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  • President Trump walks across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church

    President Trump walks across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church. Holding a Bible he says, "We have a great country. That's my thoughts."
  • First riot charge in Grand Rapids, MI

    06/02/2020 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Rural_Michigan · 36 replies
    WoodTV8 ^ | 06/01/2020
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first person to be charged for rioting Saturday night into Sunday morning in downtown Grand Rapids has been charged but he certainly will not be the last. On Monday morning, 18-year-old Adrian Baker of Gobles was charged with the 10-year felony in Grand Rapids District Court. Judge Michael Distel explained the charge to the teen. “You did while in concert with five or more other persons wrongfully engage in violent conduct and thereby recklessly cause or create a serious risk of causing public terror or alarm,” Distel told Baker, who was appearing via video...
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/02/2020

    06/02/2020 2:41:52 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 4 replies
    My own workup | 06/02/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 76 As of 06/01/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 02 June 2020

    06/01/2020 6:00:07 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Fallbrook, and Norco, both also in California. It also encloses the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities.Unique among most naval weapons...
  • Judge (Sullivan) Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

    06/01/2020 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/01/20 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department’s conduct in abruptly deciding to end the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was so unusual that it raised a “plausible question” about the legitimacy of the move, a lawyer for the trial judge overseeing that case told a federal appeals court on Monday. In a 36-page filing, the lawyer for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia asked a three-judge panel not to cut short his review of the factual and legal issues surrounding the case. A defense lawyer for Mr....
  • China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours

    06/01/2020 1:38:09 PM PDT · by jonatron · 14 replies
    The B.B.C. ^ | 5/30/2020 | By Anbarasan Ethirajan and Vikas Pandey
    The armies of the world's two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals. Officials quoted by the Indian media say thousands of Chinese troops have forced their way into the Galwan valley in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian leaders and military strategists have clearly been left stunned. The reports say that in early May, Chinese forces put up tents, dug trenches and moved heavy equipment several kilometres inside what had been regarded by India as its territory. The...
  • Judge Sullivan says he is not required to ‘rubber stamp’ DOJ’s bid to dismiss Flynn case

    06/01/2020 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/01/20 | Ann E. Marimow, Carol D. Leonnig
    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan should not be required to act as a “mere rubber stamp” for the government’s unusual move to undo the guilty plea of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the judge’s lawyers told a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday. Sullivan’s attorneys asked the appeals court to stay on the sidelines to give the judge an opportunity to ensure the “integrity of the judicial process” and to rule on the Justice Department’s request to dismiss Flynn’s case. The judge must evaluate Flynn’s dramatically different claims, Sullivan’s lawyer Beth Wilkinson told the court: “What, if...
  • LIVE | Atlanta protesters gather Downtown

    06/01/2020 12:53:50 PM PDT · by abb · 30 replies
    WXIA-11 ^ | June 1, 2020 | Staff
    Protesters are gathering Downtown in Atlanta for a fourth day in a row. 11Alive is monitoring the situation and you can get updates here.
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/01/2020

    06/01/2020 12:28:57 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 33 replies
    My own workup | 06/01/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 75 As of 05/31/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • Have masks become a political weapon?

    06/01/2020 11:58:32 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    One News Now ^ | 1 Jun 20 | Chad Groening
    A conservative activist says the mask has become a leftist symbol on how to belittle and punish people who choose to not submit to the demands of autocratic authority. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) recently issued an executive order authorizing business owners the right to deny entry to people not wearing masks or face coverings. The new edict comes as restrictions on shops are beginning to loosen around the state, though not yet in New York City. Face coverings are already required in New York when people are out in public and near others, and other states and municipalities...
  • China halts purchases of US soybeans, pork: report

    06/01/2020 9:58:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2020 | Niv Elis
    China has reportedly told state-owned firms to stop buying U.S. soybeans and pork, a move that would break a key provision of the Phase One trade deal between the world's two largest economies. Reuters reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources, that the order from Beijing also applies to corn and cotton. According to the newswire, China is retaliating against President Trump for announcing he would strip Hong Kong of its special status.
  • Conscience Protections Must Not be Violated

    06/01/2020 8:59:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    aclj.org ^ | 5/26/2020 | Francis J. Manion
    snip..."But health care workers deserve much more than balloons and standing ovations. They deserve respect; respect for their status as free moral agents, not cogs in a giant health care machine. Such respect must include acknowledging and defending their right to not participate in certain “health care” procedures that many nurses and doctors hold to be beyond the pale of human decency, participation in which would violate their fundamental moral, religious, and ethical principles. Chief among such procedures is, of course, abortion." snip..."And in still another case, this time from a nurse who was deceived into participating in a horrific...
  • Homicide is a ‘devastating plague’ on black communities, and it is time we stop ignoring it | COMMENTARY

    06/01/2020 7:54:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    BALTIMORESUN ^ | 4/3/2020 | john hudkins
    flashback 4/3/2020 There’s lots of talk about being too tough on crime. As Michael Bloomberg ran for president earlier this year he faced criticism for his “stop- and-frisk” policy when he was the mayor of New York City. Gov. Larry Hogan was at odds with the Maryland General Assembly during this year’s legislative session over his support of mandatory sentencing for gun violations. When Hillary Clinton ran for president nearly four years ago she was forced to apologize for once saying there were predators in the black community. Likewise there are well meaning progressives who are concerned about discriminatory policing,...
  • The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It

    06/01/2020 7:46:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 6/1/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    They own it. It’s theirs. After leftist riots killed an African-American Federal Protective Service officer, caused severe injuries, destroyed businesses and vandalized churches and synagogues across Democrat cities, some difficult questions are being asked about what Democrat elected officials could have done to prevent this. Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed President Trump for the violent riots that consumed New York City as well as many other cities across the country. "The President of the United States help create this atmosphere," he falsely claimed. "It doesn't matter what your party affiliation is. It doesn't matter what you think of President Trump,...
  • Portland Police Chief Praises Officers who kneel in front of protestors, her meeting with protestors cut short by fires

    06/01/2020 7:05:13 AM PDT · by nwrep · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 31, 2020 | Staff
    Chief Jami Resch (2nd from left) and Capt. Chuck Lovell met late Sunday with three protest representatives but their meeting was cut short when violence flared outside the Justice Center, Resch said. The chief said she was proud of the moment earlier Sunday when officers outside the Justice Center agreed to some protesters’ requests to drop to their knees in the street, calling it a moment of “solidarity’’ and “understanding.’’ But she said the late-evening vandalism to the federal courthouse and the Multnomah County courthouse was disturbing.
  • ‘Please, I Don’t Have Insurance’: Businesses Plead With Protesters

    06/01/2020 6:05:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    Ney York Times ^ | May 31, 2020 | Caitlin Dickerson
    In downtown Chicago, people crawled through the partially shattered exterior window of a Nike store and ran out carrying brightly colored athletic gear and sneakers. On Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, they ignited garbage cans and broke locks on luxury stores, sweeping up armfuls of designer handbags and jeans. And as night fell on Minneapolis, the heart of widening protests set off by the death of an African-American man in police custody there, business owners stood outside their doors and pleaded with agitators to spare the enterprises that many said they had spent their life savings to build. “I was...
  • Proportionate Response When destroying a police precinct is a reasonable reaction. (disgraceful)

    05/31/2020 9:32:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    slate ^ | 5/30/2020 | STEVEN W. THRASHER
    (@brithume The author of this nonsense is a professor at the highly regarded Northwestern University.) In the early days of the pandemic, did you ever fantasize what we’d do when people could go outside again and gather together? Did you dream of a better, “post-pandemic” America? One with more hugs, more mutual care and concern for our fellow humans, having all gone through (in differing and unequal ways, but still having shared) a harrowing common experience? People are going out again, all over the United States. But it’s not to celebrate a vaccine or a debt jubilee. The first national...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Peter Lemon ~ 01 June 2020

    05/31/2020 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 36 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | 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...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism

    05/31/2020 12:54:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    www.justice.gov/ ^ | May 31, 2020 | Attorney General William P. Barr
    Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement: “With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda. It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens. It...
  • LIVE: Protesters gather at Texas Capitol even after cancellation of planned rally, march | KVUE

    05/31/2020 12:16:44 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2020 | staff
    The Mike Ramos Brigade, the group that organized Saturday’s protest, asks people to still show up for Mike Ramos and George Floyd. This after the Austin Justice Coalition cancels today’s rally and march. STORY: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/loc... KVUE is Austin's ABC affiliate station and has been delivering local news for Central Texans since 1971. Today it is owned by TEGNA, Inc., which reaches approximately one-third of all television households in America. http://www.kvue.com