[Daily Caller] Four of the seven memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote following his interactions with President Trump contained classified information, according to a new report.
The revelation, reported by The Hill, undercuts Comey’s claim during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last month that he believed that the information in the memos was unclassified.
It would also appear to undermine his criticism of Hillary Clinton regarding her decision to keep classified documents after leaving the State Department in 2013.
Officials who reviewed the memos told The Hill that four of the documents have been marked by the FBI as containing information classified as both "Confidential" and "Secret."
Comey has said that he memorialized his personal meetings and phone conversations with Trump because he felt uneasy about the circumstances of their encounters. Their first one-on-one meeting was a private dinner at the White House on Jan. 27. The pair also talked privately in the Oval Office on Feb.
[DailyMail] A pregnant woman was shot and lost her baby after gunmen opened fire on her gender reveal party.
Seven others, including three children, were also shot at the party in Cincinnati, Ohio, at around 11pm on Saturday night.
Another woman died at the scene.
Survivors later told how two gunmen burst through the front door of the house and opened fire on the group.
Hours earlier, the mother-to-be learned she was expecting a baby boy. She thanked all of her friends and family online for helping her celebrate the special occasion before the party took a tragic turn. More at the link
I've been told Cincinnati is a pretty violent place, though I've never seen it.
[AJC] Once again, actor Shia LaBeouf had been arrested on charges of public drunkenness, this time in Savannah.
According to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office booking log, LaBeouf, 31, was arrested at 4 a.m., Saturday by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. According to Savannah police, LaBeouf tried to bum a cigarette from a bystander and a Savannah police officer in City Market. When neither the officer nor the bystander would give him one, he started cursing and hurling vulgarities in front of other people at the popular tourist destination. The officer told LaBeouf to leave, but LaBeouf got “aggressive” with the officer, according to police.
The officer tried to arrest LaBeouf, but LaBeouf turned around and ran into a hotel lobby. Police chased him and arrested him there.
In addition to being charged with public drunkenness, he was also charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction. His bond was set at $7,000. The actor has been arrested before for drunken behavior, in New York three years ago and in California for drunken driving in 2008, according to TMZ. More than that, and not just for intoxication. And according to the Sun, "his war movie Man Down made just £7 at the UK box office in its opening weekend".
"Actually, no, I don't know who you are."
"Lebouf...I was in that Indiana Jones movie..."
"Get the f out of my face with that. Office! you know who this is."
"No; he bothering you?"
"Shia! Motherffffg! Lebeouf!"
"Ohhh, boy you are under arrest for public indecency."
[Daily Caller] The Church of England voted Sunday to consider holding special services when a member of the congregation announces a new gender identity or undergoes gender transformation.
The vote took place during the Church of England’s general synod meeting which began Friday. England’s bishops voted 30-2 in favor of the services, which clergymen said would help those who "suffer from transphobia," the BBC reported Sunday.
The vote called the House of Bishops "to consider providing some nationally commended liturgical materials which may be used in parish churches and chaplaincies to provide a pastoral response to the need of transgender people to be affirmed following their long, distressing, and often complex process of transition."
The synod also voted Saturday to ban conversion therapy for LGBT Christians, arguing that the Bible does not condemn gender transition or homosexuality.
"As the world listens to us, the world needs to hear us say that LGBT orientation and identity is not a crime," said the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu. "LGBT orientation and identity is not a sickness. And LGBT orientation and identity is not a sin."
Clergy members voted 127-28 in favor of the changes, and the general congregation members voted 127-48.
"I hope that we can make a powerful statement to say that we believe that trans people are cherished and loved by God, who created them, and is present through all the twists and turns of their lives," Reverend Chris Newlands, who proposed the motion, said.
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
James Hacker: Humphrey, what's a Modernist in the Church of England?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Ah, well, the word "Modernist" is code for non-believer.
James Hacker: You mean an atheist?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: No, Prime Minister. An atheist clergyman couldn't continue to draw his stipend. So, when they stop believing in God, they call themselves "Modernists".
James Hacker: How could the Church of England suggest an atheist as Bishop of Bury St Edmunds?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well, very easily. The Church of England is primarily a social organization, not a religious one.
James Hacker: Is it?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Oh yes. It's part of the rich social fabric of this country. So bishops need to be the sorts of chaps who speak properly and know which knife and fork to use. The sort of people one can look up to.
This fall a committee which was formed on the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution to investigate the murder of the Rissian imperial family will begin to publish all data related to the incident this fall, according to the Russian language website pravoslavie.ru
Several conferences will be convened in Saint Petersburg in which various forensic and other experts will be questioned as to their findings.
The Romanovs were being held by the Bolsheviks. The Czech Legion, unaware of this, approached the hiding place on their long trip to Siberia and home. The Bolsheviks panicked and murdered them. End of story.
Clearly I'm not smart enough to be European. After carefully tracing all that with my finger and moving my lips as I read, I completely do not understand who currently would inherit the throne if it were reestablished, and why it isn't the other guy.
[The Hill] President Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France for Bastille Day in mid-July.
"President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.
"The two leaders will further build on the strong counter-terrorism cooperation and economic partnership between the two countries, and they will discuss many other issues of mutual concern."
He will participate in the 14 July ceremonies: The USA are the guest of honour as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US commitment to WWI.
The following units will participate in the parade on the Champs Elysees:
1st Infantry Division, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 7th Army Training Center, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Air Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Europe , U.S. Marine Forces Europe. Major Nichols will lead the US detachment. He will be followed by five soldiers dressed in WWI « Sammies » uniforms.
USAF participation : the Thunderbirds followed by two F22. The French Escadrille La Fayette will also be there (hope that the in flight TV crews can show the superb commemorative artwork on these "Mirage 2000" aircraft.
Big thing ! With luck, it will be re-broadcast on a USA channel
[IsraelTimes] Nearly 500 copperswere maimed in festivities with protesters during the G20 summit, officials say, after fresh riots broke out overnight.
Violence continued to rage after G20 leaders returned home yesterday, with far-left protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles into the early morning hours, according to police.
Demonstrators gathered after the close of the summit in the Schanzen district, a stronghold for hard boyz which was the site of multiple confrontations since Thursday.
Armed with glass bottles and targeting vehicles, many of which they set on fire, the protesters were pushed back by officers, using water cannons and tear gas, police said on Twitter.
At a news conference, the head of operations for Hamburg police, Hartmut Dudde, said 476 officers had been injured since Thursday in a deployment of more than 20,000 officers, and 186 people were detained. No accurate number for protesters injured was available.
Why not just shoot them, this will end the damaging protests quite quickly. Police are supposed to protect properties as well as lives.
If violence protestors becomes aware that they WILL be shot if they induct or perform acts of violence, I'm pretty sure they will either very quickly be on their best behaviors or simply not bother to show up.
[Reuters] A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire for southwest Syria held through the day, a monitor and rebels said on Sunday, in the first peacemaking effort of the war by the U.S. government under President Donald Trump.
The United States, Russia and Jordan reached the "de-escalation agreement," which appeared to give Trump a diplomatic achievement at his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Germany this week.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said "calm prevailed" in the southwest since the truce began at noon (0900 GMT) on Sunday despite minor violations.
Combatants briefly exchanged fire in Deraa province and in Quneitra around midnight, but this "did not threaten the ceasefire," said Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman.
Major Issam al Rayes, spokesman of the Southern Front coalition of Western-backed rebel groups, said "a cautious calm" continued into the evening.
"The situation is relatively calm," Suhaib al-Ruhail, a spokesman for the Alwiyat al-Furqan faction in Quneitra, said earlier.
Another rebel official, in Deraa city, said there had been no significant fighting. It was quiet on the main Manshiya front near the border with Jordan, which he said had been the site of some of the heaviest army bombing in recent weeks.
"Syrian ceasefire seems to be holding ... Good!" Trump tweeted on Sunday.
[Breitbart] The Jerusalem Post reports: The Mennonite Church USA’s decision to divest its holdings in companies profiting from Israel’s presence in the West Bank is antisemitic at its core, an evangelical litigation expert said.
"The resolution of the Mennonite Church USA is confusing and contradictory," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and president of Christians in Defense of Israel. Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom.
The church’s resolution, voted on last week in Orlando at the biennial national Mennonite convention, calls to speak out against antisemitism, cultivate relationships with Jewish communities in the US and to examine the role that the church played in the Holocaust. But the issue that has made the most noise is the directive to the Mennonite Church USA’s $3-billion Everence church fund to ensure that it avoids giving any economic support for "Israeli policies in the occupied territories."
The popular feminist narrative would have you believe that porn is largely consumed by men, and that depictions of violent -- or at least rough -- sex would be a primarily male-dominated interest.
This is untrue, states researcher Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who says that porn featuring violence against women is significantly more popular among women compared to men.
Based in the sample I've been exposed to, middle aged, college educated, upper middle class, suburban housewives with perfectly lovely husbands. I completely fail to understand the attraction. On the other hand, men are the target audience for the John Ringo Ghost books, so...
Gor g(r)omgoru - he slowly got stranger and stranger until he wrote actual sex psych books detailing imaginative love making fantasy to improve a woman's experience ... so I suspect his real audience was similar to that of Fifty Shades.
#9 Gor g(r)omgoru - he slowly got stranger and stranger until he wrote actual sex psych books detailing imaginative love making fantasy to improve a woman's experience ... so I suspect his real audience was similar to that of Fifty Shades.
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"Sir, the difference between you and the officer, is that the officer will, given the circumstances, sacrifice his life to protect mine. For that willingness, I am more than happy to make a small demonstration of my respect." - nuff said.
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.