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    Today, 01:09 AM
    It is an unreasonable warrantless search by a government entity, the private part of the partnership doesn't change that, the private partner becomes a government contractor through the partnership. As a government service the subway must serve all citizens without violating their rights. (Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure)The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    LOL, I am simply throwing the Trolls words back in their faces, I started doing it in jest when Danke began parroting The Vampire's idiotic "Sounds Legit" line in all my threads as a joke. Zippy would be agreeing with The Vampire in this thread, nice try though.
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    For a 4th Amendment violation.
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    Yes there is but it won't be pretty, they will initiate violence if/when the laws/judicial precedents are fixed.
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.She defeated three other Democrats and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in the Nov. 6 general election, unofficial results showed. This year, 43 transgender candidates have run for political office at all levels in the United States, most of them Democrats but a few running as independents, for the Green Party or for nonpartisan offices, according to Logan Casey, a research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate to win a major party nomination for governor or a statewide office of any kind. She enjoys name recognition as the former David Hallquist, the onetime chief executive of the Vermont Electric Cooperative who publicly transitioned to a female identity while leading the power utility in 2015. Before Vermont's election, only four transgender candidates had won primaries in 2018, all at the statehouse level, and have a general election ahead. Seventeen have lost primary or general elections and 21 have yet to face voters, Casey's research shows. Vermont has a history of being first on gender-related issues. It was the first state to allow civil unions for same-sex couples in 2000 and in 2009 became the first state to legalize gay marriage through the state legislature.
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on an ex-girlfriend’s allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a progressive leader and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee running for the state’s attorney general. Their reticence to speak reflects a desire to see more evidence before judging his guilt, rather than an interest in shielding him from scrutiny, top progressives said privately. The DNC, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Our Revolution and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who led calls for the resignation of then-Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), declined requests for comment. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Credo Action, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin and spokespeople for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a key Ellison ally, did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s inquiries. Democracy for America, one of many liberal groups that backed Ellison’s run for chairman of the DNC, offered a statement affirming female accusers without commenting on the veracity of the claims made by the ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, a Sierra Club organizer. “Democracy for America is not in a position to evaluate allegations made against a candidate in the closing hours of an election, but, as an organization, we believe that every woman who tells her story deserves to be heard,” said DFA spokeswoman Annie Weinberg. “Domestic violence of any kind is unacceptable and has no place in our politics, period.” MoveOn tweeted a statement saying it is “deeply concerned about allegations regarding Keith Ellison.” “We will closely monitor this situation as more facts come to light,” the group added. We’re deeply concerned about allegations regarding Keith Ellison. Our society must have absolutely no tolerance for domestic violence, and hold everyone to the same standard. We will closely monitor this situation as more facts come to light. — MoveOn (@MoveOn) August 13, 2018
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    He is a voter fraud hawk.
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    The Los Angeles subway will become the first mass transit system in the nation to deploy portable body scanners to screen passengers for explosives and weapons, officials announced on Tuesday. The scanners, made by UK screening company ThruVision, are able to screen passengers walking through the station without slowing them down and will be deployed over the next few months according to Alex Wiggins, head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation's law enforcement division. “We’re looking specifically for weapons that have the ability to cause a mass-casualty event,” Wiggins said. “We’re looking for explosive vests, we’re looking for assault rifles. We’re not necessarily looking for smaller weapons that don’t have the ability to inflict mass casualties.” The machines scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person’s body, can detect suspicious items from 30 feet (9 meters) away and have the capability of scanning more than 2,000 passengers per hour. -AP “We’re dealing with persistent threats to our transportation systems in our country,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Our job is to ensure security in the transportation systems so that a terrorist incident does not happen on our watch." And before you worry about your kibbles and bits getting scanned into some secret database, rest assured that ThruVision's technology is "safe and respectful," which their website describes as "Completely safe, with no anatomical detail revealed and physical ‘pat-downs’ no longer needed." Thruvision is a proven people-screening camera able to detect any type of object hidden under clothing. Based on patented, passive terahertz technology, Thruvision provides safe and respectful real-time imagery of items concealed in travelers’ clothing, allowing law enforcement agents to take decisive, pre-emptive action if suspicious items are seen. -ThruVision
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Hussain’s parents were Canadian citizens from Pakistan, so he himself was not actually a migrant. He was born in Canada. There are some clues that he was, however, an extremist., but we’ll never know for sure since he was reported to have killed himself during an exchange of gunfire with the police. ISIS quickly took credit for the attack. (It’s important to note that ISIS often takes credit for attacks in which they are not necessarily involved.) But in this case, the initial evidence leaned toward Hussain actually being a terrorist, despite a statement to the contrary from the public safety minister. “At this stage, based on the state of the investigation, which is led by the Toronto police service, there is no connection between that individual and national security,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said. But a law enforcement source told CBS News that Faisal Hussain visited Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan,the source said. There is no indication that Hussain was directed by ISIS to carry out the attack. (source) There were other ties, too. His brother Fahad overdosed last year while awaiting a trial for dealing crack. The brothers were friends with Maisum Ansari, who was charged with the possession of 53 kilograms of carfentanil, a synthetic drug that is 100 times stronger than fentanyl. This was the largest seizure of carfentanil in Canadian history. During the investigation into Ansari’s drug operations, police discovered a weapons cache in the basement of his rented-out house. This is possibly an example of the intersection of the drug trade and terrorism. Furthermore, carfentanil, specifically, has been of concern to the US government as a drug that also could be used as a chemical weapon. (source) The story quickly changed as soon as there was a whiff of ties to Islamic terror. A statement was released, ostensibly by the Hussain family, that talked of serious mental health issues. The media jumped on this immediately as the truth. But as it turns out, that statement was not written by Hussain’s mom and dad. It emerged, however, that the so-called Hussain “family statement” had not been written by the murderer’s parents at all, but rather by Mohammed Hashim, a professional activist who served as chairman of the “Stronger Together” program of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly the Council of American Islamic Relations Canada or CAIR CAN). Its American parent organization, as stated in its own documents, is CAIR, designated as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates. (source) An investigation by the National Post also shed some doubt on the claims of mental health issues. The National Post has learned that Toronto Police files show little evidence of the typical history of a person with a florid mental illness such as “psychosis,” as his family said. A senior police source, while cautioning that this doesn’t mean Hussain wasn’t mentally ill, said that often with such people, there are frequent encounters with police — calls from the family for help, suicide attempts or committals to hospital under the Mental Health Act.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Venezuela's heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to fuel smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address on Monday."Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Maduro said in a televised address. Venezuela, like most oil producing countries, has for decades subsidized fuel as a benefit to consumers. But its fuel prices have remained nearly flat for years despite hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund has projected would reach 1,000,000 percent this year. That means that for the price of a cup of coffee, a driver can now fill the tank of a small SUV nearly 9,000 times. Recently, the average price of a coffee with milk was 2.2 million bolivars, or about 50 cents, local media has reported. Smugglers do brisk business reselling fuel in neighboring countries. Maduro said the government would still provide "direct subsidies" to citizens holding the "fatherland card," a state-issued identification card that the government uses to provide bonuses and track use of social services. He said the subsidy was only available to those who registered their cars in a vehicle census being conducted by the state. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/venezuela-gasoline-prices-rise-international-levels-maduro-013435949--finance.html
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    A bombshell grand jury report from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concludes that over 300 members of the Catholic clergy molested over 1,000 child victims amid a "systematic" coverup by church leaders spanning over seven decades - in the second major Catholic pedophile scandal this week following a raid conducted in Chile at the Catholic Episcopal Conference. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a Tuesday press conference in Harrisburg that while 1,000 victims were identified in the grand jury report, members of the grand jury believe there are more - and that the real number might be "in the thousands" since some records were lost, while victims in other cases were afraid to come forward. We subpoenaed, and reviewed, half a million pages of internal diocesan documents. They contained credible allegations against over three hundred predator priests. Over one thousand child victims were identifiable, from the church’s own records. We believe that the real number — of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward — is in the thousands. "The coverup was sophisticated. And all the while, shockingly, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the coverup. These documents, from the dioceses' own 'Secret Archives,' formed the backbone of this investigation," Shapiro said. The report specifically faulted Cardinal Donald Wuerl - former longtime Pittsburgh bishop who now leads the Washington archdiocese, for his part in concealing the sexual abuse. On Tuesday, Wuerl refuted the claims, saying in a statement that he "acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse." The grand jury scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the state's 3.2 million Catholics. Its report echoed the findings of many earlier church investigations around the country in its description of widespread sexual abuse by clergy and church officials' concealment of it. The panel concluded that a succession of Catholic bishops and other diocesan leaders tried to shield the church from bad publicity and financial liability by covering up abuse, failing to report accused clergy to police and discouraging victims from going to law enforcement. -CTV News The almost 1,400 page report's introduction notes that due to the age of most of the cases, that criminal cases will be unlikely as a result of the massive investigation. "As a consequence of the coverup, almost every instance of abuse we found is too old to be prosecuted," it reads. Indeed, the vast majority of priests named in the document are either dead or likely to avoid arrest due to expired statutes of limitation on their alleged crimes.
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    Thank you for your informative contribution to the discussion.
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Jany Leveille, one of the five suspects arrested at the "extremist Muslim" compound in northern New Mexico, has been transferred to the custody of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday. The remaining detainees are currently still in custody, the sheriff said. Siraj Wahhaj, 40 , another suspect from the compound, is being held on an outstanding warrant from Georgia, Hogrefe said, while the three others allegedly involved - Lucas Morten, Hujrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj - are still incarcerated pending the fulfillment of their release conditions. The defendants were arrested and 11 children were taken into custody during a raid Aug. 4 on the compound near the Colorado state line. More at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/14/woman-arrested-at-extremist-muslim-new-mexico-compound-moved-to-federal-custody-sheriff-says.html
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    "Chaos" is better than tyranny even if we accept your false set of options.
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    One way or another private property is private and government has no business getting involved.
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    You and the "Mainstream" are not realistic.
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    If they are so capable they can overcome obstacles or build their own companies. One way or another private property is private and government has no business getting involved.
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Get lost limey.
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Government intervention is always a problem, it doesn't matter if there are never any women in those places but putting women who don't earn their place in them by force will cause mismanagement, it is also just tyrannical.
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Up to 100,000 Austrians with dual Turkish citizenship could be stripped of their Austrian passports as courts in the country investigate violations of the country’s dual nationality laws. The Turks, who have become naturalised Austrian citizens, are accused of resuming citizenship in Turkey in order to vote in Turkish elections by the anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ). In Austria, it is illegal for citizens to hold another foreign citizenship with another other nation without express permission — which is rare. A list of 100,000 individuals it is claimed have broken the country’s dual citizen laws and should have their Austrian citizenship revoked has now been circulated, Sveriges Radio reports. “These people should not, after being Austrian citizens, have taken back Turkish citizenship without permission,” said the director of the Vienna City Administration Department Werner Sedlak, who deals with many cases as so many Turkish origin individuals live in the Austrian capital. Since coming into government the Interior Ministry, under the leadership of FPÖ member Herbert Kickl, has distributed the 100,000 person list first introduced in 2017 to various local governments to investigate. Sor far, 70 Turkish citizens have been notified of their Austrian citizenship being revoked in line with long-standing Austrian law. Several of the dual nationals have filed court cases related to the notifications. Austrian Presidential Candidate Demands Crack Down On Illegal Turkish Passport Holders https://t.co/CQXhZGSzV7 pic.twitter.com/Z94B7zAK2Y — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 22, 2016 With Vienna alone having 18,000 cases to investigate, the decisions on whether or not to revoke citizenship are not expected to be resolved quickly. More at: https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/14/100000-turkish-immigrants-could-be-stripped-of-austrian-dual-citizenship/
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    As Sweden's SVT reports, the police have identified several of the young people who were in place at the fires in Trollhättan and confirmed that there is suspicion that the action has been coordinated. "We have already started talking to parents with the parents in the morning, who were in place. We chose not to seize someone but have identified them and talked with them, "said Ulla Brehm. We have an update on the situation. The Swedish police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm says that they have DECIDED to NOT arrest anyone over the riots last night. Instead they have identified them and will be talking with their families. This has caused an outcry amongst Conservatives. https://t.co/y9s810CfSJ
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    Chilean authorities are raiding the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Coverence as part of a wide-ranging probe into clerical sex abuse in the South American country. The Tuesday raids are occurring in the most important building of the Chilean church in the capital of Santiago, say prosecutors. Authorities recently summoned the archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, to appear and testify about the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse which had been going on for decades. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-14/chile-catholic-episcopal-conference-raided-pedophile-priest-probe
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    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    Ban toddlers!
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Two high-ranking military officers in Venezuela were arrested for their alleged participation in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro using a drone, Reuters reported Aug. 14, citing the country's chief prosecutor. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/venezuela-military-officers-arrested-alleged-involvement-assassination-attempt
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    It is called a legal disclaimer, they are coming as close to outright endorsement of AntiFa as they can without incurring legal issues.
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