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  • Is #TheResistance a Psyop?

    08/18/2018 6:54:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Psychological Operations (Psyop) are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. In other words, it is the government or other powerful groups creating and spreading specific narratives. The purpose of a Psyop is to induce or reinforce behavior favorable to US government objectives. First, let’s talk about which narratives the government would most likely want us to buy into, which would be narratives that are most beneficial to them. They would want us to despise their enemies, both foreign...
  • Bitter NeverTrumper Meltsdown when Called Out by Conservative on Security Clearances – Video 8/17/18

    08/18/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2018 | Brian
    “Methinks thou dost protest too much!” Here is video of bitter NeverTrumper Phil Mudd on CNN having a total meltdown last night because Conservative Paris Dennard actually called him and others with Security Clearances out for trading on those clearances to get consulting and commentating gigs. Mudd rose to prominence at CNN after he consistently trashed Donald Trump on air. CNN could bring him on as an “Intelligence Expert” and know he would always hammer Trump. Here, Paris Dennard says it is widely known in Washington that if you have a Security Clearance you will get paid more money to...
  • “For some reason, when there’s a garbage can on a corner, it attracts litter.”

    08/18/2018 5:05:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-18-18 | MOTUS
    These week’s example of Leftist Logic. From Ed Driscoll, highlights mine: New York City Removes Trash Cans on the Upper West Side: What happened to the baskets? Did they get removed in anticipation of some windy weather? Surely the Department of Sanitation [DSNY] would soon restore the baskets – thereby easing the overflow trash – she thought.A neighbor who shared her concerns called 311 and was told that the baskets had been removed because people leaving Riverside Park were putting their trash in them. “You can’t make this up,” says Melissa.Nope.Counterintuitive as it may seem, DSNY says having fewer trash...
  • San Diego Protestors Want Censorship and Gun Control

    08/18/2018 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those pushing for a disarmed population have been educated to the fact that effective restrictions on arms cannot be achieved without strong government censorship and control over information. The First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights reinforce each other and make restrictions on both free expression and the right to keep and bear arms difficult. A spokesperson articulated the protestors passion for a government regulations that the believe will make them safe.  From SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns....
  • New Statements From Kurdish Groups In Iran As US Forms Iran Action Group

    08/18/2018 3:31:00 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies ^ | 8/18/18 | Seth Frantzman
    Kurdish groups who oppose the Iranian regime have recently been involved in a number of clashes with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). This uptick in political activity and also armed conflict in western Iran, has led to a variety of statements. We have collected them in one place, two of them are exclusive to The Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis. Mustafa Hijri Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan On August 15 Mustafa Hijri, the General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), gave an interview that appeared on Kurdistan 24. We received a version of...
  • Why the Southern Kitchen team lives off of Publix subs, a.k.a. Pub Subs, all summer long

    08/18/2018 3:15:24 AM PDT · by texas booster · 44 replies
    Southern Kitchen website ^ | Aug 17 2018 | Rachel Taylor
    Along with a great shopping experience, Publix also prides itself on the food it makes fresh daily in the store. Some of us grab a box of fried chicken for an easy dinner and others pick up some great sweet tea for a get-together. But the most popular item in the Publix deli is the sub sandwiches. Appropriately nicknamed “Pub Subs,” these sandwiches hold a special place in our hearts. Most of us remember our very first Pub Sub, and over the years have perfected our orders. We won’t mention them by name, but other sandwich chains just can’t compete....
  • Trump administration charges Facebook with housing discrimination

    08/17/2018 8:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 17, 2018 | Patrick Temple-West
    The Trump administration today charged Facebook Inc. with violating housing discrimination laws. The social media company allows advertisers to divert housing listings away users who mention terms such as “assistance dog” and “mobility scooter,” or who live in certain zip codes, in violation of the Fair Housing Act, HUD alleged. In addition, the Justice Department today joined a lawsuit against Facebook, saying in a “statement of interest” that the company discriminates by helping advertisers pick preferred users. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing transactions including print and online advertisement on the basis of race, religion or sex, among...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/17/2018 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States is redirecting 230 million dollars in aid funds for Syria to other purposes. The State Department's Friday announcement emphasized that the US is not withdrawing from support for Syria but has found funding from other nations like Saudi Arabia to the tune of 300 million dollars. The Saudis have been deeply involved in Syria funding jihadist opposition groups that are on the verge of total defeat.... US District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who's presiding over the fraud trial of Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Virginia, says he's received death threats because of the case..... Two have been arrested...
  • Ultravision set to invest $4mn in new manufacturing facility in Dallas (Texas)

    08/17/2018 8:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Global Manufacturing ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sean Galea-Pace
    The leading innovator of LED displays and lighting, Ultravision International, is set to invest $4mn to unveil its new manufacturing lines in Dallas. The firm, who also manufacturers and distributes its lighting displays, has shown its commitment to its American workforce in a move that is expected to triple the company’s capacity of employees and increase its production output. Ultravision currently has 39 patents for LED lighting and LED modular display panel technologies. William Hall, CEO and co-founder of Ultravision International, said: “Ultravision fundamentally changed the LED industry by inventing light-weight, modular display panels that eliminate the need for cabinet...

    08/17/2018 8:08:28 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies
    Powerline ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | John Hinderaker
    The case that Bob Mueller has brought against Paul Manafort has nothing to do with Donald Trump or the 2016 election. It is irrelevant to any significant political issue. But Democrats worry that Mueller’s prosecution of Manafort for years-ago tax evasion may fail, thereby making a laughingstock of the special counsel investigation in which they have invested so much. What happens when Democrats are afraid they may lose a political battle? Things get nasty. Politico reports on the latest, shocking developments in the Manafort trial: Paul Manafort’s trial will stretch into a fourth week, as jurors headed home Friday without...
  • After a hiring blitz, where is Mustang's CAR-T manufacturing headed? (Bio-Pharma)

    08/17/2018 8:01:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Biopharma Dive ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jacob Bell
    Until recently, New York's Mustang Bio has focused its business exclusively on cell therapies. Earlier this week, the biotech announced plans to license an ex vivo lentiviral gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the treatment of a rare illness known as XSCID, otherwise known as bubble boy disease. The deal underscores what has been a year of growth for Mustang. In June, the company celebrated the opening of a 27,000-square-foot Massachusetts manufacturing plant that executives believe will be able to meet the clinical and commercial supply needs for its investigational CAR-T therapies. BioPharma Dive spoke with...
  • 'The only thing that seems to matter to her is herself and the attention she gets from men'

    08/17/2018 7:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    • Porn actress became a world star after she claimed she had sex with Trump • Stormy was due to appear on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday • But the 39-year-old pulled out at the last minute citing a custody battle • Now her mom Sheila Gregory, 64, has attacked her daughter as selfish and an attention seeker as she revealed she was relieved Stormy had cancelled • 'The girls would have hated her. All women do,' said Gregory • She said that even walking away from daughter Caden to appear on the show for three weeks was unfair...
  • Trump Calls it “a Disgrace” what Mueller is doing to Paul Manafort – Video 8/17/18

    08/17/2018 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 17, 2018 | Brian
    Could a pardon for Paul Manafort be in the offing if he is convicted by a jury? Perhaps. The jury in the Manafort Trial has still not reached a verdict. They have adjourned until Monday. Trump was asked today about a pardon, and he said, “I don’t talk about that.” But he did go on to say it is a “disgrace” the way Manafort has been treated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He also affirmed Manafort as “a very good man.” We all know Mueller is only going after Manafort in order to get Trump. It’s that simple. It is...
  • An Open Letter to Admiral William McRaven

    08/17/2018 6:00:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Admiral McRaven: Your OPED yesterday, which was picked up by every liberal media outlet in the country, was sadly indicative of the current state of mind of many of our nation’s recently retired and active duty senior military leaders. You stated that former CIA director John Brennan, “is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.” The man whom you describe as being...
  • With 'i-house,' manufactured housing goes chic

    08/17/2018 5:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Duncan Mansfield and the Associated Press
    From its bamboo floors to its rooftop deck, Clayton Homes' new industrial-chic "i-house" is about as far removed from a mobile home as an iPod from a record player. Architects at the country's largest manufactured home company embraced the basic rectangular form of what began as housing on wheels and gave it a postmodern turn with a distinctive v-shaped roofline, energy efficiency and luxury appointments. Stylistically, the "i-house" might be more at home in the pages of a cutting-edge architectural magazine like Dwell— an inspirational source — than among the Cape Cods and ranchers in the suburbs. The layout of...
  • Over 40 employers hiring at Job Fest Wednesday (Tennessee)

    08/17/2018 5:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | August 16, 2018 | Staff
    More than 40 Chattanooga area employers will be conducting job interviews and hiring workers during a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 22 hosted by EPIC Talent Solutions at the Chattanooga Times Free Press building, 400 E. 11th St. in downtown Chattanooga. Employers from a variety of industries will be offering full- and part-time positions in healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, professionals, general labor and seasonal jobs. The all-day job fair, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, is being conducted on the third floor of the Times Free Press building, two blocks east of Chattanooga City Hall. Persons are urged...
  • Even with google, it’s hard to find examples of assaults on reporters by right wing protesters

    08/17/2018 5:17:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 17, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Even with google, it’s hard to find examples of assaults on reporters by right wing protesters I just did the following two google searches. The first search was for reporters assaulted by left wing protesters. The second search was for reporters assaulted by right wing protesters. The only difference between the two searches was whether I used the word “left” or “right.”Here’s the link for the first search:…53848.55548.0.55651.….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.3.214…33i10k1j35i39k1.0.AUi-zi8SIoMAnd here’s the screen capture for the first search. And here’s what is on the screen when I scroll down to the very next, immediate part of the results for the first search: So...
  • Deep State Denizens Object to Losing Clearances [semi-satire]

    08/17/2018 5:11:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    This week's revocation of the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan elicited howls of protest from deep state apparatchiks. Brennan himself characterized the action as "treasonous. My ability to continue protecting this nation by leaking selected classified information to the media in our continuing effort to blunt the influence of President Trump is eviscerated by this cruel and callous act." Former FBI Director James Comey called it "an illegitimate use of executive authority. Nominally, a president has the power to award or remove anyone's access to classified material. But Trump's selective use of this authority against those of...
  • When Did Donald Trump become a Racist?

    08/17/2018 4:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | August 17, 2018 | Raynard Jackson
    With the mainstream media focusing on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots of last year, many news organizations are basically blaming President Trump for stoking the hatred and racial tension that led to the violence in that small college town, because of his coarse rhetoric on immigration and the NFL player protests. I will concede that Trump is not without blame in contributing to some of the coarseness of our society, but it’s hard to deny the fact that Trump has been consistent his whole, adult life. Trump has always been brash, arrogant, self-centered, abrasive in his language, and...
  • Would The U.S. Sanction China For Buying Iranian Oil?

    08/17/2018 3:00:56 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies ^ | 08-17-2018 | Irina
    A U.S. State Department official has suggested that Washington could impose sanctions on China if it continues to buy Iranian oil after November 4 when sanctions specifically targeting Iranian oil sales abroad will kick in, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ quotes newly appointed special representative and head of an Iran Action Group at the State Department as saying that, “The United States certainly hopes for full compliance by all nations in terms of not risking the threat of U.S. secondary sanctions if they continue with those transactions.” In addition, Brian Hook declined to rule out the possibility that...