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  • IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted for Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses

    08/15/2017 5:08:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal. ^ | August 14, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says. The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups in 2013, examined the agency’s hiring from January 2015 through March 2016. For these 15 months, the IRS official in charge was Commissioner John Koskinen, an appointee of resident Barack Obama. House Republicans for months sought to impeach Koskinen for obstructing a congressional probe into the agency’s targeting of the applications for tax-exempt...
  • No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

    08/16/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2017 | Sherie Ryder
    Waiting staff in the US rely heavily on their tips to make up for their low wages, but one server in Rockford, Illinois, was surprised to find the reason for the lack of a gratuity written on a receipt. "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad tatoo [sic]" wrote the customer, instead of a tip, for Samantha Heaton, who bears rainbow-coloured equality bars on her arm, and has been serving at Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. "It was shocking. I couldn't help but feel hurt," Samantha told the BBC. "I would've openly discussed my tattoo with them, had...
  • Trump Rally Tuesday August 22, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ.

    08/16/2017 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 36 replies
    RSBN twitter feed ^ | August 16 2017 | VP Pence
    Trump to rally in Arizona next Tuesday. RSBN will be there. (Copy of press announcement in link)
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.
  • Third Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of Sex Attack

    08/15/2017 10:59:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/16
    Another woman has come forward to say she was sexually molested in the 1970s by the film director Roman Polanski. The woman, named only as Robin, told a news conference that the alleged attack happened in 1973 when she was 16. She is the third woman to accuse Polanski of child abuse. He fled the US in 1978 after admitting statutory rape of a 13 year old.
  • LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless

    08/15/2017 9:17:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 08/15/17 | Susan Abram
    A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling. The program was introduced last year as part of Los Angeles County’s set of 47 strategies to solve homelessness. The office of Regional Planning will work with several departments countywide with an...
  • (Jury deliberating in Las Vegas-Bunkerville Standoff)-John Lamb and Andrea Parker-Defense Waive...

    08/15/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/15/2017 | JGrady
    John Lamb at :23) ....Something big has happened today. We actually left the court right afterwards. The judge (US District Judge Gloria Navarro) refused to listen to the defense motion that they wanted. She said 'file it' and walked off the bench. The jurors are in deliberation, extremely early. Earlier than we thought. And we need a prayer.....Outside the courtroom in the hallway we all knelt around and prayed. There's something big happening here. Andrea Parker at 1:15) The government finished their closing argument. When the judge asked the defendants if they, if they were ready to give their closing...
  • A-10 pilot manages to 'belly land' his plane after canopy blows off, and landing gear fails

    08/15/2017 8:26:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/15/17 | ALEX LOCKIE
    After a routine training run in Alpena County, Michigan in late July, US Air National Guard Capt. Brett DeVries survived the perfect storm of malfunctions to safely land his A-10 Thunderbolt II on its belly without the benefit of landing gear. During a training exercise where A-10 pilots practice dropping inert bombs and ripping the planes' massive gun, DeVries' gun malfunctioned. Moments later, his canopy blew off his plane as he flew along at 375 miles an hour, according to a US Air National Guard write up of the event . The incredible winds smacked DeVries head against his seat,...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The International Spy Quiz - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    08/15/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT · by LUV W · 72 replies
    The greatest military and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | LUV W and the wonderful Canteen support crew
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  • Moore - substantial lead (AL Peimary)

    08/15/2017 5:56:54 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | 15 Aug 2017
    Republican Primary CANDIDATE Roy Moore 8,496 41.9% Luther Strange* 5,635 27.8% Mo Brooks 4,691 23.1% 5% reporting (116 of 2,522 precincts) *
  • Local Militiamen came to Charlottesville as neutral First Amendment protectors, commander says

    08/15/2017 4:17:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    Of the harrowing images televised nationwide from Saturday’s white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, one of the more chilling sights, amid hours of raging hatred and mayhem, was of camo-clad militiamen on the streets, girded for combat in tactical vests and toting military-style semiautomatic rifles. Photos and video of the heavily armed cadre — a relatively small force commanded by a 45-year-old machinist and long-ago Navy veteran from western Pennsylvania — spread rapidly on social media, raising fears the clash of hundreds of neo-Nazis and counterprotesters might end in a bloodbath. The show of strength was about “allegiance . . . to the...
  • Trump again blames 'many sides' in Charlottesville violence [Right on.]

    08/15/2017 3:41:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | 15AUG17 | Allen Cone
    Aug. 15 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his initial response that "many sides" were involved in the violent confrontation between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. "You had a group on one side that was mad, and you had a group on the other side that was violent," Trump told reports at Trump Tower in New York. "Nobody wants to say that, but I'll say that." He noted it was a "fine statement" Saturday even though Republicans and Democrats criticized him for not specifically condemning those who staged the demonstration in the city. Trump said he...
  • Connecticut Lottery App Misread Winners as Losers

    08/15/2017 10:30:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    The Connecticut lottery's mobile app malfunctioned over the weekend, causing some winning tickets to read as losers. Lottery officials shut down the app for an hour after identifying the error that took place from 12:25 p.m. on Saturday through 10:34 a.m. on Monday and encouraged players who checked their tickets during that time to scan them again. "If you scanned draw tickets during that time, please check your tickets again. The Mobile App 'Scan Tickets' feature is now fully operational," the lottery said. "You can also check CT Lottery tickets at a Ticket Checker available at all CT Lottery Retailers."...
  • Police Officer Describes Video That Reportedly Shows Oklahoma Bail Bond Agent Fatally Shoot Man

    08/15/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    We are learning more about the Oklahoma bail bond agent who is charged with murder after she fatally shot a man she was trying to take into custody. Around 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday, Chasity Carey, 41, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 9-1-1 stating she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams. When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene. Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana. Brandon Williams He was released from jail on August 1,...
  • The Hard Truth That Good White People Need To Hear About Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 7:43:51 AM PDT · by onyx · 51 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 14, 2017 | By FARIDAH GBADAMOSI
    The country is reeling from the events that took place in Charlottesville this weekend. Violence at a white supremacist rally in the town — one complete with marchers using Nazi slogans and salutes — has left three people dead, one the victim of a white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Both Republicans and Democrats have publicly condemned the hate spewed at the event, with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan calling the white supremacists' views "repugnant" on Twitter and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting, "Of course we condemn ALL that hate stands for."...
  • With so Many Red Flags, Why Isn’t the IRS Auditing the Clinton Foundation?

    08/05/2017 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2015 | Charles Ortel
    16 Mar, 2015 15 Mar, 2015 Sixteen months ago, Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick wrote in The New York Times about the loose governance and financial performance of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. For example, after more than 10 years in operation, the Foundation had internal controls that were only just coming into play, while financial disclosures seemed sloppy and even misleading. In addition, two months have elapsed since Eric Braverman– the talented executive recruited in July 2013 to put the Clinton Foundation back into order– resigned unexpectedly several weeks following renewal of his long-term management contract by the...
  • Republicans Move to Establish Second Special Counsel Investigate Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Obama

    08/15/2017 3:29:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 62 replies ^ | July 29, 20147
    (Excerpt) ... Rep. Gaetz and a few dozen other republicans are now calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the great and many crimes of the previous administration and Hillary Clinton. Rep Gaetz Calls For Investigation into Clinton, Obama, Susan Rice (2:59 )YouTube.Com Published on Jul 29, 2017 Rep. Gaetz: “The American public has a right to know the facts – all of them – surrounding the election and its aftermath,” they wrote. “We urge you to appoint a second special counsel to ensure these troubling, unanswered questions are not relegated to the dustbin of history.” ‘I don’t think...
  • Report: Movie Box Office On Track for Lowest in 25 Years (TR)

    08/15/2017 3:11:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 145 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | 14 Aug 17 | Roger Friedman
    Reports now, according to Exhibitor Relations: if things continue as they have, this will be the lowest box office in a quarter century. While there have been bright spots (“Dunkirk”) and surprises (“Baby Driver”) the failures have outweighed everything. Start with a total write off on “King Arthur” and go from there. Then go to “The Dark Tower.” One terrible new failure: “Nut Job 2,” they say, is the biggest loser ever in wide release (4000+) studio movie. It made just over $8 million this weekend. Four years ago, at a USC symposium, famed and very successful directors George Lucas...
  • WATCH: Antifa Group ‘Redneck Revolt’ Provides Terror Training Manual For Members

    08/14/2017 8:25:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    One America News ^ | August 1, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    An Antifa organization is offering a training manual with tips to help their members carry out a revolution. One America’s Sophia Anderson has more on the alarming contents found inside. Link to Video
  • A teen burned, buried her baby? So what?

    08/14/2017 8:25:50 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 14, 2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Brooke “Skylar” Richardson, an Ohio teen, landed in court last week for killing, burning and burying her newborn daughter, birthed a day or two after the school prom in May. She pleaded, “Not Guilty.” No big deal; we’ve been legally killing kids since 1973. If she hadn’t been so distracted preparing for prom, a quick trip to Planned Parenthood the day before would have done the trick with no negative ramifications. What difference does a day make?