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  • ‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric

    01/23/2017 11:14:50 PM PST · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has drifted again politically closer to the rival he last week ruled out a coalition with. Borrowing heavily from rhetoric commonly employed by Mr. Wilders, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”. He wrote: “I tell everyone. If you don’t like it here in this...
  • Berlin: White Feminists sing "Allah Akbar" at Women's March

    01/23/2017 10:11:41 PM PST · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    twitter ^ | jan 21 2017
    (Twitter. Short video and comments on German women being depraved fools. Enjoy)
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Shelby, Mississippi ~ 23 January 2017

    01/23/2017 6:05:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Shelby, MississippiCamp Shelby is a military post whose North Gate is located at the southern boundary of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on United States Highway 49. It is the largest state-owned training site in the nation. During wartime, the camp's mission is to serve as a major independent mobilization station of the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is the largest reserve component training site, covering 136,000 acres, allowing up to battalion-level maneuver training, Gunnery Table 8-12, field artillery firing points and a wide range of support...
  • N. Korea: Is the Kalma Ballistic Missile Test Site Ready for an ICBM Launch?

    01/23/2017 5:29:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    38north ^ | 23 January 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
    Is the Kalma Ballistic Missile Test Site Ready for an ICBM Launch? By Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. 23 January 2017 North Korea has recently threatened to conduct its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Last week, media reports even cited “unnamed” South Korean officials stating a test of a previously unknown 2-stage ICBM “may be imminent.”[1] While the North’s ability to produce a 2-stage ICBM is questionable and validity of these reports remains to be verified, they have heightened concerns as to when Pyongyang may decide test launch an ICBM. One of the possible locations for an ICBM...
  • Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club

    01/23/2017 5:25:25 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    News Channel 8 [wfla.com] ^ | January 23, 2017, 3:37 pm | AP
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.
  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually

    01/23/2017 3:52:12 PM PST · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    WaPo ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
    Now that President Trump is in the Oval Office, thousands of American lives that were previously protected by provisions of the Affordable Care Act are in danger. For more than 30 years, we have studied how death rates are affected by changes in health-care coverage, and we’re convinced that an ACA repeal could cause tens of thousands of deaths annually. The story is in the data: The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained coverage...
  • Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

    01/23/2017 2:52:15 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 33 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2017 | Veronica Neffinger |
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her doctor caused her to have a miscarriage by administering an abortion-inducing drug can proceed. Kimberly Stinnett’s usual doctor was reportedly out the day of her appointment. Karla Kennedy, the doctor who was filling in that day, believed that Stinnett had an ectopic pregnancy since she had had one previously. Thus, Kennedy decided to administer methotrexate, a drug that, as the court noted, is “intended to cause the end of the pregnancy.” However, when Stinnett’s usual doctor, William Huggins, examined her pregnancy via...
  • United States & Russia to Free Palmyra, Syria After Trump Sworn In

    01/23/2017 2:33:51 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | week of jan 22 2017 | mossad intelligence sources
    Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go. Military and intelligence sources disclose exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State. Its capture by this allied force would have important ramifications: It would isolate the ISIS forces dug in in northern and central Syria and disconnect them from the...
  • Gallison to admit stealing from a friend, the poor and a disabled client (R.I. Democrat}

    01/23/2017 2:30:33 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | January 23, 2017 | By Tom Mooney
    PROVIDENCE -- Federal authorities filed criminal charges against Raymond E. Gallison Jr., Monday alleging the former House Finance Committee chairman robbed a dead man's estate, a disabled person's trust fund and from disadvantaged youth seeking help from the educational non-profit he worked for. His take, prosecutors say, more than $660,000. . . . . .That while working for the taxpayer-supported educational nonprofit called Alternative Education Programming (AEP), Gallison stole more than $64,575 earmarked to help disadvantaged youth attend the Community College of Rhode Island. . .
  • EXCLUSIVE: Now it's Carribean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle ...

    01/23/2017 2:18:24 PM PST · by Rockitz · 69 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 23 January 2017 | Ryan Parry, West Coast Correspondent, In Palm Springs For Dailymail.com
    Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left Palm Springs after a weekend break in the desert - with the ex-first lady bound for the Carribean. An eight-vehicle motorcade left the home of Spanish Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith, where the Obamas had been staying, around 10am and headed to a private terminal next to Palm Springs International Airport. ... Her husband wasn't seen boarding the flight but Tom Nolan, the airport's executive director, later confirmed that the former president also departed Monday morning but it's not clear whether the couple left together. ....
  • McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake'

    01/23/2017 12:54:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/2016 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump on Monday, warning that his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will spark a wave of negative consequences. “President Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain said in a statement.
  • US investigating Flynn calls with Russian diplomat (fake news)

    01/23/2017 12:50:25 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2017 | By Evan Perez and Jim Sciutto
    (CNN)US investigators are scrutinizing late December calls between Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, and Russia's ambassador to the US as part of a broader counterintelligence investigation of Russian activities in the US, law enforcement and intelligence officials told CNN. The calls were captured by routine US eavesdropping targeting the Russian diplomats, according to the intelligence and law enforcement officials. But the officials said some of the content of the conversation raised enough potential concerns that investigators are still looking into the discussions, amid a broader concern about Russian intelligence-gathering activities in the United States. The officials all...
  • Leftists: Police bullet caused ramming attack

    01/23/2017 10:33:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Video Leftist "human rights" group "Adalah" has called on the Justice Ministry to investigate the death of the Arab terrorist who murdered Police Officer Erez Levi last week. One of several officers present to supervise the demolition of the illegal Arab settlement Umm Al-Hiran in the Negev, Levi was standing with his comrades when Abu Al-Qia'an, 47, intentionally rammed into him. Other officers immediately fired on Al-Qia'an and killed him. The incident is defined as a terror attack, since video footage shows the terrorist driving with his lights off in the police officers' direction, then turning his lights on and...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'critically injured in air strikes in northern Iraq'

    01/23/2017 9:01:58 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 23, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been 'critically injured' in air strikes in northern Iraq, it has been claimed. The terror mastermind is said to have been wounded after a bombing raid in Al-Ba'aj, it has been reported locally.
  • Krauthammer: ‘They’re Quaking in Their Boots in Foreign Capitals’

    01/23/2017 9:58:49 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Charles Krauthammer reacted to President Trump‘s inaugural address by saying “they’re quaking in their boots in foreign capitals” right now. He said that Trump’s “aggressive” and “hyper-nationalist” talk definitely got the attention of America’s allies, considering how Trump once again today pushed his populist America First message. Krauthammer noted that phrase in particular will be resonant, as it sends the message, “We constructed a world where we carried a lot of you… that game is over, you’re on your own. That is an amazing message for an inaugural address.”
  • That Time the K.G.B. Slipped Me Vodka

    01/23/2017 9:38:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 14, 2017 | SERGE SCHMEMANN
    For those of us who worked in the old Soviet Union as reporters or diplomats, all the talk of “kompromat” and “dezinformatsiya” that has emerged with the Trump dossier — unverified — has been a blast from what we thought was a distant past. In the Soviet mind-set, foreigners were a permanent but inescapable danger to be isolated in guarded compounds, monitored with ubiquitous bugs, followed in the streets, restricted in their travels and manipulated through propaganda. To be on the safe side, the K.G.B. presumably compiled compromising materials (kompro-mat) on foreigners so they could be blackmailed or thrown out...
  • Glad To See Obama Go, Gulf Arabs Expect Trump To Counter Iran

    01/23/2017 7:07:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    OAN ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | William Maclean
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East. While many countries around the world listened with concern to his protectionist inaugural address, Gulf Arab officials appear optimistic. They see in Trump a strong president who will shore up Washington’s role as their main strategic partner in a region central to U.S. security and energy interests. In Gulf Arab eyes, that involves above all...
  • Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading

    01/23/2017 6:48:11 AM PST · by Prospero · 18 replies
    The Telegraph (London) ^ | 1/22/2017 | Camilla Turner
    Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading row saying he has a 'duty' to defend Christianity: A chaplain to the Queen has resigned after publicly criticising a church that allowed a Koran reading during its service as part of an interfaith project. The Rev Gavin Ashenden, who until this week was one of the 33 special chaplains to the Queen, said the reading was “a fairly serious error” and one which he had a duty to speak out about.
  • Ted Cruz Proposes Bill To Declassify Terrorism Histories Of Gitmo Transfers

    01/18/2017 6:50:13 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill on Tuesday that would declassify information about the terrorist activities of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba who have been released or transferred since Election Day. The move came after a report that the Obama administration recently struck a deal with Oman to transfer 10 detainees from Gitmo. The move brings the total number of detainees down to less than 50. Cruz and other Republicans have been heavily critical of Obama’s transfers and of his promise to close the facility before leaving office. Republicans point to a statistic that 30 percent...
  • How Trump made small-town America matter again (Must read)

    01/22/2017 11:06:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    The first time Donald J. Trump stepped onstage in Pennsylvania in April 2016 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, it was clear something very different was going on in this state, with this candidate. It was not because the rally was massive, or because it was boisterous, or that it was poorly organized, though all those things were true. Having already attended 18 of his rallies throughout primary states across the country, I found, in fact, that it looked very familiar. It was different because it was in Pennsylvania. It was a campaign that was designed to fail from...
  • Donald Trump Embarks on His First Week With a Heavy Slate

    01/22/2017 10:59:05 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Jan. 22, 2017 8:21 p.m. ET | MICHAEL C. BENDER, NATALIE ANDREWS & ANDREW ACKERMAN
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived to a swearing in of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House Sunday. PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/PRESS POOL WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump starts his first week with a packed schedule—from pushing through his slate of cabinet nominees to a raft of executive orders and setting the direction on foreign trade.Mr. Trump is planning executive actions early in the week on immigration and trade, two White House officials said, and will have a chance to lay the groundwork for a trade deal during a meeting Friday with British...
  • New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” (Truc)

    01/22/2017 8:38:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | January 22, 2017 | Bob Tisdale
    Mainstream Media Ignores New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” From Those During Last Interglacial… Bob Tisdale / 16 hours ago January 22, 2017 …When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than TodayGuest Post by Bob TisdaleScience recently published Hoffman, et al. (2017) Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation. Not too surprisingly, the study has been ignored by the mainstream media. Why? As Science writes in their summary (my boldface): Sea surface temperatures of the pastUnderstanding how warm intervals affected sea level in the past is vital for projecting how human activities will affect...
  • Bergdahl Lawyers Shift Tactics With Presidential Change

    01/22/2017 6:22:21 PM PST · by digger48 · 28 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aleister
    After no pardon from Obama, claim of no possibility for fair trial under Trump. Military deserter Bowe Bergdahl was hoping for a pardon from President Obama which never came. Now that President Trump has taken office, Bergdahl’s lawyers are claiming he can’t be guaranteed a fair trial due to Trump’s prior criticism of him. The Hill reports: Bergdahl lawyers press for dismissal after Trump inauguration Lawyers for former prisoner of war and Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made good on their promise to call for his case to be dismissed based on President Trump’s campaign comments against him, filing a motion...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fred William Zabitosky ~ 23 January 2017

    01/22/2017 5:04:35 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Fred William Zabitosky Info from here.             Fred William Zabitosky (October 27, 1942 – January 18, 1996) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. Zabitosky joined the...
  • Frank Luntz Recounts Hotel Assault by Trump Inauguration Protester

    01/22/2017 12:28:14 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/2017 | Fox and Friends Weekend
    Pollster Frank Luntz recounted to Fox & Friends how he was the subject of an impromptu assault by a protester inside an upscale Washington, D.C. hotel. Luntz said that over the weekend, while staying at the Marriott Marquis near Mount Vernon Square, a protester stood less than a foot away from him and threw confetti glitter in his eyes. "You fascist [expletive expletive]," Luntz said the protester yelled at him. [video at link]
  • Bruce Springsteen Goes Full Dixie Chick: Declares ‘We Are the New American Resistance’

    01/22/2017 12:15:04 PM PST · by drewh · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 22nd, 2017 1:41 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    Democratic Party rock singer Bruce Springsteen spoke out against President Donald Trump at a concert in Perth, Australia on Sunday, declaring, “We are the new American resistance.” The show was the opening night of Springsteen and his E Street Band’s ‘Summer 2017’ tour of Australia and New Zealand. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Dave Clark @DaveClarkTV #Springsteen smashed it! The seats were pretty good too #Perth 10:36 AM - 22 Jan 2017 3 3 Retweets 64 64 likes Springsteen, who has become a Democratic Party shill, playing campaign concerts for every Democratic presidential campaign since 2004...
  • Conway to Chuck Todd: ‘We’re Going to Have to Rethink Our Relationship Here’

    01/22/2017 11:07:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 151 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 January 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” during a very contentious interview, President Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told host Chuck Todd, “We’re going to have to rethink our relationship here,” if he continued to ask why press secretary Sean Spicer told a “falsehood,” about Trump’s inaugural crowd size. Todd asked, “I’m curious why president trump chose yesterday to send out his press secretary to essentially litigate a provable falsehood when it comes to a small and petty thing like inaugural crowd size. my question to you is why do that? After her answer Todd again said, “You did not answer...
  • Secret Service WILL investigate Madonna after singer says she wants to BLOW UP the White House

    01/22/2017 8:02:20 AM PST · by EBH · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/22/2017 | ANNA HOPKINS and ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The Secret Service has reportedly said it will open an investigation into Madonna after the singer told the Women's March on Washington that she had thought about 'blowing up the White House'. Donning a black p***yhat, the music icon caused controversy by dropping the F-bomb four times, sparking a slew of apologies from broadcasters airing the protest live. She went on to speak of her rage at the election result, telling the crowd she had thought a lot about 'blowing up the White House' but knew that it 'wouldn't change anything'. According to the Gateway Pundit, a spokesman for the...
  • Organizer For DC Women’s March, Linda Sarsour Is Pro Sharia Law with Ties To Hamas

    01/21/2017 11:14:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 01/21/17 | Cristina Laila
    Approximately 200,000 people participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. One of the organizers of the march, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist. She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and has ties to terrorist organization, Hamas. Linda Sarsour is very vocal about her support for Palestine and her utter hatred for Israel. She has ties to the terrorist organization, Hamas as the Daily Caller reports: Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an...
  • Madonna "Speaks"

    01/22/2017 1:42:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Women's March on Washington (continued) Women's March on Washington, live from the National Mall with speakers including Amy Schumer and Madonna the potty-mouthed, washed-up old skank.
  • President Trump Remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency [22:23 full video]

    01/22/2017 1:34:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/21/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Trump spoke to employees in the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It was his first event on his first full day as president.
  • $10K bail for man accused of pushing cop off bike during Trump protest (Chicago)

    01/21/2017 11:06:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 21, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A man accused of shoving a police officer from his bicycle during a demonstration to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president Friday night was ordered held on $10,000 bail. The incident started a few blocks away from Trump Tower in the first block of West Kinzie Street about 11 p.m. when the officer told Matthew J. Jennings he was not allowed to walk in the street and asked him to move to the sidewalk, according to a police report. Jennings, 22, then pushed the officer off his bicycle, causing the officer to fall and hit the ground and suffer minor...
  • [Schadenfreude Alert] WATCH: Protestor Becomes Completely Unglued As Trump Is Sworn In

    01/21/2017 10:13:06 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    ...... Exhibit A: This protestor who let out an impressive, movie-worthy scream right as Trump was officially sworn in as president. Watch the video below. ......
  • Trump Supporters Thank Police While Protesters Throw Rocks at Them

    01/21/2017 10:08:11 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    .... I heard several Trump supporters expressing their gratitude toward law enforcement. One gentleman told a few police officers on the mall, "You guys are doing a great job!" Another woman who was trying to head home stopped to thank a police officer on the sidewalk. ..... Meanwhile, protesters didn't even try to hide their disdain for our men and women in uniform. Besides screaming "No cops!," they blocked security checkpoints, started fires, and destroyed property. ..... Maybe one day the protesters will learn something from them and from the Trump supporters they hate so much.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL ~ 22 January 2017

    01/21/2017 10:06:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL My family and I went camping this past summer. We took several hikes down the little river bed as it flowed through the Cuyamaca State Park near our home in San Diego. We stopped for a picnic lunch, and ate with our feet in the cool running water. As I ate my sandwich, I started tracing a trail through the rocks that shot up into the air in front of us. It was an old habit from days gone by of rock scrambling: no ropes, no hardware, no helmet, no...
  • Most protesters arrested Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

    01/21/2017 9:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February....
  • ‘This is the greatest guy’: Trump meets FedEx courier, offers him $10,000

    01/20/2017 7:14:15 AM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | Justin Jouvenal
    <p>The former security guard from rural Illinois walked into a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial and gave a bear hug to the man who would soon become the most powerful leader in the world.</p> <p>“Hey, Donald Trump,” said Shane Bouvet, with all the casualness of a 24-year-old.</p>
  • Protesters descend on ‘DeploraBall’ [lots of photographs]

    01/20/2017 4:22:22 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 10 replies
    WTOP [Washington DC] ^ | January 19, 2017 9:59 pm | Michelle Basch | @MBaschWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Protesters, including the DisruptJ20 organization, descended on the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” event Thursday night outside the National Press Club. A large police presence was on hand, and pepper spray was used on some protesters.
  • Crazy Guy Murders UPS Driver, Claims He Was Killing Donald Trump

    12/20/2016 7:09:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/16 | Blake Neff
    A New York man’s legal defense for murdering a UPS driver is apparently to claim he thought he was brutally killing president-elect Donald Trump instead. Justin Barkley, a 38-year-old Ithaca man, is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of William Schumacher in a Wal-Mart parking lot Dec. 8. But during Barkley’s arraignment hearing Monday, during which he attempted to enter a guilty plea, Barkley says the person he killed was Trump, not Schumacher. “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly,” Barkley said at the hearing....When asked whether he could be convinced otherwise, Barkley replied...
  • Video: Heated exchange in Mnuchin hearing

    01/19/2017 5:41:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Pat Roberts v. Ron Wyden
    In a heated exchange at Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas offers a Valium to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. Click link for video
  • Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited to US, Where He Faces Drug Charges

    01/19/2017 5:06:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/19 | Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested last January after almost six months on the run following his escape from a maximum-security prison in MexicoThe convicted Sinaloa cartel boss had been held most recently at a prison near Ciudad Juarez. He was recaptured a year ago after escaping from a second maximum-security prison through a tunnel dug to his cell. The 2015 escape was highly embarrassing for the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Mexican officials were seen as eager to hand the headache off to the United States afterward. Guzman's lawyers have fought extradition since his recapture. Guzman, who...
  • Favorite Inauguration Songs.Send off's or Welcome to.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 1~2o~17

    01/19/2017 4:54:01 PM PST · by fatima · 160 replies
    ~ Favorite Inauguration Songs.Send off's or Welcome to Song's~ Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack (Original) *Video* God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood *Video*
  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • The Philippines: Whatever it takes

    01/19/2017 4:12:18 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 16 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | January 18,2017 | Jim Dunnigan
    The war on drugs continues to enjoy popular support in the Philippines despite condemnation from many outside the country. Recent opinion surveys show 85 percent of Filipinos approve of the violent crackdown on illegal drugs but at the same time 78 percent are fearful they, or someone they know, may become a victim of the increased violence. Despite that 89 percent of people have noted a decline in crime since the anti-drug campaign began and find that overall they are safer.
  • Obama Commutes Life Sentences of Four Mexican Cartel Leaders

    01/19/2017 3:47:04 PM PST · by Rockitz · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    ROMA, Texas — Four family members who ran one of the largest cartel smuggling operations in south Texas had their life in prison sentences commuted and will likely be returning to this border city from where they ran their criminal empire. One of the main destinations that the criminal organizations delivered drugs to was Chicago, Illinois. This week, outgoing President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 209 convicted criminals and pardoned 64 others. The majority of the convictions were from drug trafficking or production offenses. Four of those convicted criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison will be...
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Sues Hundreds to Get Title for 700-Acre Compound

    01/19/2017 11:48:25 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Jeff John Roberts
    Facebook's CEO is ruffling feathers in Hawaii with a series of lawsuits that seek to stamp out the claims of locals residents who still have an ownership right in a large tract of land he bought on the island of Kauai. Mark Zuckerberg purchased the 700-acre parcel of rural beachfront property in 2014, but, owing to the quirks of traditional Hawaii culture and property law, he technically shares the title with hundreds of other people in the state. As the Honolulu Star Advertiser explains, the Kuleana Act of 1850 granted land ownership rights to native Hawaiians—rights that can descend to...
  • Who is and who isn’t performing at the inauguration and what they are saying about it

    01/19/2017 10:46:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Pat Rockford
    From Wash Post Blogger 'Pat Rockford' 6:11 am EST:I got the straight dope here, from some chicka's daughter my kid sister know: six of the Rockettes have "a little something extra" prepared to offer at the end of their routine. Some shadow legal outfit funded by those damned bleeding hearts is apparently signed up to pay the legal fees. If they don't strip-search these gals before they step on stage, just remember: Paddy here told you so.
  • Charge: Cottage Grove man killed wife after Dark Web murder plot

    01/19/2017 8:30:24 AM PST · by toast · 5 replies
    Woodbury Bulletin ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Scott Wente
    Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a Cottage Grove man who authorities linked to a complex Dark Web plot to pay for his wife’s murder before he ultimately poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as a suicide.
  • California ‘Accidentally’ Releases Info of 3,500 Firearms Instructors

    01/19/2017 7:54:13 AM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016. The information was released as part of the response to a Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request. The reporter was seeking information on state Firearms Safety Certifications. Fox News reports that information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released. That information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and California identification numbers.” On December 28, 2016 — over two months after the release of information was discovered — “the California Department of Justice sent out a letter to...