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  • Today's Toons 5/21/18

    05/21/2018 1:21:23 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/21/18 | pookie18
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  • Coyotes surround hiking woman, who climbs tree to escape

    05/21/2018 12:55:57 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 12 replies
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  • John McCain: 'I greet the future with joy'

    05/21/2018 12:39:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says in a new documentary of his life that he is thankful for the life he's lived. "The American people don't hold Washington and the people who work there in very high esteem. We need to make sure that we give the American people what they deserve, and right now they're not getting it," McCain said in an interview for "For Whom the Bell Tolls," named for the Ernest Hemingway novel which McCain still lists as his favorite. "I know this is a very vicious disease. I greet every day with gratitude, and I will continue...
  • SWAMP REUNION: Obama’s Three Muses Reappear In Mueller’s Trump Investigation

    05/20/2018 11:54:51 PM PDT · by Clioman · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2018 | Sidney Powell
    "This triumvarite of coverup experts is central to the Obama White House arm of the conspiracy to surveil the Trump campaign, the phony FISA warrant, "unmaskings" of Americans in the Trump campaign and denials of information to the incoming president of the United States. Who are they?
  • San Diego Sheriff's deputy arrested for groping teen at Vista Panda Express

    05/20/2018 11:10:28 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 10 replies
    ABC News 10 San Diego ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mark Saunders
    VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A 10-year San Diego Sheriff's Department employee has been arrested for groping a 14-year-old girl at a North County restaurant this year. Timothy Wilson Jr., a 32-year-old Vista detention center deputy, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of felony lewd act on a child for the March 21 incident. Wilson is accused of groping a 14-year-old girl waiting in line at the Panda Express at 20 Main Street. Another San Diego Sheriff's Department employee recognized Wilson in surveillance footage from the restaurant released this month and reported him to investigators, according to San Diego...
  • Author claims to know identity of skyjacker 'DB Cooper'

    05/20/2018 10:46:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Grand Rapids Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2018 | Danielle Nelson
    A 47-year-old mystery finally may be resolved. Grand Rapids-based publisher Principia Media announced yesterday it has released a book that allegedly reveals the real identity of “D.B. Cooper,” the infamous skyjacker who in 1971 demanded a $200,000 ransom on board a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, before jumping 10,000 feet to his escape. The book, “D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend,” is by Carl Laurin, an alleged friend of the skyjacker, and details an investigation into Cooper’s identity. Laurin claims that Cooper was the late "military paratrooper, daredevil and intelligence operative" Walter R. Reca, Principia Media said. Reca,...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 5-21-18 {Prayer}

    05/20/2018 10:45:17 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 4 replies
    5-21-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind.
  • Syria war: Islamic State militants leave Damascus suburbs

    05/20/2018 10:24:39 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 May 2018 | BBC
    Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following heavy bombardment by the Syrian military. ...army operations in the area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing. Al-Ikhbariya TV said a new plan is underway to storm IS-held areas in Hajar al-Aswad, near Yarmouk. The channel’s area correspondent said the coming hours would be “decisive” for restoring government control in Hajar al-Aswad, but didn’t mention Yarmouk. President...
  • Connecticut labeled “untruthful” for hiding $10 billion in retiree healthcare costs

    05/20/2018 10:03:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy. ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    Connecticut’s official balance sheets will be noticeably worse next year due to changes in how the state reports its retiree healthcare liabilities... Truth in Accounting issued Connecticut a failing grade based on its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and said the state is “hiding” $10.4 billion in retiree healthcare debt. “Connecticut’s financial condition is not only concerning, but also misleading as government officials failed to disclose significant amounts of retirement debt on the state’s balance sheet,” the report says. “As a result, residents and taxpayers have been presented with an inaccurate and untruthful accounting of the state government’s finances.” According...
  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Joseph Sciambra.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...
  • Is John Brennan making cryptic assassination threats?

    John Brennan just recently tweeted“"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106-43 BC)" Marcus tullius Cicero was declared an enemy of the Roman Empire and was then executed. Is John Brennan making veiled threats?
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-18, M, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    05/20/2018 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2018 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After Adam had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to him and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then...
  • Shawn Mendes and Khalid perform with Parkland survivors at Billboard Music Awards

    05/20/2018 9:21:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2018 | Wendy Geller
    Shawn Mendes made a powerful statement in solidarity with gun violence victims at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20). The singer-songwriter performed his new single “Youth” with another rapidly rising star, Khalid — as well as members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Fla. Dressed in a t-shirt that read “Protect our guns” with a slash through the word “guns” and the word “children” replaced, Khalid harmonized with Mendes, who strummed an acoustic guitar as they delivered the song’s affecting lyrics. The song thematically champions keeping one’s spirit although times are difficult and...
  • Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble

    05/20/2018 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2048 | Kurt Schlichter
    How does the left think that normal people are going to react to the left’s rejection of the idea of rational discussion and debate and it’s attempt to keep them from participating in their own governance? What does the elite think lurks at the bottom of that slippery slope? Do liberals think the normals will A) meekly submit to abuse and be cowed into submission, or B) that the normals will grow even more militant and make their voices heard in other, nastier ways?Spoiler: The answer is B. Donald Trump is just one manifestation of the blowback against the rule-by-contempt our alleged betters currently...
  • LETTER: Donald Trump is a shrewd tactician

    05/20/2018 9:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Business Day ^ | May 21, 2018 | Nathan Cheiman
    US President Donald Trump is an exceptionally shrewd tactician. He proved his ingenuity by becoming the president of America despite adverse propaganda. Now he seems to have outsmarted the entire world by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. His objectives will become clear in time but my posit is that he has set the cat among the pigeons. Europe is concerned and desperately wants to retain the nuclear agreement with Tehran because there are incentives for Europe. Many companies have committed themselves to huge multimillion-euro investments in Iran, and stand to lose heavily if sanctions are enforced by the US....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday in Whitsun Week (Gueranger)

    05/20/2018 9:08:58 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class Veni, sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and enkindle within the fire of thy love. YESTERDAY, THE HOLY GHOST took possession of the world: his commencement of the mission given him by the Father and the Son was such as to indicate his power over the human heart, and prepare us for his future triumphs. The days of this solemn Octave are a fitting occasion for our respectfully considering the progress of his workings in the...
  • The Media See Only One Collusion Story

    05/20/2018 9:06:08 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 1 replies
    NRO ^ | 20 May 2018 | John Fund
    President Trump is opening a whole new chapter in the war between him and the investigators pursuing him. Today, he tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” It’s unclear how the Justice Department will respond. In March, Justice’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, announced he would be examining exactly how the DOJ set about employing the so-called Steele dossier to help...
  • 1 Corinthians Ch. 11

    05/20/2018 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all...
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    05/20/2018 8:51:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Art Voice ^ | May 20, 2018 | Anthony Bower
    You know in looking at you and everyone else’s life, other people could connect the dots of our actions and claim that we’ve done some questionable things by association. Do I think our President has made some questionable decisions in his life? Sure, but then so have I and in the decisions that I personally made in my past I will tell you that I now sometimes look back on them wishing I would have made some different choices, but that’s in the past and it does no good for me to ponder “what if’s”. As I do not know...
  • Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class

    05/20/2018 8:35:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 05-19-2018 | Matt Pearce
    When the shooter left the room briefly, Abel and others left the closet and tried to barricade the door. But the shooter pushed it open, spotted a student he knew, and with anger said, "Surprise!" before shooting the student in the chest. "I'm still trying to process everything," Abel said in an interview. One of Pagourtzis' classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, "had 4 months of problems from this boy," her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. "He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no."...