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  • Israeli firm rumoured to have helped FBI hack into iPhone claims it can unlock any smartphone

    09/27/2016 12:11:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    international Business Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Agamoni Ghosh
    The company says it can hack into an iPhone 7 as well depending on the data required. Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world. The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology. A BBC report details how the firm – that helps the police gain access to data on smartphones belonging to suspected criminals...
  • “GIVING AWAY CONTROL OF THE INTERNET OR ANY PART OF IT IS SHEER LUNACY", JIM ROBINSON

    09/26/2016 11:46:33 PM PDT · by The Westerner · 6 replies
    (Vanity)
    Several days ago, I pinged JimRob to ask his opinion of turning ICANN (internet domain name registry) over to Obama's soulmates, countries that hate America for its individualism and proud history, Jim answered with one line, quoted in the title. There is a way to block the transfer by contacting these Congressmen and demanding they stop the transfer on Oct. 1. Folks we have 3 days before it is too late, please consider making just one phone call—more if you can... "Protecting Internet Freedom Act" Senate Bill 3031 House Resolution 5418 MITCH MCCONNELL http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact 202-224-2541 Washington - I have been...
  • FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Praises TPP As “Gold Standard In Free Trade Agreements”

    09/26/2016 9:01:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    Published on Jun 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton Praises TPP As “Gold Standard In Free Trade Agreements” (11/15/12)
  • Freep Poll on Lester Holt's Performance

    09/26/2016 8:38:11 PM PDT · by onevoter · 59 replies
    MSN ^ | 09/26/2016 | MSN
    How would you grade Lester Holt
  • John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China

    09/26/2016 3:56:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 20 September 2016 | Lee Fang
    John Boehner, the retired speaker of the House, is monetizing his decades of political relationships and cashing out to serve some of the most powerful special interests in the world. Boehner is joining Squire Patton Boggs, a lobbying firm that peddles its considerable influence on behalf of a number of foreign nations, including most notably the People’s Republic of China. Serving Beijing is somewhat appropriate: Boehner has long been a supporter of unfettered trade, helping to lead the effort to grant Most Favored Nation status to China. Squire Patton Boggs also represents a long list of corporate clients, including AT&T,...
  • 10 Ways Local Police Are Spying on Your Community

    09/26/2016 3:28:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 12 September 2016
    The proliferation in local police departmentsÂ’ use of surveillance technology, which in most places has occurred without any community input or control, presents significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities. Here is a list of costly and invasive surveillance technologies that might be recording you, your family, and your neighbors right now: 1.) Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras CCTV allows the police to monitor us any time we are in a public space, even if they have no reason for doing so. Despite proof that CCTV is ineffective in reducing crime,...
  • After 75 Years Of Rogue Operations—–The FBI’s Hillary Clinton Email Probe Is The Final Straw

    09/26/2016 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Contra Corner | 24 September 2016 | no byline
    Fresh proof the FBI’s Hillary email probe was a joke … Yet another surprise revelation suggests strongly that the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail mess was anything but a by-the-book investigation. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he learned only Friday that the Justice Department gave immunity deals to Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other aides. That brings to five the number of Clintonistas who got a pass in exchange for testimony and/or information. -New York Post ____ The FBI’s erosion of reputation – taking place this very day and minute as a...
  • Hungary Says Migration Spreads Terror

    09/26/2016 3:05:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 23 September 2016 | Michael Astor
    Migratory policies around the world have failed, leading to the spread of terrorism, Hungary's foreign minister told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday. Peter Szijjarto said the international community must make it clear that there is no excuse for violating the borders between two peaceful countries and do its best to keep migrants and refugees as close to their home countries as possible. "The uncontrolled and unregulated mass migration offered opportunity for terrorist organizations to send their fighters and to send their terrorists to other countries and continents," Szijjarto said. He added that Hungary is "a Christian country" and expressed...
  • Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse

    09/26/2016 2:54:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 25 September 2016 | Sig Christenson
    The shortage stands at 723 pilots this year and is expected to worsen, reaching 1,000 in 2017, with no immediate way to plug the gap because the Air Force needs two years to transform a young officer into a fighter pilot. While active-duty pilot training will increase from 200 this year to 285 in 2017, it won’t begin to replace the lost talent and institutional memory.
  • A Plea to My Fellow FReepers: Ignore the Polls and Full Speed Ahead

    09/26/2016 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 18 replies
    Vanity
    This is a personal plea to my fellow FReepers. I'm not a political genius but I am a 72-year-old retired Washington DC attorney. I've seen this all before. I'll been fighting for conservative causes since Nixon in 1960. Those 56 years of political infighting have taught me one thing; ignore the polls, work your butt off like the election is tomorrow, and you're still 3% behind. Just like a racehorse can't "lay down" in the home stretch of a race, now is not the time to take any comfort in the polls or anything Hillary does to self-destruct. Now is...
  • Debate Live Thread: Trump vs. Clinton (Begins 9 pm EST)

    09/26/2016 2:25:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    Facebook and Numerous ^ | 26 Sep 16 | Donald Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Live Streams: ABC News Go Live Stream debate live stream DEBATE LIVE STREAM- DONALD TRUMP VS. HILLARY CLINTON
  • A TALE OF TWO LESTER HOLT INTERVIEWS

    09/26/2016 2:11:29 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    View tonight’s moderator interview both Hillary and Trump
  • What Do We Know?

    09/26/2016 2:03:48 PM PDT · by Weeble · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 09/26/2016 | Jim Quinn
    As this vitriolic, unpredictable, outrageously entertaining presidential campaign enters its final stages I find myself pondering what happens next. I was reminded of the last scene in the 1972 movie, The Candidate. The movie is about a young untested non-politician candidate for U.S. Senator in California who puts his fate in the hands of a veteran political operative and overcomes a double digit polling deficit to win a huge upset victory. His entire focus during the campaign was to win. In the final scene of the movie he is standing among the celebrating campaign staffers and the fawning press corp....
  • Stunningly Brave – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Union Endorses Donald Trump

    09/26/2016 1:50:29 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 26, 2016 | Sundance
    The union behind the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped into the breech and announced their endorsement for Donald Trump for president. Today, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, the official union representing 5,000 federal immigration officers and law enforcement support staff made their first-ever endorsement of any candidate for any elected office. ICE officers are responsible for interior enforcement of immigration laws within the United States. The President of the National ICE Council, Chris Crane, issued the following statement on the union’s endorsement of Donald J. Trump: “The men and women of Immigration and...
  • What Clinton and Trump need to do to be the least unlikable candidate

    09/26/2016 1:35:55 PM PDT · by sally234 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/26/16 | Beverly Hallberg
    So what's different about 2016? The debate-as-litmus-test for likability doesn't apply. This year it's about unlikability. In other words, in an election cycle where both candidates are historically unlikable, voters aren't asking "Who do I like the most?" they're asking "Who do I dislike the least?" Here's what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do to win the "least unlikable" award.
  • Tim Kaine attending 3 events in Orlando, including debate watch party (Gay group)

    09/26/2016 1:20:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    If you plan to root for Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate Monday, you can watch alongside her vice presidential pick Tim Kaine in downtown Orlando. Kaine is scheduled to attend three events in Orlando on Monday and Tuesday, including a watch party for the debate, which is anticipated to be one of the most watched in decades. The string of events starts Monday at 4 p.m. when Kaine is scheduled to meet with Hispanic faith leaders at the Iglesia El Calvario church at 2500 West Oak Ridge Rd. The meeting is not open to the public.
  • Protecting Internet Freedom Act Legislative Update

    09/26/2016 12:42:04 PM PDT · by bushwon · 17 replies
    Legislative Offices ^ | 9/26/26 | bushwon
    Friday, Sept. 30, is deadline for Protecting Internet Freedom Act - SB3031 and HR5418 THAT IS FOUR DAYS!! Talked to Cruz and Duffy offices 9/26. McConnell's tech person was supposed to call back...in meetings 2 hours ago...Cornyn went to voicemail. Cruz office: Suggested call McConnell! Senate needs to include language form both SB3031 and HR5418 in Continuing Resolution (CR). We need to light a fire~McConnell needs to make this a priority. Senator Cornyn is the Whip and has influence over what is brought to floor. They felt it was ok to contact Ryan too. Make this a priority!!! Duffy office:...
  • Debate progress: Live updates! (satire)

    09/26/2016 11:57:21 AM PDT · by VideoPaul · 30 replies
    Self | 9/26/16 | Self
    3:00 P{M: Hillary is being given the wake-me-up injection now. Handlers are changing her diaper and fitting the waste collection bags at this time. Pants suit at the ready...
  • Bill Weld: Clinton camp ‘planted’ rumors of Libertarian collapse

    09/26/2016 11:17:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 31 replies
    Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld said he was inundated with dozens of phone calls and emails last week telling him to drop out of his campaign for the White House, after rumors were “planted” by Hillary Clinton’s team that he might drop out of the race and endorse Clinton. “Obviously the call had gone out from somewhere,” Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, said today during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio. “And I’ve got to think directly or indirectly, it’s from the Clinton campaign.”
  • Charlie Daniels: What In the Hell Has Happened to Our Country?

    09/26/2016 11:00:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Charlie Daniels
    A recent poll discovered that 44 percent of the population in this country no longer take pride in being Americans. 44 percent of the people living in the nation with more opportunity, more security, the land of overnight millionaires, the place where even the biggest dreams can come true, have decided that America is not still the greatest nation the world has ever known, but a place to be ashamed of, guilty of nation building, fighting ignoble wars and suppressing minorities. What has led us to this sorry state of affairs? How can people who have been blessed just to...
  • Trump Debate Invitees Include Benghazi Survivor, Gold Star Mom

    09/26/2016 10:40:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    MEdiaite ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joe Depaulo
    CNN has just released a partial list of Donald Trump debate invitees. Gennifer Flowers: Out Benghazi survivor Mark Geist: In TWITTER: Jim Acosta Among Trump camp guests: Gen. Mike Flynn, Gen. Keith Kellogg, Bruce LaVelle, Mark Geist (survived Benghazi), Karen Vaughn (Gold Star mom) 1:02 PM - 26 Sep 2016
  • War crimes tribunal for ISIS detainees lacks support

    09/26/2016 10:36:19 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    The Telegram ^ | September 25, 2016 | Desmond Butler and Lori Hinnant (AP)
    War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal. Two years after the IS onslaught in northern Iraq, the investigators, as well as U.S. diplomats, say the Obama administration has done little to pursue prosecution of the crimes that Secretary of State John Kerry has called genocide. Current and former State Department officials say that an attempt in late 2014 to have...
  • Party Loyalty Can’t Make Me Vote for Clinton

    09/26/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | Andrew Stein
    Party Loyalty Can’t Make Me Vote for Clinton A lifelong Democrat, I’m backing Trump because he can shake up our politics and revive the economy. Andrew Stein I have been steeped in the Democratic Party all my life. My father, Jerry, was a New York City Democratic chairman and power broker, and I grew up in and around the Democratic Party. When I was a young man, former senators and Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Hubert Humphrey and Estes Kefauver stayed at my apartment and we would proudly discuss the great traditions of the Democratic Party. My father was a...
  • Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio to Meet at White House to Discuss Climate Change(Major BARF!)

    09/26/2016 10:21:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Mark Judge
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will meet on October 3 to discuss climate change. The meeting will take place at the White House as part of the inaugural South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action. It will include a screening of DiCaprio’s new environmental documentary “Before the Flood,” which will be in theaters October 21. The president and the Oscar-winning actor will take part in a conversion with climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about "the importance of protecting the one planet we've got for future generations."
  • Was CIA Director Brennan’s 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    09/26/2016 10:08:01 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan (shown) was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you...
  • Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

    09/26/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by detective · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she's following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem. "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom." Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the...
  • Everything You Need To Know Before Obama’s Global Warming Plan Goes To Court

    09/26/2016 9:40:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | Kevin Daley
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday in West Virginia v. EPA, the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature global warming initiative, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The litigation is massive in scale — nearly every state in the union is involved in some capacity. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states who are challenging the rule, while 18 states have come to the Plan’s defense. Each side is joined by activist and industry groups, electric companies, academics, lawmakers, tech companies, and retired dignitaries who together have filed over 70...
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 109 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • ISIS Executes 100 Iraqi Civilians

    09/26/2016 9:24:50 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | September 25, 2016
    shocking new video put out by the Islamic State shows the organization’s fighters shooting at least 100 captured male Iraqi civilians in a trench. The clip begins with the fighters shepherding a line of captured Iraqis into a trench. It then cuts to the civilians kneeling in a room being beaten by the fighters. They are then taken outside and lined up in a trench. Fighters execute them one by one, while slow dramatic jihadi music plays. The clip ends with ISIS fighters in uniform slowly walking down a road, as seen through the lens of night-vision goggles.
  • Crap & Trade: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown helps save planet by regulating cow flatulence & manure

    09/26/2016 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | Doug Powers
    The legislation will require steep reductions in a variety of pollutants, including methane; HFC gases used in aerosols and air conditioning refrigerants; and soot, known as black carbon. It’s tied to $90 million in funding for the dairy industry and garbage collectors. “This bill curbs these dangerous pollutants and thereby protects public health and slows climate change,” Brown said in a statement. Dairy farmers can expect more state bureaucrats show up at their farms to do some sniffing around: The legislation also allows the Air Resources Board to regulate cow flatulence if there’s viable technology to reduce it. After the...
  • BLM office in Junction to see change ( Colorado UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Grand Junction will no longer be home to a district Bureau of Land Management office after the agency’s Grand Junction Field Office gets transferred from the northwest Colorado district to the southwest district under a reorganization. ... Mesa County Commissioner John Justman is uncomfortable with the Grand Junction Field Office no longer being part of the Northwest District, despite Mesa County’s close economic ties to the oil and gas development that takes place in northwest Colorado. Many area oil and gas jobs are based in Mesa County. “Financially the county is much more attached to the Northwest District than the...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • The friendship of George W. Bush and Michelle Obama

    09/26/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2016 | Caroline Kenny
    <p>Saturday's dedication of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture brought together the president who signed into law the funding for the museum and the president who was in office during its completion.</p> <p>But the gathering of the 43rd and 44th first couples also saw the reuniting of two unlikely friends.</p>
  • Smaller Chains And Indie Theaters Join Fox Searchlight In ‘Birth’ Voter Registration Drive

    09/26/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A plethora of smaller theater chains and independent theaters, but none of the biggest exhibitors, joined Fox Searchlight Pictures in opening their lobbies to a voter registration drive associated with promotional screenings and the opening of The Birth Of A Nation on October 7. Fox on Monday announced a roster of participants that included Bowtie Cinemas, Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns, among others. But power players like AMC, Regal and Cinemark were not on the list. Backers of the registration drive included public interest organizations like the League Of Women Voters and the National Coalition Of Black Civic Participation. The...
  • Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by U.S. immigration officers

    09/26/2016 7:29:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/16 | Steve Holland
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump picked up the endorsement on Monday of the union representing 5,000 federal immigration officers, a boost of support for his immigration policy ahead of his first debate...
  • The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham

    09/26/2016 7:26:37 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 42 replies
    NSA Analyst: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton
  • Behind the Clinton Immunity Deals

    09/26/2016 6:37:52 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    We now know that the Justice Department granted immunity to at least five of Hillary Clinton's close aides during the FBI's investigation of her email scam. However, it's hard to understand, in light of the ultimate disposition of the case, why Justice gave these people immunity. Representative Jason Chaffetz, whose committee has the herculean task of cleaning the Augean Clinton State Department stables, revealed the previously unpublicized immunity deals. He was quoted as saying of them, "[N]o wonder they couldn't prosecute a case" referring to the FBI and Justice Department. In fact, in normal circumstances, Chaffetz is exactly wrong. Immunity...
  • Obama’s refugee screening default

    09/26/2016 6:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2016 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    One hot-button issue in the first Presidential debate will be the Syrian and other refugees that are allowed into the country. The vetting process of asylum seekers for resettlement in the United States usually takes between 18 to 24 months. But to meet President Obama’s goal of bringing in “at least 10,000” more Syrian refugees by the end of 2016, the process was cut to 3 months. And on August 29, White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced, “this goal that was met a month ahead of schedule.”
  • We’re Laughing at the Self-Destruction of the Media Gatekeepers

    09/26/2016 6:09:46 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Sept. 26,2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The media meltdown we are gobbling popcorn to right now is the result of two key phenomena – we normals have grown tired of the media elite’s lies, and today’s technology allows us to ignore the people who would presume to tell us what we can and cannot know. As the walls collapse around the few remaining information gates and we barbarians bypass them, gatekeeper gigs are becoming as rare as jobs for millennials with masters degrees in Feminist Interpretive Dance. Now you media creeps are finding yourself ignored and irrelevant as America proceeds to do whatever the hell it...
  • Major City Murders Rising by One-Third From 2014 to 2016, Admits Left-Wing Legal Group

    09/26/2016 6:02:43 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Brennan Center for Justice admits the ongoing spike in murders in the nation’s major cities when it released its September report on crime. “Nationally, the murder rate is projected to increase 31.5 percent from 2014 to 2016 — with half of additional murders attributable to Baltimore, Chicago, and Houston,” the group said in its summary of its new report, “Crime in 2016: A Preliminary Analysis.” That adds up to additional 496 real and projected dead Americans from 2015 to 2016, in 22 cities.
  • Army Drops Smith & Wesson from Pistol Competition

    09/26/2016 5:16:28 AM PDT · by shove_it · 48 replies
    KitUp ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | MATTHEW COX
    The U.S. Army has dropped Smith & Wesson from its Modular Handgun System competition, according to a Sept. 23 report Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Smith & Wesson, which was partnered with General Dynamics, was one of five gun makers competing to replace the Army’s M9 9mm pistol. “We and our partner in the pursuit of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System, or MHS, solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm have been notified by the Department of the Army that our proposal was not selected to advance to the next...
  • Obama does it again; honors Arnold Palmer by tweeting a picture of himself (vanity)

    09/26/2016 5:13:38 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Me
    Just saw it on ESPN. Won't bother posting the tweet and giving POTUS (or is it POS?) more airtime. He honored Arnold Palmer with a picture of himself putting in the Oval Office while Arnie was standing off to the side. This cannot end soon enough
  • Duck And Run—-The Robot Doth Blather [YELLEN & HER FED]

    09/26/2016 3:48:40 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 2 replies
    david stockman's contracorner ^ | September 23, 2016 | David Stockman 
    Listening to Janet Yellen splitting hairs and blathering in circles about the state of the economy yesterday was enough to put you in mind of a paint-by-the-numbers robot built in the labs at MIT and programmed by its Keynesian economics department. After all, the latter has also inflicted on the world Paul Samuelson, Stanley Fischer, and his infamous student, Ben Bernanke.So why not a four-fer?There is only one question that Yellen needs to answer and then all else is readily explained. To wit, does she actually believe that the money market rate——as formerly measured by Fed funds before Bernanke nationalized the interbank market in September 2008——is a wholly owned property of the...
  • Gowdy: State Dept. 'Aided and Abetted' Clinton Email Cover-Up

    09/25/2016 11:49:20 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There was a cover-up when it came to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and the State Department "aided and abetted that cover-up," Rep. Trey Gowdy, who chairs the House's Select Committee on Benghazi, said Sunday. Gowdy said that arrangement went on to allow Clinton to keep her emails for two more years after she left office. "She had this arrangement for the entire time she was secretary of state, then she kept them for two years," the Tennessee Republican lawmaker told Fox News' Bret Baier. "It was only because the State Department would not go away, and...
  • Hillary staffer left classified document in Russian hotel room

    09/25/2016 10:45:58 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2016 | John Smith
    When Hillary chastises Trump for supposedly being allied with Putin or claims that the Russians hacked the DNC email, she should really reflect on her own staff’s actions in aiding and abetting Putin’s intelligence gathering. Russian TV reports that the FBI discovered another security violation when US Diplomatic Security (DS) found a classified document from then Sec State Clinton’s briefing book left behind in a Russian hotel room. Monica Hanley, one of Hillary’s former aides, was given a diplomatic pouch with the Sec State’s briefing book and took the pouch to the suite of the Russian hotel she was sharing...
  • Obama’s Email Alias With Clinton Raises Disturbing Questions

    09/25/2016 10:29:11 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 26, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    President Obama has provoked even greater concern regarding Hillary Clinton’s far-reaching email scandal with revelations that he used an undisclosed pseudonym in email communications that were routed through her private email server. The email dates back to 2012 during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state and information relating to it was disclosed by the FBI as the agency released its second batch of documents in connection with its investigation of Clinton’s alleged inappropriate handling of government emails and possible security breaches. During the course of the Bureau’s interview with Huma Abedin, one of Clinton’s closest advisors, investigators showed her the...
  • Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that's OK[ 300+ Weapons lost ! ]

    09/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 25,2016 | By TONY SAAVEDRA
    Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street. An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies. Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected...
  • Ecuador hopes hearing marks ‘beginning of the end’ of Assange saga

    09/25/2016 9:36:18 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 8 replies
    Himalayan Times/Reuters ^ | September 25, 2016 | Unknown
    UNITED NATIONS: Ecuador hopes that the October questioning of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the country’s London Embassy since 2012, will mark the “beginning of the end” of the legal deadlock over case, Ecuador’s foreign minister said.
  • Will Republican leaders rubber stamp Obama’s internet giveaway? [Updated With Cartoon]

    09/25/2016 9:31:10 PM PDT · by bushwon · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/22/16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Congress is ironing out another of its continuing resolutions. Conservatives led by Ted Cruz are insisting that the resolution include language that would block the transition away from U.S. oversight of the Internet’s domain name system. Donald Trump has backed Cruz in this fight. Why is ongoing U.S. oversight so important? Because, as Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, says: Continuing U.S. oversight of the Internet’s domain name system protects the First Amendment rights of everyone who uses the Internet and prevents the creation of a global monopoly that one day could censor the Internet absent U.S. governance....
  • Obama: White Officers ‘In Fits and Starts Are Struggling to Understand’ Discrimination

    09/25/2016 9:15:07 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Pam Key
    Saturday at the grand opening ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, while referencing the recent police shootings, President Barack Obama said, “Within the white communities, across the nation, we see the sincerity of law enforcement officers and officials, who in fits and starts are struggling to understand, and are trying to do the right thing.” Obama said, “A museum alone will not alleviate poverty in every inner city or every rural hamlet. It won’t eliminate gun violence from all our neighborhoods, or immediately ensure that justice is always color blind. It won’t wipe away every...