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  • Father Of Parkland Survivor Accuses CNN Of Pushing Gun Control Narrative

    02/23/2018 12:39:58 AM PST · by a little elbow grease ^ | 2/22/18 | Amber Athey
    The father of a Stoneman Douglas High School student is accusing CNN of specifically seeking out survivors of the shooting who wanted to talk about gun control, bolstering another survivor’s claims that the network tried to plant scripted questions at their Wednesday night town hall. Amber Athey
  • Dominant Norway proud but humble amid gold rush

    02/23/2018 12:26:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | February 23, 2018 | Philip O'Connor
    Norway’s stunning medal haul has been the talk of the Olympics and with 13 golds and three days of competition left, they could beat the record of 14 by one country at a single Winter Games. ... “We have free health care, we have free schools, you can have a PhD without paying anything, you just have to pay for food and shelter and the government will pay for everything else,” the 52-year-old added. ”That means that we have a pool of people that is quite well educated, have a good health standard and do not have a high level...
  • Q Anon: (2/23/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    02/23/2018 12:05:00 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 2/23/2018 | Q Anon, FReepers
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread...
  • Survey: Flipping the 49th Congressional District (Issa Seat) Won’t Be Easy

    02/23/2018 12:03:15 AM PST · by 11th_VA
    Ocean Beach Rag ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Doug Porter
    A just-released poll, conducted February 12-15 by FM3 Research for Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action has a cautionary tale for Democrats seeking to replace retiring Congressman Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. The good news is the Republicans’ brand is so tarnished that a generic Democrat could win over a generic Republican by 7 points or more. The bad news is that the current line-up of Democratic candidates is likely to split primary voters in such a way that two Republicans will face each other in the general election. The FM3 poll is unique in that was conducted...
  • Don't let that Broward County Sheriff off the hook

    02/22/2018 11:58:57 PM PST · by KJC1 · 5 replies
    My gut is telling me this guy is dirty as hell. His entire department needs to be investigated, not just for the failures but for their lack of training. And he's out there every day making a celebrity of himself. AND he threw that deputy under the bus today. Training records, I think, will be important, including his own or lack thereof possibly. Having said all of that, I feel bad for the rank and file deputies, so this is not directed at them.
  • Ex-Playboy model's notes on alleged Trump affair written a decade later

    02/22/2018 11:19:10 PM PST · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    EXCLUSIVE: The centerpiece of a New Yorker story on Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, is scribbled notes kept by the former Playboy playmate. These notes, obtained by journalist Ronan Farrow, are presented as her personal reflections on the relationship –“later memorialized in an eight-page, handwritten document provided to the New Yorker.” Readers could easily get the impression, as many journalists have, that McDougal wrote these notes during what she describes as a consensual relationship that began in 2006. But that is not the case. {snip} The McDougal passages were written on a notebook marketed...
  • Dice became more even as our beliefs in fate and chance evolved [tr]

    02/22/2018 11:17:02 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2018 | Annie Palmer
    Scientists studied more than 100 dice dating back to more than 2,000 years ago They discovered that dice made before 400 AD had major differences in shape, material, size and configuration of numbers, suggesting there was little fairness By Renaissance times, dicemakers realized the object's size affected game play Researchers believe that die changed shape as we started to believe in chance
  • Vegan YouTuber Who Claimed Raw Food Cured Her Cancer Dies From Disease

    02/22/2018 11:04:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/21/18 12:58 PM | Kashmira Gander
    On her YouTube channel, Mari Lopez claimed that her raw, vegan lifestyle “cured” her of breast cancer. But when the disease spread to her blood, liver and lungs, she decided to try chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It appears, however, the intervention was too late, as her niece Liz Johnson has revealed that Lopez died of breast cancer in December 2017. Lopez told viewers of her YouTube channel Liz & Mari, which she hosted with Johnson, that her faith in God and diet consisting entirely of plant-based products rid her body of cancer in four months. She also claimed in one video...
  • It's a living nightmare! [tr]

    02/22/2018 10:54:18 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2018 | Annie Palmer
    It's a living nightmare! Savvy programmer makes terrifying girl from The Ring crawl out of the TV using Apple's augmented reality system Read more: http:/ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook crawl out of the TV using Apple's augmented reality system 'The Ring' is a 2002 horror film that tells the story of a young girl who was killed Singh was able to make the girl crawl out of a TV by using augmented reality
  • On This Day in 1797 the French Invaded Wales - and the World Should Know What Happened Next

    02/22/2018 10:25:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2018 | David Williamson
    France is loaning the UK the Bayeux Tapestry. Would they appreciate our depiction of the Battle of Fishguard?It was on this day in 1797 that French troops landed near Fishguard in the last invasion of mainland Britain. We have our equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry in Fishguard which records the drama in glorious detail. French President Emmanuel Macron last month set off public relations fireworks with his pledge to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK. It was a diplomatic masterstroke, allowing the Gallic wunderkind to appear generous and magnanimous without making any rash promises about future Brexit deals. The...
  • Justin Trudeau Is Ridiculed By Indians: We Do Not Dress Like This Sir

    02/22/2018 10:22:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 23 replies ^ | February 22, 2018
    Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister. While many praised his clothing during the first two days of his trip, patience was wearing thin by the time he attended a Bollywood gala on Tuesday night, before the tide turned against him on Wednesday. Ministers, authors, journalists and ordinary Indians lined up to mock him on Wednesday, saying his wardrobe was 'fake and annoying'.
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma' (Today in History February 24, 1942)

    02/22/2018 9:55:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Spiegel ^ | May 23, 2013 | Marc Pitzke
    In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE. David Stoliar's neat house sits atop a hill on the edge of Bend, a small city in central Oregon. A few steps lead up to the front door. Stoliar's wife, Marda, opens, followed by a happy beagle. "Come in," she says cheerfully. "Come in." Her husband is waiting in the living room, surrounded by souvenirs and family photos....
  • Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International

    02/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 22 February 2018 10:23 CET+01:00
    Switzerland has been taken to task by the human rights group Amnesty International for its tough treatment of asylum seekers and migrants. The country was violating international legal principles by returning migrants and asylum seekers with rejected asylum claims to countries where they are in danger of persecution, Amnesty said in its annual report published on Thursday. The human rights group cited the examples “of people with failed asylum claims or undocumented migrants” being sent back to countries including Sri Lanka, Turkey and Sudan where they were at risk of “serious human rights” violations. In its report into the state...
  • Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election

    02/22/2018 9:10:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 22 February 2018 14:48 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Sweden’s intelligence service has warned “foreign powers” could try to meddle in the country’s upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote. However, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), which is responsible for tackling espionage and terrorism, said in its annual report that Sweden’s “robust” and “decentralized” electoral system was tough to influence. “It cannot be ruled out that certain foreign powers will take advantage of the Swedish election campaign to enhance conflicts in Swedish society and attempt to weaken the democratic system,” said Säpo head Anders Thornberg in the document, which was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Damian, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    02/22/2018 9:03:20 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double IT IS THE FEAST of the austere reformer of the 11th century, Peter Damian, the precursor of the holy Pontiff Gregory the Seventh, that we are called upon to celebrate today. To him is due a share of that glorious regeneration which was effected at that troubled period when judgment had to begin at the House of God. The life he had led under the Monastic Rule had fitted him for the great contest. So zealously did he withstand the disorders and abuses of his times that we may attribute to him, at least in great measure,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday in Lenten Ember Week (Gueranger)

    02/22/2018 9:02:17 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION is in the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles; it is one of the grandest of the Churches of Rome, and is enriched by the Bodies of the two Apostles, St. Philip and St. James the Less. COLLECT Esto, Domine, propitius plebi tuæ: et quam tibi facis esse devotam, benigno refove miseratus auxilio. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Amen. Be propitious, O Lord, to thy people and mercifully strengthen those by thy aid whom thou fillest with devotion to thee. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. EPISTLE LECTIO EZECHIELIS PROPHETÆ. LESSON from EZECHIEL the PROPHET. Cap....
  • Threatening tweet against Marco Rubio

    02/22/2018 8:57:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    "What's a good amount of bail money to bring to a CNN Town Hall where Marco Rubio will be speaking? Asking for a friend."
  • Feds Hid White-Collar Outsourcing Program From the Public, Says Judge

    02/22/2018 8:52:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22 ,2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Federal officials excluded the public when they created a program to help U.S. companies hire hundreds of thousands of foreign graduates in place of American graduates, a D.C. Appeals Court judge said February 20. reported the comment, which came during a hearing against the Optional Practical Training outsourcing program: The judge also challenged [Justice Department lawyer Scott] Stewart … that the latest tweak represented the first time the government actually opened its considerations of the program to public comment. “The public wasn’t involved” in earlier considerations on statutory authority for the program, Judge Edwards told Stewart. Federal law requires...
  • Liberal Freakout: Congress Blindsides Obama Administration With Formal Investigation

    02/22/2018 8:49:11 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 21, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    Barack Obama’s legacy was already on thin ice after many of his signature programs were dismantled during President Trump’s first year in office, and concerns over bias emerged within the Department of Justice. Now, another blow to the 44th president’s White House tenure has come to light. While the bias concerns at the DOJ continue, another scandal regarding impartiality is gaining momentum, but this time it’s within a federal agency called the Chemical Safety Board. A House investigative subcommittee is directing the EPA to investigate one of the officials Obama appointed while in office, after anti-lobbying laws were allegedly violated...