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  • This Is What A Boeing F-32 Would've Looked Like If Lockheed Lost The JSF Competition

    05/20/2018 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Drive ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    In 2001, Boeing's X-32 stood off against Lockheed's X-35 in a fly-off for the massively lucrative Joint Strike Fighter contract. Making a stealth fighter capable of carrying a significant payload while also having a version that can take off in short distances and land vertically was quite the task, and both companies went about solving the problem very differently. In the end, the X-32 lost to the X-35 for a number of reasons that we will get into in a future post, but many who were taken aback by the X-32's 'unique' looks didn't realize that Boeing had already planned...
  • Ukraine should blow up Putin's Crimea bridge

    05/20/2018 4:54:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday. Putin did so by in a typical show of bravado by leading a column of transport vehicles across the bridge. Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge. While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine's very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin's perspective that's the whole point. The bridge cost Russia's near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 May 2018

    05/20/2018 4:12:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 14 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 May 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 20th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North; Mark Kelly, co-founder of Giffords, a gun-control advocacy group.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Roger Stone, a longtime Donald Trump confidant.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.THIS WEEK (ABC): Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick; Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland, Florida, shooting victim; Nicole Hockley, mother of Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victim; Kudlow.STATE...
  • Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan’s case hit with repeated delays, as feds probe new allegations

    05/20/2018 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/18 | Alex Pappas
    The federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, has been hit with repeated delays over the last six months -- a situation fueled by allegations in the media that, according to his attorney, have piqued the curiosity of prosecutors. **SNIP** A grand jury in August returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The facts of the case on paper are...
  • Repeal of Louisiana Switchblade Knife Ban goes to Governor Edwards

    05/20/2018 3:59:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 13th, 2018, the Louisiana repeal of the switchblade ban (HB892) unanimously passed the House.  From legiscan.com: (4)(a) The manufacture, ownership, possession, custody or use intentional concealment on one's person of any switchblade knife, spring knife, or other knife or similar instrument having a blade which may be automatically unfolded or extended from a handle by the manipulation of a button, switch, latch, or similar contrivance located on the handle. Section 2. R.S. 14:95(J) is hereby repealed in its entirety. CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions. On May 10th,...
  • SCHNEIDERMAN ELIGIBLE FOR $63K A YEAR PENSION

    05/20/2018 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 5/14/18
    **SNIP** Schneiderman is eligible for a $63,000 a year pension - but the Albany Times Union reports that he has yet to file for retirement with the state. The democrat stepped down last week after reports came out that he assaulted four women.
  • Santa Fe High School shooting victims identified as exchange student, beloved teacher

    05/20/2018 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Caroline Linton, Justin Carissimo
    ... The Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed that exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. It provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the U.S. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent his "deepest condolences" to her friends and family in a statement Saturday.
  • Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse

    05/20/2018 1:37:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    The Baghdad Post ^ | May 19 2018 | Simon Constable
    Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse Simon Constable The matter at hand is the decision earlier this month by the Trump administration not to certify the so-called nuclear deal, and that means Iran will soon be subject to harsh U.S. sanctions. Overall the result will be a squeezed economy. Current situation Even the latest official statistics for the Iranian economy don't look good. The unemployment rate stands at 11.9% and the inflation rate at 8.3%, according to TradingEconomics.com. However, at least some of the government figures may be more aspirational than actual. Take, for instance, the inflation rate....
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: April 2018

    05/19/2018 11:35:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 19, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "Radical Islam is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation."More than 250 French public figures — elected officials from all sides of the political aisle, representatives of different religions, intellectuals and artists — signed a manifesto against "the new anti-Semitism" brought to France by mass immigration from the Muslim world. The manifesto, published by Le Parisien, sounded the alarm against a "low-level ethnic cleansing" of Jews in Paris and demanded that the verses of the Koran which call for the killing and punishment of Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims "be obsoleted" by theological authorities. In a counter-manifesto published by...
  • China lands bombers on South China Sea isles

    05/19/2018 9:51:28 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 3 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | <ay 20,2017 | Marvin Sy & Jaime Laude
    ....State-run Chinese newspaper People’s Daily on Friday posted on its Twitter account a video of a long-range bomber landing in an island in the disputed waters. Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said the video was taken at Woody Island, China’s largest base in the Paracel Islands that is also being claimed by Vietnam. “Chinese bombers including the H-6K conduct takeoff and landing training on an island reef at a southern sea area,”read the Twitter post by People’s Daily. With its deployment in the Paracels, AMTI said the bombers could now reach almost the entire South China Sea. “Nearly all...
  • Cambridge professor outed as FBI informant inside Trump campaign

    05/19/2018 8:47:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 19th, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    A Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence has been outed as an agent who snooped on the Trump presidential campaign for the FBI. Multiple media outlets have named Stefan Halper, 73, as the secret informant who met with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos starting in the summer of 2016. The American-born academic previously served in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. The revelation, stemming from recent reports in which FBI sources admitted sending an agent to snoop on the Trump camp, heightens suspicions that the FBI was seeking to entrap Trump campaign aides....
  • How Will Meghan Markle's Finances Change Now that She Married Harry? (Hey Prince, Meet the IRS)

    05/19/2018 8:32:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 05/19/2018 | By Amy Fontinelle
    The marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is anything but ordinary. Even among royal marriages it’s unique because Meghan is American – and, like many Americans, she is biracial. But while her race isn’t a issue, her nationality is – thanks to the U.S. tax code.Prince Harry, Meet the IRS American citizens like Markle, who was born in Los Angeles, must report their worldwide income to the IRS even while living abroad. (For more, see How to Pay Taxes If You're Overseas.) She will have to file U.S. tax returns and Foreign Bank Accounting Report (FBAR) forms, assuming she...
  • Senator Chuck Grassley Asks Rod Rosenstein if He Gave Mueller Independent FISA Authority…

    05/19/2018 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    The primary question within the letter is: under what authority, and within what statute, is the AAG authorized to assign a counterintelligence investigation to a special counsel: “More specifically, section 600.1 states the Attorney General “will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted.” The omitted regulations do not authorize counterintelligence investigations.” One of the questions within the letter is additionally interesting. SEE: 7. “Have you delegated FISA approval authority to the Special Counsel? If so, on what date, and was the delegation done in writing? If it was...
  • Judge Jeanine: Former AG Loretta Lynch Had to Approve the FBI Informant Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/19/2018 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Jeanine Pirro dropped a BOMB on her show Saturday night. Judge Jeanine said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have signed off on approval for the FBI informant in London.
  • KANYE WEST: RACIST (Wait...what?)

    05/19/2018 7:36:20 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 19 replies
    BillWhittle.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Bill Whittle
    An excerpt from this video: "Kayne West listens to Jordan Petersen. And as I write this, I have discovered that he has quoted the smartest man on planet Earth, Thomas Sowell. Kanye West quoted Thomas Sowell. (pretend faints) Sorry about that. Kanye West has 28 million Twitter followers. 28 million people just heard from Thomas Sowell. Another 28 million I'm guessing that the number who have never heard of Thomas Sowell before is somewhere around oh, 28 million. Now that means that Kanye has to renounce his conservative crimes, oh, he just HAS to. And for the biggest reason of...
  • Federal Lawsuit Filed To Block Obama Presidential Center In Chicago

    05/19/2018 7:33:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Political Insider ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ann
    Barack Obama made a habit of stealing private land to create more public parks. Now, in a highly ironic turn of events, public park activists have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to block construction of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. The Obama Presidential Center has been mired in controversy from the start. In March 2015, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance for Chicago Park District land in Jackson Park to be transferred to the City of Chicago to lease to the Obama...
  • President Trump Calls For Docs Regarding Campaign Infiltration

    05/19/2018 6:59:42 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/19/2018
    President Trump on Saturday tweeted a call for the release of documents regarding the FBI or DOJ “infiltrating” his campaign after continued reports identified an intelligence source within the Trump campaign. Trump echoed the call of several Republican lawmakers to further scrutinize any role played by Stefan Halper, a University of Cambridge professor who was connected to both British and American intelligence agencies. He added that the possible infiltration of his campaign was “a really big deal.”
  • Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket

    05/19/2018 6:56:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for president in 2020. During an interview Friday with Big League Politics, a right-wing news website, Stone suggested that President Trump may not ultimately run for re-election if his first term is adequately successful and denounced the possibility of a 2020 ticket with Pence and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. "I guarantee you I will have a candidate challenge Mike Pence," said while speaking on the "Howley Reports" show. Stone derided Pence as a "establishment Republican quisling"...
  • leaker goes silent: james comey goes silent after news breaks he was running spies inside trump camp

    05/19/2018 6:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 113 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed “Crossfire Hurricane” into Trump’s campaign 100 days before the Presidential election. The FBI was spying on the opposition party’s campaign 100 days before the election.  The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed...
  • Obama’s Deep State Plant in Trump Campaign was Bill Clinton Classmate and Later Advisor to Clinton

    05/19/2018 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clinton’s and advisor to the Clinton Administration! Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on Trump campaign).Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to...