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  • Border Patrol lacks technology to detect, stop drones carrying drugs

    01/02/2018 10:23:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 02, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Border Patrol agents are increasingly worried about the threat from drug-cartel-flown drones, after agents spotted 13 drones suspected of carrying drugs across one section of the U.S.-Mexico border in just one four-day period in November. Cartels are aware that the U.S. lacks the ability to detect the drones, much less to interdict them, making them a choice method for smuggling high-dollar hard drugs into the country, agents said. They said the fact that they even spotted the 13 drones was serendipitous and only hints at the scope of the real problem. “We’re seeing an uptick. We flat-out just don’t have...
  • Media struggle to comprehend the Trump-Russia probe: Collusion? Obstruction? Conspiracy?

    01/02/2018 10:11:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    After nearly nine months of a special counsel probe into President Trump's links to Russia, the press is still searching for a way to describe it, and in many cases, still appears to be learning on the fly what it's all about. The press eagerly jumped into the fray last summer by saying special counsel Robert Mueller was looking for signs of "collusion" between Trump and Russia that might have helped him defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The press moved away from that word in the fall, and started zeroing in on the idea that Trump might actually...
  • Trump ICE pick: Politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes

    01/02/2018 10:07:36 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/2/2018 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump's pick to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday called for a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, saying politicians who help run them should be charged with crimes. In an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said the Department of Justice needs "to file charges against the sanctuary cities" and "hold back their funding." Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held "personally accountable." "We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court,...
  • Dangers of Government Control

    01/02/2018 9:31:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives -- the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board controls our money supply. Its governors are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate and serve 14-year staggered terms. They have the power to cripple an economy, as they did during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Their...
  • 2017: Chicago Homicides Outnumber U.S. Military Casualties 18 to 1

    01/02/2018 9:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2018 | 12:13 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017 and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. That’s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense’s press office. The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.) From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9...
  • The Times Rides to Mueller's Rescue

    01/02/2018 8:54:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 02, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency? As James Comey's FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have, for 18 months, failed to prove Donald Trump's "collusion" with the Kremlin, what was it, in mid-2016, that justified starting this investigation? What was the basis for the belief Trump was colluding, that he was the Manchurian candidate of Vladimir Putin? What evidence did the FBI cite to get FISA court warrants to surveil and wiretap Trump's team? Republican...
  • Democrats plan MLK holiday ‘teach-ins’ to rally against Trump tax cuts

    01/02/2018 5:58:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/02/18 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats will hold a series of “teach-ins” to celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday, hoping to rally Americans against the GOP’s tax bill as they seek to regain their legislative footing. After ending 2017 on defense, watching from the sidelines as the GOP approved a landmark tax code overhaul and repealed a major portion of Obamacare, Democrats are vowing to try to push their agenda in 2018. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is slated to meet with top White House officials Wednesday, said she’ll pursue a series of “long-overdue, bipartisan priorities” for more spending, including the opioid epidemic,...
  • Iran's female protesters show how vacuous American feminists are

    01/02/2018 5:39:50 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Nicole Russell
    Iranian men and women have been actively and vocally speaking out against their oppressive regime for the last few days. The women, in particular, have provided a sight to behold: Many are removing their hijabs, protesting the Iranian dress code, and literally shouting against Khamenei in the streets. ... Still, the overwhelming progressive response to these courageous women has been strange, if not telling. Hardly any self-proclaimed feminists have cheered on the Iranian women who are so boldly speaking out against a dictatorship that would rather see them dead than sans hijab. Conservatives and liberals alike are well aware the...
  • Congressional investigators find irregularities in FBI's handling of Clinton email case

    01/02/2018 4:58:58 PM PST · by John W · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | January 2, 2018 | John Solomon
    Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton's email server. For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill. That evidence includes passages in FBI documents stating the "sheer volume" of classified information that flowed through Clinton's insecure emails was proof of criminality as well as an admission of...
  • France left shocked by 'savage' New Year attacks on police

    01/02/2018 4:36:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 2 January 2018 14:15 CET+01:00 | Ben McPartland, The Local/AFP
    The French government has vowed a crackdown after separate attacks on French police officers over New Year, which which included a policewoman being repeatedly kicked and beaten in a “savage” assault that was filmed and posted on social media. French political leaders have vowed justice and promised a crackdown after a shocking attack on a female police officer on New Year’s Eve was filmed and posted online. The attack in the eastern Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne saw the officer knocked to the ground before being repeatedly kicked and punched in the head and body. President Emmanuel Macron called the crime...
  • Deadline Tomorrow For FBI To Turn Over Documents To Intel Chairman Nunes…

    01/02/2018 3:48:50 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/2/18 | sundance
    In essence, the Clinton’s created the Russian “angle” out of thin air; and the FBI and DOJ used that creation as the legal underpinning for the counterintelligence operation. The cointel op was always just a ruse for wiretapping, surveillance and monitoring of Donald Trump campaign officials. If Hillary was elected, the entire counterintelligence operation just disappears into the ether. No-one would ever know about it.
  • 'CA Better Hold On Tight': ICE Dir Promises Doubling of Officers After 'Sanctuary' Law Signed

    01/02/2018 3:13:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 2, 2018 | Fox News Insider
    Video at link. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said California "better hold on tight" after its liberal Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to take effect this week. Neil Cavuto said that Gov. Jerry Brown claimed the law will protect illegal immigrants living quietly in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on "yanking them out of there." "I think it's terrible," Homan said, adding that Brown's action put politics in front of public safety.
  • How California’s Plan to Protect Undocumented Immigrants Will Play Out in San Diego

    01/02/2018 3:00:33 PM PST · by oxcart · 33 replies
    Voice of San Diego ^ | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Maya Srikrishnan
    California offers some of the broadest protections and rights to undocumented immigrants in the country, and the California Values Act, which went into effect Jan. 1, makes those protections even stronger. Indeed, the law – also known as SB 54, or the sanctuary state law – will have a significant impact, particularly for certain people. It will also eventually shed light on the way local law enforcement interacts with federal agencies, like Border Patrol, the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But particularly in San Diego County, where there are high concentrations of federal law enforcement and numerous joint local...
  • Pres Trump Wants Deep State Justice Dept to Probe Huma Abedin

    01/02/2018 1:34:47 PM PST · by Liz · 27 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | MARK MOORE
    President Trump suggested the DOJ “must finally act?” to investigate Clinton aide Huma Abedin after the State Dept released her emails, including some marked classified that were found on her husband’s laptop. “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols,” he Tweeted. “She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailor's pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & other.” The State Dept last Friday released parts of 2,800 emails recovered by the FBI on ex-Cong Anthony Weiner's laptop, during an investigation into...
  • Suspected DUI driver accused of killing CHP officer identified, charged with 2nd degree murder

    01/02/2018 11:45:48 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    KRON4 ^ | 01-02-2018 | Julianne Herrera
    Tuesday the California Highway Patrol identified and announced charges against the man accused of killing an on-duty officer while driving under the influence on Christmas Eve. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Mohammed Ali of Hayward, crashed into 33-year-old Andrew Camilleri and his partner on Interstate 880 in Hayward just before midnight.
  • New York City to install 1,500 protective barriers after vehicle attacks

    01/02/2018 1:05:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around New York in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks last year on crowds. The city is spending $50 million on protective measures including the installation of 1,500 metal barriers, or bollards, in key locations around the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
  • Vice Suspends Two Top Execs in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

    01/02/2018 12:34:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    variety.com ^ | 01/02/2018 | By Todd Spangler
    Vice Media has suspended two senior executives — president Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano — following a New York Times report last month detailing sexual harassment allegations against them. The company’s decision to put the two execs on leave was announced in a memo to staff Tuesday from Vice COO/CFO Sarah Broderick (read the full memo below). The news was first reported by Times reporter Emily Steel, who wrote the exposé on Vice that was published Dec. 23. A Vice rep declined to comment. Also in her memo Tuesday, Broderick noted that Vice has committed to attaining...
  • Sadiq’s London: Knife Crime, Gun Crime, Theft, Burglary, Rape, Homicide all MASSIVELY Up

    01/02/2018 12:32:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2, 2017 | Raheem Kassam
    Britain’s media celebrated in droves when London elected its first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, in May 2016. Now the cacophony caused by the “we’re not racist” backslapping has ended, the true implications of a Khan mayoralty are being realised.
  • Suspect leaves baby on the side of the road after stealing car

    01/02/2018 12:30:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 2, 2018 | Calily Bien
    On Jan. 1, a woman told the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Office she left her car running with her 7-month-old child inside as she went into the Shell gas station located in the 21500 block of Aldine Westfield — which is northeast Harris County. While inside the store, an unknown man got into her car and took off with the baby inside. Deputies began immediately searching for the suspect and were able to find the baby left on the side of the road a few miles away from the gas station. The baby had no injuries and was reunited...
  • Vigilante pedophile-hunter says it wasn’t worth it

    01/02/2018 12:18:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 2, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Alaska man who brutally attacked three registered sex offenders — telling one he was an “avenging angel” — says his experience should serve as a deterrent to anyone considering vigilante justice. Jason Vukovich, 42, of Anchorage, is facing up to 25 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to first-degree attempted assault and a consolidated count of first-degree robbery in connection to the 2016 attacks. In exchange, prosecutors will drop more than a dozen charges, according to court records obtained by the Anchorage Daily News. In a five-page letter sent to the newspaper in November, Vukovich said he...