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LIZ JONES: Ban the MANBUN!

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:36
The Ken doll, once the bastion of muscular masculinity, who made his debut as Barbie’s boyfriend way back in 1961, has been given a 21st Century makeover, writes LIZ JONES.

Guns, Ammo, and Drugs Seized in German Anti-Terror Police Raid of Far-Right Paramilitary Camps

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:25

Guns, weapons, and drugs were among the items seized from a web of far-right extremist paramilitaries in the forests of Germany.

13 of the known suspects were part of the group and they included figures from an “internationally active right-wing movement”. Short and long-range guns, ammo, and various types of weaponry were discovered during a recent raid.

Police also discovered various far-right propaganda materials at 14 properties in Thuringia, Erfurt, and Göttingen in Lower Saxony.

Independent reports:

A spokesperson said the operation targeted a “criminal organisation” accused of setting up paramilitary training camps in the region’s forests, adding: “Some of the suspects are believed to be members of an internationally-active right-wing extremist movement, which aims to abolish the social and governmental order of Germany and other European states.”

The raids were coordinated by Germany’s GSG 9 counter-terror force, supported by police from six states. Authorities did not confirm whether the group was plotting an attack.

During the searches, a man who was not originally under investigation was arrested for attacking and injuring two officers.

Another suspect was arrested for using symbols of “unconstitutional organisations” – a phrase frequently used by Germany authorities to refer to Nazi-era memorabilia and symbols including the swastika.

Officials said the suspect found with “numerous” guns was believed to be a member of the so-called Reichsbürger movement, which claims the current German state is illegitimate and is alleged to have neo-Nazi links.

Police are now investigating whether to withdraw his firearms licence.

A Reichsbürger shot a police officer dead during a raid in Bavaria in October, shocking Germany and prompting a government crackdown on resurgent far-right groups.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin marries Scottish fiancee

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:23
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, 54, wed his Scottish actress fiancee Louise Linton, 36, at a lavish ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday evening.

Johnny Depp 'aware' he illegally took dogs into Australia

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:13
Johnny Depp was 'fully aware that he was illegally bringing his dogs into Australia' and allegedly lied to authorities when he told him it was accidental, according to his former business managers.

China and US want to denuclearize North Korea

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:10
China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be 'complete, verifiable and irreversible,' Chinese state media said on Saturday.

Madrid terror suspect 'celebrated Manchester attack'

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:00
Suspect Rachid El Omari's sick comments came to light as a Spanish judge sent him to prison following a court quiz.

LIZ JONES: Kate's racy lacy dress? It gets a fashion tick

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:58
The Duchess of Cambridge turned up at Royal Ascot last week in a see-through lace dress. LIZ JONES reviews which celebrities have got the shear trend right and who have missed the mark.

Bernie Sanders and wife Jane hire lawyers for fed probe

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:57
Bernie Sanders and his wife have hired lawyers after a federal probe was launched into whether Jane Sanders falsified documents to secure a loan for the now-defunct Burlington College.

Actor who played assassin of Trump-like Caesar tells of cast 'exhaustion and fear' (Oliver Milman/The Guardian)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:45

Oliver Milman / The Guardian:
Actor who played assassin of Trump-like Caesar tells of cast ‘exhaustion and fear’  —  Corey Stoll, who took role of Marcus Brutus in New York production of Julius Caesar targeted by rightwing protesters, ‘exhaled and sobbed’ after final show … Corey Stoll, the actor who played …

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire (Jeff Brady/NPR)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:45

Jeff Brady / NPR:
Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire  —  The type of siding or “cladding” used on the Grenfell Tower in London — and suspected in the massive fire that killed dozens of residents — is not allowed on the exterior of tall buildings across most of the U.S.

Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape (National Post)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:45

National Post:
Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape  —  Without intending to, Twitter's culture warriors have created a sort of crowdsourced ideological autocracy and paradoxically, it's left-wingers who are often targets

Texas Trump Supporter Buys Billboard to Bash ABC News: ‘Too Much Misinformation’ (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:42

Texas Trump supporter Kyle Courtney bought a billboard to bash ABC News over their “unfair” and “excessive” coverage of the Russia investigation.

The Boerne, Texas resident has the following message on his billboard:

“I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”

Courtney told Fox & Friends that he “just watched too much misinformation” and felt he’s remained the same and the station changed.

“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas, but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man . . . I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.”

Courtney stated, “It started when they started telling us to hate George Bush . . . and then they hand me this Barack Obama on a silver platter . . . I don’t have anything against Barack Obama,” Courtney continued, he simply felt that ABC News made Bush out to be the “antichrist” and Obama out to be the “savior”.

You can watch Courtney’s appearance on Fox & Friends below:

Kyle Courtney: “I just watched too much misinformation.” https://t.co/nftUswdPSU pic.twitter.com/vBDU1Pmqbk

— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 24, 2017

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Russia's World Cup team under investigation for doping

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:24
The Mail on Sunday has established that the entire team in the picture – indeed the entire Russian squad for Rio 2014 – is under investigation by FIFA.

Professor says Otto Warmbier ‘got what he deserved’

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:17
University of Delaware adjunct professor Katherine Dettwyler wrote on her personal Facebook Tuesday, one day after Otto Warmbier's tragic death, that he 'got exactly what he deserved.'

Video of gaming police officer discussing shooting removed

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:16
The Seattle police department video posted Wednesday showed Sergeant Sean Whitcomb discussing the death of Charleena Lyles, 30, after she was shot dead by police in her apartment.

Crybaby Actor Who Played ‘Trump Assassin’ in Julius Caesar Play Says Pro-Trump Protesters Left Him ‘Sobbing’

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:16

Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in the Julius Caesar ‘Trump assassination’ play said he ‘exhaled and sobbed’ after the final show because of the pro-Trump protesters had repeatedly interrupted their performance.

The UK Guardian:

Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in a New York production of Julius Caesar that was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Donald Trump protesters, has written of the fear such actions engendered among a cast left “exhausted and nervous” by the time of the final show, in Central Park last Sunday.

The interruptions escalated when Loomer took to the stage, although Stoll said the actors were met with a “thunderous standing ovation” when they decided to simply continue the play.

“In our last two performances, the security increased again, and the moment before the assassination became meta-theatrical,” he wrote. “As the conspirators covertly moved in on Caesar, I wondered how many eyes were on us, at the same time, waiting for their own cue?”

By the final show, Stoll said, the cast was “exhausted and nervous” and security again had to deal with a protester, who attempted to invade the stage and shouted “I’m sick of your bullshit!.” Stoll said that after the show he “exhaled and sobbed” backstage.

Leftists like Kathy Griffin and these Julius Caesar actors can portray violent ‘art’ celebrating the death of President Trump, but start crying and play victim when conservatives confront them. It’s unbelievable. Leftists are complete cowards. It’s about time conservatives fight fire with fire.

H/T Vessel News

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US tourist shot while vacationing in Turks and Caicos

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:14
Kevin Newman, a resident of Smiths Station, Alabama, was listed in serious condition on Saturday after police in Turks and Caicos said he was robbed at gunpoint and shot several times.

Supreme Court retirement watch Bingo is all the rage

Hot Air - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:01

The annual summer ritual has begun. For most Americans it involves a trip to the lake, a cookout or some fireworks. But in the world of political punditry it signals the beginning of the Supreme Court recess and the question of whether or not any of the justices are preparing to bail out on the job and go spend some well deserved time with their families. This year, according to CNN, the smart money is betting on swing justice Anthony Kennedy.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation.

Will he stay or will he go?

The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either personally or though intermediaries to set the record straight on whether he will step down.

Helping drive the speculation, dozens of Kennedy’s former clerks are traveling to Washington to participate in a private clerk reunion that occurs regularly — and many of them wonder if it will be their last chance to meet with him while he is still on the bench.

Sources close to Kennedy say that he is seriously considering retirement, but they are unclear if it could occur as early as this term.

Aside from his age, it’s tough to say why all the focus is on Kennedy. We’re so used to hearing stories out of the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN these days that are based on “anonymous sources” that nothing surprises us much anymore. But this is one case where CNN is coming right out and telling you that this particular report is based on … no sources at all. There’s not one report of Kennedy saying he’s seriously considering retiring on the record. Or off the record. Or of anyone else claiming to have heard him say it. He’s just one of the more likely suspects because of his age and the fact that the Notorious RBG has made it fairly clear that she’s running up the high score record on the Supreme Court pinball machine and will be putting some space between herself and the next possible challenger. She’s also the only one who has had any serious health concerns, and she has thankfully put them behind her by the Grace of God.

But whether it were to be Kennedy or Ginsberg who retired, the effect would be almost the same. Ginsberg would be more of seismic shock because she always votes with the liberal block. But at least you know what’s coming. Kennedy is the wildcard, as he’s proven on so many occasions. Fairly solid on Second Amendment issues, but a frequent disappointment to social conservatives. If he were to be replaced with somebody on Trump’s remaining short list from the campaign, many of the unpleasant surprises would be gone. (Which I brought up in detail earlier today in a column about property rights and his latest disappointment on that front.)

But we have the system that we have for better or worse. Kennedy earned his spot in that seat and the Constitution says he can keep it for as long as he likes. If he’s ready to go at his age, nobody could criticize him for it (though many on the Left will anyway) and all we can do is thank him for his service and wish him a happy retirement with his family. I think Gorsuch showed us that under the current rules the Democrats won’t be able to stop Trump’s next nominee. But until Kennedy actually says something himself it’s still business as usual.

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