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  • Here come the Marines: More than 1,500 crack US troops slip into Darwin...

    04/23/2018 9:29:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 24th April 2018 | Stephen Gibbs
    More than 1,500 United States Marines have slipped quietly into Darwin for their latest Australian deployment and are about to make a lot of noise. Elements of the 2018 Marine Rotational Force - Darwin (MRF-D) began arriving in the Top End without publicity earlier this month as the wet season in the Northern Territory ended. This year the force will include 1,587 Marines, eight MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, an artillery battery of six M777 howitzers and a number of fearsome UH-1Y Venom helicopters. Most of the troops have come from bases in Okinawa and California. All of them noticed the...
  • Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

    04/23/2018 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | April 23 2018 | JAMES ANDERSON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party’s primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.
  • The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

    04/23/2018 8:40:44 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun. Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.
  • Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns

    04/23/2018 8:18:40 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 34 replies
    Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy. Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder
  • Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

    04/23/2018 7:46:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.
  • Supreme Court justices to weigh in on Trump’s powers with travel ban case

    04/23/2018 6:56:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Much of president’s agenda is riding on outcome of caseWhat the Supreme Court does with President Trump’s travel ban case, which reaches the justices this week, is likely to determine whether courts across the country give him the usual deference due a president and allow him leeway to pursue his immigration crackdown — or whether they join the anti-Trump resistance determined to thwart him at every turn. From battles in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania over sanctuary cities, to illegal immigrant teens gaining abortion rights, to the border wall, to Mr. Trump’s attempts to limit some paths to legal immigration and...
  • Finland ends universal basic income experiment

    04/23/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-23-2018 | James Crisp
    inland has decided to end its experiment with a universal basic income, in which people are paid an unconditional salary by the state instead of benefits. The idea of a universal basic income has high-profile champions such as Richard Branson, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the Finnish government's enthusiasm for a pilot scheme, a European first which garnered worldwide attention, is petering out. Calls for extra funding for it were rejected and the two year trial will not be extended after next year.
  • 'This YETI ain't ready:' SC man explodes YETI cooler after NRA said company severed ties

    04/23/2018 6:15:51 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 44 replies
    WIS TV ^ | April 23rd 2018 | Brad Dickerson and Rob Blomquist
    HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A Hartsville man wasn’t happy when the popular cooler maker YETI appeared to cut ties with the National Rifle Association. So, he decided to take his frustration out on his YETI cooler by blowing it up. Bryan Atkinson posted a Facebook Live video to his page on Monday that shows him destroying a YETI cooler that was full of Tannerite, a brand of patented explosive targets. “There’s the famous YETI. There’s the famous 22 pounds of Tannerite. This YETI ain’t ready,” Atkinson said in the video. Two men load the cooler into a truck and take...
  • Howard Dean Compares Trump’s Voter Base to Neo-Nazis Burning Swastikas

    04/23/2018 6:11:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Howard Dean Compares Trump’s Voter Base to Neo-Nazis Burning Swastikas BY: Cameron Cawthorne April 23, 2018 8:33 pm Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean on Monday equated President Donald Trump's voter base to Neo-Nazis burning a swastika down in Georgia over the weekend. Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, quote-tweeted a tweet by women's rights activist Amy Siskind that included a link to an article about Neo-Nazis who gathered for a rally over the weekend in Newnan, Georgia. "Trump base voters," Dean tweeted. Trump base voters. https://t.co/MIuradRgLw — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 23, 2018 "The neo-Nazi rally on Saturday...
  • DHS Describes Plan to Cut H-1B Outsourcing, Raise Graduates’ Salaries

    04/23/2018 5:52:20 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    President Donald Trump’s deputies are planning to shrink the H-1B program and force companies to pay higher wages to American graduates, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security. The huge H-1B outsourcing program — which now keeps a population of at least 460,000 non-immigrant foreign graduates in U.S. professional jobs — would be shrunk by narrowing the law’s definition of “specialty occupations,” according to the agency document provided to Breitbart News. The proposed change is huge, said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. “If Trump can get done what is in that letter, I think it will...
  • North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash

    04/23/2018 5:08:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 24, 2018
    North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express “deep sympathy” over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two, the North’s state media said on Tuesday. “He said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart and that he couldn’t control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives,” the North’s central news agency said. The accident occurred on Sunday when a bus crashed off a...
  • Net Neutrality Won't Disappear on Monday — Here's Why

    04/23/2018 5:03:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/18 | Mary von Aue
    Parts of the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of net neutrality is slated to take effect on April 23, causing worry among internet users who fear the worst from their internet service providers. However, many experts believe there won’t be immediate changes come Monday, but that ISPs will wait until users aren’t paying attention to make their move. In December, the Republican-led FCC repealed net neutrality protections that were first set up under the Obama Administration. The repeal did away with rules that inhibited ISPs from slowing down access or prioritizing their own content, and quickly became a point of contention...
  • Afghanistan war veteran pens scathing open letter blasting new Australian Army chief...

    04/23/2018 5:02:17 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 23rd April 2018 | Adam McCleery
    An Afghanistan War veteran has savaged the Chief of Army's directive that all 'death iconology' be banned from use in the Australian Army. Lieutenant General Angus John Campbell said icons like the skull mask and Grim Reaper were 'arrogant and ill-considered' and 'eroded the ethos of the Army'. However former 2RAR Platoon Sergeant Justin Huggett has written an open letter to General Campbell after learning about the new directive and ban. Mr Huggett is a veteran of the Afghanistan War where he was awarded the Army's Medal of Gallantry. 'As a soldier that served under you at the 2nd Battalion,...
  • (Pro-2A Student) Kyle Kashuv Interrogated By Broward County Deputies After Range Trip

    04/23/2018 4:33:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 130 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/23/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Kyle Kashuv is a Parkland student who, just like Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, was at Douglas High School the day Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 of his classmates. Unlike Gonzalez and Hogg and many other Douglas survivors, Kashuv has been a lone, persistent student voice in favor of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Despite his support for the right to keep and bear arms, Kashuv didn’t own a firearm and had never fired one. That changed over the weekend when he went to a range with his father. He tweeted stills and video of the range session. As...
  • Mark Levin and His "Great Patriot"

    04/23/2018 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 23, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    For our non-American readers, I should explain that Mark Levin is one of the most successful radio hosts in the United States. In fact, a few days ago he was nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame. I also want to re-emphasize what I said last week: I did not pick a fight with CRTV. They picked a fight with me - and two judges have now ruled that they lost, comprehensively. The day after the New York Supreme Court confirmed my victory over CRTV, Mark Levin took to his radio show and gave a leisurely retrospective of the...
  • MSNBC Guest: Porn Star Jessica Drake’s Decision to Accuse Trump “Not About Money”

    04/23/2018 4:12:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On MSNBC this evening, Prof. Christina Greer flatly claimed that Jessica Drake’s decision to make accusations against President Trump at this time [Gloria Allred in tow] is “not about money.” Greer also asserted that the “vast majority” of women alleging sexual harassment or assault are telling the truth. Said Greer: “The vast majority of women who have said that someone has either sexually assaulted them or sexually harassed them, the vast majority are not lying . . . What does she have to gain? It’s not about money . . . The women who speak out against incredibly powerful men,...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in intensive care unit.

    04/23/2018 3:58:25 PM PDT · by oxcart · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/23/2018
    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston and is in the intensive care unit, according to CNN. This coming just days after former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday. Advertisement A family spokesman said he was admitted to the hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. A statement said he appears to be recovering.
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in intensive care unit

    04/23/2018 3:55:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 58 replies
    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston and is in the intensive care unit, according to CNN.
  • Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods.

    04/23/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    W7VOA News (Via Twitter) ^ | 4-3-18 | Steve Herman‏
    Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods. – at South Lawn - White House https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988538307930976257 Video at this link https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/988533784956956672
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorses Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 3:45:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Axios ^ | 23 Apr 2018 | Alayna Treene
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State 11-9-1 on Monday, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul who flipped from opposing to supporting his nomination. Why it matters: At one point, it appeared that Pompeo did not have the votes for a favorable recommendation from the committee, which would have marked the first time in nearly 100 years they voted against a Secretary of State nominee. But with the endorsement in tact, Pompeo's nomination is now headed to the Senate floor for a full vote, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ensured a smooth...