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  • Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

    05/28/2016 1:33:49 PM PDT · by kiryandil
    Yahoo News ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in...
  • Clinton email headache is about to get worse

    05/28/2016 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28th, 2016 | By Julian Hattem
    Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse. A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill. Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year. In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet. “All of that feeds...
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails

    05/28/2016 12:19:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 5.27.16 | Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
  • Indonesia Approves Death Penalty For Child Rapists

    05/28/2016 11:54:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2016
    Indonesia has toughened its punishments for child rapists to include the death penalty and chemical castration. It follows outrage over several recent violent crimes, including the gang-rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. President Joko Widodo said the regulation was "intended to overcome the crisis caused by sexual violence against children". Previously, the maximum sentence for rape, of either an adult or a child, was 14 years in jail. People jailed for sexual offences against children may also now be made to wear electronic monitoring devices after their release.
  • Woo hoo!! Working on the last $11k!! Let's git 'er done!! [FReepathon thread LVIII]

    05/28/2016 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    C'mon YELLOW!! We'll be on the homestretch soon and then the mad dash for the finish. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, and let's wrap this baby up soon. Thank you all very much!! God bless.
  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 11:19:39 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 27, 2016
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans in Venice – an awful sight on this Memorial Day weekend. Stewart Oscars welled up as he looked at the vandalized mural located on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone,” Oscars said. “I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.” The memorial was...
  • Bowling Green, KY info meeting on Syrian refugees turned into heated debate

    05/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PDT · by wwcj · 22 replies
    refugee resettlement watch ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    I’m sure there will be more reports today about what went down in Senator Rand Paul’s hometown last evening when the local resettlement agency honcho held a meeting to explain to the community that he had applied for 40 Syrians to add to Bowling Greens already large Muslim community, but here are two reports.
  • Muslim cleric: “Islam was spread by the sword…Allah’s true religion should be spread by the sword”

    05/28/2016 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "Sheikh Shabr added that when Muslims conquer the country of infidels, they should give the locals the opportunity to convert to Islam or kill them. If the locals are from among the People of the Book, i.e., Jews or Christians, they should have the third option of paying the jizya poll tax." "Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book -- until they pay the jizya with willing...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • Diamond & Silk: New Table Talk: Trump clinches 1237; Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

    05/28/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 4 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 28, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk discuss Donald Trump being the Nominee, Crooked Hillary and her Side Chick Elizabeth Warren, States that suing Obama, Tips for Memorial day and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 69 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • How long can Britain's combat aircraft industry fly high for?

    05/28/2016 8:44:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Alan Tovey
    The silhouette of one of the British Army’s Apache attack helicopters in the skies over Afghanistan is a reassuring sight for coalition forces on the battlefield. Its ungainly shape projects a menacing power that foes are unlikely to stand up to – if they haven’t already fled at the sound of its approaching rotors. But this symbol of British military power won’t be quite so British in the future. It’s almost certain that a forthcoming order for 50 updated Apaches will go to Boeing, the latest in a spate of major defence deals to go to the US. Three weeks...
  • Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Accuses California officials of denying water to farmers

    05/28/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.” Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.” “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said to cheers at a rally that drew thousands.
  • The Navy has a shortage of fighter jets — will it hurt our ability to fight future wars?

    05/28/2016 8:39:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 27, 2016 | Mike Hixenbaugh and Courtney Mabeus
    A Navy captain from Virginia Beach was testifying before Congress on Thursday about the shortage of flyable fighter jets at Oceana Naval Air Station. As he spoke, word came to military officials seated behind him: A pair of F/A-18F Super Hornets from Oceana had “a mid-air mishap” off the coast of North Carolina, forcing four aviators to eject and sending their $57 million aircraft hurtling into the Atlantic Ocean. Capt. Randy Stearns, commodore of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, was briefed on the training accident involving two of his jets during a short recess from the hearing, then returned to the...
  • The top 5 people Donald Trump might pick as his vice president

    05/28/2016 8:36:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    Below are my picks of the five people most likely to wind up sharing a ticket with Trump. These rankings are based on conversations with Republicans, a study of Trump's public comments about the various people in the VP mix and plain old intuition. 5. Joni Ernst The senator from Iowa has a very bright political future ahead of her. Ernst emerged as a surprising star of the 2014 Senate class with a sterling resume (military background, time spent in state legislature, etc.) and a gift for communicating. She's well-liked by many in the party and is seen as a...
  • Why World Leaders are Rattled by Donald Trump [blogger's excellent comment-NWO]

    05/28/2016 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 28, 2016 | 'Carol of Australia'
    Comments posted regarding Obama’s pronouncement that World Leaders are now rattled by Donald Trump. Part I - As POTUS, Mr. Trump will save the US from coming under the future rule of a New World Order (NWO) and One World Government controlled by a powerful international elite group of world leaders. A One World Government would fulfill a decades-long plan devised by Austrian diplomat and Freemason, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) regarded as the founding father of the current European Union (EU) .... His book ‘Practical Idealism" plans for a United Europe, backed by the Vatican, under a centralized unelected government envisioned...
  • Iran and the Taliban Teaming Up to Fight ISIS

    05/28/2016 7:44:47 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-28-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    President Barack Obama has made such a mess in the Middle East, that radical Muslims who were once at each other's throat are now forced to unite in order to fight off ISIS. Only a few years ago, the Taliban and the Iranian regime were mortal enemies. They are both run by radical Muslims, but the difference between them is that the Taliban is Sunni where Iran is Shiite. This made them natural enemies struggling with each other for regional hegemony. Tehran even went so far as to support the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan: the group that was fighting against...
  • Stephen K. Bannon to Obama: Why Don’t You Go to Pearl Harbor and Apologize to the Dead

    05/28/2016 7:39:00 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/27/16 | Dan Riehl
    (Title) Stephen K. Bannon to Obama: Why Don’t You Go to Pearl Harbor and Apologize to the Dead Still Buried There? Breitbart Executive Chairman and SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon opened his Breitbart News Daily radio show on Friday expressing outrage at Barack Obama’s apology tour of Hiroshima. Below is a partial transcript: I had Japanese partners. I was a partner with Nissho Iwa for a while. They financed my merchant bank for a while when I left Goldman Sachs. I have many, many dear friends in Japan. I’ve spent many years in Japan. I have sailed with the Japanese...
  • Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown

    05/28/2016 7:18:58 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-28-16 | NICHOLAS CASEY and PATRICIA TORRES
    The courts? Closed most days. The bureau to start a business? Same thing. The public defender’s office? That’s been converted into a food bank for government employees. Step by step, Venezuela has been shutting down. This country has long been accustomed to painful shortages, even of basic foods. But Venezuela keeps drifting further into uncharted territory. In recent weeks, the government has taken what may be one of the most desperate measures ever by a country to save electricity: A shutdown of many of its offices for all but two half-days each week. But that is only the start of...
  • This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump (Barf + LOL)

    05/28/2016 6:42:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies
    Salon ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seán Patrick Donlan
    Saturday, May 28, 2016 09:00 PM +0900 This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump It's time for honest Republicans to speak out against this dangerous, unprincipled vulgarian. Who has the courage? Seán Patrick Donlan As a Democrat, part of me delights in the opportunities provided by the coming elections. With Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, Democrats might – just might – find themselves not only with the presidency, but in control of the Senate. But the state of our politics is so grave that it’s difficult to derive much joy out...
  • The War on Cars (Saturbray)

    05/28/2016 6:28:16 AM PDT · by bray · 46 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/28/16 | bray
    Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Why are the Democrats running away from Detroit? Aren’t these the results they have been striving for ever since their War on Cars began back in the sixties? For the past fifty years the Marxists have focused all of their energy on making sure Detroit would become a ghost town and now that they have succeeded they act like they are surprised that it looks like an abandoned...
  • Donald Trump Will Attend Rolling Thunder Memorial Weekend Event, Sunday In DC…

    05/28/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 74 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 28 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump is planning a Memorial Day weekend visit with one of his favorite constituencies: bikers. As motorcyclists stream into the nation’s capital for Rolling Thunder, their largest annual gathering, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning an appearance on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” The bike rally, called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run,” begins at noon Eastern time...
  • First stage landing from an Onboard Camera [Spacex]

    05/28/2016 5:45:55 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 26 replies
    Spacex ^ | May 27, 2016 | Spacex
    This is a sped up video taken from a camera attached to the first stage booster on the recent Spacex THAICOM 8. First-stage landing | Onboard camera
  • Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big (Desperate Media Alert)

    05/28/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/27/2016 | Ashley Parker
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A constant stream of changes and scuffles are unsettling Donald J. Trump’s campaign team, including the abrupt dismissal this week of his national political director. A sense of paranoia is growing among his campaign staff members, including some who have told associates they believe that their Trump Tower offices in New York may be bugged, according to three people briefed on the conversations. And there is confusion among his donors, who want to give money to a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Trump, but have received conflicting signals from top aides about which one to support. On Thursday,...
  • “I’m With Her”: Hillary Supporters Hired Bearded Hipster from Syphilis Ads as Their New Pitchman

    05/28/2016 4:37:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 5/27/2016 | Piper McGowin
    The joke practically writes itself here. As part of the #ManEnoughforHillary campaign, Hillary supporters just hired this guy below to do their new supposed-to-be manly “I’m with her” ads. The premise here is that he’s man enough to vote for a woman… so according to the campaign, other men should feel like they aren’t “man enough” unless, like this manly bearded man with manly tattoos, they too vote for Hillary. But this man is also manly enough to appear in giant syphilis ads plastered on public buses all over Portland, Oregon. That’s right. Hillary’s supporters managed to choose the one...
  • "The Coming War In the South China Sea" - Naval War College Prof. James Holmes

    05/28/2016 4:11:53 AM PDT · by originalist_1776 · 19 replies
    "The Coming War In the South China Sea" - Naval War College Prof. James Holmes As China continues to posture in the South China Sea, tensions rise between China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and other regional powers such as Japan and India. At the defense blog War is Boring, US Naval War College Professor James Holmes discusses recent developments in the South China Sea and the risk of regional conflict. What do you think about his predictions relative to the buildup in the S. China Sea and alliances with Japan/Vietnam/Philippines, etc? Read/listen to the whole podcast here
  • Bernie Sanders volunteer allegedly goes full Bernie-bro in anti-Semitic phone call to Jewish voter

    05/28/2016 4:11:51 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov reports that one of her friends was on the receiving end of a nasty anti-Semitic attack from a Bernie Sanders volunteer after the friend calmly told the caller that she would never support the Vermont socialist for president. “Oh, you’re ISRAEL people,” the Bernie bro allegedly said. “I HATE all of you so much. I hate ALL of you. GOODBYE.”
  • The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998

    05/28/2016 3:16:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998 By Anna Fifield May 27 at 6:00 AM  NEW YORK — Wandering through Times Square, past the Naked Cowboy and the Elmos and the ticket touts, she could be any immigrant trying to live the American Dream. A 60-year-old Korean woman with a soft perm and conservative clothes, she’s taking a weekend off from pressing shirts and hemming pants at the dry-cleaning business she runs with her husband. But she’s not just any immigrant. She’s an aunt to Kim Jong Un, the young...
  • Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

    05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Monica Langley
    Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich called him “pathetic.” Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American history—a former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his party’s standard-bearer. Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds...
  • Next EU Prez: ‘Islam Has No Place’… ‘Migrants Change The Character Of Our Country’ [Slovakia]

    05/28/2016 2:48:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Chris Tomlinson
    Just over a month before Slovakia will take the rotating presidency of the European Union, Prime Minister Robert Fico claims that Islam has no place in his country. “”Islam has no place in Slovakia,” Fico told media on Wednesday night saying that the problem of the migrant crisis was not, “that migrants come, but that migrants change the character of our country,” and continued, “we do not want the character of this country to change. Let’s be honest and say that will not happen in Slovakia,” Der Standard reports. The Slovakian Prime Minister has made similar comments in the past...
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Fail to Reach Hajj Deal

    05/28/2016 1:24:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 28 May 2016
    An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two days of extensive talks. “The Iranian Organization of Hajj and Visit will be held responsible before God and the people of Iran for the inability of its pilgrims to perform Hajj this year,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The ministry said it offered...
  • Photos–WAR: Donald Trump Protests in Fresno, San Diego Get Violent

    05/27/2016 10:54:20 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016
    Scenes of mayhem outside Donald Trump’s two California rallies held Friday, May 27th, 2016. Trump spoke in Fresno and then San Diego, while demonstrators marched with Mexican flags, set fire to Trump apparel, and jumped on a police car. Both verbal and physical fights broke out between Trump’s protesters and supporters, leading to several arrests. **WARNING — GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND IMAGES
  • Muslims Strip, Beat, and Parade Elderly Christian Woman

    05/27/2016 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Frontpage mag ^ | May 27, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A 70-year-old Christian woman was stripped naked, savagely beat, and paraded in the streets of Egypt to jeers, whistles, and yells of “Allahu Akbar,” after a mob of some 300 armed Muslim men descended on her house.* Her crime? Her son is falsely accused of having a romantic relationship with a Muslim woman, which is banned by Islamic law, or Sharia—the same body of teachings that prescribes the collective punishment of non-Muslim “infidels.” Seven other Christian homes were also torched by the rampaging mob. The attacks occurred in Minya, Upper Egypt, on May 20, a Friday: the one day of...
  • Eagles of Death Metal' Vocalist Jesse Hughes Says Fear of Offending Muslims 'Making Us Vulnerable'

    05/27/2016 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 28 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 17, 2016|12:18 pm | LEONARDO BLAIR , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
    Jesse Hughes – lead vocalist of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal, which was performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris when terrorists attacked and killed 89 fans and 130 people overall last November – believes the fear of offending Muslims is making the West vulnerable. And the fear of offending Muslims, he says in an interview with Taki's Magazine, is a by-product of the culture of liberalism and political correctness being propagated by Western countries. Asked during the interview if he thought political correctness was "killing our natural instincts and making us vulnerable" in light of the terrorist...
  • Russia successfully tests anti-satellite missile

    05/27/2016 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider warned...'The loss of GPS guidance due to [anti-satellite] attack would take out a substantial part of our precision weapons delivery capability and essentially all of our standoff capability.
  • Seattle's Vanishing Black Community

    05/27/2016 9:17:44 PM PDT · by steve86 · 62 replies
    Pacific Northwest Magazine / Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Tyrone Beason
    PASTOR PATRINELL WRIGHT was just a 20-year-old country girl from Carthage, Texas, who didn’t know what she was getting into when she migrated to Seattle in 1964. She grew up one of seven children in the Walnut Grove community, to be exact, a nearby farming enclave designated for blacks. That’s how it was in Southern towns back then. If you were black, you knew where you belonged, and it sure wasn’t around white people, unless you happened to be working for them. Seattle had its own form of segregation, with blacks clustered mainly in the city’s Central District because of...
  • Any guesses on what would be a reasonable % for Voter Turnout in 2016? And why?

    2000 50.3% 2004 55.7% 2008 57.1% 2012 54.9%
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 23 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • DHS admits it’s still violating judge’s order on immigration amnesty

    05/27/2016 7:54:48 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/26/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security has discovered more three-year amnesty applications it approved in defiance of a federal judge’s firm injunction, lawyers told the court late Wednesday — less than a week after the judge delivered a vicious spanking to the administration for repeatedly bungling the case. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said as they were preparing for their latest update to the court, they discovered three more three-year amnesties they had sent out, after Judge Andrew Hanen had ordered them not to. Mr. Rodriguez blamed “human error” and said the permits, known specifically as employment authorization documents or...
  • First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case - She Didn't Use A Password

    05/27/2016 7:50:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case Reveals She Did Not Use A Password **SNIP** He was asked about the inconvenience of the State Department’s passwords system, and he said that he eliminated her need for any passwords: A: She wouldn’t have had a password. Q: So the computer would have just been open and be able to use without going through any security features? A: Correct.
  • Marxist Safe Schools revolutionary quits under fire

    05/27/2016 7:49:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th May 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    When will the Socialist Left government of Victoria realise that the Safe Schools program to coach children into being more ”gender fluid” is part of the Marxist Ward’s work, too?: Safe Schools Coalition co-ordin­ator Roz Ward was forced yesterday to quit her advisory role with the Victorian government and faces a university ­investigation over a Facebook post where she ­labelled the Australian flag “racist” and called for it to be replaced with a socialist red ­ensign. .....Ms Ward posted a photo of the rainbow flag on top of Parliament House on Facebook with the comment: “Now we just need to...
  • Coaching Year 12 into believing Hitler was a conservative

    05/27/2016 7:44:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th May 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority recommends teachers take Year 12 students to a play by a communist apologist mocking Hitler that has now been reworked into an attack on “the current waves of conservative politics spreading across the western world”: The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Theatre Company Phillip Rouse and Co, presented by Theatre Works… The Resistable [sic] Rise of Arturo Ui is Brecht’s satirical allegory about the rise of Hitler in the lead up to WWII. Written while in exile from Nazi persecution, this play contains all the hallmark aspects of Brecht’s epic theatre....
  • Robots and Unintended Consequences

    05/27/2016 7:34:53 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 30 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | May 27, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    A predictable consequence of the move to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour will be the hastened transition from human to a more robotic work-force. A photo that went viral this week showed a robot "manning" the take-out window at McDonald's. You can expect to see more of this. Employers will, of course, be pilloried by the usual cast of economically-challenged Marxists in the political and chattering classes as heartless, sexist, homophobic racists, etc., who put profits before people. But the non-economically challenged among us realize that the increased use of robots is a completely rational response of...
  • Could Russia's Cold War Super-Jet Last 100 Years?

    05/27/2016 7:33:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Farley
    Military aircraft can have notoriously short lifespans, especially during periods of technological ferment. The most elite aircraft of World War I could become obsolete in a matter of months. Things weren’t much different in World War II. And at the dawn of the jet age, entire fleets of aircraft became passé as technologies matured. The advanced fighters that fought in the skies over Korea became junk just a few years later. But a few designs stand the test of the time. The B-52 Stratofortress first flew in 1952, yet remains in service today. New C-130s continue to roll off the...
  • State chief justice sues over constitutional violations

    05/27/2016 7:26:11 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Judicial officials in Alabama have launched what has been described as a “political” persecution of the elected chief justice of their Supreme Court. Then they created charges against him based on his administrative orders in managing the state’s court system. Finally, they hired the former legal director of the organization that filed the original complaint to prosecute Chief Justice Roy Moore. And he’s had enough. He filed a lawsuit on Friday in federal court explaining that the state process for handling, hearing, responding to and adjudicating complaints against him violates his constitutional rights.
  • Small plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot hurt, rescued

    05/27/2016 7:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK – A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, but the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was rescued, authorities said. The pilot ditched the plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, on a part of the river near where a US Airways commercial jet carrying 155 people splash-landed in 2009 in what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson. The P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was the only person aboard, and he was being taken to a hospital, New Jersey state police Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn...
  • Oregon woman touches another woman’s private parts aboard flight from Las Vegas

    05/27/2016 6:47:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    An Oregon woman touched another woman’s breasts and genitals without her consent on a flight to Portland Sunday night, police said. Heidi McKinney, 26, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges when Alaska Airlines Flight 621 from Las Vegas landed at Portland International Airport, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Port of Portland police said McKinney fondled the woman as the aircraft traveled over Oregon. The other passenger told investigators McKinney touched her without her approval. N.J. WOMAN TESTIFIES AGAINST AIRPLANE PERV WHO GROPED HER Multnomah County Sheriff’s detention officers released her on bail Monday in...