Wow, check this article out. Amazing the lengths this guy went to.> Fake Navy SEAL Gets 4 Years in Prison You know the drill. Scroll down for all the New and Headlines for today, lot’s to check out and some good Commentaries following the News and Headlines at the bottom of the post.
Interesting, This Day in History. USSR Begins Drilling World’s Deepest Hole (1970)
“The Kola Superdeep Borehole project was an attempt to dig as far as possible into the Earth’s crust. It began when, in 1970, following setbacks in the Space Race, Soviet scientists looked downward. Digging on the remote Kola Peninsula for some 20 years, they reached a depth of 40,230 feet (12,262 m)—about a third of the way through the Earth’s crust—before being forced to stop due to higher-than-expected temperatures of 350° F (180° C). Surprisingly, water was found at what depth?” More here.> Kola Superdeep Borehole
In the News:
“Travelers should expect new procedures at TSA checkpoints later this year, with more carry-on items, like food and tablets, separated into bins” More here.> Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security
Good read. Personally, I hope so.> Will Fox find a new home for ‘Last Man Standing’?
Very good, take the time and check it out.“Daily Mail journalist sounds off about the Manchester massacre.” Video here.> British columnist: We need to demand action
BEIJING (AP) — “The Moody’s ratings agency on Wednesday cut China’s credit rating due to surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they overhaul a slowing economy.
The downgrade adds to warnings about China’s reliance on credit to propel growth after the 2008 global crisis. Private sector analysts say it could drag on the economy or threaten the health of the state-owned banking industry.
Moody’s Investors Service cut Beijing’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings by one notch to A1 from Aa3. It said China’s financial strength is likely to erode as growth slows and debt will rise further.” more here.> Moody’s cuts China credit rating over rising debt
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
“President Trump is heading to Brussels today for the NATO summit, and support for the organization is up as voters continue to see a need for the alliance more than 60 years after it was formed.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that,” More here.> How Do Voters Feel About NATO?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
“President Trump has visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip as President of the United States this week. But voters believe this country’s relationship with Israel is more important to stability in the Middle East than the relationship with Saudi Arabia is.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that,” More here.> Voters Say U.S.-Israel Relations Better for Middle East Than Ties to Saudis
NEW YORK (AP) — “While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the “news media” in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world.
The survey by the project, a partnership between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and American Press Institute, echoed the phenomenon where people express distaste for politicians yet support their local representatives.” more here.> Americans don’t trust media, but feel better about favorites
President Donald J. Trump has made it clear that under his Administration, the United States stands with Israel. The President spent Monday and Tuesday visiting Israel, strengthening the friendships and partnerships between our two countries. The President met with President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and visited several important sites.” More and video here.> Strengthening the Bond Between the United States and Israel
Don’t for get. You have to June 12th to share your suggestions on What agency would you like to reform in the Federal Government.
“On March 13th, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order that will make the Federal government more efficient, effective, and accountable to you, the American people. This Executive Order directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to present the President with a plan that recommends ways to reorganize the executive branch and eliminate unnecessary agencies.
President Trump wants to hear your ideas and suggestions on how the government can be better organized to work for the American people.” More here.> Reorganizing the Executive Branch: We Need Your Input!
“The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.” More here.> Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
“The mysterious hacking group that supplied a critical component of the WannaCry “ransomware” software attack that spread across the globe in mid-May has been releasing alleged National Security Agency secrets for the past eight months.
Former intelligence officials now fear that the hackers, who go by the name Shadow Brokers, are taking a new tack: exposing the identities of the NSA’s computer-hacking team. That potentially could subject these government experts to charges when traveling abroad.”. More here.> In Modern Cyber War, the Spies Can Become Targets, Too
“Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said this morning that key surveillance programs won’t be reauthorized by Congress until questions about intelligence “unmasking” are answered.
At a House Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday in the Russia investigation, Gowdy asked former CIA Director John Brennan about the issue.” More here.> Gowdy: Surveillance Programs Won’t Be Renewed Until ‘Unmasking’ Questions Answered
“Four IT staff for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers lost their jobs in February after suspicions arose that they breached security on the House IT network.
The U.S. Capitol Police named Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal “as subjects of a criminal probe.”
Now relatives have said that Alvi has fled the United States with her daughters and sought protection from the Pakistani government.” More here.> Pakistan Gives Protection to Democratic Aide Who Allegedly Breached House Security
“Sen. Rand Paul intends to force a vote on a $110 billion defense deal President Trump signed with Saudi Arabia, according to an aide to the Kentucky Republican.
Paul is expected to introduce a measure to disapprove of the sale later on Wednesday, the aide said, over concerns that the deal may pull the U.S. into Yemen’s civil war.
The move will allow Paul to force a vote in early June. Under the Arms Export Control Act, he can bring the measure up on the Senate floor after 10 calendar days, but the Senate is leaving town on Friday for a week-long Memorial Day break.
The Senate in September overwhelmingly rejected a similar move from Paul to halt a $1.15 billion arms sale between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.” More here.> Paul plans to force vote on $110B Saudi defense deal
Commentary / Opinion:
Newsflash: “There is nothing new or unique about the barbaric soldiers of Allah executing premeditated attacks on our young.
For now, everyone knows the sonorous name and cherubic face of 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
But I guarantee you that beautiful Saffie Rose will evaporate from the memories of those most loudly proclaiming “Never forget” faster than a dewdrop in the desert.
History teaches us there is no appeasing the unappeasable. They will not be bought by welfare subsidies, sensitivity programs, college educations or diversity-is-our-strength platitudes. The slaughter of the innocents will continue unabated as long as the West’s useless last responders to jihad violence — addled by short-term memories and child-like comprehension of the Islamic imperialism imperative — prevail.
The Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 injured 263 and claimed three lives, including 8-year-old Martin Richard. Authorities recounted at trial that Martin suffered “visceral pain” in nearly every part of his body as shrapnel — metal, wood, nails and pellets — from the jihadists’ pressure cooker bomb ripped into him.
Yes, the same type of sadistic torture bombs suspected of maiming and killing kids and teens in Manchester this week.” More here.> The forgotten slaughters of the innocents