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  • Philippines Pres. Duterte felt insulted by Trudeau bringing up extrajudicial killings

    11/14/2017 10:30:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Interakasyon ^ | 11/14/2017 | By Camille A. Aguinaldo
    President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed late Tuesday night that he did not bother to dignify Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mention of extra judicial killings irritants and related human rights issues at the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. President Duterte described the brief exchange with Trudeau as “a personal and official insult” to him. “I said that I will not explain. It angers me when you are a foreigner and you do not know exactly what is happening in this country,” the president explained during a press briefing after the ASEAN Summit ended. “You don’t...
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  • Turkey’s misguided Middle East policy: From Syria, Iraq to the Gulf

    11/14/2017 10:26:44 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | November 13, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Turkey’s misguided foreign policy has increasingly become apparent in three main spheres: Syria, Iraq and the Gulf region. During an hourlong, live TV interview on Nov. 7 at — an independent, web-based, Turkish news platform — on the latest developments in the Middle East, I was asked what their impact could be on Turkish foreign policy in the region. The question referred to the recent dramatic steps taken by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the unexpected resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In my response, I characterized Turkey’s recent political moves in the region as a...
  • Witness: Two children shot at Rancho Tehama Elementary School

    11/14/2017 10:26:24 AM PST · by hattend · 41 replies
    KRCR-TV Redding, CA ^ | Nov 14, 2017 09:55 AM PST | Haleigh Pike
    CORNING, Calif. - Witnesses tell a chilling account of two gunman who opened fire at Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning Tuesday morning. Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school. Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreria said a young...
  • BREAKING: Multiple People Dead, Shooting At California Elementary School, Multiple Crime Scenes

    11/14/2017 10:22:01 AM PST · by BusterDog · 43 replies
    There was a massive police response to several crime scenes in Rancho Tehama, California Tuesday. Deputies say at least three people are dead—including the gunman. A Deputy told local media the shootings took place at several crime scenes and ‘multiple shots’ were fired at the elementary school. According to scanner traffic, children as young as 6 are among the wounded.
  • Hope Hicks On Email Chain About Russian-Linked Wikileaks Site

    11/14/2017 10:20:11 AM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | Nov 13 2017 | Jonathan Vankin
    Hope Hicks, the longtime aide who is so close to Donald Trump that she is known in Washington as “The Trump Whisperer,” was on an internal campaign email chain from September 20 of last year revealing that Wikileaks had made contact with the Trump campaign — two months after the document-dumping site had published a trove of hacked emails stolen from Democratic National Committee servers by Russian agents. With Hicks, named White House communications director by Trump despite a total lack of political experience, considered a direct conduit of information for Trump, the newly revealed email chain raises the possibility...
  • Tighter Gun Laws Will Leave Libertarians Better-Armed Than Everybody Else

    11/14/2017 10:10:36 AM PST · by JP1201 · 9 replies
    Has it occurred to anybody that when restrictive laws are imposed, they're likely to have the greatest impact on the people most willing to obey them? The past week saw yet another invocation by the usual suspects of the supposed need for tighter gun controls. This time, we had a special emphasis from lawmakers on such "innovations" as banning people convicted of domestic abuse from owning firearms—which is to say, restrictions that are already on the books and have been in place for years, but which haven't had the wished-for effect. Honestly, so many of gun-controllers' preferred laws have been...
  • Jeff Sessions: 'Not enough evidence' for special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton

    11/14/2017 10:10:29 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 332 replies
    Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said there was “not enough evidence” to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, a day after reports surfaced that the attorney general had authorized senior prosecutors at the Department of Justice to evaluate an inquiry into the Clinton Foundation. Testifying before the House judiciary committee, Sessions also appeared to push back on Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that the FBI should focus on investigating Clinton as opposed to potential collusion between his own presidential campaign and Russia.
  • One Nation. Multiple Realities.

    11/14/2017 10:06:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American ^ | November 14, 2017 | David Prentice
    There have been tumultuous times in our country, passionate debates, and even a civil war that have all defined who we are as a nation. Yet we have survived and thrived. Now, more than ever, we need to remember this fact, because as has been evident for some time, we are a nation once again deeply divided. It is this division we need to address and fix, and then we need to move beyond division to make America great again. And no, that’s not just a campaign slogan of Donald Trump. Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, and Harry Truman...
  • What is Mitch McConnell Hiding?

    11/14/2017 10:05:37 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 62 replies
    Huffington Puffington Post ^ | 11/22/2008 Updated May 25, 2011 | Michael Rogers
    Whispers about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) military service during the Vietnam War have been floating around Washington for years and were reported in print at least as far back as two campaigns ago. From the Kentucky Kernel of November 1, 1996, Senator”s Discharged Questioned:
  • Praying for a Sessions Write-In Candidacy

    11/14/2017 9:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Was a 14-year-old girl molested by Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, or is she lying? It’s a yes-or-no question. Was a 16-year-old girl sexually assaulted by Moore, or is she lying? Again, it’s a yes-or-no question. Finally, do you believe that there are conditions under which a child molester should sit in the United States Senate? Again, this question is binary. Yet many conservatives seem to be seeking a third answer to all three of these questions, mostly to avoid giving straight answers. Let’s begin with the first question: Did Roy Moore molest a 14-year-old girl? Did he meet...
  • The Real Culprit Behind North Korea's Missile Threat May Be Vladimir Putin

    11/14/2017 9:47:07 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    The Hudson Institute ^ | 9/19/2017 | Arthur Herman
    In their 2014 book North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival, Young Whan Kihl and Hong Nack Kim noted that “some restricted arm and weapons material have reached North Korea from Russia. . . . Russian companies have been among the suppliers of North Korea’s nuclear program.” Now Putin may be covertly supplying its missile program as well. The key question is why Putin would exacerbate an already crisis-level situation on the Korean peninsula. The answer may be the same as to why Putin has embroiled Russia in Syria: as a way to disrupt and distract the West, especially the...
  • Flashback: "Did the Clintons Try to Whack a Cat"

    11/14/2017 9:33:35 AM PST · by edwinland · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan 15, 2008 | Stephanie Mencimer
    "Hillary dips briefly into some of the old Clinton scandals, including Bill’s well-documented skirt chasing. An alleged victim of the former president’s sexual advances, Kathleen Willey, appears in the film a decade after her moment on the national stage. Willey shows extensive signs of plastic surgery and paranoia and reprises some of the material from her recent book, Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton. In a taut-lipped interview, she suggests that after her name surfaced in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton, the Clintons arranged to have her kitty assassinated. Willey, who attended...
  • President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

    11/14/2017 9:30:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days By Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly and Nicole Lewis November 14 at 3:00 AM For some reason, our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump had seemed like quite a burden in the past month. Well, the numbers are in and now we know why: In the past 35 days, Trump has averaged an astonishing nine claims a day. The total now stands at 1,628 claims in 298 days, or an average of 5.5 claims a day. That puts the president on...
  • Sinaloa Cartel Uses Cannon to Launch Drugs over Border Fence

    11/14/2017 9:29:48 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2017
    Smugglers from the Sinaloa Cartel continue using air-powered cannons to launch drug bundles over the fence that marks the border between Arizona and Sonora. A cannon was recently seized by soldiers and Mexican federal agents in Agua Prieta, Sonora. According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, the device was inside a van that authorities found during a routine patrol. The van contained an air compressor to propel the bundles over the border fence. Mexican authorities found 203 drug bundles weighing approximately 900 tons and 1,956 ammunition rounds with 26 magazines.
  • Tutus and Tool Belts: Church of England Urges Children to Explore Gender Identity

    11/14/2017 9:29:24 AM PST · by Salman · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 13, 2017 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON — In new rules to counter bullying in its 4,700 schools, the Church of England said on Monday that children should be able to “play with the many cloaks of identity” in the classroom, fueling a debate over the handling of gender among the very young. The discussion has illuminated deep divisions between Anglican conservatives defending traditional values and those seeking a more liberal approach. In a directive called “Valuing All God’s Children,” the church said elementary school students “should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision.” ...
  • Army lifting ban on bipolar, self-mutilating recruits 'a red flag'

    11/14/2017 9:18:55 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 13 November 2017 | Greg Corombos
    Army lifting ban on bipolar, self-mutilating recruits 'a red flag'- 'This was a decision made by people from the Obama admin, not Trump'. The U.S. Army is lifting an ban on recruits with a history of mental illness as a means of boosting recruiting numbers, a unilateral decision that could damage readiness and actually hurt the effort to recruit quality young Americans to serving their country in uniform. The Army made the decision in August, but it is only making it public now as it fears efforts to recruit 80,000 new soldiers by September 2018 may fall short. Americans who...
  • 'Socialist' doctor 'assaulted' Kentucky Senator Rand Paul because (trun)

    11/14/2017 9:08:18 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | BEN ASHFORD
    The 'socialist' doctor charged with cracking Senator Rand Paul's ribs in a crunching blindside tackle may have harbored a secret grudge against his GOP neighbor for spoiling his lakeside views and 'devaluing' his home, can reveal. Rene Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake of the mauling that he hadn't been able to sell his $740,000 house for ten years because the congressman's trees were 'in the way'. It's believed Boucher was referring to woodland at the back of Paul's property that blocks the doctor's views of the picturesque private lake that forms the centerpiece of their upscale gated...
  • A fake news campaign blames an innocent American for a coup attempt in Turkey

    11/14/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | Jackson Diehl
    On July 15, 2016, an American college professor named Henri Barkey convened an academic workshop about Iran at a hotel on an island near Istanbul. That night, elements of the Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly failed but triggered a massive campaign of repression which continues to this day. Barkey went through with his conference, spent a couple of days in Istanbul and flew home. To Barkey’s astonishment, he soon became a target of the world’s newest political weapon: fake news, in the form of a feverish, government-sponsored campaign. Pro-Erdogan media claimed that Barkey...
  • Jeff Sessions: I Have No Reason to Believe Judge Moore Accusers are Lying

    11/14/2017 9:03:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 196 replies
    Jeff Sessions: I Have No Reason to Believe Judge Moore Accusers are Lying Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee fired off several questions today on Republican Judge Roy Moore during the House Judiciary hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lee accused Judge Roy Moore of five counts of child sexual activity today during testimony at the House Judiciary Committee. So far two women have accused Judge Moore of illicit sexual activity with minors. Three others were teens when they accused Judge Moore of sexual advances which would not be illegal due to the age of the women at the time. Jeff Sessions...