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  • Volcano rains ash on Philippines as experts warn of violent eruption

    01/22/2018 3:13:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, darkening the skies and raining ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.Mayon volcano’s new activity prompted state volcanologists to raise the alert level one notch higher than the initial warning scientists issued last week, meaning a hazardous eruption is possible within days. Fine ash and sand fell on Legazpi, a city of about 200,000 people, and nearby areas after the midday explosion of Mount Mayon, forcing motorists to turn on their windshield wipers and headlamps, an AFP video...
  • State Department Spending $592,500 to ‘Explore Gender Identities of Boys and Men in Kenya’

    01/22/2018 2:29:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/22/18 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The State Department announced a new $600,000 taxpayer-funded study that suggests "ideals of masculinity" in Kenya are contributing to terrorism.The department's Bureau of Counterterrorism is seeking a nonprofit group to "explore gender identities of boys and men in Kenya." The grant proposal states that men being "tough, heterosexual, aggressive, unemotional, and achieving" can make them vulnerable to joining Islamic extremist groups."Gender is increasingly recognized as an essential aspect to understanding and countering violent extremism throughout the world," the State Department said. "To date, research and interventions on gender in Kenya have predominantly focused on the role of women and girls...
  • What Year One Of The Trump Presidency Has Meant For Manufacturers Like Us

    01/22/2018 2:22:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/18 | Steve Staub
    Last month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a survey showing that nearly 95 percent of manufacturing companies are optimistic about the futures of their businesses and the economy. Count me among them.The Dayton-based company that my sister Sandy Keplinger and I own — a contract metal fabrication company called Staub Manufacturing Solutions — just had an incredible year. Sandy and I expect an even better 2018. And, as is often the case in the history of American enterprise, our success is becoming everyone’s success. It is benefiting our employees and their families. It is helping our suppliers and customers. It is...
  • Turkey: 90,000 mosques pray Qur’anic “conquest” prayers calling on Muslims to be “ruthless...

    01/22/2018 2:13:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/21/18 | Robert Spencer
    Surah al-Fath is the 48th chapter of the Qur’an. It promises Muslims who wage jihad much material reward: “Allah has promised you much booty that you will take and has hastened for you this and withheld the hands of people from you – that it may be a sign for the believers and He may guide you to a straight path” (48:20).It also contains this command:”Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are ruthless against the unbelievers, merciful among themselves” (48:29).This is the message that the Turkish government is giving to its soldiers as it sends them...
  • My "12 Strong" review

    01/20/2018 4:48:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The synopsis for 12 Strong: "In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners." My comments: My wife and I saw the movie this afternoon. The chief thing that stands out for me about that movie is the number of times that we turned to...
  • Twitter Sends Users Creepy ‘Big Brother’ Email Regarding Secret ‘Russian Influence’ Online

    01/19/2018 7:12:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/19/18 | Cristina Laila
    On Friday, Twitter sent out an email to Twitter users regarding the so-called ‘Russian influence campaigns’ that took place on the social media platform during the 2016 presidential election. The subject line of the email from Twitter read, “Information Regarding Russian Influence Campaigns on Twitter”. The Gateway Pundit’s Associate Editor Cristina Laila received this email from Twitter on Friday.The email informed users that Twitter is actively working to understand ‘Russian-linked activities’ on the platform that took place during the 2016 presidential election. Twitter claims they have identified and suspended a ‘number of accounts that were potentially connected to propaganda efforts...
  • ICE has detained or deported foreigners who are also immigration activists

    01/19/2018 6:09:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/18 | Maria Sacchetti and David Weigel
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has detained or deported several foreigners across the country who are also prominent immigration activists, prompting accusations from advocates that the Trump administration is improperly targeting political opponents. Detention Watch Network, a nonprofit that tracks immigration enforcement, said this week that several activists have been targeted recently, including Maru Mora Villalpando in Washington state, Eliseo Jurado in Colorado, and New York immigrant leaders Jean Montrevil and Ravi Ragbir. “They’re trying to intimidate people,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee. “These are well-known activists who’ve been here for decades,...
  • Kentucky man agrees to plead guilty for assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

    01/19/2018 6:05:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 1/19/18 | Jordan Fischer
    <p>The man accused of assaulting Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at his Bowling Green home last November has agreed to plead guilty, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced Friday.</p> <p>Rene A. Boucher, 58, was charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury after he tackled Paul on Nov. 3. Boucher told federal investigators that he and Paul had been neighbors for years, and the he’d “had enough” after seeing Paul stacking brush onto a pile near his property.</p>
  • Pentagon Shifts Strategic Focus from Terrorism to Nation States

    01/19/2018 6:00:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/19/18 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon has shifted American defense strategy from a focus on countering terrorism to dealing with threats posed by anti-democratic states such as China and Russia."Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security," the unclassified summary of the new strategy says."Long-term strategic competitions with China and Russia are the principal priorities for the department, and require both increased and sustained investment, because of the magnitude of the threats they pose to U.S. security and prosperity today, and the potential for those threats to increase in the future."Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in a speech releasing...
  • Sarah Sanders tweet-shames vulnerable Democrats on impending government shutdown

    01/19/2018 5:37:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/19/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders singled out vulnerable Democratic senators on Twitter who remain on the fence about voting for a stopgap spending measure in order to prevent a government shutdown.Responding to news that Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., would vote for the temporary spending bill, Sanders asked whether Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., would support the measure as well. Both are up for re-election in 2018 in states that President Trump won.Sanders also applauded Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, for saying he would back the spending bill.“Glad to know Ohio's military personnel can count on you tonight...
  • Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

    01/19/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/19/18 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after confirming there was no threat. Rep. Kaniela Ing asked why the governor didn't immediately address the public, but Ige had left the hearing. Gov. Ige's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan said the governor had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the...
  • A sneaky extension for Chrome, Firefox prevents its removal, hijacks browser

    01/19/2018 5:15:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 1/19/18 | Kevin Parrish
    Internet security firm Malwarebytes recently discovered that a pair of extensions will not only hijack Chrome and Firefox, but will block any attempts to remove them from these two browsers. The version found in Chrome is a forced extension resulting from web pages that trick visitors into installing the extension via a JavaScript-based popup. The Firefox version stems from advertisements pretending to be an official manual update requirement warning posted by Mozilla. “Tiempo en colombia en vivo” is the name of the invading Chrome extension. Malwarebytes doesn’t provide any specifics about what this extension actually does to Chrome but presumably, it completely...
  • Supreme Court Takes Historic Case on Trump Travel Ban

    01/19/2018 5:05:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/19/18 | Ken Klutowski
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.This travel policy has gone through three versions since President Trump was sworn into office, and the Supreme Court’s decision in the case they accepted Friday should permanently settle all legal challenges to his authority on this subject. Congress delegated broad authority to the...
  • Republicans are lining up to view the classified FISA abuse memo, while Democrats choose...

    01/19/2018 4:55:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 1/19/18 | Sara A. Carter
    More than 130 congressional members have viewed the classified four-page memo detailing what senior government officials describe as “disturbing and explosive” surveillance abuse by employees of the FBI and Department of Justice under the Obama administration against President Trump and members of his campaign.But almost all of them were Republicans.Since the document was released Thursday to House members “only Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have seen it,” a congressional source with knowledge of the memo said.The classified memo was described by senior government officials as a detailed account of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the FBI and apparent...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 22, 2018, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day

    01/19/2018 12:49:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    White House ^ | 1/19/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Today, we focus our attention on the love and protection each person, born and unborn, deserves regardless of disability, gender, appearance, or ethnicity. Much of the greatest suffering in our Nation’s history — and, indeed, our planet’s history — has been the result of disgracefully misguided attempts to dehumanize whole classes of people based on these immutable characteristics. We cannot let this shameful history repeat itself in new forms, and we must be particularly vigilant to safeguard the most vulnerable lives among us. This is why we observe National Sanctity of Human Life Day: to affirm the truth that...
  • MAMA BEAR: Jenna Jameson posts #MarchForLife photo, TAKES ON horde of frothy, NASTY pro-aborts

    01/19/2018 11:09:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/19/18 | Sam J.
    Jenna Jameson joined pro-life warriors today on the #MarchForLife tag and shared this DARLING photo of herself sitting with her kiddo. Jenna is a very outspoken supporter of life and has shared her family with Twitter on many occasions as a proud mother and a pro-life advocate. Sadly, every time she seems to have an opinion, Leftist women and men go out of their way to attack, shame and belittle her because of her past occupation. It really is a disgusting reminder of how much the Left hates women who disagree with their agenda.Umm no. Abortion is never safe for...
  • House Votes to Table Trump Impeachment

    01/19/2018 9:59:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/19/18
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Friday to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.The final vote was 355 in favor of a motion by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to table the articles of impeachment against the president. Only 66 Democrats voted against the motion. This was the second time Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas pushed for articles to impeach Trump. Previously, Democratic leadership including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer stated their opposition to it.Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, who represents a district Trump won, said the vote was damaging to...
  • REPORT: New England Faces A Future Of ‘Rolling Blackouts’ As Power Plants Close

    01/19/2018 9:37:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/18 | Michael Bastasch
    New England is facing an energy future of “rolling blackouts and controlled outages” by 2025 as more power plants close down and pipeline capacity continues to lag behind.The new report by the New England’s grid operator comes after the region suffered through a frigid start to the new year that pushed up prices and strained energy supplies. It could be just a taste of the region’s future.“Taken together, the study results suggest that New England could be headed for significant levels of emergency actions, particularly during major fuel or resource outages,” ISO New England found in a new study,“Harder to...
  • Elon University Prof Allegedly Doxing ‘Far Right Extremists’ for Antifa

    01/19/2018 7:25:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/19/18 | Mike LaChance
    Antifa gets an alarming level of support from people who work in academia. What does that tell you?The Daily Caller reports: This Elon University Professor Is Doxing ‘Far-Right Extremists’ For AntifaAn Elon University professor has devised a “secret weapon” to fight “far-right extremists” on behalf of Antifa — she’s made software to keep tabs on 400,000 Facebook accounts whom she suspects to be members of the alt-right.And she’s using that program to dox anyone she deems a “far-right extremist.”A new Wired Magazine article, published on Tuesday, highlights the work of Megan Squire, a 45-year-old professor of computer science at Elon...
  • CNN Can’t Believe Trump Voters Still Happy with Their Choice

    01/19/2018 7:17:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/19/18 | Trey Sanchez
    It’s always amusing to watch CNN reporters squirm when they don’t get the answers they were expecting from Trump voters. Yet, time and time again, the network seeks out to find disgruntled deplorables only to discover they’re quite content with the job the president is doing. This time, CNN headed to Youngstown, Ohio, to speak with five Trump voters to get their feelings on his first full year in office. Their answers stunned the reporter. Even his voice over sounded disgusted that over 7,000 registered Democrats in the Ohio county switched parties and voted… Republican (0:41). One of those lifelong Democrats...