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  • How the military is making it hard to remember our wars

    11/11/2017 9:02:25 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 November 2017 | Major John Spencer
    A veteran laments the deletion and disorganization of records from Iraq and Afghanistan. I often wonder what people will say about the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan decades from now. What I will tell my children when they are able to understand the answers to questions about what happened “over there.” I am afraid I will forget. As every day passes, I struggle more and more to remember all the names of the soldiers in my platoon, the hard-to-pronounce places we fought, the day-to-day things we did during my two year-long combat tours in Iraq. But what worries me most...
  • ‘What Happened? Ma’am…You Got Your Ass Kicked!’ Bannon Lambasts Clinton at The Citadel

    11/11/2017 9:00:20 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon addressed The Citadel Republican Society’s 2017 Patriot Dinner, regaling the crowd at the storied Charleston, South Carolina, military academy with tales of the 2016 Trump campaign, of which he was CEO. “Ma’am, with all do respect, what happened is that you got your ass kicked,” Bannon told the diners, mocking What Happened, Hillary’s heavily-promoted, 900-page tome on her unexpected defeat after nearly four years of anointment as the next President of the United States, in which she blames nearly everything but her own weakness as a candidate. The remark came after a spirited...
  • Boston is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures

    11/11/2017 8:54:41 AM PST · by ex91B10 · 44 replies ^ | 11/11/2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Darkest Hour Trailer 2 (2017) Gary Oldman Winston Churchill Movie (Video)

    11/11/2017 8:41:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Video LinkThere are a few snippets in Trailer 2 which were not in Trailer 1.This is going to be an incredible film.
  • Podesta Group on the verge of shuttering amid ties to Mueller probe

    11/11/2017 7:36:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    One of Washington's most prominent lobbying firms is on the verge of shuttering after becoming ensnared by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Kimberley Fritts, the chief executive of the Podesta Group, told employees during a Thursday staff meeting that the firm would cease to exist at the end of the year, according to two sources. Employees were asked to clear out their desks and were told they may not be paid beyond November 15, multiple sources said.
  • Chinese Auto Glass Magnate Faces Union Challenge in Ohio (the UAW lost)

    11/11/2017 7:33:02 AM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/08/2017 | KEITH BRADSHER, NOAM SCHEIBER
    "The vote is widely seen as an indication of how Chinese companies that are building or buying factories in the United States might handle the delicate subject of labor relations. Unions in China are strictly controlled by the Communist Party. Unauthorized strikes or demonstrations are often quickly shut down."
  • Magical Mystery Tour, Minneapolis Version (Somalis)

    11/11/2017 7:19:52 AM PST · by Salman · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 10, 2017 | Scott W. Johnson
    A sidebar to the story of the ISIS-affiliated Somali men convicted on terrorism charges last year in federal district court in Minneapolis: one of the men who pleaded guilty and cooperated with the prosecution had worked on the tarmac at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and could have done serious harm. So had the one who turned informant and was never charged in the case. When his FBI interlocutors persuaded him to turn, he had a question for them: “Can I get my job at the airport back?” That’s not all. In his March 29, 2016 Star Tribune story, Stephen...
  • Roy Moore makes first appearance since allegations; protesters gather in Vestavia Hills

    11/11/2017 7:16:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 96 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Ivana Hrynkiw
    United States Senate hopeful Roy Moore today is making his first public appearance Saturday after allegations broke Thursday the former Alabama Supreme Court Cheif Justice inappropriately touched a then 14-year-old girl several decades ago. Moore is at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club around 8:30 a.m. Saturday as about a dozen protesters gathered outside. He declined to answer reporters' questions as he entered the building.
  • UW-Madison faculty ask campus to commit to climate action, carbon neutrality

    11/11/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Pat Schneider
    University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have adopted a resolution encouraging campus administrators to implement a plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-Madison Faculty Senate unanimously passed the resolution on Nov. 6, said sponsor, Kurt Paulsen, an associate professor in urban planning. The resolution encourages funding, creation and implementation of a campus-wide climate action plan with specific and measurable targets. Sustainability improvements on campus often require financial investments, Blank stressed. And investments in the campus’ state-owned buildings often requires state approval and funding, she said. Blank in closing quoted former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,...
  • Alabama ABC Affiliate Can’t Find One Voter Who Believes WaPo Report About Roy Moore (trunc.)

    11/11/2017 6:46:04 AM PST · by libstripper · 59 replies ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    During a segment that aired on Friday’s broadcast of Birmingham, AL ABC affiliate WBMA 33/40’s 5 p.m. local news, political reporter Lauren Walsh sought out voters in Columbiana, AL to gauge their reactions to the Washington Post report that alleged Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls more than 34 years ago. None of the respondents according to Walsh told her they believed the Post’s reporting.
  • Goddard pushing bill to ban ‘dark money’

    11/11/2017 6:44:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX – A former state attorney general wants Arizonans to vote to constitutionally ban anonymous donations from political campaigns. Terry Goddard is crafting a "right to know'' initiative that would guarantee in the state constitution that voters are entitled to know who is trying to sway their votes on who to elect for everything from statewide offices to school board members. The measure, which Goddard hopes to put to voters a year from now, also would impose the same requirements on those pushing future ballot measures. Campaign consultant Bob Grossfeld said the effort starts with redefining for voters exactly what...
  • COP23: Activists march in Bonn in Carnival-themed climate protests

    11/11/2017 6:40:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | November 11, 2017
    Environmental activists took to the soggy streets of Bonn on Saturday, taking part in two demonstrations aimed at grabbing the attention of the COP23 climate conference attendees gathered in the western German city. One demonstration, led by the group "No Climate Change," marched from Bonn's downtown area toward the site where the climate conference is taking place near the United Nations headquarters in Germany. Another protest took place around the city center. Puppets representing Earth and the "bad ghosts of coal and nuclear energy" duked it out on the streets of Bonn, reported DW's Patrick Grosse. In another nod to...
  • California economy a measly 37th, behind Michigan and Ohio

    11/11/2017 6:20:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    California likes to boast that its booming economy is the sixth largest in the world – as calculated by its own state government. In contrast, rust belt states like Michigan and Ohio are seen as pathetic economic has-beens by the self-congratulating liberal elite. Not so fast, says Carson Bruno in Real Clear Markets. Adjust for cost of living, which is 36% higher than the national average, and California comes out behind Mexico:
  • UN climate talks head towards deadloack as trust deficit widens

    11/11/2017 6:26:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Economic Times ^ | November 11, 2017 | by Urmi Goswami
    With the first week of the UN-sponsored climate talks drawing to a close, the trust deficit between rich industrialised and poor developing countries that has for long marred the negotiations appears to be back in some measure. The co-operative spirit that underpinned the talks at Paris and Marrakech seems to be fast receding. Unlike the Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, which requires that beginning in 2020 all countries take measures to tackle climate change, in the pre-2020 period, the onus is on industrialised countries. The pre-2020 actions also includes the voluntary efforts that poor developing countries took on to slowdown...
  • The Dems Are Running in Place

    11/11/2017 6:11:13 AM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 10, 2017 | George Neumayr
    The picture of the Democratic Party that emerges from Tuesday’s election results is not one of renewal but one of complacency — a party that is content to run in place, winning where Hillary won, but not making any serious plans to expand the map. It remains as bi-coastal, geriatric, and boutique as ever. Turn on the TV and you see no fresh, moderate faces capable of poaching red states away from the Republicans. Instead, you see Hillary Clinton desperately trying to stay relevant on second-tier late-night talk shows (the scene of Hillary chugging down champagne with Seth Myers after...
  • Nolte — Another CNN Race Problem: Employees Directed to Destroy Donna Brazile’s Credibility

    11/11/2017 6:07:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    A very bad week for CNN just got a whole lot worse. Tucker Carlson of Fox News addressed the explosive allegation that CNN is doing what it has done so many times before to protect the Clintons and the Democrat Party: destroy a black person. Carlson says CNN management directed employees to destroy Donna Brazile’s credibility. Carlson said: According to highly informed sources we spoke to – highly informed – top management at CNN directed its employees to undermine Brazile’s credibility. Anchors and producers were vocally offended — many of them — by Brazile’s attacks on their friends, the Clintons....
  • In Alabama, Republican Voters Stand by Roy Moore

    11/11/2017 6:02:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 11, 2017 | by ADAM EDELMAN
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Jerome Cox, the pastor at the Greenwood Baptist Church in this small city 20 miles northwest of Montgomery, put down his banjo and smiled as he explained that he aims to always see the good in people. That includes people like Roy Moore. "I voted for him in the primary, in the runoff and I’ll be voting for him again on Dec. 12," Cox said. Of more than a dozen Republican voters in Alabama interviewed by NBC News, none said their support for Moore would change. Most said they didn't believe the allegations and some said even...
  • French politicians protest over Muslim street prayers in Paris

    11/11/2017 5:54:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 10, 2017
    About 100 French politicians have marched on a street in a Paris suburb in protest at Muslims holding Friday prayers in public. The politicians, wearing tricolour sashes of office and singing the national anthem, disrupted about 200 worshippers on a street in Clichy. Police kept the two groups apart but some scuffles broke out. Critics say the prayers are an unacceptable use of public space in France's strictly secular system. The worshippers, however, say they have nowhere else to go since the town hall took over the room they used for prayers back in March. France has about five million...
  • War and Remembrance

    11/11/2017 5:49:27 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    I spent much of the morning before Veterans Day in various TV green rooms with a whole lot of vets, and also a young lady whose father died in Iraq in 2006. She is rightly proud of the dad she lost when she was barely old enough to know him, and he would certainly be very proud of the way his young daughter has turned out. But I wonder more and more whether our society is worthy of the terrible sacrifices of so very few. For Remembrance Day around the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the United States, we present...
  • Chris Hayes: Dems Are ‘Overdue For a Real Reckoning’ On Bill Clinton Allegations

    11/11/2017 5:17:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies ^ | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    In the midst of a chaos surrounding the molestation allegations that were made against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, MSNBC host Chris Hayes took to Twitter to express that such problems don’t only belong to Republicans. *snip “As gross and cynical and hypocrtical as the right’s ‘what about Bill Clinton‘ stuff is, it’s also true that Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him,” Hayes tweeted. The former president was accused of sexual assault and rape by several women over the years and the allegations were revived during the 2016 election after...