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  • How to go “Dark” on the Internet

    11/19/2018 2:49:33 AM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies
    darkgovernment ^ | 19NOV18 | Editorial staff
    How to go “Dark” on the Internet How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here’s how to do it.For mildly famous (or infamous) individuals, disappearing is essentially impossible, but for the average person it’s surprisingly easy. It just depends on much info is already out there.Step 1: Delete Your...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Ripley ~ 19 November 2018

    11/18/2018 5:04:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ John Ripley Info from here.              John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War. On Easter morning 1972, Captain Ripley, repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire...
  • Trump dismisses criticism from Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden mission

    11/18/2018 3:56:04 PM PST · by quasimodo_79 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Megan Keller
    "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted during a discussion with the president that William McRaven has said Trump's attacks on the media are the "greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime." Trump in response called McRaven a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer." "Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?" Trump asked. "You know, living — think of this — living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer. But living in Pakistan right...
  • California regulator lays groundwork for PG&E bailout

    11/18/2018 1:46:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    DNC Vetted then the San Franciso Chronicle ^ | Nov 15,2018 YES NOV 15th! | JD Morris
    Capping a wild day on Wall Street in which Pacific Gas and Electric Co. stock crashed and soared as investors weighed the prospect of government aid, California’s top utility regulator said Thursday his agency can help the utility avoid financial catastrophe because of the state’s raging wildfires. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said his agency does not want PG&E and the state’s other investor-owned utilities to file for bankruptcy. In a move he conceded was unusual, he briefed investors and analysts on his views before issuing a public statement Thursday, a decision that may have contributed...
  • Broward counts the wrong ballots as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline

    11/17/2018 1:15:54 PM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward County’s second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots. Hundreds of volunteers spent most of Friday sorting through 32,000 overvotes and undervotes in the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Broward officials announced Friday night they had finished their manual recount. On Saturday, the volunteers started sorting about 22,000 undervotes and overvotes in the contentious contest for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. That came to a grinding...
  • Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

    11/18/2018 9:54:28 AM PST · by ETL · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Maxim Lott | Fox News
    A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper. Just two weeks after publication, the study authors have revised their paper, and now conclude that the oceans are warming fast -- but at the same rate as other measurements have found. A study co-author took responsibility for the error. “I accept responsibility for these oversights because it was my role to...
  • Adam Schiff deems Matt Whitaker a 'flawed appointment'

    11/18/2018 8:17:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Rep. Adam Schiff of California on Sunday said Democrats will be keeping a close eye on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, deeming him a “flawed appointment” who cannot be trusted to guide the Russia investigation. Mr. Schiff, who is poised to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his panel will root out and expose any efforts Mr. Whitaker takes to curb special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential interference in the 2016 election. The acting attorney general has criticized the scope of the investigation in the past. Mr. Schiff also said Mr. Trump’s decision to tap Mr. Whitaker...
  • Trump gives Whitaker free rein over Mueller probe: 'It's going to be up to him'

    11/18/2018 8:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump on Sunday said he is giving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker free rein over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, including limiting or shutting down the investigation. “It’s going to be up to him,” Mr. Trump said in an interview aired on Fox News Sunday.” “I wouldn’t get involved.”
  • 'Swamp Watch': Steve Hilton Takes on Maxine Waters' 'Conflict Donations'

    11/18/2018 5:26:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/18
    **SNIP** He noted that Waters was the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation in 2010 over a meeting she arranged between the Treasury Department and representatives of OneUnited bank, where her husband was a notable shareholder. OneUnited went on to obtain $12 million in federal bailout funding. The ethics charges against Waters were dropped in 2012. "By the time Maxine Waters scheduled the meeting with the Treasury secretary, her husband owned approximately $350,000 in OneUnited stock, all of which would have likely gone down the drain without the bailout money she helped secure," Hilton said. "How lovely for Maxine...
  • After a bumpy day of missing ballots, troubled Broward recount put on ice until the morning

    11/18/2018 5:12:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 11/17/18 | Anthony Man, Tonya Alanez
    Broward County’s ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of: “The ballots are in this building.” “There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building. The ballots are in the building.” With a noon Sunday deadline looming, the three-person Canvassing Board was nonplussed and uncertain what to do.
  • MAGA Blocks are the perfect holiday gift (trunc)

    11/18/2018 3:38:49 AM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies
    boingboing ^ | 18NOV18 | editorial staff
    After you've ordered your Trumpy Bear, be sure to pick up the Build the Wall set of MAGA Blocks. This 101-piece block set will have your kids turning away desperate refugees in no time. Comes with a President Trump mini-figure wearing a MAGA hard hat! This fun for the whole family comes from the folks at KeepAndBear.com, which offers a staggering array of unlicensed Trump garbage including CNN toilet paper and Trump Sends Hillary to Prison action figures. Sigh.(via KeepandBear)
  • Russia extends condolences over California wildfire-embassy

    11/17/2018 9:06:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Tass ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tass
    The Russian Embassy in the US extends condolences to residents of California regarding the tragic consequences of wildfires raging across the US state, the embassy stated on Twitter. "We extend our most sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the people of #California regarding the huge amount of damage and dozens of human casualties caused by destructive forest fires," the Russian diplomatic mission wrote. So far, the California wildfires death toll has reached 79 people, while 1,276 people are reported missing...
  • Police arrest 6 in dueling Portland rallies involving Patriot Prayer

    11/17/2018 7:00:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/17/2018 | Eder Campuzzo
    Dueling ralliea concluded with police trying to separate members of Vancouver, Washington-based Patriot Prayer and counter-demonstrators as the two groups quarreled in the streets Saturday afternoon. Media at the scene reported small scuffles breaking out, and police reported six arrests. The scene unfolded days after Portland City Council voted down Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance to regulate some protests. Police, federal and municipal, kept the groups separate for most of the day.....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING THANKS ~ 18 November 2018

    11/17/2018 5:01:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      ~ GIVING THANKS ~     Psalm 92:1 - 5 1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very...
  • Governor [ Brown, Calif ] signs bill allowing utilities to increase fees to pay for fire settlements

    11/17/2018 2:58:26 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 62 replies
    krcrtv.com ^ | Sept 21, 2018 | AP
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires. Brown announced Friday he'd signed the bill, which is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The massive utility faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. The measure is the most hotly contested part of a wide-ranging plan to reduce the growing threat of wildfires.
  • Expert: Florida Dems Alleged Election Fraud ‘Potentially Grounds for RICO’ Investigation

    11/16/2018 9:49:38 PM PST · by NotaLowTBoomer · 29 replies
    The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight‘s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that a report revealing that Florida Democrats asked voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day is a “smoking gun” and could possibly lead to a racketeering investigation.
  • Elvis Wasn’t Racist. Neither Is Giving Him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/17/2018 11:00:03 AM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Mark Hemingway
    Even if Elvis popularized an art form that people of another race largely invented, it’s hard to argue that a lots and lots of successful black artists didn’t walk right through the doors he opened. Presley was initially a hero among black musicians in Memphis for that reason, and there’s no reason to think Elvis himself was racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. In 1956, it was reported the ‘“the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon cracked Memphis’s segregation laws” by attending the Memphis Fairgrounds amusement park “during what is designated as ‘colored night.’”Elvis’s personal reputation for being opposed to racism is...
  • How American Citizens Finance $18.5 Billion In Health Care For Unauthorized Immigrants

    11/17/2018 10:46:16 AM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | FEB 26, 2018 | Chris Conover
    I recently did an interesting interview with Dan Gorenstein, a health care reporter with station WHYY and NPR's radio business show Marketplace on the issue of tax-financed health care for unauthorized immigrants [1]. The piece that aired did not include any of my remarks, but I thought it would be useful to give readers my perspective on this knotty policy question based on both background research I did to prepare for the interview and follow-on research I did in light of the questions posed in the interview. Current federal policy is to prohibit federal tax funding of health care to...
  • French protesters railing against Macron block roads

    11/17/2018 8:45:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Nov 2018 | Sarah White, Caroline Pailliez
    PARIS (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on motorways across France on Saturday to protest against higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, in a campaign of road blockades in which one protester was accidentally killed and dozens were injured. Dubbed the “yellow vests”, protesters took to motorway sliproads and tunnel entrances, causing major back-ups at some highway tolls and blocking access to airports, including in Toulouse. The demonstrations, coordinated on social media, and born out of a backlash against rising fuel prices, are the latest confrontation between Macron and dissatisfied voters who view the former investment banker as out...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Roy Clark RIP ~ 17 November 2018

    11/16/2018 6:03:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 301 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
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