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  • The Independent Attacks Leave Voters Telling Them: ‘Don’t Bother Wearing a Poppy’

    11/10/2017 8:44:35 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    The Independent news website has published an article arguing that Brexit supporters should think twice about wearing a poppy as they have effectively ‘betrayed’ war heroes by voting to leave the European Union (EU). “Many Brexiteers claim to honour the victims of war while denigrating the very institutions set up to prevent future wars, showing themselves to be historically illiterate at best,” claims author John Lubbock. In Lubbock’s view, the EU in one of the primary legacies of the World Wars and without it the continent risks returning to conflict. The Independent article also links the “pro-Brexit camp” to the...
  • Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent

    11/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    We have just received information that one of the women accusing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore of soliciting dates from her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30’s is not only a passionate progressive, but she has actually worked for the DNC and is actively campaigning for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones. Deborah Wesson Gibson, aka Debbie Gibson, was named in the Washington Post article accusing Moore, and social media evidence makes clear that she is a fervent supporter of Jones and Democrats in general, and has even worked for the DNC. Wesson Gibson is a sign...
  • Oh Dear – Panama Papers Reveal Clinton Connection To Russia

    11/10/2017 8:42:57 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 7, 2016 | Sundance
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit to force pursuit of more Hillary Clinton emails

    11/10/2017 8:28:09 AM PST · by Coronal · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a case Thursday which would have compelled the State Department and the U.S. archivist to continue searching for emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state in which she used a private email server and address. The case, brought by Cause of Action and Judicial Watch, didn’t stem from a Freedom of Information Act request, as is usually the case with those watchdog groups. Instead, the two groups were pressing the court to rely on a line from the Federal Records Act, which commands the archivist...
  • Beyond Sketchy, Now Ludicrous Fusion GPS Actually Wrote Memo For Russian Meeting With Don Jr

    11/10/2017 8:22:21 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 9, 2017 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Beyond Sketchy, Now Ludicrous Mode – Reuters: Fusion GPS Actually Wrote Memo For Russian Meeting With Don Jr The role of Fusion GPS as an active participant in the 2016 election is growing in scale amid yet another report showing the scope of their involvement. Two weeks ago the DNC and Clinton Campaign teams were forced to admit they hired Fusion GPS to engage in political activity and research against presidential candidate Trump.  That’s sketchy. Then last week we discovered that Fusion GPS head, Glenn Simpson, actually met with Russian operative Natalia Veselnitskaya immediately prior to her...
  • Escheatment of personal property

    11/10/2017 8:19:09 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 37 replies
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    My wife and I have an account with one of the large mutual fund companies. We were just informed that the state is getting ready to seize the account because it is considered abandoned. We have had the fund for about 12 years with the dividends and capital gains automatically deposited in our bank account. After calling the fund we were told that even though there have been approximately 150 automatic transactions on the account over the last 12 years they did not count as activity and so the state is preparing to seize the account. We were told we...
  • Trump Gives Hardline Trade Speech In Vietnam: We Are Not Going To Be Taken Advantage Of Anymore

    11/10/2017 8:06:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    President Trump delivered a robust and forceful speech on international trade in an address Friday afternoon at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Trump told Asian leaders the U.S. "will not tolerate" trade abuses and lashed out at "unfair practices." Trump said he does not blame countries for "taking advantage" of the U.S. in trade deals, for that is their job, but he said it will no longer happen. He said the U.S. "did not do their job, but I will." "I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for...
  • McSally’s chances Flakes’ seat could open primary fight

    11/10/2017 7:58:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Isaac Windes and Joel T. Vernile Cronkite News
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward. Flake announced last month that he would not seek re-election because he did not think he could win a GOP primary without resorting to the sort of incivil politics he said is causing Washington gridlock. That left the field to Ward, a vocal Trump supporter who ran unsuccessfully against Sen. John McCain in 2016. Political analysts say McSally — with...
  • Democrats’ New ‘Assault Weapons’ Bill Would Ban the GLOCK 17, More Semi-Auto Pistols

    11/10/2017 7:57:59 AM PST · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/10/17 | Johannes Paulson
    The text of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault rifle ban bill is now available on her website and, contra Nick’s expectations, it isn’t simply a copy-and-paste re-run of the failed Clinton era assault rifle ban language. It’s worse. Much worse. How bad is it? In the first four pages, it bans the popular GLOCK 17 9mm pistol, a gun that’s commonly used for shooting sports and personal self defense by hundreds of thousands of Americans. That’s right, one of the most reliable, commonly-used pistols in the US, from one of the most popular firearms manufacturers in the world is now on...
  • Secular activist claims at least 30 'closeted atheists' in Congress

    11/10/2017 7:49:36 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2017
    A prominent advocate for the irreligious says there are at least 30 "closeted" members of Congress who don't believe in God, and that he hopes a California congressman's Thursday admission of disbelief will encourage others to come forward. The advocate, an advisory board member of the Secular Coalition for America, has for more than a decade plied private admissions of atheism from members of Congress with the promise of confidentiality, and said Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., is in good company. Huffman said in an interview published Thursday that “I suppose you could say I don’t believe in God,” though he's...
  • US Army mulling giving traitor Bergdahl $300,000 back pay

    11/10/2017 7:44:21 AM PST · by yoe · 48 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 10, 2017 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    "The U.S. Army is set to decide whether Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl is entitled to as much as $300,000 in back pay and other benefits he amassed during his captivity with the Taliban. Military personnel who have risked their lives to serve their country should be loudly protesting, except that they may face punishment; after all, the Army has been protecting the traitor Bergdahl for some time, forcing soldiers who knew the truth about Bergdahl’s betrayal to ( “sign nondisclosure agreements.”)
  • After IS collapse, Syria government faces US-backed Kurds

    11/10/2017 7:43:46 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    Yahoo Noose via Associated Presstitutes ^ | November 10, 2017 | Sarah El Deeb, Siren at Large
    With the fall of the Islamic State group's last significant stronghold in Syria, Iranian and Russian-backed Syrian troops now turn to face off with their main rival, the U.S.-backed forces holding large oil fields and strategic territory in the country's north and east. The complicated map puts U.S. and Iranian forces at close proximity, standing just across the Euphrates River from each other, amid multiple hotspots that could turn violent, particularly in the absence of a clear American policy. There are already signs.
  • Air Force Pilot Shortage Grows to Nearly 2,000; Force Tension 'Significant'

    11/10/2017 7:34:11 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10 Nov 17 | Bridget Johnson
    The secretary of Air Force said that, after weathering a 1,500-pilot shortfall last summer, the problem has escalated to being 1,926 pilots short -- or missing 1 in 10 of a force that's supposed to have 20,000 pilots. Secretary Heather Wilson told Pentagon reporters today that "it's not just pilots, though, and air crew, when it comes to readiness." "It is spare parts and flying hours and munitions," she noted. "So increasing the readiness of the force so that we win any fight, any time, is our top priority." The biggest reason for the pilot shortage, in the secretary's...
  • Mitt Romney on twitter: "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside"

    11/10/2017 7:17:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 10, 2017 | Mitt Romney
    @MittRomney Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
  • Diversity Visa Lottery: A Game Of “Russian Roulette”

    11/10/2017 7:15:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 10, 2017November 10, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    American sovereignty and security dismantled under the guise of “diversity.” On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 New York City suffered a deadly terror attack on a well-known and heavily used bike path in lower Manhattan, just blocks from what, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11, had come to be known as “Ground Zero.” The perpetrator of this heinous savage attack is a 29-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who reportedly legally immigrated to the United States in 2010 subsequent to winning the Diversity Visa Lottery. Consequently, attention immediately turned to the Diversity Visa Program that annually enables...
  • Podesta Group CEO Abruptly Quits Just Days After Tony Podesta Resigns [more Podesta disaster]

    11/10/2017 7:12:07 AM PST · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    As the line from the Shakespeare play Hamlet goes, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just days after Podesta Group founder Tony Podesta resigned, its CEO Kimberley Fritts is leaving to launch her own firm.... ...“Tony Podesta’s name had become a scarlet letter,” one Podesta Group employee told POLITICO, adding “I expect a lot of the top talent will go with her.” As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Tony Podesta, the founder of D.C. lobbying firm the Podesta Group is stepped down from the company amid Robert Mueller’s probe. Podesta made the announcement at a company-wide meeting two...
  • Senate Tax Plan Keeps Much Higher Rate on Small Businesses, Lower Rate for Top Earners

    11/10/2017 7:07:57 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | JOHN CARNEY
    Senate Republicans put out their own tax overhaul proposal Thursday that differs in significant ways from the House tax plan. The Senate plan includes taxing pass-through businesses at a higher rate, delaying the corporate tax cut, and lowering the top rate paid by individuals. The Senate bill would create a new deduction for pass-through business income, the type earned by many small businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. This deduction would lower the top rate from the current 39.6 percent, according to Senate aides familiar with the matter. The rate would remain above 30 percent, substantially higher than the 25 percent...
  • City Clerk Searching for Owner of Dentures Left at Polls

    11/10/2017 6:31:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 11/09/16
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A city clerk in Maine is looking for the owner of a set of dentures left behind in a polling booth.</p> <p>The Portland Press Herald reports the false teeth were discovered during Tuesday's election. An election clerk found the teeth in an auditorium that serves as a polling place in Portland.</p>
  • Moore: I'm Not Going Anywhere

    11/10/2017 6:11:58 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite calls for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, Moore said he’s not going anywhere. The Senate candidate released a statement about Thursday’s report in the Washington Post that he stands accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor in 1979, questioning the allegations based on their timing since he’s been in public service for more than 40 years and the political motivations of the paper, given that they have already endorsed his opponent. NEW: @MooreSenate statement on @washingtonpost report: #RoyMoore pic.twitter.com/kX17YRKDcK — Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) November 9, 2017 However,...
  • Sen. Warren Walks Back Claim that Democratic Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/10/2017 5:58:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) followed former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s lead Thursday and walked back her assertions last week that the Democratic primary was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton. Her new story is that there is just “some bias” at the DNC but the primary was fair. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper last week whether she agreed that the process had been “rigged” in Clinton’s favor, she answered simply “yes.” On PBS NewsHour later that same day, Warren responded “I think it was” when asked directly if the election was rigged. However, in aninterview Thursday Warren said, "I agree...