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  • Justine Damond: Minneapolis police officer to plead not guilty to murder

    04/26/2018 4:16:21 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg
    The Guardian ^ | 4/26/18 | Christopher Knaus
    he Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering Australian woman Justine Damond will plead not guilty and fight the charges at trial, court documents suggest. Mohamed Noor, 32, will seek to argue self-defence and reasonable force, according to court documents seen by the Guardian. The documents were filed by Noor’s lawyer, Thomas Plunkett, on Wednesday in Minneapolis, and contain no other detail about his defence. Noor is facing charges of of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of Damond.
  • Pity The Poor Government Worker, Says The NY Times

    04/26/2018 3:47:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2018 | John Merline
    The "Newspaper of Record" ran a big story this week that valiantly tried to show how state and local government workers have it so very tough these days. The 2,240-word front-page story in The New York Times begins by lamenting that, while government jobs used to provide "a comfortable nook in the middle class," those days are gone. "The ranks of state and local employees have languished even as the populations they serve have grown," the article says. "The 19.5 million workers who remain are finding themselves financially downgraded." The article goes on to quote Neil Reichenberg, executive director of...
  • Michael Brown’s Mother, Lezley McSpadden, Announces Run For Ferguson City Council

    04/26/2018 3:46:42 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 7 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/26/18 | Alanna Vagianos
    The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014, is considering running for City Council in her home city of Ferguson, Missouri. “What I’m contemplating is running for City Council of Ferguson,” Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, said during a panel on police brutality at Harvard University on Monday. McSpadden’s announcement was met with a roar of applause from the crowd and a “Run, Lezley! Run!” chant, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Here's One Global Warming Study Nobody Wants You To See

    04/26/2018 3:41:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/25/2018 | IBD Editorial Board
    Settled Science: A new study published in a peer-reviewed journal finds that climate models exaggerate the global warming from CO2 emissions by as much as 45%. If these findings hold true, it's huge news. No wonder the mainstream press is ignoring it. In the study, authors Nic Lewis and Judith Curry looked at actual temperature records and compared them with climate change computer models. What they found is that the planet has shown itself to be far less sensitive to increases in CO2 than the climate models say. As a result, they say, the planet will warm less than the...
  • Editorial: Anti-Trump bias on display

    04/26/2018 3:33:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-26-2018 | Herald Staff
    By now we know that the national­ media and certainly the establishment press in Washington, D.C., are largely biased against President Trump. What has changed in the last two years is their utter inability to execute their slanted coverage with any degree of subtlety. Indeed, so hasty and passionate are they in their zeal to denigrate the president that they routinely neglect to construct any ruse of objectivity. For instance, yesterday, when French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a joint meeting of Congress, CNN bailed out of live coverage. Not only was the Macron trip to Washington the first official state...
  • Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia

    04/26/2018 3:13:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 26.04.2018
    Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia Report in The New York Times cites intelligence officials saying Batsh was killed as part of Mossad attempt to stop Hamas operations overseas, reveals ties to North Korea Haaretz | 26.04.2018 09:19 Updated: 12:26 PM Fadi al-Batsh, the Hamas engineer gunned down in Malaysia last week, was reportedly involved in talks with North Korea on arms intended for Gaza, The New York Times reported Thursday. To really understand the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz According to the report, Batsh was killed as part of an alleged operation by...
  • Germany: Muslim Migrant Children Bully And Beat Up Non-Muslim Boy For Eating Pork

    04/26/2018 2:36:50 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 6 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 25, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    This is the poison fruit of Merkel’s suicidal immigration policies. She will go down in history as the worst German Chancellor since Adolf Hitler. Native Germans increasingly are living in fear in their own countries. Muslim migrants, including these schoolchildren, clearly believe that they can act with absolute impunity and the German authorities will do nothing. Like authorities in Britain when they were for years confronted with the activities of Muslim rape gangs, the German authorities are likely most afraid of appearing to be “racist” and “islamophobic.” And so incidents like this one will multiply. “Migrants bully and beat up...
  • Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing

    04/26/2018 2:15:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Apr 18 | Delphine Schrank
    Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them. The timing of the migrants arrival could compromise a flurry of talks this week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap if Mexico does not crack down on the flow of Central Americans through its territory. Busloads of migrants began arriving on Tuesday at a shelter that was a five minute-walk from the border...
  • The Working Families Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem - Greenfield

    04/26/2018 12:37:48 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 25, 2018 | Greenfield
    The Working Families Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem From Marx to Jewish weather control. April 25, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. When D.C. Councilmember Trayon White came under fire for blaming Jews for controlling the weather, dumping a Holocaust Museum tour and donating to an anti-Semitic Nation of Islam event, the loudest voice in his defense came once again from the Working Families Party. The WFP is a spinoff of ACORN. Rafael Shimunov, the WFP’s Creative Director, claimed...
  • 'Adversaries' jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says

    04/25/2018 11:21:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Russian mercenaries...attacked an outpost manned by American commandos and U.S.-backed fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprising Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters...Today, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is the U.S. military's best ally in the fight against ISIS in Syria, helping to take back 90 percent of territory formerly held by ISIS. It consists of well over 50,000 Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters.
  • Test missile launched from Southern California coast

    04/25/2018 9:03:20 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 6 replies
    Bakersfield.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | staff
    <p>VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in the latest test on the Southern California coast.</p> <p>The unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base.</p>
  • The Latest: Syrians who 'staged' attack to visit OPCW

    04/25/2018 9:01:45 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2018 | AP
    Russian diplomats are planning to bring a group of Syrians to the international chemical weapons watchdog who the Russians claim were filmed in "staged videos" of an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma earlier this month. Russian Embassy spokesman Mikhail Sobolev said Wednesday that about 15 Syrians will attend a meeting at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Thursday to brief member states. The OPCW, which has sent a team of inspectors to Syria to investigate the alleged attack, had no immediate comment. The event is part of an ongoing clash of narratives between the...
  • Insight: Indian helicopter dreams produce nightmares

    04/25/2018 8:56:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 25th April 2018 | Gordon Arthur
    The Indian military’s seemingly endless pursuit of new helicopters is a sorry tale of woe for both the armed forces and for foreign OEMs wanting to cash in on this large market. Attempting to make sense of where current requirements are at, Shephard spoke to a number of helicopter companies at DefExpo 2018 earlier this month and was told of five major requirements. First is the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) project, where 111 aircraft to be built under the ‘Make in India’ policy are needed for the Indian Navy (IN). The NUH is a 4.5-5t intermediate-class helicopter, and an RfI...
  • China tests stealth ‘invisibility cloaks’ on regular fighter jets

    04/25/2018 8:51:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 | Stephen Chen
    China is testing an “invisibility cloak” on non-stealth military jets to help them evade radar detection, according to scientists involved in the project. If successful, the technology could quickly boost the combat strength of the jets, the researchers say. But others say the technology was difficult to mass produce, limited to a small range of radar bandwidths and would need to be combined with other devices to be truly effective. The technology involves the use of a “metamaterial”, a fabricated layer comprising microscopic structures similar to integrated circuits. The metamaterial can alter the way radio waves bounce off its surface...
  • Eurofighter doubts U.S. will use nuclear certification to tilt German jets bid

    04/25/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | Andrea Shalal
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Eurofighter on Wednesday said he did not expect the United States to slow certification of the European fighter’s ability to carry nuclear weapons as a way to influence a competition to replace Germany’s aging 90 Tornado jets. The Eurofighter is a joint project between British defense group BAE, European airplane maker Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo. Airbus and Eurofighter on Tuesday submitted six binders of information to the German defense ministry, which has said it will prioritize a European fighter, but has also asked for information about the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet and Boeing...
  • Six North Koreans executed for trying to sell phonebook

    04/25/2018 8:09:09 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 18 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2018-04-24 | Staff
    Six North Korean residents were executed at the end of last year on the charge of attempting to leak the contents of a phonebook to the outside world. North Korea’s phonebook is considered a secret document. It contains the phone numbers of factories and companies, managers, party chairman, and office numbers, etc.
  • North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed ... And That May Be Why Kim Suspended Tests

    04/25/2018 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/25/18 | Stephen Chen
    The mountain’s collapse after a fifth blast last fall has led to the creation of a massive ‘chimney’ that could leak radioactive fallout into the air, researchers have found North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Friday that he would freeze the hermit state’s nuclear and missile tests and shut down the site, one researcher said. The last five of...
  • Video:Nunes and Meadows call for release of FBI text messages(Hannity just now)

    04/25/2018 7:50:39 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 27 replies
    the state department has them? DOJ Trying to Run clock out hoping the Rats will win in 2018.. Meadows on hone all day with DOJ also(not in this vid) Sara Carter called DOJ.... why the delay..no response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Uc82d7n5E
  • US Diplomat Leading Negotiations With Europe on Future of Iran Deal: Not a Treaty, No Legal Status

    04/25/2018 7:44:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-24-18 | Benjamin Kerstein
    US Diplomat Leading Negotiations With Europe on Future of Iran Deal: JCPOA Is Not a Treaty, and Has No Legal Status If the Tehran regime rushes to the bomb, the Iranians will “create a much bigger set of problems than they face now,” the State Department diplomat leading negotiations with European officials on the future of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran said on Wednesday. President Donald Trump faces a deadline of May 12 to recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). There are strong indications that he will not do so without major changes to the deal....
  • PALESTINIAN U.N. AID STILL $200 MILLION SHORT AFTER TRUMP CUTS

    04/25/2018 7:41:42 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 24, 2018
    Kraehenbuehl said the shortfall in funding for the agency could also mean there may not be enough money to re-open schools in August and September for the new academic year. BRUSSELS - Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday. Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding,...