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  • Kidnapped teen was gang-raped, killed and fed to gators

    08/29/2016 5:38:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies
    Fox News via NY Post ^ | August 29, 2016 | Brittanee Drexel
    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, SC, in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days — then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, NY, native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by the Post and Courier of Charleston. The inmate who gave the alleged...
  • Socialist presidential candidate Gloria La Riva: We salute Colin Kaepernick

    08/29/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Liberation ^ | August 27, 2016 | Liberation Staff
    “Kaepernick’s action was a righteous protest against the epidemic of racism and police brutality in this country,” said Gloria La Riva. “As a socialist and proud, long-time resident of San Francisco, I salute the stand taken by SF 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the National Anthem at Friday night’s game. La Riva spoke from her San Francisco office in California where she is running for U.S. President as the Peace and Freedom Party candidate. Out of the five candidates on the California ballot, she is the only worker, only person of color and only socialist. She...
  • Iran's Launch of Shia Army Threatens to Escalate Sectarian Tensions

    08/29/2016 5:30:49 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    "Using a sectarian Shi'ite identifier with the title of the new army will inflame sectarian tensions in the region," Talha Abdulrazaq, a researcher at the University of Exeter's Strategy and Security Institute, told VOA. "Iran is asserting itself as a regional or even an imperialistic power." The new force, announced Thursday by a veteran military commander who leads Iranian forces in Syria, is designed to fight in Arab countries and would recruit heavily from non-Iranian Shi'ite Muslims across the region.
  • Gallup Poll: Donald Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote…

    08/29/2016 5:24:59 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 29, 2016 | sundance
    There’s something odd that seems to consistently happen when corporate Wall Street media narratives are in diametric opposition to factual reality; they begin a process of trying to quantify their fallacy. An example today comes from the notoriously globalist-minded Gallup Polling Group. But first, it’s important to understand the Gallup ideology (just to avoid being labeled “conspiratorial” etc.) – in their own words: […] Gallup has committed the next century to achieving a global endeavor of peerless magnitude, integrity, and strategic value — the Gallup World Poll. Gallup’s World Poll continually surveys the wellbeing, behaviors, and attitudes of the world’s...
  • Daily Mail Editor: Gmail has started classifying every Trump-generated email as spam

    08/29/2016 5:09:52 PM PDT · by proust · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/29/16
    Gmail has started classifying every Trump-generated email as spam this morning.
  • German Savers Lose Faith in Banks, Stash Cash at Home

    08/29/2016 4:47:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    HAMBURG—German savers are leaving the security of savings banks for what many now consider an even safer place to park their cash: home safes.
  • The Planned Progression of Parallel Purposes

    08/29/2016 4:26:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 29 Aug 16 | Gene Lawley
    Two parties have great plans for this world. One is bent on having a one world government in their control for selfish reasons of great magnitude. That party is made up of New World Order proponents who speak of their goal in glowing terms of peaceful law and order…for them. I have identified them as the Tower of Babel Syndrome, reaching as far back as that episode recorded in Genesis 11. The other party is God, the Sovereign of the Universe, who seems to have a knack for letting mankind do their thing, seemingly, and then turning those activities into...
  • San Francisco Police Officers Association Rips Colin Kaepernick Statements On Flag

    08/29/2016 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 29,2016
    The organization said Kaepernick’s comments show the quarterback has “an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and officer-involved shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers.” The SFPOA asked the NFL and the 49ers to “separate” themselves from the comments. “While the SFPOA acknowledges Mr. Kaepernick’s right to speak his point of view and we stand by this right, we also recognize your organization’s ability to denounce his foolish statements and separate yourself from his actions,” the letter read. Both the 49ers and the NFL have issued statements saying players are not required...
  • BAE Systems Sells Internet Surveillance Gear to United Arab Emirates

    08/29/2016 4:22:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 26 April 2016 | Jenna McLaughlin
    A Danish subsidiary of British defense contractor BAE Systems is selling an internet surveillance package to the government of the United Arab Emirates, a country known for spying on, imprisoning, and torturing dissidents and activists, according to documents obtained by Lasse Skou Andersen of the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information. The documents from the Danish Business Authority reveal an ongoing contract between the defense conglomerate, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence A/S, and the Middle Eastern oil federation dating back to at least December 2014. The contract describes an internet surveillance product capable of deep packet inspection — “IP monitoring and data analysis”...
  • Poland: Germany wrong to criticize anti-migrant EU partners

    08/29/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 29 August 2016
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrong to criticize European Union partners who are refusing to give refugee protection to Muslims. Poland's deputy foreign minister, Konrad Szymanski, said in an interview Monday on state-run Radio Three that countries such as Poland which reject EU-negotiated refugee quotas are in line with the public mood. Szymanski was responding to Merkel's criticism of EU countries, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, that have rebuffed EU plans to share responsibility across the 28-nation bloc for sheltering people fleeing war and poverty. "I believe it is harmful to Europe and...
  • What Will Happen After November 8th?

    08/29/2016 4:14:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Aug 29, 2016 4:40 PM | Posted by Tyler Durden From The Western Rifle Shooters Association (via The Burning Platform)
    With the rise of Donald Trump, the plan of the political elites has been to provoke violence and blame it on him, thus scaring the normal populace. Early-on there were the road-blockings, the threatened riots, the cancelled events in Chicago and Cincinnati, the beatings, the police ordered to “look the other way”…and it has continued: The screaming harassment and physical attacks on Trump supporters as they leave his rallies. The spitting. The intimidation. The thrown eggs. The shoves and punches. The cars blocked and damaged. The hats snatched off people’s heads, stomped on, and then burned on the ground. All...
  • The Official Arizona Senatorial Primary Day Thread Ward v McCain, 08/30/16

    08/29/2016 4:12:39 PM PDT · by taildragger · 27 replies
    08/29/16 | Taildragger
    Folks, starting early, however please post all info on Kelli Ward vs John McCain. Thanks!
  • NFL IN HELL: MORE PLAYERS TO PROTEST ANTHEM?

    08/29/2016 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 116 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 29,2016 | DRUDGE
    NFL IN HELL: MORE PLAYERS TO PROTEST ANTHEM?
  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 29, 2016 4:52 pm | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. In a description of its decision, the parole board noted that Chapman has since described the murder as “selfish and...
  • Indignant Rudy Giuliani responds to Beyonce’s anti-police VMA performance

    08/29/2016 3:59:09 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 4 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 29, 2016
    After earning praise and criticism earlier this year with her song “Formation” and controversial performances of the anthem, pop star Beyonce proved over the weekend that she still relishes her position as a black-power activist. Prior to her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, the former Destiny’s Child member appeared alongside the mothers of several blacks killed by police officers. Their deaths have helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Beyonce followed her red-carpet appearance by singing a medley of her newer songs as dancers dressed as angels appeared onstage only to be symbolically killed. Fox & Friends co-host...
  • Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

    08/29/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | August 28, 2016 | Jennifer Ludden
    NANCY NOLAN: I'm old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not. LUDDEN: Nancy Nolan tells two younger women that people didn't know about climate change when she had her kids in the '80s. Then she became a climate activist. Her children are grown now. NOLAN: And when they were old enough to go off on their own, you know, I said to them, I hope you never have children, which is an awful thing to say. It can bring me to tears easily.
  • Why Do I Carry? Because Thugs Like These Will Shoot You For Making Eye Contact

    08/29/2016 3:39:10 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 29, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A cousin of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed by a pair of serial offenders in Chicago on Friday because the two thugs didn’t like it when a taxi driver dared to make eye contact with them. A pair of brothers released from jail on parole have been charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Darwin Sorells, 26, and 22-year-old brother Derren, who are both documented gang members, were charged with first-degree murder Sunday over the death of Aldridge, 32, a mother-of-four. Both are repeat gun offenders, Chicago Police Superintendent...
  • My Response to Colin Kaepernick

    08/29/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Colin Kaepernick, the third string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, everybody's had their say about this, and I want to weigh in with my response. And it's this from Ray Charles. (playing of song) AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray CharlesRUSH: One of my favorite pieces of music and obviously my favorite version -- and there are many -- of America the Beautiful. Ray Charles and his classic -- and, folks, we lose sight of something, but we are all blessed to be born in the United States of America. It is quite simply the absolute finest...
  • Breitbart/Gravis Arizona Poll Shows Razor Thin Margin Between McCain, Ward Heading into Election

    08/29/2016 3:33:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Neil McCabe
    Arizona Sen. John McCain turned 80 on Monday, just one day before he will face off against a Republican challenger in the state’s primary. McCain is expected to win Tuesday's primary. A CNN/ORC poll released last week had him ahead of his challenger, Kelli Ward, 55%-29%. Ward has made McCain’s age part of the campaign. Last week, the physician said that McCain was too “old” and “weak” to serve.
  • Padded New York Times Opinion Piece Equates Trump With Hitler

    08/29/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, has written a highly padded opinion piece that boils down to one important thing he wants to get across to you rubes: Trump = Hitler. Oh yeah, he includes one very slight caveat so you don't think of him as your usual leftwing loon. The rest of his piece is mostly yawn inducing padding which serves as filler for his basic premise.  So let us get to Thompson's unintentional humor as he stresses that Trump is like Hitler because, get this, they both spoke off the cuff. I kid you not.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About ISIS-Tortured Yazidi Women

    08/29/2016 3:25:08 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | August 28, 2016
    Although they are not the top item in the news, the plight of the Yazidi and Christian women captured by the Islamic State is still horrific. The violence against the Yazidi people stem from ISIS members’ view that they are infidels. “My own community has been subject to more than 74 genocides by radical Muslim groups, not just now but throughout the history such as the Ottomans and others. These radical groups, whenever given the chance, will commit their crimes. What happened in Iraq and Syria was that the world remained silent as ISIS expanded,” said Nadia Murad, a young...
  • Streisand: I’ll Leave The Country If Trump Wins

    08/29/2016 3:06:16 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 162 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | August 29, 2016 | Michael Qazvini
    Acclaimed singer Barbra Streisand is joining the list of disgruntled celebrities threatening to leave America if Donald Trump is elected president. She made the comments during an interview with Sydney-based journalist Michael Usher during an Australian news program broadcast on Sunday. “He has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it,” Streisand said, referring to Trump. “I’m either coming to your country [Australia], if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
  • Bombardier hands out pink slips as part of effort to cut 7,000 workers

    08/29/2016 3:03:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 26 August 2016
    Bombardier handed out pink slips Friday to aerospace employees in Montreal as part of its efforts announced in February to trim 7,000 workers over two years. The Montreal-based company declined to say how many workers were being affected by the latest layoff notices, how many cuts have already been made, or what aircraft programs are being affected. Mark Masluch, spokesman for Bombardier business jets, said the layoffs are a continuation of the “workforce optimization” plan being implemented across the company. The union representing machinists said the uncertainty about efforts to save jobs is creating frustration for workers. It warned last...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 29,2016

    08/29/2016 3:03:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 29,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles." -- Mark Levin in "Liberty and Tyranny". Welcome to "The Levin Lounge"... Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time - and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark's show: 1-877-381-3811. The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark...
  • Global central bankers, stuck at zero, unite in plea for help from governments

    08/29/2016 2:56:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 August 2016 | Howard Schneider
    Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world's economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help. Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank said their efforts to bolster the economy through monetary policy may falter unless elected leaders stepped forward with bold measures. These would range from immigration reform in Japan to structural...
  • Trump: Kaepernick 'should find a country that works better for him'

    08/29/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fired back at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Monday over not standing during the national anthem. During a radio interview with Seattle-based radio host Dori Monson, Trump said that he wasn't a fan of the move, saying Kaepernick should "find a country" that would suit him better. "I have followed it, and I think it's personally not a good thing. I think it's a terrible thing," Trump told the host. "Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won't happen." The GOP nominee also continued critique of...
  • Pemex Collapse Threatens Biggest Banks in Mexico (Big-oil bailout already under way)

    08/29/2016 2:53:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 26 August 2016 | Don Quijones
    These days, the trend is not Pemex’s friend. Mexico’s loss-leading, debt-swamped, state-owned oil giant company announced that in July it had imported 554,000 barrels of oil a day — its highest monthly volume of imports since public records began in 1990. In total, two-thirds of all the oil Mexico consumed in July was imported — a staggering statistic for a country that until not so long ago was home to one of the largest oil fields in the world, the Cantarell. Pemex also acknowledged that its crude production fell a further 5% in July while its natural gas production shrunk...
  • Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less

    08/29/2016 2:50:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less "People wouldn't know what's going on." 2:44 PM, Aug 29, 2016 | By Jeryl Bier During Secretary of State John Kerry's first official visit to Bangladesh, he met with top Bangladeshi government officials and held a press conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka. In light of recent terror attacks in that country, Kerry addressed the problem of terrorism, including root causes and how the terrorists spread their message. The secretary said that the media could "do us all a service" by reducing coverage of terror attacks: Remember this: No...
  • Welcome To The Third World, Part 18: Pensions Overwhelm Public Services

    08/29/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 26 August 2016
    Citizens of the developed world are watching Venezuela’s descent into financial and political chaos mostly, it seems, with amused detachment, safe in the assumption that we’ll never end up hunting our cats and dogs for food. But – since Europe, Japan and the US are making essentially the same mistakes as Venezuela’s past and present governments – we might want to question that certainty. Consider what’s happening in the third biggest US city: Chicago’s detective force dwindles as murder rate soars [see excerpt at source] Why should a city as apparently affluent as Chicago have such a nightmarish crime situation?...
  • UBS whistleblower exposes 'political prostitution' all the way up to President Obama

    08/29/2016 2:43:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 25 August 2015 | Ian Allison
    UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is facing embarrassment over fresh revelations going back to the tax investigation that led to the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy. Two significant events are looming before UBS. The first is the possibility of a public trial in France, featuring UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, concerning historic tax evasion allegedly orchestrated by the bank. That could happen this year. The other is the publication this October of Birkenfeld's scathing new book, Lucifer's Banker, which covers his time at UBS. The tax evasion controversy, which was first highlighted in 2005, subsequently involved the US Department of...
  • Why Does NFL Order Cowboys not to Honor Slain Policemen but Allows Kaepernick to Disrespect America?

    08/29/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The NFL allows Kaepernick to disrespect America and say we should not “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The NFL said the media support Kaepernick and his position. The same NFL denied the Cowboys the right to honor fallen policemen. The idea was conceived by veteran tight end Jason Witten. The "Arm in Arm" design honored the fallen officers. Dspite that strong support from one of the league's most powerful franchises, the NFL has struck down the request for the team to wear the decal during the regular season or...
  • FDA Outlaws Free Cigars For Troops

    08/29/2016 2:39:37 PM PDT · by cgbg · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 28, 2016 | Tony Marrero
    New Food and Drug Administration regulations on cigars, e-cigarettes and other products that took effect Aug. 8. Among the regulations is what many interpret as a ban on the charitable donation of tobacco products.
  • HIDING HILLARY: DAY 267

    08/29/2016 2:32:39 PM PDT · by euram · 29 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 29 2016 | Jason Miller
    Does Clinton Agree With Her Campaign’s Contention That Voters Who Oppose The Clinton Foundation Should Not Vote For Her? QUESTION OF THE DAY: “Secretary Clinton, the other day your campaign said that voters who are concerned about the ethics surrounding the Clinton Foundation should not vote for you. Do you agree?” – Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor NOTE: It Has Been 267 Days Since Clinton Has Held A Press Conference. (The Washington Post, Accessed 8/28/16) WHY IT MATTERS This Week The Clinton Campaign Said Voters Shouldn’t Vote For Clinton If They Have An Issue With The Foundation: On Wednesday Clinton...
  • Moments Before LAX Panic, Officers Confront Man Dressed as Zorro

    08/29/2016 2:32:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ;Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/29 | Brittny Mejia
    A man dressed as Zorro and carrying a plastic sword was confronted at gunpoint by police at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, just moments before a false report of an active shooter sent passengers stampeding from multiple terminals. Airport police responded to Terminal 7 on Sunday at about 8:40 p.m., following reports of a man dressed in black with a sword and wearing a mask, according to a statement from Los Angeles World Airports. Believing the man was armed with a sword, police approached him with weapons drawn “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the airport. A video...
  • The Primaries Are Over -- And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country

    08/29/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick in Los Angeles. I'm glad you waited, sir. Your turn. Have at it. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, Rush. I just wanted to comment on your comment that you just made about Trump and his illegal -- and his deportation shift. I just distinctly heard you say it's not considered a flip-flop. And I just want to tell you, you're doing a disservice to all of us Republican primary voters who didn't vote for Trump that are struggling with whether or not to vote for Trump, when you diminish the impact of his single policy...
  • Phoenix VA to Get 6th Boss In 2.5 Years

    08/29/2016 2:27:09 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Deborah Amdur...was transferred there from Vermont, succeeding a series of short-term leaders and billed as the person who would end wait-time manipulation... But a VA Inspector General report saw that wait time metrics became implausibly positive the moment she arrived at the Vermont hospital, strongly suggesting she presided over a severe case of the same thing she was supposed to be stopping in Phoenix.
  • EU likely to hand Apple Irish tax bill of over 1 bln euro- source

    08/29/2016 2:24:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    News Trust (Reuters) ^ | August 29, 2016 | by Ralph Boulton
    DUBLIN, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, two source familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. The Commission declined to comment on Monday. The European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for maintaining jobs. Apple and Ireland rejected the accusation and have both said they will appeal any adverse ruling. The source said...
  • Donald J. Trump Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Bad Judgment (about Weiner)

    08/29/2016 2:21:13 PM PDT · by euram · 80 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 29 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him. I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It's just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.” - Donald J. Trump
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'I never took Trump seriously' on deportations

    08/29/2016 2:16:44 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 127 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2016 | Byron York
    Rush Limbaugh said Monday he does not believe Donald Trump has flip-flopped on deporting the 11 or 12 million immigrants in the country illegally because he, Limbaugh, never took Trump's deportation proposal seriously in the first place. Limbaugh's statement came in an exchange with an angry caller who criticized the radio host for downplaying the change in Trump's thinking concerning deportations. Immigration is Trump's number-one issue, the caller said, and during the primaries Trump repeatedly slammed GOP rivals who opposed deportations.
  • Russia Calls Up Civilian Reserves

    08/29/2016 2:06:51 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    These combat readiness exercises are being conducted between August 25th and August 31st and include such items as reserve call-up and the functioning of civilian authorities on war footing. Civilian reserves will be called up as part of the drill and briefed on a new system of reserve call-up to be implemented immediately after the end of the review process.
  • Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

    08/29/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 August 2016 | Stephen Kalin
    Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly next week, about Iraqi oil exported through Turkey, Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema said in an interview on Friday evening. "If the negotiations come to a close" without an agreement "we will start to find a way in order to sell our oil because we need money, either to Iran or other countries",...
  • Washoe County (NV) voter registration statistics (swing county): 9/2012 vs 8/26/2016

    08/29/2016 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Ravi · 8 replies
    Washoe County ^ | 8/29/16 | me
    9/2012 registered active voters: R-89,776; D-87,391 8/26/16 registered active voters: R-94,906; D-89,772 Obama beat Romney in Washoe 50.7 to 47.2 while winning statewide 52.3 to 45.7. Washoe is slight R leaning swing county. Trump must win in Washoe by a little more than 1% and then he could carry NV. Registration statistics are favorable in this regards.
  • Norway to build fence on border with Russia to curb refugee inflow

    08/29/2016 2:04:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 24 August 2016
    Norway is planning to build a steel fence at its only border crossing point with Russia, citing the necessity to deter refugees, after thousands for asylum seekers entered the Nordic country through the “Arctic route.” The new fence will be 200 meters long and 3.5 meters high and will stretch from the Storskog-Borisoglebsk border crossing that will also be equipped with new gates, Reuters reports, citing sources in the Norwegian government. The construction of the fence will be finished in the coming weeks before winter frosts set in to make it harder for illegal migrants to cross into Norway via...
  • Hungary To Build Second Fence On Serbian Border To Keep Out Migrants

    08/29/2016 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban said the new barrier, to be built alongside the existing one, would strengthen defenses to respond if Turkey's policy on migration changed. If that happened, hundreds of thousands could appear at Hungary's border, he told public radio. "Technical planning is under way to erect a more massive defense system next to the existing line of defense which was built quickly (last year)," Orban said. Orban...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy demands border controls for thousands of migrants in Calais be shifted to Britain

    08/29/2016 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 August 2016 | David Chazan
    Nicolas Sarkozy has joined other conservative French politicians in demanding that border controls for thousands of migrants in Calais be shifted to Britain. The former centre-Right president made the call in a speech in Le Touquet, the northern town where he signed agreements in 2003 allowing British officials to check passports in France and vice-versa, when he was interior minister. The accords were part of a bilateral deal to close a former migrants’ centre at Sangatte, near Calais. But Mr Sarkozy said France can no longer tolerate the presence of about 9,000 migrants living in the squalid “Jungle” camp in...
  • Angela Merkel Assassination Attempt Thwarted In Prague Amid Protests Over Refugee Quotas

    08/29/2016 1:57:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 26 August 2016 | Julia Glum
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly survived what European press are calling an assassination attempt Thursday afternoon as she was visiting the Czech Republic. Merkel was leaving the airport in Prague when a man with weapons "attempted to join the motorcade" in a Mercedes and began to "run down police" while doing so, the Sun reported. "He is suspected of attempting to cause a crime — specifically, an attempt to use violence against an official," Josef Bocan, a spokesman for the Czech police, told Express. "He tried to join the procession at all costs, cutting off a police vehicle that was...
  • George W. Bush's Iraq war architect says he will likely vote for Clinton

    08/29/2016 1:55:39 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 95 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2016 | Seema Mehta
    Paul Wolfowitz, a top official in the George W. Bush administration referred to as the architect of the Iraq war, said he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Wolfowitz is part of a growing list of GOP national security and foreign policy officials who have announced their intention to support the Democratic presidential nominee. But though Clinton has proudly announced the backing of other Republicans, it’s less likely she will roll out a news release touting the support from Wolfowitz. As deputy secretary of Defense under Bush, Wolfowitz was among the earliest and biggest cheerleaders for invading...
  • Turkey-Backed Rebels Expel Kurdish Forces From Syrian Towns

    08/29/2016 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 28 August 2016 | Sarah El Deeb
    Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River. At least 35 civilians were killed, according to activists. The dramatic escalation of Turkey's involvement in the Syrian civil war last week aimed to help the Syrian rebels drive the Islamic State group out of the border town of Jarablus. But it also is aimed at U.S.-allied Kurdish forces that have gained control in recent months of most of the territory along the Turkey-Syria border....
  • UN Could Take Over ICANN, and the Internet, Oct. 1

    08/29/2016 1:49:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    The United Nations could take over control of the Internet on October 1, when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passes from U.S. administration to the control of a multilateral body, most likely the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). While the administration and its defenders have denied that the UN will have authority over ICANN, the Wall Street Journal‘s L. Gordon Crovitz points out that ICANN will need to be run by a state agency in order to retain its antitrust exemption, which makes it almost certainly that the UN will step in to take control.
  • Sowell: Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World

    08/29/2016 1:44:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract, rather than in terms of the specific concrete realities of particular immigrants in particular circumstances at a particular time and place — that time being now and that place being the United States of America. A hundred years ago, when immigration from other parts of the world was a major...