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    10/17/2019 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger ^ | by Eric Spracklen October 17, 2019
    FULL TITLE: PART 3: FIELD OPS MANAGER AT CNN: ZUCKER’S 9AM CALLS ARE ‘BULHS---;’ “WE’RE TOTALLY LEFT-LEANING…(BUT) WE DON’T WANT TO ADMIT IT” ======================================================= Manager of Field Operations at CNN Patrick Davis Complains “We Could Be So Much Better Than What We Are.” “I Haven’t Listened to a 9AM (Rundown) Call in About 15 Years…Just, I Can’t Listen to It,” Explains Davis, “It’s All Just a Bunch of Bullshit.” Field Production Supervisor at CNN Gerald Sisnette: “The Only Way This Will Go Away is When He (Trump) Dies. Hopefully Soon.” “They Sold Themselves to the Devil. It’s, It’s Sad.” Laments...
  • Washington Post: For the first time, workers are paying a higher tax rate than investors and owners

    10/17/2019 9:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | By Christopher Ingraham
    Most Americans have to work to earn a living. But the rich are different: They get most of their income not from labor but from what they own — companies, stocks, real estate and the like. These income-generating assets are what economists call capital. And because capital is heavily concentrated among the rich, the U.S. government taxed earnings derived from capital at a higher rate than earnings made through labor for the entirety of the 20th century. But that’s no longer the case, according to economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley. In their...
  • Flynn Spygate Saga: Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones

    10/17/2019 9:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/17/2019 | Margot Cleveland
    On Tuesday, attorney Sidney Powell struck again, revealing yet another huge development in the Spygate saga between the lines of her latest motion. That motion, filed in the still-pending criminal case against Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, demanded exculpatory evidence from federal prosecutors.But unlike her previously filed motion to compel, here Powell seeks evidence “that has only recently come into its possession.” And the evidence sought? The data and metadata from two Blackberry devices used by Joseph Mifsud.While Powell’s latest motion barely equaled two pages, the implications are multi-pronged and monumental.That the U.S. government has only recently obtained...
  • Boris Johnson Declares the UK Has Reached a 'Great' Brexit Deal With EU

    10/17/2019 9:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    "Where there's a will, there's a way," European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared on Thursday.Somehow, some way, the United Kingdom has finally reached a Brexit deal with the EU, just two weeks before the deadline to leave the bloc. You can read the full revised withdrawal agreement below, which notably addresses a new plan for the Irish backstop. ?????????? Where there is a will, there is a #deal - we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that #EUCO endorses...
  • A Moral Citizenry Is Not a Theocracy: Understanding the Meaning of Words

    10/17/2019 9:32:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Laura Hollis
    "Theocracy" is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot, and most of the people using it these days don't appear to have the foggiest idea what it means.Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines theocracy as "government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided." A Google search provides a similar definition: "A system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god." (Bill Murray, call your office.)In contemporary American parlance, "theocracy" is inevitably used in the context of a threat -- as in "So-and-so wants us to...
  • 1000 Days And Counting - Trump & The Longest Ongoing Coup In History, Or Is It A Revolution?

    10/17/2019 9:27:53 AM PDT · by rxsid · 11 replies
    Various | 10.17.2019 | Various
    1000 Days And Counting - Trump & The Longest Ongoing Coup In History, Or Is It A Revolution? Or both? Trump rails against impeachment inquiry as his supporters see a 'coup' (Oct. 10, 2019)The American coup against Donald Trump (22 hours ago) It sure feels like a coup. However, Coup d'Etat's typically occur suddenly and attempt to remove/replace a leader (or several leaders), whereas a Revolution often occurs over a longer period of time in an attempt to change the fundamental system of government and society at large. Vote: Trump 1,000 Days In - Is There An Ongoing Coup, Revolution Or Both?
  • IRS Followed Bitcoin Transactions, Taking down The Largest Child Exploitation Site On The Web

    10/17/2019 8:58:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | 16 October 2019 | Kelly Phillips Erb
    The largest dark web child pornography site in the world has been taken down. That was the word today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), together with the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea... IRS-CI was able to trace bitcoin transactions to people all over the world who were uploading and downloading this material, as well as find the location of the site administrator. By analyzing the blockchain and de-anonymizing bitcoin...
  • Chicago Teachers Strike, Demanding Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes

    10/17/2019 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2019 9:51 AM | ZACHARY EVANS
    Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike on Thursday as 27,000 educators began picketing near schools at 6:30 a.m. The strike leaves 300,000 students unsure of when they will return to school. The union listed thirteen demands on its website, which include salary raises for all school employees, smaller class sizes, and hiring more support staff such as teacher’s assistants. “Our students deserve smaller class sizes. They deserve nurses. They deserve social workers. They deserve bilingual educators,” special education teacher Linda Perales told CNN School social worker Emily Penn said teachers face a continuing struggle to work in...
  • Israel envoy demands probe after effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogue

    10/17/2019 7:38:44 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2019 | Natalia Zinets
    KIEV (Reuters) - The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine asked police on Thursday to find and punish people who left a red paint-spattered effigy of tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, who holds a Ukrainian Jewish community leadership post, on the steps of the main synagogue in Kiev. Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine's richest men, is in the public eye over his business ties to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who came to fame as the star of TV show on a channel Kolomoisky owns. The tycoon has been in a protracted legal battle with the authorities over control of Urkaine's biggest bank. Kolomoisky is president of...
  • UK: Muslima plotted to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel

    10/17/2019 7:35:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 17, 2019 8:30 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Muslima plotted to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel OCT 17, 2019 8:30 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER Meanwhile, London Police continue their hunt for people saying rude things. “Alleged Isis supporter accused of St Paul’s Cathedral bomb plot,” PA Media, October 16, 2019: An alleged supporter of the Islamic State terror group has appeared in court accused of a plot to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, is accused of the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications. It is alleged that Shaikh made contact with someone who...
  • Muslim driver who deliberately tried to run over and kill cops and cyclists had “terrorist motives”

    10/17/2019 7:32:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 16, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Judge says Muslim driver who deliberately tried to run over and kill cops and cyclists had “terrorist motives” OCT 16, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Authorities in shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain never dare to discuss or examine, much less confront, the actual nature of those “terrorist motives.” The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014: So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds....
  • Netherlands: Muslim migrant stabs two tourists “to protect the Prophet Muhammad”

    10/17/2019 7:27:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 16, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Netherlands: Muslim migrant stabs two tourists “to protect the Prophet Muhammad” OCT 16, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Jawed Santani has said: “I was planning to kill unfair and cruel people, those who make it possible for the Prophet Mohammed to be insulted…I wanted to defend my religion and make it clear that my religion should be left alone. If you don’t do that, you should be prepared for these kind of actions.” This presents free societies with a choice. Either they defend the freedom of speech and refuse to allow any belief system to be placed beyond criticism,...
  • People lining up in Dallas more than 24 hour in advance of Trump rally (Watch)

    10/17/2019 7:25:25 AM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 15 replies
  • The Nobels In Literature: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

    10/17/2019 7:18:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 17, 2019 10:00 AM | HUGH FITZGERALD
    The Nobels In Literature: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke OCT 17, 2019 10:00 AM BY HUGH FITZGERALD Several friends of mine always wait for the Nobel announcements to finish each year before they then tote up the “scores” for various nationalities and religions. Although these awards are for individual (and for the Peace Nobel, sometimes institutional) achievement, my friends can’t help themselves: they want to know, first of all, “how many Americans won?” (“we got eight this year,” a friend told me yesterday, as if he and I had had something to do with it). Another friend, though not Jewish,...
  • Twenty Unasked questions at the Democrats’ debate

    10/17/2019 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2019 | Jonathan Cohen
    Tuesday’s Democrat presidential debate was a farce! The one thing it clearly demonstrated was that Tom Perez and his DNC buddies were on to something when they froze Fox News out of their debates. Here are some questions not asked. 1. Joe Biden bragged that he forced the Ukraine government to fire the prosecutor investigating the company that put his son on their board by threatening not to give the Ukraine a billion dollars in loan guarantees. Why didn’t Anderson Cooper ask Biden about his own statement? 2. If the Democrats are so worried about the Ukraine getting its military...
  • These Democratic Party presidential candidates are unqualified...and weird

    10/17/2019 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2019 | J Marsolo
    William Buckley once said he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston phone book than the entire Harvard faculty. After watching the October 15 Democratic Party presidential candidate debate, I would rather have as president any of the first 2,000 in any phone book in any city in the USA than the present weird bunch of Democrats. Joe Biden is out of it. He said "coupon-clippers in the stock market" should pay the same tax rates as teachers and firefighters. The "coupon-clippers" are primarily those who buy municipal bonds that are tax-free. The interest is...
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Report–George W. Bush: Trump’s ‘Isolationist’ America Is ‘Dangerous’ for Global Peace

    10/17/2019 6:08:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2019 | John Binder
    Former President George W. Bush, who led the United States into war across the Middle East, attacked President Trump on Wednesday night, saying U.S. intervention is necessary “for the sake of peace” around the globe. During a panel alongside former President Bill Clinton at the Nir School of the Heart, Bush laid into Trump for his recent decision to withdraw up to 1,000 American troops from northeast Syria — fulfilling his longheld campaign promise to bring troops home after more than a decade of war.
  • Bernie Calls Elizabeth Warren The “C” Word

    10/17/2019 4:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 17, 2019 | derek Hunter
    It was the worst thing one Democrat could call another, particularly a woman, and especially a woman of color. Old white man Bernie Sanders went below the belt this week when he dropped the “C” word on Native American Elizabeth Warren. The Vermont socialist called younger squaw a “capitalist.” There was a time, believe it or not, when this would not be controversial. But that day is done. The Democratic Party has moved so far to the left they make the Chinese government seem open to new ideas. You’d never know it if you learned about politics from the legacy...
  • The day The Deacon went 18 (no pitch-count then)

    10/17/2019 3:54:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 33 replies ^ | 7/19/14 | Bob Smizik
    On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates' 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. ... Law started and pitched the first 18 innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. In those 18 innings, he allowed nine hits, two runs -- only one of which was earned -- two walks and 12 strikeouts. On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. Law, nicknamed The Deacon, was not the winning pitcher and didn’t even get a complete game on that Tuesday night at Forbes Field. But...