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  • DECODED- "Trump April 26" AM 1630 radio public service announcement, September 20, 2016

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  • Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

    04/24/2017 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2017 | By MIKE ISAAC
    Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion. SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly...
  • I was sexually harassed by Fox's Kimberley G.

    04/23/2017 5:22:00 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 97 replies
    N/A | Self
    I couldn't believe it! There I was innocently watching "The Five", and the camera did a close-up on KG. Right before she started to speak, she looked deeply into my eyes with that "Hey, Big Boy" look, and I just knew she was lusting after my (68+ year old couch potato) bod. I don't ever remember having such a feeling of being cheapened 'like that' ever before. So I rewound the DVR and watched it again. Yep, I'm pretty sure that I was right. To confirm my suspicions, I rewound and watched it at least ten more times.. . ....
  • When breaking the rules of engagement is right

    04/22/2017 5:07:47 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2017 | Roger T. Hill
    The current military culture values enemy lives above those of U.S. troops ANALYSIS/OPINION: Donald Trump and James Mattis came to office vowing to “win” America’s wars again. But unless they change our politically correct military culture, it is certain America won’t. With Thursday night’s cruise missile strikes in Syria, the United States is facing down the barrel of another war in the Middle East. But as President Trump and congressional leadership weigh the risks on an expanded, messy conflict, possibly including U.S. ground forces, they also ought to examine whether a military plagued by overlawyering has what it takes to...
  • Watchdogs in Illinois

    04/21/2017 8:54:15 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the political establishment. Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. So what can the law abiding citizen do? The answer is coming from some regular guys in southern Illinois who decided to hold public officials...
  • Vanity OPINs on BS Parking Ticket

    04/20/2017 2:18:08 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 81 replies
    So I am in my local Podunk town this AM. Running errands etc. One the post office. I am at a 4 way stop and look over to my left and see a mail box on the opposite side of the road, my side of the intersection. Good deal. There is no on coming traffic or from any other direction or coming up from behind. I am alone in the intersection. Throw it in park jump out (door open),run to the box deposit mail,run back put er in D and go through a still empty 4 way stop. Cop pulls...
  • Northampton (MA) cited as city choosing not to comply with ICE

    04/20/2017 2:05:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/20/17 | Hayes
    Northampton has been cited as one of the many cities choosing not to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. President Trump’s executive order released on Jan. 27 seeks to cut federal funding from sanctuary cities that don’t arrest or detain illegal immigrants. In 2014, Northampton mayor David Narkewicz issued an executive order declaring that the city will not comply with ICE detainer requests unless there is a judicially issued warrant or the individual has committed a criminal act. Narkewicz, a 1990 University of Massachusetts alumnus, addressed some misunderstandings regarding sanctuary cities. “The term sanctuary is used in...
  • Judge's Death 'Suspicious' and Police Want More Information

    04/19/2017 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Oratam · 32 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 19, 2017 | Aidan Gardiner
    MANHATTAN — The death of the pioneering judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam has been deemed "suspicious" by investigators who are seeking more information, NYPD officials said Wednesday. Abdus-Salaam, who was the first African-American woman to sit on New York state's highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River near West 132nd Street about 1:45 p.m. on April 12, officials said. “There's no apparent trauma to her body. We don't believe she was in the water a long time,” the NYPD's Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at the time. But in the ensuing week, few answers emerged. Investigators said Wednesday morning...
  • Russia claims it can wipe out entire US Navy with a single ‘electronic bomb’

    04/18/2017 6:50:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 19th April 2017 | Tom Michael
    RUSSIA has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming. A news report from the country – where the media is essentially controlled by the state – said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless. The newsreader says: “Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite.” The news report claims a single Russian war plane flew several times around American destroyer the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea several years ago, disabling its...
  • That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

    04/18/2017 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | April 18, 2017 | By Kieren McCarthy
    Didn't we fix this back in 2005? Apparently not Click this link (don't fret, nothing malicious). Chances are your browser displays "apple.com" in the address bar. What about this one? Goes to "epic.com," right?Wrong. They are in fact carefully crafted but entirely legitimate domains in non-English languages that are designed to look exactly the same as common English words. The real domains for the two above links are: xn--80ak6aa92e.com and xn--e1awd7f.com.In quick testing by El Reg, Chrome 57 on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12, and Firefox 52 on macOS, display apple.com and epic.com rather than the actual domains. We're told...
  • What “permanent drought”? New all-time rainfall record set for California

    04/17/2017 11:42:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | April 14, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the California Dept. of Water ResourcesNorthern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record Atmospheric Rivers Pushed Total to 89.7 Inches since October 1 SACRAMENTO – Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously since 1920 from Shasta Lake to the American River basin.Source: https://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/precipapp/get8SIPrecipIndex.actionToday’s total surpassed the previous record of 88.5 inches recorded in the entirety of Water Year...
  • L A Times ... deceptively hides ... US massive reduction of reducction of emissions (truc)

    04/17/2017 11:15:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | April 17, 2017 | Guest essay by Larry Hamlin
    An April 16, 2017 L A Times article entitled “Climate goal in peril” presents a graph which portrays US greenhouse gas emission reductions as falling short of Obama’s voluntary and unenforceable 2015 Paris agreement pledge.The L A Times article graph very selectively presents US greenhouse gas emissions data for years 2011 through 2015 along with a projection for year 2025 versus Obama’s Paris agreement voluntary goal for that year.The graph also shows the minimal role (5%) that California Governor Brown’s massively costly and bureaucratically intrusive (imposed on tens of millions of California citizens) SB 32 greenhouse gas reduction targets play...
  • Hackers Targeted Dissidents, Journalists in Latin American “Progressive” Countries, Study Shows

    04/17/2017 3:04:21 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 10 April 2017 | Karina Martin
    A study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab revealed information on hackers hired by member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for America (ALBA) to pursue and persecute opponents of their governments. The study, covering seven years from 2008 to 2014, denounced the attacks, which were mainly aimed at political figures, journalists, opinion leaders, or businessmen, and have been mainly uncovered in Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Argentina, within the parameters of the so-called socialism of the 21st century. “The attackers, whom we call packrats, have shown a keen systematic interest in the political opposition and the independent press in the...
  • How This Canadian Woman Catfished an NBA star and an Aspiring Model, Almost Ruining Their Lives

    04/15/2017 12:06:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 14, 2017 | ANDREW PAPARELLA, MARC DORIAN, JONATHAN BALTHASAR and LAUREN EFFRON
    Shelly Chartier is a soft-spoken Canadian woman who seems so childlike at first that she looks more like a teenager than someone in their 30s. The 33-year-old lived an isolated life for years caring for her invalid mother inside their small home in the tiny town of Easterville, located in the Canadian province of Manitoba. She only has a 6th grade education and had no contact with the outside world except for a computer and an internet connection. Given her seemingly simple and very quiet life, it’s hard to imagine that Chartier was the mastermind behind a massive “catfishing” scheme...
  • A Hunting We Will Go

    04/14/2017 9:38:55 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 5 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/14/2017 | blueunicorn6
    It's that time of year again! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for THE GREAT DOG EASTER EGG HUNT! We'll be filling pastel colored, plastic Easter eggs with dog treats and hiding them in the living room for the furry fools to find! It's kind of like a cross between a Black Friday department store opening and a shark feeding frenzy. Actually, that's the same description I would use for when the keg gets tapped at the family reunion. I guess the difference here is that the dogs don't pull knives on each other. The Little Dog would if he...
  • CNN reporters VERY disrespectful to the President

    04/14/2017 7:23:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    CNN News | 14 April 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I check CNN's front page every now and then just to see what they're covering, or if they are covering anything important other than bashing Trump 24/7. The headline "Trump gets a taste for pulling the trigger" caught my eye. I was weakened by temptation due to the childish nature of the headline and decided to scan the article. Then I saw phrases/words like this: "In just the last week, the rookie commander in chief has presided over the use of some of the most powerful weaponry in the US arsenal" "he is one President who relishes ordering the use...
  • Anger as ‘Troll’ Rachel Dolezal Declares She’s on Historic Mission to Fix South Africa’s

    It’s been just over three years since Nelson Mandela’s death, and South Africa will soon welcome a new historic figure calling for unity: Rachel Dolezal. The controversial former NAACP leader, who was outed as white in 2015 but who says she “identifies” as black, is headed to Africa to speak in favor of a non-racial society. “Race is a lie,” Dolezal recently told the BBC. “How can I be accused of lying about a lie?” Dolezal, who recently changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, will speak on April 19 at the first inaugural meeting of a group called the...
  • Trump May Send Up To 50,000 Troops To Syria

    04/13/2017 3:41:05 PM PDT · by blam · 128 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-13-2017 | Tyler Durden
    It appears that Mike Cernovich, who earlier this week wrote that Trump's national security advisor, Gen. H.R.McMaster, was planning on sending as many as 150,000 troops to Syria, may have been right again. According to Bloomberg commentator Eli Lake, who has now made a habit of confirming Cernovich "conspiracy theories" (he did so previously with the Susan Rice scoop), Trump may be on the verge of escalating the proxy war in Syria by sending anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 troops on the ground, and - if Cernovich is indeed correct - as much as three times more. Per Lake, after...
  • The Propaganda Game, Game

    04/13/2017 10:39:20 AM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    Board Game Geek ^ | 1966 | Robert W. Allen
    The game consists of an 88 page book which includes the rules of play and descriptions of numerous propaganda techniques, 40 cards containing propaganda quotations, four 'prediction dials', and a score chart. Players decide on which section of techniques they wish to compete. (e.g.-Self-deception, Language, Irrelevance, Exploitation, etc.) One player reads a quote and then all players secretly decide which technique is being employed. Players then vote on the outcome... majority rules. Each player who did NOT vote with the majority MUST then try to sway the popular voters to change their vote... each minority voter gets one minute to...
  • USD Drops After Trump Claims Dollar ’Is Getting Too Strong’

    04/13/2017 6:42:08 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 4/12/2017 | Christian Lewis
    The US Dollar reversed gains against its major counterparts following the release of comments from President Trump. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump made claims that the dollar 'is getting too strong' and that this will eventually hurt the United States - a USD sell-off ensued in the immediate aftermath of the comments.