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  • Court orders company to comply with special counsel subpoena in mystery grand jury appeal

    12/18/2018 3:25:53 PM PST · by janetjanet998
    (CNN)Four days after attorneys secretly argued over a grand jury subpoena suspected to be related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election, a federal appeals court is forcing an unnamed company to comply with the subpoena. The appeals court did not identify the company, nor did the appellate judges say the subpoena was related to the Mueller investigation. The company that sought to quash the subpoena is owned by a foreign country, the ruling Tuesday said. But the hearing Friday came after several other secretive court clashes between Mueller's team and the company that...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company needs to do more to protect civil rights of users

    12/18/2018 3:25:28 PM PST · by rktman
    cnbc.com ^ | Sara Salinas
    Sheryl Sandberg's comments come on the same day the NAACP is launching a week-long boycott of the service, and amid growing calls to clean up the platform. Facebook releases the findings of a civil rights audit, highlighting particular areas of concern on the platform. Facebook has acknowledged and addressed many of the civil rights abuses outlined in the audit report. But as bad actors get increasingly clever and find new ways to manipulate Facebook users, the company faces new challenges and changing calls for action.
  • Brexit has revealed the dark heart of the EU. Globalism.

    12/18/2018 3:24:26 PM PST · by rocknotsand
    Policalite.com ^ | December 18 2018 | Anne Marie Waters
    WELCOME to a new era – the era of globalism. It’s an era in which the borders are to come down, democracy will be openly frowned upon, and nationalism will be despised as an evil. But nationalism is not an evil; it is a desire for nation-state democracy. In other words, it is a desire for accountable governance. Those who oppose it give a clear indication of their disdain for such a notion. Who do they think should govern if not the people? The answer to that is obvious. Globalism doesn’t like accountable governance. Imposed from above, globalism is an...
  • The Lies the Media Tell Us

    12/18/2018 3:08:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18DEC18 | editorial staff
    Have you ever wondered why some people think the way that they do? I mean, why is it “common knowledge” that Trump followers are “Deplorable” Nazi “Red-Necks” who are High School dropouts and uneducated bumbletons? Why is it “common knowledge” that Universities and Colleges are the perfect routes for success in today’s’ modern world? Why is it “common knowledge” that we need to pay income taxes or else our bridges would collapse and our telephones would explode? The News Media told us. Have you ever really wondered about this? This absolute disconnect between the reality that we experience every day,...
  • Rush’s Running Commentary on the Flynn Sentencing Hearing

    12/18/2018 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, the bottom line is that Flynn wants this guilty plea. He’s told a judge. He and his lawyers have told the judge. The judge has offered them an opportunity to go a different route here, and Flynn doesn’t want to go the different route. So, Flynn not wanting to go the different route is gonna be a very determinative factor here in the sentencing, which has yet to happen. The judge is telling Flynn that, you know, this is a very bad thing you did here. You lied to the FBI while you’re in the White House....
  • Kamala Harris top 2020 choice in poll of women of color

    12/18/2018 3:01:25 PM PST · by rintintin · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 18 2018 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) leads the field of potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls among politically involved women of color, according to a straw poll released Tuesday by the group She the People.
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • Who Killed The Weekly Standard?

    12/18/2018 2:55:03 PM PST · by rintintin · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 18 2018 | David Brooks
    I’ve only been around Phil Anschutz a few times. My impressions on those occasions was that he was a run-of-the-mill arrogant billionaire. He was used to people courting him and he addressed them condescendingly from the lofty height of his own wealth. I’ve never met Ryan McKibben, who runs part of Anschutz’s media group. But stories about him have circulated around Washington over the years. The stories suggest that he is an ordinary corporate bureaucrat — with all the petty vanities and the lack of interest in ideas that go with the type. This week, Anschutz and McKibben murdered The...
  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Irish Sex education overhaul to cover LGBT

    12/18/2018 2:47:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 18th December 2018 | Philip Ryan
    CATHOLIC schools will have to teach children about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships – even though it is against their ethos – under plans for the overhaul of sex education. A draft report from the Oireachtas Education Committee, which has been seen by the Irish Independent ,is calling for radical changes in how sex education is taught to children in both primary and secondary schools. Under the new plans, school children would be educated about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships “without distinction as to their heterosexual counterparts”. It also recommends changing legislation to ensure that schools must teach the new...
  • Danish Minister for Migration: “Somalis go home and rebuild your country”

    12/18/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Danish authorities have concluded that the situation in some parts of Somalia is safe, and that Somalis no longer have valid grounds for asylum. Following a review of the situation in Somalia, which began in 2017, residence permits will therefore be withdrawn for no less than 1,000 Somalis. “It is time for them to go home now,” Denmark states. “If you no longer need our protection and your life and your health are no longer at risk in your homeland, you must of course return home and build up your country of origin”, says Minister for Migration Inger Støjberg, according...
  • McSally lost Senate race but will fill McCain’s Arizona seat

    12/18/2018 2:40:33 PM PST · by yoe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and TERRY TANG
    Arizona’s governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state’s other spot in the Senate. McSally, a former air force colonel, lost to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in November after a bruising contest in which she contended Sinema committed “treason” by making anti-war remarks in 2003. Now, McSally will join the Senate the same day that Sinema is sworn in.
  • Polish Minister says ‘France is now the sick man of Europe’ while Poland is a ‘bright spot’

    12/18/2018 2:36:30 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz bemoans the ‘sad’ France situation. He mentioned the jihadist attack, where a French jihadist killed five during an attack near Strasbourg Christmas market, and the Yellow Vests protests having made France Europe’s ‘sick man’. Mr. Czaputowicz asserts that the ‘Yellow Vests’ protests and last week’s jihadist attack made France a ‘drag on Europe’ while Poland is a bright spot. France and Poland have maintained an icy relationship ever since the populist Law and Justice (PiS) government came to power in Poland in 2015. As well, Macron has criticised Poland’s reforms, which according to the European...
  • BREAKING: “The people’s win” Belgian Prime Minister resigns over UN Migration Pact

    12/18/2018 2:28:23 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has said he will resign after facing a no confidence motion in his government. The decision can be seen as another result of the migrant crisis and especially the UN Migration Pact. The member states of the European Union have taken in the bulk of migrants since the 2015 ‘crisis’. The influx of millions of ‘refugees’, mostly seen as economic migrants, has changed the make up of EU member states’. Migrant criminality rising in countries where the number of migrants has also risen has given way to votes such as Brexit and the rise of...
  • Beltway Panic Over Obamacare Ruling

    12/18/2018 2:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The judge’s ruling on Obamacare. I have to assume that got discussed here yesterday. (interruption) You don’t know? (interruption) Oh, that’s right. None of you were here for the guest host. (interruption) The guest host came from the igloo, yesterday. (interruption) Okay, that’s right. You know what I don’t get? (interruption) He did not discuss it? Okay. I have just been told that it was not discussed. This is so simple to me, and the fact that it’s so simple and yet what is so simple and obvious is being ignored, is all that you need to know about...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days…

    12/18/2018 2:27:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 18, 2018 | sundance
    Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. The Daily Caller has an article [See Here] and a thread on the events [is Here] and a great video recap ob the events by Will Chamberlain [is HERE]. That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90-days. While we await the transcript from the court, here’s my view. Last night, while contemplating the possible outcomes of the hearing, there...
  • Tucker Carlson Dropped by at Least 7 Advertisers in Wake of Immigration Flap

    12/18/2018 2:21:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 18 December 2018 | Jon Levine
    Tucker Carlson: ""You've seen it a million times, it happens all the time," he said. "The enforcers scream 'racist' on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It's a tactic, a well worn one. And it won't work with the show, we're not intimidated. We plan to say what's true until the last day."
  • Reminder: No profanity, no racism, no personal attacks, no threats, no violence, etc.

    12/18/2018 2:11:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Some of this is starting to creep into our forum again, hence the reminder. Debate the issues all you want, but please don't make it personal. Keep it clean, above board and above belt. Also, whether pro or con, keep the q stuff off our regular forum threads. Post it on the q thread in chat/conspiracy. But again, keep it clean, don't make it personal, no name calling, no attacks, no threats, no violence. Don't be a TROLL. Stay on topic, don't flame, don't engage in flamewars, feuds, cross-thread arguments, stalking or harassment. If you don't like the subject or...
  • Liberals Release Bogus Study on Russian Social Media Meddling

    12/18/2018 2:07:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a big ballyhooed study that was released I think over the weekend. It was released by Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project, and it argued that fake accounts adds and tweets all clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party and specifically Donald Trump. It was the first we’ve ever heard of this. It’s late arriving in this whole godforsaken story, and they have this report that they’ve analyzed all kinds of things all over social media, and guess what we found at the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project? We found Russians everywhere! We found Russian fake accounts, we...
  • How Trump Should Approach the Next Two Years

    12/18/2018 1:54:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me grab an audio sound bite or two because this one fits in here, sound bites one and two. Play one and two. This was last Saturday in the United Kingdom, in Great Britain over on the BBC, the title of the program, Dateline London. The host is a guy named Sean Lee. He’s talking to a former TIME Magazine London bureau chief, whose name is Dr. Jef McAllister, and they’re talking about the Russia investigation and President Trump. To set things up, here is the host, Sean Lee, asking about Americans support for President Trump. He can’t...