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Men need not apply: university set to open jobs just to women

Men need not apply: university set to open jobs just to women | 18 June 2019 | A Dutch engineering university is taking radical action to increase its share of female academics by opening job vacancies to women only. Starting on 1 July, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands will not allow men to apply for permanent academic jobs for the first 6 months of the recruitment process under a new fellowship program. If no suitable applicant has been found within that time, men can then apply, but the selection committee will still have to nominate at least one candidate of each gender. The [insane] plan was announced today and is already attracting controversy.

Activists target Mayor Eric Garcetti with a recall campaign, citing homelessness crisis

Activists target Mayor Eric Garcetti with a recall campaign, citing homelessness crisis --According to the latest count, homelessness has swelled 16% over the past year. | 19 June 2019 | Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is being targeted for removal from office over his handling of the homelessness crisis. On Wednesday, Alexandra Datig, a political commentator who is leading the effort, told reporters at a news conference outside City Hall that the mayor was served with a notice of intent for recall -- the first step of a long-shot attempt. "He can't handle the crisis," said Datig, a registered Republican who described herself as longtime Angeleno frustrated by the surging number of people living on the street. "He needs to step down."

TSA officers attacked at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

TSA officers attacked at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport | 19 June 2019 | A man was arrested after attempting to rush through the security checkpoint and attack Transportation Security Administration officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the TSA. At about 9:45 a.m., multiple TSA officers were attacked inside Terminal 4 when a man, later identified as Tyrese Garner, 19, attempted to rush through the security checkpoint, according to Lorie Dankers, spokeswoman for the federal agency. TSA officers quickly subdued Garner and Phoenix police officers stationed at the airport immediately intervened and Garner was arrested, according to the statement.

Koch Brothers and George Soros Band Together to Enforce Big Tech Censorship Heading Into 2020

Koch Brothers and George Soros Band Together to Enforce Big Tech Censorship Heading Into 2020 --The Koch and Soros networks are teaming to 'fight against hate and extremism online.' | 12 June 2019 | The globalist Koch Brothers have announced recently that they will not be supporting Donald Trump's re-election campaign with their oligarch money in 2020, and they intend to support Democrats during that same election cycle. Now, they are colluding with George Soros and other thought-control organizations to enforce corporate censorship on monolithic social media platforms. The Charles Koch Institute will be sending representatives to the second annual "After Charlottesville Project" in San Francisco, California, on July 17. The event, which is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, the Kresge Foundation and the Soros Fund Charitable Foundation, intends to exploit the tragedy of Charlottesville to push for even more Orwellian censorship.

Feds arrest Syrian refugee accused of plotting terrorist attack on Pittsburgh Christian church

Feds arrest Syrian refugee accused of plotting terrorist attack on Pittsburgh church | 19 June 2019 |The Department of Justice announced the arrest of a Syrian refugee on Wednesday in connection with an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on a Christian church in Pittsburgh. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, was accused by federal prosecutors in court documents filed on Wednesday of planning to attack a church on the north side of Pittsburgh, the Legacy International Worship Center, "to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States." According to the criminal complaint, Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria and was admitted to the U.S. as a refugee in August 2016.

Connecticut high school athletes file complaint over transgender policy

Connecticut high school athletes file complaint over transgender policy | 19 June 2019 | Three Connecticut high school track and field athletes have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes, saying it has cost them top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships. The conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom filed the complaint on behalf of the girls Monday with the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. It seeks to reverse a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference rule allowing athletes to compete in sports corresponding with their gender identify.

Trump launches re-election bid before jam-packed arena, vows to 'Keep America Great'

Trump launches re-election bid before jam-packed arena, vows to 'Keep America Great' | 18 June 2019 | President Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday night before a jam-packed crowd in Orlando's Amway Center arena, and quickly unloaded on the media organizations and government actors he said tried their hardest with "everything they had" to bring down both his candidacy and presidency..."We stared down the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests who made a living bleeding our country dry," Trump said. "The swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently. For the last two and a half years, we have been under siege." And after polling the boisterous crowd, Trump appeared to settle on a new campaign slogan: "Keep America Great."

Connecticut parents sue state for releasing school-by-school vaccination data

Connecticut parents sue state for releasing school-by-school vaccination data | 18 June 2019 | Two Connecticut parents are suing the state Department of Public Health over the release of school-by-school vaccination data, saying the information prompted a torrent of social media criticism against parents who choose not to inoculate their children. Kristen and Brian Festa of Woodstock are the parents of a 7-year-old who attends Meliora Academy, a private school in Meriden that teaches children on the autism spectrum. Last month, the state health department released vaccination rates at all of Connecticut’s public and private schools.

Shanahan drops out of contention to lead Pentagon, as Trump taps Army secretary

Shanahan drops out of contention to lead Pentagon, as Trump taps Army secretary | 18 June 2019 | President Trump abruptly announced Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration to lead the Pentagon and he's naming Secretary of the Army Mark Esper as his replacement. While speculation has brewed for days about Shanahan's status, the announcement came shortly after the publication of an explosive USA Today report that the FBI has been probing a violent domestic dispute from 2010 between Shanahan and his then-wife as part of his background investigation.

Pentagon announces $250 million in military aid to Ukraine

Pentagon announces $250 million in military aid to Ukraine | 18 June 2019 | The US will provide [the Nazis running] Ukraine with $250 million worth of military equipment, training and support, the Pentagon announced, saying Ukraine's Navy and marines would be among the beneficiaries. The Ukrainian military will get sniper rifles, grenade launchers, counter-battery radar systems, night vision equipment and communication devices, the Pentagon statement said... The statement said the package will bring total US security assistance to Ukraine to $1.5 billion since 2014, when a US-backed coup in Kiev ousted Ukraine's elected government. [Right, a textbook example of "foreign interference in an election" on steroids.]

US sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

US sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions | 17 June 2019 | The US will send 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday. Shortly before the announcement the Pentagon released a detailed set of photos that it said showed Iranian boats removing a mine from one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The US attributes the attack to Iran. Tehran has vigorously denied the charge. News of the additional troop deployment comes as the State Department announced Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel Tuesday to the command center that oversees Middle East military operations.

WWII Army veteran, 101, gets over 5,000 birthday cards

WWII Army veteran, 101, gets over 5,000 birthday cards | 16 June 2019 | When John Frey’s family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a celebration on June 8, a day after his birthday, Frey ended up with well over 5,000 cards, the Daily Herald reports...The cards came from all 50 states and at least 12 countries.

Trump supporters line up 42 hours early for Orlando campaign rally at Amway Center

Trump supporters line up 42 hours early for Orlando campaign rally at Amway Center | 17 June 2019 | With tents, sleeping bags and coolers of water in tow, Donald Trump supporters began lining up early Monday for Tuesday's campaign rally in Orlando, nearly two full days before the event. Outside the Amway Center, where President Trump will officially kick off his 2020 re-election bid at 8 p.m. Tuesday, about two dozen people and counting had staked out a spot along Division Street as of Monday morning. The line had grown to about 50 as of 3 p.m...The Amway has capacity for about 20,000 people. Trump tweeted Monday that there had been more than 100,000 requests for tickets.

New York may soon OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

New York may soon OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally | 17 June 2019 | New York state may soon allow immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to get driver's licenses. The measure passed the state Assembly last week and could get a vote in the Democrat-led state Senate as early as Monday afternoon. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the bill...Republican lawmakers, however, say approving the measure could lead to voter fraud and say people shouldn't be rewarded for violating immigration rules.

Scott Baio accuses Joe Biden of stealing his 'let's make America America again' speech: 'He's a plagiarizing fraud'

Scott Baio accuses Joe Biden of stealing his 'let's make America America again' speech: 'He's a plagiarizing fraud' | 12 June 2019 | ...It's unlikely Biden has any shot of winning over conservative actor Scott Baio, who has called the politician a "plagiarizing fraud." Biden's 1988 presidential campaign was hit with charges that he plagiarized British politician Neil Kinnock. More than three decades later, the former Delaware senator is facing similar accusations regarding the wording in his climate plan and other 2020 campaign material. Conservatives are accusing Biden of ripping off Michael Avenatti with "[Trump] says, 'let's make America great again...let's make America America again." But Baio says he was the first to use "let's make America America again," using the phrase during his speech at the 2016 Republican Convention. The actor also insisted that his words vary from "Let America Be America Again," the title of a 1935 Langston Hughes poem.

Kremlin compares US attacks on Iran to fake 'white powder evidence' against Iraq in 2003

Kremlin compares US attacks on Iran to fake 'white powder evidence' against Iraq in 2003 | 16 June 2019 | The US campaign for a war against Iraq in 2003 serves as a cautionary tale against saber-rattling and finger-pointing amid current tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Kremlin's spokesperson has said. "We didn't forget the vials with white powder. We remember and, therefore, have learnt to show restraint in our assessments," Dmitry Peskov said on a TV show aired on 'Rossiya 1' channel on Sunday...The Kremlin's spokesperson stated that no sufficient proof has yet been presented to blame anyone. Jumping to conclusions and making hasty decisions could lead to dire consequences, he said.

FBI informs Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on his Infowars server

FBI informs Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on his Infowars server --Radio host offers $1M reward for any information leading to an arrest | 14 June 2019 | The FBI has informed Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on the servers for his Infowars website and on Friday the controversial radio host offered a $1 million reward for any information leading to an arrest. ederal authorities have been conducting a child pornography investigation for several weeks after they reviewed emailed threats made against Jones that contained links to child pornography websites, according to his attorney Norm Pattis. "These were emails that if you, me or one of your workers had opened we would have been subjected to five years in federal prison," Pattis said. Jones is being sued by several victims of the [alleged] Sandy Hook school massacre.

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid --The action inside the Russian electric grid appears to have been conducted under little-noticed new legal authorities, slipped into the military authorization bill passed by Congress last summer. | 15 June 2019 | The United States is stepping up [illegal] digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said. In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia's grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow's [alleged] disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections...Since at least 2012, current and former officials say, the United States has put reconnaissance probes into the control systems of the Russian electric grid.

5,200 people in ICE custody quarantined for exposure to mumps or chicken pox

5,200 people in ICE custody quarantined for exposure to mumps or chicken pox | 14 June 019 | US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed 5,200 adult immigrants in quarantine after being exposed to mumps or chicken pox, a dramatic jump from just a few months ago, the agency says. ICE has recorded cases of either mumps or chicken pox in 39 immigrant detention centers nationwide, an ICE official tells CNN. Of the 5,200 detainees in quarantine across those centers, around 4,200 are for exposure to mumps. Around 800 were exposed to chicken pox and 100 have been exposed to both.

Mexico releases copy of letter touted by Trump

Mexico releases copy of letter touted by Trump | 14 June 2019 | Mexico's government on Friday released a copy of a letter that President Trump touted in front of cameras earlier this week in teasing additional details of a deal reached with the country to stem the flow of migrants heading toward the U.S. The letter, first published by the Mexican newspaper Reforma, states that the U.S. and Mexico "will immediately begin discussions to establish definitive terms for a binding bilateral agreement to further address burden-sharing and the assignment of responsibility for processing refugee claims of migrants." The document, signed and dated June 7, states that under such an agreement both countries would commit to "accept the return and process refugee status claims, of third-party nationals who have crossed that party's territory to arrive at a port of entry or between ports of entry of the other party."

Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments

Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments | 15 June 2019 | House Democrats are weighing legislation to scrap the executive guideline that bars the Justice Department from indicting a sitting president. The informal rule is decades old but has come under heavy new scrutiny since Robert Mueller cited it explicitly as the reason he declined to recommend -- or even consider -- bringing obstruction charges against President Trump during the course of his 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Justice releases legal opinion backing Treasury's refusal to release Trump tax returns

Justice releases legal opinion backing Treasury's refusal to release Trump tax returns | 14 June 2019 | The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a legal opinion backing up the Treasury Department's decision to reject a request by congressional Democrats for six years of President Trump's tax returns. "While the Executive Branch should accord due deference and respect to congressional requests, Treasury was not obliged to accept the Committee's stated purpose without question, and based on all the facts and circumstances, we agreed that the Committee lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for its request," Steven Engel, an assistant attorney general in DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, said in the 33-page opinion.

Joe Biden met a 13-year-old girl before a campaign event and told her brothers to 'keep the guys away from her'

Joe Biden met a 13-year-old girl before a campaign event and told her brothers to 'keep the guys away from her' | 12 June 2019 | Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is the 2020 Democratic front-runner, raised some eyebrows over an interaction he had with an Iowa voter's granddaughter before a campaign event on Wednesday. The Boston Globe reported that Biden met the voter at a coffee shop before the event. When Biden met the voter's granddaughter, he asked her age. After she replied that she was 13 years old, Biden turned to her brothers and said, "You've got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister."

Tanker owner disputes U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack

Tanker owner seems to dispute U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack | 14 June 2019 | The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, said Friday that sailors on board saw "flying objects" just before it was hit, suggesting the vessel wasn't damaged by mines. That account contradicts what the U.S. military said as it released a video Friday it said shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships that were hit. Company president Yutaka Katada said Friday he believes the flying objects seen by the sailors could have been bullets. He denied any possibility of mines or torpedoes because the damage was above the ship's waterline. He called reports of a mine attack "false." [Yup, "false." As in "false flag."]

Facebook's Process to Label You a 'Hate Agent' Revealed

Facebook's Process to Label You a 'Hate Agent' Revealed | 13 June 2019 | Facebook [FaCIAbook] monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a "Hate Agent," according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant. The document, titled "Hate Agent Policy Review" outlines a series of "signals" that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a "hate agent" and banned from the platform. Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior...Facebook will also categorize as a hate agent you for possession of "hate paraphernalia," although the document provides no examples of what falls into this category.

US sends destroyer to Gulf of Oman tanker incident site as Pentagon says 'no interest' in new war

US sends destroyer to Gulf of Oman tanker incident site as Pentagon says 'no interest' in new war | 13 June 2019 | The US has dispatched another warship to the Gulf of Oman, but says it has "no interest" in engaging in a new Middle East conflict. The State Department accused Iran of attacking two tankers there, which Tehran denies. Guided missile destroyer USS Mason will join the destroyer USS Bainbridge on station near the Kokuka Courageous, a damaged tanker just outside the Persain Gulf, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Thursday, adding that "Iranian small boats" were spotted in the area.

DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate

DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate --The Democratic National Committee set two ways for the candidates to qualify -- fundraising and polling. | 13 June 2019 | The Democratic National Committee on Thursday named the 20 presidential candidates who qualified to appear on stage later this month in the first primary debate of the 2020 campaign.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expected to sign measure banning sanctuary cities on Friday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expected to sign measure banning sanctuary cities on Friday | 13 June 2019 | Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a bill on Friday prohibiting sanctuary cities, keeping a pledge he made during his campaign last year. The bill -- it's designated SB 168 -- will require local and state governments to honor immigration detainers' requests from federal agencies and to cooperate with immigration authorities. Local governments would be barred from adopting sanctuary city policies to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, requiring them to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when an inmate subject to a detainer hold is released.

Warren leapfrogs Sanders in pair of 2020 polls

Warren leapfrogs Sanders in pair of 2020 polls | 12 June 2019 | Elizabeth Warren leaped ahead of Bernie Sanders into second place in a pair of Democratic presidential primary polls released Wednesday. Warren has overtaken Sanders nationally, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll, which puts the Massachusetts senator ahead of her Vermont counterpart 16 percent to 12 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden still leads all contenders with 26 percent support.

Google staff keep 'blacklist' of conservative and 'fringe' sites - report

Google staff keep 'blacklist' of conservative and 'fringe' sites - report | 13 June 2019 | Google reportedly runs two "blacklists," one allowing staff to remove "fringe" websites from search results and another for filtering out opinion articles, according to conservative news outlet the Daily Caller. The lists allow Google employees -- who CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress in December never "manually intervene on any particular search result" -- to suppress certain addresses in a user's search results. The Daily Caller claims to have seen screenshots of the lists in question...The first list, titled "webanswers_url_blacklist," lets staff block specific web addresses from popping up in Google's 'featured snippets' when a user asks a question.

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