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  • Trump Refuses to Back Down on Mexico Paying for Wall

    02/25/2018 6:31:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Trump Refuses to Back Down on Mexico Paying for Wall, Mexican President’s Trip to White House Called Off (Full title) President Trump has refused to back down on his promise to make Mexico pay for a wall along the United States-Mexico border, prompting a White House trip by Mexican President Peńa Nieto to be canceled. Trump and Nieto decided to call off the planned visit in Washington, DC, after a phone conversation about the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and how it would be paid for — in one way or another — by Mexico. The Washington Post reports: Tentative plans...
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 76 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’

    02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/18 | Rob Dauster
    **SNIP** Yahoo obtained documents detailing the recruitment methods that former NBA agent Andy Miller and an employee, Christian Dawkins, used to chase potential clients. Payments as high as $73,000 are detailed and current athletes like Duke’s Wendell Carter, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Alabama’s Collin Sexton are all listed in those documents. “These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America,” Emmert’s statement read. “Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront...
  • Mexico Lectures US on Gun Violence: Fmr Mexican Pres Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get'...

    02/24/2018 11:43:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17, 1018 | Fox News Insider
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox offered his condolences to the victims of the Florida high school shooting before adding that the tragedy is "what you get" with "aggressive and violent language" from the Trump White House. .... "We need harmony. We need love. We need happy communities," Fox said... Full Title: "Former Mexican Pres. Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get' With 'Racist' Trump's 'Violent Language'"
  • Condoleezza Rice says US needs to consider Second Amendment's place in 'modern world'

    02/24/2018 11:24:47 PM PST · by familyop · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,” Rice told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday...More specifically, Rice said weapons like the AR-15...shouldn't be available to civilians, the Washington Times reported...Rather, she supports looking to law enforcement and guards as ways for protection.
  • Nebraska Gov. Encourages NRA to Move Convention From Dallas to His State

    02/24/2018 10:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 23, 2018
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location. Ricketts said in a tweet Friday "We want your convention in Nebraska. Nebraskans love our constitutional rights!"
  • Schiff Minority Memo and Nunes Majority Response

    02/24/2018 9:52:54 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/24/2018 | SUNDANCE
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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ You'll Never Be Sorry For... ~ 25 February 2018

    02/24/2018 5:05:49 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | The Canteen Crew
          YOU WILL NEVER BE SORRY FOR... ...thinking before speaking, ...hearing before judging, ...forgiving your enemies, ...being candid and frank, ...helping a fallen friend, ...being honest in your work, ...standing by your principles, ...blocking your ears to gossip, ...being courteous and kind. Unknown    
  • Activists demonstrate in support of deporting infiltrators

    02/24/2018 3:48:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/2/18
    As left-wing protesters gathered to rally against the government's planned deportation of illegal African job-seeking migrants, hundreds of residents from south Tel Aviv and activists from the grassroots Zionist organization Im Tirtzu staged a counter-demonstration in support of the deportation. The counter-demonstration was held in the memory of Esther Galili, a 70-year-old resident of southern Tel Aviv and a Holocaust survivor who was beaten to death by an illegal migrant exactly eight years ago on February 24, 2010. Activists held signs reading "Residents of South Tel Aviv also Deserve Human Rights" and "Illegal Migrants - not Refugees," and labelled the...
  • Several Broward deputies waited outside during Florida school shooting, report says

    02/24/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by familyop · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    Coral Springs cops who responded to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say several Broward sheriff’s deputies waited outside rather than rush in as the killer was gunning down students, according to reports...The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that according to police sources at least three Broward deputies, including Peterson, waited outside.
  • Black student complaint about Black History Month menu gets black employees canned

    02/24/2018 12:10:39 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies
    the college fix ^ | 2/24/2018 | dave huber
    This sort of racial damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t story appears every year during Black History Month: A student at New York University was aghast that a dining hall had planned to serve barbecue ribs, corn bread, collard greens, Kool-Aid, and — uh oh — watermelon-flavored water in honor of the celebration. According to The New York Times, sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, “sought an explanation” about the menu from the head cook of Weinstein Passport Dining Hall. In an email to NYU officials (a copy of which was also posted to Facebook), Harris alleges the cook “dismissed” her concerns, saying the Kool-Aid...
  • Trump supporter, 76, blames ‘fake news’ CNN for threats following reporter ambush

    02/24/2018 9:27:07 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/2018 | Brian Flood
    Florine Gruen Goldfarb, 76, never thought her Trump-inspired activism during the 2016 election would earn her infamy and ridicule – but that’s what happened thanks to CNN. CNN correspondent Drew Griffin ambushed the Trump supporter outside her home earlier this week because she may have unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event during the 2016 election. Now she's receiving threats on social media, and she lays the blame at the news network's feet. Goldfarb had her full name plastered on the video that was tweeted out to CNN’s nearly 40 million followers. Her house number was also visible for much off the...
  • Florida Father: CNN Wanted People Who Would "Espouse a Certain Narrative"

    02/24/2018 8:44:24 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Laura Ingraham interviews Florida lawyer Andrew Klein and his daughter, Ariana (2-22-18). click link below
  • Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Demo Flight

    02/24/2018 7:54:31 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Spaceflight 101 ^ | 2/24/2018
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to finish certification of the Dragon 2 mission architecture for future crewed missions with ISS Expedition crew members. The Dragon 2 spacecraft will test the approach and automated docking procedure with the Space Station, marking a first for SpaceX as the previous generation of Cargo Dragons used a robotic capture and berthing instead of directly coming in for docking. Dragon 2 will remain docked to ISS for a few weeks before demonstrating...
  • Avis & Budget Car Rental Announces Will No Longer Provide NRA discount

    02/24/2018 5:18:10 AM PST · by tellw · 58 replies
    Avis Car Rental Twitter ^ | 2/23/18 | Avid Car Rental
    Posted on Twitter: Hello, effective March 26, Avis and Budget will no longer provide the NRA member discount.~Susan
  • Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed

    02/23/2018 6:51:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/23/2018 | BBC
    The UN Security Council is struggling to agree a resolution seeking a ceasefire in Syria and has put back a vote until Saturday. The vote has already been delayed several times since Thursday. Russia wanted changes to the draft that calls for a 30-day calm to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. Western diplomats have accused Russia, Syria's key ally, of stalling for more time. France said failure to act may spell the of the UN itself...... Commenting on Friday evening, US President Donald Trump pointed the finger of blame firmly at Syria and its allies, Russia and Iran,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ Commander Cody ~ 23 February 2018

    02/23/2018 6:04:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 209 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
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  • State Police Commanders Implicated In Judge’s Daughter Arrest Scandal Retire

    02/23/2018 5:07:09 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 2/23/2018
    Two top commanders in the Massachusetts State Police retired Friday night. Sources tell the I-Team’s Cheryl Fiandaca both Lt. Col. Daniel Risteen and Major Susan Anderson were implicated in the Alli Bibaud scandal, the judge’s daughter whose arrest report was altered on orders of then Colonel Richard McKeon. McKeon and his top assistant retired last year. Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating the incident. The two troopers who blew the whistle on the cover up have filed a federal lawsuit. In a separate story, that Turtleboy Sports was first to report, sources say State Trooper Leigha Genduso was suspended after...
  • Madoff Trustee Gets $76.5 Million From Austrian Feeder Fund

    02/23/2018 5:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    More than $10 billion has been distributed to Ponzi scheme victims so farAn Austrian hedge fund that helped direct investments from abroad into Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme agreed to pay $76.5 million to victims of the fraud in a settlement with the trustee who is unwinding the con man’s firm. Trustee Irving Picard said Monday that he reached the deal with Alpha Prime Fund Ltd., which is domiciled in Bermuda and managed in Austria. The settlement brings the total recovered by Picard to $12.8 billion. More than $10 billion has been distributed to victims of Madoff’s fraud, while some money...
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    02/23/2018 4:34:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 23, 2018
    A high school student in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats that compared the square root math symbol to a gun. According to local news station KATC, an investigation Tuesday by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the incident began when a Oberlin High School student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class. Another student then made a comment on the similarity of the mathematical sign to a gun, sparking opinions and comments from multiple students. Authorities then say the student being investigated...