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  • Bomb threat forces evacuation of at least 1 Facebook building in Menlo Park

    12/11/2018 6:55:48 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc7 ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | abc7
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in Menlo Park are responding to a bomb threat that has forced the evacuation of at least one building on the Facebook campus this evening. Police are asking people to avoid the 200 block of Jefferson Drive while they investigate the threat. A tip was received from Crime Stopper units in New York City regarding the threat. The units received an anonymous phone call regarding the threat, but did not have details on the call. No further details were immediately available.
  • 2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

    12/11/2018 5:50:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th December 2018 | Sean Coughlan
    This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track school shootings - and has since recorded 23 incidents where there were deaths or injuries. With many parts of the US having about 180 school days per year, it means, on average, a shooting once every eight school days. Another database recording school shootings says 2018 has had the highest...
  • Do Democrats Have a Health Care Plan?

    12/11/2018 4:42:58 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/26/18 | John C. Goodman
    Nancy Pelosi says there are three reasons the Democrats took back the House: “Health care, health care and health care.” She may be right. Half the Democratic TV ads were on health care. By one estimate, Democratic candidates spent a reported $90 million on health care ads alone. If nothing else, they have really promised to do something about health care. So what’s their plan? To find out I went to a site called A Better Deal, which is maintained by Senate Democrats. This site tells you what you would expect to happen if the Democrats had captured the Senate...
  • 2-year-old found near border without parents...

    12/11/2018 3:02:48 PM PST · by caww · 11 replies
    fox5ny. ^ | DEC 11 2018 | Fox5NY
    Border Patrol agents apprehended 6 undocumented foreign nationals 2 miles north of the border near Campo on November 27..... Traveling within the group was a two-year-old child, who was 'strapped to the chest of a 17-year-old boy'.....(child trafficking?) Multiple members of the group claimed to be members of the so-called caravan traveling from Central America. According to the teen, the child had been with her mother the night before on Nov. 26, but she became tired and asked if one of the group members could carry her daughter. The 17-year-old youth, traveling alone, offered to carry the child while the...
  • EPA seeks to douse Obama-era Waters of the United States rule

    12/11/2018 3:28:00 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2018 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to scale back the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule, a policy embraced by environmentalists but denounced by critics as a power grab that placed even potholes and puddles under federal control. In the Trump administration’s latest strike on federal regulations, the EPA proposed redefining “waters of the United States” in a way that would draw a clear line between navigable waterways under federal versus state control. “Our proposal would replace the Obama EPA’s 2015 definition with one that respects the limits of the Clean Water Act and provides states and landowners the...
  • Fox News host tells co-host: 'You sound like you're high right now'

    12/11/2018 3:17:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2018 | John Bowdon
    Video at link. Fox News host Jesse Watters took aim at his co-host Juan Williams during Tuesday's episode of "The Five," mocking Williams on-air and joking that his fellow co-host sounded as if he was on drugs. During a contentious debate between the two personalities over President Trump's planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Williams, who is an opinion columnist for The Hill, asserted that such a barrier would do little to stop drug trafficking, a top concern of the Trump administration, asserting that most trafficking occurs at legal ports of entry. "The bigger one is, the drugs that you...
  • ICE Shrinks Obama’s ‘UAC’ Delivery Route by Arresting More Illegals

    12/11/2018 3:13:27 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The San Francisco Chronicle reported the progress: The Trump administration has arrested 170 undocumented immigrants who came forward to try to take migrant children out of government custody, federal officials said Monday. Under President Barack Obama, the federal agencies quietly cooperated with the many illegals who contracted with cartel-overseen smugglers to bring their Central American youths and children up to the U.S. border. As required by law, the youths and children were accepted from the coyotes by the border patrol and then relayed to shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Sevices. Obama’s HHS then completed the delivery...
  • Nearly 2-in-3 Trump Voters Support Government Shutdown for Border Wall

    12/11/2018 3:05:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11, 2018 | John Bider
    Nearly 2-in-3 supporters of President Trump and Republican voters say they support shutting down the federal government in order to secure full funding for a border wall on the United States-Mexico border. The latest Marist Poll reveals that 65 percent of Trump supporters and 65 percent of GOP voters say the president should not compromise on his proposed border wall, even if it means a government shutdown. Among those who call themselves “strong Republicans,” nearly eight-in-ten say Trump should shut down the government to secure the border wall funding. A plurality of about 47 percent of Trump’s base, the white...
  • Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

    12/11/2018 3:05:15 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/11/2018 | Whittney Evans
    The 21-year-old avowed neo-Nazi who murdered a woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury in Charlottesville said Tuesday that James Alex Fields Jr. should be sentenced to life plus 419 years in prison and $480,000 in fines, for killing Heather Heyer and seriously injuring 35 others. Judge Richard Moore will decide whether to sign off on the recommended sentence at a hearing on March 29.
  • Whistleblower who gave info on Clinton blasts FBI over mystery raid: ‘Secret police state?’

    12/11/2018 3:02:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | Brooke Singman
    A former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower who supplied documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Uranium One controversy is blasting the FBI over a mysterious raid on his home last month. Questioning whether “we now live in a secret police state,” Dennis Nathan Cain took his frustration to Twitter on the heels of a report that the Justice Department is trying to keep the justification for the raid secret. “So I blow the whistle on the FBI, get raided by the same FBI, and now they want to keep the FBI’s reasons secret? Do we now live in...
  • Obama tried to get Rev Wright to stay quiet 'by paying him $150,000 during the 2008 campaign'

    12/11/2018 2:40:46 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 47 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 12/11/18 | Kane
    Obama tried to get Rev Wright to stay quiet 'by paying him $150,000 during the 2008 campaign' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143817/Obama-tried-Rev-Wright-stay-quiet-paying-150-000-2008-campaign.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top … via @MailOnline
  • America's transformation into a mystical pantheist God-state

    12/11/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    In his penetrating analysis of pagan Progressivism, M. Stanton Evans author of "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," observes that it is only against the background of neo-paganism that the bizarre 'isms' of Progressive politics come into focus. The common feature of all these movements – naturalism, materialism, sexism, multiculturalism, feminism, determinism, economic determinism, racism, heteronormativism, and patriarchalism for instance, is that they view irrational nature itself as ultimate and sovereign. In other words, they make a god of irrational nature – its laws, energies, and matter – which is precisely why Al Gore is synonymous...
  • McConnell warns against shutdown after fiery White House meeting

    12/11/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 02:50 PM EST | By Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday warned that the American people don’t want to see a partial government shutdown and expressed hope it could be avoided hours after President Trump in a meeting with Democratic leaders said he was willing to shut down the government for tougher border security. “I hope that’s not where we end up. I understand it was a rather spirited meeting,” McConnell told reporters when asked by reporters about Trump’s threat. McConnell later warned that forcing a shutdown would be a political mistake for either side in the battle over funding for a wall...
  • Former Democrat Party Chairman ‘Streamed Live Videos of Child Sex Abuse’

    12/11/2018 12:41:40 PM PST · by diverteach · 33 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Nov 27, 2018 | /bethany-blankley
    According to the testimony of a federal agent, Harold “H.L.” Moody, a former Democratic Party chairman, streamed live videos of children being raped, distributed child pornography to other pedophiles, and regularly smoked methamphetamine out of a glass pipe while seated at his desk during work hours. Our tax dollars at work, folks. Jason Bennett, a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations, said an undercover agent took “screen shots” of Moody sitting at his desk and chatting with pedophiles in a secret chatroom online on “more than one occasion” between Aug. 29 and Oct. 12. Bennett described Moody as a “high-volume...
  • Member calls for audit of Muskogee NAACP

    12/11/2018 12:00:08 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 15 replies
    Muskogee Now ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:52 PM | Leif M. Wright
    Dr. Samuel Craig of Muskogee has filed a complaint with the national office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, alleging that the Muskogee branch is being run by corrupt and shady people. Craig, who ran for president of the branch in November, alleges the branch did not follow bylaws compelling it to publish notice of the impending election, resulting in a voter turnout of just 15 people. The branch also has numerous deceased people on the roll as active members, he alleges, and the incumbent president exerted undue influence by hovering over the polling place during...
  • US-China tensions played no part in death of renowned Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng

    12/11/2018 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/11/2018 | William Zheng
    The family of Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng, a world-renowned physicist and venture capitalist, denied speculation on Chinese social media that his death was connected to tensions in US-China relations or the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada on Saturday. Zhang, a tenured professor of physics at Stanford University, was internationally recognised for his work in quantum science. He was also the founding partner of Danhua Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund investing mainly in early-stage technologies. Zhang died on Saturday, December 1, according to his family. He was 55. “There is no police investigation, and the authorities have no...
  • Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

    12/11/2018 11:12:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/18 | Michelle Romero, Van Jones
    (CNN) Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty. Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a "Green New Deal" -- comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate crisis. If Pelosi agrees, the congressional committee could develop a plan to improve...
  • Trump, Pelosi and Schumer Have Explosive, Televised Shouting Match Over Border Wall: (trunc)

    12/11/2018 10:10:55 AM PST · by Mariner · 123 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 11th, 2018 | by Ken Meyer
    President Donald Trump had a surreal, explosive clash with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House over border wall funding for their first meeting together since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
  • Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'

    12/11/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | december 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a “felon” in a broadcast and has made no efforts to correct its mistake. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court last year, not a felony — and was quickly pardoned by President Trump. He has asked the courts to expunge his original misdemeanor conviction, in a case that’s still pending. In his lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Arpaio also sued Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, which he says also made inaccurate statements about his...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    12/11/2018 9:29:05 AM PST · by Simon Green · 71 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jerome Gorner
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...