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  • Senate may put off most anticipated Russian probe findings

    12/14/2017 8:50:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 10:55 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trumpís campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign tampering. Recommendations on how to counter the threat from attempted election hackers could be the first written product from congressional committees examining Russian interference into the 2016 election that put Trump in the White House. An early bipartisan report could be an attempt to boost confidence in the panelís probe, as lawmakers worry that other issues could be lost if they...
  • Ideas for Improving Life in High Crime Areas

    12/14/2017 8:38:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 13 Dec, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Crime is the base problem for a number of poor urban areas. Wherever you have high crime, you have trouble attracting employers. And without employment options, you end up with poverty, a low tax base to support schools, hopelessness, drug dealing, and the rest. So I thought I would share some ideas for reducing urban crime. The first idea comes from Black Lives Matters out of New York. I canít judge this sort of idea from my suburban home in California, but I share it with you because it belongs in the conversation. There is a small experiment going on...
  • ĎScared and Demoralizedí By Trump - Meryl Streep Met with De Niro to Plot New Movie ĎThe Postí

    12/14/2017 8:36:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Judge
    ‚ÄėThe Post,‚ÄĚ the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is three things: a film about the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the Vietnam War that were leaked to the media in 1971, a film about the press and Donald Trump, and, finally, an indictment¬†about Harvey Weinstein and sexism in Hollywood. According to Streep, who is interviewed on December 14 in the Washington Post, the film is mostly about sexism. Streep says that the new film came from a place of ‚Äúgrievance‚ÄĚ about sexism.¬† ‚ÄúPeople were really scared and demoralized [after Trump was elected],‚ÄĚ Streep told the Post. But...
  • NBC Omits Popular Deductions Staying in GOP Tax Bill, Parrots Dems

    12/14/2017 8:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Congressional Republicans were one step closer to realizing their hopes for tax reform on Thursday as it appeared as though the House and Senate had reconciled nearly all of the legislation. Hearing the recommendations and concerns of the public, the Republicans preserved the current tax code’s deductions for student loans, medical bills, and added a $10,000 cap for state and local taxes. But of the three major network news outlets, NBC was the only one that left them out of their evening broadcast. Instead of reporting what was known to be in the GOP tax reform bill, NBC Nightly News...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-15-17

    12/14/2017 8:33:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 12-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 15, 2017 Friday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,the Holy One of Israel:I, the LORD, your God,teach you what is for your good,and lead you on the way you should go.If you would hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea;Your descendants would be like the sand,and those born of your stock like its grains,Their name never cut offor blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 R. (see John 8:12) Those who...
  • Long Island woman laundered money to ISIS through Bitcoin, prosecutors say

    12/14/2017 8:23:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    A Long Island woman was indicted Thursday after she allegedly laundered more than $85,000 through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies overseas to the Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood, was charged in federal court with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorneyís Office. Shahnaz, between the months of June and July, allegedly used 16 credit cards that were fraudulently obtained to purchase nearly $63,000 in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. She was also allegedly able to obtain a loan from a Manhattan bank for approximately $22,500 in June.
  • Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election

    12/14/2017 8:22:54 PM PST · by KC Burke · 14 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Ballotpedia
    The 8th Congressional District of Arizona is holding a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on April 24, 2018. Primary elections will be held on February 27, 2018. Candidates have until January 10, 2018, to file nominating papers.[1] The election is being held to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who resigned on December 8, 2017, after acknowledging that he had discussed possible surrogacy arrangements with female staffers.[2 ] Democratic Party Democrats Brianna Westbrook[3] Republican Party Republicans Chad Allen[4] Travis Angry[4) Bill Harbeck[4] David Lien[5] Phil Lovas - Former State Representative[6] Steve Montenegro - State Senator[7] Christopher Rippey[4] Jon...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ĎCourageí by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline ďCongress must act on the Ďdreamers,íĒ it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • 12/14/2017 -- Alaska's Cleveland Volcano sends off 20,000 foot high blast(trunc)

    12/14/2017 8:11:14 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | 12/14/2017 | Youtube vlogger Dutchsinse
    Full Title: 12/14/2017 -- Alaska's Cleveland Volcano sends off 20,000 foot high blast -- West Coast be on watch The video at link is 18 minutes 17 seconds in length but the part about Cleveland Volcano begins at the 10:55 mark. An island volcano in the Aleutian Island chain sent ash to a height estimated to be "Flight level 200" (20,000 feet according to the vlogger?).
  • The Warlock Hunt

    12/14/2017 8:11:10 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | Claire Berlinski
    The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men. #Metoo, of course. Women are not going nuts for no reason. We¬íre fed up with feeling prickles down our spine as we walk alone on dimly lit streets. Fed up with thinking, ¬ďIf he feels entitled to send me that message, what might he feel entitled to do to if he knew where I lived?¬Ē Fed up with strangers who smack their lips and murmur obscenities at us. Fed up with thinking, ¬ďNo, I don¬ít want to go...
  • Microsoft Adds SSH Client And Server To Windows 10 (both very beta for now)

    12/14/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    LifeHacker ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Anthony Caruana
    Microsoft has quietly added beta versions of an SSH client and server to the next major update of Windows 10. The SSH client and server will allow admins and developers to securely connect to other systems without needing a third-party app like the popular PuTTY. Over the years we have seen Microsoft transform from a fairly closed company to one that embraces and supports open source software and standards. This move isnít unexpected but is another step in that direction. With OpenSSH baked in, it becomes for developers to create secure connections between systems for transferring data and issuing commands....
  • The Internet is Free Again

    12/14/2017 8:07:38 PM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 9 replies
    WSJ via (Google) ^ | 12/14/2017 | Editorial Board
    By effectively deeming the internet a utility, former chairman Tom Wheeler turned the FCC into a political gatekeeper. The rules prohibited broadband providers from blocking, throttling and favoring content, which Mr. Wheeler ostensibly intended to help large content providers like Google and Netflix gain leverage against cable companies.
  • Chicken Wing Spot Prices Collapse 30% As NFL Protests Take Their Toll

    12/14/2017 8:00:58 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Truth In Our Time ^ | 12-14-2017
    Back in November, shortly after Trump ignited a war with the NFL over player protests of the National Anthem, Papa John's insisted that their sales were getting crushed by a backlash from fans who decided to boycott games (we covered it here: Papa John's Pulls NFL Ads Due To "Negative Consumer Sentiment"). That said, the complaint from Papa John's was seemingly discredited as a convenient excuse for poor earnings the very next day when Pizza Hut said they had seen no impact from the NFL protests. Of course, with all of the noise of seasonality, weather and random accounting games...
  • Australian child abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession, voluntary celibacy for clergy

    12/14/2017 7:47:18 PM PST · by BusterDog · 5 replies
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests who are told of abuse in the confessional, according to a report into institutional child abuse released on Friday.
  • Former CIA Director: With Trump, I Didn't Think Through The Downside Of The Intel

    12/14/2017 7:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CIA Director Michael Morell sat down with Politico‚Äôs Susan Glasser, where he admitted that he and others from the intelligence community didn‚Äôt think through the consequences of them becoming political last year. Last year, Morell wrote an op-ed in The New York Times that endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Within the agency, Morell sharked his way up the halls of the CIA becoming the chief intelligence briefer to President George W. Bush, and then acting director twice. Intelligence analysts serve the country. There is no politics involved in any of their analyses‚ÄĒat least not until Trump was elected....
  • Secret of the Great Pyramid...hidden chamber is set to be revealed by an inflatable robotic blimp...

    12/14/2017 7:38:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, December 14th 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The device enters rooms and chambers through a 3.5 centimetre hole drilled through a wall by researchers outside. It is made up of two robots, a tubular machine equipped with a high definition camera and a probe that explores the structure via a small, inflatable blimp. After the first robot has taken a series of reconnaissance images, the drone is pushed through the drilled hole before inflating itself within the chamber. Packed with an array of sensors and cameras, the remote-controlled device collects data and takes photos or video without causing damage to the fragile building. After it has completed...
  • Top Senate Dem Admitted To Giving His Wife A Black Eye During A 1998 Interview

    12/14/2017 7:37:38 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Chris White
    "Carperís deposition did include an admission that he gave his wife a black eye and spanked the children during the 1981 deposition, according to a report from New Journal. ďI slapped Diane one time,Ē Carper said in the deposition. ďIt was a stupid thing to do and I Ö regret it now. It caused some discoloration of her left eye and some puffiness.Ē"
  • Has North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his top aides?

    12/14/2017 7:32:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 December 2017 | Nicola Smith
    Has North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his top aides? By Nicola Smith 14 December 2017 ē 3:24am One of North Korean leader Kim Jong-unís top aides has disappeared from public life, prompting speculation that he may have been executed. General Hwang Pyong-so was once at the heart of Kimís inner circle within the Workersí Party Central Committee. As a Vice-Marshall he also held the most senior military position after the supreme commander. Before he reportedly fell out of favour Mr Hwang was one of only four people pictured standing next to Kim in state propaganda vaunting the...
  • North Korean WMD Is Not Just Nuclear

    12/14/2017 7:21:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    OpsLens ^ | 11 Dec, 2017 | Bart Marcois
    Kim Jong Un’s obsession with developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching American territory has absorbed the world’s attention for the better part of a year. It also may have diverted the world’s attention from North Korean WMD, or weapons of mass destruction, that are not nuclear. Recent reports have highlighted the dangers posed by the hermit kingdom’s chemical and biological agents. Chemical Weapons: A Murder with a Message In February of this year, the North Korean dictator had his half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, murdered in the Kuala Lumpur airport. Two teams of assassins were standing ready, but it took...
  • Joe Biden Commends Trump Administration's Handling of North Korea

    12/14/2017 7:20:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden offered up some praise for the way the Trump administration is handling North Koreaís nuclear proliferation. During an interview with CBSís Gayle King, who asked if there was anything he believed the Trump administration is doing well, Biden pointed to North Korea. ďI do think they are doing a decent job at the U.N. with regard to North Korea. I think thereís a number of things that are on the cusp of doing good things with,Ē Biden answered. "This is the time to engage and have more diplomacy," he suggested. Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador...