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  • Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants

    05/26/2017 6:16:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 25, 2017
    Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants in besieged southern city -excerpt- Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the mainly Muslim Marawi City as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of Isil. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including US-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in the area held by militants of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
  • Secy Tillerson, Saudi Foreign Minister hold press conference

    I think Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir's welcoming speech made heads explode at the MSM
  • Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

    05/09/2017 6:33:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. Broward Sheriff's officials tell ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday to deal with angry passengers. Videos posted online show deputies trying to break up fights and detaining some unruly passengers.
  • Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

    03/21/2017 4:19:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-21-17
    The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, it said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Large electronic devices will only be allowed on board in checked baggage. Phones are exempt from the new rules The nine airlines affected are: ◾Royal Jordanian ◾Egypt Air ◾Turkish Airlines ◾Saudi Arabian Airlines ◾Kuwait Airways ◾Royal Air...
  • Paris IMF letter bomb injures one employee

    03/16/2017 5:59:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-16-17
    The IMF employee received hand and face injuries, and staff were evacuated. IMF director Christine Lagarde condemned the "cowardly act of violence" against IMF staff.
  • Iran Deal Architect is Now Running Tehran Policy at State Dept

    03/15/2017 9:01:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 14, 2017
    A trusted Obama aide who once worked for an alleged Iranian regime lobbying group is one of the individuals in charge of Iran policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Rex Tillerson. Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, the Iran director for former President Obamas National Security Council (NSC), has burrowed into the government under President Trump. Shes now in charge of Iran and the Persian Gulf region on the policy planning staff at the State Department. To make matters worse, Nowrouzzadeh is a former employee of the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), a non-profit that is accused of being a lobbying group for...
  • The U.S. doesnt have a problem with Russia. It has a problem with Vladimir Putin.

    01/05/2017 4:59:29 AM PST · by nuconvert · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 3, 2017 | Garry Kasparov
    -excerpt- There is no consideration of what is or is not good for Russia, or for Russians, only what is best for him and his close circle of oligarch elites. The 2012 U.S. adoption of the Magnitsky Act, targeting Russian officials tied to criminal repression, was answered by banning the adoption of Russian orphans by Americans. Western sanctions over Putins illegal annexation of Crimea were met by boycotting many foreign goods, harming Russian businesses and consumers to the perverse point of physically destroying thousands of tons of smuggled food in a country where many millions are battling hunger and...
  • Merry Christmas - scene from Bishop's Wife of Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Enjoy!

    12/25/2016 5:31:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    O Sing To God O sing to God your hymns of gladness, Ye loving hearts your tribute pay ; Your Lord is born this happy day. Then pierce the sky with songs of gladness, Disperse the shades of gloom and sadness ; The Lord is born this happy day. O sing to God your hymns of gladness O sing to God your hymns of gladness Ye loving hearts your tribute pay Your Lord is born this happy day. Then pierce the sky with songs of gladness Disperse the shades of gloom and sadness Your Lord is born this happy day...
  • Here's why Jeff Sessions is the perfect pick for attorney general

    11/19/2016 11:48:33 AM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 11-18-16 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as the 84th Attorney General of the United Statesand he couldnt have made a better choice. Throughout his career, Sessions has demonstrated unshakable commitment and fidelity to the Constitution, the rule of law, and protecting the freedom and liberty that is our birthright as Americans. He has almost the perfect professional background to be the attorney general. As the former U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Alabama under President Ronald Reagan, he gained practical experience in the most important prosecutorial work that the Justice Department is supposed to do...
  • Wildfires, dry conditions cause state of emergency in 25 NC counties,...

    11/12/2016 7:29:33 AM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies
    WYFF ^ | Nov 11, 2016
    -excerpt- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said in a news release Thursday that he was declaring a state of emergency for one-quarter of North Carolina's 100 counties. He said the declaration will help with evacuations and provide more state assets to fight the wildfires and support those who were evacuated. -excerpt- As eastern North Carolina was underwater due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew, the western part of the state has been suffering from a severe drought and now hundreds of acres are burning, said Governor McCrory.
  • How about reaction to our new First Lady?

    11/09/2016 5:08:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 51 replies
    My goodness - What a change!
  • These companies will be closed on Election Day

    11/08/2016 5:20:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    FOX8 news ^ | November 5, 2016
    -excerpt- November 8 will be a paid holiday for workers at General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Square, Hearst Publishing, Patagonia, mattress company Casper and digital media company Thrillist. While there is no federal law requiring workers get time off to vote, state laws vary on whats required. For instance, some offer paid leave for a set amount of time to vote. Others offer unpaid leave and some require workers give adequate notice before taking leave to vote.
  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:09:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Nov. 6, 2016
    I want to buy a new laptop and would like to stay around 11-12" and under $500. I don't have a tablet, so I'm thinking of getting one that either docks to a keyboard and is detachable, or the type that flips & isn't detachable. I'm leery of the detachable, because I've read reviews of people having trouble with them after a while. I want it to have Windows 10 and a touchscreen would be nice also, but not imperative. I'm not a gamer but I do want speed ...I'd be using it for FReeping, surfing the web, email, etc,...
  • Napolitano on FOX just said that Weiner's laptop was hacked by the Romanians

    10/31/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 87 replies
    Fox | 10.31.16
    He said, "we know that his laptop was hacked by the Romanians". Which means that the thousands of classified info/emails that Huma had on there, was most likely stolen (depending upon the timing on the hack attack and Huma's downloading of the emails.)
  • The Latest: Storm Death Toll in North Carolina Rises to 20

    10/12/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    ABC News/ AP ^ | Oct 12, 2016
    Gov. Pat McCrory said the death toll in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew has risen to 20. McCrory told a briefing in Lumberton on Wednesday that the latest death was reported in Lenoir County. He provided no additional details. The death toll for the U.S. now stands at 36.
  • Hurricane Matthew Continues Its March Up Florida Coast, Hundreds of Thousands Without Power

    10/07/2016 4:06:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 108 replies
    WeatherChannel ^ | Oct, 7, 2016 05:15 AM EDT
    As Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Florida coast, hundreds of thousands in Florida were without power. According to the Florida Power and Light, more than 307,250 customers were without power early Friday morning. In total, 451,930 FPL customers in Florida have lost power at some point Thursday into Friday.
  • Former NATO Chief: The United States Should Be the Worlds Policeman

    09/30/2016 1:06:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2016
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen was prime minister of Denmark from 2001 to 2009, and months later began serving as NATO secretary general until 2014. He is currently promoting his new book, The Will to Lead: Americas Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom. The Washington Free Beacon interviewed Mr. Rasmussen during a visit this week to Washington D.C. -excerpt- WFB: The central theme of your book is the exceptional importance of U.S. leadership. But what would you say to the American who says, Let the world deal with its own problems. Keep us out of it? Rasmussen: I would tell...
  • Sources: Up to 5 People in FBI Custody in Connection With NY Bombing, Following Traffic Stop

    09/19/2016 4:48:56 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Source: Suspect Wanted in NYC-Area Bombing As many as five people were taken into FBI custody Sunday night in connection with Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, following a traffic stop on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, just off the VerrazanoNarrows Bridge, which connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. The FBI's New York field office said a traffic stop had been conducted, but did not elaborate. "We did a traffic stop of a vehicle of interest in the investigation. No one has been charged with any crime. The investigation...
  • Congress has just one month to keep the internet under US control

    09/02/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug. 30, 2016
    Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests. On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push...
  • FReeper input: Thinking of retiring to western North Carolina

    08/19/2016 8:30:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 128 replies
    Thinking of retiring to western N.C. I'd love a log cabin in the mountains with modern amenities, but don't want to be too far from Dr's, grocery shopping, hospitals, etc., so a good mtn view would suffice. I've been looking north, west & east of Asheville and also in the Lenoir area and further south of Lenoir. I'm watching the weather, and reading N.C newspapers and it seems like flooding can be a real problem. Any suggestions/warnings from North Carolinians, especially regarding areas to avoid, would be helpful. Thanks