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  • California Court Orders Venture Capitalist To Reopen Disputed Beach

    08/12/2017 6:48:58 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | August 11, 2017 | staff
    Siding with surfers and other backers of the public's access to beaches, a California appeals court is ordering a Silicon Valley billionaire to reopen public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who has invested in renewable energy, closed the beach to the public in 2009...On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected Khosla's appeal. "This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public...
  • Klan leader claims KKK has given $20K to Clinton campaign [2016]

    08/12/2017 6:39:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/26/16 | Andrew Blake
    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received more than $20,000 in donations contributed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent member of the hate group said Monday. “For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” said Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights, Vocativ reported. Mr. Quigg, the leader of the Klan’s California chapter, announced last month that he had abandoned supporting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump... Mr. Trump “couldn’t run this country more than he could run a county,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “He knows nothing about politics, or about foreign affairs. He went to Israel...
  • Virginia Law Enforcement Reveal Identity of Suspect in Deadly Charlottesville Car Crash

    08/12/2017 5:46:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 340 replies ^ | Aug 12th, 2017
    Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer identified the suspect behind the deadly Charlottesville Car Crash to the Washington Post. The suspect is 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio.
  • The Closing of the American Mind (Vanity...sort of)

    I read this book shortly after it was published. I thought it must be wrong. I went to college (undergrad and of school at grad). I didn't like my professors for the most part but they seemed to be OK. In fact some were geniuses or thereabouts. But then I found this book.
  • Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the alt-right, white supremacists

    Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN)President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Elizabeth Warren To Trump: ‘Never, Ever, Going To Build Your Stupid Wall’ [VIDEO]

    08/12/2017 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/12/2017 | Chuck Ross
    In a fiery speech on Saturday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren went after President Trump and the wall he has pledged to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Mr. President, we are never, ever going to build your stupid wall!” Warren shouted during her speech at the 17th annual Netroots Nation conference. The progressive lawmaker, who many believe has plans to run for president in 2020, rattled off a litany of grievances she has with the Trump administration and Republicans. At one point, Warren went after her former Senate colleague, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling him “a man too racist to become...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BACK TO SCHOOL ~ 13 August 2017

    08/12/2017 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 105 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
          BACK TO SCHOOL By Naval Support Activity Chapel Staff A child came home from his first day of school. His mother asked, “What did you learn today?” He said, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow”. Going back to school is always difficult for both teachers and students. It also means more traffic with school buses back on the road; probably the only ones delighted about schools reopening are the parents. Going back to school can be a milestone. Kindergarten, sixth grade, high school and college are all significant marks of progress and change (especially...
  • Boris Johnson backs Trump in war of words between the US and Kim Jong-Un as he blames North Korea

    08/12/2017 4:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mark Wood
    Boris Johnson last night backed Donald Trump in the incendiary war of words between the US President and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Blaming the North Koreans for the crisis, the Foreign Secretary called on the communist regime to ‘fix it’. He said Britain was working with the US and other allies in the region to find a diplomatic solution to the stand-off between Pyongyang and Washington. ‘The North Korean regime is the cause of this problem and they must fix it,’ he said. ‘The international community is shoulder to shoulder in ensuring North Korea stops its aggressive acts. 'We...
  • MSNBC Republican Claims 'Racist' GOP Policies, Racist Rally 'Is the Republican Party'

    08/12/2017 4:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | August 12, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday's AM Joy, recurring MSNBC guest Kurt Bardella hyperbolically claimed that the white racist rally taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, "is the Republican party on display," and declared that "a lot of" Republican policies are "racist." He also took aim at the right-leaning Breitbart News as he alleged that the rally -- which by that point had turned violent -- "is exactly the kind of stuff that they want to have happen and they hope to spread elsewhere." Bardella -- a Republican known for distancing himself from Breitbart News after departing as its spokesman last year -- has made...
  • Civil rights organizations holding march in Atlanta in response to Charlottesville rally

    08/12/2017 4:32:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Several civil rights organizations are coming together to condemn Saturday's violence and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and march in the streets of downtown Atlanta. Leaders from Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Color of Change, Human Rights Campaign, and Muslim Advocates are gathering Saturday night to condemn the violence. The organizers of the rally say they will urge President Trump to call the rally a "white supremacist convention."
  • Path to War

    08/12/2017 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 27 replies
    UNTO THE BREACH ^ | August 2th 2017 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    The United States is positioned on a trajectory toward a “hot war” with North Korea to end that country’s nuclear intercontinental threat. To avoid a conflict, only two options are available: First, the U.S. must strongly demonstrate to China and North Korea by various military, monetary, and strategic actions that America will end North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, even at the cost of a preemptive strike. The objective is to effectively persuade China to act against North Korea’s nuclear intentions. The second alternative is to abandon the U.S.’s stated-policy of not allowing North Korea (or Iran) the ability to threaten the...
  • FAA: Two killed after State Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 3:20:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies ^ | 8/12/17 | Elizabeth Tyree
    FAA confirms that two people were killed after a state police helicopter crashed in Charlottesville around 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Marco Rubio Tweet: "important for the nation to hear @potus..."

    08/12/2017 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/12/17 | Marco "Let Me Assume" Rubio
  • Venezuela crisis: Latin Americans condemn Trump over 'military response'

    08/12/2017 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th August 2017 | BBC News
    The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis. Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela's foreign minister said Mr Trump's words had been hostile and disrespectful and risked destablising Latin America. Violent demonstrations since April have left more than 120 people dead. President Nicolas Maduro's new constituent assembly - which can rewrite the constitution and could override the opposition-controlled parliament - has been widely criticised as anti-democratic. Mercosur - which includes the region's largest economies Argentina and Brazil as...
  • Helicopter Crashes Near Charlottesville, Virginia Riots (after car incident)

    08/12/2017 2:53:58 PM PDT · by Hadean · 40 replies ^ | August 12, 2017 | S.J. Prince
    Reports are coming in that a state police helicopter patrolling the race riots in Charlottesville has crashed on Old Farm Road, near the Birdwood Golf Course at the University of Virginia in Albemarle County. In a video by The Daily Caller, it was first stated that a helicopter had gone down in Charlottesville. Soon after, the above video surfaced. Twitter Link to Video The crash was also tweeted about by the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters president, Robert Bragg III. Videos of VSP aircrafts patrolling the air have been shared since the riots broke out this morning. The latest tragedy comes...
  • Poll: More than half of Republicans would support postponing 2020 election

    08/12/2017 2:41:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    USA today ^ | 10th August 2017 | Jessica Estepa
    <p>A poll found that 52% of people who identify as or lean Republican said they would support postponing the 2020 election to ensure that only eligible citizens could vote if it was proposed by President Trump.</p> <p>The survey, conducted by two academics and published in the Washington Post on Thursday, interviewed a sample of 1,325 Americans from June 5-20 and focused on the 650 people who said they were or leaned toward the GOP.</p>
  • World View: China and India Prepare for Border War at Doklam Plateau

    08/12/2017 2:37:38 PM PDT · by Moorings · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/12/2017 | John J. Xenakis
    - India reinforces its military in preparation for war- Bhutan makes it clear to China that its ally is India- SCMP: China and India on brink of war that could spread to the Indian OceanAs we have been reporting, a standoff between India’s army and China’s army on Doklam plateau in the tiny country of Bhutan. China is attempting to annex the region, and on June 16 sent Chinese troops and construction workers to begin road construction. Bhutan troops tried to prevent the Chinese troop incursion, but they were overrun. India sent in its own troops, saying that it did...
  • Michelle Obama's 'nasty, rotty' school lunch guru busted for corruption

    08/12/2017 2:24:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/9/2017 | Monica Showalter
    The man who brought us the phrase "nasty, rotty" food has unsurprisingly been busted for corruption. That's one David Binkle, a former chef who bit and clawed his way to the top of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $354-million food operation, running the Michelle Obama-ordained school lunch reform that was so bad in Los Angeles that the students set up a black market in Flamin' Hot Cheetos as a substitute. His horrible operation gave us that evocative descriptor, "nasty rotty stuff," which got around. Turns out he was overpaying contractors, taking kickbacks, and billing it all to the taxpayer....
  • Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer

    08/12/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    WISH tv ^ | Vi Nguyen | 11 August 2017
    Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer!’ By Vi Nguyen Published: August 10, 2017, 7:32 pm Updated: August 11, 2017, 8:25 am MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A stabbing in Muncie on Thursday ended with a man dead and another arrested for murder. The 19-year-old suspect told police he would refer to himself as a martyr and wanted to purge the wicked. It happened a few minutes after noon Thursday at an apartment near South Franklin and West Seventh streets. Muncie police arrested Jaylin Ammon on a preliminary charge of murder. He was being held in the...
  • Ellison: Kim Jong-un ‘Acting More Responsible’ Than Trump

    08/12/2017 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Puppage · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/12/2017 | Gideon Resnick
    Atlanta, GA—Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who also serves as the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, cautioned against President Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea at the Netroots Nation conference on Friday, initially saying that the foreign leader was acting more responsibly than Trump. He later said he regretted the remarks.