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  • Canada to Apologise for 'LGBT Purge' in Government

    06/24/2017 11:12:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/24 | Jessica Murphy
    During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation after being harassed and interrogated under a national security campaign now dubbed the "LGBT purge". In 1986, Simon Thwaites was ordered into a meeting with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) special investigative unit. Investigators questioned the then-naval officer about his HIV status - positive, but asymptomatic. Then they asked him to identify friends and other military members who were gay. After the meeting, Thwaites' security clearance was downgraded and he was re-assigned to menial tasks. His commanding officer...
  • Dems Give Politically Connected Judge Six-Figure Gig She’s Too Obese to Do

    06/24/2017 10:33:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/22 | Political deals don’t get any dirtier than this. Members of the all-Democratic City Council in subu
    Political deals don’t get any dirtier than this. Members of the all-Democratic City Council in suburban White Plains rewarded their party’s well-connected chairwoman with a plum six-figure judicial seat — even though she was too sickly to work, critics charge. City Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger — who suffers from a digestive disorder and morbid obesity, among other ailments — was unable to climb the three steps to her courtroom bench, even with the help of a specially installed railing, sources said.
  • U.S. Bans Imports of Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

    06/24/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ivana Kottasová
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from the South American country on Thursday after inspections uncovered public health concerns, unsanitary conditions and animal health issues. The agency said the ban will remain in place until Brazil "takes corrective action." Brazil is the fifth biggest supplier of beef to the U.S., ranking behind only Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. It has sent nearly 50 million pounds of beef to the U.S. so far this year. "Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been...
  • Third time's a charm! Treasury Secretary Mnuchin marries his Scottish actress fiancee ...

    06/24/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 24 June 2017 | Alana Goodman
    Third time might be a charm for US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who wed his Scottish actress fiancee Louise Linton in front of President Trump and the First Lady at a lavish, star-studded ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday. It's the third marriage for ex-banker Mnuchin, 54, who is reportedly worth upwards of $300 million, and the second marriage for Linton, 36, an Edinburgh-born actress who has appeared in several Hollywood films. She was married to Hollywood lawyer Ronald Richards. They divorced in 2009. The pair tied the knot Saturday evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a historic building...
  • Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years

    06/24/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been on the decline since February — falling from (February) 8.1, (March) 8.0, (April) 7.9, and (May) 7.5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Unemployment for black Americans has historically hovered below their white counterparts. The Great Recession drove black unemployment near Great Depression-era levels, reaching 16.8 percent in March 2010. While most Americans were feeling the...
  • Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit…

    06/24/2017 5:08:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 24, 2017 | Sundance
    According to a Fox News Exclusive report, the President Trump administration is considering a Camp-David style Arab peace summit. Those who have followed the administration’s structural activity all year will see this as a natural progression of events within the alliance formed by President Trump and the Mid-East coalition. The four major allies within the growing alliance, Egypt, Saudi, UAE and Bahrain, as well as other moderates supportive of the larger objectives to restore stability, are currently engaged in a campaign to change the outlook of Qatar and stop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood. A peace summit around their...
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton Getting Married Tonight…

    06/24/2017 5:03:45 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and lots of family and friends will be attending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wedding tonight to his long-time fiancee Louise Linton. Secretary Wilbur Ross let the secret out last week when he was introducing Secretary Mnuchin at a conference in Washington. Wilburine said he and his wife “extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing you wed your dear fiancee, Louise Linton, on Saturday.” Secretary Mnuchin, 54, has been engaged to Ms. Linton, a 36-year-old Scottish model/actress, since 2015. Ms. Linton and Secretary Mnuchin were both involved in movie production companies. In late May,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IMPORTANT WORDS ~ 25 June 2017

    06/24/2017 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          IMPORTANT WORDS The SIX most important words: "I ADMIT I MADE A MISTAKE." The FIVE most important words: "YOU DID A GOOD JOB." The FOUR most important words: "WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?" The THREE most important words: "IF YOU PLEASE." The TWO most important words: "THANK YOU." The LEAST important word: "I"    
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.
  • Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

    06/24/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way. The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports. “Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough...
  • If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe

    06/24/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 111 replies
    http://www.bostonglobe.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Cullen
    They came for John Cunningham on a sunny evening last week, showing up at his house in Brighton like early dinner guests. They were federal immigration agents, and they were there to throw John Cunningham out of the country he has called home for 18 years. John Cunningham, 38, has an electrical contracting business. He has paid taxes. He has done much to improve the lives of those around him.
  • Planned Parenthood spent $734,000 in failed Georgia race

    06/24/2017 2:42:26 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Jon Ossoff lost the House race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District despite receiving nearly three-quarters of $1 million from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. With $734,000 in campaign contributions, the abortion giant was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of the ledger — only trailing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which poured $4.9 million into the race.
  • CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

    06/24/2017 8:19:37 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.
  • Video: Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation

    06/24/2017 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Senator Floor / YouTube ^ | 6/22/2017 | Senator Charles Grassley
    Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation - click to view video
  • TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport, cops say

    06/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 23 Jun 17 | David Harris
    <p>A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested Thursday after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.</p> <p>Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, who had been with TSA just a few months, was arrested on a charge of third-degree felony grand theft, records show.</p>
  • California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan (Commiecare dies again)

    06/24/2017 1:46:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/23/17 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete." "Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill," the Los Angeles-area Democrat said in a statement. The bill, which has passed the Senate, lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California, but it doesn't include a way to pay for it. Rendon said the bill also doesn't adequately address delivery...
  • Full Press Conference Confession with U.S. Student Otto Frederick Warmbier in North Korea (video)

    06/23/2017 11:15:36 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | june 16, 2017
    (This is well worth watching for anyone interested in the story of Warmbier. It left me with a bunch of questions that should be investigated. There's more to this than what we've been led to believe. Right now I don't know what to believe. It sounds like stealing the slogan sign was much more than a stupid prank. Did he just make up the story of the Methodist church and the Z-society being involved? It's either the most bizarre and surreal conspiracy, or...?)
  • Ann Coulter: GOP Health Care Bill a ‘Total Disaster,’ ‘Obamacare Lite’

    06/23/2017 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 June 2017 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter said the Senate Republicans’ health care bill was a “total disaster” because it is “Obamacare-lite.” Coulter called for a “one-sentence law saying there shall be a free market in health insurance.” “[U]nder the Republicans’ health care bill, guess who’s still paying for transgender operations? Guess who still can’t go to Memorial Sloan Kettering? Guess who will still be paying 700 dollars a month for heath insurance? ... “This is going to ruin Republicans if this passes because it’s Obamacare lite,” she added.”Now Republican will get blamed for it....
  • 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    06/23/2017 7:56:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Danbury Daily Voice ^ | Karen Tensa
    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to "take a field trip" and headed from the Capitol to the Congressional Budget Office. Their plan was to request a copy — nicely! — of the bill, which Republicans have not yet made public. As...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 24 June 2017

    06/23/2017 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 238 replies
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