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  • Germany's Weber: Creating European Monetary Fund should be a priority

    11/19/2018 6:37:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 8:29 AM | Michelle Martin
    German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, said on Monday that turning the European bailout fund (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be a priority. […] “The political picture behind that is that in the last eurozone crisis, we asked for the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) help. Barack Obama was the president then, so partnership was possible. In future crises, which we can’t exclude happening, I as a European don’t want to be dependent on the White House.” …
  • 'It's a ghost page': EPA site's climate change section may be gone for good

    11/02/2018 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 2, 2018 | by Oliver Milman
    More than a year after the US Environmental Protection Agency took down information on climate change from its website for an “update”, it now seems uncertain whether it will ever reappear. In April last year, the EPA replaced its online climate change section with a holding page that said the content was being updated to “reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump”. Information previously found at made it clear that human activity was warming the planet, resulting in harm to Americans’ health as well as crucial ecosystems on which humans depend. The “update” page has now given...
  • U.S. State Department: Iran Spends $1 Billion a Year on Terrorism

    11/14/2018 3:05:59 PM PST · by familyop · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 14, 2018 | John Hayward
    “Iran spends $700 million a year on Lebanese Hezbollah. It gives another $100 million to various Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas. Combined with the money that Tehran provides to other terrorists, the total bill comes close to $1 billion a year,” Ambassador Sales said...Evanoff warned that Iran-backed terror groups are spreading their influence across the Middle East, as in the case of Hezbollah’s branch in Iraq, which is openly in command of “Popular Mobilization Force” militia units sanctioned by the government in Baghdad...Sales refused to comment on media speculation that the Trump administration might designate the Houthi insurgency in Yemen...
  • This new app can show you the voting history of your friends and coworkers —

    11/13/2018 6:23:12 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/05/2018 | Avery Hartmans
    A new app wants to help get the word out to vote in the upcoming midterm elections — but there's one feature that could feel a little invasive. The app, called Vote With Me, provides helpful information about the elections taking place in your district, lets you know whether a race is tight, and shows you how to prepare for Election Day. But the app also pulls your voter registration and voting record, and that same information from anyone in your phone's contacts, ---SNIP--- Vote With Me is providing a window into your friends', family's, and coworkers' voting habits,
  • Traffic blocked at Fort Lauderdale airport after suspicious package found,BSO says(votes foundincar)

    11/11/2018 7:13:58 PM PST · by bitt · 153 replies
    miami herald ^ | 11/11/2018 | Carly Teproff
    Authorities have blocked traffic at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a suspicious package was found outside Terminal 4 Sunday night, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Just after 6:30 p.m. a report of the package came in to Regional Communications, BSO said. BSO deputies and the department’s bomb squad responded
  • Opinion: What Are The Chances That America’s Disunion Turns Into Civil War?

    11/08/2018 8:39:26 PM PST · by blam · 253 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-8-2018 | Ian Morris
    Strong rhetoric and violence on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching a fever pitchIs the United States on the brink of a new civil war? According to Newsweek magazine’s polling, a third of all Americans think such a conflict could break out within the next five years, with 10% thinking it “very likely to happen.” Plenty of experts agree. Back in March, State Department official Keith Mines told Foreign Policy magazine: “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.” He rated the odds of a second American Civil War breaking out within...
  • Under Obama, the CIA Suffered a 'Catastrophic' Disaster

    11/07/2018 10:12:08 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | November 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    This story, which broke on Nov. 2, got mighty little attention from the national media. I wonder why: In 2013, hundreds of CIA officers — many working nonstop for weeks — scrambled to contain a disaster of global proportions: a compromise of the agency’s internet-based covert communications system used to interact with its informants in dark corners around the world. Teams of CIA experts worked feverishly to take down and reconfigure the websites secretly used for these communications; others managed operations to quickly spirit assets to safety and oversaw other forms of triage. “When this was going on, it was...
  • 6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies

    11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tony Daniel
    More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldn’t reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy). Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013,...
  • Shocking moment group of teenage boys throw a pole through a Brooklyn synagogue window [tr]

    11/05/2018 1:13:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    The NYPD is hunting a group of young men who were filmed throwing a pole through a Brooklyn synagogue on Saturday as Sabbath services took place inside. The group was caught on surveillance cameras hovering around the synagogue in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood on Saturday. There were six boys in the group. Some wore black hoodies and some wore orange sweatshirts.
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • Who’s to Blame for Our Bitter Divide?

    11/04/2018 6:56:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | November 4, 2018 | John C. Goodman
    Here is something almost all Americans agree on: we’re divided.Nine out of 10 Americans say political divisions in our country are a serious problem, according to a recent poll. Six in 10 say it’s a very serious problem. One doesn’t have to look very far to find examples.In a New York Times editorial, Paul Krugman wrote“hate is on the ballot next week.” Why is that? Because Republicans are on the ballot and they are “peddling hatred.” Krugman blames the recent massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue on a “climate of paranoia and racism deliberately fostered by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.” And...
  • Why it’s still in Russia’s interest to mess with US politics

    11/04/2018 3:16:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2018 | Angela Charlton
    Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven’t chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies — and might even have emboldened them. U.S. officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity targeted at American voters during the campaign for Tuesday’s election, masquerading as U.S. institutions and creating faux-American social media posts to aggravate tensions around issues like migration and gun control. Russia denies any interference. So far U.S. authorities haven’t announced any huge hacks or the kind of multipronged campaign suspected in the 2016 election, and it’s hard to judge whether the more recent...
  • Trump slams legacy of 'Barack H. Obama' on campaign trail

    11/02/2018 8:57:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 2, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump condemned the legacy of former President Barack Obama Friday night with one withering blast at a campaign rally in Indiana. Campaigning for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun, Mr. Trump noted that Mr. Obama will be stumping in the state this weekend for incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “It’s no surprise that Joe Donnelly is holding a rally this weekend with Barack H. Obama,” Mr. Trump said. Then he let loose on his predecessor, who has criticized Mr. Trump as dishonest. “We don’t want to go back to the Obama days of low wages, high unemployment, rising crime, open...
  • Did You Forget Obama Admin Legalized “Fake News” in 2016?

    11/03/2018 5:22:56 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 5 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/03/2018 | Bradlee Dean
    An article was written at Common Dreams on Monday, December 26, 2016, called “Under Cover of Christmas, Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency.” I’d like to quote from the article and comment on it. “It owns all these not-at-all-important laws are smuggled into NDAA that are signed on Christmas Eve with basically no public debate,” wrote media critic Adam Johnson. Notice that it was signed on Christmas Eve while everyone was enjoying the Christmas holidays in taking a much-needed break from the “circus of politics” and the agents of their particular “special interest” groups.
  • WATCH: Mexican Cartel Films Cop’s Interrogation Before Killing Him (a Jeb Bush act of love)

    11/02/2018 8:22:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | ROBERT ARCE
    A municipal police officer in Chihuahua who was kidnapped by cartel gunmen on October 18 was found murdered Wednesday after appearing in a forced interrogation video released on social media. A municipal police officer identified as Jesus Andrade Chagoya, 24, was found murdered early Wednesday morning in colonia Ex Agrícola San Antonio, Cuauhtémoc. Officer Chagoya was kidnapped by a group of gunmen in front of his residence after completing a shift and was later found in a vacant lot dressed in uniform with a gunshot wound to the head. Several hours later, a video was uploaded onto various social media...
  • Man in Trump video was jailed, released under Joe Arpaio [barf; AP lies]

    11/02/2018 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jacques Billeaud
    A political ad from President Donald Trump that shows a Mexican immigrant bragging about killing police officers has put the spotlight back on noted immigration hard-liner Joe Arpaio, who detained and released the man in the video years ago. The former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix says he’s being unfairly blamed for releasing the immigrant depicted in the video that has stoked immigration anxieties in the days leading up to the midterm elections. The ad centers on Luis Bracamontes, who was convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting deaths of two sheriff’s deputies in California while he was in the...
  • U.S. Launches Crackdown on Chinese Economic Espionage

    11/02/2018 10:12:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 2, 2018 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    State-run Chinese company indicted for advanced semiconductor technology theft Amid unfulfilled Chinese government promises not to spy on U.S. companies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced a major initiative to counter multi-billion dollar theft of American technology from Chinese economic espionage. "Chinese economic espionage against the United States has been increasing—and it has been increasing rapidly," Sessions said. "We are here today to say: enough is enough. We’re not going to take it anymore. It is unacceptable." Sessions noted that in 2015, China stated publicly it would not target American companies for economic gain. "Obviously, that commitment has not...
  • Ferguson protester blames son’s death on lynching

    10/31/2018 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2018
    Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester’s son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, posted the Facebook message, saying “They lynched my baby.” The message, which Facebook later removed, began trending on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit, causing people online and in the community to press officials for more answers about the death of 24-year-old Danye Jones. His body was...
  • Taliban Spokesman: 5 Men Freed From Gitmo in Exchange for Bergdahl Join Insurgents in Qatar

    10/30/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 30, 2018 7:41 pm | Cameron Cawthorne
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday. They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact. Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group's founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam...
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘Unless These Radical Voices and Financed Mobs Are Called to Heel, There Will Be...

    10/23/2018 7:26:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 23, 2018 | 10:15 AM EDT | Charlie Daniels
    FULL TITLE: Charlie Daniels: ‘Unless These Radical Voices and Financed Mobs Are Called to Heel, There Will Be Blood’ In the early days of the Third Reich, Hitler used a gaggle of psychopaths, thugs and other assorted trash as street muscle. They enforced Hitler’s evil with no legal standing. They were just a bunch of riff-raff that basically did whatever they wanted to do, protected by the Nazi Party. They were called the Brown Shirts because of the color of their uniforms. In a time before Hitler rounded up all the Jews, loaded them on boxcars and sent them to...