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  • NK will not resume six party talks without change in US policies

    10/22/2017 7:47:05 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 22-Oct-2017 | by Choi He-suk
    North Korea will not return to the six party talks unless issues with the US are resolved, a high level North Korean diplomat said Saturday. According to reports citing participants of the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, North Korean Foreign Ministry’s Director General of North America Affairs Choi Sun-hee said that Pyongyang will not return to six party talks, and that the country will only negotiate with the US. “Suggestions from various countries are welcome, but as the US is the country that is trying to pressure and to bring about the collapse of North Korea, the issue must be resolved with...
  • Trump Still Has Bannon and Stone on Speed Dial, Despite His Public Claims To the Contrary: Report

    10/22/2017 7:46:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 22, 2017 | Tom Porter
    Steve Bannon and Roger Stone are two of President Donald Trump’s most controversial former advisers but recent reports indicate that Trump has kept communications open with the men despite neither having official government roles. As CEO of the 'alt-right' Breitbart news network, Bannon is viewed by the president as a hotline to the populist conspiracy-theory driven base that helped his rise to power. Multiple associates of both Trump and Bannon told The Washington Post that the two have kept in regular touch since Bannon resigned as White House chief strategist in August. Despite Bannon declaring war on the Congressional GOP...
  • Secrets and Lies: Three Russian Stories

    10/22/2017 7:30:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 2 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | Oct 22, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    The major developing stories this week have been so scantily and poorly covered in the mainstream press that you may want an easy primer. To fully understand it you have to look at alternative media, because just as Harvey Weinstein counted on complicit enablers -- his colleagues, victims and the press -- Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller and a cast of characters, including a press determined to cover for them have hidden what occurred. It’s taken some time, to be sure, but the evidence of their wrongdoing is becoming harder and harder to hide. Stalling and misdirection are their last redoubt....
  • Ken Burns: Monuments 'about reimposition of white supremacy

    10/22/2017 7:27:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/21/2017 | unknown
    Friday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” filmmaker Ken Burns said many Confederate monuments were “all about the reimposition of white supremacy” after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision causing the desegregation of public schools. Burns said, “There is a professor — Barbara Fields — from Columbia University, and she says the civil war is still going on. Not only still going on, but it can also still be lost. Regrettably, it can still be lost … We haven’t resolved this the question of race.” He continued, “So the monuments is a big deal and we have to understand...
  • WHO Changes Their Mind on Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role

    10/22/2017 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 22 2017 | BBC
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked its recent appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador
  • Missing the Target, Hitting the Foot

    10/22/2017 7:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 252, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    When taking aim, try not to hit your foot. You may need that foot, if only to put it in your mouth. Our bizarre age of ideological bickering continues as if we’ve not been sated yet. At least, the editors of The New York Times think its readers still demand a full barrage of invective and “argument” against “the right.” The Gray Lady has graced its pages with the writings of one Jane Coaston, who in mid-October took on conservatives in yet another farrago: “The Hollow Bravery of Ben Shapiro.” Ms. Coaston accuses Shapiro — the brilliant intellectual pugilist widely...
  • ‘I Did It’: San Diego Mother Who Can’t Read or Write Earns US Citizenship

    10/22/2017 6:56:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | 22 Oct 2017 | Monica Garske
    Escondido resident Jovita Mendez was among 700 immigrants naturalized in a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Diego on Oct. 18 – but her struggle to get there included many hurdles Southern California resident Jovita Mendez doesn’t speak English. She can’t read or write, in any language. But she longed for a better future for herself and, this week, she achieved that by finally becoming a U.S. citizen. “I didn’t think that I would be able to accomplish this, but I did it,” Mendez told NBC 7 in Spanish, holding back tears after being naturalized in a ceremony alongside 700 immigrants...
  • Bowe Bergdahl: US treated me worse than the Taliban

    10/22/2017 6:20:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-22-2017 | Michael Hechtman
    Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who walked off his base in Afghanistan, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban. The 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ” That got him less upset than the “administrative duties” the Army assigned him while awaiting trial, he said. “Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for...
  • Bowe Bergdahl: US treated me worse than the Taliban

    10/22/2017 6:19:12 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 October 2017 | Michael Hechtman
    Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who walked off his base in Afghanistan, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban. The 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ” That got him less upset than the “administrative duties” the Army assigned him while awaiting trial, he said. “Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for...
  • WashPost Columnist: Trump Has Beaten the Liberal Media

    10/22/2017 6:04:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    The Washington Post’s Philip Bump (full disclosure my former CNN colleague) is one of the first -- or maybe so far the only -- journalist at a mainstream media outlet to get what is seriously disquieting news for the mainstreamers. Here’s Phil’s headline: Trump’s already largely won his war against the media Phil begins his story this way: The choice that President Trump asks America to make is a simple one and one that he’s demanded since he jumped into the presidential race. Who are you going to believe, he asks: An industry of people whose jobs depend on presenting...
  • Jewish Community’s Inappropriate Reaction to DACA Decision

    10/22/2017 6:00:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Last week, I wrote about the abuse by the Forward regarding an article I submitted on DACA.This is the column as submitted to them.It took a Category 5 hurricane to halt the hysteria over the Trump Administration’s decision to force Congress to create legislation that would deal with individuals brought by their parents to the United States as children, an illegal act. It is now time for Jewish leaders to help forge a solution. You know that in 2012 President Obama issued an executive order, now known as DACA, that established a process allowing children who had entered the country...
  • Small plane crashes on St. Pete road, 4 people taken to hospitals

    10/22/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A small plane crashed on a road and hit multiple cars in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon. St. Pete police and fire departments are on scene at 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South. Two people were on the plane. Four people overall were taken to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene. According to the FAA website, the plane is a 1978 model Cessna 402b, owned by Noble Charter Service out of Opa Locka airport. ..." Tabitha Callihan applauds the pilot for putting the plane down where he did. “Where I looked...
  • Indonesia Says Army Chief Barred from U.S., Seeks Explanation

    10/22/2017 5:42:24 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    The conference of national defense chiefs is on countering violent extremism. Since being appointed armed forces chief by President Joko Widodo in July 2015, Nurmantyo has been at the center of several controversies. Earlier this year he abruptly suspended all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, and has been rebuked by members of Widodo's cabinet for making misleading public remarks. He helped stoke a wave of anti-communist sentiment sweeping Indonesia by ordering the screening of an anti-communist propaganda film to members of the military Nurmantyo will step down as leader of the armed forces in 2018...
  • Despicable People

    10/22/2017 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Just when you thought liberals had sunk as low as they could, they break out the shovel and start digging.Nothing is sacred anymore. Nothing is off limits, and everything is political. This week showed us once again there is nothing Democrats won’t exploit, no grave they won’t dance on, if they think they can score political points. And there’s nothing “journalists” won’t spin, won’t lie about, and no hypocrisy too great to prevent them from smearing their political opponents.The sad deaths of four soldiers in an ambush in Niger normally would not be a political football, but these times are...
  • ...46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS,...

    10/22/2017 5:25:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 22, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred.
  • Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster..

    10/22/2017 5:22:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 22, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!
  • WATCH: Tucker Carlson Takes Down MSNBC 'Morons' For Suggesting Gen. Kelly is Racist

    10/22/2017 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Tucker Carlson opened his nightly show Tucker Carlson Tonight yesterday with a fantastic take down of  the "morons" from MSNBC Lawrence O'Donnell and Joy Reid for suggesting that White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly is somehow racist for criticizing  Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). Lawrence O'Donnell, who is an Irish Catholic from Boston himself, proclaimed that Gen. Kelly grew up in a segregated neighborhood where women were abused.  “John Kelly never sat next to Frederica Wilson in his elementary school,” O'Donnell said. Adding "the language used in John Kelly's white neighborhood about black people was the exact same language used...
  • Trump To DOJ And FBI: Say Who Paid For Dossier

    10/22/2017 5:18:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    President Trump called on the Department of Justice and FBI to reveal who paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS to produce the infamous anti-Trump dossier of research compiled last year by former British spy Christopher Steele. “Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.” Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it. 3:59 PM - Oct 21, 2017 13,128 13,128 Replies 17,666 17,666 Retweets...
  • In NYC? Monday, Oct 23? Lecture On – Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats And Lone Wolf Attacks

    10/22/2017 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks On Monday, October 23, you’re invited to join a discussion with Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., a quadri-lingual expert in counterterrorism, as he addresses the topic Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks. Mr. Bruschweiler will also share his unique, international perspective on the latest global events and geopolitical trends including terrorism, espionage, foreign relations, and U.S. strategy to confront national security threats. As a guest, you’re encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion. DATE/TIME: Oct. 23, 7:00-9:00pm LOCATION: Veniero’s, 342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003 Biography...
  • PETER HITCHENS: A smacking ban? It may come back and slap us in the face

    10/22/2017 5:09:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 10/22/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I am sure that being smacked (very seldom, as it has happened) did me some harm, though I am equally sure there are some people who think I should have been smacked more than I was. But the question is whether banning smacking will do more harm than allowing it. And that is much more complicated. No person actively wants to smack a child. But a lot of sane, kind people have sometimes thought it wise to do so....... I'm not talking about the angry and obviously damaging violence you sometimes see in supermarkets, where an exasperated and furious parent,...