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  • Vindman Broke Chain of Command to Get Word Out of Trump-Zelensky Call

    11/20/2019 2:32:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 11/19/19 | Randy DeSoto
    Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified on Tuesday that he bypassed his chain of command and went directly to the National Security Council’s legal counsel to raise his concerns about President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. The implication appears to be that Vindman had an agenda, which was only strengthened by his claim in his opening statement that Trump demanded Zelensky open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, though according to the White House’s partial transcript, the commander in chief did no such thing. Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup...
  • Ukraine and the fine hand of George Soros

    11/14/2019 8:00:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    There was a missing person in yesterday’s testimony in the “impeachment inquiry”: George Soros.  One person who noticed was Joe DiGenova, who brought up the involvement of the Hungarian-born billionaire yesterday on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business Network show, only to be attacked viciously for daring to mention He Who Must Not Be Named, on Mediaite by Reed Richardson, who called it a “bonkers conspiracy.” The husband-and-wife Trump defense team of Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing appeared on Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight to push an outlandish conspiracy theory about Ukraine, baselessly alleging that left-wing billionaire George Soros “controls a large part of the foreign service part of the...
  • The Biden-Burisma part of the impeachment hearing

    11/14/2019 7:56:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 11/14/2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    There are plenty of post mortems on day one of the impeachment hearings against President Trump. There’s a summary in The Huffington Post, this left-sided take is from Rolling Stone, and here’s a view from the right-side in The Washington Examiner. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll highlight a few interesting sections from each of the two witnesses. George Kent, Deputy Asst. Secretary of State testified that the Obama administration pressed Ukraine to investigate the Ukrainian energy company Burisma long before President Trump sought an investigation. Kent agrees today that Burisma should be “fully investigated,” as President Trump has asked....
  • Impeachment: In case you missed it -Pretty standard stuff on day one

    11/14/2019 6:24:23 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 25 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 11-14-19 | Tom Shattuck
    Day one of the impeachment hearings came and went and it was not must-see tv. The big “Bombshell” according to the anti-Trump media is that President Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” into the Bidens he was so interested in. This revelation came by way of William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine who speaks with eerie vocal resemblance to Walter Cronkite and former candidate for vice president and friend of JFK, Lloyd Bentsen. Taylor explained his staff just recently told him they had overheard the president while dining out with Gordon Sondland, the Ambassador to the European...
  • ‘Cache of diamonds’: Trump-Biden impeachment fight originates with corrupt chauffeur

    11/14/2019 4:32:47 AM PST · by gattaca · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2019 | Joel Gehrke
    Sixty-five diamonds and a shady chauffeur underpin the investigation that doomed former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin and grew into an impeachment investigation targeting President Trump. Shokin earned the enmity of the United States government through his loyalty to a chauffeur who was caught with a "cache of diamonds" after Shokin gave him a job as a local prosecutor, a key impeachment witness told lawmakers. The ex-driver, Oleksandr Korniyets, abused his position to force wealthy businessmen to give him money in order to avoid criminal charges, George Kent, one of the State Department’s top officials for Europe, testified. Korniyets' misdeeds...
  • Democrats release transcripts of closed-door testimony

    11/12/2019 6:49:13 PM PST · by Taipei · 46 replies
    House Intelligence Committee ^ | November, 2019 | House Intelligence Committee
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have created a website on which they have released full transcripts of the testimony of Ambassadors Yovanovitch, McKinley, Volker, Sondland, Taylor; Lt. Col Vindland; Deputy Assistant Secretaries Kent and Cooper; NSC Senior Director for Europe and Russia Dr. Hill; and advisors to Ambassador Volker Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson. The website is ... pretty flashy for a government page that's supposed to be informative? Lots of highlighting and the whole thing is called "Defend our Democracy" so y'know BARF ALERT... BUT... they do put (somewhat) redacted transcripts of the testimony online so we can...
  • Top Diplomat Testified That Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing

    10/16/2019 2:14:09 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 20 replies
    A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the Obama administration — with former Vice President Joe Biden as its point man — orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist. The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the Obama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly...
  • Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 79

    05/27/2019 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/27/2019 | David Stout
    Edmund Morris, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt but is best known for his life of Ronald Reagan, in which the author inserted himself as a fictional narrator, a device that baffled and angered some historians, died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 78. His death, at a hospital following a stroke on Thursday, was confirmed on Monday by his wife, the author Sylvia Jukes Morris. He lived in Kent, Conn. Mr. Morris’s “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award in 1980. He followed that with two other well-received books...
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    03/26/2019 5:55:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 06:00 PM EDT | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • Fun With Snowflakes - Kaitlin Bennett Asks Kent State Students About Kaitlin Bennett

    08/29/2018 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Streaming Radio Guide ^ | 8/29/18 | Kaitlin Bennett
    Sure hope the link works...
  • Outcry as border guards seize British 'dirty bomb' lorry heading for Iran

    07/22/2006 4:35:05 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 18 replies · 2,058+ views
    Daily Mail U.K. ^ | 22:00pm 22nd July 2006 | By JASON LEWIS,
    Border guards seized a British lorry on its way to make a delivery to the Iranian military - after discovering it was packed with radioactive material that could be used to build a dirty bomb.
  • New Scanning Technique Allows Researchers to Read Words on Mummy Waste Wrap

    01/04/2018 3:32:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 3, 2018 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers have known for many years that workers in ancient Egypt recycled papyrus for different purposes -- one particular use was creating decorated boxes into which mummies were placed. Papyrus scraps were glued together using paste and plaster, similar to modern paper-mâché projects... The technique involved using a digital imaging method that interpreted light bounced back from a subject. Prior research had shown that the pigment in ink used by the ancient Egyptians over 2000 years ago could fluoresce under the proper infrared filter. By using such filters with digital imaging technology, the team was able to see the ink...
  • Muslim-American woman says she was singled out for wearing a hood

    05/08/2017 9:50:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | 5/8/17 | Suzanne Phan
    A Muslim-American woman says she was unfairly singled out at a Kent credit union for wearing a hood, and that a supervisor threatened to call 911 if she didn't take it off. .....Sound Credit Union has posted on its Facebook page saying it did not handle the situation well, is apologizing, and will make sure it never happens again. It also stated, "It is clear our training needs to include more empathy and sensitivity to all cultures, because as a credit union, we believe in equal treatment of all people."
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    03/10/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | James Hohman
    Michigan’s economy performed poorly during the 2000s, only to be hit hard by the recession near the end of the decade. While growth in the current decade has been tepid in Southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids area is a boomtown. The region fully recovered from the recession and has grown beyond its peak in 2000. There are more people employed in the area — composed of Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ottawa counties — and those workers are both producing and earning more. There are 542,600 jobs in the area, 19.8 percent more than its 2009 recessionary trough and 4 percent...
  • Peasant Revolt Hits London

    08/10/2015 10:29:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    New Historian ^ | June 13, 2015 | Daryl Worthington
    The 13th June marks the anniversary of the day Wat Tyler led the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381 into London. The English capital descended into chaos as the peasants burnt and looted the city, cementing the revolt as the most significant peasant uprising in the feudal period of English history. Originating in the South-East of England, it was when the revolt reached London that its significance became apparent. The peasants went on to capture the Tower of London, a feat which had never been done before. Two powerful figures, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the King’s Treasurer, were killed by the...
  • BREAKING: Earthquake Measuring 4.3 on Richter Scale Hits Kent Shaking Homes for 10 Seconds

    05/21/2015 10:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | SCOTT CAMPBELL AND TOM PARFITT
    KENT has been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale which shook homes for 10 seconds and woke up scores of residents.The east of the county was hit by tremors just before 3am. The epicentre was said to be two miles west of Ramsgate, with the tremors felt as far as Canvey Island, Essex. Local resident Simon Moores told Express.co.uk: "At just after 3am there was a dramatic violent jarring and jolting of the house for about 10 seconds. "The seagulls launched into air with tremendous noise outside, dogs started barking, crockery moving, furniture jarring about a...
  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 4:58:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 72 replies
    NIGEL FARAGE'S hopes of becoming an MP have been given a massive boost with an opinion poll showing the Ukip leader has a commanding nine-point lead in South Thanet. Research privately commissioned by the anti-Brussels party revealed he has opened up a significant gap ahead of Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay in race to win the Kent seat on May 7. Figures also show that Mr Farage has met more voters over the past month than his Labour and Tory rivals put together. Raising a pint of bitter to celebrate St George’s Day in the constituency today, Mr Farage said: “There...
  • Obituary: Rodger Kent, a signature voice in Twin Cities pro wrestling

    12/02/2014 2:18:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Walsh
    Rodger Kent, a longtime Twin Cities radio and television personality whose career ranged from delivering weather forecasts to announcing pro wrestling to hosting a hunting and fishing show, has died. Kent, who lived in Cook, Minn., was 90. Kent’s death Friday was announced Monday by the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, which will be the site of his memorial service Dec. 14. Kent was inducted into the museum’s hall in St. Louis Park in 2003. He built a dedicated following while calling professional American Wrestling Association matches on WTCN and around the country for 25 years. Verne Gagne’s AWA operated from...
  • 44th anniversary of Kent State shooting: victims and students remember May 4th, 1970 shooting

    05/04/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 111 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 05-04-2014 | Michael Baldwin
    KENT, Ohio - A large crowd gathered just after 11 p.m. Saturday behind the Taylor Hall at Kent State University to honor the fallen. The crowd stood near the Victory Bell holding candles in remembrance of May 4th, 1970. It was 44 years ago that four students were killed after 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds by the National Guard. The students were pushed over to the parking lot of Prentice Hall as they were protesting the Vietnam War. Students and volunteers are still standing in the parking lot area where the four students died. The students will stand...