Reply
Ford Motor Co. Opens a New Window. is overhauling its European business, the carmaker said on Thursday, pushing out a new vehicle line-up Opens a New Window. , laying off workers and realigning its operations Opens a New Window. in an effort to improve its financial performance in the region. “Ford will be a more targeted business in Europe, consistent with the company’s global redesign,” said European president Stuart Rowley. Ford expects to release three new models in the market over the next five years, including an all-electric Mustang-inspired vehicle, part of a broader shift for the Dearborn, Michigan-based company towards emissions-free options. “Our future is rooted in electrification,” Rowley said.
Only reason Dems object to July 4th parade is because of Trump 'hatred' replies
Posted by DVC 7/3/2019 12:01:06 AM Post Reply
Fox News' Geraldo Rivera defended President Trump's Fourth of July parade plans saying that the only reason anyone opposed the celebration is their "hatred" for the president. "This is a symbol of the partisan toxic malignant atmosphere that we have in our country. When you see how Republicans feel about the country right now according to the surveys and the way that Democrats feel about the country now according to the surveys. It is amazing," Rivera told guest host Dan Bongino on "Hannity." "People on the left hates our president so much that they are willing to just put a negative spin on anything.
UK ambassador to U.S. quits days after
leaked cables on Trump
Posted by DVC 7/10/2019 9:17:24 AM Post Reply
Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a “special relationship.” The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as “wacky” and a “pompous fool” after leaked documents revealed the envoy’s dim view of Trump’s administration. “I am grateful to all those in the UK and the US, who have offered their support during this difficult few days,”
Decision to nix Pledge of Allegiance
spurs 'USA!' chant at Minnesota city
council meeting
Posted by DVC 7/10/2019 10:36:10 AM Post Reply
Protesters were out in force in a Minnesota city this week, upset over the city council's decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of their meetings. The decision was announced by the St. Louis Park City Council after a unanimous vote on June 17. The amendment to the council's rules was characterized as an effort to serve a more “diverse community." “We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” Council Member Tim Brausen said ahead of the vote.
CNN mired in a credibility crisis as ratings
continue to collapse, experts say
Posted by DVC 7/11/2019 7:18:06 PM Post Reply
CNN is suffering a credibility crisis as viewership for the once-proud network continues to crater with no apparent plan in place to fix things anytime soon, according to media watchdogs and insiders. CNN’s audience shriveled in the second quarter of 2019, averaging only 541,000 total viewers, less than half Fox News Channel’s 1.3 million average. But CNN struggled even more during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, finishing as the fifteenth most-watched network on basic cable behind networks such as TLC, Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channel. CNN averaged a dismal 761,000 primetime viewers while FNC averaged 2.4 million.
Is the Royal Navy too small to deal
with Iranian threat?
Posted by DVC 7/22/2019 2:25:27 PM Post Reply
The Royal Navy is too small to counter the potential threat from Iran, the defence minister has admitted. Tobias Ellwood told The Times: “The threats we’re facing are changing in front of us, the world is getting more complex. If we are wanting to continue to play this influential role on the international stage it will require further funding for our armed forces, not least the Royal Navy. Our Royal Navy is too small to manage our interests across the globe.” The news comes after it emerged that Tehran had ignored warnings from a British warship against seizing a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf. The Stena Impero and her 23-strong crew
Is the Royal Navy too small to deal
with Iranian threat?
Posted by DVC 7/22/2019 2:31:36 PM Post Reply
The Royal Navy is too small to counter the potential threat from Iran, the defence minister has admitted. Tobias Ellwood told The Times: “The threats we’re facing are changing in front of us, the world is getting more complex. If we are wanting to continue to play this influential role on the international stage it will require further funding for our armed forces, not least the Royal Navy. Our Royal Navy is too small to manage our interests across the globe.” The news comes after it emerged that Tehran had ignored warnings from a British warship against seizing a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf. The Stena Impero and her 23-strong crew
Who has the most egg on his face after the
Mueller hearings? Adam Schiff
Posted by DVC 7/25/2019 4:21:37 PM Post Reply
From the beginning of the Left's attempt to destroy the Trump candidacy, then presidency, it was Adam Schiff who was the most consumed by the fabricated hoax that Trump had colluded with Russia to win the election. He believed every morsel of disinformation that was carefully leaked by the collaborators at the FBI, DOJ, CIA, DNC and the Clinton gang. Once their fake news was leaked, they could and did use those articles as evidence against the President. They used those columns of fabricated tales of Trump's collusion to get FISA warrants to spy on every person who was part of the campaign.
Who has the most egg on his face after the
Mueller hearings? Adam Schiff
Posted by DVC 7/25/2019 4:21:45 PM Post Reply
From the beginning of the Left's attempt to destroy the Trump candidacy, then presidency, it was Adam Schiff who was the most consumed by the fabricated hoax that Trump had colluded with Russia to win the election. He believed every morsel of disinformation that was carefully leaked by the collaborators at the FBI, DOJ, CIA, DNC and the Clinton gang. Once their fake news was leaked, they could and did use those articles as evidence against the President. They used those columns of fabricated tales of Trump's collusion to get FISA warrants to spy on every person who was part of the campaign.
Lawrence Jones investigates what's really
happening on the streets of Baltimore
Posted by DVC 7/30/2019 4:48:45 PM Post Reply
Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones said Tuesday that Baltimore’s liberal policies have negatively affected the city, speaking to some of the residents there about the conditions. “They have made it very clear, they don’t care about the politics of things. But it’s very clear that liberal policies have definitely affected Baltimore. The question is, what would be the response. We’ve seen the failure of all these cities, including Baltimore where there is corruption,” Jones told "Fox & Friends." Trump started a feud with House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, calling the congressman’s district “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”
Arizona gas station hostages attack, subdue
man who shot customer in the head
Posted by DVC 8/1/2019 12:26:05 PM Post Reply
A newly released surveillance video shows the moments inside a convenience store in Arizona when a man shot and killed a customer before taking eight others hostage who later fought back against their attacker. The incident happened on May 9, 2018, when 53-year-old Joel McClain Carson walked into the Phoenix Circle K store with a gun, strolled up to a customer waiting in line and shot the man in the back of the head. "He said, 'This is not a game. It's not a joke. I don't want any money, any beer... I came prepared to die,'" one of the hostages later told the police in a recording obtained by KTVK-TV.
Police release surveillance video from Dayton
mass shooting
Posted by DVC 8/5/2019 10:01:07 AM Post Reply
Dayton, Ohio police have released surveillance video that captures footage from the mass shooting that killed nine people and wounded several others. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl released the surveillance video at a press conference Sunday afternoon. In the video, captured by a nearby business in Dayton’s Oregon District, you can see officers running toward the gunfire to locate the suspect. You can also see people running away from the scene of the shooting. Toward the end of the surveillance video, you can see police fatally shoot the alleged gunman, Connor Betts, 24.
A staunch liberal Democrat wavers in reaction
to the recent rhetoric of her party
Posted by DVC 8/7/2019 1:10:15 AM Post Reply
Miners used to carry canaries in cages into mines to warn of the presence of harmful gases. I don't know if the metaphor is fully apt, but I think I was with a canary for the Democratic Party the other day. An old friend of mine, who is a passionate liberal and staunch Democrat, called me up on my birthday, and we met to spend some time together. Our friendship has survived several fights over politics, even ones where one of us — not saying which one — walked out on the other from a restaurant or a coffee shop, going back to the days when George W. Bush was president.
NBC News contributor raises suspicions over
Trump's order to fly US flags half-staff
until Aug. 8
Posted by DVC 8/7/2019 10:05:56 AM Post Reply
NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi said Tuesday that President Trump’s decision to fly American flags half-staff until Aug. 8-- in response to the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings-- could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler. Figliuzzi, a former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence, made the claim during an MSNBC broadcast with Brian Williams. Trump issued the order on Sunday “as a mark of solemn respect” for the victims of the shootings. “The president’s either getting really good advice and rejecting it, or he’s getting really bad advice," he said. "We have to understand the adversary and the threat we’re dealing with,
In 2020, socialism could flip Minnesota
-- and the election -- to Trump
Posted by DVC 8/11/2019 2:31:03 PM Post Reply
Almost no one expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, but his campaign’s strategy to focus on disaffected Midwest voters long abandoned by the Democratic Party leadership paid off in a big way. A majority of voters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Wisconsin, all pulled the lever in favor of Trump. To win a second term, Trump is going to need a similar level of success in the Midwest, and it looks as though Minnesota, which has long been thought of as an iron-clad Democratic stronghold, could be a big part of his 2020 strategy — and for good reason.
Trump's tough China diplomacy extends
also to supporting Taiwan
Posted by DVC 8/18/2019 4:16:36 PM Post Reply
Taiwan-mainland China relations (also known as Cross-Strait relations) have been always complex and controversial. As Hong Kong unrest and China trade ties dominate the news, how the U.S. is dealing with Taiwan is worth a close look, too, given President Trump's muscular stance with China. And the news is good. In 1949, as a result of a civil war, China was split into two entities: mainland China (People’s Republic of China/PRC) and Taiwan (Republic of China/ROC). The civil war merely stopped without the formal signing of any peace treaty and the two sides are technically still in a state of war.
Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global
warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit
against climate skeptic, ordered to pay
defendant’s costs
Posted by DVC 8/24/2019 7:27:18 PM Post Reply
Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the “hockey stick graph” that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. The graph was first published in 1998, prominently featured in the 2001 UN Climate Report, and formed part of Al Gore’s 2006 movie, An Inconvenient Truth.
Construction begins on border wall funded by $2.8
billion allowed by SCOTUS decision last month
Posted by DVC 8/25/2019 11:47:30 AM Post Reply
President Trump has received a lot of derision for supposedly not building a single mile of new border barrier, despite his campaign promises. But the real story is a bit more complicated, and as of last Friday, crews began construction on 247 miles of 30-foot-high wall in Arizona and New Mexico. Last month, the Supreme Court decided that use of parts of the military budget to protect our sovereignty was oaky, and this added $2.8 billion to the $1.7 billion that Congress appropriated for wall construction. That permitted President Trump to start to fulfill his promises.
The Times Outraged: Panics as Media Matters
Tactics Turned on Paper
Posted by DVC 8/27/2019 11:28:06 AM Post Reply
Well, this is nothing if not rich. The New York Times headlined the story this way: Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House The opening two paragraphs say this: WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists. It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut the influence of legitimate news reporting. Four people familiar with the operation described how it works,
The Character Assassination of Amy Wax
and Her Response
Posted by DVC 8/30/2019 1:44:27 PM Post Reply
On August 23rd, the New Yorker ran a hit piece with the sensationalized headline, “A Penn Law Professor Wants to Make America White Again.” The writer, Isaac Chotiner, had interviewed Amy Wax, who had recently received considerable attention after a speech she made at the National Conservative Conference in Washington D.C. last month. Part of the speech included the controversial comment that “we are better off if our country is dominated numerically, demographically, politically, at least in fact if not formally, by people from the first world, from the West, than by people from countries that had failed to advance.”
Boris Johnson shows the steel and U.K.'s
Tories soar in the polls
Posted by DVC 8/31/2019 12:38:41 PM Post Reply
Not too long ago, Britain's Tories were in the loo, poll-wise. And don't think this wasn't the conventional wisdom on all sides - as these stories here and here signal. As wildly opposed as those organs' political lines are, the stories they all put out could have been written by the same person. The Economist put it, quite Britishily, this way, last June 13: "The question is not who will lead the Conservative Party, but whether it will survive." In a July 21 story headlined, "As Brexit looms, the U.K. Tories fight for survival," NBC News reported:
Why do elected officials embrace the same
Islam that wants to destroy them?
Posted by DVC 8/31/2019 12:59:30 PM Post Reply
I am truly puzzled by what is going on in this increasingly dark world. On the one hand, all kinds of Islamic associations and groups in places such as Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Sweden demand not only to be treated like everyone else, which they are, but granted special privileges — such as application of sharia law. Yet Muslim governments — even in those semi-moderate countries such as Turkey and Egypt — systematically discriminate against non-Muslims. I fail to see the justice of this in the 21st century...or are we still wallowing in the Dark Ages?
Ocasio-Cortez: A knucklehead gives herself airs replies
Posted by DVC 8/31/2019 6:37:42 PM Post Reply
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Millennials are more "informed" and "dynamic" than earlier generations. If we could take this tiresome knucklehead seriously, we'd howl with laughter at such an assertion. She's giving herself airs again. Informed? She herself famously didn't know that legislators aren't "inaugurated," but sworn in. Before being sworn in, she imagined herself signing legislation. She had, and probably still has, little idea of how the government works, what "Legislative Branch" means, and "Executive Branch," and so on. People as ignorant as this girl have no business in government because their thrashing around, their uninformed assumptions and nonsensical pronouncements
Slaying the imperial dragon replies
Posted by DVC 9/1/2019 12:33:04 AM Post Reply
America is trapped in a living nightmare dominated by the Imperial Dragon of Washington, D.C. But why not have a dream of mythic proportions? Let’s dream about slaying the dragon. The administrative state, sometimes called the Deep State, undermines the country. D.C. is the hub of concentrated power used to control the country down to the most basic level. If citizens allow D.C. to determine the size of their commodes, they will allow most any kind of centralized control. In effect, D.C. is an Imperial City ruling by edict. This is supported by the fact that the richest five counties in the country are located around DC.
China junks limits on import of US
soybeans and pork for now
Posted by DVC 9/13/2019 6:29:41 PM Post Reply
Chinese consumers are not happy about higher prices and decreased supplies of food. Yesterday, Chinese buyers snapped up "at least 10 boatloads of soybeans," according to Reuters, as the U.S.-China trade war showed signs of compromise. The South China Morning Post reports: Beijing will allow Chinese businesses to purchase a "certain amount of farm products such as soybeans and pork" from the United States, according to the Xinhua report. "China's market is big enough and there's great potential to import high-quality US farm products." The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday that China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce
California’s Fuel Mileage Standards, Revoked replies
Posted by DVC 9/18/2019 4:54:51 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump says his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump said his move would result in less expensive and safer cars. He insisted that new cars would be cleaner, even as they burn more gasoline than they would have under Obama-era fuel efficiency standards he wants to replace. California’s authority to set its own, tougher emissions standards goes back to a waiver issued by Congress during passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970.
Sparks fly at assault-weapons ban
hearing on Capitol Hill, ex-cop vows
she would 'not comply'
Posted by DVC 9/25/2019 5:35:49 PM Post Reply
A former police officer made a bold proclamation during a congressional hearing Wednesday regarding a proposed assault-weapons ban: she would not comply. Dianna Muller, who served in the Tulsa Police Department for 22 years and is the founder of gun advocacy group The DC Project, was among the witnesses at the House Judiciary Committee hearing. The session on an otherwise contentious issue flew largely under the radar amid the Trump-Ukraine controversy and Democrats' impeachment push. But reflecting the gun control divide in the country -- amid a spate of deadly mass shootings that prompted renewed calls for strict laws -- Muller said that such a ban
Tennessee Volunteers' Jeremy Banks'
arrest video released:
'Where I'm from, we shoot at cops'
Posted by DVC 10/2/2019 12:25:06 PM Post Reply
The University of Tennessee Police Department released footage Tuesday of Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Jeremy Banks’ comments to officers after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant, including one remark in which he tells a civilian riding with officers: "Where I'm from, we shoot at cops." Banks, 20, was arrested after he initially was pulled over for an illegal U-turn on Sept. 15. The video shows Banks’ interaction with the officers. Banks had a warrant for his arrest issued on Aug. 21 for failing to appear in court in July for a misdemeanor driving with a suspended license charge, according to the Knoxville Sentinel.
Atlantic City mayor admits to stealing
$87,000 from youth basketball team
Posted by DVC 10/3/2019 6:15:32 PM Post Reply
The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey admitted in federal court on Thursday that he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he founded. The admission puts the mayor on a long line of corrupt leadership in the city, which has been riddled with chronic budget problems. Frank Gillam Jr. told the judge he stole funds raised from donors in Atlantic City and Philadelphia for the Atlantic City Starz for personal expenses between 2013 and 2018. He was elected mayor in 2017 after serving as a City Councilman. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond with the court, but New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and other elected officials
The Real CIA replies
Posted by DVC 10/4/2019 6:57:56 PM Post Reply
The CIA’s involvement in the Steele dossier fraud and its use of college professor agents against the Trump campaign were cartoonish. The dossier reads like it was written late in the evening after a few drinks. The current CIA whistleblower operation is dramatically more sophisticated. The written complaint was obviously put together by teams of experts. It’s all nonsense, but it’s excellent nonsense. There’s sloppiness -- the inspector general got caught altering whistleblower procedures to grease the wheels for this operation, as discovered by Sean Davis at the Federalist. But the CIA is evolving and becoming better at operations against American political targets.
Carl Icahn is leaving New York for Florida.
(At age 83!) Why now?
Here's my theory
Posted by DVC 10/5/2019 2:00:38 PM Post Reply
Carl Icahn, one of America’s most well-known investors, has summoned the movers, joining what, in an average year, adds up to almost a half-million New Yorkers looking for a better place to live. As with the largest share of former Empire Staters, Icahn is moving to Florida, a state with no personal income tax. Icahn isn’t just moving to Florida alone; he’s also offering each of his staff $50,000 in relocation benefits to move with him. Icahn, 83, has been paying New York’s top 8.82 percent tax on income for his entire storied career. Why move now?
Boris: Brexit or Bust replies
Posted by DVC 10/7/2019 3:00:39 PM Post Reply
The United Kingdom has never been a good fit in the European Union. It has never been a continental power. Since the 1707 Acts of Union it has been a proudly independent state. In 2016 then-Prime Minister David Cameron first called a public referendum on the divorce and then campaigned against it. When the vote was counted, Brexit was chosen by a vote of 52 percent to 48 percent. Cameron resigned and was replaced by the hapless Theresa May. May negotiated a godawful deal with the EU to accomplish Brexit. But her deal — which included the infamous “Irish backstop,” about which more in a minute
In Louisiana, gubernatorial race sees
huge GOP turnout
Posted by DVC 10/7/2019 5:35:40 PM Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the punditocracy told us not to read too much into the Republican victories in small special elections. They were "flukes." They were no weathervane for the 2020 general election. In fact, these Democrat losses were actually "good news," according to Our Betters at the Washington Post. Well, now we have this, which is a little more indicative for 2020 and a little closer to the Big Day in Louisiana's gubernatorial election:
Intel Community IG Stonewalling
Congress On Backdated Whistleblower
Rule Changes
Posted by DVC 10/7/2019 5:45:27 PM Post Reply
In tense testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Friday, the inspector general for federal spy agencies refused to disclose why his office backdated secret changes to key whistleblower forms and rules in the wake of an anti-Trump whistleblower complaint filed in August, sources told The Federalist. As The Federalist reported and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) confirmed, the spy watchdog secretly changed its whistleblower forms and internal rules in September to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing.
American Thinker's scoop on Trump
getting Port of Long Beach out of
Chicom hands getting noticed
Posted by DVC 10/10/2019 4:30:39 PM Post Reply
Here's an impressive quiet accomplishment from the Trump administration, now noted by Judicial Watch: Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.
Trump Is Right on Syria replies
Posted by DVC 10/11/2019 12:34:42 PM Post Reply

Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of between 50 and 100 troops from northern Syria and plans for the removal of 2,000 or so American military personnel from the country. Washington asks why the president pulls our forces. Many Americans outside the Beltway wonder why we put them there in the first place. Initially, Barack Obama announced that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad must go. Then, when ISIS looked to fill the void left by the dictator’s possible ouster, the rationale changed to defeating the Islamic radicals who sought to defeat Assad.

Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works –
President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With
Kurds in Syria…
Posted by DVC 10/14/2019 8:41:12 PM Post Reply
President Trump has played this out perfectly. By isolating Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and effectively leaving him naked to an alliance of his enemies, Erdogan is now urgently asking for the U.S. to mediate peace negotiations with Kurdish forces. This request happens immediately after President Trump signed an executive order [See Here] triggering the sanction authority of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Erdogan called the White House requesting an urgent phone call with President Trump.
Jordan Peterson is a mirror, reflecting
truth on Democrats and Republicans
Posted by DVC 10/15/2019 5:03:27 PM Post Reply
Quillette has an interesting item, "The Rise of Jordan Peterson — a Review," by Carol Horton, that is well worth your time. Her main theme is how complicated the issues are that Jordan Peterson works with so expertly. The right tends to love him, the Left to detest him, but Peterson would deny that he's on anybody's "side" in the politico-cultural war. He's a guy trying to come to grips with serious issues, and all the lefty noise against him distracts from what I see as his most important attribute: his essential humanity and professional approach to living a moral life.
Trevor Noah rips into Joe Biden on
'Daily Show' after candidate's fumbled
debate response
Posted by DVC 10/16/2019 6:02:47 PM Post Reply
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah laid into former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Tuesday night after his strange response to a rather pressing question. When asked about son Hunter’s dealings with Ukraine, the presidential candidate fumbled over his words and meandered aimlessly before finally getting to his point. “My son’s statement speaks for itself. What I think is important is we focus on why it’s so important to remove this man from office,” said Biden.
Should we be frightened by the AR-15
or the Democrat candidates?
Posted by DVC 10/17/2019 12:35:59 PM Post Reply
For almost three hours on Tuesday night, the Democratic candidates solemnly described the many problems existing in our country. They unanimously identified for us the evil, corrupt person causing these problems and threatening to destroy the Constitution and our country. Then they passionately declared that they understand these problems, that they are uniquely qualified to fix them, and that they will quickly turn our county into the utopia we deserve. We citizens can accept their declarations without question, or we can think about what they say and check for ourselves. Let's take their claims about the AR-15 as an example.
Proving a Negative replies
Posted by DVC 10/19/2019 3:54:29 PM Post Reply
Proving a negative -- proving that the absence of something is definitively due to very specific reasons or circumstances -- is an inexact science at best. There is a hugely significant “negative” that has occurred recently, one that is quite plausibly due to some very distinct actions and clear-cut decisions made by the American oil industry and the Trump administration: the non-event that has happened is world crude oil prices not rising in spite of the cruise missile and drone attack on the Saudi oil fields on September 14th, 2019
Abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery replies
Posted by DVC 10/20/2019 1:21:31 PM Post Reply
The Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as (the Green Card Lottery) is an immigration program by which immigrants from nations with usually low rates of immigration to the United States are able to apply for a visa online. The platform, however, has been used by terrorists to penetrate America. On October 31, 2017, Sayfullo Saipov used a rental pickup truck to deliberately mow down pedestrians. After killing eight and injuring 13, he left the truck and shouted, "Allahu Akbar." Sayfullo is an Uzbekistan national and came to America in 2010. Later officials found a note about his allegiance to ISIS.
Brexit and France replies
Posted by DVC 10/20/2019 11:00:45 PM Post Reply
The difficult is done at once; the impossible takes a little longer. On October 17, 2019 after three years of discussion in Britain and in the European Union, turbulence and acrimonious confrontations since the referendum on June 23, 2016 when the British electorate voted, 51.9% to 48.11%, to leave the European Union without any precise end arrangements, Britain and the EU agreed on a deal about Brexit, and on UK leaving the EU on October 31, 2019. Yet it is the beginning, not the end of the negotiations between the two sides.
Battle of Midway: Second World War II-era
Japanese carrier apparently found
in Pacific
Posted by DVC 10/21/2019 2:08:33 AM Post Reply
Deep-sea explorers and historians on Sunday announced they apparently found a second World War II-era Japanese aircraft carrier that sank during the Battle of Midway. A review of sonar data captured Sunday showed either the Japanese carrier Akagi or the Soryu resting in nearly 18,000 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said. The researchers used an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, equipped with sonar to find the ship. The vehicle had been out overnight collecting data, and the image of a warship appeared in the first set of readings on Sunday morning.
Durham's probe into possible FBI
misconduct expanded based on
new evidence, sources say
Posted by DVC 10/22/2019 11:33:41 PM Post Reply
U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia probe has expanded based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General Bill Barr, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. The sources said Durham was "very interested" to question former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, an anti-Trump critic who recently dismissed the idea. The two Obama administration officials were at the helm when the unverified and largely discredited Steele dossier, written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, was used to justify
Laws against seditious conspiracy have
real legal teeth
Posted by DVC 10/22/2019 11:54:08 PM Post Reply
News flash for all Deep State conspirators: we have a lawfully elected President who is at the top of the Executive Branch of US Government. As such, President Trump represents one third of our constitutionally empowered leadership and is “the US Government.” That reality has proven to be an issue for a lot of Deep State players inside the US Government, who from day one of his election or even earlier could not accept the will of their fellow citizens. Sadly, rather than focusing on changing administrations in our four-year cycle of peaceful revolution at the ballot box, many have engaged in violating the law through a conspiracy
Media faked out by 84-year-old phony
Vietnam veteran army nurse
Posted by DVC 10/23/2019 12:08:39 AM Post Reply
If journalism isn't dead, it must certainly be on life support when it can be knocked so easily on its collective butt by an 84-year-old Stolen Valor fraud, who flimflammed even Fox News with her tales of wartime heroics, faux medals, and a handful of push-ups. Margaret DeSanti, a self-proclaimed retired lieutenant colonel (sometimes captain) Army nurse, is a known phony Vietnam vet who was first exposed as such five years ago by TAH (This Ain't Hell), one of the military blogs that long ago took on the mission of guarding the veterans' community from those who falsely claim honorable service.
Why Did the Miami Herald Abandon
Posted by DVC 10/23/2019 4:41:27 PM Post Reply
For nearly a year now I have been consulting with filmmaker Joel Gilbert on his book and film project, each called The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America. From the beginning, I have been impressed by Gilbert’s diligence in exposing the fraud at the heart of America’s most publicized and racially charged trial since O.J.’s. I refer here to the 2013 murder trial of George Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Not having any financial stake in the success of either the book or the film, I thought I might serve as a useful go-between in reaching out to the media.
US WWII shipwreck discovered in the
Philippine Sea is the deepest ever found
Posted by DVC 10/30/2019 6:20:58 PM Post Reply
The deepest sunken shipwreck ever discovered has been found in the Philippine Sea, researchers announced Wednesday. The wreck of the U.S. World War II destroyer was found resting at a depth of 20,406 feet by experts on the Research Vessel Petrel. Explorers used an undersea drone to locate the mysterious ship, which is believed to be the USS Johnston, a Fletcher-class destroyer sunk during the Battle off Samar, a key action in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944. Eerie footage captured by the drone shows the mangled wreckage of the ship lying on the seabed.
The F-35 prevails replies
Posted by DVC 11/1/2019 1:40:17 AM Post Reply
In the past, it was generally the case that attacks on U.S. weapons systems came from the Left. Numerous useful weapons, including the AGM-65 Maverick, the M-1 Abrams, the M-2 Bradley, the B-1 Lancer, the AGM-86 ALCM, and the MGM-31 Pershing, have been attacked, ridiculed, and downplayed by leftist interests. In some cases, as with the B-1, they were quite successful. (It was canceled outright by Jimmy Carter, though later revived by Ronald Reagan.) In recent years, these campaigns have expanded to include the right. The F-22 Raptor, after a lengthy campaign, was canceled
California's Prop 47 leads to rise in
shoplifting, thefts, criminal activity
across state
Posted by DVC 11/1/2019 1:05:03 PM Post Reply
In a lighted garage on one of San Francisco's busiest streets, a young man in baggy trousers and messy brown hair pulled down his pants. He had been hiding two pairs of stolen jeans with the tags still on them. He handed them to another man waiting nearby, took some money, pulled up his pants and headed back into another store on Market Street — home to the city's high-end designers and big-chain retail shops. The incident wasn't a one-off. These brazen acts of petty theft and shoplifting are a dangerous and all-too-common consequence of Proposition 47, a referendum passed five years ago that critics say effectively gives shoplifters
Permitless gun carry in Oklahoma
takes effect
Posted by DVC 11/1/2019 6:26:49 PM Post Reply
A "constitutional carry" gun law in Oklahoma took effect Friday. Also known as permitless carry, the law lets some Oklahomans carry a firearm in public without a license. Most Oklahomans 21 and older can now carry concealed or unconcealed firearms without having gone through a background check or training requirements, with exceptions for those illegally in the country or who have been convicted of certain crimes.
Leaving China Behind replies
Posted by DVC 11/1/2019 7:05:56 PM Post Reply
It’s no secret that tensions are escalating between China and the United States. The tensions have escalated into a trade war that has several companies worried about how the new tariffs will affect the supply chain with China. However, looking at the issue from a different perspective, this trade war could be a blessing in disguise. Being too reliant on China as a supplier can actually make American companies (and U.S. citizens) vulnerable to cyber operations by state-affiliated actors.
Discover the most and least
affordable places in America to rent a home
Posted by DVC 11/2/2019 2:40:43 PM Post Reply
Average rent in the U.S. recently dropped for the first time in two years, with prices waning in more than half of the country’s largest renter hubs. The declines aren't uniform, though, and for people trying to stick to a tight budget, some areas are still significantly more affordable than others. AdvisorSmith, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ranked 827 counties based on the cost of rent and the ability of households to make enough money to pay for housing. The most affordable places were the ones in which it was possible
Woman shoots at KFC drive-thru
over missing fork and napkin
Posted by DVC 11/3/2019 3:28:51 PM Post Reply
The food might be finger-lickin' good, but some people still need utensils and napkins when eating KFC. One customer in Shelbyville, Ky., reportedly shot out the window of a KFC’s drive-thru after receiving her food and drink items. Apparently, she was unhappy that she did not receive a fork and napkin with her order. The incident occurred around noon on October 28, Newsweek reports. No one was injured in the shooting, but the restaurant was forced to close down for the remainder of the day.
How Big-Government Regulation
Contributed to California's Wildfires
Posted by DVC 11/4/2019 1:41:34 PM Post Reply
In 2013, cartoonist Jack Ohman made a macabre attempt at humor that was published by the Sacramento Bee in a political cartoon referencing an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, at which fifteen people were killed and more than 200 were injured. In the left panel of that cartoon, Ohman portrayed then-governor Rick Perry saying, "Business is BOOMING in Texas!" while standing in front of a sign that says "Low Taxes!" and "Low Regs!" In the payoff panel to its right, we see a massive explosion representing the tragedy in West: "BOOM!" The image comes complete with a mushroom cloud.
Mexican cartel massacre: Suspect
with 2 hostages, assault rifles,
bulletproof SUV arrested in border town
Posted by DVC 11/6/2019 12:02:05 PM Post Reply
A suspect was arrested near the Arizona border with Mexico in connection with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens - six children and three women – Monday who were living in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz., investigators said early Wednesday. The victims’ convoy came under fire during the day in an ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.
Popeyes violence continues after
woman is body-slammed outside
Tennessee restaurant
Posted by DVC 11/9/2019 2:17:35 PM Post Reply
A viral video of a Popeyes employee body-slamming a woman outside a Tennessee restaurant has resulted in an arrest on Friday. Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes, 29, was charged with felony aggravated assault for the incident that stemmed from an altercation between the woman and employees inside the fast-food location. A lawyer representing the victim, Debra Staggs, 55, said she was trying to get a refund after reportedly being double-charged for food, reports local TV station WSMV.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme
Court arguments due to illness
Posted by DVC 11/13/2019 1:42:11 PM Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from oral arguments before the high court Wednesday morning due to an illness. The court said Ginsburg, 86, remained home because of a stomach bug. While not having the opportunity to question attorneys during the arguments, she will be involved in deciding the cases. "Justice Ginsburg is unable to be present today. She is indisposed due to illness, but she will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts or recordings of the oral arguments," Chief Justice John Roberts said from the bench.
Official's testimony on Trump-Ukraine
call conflicts with top diplomat's story
Posted by DVC 11/18/2019 7:18:11 PM Post Reply

State Department official David Holmes’ testimony on a newly revealed phone call between President Trump and Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland seems to conflict with that of top diplomat Bill Taylor at last week's lead-off impeachment hearing. Taylor, who testified before the House Intelligence Committee last Wednesday, said he had just learned about the July phone call this month. But Holmes’ timeline of events, according to a written statement from his closed-door interview, seems to depart from Taylor’s -- saying he notified Taylor of the call shortly after it happened.

San Diego's Green New Deal Showcase
Unwittingly Reveals an Expensive Future
Posted by DVC 11/20/2019 12:31:22 AM Post Reply
A couple of weeks ago, functionaries from the San Diego’s Metropolitan Transport System (MTS) proudly rolled out one of six new electric buses that they had bought. These million dollar babies compete with their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) siblings whose capital cost is nearly half that of the “Green New Deal” machines. The SDMTS spokesman said that they wanted to work the bugs out as they approach the state-mandated regulation that such public transportation be “all green” by 2030. The virtue-signaling peeps in the green-painted electric bus were touting the less noise and benefits to the environment of their vehicles, compared to those pesky CNG-powered coaches.
Armed citizen puts a stop to fatal shooting
at Walmart by putting gun to suspect’s
Posted by DVC 11/20/2019 12:41:49 AM Post Reply
Thank goodness the Duncan, Oklahoma Walmart is not a “gun-free zone.” Because an armed citizen happened to be doing his shopping Monday morning and spotted a gunman shooting, victim fatalities were limited to two people. Brandon Curtis of Concealed Nation writes:
A shooting incident occurred in a Walmart parking lot this morning where a man and woman were shot and killed as they sat inside a vehicle. Immediately after, it is reported that an armed citizen, who was in the immediate area, drew his gun and put it to the head of the suspect and told him to stop shooting.