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  • Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works

    03/15/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/15/12 | Alana Goodman
    Wonder how the left was able to mobilize so quickly on the Rush Limbaugh boycott? According to the architect behind it, Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the project was actually created in 2009, but stayed inactive until the Sandra Fluke controversy boiled over (via Legal Insurrection): I started Stop Rush in 2009, 2010, and when I went to register the domain, I saw that Rush owned StopRush.com…. The Beck work was working, and I kind of froze the Rush work, and experimented with it a little, to get a sense of who Rush’s advertisers were and what their...
  • Hunter Biden laptop shows dozens of meetings with dad, business partners

    07/17/2022 4:58:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2022 | Jon Levine and Joshua Rhett Miller
    Hunter Biden allegedly used the Naval Observatory as his hub to meet foreign political and business leaders while Joe Biden was vice president for eight years.. Hunter Biden met with his father at least 30 times at the White House or the vice president’s residence, often just days after he returned home from overseas business jaunts. The breakfasts, lunches and other gabfests between 2008 and 2016 raise questions about whether Hunter was relaying messages to his father on behalf of foreign clients, and cast new doubt on the president’s repeated denials that he had any role in his son’s shady...
  • Allegations Of Dysfunction Continue To Plague FirstNet, Our $47 Billion National Emergency Network

    08/20/2016 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 18 August 2016 | Karl Bode
    When first responder communications networks failed after 9/11, the government decided to build a nationwide wireless emergency communications network that would actually work. It took a decade of general histrionics and dysfunction by Congress, but in 2012 the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act formally created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet is an entirely new federal agency tasked with coordinating the build of a 700 MHz LTE-based coast-to-coast emergency broadband network. But since its creation the effort (tell us if you've heard this one before) has been plagued with dysfunction, allegations of incumbent carrier cronyism, and...
  • California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit

    10/11/2019 6:36:35 AM PDT · by AU72 · 211 replies
    Off Grid Survival News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Off Grid Surival
    The People’s Republic of California is at it again; through unelected state officials, California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies. Last month, repeater operators were sent emails telling them the State would no longer allow them to operate repeaters on public land without paying substantial rental fees. In the letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claimed that “constantly changing technological advances” has made...
  • The Nationwide Network Working to Bring Mobile Biometrics to Your Community (FirstNet)

    04/18/2015 6:33:58 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 10 replies
    Public Intelligence ^ | December 18, 2013 | Public Intelligence
    A federal law passed in February 2012 to help middle class families by creating jobs and cutting payroll taxes included a section mandating the creation of a nationwide interoperable broadband communications system for law enforcement and first responders. The system, which is being created under the direction of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), seeks to create a nationwide broadband network capable of being used for a variety of law enforcement purposes including remote surveillance, mobile biometric applications like field fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, as well as automated license plate reading. The system is currently in a pilot phase...
  • Baltimore Burns While Obama Plots

    04/28/2015 2:27:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Baltimore is burning because community organizers and various thugs are tearing the city apart in the aftermath of the strange death of a young black man who was in the custody of police — and President Obama is trying to make things worse.In an incredible non-coincidence the rioting follows a weekend rally by the Occupy Wall Street-like Baltimore Peoples Assembly. There also was a first wave of rioting over the weekend. Outside activists have been flooding into Baltimore, according to reports. Police and civilians have been injured. A CVS store was looted and set on fire. Rioters chopped up fire...
  • Teaparty.org, Minuteman Project and Occupy D.C. Organizers hold a beer summit at CPAC.

    02/13/2012 4:36:56 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | ebecker2000
    It would have been just any mundane clash of civilizations with points thrown and missed until a Mad Hatter in the form of the gregarious Tea Partier appears in the thick of the stand off between Occupiers and Conservatives and says - hey stop shouting at each other - you got at least 60% in common - so lets have some beers (many beers) and discuss this. And so began the Beer Summit an initiative between possibly the minuteman wing of the Tea Party - attendees at the CPAC and some of the Occupiers who came to protest CPAC. At...
  • Joe Biden Is China’s Choice For President

    04/23/2020 11:59:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    Unlike many other Democrats, he takes its side, reliably. The Democratic Party has always been weak on national security when it comes to China. But some credit is due when it comes to China’s atrocious human-rights record and its theft of American jobs. For a generation, prominent Democrats loudly criticized Beijing on these fronts, well before Donald Trump helped form a new national consensus on China. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been longstanding China trade hawks, for instance. Even a socialist like Bernie Sanders has been a reliable critic. And Joe Biden? Well, he’s on China’s side — not...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Secret Service Records Showing Hunter Biden Took 411 Flights, Visited 29 Countries

    06/26/2020 10:20:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2020 | JW Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records from the U.S. Secret Service showing that, for the first five and a half years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden traveled extensively while receiving a Secret Service protective detail. During the time period of the records provided, Hunter Biden, son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, took 411 separate domestic and international flights, including to 29 different foreign countries. He visited China five times. Judicial Watch’s February 7, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sought: Records reflecting the dates and locations of travel, international and domestic, for Hunter Biden...
  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • Mystery deepens over high-ranking Chinese deputy mayor and his supposed defection to the U.S.

    02/09/2012 6:38:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | 02/09/12 | Michael Martina
    Mystery deepens over high-ranking Chinese deputy mayor and his supposed defection to the U.S. Reuters Feb 9, 2012 – 9:40 AM ET | Last Updated: Feb 9, 2012 9:42 AM ET By Michael Martina The United States said Thursday a former Chinese police chief rumoured to have tried to defect had visited one of its consulates, fuelling a political intrigue analysts say may signal a power struggle in China. The mysterious consular incident in southwest China has cast an unwelcome spotlight on Bo Xilai, a former commerce minister jostling to join the Communist Party’s inner circle, but muted reaction in...
  • News of Drama in China Consulate Reached Obama

    04/21/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    President Barack Obama was briefed on a former provincial police chief's overnight stay in a U.S. consulate in China in February while it was in progress or soon after it ended, a senior administration official said Friday, shedding new light on how significantly the U.S. viewed the encounter at the time. The 30-hour visit to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu by Wang Lijun, who had just been relieved of his job as police chief, rapidly spurred controversy in China and came just a week before Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to become China's next leader, paid a visit...
  • China: Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned'

    04/25/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/24/12 | Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore
    Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned' Bo Xilai's's wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood, confessed to police that she was in the room when he was poisoned, according to an account given to American diplomats. By Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore in Beijing 9:00PM BST 24 Apr 2012 Wang Lijun, the former chief of police in Chongqing, told US officials that Gu Kailai had confessed that she was responsible for the killing with the words: "I did it." Mr Wang gave his account of her alleged confession to diplomats at...
  • Pentagon apologizes at local mosque for Quran burning

    02/24/2012 1:52:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wlja.com ^ | 2/24/12 | abc7
    STERLING, Va. (AP) - A senior Pentagon official is apologizing to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan. Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, says the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the handling of religious materials. Lavoy's remarks were Friday at a mosque in suburban Washington, D.C. They come after protests across Afghanistan over the burning of several Qurans at a U.S. military base. Military officials say 20 people have died in the protests, including two U.S. soldiers.
  • Mueller Worked With Radical Islamists to Purge Anti-Terror Training Docs Offensive to Muslims

    01/28/2018 5:53:28 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 23, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Trump for alleged "collusion" with Russia, Judicial Watch said that, as FBI director under President Obama, Mueller purged the Bureau of all anti-terrorism training material that was deemed "offensive" to Muslims. This was done, said Judicial Watch, "after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief." Judicial Watch obtained the documents on Mueller and the Muslim groups after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI in July 2012. Mueller had met with the Muslims groups on Feb. 8, 2012, after which the curricula purge took...
  • Sources: Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Indictment

    10/30/2017 12:46:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 246 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 30, 2017 | by JULIA AINSLEY, TOM WINTER and CAROL E. LEE
    The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to "Company A" and "Company B" as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs and Company B is the Podesta Group, the sources said. The revelation of the companies’ identities points to more details about the players involved in the...
  • The Lie That Launched Black Lives Matter

    09/23/2016 3:43:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag in July 2013 immediately after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Although the movement would be reinforced along the way by any number of lies -- “Hands up don’t shoot” comes quickly to mind -- not enough attention has been paid to the original lie, one that may eventually launch a thousand riots before it burns itself out, namely that Trayvon Martin was an innocent little boy. On the night of February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin. For a week...
  • 'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama (Mr&Mrs Bo, Mr Wang,and Dead Brit)

    04/09/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/09/12 | JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER
    'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to represent Chinese companies embroiled in a legal mess in U.S. federal court, was struck by her brains, charm and beauty. Gu Kailai, he says, seemed like the "Jackie Kennedy of China." Gu Kailai was close to a British businessman who died mysteriously. . The business...
  • General John R. Allen, commander ISAF Statement [Koran Burning Apology - PUKE ALERT! VIDEO]

    02/25/2012 6:41:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-20-2012 | ISAFMEDIA
    General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, today issued the following statement:
  • Police Shut Down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution; Thomas More Law Center Sues CAIR

    05/01/2012 9:17:19 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 23 replies
    Catholic Bandita ^ | May 1, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly. Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract.