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  • Rapper LAJ Money to be deported to Sierra Leone

    08/17/2018 7:50:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    standardtimespress.org ^ | 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 · 31 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-“state.gov” 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...
  • ATTORNEY: FORMER IT AIDE IMRAN AWAN DESERVES NO JAIL TIME BECAUSE TRUMP, REPUBLICANS WERE MEAN

    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 · 16 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.”
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    08/16/2018 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 15, 2018, 5:13 PM | Zach Dorfman
    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans: poll

    08/16/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times | August 16, 2018 | USA Today Network
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-african-american-approval-rating/
  • Favorite Today or Tomorrow songs.Title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 8~1718

    08/16/2018 5:06:06 PM PDT · by fatima · 141 replies
    ~Favorite Songs that have Today or Tomorrow in it.~ Today I Sing The Blues - Aretha Franklin *Video* The Kinks - This Time Tomorrow *Video*
  • John Brennan: "Jihad Is a Holy Struggle" (Flashback 2010)

    08/16/2018 4:17:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 22 replies
    Middle East Quarterly ^ | June 1 2010 | N/a
    Nor do we describe our enemy as "jihadists" or "Islamists" because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women, and children.
  • Energy Conferees Shut Down Fuel Economy Mandates as Costly to Consumers

    08/16/2018 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    NEW ORLEANS—Sterling Burnett doesn’t always want to sit next to someone he doesn’t know on a train, plane, or bus. But he’s willing to fight for the freedom of those same strangers when it comes time for them to purchase a motor vehicle. “What I care about is … your freedom to choose the vehicle of your choice,” Burnett, an environmental policy expert for the Heartland Institute, said during a panel discussion at the free-market think tank’s America First Energy Conference that took a critical look at fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. “I don’t think government should be in...
  • Ellison Is Done: 911 Report Confirms Assault Details and We’ve Got the Report

    08/16/2018 2:10:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 8/14/2018 | jared harris
    Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison isn’t having the best week, but it’s nothing compared to what women around him have been through. The Minnesota lawmaker and Deputy Chair of the Democrat National Convention was accused by Karen Monahan of being physically abusive during their relationship. Karen’s son, Austin Monahan, backs up her claim. Now a second woman has courageously stepped forward, and she’s got the 911 report that gives her horrifying story some serious weight. Laura Loomer published the official report to her website.
  • The 30-Year Manhunt for China’s Most Elusive Serial Killer

    08/16/2018 12:08:41 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 14, 2018 | Robert Foyle Hunwick
    It was Chinese New Year, a weeklong celebration of fireworks and family to scare up good fortune and dispel evil spirits, when the killer went on the prowl again. He picked a young worker walking home, and followed a ways behind. He’d done it before, many times, enough to perfect his technique, but things did not go as planned that winter’s night. His crimes were already notorious and the target realized the danger; she fought back tooth and nail, locked the door, and frantically called her husband. It was then, she said, that her would-be killer reappeared, grinning outside her...
  • The U.S. Navy Is Having a Hell of a Time Dismantling the USS Enterprise

    08/16/2018 10:52:50 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 82 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 8/9/18 | Kyle Mizokami
    Nobody has ever disposed of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier before. Turns out it's not easy.Six years after decommissioning USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is still figuring out how to safely dismantle the ship. The General Accounting Office estimates the cost of taking apart the vessel and sending the reactors to a nuclear waste storage facility at up to $1.5 billion, or about one-eighth the cost of a brand-new aircraft carrier.[snip] Now, according to a new General Accounting Office report (PDF), the Navy has two options. The first is to have the Navy manage the...
  • Suspected Terrorist Living In Sacramento To Be Tried In Iraq For Killing Former Police Officer

    08/16/2018 8:41:48 AM PDT · by plain talk · 8 replies
    CBS Sacramnto ^ | August 15, 2018 | Shirin Rajaee
    A man was arrested in Sacramento on suspicion of a 2014 murder of a former police officer in Iraq believed to be carried out by the Islamic State. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen is expected to be extradited to Iraq. The government of Iraq has charged Ameen with premeditated murder that happened during an ISIS takeover of the Rawah District of the Al-Anbar Province. ISIS took control of the area on June 21, 2014, and the next day investigators say Ameen was part of a four-vehicle ISIS convoy that opened fire on a home of a former Iraqi police officer on June...
  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

    08/16/2018 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    WBUR ^ | 8/16/18 | James Doubek
    More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by editorial staff at the Globe, who write, "This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words." Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and...
  • ‘I’m Not a Racist, But...’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

    08/16/2018 12:18:28 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 35 replies
    BloombergQuint ^ | August 14, 2018 | Amanda Billner
    <p>Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century.</p> <p>The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the country’s neo-Nazi, white supremacist fringe. Some polls now show the group may become the biggest in Sweden’s parliament after general elections on Sept. 9. Such an outcome would end 100 years of Social Democratic dominance.</p>