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  • Schumer: Investigate stretch limo industry; update regulations

    10/21/2018 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/14/18 | Vincent Barone
    **SNIP** “One of the problems is there are gaping, glaring loopholes in regulating stretch limousines. And, for sure, for every inch a limousine stretches … they get considerably more dangerous,” the Democratic Senate minority leader said during a news conference in his Manhattan office. “They are neither classified as trucks or as cars, and while limousines themselves are glutting, when they are stretched … there is no regulation at all.” **SNIP** “What I’m asking is that the NTSB investigate every stretch limo crash that we’ve had in this country,” Schumer said. “There have been a bunch. There’s now enough information...
  • Mississippi Democrat (Mike Espy) says he'd be 'senator for everybody'

    10/21/2018 4:51:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/18
    **SNIP** As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state's population. But he can't win without some white support in a conservative Southern state where voting patterns tend to break along racial lines. While most black votes go to Democrats, the white majority leans Republican. Even as prominent African-American politicians, including U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, have traveled to Mississippi to endorse him, the 64-year-old Espy says he is reaching out to all audiences with a unifying message. "I don't care about race or religion or gender or party...
  • Walmart Just Filed for a Weird Patent. Shopping Carts May Never Be the Same

    10/21/2018 12:47:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 45 replies
    Inc ^ | 21OCT18 | Betsy Mikel
    Walmart has plenty of haters. But for many consumers, Walmart's prices just can't be beat. You can't afford to be choosy when you're on a tight budget. If price is not so much of a concern for you, what if you discovered that Walmart wants your personal data? And not just data about your shopping behavior, which we already give hand over fist to Amazon in the name of fast shipping. Walmart is interested in what's going on in your body while you shop. The company wants to collect this data is a particularly creepy way: through the handles of...
  • Commentary: How long should US troops stay in Korea?

    10/20/2018 11:15:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | October 20, 2018 | Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
    Ongoing talks with North Korea have raised the possibility of a future with far less tension on the Korean Peninsula – even, possibly, a declaration of the end of the Korean War. But that should not change the long-standing military relationship that cements the U.S.-South Korea relationship, a delegation of South Korean officials who visited Washington earlier this month argued. “Even after reunification of the Korean Peninsula takes place I believe there will be a need for the continued presence of U.S. forces in Korea, because we also have to concern ourselves with Russia and China,” said Hoon Sul, a...
  • Charlie Wilkins, Portland pro skateboarder, mistaken for Antifa protester in viral video

    10/20/2018 8:26:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 10-20-18
    Portland professional skateboarder Charlie Wilkins faced violent threats on social media Thursday after video of an Oct. 13 protest went viral that showed an Antifa protester yelling at a woman. "Your husband, should probably ... rot in the grave," the man rants at the woman, who claimed to be a 9/11 widow. The man in the video resembles Wilkins, but the skateboarder insists it's not him. He and his wife Victoria say they avoid protests and were at a pumpkin patch that day. "I just think he's horrible to say that to anybody," Wilkins told KGW, referring to the protester...
  • Roma woman arrested on voter fraud charges for second time this month

    10/20/2018 6:35:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Berenice Garcia
    A woman arrested on voter fraud charges just two weeks ago was arrested again Friday afternoon on new charges. Modesta Vela, 60, was arrested Friday afternoon at the nonprofit food pantry in Roma, confirmed Brenda Lee, spokesperson for the Starr County Special Crimes Unit. SCU investigators served Vela with four arrest warrants related to voter fraud, Lee said, which 229th District Attorney Omar Escobar clarified were for charges of tampering with a government record. Escobar said those records, in this case, referred to voter registration applications. A bond of $15,000 was set for each count. The arrest was a result...
  • Mastrangelo: ‘Not in Vein’ Opioids Documentary Exposes the Need for Strong Border Security

    10/20/2018 5:36:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | Alana Mastrangelo
    The 44-minute documentary, Not in Vein, which begins on Arizona’s “super-highway for drug smuggling,” is narrated by investigator Sara Carter, who travels from the U.S.-Mexican border all the way to Ohio to learn about the harsh realities surrounding the opioid crisis that has been plaguing the U.S. for decades...Robert Arce, Breitbart Border And Cartel Chronicles Team reporter, has worked for both federal and local law enforcement, and spent three years in Mexico dealing with the international narcotics trade...“More than 72,000 people died last year from overdoses,” Carter told Breitbart News,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYER ~ 21 October 2018

    10/20/2018 5:04:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PRAYER Dear Lord, As we offer You thanks and praise, we realize how important it is to stay prepared for all the surprises in life. Daily, so many things catch us off guard, though they seem to happen over and over again. Would life be easier if we could begin the day with, "This is a drill. This is a drill"? Would we be any more prepared if there were drills for the many personal challenges we respond to daily? Besides a "general quarters" for missile hits, we'd prepare to take hits for all the mistakes...
  • North Carolina Early Voting Trend

    10/20/2018 4:40:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 20, 2018 | Phil Kerpen
    NC 2018 257,325 ballots cast 111,325 Democrats (43.3%) 78,554 Republicans (30.5%) 66,873 Unafilliated (26.0%) NC 2016 321,666 ballots cast 162,494 Democrats (50.5%) 82,803 Republicans (25.7%) 75,674 Unaffiliated (23.5%)
  • Complaint Filed Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

    10/20/2018 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2018 | CILLIAN ZEAL
    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Friday it had filed a complaint against lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, arguing that they hadn’t kept their client properly informed about her options for testifying. The complaint was filed “to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh,” the group...
  • Remains of 63 Fetuses and Infants Found at Second Detroit Funeral Home

    10/20/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/20/18 | Jacey Fortin
    The remains of 63 infants or fetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. The discovery came amid an expanding investigation, one week after authorities found the decomposed remains of 11 infants or fetuses at another — apparently unrelated — funeral home in Detroit. The discoveries have raised concerns about the handling and disposal of human remains by the city’s funeral homes, especially in cases of stillbirth. On Friday, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs found “heinous conditions and negligent conduct” at the Perry Funeral Home. State authorities said on...
  • MT: Butte County Republican Early Ballots Surging

    10/20/2018 1:31:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | Oct 20, 2018 | Butte County Republicans
    Keep those absentee ballots coming in folks. Republicans are SURGING in support for our congressman. No SF values in the Nort State. (Graph at the link)
  • Steve Chabot vs. Aftab Pureval: Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting/absentee ballots

    10/19/2018 8:12:48 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Cincinnati.com ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Scott Wartman
    Republican voters in Ohio's hotly contested 1st Congressional District have gotten a head start. The race for the district that covers parts of Hamilton County and all of Warren County has received national attention as key for control of Congress. But if there's going to be a so-called "blue wave" of Democratic support, the early voting numbers don't show it yet. The race pits Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood against Democrat Aftab Pureval. Based on ballots issued by the end of the first week of early voting, signs look favorable for Chabot. The number of Republican absentee ballots issued in the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run

    10/19/2018 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/18 | Gregg Re
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, worked as an organizer for Sanders' failed presidential campaign in 2016 before winning in a surprise upset over longtime establishment Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the state's 14th Congressional District primary in May. "She’ll see what the field looks like," Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said in an interview with Politico. "She’s focused on 2018, [Bernie’s] focused on 2018. We’re all focused on 2018."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: A through T ~ 20 October 2018

    10/19/2018 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 181 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ A through T ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV...
  • Trump voters in this Florida bellwether say don’t bet on ‘blue wave’

    10/19/2018 6:00:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jun 14, 2018 | Adam Smith and Langston Taylor
    NEW PORT RICHEY — The key to Donald Trump's success and whether Democrats can regain relevancy in governing Florida is tucked behind the shade-free sea of asphalt and strip malls stretching 20 miles along U.S. 19. In bucolic-sounding subdivisions like Jasmine Lakes, Beacon Woods, and Seven Springs live the voters essential to putting Barack Obama and Trump in the White House. The answers to questions about whether Republicans will lose the governor's mansion after 20 years or whether Rick Scott will win the U.S. Senate reside here. This working class area of West Pasco County is ground zero for Florida's...
  • Donald Trump rally scheduled for NRG Arena has been moved to the Toyota Center (Houston)

    10/19/2018 3:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | Craig Hlavaty
    Originally scheduled to be held at the NRG Arena on the NRG Park grounds, President Donald J. Trump's planned Oct. 22 rally for Senator Ted Cruz has been moved to the larger Toyota Center in downtown Houston. Trump had taken some heat from critics for previously promising that the event would be held at the "biggest stadium in Texas we can find" and instead settled for a smallish arena with a capacity of 8,000. The Toyota Center, first opened in October 2003, has a listed capacity of up to 19,000 for concerts and 18,300 for basketball. One of President Trump's...
  • Space Force to be the Topic of Next National Space Council Meeting

    10/19/2018 1:58:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    Space.com ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer
    WASHINGTON — The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23. Vice President Mike Pence, in an Oct. 12 tweet, said that the interagency group will discuss "progress made and next steps" on the formation of a Space Force, a plan formally announced by President Trump  at the council's last meeting in June. The president "has rightly called for the creation of a 6th branch of the Armed Forces to advance US dominance in space," Pence wrote. "#SpaceForce is...
  • War on Red State Values: Claire McCaskill Coming After Gun Shows, Semiautomatic Rifles

    10/19/2018 1:56:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 19, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) staff already admitted she is open to a semiautomatic rifle ban, and on Thursday night, McCaskill made clear that she, too, is coming after gun shows. She also called for other gun controls and maligned the NRA for standing against infringement of Second Amendment rights.
  • Midterm Elections: What’s at Stake in the House?

    10/19/2018 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies
    Schwab: Washington Watch ^ | 18 October 2018 | Michael Townsend
    The policy analysis provided by the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party. With the midterm elections now less than three weeks away, it’s time to look at the battle for control of the House of Representatives. Republicans currently hold a 236-193 majority, with a half-dozen seats vacant. Will they hold on? Or will Democrats seize control for the first time since 2011? Republicans go into the contest with a few disadvantages. First, history isn’t on their side. In 35 of the last 38 midterm elections, the...