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  • John William Vessey, Jr. turns 94 today

    06/28/2016 10:01:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 3 replies
    America's oldest living US Army four-star general.
  • Brexit: Globalism Is At The Gate

    06/28/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Globalists must be shivering in their boots after the United Kingdom's Brexit vote. It's hard for elitists to comprehend that the commoners they seek to control aren't obsessed with money and power the same way they are. Ordinary people care more about freedom, their kids' future and their country than they care about the mighty Euro or dollar. Not even President Obama's effervescence was able to sway Britons when he visited the U.K. in an effort to prevent his beloved globalism from crumbling the same way communism fell years back. Global elitists in the United States, also known as Progressives,...
  • 20 Craziest Pro-Abortion Signs At SCOTUS

    06/28/2016 9:49:49 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | 6-27-16 | By Katie Yoder and Elliot Polsky
    Bet the traditional media won’t show you these. In anticipation of Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, activists from both sides assembled en masse around the highest court’s front steps. The abortion case out of Texas challenged HB 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and mandated that those clinics adhere to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The media will no doubt cover the court’s decision in favor of abortion supporters (in other words, against the safety regulations that would force abortion clinics to close). But it’s unlikely that the...
  • As in Britain, So Over Here

    06/28/2016 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, picking up on the precedent set by British voters, desires that the Southwestern empire where I make my home hold its own vote on seceding from the top-heavy politburo that seems to run America. Good luck on persuading the U.S. Army to march away from Fort Hood on command of whatever unlikely coalition the Nationalist Movement might assemble. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the same country to which the nationalists would wave bye-bye reminded many on Monday of the pass to which we have come over the past 70 or...
  • House GOP Report: Despite eyewitness accounts,

    06/28/2016 9:38:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Bret Baier
    EXCLUSIVE – The claim that the fatal 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks were sparked by an anti-Muslim video was crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees and reflected neither eyewitness nor real-time reports from the Americans under siege, according to the final report of the GOP-led Benghazi Select Committee. The GOP report, released Tuesday, followed by less than a day a report by the Democrats on the panel saying that security at the Benghazi, Libya facility was “woefully inadequate” but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection. According to portions of the...
  • Brexit Stuns the Globalists

    06/28/2016 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that supranational body of unelected bureaucrats. Small-c conservatives in Cameron's own Conservative Party rebelled against the liberals and globalists who dominate both major parties over there. Sound familiar? Everyone agrees that Donald Trump is the big winner of the vote. As the New York Times conceded, the "leave" voters are "eerily similar to Donald Trump's followers, motivated by many of the same frustrations and angers." Trump, who just happened to land in Britain as the results were...
  • Seven Refugees With Active TB Sent to Idaho

    06/28/2016 9:06:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB. -snip- Idaho is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program where the federal government has hired a voluntary agency (VOLAG) to resettle refugees under the statutorily questionable Wilson Fish alternative program. In Idaho, the federal government has contracted the Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR), a division...
  • The Worst Ideas

    06/28/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    The competition for a place on the dishonor roll of bad ideas, past and present, is fierce. But here goes: 1. Eugenics, the theory and awful practice of improving humanity the way experts in animal husbandry might produce a new breed of cattle or kind of chicken. Yet eugenics was championed by such distinguished figures in American history as Margaret Sanger, who set out to make the world safe for the white race, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ("Three generations of imbeciles are enough!") His was a simple enough rule: Three failures to produce healthy offspring and you're out. But...
  • Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

    06/28/2016 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | June 28, 2016 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas — Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide. Texas lost more than half of its 41 abortion clinics in the three years since former Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law that justices largely dismantled in a 5-3 ruling Monday. The decision amounted to the Supreme Court's strongest defense of abortion rights in a generation and could imperil similar restrictions in other states....
  • Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    06/28/2016 8:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: “The logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and if they don't it must be because they don't have faith or are deceived) is extremely damaging to the souls of gay people. That was the point of Isaac's letter. No amount of nice words will erase the damage. Only honest reconsideration of your theology will bring healing. Please don't discount/deny the faith of your gay brothers and sisters. They...
  • The American Gulag

    06/28/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 27, 2016 | Phyllis Chesler
    For years, beginning in 2003, I have personally faced both censorship and demonization. When I began publishing pieces about anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and Islamic gender and religious apartheid at conservative sites, I was seen as having "gone over to the dark side," as having joined the legion of enemies against all that was right and good. My former easy and frequent access to left-liberal venues was over. I learned, early on, about the soft censorship of the Left, the American version of the Soviet Gulag. One could think, write, and even publish but it would be as if one had not...
  • University of New Mexico’s Bioethics Questioned by Congressional Panel

    06/28/2016 8:03:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps universities should begin teaching ethics again, or at least bioethics. In the course of her investigation into the sale of fetal tissue, illegal under federal law, U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, discovered a relationship between the University of New Mexico and a local abortion provider. Rep. Blackburn, who chairs a House Select Investigative Panel, wrote to the attorney general of the state, urging him to investigate further. She cc'd New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on the letter. The section of the federal code "which forbids the transfer of fetal tissue for valuable consideration" also "requires that safeguards be...
  • Fascists Against Freedom, Unite

    06/28/2016 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They're losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for grievances and battles from which they can emerge as both morally superior and victims. They hate freedom. Traditionalist Worker Party leader Matthew Heimbach even wrote a piece, "I Hate Freedom," in which he explained, "Freedom is a word and a concept that everyone loves and enjoys because of the license that it gives us as a society; that is why freedom failed and that is why freedom must die." Like I said, white supremacists are losers....
  • Laura Bush's Case for Remaining in Afghanistan

    06/28/2016 7:54:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2016 | Yoni Applebaum
    Fifteen years after President George W. Bush first sent American forces into Afghanistan, his wife considers the job unfinished. “I hope we won’t leave,” former First Lady Laura Bush said on Monday. She cited the conversations she’s had with Afghan women, who worry about what follows the exit of U.S. forces. “They hope that our troops won’t leave too fast,” she said, “because if we leave there’s a vacuum. And they saw what happened in Iraq, where it just wasn’t successful for us to leave.” And she applauded the progress that Afghan women had made over the past decade and...
  • DOJ Training Its Own Employees to Recognize Their 'Implicit Bias' and Stereotyping

    06/28/2016 7:32:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 28, 2016 | 5:20 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    To ensure a “fair and impartial” criminal justice system, the U.S. Department of Justice plans to train every one of its law enforcement employees and prosecutors to “recognize and address” their “implicit bias.” […] According to the DOJ news release, “Implicit bias can affect interactions and decisions due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and socio-economic status, as well as other factors. Social science has shown that all individuals experience some form of implicit bias but that the effects of those biases can be countered through training.” […] “At the Department of Justice, we are committed to ensuring that...
  • 3-day-old baby killed by family dogs (guess the breed)

    06/28/2016 7:28:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/16
    Police in Central California say two family dogs killed a 3-day-old baby after her mother left her on the couch and walked away for a few seconds... The girl’s mother had left the door open because it was hot and she thought the dogs were tied up in the back yard. The baby died at a hospital shortly after the attack. the two male dogs, which are believed to be a mix of shar-pei and pit bull are owned by the woman’s brother.
  • Happy 90th Birthday, Mel Brooks!

    06/28/2016 7:27:31 AM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    WBT ^ | 6/28/2016
    The man who played the 2,000 Year-Old Man has gotten one year closer: comedy legend Mel Brooks is 90 today. Born Melvin James Kaminsky in Brooklyn, NY, Brooks started as a writer on Your Show of Shows. Brooks and another comedy icon, Carl Reiner first met in 1950. They delighted audiences and inspired a generation of comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and others with the improvised sketch about a really old man who has seen it all, as well as other now-famous bits.
  • Cops staking out SF’s Russian Hill interrupt street mugging

    06/28/2016 7:05:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Police officers staking out San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood for car burglars caught a group of armed robbers in the act of mugging three women sightseers who just visited the iconic crooked part of Lombard Street — and the whole bust was caught on security video.
  • After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory

    06/28/2016 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, with their unique history, language and culture, want to write their own laws and rule themselves. The English wish to remain who they are, and they do not want their country to become, in Theodore Roosevelt's phrase, "a polyglot boarding house" for the world. From patriots of all nations, congratulations are in order. It will all begin to unravel now,...
  • Tim Tebow Resurrects Man from Dead? Passenger Regains Pulse, Consciousness after QB Leads Prayer

    06/28/2016 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 25 replies
    An elderly man who lost consciousness during a flight this weekend and was all but taken for dead regained his pulse and consciousness after Tim Tebow reportedly walked down the aisle and prayed with the entire section of plane and the gentleman’s family.
  • Susan Rice Tells Women Critics To "Shut Up"

    06/28/2016 6:51:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    White House National Security advisor Susan Rice had some strong opinions to share on whether working women could “have it all,” a successful career and be a great mother. During a conversation at the Aspen Ideas Summit moderated by The Atlantic‘s David Bradley, Rice was asked if she believed former State Department employee Anne Marie Slaughter’s famous argument (penned in The Atlantic) that career women could not have it all.
  • Britain to EU: Good Riddance

    06/28/2016 6:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form a union? How could a continent with different languages, cultures and money become a united states of Europe modeled after the USA? Unity is not union. As the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed: "European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy." The euro, which I also mocked at the time it was introduced...
  • Corporate Clinton

    06/28/2016 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Many leaders of big business support Hillary Clinton. Last week she announced a list of 56 corporate backers. No wonder Bernie Sanders is still running against her. Hillary Clinton always has attracted well-connected business supporters. Even before she ran for office. Remember the lucrative cattle trades when she was Arkansas first lady? That came from a local businessman who knew how important it was to have friends in the governor’s mansion. Bill Clinton had plenty of business support when he ran for president. As New York senator she was quite friendly with Wall Street—a relationship that continued afterwards, with her...
  • Disgruntled Taco Bell customer shoots up drive-thru window, employee's car (forgot the sour cream!)

    06/28/2016 6:23:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    WTMJ-TV Muilwaukee ^ | 6/27/2016 | Steve Schuster
    Milwaukee Police (MPD) are looking for a man who fired shots at a Milwaukee Taco Bell early Monday morning after the disgruntled customer was upset over a mix-up in his order, according to restaurant management. The shooting occurred around 12:20 a.m. on the 5700 block of W. Fond du Lac Avenue, said MPD Sgt. Timothy Gaurke.“A customer fired a gun into the drive through window and into an employee’s car,” Sgt. Gaurke said.Sgt. Gaurke said the investigation is ongoing and Milwaukee Police are looking for the suspect. Taco Bell management said that the man was upset that employees forgot to...
  • Can We Harness the Worldwide Populist Movement?

    06/28/2016 6:15:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    It is hard to deny that there is a worldwide impulse against elitism, globalism, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracies and illegal immigration that is powerfully present in the United States and transcends the Donald Trump candidacy. The vote to leave the European Union won decisively in Britain, which doubtlessly shocked the elites and political forecasters. Populist forces have also gained ground against former leftist strongholds in other parts of Europe. Many attribute this trend to an uprising of working-class voters, who have been damaged by the global economy and ignored by elites. That certainly proved true in the Brexit vote, in which...
  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    06/28/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Bank of England President Mark Carney and the financial leaders of the City of London....
  • An Abortion Business was fined $77 for a Patient Death; The Average Animal Shelter Fine: $5,305

    06/28/2016 5:26:06 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Presentation Right to Life ^ | April 3, 2015 | CharlesOConnell
    Abortion Clinic That allegedly Killed Woman and Failed Inspection Just Gets $77 Fine Dog Pounds Are Better Regulated Than Abortion Businesses John Jansen April 3, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois | LifeNewsImagine you run a shoddy abortion clinic that amasses a $36,000 fine by your state’s health department after an 18-year old patient dies. “Women’s Aid Center” Abortion Business “Providing the Support and Care You Deserve”You file for bankruptcy, but your case is dismissed.Then, you close out your bank account, dissolve your old company, change your name, and move to a different location.When the state comes calling, you say the old...
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:19:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jessica Anderson
    A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore in April 2015 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. Donta Betts of Baltimore pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the leg over a $20 drug deal on July 2, 2015, federal prosecutors said in court Friday. "Donta Betts engaged in arson, looting, assault and other mayhem during the Baltimore riots,"...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'

    06/28/2016 3:11:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aletta Andre
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level. "People often look at me as if I am different, and hard to be trusted," the tall, softly spoken student...
  • The "Nation of Immigrants" Half Truth and its Corporate Sponsors

    06/28/2016 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The Supreme Court momentarily impeded President Obama's attempt to "fundamentally transform America" last week with its 4-4 vote on his executive amnesty action plan. When the court is deadlocked, previous decisions by lower courts are allowed to stand. In this case, Obama lost because the lower court found that his plan exceeded his executive authority, which is actually what Obama himself said before he decided to do it. The evenly divided court apparently couldn't make up its mind as to whether the president is permitted to act like a dictator and suspend laws he doesn't like. That's a tough question,...
  • Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit

    06/27/2016 10:03:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union. Nieto, who spoke during a stopover in Quebec City, is scheduled to attend a North American leaders summit in Ottawa on Wednesday with his US and Canadian counterparts. The three countries are economic partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and work closely on security matters. At Wednesday's summit, the leaders are expected to announce joint energy and environmental strategies, including matching renewable energy targets. "The purpose of this...
  • Mississippi clerks cannot claim religious exception to gay marriage

    06/27/2016 8:53:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.
  • Naked in the national interest

    06/27/2016 7:11:52 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 27, 2016 | BBC Trending
    When President Alyaksandr Lukashenka urged Belarusians "to get undressed and work till you sweat", there was every reason for his passionate appeal. But in the days after the president's speech, some Belarusians answered the call perhaps a little more literally than might have been anticipated by Lukashenka - who is informally called Daddy (Batska) by some of his countrymen.
  • UN report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying

    06/27/2016 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2016 8:32 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The U.N. children’s agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don’t accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged. UNICEF said in its annual report that based on recent trends and projected population growth, 167 million children will also live in extreme poverty, 60 million won’t be attending primary school, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030 unless inequality is tackled now. …
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois ~ 28 JUNE 2016

    06/27/2016 5:49:56 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisScott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It is part of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), and is also the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Command, a Unified Combatant Command that coordinates transportation across all the services.The base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing (375 AMW) and is also...
  • Officers waited for SWAT at Orlando Pulse Shooting

    06/27/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Early response outside of Pulse from Cell Phone Video Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre.  It is clear that some of the first impressions were false.First, there was not any initial exchange of fire inside of the club.  Officers did not fire at the murderer in the club, or he at them, until the last few minutes, three hours later, when SWAT officers broke into the bathrooms through a wall. There was an initial exchange of gunfire, but it was outside of the club.  The off duty police officer/security officer quickly disengaged as the murderer entered the...
  • Red Cross pool safety poster called racist

    06/27/2016 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox5 Houston ^ | KATHY CARVAJAL,
    A poster about pool safety that was up outside a Colorado swimming pool is being called racist. A man shared a photo he apparently took of the poster at the Salida community pool. On Twitter, John Sawyer asked the American Red Cross about the "super racist" post "Hey Red Cross. Send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have with your name on it is super racist." The Red Cross responded to Sawyer via Twitter saying "Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials."...
  • Crooked Hillary and Poca Liz Versus Diamond and Silk

    06/27/2016 4:57:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk are not afraid to call out Crooked Hill and her side Chick Poca Liz.....Just watch and listen
  • The Last Days of Hattusa

    06/27/2016 4:41:20 PM PDT · by wildbill · 12 replies
    Biblical Archeology ^ | 5/072016 | Trevor Bryce
    Mysterious Collapse of a Great Ancient Empire. From his capital, Hattusa, in central Anatolia, the last-known Hittite king, Suppiluliuma II (1207 B.C.-?), ruled over a people who had once built a great empire—one of the superpowers (along with Egypt, Mittani, Babylon and Assyria) of the Late Bronze Age. The Kingdom of the Hittites, called Hatti, had stretched across the face of Anatolia and northern Syria, from the Aegean in the west to the Euphrates in the east. But now those days were gone, and the royal capital was about to be destroyed forever by invasion and fire.
  • Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Arson, Looting During Riots

    06/27/2016 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 6/27/16 | Rick Ritter
    After last year’s unrest in Baltimore, federal prosecutors vowed to bring rioters to justice. On Friday, they made good on their promise, sending one man to prison for 15 years. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police Squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders, the infamous photo of Betts from the Freddie Gray riots went viral. He will now spend 15 years behind bars. “Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was...
  • Britain’s exit from European Union flags big changes across the globe

    06/27/2016 4:08:05 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 27th June 2016 | Rita Panahi
    WATCHING the unhinged and unrestrained hysteria of the Left has been a delightful side benefit of the Brexit poll. While the conservatives who campaigned for Great Britain to remain in the European Union have largely accepted the result with a measure of grace, elements of the Left have reacted with a level of hyperbole that is remarkable even by their shrill standards. There are even demands for a new poll from the Brexit losers who seem to think democracy is only a valid exercise if their side wins. But a referendum is not a game of rock, paper, scissors that...
  • Tribute to farmworkers, agriculture and (Aztec) goddess of life to be unveiled

    06/27/2016 4:03:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Hanford Sentinal ^ | January 13, 2016 | Laura Brown
    The unveiling is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 27. The statue itself is currently under tarps on the northwest corner of Lincoln Park in Selma. Palomino — a muralist, filmmaker, writer and mixed-media artist — describes the piece as a tribute to farm workers and agriculture. The statue melds the Aztec Earth goddess of life and death, Coatlicue, on the front with farm workers on the back into the form of a worker’s truck.
  • Some Kauai residents unhappy about wall being built by Facebook billionaire

    06/27/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by norcal joe · 59 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 27,2016 | Alden Alayvilla
    KILAUEA, KAUAI — For years, Kilauea, Kauai resident Gy Hall has enjoyed the view of the ocean and the breeze along Koolau Road. Then, a few weeks ago, a crew started to build a wall which happens to belong to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. “The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense,” Hall said. “It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.” Hall said the wall extends along Koolau Road,...
  • 'Daily Show' slammed for controversial tweet on Texas abortion ruling

    06/27/2016 3:15:07 PM PDT · by pburgh01 · 29 replies
    "The Daily Show" is under fire for a tweet they sent out many are calling out of line. In response to the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, the "Daily Show" tweeted, "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"
  • Scott Brown says Warren could ‘take a DNA test’ to prove she’s part Cherokee

    06/27/2016 2:37:31 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/16 | David Weigl
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  • ustice Dept mandates 'implicit bias' training for agents, lawyers

    06/27/2016 2:24:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
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