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  • Russiagate: why did the press do it?

    03/25/2019 6:50:08 PM PDT · by lasereye · 6 replies
    NEO ^ | March 25, 2019 | jay bean
    Yesterday it was all about the Mueller report and the Barr letter. Today the news and commentary seems to be focusing more on the press itself: whether the MSM will ever own up to the magnitude of their mistake/lies (I very much doubt it). How much their coverage of Russiagate has damaged their reputation, and with whom. Whether they even recognize how much this has damaged their reputation. What their next move will be. And on and on and on—for a few examples, see this, this, this, this, and above all this from Matt Taibbi, who is most definitely not...
  • Trump-Russia collusion did affect an American election — the one in 2018

    03/25/2019 6:24:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/2019 | john Solomon
    Now that we know for sure that special counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. intelligence community and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees found no evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia to hijack the 2016 election, it is worth stepping back and evaluating the electoral impact of one of the greatest faux scandals in history. Before doing that, though, let’s summarize what we now know about the origins of the investigation. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee asked their law firm, Perkins Coie, to hire the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt during...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia ~ 26 MAR 2019

    03/25/2019 5:56:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 9 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, VirginiaJoint Base Langley–Eustis is a United States military facility located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. The base is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Langley Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Eustis which were merged on 1 October 2010. The base was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the two facilities which were nearby, but separate military installations, into a single Joint Base,...
  • BREAKING: Co-Conspirator In Alleged Avenatti Fraud Scheme Is CNN Analyst, Jussie Smollett's Lawyer

    03/25/2019 5:48:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 25 Mar 19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the alleged co-conspirator in the alleged Michael Avenatti fraud scheme is CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos, who is also Jussie Smollett's lawyer. The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said," the Journal reported. "According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the...
  • Border Patrol Takes a Rare Step in Shutting Down Inland Checkpoints

    03/25/2019 1:56:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2019 | Simon Romero
    The Border Patrol is taking the unusual step of shutting down its checkpoints across New Mexico and a swath of West Texas as officials scramble to respond to a surge in families requesting asylum along the Southwest border.
  • Flashback: Michael Avenatti Made 108 Appearances on CNN, MSNBC in Two-Month Period

    03/25/2019 12:33:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3-25-19
    Disgraced television lawyer Michael Avenatti ― who was arrested Monday for a series of alleged financial crimes ― made dozens of appearances on CNN and MSNBC in a 64-day period last year, turning the anti-Trump personality into a “resistance” folk hero, according to a report. U.S. prosecutors have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy said the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York...
  • Nike fined $14 million for blocking cross-border sales

    03/25/2019 12:19:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-25-19 | Foo Yun Chee
    U.S. sportswear maker Nike was hit with a 12.5 million euro ($14.14 million) fine Monday for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise of some of Europe's best-known clubs, the latest EU sanction against such restrictions. The European Commission said Nike's illegal practices occurred between 2004 to 2017 and related to licensed merchandise for FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan, AS Roma and the French Football Federation. The European Union case focused on Nike's role as a licensor for making and distributing licensed merchandise featuring a soccer club's brands and not its own trademarks. The sanction came after a two-year...
  • A Review of the Barr “Principal Conclusion” Notification, Overlaying Three Years of Background Rese

    03/25/2019 10:34:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 3/35/2019 | SUNDANCE
    CTH is going to break down the AG Barr Principal Conclusion notification letter against more than three years of background research. Yes, more than “three years“, is the correct time-frame here. The origin of the DOJ/FBI operation against Donald Trump goes back to 2015; the Mueller probe was a 2017 concluding chapter in the seditious conspiracy effort. I’m going to cite as much background as possible; however, this review encompasses so much granular history that some parts might be too complex for a person who only recently jumped into the story. Disclaimer: this outline does not fit the narrative from...
  • Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways

    03/24/2019 6:50:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2019 | Niall Stannage
    There was relief for the White House and frustration for President Trump’s foes on Sunday when a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings was released by Attorney General William Barr. The 22-month probe is over. Here are the main takeaways. A big win for Trump The president could hardly have hoped for a better outcome than the one delivered in Barr’s letter to Congress. “No collusion,” the president has always insisted. Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team now agree. “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Medal of Honor Day, March 25 ~ 25 March 2019

    03/24/2019 5:15:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 33 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 ~ Surprising Facts About The Medal of Honor Info from here.             On July 25, 1862, the Medal of Honor was created. Citations for Medal of Honor recipients describe feats of courage, strength, and resilience. Recipients overcame the paralysis of fear, and in some cases, they persevered in spite of...
  • Top-Ranking Democrat Says Mueller Report Doesn’t Matter — ‘We Know There Was Collusion’

    03/24/2019 9:42:30 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed Sunday that Congress will continue to investigate President Donald Trump regardless of the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller. “We know there was collusion,” Nadler insisted several times during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with guest host Dana Bash. “Why there’s been no indictments, we don’t know.”
  • Author, former Colorado journalist links marijuana to mental illness

    03/20/2019 8:54:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 147 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | Joey Bunch
    Alex Berenson .. people who think marijuana is medicine and a safe alternative to alcohol are fooling themselves... The industry’s money and political influence, along with the media’s acquiescence, have obscured the scientific links between marijuana and mental illness... “The problems are real and right in front of people,” he told a crowd at the History Colorado Center in Denver on Wednesday. It was his third Colorado talk in two days to discuss his new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.” “It’s like we all need glasses. ... The connection to psychosis is real.”...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 'We have to move on' from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal

    03/24/2019 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/18/19 | Valerie Richardson
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal has largely dropped from public view, and one Democratic presidential hopeful says it’s time to move on. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said Sunday that “we have to move on” after being asked about Mr. Northam in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” **SNIP** “If we spend our whole time, Chuck, talking about what men did wrong, we are never going to talk about what women can do right, including running for president and winning,” she said. After Mr. Todd said that the Northam situation wasn’t a “great picture” for Democrats, Ms. Klobuchar...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar faces hundreds of protesters outside CAIR fundraiser in California

    03/24/2019 12:58:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 3/24/19 | Louis Casiano
    U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar faced hundreds of protesters Saturday outside a Southern California fundraising event for the local chapter of a major advocacy group representing Muslim-Americans. “Burn the Quran!," “Ilhan Omar, go to hell!” and “Shame on you, terrorists!" were among some of the messages shouted outside a Woodland Hills hotel where the Minnesota Democrat spoke at a fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, according to a report. The town is about 25 miles northwest of downtown L.A. The protesters lined a sidewalk area, where they waved Israeli flags and denounced the freshman congresswoman...
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 24 March 2019

    03/23/2019 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • Macron says IS defeat removes 'significant threat' to France

    03/23/2019 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/19
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday that the fall of the so-called "caliphate" run by Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has removed a source of potential terror attacks against France. "A significant threat to our country" has been "eliminated", Macron said on Twitter, adding that "the step taken today is immense." "But the threat remains and the fight against terrorist groups must continue," he added. France has suffered a wave of jihadist-inspired terror attacks that have killed 250 people since 2015, when gunmen massacred 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The next day a...
  • Trump Supporters at Mar-a-Lago Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ as Mueller Investigation Ends

    03/23/2019 11:19:20 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2019 | charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday. The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say. The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report. “If Lindsey’s speaking, I want...
  • Mueller Probe's End Kicks Off Disclosure Fight With Democrats

    03/23/2019 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Mar 19 | Steven T. Dennis and Billy House
    Whatever Attorney General William Barr discloses about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats in Congress are certain to demand much more. Mueller submitted his final report to Barr late Friday, and the attorney general vowed “as much transparency as possible.” Barr said he could report to Congress on the probe’s principal conclusions “as soon as this weekend.” The decision on providing a fuller disclosure of Mueller’s work will come later. “I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the...