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  • Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    10/17/2019 10:06:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2019 | Maegan Vazquez
    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a White House press briefing that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, from June 10-12. "We used the same set of criteria that previous administrations have used," Mulvaney said. He said Doral was "far and away the best physical facility for this meeting." President Donald Trump is sure to receive criticism and will face questions about whether he stands to profit financially from the large summit. Trump has received such criticism in the past for hosting foreign leaders, including China's President Xi Jinping,...
  • Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from top of Tube (UK)

    10/17/2019 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    SkyNews ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Alix Culbertson
    Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted services across London. At Canning Town station in east London dozens of commuters were seen pulling two campaigners, dressed in jacket and tie, from the top of a Jubilee Line Tube train after they unfurled a banner saying, "Business as usual = death". The pair used a ladder to climb onto the roof, prompting an immediate reaction from commuters, including one who threw his sandwich at them. A drink was also hurled at one of them. One Tube user reportedly shouted: "I need to...
  • U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at 68

    10/17/2019 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 104 replies
    WUSA9 ^ | (5:02 AM) Updated: 1:04 PM EDT October 17, 2019 | Khalida Volou
    Just announced. He was 68.
  • Democrats hate Tulsi Gabbard because she reminds them what they used to stand for

    10/16/2019 9:51:17 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/2019 | Jack Hunter
    "I think it is important for us to send a signal that we are not hellbent on regime change,” presidential candidate Barack Obama said in 2007. He was talking about Iran but citing former President George W. Bush’s disastrous precedent of ousting Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Obama defined his candidacy in opposition to that 2003 regime change war and eventually became president. Times have changed. Most Democrats in Tuesday night’s CNN/New York Times presidential debate blasted President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria and said they believe his decision endangers the Kurds. But only one candidate said...
  • DOJ Obtained Cellphones of Central Figure at Origin of Russia Probe

    10/16/2019 6:37:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | Petr Svab
    Michael Flynn's legal counsel says phones that belonged to Joseph Mifsud likely contain exculpatory evidence The Department of Justice (DOJ) has obtained two phones of Joseph Mifsud, one of the central figures of the 2016 Russia investigation, and the lawyer of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has requested them, saying they likely contain exculpatory evidence. The phones, two BlackBerry models, “only recently” came into the government’s possession, said Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, a former prosecutor, in an Oct. 15 court filing (pdf). Data and metadata on the phones “is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn,” she said....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 17 October 2019

    10/16/2019 6:00:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ WASH AWAY Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Nevills washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2016. Nevills is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, whose members dug eight trenches to house eight footers for placing four relocatable buildings. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman 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. TIMEOUT TAP Marine Corps...
  • Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash

    10/15/2019 6:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. ... Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner? .. previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry's former chief of staff. That's handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine...
  • Democrat calls on Google to stop funding climate crisis deniers (only 11.26 years left)

    10/16/2019 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Guardian via Yahoo ^ | 10/16/19 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    A Democratic lawmaker has called on Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop investing in organizations that deny the existence of the climate crisis, saying it was hard to overstate how detrimental the impact of such groups had been on the US climate debate. Kathy Castor’s letter to Pichai followed a report in the Guardian last week that revealed Google had made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington, despite the internet giant’s insistence it supports political action to combat the crisis. **SNIP** “It is hard to overstate the detrimental impact groups like CEI have had...
  • 'Reagan' tops Google search during Dem debate for atheist group ad: 'Not afraid of burning in hell'

    10/16/2019 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/19 | Caleb Parke
    Ron Reagan was not on stage Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential primary debate, but his provocative plug for a prominent atheist group earned him the top spot on Google after he declared himself a "lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell." Reagan, the 61-year-old son of the late President Ronald Reagan, made the pitch for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a group that targets religion in public schools and government across the nation. “Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist,” he said in the 30-second spot, "and I'm alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular...
  • Democratic debate question about Ellen sparks outrage (no climate, immigration questions)

    10/16/2019 3:08:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/19 | Gerren Keith Gaynor
    A question about Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush’s friendship drew the ire of Democratic presidential candidates and viewers alike following Tuesday night’s debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. After the three-hour televised event, viewers and some Democratic hopefuls slammed debate moderator Anderson Cooper’s final question of the evening, which did not focus on what many thought could have been more important issues, like climate change. “Last week, Ellen DeGeneres was criticized after she and former President George W. Bush were seen laughing together at a football game. Ellen defended their friendship, saying, ‘We’re all...
  • The Most Disturbing Thing about Joe Biden (April 5, 2019)

    10/16/2019 2:16:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | April 5, 2019 | Jack Fowler
    In the #MeTooMaybe hoopla over the former vice president’s hair-sniffing and hand-slipping and personal space-invading, much cataloguing of Joe Biden’s peccadillos has emerged — for example, in Jonah Goldberg’s new column. It’s a handy summary. But missed in these lists is a deeply troubling — I guess the right word is “lie.” It is one that Biden contrived — or at least perpetuated — over a deeply painful event: the death of his first wife and daughter. The lie hides in plain sight, amongst all the other oddball anecdotes (like his vowing to use his rosary beads as a choking...
  • GOP candidate files ethics complaint against Adam Schiff - accepted 'compromising material'

    10/16/2019 2:08:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/19 | Madison Dibble
    Adam Schiff’s 2020 challenger filed an ethics complaint against the California congressman for his willingness to accept dirt on President Trump in an international prank call. Schiff’s Republican challenger, Jon Hollis, filed the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics, citing his competitor's willingness to accept “compromising material” against the president from international agents as the basis of the complaint. At the time, Schiff believed he was speaking to a Ukrainian politician, but the call ended up being a bogus prank, which was recorded and posted online. In the call, Schiff discussed obtaining nude photographs of Trump from the foreign...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [50% approval.]

    10/16/2019 2:01:55 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 16, 2019 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
  • Obama calls on Canada to reelect Trudeau

    10/16/2019 11:54:37 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 67 replies
    THe Hill ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | John Bowden
    Former President Obama called on Canadian voters to reelect the country's embattled prime minister, Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday as Trudeau faces a tough reelection battle marred by racial controversies. In a tweet, the former president harkened back to his time in the White House, commenting that Trudeau was a "hard-working, effective leader" who had led on issues such as climate change.
  • Clinton Foundation-Linked Fraudsters Arrested: Shady Duo Poised To RAT Out Bill & Hillary

    10/16/2019 11:16:11 AM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 10/15/2019 | ADMIN
    Two of the Clinton Foundation’s shady international partners have been arrested for fraud. And experts and law enforcement officials in the United States say this spells potential big trouble for Bill & Hillary Clinton and their own shady ‘charity’ known as the Clinton Foundation. Authorities in India have arrested businessmen brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh in an alleged fraud case — one of many linked to this duo. The Singh brothers are former promoters of Fortis Healthcare and Ranbaxy Laboratories and are no newcomers to sweeping allegations of fraud. It is believed untold millions of dollars in kickbacks were...
  • Woman charged with plot to plant bombs in central London

    10/16/2019 10:37:09 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16 October 2019
    A woman has been charged with terrorism offences after allegedly scoping out St Paul's Cathedral for a place to plant a bomb, police have said. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, from Hayes, Middlesex, was charged on Wednesday following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The International Spy Quiz - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    10/15/2019 6:04:34 PM PDT · by LUV W · 90 replies
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  • Climate change researchers recommend banning frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions

    10/15/2019 4:47:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/19 | Alexandra Ma
    A report commissioned by the UK government's official environmental advisers is calling to ban frequent flyer reward schemes to discourage people from traveling by air. **SNIP** The report has also proposed an "air miles levy" to target frequent flyers while protecting those who don't travel as much or travel shorter distances. By placing the levies on frequent flyers, rather than a flat fuel tax, those who don't fly as often would in theory not be disproportionately affected. "Aviation has so far enjoyed generous tax treatment despite a large proportion of flights being taken by a small, wealthy segment of the...
  • The Clown Show live thread...Democrats Debate

    10/15/2019 4:36:29 PM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 518 replies
    cnn
    Welcome to tonight`s CLOWN SHOW OF THE LEFT...if you dare! Drinking words...FREE, DEMOCRACY, IMPEACHMENT ( I'M DRINKING CLUB SODA )
  • Nancy Pelosi planning announcement Tuesday on whether House will vote on impeachment inquiry

    10/15/2019 3:51:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    TMJ4 ^ | 10/15/19
    Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will make public Tuesday evening her party's plans on whether the House will take a formal vote to authorize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that she announced last month. When asked at a news conference Tuesday if she will hold a full House floor vote on authorizing the inquiry -- as Republicans have called on her to do -- Pelosi told reporters, "I'll be talking about that later today after I meet with my colleagues."