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Dutch police shoot suspect after he stabs two people at an Amsterdam train station
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Jailed woman who leaked US secrets thanks Trump for tweet
[DAWN] A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking is now thanking President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
for tweeting about her case, after she once called him a "soulless ginger orangutan."

In a Thursday telephone interview from a Georgia jail, Reality Winner told "CBS This Morning" that Trump’s tweet was a "breath of fresh air" and it made her laugh. Trump tweeted on Aug 24 that Winner’s crime is "small potatoes" compared with "what Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
did."

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't hold your breath waiting for that pardon, cookie...
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps prison is finally instilling some reality into Reality.
Posted by: PBMcL || 09/01/2018 13:12 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 09/01/2018 22:34 Comments || Top||


Former Oberlin instructor receives prison sentence on federal theft charges
[CHRONICLET] A former Oberlin College instructor and an activist for indigenous people was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans.

Robert Roche, 71, was sentenced to four months in prison followed by four months of home confinement by U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent. Roche previously pleaded guilty to counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds.

Roche also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $77,097.

"This defendant stole from taxpayers and betrayed the Native American families he purported to help," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. "He took tens of thousands of dollars designated for mental health and wellness programs and put the money in his own pockets."

Roche served as executive director of the American Indian Education Center, a Parma-based nonprofit established in 1995 to support Native American causes in Northeast Ohio, according to court documents.

Craig McGuire operated McGuire and Associates LLC, a company that wrote grant applications and provided evaluation services. Roche entered into an agreement with McGuire and Associates in April 2011 to draft grant proposals on behalf of the AIEC.

Later that year, McGuire submitted an application on behalf of the AIEC to receive a Circle of Care grant, offered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant was designed to provide Native American communities with the tools and resources to design programs to support mental health and wellness for children and families, according to court documents.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "This defendant stole from taxpayers and betrayed the Native American families he purported to help," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said.

So, he's an Indian giver?
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  So, he's an Indian giver?

Pappy would have definitely sent you to your room for that on.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/01/2018 15:47 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Kyle Greene campaign ad
Posted by: Beavis || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Claims to be an independent. MN if very blue.
Kyle Greene.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/01/2018 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Goodness. Any attention is good, I suppose.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2018 13:58 Comments || Top||


Great White North
No Deal! Trade Talks with Canada Conclude for the Week with No Agreement
[BREITBART] U.S. and Canadian officials have concluded the latest round of trade talks without reaching an agreement.

The U.S. is moving ahead with the trade agreement it reached with Mexico, according to the Trump administration. Talks with Canada are expected to resume next week.

"Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico ‐ and Canada, if it is willing ‐ 90 days from now," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.

"We know that a win-win-win agreement is within reach," Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said in a presser Friday. "The government of Canada will not sign an agreement unless it is good for Canadians."

Freeland added that the U.S. team has been negotiating in "good faith and with good will," contradicting reports that the U.S. was trying to strong-arm Canada into accepting an unfavorable trade agreement.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unfavorable? To whom? God forbid America should get a good deal. These people are insane. Why should we not have a favorable deal? We have all the leverage in the world.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/01/2018 6:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Is that fellow on the left a bit... 'light in his loafers?'
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  All due respect to Canada, they need a good trade relationship with us more than we need it with them.

Hopefully, we can work things out.
Posted by: charger || 09/01/2018 13:28 Comments || Top||

#4  The government of Canada will not sign an agreement unless it is good for Canadians."

As it should be. The question then becomes whether no deal is better than whatever offer is on the table.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2018 14:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Hey Canada. Take the No Deal. I want to watch you sink into a northern version of Venezuela. Your leftist government deserves it. Please do this.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/01/2018 15:10 Comments || Top||


Government
Federal Judge sez Obama-era DACA program likely illegal, but refuses to halt program
[Wash Times] A federal judge ruled Friday that the DACA deportation amnesty was probably illegal when President Obama created it in 2012 ‐ but he refused to halt the program altogether, leaving it to other courts to sort out a major legal mess.

Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling clashes with those of several other federal courts which said President Trump’s attempt last year to phase out the DACA program was also illegal.

Taken on face, the rulings mean that the program is illegal ‐ but so is the effort to erase it from the books.

The issues are likely to speed through the circuit courts and quickly reach the Supreme Court, perhaps during its upcoming session.

But for now it leaves the program mostly intact, with current DACA recipients able to renew their work permits and two-year stays of deportation, though no new illegal immigrants are able to apply.

Judge Hanen said Mr. Obama exceeded his powers when he created the program, granting a broad amnesty from deportation to an entire class of people ‐ in this case so-called "Dreamers," who are young adults who came to the U.S. as juveniles, often without any say in the decision.

Judge Hanen said while the idea of aiding Dreamers may be right, Congress must act.

"DACA is a popular program and one that Congress should consider saving. Unfortunately, the judiciary is not the branch of government designed to salvage a program that should have emanated from Congress."

The Obama administration had portrayed DACA as guidance to immigration officials on how to prioritize deportations. It said Dreamers were such a low priority that they couldn’t be deported ‐ and further, said they should be given work permits, helping them enmesh themselves in American society. The policy was known as deferred action.

More than 800,000 Dreamers have taken advantage of the program since it first went into effect six years ago, using the work permits to earn driver’s licenses, claim Social Security numbers and gain eligibility for some taxpayer benefits.

From the start it was controversial. Mr. Obama himself had repeatedly said he lacked the authority to grant such a broad carve-out from deportation. His election-season reversal went largely unchallenged in the courts until last year, when Texas led a lawsuit arguing DACA was illegal.

The Trump administration, having already signaled its desire to cancel the program, sided with Texas ‐ leaving Democratic-led state and immigrant-rights groups to mount a legal defense.

Judge Hanen, in his decision, said he was bound by precedent in a 2015 case that struck down a similar but broader Obama-era amnesty, known as DAPA, which would have applied to perhaps 4 million illegal immigrant parents with U.S. citizen or legal immigrant children, and would have expanded the 2012 DACA program, too.

In that case, which Judge Hanen also had a part in, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that such broad attempts to create immigration policy through deferred action violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Judge Hanen said there is little practical difference between operations of DACA and DAPA, so if the latter was illegal, the former is likely illegal as well.

The judge said neither DACA’s apparent popularity with the public nor the sympathy arisen by the plight of Dreamers can overcome the clear language of the INA.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Likely illegal"... but permitted to continue. Thank you Judge Hansen. That must have taken a great deal of courage.

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Thus speaks our aristocracy, sitting for life, not accountable to the people. Constitutional, constipated. Their fiats are now the law of the land peasants.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/01/2018 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  They're just rubbing it in our faces now.

Still waiting for a critical mass of normies to get over their reflexive deference to our thoroughly rotten institutions.

Until that happens, don't expect much change, because any attempt at reform can be stymied by MSM scare tactics.
Posted by: charger || 09/01/2018 13:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Then what do we need you for, IDIOT?
Posted by: newc || 09/01/2018 14:06 Comments || Top||


Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers
More on this story from yesterday.
[POLITICO] ‘In light of our nation’s fiscal situation, federal employee pay must be performance-based,’ the president wrote in a Thursday letter to congressional leaders.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now force all of them to sign up for Obamacare, Congress hopefully included.
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  "It's not their flight pay I'm concerned about. It's the base pay that Army aviators receive that really upsets me."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 0:53 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC military retirees went without raises at all for a couple years during the Obama Administration, and we were told to suck it up for the Greater Good(TM).

Sadly, I expect a Federal jester judge to reverse this PDQ.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/01/2018 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Correct on both counts Mike.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  AFAPK, fed raises are separate from military and the mil are still promised substantial ones next year. Also, the cancelled raises were for area cost of living adjustments not base pay increases.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/01/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 ...the cancelled raises were for area cost of living adjustments not base pay increases.

Uhhhhh - He cancelled both. There was a 2.1% increase on the table for federal workers and an increase to "locality pay".
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 09/01/2018 10:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Ran into a fella this summer I hadn't seen in over 25 years. He's a GM-15 who lives in Burke, VA. along with his GM-15 spousal unit. Something tells me he could give a shi* about the cancelled pay raise.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/01/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
The monkey with a well-done nothingburger
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Conversations are the mine fields in America’s politics. A candidate, even a well-meaning Democrat, opens his mouth at his own risk. He might think he knows words and what they mean, but what he doesn’t know is that everyone gets to play Humpty-Dumpty with Alice in Wonderland.

"When I use a word," Mr. Dumpty told Alice, in a scornful tone spoken through a curled lip, "it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less."

Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No matter what Pub candidates say or do, the left will parse words, spin, invoke PC, dissemble, double-speak, etc. As a candidate, you could be the second coming of Christ and the Dems would crucify you again.


Posted by: JohnQC || 09/01/2018 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  I understand John Edwards is now working healthcare telesales for Press-Ganey. Perhaps he picked up the jargon during his wife's cancer treatment.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/01/2018 11:35 Comments || Top||


NAFTA talks rocked by media leak of off-record Trump comments on Canada
[FOXNEWS]
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I get the feeling these comments were fully intended to make it out into the open.
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Who in the Trump admin would give anyone an off the record comment and expect it not to get out? It was either intended to be released or made up by the reporter.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/01/2018 11:34 Comments || Top||

#3  BS. he wanted that leaked. he wants that pansy boy to know what he is up against. Do you really think Canada under Trudeau, Jr. can respond and save their ass. no way.
Posted by: Huping Omeretle2879 || 09/01/2018 16:31 Comments || Top||


Senator misses the point of 'beerbot' demo, tries to ban DoD funding
[ENGADGET] In which Senator Jeff Flake (R), the junior senator from Arizona, gets a tad overexcited.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under:

#1  what a tool. Bye!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Raises the old question of whether thane name came first or the personality.
Posted by: Vinegar Hupavinter2464 || 09/01/2018 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  "the" not "thane" fagudnissakes
Posted by: Vinegar Hupavinter2464 || 09/01/2018 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  When one encounters a Congresscritter, one must realize the low level of STEM knowledge that will be displayed.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/01/2018 9:27 Comments || Top||

#5  When I saw the words 'Senator' and 'ban' in the same sentence, I assumed the Senator in question was a Democrat. And I was right!
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Flake, like Kasich, started out making noises like a conservative to get elected. Then the mask came off. Good riddance.
Posted by: PBMcL || 09/01/2018 13:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Most fitting surname since David French.
Posted by: charger || 09/01/2018 13:25 Comments || Top||

#8  I assumed the Senator in question was a Democrat. And I was right!

Republican, Raj, and a Mormon, according to Wikipedia. But he dislikes President Trump, and supposedly will not be running for re-election this fall.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2018 15:00 Comments || Top||

#9  tw - next time I'll go with a /sarc tag.
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 16:45 Comments || Top||

#10  As Mark Twain said,

"If the opposite of pro is con... then the opposite of progress is congress."
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/01/2018 17:00 Comments || Top||

#11  next time I'll go with a /sarc tag.

You are kindness itself, Raj, thank you. I’m dreadful at picking up on unstated subtleties like that.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2018 17:29 Comments || Top||

#12  Believe it or not, I do know a bit about our elected representatives, especially the RINO's.
Posted by: Raj || 09/01/2018 18:20 Comments || Top||



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  Dutch police shoot suspect after he stabs two people at an Amsterdam train station
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  ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
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  Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
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  Syrian Army foils ISIL breakout attempt in east Sweida
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  Syrian Army cuts all supply lines to ISIL’s last stronghold in southern Syria
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