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  • Somalian community hits back against ‘racist’ response to fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

    07/25/2017 12:21:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies
    9 News (Australia) ^ | Jul 24, 2017
    The Somalian community in Minneapolis has slammed what they claim is the racist and Islamophobic response to the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk by police officer Mohamed Noor. Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame was joined by around a dozen members of the East African community to push back on the “intense focus” on Officer Noor’s ethnicity and religion. “Since Justine’s death there has been an intense focus on Officer Noor, blaming his actions on his race, ethnicity and religion,” Mr Warsame said. “Former congresswoman Michelle Bachman insinuated that Noor might have shot Justine for cultural reasons. “I’ve heard others...
  • A Mixed Hero: A Libertarian Reassessment of Elon Musk

    07/25/2017 12:15:08 AM PDT · by aquila48
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/23/2017 | Konrad Graf
    Many libertarians seem to love to hate Elon Musk these days. His crime is to live off the public purse. ... I have a more complex assessment of Musk as a figure. I enjoyed listening to his 2015 biography by Ashlee Vance. I tend to look for the positive things in people. One positive quality here is the ability to re-envision products from the ground up in a completely different way. The Tesla is not just the evolution of the car, but a completely new way to think about what a car is. A car is a thing with an...
  • IMF says Canadian economy poised to grow 2.5% this year, best in G7

    07/25/2017 12:06:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper
    cbc.ca ^ | July 24, 2017 | The Associated Pres
    The International Monetary Fund expects Canada to lead the G7 for economic growth this year. The IMF raised its outlook for Canada as part of its latest world economic outlook update. It now expects the Canadian economy to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2017, up from its April projection of 1.9 per cent.
  • Germany’s stock market CRASHES to lowest level in months as car makers face double crisis

    07/24/2017 11:50:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 4 replies
    The Express ^ | July 24, 2017 | Lana Clements
    GERMANY'S top stock index was flashing red after shares in the country's biggest carmakers plunged over a fresh investigation into the diesel emission scandal. The DAX tumbled to its lowest level in more than three months, as investors rushed to sell Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. The manufacturing giants are being probed amid allegations of collusion over diesel emission treatment systems and cost agreements. Fears of heavy fines helped send share prices down by around three per cent.
  • IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

    07/24/2017 11:42:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    bbc.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | BBC
    The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said "weaker-than-expected activity" in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by 1.7%, compared with an earlier 2% forecast. The IMF also revised down its US growth forecast from 2.3% to 2.1%. However, its overall global economic predictions - of 3.5% growth in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 - remain unchanged.
  • Trump Boy Scout Speech Is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says

    07/24/2017 11:31:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists. The president, the first sitting U.S. commander-in-chief to address the group since George W. Bush, used his speech to slam the "fake news," demand loyalty from administration officials and advocate for the overhaul of federal health care. He spoke to about 40,000 people at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. "As the scout law says,...
  • Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

    07/24/2017 11:09:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The crowd attending President Trump’s Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack Obama at one point. “By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response. “The answer is no, but we’ll be back,” Trump added. While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organization’s service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to National Boy Scout Jamboree (video)

    07/24/2017 10:46:14 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 1 replies
    (2nd paragraph) The Jamboree (was) a scheduled gathering at 7:30pm titled “Fellowship and Service”. President Trump’s visit and remarks (6:15pm) were just before their united fellowship event. President Obama never attended, however President George W Bush and President Clinton did attend. History of Presidential Attendance HERE – The audience will be more than 40,000 attendees.
  • Full Interview: Julian Assange on Trump, DNC Emails, Russia, the CIA, Vault 7 & More

    07/24/2017 10:40:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Published on Apr 12, 2017 | Democracy Now!
    Search showed older interviews , this includes the leaks of CIA tools.
  • Paul Ryan Defends Robert Mueller: ‘Anything But’ a ‘Biased Partisan’

    07/24/2017 10:25:24 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2017 | Pam Key
    Monday on WISN’s “The Jay Weber Show,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election interference by saying Mueller was “anything but” a “biased partisan.” A listener asked Ryan a question about why Republicans in Congress are not doing more to defend Trump against “what is becoming an obvious witch-hunt.” Ryan replied, “Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican, who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration, and crossed over — I mean and stayed on until his term ended.”
  • MSNBC MOST WATCHED . . .(FOR WEEK)

    07/24/2017 9:59:22 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 5 replies
    NBCUniversal ^ | July 24, 2017 | NBC Staff
    MSNBC Was Also #1 from 7pm to Midnight in Total Viewers for All of Cable for the Week NEW YORK (July 24, 2017) – For the first time in the network’s 21-year history, MSNBC finished the week as the most-watched cable network during weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) in total viewers. According to Nielsen, MSNBC ended the week of July 17-21
  • San Diego teacher refuses to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint

    07/24/2017 9:55:27 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 22 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | 07/24/2017 | By Kate Morrissey
    ell Middle School teacher Shane Parmely was detained for over an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to say whether she was a U.S. citizen. Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook account in several segments that were widely shared. Parmely told Border Patrol agents that she believed she did not have to answer their questions. One agent showed her a card listing immigration law and a Supreme Court case decision that give Border Patrol agents authority to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of...
  • Twitter: Assange Exposes Kurt Eichenwald Faking His Own Book Reviews

    07/24/2017 9:49:30 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    @JulianAssange Now this is fun. Docs show Newsweek "journalist" @KurtEichenwald uses a fake name "Andrew McDonald". Now look at these Amazon book reviews:
  • Children 'as young as nine' caught robbing people in Stockholm

    07/24/2017 9:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 24 July 2017 16:03 CEST+02:00
    Police have raised concern after groups of youths aged under 15 — one thought to be as young as nine — were caught robbing or trying to rob people in Stockholm last night. A reveler reported being robbed of their mobile phone at a bar in the popular Södermalm district of Stockholm at around 2 am on Monday, getting hit in the face when trying to get their phone back. The victim did not need an ambulance, said police. The suspects, two young boys, ran off but were caught by police. An hour later, youths on a bike tried to...
  • Trump tells reporter to be "quiet"

    07/24/2017 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 7-24-2017 | hateful AP globalist hack
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told a reporter asking questions Monday to be "quiet." A White House reporter called out questions as Trump posed for photographs with interns in the East Room. Asked if Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign, Trump rolled his eyes. When the reporter asked the president if he had a message on health care, Trump said "quiet." The president then told the interns that the reporter "was not supposed to do that" and was "breaking a code."
  • India Wants New Subs While Ones They Already Have Sail With Broken Periscopes

    07/24/2017 9:09:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Drive ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    After nearly a decade, India says it will finally move ahead with plans to team up with a foreign contractor to build advanced diesel electric submarines. The announcement comes amid reports that despite ambitious plans to upgrade their equipment, each of the country’s eight front line Sindhughosh-class submarines have only one working periscope instead of two. On July 24, 2017, the Indian government reportedly declared it would begin considering offers from six different countries to pair up with an Indian shipyard to build a total of six advanced diesel-electric “stealth” submarines, according to The Times of India, which described the...
  • Take A Look At These Interesting Photographs Of UAE’s New Intelligence Gathering Plane ...

    07/24/2017 9:00:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Jul 24 2017 | David Cenciotti
    The photographs in this post were taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Tony Lovelock at Cambridge airport on Jul. 5 and 7, 2017. They show one of the two Bombardier Global Express 6000 aircraft reportedly destined to UAE and being modified by Marshall Group into an ELINT/SIGINT platform, during flight trials flown as “UAE 1326.” As first unveiled by Aviation Week’s Tony Osbourne back in May, the aircraft is probably an advanced electronics and signals intelligence-gathering (elint/sigint) derivative of Bombardier’s Global 6000 business jet: it sports. “A large canoe fairing extends back to the center of the wingbox,” noted Osbourne. “Behind...
  • Protesters wall off access to French migrant shelter

    07/24/2017 8:33:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 July 2017 14:53 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Protesters in a town in southwest France have built a nearly-two-meter-high wall around the entrance to a disused hotel to try to prevent it being turned into a migrant shelter. Working under cover of darkness, a few dozen residents of Semeac in the Pyrenees mountains erected a wall 18 meters (60 feet) long and 1.8 meters high barring access to the Formule 1 hotel, a spokesman for the group confirmed. “We [are] not against taking in migrants,” Laurent Teixeira told AFP. “But you have to take account of the citizens.” Teixeira accused the authorities of failing to consult residents about...
  • Soda taxes popping up around the U.S.

    07/24/2017 8:26:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 23, 2017
    While Cook County battles in court to impose a tax on sweetened beverages, so-called soda taxes are popping up across the country. Cook County would be the biggest place to impose the tax, following in the footsteps of Albany, Berkeley and Oakland in California, Philadelphia, and Boulder, Colorado. San Francisco and Seattle are set to begin taxing sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • German President 'irritated' with how Trump's presidency is going

    07/24/2017 8:13:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 July 2017 10:23 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a TV interview that though he is “irritated” about a lot of things happening under US President Donald Trump, he still has hope for the transatlantic relationship. Steinmeier said in the interview with ZDF on Sunday that there has “never been so much uncertainty in the history of the German-American relationship and in the transatlantic relationship as there is at the present moment.” Still, the German President expressed hope that other elements within American politics would continue to keep the relationship intact. […] In Germany, the President is generally expected to show restraint in...