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  • Why does my remote control need to know my location?

    02/21/2019 5:15:18 AM PST · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Terence eden ^ | 2019-02-21 | by @edent
    Why does my remote control need to know my location? 2019-02-21 by @edent | #android #app #location #privacy Here's an interesting user-hostile pattern which could easily be avoided if programmers and business-people thought like regular humans.I have a Pioneer / Onkyo sound system. It's pretty nice and comes with a (not too crappy) Android app to let me remote control it.One day, the app updated itself. The changelog was the usual bland "bug fixes and improvements" message, but when I opened it, this happened:Why does a remote control need to know my location? I assumed it was for some marketing...
  • Jussie Smollett attack: Smollett officially a suspect in criminal investigation...

    02/20/2019 2:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 2/20/2019
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony. Guglielmi said CPD detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury. Earlier Gugliemi confirmed prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett's attorneys as part of their investigation into an alleged attack on the "Empire" actor. "We are hopeful that we'll have a chance to ask the questions that we have," Guglielmi said. "It doesn't matter what the investigation shows; if you have information that's helpful to law...
  • Justin Fairfax accuser speaks out as Virginia House Democrats end calls for impeachment

    02/20/2019 7:54:12 AM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2019 | Emily Tillett
    Virginia House Democrats are deferring to law enforcement officials to carry out their investigation into accusations that Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted two women. This comes after a delegate in the Virginia legislature backed down from calls he made to impeach Fairfax. Democrat Patrick Hope had threatened to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax, telling reporters that there is "no question that violent sexual assault qualifies as an impeachable high crime." Hope said that he had drafted language for his colleagues as a first step to take action against the Lt. Governor. ... But the Virginia House Democrats said...
  • Trump suggests Rosenstein, McCabe are ‘treasonous,’ citing Fox News

    02/19/2019 3:25:59 AM PST · by yandexja · 84 replies
    Info Banquet ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | Ibadmin
    President Trump suggested Monday night that former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe committed treason, making his case in a tweet that cited Fox News’s Sean Hannity, hours after lobbing similar claims at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Trump sent the tweet during Hannity’s nightly show, in which the host assailed McCabe for claiming that he and Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power. Quoting Hannity, Trump wrote, “’The biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in our history, and it’s much worse than we thought. Andrew McCabe (FBI) admitted to plotting a coup (government overthrow)...
  • Political Incompetence and Questionable Science

    02/19/2019 1:32:57 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    It is easy to see that the Democrats were the victims not only of their incompetence but also of corruption in science -- corruption that has a considerable amount of Democrat effort put into it. Here is an example from the past: In the mid-1980s, I was invited to an international scientific conference in Moscow relating to environmental pollution. It was obvious from the abstracts published before the opening of the conference that human civilization was guaranteed to die out by the year 2000 because of pollution. I was young, believed in science, and so upset that even my boss...
  • Nolte: Networks Refuse to Cover Senate’s ‘No Russia Collusion’ Report

    02/18/2019 8:10:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2019 | John Nolte
    The same networks that spent 2,202 minutes of collective airtime to push the Russia Collusion Media-Hoax are refusing to cover the Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since...
  • AOC - Doing Some Swamp Draining of Her Own? (Vanity)

    02/18/2019 5:43:47 AM PST · by super7man · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 02/11/2019 | youtube
    Aside from trying to be cute, AOC seems to be asking questions that may have some Dems and Reps scurrying for cover. Seems to me good questions about means for Congressional corruption. I have no idea what these hearings are. Two thoughts: Looks to me like the Trey Gowdy style of exposing things. Lots of questions, no action. Would love to see AOC's balance sheet two years from now.
  • U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

    02/17/2019 11:41:44 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 116 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Alex Newman
    For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement...
  • Canada’s SNC Lavalin corruption scandal—Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau go to jail?

    02/17/2019 10:43:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/19 | Colin Alexander
    Trudeau’s government was already shabby before this scandal broke—all style and no substance. But even the harshest critics of the bumptious Trudeau could not have expected to be thinking now in terms of criminal corruption Canada’s SNC Lavalin bribery scandal strikes at the heart of the legitimacy of capitalism operating presumptively under the rule of law. It also strikes at the foundations of credible accountability—read honesty and lawful conduct—in the office of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s been common knowledge for years that SNC Lavalin engaged in corrupt practices, both at home and abroad. The immediate focus is the...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer: Rosenstein said two Cabinet officials were 'ready to support' effort to oust Trump

    02/17/2019 8:46:19 AM PST · by budj · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former FBI general counsel James Baker testified to Congress last fall that he was told by two officials that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said a pair of Cabinet officials was "ready to support" an effort to remove President Trump from office.
  • Congress To Vote On Yet Another Huge Spending Bill No One Has Read

    02/14/2019 11:56:41 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2019 | Christopher Jacobs
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Congress rams through a massive piece of legislation costing hundreds of billions of dollars without bothering to read it. Meet Congress under a Democratic majority—same as under the old majority. Late Wednesday evening, congressional leaders still had not publicly released their omnibus appropriations legislation, and were not planning to do so until near midnight—hardly an auspicious time to embark on reading a bill exceeding 1,000 pages:
  • New Mexico democrats lock republican lawmakers out to pass dangerous gun bills

    02/09/2019 3:29:43 PM PST · by girlangler · 58 replies | February 8, 2019 | State Rep. Kelly Fajardo was
  • What If... (Vanity)

    02/08/2019 6:54:20 PM PST · by Enough_Deceit · 18 replies
    Self | 2/8/2019 | Enough_Deceit
    These are some rather strange thoughts I have had when thinking back on the last Presidential election. I have no proof of anything, nor have I ever come across any evidence of this, but these thoughts have crossed my mind. We all know that "She-who's-name-must-not-be-mentioned" (SWNMNBM)Clinton and her minions messed around with Sander's campaign. What if she messed around somehow with the republican primaries, ensuring Trump winning the spot for the Republican Party's candidate for president. She would want to find what she thought would be the most repugnant, obnoxious candidate to run against. She would think that Trump would...
  • Amazon is reportedly reconsidering its plan to open a second headquarters in NYC

    02/08/2019 12:12:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    Vox ^ | 2-9-2019 | Baby Del Ville
    Amazon may not be coming to Long Island City after all. The e-commerce giant is reconsidering its plans to open a new 25,000-employee office in the Queens, New York neighborhood, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Two people “familiar with the company’s thinking” told the Post that Amazon was turned off by growing local opposition to the deal, which has been building up since Amazon announced it would be building part of its so-called second headquarters in the Queens neighborhood last November. “The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially...
  • Democrats unveil Green New Deal with support from at least 5 presidential hopefuls

    02/08/2019 2:24:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/07/19 | Matthew Daly
    Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump's failure to mention climate change in his State of the Union address. **SNIP** With a whiff of presidential politics and a rock-star freshman in attendance, Democrats drew an unusually large crowd for the Green New Deal unveiling. The outdoor event was attended by more journalists and activists than lawmakers. It was a notable gathering for a proposal that is not a bill,...
  • VA Evicts Groups that Help Vets; Dog Park, Baseball Stadium, Prep School Athletic Fields...

    02/08/2019 7:08:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 07, 2019 | Staff
    Full TITLE: VA Evicts Groups that Help Vets; Dog Park, Baseball Stadium, Prep School Athletic Fields, Upscale Store Parking Stay ================================================================== The Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) facility that illegally rents its sprawling grounds to institutions that don’t serve veterans just evicted several groups dedicated to veterans, including a nonprofit that for decades has comforted dying vets and another that helps those who are disabled. While the VA gave the volunteer organizations the boot without offering an explanation, it continues housing a parking lot for nearby upscale shops, a university baseball stadium, a dog park for the professional dog walkers...
  • US Congressional Panel Introduced Bill to Remove Per-Country Green Card Limits

    02/07/2019 10:46:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    outlookIndia ^ | 08 Feb 2019 | uncredited
    Republican Mike Lee and Democratic presidential aspirant Kamala Harris introduced the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Wednesday, a bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards.
  • Did The Department Of Justice Protect Brenda Snipes From Prosecution For Ballot Destruction?

    02/07/2019 4:34:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies ^ | 02/07/19 | Elizabeth Vos
    A vast caldera of public rage has rightfully been aimed at Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Brenda Snipes over the last few years. However, it is important to remember that Wasserman-Schultz and Snipes are merely the public faces of an extensive, deeply problematic system of corruption. It is then also essential to understand who, and what mechanisms, have allowed figures like Wasserman-Schultz, Snipes, the Awan brothers, and others to go unprosecuted. This issue became clearer earlier this week when former congressional candidate Tim Canova Tweeted: As readers may recall, Snipes illegally destroyed ballots from the 2016 primary race between Wasserman-Schultz and Tim...
  • More Green New Deal Proposals: Let’s Replace Air Travel With High-Speed Rail

    02/07/2019 12:21:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2019 | John Sexton
    The Green New Deal (GND) outline released today by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey calls for a total overhaul of the U.S. transportation system. Specifically, the GND states that over the next decade America must “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”The GND proposal released today came in a couple of different packages. There is an actual resolution which proposes a transportation overhaul “as much as is technologically feasible.” overhauling transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically...
  • I'm Suing the Government. It Has a Problem With That.

    02/07/2019 8:48:12 AM PST · by centurion316 · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 7, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A federal appeals court recently heard oral arguments in my lawsuit against former Attorney General Eric Holder, unnamed “John Doe” federal agents at the FBI and Justice Department, and others. At issue are the intrusions into my computers while I worked as an investigative reporter for CBS News, revealed by multiple forensic investigations showing use of proprietary government surveillance programs. It was clear early on that the Justice Department was not interested in investigating or prosecuting its own. So I began the search to find the facts about the invasion into my computers and life. That morphed into a lawsuit...