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  • COWS Investigates Twin Falls Child Rape [ Idaho ]

    06/30/2016 12:22:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Tony Shelton
    there is no peace in Twin Falls Idaho. The peace of our nation has been given over to a new way of life. In June of this year a horrific crime occurred. Or did it? It is hard to know for sure in a country where the government directs the media and controls free speech of its citizens. The members of the Coalition of Western States, (COWS) wanted to know the truth. The Coalition of Western States is a group of concerned legislators, local government representatives, sheriffs, attorneys, and concerned citizens dedicated to the restoration of the Sovereignty of the...
  • Biden says Sanders will endorse Clinton

    06/30/2016 6:54:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN)Bernie Sanders has assured Vice President Joe Biden that he'll eventually endorse his Democratic primary rival Hillary Clinton, Biden told an interviewer Thursday. But the Vermont senator quickly pushed back, saying, "We're not there quite yet."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 1 July 2016

    06/30/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 85 replies
    June 30, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet...
  • Obama has ‘discussed’ owning an NBA team post-White House

    06/30/2016 5:18:04 PM PDT · by bkopto · 126 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/23/2016 | Nunzio Ingrassia
    President Barack Obama's second term in office is almost complete, leaving many to wonder what he will do when he leaves office in January. It appears the 44th President might be taking his talents to the NBA. Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama, an unabashed sports fan, has "discussed" joining an ownership group for an NBA franchise. But Earnest also added that Obama would move forward only "under the right circumstances."
  • NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ODDS (100th edition)

    06/30/2016 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Odds Shark ^ | 6/29/16 | Joe Osborne
    **SNIP** The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest is the premier event in competitive eating and this is a landmark year. The 100th edition of the event will take place, as always, on July 4 and the spotlight will be on the biggest rivalry in the history of competitive eating. **SNIP** Not only is Stonie the top-ranked competitive eater in MLE, he’s also the youngest. At just 130 pounds, he currently holds 18 competitive eating records. In 2015, he notably consumed 241 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes, and a few months later he ate 25 Big Macs in...
  • RYAN CAVES: House speaker tells GOP he will allow vote on gun measure, source says

    06/30/2016 4:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Maxwell Tanin, Business Insider
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reversed course Thursday, saying that the House of Representatives will take up a major gun safety measure next week. According to a source on a GOP conference call, the speaker indicated that the House will indeed vote on a proposal that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns....
  • Gay YouTube Star Charged With Faking His Own Assault, Calling It a Hate Crime

    06/30/2016 2:30:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 30, 2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    On Tuesday, Calum McSwiggan — an openly gay YouTube star who's known for discussing LGBT issues in his videos — posted a disturbing photo to Instagram. It showed him in a hospital bed with a heart rate monitor connected to his finger and a bandage on his forehead. "Last night was one of the worst night [sic] of my life," the caption read, going on to describe an attack outside a gay club in Los Angeles. "The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen," he said. "With...
  • Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder Case

    06/30/2016 2:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 30, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and LIAM STACK
    A judge in Maryland has granted a retrial to Adnan Syed, whose conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend was the subject of the first season of the hit podcast “Serial,” Mr. Syed’s lawyer announced Thursday. C. Justin Brown, Mr. Syed’s lawyer, tweeted the news Thursday afternoon and confirmed by phone that the motion for a new trial was granted by Judge Martin Welch. The decision to grant Mr. Syed, 35, a retrial is a major victory for an inmate who has long maintained his innocence and has exhausted all other avenues of appeal. He was convicted of the...
  • The Great Eliminator: How Ronald Reagan Made Homelessness Permanent (Barf Alert)

    06/30/2016 12:28:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 | Chris Roberts
    At Christmastime 1982, fed-up religious leaders called a press conference. The Rev. Paul Moore, New York City's Episcopal bishop, was furious. Standing next to Methodist and Catholic bishops, a rabbi and a Muslim, Moore laid into the source of his ire: President Ronald Reagan. At the time, there were 36,000 homeless people on New York's streets, a scene repeated in cities across the country, including San Francisco. But this new wave of needy was different. Instead of the single men with drinking problems who'd populated the hotels and alleys of South of Market after World War II, there were factory...
  • US military lifts ban on transgenders serving openly

    06/30/2016 12:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2016
    The Pentagon on Thursday lifted its ban on transgender service members serving openly in the U.S. military effective immediately, as Defense Secretary Ash Carter cited a need for clearer guidelines and the ability to maximize the military's all-volunteer force. Senior military leaders had sought more time to fully develop and implement the complex new rules, arguing that the department was moving too fast, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The move ends one of the last bans on service in the military....
  • Second Case of Superbug in United States Found in New York Patient

    06/30/2016 12:12:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | John Raphael
    Scientists have discovered a mcr-1 "superbug" gene in a sample of E.coli bacteria from a New York patient, making it the second reported case of superbug infection in the United States.According to a report from Reuters, the discovery was made after the researchers analyzed 13,525 Escherichia coli and 7,481 Klebsiella pneumoniae strains from patients collected last year as part of the global effort called the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. These patients came from hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Europe and North America. Out of the thousands of analyzed strains, about 1.9 percent or 390 were resistant to colistin,...
  • Human Smugglers Hail Uber Drivers to Take Migrants to U.S.-Mexico Border

    06/30/2016 11:48:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2016
    Human traffickers, who are finding increasingly creative ways to shuttle Central American migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border, have begun to use the Uber ride-sharing service. On June 10, five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern Mexican states of Zacatecas and Coahuila, said Segismundo Doguin, a Coahuila state official at the National Migration Institute (INM). Four of the vehicles were linked to the Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] platform, Doguin said, but it was unclear whether the human smugglers had hailed the drivers using the Uber app.
  • Mobile gun safe for public events could be up and running by July (St. Louis)

    06/30/2016 7:29:46 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 27 replies
    KTVI St. Louis ^ | June 29, 2016 | Paul Schankman
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Gun owners headed for Busch Stadium may soon no longer have to leave their firearms in the car. Starting in mid-July, Paddy O`s Bar next to Busch Stadium is going to allow a specially outfitted armored truck to use its overflow back parking lot to provide lawful gun owners a place to lock up any firearms they want to carry with them between the parking lots and the stadium. It is an idea born of tragedy. Following the shooting of Chris Sanna last year as he was leaving a Cardinals game, Justin Hulsey, a National Guard...
  • DWI Driver Who Impaled Pedestrian and Drove Home Is Illegal Alien

    06/30/2016 7:14:40 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 38 replies
    The Conservative TreeHouse ^ | June 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Perhaps you’ve read or heard about the 29-year-old California driver, Stacey Sanchez, who was driving drunk, hit a pedestrian, and continued driving home with most of his body impaled in the front windshield. One of 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen’s severed legs was also sticking out the back window when Sanchez parked and went inside her home to sleep. If you read yesterday’s local media update to the horrific story, when Ms. Sanchez appeared in court, way down at the bottom of the article you’ll find this: […] Superior Court Judge James Mangione kept Sanchez’ bail at $1.5 million. She also...
  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Ontario is introducing gender-neutral driver's licences and health cards. Beginning in early 2017, drivers will be able to select X, instead of an M for male or F for female for their licences. And this month, the province started issuing health cards that no longer display information about a person's sex on the front of the card. People who want a new health card without the sex identifier before their regular renewal date can obtain one immediately through ServiceOntario at no cost. The Liberal government says it is making these changes "to ensure the fair, ethical and equitable treatment of...
  • Montreal robber scarred by acid during botched heist sentenced to 12 years

    06/30/2016 5:53:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | June 29, 2016 | Paul Cherry
    A man whose face was left permanently scarred after the tables were turned on him when he and an accomplice tried to rob a jewelry store in Park Extension has been sentenced to a 12-year prison term. Richardson François, 31, received the sentence Wednesday afternoon during a hearing at the Montreal courthouse. Quebec Court Judge Hélène Morin mentioned the fact that François ‎remains heavily scarred by the nitric acid that was tossed in his face in January 2013 while reading from her judgment. But she did not list it as a mitigating factor when she explained how she reached the...
  • Stacey Dash Slams, ‘Hillary Is A Criminal!’

    06/27/2016 7:48:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Radar ^ | Jun 27, 2016
    Hillary Clinton is “a very calculated criminal” who deserves to be in jail! That’s the latest explosive claim from actress turned over-the-top political commentator Stacey Dash. The Clueless actress appeared on the Fox News show Outnumbered this week, and was asked about Clinton’s ongoing email server investigation. “She’s a very calculated criminal and how could you want a criminal to run your country? There are so many smoking guns,” Dash said. “Why have they not indicted her? … Because the president doesn’t want them to indict her, that’s why.” Dash also called out “nefarious” Clinton donors, claiming they were the...
  • most-heavily-armed-states-in-america

    06/30/2016 4:41:51 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 51 replies
    cbsnews.com/ ^ | 6/30/2016 | CBS Evening News
    As America reels from yet another mass shooting, inevitable questions resurface about guns laws and the nation's pervasive firearm culture. Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census... ...it does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S.
  • Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

    06/29/2016 10:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 29 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Alvin Toffler, the far-seeing futurist who predicted humanity's rising anxiety with digital and technological progress in his hugely influential 1970 book "Future Shock," has died at the age of 87, his consulting company confirmed Wednesday. Toffler — who is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep up with exponentially expanding data — died Monday night at his home in Los Angeles, Toffler Associates said in a statement it released at the request of Toffler's widow, Heidi Toffler. No cause of death was given. Alvin Toffler during a talk at the Astrobiology Roadmap...
  • Mutilated body washes up on Rio beach that is Olympics beach volleyball venue

    06/29/2016 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Reuters via the Guardian ^ | 6/29/16 | Reuters
    Parts of a mutilated body have washed up on the sands of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro just meters from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics. The discovery is the latest to unnerve the city as it grapples with rising crime, a recession and exhausted state finances at a time when it hoped to be celebrating the first Olympics ever held in South America. It was unclear Wednesday afternoon what conditions may have led to the mutilated body but a policeman standing guard by a security perimeter confirmed its existence to Reuters.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 30 June 2016

    06/29/2016 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AIR AND SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER SPENDS DAY WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESCUE SQUADRONS Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, participates in an immersion flight with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue squadrons on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton 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. CLAM SHELL...
  • Obama goes on "rant" about Donald Trump's populism

    06/29/2016 4:22:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama went off on his own rant Wednesday at a trilateral press conference in which he disputed the idea that Donald Trump is a populist and that the presumptive GOP nominee instead promotes "nativism" or "xenophobia." After reporters asked a series of questions of Mr. Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Obama decided he had something else to say in Ottawa -- he addressed the common theme of populism raised during the event. "I'm not prepared to concede the notion that some of the rhetoric that's been popping up is populist," Mr....
  • French President: Trump as president would be 'dangerous'

    06/29/2016 3:40:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    If Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is elected president it would be “dangerous” and "complicate" relations between Europe and the United States, French President Francois Hollande warned on Wednesday, according to AFP. "Those who say that Donald Trump could not possibly become the next president of the United States are the same ones who thought that Brexit would never be voted in," the French president said, referring to last week`s British referendum which backed withdrawal from the European Union. Trump was running on the kind of slogans peddled by the extreme right in France and elsewhere in Europe, said Hollande...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 31 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • 1,165 Arab citizens murdered since 2000

    06/29/2016 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/16 | Hezki Baruch
    The Knesset Interior Committee headed by MK Dudu Amsalem held a wide-ranging discussion about violence among the Arab population. "There have been 13 murders in a single place in Beit Jann. The police are powerless to prevent it or do find the guilty parties," according to Bayan Qabalan, Head of the Beit Jann Local Council. "13 murders with nobody held to account. This intolerable situation will ultimately turn on you. If nothing is done you will suffer as we do." Beit Jann is a Druze village in northern Israel. The discussion was held at the request of MKs Osama Saadi,...
  • Hillary scrutinized for arms sales at State [5/26/15]

    06/29/2016 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT | By Tim Devaney
    By Tim Devaney - 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT The State Department under Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump breaks from McConnell: Clinton 'not capable' Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' Warren to J.K. Rowling: Can I teach magic? MORE authorized arms sales to countries that had donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report.State approved $165 billion worth of weapons sales to 20 foreign governments during Clinton's tenure, the International Business Times reports. Among the countries involved in the sales were Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Clinton...
  • "Heterosexual Pride Day" Has Social Media On Fire Trying to Figure Out Its Purpose

    06/29/2016 10:32:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    While cities and states across America have been celebrating Gay Pride month throughout June, some members of the heterosexual community are celebrating their own day that many people didn’t even know about. June 29th is being celebrated by some straight males and females as “Heterosexual Pride Day”. It has included marches and other events by those who say they want “equality” when it comes to sexuality and holidays. As can be imagined, the trending hashtag on social media has been met with quite the backlash from those who say that the point of Gay Pride Month is to remember the...
  • Wife Charged with Murder, Parrot Possible Star Witness

    06/29/2016 10:16:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 28 2016 | Rachel Trost
    It's a case that could come down to what the bird heard, as a Michigan prosecutor decides if a parrot can be used as some type of witness in a murder case. Family members believe an African grey parrot named "Bud" may have witnessed the fatal shooting of his owner. Martin Duram, 45, was shot and killed in his Michigan home in May 2015 in what police first thought was a double homicide. Duram's wife, Glenna, had also been shot, in the head, but police realized an hour later she was still alive. But last week, Glenna was charged with...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • This Happened: Matthews Asks Why Does Terrorism ‘Always Seem to Involve Bombing?’

    06/29/2016 7:46:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 29 Jun 2016 | Curtis Houck
    All three cable networks dedicated droves of airtime Tuesday evening to the Istanbul terrorist attack and on two occasions, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered “how much brains does it take” for someone to become a suicide bomber and why do terror attacks “always seem to involve bombing” instead of something else. Matthews was speaking to an assembled panel of terrorism experts about five minutes into the program when he cited recent terror attacks ranging from French train in August 2015 to Tuesday’s bombings in Istanbul and appropriately wondered if it means there’s a pattern to the string of Islamic...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Disinformation

    06/29/2016 4:19:51 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Political Disinformation The House Benghazi report makes it completely clear that no one peddling the “spontaneous video protest” theory of the attack ever believed it, not for a single hour. It was a piece of deliberate disinformation concocted in Washington for political purposes, as critics of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have long maintained. As Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports, the video story was “crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees and reflected neither eyewitness nor real-time reports from the Americans...
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representatives—but in the end, he just didn’t have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaign—one with heavy ethnic overtones—the Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Surprise! Most Corrupt Bankster in U.S. Endorses Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by all the best · 16 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    It’s hard to imagine a better endorsement of Donald Trump’s economic policies – whatever they may be, whenever he finds the time to explain them – than the recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton by former Goldman Sachs CEO and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. As the man in charge of the biggest explosion of corporate welfare in world history – the “TARP” bailouts, he defined himself as a sworn enemy of capitalism and a socialist when it comes to the capital markets. Socializing billions of dollars in investment bank, insurance company, and automobile industry losses with taxpayer dollars qualifies Paulson...
  • California Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    06/28/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/28 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast. The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker. It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and...
  • Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Files Appeals Against Extradition

    06/28/2016 6:31:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman faces drug trafficking and other charges from seven U.S. federal prosecutorsLawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have filed two appeals against his extradition to the United States. The appeals argue the statute of limitations has run out on some crimes Guzman is accused of committing in the U.S., lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the defense also argues that the allegations against Guzman are based on hearsay, not direct evidence. The appeals were filed late Monday in courts in Mexico City, Rodriguez said Tuesday. He predicted it could take as long as...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Color Fireworks Are You Quiz - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    06/28/2016 5:59:52 PM PDT · by LUV W · 96 replies
    The greatest military and veterans in the world....and their families, too! | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
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  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

    06/28/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat — a position he's held for nearly a half-century — but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs — Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...
  • San Francisco Deputy's Missing Gun Found During Murder Investigation

    06/28/2016 12:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/28/2016 | Thomas Peele and Nate Gartrell
    A San Francisco sheriff's deputy's missing handgun turned up in a homicide investigation in Solano County last year, the latest discovery of what happened to one of hundreds of lost or stolen law enforcement weapons uncovered by a Bay Area News Group investigation published Sunday. Former Deputy Armando Gonzalez apparently didn't report his duty weapon missing for nearly two years until after Fairfield police detectives called him last year to say his gun had turned up in a search connected to the killing of a local teen. Only then did he report to his superiors that his wife took the...
  • Threat Group-4127 Targets Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign

    06/28/2016 10:14:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Secure Works ^ | June 16, 2016 | SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence
    SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers track the activities of Threat Group-4127[1] (TG-4127), which targets governments, military, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Components of TG-4127 operations have been reported under the names APT28, Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm. CTU™ researchers assess with moderate confidence that the group is operating from the Russian Federation and is gathering intelligence on behalf of the Russian government.[snip] The Hillary for America presidential campaign owns the hillaryclinton.com domain, which is used for the campaign website (www.hillaryclinton.com) and for email addresses used by campaign staff. An examination of the hillaryclinton.com DNS records shows that the domain's...
  • Netanyahu urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

    06/28/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/16
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to work towards freeing Israeli citizens held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. .....
  • Britain's African migrants who backed Brexit

    06/28/2016 1:06:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 hours ago | bbc.com
    Better the devil you know, the pro-Brexit Africans said, arguing that the rest of Europe is notorious for its absence of colour in public office and cultural life - despite the many stars of African origin currently featuring in France's European football bonanza - and its marginalisation of generations of African migrants in forgotten high-rise estates. In any case, their argument went, the expansion of the EU had drastically reduced the job chances of Africans from the Commonwealth and beyond. Employers did not worry about visas for EU citizens, and a huge pool of labour with freedom of movement had...
  • “It Shattered It Pretty Good,” Woman Claims Congressman’s Campaign Sign Damaged Her Car

    06/27/2016 11:03:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    kfor ^ | JUNE 27, 2016 | LACEY LETT
    An Oklahoma woman is furious after she said a campaign sign damaged her vehicle. "As you can see, it shattered it pretty good," said Dawn Byram. Byram was driving back from a friend’s house near 164th and Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday afternoon when something came flying toward her SUV. "I guess the wind has picked up a little bit and, all of a sudden, the Steve Russell sign is coming right at me and hit my windshield," she said. The damage is going to cost her about $250, which is lower than her insurance deductible, meaning she has pay for...
  • Visiting America? US Border Agents Want Your Twitter, Facebook URLs

    06/27/2016 9:34:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | Iain Thomson
    It'll be optional – for now. Next: your browser historyThe US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency wants to collect links to social network accounts of people visiting the Land of the FreeTM. Under new proposals, each traveler filling out an I-94 travel form or applying for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) visa will be asked for "information associated with your online presence/social media identifier." In other words, you'll be asked to hand over your Twitter and Instagram handles, Facebook and LinkedIn URLs, and so on, so you can be watched. "It will be an optional data field...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received Ł50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • Stacey Dash: 2016 Election Will ‘Get Very Ugly’; Obama ‘Divided Us More Than I’ve Ever Seen

    06/07/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News Daily ^ | 7 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    If you don’t fight, you’re gonna die, and so I had to be a fighter. I chose to be a fighter. I was not going to be a victim of my circumstances,” she declared. It’s an attitude Dash carries to this day, armored against Hollywood’s liberal culture by the thick skin she grew in the Bronx and sustained by her faith. “I’ve had to plant my feet on the ground and stand strong. I’ve had to stand for what I believe in and not let anybody take that away from me,” she said. “I have to know that what I’m...
  • After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY!

    06/27/2016 6:08:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 108 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Wayne Dupree
    After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY! The United Nations’ main purpose these days is working on climate change, global warming and taxing the United States. When they can make it rain in Ethiopia, then perhaps we can take them seriously. They have become a useless organization to which they were originally chartered for, and America needs to stop being its purse! Former VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is correct! The UN is made up of dictators, despots, murderers and rapists and we are paying them. Dump the fools in the middle of...
  • Why Khamenei wants the next Supreme Leader to be ‘revolutionary’

    06/27/2016 5:51:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 24 June 2016
    Why Khamenei wants the next Supreme Leader to be ‘revolutionary’ Friday, 24 June 2016 Surprisingly, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has begun raising the issue of Iran’s next supreme leader in some of his speeches. /snip In a recent meeting, the 76-year-old Ayatollah met with some members of the Assembly of Experts, and pointed out that “a supreme leader has to be a revolutionary” and he advised that members not to “be bashful” in selecting the next supreme leader. Iran’s constitution grants the Supreme Leader with the highest authority in the country. The Supreme Leader is the single most...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois ~ 28 JUNE 2016

    06/27/2016 5:49:56 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisScott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It is part of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), and is also the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Command, a Unified Combatant Command that coordinates transportation across all the services.The base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing (375 AMW) and is also...