Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 03/17/17


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Trump Nominates Boeing VP Patrick Shanahan For Deputy Defense Secretary – The Hill

President Trump on Thursday nominated a top Boeing executive to be the second-highest-ranking civilian at the Pentagon.

Trump announced Patrick Shanahan’s nomination to be deputy Defense secretary, along with nominations for five other Pentagon roles, beginning to fill offices that have sat empty since his inauguration.

Shanahan has been Boeing’s senior vice president for supply chain and operations since April. In that role, he’s responsible for the company’s manufacturing operations and supplier management functions.

Prior to that, he was the senior vice president of airplane programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he oversaw the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs.

He’s also been the vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems, and before that, the vice president and general manager for Boeing Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia…

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In Response To Severe Bread Shortage, Venezuelan Dictator Begins Arresting Bakers – Daily Telegraph
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Venezuela this week arrested four bakers making illegal brownies and other pastries as President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government threatens to take over bakeries in Caracas as part of a new “bread war”.

Maduro has sent inspectors and soldiers into more than 700 bakeries around the capital this week to enforce a rule that 90 percent of wheat must be destined to loaves rather than more expensive pastries and cakes.

It was the latest move by the government to combat shortages and long lines for basic products that have characterised Venezuela’s economic crisis over the last three years.

The ruling Socialist Party says pro-opposition businessmen are sabotaging the OPEC nation’s economy by hoarding products and hiking prices…

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Trump Makes Condolence Call To Fiance’ Of Woman Killed By Previously-Deported, Illegal Alien Drunk Driver – Daily Mail

President Trump has reached out to offer condolences by calling the fiancé of Sandra Dunn, who was killed in a car crash by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.

It is just the latest in a series of gestures by President Trump to call attention to crimes committed by immigrants, as he seeks to tighten immigration, build a border wall, and cut off refugees from countries he considers a threat.

Duran’s fiancé, Rodrigo Macias, appeared on’Fox & Friends’ on Wednesday to talk about his loss as well as immigration policy, declaring that ‘Our system failed us.’

‘It tells you a lot about this president,’ Macias, told the Southern California News Group on Wednesday evening.

‘You can’t have the local mayor do that, but the president of the U.S. went out of his way to do that. I’m very glad my fiancée and I voted for him. In fact, I’m extremely happy,’ the Los Angeles Daily News reported…

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Wasserman-Schultz Gave Known Terrorist Access To Classified Information – Your News Wire
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Disgraced former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz employed a Muslim man under investigation for terrorist ties for almost a decade, and even after police alerted her to the fact the man was likely stealing sensitive data from Congress, she continued to allow him access to the servers where the information was being stolen.

Rejecting the police warning as “racist“, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is either the most naive person in the world, or a co-conspirator in a nefarious plot to funnel information out of Congress.

Given the known history of her corruption, conspiring, and plotting – leading to her dismissal as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after scandalous revelations about her conduct came to light during the election – it would be a naive person who grants the Florida Congresswoman the benefit of the doubt…

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Snowflake Update: University Of Arizona Directs Students To Say ‘Ouch’ Whenever Their Feelings Are Hurt – The Federalist

The University of Arizona really doesn’t want any of its students to have hurt feelings, so they’ve issued a 20-page guide for professors on how to avoid offending their pupils.

The document, entitled “Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom,” tells professors they should encourage students to say “ouch” when they are offended in class. The offending party is supposed to say “oops” in response, William Nardi of College Fix reports.

“If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can say ‘ouch.’ In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful comment says ‘oops.’ If necessary, there can be further dialogue about this exchange,” the document states.

The guide is written by Jesús Treviño, who is the university’s vice provost for inclusive excellence. Yes, there really is an Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arizona, and being a provost of said office is really a thing.

According to the guide, it’s okay to crack jokes in class, but ABSOLUTELY NOT IF THEY OFFEND ANYONE…

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Very Fake News: Juan Williams Slams CNN Report Claiming Sean Hannity ‘Pulled Gun’ On Him After ‘Argument’ – Breitbart
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The fake news establishment media at CNN is at it again. Now they are attacking Fox News host Sean Hannity, smearing his reputation with a phony story about him allegedly pointing a gun at liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams.

Dylan Byers, one of the media writers at CNN who works for media industry defender Brian Stelter, printed a story on Thursday alleging: “Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams.” Byers cited “three sources with knowledge of the incident” to make the claim.

“He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body,” Byers wrote, adding in parentheses: “Hannity was just showing off, the sources said, but the unforeseen off-camera antic clearly disturbed Williams and others on set.”…

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House Conservatives Hope To Strike A Deal After Speaker Ryan Admits Health Care Bill Needs Improvement – Daily Signal

Conservatives in the House are proceeding with cautious optimism as they continue negotiating the bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare following an admission from House Speaker Paul Ryan that the legislation needs to undergo necessary “improvements and refinements.”

The concession from Ryan comes just a week after the Wisconsin Republican told his fellow Republicans the bill, called the American Health Care Act, was the “closest we’ll ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

But following the release of a report from the Congressional Budget Office that predicted premiums would initially rise under the proposal and 14 more million people would be without insurance next year, conservatives say they believe the door is now open for them to unite the conservative and moderate wings of the conference.

“We don’t want to completely ignore moderate members of the House,” Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, told reporters Thursday at a monthly Capitol Hill gathering. “That would be bad negotiating.”…

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Saudi Prince Declares Trump A ‘True Friend Of Muslims’, Expresses Support For Travel Ban – Breitbart
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Following a successful meeting between Donald Trump and his senior advisor, the Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described Trump as a “true friend of Muslims,” adding that he respects and supports Trump’s travel ban for people from seven terror prone Muslim majority countries.

The Prince’s senior advisor, who attended the White House on his behalf, said in a statement that the meeting was a “huge success” that marked a historic turning point in the bilateral relations [between the] two countries.”

On the subject of Trump’s proposed travel ban, which a federal judge in Hawaii blocked yesterday, the Prince argued that “the measure is a sovereign decision aimed at preventing terrorists from entering the United States of America.”…

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Plaintiff Behind Trump Travel Ban Lawsuit Runs Muslim Brotherhood Mosque – WorldNetDaily

The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration.

Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.

One of those six countries is Syria. Elshikh’s mother in law is Syrian and would not be able to visit her family in Hawaii for 90 days if Trump’s ban were allowed to go into effect.

Hawaii’s Obama-appointed federal judge, Derrick Watson, made sure the ban did not go into effect, striking it down Wednesday while buying Hawaii’s claim that it amounts to a “Muslim ban.”…

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Turkish Foreign Minister: ‘Holy Wars Will Soon Begin In Europe’ – Daily Ecpress
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Turkey has increased tensions with Europe after the country’s foreign minister said the continent is heading towards a holy war.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, 49, who has been part of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration since December 2013, also stoked the tense relations with the Netherlands following their general election which took place yesterday.

Mr Cavusoglu fanned an already volatile situation when he said all the Dutch parties running for election shared the same anti-Islamic views held by Geert Wilders, who is head of the PVV, and so it did not matter who won.

The Netherlands’ incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte successfully fended off the challenge of Mr Wilders who had stood on an anti-EU, anti-Muslim ticket…

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Temple University Blames 4.8 Percent Board Rate Increase On Leftist Soda Tax -Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple University officials plan to raise board rates by 4.8 percent for 2017-18 – and they say the soda tax is to blame.

The Inquirer reports that the sweetened beverage tax the city passed last year will cost the university $400,000 a semester, according to Ken Kaiser, the school’s chief financial officer.

Combined with a separately proposed 1.6 percent increase in board cost, which would reportedly cover contractural obligations, board rates will increase by more than 6 percent next year – and the minimum meal plan will cost $1,444 a semester, the newspaper reports.

The changes were approved during yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, which was conducted over the phone because of the winter storm.

The soda tax, which helps fund pre-K expansion, community schools and parks and recreation, has remained a contentious subject as business across the city report negative impacts – citing sales drops, layoffs and lagging tax revenues…

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Left-Wing Fascist Assemblyman From New York Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech – Zero Hedge
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In a bill aimed at securing a “right to be forgotten,” introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others…

* Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
* “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove… content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
* “and without replacing such removed… content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
* “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
* “which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
* “is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”…

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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Over 4 Tons Of Cocaine In Puerto Rico – RT

The US Coast Guard seized the biggest boatload of cocaine in nearly two decades when some $125 million worth of the drug was unloaded in Puerto Rico. Four men will be prosecuted for trafficking in the District Court of the US Virgin Islands.

The US Coast Guard at San Juan, Puerto Rico, confiscated 4.2 tons of cocaine from a fishing boat in international waters – the largest maritime seizure in the Atlantic since 1999.

The bust was a collaboration between multiple international agencies in the South American and Caribbean region, including the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Barbados DEA office, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force and Operation Caribbean Guard.

Capt. Robert W. Warren, Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander, praised the operation, telling Coast Guard News, “We appreciate our continued partnerships with the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and St. Vincent Coast Guard…

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Winners And Losers Under Trump’s Budget Plan – Washington Examiner
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President Trump has asked Congress to cut $54 billion from federal agencies to fund defense spending. Here are the agencies that would see the biggest cuts under the White House proposal:

1. EPA – 31.4 percent cut

The budget calls for cutting Environmental Protection Agency spending by $2.6 billion. The reduction would include ending funding for the Clean Power Plan, eliminating funding for regional efforts like a Great Lakes restoration program, and much more.

2. State Dept., USAID, Treasury International Programs – 28.7 percent cut

State and USAID would see a $10 billion cut from last year’s level. While funding for embassy security and diplomatic duties wouldn’t be crimped, foreign aid and support for multilateral organizations would be…

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Mysterious ‘Rogue Planet’ Spotted Floating Through Space – Metro

Don’t panic, but scientists say that a strange ‘rogue planet’ wandering through space near our solar system may be even more mysterious than we thought.

Well, we say ‘near’ our solar system, but you won’t exactly be going there for the Easter break – the object, CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9, is 100 light years away.

Scientists are now puzzling over what the mysterious object is – is it a rogue, free-floating planet, or something even stranger?

Scientists now believe that the planet – found in 2012 – might be a ‘brown dwarf’ – an object too small to be a star, but too big to be a planet.

‘CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is an atypical substellar object that is either a ‘free-floating planet’ or a rare high-metallicity brown dwarf. Or a combination of both,’ said Dr Philippe Delorme from Grenoble Alpes University in France…

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John McCain: Rand Paul ‘Working For Vladimir Putin’ – The Hill
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday accused Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he objected to a treaty related to Montenegro.

“He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians,” McCain said from the Senate floor.

“The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

The flashpoint came after McCain asked for unanimous consent to set up a vote on a treaty on Montenegro joining NATO, but Paul objected.

Under the Senate’s rules, any one senator can object to a unanimous consent request…

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Migrant Crime And Violence Soars In German States – Breitbart

Authorities in two German states have expressed concern over official figures showing a huge rise in migrant crime, with the number of violent attacks having almost doubled in 2016.

“Refugees really entered onto the crime scene last year,” said Baden-Württemberg State Criminal Police Office (LKA) president Ralf Michelfelder.

“We are very worried about the rise in violence by asylum seekers,” the police official added. The comments come following the release of figures which reveal a 95.5 per cent spike in the number of physical attacks carried out by asylum seekers and migrants.

Around 60 per cent of the assaults take place in asylum accommodation but the other 40 per cent are carried out among the general public.

This group of migrants are also heavily represented among people caught for theft and drug offences, according to this year’s statistics. But “they can now be found as suspects of crimes in almost every field”, according to the police official…

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Obama Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Order – Frontpage
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President Trump’s new, narrowly tailored temporary ban on travel from select countries plagued by Islamic terrorism was put on hold at the eleventh hour yesterday by the latest in a series of soft-headed, left-wing federal judges determined to sabotage presidential efforts to secure the nation’s borders.

Lawyer Justin Cox of the George Soros-funded National Immigration Law Center, hailed the ruling, saying the judge in this case found that “the primary purpose of the executive order is to discriminate against Muslims.”

The temporary travel ban is “a shaming device” and “a dehumanizing device” that “perpetuates this myth, this damaging stereotype of Muslims as terrorists.”…

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St. Louis Jewish Community Center Receives Bomb Threat – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bomb sniffing dogs with St. Louis County Police Department were dispatched to the Jewish Community Center at 2 Millstone Campus Drive following a bomb threat Wednesday morning, authorities said.

“Our department responded at approximately 9 a.m. to the JCC in relation to a call for a bomb threat,” said Benjamin Granda, police spokesman. “It was reported that an email was sent to the JCC some time last night.

Officers, along with K9’s arrived on the scene and began their protective sweep. We also sent officers to the Chesterfield location to do the same thing.”

The facility was not evacuated and remained open, according to a staff person. The worker said four facilities in the U.S. received the threat.

Granda said the Federal Bureau of Investigations will take over the investigation…

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Marcus Jewish Community Center Of Atlanta Receives New Bomb Threat – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta received another bomb threat on Tuesday night, according to an email from Chief Executive Officer Jared Powers.

“We followed all of our security protocols,” the email read. “Together with local law enforcement and our security team, the campus was thoroughly searched and we received the all clear. The safety and security of our members, staff, and guests are our top priority.”

This is the second threat that the Jewish center, which also has a school on its property, has received since the start of the year. It received a threat on Jan. 9, but officials declined to say whether the threat was made in an email, by phone or in a letter.

It is part of a disturbing rise in anti-Semitism in recent months…

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Bomb Threat Heightens Security At Jewish Community Center Of Baltimore – Owings Mills Patch

Several Jewish Community Centers (JCC) delayed opening Wednesday morning after authorities said the JCC of Greater Baltimore received a bomb threat overnight.

The threat came in over email, officials said.

“All security protocols are being followed,” the JCC of Greater Baltimore reported in a statement Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the JCCs in Owings Mills and Park Heights opened at 11:30 a.m., once they had received the all-clear from local law enforcement, who conducted building sweeps.

Several JCCs around the country received bomb threats by email on Sunday – centers impacted were in Chicago; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Houston; Rochester, New York; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

There have been more than 150 threats made toward JCCs across North America since the beginning of 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which fights antisemitism…

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Project Veritas Video Exposes Teacher Raped Students At Knife Point, Protected By Union – We Are Change
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A shocking new undercover video from Project Veritas captured the senior counsel for a New York teacher’s union admitting to defending a junior high school teacher who forced students to perform oral sex at knife point. It remains unknown if the predator is still at large.

The 16-minute long hidden-camera video that was released on Tuesday morning is sure to chill parents to their cores.

Unknowingly speaking to a Project Veritas undercover journalist at a union holiday party in December, 2015, Mitchell Rubinstein, the senior counsel for New York State United Teachers, smiled continuously as he described the case of a junior high school teacher he defended two decades ago.

The teacher, referred to only as “Mike,” was accused by multiple male students of forcing them to perform oral sex at knife-point, according to Rubinstein…

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Illegal Alien Raid Nets Nearly 250, Say Feds – Breitbart

Almost 250 criminal illegal immigrants, including those with sex crime charges and possession of drug convictions, were arrested by federal immigration agents in a multi-state raid.

Some 248 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, along with many who had re-entered the country illegally after already being deported, were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in cities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware.

In total, 120 of the criminal illegal immigrants arrested had convictions or pending charges against them; 50 had already been deported back to their native countries out of the U.S.; 18 were “immigration fugitives” who had final deportation orders by an immigration judge; and six were facing federal charges for re-entering the U.S. and document fraud.

According to an ICE news release, the arrests included:

The arrest of a 34-year-old male citizen of Guatemala with criminal convictions for sexual abuse of a minor…

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Scientists Have Created An Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision To Millions – Science Alert
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Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial the procedure in humans later this year.

The implant, which converts light into an electrical signal that stimulates retinal neurons, could give hope to millions who experience retinal degeneration – including retinitis pigmentosa – in which photoreceptor cells in the eye begin to break down, leading to blindness.

The retina is located at the back of the eye, and is made up of millions of these light-sensitive photoreceptors. But mutations in any one of the 240 identified genes can lead to retinal degeneration, where these photoreceptor cells die off, even while the retinal neurons around them are unaffected…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 03/10/17


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Justin Bieber Imposter Charged With Nearly 1,000 Child Sex Crimes – Law Newz

A 42-year old man who teaches law was charged for allegedly posing as pop star Justin Bieber and soliciting sexual pictures from underage girls.

Gordon Douglas Chalmers, a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, is accused of a wide variety of heinous offenses against children, and was charged in November after allegedly using Facebook and Skype to pretend to be Bieber and contacting kids, NBC News reported.

American and German officials notified Australian authorities who charged Chalmers with possession of child pornography and using a carriage service to procure and groom children for sex and to view child pornography.

After warrants were then used to search Chalmers’ social media accounts and cloud servers, authorities made discoveries that led to 931 additional child sex crime charges stemming from alleged acts over the past ten years, including rape and making child exploitation material, authorities told NBC News…

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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Removed From Office – Business Insider
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South Korea’s Constitutional Court has voted unanimously to remove the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, from office.

The decision is “final and unchallengable,” according to the Korea Herald.

Park is the first South Korean president to be removed from office by the courts. Her successor must be elected within 60 days.

Park was suspended from official duties in December after being accused of colluding with a friend who allegedly pressured companies to donate money in return for government favours.

Both Park and her friend denied the accusations…

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Irony Alert: Miami Lawyer’s Pants Erupt In Flames During Closing Arguments Of Arson Trial – Miami Herald

A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury – in an arson case.

Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.

Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

“It was surreal,” one observer told the Miami Herald.

Repeated calls to Gutierrez’s cellphone went unanswered. Miami-Dade police and prosecutors are now investigating the episode…

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Hi, GOP: You Are Terrible And Obamacare Jr. Stinks – Kurt Schlichter
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When Paul Ryan and his congressional clown car of alleged conservatives surprised us by just sort of dropping Obamacare Jr. on us, I wasn’t surprised to see them trip all over their Guccis during the utterly inept roll out. These nimrods couldn’t effectively communicate to Elizabeth Warren with smoke signals. But even I was shocked at how transcendently crappy their proposed Obamacare replacement is. Let me put it this way: the only thing that steaming pile of failure would be good for is as the key prop in a very specialized, niche German porno film.

Seriously, how many times do we have to tell you? Obamacare must die. Kill it dead – with fire!

When are you going to get it through your wonk spheres that we don’t want a government-led health care system that leaves the people who infest D.C. in charge?…

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Man Imprisoned For Killing His Wife; Pastor Lobbies For His Release; He Gets Released; Marries Pastor’s Daughter; Kills Her 4 Children – Washington Post

In 1991, Michigan man Gregory Green stabbed his wife in the face and chest, killing her and their unborn child. Then, he called 911 and waited for police to come.

After serving about 16 years in prison for murder, Green was released on parole with the support of family and friends, including a pastor who lobbied on his behalf and whose daughter Green would marry.

“Gregory and I were friends before his mishap and he was incarcerated,” Fred Harris, a pastor in Detroit, wrote to the Michigan parole board in August 2005. “He was a member of our church… I feel he has paid for his unfortunate lack of self control and the damage he has caused as much as possible and is sorry.”

“If he was to be released he would be welcomed as a part of our church community and whatever we could do to help him adjust, we would,” Harris wrote again a year later.

Green was released in 2008 and later married Faith Harris. They had two daughters, Koi, 5, and Kaliegh, 4…

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Left-Wing Activist In Ohio Jailed For Voter Fraud – American Mirror
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A paid liberal activist from the battleground state of Ohio was sentenced to six months in jail after she pleaded guilty to 14 counts of voter fraud on Monday.

Rebecca A. Hammonds was originally charged with 35 counts of “falsely registering people to vote and forging signatures on voter registration forms,” and admitted to 14 counts, Salem News reports.

Hammonds was a paid canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a group pushing people to register to vote in Columbiana County.

“It was fraud. It was dozens of forms where people that were deceased or just forged flat out. They signed their name and it wasn’t even the voter, the wrong date of birth, wrong streets,” said Columbiana County Elections Director Adam Booth…

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Illegal Alien With Detention Order Decapitates His Own Mother – Federalist Papers

An illegal immigrant with a deportation order decapitated his mother in her North Carolina home Monday.

Oliver Mauricio Fuentes Machada, 18, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother Yesenia Fuenz Beatriz Machado. Authorities said the son walked out of the home with large butcher knife in one hand and the decapitated head of his mother in the other.

“(Officers) ordered the suspect to drop the knife, which he did, and he was arrested without incident,” said Chief Terry Wright with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, WISTV reports.

Fuenes Machada is from Honduras and is an illegal immigrant. ICE issued a deportation detainer on the teenager…

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Senator Cotton: Ryan’s Healthcare Bill Does Not Deliver On GOP Promise To Repeal, Replace Obamacare – Breitbart
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a leading GOP senator, is warning his friend House Speaker Paul Ryan to “take a pause” and slow down when it comes to healthcare reform.

Cotton told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview when asked what he would say to Ryan were he speaking directly to the embattled Speaker:

Take a pause, lower the stakes, we don’t need to meet arbitrary legislative deadlines. We need to keep our promise to make healthcare more affordable, more accessible and hassle-free for all Americans. The legislation they’ve introduced can be a starting point but it needs major changes. Those changes can be perused and analyzed and tested at hearings. Then we can move forward with a more deliberative fashion in committee to propose amendments and cast votes so we’re not rushing through in the dark of night 36 hours after the bill is introduced…

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Ex-CIA Spy Credits Trump For Saving Her From Italian Jail – Reuters

A former U.S. spy, newly pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnap of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has credited President Donald Trump’s administration with saving her from an Italian jail.

Sabrina de Sousa was transferred between Portuguese prisons and had Italian police flying in to extradite her before being granted an 11th hour reprieve last week, with a former congressman pulling strings for her in Washington.

The 60-year-old is one of 26 people convicted by Italy in absentia over the 2003 abduction of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, but the only one to spend any time in prison for an operation in which she denies involvement.

The dual Portuguese-U.S. citizen says she was abandoned by the previous White House administration in her long fight over the case, which she plans to describe in a book. She thanks Trump’s team for helping her since Portuguese authorities arrested her on Feb. 20 with the intention of sending her to Italy…

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NFL Executive: Colin Kaepernick’s Career Is Over – Your News Wire
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Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick “won’t play again“, with one NFL team executive calling the controversial quarterback “an embarrassment to football” and another declaring “his career is over, nobody will touch him.”

After refusing to stand for the national anthem before games last year, desperate Colin Kaepernick has now promised NFL team executives that he will stand with everyone else in 2017 – if only they will give him a chance and sign him.

“Kaepernick’s goose is cooked. Teams have asked their players if they want him around and the overwhelming response was no, we don’t want him. He’s not a team player, he’s not a winner.”…

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Mayor Of Rutland, Vermont Booted For Supporting Obama’s Syrian “Refugee” Program – WorldNetDaily

The people of Rutland, Vermont, have gained a measure of revenge against former President Obama’s forced influx of Syrian refugees, voting out the five-term mayor who helped negotiate the controversial resettlements with a federal contractor.

Rutland is Vermont’s third-largest city but still very small, with a population of 16,500.

The candidacy of Mayor Christopher Louras went down in flames in Tuesday’s election as he was defeated by the refugee program’s most ardent opponent on the board of aldermen. David Allaire won with 52 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Louras.

“That’s not just a win, that’s a drubbing,” said Don Chioffi, an activist who supported the upstart candidate Allaire.

Louras came out last April and “announced,” much to the surprise of his residents, that the city would be taking in up to 100 Syrian refugees in fiscal 2017 along with others from Iraq…

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Malik Obama Tweets Alleged Barack Obama Kenyan Birth Certificate – Gateway Pundit

Barack Obama’s brother Malik Obama tweeted out a birth certificate on Thursday allegedly belonging to his brother Barack. The certificate is from a hospital in Mombassa, Kenya. Baby Barack was a bouncing 7 pounds 1 ounce.

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Malik Obama @ObamaMalik

Surely. What’s this?

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Fix Is In: House Committee On Imaginary Russian Hacking Includes Only Democrat-Hired Tech Experts – Breirtbart

A list of witnesses scheduled to appear at a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Open Hearing on “Russian Active Measures” contains a glaring problem: the only technical experts scheduled to testify are from CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike is a firm hired by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and has become the primary source of the narrative about “Russian hacking” of the 2016 election and has acted as a mouthpiece for the Democrats since last June.

The initial witness list released by House Intelligence includes a number of intelligence officials, all appointed during the Obama administration, such as former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, but the sole technical people on the invitation list are two representatives of CrowdStrike, President Shawn Henry, and the co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch…

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CNN Host Reza Aslan Eats Human Brains During Filming Of Hindu Cannibal Sect – Daily Mail
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CNN presenter Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India.

The episode, part of a series called Believer with Reza Aslan, was shown on Sunday and provoked horror and dismay from many viewers and an angry backlash by Hindus in America.

Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu in Congress, tweeted: ‘I am very disturbed that CNN is using its power and influence to increase people’s misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism.’

The Democrat, from Hawaii, added: ‘Aslan apparently sought to find sensationalist and absurd ways to portray Hinduism…

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Two Years Later, IRS Locates 6,924 Documents Related To Tea Party Targeting – Washington Free Beacon

The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them.

The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status.

The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public.

“At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents,” the agency said. “The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and, if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis.”

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, is calling on President Trump to clean house at the agency…

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Trump Interior Department Announces Oil And Natural Gas Lease Sale In “All Available” Gulf Federal Waters – Truth And Action
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On the same day that ExxonMobil announced a $20 billion investment program in Gulf Coast states to expand petrochemical refining operations, the Department of the Interior announced an upcoming oil and natural gas lease sale in “all available” federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

The leases will be good for five years, giving energy companies time to get drilling operations in place in the Gulf

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement on Monday, March 6, noting “Opening more federal lands and waters to oil and gas drilling is a pillar of President Trump’s plan to make the United States energy independent.”…

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‘Women’s Strike’ Platform Calls For Destruction Of Israel – Ari Lieberman

The relentless campaign to undermine the Trump administration and question the legitimacy of the 2016 election continues apace. The left has an embarked on a Jihad of sorts to embarrass and derail the new administration in a desperate bid to undo the choices made by the American people.

In Congress, Democratic lawmakers – despite the fact that they’re in the minority – are resorting to every trick in the book to delay and impede President Trump’s nominees. The latest to fall victim to this unscrupulous charade is Trump’s deputy attorney general nominee, Rod Rosenstein. Democratic lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee have vowed to “use every possible tool” to block the nomination.

Meanwhile, elements within the media elite have continued to propagate fake news in connection with Russia and the 2016 elections. Despite the fact that there is not a scintilla of evidence substantiating allegations of collusion between Trump’s campaign staff and Russia or that Russian interference with the 2016 election had any impact on the outcome, the purveyors of fake news – principally the New York Times, MSNBC and CNN – continue to suggest otherwise…

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Blank Book Called ‘Reasons To Vote For Democrats’ Top Seller On Amazon – Washington Times
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Judging by the popularity of “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide,” one would think the party out of power were making a comeback.

There’s just one problem – the top-seller is completely blank.

Written by Michael J. Knowles, managing editor for the Daily Wire, the book is described as the “most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date” and “a political treatise sure to stand the test of time.”

On Wednesday, it was the seventh most popular book sold on Amazon.

Released Feb. 8, the 266-page volume has racked up overwhelmingly positive reviews, with 94 percent of readers giving it five stars…

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Need A Job? Home Depot Is Now Hiring 80,000 Employees – SILive

At a time when many companies are decreasing staff, big box retailer Home Depot is seeking to hire 80,000 employees to fill its stores nationwide by spring.

And the national retailer is touting the shorter time – just 15 minutes – it will take to apply for a job via its website.

“Applying for a job at the world’s largest home improvement retailer now takes about 15 minutes using any device, thanks to a shorter application and mobile-optimized ‘careers’ site at careers.homedepot.com,” said the company in a statement.

While there are opportunities available at The Home Depot’s nearly 2,000 U.S. stores and 75 distribution facilities, more than 1,000 jobs are available in New York, according to the company’s interactive map.

Jobs available include customer service and sales, lot associates, freight and receiving, store support and cashier positions…

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Porn Star Crystal Bassette Quits Her Job In Adult Films To Become A Pastor – The Sun
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A porm star has revealed how she quit her £250,000-a-year job in the adult film industry to become a pastor.

Crystal Bassette, from Clay, New York, starred in over 100 X-rated movies during her 10-year career.

But she has turned her life around after finding God and marrying a pastor called David, 26, who she now runs a church with.

Crystal said: “I look back at my past now and you know I can’t say that I really regret anything because it has made me who I am today.”

Falling pregnant at 16, Crystal was determined to give her son the best life she could…

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Leftist College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’ – Daily Caller

A 21-year-old Michigan woman pleaded guilty Monday to fabricating a “hate crime” in which an unknown white male approached her and slashed her face with a safety-pin, local news outlets are reporting.

University of Michigan student Halley Bass admitted she scratched her own face with a pin after becoming frightened by a classroom discussion in her women’s literature class.

“I had been in a discussion in my women’s lit weirdly and there were a few people in my class that sort of said some things that scared me,” Bass said. She claims she was “suffering from depression at the time.”

Bass originally “claimed her attack was part of the surge in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump a week earlier,” MLive.com reports. She told police after the fake attack that she believed she was targeted because of a safety-pin she was wearing…

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Holy Grail Site Found? 700-Year-Old Cave Used By Knights Templar Found In Shropshire – Daily Express
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A mysterious underground place of worship has been rediscovered after years buried underneath a farmer’s field.

The temple, once used by the secretive religious sect and believed to date back 700 years, was found behind a rabbit hole in the Shropshire countryside.

It is thought the cave was used by the Knights Templar after their sect was literally forced underground by King Philip IV of France when he publicly burnt several of its prominent members at the stake.

The religious group were rumoured to have carried round the Holy Grail, most commonly identified as the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper and that Joseph of Arimathea used to collect Jesus’s blood when he was crucified…

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Obama Holdover Lori Scialabba Resigns As Acting Director Of USCIS – Breitbart

Lori Scialabba, the Acting Director at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security, “announced her coming retirement from federal service” on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed to Breitbart News.

Scialabba was number one on the list of eight Obama holdover bureaucrats identified by Breitbart News that President Trump “can fire or remove at Homeland Security.”

According to a source within the Department of Homeland Security, Scialabba sent the following message to her colleagues at USCIS about her resignation on Tuesday:

Dear Colleagues,

After almost 33 years of public service, I will be retiring from the federal government at the end of March. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with USCIS for over 10 years, first as the associate director of the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, and then serving as your deputy director for nearly six years…

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Trump Names Richard Grenell Ambassador To NATO – Washington Examiner
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President Trump is set to nominate Richard Grenell, a veteran Republican foreign affairs spokesman, to serve as ambassador to NATO, several news outlets reported Wednesday.

Grenell is an outspoken Trump supporter who served as a spokesman for John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and several other GOP-appointed U.N. ambassadors.

An openly-gay Republican, Grenell would be one of the highest-ranking gay members of the Trump administration.

An official said Wednesday morning that the White House could not confirm the appointment of Grenell…

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WikiLeaks Claims 99 Percent Of Its CIA Documents Not Yet Released – Daily Caller

Less than one percent of WikiLeaks’ CIA files were released in yesterday’s document dump, the anti-secrecy organization claimed Wednesday.

WikiLeaks has already indicated that its cache of stolen CIA files, which the group is calling “Vault 7,” will be dripped out over a series of releases.

The group used similar methods in publishing emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.

Tuesday’s release revealed a global covert hacking operation by the CIA, showing how CIA hackers convert smart phones, Samsung TVs and other electronics into covert microphones used for spying.

WikiLeaks says it obtained the CIA files after the agency “lost control” of the documents after they began circulating among a 5,000-person network of former U.S. government hackers and contractors, one of whom WikiLeaks claims is the one who leaked the documents…

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Mexican Cartel Ran Series Of Marijuana Plantations In East Texas Worth $101M – Breitbart
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Members of the Los Zetas Cartel managed to establish a series of large scale marijuana plantations in east Texas. Authorities have been able to locate 15 marijuana plantations and seize 77,000 plants with an estimated worth of more than $101 million.

The marijuana growing operation has been tied to the Los Zetas drug cartel, information released by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office revealed. The efforts to take down the growing operation began on July 28, 2015 under Operation Joint Venture when authorities found three growing operations and seized 22,000 plants.

The operation was carried out by Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…

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Samsung Plans U.S. Expansion, Would Shift Manufacturing From Mexico – Wall Street Journal

Samsung Electronics Co. is planning a major investment to expand its U.S. production facilities, according to people familiar with the matter, with at least five states in discussions.

The initial capital investment is expected to be around $300 million, several of the people said, with Samsung shifting some production of oven ranges to the U.S. from Mexico. The move could generate around 500 jobs, those people said.

Talks are continuing and no final decisions have been made, with a start date for oven-range production still undetermined, the people said, so the details may change.

In subsequent years, Samsung could eventually ramp up U.S. manufacturing of refrigerators, washers, dryers and other home appliances, which could make the total investment significantly larger, according to people familiar with the discussions. But no firm deadline or commitment is set for those decisions, the people said…

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Former NSA Whistleblower: “Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored” – Zero Hedge
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Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA’s global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is “absolutely right” to claim he was wiretapped and monitored… he was.

As we noted previously, Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, who mapped out the Soviet command-and-control structure before anyone else knew how, and so predicted Soviet invasions before they happened…

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Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook Confirms He Knew About Trump Wiretaps – Gateway Pundit

As Obamagate heats up, more and more people are admitting that they had knowledge of the wiretaps.

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Robby Mook confirmed to Fox News that he had knowledge of wiretaps being used during the campaign.

Of course he knew; Hillary tweeted about the wiretaps one week before the election.

Fox News reporter:

“Today Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager told Fox he had knowledge of wiretaps being used during the campaign but he suggested they were targeted at Russian officials, not directly at Trump Tower.”

It’s funny to watch Democrats split hairs as they try to dance around the wiretapping scandal. It’s hard to believe that Mook really thought the wiretaps were meant for Russian officials when the entire reason for the wiretaps was to take down Trump – the man running against his boss, Hillary…

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Senator Demands Director Comey Explain Why The FBI Planned To Pay For Fake Russian Dossier On Trump – Washington Examiner
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI’s reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump.

Last month the Washington Post reported that the FBI planned to pay Christopher Steele to investigate Trump “a few weeks before the election.” Steele was at the time being paid by supporters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” Grassley wrote…

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Unhinged Vegan Rams Chicken Truck With Her Car, Flees Scene, Then Locks Herself In Her House When Cops Arrive – WXIA

A Georgia woman is behind bars after deputies said she slammed into a chicken truck, fled the scene and then refused to leave her home once authorities tracked her down.

The investigation began when a truck driver told police he was traveling west on Hwy. 72 when a red four-door car hit the side of his truck. The driver said he initiated his brakes only to have the suspect vehicle slam into his truck once more – spinning in front of the truck in the process.

The truck driver pulled over and called 911 as the red car fled. He only had a basic description of the driver, a woman with shoulder length red hair. Had that been all that Madison County deputies had to work with, she might not have been as easy to find. However they reported that there was debris from the crash left on the side of the road – including her license plate.

A records check tracked the car’s owner back to a residents in the 2300 block of Spring Circle in Comer, Ga. When police initially arrived, they found no one there. However, a second attempt found both the vehicle and a driver matching the driver’s vague description…

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Just Weeks Before French Election, Globalists Conspire To Prosecute Nationalist Le Pen For Exposing Muslim Atrocities – Daily Mail
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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has lost her European parliament immunity from prosecution in an obscene videos case that could see her jailed for three years.

The 48-year-old leader of the far-right Front National (FN) now faces being summoned by a French judge, and being charged with ‘distributing violent images’.

Le Pen caused outrage by using Twitter to publish films including one showing the decapitated U.S. journalist James Foley.

Now EU parliamentarians have voted to strip Ms Le Pen, who is an MEP, of immunity that would have protected her from legal action.

The decision will now be communicated to an examining magistrate in Nanterre, the Paris suburb, who has the power to summon Le Pen for an interrogation…

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Soros-Backed Group Organizes Massive Coal Blockade In Ukraine – SHTFplan

As we have mentioned here throughout the beginning of this year, Ukraine has been (and continues to be) a major “flash point” that holds dire consequences for a Europe already in tatters. Ukraine is also a major spot of contention between Russia and the United States.

To recap, presently we have a President intent on a new era of relations between Vladimir Putin and his government. The problem lies in what the U.S. has done in the past five years under the Obama-directed State Department (courtesy of Victoria Nuland). That State Department was aided and abetted by none other than Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

As mentioned in other articles, the situation in the Eastern Ukrainian provinces is serious. Although the Minsk accords provided for an official ceasefire between the Kiev government under President Petro Poroshenko and the separatist militias in the Donbass region, the former has been clearly guilty of violating it repeatedly. These violations have taken the form of prohibited armored vehicles and artillery barrages in numerous cities…

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Deranged Leftist Who Threatened To Assassinate Trump Cuts Deal To Avoid Jail Time – Daily Caller
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A Florida man who was arrested after he threatened to assassinate President Donald Trump during the inauguration has cut a deal to avoid jail time, according to a new report.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that Dominic Puopolo agreed to enter a mental health program in hopes that it will eliminate any time he would serve behind bars for threatening to kill Trump.

Authorities say that if he completes the mental health diversion program, prosecutors have agreed to “drop felony charges” against him for threatening a public servant.

In January, the Miami Beach police department confirmed the arrest of Puopolo at a sandwich shop, after he made a video recording of himself threatening to travel to Washington, D.C. and assassinate Trump…

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Scientists Have Found A Way To Rapidly Thaw Cryopreserved Tissue Without Damage – Science Alert

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to rapidly thaw cryopreserved human and pig samples without damaging the tissue – a development that could help get rid of organ transplant waiting lists.

Cryopreservation is the ability to preserve tissues at liquid nitrogen temperatures for long periods of time and bring them back without damage, and it’s something scientists have been dreaming about achieving with large tissue samples and organs for decades.

Not only for the life-extending applications we’ve read about in sci-fi novels, but, more feasibly, because the technology could allow hospitals to safely store organs for long periods of time.

Right now, 22 people die in the US each day on average while waiting for an organ transplant. One of the biggest challenges isn’t organ shortages – it’s that organs can’t stay ‘on ice’ longer than a few hours without being irrevocably damaged…

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More Proof That Maxine Waters Is Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks – Washington Free Beacon
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) delivered a speech in which she reminded her audience that she was a “millennial” once, and told them to “stay woke.”

Waters said that she developed a “huge” relationship with young people after her attempts to get her colleagues to recognize how “dangerous” President Donald Trump is.

“The recent fight I had that I’ve engaged in because of this new president, and trying to get my colleagues to understand how dangerous he is, has afforded me a really new and huge relationship with young people,” Waters said.

Waters said she is learning new words from young people…

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Wife Of Pulse Nightclub Terrorist Omar Mateen Granted Bail By Federal Judge – Orlando Sentinel

A federal judge in California granted $500,000 bail Wednesday to the Pulse gunman’s widow, who faces charges of aiding his attack.

Prosecutors argued against Noor Salman’s release on bail, calling her a danger to the public.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu said she did not find evidence that Salman, 31, holds extremist views or has connections to the Islamic State. Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to terror organizations during the June shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and injured dozens more.

Salman will stay behind bars for two days so the government can appeal.

Survivor Christopher Hansen, 32, said he was relieved when he heard Salman was arrested. He was in Pulse the night of the shooting and helped rescue others who were injured. Now he said he’s on edge again knowing she could be released.

“You’ve got people who are behind bars for selling marijuana, but she might be allowed free. How does that make any sense?” he said. “This whole situation is heartbreaking. It’s going to make it hard to sleep at night – again.”…

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83-Year-Old Senator Chuck Grassley Beats High Schooler In Push-Ups Contest – EAG News
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A St. Ansgar High School student recently challenged 83-year-old Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley to a push-up contest, and the elderly statesman didn’t disappoint.

Grassley, known for visiting each of his state’s 99 counties every year, was visiting with students at the high school last Thursday when he took on a female senior in the show of stamina, quickly peeling off his suit jacket to pound out 19 push-ups on the gym floor, WALB reports.

A video of the interaction posted to Grassley’s Twitter account shows the student completed 10 push-ups before calling it quits.

Grassley hit 13 push-ups before a student in the stands declared “he wins.” The father of five and grandfather continued with another six push-ups for good measure…

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Rick Perry Confirmed As U.S. Energy Secretary – Washington Times

The Senate voted Thursday afternoon to confirm Rick Perry as the nation’s next Energy secretary, putting the former Texas governor atop a department he once recommended eliminating entirely.

Mr. Perry was confirmed by a vote of 62 to 37, drawing the support of 11 Democrats and all Republicans in the chamber, other than Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, who was not present.

With the vote, President Trump now has his full energy and environmental team in place. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – who will oversee energy development on federal lands – was confirmed on Wednesday, while EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was installed last month.

But Mr. Perry’s ascension is unique in that, during his failed 2012 presidential bid, he advocated scrapping the Energy Department as part of a broader plan to reduce the size and scope of the federal government…

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Senate Confirms Ben Carson As HUD Secretary – Daily Caller
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Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate, was confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday.

The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm the 65-year-old Carson. Six Democrats and one Independent, Maine Sen. Angus King, voted with 51 Republicans on the confirmation.

Carson had a relatively easy path to confirmation, at least compared to other Trump administration nominees. He coasted out of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with unanimous support. His confirmation hearing in January was without controversy, as opposed to the grillings faced by other Trump cabinet nominees…

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The Democrats Are A Party Of Anti-Semitic Cowards – Daniel Greenfield

The Democrats care about anti-Semitism.

They care so much that they had a presidential candidate and convention speaker who led an anti-Semitic riot through a Jewish neighborhood. “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house,” he had taunted his victims.

He became a close presidential adviser whose endorsement is sought after by every Democrat running for the White House.

They care so much that they had a presidential candidate and speaker at two conventions who had used racial slurs against Jews and declared, “I’m sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust.”

They care so much that the new deputy DNC chair, who had also spoken at a convention, has a long history with anti-Semitic hate groups.

From Al Sharpton to Jesse Jackson to Keith Ellison, there’s a safe space for anti-Semitism on the left.

Keith Ellison’s people are blaming the Jews for his defeat…

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ISIS Leader Admits Defeat In Iraq, Orders Followers To Flee Or Kill Themselves In Suicide Attacks – Daily Mail
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks, it has been claimed.

The terror mastermind is said to have issued a statement called ‘farewell speech’ which was distributed among ISIS preachers and clerics in parts of Iraq it still controls.

According to local media, he urged supporters to run and hide and told ‘non-Arab fighters’ to either return home or blow themselves up with the promise of ’72 women in heaven’.

News of the statement, which has yet to be verified, comes as US-backed Iraqi army units took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in ISIS’ hands…

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Democrat Reps Meeks And Fudge Delayed Dismissal Of IT Staff Hackers Because They Were Muslims – Zero Hedge

A month ago, three Muslim American brothers who managed office IT were barred from congressional computers (on suspicion that they accessed computers without permission). While many congressmen immediately relieved them of their duties, two House Democrats decided to delay the firing (until today) because their Muslim background, some with ties to Pakistan, could make them easy targets for false charges.

As we previously reported, the three brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan) who managed office IT for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis…

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Illegal Alien Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal, Is Promptly Detained By ICE – Daily Caller
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An illegal immigrant decided to speak publicly at a news conference about her immigration status Wednesday. She was later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained in Jackson, Miss. shortly after speaking at the press conference, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Vargas, an Argentine national who arrived in the U.S. at age 7, was previously protected under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Her DACA status, however, recently expired.

Vargas’ attorney Abby Peterson told The Clarion-Ledger that Vargas’ car was pulled over by ICE agents moments after the news conference, and they told her, “You know who we are, you know what we’re here for.”…

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Judge Under Investigation For Helping Illegal Alien Escape ICE – USA Politics Today

When will people learn that illegal immigration is exactly that ILLEGAL! The Democrats try and play sob stories of families immigrating to get a better life and that they are hard working which is the case for some, but that isn’t always the case.

There are also thousands of criminals that hop the border whenever they please and that has to stop.

But it is one thing for the Democrats to be preaching against our nations laws, but it is an entirely different thing for a judge to ignore our nations laws and help an illegal alien escape from ICE agents.

The Willamette Week reports:

A young man’s daring escape from capture by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, apparently with the assistance of a local judicial referee, has shocked and divided the Portland legal community…

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Trump Signs Repeal Of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban – Breitbart
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On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban.

The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15.

The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported:

The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the LA Times reports that a ban on gun possession due to inability to handle finances would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons – from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease.”…

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Obama Illegally Robbed Fannie, Freddie To Fund Obamacare – Jerome Corsi

Will this be the final nail in the coffin for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare?”

Federal court litigation provides evidence the Obama administration illegally diverted taxpayer funds that had not been appropriated by Congress in an unconstitutional scheme to keep Obamacare from imploding.

In 2016, a U.S. District judge caught the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Department acting unconstitutionally and therefore put an end to the illegal diversion of taxpayer funds, but the Obama administration didn’t stop there.

The Obama administration instead turned to the nation’s two government-sponsored mortgage giants – the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as “Fannie Mae,” and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as “Freddie Mac” – to invent a new diversion of funds in a desperate attempt to keep Obamacare from collapsing…

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Soros-Financed Groups Provided Script For Anti-Trump Town Halls – Breitbart
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An organization partnered with far-left groups that calls itself the Revolutionary Love Project distributed an actual script with anti-Trump talking points for citizens to use when meeting with constituents in town halls, including during last week’s Congressional recess.

The script provides word-for-word language suggestions that accuse the Trump administration of “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” It asks activists to use the descriptors to petition their representatives to “forcefully condemn” and support legislation opposing President Trump’s immigration and border security agendas.

The script is entitled, “#NoBanNoWallNoRaids Talking Points for Congressional Townhalls.”…

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Trump Signs Bill Undoing Obama’s Last-Minute, Coal-Killing Regulation – The Hill
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President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.

The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.

Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration…

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Vice-Admiral Harward Turns Down Trump’s National Security Advisor Offer – Fox News

President Trump’s first choice to succeed the departed Michael Flynn as national security adviser has turned the job down due to family reasons, sources close to the situation told Fox News late Thursday.

One source told Fox that retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward “really wanted” to do the job, but ultimately decided that he could not.

A senior administration official said that Harward’s acceptance of the national security adviser post was contingent on the agreement of his family. The official said Harward’s wife and other family members wanted him to remain in the private sector.

Harward retired from the Navy in 2013 after a career spanning nearly 40 years. Upon his retirement, he became chief executive officer for defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin in the United Arab Emirates.

Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was “very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally.”

“It’s purely a personal issue,” Harward said Thursday evening. “I’m in a unique position finally after being the in military for 40 years to enjoy some personal time.”…

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Samsung Leader Lee Jae-Yong Arrested In Corruption Probe – Financial Times
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Samsung’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and perjury in connection with South Korea’s political corruption scandal, upending the succession and restructuring plans of the country’s largest conglomerate.

Mr Lee, the 48-year-old vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and grandson of the group’s founder, is the highest-profile business figure engulfed by the influence-peddling scandal that is poised to topple President Park Geun-hye.

Mr Lee’s detention early on Friday could cause a leadership vacuum at the company just as Samsung Electronics, the group’s crown jewel, is scrambling to revive the fortunes of its mobile business following the costly debacle over the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone last year…

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WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Involvement In 2012 French Presidential Election – Zero Hedge

In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election.

The 7 pages of documents reveal that all major French political parties “were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election.”

The latest set of revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published as context for its forthcoming – and cryptic – CIA Vault 7 series.

Named as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.

According to Wikileaks, the CIA operation initially ran for 10 months from November 21, 2011, to September 29, 2012, and continued after the April-May 2012 French presidential election and into the formation of the new government…

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RINO John McCain Divulges U.S. Policy And Intelligence Secrets To Russian Phone Pranksters Posing As Ukrainian PM – True Pundit
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Sen. John McCain divulged insider Intel on U.S. secret policy to a Russian comedian posing as Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The duped Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee even coached the phone-prankster-posing Prime Minister on joining NATO.

This audio recording of the phone call is absolutely incredible.

McCain should know better than this, especially after schooling President Donald Trump daily on how to handle Russian foreign policy. McCain was also one of the harshest critics of Gen. Mike Flynn, former national security advisor who resigned this week for unauthorized correspondences with the Russian government prior to his swearing into office.

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Obama’s Freeloading Welfare Users Pissed After Trump Kills Another Huge Freebie – Freedom Daily

While still mourning the loss of their prized “Obamaphones,” the crackdown on welfare continued today with President Trump issuing a big blow that thousands of freeloaders are furious about. In a single swipe of his pen, our leader killed a massive freebie that these leeches are certainly not ready to let go of just yet.

The new executive order comes on the coattails of the immigration orders for good reason as it pertains most specifically to the illegals who cross our borders and suck off of the system for life. After a copy of the draft order first leaked this month by the Washington Post, liberals began to panic and now their nightmare just became a reality – much to the approval of hardworking Americans.

According to Conservative Tribune, immigrants trying to enter the U.S. will be vetted ahead of time for their potential use and intentions with government aid, without necessarily realizing it. The order explains that all will be screened to determine their “need for certain types of public aid” and the same practice will be applied to those already here who Barack Obama so freely let in. If they are found to be using the system in any inappropriate way, they will be deported…

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Trump Picks Alexander Acosta For Labor Secretary – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump’s new choice for the Department of Labor is former Justice Department official Alexander Acosta.

“I think he’s going to be a tremendous Secretary of Labor,” Trump said during his press conference at the White House on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision.

Acosta, who has a Harvard law degree, is currently the dean of Florida International University College of Law and served on the National Labor Relations Board. He also clerked for Judge Samuel Alito on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit…

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Senate Confirms Mick Mulvaney As OMB Director – Daily Signal

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., who will be tasked with addressing the nation’s $20 trillion in national debt, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Mulvaney, a Republican representing South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in the House since 2011, will be responsible for directing the budget process and reforming entitlement policy at the Office of Management and Budget.

Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an email that Mulvaney has a proven track record of conservative leadership.

“With the national debt soon to exceed $20 trillion as spending on health care, old-age entitlements, and net interest is projected to grow steeply, driving our debt to ever greater heights, it’s extremely encouraging to see a fiscal conservative with a conservative track record, such as Mick Mulvaney, confirmed as director of the White House budget office,” Boccia said.

Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Mulvaney will serve President Donald Trump’s administration well…

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Speaker Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Bill Coming Next Week – Hot Air
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During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a bill to repeal Obamacare would be introduced next week. “After the House returns following the Presidents Day, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said. He added, “It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.

“Look at the events that happened this week. On Tuesday another major insurance company announced that it too will leave the marketplace. In its decision, Humana cited a lack of young people signing up, a problem that has dogged Obamacare for years now.

“And then on Wednesday, the CEO of Aetna, another large insurance carrier, said that Obamacare is in a death spiral…

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Judge Finds Probable Cause To Charge Governor Chrisite Over ‘Bridgegate’ – New York Post

A judge has found probable cause to charge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct for his role in the Bridgegate scandal, according to reports Thursday.

Presiding Bergen County Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady cited testimony from the federal trial of two former Christie aides convicted of scheming to close approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s successful re-election bid.

McGeady’s ruling stems from a complaint filed last year by retired Teaneck firefighter and political activist Bill Brennan, a Democratic candidate for governor who is seeking to have Christie prosecuted for second-degree official misconduct.

That crime is punishable by up to ten years in the slammer.

A Christie spokesman said McGeady was “violating the law, pure and simple.”

“This concocted claim was investigated for three months by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which summarily dismissed it, after concluding that the very same evidence relied upon again by this judge was utter nonsense,” spokesman Brian Murray said…

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President Trump Excoriates Dishonset News Media In Thursday Press Conference – Fox News
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President Donald Trump held a press conference today at the White House.

He began by blasting the media for its “dishonesty” and lamenting the “mess” that he inherited from President Barack Obama both at home and abroad.

The president said many people, including in the media, are unhappy because he’s implementing his agenda and following through on the promises he made to the American people.

“This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine,” he said, dismissing recent reports of a White House in “chaos.”

The president called the country “drug-infested” and vowed to put a stop to it…

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Report: Millions Of Cancer Deaths Expected From Fukushima – Your News Wire

Millions of Japanese citizens could be at risk of dying from cancer as a result of the increasing amount of radiation pouring out of Fukushima.

According to a shocking report originally published by Fairewinds Energy Eduction (FEE), “Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan,” one million citizens in Japan were thought to be at risk of developing thyroid cancers as a result of the meltdown.

That report based its conclusions on the the fact that scientists had understood the radiation levels at the reactor to be around 73 sieverts per hour.

However, according to new information, current radiation levels are more likely to be around 530 sieverts per hour – the highest it has been since the disaster occurred in March 2011.

These unimaginable levels represent shocking 132% increase in radiation than originally measured in 2011. Radiation of that magnitude could kill almost 50% of the Japanese population, according to a report by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Greenmedinfo.com reports:

A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima’s triple meltdown on the risk of cancer in exposed populations, which does not just include Japan, but arguably the entire world…

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CNN Loses Court Battle Over Fake News Reporting – Political Insider
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An impartial federal judge has issued a ruling in a lawsuit that essentially accuses CNN of peddling ‘fake news’ in their reporting.

The case involves a hospital CEO that sued the network for inflating infant mortality rates at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The former CEO of that facility, Davide Carbone, accused CNN of manipulating statistics and ignoring data that painted a different picture of the true rates at the hospital.

Manipulating statistics and ignoring facts to portray a skewed version of reality? CNN? Nah, couldn’t be.

The attorney for Carbone said that “the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’”…

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Flashback: U.S. Army Labeled Hillary Clinton An ‘Insider’ Threat Risk – American Mirror

As the mainstream media has heart palpitations over Michael Flynn’s alleged conversations with Russia, it’s important to remember who was a part of a U.S. Army training last summer and deemed an actual “inside” threat risk.

NBC News reported:

An Army training presentation on insider threats included Hillary Clinton among a rogue’s gallery of killers and leakers, citing the former secretary of state as an example of “careless or disgruntled employees,” NBC News confirmed on Tuesday.

The unclassified slide, which first emerged on a Facebook page that spoofs the military, was confirmed by a U.S. military officials, who said it was used as part of a lesson on how to secure classified materials and improve safety.

A spokesperson from the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command said the slide was developed 18 months ago.

“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective,” the spokesperson said in a statement…

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California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming – Daily Caller
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Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly.

FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes.

“This is a landmark moment for school food,” Jennifer LeBarre, head of nutrition services for Oakland Unified School District, said in a FOE press statement…

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Kentucky ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill Passes Despite Disruption By BLM Racists – American Mirror

Black Lives Matter protesters failed in an attempt to shout down members of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Monday as they voted to approve new legal protections for first responders and police.

House members approved House Bill 14, a so-called Blue Lives Matter bill, in a 77-13 vote as activists in the gallery overlooking the house chamber repeatedly chanted “Black Lives Matter” to voice their opposition, the Courier-Journal reports.

The bill, now on its way to the Senate, follows similar legislation approved in Louisiana that makes it an official hate crime to attack police and first responders because of their occupation. The measure is aimed and deterring fatal ambushes of police officers that have more common in recent years amid protests by Black Lives Matter groups and other organizations over police-involved shootings.

State Rep. Kevin Bratcher, the bill’s sponsor, said he was inspired in part by the shocking ambush in Dallas last summer that left five officers dead and numerous others wounded, WFPL reports.

“You guys don’t know what’s in my heart and I don’t know what’s in your heart, but I don’t know how anybody could vote against this bill,” Bratcher said…

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President Trump To Hold Large Rally At Melbourne, Florida Airport On Saturday – WKMG
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President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Melbourne Saturday, the campaign committee Donald J. Trump for President announced.

Trump will appear at a rally that begins at 5 p.m. Saturday held inside the AeroMod International Hangar at Melbourne International Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

People who want to attend can register for the rally here.

The president was last in Central Florida for a December rally in Orlando after winning the 2016 election.

About 10,000 people attended the thank-you tour event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

White House officials did not say if Trump will watch the SpaceX launch scheduled for Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral…

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Republican Bill To Eliminate The EPA Is Literally One Sentence Long – Daily Caller

Republican-backed legislation to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is definitely one of the shortest bills Congress has dealt with in a while.

“The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018” is all the bill says regarding EPA’s elimination. The bill’s preamble has more words than its legislative language.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced the bill in February. The bill has three Republican cosponsors and has been referred to four House committees.

The Huffington Post obtained emails sent from Gaetz’s office in early February, asking other members of Congress to support his bill to terminate the EPA. Three Republican have cosponsored Gaetz’s bill.

“Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote to colleagues

“It is time to take back our legislative power from the EPA and abolish it permanently,” Gaetz wrote.

Republicans have long dreamed of eliminating or radically restructuring EPA. The GOP’s 2016 platform suggested turning EPA “into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with structural safeguards against politicized science.”…

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Trump Chooses Vice Admiral Robert Harward As New National Security Advisor – Daily Mail
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The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.

A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.

Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office…

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Andy Puzder Withdraws As Labor Secretary Nominee – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Puzder said that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity.” His Senate hearing was scheduled for the next day.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed the White House that Puzder lacked the votes necessary for confirmation, effectively ending any effort to save his nomination.

Following news of his withdrawal, Senate Democrats and representatives took to Twitter, heralding it as a major victory.

Puzder was the focus of an intense campaign by union-backed protesters, Fight for $15 activists and Democrat senators to block his nomination.

He was criticized after admitting to hiring an illegal immigrant housekeeper with his wife. “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the U.S.,” Puzder explained, following the accusations…

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Netanyahu Says There’s ‘No Greater Supporter Of The Jewish People’ Than Trump At Joint Press Conference – Breitbart
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump and his staff for their support of Israel during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

“I’ve known the president and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time. There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I think we should put that to rest.”

Trump was asked by an Israeli reporter about the “sharp rise” in anti-Semitism in the United States after his election as president and suggested that he was “playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.”…

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House Votes To Undo Obama-Era Gun Control Rule – Washington Examiner
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The House on Thursday voted to undo an Obama-era rule that Republicans said wrongly blocked certain people from buying guns.

The rule, approved in the wake of the 2012 massacre of kindergartners in Newtown, Conn., expanded whose names must automatically be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, thereby preventing them from buying a gun.

Under the rule, anyone with a mental disability receiving Social Security Administration benefits and requiring third-party assistance with their finances is barred from purchasing firearms…

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NAACP Chapter Led By Embezzler Is Overseen By Convicted Murderer – Daily Caller

A high-ranking NAACP official convicted of murder threatened to “fire back” if The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF) reported that a new branch president under his oversight embezzled from the previous nonprofit that he ran.

Gerald Hankerson, president of the Alaska, Oregon and Washington State regional NAACP, told TheDCNF he wasn’t “authorizing” the disclosure because it “strikes a blow to the NAACP by indicating that we allow criminals at the leadership.”

Hankerson himself was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder and spent 23 years in prison before being granted leniency because he, in the governor’s words, “accepted full responsibility of his conduct,” but now claims he is innocent.

TheDCNF reported Thursday that the Anchorage, Alaska, branch of the NAACP in November elected Kevin McGee, who had been convicted of using his previous position as president of a government employees union to steal from, as a court document put it, “the very people he was supposed to represent.” In a victim impact statement, the union called McGee “an opportunistic thief who has shown no remorse.”…

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Berkeley Blowback: Milo Book Sales Soar 12,740% Overnight – Zero Hedge
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Following the violent anti-free-speech protests in Berkeley, California last night – sparked by cal’s special snowflakes hurt feelings at the potential words that would come out of Milo Yiannopoulos’ mouth during a sold-out event – it appears America’s curiousity has been piqued.

Sales of Milo’s book have increased 12,740% overnight sending it rocketing from 642nd to 5th ranked best-seller on Amazon. Pretty impressive considering the book is not even released until March 14th 2017.

So despite all the best efforts of the liberal intelligentsia to shut down his ‘free-speech’ last night – hurting the feelings of 600 conservatives who were looking forward to the event – we suspect a lot more than 600 Americans are now about to get a crash course in how Milo thinks…

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Washington Post Forced To Make Embarrassing Correction After Reporting Trump Threatened to ‘Invade Mexico’ – IJR

After highlighting an Associated Press story that claimed President Donald Trump had threatened the president of Mexico with invasion to get rid of “bad hombres,” The Washington Post has had to walk back that claim.

But not before the story spread widely via Time Magazine, Mic, Mother Jones, Vox, and many other publications.

The story about the “threatened invasion of Mexico” was contained in a larger story about another reportedly testy conversation President Trump had with the Prime Minister of Australia.

The AP story had no named sourcing and contained responses by the Mexican government that the claim was “absolutely false” and “did not occur.” Despite this, the story ran with the headline:

“Trump to Mexico: Take care of ‘bad hombres’ or US might”

The Washington Post ran with it. Then things blew up, and this Pulitzer Prize winner was beguiled by the notion that President Trump would suggest an invasion…

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Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Vows To Hire 10,000 Veterans To Counter Starbucks’ Refugee Vow – Liberty News Now
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Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz reacted to President Trumps temporary travel ban from refugees from seven nations by vowing to hire 10,000 refugees.

The move, which was clearly political in nature and designed from a supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not go over well with “red state” Americans.

One of those Americans is Evan Hafer, founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Evan started out in the National Guard then transitioned to active duty as a Special Forces operator. The coffee lover then went civilian and contracted with the State Department and the CIA throughout the War on Terror…

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GOP Suspends Rules Again To Approve Trump’s EPA Pick After Democrat Boycott – New York Post

A Senate committee on Thursday cleared Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency despite Democrats boycotting the vote for a second day.

Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously agreed to suspend the rules to allow for a vote without any Democrats present.

Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called the Democratic boycott “disappointing.”

“We will not allow it to obstruct,” he added. “We had an election last November. The people spoke and now it is time to set up a functioning government and that includes a functioning EPA.”

It’s the second time this week GOP-led committees had to toss out the rules to respond to boycotting Democrats.

The Senate Finance Committee earlier circumvented the rules to approve Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary and Tom Price for health and human services secretary. Rules required that at least one Democrat be present for committee business, but Democrats failed to show up at the Finance Committee for two consecutive days…

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Australian PM Corrects MSM Fake News Story: No, Trump Did Not Hang Up On Me, Our Conversation Ended Cordially – Sky News
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Donald Trump has blasted as ‘dumb’ a refugee deal between Australia and the United States, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident the president won’t backflip on their agreement.

An explosive tweet from Mr Trump has once again cast doubt on the deal, in which the US would take refugees currently held on Manus Island and Nauru in return for Australia accepting refugees from Central America.

‘Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!’ the U.S. president tweeted on Thursday…

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Fake News Update: Trump Didn’t Ease Russia Sanctions, Obama Did – Fire Andrea Mitchell

Another fake news media story about Donald Trump easing sanctions on Russia has been shot down by the truth. Earlier the media, like the New York Times was claiming that Donald Trump eased some sanctions on Russia via the Treasury Department. The fake news story about Trump easing sanctions on Russia was first reported by Reuters and spread on social media by the New York Times. Here is the original tweet:

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Trump’s Treasury Department eases sanctions on Russian intelligence agency http://reut.rs/2jHGExD via

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Then hours later, after backlash and the truth being revealed, Eric Llpton had to backtrack on his false claim of Trump easing sanctions on Russia and admitting it was actually Obama who eased the sanctions.

The media will stop at nothing to try and smear Trump, get the Russia collusion story going again, or just try anything to smear him. Pathetic, really after what the left wing progressives did last night in Berkeley. That isn’t too big of a story in these left wing rags. But Obama policies on Russia that are attributed to Trump are YUGE stories…

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ICE ‘Most Wanted Fugitive’ Captured In New Jersey – ICE
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO’s most wanted fugitives Tuesday.

Javier Atlixqueno-Vaquero, 37, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested late Tuesday night after ERO identified Vaquero leaving his residence. Atlixqueno is a convicted felon for the crimes of sexual assault with a minor, felony sale of hallucinogen/narcotic controlled substance, and felony failure to appear.

He was ordered removed by an immigration judge May 7, 2004 and was removed from the U.S. to Mexico May 19, 2004. Atlixqueno unlawfully re-entered the U.S. at an unknown date…

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Texas Governor Abbott Cuts Off $1.8 Million In Grants To ‘Sanctuary County’ – The Hill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has cut funding to Travis County, the home of the city of Austin, following through on a threat to block state grants over a new sheriff’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Abbott’s office said Monday it would cancel $1.8 million in grants to law enforcement programs in the county, the state capital and the University of Texas’s flagship campus. The governor said he is asking state agencies to identify other grants to the county that he could also block.

The cuts come as Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, newly elected in November, begins implementing a new policy blocking deputies from asking anyone they apprehend about their immigration status. Hernandez has also said her office will not hold undocumented immigrants in county jails after they complete sentences for minor crimes, even if asked by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

The so-called sanctuary policy enraged Abbott, who threatened to cut state funding if Hernandez went ahead with plans to implement the policy beginning Wednesday. In a letter to Hernandez last week, Abbott called the policy “dangerous,” “shortsighted,” “reckless” and “frivolous.”…

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Trump Threatens To Block Berkeley Federal Funding After Left-Wing, Domestic Terrorists Riot At Milo Event – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump reacted to the massive rioting at UC-Berkeley in response to a scheduled campus speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

“If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” Trump wrote on Twitter early Thursday morning.

News of the rioting made cable news last night as students smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, and set fires in the street. Others spray painted the words “Kill Trump” on storefronts…

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In Defense Of Religious Liberty, Trump Vows To Repeal Johnson Amendment – Washington Free Beacon

President Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

The Johnson Amendment puts limits on the political activities of non-profit organizations, such as endorsing or opposing political candidates.

The amendment applies primarily to churches and other non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exemptions. The amendment was named after former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who proposed the bill when he was a Texas senator.

Trump said he would “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”

“That is why I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said.

As a candidate, Trump promised he would push to repeal the Johnson Amendment in an effort to defend and expand religious liberty. Trump said that religious liberty is currently under threat.

“Freedom of religion is a sacred right. But it is also a right under threat all around us,” Trump said…

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Married Pastor Caught Fooling Around With Married Woman, Flees Scene In Birthday Suit – Tallahassee Democrat
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A well-known Tallahassee pastor was forced to flee naked after a husband came home early and found him having sex with the man’s wife.

The details of the Jan.17 episode outlined in a police report, combined with Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons’ address to members of his Jacob Chapel congregation about the incident, have been the subject of intense social media and internet buzz.

The address, which was filmed and uploaded to YouTube by someone in the congregation, has been seen by tens of thousands over the last week. The story also was discussed on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, which airs on WHBX in Tallahassee…

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474 Arrested, 28 Sexually-Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation In California – KTLA

Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

More than 30 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and task forces, including the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, participated in the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” enforcement operation, according to a sheriff’s news release.

The statewide operation took place over the three-day period between last Thursday and Saturday.

In total, 474 arrests were made, including 142 males on solicitation charges, and 36 males on suspicion of pimping, according to figures provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

Additionally, 28 commercially and sexually exploited children and 27 adult victims were rescued.

“You are worthy of more. And we will work tirelessly with our partners … to provide you services and help you rebuild your life,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell said, addressing the victims during a news conference on Tuesday.

The minors who were recovered during the operation were being cared for by various children and family services agencies across the state, according to sheriff’s officials…

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Speech Police: Canada Hiring 55 People To Monitor ‘Hate Speech’ – Red Alert Politics
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In response to the deadly terror attack that claimed the lives of six Muslim Canadians who were peacefully praying at a mosque in Quebec City, the government is attacking free speech rights.

Radio Canada reported on Wednesday that Montreal police arrested a 47-year-old man in the middle of the night for writing hateful comments on social media about Muslims.

No Canadian media outlet reported that any of the man’s comments were perceived as a direct threat.

He is not alone, though, Montreal police noted that they have gone after at least two other individuals for hate speech online…

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Fake News: Man Who Claimed Mom Died Due To Trump ‘Ban’ Lied – Breitbart

An Iraqi-American man who made headlines earlier this week by claiming that his ailing mother had died because of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration lied, according to the imam of his local mosque, Detroit’s Fox 2 reported Wednesday.

The original story was that Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen born in Iraq, was visiting relatives in Iraq but was forced to abandon his mother in that country when he tried to return home.

Hager said he was returning home with his family that included his sick mom. They were returning home to the United States where his mother has lived since 1995. As they were waiting in line at the airport in Iraq on Friday, he was told that he could pass through because he was a U.S. citizen. But his family members – including his mom – weren’t allowed, despite holding green cards.

“I was just shocked. I had to put my mom back on the wheelchair and take her back and call the ambulance and she was very very upset. She knew right there if we send her back to the hospital she’s going to pass away – she’s not going to make it,” Hager said.

Sadly, he was right. He said Naimma, who lived in the United States since 1995, wasn’t allowed to come home and he said she died in her native country…

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Anti-Trump Protest Leader Charged With Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy – Daily Wire
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Following the stunning election victory of President Donald Trump on November 8, the leftist hub of Portland, Oregon has been the home to many anti-Trump protests, which often metamorphosis into violent riots.

As reported by KOIN, leading leftist activist and Portland’s Resistance group leader Micah Rhodes, 23, helped to activate and galvanize such anti-Trump riots. He also happens to be a registered sex offender who is currently facing charges for sexually abusing a teenage boy he met on a gay dating app.

“Rhodes allegedly met the teenage boy on gay dating app Grindr,” reports The Daily Caller. “The teen told police that Rhodes knew he was a minor before they had sex, but that the two did so on multiple occasions anyway…

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Meet The Democrats Who Supported Gorsuch In 2006 – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed by the Senate to his seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals without a single dissenting vote.

Confirmed just two months after President George W. Bush submitted his name for the Senate’s consideration, not a single Democrat raised an objection to his confirmation in July 2006. He was approved on a voice vote.

Here’s a list of Democrats who supported Gorsuch’s confirmation:

Former President Barack Obama
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Former Sen. Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Sen. Tom Carper
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Patty Murray
Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Sen. Ron Wyden…

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Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State – New York Post
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President Trump added one new member to his Cabinet Wednesday, while three other nominees moved closer to confirmation despite fierce Democratic opposition.

The Senate approved Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO, as secretary of state by a largely party-line vote of 56-43.

But three Democrats joined the Republican majority: Mark Warner of Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Independent Angus King of Maine, who caucuses with Democrats, also voted to confirm Tillerson…

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Kuwait Issues Its Own Trump-esque Visa Ban For Five Muslim-Majority Countries – Albawaba

Citizens from five Muslim-majority countries will no longer be able to obtain Kuwaiti visas, after reports the Gulf state issued tight entry restrictions that mirrored U.S. President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans will not be able to obtain visit, tourism or trade Kuwaiti visas with the news coming one day after the US slapped its own restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.

Passport holders from the countries will no lot be allowed to enter the Gulf state while the blanket ban is in place and have been told not to apply to visas.

Kuwaiti sources told local media that the restrictions were in place due to the “instability” in the five countries and that the ban would be lifted once the security situation improves.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have all witnessed violence from extremist groups, while Syria and Iraq are embroiled in internal conflicts.

Although mainly peaceful, tensions between Iran and the Gulf have ratched up over the past year with the GCC powers accusing Tehran of attempting to destabalise the region.

Kuwait is concerned about the threat of extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group with both militant organisations have a presence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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British Parliament Approves First Stage Of Brexit – News Max
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British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union.

MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin of 498 to 114.

It was the first Brexit-related vote in the House of Commons, with a second and final vote in the lower house set for next week.

The opposition Labour party ordered MPs not block the bill, but dozens rebelled…

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Mexico Remittances Reached Almost $27 Billion In 2016 – Washington Times

The money sent home to Mexico by migrants living abroad rose to almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest on record.

Remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to $26.97 billion in 2016.

Mexico’s central bank said Wednesday almost all the money was sent to Mexico by electronic transfers. About $600 million continues to arrive in cash or by money orders.

Remittances have become Mexico’s most important source of foreign income after manufacturing exports of almost $34 billion per year.

Remittances have far surpassed the $15.6 billion Mexico earns from oil exports and the $17.5 billion in tourism income Mexico received in 2015.

U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested the U.S. might retain some remittances to pay for a wall between the countries, a project Mexico opposes…

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Trump To McConnell: Go Nuclear If Dems Block Gorsuch – News Max
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President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to ‘go nuclear” and change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push through his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Trump’s words immediately escalated what’s shaping up as a feverish partisan battle over the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Trump’s endorsement of a scenario known on Capitol Hill as the “nuclear option” came the morning after he announced Gorsuch’s nomination.

“I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was caught up in the web,” Trump said at the White House…

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How To Defeat Weaponized Empathy – Dystopic

I’ve spoken at great length on the matter of Weaponized Empathy. It is the primary weapon of the modern Left. Indeed, it so completely dominates their tactical thinking that everything else in their arsenal pales in comparison. Defeating this weapon ought to be the foremost on the mind of any opponent of the Progressive Left.

Almost nothing else matters, at this point. Any victory achieved without defeating Weaponized Empathy will be hollow and Pyrrhic. You may succeed in lowering taxes for a time, or passing some military budget items you want. But the Progressive steamroller will go on, slowly, inexorably, swallowing entire civilizations in the old Fabian manner. The war will be lost unless the weapon is destroyed.

What is Weaponized Empathy? It is the deliberate hijacking of your own moral standards, your ability to empathize with your fellow man, in order to force you to serve someone else’s narrative. It is, in essence, a highly sophisticated form of guilt-tripping designed to turn you into a slave.

You might consider it an evolution of the Alinsky tactic of forcing the enemy to live up to their own moral standards. But it goes beyond that. It forces an enemy to embrace your moral standards or suffer tremendous peer pressure and socially-engineered “justice” at the whims of the mob…

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Trump Blackballs CNN; Refuses To Let Surrogates Appear On “Fake News” Network – Zero Hedge
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Well, it’s official. According to a note from Politico, the White House has confirmed that surrogates of the Trump administration will no longer appear on CNN and will instead go to “places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda.”

“We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” said a White House official, acknowledging that CNN is not such a place, but adding that the ban is not permanent.

A CNN reporter, speaking on background, was more blunt: The White House is trying to punish the network and force down its ratings.

“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter said…

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GOP-Led Senate Committee Suspends Rules To Clear Mnuchin, Price Nominations In Face Of Democrat Obstruction – Fox News

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, as part of a fast-paced day for majority Republicans who also pushed past Democratic resistance to advance three other President Trump Cabinet picks to a final vote.

The vote to confirm the former ExxonMobil executive as the country’s top diplomat was 56-43.

Trump, during Tillerson’s swearing in in the Oval Office, said that it is “time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs.” He also praised Tillerson’s background, telling him, “Your whole life has prepared you for this moment.”

Earlier in the day, Senate Republicans, frustrated by Democrats’ attempts to delay other Cabinet confirmations, moved swiftly to advance three nominees to a final vote.

On the most contentious nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, 11-to-9, to approve Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for U.S. attorney general.

The move came after Democrats dragged out proceedings a day earlier. The committee advanced Sessions to the floor on an 11-9 vote.

“No doubt we have the votes” to confirm Sessions, said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a committee member. “It’s going to get done.”…

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Jeff Sessions Approved By Senate Committee – The Hill
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A Senate committee voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general on Wednesday, two days after the growing controversy surrounding President Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim nations led to the firing of an acting attorney general for insubordination.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sessions 11-9 along party lines. His nomination now goes to the floor, where he is widely expected to be confirmed given the GOP’s 52-seat majority.

The committee vote comes as Senate Democrats have sought to slow progress on other Trump nominees, including Steve Mnuchin, the pick at the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department…

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31 Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Nose Of American Airlines Plane – CNN

Seven bricks of cocaine with a street value of at least $200,000 were discovered in the nose of an American Airlines plane that flew from Colombia to Oklahoma, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Boeing 757 flew first from Bogotá to Miami International Airport, where it was flagged for maintenance. Workers in Miami were too busy, so they diverted the jet to Tulsa International Airport, where a technician on Sunday noticed that insulation in the nose gear’s electronics bay looked new, the sheriff’s office said.

The technician moved aside the insulation, spotted the drugs, and called the sheriff’s office, the department said.

The bricks were covered in wheel grease that appeared to have been applied to the bricks to ward off drug dogs, said Casey Roebuck, communications director for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

About 14 kilos – 31 pounds – of cocaine was removed from the plane, the sheriff’s office said.

Because of the sophistication of the operation, authorities believe it is cartel-related, Roebuck said. The Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami is now investigating…

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Prosecutors Weigh Child Porn Charges Against Anthony Weiner – Wall Street Journal
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Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former Rep. Anthony Weiner over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Weiner, a New York Democrat, is being investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seized his electronic devices, including a laptop and a cellphone, as part of the probe.

Officials initiated the investigation last fall, after the Daily Mail in the U.K. reported that Mr. Weiner had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with the girl…

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California Lawmakers Want ‘Third Gender Option’ For Drivers’ Licenses – Washington Free Beacon

Legislation introduced in California would create a third gender option on drivers’ licenses and expedite the process for individuals to change their sex on their birth certificate without undergoing a sex change.

The “Gender Recognition Act,” sponsored by state senators Toni Atkins of San Diego and Scott Weiner of San Francisco, would add “nonbinary” to the list of male and female genders on state identification documents.

“Our society is becoming more enlightened every day about gender identity,” said Atkins when introducing the bill last week. “It’s time for our state to make it easier for transgender Californians and those who don’t conform to traditional notions of gender to have state-issued identification documents that reflect who they truly are.” She added: “This bill will help them avoid the discrimination and harassment that too many of these residents face in their daily lives.”

California law currently requires individuals seeking to change their birth certificate to provide proof from a doctor that they have undergone “clinically appropriate treatment for the purpose of gender transition.”

The new legislation would remove this requirement and allow individuals to change their gender without a hearing, if no one files an objection…

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Obama Plummets To Number 48 On Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People In The World’ List – IJR
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After two terms in office, President Obama will soon no longer reside at the White House.

With Trump coming to take his place, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is going to get an extreme-home makeover. In fact, there might be so much change and repeal, Obama’s two milestones: The Patient Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal may end up in the trash bin of history.

Forbes appears to already see Obama’s influence, legacy, and power waning at an extreme pace.

In 2015, Obama was listed as the third most powerful person in the world, via Forbes’s annual list. Back then, the publication wrote, in part:

U.S. President Barack Obama fell one spot on this year’s list to #3. There’s no doubt that the United States remains the world’s greatest economic, cultural, diplomatic, technological and military power…

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Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Severe Air Pollution – Your News Wire

A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital for the first time this year as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.

The red alert, the highest in the color-coded warning system, will come into force at 08:00 p.m. local time on Friday.

Private cars will be ordered off the road, with an odd-even number plate system in force, according to a notice posted on the official website of the Beijing municipal government.

Press TV reports:

According to a notice posted on the official website of Beijing’s municipal government on Monday, construction sites have also been ordered to close and further restrictions have been imposed on the production of some industrial plants and enterprises, as the hazardous pollution is expected to linger on the capital for the next five days.

“Enterprises and public institutions can adjust office time or ask employees to telecommute. Kindergartens, primary and middle schools can work on flexible teaching schedules or close,” the notice added.

According to an emergency response program adopted by Beijing in 2013 to curb air pollution, a red alert is issued when severe smog is estimated to last over 72 hours. Beijing put out its first ever red alert on December last year, when it was engulfed by a thick blanket of choking and toxic smog.

In recent years, China has seen extremely high levels of air pollution, particularly in the northeast, the industrial heartland of the country…

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Obamacare Tax Subsidies To Increase By $9.8 Billion Due To Premium Hikes – Washington Free Beacon
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Taxpayers will spend $9.8 billion more on Obamacare subsidies next year than this year due to double-digit increases in premiums, according to a report from the Center for Health and Economy.

The Obama administration announced in October that Obamacare premiums were set to increase by double digits, increasing at a faster rate than they have in the past.

“For the median HealthCare.gov consumer, the benchmark second-lowest silver plan premium is increasing by 16 percent this year, before taking into account the effects of financial assistance,” the administration said. According to the center, the silver benchmark plan premiums will increase by 22 percent.

The administration rarely admits that taxpayer subsidies are increasing to cover rising costs, although they often tout those subsidies for protecting Obamacare customers from higher premiums…

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Facebook To Use Leftist ‘Fact Checkers’ To Label Certain Posts ‘Fake News’ – Breitbart

Facebook has announced it will introduce warning labels on stories they deem to be “fake news,” with the help of partisan “fact checking” organisations such as Snopes and PolitiFact.

Stories deemed to be false will now be “flagged” by Facebook, with an accompanying red label claiming the story is “disputed by 3rd Party Fact-Checkers.”

Users will then have the option to “learn why this is disputed” to receive an explanation as to why Facebook believes the story is false.

“We’ll use the reports from our community, along with other signals, to send stories to these organizations,” Facebook VP Adam Mosseri wrote in the Facebook news blog. “If the fact checking organizations identify a story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why.”

Mossieri insists that the company will not prohibit users from posting anything deemed “fake,” but “you will see a warning that the story has been disputed as you share.”

Furthermore, Facebook will prohibit paid promotion of stories that have been marked as disputed.

In the announcement, Facebook confirmed that it will be working alongside organizations that are signatories of “Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles.”

Business Insider reports that these organisations will include the likes of Snopes, ABC, Politifact, and FactCheck.org, all of which have records of left-wing partisanship — particularly throughout the 2016 election…

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Swearing BLM Racists Take Over Kansas School Board Meeting – American Mirror
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A loud and angry group of Black Lives Matter protesters forced the Lawrence School Board in Kansas to shut down its meeting early on Monday by screaming and cursing at board members about an allegedly racist teacher.

The disruption started when a woman approached the board to set her own agenda for the meeting, telling board members “ya’ll ain’t gone give me no blank stares tonight cause I’m pissed the hell off for my kids and all the rest of the kids, and ya’ll gone answer some questions tonight,” according to a video posted by The Lawrence Journal-World.

Several other protesters who claimed to be members of Black Lives Matter-LFK stood among the crowd as the woman berated the board.

“If any of ya’ll here for a certain reason, you gots to go, cause we gone talk tonight, we gone get resolutions tonight, and that’s why we’re here,” the woman lectured the room…

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Donald Trump Taps General Keith Kellogg For National Security Council Post – The Hill

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as National Security Council (NSC) chief of staff, expanding the reach of generals in the new administration.

Kellogg advised Trump throughout his presidential campaign and has been floated as a possible member of the incoming White House.

He’ll be one of the president-elect’s top advisers on national security issues, serving under retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who will lead the NSC, and K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News host and White House aide who will serve as Flynn’s deputy.

“I am honored to not only be a part of this historic administration but also to be serving with General Flynn and KT McFarland, who are widely respected as some of the most experienced and strategic national security minds,” Kellogg said in a statement.

Kellogg spent more than 30 years in the Army, serving late in his career in a key post in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He also worked in the Joint Chiefs of Staff office before his retirement and later went on to work for defense contractors.

He’s the fourth retired general to join the administration. Trump selected Flynn to lead the NSC, as well as Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department and Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security.

The announcement Thursday came along with the appointment of Monica Crowley to serve as the NSC’s senior director of strategic communications…

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After 5 Years Of Scrutiny, Sheriff Arpaio’s Investigators Conclude Obama’s Birth Certificate Is A Forgery – Law Newz
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a press conference in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon where he announced, after a five year investigation, his detectives have determined that the birth certificate presented by President Barack Obama was a fraudulently created document which has been represented as an official copy of the original certificate. Arpaio said his investigators have been working this case since August 2011 after the Tea Party asked him to investigate.

“We had to follow the evidence,” Arpaio said during the press briefing. The lead investigator, Mike Zullo, presented a video which claimed to show the Obama birth certificate shows “9 points of forgery.” He claims it was copied from another document. He says they consulted several experts from all across the world including in Italy…

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Activists Hold Unintentionally Hilarious ‘Funerals’ For Dead Turkeys At Whole Foods – IJR

Activists apparently staged “funerals” for dead turkeys at grocery stores across the country, from New York City to Oakland during the Thanksgiving month of November.

The group ‘Direct Action Everywhere’ on Friday posted a video on its Facebook page showing the demonstrations. The video is accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack that sounds like a mix between Halloween and something from an M. Night Shyamalan film — you know, the music that comes the moment some dark truth is finally revealed.

Some of the vegan activists are seen taking out whole turkeys and placing them on blankets on the floor for some reason.

Others were more creative and set up a cardboard fixture that at least somewhat resembled a coffin for the little guys. The “coffin” was then lined with more dead turkey bodies.

Activists in San Francisco even staged a “die-in” and pretended to be dead while holding photos of turkeys.

It’s not clear exactly when all of these protests took place, but they appear to be centered around the Thanksgiving holiday. And they will not forget the atrocity.

The comments in response to the video were seriously brutal.

They could feed the poor instead. Damn vegans, you can’t do anything, animals will keep slaughter for humans. Even the drugs you use for your therapies are tested on animals. Gtfo vegannazis.

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh dear,” another person wrote. “Unintentionally amusing. Are they gonna pay for those?”…

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Faithless Elector From Texas Lied About Being A 9/11 First Responder – Daily Caller
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The Texas elector who cited his experience as a 9/11 first responder for his refusal to vote for President-elect Donald Trump appears to have fabricated the entire thing, according to an investigation by local news outlet WFAA.

Chris Suprun said he responded with the Manassas Park, Virginia fire department after the third plane hit the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attacks. But WFAA’s investigation reveals that the department wasn’t among those responding to the attacks. What’s more, Suprun didn’t even join the fire department until October, 2001 – a month after after the attacks.

“Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation,” Suprun wrote in a New York Times op-ed announcing he would not be casting his vote for Trump when the electors meet on Dec. 19…

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President Asshat Allows 4,200 Bald Eagles To Die For Green Energy – Daily Caller

The Obama administration will allow wind turbine operators to kill 4,200 federally protected bald eagles before facing any penalties.

Under a finalized rule, wind turbine owners will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles – that’s almost four times the current limit.

“We can’t eliminate human-caused eagle loss any more than we can eliminate risk from any other facet of modern life,” Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told The Associated Press.

Bald eagles are not an endangered species, but are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These laws prohibit killing, selling or otherwise harming them without a permit.

Wind farms kill an estimated 573,000 birds each year and 888,000 bats, according to a 2013 peer-reviewed study published in Wildlife Society Bulletin. Wind farms are projected to kill 1.4 million birds annually by 2030.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 143,000 bald eagles in the U.S. and 40,000 golden eagles. Despite the deaths of numerous birds, wind power has generally been well-received by environmentalists.

Wind farms owned by Duke Energy were forced to pay a $1 million fine for killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds in 2013. An Oregon-based wind power company was fined $2.5 million for killing 38 eagles in 2015. Modern wind turbines create a powerful vortex which literally sucks eagles and other birds into them…

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Obese Idiot Wraps Himself In Firecrackers And Lights The Fuse; Instantly Regrets It – Thuglife Videos

This dude must surely be up for a Darwin Award this year. Zach from the YouTube channel Too Stupid To Die is a Helluva guy. Looking like Super Mario (if he ate Luigi), the guy’s nuts, quite frankly.

Well, you’d have to be pretty crazy to run a channel like Too Stupid To Die. It’s a Jackass kind of thing. And for his latest stunt? He decided to create a ‘suicide vest‘. Made of firecrackers.
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And as you can see from the photo, he lights the fuse and it goes off exactly as planned. But why you’d plan that, no one quite knows.

We don’t need to tell you not to try this at home, do we?

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1,000 Muslims Block London Streets Chanting Allahu Akbar To Demand Islamic Caliphate – Daily Express

More than 1,000 Muslims took to the streets of London last night chanting Allahu Akbar and demanding an Islamic caliphate.

The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street.

During the speeches which lasted almost an hour the crowd chanted Allahu Akbar ‘God is the greatest’ and cheered for those calling for a global caliphate.

A poet invited to talk shouted: “We need a Caliph who will clean up these streets. Who will smack up armies and who will back beef [fighting].

“Backhand your missiles back to your land, that’s the plan.

“World domination at hand. We can expand and take out these fools.”

The crowd largely segregated into men and women with many of the women wearing Islamic clothing.

According to website Breitbart one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, while others were handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate.

It is unclear who organised the demonstration.

Breitbart also reported that Haitham al-Hadad, a Saudi-trained Salafist Muslim, congratulated the crowd on amassing so quickly and in such large numbers saying: “This gathering today – in a matter of a few hours, hundreds of brothers and sisters coming together – is a sign of positivity and revival, and a sign of victory for Allah.”…

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Trump Officially Nominates Former Navy SEAL Rep. Ryan Zinke To Head Interior Department – IJR
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President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday the nomination of Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as the next Secretary of the Interior.

In a statement, Trump said Zinke “has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues.”

Trump also cited Zinke’s experience as U.S. Navy SEAL Commander as an example of the fifth-generation Montanan’s leadership, adding:

“[M]y administration’s goal is to repeal bad regulations and use our natural resources to create jobs and wealth for the American people, and Ryan will explore every possibility for how we can safely and responsibly do that.”…

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Netherlands Restaurant Offers ‘My Little Pony’ Burger Made From Real Horse Meat – Daily Mail

A restaurant in the Netherlands has become famous for serving up a dish called the ‘My Little Pony Burger’ – but it’s not just a creative name.

The burger is actually made from real horse meat.

Dutch restaurant Food Guerilla gets the strange delicacies from a quirky food truck called Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier – or the ‘Unwanted Animal Kitchen’.

The patties are all made from the butchered meat of ageing ponies at nearby amusement park Slagharen, Vice Munchies reported.

In fact, the food truck’s entire identity centres around selling products made from species that are ‘not socially acceptable’ to eat.

The idea is to avoid waste and when older horses are deemed useless and put down, their meat is typically not utilised.

Despite the environmental upsides, progressive chef Babbe Hengeveld, who owns Food Guerilla, is aware that horse meat burgers might seem a little unconventional.

‘They don’t sell well because people do feel bad about the idea of eating horse,’ Hengeveld told Vice.

‘I just need to throw away the meat sometimes. For people to understand, you really have to explain to them clearly about the unwanted ponies and horse meat.

‘When I’m cooking in the kitchen, I don’t always have time for this.’

There are foodies – and therefore in-the-know, savvy restaurants – that have proved to be keen on the burgers. The interest just isn’t always motivated by the prospect of reducing waste…

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Entire Bunker Hill, Indiana Police Force Resigns Over Illegal And Unethical Behavior By Town Council – Washington Times
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An Indiana town has been left without a police department after all five members of its law enforcement agency resigned this week in protest, alleging mismanagement and unethical requests made by local lawmakers.

In his resignation letter, Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison wrote that town council members had asked him to “be involved in illegal, unethical and immoral things over time,” the Kokomo Tribune reported. The allegations include being asked to conduct criminal background checks on other council members and requesting access to confidential information.

“I have had to educate them on the things they were asking from me and explained that I would not take part in any of these actions,” Marshal Thomison said.

The marshal submitted his resignation on Monday along with letters from his four unpaid reserve deputies…

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Georgia Secretary Of State Confirms 10 Cyber Attacks Traced To Obama DHS – WSB

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office now confirms 10 separate cyberattacks on its network were all traced back to U.S. Department of Homeland Security addresses.

In an exclusive interview, a visibly frustrated Secretary of State Brian Kemp confirmed the attacks of different levels on his agency’s network over the last 10 months. He says they all traced back to DHS internet provider addresses.

“We’re being told something that they think they have it figured out, yet nobody’s really showed us how this happened,” Kemp said. “We need to know.”

Kemp told Channel 2’s Aaron Diamant his office’s cybersecurity vendor discovered the additional so-called vulnerability scans to his network’s firewall after a massive mid-November cyberattack triggered an internal investigation.

The Secretary of State’s Office manages Georgia’s elections, and most concerning for Kemp about the newly discovered scans is the timing.

The first one happened on Feb. 2, the day after Georgia’s voter registration deadline. The next one took place just days before the SEC primary. Another occurred in May, the day before the general primary, and then two more took place in November, the day before and the day of the presidential election.

“It makes you wonder if somebody was trying to prove a point,” Kemp said.

Last week, the DHS confirmed the large Nov. 15 attack traced back to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection internet gateway. But Kemp says the DHS’ story about its source keeps changing…

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Ex-British Ambssador Who Is Now Wikileaks Operative Says Democrat Whistleblowers Gave Him Clinton Emails – Daily Mail
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A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia.

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.

‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence…

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Hate Hoax: NYC Muslim Arrested After Claiming Attack By Trump Fans – Breitbart

A Muslim woman who drummed up mainstream media hysteria claiming she was attacked on a New York City subway by President-elect Donald Trump supporters is now under arrest for fabricating the hate crime and filing a false police report.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to pull her hijab off her head, the New York Daily News reported.

A source with the New York Daily News said Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack occurred. Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.

“This isn’t something we normally like to do but she had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” the source told the New York Daily News on charged Seweid for filing a fake police report.

“We dedicated a lot of resources to this – and don’t get me wrong, this is what we do – but we had guys going back and forth, looking for video and witnesses,” the source continued. “And we couldn’t find anything.”

Seweid claimed in a Facebook post that Trump supporters yelled “Look, it’s a fucking terrorist,” and “Get the hell out of the country” and “You don’t belong here!”

Seweid also blamed New York City residents for the phony attack, falsely claiming “It breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs.”…

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Georgia Traces Attempted Voter Registration Hack To Department Of Homeland Security – PC World

Georgia’s secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks. He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia’s voter registration database. The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.

“This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why,” he said in the post.

The DHS said it had received the letter. “We are looking into the matter. DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly,” the department said in a statement.

The hacking attempt reportedly took place on Nov. 15, after the presidential election, according to the Wall Street Journal, which saw a copy of the letter.

“At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,” Kemp wrote in his letter. “Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network.”

Kemp is also asking if the department has scanned any other states in the same way.

The hacking of local election systems in the U.S. was a major concern during this year’s presidential campaign. U.S. government agencies, including the DHS, had found evidence that hackers were probing state voter registration systems in the months preceding Election Day…

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Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder As Nominee For Labor Secretary – Wall Street Journal
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President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named fast-food executive Andy Puzder as his choice for labor secretary.

Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, has been a vocal advocate for cutting back regulations he says have stifled growth in the restaurant industry, which represents 10% of the American workforce.

An adviser and contributor to Mr. Trump’s campaign, Mr. Puzder has criticized the Affordable Care Act and argued against raising the federal minimum wage higher than $9 an hour. Democrats have called for raising the federal minimum wage to as high as $15, alongside union groups that have waged a campaign to push pay floors higher at the state, local and federal levels…

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Commie Union Endorses Radical Muslim For DNC Chair – Daily Caller

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) endorsed U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Thursday.

“Representative Ellison meets the high standard working people expect from leaders of our political parties,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “He is a proven leader who will focus on year-round grassroots organizing to deliver for working families across America,” he continued.

The AFL-CIO’s executive council voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ellison to lead the DNC, according to a statement from the Federation. Several candidates for the post have sought out the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million workers and is the nation’s largest union.

The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, now endorses Ellison – who is combating allegations of antisemitism. The Muslim-American congressman from Minnesota also is on the defensive for controversial writings from his past.

Ellison is the presumed front runner in the race for chair of the DNC. Former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean also announced his intent to run for the post, but dropped out Dec. 2 to “avoid divisiveness.”

The position of DNC chair is rife with controversy. The position was filled by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stepped down following revelations by WikiLeaks that Wasserman-Schultz deliberately took steps to hurt the insurgent primary campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders…

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Obama’s Backdoor Muslim Refugee Deal Proves Treason Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt – Fury News
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During the last 8 years of Barack Obama’s administration, the American people have had front row seats in watching him dismantle the country brick by brick. With each disgusting executive order he wrote, or law passed that limited the American peoples’ freedom the anger for Obama grew. Now with less than 45 days left of Obama in office, we find out that he is not done with destroying the country, and what he is trying to do is pure treason.

Varney & Co. which airs on Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney reveals a secret deal with Australia that will have Americans fuming. It seems that President Barack Obama has made a secret deal with Australia to TRADE 2500 Christian refugees for Australia’s thousands of Muslim illegal immigrants.

Seriously, you can’t make this shit up…

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Scientists In Amsterdam Just Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors In 11 Days Without Chemo – Anonymous

Research presented by Professor Nigel Bundred at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam revealed that they had tested the effectiveness of a pair of drugs known as Herceptin (a.k.a trastuzumab) and Lapatinib.

The two drugs are commonly used in breast cancer treatment already, but this is the first time they had been combined together and used before surgery and chemotherapy. What they found was they were able to eliminate some types of breast cancer in just 11 days.

Funded by Cancer Research UK, they aimed to use these drugs to combat a protein called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) which affects the growth and division of cancer cells. It’s also more likely to return than other cancer types.

What also makes this treatment so appealing is the fact that it eliminates the need for chemotherapy and surgery. The temporary side effects like hair loss, vomiting and fatigue are also avoided, making treatment less impactful on the body. Chemo is not entirely effective, nor is it the right choice for a lot of patients, so any alternatives are welcomed.

257 women with HER2 positive breast cancer were selected for the study, with half being put on the drug combo and the other half were the control group. What they found was that of those on the drug, 11% had no cancer cells remaining within two weeks and 17% of cases featured dramatically shrunken tumors.

Compared to the control group who were only given Herceptin, they were found to have 0% with no trace of cancer cells and only 3% showed a drop in tumor size…

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Satanic Club For Children Triggers 103,000 Outraged Parents Protesting – Conservative Business
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Parents are deeply concerned about an After School Satan Club that targets children as young as five scheduled to open at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday, December 14.

“No one wants this club; we don’t want a group that identifies itself with Satan to have access to our children,” said Jennifer Droubay, a mother whose child goes to the school.

Parents and concerned citizens will be gathering for a prayerful and peaceful protest against the Satan Club in front of Point Defiance Elementary School on December 14, from noon to 1:00 PM.

More than 103,000 signatures have been collected online in opposition to the Satan Clubs for children.

America’s first After School Satan Club sponsored by the Satanic Temple was opened on November 16 at the Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, despite numerous complaints, protests and rosary rallies organized by parents, teachers and local Catholics…

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Michigan Lawmakers Strike Back: Jill Stein May Be Forced To Pay For Her ‘Frivolous’ Recount – Conservative Review

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to discourage futile recount efforts by candidates who lose their election bids by an incontestable amount, forcing the candidate to foot the bill for the recount.

Introduced by Republican state Sen. Lisa Lyons (R-Alto) last week, the bill, H.B. 6097, would make a candidate who lost by more than 5 percent pay for the full cost of the recount for each precinct referred to (there are 6,300 precincts in Michigan) in his or her petition. The bill passed on a 5-3 vote in the House Elections committee Tuesday, and now moves to the state’s full House of Representatives for consideration.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for a hand recount of all 4.8 million votes in Michigan (among others) in the Nov. 8 presidential election, citing unreliable voting machines and supposed irregularities.

According to the Detroit Free Press, current state law requires candidates who lose their race by greater than 0.5 percent to pay $125 per precinct for the recount, while the state pays for the rest. For Jill Stein, that meant a $973,750 check written to the state of Michigan. But the Great Lakes State is by no means coming out in the black on the deal, as the cost is expected to be as much as $12 million.

That leaves Michigan taxpayers on the hook for Stein’s political sideshow – a recount many feel she is not entitled to, given the margin of her defeat. Stein won a meager 1.1 percent of the vote in Michigan, finishing in fourth place – more than 2.2 million behind Donald Trump…

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American Hero, Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95 – Columbus Dispatch
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His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn.

An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives.

He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon-walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight.

“John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation…

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Illegal Alien Deported 8 Times Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run – American Mirror

An illegal alien who has been deported eight times has been indicted in a hit-and-run crash that killed two women in Kentucky.

Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo was “charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation,” according to a press release from United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013.

This case arose when Villasenor-Saucedo was found to be involved in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred on October 22, 2016 at Outer Loop and Grade Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. Two women were killed during this accident and Villasenor-Saucedo is alleged to be the driver of the truck that caused the deaths of these two women. Villasenor-Saucedo fled the scene and LMPD Officers later obtained a Criminal Complaint from Jefferson County District Court charging Villasenor-Saucedo with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Hit and Run Accident. A warrant has been issued for Villasenor-Saucedo’s arrest.

A separate warrant has been issued in Jefferson County “on charges that include leaving a scene of an accident and failure to maintain insurance and an operators license,” the Courier-Journal reports…

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Oregon Leftists Doing Everything They Can To Drive Businesses Out Of Portland –
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Liberals in the city of Portland Oregon have put their foot down against income inequality.

The “Orecrats” are not going after CEOs, but rather corporations that have CEO salaries the “Orecrats” deem excessive.

The tax penalty on corporations is as much as 25%.

Moving to address income inequality on a local level, the City Council in Portland, Ore., voted on Wednesday to impose a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median pay of their rank-and-file workers.

The surcharge, which Portland officials said is the first in the nation linked to chief executives’ pay, would be added to the city’s business tax for those companies that exceed the pay threshold. Currently, roughly 550 companies that generate significant income on sales in Portland pay the business tax…

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Homeland Security: 900 Percent Surge In Asylum Demands, Only Half Of Illegals Caught – Washington Examiner

A damning new report on the Obama administration’s immigration policies and actions shows that about half of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are actually caught, and demands for asylum have exploded 900 percent.

The report done for the Department of Homeland Security said that asylum demands since President Obama came into office and loosened immigration requirements surged from 17,000 to 170,000.

What’s more, despite claims that up to 81 percent of all illegals are apprehended crossing the border, just 54 percent actually are, according to the report from Institute for Defense Analyses. The report, done for DHS, is titled “Assessing Southern Border Security.”

It was obtained and released by the Center for Immigration Studies.

The head of the center, Mark Krikorian, analyzed the report in a blog post. Among his key takeaways:

For 2015, the estimated apprehension rate of illegal aliens between ports of entry on the southern border is only 54 percent. The report finds that although there has been a steep fall in total illegal entries over the past 15 years, there has not been a steep rise in the probability of apprehension over the same time period. Still, there has been some rise; shockingly, the report’s authors find that the estimated apprehension rate between ports of entry in 2005 was only 36 percent…

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Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Training U.S. Airport Screeners – Human Events
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The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has completed training for 2,200 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at the Los Angeles International Airport according to a press release found on the MPAC website.

The MPAC release notes that the two-month training course informed officers of “the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language to tenets. The four trainers taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress. For example, the TSOs learned if a woman wears hijab and needs a secondary screening she should be screened in a private area by a female TSO officer.”

In 1986, MPAC was formed as a political action arm of one of the largest Wahhabi mosques in America, the Islamic Center for Southern California…

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Shocker: Austrian Migrant Sex Attacks Increased 133 Percent This Year – Breitbart

The number of sex attacks by migrants has rapidly risen in Austria over the last year with statistics showing an increase of 133 per cent, an inquiry has revealed.

The anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) brought the statistics of migrant sex attacks to light in the Austrian parliament after making an inquiry to the Interior Ministry. According to the Interior Ministry report, “from January 1 to September 30, 2016, 91 asylum seekers were investigated as suspects” in rape cases – a 133 per cent increase from 2015, Kronen Zeitung reports.

The total number of rape allegations in Austria has gone down since 2015 from 688 suspects to 594 suspects. The number of incidents has also decreased in general from 826 to 674. But despite asylum seekers being a small fraction of the population in Austria, the statistics show that more than one in ten instances of rape, closer to one-fifth, are carried out by migrants.

The report also states that the vast majority of the migrants who are suspected of rape are of an Afghani origin with the number of Afghan suspects rising from 16 to 47. The number of Syrian rape suspects has also risen from three to 11.

Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka noted that the figures were too raw to make any real policy conclusions and said that they did not stand up to a scientific review because they were only quarterly or semi-annual statistics.

FPÖ deputy David Lasar, who made the initial inquiry, asked the interior minister what steps were being done to secure the safety of Austrians “due to the multitude of sexual assaults on women”…

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Federal Judge Shuts Down Michigan Recount With Trump Still Up – Daily Caller
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A federal judge Wednesday night shut down Michigan’s presidential recount, ruling that Green Party candidate Jill Stein has no constitutional right to demand a recount.

Stein has sought a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three of the closest states which collectively give Donald Trump his margin of victory in the Electoral College. But her recount effort in Pennsylvania has already been shut down, while the recount in Wisconsin has yielded almost no change to the results, leaving Michigan as the lone place where Stein has a plausible hope of altering the result.

But in a ruling issued Wednesday night, federal district court judge Mark Goldsmith, a Barack Obama appointee, said a recount in Michigan was not warranted, upholding a prior ruling by a state court…

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Teenagers Charged In Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14 – UPI

Two juveniles have been charged with starting the historic wildfires that killed more than a dozen people in Tennessee this month, authorities said Wednesday.

Investigators said the teenagers were arrested and charged with aggravated arson. Neither their names, ages or genders were disclosed, though.

The fires were Tennessee’s worst in decades and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and other structures. At least 14 people died and 150 were hurt as the result of the fires in Sevier County, the center of which is the resort town of Gatlinburg.

It wasn’t clear whether the teens might face additional charges, such as murder or manslaughter, although prosecutors could try them both as adults.

“Everything is on the table,” prosecutor James Dunn said.

Dunn added that the juveniles are residents of Tennessee, but not Sevier County.

Tennessee officials do not reveal criminal records of juveniles unless it involves serious charges, like murder or rape. However, if the case is sent to criminal court, the records will become public.

Officials said the two will have a detention hearing within the next three days…

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Donald Trump Appoints Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Amdassador To China – Fox News
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President-elect Donald Trump has picked Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for the key post of U.S. Ambassador to China, the transition team announced Wednesday

Branstad met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York Tuesday afternoon.

“Governor Branstad’s decades of experience in public service and long-time relationship with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders make him the ideal choice to serve as America’s Ambassador to China,” Trump said in a statement.

“After long discussions with my family, I am honored and humbled to accept President-elect Trump’s nomination to represent our great country as Ambassador to China,” Branstad said. “I have known President Xi Jinping for many years and consider him an old friend…

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Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training For Midshipmen – Washington Free Beacon

The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary “Transgender 101” training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing “safe space” training series.

The academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who launched a similar session at Google in 2015.

Midshipmen and staff who take the training course will get the opportunity to display cards outside their door that show they are allies of the LGBT community.

The course was described in an email circulated by the Naval Academy on Tuesday.

“On Friday, December 9, the Center for Teaching & Leaning welcomes Kevin Perry and Marnie Florin who will be presenting Transgender 101: Gender Identity in the Workplace,” the email said. “Marnie and Kevin have given this workshop at Google offices around the globe to more than 2,500 employees.”

The email explained that Florin is transgender and uses the pronoun “ze.”

“Before Google, Kevin worked at Bank of America where he helped launch an LGBTQ ally program,” according to the email. “Before Google, Marnie attended Columbia Business School and saw that people had a lot of questions when ze (Marnie uses gender neutral pronouns) came out as transgender. Kevin and Marnie teamed out to create the Trans 101 session with the hope that it would create more supportive and inclusive workplaces by helping people better understand the trans experience and what it means to be an ally to the trans community.”

“Attendees will receive door cards, which they may display if they wish, to indicate that they are allies,” the email added…

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Chosen To Lead Trump’s EPA – Washington Examiner
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President-elect Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a vocal opponent of the Obama administration’s environmental policies, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to multiple reports.

Pruitt has opposed EPA climate rules and the Clean Power Plan for power plants, the signature policy of the president’s agenda to combat global warming.

Pruitt is one of 28 attorneys general opposing the EPA plan in federal appeals court. The plan is being weighed by a 10-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and is expected to go to the Supreme Court, no matter how the federal appeals court rules.

Trump has vowed to repeal the Clean Power Plan in his first 100 days in office, along with a number of other environmental rules that directly harm the coal industry…

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