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  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty (tr)

    10/06/2017 8:02:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2017
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
  • Battle for Raqqa photos: Isis confined to hospital and stadium, with hostages and snipers in both

    10/06/2017 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 3, 2017 11:16 BST | David Sim
    The (ISIS) jihadists' last remaining strongholds are the central hospital and a nearby stadium – but they are holding civilian hostages in both of them, and both buildings are surrounded by snipers, booby traps and tunnels that emerge behind SDF lines. Raqqa's hospital, a big complex pocked with bullets holes, lies just 200 yards/metres from the SDF's frontline base. Beyond it is a roundabout where the jihadists once displayed the heads of their enemies, crucified people and held military parades at the height of their expansion. Commanders say seizing these and the stadium from the few hundred remaining militants is...
  • MI Corps Band can’t accept community support requests after Oct. 15

    10/06/2017 7:59:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja Linton, media relations officer for the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA — As part of approved changes to the Department of the Army's overall music support structure and due to ongoing reduction in personnel and music support capability, the band will no longer accept new requests for music support for off-post and community events effective Oct. 15, 2017. The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band (62nd Army Band) will inactivate no later than Oct. 15, 2018. The MI Corps Band will continue to provide music support to events currently on the commitment calendar through December 2017. Music support for military events on post and memorial or funeral support will...
  • Experts: Deadly California hepatitis A outbreak may linger for year or more

    10/06/2017 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 6, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness has infected at least 568 people since November, mainly in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties. People without symptoms can carry the illness, and health officials suspect that transients in San Diego County spread it through other homeless populations around the state. More than 480 cases of the illness, including all 17 deaths, have occurred in San Diego County, which declared a public...
  • Schumer: Don’t return trove of Jewish artifacts to Iraq

    10/06/2017 7:58:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JTA ^ | October 3, 2017 | Josefin Dolsten
    NEW YORK (JTA) — Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer exhorted the State Department not to send back to Iraq a trove of artifacts that belonged to its now exiled Jewish community. In a letter shared with JTA, the New York Democrat on Tuesday urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to work with Jewish groups and the Iraqi Jewish community in the United States and abroad to find a place for the Iraqi Jewish Archive. “These items belong to the people who were forced to leave them behind when the Iraqi government chose to exile them from their homes. Since the...
  • Blade Runner 2049's Politics Aren't That Futuristic [Whining SJW Alert]

    10/06/2017 7:53:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | 10.06.17 09:00 am | Devon Maloney
    Ford’s reprised Deckard and Ryan Gosling’s blade runner K both have complex inner lives behind their macho reticence. K, like Deckard, doesn't think critically about his job or the replicants he executes. His demeanor remains a mask for the audience to endlessly consider in long, uncut close-up—until a revelation forces him to question his identity, and his world falls apart repeatedly across his face. Deckard describes the heart-wrenching motivations for his self-exile and the agony that has accompanied it; Leto’s Wallace monologues at length about his megalomaniacal ambitions to play god to a species that can overrun humankind. Each man...
  • Chicago-Area Deli Owner: I ‘Felt Relief’ When I Heard Shooting Was At A Country Music Concert(T)

    10/06/2017 7:53:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 10/5/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we have another instance of someone thinking that people who were shot at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas deserved it. That would be Greg Morelli of Max’s Deli in Highland Park, Illinois. The Chicago-area deli became the focus of controversy when Morelli tweeted, “Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief. White people shooting white people isn’t [sic] terror…it’s community outreach.” That tweet has since been deleted. It spurred a backlash, which prompted Morelli to issue an apology, which wasn’t well received. This isn’t his first he’s caused a firestorm with this...
  • 63.1%: Participation Rate Reaches Trump-Era High; Record Number of Employed

    10/06/2017 7:49:05 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/06/2017 | Susan Jones
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are long gone, and despite dire predictions, they did not dampen the September jobs report in most key areas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said the labor force participation rate of 63.1 percent reached a high for the year in September, up two-tenths of a point from August. The number of employed Americans reached 154,345,000 in September, setting a sixth record since January. As the number of employed Americans reached an all-time high, the number of unemployed Americans in September -- 6,801,000 -- hasn't been this low since May 2007. The already low unemployment...
  • Word For The Day - refractory

    10/06/2017 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 10-06-2017 | Red Badger
    REFRACTORY re·frac·to·ry rəˈfrakt(ə)rē/ adjective formal adjective: refractory 1. stubborn or unmanageable. "his refractory pony" synonyms: obstinate, stubborn, mulish, pigheaded, obdurate, headstrong, self-willed, wayward, willful, perverse, contrary, recalcitrant, obstreperous, disobedient, difficult; More informal balky; archaic contumacious, froward "their refractory children" antonyms: obedient 2. resistant to a process or stimulus. "some granules are refractory to secretory stimuli" Medicine (of a person, illness, or diseased tissue) not yielding to treatment. "healing of previously refractory ulcers" Medicine rare (of a person or animal) resistant to infection. technical (of a substance) resistant to heat; hard to melt or fuse. noun technical noun: refractory; plural noun:...
  • USA’s End of the Road Carefully Crafted for Decades

    10/06/2017 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/17 | Sher Zieve
    We must not stop now. He--as are we--is under attack on a daily basis from the Luciferian Left...and it's now worldwide The takeover of the USA had been carefully crafted for many years. When, then, 57-year-old George Washington was to take office on 30 April 1789, no one in the just-formed government of the United States knew what to call their newly elected leader. Some were even suggesting Monarchical titles. With all thanks to God, those on the side of the still-being-formed Republic chose the title President of the United States. Since that time, however, there have been multiple attempts...
  • No more gun control!

    10/06/2017 7:43:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/5/2017 | Mason Weaver
    The public is aware of two things: No law could have avoided the Las Vegas tragedy, and those calling for “gun control” are really calling for “citizen control.” These are usually liberal Democrats doing the shooting – and demonstrating, protesting and calling for laws. Liberal laws never free you but always restrict you. It is usually the liberals who are against the police and who support criminals. Already the conspiracy theorists are trying to find a way to blame police, government agencies and other nations. The attacker purchased multiple guns, brought them into the Mandalay Bay Casino and took days...
  • Australian Gun Culture 27: Tail End Gun Amnesty, 2017

    10/06/2017 7:42:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 Septrember, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I arrived in Australian on 1 July, 2017, the first day of the gun amnesty in Australia. I will be returning to the United States on 26 September at the tail end of the three month amnesty.This amnesty is completely different from the mandatory confiscation/turn-in that happened in 1996. In 1996 people were paid to turn in firearms. Some types of guns were effectively outlawed for nearly everyone. Perhaps the strictest firearms regulatory scheme in Western Civilization was implemented on the wave of emotion promoted by the media and John Howard.In 2017, some sanity is returning to firearms regulation...
  • Details Emerge Of Las Vegas Shooter's Real Estate Gambles

    10/06/2017 7:40:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | October 5, 2017 | by Les Cook
    As more details emerge about the life of Stephen Paddock, one thing is clear: on paper, he does not appear to fit a typical profile of a mass shooter. The 64-year-old former accountant who carried out the deadly massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a successful real estate investor who stayed in touch with family and took care of his mother. He was a gambler, but not a reckless one. It appears Paddock liked to have a strategy. Over the past three decades, Paddock was involved in nearly a dozen real estate deals. At first, he invested in...
  • Auto Supplier Denso: $1B Investment in Tennessee Plant (1,000 jobs)

    10/06/2017 7:40:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 6, 2017 | Eric Schelzig, The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Automotive supplier Denso announced plans Friday to invest $1 billion and create more than 1,000 new jobs in its main Tennessee facility to meet growing demand for electric vehicle parts. The investment is aimed at making the Maryville plant the Japanese company's primary manufacturer in North American for electrification and safety systems, the company said. "This is an investment in the future of Denso, and also the future of transportation," Kenichiro Ito, the chairman of Denso North America, said in a statement. "We are seeing dramatic shifts in the role of transportation in society, and this...
  • Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

    10/06/2017 7:33:23 AM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/5/2017 | ALEXANDRA ALTER and DAN BILEFSKY
    As a young man, Kazuo Ishiguro wanted to be a singer and songwriter. He played at folk clubs and went through several stylistic evolutions — including a purple, poetic phase — before settling into spare, confessional lyrics. He never succeeded in the music business, but writing songs helped shape the idiosyncratic, elliptical prose style that made him one of the most acclaimed and influential British writers of his generation. “That was all very good preparation for the kind of fiction I went on to write,” Mr. Ishiguro said in a 2015 interview with The New York Times. “You have to...
  • Vegas Shooting Victim Makes Big Realization About Trump and Melania During Viral Hospital Moment

    10/06/2017 7:29:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Independent Journal Review ^ | October 6, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Thomas Gunderson, the Las Vegas shooting victim who was shot in the leg and still stood up to greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, gave his first TV interview Thursday and revealed more details about the hospital meeting. Speaking to Sean Hannity from his hospital bed, Gunderson was adamant he could tell the president truly cared. “I don't care what anybody has to say to me, he cared. He wanted to listen to me and shake my hand and thank me and was just so awesome,” he said. “And Melania was so sweet. To me, it felt...

    10/06/2017 7:27:35 AM PDT · by drypowder · 9 replies
    The Public Interest | Fall of 1993 | Jeffery Snyder
    Preface: I have obtained reprint permission for the Internet for Jeffrey Snyder's "A Nation of Cowards". It may be reproduced freely, including forwarding copies to politicians, provided that it is not distributed for profit and subscription information is included. I especially encourage you to copy and pass on this strong statement about firearms ownership to friends, colleagues, undecideds, and other firearms rights supporters. Your grassroots pamphleteering can counter the propaganda blitz now going on by introducing some reason to the debate. This essay is one of our best weapons. To get plaintext: ftp, get /public_html/comment/cowards.txt The WWW URL is:...
  • Jimmy Kimmel: ‘No Breathing Human On Planet Earth Produces More Fake News Than Donald Trump’

    10/06/2017 7:26:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 6, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    <p>UPDATED with video: President Donald Trump’s continues to suffer from state of knicker knotted-ness about “this Rex Tillerson story,” Jimmy Kimmel reported Thursday.</p> <p>NBC News reported this week the Secretary of State wanted to resign earlier this year and called Trump a “[bleep]ing moron” at a meeting.</p>
  • Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive

    10/06/2017 7:25:31 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 66 replies
    NPR ^ | October 6, 2017 12:02 AM ET | Howard Berkes
    Investigators in Las Vegas are sifting through evidence they've gathered from the homes of the man who sprayed a concert crowd with gunfire. They've begun to interview his girlfriend. They've learned quite a bit about Stephen Paddock's past and preparation, but there is still no explanation why he damaged and destroyed so many lives. Ken Russell is a retired wildlife biologist who lives in the same neighborhood where the Las Vegas shooter lived, in the sunny retirement community of Sun City Mesquite. That the carnage on Sunday night was carried out by someone living there was a shock, he said....
  • Vegas Survivor on Meeting Trump: “He Wasn’t Who We See on Social Media... Comforting... Super Nice."

    10/06/2017 7:24:43 AM PDT · by wrrock · 5 replies ^ | 10/5/2017 | Video
    Las Vegas Survivor on Meeting Trump: “Comforting… Yeah, he was like super nice; He wasn’t who we see on social media. He was much more comforting… his tone of voice… and just the way he was… in person.” Watch Video...