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  • Miami coach Larranaga: We have to do something about our gun laws

    02/19/2018 6:25:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    arcamax.com ^ | 2/18/18 | M Kauffman
    University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga took the opportunity after Saturday's 62-55 loss to Syracuse to let the world know his views on gun control in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High massacre. "I think we have to do something about our gun laws," Larranaga said. "We're not the Wild, Wild West where everybody should carry a gun. There needs to be accountability and responsibility for people in charge of selling guns and buying guns."
  • Rob Reiner: Trump a ‘Mentally Ill Sociopath,’ Time to ‘End This Sickness’

    02/19/2018 5:40:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    Rob Reiner escalated his attacks on President Donald Trump on Sunday, taking to social media to demand that GOP “patriots” take a stand to “end” what he called the “sickness” of his presidency. The 70-year-old LBJ filmmaker — a frequent critic of the president who previously launched a committee to explore possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race — blasted Trump in a Twitter post in apparent response to a school shooting in Florida this week that left 17 people dead and 15 others injured. “How much longer do we have to put up with a mentally ill sociopath?”...
  • Parkland Survivors: We’ll be There for Re-opening “Unless We have Interviews”

    02/19/2018 5:01:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Parkland school shooting has made media stars out of at least two of the survivors, students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. Both are advocates of additional gun control laws, and have been extremely critical of President Trump. That is surely their right, as it is also their right to take this moment of national attention to promote their views. But is interesting to note how the pair have become so media-savvy, and are emphasizing media exposure over other priorities. On CNN this morning, asked whether they would be there when Parkland re-opened, Gonzalez said: “As soon as we can,...
  • Repentance & Renewal

    02/19/2018 3:50:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/19/18 | Rosaria Butterfield
    Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor of English and women’s studies and a practicing lesbian. Through an unlikely friendship, she discovered the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. From Ligonier’s 2015 National Conference, Rosaria Butterfield shares her testimony of how God radically changed her heart.
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air

    02/18/2018 10:11:32 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air After Giffords Shooting The late Andrew Breitbart helped Sarah Palin defend herself when Fox News Channel’s former Chairman Roger Ailes denied her the opportunity to respond on air to the media’s false accusations framing her for inciting the attempted assassination of former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (D-AZ) in the days immediately following the 2011 Tucson mass shooting incident.
  • Chinese Millennials Are About to Kick US Millennials’ Butts By Zak Dychtwald February 17, 2018

    02/18/2018 9:49:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2018 | Zak Dychtwald
    There is a big to-do about American millennials. What do we want to buy? What do we stand for? How do we see the world? But China has around 400 million millennials, five times more than the 80 million we have in the States born between 1982 and 1998 (now ages 20-36). There are more millennials in China than there are people in the United States and Canada combined. Yet, when the world talks about China, we often focus on the past: old stereotypes, old politics, old traditions and the older generations. A young generation is coming of age in...
  • San Carlos on Notice After Blocking a Gun Store Chain from Opening Outlet

    02/18/2018 9:46:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 17, 2018
    Attorneys for a southern California gun store chain have put the city of San Carlos on notice after it was blocked from opening an outlet in the city. The owners of Turner’s Outdoorsman Gun and Ammo Outlet say they were treated unfairly after the city of San Carlos issued a moratorium on new gun stores. Many community residents didn’t like the idea of a new gun store opening in town, especially in light of the recent mass shootings happening in the country. “Every time we have one of these horrific shootings, everyone says ‘No more! It has to stop, we...
  • Dem lawmaker tears into Trump: 'America will regret the day you were ever born'

    02/18/2018 8:04:20 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) tore into President Trump after the president suggested the FBI could have stopped a deadly shooting at a Florida high school if it spent less time working on the Russia investigation. "You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you," he tweeted. "America will regret the day you were ever born."
  • Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

    02/18/2018 7:52:50 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, they are accusing their opponents of having “blood on their hands.” It’s no longer just activists such as Chelsea Handler who are spewing such vitriol. Even mainstream liberals such as political scientist Norm Ornstein use the phrase.
  • John Lott on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show to discuss the useless gun control proposals

    02/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the useless policies put forward by gun control advocates and what policies might really work.
  • In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

    02/18/2018 7:46:35 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda. That’s how they’re fighting a “reciprocity” bill that requires concealed handgun permits to be honored in all 50 states — just like driver’s licenses. The scaremongering was on full display last Sunday, in CBS News’ “60 Minutes” lead segment by Steve Kroft on the dangers of concealed carry.
  • Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

    02/18/2018 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 118 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2018 | BBC News
    Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate. The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president. Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US. In his first...
  • CNN: Trump blames everyone but Russia

    02/18/2018 6:23:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 36 replies
    President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts. None, however, offered answers. Here in South Florida, the weekend air was filled with raw emotion in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. Local television broadcasts featured searing calls to action and demonstrations from students and parents alike. Trump, inside his estate and restrained from golfing for two straight days for fear of bad optics, was seemingly following along - and unleashed on Twitter. Just 40 miles north of Parkland, the President blasted the FBI for missing...
  • Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

    02/18/2018 6:20:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2018 | BBC News
    An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: "Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?" George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on Facebook on Saturday. The Greens party said the conservative MP's post was "disgraceful", noting it came in the same week that 17 people died in a US school shooting. Police said they would consider whether an investigation was warranted. The MP defended his post as "a joke". Mr Christensen said the post was a "tongue-in-cheek" reference to a famous line from the 1971 film Dirty Harry,...
  • Parkland students slam Trump...

    02/18/2018 5:39:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 2/18/18 | Michael Pretend Journalist Walsh
    Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., expressed astonishment that President Trump would use the tragedy they experienced last week to push back on the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...Aly Sheehy, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was immediately outraged when she saw the president shift the conversation toward U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “When it popped up on my timeline, it was something I read and was immediately mad about. It’s not the first time that he has tweeted something out so close to an incident that rocked the nation...
  • 'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking

    02/18/2018 5:35:02 PM PST · by thecodont · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 | By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE
    When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right. "There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class; and the credit card used to reserve their seats was in neither of their names. In fact, it was flagged as fraudulent," a press release from American Airlines reads. The girls were 15 and 17 when they tried to check in for the flight last summer,...
  • Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

    02/18/2018 5:23:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    The sHill ^ | 2/18/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Outgoing Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be “foolish” for the GOP not to realize that it’s “heading into trouble” in the next election. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” Ros-Lehtinen told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
  • How Benito Mussolini Took Power

    02/18/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Qcurtius ^ | 12FEB17 | Quintus Curtius
    Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s. It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did nothing, either due to their own lack of resolution or tacit support of his power grab.Italy after the First World War was, like many European countries, rife with instability and factionalism. Mussolini’s “fascist” party in 1922 had collected only 35 out of 500 seats in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies; despite this apparent...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis L Millett ~ 19 February 2018

    02/18/2018 4:58:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ​ Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lewis L. MillettStory from this website.             Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. (December 15, 1920 – November 14, 2009) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American bayonet charge.   Early life Millett was born on...