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ISIS crucifies and executes captives in ‘video game killing’
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
U.S. Steel Giant Charges That Chinese Government Stole Company Secrets
[Free Beacon] U.S. Steel Corp accused the Chinese government of hacking into a company computer to steal the blueprints for new lightweight steel technology so that Beijing-based auto producers could expand their reach into America.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that U.S. Steel filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission earlier this week accusing the Xi government of working on the behalf of Chinese auto companies to swipe proprietary plans for the new steel.

The Pittsburgh-based company alleges the hack infiltrated a researcher’s computer in 2011.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 03:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stop putting this stuff on the Internet maybe?
Posted by: gorb || 04/29/2016 23:35 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Trump Camp video
anon1. Don't try this again. This was a campaign video for a presidential candidate, so it must go into Opinion. Next time, your post will be deleted. Also, don't let there be a second time.
Posted by: anon1 || 04/29/2016 10:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh, good grief.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/29/2016 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Moved to P. 6: Seedy Politicians. This is a campagn video.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/29/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||


Howard Dean: Bobby Knight's Trump Endorsement a Difference Maker in Indiana
[Breitbart] Leading up to next week’s Indiana primary, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump got legendary Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight’s endorsement.

Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) reacted Thursday on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" to the Knight endorsement by saying Knight’s status in Indiana means his endorsement, unlike most, makes a real difference.

"It is the the same as Bear Bryant endorsing somebody in Alabama. I mean, [Knight] did more for Indiana basketball, which I have to say, is the biggest sport in Indiana by far. I do -- I agree, endorsements usually don’t make much difference. This one does."
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:


Tom Coburn Unleashes on Congress: '€˜America Doesn't Trust You Anymore.'
[Free Beacon] Tom Coburn, the former senator currently leading a movement for a Convention of States, unloaded on Congress during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Wednesday.

"America doesn’t trust you anymore. That’s the truth," Coburn said, appearing alongside the head of the Government Accountability Office during the hearing to discuss duplicative federal programs.

The GAO recently released its annual report, finding the federal government could save hundreds of billions of dollars just by consolidating duplicative programs.

Coburn, making his first appearance before the Senate since his farewell speech when retired in late 2014, pleaded with Congress to take action to reform government, simplify the tax code, and save taxpayers billions of dollars in the process.

Coburn is leading a movement of more than 1 million activists working to hold a Convention of the States, allowed by Article V of the Constitution, to force Congress to balance the budget. He said 10 of 34 states needed have passed resolutions so far.

"I would just tell you a little of my background this last year in 2015 I spent my time in 21 different states," Coburn told the committee. "And America doesn’t trust you anymore. That’s the truth. Because they don’t see the actions coming out of Congress that should be coming out."

"And that doesn’t mean that they’re right all the time, but you’ve lost their confidence," he said. "And that’s not one party, that’s both. And so when you have hundreds of billions of dollars that could be saved and aren’t, and they know it. You know, they actually read your reports. People online, and then they use social media, pass it around."

"The important thing is to restore the confidence in the country what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it and how you’re doing it," Coburn said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 02:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Culture Wars
Shimmy Shack's racial '€˜joke' on sign no laughing matter to many Asian-Americans
[Advocate] Sascha Bollag was running errands in Harahan on Tuesday when he saw a sign that made him turn his car around to see if he had actually seen what he thought he saw.

The sign for the Shimmy Shack restaurant on Dock Street was topped with a joke in plastic lettering: "What time does a Chinaman go to the dentist? Tooth a hurty!"

"I was very surprised," said Bollag, who lives in New Orleans. "Obviously, the term ’Chinaman’ is what caught my eye and upset me. That’s a term that I feel generally -- and say what you want about political correctness -- has not been acceptable in polite company for 30 years."

Shimmy Shack owner Jimmy Collings, however, said he often puts up jokes he considers harmless, "goofy stuff" and that he doesn’t consider the term or the stereotype invoked to be malicious or racist.

"It’s a joke my father told me when we were kids," he said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 09:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I drive by that sign every day. Bollag needs to get a life - his name doesn't even look Chinese so does he have standing to complain?
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/29/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  "That’s a term that I feel generally -- and say what you want about political correctness -- has not been acceptable in polite company for 30 years."
What a blithering idiot - are the terms Englishman & Frenchman also unacceptable 'in polite company'?
Posted by: Raj || 04/29/2016 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Sascha should shut up and simply not eat at the Shimmy Shack to teach them a lesson.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 10:39 Comments || Top||

#4  butthurt snowflakes are not "polite company"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/29/2016 12:48 Comments || Top||

#5  are the terms Englishman & Frenchman also unacceptable 'in polite company'?

If by 'polite company', you mean idiots, then the proper terms are Englishperson and Frenchperson. Unless you are talking about an American woman. Then the term is Vagino-American.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/29/2016 13:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Well I find the joke offensive for a couple of reasons. First it isn't funny. Second it doesn't get better with age.

But at least he didn't use a word that rhymes with ink. Although its a good bet his dad used ethnic identifiers begining with "n", "s", "p", "k", "f", "l" and "m". Let's be honest, most of us had parents or relatives that did.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/29/2016 21:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Like most entertainment around NawLins, you really need to be drunk to get it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/29/2016 22:25 Comments || Top||


Turn back the barbarians at our gates
By Marisa DeFranco

[LowellSun.com] Some years back, my husband and I went to a friend's house for dinner. She was married to a French man. We got into a discussion of Muslim nations and the rights of women.

The woman said that when she was in Morocco with her sister, they covered their heads for safety, but they did not like it.

The man insisted she should have done it happily, that she must respect Muslim practices.

I said I will never respect rank misogyny.

His retort? In a most haughty voice, he said, "What do you know about cuulltuuurre?"

My point, my husband's point and even my female friend's point could not get through his thick multi-cultural addled head. We will obey them if we are in their country, but only out of sheer self-preservation. We will hate every minute of subjugating our freedom to misogyny, and we will never afford a single shred of respect to any law that treats women as less than human.

Befitting the baby mentality of a dogmatic multiculturalist, he finally said while pointing his finger at each of us, "I am not talking to you, I am not talking to you, and I am not talking to you!" Then, he stormed out the door.

It's aggravating to be disrespected -- ah, irony -- by your dinner host, but at least it's not deadly.

President Barack Obama's stubborn refusal to condemn Islamic terrorism is just that: deadly.

His speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque mirrored Mr. Multicultural's screed. Obama uses an I'm-oh-so-much-more-worldly-than-you-plebes tone to lecture us about who is in danger. He's "heartbroken" about Muslim anxieties? Why isn't our American president heartbroken over the dead Americans, French and Belgians?
It is galling to watch this pandering to a particular faith, Islam, as if it is our job to be its therapist. Obama, you are not the therapist-in-chief. People's feelings get hurt all the time. Besides, no one is calling for anyone to hurt Muslims.

We are simply having an appropriate reaction to cause and effect.

Cause: Terrorism.

Effect: Dead Americans.

Cause: ISIS sending recruits here through our immigration system.

Effect: Islamic terrorism.

ISIS members are not Jewish, Christian, Catholic or Buddhist. They are Islamic. A perversion of it, to be sure, but facts are facts.

Of late, I see Democratic pundits saying ISIS is not an "existential" threat. Good for you, you know the "E" word. Now try learning the "C" word: Caliphate. What part of "caliphate" do Obama and leftist Democrats not understand?

How many more people must be slaughtered before our leaders wake up and smell the carnage?

Nothing America is doing is creating terrorists. We could have an even-more-open-door policy on immigration. Hand out $100,000 a year to all Muslim immigrants. And open a 24-hour mosque in the White House and in every state's capitol building. ISIS, al Qaeda, al Shabab etc., still will kill us.

How do our leaders get it so wrong?

The fact that ISIS and al Qaeda dress their cause up in religion matters little to the end game, except in one dangerous way: It lures our leaders to do exactly what those on the left are doing -- hurling insults against those of us who want to protect America as an existing sovereign nation and an ideal.

As a sovereign nation, our laws dictate against murder and mayhem in the name of religion, not the other way around.

This is what I know about American culture, Mr. Multicultural. If you want to live in a place where all things such as terrorism, child brides, sex-trafficking, female genital mutilation, sex-selective abortions, rampant anti-Semitism and beheadings of dissenters are respected practices, you have lots of countries from which to choose.

But we will not let America morph into such a place. E pluribus unum isn't just some jargon on our coins. It actually means something: out of many, one. One unified culture that respects life, liberty, and the freedom of and from religion.

The barbarians will never be able to change what America stands for.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IMO, first we must deal with the quislings within.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/29/2016 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have been done when the Wall came down. Now we reap the consequences for turning the other cheek.
Posted by: P2Kontheroad || 04/29/2016 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Both P2K and G are correct.

George Bush Sr. was, to paraphrase Patton, in the right place, at the right time, with the right instruments to defund the left and destroy them in the U.S. when the wall came down. They would have howled like scalded cats regarding the loss of their public funding, but the mood of the country was such that they would have eventually been shouted down and been forced to find work elsewhere.

Twenty five years on, this failure of Bush to de-communize, in the manner that Truman de-Nazified, can be seen as one of, if not the most, horrible failures to act decisively in domestic policy in U.S. history. It may turn out to have been an existential failure.
Posted by: no mo uro || 04/29/2016 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Bush had no control whatsoever on the internal policy of the German government. No more than Roosevelt had over the Nazi government in the 1930s.
Posted by: Grins Snese4215 || 04/29/2016 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  WRT Bush.....I wasn't referring to Germany. I was referring to the U.S.
Posted by: no mo uro || 04/29/2016 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Bush Sr missed many opportunities, that is why he was not re-elected. I don't vilify him but I'll never understand anyone that puts him up on a pedestal. He didn't understand or believe in Reagan's policies and allowed them to wither when he could have doubled down and made the world a much better place.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/29/2016 10:37 Comments || Top||

#7  The oddest thing about this is the fact that the Lowell Sun is a well known Massachusetts news paper.

If people up here are starting to catch on there might be a smidgen of hope after all.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/29/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Belgrade, when the walls came down.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/29/2016 14:09 Comments || Top||



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  ISIS crucifies and executes captives in ‘video game killing’
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  Turkish artillery shells missile launchers, kills 11 ISIL militants
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