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  • FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired

    03/14/2018 11:22:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 74 replies
    CBS news ^ | 3/14/2018 | staff
    FBI officials have recommended that the former number two at the FBI Andrew McCabe be fired, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing the recommendation. It's likely he'll take the recommendation because it would be difficult for Sessions, who has promised to go after leakers, to be perceived as looking the other way on leaks. Another factor -- it would likely upset the president if it appears that Sessions is going too easy on McCabe over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. The bureau, asked for a response, said that it had no personnel...
  • One of world’s most destructive insects found at DC airports

    03/09/2018 11:22:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/8/2018 | AP
    The US Customs and Border Patrol says it has intercepted one of the world’s most destructive pests of stored grains, cereals and seeds at two Washington-area airports this year. An agency release Thursday said agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recently encountered the Khapra beetle....
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2018 | jordain carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement. Trump announced that he would levy the penalties — a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum — during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump...
  • An Attack On Gun-Rights Leaders Is Underway – Spread The Word!

    03/05/2018 7:05:27 AM PST · by bkopto · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Philip Van Cleave
    Last weekend, while doing what seemed to be a regular interview, I discovered that a movie is being made with the intent to discredit gun-rights leaders across the country. No, this is not a joke, it is real and we need to get the word out to other gun-rights organizations, gun-rights leaders, and prominent firearms trainers across the country and we need to do this FAST. Back in 2014, alleged Hollywood sexual predator Harvey Weinstein said he was going to make a movie “that would make the NRA wish they weren’t alive.” (All gun organizations are the NRA in his...
  • It’s time to stand up to the NRA’s bullying (Ralph Peters Barf Alert!)

    03/03/2018 10:26:46 AM PST · by bkopto · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/2018 | Ralph Peters
    Wayne LaPierre, the well-compensated boss of the National Rifle Association, routinely warns of approaching tyranny against which “real” Americans must arm themselves. He’s wrong. The tyranny’s already here. It’s the tyranny of the NRA itself. Let’s do some math: The NRA claims 5 million members. The United States has a population of 325 million. Thus, 1 in every 65 Americans belongs to the NRA. That means that 1.5 percent of the population has been able to impose its position on firearms on the other 98.5 percent of the population. Sounds like tyranny to me. What enables this dictatorship of the...
  • Immigration Priority to South African Farmers facing Systematic Land Confiscations and Murder

    03/03/2018 10:00:25 AM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    We the People ^ | 2/28/2018 | M.O.
    We the People call upon Congress to apply immigration priority to the South African Farmers facing systematic land confiscation and murder by their own government. These government sanctioned land confiscations / murders are race related (See here - ) and our governments responsibility to act by UN law ( See here - ) Must not be ignored. White South African Farmers facing genocide in their home land should be given priority as they not only face extinction in their homelands but also stand as a primary example of the kind of immigrants we would want here in our...
  • Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts

    03/03/2018 9:47:49 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 3/2/2018 | staff
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new tax bill into law Friday that fellow Republicans changed to punish Atlanta-based company Delta Airlines for dropping a special deal they offered to members of the National Rifle Association. The bill, which focused on allowing tax breaks for corporations bringing the state in line with the new federal tax code, would have allowed a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. However, following the shooting a high school in Parkland, Florida which claimed 17 lives, Delta decided to drop ties with the organization which led to an angry backlash from prominent Georgia...
  • Illinois governor mixes, gulps down chocolate milk to symbolize diversity

    02/22/2018 12:20:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 85 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 2/22/2018 | ana valens
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) cares about diversity. In fact, he cares about it so much that he drank your mom’s favorite chocolate milk concoction at a corporate event honoring Black History Month. The supposed-metaphor happened after Hyatt Hotels’ vice president and global chief diversity officer Tyronne Stoudemire presented a bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and said that it represents “diversity” through “women, people of color, people with disabilities, the aging population, and generation X, Y, and Z.” Standing on stage right next to him, Gov. Rauner held a glass of milk as Stoudemire poured chocolate syrup right into it....
  • Divorce, drugs, drinking: Billy Graham’s children and their absent father

    02/21/2018 1:49:31 PM PST · by bkopto · 121 replies
    WaCompost ^ | 2/21/2018 | William Martin
    Acquaintances from the early years remember that the Graham youngsters were less than models of decorum in their behavior at church and other public gatherings, but Ruth did her best to exercise a rather stern and consistent discipline at home. She claimed to have obtained some of her most effective child-rearing techniques from a dog-training manual whose directives included keeping commands simple and at a minimum, seeing to it that they were obeyed, rewarding obedience with praise and being consistent. Three of the five Graham children have divorced. Ruth was the first. When she discovered that her husband had been...
  • Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem (Barf Alert)

    02/19/2018 11:33:38 AM PST · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Scapi Magazine ^ | 2/18/2018 | DANIEL JOHANSON
    Over the week, there have been waves of backlash at The Metropolitan Opera’s newest season announcement. A recent Washington Post made the rounds, taking to task the institution’s insistence on an entirely white and male composer list, as well as a completely male roster of conductors taking the podium. As a white man, there have been and continue to be countless times in which I have needed to recognize that privilege, white supremacy, homophobia, toxic masculinity, and gender normativity are layered issues. It’s easy to call a Nazi a racist because they are so obviously a racist. Not all racists...
  • Sessions orders review of FBI over Florida shooting tip

    02/16/2018 12:24:56 PM PST · by bkopto · 158 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2018 | max greenwood
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review into the FBI and Justice Department's procedures after the bureau revealed it had failed to act on a tip about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly mass shooting in Florida. “It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. We see the tragic consequences of those failures," Sessions said in a statement Friday. “The FBI in conjunction with our state and local partners must act flawlessly to prevent all attacks. This is imperative, and we must do better." Deputy Attorney General Rod...
  • Grassley tells Attorney General Sessions his memo doesn't comply with law

    02/07/2018 4:18:42 PM PST · by bkopto · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/6/2018 | kathryn watson
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says a recent memo written by the attorney general to Justice Department heads that instructs them not to communicate with Congress without pre-approval from the Justice Department Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is almost certainly illegal. The Iowa Republican told Jeff Sessions in a letter Tuesday that his recent memo "does not appear to comply with existing law," and he asked Sessions to revise the memo accordingly. Sessions, who apparently told the heads of DOJ divisions that they should not communicate with "senators, representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination and consultation...
  • Comedian Jim Carrey urges people to delete their Facebook accounts and dump the stock

    02/07/2018 12:34:09 PM PST · by bkopto · 80 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/6/2018 | michelle Castillo
    Jim Carrey is quitting Facebook and dumping his stock — and is urging everyone else to do so as well. "We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms," Jim Carrey said in a statement to CNBC. "This easy access has to be more responsibly handled. What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed. What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience." The comedian tweeted on Tuesday he was selling his Facebook shares and deleting his page because the company profited from Russian interference during the...
  • Eric Holder eyes 2020 presidential bid

    02/07/2018 7:46:56 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/7/2018 | paul bedard
    Former President Obama’s long-serving attorney general, Eric Holder, is considering a political run in 2020, possibly for president. “We’ll see,” he said when asked about a bid for the Democratic nomination. Holder, addressing reporters at a media breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said that he will make a decision this year. "I think I'll make a decision by the end of the year about whether or not there is another chapter in my government service," he said. Also asked if he planned a career in politics, he said again, “I’ll see.” During the hour-long session, Holder spoke of...
  • Per CNN on Twitter: FBI "ticked" at Trump; Vow "to win"

    02/03/2018 7:35:34 AM PST · by bkopto · 178 replies
    CNN Twitter Feed ^ | 2/2/2018 | CNN
    Tweet reads; "Former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd: The FBI people "are ticked" and they'll be saying of Trump, 'You’ve been around for 13 months. We've been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We're going to win'"
  • Andrew McCabe’s Pension Is Worth About $1.8 Million

    01/30/2018 6:44:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | 1/30/2018 | elizabeth harrington
    FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is set to receive a nearly $2 million pension, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. The top law enforcement official, who has come under scrutiny for overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, stepped aside on Monday. McCabe took early retirement, which he was eligible for after serving at the bureau for over 20 years. McCabe joined the FBI in 1996 and worked his way up to high paying executive service positions. He was serving as the assistant director in charge of the Washington, D.C., field office until July 2015, when he...
  • After 24 Years In Congress, Corrine Brown Starts New Life In Prison

    01/29/2018 1:04:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2018 | thomas phippen
    Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown reported to federal prison Monday to start her five year sentence for multiple crimes, including tax fraud and corruption. Brown, 71, turned herself in to the Sumter Correctional Institution in Florida, one of the largest federal prisons in the country, which houses both violent and non-violent offenders. Brown will be serving her five-year sentence at a minimum-security satellite facility, which keeps roughly 391 other female inmates. Brown was sentenced in December to five years in prison, plus three years supervised release. She could potentially apply for early release after 12 months. She was found...
  • Italian Populist Leader Promises To Deport 500,000 Migrants

    01/28/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega Nord, has promised he will deport half a million migrants if he becomes Prime Minister of Italy. The Italian populist promised that if he is elected Prime Minister in the national election in March 2018 he will deport 100,000 migrants within his first year and half a million over the course of his five-year term, the Telegraph reports. “There are half a million irregular migrants in Italy. All of them need to be sent home,” Salvini said earlier this week. Salvini has been accused by many in the mainstream media of being xenophobic or...
  • Barack Obama Promises Supporters He’ll “RIP TRUMP A NEW ONE” During the 2018 Midterms

    01/19/2018 11:37:22 AM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 1/18/2018 | staff
    Mr. Obama is said to be promising his fellow elites that he will “Rip him (Trump) a new one” come 2018. The prospect of a Midterm Election ass-whooping against the current President has the political and media globalists salivating. They continue to view Mr. Trump as a virus that threatens everything. In their collective view, it must be eradicated. As for Valerie Jarrett, she continues to do what she has always done – the actual (dirty) business upon which the Obama empire was, and continues to be, built upon. This includes a long list of Deep State contacts, a near-constant...
  • Failed Oroville Dam Spillway designed by inexperienced grad student in the 1960s

    01/11/2018 9:52:11 AM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    next big future ^ | 1/11/2018 | brian wang
    California’s Department of Water Resources was blasted in an independent report for having a culture of complacency and incompetence that contributed to last year’s near-disaster at Oroville Dam. The full 584 page independent forensic team report is here. The agency’s largest water storage site and the nation’s tallest dam at Lake Oroville fell into disrepair. In February, pounding rain and large water releases caused the reservoir’s spillway to collapse. A back-up spillway also failed. Fears that water would pour uncontrollably downstream prompted the evacuation of 180,000 people. The independent panel of safety experts said the dam was badly built from...