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  • Booker, Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except Labor and Ideological Groups

    02/24/2018 5:43:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 2 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups. Gillibrand made her pledge last week. It was quickly followed by Booker, who, echoing Gillibrand, said the "campaign finance system is broken." Neither's pledge to stymie outside spending, however, extended to labor unions and ideological...
  • Months Before Shooting, 911 Calls Show a Teenager in Crisis

    02/24/2018 5:42:40 AM PST · by smileyface · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 23 2018 | Del Quentin Wilber, Scott Calvert, Jon Kamp and Joseph De Avila
    A person close to Nikolas Cruz warned the FBI she was concerned he would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to a transcript of her call to a tip line. “I know he’s—he’s going to explode,” she said.
  • AI - Voice Of God Technology - Mind Hacking

    02/24/2018 4:53:47 AM PST · by smileyface · 9 replies
    Youtube lecture ^ | Sept 5 2017 | Dr Robert Duncan
    Harvard University's Dr Robert Duncan speaks on the Voice Of God technology, Mind Hacking and Game theory. Full lecture can be found via the Source Video link below.
  • Broward Sheriff's Office Received 2 Calls That Nikolas Cruz Was A Potential School Shooter. [TR]

    02/24/2018 4:17:07 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    BuzzedFeed ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tasneem Nashrulla Cora Lewis
    Full Title: The Broward Sheriff's Office Received Two Calls That Nikolas Cruz Was A Potential School Shooter. They Never Contacted Him. The sheriff's office received at least 18 calls about Cruz's violent behavior and arsenal of weapons from 2008 to 2017. One warned he was "a school shooter in the making," and another said he "planned to shoot up" the school. The Broward County Sheriff's Office had received two calls — one as recently as November 2017 — informing them that Nikolas Cruz was a potential school shooter who possessed an arsenal of weapons, according to call records provided to...
  • [OPINION] Erdogan’s personal troubles complicate Turkey-US ties

    02/23/2018 10:27:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | February 23, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The number one concern for Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan while meeting with visiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Feb. 15 was whether he and his family members were in legal jeopardy with the long reach of the US criminal justice system. The Turkish president wanted to take WashingtonÂ’s pulse from the top US diplomat and assess what risks he may be facing for cozying up to Russia and Iran in violation of US laws and in open defiance of TurkeyÂ’s long-standing membership in transatlantic alliance. First, he was apparently quite anxious to learn whether it would be possible...
  • A warning about Robert Mueller, from a civil liberties lawyer he tried to entrap

    02/23/2018 9:12:10 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Saturday, October 21, 2017 | by William A. Jacobson
    In the absence of reasonable belief that a crime was committed, there never should have been a Special Counsel appointed. A Special Counsel is not supposed to be the equivalent of Lavrentiy Beria’s secret police, someone who finds the man and then tries to find the crime. The reason that’s so dangerous is that the federal (and state) criminal laws, in the hands of an aggressive prosecutor, can be abused. Someone who is an expert on that problem is Harvey Silverglate, a Boston civil liberties attorney who, among other things, was co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education....
  • How Mueller tried to entrap me

    02/23/2018 9:04:26 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Harvey Silverglate is a prominent Massachusetts defense attorney. His and Mueller's careers ascended simultaneously, with Mueller rising through the ranks of public service while Silverglate worked privately as a criminal defense attorney. In an article for WGBH News that was published on Saturday, Silverglate recalled two occasions during their 30 year-careers which have prompted him to be suspicious of Mueller, who graduated two years after he did. Each indicate his 'zeal' to find wrongdoing, a trait which he says may result in wrongful charges being brought against Trump's campaign team over their alleged ties to Russian officials. 'My experience has...
  • Woman arrested holding “gun” after driving into W H barrier

    02/23/2018 8:32:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Peter Hermann and Joe Heim
    A Tennessee woman who was convicted last year of trying to climb a White House barrier was arrested again Friday after authorities said she drove a vehicle into a barricade near the executive mansion and was found with a gun in her hand. D.C. police identified her as Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tenn., about 20 miles southeast of Nashville. Police said Friday night that she was charged with gun possession and other offences. The U.S. Secret Service said a woman driving a white van or SUV “intentionally drove” into the barrier at 17th and E streets NW...
  • Dutch parliament recognizes Armenian genocide

    02/23/2018 8:26:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 20:48 | ANF THE HAGUE
    Dutch parliament has recognized the Armenian genocide. The government will send a delegation to the commemoration to take place in Yerevan on April 24. The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion presented by the Christian Union recognizing the genocide of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that a delegation representing the government will attend the ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide, on 24 April 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia. The motion presented by Christian Union MP Joel Voordewind has been opposed only by three lawmakers while 142 voted in...
  • Some Stockton students become violent during anti-gun protest

    02/23/2018 8:21:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 38 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 23rd, 2018 | KCRA Staff
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles. Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including...
  • MSNBC: Handguns Are Too Slow To Stop A School Shooter

    02/23/2018 7:44:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 152 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2-23-18 | Amber Athey
    MSNBC anchors are claiming that teachers armed with handguns would be unable to stop a school shooter because rifles shoot “three times faster.” Anchor Lawrence O’Donnell said on his show Thursday night that “a bullet fired from an AR-15 travels 3x faster than one from a handgun…and yet the president and the NRA think giving teachers guns will stop a school shooter.” MSNBC ✔ @MSNBC Lawrence: A bullet fired from an AR-15 travels 3x faster than one from a handgun. And yet the president and the NRA think giving teachers guns will stop a school shooter Stephanie Ruhle similarly asked,...
  • The great strategic deception (When does Hillary get investigated?)

    02/23/2018 6:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/18 | James A. Lyons
    The underlying theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), supported by the mainstream media, that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to ensure a Hillary Clinton defeat, never made any strategic sense. After all, why would Vladimir Putin want Donald Trump as president when he vowed to restore America’s greatness by not only rebuilding our military forces, including our nuclear forces, but also by restoring our border security, and revitalizing our economy and American exceptionalism? Therefore, the false dossier had to be created to first destroy candidate Trump, and in...
  • SHOCK REPORT: FOUR BROWARD COUNTY DEPUTIES WAITED OUTSIDE SCHOOL DURING MASSACRE

    02/23/2018 6:02:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    A report released Friday claims four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was occurring. On February 22 Breitbart News reported that one deputy resigned after it was learned that he was on scene but failed to control Nikolas Cruz. Sheriff Israel told ABC 13 that video shows the deputy, Scott Peterson, “arrive at the west side of Building 12” and “take a position” outside the school — but never go inside. The sheriff’s office moved to suspend Peterson, who resigned before the suspension could take place. Now CNN reports...
  • State Police Commanders Implicated In Judge’s Daughter Arrest Scandal Retire

    02/23/2018 5:07:09 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 2/23/2018
    Two top commanders in the Massachusetts State Police retired Friday night. Sources tell the I-Team’s Cheryl Fiandaca both Lt. Col. Daniel Risteen and Major Susan Anderson were implicated in the Alli Bibaud scandal, the judge’s daughter whose arrest report was altered on orders of then Colonel Richard McKeon. McKeon and his top assistant retired last year. Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating the incident. The two troopers who blew the whistle on the cover up have filed a federal lawsuit. In a separate story, that Turtleboy Sports was first to report, sources say State Trooper Leigha Genduso was suspended after...
  • The Authorities’ Parkland Failures Get Worse and Worse

    02/23/2018 5:01:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | Feburary 23,2018 | John Hinderaker
    I’m normally slow to criticize law enforcement, but this is ridiculous. In addition to the FBI’s already well-publicized failure to follow up when a YouTube video producer alerted the bureau to a comment by Nikolas Cruz about wanting to be a school shooter, we have this, courtesy of Ed Driscoll of InstaPundit: “I don’t know how he got the debit card, but he did,” she said. “And he took it, and he bought all these rifles and ammunition and he posted pictures of them on the Instagram.” Another of the woman’s stunning revelations: Cruz was obsessed with ISIS. “He’s so...
  • Madoff Trustee Gets $76.5 Million From Austrian Feeder Fund

    02/23/2018 5:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    More than $10 billion has been distributed to Ponzi scheme victims so farAn Austrian hedge fund that helped direct investments from abroad into Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme agreed to pay $76.5 million to victims of the fraud in a settlement with the trustee who is unwinding the con man’s firm. Trustee Irving Picard said Monday that he reached the deal with Alpha Prime Fund Ltd., which is domiciled in Bermuda and managed in Austria. The settlement brings the total recovered by Picard to $12.8 billion. More than $10 billion has been distributed to victims of Madoff’s fraud, while some money...
  • Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

    02/23/2018 4:56:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    SCPR.org ^ | February 23, 2018
    California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an independent investigation found that he "more likely than not" harassed several women he worked with during his tenure at the state Capitol. Mendoza, who represents the Artesia area, was suspended last fall when the harassment charges came to light. He denies the charges and his resignation letter called into question the integrity of the investigation. The resignation came after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Resolution 85 on Wednesday, which cites the house's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and the results of the investigation as grounds...
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    02/23/2018 4:34:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 23, 2018
    A high school student in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats that compared the square root math symbol to a gun. According to local news station KATC, an investigation Tuesday by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the incident began when a Oberlin High School student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class. Another student then made a comment on the similarity of the mathematical sign to a gun, sparking opinions and comments from multiple students. Authorities then say the student being investigated...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • CREW’s Left-Wing Funders

    02/23/2018 3:52:02 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    CREW is funded by a long list of left-wing organizations and foundations. They include liberal foundations, labor unions, and interest groups looking for support from CREW. Liberal Mega-Donors CREW’s principal source of funding is ideologically liberal/left-wing foundations. In 2013 (the most recent year for which complete tax records are available), these groups paid CREW grants equal to 55% of its total reported contribution/grant revenue. Among the foundations that have made significant contributions to CREW in recent years: The Foundation to Promote Open Society (controlled by liberal billionaire financier George Soros and his family): $740,000 since 2010 The Open Society Institute...