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  • David Hogg tunes out the naysayers

    02/23/2018 7:19:59 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff
    Herald Tribune ^ | February 23, 2018 | Jim Turner
    TALLAHASSEE -- David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, isn’t bothered that his appearances speaking for classmates during the past week have drawn naysayers. Hogg and other students have called for better background checks on gun purchases and laws to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses, after 17 students and faculty members died last week in a mass shooting at the Broward County high school.
  • Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

    02/23/2018 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    NYP ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Ruth Brown
    Four armed officers and years of warnings did nothing to stop Nikolas Cruz from massacring 17 people at a high school. Not one but four sheriff’s deputies hid behind cars instead of storming Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., during Wednesday’s school shooting, police claimed Friday — as newly released records revealed the Broward County Sheriff’s Office had received at least 18 calls about the troubled teen over the past decade. Sources from Coral Springs, Fla., Police Department tell CNN that when its officers arrived on the scene Wednesday, they were shocked to find three Broward County Sheriff’s deputies...
  • Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

    02/23/2018 6:51:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 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,...
  • These companies are cutting ties with the NRA

    02/23/2018 6:50:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 23, 2018 | Krystal Hu
    Corporate America is taking on the country’s most powerful gun lobby group. In the wake of the mass shooting in a Florida high school last week, companies are dropping their partnerships with the National Rifle Association (NRA), which touts 5 million members. According to a list compiled by ThinkProgress, an advocacy organization, there are at least 22 corporations, including car-rental companies and financial institutions that have been offering discounts to NRA members. As the #BoycottNRA movement picks up steam, some companies have cut ties.
  • The great strategic deception (When does Hillary get investigated?)

    02/23/2018 6:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/18 | James A. Lyons
    The underlying theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), supported by the mainstream media, that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to ensure a Hillary Clinton defeat, never made any strategic sense. After all, why would Vladimir Putin want Donald Trump as president when he vowed to restore America’s greatness by not only rebuilding our military forces, including our nuclear forces, but also by restoring our border security, and revitalizing our economy and American exceptionalism? Therefore, the false dossier had to be created to first destroy candidate Trump, and in...
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    02/23/2018 6:04:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 15 replies
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  • SHOCK REPORT: FOUR BROWARD COUNTY DEPUTIES WAITED OUTSIDE SCHOOL DURING MASSACRE

    02/23/2018 6:02:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    A report released Friday claims four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was occurring. On February 22 Breitbart News reported that one deputy resigned after it was learned that he was on scene but failed to control Nikolas Cruz. Sheriff Israel told ABC 13 that video shows the deputy, Scott Peterson, “arrive at the west side of Building 12” and “take a position” outside the school — but never go inside. The sheriff’s office moved to suspend Peterson, who resigned before the suspension could take place. Now CNN reports...
  • AI - Voice Of God Technology - Mind Hacking (Video: you have to see this)

    02/23/2018 5:53:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
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  • See the latest piece of NASA hardware built in New Orleans

    02/23/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Jenifer Larino
    Workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East on Thursday (Feb. 22) rolled out the latest piece of hardware for the nation's new deep-space rocket. Watch the video above to see the piece being shipped out. The piece, a structural test version of the intertank that will eventually be housed in NASA's Space Launch System, was loaded Thursday morning onto the agency's Pegasus barge. The barge, first used during the Space Shuttle program, will carry the intertank to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for testing. Michoud Assembly Facility on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 rolled out the...
  • Everything to Know About Emma Gonzalez,the Florida School Shooting Survivor

    02/23/2018 5:34:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    PEOPLE.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Diana Pearl
    Two weeks ago, Emma Gonzalez led the life of a typical high school senior. But after speaking out in an 11-minute speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale just two days after a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student fatally shot 17 of her peers, she’s quickly become one of the country’s most visible gun violence prevention activists at just 18 years old.
  • GOP Rep. Peter King says ‘religious fervor’ blocks common-sense gun fix

    02/23/2018 5:10:16 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2018 | Denis Slattery
    A troubled teen — dubbed “mentally disturbed” by President Trump — opened fire at a Florida school nearly one year after a law undid a regulation making it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun. Most Republicans — and the National Rifle Association — cheered the repeal of the Obama-era measure meant to prevent future massacres as experts question what can be done to prevent such tragedies.
  • Students in Louisiana thought this math symbol looked like a gun. Police were called

    02/23/2018 5:09:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | SCOTT BERSON
    A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office. On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign. Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a gun. After several students made comments...
  • State Police Commanders Implicated In Judge’s Daughter Arrest Scandal Retire

    02/23/2018 5:07:09 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 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...
  • The Authorities’ Parkland Failures Get Worse and Worse

    02/23/2018 5:01:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | Feburary 23,2018 | John Hinderaker
    I’m normally slow to criticize law enforcement, but this is ridiculous. In addition to the FBI’s already well-publicized failure to follow up when a YouTube video producer alerted the bureau to a comment by Nikolas Cruz about wanting to be a school shooter, we have this, courtesy of Ed Driscoll of InstaPundit: “I don’t know how he got the debit card, but he did,” she said. “And he took it, and he bought all these rifles and ammunition and he posted pictures of them on the Instagram.” Another of the woman’s stunning revelations: Cruz was obsessed with ISIS. “He’s so...
  • 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...
  • Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

    02/23/2018 4:56:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    SCPR.org ^ | February 23, 2018
    California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an independent investigation found that he "more likely than not" harassed several women he worked with during his tenure at the state Capitol. Mendoza, who represents the Artesia area, was suspended last fall when the harassment charges came to light. He denies the charges and his resignation letter called into question the integrity of the investigation. The resignation came after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Resolution 85 on Wednesday, which cites the house's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and the results of the investigation as grounds...
  • Even CNN's Cillizza Thought Senator Bill Nelson Too Political at Town Hall

    02/23/2018 4:49:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how inappropriately political does a Democrat have to be to incur the wrath of even reliably liberal Chris Cillizza of CNN? About as self-serving as Florida Senator Bill Nelson who used Wednesday's CNN Town Hall meeting about the tragic Parkland, Florida shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to attack his likely campaign opponent later this year. Cillizza took the senator to task in What Bill Nelson got totally wrong in Wednesday's guns town hall:
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    02/23/2018 4:34:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 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...
  • A TIME FOR HEROES

    02/23/2018 4:30:36 PM PST · by knarf · 3 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jared Keller and Jeff Shogol
    Three young warriors gave their all that many would live.
  • President Trump Must Move at the Speed of Technology, Not Bureaucracy

    02/23/2018 4:13:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 2 replies
    email | Feb 23, 2018 | Newt Gringrich
    Changing the direction of the Washington system from liberal to conservative was the key to President Trump’s remarkably successful first year. Changing the speed of government from the routine, slow, change-avoiding pace of bureaucracy to the high tempo, innovative, constantly accelerating pace of technology will be the key to success in the next three years. The Trump-led directional shift is unquestionable. He appointed and placed a conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, seated a record number of appellate court judges in his first year, and achieved an all-time record for repealing regulations. At the National Space Council meeting on...