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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel: WORD POWER ~ 19 August 2018

    08/18/2018 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 1 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          WORD POWER!! During the invasion of Salerno, Allied forces employed propaganda on a scale they had never tried before. Artillery was used to fire shells, each containing thousands of leaflets, encouraging the Germans to surrender and promising them humane treatment if they did. The shells would open about 300 feet in the air and rain down the leaflets on German troops. One British Major made no secret of his anger at having to fire leaflets at the enemy instead of high explosives. In a short while, however, he changed his mind. For days his men had...
  • Ocasio-Cortez defends banning press from event: We wanted ‘residents to feel safe’

    08/18/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Democratic congressional Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended banning press from a public town hall this week, saying the move was meant to protect residents of vulnerable communities. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday responded to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim, who wrote that the candidate “is in for a rough time on Capitol Hill -- where reporters roam freely at all hours of the day and night -- if this is her attitude toward the press.” The reporter also tweeted that the campaign should have made the event private, rather than making it public and stopping the press from attending.
  • Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

    08/18/2018 4:08:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/18/2018 | BBC
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticized for inviting him. Mr. Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern Austrian province of Styria. Opposition politicians have accused Ms. Kneissl of undermining EU foreign policy with her choice of guest.... Mr. Putin arrived with a bunch of flowers for the bride and was accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers who performed for the guests. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian media that he also presented the newlyweds with a painting of village life,...
  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • United Nations: Peacekeeping could protect Gazans from Israel

    08/18/2018 12:17:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/18
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned Israel's "violence" towards Gaza and suggested an international peacekeeping force could protect Gazans in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. The peacekeeping force could be made of civilian observers, an armed military, or a police force. Guterres also proposed increasing humanitarian aid. His suggestions come after the submission of a 14-page report requested by the General Assembly in June response to a surge of violence in Gaza. On Friday night, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon emphasized that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." "Instead of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 18 August 2018

    08/17/2018 6:36:16 PM PDT · by LUV W · 142 replies
    The best military and vets in the whole wide world | The Canteen DJs
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  • Judge denies motion to quash Twin Peaks indictment (Waco)

    08/17/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/17/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A McLennan County judge on Friday denied a motion from Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington to quash the May rioting indictment against him on procedural grounds. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court, who conducted a hearing July 27, issued his ruling in a brief order Friday, saying only that the motion is denied. Pilkington, 40, a Bandido from Mexia, was among 155 bikers initially indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in the May 2015 shootout that left nine bikers dead and 20 injured. Prosecutors sought re-indictments May 9 against 24 bikers on new charges, including...
  • Surprising Support for Trump Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

    08/17/2018 3:09:03 PM PDT · by onyx · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    This may be a sign that the tide is turning and the cabal that conspired to fix the 2016 presidential election and then, when that failed, remove Trump from office is going to be exposed and ultimately held to account. As the Democrats and their media enablers bloviate about John Brennan's imaginary First Amendment right to a perpetual security clearance, a statement of support for the president came from an unexpected source yesterday. Lou Dobbs tweeted: @realDonaldTrump #AmericaFirst #Dobbs — Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 16, 2018
  • Pakistan election results: Voters reject religious extremists

    08/17/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 08:31 July 27, 2018 | Ashfaq Ahmed, Deputy UAE Editor
    Dubai: This election has been unique and surprises keep on coming as the polling results are announced. Apart from Imran Khan’s victory, another important factor that has surfaced quite significantly is the worst ever defeat faced by the extremists and religious factions in the country. Top religious party chiefs such as Maulana Fazalur Rehman and Sirajul Haq were summarily rejected by the voters. Similarly, candidates of Labaikh Tehreek lost miserably and none of the candidates fielded by the banned religious outfit headed by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed could secure a seat. It is a clear indication that Pakistani people are freeing...
  • Hundreds of Thousands are Illegally Registered to Vote in Texas

    08/17/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 77 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ross Kecseg
    Conservative leaders are calling on the Texas governor to prevent non-citizens and other ineligible persons from voting illegally. According to a statement issued at today’s press conference, more than 280,000 non-citizens in Texas are registered to vote, with another four million registered voters in question. Direct Action Texas (DAT), a watchdog organization known for exposing mail ballot fraud in numerous counties across Texas, released a statement today regarding its concerns. Aaron Harris, the group’s Executive Director, told Texas Scorecard: “We are calling on Gov. Abbott to direct the Secretary of State to verify citizenship of all voter registrations. I see...
  • Jury signals it needs more time for Manafort verdict

    08/17/2018 12:26:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2018 | LYDIA WHEELER AND MORGAN CHALFANT
    The jury in the criminal tax and bank fraud trial against one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort signaled in a note to the judge Friday afternoon they are unlikely to reach a verdict before the weekend. In a note to Judge T.S. Ellis III, the jury said they would like to finish at 5 p.m. because one of the jurors has an event they would like to attend. Ellis said he will bring the jury back in the courtroom at ten minutes to 5 p.m. to ask what time they would like to reconvene on Monday. The jury deliberations now...
  • Rapper LAJ Money to be deported to Sierra Leone

    08/17/2018 7:50:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies ^ | Friday, August 17, 2018
    Leone’s famous rapper LAJ , who was serving 8 years prison term for Identity theft, credit card fraud, carrying fake immigration documents, car theft in the United States was released two days ago for good behaviour, the USA plans to deport him to Sierra Leone. According to inside sources LAJ complained from his halfway house that he would be deported to Sierra Leone at anytime in the future, though he said he never want to go back to Sierra Leone because of the fact the he has no professional job training and his life will be difficult given the fact...
  • Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

    08/17/2018 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | August 16, 2018 | Robert VerBruggen
    In on-line forums, parents have been reporting that their children are experiencing what is described here as “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” appearing for the first time during puberty or even after its completion. The onset of gender dysphoria seemed to occur in the context of belonging to a peer group where one, multiple, or even all of the friends have become gender dysphoric and transgender-identified during the same timeframe. Parents also report that their children exhibited an increase in social media/internet use prior to disclosure of a transgender identity. The purpose of this study was to document and explore these observations...
  • Four children stabbed in south London with one boy being ‘disembowelled’

    08/17/2018 7:12:59 AM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    MetroUK, Associated Newspapers Limited ^ | August 17, 2018 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    A boy is fighting for his life after he was allegedly disembowelled when he was stabbed on a south London housing estate. He was one of four children who were taken to hospitals in south London following the incident at Landor House, Camberwell yesterday.
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...

    08/17/2018 3:03:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/18 | Luke Rosiak
    An attorney filed a sentencing memo on behalf of former House IT aide Imran Awan, claiming that President Donald Trump, other Republicans, and “conspiratorial media” attacks serve as a sufficient substitute for jail time for his client’s bank fraud conviction. Attorney Chris Gowen, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, argued to Judge Tanya Chutkan, a President Barack Obama-appointee, that Imran should be spared jail, in part because of Trump, who engaged in “incoherent rambling” about the former IT aide. “Considering … the conduct of several government officials, including the president of the United States, Imran Awan respectfully requests this court...
  • Clyburn: I'll run for Speaker if Pelosi doesn't have enough votes to win

    08/17/2018 2:18:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he would step in to run for Speaker of the House if Democrats take back the chamber in November and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not appear to have the votes, he told The New York Times. The comments are the latest indication he is exploring a run for the Speakership. **SNIP** Clyburn, who is currently the third highest ranking Democrat in the House, would be the body’s first black Speaker. He said his claiming the Speakership would “put to bed forever the notion that the Democratic Caucus is taking black voters for granted.”
  • Cuomo still feeling heat for saying America ‘was never that great’

    08/17/2018 2:06:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/16/18 | Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile
    Democrats on Thursday distanced themselves from Gov. Cuomo’s eye-popping remark that America “was never that great.” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the comment “inartful” and “clumsy.” “We are a great country and a great city — we could even be greater,” Johnson said in an interview on WNYC radio. Upstate Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko claimed ignorance. “I haven’t heard about it,” Tonko told Albany’s WNYT TV.
  • Republicans compare Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Venezuelan dictator (DNC's 'Mini-Maduro')

    08/17/2018 12:56:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/16/18 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN) - The Republican National Committee on Thursday took a heavy swipe at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- the 28-year-old Latina who unseated a long-serving Democratic congressman in New York's June primary -- comparing her to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro. A Bronx native with Puerto Rican roots, Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic socialist and -- as of less than two months ago -- a leading figure on the progressive left, which has notched a handful of high-profile Democratic primary wins in 2018 while advocating for programs like "Medicare-for-all" and tuition-free college. In their email, the RNC calls Ocasio-Cortez the "Mini-Maduro Foreboding The Future...
  • Despite Allegations Against Ellison, DFL Attempts To Show Unity

    08/17/2018 12:40:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/18 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFL leaders called a press conference Thursday to show harmony after a bruising primary election. But if this is Democratic unity, one wonders what DFL dissension looks like. At the news conference, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin was peppered with questions about embattled Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison. “What I would say is that our party takes any allegation of domestic abuse seriously,” he said. “It’s a fluid situation. It’s still developing.”