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  • Democrats think Hillary handled Benghazi perfectly

    06/28/2016 5:07:56 AM PDT · by detective
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a report on Monday in which they said that Hillary Clinton was cleared of any responsibility for the deadly terrorist attack. The report was quickly condemned by Republicans as a “partisan” whitewash. “We have been hampered in our work by the ongoing Republican obsession with conspiracy theories that have no basis in reality,” says the 344-page report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in the Libyan city, during which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Idaho 'rape': Obama prosecutor 'silencing Americans with threats of arrest'

    06/28/2016 4:56:58 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 6/27/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Reaction to threatening comments from President Obama’s U.S. attorney in Idaho following the release of two Muslim boys accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl have been swift and severe. ( U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy J. Olson, was appointed by President Obama in 2010) Wendy J. Olson, the U.S. attorney for Idaho, indicated in a statement Friday that Idahoans who spread “false or inflammatory information” about the alleged Muslim perpetrators may be subject to prosecution. The boys accused are ages 14, 10 and 7, and their families have been evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, where the...
  • Media Silent as Secret Service Agent Exposes Clinton White House as Coke Den, Full of Mistresses

    06/28/2016 4:38:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 6/27/2016 | Claire Bernish
    A secret service agent exposes Clinton White House as having cocaine flowing throughout and constant mistresses, yet the media remains mum. Former Secret Service agent to the Clinton White House, Gary J. Byrne, has come forward to decry a potential Hillary Clinton presidency as a dangerous and detrimental proposition. As the New York Post’s Daniel Halper, who interviewed the controversial figure, described Byrne’s mission, “he believes it is his patriotic duty to do anything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States.” Though Byrne’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue provided ample opportunity to witness indiscretions...
  • History Predicts How Bad The Post-Brexit Market Volatility Will Get

    06/28/2016 4:27:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 272, 2016 | PAUL KATZEFF
    How long will the Brexit meltdown continue? How far will the market fall? It's impossible to say for sure, of course. But if history is any guide, then you should expect about a month of market weakness and nearly an 11% decline before the next upturn. WPERS_01_062716This could help guide any post-Brexit investment moves you're weighing. Friday's 3.6% tumble in the market -- measured by the S&P 500 -- jibed closely with the 3.5% average first-day market decline sparked by all sorts of shocking stock market news since World War II. That includes bombings and assassinations, according to a Monday...
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • Payout of $10,000 for Windows 10 update

    06/28/2016 4:14:44 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 June 2016 | Technology
    Teri Goldstein said her Windows 7 computer had automatically tried to update itself to Windows 10 without her permission. She said the update had made her machine unstable, leaving her unable to use it to run her business. Microsoft said it had dropped its appeal to save on legal costs. Microsoft has been aggressively pushing the latest version of its widely used operating system, which is currently available as a free download for computers running Windows 7 and 8. However, many people have chosen not to upgrade, because they are running old hardware, have software that does not run on...
  • EU and Churchill’s Views

    06/28/2016 4:02:35 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 1 replies
    richardlangworth.com ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Richard M. Langworth
    Our attitude towards further economic developments on the Schuman lines resembles that which we adopt about the European Army. We help, we dedicate, we play a part, but we are not merged with and do not forfeit our insular or commonwealth character.Our first object is the unity and consolidation of the British Commonwealth….Our second, “the fraternal association” of the English-speaking world; and third, United Europe, to which we are a separate closely- and specially-related ally and friend….it is only when plans for uniting Europe take a federal form that we ourselves cannot take part, because we cannot subordinate ourselves or...
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'

    06/28/2016 3:11:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aletta Andre
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level. "People often look at me as if I am different, and hard to be trusted," the tall, softly spoken student...
  • ObamaCare Is Killing The Blues

    06/28/2016 3:05:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: The health care law President Obama signed six years ago was supposed to fix the individual insurance market with enlightened rules and regulations. Instead, ObamaCare is destroying this market. Just look at what's happening to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • New Carlos Beruff ad mocks robotic Marco Rubio

    06/28/2016 3:04:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 6/27/16 | Adam C. Smith
    If you think "Robot Rubio" faded away after Marco's painful debate in New Hampshire, think again. The Carlos Beruff Senate campaign has resurrected that image of Marco Rubio as a talking points repeater in a new digital ad featuring clips of newly minted Senate candidate Rubio repeatedly declining to make an "unequival" statement promising to fill out a full second term rather than run again for president.
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Cuban Gov. Prepares for Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday

    06/28/2016 2:19:12 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    The Havana Times ^ | June 25, 2016 | Fabian Flores
    Cuba will be transformed into one giant concert on August 13th to celebrate Comandante Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, announced the island’s cultural authorities. According to information released by the Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), at 10 am on Saturday, August 13, “a great cantata and concerts” will be held across the island for Fidel Castro’s birthday. The press release from ICM added that “over one hundred children’s choirs and concert bands will sing in unison, across the country, at cultural institutions, in squares and parks to celebrate with a lot of joy the birthday of Fidel, the father of all...
  • The "Nation of Immigrants" Half Truth and its Corporate Sponsors

    06/28/2016 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The Supreme Court momentarily impeded President Obama's attempt to "fundamentally transform America" last week with its 4-4 vote on his executive amnesty action plan. When the court is deadlocked, previous decisions by lower courts are allowed to stand. In this case, Obama lost because the lower court found that his plan exceeded his executive authority, which is actually what Obama himself said before he decided to do it. The evenly divided court apparently couldn't make up its mind as to whether the president is permitted to act like a dictator and suspend laws he doesn't like. That's a tough question,...
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 6/28/2016 Monessen, PA @ 2:30pm and St. Clairsville, OH @ 7pm EDT

    06/28/2016 1:40:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 20 replies
    MONESSEN, PA Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald J. Trump’s policy speech in Monessen, PA at Alumisource. Coverage begins at 2:30 PM EDT. Watch the LIVE Stream of the event below beginning at 2:30 PM EDT Monessen is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,720 at the 2010 census. In 1940, 20,257 people lived there. In 1990 the population was 13,026. John Kennedy speaking in Monessen, PA in October 1962 ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in St. Clairsville, OH at Ohio...
  • Britain's African migrants who backed Brexit

    06/28/2016 1:06:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 hours ago | bbc.com
    Better the devil you know, the pro-Brexit Africans said, arguing that the rest of Europe is notorious for its absence of colour in public office and cultural life - despite the many stars of African origin currently featuring in France's European football bonanza - and its marginalisation of generations of African migrants in forgotten high-rise estates. In any case, their argument went, the expansion of the EU had drastically reduced the job chances of Africans from the Commonwealth and beyond. Employers did not worry about visas for EU citizens, and a huge pool of labour with freedom of movement had...
  • Facebook Doesn't Censor Violent Leftists Who Provoked Violence at Cal State Capitol

    06/28/2016 12:45:20 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Facebook | 6/28/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    CHP Officer in Charge stated that AntiFas Sacramento https://m.facebook.com/antifasacramento/ started the violence against White Supremicists that resulted in numerous knifings. Orwellian Facebook doesn't censor that webpage.
  • Another Brexit: England ousted by Iceland in Euro 2016

    06/28/2016 12:29:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 27 June 2016 | AP
    <p>England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation after taking the lead in the fourth minute through Wayne Rooney's penalty.</p> <p>Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson took advantage of defensive shortcomings by England to put Iceland ahead by the 18th minute, and the Icelanders defended superbly in the second half to earn the biggest victory in their history.</p>
  • “It Shattered It Pretty Good,” Woman Claims Congressman’s Campaign Sign Damaged Her Car

    06/27/2016 11:03:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kfor ^ | JUNE 27, 2016 | LACEY LETT
    An Oklahoma woman is furious after she said a campaign sign damaged her vehicle. "As you can see, it shattered it pretty good," said Dawn Byram. Byram was driving back from a friend’s house near 164th and Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday afternoon when something came flying toward her SUV. "I guess the wind has picked up a little bit and, all of a sudden, the Steve Russell sign is coming right at me and hit my windshield," she said. The damage is going to cost her about $250, which is lower than her insurance deductible, meaning she has pay for...
  • Whistle-Blower: House Committee Hung Me Out To Dry After Using My Info Against DHS

    06/27/2016 10:29:21 PM PDT · by paltz · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/16 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security whistle-blower Philip Haney says he sought help from the House Homeland Security committee after he provided its members with pertinent information following the 2013 Boston bombing, but the committee refused to intervene when the Obama administration retaliated against Haney. Instead, the committee sent him to an Obama administration official who was himself under investigation for covering up alleged corruption, Haney says. He worked at DHS’s National Targeting Center from November 2011 to June 2012, identifying radicalized individuals associated with terrorist organizations entering the United States. “I identified individuals affiliated with large, but less well-known...
  • Sessions’ Committee Estimates: Clinton Refugee Admissions Could Cost $400 Billion

    06/27/2016 10:10:40 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | Caroline May
    Shortened title. Full title: Sessions’ Committee Estimates: Clinton Refugee Admissions Could Populate Baltimore, Cost $400 Billion in First Term Hillary Clinton’s plans to expand the number of refugees admitted to the United States could equate to 620,000 refugees over a single four-year term in office, at a lifetime cost to the taxpayer of over $400 billion, according to an analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest. The analysis, released Monday, charges that Clinton’s plan to admit at least 65,000 Syrian refugees, above the existing annual refugee stream, could find a Clinton presidency admitting 155,000 new refugees each...
  • Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit

    06/27/2016 10:03:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union. Nieto, who spoke during a stopover in Quebec City, is scheduled to attend a North American leaders summit in Ottawa on Wednesday with his US and Canadian counterparts. The three countries are economic partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and work closely on security matters. At Wednesday's summit, the leaders are expected to announce joint energy and environmental strategies, including matching renewable energy targets. "The purpose of this...
  • More Clinton emails released, including some she deleted

    06/27/2016 10:03:13 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 27, 2016 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and STEPHEN BRAUN
    An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server. The latest emails were released under court order by the State Department to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. The batch includes 34 new emails Clinton exchanged through her private account with her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin. The aide, who also had a private email account on Clinton's home server, later gave her copies to the government. The...
  • Amnesty International slams Quebec’s Couillard on Mexican human rights comment (Mexico's bad record)

    06/27/2016 9:53:24 PM PDT · by Trumpinator
    Hamilton Spectator ^ | 3 hours ago | Mike Blanchfield and Bruce Cheadle
    OTTAWA — The head of Amnesty International's Mexican branch is taking Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard to task for his comment that Mexico's human rights record is moving in the "right direction." "I beg to differ (that) Mexico is going in the right direction," Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty's executive director in Mexico, told The Canadian Press
  • FBI didn’t inform some Americans they were on ISIS kill list

    06/27/2016 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Circa News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Sarah Carter
    The FBI did not alert numerous Americans that they were placed on secret Islamic State kill lists or notify their local police about the potential dangers, a lapse in the government’s efforts to combat the terrorist group’s evolving strategy to target everyday citizens. To date, the terror group that goes by the acronym ISIS has published on encrypted web sites several hit lists naming more than 15,000 people it would like to see killed by sleeper cells or lone wolves in New York, Texas, Florida and California. The lists aren’t public but Circa News obtained copies of some and made...
  • Visiting America? US Border Agents Want Your Twitter, Facebook URLs

    06/27/2016 9:34:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | Iain Thomson
    It'll be optional – for now. Next: your browser historyThe US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency wants to collect links to social network accounts of people visiting the Land of the FreeTM. Under new proposals, each traveler filling out an I-94 travel form or applying for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) visa will be asked for "information associated with your online presence/social media identifier." In other words, you'll be asked to hand over your Twitter and Instagram handles, Facebook and LinkedIn URLs, and so on, so you can be watched. "It will be an optional data field...
  • University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll (Trump 41%, Clinton 33%)

    06/27/2016 9:33:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    Texas Politics ^ | 6/27/2016 | Jim Henson and Joshua Blank
    A University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by a margin of 41 percent to 33 percent in a head-to-head trial ballot match-up in Texas, with 19 percent preferring someone else, and 8 percent saying that they don’t yet know who they would vote for. The margin between the two major candidates changed only slightly when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnston was included. In that three-way match-up, the results showed Trump at 39 percent, Clinton at 32 percent and Johnson at 7 percent.
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ’12… (SNIP) I know what you’re thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ’12– and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control… (SNIP) Despite Obama’s landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates– running in much less favorable territory– won by greater margins: √ Tom Carper 66.4% √ Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% √ Joe...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Clinton White House was den of coke, mistresses: ex-Secret Service officer

    06/27/2016 9:04:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Daniel Halper June 25, 2016 | 6:53pm
    Gary J. Byrne has devoted his life to serving his country, and risked it to do the same — as a member of the US Air Force, a uniformed White House Secret Service officer, and a federal air marshal. And he believes it is his patriotic duty to do anything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States. As someone who guarded the Oval Office during the Clinton presidency, Byrne, in an exclusive interview with The Post, tells how he witnessed “the Clinton machine leaving a wake of destruction in just about everything they do.”...
  • Brexit and the Future of Europe

    06/27/2016 9:04:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | 25 June 2016 | George Soros
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open her country’s doors wide to refugees was an inspiring gesture, but it was not properly thought out, because it ignored the pull factor. A sudden influx of asylum-seekers disrupted people in their everyday lives across the EU. ... The lack of adequate controls, moreover, created panic, affecting everyone: the local population, the authorities in charge of public safety, and the refugees themselves. It has also paved the way for the rapid rise of xenophobic anti-European parties – such as the UK Independence Party, which spearheaded the Leave campaign – as national governments and...
  • Clinton-Warren together: Is America ready for all-female ticket?

    06/27/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27th, 2016 | By Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON - As Hillary Clinton campaigned with Elizabeth Warren for the first time Monday, the joint appearance raised the question: Is America ready for two women on a presidential ticket? Clinton is, of course, the first woman ever to clinch a major-party nomination for president. And she’s considering adding a second woman to the ticket, with Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, as a running mate. “There is a wow factor to having two women on the ticket,” said Jim Hodges, a former governor of South Carolina and a Clinton ally who urged the campaign to select a woman. “It’s...
  • Mississippi clerks cannot claim religious exception to gay marriage

    06/27/2016 8:53:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received £50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • Clinton Refugee Plan Could Bring In 620,000 Refugees In 1st Term At Lifetime Cost over $400 Billion

    06/27/2016 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON— An analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest finds the refugee plan of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has announced her desire to admit at least 65,000 refugees from Syria – on top of the existing refugee flow already entering the United States. What Clinton has not explained, however, is that in addition to the clear national security implications related to accepting more refugees, there are massive financial costs that would be borne by federal, state, and local governments.‎ Assuming Clinton's desire to bring...
  • Stacey Dash Plans ‘New Political Movement’ for Hollywood and Beyond

    06/27/2016 8:38:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    the Wrap ^ | June 27, 2016 | Brian Flood
    She calls her Dash America an “exhilarating political movement that focuses on unity, faith, family values, and feminism” ... “I believe we can and must return to Reagan’s Hollywood, a time when movies were pro-America, pro-freedom, and pro-family values,” Dash wrote. “We are going to make that happen by writing, producing, and distributing films that showcase what is great about America and show us how to achieve its potential.” ... Political elites have divided our country and seek to pit us against each other. Liberals sell us cheap fictional freedoms, while stripping away our true God-given freedoms and liberty,” Dash...
  • Volkswagen to Pay $14.7 Billion to Settle Diesel Claims in U.S.

    06/27/2016 8:28:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    nytimes. ^ | 6-27 | By HIROKO TABUCHI and JACK EWINGJUNE
    Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle claims stemming from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, in what would be one of the largest consumer class-action settlements ever in the United States. The proposed settlement involving the federal government and lawyers for the owners of about 475,000 Volkswagen vehicles, includes a maximum of $10.03 billion to buy back affected cars at their pre-scandal values, and additional cash compensation for the owners, according to two people briefed on the settlement’s terms. The cash compensation offered to each car owner will range from $5,100 to $10,000. Both the buyback...
  • UK police 'tried to keep Polish rapist's identity a secret in case he was attacked by vigilantes

    06/27/2016 8:07:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tammy Hughes
    Police tried to keep the identity of a Polish rapist a secret because racial tensions were rife within in a community. Derbyshire constabulary applied for 20-year-old Marcin Jaworski to be added to the sex offenders register but asked for the hearing to be held behind closed doors. They said the rapist ‘lives in an area where there are high tensions between the Polish and British communities, to the extent that there have been episodes of violence between the groups’. (SNIP) n the past two years almost 400 foreigners either living or visiting Britain have been identified as being convicted sex...
  • India Stocks Up on Howitzers to Defend Its Border with China

    06/27/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    After a remarkably long wait of 30 years, the Indian Army will finally get its hands on new artillery guns. On Saturday (June 25), India’s defence ministry approved a proposal to purchase 145 ultra light howitzer guns from the British weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. The deal is worth about Rs5,000 crore ($750 million). The country’s defence ministry wants to give these guns to the Mountain Strike Corps—consisting of over 90,000 troops and to be raised by 2021—to defend India’s 4,000-kilometre-long border with China.
  • Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

    06/27/2016 7:57:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/27/16 | By Maya Rao Star Tribune
    Congressional Democrats increasingly frustrated by a string of defeats on gun issues in Washington are scrambling to harness a public outpouring after last week’s sit-in protest on the House floor. Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue. “We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
  • Britain can't leave the EU without MPs voting for it, top lawyers say

    06/27/2016 7:56:30 PM PDT · by dennisw · 36 replies
    The country may just have voted 52% in favour of leaving the EU, but Brexit won’t become a reality unless voted for by members of Parliament, according to Geoffrey Robertson QC. The lawyer, who set up Doughty Street Chambers, says the referendum was “purely advisory”, and his sentiments have been echoed by Charles Flint QC in a letter to the Times. “Under our constitution, speaking as a constitutional lawyer, sovereignty rests in what we call the Queen in parliament,” Robertson told The Independent. “It’s the right of MPs alone to make or break laws, and the peers to block them....
  • Stacey Dash Slams, ‘Hillary Is A Criminal!’

    06/27/2016 7:48:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Radar ^ | Jun 27, 2016
    Hillary Clinton is “a very calculated criminal” who deserves to be in jail! That’s the latest explosive claim from actress turned over-the-top political commentator Stacey Dash. The Clueless actress appeared on the Fox News show Outnumbered this week, and was asked about Clinton’s ongoing email server investigation. “She’s a very calculated criminal and how could you want a criminal to run your country? There are so many smoking guns,” Dash said. “Why have they not indicted her? … Because the president doesn’t want them to indict her, that’s why.” Dash also called out “nefarious” Clinton donors, claiming they were the...
  • Brexit boosts calls for Australia to leave the Commonwealth

    06/27/2016 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | Telegraph
    Australia's republican movement says membership has surged in the wake of the Brexit vote, as Australians question the benefits of remaining part of “little Britain”. An “AusExit” campaign, including calls to remove the Union Jack from the flag and remove the British monarch as head of state, has gained momentum since Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Peter FitzSimons, the chairman of Australia’s republican movement, said Australia had belonged to the British empire but the historic ties between the nations had become less relevant because “Great Britain barely exists anymore”. “It’s one thing for the monarchists to...
  • Poland 'shocked' by xenophobic abuse of Poles in UK

    06/27/2016 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Al Jazeera
    Poland's ambassador in London has expressed shock and concern about what he said were incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. Dozens of alleged racist incidents were reported to the police in parts of England over the weekend, including cases where Poles and other eastern Europeans were the victims of racial abuse. In Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, local media said police were investigating reports that signs reading "No more Polish vermin" had been distributed in the area, including outside schools, hours after the referendum's result - a 52 to 48 split...
  • Stacey Dash Applauds Brexit, Says It’s a Warning to Clinton Supporters

    06/27/2016 7:16:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    extraordinary evidence that socialism just does not work. It doesn’t work,” she said. The so-called Brexit (British exit) movement was spurred in large part by a desire to curb immigration and to get out from EU regulations and membership fees that Leave proponents argued were onerous and hurtful to the nation’s economy
  • Naked in the national interest

    06/27/2016 7:11:52 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 27, 2016 | BBC Trending
    When President Alyaksandr Lukashenka urged Belarusians "to get undressed and work till you sweat", there was every reason for his passionate appeal. But in the days after the president's speech, some Belarusians answered the call perhaps a little more literally than might have been anticipated by Lukashenka - who is informally called Daddy (Batska) by some of his countrymen.
  • Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wants full court to hear dismissal motion

    06/27/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today asked the court that is to hear the judicial ethics charges leveled against him to hold oral arguments on his motion to dismiss the case. And Moore wants the oral arguments to be held before all nine judges on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), instead of the motion being decided by just the chief judge of that panel. "The Chief Justice (Moore) believes that the court would benefit from oral argument," Moore's motion for a hearing states. "At a minimum, oral argument would assist the Court in deepening its...
  • Ratings agencies rip into UK's credit score after Brexit vote

    06/27/2016 6:49:17 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 38 replies
    Rooters ^ | 6-27-16 | Andy Bruce
    Britain suffered further blows to its economic standing on Monday as two top ratings agencies downgraded its sovereign credit score, judging last week's vote to leave the European Union would hurt its economy. Standard & Poor's stripped Britain of its last remaining top-notch credit rating, dropping it by two grades from "AAA" to "AA" and warning more downgrades could follow. Fitch Ratings also downgraded its ranking for Britain's creditworthiness by one notch, and similarly said more cuts could follow. The ratings agencies effectively added a rubber stamp to the market's view of the Brexit vote, as sterling tanked to a...