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  • Who Killed The Weekly Standard?

    12/18/2018 2:55:03 PM PST · by rintintin · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 18 2018 | David Brooks
    I’ve only been around Phil Anschutz a few times. My impressions on those occasions was that he was a run-of-the-mill arrogant billionaire. He was used to people courting him and he addressed them condescendingly from the lofty height of his own wealth. I’ve never met Ryan McKibben, who runs part of Anschutz’s media group. But stories about him have circulated around Washington over the years. The stories suggest that he is an ordinary corporate bureaucrat — with all the petty vanities and the lack of interest in ideas that go with the type. This week, Anschutz and McKibben murdered The...
  • 'Green New Deal' divides Democrats intent on addressing climate change

    12/28/2018 4:46:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/27/18 | Elise Viebeck, David Weigel
    **SNIP** Climate activists expressed disappointment. "Without a mandate to create a plan and a requirement that its members don't take fossil fuel money, we are deeply concerned that this committee will be just another of the many committees we've seen failing our generation our entire lives," said Varshini Prakash, the Sunrise Movement's spokeswoman. The push reflects the increasing power and visibility of liberals on Capitol Hill. Poised to be the largest of the values-based caucuses next year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has already received a jolt of energy from members such as Ocasio-Cortez, whose political celebrity and regular posts to...
  • Mattis 'angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people'

    06/03/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2020 | Gregg Re
    James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, when he opposed Trump's abrupt troop pullout from Syria. The retired Marine Corps general had said he wanted to give the administration an "opportunity" to govern, rather than criticize the president in the press. On Wednesday, though, Mattis made clear that Trump's response to...
  • China warns Canada of ‘consequences’ of helping US

    05/31/2019 8:51:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2019
    China warned Canada that it needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the U.S. in an extradition case involving Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detentions of two Canadians in China. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang’s comments came after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Both were arrested on Dec. 10 after Canada detained a Huawei executive wanted by the United States on fraud charges. […] “We hope that the Canadian side can have a clear understanding of...
  • Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent: Mueller and McCabe Use Unethical and Coercive Tactics – Destr

    12/16/2018 4:52:04 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/16/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz has asked SaraACarter.com to post her letter to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in support of her friend and colleague retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will be sentenced on Dec. 18. In her letter to Judge Sullivan Special Agent Gritz describes an FBI culture immersed in corruption, bias and fear. Gritz is also no fan of Andrew McCabe and describes him s vindictive, power-hungry, aggressive and unethical.
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Says It Can't Access $190 Million After CEO Unexpectedly Died

    02/05/2019 7:01:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.npr.org ^ | February 4, 20193:46 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    The QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange says it can't access some $190 million in bitcoin and other funds after its founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten, died at age 30 — without sharing the password for his encrypted laptop. Cotten was "the sole officer and director" of the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange when he died, said his widow, Jennifer Robertson, in an affidavit that is part of the company's request for court assistance as it seeks protection from its creditors. The debt filing comes weeks after Robertson announced that Cotten had died — an event she described as "a shock to all of us."...
  • Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday’s Public Hearing to Reveal “Explosive” Information

    12/12/2018 12:56:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | 3:31 PM EST | https://saraacarter.com/clinton-whistleblowers-thursdays-public-hearing-to-reveal-explosive-informat
    A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, according to the committee and lawmakers. Roughly 6,000 documents that are expected to reveal the nearly two year investigation by the whistleblowers with a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, which allegedly turned over the documents more than a year and half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the...
  • Iran says general fatally shot himself by accident

    12/17/2018 4:55:02 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 17, 2018
    TEHRAN, Iran – The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to the Sunday report. The report added that Mansouri was veteran of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war and a "defender of the shrine," a reference to Iranians who fight against the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria and Iraq. Since 2014, Mansouri was a regional commander of the Guard's ground forces in the northeastern city...
  • US detects huge meteor explosion [December]

    03/18/2019 8:51:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 March 2019 | Paul Rincon
    A huge fireball exploded in the Earth's atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago. But it went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The space rock exploded with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Lindley Johnson, planetary defence officer at Nasa, told BBC News a fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years. At about noon...
  • WIKILEAKS BOMBSHELL: Whistleblower’s Attorney Zaid Worked With CIA to Imprison Client

    11/07/2019 3:16:06 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    True Pundit ^ | November 7, 2019 | True Pundit
    This is getting very very interesting. Now surfaces an Intel gem from Julian Assange’s Wikileaks alleging that the lawyer for Adam Schiff’s anti-Trump and Ukraine whistleblower was called out by Wikileaks and Assange for selling out a legal client to the CIA. And the client ended up in prison, according to Wikileaks. Wikileaks previouly hurled a brutal and damning Tweet at attorney Mark Zaid accusing him of selling out a client and working with the CIA to get that client locked up. Sounds familiar. Mark S. Zaid ✔ @MarkSZaidEsq · Nov 23, 2018 Replying to @NaomiPitcairn and 6 others Lol,...
  • Don’t ask why US acted against China’s Huawei. Ask: why now?

    06/09/2019 3:18:41 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10:00am, 10 Dec, 2018 | Tom Holland
    According to one Western intelligence official, Western spy agencies have long been aware of Huawei’s intelligence-gathering function, and have exploited their knowledge to feed the Chinese with misleading information in a classic “Concordski” ploy. The name refers to the Soviet Union’s programme in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a rival to the Anglo-French supersonic Concorde airliner. The legend in intelligence circles is that the Soviet spies approached a British aeronautical engineer in an attempt to obtain detailed plans of Concorde. Alerted to the attempt, the British fed the Soviets with doctored plans. The Russian plane crashed on its international...
  • What We Know About Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam

    07/10/2019 8:11:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    On Saturday night, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges that he recruited dozens of underage girls into a sex-trafficking ring in Florida and New York between 2002 and 2005. The details of his indictment became public on Monday morning when federal prosecutors unsealed the sex-trafficking charges against him. Though Epstein is the only person named, many powerful people with ties to the 66-year-old are likely feeling a little nervous about the consequences of the billionaire’s arrest — including Ghislaine Maxwell, a confidante of Epstein’s who has been connected to him for more than two...
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow .. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1137799476507217921
  • Ties to Ukrainian National a Unifying Theme in Early Attacks on Trump

    04/22/2019 9:42:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Markets Work ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    While special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, some of the key people in creating the Russia-collusion narrative themselves have ties to a foreign nation. Both the Democratic National Committee as well as Fusion GPS—the company hired by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to research the Trump campaign—were using Ukrainian sources in their efforts to discredit Trump. Serhiy Leshchenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, was a common thread involved in Democratic opposition research efforts into former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. Leshchenko, along with Artem Sytnyk, the...
  • Accused WikiLeaks source granted access to classified case material with caveats

    12/13/2018 1:17:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee charged in connection with leaking classified hacking tools to WikiLeaks, will be shackled and subjected to strip searches if he wishes to view classified material related to the government’s case against him, a court ordered Thursday. The conditions appear in a protective order requested by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, where the former CIA computer engineer is being held awaiting trial for espionage. The government has prepared a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF, in which Mr. Schulte and his attorney can visit to review classified information concerning his case, prosecutors wrote in a filing...
  • US-China tensions played no part in death of renowned Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng

    12/11/2018 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/11/2018 | William Zheng
    The family of Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng, a world-renowned physicist and venture capitalist, denied speculation on Chinese social media that his death was connected to tensions in US-China relations or the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada on Saturday. Zhang, a tenured professor of physics at Stanford University, was internationally recognised for his work in quantum science. He was also the founding partner of Danhua Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund investing mainly in early-stage technologies. Zhang died on Saturday, December 1, according to his family. He was 55. “There is no police investigation, and the authorities have no...
  • US warship quarantined at sea due to virus outbreak

    A US warship has essentially been quarantined at sea for over two months and has been unable to make a port call due to an outbreak of a viral infection similar to mumps. Twenty-five sailors and Marines aboard the USS Fort McHenry amphibious warship have been diagnosed with parotitis, which causes symptoms similar to mumps, according to US military officials. Until CNN asked about the incident, the US military had not disclosed it. The illness first broke out in December, with the most recent case being reported on March 9.
  • Former AG Lynch ‘appeared to have amnesia’ During December Testimony About Carter Page FISA

    03/04/2019 6:44:53 PM PST · by bitt · 67 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/4/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Congressional lawmakers in closed door testimony that despite the DOJ having approved the FBI warrant and renewals to spy on Carter Page, she did not recall the applications, did not remember the details contained in the applications or the circumstances surrounding conversations about the warrant, according to testimony reviewed by SaraACarter.com. Lynch “appeared to have amnesia” during her testimony that she delivered in December before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, said one congressional official, who had knowledge of the hearing. The official said Lynch’s closed-door testimony on Page, a former Trump campaign volunteer,...
  • U.S. 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead in Bahrain

    02/24/2019 1:02:26 AM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    USNI News ^ | December 1, 2018 4:28 PM | Sam LaGrone
    U.S. 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead in Bahrain This post has been updated with additional details on the investigation. Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, was found dead in his quarters in Bahrain on Saturday, according to a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. While an investigation is ongoing, the death of Stearney will almost certainly be ruled a suicide, a U.S. defense official told USNI News. An official determination on the cause of death is expected by mid-week, USNI News has learned. A Navy spokesperson didn’t have additional information on the investigation...
  • Iran TV chief sacked over uncensored Jackie Chan sex scene

    12/31/2018 1:28:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/31/2018 | Staff
    Iran's state broadcaster, Irib, has sacked the head of a regional TV channel after it broadcast a Jackie Chan film without removing a sex scene. A video posted online apparently by a viewer on Kish Island showed the Hong Kong martial arts star having sex with a woman in the film Shinjuku Incident. Iranian media said the "immoral" scene was aired by Kish TV in "total violation of Irib's regulations". Physical contact between men and women is not permitted on screen in Iran. Censors are also said to be required to remove men and women exchanging "tender words or jokes",...