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  • Elon Musk says first tunnel for his L.A. transit dream will open in December. Many questions remain

    10/22/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by jerod · 13 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | OCT 22, 2018 | By DEBORAH NETBURN
    Elon Musk announced Sunday that the first tunnel of a proposed underground transportation network across Los Angeles County would open Dec. 10. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk tweeted to his 23.1 million followers shortly after 5 p.m. Musk’s Boring Co. is building the tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a transportation network that whisks commuters across the county. Last year, Hawthorne officials approved the Boring Co.’s request to tunnel west from Space X headquarters. At the time, they said the tunnel had extended 500 feet. The company has said its technology...
  • Poll: Republican Mike Braun Surging with Two Weeks Left in Indiana Senate Race

    10/22/2018 7:51:48 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2018 | Sean Moran
    Hoosier businessman and Senate Republican candidate Mike Braun has surged in the Indiana Senate race only two weeks before the November election, according to a poll released on Monday. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s popularity has continued to plummet ever since he decided to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Since the Senate confirmation vote, the incumbent Democrat’s favorability and his polling has bottomed out. According to a recent poll conducted by the Braun campaign from October 14-17, Braun leads Donnelly by 44 to 40 percent, with seven percent backing Lucy Brenton, and five percent of voters remain undecided....
  • Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

    10/21/2018 8:51:37 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 63 replies
    new york Slimes ^ | 10/21/18 | Erica L. Green
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as...
  • Funny unhinged radical leftist rips Ted Cruz signs from the yards of Texas voters and destroys them

    10/21/2018 8:26:27 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/21/18 | Ian Schwarts
    A man taking down Ted Cruz lawn signs in a neighborhood in Texas is confronted by a Cruz supporter distributing them who follows him while he destroys Cruz signs and goes nuts on him. He warned the vandal, dressed in a leather jacket, that his neighbor who had a Cruz sign on his yard is also a gun owner. The vandal claimed he was too and said if he is shot over taking down Cruz yard signs "that would be great." "That's my neighbor's property, he's a gun owner," he told the vandal. "Oh, I'm a gun owner too," the...
  • Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

    10/21/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 82 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. ... the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The department argued in its memo that key...
  • Amy Schumer challenges white NFL players to kneel for anthem: 'Otherwise how are you not complicit?'

    10/21/2018 5:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2018
    Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 21, 2018 - (Prayer)

    10/20/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT · by Faith · 32 replies
    October 21, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • 'Huge' rattlesnake stuns Florida golfers with ‘unusual’ appearance on course

    10/20/2018 1:24:09 PM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Golfers in St. Petersburg, Florida, were shocked when they saw a massive rattlesnake slither across the course.
  • Kavanaugh Pal Mark Judge Struggles to Put His Life Back Together After Dem Smear

    10/19/2018 9:50:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2018 | Megan Fox
    The Kavanaugh confirmation circus is over and the fighters have gone back to their corners, but not before drawing massive amounts of blood. The Kavanaughs were injured, but they now have Secret Service protection and secure employment for life. There's someone else, though, who was beaten and bloodied and left for dead on the side of the road. Mark Judge, the other man accused by Christine Blasey Ford, has lost his job and his home. He is raising money on a GoFundMe alternative site called Funding Morality and has received $48,549 to date. Judge is a cancer survivor and Catholic...
  • 2017: CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived pol

    10/19/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 | Brian Flood
    CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly pointed out that the Kentucky senator is a polio survivor, the tweet remains on her feed nearly 24 hours later. “That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz wrote with video of the incident.
  • BREAKING: Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala..

    10/19/2018 11:21:58 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 228 replies
    AP ^ | 10-19-18 | AP
    BREAKING: Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico.
  • BREAKING: Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala fron

    10/19/2018 10:15:06 AM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10-19-18 | Associated Press
    BREAKING: Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.
  • Nobody Was Shot in NYC Over the Weekend for the First Time Since 1993

    10/19/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10/16/2018
    Not one person was shot in New York City this weekend, the first time that's happened since 1993. Officials said Monday there were no shootings with victims reported in the five boroughs for all of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The last shooting before the weekend was on Thursday morning in Brooklyn when a 25-year-old man was shot in the stomach. The gunfire free record was broken Monday afternoon when a man was shot in the Bronx. He is expected to survive.
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating his rights'

    10/19/2018 9:19:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms". It comes after Ecuador cut off communications for Mr Assange, who has been living inside the country's London embassy for more than six years. WikiLeaks claims Mr Assange's access to the outside world has been "summarily cut off" and says Ecuador has threatened to remove the protection he has had since being given political asylum. This investigation has been dropped, but Mr Assange fears he could be extradited to the US over WikiLeaks' publishing of huge amounts of classified information. Lawyers for...
  • Feds Bust Tuna Racket

    10/19/2018 8:04:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    Grubstreet ^ | October 19th, 2018 | Chris Crowley
    It’s a tuna takedown. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced that food company StarKist Co. could pay a fine of as much as $100 million after pleading guilty to fixing prices on canned tuna from 2011 through at least 2013. StarKist, which has agreed to cooperate with the investigation, is the second company to plead guilty in this case: Bumble Bee did so last year and was fined $25 million for participating in the fishy conspiracy. The extent of the conspiracy, and the effect on consumers, has not been disclosed, but that does not change this core truth: the scheme...
  • FReeper Canteen ~Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 October 2018

    10/18/2018 6:00:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    October 18, 2018 | Canteen Gnomes
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME...
  • Twitter not amused by liberal-mocking humor

    10/18/2018 4:35:25 PM PDT · by Hadean · 33 replies
    One News Now ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Steve Jordahl
    Twitter has put 1,500 users in Twitter jail for what it calls "coordinated platform manipulation" but critics say it's nothing more than punishing humor. Twitter says the accounts used cartoon avatars the creators call NPC's. In the gaming world that stands for non-playable character – someone you meet while playing that is controlled by the game and whose sole job it is to pass on information. Think the voice on your GPS. Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center explains that those game characters "regurgitate the same thing over and over," and some creative Internet users are comparing that description...
  • Former Minnesota FBI Agent Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Leaking Documents

    10/18/2018 12:55:09 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies
    Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent in Minnesota, was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release on Thursday in U.S. District Court.. Albury admitted that he leaked documents to a reporter from The Intercept, an online news publication. He worked as an FBI Special Agent at the field office in Minneapolis at the time of the disclosure in 2016-2017. He was also working as a liaison with the Department of Customs and Border Protection at MSP International Airport during that same time period. Before the judge handed down four year prison sentence,...
  • 50K Pounds of Meat Destroyed After Employee Caught Peeing at Workstation

    10/18/2018 10:58:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 70 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 10-18-18 | Eric Sorensen and David Mantey
    50K Pounds of Meat Destroyed After Employee Caught Peeing at Workstation 10-18-18 CONTRIBUTORS Eric Sorensen, David Mantey Founded in 1936, Smithfield Foods is a food manufacturer based out of Virginia that is "passionate about producing good food the right way."
  • Joe Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat

    10/18/2018 10:09:33 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Oct 12 | Carl Campanile
    Veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley, defeated by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a primary election that shocked the political world, is laying the groundwork for a comeback. Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” Crowley was re-elected as...