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  • Schiff - ex-Trump deputy national security advisor Kupperman may be held in contempt over no-show

    10/28/2019 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/28/19 | Kevin Breuninger
    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Monday that former national security adviser John Bolton's deputy Charles Kupperman may be held in contempt after he failed to comply with a subpoena to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "Witnesses like Dr. Kupperman need to do their duty and show up," Schiff told reporters after Kupperman failed to appear for a scheduled deposition. Schiff, D-Calif., said he believes that Kupperman's testimony before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees "would corroborate the allegations of misconduct that other witnesses have made." Schiff, who has been leading the impeachment probe...
  • Showdown in New Zealand: National Party Opposes Gun Registration

    10/25/2019 4:56:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Zealand Gun Control New Zealand –-(Ammoland.com)- New Zealand has had relatively moderate firearms restrictions for most of its existence. As an extremely peaceful nation that evolved from the conflict between a collection of warring, cannibalistic tribes and the British Empire, it is a very successful nation. From 200 years ago to the 1990s, it was dominated by farmers and hunters.  New Zealand has a proud tradition of military prowess on both the Maori and British sides of its ancestry. The English pioneered the concept of individual rights in the modern era. Those rights were transferred to settlers in the English...
  • 'People of the national camp, hold your heads high!'

    09/22/2019 5:44:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | Naftali Bennett
    The celebrations of hate against Prime Minister Netanyahu and the right-wing camp since the elections are disgusting, ungrateful, and lack any factual basis. People of the national camp, raise your heads! First of all, Binyamin Netanyahu has invested his life for the sake of the existence and fortification of the State of Israel. 18 hours a day for years. Tirelessly. You can argue with him, you can disagree (believe me, I was one of those, and we have disagreements), but his being trampled by the left ("What pardon? Death sentence!" wrote a journalist for Ma’ariv) is delusional at all levels....
  • Make America's deficits great again

    07/10/2019 6:17:20 AM PDT · by Fawn · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/19 03:00 PM EDT | DESMOND LACHMAN07
    Two and a half years into his term, President Trump has little to show for breaking with erstwhile Republican Party orthodoxy on trade and budget policy. Indeed, far from delivering on his promise to cut America’s trade deficit, Trump has presided over a ballooning deficit that’s on pace to be some 25 percent higher than when he took office. This is happening at a time when the budget deficit is widening and the country’s public debt is well on its way to exceeding 90 percent of GDP.
  • Just learned about USAFacts.org, a fascinating new data source for evaluating national policy

    04/30/2019 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
    USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future. We rely exclusively on publicly available government data sources. We don’t make judgments or prescribe specific policies. Whether government money is spent wisely or not, whether our quality of life is improving or getting worse – that’s for you to decide. We hope to spur serious, reasoned,...
  • NC FReepers call to action-- Re: Thom Tillis the fakir-- (vanity/activism call)

    02/26/2019 10:01:28 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 13 replies
    "..........Tillis, in his op-ed, wrote that there was "no intellectual honesty" for Republicans if they previously criticized former President Obama's executive actions but don't oppose Trump's on the border wall."
  • 'SNL': Trump slaps back after Alec Baldwin mocks his national emergency news conference

    02/17/2019 9:47:52 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 26 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | February 17, 2019 | Erin Jensen
  • New Mexico's governor pulls National Guard troops from border

    02/06/2019 1:16:46 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Morgan Lee,Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. -- The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump's description of a security crisis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the partial withdrawal shortly before Trump's State of the Union address. Her Republican predecessor deployed National Guard troops to the border in April 2018 at Trump's suggestion, and 118 remained there before Tuesday's reversal. "New Mexico will not take part in the president's charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops,"...
  • Vanity, I have a Question about National Guard and Retirement

    01/13/2019 12:11:20 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    chickensoup
    I have a Question about National Guard and Retirement. If someone is in the guard and has 20 years in do they retire like a person in the other military services do? Is it different? If they were in the Baby Guard in High school does that somehow count towards retirement?
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline spikes 147% during Kavanaugh hearing

    09/28/2018 2:38:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KTNV ^ | 9/27/18 | Mahsa Saeidi
    After Doctor Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on Thursday, the National Sexual Assault Hotline reported a 147 percent increase in its normal call volume. That's a trend that we have seen since the #MeToo movement. Advocates say more sexual assault victims have been inspired to come forward. Daniele Dreitzer is the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center. "We've seen our counseling numbers go up, we've seen our support group numbers really expand," she said. In the first half of the year, the center saw a 24% increase in the number of calls to its hotline.
  • Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Threatens Hundreds of Years of History

    09/03/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2018 | Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington
    RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside.Aerial video posted by the television station Globo showed roaring flames and billowing smoke overtaking the large museum. Windows on multiple floors across the museum displayed a burning orange color, and the glow of the fire lit up the dark night sky.The destruction to the building was significant, and it is unclear whether any historical artifacts had been saved. The museum housed a collection of more than 20 million...
  • Heartbreaking Photos Emerge as Residents Try to Escape Greek Fire

    07/24/2018 9:19:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Jul 24, 2018 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Hundreds of residents of the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, sought refuge on Monday to nearby beaches to evade the approaching fire that has claimed the lives of at least 50 people.Heartbreaking photos have emerged of panicked residents trying to escape the rage of the flames and waiting to be rescued by the Greek coast guard and private boats. (note: many more photos at the link and 2 videos) -- Greeks Turn to Social Media to Find Missing Persons A group of Greeks have created an electronic database with photos and names of missing persons following Monday’s devastating fires...
  • Crisis at the National Archives (Hussein records are missing)

    06/10/2018 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/10/18 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. **SNIP** To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act. The new law also included updates clarifying "the responsibilities of federal government officials when using non-government email systems" and empowering "the National Archives to safeguard original and classified...
  • Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

    06/01/2018 7:03:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 6/1/18 | BEN NUCKOLS
    OXON HILL, Md. – The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat next to a newcomer whom she had already beaten this year — at the county level. But 12-year-old Naysa blinked immediately, mixing up the single and double "s'' in the German-derived word "Bewusstseinslage" — a state of consciousness or a feeling devoid of sensory components — and 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani seized an opportunity that he wouldn't...
  • Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive

    05/28/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    NYT, WRAL ^ | 28 May 2018 | DAVE PHILIPPS and DAMON WINTER, New York Times
    The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the tradition of burial at the nation’s foremost military cemetery for future generations, the Army, which runs Arlington, says it may have to deny it to nearly all veterans who are living today. 10 Arlington is running out of room. Already the final resting place for more than 420,000 veterans and their relatives, the cemetery has been adding about 7,000 each year. At...
  • California's governor agrees to deploy 400 National Guard troops at Trump's request

    04/11/2018 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 86 replies
    KCRA news ^ | 04/11/2018 | KCRA news
    Read Gov. Brown's full letter below. Dear Secretary Nielsen and Secretary Mattis: Pursuant to your request, the California National Guard will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members statewide to supplement the staffing of its ongoing program to combat transnational crime. This program is currently staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 at the California border. Your funding for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state. Combating these criminal threats...
  • Happy Bacon Day! Here Are the Most Insane Bacon-Themed Items You Need to Celebrate

    12/30/2017 4:45:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/30/17 | DOMINIQUE HAIKEL
    Happy freaking Bacon Day, ya filthy animals. Now, you could be like everyone else and just go out and eat a bunch of bacon, or you could live your own truth and celebrate with one of these items below instead. Simply eating bacon is no longer enough today. Thankfully you can also drink, smell like, and floss with the flavors of your favorite breakfast meat. Is this a good thing? We don't even know, but the point is, the following products are very real and more likely than not, you need them to celebrate this glorious day. 1. Bacon Body...
  • National Day for the Victims of Communism

    11/07/2017 3:12:11 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The White House ^ | 11/07/17 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life. Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless...
  • This Is Not the NFL

    09/26/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 25 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 9-26-17 | Chris Shugart
    Editor’s Note: Feel free to copy, paraphrase, or edit any of the content of this letter. I encourage anyone who wants to make their displeasure known, to contact the NFL, their sponsors, and their media outlets. Let them know what you think.   Dear NFL, (Sponsors, and Media associates), I regret to inform you that until further notice, I won’t be attending any NFL games, view or listen to your broadcasts, nor read, listen to, or watch any NFL related media. As a decades-long football fan, it’s a choice I don’t make casually. This kneeling thing has gotten so far...
  • India's top court rules privacy a fundamental right in blow to 'Aadhaar' (National) ID card plan

    08/24/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 6 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/24/17 | Reuters
    A nine-member bench of India's Supreme Court announced the ruling in a big setback for the Narendra Modi-led government, which argued that privacy was not a fundamental right protected by the constitution.(Emphasis mine) The ruling comes against the backdrop of a large multi-party case against the mandatory use of national identity cards, known as Aadhaar, as an infringement of privacy. There have also been concerns over breaches of data. Critics say the ID cards link enough data to create a comprehensive profile of a person's spending habits, their friends and acquaintances, the property they own and a trove of other...