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  • With no trials in sight, Twin Peaks expenses mounting for McLennan County

    04/23/2017 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 4/22/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Although the Twin Peaks biker trials have been put on hold until after a federal case against Bandidos leaders concludes, McLennan County continues to rack up expenses related to one of the most complex legal proceedings in its history. The two-year anniversary of the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout is approaching, yet none of the 155 bikers indicted in the melee has gone to trial. Since the shootout, top national leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle group were indicted in federal court in San Antonio, which has further complicated matters in McLennan County. Federal prosecutors have informed McLennan County officials...
  • The Latest: Virginia GOP candidate offended by Trump tape

    04/23/2017 1:59:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 5:05 pm | AP
    The front-runner for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race is expressing discomfort with series of vulgar and predatory comments about women President Donald Trump made in a recording 12 years ago. Ed Gillespie said at a Republican debate Saturday in Goochland that he was offended by comments from a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasted about groping women.
  • With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

    04/23/2017 12:47:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 23, 2017 8:17 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships — and reshape some of the nation’s highest courts. Democrats have few ways to stop them. The Republicans’ opportunity comes with the GOP in control of Congress and the White House, about 120 vacancies in federal district and appeals courts to be filled and after years of partisan fights over judicial nominations. Frustrated by Republican obstruction in 2013, then-majority Democrats changed Senate rules so judicial nominations for those trial and appeals courts are...
  • American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

    04/23/2017 11:42:49 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 7:36 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the meantime.
  • North Korea Detains US Citizen, the 3rd American Being Held There

    04/23/2017 11:37:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23 | Eric Talmadge
    Though no details on why he was detained have been released, the detention comes at a time of unusually heightened tensions between the U.S. and North KoreaNorth Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. The man, identified by The Associated Press as Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Park said Kim, who is 58, taught accounting at the university for about a month. He...
  • Leaked Poll of French Election Has Le Pen (26%) In The Lead, Followed by Conservative Fillon (22%)

    04/23/2017 8:38:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 hour ago | BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALLEN
    Belgian newspaper La Libre got its hands on a new poll of the French presidential election "conducted by one of the candidates' teams." If these results play out today, we're going to experience a political earthquake: Last night, LaLibre.be unveiled the figures of the latest poll conducted at the request of a candidate's team at a well-known polling institute after the attack on the Champs-Elysees... Marine Le Pen would be leading with 26%. François Fillon would be slightly ahead of Emmanuel Macron with 22%, against 21% for the former Minister of Economy of François Hollande. The two candidates, however, remain...
  • Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project

    04/20/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy. The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years. The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an “industrial scale wind development” that would have disrupted...
  • Frozen hash brown recall due to possible 'extraneous golf ball materials'

    04/23/2017 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/23/17 | Ray Sanchez
    **SNIP** McCain Foods USA's recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials" that "may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product." "Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth," says the notice of the voluntary recall. There have been no reported injuries, according to the company.
  • How a Cafe ‘Forbidden’ for Women Became a French Election Scandal

    04/22/2017 8:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | April 20, 2017
    Amar Salhi is still amazed at how his scruffy cafe bar north of Paris sparked an election scandal after it featured on national television in December during a report about Islam and women. In footage shot with hidden cameras and broadcast during prime-time by state media giant France 2, two women activists were seen facing a hostile welcome as they tried to go for a drink in the Jockey Club. “There’s no mixing in this bar,” one client was heard saying. “You’re not in Paris here… it’s a different mentality, it’s like the village back home (in north Africa),” said...
  • How Trump voters feel about his first 100 days

    04/22/2017 8:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    Last fall, just weeks before Election Day, I traveled the old Lincoln Highway, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies, to learn the attitudes of voters who lived miles from the off-ramps of the main interstates and coastal America. Known as US 30, the mostly two-lane highway connects 13 states and 128 counties between Times Square and San Francisco. It was on that trip, especially in the Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa, that a realization unfolded: Many had already decided they were not voting for Hillary Clinton. These voters appeared to defy polls and conventional wisdom....
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • And Now, Here’s Your Right-Wing Podcast Host: Chuck Woolery!

    04/22/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 23, 2017 | BROOKS BARNES
    “There was one time — this was 20 years ago — when I went into Cedars-Sinai for a four-way bypass,” Mr. Woolery said. “I remember that Bruce and Kris Jenner were the first people in to see me. That’s true! Back when Bruce was Bruce. Anyway, the doctors were just ready to put me under anesthesia, and I suddenly shouted: ‘I’m the only conservative in Southern California. If I die, somebody has to vote for Bob Dole!’”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ 23 April 2017

    04/22/2017 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 37 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
            ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Sunday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind and...
  • Pope says some refugee centres 'concentration camps'

    04/22/2017 4:31:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 22,2017 | Angus MACKINNON
    Rome (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe's refugee centres as "concentration camps" as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. "These refugee camps -- so many are concentration camps, crowded with people... because international accords seem more important than human rights," Francis said in impromptu remarks at a ceremony in memory of modern day Christian martyrs. Departing from his prepared script and appearing unusually emotional as he spoke, the 80-year-old pontiff said he wanted the woman to be remembered along with all the other martyrs...
  • Heads Up Sports fans! Here's a name to remember - Armand Duplantis.

    04/22/2017 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    Advocate ^ | April 1, 2017 | Advocate Staff
    (I changed the title because it won't copy) AUSTIN, Texas — Lafayette High School junior pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis outdid himself Saturday in the Texas Relays. Competing in the men's pole vault elite, Duplantis cleared the bar at 19 feet, 4¼ inches to easily take the title and shatter the world junior record by four inches. The mark came three weeks after the 17-year-old Duplantis soared 19-1 at the New Balance Indoor Championships and a little more than a month after going 18-9¼ for the national high school record at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier. He had a best...
  • Federal cases delay Twin Peaks trial

    04/22/2017 5:37:35 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 57 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 4/21/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A judge on Friday effectively postponed the start of any Twin Peaks biker trials in McLennan County until after the federal trial of Bandidos national leaders in San Antonio or until federal prosecutors agree to share evidence with McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court granted a motion to delay the June 5 trial of Kyle Smith, 50, an air-conditioning technician from Kilgore and member of the Cossacks motorcycle group. Johnson’s ruling comes in the wake of Reyna filing a letter he got last month from U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin, of San...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 22 April 2017

    04/21/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 337 replies
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  • Another Dan Rather Scandal

    04/21/2017 5:33:18 PM PDT · by Fedora · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 04/06/2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Ever since his forced resignation in disgrace, Dan Rather has continued on a downward spiral. His career, such as it is, has been kept alive by appearances on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, where he takes potshots at his former employer and President Donald Trump. It is a sad spectacle.Rather has now suffered another major embarrassment. The former anchorman of the CBS Evening News has been accused by a website devoted to exposing military corruption of falsely claiming to have been a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.The editor-in-chief of the website www.MilitaryCorruption.com, retired U.S. Army Major Glenn MacDonald,...
  • EXCLUSIVE – ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 5:26:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2017 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any...
  • Suspect in Fresno Killings Shouts Out in First Court Hearing

    04/21/2017 10:03:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, then shouted twice during a minute-long hearing: "Let black people go in reparations." He was charged Thursday with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 a week earlier. Authorities say Williams was the first of four killings by Muhammad. Police say he told them that learning he was wanted for the Williams killing spurred him to try to kill as many white people as possible before he was caught....