[Independent] Benjamin Craig Matthews accused of making more than 40 threatening calls from same phone number. A man has been arrested after being accused of making threatening phone calls to CNN. There appears to be only one way to settle this.
Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, from Mountain Home, Arkansas, faces multiple counts of making terrorist threats and harassing communications.
He also allegedly made death threats against a CNN host, Don Lemon.
[Independent] At least 12 people have been killed and around a dozen more injured in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, police have said.
A sheriff’s sergeant died after being shot and the gunman was found dead inside the Borderline Bar & Grill, Ventura County sheriff Geoff Dean confirmed.
At least 30 shots were fired, police told the Los Angeles Times. Witnesses said a man fired several shots from a handgun before throwing smoke bombs into the crowded bar. A man who said he was in the bar told ABC news he saw a man shoot into the crowd.
Smoke grenades, plenty of ammo, appeared 'Middle Eastern' by some reports (although 24-hour rule applies), took out bouncer first.
So well planned.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
11/08/2018 8:19 Comments ||
Borderline Bar and Grill:
For over 25 years, The Award Winning Borderline Bar & Grill of Thousand Oaks has stood as the Ventura County's Largest Country Dance Hall & Live Music Venue. With over 2,500 square feet of wide open dance floor, Borderline has provided a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages equiped with pool tables, games, HDTV's, and a full bar & dinner menu open till 2am 5 nights a week.
The Borderline Bar & Grill first opened its doors in the late 80's, in beautiful Malibu Ca. alongside the infamous Pacific Coast Highway and has since moved to Thousand Oaks Ca. in 1993.
Since the doors have opened in '93, the "Giant Cowboy Hat" & "Disco Ball Saddle" have stood as a tribute to the original Borderline, centered above the dance floor and accompanied by the famous "BORDERLINE - Where your boots meet the beach" banner.
I think we have a lot of veterans who spent way too much time in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. We should leave those shit holes to their own devices, defend our own borders, and then bring factories back to America so young men can get good jobs.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
11/08/2018 12:03 Comments ||
Adam Housley, a former Fox reporter, has been an independent investigative reporter. A niece might be motive alone, sending a message to back off. Trey Gowdy also lost a nephew killed & Eric Bollinger's son who never did drugs had an untimely overdose. Papadoupolis was warned to stay in the open as anyone challenging the Deep State is a threat. I really don't believe in coincidences and now with all the other Fox peeps being threatened and doxxed.
According to local news site Times Daily, authorities in Tuscumbia, Alabama, say Wesley Glenn Bost, 27, was trying to break into a Waffle House on Sunday when he crawled into the restaurant's ceiling.
Surveillance video shows Bost going into the restaurant's bathroom and tying his jeans to the door, ABC WAAY reports. He reportedly broke the sink and the toilet trying to get into the ceiling.
Then, customers watched as the ceiling appeared to cave in and the man fell out, causing a heap of debris to fall on top of a booth table, as seen in a video shared on Facebook. He fought through patrons and staff to the exit, where he fled the scene. Waffle House- come for the waffles, stay for the entertainment.
[AnNahar] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomacy to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.
The talks between 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... 's top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on Thursday, "will now take place at a later date," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
"We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit," she added in a statement.
State Department officials gave no further reasons for the delay in the meeting, although North Korea has stepped up its demands that the United States lift sanctions.
[Wash Examiner] The three major U.S. stock indexes climbed Wednesday after Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives while Republicans kept their majority in the Senate.
The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.1 percent to 26,180 while the broader S&P 500 added 2.1 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 2.6 percent.
The post-election rally, while sizable, is nonetheless unlikely to signal the end of market volatility fueled by President Trump's escalating tariffs, which include duties on $250 million of Chinese imports, and rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve works to maintain economic stability.
It may indicate, however, that some investors were concerned about the possibility of a larger "blue wave," Justin Waring, a strategist with the chief investment office of UBS Wealth Management, told the Washington Examiner.
"Markets do climb the wall of worries," he noted. From an investment perspective, "the real risks of a blue wave were that Democrats could capture the Senate, too."
But even that wouldn't have had any significant impact on the loosened regulations or the GOP-led tax cuts that fueled the market's animal spirits, Waring said. "When you have the presidency, you have veto power, and even if Democrats won every Senate seat, they wouldn't have had enough to override a veto."
The markets had largely anticipated a Democratic victory in the House, where a new majority may step up oversight of businesses including large financial institutions. Other industries, like pharmaceutical manufacturers, could also be under greater scrutiny, while bipartisan support for data privacy legislation may threaten top technology firms.
[WAPO] In the quixotic battle against old age, some people use skin care and spin class.
That’s not enough for Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old who feels like he’s in his 40s. The Dutch pensioner is asking a court in his hometown of Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, to change his birth certificate so that it says he took his first breath on March 11, 1969, rather than on March 11, 1949. The judges heard his case on Monday and promised they would render a verdict in the next several weeks.
Ratelband sees his request as no different from a petition to change his name or the gender he was assigned at birth ‐ and isn’t bothered that this comparison might offend transgender people, whose medical needs have been recognized by the American Medical Association. It comes down to free will, he maintains.
"Because nowadays, in Europe and in the United States, we are free people," he said in an interview with The Washington Post. "We can make our own decisions if we want to change our name, or if we want to change our gender. So I want to change my age. My feeling about my body and about my mind is that I’m about 40 or 45."
Being in his 40s would make his life much better, he explained.
For one, it would boost his dating prospects. "If you’re 69 on Tinder, you’re outdated," reasoned Ratelband, who has seven children and is now without a partner. His friends urge him just to modify his age on dating apps. "But I don’t want to lie," he said. "If you lie, you have to remember everything you say."
[The Hill] Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is being considered to replace outgoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to multiple reports.
ABC and CNN both report that sources close to the selection process have told them that Christie, a longtime friend of President Trump's who endorsed the former real estate magnate's White House bid after dropping out of the 2016 campaign, is on the president's shortlist.
Christie served as a U.S. Attorney in New Jersey between 2002 to 2008 and was considered a contender for attorney general during the 2016 transition.
A representative from the White House tells The Hill that they "have no personnel announcements at this time."
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) is also reportedly on the president's shortlist.
Trump announced Sessions's resignation on Wednesday.
More than an average football player. All-American. All Big 10. Also a BS, MBA, and JD. Appointed U.S. Attorney under W. Strong ethics background. Seems like a good Acting AG appointment. A little more swamp draining and getting rid of roadblocks?
Trump should speed along the declassification of FISA and other documents. Air this out and let the public see what kind of crap he has been dealing with.
Trump waited until he had a lock on confirming the next one before having Sessions step aside. He also waited until it was certain he'd be harassed with subpoenas and nonsense from the House no matter what he did before he acted. All fairly predictable in hind-site.
Trump should speed along the declassification of FISA and other documents. Air this out and let the public see what kind of crap he has been dealing with. Posted by JohnQC
This may be part of the plan John. If RGB punches out, POTUS will have effectively secured both the Senate and the Supreme Court. These are necessary in order to drop indictments and gain convictions. Empty GITMO cells are waiting.
Although the 300m target may be Bath House Barry, if I were Hillary Rodman Clinton, James Comey, or John Brennan, I'd be a bit concerned right now.
No, having a permanent independent Imperial Censor that can impose his/her view of The Law™ is not part of the U.S. Constitutional tradition... Mueller is no Cincinnatus. ...Unless he is viewed as a tool of the Belt-Way Establishment™ against an uprising of the underclass led by Trump.
I don't think much of special counsels (SC) either. They give far too much power to unelected officials. Appointments of special counsel members seem to be under the sole control of whoever heads up the special counsel. Mueller and Rosenstein should have recused themselves as they were both suspects as well as investigators. I think most people in flyover land see this SC for what it is.
I was SURE Fred had an Attention Whore graphic in the library, but no... No more Mr. Nice Guy Hopefully it's a permanent revocation. Those two entitlement shi* disturbers should be given strong, written admonishments from the Ms. Huckabee as well.
[HollywoodReporter] The White House is suspending CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's "hard pass" for what press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deemed "absolutely unacceptable" conduct in a statement on Wednesday night.
"I've just been denied entrance to the WH," Acosta wrote on Twitter. "Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit."
Sanders announced the punishment in a lengthy statement on Wednesday night, several hours after Acosta tussled with President Trump during a feisty press conference.
The White House is punishing Acosta for his interaction with a White House press aide who forcibly attempted to remove the microphone from Acosta's hands as he attempted to ask the president a second question.
"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration," Sanders said in the statement. "We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern."
Sanders continued: "This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any president in history. Contrary to CNN's assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the president's support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the president for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration. As a result of today's incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice."
This is not the first time the White House has attempted to punish a CNN reporter what the Trump administration deems bad behavior. In July, White House reporter Kaitlin Collins was banned from an open press event after she loudly asked questions of the president during a pool spray.
CNN will surely respond to the White House's decision, released late Wednesday. Acosta shared Sanders' statement on Twitter and wrote, "This is a lie."
Day 1 at the WH, they should have suspended all the press access. Then on a one to one interview (see - The Apprentice), picked who would continue to work the WH and who needed new assignments from their employers.
Commie News Network can send someone else. As DeGaulle said, the graveyards are filled with indispensable men.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/08/2018 12:10 Comments ||
CBS has the best video I've seen of the incident that finally cost Acosta his job. Trump answered one question from Acosta and then wanted to call on another reporter but Acosta would not yield the microphone when an intern tried to take it from him.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
11/08/2018 12:33 Comments ||
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 ||
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[BBC] A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says.
Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known.
The Supreme Court ruling sparked protests from Islamists and the government had said it would bar her from leaving Pakistan.
Her husband had said they were in danger and pleaded for asylum.
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Asia Bibi, a mother-of-five, was released from prison in the city of Multan, her lawyer Saif Mulook said.
Also known as Asia Noreen, she was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.