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  • ¿El adiós de Lindsey Vonn?

    02/20/2018 10:26:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Univision ^ | Feb 21, 2018
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  • 'We are the Canaanites'

    02/20/2018 2:30:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Security Council that PA residents are the direct descendants of the Canaanites, claiming that ‘Palestine’ made significant contributions to humanity prior to the 1917 Balfour Declaration. During his address at the UN Security Council in which he called on the international community to hold a Middle East peace conference, with the goal of launching multilateral negotiations, Abbas claimed that the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza were in fact descended from the ancient Canaanites. "We are the descendants of the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years...
  • How an Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken

    02/19/2018 12:56:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Newsweak aka (DNC Blog) ^ | 2-19-2018 | Nina Burliegh
    White nationalist provocateurs, a pair of fake news sites, an army of Twitter bots and other cyber tricks helped derail Democratic Senator Al Franken last year, new research shows. While everyone has been focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to support Donald Trump, the Franken takedown originated in—and was propelled by—a strategic online campaign with digital tentacles reaching to, of all places, Japan. Analysts have now mapped out how Hooters pinup girl and lad-mag model Leeann Tweeden's initial accusation against Franken became effective propaganda after right-wing black ops master Roger Stone first hinted at the allegation.
  • Trump: Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!

    02/18/2018 9:51:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 18, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!
  • 13 Russians and 63 million Trump voters indicted

    02/18/2018 4:19:15 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 28 replies
    http://thepeoplescube.com/ ^ | 2/18/2018 | Kommissar Chernobylski
    Mueller charges 13 Russian nationals, formerly known as Trump fans, and 63 million Americans, for meddling in US elections by voting for the wrong candidate. Mr. Mueller added that up to 63 million Americans who disparaged Hillary Clinton by voting wrongly can expect a fate the same as the Russians, er, white males, and will get deported back to Moscow where they belong. Mr. Mueller did not rule out capital punishment. The assembled reporters wearing Hillary 08 lapel pins rose in unison, stamped their feet and cheered, as MSNBC's Chris Matthews vibrated in the front row as he was having...
  • Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Expected-CDC. Flu shot making bad year worse-AP

    02/16/2018 9:22:52 AM PST · by spintreebob · 67 replies
    New York Times - AP ^ | 2-16-2018 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr-NYT, Mike Stobbe-AP
    The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal health officials said on Thursday at a special news conference held to discuss the dangerous flu season, which is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans. This year’s vaccine is about 25% effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Per the NYT. But look at the AP story. The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released...
  • Study: NFL Needs to Rediscover Its Heart If It's to Overcome Ratings Slump

    02/16/2018 5:26:20 AM PST · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    ADage ^ | 2-16-2018 | Anthony Crupi
    the NFL's ongoing ratings slide has been an exercise in highly subjective interpretation. Ask 20 fans why they believe the league's popularity is on the wane, and you'll get 20 responses, ranging from political (players taking a knee during the anthem) to pragmatic (the specter of repetitive brain trauma). In the interest of trying to get at the heart of what's actually driving the ratings erosion ... Horizon Media began an investigation. While the NFL and its network partners may not find the data terribly reassuring, the good news is that many factors that have alienated fans appear to be...
  • A transgender woman was shot in Baltimore and no one is talking about it

    02/15/2018 8:47:27 AM PST · by Jack Black · 57 replies
    Mya Hall wasn’t looking for trouble when she took a wrong turn on March 30 and wound up on the wrong exit of a Fort Meade, Md. parkway, which led to the Baltimore headquarters of the NSA. But she still wound up dead after security opened fire on her vehicle, apparently causing it to crash into the gates of the compound. This week, as protests over the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray continue, black women on Twitter are urging the city to remember her name.
  • Mike Pence on Kim Yo-jong: ‘I didn’t avoid the dictator’s sister, but I did ignore her’ (Great)

    02/14/2018 1:47:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Vice President Pence said Wednesday that he deliberately ignored North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister last week in order to send “a very clear message” during the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. Mr. Pence and his wife were photographed standing just a few feet from Kim Yo-jong on Friday amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and the dictatorial regime. Asked during an Axios event in Washington whether he gave any consideration to greeting Ms. Kim, the vice president responded, “I did not.”
  • (Democrat) Ron Kind primary challenger arrested in La Crosse as a (#MeToo) fugitive

    02/14/2018 11:40:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 2 replies
    WAOW ^ | Feb 14, 2018
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A woman who recently announced her primary campaign against Congressional Representative Ron Kind is now in custody of the NYPD on grand larceny charges. Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was arrested on February 12 by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department at 400 La Crosse Street. That arrest followed a call to the DA's office from the NYPD saying that Germanotta was wanted for grand larceny in the third degree. There is currently no word yet on the context of that charge. According to the NYPD warrant, her charge (155.35(1) et al) deals with theft of...
  • GOP Rep to Cuomo: “First Time I’ve Told a Guy ‘Happy Valentine’s’ Three Times in One Day”

    02/14/2018 5:25:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that . . . Let’s take a break from the MSM’s non-stop Rob Porter coverage and note an amusing CNN moment. Chris Cuomo was interviewing GOP Rep. Jim Jordan this morning. Jordan began by wishing Cuomo a Happy Valentine’s Day. There was a problem with Cuomo’s earpiece, and as they were checking it, Jordan repeated the greeting twice more. When they finally got the problem straightened out, Jordan said: “Chris, first time I’ve ever told a guy Happy Valentine’s three times in one day.” Get the rest of the story and view the video...
  • Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)

    02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Maggie Shepard
    State legislators, the state’s entire congressional delegation and local protesters on Thursday stepped up criticism of the publication of a syndicated political cartoon, which many called racist, on the editorial page of Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal. Roughly 50 people protested Thursday evening outside the Journal offices, and the cartoon prompted a 30-minute critique from the state Senate floor and a swirl of social media criticism. Hundreds of angry readers also called, many demanding an apology. Journal editor Karen Moses issued an apology Thursday morning and later said in an interview that there will be more scrutiny of editorial cartoons in the...
  • ACAs EHRs: 16 Pages and No Info to Help Physicians

    02/09/2018 5:39:27 AM PST · by spintreebob · 34 replies
    Medpage ^ | 2-8-2018 | Niran S. Al-Agba, MD
    My pediatric practice is one that harkens back to days long ago when physicians knew their patients and pertinent medical histories by heart. My 81-year-old father and I were in practice together for the past 16 years; he still used the very sophisticated "hunt and peck" to compose emails. The task of transitioning to an electronic record system seemed insurmountable, so we remain on paper. Our medical record system has not changed in almost five decades. I would not have it any other way. This past spring, he walked into my office shaking his head in disbelief after thumbing through...
  • “Mike” is Out – Michael P Kortan Quits FBI…

    02/08/2018 4:40:47 PM PST · by bitt · 93 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Another longtime FBI official quits today. According to Fox News Catherine Herridge reporting, FBI Asst. Director Michael Kortan (aka text message “Mike”), the head of the FBI Public Affairs Office, has announced he is retiring. Mike Kortan was previously exposed by FBI Agent Peter Strozok as having specific information that the investigation into Hillary Clinton was manipulated by the “small group”. “Mike’s” job was to sell the ruse as a valid investigation. WASHINGTON – The longtime head of public affairs at the FBI — who was a confidant of former director James Comey — is planning to retire, Fox News...
  • 'Sketchy' drawing of Pennsylvania theft suspect actually leads to an ID

    02/08/2018 2:42:52 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Pennsylvania police were able to issue an arrest warrant for a man identified after a sketch of him circulated, and was mocked among social media users.A witness drew an image of a suspected thief — who police believe to be Hunt Phuoc Nguyen, 44, — and submitted it to Lancaster City Police, which then released the “cartoonish” picture alongside a detailed description on Tuesday.Authorities said the suspect, believed to be Asian or South American, was around 5 feet 4 inches tall, and between 30 to 40 years of age. Police said the suspect had black hair and wide cheekbones.
  • {ABQ} Journal editorial cartoon sparks controversy

    02/08/2018 10:44:15 AM PST · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Dan Boyd and Michael Coleman
    SANTA FE – An editorial cartoon published in the Journal came under fire Wednesday from elected officials – including both of New Mexico’s U.S. senators – and others for being “misguided” and “bigoted.” The syndicated cartoon showed an apparently frightened white couple being accosted at gunpoint by members of MS-13, an international criminal gang targeted by President Donald Trump whose members are primarily from Central America. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat who is running for re-election this year, lambasted the cartoon on social media, while state Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, described it as an example of “ignorance, racism and...
  • Adam Schiff was not punked - is trying to make 1 million selling naked Trump photos on Ebay

    02/06/2018 10:26:32 PM PST · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    twitter/ebay ^ | 2-6-18 | dfu
  • How to Deal With Telephone Solicitors

    02/06/2018 1:18:28 PM PST · by huckfillary · 157 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 6, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Let's face it, nobody but my mother-in-law likes phone solicitors. She'll talk to them for hours and the Jehovah's Witnesses that knock on her door every Saturday morning. She once hung up on my wife because the Jehovah's witnesses were knocking on the door. But this is mostly about handling phone solicitors. The phone rings. You know immediately it's a solicitor. Homeowner: This is Chief Inspector Flanagan from Homicide. You've called in the middle of a crime scene investigation. The homeowner was found dead a short while ago. But while you're on the phone, let me ask you some questions...
  • Michigan Approves $360 in Weekly Unemployment to a German Shepherd

    02/05/2018 8:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A Michigan dog owner was surprised to find out that the state approved his German shepherd for weekly unemployment benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency sent a letter to lawyer Michael Haddock saying that a Michael Ryder was approved to receive $360 a week in unemployment, reports ABC News. The only problem is that Ryder is Haddock’s German shepherd. The letter claimed that Michael Ryder worked at a restaurant chain in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m not sure what he’s going to do with the money,” Haddock said.
  • Chuck Grassley Memo Comes Next – Question Surrounds FBI Knowledge of Steele Shopping Dossier To ..

    02/03/2018 9:31:06 PM PST · by bitt · 72 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/3/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Democrats, media, and the aggregate DOJ/FBI intelligence community are finally seeing accountability. With the HPSCI memo now in the rear-view mirror, and the content in the bloodstream of the U.S. electorate, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is next. Toward the end of December, the FBI provided the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, with FBI investigative documents (likely FD-302’s) from their contacts with Christopher Steele. According to most reasonable timing we can discover Steele met with FBI officials sometime around October 1st, 2016. From the U.K. lawsuit against Christopher Steele (pdf here), Steele admits to having shopped the Clinton-Steele dossier to...