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  • Let’s Talk About The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

    02/25/2018 5:20:44 AM PST · by Sopater
    Redoubt News ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jacque Guinan
    This was an incredibly heart-breaking event. Hearts and prayers across the nation are lifted up to these children and their parents/families. Every day across the nation, parents send their children off to school, as they have for centuries. Up until recently, it has never been even a fleeting concern that their children may not return home at the end of the day. Why now? What has changed?As more and more details emerge regarding this most recent event; a picture is developing. It is a shocking, devastating, hard to accept picture. We see failures and mistakes that would ultimately culminate into...
  • The Embarrassing, Hilarious, Can't-Look-Away Trudeau Show

    02/25/2018 5:17:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies ^ | Fay Voshell
    Imagine the reaction of the media if President Trump donned lederhosen and tried to do a German folk dance during a trip to meet with Germany's Angela Merkel. Or imagine if India's president, Ram Nath Kovind, arrived for a state visit to Canada dressed as a red-jacketed Canadian Mountie or as a plaid-shirted lumberjack carrying an axe. The equivalent of the above is pretty much what Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted during his recent trip to India, where he made himself a laughingstock because of his fervid embrace of the religion of multiculturalism. It was quite a show. Nothing...
  • After call with Trump turns testy, Mexico’s president scraps plan to visit White House

    02/25/2018 5:13:57 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 15 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/25/2018 | Rucker, Partlow, Miroff
    Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but called off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico’s position that it would not fund construction of a border wall that the Mexican people widely consider offensive, said the officials, who...
  • Whatever happened to the $15 million cover-up?

    02/25/2018 5:03:27 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 5 replies
    February 25, 2018 | From The Deer Stand
    Not long ago Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) publicly stated that taxpayers paid $15 million to settle and cover up sexual misconduct lawsuits in the last decade. Our tax money helped keep quiet these misdeeds by out elected officials. Outrage at the time, but silence since. Who were these officials? What was their conduct? We're still waiting for the official report from Congress. Will it ever come?
  • What really happened on Trudeau's India trip (CBC 'journalist' blames journalist for terrible PR.)

    02/25/2018 4:37:25 AM PST · by jerod · 24 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 25, 2018 6:23 AM | By Evan Dyer
    Rarely has the journalistic echo chamber rung more hollow than on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India. It's an interesting exercise to see how many of the analyses were written by people thousands of kilometres from India, and how many quote the same Carleton University academic, Vivek Dehejia. His thoughts, pitched to reporters even before the trip began, appeared in reports from CNN to China's Xinhua, as well as almost every Canadian outlet, (including CBC). The reality is this trip drifted somewhat from Day 1, featured a few successes and one major self-inflicted wound with the presence of...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 February 2018

    02/25/2018 4:31:04 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 31 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 February 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 25th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Florida school shooting, and school senior Delaney Tarr.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla.; Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado; Michele Gay, who co-founded Safe and Sound Schools after her daughter was killed in the...
  • The Supreme Court Has a Chance to Correct Itself on Unions

    02/25/2018 4:18:15 AM PST · by lowbuck · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 February | George Will
    In Janus v. AFSCME, it could decisively affirm that workers have a right not to compel speech they disagree with. Overturning mistaken decisions is an occasional duty of the Supreme Court, whose noblest achievement was the protracted, piecemeal repudiation, with Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and subsequent decisions, of its 1896 ruling that segregated “separate but equal” public facilities were constitutional. This Monday, the court will hear oral arguments that probably will presage another overdue correction. The issue is: Are Mark Janus’s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association (which entails the freedom not to associate) violated...
  • NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’

    02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 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...
  • OBAMA PRAISED BROWARD for progressive "restorative" justice" and social services measures

    02/25/2018 4:03:57 AM PST · by Liz · 38 replies
    In the NY Post editorial about the Broward system failures leading to 17 teens dead, the Post reported Broward County won Team Obama praise for its schools’ embrace of “restorative justice” policies that offer counseling and other social services in lieu of reporting bullying, assault, drug abuse and so on to the police. And the FBI admits it got a Jan. 5 tip-line warning about “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social-media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting” — but failed to share the info with its Miami field...
  • Police Officers Sound Off On School Deputy and Sheriff

    02/25/2018 3:58:20 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 14 replies
    Coral Springs Talk ^ | 2/23/2018 | Sharon Aron Baron
    South Florida law enforcement officers are sounding off after the news broke that Deputy Scot Peterson along with three others never went after the gunman who killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. On Thursday, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that Peterson, 54, resigned after an investigation revealed that Peterson, a school resource officer who Israel said was supposed to protect the school, never entered the building while it was under attack by gunman Nikolas Cruz. Law enforcement officers, many from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, speaking out on online forums frequented by officers, are angry at not only the deputy, but...
  • Steph Curry: Trump Revoking Warriors’ W House Invite a ‘Rallying Point’ for the Entire Sports World

    02/25/2018 2:53:35 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/24/2018
    Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry sat down with CNN’s Van Jones for an interview and the All-Star guard discussed President Donald Trump revoking the team’s invitation to celebrate their championship at the White House after Curry and his teammates suggested they were not interested in going. Curry told Jones that it was “surreal” to have the president tweeting about him, adding the revoked invite was a “rallying point” for the sports world. “[Trump] kind of, you know, took that power away from us and didn’t allow us to have that process to come to the decision [to go] as...
  • Nunes on Democrat Memo Drop: It Proves Dems, Hillary Campaign Colluded with Russians

    02/24/2018 11:59:38 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies ^ | 2/24/18 | Penny Starr
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke about the release on Saturday of the Democrats’ memo, saying that it confirms what the previously released GOP memo said. The memo supported the assertion that if any collusion took place with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, it was with the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • 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 · 40 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 · 98 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.
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift

    02/24/2018 10:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.24.2018 | jcg/jm (Reuters, AFP)
    Senior figures of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voiced their views on the party’s direction to German media outlets this weekend, ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet selections on Sunday and the party’s vote on the grand coalition agreement, to take place on Monday. While the SPD members vote over whether to join the grand coalition, Merkel’s conservatives are doing some soul searching over whether their party should remain in the center, as it has throughout her leadership, or shift to the right to try and win back lost voters. “Sometimes the conservative element of the conservative bloc could be...
  • Nebraska Gov. Encourages NRA to Move Convention From Dallas to His State

    02/24/2018 10:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 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!"
  • Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

    02/24/2018 10:17:05 PM PST · by lowbuck · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 February 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets and thousands of other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But thanks to fracking, imports are now 40% and the US exports oil and gas. Today’s vital raw materials foundation also includes exotic minerals like gallium, germanium, rare earth elements and platinum group metals. For the USA, they are “critical” because they are required in thousands of applications; most...
  • Schiff Minority Memo and Nunes Majority Response

    02/24/2018 9:52:54 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Uploaded by The Conservative Treehouse to scribnet etc..
  • School Shooting Plot Exposed: You Won't Believe who set it up

    02/24/2018 9:50:55 PM PST · by Slyfox · 77 replies ^ | 2-24-2018 | Onan Coca
    For the last week or so, the entire nation has been talking about gun control — or at least the media has been talking about it. The sudden tsunami of gun control stories, articles, op-eds, and segments is the result of the terrible mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in beautiful Parkland, Florida. Sadly, the focus on gun control has caused the media (and the people who get their news from the media) to miss the far-larger scandal revolving around Douglas High School. First, let me be clear; I’m not talking about the scandal of...
  • Very Interesting Immigration Map

    02/24/2018 8:56:14 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 27 replies
    Metrocosm ^ | Unkown | Unkown
    Very interesting immigration map.