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  • Bus company to leave Brussels migrant suburb after numerous violent incidents

    07/18/2018 1:01:04 PM PDT · by snarkpup
    Voice of Europe ^ | July 18, 2018
    Bus drivers from the company FlixBus sounded the alarm about the several serious incidents each week in the northern part of Brussels. Incidents like robberies and knife threats in Brussel-Noord, Belgian newspaper HLN reports. “Several times a week I experience threatening situations”, one bus driver says. Most often gangs loiter at the bus stations waiting for the arrival of buses with plans to steal luggage and rob passengers. According to the driver incidents include intimidation, violence, knife attacks, thefts and fights.
  • This N.J. city is decriminalizing pot: Here's what it means (Jersey City)

    07/18/2018 12:59:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety. The policy, which is excepted to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court. The city's action comes as New Jersey is moving slowly toward approving recreational marijuana. Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana in 2014 and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in May that he...
  • Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’

    07/18/2018 12:36:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2018 | John Bowden
    A White House stenographer says she resigned over the Trump administration's lack of respect for her office after President Trump reduced the roles of the White House position. Beck Dorey-Stein, who worked as a stenographer for the White House during the second half of the Obama administration, told CNN's New Day on Wednesday that Trump's refusal to allow stenographers in the room for meetings and interviews with some journalists crossed a line. "I quit because I couldn't be proud of where I worked anymore," Dorey-Stein said. "I felt like President Trump was lying to the American people, and also ......
  • Can Congress Subpoena Trump’s Interpreter?

    07/18/2018 12:30:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    At first, it was mostly just Chuck Schumer calling for hearings over what happened at the Trump – Putin summit. As Allahpundit noted last night, unless there are a lot of Republicans willing to go along with the idea (including key committee leaders) that’s not likely to happen. But now some additional Democrats are jumping on the dogpile and getting more specific than simply calling for “hearings.” Joe Kennedy and Jeanne Shaheen want to know what was discussed during the private, two-hour conversation between Presidents Trump and Putin. But if neither of the leaders are choosing to divulge that...
  • Senate confirms a top Abbott adviser, Andrew Oldham, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

    07/18/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT · by Jaysin · 12 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 7/18/2018 | EMMA PLATOFF
    Oldham is the third Texas nominee to be confirmed to the powerful, conservative-leaning appeals court since President Donald Trump took office. Andrew Oldham was confirmed to the federal bench Wednesday by a 50–49 vote, making him the the fourth alumnus of the Texas Attorney General’s Office to join the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals since President Donald Trump took office. That tally made his confirmation the narrowest of any Texas judicial nominee under Trump. Oldham currently serves as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s top legal adviser. Born in 1978, Oldham is decades younger than the average judge on the New...
  • After Pushing Gun Control, James Comey Urges Americans to Vote Democrat

    07/18/2018 12:06:09 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Just weeks after the UK’s i News published James Comey’s call for more gun control in America, the former FBI director is using Twitter to urge Americans to vote Democrat in November. On July 1, 2018, Breitbart News reported excepts from Comey’s i News interview, in which he claimed the NRA tells “lies” and called for limitations on the types of guns Americans can purchase, as well as limits magazine capacity for those guns. Comey said, “There’s no slippery slope in America when it comes to guns. It’s a concrete staircase, which is our constitution…. We just have to decide...
  • Kite Terror: 'Kill every Hamas leader we can hit'

    07/18/2018 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/18/18 | David Rosenberg
    Israel must launch a concerted effort to eliminate Hamas’ leadership to deter the terror group from continuing its use of airborne incendiary devices and rocket attacks against Israel, a senior Israeli lawmaker says, arguing that the current security situation along the Gaza border cannot be allowed to continue. Beginning on March 30th, tens of thousands of Gaza rioters attacked Israel’s border fence in a series of orchestrated attempts to breach the border. Dubbed the “March of Return”, the riots included attempts by armed terrorists to infiltrate into Israeli territory, and attacks by rioters on IDF soldiers deployed to protect the...
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III calls for Trump's translator to testify before Congress!!

    07/18/2018 11:57:01 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18 | Gabriella Muńoz
    The Democratic clown show goes on act after act....!! Entitled Elitist But Yet Powerless: Democrat Joe Kennedy Thinks He Can Subpoena President Trump’s Translator to Testify About Trump-Putin Meeting.... ""Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III called on the White House Wednesday to publicly recount what occurred in the private meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. If the White House does not come forward, Congress should bring the president’s translator to testify, under subpoena if necessary, the Massachusetts congressman suggested during an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” Mr. Kennedy acknowledged that the proposal is complicated by potential legal issues...
  • Speaking Ill of the Ted

    07/18/2018 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 28 August 2009 | Mark Steyn
    We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation – or, at any rate, its "mainstream" media culture – declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's passing, America's TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there's a baby buried in the backyard but everyone agreed years ago never to mention it. In this case, the unmentionable corpse is Mary Jo...
  • Turkish court rules to keep terror-linked US pastor in jail, next hearing set for October

    07/18/2018 11:02:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 7-18-2018 | none stated
    A Turkish court ordered on Wednesday U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is being tried on terrorism and spying charges, to remain in detention, rejecting his lawyer's plea for release. The judge said the next hearing in the trial would be on October 12. Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the GĂĽlenist Terror Group (FETĂ–), which Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup, as well as supporting the PKK terrorists organization. Speaking to reporters in western Izmir province after the ruling, U.S. Charge d'Affaires...
  • Caught in China’s cash crunch: Private companies are collapsing into a black hole of shadowy debt

    07/18/2018 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/18/2018 | Sidney Leng
    High-profile businessman Zhou Jiancan was last seen at the five-star Shangyu International Hotel on January 30, where he had been countless times before to host conferences and entertain clients in the small city in eastern China. But on that afternoon, the 55-year-old head of private firm Zhejiang Jindun Holding Group was alone and climbed to a great enough height in the 30-storey building to leap to his death, according to a police report. Zhou was the embodiment of wealth and success in Shangyu and just days before had been in talks with people from Bangladesh about a multibillion-dollar project to...
  • Food Stamp Usage Drops Below 40 Million for First Time in 8 Years

    07/18/2018 10:43:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/11/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Food stamp participation dropped below 40 million for the first time in eight years, according to the latest numbers on food stamp enrollment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most recent USDA data reveals that 39,604,428 people were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—the program that administers food stamps—as of April 2018. The last time enrollment dipped below 40 million was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people received SNAP benefits. The latest data on enrollment shows that overall enrollment in the food stamp program has reached historic lows, reaching its lowest point in eight years. But...
  • Exposed: Peter Strzok Grew Up in Iran, Worked as Obama and Brennan's Envoy to Iranian Regime

    07/18/2018 10:39:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 35 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 17. 2018 | Tore Lindeman
    A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok’s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok’s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. Many intelligence officers like Strzok are complete ghosts with questionable history and gaps in their life story. But now we have some insight. (RELATED: Strzok Worked For CIA And FBI At Same Time, According To Document). Peter Strzok was born in the late 1960’s – he...
  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 52 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Boeing Is Pitching the US a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan

    07/18/2018 10:20:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    Defense One ^ | JULY 18, 2018 | MARCUS WEISGERBER
    Boeing Is Pitching the US a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan The company convinced the Trump administration to buy advanced F/A-18 jets. Can it do the same with the the F-15? FARNBOROUGH, UK — Boeing is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new F-15 fighter jet using the same business strategy that convinced the Trump administration to buy more Super Hornet warplanes for the Navy. Dubbed the F-15X, the new variant of the venerable jet offers more modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar, according to military and industry sources with knowledge of the plan. The...
  • Atlanta Fed Holds Second Quarter GDP Estimate at 4.5 Percent

    07/18/2018 10:16:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:23 PM | By f mcguire
    The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.5 percent annualized rate in the second quarter following strong economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was the same as Monday but faster than the 3.9 percent pace estimated a week ago, the Atlanta Fed said. After the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' industrial production release on Wednesday, July 17, modest increases in the nowcasts of second-quarter real consumer spending growth and second-quarter real private fixed investment growth were offset by a decrease in the nowcast of second-quarter real...
  • The banality of Barack Oxxxx(modified)

    07/18/2018 10:13:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Obama made a big speech in South Africa, and all I can think is, Same old Obama. His techniques are all there: nods to the opposition, odd things thrown into sequences of events to deflect attention from his record, and a view of the world that hasn't changed a bit since his days of reading Tom Friedman. Heck, he probably still reads Tom Friedman, and golfs with him out on the tony, gated links, too. He blathers on about the wonders of globalism and technology, and then takes credit for all of the "progress." Progress, progressivism, get it? He calls...
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN RAPED 4 WOMEN IN SANCTUARY CITY

    07/18/2018 10:12:07 AM PDT · by gattaca · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 18, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Who is the sanctuary city for? San Francisco provided no shelter or sanctuary for Orlando Vilchez Lazo's victims. But it was certainly happy to provide sanctuary for the ride share rapist while he committed his crimes, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday blasted San Francisco over its sanctuary policy that “shields criminal aliens who prey on the community” by pointing to an illegal immigrant charged in connection to the rapes of four women, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. He reportedly worked for Lyft at the time, but the company told the paper that there is no indication that the...
  • Israeli Smart Bomb Closes In on Service Debut

    07/18/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    AIN online ^ | July 18, 2018 | David Donald
    At Farnborough 2018, the Spice 250 is being displayed as an option for both the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen. Rafael’s Spice 250 electro-optical/infrared-guided glide bomb is on course to achieve initial operational capability with the Israel Air and Space Force next year, following a third test campaign earlier this year that saw the 100-km (62-mile) range weapon successfully engage moving, maritime, and time-critical targets. A few more qualification tests are due to be undertaken, with low-rate production just getting under way. At Farnborough 2018, the weapon is being displayed as an option for both the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab...
  • Freeform Millennial Drama: 'You Know It’s Crazy to Have a Gun,' Ownership 'Barbaric'

    07/18/2018 10:04:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/17/2018 | Karen Townsend
    The July 17 episode of Freeform’s The Bold Type exposed the unwillingness of anti-gun leftists to accept gun owners, even if one is their best friend. Budding writer Jane Sloan was traumatized at a very young age by the Columbine school shooting and she is horrified to learn that her roommate, Sutton, owns a shotgun. Jane (Katie Stevens) was a first grade student just five miles from Columbine High School and she says her teacher’s daughter was murdered in that mass shooting in which shotguns were used. Meanwhile, her roommate Sutton (Meghann Fahy) grew up in central Pennsylvania and was...