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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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.