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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ You'll Never Be Sorry For... ~ 25 February 2018

    02/24/2018 5:05:49 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 17 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | The Canteen Crew
          YOU WILL NEVER BE SORRY FOR... ...thinking before speaking, ...hearing before judging, ...forgiving your enemies, ...being candid and frank, ...helping a fallen friend, ...being honest in your work, ...standing by your principles, ...blocking your ears to gossip, ...being courteous and kind. Unknown    
  • Activists demonstrate in support of deporting infiltrators

    02/24/2018 3:48:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/2/18
    As left-wing protesters gathered to rally against the government's planned deportation of illegal African job-seeking migrants, hundreds of residents from south Tel Aviv and activists from the grassroots Zionist organization Im Tirtzu staged a counter-demonstration in support of the deportation. The counter-demonstration was held in the memory of Esther Galili, a 70-year-old resident of southern Tel Aviv and a Holocaust survivor who was beaten to death by an illegal migrant exactly eight years ago on February 24, 2010. Activists held signs reading "Residents of South Tel Aviv also Deserve Human Rights" and "Illegal Migrants - not Refugees," and labelled the...
  • Several Broward deputies waited outside during Florida school shooting, report says

    02/24/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by familyop · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    Coral Springs cops who responded to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say several Broward sheriff’s deputies waited outside rather than rush in as the killer was gunning down students, according to reports...The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that according to police sources at least three Broward deputies, including Peterson, waited outside.
  • Black student complaint about Black History Month menu gets black employees canned

    02/24/2018 12:10:39 PM PST · by bitt · 89 replies
    the college fix ^ | 2/24/2018 | dave huber
    This sort of racial damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t story appears every year during Black History Month: A student at New York University was aghast that a dining hall had planned to serve barbecue ribs, corn bread, collard greens, Kool-Aid, and — uh oh — watermelon-flavored water in honor of the celebration. According to The New York Times, sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, “sought an explanation” about the menu from the head cook of Weinstein Passport Dining Hall. In an email to NYU officials (a copy of which was also posted to Facebook), Harris alleges the cook “dismissed” her concerns, saying the Kool-Aid...
  • Trump supporter, 76, blames ‘fake news’ CNN for threats following reporter ambush

    02/24/2018 9:27:07 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/2018 | Brian Flood
    Florine Gruen Goldfarb, 76, never thought her Trump-inspired activism during the 2016 election would earn her infamy and ridicule – but that’s what happened thanks to CNN. CNN correspondent Drew Griffin ambushed the Trump supporter outside her home earlier this week because she may have unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event during the 2016 election. Now she's receiving threats on social media, and she lays the blame at the news network's feet. Goldfarb had her full name plastered on the video that was tweeted out to CNN’s nearly 40 million followers. Her house number was also visible for much off the...
  • Florida Father: CNN Wanted People Who Would "Espouse a Certain Narrative"

    02/24/2018 8:44:24 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Laura Ingraham interviews Florida lawyer Andrew Klein and his daughter, Ariana (2-22-18). click link below
  • Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Demo Flight

    02/24/2018 7:54:31 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Spaceflight 101 ^ | 2/24/2018
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to finish certification of the Dragon 2 mission architecture for future crewed missions with ISS Expedition crew members. The Dragon 2 spacecraft will test the approach and automated docking procedure with the Space Station, marking a first for SpaceX as the previous generation of Cargo Dragons used a robotic capture and berthing instead of directly coming in for docking. Dragon 2 will remain docked to ISS for a few weeks before demonstrating...
  • Avis & Budget Car Rental Announces Will No Longer Provide NRA discount

    02/24/2018 5:18:10 AM PST · by tellw · 55 replies
    Avis Car Rental Twitter ^ | 2/23/18 | Avid Car Rental
    Posted on Twitter: Hello, effective March 26, Avis and Budget will no longer provide the NRA member discount.~Susan
  • Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

    02/23/2018 6:51:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/23/2018 | BBC
    The UN Security Council is struggling to agree a resolution seeking a ceasefire in Syria and has put back a vote until Saturday. The vote has already been delayed several times since Thursday. Russia wanted changes to the draft that calls for a 30-day calm to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. Western diplomats have accused Russia, Syria's key ally, of stalling for more time. France said failure to act may spell the of the UN itself...... Commenting on Friday evening, US President Donald Trump pointed the finger of blame firmly at Syria and its allies, Russia and Iran,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ Commander Cody ~ 23 February 2018

    02/23/2018 6:04:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 176 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Commander Cody ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l...
  • State Police Commanders Implicated In Judge’s Daughter Arrest Scandal Retire

    02/23/2018 5:07:09 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 2/23/2018
    Two top commanders in the Massachusetts State Police retired Friday night. Sources tell the I-Team’s Cheryl Fiandaca both Lt. Col. Daniel Risteen and Major Susan Anderson were implicated in the Alli Bibaud scandal, the judge’s daughter whose arrest report was altered on orders of then Colonel Richard McKeon. McKeon and his top assistant retired last year. Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating the incident. The two troopers who blew the whistle on the cover up have filed a federal lawsuit. In a separate story, that Turtleboy Sports was first to report, sources say State Trooper Leigha Genduso was suspended after...
  • Madoff Trustee Gets $76.5 Million From Austrian Feeder Fund

    02/23/2018 5:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    More than $10 billion has been distributed to Ponzi scheme victims so farAn Austrian hedge fund that helped direct investments from abroad into Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme agreed to pay $76.5 million to victims of the fraud in a settlement with the trustee who is unwinding the con man’s firm. Trustee Irving Picard said Monday that he reached the deal with Alpha Prime Fund Ltd., which is domiciled in Bermuda and managed in Austria. The settlement brings the total recovered by Picard to $12.8 billion. More than $10 billion has been distributed to victims of Madoff’s fraud, while some money...
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    02/23/2018 4:34:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 23, 2018
    A high school student in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats that compared the square root math symbol to a gun. According to local news station KATC, an investigation Tuesday by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the incident began when a Oberlin High School student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class. Another student then made a comment on the similarity of the mathematical sign to a gun, sparking opinions and comments from multiple students. Authorities then say the student being investigated...
  • When Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption ... 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 2:37:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/23/2018 | Robby Soave
    FULL TITLE: When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary...
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Vector among rocket builders looking to Brazil for new launch site

    02/23/2018 12:08:23 PM PST · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/23/2018 | Michael Sheetz
    A group of five U.S. private rocket companies met with Brazilian officials in December. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Vector are interested in launching from the equatorial Alcantara launch complex. The coastal launch site would offer cost savings by its ability to reach orbits often preferred for satellites. A group representing five U.S. private rocket companies visited Brazil in December to meet with the nation's space agency and analyze the possibility of launching from the equatorial Alcantara launch complex. The U.S. Department of Commerce was informed about the trip, which was organized by members of the private space industry. The group...
  • Trump: Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'

    02/23/2018 8:44:27 AM PST · by Spiridon · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/23/2018 | BBC
    An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", the US president has said. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. President Trump said the officer trained his whole life but "certainly did a poor job" protecting students. Mr. Trump said Mr. Peterson was a "coward" who "didn't react properly under pressure." "He trained his whole life but when it came time to do something he didn't have the courage," Mr. Trump told reporters outside the White House on Friday....
  • Arizona State University ("Doomsday Clock") Professor accused of sexual misconduct

    02/23/2018 8:29:18 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    ktar.com ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | ktar.com
    ... Lawrence Krauss, a foundation professor at the university's School of Earth and Space Exploration has been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior by multiple women over the last decade....
  • Florida shooting survivor David Hogg, target of online vilification[TR]

    02/23/2018 8:14:05 AM PST · by TomServo · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/2018 | Craig Timberg
    <p>After enduring days of online vilification, Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg said he bears no grudge against the social media companies whose platforms surfaced and circulated false allegations that he was a “crisis actor” merely playing the part of a grieving student. “It’s abuse, and it’s bad press for me,” said Hogg, 17, in a phone interview Thursday morning. But, he added, “it gets our names out there.”</p>
  • The David Hogg 'crisis actor' video wasn't bullying. It was propaganda

    02/23/2018 7:45:29 AM PST · by TomServo · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/22/18 | Virginia Heffernan
    <p>On Wednesday, a nasty piece of character assassination summited YouTube's trending list. The video spread like a rash, and not just among those sympathetic to its wingnut paranoia. If the comments on YouTube and in the media were any indication, it also fascinated hate-watchers.</p>