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  • Dutch police uncover 'torture chamber,' makeshift prison; 6 arrested

    07/08/2020 5:13:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 7/6/2020 | Frank Miles
    Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding. The grisly discovery was made last month by officers investigating leads generated by data from encrypted phones used by criminals. The communications network was cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of...
  • Fox News Host Judge Jeanine: Impeachment Efforts By Congress Are Like A Star Chamber

    10/20/2019 4:18:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 10/20/19 | Bruce Haring
    The current impeachment investigation by Congressman Adam Schiff is being conducted in a Star Chamber, according to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, speaking Saturday on her Justice With Judge Jeanine program. The Star Chamber was an English court that was active from the late 15th century to the mid-17th century. It was originally established to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against socially and politically prominent people. But it became synonymous with social and political oppression through the arbitrary use and abuse of the power it wielded. That, Pirro said, is the situation that’s currently underway in this country. The...
  • Inside Erdogan's torture chambers (Turkey)

    12/07/2018 3:27:32 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 6. Dec, 07:37 | Leighann Spencer- BRUSSELS
    Nato's Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a "scathing" report on Turkey. Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country's deterioration in human rights and rule of law, despite Turkey being one of its largest member states.The report mentioned the impact of emergency rule, elimination of independent media, and related concerns. But it left unmentioned other grave violations - namely, the fate of the thousands of people falsely imprisoned in the post-coup crackdown - including officials of Nato itself. One such Nato official is Cafer Topkaya, a Turkish man who was serving in Belgium at...
  • Decode the 'Restaurant Sanctuary' Astro-Turf--Safe From American Workers

    01/25/2017 7:55:50 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    01/25/2017 | CharlesOConnell
    Yesterday at Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, I get my bill, I ask the food service professional, 'Where's the Tip Line'? (You know, the place on the Merchant Copy where you write in your 10-15%.)  This is the Roseville CA restaurant whose Owner practices Ba-Hum-Buggery. 'Oh, the Owner doesn't feel like paying the Credit Card Company the surcharge, So We Get No Tips.' (I go off on nazi restaurateurs in my comment, below.) I carry cash to give to homeless people, not for the workers who have earned my tip, deprival of which is a form of stealing a worker's wages...
  • Wall St. Journal Trying to Manipulate Small Biz Yeomanry into US Chamber/Biz Rountable Thinking

    11/25/2016 12:13:20 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    11/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    'Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many' is the poison pill they're currently pedaling. The US Chamber and the Business Roundtable have made themselves the class enemies of small business yeomanry. (I live by an upper-middle-class neighborhood heavy with craftsmen and tradesmen; they are just as substantial as elite Ivy League 'Boaters' and Wall St. "We Ripped Their FACES Off!" Sharks.) Latino small biz owners don't need the Wall St. Journal's take on immigration, they are equally substantial with 'white' biz, if anything, more conservative. The Journo/Chamber/Rountable Axis only promotes defiance of law. Small...
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • Marco Rubio’s toupee almost flies off

    01/10/2016 5:04:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 67 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2016
    At least he’s wearing appropriate footwear this time…
  • GOP Escort Service for US Chamber wants WILBUR!

    08/31/2015 7:43:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 8/31/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy. Watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-7gpgXNWYIWhat could Day Quayle have learned from Donald Trump?This is the Dan Quayle who, in an alternate universe, escaped from his handlers, and showed that he's really an intelligent guy.Senator Bentson, if Jack Kennedy could rise from the grave this moment, see a Democrat party that is the thrall of the abortion industry and homosexualists, he would think that the Communists had taken over his beloved party. If there's anything the American people are...
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages

    01/21/2015 2:04:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Ben Schreckinger and Seung Min Kim
    After Republicans sent mixed signals on immigration in their two official rebuttals to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus struggled to explain the disparity on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s State of the Union rebuttal made no mention of the topic, but the Spanish-language version of the rebuttal, delivered by Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, said Republicans wanted to work with Obama to fix the immigration system. (SNIP) When pressed further on how that explained the disparity, Priebus said, “I think we’ve been talking about this executive amnesty action that...
  • Iowa GOP votes to overturn Obama's immigration action (Ernst undecided)

    01/17/2015 2:28:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    wcfcourier.com ^ | ED TIBBETTS
    DAVENPORT | Iowa's Republican congressional delegation unanimously backed a move in the U.S. House Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, tying the measures to a Department of Homeland Security bill that now will go to the Senate. Reps. Rod Blum, Steve King and David Young all backed passage of the bill, along with the amendments aimed at undermining the president's moves on immigration that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants the ability to stay in the U.S. (SNIP) On a conference call with reporters, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she had not decided yet whether it...
  • Chamber Of Commerce Has Spent $15 Million On Races Where GOP Opposes Them On Immigration

    10/14/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | October 14, 2014 | John Stanton
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may want the GOP to change its tune on immigration policy, but that isn’t stopping the powerful business lobby from pouring more than $15 million into efforts to re-elect nearly two dozen Republicans who disagree with them. In fact, in four Senate races in North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, and Kentucky that could determine control of the Senate, the Chamber has spent nearly $7.8 million propping up Republicans against providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Earlier this year the Chamber made clear that it would not base its support for candidates solely on their...
  • Mike Rounds Tries to Hide Amnesty Support

    10/08/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Senate Conservatives ^ | July 02, 2013
    Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) made the following statement about Mike Rounds, the liberal Republican candidate running for U.S. Senate in South Dakota. "Mike Rounds is trying to hide his pro-amnesty record by pretending to oppose the Senate's immigration bill, but he co-signed a report in February endorsing the same misguided policies," said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. "That's why his immigration task force welcomed the bill's passage in the Senate. "Mike Rounds now says he wants the border fence built before amnesty, but the report he signed earlier this year didn't call for more fencing and it didn't...
  • Analyst: Tillis doing worse with white voters than Dole in 2008, Romney in 2012 (& McCrory got 70%)

    10/02/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Over at the conservative web site Ace of Spades HQ, we’ve got some more eye-opening analysis on the Senate race: [...] Senator Hagan’s thin lead suggests a close race, much like what we saw in Alaska, Colorado, and Iowa, but unlike her collegues there, she has managed to stay ahead. (SNIP) As you can see, not even Elizabeth Dole, who lost her seat in 2008 by an 8-pt margin, did as poorly with white voters as Tillis is doing now. She carried them by 18-pts.
  • Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

    08/13/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.” "The U.S. Chamber believes", he writes, "that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in...
  • Arizona Gubernatorial hopefuls back amnesty at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; except Thomas & Riggs

    07/02/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Asked whether they would have signed SB1070 in 2010: Christine Jones – ‘…There are millions upon millions of people living in the shadows in this country…’ Frank Riggs – ‘…I support the employer sanctions law and the detention of individuals under the show me your papers law…’ Scott Smith: ‘…Whether you like it or not this is a federal issue.’ The best way to secure the border is by expanding legal trade…’ Andrew Thomas – ‘…We need to put the National Guard on the border, we need to build a fence, and we need to deal with liberal judges who...
  • GOP created a nativist monster: How radical wingnuts seized the party

    07/01/2014 10:10:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | Heather Digby Parton
    Politico ran an interesting article last Friday about the apparent stall of momentum on immigration reform that was assumed to be on the way to a reasonable compromise just a few months ago. It begins, naturally, with an assault on the liberal immigration reform groups for speaking out of turn and making the president angry with their incessant demands. He’s quoted as saying “If you take the pressure off of them and put it on me, you’ll guarantee that there is no legislation.” Evidently he actually believed that the Republicans would respond to pressure from Hispanic rights groups. (One might...
  • Michael Savage: Rand Paul looks more and more like a Democrat

    06/28/2014 2:57:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    In hopes of avoiding Chris McDaniel’s fate, Rand Paul has worked tirelessly to shed his image as a fringe, right-wing ideologue. (SNIP) "Every day, the guy looks more and more like a Democrat. Every speech he gives, ‘Republicans are too quick to wanna fight…’. Every day, Rand Paul is showing himself to be the shrimpboat that I always knew he was." I never trusted him. I liked his father better than him.
  • Romney backs challenger in Michigan

    06/12/2014 1:12:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014, 10:40 am | Cameron Joseph
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) is endorsing businessman Dave Trott (R) in his primary against Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), the latest big-name Republican to weigh in on Trott's behalf. "As someone who grew up in Michigan and has family currently living in the 11th District, I am confident that Dave Trott has the honesty, integrity and experience we need in Washington," Romney said in a statement released by Trott's campaign. "As a job-creator, Dave Trott knows how to balance budgets, cut spending, and fix the mess in Washington. I am proud to endorse Dave Trott for Congress."
  • Top Contributors in 2014 Race: Virginia District 07

    Blackstone Group $65,500 Scoggin Capital Management $40,400 Goldman Sachs $26,600 Altria Group $25,600 Charmer Sunbelt Group $25,000 Oracle Corp $25,000 White & Case $25,000 Verizon Communications $24,600 NorPAC $24,560 (SNIP) BRAT:Baugh Auto Body $5,400 Emory University Hospital $2,600 Magenta Consulting $2,600 McGuire Woods $2,600 Power Monitors $2,600 Covered Cleaning Concepts $2,500 G3 Systems Inc $2,500 HydroTec Inc $2,500 Walker Fitness $2,50