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  • Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida

    07/25/2016 7:52:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster
    Gulf News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sami Moubayed
    Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida Group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida Published: 15:35 July 25, 2016 Gulf News Sami Moubayed, Correspondent Beirut: Abu Mohammad Al Golani, commander of Al Nusra Front, will make a public statement later today announcing his departure from Al Qaida. His new group will be named Jabhat Fateh Al Sham (Sham Liberation Front). By doing so the group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida operatives on the Syrian battlefield. Originally...
  • Trump: My whole life has been winning

    07/25/2016 7:47:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/24/2016 | Ted Koppel
    "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with heard Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his unparalleled campaign, his relationship with the media, and whether he does all of his own tweeting.
  • FEEL THE BOOS: Wasserman Schultz Gets Drowned Out With Jeers at Convention Opening Breakfast

    07/25/2016 7:33:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    This was supposed to be one of the biggest and brightest days for Debbie Wasserman Schultz: day one of the Democratic National Convention to nominate the first female candidate from a major party in American history. Instead, the embattled chair of the DNC has been forced to resign just days after Wikileaks released tens of thousands of incriminating emails that suggest efforts from within to target Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the primary. And on Monday morning when Wasserman Schultz got up to speak at a delegate breakfast for her home state of Florida, she was met with exactly the...
  • How to use “parental lock” to prevent your parents from tuning in to cable news.

    07/25/2016 7:18:50 AM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    Slate ^ | July 21, 2016 | Catherine Piner
    Cable news is bad. Fox News is the worst. It is, after all, the network that blamed a hoodie for the death of Trayvon Martin and claimed that poor people have it pretty good if they’ve got a refrigerator. We’d all probably be better off if we shut off Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly and watched sports or nature documentaries or talked to our families. This does not have to be a hypothetical. We have the technology in our very own homes to make this dream a reality. Abby, a Slate reader, watched her mother—who’d lived in the United States...
  • Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight currently has Trump at 57.5% to win Presidency

    And I assume this is before the full effect of the DNC email hack..........
  • Hillary Fan Philly Mayor: Black Lives ‘Haven’t Mattered From 1600s Up Until Now’

    07/25/2016 7:13:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a shame that current Philadelphia Mayor, Democrat Jim Kenney—and Hillary Clinton for that matter—weren’t around for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Back in 1776, Kenney and Clinton obviously would have been much more enlightened, morally-advanced voices than benighted hacks like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Kenney—who endorsed Hillary early in the primary season—was asked about the prevalence of Black Lives Matter voices and concerns to be heard at this week’s DNC. He responded with a condemnation of law enforcement, the court system and even the Declaration of Independence....
  • Who’s Winning? Daily track of Clinton and Trump’s support (T-45,Hill 41)

    07/25/2016 7:11:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | Staff
    The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.
  • Germany bomber pledged allegiance to ISIS; had received asylum in Bulgaria

    07/25/2016 7:11:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | July 25, 2016
    ANSBACH, Germany — Bavaria’s top security official says a video has been found on the Ansbach bomber‘s phone showing him pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. Joachim Herrmann says that according to an initial translation of the Arabic-language video the 27-year-old man announced a “revenge” attack against Germany.
  • Democrat Convention Schedule (7/25/2016) (Satire)

    07/25/2016 6:59:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 7/25/2016 | uncredited
    Democrat Convention Schedule Monday, July 25, 2016 11:15 AM Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment. 1:30 PM Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants. 3:15 PM Address on "Being the Real You" Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and Caitlyn Jenner 4:30 PM "How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke" Hillary Clinton 4:45 PM How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and Still avoid paying taxes! A Seminar moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson 5:00 PM Medal...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to shout over commotion, boos at Florida delegate breakfast

    07/25/2016 6:43:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to shout over commotion, boos at Florida delegate breakfast
  • Video: CA Sanders Delegates Pound On Tables, Chant "Bernie"

    07/25/2016 6:33:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There’s an all-out revolt unfolding at the Democratic National Convention. During a breakfast for California delegates Monday morning, attendees pounded on the tables and chanted “Bernie!”
  • Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks

    07/25/2016 6:10:22 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials. The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement. The documents reveal the party’s hidden ties with the liberal media. The emails reveal the heights of dishonesty of the party infrastructure. Now there is a list of a few of the most shocking emails released by Wikileaks. The list was compiled thanks to the work of Reddit Bernie Sander supporters and Donald Trump supporters: Hat...
  • Donald Trump bounces into the lead

    07/25/2016 6:09:10 AM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25th, 2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)The bounce is back. Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups. There hasn't been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN's polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their numbers by an identical 8 points post-convention before ultimately battling...
  • Turkish newspaper names US general as ‘leader’ of failed coup attempt

    07/25/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    news.com.au ^ | Jamie Seidel
    TURKEY’S former anti-terrorism chief has warned that an article accusing a US general of orchestrating the failed coup represents a serious threat to US citizens. Turkey, which has declared a three-month state of emergency after a failed coup attempt on July 15, admits to having detained more than 13,000 people in the military, judiciary and other institutions. The wave of arrests, possibly much higher than the official figure, has alarmed NATO allies and European leaders with fears the moves represent an attempt by Turkey’s controversial President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to cement his hold on power and remove all forms of...
  • Trump showed at RNC he's approaching the presidency like a smart CEO

    07/25/2016 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 25 replies
    Herman Cain ^ | 7/25/16 | Herman Cain
    One of the reasons I’ve been favorably inclined toward Donald Trump’s candidacy right from the start is that he saw something I saw when I ran four years ago. America needs a president who understands executive decision-making. When I was a candidate, I met with Donald Trump to seek his advice. He was only too happy to see me, and we had a great conversation. One of the things we agreed on was that few candidates from either party seemed to understand how effective executive leaders make decisions, set priorities or put together teams who can get results.*snip*Trump is clearly...
  • As much as 90 percent of ground water in Mass. may be corrosive [fear mongering]

    07/25/2016 5:26:46 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe‎ ^ | The Boston Globe‎
    ...the dangers are mainly for 534,000 Massachusetts residents who draw their water from private wells, the report found. Unlike public water systems, wells are not subject to state and federal testing and treatment requirements... Environmental advocates said they worry whether the department is up to the job of regulating the water supply....“The DEP really needs to beef up its ground water monitoring.”
  • Insults & Threats at Xanten German Nude Beach

    07/25/2016 5:22:11 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 54 replies
    waz ^ | 23.07.2016 | Mareike Kluck
    Visitors who simply wanted to enjoy the sun at the outdoor pool were insulted by youths. What happened in the nudist area, has made many bathers, including families with their children, afraid. A group of young men insulted guests, viciously berating especially women. "You have insulted us, insulted and even spat upon," says a reader that her name would not name for fear. "We women are all sluts and they would exterminate us all, as was the wording." In between the young men shouted "Allahu akbar". The fear of bathers at the leisure center was so large that nobody intervened...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 5:21:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 25, 2016 | JIm Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Made In China

    07/25/2016 5:21:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Xinhua ^ | July 23, 2016
    The first AG600 amphibious aircraft rolls off a production line in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong Province. The aircraft will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue missions. (Xinhua photo) GUANGZHOU, Xinhua --- China has completed production of a massive amphibious aircraft that it plans to use to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue missions. The AG600 rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, in what aviation observers see as a milestone for the country. The aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes, a maximum cruising speed of...
  • Erick Ericson: I Now Believe Donald Trump Is On Track to Win the Presidency

    07/25/2016 5:20:51 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 74 replies
    Conservative News 24/7 ^ | Erick Ericson
    I have said repeatedly, over and over, ad nauseum that I do not believe Donald Trump will win the Presidency. Yes, it has always been possible, but it has been very, very improbable that this would happen. I have also said repeatedly that events can change things. And events are now changing things rapidly. Those rapidly changing events are a staggering intervention into the political process by aggressive Trump supporters I never anticipated and only in the last few months realize they were there. They have mobilized, are unwavering in their support, and will say and do anything to get...
  • IN DETENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

    07/25/2016 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 9 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 23, 2016 | Guy Birhcall
    The pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers. The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State. The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe...
  • Opinion: Why it still makes sense to buy stocks and bonds at record prices

    07/25/2016 4:10:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 24, 2016 | Philip van Doorn
    Are you tired of stories speculating about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates? Maybe it’s time to stop reacting to them, because they can damage your investment portfolio. If you had panicked last year, fearing a change in central-bank policy would drag down prices of bonds and stocks with high dividend yields, you would have missed out on plenty of income and price gains. (The Fed eventually raised rates, in December, but stocks and bonds today are still near record highs.) “The market can make you do things at precisely the wrong time. Staying the course during times...
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Tiffany Trump - Like A Bird (Republican Dance Edition) [Video]

    07/25/2016 3:36:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 21 July 2016 | ComedyforProfit
    video caption: "Tiffany Trump performed her pop song "Like A Bird" at the 2016 Republican National Convention and it was met with enthusiasm by dancing Republicans."
  • Newly Built PLAN Type 052D Destroyers Getting Fitted with Larger H/PJ-11 CIWS

    07/25/2016 3:30:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 25 July 2016
    Based on pictures that have been just released by Chinese spotters, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) next in-line Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) will be fitted with the H/PJ-11 close-in weapon system (CIWS) instead of the smaller H/PJ-12 currently fitted on existing vessels of the class. The H/PJ-12 seven-barreled 30mm CIWS (sometimes referred as Type 730 which is the export designation.) is present on the first four destroyers in the series already commissioned (as well as on a few other hulls currently at various stages of completion). It is...
  • Trump bounces into the lead

    07/25/2016 3:25:51 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 62 replies
    KCCI (CNN) ^ | 5:01 AM CDT Jul 25, 2016 | KCCI (CNN)
    <p>Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.</p>
  • DNC Leaks Show Hillary Clinton's Rigged Game

    07/25/2016 3:16:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Trump accused Hillary Clinton of being the beneficiary of a rigged system. Then the DNC leaks proved it by showing just how aggressively the Democratic National Committee was working to push Hillary and suppress any of her rivals to the crown. Not only was the process rigged with the superdelegates, but the DNC functioned like an arm of the Clinton campaign.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn July 25 , 2016

    07/25/2016 3:06:19 AM PDT · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • New SPICE: New Ammunition for the IAF

    07/25/2016 2:53:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Israeli Air Force ^ | 17.07.2016 | Shachar Zorani
    The IAF operates various munitions adapted to its different missions and aircraft. It is now permitted to publicize that the force is expected to soon receive a new bomb manufactured by "Rafael" Systems, which is expected to bring new technological and operational tidings Shachar Zorani | Translation: Ohad Zeltzer Zubida "SPICE 1000", a new munition manufactured by "Rafael" is currently in the final stages of development and is expected to enter operational use in the IAF soon. It is expected to be integrated in all of the fighter squadrons in the force and the first to operate it will be...
  • 6.1 'potentially tsunamigenic' quake hits off southern Australia

    07/25/2016 2:47:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 25, 2016
    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. The quake reportedly has the potential to cause a tsunami. Mag 6.1 Western Indian Antarctic Ridge, 25 July 2016, 18:58 (AEST). Lat/Long 49.36S, 126.0E. Depth 15km. Info is preliminary. — EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) July 25, 2016 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles). The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • KimDotCom Suggests He Will Drop 'Smoking Gun' on Hillary October 26 (vanity)

    07/25/2016 2:42:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    Not a news story yet so I'm posting as a vanity. Link above is to Twitter feed. Here's the summary: 1. What if HC email server was hacked? What if all deleted HC emails are released on October 26th? Happy Birthday? This is a post on his extradition: http://www.techfirm.com/professor-less The @Wikileaks nuke to end @HillaryClinton is yet to come. @realDonaldTrump might fall in love with Internet freedom & transparency :) #Huge 2. Who is this guy? He claims to have her 'deleted emails' from her server and be on a personal vendetta. Kim Dotcom had his house in New Zealand...
  • Analyzing 2016 (vanity)

    07/25/2016 2:13:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    Polling from 7 key counties in 7 swing states. Hillsborough county, Florida Jefferson county, Colorado Watauga county, North Carolina Sandusky county, Ohio Luzerne county, Pennslyvania Loudon county, Virginia Washoe county, Nevada Why are these counties considered important? The results of these counties have mirrored the overall results for the states, not only both in winner but also % wise. This has been true for each of the past 4 election cycles. For example take Sandusky county in Ohio... 2012 - Went Obama 49.42 to 46.75 (state results 50.20 to 47.25) 2008 - Went Obama 51.36 to 45.72 (state results 51.50...
  • Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 13 injured

    07/25/2016 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Sever
    Two people are dead and at least 13 others injured during a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan with the Fort Myers Police. Developing story - more to come
  • Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded

    07/25/2016 1:41:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/25/2016 | Erin Dean
    At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub, according to a local report.
  • Democrats Accuse Russia Of Hacking DNC Server To Help Donald Trump [IMPORTANT INFO]

    07/25/2016 1:12:36 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 74 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the aftermath of the fallout from the DNC server hack, the Democrats have been scrambling how to redirect public anger (especially among Bernie Sanders supporters) from the revelations that not only did the Democratic party try everything in its power to sabotage Bernie Sanders presidential bid, but also colluded with various "impartial" media outlets as well as breach fundraising rules in the process. And, as of this morning, it appears that the solution they have decided upon is not to explain or even justify the scandalous actions, but to simply blame Russia for the hack. [SNIP] Except... there is...
  • There is Nothing Honorable About Losing to Hillary

    07/25/2016 12:54:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    In 2008 we had John McCain, who was too honorable to criticize Barack Hussein Obama. In 2012 we had Mitt Romney who again was too honorable to attack our first black President. Now we have Ted Cruz who is too honorable to honor his pledge of party unity, too honorable to protect our Supreme Court from Hillary’s potential nominees, and too honorable to help us win. We have all the Libertarians, so honorable they have a shot at throwing the election to Hillary. We have a whole list of conservative pundits and websites, who could swallow the GOP betraying all...
  • BREAKING: Wikileaks to Drop Another Bomb on DNC Convention

    07/25/2016 12:28:16 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 155 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Today DNC Official Donna Brazile said more hacked emails were coming.She's right,Wikileaks is about to drop another bomb on the DNC. @wikileaks is about to drop another bomb on #DemConvention @HillaryClinton may need to step down. #DNCleak #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/Iibdr0qG2R — GodGuns&Trump (@PatriotByGod) July 24, 2016
  • DNC Leak: The leader of Black Lives Matter, DeRay, is LITERALLY a paid surrogate of the Democrats

    07/25/2016 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 69 replies
  • Clinton: Benghazi security was ‘not my ball to carry’

    07/25/2016 12:20:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    "So when this happened in Benghazi, I immediately stood up an independent committee -- distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts. They came out and they said, "You know, the ball was dropped -- in security. And, you know, some of the decisions that were made, probably should have been rethought." Clinton went on to say concerns about security at the American Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi never reached her. “It was not my ball to carry. … Those [security reports] never reached me. Those never came to my attention,” she said.
  • Julian Assange [Wikileaks]: My Next Leak Will Ensure Hillary’s Arrest (June 12th source)

    07/24/2016 11:57:26 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 48 replies
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Wikileaks have obtained information that, when released soon, will guarantee a Hillary Clinton indictment.
  • Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and ...

    07/24/2016 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Complete Headline: Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and says chants of 'Lock her up!' made her feel sad - in first televised interview with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine Clinton said the RNC convention only seemed to be about criticizing her Said there was no 'positive agenda' in the 'dark, divisive campaign' She also spoke of the 'Hillary Standard' and said she believed there was a concerted effort to ruin her reputation Clinton also said she refused to stoop to Trump's level and call him a nickname, but will discuss his 'inflammatory' comments...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • NY Times: As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue (new DNC talking points alert)

    07/24/2016 11:00:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
    An unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders in Philadelphia: Is Vladimir V. Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election? Until Friday, that charge, with its eerie suggestion of a Kremlin conspiracy to aid Donald J. Trump, has been only whispered. But the release on Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, many of them embarrassing to Democratic leaders, has intensified discussion of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in disrupting the 2016 campaign.
  • Inside the scramble to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/24/2016 10:54:19 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 17 replies
    politico.com/ ^ | 07/24/16 | Glenn Thrush, Gabriel Debenedetti and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Hillary Clinton and her team aren’t thrilled that the head of the Democratic National Committee was forced out on the eve of the nominee’s coronation – but they aren’t exactly distraught to see Debbie Wasserman Schultz booted from the tent.
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 44 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

    07/24/2016 9:48:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/16 | Tyler Druden
    The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany. According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.   In advance...
  • Donna Brazile: "More emails are coming"

    07/24/2016 7:33:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 202 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anderson Cooper 360
    Interim DNC chair, Donna Brazile: "I want to learn what is behind all of this, because more emails are coming." https://t.co/xFviQb3E09— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 25, 2016 DONNA BRAZILE: I want to learn what is behind all of this because more emails are coming. This is just the first of probably many thousands of emails. They went in and stole the entire email databank of the staff.
  • Obama White House Issues Non-Response to DNC Crack-Up

    07/24/2016 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/16 | Katie McHugh
    President Barack Obama issued a vague statement of support to disgraced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to help paper over the revealing leaks of elite Democrats’ emails that were published by Wikileaks Friday afternoon. The leaks showed that Wasserman Schultz and her co-conspirators in the DNC worked to crown Hillary Clinton as the 2016 nominee amid a bruising primary battle against independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back. This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful,” the president’s statement read: Her leadership of the...
  • Washington Post to DNC: Story ‘Running on A1 Tomorrow… You All Will Be Totally Fine with It’

    The tight relationship between The Washington Post and the Democratic National Committee was borne out in emails discovered in the 20,000-deep email trove from the DNC posted on WikiLeaks. In an April 26 email to Mark Paustenbach, the DNC’s deputy communications director, the paper’s White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin wrote: Subject: just FYI, the story is running on A1 tomorrow Dear Mark, I think you all will be totally fine with it. Thanks again for all your help. Best, Juliet
  • GERMANY BOMB HORROR: 12 injured as Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside hotspot

    07/24/2016 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 81 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | July 25, 2016 | Patrick Christys
    AT LEAST one person has been killed and 12 more are injured after a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself outside a wine bar in Germany. The attack took place in Ansbach, near Nuremburg, after the 27-year-old was denied access to the nearby Ansbach Open music festival, according to Germany's interior minister Joachim Herrmann. Hermann said the suspect, who was known to police, had lived in Germany for two years but was denied asylum in the country a year ago. He said it is unclear if the suspect intended to kill others or just himself but said he had “tried to...