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  • Peter Thiel: I'm leaving 'totalitarian' Silicon Valley

    03/17/2018 7:36:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 3/16/2018 | Art Moore
    Explaining why he is moving his influential investment firm from the Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel says it’s one thing for a culture to be “quite liberal” and another for it to be “totalitarian.” Thiel, a cofounder of PayPal and an early Facebook investor, was virtually alone among his colleagues as one of President Trump’s biggest supporters in 2016. He acknowledged in an interview Friday with the Fox Business Network that he “got heat” for his stance. “Fault Line: How a Seismic Shift in Culture is Threatening Free Speech” is available now at the WND Superstore. Thiel,...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

    03/16/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 3/16/18 | Robert Donachie
    Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security. When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem. When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem. What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans,” the aide told...
  • Dem. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Text Sex Scandal Won't Be Investigated by Denver City Council

    03/14/2018 6:43:36 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 13 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza's call for an investigation over improper texts that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent to Denver police detective Leslie Branch-Wise when she was a member of his security detail circa 2011-2012 is not being echoed by other members of the panel. The Denver City Council has now issued a joint statement that essentially shrugs off the need for such an inquiry while calling for greater transparency related to any assertions of sexual harassment by officials. Yet the information that led to this decision was dispensed at a closed-door meeting, during executive session
  • Fort Lauderdale elects first openly gay mayo

    03/14/2018 5:35:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/13/18 | CARLI TEPROFF
    Fort Lauderdale has elected its first openly gay mayor.... ...Dean Trantalis, 64, a Wilton Manors attorney, defeated Bruce Roberts, 70, the city’s former police chief, to replace longtime mayor Jack Seiler, who could not run because of term limits. Trantalis will be the city’s first openly gay mayor....
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • Shutting down Staten Island NRA event is no way to debate gun safety

    03/11/2018 12:13:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 11, 2018 | Tom Wroblewski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - So much for freedom of assembly. Following an outcry from Staten Island Democratic elected officials, the annual Friends of the NRA fundraiser at the Vanderbilt restaurant in South Beach has been cancelled. Because that's how we conduct debate about important issues here: We shout down the viewpoints that we don't agree with. We don't let people we disagree with even gather. We've seen much the same from the left on college campuses, where protestors have rioted in order to shut down speeches by conservatives. It's two Constitutional amendments that get denigrated here with the NRA cancellation:...
  • Coffee Shop in Oakland Refuses to Serve Police Officers

    03/09/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Sergio Quintana
    A controversy is brewing at a coffee shop in Oakland, where police officer are not welcome. The business, called Hasta Muerte Coffee, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. The shop is an employee-owned co-op. Workers at Hasta Muerte did not respond to requests for comment on the policy to refuse service to police officers. But on the shop’s Instagram account, there's a photo posted with text that reads in Spanish: "Talk to your neighbors, not the police." The post continues about an exchange with a uniformed police officer on Feb. 16,...
  • Playboy Mansion to get protected status under deal with city

    03/08/2018 7:44:40 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 3/8/2018 | unknown
    The new owner of the Playboy Mansion has agreed to maintain the facade in its original condition under an agreement with the city of Los Angeles. Daren Metropoulos entered into a permanent protection covenant for the 5-acre (2-hectare) property he bought for $100 million. He agreed to not demolish the 20,000-square-foot (1858-sq. meter) main residence as he proceeds with plans to connect the mansion and its grounds to his 2-acre plot next door. The deal, announced Tuesday by Councilman Paul Koretz, will remain in effect for future owners. City News Service says the designation stops short of giving the building...
  • Sessions unloads on California Dems for ‘radical, open borders agenda’

    03/07/2018 12:26:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-7-2018 | Adam Shaw
    Sessions spoke at an event for California law enforcement and a day after the Justice Department announced it was filing a lawsuit against the “sanctuary city” state over three pieces of legislation that it said interferes with federal immigration policy. ~~~~~~~~~ Sessions said that while America admits the highest number of legal immigrants in the world, the American people deserve a legal, rational immigration system that protects the nation and preserves the national interest. “It cannot be the policy of a great nation to reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and...
  • Seattle police first in state to seize gun under mental health law

    03/06/2018 3:44:18 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 73 replies
    KATU2 ^ | 3 March 2018 | Joel Moreno
    Seattle police first in state to seize gun under mental health law by Joel MorenoSaturday, March 3rd 2018 SEATTLE – The city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.” The incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year - even staring-down customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side. Mental illness is suspected, but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him. “He...
  • AG Jeff Sessions to make 'major sanctuary announcement' in Sacramento

    03/06/2018 12:53:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 107 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | March 6th, 2018 | Sarah Heise
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to Sacramento on Wednesday morning to make a "major sanctuary jurisdiction announcement," officials with the Department of Justice released Tuesday. The announcement will be happening at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day hosted by the California Peace Officers' Association at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel next to the Golden 1 Center. Sessions' appearance in Sacramento comes a week after more than 150 people were arrested in California for being in the country illegally during a three-day sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. About half of those arrested for...
  • Report: Rising Democratic Star Megan Barry to Resign as Mayor of Nashville Due to Sex Scanda

    03/06/2018 8:09:03 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rising Democratic star Megan Barry is expected to resign as Mayor of Nashville at a hastily scheduled press conference that will be held at Nashville City Hall at 10 a.m. central on Tuesday, according to The Tennessean and other local media outlets. Barry admitted on January 31 that she had a two-year-long affair with her bodyguard, former Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest, as Breitbart News reported:
  • Gang Shootings At Funerals Are Getting So Bad Chicago Might Launch A Special Task Force

    03/05/2018 9:24:30 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 3/5/2018 | Amber Randall
    A Illinois county might create a special task force to protect cemeteries as gangs have taken to opening fire on each other during funerals. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart proposed creating a special task force Thursday to combat rival gangs trying to shoot each other during funeral services, reported FOX 32. During a talk with various political leaders, religious members and funeral directors, Dart called for a task force made up of the three groups that would try to fix the problem. “This has been something that has been escalating I’d say over the last ten to 15 years from...
  • Tucker Carlson, California Turning Into A Third World Country - Poor Latin American Immigrants

    03/04/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-4-2018 | Brennan Weiss
    Primetime Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson used a segment during his show Friday night to focus on a recent report that rated California last in terms of quality of life among the 50 US states. "How do you take a place that was as world famous as Eden and in 50 years, make it the worst place in America?" Carlson asked his guest, radio talk show host Ethan Bearman. When Bearman suggested that overpopulation might be one of the reasons for California's poor quality of life, Carlson interjected. "Hold on, where do the majority in the past 30 years —...
  • Statue of 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Unveiled Outside Wilson Building

    03/03/2018 2:23:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 2/3 | Sophia Barnes and Gina Cook
    Marion Barry served four terms as D.C.'s mayor and 16 years on the D.C. Council before his death in 2014 An 8-foot statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled Saturday, giving the "Mayor for Life" a permanent legacy outside the seat of the city government. The statue depicts Barry with is hand held high, waving to anyone passing by. Thousands Mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Jr. served four terms as the District's mayor and also served 16 years on the city council. He was serving on the D.C. council when he died in November 2014....
  • Education D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year

    03/01/2018 3:43:01 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    3/1/2018 ^ | perry stein
    Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive a diploma in June than the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had celebrated a 20-point increase in its graduate rate since 2011. Data released Thursday by D.C. Public Schools show that 42 percent of seniors attending traditional public schools are on track to graduate, while 19 percent are considered “moderately off-track,” meaning they could still earn enough credits to earn a diploma. The likely drop in the graduation rate is the latest fallout from an investigation that cast doubt on the validity of diplomas...
  • It's not just homicides that have increased in Baltimore — commercial robberies are up 88 percent

    02/24/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jessica Anderson
    While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year. Business owners are also complaining of threats outside their stores: drug dealing, intimidation, stabbings and shootings. They’re fighting back with security measures — guards, surveillance cameras, door buzzer systems — moving out of the city or, in some cases, shutting down altogether. “Our members are very concerned,” said Cailey Locklair...
  • I'm sorry-What is the matter with Broward County, Florida?

    02/21/2018 7:39:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff ^ | February 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    I'm getting fired up tonight. I don't think I can take this. High schoolers acting like bad boys running up to politicians talking fresh to hosts and politicians, staged chants at this CNN town hall. I have visited Miami-Dade and the Hillsborough area. Florida Freepers, what's the matter with Broward County? Is that place a left-wing zone or what?
  • Miami media goes into "protect Democrat sheriff" mode regarding shooting

    02/21/2018 5:49:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Various | 2/21/18
    Just started seeing it today go on full bore. The LACK OF CURIOSITY was there from almost the moment it was discovered that Broward LEOs were called 30+ times to killer Nikolas Cruz's home. The FBI hasn't done much to stop killer Nikolas Cruz either. Now, Broward sheriff Scott Israel, good friend of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has issued a statement saying HE will handle any problem in his department. Local Miami media is apparently satisfied with that. Now, back to attacking the Constitution, the NRA, Rick Scott and Donald Trump.
  • What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

    02/21/2018 5:53:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | November 28, 2017 | KATE MCGEE
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school's brand-new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students: For the first time, every graduate had applied and been accepted to college. The school is located in one of Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years with a low graduation rate. For months, the school received national media attention, including from NPR, celebrating...