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  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders 'determined' to solve Irish border issue

    12/11/2018 11:13:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 December 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" among EU leaders to solve the Irish border problem preventing MPs from backing her deal. She was speaking after meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The prime minister says there can be no EU withdrawal deal without a backstop plan for the Irish border. But she said she was seeking guarantees that it would be "only temporary" to address the concerns of her own MPs.
  • Memo: FBI recommended Michael Flynn not have lawyer present during interview, did not warn of false

    12/11/2018 11:11:57 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/11/2017 | byron york
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau's interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 — the interview that ultimately led to Flynn's guilty plea on one count of making false statements — suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents. In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was "relaxed" during the session. The new...
  • Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss The Girl’

    12/11/2018 11:00:57 PM PST · by tom h · 18 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Noa Wollstein
    [T]he song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual ... The premise ... is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent... Lyrics such as ... “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent... The song launches...
  • The Mysterious Body Count of UFOLOGY and the Darker Side of Conspiracy Research

    12/11/2018 10:58:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies
    Paranoia Magazine ^ | 4DEC18 | Olav Phillips
    It is said there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. It is a conundrum all people face as we move through life. We are born, we live and inevitably we perish. Some people die of old age, maybe an accident, or in some cases we die by our own hand for whatever reason. Mortality as that certainty which propel many to achieve, knowing they only have a limit time on this here mortal coil. For others that drive to achieve something eventually costs them their lives.For many years there has been a darker side to ufology and conspiracy...
  • Nokian opens North American headquarters in Nashville (More than 400 jobs in Tennessee)

    12/11/2018 10:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Rubber & Plastics News ^ | December 11, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. As many as 30 employees will work from the renovated facility, which has around 6,000 square feet of space and features an open-concept work environment. Several employees chose to move to Nashville, while others remain at the Finnish tire maker's previous North American headquarters in Colchester, Vt., which continues to serve as an office and distribution warehouse. Mark Earl, senior vice president, Americas, said employees have received a "warm welcome" in the Volunteer state. "We are...
  • Virgin Galactic to attempt flight to space this week

    12/11/2018 9:53:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    SpaceNews.com ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jeff Foust —
    The statement didn’t specify what it meant by “space altitude,” but company officials have previously said they were using the altitude of 50 miles, or approximately 80 kilometers, used by NASA and the U.S. Air Force for awarding astronaut wings. “For Virgin Galactic, the major milestone that we perceive is the altitude at which NASA and Air Force folks get their astronaut wings, which is 50 miles,” George Whitesides, chief executive of Virgin Galactic, said last month. “For us and our customers, I think we’ll be focused on 50 miles, at least at the start.” That is below the 100-kilometer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-18, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2018 9:46:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2018 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,and they shall be his people,and he will dwell among you,and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,and he will again choose Jerusalem.Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling. or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab...
  • What will Happen If the Government Shuts Down?

    12/11/2018 9:26:26 PM PST · by hapnHal · 27 replies
    11 Dec 18 | hapnHAL
    Congress and Trump previously approved funding bills for three quarters of the $1.2 trillion in operating expenses for federal agencies. As a result, only some agencies would be closed when funding runs out after Dec. 21, and even in those essential employees would still report to work. Among those facing a partial shutdown are the Homeland Security Department, though many of the agency’s law enforcement agents will remain on the job because they’re considered essential. National parks would remain open but most employees who maintain them would be sent home. The Securities and Exchange Commission would halt new investigations except...
  • Trump says military to build border wall if Congress refuses... (Drudgereport title)

    12/11/2018 9:18:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 17 replies
    AP News ^ | Today | MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY
    Title at original website: Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. (Please see link for full article.)
  • The amazing Belgian Malinois!!! Dog

    12/11/2018 9:06:11 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 June, 2018 | maddukuri nani
    A compilation of videos of Belgian Malinois in action. Pretty amazing.
  • ‘Macron the LAB MOUSE!’ Salvini MOCKS French president over Paris riots

    12/11/2018 8:19:04 PM PST · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    Express ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | ROMINA MCGUINNESS
    ITALY’S Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of keeping the power from the people and in the hands of the elite, less than 24 hours after he said the young centrist was to blame for the “yellow vest” protests that have unnerved Paris. The young centrist is struggling to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked his administration to its core, and forced him to scrap a planned carbon tax and up salaries. Mr Salvini, head of the far-right League party, has repeatedly locked horns with Mr Macron over immigration policy, and has...
  • Williams-Sonoma to open Mississippi furniture factory, hire 350 employees

    12/11/2018 7:56:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | December 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    JACKSON, Miss. — A home goods retailer is expanding its furniture manufacturing to Mississippi, with plans to hire 350 people. San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced Thursday that it will open a factory making upholstered furniture in Baldwyn, Mississippi, starting production in January. The company, which sells furniture under the Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home brands, also has factories in Claremont, North Carolina, and City of Industry, California....
  • Gilets jaunes protests continue despite Macron concessions

    12/11/2018 7:33:48 PM PST · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    the guardian ^ | Angelique Chrisafis
    Protests and road barricades at roundabouts and toll-booths across France have continued, as many gilets jaunes demonstrators said concessions made by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, were not enough to calm their anger and sense of social injustice. Anti-government demonstrators have called for further demonstrations in Paris on Saturday, after four weekends of protests saw rioting in the French capital and other cities and plunged France’s centrist president into his worst crisis in office. Macron gave a prerecorded televised speech on Monday watched by more than 23 million people in which he announced major steps to address concerns that people...
  • 8 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely to Change.

    12/11/2018 7:32:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    They make beds in inns across the country. They pick oranges in Florida, strawberries in California and vegetables in Ohio. And they have built new subdivisions in Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte. For years, policymakers have talked about shutting off the influx of undocumented workers. But the economy has grown to rely on them. Ending illegal immigration, say many of those who have studied the issue, could mean that American workers would lose their jobs, companies would close and the economy would contract.
  • Exclusive: Trump says he is looking at 10 or 12 candidates for chief of staff job

    12/11/2018 7:32:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    R ^ | December 11, 2018 | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    "I have at least 10, 12 - 12 people that want it badly. I'm making a decision. Great people," he said. "I could do it immediately. I'm in no rush. A lot of people want it." Trump said one candidate, North Carolina Republican Representative Mark Meadows, "is a great guy," as is former campaign adviser Dave Bossie, who is also on the list - "friend of mine." But he gave no indication who he was leaning toward. "Everybody wants it. Who doesn't want to be one of the top few people in Washington, D.C.," Trump said, gesturing to the three...
  • Gospel of John Chapt. 4

    12/11/2018 7:22:12 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    King James Bible Online
    1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4 And he must needs go through Samaria. 5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh...
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 100

    12/11/2018 7:18:29 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 11 Dec 2018 | Kirk Kolbo
    Arrested three months before the defeat of Hitler’s Germany, his first reaction was like that of the millions he would later write about: “Me? What for?” A decorated captain of an artillery battery that had fought its way deep into East Prussia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was at the time a committed Marxist-Leninist. He even fantasized he was being whisked to a meeting with Stalin. In fact, military censors had read his letter exchanges with a boyhood friend, also in the army, in which they criticized Stalin (“the mustachioed one”) for having deviated from the path laid down by Lenin. It was...
  • Disgrace: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Gold Star Father John Kelly as a Coward

    12/11/2018 7:11:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Woke 29-year-old Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday. Why? She wants him to apologize to Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson for supposedly "lying" about her to reporters. John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her. He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength - it’s cowardice. https://t.co/BA40Hgofvk— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018 "Cowardice." Quite a big word to use against a four-star Marine Corps general whose son was killed in Afghanistan.Wilson's spat with Kelly came last...
  • Trump rolls back wetlands protections What it means for California farmers, developers

    12/11/2018 7:07:50 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 11, 2018 | Dale Kasler Kate Irby
    It all started when California farmer John Duarte plowed a wheat field in Tehama County, about two hours north of Sacramento, and wound up paying a $1.1 million fine to the federal government for his efforts.