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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

EX-IMF OFFICIAL COTTARELLI BECOMES ITALY’S INTERIM PM, CHARGED WITH FORMING GOVT

Globalists sabotaging will of Italian people

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has appointed IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as the interim prime minister tasked with forming a new government.

The PM said elections will be held no later than August unless he wins the confidence of parliament.

President Mattarella announced his choice Monday, having diluted the deal between two Eurosceptic parties who had collective majority in the March elections and had since dedicated themselves to forming a new government.

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The Rules for a Long and Happy Life

The most important ingredient of a long, happy, and successful life is self-discipline.

You also need to develop resilience and tenacity. Without these three things, your life will likely be poor, short, and unhappy. I received them in Marine Corps Boot Camp, Parris Island, in 1964. If you lack the fortitude or foresight to serve in the military, you need to get them someplace else.

Discipline yourself to maintain a normal weight. Obesity is the second largest cause of premature death.

Discipline yourself to get regular exercise. You'll feel better and live longer.

The most valuable thing you can own is a good reputation.

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Texas Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Owes $12k In Back Taxes

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is blaming sitting Gov. Greg Abbott for the fact that she owes some $12,000 in overdue property taxes. Valdez, in a statement delivered by campaign spokesman Juan Bautista Dominguez, claimed that Abbott is responsible for the high property taxes in Texas.

“As we’ve been saying all along, under Greg Abbott’s failed leadership, property taxes are unpredictable and burdensome for Texans everywhere, including Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Sheriff Valdez has an agreement with the counties to payoff 2017 property taxes and plans to do so entirely in the coming months.”

According to online property tax records reviewed by mySanAntonio.com, Valdez owns or has an interest in some 15 properties, and has taxes that are considered delinquent on seven of them. County records show that Valdez has been making payments, but if they are not paid in full by July, the state will send them to a collection agency.

In addition, the Houston Chronicle noted that Valdez failed to provide several details on her official financial disclosure form going into her campaign.

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Homeless Sex Offender Notification



Dover– The following are not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification. If you have information that any of the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

WSJ Exposes The Real 'Constitutional Crisis'

The Wall Street Journal continues to counter the liberal mainstream media's anti-Trump-ness, dropping uncomfortable truth-bombs and refusing to back off its intense pressure to get to the truth and hold those responsible, accountable; in a forum that is hard for the establishment to shrug off as 'Alt-Right' or 'Nazi' or be 'punished' by search- and social-media-giants.

And once again Kimberley Strassel - who by now has become the focus of social media attacks for her truth-seeking reporting - does it again this morning, as she asks, rhetorically, why the FBI and Justice Department continuing evading congressional oversight?

Democrats and their media allies are again shouting “constitutional crisis,” this time claiming President Trump has waded too far into the Russia investigation. The howls are a diversion from the actual crisis: the Justice Department’s unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department’s relationship with Congress.

The conceit of those claiming Mr. Trump has crossed some line in ordering the Justice Department to comply with oversight is that “investigators” are beyond question. We are meant to take them at their word that they did everything appropriately. Never mind that the revelations of warrants and spies and dirty dossiers and biased text messages already show otherwise.

We are told that Mr. Trump cannot be allowed to have any say over the Justice Department’s actions, since this might make him privy to sensitive details about an investigation into himself. We are also told that Congress - a separate branch of government, a primary duty of which is oversight - cannot be allowed to access Justice Department material. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes can’t be trusted to view classified information - something every intelligence chairman has done - since he might blow a source or method, or tip off the president.

That’s a political judgment, but it holds no authority. The Constitution set up Congress to act as a check on the executive branch—and it’s got more than enough cause to do some checking here. Yet the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have spent a year disrespecting Congress—flouting subpoenas, ignoring requests, hiding witnesses, blacking out information, and leaking accusations.

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Fishy Business

Guest Post by Jim Kunstler

Picking up a trope conceived months back, the melodrama of US governance is looking more and more like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, with the FBI as the doomed ship Pequod, with R. Mueller as Captain Ahab and D.J. Trump as the white whale. In the classic book, of course, the wounded whale finally sends the ship to the bottom, crew and all (but one), and swims away to the freedom of the deep blue sea.

Forgive the barrage of movie metaphor, but there’s quite a bit of the 1944 classic Gaslight in here too — and sure, I’m not the first to notice. In that film, the wicked Charles Boyer manipulates his wife, played by Ingrid Bergman, into thinking she’s lost her marbles, in order to cover up his own crimes. That’s how I feel when I turn to The New York Times every morning — for instance, today’s edition, with the front-page story Trump Proxies Drop by Briefings on Use of F.B.I. Informant (which headline was actually changed on the landing page to Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant).

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Donald Trump says summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un may be back on

President Trump floated the idea Friday that his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — which the commander in chief bagged a day earlier— could still take place on June 12.

“We’re going to see what happens. We’re talking to them now,” Trump said. “It could even be the 12th . . . We’d like to do it.”

The president, who spoke to reporters at the White House before heading to the Naval Academy graduation, stressed that both sides still want the summit to happen despite the North’s bellicose and insulting language this week, including a description of Vice President Mike Pence as a “political dummy.”

“They very much want to do it,” the president insisted.

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DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule).

In July 2017, DHS published a final rule to delay the implementation date of the IE Final Rule to March 14, 2018, to give the Department time to draft a rescission of the IE Final Rule. However, in December 2017, a federal court vacated the delay rule, requiring USCIS to begin accepting international entrepreneur parole applications consistent with the IE Final Rule.

DHS is now proposing to eliminate the IE Final Rule because the department believes that it represents an overly broad interpretation of parole authority, lacks sufficient protections for U.S. workers and investors, and is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining international entrepreneurs.

By statute, DHS has discretionary authority to parole individuals into the United States temporarily, on a case-by-case basis, for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. After reviewing DHS parole programs in accordance with the Executive Order titled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, issued on Jan. 25, 2017, DHS is proposing to remove regulations published as part of the IE Final Rule. DHS concluded that the IE Final Rule created a complex and highly-structured program that was best established by the legislative process rather than relying on an unorthodox use of the Secretary’s authority to “temporarily” parole, in a categorical way, aliens based on “significant public benefit”.

The Immigration and Nationality Act already provides for visa classifications that enable certain entrepreneurs to start businesses and work in the United States, such as the E-2 nonimmigrant classification and the EB-5 immigrant classification. DHS is committed to reviewing all existing employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs to ensure program integrity and protect the interests of U.S. investors and workers.

VA used as blueprint for Trump effort to weaken civil-service protections

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is using recent changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a blueprint to make it easier to fire employees across the federal government.

Trump signed three executive orders Friday afternoon that aim to limit union activity, shorten the amount of time it takes to fire federal workers and encourage agencies to fire employees, instead of merely disciplining them.

“It’s fulfilling a promise to empower every Cabinet secretary to remove those who undermine the public trust or fail the American people,” Andrew Bremberg, director of the Domestic Policy Council and an assistant to the president, said while announcing the changes Friday.

The gist of the orders is to weed out bad workers – the same driving force behind changes made at the VA last June.

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Tucker Carlson Slams Jim Clapper for Russia Hysterics -- 'Demented,' 'Delusional'

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson sounded off on what he described as an “irrational” belief that Russia swayed the results of the 2016 presidential election to favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

One of the leading figures championing that theory is former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, who Carlson described as “delusional.”

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Key Facts Of Trump-Russia Investigation

Did the Obama administration take more action to stop Donald Trump from winning the election than it did to stop Russia from interfering in it?

That’s what former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer thinks. On Twitter he called out the Obama administration for the events that took place in the summer of 2016.

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The Depression Playbook

A crash is coming, and it may be terrific... The vicious circle will get in full swing and the result will be a serious business depression. There may be a stampede for selling which will exceed anything that the Stock Exchange has ever witnessed…Wise are those investors who now get out of debt.

— Roger Babson, September, 1929

In the run-up to the 1929 crash, which heralded in the Great Depression, many pundits claimed that the new highs in the market signified that the business cycle had been “repealed.”

Stocks had never enjoyed such a bull market before, and this led many to believe that “the sky’s the limit.” All over the US, people put all the money they could find into stocks. Then, wanting to buy more, they bought on margin. Then, wanting still more, they borrowed privately to buy on margin - a double-dip into debt.

In essence, this meant that a large portion of the extreme bull market was the result of stock investments that were made with money that didn’t exist - a mere “promise” to somehow pay, with nothing to back that promise up.

This, of course, is the very essence of a bubble. And, sooner or later, bubbles pop.

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A Primer on Military Rank and Insignia

If you’re a regular ol’ civilian like me, you might have a lot of respect for the military, but you don’t know much about military culture. For example, military ranking. Thanks to television, books, and movies, and simply absorbing stuff from the ether by living in America all of my life, I’d picked up a bit on how ranking works in the various branches of the armed forces. But my knowledge was pretty cursory. I could tell you that stars on a shoulder meant the person in uniform was a general or that a single chevron on the sleeve meant they were a private, but that’s about it.

You might think that military rank isn’t something you need to know if you’re not in the service yourself, but as someone who reads a lot of biographies and military history books, I’ve found myself getting lost and a bit confused with the different ranks thrown around, the significance of moving from one rank to the next, or the authority that a certain figure did or did not have over another.

So I decided to study up and learn about ranks in the different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, their respective insignia, and where to look on uniforms to locate this insignia. I’ve got to say, it’s been one of the most fruitful, knowledge-building exercises I’ve done in awhile; I’m already seeing payoffs with my historical reading. And it’s nice to know that should I run into a member of the military, I’d be able to know at a glance where they fall in the hierarchy.

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Spread of chronic wasting disease prompts states to consider new rules for hunters

Wildlife authorities in Colorado and Pennsylvania are pushing for new hunting regulations in order to fight the spread of chronic wasting disease among their local deer populations.

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, affects the central nervous system of not only deer but moose and elk, and can cause disorientation, emaciation, excessive drinking, drooling and urination. Infected animals usually die within two or three years, the Denver Post reports.

CWD was first identified in 1967 in Colorado and has since been reported in more than 20 states, according to the USDA.

In 2017, Canadian researchers claimed to have observed CWD in macaque monkeys who had eaten infected deer meat, but the National Institute of Health reported in 2018 that there was no transmissibility in macaques.

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Capitol Police Accidentally Gave Evidence To House Hacking Suspect’s Defense Attorney

The Capitol Police turned over a trove of evidence in the alleged Imran Awan House cyberbreach and theft case to the defense attorneys when they were supposed to deliver it to prosecutors instead, according to court documents and a source.

And hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation asked prosecutors about the disclosure, Awan’s lawyer said he had learned of the forthcoming story from a source on Capitol Hill. TheDCNF had not told anyone other than prosecutors about it.

“The cop came to [Awan’s defense attorney] Chris Gowen’s office with a stack of papers … Then he came back and said, ‘I thought you guys were the other party.’ He was very, very angry. But Gowen made copies,” the source, who’s familiar with The Awans, told TheDCNF.

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Newt Gingrich: Why the Mueller probe is really five scandals, not one

The current Robert Mueller-Justice Department-Russia mess is almost impossible to understand because it is made up of five parallel scandals.

For months, as I wrote my new book, “Trump’s America,” I tried to better understand news as it emerged from the Justice Department – and I still am trying. There are so many moving parts, personalities and dates that it is difficult to track. However, as a trained historian, I began creating an orderly outline for people, dates and events.

I realized that the scandal is so big, so complex, and involves so many people with power that codifying it really required me to draw from my experience writing novels. There are so many egos and there is so much manipulative behavior, dishonesty (and dishonesty about the dishonesty) that it is very difficult to explain it as a straightforward history. It could be more easily explained as a narrative of ambition, illegality and criminal plotting.

Finally, it hit me that the real problem is that there are five parallel and often interlocked scandals going on in concert:

1. The Clintons have been breaking the law and getting away with it at least since Hillary Clinton made nearly $100,000 from a $1,000 investment in cattle futures in 1978-1979. For 40 years the Clintons have acted as though there were no laws that applied to them. They have surrounded themselves with lawyers and simply muscled their way through every scandal. The scale of Clinton illegal activity is so large and so widespread that no one has been able to fully describe it – although Peter Schweizer made a pretty good start with his book “Clinton Cash.”

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Report: 5 out of 6 Prisoners Rearrested Within 9 Years

New analysis suggests rate of recidivism higher than previously thought

Eighty-three percent of state-level prisoners were rearrested within nine years of their release, according to a new analysisreleased by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

Of that group, 68 percent had their first rearrest within three years of release. Seventy-nine percent were first rearrested within six years; 83 percent were rearrested within nine years.

The new analysis tracked a representative sample made up of more than 67,000 state-level prisoners released in 2005 across 30 states. State prisons account for about 61 percent of the population of correctional facilities in America; the 30 states surveyed by the BJS in turn represent about 77 percent of the state-level prison population.

The BJS's new analysis adds to its previously released reports, which measured the recidivism for the same cohort but over a shorter time-span, specifically three and five years. Those analyses found lower, but still high, rates of rearrest than the longer-running study did.

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Mark Penn: Deep State Conducted a Sting Operation on Trump

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn examined the “out of hand” Robert Mueller investigation into President Donald Trump, saying the “deep state is clearly in a deep state of desperation.”

“Every day we discover more and more potential abuses — that the investigation didn’t have a foundation, that they used this flaky dossier, you know, that was never substantiated as part of their investigation,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis on his Sunday broadcast.

He continued,” And now, we’re finding out on top of that … perhaps they were even setting up a sting operation even before the investigation to try to entrap the Trump campaign, and you’re wondering, ‘Is that the American government?'”

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Body of Eddison Hermond, missing from Ellicott City flood, found in Patapsco River

Howard County Police have confirmed that the body of Eddison Alexander Hermond, 39, who went missing during the Ellicott City flood, was found by searchers today in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line. 

Hermond was last seen Sunday, May 27 in the area of La Palapa restaurant on Main Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. Witnesses reported that Hermond was attempting to help a woman who had escaped through a window with her cat, when he became swept up in the rushing water. An acquaintance reported him missing to police at 12:30 a.m. on Monday. 

Rescue personnel have been searching buildings and waterways in the area since the flood. There have been no other reports of missing people.

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Nasa's Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers

Extraterrestrials will discover a species that loves to argue and sees beauty in flowers that roar like chainsaws

It was launched to the stars as a portrait of humanity: an alien’s guide to life on Earth and the wonderful, rich culture of its dominant species.

But the Golden Record, blasted into space by Nasa in 1977, may deliver an entirely different message to any extraterrestrials who happen to encounter the cosmic missive, researchers point out.

Rather than the peaceful, intelligent beings that the US space agency hoped to portray, humans may come across as a species that loves to argue, speaks gibberish, and sees beauty in flowers that roar like chainsaws.

The potential for the Golden Record, copies of which are aboard Nasa’s Voyager 1 and 2 probes, to mislead alien life will be raised by researchers at the National Space Society meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Thief in NY files typo-filled lawsuit after he was shot while robbing store

He’s a lousy crook — and an even worse jailhouse lawyer.

A bumbling Long Island liquor-store thief who got caught stuffing bottles of hooch in his pants, only to be shot by the store’s owner as he tried to get away, wants $2.7 million for his injuries.

But Shawn Harris can’t even get the name of the store or the shooter right.

In the handwritten lawsuit he filed himself, Harris describes in detail how he and a pal ripped off the store on Newbridge Road in North Bellmore, LI, in August 2016, starting in the “Hennesey [sic] and Patron section.”

Harris “removed 4 bottles of liquor and I put 2 bottles in my pants and walked to pay for the other 2 bottles and [the store owner] asked for I.D. and I told him I need to go to the car and get my I.D. and I went outside and Dropped the 2 Bottles,” he wrote.

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Howard County Police: BODY FOUND

BODY FOUND: Howard County Police have been notified that the body of an adult male has been found by searchers in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line. Police are awaiting identification and will update as information is confirmed.

US Halts new North Korea Sanctions

As President Trump has teased a summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, the U.S. on Monday halted new sanctions against the rogue nation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Citing an unnamed U.S. official, The Journal reported the White House was poised to announce additional sanctions on North Korea as early as Tuesday but decided to hold off on doing so. Trump said Sunday that a U.S. delegation was in North Korea to plan for a potential meeting with Kim.

Trump called off the summit earlier this month following increasingly harsh rhetoric from North Korea. The Treasury Department had come up with new sanctions to levy on almost three dozen targets, including Chinese and Russian entities, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“The goal here is to achieve maximum pressure,” a senior administration official told the newspaper last week. “We’re still short of that.”

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To Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs, Ask Your Pharmacist For The Cash Price

A simple question at the pharmacy could unlock savings for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.

Under a little-known Medicare rule, they can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance and doling out the amount the policy requires. But only if they ask.

That's because pharmacists say their contracts with drug plans often contain "gag orders" forbidding them from volunteering this information.

As part of President Donald Trump's blueprint to bring down prescription drug costs, Medicare officials warned in a May 17 letter that gag orders are "unacceptable and contrary" to the government's effort to promote price transparency.

But the agency stopped short of requiring insurers to lift such restrictions on pharmacists.

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Maryland police officer’s death ignites a racial firestorm

BALTIMORE – It’s hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in Baltimore County. Authorities say three of the teenagers were breaking into homes when the fourth ran the officer over in a stolen Jeep.

Predictably enough, social media, call-in radio and other forums blew up. A sampling from the Baltimore County Police & Fire Facebook page:

“I was hoping they’d kill him during apprehension. What a waste of life. He’s currently breathing air some decent person could be breathing.”

“I personally am tired of good for nothing hood rats committing adult crimes and people STILL saying crap like, he had hard times growing up, society made him do these things because he had no role models.”

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Caged Migrant Children Photo Goes Viral As Left Rages At Trump; Except It Happened Under Obama

A photograph of two migrant children sleeping in a cage at an ICE detention facility quickly went viral on Sunday after several prominent liberals tweeted it in a white-hot rage at President Trump's immigration policy.

After a laundry list of journalists and public figures angrily tweeted the photo - including CNN's Hadas Gold, NYT Mag's editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau and former LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, they deleted their tweets in shame when it emerged that the photo was taken in 2014, under Obama.

Indeed - nobody thought to check the date on the attached article, published in June of 2014.

The award for the lamest excuse goes to CNN's Hadas Gold, who wrote "Deleted previous tweet because gave impression of recent photos (they're from 2014)"

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Do veterans know what staffers at a major veterans group think about Trump?

Some of the American Legion's senior staff in Washington are making it clear on Twitter that they don't like President Trump, and other veterans' groups and even some people in the government are starting to notice.

While Republicans and Democrats routinely hold jobs in a range of advocacy groups, some of the tweets from top American Legion staffers are getting attention for their anti-Trump bias. The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, was chartered by Congress nearly 100 years ago in 1919, and is supposed to operate as a nonpartisan group that works to advance the interests of veterans.

But some of the staff's anti-Trump views are being advertised on Twitter, which has some scratching their heads, in part because of Trump's popularity among veterans. Trump won the support of about two-thirds of the veteran vote.

For example, Louis Celli, the group's national veterans affairs and rehabilitation division director, has made it clear on Twitter this year that he's not a fan of the new administration. This month, he challenged a Department of Veterans Affairs press official who claimed Trump has made progress fixing the VA.

"[E]xactly what progress can this team take credit for?" he asked.

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UK: You’re Not Allowed to Talk about It. About What? Don’t Ask.

“I am in a country that is not free… I feel jealous as hell of you guys in America. You don’t know how lucky you are.” — Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad), YouTuber with around a million subscribers.

“I am trying to recall a legal case where someone was convicted of a ‘crime’ which cannot be reported on.” — Gerald Batten, UKIP member of the European Parliament.

“UKIP Peer Malcolm Lord Pearson has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid today saying: if Tommy is murdered or injured in prison he and others will mount a private prosecution against Mr Javid as an accessory, or for misconduct in public office.” — Gerald Batten.

Good on Lord Pearson.

On Friday, British free-speech activist and Islam critic Tommy Robinson was acting as a responsible citizen journalist — reporting live on camera from outside a Leeds courtroom where several Muslims were being tried for child rape — when he was set upon by several police officers. In the space of the next few hours, a judge tried, convicted, and sentenced him to 13 months in jail — and also issued a gag order, demanding a total news blackout on the case in the British news media. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was immediately taken to Hull Prison.

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Little Caesars employee shoots, kills attacker wearing clown mask, police say

A Little Caesars employee in Florida took matters into his own hands Saturday night when he shot and killed a scissors-wielding attacker who was wearing a clown mask, police said.

Police responded to the pizza shop in Holly Hill around 11:50 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about shots fired at the location. When they arrived, they found the alleged attacker laying in the parking lot with a clown mask and scissors on the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Little Caesars employee Heriberto Feliciano, 28, later told police he was closing up the restaurant around 11:50 p.m. when a man wearing a clown mask attacked him. Surveillance video shows the masked attacker begin wielding a wooden post at the employee, who had just walked out of a side door after checking the store’s security system.

Feliciano said the masked man began hitting him with the wooden post in the face and shoulder until the plank broke, according to the police report.

The suspect, who has not been identified, allegedly nailed Feliciano to the ground and attempted to stab him with scissors — until the pizza shop worker’s quick thinking saved his life.

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UK Journalist Tommy Robinson Jailed For Reporting On Muslim Gang Rape Trial

Right-wing UK activist/journalist Tommy Robinson was put in jail Friday after standing outside of a British court hearing and reporting on an alleged child grooming gang.

The far-right activist showed men entering Leeds Crown Court in a livestream on Facebook, where he claimed to be “reporting” on the case.

After more than an hour of broadcasting, footage showed police officers approaching to arrest him for alleged breach of the peace and incitement.

“Can you get me a solicitor?” he asked his supporters while being searched and bundled into a police van. “This is ridiculous, I haven’t said a word…I’ve done nothing.”

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Lennon, had claimed that verdicts were due on Friday but court officials confirmed that the trial of nine defendants is ongoing.

“This isn’t contempt of court?” he asked during the broadcast. “You are allowed to do this, aren’t you?”

Notice that the Independent refers to his reporting on this very serious matter as “reporting.”

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America's 2nd War of Independence

California Crowd Defies Announcer, Sings National Anthem

A crowd attending the Central Section Division I softball championship in Fresno on Friday evening burst into The Star-Spangled Banner after being told by the announcer that there would be no national anthem before the game.

The Fresno Bee reported:

Before Clovis High played Buchanan Friday night for the Central Section softball championship, the announcer representing the section stated there wouldn’t be a national anthem prior to the game.

Those in attendance at Fresno State’s Margie Wright Diamond weren’t having any of that.

Following a loud chorus of boos, the patriotic crowd stood up and began singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella.

Many removed their hats and placed their hands over their hearts. Others simply stood tall with pride.

Players stopped their pregame warmups to turn around and face the American flag that waved beyond the center-field wall.

When the song was over, the crowd burst into a round of applause.

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Breaking News: Puerto Rico's government said 64 died from Hurricane Maria. A new study estimates thousands may have died, many from delayed medical care.

The researchers say their estimate, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, remains imprecise, with more definitive studies still to come. But the findings, which used methods that have not been previously applied to this disaster, are important amid widespread concerns that the government’s tally of the dead, 64, was a dramatic undercount.

Breaking News: The White House said it would proceed with tariffs and other tough measures against China, adding pressure on Beijing as trade talks continue

The Trump administration said on Monday that it would proceed with plans to impose a series of punitive trade-related measures on China in the next month, intensifying pressure on Beijing as trade talks between the countries continue.

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A President Clinton would have made things much worse

To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all.

Start with Clinton herself. She has spent the last 18 months in a perpetual snit. “No, I’m not over it,” she confessed while turning Yale’s commencement into a self-pity party.

Anyone who has dealt with her knows the “I’m a victim” shtick didn’t start with November 2016, and would not have ended if she had won. She’s been a blamer and finger-pointer her entire public life and would have taken her woe-is-me attitude to the Oval Office.

Coupled with her breathtaking sense of entitlement, it is hard to see her presidency lifting the ­nation’s self-confidence, at home or abroad.

In economic terms, how much higher would unemployment be? How about the stock market and median family incomes — how much lower would they be?

Remember, Clinton promised — promised! — to put coal miners out of work. That’s a promise she probably would have kept.

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National Guardsman missing after flooding in Ellicott City

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — A member of the National Guard remains missing following the flooding in Ellicott City Sunday.

Eddison Hermond, 39, of Severn, was reported missing around 12:30 a.m. Monday, Howard County officials said.

Friends of the former Air Force member said he was swept away Sunday evening outside La Palapa restaurant in a parking lot in Ellicott City.

Police said Hermond was holding a door to keep water out when a woman said her cat was missing in an area behind the restaurant. Hermond went to help look for the cat when he was swept into the water, police said.

Family and friends are holding out hope as rescuers search Hermond.

"We just want him to come back safe. That's all we want," Staff Sgt. Shawn Gates said.

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8 people killed, 25 wounded in bloody weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend proved even bloodier than last year in Chicago.

At least eight people were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across the city since midnight Friday, police told WLS. Last year, over the entire weekend of the unofficial start of summer, seven people were killed and 45 others were hurt.

The victims, WLS reported, include China Marie Lyons-Upshaw, who was shot in the chest while playing with a gun; Bobbieana Lyons, 20, a young mother shot and killed on her doorstep while celebrating her 2-year-old’s birthday; and a 31-year-old man shot twice in the chest and once in the head after he got into a fight with another man.

To try and reduce the grim statistics, police had been trying to curb gun violence by employing 1,300 extra officers on patrol with help from state and federal partners.
The crimes come days after President Donald Trump tweeted about how Chicago police are unable to properly do their jobs because of the city’s bureaucracy.

“The killings are at a record pace and tough police work, which Chicago will not allow, would bring things back to order fast ... the killings must stop!” Trump tweeted.

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Meadows: We Need to Know Who Directed Spy Campaign

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said he wanted to know who directed a confidential human source to collect information on the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

Meadows said, “What we do know is that there was indeed a confidential human source, which is what the FBI would call it that, was actually giving intel. Not only to the FBI, but you have to ask the question when did it start? We do know that actually, those confidential human sources were engaging prior to the official FBI investigation.”

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Liberals Tweet Immigration Pic That Happened

Shaun King, Linda Sarsour and other liberals thought they were criticizing the Trump administration on Sunday when they tweeted a picture of immigrant minors sleeping in a caged enclosure, but it turned out they were inadvertently tweeting a photo that occurred during the Obama administration instead.

In an apparent attempt to criticize the Trump administration’s treatment of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border with Mexico, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted a link to an AZCentral.com article entitled “First glimpse of immigrant children at holding facility.”

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Giuliani: Trump has every right to be briefed on FBI's confidential source

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani argued that his client has a right to be briefed on the FBI’s use of a confidential source to contact members of his 2016 campaign.

“I think that the White House has every right to know, the president has right to know as commander in chief,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

A group of lawmakers were briefed by the Justice Department and FBI on Thursday after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., demanded documents relating to the confidential source who made contact with three Trump campaign advisers in the run-up to the election. The source has been revealed in media reports as Stefan Halper, a former University of Cambridge professor.

Two officials from the White House, chief of staff John Kelly and lawyer Emmet Flood, did make brief remarks to the attendees to encourage as much openness as allowed under the law, but they left before the briefings began.

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Teacher arrested after texting threat of mass shooting

A Las Vegas teacher was arrested this month on terrorist threat charges after she sent texts saying she was forming a plan to shoot up a concert and wanted to empower women to be serial killers.

Leslie McGourty, 48, was exchanging texts with a friend May 16 when she made a threat to “poke a lot of holes in a lot of people” and kill herself, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing her arrest report.

The friend took the texts to cops and McGourty was arrested later that day as she was teaching a physics class at Bonanza High School, the paper reported.

She was accused of targeting a May 19 concert at a downtown bar.

In the texts, McGourty romanticized “being remembered” and said she hoped to start another #MeToo movement “but this time in which women feel empowered enough to become serial killers,” the paper reported.

“A perfect plan with my favorite song surrounded by a bunch of f----- up misfits like I am,” she said in one of the texts, according to the paper.

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The NBA Is Rigged

It has long been speculated that the NBA assigns certain refs to officiate games to get outcomes they want for either prolonging a series to get more game and advertising revenue or providing refereeing advantage where necessary to make certain more marketable NBA Finals take place which brings in higher ratings, more media coverage, and thus more money. I always say when in doubt, just follow the money trail.

This goes all the way back to the famous Lakers-Kings game 6 refereeing shenanigans where the NBA makes much more money if the large media market and sexy team the Los Angeles lakers advance to the NBA finals versus the small market Sacramento Kings without the likes of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

Well even the casual NBA fan could see that the fix was on in the NBA last night as the NBA refs completely changed the tenor of the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors game last night right as the cash cow marketing machine Golden State Warriors where on the verge of being run out of the building.

The NBA is a often called a “Make or Miss League” because of the fact that if one team misses the level of talent is such that there is an immediate advantage gained by the defensive team that transitions to offense because this sets up a fast break the other direction against a defense that hasn't had time to set up its defense.

Well the lesser known truth is that the NBA has become a “Call Fouls or Don't Call Fouls League” which has the same result because if one team is allowed to foul the other team attacking or driving to the basket, or reach in and foul and cause a turnover, or body slam an opponent to the ground causing a missed shot these all set up fast break opportunities and often 4 on 5 scenarios on the other side of the court leading to easy baskets or wide open three pointers.

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Schumer Tells Media How to Report on Spygate

Establishment tries to save face after Trump’s spying claims proven right

Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer released a “memo to the press,” claiming there is no evidence of a spy being inserted into the 2016 Trump campaign.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also directed the media away from using the word spy in an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation.

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NAACP leader who slammed cop for racist abuse in traffic stop is exposed

An NAACP leader who claimed he was racially profiled during a traffic stop has been accused of lying after police released bodycam footage of the incident.

Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown accused Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, the president of the local NAACP, of trying to stir up racial unrest after the newly released video appeared to contradict his claims.

'I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell a blatant lie,' Brown told The Blaze.

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UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Flood Response Efforts

State Resources Available For Ellicott City, Impacted Areas; Governor Urges Marylanders to Avoid Damaged Areas, Heed Local Authorities’ Instructions
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following yesterday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in Southwest Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Annapolis.   
Governor Hogan declared a statewide State of Emergency on Sunday, May 27, which enables the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to all local jurisdictions experiencing flooding conditions. The governor is urging Marylanders to avoid the Ellicott City area while crews perform rescue operations and work to assess the damage left by the floods to begin the recovery process.
“We are heartbroken to see the devastation that occurred yesterday in Ellicott City, and the serious flooding in multiple jurisdictions across our state” said Governor Hogan. “State agencies have been working around the clock to coordinate resources, begin assessing damages, and clean up debris, mud, and damaged infrastructure.”
“If you want to help, my message is very clear: put your safety first, stay out of flooded areas, heed all warnings, and call 911 in the event of an emergency. The state stands with all impacted areas and will provide all possible resources in support of recovery efforts.”
The following actions and operations are being undertaken by state agencies to respond to the storm and assist those affected by the flooding and severe weather conditions: