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  • CIA ‘working to take down’ WikiLeaks threat, agency chief says

    10/20/2017 11:55:02 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the “enormous threat” posed by each of them. CIA Director Mike Pompeo placed the antisecrecy website in the same category as terrorist organizations while speaking Thursday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ National Security Summit in D.C. “I talked about these non-state actors, and it’s not just Wikileaks. Indeed I may have overemphasized them — they are an enormous threat, we are working to take down that threat to the United States as well, to reduce...
  • Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Kymberly Suchomel, who Claimed Multiple Shooters Involved Dies

    10/20/2017 11:04:01 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 10/13/17 | Patricia Ramirez
    Just over a week after living through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas on October 1, shooting survivor and witness Kymberley Suchomel passed away at the age of 28. Suchomel was uninjured in the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, and after the terrifying event she used her Facebook presence to contradict the official story of a lone gunman. According to Kymberley Suchomel’s posts, there were multiple shooters involved in the horrific mass shooting that left 58 people dead and 546 injured. In fact, Suchomel, who was the co-founder of the High Desert Phoenix...
  • Bannon blasts George W. Bush’s presidency at California GOP meeting

    10/20/2017 10:14:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | 12:54am
    Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says there has not been a more destructive presidency than George W. Bush’s. Bannon delivered a scathing criticism of the former president after Bush this week denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. Bannon told a capacity crowd at a California Republican convention in Anaheim that Bush “embarrassed himself.” In his remarks in New York, Bush warned of a nation in which discourse has been degraded by “casual cruelty,” where bigotry is emboldened. Bannon says Bush has no idea...
  • National Anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 10:09:13 PM PDT · by Main Street · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Oct 20, 2017, 10:15 PM | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration. Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt. Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and...
  • Psychiatrist who allegedly ordered sledgehammer bludgeoning pleads not guilty

    10/20/2017 9:53:43 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Lorena Mongelli
        Five years after a sensational, love-gone-wrong attempted murder — in which one Manhattan psychiatrist allegedly ordered another Manhattan psychiatrist bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer — the accused would-be killer has been thrown in jail. Dr. Pamela Buchbinder pleaded not guilty Friday to the attempted murder of her ex-lover and fellow shrink Michael Weiss — and was ordered held without bail by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge.“I’m innocent,” a thin, haggard-looking Buchbinder told reporters as detectives led her, handcuffed, through a public hallway and into the courtroom.
  • Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

    10/20/2017 9:30:27 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 4 replies
    MacRumors.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Juli Clover
    Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that's been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States or Puerto Rico, reports TechCrunch. ... LTE Band 8 will work with the iPhone 5c and up on iOS 10 or higher in Puerto Rico following a carrier update. Band 8 is a 900Mhz band with improved range to better reach cell towers that are...
  • Germany's entire submarine fleet is now out of action

    10/20/2017 8:46:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2017
    BERLIN (AP) — All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. The Kieler Nachrichten newspaper reports that four U-boats are being serviced in boatyards while two others are waiting for a berth. Asked how Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen views the temporary loss of the underwater fleet, her spokesman said Friday that "this is obviously not a good situation." Jens Flosdorff told reporters in Berlin that "we would hope the mission readiness was higher, but sometimes with technology the devil is in the detail."
  • Ga. Sheriff in massive drug search faces new trouble: his own son

    10/20/2017 8:30:14 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    The teenage son of the southwest Georgia sheriff indicted for ordering a massive school-wide drug search has now run afoul with the law on a drug-related charge. The drug arrest of Zachary Lewis Hobby last week has renewed speculation that Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby’s decision to search the entire local high school last April was somehow linked to his son’s troubles. Sheriff Hobby and two deputies were indicted earlier this month by a grand jury in a criminal case that alleges false imprisonment, violation of oath of office and sexual battery. Students at the high school say deputies sexually...
  • India Might Finally Terminate Their Stealth Fighter Program With Russia

    10/20/2017 8:28:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A new report by Defense News states that India is extremely unhappy with Russia's supposed 5th generation fighter—better known as the T-50, or by its new production name the Su-57—that will act as the base for the sputtering FGFA cooperative fighter program between the two countries. The news comes after years of squabbling over the program, usually characterized by credible reports of the Indian Air Force's dismay with the qualities of the Russian aircraft. Now it seems as if the Indians want out of the program—which aimed for at least a 108 airframe production run—once and for all. Such a...
  • Permitted concealed handguns stop two kidnappings

    10/20/2017 8:15:59 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 19, 2017 As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. . .
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 8:14:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    The Hill newspaper and Politico have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.
  • Does placing a 'no valuables inside' sign in a car window deter break-ins?

    10/20/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Does placing a 'no valuables inside' sign in a car window deter break-ins? Car burglaries are at epidemic levels in San Francisco By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Updated 9:18 am, Friday, October 20, 2017 In San Francisco, where no automobile parked on the street is immune from glass-smashing thieves, some people have taken to posting signs on car windows announcing that there are no valuables inside. The hope, of course, is that a thief will read the notice and decide: "Huh. No valuables in this one.I guess I'll break into some other car." On Tuesday, a Reddit user posted a photo...
  • A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.

    10/20/2017 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion. “I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own...
  • James Woods: When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers...

    10/20/2017 7:45:02 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 54 replies
    Twitter | Oct 20, 2017 | James Woods
    When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers, they are trying desperately to swerve away from the news. #UraniumOne 9:22 AM - Oct 20, 2017
  • Man wants mom's tombstone to say she 'supported priest rapist victims,' but diocese objects

    10/20/2017 7:41:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/20/17 | Angie Leventis Lourgos
    Marguerite Ridgeway was a fervent Catholic until her faith was shaken when church sex abuse scandals came to light, particularly a decades-old trauma recounted by her daughter-in-law. Now Ridgeway’s son wants to install a marker at his late mother’s gravesite in Wheaton bearing the inscription “She supported priest rapist victims.” The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, which owns Assumption Cemetery, has objected to what it calls the “explicit language” of the epitaph. Ridgeway’s son, Jack Ruhl, of Kalamazoo, Mich., recently sent a rendering of the planned marker to the cemetery, along with a $350 check to cover the installation fee....
  • National anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 7:37:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/17 | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration.Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt.Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won't...
  • HILLARY CLINTON, URANIUM, AND A RUSSIAN SPY RING

    10/20/2017 7:36:33 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/20/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    HILLARY CLINTON, URANIUM, AND A RUSSIAN SPY RING J. Michael Waller, writing in the Daily Caller, says that new FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. The FBI ran an elaborate and highly successful operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. It tracked a ring of Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C. under false identities. In 2010, thanks to the Ghost Stories operation, the FBI arrested 10 spies. According...
  • Somali Who Executed Canadian Terror Attack Entered U.S. Via Mexico

    10/20/2017 7:31:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/20/17
    The Somali terrorist who stabbed a Canadian police officer and ran over four pedestrians a few weeks ago entered the United States through the Mexican border and was released by Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing him to continue his journey north. The ISIS operative, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, was ordered deported, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman told various media outlets recently, but was released on an “order of supervision” and the feds never saw him again.Sharif entered the U.S. in 2011 through the San Ysidro port of entry in California without documentation and was briefly held at...
  • Army Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor on Monday

    10/20/2017 7:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/20/17 | Claudia Grisales
    For nearly three decades, retired Army Capt. Gary Michael Rose told no one about his harrowing four-day secret mission to Laos during the Vietnam War. Rose, then a sergeant and Special Forces medic, had saved multiple lives, including a Marine crewman shot in the neck as the helicopter they rode in dropped from the sky. Still, Rose told no one until the mission was declassified in the late 1990s. “Zero,” he recalled, of the people he told until then. “When we left… basically the unit did not exist. And was not acknowledged for almost 30 years.” Today, Rose, 70, is...
  • Hogan calls Peace Cross ruling 'outrageous,' vows to fight

    10/20/2017 7:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/20/17 | John Fritze
    Gov. Larry Hogan called a federal appeals court ruling that a cross-shaped war memorial in Prince George’s County unconstitutional "outrageous" and an "overreach," and vowed that his administration would fight it.In a social media post, the Republican governor wrote Friday that he has passed by the memorial in Bladensburg known as the Peace Cross thousands of times. He said the 40-foot Latin cross is an "incredible tribute" to veterans. A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit found Wednesday that the World War I Veterans Memorial “aggrandizes the Latin cross” to the point that an observer would conclude...