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  • Lori Loughlin’s daughters drop out of USC after admissions scandal

    03/14/2019 6:33:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 186 replies
    Page Six ^ | 3/14/19 | Tamar Lapin
    Lori Loughlin‘s daughters are dropping out of the University of Southern California — because they’re afraid of being bullied over the massive college admissions scam that has left them feeling like “a mess,” a report said Thursday. Olivia Jade, 19, and her sister, 20-year-old Isabella Rose, have decided to withdraw from USC days after their parents, “Fuller House” star Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were charged for allegedly paying the girls’ way into the school, TMZ reported. One source told the gossip website the girls worry they’ll be “viciously bullied” if they return to school.
  • Why are students walking out of class in San Francisco, Oakland, Peninsula and elsewhere Friday?

    03/14/2019 6:29:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2019 | Alix Martichoux
    Students around the world are walking out of class in protest Friday as part of a concerted effort to demand action on climate change.
  • Soldier, 30, awaiting trial for taking a military vehicle on a joyride was able to fly to IRAQ

    03/14/2019 6:20:13 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 14 Mar 2019 | Leah McDonald
    Full Title: Soldier, 30, awaiting trial for taking a military vehicle on a joyride was able to fly to IRAQ while wearing an ankle monitor, researched bombs online and posted about Al Qaeda on Twitter A U.S. Army National Guard officer was able to travel to Iraq for two days while wearing an ankle monitor after he was arrested for hijacking an armored car last year. Joshua Yabut broke the terms of his bond agreement by traveling on commercial flights to the Middle East. The 30-year-old soldier was also caught researching bombs online and posting about Al Qaeda on Twitter,...
  • Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends; 'mythical experience'

    03/14/2019 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/2019 | Liam Quinn
    Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends, bookshelves and his 'near-mythical experience Beto O’Rourke is officially in the 2020 presidential race, but early polling suggests his Vanity Fair profile isn’t going over well. O’Rourke, who announced to his supporters Thursday morning he was tossing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, was the star of a fawning, 8,600-word opus published by the prestigious magazine on Wednesday. The wide-ranging interview is the cover story of the latest edition of the magazine, with the 46-year-old boldly declaring he was "just born to do this". The Vanity Fair...
  • State taking names of teachers who called in sick to protest

    03/14/2019 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 3/14/2019 | Adam Beam
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's education commissioner wants the name of every teacher who used a sick day to force 10 school districts to close so educators could protest at the state legislature. At least 10 Kentucky school districts were forced to close several times since Feb. 28 after so many teachers used their sick days that officials could not find enough substitutes to cover classes. Jefferson County Public Schools, one of the country's largest districts with more than 98,000 students, has closed six times in two weeks as hundreds of teachers packed the state Capitol to protest several proposals that...
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's wild, wacky, and wonderful questioning of Wells Fargo chairman

    03/14/2019 5:36:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez should get her own reality TV show. It would be a comedy, of course, with cameras following her around to record a typical day in the life of the face of the Democratic party. Those cameras would record some of the most illogical, incoherent, idiotic, and just plain weird statements from a woman whose worldview has been shaped by socialism. That she's an ignoramus with a primary school understanding of most issues is a bonus. Yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez "grilled" the chairman of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, asking him a series of bizarre questions about "caging migrant children" and...
  • Acting DoD Secretary: 30 to 40 Percent of U.S. Troops on Border Will Be Leaving in the Next Month

    03/14/2019 5:34:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 14, 2019 | 6:20 PM EDT | Melanie Arter
    ( - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Pentagon plans to withdraw between 30 and 40 percent of the 6,000 troops on the southern border within the next month, leaving about 3,000 to 4,000. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) asked Shanahan, “So you testified Mr. Secretary that there are 6,000 troops currently deployed at our southern border. Can you tell us how long they are going to be there?” “I’d say 30 or 40 percent of them will be departing in the next month or so when they complete some of their...
  • Spokane's Bishop Daly Talks to the Inlander About Gay Priests, Sex Abuse and that Abortion Letter

    03/14/2019 5:29:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Inlander ^ | 3/8/19 | Daniel Walters
    There's a quote that Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly uses a lot that he attributes to his favorite saint, Vincent de Paul, from back when the church was experiencing another crisis of corrupt and abusive priests. “'If you want to be one of the church’s enemies, be one of her priests',” Daly said on his Bishop and the Vicars podcast last year. “And, of course, you could say, one of her bishops for that matter.” It's one of those quotes that can be read in two ways. You could read it as saying that it's sometimes the job of priests or...
  • Why is Ideology Such a Bad Thing?

    03/14/2019 5:27:06 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 33 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I don’t understand the idea that ideology is a bad thing. Notice the contradiction here? “Ideas are a bad thing.” That itself is an idea. Democrats, some party insiders say, are going over a cliff. They’re going all-out socialist. Even Communist. One of their leading figures wants to tear down every single building in America and build new ones, conforming to environmentalist standards. Most of her colleagues in the Establishment either agree, or are reluctant to be seen disagreeing. Is ideology to blame for this madness? No way. It’s not ideology that’s to blame. Ideology simply means the presence of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl Marx: Issues of Celibacy & “Sexual Orientation” Will Receive “Synodal” Clarification

    03/14/2019 5:26:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 14, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx: Issues of Celibacy & “Sexual Orientation” Will Receive “Synodal” Clarification LIGEN, Germany, March 14, 2019—Issues of celibacy and “sexual orientation” will receive clarification within a “binding synodal path” in Germany, says Cardinal Reinhard Marx in remarks to after the conclusion of the spring conference of German Bishops, Thursday.Emphasizing the need for more “theological discoveries while integrating modern humanities”, he added that the intimate personal significance of sexuality in modern day culture had yet to be fully understood by the Church.“We feel how often we are unable to speak in questions about today’s sexual behavior,” he...
  • PHOTOS: In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despair

    03/14/2019 5:22:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-13-19
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Amid the poverty and deprivation of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian women struggle to find a taste of normality that is taken for granted in much of the rest of the world.
  • Vatican and Xi Jinping: Clarifying the Fate of the Underground Church and the Patriotic Association

    03/14/2019 5:20:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/11/19 | Bernardo Cervellara
    Since the signing of the agreement, members of the non-official communities have been forced to join the PA and its "independent" Church project. It is said that the underground Church "must disappear". But Pope Francis’ message speaks only of "reconciliation". Card. Filoni demands that PA membership not be mandatory, as under Chinese law. But there are bishops and priests who acclaim unity through "erasing" the underground community. The time has come for clarity, perhaps in a meeting between Pope Francis and the Chinese president.Rome (AsiaNews) - From March 20 to 23 next, President Xi Jinping will be in Italy. Rumors...
  • John McCain Associate Had Contact With A Dozen Reporters Regarding Steele Dossier [+ Transcript]

    03/14/2019 5:18:58 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    David Kramer, a former State Department official, said in a deposition on Dec. 13, 2017 that he provided a copy of Christopher Steele's dossier to reporters from McClatchy, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and BuzzFeed and to CNN's Carl Bernstein. He also shared the report with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Counsel official Celeste Wallander and Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger. ... Kramer said he also met Mother Jones's David Corn, The Guardian's Julian Borger, and Washington Post reporters Tom Hamburger and Rosalind Helderman. Kramer also said that ABC News's Brian Ross showed him...
  • A young Arab boy asks [politically incorrect email/social media quip]

    03/14/2019 5:13:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    A young Arab boy asks his father “What is that strange hat you are wearing?” The father said: “Why, my son, it is a ‘chechia.’ In the desert it protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.” “And what is the long flowing robe you are wearing?” asked the boy. “Oh, my son!” exclaimed the father “It is very simple. This is a ‘djbellah.’ As I have told you, in the desert it is not only very hot, but the sand is always blowing. My djbellah protects the entire Body. The son then asked: “But Father, what about...
  • At National People’s Congress, China Recommits to Molding Religions

    03/14/2019 5:09:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/8/19 | Michael Sainsbury
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reiterated the Communist Party’s commitment to make religion more culturally Chinese, underscoring what many see are problems with the secret agreement on the appointment of bishops, signed in September between the Vatican and Beijing. “We must fully implement the (Communist) Party’s fundamental policy on religious affairs and uphold the Sinicization of religion in China,” Li, the ruling Communist Party’s No. 2 leader, said while delivering his annual “work report” March 5. His message was delivered at China’s National People’s Congress in Beijing, part of the annual “two sessions” that started March 3 and were expected...
  • John McCain aide spread Steele dossier around Washington during Trump's presidential transition

    03/14/2019 5:06:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    David Kramer, the John McCain aide who leaked the discredited Christopher Steele dossier on President Trump, testified in a libel case that he spread the unsubstantiated anti-Trump material all over Washington during the presidential transition. Mr. Kramer, a former State Department official and a Trump detractor, leaked dossier material to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt, CNN’s Carl Bernstein, National Public Radio, McClatchy news service and others, he said. But his most momentous meeting was with Ken Bensinger of BuzzFeed. In Washington during the Christmas holidays, he let Mr. Bensinger read the dossier. He then stepped away....
  • Saint Gallen Mafia Cardinal Dies [Danneels]

    03/14/2019 5:05:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/14/19 | David Nussman
    Belgian Cdl. Godfried Danneels passes away at 85MECHELEN, Belgium ( - Cardinal Godfried Danneels, 85, former head of the Mechelen-Brussels archdiocese in Belgium, has died. The 85-year-old retired cardinal died Thursday morning. The current archbishop of Mechelen and Brussels, Cdl. Jozef De Kesel, announced Cdl. Danneels' passing, saying, "We continue to thank him gratefully. May he rest in God's peace." Danneels was part of a coalition of left-leaning Church leaders known as the St. Gallen Mafia — so named after their meeting place in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Although the cardinal's exact cause of death is unknown to the public, a...
  • Cardinal Godfried Danneels dies

    03/14/2019 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Missouri gal · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2019 | Reuters
    Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, a strong liberal voice within the Roman Catholic Church, and once seen as an outside contender to succeed Pope John Paul II, has died, the Vatican said on Thursday.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Mulls Further Tightening User Guidelines to Combat Trolls

    03/14/2019 5:02:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 14, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    On Feb. 26 — amid a deluge of negative posts about the female-led Captain Marvel — Rotten Tomatoes said it would no longer let users say whether they want to see a movie until it begins playing in theaters. Online trolls exacted their revenge by flooding the website with thousands of audience reviews trashing the superhero pic once it opened March 8. But the play didn't work. Captain Marvel is a blockbuster, opening to $154.3 million domestically and more than $455 million globally over the March 8-10 weekend, the sixth-biggest launch of all time. And by Tuesday, it was zooming...
  • Favorite Dog or Cat Songs.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 3~15~19

    03/14/2019 4:52:39 PM PDT · by fatima · 153 replies
    ~Favorite Dog or Cat Songs ~ Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat *Video* Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come) *Video*