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  • DA weighs in after Tennessee trooper is accused of groping woman during traffic stop

    03/07/2018 1:00:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 6, 2018
    A district attorney's office in Tennessee says the actions of a trooper who allegedly groped a woman during a traffic stop and pulled her over again three hours later were "inconsistent with his training," CBS Knoxville affiliate WVLT-TV reports. "Our review of this matter revealed that Trooper Lloyd's actions were inconsistent with his training and Tennessee Department of Safety General Orders," said a release late last week from the Office of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General's office. It also said, however, it does not believe the trooper's actions during the encounter with the woman "form the basis for any...
  • In Defense of 'Gunsplaining'

    03/07/2018 12:34:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 6, 2018 | Christian Britschgi
    <p>Pedantry may be annoying, but sloppy firearms legislation is a lot worse.</p> <p>"Fish oil or omega-3 supplements won't help people with heart disease," writes nutritionist Alice Callahan in Lifehacker. Her source is a recent JAMA Cardiology meta-study that looked at 10 trials with a total of 77, 917 participants and found that "supplementation with marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids for a mean of 4.4 years had no significant association with reductions in fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or any major vascular events."</p>
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Interview With Maria Bartiromo…

    03/07/2018 11:54:50 AM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    Maria Bartiromo interviews Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to discuss Gary Cohn’s departure from President Trump’s National Economic Council (NEC). {Deep Dive Here} Secretary Mnuchin talks about the larger MAGAnomic objectives, and the transition of the administration into ‘policy phase-2’ with all attention now focused on Main Street. Great Interview: ♦Economic Patriotism – ‘America First’: √ Unleash energy development. Drive down energy costs. Lower cost-of-living. √ Eliminate regulatory stranglehold. Unleash free market entrepreneurial expansion. √ Lower corporate tax burden. Position business investment ‘best bet’ domestically. √ Generate investment expansion. Create: jobs, jobs, jobs. √ Generate higher labor demand. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs =...
  • Why did Auburn grad kill himself in front of the White House?

    03/07/2018 10:46:42 AM PST · by bitt · 67 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 |
    Cameron Ross Burgess, known as just Cam to many friends, was a normal college student at Auburn University who liked to travel to the beach, watch movies and play video games, a former college friend said. "We were good friends in college," said Chris Call, in an interview with "He liked to joke around. He was kind, had an infectious laugh."
  • Updated: Charges filed in Pine View bomb scare; more possible in relation to ISIS flag incident

    03/07/2018 9:13:00 AM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    StGeorgeUtah.Com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Mori Kessler
    ST. GEORGE – Students filled the football field at Pine View High Monday afternoon after being evacuated from the school while police investigated a possible bomb threat. A juvenile suspect who was questioned by police in the immediate aftermath of the threat has been arrested and placed in juvenile detention, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley confirmed late Monday. ___________________________________________ UPDATE March 6, 12:05 p.m. St. George Police Department posted on their Facebook page that the juvenile is being charged with “manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction prohibited,” adding that more charges may...
  • Kurds pull back from ISIS fight in Syria, saying they feel let down by U.S.

    03/07/2018 8:12:38 AM PST · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/6/2018 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — U.S.-allied forces in eastern Syria said Tuesday that they are withdrawing from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State in order to battle the United States’ NATO ally Turkey elsewhere in the country, jeopardizing the fight against the militants. Citing disappointment with the United States, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they were pulling fighters off the front lines in the province of Deir al-Zour, where Islamic State fighters have been putting up a fierce fight in a pocket of territory on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. The holdouts there are thought...
  • Norfolk Republicans' meeting devolves into angry dispute, prompting a call to police

    03/07/2018 5:47:48 AM PST · by Sam_Damon · 16 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Bartel
    Highlights of Norfolk Republicans’ Saturday breakfast meeting: yelling, angry obscenities, pushing, shoving, threats of fisticuffs, cops being called and the restaurant owner permanently banning the group. “It was ridiculous,” acknowledged Tom Cherry, Norfolk GOP chairman who leaves the post in April and was at the center of the fracas. “It kind of got uncivil. ... I’m over this. It’s like gutter politics.”
  • Johnson ousts Reyna in DA race(Waco)

    03/07/2018 4:13:30 AM PST · by Elderberry · 17 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/6/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Barry Johnson ousted two-term incumbent Abel Reyna as McLennan County district attorney, in a contentious race played out under the dark specter of the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout. Johnson, 61, who practiced personal injury law in Dallas for 30 years before moving back to McLennan County last year, got 10,347 votes for 59.9 percent of the vote to Reyna’s 6,930 for 40.1 percent. Johnson is a Waco native and son of Judge Joe N. Johnson, who served as justice of the peace for 24 years and judge of Waco’s 170th State District Court for 24 years. Johnson promised to serve...
  • Broward sheriff's captain who gave initial order to 'stage' not enter Stoneman Douglas is ID'd

    03/07/2018 1:14:34 AM PST · by aquila48 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Matt Finn
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has identified to Fox News the captain who, according to sources, directed responding deputies and units to “stage” or form a “perimeter” outside Stoneman Douglas High School, instead of rushing immediately into the building, as the mass shooting unfolded there. Multiple law enforcement and official sources said the commands in the initial moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire would go against all training which instructs first responders to “go, go, go” until the shooter is neutralized. As law enforcement arrived, the shooter’s identity and exact location were still unknown. Multiple sources told Fox News...
  • Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market

    03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    SF CBS ^ | March 4, 2018
    More than a century after San Francisco’s deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The long-lost find portrays some of the city’s post-quake decimation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed, the Chronicle said Saturday. Much of the city was flattened and thousands were killed in the so-called “Great Quake” and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906. The nitrate film reel discovered at San...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Planet Are You From Quiz - Wednesday, March 6, 2018

    03/06/2018 6:00:19 PM PST · by LUV W · 129 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, March 5, 2018 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Now There's a Play Called 'Kill Climate Deniers,' Because Why Not

    03/06/2018 3:16:36 PM PST · by Salman · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jim Treacher
    ... Now, I tend to be a small-l libertarian about these sorts of things. I think you should be able to espouse any ridiculous conspiracy theory you want, even if it involves the belief that people are destroying the planet by leaving their phone chargers plugged in when not in use. That's fine. You're entitled to your religious views, no matter how stupid and insane they may be. And I don't think anybody will be inspired to actually kill climate skeptics just because they saw a play called Kill Climate Deniers. I don't believe that movies or video games or...
  • Italy Elects its First Black Senator: Toni Iwobi of the (Anti-Immigration) League

    03/06/2018 1:16:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Italy has elected the first black senator in its history, it was announced on Tuesday, and he belongs to the anti-immigration League. Toni Iwobi, of Spirano in Lombardy, announced "with great emotion" on his Facebook page that he had been elected to the senate in Italy's general election. "After more than 25 years of fighting as part of the League's big family, I'm about to start another great adventure," Iwobi wrote, going on to thank leader Matteo Salvini and his other fellow party members. "I'm ready, friends," Iwobi said. Iwobi, 62, was born in Nigeria and came to Italy on...
  • Reddit Admits Hosting Russian Propaganda

    03/06/2018 12:54:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/6
    Reddit has become the latest social-media platform to admit that Russian propaganda was used on its site during the 2016 US presidential election. It follows leaks from news site The Daily Beast showing a Russian troll farm active on the website. Co-founder Steve Huffman said that it had removed "a few hundred accounts" suspected of being of Russian origin. In a blogpost, he said "indirect propaganda", which was more complex to spot and stop, was the biggest issue. "For example, the Twitter account @TEN_GOP is now known to be run by a Russian agent. Its tweets were amplified by thousands...
  • Aramco IPO Venue in the Balance as Saudi Prince Embarks on Trip

    03/06/2018 12:35:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/6 | Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler, Yara Bayoumy2
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s upcoming trip to Britain and the United States could shape the decision on where to list oil giant Aramco, at a time when sources say the chances of London and New York hosting the IPO appear to be receding. The two leading financial centers have long been the clear frontrunners to host the international leg of the flotation, alongside a Riyadh listing. Yet this may no longer be the case as Hong Kong is emerging as an increasingly likely compromise because Riyadh wants to help Asian nations that are expected to become “cornerstone” investors,...
  • Secret al-Qaeda Memo: We Must Recruit and Manipulate ‘Ignorant’ Muslims

    03/06/2018 12:25:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 February 2018
    In the series of Abbottabad files, discovered in Osama bin Laden's house which was raided by the US military in Abbottabad, northern Pakistan in 2011, one document has exposed particularly sensitive information. It reveals that al-Qaeda targeted “common” and “ignorant” recruits worldwide, as stated by the group’s Libyan military commander Abu Yahya al-Libi. Abu Yahya was al-Qaeda’s second-in-command after Ayman al-Zawahri and was killed in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. The document dated Monday, 29 March, 2010 was an internal bulletin sent to al-Qaeda members. It read: “Warning: To be published among the media,...
  • Media Fight For Democrats In Washington Leak Wars (Good Read)

    03/06/2018 12:12:53 PM PST · by mojito · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/6/2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...It is a weird thing to watch the media uncritically receive and regurgitate dozens of leaks — all of them out of context, some of them downright false — from Rep. Adam Schiff and his team and then write up that the other side is leaking. This is particularly bizarre given the general lack of leaks coming from House Permanent Select Committee Republicans. At the very least it’s worth noting that there were no leaks from Intelligence Committee Republicans about their 4-page memo alleging FISA abuses, even as the agencies and Democrats on the committee put out anticipatory leaks to...
  • Pepe the Frog Artist Suing InfoWars for Copyright Infringement

    03/06/2018 11:51:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | MARCH 06, 2018 | Eriq Gardner
    Matt Furie says his "peaceful frog-dude" was co-opted in a poster featuring Pepe alongside InfoWars founder Alex Jones, President Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. Matt Furie says his "peaceful frog-dude" was co-opted in a poster featuring Pepe alongside InfoWars founder Alex Jones, President Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. The legal campaign to take Pepe the Frog back from the alt-right is now in California federal court as artist Matt Furie has filed a copyright lawsuit against InfoWars. Furie says he created Pepe as a "peaceful frog-dude" at the beginning of the century with the catchphrase, "Feels good man."...
  • France to Set Legal Age of Sexual Consent as 15

    03/06/2018 11:06:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape. Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts. Currently, prosecutors must prove sex with someone under 15 was forced in order to bring rape charges. The change comes amid uproar over two recent cases of men accused of having sex with 11-year-old girls. Under the existing legislation, if there is no violence or coercion proved, offenders may only be charged with sexual abuse of a minor and not rape. This...
  • ATF special agent talks to Victor students about 2nd Amendment

    03/06/2018 4:48:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    Canandaigua NY Messenger Post ^ | 03/06/18 | Denise Champagne
    VICTOR — Sean Martineck...(spoke to) the government class of Victor Senior High School teacher Mike Myers ... on ... the ...serious topic of gun violence, the Second Amendment and getting illegal guns off the streets — something that takes up a great deal of his time as a special agent for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, assigned to the Violent Crime Task Force in the Rochester satellite office. Martineck read (the Second Amendment), noting it was passed in 1791. “What did our Founding Fathers mean by that?” he asked. “Do you think our Founding Fathers envisioned...