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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ Commander Cody ~ 23 February 2018

    02/23/2018 6:04:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 5 replies
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  • GOP Rep. Peter King says ‘religious fervor’ blocks common-sense gun fix

    02/23/2018 5:10:16 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2018 | Denis Slattery
    A troubled teen — dubbed “mentally disturbed” by President Trump — opened fire at a Florida school nearly one year after a law undid a regulation making it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun. Most Republicans — and the National Rifle Association — cheered the repeal of the Obama-era measure meant to prevent future massacres as experts question what can be done to prevent such tragedies.
  • Students in Louisiana thought this math symbol looked like a gun. Police were called

    02/23/2018 5:09:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | SCOTT BERSON
    A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office. On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign. Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a gun. After several students made comments...
  • High School Students Claim Square Root Symbol Looks Like A Gun

    02/23/2018 4:34:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 23, 2018
    A high school student in Louisiana was investigated and his home was searched after he allegedly made comments interpreted as possible terrorist threats that compared the square root math symbol to a gun. According to local news station KATC, an investigation Tuesday by the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed the incident began when a Oberlin High School student drew the square root symbol while completing a math problem in class. Another student then made a comment on the similarity of the mathematical sign to a gun, sparking opinions and comments from multiple students. Authorities then say the student being investigated...
  • President Trump Must Move at the Speed of Technology, Not Bureaucracy

    02/23/2018 4:13:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 2 replies
    email | Feb 23, 2018 | Newt Gringrich
    Changing the direction of the Washington system from liberal to conservative was the key to President Trump’s remarkably successful first year. Changing the speed of government from the routine, slow, change-avoiding pace of bureaucracy to the high tempo, innovative, constantly accelerating pace of technology will be the key to success in the next three years. The Trump-led directional shift is unquestionable. He appointed and placed a conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, seated a record number of appellate court judges in his first year, and achieved an all-time record for repealing regulations. At the National Space Council meeting on...
  • Trump administration announces more H-1B restrictions

    02/23/2018 3:55:19 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    In a move that particularly targets Indian tech workers and IT outsourcing companies, the Trump Administration on Friday announced stricter requirements for companies that rely on H-1B workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a new policy memo it will require “detailed documentation” about H-1B workers employed at third-party work sites to ensure employees are filling a specialty role for which they were hired.
  • Federal Court Smacks Down CREW

    02/23/2018 3:44:42 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    crewexposed ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2017
    The misnamed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) poses as a nonpartisan government watchdog, but it’s really functioned as a left wing-funded attack dog against Republicans over the past decade. This year, CREW has dialed it up going after the Trump Administration. Earlier this year, CREW sued the President under the foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits the President from receiving gifts from foreign states. CREW argued that Trump’s business ties violated this because foreign entities have leased space in Trump Tower in New York. But federal judge George Daniels—a Bill Clinton appointee—wasn’t buying what CREW...
  • Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

    02/23/2018 3:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite. Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered. Cruz's punishment seems neither commensurate with his crimes nor a deterrent for...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some [3 more] Broward deputies for not entering school

    02/23/2018 2:32:38 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 124 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-23-18 | Gerald Herbert
    When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
  • Sheriff: 3 deputies disciplined for inaction (at Parkland School shooting)

    02/23/2018 2:22:11 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-22-18 | Unknown
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says 3 deputies are facing consequences for failure to help stop the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • FBI Tip-Line Caller Said Nikolas Cruz ‘Is Going to Explode' [Transcript of call]

    02/23/2018 2:21:40 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2018 | Del Quentin Wilber
    A person close to accused Florida shooter said she wanted ‘clear conscience’ if he ‘just starts shooting’ A person close to the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI she was concerned he would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to a transcript of her call with a bureau tip line operator more than a month before the massacre. More recently, Mr. Cruz “switched it to he wants to kill people,” the unidentified woman told the operator in a somewhat rambling conversation. “Something is gonna happen,” she said....
  • Mentally Ill CNN Aims Anger at Trump, NRA

    02/23/2018 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So now we have learned even more about what went on at the school in Parkland, Florida. Queue up audio sound bite No. 19. This was yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, held a press conference and said this about one of his officers, Deputy Scot Peterson — who, as it turns out, was armed and was on duty at the school, at the time of the shooting. ISRAEL: What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. REPORTER: What should...
  • In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed -- but not with guns

    02/23/2018 1:31:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2018 | Amanda Morris
    Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump suggested that some teachers be armed, calling it a "great deterrent" to mass shootings on campus. Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, teachers are proposing other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes. Olivia Bertels, a middle school English teacher in Kansas, and Brittany Wheaton, an English teacher...
  • The Truth About AR-15 Rifles and Mass Shootings

    02/23/2018 1:08:12 PM PST · by fwdude · 47 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 23 February 2018 | Mark Landsbaum
    Everyone should agree to ban AR-15s. That was the conclusion of a recent article in the Atlantic magazine by a radiologist who was shocked by the bodily damage revealed in a CT scan of one of the victims of the mass murder at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The first tip-off that this was an emotion-driven, rather than fact-based argument was that this expert doctor admitted he had seen a grand total of two wounds with that “specific pattern of injury” in his entire medical experience. The second tip-off that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about was his...
  • President Donald Trump Delivers Speech To CPAC Audience – (Video and Transcript)…

    02/23/2018 12:48:22 PM PST · by upchuck · 8 replies
    CTH ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Sundance
    A relaxed, confident and jovial president enjoys his first visit to CPAC following a year of MAGAnomic policy implementation. Lots of good stuff to talk about…. and even time for a recitation of “The Snake” poem. Transcript: Oxon Hill, Maryland – 10:16 A.M. EST – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you everybody. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you, Matt, for that great introduction. And thank you for this big crowd. This is incredible. Really incredible. (Applause.) We’ve all come a long way together. We’ve come a long way together. I’m thrilled to be back at...
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 79 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Cannibal Club exposed: Private restaurant in LA

    02/23/2018 12:32:51 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-19-18 | James Munder
    Too bizzare (and horrible) for words. They do have a website which lends credence. Either an elaborate hoax, or there are some sick people out there. Must watch. Website: http://cannibalclub.org/index.html Video link above.
  • Mueller Marches Toward Impeachment

    02/23/2018 12:16:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I checked the email during the break. An interesting question: “Rush, you haven’t talked about the second indictments that have been handed down against Paul Manafort,” and I’m paraphrasing the email. The question basically is these things still have nothing to do with even the campaign. Everything Manafort’s being indicted for happened before the campaign, and then a letter writer very astutely mentioned that Mueller is changing the venue from Washington, D.C., to the Eastern District of Virginia, which is where Manafort lives. While that is an interesting aspect of this, the email says, “What is going on?” Folks,...
  • Ebullient Trump Campaigns Again at CPAC

    02/23/2018 11:52:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, quick question for those of you just tuning in to the program today: How many of you saw Trump’s CPAC speech? He went about an hour and 20 minutes. It was very raucous. But how many of you saw it? I, of course, watched it here. And you know, folks, I have to tell you. It was so great — and there’s about a thousand of ’em in there. It was so great seeing a bunch of young people cheering the president at a conference instead of watching him on CNN. It was just so much more pleasant...