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  • What does "cankles" mean when she says she can beat Trump again?

    10/09/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 52 replies
    Maybe I was sick the day she beat Trump. Or, does she mean she beat him because she won the popular vote for which I'm certain there were no shenanigans that went on/s/ This is like a football team saying they won the game because they gained more yards than the other team despite what the final score was.
  • Dem Donors Leak to Press: Biden's a 'Weak Front-Runner'

    10/09/2019 1:57:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | By Stephen Green October 9, 2019
    Whither Joe Biden? Or should that be, "Wither Joe Biden?" While Washington is all abuzz with the not-quite-impeachment proceedings going on in Nancy Pelosi's House, the rest of the country seems to be taking a wait-and-see attitude. "Go ahead with the inquiry," we're telling the pollsters, "but make it fair -- don't jump the gun on something so weighty." Democratic primary voters are, it's safe to say, more committed to impeaching President Trump than the typical voter is. But they're becoming less committed to onetime frontrunner Joe Biden -- and the big money donors have noticed. On Monday I reported...
  • Can not stay logged in

    10/09/2019 1:57:08 PM PDT · by MamaB · 22 replies
    Hi, I am having trouble staying logged in to FR on my iPad. No problem with my phone. It is aggravating. Help!!!
  • Mexican mayor dragged through streets by angry villagers on truck

    10/09/2019 1:49:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday 9 October 2019 19:19, UK | Staff
    Locals were reportedly unhappy that he has failed to deliver on a campaign promise to repair an important local road. The mayor of a Mexican village is pressing attempted murder charges against locals who tied him to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets for failing to deliver on an election pledge. Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, who managed to escape without any major injuries, also wants those responsible for the incident on Tuesday to be charged with abduction.
  • Intelligence Committee IG Couldn’t Account For The 18-Day Gap Between Trump’s Ukraine Call And...

    10/09/2019 1:43:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | October 9th, 2019 | By Ashe Schow
    FULL TITLE: Intelligence Committee IG Couldn’t Account For The 18-Day Gap Between Trump’s Ukraine Call And The Whistleblower’s Complaint ================================================================ President Donald Trump had a phone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019. Eighteen days later, a whistleblower filed a complaint alleging the president had pressured Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president, and his son, Hunter over their dealings in the country while Joe was vice president. It is still unclear why it took the whistleblower 18 days to report such an allegedly egregious abuse of presidential power. Intelligence Community...
  • Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

    10/09/2019 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    AP ^ | October 9,2019 | BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA
    The unpopular move sparked a run on supplies at stores and came after two years of catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy and forced it to take more aggressive steps to prevent blazes. The drastic measure caused a wave of impacts, from long lines at supermarkets and hardware stores to backups at traffic lights that had gone dark. Schools and universities canceled classes, offices were closed and many businesses were shuttered. With the sun shining, not a wisp of smoke in the air and only gentle breezes, the historic action was condemned by those inconvenienced. “It’s unreasonable....
  • China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China

    10/09/2019 1:37:40 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies ^ | 10/08/2019 | Tim Pool
    China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China. The big story trending today is that Blizzard, the company behind Hearthstone, has suspended a player and rescinded prize money over his support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests. This comes in the wake of the South Park episode mocking American companies for caving to the censorship demands of China. The news sparked outrage that Americans would have to live under the censorship of China due to market pressure with Marco Rubio issuing a statement stating just that. China uses market influence to exert cultural...
  • Turkish Forces Launch Military Attack Against Kurds At Syrian Border

    10/09/2019 1:35:56 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Maine Republic (Reuters) ^ | 9 October, 2019 | BILL CHAPPELL & SCOTT NEUMAN
    Turkish forces began crossing the Syrian border on Wednesday, launching an operation in Kurdish-dominated areas of the country's north, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced... Airstrikes have reportedly hit in or near Kobane... to the west of where U.S. troops are located. The official adds that they believe the offensive will both spread and intensify overnight into Thursday, likely encompassing the entire border. Trump said that Turkey has promised to protect civilians and religious minorities, but his statement did not specifically mention the Kurds. And he said Turkey has also promised to hold the line on ISIS. "Turkey is now responsible...
  • The Hank Williams Story

    10/09/2019 1:29:34 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies ^ | 1/12/13 | corporalhenshaw
    The Hank Williams Story Lots of rare footage in this fantastic film about the life of Hank Williams. Worth watching just for the duets between Hank and Kate Smith and Hank and Anita Carter.
  • Hillary-Supporting Civics Teacher to Beto: How Will You Skirt SCOTUS on Mandatory Buybacks?

    10/09/2019 1:23:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 9, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    In a new NPR series called "Off the Script," 55-year-old social students and civics teacher Ruben Sandoval, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, asked Beto O'Rourke how he would circumvent the Supreme Court to achieve his mandatory buyback of AR-15s. Specifically, Sandoval referenced two landmark cases that protect the Second Amendment and an American's right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. "As you know, one of the courses that I teach, I teach Texas government and also state and local government bath at Coronado and EPCC [El Paso Community College]. So we kind of discuss these issues as...
  • She Got 30 Years for Not Reporting Abuse. The Abuser Served 2

    10/09/2019 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/09/2019 | By Newser Editors and Wire Services
    (Newser) – An Oklahoma woman who has already served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend 35-year-old Tondalao Hall's 30-year prison sentence be commuted to time served. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt will now consider the recommendation. Hall's ex-boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr., pleaded guilty to abusing the children and was released on probation after a couple of years in jail. The inequity of the case has outraged women's rights groups and...
  • Warren pregnancy debate another example of sexism in the guise of scrutiny (Freeper heap bad alert)

    10/09/2019 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2019 | Brandon Tensley
    It was another instance of that most common of events: a woman, diminished. Earlier this week, Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate, was asked about a story that she's mentioned often on the campaign trail: In 1971, when she was 22 years old and completing her first year of teaching, she lost her job once it became clear that she was visibly pregnant. It was, she tweeted, "an experience millions of women will recognize." But over the past few days, conservative news sites and mainstream outlets either have sought to directly refute Warren's account or have disputed...
  • NAAGA wants to break the stereotype of how people view African American gun owners

    10/09/2019 1:09:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 10/6/19 | Kevin Ozebek, Darcelle Hall
    ...The South Florida chapter of the National African American Gun Association, also known as NAAGA, begin in a classroom. They learn everything from first aid to Florida gun laws. Travis Campbell: “We’re here to change the image of the black gun owner.” Across America, there are now 30,000 members in 75 chapters. It’s a rapidly growing group that was started only four years ago, and most members joined not just because they like the sport of shooting, but because they see this as a safe space. Danielle Campbell, gun owner: “It is inside and outside our community. We are seen...
  • Read the whistleblower's memo about Trump's Ukraine call, as described to CBS News

    10/09/2019 1:08:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/09/2019 | Arden Farhi
    CBS News has learned the full contents of what appears to be a memo written by the whistleblower one day after President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. The memo, dated July 26, is based on a conversation the whistleblower had with an unnamed White House official who listened to the call. According to a source familiar with the matter, the memo was among the factors that led the intelligence community inspector general to determine the whistleblower's formal August 12 complaint was credible. The inspector general testified Friday behind closed doors before the three House committee leading...
  • 3 major STDs reached ‘all-time high’ in infections in 2018, says new CDC report

    10/09/2019 1:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Three major sexually-transmitted diseases reached a historic high in infection cases in 2018, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have continued to increase, reaching what the CDC described as “an all-time high in the United States in 2018.” According to a report released Tuesday, the CDC found that from 2017 to 2018, chlamydia cases increased 3 percent to more than 1.7 million cases, the highest number of such cases ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea cases increased 5 percent to more than 580,000,...
  • The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax...

    10/09/2019 12:57:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax would be by selling enough stock to get the money to pay the tax. This would drive down stock prices, and would hurt every single middle class person who has a pension, a 401K, or an IRA. Billionaires don’t just have billions of dollars in cash just sitting around, waiting to pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax.For example, the richest person in the world is Jeff Bezos, the guy who created amazon. 99.9% of his wealth is in the form of stock in the...
  • China Trade Deal Hopes Revive On Soybean Offer; Can Dow Jones Rally Last?

    10/09/2019 12:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jed Graham
    This pivotal week of China trade talks started with a slap in the face, but Beijing may be turning the other cheek. Despite the Trump administration ban on sales to 28 Chinese tech firms accused of a role in the government's human rights abuses, China is still talking about buying more soybeans. Beijing's determination to reach a deal, however small, sparked a Wednesday rebound for the Dow Jones and broader stock market after Tuesday's 314-point drubbing. The Financial Times reported that China is willing to boost soybean purchases by 10 million tons, worth about $3.5 billion at current prices. That...
  • Arizona official charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud

    10/09/2019 12:55:33 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 24 replies
    SEE B. S. NEWS ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2019 | A/P
    Phoenix, Arizona — The assessor of Arizona's largest county has been indicted in connection with 11 felony offenses, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud in an adoption fraud scheme, authorities said.
  • Way back in MAY : Pelosi warns Trump on Iran: Only Congress can declare war

    10/09/2019 12:38:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies ^ | 05/16/19 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sounded a warning to those in the Trump administration taking aggressive military steps toward confronting Iran: You can't go to war without Congress. "The responsibility in the Constitution is for Congress to declare war," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "So I hope that the president's advisers recognize they have no authorization to go forward in any way." Pelosi specifically argued the current authorization for use of military force (AUMF), which was passed to fight terrorists in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, would not extend to a confrontation with Iran. "They cannot call the authorization, AUMF,...
  • Zelensky to hold press marathon on Thurs, respond to media questions the whole day

    10/09/2019 12:37:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    On Thursday, October 10, a press marathon will be held in Kyiv with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who will answer questions from journalists throughout the day. "On Thursday, October 10, at 10:00 a press marathon will begin with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky ... Media representatives will ask the head of state questions in groups of 7-10 people. The groups will change every half hour. They will be formed according to the accreditation list," an announcement published by the presidential press service on Wednesday says. Also, media representatives will be able to work in the press center organized in...