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  • US military updates Trump's North Korea options

    06/28/2017 11:41:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    LocalSYR ^ | Jun 28, 2017 | BARBARA STARR AND ZACHARY COHEN
    US military updates Trump's North Korea options Military options have been prepared By: BARBARA STARR AND ZACHARY COHEN Posted: Jun 28, 2017 06:57 PM EDT Updated: Jun 28, 2017 10:37 PM EDT WASHINGTON (CNN) - US military options for North Korea have recently been updated and are ready to be presented to President Donald Trump if Pyongyang conducts an underground nuclear or ballistic missile test that indicates the regime has made a significant progress towards developing a weapon that could attack the US, two US military officials told CNN. National security adviser HR McMaster also confirmed publicly Wednesday that military...
  • State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 Muslim Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days

    06/28/2017 10:43:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 31 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Al hijrah. We are witnessing the fall of Europe. They’ve reached a tipping point — a point of no return. “The government continues to show a worrying powerlessness in the face of a situation that becomes more and more dramatic every day,” said Paolo Romani, president of the senators of Forza Italy. Trump is right! back the ban! State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya...
  • Venezuela crisis: Attorney general banned from leaving country

    06/28/2017 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/29/2017 | BBC
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has banned the attorney general from leaving the country and frozen all of her assets. The court, which is dominated by government loyalists, said Luisa Ortega Diaz had committed serious errors. Ms. Ortega, once a staunch government ally, broke ranks in March, when she said an attempt by the Supreme Court to strip the opposition-controlled Congress of its powers was unlawful. Critics believe President Nicolas Maduro is trying to push Ms. Ortega out. She faces a hearing on 4 July--some analysts say she may eventually be put on trial. The move comes amid growing political turmoil in...
  • People Will Die

    06/28/2017 9:31:18 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 3 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 6/28/17 | Remy
    Remy channels his inner Elizabeth Warren to vilify the other side. Written and performed by Remy Music mastered by Ben Karlstrom Video by Meredith Bragg LYRICS: People need kidneys, it's sad but decreed yet this Senator's hoarding one more than she needs I offer this bill and I hope you'll vote "aye" Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE!
  • LaVoy Finicum shooting: Indictment of agent "devastating" for FBI (OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/28/2017 9:29:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 47 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/28/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An indictment accusing an FBI agent of lying to hide the he fired two shots at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and missed caps an 18-month investigation.... Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson credited his investigators for their tenaciousness..... The sheriff also revealed that FBI leaders, told of his department's findings more than a year ago, didn't put the agent or four of his colleagues on leave..... all members of the Hostage Rescue Team..... The indictment of W. Joseph Astarita, 40, of New York casts a shadow on the highly trained team...... "I'm encouraged. I'm thrilled that the grand jury came back with...
  • Secrets of ‘Office 39’: North Korean leader Kim gets Russian fuel via Singapore dealers...

    06/28/2017 9:09:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    SCMP ^ | 28 June, 2017
    Secrets of ‘Office 39’: North Korean leader Kim gets Russian fuel via Singapore dealers, says defector who fled China Defector: ‘It is a wrong perception that North Korea is completely dependent on China’ North Korea secures up to 300,000 tonnes of oil products from Russia each year through Singapore-based dealers, a defector who formerly managed funds for the leadership has told Kyodo News, posing a challenge for the United States as it seeks to isolate Pyongyang. “North Korea has procured Russia-produced fuel from Singapore brokers and others since the 1990s...It is mostly diesel oil and partly gasoline,” Ri Jong-ho, 59,...
  • German audience laughs after Trump Cabinet member's address cut off

    06/28/2017 9:00:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | The Hill
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's video address to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party's business conference in Berlin was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit, prompting conference attendees to laugh and cheer. Ross's video feed at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference was faded out after roughly 20 minutes for going over his time limit, according to Bloomberg. Attendees then began to applaud and laugh at the move. "That was the U.S. secretary of commerce, who had promised us a 10-minute statement," the head of CDU Economic Council Werner Bahlsen said.
  • Schapiro: It won't be your father's Virginia - or your grandfather's

    06/28/2017 8:58:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | June 27, 2017 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO
    This is not your father’s Virginia — or your grandfather’s. We’ve seen ample evidence of this in recent years. In just over three decades, Virginia has become fully multi-hued. Asians make up about 7 percent of the population; Hispanics 9 percent. African-Americans have held steady at nearly 20 percent. This new diversity, concentrated in the cities and suburbs of eastern Virginia, is lifting Democrats. Barack Obama in 2008 snapped the Republicans’ 40-year presidential win streak here. He repeated in 2012. Hillary Clinton made it three straight Democratic presidential victories in Virginia in 2016. Every office decided by a statewide vote...
  • Turkey Takes Over 50 Churches, Monasteries

    06/28/2017 8:55:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Meira Svirsky
    Close to 50 churches and monasteries were taken over by the Turkish government in Mardin, a city located in the southeastern part of the country, reported the news outlet Agos. The move was made during the time that the villages that comprise the city were turned into an official municipality. As per legislation that established the city, a “liquidation committee” was established to distribute institutions of the city whose legal permits had expired. “For years, minority foundations could not acquire property in Turkey,” explained Kuryakos Ergun, the chairman of Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation. “Then legislative amendments were introduced in 2002...
  • China's Type 055 Super Destroyer Is A Reality Check For The US And Its Allies

    06/28/2017 8:41:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 28, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    China's launched its first Type 055 destroyer today—the most advanced surface combatant Beijing has ever designed and fielded. Pictures of the visually striking ship whipped around the internet, with many people being surprised that China was producing such an impressive warship. The truth is, the Type 055 is the J-20 stealth fighter/interceptor of the high-seas, and it not only is a showcase of China's rapidly evolving surface warfare and weapons development capabilities, but also a sign of what Beijing's overall maritime strategy will be in the not so distant future. When it comes to the Chinese Navy, the Type 055...
  • Maplewood, Montclair, and Glen Ridge: Why these three suburban areas are tops for ex-New Yorkers

    06/28/2017 8:39:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Brick Underground ^ | June 17, 2016 | Lucy Cohen Blatter
    If you live in New York City and are at a stage in your life when you're contemplating a move to the suburbs (or your friends have begun to leave the city en masse), you've probably heard of at least one of these towns in Essex County: Montclair, Maplewood, and Glen Ridge. That's because these three spots, all accessible via New Jersey Transit trains, are eternally popular among NYC expats looking for more space and a little more greenspace for their green. "We have a lot of people coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken," says Stacie Levy of...
  • Death threats directed at Assembly leader over universal health care bill

    06/28/2017 8:28:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 28, 2017 | Alexei Koseff
    Anger over Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to shelve universal health care legislation in California has boiled into aggressive protests and even violent rhetoric against the Democratic leader. Rendon said Wednesday that he and his family have experienced “distressing” death threats since announcing late last Friday that the “woefully incomplete” Senate Bill 562 would not move forward this year.
  • Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law

    06/28/2017 8:23:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2017 9:00 PM EDT | Rick Callahan
    A federal judge on Wednesday blocked portions of a new Indiana law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker wrote in approving a temporary injunction that “when it comes to our children, while parents or others entrusted with their care and wellbeing have the lawful and moral obligation always to act in their best interests, children are not bereft of separate identities, interests, and legal standing.” Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state...
  • Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction

    06/28/2017 8:12:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    FOX 61 News ^ | June 27, 2017 | CNN Wire
    It’s normal to expect a certain level of scrutiny when a company wants to hire an intern. That scrutiny is not usually based on swimwear. A Czech nuclear power station seemed to focus more on looks than qualifications when they used a swimsuit contest — yes, swimsuit contest — to hire interns. CEZ’s Temelín station posted photos of 10 high school graduates posing in bikinis and hard hats on its Facebook page last week. According to the post, the woman with the greatest number of likes was supposed to be crowned “Miss Energy 2017” and score a two-week internship with...
  • Pa. Senate passes bill clearing way for schools to allow employees’ guns on campus

    06/28/2017 7:32:58 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    FACEBOOK484TWITTERPINTERESTLINKEDINEMAIL Pa. Senate passes bill allowing teachers to bring guns on campus h HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Controversial legislation allowing Pennsylvania public school workers to bring guns onto school grounds narrowly passed the State Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 383 passed by a vote of 28-22, with six Republican Senators voting against it. The legislation would allow school employees who are licensed to carry firearms the ability to store their gun in their classroom or office inside a safe.
  • CNN, Potato Chips, Elmo, Teensy Russian Dolls and Jim Acosta’s Interpretive Dance Routine

    06/28/2017 7:22:30 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 28, 2017 | Sundance
    Tucker Carlson interviews political humorist Mark Steyn on the current state of the ‘Muh Russia’ CNN planetary conspiracy theorem. Mark Steyn accurately provides numerous metaphors to encapsulate the latest Russian meme du jour; from empty potato chip bags to Sean Spicer’s interpretive dance routine while CNN’s Jim Acosta interviews Comrade Elmo. Good Stuff. The best. Bigly:
  • New Russian naval missile system shown off to the world

    06/28/2017 7:06:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | June 28, 2017 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN
    A new sea-based missile system was presented to the world on June 28 during a naval show in St. Petersburg. However, the project hasn’t yet been greenlighted by the Ministry of Defense, so it remains to be seen if it will be adopted by the Russian military. What’s the difference between the sea and land versions? The new “Pantsir-ME” will be able to intercept missiles during rough seas, rain, wind, and even storms. It will also be more compact and covered with an anticorrosive sheath to ensure its longevity. “The biggest difference is that ‘Pantsir-S’ missiles have to intercept targets...
  • Suspect accused of shooting RT deputy in the face was once charged in double homicide

    06/28/2017 6:27:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 28, 2017 | Brad Branan, Tony Bizjak and Darrell Smith
    The man accused of shooting a Sacramento sheriff’s deputy in the face with the officer’s gun at a North Highlands light-rail station has an extensive criminal record, including involvement in a double homicide in the Bay Area a decade ago. Law enforcement search teams arrested Nicory Marquis Spann, 27, Tuesday night after finding him in a fetal position in a motel hallway a few blocks from the Interstate 80 and Watt Avenue station three hours after the scuffle and shooting.
  • Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…

    06/28/2017 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 51 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | May 11th 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff & Steven Crowder
    Dear leftists in Hollywood intent on pushing incessant gayness, even when unnecessary and irrelevant, Today it seems Hollywood’s primary mission, especially television, is to shove gayness into wherever it may fit. It’s getting tired. Namely because it’s being pushed by a tiny minority of militant gay activists in the gay community. I want to make this crystal clear. I’m not suggesting ALL gays are pushing for all gay characters in all TV shows or movies. I contend like with most issues in our political climate, the “Gay Agenda” in TV is being shoved by a fraction of a percent of...
  • Busted Name In News: NY Post Discovers CNN Kryptonite Is Lawsuit Threat

    06/28/2017 6:25:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28,2017 | Adam Shaw
    But now the Post reports, with a front page calling CNN “The Most Busted Name in News” that it was the threat of an eye-watering $100 million lawsuit from Anthony Scaramucci — a Trump ally named in the CNN hit job — that forced the network’s hand into pulling the report. The paper reported that CNN top-dogs feared that a major lawsuit could put a pending media merger with AT&T, currently being examined by the Justice Department, in doubt. advertisement “The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s...