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  • Carrie Underwood Sings National Anthem for NHL Playoffs!

    04/18/2017 12:09:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2017 | Carrie Underwood
    Beautiful rendition of our national anthem.
  • Notorious Jamie Gorelick is on Amazon's Board of Directors! [Vanity - Freeper Research]

    04/17/2017 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | April 2017 | Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com Board of directors As of February 2016, the board of directors is: Jeff Bezos, President, CEO and Chairman Tom Alberg, Managing partner, Madrona Venture Group John Seely Brown, Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California Bing Gordon, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Jamie Gorelick, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Judy McGrath, former CEO, MTV Networks Alain Monié, CEO, Ingram Micro Jon Rubinstein, former Chairman and CEO, Palm, Inc. Thomas O. Ryder, former Chairman and CEO, Reader's Digest Association Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha's Table Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman, President and...
  • Welcome to the Exponential Age The New Industrial Revolution

    04/15/2017 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 45 replies
    Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties. This disruption will create large growth opportunities as well as dangerous pitfalls. Be prepared for both.... ... ...It is a fast moving world and getting faster. There will be both opportunities and pitfalls along the way. The next generation of business leadership needs to be able to navigate these progressive changes and...
  • Kim goes ballistic: North Korean dictator threatens 'nuclear justice'....[tr]

    04/15/2017 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2017 | Dave Burke
    The despot, who did not speak during the annual parade, flaunted prototypes of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which experts fear could one day be capable of striking mainland America. One of Kim's top officials, Choe Ryong Hae, today vowed North Korea would 'beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice'. He told the packed-out square: 'If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare.' Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were...
  • Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

    04/10/2017 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 54 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia after being confirmed by the Senate last week following a controversial rule-change by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a Democratic filibuster. Gorsuch took took separate constitutional and judicial oaths — the latter at a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House Rose Garden — to become the nation’s 113th justice.
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.
  • Senate panel recommends Gorsuch for Supreme Court, Democrats hope to block nomination

    04/03/2017 1:25:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    AP via Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2017 | Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press
    A deeply divided Senate panel favorably recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday, sending the nomination to the full Senate for what is expected to be a partisan showdown — and eventual confirmation. The 11-9 committee vote for President Donald Trump's nominee, strictly along party lines, came shortly after Democrats secured enough votes to block the nomination in the full Senate. But that Democratic success was virtually certain to be a short-lived political victory, as Republicans vowed to change Senate rules to put Gorsuch on the court and score a much-needed win for their party.
  • ‘Women’s March' Organizer Is Leaving the Country—After Being Caught For Lying About Terrorism

    04/03/2017 8:22:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 2017 | Victoria Taft
    One of the “Women’s March on Washington” and “Day Without a Woman” organizers, is being kicked out of the United States. Rasmea Yousef Odeh failed to disclose on her U.S. visa form 20 years ago that she was convicted of murdering two Israeli students in a supermarket bomb attack and for an attempted bombing of the British Consulate in 1969. After a 10-year prison term, Odeh was freed in a prison swap with Palestinians.
  • Why the Purchase of Alaska Was Far From “Folly”

    03/30/2017 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    History.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Jesse Greenspan
    Though mocked by some at the time, the March 30, 1867, purchase of Alaska from Russia for just $7.2 million is now regarded as a masterful deal, thanks to its architect, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward. The treaty enlarged the United States by 586,000 square miles, an area more than twice the size of Texas, all for the bargain price of around two cents an acre. Yet because some politicians and journalists considered Alaska a barren wasteland— and inherently opposed anything supported by President Andrew Johnson—it became popularly known as “Seward’s Folly” ....
  • After protest, Jim Webb declines to accept Naval Academy alumni association award

    03/28/2017 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | March 28, 2017 | Staff
    Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday night that he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni.... ... it is clear that those protesting my receipt of this award now threaten to disrupt the ceremonies surrounding its issuance," Webb said in the statement.
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting

    03/15/2017 6:37:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    Middle East Quarterly ^ | Spring 2017 | Daniel Pipes
    As noted by Robert Satloff of The Washington Institute, a 2007 book from the Gallup press, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, based on a poll of more than 50,000 Muslims in ten countries, found that 7 percent of Muslims deem the 9/11 attacks "completely justified"; 13.5 percent consider the attacks completely or "largely justified," and 36.6 percent consider the attacks completely, largely, or "somewhat justified."[5]Which of these groups does one define as Islamist and which not? Islamists have fooled the White House, the departments of Defense, Justice, State, and Treasury, Congress, and law enforcement. Faced...
  • Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber-stalking

    03/03/2017 11:28:16 AM PST · by Enchante · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2017 | Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
    New York (CNN)A former reporter who was fired for fabricating sources was arrested Friday and accused of making some of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions that have so rattled Jews recently.... ...Juan Thompson, 31, was charged with one count of cyber-stalking for making at least eight threats as part of an attempt to intimidate a particular person after their romantic relationship ended, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges Thompson had emailed and phoned in threats to the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish institutions. Some of those threats mentioned a...
  • Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work

    02/20/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/20/2017 | BBC Staff
    Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has died. Vitaly Churkin, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday, died suddenly while at work in New York on Monday, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement. The cause of the veteran diplomat's death is unclear.
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything [barf]

    01/30/2017 10:48:55 PM PST · by Enchante · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Frances Fox Piven
    ...Most important, in our complex federal system, where the policies of the national government depend on cooperation by state and local authorities, these local movements have the potential to block initiatives by the incoming Trump regime.... ... Now the protests will have to aim not at winning, but at halting or foiling initiatives that threaten harm—either by redistributing wealth to the very top (the Trump tax and energy plans), or by eliminating existing political rights (the cancellation of DACA, the Obama executive order that protected undocumented-immigrant children, known as Dreamers), or by jeopardizing established protections and benefits (the looming prospect...
  • BREAKING: POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney ... as Acting Attorney General.

    01/30/2017 6:22:34 PM PST · by Enchante · 292 replies
    White House Press Office ^ | January 30, 2017 | Sean Spicer
    Sean Spicer Verified account ā€¸@PressSec .@POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA as Acting Attorney General. Sally Yates has been relieved.