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  • Is John Brennan making cryptic assassination threats?

    John Brennan just recently tweeted“"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106-43 BC)" Marcus tullius Cicero was declared an enemy of the Roman Empire and was then executed. Is John Brennan making veiled threats?
  • SJW Star Wars - Solo Writer Mocks Fans, Admits Identity Politics Agenda

    05/20/2018 8:33:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Geeks and Gamers via YouTube ^ | 5/19/2018 | Jeremy - Geeks and Gamers
    SJW Star Wars - Solo Writer Mocks Fans, Admits Identity Politics Agenda
  • SWAMP REUNION: Obama’s Three Muses Reappear In Mueller’s Trump Investigation

    05/20/2018 7:52:15 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/1/2018 | Sydney Powell
    Four years ago, the Observer published my first article entitled All the President’s Muses. It was triggered by this picture, taken in the White House after the Benghazi murders. My concern was that President Barack Obama surrounded himself with former federal prosecutors who would do anything to win. . . . And, here they are again. This triumvirate of cover-up experts is central to the Obama White House arm of the conspiracy to surveil the Trump campaign, the phony FISA warrant, “unmaskings” of Americans in the Trump campaign and denials of information to the incoming president of the United States....
  • Man drives SUV into North Carolina restaurant, killing 2; police call it 'domestic' incident

    05/20/2018 7:37:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Katelyn Self, a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, was killed at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, officials announced at a news conference Sunday afternoon. The second woman who died was identified by Fox 46 as Amanda Self. Investigators said that 62-year-old Roger Self, Katelyn Self's father, and reportedly Amanda Self's father-in-law, drove right into the restaurant -- apparently on purpose. The Gaston Gazette reported that restaurant staff claimed Roger Self went with his family to the restaurant and had them seated. The father then allegedly went outside and purposely drove his Jeep into the building.
  • Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

    05/20/2018 7:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 20 May 2018 16:39 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night. Police are treating the fire as an arson attack, according to P4 Malmö. According to officials, a person entered the Islamic Cultural Center’s prayer room to purposely set the fire. The fire had the potential to spread to connected apartments, Magnus Carlsson of the Hässleholm Rescue Service said. …
  • Tiny, Mars-bound satellite snaps its first image of Earth and the Moon

    05/20/2018 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies ^ | May 17, 2018 | Mike Wall, Senior Writer
    A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home. One of NASA's two Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats, which launched toward the Red Planet along with the agency's InSight lander on May 5, took a photo on May 9 to help confirm that its high-gain antenna had deployed properly. The antenna is in the photo. And so are the moon and Earth, the latter of which appears as a pale blue dot, just as it did in a famous photo taken by NASA's Voyager 1 probe in 1990. ..." (snip) Despite...
  • How bad is astigmatism ?

    05/20/2018 7:07:10 PM PDT · by George from New England · 24 replies
    I have pending cataract surgery in a days time. Being told to pay an extra $1000 for a toric lense to correct 1.19 astigmatism. No insurance or benefit will cover as this can be accomplished with normal glasses. I don't think I will tell the difference, because when we use $1 readers and I have done so for 20 years, there is no astigmatism correction present. My eye exams going back years show me at a 1.00 astig. level for years and years. So why bother at this level 1.19 of concern ? Any freepers please comment. Really want to...
  • President Trump's Tweet 20 May 18

    05/20/2018 6:27:27 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 10 replies
    20 May 18 | hapnHAL
    Today......... President Trump went after the Podesta brothers, Crooked Hillary and the corrupt Deep State and Mueller team. President Donald Trump: If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp! Things are really getting ridiculous. The Failing and Crooked (but not as Crooked as Hillary Clinton) @nytimes has done a long & boring story indicating that the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt...
  • Meghan Markle’s nephew uses Trump as excuse for trying to bring knife into club

    05/20/2018 6:26:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2018 | Linda Massarella
    Meghan Markle’s nephew was nabbed trying to bring a knife into a London nightclub hours after her royal wedding, according to a new report. Markle kin Tyler Dooley, 25, said he was carrying the blade because Donald Trump said the British capital city wasn’t safe, The Sun said. “I have a knife on me,” the US cannabis farmer allegedly said. He then fumbled for an explanation about why he had it. “He was going on about was how he’d brought it from America because Donald Trump had said London wasn’t safe,” according to a witness. Security staff, meanwhile, called the...
  • Box Office: Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' Tops $1.8 Billion Worldwide

    05/20/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/20/18 | Scott Mendelson
    Walt Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War earned another $28.7 million (-53%) on its fourth weekend, bringing its 24-day domestic total to $595m. The MCU epic should cross the $600m domestic milestone sometime this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday. That would be its 27th day of release, still right between The Force Awakens (12 days) and Black Panther (31 days). Speaking of which, its fourth weekend was just barely above Black Panther’s $26m fifth weekend. So, yes, Avengers: Infinity War’s domestic total will eventually start trailing Black Panther’s. At this juncture, it’s still looking like Infinity War will end its domestic...
  • Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

    05/20/2018 6:21:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 3 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2018 | Michael Ciepli
    Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week’s in Texas. There’s baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun (and it is exactly that, whatever fantasy blast it is presumed to emit in the latest installment of the sci-fi epic). Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as Qi’ra, clutches a double-barreled pistol. They are flanked by Joonas Suotamo, Chewbacca, who totes the space equivalent of an...
  • Never Trump Glen Beck Bends the Knee -- Dons MAGA Hat$ Predicts Trump 2020 Win

    05/20/2018 5:44:39 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 20, 2018 | Neounrealist
    Video at you tube link above
  • WORD FOR THE DAY(5/21/18)Nascent

    05/20/2018 5:30:44 PM PDT · by left that other site · 8 replies
    Merriam Webster | 5/21/18
    WORD FOR THE DAY(5/21/18)Nascent Word of the Day : May 7th, 2018 Nascent Definition : coming or having recently come into existence Did You Know? Nascent comes from nascens, the present participle of the Latin verb nasci, which means "to be born." It is a relative newcomer to the collection of English words that derive from that Latin verb. In fact, when the word nascent was itself a newborn, in the first quarter of the 17th century, other nasci offspring were already respectably mature. Nation, native, and nature had been around since the 1300s; innate and natal, since the...
  • Prayer request for my Parents

    05/20/2018 5:11:46 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 45 replies
    Vanity | May 20, 2018 | Eagles6
    Dear Freepers, I am requesting prayers for my parents who will be married 65 yrs this Nov. Mom had a series of small strokes a month ago and underwent carotid artery surgery to remove a 99% blockage in the right carotid. She was home and doing well, then readmitted for a low hemoglobin count. They found bleeding ulcers from Advil but are doing a lower GI tomorrow to rule out anything else. Dad is disabled Vet who taught at the university level for 35 yrs. He was a Master Sgt. in the US Army and was blinded in his right...
  • My debate topic of the day

    05/20/2018 5:06:56 PM PDT · by gasport · 29 replies
    Every comestible (100%) is improved by the addition of an aliquot of a form of bacon. Aff or Neg?
  • NBA Star Slams JJ Watt For Offering To Pay For Funerals Of Santa Fe Victims

    05/20/2018 4:53:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 20 May 2018 | OfficerBlue
    NBA star Stephen Jackson went on the offensive against JJ Watt after news of his good deed. Santa Fe, TX - After the school shooting in Santa Fe on Friday, NFL star JJ Watt said that he would pay for the funerals for all 10 of the people who were murdered in the shooting. The offer follows Watt raising $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey. However, former NBA star Stephen Jackson found a way to slam Watt for offering to help, according to Total Pro Sports. In response to the news that Watt was going to personally pay for...
  • Could Obama Admin have spied on Trump Campaign to find racism?(vanity)

    05/20/2018 4:48:43 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 18 replies
    I believe the Obama Administration planned to take Trump down by recording members of the Campaign or Trump making racist comments. The media denied that he was spied on at first, and now there was a plant. Why would Obama be spying on Trump, because he was concerned about Russia, yet he didn't stop the Russian hacking?
  • Plans for Ohio's Only New Coal Plant Are Scrapped

    05/20/2018 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 13 replies
    WKSU ^ | May 17, 2018 | Andy Chow
    After years in limbo, a plan to construct a new coal plant has been scrapped. That leaves Ohio without any proposals for new coal-power generation. Environmental groups see this as a critical turning point.Since the early 2000s, the Lima energy plant has been on again and off again. But now the company behind the project is officially bowing out. Neil Waggoner with the Beyond Coal campaign says it’s clear coal is near its end. “We see there are no coal plants under consideration to be built. The current coal plants that are already in the state are struggling to be...
  • CBS News Nation Tracker poll: Americans give Trump credit for good economy, mixed reviews on N.K.

    05/20/2018 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018, 10:30 AM | Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Kabir Khanna
    Nearly 2 in 3 Americans think the nation’s economy is in good shape, and most of them believe President’s Trump’s policies are at least somewhat responsible for that. More Republicans rate the economy positively than do Democrats. As Congressional primaries continue and Americans look ahead six months to their midterm votes, Mr. Trump looks like a positive factor among Republicans, 7 in 10 of whom say they’d prefer a candidate he backs — but the president’s influence is limited to his own party. More Independents say they’re less likely to support a candidate backed by Mr. Trump. Meanwhile on the...
  • Ohio man calls police on pig following him home

    05/20/2018 3:19:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | 05/20/2018
    The North Ridgeville Police Department said they received the call at 5:26 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered the man, who was totally sober but still being followed by the pig near the city's Amtrak station. ... "Also, we will mention the irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they're funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard," the department said in a Facebook post.