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  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan's anti-Trump comments did 'damage' to intel community, Mullen says

    08/19/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies ^ | Gregg Re
    Former CIA Director John Brennan risked damaging the intelligence community with his anti-Trump comments, retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told "Fox News Sunday." Mullen's comments came as several former intelligence officials appeared on Sunday talk shows, including Brennan -- who floated the possibility of taking legal action against the president. "I think John's an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community -- which is...
  • How could a refugee from Iraq with ties to ISIS slip through to U.S.?

    08/19/2018 1:01:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 19, 2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    When he applied for refugee status in the United States, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen told officials he was fleeing persecution in his native Iraq. He was cleared by federal officials to immigrate in 2014 and eventually settled in Sacramento, where he worked as an auto mechanic to make ends meet. But authorities say Ameen’s dramatic arrest Wednesday revealed an uglier truth: He was the persecutor.
  • FACT CHECK: Does The US Have The Most Military Satellites In Space?

    08/19/2018 12:53:04 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/18/2018 | Emily Larson
    Vice President Mike Pence said that the U.S. has more military satellites than any other country. Verdict: True The U.S. has 166 military satellites, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Russia and China have the next largest constellations at 89 and 84 military satellites, respectively.
  • Trump Is 'a Phenomenon That Foreign Countries Haven’t Seen'

    08/19/2018 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Irwin Stelzer
    Veni, vidi, vici. That’s what Trump would have tweeted en route to a weekend of golf at his courses in Scotland had he not forgotten his high school Latin. Traditional diplomat Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says “The president treated the NATO allies almost with contempt.” Delete “almost” and Burns has it right. But the tone of Trump’s tweets and comments are best understood as the exasperation of this American president who wants to succeed where his predecessors failed—ending that part of the post-World War II settlement that disadvantages America. And if that means abandoning traditional diplomacy in...
  • Is It Fitting for Calvinists to Adopt the Theology of a Man, and One Who Murdered Servetus?

    08/19/2018 12:48:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | May 2009 | R.C. Sproul
    As my friend Doug Phillips has pointed out, this year has brought, in the providence of God, a strange confluence of anniversaries. The two men who have had the greatest impact on these United States may well be, on the one hand, Charles Darwin, and on the other John Calvin. Darwin was born two hundred years ago this year, Calvin five hundred years ago. Our perspective on each of these men will serve as a potent bell-weather for our perspectives on a whole host of issues. In the culture wars most of our enemies will celebrate the birth of Darwin...
  • "A Study in Sapphire" - original progressive rock, by Yours Truly

    08/19/2018 12:24:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 8/19/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    No British nobility were harmed in the making of this video. For a free download of "A Study in Sapphire" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Canadian Robert Wickens in hospital after IndyCar crash at Pocono

    08/19/2018 12:22:44 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 15 replies
    The Star ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Associated Press Sun
    LONG POND, PA.—Canadian rookie Robert Wickens went soaring into the fence at Pocono Raceway in a scary wreck that brought Sunday’s IndyCar race to a halt. Wickens connected with Ryan Hunter-Reay and shot into a 360-degree spin into the fence. The fence was destroyed and parts of Wickens’ Honda scattered over the track. Wickens was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Hunter-Reay, Canadian James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato were among the drivers involved in the wreck. Hinchcliffe seemed to be in pain, grabbing his wrists as he slowly left his car. What an awful crash. My thoughts and prayers...
  • Man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital has an arrest warrant in Mexico

    08/19/2018 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Amir Vera, Artemis Moshtaghian and Mariano Castillo
    Joel Arrona was heading to a San Bernardino, California, hospital with his pregnant wife for a planned cesarean section when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him, forcing his pregnant wife to complete the journey and deliver the baby without him. Arrona, 35, is "a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States" and has an outstanding warrant for homicide charges in Mexico, ICE said in a statement.
  • SOROS booted from ANOTHER country: POLAND Deports Top Soros Organizer and Agitator back to Ukraine

    08/19/2018 12:16:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 19 August 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Poland strikes back — fresh on the heels Of Hungary throwing Soros out of that country, too. The great defenders of individual freedom and liberty are coming from countries that have lived under boot of totalitarianism and oppression They know what freedom is and they know what it is to lose it. Nazi collaborator and woman-beater George Soros has financed election rigging, the hijrah into Europe, Antifa, quislings in the EU, open borders, mass migration, ‘Palestinianism’, anti-Israel groups, anti-Americanism, funding jihad murderers legal expense, the boycott of Israel, anti-Trump groups, violent Berkeley rioters, et al — every evil group...
  • Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms [North Kansas City]

    08/19/2018 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 1:45 PM EDT
    A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at Rising Hill Elementary and Northview Elementary in the North Kansas City School District two new elementary schools are enclosed with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors, the Kansas City Star reported. The restrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink. Both male and female symbols adorn the same sign on the wall outside the bathrooms. The elementary schools opened...
  • Demand For Concealed Carry Permits Is Skyrocketing

    08/19/2018 12:08:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 8/19/2018 | Molly Prince
    The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year. Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards. The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped...
  • Penn. Perp Sustains MINUTES of Tasering & Full Mag Dumps, DRIVES OFF..?

    08/19/2018 12:01:17 PM PDT · by gaijin · 19 replies
    Nov. 17 Northampton, Penn. Pennsylvannia State Troopers pull over an urban suspect for suspicion of DUI, get into a massive brawl. Apparently the man is a paranoid schizophrenic. The perp seems to take over A FULL MINUTE of non-stop tasering, impeded from fighting only at first. Both cops seem to perform a full mag dump on the guy. HE DRIVES AWAY...! (full video of the brawl and gunfight at above source link) ...???
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Shares Letter Sent to Coldplay for ‘Yellow’ Permission

    08/19/2018 11:59:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 19, 2018 | Ilana Kaplan
    Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shared the note he sent Coldplay requesting the licensing rights for their 2000 hit “Yellow.” Coldplay initially rejected Chu’s request, and the film’s studio Warner Bros. remained concerned that the song’s title and placement in the romantic comedy would be problematic (yellow is a derogatory term against Asians), but Chu wanted to use the song to reclaim the word. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.” But Chu didn’t give up. Instead he wrote a...
  • Kamala Harris prepares for moment in the spotlight

    08/19/2018 11:56:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/19/2018 | Reid Wilson
    When Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings next month, he will face a united front of Democratic opposition. He may face no more blistering set of questions than those posed by the senator who sits all the way to the left of the dais, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). ADVERTISEMENT A year and a half into her first term in office, the Judiciary Committee’s most junior member is already seen as a potential presidential front-runner. She has used her perch to insert herself into the debate over major national issues like President Trump’s decision to...
  • How Did John Brennan Ever Get A Security Clearance?

    08/19/2018 11:56:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump had every reason to revoke Ex-CIA John Brennan’s security clearance. It should have been done a long time ago, considering his past testimony in which he stated “no evidence of Russian collusion.” The MSM is having a field day with this latest action by President Trump, and, of course, John Brennan is pouting like a spoiled little boy. He got caught by the President of the United States one too many times with the botched Russian collusion story. Lest he forget he is a CIA Director no more, but Donald Trump is the sitting President of the United...
  • How to Fix the Intelligence Community

    08/19/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 12, 2018 | By Michael Ledeen
    Victor Davis Hanson, as he so often does, gives us an excellent and concise bird’s-eye view of where we stand with the intelligence community: [T]hose who are warning of Russian collusion efforts to warp an election now work for agencies that in the recent past were doing precisely what they now rightly accuse the Russians of doing. The damage that Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and others have done to the reputations of the agencies they ran will live on well after their tenures are over. For once, I think he underestimates the duration and intensity of the rottenness. It isn’t just...
  • Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

    08/19/2018 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 12:47 PM EDT | Jill Colvin and Lolita C. Baldor
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Brennan said he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in the wake of Trump’s move to revoke his clearance and threaten nine others who have been critical of the president or are connected to the Russia probe. “If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going...
  • Caelestiventus hanseni: Newly-Discovered Triassic Pterosaur Lived in Harsh Desert

    08/19/2018 11:53:24 AM PDT · by ETL · 3 replies ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Natali Anderson
    Pterosaurs were giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs. Soaring on skin wings supported by a single huge finger, they were the largest animals ever to take wing. Originating in the Late Triassic epoch (around 215 million years ago), they thrived to the end of the Cretaceous period (66 million years ago).Triassic pterosaurs are extraordinarily rare and are known exclusively from marine deposits in the Alps (Italy, Austria and Switzerland), except for Arcticodactylus cromptonellus from fluvial deposits in Greenland.The new Triassic pterosaur is from the Saints & Sinners Quarry near Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.Named Caelestiventus...
  • Brennan threatens to sue President Trump after being stripped of clearance

    08/19/2018 11:51:45 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 62 replies
    NBC security analyst and former CIA director John Brennan is doubling down on a threat to sue President Trump after the outspoken former Obama official was stripped of his security clearance. Brennan appeared Friday night on MSNBC and told Rachel Maddow he is exploring litigation against the president. This follows Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) saying Trump stripping Brennan of his security clearance is illegal. “As you can imagine, a number of lawyers reached out to say that there is a very strong case here, not so much to reclaim mine but to prevent this from happening...
  • Director Boots Riley slams Spike Lee for 'made up' BlacKkKlansman - claiming (T)

    08/19/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/19/2018 | Kayla Brantley
    BlackKklansman is based on the story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado detective who infiltrated a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and later wrote a book about the experience. But in the midst of today's Black Lives Matter movement Riley argues that Lee's film changed historical events to portray police officers as heroes fighting racism and claims the real-life Ron Stallworth is the true 'villain'.