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  • The Nigel Farage Show On Sunday: Catalonia Independence

    10/24/2017 2:39:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/22.2017 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage 5:15) "The European Union who were studiously quiet after all the police brutality a few weeks ago...." (Journalist James Babcock 5:28) ..."the main leaders of the European Union with exceptions such as Belgium have rallied around the Spanish government. We saw that in the summit last weekend. We heard Mr. Macron, we heard Merkel and the Commission President all saying basically that they support Spain, they support the Spanish constitution, the constitutional order in Spain." (Nigel Farage) ...That was Theresa May's position, too, wasn't it? (James Babcock) Yes....They're treating this as an internal matter.... (Nigel Farage 6:15) ...Well,...
  • Nixon Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan

    10/24/2017 12:47:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 2 replies
    Richard Nixon Foundation ^ | 11/5/2015 | Leah Kidd
    “Without adequate health care, no one can make full use of his or her talents and opportunities. It is thus just as important that economic, racial and social barriers not stand in the way of good health care as it is to eliminate those barriers to a good education and a good job.” “Without adequate health care, no one can make full use of his or her talents and opportunities. It is thus just as important that economic, racial and social barriers not stand in the way of good health care as it is to eliminate those barriers to a...
  • Hillary Clinton tells Montreal audience ‘wave of activism’ can defeat forces trying to destroy...

    10/24/2017 12:32:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Star ^ | 10/23/17 | GIUSEPPE VALIANTE
    **SNIP** “Let’s not mince words,” she said in Montreal. “This is a new cold war and it’s just getting started ... We are in a global struggle between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism, authoritarianism and dictatorship. “That illiberalism comes in many strains, including in Russia’s aggressive efforts to destabilize — if not dismantle — the liberal world order.” The antidote, Clinton claims, is the “wave of activism” she said is inspiring her in the U.S. and around the world.
  • North Korea threats at 'unprecedented, critical' level, Japan official says

    10/24/2017 12:30:51 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    he threat of nuclear war posed by North Korea has grown to an “unprecedented” level amid escalating tensions with the rogue regime and now requires the U.S., Japan and South Korea to demonstrate “different responses” to the threat, a Japanese official said Monday. Speaking with the U.S. and South Korean counterparts at a meeting of Asian defense chiefs in the Philippines, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said “(The) threat posed by North Korea has grown to the unprecedented, critical and imminent level,” according to a Reuters report. “Therefore, we have to take calibrated and different responses to meet with that...
  • DOJ grows frustrated with tech firms over encryption

    10/24/2017 12:21:24 AM PDT · by Fedora · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/2017 | David Shortell
    A top Justice Department official on Tuesday criticized technology companies that "enable criminals and terrorists" with encryption software and foreshadowed a new government approach to the issue that has increasingly frustrated law enforcement."When investigations of violent criminal organizations come to a halt because we cannot access a phone, lives may be lost," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said..."The approach taken in the recent past--negotiating with technology companies and hoping that they eventually will assist law enforcement out of a sense of civic duty--is unlikely to work," he said.Though he did not outline future steps, Rosenstein, seemed to be taking up..a...
  • FBI Informant Has Emails and Video Evidence of Russian Efforts to Win Favor of Clintons...

    10/24/2017 12:14:04 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/17 | Jim Hoft
    In 2009 the FBI had substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States According to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) an FBI confidential informant holds information about the handling of a criminal probe linked to a controversial deal that ceded ownership of U.S. uranium assets to the Russian government.
  • Jailed Turkish philanthropist ravaged in pro-AKP media (Adalet? Justice?)

    10/23/2017 11:05:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 23, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    The veil of secrecy shrouding the detention of Osman Kavala, a tireless and generous supporter of civil society in Turkey, has yet to be lifted since his detention at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Oct. 18. But the slander campaign against the prominent businessman and philanthropist is continuing full blast. Aydin Unal, a columnist for the pro-government Yeni Safak, likened Kavala to Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who is accused of seeking to violently overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It is quite clear that Kavala, just like Fethullah Gulen, is one of the baby-faced, masked as peace-loving, humanitarian-seeming tools collected...
  • Warren, other senators share horror stories of sexual harassment

    10/23/2017 10:43:21 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 23 2917 | Marisa Schultz
    Four female senators shared personal experiences of sexual harassment Sunday in support of the #MeToo movement formed in the wake of the widespread Harvey Weinstein abuse allegations. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) revealed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the sexist behavior they faced before becoming powerful politicians in Washington.
  • Is Mueller Actually Working For Trump?

    10/23/2017 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10-23-2017 | Larry Schweikart
    I will state out the outset I can be wrong. So far, on almost all the big calls, I haven’t been but there’s always a first time. That said, I think Robert Mueller is doing exactly what Donald Trump (yes, Donald Trump!) hired him to do. Oh, did you forget? Trump hired Mueller. Well, Rod Rosenstein hired him . . . the day after Trump “interviewed” Mueller for the FBI position.
  • Priceless! MSNBC segment questioning need for Trump border wall interrupted by… (just guess)

    10/23/2017 10:31:47 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-23-2017
    President Trump will reportedly decide which is best. Meanwhile, MSNBC did a report about the prototypes and whether a more secure border wall is even necessary, and during the segment, something interesting happened:
  • Mexico's Vicente Fox Bashes Trump: 'You're Not Fighting Fake News, You're Creating Them'

    10/23/2017 10:23:41 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-23-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Vicente Fox Quesada is a former Mexican president. As such, you'd think that he'd use Twitter -- where he's very active -- first and foremost to comment on Mexican affairs and to give the current administration some desperately needed advice. Not so much. You see, Vicente has an obsession. It's called "Donald Trump." Time and again, Fox criticizes Trump. He responds to the American president's tweets, to his statements in interviews, and attacks him even when Trump doesn't actually say anything. Yep, Fox is waging his own little private war against the leader of the most powerful country on earth....
  • Lest we forget--Report:McCain's Profane Tirade at His Wife

    10/23/2017 8:42:06 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 37 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/15/2008 | Nick Juliano
    Lest we forget who the real John McCain is, here's an oldie but goodie. What kind of a man call his wife a trollop and the c-word--in front of members of the press?
  • Reporting on Las Vegas, Pixel by Pixel

    10/23/2017 8:41:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Nearly a month has passed since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more — yet the shooting continues to confound the public and investigators alike. Little is known about Mr. Paddock’s motives. And investigators have revised parts of the timeline of the shooting on three occasions, raising further questions about what exactly happened. During continuing investigations into major events, traditional reporting often relies in part on official statements from law enforcement officers. But in this case, faced with shifting reports, The...
  • I’m a Conservative Who Was Roofied by a Stranger. Here’s What I Think of the ‘Me Too’ Hashtag.

    10/23/2017 8:36:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 20, 2017 | Amy Swearer
    Me, too. That phrase has floated around social media all week, a trend started in response to the recent sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The premise is simple, if not oversimplified: Shift the focus away from predators and onto the victims. Tens of thousands of women—and men—have shared their stories of rape, sexual assault, or harassment under the hashtag. For some, the only words that came were “Me, too.” I process through writing. This week, I have written something incredibly personal, for a trend no one—including myself—expected me to participate in. I believe I owe myself a...
  • Sessions: ‘We Will Use Whatever Laws We Have to Get MS-13 Off of Our Streets’

    10/23/2017 8:17:08 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday new initiatives to combat MS-13, the transnational drug gang that has been a major target of President Donald Trump’s criminal justice agenda. Speaking to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia, Sessions announced the designation of MS-13 as a focus of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF). "They will go after MS-13 with a renewed vigor and a sharpened focus. I am announcing that I have authorized them to use every lawful tool to investigate MS-13—not just our drug laws, but everything from RICO to our tax laws to...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: 'I Will Go and Take Out Trump Tonight'

    10/23/2017 8:07:55 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-23-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Ever since it became clear back in 2015 that Donald Trump would be a serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Democrats have blasted him for supposedly "demonizing" his opponents and using highly aggressive statements to push his message. He wasn't polite, he was stoking up tensions, and so on. You know the drill. That kind of criticism coming from Democrats is absolutely fascinating because it's so incredibly hypocritical. The politicians who demonize their opponents are Democrats. Case in point? Rep. Maxine Waters' speech at the Ali Forney Center in New York City on October 13 where she said the...
  • For smarter shipbuilding, Canada should look to Denmark

    10/23/2017 7:26:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    MACLEAN'S ^ | October 23, 2017 | Ken Hansen
    An Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate. (Odense Maritime Technology) Ken Hansen, who retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2009 at the rank of Commander, is an independent defence analyst and owner of Hansen Maritime Horizons. He is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for Atlantic Oceans Research Enterprise, and a contributor to the Security Affairs Committee for the Royal United Services Institute. When it was first announced in 2011, Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy immediately became the most expensive capital procurement in the history of the country. Initially estimated to cost $38.6 billion, the 25-year plan more than doubles the amount...
  • Donald Trump: King of Deregulation?

    10/23/2017 5:50:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/30/2017 | Peter J. Boyer
    The government has added an average of 13,000 new restrictions annually for the past 20 years. Under Trump, the number of new regulations is near zero. In a speech on October 11 promoting his tax-reform plan, Donald Trump spoke rosily of America’s economic revival, crediting himself for having cleared the way for growth. “Since January of this year, we have slashed job-killing red tape all across our economy,” the president said. “We have stopped or eliminated more regulations in the last eight months than any president has done during an entire term. It’s not even close.” It seemed a characteristic...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Wouldn’t Call a White Guy “Wacky”

    10/23/2017 5:38:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Wacky?” That’s racist! That was Chris Matthews implication on this evening’s Hardball, discussing President Trump’s use of the w-word regarding Rep. Frederica Wilson in the context of the kerfuffle over Trump’s phone conversation with the widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson. Said Matthews: “I have a feeling that wouldn’t be addressed to a white guy.” View the video here.
  • My Bill Would Stop Tax Dollars From Subsidizing the NFL

    10/23/2017 5:33:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    Rep. Matt Gaetz is the U.S. representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. He serves on the House Budget Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Armed Services Committee. NFL players have protested the national anthem for a little over a year now. First, they kneeled for Black Lives Matter, then against “police brutality.” Now, they’re kneeling to protest racial injustice. But has kneeling helped them raise awareness? Has their weekly spectacle changed any policies or laws? No. If anything, their protest has backfired spectacularly—it’s simply made a lot of Americans stop watching football. No one should be surprised—kneeling...