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  • Liberals are threatening companies that do business in Alabama ahead of Tuesday’s election

    12/10/2017 4:25:35 PM PST · by x1stcav · 75 replies
    twitchy ^ | 12/10/17 | Greg P.
    That’s a nice auto industry you got there … would be a real shame if anything happened to it… That’s the literal threat from liberal Shannon Coulter, co-founder of the #GrabYourWallet movent that looks to boycott businesses that are considered pro-Trump:
  • Evidence Obama Administration Discriminated Against Conservatives [semi-satire]

    10/29/2017 10:58:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week evidence of a comprehensive policy of illegal discrimination by the Obama Administration against conservatives emerged on two fronts. First was the discovery of an internal IRS email outlining an intentional plan to obstruct Tea Party organizations from obtaining tax-exempt status for educational activities. An April 1, 2011 email from Elizabeth Kastenberg, an official in the agency's exempt organizations division, confirmed that "these cases are held back primarily because of their political party affiliation rather than specifically any political activities." The IRS also illegally colluded with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to crack down on conservative nonprofits during the...
  • In Page Six Inquiry, Gossip Swirls Around Gossips

    04/08/2006 9:10:01 AM PDT · by bad company · 10 replies · 514+ views
    www.nytimes.com/ ^ | /2006/04/08 | By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, ALLISON HOPE WEINER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, ALLISON HOPE WEINER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM The New York Post is cooperating with a federal investigation into whether a longtime contributor for the Page Six gossip column — the avidly read daily log of wrongdoing, double-dealing and sexual indiscretions by celebrities both minor and major — tried to extort money from a California billionaire, according to a spokesman for the newspaper. Several people involved in the investigation said the reporter, Jared Paul Stern, had been captured on a video recording demanding a $100,000 payment and a monthly stipend of $10,000 from Ronald W. Burkle in return...
  • Trump has made 'our rockets' visit' to U.S. mainland inevitable, North Korean foreign minister says

    09/23/2017 1:25:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Reuters
    North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was "inevitable" after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man," in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to Trump. "Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally...
  • How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance

    09/23/2017 12:11:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    [snip]The Obama administration’s massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis. At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration. An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, “slush fund” fed from government settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Co.,...
  • Rep. Franks: N. Korea Doesn't Want to Fight Us, It Wants to Extort Us

    09/21/2017 3:17:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/20/2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on President Donald Trump's remarks Tuesday at the United Nations, particularly regarding Communist North Korea, House Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said the North Korean regime "does not want to fight the United States" but it does "want to extort the United States." “North Korea does not want to fight the United States," said Rep. Franks in a press release. "They want to extort the United States." "They watched Bill Clinton pay their ransom when he negotiated an agreement with North Korea that ultimately gave them time to develop nuclear weapons," said Franks. "They watched Barack Obama make a deal...
  • Sacramento approves $1.5 million to tackle gun violence (Pay gangs not to shoot)

    09/05/2017 6:30:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 9-1-2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    Sacramento approves $1.5 million to tackle gun violence 9/01/17 | by Jennifer Cruz The city of Sacramento is tackling gang violence. Critics claim the council just voted unanimously to pay folks not to commit crimes. So what's the deal? We spoke with the Director of the Mayor's Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force back in March. We asked just how big a deal is gang violence here in Sacramento? It's a part of an 18-month program where those involved get job-training and mentoring. If they complete six months successfully, they could also receive up to $1,000 per month for nine...
  • Trump Says ‘Talking Is Not The Answer’ In North Korea

    08/30/2017 10:23:30 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 08/30/2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that dialogue is not the answer to the North Korean nuclear threat. The Trump administration has been pursuing a policy of “maximum pressure and engagement,” which involves strong economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to bring North Korea to the negotiating table. Trump, however, signaled Wednesday that there is no point in talking to North Korea. "The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2017 Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Aug. 22...
  • 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...
  • Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan

    07/29/2017 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn’t stopped him from leaving the U.S. Monday. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest she also appears to have known that his wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the country for good months ago — while she was also a criminal suspect. In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests...
  • Ted Cruz: CNN May Have Broken Georgia Law

    07/05/2017 9:33:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/05/2017
    According to Senator Ted Cruz, CNN’s threats to dox the Reddit user who created the Trump wrestling CNN video could be a violation of Georgia law. CNN discovered the identity of the Reddit user who made the video and essentially threatened to reveal his identity if he continued to post unsavory content. Cruz said if CNN tracked down the Reddit user through his IP address and then used that information to threaten him, they could be in violation of a Georgia law. CNN headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA. The GA Code explains that someone could be guilty of “Theft...
  • CNN and @AnaCabrera are tripling down on threatening Reddit user!! Wow

    07/05/2017 11:35:53 AM PDT · by catnipman · 67 replies
    CNN via twitter ^ | 7/5/2017 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN and @AnaCabrera are tripling down on threatening Reddit user!! Wow
  • CNN Jumps Into Bed With Al Jazeera

    07/05/2017 11:34:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/17 | Judi McLeod
    So the real story is that CNN, which has thrown in with Al Jazeera, is the new tag team that will be going after the POTUS full force Reddit should be smelling a big rat by now. The stench is coming from something even more putrid than Fake News Central CNN trying to hide under the rug on their blackmail attempts against the Reddit user behind the gif of President Trump wrestling a CNN image superimposed on WWE founder Vince McMahon.
  • CNN’s Cuomo Deletes Tweet Threatening Reddit User Who Posted Trump Video

    07/05/2017 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 90 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/05/2017
    Co-host of CNN’s “New Day” Chris Cuomo deleted a tweet Wednesday in which he proposed revealing the identity of the Reddit user who posted the CNN wrestling video of President Donald Trump. One Twitter user screen shot Cuomo’s tweet and criticized the co-host for trying to intimidate a teenager in order to suppress negative coverage of his home network. Why did @ChrisCuomo delete this tweet? Possibly because they found out it was 15 year old kid they are trying to extort. #CNNBlackmail pic.twitter.com/JfLWOI6bo4 — Mark M. (@mmontuori) July 5, 2017
  • #CNNBlackmail: Outrage after network appears to threaten Reddit user

    07/05/2017 10:13:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/5/17 | Cody Derespina
    Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz even suggested on Twitter that CNN could have a legal problem. “Troubling. I assume CNN's lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion. If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker's IP...it's a GA crime if they threatened to ‘Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule....’” he wrote.
  • CNN’s ‘#CNNBlackMail’ hashtag of shame

    07/05/2017 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumle
    CNN, already down in the dumps about skewed coverage that led to the departure of three network news staffers, is now walking a Twitter hall of shame with a hashtag that showcases the company as less than honorable — as one and the same with, say, mobsters and the criminal underworld. #CNNBlackmail soared to the top of trending Twitter feeds in the United States, the somewhat predictable result of the company’s seeming foray into — well, blackmail. And of a private citizen, no less. Here’s what’s going on: Sunday, President Donald Trump linked a video in his tweet that showed...
  • CNN Threatens Reddit User For Exercising Free Speech | #CNNBlackmail [video only]

    07/05/2017 1:18:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 153 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 4, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    As America celebrated Independence Day, the Internet exploded following allegations that CNN threatened and coerced the Reddit user behind the popular Donald Trump/CNN Wrestling meme into silence for exercising his first amendment rights. In an article by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, it is detailed how Reddit user HanA**holeSolo “apologized for calls for violence against the press,” took down all his social media posts, begged for his identity not to be released an promised he wouldn’t engage in any similar behavior. The article noted that CNN agreed not to release his name, but “reserves the right to publish his identity should any...
  • Vanity: CNNBlackmail Now Top Trend on Twitter

    07/04/2017 9:16:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 122 replies
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/CNNBlackmail Some amusing posts in response to CNN Doxing the creator of the Trump vs. CNN wrestling meme from earlier this week. Doxing = threat to personally expose a private citizen on the internet for purpose of putting them in financial and physical jeopardy.
  • Mayors Ready to Act on Paris Climate Accord Without Federal Government

    06/09/2017 9:21:49 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9 June, 2017 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, described the group’s “collective opinion” on withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord as a “shortsighted political decision” that is going to “negatively impact” U.S. economic growth. Landrieu said that President Trump’s “America First” outlook, which fueled his decision to withdraw from the climate agreement, should not mean “America Only.” “Although we are spending a lot of time talking about ‘America First,’ while many of us may agree with that, it cannot be ‘America Only’ – the feeling about this is the decision to withdraw...
  • Violence And Intimidation Against Republicans Are Becoming The New Normal

    05/15/2017 7:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Violence and intimidation against Republicans are quickly becoming the new normal in an increasingly tense political climate. In one of the most recent incidents, police in Tennessee charged a woman with felony reckless endangerment on Thursday for allegedly trying to run Republican Congressman David Kustoff off the road after a town hall. The woman, Wendi Wright, was reportedly enraged over Kustoff’s support for the American Health Care Act and screamed at the congressman and his aide, striking his car windows and reaching inside the vehicle.