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Nov 08 09:45

IDIOCRACY IS REAL: MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS RE-ELECTED DESPITE FACING CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL CHARGES

US voters re-elect lawmakers facing criminal indictments & corruption charges, because why not?

Embarrassing social media photos could easily sink a congressional campaign, but several lawmakers have shown that you can be charged with corruption and embezzlement and still win re-election.
American voters took partisan politics to a whole new level on Tuesday, after Republican congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins – both of whom face federal indictments for crimes including embezzlement and securities fraud – won re-election. As long as the Democrats don’t win, right?

Another big takeaway tonight: Being under federal indictment is no bar to winning re-election! Just ask Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter. #Midterms2018

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) November 7, 2018
Hunter, a five-term congressman from California, was charged along with his wife in August of misusing campaign funds totaling more than $250,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All I can think of, is the marvelous one-liner by the comedian Ron White: "You can't fix stupid!"

The intellectual acumen of people who continue to vote for liars, thieves, and monsters, indicates to me that they have chosen precisely the reflection of their own deficits they want to see in in office.

Nov 08 09:39

NPR POSITS NAZIS ARE RECRUITING ALL OF OUR CHILDREN IN ONLINE GAMES WITH VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE

At this point, journalistic handwringing over the assumed dangers of video games has moved beyond annoyance levels and into the trope category. Violence, aggression, becoming sedentary, and the erosion of social skills have all been claimed to be outcomes of video games becoming a dominant choice for entertainment among the population that isn't collecting social security checks, and all typically with little to no evidence backing it up. This has become so routine that one can almost copy and paste past responses into future arguments.

But NPR really went full moral panic mode with a post that essentially claimed the recruitment of children into rightwing and Nazi extremist groups is a full on thing, while an actual analysis of what it relied on to make that claim reveals, well, very little of substance at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very surprised that anyone actually pays attention to NPR at all; they lost whatever shred of journalistic integrity they ever had decades ago.

Nov 08 09:39

Raging bus driver shoves 15-year-old boy off his vehicle after being called 'a p***k' in shocking video

The youngster calls the older man a "p***k" before he gets aggressively shoved off the bus.
The driver even calls him “fat boy” before turning round to go back to his seat.
The footage was posted to a Facebook site, alongside the question "Who’s in the right here, the mouthy kid or the aggressive Doncaster bus driver?"
As the video starts, the driver is heard to say, “I’ll smash your f***ing face in.”
He then pushes the youngster away from the entrance to the bus and adds: “F***ing toerag.”
The kid replies: “What you doing? How old are you? I’m 15.”

Nov 08 09:38

'We will of course clean up after ourselves': Woman's outrage after neighbour leaves a note saying she's going to have a 'natural home birth' on their shared apartment rooftop

A woman from Queensland was left outraged and confused after discovering her neighbour was planning to have a 'natural home birth' on their shared apartment rooftop.
The woman found a note from the neighbour in the apartment lift which detailed her plans to give birth on Saturday November 11 from '1pm till late'.
After finding the note, the woman took to social media to ask whether she was 'over-reacting'.
'I'm about five seconds from flipping a desk and writing an angry email to our building manager,' she wrote.

Nov 08 09:35

NEW YORK LAWMAKERS WANT SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY TO BE INCLUDED IN GUN BACKGROUND CHECKS

Eric Adams, the president of Brooklyn Borough, and state Senator Kevin Palmer are currently writing the proposed legislation, which would give law enforcement authorities the power to check up to three years of an individual’s social media accounts and internet search history before they are allowed to buy a gun, WCBS Newsradio 880 reported. One of the main aims is to identify any hate speech shared by the users, as the politicians noted that such offensive comments are generally only discovered after mass shootings occur.

The facile explanation for this ridiculous piece of legislation is this: somehow the Pittsburgh shooter might have been prevented from buying a gun because he posted anti-Semitic content to a social media platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this country is rapidly reverting to Code Napoleon law, where suspects were judged guilty until they were proven innocent.

Nov 08 09:35

'No walls! No USA at all!' Antifa siege DC home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson (VIDEO)

A group of incensed Antifa protesters surrounded the home of FOX News star Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night. They rang the doorbell and chanted, calling the conservative host a "racist scumbag" for his support of the border wall.

Nov 08 09:27

Deputy sheriff, 11 others killed in California bar shooting: police

A gunman killed 12 people including a sheriff's deputy when he opened fire on revelers in a crowded country and western bar in Los Angeles late on Wednesday night, police said.
The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a news conference early on Thursday, though it was not immediately clear by whom.

Nov 08 09:07

'Horrific scene': 13 dead including gunman at California bar

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said Thursday.

Nov 08 08:41

Woman motorist, 61, 'intentionally' runs over and kills a female cyclist and tries to hit four others in a horrific road rage attack

A 61-year-old woman has been charged with running over a cyclist and trying to run over four others in horrifying road rage killing in California.
Sandra Marie Wicksted ran over Leslie Ann Pray, 54, as she rode her bicycle in a Claremont neighborhood around 11.30am Sunday morning, according to prosecutors.
Authorities said the impact of the crash sent Pray across a yard and into a driveway where she died.

Nov 08 08:40

Armed citizen holds bloodied knifeman at bay beside Seattle's Space Needle after he stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of their five-year-old son at a busy food court

An armed citizen was captured on camera holding a bloodied knifeman at bay just moments after he murdered his girlfriend in front of their five-year-old son.
David Lee Morris, 29, was arrested after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend Gabrielle Maria Garcia, 28, in a busy Seattle food court in broad daylight.
But before officers arrived, it was Scott Brown who made sure Morris couldn't flee the scene.
A passerby captured the tense moment Brown kept his gun trained on Morris while another man begged him to put the bloodied knife on the ground.

Nov 08 08:40

NEW SATELLITES WILL USE RADIO WAVES TO SPY ON SHIPS AND PLANES

WHEN A COMPANY called HawkEye 360 wanted to test its wares, it gave an employee a strange, deceptive task. While the worker stood in Virginia, he held the kind of transceiver that ships carry to broadcast their GPS locations. Usually such a signal would reveal his true position to a radio receiver, but he’d altered the broadcast to spoof his GPS position, making it seem like he was in fact off the coast of Maine.

But his company’s instruments, which in this test were carried by Cessnas flying routes over East Coast waters, picked up on the chicanery. Now HawkEye 360, the satellite startup that made the detectors, plans to send its first three instruments into space later this month. Called Pathfinder, the cluster of satellites will work together to locate and make sense of radio emissions beamed up from the ground. With it, HawkEye 360 gains access to communications information that has mostly been controlled by governments.

Nov 08 08:19

Antifa mob descends on Fox News host Tucker Carlson's house chanting 'we know where you sleep at night' and accusing him of being racist

The now-deleted video was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife inside a restaurant during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

The group posted on Facebook that Carlson spreads "fear into our homes," and said it wanted to even the score.

Nov 08 08:17

White Trump-supporting women ‘vagina-shamed’ again, ‘don’t know difference between predator and protector’ (7 Pics)

Behar suggested Trump’s comments were motivated by his desire to appeal to more women voters.
“He said it — he said it because he realizes that women like him less than menstrual cramps. That’s why he said it,” she announced to audience approval.
“He now has, like, this moment where he says, gee. They don’t like me because do you see the numbers? The women are out there voting in droves. He now realizes that,” she added.
But not content to just attack the president, Behar then seemed to question the intelligence of the women who support him.

Nov 08 07:27

CNN's Jim Acosta is BANNED from the White House as it suspends his media credentials after heated press conference exchange with the President.Twitter Explodes. (11 Pics)

The United States Secret Service took away CNN's Jim Acosta's "hard pass" late on Wednesday after the professional provocateur pulled another obnoxious stunt during a White House press conference.

Nov 08 07:26

'How can you live with yourselves?' Son blasts callous robbers who left his WWII veteran father, 98, fighting for his life after brutally beating him for £20 TV at his London home of 60 years

A decorated Second World War veteran, 98, is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a "brutal and senseless" attack in his own home.
Peter Gouldstone, is thought to have been robbed on November 5, and it might have been up to 20 hours before anyone was alerted to his plight.
He served in the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War, achieving the rank of Corporal and was recognised for "gallant and distinguished service".

Nov 08 07:05

What We Can Learn from Cape Town, Where Residents Live on 13 Gallons of Water Per Person Per Day

A writer from South Africa shares the inside story about how Cape Town nearly ran out of water and how residents there still live on only 13 gallons of water per day. (Some fantastic tips for off-grid water in this article!)

Nov 08 06:09

'I feel traumatized for my son': Montana mom's horror after arriving to pick up her infant boy at daycare and discovering that staff had closed up for the weekend and left him locked INSIDE

A 6-month old child was left at a daycare center in Billings Friday. The lights were off, the door was locked, and there was no supervision inside. It was a terrifying situation that left the baby's mother confused.
The Kids "R" Us Childcare Center in the Billings Heights is under fire after a 6-month old baby was left in the building after the business had closed for the day.
And as any mother would, Tanaya Merchen wanted answers.

Nov 08 06:09

Sex education should teach girls about orgasms, says Labour MP Jess Phillips who reveals she grew up in a naked household

Girls should be taught about orgasms in sex education classes at schools, Labour MP Jess Phillips has said.
The mother-of-two, who is the MP for Birmingham Yardley, says it's important for pupils to learn about sexual pleasure to close the 'orgasm gap.'
Her remarks come as it was revealed that only 65 per cent of straight women 'usually or always orgasm' during sex compared to 95 per cent of men.
In an interview with Grazia magazine, Mrs Phillips, 37, said: 'Women's expectations should be greater, we have to start demanding more.'

Nov 07 18:53

White House suspends press pass of CNN's Jim Acosta

White House suspends press pass of CNN's Jim Acosta after heated confrontation between reporter and President Trump during news conference

Nov 07 18:31

New Acting AG Matthew Whitaker in 2016: "I would indict Hillary Clinton"

Matthew Whitaker Published ET July 5, 2016

FBI director's judgment was that 'no reasonable prosecutor' would bring the case. I disagree.

Nov 07 17:53

The fighter jet so old it's getting a hearing aid: US Air Force reveals plan to upgrade 30 year old A-10 Warthog with radical 3D audio system

200 of the aging AC-10Cs will be given the 3D audio system in a bid to boost their abilities in dogfights.

Nov 07 16:27

HILARIOUS | President Mocks ‘Defeated Republicans’ Who Didn’t Embrace Trumpism -- Throws Major Shade At Mia Love…

Highly amusing clip from Trump's presser today...

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Nov 07 16:07

Jeff Sessions out; Matthew Whitaker becomes new acting Attorney General

Attorney Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday after being pressured by President Donald J. Trump for more than a year over his decision to recuse himself from Robert Mueller led Russian probe.

Nov 07 15:01

Rosenstein goes to White House for 'preplanned' meeting after Sessions departure

Rod Rosenstein expected to be out in the next 48 hours re OAN

Nov 07 15:00

BOOM | Rosenstein No Longer In Charge of Mueller Probe…

The moves are happening quickly this afternoon...

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Nov 07 14:40

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for becoming a little too gender-inclusive

The Girl Scouts are suing the new gender-inclusive version of the Boy Scouts, claiming the 107-year-old youth group’s rebranding is confusing potential members and cutting into its market share.

Using the marketing tagline ‘Scout Me In’, the Boy Scouts announced in October 2017 they would start letting girls join in 2019 under the organization’s new name, Scouts BSA. The Girls are crying foul, claiming the campaign makes it sound like the Boy Scouts now have sole purview over all scouting-related activities.

Nov 07 14:19

Believing without evidence is always morally wrong

You have probably never heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age. This might seem strange given that we are talking about a Victorian Briton whose most famous philosophical work is an essay nearly 150 years ago. However, reality has caught up with Clifford. His once seemingly exaggerated claim that ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence’ is no longer hyperbole but a technical reality.

Nov 07 13:32

#WhitakerMustRecuse WTF???? Already? Matthew G. Whitaker named as acting AG just hours ago

Matthew Whitaker might have to recuse himself for comments he made to #CNN against the #Mueller Probe.

Nov 07 13:11

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation letter

Trump Fires Jeff Sessions - Attorney General has resigned and will be replaced by Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Matthew G. Whitaker is a lawyer and Republican politician, former Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

Nov 07 13:04

Trump Fires Jeff Sessions - Attorney General has resigned and will be replaced by Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Matthew G. Whitaker is a lawyer and Republican politician, former Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

Nov 07 12:46

HEATED | Trump Embarrasses Black PBS Reporter … ‘Why Are You Asking Such A Racist Question’

Here's the video -- things definitely got heated at today's presser.

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Nov 07 12:29

Narco-Terrorism to Worsen under Mexico’s New Leftist President, State Dept. Warns; Amnesty for Drug Traffickers

The overwhelming majority of illegal drugs in the United States already come from Mexico and Mexican traffickers are the greatest criminal threat to the nation, but things are about to get worse when Mexico’s new leftwing president takes over. His name is Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known popularly as AMLO), he opposes hardline anti-drug policies and believes in amnesty for drug war criminals. A State Department document obtained by Judicial Watch warns that Obrador, who takes over on December 1, will seek to decriminalize marijuana and poppy cultivation early in his term. He will also end Mexican military intervention in the drug war and pardon some drug offenders, according to the document which was issued recently by the agency’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and is titled “Mexico’s Drug War & AMLO” and subtitled “Crime; Drug Trafficking; Narco-Terrorism.”

Nov 07 12:22

A tale of two massacres: Pittsburgh and Hebron

Lawrence Davidson compares the cultures in the US and Israel that gave rise to the Pittsburgh and Hebron mass murderers, one an anti-Semite American and the other an Arab-hating Israeli Jew – paranoid, gun-loving, minority-demonising cultures. >>

Nov 07 11:27

12 Examples That Show That America Is Far More Messed Up Than When You Were A Kid

What in the world has happened to our country? Most of us have very fond memories from when we were younger, and it is true that often our memories of “the good old days” can leave out the bad parts. None of us are perfect individually, and America has certainly never been without major problems as a nation. But have we ever witnessed the level of social decay that we are seeing around the country today? We are like a divorced, bloated, drug-addicted middle age man that has seen his life completely fall apart, and it would be nice to believe that we have hit rock bottom, but the truth is that we just keep on sinking even lower. The following are 12 examples that show that America is far more messed up than when you were a kid…

Nov 07 11:16

When President Trump tells his staffer to take the microphone away from Jim Acosta, Jim should keep his hands OFF the female staffer and not shove her!

VIDEO

Jim Acosta pushing this woman is a much greater 'assault' than the fake one CNN claimed Cory Lewandowski did to Michelle Fields.

Nov 07 10:48

The State Weaponizes Education to Create Ignorance

Logic is the foundation of such an education. If schools, which have become madhouses and factories and toxic medical dispensaries, will not teach it, we can teach it.

Nov 07 10:37

Video - So this just happened. TRUMP TO ACOSTA: "You are a rude, terrible person & shouldn't be working for CNN.

BREAKING: President Trump, CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta and @NBCNews Correspondent @PeterAlexander engage in tense exchanges in post-election news conference.

Nov 07 10:30

Boeing’s new 737 MAX may ‘abruptly dive’ due to errors – media

Following the deadly 737 MAX 8 crash in Indonesia, Boeing is preparing to alert airlines that errors in its newest aircraft series can make the plane “abruptly dive,” Bloomberg revealed.

The bulletin from Boeing will say that erroneous readings from the jet's flight-monitoring system can cause the planes to “abruptly dive,” the news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar fight the company’s plans.

Nov 07 09:58

Pastor’s sign outside Florida polling place warns not to vote for Democrats and then praise Jesus

The Grace of God Church on Rowan Road has been a polling location without issue here for at least a decade, said Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.
That is until Tuesday morning, when the Rev. Al Carlisle decided to take a stand and posted a small handmade sign outside in marker.

Nov 07 09:55

A Badge of Shame: The Government's War on America's Military Veterans

The government even has a name for its war on America’s veterans: Operation Vigilant Eagle.

Nov 07 09:52

Criticizing Those Behind Globalization Is Now Off Limits - Ryan Dawson

Criticizing Those Behind Globalization Is Now Off Limits - Ryan Dawson

Ryan Dawson from Anti-Neocon Report joins Henrik to discuss his account termination with Vimeo

Nov 07 08:50

White people are voting to steal parts of a mostly black Atlanta suburb so they can get a Cheesecake Factory

Some residents of an Atlanta suburb are voting Tuesday on whether to form a new city centered around a gated country club — and incorporating some of the more valuable property from a less affluent city they would leave behind.
Earlier this year, Stockbridge elected its first black mayor and an all-black City Council, but the architects of the plan insist Cheesecake Factory — not race — is the motivation behind the move to establish Eagle’s Landing, reported City Lab.

Nov 07 08:49

Girl Scouts USA sue Boy Scouts over trademark as boys welcome girls

The lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court is an attempt by the Girl Scouts, founded in 1912, to avert an erosion of its brand and membership as the Boy Scouts, founded two years earlier, tries to reverse its own decades-long membership decline.

Nov 07 08:18

James Woods Sums Up Last Night’s Election With a Single Tweet (5 Pics)

Conservative activist and actor James Woods just summed up what we can expect as a result of last night’s election with a single tweet:

Nov 07 08:17

People On Twitter Are Melting Down Over Ted Cruz Beating Beto O'Rourke In The Texas Senate Race (20 Pics)

On Tuesday night, the Texas Senate race that captivated the nation came to an end. Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke lost to GOP incumbent Ted Cruz.

Nov 07 07:30

Video: Non-Citizens Voting in Texas

Project Veritas has released undercover video of elections officials in Texas explain how non-citizens can vote in the November 6th 2018 Election.
Note: How can anyone say the system isn't working!

Nov 07 00:17

Now That America Has Given The Crazies Control Of The House, They Plan To Hit Trump With A Wave Of Subpoenas

This is a very dark moment in American history. On November 6th, the American people gave the keys to the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats, and that means that the crazies will soon be unleashed on Capitol Hill. They won’t be able to get much legislation pushed through because Republicans still control the Senate and Donald Trump is still in the White House, but they will be able to cause all sorts of chaos with their investigative powers. If you thought that things were bad the last two years, just wait, because you haven’t seen anything yet. Top Democrats are already talking about hitting Trump with a huge wave of subpoenas, and the White House is bracing for the worst. It is going to be a time of bitter partisan wrangling in Washington, and meanwhile the nation as a whole is going to continue to fall apart.

Nov 07 00:12

Man’s Shooting Rampage Kills 2, Only Ends When Armed Citizen Steps In

A man was arrested and charged with multiple murders after engaging in a grocery store rampage that was only ended when an armed citizen engaged fire with him, WDRB reports.

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