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  • Meeting on Alamo plan turns heated

    06/19/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott Huddleston
    Nearly 100 people turned up to discuss a proposed Alamo plan at a public meeting that became heated Monday night... "We’re already in the first minute on our conversation, and I’m already hearing booing. It can’t happen that way,” Brockhouse said. Members of the design team addressed the group, which sometimes jeered as the consultants acknowledged being from outside of Texas... Earlier in the day, singer Phil Collins, who has donated his collection of artifacts to the Alamo, was in San Antonio for unveiling of bronze models depicting the evolution of the mission and military fortress over more than a...
  • New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol

    06/19/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 7/19/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to reports. Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner. In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese...
  • Army splits with West Point 'commie cadet'

    06/19/2018 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 06/19/2018 | Anonymous
    ... Less than a year after Rapone’s images drew a firestorm of vitriol and even death threats, the second lieutenant who became known as the “commie cadet” is officially out of the US Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.
  • Retired Border Agent: Here's How to Scare Off Illegal Immigrants

    06/19/2018 12:48:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tea Party Patriots Action Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to chat one-on-one with some border patrol agents who are fed up with the federal government and are taking matters into their own hands. Martin shared footage of her walk and talk along the border with Zach Taylor, a retired border patrol officer and current chairman of Chairman of National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. Zach Taylor Interview - Send them Back Martin and Taylor walked along the Bryan Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, named after the border patrol agent who lost his...
  • Inside Trump’s “Concentration Camps” [Truth & Satire]

    06/19/2018 11:48:02 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 6 replies
    ComputingForever vis YouTube ^ | 6/19/2018 | ComputingForever
    Video at link.
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • Step Right Up Ladies… Get Your Alpha Males RIGHT Here (Video - a must see - KB Warning)

    06/19/2018 10:27:30 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kane
    About 20 men from the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. _______________________________________________
  • ‘Sex And The City’s’ Profoundly Unrealistic View Of The World Has Hurt Women (tr)

    06/19/2018 9:52:38 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-18-18 | Noelle Mering
    In the same way that the show had an outsized influence on women’s fashion, so too did it influence their behavior. The latter didn't work out so well. “Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” — Carrie Bradshaw This month marks the twenty-year anniversary of the iconic television series “Sex and the City.” With smart writing...
  • Hundreds of members at Sessions's church write formal complaint over immigration policy

    06/19/2018 9:06:46 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/18 | Brooke Seipe
    More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church signed on to a letter Monday condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant parents and children at the U.S. border. In the letter, the group of churchgoers, including clergy and church leadership, accuse Sessions of child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and dissemination of doctrines contrary to the standards of the doctrine of the United Methodist Church. They note in the letter that Sessions is a member of Ashland Place United Methodist Church, in Mobile, Ala.
  • Kylie Jenner Accused Of Transphobia For Sharing A Sweet Father’s Day Post

    06/19/2018 9:00:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Kylie Jenner wished her dad a happy Father’s Day in a sweet Instagram post and the Internet totally freaked out. Many accused Kylie of being transphobic because the makeup mogul shared a pre-op, throwback photo of her father, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. “So lucky to have you,” the 20-year-old reality star captioned the photo. We do know that Kylie’s father is totally fine with being called “dad,” and has said so on a number of occasions. But that didn’t stop a lot of people from losing their minds. Instagram user mala.vidaaWonder wrote: “if it bothers Caitlyn to still be...
  • David Muir Hails Parkland's Hogg for Handling Haters, Asks How He'll 'Bridge Divide' on Guns

    06/19/2018 8:57:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/19/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    On Tuesday's Good Morning America, fill-in anchor David Muir held a sympathetic sit-down with Parkland activist David Hogg and his sister Lauren to promote their anti-gun activism movement called #NeverAgain. Muir pretended that Hogg had never been nasty to people who disagreed with him politically, and actually asked him what lessons he could share about how to deal with critics, with fellow young people. The short interview started with Muir getting straight to the point, asking Hogg how he’d respond to his critics “who believe” that he’s infringing on their Second Amendment rights. Muir even asked how he'd be the...
  • 'Never Again!' Belongs to the Holocaust— Not an Anti-gun Rights Book and Campaign

    06/19/2018 8:49:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Dov Marhoffer
    I am a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. I am one of a rapidly dwindling number of eyewitnesses to the Nazi Holocaust, the most systematic genocide of all time. Today, misinformed students cynically led by progressives are using that event and its rallying call to confiscate guns and turn them over to government—the exact opposite of the core lessons to be learned. This is so fundamentally wrong no justification can excuse it. Naming a book Never Again!—which is a desperate call to arms—to address drug-addled, video-mesmerized, psychotic, murderous classmates —misappropriates and reverses the central messages and lessons of the Holocaust.
  • Separating Families At The Border: The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts

    06/19/2018 7:34:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/19/2018
    The latest outrage by the Trump administration is its policy of "ripping" children away from parents who've crossed the border illegally. As with so many other things involving Trump, there's plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. The furor reached critical mass after the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that 1,995 children had been separated from their illegal border crossing parents from mid-April through May. That number included, DHS said, cases where the adults were arrested for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct. The practice has generated a rising storm of protests,...
  • Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

    06/19/2018 7:20:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Suicide has grown 30% since 2000, and is now a leading cause of death among young people. What can be done? With the memory of suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade in recent news, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released alarming statistics. From 2000 to 2016 there was a 30 percent increase in the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics…. “In 2016,...
  • Canada's Full Legalization of Marijuana

    06/19/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | June 12, 2018 | Monica Savaglia
    Canada is one step closer to full marijuana legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month, “We are very much focused on the control and legalization of marijuana, because the current system is not working.” This past Thursday marked a day in Canadian history... The Canadian Senate passed legislation that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Senate approved the legislation 56 to 30 in a late-night vote. This vote has cleared one of the biggest obstacles for full legalization. Now the country is on the path to permitting national use of marijuana. It’s still unclear when recreational weed...
  • Driver' of Paris attacker which left 130 dead, has been freed from prison and placed under ‘watch’.

    06/19/2018 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Sky News
    The Paris prosecutors' office said on Tuesday that the conditions of Oulkadi's release back to the Belgian capital included regularly reporting to police and a curfew. ~~ A total of 130 people died in a series of coordinated suicide bombings and shootings at the Stade de France, the Bataclan concert hall and at bars and restaurants in Paris on the night of 13 November 2015. Abdeslam's brother Brahim was among the suicide bombers.
  • Memes ‘will be banned’ under new EU copyright law, warn campaigners

    06/19/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    New Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Agencies
    A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning. The EU Copyright Directive intends to protect the intellectual property rights of people who upload their material to the internet. However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected”. The campaign against a particular provision of the directive, Article 13, warns that online platforms would be economically damaged if they were forced to comply with its expensive obligations. The law...
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

    06/19/2018 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 19, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab a week or two earlier than they were 30 years ago. The robins that used to arrive in early April now show up in mid-March. Marmots end their winter slumber ever earlier. "If the climate weren't changing, we wouldn't see these kind of changes happen," Inouye said while standing on a bed of wildflowers that are...
  • Fact Check: ‘Caged’ Child Photo Is Not What Immigration Advocates Claim

    06/19/2018 5:26:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/18/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A photo is making the rounds on social media of a little boy stuck inside a cage and which many immigration advocates say is a depiction of how the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy is separating kids from their families. However, many people sharing the photo are unaware of its original context. The photo gained traction on Twitter last week after journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas tweeted the photo with the caption: “This is what happens when a government believes people are ‘illegal.’ Kids in cages.” Many others shared the photo with a few words torching the Trump administration’s...