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  • Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons

    08/10/2018 8:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Penney Star
    Law enforcement and city officials are preparing for protesters and counter-protesters to descend on Washington, DC, this weekend. According to the shutitdowndc.org website, the Antifa side of the equation has purposes far beyond responding to the Unite the Right 2 demonstration set to take place on the Charlottesville, Va. rally anniversary on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House. The National Park Service has issued a permit to Jason Kessler for his Unite the Right 2 rally from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the park and its website has a list of instructions, including warning people not to...
  • Opinion: As panic about climate change sets in, I’m thinking about escape – to Canada

    08/10/2018 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2018 | by Emma Brockes
    The New York Times has devoted an entire edition of its magazine, some 30,000 words, to a terrifying piece about climate change. With 2C warming – an unlikely best-case scenario at this point, scientists were quoted as saying – the planet faces “long-term disaster”. I was having lunch with friends in Brooklyn on Sunday, in a low-lying area that will be under water when all of this comes to pass and, political analysis aside, all we could focus on was: what on earth are we going to do? More specifically, how to ensure the survival of our children, and should...
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drugs that Sotomayor said could inflict torturous pain

    08/10/2018 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the state’s first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee’s controversial new three-drug cocktail. Thursday’s lethal injection was made up of compounded midazolam, used to render a person unable to feel pain during an execution, a paralytic drug called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride for the killing agent. Potassium chloride has been described by the Supreme...
  • Still Not Clear Which Party Will Lose the House

    08/10/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Barone
    We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and local offices. Their choices tell us something about the results in November. But not everything, including which party will win the apparently close battle for a majority in the House of Representatives. The consensus of those who follow these elections most closely is that the Democrats will win. The most recent evidence comes from the ultra-narrow victory of Republican State Sen. Troy...
  • Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

    08/10/2018 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Reid
    The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks "we have our God." The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira. At around 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the lira had fallen to $7.081, an almost 11 percent loss for the session. It has since pared some losses. As recently as April one dollar bought about four Turkish lira.
  • Trump's legal team to guest host Hannity's radio show

    08/10/2018 8:46:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2018
    Sean Hannity said Friday that President Trump’s attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani would be guest hosting his syndicated radio show. The Fox News host made the announcement from his Twitter account, linking to a story quoting Sekulow as saying there is an “unprecedented level of corruption” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference.
  • Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments

    08/10/2018 8:42:51 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    telegraph ^ | 8/8/18 | Camilla Turner
    Homeless people are wearing barcodes around their necks in an attempt to increase donations in a cashless society, under an Oxford University backed initiative. A new social innovation project, called Greater Change, hands homeless people a QR code, similar to the kind issued for online tickets. Passersby who wish to give money - but who may not have any change in their pocket - can scan the code using their smart phone, and make an online payment to the person. The donation goes into an account which is managed by a case worker who ensures that the money is spent...
  • Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there's tape to prove it

    08/10/2018 8:31:29 AM PDT · by harwood · 160 replies
    Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir. The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is a tape to prove it, according to Manigault Newman, citing three unnamed sources.
  • Kuznetsov Undergoes MiG-29K Refit (Russian carrier)

    08/10/2018 8:11:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | Vladimir Karnozov
    MiG-29K/KUBs are seen during sea trials aboard Kuznetsov in 2013. (photo: Russian Aircraft MiG) The Russian navy has embarked on a three-year project to modernize its sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, or Project 1143.5, with a focus on achieving full operability with the Russian Aircraft MiG-29K/KUB fighter. Although navalized MiGs flew from the carrier during trials in 1989-1991 and during its seventh and most recent deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in late 2016/early 2017, they are yet to be completely integrated with the carrier’s systems. According to the Nevskoye Design Bureau, the ship’s developer, some of the outdated onboard equipment...
  • Boeing Now Building Qatar's F-15s as Part of the Eagle's Renaissance

    08/10/2018 8:07:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | David Donald
    For now the F-15SA Eagles being delivered to Saudi Arabia are the most advanced Eagles, but those destined for Qatar have even more advances, such as a wide-area display in the cockpit. (photo: RSAF) Earlier this month, the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, HE Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, visited the Boeing Company factory at St. Louis, Missouri, to formally inaugurate the production of F-15QA Eagle multi-role fighters that have been ordered for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Although no initial delivery schedule has been announced, the 36 are due for delivery by...
  • Democrats’ hopes to take House could stumble in Minnesota

    08/10/2018 8:07:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    AP News ^ | August 10, 2018
    WATERVILLE, Minn. (AP) — For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their efforts could be thwarted in one of the nation’s bluest states. Voters in the sprawling farm country south of Minneapolis and in the economically struggling Iron Range along the Canadian border give Republicans in those two congressional districts perhaps their best chance anywhere for flipping Democratic seats. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in November to retake the House, but the odds grow long if they lose districts they currently hold. Democratic incumbents in both Minnesota districts...
  • Boeing Reportedly Blocks Offer Of Used 767s For Israeli Air Force Tanker Competition

    08/10/2018 8:04:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | August 7, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israel is mulling over a large, multi-billion dollar defense spending boost for the Israeli Air Force, or IAF, which could include money for fighter jets, transport helicopters, cargo planes, and six new aerial refueling tankers. This last tender was already set to be highly competitive and now there are reports that Boeing has blocked Israel Aerospace Industries, also known as IAI, from offering second-hand 767 airliners converted into tanker-transports, which would be a direct threat to its own troublesome 767-based KC-46 Pegasus. The Israeli business daily Globes was the first to report the developments on Aug. 6, 2018. According to...
  • NBC Knocks Melania Trump’s Parents Becoming U.S. Citizens

    08/10/2018 8:03:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/9/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    First Lady Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs took the oath to become U.S. citizens on Thursday but NBC Nightly News was not having it. The broadcast network speculated that they received special treatment in the process and possibly used chain migration, a program the President opposes, even though the process still exists and still legal. “Now to new questions tonight about a possible double standard when it comes to the first family,” declared a seemingly offended Lester Holt. “First lady Melania Trump's parents becoming brand new U.S. citizens today apparently through a process that President Trump has repeatedly...
  • NASA experiment that included Trump note caused alarm

    08/10/2018 7:51:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 10, 2018
    <p>A suspicious package that fell from the sky over New Jersey caused some alarm because it contained a note that mentioned President Donald Trump.</p> <p>South Brunswick police say the package, attached to a parachute, was making a hissing sound and included a note that said: “NASA Atmospheric Research Instrument NOT A BOMB!” If this lands near the President, we at NASA wish him a great round of golf.”</p>
  • "It's not a compound in New Mexico. It's a jihadist compound."

    08/10/2018 7:50:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 3:51 PM - 8 Aug 2018 | Liz WHeeler
    Liz Wheeler Verified account @Liz_Wheeler It's not a compound in New Mexico. It's a jihadist compound. It's not a religious extremist. It's a Muslim extremist. It's not "some man." It's the son of an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. There. Fixed it for you, liberals. 3:51 PM - 8 Aug 2018
  • 'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

    08/10/2018 7:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brad Lendon, Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott
    igh above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they were inside Chinese territory and urging them to leave. "Leave immediately and keep out...
  • Twitter removes Alex Jones' David Hogg tweets after CNN report

    08/10/2018 7:47:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Within minutes of CNN highlighting several specific tweets and videos by Alex Jones, Twitter had removed that very content from his account. According to The Hill, more than a dozen articles or videos were removed after having been mentioned in a Thursday afternoon CNN report accusing the Infowars host of violating Twitter’s terms. Some of the tweets compared gun-control activist David Hogg to the Nazis and suggested conspiracy theories that other school-shooting survivors were paid actors. “The Nazis did wear armbands, David Hogg wears one. The Nazis were a youth movement, they didn’t want the guns. And so if the...
  • Poll: 52% want Russia probe ended, one-third Democrats agree

    08/10/2018 7:45:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 09, 2018 01:27 PM | Paul Bedard
    A majority of Americans have fallen into “Russia fatigue,” and want the probe into Moscow’s influence in the 2016 ended, according to a new survey provided to Secrets. The latest Zogby Analytics online survey found that 52 percent of voters believe that “it is time” for investigator Robert Mueller to wrap up his probe. Some 30 percent do not want it ended. The poll also found that a third of Democrats also want the investigation ended. The poll analysis said it was “shocking” that 32 percent of Democrats want Mueller to deliver his results. “Voters might have Russia fatigue,” said...
  • The problem of the wet Sahara

    08/10/2018 7:45:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 8-10-18 on CMI. | Michael Oard
    The problem of the wet Sahara by Michael Oard This article is from Journal of Creation 31(1):3–4 April 2017 Both creation and secular geologists agree the earth’s deserts and semi-arid areas were once well watered.1 Creation scientists attribute this to the ponding of water in enclosed basins during the run-off stage of the Flood and greater Ice Age precipitation. During this time the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA, was about 12 times its current area and about 330 m deeper.2 Measuring the ancient shorelines in Death Valley, California, USA (figure 1), shows a lake once filled Death Valley 170...
  • Delingpole: Now YouTube Is Adding ‘Fact Checks’ to Videos that Question ‘Climate Change’

    08/10/2018 7:44:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | James Delingpole
    And so it begins: YouTube is now adding “fact checks” to videos which question the man-made global warming scare narrative. According to Buzzfeed News: YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News has confirmed, as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform. On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that “multiple lines of scientific evidence show that...