The FCC voted Thursday to put an end to so called Net Neutrality, correcting one of the worst regulatory missteps in the history of the FCC. The 2-1 vote reverses the 2015 vote that reclassified Internet service as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
Source: FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality and Restore a Free Market Internet
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said today that the FBI had decided to withhold documents, including memos, notes, summaries, and recordings, requested by his committee in regards to the ongoing Russia probe. This was revealed in a letter sent by Chaffetz to the FBI responding to the agency’s decision to withhold documents requested by the Committee on May 16, 2017. The FBI’s denial to cooperate is presented below:
Source: FBI Refuses To Hand Over “Comey Memos” To Congress | Zero Hedge
When the cable TV sports giant ESPN announced 100 layoffs recently, including letting go a number of high-profile broadcasters, a lot of people took notice, and well they should: things no longer are business as usual in sports broadcasting, and we are not even at the beginning of the end, and maybe not even the end of the beginning.
Source: ESPN and the Bursting of the Sports Bubble | Mises Wire
After eight weeks of protests, 49 deaths, 13,000 injured, and 1,500 arrests, Venezuela’s citizens are turning violent. In the town where Hugo Chávez spent his early years, termed the “cradle” of his socialist revolution, protesters not only burned down his childhood home but also several government buildings, including the regional office of the National Electoral Council. This led one observer of the violence to
Source: Venezuela Entering Final Stages
On Wednesday GOP candidate Greg Gianforte grabbed a Guardian reporter by the neck and then body-slammed on a stage in front of reporters.
Source: Republican Greg Gianforte Body-Slams Liberal Reporter — Goes on to Easily Win Montana Special Election
Inaction is the greatest threat. – R. L. Godfrey
“How can the country stand by while we commit these atrocities against our own children? Planned Parenthood and NAF abortionists laugh about heads getting stuck and casually discuss the dismemberment of babies, fully formed, at five and six months. Meanwhile, their public defenders in the media and their paid spokespeople claim that the group is committing no wrong, that they are a public health service. How long will we be blind to the brutal destruction of these vulnerable babies?” CMP over the past two years has released multiple videos of Planned Parenthood and its operations to sell unborn baby body parts.
Source: Abortion conference jokes about decapitated heads, brains, eyeballs
It’s perhaps the most rapid demographic shift in history. Some would even call it miraculous. Within only a few generations, Jews scattered around the world have reassembled into a nation in their ancient biblical homeland of Israel. One Israeli in the new film “I Am Israel” marvels that there were only around 60,000 Jews in what is now Israel at the turn of the last century, compared to more than 6 million today. As Breaking Israel News notes, the global population of Jews outside Israel has decreased from 1945 to today, while the number of Jews within Israel has dramatically increased. Today, 43 percent of the global Jewish population now resides in Israel. If current trends continue, the majority of the world’s Jewish population will soon reside in Israel.
Source: Jews worldwide in stunning ‘ingathering’ in Israel
The Manchester suicide bomber was reported to authorities repeatedly over a period of five years, as British citizens pointed out his radical activities. Nothing was done. It mirrors the script of previous jihadists who struck at San Bernardino, Orlando, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, London, Nice and many other places in the U.S. and Europe over the last three years. “We knew of this man,” police said, but they were either unwilling or unable to monitor the suspect, let alone arrest him. Now there are signs that two Muslim men in Minneapolis may be up to their eyeballs in jihadist activity.
Source: Minnesota Muslim released despite grenade, bomb materials found
Agents arrested 188 people in an operation targeting “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives,” according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nearly 90% — 169 — of those arrested in the operation, which ended Wednesday, had prior convictions, officials said.
Source: Federal agents nab nearly 200 people in L.A.-area immigration raids targeting criminals – LA Times
Ten progressive judges in Virginia have decided that Muslims can ask judges to change the nation’s national security and immigration policies whenever prior campaign statements in democratic political elections can be described as unfair to Muslims living in America.
Source: Federal Judges Invite Muslims To Veto Americans’ Elections Over Campaign Statements – Breitbart
Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.
Source: Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized
The FBI’s scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau’s sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump family circle.
Source: Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Say Officials – NBC News
Announcing the service, Google said that it captures around 70% of credit and debit card transactions in the US. Critics said it represented another blow to privacy.
Source: Google plans to track credit card spending – BBC News
On March 8, we wrote an analysis that said North Korea appeared to be crossing a red line set forth by the United States. And now, there are signs that military action on the Korean Peninsula is increasingly likely. It’s no secret that the USS Carl Vinson has been near the peninsula for a few weeks. But now the USS Ronald Reagan, which is based near-theater in Japan, has joined it.
Source: In North Korea, the US Advertises Its Intentions – Geopolitical Futures
ISIS-linked militants reportedly captured nine Christians, tied their hands together and shot them dead in a city in the Philippines. The Maute group forced the civilians off their truck at a roadside checkpoint in Marawi City on Wednesday and murdered them after they were identified as Christian, local media reported.
Source: ISIS militants ‘shoot nine Christians dead in Philippines’ | Daily Mail Online
Berkeley police have arrested a former Diablo Valley College professor for committing an assault during the protests that took place this April. During the protest, violence broke out between supporters of President Trump and far-left anarchists who brand themselves “Antifa,” many of whom were clad in black and wore full face masks to conceal their identities.
Source: Police Arrest Professor Eric Clanton for ‘Bike Lock’ Assaults at Berkeley | Heat Street
“There’s a competing narrative of fear and xenophobia and nationalism and intolerance and anti-democratic trends,” said Obama, discussing democracy and global responsibility with the chancellor, at the biennial congress of the German Protestant Church. “We have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or that would restrict individual freedoms of conscience and religion. “In this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall,” Obama declared from the Brandenburg Gate, as police helicopters patrolled the skies and snipers watched the scene from nearby rooftops. The former U.S. president told Merkel
Source: Obama Praises Globalism in Berlin: ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’ – Breitbart