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  • 3 officers shot, 1 person dead in Henry County, officials say [ATLANTA]

    02/09/2018 10:36:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/09/2018 | Lauren Foreman
    Three officers have been shot and the man who pulled the trigger is dead, authorities said. According to Channel 2 Action News, two Henry County sheriff’s deputies and one Locust Grove police officer were taken to area hospitals. The GBI is investigating the shooting, Channel 2 reported. Stay with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for live updates. 1:12 p.m.: The status of the wounded officers is unknown. 1:11 p.m.: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henry Co Sheriff's deputies and Locust Grove officer who were shot this morning in Henry County,” the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a tweet. “We...
  • Single Payer is Doomed Before It Starts

    02/09/2018 10:31:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Ted Noel, MD
    Donald Trump tweeted that Britain's National Health Service is "broke and not working." All too true: expenses have forced 40% of walk-in health centers to close, all elective surgery in January to be cancelled, and primary care has been decimated, it's not surprising that problems have surfaced. It is just as predictable that the usual call for "more money" echoes around the UK. All this is the result of economic laws that have been completely ignored since the days of Aneurin Bevan, the father of the UK NHS. The first is the Law of Rationing. In short, "Everything is...
  • Freerepublic blocked on hardees wifi?

    02/09/2018 10:15:25 AM PST · by jmclemore · 64 replies
    I was attached to a local wichita ks hardee's wifi and recieved the following message - "This website is blocked by your network operator. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact your network operator with the following information: URL: http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index Category: Philosophy and Political Advocacy Server: 209.157.64.200:80" Several other conservative friendly sites are accessable and the DU website.. Are any of you able to visit a hardees and report back your experience.
  • Trump -- Middle American Radical

    02/09/2018 10:03:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    President Trump is the leader of America's conservative party. Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition of Robert Taft, Russell Kirk or William F. Buckley. In the primaries of 2016, all his rivals claimed the mantle of Mr. Conservative, Ronald Reagan. Yet Trump captured the party's heart. Who, then, and what is Donald Trump? In a Federalist essay, "Trump Isn't a Conservative -- And That's a Good Thing," Frank Cannon comes close to the mark. Trump, he writes, "would more accurately be described as a 'radical anti-progressive'" who is "at war with...
  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide’s corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecution’s star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe “was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail,” said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. Asked if Howe — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan — will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorney’s Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press) A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her....
  • Liberal Journalist Jokes That Professors Should Drown Conservative Students

    02/09/2018 9:27:58 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    Jesse Farrar, formerly of Deadspin and Vice, tweeted that professors should instead "hold the conservative students heads under water until they stop breathing." Kirk responded: “I'm sure he is joking, but imagine if conservatives made a joke like that against liberals?” “I am not joking,” Farrar wrote back, later deleting the tweet. When contacted about the tweet, Deadspin's editor wrote that Farrar was joking and said the organization "supports his stance of trolling white supremacist-minded" groups. Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, said on "Fox & Friends" he was "stunned" at the comment by Farrar. "They disagree with us...
  • New Poll Finds Voters Trust GOP Over Dems on Economy, Jobs, National Security, and Immigration

    02/09/2018 9:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2018 | Guy Benson
    In my post yesterday about freshly-announced benefits from tax reform -- here's another bummer for Pelosi and friends -- I warned that in spite of Americans' positivity on the economy and growing support for the GOP-passed law, outsized Democratic enthusiasm threatens to make a 'blue wave' inevitable.  I stand by that analysis, but figured I'd keep you posted on data points and trends that push back against the 'doomed GOP' narrative.  One was the Monmouth poll we covered last week.  The latest national survey from Politico is another.  The president's approval rating is up to a respectable level, Republicans have...
  • U.S. judge rules it would be ‘tyranny’ to force Christian to bake cake for lesbian ‘marriage’

    02/09/2018 9:06:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/08/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    BAKERSFIELD, California – It would be a violation of free speech for a Christian baker to be forced to make a same-sex "wedding" cake, a California judge ruled on Monday. Cathy Miller owns Tastries Bakery, where 40 percent of her business is wedding cakes, many of which she personally designs. Last August two lesbians asked her to design a special cake to celebrate their “marriage,” and Miller politely redirected them to an accommodating competitor. Nevertheless, as is the well-established LGBT pattern, the lesbians sued Miller anyway. They filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, accusing...
  • Moody’s Threatens To Downgrade U.S. Credit Rating Amid “Meaningful Fiscal Deterioration”

    02/09/2018 9:03:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    ETF Daily ^ | 02/09/2018
    From Tyler Durden: Back in 2011, Standard & Poors’ shocked the world, and the Obama administration, when it dared to downgrade the US from its vaunted AAA rating, something that had never happened before (and led to the resignation of S&P’s CEO and a dramatic crackdown on the rating agency led by Tim Geithner). Nearly seven years later, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) this time it is Warren Buffett’s own rating agency, Moody’s, which on Friday morning warned Trump that he...
  • The Senate Budget Deal Proves Republicans Love Government Spending

    02/09/2018 8:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/09/2018 | Veronique de Rugby
    Warning: This post contains numbers that may upset anyone who dreams of a smaller government. With the Senate budget deal announced yesterday, congressional Republicans have proved that they aren't merely big spenders: They bear primary responsibility for Washington's complete lack of fiscal responsibility. At the same time, they have reaffirmed the fact that bipartisanship means a determination to spend us into oblivion. The bipartisan budget deal that the senators proclaimed so proudly yesterday would add $300 billion over two years to discretionary spending, not counting emergency funds and other add-ons. It would yet again burst the budget caps that Republicans...
  • Antonio Sabato Jr, gets the best of Joy Behar debating immigration, and she can’t stand it

    02/09/2018 7:58:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 9, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Conservative model, actor, and California Congressional candidate Antonio Sabŕto Jr. made an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of The View to discuss a wide range of political topics, so it was only a matter of time before things veered toward the hot topic of the day, immigration. Sabŕto is an outspoken Trump-supporter who happens to be a child of Czech and Italian immigrants who legally brought him to the United States when he was 12 years old, but that didn’t stop Joy Behar and the other hens on The View from trying to use that against his positions on border security....
  • San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents

    02/09/2018 7:50:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 241 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | February 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm | By Len Ramirez
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade. Carole Dabak spent 40 years living in San Jose and now she’s part of the mass exodus that is showing no signs of slowing down. The retired engineer’s packing up and calling it quits about to move to the state of Tennessee. “I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” Dabak said. Of course people come and go from the...
  • There's So Much Smoke. Why Worry About a Fire?

    02/09/2018 7:16:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    What are we to make of the GOP and Democrats' dueling scandal wars? So much information, so little time. We'll have to wait until special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation to be sure, but I don't believe there's any credible evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to affect the presidential election. On the other hand, though I was initially skeptical that the investigations into the Democratic scandals would produce much, I've changed my mind. I know I'm biased, but after having studied the voluminous information more thoroughly, I'm convinced there is an alarming amount of evidence of misconduct....
  • California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 7:10:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 9, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - - The California Legislature's widening sexual misconduct scandal now includes allegations against a Democratic lawmaker known for her fierce advocacy on women's issues, including an anti-sexual harassment movement that began sweeping the Capitol last fall. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said Thursday she'll fully cooperate with an investigation into an allegation she groped a 25-year-old man who worked for another lawmaker in 2014. Daniel Fierro alleges that she stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in the dugout after a legislative softball game. Garcia said she doesn't recall the incident.
  • Report: Future Open Championship venues could be threatened by climate change

    02/09/2018 7:00:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS "Sports" ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kyle Porter
    The Open Championship celebrated its 146th edition last summer at Royal Birkdale. The rotation of 10 different courses has been mostly the same for the last few decades, but a recent report noted that the event might not make it 146 more tournaments with the current venues. According to the BBC, which reviewed a report by the Climate Coalition, various courses on the coasts of the UK are in peril because of climate change and a rising North Sea. To its credit, the R&A is taking this future seriously. "It [climate change] is certainly becoming a factor" Steve Isaac, Director...
  • The Book Against Transgender Extremism

    02/09/2018 6:57:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    When secular leftists express frustration at how practicing Catholics (their humble servants) and evangelicals could have ever voted for Donald Trump, the first thing they refuse to concede is the horror of the alternative. They refuse to admit that Hillary Clinton clearly, forthrightly stood for abortion on demand, at any time, for any reason and even supported having it funded by pro-life taxpayers. It's what she and her husband called "safe, legal and rare." Clinton and her crew even dismissed the videotaped discussion of Planned Parenthood's dead-baby-organ-selling grotesqueries as somehow fictional. And they refuse to admit that Clinton represented the...
  • What the hell is a climate model - and why does it matter?

    02/09/2018 6:48:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 8, 2018 | by James Temple
    Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom held that you couldn’t attribute any single extreme weather event to climate change. But now scientists increasingly can and do state the odds that human actions caused or exacerbated specific droughts and hurricanes. One big reason for the change is that the science of climate modeling is becoming increasingly powerful as improvements in technology, techniques, and data sharing allow researchers to set up novel experiments or simply run many more of them. Climate models are sophisticated computer simulations that approximate how the planet responds to various forces, like surges in carbon dioxide....
  • Student who recorded teacher’s anti-military rant to be honored in San Pedro

    02/09/2018 6:27:26 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | February 8, 2018 | Donna Littlejohn
    The El Rancho High School senior who captured his teacher’s profanity-laced classroom rant against the military on a secretly recorded video that went viral will be honored Saturday by some grateful vets in San Pedro. Victor Quinonez, who was wearing a Marines sweatshirt in class the day he took the video, now attends the Pico Rivera school accompanied by a chaperone for his own safety, according to his mother, Karen Rodriguez. The teacher, Gregory Salcido who also serves on the Pico Rivera City Council, has been put on paid leave by the district as the incident is investigated. Some have...
  • McDonald's, KFC, and Taco Bell have gone to war in the $100 billion delivery market...[tr]

    02/09/2018 6:13:07 AM PST · by beaversmom · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 8, 2018 | Kate Taylor
    Fast-food delivery battles are heating up. On Thursday, Yum Brands — the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut — announced it had entered into a partnership with delivery company Grubhub. With the deal, KFC and Taco Bell will roll out delivery at thousands of locations across the US in 2018. McDonald's made a major delivery push in 2017, going from a handful of locations testing delivery to roughly 5,000 locations delivering orders via UberEATS. Here's how the two fast-food giants delivery strategies measure up. McDonald's is modernizing — and has a huge advantage on speed McDonald's delivery...