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  • Sheriff's office overtime passes $500,000 for Twin Peaks trial(Waco)

    11/22/2017 7:23:16 PM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/21/2017 | Cassie L. Smith
    McLennan County spent about $562,000 for sheriff’s deputies’ overtime during the first Twin Peaks trial. Commissioners said the county is still in good shape financially, despite having spent half its countywide contingency in the first two months of the fiscal year. After approving about $440,000 for the sheriff’s office two weeks ago to pay overtime related to the trial, commissioners approved $122,000 more for the same purpose Tuesday from the countywide contingency line item. There is $532,000 left of the original $1,016,000 in the countywide contingency line item, County Auditor Stan Chambers said. The county’s fiscal year 2018 started Oct....
  • VANITY - I am thankful for

    11/22/2017 7:07:45 PM PST · by onona · 10 replies
    I am thankful for Free Republic! I am thankful for DJT ! And I am thankful to be blessed with this life. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !

    11/22/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by 7thson · 70 replies
    Has anyone heard of the Marines taking over CIA HQ in Langley last week?
  • 'Star Wars: Episode 8 The Last Jedi': Full Synopsis Leaked (spoiler warning)

    11/22/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jansen Clark
    Less than a month before the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi, an interesting new leak has emerged, seemingly revealing what happens in the film. Right off the bat, fans are advised to take 4chan with a pinch of salt, as the website is a bit of a hit-and-miss when it comes to its Star Wars leaks. If it is anything to go by, The Last Jedi will indeed be a departure from what Star Wars fans are used to. The leakster basically outlined everything that happens in Star Wars: Episode 8, so there is...
  • What Are You Thankful For?

    11/22/2017 1:37:31 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 28 replies
    FReepers | 11/22/2017 | blueunicorn6
    What are you thankful for? I'm thankful Donald Trump is our President.
  • Twtter 'Outraged' & Distracted by Tiffany Trump's Bare Legs at White House Turkey Pardon Ceremony

    11/22/2017 1:10:19 PM PST · by drewh · 106 replies
    AOL News ^ | Nov 22nd 2017 12:20PM | Maggie Parker
    The first daughter attended the White House pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey yesterday in a short leg-baring outfit, stealing the spotlight from the two turkeys being granted a second chance — Wishbone and Drumstick. For the occasion, Tiffany wore a short red tweed peacoat with hints of pink. She must have been wearing an even shorter dress or skirt underneath, as her legs were bare and accentuated by black pumps. The public was in large part shocked; multiple news outlets have reported not on the event, but on Tiffany’s outfit. Hollywood Life called her jacket “very short” and...
  • The predictable LaVar Ball-Lakers war is coming

    11/22/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | 10:06am | Hannah Withiam
    A father who didn’t think a couple high school basketball coaches were qualified to coach his sons isn’t stopping with the professionals. It took less than five weeks into Lonzo Ball’s rookie season for LaVar Ball to blame the Lakers’ coaching staff for not translating his son’s talent into production. Naturally, the basketball dad pumped himself up as the man for the job. “They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” LaVar Ball said of the Lakers staff in a recent interview with Bleacher Report. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the...
  • Walmart fires employee for subduing burglary suspect

    11/22/2017 8:23:55 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies ^ | 11/21/2017 | Rob Low
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A 31-year-old Colorado man says Walmart fired him for doing his job. Ramon asked his last name and hometown not be used, not because he fears retaliation from Walmart, but because he's worried about the countless shoplifters he helped the Commerce City Police Department arrest as an asset protection associate for the nation's largest retailer. Ramon was fired Nov. 10 after subduing a store burglary suspect four days earlier. "All I was trying to do was do my job, the best I could," Ramon said. Surveillance video shows Ramon getting sucker punched in the eye by...
  • Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

    11/22/2017 7:21:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2017
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 29. Authorities say Lambach recruited drug addicts from Pittsfield, took photos of them, and posted ads on adult websites. Police say he scheduled and drove them to and from meetings with men, kept most of the proceeds, and paid the women in drugs. Police say Van Wert used his apartment at...
  • The Revolutionary Communist Party lays out their strategy for communist takeover of the US

    11/22/2017 6:30:20 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies (their official website) ^ | 1999 through present (2017) | Bob Avakian (their insane leader)
    Bob Avakian [leader of the RCP] on the Revolutionary Press Create Public Opinion, Seize PowerRevolutionary Worker #1000, March 28, 1999 On the occasion of our 1000th issue, we are proud to present the following selection from the writings of RCP Chairman Bob Avakian on the revolutionary press and our central task--"Create Public Opinion... Seize Power." ***** It must be really understood that we are involved in warfare with the enemy--a particular kind of warfare in which at the present time the main battles and campaigns are political and the main weapon the newspaper, but a kind of warfare in which...
  • Teen Vogue columnist ‘not at all concerned’ about innocent men and false harassment allegations

    11/22/2017 5:12:16 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 43 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Emily Linden
    16h Emily Lindin ✔ @EmilyLindin Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. Emily Lindin ✔ @EmilyLindin First, false allegations VERY rarely happen, so even bringing it up borders on a derailment tactic. It's a microscopic risk in comparison to the issue at hand (worldwide, systemic oppression of half the population). 2:46 PM - Nov 21, 2017 1,196 1,196 Replies 165 165 Retweets 735 735 likes
  • Pet owner, 61, is killed by a train after trying to save his beloved dog (tr)

    11/22/2017 5:44:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Scott Wulff, 61, from Jacksonville, Florida, chased after his dog Astrid - but tragically both of them were struck by an Amtrak train Sunday. Witnesses say Astrid became spooked by the locomotive's lights and sounds as the train was approaching and ended up running directly towards the busy tracks. Wulff ran after her in a desperate attempt to capture his dog and pull her to safety. 'I heard the train speeding by, then a loud breaking sound,' Isaiah Boone told People. 'So, I go outside and I see everybody drop down on the ground in tears.' Boone who works as...
  • These Detroit Residents Are Building Their Own Internet

    11/22/2017 4:52:25 AM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies ^ | 11/21/2017 | Sequoia Blodgett
    We’ve heard of a lot of systems created to keep the underrepresented population uninformed, but these Detroit residents aren’t going for it. Equitable Internet Initiative is a group of Detroit residents who are learning how to build autonomous, affordable, and high-speed WiFi networks to prevent what they are calling, “the creation of a digital class system,”(snip) “We risk our human rights if we don’t take ownership and control over the internet in a way that is decentralized,” said Diana Nucera, director of the Detroit Community Technology Project. Nucera, also known as Mother Cyborg, believes her mission is to empower individuals...
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance held outside Austin City Hall (barf alert)

    11/22/2017 4:44:09 AM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    My Statesman ^ | 11/21/2017 | Katie Hall
    The tone of the Transgender Day of Remembrance event held outside Austin City Hall on Monday evening was, as always, a bittersweet mix of hope and sadness as organizers and attendees proclaimed their pride to be transgender and mourned the loss of transgender individuals who were killed this year. For years, Austin has participated in the international event, which seeks to bring attention to violence that is committed against transgender people every year. On Monday, organizers read the names of 29 people who have been killed in the United States since the event was held last November. “It’s very important...
  • Florida woman charged with 'terroristic mischief' for stalking Tony Stewart & his family

    11/22/2017 4:32:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 11/21/2017 | Jordan Fischer
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A Florida woman stalked and left threatening messages for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his family for more than a year over anger that he failed to give her an autograph at a race, according to criminal charges filed last week. Kathi Russell, 68, of Cape Coral, Florida, was taken into custody on Tuesday on felony charges of stalking, terroristic mischief and intimidation for an alleged campaign of harassment against Stewart lasting from March 2016 through October of this year. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Russell made hundreds of anonymous calls to Stewart...
  • UNC Releases Footage of North Korean Defector (Defection of a North Korean Soldier on Nov. 13, 2017)

    11/21/2017 9:41:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 21, 2017
  • David Cassidy, Keith On 'Partridge Family,' Dies At 67

    11/21/2017 7:45:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    THV11 CBS ^ | 11/21/17
    <p>The musician and actor, 67, who starred in TV's The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974), has died in Florida after being hospitalized with organ failure, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY by his representative Jo-Ann Geffen.</p> <p>"On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy," the statement said. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."</p>
  • Thanksgiving travelers to stuff I-15 with up to 45-minute delays

    11/21/2017 7:15:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 20, 2017 | Lee Davidson
    Early Thanksgiving travelers are expected to stuff Interstate 15 with heavy traffic and delays this week. The Utah Department of Transportation is predicting heavy delays — of up to 45 minutes — on Interstate 15 along the Wasatch Front during the evening commute on Wednesday, as many people head out of town or escape from work a bit early for the holiday. UDOT said its engineers expect a 25 percent increase in traffic on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. It expects heavier than normal traffic on Tuesday from...
  • Man behind the tiny defiant Christmas tree at the Alamo speaks out

    11/21/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza,
    San Antonio's traditional Alamo Plaza tree-lighting ceremony will relocate families to Travis Park on Friday, but the cheer is continuing at the original spot -- thanks to a (now-not so) secret elf. Over the weekend, locals and tourists seemed happy to spot an 18-inch tree standing small but proud in front of the Alamo. No one knew how the little tree got there, but they crouched beside it and posted photos on Facebook and Instagram. And that elf -- he isn't done yet. The tree stood in the exact spot a much bigger tree usually stands during the holiday season...
  • Creepy JOE BIDEN Was Another Harasser Who $ettled..?

    11/21/2017 2:14:41 PM PST · by gaijin · 63 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | James Brower