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  • 'Capitalism not working,' says marcher about what is fueling ongoing protests in Seattle

    01/23/2021 12:19:17 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 11 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 1/22/21 | Matt Markovich
    SEATTLE — The original rallying point for a protest that began Wednesday night in Seattle's Occidental Park was to support calls to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, but it transformed into what participants describe as a direct action event. The protest resulted in the arrests of three people, several buildings tagged with graffiti and multiple shattered windows. Sheena was one of those marchers participating in the Wednesday night protest. “Direction action is beyond the picket signs in the streets," she said. "It's taking that a step further (and) it's willing to be confrontational, if needed.” Sheena's has...
  • Nearly half of Portland Antifa Inauguration Day riot arrestees were arrested at riots last year

    01/23/2021 11:09:19 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    andy-ngo.com ^ | The Inimitable and Invaluable Andy Ngo
    Many of the suspects charged at the Inauguration Day Black Lives Matter-Antifa riots in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday were previously arrested and released at other riots throughout 2020. On Jan. 20, BLM-Antifa rioted in Portland in coordination with other pre-announced Antifa-themed violent protests in Seattle and Denver. Around 150 Antifa dressed in black first rallied in the afternoon at Revolution Hall in southeast Portland behind banners that read, “WE DON’T WANT BIDEN—WE WANT REVENGE,” “WE ARE UNGOVERNABLE” and “A NEW WORLD FROM THE ASHES.” The banners were accompanied with symbols of communism, anarchism, a Kalashnikov rifle and the Iron Front...
  • Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Disqualifying Trump Won't Work Read Newsmax: Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Disqualifying Trump Won't Work

    01/23/2021 9:24:56 AM PST · by Hostage · 83 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 23 Jan 2021  | Eric Mack
    While it would take 67 votes in the Senate to "remove" former President Donald Trump, Senate precedent requires just 50 votes to block Trump from running again in 2024, but it will not work, according to constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV. "This is an attempt to simply control the electoral process in 2024," Dershowitz told "Saturday Report," adding he is not involved in this impeachment trial team for this "political theater" because he is "neither a politician nor an actor." "It's illegal," Dershowitz told host Carl Higbie. "The Constitution provides for impeachment as an extraordinary remedy only...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Liberals and Wealthy Welcome Caravan Migrants

    01/22/2021 9:53:10 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    gopbriefingroom.com ^ | 1/22/2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two of every three Americans want the federal government to block the caravans of migrant workers from Central America, says a Rasmussen Reports poll. The opposition among likely voters is deep and broad — except among liberals and people who earn above $200,000 per year. The poll asked: “Should the U.S. government stop all of the migrants in the Honduras caravan from entering, or should it allow them to enter this country temporarily until each of their cases can be individually reviewed?” The sample of 880 likely voters opposed the entry of the migrants by 60 percent to 30 percent....
  • I Watched Biden’s Inauguration First-Hand

    01/20/2021 6:58:16 PM PST · by george76 · 111 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jan 22, 2021 | Katie Hopkins
    Haunted and numb in a horribly sanitized city. As I grabbed some coffee before heading to the Capitol Building to watch the 46th President of the United States of America take his title, the lovely lady behind the counter told me she had never seen anything like this in DC in her life. And all I can say as I stand here now in the freezing cold with a handful of others is that I hope America never has to see anything like this again. Nothing is as it seems. It is just horrible, in every sense. There is no...
  • Why Mitch McConnell Is Filibustering to Protect the Filibuster

    01/22/2021 7:21:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 22, 2021
    It’s a rare thing on Capitol Hill for a lawmaker’s team to try and play down their power. In the Joe Biden-era Senate, the balance of power is split evenly between the parties, 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Democrat and the constitutional president of the Senate, gets to break the tie in votes that fall along party lines. So that means Democrats now get to set the agenda, chair the committees and get the little perks that come with being the controlling party, like added staff and better room reservations, right? In normal times, sure. But these are not...
  • Searching For Extraterrestrial Life Like ‘Sherlock Holmes’

    01/22/2021 7:10:15 PM PST · by bitt · 41 replies
    sciencefriday.com ^ | 1/21/2021 | kathleen davis
    “Some scientists find my hypothesis unfashionable, outside of mainstream science, even dangerously ill conceived,” writes Avi Loeb, an astrophysicist at Harvard. “But the most egregious error we can make, I believe, is not to take this possibility seriously enough.” So begins Loeb’s new book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. Loeb is the director of the school’s Institute for Theory and Computation, and founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and he wants you to take the possibility of aliens seriously. Back in October 2017, our solar system received a strange visitor, unlike any seen before. Scientists...
  • Trump plays cards close to his chest when asked about future plans

    01/22/2021 6:03:28 PM PST · by bryan999 · 53 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Former President Donald Trump gave nothing away about his plans for life after the White House as he dined with friends at his golf club on Friday. “We’ll do something, but not just yet,” he told the Washington Examiner as he sat at his regular table in the Grill Room of the Trump International Golf Club. An aide to the former chief executive then swooped in and swiftly, but politely, ended the interaction. Those marked his first words to a journalist since he left the White House on Wednesday and flew to Florida. Minutes earlier,...
  • Tim Matheson swipes Melania Trump, praises Jill Biden: Nice to have a First Lady who 'can speak English!'

    01/22/2021 6:39:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 22, 2021
    Actor Tim Matheson took a not-so-subtle swipe at former First Lady Melania Trump while praising her successor Dr. Jill Biden in a now-deleted tweet. Following the backlash that took place after members of the National Guard were sent out of the Capitol building and into a cold parking lot, the first lady appeared for a photo op with a group of them while carrying baskets of candy. The "National Lampoon's Animal House" star reacted to the gesture by complimenting Biden, which included an indirect jab at her predecessor. "So wonderful to have a First Lady with class and heart. And,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Andy Williams ~ 23 January 2021

    01/22/2021 6:02:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
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    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Andy Williams ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort providing entertainment for the Troops!...
  • Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis

    01/22/2021 2:17:03 PM PST · by Textide · 40 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Jan 20, 2021 | whitehouse.gov
    The executive order listed in the title is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-protecting-public-health-and-environment-and-restoring-science-to-tackle-climate-crisis/ Lots of revocations in Section 7 that are worth parsing out.
  • Infectious Diseases Expert Says UK Lockdown is Not Working

    01/21/2021 6:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 January, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Infections higher after lockdown went into place.. Infectious diseases expert Professor Steven Riley says current data shows that the national lockdown in the United Kingdom is not working. Riley, who is professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial College London, cited a React study which shows “the prevalence of infection increased between 6 and 15 January,” after the national lockdown was announced on January 4. “It’s long enough that, were the lockdown working effectively, we would certainly have hoped to have seen a decline,” said Riley. The professor added that current research “certainly doesn’t support the conclusion that lockdown is...
  • Biden Offers Russia Five-Year Extension of Arms Control Treaty – with No China Provision

    01/22/2021 7:51:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/22/2021 | John Hayward
    The White House said on Thursday that President Joe Biden will offer a five-year extension of New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) to Russia, an offer far more generous than the Russians were expecting. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a one-year extension of New START in October.
  • Twitter refused to remove child porn because it didn’t ‘violate policies’: lawsuit

    01/21/2021 10:23:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | By Gabrielle Fonrouge | January 21, 2021 | 10:35am
    Twitter refused to take down widely shared pornographic images and videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim because an investigation “didn’t find a violation” of the company’s “policies,” a scathing lawsuit alleges. The federal suit, filed Wednesday by the victim and his mother in the Northern District of California, alleges Twitter made money off the clips, which showed a 13-year-old engaged in sex acts and are a form of child sexual abuse material, or child porn, the suit states. The teen — who is now 17 and lives in Florida — is identified only as John Doe and was between...
  • Iran nuclear scientist assassination: A short history of the crisis that led to the killing

    01/22/2021 5:31:32 AM PST · by bert · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1/22/21 | Phillip Whiteside
    Iran had a peaceful nuclear programme for many years, but in the early 2000s concerns were raised that it was developing technology that could create nuclear weapons - despite the country being a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Not long after the firebrand then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a series of bold claims about uranium enrichment, the first of a number of UN resolutions was passed, aimed at forcing Iran to backpedal. It wasn't until the 2015 nuclear deal, which happened after Mr Ahmadinejad was replaced as president by the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, that relations began to improve - albeit temporarily....
  • Elon Musk Should Build Us A Better Internet

    01/22/2021 12:55:19 AM PST · by wardaddy · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1-21-21 | Kirk
    Charlie KirkonJanuary 21, 2021 PUBLIC MEMORANDUM TO: Elon Musk; Founder of Tesla, Inc., and SpaceX FROM: Charlie Kirk; Founder of Turning Point USA CC: Western Civilization DATE: January 21, 2021 SUBJECT: Saving us. The events of January 6th in nation’s capital provided the excuse that the big tech companies had been waiting for in order to drop a very Draconian sword across the throat of free and open communication in our country and, by extension, much of the Western World. Making sanctimonious claims of “protecting public safety” and “stopping threats of violence,” Twitter, Amazon, Google, and Apple, along with others,...
  • Trump to lead national election integrity drive as first post-presidential move, says adviser

    01/21/2021 9:40:30 PM PST · by bitt · 100 replies
    justthenews.com/ ^ | 1/21/2021 | Sophie Mann
    Trump's goals for next two years include "winning back the House and the Senate for Republicans in 2022 to make sure that we can stop the Democratic craziness," said adviser Jason Miller. Top Trump adviser Jason Miller told "Just the News AM" on Thursday that he expects former President Trump to "emerge as the nation's leader on ballot and voting integrity" in the coming months. Miller, who was aboard Air Force One with Trump and his family as they flew from Washington, D.C. to Florida on Wednesday morning, told show host Carrie Sheffield that Trump "has a number of goals...
  • Critical Race Theory at the Center of Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against California Agencies

    01/21/2021 9:03:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    On October 13, 2020 The Pivtorak Law Firm filed a class action and taxpayer lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the heads of one of California’s largest state agencies, alleging that they created racially discriminatory policies and practices that are steeped in Critical Race Theory. The suit alleges that Wade Crowfoot, the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and Charlton Bonham, Director for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, implemented policies that create racial preferences in connection with recruiting, hiring, and other conditions of employment for state employees and which overtly treat people as racial categories rather...
  • 'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)

    01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 98 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 21, 2021 | Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand and Andrew Desiderio
    Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6. One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person...
  • FBI feared foreign power was targeting money to Clinton before 2016 campaign, memos show

    01/21/2021 7:06:39 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 1/21/2021 | john Solomon
    Bureau delayed FISA warrant and instead gave candidate defensive briefing, in stark contrast to Trump, declassified memos show. FBI agents opened an investigation in late 2014 into a foreign power's effort to curry influence with Hillary Clinton's prospective presidential campaign through donations, but the bureau's leadership slow-walked a surveillance warrant and instead arranged for the candidate to get a defensive briefing, newly declassified memos show. FBI agents became so frustrated that they were being stonewalled from securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to investigate the foreign money plot that they even escalated to then-FBI Director James Comey, according to...