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    Today, 03:21 PM
    So you failed to qualify for the cover they wanted for you? was there a reprimand? or were they satisfied with the one you obtained?
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    Today, 03:20 PM
    As alliances shift after the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Saudi-led coalition (especially the United Arab Emirates) is suddenly finding itself on friendlier terms with its old Yemeni adversary, Islah. An Islamist party with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Islah is headed by Mohammed al Yidumi and its members were once hunted by Emirati Security Belt allies in southern Yemen. In a dramatic turn of fortunes, Yidumi met Dec. 13 with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and emerged from the meeting with hopeful statements about brotherhood and cooperation. Meanwhile, Emirati Minister of State Affairs Anwar Qarqash tweeted that Islah had broken all ties with Emirati archrival the Muslim Brotherhood. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/yemen-when-enemies-become-friends
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    Today, 03:06 PM
    The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns. The council voted 14-3 to approve legislation that could eventually force business owners to remove the protective glass outside their storefronts that some lawmakers believe operate as drug fronts and facilitate loitering and public urination, Fox 29 reported. The bill, which was passed by the city’s Public Health and Human Services Committee on Dec. 4, enables Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections to regulate the bullet-resistant barricades that stand between customers and cash registers in many neighborhood corner stores. More at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/14/philadelphia-city-council-approves-bill-to-remove-bulletproof-glass-from-storefronts.html
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    India’s ambitious plans to force its 1.3 billion citizens to use biometric identity cards to access government benefits have fallen foul of the country’s highest court which says the project could undermine rights to privacy. After finding that the biometric ID, referred to as Aadhaar ID, infringes on the right to privacy, the Supreme Court decided that the issue was a constitutional matter and therefore should be resolved by a ‘constitution bench’. Benches have at least five judges interpreting substantial matters that impinge on India’s constitution. The court has appointed to hear this month petitions filed against the Aadhaar scheme by a number of individuals and groups. The bench’s decision will likely decide the future of what has evolved into the world’s largest biometric database. Meanwhile, following the Court’s intervention, the government last week (December 8) issued orders extending a yearend deadline for citizens to link their biometric ID numbers to income tax returns, bank accounts and other services until March 31, 2018. More at: http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/data/news/indian-court-stalls-world-biggest-id-database-plan.html
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    Today, 02:40 PM
    FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicatedhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/fbi-edits-clinton-exoneration-go-far-beyond-what-was-previously-known-comey-mccabe-s
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    Yesterday saw the press launch for the new US embassy in London which is situated on the south bank of the River Thames in the re-developed – albeit unattractively - part of the city near to Battersea Power Station. During the “celebrations”, architect James Timberlake, of Philadelphia-based firm Kieran Timberlake, described the new building as “the embodiment of peace and security”. The Daily Mail reported a spokesperson saying the glass structure “gives form to the core democratic values of transparency”. The lobby looks a bit “imperial” to us, but we’re probably mistaken. Like us, the Financial Times sees paradoxes. Here is its take. It is central London’s first new moated building since the medieval era. The new US embassy in Nine Elms is a paradox, a heavily defended delicate glass box. Its architect calls it a “crystalline radiant beacon”; in fact, it resembles a corporate cube. It is also one of the world’s most expensive embassies, costing a cool $1bn. It is not as sophisticated as its predecessor. Architect Eero Saarinen’s Mayfair building may not have been his finest work but it exuded a certain urbane, mid-century chic. It was huge yet it made efforts to blend in and completed one side of the 18th century square. By contrast, the new building stands alone, a 12-storey box in a field of ill-conceived and poorly planned towers. With two sides wrapped in a flimsy film of appliqué lampshades, it resembles a temporary Expo pavilion. Its glazing as metaphor for transparency and openness is unsettled by the inevitable heavy security apparatus. The FT reports that the occupiers of the new building see it symbolising the “special relationship" between the two nations.
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    Today, 02:26 PM
    I already dealt with that in the other Moore thread, and in any case there is no way he could accomplish that on his own but he could do a lot of good.
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    Today, 02:24 PM
    The Daily Caller'sLuke Rosiak says that within 72 hours, "The House Is Going To Be Rocked" with a new bombshell which he says "will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon." Rosiak, who has earned a large following as one of the leading journalists cataloging the Awan brothers scandal, does not typically engage in hyperbole - so when he posted the following tweets, people took notice: Congress' human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon. — Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) December 15, 2017 Mark my words, the House is going to be rocked in the coming 72 hours. Tick Tock. https://t.co/NeBl9KvWtz — Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) December 15, 2017 Rosiak's last "Tick Tock" on December 4th told people to "Stay tuned for news of another secret House settlement, related to an allegation of sexual assault" was followed up with a revelation about a settlement brokered by Rep. Gregory Meels in 2006 over allegations that he fired a staffer in retaliation for a claim she made against a campaign contributor. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/new-sexual-assault-claims-deck-house-going-be-rocked-coming-72-hours
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    It depends on what kind of crazy, Moore has the right kind. You on the other hand.............
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    Crazy is what we need if we are to restore liberty to the Republic.
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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Landmark Treaty Signed To Create EU Armyhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/who-ya-gonna-fight-landmark-treat-signed-create-eu-army
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    Today, 02:05 PM
    Either recount.
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    Today, 01:55 PM
    Who cares? Moore shouldn't concede until the recount is completed.
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    Today, 01:53 PM
    European culture was the only one to embrace it, most of European culture has now abandoned it and it is in danger of going extinct.
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    Today, 01:42 PM
    I said he was involved, I said McCain should get the title "founding father" of ISIS.
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    Today, 01:30 PM
    Dude Where's My Troops? Pentagon Loses Track Of at least 44,000 Soldiers
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    That's right.
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    Today, 12:37 AM
    A federal judicial council will launch an internal investigation into a prominent judge accused of sexual misconduct on the job. Judge Alex Kozinski, a member of the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was the subject of a Washington Post article last week in which six women accused him of engaging in in appropriate behavior and making inappropriate comments. Among the allegations, the Post reported one of the judge’s former law clerks claimed Kozinski asked her to look at pornographic images. More at:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/14/prominent-appeals-court-judge-to-be-investigated-over-sex-misconduct-claims.html
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially unveiled a new ID program he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city. “If you want somebody who’s undocumented to feel comfortable to be able to drive their child to school and all the benefits, they have to be part of the city,” Emanuel said. The name “municipal ID” was initially floated for the program, but Emanuel revealed that Chicago’s city IDs would actually be called “City Keys.” He said City Keys were designed to give a person who doesn’t have an ID or a driver’s license essentially the same benefits as those who do. “When somebody says, 'Can I see your driver’s license?' -- what that unlocks and what that smooths out and all the speed bumps that literally get eliminated because you have a driver’s license,” Emanuel said. The mayor says the IDs will also provide benefits including discounts at cultural centers, on public transit and for veterans and senior citizens at locations across the city. Chicagoans will be able to link their public transit and library card to the ID and potentially even open bank accounts with it. More at:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/14/emanuel-rolls-out-chicago-id-for-undocumented-and-those-on-sidelines.html
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was tired of hearing allegations from Warsaw that a 2010 plane crash that killed then Polish President Lech Kaczynski was the result of a Russian conspiracy, drawing a sharp rebuke from Warsaw. Responding to a question from a Polish reporter at an annual news conference, Putin said it was time for Poland to move beyond the plane crash, turn a new page, and “grow up”. Poland’s defence minister denounced Putin’s comments. “In the mouth of the leader of a country that is responsible for the Katyn genocide, as well as for the Smolensk tragedy, such words are really shocking,” Antoni Macierewicz told public radio PR 24, referring to a Soviet massacre of thousands of Polish officers and intellectuals during World War Two, as well as the Smolensk crash. “President Putin should finally face the truth: two explosions which eventually destroyed the Tu-154 were incontestably identified by official expertise,” Macierewicz said. The new investigatory commission created by Macierewicz said in April this year that blasts most likely tore the plane into pieces killing all 96 people seconds before it hit the ground. It repeated allegations that Russian air traffic controllers had deliberately set the plane on the wrong descent path. Polish prosecutors said then they would press charges against two controllers. Moscow rejected the allegations. More at: https://www.reuters.com/article/russia-putin-poland/update-1-putin-says-poland-should-grow-up-and-stop-blaming-moscow-for-air-crash-idUSL8N1OE6AY
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Reuters reports that the South Korean government is taking precautions to assuage the international community’s fears. Police conducted a series of security drills on Tuesday to prepare against terror attacks ranging from a hostage situation, a vehicle ramming a stadium and a bomb-attached to a drone. South Korea Police and firemen were among around 420 personnel participating in the exercise, held in front of the Olympic Stadium at Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea as SWAT team members rehearsed a scenario where they shot down a drone with a bomb attached that was flying toward a bus carrying athletes. In another situation, a terrorist takes a bus full of tourists hostage and tries to ram the vehicle into the stadium before being gunned down by police. Officers in gas masks also practiced removing a chemical bomb. More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-12/south-korea-braces-terrorism-2018-winter-games
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Providing high-speed internet to rural areas is a constant challenge; after all, there isn't a lot of incentive for companies to build infrastructure for a limited number of people. That's why AT&T's Project AirGig is so interesting. It provides internet speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second thanks to power lines. Today, the company announced that it's starting its first international trial of AirGig, as well as its second US trial in the state of Georgia. It's been awhile since we've heard about AirGig -- well over a year -- so you'd be forgiven for thinking AT&T had abandoned idea. Apparently, the company is just taking its time with the testing phase. It's unclear where the first US trial took place. AirGig works through tiny radio stations that are mounted on top of existing infrastructure and telephone poles. They don't require access to the pole's power source and doesn't use the existing wiring to send signals. Instead, AirGig stations use millimeter wave signals to communicate. It's a low-cost, low-impact way to put high-speed internet in areas that don't currently have access to it. More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-power-line-mounted-internet-044400254.html
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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch released documents today from the U.S. State Department showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin were allowed to "remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were 'personal' materials and 'unclassified, non-record materials," including files on Clinton's telephone calls and schedules that were not to be made public. In addition, the documents show that Abedin took five boxes of "physical files" from the State Department that included records marked "Muslim Engagement Documents." All of these records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by Judicial Watch. "We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement. "But these new records show that was only part of the scandal." More at: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/judicial-watch-state-dept-cut-deal-clinton-keep-call-logs-secret
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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I know, but the hype going around is that they may do that or better, I don't buy it but if Kennedy does we may be rid of the turncoat sooner rather than later. I'd suggest Moore for SCOTUS but I want someone younger.
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Doug Jones’ victory in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama may change Justice Anthony Kennedy’s calculus as he mulls retirement. The race’s shock result has imperiled the Republican Senate majority ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and with it the integrity of the judicial confirmation process, which appears nonfunctional under divided government. Though the justice has recently told prospective clerks that he is considering retirement, the prospect of his departure seemed remote. In a political environment as volatile as this, his power as the Court’s swing vote is at its maximum. It seems counter intuitive that he would retire as his influence reaches its apex. What’s more, Kennedy has a high opinion of the Court’s capacity to bear moral clarity for a restless nation, making his continued service a matter of duty. However true this may be, the justice is 81 and he is, after all, a Republican. Given his age and political inclinations, it is reasonable to assume he would like to retire and would prefer to do so under a Republican president. Jones’ stunning victory Tuesday betrayed the vulnerability of the GOP’s Senate majority, and the very real possibility that Democrats will seize control of the upper chamber in November 2018. More at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/doug-jones-victory-may-give-trump-a-second-supreme-court-pick/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=idealmedia&utm_campaign=dailycaller.com&utm_term=68731&utm_content=2163597 If the recount doesn't change things we still might get some good out of this fiasco, trading Kennedy for another Gorsuch would be well worth having Jones for 2 years.
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    I just don't feel like taking the time to track it down for you, you would just ignore it anyway.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    If anyone else cares they can answer you. I'm done wasting my time with you tonight.
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Of course the communists hate them.
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    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    He was a Senator and he was involved, but McCain should get the title "founding father", perhaps O'Bummer should be the "founding uncle".
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