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  • 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 · 8 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...
  • Chinese sellers unfair advantage: Will Trump address? (Not orig. title)

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 24 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 · 81 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
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  • 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 · 45 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 · 72 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 · 14 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 · 71 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 · 22 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 · 105 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 · 44 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 · 22 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 · 35 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 · 26 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 · 169 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 · 91 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.
  • Ryan Lochte owns up to 'overexaggerated' robbery story

    08/20/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ESPN News Services
    Ryan Lochte says he's "taking full responsibility" for an incident in Brazil that has embroiled the American swimmer and three of his Olympics teammates. In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that aired Saturday, Lochte cites his own "immature behavior" for turning an incident involving unruly actions by the four swimmers into an international incident that led to two swimmers being pulled off their initial flight out of Rio and another paying nearly $11,000 to the Olympics' host nation. "That's why I'm taking full responsibility for it, because I overexaggerated that story," Lochte told NBC. "If I'd never done that,...
  • The Incredible Life of Lew Wallace, Civil War General and Author of Ben Hur

    08/20/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MARCH 26 2013 | John Swansburg
    The incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history. Lew Wallace was making conversation with the other gentlemen in his sleeper car when a man in a nightgown appeared in the doorway. The train was bound for Indianapolis and the Third National Soldiers Reunion, where thousands of Union Army veterans planned to rally, reminisce, and march in a parade the New York Times would later describe as “the grandest street display ever seen in the United States.” It was Sept. 19, 1876, more than a decade since the Civil War...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Don't Blame Changing Times ~ 21 August 2016

    08/20/2016 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            DON'T BLAME CHANGING TIMES Most of us have learned to cope with, if not exactly embrace, the technological revolution that has completely restructured our world over the past two decades. Words like "Internet", "e-mail" and even "distance learning" may not be in your dictionary yet, but they soon will be. And that dictionary probably won't be paper like the ones most of us learned to use; instead, it will be part of the "spellchecker" on a computer hard drive, or perhaps on a single "CD-ROM" that contains thousands of pages of information. Despite my RELATIVE...
  • Could sex robots and virtual reality treat paedophilia?

    08/20/2016 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Salman · 91 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 2 August 2016 | Aviva Rutkin
    ... A Japanese company named Trottla already ships child-sized sex dolls globally. Earlier this year, a Canadian man went on trial after he was arrested in 2013 for ordering such a doll. Under Canadian law, they are considered child pornography and he could go to jail for seven years. But what if dolls like these could help rather than hurt? Ron Arkin, a robotics engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and one of the panelists, argued that people should not only legally be permitted to have such dolls, but perhaps some should be handed prescriptions for them. In his...
  • Waitress stunned by cruel message diners left on receipt instead of giving a tip

    08/20/2016 3:51:19 PM PDT · by Salman · 80 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08.19.16 | NYT staff writer
    Eighteen-year-old waitress Sadie Elledge was working the lunch shift at Jess’ Lunch, in Harrisonburg, Virginia when a couple, in lieu of a tip, left a message on their receipt that said, “We only tip citizens.” Sadie, whose father was born in Honduras and mother in Mexico, is, in fact, a U.S. citizen who grew up in Harrisonburg. “I’ve had people make comments like ‘Go make me a burrito,’ but that’s at school and I don’t pay attention,” said Sadie, adding that the insult wasn’t that big a deal to her. But when her grandfather, John Elledge, heard of the incident...
  • WWII vet, 93, ends run across America with toes in Atlantic

    08/20/2016 2:36:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 20, 2016 5:12 pm | AP
    (not AP photos) ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people including family members and friends who have joined him at different parts along his journey. He started his trek Oct. 7, 2013 on the sands of San Diego, weaving his way over the months and years through the southern United States until he...
  • Book says Hillary talks to dead: First lady acknowledged 'imaginary' chats.

    08/20/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 1996
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a therapeutic release, according to a new book written by Bob Woodward, says a report in Sunday's edition of The Chicago Sun-Times. The first lady declined a personal adviser's suggestion that she address Jesus Christ, however, because it would be "too personal," according to Woodward's book, "The Choice." The book, which is still to be published, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Clintons, as well as Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Woodward says the adviser was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for...
  • No proof Hillary, aides completed ethics training at State Department

    08/20/2016 9:44:55 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 8/19/2016 | Bob Fredericks
    There is no written evidence that Hillary Clinton or her top aides completed ethics training when they started working at the State Department, even though it’s required by federal law, according to a report released Thursday. Records show that just three of nine top Clinton aides took the mandated training for new employees. The records also suggest that neither Clinton nor seven top aides required to take subsequent annual training completed it. Many of the aides — including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan — hold key positions with the Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign. The Trump campaign was quick...
  • LA Times Poll Narrative Ignores Finding: 10-Point Black Voter Shift to Trump

    08/20/2016 8:27:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 20 Aug 2016 | Tom Blumer
    The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll released Thursday had a stunning finding: Donald Trump's support among African-Americans had increased by over 10 points virtually overnight. Armand Emamdjomeh and David Lauter, who wrote the narrative accompanying that poll, predictably ignored it, but they did even more. Readers here will see that their verbiage in the section specifically addressing "By race/ethnicity" pretended that the shift hasn't even occurred (dashed box around the "Black" box added by me): Emamdjomeh and Lauter are hoping that readers don't see the visually small movement above. While blacks still "lean heavily towards Clinton," a look at...
  • Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/16/2016 8:21:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed” — after being reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago. The passage had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to “campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com. “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” it read. But by February, the sentence “You have the right...
  • Kremlin presses Turkey for access to US airbase

    08/19/2016 7:48:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 28 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 19 August 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Istanbul | Marc Bennetts, Moscow |Michael Evans
    Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East. The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and bombers to use it would be a logical continuation of President Erdogan’s efforts to rebuild Turkey’s relations with the Kremlin. “It just remains to come to an agreement with Erdogan that we get the Nato base Incirlik as [our] primary…
  • "High-Rated" Kelly File In Close Competition With MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

    08/19/2016 7:00:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 19, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    According to Adweek’s Scoreboard, The Kelly File, hosted by Fox News personality Megyn Kelly, has been in a tight competition for ratings with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Among the 25-54 age demographic, The Rachel Maddow Show nearly tied Kelly in total viewership Wednesday, with 400,000 viewers to Kelly’s 401,000. This is third time in the month of August where Maddow has either tied or surpassed Kelly among the 25-54 age bracket. The Fox News Channel show still overtook Maddow in overall viewers with 500,000, but according to Breitbart, the 25-54 demographic is particularly important because of its high value to advertisers....
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    08/19/2016 6:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 279 replies
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  • Trump Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson Diagnoses Hillary Clinton With ‘Sysphasia’

    08/19/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Aug 18 2016 | Aaron Blake
    <p>The Trump campaign's effort to pump up questions about Hillary Clinton's health now includes an official diagnosis: dysphasia.</p> <p>A spokeswoman alleged Thursday that Clinton suffers from the language disorder, with which she has never been diagnosed. Katrina Pierson, appeared on MSNBC to answer questions about why the Trump campaign is going down this road, even as Clinton's doctors say she's healthy.</p>
  • No, the U.S. Is Not Moving Its Nukes From Turkey to Romania

    08/19/2016 5:37:34 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 19, 2016 | Dan De Luce
    An obscure website published a vague report Thursday making the dramatic claim that relations between Washington and Ankara had deteriorated so badly that the United States had begun moving nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania. The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be any basis at all for the report, which alleged B61 nuclear weapons were on their way to Romania’s Deveselu base. Romania’s defense ministry promptly denied it and experts dismissed the idea as illogical for technical and other reasons.