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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 19 October 2017

    10/18/2017 6:02:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 46 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HOISTING AMMO Army Pfc. Harlan Troutman, left, hoists a training round above his head during the Gen. Gordon Sullivan Cup best tank crew competition at Fort Benning, Ga., May 1, 2016. Troutman is assigned to the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy 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. MAKING AN ENTRANCE Air Force Staff Sgt. August O'Niell...
  • Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal

    10/18/2017 5:36:45 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 18 Oct 17 | Stephen Dinan
    Ty Clevenger filed the grievance in New York, where Mr. Comey was a former U.S. attorney and is licensed to practice law. Mr. Clevenger said Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress that he did not predetermine the outcome of the FBI’s probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is belied by revelations this week that he in fact started drafting an exoneration months before even speaking with Mrs. Clinton. “Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct,” Mr. Clevenger...
  • Vet who met with Jaguars’ brass says anthem apology is a sham

    10/18/2017 5:29:48 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Florida politics.com ^ | Oct 18, 2017 | A.G. GANCARSKI
    Just weeks ago, members of the Jacksonville Jaguars made international news by protesting the U.S. national anthem on foreign soil. Ahead of a game in London, Jaguars kneeled — and owner Shad Khan supported their protest by standing with the team during the anthem.In the interim, an attempt to walk it back: as a mea culpa letter from Jaguars President Mark Lamping to a city of Jacksonville official made clear on Oct. 6. The team, wrote Lamping, “was remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women...
  • Lawmaker Calls For First Lady’s Immigration Papers After Trump Order

    10/18/2017 3:42:36 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | January 30, 2017 2:26 PM | CBS SF Bay Area
    BERKELEY (KCBS) — Following President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration, a state senator from the Bay Area says it’s time for First Lady Melania Trump to release her immigration papers. “There’s been various press reports based on legitimate research that indicates that Melania was paid for modeling jobs that occurred weeks before she had a legal work visa,” State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) told KCBS. “We don’t know, we can’t refute that, because we’ve not seen any of the direct documentation from Melania herself that would indicate otherwise,” Skinner went on to say. An investigation by The Associated...
  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War I

    10/18/2017 9:20:01 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 234 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/18/2017 | Harvey Day
    A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War. As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered. Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War. The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917 and helped lead the Allies to victory. But before that, many Americans were terrified of the German threat...
  • Hillary Clinton Desperately Tries to Distract From Bombshell Russia-Uranium One Report

    10/17/2017 6:32:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/17/17 | Cristina Laila
    Hillary Clinton is desperately trying to disrupt the news cycle after a devastating bombshell report was published exposing her involvement in the sale of 20% of America’s Uranium to Russia after MILLIONS of dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation. As previously reported, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin prior to Obama admin handing over 20% of America’s Uranium to Russia, according to a devastating report by John Solomon via The Hill.Who was right in the middle of it all? HILLARY CLINTON. MILLIONS of dollars...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Are the global elite trying to stop Brexit?

    10/18/2017 1:52:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/17/2017 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :20) ...the OECD are telling us that if we had a second referendum and we came to our senses and voted to rejoin the European Union, that that could have a significant and positive effect on the UK economy. It's also downgrading its growth forecast for the United Kingdom, down to one percent for next year because of the uncertainty of what'll happen in post-Brexit Britain. Now, this of course is not the first time we've heard from this and many other of these intergovernmental global organizations because they were all part of "Project Fear" during the...
  • FBI Helps Spain Catch Suspected Isis Recruiter

    10/17/2017 11:15:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 17 October 2017 | Lee Roden
    A woman has been detained near Girona by Spain's Guardia Civil police force suspected of collaborating with terrorists through recruiting and sending jihadists to conflict zones. The 21-year-old "formed part of an international network of people loyal to Isis thought to have participated in forums used to recruit women with the goal of sending them to conflict zones," Spain's Interior Ministry (Ministerio del Interior) said in a statement. The woman, who was born in northern Spain, "went through a process of virtual self-radicalisation, consuming propaganda products from jihadist groups containing extremely violent content," the statement continued. It revealed that the...
  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Sonoma

    10/17/2017 9:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | October 16, 2017 | THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT
    A man suspected of arson was arrested at Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma on Sunday afternoon after he was seen leaving a creek bed where a fire was burning, authorities said. Three Sonoma County Probation officers patrolling the area because of ongoing fires in the region noticed Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, walking out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him, Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Sheriff’s Deputy John Grohl was called to the scene and extinguished the fire, which was then completely doused by Sonoma Valley Fire Protection District personnel. Gonzalez was wearing a trench...
  • Sonoma Sheriff Shoots Down Right-Wing Reports Linking Arson Suspect to Wine Country Fires

    10/17/2017 9:01:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2017 | Ryan Sabalow
    The arrest of a 29-year-old Latino man this weekend on suspicion of starting a small fire in California’s scorched wine country ignited a firestorm of its own on right-wing media sites whose articles linked him – without evidence – to the catastrophic fires that have killed at least 28 people in the area. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano forcefully shot down the allegations at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “There is a story out there that he’s the arsonist in these fires,” Giordano said. “That’s not the case. There’s no indication he’s related to these fires at all. ... I...
  • North East MP's Bid to Remove Harvey Weinstein's CBE

    10/17/2017 8:55:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ITV ^ | 17 October 2017
    Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle Central, has begun the formal process which could see shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein stripped of his UK honours. Harvey Weinstein. “The allegations against Harvey Weinstein are growing by the day and it is imperative that we start the process of stripping him of his honorary CBE. “This is about demonstrating that survivors of sexual assault and harassment need to be taken seriously – and it is also about ensuring that the economic opportunity of women is not constrained by the predatory actions of powerful men.” The Labour MP has written to Cabinet Secretary...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Do You Live Out Loud Quiz - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    10/17/2017 6:00:29 PM PDT · by LUV W · 88 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... Do You Live Out Loud Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly
  • Here Are The Five Types Of Trump Voters

    10/17/2017 12:16:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’ve all read the stories, heard anecdotes, and seen it spewed over the media—that Trump voters are all the same. They all have the same motivations, right? Not really. In fact, the Trump coalition’s views on economics and government are quite diverse. You notice GOP consternation about Trump bashing congressional Republicans from time to time—that’s not by accident. Most voters view Trump as an independent rather than the head of a major party. In fact, new polling shows that Trump is actually more popular than the GOP leadership in some key counties for the 2018 midterms. Not really a shocker...
  • US Backed Forces Celebrate Defeat of ISIS In Raqqa

    10/17/2017 11:21:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2017 | Holly Williams
    U.S.-backed forces in Syria are celebrating the defeat of ISIS in its former stronghold of Raqqa. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces danced and chanted in the streets. Losing Raqqa is a major blow for ISIS as the terror group once called the city its capital.
  • Trump warns McCain: 'At some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty'

    10/17/2017 8:27:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 206 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | max greenwood
    President Trump warned on Tuesday that he would "fight back" after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered a blunt denunciation of nationalist forces that was seen by many as a thinly veiled attack on the president. "People have to careful, because at some point I fight back," Trump told WMAL radio host Chris Plante. "I'm being very nice. I'm being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty." McCain responded to Trump's comments moments later, saying that he has "faced far greater challenges than this," according to CNN.
  • Person jumps White House barrier; police investigate suspicious package

    10/17/2017 8:08:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 17, 2017 10:24 am | Jack Moore
    WASHINGTON — A person is in custody after jumping over a concrete barrier near the White House, the Secret Service said Tuesday morning. D.C. police were then to investigate a suspicious package, the Secret Service tweeted. ALERT: UD Officers responding to an individual who jumped over the concrete barrier along E ST. @WhiteHouse south fence line closed. — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 17, 2017 The Secret Service said the person jumped over a concrete barrier along E Street near the Ellipse and the South Lawn of the White House. The incident led authorities to close the south fence line...
  • McCain Slams 'Half-Baked Nationalism' in Receiving Liberty Medal from Joe Biden

    10/17/2017 7:43:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Oct 2017
    Sen. John McCain on Monday slammed what he described as "spurious, half-baked nationalism" rising in the United States and elsewhere. Many took the remarks as veiled jabs at President Donald Trump and one of his former key White House advisers, Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon. McCain made the remarks as he accepted the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented McCain with the medal. "To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership...
  • FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama nuclear deal

    10/17/2017 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Rastus · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks...