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  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>
  • Irish PM is labeled an 'airhead' as May says he CAN'T ban British planes from flying over country…

    07/20/2018 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:49 EDT, 20 July 2018 | James Tapsfield and David Churchill
    Leo Varadkar was branded an “airhead” today as Downing Street dismissed his extraordinary threat to “ban” British aircraft from Irish airspace in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Irish PM was slapped down by Theresa May’s spokeswoman over the saber-rattling — which is being seen as tit-for-tat for the UK reclaiming control over its territorial waters. As the row raged, Mrs. May urged the EU to take a more “practical” approach to the negotiations — insisting her Chequers plan offered a “comprehensive” solution to the need to avoid a hard Irish border. And No. 10 gave short shrift to...
  • Brewing Company Offers Apology After Wanting To Name Beer ‘White Guilt’

    07/20/2018 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:18 PM 07/20/2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    A brewing company offered an apology after wanting to name its beer “White Guilt.” Lakeville Brew Crew, a yet to be opened Indiana-based brewery, apologized after planning on naming its beers controversial names such as “White Guilt,” “Flint Michigan Tap Water” and “Black Beer Matters,” The Associated Press reported Thursday. The brewery’s owners Jon Duncan and Rodney Chlebek said that after receiving an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the names, they “wiped clean” the list, according to the South Bend Tribune. […] The brewery’s owners claimed that they originally chose such polarizing names to bring attention to the Flint water crisis...
  • Has any Freepers used Canadian mail order Pharmacy?

    07/20/2018 4:11:06 PM PDT · by iamright · 34 replies
    self | iamright
    Freepers are the best and know everything! I need some prescription meds that my insurance co. will not pay for. My doctor suggested getting from Mexico or Canada! I searched and found too many Canada Pharmacies on the net, great prices. But I don't know whether to trust any of them. I hate to risk $100+ to find out. Would appreciate any tips if you have ordered RX from Canada.
  • It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone (Univ. of NM, men's soccer, victim of Title IX)

    07/20/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer
    In the first major program cuts since 1999, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Thursday to eliminate four Lobo sports teams under a plan they say will improve the ailing athletic department’s overall health. The governing board approved cutting men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing, and women’s beach volleyball despite more than two hours of public comment by opponents. Athletes, coaches, parents, alumni and other community members delivered impassioned pleas and some withering criticism of the proposal advanced by athletic director Eddie Nuñez and President Garnett Stokes. The two called the cuts a critical step toward addressing...
  • Dad delivered baby in Chick-fil-A bathroom. ‘Little nugget’ gets free nuggets for life

    07/20/2018 12:52:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | July 20, 2018 10:13 AM | Matthew Martinez
    Falon Griffin, was already in labor, and the Chick-fil-A was closed, but Falon desperately had to go to the restroom. The couple banged on the restaurant’s glass doors around 10:30 p.m., and staff members cleaning up for the night let Falon, who was 38 weeks pregnant at the time according to KSAT, and her husband inside. When Falon began to scream, the night took a sharp turn for everyone involved. “I’m about to dial 911, I open the door and she’s just screaming,” Brenda Enriquez, the Chick-fil-A store director, told KSAT. Robert came running. There was no way the ambulance...
  • Dad delivered baby in Chik-Fil-A bathroom. ‘Little nugget’ gets free nuggets for life

    07/20/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 07/20/2018 | Matthew Martinez
    Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin’s birth certificate will always be a conversation starter. That’s because in the spot for “location,” it reads, “Born in Chik-Fil-A,” according to a Facebook post from her father, Robert Griffin. Her dad, who isn’t a doctor, is listed as the attending physician. Robert Griffin detailed the Tuesday night of a lifetime in that Facebook post. It all started, he wrote, when Team Griffin pulled into the Chik-Fil-A parking lot to drop off their other two daughters with a family friend, on their way to University Hospital.
  • De Blasio: I didn’t go to pipe explosion scene because it wasn’t serious

    07/20/2018 9:47:18 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said he steered clear of Thursday morning’s steam-pipe blast and asbestos scare in Manhattan’s Flatiron District because the terrifying incident wasn’t “serious” enough for him to rush to the scene. Speaking at an unrelated news conference in the Bronx, de Blasio said that “considering the incident was over and there were no major injuries, that’s a situation where I don’t always go, obviously.”
  • ‘Mass casualty incident’ reported at Table Rock Lake

    07/19/2018 7:32:11 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | July 19 | Staff
    BRANSON, Mo. - First responders across southwest Missouri were called to the scene of a reported "mass casualty incident" at Table Rock Lake on Thursday after several people were thrown into the water.
  • Armless Florida Artist Accused of Stabbing Chicago Man With Scissors Using Feet

    07/19/2018 12:12:37 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Jul 11, 2018
    A homeless Florida artist was charged Tuesday with using his feet to stab a Chicago man with a pair of scisorrs, authorities said. Jonathan Dale Crenshaw, 46, was arrested Tuesday in the 200 block of Lincoln Road. He was charged with aggravated battery. According to a friend of the victim, the man was asking Crenshaw for directions in South Beach when Crenshaw suddenly stabbed him in the arm and fled on foot, the police report said. Cesar Coronado, who is visiting from Chicago, said his vacation began with a trip to the hospital. "I'm not from here and this is...
  • Blue Angels

    07/18/2018 8:42:05 PM PDT · by Kenika · 2 replies
    WLOX News ^ | Not Specified | Blue Angels
    Dazzling and daring aerobatic displays will soon be taking place over the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. It's Blues Over Biloxi, the most exciting air show the Gulf Coast has seen in three years, and it's happening right over the waters of the Mississippi Sound in Biloxi. The skies will be filled with some of the biggest names in the air show industry including the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, the famous AeroShell Aerobatic Team as well as an assortment of other exciting performances by world-renowned aerobatic pilots. Add to that exciting flybys by a variety of military hardware...
  • Officer Killed in Stillwater (MN) Prison Attack; Sources Name Inmate

    07/18/2018 6:44:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 7/18/18 | Ben Rodgers and Frank Rajkowski
    The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirms a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater died after an assault by an offender Wednesday afternoon. A release stated Joseph Gomm was attacked in an industry building around 1:30 p.m. He was rushed to Regions Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Gomm had been with the department for 16 years. Sources confirmed the identity of the offender as Edward Muhammad Johnson. Johnson is serving a sentence for homicide, according to DOC records. Sources also confirmed Johnson attacked Gomm with a hammer. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, DOC Commissioner Tom...
  • D.C. Cat-Counting Census to Cost $1.5 Million Over Three Years

    07/18/2018 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A three-year, $1.5 million effort to count the number of cats living in the nation’s capital launched Tuesday. The “DC Cat Count” census is being conducted a group of scientists and animal welfare organizations, the Washington Post reports. […] The results of the study will “facilitate data-driven cat population management” and improve the lives of both cats and other wildlife residing in D.C., the DC Cat Count website explains. …
  • Terminally Ill Dog Gets Free Cheeseburgers For Life At Burger King

    07/18/2018 12:23:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | July 18, 2018 | CBS
    (CBS)–A family dog will live out the rest of his days with a happy stomach thanks to Burger King. One of the fast-food chain’s restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, is treating 10-year-old Cody, a Boxer-Lab mix who has terminal cancer, to his favorite snack — cheeseburgers — for free. “My family and I were heartbroken over the news, but we decided we wanted to try and make the last part of his life the best we could,” he wrote. “Everyday since we found out, we’ve gotten him a plain cheeseburger to eat with his many medications to make it easier and...
  • Katarina Zarutskie: The model bitten by a shark while posing on holiday

    07/18/2018 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2018 | Kelly-Leigh Cooper
    So when model Katarina Zarutskie visited with her boyfriend and his family last month, she was keen to make the most of the beautiful sights. After a family lunch in an area known as Staniel Cay, Katarina spotted people snorkelling and interacting with a pack of nurse sharks nearby. Despite concern from her boyfriend's family, she was keen to get into the waters to get some photographs with them. "From my previous knowledge from surfing and scuba diving, I know nurse sharks are usually very safe," she tells the BBC. "I've seen countless photos of people with them on Instagram."...
  • Reynalds leaves legacy of helping the less fortunate (NM, "Joy Junction" Christian shelter)

    07/18/2018 10:55:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 18, 2018 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    He was born and raised in England. But Jeremy Reynalds adopted Albuquerque as his home 32 years ago, and our city is a better place because of it. Reynalds, who lost his battle with cancer late Tuesday at the age of 60, was a tireless advocate for the homeless. He dedicated himself to providing food and shelter for them and to nurturing them spiritually. He founded and ran Joy Junction, the state’s largest homeless shelter, until his death. It’s difficult to say how many people Reynalds and Joy Junction have helped over the years, but it’s easily in the tens...
  • NRA Endorses State Senator Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

    07/17/2018 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 17, 2017 | NRA Staff
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to announce its endorsement of state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the 2018 Republican U.S. Senate Primary in Wisconsin. “Vukmir’s record demonstrates her strong support for our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “We can count on Leah Vukmir to strongly support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the U.S. Senate.” Vukmir, a lifelong Wisconsinite, has earned an “A+” rating from NRA-PVF. That grade is reserved for legislators who have an excellent voting record on issues critical to NRA members...
  • Man Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion Finally Headed to Prison

    07/17/2018 11:07:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 17, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after incest will finally beheaded to prison. After raping his daughter, West Virginia State Police say Michael Joe Adkins, 36, took her for an abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities, as require by law in rape cases. Michael and Amanda Adkins were later arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates...
  • Local Media Attacking Trump? Post what you see here!

    07/17/2018 1:25:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Various | 7/17/18
    Awake early in the morning as I am (happening to me as time passes), thought it would be interesting to check how the LOCAL TV stations are covering the hand wringing over the Trump news conference yesterday. Doesn't seem like there is an independent voice among the bunch. But we'll see.
  • At Franco's tomb, protesters rally against moving his body

    07/16/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies ^ | 16 July 2018 08:54 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    At least 1,000 people gathered at the grandiose tomb of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco on Sunday to protest against Madrid’s plans to move his body, an AFP photographer said. Franco, who ruled Spain from 1939 to 1975 when he died, is buried in a valley just outside Madrid in an imposing basilica carved into a mountain face with a 150-meter (490-feet) cross towering over it. Known as the Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen), it is a deeply divisive symbol of a past that Spain still finds difficult to digest. By late morning, a long line...