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  • Goldman Sachs to face criminal charges in multibillion-dollar fraud scheme

    12/17/2018 5:02:59 AM PST · by conservative98
    NY Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | AP
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government is seeking several billion dollars in fines from Goldman Sachs for breaches of securities laws that involved it making false and misleading statements to investors. He said his office will seek prison sentences of up to 10 years for the former Goldman executives, Roger Ng Chong Hwa and Tim Leissner, who is married to model Kimora Lee Simmons.
  • Iran says general fatally shot himself by accident

    12/17/2018 4:55:02 AM PST · by billorites · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 17, 2018
    TEHRAN, Iran – The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to the Sunday report. The report added that Mansouri was veteran of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war and a "defender of the shrine," a reference to Iranians who fight against the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria and Iraq. Since 2014, Mansouri was a regional commander of the Guard's ground forces in the northeastern city...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    12/17/2018 4:39:16 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 12/17/2018 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we have It's Hard To Say For Sure by Tommy Alverson. The tune iis on his 2010 CD Texas One More Time. Ranch Radio also has his great tune Cowboy Mardi Gras  THE WESTERNER
  • Why is Mueller Afraid to Produce the Original Flynn 302 Form?

    12/17/2018 4:38:57 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Why is Robert Mueller so desperate to keep the original Flynn 302 hidden?: Andy McCarthy, who teams with Victor Davis Hanson as the only two writers worth reading anymore at The National Review, has a piece out this morning in which he asks the single most key point in the effort to frame General Mike Flynn: Where is the FBI’s 302 form from his January 24, 2017 “interview” with Peter Strzok and another agent? In their most recent court filing submitted on Friday, Mueller and his team did present a “302” form...
  • Iran: Security forces raided the home of More than a Dozens of steelworkers in Ahvaz

    12/17/2018 4:05:31 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 9 replies
    Iran News Wire ^ | Dec 17,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Authorities raided the homes of dozens of protesting National Steel Group workers. Iranian regime security forces have been raiding the homes of these workers since midnight & arrests continue to noon on Monday. This raid led to the arrest of at least 11 workers until now. According to Iran News Wire, the raid was carried out without any arrest warrant, the arrested workers were transferred to unknown location. National Steel Group employees rallied for the 38th day, protesting delayed paychecks & demanding the release of jailed colleagues. the agents did not succeed in arresting more workers, because they were not...
  • Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

    12/17/2018 4:04:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    MSN/ AP ^ | December 17, 2018
    NEW YORK — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation," plucked by Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday's announcement that "justice" consistently bubbled into the top 20 or 30 lookups on the company's website, spiking at times due to specific events but also skating close to the surface for much of the year. While it's one of those...
  • Today's Toons 12/17/18

    12/17/2018 3:44:33 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 12/17/18 | pookie18
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  • The Consequences of the #MeToo Movement

    12/17/2018 3:26:05 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 17DEC18 | Editorial staff
    Five months before the Kavanaugh nomination hearings, the following (concerning the #MeToo movement) was posted anonymously on LinkedIn. It was posted on June 10th, and within 72 hours it was taken down. Now, not even the Wayback Machine has a record of it. Welcome to modern Internet censorship. The article reads as truth. Fundamentally, the #MeToo movement might just be undoing all of the damage that Affirmative Action and HR Harassment Firings have done to men’s ability to work over the last forty years. Perhaps the pendulum of political correctness is starting to swing in the other direction. Perhaps, one...
  • Train Cop Prank in NYC

    12/17/2018 2:15:03 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    YT ^ | Published on Dec 10, 2018 | Wavey. P
    This funny video is a young Hispanic guy, clowning around, acting as a NYC Transit cop. Some Christmas cheer!
  • China trade steps seen as good start but leave core US demands untouched

    12/17/2018 1:27:50 AM PST · by cba123 · 2 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 17 December, 2018
    The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does business. Read more at
  • Men At War

    12/17/2018 1:02:41 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | 17 December 2018 | Geoff Fox
    The senselessness that sometimes overtakes men at war. Certainly not all the time. Lest We Forget.
  • EU tells Turkey to forgo move in Syria

    12/17/2018 12:45:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    The Japan News (from AFP) ^ | 7:15 pm, December 16, 2018 | BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji)
    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Saturday asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. “The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern,” Federica Mogherini said in a statement. “We share the goal of ending violence, defeating terrorism and promoting stability in Syria and the wider region. We expect the Turkish authorities therefore to refrain from any unilateral action likely to undermine the efforts of the Counter-Daesh Coalition or to risk further instability in...
  • Pardon Everyone (Except That Rat Cohen)

    12/16/2018 11:40:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Let’s stop pretending that America in 2018 has a “justice system.” It’s not a justice system. It’s a set of elite institutions that swing the law like a sledgehammer to crush threats to the ruling class’s monopoly on power. You know, threats like the people we elect to represent our interests against the elite. And we are under no moral obligation to pretend it is anything else. This painful to admit it, but we need to grow up. There are two sets of law in America today, meaning there is no rule of law in America today. Oh, there are...
  • Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus ft. Sean Ono Lennon: (Happy Xmas) War Is Over (Live) - SNL

    12/16/2018 11:28:47 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 34 replies
    SNL, youtube ^ | 12/17/18
    I never thought that I would say this in my life, but Miley has surpassed Yoko in fingernails on a blackboard, dogs barking in pain, in a performance.
  • Trudeau says Conservatives are ‘fearmongering,’ ‘spreading falsehoods’ on immigration......

    12/16/2018 11:19:09 PM PST · by caww · 22 replies
    globalnews. ^ | 12/16/2018 | Teresa Wright
    Undermining Canadians' 'faith' in immigration is 'dangerous' says Trudeau. During a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau said he believes a broad Canadian consensus holds that 'immigration is good for the country', in the face of growing opposition to it in other places. “The decision that the Conservatives have taken recently to, for example, go after the global compact on migration in a way that is deliberately and knowingly spreading falsehoods for short-term political gain and to drum up anxiety around immigration is irresponsible, is not the way we should be moving forward in a thoughtful way on one...
  • Dick’s Embracing Of The Left’s Gun Control Blather Was A BAD Move – Massive Shutdowns Coming

    12/16/2018 11:06:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/16/18 | Wes Walker
    Dicks serves as another warning for why people have been saying ‘Get Woke Go Broke’. Ever since going political, their sales have been kind of … limp. Just as the now-infamous school shooting in Florida was beginning its transition from “Horrific Crime against the Defenseless” to “Vehicle of the Left’s Political Agenda” Dick’s Sporting Goods made a decision. Dick’s Sporting Goods made the decision to blame the tool rather than the killer or the many layers of protection that WOULD have disqualified the young killer from owning firearms in the first place. Did kissing the activists’ ring help or hurt...
  • Delaware boy named Joshua Trump asks school to change his last name following bullying claims

    12/16/2018 10:56:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz |
    An 11-year-old Delaware boy with the last name Trump will be addressed by a different name in school going forward after his name led to constant teasing, according to a report. Joshua Trump has no family ties to the sitting U.S. president but their shared surname has caused trouble for the boy, his parents told WPVI. “He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the fact that his last name was Trump,” his father, Bobby Berto, told the outlet. His mother, Megan Trump, claimed her son was being verbally harassed. "They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call...
  • Three Sex Offenders Arrested 'in Single Day' After Crossing Texas Border...

    12/16/2018 10:26:18 PM PST · by caww · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/15/2018 | Bob Price
    Two of the criminal aliens had convictions for sexual offenses against children — the third for sexual battery. Border Patrol agents came upon a 'Mexican national' on Thursday after he illegally crossed the border near Hidalgo, Texas...The investigation revealed the man has a previous conviction from a court in DeKalb County, Georgia for 'sexual exploitation of children.' Agents patrolling near the border town of Mission, Texas, later that day encountered a 'Salvadoran man' who illegally crossed the border. A records check revealed that a Texas court in Fredricksburg convicted the Salvadoran national 'for sexual battery' and sentenced him to 12...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 12-17-18 {Prayer}

    12/16/2018 10:18:34 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    12-17-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. (Isaiah 40:31) They that Wait Upon the LORD Shall Renew their Strength; They Shall...
  • One of Mexico's most active volcanoes roars to life with two spectacular eruptions

    12/16/2018 9:55:06 PM PST · by Paul R. · 60 replies
    Global News (You Tube) ^ | 12/16/2018 | Global News
    Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano lit up the sky with a large flash from an eruption on Saturday night. The volcano spewed ash and smoke into the night sky. On Sunday morning eruption, a second eruption followed.