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  • China Warns U.S. It May Detain Americans in Response to Prosecutions of Chinese Scholars

    10/17/2020 5:45:14 PM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Oct. 17, 2020 3:37 pm ET | By Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
    Chinese government officials are warning their American counterparts they may detain U.S. nationals in China in response to the Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, according to people familiar with the matter. (Full article at the link)
  • Man charged with setting farm’s large Biden-Harris display ablaze held without bail

    10/17/2020 5:34:23 PM PDT · by lightman · 31 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 17 October A.D. 2020 | Dave Canton
    A Dalton, Mass., man who’s been charged with burning a political display was found dangerous by a Berkshire District Court judge and ordered to be held without the right to bail pending trial. Lonnie Durfee, 49, is charged with burning a hay bale display supporting Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the Holiday Brook Farm on Route 9 in Dalton on the evening of Oct. 9. Durfee was arrested the next morning and charged with burning personal property. At his arraignment, he was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. That hearing was held Friday before Judge...
  • Big Tech's censorship of Hunter Biden report is a violation of free speech: FCC commissioner

    10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 19 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | 10/17/2020 | Talia Kaplan
    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users who tried to share a New York Post article about Hunter Biden. “By silencing core political speech on this important story, I think Big Tech has crossed a line,” Carr told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Thursday. “For those of us in the conservative movement, we’ve long been talking about the need to rein in Big Tech.” “I think it’s one of the greatest threats to individual liberty and this week was a watershed moment with the attention drawn to the censorship engaged in by Big Tech,” he...
  • Researchers At Large Hadron Collider Are Confident To Make Contact With Parallel Universe In Days

    10/17/2020 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 168 replies
    sciencenatures ^ | 10/10/20 | staff
    The astoundingly complex LHC “atom smasher” at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, are fired up to its maximum energy levels ever in an endeavor to identify - or perhaps generate - tiny black holes. If successful a very new universe is going to be exposed – modifying completely not only the physics books but the philosophy books too. It is even probable that gravity from our own universe may “transfer” into this parallel universe, researchers at the LHC say. The experiment is assured to accentuate alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 18 October 2020

    10/17/2020 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 41 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          JUST FOR TODAY As I go through some "troubles" in my own life, I've worked out this "formula" to help me be a useful and happy person. See if it doesn't work for you! JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be". JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I...
  • Michigan bans open carry of guns within 100 feet of voting locations on Election Day

    10/17/2020 4:55:06 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | Muri Assunção
    Michigan’s secretary of state wants voters to leave their guns at home this Election Day — or at least keep them 100 feet from any building containing polling places. On Friday, Jocelyn Benson issued guidance directed at local election officials clarifying that the open carry of guns on Election Day in, or close to, any voting locations — polling places, clerk’s offices and absent voter counting boards — is banned. “The open carry of a firearm is prohibited in a polling place, in any hallway used by voters to enter or exit, or within 100 feet of any entrance to...
  • Surrender! Army looks to cut 7,000 troops in cost-saving measure that could leave us with just 75,000 soldiers(UK)

    10/17/2020 4:42:29 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies
    Cost-cutting proposal may see the Army reduce its manpower target to 75,000 Thousands of roles being recruited for are likely to be axed, sources have saidSenior Army chiefs recognised that some positions can be filled by machines The Army will slash its 82,000 manpower target by 7,000 under cost-cutting proposals handed to ministers, it can be revealed. Thousands of roles that are currently being recruited for are likely to be axed, with some of the gaps being filled by machines. As part of a ten-year plan, the Army has offered to reduce its current target of 82,000 regular troops to...
  • Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics

    10/17/2020 4:40:22 PM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Oct. 17, 2020 Updated: Oct. 17, 2020 4:07 p.m. | AP Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth. A photographer working for The Associated Press witnessed an activist with Team Save America taken away in an ambulance and an injured San Francisco police officer on the ground by San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza. Team Save America organized the rally to protest Twitter, which it said squelches conservative speech. Members of the group wore red “Make America Great Again” Trump...
  • Police rip Biden's repeated advice to shoot suspects 'in the leg'

    10/17/2020 4:38:47 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 51 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 17, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Law enforcement groups blasted Vice President Joe Biden for again suggesting training police to shoot suspects "in the leg" is a viable way to avoid fatalities, decrying the proposal as dangerous and ignorant. During an ABC News town hall Thursday, Biden gave the shooting advice while talking about broader police reforms, which have been on the public conscience since the killing of George Floyd sparked nationwide racial unrest. "There's a lot of things we've learned and it takes time, but we can do this," Biden said. "You can ban chokeholds ... you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances....
  • Total Minutes of Hunter Biden Email scandal coverage; ABC - 0 Minutes, NBC - 0 Minutes, CNN - 4 Minutes

    10/17/2020 4:28:26 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 49 replies
    Rob Schneider on Twitter ^ | October 17, 2020 | Rob Schneider
    Rob Schneider @RobSchneider A subservient Press that Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao could only ENVY! Total Minutes of Hunter Biden Email scandal coverage; ABC - 0 Minutes NBC - 0 Minutes CNN - 4 Minutes 3:47 PM · Oct 17, 2020
  • Exclusive — ‘This is China, Inc.’: Emails Reveal Hunter Biden’s Associates Helped Communist-Aligned Chinese Elites Secure White House Meetings

    10/17/2020 4:08:28 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Newly obtained emails from a Hunter Biden business partner lay out in detail how the Vice President’s son and his colleagues used their access to the Obama-Biden administration to arrange private meetings for potential foreign clients and investors at the highest levels in the White House. These never-before-revealed emails outline how a delegation of Chinese investors and Communist Party officials managed to secure a private, off-the-books meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden. In a 2011 email, Hunter Biden’s business associates also discussed developing relations with what one called “China Inc.” as part of a “new push on soft diplomacy for...
  • Clift: ‘Social Media Companies Are Reacting Responsibly’ to Hunter Biden Story (Daily Beast attacks free press!)

    10/17/2020 4:04:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17 2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s edition of “The McLaughlin Group,” The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift stated that social media companies are “reacting responsibly” to the New York Post‘s reporting on Hunter Biden and that “You don’t publish and peddle a lie so that it gains traction.”
  • Donald Trump: I’ll Sign National Reciprocity (concealed carry) if It Reaches My Desk

    10/17/2020 4:01:43 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 50 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 15 October 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    During an interview with the NRA’s 1st Freedom, President Donald Trump said he would sign national reciprocity legislation for concealed carry if it reaches his desk. The outlet posed the question: Mr. President, each state’s driver’s license is honored across this great nation, yet a permit to carry a concealed gun — which, in contrast, is a right specifically protected in the U.S. Bill of Rights — is often not respected by other states. Will you support a national reciprocity act so that law-abiding gun owners can more easily travel with their freedom? Trump responded by making sure the focus...
  • Trump aide urges Taiwan to 'fortify' against Chinese attack

    10/17/2020 4:01:02 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies
    afp via sg via yahoo ^ | 16 October 2020 | AFP News
    Trump aide urges Taiwan to 'fortify' against Chinese attack AFP News AFP News16 October 2020 Trump aide urges Taiwan to 'fortify' against Chinese attack Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in front of a domestically-produced F-CK-1 fighter jet during a visit to Penghu Air Force Base on September 22, 2020 More A top White House official on Friday urged Taiwan to build up its military capabilities to protect against a possible invasion by China, saying Beijing would have that ability in 10 to 15 years. President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien told the Aspen Security Forum that a missile attack...
  • Budapest Blasts Biden on ‘Son’s Ukrainian Energy Deals’ After Attack on Hungary and Poland

    10/17/2020 4:00:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17 2020 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Joe Biden has triggered a huge diplomatic row with NATO members Hungary and Poland after appearing to lump them in with Belarus as “totalitarian regimes”, with the Hungarian government demanding answers on his family’s alleged corruption in Ukraine. “You see what’s happening in everything from Belarus to Poland to Hungary and the rise of totalitarian regimes in the world, and, as well as, this President embraces all the thugs of the world,” said the 77-year-old presidential hopeful at a recent town hall event. Biden’s seeming comparison of Poland and Hungary, both European Union democracies and parties to the NATO defence...
  • WATCH: Woman Wearing U.S. Flag Shirt Mobbed near San Francisco Antifa Protest

    10/17/2020 3:58:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17 2020 | BOB PRICE
    A video shot at a protest in San Francisco shows a woman wearing a t-shirt with a U.S. flag and George Washington silkscreen being harassed, assaulted, and robbed. After stealing her property, the mob continued to taunt her as she tried to walk away. The video shows a woman attempting to walk through the crowd that targets her, apparently for the shirt she wore. As she walked through the crowd yelled at her and blasted a siren in her face.
  • Pelosi, after a year of not speaking to Trump, says talks don't have to be 'person-to-person'

    10/17/2020 3:53:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17 2020 | Adam Shaw
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday confirmed that she has not spoken to President Trump for more than a year -- but said working with intermediaries has brought results, and talks don't have to be "person-to-person." Pelosi was asked by MSNBC host Nicole Wallace if, a year after she walked out of a contentious Oct. 16 meeting at the White House and stopped speaking with Trump, if she would be open if Trump ever reached out to “open that channel of conversation.” "Well, it would depend on what the purpose is," Pelosi said.
  • Ossoff raises $1 million in Senate race after Perdue mispronounces Kamala Harris's name

    10/17/2020 3:51:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17 2020 | Paul Best
    Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff announced Saturday that his campaign raised $1 million after Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., appeared to mock the name of democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris at a rally Friday. "Kamala? Or Kamala? Kamal-mala-mala. I don't know. Whatever," Perdue repeated as he changed the intonation of her name at President Trump's rally in Macon, Ga. Perdue's campaign brushed off the mispronunciation as an accident.
  • U.S. Attorney appoints election watchdog for Nevada

    10/17/2020 3:50:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 3 replies
    News3 Las Vegas ^ | 10/16/2020 | Matthew Seeman
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The U.S. Attorney for Nevada has named his office's watchdog for the upcoming general election. Nicholas Trutanich's office says Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Mickelson will serve as District Election Officer for the state. Mickelson will be tasked with overseeing federal prosecutors' handling of complaints regarding election fraud and voting rights concerns, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. "Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud," Trutanich said in a press release. "The Department of Justice will always act appropriately to...
  • Twitter refuses to unlock New York Post account unless Hunter Biden posts deleted

    10/17/2020 3:48:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 17 2020 | Audrey Conklin
    Twitter has refused to unlock the New York Post's account since Wednesday unless the outlet deletes six tweets about its reporting on 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, the Post reported. Both the San Francisco-based social media platform and Facebook came under fire this week after the two blocked users from sharing a Post article showing purported communication between 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and an adviser to a Ukrainian energy company. The younger Biden's work in the country while his father was vice president was at the heart of President Trump's impeachment trial earlier...