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  • S.Korea Unwittingly Imported Banned N.Korean Coal

    07/17/2018 7:51:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat
    Some 9,156 tons of North Korean coal disguised as Russian product were exported to South Korea last October. Seoul did not stop the shipments even when it was tipped off about the real origin of the coal, though the importers are being investigated by the Korea Customs Service. North Korea is banned from exporting coal under UN Security Council sanctions. The government searched two ships registered in third countries, that carried the coal from a Russian port but took no action against them even though it had the authority to seize and detain them under a fresh UNSC resolution effective...
  • A professor’s call to shut down our nation’s universities

    07/17/2018 4:53:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/18
    Thirty-three years ago, when I entered college, left-wing ideologies dominated American universities, and especially the humanities and social sciences. But one still could get a fair, balanced education by consulting traditional canonical texts that countered the dogma. Free speech was alive on college campuses. There were hisses and boos, of course, but for the most part, hearing perspectives different from your own was considered essential to your education. Few of us lived in our own curated silos. Today, after 22 years of being a college professor, and having traveled much of America to lecture, I am sad to say the...
  • Obama: Consider a universal basic income

    07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 17, 2018
    In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups. "It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a...
  • Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

    07/17/2018 4:19:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    motherboard ^ | Jul 17 2018, 8:00pm | Kim Zetter
    The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them. In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them....
  • “Stand for Trump now, or never!” - Doug Wead

    07/17/2018 4:19:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    https://youtu.be ^ | July 16, 2018
    Lou Dobbs interviews Doug Weed and Mark Simone on July 16, 2018 after blistering attacks on President Trump for his meeting earlier in the day with Vladimir Putin. Wead compares the outrage to the acclaim FDR received by the media after he gave away Eastern Europe to Stalin and consigned millions to their deaths.
  • Gory depiction of Trump throat-slitting removed from Portland gallery

    07/17/2018 3:07:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    An art gallery in Portland, Oregon, has removed a graphic window illustration of President Trump being threatened with a bloody knife at his throat after an angry outcry. The One Grand Gallery took down the image entitled “F*** Trump” Tuesday in response to complaints, threats and a request from the landlord, as reported by Fox12. “The same people offended over a ‘death threat’ are the same people upholding death threats & violence. Irony,” said the gallery in a Tuesday post on Facebook.
  • “There’s No Sign Whatsoever Of Any Evidence” In The ’12 Russians’ Indictment

    07/17/2018 2:01:12 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    SOTN ^ | July 15, 2018 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary’s emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to throw a monkey wrench in President Trump’s upcoming summit with Putin? Don’t forget that Rosenstein is implicated in the orchestration of Russiagate as a weapon against Trump, a weapon that serves the interests of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex about which President Eisenhower warned us 56 years ago to no avail. Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russians for allegedly hacking computers is a political indictment aimed at President Trump....
  • Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

    07/17/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/17/18 | Adam Kredo
    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump's campaign. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans...
  • Probation for former Kenner officer who stole from Hispanic drivers

    07/17/2018 1:26:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/17/18 | Michelle Hunter
    A former Kenner police officer was sentenced to 90 days of inactive probation after he pleaded guilty to stealing money from five Hispanic drivers during traffic stops. Jan Gregory, 34, pleaded guilty Monday (July 16) to five counts of misdemeanor theft, according to Jefferson Parish court records.Gregory resigned from the Kenner Police Department on Feb. 22, 2017, after just over four years with the agency, when investigators confronted him with allegations that he'd been stealing money from Hispanic motorists he pulled over for driving without a license, authorities said. Gregory is accused of taking a total of $3,500 from the...
  • The DOJ Has Turned The Russia Investigation Into A Puzzle Designed Never To Be Solved

    07/17/2018 1:01:47 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 12, 2018 | Adam Mill
    How long will the investigation into the 2016 cyber intrusion into the Democratic National Committee servers remain open and ongoing? Perhaps forever. Because that’s how long the Department of Justice needs to thwart Congressional oversight of the embarrassing details of the dubious origins of the investigation. See the way DOJ cited the “ongoing” nature of the investigation to block Congressional Oversight here, here, here, and here to name just a few examples. When Congress has successfully pried information from DOJ, it has discovered DOJ sometimes redacted or withheld information to shield DOJ from embarrassment — not to protect the integrity...
  • Is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel agencies to stand down while Russia...

    07/17/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 42 replies
    Speaking of treason, is it true that President Obama ordered his Intel and law enforcement agencies to stand down while Russia was actually in the act of meddling into our elections? And seeing that Hillary brought it up during the campaign, then she knew about it too. What did the president know and when did he know it? Why did they take no action at the time?
  • Hair testing, cause of death surface in Day 5 of Criner's murder trial

    07/17/2018 11:53:16 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    kxan ^ | July 17, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    Day five of Meechaiel Criner's capital murder trial started with testimony from a forensic scientist who analyzed the hairs and fibers taken as evidence in the case. Criner, 20, is accused of killing University of Texas student Haruka Weiser in the spring of 2016... Prior to the trial starting, Judge David Wahlberg decided to throw out major DNA evidence in this trial because of procedural errors in analyzing it at the Department of Public Safety Lab. Instead, most of the evidence the court has heard for the case against Criner has been circumstantial, trying to tie Criner to Weiser's murder...
  • Senior Hillary Clinton Adviser Philippe Reines Leads Anti-Trump Protest at White House

    07/17/2018 10:40:24 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 17, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Shortened title. Full title: Senior Hillary Clinton Adviser Philippe Reines Leads Anti-Trump Protest at White House, Blasts Air Horn at Trump (VIDEO) Hillary Clinton loyalist Philippe Reines, who served as a senior State Department appointee under Clinton and later as campaign adviser for Clinton’s losing 2016 presidential bid, organized a protest at the White House Monday night timed for the return home around 9 p.m. EDT by President Donald Trump from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland earlier Monday. Reines was joined at the protest by current Hillary political adviser Adam Parkhomenko, who said Trump-hating porn...
  • Democrat Activist Calls for Hillary Clinton to ‘Take Over ‘ Presidency in Wake of Trump-Putin Summit

    07/17/2018 10:22:58 AM PDT · by detective · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Democrats are growing increasingly hysterical over President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Some protested outside the White House Monday night when Trump returned, while others, like Scott Dworkin, called for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office and for defeated 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to “take over”.
  • Pro-Abortion Billionaire George Soros Spending Millions to Defeat Brett Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 10:00:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 16, 2018 | Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr
    A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros. A Daily Caller News Foundation review has found that the group’s primary financial supporter is a nonprofit to whom Soros has given millions. The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros’ primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016. The Soros...
  • Deranged Media Claim Red-Haired White House Staffer Is A Russian Spy

    07/17/2018 9:48:47 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2018 | Bre Payton
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, members of the media mistook a Trump administration staffer for a Russian spy. Emily Singer, a senior political reporter for Mic, tweeted out a photo from inside the White House and claimed that Maria Butina, who was charged Monday for conspiring against the U.S. as a secret Russian agent, was among a gaggle of staffers inside the Oval Office. She later realized her mistake and deleted the tweet, but only after it went viral.
  • Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

    07/17/2018 9:31:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politifact ^ | 07/17/2018 | Jon Greenberg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a novel idea to advance the Russia investigation during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to his country, Putin said, if Russian investigators were allowed to go the United States to dig into alleged tax evasion by American-born financier Bill Browder and his associates. "Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 billion dollars in Russia," Putin said through a translator. "They never paid any taxes." Putin continued. "They sent a huge amount of money, over 400 million, as a contribution to the...
  • IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED

    07/17/2018 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak, Investigative Reporter
    IN NEWLY OBTAINED MEMO, CONGRESS’S TOP COP SAID HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SERVER VANISHED A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote,“We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening...
  • Russian meddling in election meant as 'warning' to Clinton, former AG says

    07/17/2018 8:52:39 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1672018 | y Andrew O'Reilly
    In a piece published in the Wall Street Journal, the former AG for the George W. Bush administration speculated that Russian President Vladimir Putin never thought Trump would win the election and instead wanted to “send a warning” to Clinton that Russia could have information from her hacked personal email server. “Consider the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized and vulnerable email server,” Mukasey wrote. “It found that the bureau had concluded the server could well have been penetrated without detection. Recall also that some of the people hacked by...
  • An Open Letter To Mr. Brennan (May 25,2018)

    07/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    andmagazine.com/ ^ | 5/25/2018 | charles faddis
    I understand that you are a political opponent of the current President of the United States. I understand that you are an American citizen, and you have the right to freedom of speech. I encourage you to utilize that right. I encourage you to speak your mind. I encourage you, as I do all Americans, to be heard. I implore you, however to cease and desist from continuing to attempt to portray yourself in the public media as some sort of impartial critic concerned only with the fate of the republic. I beg you to stop attempting to portray yourself...