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  • When Technology Meets Tyranny - As China heads full force in developing AI weapons, the West...

    11/17/2018 10:13:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 17, 2018 Updated: November 17, 2018 | PETER ZHANG
    FULL TITLE: When Technology Meets Tyranny - As China heads full force in developing AI weapons, the West needs to take a stand Back in May 2014, Stephen Hawking, along with several scientists, warned the world: “Success in creating AI [artificial intelligence] would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. “In the near term, world militaries are considering autonomous-weapon systems that can choose and eliminate targets; the UN and Human Rights Watch have advocated a treaty banning such weapons.” While the international press is being...
  • Broward Elections Supervisor Snipes tries to find 2,040 missing ballots with deadline looming

    11/17/2018 10:03:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 17, 2018 | Anthony Man and Tonya Alanez
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes tries to explain to the canvassing board the discrepancy in vote counts during the hand count,... recount hit yet another snag with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered SOE Snipes said they were either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of was that the ballots were still in the building. “The ballots are in this building. There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building." Snipes has been in the crosshairs... since Election...
  • Florida Democrats Should be Investigated under RICO

    11/17/2018 9:32:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 17, 2018 | Faye Higbee
    Florida Democrats should be investigated under the RICO statute (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), according to a fraud expert interviewed by Breitbart. Florida Democrats sent “Cure Affidavits” to people who had improper absentee ballots…and the affidavits were altered to place an incorrect date on them. They were sent out the day AFTER the election. Political parties can be subject to the RICO law when they are working to create an “enterprise.” The law has a statute of limitations of 4 years, and there has to be a pattern. Democrats definitely have a “pattern.” The RICO statute includes mail and...
  • Democrat Gil Cisneros Defeats Young Kim, Making O.C. All Blue in the U.S. House

    11/17/2018 9:24:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    https://ktla.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Associated Press
    Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the 39th District seat. The Cisneros victory cements a stunning political realignment that will leave a vast stretch of the Los Angeles metropolitan area under Democratic control in the House. With Kim’s defeat, four Republican-held House districts all or partly in Orange County, California, a one-time nationally known GOP stronghold southeast of Los...
  • Russia extends condolences over California wildfire-embassy

    11/17/2018 9:06:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Tass ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tass
    The Russian Embassy in the US extends condolences to residents of California regarding the tragic consequences of wildfires raging across the US state, the embassy stated on Twitter. "We extend our most sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the people of #California regarding the huge amount of damage and dozens of human casualties caused by destructive forest fires," the Russian diplomatic mission wrote. So far, the California wildfires death toll has reached 79 people, while 1,276 people are reported missing...
  • Brenda Snipes Blames Racism for Widespread Backlash Against Her — Not Her Incompetence

    11/17/2018 9:05:58 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes told reporters Saturday that “racism” was probably the reason she was receiving so much backlash.
  • Jersey Republicans remain split over the 'divisive' Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 8:38:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.08.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The election is over. Let the infighting begin.  For me it began Wednesday morning just after I awoke. I had spent the prior evening covering Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin's loss to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m.After fortifying myself with some strong coffee, I checked my phone. There was a voicemail from the most prominent conservative Republican in the state Senate, Mike Doherty of Warren County.  Doherty was upset at the comments in my election-night column from the most prominent moderate Republican in the Assembly, minority leader Jon Bramnick.Bramnick had pinned the blame...
  • Broward’s Brenda Snipes Searches Her Office for Over 2,000 ‘Missing’ Ballots

    11/17/2018 8:25:18 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2018 | Aaron Klein
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Embattled Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is personally overseeing the search within her headquarters here for purportedly missing ballots to account for the 2,040-vote discrepancy in the number of votes cast in her county during the Midterm Elections. The discrepancy came in the difference of total votes registered from the initial machine count and the results from the machine recount numbers reported earlier today. Election workers in Snipes office told Breitbart News that Snipes and her team are scouring the office building, located inside a strip mall in Lauderhill adjacent to a Dunkin’ Donuts and Winn-Dixie grocery...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so."  In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • The Acosta-Trump dispute: TV or not TV? That is the question

    11/17/2018 8:18:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.15.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A lot of my fellow journalists are upset that CNN's Jim Acosta was banned from White House press conferences. Not me. I would prefer that all press conferences be restricted to the press, by which I mean the print media. I've been a print journalist since before Acosta entered kindergarten. For the first five years or so of my career I never attended a press conference that included TV and radio people. That made for a much more informative interchange between journalists and politicians. The reporters wanted simply to have their questions answered. The answers could then be incorporated into...
  • REPORT: Florida Democrats Have ‘Lawyered Up’ In Possible Election Fraud Investigation

    11/17/2018 7:59:41 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 45 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    With the election Overtime period in the Deep South coming to an end — and Republicans protecting their victories in Georgia and Florida — the details of the vote-finding madness are still coming to light. At least one investigation might already be taking shape. Florida officials have referred swamp state Democrats to federal prosecutors to look into evidence of an incorrect mail-in form. If federal prosecutors accept the challenge, that would put the investigation of the Florida Democrats under the jurisdiction of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker. The Florida Democratic Party, which nominated Andrew Gillum for governor, is now the...
  • The Forest Service pulled a bait-and-switch on a decades-old land deal. Here’s how the owners are...

    11/17/2018 7:57:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | JEFFREY W. MCCOY, ATTORNEY
    FULL TITLE: The Forest Service pulled a bait-and-switch on a decades-old land deal. Here’s how the owners are fighting back. When the government negotiates for a limited-access easement across your property, it cannot turn around later and decide it has an unlimited right to cross your property. Wil Wilkins and Jane Stanton, two Montana landowners, have had to sue the U.S. Forest Service to prevent it from pulling exactly that kind of bait-and-switch. This week, PLF took up their fight as their lead attorneys. At issue is who is allowed to use a Forest Service road across their land. Wil...
  • Bill Nelson’s Ending (FL Rat Loser Alert)

    11/17/2018 7:46:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet and Steve Contorno
    Florida’s senior senator, often described as one of the luckiest politicians alive, won three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate seemingly without breaking a sweat, and for good reason: He faced one weak opponent after another. After 46 years in public office, he finally met his match in Gov. Rick Scott, whose vast personal fortune, trademark aggressiveness and single-minded discipline has proven to be just enough to produce an excruciatingly narrow victory — Scott’s third, close statewide win in eight years.
  • Democrats flip another seat, turning all of Orange County blue

    11/17/2018 7:27:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Axios ^ | November 17, 2018 | Neal Rothschild
    The House race for California's 39th district has been called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Young Kim, who was vying to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress and Republicans' last hope to keep a seat in Orange County. It is the 39th House seat that Democrats flipped this year. The big picture: Democrats dominated congressional races in the state this year, flipping six seats in southern California — four of them in traditionally red Orange County. The seat had been held by Republican Ed Royce for 13 terms.
  • 'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of

    11/17/2018 7:10:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11/17/18 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title.......................'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing, while Tijuana's mayor says the influx of migrants could last SIX MONTHS......................Donald Trump claimed it was 'ironic' that migrants were waving the flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing from to seek asylum in the US. The President claimed the migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US border in search of asylum is a 'BIG CON' which the American taxpayer is paying for. In a series of fiery tweets tonight, Potus claimed:...
  • Police arrest 6 in dueling Portland rallies involving Patriot Prayer

    11/17/2018 7:00:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/17/2018 | Eder Campuzzo
    Dueling ralliea concluded with police trying to separate members of Vancouver, Washington-based Patriot Prayer and counter-demonstrators as the two groups quarreled in the streets Saturday afternoon. Media at the scene reported small scuffles breaking out, and police reported six arrests. The scene unfolded days after Portland City Council voted down Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance to regulate some protests. Police, federal and municipal, kept the groups separate for most of the day.....
  • Bennett: Netanyahu Didn't Object to Naming Me Defense Chief, but Israel Must Hold Early Elections

    11/17/2018 6:45:45 PM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/17/2018 | Haaretz/Chaim Levinson
    Netanyahu says he'll meet with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday in final bid to avoid early elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not object to his appointment as defense minister during their meeting Friday following the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman. Bennett added, however, that Israel should hold early elections because the coalition holds a razor-thin majority of 61 Knesset seats, saying "there is no right-wing government today"...….
  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an £8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • Christian couple who refused to picture gay weddings in their bridal magazine are forced to close

    11/17/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2018 | MARK BROOK
    A bridal magazine has announced it will close just months after it sparked outrage for refusing to feature same-sex weddings. Founders Luke and Carla Burrell, who are Christians, announced they would close White Magazine on Saturday after advertisers withdrew sponsorship. A farewell note published on White Magazine's website on Saturday said the couple had recently experienced 'a flood of judgement' and lost a number of advertisers. The Burrells became target of an intimidation campaign in which their staff were threatened and one individual warned their house would be burned down. 'We have had to recognise the reality that White Magazine...
  • American Civil Liberties Union, RIP

    11/17/2018 5:45:00 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11/17/18 | David Bernstein
    In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals. In the early 1970s, the ACLU's membership rose from around 70,000 to almost 300,000. Many new members were attracted by the organization's opposition to the Vietnam War and its high-profile battles with President Nixon, but such members were not committed to the ACLU's broader civil libertarian agenda. However, the organization's defense of the KKK's right to march in Skokie, Illinois, in the late...