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Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after US Internet giants (John Shinal/CNBC)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:20

John Shinal / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg's snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after US Internet giants  — Mark Zuckerberg went to Chicago this week to say that Facebook's new mission was to “bring people closer together” and “strengthen the social fabric.”  — Zuckerberg skipped a White House meeting …

John McEnroe says 'mediocre' Warhol ruined his sex life

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:18
McEnroe, 58, slammed the artist in his upcoming memoir, But Seriously , and claims Warhol interfered with his sex life because he would come too close to snap unflattering pictures of him

Man believed dead is alive - family buries wrong person after mix-up (Scott Schwebke/Orange County Register)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:15

Scott Schwebke / Orange County Register:
Man believed dead is alive - family buries wrong person after mix-up  —  “Your son is alive.”  —  Frank J. Kerrigan, 82, couldn't believe what he was hearing.  It was May 23, at night, and he clutched the phone at his home in Wildomar.  —  On the line was Bill Shinker, a long-time family friend.

The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility (United States Senator Mike Lee)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:15

United States Senator Mike Lee:
The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility  —  No, the Senate healthcare bill released yesterday does not repeal Obamacare.  It doesn't even significantly reform American healthcare.  —  It cuts taxes.  It bails out insurance companies.  It props up Obamacare through the next election.

Trump Blasts Obama on Alleged Russian Hacking: ‘Why Didn’t He Do Something About it?’ (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:10

President Trump blasted Obama for doing “nothing” about reports that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Recent reports claim that Obama knew about the ‘Russian hacking’ before the November 8th election so President Trump asked, “The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. … If he had the information, why didn’t he do something about it?”

Via Fox News:

President Trump: “I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in the interview set to air Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. … If he had the information, why didn’t he do something about it?”

Trump suggested the media has unreported the story, while has rigorous pursued allegations that his team colluded with Russia during the 2016 race, in which he upset Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.

The reason why Obama and the Democrats did nothing about the alleged Russian hacking is because it didn’t happen. The reason why the DNC refuses to hand over their servers to the FBI or DHS is because their computer systems weren’t hacked by the Russians. The Democrat party is completely inept and the Trump-Russia hoax is their way of distracting from the unmasking scandal and other crimes committed by the Obama administration.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Reports that Trump considering pulling out of peace talks 'nonsense,' US official says (Jerusalem Post)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:10

Jerusalem Post:
Reports that Trump considering pulling out of peace talks ‘nonsense,’ US official says  —  A Palestinian official claims Abbas is furious at American demands, accuses the US of taking sides.  —  US President Donald Trump is reportedly weighing whether to pull out of Israeli-Palestinian peace …

Expert fire crew brought in to battle Utah wildfire

UPI - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:05
Fire officials in Utah brought in an elite firefighting crew to battle a growing 37,560-acre blaze in the rural southwestern portion of the state.

Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah… never mind.

Hot Air - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:01

Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state.

Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of day seems to have given some of the legislators second thoughts and the plan has gone back on the shelf.

I recently reported that California Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single payer healthcare system within the state, had recently cleared a major hurdle by passing through a state legislative committee.

However, the measure died upon entering the California Assembly.

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.

Rendon announced late Friday afternoon that the bill, Senate Bill 562 by state Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), would not advance to a policy hearing in his house, making it all but certain the measure will not be acted upon this year.

“SB 562 was sent to the Assembly woefully incomplete,” Rendon said in a statement. “Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill, including the fact it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”

Really? The bill was “woefully incomplete?” Which part, exactly? I’m just taking a shot in the dark here, but it might be the bit about “financing, delivery of care, cost controls.” You mean you couldn’t figure out those details once it came out of committee?

While you consider that news, keep in mind that this is what the liberals in not only California but around the rest of the nation want to push on the entire country. And that attitude remains even after the dismal day when none other than the Washington Post threw in the towel and said that it might just sink the fiscal ship.

The government’s price tag would be astonishing. When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) proposed a “Medicare for all” health plan in his presidential campaign, the nonpartisan Urban Institute figured that it would raise government spending by $32 trillion over 10 years, requiring a tax increase so huge that even the democratic socialist Mr. Sanders did not propose anything close to it.

Single-payer advocates counter that government-run health systems in other developed countries spend much less than the United States does on its complex public-private arrangement. They say that if the United States adopted a European model, it could expand coverage to everyone by realizing a mountain of savings with no measureable decline in health outcomes, in part because excessive administrative costs and profit would be wrung from the system.

In fact, the savings would be less dramatic; the Urban Institute’s projections are closer to reality. The public piece of the American health-care system has not proven itself to be particularly cost-efficient.

Much of this is a problem of scale. The smaller the population of a given country or state and the more they are already used to socialist style control of all their assets, the easier it is to pull off something approaching single payer. (But even in Canada, with their tiny population and devoted socialist climate they’ve run into serious delivery problems, wait times and a hard time finding doctors.) When you crank it up to even the size of a state like California the balloon bursts quickly.

But fear not, California, because I HAVE A PLAN. Your problems will soon be a thing of the past. You know how west coast liberals are always preaching the evils of giving “tax cuts to the rich” and how the wealthiest among us should pay their fair share? Surely that applies at the state level also. With that in mind, I invite any California legislators to steal this idea from me at no cost and introduce the “Movie Star Single Payer Subsidization Act of 2017.”

Under this bold plan, every Hollywood Star, Writer, Director, Producer or Studio executive who earns more than two million dollars in a single year will generously forfeit all income in excess of that amount to fund a single payer health care system for the state. On top of that, the movie studios will be even more helpful. The profits from all films which exceed 25% of the production costs will go into the same fund. Just working off the back of a napkin here it seems to me that they could recover a nice chunk of that $400B this year alone with room to spare.

That may sound drastic, but I know what big fans of Barack Obama you all were for the last eight years, so let’s keep in mind what he said. At some point, you’ve made enough money, right?

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D’OH! NYT journo walks right into this ‘Obama’s legacy’ reminder from Adam Baldwin

Twitchy - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:01

New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker has examined how President Trump is threatening that which Obama left behind when he exited the White House in January:

Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy? – interesting read by @peterbakernyt https://t.co/Xf9IcPBWwY

— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) June 24, 2017

Read @peterbakernyt on Trump, a president steeped in nostalgia for another time, undoing Obama's legacy https://t.co/IItyXZZK4a

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 24, 2017

Brick by brick, Trump is trying to take a sledgehammer to Obama legacy. What will be left? https://t.co/178PEDQ7A2

— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 24, 2017

Can Trump destroy Obama’s legacy? TOO easy:

NYT: "Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?"https://t.co/r4xFfqbWon

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Heck, POTUS Trump *is* Obama's Legacy!

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— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) June 24, 2017

Ouch!

Isn't it pretty much destroying itself? At least what little there was of it.

— Nels (@debitking) June 24, 2017

“Pen & phone” orders can be easily undone with the same technique.

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Most Of England's Cops Don't Carry Guns — But They Might Start

Newsy - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:49

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After a string of terrorist attacks, Great Britain is considering arming its front-line police officers.

Unlike the U.S. or even fellow U.K. territory Northern Ireland, police in England and Wales generally don't carry weapons. Less than 5 percent are armed.

But attitudes about armed police appear to be changing. While a 2006 survey found 82 percent of police in Great Britain didn't want officers to be armed, a more recent survey of London's police force found just over half said they would carry a gun if asked.

SEE MORE: The UK Parliament Attacker Was Investigated For 'Violent Extremism'

England has seen several recent terror attacks, including one in which an attacker stabbed and killed an officer guarding Parliament.

Even if the police want more firearms, it would be difficult and costly to purchase and distribute the guns and train police to use them.

A spokesperson for the U.K.'s National Police Chiefs’ Council, which will make the final decision on if officers should have firearms, said: "These are early stage discussions, not yet at a phase of formal proposals."

In Health Care Attacks, Democrats Risk Inciting Further Violence (Joel B. Pollak/Breitbart)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:45

Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
In Health Care Attacks, Democrats Risk Inciting Further Violence  —  Democrats have settled on a grisly theme in their attacks on the Republicans' new legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: death.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted on Thursday: “I've read the Republican ‘health care’ bill.

Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Glastonbury in convoy of SUVs

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:43
Addressing tens of thousands of festival-goers in Somerset, the Labour leader pointed out a slogan that read 'build bridges, not walls', saying 'there's a message' for the US president.

The UK's Parliament Has Been Hit By A Cyberattack

Newsy - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:27

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Hackers tried to access user accounts on the U.K. Parliament's network Friday night.

House of Lords life peer Chris Rennard confirmed the attempt on Twitter, as did the House of Commons Press Office.

SEE MORE: Officials Confirm Some Russian Hacking Allegations As New Ones Come In

It wasn't immediately clear where the attack came from, but it followed a report from The Times that Russian hackers had gotten hold of government official's email addresses and passwords and traded them online.

Authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to determine the method of the attack. Initial reports are that it was a "sustained and determined" attempt to access "all parliamentary user accounts" to find weak passwords.

Blac Chyna in ambulance being rar-ended in her Rolls-Royce

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:25
According to witnesses on the scene, the Rob & Chyna star was driving her white Rolls-Royce at 2:30 am on Laurel Canyon Boulevard when she was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver.

Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' Is Now Facing A Copyright Lawsuit

Newsy - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:25

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"All Eyez on Me," a biopic about the rise of rapper Tupac Shakur, has been hit with a copyright-infringement lawsuit.

Pop culture writer Kevin Powell, who gained fame for his Vibe Magazine cover stories about the rapper, is suing the film's producers, writers and distributors. According to an announcement he made on Facebook, Powell claims that his stories were lifted without proper credit or compensation.

For the damages, Powell's lawyers say he is entitled to up to $180,000 "per broadcast" of the film.

The most compelling argument for copyright infringement is the film's inclusion of the character "Nigel," which Powell admitted was an embellishment he created for his articles.

The lawsuit is one of many issues the film is currently facing. Other hip-hop artists and close friends of Shakur are criticizing the film for its lack of authenticity.

SEE MORE: These Rappers Are Delivering The News In Their Own Way

Rapper 50 Cent called the film "trash," while hip-hop artist Scarface said the film left out important people that grew up with Shakur. Because of that, Scarface said it wasn't a "real 'Pac movie."

Jada Pinkett Smith, who grew up with Shakur, went to Twitter and said that her character was inaccurately written and that the portrayal of her relationship was "deeply hurtful."

Despite the film's controversies, "All Eyez on Me" grossed over $26 million domestically its first weekend — the third-biggest debut weekend ever for a film about rap.

Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation (Matthew Boyle/Breitbart)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:25

Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation  —  Another day, another very fake news story from the network President Donald Trump has identified as “very fake news.”  —  CNN's Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published …

‘Look, single payer’! MORE proof that Dems’ dream of gov’t-run ‘health care’ would be a nightmare

Twitchy - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:21

So, where's @SenSanders, @NancyPelosi or @SenWarren on this government run healthcare that has ACTUALLY killed people? https://t.co/8o4mhvHfZl

— F.A. Hayexplosives (@BryanExMachina) June 24, 2017

Yesterday, President Trump signed a VA reform bill designed to hold the bureaucracy more accountable:

Today President Trump signed a VA reform bill to make it easier to discipline and fire employees https://t.co/cuHP2meASc pic.twitter.com/RWlMRQu2I8

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 23, 2017

The renewed effort to fix the VA comes after a number of horror stories about wait lists and mismanagement, and now there’s this disturbing report outlining something that happened over two years ago:

Nearly 100 patients died waiting for care from the Los Angeles VA, new report finds https://t.co/VlAImraCM1

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 23, 2017

The report involves the Los Angeles VA in 2014 and 2015:

A new report by the VA inspector general shows 43 percent of the 225 patients who died between October 2014 and August 2015 at the Los Angeles VA were waiting for appointments or needed tests they never got. However, the report does not conclude these patients “died as a result of delayed consults.”

Terrible. Maybe those who are calling for the government to run the entire health care industry should at the very least wait for gov’t to demonstrate the capability to run the area they’re currently charged with before tackling the entire system:

Ain't government run healthcare grand?

— Anmarie (@LiberalHeretic) June 23, 2017

And dullards in the US want government-run, single-payer for everyone.

— Jeff Adams (@JeffRavensOs) June 24, 2017

Man if only we had government run healthcare! Oh wait…

— Malleus Frogicarum (@WokePresby) June 24, 2017

August 2014 to 2015 before people jump on Trump. But we got Sactuary cities. Smh. https://t.co/sNtX7ZAZux

— Mrs_Pinky85 (@mrs_pinky85) June 24, 2017

Lately it’s been Democrats accusing Republicans of trying to kill people with their health care bill, but maybe they should re-think their love of government-run health care:

Meanwhile Dems/leftists ignore this evidence while insisting #SinglePayer is a viable solution.#LiberalLogic https://t.co/kQLUp2rh6P

— #ExGOP Jorj X McKie (@jjs92285) June 24, 2017

Oh look, single payer.

— JLW (@vabeachmom) June 24, 2017

Why anyone is surprised that a 100% government and union run medical system kills people is a mystery to me https://t.co/nDYroEVyoo

— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) June 24, 2017

This is what you get with single-payer: people die waiting for care.@HillaryClinton @BernieSanders @SenSchumer @NancyPelosi https://t.co/9e6882zEOa

— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) June 24, 2017

Single payer, government run. See what the rest of us have to look forward to

— Phyliss Walker (@pdkwalk) June 24, 2017

"If you support single payer, you are literally killing people" https://t.co/607YiFleY3

— Juegos y los gatos! (@ArtrexisLives) June 24, 2017

Your preference for single-payer health care may be well-intended, but it's an undeniable fact people will die unnecessarily as a result. https://t.co/4Iws38gSK5

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 24, 2017

Somebody notify Hillary Clinton and the rest.

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Roger Stone to Headline Sunday’s ‘Rally Against Political Violence’ Alongside Wintrich, Fairbanks, Cernovich and More

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:15

Sunday, the Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich and Big League Politics’ Cassandra Fairbanks will take the stage to call for an end to political violence.

Wintrich and Fairbanks, along with numerous other right-wing figures, continue to call for the end of political violence. What is most disturbing about all of this is the fact that the left, a group dedicated to the integration and globalization of humankind, continue to call for prolonged violence and attacks against right-wing figures. The necessity to remain levelheaded and not stoop to their incredible lack of empathy is paramount at this point in time . . .

In that spirit, Cassandra will serve as Lucian’s backup at the speech Sunday and will help make sure all the relevant points are brought up and explained without any room margin of error.

Rally with us this SUNDAY! pic.twitter.com/5Ub78T5KFP

— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) June 22, 2017

This Sunday’s Rally Against Political Violence will feature everyone from Mike Cernovich, to Jack Posobiec, to Roger Stone, and you don’t want to miss out on all of the #MAGA excitement.

Ok. It’s happening. I’ll be doing my first public speaking ever with @lucianwintrich at the White House rally this Sunday.

— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) June 24, 2017

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