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  • Nunes Statement on Access to FBI Electronic Communication

    04/11/2018 8:36:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    “After numerous unfulfilled requests for an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of the FBI’s Russia counterintelligence probe, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I met this afternoon with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI. Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today.”
  • TIANGONG-1 Reenter - Decay Predictions + ONLINE 3D REAL TIME TRACKING

    03/31/2018 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 52 replies
    satflare ^ | 31/03/2018 | NORAD 37820 (11053A) - TIANGONG 1
    The following tables and figures report the predicted re-entry time and the ground bands where the re-enter may occur, according to the current available data. Predictions will become more accurate as the re-entry time approaches.
  • Willie Nelson died twice yesterday.

    03/29/2018 10:32:51 PM PDT · by Rabin · 31 replies
    Latest Breaking… Willie Nelson died twice yesterday. Still not dead. R. Fake news? //Snipp// Deplorable enjoy… https://www.cattlebarons.net/ https://www.cattlebarons.net/buckaroo-barbeque-challenge Real news? R.
  • Peshmerga documentary screened on Capitol Hill

    03/09/2018 7:44:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    rudaw ^ | 7/3/2018 | Rebaz Ali
    A special screening of a documentary about the Peshmerga. http://www.rudaw.net/english/world/070320181 ‘to have the Peshmerga enter into the Congress through this documentary, to have the Peshmerga raising their voice through this documentary inside the house of the law in America for me is an important event,". French filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy
  • Syrian government forces enter Afrin to help Kurds repel Turkish assault

    02/21/2018 8:10:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    ekurd.net ^ | February 21, 2018 | Editorial Staff in Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey
    U.S. has provided Kurdistans’ forces with arms, air support and military advisers… regards the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its powerful military wing YPG/YPJ, as key ally against Islamic State IS and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria. // snipp // Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had stepped in to block Syrian forces in Afrin, where Ankara is seeking to destroy the Kurdish YPG… Erdogan later said in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Damascus would face consequences if it struck a deal with the YPG. // snipp // On Sunday, a Kurdish...
  • Trump Admin Announces Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In U.S. History

    02/16/2018 8:28:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Zainab Calcuttawala -Scott Angelle
    The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development //snipp// This will be the largest such lease sale in the country's history, it will include almost 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf. The lease sale will be live streamed online from New Orleans.
  • US Creates New Team to Probe Federal Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering...

    01/23/2018 11:17:13 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies
    VoA ^ | January 11, 2018 | Masood Farivar
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has assembled a team to marginalize ‘‘Cassandra”, drug trafficking and money laundering and to assure all rogue (IA) Iranian-Clinton Foundation dipsters are swept clean. Cassandra and it’s dedicated, agents now, all, “systematically” crushed, by Bruce G. Ohr (OCDETF), to shelter of Iranian-Clinton, sensitivities, and huge airborne cash deposits to Iranian 1 slush fund.
  • Iranian Oil Tanker Burns For Third Day As Winds, High Waves Lash Rescuers

    01/11/2018 9:09:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Rigzone ^ | January 09, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Iran's Sanchi’ running 136,000 tonne ultra-light condensate, (in) an off record run, up the west China coast. In dark, rough seas just north of the Yang, Sanchi was rammed by US CF Crystal, carrying grain. Any chances of taming the fire or saving any of the 31 (all Iranian nationals except for two Bangladeshi) tanker crew members, is slim the Ministry of Transport said Tuesday… The flames are forcing South Korean Coast Guard to stay miles from the tanker.
  • Would N.Korean Would N.Korean Olympic Participation Violate Sanctions

    01/07/2018 9:53:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | January 05, 2018 | Staff
    North Korea takes part in the 2018 Winter Olympics would that technically violate UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning the regime over its nuclear and missile programs? Province Governor Choi Moon-soon met with North Korea's sports chief Mun Ung in China and offered to ferry them to South Korea aboard a cruise ship. The International Olympic Committee has also said it is willing to shoulder their expenses.
  • Brookfield to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

    01/07/2018 7:54:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 19 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 04 January 2018 | Staff
    Brookfield Business Partners, together with institutional partners - collectively known as Brookfield - has agreed to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company from Toshiba Corporation for total of about $4.6 billion, the companies announced today.
  • U.S. oil production capacity approaches 10 mln barrels per day

    12/30/2017 8:06:05 PM PST · by Rabin · 42 replies
    Brudi Drect ^ | December 31st, 2017 | XINHUA Staff
    The U.S. oil production in October was over 298 million barrels, or 25 million barrels more than that in January. And its production capability was over 9.6 million barrels a day, or 9.2 percent higher than January. "U.S. crude oil production in October rose to the highest in more than 46 years and the production is expected to continue rising in 2018 to past historical level recorded in 1971 which will have significant effects on global energy balance,"
  • Statement from IG Intel & IG DoS, Regarding the Review of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails

    12/24/2017 11:30:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Yesterday the Inspector Generals of the Intelligence Community and State Dept, (IC IG, McCullogh & IGDoS, Linick) sent a congressional notification to Congressional intelligence oversight committees… Inspectors General,had sampelled 40 out of the 30000 relevant emails, and found 4, (10%) to contain classified (& or) IC-derived information… “these emails contained classified information when they were generated and, according to IC classification officials, that information remains classified today”… “This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system”.
  • The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

    12/23/2017 8:20:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2011 | Josh Meyer
    PART I A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
  • U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

    12/15/2017 8:07:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017 | Karen Freifeld
    <p>A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release Paul Manafort from hyper house arrest, to houses arrest for bail of just $10 million… Judge Jackson wants; forfeit of two homes in New York, one in Alexandria, and his home in Florida, plus wife Kathleens’$5 million, daughter Andreas’ $2 million and a full months, collections of the news paper kid, as appropriate.</p>
  • Japan’s caution over N. Korean ‘ghost ships’ lets China off hook

    12/12/2017 9:49:10 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2017 | PETER J. BROWN
    Japanese Coast Guard has recently warned over 800 North Korean fishing vessels to leave Japanese waters; may demonstrate Tokyo is finally addressing maritime domain awareness – and aims to address North Korean “ghost ships” ... first started arriving, loaded with corpses, three years ago. The body ships are still coming, however. To date, Japan seems powerless to prevent the penetration of North Korean vessels deep into its waters.
  • Governor's Office Awards $6.5M in Grants for Sexual Assault Victims

    12/10/2017 9:46:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | December 08, 2017 | Josefa Velasquez
    New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced nearly $6.5 million in grants to 55 anti-sexual assault crisis (abortion slush funds) run by hospitals, nonprofits and New York “agencies”.
  • House Ethics Committee clears Devin Nunes

    12/07/2017 6:47:06 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, December 07, 2017 | staff
    The House Ethics Committee on Thursday night cleared Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee… Ethics said that, following analysis from "classification experts" it has determined that what Nunes disclosed was not classified information, ending months of "investigation" into the Republican lawmaker's. Nunes has called on the committee to release all transcripts related to his case. “I respect the ethics process, but I remain dismayed that it took an unbelievable eight months for the Committee to dismiss this matter.
  • Poor Poor Pitiful Me

    12/05/2017 12:37:04 AM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 1980 | staff
    Was a time, it was ok, to be ok.
  • Ex-NSA Worker Pleads Guilty

    12/02/2017 9:04:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Brui Direct ^ | December 3rd, 2017 | courtesy of ENGADGET by Jon Fingas
    The admission revealed the identity behind a big data breach. Nghia Hoang Pho, 67. Nghia, Carted home, “Top Secret” and “Sensitive Compartmented”, Information for over five years. These files were downloaded onto Pho’s personal computer and then routinely harvested by Russian intelligence. Pho took a mix of digital and physical info home between 2010 and 2015. he was using it to rewrite his resume -- this was intentional, but not spiteful. Pho may face prison time when he's sentenced on April 6th, but prosecutors “are open to calls for a lighter sentence” given the non-malicious nature of the case. It...
  • U.S. rejects Kurdistan’s call for mediation

    11/26/2017 10:18:45 PM PST · by Rabin · 10 replies
    ekurd ^ | 11.24.17 | Staff
    WASHINGTON,— Heather Nauert, does not deem it “necessary ” to appoint an envoy to help resolve tensions between Iraq and previously fully autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government. Peshmerga yielded control of Kirkuk, to Quds Force-Bagdad quislings. “So, I mean, that’s a very high level of support that we have trying to help facilitate things—for things to improve in Iraq. I don’t know that there’s that much more that we can do,”...