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  • Emergency Theater for Paris Agreement: China, US rush to sham ratification

    08/28/2016 8:21:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanne Nova
    Tell the world it is all an act.It’s a do or die moment for The Cause. Brexit has hit them hard, and the Trump factor threatens to wreck everything. The Paris agreement has stalled pathetically at 1.1% of all human emissions (they need 55% to come into force). What they need right now is a gamechanger, and if they can’t get it then, true to form, they will manufacture the illusion of it.Next week expect a grand performance from US and China — or rather from two men who look solemn and can sign important looking carbon chastity vows on...
  • The Zika Undercount and the Viruss Growing Threat to Public Health

    08/28/2016 10:57:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/28/2016 | Ron Klain
    When I was coordinating the U.S. response to Ebola in the fall of 2014, one frequent problem was false reports of Ebola cases in this country. Early symptoms of Ebola resemble flu. Even when we screened out the 99% of flu patients who had not been to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea (and therefore did not have Ebola), there were still many more suspected or feared cases than actual instances of Ebola in the U.S. Many sleepless nights in the winter of 2014-2015 ended, fortunately, with negative Ebola tests. But among the many reasons policy makers and citizens are not...
  • Why Isnt the Economy the Issue?

    08/28/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 8/27/2016 | John Hinderaker
    At the New York Post, Carl Campanile and Danika Fears make a good point: “Hillary, Trump too busy insulting each other to focus on Obama’s weak economy.” Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are too busy trading barbs on hot-button topics like race and immigration to discuss the economy, which has slowed to a crawl under President Obama’s watch.“The numbers are bad. There should be a concern about the weakness in the economy,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former ­director of the Congressional Budget Office.“I would have thought that the economy would be at the center of the presidential campaign. Instead we’re...
  • Howard Johnson's restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more (Maine)

    08/23/2016 7:32:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 198 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 8/23/2016 | David Sharp
    BANGOR, Maine The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction. The slice of roadside Americana will no longer be served up in Bangor after Sept. 6. For waitress Kathe Jewett, it's the only job she's held since starting work when the restaurant opened in 1966. "It's bittersweet, but it's nothing to be sad about," the 68-year-old Jewett insisted Tuesday during...
  • NO German girls given TEMPORARY TATTOOS to help prevent swimming pool sex attacks

    08/23/2016 9:21:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 57 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 8/23/2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    YOUNG girls are being given temporary tattoos in swimming pools spelling out word NO after a spate of sex attacks at public baths. The small press-on designs also sport angel-like wings and are part of a new prevention campaign launched in the Bodensee district in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Veronika Wascher-Goggerle, the Women's and Family representative of the district, is behind the launch and said the press-on tattoos would also help raise awareness over the growing issue of sex attacks in swimming pools. The Bodenseekreis is famous for its bathing and boasts numerous indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Alleged...
  • The Fed Launches A Facebook Page... And The Result Is Not What It Had Expected

    08/21/2016 5:12:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 50 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While it is not exactly clear what public relations goals the privately-owned Fed (recall Bernanke's Former Advisor: "People Would Be Stunned To Know The Extent To Which The Fed Is Privately Owned") hoped to achieve by launching its first Facebook page last Thursday, the resultant outpouring of less than euphoric public reactions suggest this latest PR effort may have been waster at best, and at worst backfired at a magnitude that matches JPM's infamous #AskJPM twitter gaffe. Here are some examples of the public responses to the Fed's original posting: they all share a certain uniformity... [Screen captures] [More by...
  • Remember that 'Republican Woman for Clinton': She's a lobbyist married to a Clinton operative

    08/21/2016 1:13:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 | Timothy P. Carney
    Sometimes our media can be so incurious. After Jennifer Pierotti Lim spoke at the Democratic convention last month, the New York Times interviewed her, describing her only as "the founder of the volunteer group Republican Women for Hillary." Cosmo and the Huffington Post, to their credit, mentioned Lim's employer: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. None of these publications, in their positive profiles of the Clinton backer, mentioned her occupation: Lobbyist. A lobbyist for the largest lobbying entity in the country gets on stage to praise a presidential candidate, and her job is basically omitted from descriptions of her. That seems...
  • Cube Guide to Going Back to College (Satire)

    08/19/2016 6:09:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 8/14/2016 | Comrade Vlad Linen
    It's that wonderful time of year when young people get back to college to be indoctrinated educated! I thought this might be a good time to compile a People's Cube Guide to College for both freshmenpersons and those upperclassmenpersons, (oh wait, sorry for the microaggression because there are no upper or lower classes in the Glorious World of Next Tuesday) who might have forgotten and need to be reeducated... 1. Essays/Papers. The People's Cube is a good source to get the korrekt perspective for all essays. Essays that in any way deal with political philosophy should reflect the ideals...
  • Gawker Gone - CEO Denton Says Site Will Shut Down Next Week

    08/18/2016 10:14:19 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/2106 | Tyler Durden
    As Gawker's J.K Trotter writes on the site's main page - Gawker to end operations next week... After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week.  The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, informed current staffers of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other...
  • Man harpooned in brawl over photo of women in burkinis in Corsica: Fracas between North Africans and

    08/14/2016 6:06:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/16 | Alexander Holmas and Sara Smyth
    Hatchets and harpoons were thrown in a beach brawl that broke out after a tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing burkinis in Corsica. The fracas between a group described as North African Muslim families and local youths broke out a day after a ban on the head-to-toe swimsuits was upheld by a judge in Cannes. A tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing the full-body swimwear on a creek near the village of Sisco on the French island. When the bathers objected, a group of local teenagers are said to have come to the photographers defence. Local...
  • Anthony Weiner saw no party lines when sexting

    08/14/2016 12:56:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/2016 | Aaron Short, Khristina Narizhnaya and Mara Siegler
    Sext fiend Anthony Weiner is a registered Democrat but his inner mongoose is apparently unaffiliated. The disgraced former congressman and husband to top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin fired off suggestive messages last year to at least two women one of whom is a prominent Republican and another who volunteered for a GOP political campaign, a source told The Post. Now that I dont have the New York Post following me around maybe we can get together, he allegedly wrote to the prominent GOPer, according to the source....It has nothing to do with The Post, it has everything...
  • German President Booed, Attacked; Claims "The People Are The Problem, Not The Elites"

    08/14/2016 8:24:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Revolution is closer than you think...Following Angela Merkel's earlier calls for German CEOs to hire refugees, and as Martin Armstrong notes, Germany has raided its healthcare funds to support the refugee crisis... The government passed a law that allows them to take 1.5 billion euros from the liquidity reserve of the public health care fund (10 billion euros in total, paid by all members and additionally by the taxpayer) and to give that money to refugees / asylum seekers. What would you call this? Insane? We thought a reminder of the tensions that are bubbling under the surface in Germany.  As...
  • Site connected to Russian hackers posts Republican emails

    08/13/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/2016 | Joe Uchill
    A website tied to the hacking scandal of the Democratic Party has now posted a small batch of leaked emails from Republican campaigns and state GOP staffers. The emails on the site, known as DCLeaks, appear to be from state party officials and former Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The messages range from June to October of 2015. ... Most of the messages coordinate campaign activities, solicit funds, or invite or RSVP to events. The archive is largely the procedural minutia of running campaigns or state parties. The emails include a wide array of constituent email addresses....
  • Billionaire LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke tells ... residents in Texas to get off his ... land (edited)

    08/13/2016 10:25:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kiri Blakeley
    Hundreds of Texas residents, many elderly and on fixed incomes, will have to move from the land they've been leasing for decades thanks to a billionaire who bought the land and is forcing everyone off of it. Los Angeles Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke - who also owns north London football team Arsenal - bought up 535,000 acres of legendary ranch land near Lake Diversion outside of Wichita Falls in February, reports Dallas News. ... The Cara Blanca Park land had been in the Waggoner family, which established the property 164 years ago. The family then leased the land near...
  • Dingell Cant Name Accomplishment by Clinton as Secretary of State

    08/10/2016 8:46:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/2016 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D., Mich.) could not name one foreign policy accomplishment by Hillary Clinton from her tenure as secretary of state when asked to do so on Tuesday. [SNIP] You know she was an outstanding secretary of state, Dingell said. She worked on issues from one side of the world to the other. She got on that plane and she brought people together, and in the [Middle] East, its one of the most volatile regions of the country. I know it, because Im living in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest population of Muslims. There are difficult times,...
  • Young man killed in Raleigh shooting; homeowner charged with murder

    08/08/2016 10:36:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 63 replies
    WNCN ^ | 8/8/2016 | uncredited
    A young man was killed by a shotgun blast near a Raleigh home Sunday morning and the homeowner where the shooting happened has been charged with murder, Raleigh police said. [SNIP] During a 911 call at 12:57 a.m., the caller said that he fired a shot while several people were outside his home and they had guns. We have a house.. we have a lot of people outside of our house yelling and shouting obscenities. I yelled at them please leave the premises. They were showing firearms, so I fired a warning shot and we got someone that got hit,...
  • Meet Hari Nef: actor, model and Elles first transgender cover girl in UK

    07/31/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/30/2016 | Sarah Hughes
    When they decided to print special collectors covers for the magazines September issue, all about icons of change, the publishers of Elle knew immediately who the stars should be: the actors Kristen Stewart and Amandla Stenberg, both of whom have made headlines for their refusal to conform to traditional notions of sexuality; the singer Zayn Malik, who walked away from One Direction, the biggest pop band in the world, at the height of its fame; and the transgender model Hari Nef. Nefs cover is arguably the most radical of the four. It marks the first time a transgender woman has...
  • Is That a Tumor on Hillary's Tongue?

    07/28/2016 7:07:42 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 92 replies
    Mike Cernovic ^ | 7/28/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Last night Drudge posted a picture of Obama and Hillary that plainly showed a hole in Hillary's tongue - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CobDEdXWIAAVt_5.jpg. It was noticed by a number of Freepers on this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3453802/posts and Mike Cernovich who is reporting on the Democrat convention noticed it too: Is that a tumor on Hillary's tongue? #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/Cr57bU9wr0— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 28, 2016
  • Democrat Convention Schedule (7/25/2016) (Satire)

    07/25/2016 6:59:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 7/25/2016 | uncredited
    Democrat Convention Schedule Monday, July 25, 2016 11:15 AM Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment. 1:30 PM Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants. 3:15 PM Address on "Being the Real You" Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and Caitlyn Jenner 4:30 PM "How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke" Hillary Clinton 4:45 PM How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and Still avoid paying taxes! A Seminar moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson 5:00 PM Medal...
  • British soldiers told to scrub their social media pages of evidence they serve (trunc)

    07/24/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/24/2016 | uncredited
    Full title: FORCES FACEBOOK FEAR British soldiers told to scrub their social media pages of evidence they serve in the Army to avoid being targeted by ISIS BRITISH soldiers have been told to scrub their Facebook and Twitter pages of evidence they serve to avoid being targeted by nutcase jihadists, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Worrying new guidance was issued to troops at mega-bases in Bulford, Tidworth and Larkhill, Wiltshire, where 14,000 soldiers are garrisoned. After a spate of terror attacks in France and Germany rocked Europe, Top Brass are determined not to see another Lee Rigby-style attack on...
  • Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him (Jill Stein)

    07/24/2016 8:22:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Paulina Firozi
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein once again welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into her party, suggesting in a series of tweets that he could leave the party that betrayed him. If @BernieSanders repudiates the Democratic Party that betrayed him, I'd welcome him into @GreenPartyUS to continue the revolution, Stein posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. Steins comments come in the wake of a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this weekend that revealed party officials' plans to undermine Sanders's presidential campaign. In one such email, the DNC press secretary discussed planting a narrative to the...
  • Turkish Military Says It Has Taken Over Country

    07/15/2016 2:12:59 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 90 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/15/2016 | Uncredited
    The Turkish military claims to have taken over after Turkey's PM said a military faction had been involved in an attempted coup. In a statement read out on Turkey's NTV television, the army said: "Power in the country has been seized in its entirety." According to Sky sources, state TV has been stormed by the military and staff have been asked to hand in their mobile phones. A Turkish state news agency is reporting that a top general is among several people being "held hostage" at the military headquarters in Ankara. NTV is showing footage of tanks at the entrance...
  • Facebook Deletes Meme Page Mocking Hillary Clinton

    07/11/2016 4:35:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Admins of the lighthearted political page Liberty Memes have been suspended from Facebook and had images mocking Hillary Clinton deleted from their page. The Facebook page, boasting over 100K likes, has had multiple images removed as they apparently dont follow the Facebook Community Standards. One of the most recent images removed was one that poked fun at Hillary Clinton and the recent recommendation by the FBI not to press charges following Clintons email scandal. The image received approximately 10K likes, 50K shares and 4 million views before it was promptly removed from the page for violating community standards. The image...
  • Dallas Police Identify a Gunman in Dallas Protest Shootings

    07/08/2016 8:13:59 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 79 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/8/2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Micah Xavier Johnson, of Mesquite, is one of four people police said were responsible for ambushing police officers at a peaceful protest against nation-wide officer-involved shootings in Dallas Thursday. Police said officers cornered Johnson and negotiated with him for hours before talks broke down. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Johnson told officers he was upset about recent shootings involving police and "wanted to kill white people. Especially white officers." After an exchange of gunfire, Brown said officers attached an explosive device to a bomb robot and detonated it near Johnson, killing him. A black SUV found at the scene...
  • Nancy Pelosi blows off traffic laws to shop at shoe store!

    07/06/2016 8:39:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    American Missor ^ | 7/6/2016 | Victor Skinner
    U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is above the law, as St. Helena, California residents learned last month.[snip] A large perfectly polished and gleaming black SUV is attempting a left turn from Hunt onto southbound Main (not easy). Suddenly blue/red lights are flashing from the windshield area of the SUV (like you would see in an official fire/police vehicle), he continued. I said to my friends, Ive never seen that before on a regular vehicle and Id think thats illegal and dangerous. They agreed. Thats when the large black SUV jolted across two lanes of traffic, lights flashing, to park...
  • Washington's Hollow Men (American elites)

    07/05/2016 7:25:54 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/5/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Especially influential are the revolving-door multimillionaires, especially from big banks and Wall Street the Tim Geithners, Jack Lews, Hank Paulsons, and Robert Rubins, but also the lesser flunkies of the Freddie/Fannie Clintonite crowd, a Franklin Raines (raking in $90 million) or a Jamie Gorelick ($26 million), all of whom came into the White House and its bureaucracies to get rich, but who always seem shocked when the public does not like their incestuous trails of bailouts, relief plans, favorable regulations, etc. Creepy too are the satellite grifters like investment banker Rahm Emanuel who somehow, between the White House...
  • Americans at Benghazi post were rescued by Qaddafi officer militia, report reveals

    06/28/2016 10:35:50 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/2016 | uncredited
    The long-awaited House committee report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks revealed a striking irony: In the end, the forces that came to evacuate State Department and CIA officers that night were not fellow Americans, but a secret unit of former military officers from the Qaddafi regime that Washington and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had helped overthrow. Their intervention, according to the report, likely saved over two dozen lives. In other words, some of the very individuals the United States had helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution were the only Libyans that came to the assistance...
  • Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing confidence of 172 MPs (trunc)

    06/28/2016 9:23:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2016 | Michale Wilkinson
    Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership (172 votes to 40) but is expected to battle on to force a contest in which Angela Eagle or Tom Watson is likely to be the rival candidate.
  • Marines' new physical fitness requirements disqualify almost all women

    06/22/2016 5:36:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/22/2016 | AP & Chris Summers
    Six out of seven female recruits failed to pass the Marines' rigorous physical fitness requirements - compared to only 40 out of 1,500 male recruits, according to new data. The figures, obtained by the Associated Press, show what progress has been made six months after the Pentagon opened all combat jobs open to women. Seven women are now serving in combat roles in the Marines or are waiting to serve, while 167 are performing non-combat duties in front-line units. But the fitness requirements are proving a tough nut to crack for female recruits. All recruits to the Marines are required...
  • ESPN To Give Mizzou Football Team Humanitarian Award For Black Lives Matter Strike

    06/20/2016 8:16:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2016 | Blake Neff
    ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the teams strike, which led to the the schools president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment.[snip]Now, ESPN has decided to reward MUs football team for its acts. The sports network announced Friday that the 2015 team will be collectively honored at its second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which are held in tandem with the ESPY awards. During the July 12 show in Los Angeles, the team will be given the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, named in...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/17/2016 5:52:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tom Coburn and Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services Special Office of Inspector General Agents being trained by the Armys Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • The Trump Show Hits Dallas, Protest Organizers Ban Mexican Flags

    06/16/2016 6:09:52 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | 6/16/2016 | Stephen Young
    It took a while, but the details of Dallas' latest encounter with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign finally got filled in Wednesday afternoon. After a nearly weeklong search for a venue, the Trump operation found a DFW home at the Southside Ballroom, otherwise known as the big room at the Gilley's complex in the Cedars. ... But now that there's a public rally, longtime Dallas activist Domingo Garcia and Next Generation Action Network Founder Dominique Alexander are planning to rally at Gilley's at 6 p.m. Organizers are asking that demonstrators wear white shirts "to promote peace" and carry...
  • Clinton airs first NC ads of presidential campaign (barf!)

    06/16/2016 5:05:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/16/2016 | Matthew Burns
    On the heels of a Greensboro rally by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, started airing two campaign ads Thursday in North Carolina and seven other battleground states. "Through the years, there have been challenges, setbacks," a narrator says in a one-minute ad titled "Always," "but for Hillary, one thing's never changed. Helping children has been a cause of her life, and it always will be." Together with a 30-second ad titled "Quiet Moments," the ads focus on Clinton's work with the Children's Defense Fund, on education reform efforts and her role in...
  • Five Years and $500 Million Later, USDA Admits That 'Food Deserts' Don't Matter

    06/14/2016 7:01:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 56 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/13/2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    For several years, so-called "food deserts"low-income neighborhoods devoid of nutritious food optionswere an oft-cited culprit for America's high obesity levels. Everyone from state senators to Michelle Obama had ideas about how to fix the issue, from launching new farmer's markets in these neighborhoods to state grant programs designed to entice more fruit-and-veggie offerings to bans on new fast-food restaurants opening in these areas. The kicker was a multi-million dollar federal initiative, spearheaded by the First Lady, to promote farmer's markets and attract more grocery-store chains to food-desert neighborhoods. "Since 2011, the Federal Government has spent almost $500 million to improve...
  • Attacker who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered police commander ... (France)

    06/13/2016 9:45:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Allen, Julian Robinson
    An ISIS attacker murdered a police commander and his wife at their home near Paris before being shot dead by officers during a dramatic raid that saw a child hostage rescued. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, suffered nine stomach wounds at a private address is Magnanville, in the Yvelines department, north of Paris, shortly after 8.30pm. Explosions were heard towards midnight as elite Raid commandos entered the building, where they killed the attacker who had taken the officer's family hostage. Inside the house, they found the lifeless body of Mr Salvaing's wife, who also worked for the police force. The only survivor...
  • Authorities probe ISIS ties to Orlando massacre (Shootout details)

    06/13/2016 6:50:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN)[Breaking news update at 8:10 a.m. ET] Police crisis negotiators tried to negotiate with Orlando nightclub shooting suspect Omar Mateen during the attack, Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters Monday. "He was cool and calm when he was making those phone calls to us," Mina said. "We had a team of crisis negotiators that did talk to the suspect just trying to get as much information as possible. ... He really wasn't asking for a whole lot. We were doing most of the asking." [Breaking news update at 8:03 a.m. ET] People other than gunman Omar Mateen are being...
  • Witnesses Say Man Lassoed Suspected Thief at Eagle Point Walmart

    06/10/2016 11:52:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    KDRV ^ | 6/10/16 | Julia Moore
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- A man on a horse chased down and lassoed a suspected thief at the Eagle Point Walmart, according to witnesses. Police say that a woman was yelling about her bike being stolen and a nearby man unloaded a horse from a trailer, lassoed the man and pulled him back toward the store. They say that the man grabbed onto a tree and wouldn't let go. Eagle Point Police arrived on scene and arrested the man, identified as 22-year-old Victorino Arellano-Sanchez.
  • Early results: Holding cruising to 2d district win (NC)

    06/07/2016 5:19:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/7/2016 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Renee Ellmers is poised to become the first Republican in Congress to lose their seat in a primary this year. As the polls closed across North Carolina at the end of an unusual June primary, Ellmers, the nominal incumbent in the 2d Congressional District, trailed both her challengers. Early returns strongly suggest U.S. Rep. George Holding is poised to win the seat. [snip] With 62 of the district's 158 precincts reporting, Holding held 55 percent of the vote, easily outpacing his competitors with the support of Wake County. If the trend in early returns hold, Ellmers...
  • Paris Becomes Massive Camp for Illegal Migrants

    06/06/2016 8:32:01 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 49 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 6/6/16 | Soeren Kern
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to build a "humanitarian camp" next to one of the busiest train stations in the city, so that thousands of illegal migrants bound for Britain can "live with dignity." Hidalgo, who has often sparred with French President Franois Hollande for his refusal to accept more migrants, says her plan to help illegal migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East is a "duty of humanism." [snip] At a press conference on May 31, Hidalgo said the camp would be built in northern Paris "near the arrival points for migrants." She was referring to...
  • The knowledge economy is a myth. We dont need more universities to feed it

    06/05/2016 3:55:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 18, 2016 | Andre Spicer
    Governments around the world believe that to remain competitive in a global economy they must become smarter. In an attempt to boost its knowledge intensiveness, the UK government has just launched a plan to overhaul the university sector. It aims to transform universities by creating many more of them. The hope is that this will increase the number of people with degrees, and the UK will be a more competitive economy. The idea of the knowledge economy is appealing. The only problem is it is largely a myth. Developed western economies such as the UK and the US are not...
  • Civilizational Death Dance

    06/04/2016 8:21:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    American Digest ^ | 6/2/16 | Gerard Van der Leun
    Brannon asks what could be the burning question of the century: How could an entire generation get so cucked to give their entire nation & values away like this. Via | Chateau Heartiste
  • IM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THESE WERE CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE EXCUSES (Anti Trump riot)

    06/04/2016 6:44:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 6/4/2016 | Ed Driscoll
    I’M OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THESE WERE CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE EXCUSES: Sportscaster Says Trump Supporter Deserved Abuse Because She Was Dressed Provocatively.WaPo: Female Trump Supporter Beaned in Face w/ Eggs Was “TAUNTING” Mob By Smiling, Making Peace Signs, Wearing Trump Jersey.Hillary: Trump partly to blame for violent anti-Trump protestors. Hey, you wear a skirt that short, what did you expect was going to happen?Related: “Commenting in a tweet showing video of a female Trump supporter having eggs hurled at her, CBS News legal correspondent Jan Crawford opined that ‘[t]his is incredibly disturbing’ and asked followers to ‘[i]magine the reaction if...
  • Silver: NBA needs progress on HB2 by end of summer (NC antipervert law)

    06/03/2016 4:11:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | 6/3/2016 | Uncredited
    OAKLAND, Calif. Adam Silver has steadfastly refused to set any deadlines for when the NBA would decide on moving the 2017 All-Game in Charlotte if a hotly debated North Carolina law hasn't been changed. In a way, he did before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, even as he said he's been pleased by the direction of the discussions. Silver said the NBA would need to see definitive progress toward changing the law by the end of summer to ensure that All-Star weekend remains in Charlotte. "I don't see how we would get past this summer...
  • Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots' (China)

    05/25/2016 11:05:03 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/25/16 | uncredited
    Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post. Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit." China is investing heavily in a robot workforce. In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses. [snip] Since September 2014, 505 factories...
  • Hey Sanders Saps, Hillary Is Laughing At You! What Are You Gonna Do About It?

    05/23/2016 6:29:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Kurt Schlicter
    It's always see fun to see idealistic, inspired, and hopeful progressives have their dreams mercilessly crushed by the Democrat crime cartel. Did you silly millennials, union flunkies, and aging hippies really believe that you had a shot at getting your boy Bernie Sanders the nomination? Ha! P.T. Barnum had a name for you guys, and it wasn't suckers. Think mute mules. Well, youve had your fun, and now it's time to shrug your shoulders and fall-in behind Hillary. She beat you fair and square, by which I mean she used the party rules designed to make you dopes think you...
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • Ben & Jerry unveil new flavor, voter registration push in NC

    05/17/2016 8:47:13 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 46 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/17/2016 | uncredited
    DURHAM, N.C. Ice cream innovators Ben & Jerry were in North Carolina Tuesday to launch a drive to increase voter registration and participation. Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield visited North Carolina Central University in Durham to launch a national campaign that includes a new ice cream flavor, Empower Mint. The liberal entrepreneurs are working with the North Carolina NAACP and others in an effort to promote the importance of Congress reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act and working to remove the influence of big money in politics. "We're here today with Rev. Barber and many others...
  • Dear Mainstream Media, Dont You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence

    04/29/2016 2:34:21 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/29/2016 | David French
    Last night, anti-Trump protesters rioted in Costa Mesa, California. Yes, rioted. Thats what you call it when demonstrations turn into this: [video of rioters trying to turn over police car] Or this: [photo of bloody Trump supporter] Just imagine for a moment the shrieking outrage if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car outside a Hillary Clinton rally. Imagine the fury at the sight of a bloody man wearing a Hillary shirt. So how did the mainstream media cover the anti-Trump riot? Hot Airs Larry OConnor has the details: Check out the LA Times headline: Protests rage outside Trump...
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • Cumberland Schools investigating after photo circulates of teacher lying on cot (NC)

    04/27/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/27/2016 | uncredited
    Fayetteville, N.C. Cumberland County Schools says its investigating after video surfaced on social media showing a teacher at Terry Sanford High School lying down on a cot while students sat nearby.[snip]The teacher, Nicole Montunnas, told officials she was feeling ill, Till said. Click through for the video or it is apparently at https://twitter.com/OgKeyy/status/724983591642513409