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  • Bernie Sanders Slams Billionaires, Gets Reminded He Owns 3 Houses

    04/21/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is having a difficult time with his latest tweet assailing the wealthy. First, Sanders, who ran a progressive presidential campaign criticizing Wall Street and the rich, tweeted out a message Thursday evening with what seems to be a typo, telling billionaires: "You can have it all." After deleting the initial tweet and replacing it with a new one, swapping "can" with "can't", Sanders was mercilessly mocked for questioning how yachts and cars billionaires need when he and his wife bought their third house — a $600,000 beachfront residence — in August.
  • Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods (Hillary's pity party alert)

    04/21/2017 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 21, 2017 | A.B. Stoddard
    Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she's done enough damage and it's time to pack it in. That won't stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit. While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy -- it's self-sabotage. Last week Clinton...
  • DHS Head: Border Wall Will ‘Move Forward’ This Summer

    04/21/2017 5:41:44 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies ^ | 04/21/17
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says construction of President Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will “move forward” this summer. “I think something in the neighborhood of 100 counties from across the nation have shown interest and are starting to put together their prototypes,” Kelly said Wednesday on Fox News’s “The First 100 Days.” “But I think by late spring, early summer, we’ll have some prototypes and then we’ll be able to move forward into the summer. We’re going to get at it as quick as we can.” Kelly appeared alongside Attorney General Jeff Sessions as the pair conducted...
  • With North Korea, We Do Have Cards to Play

    04/21/2017 5:31:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Krauthammer
    The U.S. has ways to shut down Kim Jong-un’s nuclear-missile program short of war. The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States — and thus destroy an American city at a Kim Jong-un push of a button. The North Koreans are not bluffing. They’ve made significant progress with...

    04/21/2017 5:24:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 12, 2017
    Series of antisemitic tweets claim that Kushner is manipulating Trump and leading the United States into war for Israel’s benefit. Antisemitic invective against Jared Kushner has shot up recently, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL report, published Monday, documents a series of antisemitic tweets from white supremacists directed at Kushner, an Orthodox Jew and President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law. The tweets, sent by leading antisemites like David Duke and Richard Spencer, claim that Kushner is manipulating Trump and leading the United States into war for Israel’s benefit. “#FireKushner No one voted for Kushner,” Spencer...

    04/21/2017 5:21:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 17, 2017 | BYUZAY BULUT
    Even today, Turkey does not allow dead Armenians to rest in peace. What is the most at is the most horrible crime against humanity in history? To Henry Morgenthau Sr., who served as the US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1913 and 1916, it was the Armenian genocide. Morgenthau wrote in 1919: “I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915.” Up to 1.5 million Armenians were wiped...
  • Israel’s Female Soldiers: A Difficult Balance of Equality and Military Reality

    04/21/2017 5:13:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-21-17 | Shiryn Ghermezian –Israel’s female soldiers seem to break barriers on a consistent basis. In January, new figures revealed that the number of women serving in combat roles in the IDF’s Home Front Command is up 38 percent this year. And last month, the IDF launched a pilot program in which women will be trained as tank operators for the first time. Indeed, the Jewish state takes pride in being an oasis for gender equality in a region largely bereft of women’s rights; this attitude extends to Israel’s military. At the same time, for a nation facing ever-present security threats both internally...
  • Dem senators ask Bannon for more info about Breitbart contact

    04/21/2017 5:13:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20 April 2017 3:36pm | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats want White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to clarify recent contact he's had with Breitbart News, the conservative outlet he once ran.   The senators also want to know if Bannon's contact with the site complies with ethics rules.   Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) sent letters Thursday to Bannon and Stefan Passantino, the White House's designated agency ethics official. 
  • Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers

    04/21/2017 5:08:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/17 | Rolfe Winkler
    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.” Speaking to writer Tim Urban on the explainer website Wait but Why, Mr. Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal report last month that Neuralink aims to implant a tiny brain...
  • Putting ‘America First’ in the Mideast

    04/21/2017 5:04:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    lgemeiner ^ | 4-20-17 | Ruthie Blum
    America’s surgical strike on Syrian regime targets a week and a half ago — and this past Thursday’s “mother of all non-nuclear bomb” attack on Sunni terrorist infrastructure in Afghanistan — garnered surprisingly widespread bipartisan support, but put some of US President Donald Trump’s critics in a bit of a rhetorical quandary. How could they word their defense of Trump’s bold yet not extreme warning shots without putting a dent in their distrust of the new occupant of the Oval Office? Coming up with a solution to this problem turned out not to be so difficult for those pundits and...
  • HII's LPD-Based Future Surface Combatant Concept Could Replace Ticonderoga-class Cruisers

    04/21/2017 5:04:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 April 2017
    During the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space 2017 exposition held recently near Washington D.C., Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was showcasing its "Future Surface Combatant" based on a LPD-17 / San Antonio-class hull form. HII's LPD-Based Future Surface Combatant Concept Could Replace Ticonderoga-class CruisersHII's Future Surface Combatant at Sea Air Space 2017. According to an HII representative, the scale model is representative of what a future surface combatant could look like based on future fleet architecture studies by the US Navy and various think tanks. "It is increasingly clear that they are going to need a combatant with a very large radar to...
  • Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots outperform Qataris: French Aviation Magazine

    04/21/2017 4:56:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 06/04/2017
    As part of the bilateral military co-operation between Egypt and France, Dassault Aviation, a multinational Rafale fighter manufacturing company named based in France, delivered three Rafale fighters to Egypt on Wednesday which represents the third batch of the total deal of 24 fighters, according to a statement released by the official army spokesperson on Facebook. This Egypt-France deal is the first of its kind. For France to sell Rafale fighters to any country, as was the case in February 2015, was unprecedented. The deal also includes training Egyptian fighter pilots in these imported Rafale fighters in France. The Egyptian pilots'...
  • The Case Against Media ‘Objectivity’

    04/21/2017 4:52:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-19-17 | Jeremy Rosen
    Who really believed in the objectivity of journalists? As students we used to debate which was preferable: the Western system of arbitrary rich men owning newspapers, motivated by self-interest and the flow of advertising in determining what sells and what is news, or the communist system of a group of party ideologues deciding what should be published for the public good in Pravda or Izvestia? We knew perfectly well that each side was doctoring the news one way or another. In the Britain of my youth, we knew where the Manchester Guardian, the News Chronicle, and The Times stood on...
  • Teeing Up Trump Tariffs (higher taxes on U.S. steel consumers)

    04/21/2017 4:46:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2017
    ... Take steel, a Trump preoccupation. One reason for exceptions is that domestic manufacturers have limited capability to produce steel of certain strengths, thickness and flexibility. Most higher-strength steels used in thin-walled pipelines are made overseas. Retrofitting plants to produce a type of steel for one or two projects could delay construction and increase the cost. More U.S. workers would have to be retrained, which may not be practical in the short-term. So contractors often have no choice but to import foreign substitutes. The American Petroleum Institute chronicled some of these supply challenges in its response to Mr. Trump’s earlier...
  • Howard Dean: Ann Coulter's 'hate speech is not protected by the first amendment'

    04/21/2017 4:36:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Comittee chairman Howard Dean called out conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Twitter. Dean said, "Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment."
  • New York Times Exonerates Palestinian Arch Terrorist

    04/21/2017 4:30:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 20, 2017 | Gideon Israel
    The 'paper of record' attempts to turn a Jew killer into the new Nelson Mandela. The New York Times published an op-ed by arch-terrorist and convicted murderer Marwan Barghouti on Sunday. A respectable international newspaper giving a terrorist and a murderer an outlet to spread his venom and lies is detestable, but it’s also an affront to all those fighting terrorism worldwide. What the New York Times did to Israel is comparable to an international newspaper providing an outlet to Osama Bin Laden to spread his hatred and lies towards America. But who is Marwan Barghouti and why is the New York Times’s...
  • Obama photographer responds to Palin mocking Clinton portrait

    04/21/2017 4:28:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/21/2017 | Olivia Beavers
    President Obama's former photographer posted a photo response to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock mocking a portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a White House visit on Thursday. Pete Souza's photo, posted to Instagram, shows Obama sitting with his White House chief of staff Bill Daley beneath a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan. Palin and Nugent can be seen in their Thursday photo standing beside Clinton's official first lady portrait while making exaggerated gestures as Kid Rock stands with his arms folded. Souza is known to use his Instagram...
  • Secret Nazi aerial photos showing the devastation delivered by Britain's famous WWII Dam Busters

    04/21/2017 4:24:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/21/2017 | Katie French
    Photographs described by experts as 'extremely rare' which show the damage wreaked by the famous Dam Busters in World War II are to be auctioned next week. The aerial shots taken by German Intelligence depict the Möhne and Edersee Dams before the raid and after they were breached by the ingenious bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley. Operation Chastise, as the famous raid was officially known, was an attack on major dams in Germany's industrial heartland carried out on 16-17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force's renowned 617 Squadron, based at Scampton,...
  • This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty

    04/21/2017 3:58:19 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/20/2017 | Staff
    Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to "go big, go bold, and do things." So far, the GOP has not delivered. "They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing's happening," lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. "Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn't do by himself. ... The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace." Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump's Supreme Court pick. But what about...
  • John Lamb and Andrea Parker-Update on jurors questions...(BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF TRIAL)

    04/21/2017 3:55:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/20/2017 | John Lamb/Andrea Parker
    John Lamb (at :06)....the jurors had a question and we all went up there just a few minutes ago.....(at :34) looks like right now until possibly next week, the jurors are thinking about going home today at one o clock......Andrea Parker (at 1:16) the first question indicated there's a contradiction in the jury instruction and the jury goes to the conspiracy, what is the object of the conspiracy?......the judge thinks the wording is the confusion...(at 4:02)...I don't see how they can find a conspiracy when the people who supposedly conspired together never testified, they never had that evidence against...