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  • Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch

    11/28/2017 8:04:24 PM PST · by oxcart · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | DMITRI LOVETSKY
    VOSTOCHNY LAUNCH PAD, Russia (AP) -- A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia's new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation's space program. Russia's Roscosmos space agency said it has failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite that was launched atop a Soyuz-2 booster rocket Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny launch pad in the Far East. The agency says it's trying to determine what happened.
  • Russia Scandal Befalls Two Brothers: John and Tony Podesta

    11/11/2017 1:48:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 10, 2017 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL
    <p>WASHINGTON — One is a rail-thin liberal idealist who spent his career in government, on campaigns and at think tanks. The other is an overweight pragmatist who made a fortune lobbying for all manner of liberal boogeymen.</p> <p>And now, in a twist with Shakespearean undertones, the two influential Washington brothers have found themselves on opposite sides of the scandals over Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p>
  • "Men like Harvey Weinstein should go to jail, says Jane Fonda"

    10/13/2017 2:07:22 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 13 Oct 17 | Alexandra Gibbs and Tania Bryer
    Sexual harassment isn't just a problem Hollywood is currently trying to come to terms with — it's "epidemic", one award-winning actress told CNBC. In recent days, famous movie stars such as Ryan Gosling, Emma Thompson, Brie Larson and Tom Hanks have spoken out in support of those who have been affected by the sexual harassment scandal currently encircling producer Harvey Weinstein. Now, it's Jane Fonda's turn. Not only does she believe that the women who've come forward should be applauded for their courage, but the people who conduct such acts — like those that Weinstein has been accused of —...
  • Pat Buchanan: Trump May Need Those Transgender Troops

    08/21/2017 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns North Korea's nuclear escalation, deteriorating relations with Russia and China, and U.S. engagement in the Middle East are a growing challenge for the U.S. military — and President Donald Trump "may need those transgender troops."In a piece for World Net Daily, Buchanan chides that, "Apparently, U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia are insufficient to satiate our War Party."
  • Like Haman Being Hanged on the Scaffold He Built for Mordechai

    07/02/2017 6:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    An online friend watching the week’s events observes that they remind her of the villain Haman being hanged on the very scaffold he had built to hang Mordechai in the biblical Book of Esther. That sums up the week in which the federal investigators are themselves under investigation and the press is forced to recant the lies it has been publishing about the administration. Having watched the deep state eviscerate gentleman G.W. Bush and his administration on the Plamegate fiction, this turn of events warms my heart. It’s long overdue. 1. The Attempted “Russian Collusion” Coup Fails The Plotters Are...
  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 9:31:31 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.25.17 | Editor
    A local television news crew in New Mexico became the story when someone stole the station’s SUV as staffers gathered footage for a segment on crime in the area.
  • Irony: Pro-Abortion CBS Decries Budget Impact on Society’s ‘Weakest Members’

    05/24/2017 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    The aggressively pro-abortion journalists at CBS have suddenly discovered a need to protect society’s “weakest members.” But it’s not a turn towards respecting the pro-life position. No, the hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday conveniently used this talking point as a way to decry Donald Trump’s proposed budget.  Talking to Ohio Governor John Kasich, Charlie Rose demanded, “Governor, what do you say to those who say a society and a civilization can measured by how it treats its weakest members?” Earlier this year, CBS decried Republicans for their effort to defund Planned Parenthood. But that’s apparently not what CBS reporters have...
  • Big Game Hunter Killed When Shot Elephant Collapses on Top of Him

    05/22/2017 12:17:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    SNIP A professional hunter was killed when an elephant that had just been shot fell on top of him, according to reports. South African big-game bagger Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt in Zimbabwe on Friday when his group accidentally walked into the path of a herd of breeding elephants near Hwange National Park and three of the elephant cows charged at them, the Telegraph reports. Botha fired at the rampaging pack but was caught by surprise when a fourth cow came in from the side and picked him up with her trunk. SNIP
  • Flashback 1993: DEFIANT F.B.I. CHIEF REMOVED FROM JOB BY THE PRESIDENT (Clinton fires Sessions)

    05/09/2017 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 1993 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct. Mr. Clinton said he would announce his nominee to replace Mr. Sessions on Tuesday. He was expected to pick Judge Louis J. Freeh of Federal District Court in Manhattan; officials said Judge Freeh had impressed Mr. Clinton favorably on Friday at their first meeting. Mr. Clinton, explaining his reasons for removing Mr. Sessions, effective immediately, said, "We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency...
  • Bill Clinton writing a Thriller :"The President is Missing"

    05/09/2017 8:29:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/2017 | video
    Former US President Bill Clinton is teaming up with thriller writer James Patterson on a novel entitled "The President is Missing." Rollo Ross reports.
  • Dennis Prager: Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created

    03/14/2017 9:31:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ... Here's the problem: It is the left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most are now...
  • DOES THE NFL COMBINE VIOLATE THE ADA?

    03/01/2017 8:25:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 28, 2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    If your answer is, “you can’t be serious,” you’re not fully in tune with the contemporary landscape. On the other hand, your common sense quotient is high. The NFL scouting combine is basically an audition by more than 300 of the best collegiate football players who are eligible for the NFL draft. They come to Indianapolis each year to undergo on-field workouts, medical testing, interviews, and psychological testing.
  • Irony? MSNBC's Brian Williams Hosts Segment on President Trump's Lying

    02/09/2017 12:18:20 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2017
    MSNBC's Brian Williams may not be the best person to discuss another man's lying. On his show "The 11th Hour," Williams hosted a segment that discussed President Donald Trump's alleged lying. [Snip] "This is what the Trump Administration is counting on. Why does he lie? Because he can. Because anyone who corrects him, he'll say that's the opposition, that's partisan," [Guest Charlie] Sykes said.
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • Trump’s Pox Americana-President has sounded an unprecedented retreat from its role as a world leader

    01/26/2017 5:36:31 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 47 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 | BY DAVID ROTHKOPF
    America’s foreign policy has changed more in the week since Donald Trump took office than it has at any time since the end of World War II. Given the changes that occurred in 1991 with the end of the Cold War and after the attacks on 9/11, that is saying something. But the changes ushered in by Trump — often without benefit of consultation with his cabinet departments, experts of any sort, or the legislative branch of government — cut to the core philosophies that have guided America in the modern era, as well as to the specifics of relations...
  • Activist who was walking across America barefoot to raise awareness of climate change is hit.....

    01/22/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 131 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 22, 2017 | Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Activist who was walking across America barefoot to raise awareness of climate change is hit and killed by SUV A man who was hiking across America barefoot on the side of highways to 'save the earth' was struck by a Buick SUV and died Saturday. Mark Baumer, 33, began his shoeless trek in October. His journey aimed to raise awareness and funds for the FANG Collective, a Rhode Island organization that supports nonviolent resistance to the natural gas industry. Florida Highway Patrol confirmed Baumer was hit on the side of Highway 90 in Walton County. He was pronounced...
  • 70 staff members ill after Department of Health luncheon (Irony!)

    12/21/2016 9:51:45 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | 12/20/2016 | By Andrew Oxford
    Epidemiologists at the state Department of Health are investigating their agency’s own annual holiday luncheon after dozens of employees reported falling ill after the party last week. About 70 staff members claim to have experienced gastrointestinal issues following the catered event at the Harold Runnels Building attended by more than 200 employees, according to a spokesman.
  • Black CNN employees in Atlanta sue the company for racial discrimination

    12/08/2016 12:09:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2016 | By Jennifer Smith
    Black employees of CNN are suing the company and its affiliates for racial discrimination. The class action was filed in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday on behalf of two workers, Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr, but alleges widespread discrimination throughout the organizations. 'Dramatic' differences in pay, harsher evaluations for black males and fewer available promotions are among evidence of the prejudice, the lawsuit alleges. CNN declined to comment on the case when comment on the case when contacted. TBS and Time Warner did not respond to requests. . .
  • Lady Gaga stages protest outside Trump Tower while Katy Perry vows to 'not let hate lead us' [tr]

    11/09/2016 5:31:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman and Francesca Chambers
    There was misery for Hillary Clinton's band of Hollywood megafans as Donald Trump emerged victorious as American President. Lady Gaga staged a protest against Trump outside Trump Tower, clinging to a sanitation truck with a sign 'Love Trumps Hate'. She was then pictured looking emotional in a luxury black Rolls-Royce Phantom being driven away clasping her hands together. At midnight, she had taken to Twitter and wrote: 'Say a prayer America.' Other famous Clinton supporters took to social media to express their dismay. Eva Longoria captioned an unhappy selfie on Snapchat 'What is happening?????!!!!!'.
  • (WIkileaks) Student emails Podesta about a due date in "Congressional Investigations" class

    11/05/2016 6:45:54 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 5 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:mac376@georgetown.edu To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-04-23 18:43 Subject: Congressional Investigations Due Date for Paper Hi Professor Podesta, Just wanted to check and see if the paper is due at COB on Thursday, the 7th or at midnight, the night of the 6th. Right now the Registrar's system has it set at midnight. Thanks! Best, Mark