Friday, July 28, 2017

History for July 28 - On-This-Day.com

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History for July 28 - On-This-Day.com
Beatrix Potter 1866, Rudy Vallee 1901, Charles Hard Townes 1915
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929, Jim Davis 1945, Sally Struthers 1948
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1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.


1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.


1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.


1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.


1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.


1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Intelligence Agencies: North Korea Close To Having Missiles That Can Hit California | Daily Wire

Intelligence Agencies: North Korea Close To Having Missiles That Can Hit California | Daily Wire:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Current Leader of North Korea"For years, North Korea has been hard at work modernizing its military technology in order to threaten America and its allies. Now it appears that all that hard work is finally paying dividends. According to U.S. intelligence agencies with expert knowledge of the rogue regime’s missiles program, North Korea may be within one year of obtaining the ability to successfully launch a missile strike against the continental United States. "


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Feds Crack Trump Protesters' Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting - Slashdot

Feds Crack Trump Protesters' Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting - Slashdot
"...Officials seized Trump protesters' cell phones, cracked their passwords, and are now attempting to use the contents to convict them of conspiracy to riot at the presidential inauguration. 
Prosecutors have indicted over 200 people on felony riot charges for protests in Washington, D.C. on January 20 that broke windows and damaged vehicles. 
Some defendants face up to 75 years in prison, despite little evidence against them. 
But a new court filing reveals that investigators have been able to crack into at least eight defendants' locked cell phones. 
Now prosecutors want to use the internet history, communications, and pictures they extracted from the phones as evidence against the defendants in court..."

IT Aide Was Still on DWS's Payroll After Stealing Equipment - Cortney O'Brien

IT Aide Was Still on DWS's Payroll After Stealing Equipment - Cortney O'Brien
"Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the center of a scandal in Washington this week after it was discovered her IT aide was stealing equipment. 
Image result for Debbie Wasserman SchultzImran Awan was accused of “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.” 
For instance, he reportedly charged the House double the amount required for IT equipment and may have exposed House information online.
Awan was also charged with multiple counts of bank fraud after allegedly engaging in "a scheme to defraud a Congressional Federal Credit Union," according to Fox News.
He was caught at Virginia's Dulles International Airport trying to flee the country to Pakistan Monday night.
Awan’s crimes were discovered back in February and he had been banned from using the House computer network. 
Every congressional Democrat whom he worked for fired him after learning of the report. 
Everyone that is, except Wasserman Schultz, who did not let him go until this week. 
It was unclear which tasks he was still trusted with.
The Weston Democrat has not explained in detail why she continued to employ Awan until Tuesday when she fired him — after he was arrested on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport in Virginia attempting to board a flight to Pakistan.
And she has not elaborated on what work Awan did for her after he lost access to the House computer network.
In a statement, Wasserman Schultz spokesman David Damron defensively said that her team had been given no evidence to suggest Awan had broken a law. 
As such, she was under the impression he had been the victim of religious profiling. 
"Upon learning of his arrest," however, Awan was promptly terminated.
"After details of the investigation were reviewed with us, my office was provided no evidence to indicate that laws had been broken, which over time, raised troubling concerns about due process, fair treatment, and potential ethical and religious profiling. Upon learning of his arrest, he was terminated."
This is all very dramatic news. 
Of course, you didn’t hear about it in the mainstream media. 
Unless you happened to be watching the 37 seconds of coverage CBS dedicated to it..."
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Breaking: Democratic IT aide Imran Awan arrested at Dulles while trying to flee the US – TheBlaze

Breaking: Democratic IT aide Imran Awan arrested at Dulles while trying to flee the US – TheBlaze:

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"Pakistani-born Imran Awan, who was a longtime IT aide to former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was reportedly arrested at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport Monday night while trying to flee the country."


Here's what polls say about a transgender military ban

Here's what polls say about a transgender military ban:
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"The U.S. Department of Defense now allows transgender people, those who identify with and want to live as the opposite sex, to serve openly in the military," the survey said.
"Is this decision good for the military, bad for the military or does it have no impact?"
Only 23 percent of people surveyed responded that it was good, while 31 percent said it was bad. The largest bloc of respondents, 38 percent, said it has no impact.
As the Washington Examiner reported earlier today, a Military Times poll conducted last December found 41 percent of active-duty troops believed the policy hurt military readiness, while only 12 percent said it helped..."
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