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  • NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

    01/19/2018 8:02:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 38 replies
    "Pollutico" ^ | 1-19-2018 | Josh Gerstein
    The agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and 'sincerely regrets its failure.' The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings. Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure...
  • Police Gerry Spence

    01/19/2018 6:39:53 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Macmillan ^ | January 19,2017 | Hojczyk
    Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings: how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn’t committed. A review It's not what it appears to be at first glance. This book is not so much a compendium of patrolman misconduct, but rather a collection of narrated real-life courtroom dramas won by the author, Gerry Spence, who (literally) has always won his criminal trials both as prosecutor and defense attorney because he's a bu-hadaaaaasss. Seriously, he's like a movie lawyer. He successfully defended Randy Weaver (Ruby Ridge) by pointing the finger at...
  • Former Obama SS Agent On FISA Memo: "Real, Vengeful Obama Is Going To Be Exposed For All To See"

    01/19/2018 3:57:04 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 01-19-2018 | Tim Brown
    A former secret service agent who was assigned to protective duty under Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, has been extremely vocal about the FISA memo, which congressmen are saying needs to be released to the public and that people should be going to jail over, said, "The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see." Author Dan Bongino is no stranger, and in the past 24 hours he has been pointing to something that he warned of back in March 2017 when he tweeted, "#ObamaGate is going to blow wide-open this week. On...
  • The Schumck Schumer Shutdown

    01/19/2018 3:51:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-19-18 | DrJohn
    This is what it come down to- democrats are siding with illegal aliens over American soldiers. They would starve the US military for those who do not belong in this country. democrats, led by Schmuck Schumer, are willing to shut down the government and halt pay for the Armed Forces if Republicans do not agree to amnesty for illegal aliens (read that as "future voters"). The House passed a short term spending bill but democrats are blocking it in the Senate, holding fast for non-Americans. ( I think it was Bob Grant who coined the phrase "Schmuck Schumer") The Trump...
  • Russian propagandists and House Republicans have joined together to embrace #releasethememo.

    01/19/2018 12:41:44 PM PST · by mojito · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/19/2018 | Ken Dilanian
    Russian propagandists and House Republicans have joined together to embrace #releasethememo.
  • The Real Solution For Our Supposedly Crumbling Infrastructure Nationwide

    01/19/2018 12:35:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Ryan McMaken wrote an insightful piece in the libertarian-heavy Mises Wire on Monday about how the one-size-fits-all solution to infrastructure is flawed. Essentially, we don’t need a federal solution to our many infrastructure woes. With recent tragedies such as the Amtrak train crash in Washington State in December, politicians are declaring that these instances are why we need to spend even more on our roads and bridges and train tracks. President Trump already has. He tweeted out recently, “The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must...
  • Tech giants and elected officials back Microsoft in Supreme Court case on international data privacy

    01/19/2018 11:53:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies ^ | January 19, 2018 at 10:38 am | NAT LEVY
    Microsoft is set for a Supreme Court face-off with the U.S. Department of Justice next month over the privacy of emails stored abroad, and some of the world’s biggest tech giants as well as elected representatives in the U.S. and Europe are lending support to Microsoft’s arguments. Microsoft has over the last few days published a series of amicus briefs, legal documents of support from parties not involved but with an interest in the court case, from tech companies, government agencies, trade groups, media organizations and academics. In total, Microsoft said it has 23 briefs representing 289 individuals and companies...
  • Vanity:Call your Representative's office,ask if they have read the House Intell memo;if not why not?

    01/19/2018 11:42:06 AM PST · by bitt · 25 replies | 1/19/2018 | me
    It was just reported that 115 Republican Reps have visited the skiff to read the report and they walk away stunned. It was also reported that NOT ONE Democrat Rep has viewed the report. ASK YOUR REP: "HAVE YOU SEEN THE DOCUMENT"? "IF NOT, WHY NOT"? "YOUR CONSTITUENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THAT THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS BECOME AWARE OF THIS INFORMATION AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT"
  • Barack Obama Promises Supporters He’ll “RIP TRUMP A NEW ONE” During the 2018 Midterms

    01/19/2018 11:37:22 AM PST · by bkopto · 73 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 1/18/2018 | staff
    Mr. Obama is said to be promising his fellow elites that he will “Rip him (Trump) a new one” come 2018. The prospect of a Midterm Election ass-whooping against the current President has the political and media globalists salivating. They continue to view Mr. Trump as a virus that threatens everything. In their collective view, it must be eradicated. As for Valerie Jarrett, she continues to do what she has always done – the actual (dirty) business upon which the Obama empire was, and continues to be, built upon. This includes a long list of Deep State contacts, a near-constant...
  • Sotomayor at work after health scare

    01/19/2018 11:37:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Paramedics were called to the Washington home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday morning, but a Supreme Court spokeswoman said the justice was not hospitalized and went to work Friday after being treated for low blood sugar. "She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine," court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told POLITICO. "She's at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend." The episode caused concern to some neighbors of the 63-year-old justice, who lives in an apartment...
  • MAMA BEAR: Jenna Jameson posts #MarchForLife photo, TAKES ON horde of frothy, NASTY pro-aborts

    01/19/2018 11:09:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/19/18 | Sam J.
    Jenna Jameson joined pro-life warriors today on the #MarchForLife tag and shared this DARLING photo of herself sitting with her kiddo. Jenna is a very outspoken supporter of life and has shared her family with Twitter on many occasions as a proud mother and a pro-life advocate. Sadly, every time she seems to have an opinion, Leftist women and men go out of their way to attack, shame and belittle her because of her past occupation. It really is a disgusting reminder of how much the Left hates women who disagree with their agenda.Umm no. Abortion is never safe for...
  • Flags and Flowers Honor Veterans Every Day, Not just on a Holiday

    01/19/2018 10:49:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/18 | Gary Hunt
    "Preston Sharp Thank You for Your Service" When I called Preston Sharp, he answered the phone. I heard the voice of a very young person. However, as the conversation ensued, I heard words of commitment, well beyond the age of the person on the other end of the line. When I met Duane Ehmer in Red Bluff, California, he handed me the business card of Preston C. Sharp. He had obtained the card when he visited Preston at a cemetery where Sharp was busy planting flags and artificial flowers (Red Carnations) on the graves of military veterans. Duane, a veteran...
  • It's Not Really President Trump Who Needs His Mouth Washed Out With Soap

    01/19/2018 10:46:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/18 | Judi McLeod
    Neither Rev. Rodriguez nor Pope Francis will be there, but President Trump will be, addressing the crowd by satellite Throwing the spotlight on so-called Men of the Cloth: It’s not President Donald Trump who needs to have his mouth washed out with soap for having allegedly made use of the vulgar ‘s’ word at a White House meeting on immigration. There’s just no getting around it that some words are more painful than cuss words, particularly when they heap praise on abortion advocates.
  • New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

    01/19/2018 10:43:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Wesley Morgan
    The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations. The Obama-era Quadrennial Defense Review called for “preserving strategic stability” with Moscow and Beijing and took a rosier view of the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions in partnership with Russia. Now, the new document asserts in blunt language, both Russia and China must be the U.S. armed forces’ "principal priorities." “The erosion of our military advantage is the problem that the strategy...
  • Congressmen, Government Officials: Report on FISA Abuse Will Rock Country and Implicate Obama

    01/19/2018 9:23:16 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | January 19, 2018 | ace citing tweets
    Sebastian Gorka: "My sources tell me tonight that the “nuclear” memo is just the beginning. By the end of it all, the tapping of candidate @realDonaldTrump’s phone will be the least of the Left’s problems." Dan Bongino: "Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama they’ve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see." Byron York: "Report contains answer to question of whether FBI/DOJ used Trump dossier to secure FISA warrant...
  • The Dubious Value of Graduate Degrees

    01/19/2018 9:20:11 AM PST · by 1BadgerStater · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center ^ | January 19, 2018 | 1Badgertater
    There has been mounting evidence that the financial payoff from the traditional bachelor’s degree is declining, particularly for men. For example, Census Bureau data suggest that, from 2005 to 2016, the average earnings differential for male workers holding bachelor’s degrees compared with those holding high school diplomas fell from $39,440 to $37,653 (in 2016 dollars)—at a time when college costs were rising. Other evidence from the New York Federal Reserve Bank confirms that a large portion of college graduates are underemployed, working jobs traditionally held by high school graduates. There are two interpretations of this data, one by the general...
  • Schumer slams Cotton in face-to-face with Trump

    01/19/2018 9:09:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2018 | John Bresnahan and Heather Caygle
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told President Donald Trump this week that there will be no deal on Dreamers if hard-line conservative GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is involved, according to several congressional sources. Schumer also told the president that he was not being well-served by White House staffers during negotiations over the fate of 700,000 young immigrants who face potential deportation if no deal is reached to protect them.
  • Conservative Activism, For Too Many, is Just About Getting on Fox News

    01/19/2018 7:54:30 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 1/19/18 | Bob Parks
    There are many conservatives who happily work behind-the-scenes to advance many causes and push back against liberal policies and laws that they deem harmful. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of people who've just discovered an issue, are outraged, post a rant on social media, and become an overnight sensation. One would want to believe their intentions are about an issue, but in the instant-gratification world we live in, coupled with audiences that are quick to show praise without examining possible motivation, we're now being inundated with narcissists who believe they have something to say; something we've never heard about...
  • Remember Roberts?

    01/19/2018 7:48:12 AM PST · by LS · 89 replies
    Self | LS
    I am buried in the Reagan Papers @ Reagan Library, so this is brief. 1) this FISA stuff is described ad a "threat to our democracy" 2) if the dossier was a blackmail doc on Trump, assigned & assembled BEFORE Trump was even the front runner 3) THEREFORE we can conclude such packages were already fully prepared for ALL candidates, especially those thought to be real contenders. 4) wait for it: "a threat to our democracy": 5) I will leave you with one name: John Roberts
  • I nominate Mayor Steve Fulop of Jersey City as winner of DHS’s first Sanctuary city arrest

    01/19/2018 7:30:47 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    vanity | Jan 19, 2018 | Kevin Collins
    Now that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has wisely decided to start arresting the heads of sanctuary cities, a decision must be made about which head will roll first. The list of sanctuary local governments runs from tiny one party one horse towns to the monster of them all California. From a PR stand point it would be great to take down California and frog walk Governor Moon Beam out of his office; but that would not happen if the Golden State is the first target. They have resources that rival the DoJ’s legal staff and Republicans would get pummeled...