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  • Three falls, one question: What's wrong with U.S. women's figure skating?

    02/21/2018 3:30:05 AM PST · by C19fan
    Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Bradie Tennell fell. Mirai Nagasu fell. Karen Chen had to put her hand down on the ice to stop herself from falling. Three American skaters. Three errors they likely won’t be able to recover from here at the Olympics short program Wednesday. “I’m mad,” said Nagasu, who is ninth place. “I’m upset.” “I am not going to lie, I am pretty disappointed in myself,” said Chen, who is in 10th. “We’re all human,” said Tennell, who is in 11th. “We make mistakes.” The United States hasn’t won a medal in ladies’ figure skating since 2006, when Sasha Cohen took silver....
  • Did Russia's Social Media Campaign To Discourage Black Voters Cost Clinton The Election?

    02/21/2018 3:29:46 AM PST · by SMGFan
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 20, 2018
    Russia’s effort to discourage minorities from voting for Hillary Clinton — described in a federal indictment released Friday — revives the mystery of why turnout among black voters declined so substantially from 2012 to 2016. The indictment of 13 Russian trolls lays out a surprisingly sophisticated social media campaign to turn minorities, and black people in particular, against Clinton. Details of the campaign show that Russians understood both the significance of those voters in the election and the language of black social media. “Russians understood how important minority voters were to Hillary Clinton’s chances in this election. They were able...
  • More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

    02/21/2018 3:21:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Time ^ | 2/20/18 | JAMIE DUCHARME
    ....support for stricter gun control laws is at an all-time high among American voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Those in favor of stricter gun legislation outnumber those opposed by a measure of more than two-to-one, according to the poll.... ....among gun owners, with 50% in favor and 44% not, according to the poll....
  • Today's Toons 2/21/18

    02/21/2018 3:17:09 AM PST · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Politics Forums ^ | 2/21/18 | pookie18
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  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 21, 2018

    02/21/2018 3:01:46 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Redskins Tweet Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Find Common Ground on Washington’s Football Team

    02/21/2018 3:00:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/5/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Trump. who has made bluntness a hallmark of his presidential bid, said that the Redskins moniker was yet another issue of unnecessary political correctness. The name has been that way for years, he said, and not everyone considers it to be a slur. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” he said. “They think it’s a positive.” Areas of agreement between Mr. Trump and Mr. Bush have been few since they became presidential candidates, often ridiculing each other on policy and personality. Asked if their shared view on the Redskins might help them turn over a...
  • CNN announces town hall with students... [Miami FOX Station will air CNN show LIVE]

    02/21/2018 2:53:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 2/20/18
    The school shooting in Parkland has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.... ....“Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. 7News will then air a special hour-long news program at 11 p.m. So far, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio have accepted an invitation to participate in the town hall. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would be unable to attend...
  • How the MSM and Russian Trolls Are Destroying the Democratic Party

    02/21/2018 2:30:43 AM PST · by lowbuck · 7 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 20 February 2018 | Roger L. Simon
    In what feels like the 27th year of the Trump-Russia-Collusion Investigation, what we have most recently learned is that a lawyer no one ever heard of may have made a false statement to the FBI and even erased a few emails concerning events that happened years before the election and have something to do with the Ukraine. We have further learned that a group of Russians in St. Petersburg have been trolling us since at least 2014 (what took them so long?), playing both sides against the middle and even going so far as to organize a post-election demonstration in...
  • An Atheist in the Forest

    02/21/2018 2:07:36 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 02/21/2018 | unknown
    An atheist was walking through the woods. 'What majestic trees! 'What powerful rivers! 'What beautiful animals! He said to himself. Suddenly, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look . . . and saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could along the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing on him .... He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer .... and then ..... He tripped and fell. Rolling over to pick himself up, he found the...
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • 'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey asks Supreme Court to review his case

    02/21/2018 1:20:24 AM PST · by BBell · 4 replies
    Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary. Brendan Dassey's legal team told the high court in their petition that the case raises crucial issues that extend far beyond Dassey's case alone and that long have divided state and federal courts.
  • Student arrested with cell phone case that looked like gun

    02/21/2018 1:10:34 AM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ ^ | 2/20/18 | David Harris
    A 15-year-old DeLand High School student was arrested Tuesday after he was caught with a cell phone case that looked like a gun, according to police. A student told school administrators that he saw with a pink backpack and what looked like a pink pistol in his pocket. The school was placed on lockdown and police started searching for the student. Officers found the student aft.er about 45 minutes and he was taken into custody.He told officers he ordered the cell phone case online for him and his girlfriend.
  • Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug.. 1,531 Cases of Drug-Induced Homicidal ideation

    02/21/2018 1:05:32 AM PST · by greeneyes · 8 replies
    Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug—27 Drug Warnings and 1,531 Cases of Drug-Induced Homicidal Ideation Back Need for Federal Investigation: Twenty-seven drug regulatory agency warnings cite psychiatric drug side effects of mania, psychosis, violence and homicidal ideation; 1,531 cases of psychiatric drug induced homicide/homicidal ideation have been reported to the US FDA; 65 high profile cases of mass shootings/murder have been committed by individuals under the influence of these drugs, yet there has never been a federal investigation into the link between seemingly senseless acts of violence and the use of mind-altering psychotropic drugs. The fact is psychiatric drugs are...
  • Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters

    02/21/2018 12:46:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    reuters.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Tim Kelly, Nobuhiro Kubo
    Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.
  • Q Anon: (2/21/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    02/21/2018 12:06:33 AM PST · by ransomnote · 84 replies
    thestoryofq.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Q Anon, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner (i.e., personal attacks). This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3633313/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread,...
  • Florida Politician's Aide Fired After Claiming Parkland Survivors Are 'Crisis Actors'

    02/20/2018 11:52:27 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 24 replies
    NBC-6 ^ | 2/21/18 | Andrew V Pestano
    An aide to a Republican Florida politician was fired after suggesting two Parkland school shooting survivors who are the subject of conspiracy theories are "crisis actors." In an email, Benjamin A. Kelly, district secretary for Florida State Rep. Shawn Harrison who represents Hillsborough County, said that two students – David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez "are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen."
  • The Race Is on to Save Disney's Classic (But Fading) Cartoons

    02/20/2018 10:53:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20
    Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that led to some of the world's most iconic animations. They have been analysing the sheets, known as cels, to find out their composition and how to restore them. British scientist Tom Learner, of the GCI, has been quoted as saying that Walt Disney himself was...
  • The Island That Switches Countries Every Six Months

    02/20/2018 10:42:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years. The French Basque beach resort of Hendaye is the last town before the border with Spain. Out of season, its beautiful curved sandy bay seems to be occupied by hundreds of seals. But look more closely and they are, in fact, defiant winter surfers in wetsuits. Just beyond a long...
  • Dangerous TV Ad for Wrigleys chewing Gum Is Banned

    02/20/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 21 FEB 2018 | Neil Shaw
    Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewersA "dangerous" TV ad showing a woman chewing gum while playing football has been shown the red card. Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewers who feared the ad for Wrigley's Extra might encourage kids to carry out the "dangerous practice" of chewing gum while playing footie. The ad, which was seen last September, was found to be in breach of rules regarding children plus harm and offence. It was banned from being shown again, and Wrigley's - based in Devon - were warned not to show people chewing gum while playing sport in any future...
  • ¿El adiós de Lindsey Vonn?

    02/20/2018 10:26:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Univision ^ | Feb 21, 2018
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