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    Today, 12:15 AM
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and panel member Lindsey Graham are asking the FBI to turn over some closely guarded secrets: its applications for warrants to spy on people suspected of helping Russia meddle in last year’s presidential election. Grassley’s panel is currently investigating Russia’s election interference, including the circumstances behind the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. In a letter released Wednesday, Grassley (R-Iowa) and Graham (R-S.C.) asked the Justice Department and FBI to turn over all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, along with the court’s responses, related to the FBI’s Russia probe. More at: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/chuck-grassley-lindsey-graham-fbi-russia-surveillance-240049
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deathshttps://www.yahoo.com/news/17-bodies-found-philippine-city-under-rebel-attack-095336299.html
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    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    "A series of tweets issued by Ukraine's cyberpolice unit says the ransomware that has caused global havoc may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc. Several vendors — including Kaspersky Lab and Cisco — have already identified MEDoc as a likely vector for the initial infections. Ukraine's cyberpolice said Tuesday that the rogue update occurred around 10:30 a.m. local time, seeding the infection to an undisclosed number of organizations across the country. Then, just as a few dropped matches can feed a forest fire, the ransomware spread rapidly from there. In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, MEDoc acknowledged having been hacked but said it was not responsible for having seeded the rogue program. Ukraine's cyberpolice unit acknowledged the company's statement but stood by its analysis. It stressed that it was not attributing blame to the company." "The head of a top Ukranian cybersecurity firm says it's too early to say if his country was singled out as the prime target but that its institutions, long a target of Russian hackers, may have been compromised through attrition. Victor Zhora, CEO of Infosafe IT in Kiev, says he believes the ransomware, which attacks Microsoft operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10, was previously seeded and time-activated. "It seems the virus is spreading all over Europe and I'm afraid it can harm the whole world," he said. Zhora's firm did triage on a well-coordinated attack blamed on pro-Russian hackers that tried to thwart the country's May 2014 election. Zhora said the current ransomware, which propagates across networks, demands $300 in Bitcoin. He says it's too early for official confirmation of the targets in Ukraine but local media are reporting ATMs and some gasoline distribution to filling stations have been affected. Cyberattacks blamed on pro-Russia hackers have twice taken down sizeable portions of Ukraine's power grid."
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Your third option is an attempt to answer your question about the first option, it is not a new option. And when the differences between peoples are too great only secession will work. If We Want "Unity," Government Must Become Weaker Therefore we can't have unity with those who want strong government. CALExit.
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    They are already bombarded with that kind of propaganda, That is why ending public school is more important. But the ACLU would like to convince the public that America was not a Christian nation for many different malicious purposes, and it is good that children will be taught otherwise.
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    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    The main purpose is to teach the children that America was founded by Christians on Christian principles.
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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    I'd rather spend the energy getting rid of public schools as well, but Kentucky did this at no energy cost to me and it is a good thing.
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe may have made a serious error by refusing to recuse himself from the Michael Flynn investigation. As it turns out, per court documents reviewed by Circa, McCabe may have harbored a personal vendetta against Flynn after he intervening on behalf of an FBI Special Agent, Robyn Gritz, who had accused McCabe and other top FBI officials of sexual discrimination. Apparently the lack of inter-agency camaraderie didn't sit well with McCabe as other FBI agents subsequently confirmed that his complete disdain for Fylnn was readily apparent. But, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), McCabe's apparent conflict of interest in the Flynn investigation may not be his only issue these days as he's also the subject of an ongoing investigation for an alleged violation of the Hatch Act for illegally campaigning in his wife's Virginia Senate race. And just when you thought McCabe's issues couldn't get much worse, Circa notes that the Justice Department Inspector General is also investigating allegations from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley that McCabe may not have properly disclosed campaign payments to his wife on his ethics report. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-28/fbi-director-mccabe-subject-three-separate-federal-inquiries-alleged-misconduct-repo
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Abruptly Canceled His Germany Triphttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-154917154.html
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    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    You and I can find common ground in that I want to end public schools, but until then they should be required to acknowledge the Bible's role in history. But why do you think the left fights so hard to get the bible out of the schools, because their secular religion of evolution and humanism sells better in a vacuum. Any recognition of the Bible in school is better than none, I will always be in favor of an improvement, then I will push for more, like ending public schools.
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Not the same, it would be more like "Until we have a smaller military they should be patrolling our borders where they belong". No it is not the same, and thousands of years of legal history and doctrine recognize that.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    So you would rather have them push secularism? You and I can find common ground in that I want to end public schools, but until then they should be required to acknowledge the Bible's role in history.
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Until they quit running schools, they should be required to teach history right, with religion included. Sorry to disagree with the good doctor but since marriage is related to Inheritance, Parental Rights, End of life decision Rights, Divorce settlements and many other valid legal questions government must have a definition of marriage, and it should be the Classic one.
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    No I would vote for less budget and therefore only the essential western history, I merely said that as a matter of philosophy I would not object to eastern history including eastern religions. I am saying that, YOU are arguing that history should be taught without it. Can't you keep track of your own position? or are you just trolling? Or Drunk?
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    America is part of the west therefore western history is more important to us, if the school has enough budget to expand into Asian history then an elective to understand Buddhism/Taoism/Confucianism etc would be acceptable as many as the budget could handle, of course the local tax base might only wish to pay for the essential courses in western history. I want them to teach history, They are not allowed to proselytize the kids to be Baptists or Mormons etc., whether you like it or not the Bible affected history in profound ways, you can't teach history properly without it.
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    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    Rep. D.J. Johnson (R-Owensboro), one of the bill’s sponsors, said the courses will aim to teach students about the Bible’s impact on American history. “It really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” Johnson told local news outlet WDRB 41. “All of those came from principles from the Bible.” It is relevant to most of western history, get over it.
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    The bill grants schools the ability to establish elective social studies courses on the Hebrew scriptures and New Testament of the Bible.
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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    The N.C. House voted 76-43 Wednesday morning to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Republican-led budget plan, passing the bill into law. Final approval came three days before the spending plan takes effect July 1 – affecting tax rates, teacher and state-worker salaries, state-agency budgets, jurisdiction over criminal suspects and more. The Senate had voted to override on Tuesday, just a few hours after the legislature received Cooper’s veto message. In his message, Cooper cited the budget’s income tax cuts and argued it “will cause the state to fail to fund promised teacher salary increases in future years.” Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Cary Republican and the House’s senior budget writer, disputed the Democratic governor’s assessment. “We have carefully examined the governor’s veto message, we’ve determined that the appropriate course of action for the people of the state of North Carolina is to overturn the governor’s veto,” Dollar said. “This budget follows in that trend that we have established that will keep this state moving forward.” Two Democrats, Rep. Ken Goodman of Rockingham and Rep. William Brisson of Bladen County, joined all Republicans in voting to override. Another Democrat, Rep. Ed Hanes of Winston-Salem, was present for the session but didn’t vote on the override. Three other Democrats had voted for the budget compromise last week but voted against the override. No Democrats in the Senate voted for the override on Tuesday. More at: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article158589669.html
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Here's a quick rundown of the four key changes Paul is seeking in the bill: Create association health plans: This would allow groups of people to band together and create their own risk pool to access health insurance coverage. The current bill allows self-employed people to sign onto small business plans — Paul wants this expanded. Reduce spending on "insurance company bail outs": The Senate bill currently includes funding that would help insurers offset costs for low-income Americans in the individual insurance market and a state stability fund that can be used to reduce premiums and expand coverage. Paul said these merely help to grow insurance companies' profits. Eliminate premium tax credits: The current BCRA would give people making between 100% and 350% of the federal poverty line money to buy insurance. In the letter, Paul asked McConnell "to reconsider the advanced, refundable nature of this entitlement." Eliminate the continuous coverage requirement: The BCRA includes a provision that says anyone who goes without insurance for more than 63 consecutive days in a year must wait six months in the following year before they can get access to coverage again. Paul said this constituted another version of Obamacare's individual mandate and asked McConnell to "simply allow insurance companies to impose a waiting period." More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rand-paul-released-list-demands-173202680.html
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Public schools in Kentucky can soon begin teaching Bible literacy courses thanks to a new bill that goes into effect Friday. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin held a ceremonial public signing of House Bill 128, which officially passed in April, at the state’s Capitol on Tuesday. The bill grants schools the ability to establish elective social studies courses on the Hebrew scriptures and New Testament of the Bible. “The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy,” Bevin said during the ceremony. “I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this.” The bill will “require that the course provide to students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy.” Rep. D.J. Johnson (R-Owensboro), one of the bill’s sponsors, said the courses will aim to teach students about the Bible’s impact on American history. “It really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” Johnson told local news outlet WDRB 41. “All of those came from principles from the Bible.” Kentucky joins a number of states, including Arizona and Georgia, that have passed bills in recent years allowing public schools to teach elective Bible classes. A 1963 Supreme Court ruling deemed such instruction to be constitutional as long as it isn’t devotional and is “presented objectively as part of a secular program of education.” More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kentucky-public-schools-now-offer-203532404.html
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King found himself accused of using his white privilege last week after he offered statistics that Democratic Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond didn’t like. It all started at a House Judiciary Committee hearing where King brought up the high-crime rates of Central American nations that many immigrants hail from. King called the violence of countries like El Salvador shocking, but then pointed out that some cities in the U.S. have comparable murder rates. (RELATED: The Internet Blows Up Over Steve King’s Tweet About Immigration) “That shocking number in El Salvador, that 93.09 violent deaths per 100,000 — shocking until I looked up the data that was delivered to this committee from former member and stellar member Randy Forbes of Virginia, who had gone to New Orleans to examine the violent death rate and the crime rates,” the Iowa congressman stated. “And New Orleans, this was post-Katrina, and there the violent death rate, that was actually characterized as a homicide rate, in New Orleans was 90 per 100,000.” The murder rate for New Orleans has since lowered to 44.8 per 100,000 — a figure that still makes it one of the deadliest cities in the country. And that talk infuriated Rep. Richmond, who represents parts of New Orleans. “We just had a conversation about this. We’re going to lose all civility in this committee if he thinks it’s appropriate to compare New Orleans to Guatemala,” Richmond fumed while incorrectly identifying the nation King was speaking of. More at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/27/democratic-rep-citing-uncomfortable-data-is-white-privilege/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=im
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    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    Flying the flag of ISIS is not against the law in Sweden, and doesn’t count as “hate speech”, a prosecutor has decided. Authorities in the European country decided to drop plans to take a man to court for displaying the jihadist symbol because he was being equally hateful to everybody. Gisela Sjövall, a prosecutor in the town of Laholm, said that indiscriminate hatred is not covered by the Swedish law, which requires a particular group of people to be the target. Islamic State (ISIS) flag is legal in Sweden, prosecutor ruleshttps://t.co/2OeH1TGHZs — Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 17, 2016 The flag by itself is not enough to constitute an offence – unlike the swastika, which is illegal to fly due to its antisemitic connotations, she said. More at: https://heatst.com/world/flying-the-isis-flag-is-all-good-swedish-prosecutor-decides/
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    According to Expressen, Sweden is protecting the identities of Swedish residents who once fought for the Islamic State, a measure normally given to people who are under possible threat. The newspaper claimed that a 27-year-old former ISIS fighter, Walad Ali Yousef, had been granted a protected identity by the Swedish government. Yousef reportedly joined ISIS in 2014 and shared photographs of himself posing with AK-47 rifles, encouraging others to join the fight. He had complained that because of the pictures he’s having trouble finding work.“I am looking for many jobs but cannot get one because my pictures are out there.” Another known ISIS fighter who has apparently received protection from the government is a 39-year-old Bherlin Dequilla Gildo. He’s currently living under a new identity, Breitbart reported. Gildo is known for having shared pictures in 2012 showing him posing with dead bodies in Syria, claiming they were “Assad’s dogs”. He reportedly played a direct part in killing Syrian soldiers. More at: https://heatst.com/politics/sweden-is-giving-protected-identities-to-returning-isis-jihadists-granting-them-anonymity-for-life/
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    The reason given by Werner M. Bahlsen, head of the CDU Economic Council? “That was the U.S. secretary of commerce, who had promised us a 10-minute statement. As you saw, he spoke a bit slowly, so it took a bit longer.”But it’s hard to believe the content of Ross’s speech didn’t play a role in the shutdown. He repeated the familiar Trump critique about Germany’s trade surplus with the United States. He also blamed the World Trade Organization rules for favoring exporters over importers while calling for a free-trade agreement between Washington and Europe. “As your biggest customer, we hope to obtain a larger share of your market,” Ross said. “We, as major trading partners of each other, should have a free-trade agreement.” (The United States and the European Union were in talks under the Obama administration on a big trade pact, but those are stillborn now.) In her speech, Merkel rejected Ross’s criticisms. She also called for German companies to invest in America. The crowd’s reaction to the cutoff was telling. When it happened, the blank screen was met with laughs and cheers. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/germans-cut-off-commerce-secretary-193412366.html
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/spain-growing-legal-pressure-abort-catalan-referendum
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    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Venezuela: Opposition Figure Denies Involvement In Helicopter Incident, Supreme Court Transfers Powerhttps://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/venezuela-opposition-figure-denies-involvement-helicopter-incident-supreme-court Venezuela: Reports Of Armored Vehicles In Caracashttps://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/venezuela-reports-armored-vehicles-caracas
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Despite leaving office without facing justice, Obama and his top administration officials are still not out of the woods yet on the “Fast and Furious” scheme to arm Mexican drug cartels under the guise of conducting an “investigation.” This month, the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a damning report blasting the former administration for the scandal and the subsequent ham-handed attempt to cover it up, including obstruction of Congress and shady dealings with the press and victims' families. Many key documents are still being withheld. Unsurprisingly, the establishment media has completely ignored the latest developments in the explosive story. But with more facts coming out, activists and victims' families hope former officials involved in the deadly gun-running program may still be brought to justice for a wide range of crimes. More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/26360-congress-rips-obama-on-cover-up-of-fast-and-furious-gun-running
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