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  • Q Anon: (4/26/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/26/2018 7:46:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | 4/26/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    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. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has been locked for disruptive comments, but post #1 includes a strong, concise...
  • FBI says it warned White House about Rob Porter in March ’17

    04/26/2018 7:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2018, 8:25 PM ET | Jill Colvin
    The FBI first flagged “derogatory information” about Rob Porter, one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, to the White House counsel’s office in March 2017, according to a new timeline provided by the FBI to Congress and publicly released Thursday. The timeline raises new questions about the White House’s handling of spousal abuse allegations against Porter, the former staff secretary. The administration has offered several contradictory accounts of who knew what and when about the allegations. Porter was forced to resign in February after the allegations by his ex-wives were made public by the Daily Mail. He has denied them....
  • Lynching memorial recognizes victims of racial violence in America

    04/26/2018 7:42:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    ABC News 7 ^ | April 26, 2018 | Danny Clemens
    A memorial that honors thousands of victims of lynching and explores the lasting impact the practice had on American culture is now open in Alabama.
  • Drug Smugglers Light High-Speed Craft Ablaze in Eastern Pacific; 1,080 Pounds of Cocaine Seized

    04/26/2018 7:33:52 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 26, 2018 | gCaptain
    Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Navy intercepted more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine from a high-speed drug trafficking boat in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The interception of the low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) was made by the crew of the USS Zephyr after a Customs and Border Protection P-3 surveillance aircraft detected the drugs smuggling vessel during a routine counter-narcotics patrol.
  • Deputies have no confidence in sheriff who presided over Parkland school shooting

    04/26/2018 7:30:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    More than 500 deputies in Florida have voted that they no longer have confidence in the sheriff who presided over the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 students and staff. Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, said Thursday that out of 628 votes, 534 Broward County deputies cast a ballot to say they "no longer have confidence" in Sheriff Scott Israel. Ninety-four people voted for Israel, Bell said.
  • US bolsters existing military presence in Syria, suggesting indefinite stay

    04/26/2018 7:28:04 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 3 replies
    The National ^ | April 26, 2018 | David Enders
    "The SDF and YPG control about a quarter of Syria, while Turkey backs a rival Syrian militia known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) that has recently taken over much of the Syrian side of the Syrian-Turkish border. That campaign has been accompanied by widespread reports that the FSA forcibly displaced large numbers of Kurds, and in some cases is already repopulating towns and villages with Arabs from other parts of the country. “The American presence aims at deterring any attack on the area and preventing clashes between FSA and SDF,” said Mr Al Ahmed. ... “The stabilisation effort is...
  • Rep. DeSantis reacts to newly released anti-Trump FBI texts

    04/26/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 1 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr. 26, 2018 | Video
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  • Passages From the Bible Discovered Behind Qur'an Manuscript

    04/26/2018 7:20:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/25/18 | Alison Flood
    The only recorded palimpsest in which a Christian text has been effaced to make way for the Islamic holy text is to go on sale at Christie’s An “extraordinary” discovery by an eagle-eyed scholar has identified the shadowy outlines of passages from the Bible behind an eighth-century manuscript of the Qur’an – the only recorded palimpsest in which a Christian text has been effaced to make way for the Islamic holy text. French scholar Dr Eléonore Cellard was looking for images of a palimpsest page sold a decade earlier by Christie’s when she came across the auction house’s latest catalogue,...
  • Light Rail Operator Found at Fault for Fatal Crash, Will Not Face Charges (MUZ)

    04/26/2018 7:17:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies ^ | 4/26/2018 | Ben Rodgers
    The light rail operator involved in the fatal crash that killed a 29-year-old ballroom dancer was found at fault for the incident but will not be charged. Documents released by Metro Transit show that Abdellatif El Maarouf was discharged in connection to the crash that killed Nicholas Westlake last July. In an internal memorandum, Metro Transit said El Maarouf traveled through a signal on July 19 at Eustis Street and University Avenue in St. Paul, causing the collision. The memorandum was written in August. The memorandum goes on to say, "Light Rail Management investigated the accident and determined Mr. El....
  • New York City Ideologues Get Indigestion Over Chick-fil-A

    04/26/2018 7:15:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | 4/18/18 | Hunter Baker
    America’s fastest-growing food chain has taken its customer-pleasing brand of savory deliciousness and rapid, polite service to New York City where it is proving that northern city dwellers enjoy the same thing that has captivated southerners for decades. Chick-fil-A Inc. is meeting the primary test of acceptance, which is the market test. Lines are long. Business is booming. If the Atlanta-based company with $9 billion in sales last year were traded publicly (it remains privately held), the city’s Wall Street community would be bidding the stock up to stratospheric levels. But the company’s success sticks in the craw of some...
  • Alfie Evans Must Die So the Nanny State May Live

    04/26/2018 7:11:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Stream ^ | April 25, 2018 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    I was trying to explain the Alfie Evans case to a friend. And finding it hard to do it. Not without resorting to bleak theories that allege the darkest motives. In case you’ve missed it, Alfie Evans is a chronically ill British child whose parents want to remove him from a Liverpool hospital to try alternative treatments. And the hospital is defying them. Denying him further treatment. Leaving him to die. “So this is just the National Health Service, isn’t it? They’re trying to cut costs.” So she said, trying to make sense of the case. Well, no. Not directly....
  • Grammy-Winning Singer Macy Gray Sports ‘Make Kanye Great Again’ Hat

    04/26/2018 7:09:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2018 | Ben Kew
    Celebrated pop singer Macy Gray appeared to respond to Kanye West’s recent embrace of President Donald Trump on Thursday by wearing her own ‘Make Kanye Great Again’ cap. The Grammy Award-winning singer posted the caption-less photo to her Instagram account — the post was met with overwhelming praise.
  • Dominican Priest: Lack of Belief Within the Church Enables the Diabolical Spirit

    04/26/2018 7:08:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Faith, says Fr. Francois Dermine, O.P., who has been an exorcist for nearly 25 years, is above all “a mystery of salvation; we have to be saved from something, from someone, and this someone is also the devil.”Rome, Italy, Apr 25, 2018 / 01:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- According to one exorcist working in Italy, the average time needed for a person to be freed from demonic influence in an exorcism is taking much longer than it did in even the recent past. Whereas before it was common for a person to be liberated in one session, even if the blessing...
  • Salinas man sentenced to 9 years in prison for hit-and-run that left victim paralyzed

    04/26/2018 7:04:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    KION ^ | Apr 26, 2018 | Brandon Castillo
    A Salinas man has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for a hit-and-run that left the victim paralyzed from the neck down. 41-year-old Horacio Alcantar was driving a black Chevy Silverado back in July of 2016 on San Juan Grade Road when he crashed into a silver Chevy Malibu head-on.
  • Doctors Criticise Court Refusal to Allow Alfie Evans to Go to Italy

    04/26/2018 7:04:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/25/18 | Simon Caldwell
    The Medical Ethics Alliance said the refusal to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment was 'medical tyranny'A group of doctors has criticised the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as “medical tyranny.” Dr Anthony Cole, the Catholic chairman of the Medical Ethics Alliance, has written an open letter saying that the treatment of Alfie and his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, brought the medical profession in the UK into disrepute. “The parents are being tortured as they watch the hospital take actions expected...
  • Cosby goes berserk moments after guilty verdict is read

    04/26/2018 7:04:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | April 26, 2018 | Emily Saul
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby went berserk Thursday — just moments after he was convicted of sexual assault — as lawyers argued over whether he should be allowed ​to remain ​free on bail. Prosecutors in Montgomery County Court were arguing that the fallen comedian was a flight risk and someone with “limitless wealth.” “He has a plane,” District Attorney Kevin Steele told the judge. That’s when Cosby suddenly stood up and screamed, “He doesn’t have a plane, you a–hole! That shows what you know!” The explosive outburst p​​rompted Judge Steven O’Neill to yell, “That’s enough!” and Cosby’s publicist Andrew Wyatt...
  • The Catholic Assoc Calls Out U.K. Catholic Leaders for Not Following Church Teaching in Alfie's Case

    04/26/2018 6:59:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | April 26, 2018 | Nancy Flory
    “I would like to reiterate and forcefully confirm that the only master of life, from the beginning to its natural conclusion, is God!” Pope Francis said before the General Audience after meeting with Alfie Evan’s father, Thomas Evans.  Alfie Evans is the ill 23-month-old held under court order at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, England. Monday the hospital removed life support, but Alfie lives — breathing on his own. The Pope tweeted Monday afternoon, “Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their...
  • Comey denies release of memo contents was a 'leak,' addresses Dem-funded dossier

    04/26/2018 6:51:21 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 April 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Former FBI Director James Comey, in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News on Thursday, defended sharing his memos about conversations with President Trump with multiple people, while denying it was a “leak.” “That memo was unclassified then,” Comey told anchor Bret Baier during an appearance on “Special Report.” “It's still unclassified. It's in my book. The FBI cleared that book before it could be published.” Comey acknowledged giving the memos to at least three people including his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman. He said he sent Richman a copy of the two-page unclassified memo and “asked him to...
  • Trump tariffs drive 'record sales' at largest US metals processor...

    04/26/2018 6:49:42 PM PDT · by caww · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/26/2018 | Joe Williams
    The nation’s top metals processor says business has surged following the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “Improved demand, a limited amount of customer pre-buying as a result of announced tariffs, and normal seasonal patterns" pushed first-quarter shipments up 10 percent from a year earlier, yielding a record quarterly sales volume of 1.6 million tons, 'Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.' said Thursday. 'Union Pacific' on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.3 billion on Thursday. Revenue for the first three months of the year was $5.5 billion, up 7 percent from the same time period in 2017.
  • This Brazilian Economist Once Marched for Socialism, But Became a Free-Market Hero

    04/26/2018 6:48:24 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 1 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 12, 2018 | Rafael Ribeiro
    Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680). Heroes for liberty are not particular to any region of the world or to a particular time period or to one sex. They hail from all nationalities, races, faiths, and creeds. They inspire others to a noble and universal cause—that all people should be free to live their lives in peace so long as they do no harm to the equal rights of others. They are passionate not solely for their own liberty,...