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  • Unemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock

    07/31/2020 5:46:04 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Enhanced unemployment benefits are set to expire as congressional negotiators are deadlocked over a coronavirus relief deal. The additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance that Congress provided in late March will sunset on Friday at midnight, dealing a significant financial blow to millions of jobless Americans amid a weakening labor market. Lawmakers had hoped the deadline, which was known for months, would result in the kind of eleventh-hour agreement that was once commonplace in Washington. But in a sign of how far apart negotiators are, the Senate left town for the week on Thursday, ensuring Congress will careen over...
  • Twitter Takedown Targets QAnon Accounts

    07/22/2020 5:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | By Kate Conger July 21, 2020
    The company permanently suspended thousands of accounts associated with the fringe conspiracy theory movement. Facebook was said to be preparing to take similar action. OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said Tuesday evening that it had removed thousands of accounts that spread messages about the conspiracy theories known as QAnon, saying their messages could lead to harm and violated Twitter policy. Twitter said it would also block trends related to the loose network of QAnon conspiracy theories from appearing in its trending topics and search, and would not allow users to post links affiliated with the theories on its platform. It was...
  • Covid-19 claims two more death row inmates at San Quentin

    07/03/2020 10:49:08 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 42 replies
    SFgate ^ | July 3, 2020 | Bay City News Service
    Two San Quentin Prison death row inmates died Friday from what appear to be complications related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. There have been at least three death row inmates at the prison who have died of the virus since June 24. Scott Thomas Erskine, 57, had been on California's death row since 2004, and Manuel Machado Alvarez, 59, had been on death row since 1989, both died on July 3, 2020, at outside hospitals. A third death row inmate at San Quentin, Richard Stitely, 71, died June 24...
  • It's time to make Fun of all those Mask Wearers.

    04/25/2020 9:25:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 191 replies
    4/25/2020 | me
    This Crap has gone on long enough!
  • GOP gubernatorial candidate sues Inslee over stay-home order

    04/22/2020 3:18:40 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 5 replies ^ | 4/22/20 | KOMO News Staff
    A Republican candidate for governor has sued Gov. Jay Inslee in federal court, claiming that Inslee's statewide stay-home ban amid the pandemic is a clear violation of First Amendment rights guaranteeing freedom of speech and religion. The candidate, Joshua Freed, filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court. It seeks a restraining order or injunction that would prohibit the enforcement of Inslee's order against religious gatherings. The suit also seeks a judgment from the court declaring that Inslee's order violates the U.S. Constitution's free speech, right to assemble and due process clauses. According to the lawsuit, Inslee's stay-home order carves...
  • Donald Trump Announces Hold On World Health Organization Funding (WHO)

    04/07/2020 5:19:00 PM PDT · by blam · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-7-2020 | Charlie XSpeirling
    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday at the White House that he would put a hold on funding to the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus crisis. “They were wrong about a lot of things,” Trump said. The president noted that the World Health Organization receives more from the United States than any other country, and would require accounting for their failure to properly alarm the world about the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to look into the World Health Organization because they really called it wrong,” Trump said. “They missed the call, they could have called it months earlier, they would...
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential campaign

    03/19/2020 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Coronal · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 19, 2020 | Beatrice Peterson
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced the end to her campaign following continued low placement in national polls, a weak finish during Super Tuesday and subsequent contests and failing to meet the thresholds to participate in the most recent series of Democratic National Committee sponsored debates. The Hawaii congresswoman announced her bid in January 2019. By the time of her departure from the race, the once diverse field of candidates dwindled leaving Gabbard the last person of color, veteran and millennial seeking a bid for the White House.
  • HUGE! AG Bill Barr Calls Out George Soros For Subverting Legal System and Causing “Increase in Violent Crime and More Victims” Through Targeting District Attorney Races

    12/21/2019 3:43:14 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 156 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 21, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    US Attorney General Bill Barr spoke with Martha MacCallum on FOX News. Bill Barr called out George Soros for subverting the legal system in the US and creating more crime and violence.
  • US Space Command to launch amid Trump push for military's 'Space Force'

    08/29/2019 3:45:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/28/19 | Thomas Barrabi
    The Trump administration Opens a New Window. is set to launch the U.S. Space Command on Thursday, a key step as military Opens a New Window. officials work to establish a proposed sixth branch of the military known as the Space Force. U.S. Air Force Gen. John Raymond will serve as the first head of Space Command (SPACECOM). At launch, Raymond will lead 87 active units handling operations such as missile warning, satellite surveillance, space control and space support, Gen. Joseph Dunford said at a meeting of the National Space Council earlier this month. "The United States Space Force will...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Indictment Unsealed - LIVE COVERAGE

    07/08/2019 4:58:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    Join us for LIVE COVERAGE as the indictment against Jeffrey Epstein is unsealed, revealing the new criminal charges against the wealthy financier. Epstein was arrested in New York on Saturday, and reportedly is facing charges of sexual trafficking involving minors. Epstein was also charged in 2007 with a number of crimes involving minors, but avoided significant punishment by making a lenient agreement with federal prosecutors that many have called a sweetheart deal. The new indictment against him will be unsealed at 9am ET, revealing details about what crimes he is now being charged with. In this interactive live stream, host...
  • Court to unseal up to 2,000 pages of Jeffrey Epstein-related documents

    07/04/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/03/19 | JULIE K. BROWN
    A New York federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the unsealing of up to 2,000 pages of judicial documents that are expected to show evidence relating to whether New York financier Jeffrey Epstein and his partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, were recruiting underage girls and young women as part of an international sex trafficking operation. The decision comes two days after the Miami Herald urged the court to issue a ruling in the civil case in the wake of last week’s Justice Department announcement in the federal criminal case that it would not void Epstein’s controversial 2008 non-prosecution agreement. Using others as...
  • US calls to dismantle UNRWA

    05/22/2019 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Embedded Video, no link to You Tube. The United States called Wednesday for dismantling UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian Arab refugees and NGOs. "The UNRWA model has failed the Palestinian people," Greenblatt told the council. Last year, President Donald Trump's administration cut all funding to UNRWA, arguing that it was flawed as Washington pressed ahead with work on...
  • U.S. Bugging Out Of Iraq?

    05/15/2019 8:25:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Well… not exactly. Or at least not entirely. But the State Department has ordered all non-essential personnel to leave the country. It’s a move unusual enough to lead to questions and it almost certainly has to do with the deteriorating situation with Iran. (NPR) The State Department has ordered all “non-emergency” U.S. government employees to leave Iraq right away.The travel advisory specifically orders the departure of employees at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil, noting that “normal visa services will be temporarily suspended at both posts.”It was not immediately clear what led to the order on...
  • Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

    03/11/2019 8:22:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-11-2019 | Julie Brown
    A federal court of appeals in New York on Monday took the first step in unsealing documents that could reveal evidence of an international sex trafficking operation allegedly run by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his former partner, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave the parties until March 19 to establish good cause as to why they should remain sealed and, failing to do so, the summary judgment and supporting documents will be made public. The court reserved a ruling on the balance of the documents in the civil...
  • Reddit bans Qanon subreddits after months of violent threats

    09/12/2018 3:55:24 PM PDT · by tkocur · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep.12.2018 | Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
    Reddit banned its largest community focused on the fringe conspiracy theory Qanon on Wednesday, claiming the subreddit was cut off “due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy.” The community, called /r/GreatAwakening, had more than 71,000 subscribers making over 10,000 comments on average per day before it was banned. A backup subreddit, /r/the_greatawakening, was also banned, along with 17 other Qanon focused communities, including r/BiblicalQ and r/Quincels. The subreddit, which is a term for the common interest groups that make up Reddit, has been host to a stream of violent threats based on the conspiracy theory —...
  • Bible prophecy FULFILLED as first ‘red heifer born in 2,000 YEARS' signalling END OF DAYS

    09/07/2018 10:42:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 125 replies
    The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”. Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism. The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah. While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day. Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, hailed the red...
  • US adds to sanctions against Russia

    08/22/2018 12:08:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies ^ | August 22, 2018 | Associated Press
    The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making the world more dangerous. The Treasury Department announced two new actions against Russian targets: blacklisting two companies and two individuals suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks; and against two Russian shipping companies suspected of transferring petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. While President Donald Trump has sought closer ties...
  • Twitter Permanently BANS Gavin McInnes and the Official Proud Boys Account

    08/10/2018 5:03:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/10/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Twitter has banned both the official verified account for the Proud Boys and the account belonging to their founder, comedian and CRTV host Gavin McInnes. Twitter also banned the accounts belonging to The Proud Boys Girls and Kyle Chapman, who is better known online as Based Stickman.The suspensions are permanent, though no reason was provided. All of the accounts appear to have been banned at the same time.The account holders were all warned that if they attempt to create new accounts, those will also be banned.“This is all a coordinated attack to prevent Trump from getting re-elected. It’s pointless however...
  • Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    07/23/2018 12:07:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 18 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. During the daily press briefing, Sanders told reporters that the president was considering taking away clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Director of National Security Michael Hayden (who worked under President George W. Bush).
  • Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

    05/15/2018 6:41:08 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 43 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 5/15/18 | Alex Kantrowitz
    On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change to the way its conversations will work, evaluating not just the content of individual tweets, but the way users behave more broadly on the service. Twitter will now use thousands of behavioral signals when filtering search, replies, and algorithmic recommendations. If it believes you are trying to game its system, or simply acting like a jerk, it will push your tweets lower down. It’s the biggest update so far in the company’s push to create healthier conversations, an initiative announced by its CEO Jack Dorsey in March. Among the signals Twitter will use:...