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  • Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o’-lanterns after complaints in Nyack

    10/23/2019 6:30:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    Westchester.news12 ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Staff
    Bed Bath & Beyond has removed black jack-o’-lanterns from sale after a News 12 investigation that stemmed from complaints in Nyack about the product. A Halloween display in front of a law firm was taken down in Nyack because the jack-o'-lanterns upset some community members. The jack-o’-lanterns are painted black with a white mouth. The reaction from some community members led the Feerick, Nugent, MacCartney Law Offices to take the pumpkins down less than 48 hours after setting them out on the porch. “We understand that someone complained about them and so once we got word of that we immediately...
  • $27M for slavery reparations ‘not enough,’ Princeton seminary students say. They want $120M more.

    10/23/2019 5:59:09 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10/23/2019 | Kelly Heyboer
    Princeton Theological Seminary pledged last week to use $27.6 million of its endowment to pay reparations for the school’s historic ties to slavery, believed to be the largest amount ever paid by a school to atone for benefiting from the slave trade. The school’s black student association says it’s “a great start, but not enough.” The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary — a student group that helped raise the slavery reparations issue at the school — plans to call for at least $120 million more in slavery reparations along with money for current African-American students and other...
  • Unidentified Drones Attack Iranian-Backed Militia in Eastern Syria - Report

    10/23/2019 5:53:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 3 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/22/19 | Tzvi Joffre
    Unidentified drones attacked Syrian areas controlled by the Assad regime and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias at the Hamdan airport near the town of Al-Bukamal in the eastern region of Deir ez-Zor, according to opposition-affiliated TV station Halab Today. Before the attack, three drones were seen flying from the direction of areas under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, according to Step News, a news agency founded by Syrian activists and journalists. At noon, explosions were heard at the Hamdan airport. Ambulances were sent to the airport, but the number of causalities is unknown. Iranian-backed militias in Al-Bukamal have been...
  • Battleground: 7 in 10 say US ‘on the edge of civil war’

    10/23/2019 5:50:35 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/2019 | Paul Bedard
    Partisan political division and the resulting incivility has reached a low in America, with 67% believing that the nation is nearing civil war, according to a new national survey. “The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war. That to me is a very pessimistic place,” said Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. And worse, he said in announcing the results of the Institute’s Battleground Poll civility survey, the political division is likely to make the upcoming 2020 presidential race the...
  • Who is William Taylor? Impeachment Star Witness Has Long Relationship with Burisma-Backed Think Tank

    10/23/2019 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry yesterday, has evidenced a close relationship with the Atlantic Council think tank, even writing Ukraine policy pieces with the organization’s director and analysis articles published by the Council. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. In addition to a direct relationship with the Atlantic Council, Taylor for the last nine years also served as a senior adviser to the U.S.-Ukraine Business...
  • Trump campaign scoops up Biden's Latino voter web address, trolls his voter outreach

    10/23/2019 5:35:35 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 19 replies
    It didn't take long for the Trump campaign to figure out how to troll Joe Biden moments after the former vice president's campaign announced a Latino voter outreach program on Wednesday. Biden, who spent the day campaigning across Pennsylvania and Iowa, announced "Todos Con Biden," a "national network of Latino supporters" working to help elect the former vice president earlier on Wednesday.
  • Daleiden testifies he ‘held human fetal organs’ during Planned Parenthood sting

    10/23/2019 5:22:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 1 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/23/19 | Lianne Laurence
    SAN FRANCISCO, October 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life undercover journalist David Daleiden told a San Francisco Federal court Monday that he “held human fetal organs in my hands” in the course of the 30-month sting operation that exposed Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted-baby body-parts. Daleiden, 30, is project lead for the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which released undercover videos in July 2015 that shocked the world and has led to ongoing Department of Justice and the FBI investigations of Planned Parenthood. In retaliation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America is accusing Daleiden, CMP undercover reporters Sandra Merritt and Geraldo Lopez,...
  • Watchdog Says Benghazi Coverup Discussed on Emails to Clinton’s Unsecured Server

    10/23/2019 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 21, 2019 | Mark Tapscott
    WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch made public on Oct. 21 a 2012 email chain showing multiple senior U.S. State Department executives used then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email to discuss the most sensitive details of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, died in the assault, which within hours was attributed by the Obama White House to an internet video that critically portrayed Islam and its founder, Mohammed. While Judicial Watch first sought the emails released on Oct. 21 in a 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, they...
  • A Man Won Gold in Women’s Cycling (Again). When Will We Say ‘No More’?

    10/23/2019 5:06:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    For the second year in a row, a biological male has won a women’s cycling championship. Rachel McKinnon, who was born male and identifies as a transgender woman, won the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in the female 35-39 sprint category last weekend in Manchester, England. The 37-year-old Canadian, who transitioned from male to female around age 29, set a new world best time, beating American Dawn Orwick for the gold. The win has caused considerable controversy among other female athletes and observers who note the obvious unfairness of a biological male competing against women. McKinnon’s bodily advantages defeat the...
  • AOC Demonstrates Her Ignorance About the First Amendment

    10/23/2019 5:02:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't know how the First Amendment works. In a congressional hearing on Wednesday, the New York representative berated Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his company's refusal to silence her political opponents and his company's ties to white supremacists. Zuckerberg was there to answer questions about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency, but Ocasio-Cortez was much more concerned about Republicans being allowed to run political ads on his platform. Facebook recently defended its decision not to remove an ad from the Trump campaign simply because it stated facts the Biden campaign didn't want people knowing about. The Democrats have decided not to...
  • NYC Bar Calls For AG Barr to Recuse Himself From ‘Ukraine-Related Matters’ – Including....

    10/23/2019 4:58:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 10/23/19 | Cristina Laila
    """NYC Bar Calls For AG Barr to Recuse Himself From ‘Ukraine-Related Matters’ – Including Ukrainian Involvement in 2016 Election, Biden Crime Family""" The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday called for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from all Ukraine-related matters. “If he fails to do so, he should resign or, failing that, be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress,” the statement said. The NYC Bar said that since Bill Barr was mentioned in the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he should not be allowed to investigate anything related to...
  • Vice President Mike Pence’s Big Brother Is Sitting In On Congress’s Closed-Door Impeachment...

    10/23/2019 4:44:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    buzzfeednews.com ^ | 10/23/19 | Kodia Goba
    """"Vice President Mike Pence’s Big Brother Is Sitting In On Congress’s Closed-Door Impeachment Depositions"""" WASHINGTON — As dozens of House members in charge of the impeachment investigations sit in on closed-door depositions about Ukraine, at least one person in the room has unusually close ties to President Donald Trump’s administration — Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, Rep. Greg Pence. The first-term member of Congress sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, one of three House committees leading the impeachment investigation (along with the House Intelligence and Oversight committees). He was assigned to the committee earlier this year by members...
  • Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts Gets Trial Delayed, Again

    10/23/2019 4:42:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13, 2019 | John Binder
    The illegal alien accused of murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 has successfully lobbied for the trial against him to be delayed yet again. In August 2018, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 25-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was charged with Mollie Tibbetts’ murder after police said he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. Following a nationwide search, Tibbetts’ body was found in a cornfield in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary cities, as Breitbart News noted, and worked on a dairy farm using...
  • Chaos on Capitol Hill as Republicans led by Matt Gaetz storm impeachment hearing…

    10/23/2019 3:50:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 10/23/19 | Kane
    The storm on the hill that matters ..................
  • Ocasio-Cortez grills Zuckerberg over political ad policy

    10/23/2019 3:49:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his company's new political ad policy during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday. The freshman New York lawmaker asked Zuckerberg a series of hypotheticals about what types of political ads candidates could run without Facebook taking them down. "Could I pay to target predominantly black zip codes and advertise them the incorrect election date?" Ocasio-Cortez asked. "No, you couldn't," Zuckerberg responded, emphasizing the platform's policy of intervening in political ads when they incite violence or could lead to voter suppression. "Could I run ads targeting Republicans in primaries saying...
  • Document: Adam Schiff Staffer Met with Impeachment Witness (Taylor) on Ukraine Trip

    10/23/2019 3:29:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/19 | AARON KLEIN
    Itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Atlantic Council think tank reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, now a key witness for Democrats pursuing impeachment. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. **SNIP** Taylor himself has evidenced a close relationship with the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council, writing analysis pieces published on the Council’s...
  • African illegal alien migrants arrested in Malta for torching cars and injuring a police officer

    10/23/2019 3:18:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2019
    107 African illegal alien migrant wannabes arrested in Malta for torching cars and injuring a police officer OCTOBER 23, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM A group of 107 mainly Muslim illegal invaders, who tried to break free from a holding center in Malta, have been arrested after five staff cars and buildings were set ablaze there. The fires left sections of the buildings which invaders stay in destroyed and one policeman injured. Voice of Europe (h/t Maurice) The riot took place late Sunday evening in a Hal Far camp occupying a former British army barracks near island’s main airport. The migrants torched...
  • Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

    10/23/2019 3:15:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 10 23 2019 | DESMOND BUTLER and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion talking about how to navigate the insistence from Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for a probe and how to avoid becoming entangled in the American elections,...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins $1 million Berggruen Prize for philosophy and..

    10/23/2019 3:15:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    DM ^ | 10/23/2019 | Kenton
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this year’s winner of the $1 million Berggruen Prize for her work in philosophy and culture - and the pop-culture action hero intends to pay the entire lump-sum forward. The 86-year-old was announced as the winner by the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute on Wednesday, citing Ginsburg’s pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support for the rule of law. The institute says Ginsburg will donate all of the money to charity, but an exact recipient of the sum has not yet been confirmed. Ginsburg has been severing on the Supreme Court since...
  • Army thrilled as next-gen 6.8mm squad weapons once thought 'unachievable' are revealed

    10/23/2019 3:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Brig. Gen. Dave Hodne: 'Those impossibilities are on the floor here today'U.S. Army leaders are one step closer to deciding on a supplier for its Next Generation Squad Weapon system after a who’s who in weapons makers unveiled their progress. The 2019 Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting impressed officials with prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems inc., Textron Systems, and Sig Sauer Inc. Each company is vying for the opportunity to replace the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine and the M249 squad automatic weapon used in combat units. Military leaders essentially want...