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  • Covington Catholic lawyer adds Rep. Ilhan Omar to ‘libel,’ ‘get sued’ list

    01/24/2019 3:23:35 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 45 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/24/19 | Griffin Connolly
    Rep. Ilhan Omar is the latest public figure to catch the attention of the attorney for the Covington Catholic students, Robert Barnes, who is threatening to sue just about anyone who he thinks spread “libel” against his clients. “This is libel. Retract, or get sued,” Barnes tweeted, quoting a now-deleted tweet from the Minnesota Democrat in which she claimed the teens were at fault for the confrontation Saturday at the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C., between the students from the Northern Kentucky school and Native American Nathan Phillips. “The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled...
  • Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety

    01/24/2019 2:35:59 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 14, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens. Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary.
  • Problems with Pittsburgh's proposed gun control ordinance

    01/24/2019 2:29:45 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | January 15, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.
  • The Covington Fiasco Is a Perfect Example of Why the Founders Distrusted Democracy

    01/23/2019 8:22:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    In the shallow world of modernity, we throw around a word like “democracy” as a stand-in for “things that I like.” Many in popular culture and elite institutions promote democracy as a cure for all that ails us—an unquestioned and unqualified blessing. Still others turn on a dime and hope for its demise as soon as it produces outcomes they don’t like. While democracy often plays a good and necessary role in a self-governing society, we have lost the healthy skepticism of its worst excesses that the Founding Fathers understood when they established the governing institutions of the United States....
  • Mike Pompeo: Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro can’t expel US diplomats

    01/23/2019 7:53:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2019 07:49 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro lacks “the legal authority” to expel American diplomats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. “The United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela,” Pompeo warned in a statement. “Accordingly the United States does not consider former president Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata.” Maduro ordered the departure of American officials earlier Wednesday after President Trump announced his support for a leading opposition figure who has claimed the constitutional authority to supplant the socialist...
  • Native American activist Nathan Phillips has violent criminal record and escaped from jail

    01/23/2019 6:11:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 113 replies
    Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who falsely accused Covington Catholic High School students of blocking him during a confrontation he initiated, has a criminal record — including assault and escape from jail — and appears to have misrepresented his military service. Phillips, 63, suggested high school junior Nick Sandmann, the teenager at the center of the viral encounter after separate D.C. rallies, face expulsion for failing to "accept any responsibility” or apologize to Phillips publicly. In his own teenage years and early 20s, Phillips, using his adoptive name Nathaniel R. Stanard, was charged with escaping from prison, assault, and...
  • Hacker Uses Nest Camera to Broadcast Hoax Nuke Alert

    01/23/2019 6:09:11 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    security week ^ | 1/23/2019 | AFP
    <p>Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.</p> <p>A couple living in a California town near San Francisco told local media they experienced "sheer terror" over the weekend when a Nest security camera atop their family's television issued a realistic-sounding warning of missiles heading to the United States from North Korea.</p>
  • City officials to enforce required reporting of missing or stolen guns

    01/23/2019 4:23:05 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 01/23/2019 | Tommy Rowan,
    City officials announced Wednesday they would dust off and enforce a decade-old ordinance designed to assure that lost or stolen guns are properly reported. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said at a morning news conference that the city’s Failure to Report Lost or Stolen Firearm code has been underused by gun owners. The code dictates heavy fines and possible jail time for any gun owner who does not tell authorities when a firearm is lost or stolen. Krasner said many guns claimed to be lost or stolen never were. "They were sold illegally, and they end up in the hands...
  • Saudi Sisters Found Dead & Duct Taped Together Died By Suicide

    01/23/2019 4:38:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 60 replies
    Refinert29 ^ | January 23, 2019 | Leah Carroll
    Medical examiners in New York have ruled that the mysterious deaths of two sisters found dead and duct taped together on the banks of the Hudson River was a double suicide. The cause of death was drowning. The bodies of Rotana Ferea, 23 and Tala Farea, 16 were discovered on October, 24 2018 near the George Washington Bridge. They were quickly identified as Saudi citizens who had gone missing from a shelter-like facility, possibly for abused women, in Fairfax, Virginia in August. "Today, my office determined that the death of the Farea sisters was the result of suicide, in which...
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO LEAVE LEADERSHIP POSTS AMID CLAIMS SHE RETALIATED AGAINST RAPE VICTIM

    01/23/2019 4:16:59 PM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2019 | chuck ross
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by a foundation supervisor. Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus. She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
  • Erdogan pledges support to Maduro after U.S. backs opposition rival

    01/23/2019 3:56:44 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jan 23 2019 | none stated
    Erdoğan phones Maduro after U.S. backs opposition leader Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in a show of support after U.S. President Donald Trump formally recognised Maduro’s rival as the interim president of Venezuela, Spanish daily El Pais reported on Wednesday. Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president on Wednesday, a surprise move the 35-year-old said was the only way to save the country from “dictatorship” under Maduro. The United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and other U.S. regional allies quickly recognised Guaidó, prompting a defiant response from Maduro, who accused Washington of...
  • Microsoft Teams with Establishment ‘NewsGuard’ to Create News Blacklist

    01/23/2019 3:37:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2019 | Allum Boakhri
    Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default setting on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news blacklist by warning users away from sites including Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail. The browser extension, called “Newsguard,” presents users with a red warning label if they navigate to a website that it judges to be unreliable. A “green” rating is given to websites that NewsGuard considers trustworthy. A number of pro-Trump websites, including Breitbart News, are...
  • Lawyer Representing Covington Kids Receives Bomb Threat After Giving Notice Retract or Lawsuits

    01/23/2019 3:13:40 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 23, 2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: Lawyer Representing Covington Kids Receives Bomb Threat After Giving Celebs and Journalists 48 Hour Notice to Retract or Face Lawsuits Robert Barnes, the lawyer representing several of the families from Covington Catholic High School, received a bomb threat on Wednesday afternoon. The threat comes after he gave 48 hour notice for celebrities, media outlets, politicians and journalists 48 hours to retract and apologize for any defamatory statements against the Covington kids or potentially be named in lawsuits next week. The threat was emailed and used the same deadline. It said, “I am coming to bomb...
  • It's time to end DACA – It's unconstitutional unless approved by Congress

    01/23/2019 2:22:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court failed Tuesday to grant the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order that prevents the president from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But it’s not the end of the story. Importantly, the high court didn’t reject the request filed by the Justice Department to allow President Trump to end DACA. The request is still pending. If the Supreme Court grants the Justice Department’s appeal of the lower court order between now and the end of June, the case to determine the fate of the DACA program will be heard...
  • Attorney Robert Barnes Gives Covington Smear Merchants 48 Hours to Retract Libel and Slander

    01/23/2019 2:05:16 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2019 | Sundance
    Attorney Robert Barnes explains to ‘Fox & Friends’ that any ‘false statements’ made about the students needs to be retracted and corrected within 48 hours or the subjects who targeted the Covington High School students will face lawsuits. Mr. Barnes explains the specific laws that apply to minors; the process for libel damages under the current circumstances; and further outlines he is providing his legal services free of charge in order to stop malicious smears.
  • IRS Loophole: Millions Of Illegal Aliens Are Getting A Bigger Tax Refund Than You Are

    01/23/2019 2:02:47 PM PST · by for-q-clinton · 38 replies
    ABC News 13 ^ | Brown | Tim
    Watch the ABC video at this link. Bottom line: Illegals are getting welfare (via the earned income tax credit). Humblegunner this is NOT my blog it just came up when I wanted to share the video so please don't say I'm pushing my blog. If you would like to copy and paste the whole thing please do.
  • Texas Rancher Offers Land for Border Wall, Tells Pelosi: ‘Ma’am, I Don’t Know Where You(T)’

    01/23/2019 2:01:02 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/23/2019 | C Bannister
    Full header" "Texas Rancher Offers Land for Border Wall, Tells Pelosi: ‘Ma’am, I Don’t Know Where You Get Your Facts’" Ruperto Escobar, a 75 year-old, seventh-generation Texas farmer, is offering to donate property to the federal government where it can build a border wall, because he has suffered a lifetime of harm due to illegal immigration. “The problem there right now is primarily drug trafficking. The Illegal immigrants traveling through there are not so prominent, anymore, like they used to be,” Escobar told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday. In his 75 years living on the border, he has...
  • Nathan Phillips rally protesters attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

    01/23/2019 1:44:15 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2019 | Ed Condon
    Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- While demonstrators chanted and played ceremonial drums, protesters at a rally led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, DC’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.The group of demonstrators was stopped by shrine security as it tried to enter the church during its 5:15 pm Vigil Mass, according to a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass.“It was really upsetting,” the guard told CNA.“There...
  • Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism'

    01/23/2019 1:17:04 PM PST · by detective · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 21, 2019 | JOHN VERHOVE
    Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a breakfast Monday morning in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out. "The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists," Biden said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network....
  • At least 5 dead after shooting at SunTrust bank in Sebring

    01/23/2019 1:01:01 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 48 replies
    WFLA ^ | 23 JAN 19 350 PM EST | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    SEBRING, Fla. (WFLA) - An incident inside a central Florida bank ended with "several people down" on Wednesday afternoon. Sebring police officials say a man called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported that he had fired shots inside the SunTrust Bank on US-27 South in Sebring. Sebring police officers and Highlands County deputies responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the bank. Our news helicopter flying over the scene saw a massive law enforcement presence as police tried to negotiate with the man barricaded inside. Police were unsuccessful at first but say the man eventually surrendered after...