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  • More than 300 North Carolina notaries were illegal residents, records show

    03/29/2017 6:26:28 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2017 | More than 300 North Carolina notaries were illegal residents, records show
    A state representative is demanding the resignation of North Carolina's secretary of state after reviewing documents that show 320 people with no legal residency status were given notary positions for nearly a decade. Rep. Christopher Millis voiced his concerns in an interview with Fox News over details found within documents provided by North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s office. Marshall told Fox News the Dept. of Homeland Security approved the notary authorizations. “We found over 320 nonpermanent residents that her office commissioned as notaries. Including one that was slated for final deportation,” Millis said. “It’s very concerning not just...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 30 March 2017

    03/29/2017 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 16 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ LITTLE RANGER Liam Howard, 5, learns how to aim a machine gun during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s open house at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, May 7, 2016. During the event, members of the public could view equipment and weapons, and learn how Rangers train. Demonstrations included hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump and snake show. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. 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....
  • Police: Man tased after striking officer, yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ in Goodwill scuffle

    03/29/2017 5:24:14 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    WishTV.com ^ | March 28, 2017, 3:52 pm Updated: March 28, 2017, 11:35 pm | Staff Reports
    MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — One man is facing charges after he struck an officer for attempting to restrain him following a commotion in Muncie. It happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday inside a Goodwill store when officers were responding to a call for a fight. Upon arrival, officials found 24-year-old Khalid Bilal confronting store employees. According to reports, Bilal then went on to break an officer’s hand after an attempt to place Bilal into custody. Bilal was later tased after charging another officer that arrived on scene. After the tasing, the officer was eventually able to corral Bilal into handcuffs....
  • This IHOP Waiter Helps A Woman With A Disability Eat Breakfast And People Are Beyond Touched

    03/29/2017 3:10:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 28, 2017, at 11:18 p.m. | Brianna Sacks
    Joe Thomas has had the same Saturday breakfast routine for about the last five years. After checking on his customers at an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois, the 43-year-old server slides next to an elderly couple he calls Dale and Ma and helps them eat breakfast. Ma has Huntington's disease, a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, Thomas said, and has trouble with utensils. Dale used to feed his wife before eating, letting his own breakfast — two eggs, sausages, and pancakes with butter and a single egg on top — go cold....
  • Stolen gun falls from inmate's body cavity during search at north Alabama jail

    03/29/2017 2:06:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 69 replies
    AL.com ^ | March 28, 2017 at 1:05 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 7:50 AM | Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com
    Jesse Roberts (Limestone County Sheriff's Office) It's not yet clear whether the owner wants it back, but Limestone County authorities recovered a stolen gun when it fell from an inmate's body cavity during a search at the jail. Jesse O'Neal Roberts, 23, of Elkmont, was being booked into the Limestone County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication when the weapon fell from his body, said sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young.
  • Dem Rep Gutierrez: ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Are Actually ‘Fourth Amendment Cities’

    03/29/2017 2:02:12 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) argued, “they call them sanctuary cities, what I would say…they’re Fourth Amendment cities.”
  • Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash

    03/29/2017 1:54:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    NCB Connecticut ^ | 3/28/2017
    Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash A plane crash in East Hartford was the result of a flight student refusing to give up controls to his instructor, while apparently doing everything "backwards", a police report revealed. East Hartford police Lt. Josh Litwin said in October that investigators had concluded the crash was "an intentional act," but noted that they hadn't been able to determine a motive. New documents from witness accounts reveal that Arian Prevella, a flight instructor and the owner of American Flight Academy in Hartford, struggled with flying student, Feras Freitekh. On...
  • Poll: Paul Ryan’s Support Slides after Ryancare Crash

    03/29/2017 1:06:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s poll rating have slid nationwide after many GOP members rejected his draft Ryancare law. Ryan has a nationwide “favorable” rating of just 39 percent, down from the post-election peak of 46 percent in December, according to a new poll by Rassmussen Reports. The 39 percent support includes 11 percent who view Ryan “very favorably.” Among GOP supporters, Ryan’s popularity now stands at 65 percent favorable and 26 percent unfavorable, down from his December 2016 rating of 73 percent favorable and 21 percent unfavorable.
  • Kim Jong-Un ‘wants to launch NUKE to celebrate dead grandfather's birthday’

    03/29/2017 12:26:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    NORTH Korea’s dumpy despot Kim Jong-un is expected to test his newest nuclear weapon to celebrate his dead grandfather’s birthday.The tubby tyrant is thought to have planned the launch of a nuclear device for April 15, in honour of his forebear Kim il-Sung, who founded North Korea in 1948. Kim Il-Sung, also known as the Eternal President of the Republic, died 23 years ago before handing the Hermit Kingdom over to his son Kim Jong-il. And activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea has caused concerns among observers that the rotund ruler may be looking to celebrate...
  • Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class

    03/29/2017 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Gabrielle Russon
    A Rollins College student who has accused his Muslim professor of religious discrimination has been clashing with his teacher since the semester started, court records show. Areej Zufari, the professor, was so concerned about the behavior of Marshall Polston, 20, that she filed a “protection against stalking” request against him on Friday in Orange Circuit Court. Rollins has temporarily suspended Polston from school. The injunction request includes a long email that Polston, a Christian, sent to the professor after he received a failing grade on an essay in the Middle Eastern humanities class. “Quite frankly the grade you assigned to...
  • Arab States Jump on Brexit OPPORTUNITY: 'We'll Invest £5BN in Britain After it Leaves EU'

    03/29/2017 10:25:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    QATAR is set to invest £5billion in Britain after it leaves the European Union, the country confirmed today.Qatar is one of the most high-profile investors in London, owning landmarks such as the Shard, Harrods and the Olympic Village, as well as luxury hotels. It has also sought to diversify its UK investments beyond real estate, including buying stakes in retailer J Sainsbury Plc and Heathrow airport. The Middle Eastern state said it had committed £5billion of new money to invest in transport, property and digital technology. "I am still looking, even after Brexit there will be opportunities QIA can really...
  • President Trump Signs Vietnam War Veterans Day Act; Honor Nam Vets By Flying Flag

    03/29/2017 9:39:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/17 | Taylor
    President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week. The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans...
  • Activists Rally Outside of Home Where Man Was Shot by ICE Agent

    03/29/2017 8:24:08 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | Mitchell Armentrout
    Two guns were found at the Belmont Cragin home of a man who was shot by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent early Monday on the Northwest Side, authorities said. The allegation surfaced as immigration activists rallied Tuesday outside the home in the 6100 block of West Grand to decry the growing fear in Chicago’s Latino community as a result of the raid and its target, which remains unclear. A law enforcement source said Tuesday that federal agents recovered the gun that they say the 53-year-old pointed at them as they tried to serve an arrest warrant for his...
  • Sean Spicer Comments Show Priebus Is In Trouble

    03/29/2017 8:18:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/28/17 | George Rasley
    The establishment media would like Americans to believe that after the implosion of the Ryancare bill there is an unbridgeable rift between conservatives and President Trump, but the facts are quite the opposite. In our article “The Deal Breaker In #Ryancare” we reminded President Trump that in his book The Art of the Deal he offered the following advice about negotiation, “What you should never do is pay too much, even if that means walking away…”. Priebus RyanYesterday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at his daily briefing, President Trump sensed that he was going to end up with...
  • Gowdy Stands Up For Nunes: I Don’t Care If Info Came From White House Or Waffle House If It's True

    03/29/2017 6:29:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Leah Barkoukis
    Rep. Trey Gowdy stood by his colleague, Chairman Devin Nunes, even after Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have demanded his resignation due to uncertainty over whether he can continue to serve as an impartial arbiter. Speaking to Fox News’s Martha McCallum, Gowdy said Nunes hasn’t done anything wrong in his efforts to investigate allegations that the previous administration spied on the Trump campaign. “I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” Gowdy said. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman ought to do. When you have a source that has...
  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 67 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • Bundy Ranch-Ryan Bundy talking about conditions of the jail 3/24/2017 (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    03/29/2017 4:02:34 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/26/2017 | Ryan Bundy/J Grady
    (Ryan Bundy)(at :37) "......As an innocent man in the legal system I am to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. The only purpose for detention is to insure I will arrive in court on time and in the right place, that's the only reason. And yet, here I'm being held and have been held for 15 months or so simply to make sure I get to court. And in the meantime they want to impose all types of restrictions upon me that prevent me from preparing for my defense, prevent me from seeing and living with my family...that violate my...
  • Scottish Parliament votes for independence referendum

    03/28/2017 11:24:17 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/28/17 | Denis Staunton
    The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa May’s government in Westminster said it would block the vote from taking place until after Britain leaves the European Union. Ms Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Greens backed a second referendum, which the first minister says should be held between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats voted against the proposal. Scotland cannot hold a binding independence vote without Westminster’s approval and Scottish secretary David Mundell said the Conservative...
  • Inadequate Caltrans Markings Blamed in 2016 Fatal Bus Crash on Highway 101 in San Jose

    03/28/2017 8:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board report said that the lack of reflective warning markers on U.S. Highway 101 made the bus driver think he was in the connector lane when he was actually heading straight into a concrete barrier on that dark, rainy morning. The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, did not properly mark the area separating the two lanes, the board said.
  • 'Resist, Insist, Persist and Enlist:' Hillary Clinton Empowers Women at Bay Area Businesswomen Conf.

    03/28/2017 8:08:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in some of her sharpest political comments since she lost the presidential election. She criticized the federal government's leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions in an appearance Tuesday before thousands of women in San Francisco attending the Professional Businesswomen of California Conference. Clinton joked there was no place she'd rather be, "other than the White House.''
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Ocean Are You Quiz - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    03/28/2017 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 135 replies
    The greatest military and vets in the world...and their families! | Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Ossoff Admits He Misrepresented National Security Credentials

    03/28/2017 5:25:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Georgia Democrat held security clearance for just five months, not five years After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months. Since Ossoff announced his campaign to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price earlier this year, he has leaned on his supposed five years as a "national security aide with top-secret clearance." The claim has been made in campaign ads, during campaign events, and even in his campaign announcement. The Washington Free Beacon reported...
  • ISIS Leaders’ Families Escape Raqqa

    03/28/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 28 March 2017
    As ISIS is weakening in Raqqa, dozens of ISIS leaders, their families and foreign militants fled the city to other areas controlled by the organization. According to the Syrian Human Rights Watch, a military operation carried out by the Syrian Democratic forces managed to besiege the city. In the past 24 hours alone, some 80 leaders and foreign militants have left the city with their families. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the fugitives used boats to cross the Euphrates to reach the southern bank of the river, and then headed towards the southern countryside of the city...
  • Report: Freedom Caucus 'Secret Pact' Impeded GOP Efforts To Overturn Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:01:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 28th 2017 GMT
    The House Freedom Caucus, composed mostly of more right-wing members of the Republican party, had reportedly made a pact to band together in the recent fight over health care. Based on interviews with numerous insiders, Politico described the pact as requiring that "No member would commit his vote before consulting with the entire group — not even if [President] Trump himself called to ask for an on-the-spot commitment." The site goes on to reveal that the plan, conceived by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and agreed to by 28 of around 36 Freedom Caucus lawmakers, was put in place "to bind...
  • Tech Execs Indicted for H-1B Visa Fraud

    03/28/2017 10:36:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Mar 2017 | John Binder
    A pair of tech executives have been indicted for allegedly using false documents to bring in help through the H-1B guest worker program. Dynasoft Synergy’s Chief Executive Officer Jayavel Murugan, 46, and 40-year-old Syed Nawaz are accused in an unsealed federal grand jury indictment of trying to apply for H-1B visa workers using fraudulent documents and then hiring them out to tech firms, according to Mercury News. Dynasoft operates as an “employment firm” that essentially leases foreign workers. The company also has an office in India. According to prosecutors, Murugan and Nawaz used the false documents to replace American workers...
  • Report: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by More Than Four Million Square Kilometers

    03/28/2017 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Mar 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In the period from 2000-2015, the hole in the ozone layer shrank by more than 4 million square kilometers—nearly a billion acres—according to a new report in the journal Science. During the 1980s and into the 1990s, news of a massive hole in the ozone layer caused worldwide panic, stoked by everything from rumors of sheep being blinded by increased atmospheric radiation to the fear of a skin cancer pandemic and even comparisons to “AIDS from the sky.” Now scientists at MIT along with others have found that since 2000 the ozone hole has actually shrunk by an area half...
  • Judge Gorsuch's Path to 60 Votes 'Closing Fast'

    03/28/2017 5:19:25 AM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    Political Wire ^ | 3/28/17 gmt | Teagan Goddard
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s path to 60 votes is rapidly closing — setting the stage for a nuclear showdown in the Senate as soon as next week. Senior Democratic sources are now increasingly confident that Gorsuch can’t clear a filibuster, saying his ceiling is likely mid- to upper-50s on the key procedural vote. That would mark the first successful filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee since Abe Fortas for chief justice in the 1960s. In the latest ominous sign for the federal judge from Colorado, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Monday he’ll oppose Gorsuch on the cloture vote, which...
  • Nevada Oregon Update! Great Report on What Happened Last Week-Kelli Stewart w/John Lamb

    03/28/2017 4:01:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/27/2017 | Kelli Stewart/J Grady
    (at :23-Kelli Stewart) ".... in Nevada it's time to call for a full dismissal. I've been speaking to a few of the attorneys there and the information we've been gathering about what really went on in the courtroom versus what was reported is absolutely astonishing. It's astonishing that it hasn't been made a bigger deal until now..... (at 1:37)...the big news that came out in the courtroom that Greg Burleson for one time for a long period of time had been an informant for the government, that was the shocking news that kind of captivated everybody's attention and that's what...
  • Trump has Already Effectively Repealed Obamacare (Dick Morris)

    03/27/2017 8:26:37 PM PDT · by LS · 176 replies
    Facebook ^ | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris says what I have said for a couple of weeks. Obamacare really has been killed, and no one noticed. Trump told the IRS not to enforce the "individual mandate." That is the essential coercive element. No mandate, no O-care. Morris said he did this last week---in fact, I heard more than four weeks ago that the IRS was NOT enforcing this and just assumed it came from Trump. Second, the requirement that you buy from an "approved" insurance company---Trump waived that as well by telling HHS to approve any policy as "qualifying." Yes, some of the subsidies and...
  • Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

    03/27/2017 7:55:08 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 56 replies
    New Yor Times ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rod Nordland
    When viewed through the window of the museum’s freezer, where he is kept now, his hands not only appear unusually small, but they also show little sign of hard use, suggesting that Ötzi was no manual laborer. Every modern murder investigation relies heavily on forensic science, but in Ötzi’s case, the techniques have been particularly high tech, involving exotic specialties like archaeobotany and paleometallurgy. From examining traces of pollen in his digestive tract, scientists were able to place the date of Ötzi’s death at sometime in late spring or early summer. In his last two days, they found, he consumed...
  • Teen who threw newborn baby out window won't serve any jail time

    03/27/2017 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 97 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | March 27, 2017 | Carlin Becker
    OMAHA, Neb. - Antonia Lopez, a Nebraska teen who admitted to throwing her newborn baby out the window, won't be serving any jail time, the Omaha World-Herald reports. On Friday, Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly ordered Lopez to be placed on probation, live in a group home, take part in individual and family therapy, delete her Facebook account and perform 50 hours of community service, according to the World-Herald. In September, Lopez, 16, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl in her apartment, then threw the baby out the window. She then texted her boyfriend, “It was a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska ~ 28 MAR 2017

    03/27/2017 6:00:13 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 85 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Offutt Air Force Base, NebraskaOffutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha, and lies adjacent to Bellevue in Sarpy County, Nebraska. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Air Force Weather Agency, and the 55th Wing (55 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC), the latter serving as the host unit. Aviation use at Offutt began in September 1918 during World War I as an Army Air Service balloon field. It was renamed in honor of World War I pilot and Omaha native...
  • John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 (Russian) Stock Shares

    03/27/2017 5:48:27 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2017 | By Richard Pollock
    John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Joule Unlimited Technologies — financed in part by a Russian firm — originally awarded Podesta 100,000 shares of stock options when in 2010 he joined that board along with its Dutch-based entities: Joule Global Holdings, BV and the Stichting Joule Global Foundation. When Podesta announced his departure from the Joule...
  • A Startup’s Plan To Cut Air Freight Costs In Half With 777-Size Drones

    03/27/2017 4:49:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 03.27.17 | 2:30 PM | DANIEL TERDIMAN
    Commercial passenger jets fly at an altitude of around 30,000 feet or higher. Imagine sitting in a window seat of one of those giant aluminum tubes a few years from now as it makes its way across the Pacific Ocean. Picture looking down about 10,000 feet below. You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. The idea is simple: Shipping by air is fast, but expensive. Boat is much cheaper, but very slow. So why not send all those boxes and packages on an un-piloted, amphibious Boeing 777-sized drone that can...
  • 4 new arrests in murder of 2 Colorado Springs high school students

    03/26/2017 9:07:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | March 26,2017 | David Mitchell,
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made four more arrests in the deaths of two teenagers. The announcement came as the family of one of the victims held his funeral Saturday. There were five people under arrest in connection with the double homicide as of Saturday. Derek Greer, left and Natalie Partida Natalie Partida, 16, and Derek Greer, 15 were found dead along a rural road in El Paso County March 12. The Colorado Springs teens attended Coronado High School. Derek Greer's memorial service was held Saturday. The announcement of the new arrests came in...
  • US Navy Prepares Decapitating Attack Against Russia

    03/27/2017 12:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Strategic Culture.org ^ | 27.03.2017 8:27 | Alex Gorka
    The US preemptive nuclear strike capability has significantly grown. The strategic nuclear forces modernization program has implemented new revolutionary technologies to vastly increase the targeting capability of the US submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) arsenal. The Bulletin of American Scientists reports that as a result of improvements in the killing power of US SLBMs, they carry more than three times the number of warheads needed to destroy the entire fleet of Russian land-based missiles. Since only part of the W76 force would be needed to eliminate Russia’s silo-based ICBMs, the United States will be left with a substantial number of higher-yield...
  • NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on ‘bathroom bill’

    03/27/2017 11:40:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 80 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 27 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    The NCAA is threatening to remove North Carolina from consideration to host championship games for the foreseeable future if the state does not repeal a law regulating public restrooms, locker rooms and showers on the basis of biological sex. The collegiate sports league will announce championship locations from 2018 to 2022 on April 18, and it said North Carolina will not be among them unless HB2 is repealed.
  • Bay Area Tech Executives Indicted for H-1B Visa Fraud

    03/27/2017 10:26:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | March 27, 2017 | Louis Hansen
    Two Bay Area tech executives are accused of filing false visa documents through a staffing agency in a scheme to illegally bring a pool of foreign tech workers into the United States. An indictment from a federal grand jury unsealed on Friday accuses Jayavel Murugan, Dynasoft Synergy’s chief executive officer, and a 40-year-old Santa Clara man, Syed Nawaz, of fraudulently submitting H-1B applications in an effort to illegally obtain visas, according to Brian Stretch, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California. The men are charged with 26 counts of visa fraud, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, use of false...
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...

    03/26/2017 7:20:47 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 26,2016 | AP
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico says Mexican companies that express interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country. The archdiocese says in a Sunday editorial that Mexican companies have expressed willingness to supply materials or work on the wall proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The editorial titled "Treason against the Homeland" says that "what is most surprising is the timidity of the Mexican government's economic authorities, who have not moved firmly against these companies."
  • President Trump Finds 22 Islamist ‘Training Camps’ In America – Barack Obama Ignored Them

    03/26/2017 5:16:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 80 replies
    Washington Feed ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 15:34
    Barack Obama wouldn’t even utter the words, “radical Islamic terrorism” let alone work diligently to protect us from jihadists taking root on American soil. President Trump needs to be warned about the terrorist training which has been going on right under Obama’s nose for the past eight years! A total of 22 training camps have not only been confirmed within the United States, FBI agents have even been inside of them! The FBI knows radical Islamic terrorist training camps exist in America, but have been prevented from doing anything substantive about it. When the FBI agents walked onto the terrorist...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: James Elliott Williams ~ 27 March 2017

    03/26/2017 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ James Elliott Williams Info from here.             James Elliott Williams (November 13, 1930–October 13, 1999) was a sailor of the United States Navy during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the most highly decorated enlisted man in the history of the United States Navy. Williams was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina and moved two months later with his parents to Darlington,...
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos: Trump in Denial Amid Questions About His Competence, Credibility

    03/26/2017 4:05:51 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos said President Donald Trump was “in a bit of denial amid these big questions” about his competence and credibility.
  • New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

    03/26/2017 1:29:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 111 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | March 26, 2017 3:15 am | AP and WTOP Staff
    ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that “ObamaCare will explode.” Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online under Obama’s signature health care law. But people who say it saved their lives or helped them start a business want lawmakers to fix these problems, not encourage them. “It does need its fixes, I totally see that,” said Inge Hafkemeyer, 57,...
  • CA Gov Brown: Not ‘Christian’ to Build Wall to Keep Out Illegal Immigrants

    03/26/2017 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 March 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said it was not a “Christian thing” to build a border wall to stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States because he said they were “children of God” and, “They should be treated that way.” Brown said, “The wall to me is ominous. It reminds me too much of the Berlin wall. When I see that 30-foot wall I worry somehow are they trying to keep me in or keep them out? I really think people ought to be careful because there’s a lot of odor here of...
  • Turkish Chocolate Festival Features Bust of President Trump

    03/25/2017 11:16:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Other sculptures at the festival in Istanbul include John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing. It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in an edible jacket and striped tie.
  • Army Vet Awarded Bronze Star for Bravery in Vietnam Battle

    03/25/2017 11:06:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — An Army veteran was awarded the Bronze Star this week for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 fellow U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured. Retired Sgt. Joseph Engles was presented with the military distinction on Monday during a ceremony in his hometown of Murrieta, in Southern California, for gallantry in the face of the enemy during the Battle of Suoi Tre in March 1967. Former Army Maj. Gen. Juilian Burns, who presented the award, said Engles was seriously wounded on the battlefield but continued to man his gun...
  • 1st Twin Peaks shootout trial again delayed

    03/25/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 46 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/24/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A judge postponed the first Twin Peaks shootout biker trial Friday for the second time after a new attorney was brought onto the case and said she could not be prepared by the May 22 trial date. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco’s 19th State District Court released a panel of 186 potential jurors Friday who had reported to fill out questionnaires for the trial. Christopher Jacob Carrizal, a member of the Bandidos motorcycle group, was set to be the first biker tried in the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead and dozens wounded. Strother initially...
  • Huma Abedin Is Giving Marriage With Anthony Weiner Another Try

    03/25/2017 6:09:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 100 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Dana Schuster
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool Huma Abedin four times, and she’ll still take you back. After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after The Post reported that he had sent yet another explicit photo to a woman — this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him. But sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try.
  • Does Earth Hour Have Value in the Age of Climate Change Denial?

    03/25/2017 6:00:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017 | David Miller
    David Miller is the president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund CanadaThe new records humanity is setting are frightening: Arctic sea ice at an all-time winter low; 2016 as the hottest year on record; and a new high in the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere in millions of years. As climate change unfolds before our eyes, the climate deniers now include a small but powerful number of global leaders, people who think climate change isn’t worth spending time or money fighting. This wasn’t the case when the global agreement to fight climate change was signed in Paris in...