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  • Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction

    02/17/2018 5:03:48 PM PST · by Rumierules · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/17/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian businesses. That is certainly a fair assessment of what the indictment alleges. The account is disturbing, but its form leaves many of us underwhelmed. Our government says Russia is levying war. It is attacking a foundational institution — the electoral system of our democratic society and, more basically, our society’s...
  • ... why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate..

    02/17/2018 4:20:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 17, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk! 6:45 PM - 17 Feb 2018
  • Why Mueller Didn’t Indict the Russians For Meddling In the Presidential Election

    02/17/2018 4:14:25 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 13 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | by John Hinderaker
    I wrote here about Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies. The indictment is an odd one, as I pointed out: Its very first paragraph recites that it is against the law for foreign nationals to spend money to influence US elections, or for agents of foreign countries to engage in political activities without registering. But no one is charged with these crimes. Instead, the indictment is devoted mostly to charging a “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Normally, that would refer to defrauding the U.S. out of, say, $10,000 in Medicare benefits. Its application to...
  • Director Michael Moore Was Russian Pawn In Anti-Trump Protest At Trump Tower (VIDEO)

    02/17/2018 3:55:39 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    The Blunt Force Truth ^ | February 17, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Friday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities, accused of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.” Investigators also found the Russians organized rallies against Trump in New York City and Charlotte. According to court documents, “At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York City called “Trump is NOT my President” held on or about November 12, 2016. Similarly, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally entitles...
  • Can Ukraine Win Its War on Corruption?

    02/17/2018 3:44:05 PM PST · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 2/15/2018 | Melinda Haring
    “We are sliding back,” the Ukrainian journalist turned parliamentarian Serhiy Leshchenko warned a year ago about the arc of political reform in his country. At the time, his assessment sounded alarmist, but it rings true today. Since the 2014 Euromaidan revolution, reformers in and out of Ukraine’s government have tried to remake a fiscally troubled and deeply corrupt country into a Western-oriented, rules-based one, but have only partially succeeded. Ukraine’s future as an independent and sovereign state will depend as much on winning its internal war on corruption and fixing its broken government as on keeping Russia contained in the...
  • Court Test: State’s Rights vs. Refugee Entitlements

    02/17/2018 2:47:19 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    ImmigrationReform.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Bob Dane
    Can states just say “no” to foreign refugees? Tennessee is testing that proposition in federal court. Tennessee vs. U.S. Department of State is a case every state and taxpayer should watch closely in light of new FAIR research showing per-capita refugee costs running nearly $80,000 over five years. Like other states, Tennessee experienced a surge in refugee arrivals during the Obama administration, with attendant increases in social-service costs to the state and its localities. The FAIR study does not break down the costs by state. Nor does it incorporate all the expenses incurred by them. So the $80,000 price tag...
  • Mueller’s Investigation A Farce: Files Joke Indictment Against Russian Trolls

    02/17/2018 2:34:53 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Vos
    If one needed proof that Mueller’s investigation was an utter farce, they were in for a treat this morning when the Deputy Attorney General announced the indictment of thirteen “Russian trolls,” for allegedly interfering in the 2016 Presidential election by posting on social media accounts. Laying Mueller’s disregard of the First Amendment aside, the indictment is blatantly hypocritical in light of active social media intervention by pro-Clinton David Brock and his multi-million dollar efforts to ‘Correct The Record.’
  • Top GOP donor: 'I will not write another check' until candidates support assault weapons ban

    02/17/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by Godebert · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/18 | MAX GREENWOOD
    A top GOP donor in Florida is threatening to withhold contributions to candidates and political groups that do not get behind a ban on assault weapons, The New York Times reported. In an email to half a dozen Republican leaders on Saturday, Florida-based real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. decried the rash of mass shootings that has roiled the U.S. for years, and demanded that GOP politicians take action. "I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons," Hoffman wrote in the email, according to the Times. "Enough is enough!"
  • In Florida school shooting, state attorney says now isn't time to discuss plea deal

    02/17/2018 1:38:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | February 17, 2018
    .Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said Saturday that now is not the time to discuss whether his office would seek the death penalty or make a plea deal for Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday. But he left little doubt that the death penalty would be an appropriate penalty for the massacre at the high school . “This certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for,” Satz said Saturday in a statement. “This was a highly calculated and premeditated murder of 17 people...
  • Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 explained (introduced by 'Shotgun' Joe Biden)

    02/17/2018 1:37:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) is an act of the U.S. Congress signed into law by President George H.W. Bush that prohibits any unauthorized individual from knowingly possessing a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone as defined by. It was introduced in the U.S. Senate in October 1990 by Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware.
  • Laura Ingraham: Time for Mueller to Interview Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice...

    02/17/2018 1:26:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham gave her take on the indictments handed down by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe regarding interference in the 2016 presidential election. Ingraham told viewers the indictments illustrated how Russia was still a threat to the United States despite then-President Barack Obama’s dismissal during the 2012 presidential election. She also said Mueller should interview 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State John Kerry, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and former President Barack Obama as part of his investigation....
  • The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads

    02/17/2018 1:22:29 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/17/18 | President Trump
    The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!
  • Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

    02/17/2018 1:05:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. “I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join,” Naji told U.S. District Judge Frederic Block during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Reuters reported. Naji, 38, faces a maximum term of 20-years behind bars when he’s sentenced at a later date, the Department of Justice said in a press release. Naji began publicly expressing support for ISIS on social...
  • Crazy lady (Durazo) running for California Senate puts up huge "DISOBEY TRUMP" billboard

    02/17/2018 1:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/15/18 | Cali-Conservative
    Crazy lady running for California Senate puts up huge "DISOBEY TRUMP" billboard. Do these Democrats really wonder why they get called treasonous? Treason is pretty much their main platform right now. When the main TP you have is 'resist' with no clear solutions, you have lost
  • A new federal crime: Russian trolling

    02/17/2018 12:42:38 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    In 2005, American scientists deliberately sent a rocket to collide with a comet. After the collision, scientists were able to conduct a detailed analysis of the internal composition of the comet from the spectrum of debris ejected from the crater. It was a considerable achievement. But my friend working for NASA commented on this event differently: "You have no idea how many doctoral dissertations were thrown in the toilet yesterday." We have no idea how many heart attacks occurred in Washington yesterday due to Special Counsel Mueller's indictment. And how many political careers will be thrown into the toilet today....
  • 1 in 200,000 Passengers Forgot a Gun in Carry-on

    02/17/2018 11:37:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, 771,556,886 passengers traveled through 440 federally secured airports. Of those, only 3,957 forget that a firearm was in their carry-on baggage. There are over 400 million private firearms in the United States, 16 million people with permits to carry firearms, and 13 states where no permit is required to carry a concealed weapon.  That less than 4,000 forgot a firearm in their carry-on is amazingly low. That is one for every 200,000 passengers. Just a little over 1/3 or 34.8% of the firearms had a round in the chamber. They could not have been accidentally discharged in...
  • Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—It’s Not about Guns

    02/17/2018 11:35:35 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 132 replies
    Reader's Digest online ^ | Undated-- retrieved online 2/17/18 | Glennon Doyle Melton
    Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely... Every Friday afternoon, she asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student who they believe has been an 
exceptional classroom citizen that week. All ballots are privately submitted to her. And every single Friday afternoon, after the students go home, she takes out those slips of...
  • Feelings and a Lack of Shame – not Guns – Are the Problem in America

    02/17/2018 11:35:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Albuquerque Jornal ^ | Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | John Rosemond
    We’re a month, more or less, into the new year and America has already suffered two school shootings. As usual, the usual voices are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of guns. But guns are not the problem, a contention I can prove. In 1963, at age 15, I packed my bags and went to live with my father in Valdosta, Ga., where I attended Valdosta High School. Hunting being a primary feature of male culture at VHS, I quickly acquired the necessary gear, including a Stevens double-barreled shotgun. During deer- and duck-hunting seasons, I rose well...
  • Kevin Durant says comments about him and LeBron James by news pundit were 'racist'

    02/17/2018 11:31:38 AM PST · by Kazan · 61 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 2/16/2018 | Chris Barnewall
    Kevin Durant and LeBron James' video on Uninterrupted covered a multitude of topics: being All-Stars, being rich black men and living under President Donald Trump. James has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past, and this was no different. "(Trump) doesn't give a f--- about people," James said, and Durant agreed with him. That prompted Fox News host Laura Ingraham to respond to their comments about Trump. She said they should "shut up and dribble" instead of giving their thoughts on the president of The United States. In an interview with USA Today's Sam Amick, Durant responded to...
  • What Were the Russians Up To?

    02/17/2018 11:24:58 AM PST · by T Ruth · 44 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 16, 2018 | Steven Hayward
    So let’s restate the likely explanations. Why did the Russians do this? Because they could. It was useful for them to discover how much they could infiltrate the political process in the U.S., and above all to sow chaos. Actually favoring a Trump victory over Hillary makes little sense on substance, because most of Trump’s foreign policy positions—cheaper energy, expanded defense spending by us and NATO, more missile defense—are averse to Russian interests. But an election result that leaves chaos in its wake works perfectly well whether Hillary had won or Trump. In that sense, the Russian operation has been...