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  • Eurovision 2018: Israel celebrates after Netta Barzilai's win (video link inside)

    05/13/2018 5:21:04 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies ^ | Oliver Holmes
    THE WINNING VIDEO: Netta - TOY - Israel - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2018Israel erupted this weekend into a state of national exhilaration – expressed with chicken-inspired dance moves – following Netta Barzilai’s win at the Eurovision song contest. Fans poured into the streets of Tel Aviv in the early hours of Sunday after the 25-year-old was announced a champion in Lisbon for her techno dance tune Toy, a pop anthem filled with clucks and synthesised beats. Exuberant crowds blocked traffic and many jumped into the public fountain at Rabin Square in front of city hall to rejoice in...
  • How Comey Lied About Spying on Trump Tower

    04/13/2018 5:06:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | George Neumayr
    Jim Comey deserves a special place in the annals of sanctimonious frauds in Washington, D.C. He leaked, lied, bent rules, treated FBI material as his own personal property, violated confidential conversations, and generally acted like a government unto himself. But now he has the gall to write it all up in the sonorous nonsense language of “constitutional crisis.” His forthcoming memoir amounts to nothing more than the sour grapes of a self-serving operator over a wholly justified sacking. The media is already burbling over its fatuous contents. Ever the leaker, Comey tossed a pre-publication morsel of gossip from the book...
  • White House is prepping an effort to undermine Rosenstein

    04/12/2018 3:25:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Sara Murray, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown
    The White House is preparing talking points designed to undermine Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's credibility, according to sources familiar with the plan. The plan calls on President Donald Trump's allies to cast Rosenstein as too conflicted to fairly oversee the Russia investigation. The talking points are still in their preliminary form, and not yet finalized, people familiar with their preparation said. The White House and the Justice Department declined to comment. Already, a number of Trump's associates have called for Rosenstein's firing in appearances on television and in public remarks over the past few days, but not all of...
  • Roger L Simon: Trump Must Be the Strong Horse Now

    04/12/2018 3:50:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | 4/10/2018 | Roger L. Simon
    So Trump must be the strong horse and he must do it swiftly and thoroughly. In response to Assad's use of gas, he must deliver a heavy punishment (huge, in his words) all at once to the Syrians and their allies -- Russia, Iran and Iran's lackey those international drug pushers Hezbollah. This does not mean getting ensnared in a war. Just administer a deep, serious and paralyzing wound they will never forget and get out. Destroy Syria's air fields and planes, as an example, laying waste to Russia's missile defenses in the process. Increase economic sanctions on Putin to...
  • White House Press Briefing - April 11, 2018 (Sarah Sanders)

    04/11/2018 4:15:46 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Video Link
  • Robert Lanza: The Theory of Biocentrism, Part 1

    04/10/2018 3:40:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Came upon this stuff today.Not sure what to make of it...but it appears worthy of consideration.
  • Just Two Cheers For John Bolton As National Security Adviser

    04/09/2018 5:08:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Bruce Ashford
    This week, John Bolton digs into his tenure as national security adviser, replacing Army Gen. H. R. McMaster and reshaping an administration that must respond to national security threats across the spectrum. *snip* Supporter of Bolton’s appointment argue that he is a “solid and experienced choice” who is not so dissimilar to McMaster and other mainstream strategists, and whose foreign policy views have already been vindicated in recent days. In fact, Bolton brings many strengths to the office, such that his tenure could reap historic and positive dividends. His commitment to national security, combined with his ability to think strategically,...
  • In for a Penny, in for Impound (almost line-item veto)

    04/05/2018 1:33:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Plenty of Republicans remain bitter that their party passed that bloated $1.3 trillion omnibus—almost as bitter as President Trump, who felt pressured to sign it. But this fight doesn’t have to be over. Across Washington, principled conservatives are noodling with an idea that—if done right—could be a political winner. It’s a chance for Republicans to honor their promises of spending restraint and redeem themselves with a base turned off by the omnibus blowout. It’s an opening for the GOP to highlight the degree to which Democrats used the bill to hold the military hostage to their own domestic boondoggles. And...
  • George Neumayr: The Pope’s Casual Friday

    04/03/2018 4:39:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | George Neumayr
    As Catholics headed into the holiest days of the year, they woke up to the headline, “Hell Does Not Exist, Says Pope Francis.” In an interview with the Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis declared that the unrepentant don’t suffer in hell but simply “disappear.” As usual, the Vatican is tamping down the remark’s controversy not by conceding the unreliability of the pope as a teacher of the faith but by questioning the reliability of the journalist. Scalfari’s report is not a “faithful transcription” of the pope’s comments, said the Vatican. Never mind that the pope has made the exact...
  • London murder rate is HIGHER than New York's for the first time ever [12 killings in j19 days]

    04/01/2018 6:55:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies ^ | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Full Title: London murder rate is HIGHER than New York's for the first time ever after TWELVE killings in just 19 days London's murder rate has overtaken New York City's for the first time ever as the twelfth person has been killed in just 19 days. February marked the first month in history books that London had more murders than the American city with a total of 15 homicides. Out of the 15 killed, nine were aged 30 or younger. In March, there were 22 murders, which is likely to match if not beat out New York's numbers. The murder...
  • Roger L Simon: First Investigate, then Dismantle, the FBI

    03/31/2018 5:39:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Roger L Simon
    Some on the right were disappointed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy there would be no special counsel for now in the Hillary Clinton matters (email and Uranium One, one assumes) and the FISA/dossier/surveillance affair. Not so fast. Hiding in plain sight in Sessions' letter was information considerably more important than a special counsel, pro or con. As he mentioned a week ago on Shannon Bream's show but now has made public officially, the attorney general has assigned a senior U.S. attorney...
  • Vatican Refuses to Disavow Pope’s Alleged Denial of Hell

    03/31/2018 4:10:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer for eternity. You have, however, spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?” the paper reports. In response, Pope Francis is quoted as denying hell, in what the Vatican statement has referred to as a “reconstruction”...
  • Army mulls tougher basic training for out-of-shape, undisciplined recruits

    03/30/2018 6:26:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 79 replies ^ | Andrew O'Reilly
    Citing a disturbing trend of new soldiers lacking both proper discipline and physical fitness, senior U.S. Army leaders are calling for a tougher and longer basic training program to prepare troops for combat over the next decade. “We have every reason to get this right, and far fewer reasons not to,” Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium in Alabama on Monday. “That’s why we are considering several initiatives — from a new physical fitness regime to reforming and extending basic training — in order to ensure our young...
  • Robbery Prevention on my Street (Dogs or Alarm Systems)

    03/29/2018 4:05:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 101 replies
    I live in a small but growing town in the South (South Georgia to be precise). Nice street.But on this street...a prominent local doctor was robbed and other good people. We have a crime problem lately.Three houses on my street have been robbed lately.I was thinking of an alarm system, but they are so slow they seldom matter. After an alarm is set off, they call the house to inquire if it was false alarm or a fire, and then they call 911. I have thought of smarter technology that would call me on my smart phone upon a breach...
  • Why, in their own words, CIA professionals love Gina Haspel

    03/29/2018 4:17:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Speaking to the Washington Examiner, three former career CIA professionals explained why they energetically endorse President Trump's pick to become the next director of the CIA, Gina Haspel. First up is Mark Kelton, a career CIA operations officer who retired from the agency in 2015. Kelton says he first met Haspel while working on Russia. She came across as a "tremendous professional," Kelton says, "very, very capable and of the highest integrity." But what truly sets Haspel apart, Kelton says, is that she is "deeply steeped in the craft of intelligence. Very, very adept at working the intelligence bureaucracy." Because...
  • Not in Kansas Anymore

    03/27/2018 10:08:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    American Thinker | Dee Chadwell
    I have a 1956 Norman Rockwell print of a frumpy, sweet-faced teacher standing in front of a class of clean-scrubbed, straight-backed children. They had just written "Happy Birthday, Miss Jones!" on the blackboard for her. It's a scene light-years away from a 21st-century school massacre, and it may take some time for the more Pollyannaish among us to readjust to what the 21st-century school really is. This may explain the freak-out over the idea of arming teachers: Miss Jones with a Ruger tucked into her belt is just too hard to swallow. This worries me, because we can't fix a...
  • Israeli Technology Able to Make Water From Thin Air

    03/27/2018 5:25:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/25/2018 | David A. Patten
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hailing an extraordinary water-generation technology invented in Israel that he declares "can change the world." In a speech to AIPAC in March, the Israeli leader told the story of an African woman who used to walk "eight hours a day to give water to her children -- four hours one way to a well, four hours back." Now, Netanyahu says, an Israeli firm has designed a device that produces clean drinking water from ambient air, literally transforming her life. Netanyahu calls it "technology that improves on Moses." "You remember Moses?" Netanyahu quipped. "He brought...
  • WSJ: China playing Let’s Make a Deal after trade-war threats

    03/26/2018 6:47:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, China threatened a massive trade war after Donald Trump imposed $50 billion in tariffs on their exports. This week, Beijing’s top economic official has begun to do his best Monty Hall impersonation, according to the Wall Street Journal. After a notably mild first response, China has quietly begun to offer better access to its markets to the US: China and the U.S. have quietly started negotiating to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets, after a week filled with harsh words from both sides over Washington’s threat to use tariffs to address trade imbalances, people with knowledge of the...
  • Trump orders expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats, closure of consulate in Seattle

    03/26/2018 6:41:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 122 replies ^ | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. earlier this month, senior administration officials said. The steps, following Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats, are meant to send a message to Moscow that actions have consequences, the officials said. The Seattle consulate is being closed because of its proximity to submarine bases, as well as Boeing. “With these steps, the United States and our allies and partners make clear to...
  • Seb Gorka: John Bolton will put America first after years of failed Obama policy

    03/26/2018 6:16:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sebastian Gorka
    Donald Trump and his White House are not about process. They are about results. And this is something the good general [McMaster] failed to understand. Especially when it came to our policy in Afghanistan, a topic on which the current national security adviser held no less than six principals meetings, each time trying to convince the commander in chief that a large-footprint presence was required in that benighted nation — until, that is, President Trump pointed out to Gen. McMaster that he was not elected to continue the broken nation-building policies of the post-9/11 years. This commander in chief can...