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  • 1st sex reassignment inmate says women's prison is 'torture'

    03/23/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/22/2017 | Dno Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she's been mistreated since being transferred to a California women's prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor. In a hand-written federal court filing, convicted killer Shiloh Heavenly Quine called her new housing at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla a "torture unit." She said she's unnecessarily isolated from other inmates and denied basic items. (snip) Quine, 57, had the surgery she had long sought in January and was moved from a men's prison last month. She...
  • Chicago Teen Afraid to Come Home After She Was Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live

    03/23/2017 4:17:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 3/22/2017 | Staff
    (CHICAGO) ó The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family. The woman was reunited with her daughter on Tuesday, two days after the girl went missing and a day after police learned of the attack. She said her daughter is staying with a relative and is scared to come home, and that she shares that fear. "This is just disturbing and to think the...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 6 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • Fake News: AP Touts Anti-Trump Poll with Warped Demographics Conducted by Soros-Backed Org

    03/23/2017 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    The Associated Press on Monday released a news making story with a glaring headline claiming that "Most young Americans donít see Trump as a legitimate leader." A closer look at the survey finds it was conducted by a group financed by billionaire George Soros whose activist arm demands reparations for slavery and "mass incarceration," and has engaged in anti-police activism. In addition, the survey was not representative of the racial and ethnic profiles of young adults. Instead it focused heavily on demographic samples of populations that voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump.
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...
  • GOP health care bill would send Californiaís costs skyrocketing

    03/22/2017 9:24:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 22, 2017 | Melody Gutierrez
    The Republican-backed bill that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act would shift billions of dollars in health care costs from the federal government to states, with California on the hook for $6 billion in 2020 and growing to $24.3 billion by 2027, according to an analysis released Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brownís administration.

    03/22/2017 9:12:48 PM PDT · by · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 24, 2017
    SB 54 TRANSCRIPT 0:00 Thank You additional witnesses in 0:01 opposition my name is Lupe Australia 0:05 Maureen Maureen on my father was a 0:09 Mexican but I said oh my mother was at 0:12 the Hana or is it the Hammond and i'm 0:15 here representing my sister Angie 0:17 whose son was murdered a block 0:20 away from my mother's home 25 years ago 0:24 I don't think he was the first victim 0:27 that we were the first families to speak 0:29 out in the state of California. You know 0:32 and I also am representing the...
  • Philly soda tax: Pepsi tells grocery stores it wonít offer 2-liters or 12-packs

    03/22/2017 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 33 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Mark Dent
    Philadelphians will soon no longer be able to purchase 2-liters or 12-packs of Pepsi soda products at local stores, according to grocers. Managers of two independent Philly grocery stores confirmed theyíd received letters from Pepsi saying the company would no longer distribute 2-liters or 12-packs to Philadelphia stores, as of March 20.
  • Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump exhibit relocates again

    03/22/2017 6:58:03 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    Actor Shia LaBeouf is taking his controversial anti-President Trump art installation across the pond, claiming America isnít ďsafe enoughĒ for his work. The ďHe Will Not Divide UsĒ webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.
  • BREAKING: House Considering Last-Minute, Regulation-Repealing Changes to AHCA?

    03/22/2017 6:10:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies ^ | March 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    It's floor vote eve, and many creatures are stirring in the House. In a potentially dramatic eleventh-hour gambit, Republicans are considering pushing further than they initially thought possible to repeal additional Obamacare regulations within the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Remember, part of the reason that the current bill does not attempt to tackle certain issues is that under "reconciliation," all provisions must be germane to the budget. That's why buying insurance across state lines and tort reform aren't included, for example. For this same reason, unraveling some of Obamacare's "essential health benefit" regulatory mandates was seen as beyond...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 23 March 2017

    03/22/2017 6:05:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 135 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HOISTING AMMO Army Pfc. Harlan Troutman, left, hoists a training round above his head during the Gen. Gordon Sullivan Cup best tank crew competition at Fort Benning, Ga., May 1, 2016. Troutman is assigned to the Tennessee Army National Guardís 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MAKING AN ENTRANCE Air Force Staff Sgt. August O'Niell...
  • Germany prepares to clear gay men convicted under Nazi-era law

    03/22/2017 5:50:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 22 March 2017 12:13 CET+01:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    Chancellor Angela Merkelís cabinet on Wednesday approved a measure to wipe the criminal records of gay men convicted under a Nazi-era law, and offer them compensation. The proposal was presented by Justice Minister Heiko Maas, and would offer gay men convicted under the law a lump sum of Ä3,000 as well as an additional Ä1,500 for each year they spent in prison and thus ďsuffered a deprivation of libertyĒ. The measure marks a triumph for activists after a decades-long struggle to clear the names of gay men who lived with a criminal record under Article 175 of the penal code....
  • Orange Coast College honors anti-Trump instructor Olga Cox, but she turns it down

    03/22/2017 5:33:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2017 | Roxana Kopetman
    COSTA MESA Ė The community college instructor who called Trumpís election ďan act of terrorismĒ during class was named faculty Colleague of the Year Ė but she turned down the honor. Orange Coast Collegeís Olga Perez Stable Cox, 66, wants to avoid the national attention that hounded her after videos of her lambasting the new administration went viral in December, school officials said Wednesday. ďShe didnít want the same level of attention and scrutiny,Ē said Doug Bennett, Orange Coastís executive director of college advancement.
  • Chelsea Clinton Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Doing Nothing

    03/22/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 59 replies
    Heat St. ^ | March 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual ¬ďWomen in Power¬Ē luncheon, where it will pass out honors and awards to several lucky ladies who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The ¬ďLifetime Impact Honorees¬Ē are all women whose work in 2016 and before have made the world a better place. This year, for no apparent reason, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will get a one of those awards for her service to¬Öwell, that part¬ís not quite clear. But she¬íll be honored for her achievement anyway.Read More...
  • Blurred Lines: Understanding The Effort To Redefine Gender And Sexuality

    03/22/2017 5:25:56 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 9 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3.22.2017 | B. Christopher Agee
    While civil-rights movements of decades past were met with fierce resistance, the current effort to promote tolerance of wide-ranging sexual and gender identities faces unique challenges. Numerous advocacy groups have dedicated a large part, if not all, of their resources to LGBT issues; meanwhile, even some of those who marched alongside these activists in previous movements believe the current push is a bridge too far. The only consensus, it seems, is that the topic of sexuality and gender identity in America is one fraught with polarizing points of view.
  • South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/22/2017 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Holly Gatling
    South Carolina Citizens for Life President Lisa Van Riper praised the strongly bi-partisan vote Tuesday to advance the Unborn Child Protection Against Dismemberment Abortion Act H 3548. ďSouth Carolina Citizens for Life commends the bi-partisan action of the S.C. House Judiciary Committee to advance the Unborn Child Protection Against Dismemberment Abortion Act,Ē Mrs. Van Riper said. ďThe gruesome abortion procedure used in many second trimester abortions which dismembers a living child in the womb should have no place in a civilized society.Ē By a vote of 18-4 on Tuesday, the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee advanced H3548, to the full...
  • Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

    03/22/2017 5:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/22/17 | Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
    A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states. The same-sex case known as Obergefell v Hodges has rippled through the 567 federally recognized Indian Nations. As sovereign entities, they are not necessarily bound by the Supreme Court decision, leaving many in the precarious position of trying to decide whether to make the hot-button issue part of their traditional law. "Tribes donít have to follow Obergefell. Tribes should, unless they...
  • Remember Zip Disks? These Election Departments Do

    03/22/2017 5:15:45 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 31 replies
    TechTarget - IT Knowledge Exchange ^ | 3-21-2017 | Sharon Fisher
    . . . In case you donít remember, or are too young to remember, Zip disks and drives were developed by Iomega in 1994. They were a similar size to floppy disks Ė thicker Ė but held considerably more data; they started at 100 MB and eventually went up to 750 MB. (Which, in those days, was a lot.) Another interesting distinction about them is that they could be used for either PCs or Apple computers. Several of the major voting machines used back in the day, such as the ESS Model 650 Central Scanner, used Zip disks. And a...
  • Iowa House Committee Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Iowa bill to protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions is one step closer to becoming law. The Des Moines Register reports a state House subcommittee approved the bill on Wednesday, moving it forward to a full committee for consideration. Iowa Senate File 471, which passed the state Senate earlier this month, would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. It also would allow abortions up to 24 weeks on unborn babies diagnosed with an anomaly considered to be ďincompatible with life,Ē according to the report. An individual who violates the...
  • Texas Senate Votes to Protect People From Having to Pay for Abortions in Their Health Insurance

    03/22/2017 5:11:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Texas Right to Life
    Today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 20, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform, on second reading on a 19-10 vote. The bill is expected to move to a third reading and final vote on Monday. Senate Bill 20 by Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) and House Bill 1113 by Representative John Smithee (R-Amarillo) would protect Texans from paying for the abortions of others through their tax dollars and health insurance premiums. In the 2015 Legislative Session, Senator Taylor authored a similar insurance reform, SB 575, which passed in the Senate and died in the House. This session, Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform once...
  • Army chaplain awarded Soldier's Medal for tackling machete-wielding soldier to end hostage situation

    03/22/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies
    KRTV-TV, Great Falls, Montana ^ | 3/21/2017 | Ariana Lake
    MISSOULA - Captain (Chaplain) Matthew Christensen, a 1992 graduate of Flathead High School, was awarded the Soldier's Medal last week for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of two soldiers. When Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didnít realize it would escalate into a dangerous hostage situation. Christensen spent much of the night counseling the soldier. Later, the soldier's roommate and another chaplain showed up at the barracks. Things got worse. The soldier called some family members, cursing them for abusive situations in the past. Christensen said, "And then he just...
  • BREAK: House leaders open to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process

    03/22/2017 4:39:24 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 49 replies
    cnn ^ | 03/22/2017 | Phil Mattingly
    BREAK: House leadership now open to changes to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process, per leadership aide
  • Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades past deadline

    03/22/2017 4:33:19 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | March 22, 2017
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment exactly 45 years after Congress first submitted it to the states. State senators gave final approval Wednesday for Nevada to sign on to the effort set in motion by women's suffragists. The move brings the nation two states shy -- but decades past deadline -- of amending the U.S. Constitution to plainly state women and men are equal under the law. Opponents argue it could disrupt family and military culture, and possibly lead to unfettered abortion access and funding. The amendment required approval from 38 states to take...
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire More U.S. Military Veterans

    03/22/2017 4:25:56 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/22 | Julie Jargon
    Starbucks Corp. plans to hire more U.S. military veterans and their spouses after facing backlash over its promise to hire refugees. Presiding over his last annual shareholders meeting as chief executive on Wednesday, Howard Schultz said Starbucks will hire 15,000 veterans and their spouses by 2025, on top of more than 10,000 hired since a pledge he made four years ago. The new drive comes after some customers threatened to boycott Starbucks for its January pledge to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years. The coffee giant made the commitment following President Donald Trumpís first executive order, banning...
  • Tory Minister Tobias Ellwood Gave CPR To Dying Police Officer (value of military training)

    03/22/2017 3:48:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    LBC ^ | 22nd March 2017
    Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood is being hailed as a hero after trying to save the life of the police officer stabbed in the Westminster terror attack. Mr Ellwood, a former soldier, ran to the officer when he was stabbed just inside the gates of Parliament. He gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and stemmed the blood flow, before waiting with him until the air ambulance landed in Parliament Square. The police officer sadly died at the scene. He was later pictured with blood on his face as he spoke to emergency services. Mr Ellwood has been a Minister in the Foreign...
  • Go Ahead... You Own It (AHCA)

    03/22/2017 3:41:04 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | March 22, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Go Ahead...You Own It I had an "interesting" debate on Twitter last night with someone who is involved in the health insurance game in some way and apparently has cancer patients as clients. He is a strong shill for (supporter of) the "Obamacare Repeal/Replace" process by his own admission. The debate was plenty fun and decent right up until I pointed out that on the math the Federal Government spent $1,417 billion last fiscal year on Medicare and Medicaid, up from $380 billion in 1998, which incidentally was 37% of all federal spending last year -- and it's accelerating at...
  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. ó Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • Black political leaders warn that under Trump, ĎWeíre losing on every groundí

    03/22/2017 2:42:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 22, 2017 | Alexei Koseff
    Black lawmakers and political leaders in California warned Wednesday that President Donald Trumpís proposed federal budget cuts threaten to upend decades of progress in the African-American community on issues ranging from voting rights to education.
  • France: Women sleep in diapers to avoid rape

    03/22/2017 2:29:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/22/17
    "All men see that Iím alone, and itís the same for the children. Men see me and they want to rape me." - Lawless conditions apply for women and children inside French migrant camp that has been taken over by criminals. Women and children are systematically raped in an asylum camp in French Dunkirk, by human smugglers. A volunteer aid worker says that the most sought-after product among women in the camp, are diapers for adults. The women namely do not dare to go to the toilet at night, reports Human Rights Service. Also unaccompanied boys are abused by smugglers....
  • Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump: Trading Places

    03/22/2017 2:01:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 22, 2017 3:41 pm | Michelle Cottle
    Six months ago, if someone had told you that Ivanka Trump, fashion-peddling, glamour-gal scion of the Trump real-estate and branding dynasty, would be moving into her own West Wing Office, getting special security clearance which will allow her to view classified info, trying on the role of policy maven, and even receiving her own ďgovernment-issued devices,Ē youíd have thought they were bonkers, or baked, or both. Now consider that, on Monday, Variety magazine announced that Ivankaís long-time gal pal Chelsea Clintonóthe earnest, wonky, mediaphobic scion of the Clinton political dynastyóhas been chosen as one of its Lifetime Impact Honorees for...
  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • Boat Migrants Landing In Italy Ďat Pace Exceeding Anything Weíve Seen Beforeí

    03/22/2017 1:44:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    Britebart ^ | 3/22/2017 1:34:04 PM | Jack Montgomery
    International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers likely to explode as the continent heads into spring. These totals do not include 3,312 migrants picked up off Libya on the 19th of March who are currently en route to Italy, according to the text of the IOMís report. Including these migrants puts the number of Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777) Ė and March 2017 has over a week
  • Chuck Barris, creator of 'The Gong Show' and 'The Dating Game,' dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 26 replies ^ | 3/22/17 | Jevon Phillips
    Chuck Barris, ďThe Gong ShowĒ creator and host who claimed ó though never too seriously ó that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died at his home in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87. The popular game show creator, producer and host died Monday of natural causes, a representative for his wife said. The ďGong ShowĒ was among a handful of Barrisí creations that dominated the TV game show landscape in the 1960s. He launched ďThe Dating GameĒ in 1965, which was an instant hit with numerous imitations. Barris followed with "The...
  • Report: Illinois Lawmakers Reject 'Barack Obama Day'

    03/22/2017 1:14:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | March 22 2017 gmt | ward room
    Illinois lawmakers did not pass a bill that would have designated former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Republicans voiced concern over the other Illinois presidents, such as Ronald Reagan, not having similar holidays, the newspaper reported. They also noted the economic cost of closing state buildings on such a holiday. White House Photographer Shares Favorite Obama Photos White House Photographer Shares Favorite Obama Photos Under the original proposal, schools and state offices would have closed, while banks and businesses could have, but would not be required to close. The bills were introduced by...
  • Camille Paglia: Women Arenít Free Until Speech Is

    03/22/2017 12:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 21, 2017 | Camille Paglia
    History moves in cycles. The plague of political correctness and assaults on free speech that erupted in the 1980s and were beaten back in the 1990s have returned with a vengeance. In the United States, the universities as well as the mainstream media are currently patrolled by well-meaning but ruthless thought police, as dogmatic in their views as agents of the Spanish Inquisition. We are plunged once again into an ethical chaos where intolerance masquerades as tolerance and where individual liberty is crushed by the tyranny of the group. The premier principles of my new book, Free Women, Free Men,...
  • All Three Networks Ignore Report on 14-Yr-Old Girl Raped Inside Her School by Illegal Alien

    03/22/2017 12:35:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 22, 2017 | 11:08 AM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    Last Thursday, a young girl attending Rockville High School in Maryland was brutally gang raped in her schoolís bathroom by two fellow students, at least one of which was in the country illegally. Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, were charged last week with raping their 14-year-old female classmate in the schoolís menís bathroom. Both had only been in Montgomery County for a few months before they were placed in the schoolís 9th grade class. Sanchez-Milian is a confirmed illegal immigrant that is being detained by ICE officials while officials will not...
  • Eyeing Trumpís Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say 'No, Thanks'

    03/22/2017 12:18:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/22/2017 | Alexander Burns
    Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trumpís ďAmerica FirstĒ slogan and only gently noted the nagging divisions in their party. ďWe now have a president and a Congress that are united in party, and yet we still have disagreements among us,Ē Mr. Bevin said, insisting, ďThis is healthy and good.Ē In private, Mr. Bevin has been blunter about the partyís disagreements. Just days before appearing with Mr. Trump in Louisville, he joined a conference call with the presidentís...
  • Hackers threaten to wipe millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts if Apple doesnít pay by April 7th

    03/22/2017 12:17:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 ∑ 9:29 am
    ‚ÄúA hacker or group of hackers is apparently trying to extort Apple over alleged access to a large cache of iCloud and other Apple email accounts,‚ÄĚ Joseph Cox reports for Motherboard. ‚ÄúThe hackers, who identified themselves as ‚ÄėTurkish Crime Family‚Äô, demanded $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum, another increasingly popular crypto-currency, or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards in exchange for deleting the alleged cache of data.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe hackers provided screenshots of alleged emails between the group and members of Apple‚Äôs security team. One also gave Motherboard access to an email account allegedly used to communicate with Apple,‚ÄĚ Cox reports. ‚Äú‚ÄėAre...
  • Boston Schools Change Maps to ďDe-colonizeĒ History

    03/22/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Dennis Prager Show ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Weíre all for accuracy. But thatís not why this change is being made. Itís being made for political purposes. Because Africa looks bigger on the new map thatís going to change the lives of black and other minority students? Really? No, itís really about showing minority students how victimized they have been.
  • Obama Building Wall Around New D.C. Mansion

    03/22/2017 11:30:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    America Now ^ | 3/9/17 | Sean Kelly
    ...Obama is reportedly building a wall around his new Washington, D.C. mansion to protect himself and his family. After leaving the White House on Jan. 20, Obama and the former first family moved into a $5.3 million mansion in the nation's capital...[Obama] reportedly added a protective wall around the property. This development came after Obama signed a bill in 2013 that renewed the law that gave presidents Secret Service protection for life, which would effectively protect himself as well his fellow living presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The story quickly went viral, with many pointing...
  • NBC Reporter Fears London Terror Will ĎPut Wind in the Sailsí of ĎRight-Wing Movementí

    03/22/2017 11:04:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During MSNBCís live breaking news coverage of the suspected terrorist attacks in London on Wednesday, NBC News reporter Matt Bradley reported via phone from the British capital and was more worried about the violence helping conservative politicians than he was about the victims: ďWe've seen this rise of a kind of a right-wing movement here and throughout Europe. And this is only going to put wind in the sails of those who would say that this is an issue that needs to be looked at, that needs to be examined in terms of refugees.Ē
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Maryland Abortion Clinic That Had Been Killing Babies for 20 Years

    03/22/2017 10:39:18 AM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | MAR 20, 2017 | CHERYL SULLENGER
    The Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, permanently closed on St. Patrickís Day, March 17, 2017, after the propertyís management team realized that abortion is bad for business. Pro-life activists, led by Lauren Handy, persuaded the property management company not to renew Planned Parenthoodís lease using a narrowly-targeted educational campaign. Planned Parenthood had occupied the same office, located at 1400 Spring St. in Silver Spring, Maryland, for over 20 years, conducting surgical abortions.ďThe men and women who ministered at that Planned Parenthood for two decades deserve a lot of credit for their perseverance and tenacity,Ē said Troy Newman,...
  • Michael Moore: Democrats Must Declare ĎNational Emergencyí Until FBI Discovers ĎTruthí about Trump

    03/22/2017 10:25:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Documentary filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore used his Instagram account Wednesday to urge the Democratic Party to declare a ďnational emergencyĒ until the FBI completes an investigation into alleged connections between President Trump and his campaign staff and the Russian government. ďThe Democratic Party needs to declare a National Emergency,Ē Moore wrote in a post Wednesday, along with an image of the robot HAL 9000 from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. ďFor the first time in our history, the President of the United States and his staff are under investigation for espionage. This announcement, by the head of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least two dead and several 'catastrophically injured' [Photo of Perp]

    03/22/2017 9:48:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Richard Spillett, Tim Sculthorpe, Alexander Robertson, and Mark Duell
    At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament. An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. The policeman is thought...
  • Chicago Funerals Face Threats Of Gang Violence

    03/22/2017 9:46:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 3/21/2017 | Jim Williams
    CHICAGO (CBS) ó For many, a loved oneís funeral or wake is a somber time; but in some Chicago neighborhoods, the mourning happens under the threat of gang violence. CBS 2ís Jim Williams reports that some community leaders are calling for state lawmakers to crack down on this. While June Williams has offered comfort to the grieving at her funeral home for decades, it still didnít prepare for her some of the things she would witness. ďA gentleman went up to see his brother, who had been killed, and Iím standing at the casket, so of course, Iím thinking, Ďhow...
  • Wellesley profs want control over speaker invitations

    03/22/2017 9:19:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 22, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A group of Wellesley College professors recently sent a campus-wide email arguing that bringing controversial speakers to campus can cause grave harm to students. The full letter, which was obtained and published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), was written by six professors who stand on the Wellesley Commission for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity.
  • Poll: By 2 to 1 margin, registered voters reject Comey

    03/22/2017 9:14:41 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jonathan Easley
    FBI Director James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, according to a new poll that finds voters have a negative opinion of Comey by a more than two-to-one margin. According to data from a Harvard-Harris Poll survey of registered voters provided exclusively to The Hill, only 17 percent have a favorable view of Comey, compared to 35 percent who have a negative view of him. Forty-one percent of Democrats have an unfavorable view of Comey, with only 12 percent saying they view him positively. Comey is almost at break-even among Republicans, with 26 percent viewing him positively and 27...
  • Trump to Be Liberty University's Graduation Commencement Speaker

    03/22/2017 9:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker for the May graduation ceremony at the prominent Virginia evangelical Christian school Liberty University. The Christian Broadcasting Network broke the news Wednesday morning that President Trump will return to Liberty, having spoken there last year during the Republican primary season. "I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion," said Trump to CBN News. "Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full...
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to ďresist ICEĒ

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to ‚Äúresist‚ÄĚ Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York¬ís Tweed...
  • Sorry: Still No Proof Gun Control Decreases Murder and Mayhem

    03/22/2017 8:23:13 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/01/17 | Selwin Duke
    In this age of waxing laws and waning freedoms, a notable exception to the pattern of ever-tightening restrictions is gun prohibitions. New Hampshire no longer requires a license for the carrying of a concealed, loaded firearm; Florida is considering eliminating all ďgun-free zonesĒ (e.g., at schools); and Iowa may institute a ďStand your groundĒ provision and lower the age at which children could use handguns, to cite a few examples. [...]All this stokes another fear: that the U.S. will become a gun free-for-all zone of murder and mayhem. But does data justify this concern?