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  • Man shot by security forces dies after intruding into Andersen Air Force Base on Guam

    08/17/2019 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 1 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/16/2019 | Matthew M. Burke
    An intruder who fled from police into Andersen Air Force Base Wednesday evening and stabbed a Defense Department civilian security forces member has died from gunshot wounds inflicted by security forces. The unnamed man was shot while being apprehended at approximately 6:35 a.m. Thursday, Air Force officials said in two statements Thursday. He had reportedly stabbed an unnamed civilian guard attached to base security forces who was attempting to apprehend him, prompting the guard to open fire. The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:52 a.m. while being treated by emergency medical personnel, the statements said. The Air...
  • WATCH: Politically-Backed Antifa Try To Stop "End Domestic Terrorism" Rally In Portland

    08/17/2019 6:01:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    WD ^ | Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Wayne Dupree
    For almost a decade after that, Antifa and anarchists, and violent leftists would show up every year for the May Day riots. Antifa gets away with this domestic abuse against Americans because they are protected by lawmakers and the opposition media. The media has run a game on the American people claiming that Trump supporters are trouble makers and violent when it is actually Antifa and a lot of left-wing anti-Trump protesters. Right wing-antifa protest, August 17, 2019 Watch: Right-wing groups, antifa protest in downtown Portland, August 17, 2019. Story details here: Posted by KOIN 6 on Saturday,...
  • New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties

    08/17/2019 5:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 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,...
  • Portland police take weapons and make multiple arrests in protests with antifa and far-right groups

    08/17/2019 4:55:06 PM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Aug 17, 2019 | Hunter Lovell
    Full title: Portland police confiscate weapons and make multiple arrests in protests between antifa and far-right groups. Portland, Oregon, authorities confiscated bear spray, shields, metal poles and other weapons and made multiple arrests during protests involving far-right groups and antifa in the city on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 police officers were sent to provide security and monitor the protests organized by the far-right group Proud Boys in downtown Portland. Police set up barricades and shut down streets and bridges to quell tensions between the opposing groups. Demonstrators gathered on both sides of the Williamette River, with some Proud Boys members waving...
  • UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim (Not a Hoax)

    08/17/2019 3:10:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sharia UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Note Tell MAMA’s headline: they claim that this man made a “racist slur” against a Muslim. What race is Islam again? In reality, there are Muslims, and Islamic jihadis, of all races. But TellMAMA wants to intimidate Britons into believing that anyone who makes a rude quip to a Muslim is a racist, and thus deserving to have the book thrown at him. But that’s all this was: a quip. Say anything you want: the guy was rude,...
  • Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers

    08/17/2019 2:42:13 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | August 15, 2019 | Kendall Taggart
    A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.... These tactics can be applied with impunity, thanks to legislation in all 50 states restricting the ability of customers to sue insurers for wrongly accusing them of fraud
  • The same people who pushed early release for gun felons now want to take guns without due process

    08/17/2019 2:27:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 15, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia yesterday. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was only “convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault.” Will...
  • ISIL is building a new caliphate...

    08/17/2019 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 41 replies
    The National Post ^ | 8/16/2019 | Josh Rogin
    ISIL has largely taken over control of a huge camp in northeast Syria, and there’s no plan for what to do with the 70,000 people there (including more than 50,000 children). The United States and Europe must immediately address this urgent national security and humanitarian crisis, before a new caliphate is established while we watch. After the fall of Raqqa and the coalition defeat of ISIL’s strongholds, President Donald Trump announced that “100 percent” of the caliphate had been destroyed. But the tens of thousands of ISIL fighters and family members left over were herded into massive fenced internally displaced...
  • [...]Ginsburg to speak at University of Chicago Sept. 9

    08/17/2019 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 19 replies
    The University of Chicago ^ | 8/15/19 | U of Chicago
    Dean Katherine Baicker to host conversation and present Justice Ginsburg with Dean’s Award U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy on Sept. 9 for a conversation hosted by Harris Public Policy Dean Katherine Baicker, who will award Justice Ginsburg the 2019 Harris Dean’s Award. The award is given annually to an exceptional leader who has championed analytically rigorous, evidence-based approaches to policy, and who is an example for the next generation of policy leaders and scholars. “The distinguished career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg serves as an inspiration for our...
  • Austin [TX] Crisis: Is Spending $28,000 per Homeless Person the Answer?

    08/17/2019 10:19:14 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 60 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 8/15/2019 | Jacob Asmussen
    You already read the headline, but that’s not even the worst part. Yes, Austin City Council is spending a record-high $62.7 million this year to try and solve homelessness, equivalent to giving roughly $28,000 to each homeless person in the city. But the more startling fact is that Austin officials are leading the city down the same dangerous path San Francisco has already journeyed—a path Austinites should be wary not to travel. Before peering down the road toward Austin’s future, let’s look around for a moment at the crisis happening right now in Texas’ capital city. The homeless population is...
  • 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 · 61 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...
  • Portland braces for violence at far-right rally — entire police force will be on duty

    08/17/2019 9:26:10 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | Auguat 17, 2019 | Jonathan Vigliotti
    Portland, Oregon — The serenity of downtown Portland will be tested yet again on Saturday afternoon. Stores began closing Friday night ahead of dueling protests between groups of right-wing extremists and anti-fascist demonstrators. Several extremist groups are expected to show up, but no one has applied for any type of permit. Police learned about the protest from monitoring social media, and from what they read, there is concern for possible violence.
  • 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...
  • Pelosi sticks up for her 'squad' after their failed Israel stunt

    08/17/2019 9:10:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    You'd think someone as savvy as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would want to distance herself from the failed stunt of two of her squad members, Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. The pair of them were up to no good in their announced trip to Israel. Far from going there for the reasons normal people go, they wanted to hang out with terrorist-sympathizers and promote an anti-Israel boycott-divest-sanction campaign. The political nature of the trip was exposed by their refusal to go on a pro-offered bipartisan trip to the country, their acceptance of a different trip hosted by terrorist-linked sponsors,...
  • First Coast High teacher removed after scolding students who don’t stand for pledge

    08/17/2019 8:16:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    "A high school science teacher was removed from his classroom in Duval County after he wrote a statement on his whiteboard reprimanding anyone who refused to stand for either the Pledge of Allegiance or “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Below is Goodman’s full whiteboard statement: “THINK: We had about a half million Americans die in our Civil War, which was largely to get rid of slavery. There are no longer separate water fountains and bathrooms in Jacksonville for “white” and “colored,” as Mr. Goodman remembers from the 1960′s. We had an amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowing women the right to vote....
  • Renewable Energy Hits the Wall

    08/17/2019 7:13:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2019 | Norman Rogers
    If the official definitions of renewable energy were logical, renewable energy would be defined as energy that does not emit CO2 and that is not using a resource in danger of running out anytime soon. But the definitions written into the laws of many states are not logical. Hydroelectric energy is mostly banned because the environmental movement hates dams. Nuclear is banned ... Both nuclear and hydro don't emit CO2. Hydro doesn't need fuel. Nuclear fuel is cheap and plentiful. A large number of prominent global warming activists, such as James Hansen, Michael Shellenberger, and Stewart Brand have declared that...
  • The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

    08/17/2019 7:02:06 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Education Week ^ | August 14, 2019 | Christina Torres
    Many of the recent shootings—including in El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh; potentially Gilroy, Calif.—are linked to white supremacist hatred. And hate crimes have been on the rise nationwide for three consecutive years, according to FBI data released last year. This growing hatred seeps into our classrooms. Like many teachers, I read these stories and statistics and wonder: What can I do to help my students feel safe and ensure that the next generation no longer operates from a place of hatred and fear? ...More than just making our students aware of racism, we can do anti-racist work. It’s easy to decry...
  • (NFL LINEBACKER) Asked Trump to Call Out Cummings Over Baltimore (concerns about black kids raised)

    08/17/2019 6:03:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former NFL Linebacker and businessman Jack Brewer and Trump. President Trump’s criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) over the living conditions in Baltimore were reportedly brought up at the request of former NFL linebacker Jack Brewer. "I had a chance to meet with President Trump, and I told him please call out Elijah Cummings and Baltimore. I asked him to do that three weeks ago and he did it," the former NFL linebacker said on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive.” Brewer explained he was motivated to reach out to Trump after a visit to Baltimore. “I'm seeing these kids that...
  • 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...