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  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Democrats Now Claim The Surviving of “Our Democracy” Relies on Banning More Sites

    08/07/2018 4:30:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: “Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.” -Lenin After Alex Jones’ website was banned on Monday via a coordinated action from YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, Democrats are now calling for even more censorship. Shocking, who would’ve thought, right? Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is looking to impose chicom style internet censorship over websites who incidentally are not agreeing with his party’s political platform. Again, very shocking indeed. This is what the modern Democratic party has to offer to its constituency, after losing a presidential election and looking ahead for the 2018 midterms: Chinese styled censorship.
  • Mueller Gets 'Firewall' for U.S.-Secrets Review in a Russia Case(Concord Management)

    08/07/2018 6:23:50 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 6, 2018 | LEE FERRAN
    A judge ruled Monday that a "firewall counsel" will be employed to protect sensitive information during federal court proceedings against Russians who allegedly attempted to influence the 2016 U.S. election through a widespread online campaign. The new team, to be made up of attorneys from the Department of Justice's National Security Division who are not involved in the case, was previously requested by Robert Mueller's Special Counsel's Office to restrict the defense's ability to share sensitive discovery information with others, including the Russian government. (clip) Concord is one of three business entities, along with 13 individuals, charged in relation to...
  • Democrat Senator: ‘Infowars Is Just The Tip Of A Giant Iceberg’

    08/07/2018 3:34:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 197 replies
    Following the removal of Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple and YouTube, for violating “hate speech” policies, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy tweeted “Infowars is just the tip of a giant iceberg.”Monday afternoon Murphy tweeted, “I know Facebook and Apple and YouTube have gotten so big they sometimes seem like the government. But they aren’t. They are private companies that shouldn’t knowingly spread lies and hate. They took a good first step today removing Infowars. Infowars is just the tip of the iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and Youtube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our...
  • Vanity: Ideas on how to crush tech tyranny

    08/06/2018 3:41:55 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 82 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 6, 2018 | AAABEST
    Okay, I'm the biggest anarcho-capitalist on this board, but this is what happens when capitalism starts producing zombies. The zombies must be put down. Legions of users subverting the platform can cost them greatly. Maybe a friendly judges or pols can shove something HUGE up their ass. They have budgets larger than entire nations, and they've basically declared war on us.
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • Why we have all these immigrants from Latin America [It's all our fault. Barf!]

    08/01/2018 3:07:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    Progressive Review ^ | June 27, 2018 | By William Blum
    Those in the US generally opposed to immigration make it a point to declare or imply that the United States does not have any legal or moral obligation to take in these Latinos. This is not true. The United States does indeed have the obligation because many of the immigrants, in addition to fleeing from drug violence, are escaping an economic situation in their homeland directly made hopeless by American interventionist policy. It’s not that these people prefer to live in the United States. They’d much rather remain with their families and friends, be able to speak their native language...
  • San Francisco Bans Everything: North Korea With A Tech Industry

    08/01/2018 9:29:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay. Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald’s Happy Meal. If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon. North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it’s banning tour buses...
  • Former Missouri sheriff, deputy had affair, now indicted on multiple felonies

    07/28/2018 12:36:47 AM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    A southern Missouri sheriff and a deputy with whom he had an affair were both indicted...including assault, robbery and harassment...Former Texas County Sheriff James Sigman, 48, and Lt. Deputy Jennifer Tomaszewski, 38, also were indicted on child endangerment and unlawful use of a weapon...Tomaszewski hit an inmate with the mental capacity of a 9-year-old in the face with her elbows after he was rendered unconscious,..."He was completely unconscious and his lips were turning blue,"...she pointed a firearm at several people, including a 1-year-old,...she thought they were video recording the officers...
  • Food Fascism Gains Ground in California [semi-satire]

    07/27/2018 5:33:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Two San Francisco city officials are pushing an ordinance that would ban businesses from providing in-house cafeterias for their employees. The measure's co-sponsor, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, argues that "local employers like Airbnb and Twitter are wrongfully denying nearby restaurants the sales they would be entitled to expect if the cafeterias did not exist." "It's really about equality," Peskin insisted. "Just because you work for a generous employer shouldn't mean you aren't forced to go out for lunch like the rest of us." Of course, the "equality" aspect is tarnished a bit by the measure's "grandfather" clause authorizing those establishments that...
  • A California city would jail people for handing out straws(Attack of the NannyState)

    07/25/2018 10:08:47 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-25-2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A California coastal city has become the latest municipality to ban plastic straws, enacting what is potentially the strictest plastic prohibition in the country. Santa Barbara earlier this month passed the ordinance authorizing hefty fines and even a possible jail sentence for violators who dole out plastic straws at restaurants, bars and other food establishments. According to the ordinance, violators on their first offense will be given a written warning notice. But the second time a purveyor of plastic straws defies the ban is when the heavy hand of the law could clamp down. In that case, the ordinance cites...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Masked Fascists Attack Jewish Coffee Shop [semi-satire]

    07/22/2018 9:20:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 July 2018 | John Semmens
    A mob of masked criminals attacked the Asher Caffe & Lounge on 945 S. Boyle Ave. in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—throwing feces and screaming at patrons and employees of the Jewish-owned business. The grievances of the attackers included a charge that the owner is a Trump supporter and that he is gentrifying the neighborhood against the wishes of its inhabitants. The group of attackers calls itself “Defend Boyle Heights.” A masked spokesman who refused to give his name defended “our right to decide who can live and do business in our neighborhood. We don’t want Trump supporters...
  • Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Russian...Request to Question Fmr. U.S. Diplomats

    07/19/2018 5:30:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2018 | Conor Beck
    The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday expressing opposition to the notion the United States might cooperate with the Russian government to make former U.S. diplomats, officials, and military members available for questioning. The resolution is a direct response to Russian President Vladimir Putin discussing with the President Donald Trump on Monday the possibility of prosecuting American-born British financier Bill Browder, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and others for alleged crimes. The offer from Putin developed after the Justice Department indicted 12 GRU military intelligence officers for their involvement in Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S....
  • Crowdstrike Analyst Who Ran Forensics on DNC Server Used to Work For Mueller at FBI

    07/18/2018 1:20:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Cristina Laila
    To this day, the DNC servers have not been forensically inspected by the FBI so we have no proof the servers were even hacked, and if hacked, by whom? Hillary’s fake Russia dossier and Crowdstrike’s report blaming Russia for hacking the DNC server is what the Special Counsel witch hunt hinges on. It’s all fake. The crime scene, the DNC servers, have yet to even be examined.
  • When District Judges Try to Run the Country

    07/18/2018 5:38:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    When a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction in 2015 that halted the implementation of President Obama’s amnesty program for illegal-alien parents of U.S. citizens, many on the political right cheered. Two years later, when a federal district court in Maryland issued a nationwide injunction that blocked President Trump’s efforts to place restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, it was the left’s turn to celebrate. In recent years national injunctions have somehow become all the rage, even though it’s not clear they are constitutional. Traditionally, an injunction requires the parties in a case—and only those...
  • 'No Brexit unless you back me' Theresa May delivers SHOCK warning to MPs

    07/14/2018 8:48:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | July 14, 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    ... She wrote: "We need to keep our eyes on the prize. If we don't, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all," she said.
  • What I LEarned in the Gulag

    07/08/2018 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 32 replies
    Kolyma Stories ^ | 2018 | Varlam Shalamov
    For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was published in a journal called Literary Contemporary. He was released in 1951, and from 1954 to 1973 he worked on Kolyma Stories, a masterpiece of Soviet dissident writing that has been newly translated into English and published by New York Review Books Classics this week. Shalamov claimed not...
  • Michael Moore Says 'We're Living The Handmaid's Tale' IRL (Proves opioids are dangerous)

    06/30/2018 10:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Too Fab ^ | June 30, 2018 | Staff
    "This is a serious point," Moore warned on Bill Maher. Michael Moore is urging Americans to oppose Donald Trump right now, before the U.S. looks just like Gilead. "We are living 'The Handmaid's Tale,'" Moore said on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday night. "This is a serious point. The best part of the show is the flashbacks, where [Offred, played by Elizabeth Moss] tries to figure out where was the point where it was too late. Where was the point that if we all just had risen up, just done something? But because it happens in little increments. That's...
  • DC Infested with Psychopaths [semi-satire]

    06/25/2018 3:24:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    A study of psychopathy throughout the United States found that the nation's highest concentration of these types of people was in Washington DC. California, New Jersey, and New York finished in second, third, and fourth place for percentage of the population qualifying as psychopaths. The study was conducted by Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Ryan Murphy. "The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country," Murphy observed. He speculated that "psychopaths may be drawn to Washington since government offers a robust array of opportunities for individuals to exercise power over others....