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  • Cuyahoga Co. OH voter registration changes

    08/25/2016 5:17:59 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    Cuyahoga Co. Board of elections | 8/25/2016 | LS
    Cuyahoga Co. OH is heavily Democratic Cleveland and usually offsets Hamilton Co., Cincinnati. NOTE: Ohio law treats any voter who did not vote in the last primary as an independent. So it is possible D losses are I gains, but as you see, there is still a major shift:
  • Trump sticks to hard line on immigration at Tampa rally

    08/24/2016 11:58:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Maimi Herald ^ | August 24, 2016 8:03 pm | Adam C. Smith and Steve Contorno
    Donald Trump may have hinted recently that he intends to soften his tough immigration stances, but he sure didn’t sound that way speaking to several thousand supporters in Tampa on Wednesday. “Hillary Clinton wants a totally open border. We are going to enforce our laws, remove people who overstay their visas,” he promised a boisterous crowd at the Florida State Fairgrounds. “Hillary Clinton would rather give a job to an illegal immigrant than to an unemployed Hispanic citizen, an unemployed African-American citizen, or even to a veteran.” ... “I am going to suspend immigration wherever effective screening cannot take place...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? ~ Thursday, August 25, 2016

    08/24/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 386 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! ~ The Canteen Crew ~ | ~August 24, 2016 | Aug. 24, 2016 | PROCON
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? Did You Get It In The Military? A Famous Actor Or Actress? Or Is It Just Silly? So, Tell Us How You Chose Your FReeper Name Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • State capitulates to hunger striking terrorist's demands

    08/24/2016 3:51:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/16
    Terrorist Bilal Kayed, who was in administrative detention and is hospitalized at the Barzilai Hospital after hunger striking, has reached an agreement with Israeli authorities according to which he will be released from administrative detention and will stop his 70-day hunger strike. Kayed's lawyers reached an agreement with the state that his administrative detention will not be renewed after six months unless new information emerges which supports his staying in jail. The agreement will be brought before the High Court on Thursday as part of the petition presented by the terrorist against his administrative detention. Kayed, 35, a resident of...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Let Congress Act Immediately’ Against Hillary Clinton

    08/24/2016 2:49:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    “She then lied about her crime to Congress,” (Trump) declared, before veering off the teleprompter and calling on Congress to act against Clinton’s alleged lies. “I don’t know if Congress is going to do anything about it, folks. I’m so sick of looking and seeing and I hear reports they don’t do anything. Congress ought to act. She lied to Congress 100 percent. Everybody agrees.” “By the time they act, you’re going to say, ‘What was it?’ You won’t even remember what happened,” he added. ‘Let Congress act today! Let Congress act immediately!”
  • White House: We Don’t Need Special Prosecutor for the Clinton Foundation

    08/24/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration does not believe that a special prosecutor is necessary to investigate the Clinton Foundation, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest. He suggested that those who were calling for a special prosecutor were impugning the character of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department. “I just think it’s hard for anybody to make a very persuasive case that somehow there hasn’t been enough investigating,” Earnest said during the White House press conference today. President Barack Obama, he said, had “complete confidence” in the independent career prosecutors of the Justice Department and the F.B.I.
  • CNN's Charles Blow: Trump 'Bigotry' Is 'Urinating on' Blacks, 'Telling Them to Dance in the Rain'

    08/24/2016 1:57:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 24, 2016 2:30 PM | Brad Wilmouth
    CNN's Charles Blow: Trump 'Bigotry' Is 'Urinating on' Blacks, 'Telling to Dance in the Rain' By Brad Wilmouth | August 24, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted about Donald Trump's recent appeals to black voters as being "the most horrible type of bigotry," as he hyperbolically asserted that "It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up.' It says that 'I am not talking to you, I'm talking to...
  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 36 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • Donald Trump (Black Version) - written by Prince, performed by The Time (1990)

    08/24/2016 12:24:39 PM PDT · by oblomov · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1990 | Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOAifG-mc1I
  • Law-abiding, self-driving Uber fleet will be dangerous fit with yinzers

    08/24/2016 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 38 replies
    Tribune-Review (greater Pittsburgh area) ^ | 22 August 2016 (print edition) | Eric Heyl
    Someone slam the brakes on this plan. In a national first, Uber is poised to put a fleet of self-driving cars on Pittsburgh streets. But there's no way people should be permitted to hail rides from semi-autonomous cars until Uber significantly tweaks its vehicular software. Artificial Intelligence apparently passed its driver's exam, the cars will have emergency backup drivers, and Uber presumably has programmed the vehicles to navigate the streets as safely as possible. Therein lies the problem. Most people seldom drive as safely as possible, particularly in this town. To put it in terms this sports-obsessed city can best...
  • Kurds Lose Out As Neo-Ottoman Turks Steal Syria's Jarablus

    08/24/2016 11:13:48 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 10 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Moon of Alabama
    Early this morning Turkey invaded Syria. A contingent of 1,500 Turkish sponsored "Syrian rebels", aka Islamist from all over the world, were accompanied by some Turkish special forces and twenty tanks to capture the city Jarablus at the Turkish-Syrian border. The move followed a night of artillery warm-ups and bombing raids. Shortly after noon the "Syrian revolution" flag and the Turkish banner(!) were raised over the city. There was no resistance to the move. The Islamic State, which had been informed of the attack, had evacuated all fighters and their families out of Jarablus. (The families went to Raqqa but...
  • British backpacker, 21, stabbed to death by French knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (Australia)...

    08/24/2016 7:43:27 AM PDT · by Gritty · 53 replies
    The SUN ^ | 24 August 2016 | James Cox, Simon Tomlinson,...
    Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, who had been working as a bartender for the past six months, was knifed in a frenzied attack in front of 30 horrified witnesses. Another Brit, named locally as Tom Jackson, is fighting for his life in hospital after reports that he was stabbed up to 15 times. ... It has emerged the knifeman also stabbed a dog to death as he rampaged through a room of around 30 people on Tuesday night. Cops have now arrested a 29-year-old man who they say screamed extremist Islamic prayers during the attack. ... A backpacker who did not wish...
  • Florida Atlantic University Poll Finds Trump Edging Out Clinton in Florida (43 to 41)

    08/24/2016 6:42:03 AM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    FAU ^ | 8/24/16 | FAU
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 24, 2016) – Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent and 5 percent undecided, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Secret recipe for KFC fried chicken (probably) revealed by the Colonel's nephew

    08/23/2016 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    <p>What started as a travel story for the Chicago Tribune has morphed into one of the biggest fast food recipe reveals: the original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. The story of the how the recipe was (literally) placed into a reporter's hands started simply enough. A reporter travelled to the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and met with Joe Ledington, the nephew of Harland David Sanders (AKA Colonel Sanders).</p>
  • We can’t afford to give terrorists a one-way ticket back to the battlefield

    08/23/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 23 August 2016 | House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
    Last week the Obama Administration approved its largest-ever release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, sending 15 extremists back into the world. By now, the pattern has become familiar: the President lets hardened terrorists go free, Congress and the American people express outrage, and the White House ignores the uproar. But the grave risks of this policy cannot be ignored. The President is giving terrorists a one-way ticket back to the battlefield. In fact, officials have confirmed to Congress that some former detainees are responsible for attacking or killing Americans since being freed. Yet, incredibly, the releases persist. Not only does...
  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Bird Are You Most Like Quiz - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    08/23/2016 5:59:29 PM PDT · by LUV W · 127 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole wide world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Bird Are You Most Like Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • Time to Remove Religion from Public Life

    08/23/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/7/16 | Nasser Dashti
    This is on Kuwaiti TV.
  • A fisherman kept this $100M pearl under his bed for 10 years

    08/23/2016 4:04:38 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/23/2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A fisherman in the Philippines is happy as a clam after finding out this mammoth pearl — which he has kept as a good luck charm — is worth $100 million. The lucky angler, who has not been identified, discovered the 75-pound gem — believed to be the biggest ever — 10 years ago in the sea off Palawan Island.... Unaware of the massive gem’s value, he kept it as a good luck charm until a fire in his home forced him to move and he decided to take the pearl to the tourism office in remote Puerto Princesca.
  • Emails Show Huma Used To Put Hillary Down For Nap Time

    08/23/2016 2:25:22 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Christian Datoc
    An email in WikiLeaks’ Hillary Clinton archive shows Huma Abedin served as the Director of Nap Time while working at the State Department. Abedin sent the email in question to Clinton on January 11, 2013, ahead of a meeting with the French Foreign Minister. (RELATED: Emails Show Top Hillary Aide Researched Drug For Parkinson’s, Alzheimers) The email did not contain a message in the body, yet the subject line reads “Reminder fabius at 3:30. Take a nap [sic].” Laurent Fabius served as France’s Foreign Minister from 2012-2016. Since Abedin’s email was sent at 2:21 pm, and the meeting with Fabius...
  • Venezuela Bans Lines Outside of Bakeries that Spread “Anxiety”

    08/23/2016 12:41:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 35 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 8/19/2016 | Sabrina Martin
    The Venezuelan government has announced it will be fining bakeries that make people stand in lines to buy bread. The National Superintendency of Fair Prices noted this measure is intended to “dismantle the strategy of generating anxiety” in Venezuelans, as the lines are more of a political decision than they are a reflection of a lack of raw materials.
  • US deploys attack helicopters to strike IS in Libya

    08/23/2016 11:20:32 AM PDT · by bkopto · 19 replies
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 8/23/2016 | staff
    The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists’ Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Tuesday. American jets have since the start of August been helping fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) retake the coastal city of Sirte, conducting dozens of strikes on IS fighting positions and equipment. Lieutenant Commander Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the US military’s Africa Command, said Marine Corps AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters had in recent days joined the operation.
  • New Documents Prove Hillary Clinton Murder Cover-Up (Sandy Berger Alert!!!)

    08/23/2016 10:29:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 73 replies
    The Pollitical Insider ^ | August, 2016 | Kosar
    Twenty-three years ago during the Clinton administration, Deputy White House Council Vincent Foster was found dead in his car. This scandal shocked the country, and raised massive questions about just how dangerous the Clintons are.[snip]Rodriguez claims that after he produced additinal damning evidence of a possible Foster murder coverup, he became a target and was investigated internally! In the letter, he explained 12 ways in which the case has mishandled and compromised. Then, he noted:[snip] Here is the (new smoking gun) in the Foster case!
  • Trump’s Campaign Calendar Bewilders Professional Politico’s…

    08/23/2016 6:07:01 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/23/2016 | Sundance
    A well-informed and ‘outside-the-beltway’ follower of current political events laughs at the “lagging in the polls” part. I digress…. “media-polls“, it’s all the Pavlovian Political Class know to guide them. Pavlovian Journalism: Hear bell – Push Button – Wait for Pellet. “BING” Repeat. Trump has solidly added Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio to his column. Virginia is a “more than likely“, and the rest of 2012 are all solid. Essentially, with 80 days to go – a confident Trump, without grand or indulgent prose, is doing what all exceptionally professional business leaders do. Look at the horizon, create and make adjustments...
  • Found you! NASA re-establishes contact with missing spacecraft

    08/23/2016 8:45:08 AM PDT · by plain talk · 24 replies
    CNN online ^ | August 23, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie
    Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B. NASA announced Sunday that it had re-established contact with STEREO-B after communications were lost in October 2014. Contact with the spacecraft -- which works in tandem with a second spacecraft STEREO-A to study the sun -- was lost during a test of one of its timers. Launched in October 2006, the STEREO mission includes two spacecraft -- one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other behind -- tasked with monitoring the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. The spacecrafts...
  • Ex-Fox News host files lawsuit against Roger Ailes, others (Andrea Tantaros on Sexual Harrassment)

    08/23/2016 5:56:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 108 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 23 Aug 16 | AP
    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. She says in the suit that the network "operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny."
  • Exclusive — Gov. Mike Pence to Hillary Clinton: Stop Hiding from Media, ’Come Clean,’ and ...

    08/23/2016 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    NEW YORK CITY, New York — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the 2016 GOP vice presidential nominee, told Breitbart News exclusively on Monday evening that it’s time for Hillary Rodham Clinton—the Democratic nominee for president—to “come clean” with Americans and “shut down the Clinton Foundation.” Pence said via phone from his airplane after an event in the battleground state of Iowa, his first interview with Breitbart News Network since becoming the GOP vice presidential selection this year: It’s time for Hillary Clinton to come clean and level with the American people about the State Department and foreign donors to the Clinton...
  • For the first time, a county in America has lost all of its Obamacare insurers

    08/23/2016 4:59:36 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 22, 2016, 10:08 AM | Bob Bryan
    Cox told Business Insider that the situation in Pinal County will likely raise calls for a public option, or a government-run health insurance option similar to Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Police “Infuriated” Top Cop Sold Out to Hillary ( NYC : Bill Bratton

    08/22/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    I S ^ | August 20, 2016 | S. Noble
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a second term as the NYPD’s top cop. He will work at Teneo, a Clinton-tied firm. He will head a new division of the consulting company founded by Declan Kelly, a former State Department special envoy, and Doug Band, once Bill Clinton’s personal assistant. The company, launched in 2011, served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and ex-President Clinton served for a short time on the Teneo advisory board. Among Teneo’s past employees is Huma Abedin, who pulled in $15,000 a...
  • Media Facing Lawsuits Over False Melania Trump Reports

    08/22/2016 7:49:02 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 22, 2016 | Eric Mack
    The lawyer for Melania Trump has notified news agencies, including The Daily Mail and Politico, of potential legal action against those who have defamed Mrs. Trump as "having been an 'escort' in the 1990s," attorney Charles Harder said in an email statement to CNN. The Daily Mail, The Week, Politico, Inquisitr, Tarpley, Before It's News, Liberal America, LawNewz, Winning Democrats and Bipartisan Report were the publications addressed in the email warning, the Trump lawyer told CNNMoney on Monday. The Daily Mail referenced a report in a Slovenian magazine about the escort claim and several organizations potentially repeated the libelous report....
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Man Swallows 40 Knives: What's Behind His Weird Craving

    08/22/2016 7:35:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    A man's craving for metal that led him to swallow 40 knives may sound bizarre, but such strange cravings can be symptoms of an eating disorder in which people ingest anything from dirt to talcum powder. The 42-year-old man in India said he had consumed the knives over a 2-month period, according to CNN. Some of the knives were folded up when the man ingested them, but some were unfolded, and extended to about 7 inches (18 centimeters) long. The man required a 5-hour operation to remove the knives. Because some of the knives were open, the man was bleeding...
  • POLICE: Roanoke County stabbing suspect yelled "Allah Akbar" during attack (Virginia)

    08/22/2016 7:31:20 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    wdbj7.com ^ | August 22, 2016
    The FBI is now involved in a stabbing investigation in Roanoke County. Wasil Farooqui is charged in the incident that seriously hurt a man and woman at the The Pines Apartments on Saturday. Witnesses told police that during the attack Farooqui was yelling "Allah Akbar."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Knox, Kentucky ~ 23 AUG 2016

    08/22/2016 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 129 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Knox, KentuckyFort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. The 109,000 acre base covers parts of Bullitt, Hardin, and Meade counties. It currently holds the Army human resources Center of Excellence to include the Army Human Resources Command, United States Army Cadet Command and the United States Army Accessions Command.The most recent era of transformation at Fort Knox began in 2005 with the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. The Armor Center and School relocated to Fort...
  • Poll that Showed Trump +5 in PA Removed from CBS8 Website

    08/22/2016 5:33:36 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 37 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 8/22/2016 | Trump Conservative
    Yesterday, I reported a new poll that showed Donald Trump +5 ahead of Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania. CBS8 reported a story about this poll, conducted by Project Execution, explaining that results showed Trump leading Clinton 41.9% to 36.5%. CBS8 has since mysteriously removed the page with their report on this poll for some reason, perhaps the person who wrote it wasn’t aware it didn’t fit the mainstream media’s narrative of Donald Trump being doomed beyond all hope. The original link to this CBS8 story can be found here, which you can see now comes up...
  • Hmmm: GOP winning registration wars in battleground states

    08/22/2016 5:12:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this a measure of enthusiasm for Donald Trump, or the effectiveness of the RNC’s extensive investment in ground operations? Despite polling that suggests — at the moment — that Republicans will experience a wipeout in swing states in the presidential election, voter registration data shows the GOP gaining momentum. In key swing states, Republican registrations and party-switching has outpaced Democrats, raising questions about enthusiasm and turnout models: Trump’s poll numbers remain dire, but he can point to at least one ray of hope for a turnaround: Republicans have continued gaining ground in recent months in voter registration in Florida,...
  • Man arrested for defending tourists from Arab attackers

    08/22/2016 4:46:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/16 | Reut Hadar
    A group of tourists, including children, was attacked today in the Old City of Akko today by a group of Arabs. The Arabs tried to push the hikers from a high wall within the Old City such that one of the tourists, a career soldier, was forced to pull out his gun to defend the other hikers. After the incident, the soldier - of all people - was taken into the local police station for questioning, and his weapon was confiscated. Attorney Adi Kedar of the Honenu Legal Rights Organization is providing legal council to the soldier. "We were touring...
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Ratings Lose Almost 50% Of London 2012 Viewers

    08/22/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 22 Aug 16 | Dominic Patten
    On the Tube in London there’s a sign saying “Mind The Gap” to warn riders to be careful when stepping on the train – NBC might want to pay attention to the expression when it comes to Olympics ratings. With a 4.0/14 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.85 million viewers for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Games, NBC is looking at the worst Summer Olympics results in decades. Not only are fast affiliates down to the second lowest result of the 2016 Olympics for the Comcast-owned net’s primetime coverage but they took a whooping 56% fall in the...
  • What’s Wrong With Her? Hillary Wears Heavy Coat & Black Pants to Nantucket Fundraiser… In August

    08/22/2016 1:26:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 21st, 2016 3:28 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton has no campaign rallies scheduled for the foreseeable future. Her calendar only includes a few fundraisers. The mainstream media defended Hillary saying her strategy was “going small”. But there’s something going on. This weekend Hillary wandered out for a fundraiser in Nantucket. She wore black pants and a heavy (wool?) coat… In August… at an outdoor fundraiser. What’s going on? what a bizarre choice of clothing. Americans are supposed to trust her but she can’t even choose the right clothes to wear.
  • Why Parliament has a duty to keep us in the EU

    08/22/2016 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies
    Now We Know ^ | 8/9/2016 | AC Gayling
    Philosopher AC Grayling explains why he won’t stop restating the arguments until the folly of Brexit is reversed There are five fundamental points that have to be repeated without cease until the folly of Brexit is reversed and the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is reaffirmed. Each one is obvious to Remainers, and has been clearly stated and restated already: but the point is to keep stating them all until everyone – but especially our Parliamentarians – is repeating them in their sleep. 1. Advisory referendum The referendum was not binding. It was held under the terms of...
  • Anthony Weiner thinks The Post is trying to ‘catfish’ him

    08/22/2016 12:26:54 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 8/21/2016 | Page Six
    Anthony Weiner continues to pretend The Post “set him up” to be “catfished.” “Look, I am a target of a local newspaper here in New York,” the pervy pol said on Fernand Amandi’s radio show in Miami this week after Weiner was caught giving out his cellphone number to a guy posing as a female college student during a flirty, private online chat on an LA trip. “They got someone to get into a conversation with me online. I caught them at it, but they still had enough things to make a story out of it.”
  • Hillary spox Brian Fallon mocks Rudy Giuliani’s prostate cancer

    08/21/2016 9:37:19 PM PDT · by plain talk · 30 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 21, 2016
    Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani thinks things he sees on the internet are proof of a health issue for Hillary Clinton: "Actual thing Rudy Giuliani said on @FoxNewsSunday: "Go online & put down 'Hillary Clinton illness,' take a look at the videos for yourself." And Hillary’s press secretary Brian Fallon responded by mocking Rudy’s prostate cancer that kept him out of the 2000 Senate race: "Google Rudy and health and you can read about how he withdrew from '00 Senate race against Clinton"
  • Review: ‘Lo and Behold’, the Danger, and Potential, of the Digital Revolution

    08/21/2016 6:23:57 PM PDT · by oblomov · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | A.O. Scott
    “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” is Werner Herzog’s documentary about the internet. For some readers, that sentence will be sufficient. One of our most intellectually ambitious filmmakers — a self­professed seeker of ecstatic truths, a tireless foot soldier of cinema — tackles what he calls “one of the greatest revolutions” humanity has experienced. The combination of Mr. Herzog’s doggedly curious sensibility and the mysteries of the digital universe seems both improbable and irresistible. In the course of a singularly peripatetic career, that curiosity has most often taken Mr. Herzog, who will turn 74 on Labor Day, into...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Peter C Lemon ~ 22 August 2016

    08/21/2016 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      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 ~Peter Lemon Info from here and here.              Peter Charles Lemon (born June 5, 1950) is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He received the award for his actions on April 1, 1970 while serving in Tay Ninh province during the Vietnam War. Lemon is the...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Refutes Recent Media Reports of Trump Immigration Position Reversal

    08/21/2016 2:52:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | on August 21, 2016 | by sundance
    Following a Hispanic outreach meeting by the Trump campaign numerous media outlets began reporting that Donald Trump was changing his position on immigration, specifically deportation of illegal immigrants. The Trump campaign immediately rebuked the false media reports last night. Senator Jeff Sessions appeared on Fox News this morning to continue asserting the campaign message that illegal border crossing will be halted, deportation of illegal aliens will be enforced and there is no substantive change to Donald Trump’s immigration position. The media loves to use the term “deportation force” to manufacture an narrative of a new controversy. However, there is already...
  • Promised prosperity never arrived in Russian-held Crimea, locals say

    08/21/2016 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Maria Tsvetkova
    More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled. The sunny and mountainous Black Sea peninsula is back in the news, with Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing Kiev of sending infiltrators across the border to wreck its industry. But locals say the damage has already been done by Moscow's neglect. "We joined Russia and they stopped giving a damn about us," Yevgeny, a worker at a titanium plant in the town of Armyansk told Reuters.
  • Blast from the past: Reading Hillary Rodham's Hidden Thesis

    05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 9/6/2007 9:08:10 PM ET | Bill Dedman
    Before reading Hillary Rodham's assessment of the old radical from Chicago — Alinsky's “compelling personality,” “his exceptional charm,” and the limitations of his “anachronistic” tactics — it’s important to understand how the document was sealed... ... Just as conservative authors have speculated, it was the Clintons who asked Wellesley in 1993 to hide Hillary Rodham's senior thesis from the first generation of Clinton biographers, according to her thesis adviser and friend, professor Alan H. Schechter, who describes taking the call from the White House. Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis...
  • How The Hasakah Clashes End Kurdish Nation Dreams

    08/21/2016 8:31:27 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 9 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Moon of Alabama
    Severe fighting in Hasakah, in north-east Syria, continues between Syrian government forces and U.S. advised Kurdish YPG groups. It is still unclear why these clashes broke out after years of mostly peaceful co-existence in the city. These clashes convince Turkey that the danger of a Kurdish state creation is imminent. This will unite the Turkish, Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi hostile positions towards such plans. This unity ends the dreams of an independent Kurdish nation. The YPG declared that it wants all Syrian government forces to leave Hasakah. But those forces are the sole protection of the large Assyrian (Christian) and...
  • Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

    08/20/2016 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV news ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melinda Deslatte and Jill Colvin, AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the ropes. Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. The trip made for a pointed contrast to President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who both have yet to go, although Obama announced later Friday that he would visit next week.