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  • Russia: Peace in Syria almost impossible now

    09/25/2016 11:26:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/16
    ussia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, told the Security Council on Sunday that peace in Syria was "almost an impossible task now," according to Reuters. Russia and the United States, who back opposing sides in the Syrian civil war, have been trying to salvage a ceasefire deal that effectively collapsed ...
  • Hillary Clinton Does Not Have a Six-Point Lead Over Donald Trump

    09/25/2016 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 15 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 9/23/2016 | Rochard D. Baris
    For those of you who read and follow People’s Pundit Daily, particularly our election projection models, you know I am a true believer in the average of polls and aggregate data. I do not believe in “unskewing” the polls nor the practice of weighting polling results for party identification. Party identification, which is fluid, is not the same as party registration and respondents should dictate to pollsters what the party breakdown of the electorate will be, not the other way around. That being said, the 2016 presidential election is testing my faith. First, there are too many polls and not...
  • Homeland Security Chair: ‘Good Chance’ Washington Mall Shooting is Islamic Terror

    09/25/2016 10:22:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 hour ago | Joel Pollak
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told Fox News’ Mario Bartiromo on Sunday morning that “there’s a good chance” Friday’s mass shooting at mall in Washington “could be” Islamic terrorism. McCaul appeared on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the latest developments in a week of violence, from last weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey, which were allegedly carried out by Muslim immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami, to the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington. On Saturday evening, police arrested Arcan Cetin, 20, a Muslim immigrant and permanent resident from Turkey, for...
  • Huge drop in Clinton enthusiasm for People's Pundit Daily poll

    09/25/2016 10:13:03 AM PDT · by justlurking · 9 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 2016-09-21 | PPD
    I was looking at the cross-tabs for the People's Pundit Daily poll. This data lags behind for demographics and "enthusiasm", but I was really surprised at the scale of change on 9/21: Enthusiam It's easier to see the results by clicking on the PDF link or the CSV link. If you have Excel, the CSV link is safe -- it's just a text file. Trump always does well in this metric, with 60% or more of his supporters claiming to be "extremely enthusiasic" to vote for him. In contrast, Clinton has never gotten out of the 40% range. But, from...
  • These are the people who could win Donald Trump the election

    09/25/2016 7:20:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — Rich Andrason isn’t blind to the evidence of decay that a collapsed local economy and two generations of heroin addiction have brought to Columbiana County. Still, he wouldn’t change anything about his life here. “I have a good life here, I still do,” he said, settling behind a desk slightly elevated from the counter of the antiques shop he and his wife Janice own on Washington Street. Things used to be grander in the once-bustling downtown of this city of about 13,000 along the Ohio River. Parents brought kids here to shop for back-to-school clothes or...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animal’s life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND ~ 25 September 2016

    09/24/2016 4:58:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND There is a line separating dedication-to-duty from "work-a-holism". Dedication to duty is good, healthy, and positive. Work-a-holism, on the other hand, is negative, harmful and eats away at family relationships. We must know the difference between the two. Let me tell you about a man who was called the Greatest American Soldier of the 20th Century: General George C. Marshall. Born in Uniontown, PA in 1880, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1902. As a junior infantry officer in the US Army he served two tours in the Philippines, in...
  • Why Delco thinks Trump will make America safe again

    09/24/2016 4:45:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Daily Times News ^ | 24 Sep 2016 | Loretta Rodgers
    CHESTER TOWNSHIP >> More than 5,000 people packed Sun Center Studios Stage 2 Thursday night to get a glimpse of Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and hear his signature message of “Make America Great Again.” Cars were lined down Concord Road from Sun Center past Northley Middle School and some individuals said they arrived at 2 p.m. for Trump’s 7 p.m. appearance. “We are here to see our next president,” said Parkside resident Ronnie Klekota, accompanied by his wife Robin. “Mr. Trump stands for all the values we stand for and the values of our forefathers.” Prior to entering...
  • Kerry is 'optimistic'

    09/24/2016 3:59:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that in his opinion, it is possible for Israel and the PA to come to political agreements in the coming months, before US President Obama leaves his office. Kerry began his meeting with Netanyahu by saying that the US is concerned about security and stability in the Middle East, and feels obligated to protect the two-state solution (as he put it). "We hope to find a way to take advantage of our friendship and advance what we believe to be the top priority in ensuring Israel's security and creating new relationships in the...
  • Energy Minister: Arabs prefer monetary compensation to land

    09/24/2016 3:55:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    Energy Minister MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) expressed his support for the Regulation Law that is intended to legalize the construction of homes on land claimed to be private Arab land - although no one has claimed it - by allowing for compensation, and warned that the destruction of Amona would be a "tragedy." "It's not about going around the law, but about changing it," Steinitz told Channel 10. "This tragedy will cause losses to everyone. The Jews will lose their homes, and the Arabs will lose the compensation that they could have received, worth millions of shekels. The Palestinian Authority...
  • French Burkini Controversy Was Set-Up By Muslim Activists In Concert with TV

    09/24/2016 3:00:37 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 24, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    “Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press."
  • Obama: once out of office, I’m gonna stop being polite and start getting real

    09/24/2016 2:50:30 PM PDT · by Salman · 110 replies
    Vox ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | "Vox"
    ... He went on to essentially say he wanted to use his post-presidential bully pulpit more like an activist than a venerable elder statesman. “There are institutional obligations I have to carry out that are important for a president of the United States to carry out, but may not always align with what I think would move the ball down the field on the issues that I care most deeply about,” he said. ...
  • Eric Shawn reports: Shocking election fraud cases (Video)

    09/24/2016 2:33:42 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | Eric Shawn
    From buying votes to faking presidential race petitions
  • China's Conquest of Internet, ICANN + Quantum Encryption

    09/24/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 81 replies
    FR research, please share w. others | Arthur March
    Please brace for just one thick sentence: ICANN's power is mainly legal, and a contract with ICANN could trigger a violent dispute over international law. ~ ~ ~ Bluntly stated: giving away ICANN could ultimately trigger a cyber war or worse. ~ ~ ~ Raw Power and International Law When you face a super power like the USA it helps to have raw power. China probably assumes it will not come to that, but just like nuclear deterence, they need the war-making capability. And the Chinese already enjoy raw power. Their encryption is superior, their nuclear capability suffices, and they...
  • Sources: Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA found on gun at Charlotte police shooting scene

    09/24/2016 9:19:30 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/24/16 | Keith Scott's
    Tests revealed Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA and blood were on a gun recovered at Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting scene, police sources told Channel 9 reporter Mark Becker.
  • Obama: once out of office, I’m gonna stop being polite and start getting real

    09/24/2016 2:33:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 152 replies
    Vox ^ | 9/23/16 | Andrew Prokop
    **SNIP** But perhaps the most intriguing bit was when, in a brief discussion of Obama’s plans for his post-presidency, Obama hinted that he planned to start speaking out more like an activist than a president. There are “things,” he told Goodwin, “that in some ways I suspect I’m able to do better out of this office.” He elaborated that because of the “institutional constraints” of the presidency, “there are things I cannot say.” He went on to essentially say he wanted to use his post-presidential bully pulpit more like an activist than a venerable elder statesman. “There are institutional obligations...
  • Breaking: Poland to ban all abortions!

    09/24/2016 2:10:42 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 39 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 23, 2016 | Natalia Dueholm
    BREAKING: Polish Parliament overwhelmingly gives initial approval to bill banning all abortions.    WARSAW, Poland, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The lower house of Parliament voted Friday to reject a "Save Women" bill proposing abortion on demand and continue the legislative process on a "Stop Abortion" measure that could result in a total ban on abortion in Poland.Several bills were introduced in Parliament on Thursday. Members of Parliament heard the reading of three bills — the first banning abortion, the second allowing abortion on demand until the third month of gestation, and the third defining an embryo as a child...
  • These are the kinds of refugees that Europeans want to accept

    09/24/2016 1:48:29 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Verge ^ | Sep 22, 2016 | Angela Chen
    Europeans play favorites when it comes to refugees — and the ones they prefer are highly skilled, vulnerable, and not Muslim, researchers say. People across 15 countries and the political spectrum are more willing to grant asylum to seekers with these traits than others. Politicians who want to shape public opinion and persuade their constituents to accept more refugees could emphasize these factors. Researchers asked 18,000 eligible voters to look at hypothetical profiles and decide whether to grant asylum, according to a study published today in Science. These 180,000 profiles randomly varied on a few attributes, like country of origin...
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • FBI Releases More Hillary Clinton Investigation Records [ Comey's Late Friday Nite Doc Dump ]

    09/23/2016 5:44:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    The FBI has released 189 pages of records from its Hillary Clinton email investigation. The Friday document dump comes weeks after the bureau released its report of its findings from the probe and of notes taken during Clinton’s July 2 interview. The documents include notes — known as 302s — from FBI interviews with current and former State Department officials, independent computer technicians who worked on Clinton’s email server, and a handful of Clinton aides. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/23/fbi-releases-more-hillary-clinton-investigation-records/#ixzz4L86S3Vrb
  • FReeper Canteen - Liberty Call - 24 Sept 2016

    09/23/2016 5:19:59 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 158 replies
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  • Around NBA, teams already discussing need for social change

    09/23/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9/23/2016 | staff
    As NBA teams began gathering Friday to start training camps — three teams hold their first practices Saturday, while 27 others get going in the coming days — an issue each is addressing is how players and coaches can help create substantive change in cities across the country. The NBA and the players’ union urged teams this week to develop ideas in a memo this week. “No one can be happy with what’s going on right now,” Van Gundy said Friday. “I like what (Golden State coach) Steve Kerr said. Wherever you are on the political spectrum, I don’t think...
  • Loaded gun found in North Carolina had fingerprints matching victim:

    09/23/2016 4:57:35 PM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 23, 2016 | Robert MacMillan and Andy Sullivan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A gun recovered at the scene of the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, was loaded and had fingerprints matching those of the victim, CNN reported on Friday as the man's family released its own video of the encounter. The family of shooting victim Keith Scott, whose death has sparked three days of protests, continued to urge officials to release their own recordings of the slaying. The moment when a black police officer shoots Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, cannot be seen in the two-minute video recorded by his...
  • Obama Administration Shut Down Whistleblower Program 1,811 From Terrorist Countries Citizenship

    09/23/2016 12:59:22 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama Administration Shut Down Whistleblower Program Revealing 1,811 Aliens From Terrorist Countries Granted Citizenship Under the Obama administration, 1,811 aliens from terrorist countries were granted U.S. citizenship instead of being deported—and the Obama administration ended the program that uncovered the extensive fraud. Originally, the Associated Press reported that the aliens’ fingerprints were not in searchable government databases, allowing them to apply for citizenship under different names and birthdays. The scope of the problem is massive: “Fingerprints are missing from federal databases for as many as 315,000 immigrants with final deportation orders or who are fugitive criminals,”...
  • Obama to Veto Saudi 9/11 Prosecution

    09/23/2016 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 23 September 2016
    Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency. The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation – unanimously passed by Congress – allowing 9/11 families to launch civil suits against Riyadh.
  • Muslim Brotherhood's ties to the Obama Administration

    09/23/2016 1:08:45 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies
    FSM ^ | 9/23/16 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Huma Abedin's role in American politics first rose to prominence when she served as a top adviser to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (again, their friendship stretches back considerably). Since then, the Muslim Brotherhood has vastly strengthened its position within the US. Within that time period, the US government has reversed a standing policy against formal contact with the Brotherhood, went on channeling funds into Egypt despite the Brotherhood's victory in post-Mubarak elections there, and hosted official Brotherhood delegations in the United States. Abedin's level of involvement in these actions can be debated, but whether she is personally responsible or...
  • Transgender Man Gives Birth to his Female Transgender Partner’s Baby

    09/23/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Metro (UK) ^ | Friday 23 Sep 2016 | Harley Tamplin
    Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez have become a father and mother after Fernando, who was born Maria, gave birth to a healthy baby. Neither he nor Diane, who used to be a man, has undergone gender reassignment surgery, meaning they were able to conceive. Fernando told the BBC about his range of emotions when they found out about the pregnancy. Diane added: ‘Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual.’ Last year, the Mirror reported that the pair met via social media, and Fernando moved to Ecuador from Venezuela to be with...
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Statistics (9/24/12 vs 9/23/16)

    09/23/2016 12:17:48 PM PDT · by Ravi · 11 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 9/23/16 | me
    9/24/12: DEM requests thus far - 109,709 GOP requests thus far - 20,458 UAF requests thus far - 36,506 9/23/16: DEM requests thus far - 54,059 GOP requests thus far - 20,687 UAF requests thus far - 21,379
  • National Academies Hides $500 Billion ‘Immigration Tax’ In 495-Page Report

    09/23/2016 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Sep 2016 | Neil Munro
    Officials at a prestigious private D.C.-based think-tank are trying to hide their data showing how immigration is imposing massive costs on wage-earners and on taxpayers. The think-tank, titled The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is not a government-run agency. It is a privately run think-tank which writes politically influential reports for government and private-sector funders. For example, the group’s new Sept. 22 immigration study was funded by the pro-immigration John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The jargon-filled, much-caveated, 495-page report does show the information needed to measure how legal and illegal immigration transfers $500 billion a year...
  • Hillary Clinton Gives Mark Cuban Front Row Seat to Debate in Blatant Attempt to Psyche Out Trump

    09/23/2016 11:13:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Joe DePaolo
    Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban has been known to make his presence felt while sitting in the front row at his team’s games. Whether it’s by yelling at the refs, or criticizing them on Twitter, or even coming out on to the court, the Mavericks owner has frequently gotten involved in the action from his front-row seat. And thanks to the Hillary Clinton campaign, that’s exactly where he’ll be on Monday night. The democratic nominee has given Cuban a prime ticket to watch the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Long Island. The ticket is...

    09/23/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 241 replies
    Drudge ^ | 9/23/2016
    If presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton slips into a coughing fit or any other medical crisis during Monday's high-stakes debate, she will have to power through, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned! "There are no commercial breaks," a commission source explains. "Period." Debate moderator Lester Holt does not have the authority to cut away from the stage during the epic 90-minute showdown. And microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated. Clinton has experienced severe coughing episodes throughout the election year. During a Labor Day campaign stop she suffered a 4-minute choking marathon. Monday's throwdown could top out...
  • Florida Registration and Absentee Ballot Requests by Party thus far...

    09/23/2016 9:47:54 AM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Florida SOS ^ | 9/23/16 | me
    Registered Voters 9/23/16: GOP - 4,474,217 DEM - 4,752,593 UAF - 3,311,408 Registered Voters 10/1/12: GOP - 4,261,823 DEM - 4,814,412 UAF - 2,930,000
  • Mariners player under fire for tweets on Black Lives Matter, police shootings (double standard)

    09/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 28 replies
    Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted some disparaging remarks Thursday about Black Lives Matter protesters and the controversy over police shootings. “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha (expletive) cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!” one read. “BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” another one of his tweets read. Clevenger had since deleted the tweets and changed his Twitter account to protected mode, according to the Seattle Times. The Mariners organization released a statement...
  • State Department has 2,800 emails Clinton never turned over

    09/23/2016 9:19:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department said Friday it likely has more than 2,800 new emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton never turned over but that were recovered by the FBI, and will begin releasing then in batches beginning next month. But only a small percentage will be processed before the election, the department said in court, arguing its resources are stretched too thin to get them done. All told, the FBI turned over 15,171 emails it recovered that involved Mrs. Clinton, and of those about 60 percent have been deemed purely personal. That leaves some 5,600 that are work-related, but based on a...
  • Senate 1 Poll Results (MO) [Interesting Trump Numbers]

    09/23/2016 8:19:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Missouri Scout ^ | 23 Sept 2016
    Last weeks MOScout Poll gave Sen. Scott Sifton(D) a large lead in the Senate 1 race. It gave Sifton(D) 49% to Republican challenger Randy Jotte's 37% (with 14% undecided).... ...in House 94 ... It has Trump ahead of Clinton 46% to 40%, and Koster(D) leading Greitens (R) [for Govenor] 46% to 41% ...
  • French Study Finds 28% of Muslims Lean Toward Extremist Views

    09/23/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | September 23, 2016 | Fayçal Benhassain
    Twenty-eight percent of French Muslims hold extremist views, or are at least attracted to fundamentalism and oppose the country’s liberal way of life, according to a new study by an independent French think tank that is making waves here. Another 25 percent of Muslim respondents in the study by the Montaigne Institute were found to be more devout and in search of their identity, but rejected the wearing of the full veil for women. And 46 percent were either entirely secularized or in the process of becoming integrated without denying their religion. One of the study’s authors, Hakim El Karoui,...
  • 7-Eleven Coffee Cup Poll Reflects Election

    7-Eleven typically offers two different coffee cup options for its 7-Election promotional campaign, each named for one of the presidential candidates from the two major political parties. This year, however, there are three options: Republican, Democrat, and “Speak Up.” No candidate names. The nondenominational “Speak Up” cup is currently winning the poll by a pretty fair margin. It offers coffee drinkers the opportunity to pencil in their own political stance, or abstain from pouring their brew into a partisan container to maintain their political purity. With the exception of Idaho and Iowa, which are both leaning Republican in 7-Eleven’s poll...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Higher Estate Taxes, But Not on Her Family

    09/23/2016 6:50:05 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    Hillary Clinton wants to increase the estate tax to 65 percent on the wealthiest Americans, according to her latest tax plan. The Clinton campaign estimates that the increase would raise an addition $75 billion in revenue over the next decade. The current rate maxes out at 40 percent. But Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill have created a number of tax shelters in recent years to dramatically limit their payment of the very same tax. As Bloomberg reported back in 2014: “To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S....
  • Democratic Women of NC postpone convention (Charlotte)

    09/23/2016 3:45:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    democraticwomenofnc.org ^ | 9/22/16 | Ginger Walker
    To get this out to you right away and because Concetta has been non-stop on the phone, she has asked me to send this email out to let everyone know about the decision to postpone the Convention until sometime in October, of course not to conflict with the Western Gala. The situation in Charlotte is very unfortunate, however not as bad as the media is portraying. Our hotel is not in Center City, it’s about 6 or more city blocks away from the location of the incidents last night. That being said, with the uncertainty of what might play out...
  • Indiana DOT worker gets blowback from nasty email to New York Times columnist

    09/22/2016 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2016 | By Chicago Tribune staff
    An Indiana Department of Transportation manager learned the hard way that when sending a nasty email to a New York Times columnist, don't send it from your official account. David Brewer, whose email says he's a "manager of external audit" at the department, emailed Times columnist Charles Blow, presumably in response to something Blow had written. Brewer critiqued the writer's grasp of the English language, called him "ignorant" and added a joke about cocaine and Blow's surname. It was unclear which column Brewer was unhappy with. Blow shared the email on Facebook and on Twitter on Thursday, tagging the Indiana...
  • Flashback: President George HW Bush Oval Office Speech on 1992 LA Riots

    09/22/2016 7:50:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Video via YouTube ^ | May 1, 1992
    "What we saw last night and the night before in Los Angeles is not about civil rights. It's not about the great cause of equality that all Americans must uphold. It's not a message of protest. It's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple. And let me assure you: I will use whatever force is necessary to restore order. What is going on in L.A. must and will stop. As your President I guarantee you this violence will end... "...In a civilized society, there can be no excuse, no excuse for the murder, arson, theft, and vandalism that...
  • New USGS study shows heat retaining concrete and asphalt have encroached upon US Climate Stations

    09/22/2016 7:13:02 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | September 22, 2016 | By Anthony Watts
    A new study from USGS by Keven Gallo and George Xian verifies what weÂ’ve already learned and published on via the Surface Stations project; that concrete and asphalt (aka impervious surfaces) have increased near weather stations that are used to monitor climate. In this case, it is the much studied USHCN, that climate network I presented a poster on at AGU 2015. What is most important about this paper is that it quantifies the percentage of stations that have had increased amounts of impervious surface area getting closer to the stations. As I have long since maintained, such things act...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 23 September 2016

    09/22/2016 5:58:33 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 138 replies
    September 22, 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. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • The odds were against them, but Benghazi survivor says ‘You never, ever quit’

    09/21/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 17, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    <p>It’s still hard for Kris “Tanto” Paronto to share all of what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.</p> <p>“Parts are still hard for me to talk about,” Paronto, a former Army Ranger...</p> <p>That has been an issue of so much debate that a special House committee studied the Islamic militant attack on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya — and the response from Paronto and others on the CIA annex security team — that occurred on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.</p>
  • Commission: Both Candidates Must Stand for First Debate

    09/22/2016 4:32:36 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 196 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will stand behind lecterns for the first debate on Monday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, the Commission on Presidential Debates confirms. The commission told Breitbart News on Thursday that the first debate will require both candidates to stand. The second, to be held Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, will be in a town hall format, meaning that candidates may stand when it is their turn to speak, and sit when they are done. (In 2012, the second debate, also in town hall format, featured some...
  • California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America&#8202;—&#8202;Ever

    09/22/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | 9/22 | Madeleine Thomas
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • Why Charlotte Exploded and Tulsa Prayed

    09/22/2016 1:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    Two black men were shot and killed by police officers in two different American cities this week. The deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott cut deep into the hearts of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina. But scenes from the two communities on the night of September 21 show they expressed the pain in two drastically different ways.
  • Quinnipiac State Polls: Trump up 7 in Georgia and Iowa; Clinton up 2 in Colorado and 6 in Virginia

    09/22/2016 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 49 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 9/22/16 | quinnipiac
    Colorado: Trump-42, Clinton-44, Johnson-10 Georgia: Trump-47, Clinton-40, Johnson-9 Iowa: Trump-44, Clinton-37, Johnson-10 Virginia: Trump-39, Clinton-45, Johnson-8
  • Longtime friend: Clintons accuse others of evil they do

    09/22/2016 11:44:47 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9-20-2016 | Paul Bremmer
    As part of her strategy to win the White House in November, Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump as “temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified” to be president of the United States. It’s a good talking point, but it’s a classic case of projection Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/09/longtime-friend-clintons-accuse-others-of-evil-they-do/#9AkQwCMe1ALGsUSG.99