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  • Protecting America From Fake News

    11/23/2017 11:26:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | David Ignatius
    Amid the slithering mess of problems that emerged in 2017, the one that bothers me most is that people don't seem to know what's true anymore. "Facts" this year got put in quotation marks. All the other political difficulties of the Donald Trump era are subsumed in this one. If we aren't sure what's true, how can we act to make things better? If we don't know where we are on the map, how do we know which way to move? Democracy assumes a well-informed citizenry that argues about solutions — not about facts. We can all choose our favorite...
  • No more easy escapes for predator pervs

    11/23/2017 10:58:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    It’s been nearly two months, and a geologic age, since The New York Times ran its initial report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation. It’s difficult to think of any piece of journalism that has ever wrought such an instant change in American life. First, more allegations against Weinstein flooded in, and then against other Hollywood, media and political figures, many of them rapidly defenestrated upon credible allegations of sexual misconduct. A heightened awareness around sexual harassment is roiling multiple industries in what is a low-grade cultural revolution. Any revolution has its pitfalls. There will be false allegations that...
  • Russia has earned a 2018 Olympic ban

    11/23/2017 10:48:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Russia just lost out to the United States in the Olympic medal standings . . . for the 2014 Winter Games. The action, nearly four years after the fact, is just the latest fallout from Moscow’s massive doping abuses. That scandal should see Vladimir Putin’s athletes banned completely from February’s Olympics in South Korea. But will the International Olympic Committee’s executive board have the guts to do the right thing come Dec. 5? The IOC on Wednesday banned four more Russian athletes for life, ordering the forfeit of two medals from the 2014 competitions in Sochi. Along with other forfeits for six...
  • The Abrupt Shaming of Charlie Rose

    11/23/2017 10:33:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The privileged and prestigious professional life of Charlie Rose came to a shocking end this week. In the latest lurid front-page testimony on powerful men, the Washington Post reported that eight women have accused Rose of brutish and exhibitionist behavior. They said new employees were sometimes rubbed on the shoulders by his "crusty paw," and that he liked walking out naked in front of female staffers. Boom. CBS and PBS abruptly fired him. This was shocking to people who watched Rose glide along with elites. He seemed to be a courtly Southern gentleman on air. But that turned out to...
  • (VANITY) H.R.732 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

    11/23/2017 8:36:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    H. R. 732 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 25, 2017 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary AN ACT To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017”. SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON DONATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS TO WHICH THE UNITED STATES IS A...
  • Manson funeral fundraiser earns $1K — then gets shut down

    11/23/2017 7:10:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Some bozo set up a fundraising page for Charles Manson’s funeral — and managed to amass almost $1,000 in donations before it was shut down. A user named John Jones said he set up the GoFundMe page to fund the funeral costs of his “dear friend & loved one” — to ensure the cult leader behind one of the most notorious killings in American history is “laid to rest with the honor, respect & dignity he deserves,” according to screenshots posted on TMZ. Jones included a sob story about Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman recently losing his job.
  • Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

    11/23/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by JP1201 · 13 replies
    A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. “Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of Sean Suiter. “He was scheduled to offer grand jury testimony the day after he was murdered,” he added.
  • The Ultimate Argument for Roy Moore

    11/23/2017 4:47:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 21, 2017 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    The argument has little to do with Roy Moore, and even less with what is acceptable behavior. It is about what Lenin succinctly called “who, whom?” — who can do what to whom or, as Amos ’n Andy used to say, who’s gonna be the “do-er” and who the “do-ee,” neither more nor less. The reason why the bipartisan ruling class of officials, corporate executives, educators, the media, entertainment, etc. demand Roy Moore’s political scalp is that it fell on Moore to be the focus of a pivotal effort to detach the Republican Party from that ruling class. It has...
  • Indiana teacher busted after being caught on camera doing drugs in classroom

    11/23/2017 3:33:06 PM PST · by familyop · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23NOV17 | Fox News
    Samantha Cox, a 24-year-old teacher at Lake Central High School in the town of St. John near the Illinois border, was arrested on Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The English teacher was allegedly caught doing drugs after students filmed her with a phone from outside the classroom, according to Fox 32 Chicago.
  • Sheriff says more than 1,100 rounds fired in Las Vegas shooting

    11/23/2017 1:11:04 PM PST · by bgill · 121 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | Rachel Crosby
    Gunman Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds the night of the Las Vegas shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday. The new total includes about 200 rounds fired from Paddock’s Mandalay Bay corner suite and into the hallway of the 32nd floor late Oct. 1, injuring hotel security guard Jesus Campos... Investigators have not determined why Paddock stopped shooting. Lombardo said they found about 4,000 more rounds of unused ammunition in the gunman’s suite. The sheriff also mentioned that “multiple weapons” had jammed
  • Lock Up Lois Lerner

    11/23/2017 12:59:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American ^ | November 23, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, isn’t that rich? Lois Lerner, who almost singlehandedly weaponized the IRS, turning into a bludgeon to be used against Tea Party and other groups in the 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama, now wants to be protected against threats and intimidation from the groups and people she helped threaten and intimidate: Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her deputy are asking a federal court to keep their testimonies in the Tea Party targeting case private forever, over fear of death threats and potential harm to their families if the documents go public. Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz filed...
  • 10-year-old killed on Thanksgiving morning in gang-related shooting on N. Side, police say (TX)

    11/23/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    A 10-year-old girl was fatally struck in the chest by a bullet Thursday morning as she watched TV in her bedroom, according to San Antonio police. Police were called before 7 a.m. about a shooting in the 100 block of Harwood Drive in the North Side... The house has had problems in the past," McManus said. "We believe it's gang-related directly to the brother." Detectives brought the girl's brother in for questioning, McManus said.
  • Tapper Mocks Filmmaker for Awful Tweet About Sexual Harassment (tr)

    11/23/2017 12:39:08 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Emily Lindin, described as a documentary filmmaker, author and Teen Vogue columnist on her Twitter page, thought she'd share her "unpopular opinion" this week on the flurry of sexual assault allegations against men in Hollywood, Capitol Hill, and wherever else power can be found. Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. — Emily Lindin (@EmilyLindin) November 21, 2017 The unpopular thread just got worse. Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price...
  • Bridgeport cops tangle over letter of the law

    11/23/2017 12:28:45 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 13 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | Brian Lockhart
    BRIDGEPORT — Six letters emblazoned on the back of a jacket could be a matter of life and death for the men and women who safeguard Connecticut’s largest city. That is how Sgt. Chris Robinson feels about having “POLICE” printed on outerwear worn by Bridgeport’s Finest. Robinson was suspended with pay last week for publicly criticizing Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez’s Nov. 13 memorandum forbidding cops from advertising their profession on their clothing. “We are the police, are we not? Yet then why are we now attempting to disguise or even go to such measures and means to hide it...
  • Conyers' Attorney Hints At 'Allegations' Against 'Many Members' Of The House And Senate

    11/23/2017 10:33:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    The attorney for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who is accused of continuously sexually harassing his female staffers, defended Conyers by indicating that there are allegations against "many members" of the House and Senate. [Snip] "[Conyers' attorney] acknowledged that while these allegations are serious, they are simply allegations," the statement said. "If people were required to resign over allegations, a lot of people would be out of work in this country including many members of the House, Senate and even the president." The statement said that Conyers has "no plans to resign" despite calls for him to do so.
  • Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' [trunc]

    11/23/2017 9:20:36 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 11.22.17 | Pete Jones
    Full title: Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' and it's fair to criticize Hillary Clinton As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton. "Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him," says Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of Health and Human Services and Kansas governor. "And so it doubled down on not only...
  • Man arrested in Ollie the pitbull's killing linked to voodoo, animal sacrifices

    11/23/2017 9:15:21 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 23 replies
    Maimi Herald ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Carli Teproff
     was the blue suitcase that led police to the pit bull’s killer. On Wednesday, more than a month after Ollie was found in a suitcase with more than 30 stab wounds, Hollywood police announced the arrest of Brendan Evans, 31. Evans, who has a rap sheet including an arrest in 2012 on domestic battery charges, now faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty. Police say the DNA on the suitcase linked back to Evans, who is on probation for a bank robbery in Hernando County in central Florida. Hollywood police had arrested him Nov. 15 after DNA linked him to...
  • Growling Abortionist's Operation Closed Down

    11/23/2017 7:22:56 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/22/17 | Bob Unruh
    A San Diego abortion business that was the site of an abortionist’s “bizarre demonic rant” against a pro-life activist has been closed down by a chain of California clinics, according to Operation Rescue. Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger said this week the Miramar Road site, which is part of the FPA Women’s Health chain, was closed Nov. 17. It was abortionist Robert Santella who confronted pro-life activist Zephaniah Mel with a pair of surgical scissors, a rant that included hissing and growling, and a confession that he loved killing children. “That behavior, along with complaints of malpractice and botched abortions, resulted...
  • Texas Woman, Would-Be Barack Obama Assassin, Busted Due To Pet Cat's Hair

    11/23/2017 4:40:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/23/17 | Pritha Paul
    A 46-year-old woman from Texas, who sent explosives to former President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott and former Acting Commissioner of Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin, was identified and arrested by analyzing cat hairs found on the packages sent.According to court records, Julia Poff from Houston, Texas, was indicted with a six-count indictment accusing her of mailing "injurious articles," "transportation of explosives with intent to kill and injure," "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fraud" and "false declaration in bankruptcy."Poff pleaded not guilty to the charges in a detention hearing held on Nov. 16. The accused sent out packages containing explosives...
  • JFK Files: US Contemplated Fake Soviet Attack To Provoke War

    11/23/2017 4:24:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The U.S. government considered manufacturing or obtaining Soviet aircraft in order to launch an attack on American or friendly bases that could then provide an excuse for war, according to newly released documents.The documents are part of an October release of thousands of formerly classified files related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It describes a March 22, 1962 meeting that discussed “the question raised by the attorney general on the possibility of U.S. manufacture or acquisition of Soviet aircraft.”The meeting was held by the “Special Group (Augmented),” which according to an encyclopedia on the Central Intelligence Agency, included Attorney...