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  • American Politics Enters the Bronze Age

    08/22/2017 7:48:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The top marginal federal income tax rate in the United States – for businesses and for people who file as businesses – is 39.6%. As a result, businesses do not grow as they should. Businesses do not thrive as they should. Businesses do not produce, or invent, or add on, or hire, as they would if their tax burden were lower. International corporations therefore find that they must do more and more of their manufacturing abroad, where their profits are not so severely penalized. And domestic corporations do not prosper… and would-be entrepreneurs do not start-up new enterprises here, because...
  • US federal agent investigating Silk Road admits $800,000 bitcoin theft

    09/01/2015 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-1-2015 | Reuters
    A former US secret service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing over $800,000 worth of bitcoin during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Silk Road operated for more than two years until it was shut down in October 2013 having generated more than $214m in sales of drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoin, prosecutors said. Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road’s creator, who authorities say used the alias Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced to life in prison after a federal...
  • Idaho state Rep. Bryan Zollinger: ‘Plausible’ that Charlottesville violence was a setup

    08/22/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/22/2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Idaho state representative says it’s “plausible” that the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month was orchestrated to make President Trump look like a racist. State Rep. Bryan Zollinger, a Republican, on Thursday shared an article on Facebook by American Thinker, titled, “Charlottesville and Its Aftermath: What if It Was a Setup?” The article suggests, without evidence, that former President Barack Obama, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, and billionaire investor George Soros could somehow be connected in planning and orchestrating the clashes in Charlottesville, which turned deadly on Aug. 12 after a reported Nazi sympathizer...
  • CPS To Crack Down On Social Media Hate Crime, Says Alison Saunders

    08/22/2017 7:01:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/22/17 | Vikram Dodd
    Director of public prosecutions announces plans for more prosecutions and stiffer sentences for online abusers Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions. Alison Saunders said the Crown Prosecution Service will seek stiffer penalties for abuse on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. Saunders says the crackdown is needed because online abuse can lead to the sort of extremist hate seen in Charlottesville in the United States last weekend, which left one person dead. Writing in the Guardian, Saunders said:...
  • Ex-cop convicted of murder from days as alleged gang member

    08/21/2017 6:44:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    LOS ANGELES— A reputed gang member who beat a murder charge decades ago and went on to land a job as a police officer was convicted Thursday of the 30-year-old killing after DNA evidence put him at the crime scene. Pierre Romain, 53, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court of first-degree murder for a botched carjacking outside a Hollywood nightclub in June 1987. Romain was trying to steal a customized 1984 Nissan 300 ZX that was identical to a friend's car he had recently crashed, police said. He fatally shot Jade Clark behind the wheel of the car and...
  • Man sentenced to 40 years after impregnating his daughter (Illegal in MS)

    08/21/2017 4:21:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 8/18/2017 | By Melissa Egan
    FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County Judge sentenced a man who was illegally in the country to 40 years behind bars for impregnating his daughter. Natalio Vitervo-Vasquez pleaded guilty to sexual battery with a victim under the age of 14 Friday morning. In court, the district attorney stated a child, at the age of eleven, determined she was pregnant at a medical center. Medical officials found conception would have been at ten years of age.
  • CNN Highlights Police Beating Video, But Ignored Video of Officer Being Shot

    08/19/2017 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 19, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    Several times since yesterday, CNN has presented viewers with dash cam video showing a police officer beating a black motorist because the motorist allegedly resisted arrest. But, just over a week ago, CNN showed no interest when video was released of a black police officer being shot and seriously injured by a suspect who was just recently convicted of attempted murder. CBS Highlights Video of Police Officer Being Shot by SuspectWhile CNN was ignoring the report, ABC, CBS, and NBC all gave some level attention to the attack on the officer. On Thursday, August 11, ABC's World News Tonight ran...
  • Media just can't stop telling falsehoods about Trump's views on race

    08/19/2017 10:48:32 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred. The media has been awash in praise for the joint statement that former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush put out on Wednesday concerning the violence in Charlottesville. The statement was viewed as a rebuke of Trump’s statements. The Dallas Morning News headline said, “Former presidents Bush rebuke Trump's neo-Nazi stance.” The New York Times called it “a rare joint rebuke of Mr. Trump.” The New York Times praised George W. Bush for leading the condemnation of former KKK leader David Duke in 1991,...
  • Illegal Immigrants, by Definition, Are Not Law-Abiding US Citizens

    08/19/2017 10:11:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    The Connecticut Law Tribune ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | CHRIS POWELL, The Connecticut Law Tribune
    As another illegal immigrant defied a deportation order and sequestered himself in a church in New Haven the other day, Mayor Toni Harp welcomed him and proclaimed: "New Haven will remain a sanctuary city. We are not going to engage in helping to report our law-abiding citizens." But, of course, by definition illegal immigrants are not law-abiding, and the latest one seeking sanctuary in New Haven, like the last one, received a deportation order years ago and then some temporary stays before he was denied another. While he seems harmless enough, terrorists and other ne'er-do-wells might be cheered by the...
  • Man Using Drone to Smuggle Meth Across U.S.-Mexico Border Arrested: CBP

    08/18/2017 3:11:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/18 | Cassia Pollock
    The 2-foot-tall drone carried drugs worth about $46,000 into San DiegoAfter a drone carrying bags of methamphetamine landed in San Diego, a man was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs nearby. The drugs were worth about $46,000 and weighed over 13 pounds, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). On Aug. 8, the agent spotted the remote-controlled drone flying over the U.S.-Mexico border around 11:25 p.m. Other agents in the area were immediately placed on the lookout for the drone, said CBP officials. “Due to the agents’ heightened vigilance, this drone smuggling scheme was stopped before these dangerous narcotics could...
  • Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 2:18:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down. “We share your view that law-abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for operating in an industry that a particular administration might disfavor,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote the GOP lawmakers in a letter dated Aug. 16. The letter continued, saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation “subsequently rescinded its list of purportedly ‘high risk’ merchants. The Department of Justice (Department) strongly...
  • The Squishy Secrets of Hard Hate-Crime Stats

    08/18/2017 1:49:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | August 18, 2017 | James Varney
    On a clear February day in 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack III pushed his single-engine airplane to its top speed and flew it into an IRS office in Austin, Texas, killing himself and a manager of the federal tax collecting agency. Stack’s suicide mission was clearly an act of extremist terror, but which kind? Was it right-wing because he attacked a government office? Or was it left-wing because the writing he left behind favorably compared communism to capitalism and railed against the bailout of financial institutions in 2008? Those seemingly arcane and morbid questions have taken on new urgency since President Trump...
  • Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?

    08/17/2017 2:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 16, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Almost everything about the Charlottesville riot was disgraceful except the conduct of the president. The move to take down the statue of General Robert E. Lee was nonsense. Lee has few rivals as the greatest general in American history (Grant, Sherman, MacArthur, and Eisenhower perhaps). He opposed the secession of Virginia from the Union but, as was common in the South then (and has not entirely died out in any region of the United States today),believed he owed his first loyalty to his state over the United States. He was less dedicated to the virtues of slavery than was Charlottesville’s...
  • CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Has 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'

    08/16/2017 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson claimed that the Republican party has been "playing the race card" for "many decades" as she commented on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's recent comments in which he seemed to give cover to white racist rally participants in Charlottesville. At 9:08 a.m. ET, after recounting Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's reaction to Trump's comments, Henderson continued: CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Have 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'   I think you have Republicans who are going to have to figure out what they're going...
  • David Horowitz: Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' of Summer

    08/16/2017 1:00:05 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Horowitz
    The tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation toward civil war. Instead, the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally.
  • Is it still safe to be a southerner in the U.S.?

    08/15/2017 5:31:16 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 64 replies
    Despite laws making the destruction of public property a criminal offense the North Carolina police watched as a motley group of young vandals pulled down a statue of a confederate soldier and then kicked it repeatedly. Question: Is is still safe to be a southerner in the US? § 14-127. Willful and wanton injury to real property. If any person shall willfully and wantonly damage, injure or destroy any real property whatsoever, either of a public or private nature, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (R.C., c. 34, s. 111; 1873-4, c. 176, s. 5; Code, s....
  • Suspects In Twin Peaks Fatal Shooting, Robbery Plead Not Guilty (San Francisco)

    08/14/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | August 14, 2017
    Two people charged with murder in the fatal shooting and robbery of a San Francisco man at the Twin Peaks lookout last month entered not guilty pleas today in court. Fantasy Decuir, a 20-year-old San Francisco resident, and Lamonte Mims, a 19-year-old Patterson resident, face charges including murder, second-degree robbery and inflicting injury on an elderly adult in the July 16 fatal shooting of Edward French.

    08/13/2017 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Jeff Crouere
    From the rising crime rate to the third world street conditions to the flooding woes, New Orleans is generating the worst kind of national publicity For months, the liberal news media has been championing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Landrieu was praised for his “courageous leadership” in taking down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans earlier this year. Never mind that it was an issue manufactured by Landrieu to create racial division and publicity. In the end, the monument removal cost $2.1 million dollars, precious funds that were needed elsewhere.
  • Lawyer of Migrant Who Filmed Facebook Livestream Rape Claims Client ‘Did Not Understand’ It Was Rape

    08/13/2017 8:47:13 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-12-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Mr Welin wrote that the case will attempt to raise “several questions about what actually constitutes an offence, which criteria must be considered to obligate someone to reveal rape.” He added that his client did not understand at the time that the actions of the other two men, 21-year old Reza Mohammed Ahmadi and 18-year-old Maysam Afshar, were rape. The lawyer also argued that Mr Khodagholi suffers from a mental handicap which could have impaired his ability to properly judge the situation.
  • Inside job? New report claims hacked DNC emails were actually a LEAK (Duh. TR)

    08/13/2017 3:20:01 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-13-2017 | Jessica Finn
    According to The Nation, forensic experts and four former NSA employees claim to have new evidence that the Democratic National Committee hack happened locally with a memory key or other portable storage device. The experts speaking to The Nation argue the files were too large to have been transmitted over the internet, therefore they must have happened on site, by someone within the DNC.