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  • N. Korea says it never expects U.S. economic aid

    05/27/2018 1:39:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/05/27
    N. Korea says it never expects U.S. economic aid SEOUL, May 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Sunday fumed at U.S. reports that the country is seeking economic assistance from the United States in return for denuclearization. The ruling Workers' Party's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun commented that Fox News TV, CBS and CNN were "as impudent as to make rubbish that if the DPRK meets the requirements of the U.S., it can get 'large-scale non-governmental economic aid.'" "This is nonsense of hack media on the payroll of power," according to its commentary carried in an English dispatch by the state-run...
  • Stockton's young mayor has bold turnaround plan: Basic income and stipends for potential shooters

    05/26/2018 10:33:50 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2018 | Steve Lopez
    Tubbs, a Stockton native and Stanford graduate who is all of 27 years old, wants to give at least $500 a month to a select group of residents. They'll be able to spend it as they wish, for 18 months, in a pilot program to test the impact of what's called guaranteed basic income. If the very sound of that knocked you half off your chair, this next initiative might finish the job. Stockton is about to award stipends of up to $1,000 a month to residents deemed most likely to shoot somebody. This program is called Advance Peace, and...
  • Gordon Chang: North and South Korean leaders 'too cozy'

    05/26/2018 10:19:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2018
    Gordon Chang: North and South Korean leaders 'too cozy'
  • Dozens of foreign ISIS brides have been sentenced to death in Iraq....

    05/26/2018 8:50:59 PM PDT · by caww · 53 replies
    news.com.au/world ^ | 5/23/2018 | unknown
    DOZENS of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge after three years of jihadi occupation. Pleading that they themselves are victims, the women were given 10 minutes to beg for their lives before judges decided their sentence. Many of them find little sympathy with the Iraqi judiciary and locals and are despised for their support of their militant husbands, who tore the country apart between 2014 and 2017. An estimated 1,900 French citizens and 40,000 foreigners who traveled 'to join' ISIS’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

    05/26/2018 8:24:26 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 20 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Gina Cherelus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said.
  • Trump: Date and location for Kim summit 'hasn't changed'

    05/26/2018 7:54:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2018 | James Griffiths and Sophie Jeong, CNN
    US President Donald Trump seemed to revive hopes for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, telling reporters at the Oval Office late Saturday, "we're looking at June 12th in Singapore. That hasn't changed." His remarks came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered his first public comments since a surprise meeting with the North Korean leader on Saturday, saying Kim was still committed to denuclearization.
  • Woman attacks Asian-American service member in racist tirade: 'Go back to f---ing China'

    05/26/2018 7:51:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A viral video released this week caught a woman on camera launching a racist tirade against an Asian-American service member in a parking lot in California. James Ahn said he was driving earlier this month when the woman pulled up next to him and pulled her eyes back in an offensive gesture. “This is not your f—-king country,” she says in the video. “This is my country.” SNIP “All that we could establish is that this was derogatory remarks between two parties,” Bosques said. “There was no threat and there was no crime committed. We did document everything in a...
  • [N.Korea]Close aide to Kim Jong Un returns to Pyongyang after mystery trip to Beijing: sources

    05/26/2018 7:47:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Japan Times ^ | MAY 26, 2018
    Close aide to Kim Jong Un returns to Pyongyang after mystery trip to Beijing: sources BEIJING – A close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un returned to Pyongyang from Beijing on Saturday, informed sources said, after making a brief trip expected to draw even more speculation after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly canceled next month’s summit with Kim. Kim Chang Son, a senior official of North Korea’s State Affairs Commission, arrived in Beijing on Thursday, the sources said, adding he may have planned to also visit Singapore to prepare for the recently canceled June 12 summit there. Some...
  • 'Fake Nationalism': Joe Biden Blasts Trump, GOP in Speech Endorsing Cuomo for NY Gov

    05/26/2018 6:56:22 PM PDT · by wmileo · 46 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/26/2018 | Fiery
    Former Vice President Joe Biden ripped President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in a speech endorsing New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) for his third term in Albany. At the New York State Democratic Party convention in Hempstead, Biden told the crowd that the party Trump leads is "not your father's Republican Party." "They are not who we are. They are not who America is," Biden said, claiming that the GOP is sending a "distorted" vision of America "around the world." "That is hurting us," he said. "[With] this phony populism [and] fake nationalism [it's] time to say...
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un still wants summit with Donald Trump...

    05/26/2018 6:37:12 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2018 | SCMP
    The unexpected summit -the second between Kim and Moon in as many months, was just the fourth between leaders of the two countries since the Korean war. South Korea Pesident Moon Jae-in said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was committed to a summit with US President Donald Trump and complete denuclearisation.
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH HILLARY?

    05/26/2018 6:28:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 105 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 29,2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I will venture a prediction: by the end of President Trump’s first term, it will be obvious that Hillary Clinton’s health would not have permitted her to serve effectively as president, had she won the 2016 election. Hillary falls down and faints. She needs help going up and down stairs. There are persistent rumors that she drinks too much. During the campaign, there were many days when Hillary was AWOL. Her schedule was weirdly light for someone running for the presidency. Many have commented on the fact that Hillary never went to Wisconsin, but the more basic fact is that...
  • 7 FUNNY, FAWNING REVIEWS OF HBO’S ‘THE FINAL YEAR’

    05/26/2018 6:27:02 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 25 May 2018 | Christian Toto
    No one associated with the 2017 documentary “The Final Year” meant for audiences to laugh at its content. The film looks at the Obama administration’s foreign policy team in its final days in power. It’s a sobering look at how diplomacy works in the modern era. The stakes are obviously high, and everyone is working their hardest to make the right calls. Events, and an increasingly biased press, changed how we see the movie today. The filmmakers and subjects alike expected President Barack Obama to pass the baton to President-Elect Hillary Clinton. They meant the movie to be part documentary,...
  • Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote

    05/26/2018 5:54:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    msn.com ^ | 05/26/2018 | Robin Millard
    Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. Speaking after a landslide referendum in favour of repealing the republic's ban on abortions, Varadkar said Ireland had emerged from the shadows and come of age. "Today is an historic day for Ireland. A quiet revolution has taken place," he said in a speech at Dublin Castle, where the referendum result was declared, showing 66 percent had voted to repeal the constitutional ban on abortions. Varadkar, Ireland's first gay prime minister, came to...
  • Should Utilities Pay for California Wildfire Damage?

    05/26/2018 5:29:44 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Barron's ^ | May 26, 2018 | Vito J. Racanelli
    After the deaths of more than 40 people and the destruction of thousands of homes in California’s terrible wildfires last year, the ultimate financial reckoning remains far off. Not long ago, the state’s insurance department put compensation claims at nearly $12 billion. Will utilities and their shareholders pay, or ratepayers, or taxpayers? Should utilities bear the brunt of the claims, as consumer advocates propose, it could have serious negative repercussions for the long-term health of the California utility industry. If ratepayers or taxpayers foot the bill, many residents of the Golden State will feel the pinch in their pocketbooks. According...
  • Media Blackout after Anti-Islamist Activist Jailed in England for Reporting on Muslim Rape Gang Tria

    05/26/2018 4:59:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2018-05-26T11:27:16 | Megan Fox
    Tommy Robinson, a British activist and journalist, has been arrested outside a Leeds courtroom for livestreaming information about a Muslim gang on trial for raping and grooming hundreds of victims, some as young as eleven. Robinson was taken immediately to prison.The ongoing trial regards the heinous rape of children as reported by the UK Metro News: "Twenty-six men and two women appeared before a judge at Leeds Crown Court charged with offenses including rape, trafficking, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supplying drugs and making of indecent images of children."Hundreds of children were allegedly raped and the defendants are...
  • It’s Time to Focus on the "School" in "School Shooting"

    05/26/2018 4:58:59 PM PDT · by Mafe · 12 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | May 26, 2018 | Thomas Eckert
    It’s been three short months since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead , and America has suffered from yet another school shooting. This time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 people were gunned down on Friday. As we’ve come to expect, it’s trending on every social media platform and news outlet, as people gear up with the latest arguments and narratives and wait – although, not always – for the facts to emerge. Rather than partake in the mud-slinging, I believe it’s time to reevaluate our solutions and look to government for the answer, by...
  • Dick Morris: Punish the GOP Traitors on Immigration

    05/26/2018 4:46:41 PM PDT · by dvan · 29 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | Dick Morris
    Twenty-one Republican members of the House of Representatives have signed a discharge petition in the hopes that, combined with Democrat members, they can get enough signatures to force a vote on legalizing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without having to embrace Republican demands for tougher immigration laws as a tradeoff. These GOP congressmen are sabotaging President Donald Trump’s efforts and those of conservative House members to hold up legalizing DACA immigrants (those who came here as children) until Democrats agree to strengthen immigration laws. The conservative rationale is highly sensible. When we grant, in effect, amnesty...
  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • President Trump executive orders are threat to democracy, union says

    05/26/2018 4:31:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | May 25, 2018 | AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr
    White House directives aim to strip federal workers of right to representation WASHINGTON – President Trump is attempting to silence the voice of veterans, law enforcement officers, and other frontline federal workers through a series of executive orders intended to strip federal employees of their decades-old right to representation at the worksite, the American Federation of Government Employees said today.“This is more than union busting – it’s democracy busting,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said. “These executive orders are a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress has specifically guaranteed to the 2 million public-sector employees...
  • Andy Mills, Battle of Midway survivor, dies at 103

    05/26/2018 4:21:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | John Wilkens
    That famous battle in June 1942 turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific. Mills was there, as chief steward aboard the doomed carrier Yorktown, playing a small but memorable role that spoke of character and determination — so much so that decades later a barracks at North Island Naval Air Station was named after him. Mr. Mills, a longtime San Diego resident, died last Friday at Mission Hills Health Care. He was 103. -snip In interviews, Mr. Mills said he and other blacks understood that they were under a microscope, watched by white people expecting them to fail. If...