A former senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has decided to “set the record straight” in a ‘tell all’ post on the Right Wing News blog– and in the process, has confirmed that Paul wishes “the Israeli state did not exist at all.” Eric …
After a few months in limbo, Netflix confirmed that season six of House of Cards would continue production in early 2018, without Kevin Spacey’s involvement. Instead, the show would shift focus to Robin Wright as the newly sworn-in President Claire Underwood.
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A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were having in their home, and sent it to a random contact who alerted them to the fact that he had heard everything they said. A homeowner named Danielle, who asked for her last name to remain anonymous, told KIRO 7 that she and her husband were in their house, discussing home improvement projects and hardwood floors when they received an urgent call from one of her husband’s employees in Seattle. “The person on the other line said, ‘unplug your Alexa devices right now, you’re being hacked,'” Danielle said. “We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house,” she said. “At first, my husband was, like, ‘no you didn’t!’ And the (recipient of the message) said ‘You sat there talking about hardwood floors.’ And we said, ‘oh gosh, you really did hear us.'” The employee sent the couple the email he had received with the audio files, and Danielle confirmed that it was, in fact, a direct recording of their conversation. She told KIRO 7 that the Amazon Alexa had access to every room in her house because it controlled the heating, lighting and security system in her home.
Giuseppe Conte has vowed quick reforms after being confirmed as prime minister by Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, following months of grueling talks that have put the Euroskeptic Five Star Movement-Lega coalition in charge. “This will be the government of change,” said the former law professor and lawyer at the traditional maiden speech at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, where he was summoned on Wednesday afternoon after his compromise candidacy was announced last week. Conte, 53, said he would immediately begin implementing stricter asylum requirements and negotiate a loosening Italy’s budget, away from Brussels’ spending requirements, describing himself as “defense lawyer for the Italian people.”
Author and journalist Tom Wolfe died Monday at a Manhattan hospital, his agent Lyn Nesbit confirmed to the Los Angles Times . He was 88 years old.
A lot of important people are working hard to turn this into an age of moral chaos. I used to think it was because they wished to be absolute rulers over the rubble that used to be our civilization. Now I don’t know what to think. Anyway, the news has been full of this lately.
Reacting to a massive pedophile priest sex scandal in Chile, Pope Francis met with a victim of a pedophile and tried to comfort him. Well and good. But then the theology got rather slippery. According to the victim, and neither confirmed nor denied by the Vatican, the Pope told him, “God made you like this” [the victim grew up to be a homosexual] “and God loves you like this.” He was right to tell the man God loves him, but everything else he said was not only dead wrong, but also anti-Biblical and opposed to Catholic teaching.
God offers us forgiveness and redemption (I Corinthians 6:11-12)—but if something that you do isn’t a sin, after all, then why would you need forgiveness?
Meanwhile, all 34 of Chile’s bishops offered to resign. Why didn’t the Pope say to the pedophile priests, “God made you like this and God loves you like this”? How can he deny that he’s heading in precisely that direction?
Moving along, Harvard University (LOL) has announced that it plans to award its Radcliffe Medal to Hillary Clinton for her “transformative impact on society” –sort of like honoring a wrecking ball for its transformative impact on a building. Trying to undo a presidential election, looting Haiti, corrupting the government, setting a bad example that will go down in history: I guess you could call that impactful. As if to squeeze more laughs out of the gag, Harvard calls her “a champion for human rights” and a “skilled legislator.”
Honoring bad people by saying they’re good is no way to foster moral clarity.
Then there’s the “Scouts of America,” formerly the Boy Scouts, announcing that at their upcoming 24th World Jamboree, all scouting organizations must make condoms “readily and easily accessible to all participants”. Do they mean to turn it into an orgy? I wonder if any of those rogue priests from Chile plan to attend.
You can’t dole out condoms without granting tacit approval to their use. That any parents actually intend to send their children to the Jamboree is incredible. I can’t imagine why anyone would allow their kids to remain in “Scouts of America.”
Tucker Carlson recently discovered a bunch of tweets and videos by a “transgender activist” weirdo denouncing normal men for not wanting to date “trans women”—who, of course, are men, lost souls who insist they’re women. Actually there are several of these characters out there, and they seem really mad that regular men aren’t attracted to them. Something ought to be done about it. Carlson fears that this will inevitably lead to some kind of coercive process. Before you cry “Impossible! Absurd!” think how anybody would have reacted, only 25 or 30 years ago, to any demand that the government not only recognize and authorize “marriage” between persons of the same sex, but then go on to punish any opposition to it.
Why does our society always cave in to moral chaos? Is that truly any way for human beings to live?
God told Jeremiah not to pray for his country anymore, because its people were too committed to their wickedness and refused to turn aside from it: “for I will not hear them in the time they cry unto me in their trouble” (Jeremiah 11:14). He has not yet told us not to pray for ours.
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Joe DiGenova, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said this week there are many agents in the FBI waiting on Congress to subpoena them so they tell them what they know about the actions of former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
In an interview with the Daily Caller, DeGenova said the agents are “sickened” by all the charges of corruption being leveled against the FBI.
“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by Comey’s behavior, and McCabe, and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan – who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” DiGenova said.
“They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify,” he added.
The DC cited an anonymous counter-intelligence consultant who interviewed an active special agent of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and the agent confirmed what Digenova said.
“Every special agent I have spoken to in the Washington Field Office wants to see McCabe prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the agent said, according to the transcripts of the interview. “They feel the same way about Comey.”
The source said agents can only safely blow the whistle on their former bosses if they are subpoenaed.
“All Congress needs to do is subpoena involved personnel and they will tell you what they know. These are honest people,” the agent said. “Leadership cannot stop anyone from responding to a subpoena. Those subpoenaed also get legal counsel provided by the government to represent them.”
The agent expressed concerns about harsh retributions and the consultant noted that “on their own as whistleblowers, they get no legal protection and there will be organizational retaliation against them.”
“The administrations are so politicized that any time a special agent comes forward as a whistleblower,” the agent explained, “they can expect to be thrown under the bus by leadership. Go against the Muslim Brotherhood, you’re crushed. Go against the Clintons, you’re crushed. The FBI has long been politicized to the detriment of national security and law enforcement.”
DiGenova, who said last week that former CIA director John Brennan needs to “get himself a good lawyer,” told DC he doesn’t blame them for being concerned.
“I don’t blame the agents one bit. I think that the FBI is in a freefall,” he said. “James Comey has destroyed the institution he claims to love. And it is beyond a doubt that it is going to take a decade to restore public confidence because of Comey and Clapper and Brennan and Obama and Lynch.”
Apple is refunding $50 to iPhone owners who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or newer devices last year. Remember Batterygate ? Many iPhone users rushed to replace their batteries after Apple in mid-December confirmed that software updates to older phones – iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models at the time – had a feature built-in to avoid unexpected shutdowns, which could slow the phones .
The Houston Rockets are planning a pregame tribute to honor the victims of last week’s Santa Fe High School shooting ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, the team confirmed. Plans are still being worked out …