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  • Reporter covering Milwaukee riots was attacked because he wasn’t black

    08/24/2016 4:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    A Chinese-American intern working for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has written a first-person account of his attempt to cover the aftermath of the Sylville Smith shooting. Aaron Mak says he was attacked by a group of people who chased and beat him because he wasn’t black. He was then rescued by other people in the crowd who pointed out that he was Chinese, not white. From Politico Magazine: It had all started earlier that day, around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, when Milwaukee police officers pulled over two black men in the city’s predominantly African-American Sherman Park neighborhood. The...
  • Trump, Grassley win Iowa State Fair straw poll

    08/23/2016 8:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | August 23, 2016 | Alex Connor
    Iowa State fairgoers were provided the opportunity throughout the week to participate in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's State Fair Straw Poll. Their findings? Republican nominee Donald Trump was the preferred presidential candidate in the national election, leading Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 11 percent at 48 percent. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is up for re-election come this November, also was the preferred candidate among fairgoers, leading in polls by 21 percent at 58 percent. Both Clinton and Democrat Patty Judge were trailing at 37 percent. The poll was conducted at the Secretary of State's booth inside the...
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    08/22/2016 2:10:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joshua Sudock
    IRVINE – Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Irvine police Commander Mike Hallinan said Monday.
  • Peaceful protesters push, pelt and spit on Trump donors in Minnesota

    08/21/2016 4:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m old enough to remember the good old days when everyone was terribly concerned about Donald Trump rallies and how his supporters would probably go all nutcase on the world, turning violent and gunning down random passers by if they happened to feel like it. After all, what else would you expect? Thankfully, all of the forces opposed to Trump are far more civil, expressing their discontent with his candidacy in the form of strongly worded letters to the editor or prayer circles calling for peace. Take for example, the events outside of this meeting with fundraisers in Minneapolis. (The...
  • Donald J. Trump’s not only Louisiana’s but America’s Answer to a Prayer

    08/21/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    For all of the smears and insults now being hurled his way daily, Donald J. Trump answered the cries of the downtrodden in Louisiana Canada Free Press cannot be the only one making the connection between the need for the kind of leadership Donald J. Trump would provide for America and the Great Flood of 2016 that tragically took away 13 lives and still counting, devastating 40,000 homes with an historic 31 inches of rain in some areas over the course of four straight days. With absolutely no help from their president, the people of America, once again became their...
  • Trump, drawing contrast to Obama, visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

    08/20/2016 12:31:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 19, 2016 | Mark Berman and Jose A. DelReal
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday signed hats and T-shirts for supporters in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, where he met with victims and response crews at a local church and drove through the city’s damaged streets. Joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump spoke briefly with volunteers and victims at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church before stepping outside to greet throngs of supporters who had gathered outside the security perimeters to see him. Wearing a white “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, he walked over to the crowd as they reached out to him and to hand him...
  • Man nearly beaten to death after kind act

    08/19/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | Travis Rice
    A Johns Island man is recovering from what he says was a group ambush after giving a stranger a lift home. Brandon Reiter has 13 staples on his scalp, a black eye and plenty of other bruises from the incident last Friday morning. Reiter says he was driving home to Johns Island after a night out when he saw a woman frantically waving her arms on the side of the road. He pulled over and offered her a ride. “Just last week some guy was stuck in the middle of an intersection so I helped him out,” said Reiter “I...
  • Commentary: Where are all the ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists now? (Louisiana flooding)

    08/18/2016 10:30:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | August 18, 2016
    A couple of days ago, a Baton Rouge rapper by the name of “Jiggy Down Tommysocks” (real name- no joke) posted a video on Facebook asking the question, ‘Where are the ‘Black Lives Matter’ or the ‘Black Panther’ boats to help folks in trouble in Louisiana? His point was that we had an influx of people in Baton Rouge to protest, but now that family here need help, these activists have been absent. And while I rarely get my own political or social viewpoints from hip hop artists, I think Mr. Tommysocks is on to something. In fact, I feel...
  • No Riots After Black Teens Shoot a Black Good Samaritan

    08/17/2016 6:48:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 17, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Two black teens, Deon Frasier, 17, and Michael Dupree-Tyler, 19, were arrested Monday and are being held without bond in a North Charleston jail after they shot a 45-year-old black man who stopped to help them pull their car out of a ditch. Al? Jesse? Mr. Obama? ….Anyone? Fox News reported the story Wednesday following a local report from WCSC-TV in North Charleston, S.C., which stated:
  • Reporter: I’m leaving Milwaukee because white people are being threatened and attacked

    08/16/2016 4:30:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16, 2016 | John Sexton
    Monday morning an independent reporter named Tim Pool announced he would no longer cover events in Milwaukee after witnessing white reporters being harassed and seeing a white man shot in the neck. Pool posted a video explaining his decision on You Tube. “Upon arriving here one of the first things we hear is the crowd getting angry and saying ‘what are these white people doing here?'” Pool said. Pool says he took it as a sign locals were angry but didn’t assume that meant it was unsafe for him to continue to cover events. “Things started to get really tense...
  • WATCH: How The 2016 Milwaukee Riots Started (RAW VIDEO)

    08/16/2016 10:33:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    CONSERVATIVE OUTFITTERS ^ | AUGUST 16, 2016
    WATCH: How The 2016 Milwaukee Riots Started (RAW VIDEO)
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters clash with Rizzo supporters

    08/15/2016 9:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Approximately 300 people gathered Monday night at South Philadelphia's Marconi Plaza to rally in support of keeping the Frank Rizzo statue. But soon things turned chaotic when a handful of Black Lives Matter protesters arrived on the scene with their banners. Police had to get between the two groups to prevent them from clashing....
  • Honors Students Forced to Repeat Grade for Opting Out of Common Core Tests; Parents Sue

    08/15/2016 11:58:03 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 18 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 15, 2016
    In Florida, a group of parents are suing state education officials for coercing their children to repeat third grade because they were opted out of government standardized testing. The Orlando Sentinel reports: "One Orange County plaintiff had a daughter who was on the honor roll, the suit said, but "is being retained in the third grade because of no FSA scores and because her teacher was not informed of the criteria for developing a student portfolio during the school year." State law allows students who fail the FSA to be promoted through a portfolio of class work, but the Florida...
  • Karma Automotive & Faraday Future Planning Large Factories In Same Chinese City

    08/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | August 15, 2016 | James Ayre
    In a sign of just how much Chinese money is now shaping the electric vehicle industry, it’s been revealed that Karma Automotive and Faraday Future will both be building new manufacturing facilities in the same Chinese city, according to recent reports. Despite developing these new facilities in the same city (Hangzhou), it should be noted that the companies don’t seem to have any funding in common — Karma Automotive is backed by Wanxiang, but Faraday Future by LeEco. Karma ReveroWith regard to the Karma Automotive facility, Wanxiang recently applied for the environmental-impact review of a proposed site in Hangzhou for...
  • One person shot, officer injured in second night of Milwaukee protests

    08/15/2016 8:38:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    Tension flared again overnight in Milwaukee, with one person shot and a police officer injured in the second night of riots triggered by the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer. Police violence against African-Americans has ignited sporadic, sometimes violent protests in the past two years. It also has prompted a national debate over race and policing while fuelling the growth of the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement. Violence erupted in Milwaukee on Sunday after peaceful vigils by small groups of demonstrators, and police said late that night that they had rescued one shooting victim, who was taken...
  • B-Troop to highlight Fort Bowie celebration

    08/15/2016 6:29:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    BOWIE — Fort Bowie will celebrate its 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service on Saturday, Sept. 3. The public has been invited to experience Fort Bowie’s role in westward expansion
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested Multiple Times for Impersonating Police Officer

    08/14/2016 2:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Law Officer ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    An outspoken member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta is on probation for perhaps the last reason one might imagine. Fox5Atlanta.com reports Tyree “Sir Maejor” Page, has been arrested multiple times in the past few years for impersonating a police officer. According to the report, Page was first charged with impersonating an officer after an incident in December 2014 where he allegedly handcuffed an African American woman while “wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform.” A police report obtained by the news station says Page was also armed with a .45 semi-automatic pistol at the time...
  • Clinton's Defense for "Pay to Play"

    08/14/2016 7:04:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Opinion ^ | 14 Aug 16 | xzins
    Amazingly, as I watched the various 'spokespersons' on TV, it became clear that the defense is 'everybody does it.' Said with a straight face, no sense of shame, no hint of a sense of wrong. "So many lobbyists, so much money, it's how the system works...": Those were all comments that I heard from various mouths. THIS is the system that must be rejected and changed. They think it is just fine.
  • At the Trump rally in connecticut

    08/13/2016 10:25:09 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 55 replies
    Self | Kosmickitty
    I'm here. About #25 in line. Only about 40 people in line so far. Lots of college kids and married couples. No protesters yet. And we have shade.
  • BREAKING: K9 Kina Found Alive With Bullet Wounds

    08/12/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | August 12, 2016 | Officer Blue
    Sebastian County, Arkansas – Greenwood Police K9 Kina has been missing since she was shot in the back of a patrol car on Wednesday. Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper was murdered in the same incident. Billy Jones opened fire on officers who were responding to a family disturbance call. Deputy Cooper was murdered when Jones in the shooting. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also shot, but only received a grazing head wound.
  • Middle Schoolers Quizzed on Words 'Popo, Bling Bling, True Dat'

    08/12/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 11, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Some middle school students in Georgia got a lesson in slang from the streets this week and some parents are not pleased. WSAV-TV is reporting a class at Godley Station School got quizzed on words like “punked,” “popo,” “true dat” and “bling bling.” A parent posted the quiz online and now many are questioning what arrived on the desks of some Savannah-Chatham students this week. Labeled as “Geography Jumpstart,” the instructions of the worksheet called for the middle school class to define words like “yo,” “dog,” “punked,” “popo,” “sportin’” and “bling-bling” based on the context of sentences provided. …
  • Whoo-hoo. Got tickets to Trump Rally this Saturday!! (Vanity)

    08/11/2016 11:19:41 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 55 replies
    Myself | 8/11/2016 | Kosmic Kitty
    Got our confirmation. Mr. Kitty and I are going to the Trump Rally in Fairfield, Connecticut this Saturday. I've never been to a political rally before (heck, I just became a Republican so I could vote for Trump in the primaries) so any advice? Any other Freepers going?
  • Meteor shower visible late Thursday night

    08/11/2016 10:06:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Ted Forte, Huachuca Astronomy Club
    Meteor showers are associated with streams of debris left behind by comets. The Perseids are dust bits from Comet Swift-Tuttle and are famous for creating bright fireballs and elevated meteor activity for nearly two weeks in mid-August. This year it is predicted the shower will peak on the overnight of Thursday, Aug. 11, to Friday, Aug. 12. It is predicted to be twice the usual intensity. That’s because Earth will pass through the center of the debris stream rather than the grazing encounter we experience in most years. The display should be well worth the loss of a few hours’...
  • West Enders: Never surrender!

    08/11/2016 9:02:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    West Enders: Never surrender! Efforts to rejuvenate the West End are not new in this community’s history. Mayor Rick Mueller reminded us of that fact during his “Spotlight” speech Tuesday morning at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Technical problems prevented Mayor Mueller from starting his remarks with the benefit of a supporting video. All he had were a fist-full of notes and his decades-long memories of what Sierra Vista was like in its earlier days. That was more than enough. In the late ’90s, he and another local politician, Pat Call, invested themselves in doing something about the West...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and FWD.us, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • Wisconsin Partisan Primary: Voter Incident

    08/09/2016 8:50:30 PM PDT · by knittnmom · 25 replies
    Personal | 8-9-2016 | knittnmom
    I’m an election inspector in the State of Wisconsin. My daughter said I should write up one of the experiences from today. Voter # 25 in our district is a person who has served several times as an election inspector with us. Today, he was not working as an inspector, but seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. When he was asked to say his name, he gave only his last name. Asked for his full name, he said, “Well, you can call me Mike”. Then he was asked to recite his street address. He provided the name of...
  • Fairness Itself Demands Justice for Keith Wasserstrom (Noble Public Official Railroaded by Radicals)

    08/07/2016 11:28:59 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 5 replies
    08/08/2016 | Yomin Postelnik
    This summer, the Supreme Court of the United States, in an act that has gained wide praised for its fairness, decided that Gov. Bob McDonnell had been wrongly convicted. He had broken no law and the Court was rightly concerned that if anti-corruption laws were applied so broadly, it would have the effect of deterring good people from running for public office. The worst example of such egregious prosecution was the railroading of an innocent city commissioner, Keith Wasserstrom. He was a pillar of his community who had stood up to local party bosses and paid a heavy price. What...
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Faithful Witness to Marriage

    08/05/2016 7:08:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | August 5. 2016 | Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
    Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities. We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis in affirming the inviolable dignity of all people and the Church’s important role in accompanying all those in need. In doing so, we also stand with Pope Francis in preserving the dignity and meaning of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The two strands of the dignity of the person and the dignity of marriage and the family are interwoven. To pull apart one is to unravel the whole fabric. When a prominent...
  • CNN Rigged Poll: Excludes ages 18-49 for questions on Democratic unity, other age groups.

    08/04/2016 9:50:05 AM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies
    butasforme ^ | 8/4/2016 | butasforme
    On the question of “democratic party unity,” they leave out frustrated millennials that support Sanders. Specifically, they leave out the 18-49 demographic. These age groups were heavy Sanders supporters. Maybe that’s why CNN didn’t want to include them in their poll. In addition, the poll excludes the 18-34 age group for their Clinton/Kaine match-up with Trump/Pence. In addition, CNN reports the sampling error of +/- 8.5%. This rate is unacceptable using academic standards. See pictures and data...
  • KY: Off Body Carry,Second Strike Self Defense with Tomcat?

    08/04/2016 8:00:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 26th, 2016, at about 6 p.m., a woman was attacked in a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky.  The man who attacked her had a knife, and demanded "everything you have".  He turned out to be an addict.  The attack occurred as the woman was seated in the driver's seat of her car.  She had placed her purse on the passenger seat.  Unknown to the assailant, she had a Beretta Tomcat in her purse.   From wlky.com:   "And I thought he was going to kill me because he was pushing the knife toward me and before I could...
  • Did Black Lives Matter Just Oust NYPD’s Police Chief?

    08/03/2016 6:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Marcus
    Did Black Lives Matter Just Oust NYPD’s Police Chief? Black Lives Matter protesters call for the New York City Police Department to be disbanded. Mayor Bill de Blasio awards them a scalp. One day after Black Lives Matter protesters attempted to occupy New York’s City Hall Park, one of their central demands was met. With the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday, the group can claim a victory in its effort to transform policing in America’s largest city. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Although Bratton’s resignation had been rumored for some time and he and the mayor deny protests influenced the move, BLM...
  • DC Metro Transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:28:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matthew Dean
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington, D.C. Metro Transit police officer who was a convert to Islam and once dressed up as Jihadi John for Halloween was charged on Wednesday with trying to provide material support to ISIS -- the first time a law enforcement officer has been charged with an ISIS-related crime. Virginia resident Nicholas Young, 36, who has served with the department since 2003, was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents. Authorities allege in a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday that Young attempted to send money to ISIS through a mobile-based gift card using an unnamed messaging service the terror...
  • Trump beats Clinton in Lakeland Hob Nob straw poll (Florida)

    08/03/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Ledger ^ | August 2, 2016 | John Chambliss
    Donald Trump may have had a rough week campaigning nationally, but that didn't sway voters at a straw poll sponsored by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton 161 votes to 98 at the Chamber's Political Hob Nob event at Sun 'n Fun. It was one of 17 straw polls 292 people voted in during the event, which featured brief speeches by local candidates running in the Aug. 30th primary and the Nov. 8 election. School Board District 2 candidate Ronnie Clark won the closest race, defeating incumbent Lori Cunningham, 101 to 99 in...
  • It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Newt Gingrich

    08/02/2016 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 27 replies
    Twitter Facebook ^ | 82/02/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Live on @facebook now > facebook.com/newtgingrich/v…
  • Man chased by Bear inside his home

    08/02/2016 12:35:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    Bear breaks into house: bear and two cubs chase homeowner around inside California home. In the video, Ginn can be heard shouting, "There's a bear in my house", before quickly sprinting upstairs to hide as the bear chases him up the stairs. According to Ginn, he was locked in the room for an hour before the mother bear and her two cubs finally left and returned to nature. See the news video here.
  • “Hot Lesbian” Ad Gets Canadian Oil Sands More Publicity Than It Deserves

    08/02/2016 10:05:26 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-08-2016 | Canada Is Weird
    n possibly one of the biggest marketing blunders of the millennium, a Canadian Oil Sands group has managed to alienate groups from almost every walk of life with their recent Facebook meme that prompted people to choose Canadian oil over Saudi oil—because, as the meme read, “In Canada, lesbians are considered hot! In Saudi Arabia, if you’re a lesbian, you die!” The ad went on to query, “Why are we getting our oil from countries that don’t think lesbians are hot?” You might be thinking that the Coke/New Coke marketing blunder was bad, but the hot-lesbian ad, particularly in today’s...
  • WI: Defensive Display in Racine

    08/01/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 july, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A neighbor from Wisconsin had a DGU in Racine.  His family and mine were only a half mile apart in rural Wisconsin while he was growing up. That is a close neighbor in the area.  I spoke to him over the phone about the incident.  He disires anonymity. On Thursday, July 14th, after getting off of work at 4 p.m., he drove his mother in law to a local Shopko to pick up a prescription.  His son came along to do a little shopping.  My former neighbor was driving a Ford crew-cab F150.  He dropped off his mother in...
  • Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

    07/31/2016 12:16:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Saudi Gazette ^ | July 31, 2016
    MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a week-long ceasefire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, who calls himself a left-wing president, and the Maoist guerrillas, who have been waging one of Asia’s longest-running communist insurgencies. Both sides had agreed to resume peace talks next month in Norway, and it was not immediately clear whether the talks would be affected. After withdrawing his ceasefire order, Duterte issued a statement on...
  • Hundreds march in Tupelo after police shooting of black man

    07/30/2016 10:57:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal | July 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/suburbs/desoto/hundreds-march-in-tupelo-after-police-shooting-of-black-man-38e0b787-0493-453f-e053-0100007f9887-388750611.html
  • Jamaica to install weed vending machines at airports

    07/30/2016 8:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Green Rush Daily ^ | July 2, 2016 | A.B. Hanna
    Instead of landing and having to ask strangers where “the plug” is, you’ll find it conveniently plugged into the wall nearby. The Jamaican government is looking over a proposal to install cannabis kiosks in Jamaican airports. Only one year ago, the Jamaican House of Representatives passed a law that made possession of 2 ounces of marijuana legal. Now the proposal being looked over by the Cannabis Licensing Authority would allow a tourist to obtain 2 ounces from a kiosk before they even check into their hotel....
  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • Independence Day Hero

    07/28/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 8 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Melissa Dawdy
    The fiery crash on a warm Florida evening on July 4, 2012 left an unconscious man trapped in his burning car. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure plunged out of the darkness through a sheet of flames to rip open the door and carry the driver to safety just moments before the car exploded. Like a scene from a movie, the Independence Day hero retreated to the shadows of obscurity, but it wouldn’t be the last time he would help someone in danger. A modest man, Sabin Barto, 39, doesn’t talk much about his 10+ years in the U.S. Navy....
  • The New Vikings Stadium Is a Broken Window Metaphor Come to Life

    07/26/2016 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Sopater · 49 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/26/16 | Eric Boehm
    Friday's grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, the $1.1 billion new home of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, was marred by a bit of vandalism. The façade of the new stadium was damaged last week when a vandal tossed a rock through one of the hundreds of glass panels that cover every inch of the stadium's exterior. The result: a hole big enough for a small human to crawl through, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The 10-foot-by-five-foot exterior glass panel was smashed, though an interior panel did not break.The newspaper said stadium security suspect the rock responsible for the...
  • Close to Home DGU; .45 Revolver and Dog

    07/26/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A friend of mine had a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) a few days ago. He had parked a bike near the front door, cable locked to a metal chair. It is a decent cable lock. The dog started alerting at the door, in the middle of day, during the week.  There was no knock or doorbell. My friend keeps odd hours. My friend accessed his house gun, a S&W N frame model 28, that had been converted to .45 ACP.  The security door was locked.  He opened the inside door with his left hand, the .45 revolver in his...
  • Hastings stores to close

    07/25/2016 1:39:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Five weeks after filing for bankruptcy, all Hastings locations are set to close by the end of October. The Amarillo, Texas-based entertainment retail chain operates more than 120 stores across the country, including a Sierra Vista location that has been in business for more than 20 years. As of July 13, all stores stopped accepting gift cards and store credit, and following the June 13 Chapter 11 filing in a Delaware federal court, the customer buy-back program was suspended and the video game rental program ended.
  • VIDEO: Sanders Supporters Erupt in Jeers and Boos When He Says That Hillary Must Be Elected

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  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...