Archive for October, 2018

U.S. charges Chinese agents in scheme to hack plane engine data

on October 31, 2018, 7:58 AM / in International News

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges against 10 Chinese intelligence officers and other suspects accused of trying to hack the computer systems of U.S. aviation companies in Arizona, Massachusetts, Oregon, and elsewhere. The scheme allegedly was to steal information on a turbo fan engine used in commercial jetliners. The 10 people charged sought sensitive information that Chinese firms could use […]

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Pakistan court overturns woman’s death penalty conviction for blasphemy

on October 31, 2018, 7:56 AM / in International News

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who had been sentenced to hang on blasphemy charges. Bibi spent eight years on death row after being found guilty in 2010 of defiling the name of the Prophet Muhammed in an argument with Muslim colleagues who refused to drink from a bucket of water she […]

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Trump vow to end birthright citizenship widely dismissed as unconstitutional

on October 31, 2018, 7:51 AM / in National News

Who knows the court might rule correctly this time…….. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that President Trump “obviously” can’t end birthright U.S. citizenship with an executive order, since it is protected explicitly under the 14th Amendment. Legal scholars on the left and the right say that the Supreme Court has made it clear for more than a century […]

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Notorious mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in prison

Notorious mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in prison

on October 31, 2018, 7:47 AM / in National News

Former crime boss and FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead at a West Virginia prison shortly after being transferred there, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday. The FBI is looking into how Bulger, 89, died; The Boston Globe reported that “a fellow inmate with Mafia ties is being investigated for the slaying.” Bulger was a notorious Boston […]

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Phil Bredesen Met in June With Blackburn Rally Protester Justin Jones, the Man Police Asked Judicial Commissioner to Charge With Resisting Arrest

Phil Bredesen Met in June With Blackburn Rally Protester Justin Jones, the Man Police Asked Judicial Commissioner to Charge With Resisting Arrest

on October 31, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Chris Butler  |   Tennessee Star Justin Jones, the man who caused the biggest outburst at Sunday’s Marsha Blackburn rally, met with Democrat Phil Bredesen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this past summer. This, according to Jones’ personal Facebook page. The two men posed for a photo together, and Jones, 23, proudly uploaded it to his Facebook. And this apparently wasn’t a quick […]

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SEX Sells ~ even in Politics!

SEX Sells ~ even in Politics!

on October 31, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

The Federal Observer So I was awakened this morning with a phone call from some pushy woman doing a survey as to whether I had received my voting packages in the mail, to which I responded that I had. She then raised her voice in a snotty manner and demanded to know, “When are you going to send them in?” […]

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Metro Underestimates Cost of Controversial Tax Incentive. Robbing Schools to pay developers.

on October 31, 2018, 7:30 AM / in State News

Before Madison County falls into the scheme of tax increment financing, they might think about it….. by Ben Hall, News Channel 5 Metro council members are raising questions about the true cost of a controversial tax incentive program known as tax increment financing (TIF). …Last year the city was forced to withdraw money directly from Metro School’s budget — without […]

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Commentary: Why Dean believes he has a chance

on October 31, 2018, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

Feeling sorry for Karl Dean…. don’t, he is about to be made human with the editorial by James Bennett of the Daily Herald and has been endorsed by the Commercial Appeal. He is a strict city socialist and devoted follower of greater government control of both the economy and the development of singular party rule. The cities would love him…. the […]

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Groups seek accused legislator’s ouster

Groups seek accused legislator’s ouster

on October 31, 2018, 6:55 AM / in State News

In A Political Campaign, Is There A Constitutionally-Protected Right To Lie? Apparently so for Democrats. By Stephen Elliott  |  Nashville Post A coalition of advocacy groups are launching an effort to defeat Republican state Rep. David Byrd, who was accused of sexual misconduct by three former players on the Wayne County High School basketball team he coached. Indivisible, one of […]

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Madison County Commission to vote on funding new JCM

on October 31, 2018, 6:48 AM / in Local News

Be careful about deals that involve the city, especially those that involve city property… there is always a hidden trap. By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun The budget and finance committees of the Madison County Commission met with representatives from Healthy Living, LLC and the Jackson Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to discuss the public-private partnership proposal that would fund the building […]

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Prosecutor Says 6 Witnesses Were Threatened After Info In Gang Case Was Posted Online

Prosecutor Says 6 Witnesses Were Threatened After Info In Gang Case Was Posted Online

on October 31, 2018, 6:35 AM / in State News

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said Monday that six persons told his office they were threatened after one of the defendants in the Athens Park Bloods RICO gang case posted documents online giving details of the state’s case. He also said one law enforcement agency also reported a threat. After the issue arose, Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz halted […]

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In Chattanooga, Citizens Speak Out For Steep Slope And Floodplain Protection

on October 31, 2018, 6:30 AM / in State News

The Chattanoogan An overflow crowd at the Chattanooga City Council meeting on Tuesday night spoke out in favor of steep slope and floodplain protection. A number of citizens said the city’s Scenic City image is being downgraded by rampant hillside development and that water runoff is affecting many residents downhill. John Bridger, executive director of the Regional Planning Agency, said […]

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Anger toward media spreads into local communities

Anger toward media spreads into local communities

on October 31, 2018, 6:26 AM / in News

A STORY TO MAKE THE MEDIA FEEL BETTER ABOUT ITSELF……… NEW YORK (AP) — The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for […]

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Quote of Today

Quote of Today

on October 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the […]

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How To Treat Halloween

How To Treat Halloween

on October 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. —Proverbs 10:7 The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in Medieval England that became known as All Saints’ Day. It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints. Today’s celebration of Halloween, […]

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October 31st in History

October 31st in History

on October 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abaidas (Coptic Church) Quentin Martin Luther (Anglican Communion) Paul Shinji Sasaki and Philip Lindel Tsen (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which All […]

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UK Was Aware of Saudi Plot Against Khashoggi Weeks in Advance: Report

on October 30, 2018, 7:40 AM / in International News, Opinion

This article was originally published by “TeleSur“ Information Clearing House –  Saudi Arabia told the U.K. about their plan of abducting Khashoggi three weeks before the incident took place. The MI6 warned them against carrying out the said operation. The murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was about to disclose details of Saudi Arabia’s use of chemical weapons in Yemen when he was killed, as […]

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How The New USMCA Affects Small Ecommerce Businesses

on October 30, 2018, 7:35 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By eBay At the end of September the U.S., Mexico, and Canada announced agreement on a new trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. If passed, this new agreement would replace the 25 year old North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA). While free trade between these three countries is important for ecommerce, the USMCA misses an opportunity to improve cross border trade for […]

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There Is More to Life Than Politics

There Is More to Life Than Politics

on October 30, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson  |   The Resurgent Life is precious and politics is sucking the joy out of it. But you don’t have to let it. It started on Friday. I finally talked myself into going back to CrossFit a month ago. But on Friday, I couldn’t finish a very easy workout. I couldn’t catch my breath. We had a hurricane […]

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Judicial Watch Victory: Federal District Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Ohio Voting Law, Denies ‘End Run’ Attempt Around Earlier Supreme Court Ruling

on October 30, 2018, 7:23 AM / in National News

Judicial Watch Amicus Curiae Brief Referenced in Court’s Decision ‘This Court recognizes that the extreme relief sought by Plaintiffs on their only remaining claim could potentially be viewed as an end run around the Supreme Court’s decision …’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith for the Southern District of Ohio agreed with Judicial Watch […]

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