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  • NBC’s Chuck Todd gets hometown honor in Miami

    02/09/2018 12:18:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 2/9/18 | Alex Leary
    Miami's Chuck Todd, the TV journalist, will be inducted this weekend into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. Todd, 45, went to Miami Killian Senior High School then attended college in Washington, where he launched a reporting career that has resulted in moderating Meet the Press.
  • HOW CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN TARGETED JAMES COMEY

    02/09/2018 12:14:24 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2/9/2018 | Lee Smith
    ...Just as the dossier’s credibility began to wane—none of the allegations regarding Trump have been verified—a New York Times article from Dec. 30, 2017 corrected the record to show that the FBI’s inquiry into the Trump team’s possible ties to Russia in fact had nothing to do with the Steele dossier, or Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as the paper had been reporting for the past year. No, it began after a meeting between Papadopoulos and the Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer, in a London bar, back in May 2016. At that meeting, Papadopoulos, who, according to...
  • FBI Deception from 2016 CERT FISA Memo Opinion Order April 2017

    02/09/2018 12:07:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | FR Exclusive by 11th_VA
    In this 99 page document that was used as the basis of the Nunes memo, interesting finding on page 87:The improper access granted to the ______ contractors was apparently in place ________________ and seems to have been the result of deliberate decision making. Despite the existence of an interagency memorandum of understanding (presumably reviewed by FBI Lawyers), no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016.
  • Dreamers Threaten Congress, We’ll Leave the United States if No DACA Deal Is Reached

    02/09/2018 12:02:26 PM PST · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 9, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    It might be the worst “Mexican standoff” in history. As the deadline to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program approaches, some illegal immigrants are issuing a bizarre ultimatum: Pass a deal to extend DACA, or else… we’ll leave the country. Which is, of course, exactly what the law says anyway. “Dreamers” have already been living in the country illegally for years, but now apparently think that threatening to leave will somehow motivate Congress to give them what they want. If a DACA extension isn’t passed, “I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible,” illegal alien...
  • Trump prefers oral report to reading daily intel briefing: report

    02/09/2018 11:51:59 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    President Trump is declining to read his daily brief and is instead having officials orally brief him on certain issues, The Washington Post reported Friday. Trump is breaking with precedent set by seven past presidents in choosing to rarely read the daily briefing, which includes what officials have deemed to be the most important U.S. intelligence from hot spots around the globe. Reading the report is not Trump's chosen "style of learning," one source told The Post.
  • Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge

    02/09/2018 11:46:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Bombardier beetles made the news again this week. Creation scientists have long used them to challenge evolutionary theory. Can the Darwinians fight back? Watch a funny video on National Geographic of a barfing toad. The toad made the mistake of sneaking up on a bombardier beetle and snatching it with its tongue before the beetle could fire its weapons. It’s not hard to imagine what happened inside the toad’s stomach, because a few minutes later, the toad gags and vomits out the beetle, practically turning its...
  • Gulf Coast Shipping Boom: U.S. Oil Exports Pour Into Worldwide Markets

    02/09/2018 11:44:21 AM PST · by Oatka · 22 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Catherine Ngai, Libby George and Florence Tan
    [Reuters] In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with U.S. crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo. The repeal has unleashed a flood of U.S. shale oil, undercutting global crude prices, eroding the clout of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and seizing market share from many of its member countries.
  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

    02/09/2018 11:37:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Impersonators of President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea in a call for peace between the U.S. and North Korea. The two impersonators were spotted at the ceremony, with the man taking on Trump wearing a “USA” hat. The Kim impersonator told Reuters that the two men decided to appear together in Seoul “to show the world this is what peace could look like when two leaders get along.” “We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked, they’d...
  • Mike Pence sat just feet away from Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 11:33:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/09/2018 | Alex Ward
    North Korea and the United States just made history during the 2018 Winter Olympics — and it was awkward. At the Olympics opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence sat mere feet away from Kim Yo Jong, the sister and trusted adviser of none other than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. That’s remarkable for a few reasons. First, Kim is the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to enter South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. It was already a huge deal that she would attend, as it possibly...
  • Illinois | Ban on Guns within 1,000ft of Parks are Unconstitutional

    02/09/2018 11:33:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”. From reason.com: Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the constitutional right to bear arms. The decision in People v. Chairez extends the logic of prior rulings by the same court and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holding that Second Amendment rights exist...
  • Thick Sea Ice Has Been ‘Catastrophic’ For Canadian Seal Hunters

    02/09/2018 11:19:46 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/9/2018 | M Bastach
    Sea ice around Nova Scotia is so thick, Canadian sealers will have trouble meeting Quebec’s growing demand for grey seal meat. “We’ve never had trouble meeting demand, but for 2018, we’ll have to see,” Réjean Vigneau, president of the Intra-Quebec Sealers Association, told CBC News. CBC reports that crews usually haul in 2,000 seals during the winter season, but two failed expeditions in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence since January turned up nothing. Vigneau called it “catastrophic” for the working men of the Magdalen Islands who depend on seal hunting for their livelihood, and to the environment. This year, thick...
  • Libertarian Think Tank Let Boss Sexually Harass Workers

    02/09/2018 11:15:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 8, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes this by threatening wealthy tax dodgers with imprisonment. Individual liberty is sacrosanct, and just social policies are those that do not violate a person’s will through a threat of state aggression. The logical flaws of this “nonaggression principle” are myriad. But most spring from the libertarian’s insistence on applying...
  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • Study: Climate Change Probably Won’t Kill All of Us

    02/09/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 9, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Due to a combination of prudence and morbid curiosity, a great deal of scholarly research (and journalism) about climate change has focused on the worst of all possible worlds. For scientists running climate-economic models, that nightmare scenario has a concrete definition: In 2011, such researchers established four baseline scenarios for the future of greenhouse gas emissions (ranging from the benign to the catastrophic) for the sake of facilitating comparable studies. The most fearsome — and widely cited — of these baselines, known as “RCP8.5,” imagined a year 2100 in which an overpopulated, technologically underdeveloped humanity is digging up and burning...
  • Minister orders Oxfam to hand over files on Haiti prostitute scandal

    02/09/2018 11:08:08 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | 2/9/2018 | Sean O’Neill
    The government has ordered Oxfam to hand over files on charity staff who paid for sex in earthquake-torn Haiti. The demand follows an investigation by The Times that revealed Oxfam covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers. Matt Hancock, the culture secretary who is responsible for charity regulation, said: “These allegations are deeply shocking and Oxfam must now provide the Charity Commission with all the evidence they hold of events that happened in Haiti as a matter of urgency. “The reported historic behaviour of senior aid workers is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. Charities must ensure that they...
  • Delingpole: ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Actually Getting Bigger Shock(DOH!)

    02/09/2018 10:54:14 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/9/2018 | James Delingpole
    Tuvalu – the Pacific island group often cited by climate alarmists as the nation most immediately at risk from rising sea levels caused by ‘global warming’ – is not sinking after all. In fact it’s getting bigger, scientists now admit. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery. It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu’s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country...
  • Comey was forced to tell Congress about Weiner emails because George Toscas found out about them!

    02/09/2018 10:51:20 AM PST · by tschatski · 91 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It.” The committee also released thousands of text messages between two agents and lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shed light on the criminal intent of deep state players to avoid prosecution of Hillary Clinton and to block and destroy a Trump presidency.(snip) Peter Strzok was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server. He also hated Donald Trump along with his lover...
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s last transportation deal: 10 more miles of toll lanes on Interstate 95

    02/09/2018 10:44:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2018 | Luz Lazo
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced a deal Wednesday that will add 10 more miles of express lanes to the Interstate 95 corridor, expanding the system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to Fredericksburg by 2022. As part of the agreement, the private company building the lanes will give the state $277 million upfront to cover costs of a bridge over the Rappahannock River and other improvements along the corridor, Virginia transportation officials said. The deal essentially moves forward a 10-mile extension from Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford County to Route 17 in the Fredericksburg area. It also builds on...
  • 3 officers shot, 1 person dead in Henry County, officials say [ATLANTA]

    02/09/2018 10:36:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/09/2018 | Lauren Foreman
    Three officers have been shot and the man who pulled the trigger is dead, authorities said. According to Channel 2 Action News, two Henry County sheriff’s deputies and one Locust Grove police officer were taken to area hospitals. The GBI is investigating the shooting, Channel 2 reported. Stay with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for live updates. 1:12 p.m.: The status of the wounded officers is unknown. 1:11 p.m.: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henry Co Sheriff's deputies and Locust Grove officer who were shot this morning in Henry County,” the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a tweet. “We...
  • Opening of Sarah Long Bridge delayed 8 months

    02/09/2018 10:31:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | February 8, 2018 | Peter McGuire, Portland Press Herald
    It seems weary commuters will have to wait four more months before they can start using the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. The lift-span bridge will now be open to traffic in mid-May, eight months after cars were supposed to start using it to cross the Piscataqua River, according to an updated construction schedule from Cianbro, the Pittsfield-based construction company hired by the state of Maine to build the bridge. Cianbro spokesman Alan Grover did not return a interview request Tuesday to explain why bridge construction has been delayed. Cianbro started construction on the $160 million...