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  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • University announces “White Awake” safe space for white students

    09/14/2018 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    University announces “White Awake” safe space for white students Grace Gottschling Investigative Reporter @Grace_Gotcha Today at 8:52 AM EDT The new group is now one of four in the university’s “Diversity Issues” program series. The announcement has been met with wide criticism from students on social media. The University of Maryland at College Park announced Friday a new diversity support group to create a “safe space” for white students to discuss their feelings about “interactions with racial and ethnic minorities.” The support group, called “White Awake,” will help white students who may “sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before, during, or...
  • Nike stock closes at all-time high

    09/14/2018 6:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 46 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/14 | Jack Baer
    Ten days after Nike announced that Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary ad campaign, the sports apparel behemoth’s stock price closed at an all-time high on Thursday at $83.47, according to a report from Bloomberg. Nike had previously faced a noticeable dip in its stock price in the immediate aftermath of its Kaepernick announcement, dropping nearly 3 percent in the next day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. That fall has since been made up and more, with the current price slightly besting the company’s previous high of $83.00 from Wednesday...
  • Dem Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Loophole Protecting Men Caught With Child Prostitutes

    09/14/2018 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 12, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Complete Headline: Dem Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Loophole Protecting Men Caught With Child Prostitutes Because Some 12-Year-Olds 'Look Older' Democratic Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a Senate nominee, fought to protect loopholes for men caught with child prostitutes, on the grounds that some 12-year-old children can look like adults. While serving in the state legislature, Sinema argued against eliminating a loophole that allowed men caught with child prostitutes to use the child's appearance as a defense. She claimed it was "not fair" to get rid of the loophole. "As a former social worker at an elementary school, there were...
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER 13,000-YEAR-OLD BREWERY IN THE CARMEL

    09/14/2018 6:08:43 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 30 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | TAMARA ZIEVE
    Study found the earliest evidence of alcohol production in a cave in northern Israel.Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence of alcohol production, from 13,000 years ago, in the Rakefet Cave in the Carmel, Haifa University announced Thursday. The discovery was made in a joint archaeological collaboration project by Haifa University and Stanford University researchers.Archaeologists analyzed three stone mortars from the 13,000-year-old Natufian burial cave site in Israel, concluding that these mortars were used for brewing wheat/barley, as well as for food storage. The researchers explained that the earliest archaeological evidence for cereal-based brewing, even before the advent of agriculture, comes...
  • Democrat Party Pushing Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterms

    09/14/2018 5:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Democrat party has moved considerably to the left for the 2018 midterm elections.  As part of that strategy, they have wholeheartedly embraced gun control as a winning issue. Here is a Democrat strategist explaining their thoughts on July 6th. Opinion from usatoday.com: Since 1994, Democrats have shied away from gun safety believing that this fight is nearly impossible for Democrats to engage in and win because NRA supporters are more organized, energized and monetized. 2018 could finally be the end of 1994 Now, less than 125 days to another midterm election, the times they are a'changing. Obviously, there...
  • Bald eagle swoops in to join firefighters' 9/11 tribute in Minnesota

    09/14/2018 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 9 replies
    www.startribune.com ^ | 9/11/18 | Paul Walsh
    A random act of nature unfolded Tuesday when the most regal of American symbols, a bald eagle, perched atop a fire truck during a Twin Cities Sept. 11 ceremony. The unscripted landing added to the moment on the Main Street overpass above Hwy. 10 in Coon Rapids, where firefighters from various departments were paying their annual tribute to those who died 17 years ago in the coordinated terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and to the emergency responders who rushed into harm’s way. “Look what landed on top of the aerial on 9/11,” on-the-scene Andover Fire Chief Jerry Streich said...
  • Alleged Italian IS member held in Syria, say Kurds

    09/14/2018 5:04:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Yahoo News (via AFP) ^ | September 13, 2018 | AFP
    Qamishli (Syria) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the Islamic State group as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, they said Thursday. The People's Protection Units (YPG) have captured several foreign IS fighters since the jihadists' so-called caliphate collapsed nearly a year ago. "On August 27, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units, when he was trying to flee to Turkey," said the YPG. It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen known also as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir...
  • 'Young Blood' Could Effectively Reverse the Aging Process

    09/14/2018 4:45:48 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Sep 18 | Faith Moore
    Vampires, it seems, have gone mainstream. According to The New York Post, “drinking young people’s blood could help you live longer and prevent age-related diseases.” (It could also cause you to develop sensitivity to light, sleep in some unusual places, and morph into a small flying rodent, but beggars can’t be choosers.) Actually, though, the Post’s claim is somewhat misleading. Patients don’t really have to drink the blood, they can receive it via transfusion. Technology has advanced, it seems, even for vampires. Jesse Karamazin, the California "doctor" behind this anti-aging regimen, doesn’t actually have a license to practice medicine, but...
  • Yucca Mountain Halted Again as GOP Aims to Retain Senate

    09/14/2018 4:37:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 12, 2018
    Nevada’s Dean Heller among blockers this time Supporters of the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada face a familiar fate despite bipartisan momentum to restart progress on the site: Once again, their hopes appear dashed by a Silver State senator. For years the Senate spoiler was the chamber’s top Democrat, Harry Reid, who departed in 2017. This year Republican Dean Heller played the role, a vocal opponent of the project who faces an uphill re-election bid in a state that went for Hillary Clinton and Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in 2016. The outcome: Funding backed by the...
  • Leaked Video: Google Executives Admit to Importing 10K Foreign Workers to Take U.S. Jobs

    09/14/2018 4:18:32 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Silicon Valley giant Google employs nearly 10,000 foreign workers, importing them to the United States on visas, a newly leaked video obtained by Breitbart News reveals. The video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 presidential election in which President Trump historically beat out Democrat Hillary Clinton. These Google meetings occur on a weekly basis and are known inside the company as “TGIF” meetings, short for “Thank God It’s Friday.” In the Google meeting, Vice President of People Operations Eileen Naughton reveals the extent to which the tech conglomerate has imported and currently employs close...
  • Barely Coherent: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes an Appearance…

    09/14/2018 4:15:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 154 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Sundance
    A few weeks ago American media began heavily promoting a generally odd video of Supreme Court Justice doing a workout. It seemed weird. Today, the motive of putting out that video becomes transparent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Watch:
  • Licensed gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect near I-55

    09/14/2018 3:35:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 sept 2018
    A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said. Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was shot four times during the encounter near the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue during the evening rush hour, but it might have been worse if the armed citizen hadn’t stepped in, officials said. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he also engaged in...
  • FEMA staging ambulances, medical helicopters at Spartanburg airport ahead of Florence

    09/14/2018 2:45:55 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | September 13, 2018 | Dal Kalsi
    FEMA said ambulances, medical helicopters, and other emergency response vehicles from across the country are being staged at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport ahead of Hurricane Florence. More than 200 ambulances and 11 medical helicopters and the crews that man them are setting up on the airport’s runway, waiting to respond when Florence begins to take its toll on South Carolina. The emergency responders will be dispatched from the Spartanburg airport when needed.
  • Trump shares Lou Dobbs segment praising his Puerto Rico claims

    09/14/2018 2:14:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2018
    President Trump on Thursday night doubled down on his statements about the 3,000 death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year. Trump retweeted a segment from Fox Business host Lou Dobbs praising the president's statements. "The numbers were inflated and the president was right to call out the organizations who threw out science, statistics, and evidence to discredit the Trump administration," Dobbs claimed during the segment. Dobbs pointed to the source of the 3,000 number, a study from George Washington University's Milken Institute, which estimated the number of "excess deaths" that occurred from Hurricane Maria, as opposed to...
  • Barack Obama Says Not Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections Is 'Dangerous'

    09/14/2018 2:08:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    time ^ | September 13, 2018
    CLEVELAND) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message Thursday headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousand in Cleveland, Obama said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November’s midterm elections “are far more dangerous” than in the past. Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama said, “This is not normal what we’re seeing. It is radical.” He said a continuation of Republican control in Washington would threaten Medicaid, affordable health care, even democracy.
  • Election 2018: Florida Senate - Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 45%, Scott (R) 44%

    09/14/2018 1:49:54 AM PDT · by familyop · 63 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and retiring Republican Governor Rick Scott are in a virtual tie in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Florida. The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone and online survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Nelson with 45% support to Scott’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm, still packing winds of 90 mph

    09/13/2018 10:45:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | 11:52pm | David K. Li
    Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm late Thursday night, as it approached shore — but officials warned it was still very dangerous.
  • Large Cat Sightings Continue In Monroe, Sumner Counties(suburban Nashville)

    09/13/2018 9:49:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    News channel 5 ^ | 9/12-15/18 | Conte
    WESTMORELAND, Tenn. - A string of mountain lion sightings across this area have left some residents on edge and now another sighting of the incredibly large cat has been caught on a trail camera. Eric Flitcroft owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner Counties. One of Eric’s friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera setup in the woods that is motion activated. Last week, Eric was looking through still images on the camera when in between images of deer and bobcats he spotted what wildlife official believe could...
  • China promotes anti-Trump book (Bill Gertz article)

    09/13/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2018 | Bill Gertz
    China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called “Fear.” Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6. The book derides Mr. Trump as unhinged and claims there has been an administration coup d’etat by senior aides, who conspired against the president and blocked his policies. Please see link for full article.