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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 · 6 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....
  • 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).
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • ¿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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  • 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,...
  • Florida Legislature Votes Down Measure to Ban Assault Rifles

    02/20/2018 9:46:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | February 20th, 2018
    The Florida State House on Tuesday voted down a proposed motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles, “effectively killing the measure for this session”
  • Pelosi’s Border Solution: ‘Mowing The Grass’

    02/20/2018 9:38:12 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 20th, 2018
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said during a Tuesday interview that she thinks “mowing the grass” along the border could be one solution to border security. Pelosi denounced the idea of a border wall during the interview, which was broadcast on Facebook live. “Well, I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress, but I do know that representatives in the House and Senators in that body from the border wall areas have some serious objection to a wall,” Pelosi explained. “Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do, or mowing the grass so...
  • Madigan's Leadership Becomes Democratic Primary Litmus Test Amid Harassment Complaints

    02/20/2018 8:02:52 PM PST · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rick Pearson
    Speaker Michael Madigan’s undisputed political power came under attack Tuesday amid new criticism over his handling of harassment complaints as the March Democratic primary increasingly turns into a referendum on his leadership. Madigan faced increasing calls for him to step down from the state Democratic chairman post he has held for two decades, as well as demands for an independent investigation of complaints that have led him to shed two top loyal political lieutenants in a week. The misconduct scandal comes as the long-serving speaker and his private interests as a property tax appeals lawyer already had been a focal...
  • 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.
  • Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence

    02/20/2018 7:01:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data. This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history. If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.
  • Poll: Trump, Congress Not Doing Enough For Mass Shootings

    02/20/2018 6:27:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Feb. 20, 2018 | Katelyn Newman , Digital Producer, Staff Writer
    The majority of the U.S. blames President Donald Trump and Congress for inaction to prevent mass shootings, but Americans are still split on how to do just that, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds.
  • RNC reveals strong January fundraising haul, building on 2017 successes

    02/20/2018 6:10:57 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    The Republican National Committee revealed Tuesday that it raised $12.4 million in January 2018 — up from $11.1 million in December 2017. "As we head into the 2018 midterm elections, the Republican Party continues to break fundraising records," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "We are working hand-in-hand with Republicans in Congress and President Trump to enact a pro-growth agenda on behalf of the American people. In doing so, we will continue to invest in our ground game, data operations, technology, and Party infrastructure to win elections in 2018 and beyond." The RNC also said it raised...
  • Woman who cared for Florida shooter wants control of his inheritance (had brother committed)

    02/20/2018 5:48:32 PM PST · by maggief · 94 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 20, 2018 | Laurie Mizrahi and Max Jaeger
    PARKLAND, Fla. — The woman (Roxanne Deschamps) left in charge of the accused Florida school shooter and his brother after their mom died last year filed court papers the day after the massacre seeking to be put in charge of the dead woman’s will — then had the alleged shooter’s brother involuntarily committed, a source close to the family revealed to The Post.
  • California’s Tough Gun Laws Make Trafficking Illegal Firearms A Lucrative Business, Ex-Smuggler Says

    02/20/2018 5:15:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Stephen Stock and Jeremy Carroll
    Despite some of the toughest gun laws in the country, a former gun smuggler tells NBC Bay Area that illegal firearms will continue to flow into the state as long as guns can be purchased with relative ease in other parts of the country. In fact, the wide disparity in regulations creates a lucrative market for those willing to risk running guns from one state to another, he said. “I was out in a different state, and I just saw how easy it was for people from that state to just get a gun,” he said. The former gun trafficker...
  • 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...
  • Special Election Kentucky HD 49 Polls closed.

    02/20/2018 3:57:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    James Coleman Twitter ^ | February 20, 2018
    Tonight on #ElectionTwitter, we have a special elex in Kentucky HD49. It's a district shaped like a heart in Bullitt County (south of Louisville). In 2016, Trump (72%) & Rand Paul (64%) easily carried every precinct there, but the incumbent Dem only narrowly lost. #kypol #hd49