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  • Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

    08/17/2018 11:35:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18Aug18 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents -- including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus -- denounced Trump's decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance.
  • Netflix cancels comedian Michelle Wolf's show (Show aborted)

    08/17/2018 10:05:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/2018 | JUSTIN WISE
    Comedian Michelle Wolf's Netflix talk show,"The Break With Michelle Wolf," will not be returning to the streaming service for a second season. Deadline reported on Friday that Wolf's Netflix series had been canceled only about three months after its first episode aired. The show's last episode was released on July 29. Wolf has not yet made a statement about her show's cancellation. The "Daily Show" star gained widespread notoriety earlier this year after giving a speech during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in which she repeatedly slammed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "I actually really like...
  • Q Anon: 08/17/18 "Trust The Plan"

    08/17/2018 10:05:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 42 replies ^ | 08/17/18 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops + commentary Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming: major Swamp Draining. - overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview Thread...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-18-18

    08/17/2018 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 08-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 18, 2018 Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 The word of the LORD came to me:Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverbthat you recite in the land of Israel: "Fathers have eaten green grapes,thus their children's teeth are on edge"? As I live, says the Lord GOD:I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among youwho will repeat this proverb in Israel.For all lives are mine;the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine;only the one who sins shall die....
  • When Digital Platforms Become Censors

    08/17/2018 9:47:15 PM PDT · by lasereye · 13 replies
    <p>Call 2018 the Year of Deplatforming. The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they dont like. If you rely on someone elses platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, youre now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.</p>
  • Jerry Browns clemency: 18 convicted murderers serving life without parole will go free

    08/17/2018 9:39:10 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 35 replies
    SFgate | August 17, 2018 | Pete Fimrite
    Eighteen people serving life without the possibility of parole sentences for murder in California will be set free after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to commute their sentences. The 18 are among 31 prisoners granted clemency and 36 ex-convicts pardoned by the governor on Friday. ***. Those who won commutations included Kimberly LaBore, who has served 20 years for participating in the slayings of two men in Santa Cruz while she was high on methamphetamines. Among those who had their life-without-parole sentences commuted were Virgil Eugene Holt, who gunned down his supervisor at an Alameda County fast food restaurant in 1989...

    08/17/2018 9:37:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 16 replies
    freerepublic | 8/17/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...

    08/17/2018 9:05:53 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 17 Aug 18 | hapnHAL
    Two retired colonels say former Secretary of State and failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have had her security clearance pulled. One, retired Col. James Williamson, was surprised Clinton was not included in the White Houses announcement that it was considering revoking six former national security officials security clearances. The colonels organization, OPSEC, twice asked then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015 to suspend the security clearances of Hillary Clinton and her aides, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, and Jacob Sullivan. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not named in the White Houses Monday announcement that it was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fourth Day Within the Octave of the Assumption (Gueranger)

    08/17/2018 9:04:24 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble IN THE ETERNAL DECREES Mary was never separated from Jesus; together with him, she was the type of all created beauty. When the Almighty Father prepared the heavens and the earth, his Son, who is his Wisdom, played before him in his future humanity as the first exemplar, as measure and number, as starting-point, center and summit of the work undertaken by the Spirit of Love; but at the same time the predestined Mother, the woman chosen to give to the Son of God from her own flesh his quality of Son of Man, appeared among mere...
  • [Catholic Caucus] SIGN THE PETITION: Cardinal Wuerl needs to resign

    08/17/2018 8:57:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 14, 2018
    A grand jury report released August 14, 2018 revealed Church officials in six Pennsylvania dioceses engaged in an decades-long systematic cover-up of priestly sex abuse. 301 priests were found to have abused more than 1,000 children.Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006, is mentioned by name more than 200 times in the grand jury report. Wuerl is the current archbishop of Washington, D.C., the successor of now-disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.As bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl knew about predatory priests and shuffled them to different dioceses, putting more children at risk. He wrote to the...
  • Trump administration charges Facebook with housing discrimination

    08/17/2018 8:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 17, 2018 | Patrick Temple-West
    The Trump administration today charged Facebook Inc. with violating housing discrimination laws. The social media company allows advertisers to divert housing listings away users who mention terms such as assistance dog and mobility scooter, or who live in certain zip codes, in violation of the Fair Housing Act, HUD alleged. In addition, the Justice Department today joined a lawsuit against Facebook, saying in a statement of interest that the company discriminates by helping advertisers pick preferred users. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing transactions including print and online advertisement on the basis of race, religion or sex, among...
  • Massachusetts Republican beats trans drivers license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders

    08/17/2018 8:45:46 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Legislation to add a Gender X option to drivers license should have been a straightforward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican lawmaker managed to derail the bill by taking transgender ideology to its furthest extreme. The state Senate voted in June to approve the measure, which would have also extended the option to learners permits and state identification cards. No documentation would have been required to prove an applicant is neither male nor female. Its a milestone, bill sponsor Sen. Karen Spilka, a Democrat, said at the time. Despite the state House of Representatives being just...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/17/2018 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States is redirecting 230 million dollars in aid funds for Syria to other purposes. The State Department's Friday announcement emphasized that the US is not withdrawing from support for Syria but has found funding from other nations like Saudi Arabia to the tune of 300 million dollars. The Saudis have been deeply involved in Syria funding jihadist opposition groups that are on the verge of total defeat.... US District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who's presiding over the fraud trial of Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Virginia, says he's received death threats because of the case..... Two have been arrested...
  • Cuomo on his inartful remark: Of course America is great

    08/17/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    ap ^ | 8/17/2018 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was inartful when he said this week that America was never that great.The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell out.I want to be very clear: Of course America is great and of course America has always been great, Cuomo said on a teleconference with reporters.Cuomos appraisal of the nation was somewhat different Wednesday when, speaking at a Manhattan bill signing, he critiqued Republican President Donald Trump and...
  • Ultravision set to invest $4mn in new manufacturing facility in Dallas (Texas)

    08/17/2018 8:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Global Manufacturing ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sean Galea-Pace
    The leading innovator of LED displays and lighting, Ultravision International, is set to invest $4mn to unveil its new manufacturing lines in Dallas. The firm, who also manufacturers and distributes its lighting displays, has shown its commitment to its American workforce in a move that is expected to triple the companys capacity of employees and increase its production output. Ultravision currently has 39 patents for LED lighting and LED modular display panel technologies. William Hall, CEO and co-founder of Ultravision International, said: Ultravision fundamentally changed the LED industry by inventing light-weight, modular display panels that eliminate the need for cabinet...
  • Steve Schmidt is a Douchebag. My Apology to Douchebags.

    08/17/2018 8:19:52 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 15 replies
    Article is not worth clicking on. Just confirms what a big loser at life Steve Schmidt is. Young people, do not ever become a Loser A*s like a Steve Schmidt. This is a simple post with a simple but important message, so I'll repeat again. Do not become a Loser A's in life like Steve Schmidt. Thanks.
  • Manafort's Purge Trial

    08/17/2018 8:14:25 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Roger Simon
    I don't care much for Paul Manafort. Like his Democratic Party doppelgnger Tony Podesta he is the kind of pond scum that makes what we call The Swamp The Swamp. Indeed, the two men have worked together in the past, having a natural affinity for exploiting the public interest for maximum profit. I was going to call this column The Trial of Tony Podesta to point out the ridiculous disparity that one is on trial but not the other. Judge Ellis couldn't have been more right. This is selective prosecution to get at the president. The charges are outrageously broad...
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a statement late Thursday criticizing President Trumps ill-considered and unprecedented decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennans security clearance.

    08/17/2018 8:08:28 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | John Hinderaker
    The case that Bob Mueller has brought against Paul Manafort has nothing to do with Donald Trump or the 2016 election. It is irrelevant to any significant political issue. But Democrats worry that Muellers prosecution of Manafort for years-ago tax evasion may fail, thereby making a laughingstock of the special counsel investigation in which they have invested so much. What happens when Democrats are afraid they may lose a political battle? Things get nasty. Politico reports on the latest, shocking developments in the Manafort trial: Paul Manaforts trial will stretch into a fourth week, as jurors headed home Friday without...
  • Chaldean Catholic Synod Offers Thanks for Return of Displaced Christians

    08/17/2018 8:07:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/13/18 | Dale Gavlak
    DAHUK, Iraq - The Chaldean Catholic Church concluded a weeklong synod in Baghdad offering thanks to God for the return of numerous displaced Christians to their hometowns in the Ninevah Plain and for pastoral achievements in their dioceses. The synod, held Aug. 7-13 at the invitation of Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic patriarch, brought together church leaders and participants from Iraq, the United States, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Canada, Australia and Europe to discuss issues vital for the churchs future both in Iraq and among its diaspora. Patriarchs and other leaders proposed potential candidates for election as new...