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  • Oklahoma jury recommends the death penalty in beheading case

    10/12/2017 3:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/17 | AP
    A jury Thursday recommended the death penalty for an Oklahoma man convicted of beheading a co-worker in 2014. Jurors convicted Alton Nolen, 33, on Sept. 29 of killing 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and trying to kill another co-worker at a food processing plant in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Jurors agreed on Oct. 2 that Nolen should serve three life sentences plus 130 years in prison on assault and battery charges stemming from his attack on the co-worker who survived. Jurors took less than three hours Thursday to recommend the death penalty on the first-degree murder charge.
  • Here’s What “Indigenous Peoples” Did to People They Didn’t Like… It’s Graphic

    10/12/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by plain talk · 90 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    The indigenous peoples who populated the New World prior to the arrival of Europeans were arguably even worse than the hated white men who eventually conquered them, in terms of civility and wanton violence toward their enemies. Indeed, far from things like slavery and genocide being introduced to the continent by Columbus and his successors, such acts of atrocity were already occurring widely among the various warring tribes of natives, who routinely enslaved, tortured, ritualistically slaughtered and even feasted upon their defeated enemies. That’s right — many indigenous peoples practiced cannibalism upon those they had conquered and oppressed. Is that...
  • Vanity - Latest in Commie Cadet Saga at West Point

    10/12/2017 2:38:50 PM PDT · by lacrew · 46 replies
    USMA | 2017-10-12 | Robert Caslen
    October 12, 2017 To the Men and Women of the Long Gray Line, Some of you may have seen a letter written by retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington in our graduate forums taking issue with our policies and procedures at West Point. Let me be clear. I am incredibly proud of our cadets, our staff and faculty, and our program. This great institution continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s Army, and, in doing so, we steadfastly uphold the highest academic, military, physical and disciplinary standards. While we do not compromise standards, we are a developmental institution with...
  • The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

    10/12/2017 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 23 replies
    US Department of State ^ | October 12, 2017 | US State Department
    Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO. The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives...
  • FEC Commissioner Uses Russian Meddling As Excuse To Restrict Internet Speech

    10/12/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | David Warrington
    Anti-free speech liberals have long sought to regulate and restrict Americans’ freedom of speech on the Internet. Now, their longtime champion, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, has found her latest excuse to restrict American citizens’ free speech on their own websites, blogs, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking about Russian meddling in the last election at a recent meeting of the FEC (at minute 10:55), Weintraub stated: If you’re interested I’m happy to talk about it but I’m not here proposing that we reopen the entire Internet rulemaking from 2006. I think that’s something we might want...
  • Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

    10/12/2017 2:29:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    S F Chronicle ^ | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017 | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017
    In the early hours of the blaze, officials at the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department discussed sending something similar to an Amber Alert to cell phones in the area, but chose not to since it would have gone to tens of thousands of people not in immediate danger. The type of warning, called a Wireless Emergency Alert, can only target phones in large geographic areas, according to Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Coordinator Zachary Hamill, who made the decision not to send the wireless alert together with the county’s emergency manager, Christopher Helgren. “If I had done...
  • Emma Thompson Thinks There Are Many More Harvey Weinsteins In Hollywood

    10/12/2017 2:29:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cole Delbyck
    Emma Thompson is joining a chorus of famous actresses condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against him. Thompson, who starred in a handful of films produced by Weinstein’s company, including 2008′s “Brideshead Revisited,” said she had no previous knowledge of his actions, but is not entirely surprised. “I didn’t know about these things, but they don’t surprise me at all and they’re endemic to the system anyway,” Thompson told BBC Newsnight. “What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg.”...
  • Marijuana sales in Colorado up 21 percent as pot shops crack $1 billion threshold earlier than ever

    10/12/2017 2:27:08 PM PDT · by Ken H · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Colorado’s legal marijuana dispensaries generated over $1 billion in sales during the first eight months of 2017 — a 21 percent year-over increase putting the Centennial State on path to having its best year yet in terms of retail pot sales. Licensed pot shops in Colorado sold a total of about $1.02 billion worth of marijuana products between January and August 2017, including $733,057,112 in recreational sales and $291,978,141 in medical sales, according to data released Wednesday by the state’s Department of Revenue and analyzed by The Cannabist, the Denver Post’s marijuana news portal.
  • Trump’s Attacks On The First Amendment Don’t Remotely Compare To Bush’s (Or Obama’s)

    10/12/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by be-baw · 33 replies
    lawnewz.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Colin Kalmbacher
    President Donald Trump is triggering liberals and would-be warriors running the Hashtag Resistance grift. He’s obliquely floated the idea of using the IRS as a political tool against the National Football League because black athletes won’t give in to his bullying. He’s successfully cajoled ESPN into chastising and censoring Jemele Hill. His ranting has emboldened Jerry Jones into keeping his players upright for the national anthem–and the rest of the NFL may follow suit. *snip* But enough about Trump’s verbal barrages. His attacks only work because his enemies are cowards, stupid, or pretending. Oftentimes those attacks are the smooth-brained ravings...
  • As Predicted, Drive-Bys Take Me Out of Context on Trump and the NFL

    10/12/2017 2:13:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I told you yesterday, Snerdley, I told you yesterday that my comments on Trump and the NFL were gonna be purposefully taken out of context. I told all of you they would be taken out of context. I told all of you I knew exactly what would happen. I mean, Snerdley walks in here before everybody had left yesterday and said it’s already happening. He showed me a story from TheHill.com where they left out a very crucial aspect of what I said because the Drive-Bys are eager to report that a staunch Trumpist like me might be breaking...
  • New poll has Roy Moore up 8 points on Doug Jones in US Senate race

    10/12/2017 2:11:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 10/12/17 | Brian Lyman
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cygnal polling, a Montgomery based polling firm, has released the results of a new poll that puts GOP candidate Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by 8 points, with 9% of respondents undecided. The poll also found higher interest levels than from either of the previous two rounds of primary voting. More than 90% of respondents said they were “definitely likely” to show up to vote, which is 5-7% higher than surveys from the first round of primary voting and the GOP runoff. Cygnal President Brent Buchanan said in a news release, “This race between Moore...
  • A New Gig for Hillary?

    10/12/2017 2:10:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m dead serious, my friends. Hillary Clinton is the CEO and chief operating officer of Bimbo Eruptions Inc. Hillary Clinton may have finally found a way to appropriately reconnect with supporters, especially in Hollywood here. What a great service Hillary could provide to the movers and shakers in Hollywood, the Casting Crouch Brigade. She’s an expert in these situations. She’s the most cheated-on woman in America, and every guy that’s ever done it has prosper and had triumphed and has never paid the price. She is an expert at this! Harvey and his people run around and try to...
  • Will Trump loyalists really back a Never Trumper against Orrin Hatch? (Yes! We will!!)

    10/12/2017 2:05:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/11/17 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Flirting with what some may see as political treason, bigwig Trump loyalists led by Stephen K. Bannon, Dave Bossie and Tony Perkins are considering “Never Trump” former Senate aide Boyd Matheson to replace Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch next year. Mr. Hatch, 83, has acknowledged thinking maybe it’s time to hang it up after 41 years in the Senate. Mr. Bannon has said he is determined to help show Mr. Hatch the door — maybe by backing Mr. Matheson, 51, for a primary run. “Boyd is considering it, regardless of Sen. Hatch’s decision (or anyone else’s decision for that matter),” Matheson...
  • African-American unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

    10/12/2017 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to a 17-year low in September, and the rates for all other major racial and ethnic groups also dropped.
  • US black man beaten by racists is charged (Accused of violence at Charlottesville-DJT)

    10/12/2017 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident. DeAndre Harris, 20, who is accused of unlawful wounding, was taken before a magistrate before being released on an unsecured bond. Photos and video of Mr. Harris being attacked by white men at the August 12 event were widely shared online. Two alleged assailants were charged with malicious wounding in September....... Another individual alleged that Mr. Harris attacked him, prompting the warrant on Tuesday........
  • US offers millions for two of Hezbollah’s top operatives [up to $7mil!]

    10/12/2017 1:51:59 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has determined that the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah is seeking to carry out attacks against the United States and has thus offered millions of dollars for whoever can help it apprehend two of its leaders. “It is our assessment that Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, during a briefing Tuesday. Rasmussen went on to say that the US government was seeking help arresting Talal Hamiyeh and Fu’ad Shukr, and would pay $7 million and...
  • Mass Murderers Should Be Deprived of Fame

    10/12/2017 1:51:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old Nevada man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. If you don't know his name, you can easily find it online, in print or on TV. But you won't learn it from this column. Notoriety may have been what he was after in methodically plotting the slaughter. He may have intended to outdo other mass shooters. He may have hoped his name would gain a sinister immortality. University of Alabama criminologist Adam Lankford has explained the repetition of such incidents as a...
  • U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

    10/12/2017 1:45:02 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both conservatives, indicated that U.S. foreign policy tensions that could arise from such cases would be a reason to curb corporate liability. Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often casts the deciding vote in big cases, also appeared sympathetic to the bank’s arguments. Their remarks during an hour...
  • VANITY: Playing The Game

    10/12/2017 1:33:57 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 62 replies
    Self | 10/12/2017 | Dr. Thorne
    There is much talk about sexual harassment and abuse these days. Many people are asking why victims did not come forward at the time when these events took place. Besides l'affaire Weinstein, there has been the unending saga of Bill Cosby and his sickening sexual escapades. However, I have my own story to tell.
  • Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than thought, destroy all of mankind

    10/12/2017 1:32:37 PM PDT · by Sopater · 123 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/12/2017
    Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, potentially wiping out life as we know it.