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  • FBI agents say shutdown affecting operations

    01/10/2019 9:44:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    AP via WAAY ^ | Jan. 10, 2019 11:16 AM
    The association that represents thousands of FBI agents says the partial federal government shutdown is affecting the bureau’s operations. The FBI Agents Association sent a petition Thursday to the White House and congressional leaders encouraging them to fund the FBI immediately. The association’s president, Tom O’Connor, told reporters in a conference call that Friday will be the first day that FBI personnel will not receive a paycheck. …
  • WATCH: Armed man shot ‘immediately’ by off-duty officer at DeKalb (GA) liquor store, GBI says

    01/02/2019 5:41:57 AM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 48 replies ^ | 1/1/19 | Chelsea Prince
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is beginning 2019 with a new case of a deadly police shooting. A man was fatally shot by an off-duty officer at a liquor store near Stone Mountain late New Year’s Eve, according to the GBI. DeKalb County police requested the state agency’s assistance on Tuesday. The officer, who is a member of the Pine Lake police force, was working security at Big John’s Package Store on Memorial Drive when a man entered with a gun around 11 p.m. and told everyone to get on the ground, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.
  • Bolton Goes After the Illegitimate and Unaccountable ICC

    09/13/2018 8:50:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | Joseph Klein
    “We will not cooperate, engage, fund, or assist the ICC in any way. This president will not allow American citizens to be prosecuted by foreign bureaucrats, and he will not allow other nations to dictate our means of self-defense U.S. national security advisor John Bolton condemned the International Criminal Court (ICC) “as a free-wheeling global organization claiming jurisdiction over individuals without their consent.” He announced in a major speech to the Federalist Society earlier this week that the Trump administration would consider strong steps to protect the American people if the ICC oversteps its bounds, such as imposing sanctions on...
  • Google offers ‘good news’ only feature

    08/25/2018 11:33:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/18 | John Bowden
    Google is rolling out a feature that allows users to hear positive news stories on command, an effort developed in conjunction with a journalism group focusing on combating negative news fatigue. The feature, announced this week in a blog post, will exist on Google Assistant devices and will play a randomly selected positive news story focusing on an individual or a group solving a problem when prompted with the voice command "tell me something good." "Just say 'Hey Google, tell me something good' to receive a brief news summary about people who are solving problems for our communities and our...
  • Google will now filter out negative news and tell you ‘something good’ instead

    08/22/2018 8:09:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Metro ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jeff Parsons
    Google has launched a brand new feature for its artificially intelligent Google Assistant that’s designed to cheer people up by filtering negative news. Simply ask your phone (or the Google Home speaker) to ‘tell me something good’ and you’ll be given a nice summary of positive stories about people solving real problems. ‘These days we’re consuming more news than ever, and sometimes, it can feel like there are only problems out there,’ explained Ryan Burke, a creative producer at Google’s Creative Lab. ‘But the fact is, there is a plethora of ‘good news’ happening, and we’re not talking about unlikely...
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Kidnapped and Beaten in Brooklyn Robbery

    07/22/2018 11:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vulture ^ | July 22, 2018 | Halle Kiefer
    On Sunday, 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, dropped “FEFE,” his new musical collaboration with Nicki Minaj. A matter of hours later, the rapper, whose given name is Daniel Hernandez, was reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed. According to the Associated Press, the New York Police Department confirmed the Brooklyn-born rapper visited a police station in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the account he allegedly gave police, 6ix9ine was a passenger in a car around 4:30am when three men reportedly emerged from a second car, forced the rapper into their car and robbed him of “an undisclosed amount...
  • Man cuts lawns for the needy in all 50 states

    07/22/2018 10:15:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Mother News Network ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jenn Savedge
    Smith wrote a post on Facebook letting people in his community know that he wanted to offer free lawn care services for those in need who lacked the time, ability or resources to maintain their own yards. He set a personal goal to mow 40 yards. Within two months, he had mowed over 100. A few months later, Smith founded Raising Men Lawn Care Service with the mission to inspire boys (and girls) to help their neighbors in need. In 2017, he took things one step further by organizing the 50 Yard Challenge, inspiring kids worldwide to mow 50 lawns...
  • Thailand cave: The successful search for lost boys

    07/02/2018 9:35:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 July 2018
    On 23 June, 12 boys and their coach went to explore a cave after football practice in northern Thailand. Nine days later, all 13 have been found alive.
  • Audio reveals DNC committee reaction to Kennedy retirement: 'This is not good news'

    06/27/2018 12:56:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/27/18 | Avery Anapol
    Audio taken during a Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules Committee conference call reveals the immediate reaction to the news Wednesday of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. In the audio clip shared on Twitter by Politico reporter David Siders, Democrats on the call express disappointment that Kennedy, a moderate conservative justice known for often being a swing vote, would be retiring. After one participant reads the news aloud, cries of “oh,” and “oh my god” can be heard. The audio was taken during a public conference call on superdelegate reform. “This is not good news,” one person says. Another attendee...
  • The untold good news story of America today

    06/23/2018 7:35:56 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 June 2018 | Tom Geoghegan
    Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change. A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the heart of America. But the Jolly Green Giant statue on Highway 169 in rural Minnesota wears a 48-inch (1.2m) smile for a reason. Accompanied by the slogan Dream Big, he typifies a sense of hope and renewal in the nearby city of Blue Earth that is...
  • A Christian Nationalist Blitz (NYT alert)

    05/27/2018 6:15:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2018 | Katherine Stewart
    America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it “Project Blitz.” “Blitz” accurately describes the spirit of the enterprise, but the mission has little to do with what most Americans would call religious freedom. This is just the latest attempt by religious extremists to use the coercive powers of government to secure a privileged position in society for their version of Christianity. The idea behind Project Blitz is to overwhelm state legislatures with bills based on centrally manufactured...
  • Good News In A World Full Of Bad News!

    04/08/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/17 | Dave Merrick
    Once God gets his hands on you, the devil has LOST another victim - FOREVER! I heard a story years ago about a British college student, a Christian young man in the 1800s, who was having great difficulties with his very sarcastically outspoken atheist philosophy professor. Daily, in the closing minutes of his class, his prof would read some verse or Bible story and then make jokes about the Bible and brutally ridicule anyone of his students who had ever expressed belief in God. On one particular day the teacher singled out the young man and laughingly demanded that he...
  • Hillary Clinton is still seriously ill

    03/13/2018 2:12:54 AM PDT · by grundle · 81 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 13, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Hillary Clinton is still seriously ill This is new footage of Hillary Clinton in India. When she falls for the second time, she has two people supporting her, and yet she still can’t stay up. footage from June 2016 shows her possibly having a seizure. After the alleged seizure, she seems to deliberately have a second one to try to cover up the real one. this footage from September 2016, some people say she “fainted,” while others claim she was fully conscious, but the nerves that send signals from her brain to her muscles were not working properly. Her body seems...
  • Vanity - Democrats to shut down Government, Military, DACA & Child Medical Support.

    01/18/2018 7:00:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    The headline speaks for itself. No Government Service(Shutdown), No DACA, No Border Wall, No Military Funding, No Child Medical Support, No Immigration Reform, etc. That Jane & Jim America is the Democrat Party political agenda. More like Democrat Party self-inflicted political destruction. Have at it Democrats,..."all"! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump...MAGA, Make America, Great Again!!!
  • Luke 2

    12/24/2017 5:03:38 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    Holy Bible ^ | 03 BC | GOD
    Luke 2Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cćsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judća, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 to be taxed with Mary his espoused...
  • Republicans Will Cut Social Security And Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio

    12/02/2017 7:19:50 AM PST · by Mariner · 182 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | December 2nd, 2017 | Nicole Goodkind
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims. “We have to...
  • Two 20-yr-old black Republicans win elections in ‘blue state’ (Connecticut - video)

    11/11/2017 9:24:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    DML News ^ | 11/11/2017 | ANNETA GRIFFEE
    Two 20-year-old college juniors, who have been best friends since middle school, are believed to have become the youngest black Republicans to ever be elected to public office in Connecticut. Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown both become passionate about politics at a young age, and served as president and vice-president of student government during their senior year of high school. In Tuesday’s elections, they each won a seat in public office, with Ford winning a spot on the Middletown school board, where he attended school, and Brown being elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission, WTNH News8 reports....
  • ‘Be a Light’: NFL Star Says Everyone ‘Needs Jesus’ — and He’s Getting the Word Out

    09/20/2017 7:54:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/19/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho is a preacher’s son who is passionate about his faith and believes wholeheartedly that Christians are called “to be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Acho expounded upon his faith in a recent episode of The Chicago Sun-Times’ “Face to Faith” podcast, saying that Jesus is part of who he is and that his faith roots run deep. The NFL star’s family even runs a ministry that makes medical mission trips to Nigeria, where they help those in need with dental care, eye care and surgery. “There’s so much in Scripture that talks about …...
  • German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty Iraqi PM warns <Tr>

    09/18/2017 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2017 | Julian Robinson
    A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq's Prime Minister has warned. Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country's court system. The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail. But Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has now said Iraq's judiciary will decide...
  • The Mass Returns to Mosul

    08/31/2017 7:15:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery.MOSUL, Iraq — Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass. Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery. The priest traveled to Mosul to record part of a documentary entitled Guardianes de la Fe (Guardians of the Faith), which seeks to show the reality of life...