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  • VIDEO: Hillary suffers coughing fit while promising ‘to never give up'

    02/09/2018 1:17:35 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    American Mirror ^ | February 9, 2018 | Victor Skinner
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants women to #raiseyourvoice, though she struggled to heed the slogan as she fought back a coughing fit during this week’s “The MAKERS Conference.” The conference – inspired by Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe and the “Time’s Up” movement – ran from Monday through Wednesday to celebrate all kinds of liberal feminist “MAKERS,” from outspoken actress Lena Dunham to Clinton, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, through panel discussions and other programs. On Wednesday, Clinton streamed into the conference on a live feed from New York to give closing remarks, though she struggled to contain a massive...
  • Police in Ontario have charged a supply teacher with sexually assaulting a male student

    02/09/2018 1:15:47 PM PST · by Loyalist · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | February 9, 2008 | Staff
    VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police north of Toronto say a 28-year-old woman who worked as an occasional supply teacher is facing sexual assault charges. York regional police say they began investigating late last month after receiving information about a teacher who is alleged to have been involved in a sexual relationship with a male student between October and December of last year. They say Marianna Riossi has been working with the York Catholic District School Board since 2014. The 28-year-old woman from Vaughan, Ont., has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual exploitation.
  • CNN Targets Hope Hicks

    02/09/2018 1:12:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there’s a news story effervescing out there that just has the Drive-Bys so excited they can’t see straight because they think they have found a Republican version of Harvey Weinstein, and he just happens to work in the White House. You familiar with this story, Mr. Snerdley? This is the guy from yesterday who had abused his ex-wives who have now gone public with photos and details and evidence and how he has now been fired. And nobody knew the guy was there. He’s a secretary. He’s been called Trump’s right-hand man all of a sudden. And he’s...
  • Stocks reverse higher to end brutal week

    02/09/2018 1:03:42 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Feburary 9,2018 | Yahoo Finance
    S&P 500 2,619.56 +38.56(+1.49%) Dow 30 24,190.83 +330.37(+1.38%) Nasdaq 6,874.49 +97.33(+1.44%)
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI pledged 'total obedience' to his successor on Francis' election

    02/09/2018 12:57:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Tablet ^ | February 9, 2018 | Christopher Lamb
    Benedict XVI pledged 'total obedience' to his successor on Francis' election. 'I heard him say: ‘Your Holiness, from now on I promise my total obedience and my prayer’' Benedict XVI pledged his “total obedience” to his successor during a telephone call on the evening that Pope Francis was elected. Mgr Alfred Xureb, Benedict’s former secretary, witnessed a phone conversation between the retired Pope and Francis, just hours after the first Latin American Pontiff stepped out to greet the world. “I heard him say: ‘Your Holiness, from now on I promise my total obedience and my prayer’,” he told Vatican News in an interview to...
  • Homeland Season 7 (2018) | Official Trailer

    02/09/2018 12:44:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2017 | HBO
    It won't be the same without Peter Quinn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ZRFs_MdM8
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity

    02/09/2018 12:42:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | February 9, 2018 | Blaise Cupich
    Introduction    Thank you for the invitation to be with you this evening. I welcome this opportunity to contribute in some small way to the important work of this institute.   “…curiosity about Catholicism is at an all-time high in Pope Francis’ pontificate.” I did not write those words. They appear on the webpage introducing the goals of the Von Hügel Institute. That growing curiosity in Catholicism, the site explains, is spawned by a recognition that Pope Francis is tapping into a yearning the Institute is attempting to address, namely the need for a worldview of reality, a catholic - with...
  • What’s the condition of the 1909 Lincoln, V.D.B. cent on Mars?

    02/09/2018 12:37:15 PM PST · by Voption · 19 replies
    Coin World ^ | February 2, 2018 | Wiliam T. Gibbs
    "When the Curiosity Rover was launched onto its nine-month-long journey to the planet Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, the rover carried as one of its many scientific packages a calibration target; a 1909 Lincoln cent. The cent is mounted near the bottom of the target, with its obverse facing outward."
  • No, El Shaddai does not mean 'God with breasts'

    02/09/2018 12:32:00 PM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    As reported earlier this week, the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Washington, DC, passed a resolution to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer. The resolution to "avoid the use of gendered pronouns for God" was passed quickly by delegates to the Diocese's 123rd Convention. To be sure, this is not the first group to move in the direction of "gender-inclusive" language when it comes to the deity.
  • September 20, 2017: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA

    02/09/2018 12:31:14 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | September 20, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations. Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing. Paul Manafort was wiretapped. Carter Page was wiretapped. Donald Trump Jr. was wiretapped. Jared Kushner was wiretapped. Gen. Michael Flynn was wiretapped. And likely there were others. And none of it was very legal. In fact, most of it was very illegal, according to federal law enforcement sources...
  • Police officer killed, 2 deputies critically wounded in Georgia shooting

    02/09/2018 12:29:38 PM PST · by Strac6 · 27 replies
    <p>LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - Authorities say one officer has died and two deputies were critically wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta.</p> <p>Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference.</p>
  • Eric Holder: ‘Any One Of My Kids Would Make A Better President Than Donald Trump’

    02/09/2018 12:27:22 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/8/2018 | John Wellington
    Former Attorney General Eric holder told Rachel Maddow Wednesday on MSNBC that any of his three children “would make a better president than Donald Trump.”
  • Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it

    02/09/2018 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Vox Media ^ | Feb 9, 2018, | Rani Molla
    If recent trends continue, it’ll only get worse. ... NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ... Viewership declines aren’t really surprising, as similar trends have unfolded across the TV landscape and viewers opt for on-demand and online entertainment alternatives. Even football and the Super Bowl — considered the last holdouts where advertisers could guarantee huge live audiences would be watching — are not immune.
  • Everything Trump Said About Obama-era Illegal FBI Surveillance Was Correct! Here’s the Truth...

    02/09/2018 12:23:37 PM PST · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Let me begin this article with a joke about something that actually occurred very recently in the greatest country in the world: Question: What happens to the FBI when they lie in court to a judge? The answer: Pay raise and promotion if they get away with it, full retirement if they get caught. Now, getting back to our news-story, two notorious Democrat Senators, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley respectively, recently produced a second Senate-memo, which came as a counter-response/counter-attack of sorts to David Nunes’ now-famous FISA memo, which describes the immense corruption in Obama’s FBI and DOJ, with FBI...
  • The island of Tuvalu is getting bigger, but I don’t expect most environmentalists to celebrate

    02/09/2018 12:19:41 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is getting bigger, but I don’t expect most environmentalists to celebrate On the one hand, this report from phys.org is good news for anyone who has been truly worried that the land area of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu was getting smaller due to the rising sea level caused by global warming. Although the sea level is indeed rising due to global warming, wave patterns and sediment dumped by storms have actually caused the land area to get bigger. The study was conducted by the University of Auckland.On the other hand, for environmentalists who...
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd gets hometown honor in Miami

    02/09/2018 12:18:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 2/9/18 | Alex Leary
    Miami's Chuck Todd, the TV journalist, will be inducted this weekend into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. Todd, 45, went to Miami Killian Senior High School then attended college in Washington, where he launched a reporting career that has resulted in moderating Meet the Press.
  • Russian nuclear weapons engineers caught ­­­­minting blockchange with supercomputer

    02/09/2018 12:17:40 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    Black newszone ^ | 9 Feb 2018
    The system—used for simulating weapons tests—was not supposed to be connected to Internet. The Institute is located in Sarov, a "closed" city east of Moscow where nuclear weapons research has been conducted since 1946. The facility is so secret that it was left off Soviet maps; Sarov is surrounded by fences and guarded by the Russian military accordingly. While the city is the home of Russia's Nuclear Weapons Museum, don't plan a visit anytime soon—access to Sarov is restricted, and no one who does not live in the city is allowed to visit without permission. Foreigners visiting on official business...
  • HOW CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN TARGETED JAMES COMEY

    02/09/2018 12:14:24 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2/9/2018 | Lee Smith
    ...Just as the dossier’s credibility began to wane—none of the allegations regarding Trump have been verified—a New York Times article from Dec. 30, 2017 corrected the record to show that the FBI’s inquiry into the Trump team’s possible ties to Russia in fact had nothing to do with the Steele dossier, or Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as the paper had been reporting for the past year. No, it began after a meeting between Papadopoulos and the Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer, in a London bar, back in May 2016. At that meeting, Papadopoulos, who, according to...
  • 'We're here. We're queer. Get used to it': Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon [tr]

    02/09/2018 12:14:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang on Friday night was one for the history books as an openly gay athlete marched with Team USA for the first time in the history of the Winter Games. And it was not just one out-and-proud American who entered the newly constructed stadium in South Korea for the kick-off to the 16-day affair, but three: freestyle skiier Gus Kenworthy, figure skater Adam Rippon and speed skater Brittany Bowe.
  • FBI Deception from 2016 CERT FISA Memo Opinion Order April 2017

    02/09/2018 12:07:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | FR Exclusive by 11th_VA
    In this 99 page document that was used as the basis of the Nunes memo, interesting finding on page 87:The improper access granted to the ______ contractors was apparently in place ________________ and seems to have been the result of deliberate decision making. Despite the existence of an interagency memorandum of understanding (presumably reviewed by FBI Lawyers), no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016.