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Trump not backing down from his election rhetoric

Stephen Colbert apologizes to Donald Trump for the mean things he said, and gives Trump the opportunity to apologize as well.

He then asks Trump to apologize. Trump however is no tool and no fool, and does what any good leader should do...he does not apologize or back off from his election rhetoric, instead he owns what he said in the past and what he says present day.

After hearing Trump in this late night interview, I like and respect him more than ever.

Brick Wall

America's Blasphemy Against The 'Cult of Clinton'

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If you want to see politics based on emotionalism over reason and a borderline-religious devotion to an iconic figure, forget the Trump Army; look instead to the Cult of Clinton.

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election, all eyes, and wringing hands, have been on the white blob who voted for him. These "loud, illiterate and credulous people," as a sap at Salon brands them, think on an "emotional level." Bill Moyers warned that ours is a "dark age of unreason," in which "low information" folks are lining up behind "The Trump Emotion Machine." Andrew Sullivan said Trump supporters relate to him as a "cult leader fused with the idea of the nation."

What's funny about this is not simply that it's the biggest chattering-class hissy fit of the 21st century so far — and chattering-class hissy fits are always funny. It's that whatever you think of Trump (I'm not a fan) or his supporters (I think they're mostly normal, good people), the fact is they've got nothing on the Clinton cult when it comes to creepy, pious worship of a politician.

By the Cult of Hillary Clinton, I don't mean the nearly 62 million Americans who voted for her. I have not one doubt that they are as mixed and normal a bag of people as the Trumpites are. No, I mean the Hillary machine—the celebs and activists and hacks who were so devoted to getting her elected and who have spent the past week sobbing and moaning over her loss. These people exhibit cult-like behavior far more than any Trump cheerer I've come across.

Bad Guys

Norway pedophile scandal: Politicians and police reportedly among 20 arrested suspects

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At least 20 people have been arrested in Norway on pedophile charges, officials say, adding that the suspects include lawyers, economists and even a primary schoolteacher. Reports claim the case also involves politicians and a police officer.

Thirty-one people are also currently under investigation, Deputy Police Chief Gunnar Fløystad said.

"It is not one case, but several serious cases that we have been investigating for a long time. We can talk of several networks," he said, as cited by Aftonbladet newspaper.

According to Fløystad, many suspects are highly -educated and have good IT skills.

Family

Turkish government may backtrack on controversial draft sex abuse law

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The Turkish government is considering the revision of the controversial draft of a child abuse law, which was unveiled last week and met with harsh disapproval of opposition parties and many Turkish nationals who held protests in response to the bill, media reported Sunday.

The ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) may revise the bill, which would allow to release the people accused or jailed for child sex abuse crimes committed before November 11, 2016 in cases where the victim consented to the act and subsequently married the aggressor, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Comment: For more on this crazy law: Turkish AKP party puts forward motion that would allow 4,000 child rapists to be immediately freed if their victims agreed to marry them


Play

Live Stream cut off as authorities spray DAPL protesters with water cannons in below freezing temps

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Militarized police in North Dakota are now firing water cannons, concussion grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets on water protectors trapped on a bridge near Cannon Ball.

Following a brief confrontation with police, in which military vehicles were reportedly set alight and ultimately cleared from the roadway by water protectors, heavily armed police in riot gear kettled water protectors on a bridge and began brutalizing those trapped.

According to reports from the scene, police began firing tear gas canisters in an attempt to clear people from the bridge near the Oceti Sakowin encampment — and when water protectors kicked those canisters back at police to avoid the crippling gas, several small fires ignited near the side of the road.

Witnesses said water protectors — not law enforcement — then proceeded to put out the flames; but police from multiple departments took the opportunity to crack down on the activists, in what appeared to be retaliation.

Trapped on the bridge on both sides by this veritable army of police, water protectors, including children, stood their ground on the bridge — the only options available to inhale the noxious tear gas or trample one another to escape.

People 2

Some stats for the most adulterous countries in the world

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This week, infidelity website Illicit Encounters claimed that Friday 18 November is the day of 2016 your partner is most likely to cheat on you.

And now, we have the where.

According to data from Durex, these are the 10 most adulterous countries in the world.

Map: Statista

Snakes in Suits

WADA Director General caught on hot mic: 'We're not desperate' for Russia return

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WADA director general Olivier Niggli
The World Anti-Doping Agency isn't so desperate to see Russia reinstated in the organization, WADA director general Olivier Niggli said in a hot mic conversation captured by RT.

Niggli was talking to WADA's newly re-elected president, Craig Reedie, on the sidelines of a meeting of the agency's Foundation Board in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday.

"It's good to say we're working with Russia, but don't give the impression that we're rushing," Niggli said as he instructed WADA president.

"No, no," Reedie replied.

"I think be patient and... we want them to get back, but not under any condition. Just be careful," Niggli said.

"Yeah, but I can be encouraging with [Vitaly] Smirnov (Russia's Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission's head)," Reedie answered.

"Yeah, but not too much. Just be neutral. We aren't desperate for them [Russia] to come back," Niggli stressed.

"They can come back if they do the right thing," he added.

Whistle

Whistleblower exposes company for faulty lab tests to no avail

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Elizabeth Holmes, Tyler Shultz and George Shultz (inset)
After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks.

The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz's grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former Secretary of State and a Theranos director.

"The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this personally is because you are Mr. Shultz's grandson," wrote Mr. Balwani to his employee in an email, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Shultz quit the same day. As he was leaving Theranos's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., he says he got a frantic cellphone call from his mother, who told him Ms. Holmes had just called the elder Mr. Shultz to warn that his grandson would "lose" if he launched a vendetta against the blood-testing startup.

Comment: It has been shown time and time again that whistleblowing results in no consequences for the company or institution involved but comes at a great cost to the whistleblowers themselves.


Stop

Butcher of Libya defeated: Libyan tribes happy Trump elected, attacks stopped immediately as jihadists mourned Hillary's loss

The Libyan tribes called yesterday to express their great happiness in the election Donald J. Trump to be the next President of the USA. They also wish to thank all the American people for standing up against corruption and evil. They, the people of Libya know first hand the evil that this woman is capable of by her war crimes and lies committed in 2011 to destroy their country. They have suffered for over 5 years with her "behind the scenes" support of the illegal occupation of their country by her radical Islamic mercenary proxy army, her support of the 4% of Libyans that are radical Islamic terrorists and their forcibly installed puppet governments.

The tribes of Libya have spies in every sector of Libya. They informed me that they knew there was to be an attack on their country this coming week-end (Nov 12th & 13th). The attack was to target oil fields and the Libyan National army now fighting the radical Islamic terrorists. They know that the attack was to be staged out of Qatar directed by Hillary Clinton.

They stated: "When Donald Trump won the election, all attacks ceased to exist, they have all stopped".

Comment: A letter from March 10, from the Moriartys on behalf of the Libyan tribes:



Pirates

Interview with a French ISIS member: "We'll stop when France stops bombing the Middle East", beheading enemies of God is "a pleasure"

"I migrated to Syria one year ago, but now I am sad," Rachid Kassim, a 29-year-old French jihadist tells me, in his first-ever interview. "A lot of us are jealous of brothers who attack in dar ul-kufr," he said, using the Arabic term denoting non-Muslim lands. "We believe that even a small attack in dar ul-kufr is better than a big attack in Syria. As the door of hijrah [migration] closes, the door of jihad opens. If I stayed in dar ul-kufr, I would do an attack there."

Words like these from jihadists like Kassim have heightened the concerns of security agencies across Europe and North America. If supporters of the Islamic State are prohibited from traveling to join their ranks in Syria and Iraq, will they instead turn their gaze inward? Over the last several months, Kassim has been quite vocal on Telegram, a messaging application, which also allows individuals to create channels where they can broadcast their message to the masses. Telegram has increasingly become the platform of choice for jihadist movements, particularly after Twitter became more committed to shutting down pro-jihadist accounts.

Comment: These are the kind of guys Hillary and her type love. They loved them in Iraq. They loved them in Libya. and They love them in Syria. These are the kind of guys Putin, Assad and Nasrallah are fighting against in Syria. Anyway you look at it, the U.S. is responsible for this entire problem. Maybe now the U.S. can take some responsibility and actually be part of the solution instead of just perpetuating the problem? We'll have to wait and see.