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  • Tennessee Rep.-elect calls state 'racist,' Republican voters 'uneducated'

    11/13/2018 2:50:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    washington times ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar -
    A Democratic member-elect for the Tennessee House of Representatives is under fire for slamming the state as “racist” and Republicans voters as “uneducated” in a now-deleted Facebook video. London Lamar, who ran uncontested in the state’s House District 91 and will take office in January, posted the controversial video the day after last week’s midterm elections, CBS-affiliated WREG-TV reported. “Tennessee’s racist. Period. Period. Like, Tennessee is racist,” Ms. Lamar said in the video. “Most of the Tennesseans who voted Republican are uneducated,” she added. “White men voted Republican over 60 or 70 percent, so obviously that’s a particular base of...
  • Veteran with spinal-cord injury holds wedding at Seattle VA on Veterans Day

    11/13/2018 2:27:09 PM PST · by KitJ
    Q13 Fox TV (Seattle) ^ | November 12, 2018 | TATEVIK APRIKYAN
    SEATTLE – On a crisp night in Seattle, as another Veterans Day comes to a close, this year’s date, Nov. 12, 2018, is a date former Marine Cpl. Lance Knadler will remember from this day forward. “I may not seem it but I’m excited. Especially what I’m going through right now, she’s been there since day one. I couldn’t ask for anything else. Except possibly be there for the rest of my life,” said Knadler. The 28-year-old veteran followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “Crete, Greece, was in Kuwait, then we went to Jordan,” Knadler...
  • Hawthorne Man Accused of Fraud After Collecting Life Insurance of 2 Sons Who Died When He...

    11/13/2018 1:27:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Elmezayen purchased several accidental death insurance policies for himself, Diab and their three children between 2012 and 2013, providing more than $6 million in coverage. Elmezayen allegedly paid nearly $6,000 a year for the policies and he called at least two of the insurance companies to confirm they would not investigate claims made two years after the policies were purchased. Elmezayen said he stopped the car at Berth 73 so he, his wife, and two sons could take in the view. "I try to park next to the ocean," Elmezayen said. But he said the car "didn't stop." "I don't...
  • Libya Has No Idea Where Gaddafi’s ‘Frozen Billions’ Have Gone from Belgium

    11/13/2018 10:33:24 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | Riva Mendoza
    According to various media reports, some European banks didn't extend the measure to include the interest accumulated by the frozen funds. thus presenting the following assets free for withdrawal.
  • Election Official to be 'Forced From Office' for Violating Florida Law

    11/13/2018 6:06:21 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 42 replies
    NN ^ | 11/13/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is expected to be "forced from office" after a judge found her guilty of violating Florida law. Following further reports of highly suspicious actions by her office, either Governor Rick Scott or governor-elect Ron DeSantis is anticipated to soon strip her from her role. Snipes is accused of intentionally destroying ballots along with allowing felons and non-citizens to vote in elections.
  • National Right to Life restates its endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate

    11/13/2018 1:09:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Right To Life ^ | November 12, 2018 | National Right To Life
    JACKSON, Miss. – At a press conference today in Jackson, National Right to Life restated its unequivocal endorsement of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for the U.S. Senate. Hyde-Smith faces pro-abortion former Rep. Mike Espy in a November 27 run-off election. “Cindy Hyde-Smith is the only candidate in the November 27 run-off election who represents the true pro-life values of Mississippi,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Mike Espy does not.” As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1988-1992, Mike Espy sided with pro-abortion Democrats dozens of times. His record includes scored votes against the Hyde...
  • Election Judge Witnesses Fraud, Reports it, Democrats Demand Her Removal

    11/12/2018 10:53:32 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 17 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | Scott Morefield
    As the eyes of the nation are fixated on Florida amid growing accusations of election fraud and the recent ballot recount, there seem to be more suspicions circling around St. Clair County, Illinois.
  • Elephant found wandering in New York town gets escort from state police

    11/12/2018 10:47:26 AM PST · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Travis Fedschun | Fox News
    New York State Police said Monday a wayward pachyderm was found wandering by state troopers in the town of Westtown, about 70 miles northwest of New York City. ..." The lost elephant needed to be escorted back home after wandering away from an animal sanctuary. Photos posted by the law enforcement agency show the elephant milling around in the dark on the road, which was illuminated by the headlights of a car. While it's not clear how the elephant got out of the sanctuary, National Geographic notes that the animals are not docile in darkness. "These hungry animals do not...
  • "Candidate Hinkle Removed From Area Where Uncounted Ballots Held"

    11/12/2018 8:11:14 AM PST · by givemWatts · 1 replies
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2018 | F. Monares
    Charlotte Mills, the county’s election administrator, says Republican state Sen. Jedediah Hinkle was removed from the area where election officials were tallying votes Wednesday afternoon. Hinkle was vying for reelection of Senate District 32 against Democratic challenger Pat Flowers, and candidates aren’t allowed in the area where ballots are being counted. According to unofficial results posted Thursday, Hinkle was defeated by challenger Pat Flowers, a Democrat, by 338 votes. A photo in Thursday’s Chronicle shows Hinkle hunched over a stack of ballots. The caption incorrectly states that Hinkle is an election official and was searching through the uncounted ballots. Mills...
  • 'Moving so fast': UFO sighting under investigation by Irish Aviation Authority

    11/12/2018 7:11:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/12/2018 | Cónal Thomas
    The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating the appearance of an unidentified flying object (UFO) after a number of sightings off the coast of Ireland last Friday morning. A British Airways flight — call sign Speedbird 94 — contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control to find out if military operations were taking place within the craft’s airspace, saying that an object “moving so fast” had been sighted by the pilot. […] Two more aircraft can then be heard reporting the sighting to Shannon Air Traffic Control. A Virgin Airlines plane — call sign Virgin 76 — suggests that the sighting could...
  • Local Miami News Focuses on MIAMI recount because NAACP is mad--ignores PALM BEACH corruption!

    11/12/2018 2:11:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    11/12/18 | sff
    Just tuned in this early am to see how the Miami media is treating the events over the weekend. Broward is said to have "a rough start"; but Palm Beach county is mostly ignored. Instead, the big story is MIAMI-DADE and how the NAACP is mad 'cause votes that came by mail on SATURDAY aren't counted. The only info on Palm Beach is the whining supervisor of elections who says she can't do the job. NOTHING on how the judges have ruled against the Broward and Palm Beach crooks.
  • 6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall

    11/11/2018 5:32:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies
    app ^ | 10.29.18 | Daniel Chazin
    6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall
  • A Trump bump? Congressional candidate Seth Grossman expects it

    11/11/2018 5:11:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.28.18 | Paul Mulshine
    In a recent editorial, The Philadelphia Inquirer declined to endorse the Republican Congressional candidate for New Jersey's 2nd District because, among other things, he said that Kwanzaa is a "phony" holiday.Where did Seth Grossman get that idea?  From me. In one of my columns, I noted that the organizer of Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga, once said of Kwanzaa, "People think it's African, but it's not."It certainly makes me feel good to have a candidate citing my writings. But I'm afraid history shows that agreeing with me is usually the kiss of death for a politician. I'm not up for election, so I...
  • Donald Trump and the Saudis: He should have taken my advice - and his own

    11/11/2018 5:04:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.23.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A reader asked me the other day why I was writing about marijuana legalization in Canada instead of President Trump's tangled relationship with Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman.Simple.  Because it's more fun to go to Canada to write about pot than to write about the Mideast. But now that I'm back in the U.S.A., let me address the Saudi issue. I told you so.For as long as I've been writing about Saudi Arabia, I have had nothing but bad things to say about the place. A month after the 9/11 attacks, I wrote, "If Saudi Arabia had only sand, we...
  • The Saudi scandal: Nice work, Jared (kushner); now get back to Jersey

    11/11/2018 5:00:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.16.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don't look now, but Donald Trump is on the verge of accomplishing one of the biggest goals he endorsed during the 2016 presidential campaign.  He promised he would debunk the notion that the Beltway crowd was capable of micromanaging the Mideast.Thanks to Saudi Arabia's recent conduct, we now have irrefutable proof of that thesis.  The way Trump did so was brilliant. He named as his envoy to the Mideast a Jersey guy whose prior experience in diplomacy consisted of  getting the Eatontown Township Committee to cooperate on his plan for remaking an aging mall his family owns there.Jared Kushner then went...
  • Slave Auction Re-Enactment To Protest Faneuil Hall Name

    11/11/2018 6:06:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    A group advocating to rename Faneuil Hall because of its namesake's ties to slavery will re-enact a slave auction outside the historic downtown building this weekend. The New Democracy Coalition says Saturday's event is designed to call attention to Boston's history of slavery. The building known as the Cradle of Liberty is named after Peter Faneuil, a wealthy 18th century slave owner who financed construction as a gift to the city.
  • Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

    11/10/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press release. The man was stable after the operation, which was performed last month, and he will now be monitored for two years, the university added. The researchers injected 2.4 million iPS...
  • Artists, intellectuals call for ‘European Republic’

    11/10/2018 7:44:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continentwide republic to replace its many nation states. […] The event is being organized by a group calling itself the European Balcony Project. […] A manifesto on the group’s website declares that “the sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens.” …
  • Dems Use Sessions' Resignation To Attack Trump, Forget They Demanded It In 2017

    11/10/2018 3:37:41 AM PST · by McQ444 · 26 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-09 21:00 | Scott Morefield
    Following Attorney general Jeff Session official resignation on Wednesday, the Democrats have been using it as another political opportunity to attack Donald Trump.
  • When a mass killing and harrowing wildfire converged on my hometown

    11/10/2018 1:06:18 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 09 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    Thousand Oaks consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in America. It’s the kind of place people, including my parents, go to raise their kids... A vigil Thursday night for the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was so packed that ushers barred people from entering the auditorium. Those left outside pressed their faces against the glass doors, trying to watch the service on the TV in the overflow room. As the winds picked up, they zipped up their jackets and hugged their arms to their chests, but they didn’t leave — a show of solidarity with...