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  • Obama Warns of Donald Trump’s “Ignorance”

    05/30/2016 4:56:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 5/27/2016 | Admin
    Speaking at a press conference in Ise City, Japan on Thursday, President Obama said that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was causing a lot of consternation among world leaders. Answering a question about Trump at the G-7 Summit, Obama said many international leaders were “surprised” by some of the billionaire’s comments in recent months. “They’re rattled by it,” Obama said, “and for good reason. Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is...
  • (Howie) Carr: Liz Warren knows biz of sweetheart real estate deal

    05/30/2016 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet
    Boston Herald ^ | May 29, 2016 | Howie Carr
    "Buy low, sell high" is the real estate philosophy of both Donald Trump and the fake Indian - but never confuse the nature of their investments. The difference is fundamental: Trump is a greedy evil Republican, and Elizabeth Warren is a warmhearted, selfless Democrat. Trump avariciously acquires property because he's a "small, insecure money-grabber," as Fauxcahontas called him this week. On the other hand, she and her husband are humanitarians, "fortunate to be in a position where they have been able to help relatives buy their homes ... to support their efforts to make a living." Not by giving the...
  • Hillary Clinton Caught With Lesbian Lovers

    05/30/2016 1:48:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Hillary Clinton repeatedly used unsecured phones to contact four of her lesbian lovers — sparking a bombshell scandal that could doom her bid for the White House, The National ENQUIRER has learned in a blockbuster world exclusive! “It is my understanding that Hillary was careless — very careless,” spilled one top Beltway insider. “What she wants to do in her own bedroom is her own business. But she didn’t take the necessary steps to keep her romps with other women secret, and now it’s going to explode in front of every American voter!”
  • How Women DESTROY NATIONS [trunc] [Sequel to Why Women...]

    05/29/2016 9:28:07 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
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  • Horowitz: No Apologies for Calling Bill Kristol ‘Renegade Jew’ [David Horowitz]

    05/17/2016 5:13:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | David Horowitz
    My article “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew” has created something of a firestorm on social media (#RenegadeJew) and inspired some illiterate and unjust attacks on Breitbart.com and also me. To answer one oft-repeated question, I did write the headline with the “Renegade Jew” phrase and Breitbart chose to run it as-is. Some illiterate anti-Semites have picked up on the phrase without understanding it. Some neo-conservatives have called me names as well, displaying their own brand of inarticulate hate without bothering to respond to the actual argument of my piece. So to clarify: I understand that a lot of conservatives...
  • [October 21, 2015] Foundation of 'dark Web' steps into the light

    05/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/15 04:52 PM EDT | David Perera
    The Tor Project, the foundation of the crime-infiltrated "dark Web," is trying to soften its public image — but without backing away from the anonymous Web-surfing technology that has made it so controversial with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For about a decade, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit has provided free software that lets activists and political dissidents visit websites and exchange messages outside the scrutiny of oppressive governments. But the same software HAS ALLOWED HIDDEN MARKETS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, GUNS, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO FLOURISH, while heightening U.S. intelligence agencies' worries about technology providing an unbreakable wall...
  • VIDEO: Bank Robber’s First Mistake Was Loading The Wrong Ammunition, His Second Was …

    An Ohio criminal made the mistake of robbing a bank that had an armed, off-duty police officer inside — and loaded his gun with the wrong kind of ammunition. The now-deceased 20-year-old Terry Frost III timed his robbery perfectly Wednesday, and knew the exact moment the teller withdrew $90,000 from the ATM. Police have now released surveillance footage of the shooting. Frost sprinted into a Madison, Ohio bank and within seconds jumped the front desk, grabbed the bag, and then found himself on the receiving end of Officer Kevin Hankerson’s weapon. Frost pointed his weapon, wrapped in a plastic shopping...
  • The 'Ferguson Effect': Obama's Unprecedented Assault on Law Enforcement

    05/29/2016 6:54:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 29, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky & Brad Schlozman
    As the sun sets on President Obama’s tenure, it seems his administration is taking every last opportunity to make its mark on our culture. The Department of Justice is not at all bashful about overreaching well beyond its authority and handicapping local police forces at the expense of state sovereignty and community safety. Conservative Review presents a two-part in-depth series from legal experts Hans von Spakovsky and Brad Schlozman that chronicles the administration’s unprecedented assault on local law enforcement. The DOJ’s quest exploits civil rights to travel far outside its proscribed jurisdiction. It is the worst sort of overcorrection to...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Inside the Leftist Religion That Worships Bloodshed and Mayhem

    05/29/2016 6:18:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    onservativereview ^ | May 29, 2016 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    The International Socialist Organization (ISO) defended of 120 gang members arrested for 8 murders and drug dealing in New York City: ISO does not care about the victims of crime. Those who acquiesce to the laws of the system are at worst secular infidels — enemies of the people — and at best they are in the way of the march toward the Revolutionary Apocalypse of Marxist prophecy. Their hatred of police and civil society runs so deep that they will uphold killers and drug dealers, and the law-abiding citizens be damned. Anyone who listens to Marxists who have spent...
  • New poll out of Oregon bears more bad news for Hillary Clinton (Had to post this!)

    05/29/2016 5:04:34 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/27/2016 | Jacob B.
    While it’s a statistical dead heat, that is not supposed to happen to her in the Beaver State. In addition, she is getting walloped by Trump in independent voters according to that survey... It looks as if the Democratic Party’s freakout will be here to stay. If she can’t win Oregon…
  • Kentucky man caught with cross embedded in tires after Memorial Day display vandalism

    05/29/2016 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    WATE (ABC) ^ | 5/29/16
    Henderson Police Department made an arrest in a vandalism case after they found the suspect’s car with a cross and stake to hold the cross embedded in his tires. Anthony Lavelle Burrus, 27, charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. Burrus was arrested after police said a vehicle drove through the Memorial Day cross display at at 5:55 a.m. Saturday in Central Park in Henderson, Kentucky.
  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 12:24:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    The push to enroll people in government welfare programs gives new meaning to ‘the land of the free.’ ====================================================================================================================== Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. I called the service department to get my number reassigned to my new phone—and that’s when something went wrong. A series of transfers between various representatives left me wondering if I would ever have a working phone. Turn the phone...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Try to Achieve as Much Consensus as I Can'

    05/29/2016 11:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT | John Raby
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can’t do it on his own. Roberts’ comments at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia come as the justices have struggled to reach decisions in several cases this term with the court split evenly between conservative and liberal members. The court has had eight members since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “I try to achieve as much consensus as I can,” Roberts said. “We kind of have to have a commitment as a group. I think...
  • Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged

    05/29/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 2:48 AM EDT
    Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said. A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been extensively defaced by graffiti. The vandalism occurred sometime during the past week, KCAL/KCBS-TV reported. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. News of the vandalism came as another veterans-related memorial was...
  • Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy

    05/29/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said critics should stop focusing on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email controversy and start concentrating on the issues facing the country. "This goes on and on and on. We're reaching the final stages of a primary," she said on ABC's "This Week" in an interview that aired Sunday. An internal watchdog determined in a report sent to Capitol Hill last week that Clinton and her senior aides didn't comply with the State Department's record-keeping policies. The report said Clinton never requested permission to use her personal server, and it "would not" have been approved, in part,...
  • #MayorYogaPants wants you to THANK the felons for their service!

    05/29/2016 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 9 replies
    KFI AM 640 Talk Radio ^ | Posted May 27th, 2016 @ 3:44pm | John and Ken
    Get a load of this! So #MayorYogaPants Garcetti, with all of his brilliant knowledge and inclusive wisdom, wants us to THANK our felons for their service! This clip was not altered in any way. This is your Mayor ladies and gentlemen: Listen to the 41 second audio clip at: http://kfiam640.iheart.com/onair/john-and-ken-37487/mayoryogapants-wants-you-to-thank-the-14760420/
  • Feinstein on Clinton's Private Server: She Just Wanted To Talk To Bill and Chelsea: It Is What It Is

    05/29/2016 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends "and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails." "Oh wait a second, I don't believe she was trying to hide anything," Feinstein said. "I've known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and...
  • It's not their fault, it's yours! Swedish GIRLS blamed for rise in migrant sex attacks

    05/29/2016 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | May 26, 2016 | REBECCA PERRING & LIZZIE STROMME
    SWEDISH police have blamed Scandinavian teenage girls' “Nordic alcohol culture” and Western behaviour for a steep rise in sex attacks carried out by migrants. The damning police report, which is looking at why Sweden has the worst rates of physical and sexual violence committed against women and girls in Europe, has also excused refugees who it says “cannot handle the alcohol”. Shockingly, the report revealed the majority of sex attack victims were under the age 15. The report also warns that girls in Sweden are called “whores” and abused for “their clothes” which leaves many too scared to walk the...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions

    05/29/2016 6:39:08 AM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO
    Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions By GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 pm Criminal prosecutions under the obscure foreign-lobbying law said to be at the center of the federal investigation into Gov. Terry McAuliffe are exceedingly rare. In the past 50 years, prosecutors have brought just seven cases. If the probe leads to charges against McAuliffe under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA — which he says will not happen, because investigators have no evidence of a violation — the Democratic governor would be the highest-profile figure...
  • Dropping the Bomb: Why Did the U.S. Unleash Its Terrible Weapon?

    05/29/2016 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 149 replies
    New American ^ | 21 August 1995 | John F. McManus
    Much of the historical perspective on the era holds that the Japanese were prepared to fight to their very last man, and that until the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been visited upon their homeland Japanese leaders had no intention of surrendering. But in fact the Japanese had sent peace feelers to the West as early as 1942, only six months after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. More would come in a flood long before the fateful use of the atomic bombs. In her 1956 book, The Enemy at His Back, journalist Elizabeth Churchill Brown supplied overwhelming...
  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 3:46:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This list was originally published by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on learnaboutguns.com, where it was republished. It is a compilation worth keeping.  The list was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then. I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department...
  • More harassment of gun owners by Sacramento

    05/28/2016 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO – The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the Legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year they push new rounds of “reasonable and common sense” gun laws, few of which seem reasonable given they target law-abiding owners. To many legislators, the Second Amendment is the real loophole. Most Register Opinion readers already know this, of course, but they might not understand some other dismal realities: Law enforcement is generally not on our side on this. For instance, Assemblyman...
  • Trump’s Touching Gesture After Rally Brings Grieving Mother to Tears

    05/28/2016 8:46:02 PM PDT · by jennychase · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/28/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Cell phone footage captured at Wednesday’s campaign rally shows Donald Trump’s touching and spontaneous interaction with a group of mothers who attended the rally and who lost their children to illegal alien violence. The footage shows Trump kissing and signing posters of the mothers’ deceased children after his rally in Anaheim, Californi
  • DePaul president: Campus Black Lives Matter activists like D-Day troops

    05/28/2016 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 64 replies
    .washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>The president of DePaul University likens campus race activists who shut down a conservative event to troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II.</p> <p>A letter issued by Rev. Dennis Holtschneider said the students were wrong — yet also very much like Allied Forces who fought and died in France on June 6, 1944.</p>
  • American Minute for May 29th:

    05/28/2016 7:45:31 PM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.americanminute.com/ ^ | 5/28/16 | William Federer
    He was awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being shot. This was John F. Kennedy, born MAY 29, 1917. In the Introduction to a 16-volume American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States (Dell Publishing Co., 1960), John F. Kennedy wrote: "History, after all, is the memory of a nation. Just as memory enables the individual to learn, to choose goals...to avoid making the same mistake twice... so history is the...
  • Filmed having sex with boys in school bathroom: The disturbing story...

    05/28/2016 7:01:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/16 | Katie Mettler
    The 15-year-old girl had only been a student at South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Fla., for two weeks when she went looking for her new crush in the boys’ bathroom. She’d spent the prior two years in and out of treatment facilities, her mother told NBC2, learning to cope with the horrors of the sex slave industry into which she had been trafficked at age 13. So when she tracked down her crush after school last week and he asked her for sex, her mother said through a victims’ advocate, the young teen agreed. But then word...
  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • World War II Vet Recovering After Oxygen Tank Beating

    05/28/2016 5:39:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 28, 2016
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano. North Port police say Erickson hit him in the head multiple times with the tank before leaving him on the floor to die. They say she returned to the home the next day, found him still alive and called paramedics. She denied any connection to the beating.
  • AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit (felons voting)

    05/28/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/27/16 | Michael Martz
    AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:15 pm Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time. The attorney general filed a response on Friday to the GOP motion filed earlier this week to seek expedited hearing of the suit against the governor with aim of preventing Virginians whose...
  • Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room (satire)

    05/28/2016 3:57:10 PM PDT · by randita · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:16 am A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare: An exasperated Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in damage-control mode. “Problems, I got plenty! “You see what Guinness left in that punch bowl? I tweet out a picture of the new puppy. How were people not gonna love it? Not the Republicans! Obenshain and that big bald guy who’s nuts about guns, Gilbert, dumped all over me ’cause I named the Lab for an Irish beer. Who said if you want a friend in politics,...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

    05/28/2016 1:33:49 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in...
  • Clinton email headache is about to get worse

    05/28/2016 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28th, 2016 | By Julian Hattem
    Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse. A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill. Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year. In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet. “All of that feeds...
  • Thugs rob off-duty cop in Brooklyn, causing shootout

    05/28/2016 12:40:36 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2016 | By Shawn Cohen and Natalie Musumeci
    The unidentified cop was confronted by four to six men who robbed him of his Rolex watch, ring and jewelry on Grove Street and Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick at around 3:40 a.m., sources said. There was an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects firing two rounds and the officer firing one round, sources said. No one was injured during the shootout. The cop was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was treated for [scroll down] tinnitus[!]
  • Legally-armed citizen won't be prosecuted in fatal Mandeville shooting

    05/28/2016 12:38:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/28/16 | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A legally-armed citizen who fatally shot an attacker at a Mandeville convenience store in April will not be prosecuted, St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomry said Friday (May 27). Mandeville police investigators concluded Shawn Breland, 42, of Folsom, was the aggressor at the Shell gasoline station and convenience store at 3959 Louisiana 22. "Although Mr. Breland's death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the shooting was legally justified under the circumstances and will not pursue criminal changes based on the evidence submitted to date," Montgomery said in a news release that included surveillance camera video of the incident....
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • Netanyahu apologizes for condemning 'nationalistic rape'

    05/28/2016 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/16 | Ari Yashar & Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu apologized for condemning an incident which three Arabs raped a 20-year-old mentally disabled Jewish girl for "nationalistic" motives Thursday night, saying Friday that he "regretted" commenting on it. "As reported, the incident caused me deep pain and shock," Netanyahu posted on Facebook Friday. "With that, I had no right to relate to it until the issue was investigated, and I regret that." In a post on his Facebook page Thursday, Netanyahu wrote that the rape “is a horrifying crime that requires wall to wall condemnation, but such condemnation has for some reason not been heard –...
  • Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

    05/28/2016 12:19:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 5.27.16 | Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
  • Indonesia Approves Death Penalty For Child Rapists

    05/28/2016 11:54:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2016
    Indonesia has toughened its punishments for child rapists to include the death penalty and chemical castration. It follows outrage over several recent violent crimes, including the gang-rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. President Joko Widodo said the regulation was "intended to overcome the crisis caused by sexual violence against children". Previously, the maximum sentence for rape, of either an adult or a child, was 14 years in jail. People jailed for sexual offences against children may also now be made to wear electronic monitoring devices after their release.
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Greens Blame Donald Trump for Crumbling Paris Climate Accord (^)

    05/28/2016 9:33:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Eric Worrall
    Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal If Donald Trump wins and pulls the U.S. out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke. But — as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern —...
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • 5 Rules Clinton Broke Using Her Secret Server

    05/28/2016 8:08:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    01 - Clinton violated a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) she signed upon becoming Secretary by retaining records with classified information. 02 - Clinton violated State Department regulations forbidding the storage of classified information anywhere other than "the chancery" or "consulate" even for "reasons of personal convenience." 03 - Clinton used a BlackBerry to transmit classified information despite State Deparment policy prohibiting its use. 04 - Clinton violated State Department policy by giving classified material to her lawyer despite the fact that he lacked an "approved classified material storage facility." 05 - Clinton violated federal rules requiring that she turn over work-related...
  • Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown

    05/28/2016 7:18:58 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 66 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-28-16 | NICHOLAS CASEY and PATRICIA TORRES
    The courts? Closed most days. The bureau to start a business? Same thing. The public defender’s office? That’s been converted into a food bank for government employees. Step by step, Venezuela has been shutting down. This country has long been accustomed to painful shortages, even of basic foods. But Venezuela keeps drifting further into uncharted territory. In recent weeks, the government has taken what may be one of the most desperate measures ever by a country to save electricity: A shutdown of many of its offices for all but two half-days each week. But that is only the start of...
  • Clinton vs. Trump: The Worst Choice Ever!

    05/28/2016 6:24:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Robert Morrison
    Hillary Clinton was serving as the United States Secretary of State in 2011 when word came of Muammar Kaddafi’s bloody lynching by a Libyan mob. The death followed upon the heels of Madame Secretary’s visit to Libya. That prompted her to laugh. She boasted to reporters: “We came, we saw, he died.” Trump has stirred the cauldron for every crazed conspiracy theorist in the country. He is the darling of what Theodore Roosevelt playfully labeled “the lunatic fringe.” He fails what I have called The Alamogordo Test for Presidential Candidates. Americans are too sensible to entrust such a loon with...
  • 3 Facts That Will Change Everything You Believe About U.S. Foreign Policy

    05/28/2016 4:22:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 5/27/2016 | Nick Bernabe
    (ANTIMEDIA) The Unites States has the world’s most powerful military — and a huge budget to match it. In fact, the U.S. spends more on defense than the next seven countries’ military budgets combined. America’s navy has been branded a “Global Force for Good,” and U.S. military operations around the world are sold to the public as freedom-by-force operations (see: Operation Iraqi Freedom). But what is the truth about America’s foreign policy? Is America truly a benevolent empire hell-bent on raining democracy-by-drone strikes around the world? To answer this question, we looked at America’s arms global deals and came to...