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  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • Mainstream media, celebrities stunned as Mueller report filed with no new indictments planned

    03/23/2019 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The mainstream media seemed to suffer a collective shock Friday evening after the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed its final report of its Russia investigation to the Department of Justice. MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed livid that neither President Trump, his children, nor his “henchmen” would face any criminal charges from the special counsel. “Maybe he missed the boat here,” Matthews said of Mueller. “Because we know about the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, we know about the meeting at the cigar bar with Kilimnik [Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian political consultant]. My God, we know about all...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Still Hasn’t Paid Tax Bill From Failed Business Venture

    03/23/2019 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | 03/23/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid a six-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. Weeks after The Post alerted the freshman Congresswoman’s office to the outstanding tax lien from 2012, she still hasn’t paid it, state records show. Brook Avenue Press, a company set up in the Bronx to publish books about city children, owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes. The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The...
  • Brexit: Govt preparing to enter 'very high readiness mode' for no deal

    03/23/2019 3:58:17 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 March 2019 | Deborah Haynes
    The armed forces have activated a team in a nuclear-proof bunker under the Ministry of Defence as the government prepares next Monday to enter "very high readiness mode" for a no-deal Brexit, Sky News can reveal. A number of war games have been conducted to help ready commanders for dealing with a range of possible eventualities in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • Nile Shipwreck Discovery Proves Herodotus Right

    03/23/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT · by wildbill · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/23/1918 | Staff
    In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.
  • At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year AFP | Kabul

    03/23/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 21, 2019 15:15 IST
    At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year Serial blasts hit New Year celebrations in Kabul 6 die as blasts hit Kabul New Year celebrations Afghan official: 3 explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul IS suspects behind Kabul twin bombing arrested: Officials Huge explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared: Officials At least six people were killed by blasts in Kabul Thursday during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital, authorities said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn city. "Twenty-three were wounded and six people were martyred (killed) in today's explosions...
  • Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

    03/23/2019 3:07:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 23, 2019 17:05 IST
    A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer's Day in a sports stadium in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Mohammad Khan Nasrat, the economic director of Helmand, was among those killed in the attack, the government said in a statement. Zwak said 31 other people were wounded in the blasts, including provincial council members and provincial security officials, but he said none were...
  • Manning supporters blast government for her 'prolonged solitary' after contempt charge

    03/23/2019 2:59:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Chelsea Manning is being subjected to “effective” solitary confinement for refusing to cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating WikiLeaks, her supporters said Saturday. Manning’s support committee said the former Army analyst and WikiLeaks source has been isolated in a cell for 22 hours a day since being jailed more than two weeks ago for defying a subpoena seeking her testimony in front of a federal grand jury convened in Alexandria, Virginia. Sixteen days into her latest stint behind bars, Manning’s supporters said the conditions constitute “Prolonged Solitary” as defined by Juan Mendez, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, and should...
  • Who proved that gun bans will do nothing to stop domestic terrorism? The Obama administration

    03/23/2019 2:35:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In the wake of the worst single-day killing spree in New Zealand’s history, the country’s Left-wing government and prime minister went full authoritarian and moved to immediately ban “military-style assault rifles” of the type used by terrorist Brenton Tarrant. That will surely prevent any future incidents, PM Jacinda Ardern and members of her government have assured the 5 million citizens who live in New Zealand. Surely. Because it wasn’t completely the crazed shooter’s fault, really; it was his choice of weapons. Other Leftists have taken similar actions after similar incidents in their own countries. Most Western democracies, in fact, now...
  • WATCH: Joy Reid Comes To A Real Stupid Conclusion About The Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Source: MSNBC Although the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report have not been released, Lefties, including MSNBC's Joy Reid, are convinced the Department of Justice is "covering up" for President Donald Trump. They have come to this conclusion because Mueller is not indicting anyone else, including Trump. The reason Reid believes a cover-up is taking place? Because the Justice Department ran the investigation. “The fact that this investigation takes place within the Justice Department which Donald Trump essentially controls and that he got rid of the problem, Jeff Sessions, who the one decent thing that he did was...
  • Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement

    03/23/2019 2:18:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | 23 Mar, 2019 13:37 | Cardinal Robert Sarah
    Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement There has been hostility to the Catholic Church in France for centuries, but this kind of thing did not happen. Could it have anything to do with the introduction into France of a large population of people who believe that Christianity is a false religion and that they are commanded to fight unbelievers so that Allah may punish them by the hands of the believers (cf. Qur’an 9:14-15)? Possibly not. But possibly. Catholic churches in France are being targeted with arson attacks, vandalism, desecration of holy statues, and...
  • The American Media Destroyed Themselves over the Mueller Investigation

    03/23/2019 2:17:23 PM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 22, 2019 | Roger L. Simon
    With only a few exceptions — Fox News, the editorial pages (not the front pages) of the Wall Street Journal, and a handful of websites — the better part of the American media has spent the last two years fulminating about Trump-Russia collusion we now know never existed. Actually, we always knew that, but finally, it's official. It was always a bunch of — excuse the expression — trumped up baloney that made no sense except to those who wished so deeply to believe it was true. Which makes the people who were doing that fulminating — media, politicians and...
  • The vast attempt to undo the 2016 election has failed: History moves on. The NeverTrumpers cannot

    03/23/2019 2:12:11 PM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    Spectator ^ | March 23, 2019 | Roger Kimball
    Well, I am going to miss the full-bore SWAT-team raids at dawn against aging political factota like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort. It was really very courteous of CNN to have been parked outside the homes of those hapless victims so that television audiences all across the country could all be edified by these exhibitions of the coercive arm of state power in action. Mr Mueller could just have had one of his 17 Obama-and-Hillary supporting prosecutors ring up the latest mark and ask him to pop down to headquarters. But that would not have been as dramatic, as expensive,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid tax bill from failed business venture

    03/23/2019 2:11:55 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 23,2019 | Isobel Vincent
    Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid a six-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. Weeks after The Post alerted the freshman Congresswoman’s office to the outstanding tax lien from 2012, she still hasn’t paid it, state records show. Brook Avenue Press, a company set up in the Bronx to publish books about city children, owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes. The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The...
  • Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State

    03/23/2019 2:05:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State He was ordered expelled from Hungary after being caught with forged documents on December 30, but he was detained on Friday, so clearly he didn’t leave after he was expelled. Also he seems to have moved freely around Europe for quite some time. His story is evidence that European authorities are overwhelmed and cannot deal adequately with the Muslim migrant crisis they have inflicted upon themselves. “Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings,” Reuters, March 22, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): BUDAPEST (Reuters)...
  • Dozens of Mali villagers killed by gunmen

    03/23/2019 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/23/2019 | Staff
    Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country's Mopti region, a local official said. The attack on Saturday targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community. Ambassadors for the UN are currently in Mali addressing the increasing levels of ethnic and jihadist violence. The victims of Saturday's deadly attack were "killed with guns and machetes", a local security official told AFP news agency. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll far higher.
  • Thai - EC ready for poll despite many fraud complaints

    03/23/2019 1:30:51 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | March 23 , 2019 | Post reporters
    The Election Commission (EC) has affirmed that it is ready for the general election on Sunday despite almost 100 complaints of electoral fraud being lodged so far. Pol Col Jarungvith Phumma, secretary-general...
  • Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

    03/23/2019 1:04:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2019 | Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz
    At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance. Proponents want to sweep away our complex, confusing, profit-driven mess of a health care system and start fresh with a single government-run insurer that would cover everyone. But doing away with an entire industry would also be profoundly disruptive. The private health insurance business employs at least a half a million people, covers about 250 million Americans, and generates roughly a trillion dollars in revenues. Its companies’ stocks are a staple of the mutual funds...
  • Joy Reid Show Keeps Hope Alive Despite Mueller Bust: Lots of other Investigations!

    03/23/2019 12:07:34 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Keep hope alive! Okay, yeah, the Mueller investigation looks like a bust, and won't produce any more indictments. But hey: there are still lots of other investigations out there! The dream continues! That was the theme of Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Check out the mashup we've created, and you'll soon get the idea. From congressional investigations, to the Southern District of New York, it's investigations a go-go! The number of pending investigations was variously given as 16, 17, and even [facetiously, we presume] 47, according to David Korn! Get the rest of the story and view the video...