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  • Chelsea Clinton slams Philippines president's 'rape joke'

    05/27/2017 11:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 28, 2017 | Reuters
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. "I'll imprison you myself," he said, referring to any soldiers who commit violations, then he joked: "If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me." Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Daesh-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying...
  • How team Obama tried to hack the eleciton

    05/27/2017 11:50:20 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/26/17 | Paul Sperry
    New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
  • Abbas rejects Trump's peace proposal

    05/27/2017 11:37:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 05/28/17 07:51 | Dalit Halevi
    Fatah’s Revolutionary Council congratulated the “heroic” hunger-striking terrorists for their “victory” over Israel in what the terror organization called a “fight for freedom and honor.” […] According to Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom, Abbas rejected Trump’s offer of a regional plan which would first entail normalizing relations with Israel’s neighbors and only afterwards discussing a Palestinian state. Last week, a PA official told Israel Hayom: “Until now, what hindered progress in the advance of the Arab Peace Initiative was the failure of negotiations with Israel. President Trump is interested in advancing a different thought process within the framework of the deal...
  • Andrew Scheer wins Conservative leadership in major upset

    05/27/2017 10:53:12 PM PDT · by Impy · 2 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 5-27-17 | ALEX BOUTILIER
    The Conservatives will follow Andrew Scheer into the 2019 election, after the young Saskatchewan MP won an upset victory at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto Saturday night. Scheer, who turned 38 on May 20, edged out front-runner Maxime Bernier by less than two percentage points on the 13th and final ballot Saturday night, finishing with just under 50.95 per cent of the vote. The room at the Toronto Congress Centre erupted in a shocked cheer as party officials read out the final count, with confetti and blue and white balloons falling onto the crowd. “What a campaign this has...
  • ARGUMENT An Open Letter to the NSA A former agency insider explains w the NSA must change

    05/27/2017 10:45:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2013 | BY JOHN R. SCHINDLER
    Editor’s note: The following is an open letter from John R. Schindler, a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., where he is a specialist on intelligence, terrorism, and European security issues. Prior joining the Naval War College in 2005, he spent nearly a decade with the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer. This article first appeared on Schindler’s blog, The XX Committee, and is republished here with his permission. Dear NSA, Hi, it’s me again. Although I left the agency a few years ago, I still think about...
  • (PIRI) Calls for New White House Policy: Unfair Trade Endangers U.S. Oil Industry Too

    05/27/2017 10:34:20 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 4 replies
    Business Wire ^ | 5/18/17 | The Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative
    AMARILLO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a letter directed to the President of the United States and received by the White House, the founders of (PIRI), the Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative representing thousands of independent small producers of oil in the Southwest United States wrote, “We call upon President Donald J. Trump for a second Presidential Memorandum to order the Secretary of Commerce, to establish the crude oil industry as a “Core” industry to be added to steel, aluminum, vehicles, aircraft, shipbuilding and semiconductors. Crude oil should be recognized as one of the critical elements of US manufacturing and defense industrial bases, which...
  • Texas Panhandle group calls on Trump to change oil trade practices

    05/27/2017 10:33:57 PM PDT · by brownwill6767
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | 5/21/17 | LISA LAMB
    The Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative group recently sent a letter to the White House calling on President Donald Trump and his administration to recognize and correct what it says are unfair trade policies impacting the U.S. oil and gas industry.
  • NSA Director 'told his staff there is damning evidence of collusion between Trump's team and Russia

    05/27/2017 10:26:56 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 27 May 2017 | Liam Quinn
    NSA Director Mike Rogers told his staff there is 'damning' evidence Donald Trump and his team colluded with the Russian government, a former agent claims. The shocking information was allegedly relayed to all staff in an agency-wide meeting this week, ex-NSA agent John Schindler claimed Friday. Schindler wrote in the New York Observer the security chief started the meeting by telling staff they were not going to like what he disclosed to them, but he had to: 'tell what (he) had seen'. 'Rogers then added that such SIGINT exists, and it is damning,' the ex-agent wrote. 'He stated, "There is...
  • "Our Anxieties and God's Care" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 4-5 and John 17)

    05/27/2017 10:09:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Our Anxieties and God’s Care” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11) What are your anxieties? What are you worried about? Anxiety is really another way to say worry. They pretty much mean the same thing. To be anxious, to be worried, means that something is weighing on your mind that you’re thinking about, almost obsessing about. You’re worried about what might happen in the future. It’s the negative prospect of what might happen that keep hanging around in your head. That’s anxiety, that’s worry. So what are your anxieties? We all have them. From time to time, some negative possibility...
  • How Nationalism Can Solve the Crisis of Islam

    05/27/2017 9:56:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 May, 2017 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Transnational liberalism breeds resentments and anxieties that are only beginning to surface across the developed world. Paris Last Sunday President Trump stood before Muslim leaders in Riyadh and declared: “America is a sovereign nation, and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship.” Amid the journalistic uproar that greets nearly everything Mr. Trump says, few noted the connection he made between these two concepts: We are sovereign, and we...
  • New Poll Finds Bill Clinton’s Place In Presidential History Eroding

    05/27/2017 9:34:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 05/27/2017 | Jack Davis
    "... had strong favorability nationally ..." In the wake of a presidential campaign that reminded Americans of the string of allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him, former President Bill Clinton’s status as a former president has eroded, according to a new survey. A University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that when assessing which former president Americans would like to see back in the White House, Bill Clinton received only 6 percent support. By comparison, 21 percent of those participating in a similar poll in 2012 said they would like to Bill Clinton return to the White House....
  • Massive Staff Walkout Planned at House Oversight Committee When Gowdy Takes Over, Chaffetz AWOL

    05/27/2017 9:26:47 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 58 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/27/2017 | Jack Posobiec
    Many senior and long-time staffers of the House Oversight Committee plan a walkout when Congressman Trey Gowdy takes the gavel over from Jason Chaffetz. Gowdy, who led the two-year House Benghazi probe, has secured near-unanimous support among members of the House Republican Steering Committee as well as Speaker Paul Ryan. Additionally, Jason Chaffetz has not been seen at work “for three months” and generally only appears when cameras are rolling.
  • Cardinal Müller on Amoris Laetitia, Paul Ehrlich, Spadaro and the Three Dismissed Priests

    05/27/2017 8:59:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 26, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Yesterday, 25 May, the Catholic channel EWTN aired an interview of Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over which was conducted a week ago with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). In this interview – which was conducted in English – the German cardinal touches upon several important matters which are of interest to the larger Catholic world. When Raymond Arroyo asks Cardinal Müller about the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the confusion stemming from it, the cardinal first states: “It is absolutely impossible that the pope, as the successor of St. Peter,...
  • White House Considers Restructuring Communications Staff

    05/27/2017 8:58:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | May 25, 2017
    CBS News has confirmed from two sources that three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired. Officials within the Trump White House believe leaks of Mr. Trump's conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are a "deliberate attempt" by officials who are holdovers from President Obama's administration and are trying to damage the Trump presidency. Last week, the Trump campaign released an email to supporters entitled "SABOTAGE," in which the campaign said, "There are people within our own unelected bureaucracy that want to sabotage President Trump and our entire America...
  • President and First Lady Arrive Back in Washington DC…

    05/27/2017 8:35:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 27, 2017 by sundance | sundance
    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have arrived home in Washington DC.
  • Woman 'marries' train station she's loved for 36 years and "has sex with mentally"

    05/27/2017 8:23:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 69 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5/25/17 | Candice Fernandez
    A woman has "married" a train station she's spent 36 years in love with and says they have sex - mentally. Carol Santa Fe, 45, claims she has been in love with Santa Fe train station in California since she was nine years old. ADVERTISING The volunteer support worker from San Diego takes a 45 minute bus ride to the station every day to spend time with the building, which calls Daidra. Although the 'marriage' is not legally binding, Carol states it was the happiest day of their lives when theytied knot in 2015. She celebrated the one year anniversary...
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow LGBTQ students into schools

    05/27/2017 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa amoris laetitia , diocese of jefferson city , john gaydos JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. Catholic diocese has drafted a new policy to allow students who identify as “transgender,” “LGBTQ,” and those who come from a “same sex couple – Catholic” to attend its schools. The Diocese of Jefferson City, led by Bishop John Gaydos, has cited Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia as guidance for the process. A draft version of the policy states that administrators in...
  • Virginia State Police Special Agent Killed In Mosby Court, Suspect Captured

    05/27/2017 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Lurkinanloomin · 24 replies
    WTVR CBS 6 Richmond VA ^ | 5/27/2017 | Vernon Freeman Jr & Mellissa Hipolit
    Virginia State Police said the incident started around 7:30 p.m., when a Richmond police officer partnered with a Virginia State Police Special Agent approached a vehicle for a consensual encounter in the 1900 block of Redd Street. They said the stop was initiated after the officer and special agent observed a car pull up to the curb and park the wrong way of the street. “The Richmond Police Officer was in uniform and driving a marked Richmond Police SUV. The Richmond Police Officer and Special Agent walked up to the car and struck up a conversation with the driver as...
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Swamp-draining: More on Waters of the United States rule

    05/27/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by kindred · 1 replies ^ | May 27, 2017 | Dale Leuck
    On May 25, Rick Moran detailed the plight of California-located Duarte Nursery, being sued by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) for plowing a small portion of a recently purchased 450-acre farm for the purpose of planting wheat. Mr. Duarte purchased the land in recognition that significant portions were to remain fallow because they were wetlands protected by the Clean Water Act (CWA). But, after planting wheat for harvest in 2013 on a portion determined by a paid consultant not to be such protected wetlands, Mr. Duarte was sued by the Corps for "not obtaining a permit to discharge dredged...