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  • Las Vegas shooting: How an iPhone stopped a bullet and saved a woman's life during the massacre

    10/04/2017 1:10:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Even ^ | Jessica Morgan
    A woman's life was miraculously saved by her mobile phone which blocked a bullet during the Las Vegas massacre. The unidentified woman told a taxi driver on her way home that her rose gold iPhone had saved her life and took a picture. The photo of the device shows the back of the iPhone completely shattered after being hit by a single bullet. No details have emerged about how or where the woman was holding the phone while fleeing the scene of the worst mass shooting in US history. Las Vegas shooting: What we know so far Fifty-nine were killed...
  • Joyless Feds Order Bakery to Stop Pretending ‘Love’ Is a Real Granola Ingredient

    10/04/2017 12:01:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 4, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    The apparently romanceless suits at the FDA have taken a stand against grandma’s meatloaf, childhood bake sales, and bags of one Massachusetts baking company’s granola. Yesterday, the agency issued Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord — a business with a four-star-or-better rating on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook — a warning letter ordering the company to stop claiming “love” is an actual ingredient in its rolled-oat breakfast product. Nashoba says the ingredient is a wink to how committed its bakers are to making that fine product. “People ask us what makes it so good,” CEO John Gates explains to Bloomberg News. “It’s...
  • School takes down 44-year-old totem pole after learning it was built without Indigenous input

    10/04/2017 9:25:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct 3, 2017
    An Ontario elementary school removed a decades-old totem pole from outside its front entrance on Friday, after discovering that it was built without Indigenous input. Grade 6 students at Summitview Public School in Stouffville, Ont., about 50 kilometres north of Toronto, carved the totem pole in 1973. Former teacher Bernadine Mumford, who started the project, told the Stouffville Sun-Tribune it was a part of Canadian history exercise that focused on the “great harm” done to Indigenous peoples. “It bothered me that there was an implication it was racist,” she told the paper. After “community-based concerns” emerged about the structure, the...
  • Palestinians: A State Within a State?

    10/04/2017 8:01:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | Ocdtober 4, 2017 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The "reconciliation" accord they reached in Cairo paves the way for creating a state within a state in the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian-sponsored deal does not require Hamas to dismantle its security forces and armed wing, Ezaddin Al-Qassam. Nor does the agreement require Hamas to lay down its weapons or stop amassing weapons and preparing for war. This is a very comfortable situation for Hamas, which has effectively been absolved of any responsibility toward the civilian population. Hamas could not have hoped for a better deal. Like Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip will be permitted to maintain...
  • NFL protests leads to beach bar boycott

    10/04/2017 6:21:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    http://crowsneststpete.com ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | Written by: Anna Bryson on October 3, 2017
    On a typical Sunday at Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant on St. Pete Beach, bar patrons are hooting and hollering at television screens while watching NFL football. This Sunday, those same screens were playing “Courage the Cowardly Dog” and sports not involving pigskin or gridirons. As various NFL players continue protesting racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem, Shark Tales owner Craig Munroe has decided to no longer show NFL games at his bar. Munroe released a statement on the bar’s Facebook page last Monday. “I will not show another NFL game at Shark Tales until these players...
  • Cleveland Businessman Allan Jones Pulls NFL Ads After National Anthem Snub

    10/04/2017 5:47:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    Cleveland businessman Allan Jones has instructed his advertising firm to halt commercials during NFL games after the Tennessee Titans and other teams snubbed the National Anthem. He instructed an official of the Tombras group, "Effective immediately, please remove all commercials for Check into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Shops from airing during NFL games this entire season. "Our companies will not condone in any form the unpatriotic behavior demonstrated by the NFL." "For the 29 states we operate in, this isn't much for them, but it's a lot for us. The Tombras group is our ad...
  • Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days'

    10/04/2017 5:15:09 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/4/2017 | BBC
    Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since a disputed vote on Sunday, Carles Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next". Meanwhile, Spain's King Felipe VI said the vote's organizers had put themselves "outside the law". He said the situation in Spain was "extremely serious", calling for unity. Tensions between Spain and the north-eastern Catalonia region continue to mount, days after the vote was marred by violence involving national police. The Spanish...
  • Las Vegas Strip shooter prescribed anti-anxiety drug in June

    10/04/2017 4:36:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 138 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | By Paul Harasim
    Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday with high-powered rifles, was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that can lead to aggressive behavior, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned... Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21. A woman who answered the phone at Winkler’s office would not make him available to answer questions and would neither confirm nor deny that Paddock was ever a patient. Paddock purchased the drug — its...
  • One Million Catholics To Join Mass Rosary On Poland’s Border (Battle of Lepanto, Oct.7, 1571)

    10/04/2017 1:52:26 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 28 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 09/27/2017 | Joshua Gill
    One Million Catholics To Join Mass Rosary On Poland’s Border (commemorating Battle of Lepanto, Oct.7, 1571) Joshua Gill Religion Reporter    09/27/2017 A historical re-enactment of the Christian victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 in St George's Square outside the Presidential Palace in Valletta, December 8, 2009.   At least 1 million Catholics are expected to form a line and pray the rosary along Poland’s borders on the anniversary of the Christian Fleet saving Europe from the Muslim Ottomans.Poland’s bishops encourage Catholics to participate in the Oct. 7 mass rosary to pray for Poland’s salvation,...
  • New Jersey (LARGEST) dealership pulls NFL ads over players’ protests

    10/03/2017 11:29:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    The owner of one of New Jersey’s largest car dealerships is pulling his television advertisements during NFL games due to players’ protests during the national anthem. Steve Kalafer sells 16 brands of cars in dealerships in Flemington, Clinton and Princeton. He says that he is unhappy with the protests. “It personally was like a stomach blow to me. This did not need to happen,” he says. Kalafer says that customers have also been questioning what has been going on. “Customers and employees said, ‘Are we supporting the NFL and its owners?’ I said, ‘We cannot,’” Kalafer says. The car dealer...
  • Video: President Trump Visits Puerto Ricans Affected by Hurricane Maria 10/3/17

    10/03/2017 8:29:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/3/2017
    President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump meet with Puerto Ricans affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria
  • Long Time FReeper bentfeather/soaring feather Has Passed Away. on 9-28-2017..RIP

    10/03/2017 8:10:12 PM PDT · by LUV W · 69 replies
    A long time FReeper and frequent poster in the Canteen has passed away. bentfeather/Soaring Featherdied on September 28, 2017Here is Her Obituary She also had a poetry thread here in Free Republic for several years."Of Broomsticks and Thistles and old bones that rattle down old dirt roads driving rusty old jalopies white with dust and time while grey headed ghosts turn with a grin a toothy smile he smiles at the two of them he looks straight thru them as an xray machine and counts the vertabre line by line quickly he turns with a jerk and a shout...
  • Mass Murders In Europe Disprove Gun Control As Rx For Mass murders In US - Fast Facts

    10/03/2017 7:51:22 PM PDT · by drpix · 4 replies
    Assorted ^ | 10/3/2017 | drpix
    Guns as weapon in mass murders in gun-controlled Europe: 2015 paris attack - 89 killed in automatic weapon attack at rock concert 2011 norway attack - 69 killed by automatic weapons at Utoya island youth camp Other weapons in mass murders in Europe: 2016 nice attack - 87 killed by truck If Stephen Paddock did not have any guns, could he not have used a truck or a plane (he was a licensed pilot) to inflict a comparable death toll?
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of Oktoberfest Are You Quiz - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    10/03/2017 6:00:34 PM PDT · by LUV W · 79 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole world...and their families too! | Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | LUV W and the Wonderful 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 Part Of Oktoberfest Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and 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.
  • IRS Helped Sell Obamacare To Americans Facing Mandate Penalty

    10/03/2017 4:20:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/17 | David Krayden
    Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that the Internal Revenue Service assisted an Obama administration effort to convince Americans who were potentially facing an Obamacare tax penalty to purchase health insurance.As part of a $5 million effort with the Department of Health and Human Services and the White House’s Behavioral Sciences Team, the IRS helped draft letters to send to Americans who had claimed an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The draft letters warned about how much the tax penalty could be in 2017: at least $695 per adult and $347 per child, limited to $2,085 per...
  • Bruce Springsteen Talks Politics, Marriage and Why He Won’t Write an ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’

    10/03/2017 3:51:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | Jem Aswad
    This is part two of Variety’s two-part cover story with Bruce Springsteen. For part one, click here. If you ran for governor of New Jersey, you’d win — is that ever a temptation? Pssht, nooo. I would have no business in politics. I’m just not interested in policy-making enough. I know people in entertainment who are interested in those things, but I’m a musician. Many people wondered why you didn’t come out in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign earlier. Was there a reason for that? Um… I don’t think I’m necessarily that essential a factor. And I still tend to...
  • Judge recuses himself from Twin Peaks biker's trial

    10/03/2017 2:45:59 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 78 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/02/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Judge Matt Johnson, of Waco’s 54th State District Court, who was set to preside over the trial of the first Twin Peaks case next week, removed himself Monday from hearing what is set now as the second Twin Peaks shootout trial next month. Johnson’s decision to step aside came after Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represents former Scimitars motorcycle club member Matthew Clendennen, filed a motion Monday seeking to recuse Johnson from further involvement in Clendennen’s case. Johnson was formerly law partners with McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. Broden’s motion states that, according to the Texas Rules of Civil...
  • Berkeley College Republicans Allege Harassment by ‘Leftist Groups’

    10/03/2017 1:51:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Berkeley College Republicans has alleged that liberal activist groups such as Antifa-related organizations are stalking and harassing conservatives in Berkeley. BCR External Vice President Naweed Tahmas cited several examples of harassment, including restroom graffiti at Morgan Hall and a tweet posted by the user @berkeleyantifa disclosing the location of BCR members. UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich said, however, that campus police has not recently received any reports of harassment from either BCR or individual conservative students. On Wednesday, the Berkeley Antifa Twitter account identified several BCR members, including Tahmas, BCR President Troy Worden, Ashton Whitty, Matt Ronnau and Angelie...
  • Las Vegas gunman filmed himself during slaughter

    10/03/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 225 replies
    NYpost ^ | 10-3-2017 | By Max Jaeger
    Las Vegas madman Stephen Paddock set up a camera inside his hotel room to capture his deadly shooting rampage — and other surveillance in the hallway to alert him as cops closed in on him, according to reports. The shooter had at least one lens set up to tape himself as he unleashed hell on thousands of unsuspecting concertgoers several hundred yards below his ritzy casino suite, according to ABC News.
  • VIDEO College Student Steals A Guy’s MAGA Hat, Insanity Ensues

    10/03/2017 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    <p>A University of California, Riverside student stole another student’s “Make America Great Again” hat. Then, she marched to a campus office and demanded that administrators outlaw “Make America Great Again” hats because they represent “genocide.”</p> <p>At one point, the student whose hat was stolen says, “You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs.”</p>