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  • Transportation secretary's Twitter account deletes tweet telling Dem lawmaker to sue Trump

    03/22/2017 3:11:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/17 | Caitlin Yilik
    The Twitter account of Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao briefly posted a peculiar tweet on Wednesday responding to Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who has told President Trump to prepare for impeachment. "SUE HIS VERY SOUL MAXINE!!!" Chao tweeted.Chao's tweet was deleted after about 15 minutes. "Get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted Tuesday. "The tweet was posted by an employee with access to the account. The employee took action outside of his scope of work and duties and without any approvals. We are taking appropriate action," a Department of Transportation spokesperson said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
  • John Podesta, in bed with the Russians all along

    03/22/2017 3:10:11 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 22, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Was there anyone more inclined to intone for guarding national security in the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations than Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta? Turns out the Democrat operative was neck-deep with the Russians he intoned against all along, through a Russian-financed company called Joule. In fact, the Russian oligarchs he's been consorting with are so dirty that even Putin is after them, blowing apart Podesta's dishonest narrative about "Russians hacked the election" and rival Donald Trump supposedly colluding with them. Some choice quotes from Podesta last December: "We now know that the CIA has determined Russia's interference in...
  • Outraged parents sound off over Rockville school rape: ‘Safety Not Sanctuary!’

    03/22/2017 3:05:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    EAG News ^ | 3/22/17 | Victor Skinner
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Hundreds of outraged parents pressed Montgomery County, Maryland school officials for answers during a recent meeting at Rockville High School, where police allege two illegal immigrant students brutally raped a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom last week.Media was banned from the school property Tuesday evening as parents, grandparents and other community members packed the meeting to express outrage by the tragedy, which school officials characterized as an “event.”(video at link)Virtually everyone who streamed out of the meeting said school officials did little to alleviate their concerns about safety, and repeatedly dodged questions about the dangers of illegal...
  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • Michael Moore: ‘The Democratic Party Needs to Declare a National Emergency’

    03/22/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/22/17 | Dana Eisenberg
    Michael Moore is calling on the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to “bring a halt to all business being done” in the name of President Trump, and he’s encouraging the Democratic party to “declare a national emergency.” His plea comes following this week’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in last year’s presidential election, when FBI Director James Comey said that there is currently an investigation into any connection between the Trump campaign and and the Russian government.Moore took to Instagram today to call on Democrats to act:He writes, “The Democratic leadership in the House and Senate needs to bring...
  • Saudis Bet Big On Houston As Drilling Activity Picks Up

    03/22/2017 2:57:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-03-2017 | PARA
    A Saudi logistics company has just opened a Houston office to seize the opportunity to ship increased volumes of oilfield and plant construction equipment to the Port of Houston as the Texas and U.S. drilling activity is gaining momentum. Bahri Logistics – which had opened its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore back in 1992 – is now opening an office in Houston to take advantage of expected higher demand for oilfield equipment, called breakbulk cargo in the shipping industry: these are large items that need to be loaded and shipped individually rather than in containers. Bahri, or the National Shipping Company...
  • Male Weightlifter Wins Women's Competition. Shatters Record...Because, Well, He's a Dude

    03/22/2017 2:55:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    CMR ^ | March 21, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    Men ruin everything. And liberals ruin everything. So, if you do the math, you'll see that liberal men ruin everything like twicely or something. (Math was never really my subject. Or Grammar.) But it seems now that liberals and men are hell bent on destroying women's sports. Just a few decades after the liberal agenda gave us Title IX which demanded that educational institutions offer just as many scholarships for women's sport as they do men's sports, now liberals are demanding that men can call themselves women and that will effectively eradicate women's sports. You see, the first thing took...
  • Alien mothership? HUGE circular shadow floats past ISS in remarkable NASA footage

    The bizarre footage shows part of the space station looking out onto a black nothingness. For no apparent reason, the dark outlook begins to get lighter as some sort of circular object floats past. It continues to get lighter and lighter as the shadow is lifted. In his caption to the video, he pointed out he wasn’t for certain saying it was a “huge mothership or any sort of alien spacecraft” but that it “certainly looks unusual”. Alien enthusiast Streetcap1 posted the footage to his YouTube channel on Saturday (March 19). As he watched the mysterious shape move past, he...
  • BOMBSHELL: Intelligence Reports Show Trump Was Monitored By The Obama Admin Post-Election

    03/22/2017 2:43:28 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Intelligence reports show then-President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team may have been monitored by agencies in the weeks after the election via “incidental collection,” a top Republican revealed in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the President-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California), said. Nunes explained “incidental collection” of information regarding the President-elect and his team occurred primarily in November through January according to reports.
  • Black political leaders warn that under Trump, ‘We’re losing on every ground’

    03/22/2017 2:42:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 22, 2017 | Alexei Koseff
    Black lawmakers and political leaders in California warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget cuts threaten to upend decades of progress in the African-American community on issues ranging from voting rights to education.
  • Report: Ivanka Trump Just Hired Hollywood Stylist

    03/22/2017 2:41:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    US Weekly ^ | March 22, 2017 @ 1:05 PM | Rose Walano
    Ivanka Trump is no stranger to the style world — she was the CEO of her own eponymous brand, after all — but with her new role as first daughter, the former Trump Organization VP is upping her fashion game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump, 35, is officially tapping Hollywood stylist Cat Williams to revamp her wardrobe. Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump has reportedly officially hired Cat Williams, Micaela Erlanger's former assistant, to be her stylist. Credit: Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Ivanka Trump Is Getting a West Wing Office, Security ClearanceIvanka Trump Is Getting a West Wing Office, Security...
  • Will President Trump Be Able to Pass ‘Obamacare Lite?’

    03/22/2017 2:40:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    The fate of the American Health Care Act, also dubbed as ‘Obamacare Lite’, is looking quite grim. The bill attracted unwavering criticism, even from conservatives. Thomas Massie slammed the AHCA, stating that it will engender the rise of prices and compel healthy Americans to desert the insurance market. Senator Rand Paul recently predicted that Speaker Ryan will be forced to withdraw the current healthcare bill and present a better alternative. The current bill is unfavorable to many conservatives because it retains a plethora of Obamacare’s main elements. In order to truly repeal Obamacare, Republicans must draft a new alternative to...
  • NYPD Turns Against the FBI: Seized Laptop Shows Hillary Clinton Covered Up

    03/22/2017 2:34:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 52 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 22, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    New York Police Department detectives and sources working an underage child pornography case against Anthony Weiner confirm the laptop seized from the former congressman contains proof that Hillary Clinton knew he was engaging in a long sexual relationship with a minor but did not intervene to alert any state or federal authorities to protect the 15 year old. Not blowing the whistle on the serial sexter allowed Weiner to keep sexting the youth via cell phone and internet chats for approximately another four more months, NYPD sources said. While Clinton was busy campaigning to be the first female US president...
  • House Intel Committee Dem Member: GOP chairman's revelations were 'trumped up'

    03/22/2017 2:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday pushed back on revelations from the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying his claims of incidental U.S. surveillance of members of President Trump's transition team were "trumped up." "If, in fact, this took place, it was incidental and it was done through what is legally allowed by the CIA when they are surveilling foreign persons," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This could be a lot of theater – it looks very trumped up to me – but we'll have to wait and see," she added....
  • Is Tomi Lahren Representative of Future Republicanism?

    03/22/2017 2:31:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    UT Daily Beacon ^ | 2 hours ago | Peter Cates, Columnist
    In case you missed it, Tomi Lahren, the host of the political show “Tomi,” came out as pro-choice last week. “Tomi” appears on Glenn Beck’s Tea-Party-wet-dream network BlazeTV and is notorious for Lahren’s aggressive rants against liberal “snowflakes.” In an appearance on “The View,” a typically-liberal roundtable of women, Lahren was pressed on her views on abortion. After citing the desire for limited government, she stated: "Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well." It’s reported that Lahren is also pro-gay-marriage for similar reasons. If the last few preceding generations are any indication,...
  • Gorsuch Shows Legal Skill, Commitment to Rule of Law in Day 2 Confirmation Hearing

    03/22/2017 2:31:00 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2017 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee met today to question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the second day of his confirmation hearing. From the travel ban to abortion to statutory interpretation, here are some of the key exchanges between Gorsuch and the Senators.
  • France: Women sleep in diapers to avoid rape

    03/22/2017 2:29:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/22/17
    "All men see that I’m alone, and it’s the same for the children. Men see me and they want to rape me." - Lawless conditions apply for women and children inside French migrant camp that has been taken over by criminals. Women and children are systematically raped in an asylum camp in French Dunkirk, by human smugglers. A volunteer aid worker says that the most sought-after product among women in the camp, are diapers for adults. The women namely do not dare to go to the toilet at night, reports Human Rights Service. Also unaccompanied boys are abused by smugglers....
  • ISIS and ISLAMIST Websites Celebrate “Blessed” London Terrorist Attack

    03/22/2017 2:26:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/22/17 | Jim Hoft
    ISLAMISTS CELEBRATE LONDON TERROR ATTACK–The UK was hit with a serious terrorist attack on Wednesday. At least two people are dead. There was a knife attack outside of Parliament and a terrorist mowed down several pedestrians with his car nearby on Westminster Bridge. Here is the first photo of the bearded terrorist. Here's the "Asian" terrorist in London. pic.twitter.com/w3HeqQ8svs— CHARTER (@TrueCharter) March 22, 2017 Islamists are celebrating the London attack. Translated: Supporters of the #EstadoIslámico begin to “celebrate” what happened in #London Simpatizantes del #EstadoIslámico empiezan a "celebrar" lo ocurrido en #Londres, habrá que esperar si #Amaq lo reivindica pic.twitter.com/Y6YWl6Vwgt—...
  • Did the Recent House Intelligence Wiretap Confirmation Prove Comey Lied Under Oath?

    03/22/2017 2:22:38 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    House Intelligence chair, Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell today when he confirmed that President-elect Trump and his transition team were surveilled from Election Day to Inauguration Day. He also said that he put in a call to FBI Director, Comey and has yet to hear back. Did FBI Director, Comey perjure himself after he just testified under oath in front of the House Intelligence Committee claiming that there was no truth to Trump’s wiretap claims? Comey was very careful how he worded things…looks like he’s splitting hairs… Schiff: “Director Comey, I want to begin by attempting to put to rest...
  • Erdogan Threatens Europeans: You 'Will Not Walk Safely On The Streets' [Demographic Jihad]

    03/22/2017 2:21:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 3/22/17 | Chris Menahan
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan escalated his rhetoric tenfold Wednesday after he seemingly threatened to kill Europeans in "the streets" throughout "the world" if the current diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands continues. From The Independent: Turkey has been mired in a diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands after they banned Turkish officials from campaigning in support of an April referendum on boosting the Turkish President's powers. "If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets," Mr Erdogan told journalists in Ankara.  He added: "We, as Turkey, call on...
  • Did Adam Schiff just step in it? Implied other intercepts ?

    03/22/2017 2:20:33 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 33 replies
    3-22-17
    So in watching adam schiff news conference... an a report ask him if the committee has seen the intercepts nunes talking about it and adam schiff states something to the effect " the committee would have to see Nunes has a see if there's some of intercepts they ones they already have"...... already have????
  • Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) (Link Only per copyright)

    03/22/2017 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Wired | Mar 22, 2017 | By Cade Metz
    Summary: Intel is introducing a new type of memory it claims is 1000 times faster than previous Flash memory and can store 10 times more data than DRAM. Its newly released product is five times faster than current SSDs. Called 3D XPoint, pronounced "Three D Cross Drive," intel claims its new memory is "truly transformational" for the entire computer industry. This article is from Wired, and is link only due to copyright considerations: Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) Read the article at the link above.
  • Scientists Have Begun Testing Whether MDMA Can Cure Tinnitus

    03/22/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    thump.vice.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | Alexander Iadarola
    Photo of MDMA courtesy of Wikipedia Commons Researchers in New Zealand have started trials to see whether MDMA can treat tinnitus, a condition that causes people to hear irritating sound no one else can hear. The undertaking has taken place over the last two years, and involved a small number of participants who were given a very low dose of MDMA or a placebo and monitored over a four-hour period, reports Stuff. Many of the participants who took the MDMA reported a partial alleviation of tinnitus after three hours, but there was also a large placebo effect among the participants....
  • Behold My Servant...servants songs pt 2

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • …Donald Trump Jnr slams London mayor Sadiq Khan for saying ‘terror attacks are part of living in…

    03/22/2017 2:01:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/22/17 | Sam Webb
    US President Donald Trump’s son has slammed the Mayor of London for saying terror attacks are “part of living in a big city” as his father called the Parliament attack “big news”.Donald Trump Jnr tweeted a link to a story from the Independent about comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in September.Mr Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.
  • Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump: Trading Places

    03/22/2017 2:01:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 22, 2017 3:41 pm | Michelle Cottle
    Six months ago, if someone had told you that Ivanka Trump, fashion-peddling, glamour-gal scion of the Trump real-estate and branding dynasty, would be moving into her own West Wing Office, getting special security clearance which will allow her to view classified info, trying on the role of policy maven, and even receiving her own “government-issued devices,” you’d have thought they were bonkers, or baked, or both. Now consider that, on Monday, Variety magazine announced that Ivanka’s long-time gal pal Chelsea Clinton—the earnest, wonky, mediaphobic scion of the Clinton political dynasty—has been chosen as one of its Lifetime Impact Honorees for...
  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • How to add Continuity features to older Macs

    03/22/2017 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    idownloadblog ^ | Mar 22, 2017 | By Joaquim Barbosa
    Most of our readers will be familiar by now with Apple’s Continuity suite, a slew of features which were introduced with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. These features include Instant Hotspot, a new AirDrop, SMS/Phone calls from Mac, and Handoff. With macOS Sierra and iOS 10, they added Auto Unlock and Universal Clipboard to the group.The catch is of course that making use of these features requires certain hardware. Therefore, Macs from before about 2010/11 appear not to support some or all of the new functionality. However, it turns out there is a way to enable Continuity on your older hardware....
  • Pope: 'Current Migration Crisis Greatest Tragedy After WW2'

    03/22/2017 1:57:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 3/22/17
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called for an ongoing commitment to welcome and integrate forced migrants and refugees and described the current migration phenomenon as the world’s greatest tragedy after the Second World War. Speaking on Wednesday to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience, the Pope also continued his catechesis on Christian hope and appealed to the faithful to ‘re-discover’ the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • London Mayor Islamic Terrorism Is Just ‘Part & Parcel’ of Living In A Big City

    03/22/2017 1:57:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    GP ^ | March 22,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has already been controversial for his ‘openness’ towards Islamic immigrants with no plans what so ever to help assimilate them to Western culture. Well, with today’s attacks that left at least four dead and many injured, we are reminded of Sadiq Khan’s chilling remarks that terrorism is ‘part & parcel’ of living in a large city. Via DailyMail: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that living with terror attacks – like the one that hit New York at the weekend – is ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’. Mr Khan told...
  • Did Obama spy on Trump?

    03/22/2017 1:56:50 PM PDT · by CitizenBob · 18 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 16, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    "..Obama would not have needed a warrant to authorize surveillance on Trump. Obama was the president and as such enjoyed authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to order surveillance on any person in America, without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant... National Security Agency has 24/7 access to the mainframe computers of all telecom providers and all computer service providers and to all digital traffic carried by fiber optics in the U.S... Obama needed only to ask the NSA for a transcript of Trump’s telephone conversations to be prepared from the digital versions that the NSA already possessed..NSA would...
  • School Lesson Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

    03/22/2017 1:53:21 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical leftwing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini.
  • Boat Migrants Landing In Italy ‘at Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’

    03/22/2017 1:44:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Britebart ^ | 3/22/2017 1:34:04 PM | Jack Montgomery
    International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers likely to explode as the continent heads into spring. These totals do not include 3,312 migrants picked up off Libya on the 19th of March who are currently en route to Italy, according to the text of the IOM’s report. Including these migrants puts the number of Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777) – and March 2017 has over a week
  • Chuck Barris, creator of 'The Gong Show' and 'The Dating Game,' dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 23 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 3/22/17 | Jevon Phillips
    Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed — though never too seriously — that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died at his home in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87. The popular game show creator, producer and host died Monday of natural causes, a representative for his wife said. The “Gong Show” was among a handful of Barris’ creations that dominated the TV game show landscape in the 1960s. He launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, which was an instant hit with numerous imitations. Barris followed with "The...
  • Army Still Testing Ripsaw, the ‘Luxury Super Tank’

    03/22/2017 1:35:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 3/21/2016 | brendan mcgarry
    A handful of the Ripsaw Extreme Vehicle 2, or EV2, products made by Howe and Howe Technologies Inc., based in Waterboro, Maine, are undergoing evaluations at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey to assess how they could be used in future combat operations. Indeed, on Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, head of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, rode in one of the vehicles with a driver as part of a demonstration. The company describes the 750-horsepower, optionally manned vehicle — which is capable of reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour and costs roughly $250,000 —...
  • Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming?

    03/22/2017 1:34:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming in U.S. history? Haven't we always prided ourselves on our smooth and peaceful transitions of power from one elected administration/party to the next? If we didn't know better and understand that this cannot happen in America, the level of organized and criminal interference and obstruction against the duly elected President Trump being put up by former President Obama himself and his new socialist organization, the entire democrat party, the GOP establishment, the entrenched holdovers throughout government, the liberal activist judges and the liberal media might...
  • Trump Transition Team Under Surveillance, House Intelligence Chairman Says

    03/22/2017 1:30:18 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    Following November’s election, President Donald Trump’s transition team—and possibly even the president himself—was surveilled by the U.S. government under the Obama administration, said House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. The surveillance, Nunes added, appeared to be legal, but expressed concern as it was not related to the FBI’s investigation into allegations Russia meddled in the 2016 election. “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” Nunes said, as reported by Politico. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information...
  • NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal

    03/22/2017 1:26:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 22, 2017 | George Joseph
    New York City Police Department documents obtained by The Verge show that police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow, Cohen & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations. More important than the records the NYPD turned over, however, are those that it claims it cannot find: namely,...
  • White House Defends Giving Ivanka Trump West Wing Office, Top Security Clearance

    03/22/2017 1:21:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 hour ago | Max Greenwood
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday defended the decision to give Ivanka Trump an office in the West Wing, saying that the first daughter is going "above and beyond" to comply with ethics standards. “Ivanka has decided to go above and beyond and act in certain ways to ensure she complies with certain rules, by maintaining the federal records act, getting a security clearance so that if she’s privy to any information that is classified, she has to abide by the same rules and regulations about being in room, how it’s handled, et cetera,” Spicer said during his...
  • WashPost's Milbank Compares Gorsuch to Eddie Haskell

    03/22/2017 1:20:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 22, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Gosh, Senator Cleaver, your questions are so insightful and interesting that I wish this confirmation hearing could go on forever! Unless a nominee is a complete idiot, he (or she) will be incredibly polite during his confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. It is hardly the place to display a Fonzi (Happy Days) attitude. However, Dana Milbank in the March 21 Washington Post suggests that the politeness demonstrated by Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice could be insincere thus making him a judicial version of Eddie Haskell from Leave It to Beaver. If you are one of the...
  • Archbishop Reassures Church Schools 'Will Always Remain Catholic' [if Lessons on Islam Offered]

    03/22/2017 1:18:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Malta Today ^ | 3/22/17 | Paul Cocks
    Archbishop Charles J Scicluna: 'I want to offer a guarantee and reassure all Catholic parents that church schools would not be impoverished if they respect others, but would actually be more authentic'Church schools in Malta will always remain Catholic, with the crucifix on classroom walls, even if they autonomously choose to start offering lessons in Islam and other religions, Malta’s archbishop insisted yesterday. Mons. Charles J. Scicluna was answering questions put to him by MaltaToday, at the end of an event commemorating former Archbishop Joseph Mercieca on the first anniversary since his death. Scicluna said that Church schools should respect...
  • Report: Illinois Lawmakers Reject 'Barack Obama Day'

    03/22/2017 1:14:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | March 22 2017 gmt | ward room
    Illinois lawmakers did not pass a bill that would have designated former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Republicans voiced concern over the other Illinois presidents, such as Ronald Reagan, not having similar holidays, the newspaper reported. They also noted the economic cost of closing state buildings on such a holiday. White House Photographer Shares Favorite Obama Photos White House Photographer Shares Favorite Obama Photos Under the original proposal, schools and state offices would have closed, while banks and businesses could have, but would not be required to close. The bills were introduced by...
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

    03/22/2017 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 77 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 3/21/17 | JASON KOEBLER
    To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular because John Deere and other manufacturers have made it impossible to perform "unauthorized" repair on farm equipment, which farmers see as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time. "When crunch time comes and we break down, chances are we don't have time...
  • After Long Battle, Texas Parish Joins Anglican Ordinariate

    03/22/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/21/17 | Christine Niles
    SAN ANTONIO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a victory for a Texas parish, the Holy See has approved the admission of Our Lady of Atonement Catholic Church into the Anglican Ordinariate, effective March 21. Our Lady of the Atonement was the nation's first pastoral provision parish, established in 1983, after Pope John Paul II made special provisions for former Anglicans to found Catholic parishes where traditional Anglican liturgy is offered. The Vatican established the North American Ordinariate in 2012, and ordained its first bishop, Steven Lopes, in 2016. The Holy See is now directing that all pastoral provision parishes in the United...
  • Church Official Believes Lenin Will be Buried Sooner or Later

    03/22/2017 12:56:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/21/17
    Moscow, March 22, Interfax - The Russian Church official is sure that Lenin's body should be buried when there are enough preconditions for it. "I believe that Lenin certainly should be moved out and I am sure this question will be settled sooner or later," head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations Vladimir Legoyda said on air Dozhd TV channel. According to him, it will take place "when it doesn't give grounds for splits." Legoyda does not agree that "sometimes they make a touchstone of it: if you are an Orthodox Christian, you should demand to...
  • Michael Moore Urges Democrats To ‘Declare A National Emergency’ Amid FBI Trump Probe

    03/22/2017 12:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Ron Dicker
    “Bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump.” Filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday urged the Democratic Party to declare a national emergency after the FBI said it was investigating whether members of Donald Trump’s campaign team had worked with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Of course, Moore made his point in a most engaging way on Instagram, using a red light — specifically, that of sentient computer HAL 9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey” — to call on Democratic leaders to respond with...
  • NUNES: FBI IS NOT COOPERATING WITH OUR INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP CAMP SURVEILLANCE

    03/22/2017 12:53:18 PM PDT · by mathprof · 135 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 3/22/17
    The FBI is thus far not cooperating with the House of Representatives' investigation into the NSA's surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said today. Nunes said communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Nunes told reporters that sources within the intelligence community presented him with the information. He spoke to the press after briefing the White House. "We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn," Nunes said of how communications from...
  • Islamic extremists declare Britain's first Sharia law zone (Abu Izzadeen, 2011)

    03/22/2017 12:45:35 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 12 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | July 29, 2011 | Sue Reid
    As a throng of Muslim families crowd around him, Abu Izzadeen speaks in a quiet voice of his plans for the future of Britain. The tall, bearded 36-year-old — who was recently freed from prison after serving a term for funding terrorism — is telling, in chilling detail, how he wants to impose Islam’s strict Sharia law on this country. ...This is all part of Izzadeen’s concerted campaign to defeat ‘Western decadence’ and turn large parts of Britain — where, his supporters say, ‘people live like animals in a jungle’ — into an Islamic Emirate.
  • Photos: 8 Arrested At Downtown Protest Against Trump's Proposed HUD Cuts

    03/22/2017 12:45:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 3/22/2017 | Tyler LaRiviere
    Eight people were arrested on Tuesday during the eighth #ResistTrumpTuesday protest, which focused on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (snip) Around 100 activists marched to the Chicago headquarters of HUD, at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, where they placed dozens of large sticky notes that read "We Love HUD" on the glass of the building. They then marched to 135 S. LaSalle St., where the offices of Anthony Saliba, a board of trustee on the Heritage Foundation, are located. Eight activists then blocked the doors to the building on the...
  • Camille Paglia: Women Aren’t Free Until Speech Is

    03/22/2017 12:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 21, 2017 | Camille Paglia
    History moves in cycles. The plague of political correctness and assaults on free speech that erupted in the 1980s and were beaten back in the 1990s have returned with a vengeance. In the United States, the universities as well as the mainstream media are currently patrolled by well-meaning but ruthless thought police, as dogmatic in their views as agents of the Spanish Inquisition. We are plunged once again into an ethical chaos where intolerance masquerades as tolerance and where individual liberty is crushed by the tyranny of the group. The premier principles of my new book, Free Women, Free Men,...