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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sorry Elton John, your record's not still standing: Fire marshal says Donald Trump's boast that he smashed pop star's attendance record at MAGA arena is TRUE

Donald Trump's claim that his Thursday night campaign rally broke a longstanding attendance record is true, according to the fire department official who supervised the crowd-counting.

'Great news!' the president tweeted after returning from the Southern New Hampshire University Arena to his New Jersey golf resort. 'Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!'

Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady told that Trump was right – that his crowd numbered 'just over 11,500.'


Woman goes to hospital, thinking she has kidney stones, delivers triplets

RAPID CITY, S.D. —A woman who previously had kidney stones went to the hospital for help for pain and got more than she could ever have imagined.

Dannette Giltz told KOTA-TV she went 34 weeks without knowing she was pregnant.

"We're still in shock," she said.


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Joe Biden Drew Only 30 Supporters in New Hampshire During Trump Rally

Joe Biden drew only 30 supporters to an event held at the same time as President Donald Trump’s massive rally in New Hampshire on Thursday.

The Eagle-Tribune, a local Massachusetts newspaper, reported the former vice president’s campaign only enticed “about 30 supporters” to attend an event held in Manchester, New Hampshire at the same time Trump was hosting his rally in the state.

“We are here because we are standing up to hate just down the road,” Biden’s New Hampshire organizing director told the handful of people that turned up for the event. “This is our moment, our chance. We need to talk to people now about what [Joe Biden] can do.”


Indiana Plant To Convert Waste Plastic Into Fuel

Chemical engineers will soon be doing something that medieval alchemists could not: Transforming a common byproduct of little merit into a useful resource of tremendous value.

In this case, the modern-day alchemy involves converting thousands of tons of plastic waste that otherwise would clog landfills and the environment, and converting it into fuel that will bolster U.S. energy independence.

Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell tells Newsmax that although the Brightmark facility will be the first of its kind, the process itself isn’t new.

“The original invention was done 14 years ago in the state of Ohio,” Powell says, adding that he’s been working on refining the process ever since.

It’s based upon the fact that common plastic is itself derived from petrochemicals. Adding ethylene and propylene to the volatile compound naphtha — a volatile product distilled from petroleum — forms the very useful, long-chain polymers that we call plastics.

Through a process called pyrolysis that process can be reversed, meaning plastic can be converted back into fuel.


School to Reinstate Dean Demoted to Gym Teacher After Being Called to Active Duty

U.S. Department of Justice officials say the Warren County Schools have agreed to reinstate a military reservist as dean of students at Warren County Middle School.

The decision settled a lawsuit the Justice Department filed on behalf of U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dwayne Coffer, alleging that school-district officials had illegally taken away Coffer's job in the summer of 2017 while he was on active duty in the reserves.

It's the second time federal lawyers have sued the Warren County Schools over its treatment of Coffer, and the second time district officials have settled the matter out of court. Similar issues surfaced in 2012.

"Members of our reserves ... are often called away from their civilian jobs in order to provide the security our nation depends on," said Robert Higdon, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "These citizen service members should never face losing their jobs or be forced to accept an inferior position when they answer that call."


Here’s why millennials are seduced by socialism

Socialism is taking my generation by storm. But just like a hurricane, socialism didn’t gain traction overnight.

It’s important to look at the typical millennial trajectory, and why unprecedented government intervention into our daily lives is now widely seen as the only solution to the problems that bedevil us as a generation.

Millennials grew up in an age of college-prep academics, where the only choice was to go to a college or university. We took this journey on the faith that a college education would give us the necessary skills to kick-start our careers.


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12,000 in New Hampshire arena. Below is the overflow crowd - outside, that the Fake News Media won’t show you...

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Increase the Odds that Hillary Clinton Runs for President Again

A new scientific breakthrough could increase the odds that Hillary Clinton, 71, could enter the Democratic primary in an effort to unite the party behind a tried and tested (albeit twice-failed) candidate in 2020.

Clinton, whose unsuccessful 2016 campaign was plagued by challenges related to likability, balance, mobility, health scares, corruption, incompetence, and hubris, will be thrilled to learn that researchers at Keio University in Japan have developed a piece of technology that could mitigate at least one of those factors in the event she decides to run again.

The "Arque" is an "artificial biomimicry-inspired anthropomorphic tail" that elderly individuals can wear "as an extension of human body to provide active momentum alteration in balancing situations, or as a device to alter body momentum for full-body haptic feedback scenarios." In other words, it could be just the thing Hillary needs to overcome the general distaste with which she is viewed by a majority of the voting public.


Air Force completes A-10 re-winging to keep iconic aircraft flying into 2030s

The iconic A-10 Thunderbolt II will be flying into the late 2030s thanks to a re-winging project completed by the U.S. Air Force.

Air Force Materiel Command said in a press release on Monday that 162 A-10s received new wings thanks to a $1.1 billion project that began in 2011.

The contract, awarded to Boeing in 2007, required the creation of new parts for the plane’s fuselage.

“At the end of the program, making sure we had all the pieces and parts that we needed to make that happen required a really significant team effort,” said Stephen Zaiser, director of the 571st, Air Force Times reported Tuesday. “I think the fact that we produced the aircraft so successfully is a testament to the whole team, the special program office, Boeing and others that were a part of making it all work.”

The “low and slow” flying Warthog — along with the “BRRRTTTTT!” noise made by its 30mm GAU-8/A cannon — has been a favorite of ground troops since the 1970s, although budget battles related to the F-35 stealth fighter in recent years almost forced the aircraft into retirement.

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Google blacklists American Thinker

In a video and article published on Wednesday, ex-Google employee Zach Vorhies speaks with the antitrust investigators at Project Veritas about the thousands of internal Google documents he recently released to the public. Among the cache of information is a list of sites that Google has blacklisted with an algorithm developed to alter users' search results. American Thinker is one of them.

It wasn’t easy for Vorhies to break away from his lucrative Google salary and come forward with the trove of information that shows a huge political bias by his former employer. Google even had police called to do a “wellness check” and had him hauled away in handcuffs as an intimidation strategy that shook up Vorhies enough that he actually feared for his own life.

Still, he prevailed, and the whistleblower tells Project Veritas that he feels that a burden has been lifted.


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Nolte: Kamala Harris Tanks with Non-White Voters

Democrat presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is collapsing in national polling, including with non-white voters.

After a disastrous six weeks, Harris is once again a third-tier candidate, right along with two other media creations: former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

For a short time, after the first Democrat debate, Harris surged into the top tier. Her well-rehearsed and well-executed attack on frontrunner Joe Biden on the issue of race and busing lifted her into double-digits.

All of a sudden, Harris was a real player, in the second tier with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In fact, for a period of time, according to the Real Clear Politics (RCP) poll of polls, Harris was in second place, ahead of Warren and Sanders — the candidate closest to the only first-tier candidate, Biden.



Maryland public school history teachers will add LGBTQ content to high school curricula during the coming years, a lawmaker said.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) agreed to add “expectations” and implement new standards for high school U.S. history curricula, according to WUSA9. The changes are expected to be made in 2021 or 2022, the publication reported.

“When we’re teaching history, we want to make sure we teach all of history, and our history the way we teach it has traditionally left out a lot of Americans,” Montgomery County Democratic state Del. Eric Luedtke said, according to WUSA9. Luedtke said school districts will decide on specific lessons.



A Massachusetts school superintendent says that white people will have to ‘rewire their brains’ in order to stop being racist.

Pittsfield Public Schools chief Jason McCandless (who is white as the driven snow) made the comment in the context of his district introducing black history courses this fall.

Asserting that white people had benefited from a corrupt system that “oppresses black individuals,” McCandless said the only way to make amends was to “rewire our brains.”

He suggested that President Trump’s rhetoric made the courses more vital than ever, accusing Trump of “(preaching) hate on a daily basis … which is utterly unacceptable.”


Philly Cop-Shooter Maurice Hill Attended Radical Mosque

At least six police officers were shot on Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section.

The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital and later released.

The shooter was later identified as Maurice Hill, 36. He has a long police record.

Maurice Hill surrendered late Wednesday night after shooting six police officers in a 7-hour-long standoff.

The shooter live streamed his shooting on Facebook.

Maurice Hill attended the radical Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar mosque in Philadelphia, a mosque known for preaching radical Wahhabist doctrine.


Robert Epstein: ‘Google’s Leaders Have Been Perjuring Themselves Before Congress’

Project Veritas’s latest exposé gave “smoking gun proof” that Google’s executives, including CEO Sundar Pichai, “have been lying under oath” and “perjuring themselves before Congress,” said Dr. Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

“I told you so,” said Epstein of the Google whistleblower’s revelations, noting that leaked documents prove Google’s “re-ranking of search results” and use of “blacklists” for “political” purposes. “All of this is about [politics],” he added.

“His set of documents actually includes two blacklists,” said Epstein. “It includes two actual blacklists. … One is a blacklist for websites, and the other is a blacklist for search terms. … Google’s leaders who testified before Congress — one of them right in front of me just a few weeks ago — have been denying that they have blacklists. Well, they can’t do that, anymore. They’ve also said over and over and over again in response to my research, ‘We never do re-ranking of search results.’ These documents show beyond any doubt whatsoever that Google has teams that do re-ranking of search results. They actually use that term internally in the company.”

“They actually do re-ranking of search results to suit their needs, political and otherwise. It’s called the ‘Twiddler’ system,” remarked Epstein. “One of the documents is called the ‘Twiddler Quickstart Guide,’ and it explains how various teams have access to very specialized software that allows them to change how certain kinds of content get ranked in search results. … They literally re-rank search results to meet their ever-changing needs, and some of those needs are political needs.”

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Marsha Blackburn: Use Data Privacy to Crack Down on Big Tech

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said Wednesday that Congress needs to pass data privacy legislation to encourage more competition in the technology markets.

Sen. Blackburn, who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee’s tech task force, wants to use her position to hold Silicon Valley accountable by pushing for data privacy legislation.

“I think what you’re going to see us do in the Senate is a more steady, incremental approach,” Blackburn told the Washington Post.

Blackburn announced her tech task force during the White House’s social media summit, saying that she will study issues regarding privacy, data security, and competition.


Mount Airy Police Department is the first in Maryland to launch “CrimeWatch”

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WDVM) — The Mount Airy Police Department is launching a new platform called CrimeWatch. This platform originated in Pennsylvania and provides a secure network that helps law enforcement manage and publicize sensitive criminal justice information to the community.

“I know through my previous experience as a chief in the Pennsylvania area have done good things with the crime watch program there and it’s having a lot of success and I want to bring that success to our department and the state of Maryland,” Doug Reitz said, the chief of the Mount Airy Police Department.

Chief Reitz says right now, his department uses Facebook as their primary source to inform the public. He says this new platform will enhance its community outreach.

“Mug shots from arrests, any type of incidents that the police are involved in, anything that’s newsworthy, camera registry you can use it for bike registration, a bunch of different things,” Reitz said.


Editor's note: Wouldn't this be great to have here locally! 

Democrats accused of fueling attacks on cops, ICE with incendiary political rhetoric

From dousing police with water to doxxing immigration agents to attacking detention centers, it’s been a long, hot summer for law enforcement, and the inflammatory political rhetoric on the left isn’t helping.

Four Immigration and Custom Enforcement facilities have come under siege in the last month, most recently the Tuesday shooting at the field office in San Antonio, Texas, as Democrats upped their attacks on the administration’s immigration policies with blasts at “concentration camps,” “Gestapo tactics,” and “children in cages.”

Daniel Bible, ICE San Antonio field office director, was quick to connect the dots, saying the “disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts out officers’ safety at risk.”

“Political rhetoric and disinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts,” said Mr. Bible in a Tuesday statement.

Similarly, Rep. Tom Reed, New York Republican, blamed the incendiary political climate for fueling locals caught on video soaking New York City police officers with water — and throwing a bucket at one — prompting him to call for a federal hate-crimes investigation.

“These actions are a result of Democrat politicians spouting anti-police rhetoric to gain cheap political points,” Mr. Reed said in a Wednesday letter to Attorney General William P. Barr.


Appeals court sides with administration on asylum rule, limits injunction

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule.

Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming asylum in the U.S.

But the San Francisco federal appeals court for the 9th Circuit on Friday ruled that the injunction imposed by the California federal judge can only apply in states within the court’s jurisdiction in the western U.S. The ruling says that the court failed to discuss why a nationwide injunction was necessary to remedy the harm alleged by those immigration advocacy groups named in the lawsuit.


Judge rules Georgia's electronic voting system too dangerous to use in 2020

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Georgia’s electronic voting system is defective, vulnerable to a foreign government’s hacking, and cannot be used in the 2020 elections.

Judge Amy Totenberg, an Obama appointee to the Northern District of Georgia, ordered the state to stop using its current electronic voting machines by next year’s primaries and demanded officials clean up voter registration databases to ensure eligible voters aren’t shut out of casting ballots.

Georgia was already moving to replace its old system, but the judge’s ruling says it cannot keep the old methods around as a backup should the state fail to transition fast enough.

The ruling also marks the deepest the federal judiciary has delved into trying to shore up American elections systems in the wake of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 campaign.

“Georgia’s current voting equipment, software, election and voter databases, are antiquated, seriously flawed, and vulnerable to failure, breach, contamination, and attack,” Judge Totenberg wrote in her 153-page ruling.


Poll: Half of Hispanic Americans Approve of Trump Following ICE Raids

After the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency raided multiple Mississippi food processing plants for hiring illegal alien workers, President Trump’s support among Hispanic voters has remained solid and a record total of black Americans now support him.

Last week, ICE agents conducted the largest workplace raid in more than a decade across seven food processing plants in Mississippi, netting the arrests of 680 illegal aliens. That same day, though, ICE officials said they released about 300 of the illegal workers back into the U.S. on “humanitarian grounds.” More than 200 of the illegal workers had prior criminal records.

The latest Zogby Analytics poll, conducted days after the highly-publicized ICE raids, finds that about 49 percent of Hispanic Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Another 51 percent said they disapprove.

Meanwhile, Trump’s support among black Americans has surged.

Senate Dems threaten Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring

Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.

The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it," the brief said. "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be 'restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.'"

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8,000 Maryland drivers could lose licenses during next traffic stop

As Maryland works to meet a 2020 deadline to comply with the federal Real ID law, the state has recalled the licenses of 8,000 people.

For those people, being pulled over for any reason could now lead to their licenses being confiscated.

“Those customers have received at least six notices,” said Chrissy Nizer, director of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

The 8,000 drivers were among the first 80,000 to be notified about the state’s need to see additional identifying documents, so that licenses are compliant with the federal government’s tightened security requirements. In all, 780,000 drivers were identified as lacking proper documentation for proof of age and identity, Social Security number and Maryland residency.


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Federal judge rules against Maryland over obvious vote fraud potential

Those Democrats who keep telling us that vote fraud is rare and insignificant fight like hell to make sure the evidence remains buried — even when there are obvious danger signs such as exists in Montgomery County, Maryland, where there are more registered voters than resident citizens.

You might think officials would be anxious to find out why that is and would be eager to clean up their voter rolls. Certainly, any officials that cared about the integrity of the vote would want to ensure that malefactors would not be able to pick up ballots and vote them (as the practice of "vote harvesting" permits).

But for reasons only they can explain, Maryland officials fought in federal court to prevent Judicial Watch from obtaining voter data lists.

And they got skunked.

This Group Is Educating Young Americans About the Ills of Socialism

President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised, “America will never be a socialist country.”

Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism.

We may not be at the stage Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would advocate, but more millennials appear to favor a system under which they have never lived. Free stuff is appealing until one realizes its costs.

In an attempt to reach Generation Z—those in their teens and 20s—a new organization is starting this month to combat socialism’s appeal.

It’s called Young Americans Against Socialism (, according to its site, a nonpartisan nonprofit “dedicated to exposing socialism’s failures to young Americans by creating viral educational videos for social media.”

Its founder, Morgan Zegers, worries that “more than half of young people believe socialism should be implemented in America.” The reason, she says, is because many of them know very little about it.


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