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  • (Sheldon) Adelson questioned in PM corruption probe (Israel)

    06/26/2017 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Israel National News ^ | 6/6/2017 | JTA
    JTA-American Jewish billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson was questioned by police for a second time in a corruption investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson met on Monday with investigators from the Israel Police.........
  • No In-State Tuition for Arizona DREAMers, Court Rules

    06/25/2017 6:48:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | LANA SHADWICK
    An appellate court in Arizona ruled that DREAMers cannot receive in-state tuition. Each state can determine whether it can give these tax-supported benefits, the court held. Under the ruling, illegal immigrants that have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status may not pay the in-state tuition rate. “The decision is key because in-state tuition is yet another benefit that acts as a magnet for illegal aliens choosing to make the reckless and irresponsible decision to bring their children illegally across our sovereign borders,” Immigration Reform Law Institute’s (IRLI) executive director and general counsel, Dale Wilcox told Breitbart Texas. Arizona...
  • It’s going to end ‘extremely badly,’ with stocks set to plummet 40% or more {TR}

    06/25/2017 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 Jun 17 | Stephanie Landsman
    If the man often hailed as the original "Dr. Doom" is right, the stock market could see another "lurch" higher — at which point investors may want to cash out quickly and run for cover. Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report' and a perennial bear, isn't backing down from his latest dire prediction that would send stocks plummeting by 40 percent or more. A drop of that size could take the S&P 500 Index down from Friday's closing price of 2,438 to 1,463. He used the meteoric rise of FANG stocks, which reflects Facebook, Apple,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: James Swett ~ 26 June 2017

    06/25/2017 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ James E. SwettInfo from this website.             James Elms Swett (June 15, 1920 – January 18, 2009) was a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot and ace[1] during World War II. He was awarded the United States' highest military decoration— the Medal of Honor — for actions while a...
  • Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction

    06/25/2017 4:28:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | LUCAS NOLAN
    CNNMoney Executive Editor Rich Barbieri has sent an internal memo to all staff instructing them that all Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or another high-ranking executive, following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia. BuzzFeed’s Deputy News Director Jon Passantino tweeted a screenshot of a leaked internal memo from Barbieri to CNN staff instructing them that all future Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or the VP of Premium Content Video, Jason Farkas. The...
  • Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators [ DNC Worked W/Mexico!]

    06/25/2017 4:04:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Paul Sperry
    Fritsch, who served as the Journal’s bureau chief in Mexico City and has lectured at the liberal Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, married into a family with Mexican business interests. His wife, Beatriz Garcia, formerly worked as an executive at Grupo Dina, a manufacturer of trucks and buses in Mexico City that benefits from NAFTA, which Trump opposes. Fritsch’s Fusion GPS partner Thomas Catan, who grew up in Britain, once edited a business magazine in Mexico, moreover. A third founding partner, Glenn Simpson, is reported to have shared dark views of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. Before joining Fusion...
  • Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead

    06/25/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 21, 2017 | Damon Root
    Asset forfeiture "has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses."In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In...
  • UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus

    06/25/2017 2:08:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A mosque in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi was renamed on Wednesay to “Mariam Umm Eisa” – meaning mother of Jesus in Arabic. The move was aimed at promoting social connections between followers of different religions and strengthen the common characteristics between them, local media reported. The name of the mosque, previously known as “Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque,” was changed by order of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions”. UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi said the move reflected...
  • Pilot tells passengers to pray after plane starts shaking violently

    06/25/2017 1:36:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 73 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | JUNE 25, 2017 2:42 PM | THOMAS OIDE
    There’s standard turbulence, and then there’s what AirAsia passengers experienced during a flight on Sunday morning. An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Austrailia, had to turn back after the A330 plane began shaking. The plane shook for nearly two hours while the plane flew back to Perth, according to CNN. Instagram user @maesaya posted a video of what the inside of the plane looked like after a reported “engine seizure,” according to ABC Online in Australia. “I thought I might die,” the caption read.
  • James Hansen’s controversial sea level rise paper has now been published online

    06/25/2017 1:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/17 | Chris Mooney
    **SNIP** A lengthy, ambitious, and already contested paper by longtime NASA climate scientist James Hansen and 16 colleagues appeared online Thursday in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, an open-access journal published by the European Geosciences Union. The paper, entitled “Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 ◦C global warming is highly dangerous” is now open for comment — peer review in this journal happens in public. And given how much attention the work has already received, it’s likely to generate plenty of comments from fellow scientists. The study raises...
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

    06/25/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Salman · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | David Shimer
    BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. ... The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday. ... According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for persecuting hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this...
  • Canada to Apologise for 'LGBT Purge' in Government

    06/24/2017 11:12:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/24 | Jessica Murphy
    During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation after being harassed and interrogated under a national security campaign now dubbed the "LGBT purge". In 1986, Simon Thwaites was ordered into a meeting with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) special investigative unit. Investigators questioned the then-naval officer about his HIV status - positive, but asymptomatic. Then they asked him to identify friends and other military members who were gay. After the meeting, Thwaites' security clearance was downgraded and he was re-assigned to menial tasks. His commanding officer...
  • Dems Give Politically Connected Judge Six-Figure Gig She’s Too Obese to Do

    06/24/2017 10:33:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/22 | Political deals don’t get any dirtier than this. Members of the all-Democratic City Council in subu
    Political deals don’t get any dirtier than this. Members of the all-Democratic City Council in suburban White Plains rewarded their party’s well-connected chairwoman with a plum six-figure judicial seat — even though she was too sickly to work, critics charge. City Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger — who suffers from a digestive disorder and morbid obesity, among other ailments — was unable to climb the three steps to her courtroom bench, even with the help of a specially installed railing, sources said.
  • U.S. Bans Imports of Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

    06/24/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ivana Kottasová
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from the South American country on Thursday after inspections uncovered public health concerns, unsanitary conditions and animal health issues. The agency said the ban will remain in place until Brazil "takes corrective action." Brazil is the fifth biggest supplier of beef to the U.S., ranking behind only Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. It has sent nearly 50 million pounds of beef to the U.S. so far this year. "Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been...
  • Third time's a charm! Treasury Secretary Mnuchin marries his Scottish actress fiancee ...

    06/24/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 24 June 2017 | Alana Goodman
    Third time might be a charm for US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who wed his Scottish actress fiancee Louise Linton in front of President Trump and the First Lady at a lavish, star-studded ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday. It's the third marriage for ex-banker Mnuchin, 54, who is reportedly worth upwards of $300 million, and the second marriage for Linton, 36, an Edinburgh-born actress who has appeared in several Hollywood films. She was married to Hollywood lawyer Ronald Richards. They divorced in 2009. The pair tied the knot Saturday evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a historic building...
  • Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years

    06/24/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been on the decline since February — falling from (February) 8.1, (March) 8.0, (April) 7.9, and (May) 7.5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Unemployment for black Americans has historically hovered below their white counterparts. The Great Recession drove black unemployment near Great Depression-era levels, reaching 16.8 percent in March 2010. While most Americans were feeling the...
  • Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit…

    06/24/2017 5:08:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 24, 2017 | Sundance
    According to a Fox News Exclusive report, the President Trump administration is considering a Camp-David style Arab peace summit. Those who have followed the administration’s structural activity all year will see this as a natural progression of events within the alliance formed by President Trump and the Mid-East coalition. The four major allies within the growing alliance, Egypt, Saudi, UAE and Bahrain, as well as other moderates supportive of the larger objectives to restore stability, are currently engaged in a campaign to change the outlook of Qatar and stop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood. A peace summit around their...
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton Getting Married Tonight…

    06/24/2017 5:03:45 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and lots of family and friends will be attending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wedding tonight to his long-time fiancee Louise Linton. Secretary Wilbur Ross let the secret out last week when he was introducing Secretary Mnuchin at a conference in Washington. Wilburine said he and his wife “extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing you wed your dear fiancee, Louise Linton, on Saturday.” Secretary Mnuchin, 54, has been engaged to Ms. Linton, a 36-year-old Scottish model/actress, since 2015. Ms. Linton and Secretary Mnuchin were both involved in movie production companies. In late May,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IMPORTANT WORDS ~ 25 June 2017

    06/24/2017 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          IMPORTANT WORDS The SIX most important words: "I ADMIT I MADE A MISTAKE." The FIVE most important words: "YOU DID A GOOD JOB." The FOUR most important words: "WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?" The THREE most important words: "IF YOU PLEASE." The TWO most important words: "THANK YOU." The LEAST important word: "I"    
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.