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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 


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Ex-British spy behind Trump dossier
hands sources to feds

We are getting closer.
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Angry Trump Grilled His Generals
About Troop Increase, Then Gave In

Giving in sounds like a healthy idea.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends decision
to keep staffer charged with bank fraud

Let's watch Little Debbie talk her way out of this one.
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Trump’s feud with McConnell is getting bad: report
Now they are actually swearing at each other.
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USA Today runs by the fake news story playbook
Old saying new again. Don't check it out, you will lose a good story.
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GOP fail: Moore leads
McConnell and Trump’s
Strange 51-32 in AL
Conservative Review, by Daniel Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 8/23/2017 7:12:44 PM     Post Reply
Just how badly are voters starving for true conservative change embodied through a man whose character they can proudly support? Well, according to the latest poll, Judge Roy Moore is leading a sitting senator (who has the support of the president) by 20 points headed into the Sept. 26 runoff. Last Tuesday, Roy Moore edged out Senator Luther Strange 39 percent to 33 percent in the GOP primary. However, landing the top spot in the first round doesn’t always guarantee a win in the runoff. That is why the latest poll from JMC Analytics is so earthshattering. The poll conducted several

Fusion GPS On The Hot Seat In
Closed Senate Judiciary Hearing
HotAir, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/23/2017 7:12:07 PM     Post Reply
Too bad C-SPAN won’t carry the testimony of Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter who launched the oppo research firm Fusion GPS. Simpson finds himself at the center of the Russia scandal, thanks to a discredited dossier about Donald Trump that got floated after the election. Now Chuck Grassley wants to get to the bottom of the dossier, who ordered it, who paid for it, and what its purpose was, and he’ll get his chance in a closed session today: Simpson, who will appear in a closed session on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, hired the former MI6 agent

The B-1 Bomber Has a New Mission
Popular Mechanics, by Kyle Mizokami    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/23/2017 7:01:00 PM     Post Reply
America´s first stealthy bomber, the Rockwell B-1B, now has a new mission: ship killer. Originally designed to penetrate enemy air defenses during a nuclear war, the B-1B has been adapted to a wide range of non-nuclear missions. Now, with the successful launch of the U.S. military´s latest anti-ship cruise missile, the "Bone" has been transformed into a powerful naval strike platform capable of taking on the most heavily defended enemy task forces. The B-1B bomber was originally conceived as a heavy strategic bomber. The large, swing-wing bomber was meant to fly fast and low, evading enemy radars and interceptors to penetrate

  


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A Whole New World: Columbus Statue
Could Be Considered for Removal
NBC News, by Daniella Silva    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/23/2017 6:22:52 PM     Post Reply
As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and other controversial figures, New York City is conducting its own review over "symbols of hate" and possibly taking aim at Christopher Columbus. New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a 90-day review by a commission of all "symbols of hate" on city property in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that was protesting the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The move has opened questions about a variety of monuments

NAACP wants meeting with NFL
commissioner about Kaepernick
Associated Press, by Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/23/2017 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The NAACP on Wednesday called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback once took his team to the Super Bowl, but he´s a free agent now and no club has signed him. Some Kaepernick opponents say he should not have sat or kneeled during the anthem, while others contend his lack of a job is more about his on-field talent. Kaepernick´s supporters, including some who planned to protest at the NFL´s

Paul Ryan says government shutdown
is not ´in our interest´ as Republicans
see Trump´s threat over border wall
funding as ´unhelpful´
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 5:27:03 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday dismissed the idea that funding President Donald Trump´s promised border wall will inevitably lead to a government shutdown as a September 30 deadline looms for a new federal budget. ´I don´t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don´t think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included,´ Ryan told reporters following remarks at the Intel Corporation´s Oregon headquarters. ´I don´t think anyone´s interested in having a shutdown. I don´t think it´s in our interest to do so,´ he said. The House included $1.6 billion for Trump´s wall construction in a

Judge Knocks Sanctuary City Seeking
Relief From Trump’s Immigration Order
Daily Caller, by Kevin Daley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 5:14:35 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a sanctuary city in California challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding grants from jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities The city of Richmond, Calif., filed suit in March challenging the constitutionality of the order. U.S. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the case Monday, finding Richmond did not have standing to challenge the law. In his ruling dismissing the case, Orrick explained the city had not demonstrated that it had reason to believe Trump’s order would be enforced against them, and therefore didn’t have standing to bring a case. “Because Richmond’s

  


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The media lies about
the Boston rally
WRKO-AM [Boston], by Jeff Kuhner    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 8/23/2017 5:12:46 PM     Post Reply
The Boston rally was a watershed event. But not in the way the mainstream media has been portraying it, as a bold stand against white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. Rather, it demonstrates the power of propaganda to foment mass hysteria and mob rule. Reality no longer matters. For the media refuses to report this seminal truth: There were no white supremacists or neo-Nazis. None. Not even one. Instead, they engaged in a massive disinformation campaign that spurred over 40,000 “antifascists” to descend upon Boston Common.

‘Get Tough or Shut Up’:
The Malicious Spirit
Loose in the Land
National Review Online, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: danvillebill- 8/23/2017 5:11:53 PM     Post Reply
Sometimes, small stories can tell us big things. Last week, I had a telling conversation with a young Evangelical mom of three. I was a customer at her workplace, and we were making all the normal small talk. She asked about my kids, where they went to school, and if I was sad to see my youngest go to college. Then she asked what I did. I told her that I write for a conservative political magazine. She gave me the strangest look, then fell silent.

UC Berkeley prof spells ‘impeach’
in resignation letter to Trump
San Francisco Chronicle [CA], by Jenna Lyons    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 8/23/2017 3:54:15 PM     Post Reply
A UC Berkeley energy professor resigned from his science envoy position with the Trump administration Wednesday, citing the president’s “hate-filled rally” in Phoenix Tuesday, his recent remarks on Charlottesville and his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Professor Daniel M. Kammen used the first letter in each of his seven-paragraph resignation he tendered to Trump to spell out the word I-M-P-E-A-C-H. Kammen, appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the State Department, made his resignation letter public on Wednesday. He sent out a tweet reading, “Mr. President, I am resigning as Science Envoy.

Trump: US to step up operations
against online ISIS recruiting
Washington Examiner, by Travis J. Tritten    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 3:36:56 PM     Post Reply
President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. will focus on combating the Islamic State´s online recruiting efforts following recent military gains in Iraq. (Snip) "I will tell you, we are going to start working very hard on the Internet because they are using the Internet at a level that they should not be allowed to use the Internet," Trump said during a bill-signing event with the American Legion in Reno, Nev. "They´re recruiting from the Internet and we are going to work under my administration very hard so that doesn´t happen."

  


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Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys
Guy Who Accuses Him Of
Being A White Nationalist
Daily Caller, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 3:17:27 PM     Post Reply
“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe had some choice words Tuesday night in response to a question he got accusing him of harboring “white nationalist” sympathies. Rowe posted a question submitted to him on his Facebook page that accused the TV host’s advocacy for the skilled trades of amounting to anti-intellectualism, and therefore racism. A man named Chuck Adkins asked, “One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are academic elitests. Comment? No? I’m not surprised. (Snip) “Since we’re being candid, allow me to say how much I dislike your post. Everything about it annoys me –

Mystery of how H.L. Hunley´s crew died is
solved after 150 years: Men on board the
American Civil War submarine were killed
by the pressure blast of their OWN torpedo
Daily Mail [UK], by Tim Collins    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/23/2017 3:08:40 PM     Post Reply
The first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship also instantly killed its own eight-man crew with the powerful explosive torpedo it carried, new research has found. The HL Hunley fought for the confederacy in the US civil war and was sunk near North Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864. Speculation about the crew´s deaths has included suffocation and drowning, but a new study claims that a shockwave created by their own weapon was to blame. Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina set blasts near a scale model of the vessel to calculate their impact. They also shot authentic weapons

Robert E. Lee statue covered
up in Charlottesville
New York Post, by Mark Moore    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 3:04:53 PM     Post Reply
City workers in Charlottesville, Va., covered a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a black shroud on Wednesday in mourning for the woman killed during a white nationalist rally earlier this month. A video showed the workers in Emancipation Park using rope to lower the tarp over Lee’s statue as some onlookers cheered. Charlottesville’s city council voted on Tuesday to cover the Lee statue and one of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson at another park in honor of Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old was killed on Aug. 12 as she protested the gathering of white supremacists when a neo-Nazi

How the Mainstream Media Operate
Townhall, by Dennis Prager    Original Article
Posted By: sagman- 8/23/2017 3:01:01 PM     Post Reply
"Our leading media" are characterized by "indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly." Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, 2017, on the media´s reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump´s campaign and Russia To understand America´s crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two institutions: the university and the news media. They do not regard their mission as educating and informing but indoctrinating. In this column, I will focus on the media.

  


  

News hosts shocked into near-silence
as Trump protester is shot in GROIN with
a tear gas canister as police open
up on crowds after Phoenix rally
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 8/23/2017 2:58:11 PM     Post Reply
Anti-Donald Trump protests turned into skirmishes with police in Phoenix on Tuesday, as cops unloaded on the crowds gathered outside his rally with tear gas. In one wince-inducing moment screened on CBS5 and captured on Twitter, one protester - clad in a gas mask - kicked a canister of tear gas back at police. Seconds later a cloud of dust mushroomed up from his groin and he doubled up in agony. ´A guy just got shot with a rubber bullet,´ remarked one host, as the other lapsed into a pained silence. It has since emerged the man was hit with

Georgia State Launches ‘Multicultural
Competence and Peer Education
Ambassadors’ Program
Washington Free Beacon, by Rachel Frommer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 2:35:46 PM     Post Reply
Georgia State University has launched a program for students to serve as "Multicultural Competence and Peer Education Ambassadors" (MAP). The MAP ambassadors will work 12 hours per month to "train and educate the Georgia State University community in multicultural competence, allowing them to explore the world through a more progressive perspective." "Cultural competence and identity affirmation are highly integral for the success of our students," the ambassador position description explained. Campus Reform reported that the university will recruit six students, each paid $100 per month for their work. The ambassadors "must facilitate at least two programs per month," including "workshops, discussion forums, and

Comey Joins Howard University as
Part-Time Lecturer and ‘King Chair’
Washington Free Beacon, by Cameron Cawthorne    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 2:24:02 PM     Post Reply
Former FBI Director James Comey will deliver a keynote address at Howard University in September, and will join the faculty in a part-time role this fall. Comey, who was fired as President Donald Trump´s FBI director in May, will speak at the opening convocation ceremony next month. The annual event is designed to welcome students to the historically black university, Politico reported Wednesday. The newly appointed 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy will also deliver a series of five lectures related to public policy, the university announced in a press release. "I am pleased

How American Anarchy Parallels
China’s Cultural Revolution
The Federalist, by Helen Raleigh    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 2:06:54 PM     Post Reply
I’ve been avoiding the news lately because it pains me to see my beloved country so divided, with people so bitterly angry at each other. All the shouting, violence, and destruction of historical monuments have only brought up a feeling of déjà vu. America is clearly undergoing a Cultural Revolution that is eerily similar to Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s. Maybe Karl Marx was right after all when he declared that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Both Movements Started On Campuses, And Spread China’s Cultural Revolution was triggered

California’s Top Judge Tells
ICE To Leave Courthouses As
State Readies Sanctuary Law
Daily Caller, by Will Racke    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 1:56:33 PM     Post Reply
California’s highest ranking judicial officer has waded once again into the politically fraught debate over the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policy. State Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who has previously condemned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations at court facilities, said Tuesday she has a duty to call out federal agents who arrest illegal immigrants in or near the California’s courthouses. “If no one ever speaks out, then we can never be the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Cantil-Sakauye said at a panel discussion hosted by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, according to the Sacramento Bee. Cantil-Sakauye is one of

  


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After Trans Discussion, Kindergartener
‘Came Home Crying And Shaking So
Afraid She Could Turn Into A Boy’
The Federalist, by Joy Pullmann    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 1:48:17 PM     Post Reply
Angry parents stampeded a California charter school board meeting Monday after a teacher read her kindergarten class picture books about transgenderism to affirm a gender dysphoric classmate. During the class, parents say, the gender dysphoric boy also switched clothes to look more like a girl in a “gender reveal.” Parents were not notified beforehand of the discussion or the classmate’s psychological condition, and learned about it when their confused kindergarteners arrived home from school that day. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or

Not such a ´dump´ any more! New photographs
reveal shiny new Oval Office and Roosevelt Room
after $3.4m renovations are completed on White House
Daily Mail [UK], by James Wilkinson    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 8/23/2017 1:20:57 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump reportedly called the White House ´a real dump´ this summer - that´s a claim he later denied, but either way he´d be hard pressed to make such a remark now that a two-week-long renovation has wrapped up. As seen in these photos, the exterior of the building, along with the Oval Office, Roosevelt Room and other areas of the West Wing have been given an overhaul. But the real work went on beneath the building´s floors and in its walls, as the ailing HVAC system was replaced, the heating system upgraded and IT infrastructure given a boost.`

UN condemns Donald Trump for
not ´unequivocally rejecting racist
violent events´ in Charlottesville
Independent [UK], by Samuel Osborne    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 1:05:19 PM     Post Reply
The United Nations has criticised Donald Trump for failing to "unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville" and throughout the US. “There should be no place in the world for racist white supremacist ideas or any similar ideologies that reject the core human rights principles of human dignity and equality," the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said. While the committee´s statement stopped short of criticising the US President by name, it said it was calling on the US Government, as well as high-level politicians and public officials, “to address the root

Exclusive: U.S. to withhold up
to $290 million in Egypt aid
Reuters, by Arshad Mohammed and Warren Strobel    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/23/2017 12:48:57 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as well as frustration with Cairo´s stance on civil liberties, notably a new law that regulates non-governmental organizations that is widely seen as part a growing crackdown on dissent, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. U.S. officials were especially unhappy that Egyptian President Abdel

ESPN Exec on Robert Lee Controversy:
‘No Biggie Until Someone Leaked it
to Embarrass Us and Him’
Mediaite, by Joe DePaolo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/23/2017 12:48:31 PM     Post Reply
ESPN is now in full blown damage control mode over what would seem to be one of the more ridiculous self-made controversies in recent times — the decision to pull a broadcaster from a University of Virginia football game telecast because his name happens to be Robert Lee. With cable news and social media reaction nearly universal in their criticism of ESPN, the Worldwide Leader is looking to calm the outcry from those on the left and the right over the decision. In an email sent to Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali, an unnamed ESPN executive tried to downplay the controversy. “This

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