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  • Ann Coulter Refuses UC Berkeley's Attempt at Rescheduling Her Talk

    04/21/2017 9:25:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    Ann Coulter has rejected the University of California, Berkeley's re-invitation to speak on campus, according to Fox News. On Thursday, a day after calling off Coulter's upcoming appearance for security reasons, university officials backtracked and paved the way for her to speak to students on May 2. But the right-wing provocateur responded via Twitter on Thursday, indicating they've already spent money for the previously scheduled event on April 27, and she's not available to speak on the new date. Then she On Twitter, she also brushed off Berkeley's statement "claiming they 'rescinded' cancelation." Instead she condemned officials for adding "NEW,...
  • A retired Air Force captain says Pentagon covered up real cause of deadly chopper crash

    04/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Circa ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sarah A. Carter
    A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration. The mission August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she...
  • Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks

    04/21/2017 9:10:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    An alcohol-fueled obscenity and racial slur-laced tirade have cost a Miami senator his job. CBS Miami reports Republican Sen. Frank Artiles officially submitted his letter of resignation on Friday. ...Artiles was chastised for using a form of the “n-word” during an exchange with two African-American colleagues Monday night. It happened when he was out with fellow Senators Audrey Gibson from Jacksonville and Perry Thurston from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Reminder: Why All The Jihadi Attacks? Why Now?

    04/21/2017 9:08:34 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Apr 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    Way back in February of 1998, Osama Bin Laden declared a Jihad against Jews and Crusaders in a written document entitled the “World Islamic Front Statement.” In that document he specifically stated: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it Despite this, with just a few notable exceptions over the years, few Muslims answered Bin Laden’s call to kill Americans. Bin Laden was of course killed by U.S. Special Operations forces in...
  • This is the open scandal that Congress should investigate.

    04/21/2017 9:00:11 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2017 | George Neumayr
    An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s. Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his...
  • Solar Company Gets $25 Million In Taxpayer Subsidies, Goes Bankrupt

    04/21/2017 8:56:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 4/20/2017 | Andrew Follet
    Solar company Suniva Inc. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday after receiving millions in government subsidies to manufacture solar panels. Suniva blamed its bankruptcy on competition from cheap Chinese-made solar panels, but the company received about $20 million in support from federal and state taxpayers, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “For many years, Chinese manufacturers of solar cells have benefited from favorable, state-sponsored financing and lower labor costs, allowing them to flood the United States market for solar cells and modules with cheap imports,” David Baker, the company’s restructuring officer, said in a statement. “This has negatively impacted manufacturers based in the...
  • Students, donors fleeing Drexel over prof's inflammatory tweets

    04/21/2017 8:54:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 21, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The professor who tweeted that “all I want for Christmas is white genocide” is now under investigation by Drexel University for his “extremely damaging conduct” on social media. George Ciccariello-Maher recently tweeted that he wanted to “vomit” after witnessing someone give their first-class airline seat to a uniformed soldier, and later made his Twitter account private following Campus Reform’s reporting on his recent tweet encouraging Philadelphia residents to shut down a recent Charles Murray lecture at Villanova University.
  • Aaron Hernandez was seedy underbelly of Urban Meyer's Gators; Tim Tebow was the smiling face

    04/21/2017 8:53:09 AM PDT · by mikeus_maximus · 33 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/20/2017 | Mike Bianchi
    "One of Aaron Hernandez’s first official acts as a freshman football player for the Florida Gators was to sucker punch an employee at a Gainesville bar so hard that he ruptured the poor guy’s ear drum. Tim Tebow, who then was a sophomore quarterback, intervened in the dispute and tried to make everything better. Tebow, you see, was the public face of Urban Meyer’s national championship-winning program at UF. Aaron Hernandez was its secret and seedy underbelly. Hard to believe the Gators had one of the greatest role models in sports history and one of the most heinous criminals in...
  • Tucker, Former Illegal Immigrant Turned Goldman Sachs Exec. Clash Over Border Wall [VIDEO]

    04/21/2017 8:48:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 4/21/2017 | Christian Datoc
    Tucker Carlson and Julissa Arce heartily debated the morality of President Trump’s proposed border wall on Fox News Thursday night. Arce, who came to the U.S. illegally before working her way up the corporate ladder at Goldman Sachs and gaining citizenship through marriage, characterized the wall as “a symbol of hate” toward immigrants, a point that The Daily Caller founder clearly took issue with.
  • Detroit Doctor and Wife Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

    04/21/2017 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 58 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 04/21/2017 | DOJ
    A Detroit physician and his wife were arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint unsealed today for their alleged participation in a conspiracy that involved performing female genital mutilations (FGM) on minors. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios of the FBI’s Detroit Division and Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Detroit Field Office made the announcement. Fakhruddin Attar, M.D., 53, and his wife,...
  • White House rebukes guests who flipped bird at Reagan portrait (Flashback: 2012)

    04/21/2017 8:38:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2012
    The White House on Friday rebuked two visitors who were photographed last week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue flipping the middle finger below a portrait of the late President Ronald Reagan. The guests had been invited to a reception last Friday marking gay pride month. The images of them -- with both middle fingers raised, pointing up toward Reagan -- were first published by Philadelphia Magazine. The White House did not approve. "While the White House does not control the conduct of guests at receptions, we certainly expect that all attendees conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Most all do," Shin...
  • Harvey Weinstein complains of R rating for trans teen film(Caution, vid clip)

    04/21/2017 8:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/20/2017 | unknown
    Harvey Weinstein knows he can be temperamental, and he knows he's not above a good publicity stunt, but he said Thursday his complaints over an R rating for his company's upcoming trans teen family story "3 Generations" are worth the effort on behalf of prospective young trans viewers. Starring Elle Fanning as a girl who wants to transition, the Motion Picture Association of America assigned the restrictive R based on strong language, including some sexual references. The film, which opens with a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on May 5, also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,"Open Line Fridays",WOR AM,April 21,2017

    04/21/2017 8:27:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushReadyFor"OpenLineFridays"DITTOS!
  • Mattis: North Korea’s nuke threats are empty

    04/21/2017 8:27:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    New York Post/ ^ | April 21, 2017 | Reuters/
    TEL AVIV – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday North Korea’s recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted. “As far as North Korea’s latest words (are concerned), I think we’ve all come to hear their words repeatedly, their word has not proven honest,” Mattis told a news conference in Tel Aviv. On Thursday the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, Rodong Sinmun, threatened the United States with a “super-mighty preemptive strike” that it said would wipe out “not only the U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in...
  • Conway: 'We’re confident that the government will not be shut down'

    04/21/2017 8:23:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Kellyanne Conway on Friday said the Trump administration is confident that a government shutdown will be avoided next week. But the senior White House aide would not say whether money for President Trump's long-touted border wall would have to be included in a government funding bill. "I’m going to let OMB director Mick Mulvaney and the president and others address that, but we’re confident that the government will not be shut down next week," Conway, the Counselor to the President, said during an appearance on Fox News. The White House on Thursday said it wanted an upcoming government spending bill...
  • An Important Legal Ruling Against the IRS May Have Huge Implications

    04/21/2017 8:16:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organization True the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to submit every document related to the case and be deposed by True the Vote's legal team.From their press release: Judge Reggie Walton of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and...
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XXI]

    04/21/2017 8:01:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control...
  • Marine Le Pen calls for all French terror suspects to be expelled after Champs Elysees attack

    04/21/2017 7:55:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies ^ | Barney Henderson David Chazan Henry Samuel, Paris Leon Watson
    This morning the presidential candidates Marine Le Pen, Francois Fillon and Philippe Poutou all seized on Thursday night's killing. Le Pen, widely seen as taking the hardest line on security, called for France to "immediately" take back control of its own borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist. "This war against us is ceaseless and merciless," she said in a sternly worded address, blasting the "monstrous totalitarian ideology" behind Thursday night's attack. Macron, a 39-year-old moderate whom other candidates have portrayed as too inexperienced to protect France against the terror threat, warned against any...
  • Panel in S.F. explores how left can rebound

    04/21/2017 7:51:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2017 | Kevin Fagan
    With Republicans firmly in command of Congress, the White House and about two-thirds of all state legislatures, it would be easy for an overwhelmingly left-wing crowd gathered in San Francisco Wednesday night to feel like the political equivalent of crushed bugs. Or at least voiceless ones. Forget that, insisted the panel of political activists and experts they came to see at the Herbst Theater in a presentation entitled “Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest?”