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  • Peter Schweizer Explains How China Purchased U.S. Congress as a Trade Strategy…

    03/21/2018 9:45:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 2 replies
    A timely book by Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires”, explains how Chinese companies purchased U.S. politicians to gain trade advantages. When you understand this process, you better understand why those same politicians today are against the Trump trade policy that is antithetical to their purchased interests. Reminder: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is warning President Trump not to take any trade action against China or he will unleash his purchased control agents within congress and financial media to destroy his presidency. Allow me to re-emphasize: All opposition to President Trump stems from the underlying financial and economic policy. All...
  • San Francisco (1955 Cinemascope film)

    03/21/2018 9:43:03 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1955 | tullio pelligrini
    San Francisco before the nuts took over.
  • Mark Zuckerberg: I Can Barely Handle This CNN Interview, What Makes You Think I Can Handle Congress

    03/21/2018 9:38:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 3/21/2018 | Tom McKay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fresh off of not apologizing for the social media giant’s failure to prevent sketchy election data firm Cambridge Analytica from partnering with a similarly sketchy app to allegedly scrape 50 million users’ profile data, briefly emerged from his gilded panic room on Wednesday evening for an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall in which he largely repeated his PR department’s talking points. With all the charm of an awkward teenage robot in a wig, Zuckerberg finally clarified that he was “really sorry that this happened.” He reiterated that he believed the company made big mistakes, first by...
  • Don't Go To College

    03/21/2018 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    “Higher education” is terrible.Please note the quotation marks, you doofy liberals who will no doubt fill the comments with high-pitched typing about how “Conservatives hate knowing stuff.” What passes for “education” today is nothing of the sort, and what calls itself “academia” is really just a venal trade guild packed with mediocrities desperately trying to keep fooling people into forking over $60,000 a year – usually obtained via ruinous borrowing that ties a financial anchor around the defrauded grads’ necks for the rest of their lives.Today, academia’s product is largely garbage – gender studies, twisted history, and pointless sociology spin-offs...
  • China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules

    03/21/2018 8:55:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21st, 2018 | Brenda Goh
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China accused the United States of “repeatedly abusing” international trade rules, as Beijing braced on Thursday for an imminent announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump slapping more tariffs on Chinese imports. A World Trade Organisation ruling against Obama-era anti-subsidy tariffs on Wednesday handed China’s commerce ministry ammunition to criticize Washington’s conduct in trade affairs. The ruling “proves that the U.S. side has violated WTO rules, repeatedly abused trade remedy measures, which has serious damaged the fair and just nature of the international trade environment and weakened the stability of the multilateral trading system,” the ministry said. In...
  • Robert Mueller: Dirty Cop – Dispatches from the 15th District

    03/21/2018 8:52:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 9/3/2017 | Jeffrey Marty
    A former colleague recently characterized Robert Mueller as “ramrod straight” and “utterly incorruptible.” Similar language was breathlessly repeated in mainstream media biographies on Mueller in Politico, BBC, and Time magazine. Mueller’s Vietnam-era service in the United States Marine Corps and 2004 tag-team with then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey to save American democracy from warrantless spying are mainstays of these biographies, which always send a clear message that his integrity is beyond reproach. It’s always suspicious when anyone’s credibility is oversold like this, but that goes double when the same person was FBI director for 12 years—spanning across both the Bush...
  • Commissioners enact 'lame-duck' spending limit on office of outgoing DA(Waco)

    03/21/2018 8:40:17 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 3 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/21/2018 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    McLennan County commissioners invoked a provision in state law to place a limit on how much outgoing District Attorney Abel Reyna can spend before the end of his term Dec. 31. County Auditor Stan Chambers said under the state local government code section 130.908, also known as the "lame-duck law," county leaders can put spending limits on an incumbent who is not re-elected to their office. The statute is directed at county or precinct officers and if enacted requires commissioners to approve any expenditures by the official over the amount set by the court. “Our budget starts Oct. 1,” Chambers...
  • Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian slap video teen gets eight months in plea deal

    03/21/2018 8:30:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    BBC World News ^ | March 21 , 2018 | BBC
    A Palestinian teenager arrested after slapping an Israeli soldier has accepted a plea deal that will see her serve eight months in prison. Ahed Tamimi had agreed to plead guilty to four of the 12 charges she faced, including assault, her lawyer said. She will also pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,440) and accept a further eight-month jail term, suspended. The 17 year old was detained after being filmed confronting two armed soldiers outside her home in December. The court's decision means she will be released this summer because the sentence includes time served, her lawyer Gaby Lasky was...
  • Lawmaker Wants ‘General Hooker’ Sign Removed From State House (Mass.)

    03/21/2018 8:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the “General Hooker Entrance” sign removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre “misrepresented as respect for a long-dead general.” Michelle DuBois – a state representative from Brockton, West Bridgewater, and East Bridgewater – tweeted a picture of the sign on Wednesday, saying “#MeToo it’s not all about rape & harassment but also women’s dignity
  • 60-year old cartoon should go viral

    03/21/2018 7:59:06 PM PDT · by FrankR · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This 60 year old cartoon eerily predicts exactly what is happening in society today with the encroachment of socialism/communism. Every young person should see this cartoon.
  • Saab worries Korea will buy Boeing's anti-sub planes with no bids

    03/21/2018 7:44:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | MARCH 20, 2018 | Oh Young-jin
    Saab's Swordfish anti-submarine patrol aircraft / Saab Saab is in for a difficult competition in Korea. By the lie of the land, the Swedish company may not get a chance to bid for Korea's $1.7 billion purchase deal for anti-submarine aircraft. Even if it is allowed, it is widely seen as a spoiler for Korean buyers to use to get a better deal from an American defense contractor. Just for that purpose ― lower cost, greater technology transfer and bigger "offset" deals for the stalling next-generation fighter program ― it looks tempting to give Saab what it wants and pit...
  • The Best Of The USMC's Aging F/A-18 Hornets To Receive Lethal Radar Upgrade

    03/21/2018 7:40:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 21, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    With a new Navy plan to retire nearly half its F/A-18A/B/C/D fleet in the near term to help boost the readiness of its youngest so called "legacy Hornets," which the USMC will inherit in the not so distant future, the Corps is now moving to upgrade seven squadrons worth of jets with new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars. The move signifies the most substantial capability upgrade in the legacy Hornet's entire history. In a posting on the government's contracting site it states that the USMC is looking to install the systems "in 4th Quarter 2020 and complete in...
  • Great Ad! McCaskill Tied to Hillary’s Disdain for the Middle of America

    03/21/2018 7:38:12 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, back to Hillary Clinton and half her humanity tied behind her back. (laughing) Stop and think of that! There is an ad. I think the attorney general in the state of Missouri is a guy named Josh Hawley. Wait a minute… Yeah. It says “Kansas” here but it’s Missouri. Josh Hawley is the attorney general in MIssouri. Claire McCaskill is the incumbent senator running for reelection. Claire McCaskill has been one of the biggest Hillary Clinton boosters out there — and, in fact, she was one of the first in Washington to sign on and heartily endorse the...
  • Mueller Probe Increasingly Looking Empty, Top Legal Experts Say

    03/21/2018 7:14:55 PM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Brendan Kirby
    Harvard's Dershowitz, former prosecutor diGenova say the special counsel failed to uncover credible evidence of Trump collusion with Moscow. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian political and business interests increasingly looks like it is coming up empty, a pair of legal experts said Monday... Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia under President Ronald Reagan, said during a separate appearance on the Ingraham program that Mueller's probe should end. "Whatever purpose it had in the beginning, that purpose has now been served, and it is...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • YouTube Bans All Gun Demonstration Videos

    03/21/2018 7:05:56 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    YouTube is entering the gun control debate with a new ban on videos which demo firearms or link to websites selling firearms or firearm accessories. The move to ban firearm demos dovetails with the media platform’s desire to “prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms.” Ironically, guns built at home have not been part of the mass public attacks that have drawn national attention over the past months and years, but guns acquired at retail via background checks have been. Bloomberg reports that YouTube issued a statement in coordination with new prohibitions, saying, “We routinely make updates and...
  • Should oil companies pay for climate change? Yes, there is evidence

    03/21/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 65 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2018 | Ann Carlson and Peter C. Frumhoff
    On Wednesday, a federal judge will hold a “climate science tutorial” as part of San Francisco’s and Oakland’s nuisance cases against five oil giants for damages related to sea level rise.
  • Good News or Bad News

    03/21/2018 6:01:59 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | Mar 21, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Four recent news stories caused me to think about the current political environment, and how we increasingly reframe news to fit our ideological understanding of the world. It seems that more and more, information means something totally different to people depending on their outlook – to the point that people with differing political positions can appear to be living in alternate realities. Consider how some might react to these four unrelated, recent events: 1. The Daily Caller reported on March 15 that 2 million Americans got off food stamps in President Trump’s first year. Citing a recent assessment by the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 March 2018

    03/21/2018 5:59:39 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 55 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HARRIER APPROACH An AV-8B Harrier lands aboard the USS Makin Island in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 1, 2017. The Harrier is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron. The amphibious assault ship is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. SANTA'S SIGNAL A...
  • Student Planning Abortion Protest After School Shooting Walkout

    03/21/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 14 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lemor Abrams
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Last week they protested gun violence. This week, Rocklin High School students are using social media to organize a pro-life walkout using the hashtag #life. “To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year,” said organizer Brandon Gillespie. He says his history teacher inspired the idea. As thousands of students across the country walked out of class demanding strict gun laws, in honor of the Parkland shooting victims, Benzel was placed on paid administrative leave when she asked students to consider whether there’s a double standard in the...