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  • Stoneman Douglas: The Healing Game Gets Tested

    03/20/2018 5:03:55 AM PDT · by LRoggy
    InsideLacrosse.Com ^ | 3/19/2018 | Lee Roggenburg
    It never happens to those you know. It never happens in your area. It never happens … until it does. I've written for Florida Lacrosse News for about seven years, and it's almost always been about positive news. Of course, there's been the odd story about a program caught in an infraction and having to forfeit some games, or a coach or athletic director arrested for something, or even a star player going down injured. Nothing like this. I'm not an emotional person in general when it comes to tragedies. I turn 60 years old this year. I lost a...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Parkland shooting survivors say the NRA is "basically threatening" them

    03/19/2018 6:49:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 60 replies
    Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, survivors have mobilized the #NeverAgain movement to push for school safety and stronger gun legislation. Two vocal leaders, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, spoke with CBSN Monday to discuss the movement and why they believe they can through the partisan divide on gun control and drive real change in policy. Both Hogg and Gonzalez, who refer to themselves as members of the "mass shooting generation," say they've received death threats in response to their efforts in launching the movement. But they aren't letting threats deter...
  • Parkland students: NRA has been 'basically threatening us'

    03/19/2018 12:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Two students who survived last month’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., said Monday that the leadership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has “basically threatened” them since they started speaking out about gun violence. “I think it just goes to prove exactly what they are. I don’t think NRA members are bad people at all. I think they’re responsible gun owners that want to become politically active and make their voices heard in this democracy,” David Hogg told CBS News.
  • Prof calls conservative students a 'racist mob'

    03/19/2018 11:11:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kyle Hooten
    A controversial Florida Gulf Coast University professor who drew national media attention for his “white racism” course recently gave a lecture equating conservative students to Nazis. Professor Ted Thornhill delivered the comments during a guest appearance at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College, his former employer, where he called the institution “a violent place for people of color.”
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 19,2018

    03/19/2018 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushTalksAboutWhatHasTakenPlaceSinceFridayOfLastWeekDITTOS!
  • Rubio: McCabe Should Have Been Allowed to Retire

    03/19/2018 5:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he disagreed with how former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Sessions two days before he was eligible for his pension. Rubio said, “I don’t like the way it happened. He should have been allowed to finish through the weekend.”
  • Students calling for change after the Parkland shooting [60 Minutes Master Thespian Fails]

    03/19/2018 4:26:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    See BS "News" ^ | 3/18/18 | S Alfonsi
    .... In less than a month, the teens did what few thought possible, they changed gun laws in Florida and ignited a national movement... ....Alex Wind, a self-described theater geek, Jaclyn Corin, the junior class president, student reporter David Hogg, and senior Emma Gonzalez started what they call the never-again movement in Cameron Kasky's living room.... In three weeks, they'd convinced Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott to defy the National Rifle Association, something that hasn't happened in Florida in 20 years.... Jaclyn Corin: We can't praise them for doing what they've done because that wouldn't have stopped what happened at...
  • Stoneman Douglas survivor: 'I have no choice' but to advocate for gun control [Clipped hair One]

    03/18/2018 10:46:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19,2018 | Julia Manchester
    Stoneman Douglas survivor Emma Gonzalez said on Sunday that she has no choice but to advocate for stricter gun control laws. "I have no choice because there were CNN cameras there, and my speech was broadcast all over the country in like four seconds and I had no ideas they were going to be there, and that' I'm not upset about that..I'm never going to be the same person again," Gonzalez told "60 Minutes" on CBS.
  • 'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans

    03/18/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 126 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain some comments she made in India that had drawn criticism from Democrats and the Trump White House 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,' Clinton said in the post The ex-nominee said she wasn't trying to attack red states when she talked about how areas that went for Trump weren't as economically advantage She stood her ground - while noting...
  • Officials Wanted the Parkland Shooter Institutionalized in 2016

    03/18/2018 1:42:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    By now, it is clear that many officials either willfully ignored or missed warning signs that the mass murderer who killed 17 innocent Americans in last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida needed severe mental help. But, until today, it was never clear that anybody who had recommended Nikolas Cruz for involuntary institutionalization. The Associated Press now reports that school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended that Cruz should be "forcibly committed." "From the Associated Press: ...documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 141 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Bloomberg Pays for Failed Year Long Effort to Discredit Marion Hammer

    03/17/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Mike Spies recently spent a year investigating Marion Hammer, the legendary NRA board member and Second Amendment proponent in Florida. Michael Spies is no novice. He is a professional writer who was on the editorial board of the New Yorker for over three years. He has a Bachelors in English from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Columbia University in the City of New York. He spent nearly two years at Vocativ, leaving in June of 2015 to join The Trace, the hard-core anti-Second Amendment blog financed by Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg's paid...
  • Weekly Update: New JW Lawsuits on Dossier

    03/17/2018 9:49:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against DOJ for Documents on Top Officials’ Ties to Clinton Dossier Creator Fusion GPS Charm City Corruption: City with Highest Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, just becomes more tragic as we learn new details of the local sheriff’s department response – actually, its lack of response. This week, Judicial Watch released Broward County Sheriff’s Office...
  • Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It's Not A Growing Epidemic

    03/17/2018 8:23:54 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | march 15, 2018 | Martin Kaste
    The Parkland shooting last month has energized student activists, who are angry and frustrated over gun violence. But it's also contributed to the impression that school shootings are a growing epidemic in America. In truth, they're not. "Schools are safer today than they had been in previous decades," says James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University who has studied the phenomenon of mass murder since the 1980s. Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel crunched the numbers, and the results should come as a relief to parents.
  • Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws

    03/17/2018 7:05:16 AM PDT · by cyn · 74 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | March 16, 2018 8:30 PM E | Paula McMahon
    A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed...under the state’s new “risk protection” law... The man was also taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment under the state’s Baker Act. But the civil ruling removing his access to guns and ammunition was granted under the new legislation — which permits confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by...
  • State: Voicemail About Cracks 2 Days Before Bridge Fell

    03/16/2018 7:30:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | AP
    An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline wasn't heard by a state DOT employee until Friday because the employee was out of the office on an assignment, the agency said in an email. In a transcript released Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group says the cracking would need repairs "but from a safety perspective...
  • WATCH: David Hogg asks in new video, ‘What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?’

    03/16/2018 4:13:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 16, 2018 | Greg P.
    Stoneman Douglas HS student activist David Hogg has a new video out to promote the March 24 “March For Our Lives” in Washington, D.C. and he asks right up front, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” How adorable of him:
  • Collapsed Miami bridge was put in place WITHOUT the central tower and suspension cables [tr]

    03/16/2018 12:25:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 261 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Engineering experts say investigators looking into the collapsed ‘instant’ bridge in Miami will want to know why a central tower which is usually built to support a suspension bridge was not in place when it collapsed onto Tamiami Trail on Thursday afternoon. Last week, Florida International University’s official Twitter account posted a rendering of the bridge in its completed form as envisioned by the planners before its opening to foot traffic in early 2019. The rendering shows a tall central column with cables connecting it to the main span. Engineers say the design is known as a ‘cable-stayed bridge,’ which...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 16,2018

    03/16/2018 8:48:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushWELCOMES"OpenLineFridays"DayBeforeSt.Patrick'sDay2018DITTOS!