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  • Mayor of Seattle's Survey of Desired Qualities in a New Police Chief

    02/20/2018 7:27:46 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 20 replies
    Survey Monkey ^ | Office of Mayor Of Seattle
    You have to go to the survey to see the craziness. The City if Seattle is over run by "homeless" drug addicts, sex offenders, and criminals living in public spaces in tents and RVs stealing everything in sight. They ask if you are lesbian bisexual transgender questioning..."check all that apply" at the gender question.... Insanity.
  • Facebook item (vanity)

    02/20/2018 4:25:26 PM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 37 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2018-02-20
    My brother’s response to my mom’s email about the recent shooting. I want to share, particularly because of the way he explains things. As a veteran and a gun owner, he knows much more about guns than I do. Hopefully his arguments and information can help any of my friends trying to sway people on gun control laws. “Completely agree with the sentiment here, Mom. However, in order to make educated arguments for gun control, it's important to actually know what you're proposing and use the right language. Otherwise, you'll just get completely shut down as "not knowing anything about...
  • 'Camel Law' passes first reading in Knesset

    02/20/2018 2:24:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/18 | Mordechai Sones
    Two years ago, the Regavim movement for protecting Israel's resources and sovereignty uncovered Israeli police data showing that every year police respond to 1,000 complaints of camels roaming roads in the south (a total of 7151 cases from January 2008 until June 2015). Regavim publicized the issue, petitioned to have law enforcement intervene, and wrote letters and drafted legislation to kept the issue alive in the media and the Knesset. Yesterday their efforts paid off: The "Camel Law" passed the first legislative hurdle towards enactment. For nearly two years, Regavim, together with MK Bezalel Smotrich, has been working on formulating...
  • Chris Matthews Snaps at Guest: “You Going to Keep Correcting Me?”

    02/19/2018 5:37:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In December, the Daily Caller reported on the “verbally abusive” environment that Chris Matthews has created on the Hardball set, adding that people “felt like they had to ‘walk on eggshells’ around their ‘abusive’ boss.” Matthews flashed that thin skin on this evening’s Hardball. When guest David Corn politely pointed out that the TV series in question was “Homeland,” not “Homefront” as Matthews had said, Matthews snapped: “You going to keep correcting me?” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Julian Assange trolls Hillary on Twitter

    02/19/2018 5:10:33 PM PST · by MNDude · 27 replies
    @HillaryClinton Happy birthday to this future president.
  • Bob Franks in New Jersey (2001 NJ GOPE flashback)

    02/19/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2001 | The New York Times
    Republicans in New Jersey face an unambiguous choice in next Tuesday's gubernatorial primary between a Republican moderate and a candidate with strident and untested views. Bob Franks is clearly the better qualified of the two. Mr. Franks has shown himself to be a pragmatist with the experience and temperament to carry the party's banner admirably in the November election. What was expected to be an easy victory for Mr. Franks has turned into a bitter, close race with name-calling that threatens to discourage voters from showing up. That would be a big mistake, especially for moderate Republicans. Mr. Franks, a...
  • Parkland Survivors: We’ll be There for Re-opening “Unless We have Interviews”

    02/19/2018 5:01:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 102 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Parkland school shooting has made media stars out of at least two of the survivors, students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. Both are advocates of additional gun control laws, and have been extremely critical of President Trump. That is surely their right, as it is also their right to take this moment of national attention to promote their views. But is interesting to note how the pair have become so media-savvy, and are emphasizing media exposure over other priorities. On CNN this morning, asked whether they would be there when Parkland re-opened, Gonzalez said: “As soon as we can,...
  • Maria Bartiromo Interviews Jeff Sessions - Uncertain answers ....Bill Still not convinced

    02/18/2018 8:53:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 75 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 18, 2018 | The Still Report
    Synopsis: After watching this interview this morning, my faith in Sessions is somewhat restored. However, there are some things that I have questions about. Mr. Attorney General, this doesn't sound good. "Will be…." Implies the future tense. Is there no current investigation on this matter? You have to know who the perpetrators were already. Why has not the FISA court judge called them before her to explain the matter? Or has she? We, in the public, don't know. Yes, I know the FISA court is the most secret of court processes in the United States, but that was before they...
  • Fergie botches national anthem at #NBAAllStar2018 game to the point where players laughed at her

    02/18/2018 6:27:03 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 54 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 02-18-2018 | Greg P
    The NBA All Star game just finished the national anthem and it didn’t go very well. Maybe Fergie wasn’t the best choice?
  • Illegal - McCabe Altered Strzok's 302 Account of Flynn Interview/Bust

    02/18/2018 6:01:20 PM PST · by gaijin · 90 replies
    Twitter, Mike Cernovich
  • How Benito Mussolini Took Power

    02/18/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Qcurtius ^ | 12FEB17 | Quintus Curtius
    Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s. It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did nothing, either due to their own lack of resolution or tacit support of his power grab.Italy after the First World War was, like many European countries, rife with instability and factionalism. Mussolini’s “fascist” party in 1922 had collected only 35 out of 500 seats in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies; despite this apparent...
  • How did Cruz get the AR?

    02/18/2018 1:03:02 PM PST · by Trailerpark Badass · 52 replies
    I've heard he took it from a friend's father's gun safe. Haven't heard anything definitive. Anyone know?
  • If you are on Facebook, please like and share this post

    02/18/2018 10:52:00 AM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 23 replies ^ | Feb 18, 2018 | AzNascarFan
    If you agree with me, Please help make this message go viral now. The link above goes to the original story that I shared on Facebook.
  • With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

    02/16/2018 7:42:20 PM PST · by blueplum · 52 replies
    NYTimes via msn ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | JANE PERLEZ
    BEIJING — A lavish four-hour Lunar New Year show televised to millions across China on Thursday night set off a flood of indignation with its caricatures featuring blackface and African men in animal suits. The gala, televised by China’s state broadcaster, featured a well-known Chinese actress as an African woman with exaggerated buttocks, a large chest and a face painted black. Carrying a platter of fruit on her head, she was accompanied by an African man dressed as a monkey. {snip}The skit was set in Kenya, home to a new Chinese-built railroad between the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal town...
  • Vanity - we got them trolls but missed the killer - how quaint

    02/16/2018 5:42:05 PM PST · by rlbedfor · 36 replies
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    02/16/2018 8:54:10 AM PST · by jobim · 80 replies
    vanity | 2/16/18 | jobim
    Why are we not looking to our military for strategies on how to defend our schools? They are the ones who have the training - no one else does. Shouldn't our focus be on the defense of our schools? How many military personnel have been on TV to be interviewed? None. Some areas to be assessed: 1) location 2) building lay-out 3) who has access (list of problem individuals) 3) personnel available to look, listen, report 4) response to an invasion Every school community has a large pool of willing individual volunteers who could give some hours to patrol each...
  • Lesbian couple surprise each other by proposing at the same time

    02/16/2018 8:30:02 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th February 2018 | Tracy Ollerenshaw
    A US couple got an incredible surprise when they proposed to each other at the same time. Tori, from Texas, had been plotting with her girlfriend's mum to pop the question, not knowing girlfriend Berkley was doing the same. "She basically set us up," the 20-year-old fine arts student told Newsbeat. A video of the surprise proposal has gone viral, with 4.8m views at the time of writing. They've been together for a year and Tori tells us it's the first gay relationship either of them has been in. "Berkley's family are our biggest supporters but my family have had...
  • [Florida] House approves push for [year round] daylight-saving time

    02/15/2018 5:53:32 PM PST · by foreverfree · 46 replies
    Washington County (FL) News ^ | 2/14/18 | News Service of Florida
    The bill sailed to house passage. The state senate is considering a similar bill.One of the house bill sponsors wants year-round DST as a boost to tourism courtesy of later sunsets.Enactment would require Congressional approval.I would like to see the language of the bill as to how soon it would take effect should Congress approve the change.ff
  • Mika Warns Morning Joe Guests: “Go Back Home” if You Don’t Want to Discuss Gun Control

    02/15/2018 3:36:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 101 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The day after the Florida school shooting, Mika Brzezinski  has warned guests who have been booked to appear on Morning Joe to "go back home" if they believe this is not the time to talk about gun control. Said Brzezinski: "And these real conversations, and the real story of what happened yesterday has to be told. I'm looking at our esteemed list of guests today. And I don't mean to unbook the show. But I'm just going to warn anybody, and everybody, that if anybody comes on this show and says now is not the time to not talk about...
  • So What's the Difference Between Now and When I Grew Up?

    02/15/2018 5:18:41 PM PST · by ml/nj · 183 replies
    vanity | Feb 15, 2018 | ML/NJ
    I don't know. I'm asking. I graduated high school in 1964. During the entire time I was in school Wikipedia reports that there was one incident where three people were killed in US schools, and none where two people were killed. There was an average somewhere between one and two incidents a year where one was killed. Guns were MUCH MORE AVAILABLE then. Schools had rifle teams. I shot an untethered .22 at Coney Island. I shot guns at Boy Scout Camp. Anyone who thinks that more gun restrictions now would help is oblivious to this. We also played with...