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  • Full-Scale Terror Drill: US Military Simulates Nuclear Truck Bomb Attack In Sacramento

    03/24/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies ^ | 3/22/18 |
    (Gateway Pundit) – On Thursday, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will accompany the California National Guard’s Homeland Response Force (HRF) and the 95th Civil Support Team, along with FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Forces, CAL Fire, FBI, Department of Energy Radiation Assistance Team 7, and several other emergency response agencies for a “terrorism and active shooter response exercise at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and Sonoma Raceway,” said California Guard Deputy Director of Public Affairs. “It is only through regular, realistic training alongside our partner agencies that we keep our skills sharp and response times low,”...
  • CNN's Clapper Suggests His 'Evil Twin' Gave Inconsistent Testimony to Congress

    03/24/2018 10:06:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do you remember when CNN's James Clapper was caught lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013 when he was still the Director of National Intelligence in response to a question about whether the NSA collected data on millions of Americans? Well, the good news for Clapper is he might be exonerated since it could be that it was not him but his "evil twin" that was the one who was doing the lying. Clapper made the suggestion on Friday about his "evil twin" lying instead of him on CNN during an interview with Erin Burnett. Because President Donald Trump tweeted about...
  • Syrian army celebrates as rebels quit most of their Ghouta stronghold

    03/24/2018 10:00:03 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies
    Rooters via Yahoo Noose ^ | March, 24 2018 | Lisa Barrington
    Syrian rebels left one besieged enclave on Friday and agreed to abandon another, leaving only the city of Douma still in insurgent hands in eastern Ghouta after a month-long army assault to drive them from the stronghold near Damascus. It brings President Bashar al-Assad to the cusp of his biggest victory over the rebels since driving them from Aleppo in December 2016, though they remain entrenched in areas of northwestern and southwestern Syria. The offensive to capture the towns and villages on the outskirts of the capital, which began on Feb. 18 with a massive bombardment, has brought 90 percent...
  • March for Our Lives: Gun control ideas sound good, but are deeply flawed and won’t save lives

    03/24/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    America continues to mourn the 17 people killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. There is an understandable emotional desire to “do something” in response – but without evaluating what the “something” will actually accomplish. This is the driving force behind the March for Our Lives taking place Saturday in Washington. The motivations of many people taking part in the Washington event and other demonstrations around the country are sincere. But before we “do something,” we need to stop and think: what is the most sensible thing we should do? What will...
  • Weekly Update: New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play

    03/24/2018 9:44:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 23, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues McCabe Firing Only the Beginning Nearly 200 Busted in $3.7-Million Food-Stamp Fraud Operation Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues Judicial Watch meticulously documented Hillary Clinton’s use of the State Department to take care of donors to the Clinton Foundation. She and Bill are the poster children for pay-to-play. Now we’re looking into a potential linchpin of that operation. We just sued the State Department for emails, calendar entries and other information in the electronic file of Dennis Cheng, who was deputy chief of protocol for two years...
  • MLK was right

    03/24/2018 9:39:56 AM PDT · by budj · 5 replies
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  • John Bolton’s extremism could lead the country to catastrophe

    03/24/2018 9:05:08 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 36 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 3/24/2018 | Not Given
    THE PRESIDENT’S national security adviser is meant to coordinate policy formation inside the administration, manage disagreements among agencies and tee up important decisions, while separately advising the president of his or her own views. John Bolton, whom President Trump has said will take over the position next month, is unsuited for that role. His record is that of a rigid, bombastic ideologue with a history of bullying colleagues and twisting intelligence. His advocacy of extreme policies, including preventive war against North Korea and Iran, could lead Mr. Trump and the country to catastrophe.
  • Trump's Picks of Pompeo and Bolton Panic our Terror-Sponsoring Enemies

    03/24/2018 8:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 24, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Given Pompeo’s credentials, the New York Times assured us this Tuesday that this Trump appointment could actually manage to get the world to miss Rex Tillerson.” (Cuba’s Communist-party paper Granma, March 13.)No surprise here. In fact, historically it’s very commonplace. To wit: when the propaganda ministry of the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring totalitarian regime whose lifelong craving was to nuke the U.S. seeks to vilify the U.S.—instead of tasking their KGB-trained apparatchiks with cranking out a vicious, lie-filled anti-U.S. diatribe, they simply quote the editorial board of The New York Times.But perhaps the term “historically-commonplace” strikes some of my amigos as unnecessarily...
  • Hogg Wild: Student Warrior in Profanity-Laced Interview

    03/24/2018 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/23/18 | Tim Hains
    The Outline interviewed David Hogg, a 17-year old survivor of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, who says he is the NRA's "worst nightmare." Hogg's interview was laced with profanity against his detractors, Gov. Rick Scott, the NRA, old people and others. Hogg said he became an activist because adults don't know how to "use a f----g democracy": "When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f-----g phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how...
  • Advice for Trump: Don't fire Robert Mueller -- He will clear you in the end

    03/24/2018 6:48:50 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 March 2018 | Robert Charles
    Will he or won’t he? Rumors continue to swirl and speculation abounds about whether President Trump will order the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election and alleged misconduct by the Trump campaign and the president. President Trump is a high-risk, high-reward player and he often wins. He’s a man of action who is impatient with delays. But in this case, he needs patience. He needs to let the Mueller probe finish on its own time, politically and legally, because that’s the only way for the president to shut down all...
  • Trump’s Pentagon Deep-Sixes Obama’s Transgender Ideology

    03/24/2018 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 23, 2018 | Neil Munro
  • Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

    03/24/2018 5:11:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-23-18 | unattributed
    Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say. The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday. "This is a very serious situation," Bottoms said. City officials said they learned of the attack before dawn Thursday when they detected unusual activity on their servers. Some of the city's data had become encrypted. A ransom note sent to the city gave...
  • Document drop: Another Fatal FBI Fumble In Florida

    03/24/2018 2:29:06 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 29 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view. There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls. As the exploiters of crisis know full well, bureaucratic screw-ups don’t make good fodder for partisan fundraisers and hipster T-shirts. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Palm Beach County police, 17-year-old Corey Johnson bought a knife last Sunday and brought it with him to a sleepover at longtime friend Kyle...
  • State Gets 27 Initial Inquiries From Private Companies Interested in Widening I-270, Beltway

    03/24/2018 1:53:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | January 4, 2018 | Andrew Metcalf
    Maryland is moving forward on its plan to add four toll lanes to both Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway. On Thursday, the state’s transportation department announced it received 27 responses to its request for initial information from companies interested in financing, building and operating the estimated $7.6 billion project. “This is a significant and very positive step in the process,” State Highway Administrator Greg Slater said in a statement. “This level of interest indicates that industry is meeting our demand … for transformative and innovative ideas to address the congestion issue in Maryland ….” The state received responses from...

    03/24/2018 12:48:59 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 82 replies
    CONSERVATIVEREVIEW.COM ^ | 3/23/18 | Chris Pandolfo
    “The progressive Republicans have won. The progressive Democrats have won.” “Where’s Mitch McConnell?” LevinTV host Mark Levin asked on his radio program after President Trump signed Congress’ $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Friday. “Has anybody seen or heard from Mitch McConnell? I mean, he’s the guy behind the scenes. He’s the Svengali who put all this together. He’s the good-for-nothing, big-spending, deal-cutting, self-serving phony politician who put this all together behind closed doors and threatens his colleagues in the Senate should they dare to challenge him or question him.” Levin criticized McConnell, the rest of Congress, and the president...
  • Let’s really open the roads in Montgomery County

    03/23/2018 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Jason Neuringer
    They say there are two constants in life: death and taxes. However, if you live in Montgomery County, there’s a third: traffic congestion . Unfortunately, some Montgomery County politicians seem almost to scoff at any real solution to that last constant. Take Montgomery County Council candidate Ben Shnider’s recent critique of Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) proposal for Interstate 270. Shnider, a Democrat, is correct to point out that Hogan’s proposal does not go far enough. But Shnider argues for policies that would, ironically, make traffic only worse. Meanwhile, his Democratic primary opponent, incumbent council member Sidney Katz (Gaithersburg-Rockville), has shown...
  • Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

    03/23/2018 10:21:47 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President Trump on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it, decrying the bill's lack of funding for his border wall proposal. Lieu mocked Trump on Friday after the bill's signing, saying that Trump was "rolled" by Republican leaders in Congress who failed to secure a deal with Democrats over border wall funding or a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. "Dear @realDonaldTrump: You wimped out. You failed to deliver on your veto threat....
  • Possible relief for motorists with huge E-Z Pass fines passes Senate

    03/23/2018 10:07:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018 | Glynis Kazanjian, Maryland Reporter
    A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week.Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conf0rming it to a bill that passed the House last year.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles, told Manno at a March 7 hearing that he spoke with transportation officials last year and requested improvements. The Maryland Transportation Authority had a year to evaluate how it handles escalating...
  • Towns Seek Speed Trap Cash From Group That Profits From Tickets

    03/23/2018 9:31:32 PM PDT · by Ken H · 10 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | March 23, 2018 | n/a
    The National Safety Council generates revenue from speeding ticket awareness courses, then gives cities grant funding to issue more tickets. The city council in Akron, Ohio, on Monday adopted an ordinance authorizing the mayor to ask the National Safety Council for $198,389 to pay for a speeding ticket blitz. This "Road to Zero" grant funding would be used to purchase new radar and laser speed guns and to pay police officers 150 percent of their regular salary while issuing those citations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides $3 million in taxpayer funding for the National Safety Council's grant program....
  • China slaps tariff on U.S. oil pipe, potential hit to Texas industry

    03/23/2018 8:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 03/23/2018 | James Osborne
    Texas manufacturers who produce steel oil and gas pipelines and drill pipe are expected to see a relatively modest impact from China's announcement it was slapping a 15 percent tariff on steel pipe from the United States. Last year the United States exported 832,000 metric tons of steel pipe, according to the U.S. International Trade Administration. More than 80 percent of that pipe went to Canada and Mexico, with China coming in a distant third. "Bottom line, if the retaliation is on pipelines, Houston will not see much impact. However, if the trade war escalates to broader energy related machinery...