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  • 84 kids rescued from human trafficking, one was 3-months-old

    10/19/2017 5:36:53 AM PDT · by markomalley
    WCBD ^ | 10/18/17 | Shawn Cabbagestalk
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, rescued 84 children are arrested 120 traffickers as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12-15.A press release from the FBI says Operation Cross Country XI was enforced in 55 FBI field offices and involved 78 state and local task forces. FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos, and truck stops, as well as on street corners and Internet websites. The youngest victim recovered during this year’s operation was 3-months-old,...
  • Will Ken Burns' twisted version of Vietnam War endure?

    10/19/2017 5:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Richard Botkin
    “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” Richard Nixon’s 1994 post-war observation remains as prescient as ever. With the release of the Ken Burns/Lynne Novick epic 10-part PBS documentary on the war last month, it is safe to say that the misreporting and misremembering have only been compounded and exacerbated. For those among us who expected favorable treatment for the American effort to halt the spread of communism and a serious look at our South Vietnamese allies beyond the recycled shibboleths of their leaders as corrupt...
  • WH: Kelly Felt Trump's Remarks to Widow Were 'Respectful'

    10/19/2017 5:33:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Todd Beamon
    White House chief of staff John Kelly thought President Donald Trump's remarks in a call to the widow of a Green Beret slain by Islamic State terrorists in Niger were "completely appropriate" and "respectful," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. "Gen. Kelly was present for the call and thought it was completely appropriate," Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing. "He thought the call was respectful — and he thought that the president did the best job he could under those circumstances to offer condolences on the part of the country." Trump has no recording of Tuesday's call to...
  • Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand's coalition government

    10/19/2017 5:33:02 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever
    BBC ^ | 10/19/17 | NA
    New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.
  • Influx Feared as UK Concedes EU Migrants Arriving Before March 2019 Can Stay

    10/19/2017 5:29:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    British officials have conceded that any EU migrants arriving before Brexit Day in 2019 will be allowed to stay forever, it is claimed. Sources have told The Telegraph newspaper that they believe a deal between Britain and the EU is now “done and dusted”, after the former agreed that any EU migrants arriving in Britain before its formal departure from the bloc will be allowed to acquire “settled status”. Prime Minister Theresa May had previously indicated that March 2017, when the UK activated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the Brexit process, would be the cut-off date —...
  • Republicans Are Blowing It

    10/19/2017 5:24:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    After eight years in the wilderness, Republicans have a president who will sign nearly anything they put in front of him. You’d think they’d revel in the opportunity to pass legislation they’d been dreaming of codifying in law, but you’d be wrong. Rather than attempt to implement the ideas on which they’d campaigned and won on, they’re staring blankly like a poker player who over-bet with a pair of twos and had his bluff called. But it’s not just elected Republicans; it’s the entire conservative movement that's dropped the ball. After eight years in exile, where are the innovations,...
  • How Robert Mueller Tried To Entrap Me

    10/19/2017 5:14:14 AM PDT · by billorites · 8 replies
    WGBH.org ^ | October 17, 2017 | Harvey Silvergate
    Is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, appointed in mid-May to lead the investigation into suspected ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and various shady (aren’t they all?) Russian officials, the choirboy that he’s being touted to be, or is he more akin to a modern-day Tomas de Torquemada, the Castilian Dominican friar who was the first Grand Inquisitor in the 15th Century Spanish Inquisition? Given the rampant media partisanship since the election, one would think that Mueller’s appointment would lend credibility to the hunt for violations of law by candidate, now President Trump and his minions. But I have known...
  • Clinton Slams Trump For His Tough Talk On North Korea, But What Did She Do To Solve The Problem?

    10/19/2017 5:11:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/17 | Ryan Pickrell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been railing against President Donald Trump for his approach to North Korea, despite the fact that her own efforts to deal with the rogue regime failed.Speaking in Seoul, South Korea, Clinton urged the Trump administration to present a strong front but remain “patient” while avoiding “bellicose and aggressive rhetoric,” according to Reuters. She suggested that the president’s “cavalier” threats are “dangerous and short-sighted.” In past talks, she argued that his words might trigger nuclear war.Clinton also expressed a need to use pressure to bring North Korea to the negotiating table, which has essentially...
  • Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump

    10/19/2017 5:09:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    The tables have turned and what was once the media’s favorite message — President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election — has now grown silent. Apparently, it’s Bill and Hillary Clinton who’ve been doing the behind-scenes and suspicious dealings with Russia all along. Oh, and perhaps others in the Barack Obama administration, too. You think special counsel Robert Mueller might switch the target of his investigation any time soon? Seems a bit time-wasting — not to mention taxpayer dollar-wasting — to keep on the Trump trail, desperately searching for signs of a collusion that just didn’t happen....
  • TRUMP tweet: Uranium deal ... is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow! <tr>

    10/19/2017 5:09:25 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 26 replies
    Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
  • Muslim Citizen of Jewish State: Israel Is not an Apartheid Nation, I’m Proud to Speak on Its Behalf

    10/19/2017 5:08:32 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Algemeiner ^ | 10/18/17
    “Israel is not an apartheid state and anyone who believes this should be ashamed of himself,” a Muslim citizen of the Jewish state declared in a recent media interview — a video of which has gone viral online this week.Appearing on an Arabic-language news channel, Dema Taya — a resident of the central Israeli city of Qalansawe — told the program host, “You live in this country and enjoy the full benefits of its citizenship. You are free to work, study, express yourselves and whatever you desire. You lead and educate the next generations in a state that respects you. Look...
  • Blood and Beauty on a Texas Exotic-Game Ranch

    10/19/2017 5:07:53 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/19/2017 | Manny Fernandez
    UVALDE, Tex. — On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. Such is the curious state of modern Texas ranching, that a giraffe among the oak and the mesquite is an everyday sort of thing. “That’s Buttercup,” said the guide, Buck Watson, 54. In a place of rare creatures, Buttercup is among the rarest; she is off limits to hunters at the Ox Ranch. Not so the African bongo antelope, one of the world’s heaviest and most striking spiral-horned antelopes, which roams...
  • A Rollicking Good Rebuttal to "Men, you want to treat women better?".

    10/19/2017 5:07:06 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | October 18, 2017 | Marta Hernandez
    Some TV writer named Nicole Silverberg recently published an article in the Guardian (yes, you may all groan now), chicksplaining to men what they need to do in order to “improve” themselves. This laundry list of femderpaherpery has me wondering if this woman will a) ever date an actual male – you know, one that actually owns a functioning set of testicles – let alone get married to one and b) ever own enough cats to fill that empty space on her bed, because no guy in his right mind will occupy that space for any length of time. So...
  • North Korea Knowns and Unknowns

    10/19/2017 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No one really knows all that much about North Korea's nuclear or conventional military capability or its strategic agenda. Are its nuclear missiles reliably lethal, are they as long-ranged and accurate as hyped, and are they under secure command and control? Conventional wisdom states that Seoul would be destroyed in minutes by at least 10,000 North Korean artillery and rocket batteries that are now aimed from right across the Demilitarized Zone. Such guns are said to be capable of firing 500,000 rounds within a few minutes. As a result, South Korea and its allies are supposed to be veritable hostages,...
  • Purge at the Democratic National Committee [Bernie supporters out]

    10/19/2017 5:00:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/17 | Rick Moran
    Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, purged several long time officials, most of whom had supported DNC vice chairman Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid for the chairmanship. The officials were replaced by Hillary Clinton supporters, riling the progressive wing of the party and demonstrating that the Democrats are in no position to take advantage at the ballot box of any GOP dissension. NBC News: Complaints began immediately after party officials saw a list of Perez' appointments to DNC committees and his roster of 75 "at-large" members, who are chosen by the chair. The removal and demotion of a...
  • Guest Speaker Tells Students: 'I’m Queer and I’m Trump’s Worst Enemy'

    10/19/2017 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Grand County High School in Utah were supposed to attend poetry slam workshops on tolerance and acceptance. Instead, students were subjected to political rhetoric, LGBT propaganda and something called “identity mapping.” Parents told the Todd Starnes Show that one of the workshop leaders announced to the children, “I’m queer and I’m Trump’s worst enemy.” An untold number of students were directed by workshop leaders to separate themselves intro groups based on their sexual identity and their religious preference. Parents told the Todd Starnes Show they are livid over the September event. “I’m sending my daughter to school to...
  • Did Clinton accept bribes during the uranium deal?

    10/19/2017 4:51:19 AM PDT · by smileyface · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Oct 18, 2017 | Lou Dobbs
    Fox News Judicial Legal Analyst Greg Jarrett on whether Hillary Clinton accepted bribes during the uranium deal with Russia and the Clinton email investigation.
  • Alas, poor snowflakes: Cambridge University issues warnings about sex and violence [tr]

    10/19/2017 4:49:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2017 | Eleanor Harding
    Students at Cambridge University are being warned that they may have to study books with upsetting content – the plays of William Shakespeare. Lecturers claim the advice is to protect undergraduates’ mental health, even though several of the Bard’s works are known for their depiction of sex and violence. The ‘trigger warnings’ on timetables are to allow students to be prepared to deal with potentially offensive or upsetting content in English lectures. One lecture, titled Violence, bears a warning because its themes of ‘credulity and sympathy’ include discussion of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, which contains scenes of rape and cannibalism, and...
  • Class project to represent intersectionality through Lego sculpture went really well, [tr]

    10/19/2017 4:47:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 18, 2017 | Brett T.
    Here’s one of those tweets that have gone viral, and this one arrives on our shores from the Centre for Gender Studies at Sussex University in the United Kingdom.
  • We Live In The Dystopia Young Adult Fiction Warns Us About

    10/19/2017 4:46:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/19/17 | Robert Tracinski
    The past few decades have seen a profusion of “young adult” fiction—books written for a teenage audience—which seem to have a peculiar obsession with future dystopias.There’s the one where everything is controlled by the Capitol and teenagers are forced to fight to the death for a televised audience. There’s the one where teens are locked into a narrow career path for life based on their apparent aptitudes, which seems like a perfect way to capitalize on the anxieties of college-bound kids in the later stages of the higher education bubble. There’s the one where emotions have been outlawed, the one...