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  • NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis

    06/29/2020 9:17:37 PM PDT · by upchuck · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2020 | Peter Stone
    After spending over $30m to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, the National Rifle Association faces a deepening financial crisis with over 200 staff layoffs and furloughs in 2020, according to three NRA sources, gun analysts and documents. The situation is likely to hinder efforts by the gun rights group to help Trump and other Republicans win in November’s election. The 200-plus layoffs and furloughs, which have not previously been reported and were mainly at NRA headquarters in Virginia, were spurred by declines in revenues and fundraising, heavy legal spending, political infighting, and charges of insider self-dealing under scrutiny by...
  • St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out 'The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle'

    06/29/2020 9:10:27 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    TGP ^ | June 29, 2020
    Mr. McCloskey explained during his on-camera interview on Monday that he announced to the Marxist mob that they were on private property and that’s when they became enraged. “Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd,” he said. McClosky said one of the militants pulled out a loaded pistol magazine and clicked them together and said ‘you’re next.’ “We...
  • 1882: Charles Guiteau, James Garfield’s colorful assassin

    06/29/2020 9:10:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies ^ | June 30, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1882, America’s weirdest assassin recited fourteen verses of the Gospel of Matthew and (sans requested orchestral accompaniment) a poem of his own composition entitled “I am Going to the Lordy,” and was hanged in the District of Columbia jail for shooting forgettable Gilded Age president James Garfield. Mad as a march hare, Charles Julius Guiteau had irritated the obscure reaches of the Republic near four decades, trying his hand at free love, law, newspapering* and evangelism....Having failed at each characteristic American monkeyshine more comprehensively than the last, he naturally gravitated to politics; while today Guiteau might...
  • Birds of a Feather: Hubble Images Magnificent Galaxy With “Flocculent” Spiral Arms

    06/29/2020 9:06:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | 06/29/2020
    The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature. These “flocculent” spiral arms indicate that the recent history of star formation of the galaxy, known as NGC 2775, has been relatively quiet. There is virtually no star formation in the central part of the galaxy, which is dominated by an unusually large and relatively empty galactic bulge, where all the gas was converted into stars long ago. NGC 2275 is classified as a flocculent spiral galaxy, located 67 million light-years away in the constellation of...
  • All fireworks shows cancelled in Bay Area

    06/29/2020 9:05:09 PM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Published 11:33 am PDT, Monday, June 29, 2020 | By Amy Graff, SFGATE
    The skies are forecast to be clear in the Bay Area on Saturday, even in San Francisco that has a reputation for being socked in with fog on July 4. Despite the fireworks-friendly forecast, there won't be any dazzling displays of color lighting up San Francisco Bay. Fireworks shows across the region are cancelled to discourage large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. None of the big annual shows at the Berkeley Marina, Marin County Fair, Sausalito waterfront and San Francisco's Aquatic Park will take place. Small-town celebrations—including fireworks, parades and festivals—have also been cancelled.
  • Top intelligence officials release statements criticizing leaking of Russian bounties information

    06/29/2020 9:01:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Top U.S. intelligence officials released statements Monday criticizing leaks to the media as the Trump administration continues to defend against allegations that it knew Russia had offered bounties to incentivize Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan. CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe released similar statements Monday night slamming leaks as detrimental to intelligence investigations. “The selective leaking of any classified information disrupts the vital interagency work to collect, assess, and mitigate threats and places our forces at risk. It also, simply put, a crime,” Ratcliffe said in a statement. Haspel said that “leaks...
  • Foxx plans to drop charges against those arrested for curfew violations, internal email indicates

    06/29/2020 8:54:46 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mike Flannery
    CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, according to an internal email obtained by FOX 32, plans to drop most if not all charges against many of those arrested for curfew violations during protests earlier this month, including felony charges filed after police followed up. FOX 32 obtained the internal email last week from First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats, reading in part: "Cases are to be nolled (dismissed) where curfew violations or city disorderly conduct was the basis of a stop that led to a felony or misdemeanor case....(i)f there are misdemeanor disorderlies where the conduct that was...
  • Tucker Annihalates Sen Mike Braun for BLM Support and Qualified Immunity Bill

    06/29/2020 8:40:15 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 122 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/29/20 | Daily Caller Twitter
    Full Tucker Carlson segment with Indiana Senator Mike Braun on his support of Black Lives Matter and bill to scale back qualified immunity: "I don't think you're going to win on this issue. I don't think the public supports you at all on this."— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 30, 2020
  • German authorities fear vast network in child abuse probe (30K suspects)

    06/29/2020 8:22:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    WAPO ^ | 6/29/2020 | ap
    BERLIN — Authorities in western Germany said Monday they have evidence that tens of thousands of people may have been involved with an online child sex abuse network uncovered last year. The justice minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, Peter Biesenbach, said that allegations against members of the pedophile ring include possession and distribution of child sex abuse images, and serious abuse. “I didn’t expect, not in the slightest, the extent of child abuse on the net,” Biesenbach told reporters, adding that specialist investigators have so far counted “more than — and I hope you’re sitting down — 30,000 unknown suspected...
  • Democrats Call Mt. Rushmore July 4th Celebration "Celebration of White Supremacy," then Quickly Delete

    06/29/2020 8:22:42 PM PDT · by struggle · 45 replies
    Twitter | 6/29/2020 | struggle "Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore — a region once sacred to tribal communities."
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Threatens to Take Action Against Couple Who Protected Home Against Protest Mob on Private Street, Not the Mob!

    06/29/2020 8:17:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/29/2020 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday night several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in the Central West End neighborhood in St. Louis City. Then in the evening they hundreds of protesters crossed Kingshighway and entered Portland Place, a private gated community inside the city limits.They broke through this gate. “Peacefully entered” — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 29, 2020 A couple in the neighborhood were having dinner outside at the time when they heard the commotion. The husband and wife were scared to death at the commotion and went out in their front yard with guns. The Second Amendment is alive...
  • Sidney Powell Inside the Michael Flynn Case and

    06/29/2020 8:10:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    American Thought Leaders ^ | 29 June, 2020 | Janiak Alec, Sidney Powell
    In this video, Sidney Powell is interviewed by Janiak Alec for nearly an hour. I learned many facts about the case I had never heard before or put together. Sidney Powell explains how she became involved in the case, many of the abuses by the prosecutors, Flynn's former lawyers, and Judge Sullivan. She talks about what may happen on the way forward, and that more exculpatory evidence is going to come out the longer the case continues. For anyone interested in this case, this is a treasure trove of what happened and what is happening in the case.
  • ‘A Pitiful, A Parasitic, A Pathogenic Politician’: New York City Protesters Rip De Blasio

    06/29/2020 8:08:43 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2020 | Virginia Kruta
    Protesters in New York City took direct aim at Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, accusing him of being a “pathogenic politician” among other things. One protester who was part of the NYC Democratic Socialists of America march took the microphone and announced that they were going to “put Bill de Blasio on trial today.” He went on to call de Blasio ” a pathetic, a pitiful, a parasitic, a pathogenic politician,” garnering cheers and applause from the gathered crowd. Another speaker at the march called for “at least a $3 billion decrease to the police budget — far more than...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 6/29/2020

    06/29/2020 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signing executive orders with one to shut down bars, movie theaters, water parks and tube rentals for one month starting at 8 pm local tonight (11 pm Eastern US time). Ducey also prohibiting "social gatherings" of 50 or more people..... Florida authorities moving to close some beaches for the July 4th weekend out of fear of the coronavirus. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis speaking of "widespread noncompliance" with coronavirus restrictions among reopened businesses in the state..... Republican Chief Justice John Roberts again joining the Supreme Court liberals in a 5-4 ruling. This time the decision involves...
  • China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

    06/29/2020 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 30 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 6/29/2020 | Clare Jim, Yanni Chow
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago. .... The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy the global financial hub was granted at its July 1, 1997 handover.
  • Virginia Senate Democrats consider ‘defelonizing’ assault against law enforcement officers

    06/29/2020 7:57:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Fort Hunt Herald ^ | 06/28/20 | Fort Hunt Herald
    Virginia Senate Democrats have published a list of 28 proposals for reforming the Commonwealth’s police and criminal justice systems, including a measure to downgrade the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony. Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code. This same penalty applies to anyone who assaults a person they know, or have reason to know, is a judge, magistrate, prison...
  • On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

    06/29/2020 7:47:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Environmental Progress ^ | 6-29-2020 | Michael Shellenberger
    On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem. I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30. But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next...
  • More Horrible News For Biden Campaign – Trump Is Up In Battleground State of Wisconsin and Biden Can Barely Win a Primary with No Competition

    06/29/2020 7:42:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/29/2020 | Joe Hoft
    The Biden campaign is in major trouble. The Democrat front runner can barely win a primary yet he is the only remaining candidate in the race. Also, a key state, Wisconsin, has President Trump in the lead by a reputable pollster. It’s inevitable. The Biden campaign is in a horrible spot. Their candidate couldn’t hold a job in the US doing anything due to his horrible decline in health and increasing dementia. He can’t afford to hold a rally because he’ll mess up and say something crazy. He looks weak and feeble and so he stays in his basement where...
  • Pandemic Blues: Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Wolf Suffers 43 Percent Swing Against Approval Rating

    06/29/2020 7:40:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2020 | Matthew Boyle
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has suffered a significant drop in his approval rating during his continued slow-walking of the reopening of his state as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. The 43-percent swing against Wolf’s approval rating comes in just a couple months. Back in April he was riding high as the pandemic raged through his state and across the country, but Pennsylvanians have turned against him in a big way since then. While Wolf is still at a 49 percent approval rating now, according to the latest survey from Susquehanna Polling and Research in conjunction with local Fox affiliate...
  • India moves air defense missiles to Chinese border

    06/29/2020 7:38:58 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies ^ | JUNE 29, 2020 | ByEd Adamczyk
    India deployed surface-to-air missiles to its border with China in the Himalayan Mountains after a clash with Chinese troops left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The weekend deployment to Ladakh, in Kashmir state, was comprised of Indian-made Akash, Israeli-made Spyder and Soviet-era Pechora and OSA-AK missiles. India and China have increased troop presence and the number of fighter planes, helicopters, tanks and heavy artillery in the region since a June 15 incident between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley. An Indian colonel was among the 20 people who died in fighting late Monday, authorities said, adding that they were...