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  • New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties

    08/17/2019 5:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/1719 | Sara Dorn
    A New York Times board member has issued a public apology for his ties to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. “I take full responsibility for my error in judgment. I am deeply sorry to the survivors, to the Media Lab, and to the MIT community for bringing such a person into our network,” Joi Ito said in a statement posted to the Media Lab website and titled “My apology regarding Jeffrey Epstein.” Ito, who is the director of MIT’s prestigious Media Lab, invited Epstein there and visited several of his homes after meeting “through a trusted business friend” at a 2013 conference,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BACK TO SCHOOL ~ 18 August 2019

    08/17/2019 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 2 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          BACK TO SCHOOL By Naval Support Activity Chapel Staff A child came home from his first day of school. His mother asked, “What did you learn today?” He said, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow”. Going back to school is always difficult for both teachers and students. It also means more traffic with school buses back on the road; probably the only ones delighted about schools reopening are the parents. Going back to school can be a milestone. Kindergarten, sixth grade, high school and college are all significant marks of progress and change (especially...
  • Trump's public mention of background checks is vanishing

    08/17/2019 2:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | August 17, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the importance of strengthening background checks as he addressed reporters last Friday after a week steeped in the aftermath of the country's latest pair of mass shootings. He uttered the term "background checks" 18 times as he fielded questions from reporters about what kind of action he would take in the wake of the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people. While he shied away from specifics, he made clear that he wanted to strengthen the system and that he felt he could rally Republican support for "common...
  • Dr. Cyril Wecht on Epstein Death: “Have Not Seen” Multiple Fractures in “Simple Leaning Into Suicide

    08/17/2019 10:06:10 AM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 8/17/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Cyril Wecht joined Kennedy on FOX Business Network on Wednesday night to discuss Jeffrey autopsy results. Dr. Wecht, who is a doctor and lawyer, told Kennedy a Montreal study found only 2 of 239 hanging death resulted in a broken Hyoid bone — or less than 1% of those killed. Top US inmate and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein suffered broken bones in his neck and a broken Hyoid bone that is more common in strangulation deaths. Wecht added that every prisoner in the MCC on his floor should be questioned about his death. On Thursday Dr. Mark Siegel told...
  • Senate Finance Committee Probes Biden-Linked, Chinese Military-Boosting Tech Sale

    08/17/2019 9:17:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/15/2019 | Haris Alic
    The Senate Finance Committee is probing the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to approve the sale of a U.S. company with insight into “military applications” to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by former Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chairman, sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday requesting documents relating to the sale of Henniges, a Michigan-based automotive company, to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). The latter was formed in 2013 by a merger between a subsidiary of the Bank...
  • Climate change is turning Florida’s sea turtles female (only 11.47 years left)

    08/17/2019 2:23:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/14/19 | ADRIANA BRASILEIRO
    **SNIP** But Wyneken said that for the past few years, especially since scorching summers of 2015 and 2016, she hasn’t seen a significant difference in the sex ratios of the species in South Florida: It’s girls, girls and more girls, in every nest. And things are getting worse. July was the hottest month ever recorded in the world, coming in slightly higher than the previous record, which was July 2016, according to data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Service. There were wildfires in the Arctic, a huge ice melt event in Greenland and 90-degree weather...
  • Meeting on impact of Obama Presidential Center shows little has changed at City Hall...

    08/17/2019 2:08:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/14/19 | Fran Spielman
    **SNIP** “Under the federally-mandated review process, there should be a full study and consideration of ways, first to avoid, then to minimize and then, as a last resort, to mitigate the adverse effects of the plans to build the OPC in historic Jackson Park,” the letter states. Instead, “virtually all the focus” of the City Hall presentation was on “how the city was looking at mitigation. ... They completely skipped consideration of avoidance and minimization,” the letter states. As a result, the meeting “felt a lot like meetings past: an engineered agenda with a pre-determined outcome, paying lip service only...
  • AG candidate Daniel Cameron on racial slur: ‘I’ve been called worse’

    08/16/2019 6:11:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | August 14, 2019 | Connie Leonard
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville attorney is now being called out nationally after she made a racial comment about GOP Kentucky Attorney General candidate Daniel Cameron. Attorney Dawn Elliott, who works family law and civil rights cases, once part of a radio show on WLOU 1350. She made the comment about Cameron during a recent interview with the Courier Journal. She said Cameron needs to “stop eating the coon flakes the White House is serving.” Wednesday, she told WAVE 3 News she still has the same opinion of Cameron and doesn’t understand why her statement has become such a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Count Basie ~ 17 August 2019

    08/16/2019 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Our Troops Rock! | The Canteen DJs!
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  • Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh trying 'to put together a normal life' after book scandal, friends say

    08/16/2019 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun via MSN ^ | 8/13/19 | Luke Broadwater
    BALTIMORE — Friends of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh say her health has improved but that she’s continuing to keep a low public profile until the investigations concerning her self-published book deals are complete. **SNIP** Shortly after hiring Harrison, though, Pugh resigned amid intense public scrutiny over her sale of self-published children’s books to entities with business relationships with the city. The deals were revealed in a series of articles in The Baltimore Sun that began March 13. Pugh’s story shifted as she tried to account for the first deal to be disclosed, struck with the University of Maryland Medical...
  • Hundreds Expected To Attend Rally To Support Suspect Accused Of Shooting Police Officers

    08/16/2019 2:15:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/19
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A controversial protest is planned Friday night in North Philadelphia to support Maurice Hill, the alleged gunman accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers. Organizers say they expect 200 to 300 people to rally tonight. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says police will be there too. “Sadly, we do have to be there, I don’t understand it. There’s certain marches I do understand, this is definitely not one of them,” Ross said. Hill is still in jail right now while he waits to be arraigned. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Thursday Hill will most likely face...

    08/16/2019 11:54:37 AM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 8/16/2019 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA seeking the CIA Inspector General’s November 1996 report related to a drug-running, arms smuggling and intelligence operation involving Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport in Arkansas. The airfield in Mena was alleged to have been used in the 1980s by the CIA during the Reagan administration to smuggle arms to rebels in Nicaragua. A central figure in the operation was Barry Seal, a pilot and drug smuggler for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel who became an undercover agent and informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In...
  • Trump Takes New Hampshire

    08/16/2019 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 36 replies
    The Spectator ^ | August 16, 2019 8:32 AM | Daniel M. Bring
    ‘They say he’s not going to win re-election,’ blurted a tank top-wearing twenty-something as he scanned the crowd outside SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ‘But look at this shit!’ Pressed into the throng, I couldn’t help but agree. At his first re-election rally in New England, President Trump’s supporters had filled the arena’s 12,000 seats. Denied entry, thousands more filled an adjacent plaza in which the campaign had erected a jumbotron.
  • Philly Cop-Shooter Maurice Hill Attended Radical Mosque

    08/16/2019 9:45:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 8/16/2019 | Jim Hoft
    At least six police officers were shot on Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital and later released. The shooter was later identified as Maurice Hill, 36. He has a long police record. Maurice Hill surrendered late Wednesday night after shooting six police officers in a 7-hour-long standoff. The shooter livestreamed his shooting on Facebook. Maurice Hill attended the radical Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar mosque in Philadelphia, a mosque known for preaching radical Wahhabist doctrine. Clarion Project reported: Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia...
  • Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created A Cryptic Gmail Account And Sent It Nearly All

    08/16/2019 9:31:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/2019 | Luke Rosiak
    All but four of Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails were copied, likely secretly, to a Gmail address called, according to a new Senate report. The FBI says that the account was linked to Paul Combetta, an IT aide Clinton hired who used BleachBit to destroy emails after they were subpoenaed and misled FBI agents. Combetta said he sent all of her emails to the Gmail account as part of trying to copy them to a new server. Combetta was copying Clinton’s emails off of an old laptop that he was supposed send back in the mail, but there’s no evidence...
  • Want to lose your Pittsburgh accent? There's a course

    08/16/2019 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Friday, August 16, 2019 10:08 a.m. | Paul Guggenheimer
    Marilyn Caye grew up in Pittsburgh’s Perry Hilltop neighborhood and graduated from University of Pittsburgh. A few years later she decided to explore the other end of the country and wound up in the San Francisco Bay area. She soon learned that while she could leave Pittsburgh, there was a part of the Steel City that wouldn’t leave her. “I was about to audition for a commercial in San Francisco. When I was at Perry High School, I had done voice work for Rege Cordic’s ‘Cordic and Company’ on KDKA radio. I called a fellow in Sausalito to get some...
  • US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism ( Kevin McAleenan )

    08/13/2019 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    CBS19News ^ | Aug 13, 2019 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    The Homeland Security head says white supremacist ideology is fueling some domestic terrorism. Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared Tuesday in Jackson, Mississippi ... He said the recent mass shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso was inspired by "violent white supremacist ideology" that "offends us all." Others at the forum described the threat in similar terms. Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ..
  • Engel wants staffers to warn foreign governments about spending at Trump’s hotels

    08/16/2019 3:34:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 8/13/19 | Katherine Tully-McManus
    A new directive this week from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel instructs staffers to warn foreign governments that spending at Trump-owned properties could violate the Constitution’s emoluments clause. The memo, released Monday, issues guidelines for staff engaging with foreign governments. The directive signed by the New York Democrat is aimed specifically at the committee’s majority staff. Republican staffers were not given the same instructions. “When meeting with officials from a foreign government, please inform them that by providing any form of payment or benefit to a Trump-owned property their government is facilitating the president’s apparent violation of the...
  • Hillary's 33,000 Emails Were Captured; We Will See Them

    08/15/2019 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Hostage · 114 replies
    Citizens Investigative Report ^ | August 15, 2019 | Katie G. Independent Analyst
    Listen to every minute of Katie’s indepth analysis of what it means: Seriously, get your adult family and friends and cast this to your big screen and watch all of it because this is one of the very big ones. And make a copy if you can because although Katie is careful to avoid Google censors, they will likely pull this one. This is a part of the planned declass, bit by dripping bit, and this gets us ready and focused on other pieces that will be coming bit by bit. And Hillary can’t escape saying she knew nothing...
  • Plano Senior High Cancels Football Game In El Paso After Mass Shooting By Former Student

    08/15/2019 5:44:33 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 27 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | 08/15/2019 | 11
    Plano ISD Superintendent Sara Bonser opened a dialogue with Ysleta ISD Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre regarding the second annual out-of-district matchup between Plano Senior High and Eastwood High, scheduled for September 6. After consulting with local law enforcement agencies, Plano ISD administrators felt obligated to prioritize the safety of the participating players, students, families and communities, and have concluded that the timing of the game falls too soon after the tragedy in El Paso.