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Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they 'disagreed strongly' on policy

Breaking: Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they 'disagreed strongly' on policy | 10 Sept 2019 | President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he "disagreed strongly" with his suggestions on a range of issues. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," he continued...The two have had disagreements over a range of issues, perhaps most significantly on the plans for a troop draw-down in Afghanistan. [Right. Nut-job Bolton wanted the US to occupy Afghanistan, etc., *forever,* to enhance the coffers of his Deep State overlords.]

NRA sues San Francisco over city declaring it a domestic terrorist organization

NRA sues San Francisco over city declaring it a domestic terrorist organization | 09 Sept 2019 | The National Rifle Association on Monday sued the city of San Francisco over a declaration deeming the lobbying group a "domestic terrorist organization," according to The Associated Press. The city Board of Supervisors passed the resolution last week, with Supervisor Catherine Stefani saying she was moved to draft it following August’s shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. In the lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of California, the NRA accused the city of maintaining a blacklist, asking the court to "instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree."

Court vacates sentence for Rand Paul's neighbor, says it was too lenient

Court vacates sentence for Rand Paul's neighbor, says it was too lenient | 09 Sept 2019 | A federal appeals court on Monday vacated a 30-day prison sentence for a neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who assaulted him in 2017, ruling it was overly lenient and ordering a resentencing. In a 16-page opinion, Judge Jane B. Stranch of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, writes that the lower court where Rene Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress had "no compelling justification" for sentencing him far below federal guidelines...The opinion offers examples of other 30-day sentences for assaulting members of Congress and notes that the damage paled in comparison to that of Boucher, who broke five of Paul's ribs and caused injuries that later required part of Paul’s lung to be removed.

50 attorneys general launch antitrust investigation into Google

50 attorneys general launch antitrust investigation into Google [Yes!] | 09 Sept 2019 | A coalition of 50 attorneys general will be investigating Google for potential violations of antitrust law, a step that could potentially lead to a broad legal challenge to the company's market dominance [not to mention, *bias*]. The investigation, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine (D), was announced on the steps of the Supreme Court building Monday afternoon after months of rumors about states seeking to turn up the pressure on Silicon Valley.

Photo shows dramatic lightning strike behind Air Force One

Photo shows dramatic lightning strike behind Air Force One | 09 Sept 2019 | A lightning strike just behind Air Force One after President Trump arrived in Havelock, N.C., on Monday evening was captured in a dramatic photo taken by CNN. CNN politics supervising producer Steve Brusk first tweeted the photo with a caption saying the president had to cancel a scheduled tour of Hurricane Dorian damage because of the thunderstorms. "This was a lightning strike behind Air Force One shortly after he arrived," the tweet said.

Probe-happy Dems reconvene with raft of investigations aimed at toppling Trump

Probe-happy Dems reconvene with raft of investigations aimed at toppling Trump | 09 Sept 2019 | House Democrats are accelerating and expanding their Trump-focused investigations as they return from summer recess, as President Trump rejects the latest round of ethics complaints and his allies warn that the ever-multiplying probes could derail the Democrats' legislative agenda. In the latest major development, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., announced a vote for later this week that will essentially formalize the early stages of impeachment proceedings following weeks of confusion. A committee vote is scheduled for Thursday to set the rules for future hearings in its investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president.

9/11 mystery solved: World Trade Center building didn't collapse due to fire, study finds

9/11 mystery solved: World Trade Center building didn't collapse due to fire, study finds --One of the towers during the 9/11 terror attacks did not collapse due to a fire, a shocking study has claimed. | 08 Sept 2019 | The mystery surrounding the third [World Trade Center] tower known as Tower Seven (WTC7) has been central to many conspiracy theories because the skyscraper fell to the ground without being hit by a plane. The 47-storey third tower, located 110 meters (350 feet) away from the World Trade Centre, collapsed seven hours after the twin towers. Researchers have dismissed the findings of Government officials in 2008 that the building fell due to "uncontrolled building fires". Following an extensive four-year study at the University of Alaska, using four extremely complex computer models, Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Dr. Zhili Quan, and Professor Feng Xiao found the "fire did not cause the collapse"...Meanwhile, a leading conspiracy theorist has also dismissed the official's findings, Robert Korol, a civil engineering professor and joint author of the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, claims the destruction of the tower was caused by "controlled demolition".

Afghan peace talks dead 'for the time being' and US won't enter any agreement - Pompeo

Deep State wins again. Surprise, surprise! Afghan peace talks dead 'for the time being' and US won't enter any agreement - Pompeo | 08 Sept 2019 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that peace negotiations with Afghanistan's Taliban are dead and that Washington will not enter any future agreement without "commitments" from the militants. Appearing on a round of cable news shows Sunday morning, Pompeo told one of these, Fox News, that negotiations with the Taliban are dead "for the time being," adding that Washington is recalling its special envoy to Afghanistan to work out its next steps. Also appearing on CNN, Pompeo said that the US would not enter into any future agreement with the Taliban without "significant commitments" from the fighters, who now control more Afghan territory than at any point since the US invasion in 2001. [Wow! Looks like lots of wasted billions so the CIA could maintain its Afghan poppy fields and opium routes.]

Putin warned Bush about impending attack TWO DAYS before 9/11 - ex-CIA analyst

Putin warned Bush about impending attack TWO DAYS before 9/11 - ex-CIA analyst | 06 Sept 2019 | Russian President Vladimir Putin had called his US counterpart George W. Bush two days before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, warning about an imminent terrorist plot coming from Afghanistan, a former CIA analyst has revealed. The urgent warning coming from the Russian leader is mentioned in the book, The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe, released earlier this week and written by George Beebee, a senior Bush-era CIA analyst. The revelation by the former CIA operative appears to be yet more proof that Washington has been repeatedly warned about the attacks that ultimately happened on September 11, 2001. While the existence of a warning from Moscow has been public knowledge for years -- senior Russian intelligence officials spoke about them shortly after the attacks -- Beebee's book suggests that it was not limited to exchange between the intelligence agencies, and that Bush was warned by Putin personally.

Gabbard: Impeachment would only tear U.S. apart

Gabbard: Impeachment would only tear U.S. apart | 07 Sept 2019 | Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said in a new interview that she opposes an effort by dozens of House Democrats for an impeachment inquiry into the president, saying it would cause further divisions within the U.S. In an interview on "Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren," the 2020 candidate for president took a firm stance against impeachment, putting her at odds with other Democratic candidates for president including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). "I don’t [support impeachment,]" Gabbard said.

Nine US states launch probe into whether Facebook broke antitrust rules

Nine US states launch probe into whether Facebook broke antitrust rules | 06 Sept 2019 | Several state attorneys general united forces to investigate if the social media giant Facebook violated antitrust laws, hurting its users in the process. The prosecutors will check whether Facebook "stifled competition and put users at risk," said New York Attorney General Letitia James who is leading the probe. The attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia are also taking part in the probe.

U.S. military commits air support for Bahamas aid operation

U.S. military commits air support for Bahamas aid operation | 06 Sept 2019 | The Trump administration has requested "airlift and logistics support" from the Defense Department in its urgent support effort for the Bahamas, McClatchy has learned. USAID formally made the request of the Pentagon on Friday afternoon after conducting aerial and on-the-ground assessments of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this week.

Feds Order Apple and Google to Hand Over Names of 10,000 Users of a Gun Scope App

Feds Order Apple and Google to Hand Over Names of 10,000 Users of a Gun Scope App | 06 Sept 2019 | Own a rifle? Got a scope to go with it? The government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you. That's because Apple and Google have been ordered by the U.S. government to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds have asked the Silicon Valley giants for info on so many thousands of people in one sweep. According to a court order filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 5, investigators want information on users of Obsidian 4, a tool used to control rifle scopes made by night-vision specialist American Technologies Network Corp.

Liberal author begs 'normal people' not to wear sports teams' MAGA-like red caps: 'You're making everyone scared'

Liberal author begs 'normal people' not to wear sports teams' MAGA-like red caps: 'You're making everyone scared' | 06 Sept 2019 | An author who has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award received backlash on Twitter after likening President Trump's red "Make America Great Again" hats to the Nazi swastika -- and urging "normal people" (i.e., non-Trump voters) to avoid wearing any type of red hat, saying they'd be "making people scared" by doing so. The Chicago-based author, Rebecca Makkai, 41, made the remarks in a string of tweets beginning over the weekend and carrying into early this week. She also asked sports fans whose teams wear red hats -- such as the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals -- not to don that specific color cap in public...She also railed against parody MAGA hats if they, too, are red. "Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing "Make America Read Again" or whatever caps -- NO. You're making everyone scared. Don't do it," she wrote.

After Climate Forum, Biden Heads to a Fundraiser Co-Hosted by a Fossil Fuel Executive

After Climate Forum, Biden Heads to a Fundraiser Co-Hosted by a Fossil Fuel Executive | 04 Sept 2019 | The day after Joe Biden participates in CNN's climate forum in New York, the former vice president will head to a high-dollar fundraiser co-hosted by a founder of a fossil fuel company. Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Western LNG, a natural gas production company based in Houston, Texas, is co-hosting one of two high-dollar fundraisers Biden will attend in New York on Thursday. Western's major project is a floating production facility off the northern coast of British Columbia designed to provide Canadian gas to markets in northeast Asia. Goldman and Biden have deep ties: Goldman served as an adviser to Biden while he was in the Senate and was the northeast director of finance for Biden's 2008 campaign.

Ernst calls for Congress to fix [cut] Social Security 'behind closed doors'

Ernst calls for Congress to fix [cut] Social Security 'behind closed doors' | 05 Sept 2019 | Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Deep State troll-Iowa) said at a recent town hall that lawmakers should discuss changes to Social Security "behind closed doors," sparking criticism from Democrats and advocacy groups. Ernst made the comments Saturday, according to a video posted by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. The remarks began to receive wider attention after being reported by the news website Iowa Starting Line on Wednesday. Ernst, who is running for reelection in 2020, received pushback for her remarks on social media, including from one of her four Democratic challengers.

Bahamas death toll rises to 30 after Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas death toll rises to 30 after Hurricane Dorian | 05 Sept 2019 | The death toll in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian rose to 30, according to multiple reports. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told CNN about the increased fatalities Thursday evening. Previous reports indicated that 23 people had died due to the storm. The Bahamas's minister of health, Duane Sands, told The New York Times that the death count after the storm hit "could be staggering."

Hurricane Dorian closes in on the Carolinas, bringing tornadoes and flooding

Hurricane Dorian closes in on the Carolinas, bringing tornadoes and flooding | 05 Sept 2019 | The dangerous eyewall of Hurricane Dorian moved closer to the Carolinas Thursday evening as the storm brought fierce winds and destructive tornadoes to coastal regions in those states. Dorian, a high-end Category 2 storm with sustained winds up to 105 mph, was centered over the ocean some 45 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach by 6 p.m. ET, looking like it would move along the coast. The eyewall -- containing the storm's strongest winds -- could come so close that it doesn't technically make landfall, but conditions were worsening as the storm moved to the northeast at 10 mph. Hurricane conditions had already hit South Carolina and were expected in the Tar Heel state with the coming hours.

San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'

San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization' | 05 Sept 2019 | Unsettled by recent mass shootings across the nation, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution this week declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. The resolution was introduced by Supervisor Catherine Stefani on July 30, two days after a shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., in which three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured...Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the N.R.A. responded in a statement on Wednesday. "This is a reckless assault on a law-abiding organization, its members, and the freedoms they all stand for. We remain undeterred, guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to gun violence."

US service member killed in Kabul suicide car bomb attack

US service member killed in Kabul suicide car bomb attack --The US death is the 16th US service member to be killed in Afghanistan in 2019. | 05 Sept 2019 | A US service member was killed in a suicide car bomb attack Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan, at a checkpoint near NATO headquarters and the US embassy, a US military official with direct knowledge of the incident said. Another service member from Romania also was killed, the NATO-led coalition announced in a statement.

'It's a tip of an iceberg': Bulgarian journo reveals how US-purchased arms end up with ISIS in Yemen

'It's a tip of an iceberg': Bulgarian journo reveals how US-purchased arms end up with ISIS in Yemen | 05 Sept 2019 | Mortar shells shown in an Islamic State propaganda video have put a Bulgarian journalist on the scent of an alleged US-run arms shipping network supplying militants in the Middle East, she told RT in an exclusive interview. This story began back in June, when Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS [but still I-CIA-SIS]) terrorists in Yemen demonstrated several Serbian-made 82mm mortar shells in their propaganda video. Independent investigative journalist, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, believes that the deadly munitions ended up with the jihadists after going through US hands.

China, US agree to meet in October for trade talks

China, US agree to meet in October for trade talks | 04 Sept 2019 | U.S. and Chinese officials have agreed to meet in early October for a new round of negotiations amid the continuing trade war between the nations, officials from both nations said Wednesday night. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Liu He, Beijing's top trade negotiator, and they agreed on further talks in Washington D.C., with consultations to take place in mid-September to prepare, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced, according to CNBC, which was the first to report news of the meeting.

Hurricane Dorian's death toll rises to 21 as it charges up Southeast coast; may make landfall in Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian's death toll rises to 21 as it charges up Southeast coast; may make landfall in Carolinas | 04 Sept 2019 | Hurricane Dorian has killed at least 20 in the Bahamas, as well as an elderly man in North Carolina, as the powerful storm charges up the Southeast coast. Dorian, which restrengthened to a Category 3 hurricane late Wednesday, might make landfall as it inches closer to the Carolinas -- and South Carolina's governor is warning that the time to evacuate will soon be over. Dorian is now hovering just off the coast of Florida and southern Georgia, pummeling the Sunshine State to Savannah to South Carolina with rain.

Nunes files $9.9M suit against firm behind Steele dossier, saying it tried to obstruct Russia probe

Nunes files $9.9M suit against firm behind Steele dossier, saying it tried to obstruct Russia probe | 04 Sept 2019 | Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a $9.9 million federal conspiracy lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that the opposition research firm behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier coordinated with another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. The complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia, which named Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and the nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA), said the "smear" tactics kicked into action shortly after Simpson "lied" in his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017, as well as before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 2017. Fusion GPS and CfA's "racketeering activities," Nunes alleged, were "part of a joint and systematic effort to intimidate, harass, threaten, influence, interfere with, impede, and ultimately to derail" Republican investigators.

Biden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum

Biden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum | 04 Sept 2019 | Joe Biden had to play defense during CNN's climate town hall Wednesday, starting his portion of the night answering a question about news he would attend a fundraiser hosted by a former fossil fuel executive the following day. An audience member asked Biden about the scheduled fundraiser with Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Houston-based natural gas producer Western LNG. The meeting was first reported Wednesday by CNBC. Biden has signed the No Fossil Fuel Pledge, an agreement that his campaign would not accept donations from the fossil fuel industry or its executives.

DARPA unleashes anti-meme militia to fight 'polarizing' viral content, with apparent goal of eradicating dissent

DARPA unleashes anti-meme militia to fight 'polarizing' viral content, with apparent goal of eradicating dissent | 03 Sept 2019 | The Pentagon has unveiled an initiative to fight foment 'large-scale, automated disinformation attacks' by unearthing deep-fakes and other polarizing content - with the eventual goal of rooting out so-called 'malicious intent' entirely. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking software capable of churning through a test set of half a million news stories, photos, and audio/video clips to target and neutralize potentially viral information before it spreads. In DARPA jargon, the aim is to "automatically detect, attribute, and characterize falsified multi-modal media to defend against large-scale, automated disinformation attacks." "Polarizing viral content," however, includes inflammatory truths, and the program's ultimate goal seems to be to stamp out dissent.

Trump administration considers using Google, Amazon, and Apple to determine if a citizen should own a gun

Trump administration considers using Google, Amazon, and Apple to determine if a citizen should own a gun | 22 Aug 2019 | the Trump administration is [insanely] considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple [the Big Tech tyrants] to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director. HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which serves as the research arm for the Pentagon. [Trump is considering relying on disinformation agencies from the Google archipelago to curtail rights. --Michael Rectenwald]

Hurricane Dorian's devastation in the Bahamas revealed

Hurricane Dorian's devastation in the Bahamas revealed --The Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet of water | 03 Sept 2019 | After battering the Bahamas for more than a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian finally began to move away from the islands on Tuesday as the scope of the devastation began to emerge. Dorian's punishing winds and torrential rain have battered the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000...The Pentagon said Tuesday that 5,000 National Guard and 2,500 active-duty forces are ready to assist Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

Hurricane Dorian lashes Florida's Atlantic coast after decimating Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian lashes Florida's Atlantic coast after decimating Bahamas | 03 Sept 2019 | Hurricane Dorian closed in on the east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., around 8 p.m. Tuesday with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 mph, packing "life-threatening" storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm advisory update warned Florida’s central Atlantic coast could see damage as Dorian charges northward. In the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Bahamas, the Category 5 storm devastated the islands and killed at least seven people in its wake over the span of several days, officials said.

Beto O'Rourke wants to be REALLY clear he IS 'coming for your guns'

Beto O'Rourke wants to be REALLY clear he IS 'coming for your guns' | 02 Sept 2019 | Texas-born presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has vowed that if elected, he will implement a mandatory buyback of firearms, meaning the Americans will have to sell their AR-15s and AK-47s. The promise has inflamed conservatives. Former Texas Congressman, O’Rourke has made gun control a key issue in his 2020 platform, and has been one of the loudest public figures calling for tighter gun laws in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting in Odessa, Texas. Asked on Saturday whether he would go as far as to confiscate guns from American citizens if elected president, O'Rourke made his position clear. "I want to be really clear. That’s exactly what we're going to do," he told reporters.

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