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  • Judge releases video of fatal federal courtroom shooting

    03/13/2018 3:26:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | March 12, 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    A federal judge released courtroom video Monday of the fatal shooting of a defendant who attacked a witness with a pen during a 2014 racketeering trial. The 24 seconds of video shows Siale Angilau, a member of the Tongan Crips gang, standing up at the defense table, grabbing a pen or pencil, then running to the witness stand and hurdling himself over it.
  • Trump fires Tillerson(barf alert)

    03/13/2018 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Harry's place ^ | 13th March 2018 | Gene
    So here’s where we are now. On Friday President Trump abruptly fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, forcing him to cut short a trip to Africa. https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/973550099585478657/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhurryupharry.org%2F2018%2F03%2F13%2Ftrump-fires-tillerson%2F https://twitter.com/AP/status/973592726787756032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fhurryupharry.org%2F2018%2F03%2F13%2Ftrump-fires-tillerson%2F Although Tillerson and Trump publicly disagreed on many things, I found this particularly interesting: On the flight from Nigeria, Tillerson appeared to break with the White House in his assessment of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He singled out Russia as responsible for the attack, echoing the finger-pointing of the British government. “It came from Russia,” Tillerson said, according to the Associated Press. “I cannot understand why...
  • Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London [another one]

    03/13/2018 3:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    npr ^ | March 13, 20183:00 PM ET
    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had." Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have...
  • FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so

    03/13/2018 3:25:36 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Shortened title. Full title: Undercover FBI agent who urged jihadis to “tear up Texas” claims he didn’t know they were going to do so This is the first time that the FBI has offered any explanation at all of some extremely strange facts: an undercover agent was in contact with the jihad terrorists who were targeting our AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015. He told them to “tear up Texas.” He was in the car right behind them as they entered the parking lot of the event. They got out of...
  • Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary

    03/13/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN. Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said. Trump and Perry discussed the possible move during a lunch at the White House Monday.
  • LGBT Activists Are LIVID About Trump Naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

    03/13/2018 3:07:46 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 Mar 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    LGBT activists wasted no time in attacking President Donald Trump's new pick to run the State Department, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "Mike Pompeo's longstanding opposition to LGBTQ equality makes him a reckless choice to lead our nation's diplomatic efforts," Chad Griffin, president of the LGBT group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said in a statement Tuesday. "The decision to nominate anti-LGBTQ Mike Pompeo could have serious consequences for the United States and LGBTQ people around the globe. The State Department has a crucial role to play in advancing human rights — a role which was already rapidly declining under Tillerson. This...
  • Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.

    03/13/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 08, 2018 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Sex “reassignment” doesn’t work. It’s impossible to “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. As I demonstrate in my book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” the medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as transgender. Even when the procedures are successful technically and cosmetically, and even in cultures that are relatively “trans-friendly,” transitioners still face poor outcomes.
  • Trump’s Hitting His Stride: Tillerson Out, Pompeo In

    03/13/2018 2:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now to Tillerson and all of this going on in Washington. I want to ask you if you remember something. Didn’t the media…? Didn’t the media tell us…? I mean, way, way back. I’m talking here near… It may even be during the transition, but it was around the time Trump selected Tillerson. Didn’t the media tell us that Trump picked Tillerson to be secretary of state as a payback to Russia for Russia helping Trump win the White House? You can look it up. My memory does not fail me. You remember all of those stories about how...
  • You Failed Hillary Clinton, America, and She Won't Forget It

    03/13/2018 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 Mar 2018 | Jim Treacher
    Goodbye, #ImWithHer. Hello, #YouFailedHer. It seems like every day gives me a new reason to be glad I didn't vote for Donald Trump. And less often, but far more often than I'd like, Hillary Clinton opens up her big yap and gives me a new reason to be glad I didn't vote for her either. Here's America's Least Favorite Grandma speaking in India the other day, in remarks that have now been "seized on" by the Republicans.* Get ready to be scolded once more, you stupid, filthy peasants. If you look at the map of the United States, there's all...
  • Raise taxes or ration health care? Why single-payer won't work in California. Yet

    03/13/2018 2:58:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 13, 2018 | Angela Hart
    Betty Doumas-Toto's health insurance premium rose nearly 48 percent in January, to $800 per month for an Affordable Care Act plan. She and her husband are both Los Angeles freelancers in the film industry and are draining their savings trying to keep up with their monthly payments.
  • Trump proposes 'Space Force' to join other military branches

    03/13/2018 2:58:05 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2018
    President Trump told a military crowd near San Diego on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. may need to create a new military branch for outer space. "My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a space force, develop another one: Space Force." Trump said in a speech at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. "We have the Air Force; we'll have the Space Force. We have the Army, the Navy," he continued. "You know, I was saying it the other day, because we're...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies (suicide upon being ordered to leave the UK)

    03/13/2018 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 148 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | 3/13/18 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Monday, March 12, the Royal Court announced in a statement. His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah following Asr (afternoon) regular prayer on Tuesday, March 13, the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Prince Bandar bin Khalid’s death, official news agency WAM reported. Similar cables were also dispatched by the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • Els for Autism: An Awesome Day at Old Palm

    03/13/2018 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday was the annual Ernie Els for Autism charity golf tournament, and it’s always held at Old Palm. Ernie puts this tournament on in conjunction with my old buddy Marvin Shanken of Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines. The beneficiary of this is an autism school and center that Ernie and his wife Liezl have started up, and it’s gotten bigger than they ever dreamed it would be, as has this tournament. It attracts PGA Tour pros from all over the state of Florida, on a day off for them, and it attracts a lot of donors. And it’s...
  • Uber Executive Calls On White Men To ‘Make Noise’ About Diversity

    03/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-13-2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to ‘make noise’ about diversity in the workplace. CNN reports that Uber chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to encourage diversity in the workplace during a panel at the South by Southwest film festival. “I want white men to look around in their office and say, ‘Oh look, there’s a lot of white men here. Let’s change this,'” said Saint John. She claims that it’s not the responsibility of minorities to encourage diversity: “Why do I — as the black woman — have...
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • Gun permit applications spike in the Charlotte-area following Florida school shooting

    03/13/2018 2:00:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wcnc.com ^ | 3/9/2018 | UNKNOWN
    Ever since the deadly shooting in Parkland Florida, there has been an outcry for legislation to tighten gun laws. However, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and supporters of the Second Amendment are pushing back creating a deep divide on the issue of gun control across the country.
  • Dick’s Says Firearms Restrictions Turned Away Some Customers

    03/13/2018 2:00:17 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/13/2018 | Austen Hufford
    Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. DKS 0.98% said its decision to no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 years old has hurt traffic and retail sales as the move upset some customers and exacerbated headwinds to its hunting and gun business. ... “Some of those customers that buy firearms, buy other things also,” Dick’s Chief Executive Edward Stack told analysts on a conference call. “There are just going to be some people who just don’t shop us anymore for anything.” ... Dick’s said its hunting business posted negative comparable-store sales and expects the challenges to continue this year, with its...
  • Researchers Find Critical Security Flaws in AMD Chips

    03/13/2018 1:53:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    security week ^ | 3/13/2018 | AFP
    Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they "have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks." The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry. CTS said the newly discovered flaws could compromise AMD's new chips that handle applications in...
  • The utter stupidity of California in one project

    03/13/2018 1:49:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2018 | Jared Peterson
    How else to account for the state's wondrous physical beauty and gentle climate, on the one hand, and its ludicrously irrational political majorities and execrable public officialdom, on the other? God gave Yosemite Valley but then inflicted Nancy Pelosi. He created the Big Sur coastline, then dropped Jerry Brown into Sacramento. He graces the state with the sweetest September-Octobers north of the equator but requires that they be shared with the likes of Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf. The list of nature's spectacular bounty, paired with California's unmatched human folly, is endless. Another week in the Golden State, another rich display...
  • McCain: Trump’s CIA pick was involved in ‘one of the darkest chapters in American history’

    03/13/2018 1:45:11 PM PDT · by detective · 145 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump's decision to nominate Gina Haspel to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in "one of darkest chapters in American history." While he expressed confidence in current CIA Director Mike Pompeo's ability to serve as secretary of State, an appointment Trump announced earlier Tuesday, McCain said in a statement that Haspel needs to explain her stance on torture. "The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history," McCain said. "Ms. Haspel needs to explain...