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  • Investigation of Argentina’s “Dirty War” Set Precedent for Inquiry into Iran’s “Summer of Blood”

    10/06/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    In the 1990s, I and my distinguished colleague Charlotte Ponticelli had the privilege of working with Dr. Clyde Snow, one of the world’s foremost experts in forensic anthropology, who played an instrumental role in bringing justice to Argentina by uncovering the mass graves left behind by the country’s “Dirty War.” His actions and investigation helped uncover the truth about what was an incredibly deadly series of crimes carried out over nearly a decade. Holding the regime in Argentina accountable set a valuable precedent and demonstrated the global community’s commitment to upholding justice and human rights, which must be maintained today....
  • MiG-29 multirole frontline fighter sends its might to new heights

    10/06/2017 10:38:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Tass ^ | October 06, 2017
    © Bogdan Rudenko/Russian Defense Ministry MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole frontline fighter jet took to the skies forty years ago, on October 6, 1977. History, designing The development of fourth-generation fighter jets started in the Soviet Union and in the United States in the late 1960s. As compared to their predecessors, the Soviet MiG-23, the US F-5 Tiger and the French Mirage F.1, the new-generation planes were intended to become multifunctional (i.e. to be able to destroy targets both in the air and on the ground), show increased maneuverability and spend less fuel,...
  • ‘Deregulation Day’ Spotlights Big Changes Trump Is Bringing to Washington

    10/06/2017 10:29:55 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/02/2017 | Diane Katz
    Monday is “Deregulation Day” for the federal government as declared by President Donald Trump, and thus is an opportune time to deliver the findings of The Heritage Foundation’s latest tracking of regulation. The bad news is that the final year of the Obama administration brought the private-sector costs of its reign of regulatory excess to $122 billion a year. And that’s the low-ball figure. On the other hand, the Trump administration, in its first six months, launched a multifaceted reform agenda that has slowed regulatory output. Some rules have been blocked and others rescinded, along with the withdrawal of hundreds...
  • FLASHBACK: 1973: Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson's sniper

    10/06/2017 10:25:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Mark Essex’s campaign of terror against the New Orleans police climaxed on Jan. 7 in an 11-hour rampage at the Howard Johnson’s hotel on Loyola Avenue, where he killed seven people, including three police officers, and wounded eight. A week earlier, he had killed two other police officers and wounded one. Mark James Robert Essex was born in Emporia, Kansas. Kicked out of the Navy after two years with a general discharge for unsuitability for "character and behavior disorders," the 23-year-old took up radical Black Panther politics and developed an intense hatred for the police. He came to the city...
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  • Guns and Politics

    10/06/2017 10:16:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Today I'm counting my blessings. My wife Colleen, my daughter Ashley and I are huge country & western fans. We go to lots of outdoor concerts and Country Music Association awards shows. In fact, we were planning to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on Sunday night and stay at the spectacular Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In the end, we decided not to attend. Otherwise, we might have been among the 59 killed and hundreds wounded by the monster who strafed the crowd of 22,000 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Many...
  • Trump's deal? Discontinue entire government program

    10/06/2017 10:16:07 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 09/30/2017 | Bob Unruh
    'Public expenditures on the council and related forums have produced few benefits' President Trump, while still a candidate, promised that he would get a better deal for America. Or, in fact, better deals. Since he’s taken office, he’s talked about cutting funding for the United Nations, renegotiating the NAFTA trade deal. He already pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. All of which have taken extensive discussion and defending. On Friday, he decided to get a better deal for the U.S. with a simple move: he simply canceled an entire federal program begun by President Obama. It was...
  • Why Trump is linking the MS-13 gang to the Virginia governor's race

    10/06/2017 10:13:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | October 6, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) - A poll this week showed Democrat Ralph Northam with a 13-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia's race for governor. Time for Republicans to make an all-out bid to win over moderates who are still on the fence, right? Wrong. President Donald Trump waded into the race for the first time Thursday night on Twitter with a message aimed squarely at the party's conservative base. Trump tweeted: "Ralph Northam,who is running for Governor of Virginia,is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!" The President was parroting an attack that has...
  • Trump slashes federal climate-advocate position

    10/06/2017 10:09:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 10/05/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Administration cuts 35 special envoy jobs to get 'better deal' for taxpayers! Getting a “better deal” for American taxpayers has been a stated goal of President Trump since he started his campaign to be the nation’s chief executive two years ago. He’s targeted some of the international trade agreements like NAFTA, he’s pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, and it looks like the massive yearly U.S. contributions to the United Nations might take a hit. Just last week, WND reported how he slashed an entire federal agency, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, and its related...
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    10/06/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    Bergdahl’s decision to admit his guilt rather than face trial marks another twist in a bizarre eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind. President Trump has called Bergdahl a “no-good traitor” who “should have been executed.” It’s unclear whether the Idaho native, 31, will be locked up or receive a lesser sentence that reflects the time the Taliban held him under brutal conditions.
  • DOJ lays out Trump admin’s guidelines for religious liberties protections

    10/06/2017 10:04:41 AM PDT · by be-baw · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2017c | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department issued legal guidance across the federal government Friday that will shape how the Trump administration interprets religious liberties protections, interpretations expected to come into play in a number of ongoing lawsuits. The memo, issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, does not resolve any specific ongoing litigation, but it will serve as a baseline for how the Justice Department will interpret current federal laws such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among 20 principles outlined in the memo, the Justice Department finds that RFRA protections extend not...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center and Hate

    10/06/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Splcexposed.com. Write that site down and visit it often.It reveals how the radical Left is trying to destroy organizations and individuals who are working to defend America’s families and our civil society.Splcexposed.com specifically reveals the agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an extreme Leftist operation that is swimming in money and deception.Masquerading as a benevolent organization, the SPLC has adopted the intelligence and vocabulary of the big bully on the playground who engages in name-calling in order to isolate and intimidate anyone who won’t join his wicked little cabal.You know the drill. The Leftists always resort to the...
  • Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas shooter, called hotel security before rampage

    10/06/2017 9:56:23 AM PDT · by Hadean · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 06, 2017
    On the night before Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, he twice called security at the Las Vegas hotel where he was staying to complain about loud music, a law enforcement source told CBS News. The noise was coming from the floor below his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports. Albert Garzon of San Diego told The New York Times that security guards asked him to turn down the country music playing in his suite on...
  • Federal Government Jobs Down 13,000 Under Trump

    10/06/2017 9:50:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/06/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of people working for the federal government has declined by 13,000 in 2017, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, overall government employment in the United States increased by 7,000 as the number of people working at the state government level and the local government level both increased. Meanwhile, the significant increase in manufacturing jobs that started last December halted in September as the nation lost 1,000 jobs in that sector. {..snip..}
  • Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control

    10/06/2017 9:47:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | October 6, 2017 | Allison Kodjak
    The Trump administration is rolling back the Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health insurance policies cover birth control methods at no cost to women. According to senior officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, the goal of the new rule is to allow any company or nonprofit group to exclude the coverage for contraception if it has a religious or moral objection. "This provides an exemption, and it's a limited one," said Roger Severino, director of the HHS Office of Civil Rights. "We should have space for organizations to live out their religious identity and not face discrimination." He...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Calls Donald Trump a ‘Moron’

    10/06/2017 9:47:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Simon Kent
    The leader of an anti-nuclear group called U.S. President Donald Trump a “moron” just days before she stepped forward to accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Beatrice Fihn, made her opinion public on Twitter. Donald Trump is a moron. — Beatrice Fihn (@BeaFihn) October 4, 2017 Immediately after accepting her prize in Oslo on Friday, Fihn tried to distance herself from her own words when she told a news conference that she was trying to make a joke, “which I kind of regret now.” Her attempt at humor...
  • Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate

    10/06/2017 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 6 Oct 2017 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    President Donald Trump has followed through with his promise to Americans who object to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for religious or moral reasons by officially ending the Obama-era rule. As expected, the Trump administration announced the end of the controversial mandate that has required employers to provide free contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance plans.
  • Erdogan continues to insult and threaten Barzani

    10/06/2017 9:41:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 6 Oct 2017, 00:00 | ANF ANKARA
    Erdoğan continues with his insults and threats against KDP Leader Masoud Barzani. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a speech at a meeting where he gathered a group of people from Northern Kurdistan he dubbed “opinion leaders”. Erdoğan reacted to KDP Leader Masoud Barzani because of the referendum and said: “You are governing over a state. Even if it is a state within a country, you are governing over a state. Your borders and air fields will be closed now, how are you going to get out? What kind of governance is this? You are done, before you even began.”...
  • Exclusive: EPA Document Proposes to Eliminate Clean Power Plan ‘in Its Entirety’

    10/06/2017 9:37:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Sean Moran
    The 43-page document, titled, “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stations Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” details how the EPA plans to repeal CPP through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This version of the document obtained by Breitbart News remains subject to change through inter-agency review. The agency contends that the EPA, under former Administrator Gina McCarthy, exceeded its authority to regulate carbon emissions as stipulated by the Clean Air Act. The document proposes to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, and then suggested that they might release an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that will reflect...
  • France's Islamic WWIII: Afghanistan is safer than Paris.

    10/06/2017 9:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/06/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Interior Minister Gerard Collomb made it official. France is "in a state of war”. It’s not just rhetoric. Bombs turn up in a posh Parisian suburb. Two young women are butchered at a train station. And it’s just another week of an Islamic World War III being fought in France. From the November attacks in 2015 that killed 130 people and wounded another 400+, to the Bastille Day truck ramming attack last year that killed 86 and wounded 458, the war is real. French casualties in France are worse than in Afghanistan. The French lost 70 people to Islamic terrorist...