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  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • LMAO: Nuevo Preachy Liberal, Taylor Swift, Isn’t Registered To Vote In TN!

    10/12/2018 10:47:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | October 12, 2018 | By Wes Walker
    She’s really ‘committed’ to that new cause of hers, isn’t she? She couldn’t *possibly* have been just pandering to the crowds after the super-heated partisanship of the Kavanaugh hearings, could she? Yes, yes she could. We say that because for all of her ‘impassioned pleas’ for liberal fans to vote against that Tennessee candidate that ‘scares’ her so, she didn’t even register to vote, herself. At least, her name isn’t showing up in the register. Swift reportedly owns two homes in Nashville, Tennessee, both of which are in Davidson County. She also has several other residences in New York, Beverly...
  • THE KFC TAYLOR SWIFT SPECIAL

    10/11/2018 3:53:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steve Mudflap McGrew
    THE KFC TAYLOR SWIFT SPECIAL
  • Marsha Blackburn responds to Taylor Swift slam

    10/09/2018 8:30:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Marsha Blackburn, a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, responded Tuesday to Taylor Swift’s social media dig against her, and the pop star's announcement that she would be voting for Democrats in the midterm elections. [snip] “Of course I support women and I want violence to end against women,” Blackburn said. “I've been very active in abuse shelters and child advocacy centers. I've been advocating for women in equal pay since I was 19 years old and making certain that woman have the opportunity for maximum pay and have a good record on that.” The congresswoman continued: "We're getting ready the...
  • There’s No Evidence Taylor Swift Caused a Massive Spike in Voter Registration

    10/09/2018 10:36:54 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-9-18 | Alex Griswold
    Here's a sampling of headlines today from what are generally respected outlets: Buzzfeed: "Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration" Daily Beast: "Taylor Swift: Voter Registration Spike Follows Star’s Political Awakening" Washington Post: "Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats causes spike in voter registrations" Variety: "Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration" I'd give the Daily Beast a little credit for hedging some, but then there's the lede: "Taylor Swift’s first foray into politics appears to have produced impressive results." All the outlets made the same argument: that, a.) there was an increase in voter...
  • Taylor Swift makes most public political statement of her career...

    10/07/2018 9:04:33 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 73 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 7, 2018 | Lauren Tuck
    Taylor Swift has, admittedly, been reluctant to publicly voice her political opinions throughout her career. However, on Sunday night, a day after wrapping up the United States leg of her Reputation tour, she took to Instagram to share a lengthy post about the midterm elections in November.
  • Taylor Swift Breaks Political Silence, Endorses TN Democrats

    10/07/2018 5:52:13 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 215 replies
    Variety ^ | 10-7-18 | Nyren
    Taylor Swift has broken her long-held public political silence in an Instagram post encouraging her followers to vote in the November midterm elections and slamming Republican Tennessee representative Marsha Blackburn. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift began the post, which was accompanied by a moody, black-and-white photo of the superstar. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the...
  • The White House's next Iran fight

    08/13/2018 11:05:04 AM PDT · by be-baw · 6 replies
    Axios ^ | August 13, 2018 | Jonathan Swan
    On a White House conference call with Iran experts last week, a senior administration official said the Trump administration will reimpose sanctions on financial messaging services later this year. That might sound boring. But the administration official was referring to what could soon become another major fight between the Trump administration and Europe. Why this matters In the context of Iran sanctions, "financial messaging services" refers to SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) — a linchpin of the global financial system that facilitates payments across borders and connects more than 11,000 banks around the world. SWIFT cut off Iran...
  • Taylor Swift Donates Concert Tickets to Mourning Massachusetts Police Department

    07/28/2018 5:45:20 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2018 | Breitbart News
    WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Taylor Swift is helping ease the pain of a Massachusetts city mourning the recent loss of a police officer. Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund tells The Patriot Ledger that Swift donated “a significant number of tickets” to the town for her shows this weekend in Foxborough, which were distributed among city police officers.....Hedlund says there were enough to send “every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.” The extras were passed on to other nearby police departments.
  • Capitol Police Arrested Male Dem Operative For Assaulting Female Trump Admin Official

    03/16/2018 12:58:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a male Democratic operative for assaulting a female Interior Department communications official following a House budget hearing Thursday. The assault happened after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke finished testifying on the department’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The suspect identified himself as a reporter with American Bridge and pushed a female Interior Department communications official to the floor, chasing after Zinke, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. Interior communications director Laura Rigas was “greatly alarmed and extremely irate that a female senior member of my DOI Communications team was physically assaulted...
  • Democratic activist charged with assaulting Zinke staffer

    03/19/2018 6:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    An operative for a political committee that supports Democrats has been charged with assault following a confrontation with a staffer for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outside a congressional hearing. Capitol Police charged Wilfred M. Stark, 49, of Falls Church, Virginia, with simple assault following a confrontation with Heather Swift, a spokeswoman for Zinke. Stark works for American Bridge 21st Century, a group that supports Democratic candidates. According to a police report, Stark approached Zinke after a House hearing Thursday and started yelling at him. Zinke continued walking out of the hearing room at the Longworth House Office Building and Stark...
  • Liberals Are Incensed That Taylor Swift Won't Be Political or Miserable

    12/18/2017 7:13:12 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 117 replies
    PJMedia ^ | December 18th, 2017 | Stephen Kruiser
    December birth baby Taylor Swift is finishing 2017 in grand fashion. She just turned 28 and has the best-selling album of the year, a feat that was accomplished just one week after its release. Young, rich, talented, and the world is hers...what's not to be happy about? According to liberal America, everything.
  • ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists

    11/08/2017 1:36:47 PM PST · by Houmatt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-07-17 | unknown
    The ACLU and Taylor Swift are squaring off after the singer tried to get an article detailing how white supremacy movements have embraced her lyrics and music videos, and how her silence has exacerbated the matter, pulled from a website. On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Swift's legal team arguing that an article posted by PopFront that links the star to the white supremacy movement should not be taken down -- as Swift has requested -- because the writer has the right to free speech.
  • Russia to reduce reliance on US dollar & payment systems in response to sanctions

    08/07/2017 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    RT ^ | August 7, 2017
    The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country’s dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti. ... US President Donald Trump approved the law imposing new restrictions on the Russian banking and energy sectors.... The new law will punish individuals for investing more than $5 million a year or $1 million at a time in Russian energy export pipeline projects or providing such enterprises with services, technology or information support.
  • Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

    04/16/2017 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ ^ | April 15, 2017 | By Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn Reuters
    By Clare Baldwin and Joseph MennHONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed.On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and Latin America. That release was the latest in a series of disclosures by the group in recent months.Matt Suiche, founder...
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • Russia's banking system has SWIFT alternative ready

    04/02/2017 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Tours · 12 replies
    RT ^ | 3/23/22017 | https://www.rt.com/business/382017-russia-swift-central-bank/
    If the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is shut down in Russia, the country’s banking system will not crash, according to Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. Russia has a substitute. "There were threats that we can be disconnected from SWIFT. We have finished working on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country. We have created an alternative," Nabiullina said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. She also added that 90 percent of ATMs in Russia are ready to accept the Mir payment system, a...
  • VISA to Test Blockchain Payments among Banks; a SWIFT Rival?

    09/01/2016 8:51:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 1 replies
    Cryptocoin News ^ | 1 Sept 2016 | Samburaj Das
    VISA and blockchain-technology partner BTL will invite a select group of European banks to participate in a blockchain project that will see inter-bank payments made via transfers over the ledger. Hot on the heels of the likes of R3, Visa will experiment its own blockchain-based payments platform with a select group of banks who will send money over a blockchain. The proof-of-concept project will use Interbit, a cross-border blockchain remittance and settlement platform developed by industry startup BTL. Launched earlier this year, the Interbit platform is seen by Visa as the solution to “reduce cost, settlement time, credit risk, and...
  • Some oil firms borrowed billions. Now they're getting burned. (very sobering)

    03/27/2016 2:59:59 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 34 replies
    tyler telegraph ^ | 3/27/16 | c harlan
    He'd borrowed from banks and investors and retirement funds, all in a frenzied mission to drill for oil and gas, and by the time Terry Swift realized he'd gone too far, this was his debt: $1.349 billion. His company, founded by his father almost 40 years earlier, had plunged into bankruptcy and laid off 25 percent of its staff. Its shares had been pulled from the New York Stock Exchange. And now Swift was in a company Chevrolet Tahoe, driving back to the flat and dusty place where his bets had gone bust. Swift was coming to this energy-rich strip...
  • Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

    12/04/2015 2:50:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | December 4, 2015 | By Benjamin Mayo
    As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS devices and Macs.Making Swift open-source also gives the developer community as a whole more confidence in the language. Theoretically, if Apple ever decided to move away from Swift (which is unlikely), the language could be picked up...