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  • US-shaped flag unveiled ahead of San Francisco 49ers game [Kneeling and fist-raising]

    10/23/2017 2:26:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/17 | Rebecca Savransky
    An American flag in the shape of the U.S. was unveiled Sunday ahead of the San Francisco 49ers game against the Dallas Cowboys, the latest response to a controversy that has embroiled the entire NFL over how teams respond to protests during the national anthem.The flag was unveiled at the San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium.Some 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem, according to multiple reports.All of the players on the Dallas Cowboys stood for the anthem, according to the Dallas Morning News. David Irving raised his fist at the end of the anthem.Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to bench any...
  • Hah! NFL Backlash So Bad "Empty Seat" Wins Giveaway Prize at Browns Game

    10/23/2017 12:20:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The NFL is experiencing an unprecedented backlash as players kneel during the National Anthem. The boycott is so bad that the Cleveland Browns, which gives away prizes to fans during games, selected an empty seat for a giveaway. [Snip] It is not known what the prize was, but whatever it was, it’s quite sad the team has resorted to keeping fans happy at FirstEnergy stadium with giveaways. What's even more sad is that the seat was empty. Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7. The Cleveland Browns are playing...
  • PA Militia Files into Emancipation Park to Protect Free Speech [Charlottesville: Light Foot Militia]

    10/23/2017 12:05:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    WVIR, NBC 29, Charlottesville ^ | Oct 21, 2017 5:42 PM EDT | Madison Carter
    On Saturday, October 21, a group of militiamen filed into Emancipation Park to address the community about its role in the August 12 rally. The Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia is one of the defendants named in the lawsuit filed to prevent unauthorized paramilitary groups from returning to Charlottesville. […] “Even though the media wanted to lump us in with these hard ‘alt-right’ people, that’s not at all the case,” says Christian Yingling, a member of the militia. “We don’t support what they did; we don’t support their beliefs in any way, shape, or form.” …
  • Liar, liar, pantsuit’s on fire!

    10/22/2017 11:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | October 22, 2017 | Dave Neese
    The long-suppressed revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory activities prompted a belated comment from his long-time pal, Hillary Clinton. In that grating, sanctimonious way of hers, she expressed stern disapproval of sexual harassment. Then she quickly changed the subject to Donald Trump. She lamented that there’s now an admitted “sexual assaulter” occupying the White House. She used the present tense. So she couldn’t have been alluding to her own hubby, Billy Jeff, aka Slick Willie. She surely meant Trump. Billy Jeff in his day was a good ol’ boy horndog. He was never confused with the other kind who lack the...
  • Most Republicans Wish They Were Like Reagan. Trump Actually Is.

    10/22/2017 10:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan. But in fact, Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the Republican congressional leadership is. At first blush, this seems preposterous. Reagan was a sunny personality, much like his boyhood idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is anything but. Reagan used humor to defuse his critics; Trump clearly prefers insults. Reagan spoke often of America’s promise, while Trump speaks more of its decline. Reagan condemned bigots and racists. Trump’s facially evenhanded approach to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has convinced many that he shares white...
  • The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literature

    10/22/2017 10:19:38 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 3 replies
    PLOS One ^ | October 12, 2017 | Serge P. J. M. Horbach , Willem Halffman
    While problems with cell line misidentification have been known for decades, an unknown number of published papers remains in circulation reporting on the wrong cells without warning or correction. Here we attempt to make a conservative estimate of this ‘contaminated’ literature. We found 32,755 articles reporting on research with misidentified cells, in turn cited by an estimated half a million other papers.
  • The Establishment Flunkies Flunk Out

    10/22/2017 10:06:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    All human institutions are essentially a reboot of high school, and within the political scene the Never Trumpers are convinced that they are the cool kids despite being the chess club of American politics. No, they aren't the cool kids. They’re geeks, they haven't won a tournament in years and, more importantly, they're the freaking chess club. In contrast, we normals are just that, the members of the student body who have lives and after-school jobs and girlfriends and who don't care about the dorks padding their resume with student body presidencies or, in this case, jobs at the Eagle Liberty...
  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/22/2017 9:23:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2017 | Aaron Blake
    *snip* McCain, whose status as a war hero Trump publicly and controversially doubted as a 2016 presidential candidate, appeared to retaliate in kind against the president in a C-SPAN interview about the Vietnam War airing Sunday night. In the interview, McCain pointed to wealthy Americans who were able to get out of being drafted into service in the conflict in which he spent years as a prisoner of war. And he pointed to a very specific type of deferment which Trump just happened to use. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is...
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says anthem protests are damaging the NFL

    10/22/2017 8:25:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 22, 2017
    Dallas owner says he has heard from concerned sponsors The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who this month said he would bench any of his players who “disrespect the flag” during the national anthem, says that the protest movement is damaging the NFL. This season dozens of NFL players have knelt during the anthem to highlight racial injustice in the United States. The movement has split the nation, with many perceiving it as disrespectful to military veterans. The NFL’s television ratings are also down, although it is not clear whether this is directly linked to the protests, as TV...
  • Who is Henda Ayari, the woman accusing Islamist Tariq Ramadan of rape?

    10/22/2017 7:57:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10/22/17 | Emad Blake
    With the number of women in Hollywood coming forward and exposing Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and rape, another case has been gripping the Middle East after prominent Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan was accussed of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari.Ayari has accused Swiss-Muslim thinker Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, of raping and sexually assaulting her in a Paris hotel room in 2012. Ramadan’s lawyer said that his client denies the allegations and intends to file a complaint for slander.But who exactly is Henda Ayari? The Tunisian-Algerian author currently leads Libératrices, a charity that supports...
  • Biometric system failed to detect terror suspect

    10/22/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 18 October 2017 | Candice Malcolm
    New information reveals how an alleged terrorist manipulated our immigration system to gain entry and remain in North America. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali national being detained after the recent Edmonton terror attack, managed to slip into Canada despite a complicated system of biometric checks designed to stop people just like him. In 2011, Canada implemented a biometric screening program designed to stop criminals and other dangerous individuals from entering Canada. This system has the capacity to share vital information amongst our allies in a network known as the Five Eyes. The Five Eyes is a security alliance by Canada,...
  • Gabon students angry over sex-for-grades pressure

    10/22/2017 7:51:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    In Gabon, they’re called “sexually transmitted grades” – when university teachers use the threat of giving low marks in order to coerce female students into providing sexual favors. “He started coming on to me. I began refusing him, refusing and refusing ... until the day when he gave me zero for my main piece of work,” Melanie told AFP, speaking on condition of using a pseudonym.Another student said that she was forced to switch courses after she rejected the advances of a teacher who had “made my life hell.”Student leader Franck Matoundou said that he had brought the problem of...
  • Cops cut NFL security in protest of national anthem kneeling at Miami Dolphins game

    10/22/2017 7:15:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/17 | Steven Nelson
    Florida police officers upset by NFL players kneeling during the national anthem responded by reducing the amount of security Sunday at a Miami Dolphins game.The number of off-duty officers working the event was about a third less than usual, Dade County Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera told the Miami Herald. Rather than 400 officers, just 270 were expected to help maintain order as the New York Jets played the home team.As of Friday, only 175 officers had volunteered to work the game, requiring some officers to be forced into working. Those who worked will be paid overtime."This whole movement...
  • NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7 (PHOTOS)

    10/22/2017 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/22/17
    Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7.
  • Anthem issue delays league business, including Roger Goodell extension

    10/22/2017 6:03:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 22, 2017 | Adam Schefter
    The debate over NFL player protests during the national anthem has become so big within the league that it has delayed the completion of commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Goodell's deal is still expected to be completed and has been papered, sources told ESPN, but the process has been slowed while the overwhelming majority of the NFL's attention has been diverted to handling the anthem issue, which has affected TV ratings, merchandise sales and the country's feelings about football. Had the issue not existed, Goodell's contract might have been completed at last week's owners meeting in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: NEMO ~ 23 October 2017

    10/22/2017 5:01:42 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
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  • Wilson demands apology from Kelly for ‘character assassination’

    10/22/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | Rebecca Savransky
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is calling for an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly for "character assassination." “Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy," according to The Washington Post. She also referred to Kelly as a "puppet of the president." The Florida Democrat called the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger a "catastrophe." ADVERTISEMENT "We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried," she said. "And we need to know why, and we need to...
  • Jemele Hill: ‘After my Donald Trump tweets I deserved that suspension’

    10/22/2017 4:50:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21,2017 | John Sexton
    Hill added, “The only thing I ever apologize for, I put ESPN in a bad spot; I’ll never take back what I said.” She declined when offered a chance to expound on how she feels about President Trump, only saying that he already knows. Hill wasn’t suspended after calling Trump a white supremacist. She was suspended after her comments mentioning a boycott of Dallas Cowboys’ sponsors. After her suspension was announced, some commentators like the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple wrote that ESPN didn’t deserve her and suggested there was nothing wrong with what she had said, at least nothing worthy...
  • UK Police Slammed for ‘Propaganda’ Video Promoting Islam

    10/22/2017 4:22:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/22/17 | Liam Deacon
    British police have been slammed for using public resources to produce a 12-minute video promoting Islam in the UK.“Muslims have a long, shared history with Britain. It stretches back over a thousand years,” claims Hafez Abdusammad Mulla of the Al-Imdaad Foundation at the opening of the “educational” film. Released by Lincolnshire Police on YouTube for Hate Crime Awareness Week, the video is ostensibly designed to fight “hate crime” and seeks to show Islam and Islamic culture in an attractive light.“Islam is all about virtues and values of charity, doing noble deeds, helping those less fortunate than you,” claims Mac Chishty, a police...
  • Dangerous, Filthy Homeless Encampments Force Closure of Hawaii Public Park Indefinitely

    10/22/2017 4:00:17 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2017 | Megan Fox
    Kakaako Waterfront Park on the island of Oahu has been closed indefinitely in order to repair the damage done by a large homeless population that has been camping there in makeshift huts and tents. This is an unprecedented move by the state of Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has details about the massive damage and public safety hazards in the park. "[P]ark officials say they can no longer ensure the safety of park users following a recent series of dog bites, fires and vandalism attributed to an estimated 180 homeless people living along the Kakaako shoreline....Right now, with dog attacks and...