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  • Nunes secures deal for McCabe to testify December 19

    12/12/2017 7:07:27 PM PST · by SSS Two · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.12.17 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is set to appear before the House Intelligence Committee later this month after his previously scheduled appearance was scrapped due to what Justice Department officials called a last-minute "scheduling error." Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters that he was "extremely troubled" by the postponement of McCabe's testimony and called the Justice Department's "scheduling error" excuse "not really believable." Insight from Robert Driscoll, former Justice Department official who served as deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush. Video Special counsel needed to probe DOJ-Fusion GPS? "We have a commitment, again, that McCabe is...
  • Moonlight wins Best Picture at Oscars after shocking La La Land mix-up

    02/27/2017 2:55:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 27 Feb 17 | Jessica Derschowitz
    In the most shocking mix-up in Oscars history, Moonlight won best picture at the Academy Awards — but only after presenter Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, setting off mass confusion inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “I want to tell you what happened,” co-presenter Warren Beatty explained after the mix-up was revealed. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.” “Well, I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” Kimmel...
  • FEMA: Ohio emergency responders were exposed to deadly toxin [Ricin]

    12/21/2016 10:34:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    WHIO ^ | 12/22/2016
    [H]undreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they have received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure. Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans that kills cells by preventing them from creating protein. Exposure to the toxin can lead to death.
  • Berlin Police Says It Arrested "The Wrong Man": Truck Attacker Is "Armed, Still At Large"

    12/20/2016 5:34:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 20,2016
    In the latest gaffe for German authorities, one which could further impact Merkel adversely if confirmed - something the Euro confirmed when it just tumbled to fresh 13 years lows - moments ago Die Welt reported that according to German police, the man from Pakistan who was arrested as a suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday was not the actual perpetrator. "We have the wrong man," said a senior police chief. "And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage," the paper...
  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported (http://bit.ly/1UfolwL ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Glenn Beck clarifies comments about Ted Cruz

    05/05/2015 10:26:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sun-Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Scott Sutton, Digital Editor
    Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has taken to his blog to clarify comments about 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz he made on Monday’s show. The comments came amid a discussion about who Beck thought would be the right fit for the White House in 2016. This led to the surprising quote where Beck said of Sen. Cruz, “I’m not sure he could govern.” Of course, Beck has long been a supporter of Cruz, so he wrote a clarification Tuesday morning entitled “Shocker: Media takes Glenn’s comments about Ted Cruz completely out of context.” Here’s a quick excerpt: As we were...
  • $500,000 in US taxpayer money wasted on Afghan facility that 'melted,' watchdog reports

    01/19/2015 3:31:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Some $500,000 in U.S. taxpayer money was wasted on a police training facility in Afghanistan that "melted" within four months of being built, a watchdog commission reported. The report released by the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says findings show that a police training center’s dry fire range (DFR), which was commissioned by the U.S. government, began to disintegrate after its completion in 2012.
  • The Cover Oregon Disaster: Actually, things don't look very different in Oregon.

    02/05/2014 3:38:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2014 | Steve Holder
    It would seem that if one place in the country could get a working health-care insurance exchange up and running it would be progressive Oregon. As the old tourist campaign used to say, “Things look different here.” No, that’s not a Portlandia episode. That’s a real slogan. Gov. John Kitzhaber is a former doctor who had pushed the implementation of the Oregon Health Plan during his first term. This was going to be the signature achievement this time around. The state, which received a $300 million grant from the Obama Administration to implement the plan, possessed all the ingredients to...
  • Help! I can't use my Obamacare benefits

    01/12/2014 11:26:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Tami Luhbi
    Many folks who signed up for coverage through the state and federal exchanges are running into roadblocks now that they are trying to use their new benefits. And though exchange officials and insurers have urged consumers to call their insurers if they encounter problems, many say they either wait endlessly on hold or get the runaround. Patterson's journey started New Year's Day, when she landed in the emergency room for a stomach ailment. The Independence policy number she received didn't work and the hospital required her to sign a form saying she would pay for care herself, though it agreed...
  • Al Sharpton’s New Book Sells Over a Dozen Copies in Less Than a Month

    12/05/2013 9:50:46 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 49 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | November 4, 2013 | Mark Donahue
    NEW YORK – Reverend Al Sharpton’s new book, “The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership” appears to be on an unshakable trajectory to success, according to its author. Since its release less than 30 days ago the revered civil rights leader’s long awaited memoir has already sold 18 copies. A spokesperson at Sharpton’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, said the company wasn’t the least bit surprised at the book’s sales numbers. Political activist and singer, Barbra Streisand, held a book release party for Sharpton at her Malibu estate over the weekend. Streisand gushed that Sharpton is “a...
  • The White House’s Obamacare fix is about to create a big mess

    11/14/2013 10:51:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    [Big SNIP] Here's how Robert Laszewksi, an insurance consultant, put it in a note to clients earlier this morning: This means that the insurance companies have 32 days to reprogram their computer systems for policies, rates, and eligibility, send notices to the policyholders via US Mail, send a very complex letter that describes just what the differences are between specific policies and Obamacare compliant plans, ask the consumer for their decision — and give them a reasonable time to make that decision — and then enter those decisions back into their systems without creating massive billing, claim payment, and provider...
  • Hitler explains why the new YouTube comments system sucks

    11/13/2013 10:26:28 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 13 replies
    YouTube | Nov 12, 2013 | Hitler Rants Parodies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezbE4Awncjs
  • Inquiry Shifts to Suspect’s Russian Trip [FBI never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned ]

    04/20/2013 7:47:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 20 2013
    With one suspect dead and the other captured and lying grievously wounded in a hospital, the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings turned on Saturday to questions about the men’s motives, and to the significance of an overseas trip one of them took last year. Federal investigators are hurrying to review a visit that one of the suspected bombers made to Chechnya and Dagestan, predominantly Muslim republics in the north Caucasus region of Russia. Both have active militant separatist movements. Members of Congress expressed concern about the F.B.I.’s handling of a request from Russia before the trip to examine the...
  • CNN reports that Blackberry outage has now spread to many other planets(!)

    10/13/2011 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10-13-2011 | Craig Kennally
    If you thought the Blackberry crash was just a major problem for a small segment of humanity, then apparently you've massively underestimated the issue. Yesterday evening, CNN was reporting that "users on almost every planet" were affected. This is a major interplanetary incident! Also, does your iPhone communicate with other planets? I didn't think so. [Craig Kannally on Twitter, via Steve Silberman]
  • White House Mixes Up Colorado and Wyoming

    09/28/2011 7:35:40 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2011 | Ed Henry
    The whole point of President Obama's three-day swing through the West was to make sure the region knows it's important in 2012, though the White House may have ended up offending a few folks in Colorado.
  • Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery

    05/13/2011 8:16:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Stamford Advocate ^ | 5/13/11 | Matthew Lee
    The State Department says its annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigration visas was corrupted by a computer glitch and the results will be scratched, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States. A department official said Friday the software glitch caused the drawing to select 90 percent of winners from entries submitted on only the first two days of the 30-day registration period that ended Nov. 3. The official said the problem has been fixed. A new lottery will be held...
  • Editorial: Yet another state snafu that doesn't compute

    02/13/2011 4:56:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/13/11 | Editor
    Has another state information technology project gone badly wrong? Will it have to be scrapped? That's the obvious question raised by a scathing audit released last week that slams the Administrative Office of the Courts' handling of a $2 billion, seven-year-long statewide court computer system project. The AOC inadequately planned for the California Court Case Management System from the beginning, auditors concluded. It failed to analyze the basics – whether the computer system, as conceived, "would be a cost beneficial solution to the superior courts' needs." Court administrators structured a contract with the vendor that made it impossible to control...
  • Video: Botched Implosion Causes Giant Tower To Fall in The Wrong Direction

    11/10/2010 5:29:52 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 68 replies
    http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/springfield/video-tower-blows-up-the-wrong-way | 11/9/10
    Amazing video of a botched demolition in Ohio where a tower falls onto a powerstation and onto high voltage lines. This was today (Video)
  • Biden to Obama at Health Care Signing: 'This is a Big F****** Deal'

    03/23/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 138 replies · 7,036+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-23-10
    Biden to Obama ...
  • Dallas police target wrong house

    12/12/2009 11:38:22 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 56 replies · 2,198+ views
    DALLAS — The search for suspects who raped an SMU student last weekend led police to a southeast Dallas neighborhood off Jim Miller Road and Red Bud Drive. Ruben Moontiel also saw SWAT officers near his home on Red Bud Saturday afternoon while he landscaped his front yard. No sooner had he gone inside to tell his wife police were suiting up outside when SWAT kicked in his front door. "I felt humiliated," Moontiel said. His wife, Agueda, said Dallas SWAT officers rushing into her home trampled over her foot and fractured it. DPD detained the entire family for four...