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  • This Man's Epic Ploy to Catch Package Thieves Red-Handed Is the Ultimate Act of Vigilante Justice

    12/19/2018 2:17:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    IJR ^ | 12-18-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Mark Rober was one of the 11 million Americans who fell victim to package theft, but unlike most victims, he had a plan for when the robbers tried to strike again. Rober was first alerted to the package thieves by his home security system. He knew a package had been listed as delivered, but it never arrived. He checked his home security footage and found that a couple had stolen it right off his front step. "If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated," said Rober. When he brought the security footage to...
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 10 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • DC Just Passed the "Strongest Climate Legislation" in the Nation

    12/18/2018 10:33:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Earther ^ | 18 December 2018 | Brian Kahn
    The Trump administration isn’t about renewable energy, but thanks to the Washington, D.C., city council, it could soon be running on clean power. The council passed one of the most ambitious climate bills in the country on Tuesday requiring the District to get all of its energy from renewables by 2032...."This is only the beginning," Reverend Yearwood, the head of the Hip Hop Caucus, said at the press conference after the bill was passed.
  • US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

    12/18/2018 12:20:46 PM PST · by detective · 114 replies
    AP ^ | 12/18/2018 | MARK STEVENSON
    The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate. The plan was announced in a joint U.S.-Mexican statement released by the State Department and read aloud by Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in the Mexican capital. “In sum I think this is good news, very good...
  • South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites

    12/18/2018 8:31:28 PM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 81 replies
    Vesti News ^ | 12/18/2018 | Vesti News
    South Africa: Black South Africans Unleash Campaign of Savagery and Predation on Local Whites Video at the link.
  • Facebook gave more user data access to tech firms than previously known

    12/18/2018 8:09:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Facebook granted major tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix access to users' personal data in ways not previously disclosed, according to interviews and internal documents reported by The New York Times. The news outlet cited interviews and hundreds of documents from the social media platform that showed the company allowed Microsoft's Bing search engine to view the names of Facebook users' friends without consent; allowed Netflix and Spotify to read users' private messages; and allowed Amazon to obtain users' names and contact information. The agreements between Facebook and tech companies applied to more than 150 companies, most of which...
  • IHOP will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show after he says immigrants are

    12/18/2018 6:01:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 173 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 18, 2018 | Kate Taylor
    IHOP is joining the mass of advertisers abandoning Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show after his controversial comments about immigration last week. "At our core, we stand for welcoming folks from all backgrounds and beliefs into our restaurants and continually evaluate advertising to ensure it aligns with our values," IHOP said in a statement to Business Insider. "In this case, we will no longer be advertising on this show." At least 12 advertisers have stopped advertising on the show since last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter, whichfirst reported the news that IHOP was cutting ties with Tucker Carlson's show. Last...
  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer .. Terror Attack in France Is a Fresh Reminder of Why We Need the Wall

    12/18/2018 10:00:34 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | December 14, 2018 | Lt. Col Tony Shaffer
    The terrorist attack on a French Christmas market should serve as a wakeup call to America. The stakes are too high for Congress to keep playing political games with border security. We need to build the wall. Americans awoke Wednesday to yet another awful reminder that we still live in a world beset with radical Islamic terrorism. In the night, the crack of gunfire and the all-too-familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in a French Christmas market. At least four people who came out to enjoy Strasbourg’s famous Advent traditions are dead. As President Trump so astutely noted in...
  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. “I’m inclined to deny the motion to dismiss,” said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky

    12/18/2018 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 aren’t worth much. By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018 Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, you’ll flash back four years. You’ll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election. Republicans then were in a situation similar to the one that Democrats are in now. More than a dozen candidates were poised to run. And...
  • DOJ, ATF Are About to Find Themselves in Court Over the Newly-Released Bump Stock Ban

    12/18/2018 3:56:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 18, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    For over a year, gun owners have prepared for a ban on bump stocks. After the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, the Trump administration vowed to make the firearm accessory illegal. That time has officially come. The regulation reclassifies a bump stock as a machinegun under the National Firearms Act. One gun group, however, disagrees with the classification and plans to bring about litigation to challenge the regulation. Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) are filing a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The...
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Danish Minister for Migration: “Somalis go home and rebuild your country”

    12/18/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Danish authorities have concluded that the situation in some parts of Somalia is safe, and that Somalis no longer have valid grounds for asylum. Following a review of the situation in Somalia, which began in 2017, residence permits will therefore be withdrawn for no less than 1,000 Somalis. “It is time for them to go home now,” Denmark states. “If you no longer need our protection and your life and your health are no longer at risk in your homeland, you must of course return home and build up your country of origin”, says Minister for Migration Inger Střjberg, according...
  • McSally lost Senate race but will fill McCain’s Arizona seat

    12/18/2018 2:40:33 PM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and TERRY TANG
    Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state’s other spot in the Senate. McSally, a former air force colonel, lost to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in November after a bruising contest in which she contended Sinema committed “treason” by making anti-war remarks in 2003. Now, McSally will join the Senate the same day that Sinema is sworn in.
  • Polish Minister says ‘France is now the sick man of Europe’ while Poland is a ‘bright spot’

    12/18/2018 2:36:30 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz bemoans the ‘sad’ France situation. He mentioned the jihadist attack, where a French jihadist killed five during an attack near Strasbourg Christmas market, and the Yellow Vests protests having made France Europe’s ‘sick man’. Mr. Czaputowicz asserts that the ‘Yellow Vests’ protests and last week’s jihadist attack made France a ‘drag on Europe’ while Poland is a bright spot. France and Poland have maintained an icy relationship ever since the populist Law and Justice (PiS) government came to power in Poland in 2015. As well, Macron has criticised Poland’s reforms, which according to the European...
  • BREAKING: “The people’s win” Belgian Prime Minister resigns over UN Migration Pact

    12/18/2018 2:28:23 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has said he will resign after facing a no confidence motion in his government. The decision can be seen as another result of the migrant crisis and especially the UN Migration Pact. The member states of the European Union have taken in the bulk of migrants since the 2015 ‘crisis’. The influx of millions of ‘refugees’, mostly seen as economic migrants, has changed the make up of EU member states’. Migrant criminality rising in countries where the number of migrants has also risen has given way to votes such as Brexit and the rise of...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days…

    12/18/2018 2:27:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 49 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 18, 2018 | sundance
    Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. The Daily Caller has an article [See Here] and a thread on the events [is Here] and a great video recap ob the events by Will Chamberlain [is HERE]. That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90-days. While we await the transcript from the court, here’s my view. Last night, while contemplating the possible outcomes of the hearing, there...
  • Tucker Carlson Dropped by at Least 7 Advertisers in Wake of Immigration Flap

    12/18/2018 2:21:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 18 December 2018 | Jon Levine
    Tucker Carlson: ""You've seen it a million times, it happens all the time," he said. "The enforcers scream 'racist' on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It's a tactic, a well worn one. And it won't work with the show, we're not intimidated. We plan to say what's true until the last day."
  • Reminder: No profanity, no racism, no personal attacks, no threats, no violence, etc.

    12/18/2018 2:11:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 172 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Some of this is starting to creep into our forum again, hence the reminder. Debate the issues all you want, but please don't make it personal. Keep it clean, above board and above belt. Also, whether pro or con, keep the q stuff off our regular forum threads. Post it on the q thread in chat/conspiracy. But again, keep it clean, don't make it personal, no name calling, no attacks, no threats, no violence. Don't be a TROLL. Stay on topic, don't flame, don't engage in flamewars, feuds, cross-thread arguments, stalking or harassment. If you don't like the subject or...