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  • Senate votes to up punishment for abusing or killing pets

    02/28/2018 5:24:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State senators agreed Monday to boost the penalty for intentional abuse or killing of pets over objections from a lawmaker who said it could make criminals out of ranchers protecting their herds. Current law already makes animal cruelty a Class 6 felony. That is punishable by a year in prison. But judges can designate these cases a misdemeanor. And that allows someone to be placed on unsupervised probation, with no requirement for any sort of counseling or treatment. SB 1295, approved on a 16-13 margin, creates a Class 5 felony for "cruel mistreatment'' of a domestic animal, meaning...
  • After call with Trump turns testy, Mexico’s president scraps plan to visit White House

    02/25/2018 5:13:57 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 77 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/25/2018 | Rucker, Partlow, Miroff
    Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Peńa Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but called off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico’s position that it would not fund construction of a border wall that the Mexican people widely consider offensive, said the officials, who...
  • Florida Politician's Aide Fired After Claiming Parkland Survivors Are 'Crisis ZOTs!'

    02/20/2018 11:52:27 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 73 replies
    NBC-6 ^ | 2/21/18 | Andrew V Pestano
    An aide to a Republican Florida politician was fired after suggesting two Parkland school shooting survivors who are the subject of conspiracy theories are "crisis actors." In an email, Benjamin A. Kelly, district secretary for Florida State Rep. Shawn Harrison who represents Hillsborough County, said that two students – David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez "are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen."
  • BitCoin Alert: Dropping Considerably Tonight, As Low as 8314 now mid 8400 Range

    02/01/2018 10:46:38 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 105 replies
    Bitcoin Ticker ^ | 02/01/2018 | DoughtyOne for Free Republie
    For those who are interested in the BitCoin phenomenon, it has been dropping considerably tonight. It has been as low as 8314, but is now rebounding in the mid 8400 range. I have provided a link to the ticker.
  • Hey California, say farewell to your traditional incandescent light bulbs

    12/20/2017 11:59:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | December 20, 2017 | By PATRICK MAY
    They date back to the time of Thomas Edison. They’ve provided decades and decades of warm bright light to our homes and workplaces. And they’re about go bye-bye. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the humble everyday incandescent light bulb will continue on its long and steady fade into our collective memory. Manufacturers will no longer make the traditional 100-watt bulb and stores will eventually sell out of current supplies. Consumers will have to choose from more efficient bulbs that use no more than 72 watts, including halogen incandescents, compact fluorescents and light-emitting diode, or LED, bulbs. This is not the first...
  • Twitter’s new rules could result in a major purge of alt-right accounts

    12/18/2017 12:36:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | 12/18/2017 | By Tony Romm
    The new rules took effect today. Twitter began enforcing new rules today to suspend users affiliated with hate groups “on and off the platform” — a policy that already has led to the disabling of some alt-right accounts. Initially announced in November, Twitter also started penalizing users whose profiles include “hateful imagery and display names,” presumably including Nazi insignia, or those who use a “username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior.” For Twitter, the two new restrictions are attempts to combat rampant harassment and abuse on the site. Users affiliated with the alt-right or neo-Nazi movements...
  • PA threatens to quit America - do you care?

    12/17/2017 3:28:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/17 | Jack Englehard
    So it’s come to this. The PA (Palestinian Authority) is upset with us…so upset that its leaders are threatening to cut ties with us here in the United States. All that started soon after President Trump delivered on his promise to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel…to which we can only say Amen. Come to think of it, this is actually the tenth time the Palestinian Arabs have made that threat…but who’s counting? More to the point – who cares? Is there a downside to this? I see nothing but good. Are we supposed to be afraid? I think Freud...
  • Olympics: Lindsey Vonn injures back in World Cup event

    12/09/2017 10:02:22 AM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 186 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9/2017 | Kevin Kaduk
    Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
  • TIME Magazine’s 2017 #MeToo ‘Person of the Year’ Cover Story References Trump Over a Dozen Times

    12/07/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/17 | Jerome Hudson
    IME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement — the social media-born status symbol for sexual assault and harassment survivors — as its 2017 Person of the Year, referencing President Donald Trump in its cover story more than a dozen times. The #MeToo movement made waves in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex misconduct scandal as women spoke out in protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood, the media, and beyond. The TIME cover story honoring the social media-driven moniker name-drops President Trump nine times and references him on several other occasions despite the fact that the allegations...
  • 2018 Winter Olympics: What happens if the IOC bans Russia on Tuesday

    12/04/2017 2:32:55 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    ...For one, Putin will be furious. Losing any and all connection to the Olympics a month before Russia's election would be a black mark for his country, and the IOC is reportedly already aware that its decision could humiliate the disgruntled president... Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, called the WADA findings a "joke." Since November, with only months to spare before the start of PyeongChang's 2018 ceremonies, Russia has seen more than two dozen athletes reprimanded by the IOC for cheating in previous Olympics, namely the 2014 Sochi Games. Some have been stripped of gold medals for...
  • Twitter to neo-Nazis: you have until December 18 (Big Brother Will Decide)

    11/28/2017 12:10:18 AM PST · by ransomnote · 41 replies ^ | November 17, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site. In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday. "You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes," the update...
  • Russia has earned a 2018 Olympic ban

    11/23/2017 10:48:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Russia just lost out to the United States in the Olympic medal standings . . . for the 2014 Winter Games. The action, nearly four years after the fact, is just the latest fallout from Moscow’s massive doping abuses. That scandal should see Vladimir Putin’s athletes banned completely from February’s Olympics in South Korea. But will the International Olympic Committee’s executive board have the guts to do the right thing come Dec. 5? The IOC on Wednesday banned four more Russian athletes for life, ordering the forfeit of two medals from the 2014 competitions in Sochi. Along with other forfeits for six...
  • Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

    11/21/2017 3:52:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Alabama voters must elect embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, to prevent "liberal" Democrat Doug Jones from winning next month. "I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones," Trump said in his most detailed comments on the embattled GOP hopeful moments before the president boarded Marine One outside the White House. "I've looked at his record, it's terrible on crime, it's terrible on the border, it's terrible on the military,” Trump said of Jones, ahead...
  • Twitter tremoves verification of people 'we in no way endorse', like Richard Spencer

    11/15/2017 3:30:32 PM PST · by BusterDog · 23 replies
    Sure, being verified on social media isn't always as good as people think, but after a recent blowup, Twitter says it's addressing the "perception" of endorsement a blue checkmark confers. While the network has notably verified the accounts of self-proclaimed white supremacists and Nazis, it appears to be reversing that policy. One item on the new list of reasons an account can lose verification cites promoting hate against certain races/nationality or supporting groups that do.
  • NYC Terrorist Told FBI He ‘Felt Good About What He Did’

    11/01/2017 8:12:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/17 | Ryan Pickrell
    The radical extremist who brutally ended the lives of eight people Tuesday afternoon reportedly expressed pride in his handiwork during discussions with federal authorities. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old green card holder and diversity lottery visa winner from Uzbekistan, launched a violent attack on dozens of innocent people Tuesday. Inspired by Islamic State propaganda, the young man slammed a vehicle into bicyclists and pedestrians. Authorities neutralized the attacker and took him into custody. The suspect’s connection to ISIS was derived from a note in Arabic found at the scene that indicated allegiance to the terrorist organization, as well as the...
  • Pilot boots New York (Democrat activist from American Airlines Flight

    10/16/2017 3:00:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 145 replies
    MSN/NY Daily News ^ | 10-15-2017 | ERIN DURKIN
    New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling home to New York when the pilot followed her to scold her over an argument she had with a gate agent. He then had her summoned from her seat and kicked off the flight, she told the Daily News. “It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was...
  • Crying Odell Beckham carted off the field in Giants disaster

    10/08/2017 1:45:02 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct 8, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    The alarming Giants season may be going full disaster. Odell Beckham Jr. was carted off the field in the closing minutes of Sunday’s home game against the Chargers, the team’s fourth (and best) wide receiver to be hurt on the day. Beckham went down on a pass that fell incomplete with about 4 minutes left in the game, the Giants up 22-20 at the time. He rose for the catch then came down awkwardly, his leg appearing to get caught under cornerback Casey Howard. Beckham was carted off, tears flowing as the Giants’ 0-4 season could be over already....
  • Obama Official Admits Meddling in Russia

    10/05/2017 2:00:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/05/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Tom Malinowski, who served as Barack Obama's assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor from 2014 to 2017, has admitted in a Washington Post article that the United States "meddled" in Russian elections by financing political groups. Malinowski says: "until the U.S. Agency for International Development was expelled from Russia in 2012 [it helped] fund some of the country’s leading nongovernmental organizations. These included the human rights group Memorial, the Committee Against Torture and, most important, given the drama to come, a group called Golos, Russia’s main nongovernment organization for election fraud monitoring." Malinowski demonstrates his imperialistic...
  • Fired CBS Exec Says She’s Being Harassed for Her Vegas Remarks

    10/04/2017 3:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2017 | Tina Moore
    The CBS legal executive who was fired for posting on Facebook that she had no sympathy for Las Vegas shooting victims because they were “country music fans” told the NYPD she’s being harassed online, officers said Wednesday. SNIP She told cops that the post went viral shortly after she wrote the words. She then began getting threats on her Facebook page, according to cops. SNIP
  • Networks Could Lose $200 Million if NFL Ratings Slide Continues

    09/21/2017 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 92 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | September 21,2017 | by Warner Todd Huston
    If NFL fans continue to turn away from football, the TV networks could lose as much as $200 million in earnings, according to a new report. After ratings for Week Two crashed, adding to the angst already felt by a poor showing in Week 1, industry insiders and analysts are sounding the alarm. A new report claims that CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC could take a $200 million hit to their estimated $2.5 billion in NFL advertising earnings if fans continue to turn off the TV, the The Hollywood Reporter noted recently. The worries over earnings are not allayed by...