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  • Rio 2016 : Olympic security chief attacked

    08/07/2016 9:41:16 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 9 replies ^ | 7 Aug 2016 | Jeremy Armstrong , Gerard Couzens
    Portugal's minister of education was robbed as he headed back to his hotel in the South American city as it emerged the Olympic security chief had also been attacked after the opening ceremony The Rio 2016 Olympic games have been rocked by more trouble after it emerged the Olympic security chief had been attacked after he left the opening ceremony. The Olympics security chief was attacked as he left the Games opening ceremony by a knife-wielding robber who was shot dead by a cop.
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • IRS chief: I’ve never spoken to Lois Lerner

    05/23/2016 1:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/23/16 | Stephen Dinan
    RS Commissioner John Koskinen has declined to testify in his own defense at a congressional hearing Tuesday, but insisted in a statement that his bungling of a subpoena doesn’t rise to the level of “treason, or high crimes and misdemeanors” needed for him to be impeached. The Judiciary Committee hearing is being viewed by some House Republicans as the precursor to impeachment, with the House’s top investigator saying Mr. Koskinen defied a congressional subpoena that demanded all of former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner’s emails be preserved as part of the investigation into tea party targeting. But Mr. Koskinen,...
  • SF Police Chief Greg Suhr Resigns Amid Heightened Racial Tensions

    05/19/2016 7:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The resignation comes after police earlier in the day fatally shot a woman in the Bayview DistrictPolice Chief Greg Suhr has resigned from the San Francisco Police Department in the midst of the shooting of a black woman by SFPD officers and other racial tensions, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a news conference late Thursday afternoon. Lee said he had asked Suhr, who has served in the city's police department for more than 30 years, to resign. The mayor appointed Toney Chaplin, former SFPD deputy chief of the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau, as the acting police chief. "The...
  • Last of the Crow war chiefs turns 102 in Montana

    03/24/2016 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | March 24, 2016 | admin
    CROW AGENCY, Mont. — The last Crow war chief entered the log-cabin trading post at the edge of the Little Bighorn Battlefield just after noon on a Sunday, supported by his son on his left and a cane held firmly in his right hand. Often, at tribal events such as powwows, he’ll swing his cane overhead in celebration. But on this October afternoon, with wind sweeping across the stretch of southern Montana that’s home to the Crows, the cane simply supported the centenarian — Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow in English or High Bird, his traditional name, in Crow.
  • Intel Chief: ‘We Don’t Know’ Whether Iran Will Build Nuke Weapons

    02/09/2016 2:11:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/16 | Adam Kredo
    The top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday that Iran could move forward with the construction of a nuclear weapon at any time and that there is no way to know the Islamic Republic will build these weapons following the implementation of a landmark agreement hailed by the Obama administration as a definitive step towards preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress during an open hearing that despite an intelligence budget in the billions, his office remains uncertain about Iran’s nuclear intentions. “We do not know whether Iran will eventually decide to...
  • UN chief blasts Israel's 'stifling occupation' of Palestinians

    01/27/2016 7:04:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/27/16 | Elad Benari
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday once again criticized what he called Israel's "stifling occupation" of Palestinians, just one day after appearing to express sympathy for Palestinian Arab terrorists. The UN chief made clear that he would not retreat from his remarks directed at Israel a day earlier, AFP reported. UN diplomats said privately that Ban had upped the pressure on Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu in a final bid to revive hopes for peace before he steps down as secretary-general at the end of the year. "After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment...
  • Report: Netanyahu to lead effort in thwarting Obama bid for UN chief

    01/08/2016 12:21:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies ^ | 1/8/16 | YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembers well just how US President Barack Obama brushed aside Israeli objections and went ahead with the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Now, Netanyahu is reportedly planning some personal payback. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, Netanyahu will make common cause with moderate Arab governments in order to sabotage Obama’s plan to succeed Ban Ki-moon when the South Korean diplomat ends his term as United Nations secretary-general on December 31 of this year. Al-Jarida quoted sources as saying that Obama has already discussed the issue of running for secretary-general with Democrats, Republicans, and Jewish officials in...
  • The Russian navy created a de facto aerial defense zone to protect its Syria bases

    10/06/2015 12:09:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jeremy Bender
    A large deployment of ships that Russia sent to the eastern Mediterranean under the guise of naval exercises at the end of September are actually being used to provide an aerial defense zone for Russian jets, Sam LaGrone reports for USNI News. The "Black Sea-based Russian surface action group" in the eastern Mediterranean are based along Syria's coast by the Bassel al-Assad Airport and the Tartous naval facility, which is home to a Russian port. The ships are intended to provide aerial defense for the Russian aircraft that Moscow is currently using to carry out airstrikes against Syrian rebels throughout...
  • Cincinnati Police Chief Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Vicious Mob Beating of White Man

    07/09/2015 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/08/15 | Jason Howerton
    Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is now calling for hate crime charges in the horrific mob beating of a white man who was left bloodied and unconscious on the sidewalk on the Fourth of July. The brutal attack was first described as “anti-white” by officer Alicia Essert in the original incident report, but Capt. Mike Neville said on Monday that the preliminary description was incorrect. Chief Blackwell has apparently reconsidered and found cause to ask Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the beating, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
  • Muslim Police Chief Refuses Pledge Of Allegiance, Fellow Officer Takes Action

    04/24/2015 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/24/15
    With the Obama administration increasing the number of Muslim migrants into the U.S. comes the Islamization of the West — an intentional, gradual overthrow of democracy and freedom by using that same democracy and freedom that’s afforded to them. Ironically, Muslims flock to Western countries and demand the laws be changed to implement Islamic laws that are already in place in their own nations. So, why do they feel the need to create yet another Muslim country when they already have over 90 across the globe? Because their allegiance to Islam requires them to hold nothing above it, not only...
  • Rep. Gohmert Absolutely Unloads on FCC Chief: ‘You’re Playing God With the Internet!’

    03/26/2015 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/26/15 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Louie Gohmert unloaded on Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheleer Wednesday during a Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. “You’re playing God with the Internet,” the conservative firebrand shouted at the FCC chief, referencing the agency’s move to regulate the web.
  • FCC chief: Obama didn't dictate Web rules

    02/26/2015 2:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Julian Hattem
    Federal regulators did not need President Obama to arrive at the net neutrality rules that it voted to issue on Thursday, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler. After the agency on Thursday voted to issue tough new rules that fell largely in line with those the president wanted, Wheeler countered Republican concerns that the White House put any undue pressure on the legally independent agency. “I’m quite comfortable that we made this decision with independence and wisdom and based on the record,” he told reporters after the vote. Wheeler has previously said that he began to think...
  • Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff”

    02/04/2015 2:58:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/15 | Carlos Lozada
    **SNIP** What does a bodyman do? Dubbed Obama’s “chief of stuff” in the news media, Love explains the job like this: “I was his DJ, his Kindle, his travel agent, his valet, his daughters’ basketball coach, his messenger, his punching bag, his alarm clock, his vending machine, his chief of stuff, his note passer, his spades partner, his party planner, his workout partner, his caterer, his small forward, his buffer, his gatekeeper, his surrogate son, and ultimately, his friend.” Early-morning workouts, food and, yes, basketball helped bring them together. They e-mailed each other stat lines from top NBA point guards...
  • BBC TV Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by UK Anti-Semitism

    12/23/2014 4:50:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 12/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, said this week that he was deeply troubled by the anti-Semitism in Europe in general, and in Britain in particular. Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, where he was interviewed by Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi, Cohen said, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”
  • "What in God's name is Pope Francis doing?"

    11/23/2014 2:06:15 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 84 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 23, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As reported in The Boston Globe: "What in God’s name is Pope Francis, a Jesuit, doing? Does he understand the outrage of parents worldwide at rampant priest child abuse? Pressures beyond Vatican control, as I discuss in detail below, can be expected soon to compel much more severe changes if Francis fails to act now effectively and transparently both to curtail child abuse and to make the hierarchy, including himself, accountable to independent Catholic oversight. This governmental pressure has already begun to be applied with respect to Vatican finances, as a result of the continuing European investigations of multiple misdeeds...
  • Chief Justice Hecht Calls on Attorneys to Volunteer (Pro-Bono for UAC's)

    09/21/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    U-Tube ^ | July 31,2014 | Harris County Attorney
    Chief Justice Hecht calls on attorneys to volunteer for unaccompanied minors.
  • Obama's Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status

    09/08/2014 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/8/14 | Authored by Jared Bernstein, originally posted Op-Ed at The NY Times,
    There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American economic policy. After all, who wouldn’t want their currency to be the one that foreign banks and governments want to hold in reserve? But new research reveals that what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles. To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar’s...
  • Minnesota police chief apologizes after decapitating a five-year-old boy's pet chicken

    09/03/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-3-14 | Pete D'amato
    Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger 'dispatched' the chicken on August 16 after a neighbor complained of a 'chicken on the loose' The bird, named Carson Petey, belonged to five-year-old Phoenix Turnbull Phoenix's mother Ashley Turnbull had been asked to remove three hens and two ducks she had given her son as a birthday gift, but was not home when Berger killed the hen
  • UN Chief 'Alarmed' by Israel's State Land Designation

    09/01/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 9/1/14 | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned Israel’s decision to declare 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea as state land, AFP reports. Ban’s spokesman said that the UN chief is "alarmed" by the Israeli plans and feared they could lead to more “settlement activity”. "The Secretary General is alarmed by yesterday's announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called 'state land' nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank," the spokesman said, according to AFP. "The seizure of such a large swath of land risks paving the way for further...