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  • Retired US general pleads guilty to lying in Iran probe (lied to FBI)

    10/18/2016 3:50:13 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 16 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 18 October 2016 | AFP
    James Cartwright, formerly vice chairman to Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of lying to investigators A retired top US general pleaded guilty on Monday to making a false statement during an FBI probe into a classified intelligence leak about a cyber attack against Iran's nuclear programme in 2010. Marine Corps General James Cartwright, 67, formerly the vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of lying to investigators when he said he had not confirmed classified information to New York Times journalist David Sanger. Sanger wrote a book describing a joint US and Israeli operation that deployed...
  • Trump says 'his decision' to fire FBI chief, calls him 'showboat': NBC interview

    05/11/2017 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2017 | by Timothy Ahmann
    President Donald Trump on Thursday called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a "showboat" and "grandstander" and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it. "He's a showboat. He's a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil," Trump told NBC. "I was going to fire Comey. My decision," Trump said. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation."
  • Ronda Rousey knocked out in 48 seconds at UFC 207

    12/31/2016 6:53:52 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 153 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec 31, 2016 1:01 AM | Kevin Iole
    LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey was once again pummeled by a striker and lost her second consecutive bout. The former women’s bantamweight champion was completely outclassed in the striking game by Amanda Nunes, who stopped Rousey at 48 seconds of the first round to retain her women’s bantamweight championship in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena. Nunes landed a big right just seconds into the fight that clearly hurt Rousey, who was fighting for the first time since a stunning defeat at the hands of Holly Holm on Nov. 14, 2015. Rousey tried to throw punches with...
  • Here's how to manipulate Trump

    12/04/2016 4:42:24 PM PST · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/4/2016 | William Saletan
    This week, in a volley of angry tweets, Donald Trump ridiculed the "badly defeated ... Dems," claimed he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," and said anyone who burned the American flag shouldlose his or her citizenshipor spend a year in jail. Trump’s outbursts set off alarms. How could he believe such nonsense about voter fraud? Why would a man who had just been elected president gloat, threaten protesters, and insult half the country? What’s going on in his messed-up head?
  • Human Ego Stands in the Way of Saving America

    04/20/2016 9:57:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 04/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    Back-biting trolls out to destroy either candidate and their camps, while tearing apart conservative media, are eating us all alive Ego (gargantuan), political human ego, stands in the way of saving America. It was ego that hanged noble America in 2008, when a man whose unstoppable ego to take down America far surpassed any intent of serving the people who elected him. If anything that should have been learned in the interminably long past eight years, it should have been to beware of oversized, leaning toward crazed ego.
  • An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

    04/06/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 51 replies
    XOJANE ^ | 3/28/16 | Stephanie Cegielski
    Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well. Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy.-snip-I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that...
  • Constitution or the All-Seeing “I”

    02/23/2016 8:32:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The All-Seeing, All-Knowing “I” is what both politicians, Obama and Trump envision themselves Celebrity is the “trump” card this presidential go-round just as it was in 2008 and 2012. The question is, have we learned nothing from the media-driven political process? Those of you who will deny that this is precisely what is occurring best look at the trends and stats. Donald Trump is a celebrity no matter how much someone wants to paint him as just a successful businessman. Because of his name recognition and over-the-top commentary made during the past years, more people are familiar with his on-camera...
  • State of the Union Drinking Game

    01/11/2016 5:51:44 PM PST · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    01/11/16 | Self
    While the White House has proclaimed that the President will be speaking to the average American in his last State of the Union speech tomorrow night, Tuesday, 01/12/16, based upon past experience, I expect the usual ego trip.
  • It’s not foot or neck massages Kelly’s looking for but massages for her ego

    11/04/2015 6:54:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Kelly used the foot massage reference to ridicule GOP hopefuls only to have her own oversized ego massaged Oh, but to be a fly on the wall on what the New York Times calls her “cavernous set” at Fox News when makeup and hair stylists are primping Megyn for The Kelly File. One can only imagine the hissy fits when things don’t go Megyn’s way.
  • His Own Worst Enemy

    08/27/2015 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    On paper, Donald Trump offers a lot as a candidate. He’s able to command a room, he is decisive, confident, unapologetic for what he believes, doesn’t need to kiss rings and make promises to raise money, and he stands up to an activist media. But campaigns aren’t run on paper, they’re run in life. And in life, Donald Trump appears to have an out-of-control ego in need of constant feeding, which is coupled with no ability to control himself. Nothing about Donald Trump’s life requires constraint. Worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion, there is nothing he can’t afford...
  • Trump the agnostic

    08/09/2015 6:04:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Robert Klein Engler
    In her recent column Trump the Disrupter, Maureen Dowd wrote, “…Trump can go badly astray, as he did with the president’s birth certificate.” Astray? Here’s what Trump said about Obama’s birth certificate when asked in a recent interview by Anderson Cooper on CNN: Cooper asked: “Do you accept that President Obama was born in the United States?” “I really don’t know,” Trump responded. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records; but, honestly, I don’t want to get into it.” Before shifting to a different topic…Trump rebutted with a few facts on the subject. “Do you know that Hillary...
  • Trump defends relations with women, calls them amazing executives

    08/09/2015 6:41:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/15 | Reuters
    Embattled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hit back hard on Sunday at critics who say he went too far with caustic comments about a U.S. television news anchor, insisting no apology was necessary and defending his relations with women. "I've had such an amazing relationship with women in business. They are amazing executives. They are killers. They are phenomenal," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." The billionaire and television personality, who leads the polls in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, appeared on Sunday news shows to rebut the latest wave of outrage triggered by his off-the-cuff talk....
  • Female Trump Staffer Dismisses Critics, Says Attacks on Megyn Kelly 'Fair Game'

    08/09/2015 6:46:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | KATY TUR and PHIL HELSEL
    The female co-chair of Donald Trump's Iowa campaign is firing back against criticism that the real estate tycoon's comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were sexist and inappropriate. -snip- Tana Goertz, Trump's Iowa co-chair, said she did not interpret the comment in the same way critics have, and was not offended. "I've always been treated with dignity and respect," she said. "I am a woman. I experience that every month. And it never crossed my mind. So I think people are just looking at pinpointing him as sexist and all these other things," Goertz said. I mean, we fought...
  • Donald Trump: "I will be phenomenal to the women"

    08/09/2015 6:19:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/9/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to redirect incoming fire at rival Republican Jeb Bush, saying that Bush has a "huge" problem with women and he is by far the better candidate with that demographic. Trump excoriated Bush for saying "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues" at a speech in Tennessee last week. Bush later said he misspoke, and he was only questioning the federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. "This is worse than what Romney did when he blew 47 percent of the vote with his ridiculous statements," Trump said, referencing a...
  • Why Donald Trump Isn’t Going Away

    08/09/2015 6:22:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | August 7, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    To understand the rise of Donald Trump, you’d do well not to fixate on the fact that he’s running under the Republican banner. During Thursday night’s Fox News debate, Trump made it clear that failing to secure the GOP nomination wouldn’t stop him from exploring an independent candidacy. And honestly, he’d be crazy not to. Trump is very far from a Republican regular. He represents an entirely different phenomenon, one that bears little resemblance to garden-variety American conservatism. That’s why Republicans shouldn’t fool themselves into believing that one lackluster debate performance will send him packing. Go to almost any European...
  • Killing the planet is Obama’s #1 goal

    08/04/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Establishing more authority to government and himself. It is, as usual, all about ego. Having written on this president’s impervious stance against carbon dioxide, the most necessary component in producing oxygen and keeping the earth green, it’s redundant to say much more. However, as Obama, on Monday, installed yet another regulation to cut CO2 by 32% only one conclusion can be reached…the president is attempting to gut more than the economy, he’s bent on killing life on earth. Obama had already proven his lack of respect for human life while an Illinois state senator, cowardly voting “present” on a bill...
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • Eight years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone and changed the world again — Video at Link

    01/10/2015 6:52:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2015
    “Eight years ago, on January 9, 2007 to be exact, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to introduce the first iPhone. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” Jobs proclaimed. Jobs wasn’t overstating the impact of his announcement. The iPhone, like the Mac and iPod, redefined the category. It was the world’s first modern smartphone and it became the template for wannabes the world over. The smartphone revolution started by the iPhone has put a powerful computer into the hands of billions of people worldwide. Steve Jobs’ iPhone unveiling...
  • When Ideology collides with Ego

    11/01/2014 9:40:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Eddie Pedersen
    No people, this time Ebola isn't just about Ebola, it's really about us When Ideology collides with ego, and the result is considered to be a policy that allows the importation of a very deadly pathogen from one continent with stronger immunities into another continent - gene pool with weaker immunities, bringing it here on humanitarian progressive ideological grounds, then the common sense electorate, will reject not only that policy but the party that implemented it, too. What we’re seeing is not just endemic to the Ebola issue, but a general sense of rejection of the Democrats, on many issues....
  • The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy

    08/20/2014 3:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. Louis County suburb has become a magnet for self-absorbed publicity seekers of all colors and agendas. Perhaps the most repulsive species on display in Ferguson is the Journalisto Vanitatis. This breed of egotistical East-Coast reporters can be easily identified by its ever-present appendages: a smartphone and smart glasses. For the J.V., the story is all about "me, me, me!" Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery were among the first and most prominent...