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  • Russia Presses Ahead With Combat Robots

    11/08/2017 7:49:12 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 11/8/17 | Samuel Bendett
    The Russian military announced on Oct. 30, 2017 that it will begin acquiring the Nerekhta — a ground-combat robot armed with a slew of remotely-operated weapons such as machine guns and rocket launchers. Col. Oleg Pomazuev, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense’s Department of Innovation Research, said the Nerekhtas “managed to prove themselves well at the Alabino testing ground,” and that the robots exceeded manned combat vehicles “in a number of parameters.” The spartan-looking, mid-sized Nerekhta comes in three varieties — combat, transport and artillery reconnaissance – and can be equipped with a 12.7-millimeter or 7.62-millimeter machine...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 09 November 2017

    11/08/2017 6:01:09 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 128 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIREFIGHTING TRAINING Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes 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. ICELANDIC SWEEP Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during...
  • Federal judge sides with New Mexico ranchers in water case

    11/08/2017 4:13:34 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 07, 2017 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A U.S. court has sided with a New Mexico ranching family in a decades-long battle over access to water on national forest land, providing more certainty that state law allows for the protection of water rights dating back more than a century. The case of the Goss family has been closely watched by thousands of ranchers who hold grazing permits across the West. Attorneys and others say the outcome could have ripple effects on ranchers and rural communities that have often complained about federal land managers trampling property rights. The Goss family claimed the federal government violated...
  • Comey Softened Language In Hillary Memo Even After CIA Officials Called Her Emails ‘Problematic’

    11/08/2017 4:08:31 PM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2017 | Chuck Ross
    CIA officials described emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private email server as “problematic” and damaging to the agency, according to summaries of interviews they gave to the FBI last May and June. [....] In a June 10 interview, a CIA official presented several emails seemingly taken from Clinton’s server. The official said that they were not bothered by two of the emails presented by FBI agents. But upon viewing a third email, the CIA official called the person who sent it “an idiot” and referred to the contents of the document as “problematic.” The official “expressed his opinion that [Department...
  • Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama’s face, new study shows

    11/08/2017 2:55:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 8, 2017 1:43 pm | AP
    <p>LONDON (AP) — A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens.</p> <p>The Cambridge University study published Wednesday also shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training.</p>
  • Gorka calls Steyer's impeachment ad an ‘SNL skit’

    11/08/2017 2:42:37 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/17 01:20 PM EST | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka on Sunday compared California billionaire Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach President Trump to a "Saturday Night Live" skit. “Laughable, I mean just laughable. That’s an 'SNL' skit. 'SNL' should run that," Gorka told host Steve Scully on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." Gorka said that Steyer and Democratic mega-donor George Soros, who became wealthy under the nation's democratic system, now seek to challenge the foundations of the government by attempting to impeach the leader who was chosen by the people in the 2016 election. "I find it so ironic that people like Steyer and people...
  • Suspect charged in abduction of Virginia woman who was found dead in NC

    11/08/2017 1:10:24 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 8, 2017 3:39 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    The FBI is asking for any video of Ashanti Billie's white or cream Mini Cooper, seen here, travelling between Norfolk and Charlotte. last month as they continue to investigate the teen's death. Billie's body was found near a church in Charlotte on Sept. 29, but her car was found in Norfolk. (Courtesy FBI) WASHINGTON — A suspect is charged with the abduction of 19-year-old Ashanti Billie, who disappeared from a military base in Hampton Roads in September and was found dead in North Carolina. The U.S. attorney’s office in Norfolk, Virginia, announced a charge of kidnapping against Eric Brian Brown,...
  • Steve Bannon Offered to Stump for Ed Gillespie But Was Rebuffed by the Campaign

    11/08/2017 11:18:14 AM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | nov 8 2017 1:17 | Naomi Lim
    Steve Bannon offered to stump for Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie, but Gillespie's campaign declined, according to multiple reports. The decision, which preceded Democratic opponent Lt. Governor Ralph Northam trouncing Gillespie at the polls on Tuesday, left Bannon's camp fuming, per the ABC. Bannon was also frustrated with Gillespie's refusal to appear on his Breitbart radio show or do any interviews with the conservative media outlet. “Ed Gillespie had no message, was inauthentic, spoke from both sides of his mouth, and at the end of the day, even the deplorables couldn’t save him,” Andrew Surabian, Bannon’s political adviser,...
  • A year later, we're still trying to figure out how Trump won—mistake was thinking he couldn't

    11/08/2017 8:57:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Richard Warnica
    Richard Warnica: Everything I saw in person, over months, looked good for Trump. But I never fully bought into any of it — not the enormous crowds or the enthusiasm I recently found a copy of the notes I made the first time I saw Donald Trump in person. It was at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in January 2016. Even outside, it was the strangest thing I had ever seen in politics. Hundreds, maybe thousands, were queued up in the cold. A who’s who of through-the-looking-glass Americana stretched over the yellow grass while reporters from all over the...
  • Judge delays openings in NV standoff trial, wants more info on FBI surveillance camera (BUNKERVILLE)

    11/08/2017 6:54:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/7/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS-A federal judge Tuesday delayed the long-awaited Bundy trial for a week, pressing prosecutors to provide more details about one or more FBI surveillance cameras trained on the family ranch as the April 2014 standoff unfolded in Nevada's high desert. Defense attorneys learned for the first time during a court hearing last week about the existence of at least one surveillance camera set up on a hill overlooking the ranch in the southeastern corner of the state. The lawyer for ranching family patriarch Cliven Bundy....filed an emergency motion to find out if the camera recorded images and if so...
  • Trump Pentagon nominee on Texas shooting: It's 'insane' that civilians can buy 'assault' rifles

    11/08/2017 6:01:06 AM PST · by familyop · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    President Trump’s pick to head up the military health system lunged into the U.S. gun debate Tuesday during a Senate hearing, saying laws allowing civilians to purchase long guns like the Texas church shooter are “insane.” Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University, offered up the assessment, seemingly unprompted, amid questions from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., about the military’s treatment of domestic violence convictions during his nomination hearing to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Shaheen asked specifically whether Winslow believed a person such as Devin Patrick Kelley, who was jailed by the military for assaulting his wife...
  • Trump Pentagon pick says its 'insane' for civilians to own semi-automatic weapons

    11/08/2017 5:32:43 AM PST · by familyop · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8NOV2017 | Fox News, Greg Norman, Lucas Tomlinson, Associated Press
    President Trump’s nominee to lead the military health system...Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University and retired Air Force colonel, made his remarks..."I may get in trouble with other members of the committee just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used," Winslow said...Kelley used a Ruger AR-55 rifle to kill 26 and wound more than a dozen...
  • Democrats Killed Bill That Would Have Stopped Texas Church Shooter From Buying Gun

    11/08/2017 5:19:15 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Before we learned who the gunman was behind the Texas church massacre, the left was already collectively screaming at the top of their lungs for additional control gun. Little did they know that it was the very same gun laws that they championed, had failed to be enforced. A frustrated Senator Ted Cruz joined Fox News on Monday evening to explain how a bill he and Senator Chuck Grassley co-sponsored would have prevented the Sutherland Springs church shooting..... “Gun control for felons and fugitives yes, for individual citizens,” Cruz concluded, “for law-abiding citizens, no, and the Democrats filibustered the legislation...
  • Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

    11/07/2017 11:19:32 PM PST · by advance_copy · 81 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 11/8/2017 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - US Democrats claimed a resounding win Tuesday in a crucial governor's race in Virginia, dealing a blow to Donald Trump's politics of division and testing the president's influence ahead of larger battles in 2018 and 2020. The marquee race has national ramifications as a test for the Republican Party and their combative leader, and Democrats came out on top
  • Most Wikileaks Emails Weren’t Even Written Until AFTER DNC Knew It Was Hacked

    11/07/2017 9:57:48 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov.7, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    The majority of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails released by Wikileaks were not even written until after the DNC knew it had been hacked, raising questions about the effectiveness of Democrats’ decision to turn to a private firm instead of the FBI. DNC CEO Amy Dacey learned of the breach in late April, but of the 27,500 DNC emails published by Wikileaks, fewer than 7,000 pre-date April 29. A Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of the published emails shows that the majority were written between May 5 and May 25 — after cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike was brought in to...
  • WATCH: President Trump speaks to the National Assembly in South Korea.

    11/07/2017 8:28:41 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies ^ | Nov.7, 2017 | Joy Henry
    39 minutes. I thought it was a great speech.
  • Saudi banks freeze more than 1,200 accounts in probe, number still rising: sources

    11/07/2017 6:31:24 PM PST · by bitt · 39 replies ^ | nov.7, 2017 | Tom Arnold
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government’s anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers said on Tuesday. They added that the number is continuing to rise. Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have been detained in the crackdown and are facing allegations of money laundering, bribery, extorting officials and taking advantage of public office for personal gain. Since Sunday, the central bank has been expanding the list of accounts it is requiring lenders to freeze on an almost hourly basis, one...
  • CNN to Hold Town Hall – Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America on Nov. 9

    11/07/2017 6:05:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/07/17
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, Nov. 7 – CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota will moderate a prime time Town Hall, Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Gretchen Carlson, former Fox News anchor and author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, and activist Anita Hill, known for her 1991 testimony accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, will join Camerota for the one-hour special. Additional participants include founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who is championing legislation to improve procedures for handling sexual harassment...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Football Scoring Method Are You Quiz - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    11/07/2017 6:01:06 PM PST · by LUV W · 83 replies
    The bravest troops and vets in the whole world....and their families too! | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Football Scoring Method Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Exit Poll Analysis Will Explore President Trump's Impact on Virginia, New Jersey Races

    11/07/2017 1:05:51 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/7/2017 3:50pm et | Gary Langer
    Exit poll results in Virginia and New Jersey this evening will explore the prime motivators of voters’ preferences in the two biggest-profile contests since the 2016 presidential election – giving analysts a look at the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency, among other factors. Preliminary exit poll results in both state’s gubernatorial elections will be available starting at 5 p.m., and we’ll post our analysis here. Results can change as the night progresses, so check back regularly. One item of interest is Trump’s job approval rating in these states. Another is whether voters say they’re casting their vote to show support...