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  • Gunmaker Remington filing for bankruptcy

    02/13/2018 2:39:52 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/18 | Richard Morgan
    Remington Outdoor announced plans to file for bankruptcy on Monday, succumbing to a “Trump slump” that whacked sales by 30 percent in its most recent quarter.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 13, 2018

    02/13/2018 2:20:19 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Obama Portrait Artist Kehinde Wiley Once Painted Black Women Decapitating White Women

    02/13/2018 1:59:47 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 53 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02/12/2018 | Jon Levine
    “In Wiley’s rendering, Judith is depicted as a black woman and Holofernes as a white woman.” “Fans of the Obama portrait will recognize Wiley’s photo-realistic human figures, distinct colors and prominent use of floral backgrounds.” “Wiley translates this image of a courageous, powerful woman into a contemporary version that resonates with fury and righteousness.”
  • "Obit bandit" broke into homes while owners were at funerals, police say

    02/13/2018 1:44:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2-11-18 | CBS News
    BARNSTABLE, Mass. -- Police have arrested a man dubbed the "obit bandit" who allegedly broke into multiple homes while grieving residents were attending funerals and wakes, CBS Boston reports. Randy Brunelle, 35, was previously found guilty in 2012 of breaking into the home of a Sandwich police officer while he attended his mother's funeral. Brunelle served 18 months in jail for the crime. Since his release, police say Brunelle has used the same technique to burglarize other homes. On Friday night, police say they followed Brunelle's Honda Civic while detectives went to the homes of residents who were attending funeral...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses The Curious Susan Rice Email…

    02/13/2018 12:16:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies ^ | 2/12/18 | sundance
    Senator Lindsey Graham (U-DC) appears on Fox News to discuss the curious Susan Rice email to herself on inauguration day. “by the book” Strangely, Lindsey Graham spoke the truth.
  • IOC Demands Removal Of Statue Of Liberty From USA Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks

    02/13/2018 12:06:48 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Anderson
    <p>Well this is certainly dumb. The International Olympic Committee wants two members of the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team to remove images of the Statue of Liberty from their goalie masks. Why? Apparently it’s a little too political for the IOC, which is the one of the most political (and corrupt) organizations around. This is kind of like Planned Parenthood being upset that someone has an extremist position or the Democratic Party complaining that a group is too full of shit. Oh wait, both of those things happen all the time.</p>
  • U.S. Coalition Kills Russians in Airstrikes Against Assad Supporters in Syria, Reports Say

    02/12/2018 11:53:29 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 141 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/12/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    The Conflict Intelligence Team found the Russians "may have fought alongside pro-Russia separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine prior to joining the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and other insurgents challenging Assad's rule in Syria." The group also found Russians killed "appeared to have joined the Wagner Group, a private paramilitary company, before traveling to fight in Syria. Last October, ISIS released a video showing two Russian-speaking men the militants claimed to have captured, and subsequent research showed the two men were likely Wagner Group members fighting in Syria." "While the total number of 'Wagner' operatives killed in...
  • Liberals Celebrate Vanessa Trump’s Powdered Hate Mail Scare

    02/12/2018 11:05:40 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2018
    Verified left-wing users on Twitter celebrated the hospitalization of Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, after she opened a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. which contained an unknown white powder. Following the incident, journalist and producer Simon Thompson asked whether Vanessa Trump had to be “decontaminated” because of the white powder or because she’d “come into contact with Trump Jr.”
  • F-35B jets eyed to defend remote isles/Fighters also mulled for MSDF’s Izumo ship (Japan)

    02/12/2018 10:12:53 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | February 12, 2018
    The government is considering operating F-35B fighter jets from about fiscal 2026, in an effort to utilize airports on remote islands and thereby improve the nation’s capability to defend the isles, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Considered the most advanced stealth fighters, F-35Bs are currently operated by the U.S. military based in Japan. The Japanese government is also eyeing the operation of the fighters on Izumo, the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s largest-class destroyer and which Tokyo is considering remodeling into an aircraft carrier, according to government sources. The government has decided to introduce 42 F-35A fighter jets — which are capable...
  • Air Force to upgrade capabilities according to needs, threats (Taiwan considering F-15, F-18?)

    02/12/2018 10:08:34 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    FOCUS TAIWAN ^ | 2018/02/13 | Lu Hsin-hui and Kuan-lin Liu
    Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force sidestepped speculation Tuesday that it is looking to purchase F-15 or F-18 fighter aircraft from the U.S., saying only that plans to bolster defense capabilities will depend on present combat needs and perceived future threats. On Sunday, Taiwanese news website Up Media reported that the Air Force is planning to purchase the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet to strengthen its defense capabilities and counter China's Russia-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft. The report said Taiwan and the U.S. have had preliminary discussions about the purchase, and retired models such...
  • German journalist: More and more citizens wake up and realize something is totally wrong here

    02/12/2018 9:57:07 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 80 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | Feb. 4, 2018 | Voice of Europe
    Merkel herself did not act on humanitarian grounds when she decided to let these people through to us. She thought it was an opportune way to supplement her image given the current mood in the country, which was very pro-refugee. Many people, including me, thought it was the right decision in this exceptional situation to allow a limited number of people to come here for a short time. Nobody guessed that this “state of emergency” would become permanent, not even the Chancellor and the government itself. Die Welt journalist Robin Alexander revealed in retrospect in his book “The Driven” that...
  • Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Kelli Ward to hold joint rally in Scottsdale

    02/12/2018 9:40:30 PM PST · by KC Burke · 28 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 2/12/2018 | KTAR
    PHOENIX – Sen. Rand Paul will join Dr. Kelli Ward and her supporters in a joint rally in Scottsdale later this month, according to a release. The event is being held to support Ward’s candidacy to replace Sen. Jeff Flake in Senate, who announced in October that he would retire and not seek re-election in the upcoming Republican primary. Paul’s involvement in the rally will be his latest show of support for Ward, who has also been recognized by President Donald Trump on Twitter.
  • Why one Philly elementary school is paying kids not to fight

    02/12/2018 9:25:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Why one Philly elementary school is paying kids not to fight Updated: February 11, 2018 — 7:26 AM EST by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer @newskag | Mikel Lindsay is acutely aware what the world thinks of him — a 14-year-old attending a public school in a particularly tough corner of Philadelphia. “People look at me and say, ‘You should be fighting,'” said Lindsay, an eighth grader at Mitchell Elementary at 55th Street and Kingsessing Avenue. But that’s not him, Lindsay said. And this year, he’s proving it. He’s part of an eighth-grade class whose principal is attempting an...
  • Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

    02/12/2018 8:47:24 PM PST · by Borges · 40 replies
    AP- AJC ^ | 2/12/2018
    Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95. Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last three decades Karon Kate Blackwell by his side, Allen's spokeswoman Candi Cazau told The Associated press. Allen, known for his greeting and catchphrase "hello dere," was a living link late in life to a generation of long-dead superstars with whom he shared a stage, including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne...
  • Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

    02/12/2018 8:45:00 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    With each mass shooting, calls rise from gun control advocates for tighter rules on firearms. The go-to policy prescription involves background checks. But a measure passed by the House and being considered in the Senate to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would not only fail to fix major flaws in the system but would also probably introduce new ones.
  • In Defense of Jeff Sessions

    02/12/2018 8:36:19 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 82 replies
    February 12, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Like I assume many of you, I've spend much of the past year boiling with anger towards Jeff Sessions. He first got caught like a deer in the headlights with respect to the biggest issue facing the Trump Presidency, somehow not managing to remember critical events. Then he recuses himself from the Russia investigation, leaving Trump to the wolves, i.e. Obama Deep State holdovers infesting the Department of Justice, intent on destroying his Presidency. As a literal soft coup attempt against a sitting President seems to be progressing in plain view underneath his command, he seems completely asleep at the...
  • Was Clinton attack dog Sidney Blumenthal involved in launch of Russia collusion investigation?

    02/12/2018 8:01:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    A name long associated with the Clinton machine has surfaced as a behind-the-scenes figure in the Trump-Russia collusion story, prompting some to speculate that the investigation began at least partly as a dirty tricks operation. Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton loyalist from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency up through Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, was identified by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as a source of anti-Trump information passed to the FBI through the State Department. The information is believed to have played a role in the FBI’s launching of the collusion probe that is now in the hands of Special Counsel...
  • Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

    02/12/2018 7:40:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 12 at 7:14 PM | Tracy Jan, Caitlin Dewey, Amy Goldstein and Jeff Stein
    The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions. The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do. The changes call on lawmakers to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and transform the rest of that...
  • Abbas Tells Putin: 'We Refuse to Cooperate With U.S. in Any Form'; Putin: Trump Sends Best Wishes

    02/12/2018 7:35:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Putin mentioned the call with Trump at the start of his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. He said: "Naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement" and told Abbas: "I would like to convey to you his best wishes." Putin met Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu exactly two weeks ago in Moscow. Russia has managed to maintain robust relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority government, as well as Israeli rivals Syria and Iran.

    02/12/2018 7:25:13 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 52 replies ^ | February 12, 2018
    A judge on Monday awarded a total of $6.75 million to artists whose famous graffiti work was erased by the owner of the former 5Pointz Building in Queens. The award will be dished out to the 21 artists for various amounts, with one artist, Jonathan Cohen, expected to receive more than $1 million.