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  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 89 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 | thegatewaypundit.com/
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...
  • A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced. (SPIN)

    01/22/2019 8:46:55 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 62 replies
    MSN / The Washington Post ^ | 1-22-19 | Abby Ohlheiser, Paul Farhi
    But the Covington story isn’t just a run-of-the-mill incident of viral outrage. It involved MAGA-hat-wearing teens and Native American activists. Those who shared the video in those first 24 hours, including many conservatives, seemed to feel it was emblematic of the vitriol and racism that drives the worst of American culture. But when new details shifted the story into more ambiguous territory, a well-oiled machine of pro-Trump personalities and sites saw an opportunity to strike. For the students and their defenders, attempts by the media to complicate the narrative of the first viral video came too late. Online vigilantes had...
  • Native American Activist Nathan Phillips Never Served in Vietnam — But Raised Money By Saying He Did

    01/22/2019 11:37:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    GP ^ | 01/22/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The Washington Post has had to issue yet another retraction after falsely claiming that far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War. He didn’t — but this lie was previously used to help raise money for a documentary about his life. On Monday, the Washington Post quietly issued a correction to their story about the activist, saying that while he served in the Marines, he was never deployed to Vietnam. “Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972...
  • A green card holder voted illegally 3 times in North Carolina..judge scolds election officials

    01/21/2019 9:01:26 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    News & Observer / MSN ^ | Janaury 18, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Hyo Suk George lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church. To register, she presented a green card, Social Security number and driver's license - proof enough for the elections officials in Columbus County - then voted in 2008, 2010 and 2016. But on Thursday, George, 70, faced charges of illegal voting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for which she might have spent six months in prison. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Terrence...
  • Seattle TV Editor Fired for Airing Altered Video of Trump's Oval Office Address

    01/21/2019 9:18:48 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 11 replies
    <p>Fox affiliate Q13 broadcasted video from the Tuesday night speech that showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue protruding after making a statement. A Seattle TV station has fired an editor after airing video footage of President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on immigration that appears to be altered.</p>
  • A ‘Revenue Neutral’ Carbon Tax Is a Costly Myth

    01/20/2019 5:35:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2019 | James Taylor
    The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets are reporting that a bipartisan group of top economic advisors has signed a statement supporting a carbon dioxide tax that returns all revenue to the American people. Prominent signatories include Alan Greenspan, Paul Volcker, and Ben Bernanke. Expect this to be a big messaging point in the weeks and months ahead for global warming activists.More atmospheric carbon dioxide and gradually warming temperatures have brought net benefits to human health and welfare. Yet economists like Greenspan and Bernanke, who received appointments from Republican presidents, often make the argument that they are...
  • Are electric cars worse for the environment? (sure looks that way)

    01/20/2019 5:42:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/18 | JONATHAN LESSER
    **SNIP** To answer that question, I used the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent long-term forecasts for the number of new electric vehicles through 2050, estimated how much electricity they’d use, and then figured out how much pollution that electricity would generate, looking at three key pollutants regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act—sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulates—as well as CO2 emissions. I compared them to the emissions of new gasoline-powered vehicles, using the EIA’s “real world” miles-per-gallon forecast, rather than the higher CAFE standard values. What I found is that widespread adoption of electric vehicles...
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Judge: California’s recent wildfires were caused by negligence…not ‘climate change’

    01/19/2019 3:54:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/19/19 | USA Features
    A federal judge on Thursday “tentatively” blamed poor maintenance of power lines and not human-caused “climate change” on California’s recent deadly wildfires. U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued his ruling regarding the actions of the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) utility company in a case related to PG&E’s response to the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed a number of people. But scores of liberals in California and beyond have blamed human-caused climate change for the wildfires.
  • Brenda Snipes says Gov. DeSantis let her resign with ‘my name and my dignity’ intact

    01/19/2019 5:20:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 19, 2019 | Larry Barszewski
    Gov. Ron DeSantis did something Friday his predecessor would not: Let former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes leave office with her dignity intact. DeSantis did away with former Gov. Rick Scott’s suspension of Snipes and accepted her resignation. Snipes welcomed the decision. “I was really concerned about restoring my name and my dignity,” Snipes told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday night. “Now there’s no shadow hanging over the office that I led for 15 years.” DeSantis said it was time to focus on the future. “The important thing is not to throw mud about what happened in the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defectiv

    01/17/2019 6:40:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony. Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump. Newly confirmed congressional testimony of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr shows that he warned both the FBI and the Justice Department that Steele was...
  • The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

    01/16/2019 6:41:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/19 | James Gallagher
    A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy. But it requires a ginormous shift in what we pile onto our plates and turning to foods that we barely eat. What changes am I going to have to make? If you eat meat every day then this is the first...
  • FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

    01/16/2019 6:10:22 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2019 | john Solomon
    When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources. The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later...
  • Sears reaches deal with Chairman Eddie Lampert to save company and roughly 400 stores

    01/16/2019 8:46:55 AM PST · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | Lauren Hirsch
    Sears Holdings reached a roughly $5 billion deal with its chairman, Eddie Lampert, early Wednesday to keep the company, and about 400 stores, in operations, according to people familiar with the situation. The deal came after days of negotiations at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Lampert has been trying to buy Sears out of bankruptcy through an affiliate of his hedge fund ESL Investments. The owner of Kmart and Sears had filed for bankruptcy in October, and Lampert's bid was the only one that would have kept it alive. The offer had strong bargaining tools: It could save...
  • To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen is charged with bouncing checks

    01/16/2019 8:23:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for marketing materials. Hansen, 59, of Shippan, Connecticut, turned himself into police over the bounced checks on Monday and was charged with "issuing a bad check," Stamford Police told Fox News. He was released without bond and signed a PTA or a promise to appear in court, police said. A Message from choosenissan.com Sponsored video Watch to learn more Hansen reportedly asked Peter Psichopaidas, the owner of Promotional Sales LTD, for mugs, decals and T-shirts for...
  • Those Who Donated To The Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Are Being Refunded. Here's Why.

    01/12/2019 8:13:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The GoFundMe campaign that generated $20 million in private donations is being shutdown and those who donated are being refunded their money unless they decide to donate it to a newly-established 501(c)4. Brian Kolfage, the veteran who started the campaign, on Friday posted the following message on the campaign's website: Eight days before Christmas I started this GoFundMe campaign because I was tired of watching the U.S. government’s inability to secure our southern border. Like most Americans, I see the porous southern border as a national security threat and I refuse to allow our broken political system to leave my family...
  • Did Ballot-Harvesting By Illegals Flip Elections To Democrats?

    01/09/2019 9:37:09 AM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | admin
    Voter Fraud: Democrats say they oppose President Trump's demand for money to start building a border wall on moral grounds. More likely it's because they know that unchecked immigration — legal or illegal — helps them win elections. If you don't think so, look at what happened in California in the midterms. A recent Los Angeles Times article — titled "How young immigrant 'Dreamers' made flipping control of the House a personal quest" — talked about how those who came to the country illegally as children had been running around California helping otherwise nonvoters fill out ballots. Ballot-Harvesting By 'Dreamers'...
  • The Vaccination Debate

    01/09/2019 9:27:47 AM PST · by azkathy · 26 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 1-6-2019 | Full Measure Staff
    Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret. Yates Hazlehurst...
  • What's The Point of a Carbon Tax Rebate?

    01/08/2019 11:51:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers "low-carbon lifestyles." The rebate, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, might be in the form of a check, an increase in welfare benefits or a tax credit for people who live the way the government thinks they should. Some believe that if implemented, the rebate could reduce tensions seen in many parts of Europe, but especially in France, where the "yellow vest" movement that began as a protest against President Emmanuel Macron's big tax increase on...
  • Alabama Attorney General Asks Feds to Probe 2017 Election

    01/08/2019 10:05:25 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The Alabama attorney general on Jan. 7, called on federal authorities to investigate the state’s 2017 special election for the U.S. Senate. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made the announcement after conducting an informal inquiry into reports of a false-flag operation designed to boost Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore by a thin margin in a hotly contested race. The New York Times reported in December that a secret social media operation funded by billionaire Democratic donor Reid Hoffman directed thousands of accounts designed to appear like Russian bots to follow Moore. A Facebook page then falsely portrayed...