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  • PragerU video: Is David Hogg a Role Model?

    03/24/2018 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Does this sound like a positive role model for your children? video at link - share far and wide
  • Question Re: Trumps' Latitude with Omnibus Bill--See Body of Thread

    03/24/2018 7:44:07 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 16 replies
    While we are all, at face value, so disappointed with Trumps' signature on this bill, perhaps there is a silver lining that has not yet surfaced....My question is, as Obama did, can Trump slow-walk, re-direct or even withhold funding for any aspect of this Omnibus Bill? This bill is not protected by the Constitution, as is a 'Budget'......Does anyone have any productive input on this subject?
  • Celebrate Human Achievement Hour

    03/24/2018 7:31:31 AM PDT · by kanawa · 9 replies
    At 8:30 local time this evening ... Turn Everything ON!
  • FLASHBACK: Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected (McCabe Victim Robyn Gritz)

    03/24/2018 7:15:46 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/15/2015 | Carrie Johnson, Evie Stone
    Robyn Gritz spent 16 years at the FBI, where she investigated a series of major national security threats. But she says she got crosswise with her supervisors, who pushed her out and yanked her security clearance. For the first time, she's speaking out about her situation, warning about how the bureau treats women and the effects of a decade of fighting terrorism. --SNIP-- Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who led the Defense Intelligence Agency, worked closely with Gritz to find terrorists overseas. He says it's a shame the FBI let go of someone with years of top national security experience.
  • Local Miami TV on Saturday morning is an hours long attack on Constitution, NRA

    03/24/2018 6:50:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Every local Miami TV station is on the air today, amplifying the fight against the Second Amendment. The party atmosphere is palpable among reporters as they happily interview kids and politicians. Signs like "kill the NRA", etc. are there....and the media is gleeful.
  • Vanity - "March For Our Lives", "Joke" of the year.

    03/24/2018 6:50:04 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    No matter how many folks & fools today participate in the "March for Our Lives", at the end of the day. it will accomplish nothing. Sad to say these young folks and their so-called "1984" adults should be marching in Broward County, Florida, calling for the heads of every Broward County administrator, teacher, police officer that failed to highlight the oncoming (murder, slaughter) of so many innocent children and their teachers, and the removal from office, of Governor, Rick Scott, Congresswoman, Debbi Wasserman Schulz, Senator, Marco Rubio and the immediate dismissal and firing of Broward County, Sheriff, Scott Israel, for...
  • Excluding presidents, which five Americans should every US student learn about?

    03/24/2018 6:31:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 52 replies
    I was recently walking through the hall of a Minnesota Elementary School and the walls we're all filled with huge pictures and quotes of Muslim women, Or Hispanic labor leaders. I of course was not happy to see the propaganda. But I was wondering who it would be good to have instead. So in your opinion, excluding presidents, which 5 Americans do you think every student should learn about?

    03/24/2018 6:00:34 AM PDT · by knarf · 23 replies
    self ^ | March 24, 2018 | knarf
    Let's ROLL with this.
  • China blames U.S. for staggering trade surplus as tariffs loom (Oh bullcrap...)

    03/24/2018 4:00:27 AM PDT · by cba123 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21, 2018 | Ben Blanchard, Brenda Goh
    China is over the line. They just agreed, they agree, they agreed... To decrease their trade deficit with America. NEXT YEAR. By a whopping $100,000,000. China you really, need to stop the rhetoric, and get your purchasing managers busy. For real. NOW. This year, is already one third done.
  • FBI joins probe into spending at Richland prosecutor Johnson's office

    03/24/2018 2:05:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    The State ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Monk
    COLUMBIA, SC The FBI has joined the investigation into questionable spending of public money by 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, who oversees criminal prosecutions in Richland and Kershaw counties, five sources have told The State newspaper. The sources said the FBI now is teaming up with state agents from the State Law Enforcement Division to interview employees in Johnson's office about the prosecutor's spending in recent years. "The FBI is taking the lead on it," one source said. The sources all have long-standing ties to South Carolina's law enforcement community. However, none would speak on the record because they are...
  • Driver crashes into sign, continues on with post stuck in windshield

    03/23/2018 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2017 | Dan Morse
    Police in Maryland say this was just the start of it: A 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, traveling in front of an officer early Friday morning, veered off a highway and struck a large traffic sign in Montgomery County. Next: A wooden support post from the sign became impaled in the Fordís front windshield, sticking up and back more than five feet, like a misplaced lance. Yet the driver kept going, refusing to stop even as lights and sirens flashed behind him. ďHe was lucky no one was killed,Ē said Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery police spokesman. The driver, Omar Rasharn...
  • Atlas 5 rocket assembled for first Mars mission launch from Vandenberg

    03/23/2018 10:30:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | Stephen Clark
    Ground crews at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California raised a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on its launch pad earlier this month in preparation for liftoff May 5 with NASAís InSight lander heading to Mars. The two-stage rocket was assembled in three pieces, beginning with the stacking of the Atlas 5ís first stage booster March 3 at Space Launch Complex 3-East. The first stageís RD-180 main engine will burn a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen to send the InSight spacecraft out of the Earthís atmosphere during the first four minutes of the flight. The Atlas 5ís Centaur...
  • FROZEN The Musical: Official Broadway Trailer (Was Kristoff black? I forget...)

    03/23/2018 8:29:43 PM PDT · by goldendelicious · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-22-2018 | Disney on Broadway
    Now open on Broadway. Visit for more information.
  • Eternal (politicians') struggle with Russia makes the German economy nervous

    03/23/2018 8:28:03 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 2 replies
    Frankfurter Allgemeine ^ | March 21, 2018 | Julia Lohr
    Gottfried Prechtl knows what it's like to lose two-thirds of his turnover. The owner of the workshop for the production of hunting rifles from the Hessian Odenwald was in his time most of the business with Russia. Prechtl says that the guns cost at times several tens of thousands of euros there are popular among collectors. However, four years ago this market completely collapsed. Since then, there have been EU sanctions against Russia - a reaction to the annexation of the Crimea and Russian actions in Eastern Ukraine. His best business disappeared in a moment. "It almost broke our neck,"...
  • Raytheon Technology successfully tests high-power microwave capabilities against drones

    03/23/2018 8:11:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Homeland Preparedness News ^ | 03/23/2018 | Kevin Randolph
    Raytheon Technology recently participated in a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, in which its advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed 45 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).Raytheon‚Äôs high-power microwave system engaged multiple UAV swarms, downing 33 drones, two and three at a time. ‚ÄúThe speed and low cost per engagement of directed energy is revolutionary in protecting our troops against drones,‚ÄĚ Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president, said. ‚ÄúWe have spent decades perfecting the high-power microwave system, which may soon give our military a significant advantage against...
  • A Ukraine Coup? War Hero Politician Nadiya Savchenko Arrested for Plotting to Overthrow..

    03/23/2018 8:09:10 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 22, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    A Ukraine Coup? War Hero Politician Nadiya Savchenko Arrested for Plotting to Overthrow Government Using Grenades and Automatic Weapons Nadiya Savchenko, the former military helicopter pilot turned parliamentarian who rose to fame after she was captured by pro-Russian rebels, was arrested in Ukraine Thursday for allegedly planning to overthrow the government. Kievís secret service detained the high-profile politician for allegedly plotting a military-style coup using grenades and automatic weapons. The arms were allegedly taken from pro-Russian separatists who operate in the eastern part of Ukraine known as the Donbass. Savchenko was arrested after lawmakers voted to remove her parliamentary immunity...
  • Did Calipari, Kentucky snub K-State in the postgame handshake line? Watch and decide

    03/23/2018 8:06:59 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/23/18 | Taylor Eldridge
    ATLANTA Social media was buzzing late Thursday night following Kansas State's 61-58 win over Kentucky in the Sweet 16 after some K-State players were miffed because some of Kentucky's team exited the court before shaking their hands after the game. "They didn't shake our hands," K-State's Amaad Wainright told ESPN's Alex Scarborough. "It's sorry ... They know what they did." CBS cameras showed Kansas State coach Bruce Weber and two assistants immediately walk over to shake hands with Kentucky coach John Calipari and Kentucky's players before cutting away. What happened next left K-State's players upset.
  • France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'

    03/23/2018 7:29:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 Mar 2018
    It was at this point, he said, that the 45-year-old gendarme officer had volunteered to swap himself for her, leaving his mobile phone on a table with an open line so police could monitor the situation.

    03/23/2018 6:28:33 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | March 23, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Binance Receives Formal Warning from Japan, Plans to Move Office to Malta (Binance Moving to EU)

    03/23/2018 6:27:29 PM PDT · by goldendelicious · 11 replies
    CCN ^ | 3-23-2018 | Staff
    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has received a formal warning from Japanís Financial Services Agency (FSA) for operating in the country without registering with the regulatory agency as a cryptocurrency trading platform. In a letter dated March 23 and addressed to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, the FSA warned the exchange operator to cease operating in Japan without a license. The company had said it intends to seek FSA licensure, but it had already moved staff into Tokyo and had allowed Japanese residents to trade on the exchange, which currently only offers cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency trading pairs. Nikkei had reported Thursday that the FSA would...