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  • Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France 'by decrees'?

    05/13/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 May 2017 11:25 CEST+02:00
    Macron wants to pass a series of laws by decree in order to speed through reforms — and not everyone is happy about it. But can he actually do it? Macron, France’s soon to be youngest ever president at 39, has major plans for France, including a “simplification” of France’s labor laws and cuts to the public sector and public spending. But to bring these plans to action, the president-elect has said he will not wait for the backing of the French parliament — which he he is unlikely to get a majority in anyway. Instead Macron is planning to...
  • North Carolina GOP Lawmaker Calls Abraham Lincoln a 'Tyrant' Like Adolf Hitler

    04/13/2017 6:58:51 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 420 replies
    Time ^ | 4-12-2017 | Alana Abramson
    Pittman replied, "And if Hitler had won, should the world just get over it? Lincoln was the same sort of tyrant, and personally responsible for the deaths of over 800,000 Americans in a war that was unnecessary and unconstitutional." Pittman did not respond to request for comment from TIME to clarify his remarks.
  • Sierra Club president: Fidel Castro had ‘more honor’ than Donald Trump (Barf)

    11/28/2016 12:04:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    "Screen grab of Aaron Mair's Twitter account." Environmental group uses Republican’s presidential win for fundraising blitz Sierra Club President Aaron Mair marked the Friday death of Fidel Castro by declaring that the Cuban dictator had “more honor” than U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
  • A Monster and his Suck-Ups

    11/28/2016 10:00:55 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Who knows when Fidel Castro actually kicked the bucket? But this weekend his brother decided to let us in on the secret. His presidential term lasted, gosh, an awfully long time, as The New York Times reminded us: Fidel Castro had held on to power longer than any other living national leader except Queen Elizabeth II. That's one way of putting it. But in the end, when it comes to ruthlessly holding on to power, no one can compete with Her Majesty, and so that piker Castro got relegated to second place, while millions of English, Canadians, Jamaicans, Bahamians, Barbadians,...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Google boss: We will 'work to fix' fake news

    11/16/2016 11:12:43 AM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    bbc ^ | November 16, 2016
    Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, says it is important it and other social media businesses promote "accurate" stories to their billions of users.
  • Nothing Touches the Tired Spot

    10/15/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard F. Miniter
    As the Civil War seesawed and the Union scored one of its rare early successes, a man met a somber-looking Lincoln at the White House. Trying to cheer the president up, he suggested that the president should be pleased by the latest news from the battle front. Lincoln agreed but then sighed that "nothing touches the tired spot." And he should have had a tired spot. Abraham Lincoln's administration had to deal with the Civil War and its raft of incompetent Union generals; Indian uprisings; an ongoing monetary crisis of epic proportions; and a dozen major foreign issues, including the...
  • Judge issues criminal summons for Christie over Bridgegate

    10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A New Jersey judge on Thursday issued a criminal summons for Gov. Chris Christie in connection to his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Judge Roy McGeady issued a probable cause summons for Christie, saying there’s evidence to show he might have known that aides were up to political shenanigans and did nothing to top it. It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint against Christie citing official misconduct. Brennan said he filed the complaint over the fallout from the 2013 Bridgegate lane closures, which he said cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Defendant Christopher J. Christie knowingly...
  • Federal government to pursue criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    10/11/2016 4:14:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Staff
    Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term. The announcement in federal court sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff less than a month before Election Day and comes as he has taken on a prominent role on the national political stage in 2016, appearing alongside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on several occasions. Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order to...
  • Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

    10/04/2016 8:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 10:47 PM EDT
    Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday. The internet company conducted the surveillance last year after receiving a classified demand from the National Security Agency or the FBI, Reuters said in its story. The report cited three former Yahoo employees and another unidentified person familiar with the matter. Those individuals told Reuters that the government pushed Yahoo to search for a string of letters, numbers or other characters. That meant the fishing expedition could have involved finding a specific phrase or code in the...
  • Peter Thiel's company just sued by U.S. Government (my title)

    09/27/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/27/2016 | TIM HIGGINS
    Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
  • PAYBACK: Obama Admin Sues Peter Thiel’s Palantir for Bogus ‘Racial Discrimination’

    09/27/2016 6:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Palantir Technologies co-founder Peter Thiel is evidently paying the price for backing Republican nominee Donald Trump, as the Obama administration has slapped his company with a frivolous lawsuit alleging “racial discrimination” against Asians. The lawsuit, filed and announced Monday by the Department of Labor, threatens the complete cancellation of every contract Palantir has with the federal government — a penalty worth $340 million, the lawsuit claims, which would end the company. The claims in the lawsuit are laughable. The Obama administration alleges that Palantir discriminated against Asians. But it has to admit that Palantir, in fact, hired many Asians —...
  • U.S. Court Rules that EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers, Ranchers

    09/14/2016 7:12:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    NorthernAg.net ^ | September 13, 2016 | Unknown
    The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency's 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states. The case also related to similar personal information from farmers and ranchers in seven additional states that had yet to be...
  • White House defends Obama evading Senate on Paris climate deal

    08/30/2016 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China. Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required...
  • "Make No Mistake, Everyone Warning About Clinton Is A Target And They Are Marked"

    08/08/2016 9:23:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | August 8th, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    Retired Green Beret Blasts "Make No Mistake, Everyone Warning About Clinton Is A Target And They Are Marked" by Tyler Durden Aug 8, 2016 10:25 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via SHTFPlan.com,The Obama Administration has been characterized by not only a lack of transparency on issues that surface, but a deliberate obfuscation to mask true actions and intentions.  There are literally no limits to what the man and his handlers will do outside of the law to attain their ends, while simultaneously...
  • Turkish Police Torture, Rape Own Soldiers, Officers, Judges

    07/25/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 25, 2016 | William Reed
    A new Amnesty report details the horrific torture that thousands have been subjected to since the post-coup round-up. Following the attempted coup in July 15, upon the calls of mosques all across Turkey and of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and PM Binali Yildirim to the Turkish people “to take to the streets and airports,” pro-government Islamists started hunting Turkish soldiers – their own soldiers – in the streets, beating, torturing, lynching them. Torture and beatings of surrendering soldiers continued at police stations, too. In a disturbing video published on social media and some Turkish newspapers, a police officer threatens...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • Obama says 'dangers are real' in debate over encryption (Sides with the FBI)

    03/12/2016 9:30:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama sided with law enforcement Friday in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities must be able to access data held on electronic devices because the "dangers are real." Appearing at an annual tech festival in the Texas capital, Obama delivered his most extensive comments to date on an issue currently being played out in federal court. Apple, one of the world's largest technology companies, is challenging the government's request that it help the FBI access data on a cellphone that was used in the San Bernardino, California,...
  • Obama weighs executive action on Gitmo after GOP rejects closure plan

    02/23/2016 11:18:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-23-2016
    "I'm not going to stand up here and unilaterally take any options off the table when it comes to the president's use of his executive authority," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, venting that lawmakers are also ignoring Mr. Obama's budget proposal and his intention to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. "There is this emerging trend in Congress that has worsened in just the last few weeks. Congress is actually refusing to engage. They're refusing to consider the specific Gitmo plan." Mr. Obama announced his long-anticipated proposal to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with considerable...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...