The individual who unmasked Trump associates is “very high up…in the intelligence world.”
"Intelligence and House sources with direct knowledge of the disclosure of classified names told Fox News that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., now knows who is responsible — and that person is not in the FBI.
For a private citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare. Typically, the American is a suspect in a crime, is in danger or has to be named to explain the context of the report.
“The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election,” a congressional source close to the investigation told Fox News.
“Unmasking is not unprecedented, but unmasking for political purposes … specifically of Trump transition team members … is highly suspect and questionable,” an intelligence source told Fox News. “Opposition by some in the intelligence agencies who were very connected to the Obama and Clinton teams was strong. After Trump was elected, they decided they were going to ruin his presidency by picking them off one by one.'"
This is a very serious scandal, with dire consequences for the Democratic Party. This is probably the reason they are trying to find something, anything to tie Trump, and Russia together. They need a counter scandal, even if minor to blunt the full force of what is coming.
Obama thought Hillary was a shoe in, and made a serious mistake when this went forward. But it did, and Hillary lost, now we only have to await the other shoe . . .
No Proof of Benefit from Contralateral Mastectomy, But Rates Rise Anyway
I'm old enough to remember way back when doctors were not supposed to disfigure patients without medical benefit. But the hype machine has created a massive fear, with the blowback being the medical profession being malignantly disfigured by its own hype. I am shocked by this, but having read the following book, I guess I understand how it happens: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds
It Took Three People Two Months to Create Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Logo
Worst political logo in my memory. I could never figure out what it was trying to say, Faster traffic keep left? Keep Right? What?
How soon till we see loyalty oath to strange women lying in ponds distributing spadroons, watery tarts thossing swords, or moistened binks lobbing scimitars?
Faculty forced to pledge allegiance to diversity or lose their jobs nationwide - The College Fix
I'd be more inclined to allegiance to one of them than "diversity," whatever that is. I quite like well armed women, and wouldn't mind a sword, spadroon, or scimitar, even if it required some nonsensical oath of allegiance.
Exactly when did the academe become one elaborate Monty Python skit?
Pothole Coast Highway
This is past "fixer upper," this is a teardown. And this is the basic position the Boomers are leaving pretty much everything. The venal progressive Boomer generation decided 40 years ago not to put a dimes worth of maintenance into anything. And, so, the Millennials are faced with the need to rebuild America from scratch.
Why in the world do these sorry sods continue to look to the people who created this mess, people like Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry, and Nancy Pelosi? These are your enemy, you toffee nosed, malodorous twits! Sorry, I was just watching the Argument Clinic. They saddle you with endless pain, and shoehorn you into indentured servitude with your student loans, they mire you in endless debt by not paying the full annual taxes necessary to meet the federal budget (that's $1 trillion to you each year, you toffee . . . Never mind.), they leave you with their unpaid infrastructure bills, and you kowtow to them?
You need to begin to stand up and push back from this nonsense. You also need to begin to think for yourselves, and quit being a bunch of sycophantic boobs. Today, not tomorrow!
Here is what the progressives are doing for the Millennials: U.S. College Grads See Slim-to-Nothing Wage Gains Since Recession - nothing.
So, unless you are a Petroleum Engineer you are essentially screwed, and wages have been declining for the past 6 years. Woo hoo!!! Don't worry about the Boomers, or GenX they are still doing fine, of course. That's how the want it, they need you to indenture yourselves so they can have a nice comfortable retirement, you can pay for all the threadbare infrastructure, and then, if lucky, you might be able to find a few bucks to pack away for your own retirement. Good luck with that.
Or you can WAKE the fuck up, and start fighting back against the progressives attempts to indenture you, steal your money, and retire on your backs. Just saying.
EU chief: We might try breaking up the US if Trump doesn’t stop dissing us - Hot Air
The politician, liquored up on 80 proof Luxembourgish courage, goes to the mat, and pins himself. It's a one man circus. This boozy low life is pretty fun to watch, he has no attachment to reality, and no understanding of the precariousness of the current EU situation. Please keep the camera on him during the collapse, it should be fun.
4 dead in restaurant shooting: 'It is not OK. It is not OK when we lose a child like this'
. . . the grieving mother will likely vote these same people back into office, nothing will change, except the name of the grieving mother.
North Korea has "got to be stopped," the defense secretary said
Politicians always kick the can down the road until there is no more road, then they scramble to find scapegoats. This is not just on Obama, but he did absolutely nothing, nor did Hillary Clinton, nor John Kerry to resolve this festering canker. The real problem is our willingness to resolve war through armistice. This is never appropriate. War must always end in total surrender, and then we must stay, ensuring that the outcome, republican governance, free markets, reformed religions, and individual liberty has significant durability. We failed this after WWI, and it lead to WWII, we failed this in Vietnam resulting in the splitting of the country, and the resultant French, and later US continuation of that war, we failed this in Korea, and at the end of Gulf War I, leading to Gulf War II/the Invasion of Iraq.
This is not a difficult lesson, to learn, the consequences for failing to learn this lesson are always the same, larger, more damaging, and more deadly war, with far more negative ancillary consequences (think the creation of ISIS after the invasion of Iraq).
Unfortunately Mattis is correct, we need to address the Korean situation, soon.
Commuters scramble to find routes after bridge collapse
Boy Howdy, how in the world do you burn up a rebar reinforced concrete and steel highway bridge? I'm guessing that this will take longer than the weekend to resolve.