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  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 20, 2018

    02/20/2018 2:59:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 2 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Chinese anger after terracotta warrior's thumb stolen in US

    02/20/2018 1:40:25 AM PST · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/18 | Ellie Kaufman and Ben Westcott
    Chinese authorities are livid over the theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior on loan to a US museum, calling for the perpetrator to be "severely" punished. The ancient statue is valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage." It was on display at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute when the vandalism took place. "We call on the United States to severely punish those who have done [this]," Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relic Exchange Center's director told the Beijing Youth Daily, a state-run Chinese newspaper. The warrior statues date back to 209 B.C., when the...
  • Gun owner destroys AR-15 after Florida school shooting

    02/20/2018 1:06:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    ABC9 ^ | 02/19/18
    MIDDLETON, New York -- An unlikely ally is meeting calls for more comprehensive gun control in America with action. Scott Pappalardo has been a fervent advocate for gun owners' rights for more than 30 years. The New York firearm owner even has a faded Second Amendment tattoo on his arm. What he doesn't have is an AR-15. Pappalardo can be seen taking a circular saw to the weapon in a viral video filmed in the days after the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida. After giving an impassioned speech on gun ownership, Pappalardo concedes he no longer...
  • Meet The Cabal That Are Framing Domestic American Activism As “Russian Influence” and “Fake News”

    02/19/2018 10:40:27 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | January 29, 2018 | Adam Carter
    Can we trust the judgement of think-tanks who have labeled Twitter users as part of a ‘Russian influence campaign’ as sound when those same entities provide little evidence, and their high-level members include former Clinton supporters?At the beginning of 2017, an initiative was launched by a non-partisan think-tank called the German Marshall Fund US (GMFUS) under the name “The Alliance For Securing Democracy” (ASD).During the Summer, ASD started working on a project they called the “Hamilton 68 Dashboard“, an effort that was presented to the public as a means of monitoring Russian disinformation efforts on Twitter, apparently boosted by...
  • Why Steemit Is The Platform Of The People And The Answer To Censorship

    02/19/2018 10:34:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | February 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Vos
    I am no expert in crypto-currency, and I am brand new on Steemit. Though I’m still in the beginning stages of learning the ropes of a platform based on cryptocurrency, like Steemit, I want to bring the platform to the attention of as many people as possible for a few specific reasons.First, as Disobedient Media previously reported, social media giants including Facebook and Twitter have heavily censored political content and independent media over the course of the last year. Youtube, and its owner, mega-company Google, have likewise strangled the reach of independent news sources and commentary.Youtube has severely demonetized...
  • CNN and MSNBC Promoted Russia Sponsored Anti-Trump Rally

    02/19/2018 10:20:16 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 16 replies ^ | February 16th, 2018
    One of the revelations in Friday’s indictment handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was that alleged Russian attempts to sow disunity in 2016 included the organization of both pro- and anti-Trump rallies in New York City on the Saturday after Election Day. A check of their November 12 coverage showed both CNN and MSNBC gave enthusiastic coverage to the Russian-organized anti-Trump rally that day, with live reports every hour. Correspondents celebrated the idea that it was “a love rally,” and repeated the marchers’ anti-Trump mantras, such as: “We reject the President-elect.”
  • What Robert Mueller & the Russians He Indicted Share in Common

    02/19/2018 9:45:16 PM PST · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 20 February 2018 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The bigger question is why he didn’t also indict Hillary and her dossier Democrats. Robert Mueller’s indictment released on Friday charges the defendants with attempting to “hide the Russian origin of their activities and to avoid detection.” One could say something very similar about the whole catalyst of Mueller’s investigation. . . snip Why did not the Clinton campaign cut out the expensive middlemen and pay money directly to the compiler of the dirt? Because the Clinton’s team did not want the public to know that they paid for the dossier containing slanders and gossip seeking to derail Donald Trump’s...
  • CNN Reporter Searches Russian Trash For Evidence Of Collusion

    02/19/2018 9:06:41 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies ^ | February 19th, 2018
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals on Friday for attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, so naturally, CNN is doubling down on its coverage of possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. In fact, the network sent chief international correspondent Matthew Chance to St. Petersburg, Russia to literally dig through the garbage of an office building housing the alleged “troll farm” in order to try and find some clues. “This is the office in which that atmosphere of chaos was stoked from the Russian side,” Chance told guest host Jim Sciutto. “That’s...
  • Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn't always be believing

    "You won't be able to tell," said Hao Li, a leading researcher on computer-generated video at USC who founded Pinscreen in 2015. "With further deep-learning advancements, especially on mobile devices, we'll be able to produce completely photoreal avatars in real time."
  • Shep Smith: Trump Attacked Oprah But Not Putin — Has ‘Not Once’ Condemned Russia’s Meddling (tr)

    02/19/2018 7:53:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2018 | Pam Key
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Shepard Smith Reporting,” host Shepard Smith noted President Donald Trump used tweets over the weekend to attack multiple people, including Oprah Winfrey. However, Smith also pointed out Trump did not go after Russian President Vladimir Putin or “express concerns that the Russians attacked the United States.” Smith said, “The president spent the weekend defending himself, misrepresenting the truth and attacking others from his phone in Florida. The president attacked the Justice Department, the FBI, and his National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster. He attacked Congressman Adam Schiff, Democrats and the DNC. He attacked Hillary Clinton,...
  • Diseased Streets (Of San Francisco)

    02/19/2018 7:23:08 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 68 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 18, 2018 | Bigad Shaban, Robert Campos, Tony Rutanooshedech, and Michael Horn
    An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.
  • Ross Douthat’s Latest Gun Control Proposals Completely Miss The Mark (Ban AR-15 for Under 30's)

    02/19/2018 7:05:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/19/2018 | Sean Davis
    In his most recent column for The New York Times, conservative writer Ross Douthat tackled the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 innocent people dead. While Douthat is typically measured and even-handed in considering what is driving men of a certain age and demographic profile to purchase deadly weapons and direct their fire at innocent people, his recommended solution to the problem — age-based bans on certain weapons — completely misses the mark.Specifically, Douthat recommends that “hunting rifles,” which he does not define, be legal to own once an individual reaches 18 years of...
  • Texas teen accused of setting her dad up to be carjacked at gunpoint

    02/19/2018 7:03:32 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19,2018 | By Jennifer Earl
    In a bizzare twist, a 17-year-old girl is being accused of formulating a plan to carjack her own father at gunpoint — with assistance from two males — over the weekend. At first, authorities believed Susan Mize was just a victim. The teen and her father reportedly were held at gunpoint shortly before midnight Saturday at an intersection in Spring, Texas, by two male suspects who demanded cash. The suspects climbed into the vehicle and demanded the dad drive them to his home so they could obtain more money, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. When the father arrived...
  • How ‘Christian Liberals’ Twist the Words of Jesus to Wage War on the Second Amendment

    02/19/2018 7:02:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    When it comes to the gun control debate, there is little sunlight between the most ardent Marxist and politically liberal “Christians,” especially those of the so-called “Red-Letter” stripe.So when a homicidal maniac shoots up a mall, a movie theater, a concert, or a school, as was tragically the case last week in Parkland Florida, both liberal Christians and run-of-the-mill Leftists bleated for the same unworkable solution - more gun control.Run-of-the-mill Leftists, of course, are expected to trot out the disarmament song-and-dance. After all, how else do they expect to impose a totalitarian state on the populace? But how is it...
  • Aliens Who Did Not Register Under DACA: 'Lazy' or Committing Fraud?

    02/19/2018 6:54:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 2/19/2018 | Michael Cutler
    The President’s Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, recently raised some eyebrows when he postulated that many illegal aliens who could have applied to participate in the Obama administration’s illegal DACA program may have simply been too lazy to apply for temporary lawful status when the program was in effect.   Although General Kelly had a highly successful and laudable record of service to our nation in the United States Marine Corps, he never enforced nor administered our nation’s immigration laws.  His lack of experience and subsequent lack of understanding about the challenges that confront those who enforce and...
  • Trump Endorses Mitt Romney for Senate: has my full support and endorsement!

    02/19/2018 6:52:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 19, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement! 9:21 PM - 19 Feb 2018
  • If Your Voters were Persuaded by Bad Russian Ads, They Were Never Your Voters

    02/19/2018 6:37:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/19/2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Making the click-through worthwhile: Russia’s ham-fisted propaganda efforts, and what makes people gullible; the limits of the Assault Weapons Ban, then and now; a limited defense of FBI Director Christopher Wray; and a sign that Russian athletes cheat, even when it isn’t necessary for victory.You Can’t Legislate Away the Desire to Believe the LieThe New York Times looks at Russia’s propaganda efforts and offers an unflattering assessment of how easily Americans could be influenced by foreigners posing as out-of-town activists: Heart of Texas and Blacktivist were phony groups, part of a sweeping Russian disinformation campaign that was funded with millions...
  • Smucker's Announces $1000 Employee Bonuses, $20M Added to Employee Pensions

    02/19/2018 6:32:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2018 | Paula Bolyard
    (Image via J.M. Smucker Company) The J.R. Smucker company announced last week that 5000 employees will be receiving $1000 bonuses as a result of the Republican tax plan. They also plan to add $20 million to the employee pension program and donate an additional $1 million to charity. "We had a strong third quarter, with sales growth for key brands in every business and strong earnings per share growth fueled by the benefits of U.S. income tax reform and ongoing cost discipline," said Mark Smucker, chief executive officer, in a press release. "These results reflect our commitment to delivering...
  • Reckoning at Hand for General Electric? (The company might not survive a financial crisis intact)

    02/19/2018 6:31:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2018 | Charles Ortel
    If your hackles are not yet up concerning the outlook for highly indebted multinational companies such as GE in a possible looming crisis of 2018, they ought to be.  From September 2008 until recently, we operated in a new world without traditional controls, prepared to believe everything and happy to own almost anything.  Skeptics were mocked, as markets rocked. However, in recent months, benchmark interest rates in the United States – the largest market in the world – are trending upward after ten years at historic low levels.  As interest rates rise, most asset values will fall.  Declining asset values are especially worrying for complex...