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    Today, 02:19 AM
    25 days and counting with no end in sight..............................
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    Today, 02:15 AM
    It's already breaking records and there is no end in sight. The shutdown will continue..................................................
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    Today, 02:09 AM
    The system isn't going to boot back up for a long time and I told you my opinion of Coulter before.
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    Today, 01:49 AM
    Legalization isn't going away, it is going federal.
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    Today, 12:58 AM
    Attorney general nominee William P. Barr said Tuesday afternoon that he would support a federal law prohibiting the recreational use of marijuana by in all 50 states — even those that have legalized it at the state level. During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr argued that the U.S. government’s increased tolerance for marijuana in recent years has been a mistake. Under questioning by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Barr said the current discrepancy between federal law and state laws is untenable. “We either should have a federal law that prohibits marijuana everywhere, which I would support myself. Because I think that it’s a mistake to back off on marijuana. However, if we want a federal approach, if we want states to have their own laws, then let’s get there and let’s get there the right way,” Barr told Booker. When Booker asked Barr whether he thought Sessions was correct in rescinding the Cole memo, Barr said it was important not to upset the interests and expectations of the businesses and investors who have entered the legal marijuana industry. “However, I think the current situation is untenable and really has to be addressed. It’s almost like a backdoor nullification of federal law. To me it’s a binary choice. Either we have a federal law that applies to everybody —” Barr said, before being interrupted by Booker. “How would you address that? Do you think it’s appropriate to use federal resources to target marijuana businesses that are compliant with state law?” Booker asked. “No,” Barr responded. “I said I’m not going to go after companies that have relied on the Cole memorandum.” Later in the hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked again if he intends to use “the limited federal resources” at his disposal to enforce federal marijuana laws in the states where the drug has been legalized.
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. territory, a move that would hit bondholders.The board said late Monday the debt includes all general obligation bonds that were issued in 2012 and 2014 in "clear violation" of debt limits established by Puerto Rico's Constitution. A group of unsecured creditors that joined the motion also said the debt violates balanced budget requirements because the money was used to finance deficit spending. If a federal judge agrees with the allegations, bondholders would lose their investments. The board's findings comes after a lengthy investigation that began in September 2017 of all debt issued by Puerto Rico and its connection to the island's current fiscal crisis. "This really is a milestone," Puerto Rico economist Jose Caraballo told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "It is perhaps the board's best move in its two years of existence." It is unclear when a judge would rule on the board's motion, but Caraballo said it gives the government bargaining power, noting that Detroit made a similar move during its bankruptcy. He said those who bought general obligation bonds during that time might accept a big cut instead of risking a total loss. Caraballo said the majority of them are hedge funds, not individual investors. "It was a very speculative emission," he said. "They ran the risk of lending to a government they knew was in trouble and ignored the margin established in the Constitution." More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/board-seeks-invalidate-6b-worth-125112473.html
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    Today, 12:34 AM
    Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela moved Tuesday to pry the military's loyalty away from President Nicolas Maduro, offering protection to members of the armed forces who support a transitional government.Congress passed declarations finding Maduro's rulings invalid and giving amnesty to members of the military who help in "restoring constitutional order" to Venezuela. They say Maduro's second term, which began Jan. 10, is illegitimate and accuse him of usurping the presidency. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/venezuelas-opposition-tries-luring-solders-away-maduro-192652617.html
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    Today, 12:29 AM
    If you throw those knives at Rand's back any faster you won't even wait to find out who the nominee is next time.
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank joined a strike on Tuesday against their government's proposed new social security law, fearing the fund will be mismanaged.The strike, which saw much of Ramallah, Hebron and other Palestinian cities closed, comes hours before president Mahmud Abbas is due to address the United Nations. A few thousand people protested outside the Social Security Corporation in Ramallah, where Abbas's government is based. Under the proposed system both private employers and their employees would pay monthly into a government-managed fund, with employees receiving a pension when they retire. The government says it will provide new security for employees, arguing similar systems exist in countries across the globe. Protesters say they do not trust the Palestinian government to manage the fund and point out there are no guarantees. They also say Israel's occupation of the West Bank means that the long-term existence of the Palestinian Authority government is far from secure. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/west-bank-palestinians-strike-against-social-security-law-003144815.html
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Swordsmyth replied to a thread Roku in Science & Technology
    Roku is the latest Big Tech company to censor radio host and TV personality Alex Jones’ Infowars, as the company deleted a fan-made Infowars Live channel less than 24 hours after it went public on the platform. In a now-deleted tweet, Roku first promised to protect the First Amendment rights of all Americans and allow the content to remain on the platform. It was later followed up with a second tweet explaining their decision to delete the app. Speaking to Big League Politics via phone, the creator of the channel, John, who preferred to keep his last name anonymous, explained that he is in no way associated with or employed by Infowars. A software developer by profession, John explains that the channel was made as a personal project, so he could enjoy Infowars’ programming on a television set. John, who describes himself as a decade-long fan of Infowars, began work on the now-deleted app on Veterans Day of 2018, deciding to find a new way to consume Infowars content when the company was banned from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and its mobile app was banned from Apple and Android devices. After going through a lengthy review process to make sure the channel would meet Roku’s standards, it was published early during the evening on January 14, 2019. “I started to realize the monopoly these technology companies have on our lives,” John explained, “I really started thinking critically about this, and thought that as a developer, I can’t make an app and just send it to someone’s phone. With Roku, I could make a private channel.” He then used this feature to make a beta version of the channel, which he shared with a limited group of friends and family as he continued to test and program the application along side his wife, who provided graphic design work for the project.
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    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    DOJ : ALL internet gambling is illegal Started by kpitcher, Today
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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    House Republicans revealed that the FBI's former top lawyer, James Baker, has been under active federal investigation for leaking information to the media. A Monday letter from GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows to Connecticut US attorney John Durham asks for an update on the leak probe. The investigation was revealed to Jordan and Meadows during Congressional investigations, when Baker's attorney, Daniel Levin, refused to let him answer lawmakers' questions. "I’m sorry, I’m going to cut – not let him answer these questions right now," Levin interjected when Jordan asked about Baker's interactions with reporters. "You may or may not know, he’s been the subject of a leak investigation which is still – a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department," Levin continued. Meadows cut in, asking "You’re saying he’s under criminal investigation? That’s why you’re not letting him answer?" to which Levin replied "Yes." While the subject of the media leaks is unknown, a confidential source told the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross that the leak investigation is a nothingburger. "I’m 100 percent confident they did not find any wrongdoing," said the source, adding that the investigation discussed during the hearing "is not a new or reopened investigation" separate of the one reported in December 2017 by the Washington Post. Levin’s exchange with Republicans followed after Baker discussed interactions he had with Mother Jones reporter David Corn, who met with dossier author Christopher Steele prior to the 2016 election. It is unclear what alleged leak Baker was under investigated for. A spokesman for Durham declined comment.
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    I have yet to see convincing evidence that it is genetic but I am willing to consider the possibility. Acting on any such weakness is a choice however.
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    I'm not self righteous, I have never claimed to be perfect, I have committed sins in my life and I have done my best to repent of them. None of that means that other sinners shouldn't be called on to repent.
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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    I oppose all sins. GOD's servants are commanded to call on people to repent of all of them.
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    If there is any genetic basis then acting on it is a sin, it would be a stumbling block that they would be expected to overcome, there are similar conditions related to other sins but none of them justify acting on the temptation.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    The president of the European Council has dared British politicians to back remaining in the EU after Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down by the House of Commons by a historic margin of failure. After MPs rejected the plan by 432 to 202 Donald Tusk said: “If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?” His European Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker also warned that “time is almost up” in Brexit talks, telling Theresa May: “I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible.” Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, said it was “the time to find out what UK parliamentarians want”. The EU’s legislature will debate the result early Wednesday morning. The prime minister lost the vote by a larger than expected margin on Tuesday night after her MPs deserted her and plunged her into the worst Commons defeat for a government for practically a century. Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator told reporters in Strasbourg: “Now it is time for the UK to tell us the next steps. On our side we will remain united and determined to reach an agreement.” He did not answer when asked whether he had faith in Theresa May. Mr Barnier met with MEPs from the European parliament’s Brexit steering group immediately following the vote. In a statement Mr Juncker said the European Commission had “invested enormous time and effort to negotiate the withdrawal agreement”, adding that the EU had shown “creativity and flexibility throughout” the process. “The risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom has increased with this evening’s vote,” he said. “While we do not want this to happen, the European Commission will continue its contingency work to help ensure the EU is fully prepared.”
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Proclaiming the truth and calling sinners to repentance is quite biblical and it is what our society is desperately in need of. Failure to do so will bring the sins of the wicked on the heads of the "religious authorities" who fail to do it.
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    The Pentagon will send a fresh deployment of active-duty troops to the southern border at the request of officials from the Department of Homeland Security.Late Monday, the Pentagon also announced that deployments of active-duty troops would extend through September. The new contingent of troops will include combat engineers to fortify border crossings and aviation units to help ferry Border Patrol agents, according to a Defense Department official who was not authorized to speak publicly. The troops will also help with surveillance at the border, according to the Pentagon statement. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-send-more-active-duty-223356011.html
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Talks have made no progress in resolving the United States' intention to withdraw from a nuclear arms treaty, U.S. and Russian diplomats said Tuesday.Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met in Geneva with U.S. Undersecretary of State Andrea Thompson about the dispute over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. "On the whole, we are forced to state that there is no progress. The US position is frozen in its uncompromising and peremptory demands," Ryabkov said, state news agency Tass reported. Thompson said in a statement that "the meeting was disappointing as it is clear Russia continues to be in material breach of the treaty and did not come prepared to explain how it plans to return to full and verifiable compliance." More at: https://news.yahoo.com/russia-no-progress-resolving-nuclear-arms-pact-dispute-163057515.html
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a "security zone" in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump.Erdogan's comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to "devastate" the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey has welcomed Washington's planned withdrawal of some 2,000 US troops from Syria but the future of US-backed Kurdish militia forces labelled terrorists by Ankara has poisoned ties between the NATO allies. Erdogan said he had a "quite positive" telephone conversation with Trump late on Monday where he reaffirmed that "a 20-mile (30 kilometre) security zone along the Syrian border... will be set up by us." Damascus meanwhile denounced Erdogan's "language of occupation" in talking about a security zone. "The statements made today by the Turkish president reaffirm that this regime... does not deal (with anyone) except in the language of occupation and aggression," state news agency SANA quoted a source at the Syrian foreign ministry as saying. The Turkish president said he would visit Russia on January 23 for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin over the US troop pullout plan. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/turkey-set-syria-security-zone-trump-call-130612649.html
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    He won't be much of a loss and we may even get an improvement in those committee positions: https://www.thenewamerican.com/freedom-index Dist.4: Steve King - 66% And in the next primary finding an improvement shouldn't be too hard.
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Now they want more.
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