Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Tuesday (06/20/17)


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Trump Meets With 18 U.S. Tech CEOs Concerning Government Overhaul – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 US technology companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, seeking their help to make the government’s computing systems more efficient.

The White House wants to update government information technology systems, cut costs, eliminate waste and improve service. Trump on Monday cited estimates that the government could save up to $1 trillion over 10 years through such measures.

“Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens,” Trump said. “Government needs to catch up with the technology revolution.”…

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Barclays Bank, Four Former Top Executives Charged With Fraud Over Fundraising With Qatari Investors – Financial Gazette

Barclays and four former senior executives are facing criminal charges relating to investments sought from Qatar in 2008. The emergency funds raised by Barclays at the height of the financial crisis allowed it to avoid a government bailout when its rivals – Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland – took state rescue packages.

After a five-year investigation, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced Barclays has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance.

The charges centre on the bank’s move to raise cash from Qatari investors Qatar Holding and Challenger Universal in June and October 2008. They also relate to a $3bn (£2.4bn) loan made available to the State of Qatar in November of that year.

The bank’s former chief executive John Varley and another senior executive Roger Jenkins have been with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to a first round of investment in June 2008…

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Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors To McCain Institute – Daily Caller
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Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.

Conservative and liberal critics, however, believe the institute constitutes a major conflict of interest for McCain, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned…

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House Conservatives Send Senate List Of ‘Must Haves’ For Healthcare Bill – Washington Examiner

A House conservative group formerly chaired by Vice President Mike Pence plans to issue their healthcare demands to Republican senators amid growing reports that the bill has moved further to the left.

The 151-member Republican Study Committee is sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., detailing what the group’s members want to see in a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare, raising new questions about whether Republicans will be able to come together to pass the legislation.

Republican Study Committee members say in the draft letter they would like to see many conservative policies in the House-passed American Health Care Act preserved in whatever Obamacare bill emerges from the Senate.

This includes phasing out Medicaid expansion beginning in 2020. They also want to keep the repeal of all taxes under Obamacare, an area where Republicans broadly agree but raises questions about how to fund the healthcare law…

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Trump’s EPA Ends $1 Million Taxpayer-Funded Gym Membership Program – Washington Free Beacon
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The Environmental Protection Agency has ended a nearly $1 million program that provided gym memberships for employees.

The new administration under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt identified the gym memberships as an abuse of taxpayer dollars. Examples of the program’s misuse included $15,000 for gym memberships for 37 EPA scientists in Las Vegas last year.

“We have ended taxpayer-funded fitness centers at EPA; a program that was costing American taxpayers $900,000 per year,” said EPA spokesperson Jahan Wilcox. “Disinvestment in using federal funds for EPA fitness centers will allow the agency to invest this money in core activities to protect the environment.”…

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Mostly Useless GOP Considers Canceling August Recess To Salvage Agenda – The Hill

Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing to consider canceling the month-long August recess.

Senate Republican negotiators reported that they are not close to a deal on healthcare reform and that scheduling a vote by July 4, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has pushed, is likely unrealistic.

That impasse has held up work on a budget resolution, which is necessary to move tax reform and the annual appropriations bills.

Once Republicans vote on a budget resolution for 2018, it will wipe out the special vehicle they plan to use to pass healthcare reform with a simple majority vote – a vehicle that was set up by the budget resolution for 2017.

Lawmakers calculate there are only 45 legislative days until the end of the fiscal year, on Sept. 30…

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New Beer ATM Dispenses 24 Different Types Of Liquid Refreshment – Bravo
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Ordering a beer at the bar should be a simple, straightforward task. But that’s not always true. On crowded nights, you may have to fight your way through three rows of people just to get a glimpse of the wooden bar and a shot at ordering. Or maybe you were intrigued by an unusual draft item (“Hmm, a blueberry shandy, how delightful”) but after ordering a pint, discovered it tasted like cough syrup. Or perhaps your bartender does one of those “set the pint glass under the tap and let it fill/overflow before handing it to you with beer and foam dripping down the side without wiping it off” maneuvers. (We hate those maneuvers.)

With so many potential hurdles to such a seemingly simple task, it begs the question: why can’t someone come up with a better system?…

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Russia Surrounded: NATO Starts War Games As Troops Swoop On Putin’s Enclave – Daily Express

Russia was surrounded on all sides by NATO forces yesterday as America and Britain kicked off a summer of war games in Kaliningrad, amid World War III fears.

Operation Sabre Strike was launched in Russia’s western enclave with US nuclear bombers and Britain’s best aircraft leading the assault.

President Vladimir Putin’s Baltic fleet is based in the region and it was reported that the joint UK/US show of strength angered him.

Mr Putin’s forces in the region include short range ballistic missiles with a 300-mile reach.

However, in a show of strength, the US deployed a historic amount of its nuclear bombers – including B-52, B1 and the B-2 stealth aircrafts.

Lieutenant General Richard Clark, a US airforce commander said America wanted to show that it was “ready to deter conflict.”

The move appears to be a signal from the US that it is ready to muscle in if needed even if it angers the Kremlin…

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Swedish Police Attacked By 100 Masked Migrant Youths – Breitbart
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Swedish police in the city of Trollhattan were attacked by up to a hundred masked migrant youths armed with sticks and bats during a riot in the Kronogهrden suburb on Thursday.

The masked migrant youths attacked the officers during the second night of rioting in the area. They also attacked the officer’s vehicles, slashing the tyres of two police cars. Only one man was arrested in connection with the riots, Swedish paper Aftonbladet reports.

The riot is said to have dramatically escalated after several youths attempted to set a tyre on fire in the street and a security guard intervened to put out the fire. The guard was then attacked by the youths who threw stones at him…

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Kill Yourselves, Or Else: EU Sues Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic For Not Taking Muslim Migrants – Jihad Watch

The EU wants to make sure that all of its members commit cultural and civilizational suicide on an equitable basis.

Have refugees ever been responsible for jihad attacks?

Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s immigration ban.

What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees…

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Myrtle Beach Shooting Captured On Facebook Live Injures 6, Suspect Nabbed – Fox News
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A gunman shot and wounded six people near the beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a shooting captured live on Facebook, police said Monday.

Myrtle Beach police Lt. Joey Crosby says the shooting was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a group of people were blocking traffic on Ocean Boulevard.

“None of the injuries in the shooting are thought to be life-threatening,” Crosby told FoxNews.com.

He said a security guard who saw the shooting shot and wounded the gunman. The security officer was grazed by a bullet but was treated at the scene, the lieutenant said.

Police say a fight started and someone pulled a gun and began firing…

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After Seattle’s Gun Tax: Lost Jobs, Little Revenue, More Violent Crime – Legal Insurrection

Although Seattle’s gun tax was supposed to bring in $300,000 to $500,000, it’s brought in less than $200,000. The money was supposed to be used to “study” gun violence and to somehow lower the cost to taxpayers for gun violence.

It didn’t turn out that way, and Seattle ended up forking out taxpayer money from the general fund for the “study.” Meanwhile, small business owners have shuttered their Seattle gun shops, causing employees to lose their jobs. Furthermore, Seattle police report that gun violence has sharply increased.

The tax took effect in January of 2016, and includes a $25 tax on each gun purchase and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition.

The Seattle Times reported last April:

In Seattle – where the city collects a $25 tax on every gun sale and between 2 cents and a nickel on every round of ammunition, depending on the caliber…

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More Patriots Disrupt Left-Wing Terrorists’ Play; Yell “Goebbels Would Be Proud” – Fox News
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Protesters again have stormed the stage of a New York production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which depicts a Trump look-alike character being assassinated.

Police say 26-year-old Javanni Valle, of Brooklyn, and 28-year-old Salvatore Cipolla, of Oceanside, Long Island, were arrested on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges Sunday evening during the Public Theater production’s last performance in Central Park.

Information on their lawyers wasn’t available. The two were given desk appearance tickets.

Apparent video of the incident shows a man rushing the stage shouting “Liberal hate kills!” and “Goebbels will be proud!” before he is grappled by security and pulled away.

Video of the incident shows a man rushing the stage shouting “Liberal hate kills!” and “Goebbels will be proud!”…

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England Is Drunk On PC Kool-Aid – Renee Garfinkel

Britain has lost its way, lost its moral compass… and lost its mind.

In the midst of a season of repeated and deadly terror attacks, the British decided to permit Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy and international terrorist organization, to march in a parade through London on Sunday.

The parade marked Al Quds Day, an occasion invented by the late Ayatollah Khomeini to call for Israel to be destroyed. In his words, “any freedom lover and justice seeker in the world must do its best for the annihilation of the Zionist regime.”

Make no mistake, there is nothing pro-Palestinian or pro-Arab about Hezbollah. It is heavily engaged in the ongoing killing of Arab citizens of Syria in support of the brutal Assad regime. Hezbollah has been spreading terror around the world for decades. As far back as 1983, Hezbollah murdered 220 U.S. Marines and 21 other service personnel with a truck bomb at a U.S. Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Hezbollah is dangerous, deadly and violent, as everyone knows…

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Crooked Hillary Still Holds Security Clearance At State Department – USA Politics Today
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The crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and her cronies continue to mount, and as they do, the left-wing media is scurrying to cover them all up.

But the job is becoming increasingly difficult, as criminal revelations are starting to outpace the media’s ability to run interference for them.

Even though the coward James Comey ultimately decided to not pursue criminal charges against Hillary, he did admit that she engaged in illegal activity.

Part of the FBI’s report concluded that at the very least, Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” But despite that, a year later, they still have access to our nation’s secrets…

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Leftist Nightmare Update: New Mexico ObamaCare Exchange Requests 80% Premium Hike – American Lookout

Another day, another ObamaCare fail. The latest is taking place in New Mexico where the health insurance carriers still remaining on the state’s ObamaCare exchange have requested an 80% premium hike. Eighty percent!

The News & Observer reports:

All four health insurance providers on New Mexico’s state-run exchange have submitted rate proposals for the coming year, despite uncertainty about key federal subsidies.

New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey said Thursday his cooperative is proposing a nearly 80 percent premium increase for individuals. The proposal may be lowered in July. Health Widler of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance says detailed descriptions of proposed rate increases will be made public later this month.

Insurance providers have been left to guess whether the federal government will continue to pay subsidies for out-of-pocket expenses such as copayments and deductibles for lower-income patients…

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Former U.S. Soldier, Now An Aid Worker, Rescues Little Girl From ISIS In Mosul – Washington Free Beacon
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A retired U.S. Special Forces operative who is now an aid worker recently saved a little girl from Islamic State gunfire in western Mosul, Iraq, and it was all captured on video.

David Eubank, 56, an aid worker with the Free Burma Rangers, a volunteer services organization, works with Iraqi forces in Mosul and provides aid to civilians who have been caught in ISIS’ grasp, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On a recent Friday morning, Iraqi troops and Eubank spotted a group of civilians near the ruins of a former Pepsi factory. Most of the civilians were lying on the ground dead, shot from the day before.

“There was a woman sprawled on her face. Dead,” Eubank told the Times. “A baby, all shot up. Dead. Near them, two old people…

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Florida Woman Allegedly Stole More Than $93,000 In Gainesville City Funds To Pay For Brazilian Butt Lift – Breitbart

A woman who worked for the city of Gainesville, Florida, allegedly stole more than $93,000 in city funds and used the money to pay for a Brazilian butt lift as well as other purchases, according to a report.

An auditor’s report released Wednesday showed that Natwaina Clark, 33, stole $93,000 in public funds and used $8,500 of the stolen funds toward a Brazilian butt lift, the Gainesville Sun reported.

The report also found that Clark, a former city staff specialist, used her credit card issued by the city 136 times for $61,000 in unauthorized charges, charged her supervisors’ credit cards 36 times for $31,000, and charged $500 to a coworker’s card that she used five times.

Clark’s alleged misuse of city funds took place between November 2015 and March 2017.

The report also found that heads of city departments allowed the misuse of funds because of a lack of oversight over the charges…

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Bernie Sanders: Greedy Lying Socialist 1 Percenter – Daniel Greenfield
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When Bernie Sanders first came to Vermont, he bought a shack with a dirt floor with unemployment money. Last year, Bernie joined the company of Vermont’s 1% and bought his third home.

The money that Bernie used his way to break the $1 million mark and buy his way into the 1% came from the $27 donors he touted during his campaign. Other campaigns were funded by billionaires. But the folks paying for Bernie’s private Delta 767 with its menu of herb crusted lamb loin, chocolate ganache, fine cheeses and white wine were ordinary people who would never be allowed to fly on it.

Bernie could live large on their donations, but he couldn’t directly pocket their money. Not unless he figured out how to sell them something of his own. And that’s how Bernie joined the 1%…

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Obama-Era FCC Caught Red-Handed Giving Preferential Treatment To Leftist Groups – Daily Caller

A high-level employee at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2014 appeared to give leaders of liberal-leaning groups preferential treatment for posting and publicizing comments on the agency’s public forum for the net neutrality debate.

Details of the highly friendly support were first described by then-The Washington Post’s Nancy Scola, who referred to it as an “unusual collaboration” in an in-depth report on the FCC’s filing system. Those details became significantly more incriminating after Mike Wendy, director of the market-oriented nonprofit MediaFreedom, recently received once-classified pieces of electronic communications years after he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Wendy alleges that, along with other conservative organizations, they were not given the same effortful and enthusiastic treatment their liberal counterparts received.

The FCC hosted a period in 2014 where anyone could submit feedback on so-called net neutrality, a nebulous term loosely defined as the principle that internet service providers have no right to discriminate against certain forms of traffic (like spam), nor to offer faster speeds to higher-paying customers…

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Supreme Court Says Government Can’t Refuse Disparaging Trademarks – Washington Times
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The government cannot censor trademarks on the grounds they may be offensive to some, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major decision that could also clear the way for the Washington Redskins football team to maintain its trademarks.

The case before the high court involved an Asian rock band named “The Slants.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office originally denying the band’s name, saying it was a racial slur that violated the agency’s policy, based on federal law, that prohibits granting disparaging trademarks.

Justices, though, said that violated the First Amendment.

“Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said in his opinion for the court…

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