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  • FBI is Withholding Evidence That 'Directly Refutes' Trump-Russia Collusion Claim

    10/16/2018 10:01:23 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 10/15/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A top Republican lawmaker has revealed that the FBI has evidence that "directly refutes" the foundation for Robert Mueller's investigation the Trump Campaign's alleged collusion with Russia. Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said on Sunday that the Bureau is withholding vital information that directly contradicts the evidence that was provided to federal judges on the surveillance court in order to get a FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump and officials working on his election campaign.
  • FBI Has Evidence That ‘Directly Refutes’ Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe, GOP Rep Says

    10/14/2018 3:37:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 10/14/18 | Chuck Ross
    A top Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with evidence that “directly” contracted the bureau’s rationale for opening the Trump-Russia investgation Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News that the evidence related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos The FBI opened its investigation in July 2016 based on intelligence from the Australian government about Papadopoulos Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI failed to provide federal judges on the surveillance court with information that undercut the government’s premise for opening the Trump-Russia probe in 2016. Republicans have suggested in interviews...
  • Dandenong family’s 11-year-old dog stabbed to death in disturbing attack

    10/16/2018 4:38:22 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 10-2-2018 | Rohan Smith
    A VICTORIAN family woke to find their pet dog Buk suffering several stab wounds. Their horror morning got worse when they raced to the car. In the backyard of their Fifth Avenue home about 7.15am the owners discovered the family dog — an 11-year-old Jack Russell cross Maltese named Buk — had been stabbed a number of times. Police say the owners collecting the injured animal and bundled it into the back of the family car in order to transport it the local vet for help. But they quickly realised they were the victims of a cruel twist. Police from...
  • Australian embassy in Israel may be moved to Jerusalem

    10/15/2018 8:14:20 PM PDT · by melsec · 9 replies
    The Guardian (Australia) ^ | Oct 2018 | Michael McGowan, Oliver Holmes
    Australia may follow US president Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Scott Morrison, Australia’s new prime minister, said on Tuesday he was “open to” following the move, describing it as a “sensible” proposal.
  • US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat...

    10/15/2018 8:02:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat dressed like Cookie Monster The U.S. embassy in Australia apologized on Monday after it accidentally sent out a photo of a pajama-clad cat dressed like the Cookie Monster. The embassy in Canberra sent out an email invitation titled “meeting” to an unknown number of recipients, the BBC reported. Attached to the email was a photo of a cat wearing blue pajamas to look like “Sesame Street” character Cookie Monster. The text next to the photo read “cat pyjama-jam.” U.S. mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the...
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Trump's supporters rain down insults, boos and laughter at reporters kept in media pen at Iowa rally

    10/10/2018 10:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2018 | North America correspondent Conor Duffy
    It started badly and then just got weird. Arriving at the mid-America arena in the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, we were drenched in cold rain — part of a front that even brought early snow to nearby Nebraska. Our plan to get the views of flag-clad Donald Trump supporters queuing to see the President literally had cold water poured on it and we ran for the press entrance. No worries — we'll just mingle and find some people to talk to inside, I thought. But, no. When we picked up our press pass we were ordered straight to a...
  • Indonesia orders foreign aid workers helping with tsunami effort to leave

    10/09/2018 10:29:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Kate Lyons
    Foreign aid workers who rallied to the island of Sulawesi after the devastating earthquake and tsunami more than a week ago have been asked to leave the country by the Indonesian government... Clancy said international NGOs had to walk a careful line of not acting paternalistically and taking over aid operations. “There’s pushback against the international community who come flooding in days or weeks later, taking over the response. It’s about taking back that power and saying local organisations have significant capacity.” The Indonesian government, the Indonesian Red Cross and other Indonesian NGOs all have “significant capacity” for providing humanitarian...
  • Aussies At Impasse With France Over New Sub; Japan May Win

    10/08/2018 6:15:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | October 5, 2018 | ROBBIN LAIRD and HARALD MALMGREN
    Japan’s Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine. You don’t often think about France and Australia, unless you really know your history and know that a French explorer arrived in the Antipodes days after the First Fleet arrived from Britain and that much of the vast continent was surveyed by French sailors. But France and Australia may grow much closer, as Breaking D readers know, if they can sign a strategic partnership agreement to clear the path for work on a stealthy attack submarine known as the Shortfin Barracuda. That is beginning to look less likely, with French and Australian politicians and policymakers...
  • Russia Derangement Syndrome: Syria Edition

    10/07/2018 7:21:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Wentworth Report ^ | 6 August 2018 | David Archibald
    Russia Derangement Syndrome: Syria Edition by David Archibald 6 August 2018 The road to hell is paved with good intentions. So it has been with US involvement in Syria. To provide a context to that involvement, let’s start part way through the story with the self-immolation of a Tunisian vegetable vendor on December 17, 2011, driven to despair by harassment from petty officials. That spark set off the Arab Spring. A number of Arab regimes changed; some remained resilient. That wasn’t good enough for David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy, the then leaders of the UK and France respectively. Their armed...
  • Australian Spider Venom Found to Kill Cancer, Leave Healthy Cells Unharmed

    10/06/2018 11:04:36 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 44 replies
    NN ^ | 06/10/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in the fight to cure cancer after finding that the venom from a deadly Australian spider can actually kill melanoma cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.
  • Tasmania May Criminalize Priests for Upholding Seal of Confession [Australia]

    10/05/2018 7:01:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Archbishop of Hobart has condemned the moveCatholic priests in the Australian state of Tasmania could face jail time if they fail to report sexual abuse disclosed during the sacrament of confession, ABC news (Australia) has reported. Draft legislation put forth by the government of the island would make mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse a criminal matter for religious leaders. Many public sector workers already face fines if they fail to report suspected abuse, according to ABC. The Tasmanian proposal comes amid various attempts by authorities throughout Australia to mandate the breaking of the confessional seal to report cases...
  • Japan's silent submarines extend range with new batteries

    10/04/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | October 05, 2018 | KENJI ASADA
    TOKYO -- Japan's first submarine powered by lithium-ion batteries was launched on Thursday, symbolizing domestic defense contractors' hopes that innovations can allow the industry to survive amid renewed pressure from Washington to procure more American military gear. The 84-meter Oryu was lowered into the water at the Kobe shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the vessel's developer, after being christened with a bottle of sake. The submarine can reach speeds of roughly 20 knots and displaces 2,950 tons. It will be delivered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in March 2020. The Oryu is the eleventh submarine based on the Soryu's...
  • NAFTA 2.0 and a Return to Focus

    10/04/2018 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 3, 2018 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Bringing it in just under the wire, negotiators representing Mexico, Canada, and the United States announced a new trade deal, to be named the USMCA, on Sunday, September 30, enabling the replacement for NAFTA for which many have long clamored. With the agreement to switch to this new program, the three nations are taking some steps – however small – back in the direction of the goals that Free Trade Agreements have always promised to support, but which have been largely forgotten in the quest for their side effects. Free Trade Agreements, in fact, are not designed to reduce taxes...
  • Lawyer for Clinton campaign and DNC gave FBI documents for Russia probe, sources say

    10/04/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/04/18 | Catherine Herridge
    A top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign contacted the FBI’s general counsel in late 2016 and provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close to a congressional investigation told Fox News, citing new testimony. The FBI official who was contacted, James Baker, revealed the exchange to congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition Wednesday. He said Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann initiated contact with him and provided documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking. The sources said Baker described the...
  • Australia: The South Pacific Frontline in the Battle against Foreign Interference

    09/26/2018 7:30:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2018 | Tarric Brooker
    When many Americans think of Australia, things like white sandy beaches, kangaroos, and Steve Irwin come to mind – an image that is at times more of a caricature than an actual country. What actually goes on in Australia, especially in its politics, is an unknown to most people not from the Land Down Under. It's usually not that well covered by the media, especially since the advent of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. There is, however, an extremely dangerous trend in Australian politics that should concern lawmakers and political regulatory bodies across the democratic world. That's the foreign interference...
  • Chinese control of South China Sea ‘short of war’ is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing “cannot lose even one inch of the territory” in the South China Sea. That’s about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, it’s outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But that’s not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]

    09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship – used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search. They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled...
  • Christopher Steele, MI6, and the Trump Dossier -- Update

    09/23/2018 12:00:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/18 | Lee Cary
    “How did they [Britain, Australia] get access to the FISA documents that Congress and the American people have not been given?” Back on February 23, 2018, the CFP posted an article entitled “Christopher Steele, MI6, and the Trump Dossier.” The post closed as follows: “Today, the public narrative of Christopher Steele’s association with the Trump Dossier reads like this:
  • Accused emu killer Jacob MacDonald says running down emus ‘funny at the time’

    09/22/2018 3:02:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Adelaide Now ^ | 9/22/18
    A VICTORIAN man who deliberately ran down emus in his ute on a country road near the South Australian border has said his actions were the “biggest stuff up” of his life. Jacob MacDonald, 20, was charged with numerous animal cruelty and traffic offences on Friday after the video he filmed of himself running over the emus went viral on social media. MacDonald, pictured, is from Cowangie, a small town only kilometres from the South Australian border. Yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, he said that while running down the emus as they crossed Pallarang Rd...