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  • Crimea has a solution for its poor economy: Tourism by Syrians

    10/17/2018 11:18:48 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Anna Ferris-Rotman
    MOSCOW — It would be one of the world’s more unusual direct flights. But bringing Syrian soldiers and civilians to a Black Sea resort is exactly what was on offer Tuesday, when a delegation from Crimea visited Damascus, the Syrian capital. “We understand that restrictions related to trade, money transfers and tourism are similar to what we have in Crimea,” said Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov, Russia’s top official there. Both Syria and Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine four years ago, have been hit by Western sanctions, and their economies are struggling. “We should turn our minuses into our advantages,”...
  • Global warming will unlock ancient diseases like the plague, scientists say

    10/17/2018 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    News.com AU ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Simon Chandler
    GLOBAL warming could reawaken ancient diseases - even the Black Death - according to an Oxford University professor. Higher global temperatures would melt ice sheets that store long-buried bacteria, spreading disease and potentially causing new global pandemics. Professor Peter Frankopan offered his prediction at the Cheltenham Literary Festival on Friday, as reported by The Times. The professor of global history began by stating in his view there was “absolutely no chance” the international community would hit the Paris Agreement’s target of keeping global temperature rises under 1.5C. “If we go over that degree change, it’s not about the Maldives being...
  • Boston-area man pleads guilty to mailing letters laced with white powder to Trump's sons

    10/17/2018 11:15:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to mailing threatening latter to Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., as well as local law enforcement officials. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Daniel Frisiello, 25, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure, and six counts of false information and hoaxes. He has been under house arrest since he was charged in March, and will be sentenced in January. Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., mailed a letter containing to white powder to Eric Trump in March 2016 that warned if his father, then a candidate for the Republican...
  • 'Everything that was struck was destroyed'

    10/17/2018 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/18
    Major General Herzi Halevi, the Commanding Officer of the IDF Southern Command, slammed the Hamas terrorist organization following the rocket attack on Be'er Sheva early Wednesday morning. "Hamas pretends to govern in Gaza, and tells the Gazan population that it seeks to improve their lives. However, in reality, Hamas specializes in riots at the border fence and in using explosive devices, incendiary and explosive balloons, and, as we saw last night, rockets," Gen. Halevi said in a statement. "Hamas worsens the lives of ordinary Gazans and last night took actions which forced us to strike a range of weapon production...
  • 10 ways to combat global warming

    10/17/2018 11:11:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Tara Bahrampour
    A United Nations. climate change report this month declared the world to be in danger of losing the battle against global warming if extreme measures are not adopted in the next decade. But you can make a difference in global warming at home and in your community - and save yourself money in the process. 1. Commute like a European - Traditional cars burn fossil fuels, causing air pollution and contributing to smog, acid rain and global warming. Biking, walking or taking public transit are the best alternatives. 2. When you do drive, plug in - If we can replace...
  • First-ever Ruth Bader Ginsburg museum exhibition opens in LA

    10/17/2018 11:10:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    The first-ever museum exhibition focused on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will open this Friday in Los Angeles. “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” hosted at the Skirball Cultural Center, was co-organized by the creators of the meme comparing the Supreme Court Justice to the legendary rapper Biggie Smalls, according to the Los Angeles Times. The exhibit will feature documents, photographs, home movies, art and other items honoring Ginsburg on the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court. The exhibit is organized using Notorious B.I.G. lyrics like “I got a story to tell”...
  • Planned Parenthood Endorsed Dem Senator, Who Then <b>Bit a Woman</b>

    10/17/2018 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 16, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Planned Parenthood Endorsed Dem Senator, Who Then Bit a Woman New Hampshire Dems stand by a leader accused of punching his fiancée on Christmas Eve. October 16, 2018 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. State Senator Jeff Woodburn was the New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader, a frequent Trump critic and the former chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Planned Parenthood’s New Hampshire Action Fund endorsed Woodburn. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England put money behind him. And Woodburn...
  • Donald Trump to campaign for Ted Cruz in Houston on Oct. 22

    10/17/2018 11:01:04 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Patrick Svitek
    President Donald Trump is headed to Texas on Oct. 22 to hold a rally at NRG Arena in Houston. Trump had promised to visit the state before Election Day to campaign with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his re-election bid. Trump's campaign announced Monday evening that the rally will take place at the NRG Arena. The date marks the first day of early voting for the November election, in which Cruz faces a strong challenge from U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.
  • Audio Offers Gruesome Details of Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Turkish Official Says

    10/17/2018 10:56:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Carlotta Gall and David D. Kirkpatrick
    ISTANBUL — His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior Turkish official on Wednesday. Mr. Khashoggi was dead within minutes, and within two hours the killers were gone, the recordings suggested. The leaking of such details, on the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was visiting Turkey, reflected an escalation of pressure by the Turkish government on Saudi Arabia and the United States for answers on the fate of Mr....
  • Inselbergs. Evidence for rapid Flood runoff.

    10/17/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 10-17-18 | Michael Oard
    Inselbergs. Evidence for rapid Flood runoff. by Michael Oard As the world’s continents were uplifted from the waters of the global Flood, they were greatly eroded. During this massive erosion, the rocks that weren’t pulverized were transported hundreds of kilometres toward the oceans. The enormous power of the receding water, relentlessly shaving off the surfaces it flowed over, left behind large flat areas known as planation surfaces, along with coastal Great Escarpments, large natural bridges, and freestanding arches. Scientists studying conventional geomorphology find all these features puzzling because they ignore the Flood and rely only on slow erosion over millions...
  • How the candidates for governor would fix the traffic mess (Connecticut)

    10/17/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | October 13, 2018 | Bill Cummings
    More than 300 bridges in Connecticut — carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily — are considered structurally deficient. Highways in the Bridgeport-Stamford area are so congested motorists waste 49 hours a year in bumper-to-bumper traffic. And 62 percent of Connecticut’s major roads are in such poor condition they cost motorists $681 annually in vehicle repairs, according to TRIP, a national transportation think tank. Given those challenges, the three men seeking to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could be making transportation the centerpiece of their campaigns. But instead, these candidates for governor are offering mostly modest plans to fix the state’s infrastructure...
  • The Plot Against the Supreme Court - Greenfield

    10/17/2018 10:34:54 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Plot Against the Supreme Court Kavanaugh wasn’t the real target, the Supreme Court was. October 17, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Why did the Democrats launch an unprecedented smear campaign against a Supreme Court nominee? The matrix of motives centers on a cynical midterm ploy to boost turnout, appeal to suburban female voters in swing states and, hopefully, defer the nomination to a Dem Senate. But that’s the short game, not the long game. The attack on...
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • Armed looters targeting homes and businesses in county ravaged by Hurricane Michael

    10/17/2018 10:29:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2018, 10:56 AM | Sarah Lynch Baldwin
    Deputies in Bay County, Florida, who are working in Hurricane Michael's shattering aftermath, have arrested about 10 suspected looters each night since the storm made landfall a week ago, according to authorities. Bay County Sheriff's Office Maj. Jimmy Stanford told the News Herald in an article published Tuesday that the looters have targeted businesses and homes. They are almost always armed. "Most our officers lost their homes, have been working 16- to 18-hour shifts with no sleep, no shower; and now they're encountering armed individuals," Stanford told the publication. "It's a stressful time for everyone in Bay County." The county...
  • Media Ignores Big Opening and Critical Acclaim for 'Gosnell' Movie

    10/17/2018 10:28:29 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    https://townhall.com/ ^ | October 16, 2018 | Brianna Heldt
    The new movie about Kermit Gosnell, the notorious Philadelphia late-term abortionist eventually convicted in the deaths of three infants, made it into the Top 10 films at the box office this past weekend--an impressive feat for a crowd-funded film. But you won’t hear the mainstream media talking about it. “We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, told The Daily Signal. “We are the No. 1 independent movie of the weekend and [No. 5] per screen average across the U.S.” “This has...
  • Two GOP Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota

    10/17/2018 10:28:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    FREE BEACON ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Bill McMorris
    The Minnesota Democratic Party has suspended a spokesman for calling for violence against Republicans even as two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would "bring [Republicans] to the guillotine" on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats...
  • Jamal Khashoggi: The Media Fights for a Muslim Brotherhood Pal of Osama Bin Laden Greenfield

    10/17/2018 10:27:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jamal Khashoggi: The Media Fights for a Muslim Brotherhood Pal of Osama Bin Laden The terrorist truth behind the media lies. October 15, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino...
  • Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances

    10/17/2018 10:25:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2018 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s federal courthouse, saying race is just one factor that’s considered and can only help a student’s chances of getting admitted. In its hour-long opening, lawyers for Students for Fair Admissions accused Harvard of intentionally discriminating against Asian-Americans through a personal rating score that...
  • Senator Proudly Cites DNA Test to Prove He’s Nearly 1 Percent Veteran (Satire!!)

    10/17/2018 10:21:20 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 10 replies
    The Duffel Blog ^ | October 17, 2018 | The Leg Ranger
    BOSTON — Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Dickard Rosenthal has released the results of genetic testing to add legitimacy to his claim that he is “basically a veteran” and “should be treated as such”. The DNA test shows that he has a distant grandparent that may have possibly fought in the Thirty Years War, the French Revolution, or was a member of a Mongol horde terrorizing eastern Europe in the 13th century, Rosenthal said in a press release and a subsequent CNN-sponsored town hall event.
  • U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

    10/17/2018 10:19:02 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2018 | Brendan Pierson
    A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.