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  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Oakland to pay $2.2 million to settle ex-Black Panther’s claim

    07/11/2018 7:47:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2018 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland will pay $2.2 million to settle a claim by ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown stemming from a 2015 physical attack by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks.
  • U.S. ambassador urges Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal

    07/11/2018 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2018 4:21 AM | Andrea Shalal, Andreas Rinke and Markus Wacket
    The U.S. ambassador to Germany urged Berlin on Tuesday to stop Iran withdrawing large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new U.S. sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal. Richard Grenell, a longtime critic of the accord, told the mass-circulation daily Bild that the U.S. government was extremely concerned about Tehran’s plans to transfer hundreds of millions of euros in cash to Iran. “We encourage the highest levels of the German government to intervene and stop the plan,” Grenell said. […] Bild first reported on Monday that German authorities were...
  • Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

    07/11/2018 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2018 12:29 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, former top IDF Military Intelligence official Yossi Kuperwasser said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, JCPA fellow Kuperwasser, a former IDF brigadier-general, noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran’s territory, as the Iran nuclear deal did not grant IAEA inspectors complete access to Iranian scientists. Based on that limited access, Kuperwasser said Iran could move and conceal its nuclear scientists and...

    07/11/2018 7:06:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 11, 2018 | BOB UNRUH
    An organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the San Diego Public schools – it’s already in court over the issue – is now insisting on access to communications between Seattle school officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. WND has reported on the dispute between the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and the San Diego school district. Support WND’s legal fight to expose the Hamas front in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations. U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order setting July 17 as the hearing date regarding a motion for a preliminary injunction in that dispute....
  • Illegal immigration foes move to bypass liberal legislatures, take anti-sanctuary measures to voters

    07/11/2018 6:49:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    There’s virtually no chance that the uber-progressive Oregon legislature would ever repeal the state’s oldest-in-the-nation sanctuary law, which is why locals worried about illegal immigration have turned to the voters. The Stop Oregon Sanctuaries campaign submitted roughly 110,000 signatures last week to qualify an anti-sanctuary measure for the November ballot, more than the 88,000 required, stunning liberal activists and laying the groundwork for a landmark ballot battle. “This has national ramifications and our opponents know that,” said Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, which led the petition drive. “The thing that people don’t realize is that very seldom...
  • India cuts Iranian oil imports in June ahead of U.S. sanctions

    07/11/2018 6:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2018 12:14 AM | Nidhi Verma, Sai Sachin Ravikumar
    Indian refiners cut imports of Iranian oil last month as they started weaning their plants off crude from the country to avoid sanctions by the United States that are set to take effect in November. India’s monthly oil imports from Iran declined to 592,800 barrels per day (bpd) in June, down 16 percent from May, according to data from industry and shipping sources. The United States in May said it would reimpose the sanctions after withdrawing from a 2015 agreement with Iran, Russia, China, France, Germany, and Britain, where Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for the...
  • Trump gabs with world leaders at the NATO summit, while Melania makes nice with Merkel(TR)

    07/11/2018 6:13:34 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 36 replies
    After a day filled with tension and fissures in the powerful NATO military alliance, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump gabbed with their counterparts at a cocktail party with a jazz band. The pair arrived at a cocktail party with fellow world leaders and spouses at Cinquantenaire, a park designed in the 19th century. The first lady wore a $7,450 Elie Saab white patterned dress, changing out of a navy blue dress by Belgian designer Raf Simmons for Calvin Klein.
  • Kid in viral video receives MAGA hat signed by President Trump

    07/11/2018 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 11 JULY 2018 | WFAA.COM
    Kid in viral video receives MAGA hat signed by President Trump A kid who went viral when, police say, his "Make America Great Again" hat was stolen at a local Whataburger, has received a new hat signed by President Trump.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 12 July 2018

    07/11/2018 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SUNSET WORK Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Benoit tests the weapons rack releasing system on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at sunset in Southwest Asia, Feb. 6, 2017. Benoit is a weapons specialist assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard’s 407th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. PALADIN SUPPORT Soldiers fire an M109A6 Paladin from a tactical assembly...
  • Footage Shows 7-year-old Israeli Boy Kidnapped Outside His Home

    07/11/2018 5:51:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jack Khoury
    A 7-year-old Israeli boy was kidnapped on Tuesday outside his home in the central Israeli city of Kalansua. Footage showing his abduction was released Wednesday, showing the boy being dragged forcefully into a white vehicle where at least two men were sitting.Police have opened extensive searches in an attempt to locate the boy. The video shows the boy, identified as Karim Jamhour, approaching the car that carried his kidnappers along with another young boy who is a member of his family. The other boy can be seen opening the back door of the car. A man then gets out of...
  • The 30 Best Thomas Sowell Quotes

    07/11/2018 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Thomas Sowell is a prolific author and brilliant economist and he is about as good at distilling conservative wisdom into pithy quotes as anyone you will ever read. If you think there’s not enough extraordinary brilliance left in the world, let me introduce you to Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest minds of our generation. 30. “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” 29. “One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who...
  • Shep Smith: Trump could 'turn back the global clock centuries' with NATO criticism

    07/11/2018 5:48:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 123 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07-11-2018 | Avery Anapol
    Fox News host Shepard Smith on Wednesday rapped President Trump for his criticisms of NATO members, saying that the comments could “turn back the global clock centuries.”
  • Asylum claims surge 800% despite 30% drop in Central American murders, violence....

    07/11/2018 5:46:07 PM PDT · by caww · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/2018 | Paul Bedard
    Demands for asylum from Central American immigrants claiming fear of murder and violence back home have surged over 800 percent, despite a massive drop in murder and violence in that region, according to Justice Department and United Nations statistics. In what critics charge is the clearest sign that immigrants are gaming the system, those seeking asylum from just three countries -- El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras -- hit an all-time high of 76,023 in fiscal year 2017. New murder figures, however, show that while the rate is still high, the number of murders is those countries is the lowest since...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: 11th July 2018

    07/11/2018 5:45:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    You Tube ^ | 7/11/2018 | LBC
    (Nigel Farage at 2:24) "I've been calling her 'Theresa the Appeaser' for more than a year and lot of people were very unhappy that I was daring to do that. But it seemed to be pretty obvious that she never actually believed in Brexit. She was going to make some huge concessions, but I must confess even I was surprised at the extent of the sheer duplicity that was displayed on Friday. I mean to come up with a deal keeping us inside the Customs Union, making our laws identical to that of Brussels, going totally against what her own...
  • CNN Breaking News: John Kelly Drank Water

    07/11/2018 5:43:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 07-11-2018 | Peter Sifre
    On Wednesday’s edition of New Day, hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman spent a large amount of the program analyzing the ongoing NATO summit. Some of the coverage descended into silliness and absurdity, including two moments when Berman carefully dissected Chief of Staff John Kelly’s hydration habits.
  • DOJ sets up task force targeting fraud from healthcare to markets....

    07/11/2018 5:37:36 PM PDT · by caww · 14 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | 7/11/2018 | Joe Willims
    The Department of Justice introduced an interagency task force Wednesday designed to bolster the federal government’s response to fraud schemes targeting vulnerable U.S. citizens. The effort, launched via an executive order from President Trump, will combine resources from Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission to target crime in areas from healthcare to financial markets and digital currencies. “Drawing on our pooled resources, including subject-matter expertise, data repositories, and analysts and investigators, we can identify and stop fraud ...on a wider scale than any one of us can do alone,” Deputy...
  • The public opposes what Roe v. Wade did....

    07/11/2018 5:31:04 PM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/2018 | by Washington Examiner
    Roe prohibited 'states' from passing abortion laws aimed at protecting unborn babies before 24 weeks. Quinnipiac polls show about half to 60 percent of the country would support a state or federal law barring abortion after 20 weeks. On the constitutional matter, voters seem to reject Roe as well. Roe, again, took the matter of abortion totally out of the democratic process. There are some matters where our Constitution does that. For instance, states may not institute slavery or outlaw blasphemy. But only through absurd linguistic, philosophical, and legal contortions was the Roe court able to detect, emanating from the...
  • US Marshals served subpoena on FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Goodlatte says, threatening to hold her [tr]

    07/11/2018 5:29:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Jul 18 | Catherine Herridge and Pamela Brown
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, said Wednesday that Republicans recently were forced to call in U.S. Marshals to serve former FBI lawyer Lisa Page with a subpoena to testify before Congress, as he accused Page of “apparently” having “something to hide.” The revelation came after Page’s lawyer claimed she “will cooperate with this investigation,” even as Page defied that subpoena to appear on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees. Lawmakers want to question Page about her anti-Trump texts with FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an...
  • Trump calls Lisa Page "FBI LAYER"

    07/11/2018 5:27:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Wow, but is anybody really surprised! Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!