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  • (ALL STOP) FBI balking on documents request from House Intelligence Committee

    05/27/2017 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 30 replies
    World Tribune ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    The FBI has refused House Intelligence Committee’s demand for documents relating to “unmasking” of Americans in a spying operation during the Trump transition… “The FBI will continue to work with our congressional oversight committees… //Snipp// Devin Nunes announced Thursday he was temporarily stepping aside // Snipp snipp// "I will continue to fulfill all my other responsibilities as Committee Chairman, and I am requesting to speak to the Ethics Committee at the earliest possible opportunity in order to expedite the dismissal of these false claims."
  • Maxine Water unleashes her fury on Trump

    05/26/2017 9:41:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert Traynham
    President Donald Trump has a new attack dog and her name is Maxine. Her job is not to defend him, rather it’s to attack him. Maxine has not only found her voice, but she has also found her cause. Her full name? Maxine Waters, Democrat from California. She has been on the national scene now for nearly 30 years and when many people in Washington, including many Democrats thought she was washed up with ethics scandals and to liberal on the issues of the day, to a point where she became so bombastic during the Bush and Obama years, many...
  • Japan: Trump must declare Hiroshima a ‘war crime’

    05/26/2017 4:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    JAPANESE peace campaigners have written to US President Donald Trump urging him to declare the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings a war crime. A copy of the letter from the Society for Requiring the Admission of Historic Responsibility of the US Government for Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan, dated today was sent to the Morning Star. “This indiscriminate mass killing should not be forgiven, because it was a crime against humanity,” it read, pointing to the 340,000 deaths from the bombings on August 6 and 9 in 1945. But Washington continues to justify the atrocities “with the excuse that they hastened...
  • Letter: Clinton shows dignity

    05/25/2017 4:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | May 25, 2017 | Halina Slobodow
    <p>Welcome, spring. Finally, the dreary winter days have gone and spring days offer hope and renewal.</p> <p>Fittingly, Hillary Clinton took her place back in New York at the gathering of “Women for Women International.”</p> <p>It was a pleasure to see her in best form, relaxed, humorous, witty … a class act. If not for Russian intervention and FBI hindrance 10 days before the election, Hillary would have taken on the weighty job of president, without whining, with dignity.</p>
  • Pope Francis Doesn’t Seem to Like President Trump Very Much (Disrespectful and infantile)

    05/24/2017 4:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Slate ^ | May 24, 2017 | Osita Nwanevu
    President Trump's first foreign jaunt brought him to the Vatican on Wednesday morning. His Holiness Pope Francis—Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God—was pissed. Just look at him. "When pool entered the study, the pope and the president were seated across from each other at the pope's wooden desk," the morning's press pool report reads. "POTUS told the pope 'it's a very great honor.'...

    05/23/2017 10:56:44 PM PDT · by Rabin · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | Tue May 23, 2017 | Staff
    Brennin , CIA. "I don't do evidence..."
  • CIA director: 'We are back in the business of stealing secrets'

    05/23/2017 9:09:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    politico ^ | 05/23/2017 08:58 PM EDT | ELIANA JOHNSON
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a blunt declaration Tuesday: "We are back in the business of stealing secrets.” Last March then director Brennan, “We uncover, discover. reveal, obtain, elicit, solicit – the U.S. doesn’t steal secrets.”
  • Trump Supporters Built Document w/Addresses & Phone Numbers Of Thousands Of Anti-Trump Activists

    05/22/2017 3:24:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 21, 2017 | Ryan Broderick
    The document appears to contain the biographical information of thousands of people who signed a public petition from April condemning the Trump administration. Update: The organizers of the original petition have released a statement. On Saturday night, a user named kanuke7 posted a Pastebin link into the largest Discord server for Trump supporters, Centipede Central. Discord is essentially Slack, but for gamers. It also has audio functionality. The Centipede Central server was created by members of the /r/The_Donald subreddit. Trump supporters refer to themselves as centipedes, which is a reference to a YouTube series called “Can’t Stump The Trump" that...
  • Hanford Storage Crushed, Release Undetected or Suppressed.

    05/21/2017 11:09:09 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | MAY 10, 2017 | James Conca
    Fifty eight years back, railcar loads of extremely hazardous equipment laden with finely divided particulate Plutonium dust were shoved by remote-control, into a 360' 10’ X 10’ repository, made of thick, treated wood beams. The box was later covered; top and sides with about ten feet of dirt. When it filled up, an additional an 1,700 feet of “concrete reinforced with metal” housing was added and “Pretty much” loaded.
  • Donald and Melania are greeted by the Saudi king

    05/20/2017 8:40:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies ^ | 20 May 2017 | David Martosko
    President Donald Trump has landed in Saudi Arabia as he begins his first foreign tour since taking office. Trump, the only president ever to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, presentes Trump with the gold King Abdulaziz medal...
  • Bill would allow N.Y. to compensate descendants of slaves

    05/19/2017 11:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Record ^ | May 17, 2017 | Kyle Hughes, NYSNYS News
    ALBANY, N.Y. >> Legislators rolled out a bill Tuesday to create a state commission on the impact of slavery on New York and what kind of reparations should be made to the descendants of freed slaves. “We’re always being studied,” said one of the bill’s sponsors, Assembly member Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). “Every time I turn around we’re being studied... so here’s one, how about studying the history of slavery in New York State.” “Most people believe that slavery was a southern thing, it was mostly southern states,” he said, but most do not know New York City had more slaves...
  • Time Magazine cover depicts the Kremlin overtaking the White House

    05/19/2017 10:16:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today | May 18, 2017 | Jessica Estepa
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  • Deepak Chopra: Climbing Down from Trump Rage—Why We Must (Unintentionally hilarious)

    05/11/2017 5:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2017 | Deepak Chopra
    It’s still surreal—horribly surreal—and we aren’t about to wake up. The Trump presidency confronts the majority of Americans with a situation that has rapidly degenerated from shock and disbelief to rage and dread. The op-ed page of the New York Times has been reduced to perpetual teeth-grinding. Faint signs of hope from Donald Trump’s lips have proved to be illusions, the vagaries of a flimflam artist soaking up adulation for what amounts to a despicable regime. The last slender thread of hope, that the Republican-run Senate will stand up to him, is likely to snap soon. When there’s no escape,...
  • Man who tried to assassinate Trump says voices ordered him to kill

    05/08/2017 8:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Nine News ^ | May 9, 2017 | Staff
    A UK man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump by grabbing a police officer’s gun has told how voices in his head were screaming at him to kill the then US presidential candidate. Michael Sandford got within six metres of Trump at a Republican rally in Las Vegas last June when he lunged for the guard’s pistol but it got stuck in the holster. “I was hearing voices telling me to kill Donald Trump,” Sandford told The Sun. “They’d been coming on for a while and getting stronger and more frequent. At one point they were screaming at me." Sandford...
  • Quincy Woman Sues President Donald Trump for 'Loss of Enjoyment of Life'

    05/07/2017 10:38:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Patch ^ | May 8, 2017 | Daniel Libon
    QUINCY, MA — It’s no secret that President Donald Trump isn’t the most popular guy around Massachusetts and concern from residents over his policies and political actions is understandable a state known for voting blue, but one Quincy woman is taking her worry to the court. Rossi Wade, formerly of Plymouth and now of the City of Presidents, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boston against the United States Government and Trump, accusing the commander in chief of discrimination, mental anguish, and mental cruelty against her. The lawsuit additionally states that she suffered a loss of enjoyment of...
  • Mexican engineers flood Tesla hiring event in Monterrey

    05/06/2017 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Foreign desk news ^ | May 6, 2017 | Anthony Esposito
    Engineers from across Mexico streamed into Monterrey for a chance of a job with the U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc which is looking south of the border for talent. Scheduled interviews with a number of candidates on Friday and was slated to screen other prospective employees over the weekend at the closed-door event.
  • French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked

    05/05/2017 9:39:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Reuters, FRANKFURT/PARIS ^ | Fri May 5, 2017 | Eric Auchard and Bate Felix
    UK-based security researcher with the Fusion GPS, Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council think tank, said initial analysis indicated that a group of U.S. far-right online activists were behind the spread the documents via social media. They were later picked up and promoted by core social media supporters of Le Pen in France.
  • Researcher uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

    04/28/2017 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 218 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Provided by: University of British Columbia
    UBC math and physics instructor, Ben Tippett. Credit: UBC Okanagan ================================================================================================================================= After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently published a study about the feasibility of time travel. Tippett, whose field of expertise is Einstein's theory of general relativity, studies black holes and science fiction when he's not teaching. Using math and physics, he has created a formula that describes a method for time travel. "People think of time travel as something as fiction," says Tippett....
  • Welcome to 4/21, National Surprise Drug Test Day

    04/21/2017 2:03:09 AM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 6 replies
    na | now | me
  • EPA Settles with Westward Seafoods for Violating Federal Clean Air Rules in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    04/20/2017 8:12:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies ^ | April 20, 2017 | Suzanne Skadowski
    Westward Seafoods will conduct two mitigation projects to offset its excess emissions of nitrogen oxides or NOX pollution. EPA estimates that the company’s failure to operate pollution controls for two years resulted in nearly 105 excess tons of harmful NOX emissions. NOX is composed of highly reactive gasses which form quickly from fuel burning emissions from cars, trucks and buses, and power plants. Breathing air with high levels of NOX can cause or aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma.