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  • More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

    02/21/2018 3:21:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 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....
  • 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...
  • żEl 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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  • L.A. County's homeless problem is worsening despite billions from tax measures

    02/19/2018 10:11:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Los Angeles County's homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region's homelessness agency. The report showed that officials two years ago far underestimated how much new housing would be needed when they asked city and county voters to approve the tax measures. ... Peter Lynn, executive director of the homeless authority, said Friday that new cost figures had not been calculated,...
  • Outgoing Republicans Say GOP Has Changed [Flake, Dent, Royce, Ros-Lehtinen]

    02/20/2018 9:16:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2018 | 12:21 PM EST | Melanie Arter
    A group of Republicans who have decided not to run for re-election told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Republican Party has changed, and not for the better. Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) complained about the GOP’s narrowing focus and the perception that the Republicans must pledge loyalty to the president instead of to GOP principles. […] Royce said he always considered the Republican Party to be “a big tent party” with room “for a lot of different viewpoints.” He said part of the answer is for...
  • I Need to Tell You the Strangest Thing Doug Casey and I Learned in Ukraine

    02/20/2018 7:03:53 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies
    international man ^ | Posted 21FEB18 | Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor
    This is not fiction… It’s not a conspiracy theory… It’s a plausible explanation for a mysterious event that actually happened. On the evening of May 28, 1993, an enormous blast rocked the Australian Outback. It measured 3.9 on the Richter scale and sent shock waves out hundreds of miles. Truck drivers and gold prospectors in the area saw the dark sky light up with a bright flash. I only heard about the incident last year, when Doug Casey and I met a shadowy figure with deep connections to the US government in a café in Kiev, the capital of...
  • GOP lawmaker’s bill would revoke immigrant gang members’ citizenship

    02/20/2018 7:02:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A Republican lawmaker wants to strip U.S. citizenship from foreign-born gang members, in response to escalating violence from MS-13 and other immigrant-based gangs. The bill by Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York Republican, is titled “Protecting our Communities from Gang Violence Act” and would revoke the naturalization of anyone who becomes involved in gang activity either 10 years before or 10 years after taking the U.S. citizenship oath.
  • The electric vehicle revolution has a cobalt problem

    02/20/2018 6:29:48 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 19, 2018 | Rob Nikolewski
    The road to an imminent electric vehicle future has hit a speed bump — one made of cobalt. An essential ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power millions of smartphones as well as plug-in electric cars, cobalt is in heavy demand.
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Waffle Topping Are You Quiz - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    02/20/2018 6:00:07 PM PST · by LUV W · 99 replies
    The best military and vets in the world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Supreme Court Won't Review 10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Clarence Thomas Dissents

    02/20/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas faulted his colleagues for their "inaction" and for turning the Second Amendment into "a disfavored right in this Court." The case is Silvester v. Becerra. It arose when several lawful California gun owners, supported by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases is unconstitutional as applied to "those purchasers who already own a firearm or have a license to carry...
  • U.S. Army awards heroism medals to junior cadets killed in Florida shooting

    02/20/2018 5:09:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2018
    The U.S. Army is awarding its Medal of Heroism to three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Army spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Alaina Petty, Peter Wang and Martin Duque were all students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the deadly attack unfolded. The Army awards the Medal of Heroism to JROTC cadets who perform "acts of heroism." "The achievement must be an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students or from other persons in similar circumstances," the Army said in a...
  • Yale’s Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

    02/20/2018 5:05:16 PM PST · by KingofZion · 8 replies
    The Wall Street journal ^ | February 20, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    More than a century of tradition changed at Yale University on Tuesday. The Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella group, admitted its first female singer. Sofia Campoamor was picked to be one of the 14 new members of the Whiffs’ Class of 2019. “I’m really excited,” said Ms. Campoamor, a 20-year-old junior from Washington, D.C. “To me the overall goal is to change the conversation around senior a cappella to one that is not about gender, but about music.” *** Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs bills itself as the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the U.S. The Whiffs and an...
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say

    02/20/2018 4:10:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said. Jonathan Steven Guevara, 21, was handed the lengthy sentence by a jury on Tuesday for killing Hector Daniel Diaz, 28, in November 2015, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s office. “The jury’s verdict and sentence on the case we presented speaks volumes about society’s judgment of this vicious behavior,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will hold these gangs accountable, convict...
  • Perspective: Stop comparing Trump to South American dictators. He’s actually far worse.(hurl alert)

    02/20/2018 4:08:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20th 2018 | Ernesto Semán
    It’s en vogue for enraged liberals to compare Trumpism to Argentine Peronism, wielding the analogy as a warning about the potential apocalypse that they fear is about to engulf us. Most recently it was Larry Summers, a member of the Democratic establishment for decades, who took to Twitter to declare: “I worry about the Argentinization of US government.” Summers sent the tweet after President Trump accused Democrats of treason and the media reported on the president’s childish wishes for a military parade. He employed a standard characterization of Peronism as an authoritarian movement, a familiar depiction that no doubt had...
  • Forget Guns! Let's Talk About How Drugs Killed 64,000 People In One Year

    02/20/2018 3:58:31 PM PST · by FrankLea · 26 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2/02/2018 | Frank Lea
    Social media and politics go crazy whenever there's a crime that involves a mass shooting and guns. However, there's something that kills a lot more people on a daily basis and we need to talk about that problem before we try to fix a gun issue. America has a massive drug problem right now. Did you know that nearly 64,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016, and that number is more than the number of people who were killed in the Vietnam War? We need to refocus and put our efforts and political arguments towards drugs because 64,000...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • Florida House Votes Down Motion to Ban AR-15s

    02/20/2018 3:08:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    A busload of surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to the Florida state capital Tuesday to lobby on behalf of gun control legislation. Despite their efforts, the Florida House has voted down a motion take up a ban on the AR-15, tabling the measure. The vote was 36-71.Seventeen people were killed and over a dozen injured when a former student opened fire on the school last week. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15.Soon after the carnage, lawmakers renewed their calls for a ban on the rifle. It got support from even Republican governors like John Kasich,...
  • Wooden Sticks Instead Of Rifles? Civil War Reenactment Canceled Due To Elk Grove Gun Law [CA]

    02/20/2018 2:48:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | February 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm | By Jennifer McGraw
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A war was lost before it ever could begin, according to local historians who were hoping to fire up a mock battle. The Elk Grove Historical Society planned a Revolutionary War reenactment for more than a year and has had similar events in the past, but it’s now forced to cancel the event because of local gun laws. The group had already printed up flyers to market the mock battle, hoping to draw in 3,000 people for the two-day event at a regional park. “We would have encampments and all kinds of entertainment for the kids...
  • 'We are the Canaanites'

    02/20/2018 2:30:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Security Council that PA residents are the direct descendants of the Canaanites, claiming that ‘Palestine’ made significant contributions to humanity prior to the 1917 Balfour Declaration. During his address at the UN Security Council in which he called on the international community to hold a Middle East peace conference, with the goal of launching multilateral negotiations, Abbas claimed that the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza were in fact descended from the ancient Canaanites. "We are the descendants of the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years...