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  • 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

    10/22/2017 12:42:33 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Menna Zaki
    CAIRO (AP) - At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.
  • Waterville Roofers Pause for National Anthem on the Job {Waterville, Maine}

    10/16/2017 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - (PHOTO COURTESY: Michelle Lyons Cossar) A photo of three Maine roofers who paused while the national anthem played at a high school next to their job site is getting a lot of attention on line. The roofers placed their hands across their chests as the anthem was played at Waterville High School during Saturday's football game. The men work for a company in Oakland, but were doing an independent job Saturday. They were close enough to the school to hear the anthem.
  • Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

    10/15/2017 1:47:03 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2017 | Staff
    AIN ISSA, SYRIA (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, continued to battle Islamic State jihadists who remain in the city, SDF spokesman Mostafa Bali said.
  • Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership

    10/14/2017 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 111 replies
    Variety ^ | October 14, 2017 | Kristopher Tapley
    Read the Academy’s full statement below: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that...
  • Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts [Islam in Somalia]

    10/14/2017 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.
  • Dozens of ISIS fighters reportedly surrender in Raqqa

    10/14/2017 11:17:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    Earlier this week, the coalition estimated that 300 to 400 militants remained in the city. On Friday, a local official said an estimated 100 militants surrendered.
  • Why the Harvey Weinstein Sexual-Harassment Allegations Didn’t Come Out Until Now

    10/08/2017 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Enchante · 102 replies
    The Cut ^ | October 5, 2017 | Rebecca Traister
    Weinstein didn’t like my question about O, there was an altercation; though the recording has alas been lost to time, I recall that he called me a c##t and declared that he was glad he was the “f####ng sheriff of this f####ng lawless piece-of-s##t town.” When my colleague Andrew (who was also then my boyfriend) intervened, first calming him down and then trying to extract an apology, Weinstein went nuclear, pushing Andrew down a set of steps inside the Tribeca Grand — knocking him over with such force that his tape recorder hit a woman, who suffered long-term injury —...
  • Harvey Weinstein Hosts Hollywood Stars for Hillary Clinton Fundraiser [JUNE 2016]

    10/08/2017 1:36:56 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2016 | Brett Schur
    Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be hosting a star-studded fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Monday night in New York City. The Democratic donor, who owns the Hamptons house next door to the $50,000-a-week vacation home the Clintons rented last summer, has already maxed out to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and contributed up to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. His latest favor for his Hamptons pal will be hosting the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and climate change hero Leonardo DiCaprio at his Manhattan home for a fundraiser benefitting the Hillary Victory Fund, according to the...
  • The Clintons are ‘slumming it’! Power couple... [2014: Hillary next door to Weinstein!!]

    10/08/2017 1:06:12 AM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2014 | SARA NATHAN and ANNETTE WITHERIDGE
    [2014 article]Bill and Hillary Clinton have rented a five-bed property in Amangansett.... Neighbors will include movie mogul - and longtime Clintons pal - Harvey Weinstein
  • BRIDAL FALL 2018 - Marchesa [HUMOR: Weinstein's Wife Launches New Bridal Collection]

    10/07/2017 10:54:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 21 replies
    VOGUE ^ | October 6, 2017 | Emily Farra
    Bridal week is just getting started, but a big theme has already emerged: non-wedding dresses. By that, we don’t mean dresses that aren’t “bridal,” nor dresses in crazy colors; rather, designers are considering what a bride might wear to her pre-wedding party, post-wedding brunch, and myriad other wedding-related events, in addition to the ceremony and reception. Any girl who spent the summer crisscrossing the globe for destination weddings can attest that those brides need way more than one look; the current vogue, if you’re lucky, is to wear a range of chic white outfits leading up to the big day....
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    10/06/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    Bergdahl’s decision to admit his guilt rather than face trial marks another twist in a bizarre eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind. President Trump has called Bergdahl a “no-good traitor” who “should have been executed.” It’s unclear whether the Idaho native, 31, will be locked up or receive a lesser sentence that reflects the time the Taliban held him under brutal conditions.
  • More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence

    09/27/2017 1:37:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 31 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 27, 2017 | Martin Chulov
    More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan have opted for independence, according to election monitors, in an overwhelming endorsement of a proposed split from Baghdad that has sparked increasing threats of air and land blockades that could be imposed as early as Friday. The result came after Iraq’s parliament authorised the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to send troops into areas disputed between Arabs and Kurds that were contentiously included in the ballot. Euphoria on the streets of Erbil in recent days has been met with sharply increasing tension in the region, which is likely to escalate in the wake...
  • Trump rips NFL commissioner for 'trying to justify' players' 'disrespect' for country

    09/23/2017 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 158 replies
    ABC via Yahoo News ^ | September 23, 2017 | MARK OSBORNE, LUKE BARR and DEAN SCHABNER
    President Trump turned on the NFL commissioner this evening, after Roger Goodell spoke out about the president condemning players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and calling on team owners to fire those players. In a tweet, Trump said Goodell is "trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country."
  • Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    09/22/2017 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 35 replies
    MIT News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Anne Trafton
    Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on this phenomenon and identify possible approaches to preventing it. In research on mice, the researchers found that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these behaviors. “We identified a very discrete brain region that seems to be modulating all...
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • Dramatic moment Syrian refugee, 21, is pinned to a wall by police [London re: 'bucket bomb']

    09/18/2017 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2017 | Sam Greenhill and Ermine Sinmaz and Fiona Parker
    Yahya Faroukh, 21, was taken into the home of Penelope and Ronald Jones in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey He had been placed with the Joneses after reaching Britain in 2013 from Al Harah near Damascus, Syria Police swooped on the foster carers' house and a home opposite Heathrow airport where Faroukh lives Footage shows him being restrained by officers after a minor struggle outside a chicken shop in Hounslow The first suspect arrested, an 18-year-old, is also believed to have lived under Mr and Mrs Jones foster care At least 30 people were injured in the Parsons Green bomb on the London...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • Google’s search bias against conservative news sites has been quantified

    09/11/2017 7:25:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | September 8, 2017 | Leo Goldstein
    Google Search is found to be extremely biased in favor of climate alarmism and against climate realism. The PGSTN ranges for climate realism and climate alarmism do not even overlap! Some of the most important climate realist domains, including low-controversial judithcurry.com, have such a low PGSTN that they can be considered blacklisted by Google. Google Search is found to be biased in favor of left/liberal domains and against conservative domains with a confidence of 95%. Further, certain hard-Left domains have such a high PGSTN that their standing raises suspicions that they have been hand-picked for prominent placement. Certain respected conservative...
  • A useful retort for those claiming #Irma & #Harvey hurricanes are a sure sign of ‘climate change’

    09/10/2017 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | September 10, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    History can be a pesky thing, facts are stubborn things. There’s lot’s of caterwauling in the left about hurricane Irma on the heels of Harvey, being a sure sign of ‘climate change’ or global warming, or ‘climate disruption’ or something. A couple of days ago, king of the alarmists, Dr. Michael Mann, and his ex NCDC/NCEI toadie Dr. Thomas Peterson (architect of the Karlization of the global temperature record), penned a ridiculous op-ed in the Washinton Post.... ...Only in the mind of Mann can such drivel be produced. Mann is not a hurricane expert, he’s also apparently not a scholar...
  • Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers

    09/08/2017 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mike Oz
    Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers Big League Stew Mike Oz,Big League Stew 20 hours ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 9/7/17 MLB.com FastCast Scroll back up to restore default view. It was one of those classic sales gimmicks. Universal Windows Direct, a Cleveland company that does windows, doors, roofs and siding, ran a promotion in July saying it would refund any purchases made that month if the Cleveland Indians won 15 straight games before the end of the season. It was the company’s 15th year in business, so 15...