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  • Russia Allocates $10M to Restore Cuban Capitol’s Golden Dome

    08/17/2018 12:07:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 16, 2018
    Russia will spend hundreds of millions of rubles on restoring the golden dome of the National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, in what Russian critics have said is an example of misplaced spending. Russian users reacted sarcastically to the plan, with opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s aide Leonid Volkov calling it “brilliant news, simply the best.” Popular blogger Ilya Varlamov wrote a post on Telegram ridiculing Russia’s decision to spend the money abroad. “Russia will spend 642 million rubles to restore roads and repair hospitals across the country!” he wrote. “Whoops, I made a typo, sorry!" Though opened after eight years...
  • Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:05:04 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors – Reveals ‘I HAVE BEEN THREATENED’ CNN, Wapo and Buzzfeed are demanding the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors be released to the public. On Friday, Judge Ellis, a Reagan appointee, revealed he has received threats, however; he did not provide details.
  • Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan

    08/17/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall
    NBC "News" ^ | Aug.17, 2018 | Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said. Prince's idea, which first surfaced last year during the president's Afghanistan strategy review, envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a special U.S. envoy for the war who would report directly to the president. It has raised ethical and security concerns among senior military officials, key lawmakers and members of Trump's national security...
  • CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 201 | Bre Payton
    The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016. The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to...
  • Dem rep grovels for forgiveness after she openly & repeatedly used racist terms to describe Asian...

    08/17/2018 11:58:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Business and Politics ^ | August 17, 2018
    And Democrats accuse President Trump of racism and name-calling. A Democratic legislator in Michigan actually referred to her Asian opponent in the state senate race as “ching-chang” and “ching-chong.” And Rep. Bettie Cook Scott was not caught making the repeated remarks behind the scenes but in public, outside polling stations during this week’s primaries, according to the Detroit Metro Times. Allegedly insulting her Democrat opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang, Scott also reportedly attacked one of Chang’s campaign volunteers as an “immigrant” and said “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”
  • Opinion: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

    08/17/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott
    This summer’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalism’s strengths. The good news is that in Beijing and New Delhi, policymakers have woken up to the idea that green...
  • Weird and Sketchy Federal Behavior Surrounds New Mexico Terror Training Compound

    08/17/2018 11:46:38 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 16, 2018 | Sundance
    The story of the jihadist training compound in New Mexico takes yet another weird turn today, as federal authorities removed the partially buried trailer, bulldozed a portion of the compound in the process, and yet left key evidence including: ammunition, a bullet proof vest, birth certificates and notebooks, laying around.
  • U.S., China Draw Up Plan to Settle Trade Dispute by November

    08/17/2018 11:44:07 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/17/2018 | Lingling Wei in Bejing and Bob Davis in Washington
    Chinese and U.S. negotiators are drawing up a road map for talks to end their trade impasse culminating with meetings between President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at multilateral summits in November, said officials in both nations. The planning represents an effort on both sides to keep a spiraling trade dispute—which already has involved billions of dollars in tariffs and comes with the threat of hundreds of billions more—from torpedoing the U.S.-China relationship and shaking global markets.
  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
  • How climate change will affect the trees on your Chicago block: 'It’s about to get a lot tougher.'

    08/17/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Cindy Dampier
    When you think of climate change, you might be thinking melting glaciers, massive hurricanes or polar bears on dwindling ice floes. Add this to that grim list: The trees in your own backyard. The birches in the corner of your kid’s favorite park, the towering spruce in your suburban backyard, that graceful linden on your block — all are likely to disappear from Chicago’s landscape over the next few decades, casualties of a climate that is suddenly ill-suited to their needs. Yet, at least one corner of Chicago should have a pretty good chance of retaining most of its trees...
  • Most economic forecasts have a big blind spot: Climate change

    08/17/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Lydia DePillis
    Climate change is having a real impact, not just on the environment but on the economy too. And a growing body of research by economists and climate scientists shows that extreme weather will weigh on economic growth even more so in the future. But almost no mainstream economic forecasting model takes that into account, in an omission that some economists say could affect the accuracy of economic predictions going forward. The most recent study to quantify the economic impact of the carbon emissions that spur climate change was featured last week in a brief by the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Dem Rep Lieu: Trump Pardoning Manafort Would Be ‘Grounds For Impeachment’

    08/17/2018 11:23:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/18 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said it would be “grounds for impeachment” if President Donald Trump pardoned his former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort if he was found guilty in the case currently being deliberated by a jury in Virginia. Lieu said, “I believe pardoning Paul Manafort would be grounds for impeachment. Whether Republicans would act on that, I don’t think they would, which is why this November the voters across America have a chance to change the makeup of Congress and put in a real check and balance by putting in Democrats to control.”
  • Climate change is helping crank up the temperatures of California's heat waves

    08/17/2018 11:20:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | By BETTINA BOXALL
    California suffered through its hottest July on record, while August has pushed sea-surface temperatures off the San Diego coast to all-time highs. Are these punishing summer heat waves the consequences of global warming or the result of familiar weather patterns? The answer, scientists say, is both. Climate change is amplifying natural variations in the weather. So when California roasts under a stubborn high-pressure system, the thermometer climbs higher than it would in the past. “What we’re seeing now is the atmosphere doing what it has always done. But it’s doing it in a warmer world, so the heat waves occurring...
  • The scurry of rats: Ohr worried Comey's firing threatened to expose their plot

    08/17/2018 11:18:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Sometimes, it's the little things that tell the most. Witness the note from Deep State's Justice Department officials: Bruce Ohr, who wrote to a fellow anti-Trump plotter, the U.K.'s Christopher Steele, worried that President Trump's firing of now former FBI director James Comey would expose them all. According to a Fox News report from Catherine Herridge:
  • DNC to Stage 2020 Convention in ‘Affordable’ Venezuela

    08/17/2018 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    DNC to Stage 2020 Convention in ‘Affordable’ Venezuela August 17th, 2018 Scott Ott (2018-08-17) — Citing an abundance of affordable hotels, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced today it would hold its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Caracas, Venezuela. Explaining the historic decision to stage a convention outside of the nominal boundaries of the United States, DNC Chair Tom Perez said, “Thanks to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s Progressive administration, the bolívar now trades at 6 million to the U.S. dollar, so Democrat dollars will buy a lot of anything that might still be available in Caracas.” “Our DNC site search...
  • Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?

    08/17/2018 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Science Magazine.org ^ | August 17, 2018 | by John Bongaarts, Brian C. O'Neill
    Summary Would slowing human population growth lessen future impacts of anthropogenic climate change? With an additional 4 billion people expected on the planet by 2100, the answer seems an obvious “yes.” Indeed, substantial scientific literature backs up this intuition. Many nongovernmental organizations undertake climate- and population-related activities, and national adaptation plans for most of the least-developed countries recognize population growth as an important component of vulnerability to climate impacts. But despite this evidence, much of the climate community, notably the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the primary source of scientific information for the international climate change policy process, is...
  • Special ops shoot down Brennan and his defenders: 'You put your politics before us'

    08/17/2018 11:07:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    John Brennan rallied numerous high-powered defenders to his corner over his security clearance clash with President Trump, but some well-known special ops heroes are firing back suggesting the former CIA director got what he deserves. Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field. “He is lucky the security clearance is all he is getting away with,” Paronto told Fox News in an interview on Friday. Responding a day earlier to...
  • The US has held military parades before. This is what they looked like

    08/17/2018 10:51:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 17, 2018 | Nicole Chavez
    President Donald Trump's latest marching orders to the Pentagon could end a nearly 30-year hiatus of major military parades in the US. It's not unusual to see cheering crowds greeting troops and veterans in Fourth of July parades and celebrations for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Flyovers featuring the latest bombers are common at high-profile sporting events, and Fleet Week programs put military hardware front and center. But unlike the post-World War I and World War II era, when the spectacle of tanks and heavy equipment was more common, there have not been many recent showcases of US military strength....
  • Khan’s London: Six Arrests After Teen ‘Disembowelled’ in Quadruple Stabbing

    08/17/2018 10:48:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    A teenager is fighting for his life after allegedly being disembowelled during a quadruple stabbing in London’s so-called ‘murder mile’. Describing the incident on the Elmington Estate in Camberwell, a witness said they saw “four or five black boys running, [then] all of a sudden I could hear, ‘Help, help’.” Another resident said they saw one of the four stab victims grievously wounded with his “intestines falling on the ground”, according to MailOnline. Six male suspects, said to be aged between 15 and 16, were arrested following the incident, which took place a stone’s throw from the street where ‘drill’...
  • CARLSON LOSES IT WHEN UNIVISION HOST SUGGESTS SESSIONS IS A HYPOCRITE FOR EATING MEXICAN FOOD (tr)

    08/17/2018 10:34:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/2018 | Mike Brest
    Full title: CARLSON LOSES IT WHEN UNIVISION HOST SUGGESTS SESSIONS IS A HYPOCRITE FOR EATING MEXICAN FOOD: ‘WHAT DO YOU THINK, YOU OWN TACOS?’ Tucker Carlson and Univision host Enrique Acevedo discussed a Mexican restaurant that faced backlash for serving Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday night and things went down a strange path which led to Carlson declaring his love for tacos. “There is something to be said about a man … about Jeff Sessions and the moral contradictions of a man that led the charge to dehumanize and criminalize immigrants and then suddenly shows up at a Mexican...