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  • Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

    05/26/2018 3:20:32 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    The Observer ^ | 25 May 2018 | Sissy Cau
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much so that some in the Middle East media couldn’t help but wonder if he is dead. Bin Salman hasn’t been seen in the public eye since his meeting with the Spanish royal family in on April 12. On April 21, heavy gunfire was heard near a royal palace in Riyadh, the kingdom’s capital. ...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    05/26/2018 3:13:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 39. The Senate confirmed several non-judicial nominations.
  • Ohio Self Defense Reform Bill Passes House Committee

    05/26/2018 2:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ohio bill HB 228 has passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committe on a seven to three vote. The vote was along party lines, with seven Republicans voting for the bill and the three Democrats voting against the bill.The Ohio legislature is looking to reform Ohio law on self-defense. Currently, Ohio appears to be the only state where the burden of proof in a self-defense case rests with the defender. When a person claims self-defense in Ohio, the defender has to prove that they acted in self-defense. In nearly every other state, the burden of proof...
  • Dems Mull Election Message [semi-satire]

    05/26/2018 1:43:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democrats have yet to reach a consensus on what message might resonate most favorably with voters this Fall. Citing a poll finding that 60% of voters don't believe the Mueller probe has uncovered any crimes, Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson suggested that "we need to focus our message on the successes of the investigation. Granted, there hasn't yet been any evidence of Russian collusion, but several people have been indicted for other crimes." Almost all of these "other crimes" involve lying to federal agents. The one seemingly significant crime not in this category is the charge that Paul Manafort engaged in...
  • Updated Privacy Laws

    05/26/2018 12:18:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 19 replies
    Me | May 26 2018 | Me
    Been getting a lot of emails lately indicating that certain sites are 'updating their privacy laws' in order to be in compliance with new European privacy law. Anyone else been getting a lot of these emails lately? The Websites I'm getting them from I believe mostly are US based sites which makes me curious about why they are updating their policies to comply with the EU privacy laws?
  • If ICE/DHS Knew 65,000+ Illegal Minors Would Get Apprehended At Our Border

    05/26/2018 12:15:02 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 4 replies
    http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/ ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Brian Cates
    FULL TITLE If ICE/DHS Knew 65,000+ Illegal Minors Would Get Apprehended At Our Border This Year, How Exactly Did this Border Crisis 'Sneak Up' On Them? Read the first 6 sentences carefully. What fact can be glean from this employment ad? 1. ICE/DHS knew back in January 2014 that 65,000 illegal minors would be apprehended on the US's southwestern border this year. This is very curious since a 65,000 figure is more than DOUBLE the number of illegal minors apprehended the year before, according to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection's official website:
  • Clint Walker Dies: TV’s ‘Cheyenne’ Star & One Of The Dirty Dozen Was 90

    05/26/2018 12:06:49 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 19 replies
    DEADLINE ^ | 5/22/18 | Erik Pedersen
    Clint Walker, the hulking star of TV’s Cheyenne who also appeared in such classic films as The Ten Commandment and The Dirty Dozen, died Monday. He was 90. Walker’s daughter Valerie told TMZ that the family believes he died from a heart problem. Walker was best known for playing Cheyenne Bodie, the strapping, brooding, mean title drifter in the 1955-63 ABC Western Cheyenne. Roaming from town to town and job to job in the post-Civil War West. The series did a slow build, breaking into the year-end Primetime Top 25 at No. 12 in its third season, where it peaked...
  • THE END OF AN ERA AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (tissues ready?)

    05/25/2018 11:30:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 21 replies
    Oly Arts ( ^ | 5/25/2018 | Christian Carvajal
    The Evergreen State College is known for a liberal-arts environment that encourages free artistic expression. However, this spring Evergreen will cut heavily into the budget for staff and facilities that nurture theatrical expression. This year, the last seven shows at TESC will be especially fraught but meaningful, as they mark a climax before severe budget cuts and staff reductions go into effect. The Experimental Theater (COM 124, a 200-seat, black-box venue) and its costume and scene shops will close at the end of the spring 2018 semester. On Friday, May 18, faculty and staff members were informed that three of...
  • Here's what time the Champions League final starts where you live and how you can watch it online

    05/25/2018 11:05:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | May 25, 2018 | Alan Dawson
    For audiences in the US, Fox Sports will be your broadcaster. New York (ET): 2.45 p.m. Chicago (CT): 1.45 p.m. Denver (MT): 12.45 p.m. Las Vegas (PT): 11.45 a.m. Los Angeles (PT): 11.45 a.m. Honolulu (HAST): 8.45 a.m.
  • Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country...

    05/25/2018 10:39:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 26, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country in shocking moment caught on video - then the agency flip flops on the reason why A 19-year-old Guatemalan immigrant has been shot dead by a US Border Patrol agent. Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez died on Wednesday in Rio Bravo, Texas, after an unidentified agent came across her and three others whom he suspected had entered the country illegally. As he tried to take the group into custody they reportedly charged at him and tried to attack him 'using blunt objects'.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-18, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2018 10:24:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2018 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer of...
  • Putin blasted Trump's trade fights without ever saying his name

    05/25/2018 9:45:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bob Bryan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin took US President Donald Trump to task over a recent increase in trade barriers and an abandonment of the international trade order, all without saying his counterpart's name. In a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin disparaged recent trade protectionism from countries including the US and urged nations to recommit to free trade. "We do not need trade wars or even temporary trade truces," Putin told a crowd of world leaders. "We need full-time trade peace." In addition to the general comments about protectionism, Putin also specifically attacked Trump's recent tariffs. Without specifically...
  • Women’s Studies emphasizes 'activism over academics': My experience at Georgetown University

    05/25/2018 9:34:03 PM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/26/2018 | by Amelia Irvine
    When I initially decided to take a Women’s and Gender Studies class, I knew that the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist. I did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this 'leftward bias', however. Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Our assigned readings for a class discussion on abortion were both written by pro-choice authors, and the professor made no attempt in class to provide an alternative perspective. When I attended a portion of the program’s 30th...
  • US has 'complete confidence' in probe conclusion that Russian missile downed MH17

    05/25/2018 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Josh Delk
    The U.S. is affirming new findings from investigators linking the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane to the Russian military. The State Department said Thursday that it has "complete confidence" in the Dutch-led probe that determined Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 had been shot down using a missile launcher from a Russian anti-aircraft brigade. Investigators announced findings from the long-running probe on Thursday, nearly four years after the plane carrying 298 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, went down over Crimea, a Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia. "We recall the UN Security Council’s demand that 'those responsible …...
  • Julian Assange seeks audience with Adam Schiff to prove ‘there is no collusion’....

    05/25/2018 9:08:14 PM PDT · by caww · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/25/2018 8:00pm | Diana Stancy Correll
    New York radio personality Randy Credico said Assange instructed him to communicate to Schiff that he was prepared to interview with the California Democrat. Credico said that Assange was interested in speaking to Schiff to show “there is no collusion," a reference to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff has been vocal about his belief that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Schiff’s office responded... “Our committee would be willing to interview Julian Assange when he is in U.S. custody, not before,” in a statement Friday.
  • 1 Corinthians Ch. 16

    05/25/2018 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall...
  • Son speaks after father arrested in attack at St. Augustine McDonald's

    05/25/2018 9:00:09 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 7 replies
    News 4 Jacksonville ^ | 5/25/18 | Ethan Calloway
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Following the arrest of an Elkton man who deputies said threatened a group of Egyptian exchange students with a switchblade and a stun gun at a St. Augustine McDonald's, his estranged son sat down with News4Jax on Friday. Seth Smith reached out after deputies said his father, 60-year-old John Jay Smith, used him as an excuse for the dispute that unfolded early Wednesday outside the McDonald's on U.S. 1. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, John Smith told the four exchange students, who said they are Muslims, "Get out of my country. You do...
  • China faces 'ban' from joint war games in Pacific Rim......

    05/25/2018 8:56:59 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/25/2018 | by Joel Gehrke
    China faces a practically-permanent ban from participating in major U.S.-led military drills in the Pacific Rim, under a provision of the newly-released Senate defense authorization bill. “We do military exercises with our friends, not our potential adversaries,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the author of the amendment to the latest National Defense Authorization Act, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis disinvited China from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercises, a major drill conducted largely between U.S. allies, in response to China’s deployment of military systems to strategically-significant islands in the South China...
  • Pentagon approves 736 more National Guard troops to support air, land, sea 'border agents'.....

    05/25/2018 8:49:00 PM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    washingtonexamine ^ | 5/25/2018 | by Anna Giaritelli
    Pentagon has approved another Homeland Security Department request for additional National Guards personnel in an effort to support specifically U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working by air, sea, and remote land regions, a DHS official confirmed Friday. Approximately 1,100 guardsmen are stationed across the Border Patrol's nine sectors along the U.S.-Mexico border as of Friday. That number will soon surpass 1,800 — just half of the 4,000 total troops President Trump approved of sending in early April. This latest Request For Assistance is the third one since beginning of April..... "this request is specifically for the Office of Field...
  • Trump signals he likes what North Koreans are saying in talks to reinstate Trump-Kim summit.......

    05/25/2018 8:43:04 PM PDT · by caww · 5 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/25/2018 | Diana Stancy Correl
    President Trump struck a positive tone Friday tweeting about “productive talks” going on between the U.S. and North Korea on possibly resurrecting a summit next month, a day after he nixed the highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And if the original June 12 date, which is fast approaching, doesn't work out, the president said there could be a plan for a later time. “We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit, which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and if necessary,...