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  • Transcripts of calls between Flynn, Russian diplomat show they discussed sanctions

    05/30/2020 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 39 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 29 2020 | Devlin Barrett and Greg Miller
    Transcripts of phone calls in late 2016 between President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and a Russian diplomat were released Friday, showing that the two did discuss sanctions as the incoming administration sought to avoid escalating the conflict over Russian interference in the presidential election. The conversations were secretly monitored by U.S. agents as part of intelligence-gathering on then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in early 2017 when he was asked if he discussed sanctions with the ambassador. He has since argued he was unfairly targeted by the FBI,...
  • Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Has Been Taken Into Custody In George Floyd’s Death

    05/29/2020 10:27:57 AM PDT · by numberonepal · 151 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | May 29, 2020 at 12:13 pm | CBS4 Minnesota
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests and outcry across the city and nation. On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death. Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years. It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.
  • U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

    05/29/2020 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2020 | by Kate Abnett, Valerie Volcovici
    The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday. This year’s meeting, known as the COP26 summit, had been billed as the most important climate change summit since the 2015 talks that produced the Paris Agreement. Hundreds of world leaders had been expected to respond to public pressure for stronger global climate action by delivering pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly. The summit will be rescheduled to Nov. 1 to 12, 2021, the UN’s climate body decided, dates...
  • Cooking the Books on COVID-19 Deaths

    05/26/2020 5:39:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2020 | Brian C.Joondeph, MD
    Fox News, and other cable networks, run a COVID death count ticker on the side or bottom of the television screen just as they show the major stock indices during the business day. Why are they so obsessed with deaths from the Chinese virus? Most peoples’ moods are already melancholic over the unending economic shutdown, along with social distancing, masks, and restrictions on movement and assembly not normally seen in free societies. Why don’t news networks show a tally of recovered patients rather than deaths? Aside from the morbid, “If it bleeds, it leads” mantra that guides much news reporting,...
  • [Gag Alert] In the Year of “Laudato Si’” It’s Party Time for Everyone, Except for “My Lord”

    05/25/2020 10:17:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 25, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Gag Alert] In the Year of “Laudato Si’” It’s Party Time for Everyone, Except for “My Lord” In these times of global shortages, those who hold the purse strings in the Vatican - the Jesuit Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, prefects respectively of the secretariat for the economy and of the council for the economy - have issued urgent calls to the heads of the curia to be “sober” and to “cut the costs of conferences, travel abroad, external consultancy.”But the celebrations for “Laudato Si’” are evidently an exception. Yesterday, Sunday May 24, the fifth birthday of...
  • Michael Flynn's lawyer says Robert Mueller prosecuted her client to further Russian collusion hoax

    05/24/2020 8:29:01 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 05/24/2020 | Matt London
    The attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is alleging that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team pursued Flynn's prosecution solely to prolong its investigation of President Trump. "It should never have been prosecuted," Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell said in a special new episode of Fox Nation's "Witch Hunt." The episode, hosted by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, will first air Sunday evening on the Fox News Channel. "Mueller knew from Day One that the Russia hoax was blown to bits," she said. "They all knew that. They knew ... the 'Steele Dossier' -- all of that was...
  • Video: A Brief Look Of The Real Bot Farms In China That Troll In Behalf Of The CCP

    05/22/2020 2:18:50 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 14 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.22.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday. Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans. It is too early to say conclusively which individuals or groups are behind the bot accounts, but researchers said the tweets appeared aimed at sowing division in America. “We do know that it looks like it’s a propaganda machine, and it definitely matches...
  • Brainy Reporters Play Dumb on 'Obamagate'

    05/22/2020 7:56:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 22, 2020 | Tim Graham
    President Donald Trump has tweeted feverishly about "Obamagate," which is loosely defined as everything the Obama-Biden team did using their executive branch powers to ruin Trump's candidacy (and then presidency). The Trump-loathing press has responded with an unusual tactic. The self-appointed guardians of democracy who have auditioned themselves as America's great explainers are playing dumb. Yahoo News hosted a virtual town hall with Joe Biden on May 19. Dylan Stableford reported: "Biden was also asked about ... the so-called Obamagate conspiracy, which revolves around a vague allegation that the former president illegally tried to sabotage the Trump campaign, or was...
  • Obamagate Must Result in Criminal Prosecutions

    05/20/2020 4:57:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 May, 2020 | John Leonard
    During an appearance with Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word a few days ago, a caller asked Joe Biden a very interesting and ironically appropriate question: “Would you be willing to commit to the ideal that no one is above the law?” Because the question had been framed in the context of Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon and Biden was being asked if he would pardon President Trump after being elected, without really thinking, he jumped at the opportunity to boldly proclaim that no one is above the law and said, Yes!” For once in his life, Biden had...
  • 'I Couldn't Breathe': Harford Co. Woman Given Drug Promoted By President Trump Tells Harrowing Tale

    05/20/2020 3:43:14 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 99 replies
    WBAL ^ | May 19, 2020 | Phil Yacuboski
    A Harford County woman who was given the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine along with a Z-Pak antibiotic treatment to combat the coronavirus said the drug cocktail didn’t work. “I thought that maybe it had worked, but apparently it didn’t work,” said Kenya Arnold of Abingdon, who spent four days at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air after testing positive for COVID-19.
  • Renewable energy should be at the heart of virus recovery plans: IEA

    05/20/2020 1:36:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | May 20, 2020
    Paris (AFP) -- The International Energy Agency on Wednesday called on governments to put clean energy at the heart of their coronavirus economic recovery plans, as it forecast the first slowdown in new renewable power installations worldwide in two decades. The IEA warned that lockdown measures -- which at their peak affected more than half the world’s population -- would have "far-reaching" consequences, as the world grapples with a crisis that has sent energy demand plummeting and threatens a deep economic contraction. The agency, which had expected 2020 to be a bumper year for green energy, slashed its two-year forecast...
  • The Firehose of Falsehood Hits Flynn, Gorka, and King

    05/19/2020 9:13:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 May, 2020 | Joseph Duggan
    The firehose of falsehood campaigns against Flynn, Gorka, and King have a number of things in common. First they came for General Mike Flynn, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a truth-telling military officer who contradicted the worldview of Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin and David Ignatius and others on the Washington Post payroll. Then they came for Sebastian Gorka, and I did not speak out— Because I was not the son of an anti-Nazi Hungarian freedom fighter tortured by the Communists, nor was I someone who had the slightest semblance of the wits to challenge...
  • Forget About Seeing Any Justice For Obamagate

    05/17/2020 9:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies ^ | May 17, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    Allow me to disabuse you of your naïve delusion that we still live in a country with a justice system and break it to you that no one is going to jail for what was done to Flynn, or for the unmasking business, or for the Russia hoax or, for that matter, for any of the corrupt Dem/foreigner collaborations exemplified by the payoffs received by stripperphile and Bolivian folk medicine enthusiast Hoover Biden. No one. Well, maybe Mike Flynn himself will. Since his judge is now making up the law as he goes along – in law school they taught...
  • Video: CNN Reporter Who Attacked Trump For Not Wearing Mask Caught Removing Mask When Cameras Stop Rolling

    05/17/2020 11:33:17 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 16 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.17.2020 | Sarah Hall
    The U.S. debate over restrictions for fighting the coronavirus intensified in the last few weeks, as protesters labeled mandatory lockdowns as “tyranny,” while medical workers and health experts cautioned that lifting them too soon risked unleashing a greater disaster. We’ve seen it happen time and again: clambering for attention in our click-driven world, major news outlets cherry-pick sensational stories and dramatize their headlines. This tactic has blown countless news stories out of proportion and COVID-19 isn’t one of them. Americans are skeptical of the news media. A recent Gallup Poll shows that 55% of Americans disapprove of the way the...
  • California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

    05/16/2020 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | May 15, 2020 | By ADAM BEAM, AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections. In January, Newsom proposed a $12 billion “climate budget” that, over the next five years, would offer incentives for companies to convert to electric vehicles, give low-interest loans to businesses to clean up their practices and spend billions on projects preparing for floods, droughts and wildfires. But Thursday, Newsom proposed eliminating most of the foundation for those programs to balance...
  • Virus restrictions fuel anti-government ‘boogaloo’ movement

    05/13/2020 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2020 | Michael Kunzelman
    They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the “boogaloo” anti-government movement is designed to get attention. The group, which uses an ’80s movie sequel as a code word for a second civil war, is among the extremists using the armed protests against state-at-home orders as a platform. Like other movements that once largely inhabited corners of the internet, it has seized on the social unrest and economic calamity caused by...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force (only 10.69 years left)

    05/13/2020 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Ryan Nobles, Gregory Krieg, Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month. "I'm working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we've made some changes. We've listened to Bernie supporters...
  • 2 free Chick-fil-A meal offer circulating social media is a hoax

    05/12/2020 9:20:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WJBF ^ | May 6, 2020 | Shawn Cabbage
    A coupon is circulating via Facebook Messenger asking users to click or share a link in order to redeem 2 free adult meals from Chick-fil-A. Officials say it’s bogus. NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk contacted representatives with the fast-food chain in order to confirm the offer. “This is not a legitimate Chick-fil-A offer,” Public Relations External Communications Representative Charnelle Wilson shared with Shawn via email. “We appreciate you checking,” she added. The hoax often requires you to share a website link or social media post, where you are taken to a “survey” that asks for personal information. Most times in order...
  • Hate Hoax: Georgia Officials Arrest Rashawn Smith for Impersonating a White Supremacist Terrorist Who Promised to Kill Pro-Ahmaud Arbery Protesters

    05/12/2020 5:05:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 12, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Another Day — Another Trump-hating hate hoaxer This won’t make any national headlines! Rashawn Smith was arrested in Georgia after creating a fake Facebook account pretending to be a Trump-supporting white nationalist terrorist. Via Andy Ngo. WSB-TV reported: The GBI has arrested a man after a post on social media apparently threatening people protesting the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery has caught the eye of investigators. The GBI tweeted Sunday that it is investigating a Facebook post that contains a threat to future protests connected to Arbery, who would have turned 26 on Friday, but was shot and killed Feb....
  • UPDATE: GBI arrests man after social media threat to Ahmaud Arbery protests *** HOAX ***

    05/10/2020 8:22:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 05 10 2020 | Staff
    The GBI has arrested a man after a post on social media apparently threatening people protesting the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery has caught the eye of investigators. The GBI tweeted Sunday that it is investigating a Facebook post that contains a threat to future protests connected to Arbery, who would have turned 26 on Friday, but was shot and killed Feb. 23. On Sunday night, the agency said it had arrested Rashawn Smith, 20, and charged him with dissemination of information relating to terroristic acts. He was taken into custody in Midway, Ga. Police said he created a Facebook...