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  • Sidney Powell Inside the Michael Flynn Case and

    06/29/2020 8:10:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    American Thought Leaders ^ | 29 June, 2020 | Janiak Alec, Sidney Powell
    In this video, Sidney Powell is interviewed by Janiak Alec for nearly an hour. I learned many facts about the case I had never heard before or put together. Sidney Powell explains how she became involved in the case, many of the abuses by the prosecutors, Flynn's former lawyers, and Judge Sullivan. She talks about what may happen on the way forward, and that more exculpatory evidence is going to come out the longer the case continues. For anyone interested in this case, this is a treasure trove of what happened and what is happening in the case.
  • China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

    06/29/2020 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 30 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 6/29/2020 | Clare Jim, Yanni Chow
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago. .... The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy the global financial hub was granted at its July 1, 1997 handover.
  • Virginia Senate Democrats consider ‘defelonizing’ assault against law enforcement officers

    06/29/2020 7:57:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Fort Hunt Herald ^ | 06/28/20 | Fort Hunt Herald
    Virginia Senate Democrats have published a list of 28 proposals for reforming the Commonwealth’s police and criminal justice systems, including a measure to downgrade the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony. Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code. This same penalty applies to anyone who assaults a person they know, or have reason to know, is a judge, magistrate, prison...
  • India moves air defense missiles to Chinese border

    06/29/2020 7:38:58 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies
    www.upi.com ^ | JUNE 29, 2020 | ByEd Adamczyk
    India deployed surface-to-air missiles to its border with China in the Himalayan Mountains after a clash with Chinese troops left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The weekend deployment to Ladakh, in Kashmir state, was comprised of Indian-made Akash, Israeli-made Spyder and Soviet-era Pechora and OSA-AK missiles. India and China have increased troop presence and the number of fighter planes, helicopters, tanks and heavy artillery in the region since a June 15 incident between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley. An Indian colonel was among the 20 people who died in fighting late Monday, authorities said, adding that they were...
  • Costa Rica: What Is The Reason For Low Hospitalization Of Patients With COVID-19?

    06/29/2020 7:33:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    QCostRica ^ | 06/08/2020
    (QCOSTARICA) In Costa Rica, less than 10% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 require hospitalization, while the World Health Organization (WHO) says around 1 in every 5 people (20%) who catch COVID-19 needs hospital treatment.Catching the new coronavirus DOES NOT mean you will have it for life. Most of the people who catch COVID-19 can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies.Why is Costa Rica’s rate lower?Dr. Román Macaya, executive president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), explained this Monday that there are many factors, including: Daily follow-up by doctors to patients through phone calls.Symptom monitoring. When a...
  • UPDATE: AT&T to sell Landmark CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta

    06/29/2020 7:28:52 PM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 29, 2020 | Andy Peters & Rodney Ho
    The landmark CNN Center building in downtown Atlanta may soon have a new owner, though CNN employees will remain there for at least a few more years. AT&T, which owns CNN as a result of its 2018 acquisition of Time Warner, has either already agreed to sell or plans to sell the CNN Center, according to an internal company memo sent on Monday. WarnerMedia, the subsidiary of AT&T that operates CNN, will lease back the building from its new owners for at least five years.
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Trump in ‘fragile’ mood and may drop out of 2020 race if poll numbers don’t improve, GOP insiders tell Fox News(do we really need a barf warning here?)

    06/29/2020 7:28:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/28/20
    Donald Trump may drop out of the 2020 presidential race if he believes he has no chance of winning, a Republican Party operative reportedly told Fox News. The claim comes in a report in the president’s favourite news outlet that cites a number of GOP insiders who are concerned about Mr Trump’s re-election prospects amid abysmal polling numbers. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, currently holds an average lead of nine points over the incumbent, according to a tracker of 2020 polls by RealClearPolitics. Crucially, Mr Trump has lost support from older white voters — typically a bedrock of support for the...
  • Kentucky police union president decries 'insane' order given to LMPD officers before Jefferson Square shooting

    06/29/2020 7:15:47 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 17 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | June , | Staff
    "They were asked — or told with the threat of suspension if they didn't do it — to go in the park area without protective gear, especially their ballistic helmets ... which is an insane request ... considering circumstances they've been facing the last month," Kentucky FOP President Berl Perdue said. Perdue said officers had already removed several individuals with long guns from elevated positions Saturday night before the shooting in Jefferson Square. He said Louisville officers may file a grievance over the order regarding protective gear. LMPD responded, saying in part that the department decided to have officers go...
  • 'Exhausted’ by customers’ rage over wearing masks, California taco chain shuts down

    06/29/2020 6:56:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 60 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2020 | Don Sweeney
    Diners at two Los Angeles taco stands have screamed, cursed and thrown drinks on employees trying to enforce a “no mask, no service” policy, the Los Angeles Times reports. It’s become so exhausting that Hugo’s Tacos has closed down both shops to give workers a break, owners wrote in a post on Twitter. “All because of a simple question: Can we ask you to put on a mask? Can we offer you a mask?” said part-owner Bill Kohne, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company has been serving tacos for 15 years, owners wrote in the Twitter post. Incidents,...
  • Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

    06/29/2020 6:51:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Kevin Arnovitz
    The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11 and early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3. The idea was hatched during the weekend after the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protests in Atlanta was just outside the Hawks' home arena. Conversations among Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce, CEO Steve Koonin and majority owner Antony Ressler quickly coalesced around the idea of turning the playing floor into a voting location.
  • Dr. Simone Gold Commentary: We Do Not Consent (op ed accepted than rejected by USA Today)

    06/29/2020 6:04:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | June 29, 2020 | Dr. Simone Gold
    Author’s note: The below is the Op-Ed that was accepted to USAToday on June 24. They deleted key phrases/paragraphs for their print paper and then they refused to print it at all online.It is clear to me as a physician-lawyer that the disinformation about both Covid-19 and the Constitution has caused us to turn a medical issue into a legal crisis.The scientific usefulness of a mask has been so aggressively overstated, and the foundational importance of the Constitution has been so aggressively understated, that we have normalized people screaming obscenities at each other while hiking.The Covid virus was supposed to be...
  • Carl Bernstein: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials

    06/29/2020 6:00:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/29/2020 | Carl Bernstein
    In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff -- that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Alameda, California ~ 30 JUNE 2010

    06/29/2020 5:46:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Alameda, CaliforniaDuring World War II, Naval Air Station was one of the Navy's busiest air stations with air units, carrier groups, supplies, numerous naval personnel and sometimes VIP's passing through on their way to the Pacific or to points east. Construction never stopped at NAS, Alameda during the war and by 1945 it was a huge facility with 3600 officers and 29,000 enlisted personnel.In 1994, Alameda was homeport to the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as two guided missile...
  • China Puts Huge Warship at Woody Island Ahead of Naval Exerciset

    06/29/2020 5:40:58 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 38 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2020-06-29 | Drake Long
    China has docked what looks to be a Type 071 warship in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Woody Island, China’s main administrative center and military base in the South China Sea’s Paracel Islands. The ship will likely be used in in a large-scale naval exercise planned in the area this week. On Saturday, China’s Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) announced a military exercise would take place in the South China Sea from July 1 to 5. Satellite imagery seen by RFA shows a ship fitting the profile of the Type 071 (also called the “Yuzhao-class”) sitting in harbor...
  • Black teen, 16, is killed and a 14-year- old boy is wounded after gunmen fired into their Jeep at Seattle's CHOP zone—

    06/29/2020 5:10:34 PM PDT · by libstripper · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 29, 2020 | Alan Butterfield & Emily Crane
    Surveillance video of a shooting at Seattle's CHOP zone that left a black 16-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old seriously injured shows gunfire ringing out as the Jeep the teens were in plowed into a barricade and a man screaming: 'Oh you're not dead yet?'.
  • Gov. Ducey orders 30-day closure of some businesses, school opening delayed-AZ

    06/29/2020 5:08:47 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 78 replies
    KGUN Channel 9 ^ | june 29, 2020 | Sam Radwany
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Gov. Doug Ducey announced new measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona at a news conference Monday afternoon. First, the governor said bars, gyms, indoor movie theaters, water parks and tubing in Arizona would be forced to close for 30 days. Pools will be allowed to remain open, but can allow 10 people at a time, Ducey said. The executive order goes into effect at 8 p.m. Monday.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fox News reporter is trapped inside his car by dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters....

    06/29/2020 5:04:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Alan Butterfield
    An angry mob trapped a Fox News correspondent in his vehicle outside of the CHOP zone in Seattle after a Black Lives Matter member claimed she was shoved by the reporter, DailyMail.com can disclose. River, a BLM protester at CHOP, claimed to DailyMail.com that Springer had pushed a woman at the event, telling her to get back, prompting the woman to throw her coffee at him. Springer then retreated into an SUV with private armed security guards protecting the car, as a group of 50 barricaded the vehicle and demanded ...
  • St. Louis Prosecutor Investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskeys' Armed Encounter

    06/29/2020 5:00:03 PM PDT · by Kazan · 110 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 6/29/2020 | Ashley Cole
    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is contemplating whether a pair of married lawyers broke any laws on Sunday when they aimed firearms at nonviolent protesters who were walking past the couple's Central West End mansion en route to a protest at the nearby house of Mayor Lyda Krewson. In multiple videos, including one that had more than 13 million views by Monday morning, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are seen aiming their weapons at the protestors. Mark McCloskey is shown holding an assault-style rifle, while Patricia is seen holding a semiautomatic pistol. It is unclear if either gun is loaded....
  • The Deadliest Virus in the World

    06/29/2020 4:59:24 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 4 replies
    Video explaining the connection between Communism and Antifa.