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  • Pro-Bernie Sanders group cancels Hillary Clinton protest (@ Rutgers)

    03/19/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/18 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    WASHINGTON — A pro-Bernie Sanders group has canceled an anti-Hillary Clinton protest, its organizer told NBC News on Monday. The event, created by the leader of a local chapter of Our Revolution, prompted backlash from Clinton allies, leading Sanders' top adviser to condemn it and disassociate his boss from the group, which grew out of Sanders presidential campaign. **SNIP** On Monday morning, Our Revolution’s high command called Faden, who then told NBC News she would cancel the event and was working to remove it from the website and Facebook. "I’m still going to go myself, just as a private citizen,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg AFB, California ~ 20 March 2018

    03/19/2018 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe and the Canteen Crew
    ​     ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CaliforniaVandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 9.2 miles northwest of Lompoc, California. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V, Delta IV and now SpaceX's Falcon). Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation...
  • Cornell Students to Protest NRA by Flooding Organization’s Facebook Comment Section

    03/19/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 45 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03/19/18 | By Shruti Juneja
    <p>Amid national and local uproar over gun violence, Justin Langfan is leading an effort to tackle the issue from a different approach: using mass social action to “revolutionize our politics.”</p> <p>“The NRA has said that ‘people who are dangerous should not have access to firearms.’ If the NRA believes this statement, why is it against implementing background checks for the 22% of gun purchases that don’t require them? #JoinUsandPostThis”</p>
  • Tech stocks are flashing a warning sign similar to before the dot-com bubble popped

    03/19/2018 4:22:37 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Mar 18 | Jeff Cox
    • Price performance difference between tech and utilities has spread lately to a level nearly as wide as when the dotcom bubble burst. • "The obsession with dot-com stocks in the late-1990s has been replaced today by a fascination with FANG stocks," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group. Price performance between the two sectors has spread lately to a gap not quite as wide as during the bubble, but close. Using a measure called the "Popular/Panned Ratio", Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, sees danger signs growing for the bull market that began...
  • Executive Order on Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela

    03/19/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 29 replies ^ | March 19, 2018 | DONALD J. TRUMP
    All transactions related to, provision of financing for, and other dealings in, by a United States person or within the United States, any digital currency, digital coin, or digital token, that was issued by, for, or on behalf of the Government of Venezuela on or after January 9, 2018, are prohibited as of the effective date of this order
  • Close to 800,000 illegals netted, 200,000 deported

    03/19/2018 11:25:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Saudi Gazette report ^ | March 19, 2018
    RIYADH — As many as 793,421 expatriates living in the country in violation of the residency and labor regulations have been arrested so far in a nationwide crackdown that was launched on Nov. 15, 2017, as part of a Nation Without Illegal Expats campaign. According to campaign officials, 196,343 of the detainees have been deported to their respective countries. Giving a breakdown of the detainees, they said 567,426 of the detainees had violated the residency law, 158,241 the labor laws and 67,754 the border security system. They said 11,084 people were caught trying to infiltrate into the Kingdom from its...
  • Adrian Lamo, Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning, Dies (suspiciously) at 37

    03/18/2018 8:55:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nina Golgowski
    Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks, was found dead in an apartment in Wichita, Kansas, last week, according to local reports. Lamo, whose cause of death has yet to be reported but has been deemed unsuspicious by police, was 37, the Wichita Eagle reported. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and [acquaintances] that he is dead,” his father, Mario Lamo, posted on Facebook on Friday. “A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son.” Lamo...
  • D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’

    03/18/2018 5:33:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Peter Lemon ~ 19 March 2018

    03/18/2018 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!   ~ Hall of Heroes ~Peter Lemon Info from here and here.              Peter Charles Lemon (born June 5, 1950) is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He received the award for his actions on April 1, 1970 while serving in Tay Ninh province during the Vietnam War. Lemon is the...
  • Custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

    03/18/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/18 | Mercedes Leguizamon, Tina Burnside
    (CNN) - While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said.
  • Schumer: Trump 'floating trial balloons about derailing' Mueller probe

    03/18/2018 10:00:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/18 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that President Trump is "floating trial balloons about derailing" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Schumer added in a statement that Republicans have an obligation to ensure that the special counsel can continue his investigation into Russia's election interference and any ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow after the president questioned the makeup of Mueller’s team. "Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that cannot be crossed," the New...
  • Turkish ID found on Jerusalem terrorist

    03/18/2018 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/18
    Turkish identification papers have been found on the terrorist who was reportedly eliminated by security forces after he stabbed a security guard on Hagai Street in Jerusalem's Old City. .....
  • Congress should 'speak out' on Russia probe, 'don’t wait for crisis': House Democrat (Schiff)

    03/18/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/18/18 | Quinn Scanlan
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that congressional members need to “speak out” now about the importance of maintaining the special counsel’s Russia investigation, before there’s a “constitutional crisis.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. “What would happen if the president” fired special counsel Robert Mueller? Stephanopoulos asked.
  • PETER HITCHENS: The 'patriotic' thought police came for Corbyn. You are next

    03/18/2018 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    Is THIS a warning? In the past few days I have begun to sense a dangerous and dark new intolerance in the air, which I have never experiences before. An unbidden instinct tells me to be careful what I say or write, in case it ends badly for me. How badly? That is the trouble. I am genuinely unsure. I have been to too many countries where free speech is dangerous. But I have always assumed that there was no real risk here. Now, several nasty trends have come together. The treatment of Jeremy Corbyn, both by politicians and many...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas that’s maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ The Greatest ~ 18 March 2018

    03/17/2018 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
          THE GREATEST Greatest handicap..........Fear Greatest mistake..........Giving up Greatest stumbling block..........Ego Easiest to do..........Find Fault Top comfort..........Work well done Greatest need..........Common sense Best gift..........Forgiveness Greatest resource..........FAITH    
  • No charges for woman who fatally shot I-5 driver during road-rage incident, prosecutors say

    03/17/2018 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 104 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 3/17/18 | Alexis Krell
    A woman who fatally shot a man on a shoulder of Interstate 5 during a road-rage incident last month will not be charged, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. The 23-year-old woman acted in self defense, prosecutors said. The News Tribune has chosen not to publish her name because she was never arrested or charged with a crime. Witnesses said the man, 60-year-old Bruce W. Jones, was upset with how the woman was driving her motorcycle Feb. 8 on the southbound freeway near the King-Pierce County line in Milton. He tried to box the woman in with his 2016...
  • Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired

    03/16/2018 8:05:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2018 | Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson
    McCabe hit back in a fiery response of his own. "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally," McCabe said. "It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy St Patrick's Day Tunes!! ~ 17 March 2018

    03/16/2018 6:00:44 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 196 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen DJs
    ​ The FReeper Canteen presents...    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Happy St Patrick's Day!! ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l...
  • Wake up Britain or perish a starving shivering death

    03/16/2018 4:22:05 PM PDT · by citizen · 40 replies
    Ice Age Now blog ^ | 2 March 2018 | John A Brown
    [snip] For Pete’s sake get a grip. Three days of inclement weather and the country grinds to a halt. Before I was born in 1965 there were two notable winters with severe weather, 1947 and 1962 – 1963. Although the country did eventually succumb to the harsh winter conditions in 1947 and well as the winter of 1962 -63 it has to be noted that they succumbed in weeks not a matter of days. My own personal view on the matter, and I could be wrong, is that years ago people weren’t as affluent as they are now. Personal transport...