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  • Can Anyone download a Retirement Form 2656 ? Or is it just me

    12/14/2018 10:01:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Try downloading Form 2656 from This Page Form 108 down loads fineNavy Times reports the whole system TA
  • Kansas recalls hundreds of license plates over ethnic slur complaint

    11/28/2018 6:07:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The Kansas Department of Revenue said there are 731 active registrations containing that random letter combination on standard license plates. Vehicle owners were sent a letter dated Tuesday asking them to return the plate to their county vehicle office within 30 days for replacement at no cost. Plates not replaced within that period will be identified in the state’s system and will be replaced at their annual...
  • More than 650 immigrants apprehended at Yuma border

    11/15/2018 8:13:26 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2018
    U.S Border Patrol agents in the Yuma sector apprehended 654 immigrants in the last two days who crossed the border illegally, most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala.
  • Second Border Wall Contract Awarded as Migrant Caravan Touches Line

    11/15/2018 7:49:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | 15.11.2018 | 16:13 | Mehr Nachrichten von AFX News
    MEXICO CITY (dpa-AFX) - The US government has awarded a $167-million contract to a Galveston, Texas-based construction company to build a levee wall in south Texas along the United States' border with Mexico to prevent the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the country. The contract was awarded the day hundreds of U.S.-bound Latin American migrants, who started their grueling journey on foot from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, arrived at the border fence that separates Mexico from California. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that as per the contract, SLSCO will build an 8-mile stretch of...
  • Justice Dept : “Matthew Whitaker appointment as acting AG fully lawful”

    11/15/2018 2:32:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Espeak ^ | Nov 15, 2018
    Nov. 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department dismissed claims Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to succeed Jeff Sessions violated the Constitution. The department issued a 20-page memorandum to show President Donald Trump could appoint Whitaker without a Senate confirmation. Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general last week after Sessions was forced out. The department said it had sought legal advice about a succession plan before his departure. “As all three branches of government have long recognized, the president may designate an acting official to perform the duties of a vacant principal office, including a Cabinet office,...
  • Lateef wins in school board chairman's race ... dirty tricks (Exhibit A - How RATs Cheat)

    11/09/2018 2:03:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | By Jill Palermo Times Staff Writer
    Babur Lateef is the apparent winner of Tuesday’s special election for chairman of Prince William County School Board, garnering 48 percent of the unofficial vote to Alyson Satterwhite’s 41.9 percent. The win means Lateef, who ran with the support of Prince William County’s Democratic Committee, will hold onto the top spot on the eight-member board, while Satterwhite, who was endorsed by the local Republican committee, will remain the Gainesville representative on the board, a position she has held since 2012. Lateef was first appointed interim chairman earlier this year after former school board chairman Ryan Sawyers resigned the post following...
  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 4:52:13 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    KRTV ^ | Nov 9, 2018
    Authorities have identified a Facebook post believed to have been made by the shooter around the time of the attack, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the ongoing investigation. In it, the writer says: “I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening…” When CNN read the post to a friend of Long’s, who did not want to be...
  • Election Consolidates One-Party Control Over State Legislatures

    11/09/2018 1:02:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    The Racist NYT ^ | y Adam Nagourney and Sydney Ember Nov. 7, 2018
    In a stark display of the nation’s divide, the lower and upper chamber of every legislature but one — Minnesota — will be controlled by the same party following Tuesday’s midterm elections. It will be the first time in 104 years that only one state will have a divided legislature. That emerging political dynamic has potentially serious policy implications. Without a divided government, these single-party state houses are in a position to enact legislation at a time when Washington faces a new round of gridlock after Democrats captured the House and Republicans expanded their control of the Senate. (Snip) The...
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...
  • Activists threatened mass protests if Rod Rosenstein is removed from the Mueller investigation

    11/07/2018 5:03:17 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies ^ | By Heather TimmonsNovember 7, 2018
    For nearly as long as FBI special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian election meddling, activists have been planning mass protests. Hundreds of protests across the US, organized by MoveOn and other progressive groups, are planned to begin if Trump fires Mueller or deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who appointed him. They would also begin if the president prevents the investigation from being “conducted freely,” MoveOn says. Today, those fears may have been realized when Trump asked attorney general Jeff Sessions for his resignation. Sessions, who had recused himself from the investigation, will be replaced by Matt Whitaker, a...
  • Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

    11/07/2018 12:09:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 6, 2017 | Matthew Whittaker (New Attorney General)
    (CNN)Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia." The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing. According to a CNN article, Mueller's investigators could be looking into financial records relating to the Trump Organization that are unrelated to the 2016 election. According to...
  • FLORIDA UPDATE: GOP: 31,149 DEM: 25,240 (Pinellas County has +3,000 more registered Democrats )

    11/06/2018 12:01:28 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 107 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 6, 2018
    Bree :) VOTE REPUBLICAN @BreeTide FLORIDA UPDATE: Pinellas County: Total turnout = 54.39% Election Day turnout: GOP: 31,149 DEM: 25,240 Pinellas County has +3,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans. Next update 4pm EST
  • Everyone’s dunking on James Comey’s get-out-the-vote tweet

    11/06/2018 11:15:47 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies ^ | Nov 6, 2018 | Andrew Wyrich
    Former FBI Director James Comey urged people to vote on Tuesday during the midterm elections—and it didn’t go over well. “Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote. Should be fun,” the former FBI director wrote on Twitter. Since being fired by President Donald Trump and subsequently being at the center of much controversy, Comey has become more vocal about his desire for people to vote. In an op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday, the former FBI director asked people to vote today to “uphold our nation’s values,” and he criticized the...
  • Block walkers push for final votes in Collin, Dallas counties (Ground Game Details)

    11/06/2018 10:59:56 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies ^ | Updated: 6:16 PM CST November 5, 2018 | Author: David Goins
    Volunteers used every bit of the daylight Monday to knock on doors before polls open in the morning. In Collin County, the GOP set a 72-hour goal of knocking on 13,401 doors, with close to 10,000 of that total on Monday alone. It kept a phone on the ear of Gabriela Perdichizzi all day. "We're covering all corners of the county," Perdichizzi said. "We got people walking in McKinney, people in Plano, Allen and Frisco." One day after state representative Jeff Leach (R-Plano) put out a call for block walkers during a Ted Cruz rally in Fairview, areas across the...
  • Border control agency conducting Election Day "crowd control exercise" in El Paso, Texas

    11/06/2018 8:38:13 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 6, 2018
    The government agency that oversees border patrol is planning an Election Day "crowd control exercise" today in El Paso, Texas, near a Hispanic neighborhood with about 100 residents. The exercise is being conducted in the hometown of Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic Senate candidate who's running a tight race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The Customs and Border Protection agency has scheduled the exercises at 10 a.m. Mountain Time, according to a statement. The exercise, in El Paso's oldest neighborhood, is being called a "mobile field force demonstration." Media were invited to attend the event. The neighborhood is near an area...
  • Fish and chips shop in Australia sparks heated debate over 'disgusting' 'inappropriate' name

    11/06/2018 7:52:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 Days Ago | By Michelle Gant | Fox News
    A fish and chips shop in Australia has become the subject of a heated debate, with some calling for a boycott of the popular spot, because of its name. The Battered Wife, in Innisfail, Queensland, has sparked an intense argument on social media about whether or not the name is appropriate. The Red Heart Campaign, an organization that raises awareness about domestic violence against women and children in the country, called out the business on Facebook Monday. “In a year where we have lost 67 women and 18 kids to murder and manslaughter, and while hundreds of thousands of women...
  • Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit

    11/06/2018 6:20:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies ^ | ^Nov 2018
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - At Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, voters arrived shortly after polls opened ready to vote. However, they were shocked to find out that the precinct wasn't prepared – they had no voting machines. After speaking with election workers, we learned there was some sort of miscommunication about where those voting machines were left. It turned out they were locked in a closet on the other side of the school, a closet that election workers did not have access to. In the meantime, voters were turned away. The precinct now has the machines and is...
  • (Vanity) It's "Unmarried, Female, Infrequent Voters"(D) vs "Older, Highly Motivated, Males" (R)

    11/05/2018 2:10:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    TargetSmart ^ | Nov 5, 2018
    Been Looking at data from TargetSamart , mostly in the states of GA, FL, TX, CA and CO. In states that are competitive, the Democrats have been turning out "Unmarried, Female, Infrequent Voters". The Republicans have been turning out "Older, Highly Motivated, Male Voters" I know who I thinks going to win ...
  • Aggregate Early & Absentee Votes cast (by age)

    11/05/2018 12:39:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    TargetSmart ^ | Nov 4, 2018
    Note:TargetSmart predicts party alignment when official voter party registration is not available from government sources. Where party alignment is inferred it is labeled as Modeled instead of Registered. Party registration/alignment may not predict vote choice.
  • House Democrats in position to gain (210 to 225 seats) but still face hurdles — CBS News poll

    11/05/2018 5:05:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies ^ | November 4, 2018 | By Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, Kabir Khanna, Fred Backus and Jennie Kamin
    It may not be easy for Democrats to take the House majority, as they have to win a string of districts in Republican territory and get strong turnout, but they head into Tuesday in position to do so — even if narrowly. CBS News ran three scenarios. Scenario one is our best estimate as of today: 225 Democratic seats — just beyond the 218 needed for a majority — to 210 Republican seats, with a margin of error of plus or minus 13 seats on each, keeping the possibility open that Republicans retain control...