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  • Accused bank robber was too nice to be charged with robbery: judge

    06/22/2018 1:30:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 21, 2018
    JERSEY CITY -- Prosecutors haven't presented enough evidence to support a robbery charge against a man cops say was a would-be bank robber when he entered a Hoboken branch after the money had already been locked up for the night, a judge has ruled. Edward Dempsey, 54, of Bayonne, hopped over the teller counter at Investors Bank on River Street at 6:45 p.m. June 7 and saw that every cash drawer was empty, police said. After Dempsey learned there was no loot to be had, he requested the return of his note and left the bank otherwise empty-handed, an official...
  • THE REAL CHILD ABUSERS OF BORDER INSECURITY

    06/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    What the media has been falsely calling President Trump’s family separation policy began with Hollywood actor Ed Asner’s housekeeper and a lawsuit by the ACLU during the Reagan administration. The issue was child trafficking. Teenage girls were being smuggled into the United States. Some were being sent on to their illegal alien family members in the United States. Others were being sent to the United States as cheap labor or being trafficked for prostitution. People purporting to be family members might show up asking for them to be released into their custody. And immigration authorities were faced with a horrible...
  • David Hogg strolling NYC with armed bodyguards.

    06/21/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 36 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | June 20, 2018 | Sean Di Somma
  • North Korea media tone down anti-US rhetoric

    06/21/2018 8:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris and Kang Buseong
    For decades, the US was a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” in the eyes of North Korea’s propagandists. Then almost overnight the hate stopped. Following a landmark summit between Pyongyang and Washington on June 12, anti-US vitriol has disappeared from state media reports — a development that some analysts see as preparing North Koreans for a new era in relations between the two long-time adversaries. “The anti-American slant is just gone. North Korea appears to be preparing people for a new beginning,” said Peter Ward, an expert at Seoul National University who studies the North’s propaganda. The changes in Pyongyang’s rhetoric...
  • Has the West the will to survive?

    06/21/2018 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    WND ^ | June 21st, 2018 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. … I’d rather be strong.” So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the country. Trump’s enemies are celebrating a victory. Yet the issue remains. Under U.S. law, teenagers and tots cannot be detained for more than 20 days and must be held in the least-restrictive facilities. But if the children cannot be separated from the parents as they...
  • Nine-hour DMV wait leaves woman on ‘verge of tears’: Roadshow

    06/21/2018 8:05:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 73 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Gary Richards
    Q: Isn’t there be a better way to renew your license and get a REAL ID from the DMV without waiting for hours even with an appointment?
  • Italy to Impound Dutch-Flagged Humanitarian Ship

    06/21/2018 7:45:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 21, 2018 | Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante
    Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel.
  • HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their….

    06/21/2018 7:44:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | 6/21/18 | Jim Hoft
    """HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their Heads… Under Obama"""" The Associated Press is running a horrific story today on how immigrant children were allegedly stripped naked, handcuffed, strapped down with bags over their head and beaten at a refugee facility in Virginia. An anonymous plaintiff is suing the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center for the abuse he endured at the facility. The teen came here from Mexico. He was a troubled kid and wound up in the high security facility. Now he’s suing the government for abuse he says he endured at the...
  • Father of crying child says family were never separated by border control agents & remain together

    06/21/2018 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2018 | DANIEL BATES and KAREN RUIZ
    The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe. Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that he had not heard from his wife Sandra, 32, who was with his two-year-old daughter Yanela Denise, for nearly three weeks until he saw the image of them being apprehended in Texas. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and...
  • Activists vandalize billboard to blast ICE: ‘We made kids disappear’(Video)

    06/21/2018 6:59:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    (The SJW vandals posted their video. See link) A group of activists vandalized a California billboard early Thursday to criticize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) amid backlash to the Trump administration’s previous policy separating children from families who illegally cross the southern border. The blue billboard from a junk company featuring a photo of a surprised child originally read “We make junk disappear,” according to The Mercury News. It was redone to read “We make kids disappear - I.C.E.” A group called Indecline, a self-described “activist art collective,” took credit for the vandalized billboard online. A video posted on social...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS...

    06/21/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 127 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces. For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.
  • ABC's" Roseanne' Spinoff Officially a Go — Without Roseanne Barr

    06/21/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 21, 2018
    After canceling the comedy following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, the Disney-owned network has found a way to move forward with the original cast, creators and likely crew as 'The Conners.' Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC is officially moving forward with a spinoff of TV's current No. 1 series — without controversial star Roseanne Barr. Following aggressive talks with exec producer Tom Werner, the Disney-owned broadcaster has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Roseanne spinoff The Conners (working title). The new take, which will also be a multicamera comedy and premiere in the fall, will...
  • Washington Post blames Charles Krauthammer for the Iraq war in the opening line of his obituary.

    06/21/2018 5:38:57 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 22 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 6-21-18 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Washington Post blames Charles Krauthammer for the Iraq war in the opening line of his obituary.
  • Marijuana users feel MORE pain:...cannabis lowers pain tolerance...users need more painkillers [Tr]

    06/21/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON, HEALTH REPORTER
    The drug, which is legal for medical use in the majority of US states, is mainly prescribed to ease pain. But this new research conducted in Colorado - which was the first state to legalize - suggests that short-term pain relief could weaken the body's resilience to pain over time. The researchers, from the Swedish Medical Center, Colorado, analyzed around 260 people who were involved in minor vehicle accidents and admitted to trauma centers. Of these, 54 tested positive for recent marijuana use while 16 claimed they used the drug more or less every day.
  • Sweden’s largest music festival cancelled over ‘migrant sex attacks’

    06/21/2018 5:19:47 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 48 replies
    https://voiceofeurope.com ^ | 22 June 2018 | By Laura Cat
    The Bråvalla festival is Sweden’s largest music festival. Organisers have just announced that the event will come to an end after being cancelled this year due to sex attacks, local newspaper Norrköpings Tidningar reports. Last year’s festival saw at least 11 sex attacks, three which led to arrests and the year before nearly 40 young girls complained of being sexually harassed and abused by men most often described as “foreign”.
  • Home of China's dog meat festival defiant amid outcry

    06/21/2018 4:59:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Joyce Zhou and Christian Shepherd
    Residents of China's southern city of Yulin defended eating dog meat to celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday, as animal rights activists seek new ways to pressure organizers to cancel the annual festival. The ten-day event, dubbed the lychee and dog meat festival by residents, has become a lightning rod for dog lovers, who every year confront those who buy, sell and eat canines. In recent years, animal rights activists have raided slaughterhouses and intercepted truckloads of dogs in efforts to limit the number of animals killed. Activists say the dog meat trade is inhumane and unhygienic, pointing to videos
  • Favorite livin or dyin songs-Title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 6~22~18

    06/21/2018 4:56:48 PM PDT · by fatima · 224 replies
    ~Favorite Songs that have Livin or Dyin in it~ Electric Light Orchestra - Livin' Thing (Video) *Video* The Rolling Stones- Miss You *Video*
  • Border patrol agents arrest 1 at I-95 checkpoint about citizenship

    06/21/2018 4:52:37 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 16 replies
    https://bangordailynews.com ^ | Updated: June 21, 2018 5:49 pm | By Alex Acquisto and Callie Ferguson
    A checkpoint set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents Wednesday on Interstate 95 led to the arrest of a fugitive Haitian immigrant who previously was ordered to be deported. The random checkpoint, which was in place for 11 hours, stopped traffic in the southbound lanes between the Penobscot County towns of Howland and Lincoln. Several agents set up cones blocking the highway, and then asked vehicle occupants questions about their citizenship before letting them proceed. Southbound drivers could not avoid the roadblock.
  • The Cynical 'Millionaires Tax' Didn't Fool The SJC

    06/21/2018 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    Shed no tears for the "millionaires tax" ballot initiative, which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down on Monday. From the outset, the initiative was a cynical ploy to get voters to do something they have repeatedly rejected — replacing the state's flat-rate income tax with a system of graduated tax brackets. But nobody was fooled by the ruse, least of all the SJC.Five times in five decades, Massachusetts voters have been asked to scrap the uniform tax rate required by the state's constitution. Five times they have refused. So activists this time came up with a two-fer: They proposed...
  • Mom says, N.J. School tried to make my kid Muslim. Judge says, Go to court

    06/21/2018 3:48:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 20, 2018
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in the suit), against the Chatham School District and Board of Education, as well as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, middle school principal, Social Studies supervisor, and two Social Studies teachers. Judge Kevin McNulty said in the decision, on a motion filed by the school district's attorney to dismiss the lawsuit, that...