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  • ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer

    03/22/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 March 2018 | Spencer Ackerman & Kevin Poulson
    Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, was in fact an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU), The Daily Beast has learned. It’s an attribution that resulted from a fleeting but critical slip-up in GRU tradecraft. That forensic determination has substantial implications for the criminal probe into potential collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. The Daily Beast has learned that the special counsel in that investigation, Robert Mueller, has taken over the probe into Guccifer and brought the FBI agents who worked to track the persona...
  • Omnibus Bill Includes Specific Clause Barring Funding for Donald Trump ‘Wall’

    03/22/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    The 2,232 page Omnibus bill includes a specific clause barring funding for a wall on the southern border that mirrors the new prototypes already there. The bill reads: The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, (Public Law 115–31), such as currently deployed steel bollard designs, that prioritize agent safety.
  • The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First [by John Bolton, Mar 2, 2018]

    03/22/2018 4:21:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute - International Policy Council ^ | March 2, 2018 at 4:00 am | John R. Bolton
    The Winter Olympics' closing ceremonies also concluded North Korea's propaganda effort to divert attention from its nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs. And although President Trump announced more economic sanctions against Pyongyang last week, he also bluntly presaged "Phase Two" of U.S. action against the Kim regime, which "may be a very rough thing." CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in January that Pyongyang was within "a handful of months" of being able to deliver nuclear warheads to the U.S. How long must America wait before it acts to eliminate that threat? Pre-emption opponents argue that action is not justified because Pyongyang does...
  • Hillary in India: A Sari Spectacle

    03/22/2018 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | March 22, 2018 | Doris O'Brien
    One of my liberal friends admitted to me recently that there is a certain virtue to losing gracefully. She was referencing her disappointment with the mean-spirited salvos Hillary Clinton delivered during her recent visit to India, an outburst closer to being disgraceful than full of grace. I’ve been trying to figure Hillary out for almost a half century, ever since I found myself part of an alumnae audience listening to the Wellesley Class of 1969’s graduation spokesperson -- known then as Hillary Rodham -- erupt in condescending anger at the commencement’s guest speaker. Even all those years ago, it was...
  • Citi cracks down on gun sales: 'We want to do our part'

    03/22/2018 3:39:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/2018 | Emily Sharpiro
    Global bank Citi is starting a new commercial firearms policy within the U.S. "to do our part as a company to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands," the company said today. The new policy requires its new retail sector clients and partners to follow several practices: not sell guns to someone who didn't pass a background check; not sell bump stocks and high-capacity magazines; and not sell guns to people under 21 years old. Ed Skyler, Citi's head of global public affairs, said Citi has a few relationships with companies that manufacture guns, and for those relationships, "We...
  • McMasters Out Bolton in

    03/22/2018 3:32:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 181 replies
    fox news | 3/22/18 | fox news
    Per FOX NEWs. On trumps twitter
  • John Bolton to replace McMaster

    03/22/2018 3:32:32 PM PDT · by musicman · 35 replies
    Fox Business News | Foz Business News
    Just announced!!
  • Broward County sheriff out of public eye while BSO missteps mount in Parkland

    03/22/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/21/18 | B Norman
    After the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel didn't shy away from cameras, leading news conference after news conference and even going on national television for a CNN town hall meeting on gun control. But as Israel played to the nation, it remained a secret that his own deputies failed to enter the school to stop shooter Nikolas Cruz. Details were also missing on the agency's lack of follow-up to disturbing complaints about Cruz made to BSO prior to the shooting that portended... ....Israel also made that same apparently...
  • Editorial: Data mining not new

    03/22/2018 3:17:33 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03-22-2018 | Herald Staff
    The data firm used by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, is taking its turn in the eyes of many as the villain responsible for the apocalyptic outcome of the presidential election of 2016. Others, of course, have included Russia and the Electoral College system, but progressives are especially distressed about this one. That a crude and brutish outfit like the Trump campaign could use their data-mining tools and politically allied platforms like Facebook against them adds extra sting to the wound of the loss.
  • Mueller Corruption Scandal Breaks WIDE Open—Look What Crime He Buried For Obama

    03/22/2018 3:02:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | admin
    NOTE: Noticed spelling errors in this post have been corrected. NEWS HAS BEEN BREAKING OF RUSSIA-CONNECTED CORRUPTION WITHIN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. BUT—SURPRISE, SURPRISE—IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DONALD TRUMP AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH BARACK OBAMA. Apparently, as Obama’s administration was approving a titanic deal to give Russian companies stock in U.S. uranium, the same Russian individuals were engaged in all sorts of nefarious behavior. Corruption, bribery, and various underhanded activities. We never learned about it, because it appears the FBI at the time was covering it up. And who was responsible for the cover up? Oh, just the...
  • 2nd Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

    03/22/2018 3:00:15 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love. All of this is wrapped up in the giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that the House of Representatives approved Thursday on a 256-167 vote and sent to the Senate. Just before President Obama left office, his administration finalized new regulations banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances. About 10 percent of all people...
  • Congressmen explain the problem with false positives in the NICS System

    03/22/2018 2:56:36 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 22, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) testified before the House Rules Committee on the Fix NICS portion of the Omnibus Spending Bill. Massie and Perry provide powerful statements on the “false positives” in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) system. Here is an example of how Crime Prevention Research Center research makes a difference. Unfortunately, the House still passed this legislation as part of the Omnibus-spending bill. View video
  • Budget Bill Includes FixNICS, CDC Gun Violence Research…No National Reciprocity

    03/22/2018 2:50:42 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/22/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Thank goodness the NRA took to YouTube today to reassure America’s gun owners they they’re still fighting for the unfettered right to keep and bear arms. Otherwise gun owners would be forgiven for worrying that a significant portion of those ostensibly on the gun rights side in Congress had strayed off the reservation. The gargantuan, omnibus, all-encompasing, colossal, ginormous spending bill that’s racing toward passage has a few nasty surprises in it. In a last-minute deal, congressional leaders also agreed to add provisions that would improve the national background check system for gun purchases and provide safety grants to schools...
  • U.S. Stocks Sell Off on Concerns About Trade

    03/22/2018 2:49:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Michael Wursthorn and Riva Gold
    Trade war fears that have roiled the markets for two weeks intensified Thursday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 700 points and adding to concerns that stocks could be headed for a larger reckoning. Thursday’s selling, which sent shares of manufacturers, aluminum producers and steelmakers sharply lower, marked the culmination of months of growing investor anxiety over the course of U.S. trade policy. It came at a time when many say the market was already under pressure, gripped by fears over rising interest rates and sliding technology shares. Trade tensions ratcheted higher, as the Trump administration said...
  • Atlanta hit with cyberattack demanding ransom

    03/22/2018 2:35:44 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/22/2018 | cbs
    ATLANTA -- City officials say Atlanta is dealing with a cyberattack that is holding internal systems hostage using ransomware, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports. The attack caused outages on several computer systems.
  • The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

    03/22/2018 2:25:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Time ^ | March 22, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re cleaning up their mess,” says Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who started the #NeverAgain movement to curb gun violence three weeks earlier in his living room. “It’s like they’re saying, ‘I’m sorry I made this mess,’” adds buzzcut senior Emma González, “while continuing to spill soda on the floor.” Kasky and González are sitting with two more of the movement’s leaders, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin. Except they’re...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Douglas Murray; Brings America A Very Real Warning "Great Speech" [28:25 minutes]

    03/22/2018 2:04:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Douglas Murray via You Tube ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Conservative Resurgence
    Link to video: Douglas Murray Brings America A Very Real Warning "Great Speech" I haven't watched all of this, but it does live up to what it says, so far, in the title..."Great Speech". And another one I posted by Murray in 2015: Douglas Murray speaks at "The Danish Muhammad cartoon crisis in retrospect" conference
  • Veto This Bill, Mr. President — It’s An Establishment Trap

    03/22/2018 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So yet another esteemed member of the journalism community is suggesting that the Mueller investigation shut down. It’s Daniel Henninger at the Wall Street Journal. He believes that it should shut down because it’s on the verge of destroying virtual systems, virtual systematic destruction. This takes me to what I think of this… I guess this is what I think of this omnibus budget bill. We’ve had two hours here of dealing with it. I have taken more calls than usual today because a lot of people are fit to be tied over it and wanted to weigh in,...
  • 10 Songs From the '90s That We Still Love To Hear

    03/22/2018 1:52:22 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 226 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Lauren Spagnoletti
    How can I tell I'm getting old? My go-to music choices don't even come close to popular music currently topping the charts. When I drive my son to preschool, I proudly blast the classic rock station -- which now plays music from the 1990s. If listening to the likes of Pearl Jam and U2 makes me an old fogey? I can deal with that. Perhaps this is something my parents would have argued a few decades ago, but I firmly believe that there is a good amount of music from the '90s that was so solid it will never be...