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  • China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

    08/27/2016 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Enchante · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Li Jing
    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is likely to be made on September 2, according to sources familiar with the issue.... ...“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by...
  • In Defense of Trump

    08/26/2016 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Almost everything I read about Donald Trump these days is negative. Writers on the right have been almost as critical as writers on the left. Is there nothing that can be said about Trump that is positive? I think there is. Since his nomination by the Republican Party, Donald Trump has made a number of serious policy speeches. In each case he is saying things that no other Republican presidential candidate has said. What he is saying is worth listening to. On foreign policy, he has basically noted that our entire approach, from NATO to military bases, is based on...
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • US Blood Supply Should be Screened for Zika, FDA Says

    08/26/2016 9:51:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri August 26, 201 | Susan Scutti
    The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico. The new recommendation applies "across the board to anyone collecting blood," explained Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. This includes very large blood collection establishments, such as the American Red Cross, and some very small establishments, such as academic centers, he said. The Red Cross said it will phase in universal testing. Currently, it is conducting Zika tests in five...
  • Hillary Clinton's October Surprise! Death by email

    08/26/2016 9:04:18 PM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies
    DickMorrisReports ^ | 8/25/2016 | Dick Morris
    Hillary Clinton's political habit is to kick the can down the road, rather than to deal with crises immediately. This has resulted in a possible October Surprise as the FBI has now found 15,000 more emails after Hillary swore she turned them all in. Now she faces a continual crisis through October and likely through election day. Dick Morris was the senior political adviser to both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. He comments on this and more in today's political videtorial.
  • ‘Black Men for Bernie’ Founder to End Democrat ‘Political Slavery’ of Minority Voters (Truncated)

    Black Men for Bernie founder Bruce Carter’s mission to restore black communities didn’t end when Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. He opposed Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment then because he knew that they didn’t represent the minority communities he engaged in politics to fight for.
  • Obama Administration's Pro-Islamist Foreign Policy

    08/26/2016 7:56:03 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies
    FSM ^ | 8/26/16 | Slater Bakhtavar
    As we near the end of President Barack Obama's administration, it becomes fitting to review his global policies during his time in office and determine whether he was an effective leader who left the US and the world in a better place than it found itself when first he took office. Unfortunately, any such review cannot help but reveal that his foreign policy has been a series of unmitigated disasters, especially as it relates to the highly volatile Middle East.
  • Clintonites Prepare for War on Syria

    08/26/2016 7:47:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct US military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, the NY Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.” In early August Dennis Ross and Andrew Tabler opined in the NY Times about “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad”....
  • Neocon Paul Wolfowitz slams Trump, may back Clinton

    08/26/2016 7:29:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    http://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016
    Berlin, Germany — Leading neo-conservative Paul Wolfowitz said he would not back Donald Trump for US president and might vote for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton instead, in an interview published Friday.
  • U.S. considering speed-limit device rule for trucks, buses

    08/26/2016 12:56:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public.
  • The Fate Of Empires By Sir John Glubb. A MUST READ!

    08/26/2016 7:19:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    www.nairaland.com ^ | On Oct 27, 2013 | by MagicBishop
    A link to the essay by Sir John Glubb published in 1976 Comments from the poster (good summary of Glubb's essay by MagicBishop):The book basically is a comparative analysis of the rise and eventual decline of historical Empires, their average lifespan and the various epochs representing and coincidental to every stage of the Empire's existence from rise to fall. John Glubb was able to draw striking similarities of past World Powers such as the average lifespan (approximately 250 years or Ten generations; given that every generation last for 25 years).Glubb was also able to identify several epochs leading to the...
  • Doctor: I wrote Trump's bill of health in 5 minutes

    08/26/2016 7:16:24 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/26/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN). The doctor who has produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign reportedly said he spent only five minutes writing it. Harold Bornstein, Trump's doctor who wrote a four-paragraph note last December declaring the GOP nominee to be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," said Friday that he spent very little time on the note. "I try to get four or five lines down as fast as possible so that they would be happy," he told NBC News, explaining that he penned the note as he waited for a limo to...
  • Donald Trump FULL INTERVIEW On The Record With Kimberly Guilfoyle AUGUST 26th 2016 HD

    08/26/2016 7:15:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2016 | Kim Guilfoyle
    Trump: Clinton supports programs that don't help blacks Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:16 - 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump sounds off on war of words over racism and bigotry allegations with Hillary Clinton, the latest in the Clinton email scandal and confusion over his immigration program
  • Jeb Bush blasts 'abhorrent' Trump shifts on immigration (CNN Useful Idiot Alert)

    08/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2016 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee appeared open to major shifts on his immigration platform -- several of which echoed the former Florida governor's during the GOP primary fight. "All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into," Bush said in a radio interview with Rita Cosby of WABC. "It's kind of disturbing." When the two men were competing in the Republican presidential primary, Trump advocated for deporting millions of undocumented immigrants and blasted politicians like Bush who wanted to allow some to stay and seek legal status as long...
  • Breitbart - Louisiana Paper Blasts Clinton for Snubbing Flood Victims: Because a Red State?

    The editorial board of Louisiana news outlet The Advocate is blasting Hillary Clinton for her refusal to come visit their state as it “rebound[s] from what’s been described as the worst American natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.”
  • Hillary Clinton Denounces the ‘Alt-Right,’ and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled

    08/26/2016 6:36:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    As Hillary Clinton assailed Donald J. Trump on Thursday for fanning the flames of racism embraced by the “alt-right,” the community of activists that tends to lurk anonymously in the internet’s dark corners could hardly contain its glee. Mrs. Clinton’s speech was intended to link Mr. Trump to a fringe ideology of conspiracies and hate, but for the leaders of the alt-right, the attention from the Democratic presidential nominee was a moment in the political spotlight that offered a new level of credibility. It also provided a valuable opportunity for fund-raising and recruiting.
  • Massive Game Changer: Donald Trump Got The Biggest Endorsement Yet! [Abbott]

    08/26/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | August 27, 2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Texas is very important, not just as electoral votes, but also as the shockwave their support has on all the nation, so if the governor of Texas endorse you then that is a big thing! And exactly that happened today! This is huge message to all republicans to unite behind Trump and beat the crap out of Hillary. The latest Donald Trump supporter comes straight out of Texas and is none else but Governor Greg Abbott. Although he seemed to be supportive of Trump before, he is now encouraging the nation to act on pushing Trump faster, stronger and bigger...
  • Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community

    08/26/2016 6:34:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 26, 2016 5:11 pm | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    "Sister Paula was an angel," says Joe Morgan Jr., of Lexington, Miss., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, standing at a businesses adjacent to the Lexington Medical Clinic where he was a patient of Sister Paula Merrill, one of two nurse practitioners who were found slain Thursday in their Durant, Miss., home, a few miles away. Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, were known for their kindness and community involvement in the mostly rural Mississippi Delta towns. LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is...
  • Trump campaign manager responds to Clinton's tweet (Kellyanne responds to Klan accusation)

    08/26/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/26/2016 | Varn and Co.
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway on poll numbers, the campaign trail and Hillary Clinton's tweet about race.
  • Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17) [began AUGUST 24, five hundred years ago]

    08/26/2016 6:24:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | July 19, 2016 | Wikipedia
    Operations in the Levant (1516) The Ottomans first captured the city of Diyarbekir in southeastern Anatolia.[2] The Battle of Marj Dabiq (24 August 1516) was decisive, in which the Mamluk ruler Kansuh al-Ghuri was killed.[2] The Ottomans apparently outnumbered the Mamluks by a factor of 3 to 1.[6] Syria fell under the rule of the Ottomans with this single battle.[6] The Battle of Yaunis Khan occurred near Gaza (1516) and was again a defeat for the Mamluks.
  • Media beginning to turn on Clinton?

    08/26/2016 6:16:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/25/2016 | Fox Business
    Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, (R-Mich.), on Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and calls for Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
  • Maine Governor Leaves Lawmaker Expletive-Filled Voicemail, Wants Armed Duel

    08/26/2016 6:14:41 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    <p>Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-filled voicemail for a state lawmaker who called his recent comments about drug dealers racist, the Portland Press Herald reports.</p> <p>LePage called the lawmaker a “socialist cocksucker” and later said he would like to have an armed duel.</p>
  • US: CLINTON CALENDARS WON'T BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER ELECTION

    08/26/2016 6:09:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August26, 2016 7:32 PM | BY TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day. The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said in a phone conference with the AP's lawyers that the department now expects to release the last of the detailed schedules around Dec. 30, weeks before the next president is inaugurated. The AP's lawyers late Friday formally...
  • Rep Gowdy Hillary Clinton is a 'habitual, serial liar' Fox News

    08/26/2016 6:01:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2016 | Fox news
    ``Rep Gowdy Hillary Clinton is a 'habitual, serial liar' Fox News Video Subscribe share thanks for watching
  • Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

    08/26/2016 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    WARSAW, Poland – Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer. Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, among the richest Poles, "declared the intention to buy my silver medal," which he put up for auction to help pay for treatment of the boy, Olek, who is suffering from retinoblastoma.
  • Good Lord! Cop says Red Cross told him not to pray with flood victims

    08/26/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A law enforcement officer said he was asked to leave a Red Cross shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana after he prayed with several flood victims. Clay Higgins, a reserve city marshal and a local legend, dropped by after work to minister to evacuees at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Aug. 19. "I was not proselytizing," he told me. "I was just there to thank volunteers and offer prayers and encouragement." Higgins, who is also running for Congress, was dressed in uniform and was holding a Bible. At some point during the visit a volunteer approached Higgins and mentioned there was...
  • Third poll of Florida in three days shows a close race again

    08/26/2016 5:22:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Allahpundit
    The last two polls, from FAU and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, had Trump ahead narrowly. This new one from Mason-Dixon has Hillary ahead by two, but I think the actual margin is less important right now than the fact that it does appear to be tight in Florida. Remember, last week Monmouth had Hillary ahead by nine and a few days ago Saint Leo’s had her up by 14(!!). There were inklings that she was pulling away in a state that’s must-win for Trump. Now, suddenly, it looks like she isn’t. Many of the numbers here will look familiar:...
  • Upset brewing in Nevada — in both Senate and presidential races?

    08/26/2016 5:10:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I noted that Nevada polling for Donald Trump painted a brighter picture for Republicans than national numbers suggested. The missteps that drove Trump’s numbers down nationwide didn’t seem to have impacted his standing in Nevada at all, and it appeared Hillary Clinton could lose a state Barack Obama won easily twice. Yesterday, Jon Ralston offered an in-depth look into the state of the race for Politico, as well as the fight to fill Harry Reid’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in the Senate. Ralston offered Republicans more good news than they’ve heard in a while, although it may not last: In...
  • Clinton Crash: Trump Closes Gap in Reuters Poll

    08/26/2016 4:53:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made up significant ground against Hillary Clinton in the past few days in the Reuters/Ipsos poll, where he trailed by 12 points on Tuesday, 45%-33%, but is now behind only 5 points, 41%-36%. When four candidates are included in the poll — taking in Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson — Clinton’s lead narrows to just 3 points, 39%-36% — a statistical dead heat, given the poll’s margin of error of 3 points. The poll was taken Aug. 22-25, over a period where Clinton accused Trump of aligning with the Ku...
  • Pastor Who Said Pulse Nightclub Victims Got ‘What They Deserve’ Now Arrested for Child Molestation

    08/26/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 51 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 08-26-2016 | Alberto Luperon
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that they arrested controversial pastor Ken Adkins, 56, for child molestation. Stationed out of Brunswick, Georgia, he recently became infamous for his statement about the Pulse nightclub shooting.
  • Donald Trump postpones next week's Valley visit. ..Or is he? (just changing venue)

    08/26/2016 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    KPHO.COM ^ | 26 AUGUST 2016 | KPHO.COM
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - Donald Trump's planned event in Phoenix next Wednesday has been postponed. Officials with Trump's campaign say the GOP candidate will not be appearing in Phoenix, after all. But they say Trump is looking forward to visiting Arizona soon. Trump's appearance had been scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix. The speech was expected to focus on immigration reform policy.
  • Stefan Molyneux - Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump and the Alt-Right!

    08/26/2016 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 16 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQtCiW5hTes ^ | 8/26/2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQtCiW5hTes
  • Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails

    08/26/2016 3:17:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 26th, 2016 | By Sarah Westwood
    A technology company that provided the program Hillary Clinton's team used to scrub her private server of emails bragged on its website Thursday that it had prevented the FBI from accessing deleted records. BleachBit, the publicly-available application that was used to deleted some of Clinton's emails ahead of an FBI investigation, said it had not yet been served a subpoena over its involvement in the destruction of potentially classified records. A headline on the company's website read: "BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton." Rep. Trey Gowdy brought the involvement of the program to light Thursday when he told Fox News...
  • Analyst: Clinton Foundation "Self-Inflicted Wound" for Hillary, "Just Bleeds and Bleeds"

    08/26/2016 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26,2016 | Breitbart News
    I recently sliced the tip of my toe on an ocean barnacle. This happened at 6pm on a Friday of a long-awaited beach weekend, so I avoided the emergency room for stitches. Overdosing on rosé was no cure. My minor wound kept bleeding. I finally went to the doctor when I got home where I got crutches, antibiotics for the infection, and an avoidable weeklong recovery for a tiny cut, for no reason other than my bullheadedness.
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for state lawmaker

    08/26/2016 2:41:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Washington (CNN)Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news. LePage left the message for Democratic State Rep. Drew Gattine on Thursday, according to the Portland Press Herald, which also was the first to obtain audio of the voicemail. The uncensored audio message, also shared with CNN, contains several explicit phrases. The bombastic Republican governor is known for his loose style, which sometimes draws criticism. He is a strong supporter of Donald Trump, and...
  • HuffPo: The American People Already Elected Trump, Because Hillary Sucks at Being on Reality TV

    08/26/2016 2:27:17 PM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/26/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    The American people voted for him a long time ago." They voted for him when reality TV swept the nation. "They voted for him when The History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to 'Pawn Stars' and 'Swamp People.' They voted for him when The Discovery Channel went from showing 'Lost Treasures of the Yangtze Valley' to 'Naked and Afraid.' They voted for him when The Learning Channel moved from something you could learn from to 'My 600-lb Life.' They voted for him when CBS went from airing 'Harvest of Shame' to airing 'Big Brother,'" and...
  • TRUMP TAKES LEAD Over Hillary Clinton in Latest LA Times/Daybreak National Poll (+1)

    08/26/2016 2:16:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit LA Times ^ | Aug 26th, 2016 8:28 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by a point in the latest LA Times – Daybreak poll. The Daybreak poll uses: ** A huge sample (2000+) ** It is conducted everyday ** And the data matches the sample to the voting populace according to census This is good news for Trump. Hillary Clinton needs to hold a significant lead of 5-7 points at this time if she expects to win in November. The recent reports on her continued lawlessness does not help.
  • NPR: Clinton Rape Claims Are Nasty 'Old News,' But Catholic Priest Abuse Charges Never Age

    08/26/2016 2:10:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Centre ^ | August 25, 2016 | 9:05 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    NPR: Clinton Rape Claims Are Nasty 'Old News,' But Catholic Priest Abuse Charges Never Age “It's important to say right up front that this isn't a story about pedophile priests,” began the NPR reporter on Wednesday night....in a story with the online headline “Catholic Church Groups Fight Bills To Revive Old Sex Abuse Cases.” Legislators have tried to pass retroactive windows to allow a so-called “grace period” for old sexual-assault allegations. Brian Mann reported New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Democrat, “wanted to open a one-year window -- a kind of grace period -- so that [alleged] victims who've...
  • Huma Abedin Campaigns For Clinton In Muslim Community

    08/26/2016 2:02:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 8/26/16 | Team DML
    DEARBORN — Huma Abedin, vice chair for the Hillary for America campaign, met with Arab and Muslim American leaders on Aug. 11, to discuss issues that matter to the community. Community representatives included heads of organizations, small business owners, doctors, lawyers and other professions. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and the retired dean of Congress, John Dingell, were also present at the discussion at Habib’s Cuisine. Abedin was joined by Farooq Mitha, national director of Muslim Outreach for Hillary for America. Abedin praised the Muslim and Arab American communities for their political engagement. She highlighted the contrasts between Clinton and...
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • Trump Calls Clintons The 'Real Predators' and Dredges Up 'Super Predator' Crime Bill Comments

    08/26/2016 1:59:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:06 EST, 26 August 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Republican Donald Trump kept up his race-fueled attack on Democrat Hillary Clinton Friday, calling his rival and her husband 'predators' and hitting her for 'racist undertones' of her failed 2008 campaign. It was just his latest effort to get under Clinton's skin with increasingly incendiary comments, which culminated this week when he directly called his rival a 'bigot' who doesn't care about African American communities. 'The Clinton's are the real predators' Trump wrote on Twitter in just one of a barrage of attacks. The Tweet linked to a campaign video that dredged up Clinton's comments in support of the 1994...
  • Julian Assange Fox & Friends FULL Interview (corruption goes all the way to the top)

    08/26/2016 1:58:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2016 | Fox and Friends
    Julian Assange Fox & Friends FULL Interview. julian assange speaks to fox & friends about the dnc leaks potential leaks about donald trump and hillary clinton. julian assange speaks about hillary clinton's "bad experience" causing the collapse in libya and more. is there an october surprise?
  • Math Shows Trump Can Still Win: All He Needs is a few Undecided Voters In Battleground States

    08/26/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Published: Aug 26, 2016 7:39 a.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump now needs a swing of only 3 to 4 percentage points in key battleground states to win this election. The rule is simple: Throw lots of mud and see what sticks. It works. For instance, Trump just called for a “special prosecutor” to investigate the Clinton Foundation: It made for a good headline . The key issue here is how Trump is polling in context. He has just gone through almost a month of terrible campaign news. Yet he remains within a 4-point swing of winning in battleground states. That should be terrifying for Team Clinton. No wonder...
  • Military spectacle draws thousands to Perth

    08/26/2016 1:43:01 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 18 replies
    The Courier.co.uk ^ | 21 August 2016 | Jamie Buchan
    Perth kept the City of Culture launch party going with its own military tattoo. Around 400 performers from across the globe took part in a scaled-down version of the Edinburgh Castle spectacular. Thousands lined the streets to watch a procession of colourful troupes including the world renowned King’s Guard of Norway. An arena was set up on the North Inch for an hour-long show. The event was organised by Perth and Kinross Council to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Treaty of Perth. The historic document ended a bitter feud between Scotland and Norway. As well as performers from Scotland...
  • Biohacker Implants ‘Smart Gun’ Key That Can Never be Dropped

    08/26/2016 1:40:02 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 46 replies
    GunsAmerica News ^ | Max Slowik | Max Slowik
    A Washington-based “biohacker” has created the first implant-activated “smart gun.” A biohacker is a person who experiments with body implants including magnets and in this case, RFID keys. Smart guns use these keys to ensure that only authorized users can shoot them. The biohacker, Amal Graafstra, has successfully implanted an RFID tag in his hand that serves as a radio-activated safety when it’s in range of his smart gun. It’s a proof-of-concept system to illustrate that it is indeed possible. Graafstra founded and runs his business, Dangerous Things, from home. Current RFID-based smart gun technology uses wearable tags, such as...
  • New National Poll Tells Different Story Than Media Narrative(Moreover, Trump Leads in 3 Nat. Polls)

    08/26/2016 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 26, 2016, 8:07 am | Jack Davis
    "... this guy is a completely different ..." A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll, which tracks Americans’ support for the presidential candidates on a daily basis, showed Trump leading Clinton 44.3 percent to 43.6 percent as of Friday. The poll, which unlike other polls tracks the same population over time, represents a significant comeback for Trump, who as of Aug. 14 was trailing Clinton 46.3 percent to 41.6 percent. Although the Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Trump trailing Clinton by about 6...
  • Mugabe orders arrest, detention of Zimbabwean Olympic team

    08/26/2016 1:31:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    PM News Nigeria ^ | 8-24-16 | PMNews
    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23. Zimbabwe which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal presented a team of 31 athletes. The closest any of the athletes came to win a contest was at the 8th position. Mr. Mugabe who is incensed with the team’s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them. “We have wasted the country’s money on these...
  • RC Poll: Clinton opens wide lead...

    08/26/2016 1:26:55 PM PDT · by SueRae · 40 replies
    Just sifting through this poll. Really??? These things are a joke.. http://www.roanoke.edu/about/news/rc_poll_aug_2016_politics http://www.roanoke.edu/Documents/rcpoll/RCPoll.Aug2016Topline.pdf Scroll to page 9 in the .pdf.. The last question cracks me up. More people would rather sit next to the Grinch than Hillary Clinton... HAHAHA.. 74. And our final political question, which we hope will add some humor to what many people think is an unpleasant campaign. Who would you rather sit beside on an airplane—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas…before his heart grew three sizes? Trump 37% Clinton 26% Grinch 31% Refused 6% Of course, Trump beat him out, too.. So...
  • Lindsay Lohan Demands Meeting With Putin, 860k To Appear On Russian Talk Show

    08/26/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Lindsay Lohan has demanded a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and nearly a million dollars to appear on the popular Russian talk show Let Them Talk. The 'Mean Girls' actress’ lawyers sent a contract to the talk show’s network demanding a one-time fee of $860,000, “full and effective security” and a “fully paid suite at the Ritz Carlton” hotel, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In response to Lohan’s demands, Let Them Talk host Andrei Malakhov said he hopes Lohan reconsiders and comes up with more reasonable ones. Video: Maine governor leaves lawmaker obscenity-laced voicemail “I...
  • Our Views: If she wants to be president, Hillary Clinton should act like one, come to Louisiana

    08/26/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 8/25/2016 | Advocate editorial
    If Hillary Clinton becomes president next year —a distinct possibility given recent polls — then she will inherit the job of overseeing the federal role in Louisiana’s recovery from historic flooding. That’s reason enough for Clinton to visit the state and see the damage for herself, and she’s made a bad decision in avoiding Louisiana since the waters receded.