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Mother says doctor brought up assisted suicide option as sick daughter was within earshot

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:08 GMT

A St. Anthony, N.L., mother who claims she was told by a doctor that assisted suicide was an option for her adult daughter says she wants an apology from Labrador-Grenfell Health, in part because the 25-year-old could hear the conversation. Sheila Elson's 25-year-old daughter, Candice Lewis, has several medical conditions, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy and chronic seizure disorder. During a hospital stay in St. Anthony last November, when Lewis was very sick, Elson said a doctor told her that her daughter was dying and that she had the option to end her life...

Scaramucci Attacks Media for Reporting on News That He Leaked

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:44:07 GMT

Scaramucci Attacks Media for Reporting on News That He Leaked BY: Alex Griswold July 25, 2017 12:27 pm White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci slammed the media for reporting on a leaked firing, despite the fact he was the one who leaked it in the first place. Scaramucci was asked by reporters on the White House driveway Tuesday about the reported firing of assistant press secretary Michael Short, the Hill reported. "This is the problem with the leaking," Scaramucci said. "This is actually a terrible thing." "Let's say I'm firing Michael Short today," he continued. "The fact that you guys...

Hateful Leftists Attack Sarah Sanders

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:32:16 GMT

RUSH: Have any of you heard of a guy named Ira Madison? Ira Madison writes at The Daily Beast. He’s African-American. This guy has said things about Sarah Huckabee Sanders that ought to have everybody up in arms. The left has told us for how many years? “You’re not supposed to criticize people’s appearance. They can’t help it! You’re not supposed to do it, especially women. You’re not supposed to comment on the way women look! Especially now in the era of feminism, you just can’t do that.” But this guy has likened Sarah Huckabee Sanders to a drag queen....

Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:23:08 GMT

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president. The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health. The impetus for the email was “belief in the...

Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:43 GMT

June 8, 2017 Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People? by Dr Jerry Bergman In a recent article at Live Science, Laura Geggel asks, “Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?” She claims that “For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.”[i] How they could know this, since IQ tests and other means of measuring intelligence were only developed at the start of the last century, was not answered. Another problem is many kinds of intelligence exist, such as doing well on paper and pencil tests, or...

Fox News host ‘targeted’ in ambush at Brooklyn bar

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:03:13 GMT

A Fox News host was ambushed while attending her pal’s campaign event in Brooklyn Monday night — doused head to toe with a bottle of water. The assault against Kat Timpf, a libertarian co-host on “Fox News Specialists,” occurred at Union Pool in Williamsburg, where her friend and Brooklyn Borough president hopeful Ben Kissel was hosting the event, which coincided with his birthday. In a series of tweets, a shaken Timpf, 28, said the attack was targeted. An unknown guy “walks in, clearly here because he knows I’m here, dumps an entire 1.5 liter bottle of water on me, first...

How the LGBT Movement Used Fake Science to Push Gay Marriage

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:54:57 GMT

In his book 32 Yolks, Eric Ripert, head chef and owner of Michelin three-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, tells the story of his parents’ divorce when he was 5 years old: I went from being a happy kid to a kind of pint-sized depressive. From the time I was 5 until I went away to cooking school and for many years after, I was rarely truly happy — just different degrees of sad. Ripert says that from the moment his parents split up, when he was with his mother, he missed his father; when he was with...

Boehner Admits Behind Closed Doors: Republicans Will Never Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:50:33 GMT

Former House Speaker, John Boehner said the GOP won't be able to repeal and replace Obamacare at a closed-door tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV Friday.John Boehner told a private crowd that Obamacare will never be repealed or replaced by the GOP because Americans and state officials are used to it in a video obtained by The Washington Post.Boehner also warned that Republicans will get annihilated in 2018 midterm elections if they fail to pass healthcare and tax legislation."Here we are, seven months into this year, and yet they've not passed this bill. Now, they're never...they're not going to repeal and...

Warrant: Woman slapped squad car before cop fatally shot Ruszczyk

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:47:43 GMT

Before Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shot Justine Ruszczyk through the open driver's side window of his squad, a woman had approached the back of the patrol car and "slapped" it, according to a court document filed Monday. Authorities say Ruszczyk, who also used the surname Damond, called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home. She called again 10 minutes later to check on the status of the responding officer's arrival. Soon after, she was shot. A search warrant was filed by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators to look at the...

US ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat close by

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:42 GMT

A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat that came within 150 yards of it in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a defense official familiar with details of the incident. The officials said the Iranian boat approached and came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt, a US Navy patrol ship. The USS Thunderbolt was accompanied by the USS Vella Gulf, which is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other US Coast guard vessels at the time. The Iranians did...

Senate votes to open debate on health care reform -- live updates

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:11 GMT

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to take up health care reform, which will require 51 votes to open debate.  It's unclear what any final product will look like if that first procedural vote is successful. The first vote is intended to open debate on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP-sponsored Obamacare replacement plan that passed the House of Representatives in May. Republicans need 51 votes to proceed to the legislation, which would then be subjected to what is expected to be a lengthy amendment process. Democrats are united in their opposition to the legislation,...

Muslim worshipers still refusing to enter Temple Mount

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:29:45 GMT

Despite the removal of metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount, Muslim worshipers are still refusing to enter the compound due to the presence of the newly installed smart-cameras at the site. The worshipers said that they refused to enter the holy place if security cameras and other sensors and security equipment put in place over the last ten days remained in place.

Jordan releases video showing US troops surrendering before deadly shooting

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:25:53 GMT

A Jordanian military guard hunted down and ruthlessly killed three U.S. Special Forces soldiers as the men held their hands up in surrender, newly released video of the controversial November incident shows – contradicting the Jordan military’s original claim the American troops didn’t follow proper protocol when trying to enter the military base. Security camera footage released Monday revealed details of the Nov. 4 shooting at King Faisal Air Base in southern Jordan where Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27, were gunned down. The video had previously...

Focus on Fusion GPS

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:31 GMT

Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are testifying this week to various congressional committees investigating allegations of Russian influence in last year’s presidential election. These are very high-risk, high-profile events in the Left’s efforts to nullify the election results. One person who did not lose sleep last night is Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the left-wing opposition research company that produced the now infamous Trump/Russia dossier. Simpson was subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify Wednesday. But his attorney informed committee leaders that Simpson would be “asserting his Fifth Amendment...

Can the US get a foot in Vietnam’s door?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:57:11 GMT

The China-Vietnam relationship might be less complicated than Washington would wish, despite BeijingÂ’s recent threat to use force against Hanoi to stop drilling in the South China Sea. Interestingly, there was nothing in the 31 May joint statement issued by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that would commit the US to assisting Hanoi in its current dealings with Chinese threats. Those in Washington who see Vietnam as a potential ally against China have quite possibly ignored the powerful and corrupting influence of cross-border trade between China and Vietnam. While attending IMDEX in Singapore in May, a...

CRAAP From Librarians

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:01 GMT

Don't look now, but your local school library soon could be getting into the liberal indoctrination racket. School librarians have taken it upon themselves to teach students how to identify fake news. They say they do this by helping them understand the CRAAP that comes their way. CRAAP, which stands for Currency (timeliness), Relevance (importance), Authority (source), Accuracy (reliability) and Purpose (reason), "helps students sort through the overwhelming flood of digital information," according to a recent story in USA TODAY. "These are the questions we have to introduce these ideas to kids before they think they know everything," Shannon Walters,...

Pew: Liberals ‘Far More’ Intolerant of Opposite-Party Friends Than Conservatives, Moderates

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:37:34 GMT

A new Pew Research poll shows that nearly half (47%) of liberals say a friend’s support of President Donald Trump would put a “strain” on their friendship, matching the percentage who say they have no close friends who are Trump supporters. In the new survey, Pew finds that Republicans and Republican sympathizers are far more tolerant of opposite-party friends than are liberal Democrats: “Liberal Democrats are about evenly divided between saying say their friendship would be strained (47%) if a friend said they voted for Trump and saying it would not have any effect (51%).” “Far more conservative and moderate...

Why Iran Really Bought F-14 Tomcats

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:19:04 GMT

More than 40 years after Iran acquired the F-14 Tomcat from the United States, there are still plenty of misconceptions about the deal. Most published accounts offer a simple explanation — that Iran needed F-14s to counter over-flights by Soviet-operated MiG-25R Foxbat reconnaissance aircraft. The truth is a bit more complicated. The Soviet overflights were actually a response to Iran’s own increasing belligerence, which dovetailed with the country’s determined acquisition of better and better U.S.-made warplanes. Bear in mind that after the CIA staged a coup against the Iranian government in 1953, Tehran was a close U.S. ally. In the...

More lethal sting for RMAF's Hornets (Malaysia)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:15:34 GMT

“STICK me in this jet, and I’ll take her anywhere,” said a Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D Hornet ‘driver’.” The pilot’s confidence in the much-vaunted strike fighter’s ability to handle modern threats is due to the fact that the RMAF’s 20-year-old fleet recently underwent a comprehensive upgrade that gives it an even more lethal “sting”. The best just got better. The programme, carried out in phases, was to enhance the Hornet’s combat effectiveness in its primary tasking in the air-to-air and air-to-ground roles. This included the integration of four primary elements — Boeing’s Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), the super-agile,...

China reportedly boosts defense preparations along North Korean border

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:12:15 GMT

China reportedly boosts defense preparations along North Korean border •China is said to have increased its military defenses along its border with North Korea. •This comes as President Donald Trump considers a military response to Pyongyang's provocations. •Both U.S. and Chinese officials continue to push for a diplomatic solution, rather than a military one. Christine Wang China has ramped up its defenses along its border with North Korea to ready itself for a potential crisis on the peninsula, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper reported Beijing has increased surveillance of the border region as well as a "combat readiness-level...

Top Ex-Obama Official Urges CIA to Stop POTUS By Leaking Sources and Methods

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:11:11 GMT

Earlier this morning, The Gateway Pundit reported Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan hinted that a coup should be carried out if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. At the same event in which Brennan made the shocking suggestion, former Obama official Evelyn Farkas urged the intelligence community to compromise its sources and methods for the purpose of “saving American democracy.” “Saving American democracy,” was a reference to accepting the findings of Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Breitbart News reports: “And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S....

D.C. law requiring ‘good reason’ to carry handgun rejected by appeals court

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:10:21 GMT

A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of a strict concealed-carry law in the nation’s capital that required gun owners to prove a “good reason” in order to obtain permits allowing them to carry handguns for self defense. In a 2-1 decision, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered lower courts to issue permanent injunctions blocking enforcement of the D.C. law. In rejecting the city’s law, the court ruled that while the Second Amendment allows for some limits on gun possession it does now allow for “bans on carrying in urban areas like D.C. or bans on...

Ex-Obama Official Evelyn Farkas Urges Intel Community to Compromise Sources, Methods

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:05:53 GMT

Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama administration Defense Department official, has advocated for the intelligence community to consider compromising sources and methods when it comes to “saving American democracy.” “And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S. intelligence community. “But at some point you know, sometimes maybe you have to actually compromise some kind of source or method if it comes down to saving American democracy.” Farkas was speaking last Thursday at a panel discussion on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, and was talking specifically about the intelligence community’s...

Trump’s Attack on Sessions over Clinton Prosecution Highlights His Own ‘Weak’ Stance [Breitbart!]

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:57:27 GMT

President Trump’s decision Tuesday to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Sessions’ “position” on Hillary Clinton’s various scandals only serves to highlight Trump’s own hypocrisy on the issue — and is likely to fuel concerns from his base who see Sessions at the best hope to fulfill Trump’s immigration policies. Trump’s attack is the latest in a series of shots Trump has launched at Sessions in recent days, annoyed still over Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from Russia investigations in March. But Trump himself was the one who flip-flopped on whether to prosecute Clinton.

EXCLUSIVE: Weinstein files $3.8M claim against Evergreen State

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:51:05 GMT

Bret Weinstein, the Evergreen State College professor who was driven from campus by a mob of students earlier this year, is preparing to file a $3.8 million claim against the public institution. According to documents obtained by Campus Reform, Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, have filed a standard Tort Claim form against Evergreen State for a sum of $3,850,000.