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    Today, 03:44 PM
    A longtime CIA and FBI asset who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, Halper was enlisted by the FBI to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election. Meanwhile, a search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense. Halper's contracts were funded through four annual awards paid directly out of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA). Established as the DoD's "internal think tank" in 1973 by Richard Nixon (whose administration Halper worked for), the ONA was run by foreign policy strategist Andrew Marshall from its inception until his 2015 retirement at the age of 93, after which he was succeeded by current director James H. Baker. One of the four DoD awards Halper received Halper's most recent award was noted recently by Trump supporter Jacob Wohl, which piqued the interest of internet researchers who continued the analysis.
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    Today, 03:44 PM
    I think one big issue is that kids are no longer allowed to resolve their own problems. You can't punch someone who is "bullying" you. There's no such thing any more as a go-as-you-please fistfight. You can't call someone an asshole even though they're acting like one. Kids have no outlet. There is no continuum of resolution. These shooters go from 0-60 in a split second because there is no interim 10, 20, 30. 40, or 50 MPH. They hold it all in until they explode. Add things like sedating drugs and it's no wonder you have powder kegs.
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    As previewed earlier, on Monday afternoon president Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Chris Wray and the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, in a discussion of the latest developments in the bombshell report that the Obama administration used a longtime FBI and CIA asset, identified as 73-year-old Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, to infiltrate and spy on Trump's campaign. With the meeting concluded, the White House issued a statement according to which the DOJ said it has asked the inspector general to "expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign" and adds that "White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested." Full statement below: "Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's or the Department of Justice's tactics concerning the Trump Campaign. It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested." Translated: a lot of dirty laundry is about to become public. As Sean Davis points out, the statement confirms Mollie Hemingway's reporting that contrary to claims from the Washington Post and anonymous DOJ officials made last week, "the White House was never on board with Rosenstein's plan to obstruct a congressional subpoena." This confirms @MZHemingway's reporting last week that, contra claims from the Washington Post and anonymous DOJ officials, the White House was never on board with Rosenstein's plan to obstruct a congressional subpoena. — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 21, 2018 As Davis also adds, "it's also noteworthy that the White House released a statement immediately following the meeting, before Rosenstein et. al. could start leaking inaccurate information about the White House's position, which is what happened after the last meeting on the matter." More at:
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    Today, 03:37 PM
    Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially applied for his country to rejoin the Commonwealth and invited observers from former British colonies to its general elections in July, Reuters reported May 21. More at:
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    Today, 03:32 PM
    The organization Speech First has filed for an injunction against UM President Mark Schlissel, declaring that he and the university have “created an elaborate investigatory and disciplinary apparatus to suppress and punish speech other students deem ‘demeaning,’ ‘bothersome,’ or ‘hurtful.’” From the complaint: “The University’s disciplinary code prohibits ‘harassment’ and ‘bullying’ and further increases the potential penalties if such actions were motivated by ‘bias.’ All of those concepts, as the University interprets and applies them, can capture staggering amounts of protected speech and expression.” In 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, Schlissel told a gathering of upset students who voted for Hillary that they had rejected hate. “Ninety percent of you rejected the kind of hate and fractiousness and the longing for some sort of idealized version of a non-existent yesterday,” Schlissel told the group. By implying that 10 percent voted for “hate and fractiousness,” isn’t Schlissel being “hateful” and “hurtful” to a minority group? Founded by free-speech advocate Nicole Neily, Speech First is an organization concerned with not only responding to violations of the First Amendment on campuses, but aggressively fighting policies that encourage those violations. The organization looks to smash the speech-code culture that has developed on America’s college campuses. And the organization has their work cut out for them. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a free-speech watchdog group that documents the many violations of the First Amendment on college campuses. The group uses a stoplight rating system, with “green” meaning that there is no serious suppression of free speech, “yellow” meaning that the institution bears watching, and “red” meaning that free speech is in definite jeopardy on a campus. In 2018, 32.3 percent of public universities received a “red” rating from FIRE. The University of Michigan is rated “red.” “They (Michigan) have a red speech code, unfortunately,” Neily told NRA TV recently. “It discourages bullying and harassment but it doesn’t define what that is, so it ends up being very much in the eye of the beholder. And, unfortunately, you end up catching a lot of protected, First Amendment speech then and that’s no good. That’s when we have to spring into action and protect our members’ rights,” she continued. More at:
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    Today, 03:27 PM Full article at link.
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    Today, 03:24 PM
    On the 18th of May, the Five Star-Movement and the League struck a deal to form a populist government. One of their government’s pledges is to deport half-a-million migrants. A few days before the deal, EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos stated that he wished Italy would “not change its migratory policy”. The government deal not only changes the migratory policy of Italy, it revolutionises it. The programme calls for the deportation of the 500,000 migrants present in Italy. “Today, there are around 500,000 illegal migrants in Italy (…) expulsion orders are not enough: those who don’t have the right to stay must return to their home countries”, the document said. More at:
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    Today, 03:21 PM
    The Obama administration paid accused informant Stefan Halper nearly $300,000 for “research” during the 2016 presidential election when Donald Trump was the GOP candidate. Overall, Halper, who was recently accused of spying on multiple Trump campaign aides, was paid over $1 million by the Dept. of Defense between 2012 and 2018 through a variety of vaguely worded contracts. The contracts include “Research And Development In The Social Sciences And Humanities (2012),” “Russia-China Relationship Study (2015),” and the “India and China Econ Study (2016),” according to the web site Most interestingly, Halper was paid $282,295 only four days after the Sept. 23, 2016, Yahoo! news article which claimed that “U.S. intelligence officials” were investigating Trump aide Carter Page for alleged ties to the Kremlin. More at:
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    Today, 03:20 PM
    What he is paid to do. and disparage those searching. seems like a personal crusade to defend the "Powers That Be".(.extra points for boot licking.) Pretty much a "One Trick Pony",, posts the same stuff over and over.
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    Today, 03:16 PM
    Who cares? Why dig this thread up?
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    Today, 03:12 PM
    The Democratic National Committee is deep in debt while the GOP received record donations for a midterm election year. According to data from Soros-connected nonprofit organization ProPublica, the Republican National Committee collected $13 million in April, well ahead of the DNC which only received under $7.8 million in donations, the lowest midterm figure for that month since 2006. Furthermore, the GOP has a total of $43.8 million in its coffers, while the Democrats only received about $8.7 million for the midterms. DNC reports raising $7.8 million in April, lowest midterm figure for that month since 2006. Spent $8.3 million and ended month with $8.7 million in cash. Has $5.3 million in debts: — Derek Willis (@derekwillis) May 21, 2018 “Another month of record-breaking fundraising confirms what many in the mainstream media are ignoring: Americans are doing better under Republican leadership. Our country has more jobs, a growing economy, and higher wages, thanks to President Trump and Republicans in Congress,” RNC Chair Ronna Romney said last month. “With our strong grass-roots support, we will continue to work with the president and Republicans in Congress to build upon these achievements.” Earlier this month, CNN admitted in a piece entitled “For Dems, blue wave is now a trickle,” that Democrats were in trouble by noting that primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and North Carolina indicated that “Republican candidates who embraced President Trump and his ‘drain the swamp’ message came out on top.”
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    Yeah, bitch, here's your break-up fee!
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    President Trump will meet with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Chris Wray and the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday, where they will discuss the latest developments in the bombshell report that the Obama administration used a longtime FBI and CIA asset, identified as 73-year-old Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, to infiltrate and spy on his campaign. More at:
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    The Trump administration escalated its demands on Iran on Monday while giving Tehran a possible loophole if it wants the US to return to the nuclear deal which President Trump unilaterally cancelled last month, laying out a list of demands that Iran has to satisfy for the deal to be restored, including a stop to all uranium enrichment and halt to Iran's support for militant groups in the region. The administration’s demands were outlined in a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which for the first time spelled out all of the administration’s requirements for a new agreement. Pompeo laid out an onerous list of 12 "basic requirements" on Iran which toughened the nuclear demands and called for a wholesale change to Iran’s military posture in the region, that he says should be included. Among the demands listed by Pompeo was that Iran must "stop enrichment" of uranium and never pre-process plutonium. Iran must also allow nuclear "unqualified access to all sites throughout the country." Pompeo also demanded that Iran must withdraw all of its forces from Syria, end its support for militant groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon, stop sending arms to the Houthi militia in Yemen, release all U.S. citizens, and cease its threats to destroy Israel. Some of the requests were a bit more... bizarre: Pompeo calls on Iran to rejoin the “League of Nations” (which existed from 1920-1946) — Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) May 21, 2018 As the WSJ notes, the 12 asks mark a fundamental change from the 2015 agreement between Iran and six world powers that President Donald Trump abandoned earlier this month but which European leaders have sought to preserve. That agreement allowed Iran to enrich uranium under detailed arrangements in return for sanctions relief. Still, while the secretary of state said that the administration wouldn’t try to renegotiate the old Iran deal. Instead, he did just that by outlining the 12 basic requirements for the new deal. “Relief from sanctions will come only when we see tangible, demonstrated, and sustained shifts in Tehran’s policies,” Mr. Pompeo said in prepared remarks. “We acknowledge Iran’s right to defend its people. But not its actions which jeopardize the world’s citizens.” Pompeo said the demands were needed because of the broad nature of what he called Iran’s malign behavior. The U.S., he said, didn’t create the need for the demands, Iran did.
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    Today, 02:40 PM
    Nah, chanter is another word for cantor. I do this kind of thing: If you pay attention during Orthros, there is a special tune (IDR the technical term now) where a verse is chanted by the full ensemble and then a brief line is chanted by a soloist (sometimes a psalm line, but usually a verse composed specially for the day). Well, I always take one of the solo lines nao that I have some experience. :D :cool: I don't have any particular ambition to go beyond chanter ATM. Maybe someday when I'm old I'll be a subdeacon. Glad to hear your church is growing! :D <3 ~hugs~
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    Google was born evil. Their greatest trick was convincing people they weren't, now they have blown that they don't need to pretend anymore.
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. The question of whether Ukraine would be frozen out of future Russian gas deliveries is seen as one of the main stumbling blocks for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project spearheaded by Russia's state-controlled Gazprom. Several European countries object to the plan, including Ukraine, and the United States has warned that it could endanger Europe's energy security. Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Russian city of Sochi, Putin said Russia has no intention of halting supplies of gas to the EU nations across Ukraine's territory after the launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline , scheduled for late 2019. Supplies via Ukraine, which relies heavily on transit fees for gas, would continue if they are economically expedient, he said. "We are ready to preserve such transit if it makes sense economically," he said. "It can be achieved in talks with the Ukrainian side, and we are ready for such talks." More at:
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday announced a bill that would penalize local and state officials who help enforce so-called sanctuary policies. The Libby Schaaf Act, named after the Oakland, Calif., mayor who earlier this year alerted residents about a planned immigration sweep, aims to prevent local officials from aiding immigrants in the country illegally. “I want lawless, Sanctuary City politicians to hear this message clearly: if you obstruct ICE , you are going to end up in the cooler,” King said in his announcement of the bill. King, one of the most fervent opponents of immigration in Congress, said there was debate about the legality of Schaaf’s actions and his bill would get rid of any doubt about the law. More at:
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    Today, 02:19 PM
    President Trump issued an executive order on Monday prohibiting people in the U.S. from carrying out certain financial transactions with the government of Venezuela. The executive action prohibits “the purchase of any debt owed to the Government of Venezuela” and any debt owed to the country that is pledged as collateral. It also prevents the government of Venezuela from liquidating assets it has a majority ownership of. “Today’s executive order closes another avenue for corruption that we have observed being used,” a senior administration official told reporters on Monday. The executive order comes one day after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won a second term in an election Vice President Pence and other U.S. officials have called a sham. “Venezuela’s election was a sham *— neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela,” Pence said in a statement earlier on Monday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet on Sunday that the Venezuelan “sham elections change nothing.” Sunday’s election saw significantly low turnout, with more than half of voters not casting ballots. More at:
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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Rep. Diane Black (R- Tenn.) has introduced legislation that would create a “border wall trust fund,” allowing people to donate money towards President Trump’s border wall. Appearing on Fox News on Monday afternoon, Black said the Border Wall Trust Fund Act would “allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the United States and Mexico, and for other purposes.” She said the bill would allow those “who really want to see a secure border” to donate to a trust to raise money for the security measure. “What happened to Mexico paying for it?” Fox's Harris Faulkner asked. “I would like for Mexico to pay for that, and I’m not close enough to the administration to see what kind of pressure they’re putting on them,” said Black, who is running for governor in Tennessee. More at:
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    Today, 01:49 PM
    The airline industry is heading for rising fuel costs as crude oil prices surge, and the weakest of the European airlines may not make it through the winter, Michael O’Leary, chief executive at Europe’s largest budget carrier Ryanair, said on Monday. “Spot prices close to $80 a barrel are going to lead to a significant shakeout in the industry as early as this winter,” O’Leary told Bloomberg Television, after Ryanair reported earlier today a 10-percent increase in its FY 2017/2018 profit. “Some of those loss-making airlines who couldn’t make money when oil was at $40 a barrel certainly can’t survive,” O’Leary told Bloomberg. Ryanair said in its FY 2018 release on Monday that “fuel will be a major cost headwind for the next 24 months.” Ryanair is currently 90-percent hedged for FY19 at around US$58 per barrel compared to the spot price of nearly US$80 a barrel. More at:
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    The proposal — which would build on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2015 decision to extend health coverage to all children, regardless of immigration status — is one of the most daring examples yet of blue-state Democrats thumbing their nose at President Donald Trump as they pursue diametrically opposed policies, whether on immigration, climate change, legalized marijuana or health care. “California has never waited for the federal government, or for a political climate, to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues,” state Sen. Ricardo Lara, author of the state Senate bill to extend Medicaid coverage to all adults, told POLITICO. The annual price tag to expand Medicaid benefits to poor adult immigrants without legal status is projected at $3 billion annually. Some also worry that extending health coverage could make California a magnet for undocumented immigrants from other states. More at:
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    Today, 01:38 PM
    China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a historic end to a policy that spurred countless human-rights abuses and left the world’s second-largest economy short of workers. The State Council, China’s cabinet, has commissioned research on the repercussions of ending the country’s roughly four-decade-old policy and intends to enact the change nationwide, said the people, who asked not to be named while discussing government deliberations. The leadership wants to reduce the pace of aging in China’s population and remove a source of international criticism, one of the people said. Proposals under discussion would replace the population-control policy with one called “independent fertility,” allowing people to decide how many children to have, the person said. The decision could be made as soon as the fourth quarter, the second person said, adding that the announcement might also be pushed into 2019. The policy change would close the book on one of the largest social experiments in human history, which left the world’s most-populous country with a rapidly aging population and 30 million more men than women. The policies have forced generations of Chinese parents to pay fines, submit to abortions or raise children in the shadows. An initial feasibility study was submitted to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in April, according to one of the people familiar with the discussions. That study found there would be “limited” benefits to lifting birth restrictions nationwide. Li requested more research on the social impact of scrapping the policy altogether, the person said. Neither the State Council Information Office nor the National Health Commission immediately returned faxed requests for comment Monday. "The policy shift will hardly boost the number of newborns in China," said Huang Wenzheng, a specially-invited senior researcher of Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing-based think tank."China’s number of births will continue to drop dramatically, considering a sharp decrease in the number of fertile women and declining fertility willingness. "
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    Russia said the U.S. will have to drop its opposition to negotiating directly with the Taliban on the eventual pullout of American troops from Afghanistan or face a grinding and bloody war for years to come. The U.S. refusal to talk with the hard-line Islamist movement that controls 40 percent of Afghan territory is “why we are at a dead-end,” President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said in an interview in Moscow on Friday. Without such contacts, “the war and bloodshed will drag on for years,” he added. More at:
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    Today, 01:15 PM
    This is definitely relevant to add: 'Family Guy': Religion Just 'Blind Subservience to an Imaginary Being' By Callista Ring | May 21, 2018 12:50 AM EDT In Sunday night’s episode of Fox’s Family Guy, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Peter,” Peter Griffin meets a very vulgar God while in a coma and eventually learns that God doesn’t exist, which is unsurprising for the show created by notorious atheist Seth MacFarlane. The conversation between the two ranges from God’s non-existence to God’s statement that humans are reincarnated as other animals and humans to God’s misconduct with some angels. After Peter trips down the stairs and hits his head, he falls into a coma where he meets God in an elevator. The rest of the episode has Peter asking God random questions. Regarding His existence, God uses the common anti-religion argument of likening Himself to a “nanny cam. The idea that I may exist is enough for some people to behave better.”
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    I agree with him, stop the welfare incentives and all of this goes away.
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