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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day."

via freebeacon.com

San Diego is on the list I'm sure.

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Three dead in central Fresno shooting spree; suspect caught, linked to Motel 6 slaying | The Fresno Bee

Three people were shot and killed after a man went on a shooting spree Tuesday in Fresno, randomly shooting at four white men, killing three, before he was taken into custody, police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, is also suspected in the fatal shooting of a security guard outside a Motel 6 on Blackstone Avenue in central Fresno Thursday. He is facing four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, Dyer said. He said Muhammad had expressed dislike of whites in Facebook posts; all of the victims were white. Dyer called it a “random act of violence.”

via www.fresnobee.com

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Easter & Shroud of Turin: ‘Nothing Is Impossible with God’ | National Review

That the burial cloth of Jesus is still extant, lying in an underground vault in northwestern Italy, is astonishing. More so is that Jesus rose from the dead. Now add the further wonder that is the Shroud, which, if many of those who have studied closely are correct, is an image of Jesus at the moment of his resurrection.

via www.nationalreview.com

Well, this is all very strange.

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Facebook and the Murderer - The New Yorker

This week, Facebook is reeling from the latest shock delivered by Facebook Live: an apparent murder recorded in the Glenville area of Cleveland last Sunday and then posted to the platform. More than a thousand people viewed the video before Facebook removed it. In it, a man whom police have identified as Steve Stephens approaches an elderly shopper, apparently at random. Stephens seems to be narrating the events he is recording for the benefit of a woman with whom he is angry; the video is presented as a cruel message to her. Stephens asks the shopper to speak the woman’s name. He then shoots him dead.

via www.newyorker.com

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Facebook and the Murderer - The New Yorker

This week, Facebook is reeling from the latest shock delivered by Facebook Live: an apparent murder recorded in the Glenville area of Cleveland last Sunday and then posted to the platform. More than a thousand people viewed the video before Facebook removed it. In it, a man whom police have identified as Steve Stephens approaches an elderly shopper, apparently at random. Stephens seems to be narrating the events he is recording for the benefit of a woman with whom he is angry; the video is presented as a cruel message to her. Stephens asks the shopper to speak the woman’s name. He then shoots him dead.

via www.newyorker.com

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Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

Whatever the merits of hawking anti-Trump shirts and uber-progressive talking points in Grand Prairie, Texas, the fact that Perez feels the need to embark on such a tour with Sanders and Ellison in tow speaks volumes about the transformation of the Democratic Party under Obama.

Put simply, this is Sanders’ party now. The avowed socialist’s insurgent presidential campaign last year exposed a sclerotic Democratic Party leadership woefully out of touch with its progressive base—a base that was at times openly hostile to the party’s designated heir apparent, Hillary Clinton, and completely uninterested in appeals to the white working class.

via thefederalist.com

This is very strange.

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Britain's Prime Minister Calls For June Snap Election | RealClearWorld

LONDON (AP) -- In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union.

via www.realclearworld.com

Theresa May and Angela Merkel look like they were separated at birth.

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Calexit choke: Leader likes living in Russia better - Hot Air Hot Air

Louis Marinelli wrote that his Yes California secession movement was “about California taking its place in the world, standing as an equal among nations.” It seems that Marinelli has found his place in the world, and it’s not in California or the US. Marinelli now plans to live permanently in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from where he led the referendum drive to get California to declare its independence. Marinelli announced yesterday that he’s withdrawing the petition to get on the spring 2019 ballot:

via hotair.com

I hear Yekateringburg is very nice this time of year.

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China increases diplomatic pressure to rein in ally as Trump menaces

No solid evidence has yet emerged that China is acting on or cajoling its only ally, North Korea, to halt or relinquish its march towards long-distance nuclear attack capacity.

But the Trump administration is signalling that at the recent summit with President Xi Jinping, and in conversations since, Chinese leaders have indicated privately their readiness to push Pyongyang more heavily in return for an American abandonment of earlier plans for a trade war.

via www.theaustralian.com.au

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Sweeping change at DOJ under Sessions | TheHill

In just two months as the nation’s top cop, Sessions has moved quickly to overhaul the policies and priorities set by the Obama administration. 

He has rolled back protections for transgender students that allowed children to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity and rescinded plans to phase out the federal government’s use of private prisons.

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He called for a review of reform agreements, known as consent decrees, reached with local police departments to address allegations of misconduct. Many of the consent decrees were drafted in response to fatal shootings by police.

Sessions has made immigration enforcement a top priority. Late last month he put “sanctuary cities" on notice, announcing that grant money would be withheld from state and local governments that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities and turn over undocumented immigrants arrested for crimes.

via thehill.com

I can imagine.

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