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  • Dow drops 120 points as Senate plan would delay tax cut until 2019

    11/09/2017 12:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/09/2017 | Fred Imbert and Alexandra Gibbsl
    U.S. equities fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, on worries that tax reform could be delayed until 2019. A proposed plan by Senate Republicans would push tax reform back to 2019, CNBC has learned through a source. The move contrasts with a bill working its way through the House. The Washington Post first reported the news. "That's what gave us this new leg down," said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, on CNBC's "Squawk Alley." Expectations for tax reform have increased recently, helping lift the stock market to all-time highs. The major indexes had recovered...
  • Utah's 'Negro Bill Canyon' renamed after years of debate [now Grandstaff Canyon]

    10/12/2017 6:43:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 6:51 PM EDT
    After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided Thursday to rename it Grandstaff Canyon to get rid of an offensive name, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The vote was 12-0, with one member declining to vote. The decision comes 16 years after the board voted to keep the name. The new name honors black rancher and prospector William Grandstaff, whose cattle grazed there in the 1870s. “His name was Grandstaff; it was not Negro Bill,”...
  • Rumors Fly That Russia Has Dropped "The Father of All Bombs" in Syria

    09/07/2017 10:13:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Drive ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    A rumor has appeared on social media suggesting that Russia has dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb, nicknamed the Father of All Bombs, on ISIS terrorists in Syria. If confirmed, this would be the first time Russia has employed this weapon, which is has otherwise revealed very little about, in combat. On Sept. 7, 2017, posts appeared on Twitter alleging that witnesses and activists near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, had seen the weapon in action.. As yet, though, there has been no reporting in English language Russian news outlets or an official statement from the Russian Ministry of...
  • CNN host says Trump ‘piece of [bleep]’ on Twitter tonight

    06/03/2017 6:50:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/3/17 | Reza Aslan
  • MAGA: It’s Mother’s Day Not Nanny-State Day

    05/14/2017 6:24:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-14-17 | MOTUS
    I see that in honor of Mother’s Day weekend the little mother from North Korea decided to test his unguided missiles again. He might want to be a little more judicious when playing his virtual reality games in the future as the stakes tend to get higher every time you play.He might get the Mothers’ Day special whether he ordered it or not.But speaking of Mother’s Day, Melania continued the White House tradition of hosting Military Mothers ahead of Mother’s Day.Lady M hosts Mother’s Day Military Family event, 2011Melania hosts Mother’s Day Military Family event, 2017Making America Great Again, one...
  • Pope Francis angered by America's 'mother of all bombs' name

    05/06/2017 6:46:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th May | BBC News
    Pope Francis has criticised the naming of the US military's largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in combat as "the mother of all bombs". "I was ashamed when I heard the name," the pontiff told an audience of students at the Vatican. "A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is going on?" he asked. Last month the US dropped such a bomb, which weighs 21,600lb (9,800kg), on Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said it was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangarhar province, targeting tunnel complex used by IS....
  • In 'underground desert cities' Islamic State fighters lie in wait for Iraqi army

    05/06/2017 5:12:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | May 5, 2017 | Suadad al-Salhy
    Thousands of IS fighters have retreated to desert of Anbar, where they are launching deadly attacks against vulnerable non-combat troops Having secured the towns and villages of Anbar province, and with commanders focused on the battle for the city of Mosul, Iraqi forces are now having to contend with a new Islamic State (IS) group tactic – desert ambushes. Military sources say that beneath the sand, thousands of IS militants are hiding in underground tunnels and bunkers, from which they are launching a campaign to unnerve and disorientate the Iraqi army, already weary after years of fighting. On Sunday, at...
  • Taliban Decry 'Detriments for the Environment' from U.S. MOAB Explosion

    04/20/2017 8:56:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies ^ | 4/19/17 | Bridget Johnson
    The Taliban accused Washington of harming the environment and using disproportionate force against ISIS by dropping the "mother of all bombs" in Nangarhar province last week. It was the first time the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, packed with 11 tons of TNT and dropped from an MC-130, was used in combat. The U.S. Resolute Support Mission said forces "took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with this strike." An Afghan army spokesman told the country's Tolo News that one civilian family lived in the blast area, but they were evacuated by security forces before the MOAB was dropped.
  • MOAB blast from the POV of the Afghan villagers.

    04/18/2017 3:43:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 April 2017 | John Bathcelor
    Podcast 17:52 John Batchelor, Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn, Thaddeus McCotter discuss Afghanistan, Taliban, ISIS, ISIS connections in Indonesia ... among other things.
  • US says nearly 800 ISIS members on ground when ‘Mother of All Bombs’ dropped

    04/17/2017 9:45:50 PM PDT · by hotdogjones · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/13/2017 | Bob Frederic
    The United States on Thursday dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan — a strike President Trump hailed as “very, very successful.” The US estimates that 600 to 800 ISIS terrorists were on the ground in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar, conducting strikes on government and US forces while battling the rival Taliban.
  • POLL: Why do you think the U.S. dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan?

    04/15/2017 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 75 replies
    Why do you think the U.S. dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan? To distract from the Trump/Russia election hack. To save the lives of U.S. military personnel.
  • Devastating aftermath of the 'Mother of all Bombs': Children play among the rubble in Afghan town

    04/15/2017 1:17:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 4/15/17 | ap/ Karen Ruiz
    Full title.........................Devastating aftermath of the 'Mother of all Bombs': Children play among the rubble in Afghan town where largest non-nuclear weapon ever used by US military killed 94 militants including four ISIS leaders.......................... Ministry of Defense official said the death toll could rise as the bomb site is assessed Nangarhar spokesman Ataullah Khogyani, said there is no report of any civilians being killed in the bombing Former president Hamid Karzai criticized the Afghan and US governments for the attack On Saturday, Karzai said allowing the US to carry out the bombing was 'treason' Current President Ashraf Ghani said the government...
  • Afghan official: Death toll from massive US bomb rises to 94, including 4 ISIS commanders

    04/15/2017 3:03:39 AM PDT · by hotdogjones · 54 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 94 Islamic State militants were killed by the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, an Afghan army spokesman said Saturday. Maj. Sherin Aqa, head of public affairs for the 201st Corps in eastern Nangarhar province, where the GBU-43B was detonated, said ISIS commanders are among the dead. “Our latest reports indicate that four main commanders are among the 94 people killed,” Aqa told Stars and Stripes.
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

    04/15/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This epic fail occurred even though the following comparison was known early on: The MOAB has the force of 11 tons of TNT. For comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had the force of 15 thousand tons of TNT. The destructive force of the...
  • Despite The Saber Rattling By N. Korea,They Dont Even Test A Missile.Thank Trump And China For That!

    04/15/2017 9:47:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    iWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I know President Trump’s work with China led to the good behavior of North Korea. Plus, the fact that Trump showed North Korea the United States would not take their threats sitting down was a huge factor in their backing off of even a missile test. I believed late last night that we would not strike NK for only a missile test, but if they harmed a hair on our back, or South Korea, or Japan, a war would be our only choice. I praise God this did not happen. I wonder if we are about to see a decrease...
  • Hollywood Director: We Can Only Defeat ISIS With Love

    04/15/2017 11:51:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Outnumbered
    After U.S. forces dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan, Hollywood director Josh Fox railed against the decision to deploy the military's largest non-nuclear device, which reportedly killed several dozen ISIS militants.
  • Number Of ISIS Fighters Killed By ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ Rises To 94

    04/15/2017 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2017
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district. “Fortunately there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack,” Khogyani said. The U.S. attack on...
  • The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb; or Mother of All Bombs

    04/15/2017 8:23:11 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2017 | Jim Emerson
    On April 13, 2017, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb known as the Mother of All Bombs or MOAB for short was used for the first time in combat. The largest non-nuclear weapon in current inventory was used against an ISIS target in a remote part of far northeast Afghanistan. The target in question was reportedly an ISIS complex of tunnels, caves and a camp where personnel were assembling. The MOAB is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) precision guided bomb, developed for the United States Air Force by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the...
  • Death Toll From Massive US Bomb in Afghanistan Passes 90

    04/15/2017 7:42:19 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 61 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 4/15/17 | Ayesha Tanzeem
    ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say the number of militants known to have been killed by a huge U.S. bomb Thursday has nearly tripled. Officials say at least 92 militants died in the blast - up from 36 reported Friday. The area is still being cleared, so the death toll may increase. There is no indication any civilians or military personnel were among the dead. President Ashraf Ghani said Afghan and U.S. forces closely coordinated on the bombing, however his predecessor has strongly denounced the strike and the United States. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday he is unleashing a...
  • Former Afghan president calls decision to drop massive U.S. bomb 'treason'

    04/15/2017 7:26:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2017 | By Mirwais Harooni
    Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused his successor on Saturday of committing treason by allowing the U.S. military to drop the largest conventional bomb ever used in combat during an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. Karzai, who also vowed to "stand against America", retains considerable influence within Afghanistan's majority Pashtun ethnic group, to which President Ashraf Ghani also belongs. His strong words could signal a broader political backlash that may endanger the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. "How could you permit Americans to bomb your country with a device equal to an atom bomb?" Karzai said at a...