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  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • Time for Reckoning a Long Hidden Massacre

    11/21/2017 11:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Sara Hassani
    This week, Tehran announced it would continue a missile development program that defense analysts say could allow Iran to launch nuclear weapons. It was a public threat that has understandably stirred strong response from the U.S. and the west: the risk of nuclear proliferation by a fanatical regime is indeed a threat to millions across the region. But there is another, potentially greater threat from within Iran, one made more insidious by the fact that no one outside of Iran seems to care but which nonetheless imperils the values and moral conscience of the civilized world. I am speaking of...
  • New Cold War? North Korea Strengthens Ties with Cuba After Threatening Nuclear Attack on U.S.

    11/17/2017 7:17:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Robert Valemcia
    Korean Central News Agency announced Friday that North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation will be traveling to Cuba, in hopes of revamping international support amid sanctions and widespread condemnation of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile tests.   The Washington Post reported that North Korea’s visit to Cuba occurs as Pyongyang’s largest trading partners announced they would halt trade with the isolated nation. Singapore—North Korea’s seventh largest trading partner–announced it would sever its trade with the country Thursday, while the Philippines—Pyongyang’s fifth largest trading partner—is following suit.
  • Male-Female Relations Are Approaching the Status of Race Relations

    11/17/2017 12:51:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. I just have one more thing here before we swerve back into the sexual harassment story. And I have to tell you, folks, there’s a part of this that is beginning to make me nervous, as an umbrella thing, not specifically. I’m just spotting a trend, and I know you have too. I’m sure I’m not the only person in this crowd. But you know, this business of sexual abuse is quickly approaching the same dynamics as racism in our culture. And just as racism is a horrible thing to be accused of, and depending on how it’s...
  • City needs good dogs to handle rat epidemic The Chicago Way

    11/15/2017 8:01:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/10/2017 | John Kass
    Chicago is said to be the rat capital of America. The city is expected to break last year’s record for the number of rat complaints. “Walking to the subway after work, I looked down and there was a rat walking alongside me,” said a trained journalist not given to exaggeration. “It was gigantic, like a small dog or a fat squirrel. It just walked along without fear.” But don’t worry, Chicago. I’ve got a guy. And I hope Mayor Rahm Emanuel is listening. Jordan Reed, the legendary American rat catcher, is known far and wide in the rat-hunting community for...
  • Pentagon will pay for transgender soldier's reassignment surgery

    11/14/2017 6:47:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that it will pay for a soldier’s gender reassignment surgery for the first time, according to multiple reports. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement shared by a BuzzFeed News reporter that an active-duty military member received sex-reassignment surgery Tuesday in a private hospital. “Because this service member had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency,” White said. “The Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with the Department’s interim guidance...
  • Two Charged With Vandalizing Bronze Sculpture Outside VFW Post in Fairport

    11/14/2017 8:50:41 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 21 replies
    wham1180.com ^ | 11/13/17
    Two men are facing charges they vandalized the bronze memorial sculpture outside the VFW Post on Macedon Center Road in Fairport. Rhys Baetzhold of Pittsford and Anthony Fennell of Perinton are both charged with felony grand larceny, felony criminal mischief and conspiracy. Deputies say Baetzhold admitted yesterday causing the damage last week and stealing a piece of the monument. And deputies say he implicated Fennell. Deputies searched Fennell's home and found the stolen piece next to his bed.
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh says crime 'out of control,' orders agencies to meet with police every morning

    11/11/2017 10:43:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 9, 2017 | Luke Broadwater and Kevin Rector
    Calling violence in Baltimore "out of control," Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews. The mayor ordered the directors of more than half of the city’s 55 departments to report to meetings daily at 8 a.m., when they will plan with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis where weeds should be cut, lead paint covered and drug houses boarded up and job applications can be handed out, among other tasks. [Snip] "Violence...
  • Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

    11/10/2017 7:15:03 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 154 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | RICHARD EISENBERG
    In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in secondhand RVs, trailers and vans and driving from one location to another to pick up seasonal low-wage jobs, if they can get them, with little or no benefits. The “workamper” jobs range from helping harvest sugar beets to flipping burgers at baseball spring training games to Amazon’s...
  • Donna Brazile Lays Out How Obama’s Obsession With ‘His Image’ ‘Leeched’ The Democratic Party

    11/08/2017 11:42:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/7/17 | Thomas Phippen
    Full title.......................Donna Brazile Lays Out How Obama’s Obsession With ‘His Image’ ‘Leeched’ The Democratic Party ‘Of Its Vitality’................ The Democratic party was “leeched it of its vitality” by Former President Barack Obama and others in the lead-up to the 2016 election campaign, according to Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee. “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by [Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz] that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected,” Brazile writes...
  • The Disappearing American Grad Student

    11/06/2017 7:59:55 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2017 | NICK WINGFIELD
    There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. At the undergraduate level, 80 percent are United States residents. At the graduate level, the number is reversed: About 80 percent hail from India, China, Korea, Turkey and other foreign countries. For graduate students far from home, the swirl of cultures is both reassuring and invigorating. “You’re comfortable everyone is going through the same struggles and journeys as you are,” said Vibhati Joshi of Mumbai, India, who’s in her final semester for a master’s degree in financial engineering....
  • HUD Audit Finds Unheard of $500 Billion in Accounting Errors – So Bad General Counsel Refused...

    11/05/2017 7:21:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/5/17 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s HUD Received One of the Worst Audit Results in US History! The 2015 and 2016 Fiscal Years HUD audit needed to be restated and reissued.  The auditors were not able to initially perform the audit because there were too many material issues and the audit needed to be redone – HUD reissued its fiscal years 2016 and 2015 (restated) consolidated financial statements due to pervasive material errors that we identified. The restated audit report shows the following – The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There...
  • The fabric of a community frays under Trump

    11/05/2017 3:10:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 60 replies
    Boston Globe via MSN ^ | 11/5/2017 | Matt Viser
    YORK, Pa.—Are you OK? Where are you? Barbara Estep kept texting her daughter, Nylaya Way, who was not responding. Donald Trump had stunned the nation by winning the presidency the night before, and now frightening things were happening at Nylaya’s vocational high school, York County School of Technology. Racial tensions had been building in the school’s corridors, cafeteria, and parking lot throughout the historically divisive campaign. Then, hours after Trump claimed victory in the election, they boiled over as a group of white students held aloft Trump campaign signs and chanted in a hallway, “White power!’’ A brief video clip...
  • George W. Bush: ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president’

    11/04/2017 10:37:06 AM PDT · by Hadean · 209 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Alicia Cohn
    Former President George W. Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, both criticize President Trump in a new book to be released this month, with George W. Bush admitting that, despite Trump’s political affiliation, he’s worried “that I will be the last Republican president.” George H.W. Bush also calls Trump a “blowhard” in the book, “The Last Republicans,” by Mark K. Updegrove, which was previewed by The New York Times and CNN on Friday. "I don't like him. I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. And I'm not too excited about him being a leader,” the...
  • Amazing!

    11/03/2017 3:45:42 PM PDT · by mylife · 101 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 11/3/17 | mylife
    8 years of GWB and all I saw was dead soldiers on the nightly news Then Obama had command for 8 years and the dead soldiers disappeared, even as the death toll tripled Now Trump is in charge and traitor soldiers are being molly coddled and given a pat on the bum.
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time

    11/03/2017 8:49:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time November 3, 201711:44 AM ET Merrit Kennedy A military judge sentenced Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, to no prison time at a sentencing hearing Friday in Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • John Brennan's intelligence failures have hurt our security and our democracy

    11/03/2017 8:17:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Washigton Examiner ^ | 11-3-2017 | Jennifer Kerns
    (snip) Now, that brings us to the Fusion GPS debacle. Given his past high-profile intelligence failures, legitimate questions need to be asked of Brennan. First, who gave Brennan the Fusion GPS dossier? Second, was he aware at the time that the information was political fodder paid for by the DNC, intended to damage the opposing party’s candidate? Did he accept it on its face as serious intelligence material? Third, was Brennan aware that he may have been used as a tool of the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the vehicle by which to get the document infused into the...
  • Revealed: male rape used systematically in Libya as instrument of war

    11/03/2017 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 November 2017 | Cecile Allegra
    Male rape is being used systematically in Libya as an instrument of war and political domination by rival factions, according to multiple testimonies gathered by investigators. ..In several instances, witnesses say a victim was thrown into a room with other prisoners, who were ordered to rape him or be killed. The atrocity is being perpetrated to humiliate and neutralise opponents in the lawless, militia-dominated country. Male rape is such a taboo in Arab societies that the abused generally feel too damaged to rejoin political, military or civic life. ...“They take a broom and fix it on the wall. If you...
  • Prosecutors in Bowe Bergdahl Case Call for 14-Year Prison Sentence

    11/02/2017 2:13:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 2, 2017 | by SHAUNA WILLIAMS and DANIELLA SILVA
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge has begun deliberating the fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after closing arguments in which prosecutors called for a 14-year prison sentence. “It’s not only an appropriate sentence in this case, it’s what justice requires,” a prosecutor, Maj. Justin Oshana, said Thursday. The prosecution is seeking the prison term, a reduction in rank and a punitive discharge. The defense team is asking that Bergdahl be spared prison time and given a dishonorable discharge. Bergdahl pleaded guilty last month to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
  • Sessions: DOJ Has Terror Probes Into 'Hundreds' of Refugees

    11/02/2017 1:45:42 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 02 Nov 2017 03:22 PM | Mark Swanson
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday the Department of Justice has active "terrorism-related investigations" into "hundreds" of refugees. Sessions made the assertion during a national security speech in New York City, detailing President Donald Trump's agenda to keep out people like the alleged attacker who earlier this week killed eight in Manhattan. "The Department currently has ongoing terrorism-related investigations against hundreds of people who came here as refugees," Sessions said Thursday. "The FBI and our officers do heroic work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them for more and more without putting policies in place that make...