• Sammy's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Shame on you Trump! Shame on you Rand Paul for voting for this!
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    His excuse for his old Che avatar was never convincing either.
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Flashback: Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For "Constituents Who Voted For Them" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-10/us-attorney-investigating-puerto-rican-mayors-keeping-supplies-constituents-who-vote
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    I know politician speak when I hear it. And I know when something strange hasn't been explained.
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    They will make sure she doesn't get any delegates: Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    That's what they were told to say.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. Democratic Party activists in Iowa and Nevada will use programs downloaded to their personal phones to report the results of caucus gatherings to the state headquarters. That data will then be used to announce the unofficial winners. Paper records will later be used to certify the results. The party is moving ahead with the technology amid warnings that foreign hackers could target the 2020 presidential campaign to try to sow chaos and undermine American democracy. Party officials say they are cognizant of the threat and taking numerous security precautions. Any errors, they say, will be easily correctable because of backups. “We continue to work closely with security experts to test our systems and identify incidents, including disinformation monitoring, and we are confident in the security systems we have in place,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price. More at: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Amid-hacking-fears-key-caucus-states-to-use-app-14985624.php They really don't want Bernie to win.
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    It was Kansas: Kansas lawmakers, whisked away for secret Homeland Security briefing, call it ‘routine’
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Folks, this is alarming. An explosive video from Puerto Rico shows a massive warehouse of emergency hurricane relief supplies discovered highlighting emergency supplies delivered in the aftermath of hurricane Maria that were never distributed. The warehouse was discovered after the recent earthquake, and the building suffering damage. After CTH initially saw the report, I had to go find the raw video to see just how much 2017 aid was being hidden in this warehouse; and the full video is simply stunning. First, the report: (VIA CBS) Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island’s emergency management director on Saturday, after a video showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse went viral on social media. Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017. “There are thousands of people who have made sacrifices to help those in the south, and it is unforgivable that resources were kept in the warehouse,” Vázquez said in a statement. Garced said in a statement that she has ordered Secretary of State Elmer Roman to conduct a “thorough investigation into the mishandling of emergency aid in a warehouse in Ponce,” CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports. “I have given 48 hours for this investigation. The investigation is to include this warehouse and any others which may exist,” her statement read. “In the same vein, I have decided to relieve Carlos Acevedo of his duties as the commissioner of the National Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Agency.” Vázquez said she would nominate the current Puerto Rican National Guard chief for Senate consideration to replace Acevedo. (read more) Many CTH readers know I am a CERT response leader for Hurricane relief; and in that capacity I have a pretty good idea of logistics, costs, and the scale of moving supplies into impact zones. After initially reading the report on twitter, and seeing a portion of the video, I went in search of the raw video to see the size and scale of this ‘warehouse’. Here’s the longer video:
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    Ghana has attracted visitors from all over the world with its "Year of Return" campaign, an initiative that began in 2019 to mark 400 years since the first documented slave ship from Africa landed in Virginia. The Ghana Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture is encouraging the African diaspora to "come home" to the country many of those ships departed from. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the West African nation to take them up on it — some as tourists and others and pursue business opportunities. "Ghana is saying to people: 'This is your home — come here and make it yours. You have been gone a long time but we are ready to have you,'" Chiké Frankie Edozien, journalist and director of the Accra-NYU campus, told CBSN. Being part of a black-majority population is a welcome change for some African Americans. "To me there's no such thing as a black woman in Ghana; I am a woman in Ghana. We are all black," said Lakeshia Ford, an American in Ghana interviewed by the BBC. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/ghana-attracts-african-americans-return-092218460.html
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges.As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and grassroots funding thresholds to participate in the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. But new for next month is a pathway centered around delegates: Based off the results of the lead-off Iowa caucuses, any candidate awarded at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as calculated by the Democratic Party, will be able to participate. Party officials are relying on the same polling and grassroots thresholds as for the January debate in Des Moines, Iowa: either receiving 5% in at least four national or early-state surveys approved by the party, or receiving 7% in two polls in early voting states. But for these calculations, only polls from New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina will be used, with the party saying it would rely on caucus results instead of polls to reflect a candidate's standing in Iowa. Polls must be released from Dec. 13 to Feb. 6, the day before the debate. In terms of fundraising, candidates must receive donations from at least 225,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 1,000 donors per state in at least 20 states. All six onstage in Des Moines appear to have met the polling and grassroots thresholds for next month's debate. Businessman Andrew Yang, who failed to qualify for Des Moines, has met some but not all of next month's requirements. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/democrats-announce-criteria-qualify-feb-225125887.html
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Yes. It took at about a decade before the Air Force completed a switch to its own uniforms.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Given Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has over the past two years captured the majority of the oil and gas rich country's energy producing regions, he's now playing his biggest card yet to leverage international peace talks in his favor amid a final push for his Libyan National Army (LNA) forces to take Tripoli. Bloomberg reports Saturday that the Benghazi-based 'rebel' general has now "blocked oil exports at ports under his control, slashing output by more than half and posing a potential setback for an international conference on Sunday that aims to broker an end to a civil war in the OPEC nation." Haftar's drastic move to block oil exports is likely aimed at torpedoing the Berlin meeting before it even starts, given he's proven intransigent in the face of international pressure for him to halt the ongoing Tripoli offensive — even during the talks hosted by one of his key political backers Vladimir Putin. Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC) has now declared Force Majeure, per Bloomberg: As a result of the blockage of ports in the central and eastern parts of the country, oil output will fall by about 800,000 barrels a day, costing $55 million daily, the National Oil Corp. said in a statement on Saturday. The NOC declared Force Majeure, which can allow Libya, which holds Africa’s largest-proven oil reserves, to legally suspend delivery contracts. The stoppage also has military implications on the ground, given the GNA's national army relies on the country's oil revenue to purchase weapons via Tripoli's central bank. The NOC has placed sole blame on Haftar for the shutdown, while the LNA has claimed to be listening to the demands of "the people".
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    They need this for dress uniforms:
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu slammed Greece for inviting military commander Khalifa Haftar to Athens last week and said it was trying to sabotage efforts for peace in Libya in a bid to impose its own maritime claims on the country.“Greek efforts to derail the push for peace in Libya are in vain,” Cavusoglu said in a post on Twitter. “The legitimate government of Libya signed a memorandum of understanding with us to protect their rights.” His comments come ahead of an international conference in Berlin on Sunday that aims to broker an end to a civil war in Libya. Turkey supports the UN-backed government in Tripoli, which is fighting off an advance by Haftar’s forces. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Haftar on Friday. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/turkish-foreign-minister-accuses-greece-195232309.html
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    France has deployed a radar system on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to beef up its ally's defenses after missile attacks on the kingdom's oil infrastructure in September, French officials said.Paris has blamed Iran for carrying out the drone and missile attack, which crippled the world's biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, and had promised to provide assistance to prevent a repeat of the incident. "In the Arabian Peninsula and Arab-Persian Gulf, where tensions are mounting, we have deployed in record time the Jaguar Task Force, which contributes to reassuring the Saudi kingdom," President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the French military late on Thursday. The initiative had not been announced until now. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/france-deploys-radar-system-saudi-125937584.html
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Pakistan's foreign minister, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed Iran and Afghanistan's peace process Friday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, five days after seeing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. While stopping short of saying that he was transmitting any message, Qureshi said he understood that the Iranians "did not want to escalate things." "They don't want war, they don't want further bloodshed," Qureshi told reporters in Washington. Qureshi, whose country has strong relations with Saudi Arabia, said that the Iranian leadership also signalled a willingness to ease tensions with its Arab neighbors. The Iranians "highlighted the issues, the differences, they have had with other important countries in the region," he said. "They said they are willing to engage at any level and in any format," Qureshi said. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-fm-visits-says-iran-wants-escalate-223126144.html
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.The statement by Suhail Shaheen to Pakistani daily Dawn comes as the group and the US held discussions in Doha this week, after insurgent sources told AFP they had offered to initiate a brief ceasefire. "We have agreed to scale down military operations in days leading up to the signing of the peace agreement with the United States," Shaheen told Dawn in a report published Saturday. He added that the Taliban were "optimistic" a deal with Washington could be signed before the end of the month and that the reduction in fighting across the country would also include the targeting of Afghan forces. "It's now a matter of days," said the spokesman. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/taliban-aim-sign-deal-us-end-month-report-082905702.html
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Oh, most definitely. It's just sometimes people create situations simply because others are hyping it up. Calm is what is needed. Not people getting all ramped up over rumors. Just want to see a peaceful event, which it has always been in the past. If people keep their minds focused on that, focused on the TRUE purpose of the event and keep that attitude, all the better. Calm but Cautious. And just to add. Perhaps the overreaction and tyrannical moves by the Governor in regards to Lobby Day will be a sharp contrast and come into CLEAR focus, when compared to those thousands of peaceful citizens together, from all walks of life, united, standing up for their rights. THAT is what I want to see. And that's what I want EVERYONE to see. Guess we'll see how it goes.
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    I'm sure you are right. It's the "coincidences" that bother me.
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    You are the one trying to whine your way to victory. It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    I noticed that too. But the use of english is decaying rapidly, I see the affect ;) everywhere.
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    They are, you can read their posts in this thread.
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    We should come home. I believe we will.
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    In case you didn’t fully realize that something big is about to take place in America, file these two facts in your brain: #1: The U.S. military, Carrier Strike Group Four (CSG4), is jamming GPS signals from Jan 16th – 24th ...which may overlap the planned deep state false flag event in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is just at the margins of the range of the GPS jamming exercise map released by the military (see below). The epicenter of the so-called “exercise” is off the coast of Georgia. The official FAA announcement claims no jamming will take place on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week, but we don’t trust the FAA, so your mileage may vary. Remember, too, that 90% of the American population below the age of 30 has never read a paper map and can’t use a compass. The GPS jamming exercise continues through Jan. 24th and effects South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, Alabama and all of Florida. The AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) has posted details of the warning here. The FAA has also issued a flight advisory warning aircraft pilots that GPS will fail for “several hours each day” during this military jamming exercise. See: Map of the Carrier Strike Group Four GPS testing Here are the areas that will be impacted:
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Which has nothing to do with protecting the right of others to pray. But you have to find some way to portray any good thing Trump does as bad. This thread is turning into a great TDS detector.
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    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    In a letter seen by German media, the EU has unveiled cuts in aid to Turkey over illegal gas drilling off Cyprus' coast and military operations in Syria. But Brussels stopped short of ending democracy-promotion projects. The EU has cut pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%, according to a letter sent to the European Parliament by EU foreign affairs commissioner Josep Borrell and seen by the Essen-based Funke Media Group. Turkey will now only receive €168 million ($186 million), of which €150 million will be spent on strengthening democracy and rule of law. The rest is earmarked for rural development. Borrell justified the cut by saying it was in response to Turkey's decision to stage a military operation in northeastern Syria and conduct unauthorized gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus. More at: https://www.dw.com/en/eu-cuts-pre-accession-aid-to-turkey-by-75/a-52049775
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