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  • CHILDREN JUST AREN'T GOING TO KNOW WHAT SNOW IS (2013)

    10/31/2019 2:37:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 17, 2013 | Tim Blair
    The Independent, 2000: Snow is starting to disappear from our lives. Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries … Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community … According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • Ukraine 'alignment' with Hillary Clinton began in 2013: Politico flashback, 2017

    10/10/2019 6:52:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 10/10/2019 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A nearly insignificant reference on the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council’s webpage, under the heading of Washington Watch No. 4, reads this way: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire — Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.” Hmm. Well that’s interesting. Particularly since the Democrats have been busily working to impeach President Donald Trump over supposed nefarious Ukraine wheelings and dealings. Particularly since a couple of Republican senators, as The Washington Times previously reported, have requested the Justice Department to investigate whether or not Ukrainian officials tried to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign —...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • The Ukrainian MP Who Leaked Paul Manafort’s Secrets Speaks to Tablet

    04/12/2017 12:41:35 AM PDT · by Fedora · 39 replies
    Tablet ^ | 04/10/2017 | Vladislav Davidzon
    Serhiy Leshchenko, the Ukrainian MP who leaked evidence of Paul Manafort’s systematic corruption to The New York Times, kicking off the latest round of Trump-Russia scandals, is a former investigative journalist famed for his pedantic and forensic habits in parliament. . .Leshchenko and some of his journalist reformer friends, such as Mustafa Nayem, were brought into Ukraine’s parliament by President Petro Poroshenko on his winning parliamentary slate in 2014 as a way of showcasing his reformist credentials. Leshchenko has since become a fierce critic of Poroshenko, whose parliamentary faction he has never left. . .[Q:] Let’s return to Paul Manafort....
  • Senate Finance Committee Probes Biden-Linked, Chinese Military-Boosting Tech Sale

    08/17/2019 9:17:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/15/2019 | Haris Alic
    The Senate Finance Committee is probing the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to approve the sale of a U.S. company with insight into “military applications” to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by former Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chairman, sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday requesting documents relating to the sale of Henniges, a Michigan-based automotive company, to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). The latter was formed in 2013 by a merger between a subsidiary of the Bank...
  • How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for Edward Snowden

    09/17/2019 7:51:03 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2019 | Shi Jiangtao
    American whistle-blower Edward Snowden said Beijing’s use of technology to control its citizens and electronically track US targets prompted him to investigate and then expose Washington’s mass surveillance programme. In his book "Permanent Record," published on Wednesday, the former US spy agency contractor who now lives in exile in Russia, detailed how he fled to Hong Kong and then Moscow after creating one of the most serious security breaches in American history. Snowden, who was a technician subcontracted to the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency for seven years, said he began to have suspicions about secret post-September...
  • Abortionist Who Failed to Report Rape of 13-Year-Old Can Avoid Jail if He Does This

    12/10/2014 6:45:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Ulrich Klopfer who faces charges that he delayed reporting an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in South Bend, Indiana, may be able to avoid jail time if he does this one little thing. Indiana law requires reports on abortions done on unborn babies of girls younger than 14 to be submitted within three days. Further endangering a teen who had already been victimized by statutory rape, Klopfer submitted the report six months after the abortion, according to state records. Klopfer potentially faces a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor. But the...
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    01/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the...
  • Internal Documents Expose The Guardian's Direct Collusion with British Security Services

    06/24/2019 10:49:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Sputnik ^ | June 24, 2019 | Kit Klarenberg
    Independent journalist Matt Kennard has published a number of documents starkly revealing the degree to which The Guardian has been compromised by British security services, and the impact this relationship has on its reporting of key issues. The newspaper has long sought to present itself - to readers and advertisers alike - as Britain’s foremost ‘anti-establishment’ outlet, and took a leading role in reporting on the mass WikiLeaks cable dump in 2010, and the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, garnering widespread praise and several prestigious journalism awards in the process. In the latter case, the The Guardian’s dissident credentials were...
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Was Reportedly ‘Close’ to Bill Clinton

    07/25/2019 3:48:39 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | July 22nd, 2019 | Matt Naham
    Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, former partner and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, was reportedly “very close” to Bill Clinton, who recently went on the record through a spokesman to say he “knows nothing” about Epstein’s crimes. A Politico report from Sunday about the Maxwell-Clinton connection cited a number of anonymous individuals. One of those said to be familiar with the situation claimed that the British socialite Maxwell was not only “incredibly close” to Chelsea Clinton, but also “had her own relationship with Bill Clinton and was very close to him”: Maxwell first grew close with the Clintons after Bill Clinton...
  • FBI seeks help on case of Marine kidnapped in Mexico

    06/05/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 3, 2013 | Elizabeth Findell
    The FBI is asking for help finding leads on a Rio Grande Valley Marine kidnapped at gunpoint in Mexico, the agency said Monday. Armando Torres III, 25, crossed over the Progreso International Bridge on May 14 to visit his father on a ranch near Los Indios, according to an agency news release. There, investigators believe armed intruders took Torres, his father Armando Torres II and uncle Salvador Torres shortly after they arrived. The younger Torres’ sister Cristina Torres, 24, who lives in Virginia, said she got a call from her cousin minutes after the gunmen raced away. “She saw a...
  • White House apparently had a full-blown conspiracy theory of murky origin about Obama officials

    08/24/2018 1:25:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2018 | Peter Weber
    In the early days of the Trump administration, a memo of uncertain origin circulated at the highest levels of the White House laying out a conspiracy theory about "coordinated attacks" on President Trump's foreign policy agenda from a group of former Obama administration officials, according to a memo obtained by The New Yorker's Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow. The memo, which "reads like a U.S. military-intelligence officer's analysis of a foreign-insurgent network," they wrote, posited that "the communications infrastructure ... used to sell ObamaCare and the Iran Deal to the public ('Echo Chamber') has been shifted from the White House...
  • France has turned into one of the worldwide threats to free speech

    07/06/2019 8:12:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/19 | Jonathan Turley
    Just over a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron came to the United States to import two different species to Washington. One was a French oak tree and the other was a crackdown on free speech. Ironically, soon after the tree was planted, officials quickly dug it up to send it to quarantine. However, the more dangerous species was his acorn of speech controls, a proposal that resulted in rapturous applause from our clueless politicians. Ultimately, the tree died and the acorn has not fared much better. While our politicians may applaud Macron like village idiots, most Americans are hardcore...
  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing. Here's why

    07/14/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT · by keat · 40 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2016 3:00 A.M. PST | Del Quentin Wilber
    The veteran FBI agent and a local sheriff’s deputy took no chances when they got a credible tip about a potential terrorist. In a joint operation, they ran his name through a maze of federal criminal and terrorism databases and scrutinized his telephone records for suspicious contacts. Without a warrant, they couldn’t read his emails or listen to his calls. But they watched him from unmarked vehicles to track his daily routine and to see whom he met. They deployed two confidential informants more than a dozen times to secretly record his conversations. They interviewed him twice and convinced him...
  • Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

    06/06/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | John Solomon
    In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents — which Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters. Why special counsel Robert Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from their report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny. The incomplete portrayal...
  • 'This was a steal': Campaign real estate deal that 'thrilled' Trump could be illegal

    05/21/2019 7:13:45 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2019
    President Trump was “thrilled” that his campaign acquired Northern Virginia office space at “bargain basement” rates, a campaign official told the Washington Examiner in an interview in the plush 14th floor offices overlooking the Potomac River from Arlington, Va. But campaign finance specialists say the "steal" could violate election law, which views below-market rates for rent as an illegal in-kind campaign donation. The deal was presented as a story of real estate prowess that was a fitting reflection of the man who authored The Art of the Deal. Campaign manager Brad Parscale took advantage of a long-term lease inked in...
  • Goldstone regrets setting up Trump Tower meeting with Russians

    09/24/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Brett Samuels
    British publicist Rob Goldstone in an interview published Monday said that members of the Trump campaign who attended a meeting he facilitated between them and a Russian lawyer should have known the gathering was improper. "People have said to me, 'Shouldn't I have known?' Well, shouldn't they have known? I know nothing about politics, I set up a meeting. Shouldn't they have known?" Goldstone told NBC News. When asked whether he regrets his role in the meeting, Goldstone said he did and wished he had not set it up. “I regret not listening to the little voice in my head,”...
  • Paradise Papers – Facebook and Twitter Received Hundreds of Millions from Russians

    11/08/2017 5:23:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    You will hear about the Trump associates, you will hear about the famous, but you won’t hear much about two of the largest beneficiaries from Russian State linked investment in the Paradise Papers. Could this be because between the two of them they control the entire market of social media? When the flood of documents first came out in 2013, it was, and is the second largest “document dump” in history. People have spent years poring over the details, some of which came to light today. It turns out that both Facebook and Twitter received hundreds of millions of dollars...