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  • Health Law Tax Penalty? I’ll Take It, Millions Say

    10/26/2016 9:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    The architects of the Affordable Care Act thought they had a blunt instrument to force people — even young and healthy ones — to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces: a tax penalty for those who remain uninsured. It has not worked all that well, and that is at least partly to blame for soaring premiums next year on some of the health law’s insurance exchanges. The full weight of the penalty will not be felt until April, when those who have avoided buying insurance will face penalties of around $700 a person or more. But even then that...
  • In Zimbabwe, a Strange Black Market Where the American Dollar Trades Against Itself

    10/26/2016 8:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Mail & Guardian Africa | JUN 2016 | BRIAN LATHAM AND CHENGETAI ZVAUYA
    In Zimbabwe, a strange black market where the American dollar trades against itself
  • African Exits Threaten to Further Erode International Criminal Court

    10/26/2016 8:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    The International Criminal Court has begun investigating war crimes in Georgia, is looking into British soldiers accused of torture in Iraq and, in one of its most politically delicate missions yet, sent a team to Israel to discuss crimes in Gaza. But as the court tries to expand into new geography and investigate new types of crimes, it faces the most serious challenge to its existence: Three nations, all from Africa, have announced that they will no longer work with the tribunal, intensifying a longstanding debate over whether it is biased against the continent. This week, Gambia, known for crushing...
  • Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin Says Raid on Company Wasn’t Because of Critical Blog Posts

    10/26/2016 7:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WHNT ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2016 | BRIAN LAWSON
    Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin has denied claims in a federal lawsuit, filed last week, that alleges the search and seizure of phones and computer from a Falkville business was political retaliation for critical blog posts. The lawsuit was filed by blog contributor Glenda Lockhart and her company, Straightline Drywall & Acoustical LLC, and complains about the Oct. 5 search of her business. Lockhart is a contributor to the Morgan County Whistleblower blog, which has been a frequent critic of Franklin and others in the sheriff’s office. [Read the lawsuit: lawsuit-filed-against-morgan-co-sheriff-deputies ] The lawsuit claims 19 electronic devices were taken...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/26/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • SkyWest Pilot Arrested After Showing up Drunk to Delta Connection Flight, Police Say

    10/26/2016 6:56:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A SkyWest Airlines pilot has been arrested for allegedly trying to fly a plane while under the influence. Rapid City police said the pilot, 38-year-old Russel Duszak, was scheduled to fly from Rapid City, South Dakota to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lives. Passengers waiting to board Delta Connection 4574 were delayed, however, after the airline announced a “crew member issue.” Airport officials said Duszak smelled of alcohol and authorities were called to investigate. Pilots are prohibited from flying with a blood alcohol content of over .04, and officers said Duszak was over that limit. He was arrested for...
  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • Florida Keys Woman Arrested After Filing False Police Report Claiming Attack by "Man in Turban"

    10/26/2016 6:16:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Marathon woman is behind bars after filing a false police report, claiming she was attacked by a man in a turban and told to take a so-called "kill pill." Kristin Skivers, 30, told deputies a man entered her boyfriend’s home, where they both were sleeping, before 11 p.m. Sunday. She described the man has having “dark hair, a full beard and a turban." Skivers claimed the man gave her the medication before her boyfriend allegedly chased him away, saying she eventually went to a neighbor’s house asking to be taken to the hospital. When police interviewed the boyfriend, he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 27 October 2016

    10/26/2016 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ IRADIANT IROQUOIS Air Force pilots start a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter on the helipad at Minot Air Force Base, ND, Jan. 27, 2016. The pilots are assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong 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. STRATOTANKER'S BOOM An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft connects to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel during exercise Red Flag 16-1 over...
  • Black Votes Matter PAC suspends operations ("We think the race is over")

    10/26/2016 4:50:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 61 replies ^ | October 23, 2016 | 4:59pm | Updated | By Carl Campanile
    A group founded earlier this year to help mobilize black turnout for the Nov. 8 elections has suspended operations, The Post has learned. Black Votes Matter PAC was created to address concerns about a drop-off in the black vote without President Obama, the first African-American elected to the White House, on the ballot. Black Votes Matter PAC founder Charlie King said the allies in Hillary Clinton’s camp made it known that a separate, third-party effort wasn’t needed to turn out the African-American vote. “We stopped pushing a couple of weeks ago. They didn’t think Black Votes Matters was needed to...
  • Women Work 39 Days a Year More Than Men, Report Says

    10/26/2016 4:47:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 October 2016
    By Will Dahlgreen BBC News Women work on average 39 more days a year than men according to the World Economic Forum. Women work on average 50 minutes more a day than men, data from the WEF's Global Gender Gap report suggests. The report says the prevalence of unpaid work burdens women and estimates that economic inequalities between the sexes could take 170 years to close. The gap in economic opportunity, the WEF says, is now larger than at any point since 2008. Nearly a quarter of a billion women have entered the global workforce over the past decade, the...
  • After Authorities Did Not Charge Her Rapist, U Student Fought Back

    10/26/2016 4:02:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2016 | Brandon Stahl
    Abby Honold did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. At first, that wasn't enough.The bite marks and bruises were still fresh on Abby Honold’s body when she learned that the man who’d raped her had been released from jail. Panicked, she called the investigator on the case. When he told her that charges wouldn’t be filed, she considered going home and killing herself — afraid her attacker would do it first. The 19-year-old University of Minnesota junior did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. After she escaped, she immediately called 911. She went to a hospital...
  • The Bully Party (Scott Adams endorses Trump)

    10/26/2016 1:31:19 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 10/25/2016 | Scott Adams
    I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms. If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it. If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car. If you speak of Trump at work you could get fired. On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood....
  • Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt

    10/26/2016 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | October 25, 2016, 7:26 PM
    PHOENIX -- The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was formally charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge’s order in a racial-profiling case. Prosecutors promised two weeks ago that they would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But the misdemeanor count wasn’t officially filed against the 84-year-old lawman until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed it. Arpaio, who is up for re-election Nov. 8 seeking his seventh term, could face up to six months in jail if convicted. A misdemeanor conviction would not bar Arpaio from serving as sheriff. The criminal charges stem from the profiling case that Arpaio lost three...
  • Stronger 2nd earthquake strikes Italy

    10/26/2016 12:51:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    cbc news ^ | October 26, 2016
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, one hour after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the region. The quake was felt in the capital, shaking centuries-old palazzi in its historic centre. There were scattered accounts of pieces of buildings falling but no immediate reports of injuries.
  • Virginia Young Democrat Caught Registering Dead WWII Veteran to Vote

    09/30/2016 7:35:26 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk. Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student working for HarrisonburgVotes, confessed earlier this month that he submitted 19 applications for deceased individuals, according to a report in the local Daily News-Record.
  • (CA) Independent turnout low in early voting (Bernie Voters)

    10/26/2016 11:06:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | 25 Ocy 2016 | Joshua Stewart
    Two weeks after early voting began in California, independent voters in San Diego County are off to a sluggish start. No-party preference voters, also colloquially called declined to states, make up 26.8 percent of San Diego County’s electorate, but as of Tuesday they account for just 19.3 percent early voters or people who have returned mail-in ballots. While independents are underrepresented in votes cast so far, turnout is disproportionately high for members of the two major parties. While independents are often targeted by candidates in general elections, turnout among this group is often low. Not one party in any county,...
  • Early voting experiences/turnout info...

    10/26/2016 7:25:05 AM PDT · by mtrott · 56 replies
    10/26/2016 | Self-vanity
    I thought it might be interesting to have a thread for Freepers to post their early voting experiences, as well as any turnout reports from their location.
  • Report: 97% Of Donations From Department of Justice Employees Went To Hillary Clinton

    10/26/2016 9:37:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    YoungConservatives ^ | 27 Oct 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Think the government has your back? Nah. But they sure do have Hillary’s. You know how the DOJ was involved in a “nonpartisan” investigation of Hillary’s emails? Well it turns out that 97% of the donations from DOJ employees went to…guess who? Hillary Clinton. From The Hill: Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis...
  • Bad memory: Jackie testifies on Day 7 of Rolling Stone trial

    10/26/2016 7:43:44 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    If “yes, to my great regret” has become the stock answer for remorseful Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, then her protagonist in the now-discredited gang rape tale—the one who sent a college into chaos two years ago—has found a mantra of her own: “I don’t remember.” Before a hushed courtroom in downtown Charlottesville, a federal jury and a gallery of 24 spectators gathered Monday to hear over two hours of Jackie bobbing and weaving around questions in her videotaped deposition. This wasn’t the chatty Jackie of yore, the one who enthralled the visiting Erdely over dinner at the College...
  • Day 8: Rolling Stone fact checker, Jackie’s friends testify

    10/26/2016 7:27:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 6 replies
    For a second day, former Rolling Stone fact-checker Elisabeth Garber-Paul took the stand to explain why she believed Jackie, the student whose fake gang rape story sent the University of Virginia campus into uproar two years ago. “She seemed to really care about getting this story right,” testified Garber-Paul. “She was totally comfortable with having her peers know she was the Jackie in the story.” Unlike other witnesses in this trial, now in its eighth day, Garber-Paul turns directly toward the jury to explain that she conducted a pair of two-hour conversations with Jackie. “Four hours in one week is...
  • (GOP) Gov. McCrory (NC) Pulls Ahead After Post Hurricane Job Approval Shifts to Net Positive

    10/26/2016 7:27:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | by johndavis, October 24, 2016
    “State response has been top-notch.” Wilmington Star-News New poll results released Monday morning, October 24, 2016, by Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic polling firm based in Raleigh, show GOP Governor Pat McCrory’s “Job Approval” now more positive (45%) than negative (43%) for the first time since July 2013. “We'd found Pat McCrory with a negative approval rating every single month since July 2013 until now,” said Tom Jensen, Director, Public Policy Polling. Jensen attributed McCrory’s turnabout in favorable job approval to his handling of Hurricane Matthew. “There's little that's better for a Governor's approval ratings than a Hurricane that...
  • Self Driving Cars Are Not “Five Years Away.”

    10/26/2016 7:15:11 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 122 replies
    NewCo Shift ^ | 10/18/2016 | John Battelle
    Here in the Valley, we’d prefer our technology to be free of annoying social complexities. We’re extremely good at imagining a world where a particular innovation has won the day, but we’re also pretty talented at ignoring the messy transitions necessary to actually get there. Our most current case in point is the autonomous vehicle. The received wisdom in the Valley is that the technology for self-driving cars is already here — we just have to wait a few years while the slowpokes in Washington get with the program. Within five years, we’ll all be autopiloted around — free to spend our otherwise unproductive...
  • [Twitter] 5,937,478 + 3,585,638 + 1,777,641 = 11,300,757

    10/26/2016 7:11:25 AM PDT · by justlurking · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2016-10-26 | James O'Keefe
    A cryptic tweet from James O'Keefe this morning. Some have speculated that it's the dollar amounts deposited into a foreign bank account in Belize. But, it appears to be the number of views for each of the three videos in the "Rigging the Election" series.
  • Guns on Campuses Won't Make Them Safer: Study

    10/26/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by facedown · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Jon Schuppe
    A rise in shootings on college campuses has added a new front in the gun debate, centering on this question: does it hurt, or help, to have more armed people at school? snip But many believe that having more firearms around makes gun crime more likely. They oppose the campus-carry campaign as an extension of broader efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons in other public areas, which they say raises the risk of violence. Those gun-control advocates are now being backed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who just released a study that argues the campus-carry movement is...
  • Syrian Mother: Islamic State Baked Christians, ‘Kneaded’ Children in Bakery Machines

    10/25/2016 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 24 replies ^ | 25 Oct 2016 | Frances Martel
    A Syrian Christian mother shared her story of escaping the Islamic State terrorist group in a suburb of Damascus while losing her son, George, after he refused to identify himself to the terrorists by a Muslim name. The woman, Alice Assaf, said that she had heard that her son, who was beaten and shot to death, was spared a much worse fate: being baked in the ovens of the local bakery or “kneaded” to death in the bakery’s industrial-sized mixer.
  • Santa Clara County Officials Vow to Keep Polls Free From Fraud, Intimidation

    10/25/2016 6:57:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Eric Kurhi
    With an uneasy national atmosphere of mistrust amid talk of fraud and thuggery at the polls, Santa Clara County officials sought Wednesday to reassure South Bay voters that they intend to keep the vote fair and fear-free. County Executive Jeff Smith said he doesn’t “think there are many people, if any, in Santa Clara County who are buying into the rhetoric of a rigged election,” an accusation that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been blasting to supporters. “Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!” states a page on the official Trump website that requests supporters become official...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Crappy Halloween Treat Do You Hate Most Quiz - Wed., Ocober 26, 2016

    10/25/2016 5:59:31 PM PDT · by LUV W · 204 replies
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  • Nigel Farage on Fox after speaking at Donald Trump Rally in Mississippi (August)

    10/25/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Stuart Varney
    A great interview with Nigel Farage the day after he spoke at the Trump rally in Mississippi back in August. Farage speaks about the polls regarding the Brexit vote and how, right up to the morning of the vote, all the polls had Brexit losing by at least 10 points. Farage reminds Trump supporters to ignore the polls and vote. Watch the video and pass it around to those who are getting worried about the BS polls. It is the best 6 minutes you'll spend these last few days before the election. Nigel Farage on Varney
  • Hillary’s 33,000 Emails Might Not Be ‘Missing’ After All

    10/25/2016 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 25, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    For months now, we’ve been told that Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails were permanently erased and destroyed beyond recovery. But newly released FBI notes strongly suggest they still exist in several locations — and they could be recovered, if only someone would impanel a grand jury and seize them. In a May interview with FBI agents, an executive with the Denver contractor that maintained Clinton’s private server revealed that an underling didn’t bleach-clean all her subpoenaed emails, just ones he stored in a data file he used to transfer the emails from the server to Clinton’s aides, who in turn...
  • NFL Week 7 Overnights: With Another Lackluster Game, MNF Weak Again

    10/25/2016 3:14:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies ^ | Oct 25, 2016 | BY PAULSEN
    The Week 7 Texans/Broncos Monday Night Football game drew a 7.8 overnight rating on ESPN, down 13% from Ravens/Cardinals last year (9.0) and down 10% from Steelers/Texans in 2014 (8.7). The 7.8 is the lowest for MNF in Week 7 of the season in four years, since Lions/Bears had a 7.3 opposite a presidential debate and Game 7 of an MLB playoff series in 2012. All eight MNF games this season have hit multi-year lows in the metered markets, with five of the past six down double-digits from both last year and 2014. The Broncos’ win, which peaked at a...
  • We Need to Clean This Up’: Clinton Aide’s Newly Public Email Shows Concern

    10/25/2016 2:53:50 PM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/2016 | Steve Eder
    In a March 2015 interview, President Obama said that he had learned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.” But that assertion concerned aides of Mrs. Clinton, who knew that the president himself had received emails from the private address, according to a hacked email made public on Tuesday by WikiLeaks
  • In a Tense Campaign Season, Texas Ad Takes Humorous Approach

    10/25/2016 2:24:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    "Please re-elect Gerald," Charlyn Daugherty says. "Please."The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues. The tongue-in-cheek ad posted to YouTube shows Charlyn Daugherty rolling her eyes at the camera and seeking relief from Gerald Daugherty as he talks of tax rates, light rail and other issues while doing household chores. A couple invited over for a cookout appears exasperated with his breathless chatter about policy matters in the county that includes...
  • Could Google Influence the Presidential Election?

    10/25/2016 2:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | David Shultz
    Even if you don’t believe lizard people and the Illuminati secretly run our planet, the world really is filled with unseen influences. The languid music in the grocery store makes us walk slower and spend more money, and product placements in TV and movies leave us inexplicably craving things like Coca-Cola and Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos. Most people treat these subliminal messages as an unavoidable part of daily life, maybe even as a tool that we might ourselves exploit at some point. But what if these invisible forces were doing more than leaving our wallets a few dollars lighter? What...
  • New Mexico to Outline Legal Steps After Toxic Mine Spill

    10/25/2016 1:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KOB ^ | October 25, 2016
    The state's top prosecutor and elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the other officials are urging residents affected by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill to file claims.
  • Crazed teens viciously attack college kids for no apparent reason

    10/25/2016 12:54:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/2016 | Chris Perez
    <p>A slew of vicious, “flash mob”-style attacks at Temple University left at least six students beaten and bloodied over the weekend, along with a cop and a police horse. More than 150 teens, spread out in groups of 20 or 30, descended upon the campus at around 8:30 p.m. Friday — wreaking havoc for nearly two hours before eventually dispersing, according to NBC 10.</p>
  • In key battleground, love for late Democrat shifts to Trump

    10/25/2016 12:40:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies ^ | 10/16/2016 | AP
    YOUNGSTOWN Countless former Democrats in Ohio’s blue-collar Mahoning Valley are transferring their adoration for the late Democratic U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. When 76-year-old Connie Kessler casts her vote for the brash and big-haired billionaire Trump, she is sure the equally brash and big-haired Traficant, who died in 2014, will be looking down and smiling. “Jim Traficant used to yell and holler and scream for the people,” Kessler said. “I mean, he went out there and fought his heart out. And that’s what Trump is doing.” It’s a pivotal voting trend in the...
  • El Chapo’s Wife Files Complaint Over Drug Lord’s Treatment in Prison

    10/25/2016 12:36:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Global News ^ | October 25, 2016
    The common-law wife of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has filed a complaint with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission complaining of his treatment in prison. Emma Coronel is the mother of twin daughters with Guzman. She told local media Monday outside the commission’s Mexico City office that she had just filed the complaint charging that Guzman suffers from declining health. Coronel has filed complaints before to pressure the government to improve conditions for the Sinaloa cartel’s leader.
  • Thousands of Registered Voters in US Election Are Likely Dead

    10/25/2016 12:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Global News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Brian Slodysko
    Do the deceased prefer Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Thousands of people who are likely dead are registered to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that its analysis of Indiana’s voter database found thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased and are still registered to vote. TargetSmart conducted a review of the state voter file maintained by Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office on behalf of Patriot Majority,
  • Potter County Judge: Nothing wrong with voting machines (Amarillo, TX)

    10/25/2016 12:20:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 47 replies
    Amarillo-Globe News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Ron Balaskovitz
    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner issued a statement Tuesday denying social media claims that local voting machines are changing votes. “There is nothing wrong with any of the machines we use for voting,” Tanner said in her statement. “They do not flip your vote. They do not flip parties. Humans do that.” Tanner said she verified with Potter County Elections Administrator Melynn Huntley that there have been no problems with the machines. In Randall County there has been one reported incident of an irregularity, Tanner said. A voter said they cast a straight-ticket ballot and, when they hit the vote...
  • The challenges of polling when fewer people are available to be polled

    10/25/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Quicksilver · 33 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | July 21, 2015 | Drew DeSilver and Scott Keeter
    Around the world, pollsters have had some high-profile flops lately. In both the U.K. and Israel, pre-election polls earlier this year predicted much tighter races than actually occurred. Last year, Scots voted against independence by a wider-than-expected margin. In the U.S., many pollsters underestimated last year’s Republican midterm wave, and some observers have suggested that polls simply aren’t appropriate tools for studying certain subjects, such as religion. Cliff Zukin, past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and a Rutgers University political science professor, wrote recently that “two trends are driving the increasing unreliability of election and other polling...
  • Soros-Connected Company Provides Voting Machines In 16 States

    10/19/2016 8:22:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/16 | David Krayden
    Smartmatic, a U.K.-based voting technology company with deep ties to George Soros, has control over voting machines in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Other jurisdictions affected are California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Its website includes a flow-chart that describes how the company has contributed to elections in the U.S. from 2006-2015 with “57,000 voting and counting machines deployed” and “35 million voters assisted.”
  • ISIS Burns 6 Men Alive in Bakery, Uses Dough Mixer to Kill 250 Children

    10/25/2016 9:21:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 24, 2016 | SAMUEL SMITH
    (Photo: Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters TV)An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. The video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group which...
  • Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Get Why His National Anthem Protests Would Hurt NFL Ratings

    10/25/2016 8:10:11 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 126 replies ^ | Oct 25, 2016 | Matt Dolloff
    BOSTON (CBS) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick certainly believes in the cause he is ennobling by kneeling during the national anthem before games, but he doesn’t understand why his protests would turn fans away from their TVs. The NFL’s sharp ratings decline has been one of the biggest hot-button issues in sports since the start of the 2016 season, and there is undoubtedly a myriad of reasons as to the causes. One of the major underlying factors across the league is the weakened on-field product and increasingly unwatchable broadcasts, bogged down by excessive commercials and penalty flags. But...
  • WikiLeaks Allegedly Show Clinton Campaign Consultant Considering 'Swift Boat' Style Attack on Trump

    10/25/2016 8:05:51 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Mary Alice Parks
    The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks posted Monday an email exchange that it claims shows top Hillary Clinton campaign staff discussing a "swift boat project" aimed at Donald Trump. “I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries -- but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide -- not a half assed scramble,” one of the campaign’s consultants, Joel Johnson, purportedly wrote to Clinton’s Communications Director Jen Palmieri in February of this year. “Gee. Thanks, Joel. We thought we could half-ass it,” Palmieri purportedly replied, sarcastically. Clinton Team...
  • Trump's VP, Mike Pence, on Hillary, Obama, Russia, Syria and the Ukraine (from the 10/5 VP debate)

    10/25/2016 7:09:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Oct 5th, first VP debate transcript
    From the Oct 5, 2016 first VP debate... “When Donald Trump and I observe that, as I’ve said, in Syria, in Iran, in Ukraine, that the small and bullying leader of Russia has been stronger on the world stage than this administration, that’s stating painful facts. That’s not an endorsement of Vladimir Putin — that’s an indictment of the weak and feckless leadership of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”______________________________ Also from the Oct 5, 2016 first VP debate... QUIJANO (Moderator): I want to turn now to Syria. Two hundred fifty thousand people, 100,000 of them children, are under siege in...
  • Oregon Standoff Trial Update-Jury Continues Deliberations Today (Day 3)

    10/25/2016 5:28:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    10/25/2016 | Self
    The jury in the Oregon Standoff trial will be coming back for a third day of deliberations today. They began last Thursday and continued yesterday. Supporters of the defendants are on the streets of downtown Portland outside the courthouse. Yesterday defense attorney Matt Schindler, who represents defendant Kenneth Medenbach, mixed with the supporters. Brand Nu Thornton blew his shofar yesterday in the streets of Portland. He did the same thing at the wildlife refuge during the protest in January. There's a Twitter feed #oregonstandoff where you can keep up any developments that may break today. Conventional wisdom is that the...
  • Award-Winning Filmmaker Arrested in Connection to San Francisco Homicide: Police

    10/24/2016 10:52:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 24, 2016
    An award-winning filmmaker was arrested Monday in connection with a fatal shooting in San Francisco, police department officials said. San Francisco-based filmmaker Kevin Epps, 48, was taken into custody by investigators on suspicion of homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked into county jail Monday evening. The homicide was reported just after 1:30 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of Addison Street in the city's Glen Park neighborhood, police said. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics who responded to the...
  • ‘Largest’ Voter Fraud Probe Underway in North Texas

    10/17/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 17 Oct 2016
    A state investigation is underway over allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County ... Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which many believe open the door to “vote harvesting,” or the process of illegally filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent. Mail-in ballots are designed for eligible voters who are unable to leave their homes, are in jail or out of the country, and many argue that such balloting is critical for those who would be unable to vote otherwise. But the mail-in balloting process allows those voters to cast their votes from home without...
  • RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars Lander's Crash Site Seen By NASA Probe

    10/24/2016 9:38:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | Mike Wall
    Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said. The lander, named Schiaparelli, stopped communicating with mission control about 1 minute before its planned touchdown on Mars Wednesday morning (Oct. 19). Newly released photos of the landing site by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) seem to confirm what ExoMars team members had suspected — that Schiaparelli died a violent death. The photos show a bright feature consistent with the lander's 39-foot-wide (12 meters) parachute, as well as a 50-by-130-foot (15 by 40 m) dark patch...