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  • Green Book writer called out for falsely claiming New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11

    01/15/2019 10:33:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    EW ^ | January 9, 2019
    Nick Vallelonga, one of the writers and producers of the Golden Globe-winning dramedy Green Book, has deleted his Twitter account after coming under intense criticism for a 2015 tweet in which he repeated Donald Trump’s thoroughly debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Vallelonga’s tweet called Trump’s falsehood “100% correct” and claimed, “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.” Such claims have been definitively debunked by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Republican uncovered secret FBI debate over Trump motivation for Comey firing

    01/13/2019 1:42:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A House Republican's line of questioning uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey, Fox News has learned. Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times. Ratcliffe called the Baker transcript leak "selective," adding that the full transcript of the Oct. 18 interview, which is undergoing a classification review by the FBI and the Justice Department, reveals...
  • 2017: When Iran Air Flight 655 Was Shot Down By A US Navy Guided Missile Cruiser

    01/09/2019 10:00:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    War History Online ^ | 16NOV17 | Shahan Russell
    In 1988, a US warship shot down an Iranian commercial plane, killing all onboard. The American captain and his crew were hailed as heroes, Scotland suffered, Libyans were punished, and we are still living with the effects today. It began when Iraq invaded Iran on September 22, 1980. America sided with Iraq, and by the time it ended on August 20, 1988, about a million people were dead. What ended the war, however, was an event that took place in the Strait of Hormuz. As the world gets 20% of its oil through this maritime route, the Iraq-Iran War extended...
  • Nov 2018: Maryland officers serving 'red flag' gun seizure fatally shoot armed man

    01/06/2019 9:21:25 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 39 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | Nov 5 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two police officers ordered to remove firearms from a house on a “red flag” protective order fatally shot an armed man Monday morning in Ferndale, Maryland, police said.
  • ‘Super Dave,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiam’ actor Bob Einstein dies

    01/05/2019 9:15:45 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    https://www.cleveland.com ^ | Updated Jan 2 | Joey Morona, cleveland.com
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Bob Einstein, the comedian who played bumbling daredevil Super Dave Osborne in the 1980s, has died. Deadline reported Einstein, 76, was recently diagnosed with cancer. His career began behind the camera, writing for The Smothers Brothers and Sonny & Cher. Einstein’s acting career took off in the early ’80s with Super Dave appearing on the Canadian sketch comedy series “Bizarre.” The klutzy Evel Knievel-like character was spun off on to his own show, “Super Dave,” which ran on Showtime from 1987-1991. A Super Dave movie was released in 2000. In recent years, Einstein became known for playing...
  • (Flashback)Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. Some of His Views May Cause Him Trouble.

    01/04/2019 9:40:52 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Alexander Burns and Sydney Ember
    There is considerable skepticism among Democratic leaders, and even some of Mr. Bloomberg’s close allies, that he will actually pursue the presidency, because he has entertained the idea fruitlessly several times before, and shown little appetite for the rough-and-tumble tactics of traditional partisan politics. A campaign would require him to yield his imperial stature as a donor and philanthropist, and enter a tumultuous political and cultural climate that could make him a highly incongruous candidate for the Democratic nomination. Though he has received a hero’s welcome from Democrats for his role in the midterms, Mr. Bloomberg is plainly an uncomfortable...
  • Shootout, standoff end after SWAT negotiator sings 'White Christmas'

    01/03/2019 9:17:19 PM PST · by rintintin · 7 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | JANUARY 2, 2019 | STEVEN HENSHAW
    EAST VINCENT TWP., PA. — A Chester County man fired on police officers during a 10-hour standoff at his home Christmas night, then surrendered after a SWAT negotiator sang him a Christmas carol, authorities said Thursday.
  • U.S. 'could change military posture' if China sets up second ADIZ (Air Defense Zone)

    12/31/2018 7:35:28 PM PST · by cba123 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON - The United States has asked China not to set up another air defense identification zone in Asia, warning the move could lead the U.S. military to change its posture in the region, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. “We oppose China’s establishment of an ADIZ in other areas, including the South China Sea” where China is involved in territorial rows with Southeast Asian countries, Evan Medeiros, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, said in an interview. "We have been very clear with the Chinese that we would see that (setting of another ADIZ) as...
  • Les Moonves Had Employee On Call For Oral Sex

    12/31/2018 8:28:10 AM PST · by subterfuge · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | TMZ
    Didn't see this posted. Hope the link works.
  • Selling your Soul to Satan for Fame and Fortune has Consequences

    12/25/2018 11:14:11 PM PST · by vannrox · 92 replies
    Exposing Satanism ^ | 21SEP17 | Jon Watkins
    Lady Gaga says: “Fibromyalgia Is Punishment for Joining the Illuminati” Excerpted from Your News Wire – Lady Gaga believes her illness is a physical manifestation of the dark forces that seized control of her body and soul after she joined the Illuminati early in her career, according to production staff from Gaga’s new documentary. The Netflix produced Gaga: Five Foot Two is a warts-and-all documentary portrait of the troubled star – or at least it appears to, with fly-on-the-wall footage of rehearsals, studio sessions, public appearances, private late-night conversations, medical appointments, and multiple tearful breakdowns. Describing scenes from the documentary...
  • Meghan Markle wants Prince Harry to skip the royals' Christmas shoot because she hates blood sport

    12/20/2018 7:56:27 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jake Kanter
    Meghan Markle has asked Prince Harry to skip the traditional royal Christmas shoot because she hates hunting, according to The Sunday Mirror. The British newspaper revealed that Harry will not take part in the Boxing Day pheasant shoot, a tradition he has participated in since he was young, out of respect for his new wife's views. Markle refuses to wear fur and is anti-blood sports, according to numerous reports. Citing royal sources, the Sunday Mirror said she has expressed concern about Harry killing "defenceless animals."
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitism Problem—And Ours [an Oct Weekly Standard article]

    12/18/2018 3:51:42 PM PST · by rintintin · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 29 2018 | Charles J Sykes
    Trumpism (if not Trump himself) has given oxygen to some of the ugliest impulses among us. Near the end of his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump laid out his theory of a vast globalist conspiracy. “Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors,” Trump said. “It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a...
  • [2010] Another Senate brawl in Albany: Sen. Kevin Parker charges towards then curses out female coll

    12/18/2018 4:02:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 11, 2010 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY - Hotheaded state Sen. Kevin Parker erupted again. Parker "charged" toward a female colleague Tuesday night during heated, closed-door squabbling over whether to toss Hiram Monserrate from the chamber, Senate sources said.
  • Tucker Carlson Says Trump Hasn’t Kept Promises to Voters

    12/14/2018 8:36:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 1 week ago
    repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson said, per The Washington Post. “He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault
  • 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

    12/14/2018 10:17:49 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    KXAN ^ | Dec. 12, 2018 | AP
    A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in on Dec. 6. It's unknown what happened to the girl during the eight hours before she started having seizures and was flown to an...
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre shut down as France braces for new riots

    12/09/2018 8:59:52 PM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-07-18 | Samuel Petrequin and Sylvie Corbet
    Nationwide, about 89,000 police will fan out in the streets, an increase from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as the protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit the French capital in decades. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will be shut on Saturday for safety reasons. Music festivals, operas and other cultural events in the capital were canceled.
  • Pastor Who Fled Persecution in Iran Arrested in Minnesota for Sharing the Gospel

    12/01/2018 8:38:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 30, 2018 | The Activist Momy
    This is absolutely outrageous. How is this happening right here at home without more backlash? Every single American who values the First Amendment, whether they’re religious or not, should be horrified to hear that a man was arrested in a mall simply for privately sharing his faith with fellow shoppers. What’s worse, of course, is that the man is himself a religious refugee who came to the US to seek refuge from persecution. “I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee. They oppressed me for my faith in Iran. I was stabbed...
  • Tijuana mayor says arrest caravan organizer, vows to stop funding migrants

    11/30/2018 11:14:02 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 Nov 18 | Griff Jenkins
    'It's a Federal Crime': Tijuana Mayor Says Caravan Organizers Should Be Arrested TIJUANA, Mexico – After declaring the migrant caravan a “humanitarian crisis” this week, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum told Fox News that he can no longer continue to fund the municipal effort to shelter them without federal assistance. “I’m not going to break public services to solve this problem,” the Tijuana mayor said. Efforts were underway to move some of them to a new location because of reports that more migrants were making their way to Tijuana. Mayor Gastélum blames the organizers for whom he cannot identify. He said...
  • Costs of the Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2019: $5.9 Trillion Spent and Obligated

    11/25/2018 6:26:22 PM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Watson Institute, Brown University ^ | November 14, 2018 | Neta C. Crawford
    The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post- 9/11 war veterans.This number differs substantially from the Pentagon’s estimates of the costs of the post-9/11 wars because it includes not only war appropriations made to the Department of Defense – spending in the war zones of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and in other places the government designates as sites of “overseas contingency operations,” – but also includes spending across the...
  • No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now.

    11/21/2018 3:52:26 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    nytimes ^ | 11/11/2018 | Adam Skolnick
    PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — A weather window opened on Halloween morning, the typical stiff winds and polar fog relenting, and the flight to Antarctica was cleared for takeoff. For nearly a week, Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old American adventure athlete, and British Army Captain Louis Rudd, 49, had been waiting in Punta Arenas, Chile, on the Strait of Magellan, near the shattered end of the South American continent. In separate buildings blocks away from one another, they had been immersed in similar tasks: weighing and re-bagging their freeze-dried provisions and sorting through polar-grade gear. Their stashes included sleeping bags good for...