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  • Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes convicted of hate crime (UK)

    03/20/2018 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 5 replies
    Full title: Man who trained girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes on 'Sieg Heil' command is convicted of posting offensive message online A man who taught his girlfriend's "cute, wee" pet pug to do Nazi salutes has been found guilty of a race hate crime. Mark Meechan, 29, who filmed the dog, named Buddha, responding to statements such as "Sieg Heil" and "gas the Jews", will be sentenced later today. Derek O'Carroll found him guilty of communicating a video which was "grossly offensive" because it was anti-Semitic and aggravated by religious prejudice. Meechan, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, claimed the...
  • Decision Made in Damond Case; Noor Listed on Hennepin County Jail Roster

    03/20/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Rebecca Omastiak and Joe Augustine
    Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot Justine Damond last July, is now listed on the jail roster in Hennepin County and county attorney Mike Freeman has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. According to the roster, he is being held on possible third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Damond's family issued the following statement: Justine’s family in Australia and the US applaud today’s decision to criminally charge Officer Noor with Justine’s murder as one step toward justice for this iniquitous act. While we waited over eight months to come to...
  • This trap was set well before Trump won

    03/20/2018 10:10:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 18, 2018 | Charles Hurt
    So this is the new standard for electing a president here in America, the greatest living experiment in self-governance. A man can run the gauntlet against more than 20 professional politicians and come out victorious.He can win more than 40 Republican primary contests and beat every professional political campaigner out there, earning the votes of more than 14 million Republicans. He can then turn his attention to beating the most powerful, entrenched political machine America has seen in nearly a half-century. (That corrupt machine had just pulled off its most devious and dishonest scam ever - rigging a presidential primary...
  • Gaffney rebukes Al-Jazeera’s intimidation tactics and condemns use of discredited SPLC as source

    03/20/2018 10:07:26 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 19 March 18 | Frank Gaffney
    I received today an email with an attached so-called “legal letter” from a senior producer at Al Jazeera Media Network. One need look no further than the letterhead, “Confidential” marking and warnings at the bottom of that attachment to recognize that, quite apart from its content, this email is intended to threaten and intimidate. It asked for my prompt written response to several allegations about me and my organization, the Center for Security Policy. Those allegations are clearly defamatory. These unfounded charges say more about the purported “experts” who have made them than about those they are smearing. According to...
  • Second explosive device found at FedEx facility

    03/20/2018 9:15:14 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 38 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | 03/20/2018 | by SBG San Antonio
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police Chief William McManus confirmed a second package was found to be loaded with an explosive device at a FedEx facility on Tuesday. He said the package was removed from the facility and was being 'worked on' by investigators. When pressed for more information, an SAPD spokesperson said off-camera, 'We can't talk about it.'
  • Facebook data scandal: Social network's security chief in spotlight, reportedly leaving this year

    03/20/2018 9:35:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/20/2018 | christopher carbone
    Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer who helped track down how Russia harnessed the network for its 2016 disinformation campaign, is under a spotlight and reportedly set to resign later this year amid fallout over the social network's work with a data mining firm used by the Trump campaign. The social network is reeling from revelations that data for 50 million users was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, and facing renewed scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, putting Stamos’s future at Facebook in doubt.
  • James Comey Weighing Hollywood Offers for Memoir

    03/20/2018 9:24:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 20, 2018 | Andy Lewis
    Former FBI Director James Comey, who was famously fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, is considering selling the option to his hotly anticipated memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which publishes April 17. Comey’s agents at DC-based Javelin, Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn, were in Los Angeles last week fielding pitches, according to a source with knowledge of the visit. A film or TV deal wasn’t something Comey even thought about until a flood of people in Hollywood called and expressed interest after the book was announced in early August. Comey is said to be unsure...
  • 2 Students Hurt, Shooter Dead After Md. School Shooting

    03/20/2018 9:12:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 70 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2018 | NBCWashington Staff
    A student pulled out a gun and shot two other students at a high school in southeast Maryland Tuesday morning before the shooter was fatally wounded, the St. Mary’s County sheriff says. The student entered Great Mills High School in Great Mills at the beginning of the school day and shot a female student in a hallway, Sheriff Tim Cameron told News4. A male student also was hit by a bullet.
  • REPORT: ‘Armed School Resource Officer’ Took Down Maryland High School Shooter

    03/20/2018 8:55:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:45 AM 03/20/2018 | Christian Datoc
    The Great Mills High School student who injured two others Tuesday morning was reportedly stopped by the school’s “armed” resource officer. snip Sheriff Tim Cameron... stated that three students were injured in the incident, including the shooter himself, who was taken down by an armed school resource officer. The SRO reportedly responded without hesitation and exchanged gunshots with the suspect before disarming him. He was not injured in the exchange.
  • Where's Zuck? Facebook CEO silent as data harvesting scandal unfolds

    03/20/2018 8:39:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 03-20-2018 | Julia Carrie Wong
    Amid calls for investigation and a #DeleteFacebook campaign, company releases an official statement but its figurehead keeps quiet =================================================================================================================== he chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has remained silent over the more than 48 hours since the Observer revealed the harvesting of 50 million users’ personal data, even as his company is buffeted by mounting calls for investigation and regulation, falling stock prices and a social media campaign to #DeleteFacebook. Facebook’s shares slid 6.77% on Monday following the news, knocking $36bn off the company’s valuation as investors worried about the consequences of the revelations. Zuckerberg owns 16% of the company...
  • DACA Illegal Aliens Praise their ‘Strongest Ally’ Kamala Harris: ‘You’re My Beyoncé’(BARF)

    03/20/2018 8:38:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | John Binder
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), an avid open borders advocate, is praised in the latest edition of American Vogue by illegal aliens for being the illegal alien population’s “strongest ally.” Harris’s new profile in Vogue focuses much of its attention on her fight to give amnesty to the 12 to 30 million illegal aliens currently living in the U.S. – especially those who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Presser starting for Texas Bombs. One exploded last night and one intact this morning.

    03/20/2018 8:06:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    Mar. 20, 2018 | vanity
    I'm tuned into FOX but other stations will be airing the presser in Shertz. Officials to speak have been announced and will start any minute. A package exploded at the Shertz FedEx building last night. Mailed from Austin to Austin. This morning, a second package was found and being investigated at the FedEx building near the ABIA airport in Austin. Hopefully, they'll be able to find more info from this intact package.
  • State Department approved anti-Trump articles by pro-Iran deal official

    03/20/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    conservative review ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    ‘Trump’s dangerous shift on Iran’ author received approval from Foggy Bottom.' The U.S. State Department under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vetted and approved the publication of fiercely anti-Trump news articles written by a current State Department official, Conservative Review has learned. On October 13 in the White House, President Trump announced that he had ordered a complete strategic review concerning the United States’ Iran policy. “Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a...
  • Diversity Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady

    03/20/2018 7:54:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | Mar.. 20, 2018 | David Cole
    Well, that is damned inconvenient. A state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge hailed as the inevitably wondrous result of diversity in engineering has collapsed within days of being paraded before the media. Did I say inconvenient? I should have said symbolic. “Diversity Bridge” (that’s not the structure’s official name, but I think it fits) was designed to connect Florida International University to the city of Sweetwater, where many FIU students and staff reside. The bridge, installed (though not yet opened to the public) a mere four days before its failure, spanned a busy Miami highway, and the collapse crushed cars and people underneath....
  • Andy McCabe: Poster boy for victimhood mentality

    03/20/2018 7:29:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet
    After being fired by Attorney General Sessions on March 16, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed: “This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally.” The Washington Post quoted McCabe saying: “The big picture is a tale of what can happen when law enforcement is politicized, public servants are attacked, and people who are supposed to cherish and protect our institutions become instruments for damaging those institutions and people.” Though blaming Trump, in reality, McCabe is describing his...
  • Hillary Clinton: Portrait of a failed life

    03/20/2018 7:23:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Her personal failing began before she married Bill Clinton, but it was as his wife that she was reduced to a shrill, bitter, unlikeable human being. And, I believe that it is the mental and emotional anguish of her years as his wife, her loss to the likes of Obama and then her crushing defeat by Donald Trump that has reduced her to what she is today. I think that while her husband embarrassed her and publicly reduced her to a pathetic caricature of womanhood, her sense of entitlement overpowered her sense of dignity. I believe she felt that her...
  • Tennessee man charged for lying on gun background check form

    03/20/2018 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies ^ | 03/20/18 | Christen Smith
    A Tennessee man faces federal charges for a “lie and try”-style gun purchase at a Walmart near Nashville last month. Khari Milak Whitehead, 26, of Antioch, allegedly failed two background checks while attempting to buy a semiautomatic rifle “that could hold a lot of bullets” at a Walmart in the Nashville suburb of La Vergne on Feb. 22. A Rutherford County judicial official committed Whitehead for a mental health evaluation in December after a family member reported his disturbing behavior to the Metro Nashville Police Department, according to a complaint filed last week. The unidentified family member told law...
  • YouTuber ‘Count Dankula’ Found Guilty in ‘Sh**posting’ Case by British Court

    03/20/2018 6:57:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-2018 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Scottish YouTube personality Count Dankula — real name Mark Meechan — was found guilty at Glasgow Sherrif Court Tuesday of a hate crime, and potentially faces two months in prison after recording a video of his girlfriend’s dog doing Nazi salutes. Reporting from inside the courtroom, journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson said Meechan had been found guilty of being “Grossly Offensive” under the Communications Act of 2003 and will be sentenced this afternoon. The case is over a 2016 YouTube video made by Meechan and published on his comedy Count Dankula page of his girlfriend’s dog Buddha raising its...
  • FTC probing Facebook for use of personal data: report

    03/20/2018 6:42:12 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2018 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly launching an investigation into Facebook over whether it violated terms of consent in the wake of reports a data firm harvested information from millions of profiles. Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that the investigation relates to whether Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, to obtain some Facebook users’ personal data in violation of its policies.
  • China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’

    03/20/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Frances Martel
    The Chinese government warned this weekend that it will use “military pressure” against the United States if it does not “correct its mistake” of passing the Taiwan Travel Act, a law that encourages Taiwanese government officials to visit America and vice versa. China considers Taiwan a secessionist province with no legitimate federal government. The United States operates under the “One China” policy as interpreted in the Taiwan Relations Act, which recognizes the existence of only one nation called “China” but also maintains friendly relations with the sovereign government of Taiwan. While China has incessantly objected to any ties between Taipei...