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  • Remember the FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Someone While Doing a Backflip? This Is His Fate.

    12/27/2018 8:53:38 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/27/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Back in June, FBI agent Chase Bishop was at a bar in Denver when he decided to do a backflip with his duty weapon on his hip. When he made the made the flip, his gun fell out of the waistband of his pants. As Bishop picked up the firearm to place it back in his pants, he accidentally hit bar-goer Tom Reddington. The round hit one of Reddington's main arteries. According to his attorney, he could have died had witnesses not created a tourniquet with a belt while they waited for EMS to arrive. And it was all caught...
  • John Bolton unveils new Africa strategy based on "America First" principles

    12/20/2018 11:10:47 PM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2018 | OLIVIA GAZIS, ARDEN FARHI
    Ambassador John Bolton, the President's national security adviser, unveiled the strategy in remarks delivered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. "Under our new Africa strategy, we will target U.S. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives," Bolton said. "We will make certain that all aid to the region—whether for security, humanitarian, or development needs—advances U.S. interests," Bolton said. Currently, the U.S. sends more than $8 billion annually to African countries, though Bolton, citing a "longstanding pattern of aid without effect," indicated that amount may soon be slashed. "Unfortunately, billions upon billions of U.S. taxpayer...
  • Rand Paul: Promise To End The War In Syria Is Why Trump Won The Election

    12/21/2018 6:50:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2018 | Tim Hains
    On 'America's Newsroom' Senator Rand Paul backed President Trump in the face of harsh criticism from Republicans over his decision to withdraw the 2,000-strong U.S. force from Syria. RAND PAUL: This is a very bold move for President Trump. It is exactly what he promised the American people -- in fact it is one of the reasons he won the election. Because he is different from so many Republicans who want us to be everywhere all the time around the world. They want us to be the world policeman, that every war on the planet we have to have our...
  • Her Inner Brezhnev

    12/21/2018 7:58:45 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Nov 2018 | Andrew Stuttaford
    Why Angela Merkel is like the former Soviet leader There was a time when Angela Merkel, like many young East Germans, would don a special shirt (blue rather than brown; different dictatorship) and parade for the Party, sometimes (not everything had changed) by torchlight. On occasion, she and her Free German Youth comrades would have marched behind banners carrying the portrait of Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet leader whose extended (1964–82) rule has more than longevity in common with her own. No, no, Merkel is not a Communist. Nor does she order the invasion of other countries; she merely bullies them....
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    Coindesk.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • Trump: Cohen only became a ‘rat’ after FBI 'broke into' office

    12/16/2018 10:28:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday blamed the FBI's search of the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for causing his longtime associate to turn against him. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The president questioned why the FBI did not "break into" the offices of the Democratic National Committee or his 2016 campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of...
  • Jared Kushner Announces Middle East Peace Deal in Next Couple of Months...

    12/10/2018 9:21:06 PM PST · by bitt · 74 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jim Hoft
    White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Sean Hannity on Monday night for a rare public interview. Kushner has been instrumental in the USMCA trade talks, the peace talks with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and criminal-justice reform. On Monday Kushner pushed the White House sentencing reform bill. Jared also commented on the Middle East peace talks and the conflicts due to the Khashoggi murder in Istanbul. Jared said his Middle East peace plan will be released in next couple of months.
  • Kansas recalls hundreds of license plates over ethnic slur complaint

    11/28/2018 6:07:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The Kansas Department of Revenue said there are 731 active registrations containing that random letter combination on standard license plates. Vehicle owners were sent a letter dated Tuesday asking them to return the plate to their county vehicle office within 30 days for replacement at no cost. Plates not replaced within that period will be identified in the state’s system and will be replaced at their annual...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Inspires Student's Arrest After Telling Activists to Put Their 'Bodies on the Line'

    11/24/2018 3:06:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2018 | Timmothy Meads
    Last week, we touched upon Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's support for the asinine government overhaul of the American economy known as the" Green New Deal. " In what appeared to be spontaneous show of support, Ocasio-Cortez met with a group of environmentalists inside Nancy Pelosi's office and told the mostly young group of people just how proud of she was of them "for putting yourselves, and your bodies, and everything on the line to make sure that we save our planet, our generation, and our future." However, Ocasio-Cortez had actually delivered that same message a day before at a training...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Three Branches Of Government Tweet Wasn't The Only One That Triggered...

    11/23/2018 1:40:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Full title: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Three Branches Of Government Tweet Wasn't The Only One That Triggered An Avalanche Of Stupid We all knew we were going to have to deal with Alexandria Ocasio-CortezÂ’s nonsense. Anyone who won that primary against incumbent and soon-to-be-former Congressman Joe Crowley was going to win. The district is more left wing than Lenin. ItÂ’s easy to poke fun of Ocasio-Cortez, who found herself in the spotlight thanks to that upset win. SheÂ’s a democratic socialist, with many of her colleagues viewing her as the future of the party. And by future, do they mean being the...
  • Florida is the Florida of ballot-design mistakes

    11/16/2018 8:37:23 AM PST · by edwinland · 24 replies
    "Well designed ballot layouts allow voters to make their intentions clear; badly designed ballots invite voters to make mistakes. This year, the Florida Senate race may be decided by a misleading ballot layout—a layout that violated the ballot design recommendations of the Election Assistance Commission."
  • The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics

    10/31/2018 7:36:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2018 | Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni
    To understand how American voters are being driven apart, look no further than two powerful demographic forces: gender and education. Once, the political outlooks of white men without a college degree and white women with one were similar. In recent years, the groups, which represent about 40% of voters, have moved sharply apart. Analysis of the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows the division to be at its widest since the poll began measuring it in 1994. The gap is something new in American politics, and it has fundamentally changed how campaigns are waged. Once, white voters as a...
  • Here’s what to do if you win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    10/23/2018 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jordi Lippe-McGraw
    *SNIP* While these big paydays have spawned numerous rags-to-riches stories over the years, they have also spelled disaster for some. Not only do most winners have to deal with people coming out of the woodwork looking for a handout, but there's also bankruptcy, murder, robbery, drug abuse and legal troubles in many cases. In fact, according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, nearly one-third of all lottery winners go bankrupt. *SNIP* If you're lucky enough to score the winning combo, you could be taking home an estimated lump-sum payout of $904.4 million. While these big paydays have spawned...
  • Feminist on The View: I would vote for a rapist if he’s pro-choice

    10/17/2018 7:35:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | October 1, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    The following dialog took place on The View: JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she’s talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind….. PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn’t want. One of them is Paula Jones…. Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations…. BEHAR:...
  • Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

    10/11/2018 8:58:28 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 169 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    The editorial board of the New York Times declared it had identified the source of “The Catholic Church’s Unholy Stain.” It names pedophilia and asks: “How have so many pedophiles been allowed into the priesthood?” The question was purely rhetorical because the board had an answer ready. It cited the usual grounds: “the all-male priesthood and the celibacy imposed on Catholic priests; the elitism, careerism and clericalism of the church hierarchy; the lack of transparency or accountability among bishops.” Most damning is “the power a man of God has over a child.” Every parent knows instinctively that sexual abuse of...
  • College students can't send in absentee ballots because they don't know where to buy stamps [tr]

    09/22/2018 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Huntress · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/19/18 | Ashley Collman
    Democrats are counting on Generation Z, many of whom recently gained the right to vote, to help turn Congress blue in the midterm elections. But 49 cents may be all it takes to keep these post-Millennials from exercising their civic duty. On Tuesday, a Fairfax County, Virginia official said they are noticing a disturbing trend: young people failing to mail in their absentee ballots because they don't know how to get a stamp. Lisa Connors, of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, ran a focus group this summer comprised of colleges students interning in various county departments. "One thing...
  • US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV

    09/15/2018 9:05:28 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The U.S. Coast Guard says it “removed” a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an “OK” hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed “offensive.” The unidentified team member was caught looking into the camera and then swiftly making the hand gesture, prompting a backlash on social media. The hand signal was seen in the background of MSNBC’s live interview with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. John Reed, who was providing an update on actions taken by the Coast Guard in response to Hurricane Florence. Many social media users called for the firing...
  • An engineering firm wants to tow icebergs thousands of miles from Antarctica(trunc)

    09/08/2018 2:57:42 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    Business Insider / MSN ^ | 9/8/2018 | Jeremy Berke
    A Dubai-based engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai in order to provide the city with a reserve of fresh drinking water. The firm will use satellite imagery to select candidate icebergs. It's eyeing icebergs that are between 2,000 and 7,000 feet long, and weigh around 100 million tons. But the plan is short on details: the firm doesn't know exactly how it will get the icebergs to Dubai, or how the icebergs will be stored. What do you do if you're a fast-growing city in the desert with lots of thirsty people and little freshwater reserves?...
  • Trump Should Give Our Military A DIRECT ORDER to Vote

    08/31/2018 10:24:36 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 33 replies
    A big drama will ensue that would push a lot of leftist buttons. Trump can say if you don't like it vote for Nader. Every military unit would have a voting officer that could register everyone in one week-military efficiency. Wait for a judge to throw it out-too late. Heh heh. (re)Register in the home base. Lot of purple ones out there with bases.
  • (my title) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Global Warming Is Killing Americans

    08/23/2018 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8-22-2018 | AOC twitter account
    Our children’s lives are on the line. Not a single elected official, Democrat OR Republican, should accept money from fossil fuel corporations. Americans are dying because of a government too coward to save the planet. It’s wrong. And we will need a Green New Deal to survive.