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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS ~ 24 July 2016

    07/23/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 23 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            "AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" Matthew 28:20 One morning I stood on the bluffs overlooking the coast at Camp Pendleton. I spied an amphibious naval vessel just off shore. As I stood watching, it came into full view, then disappeared as the early morning fog came and went. The ship was always there, but it was only visible part of the time. It spoke to me of the reality of God's presence. The truth is God is always there, but our changing moods affect our ability to see. It's good days and bad...
  • The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked

    07/23/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ Emails marked “top secret” were sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server to the email addresses of three of her top aides. They included 22 such emails in seven email chains sent to Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to State Department documents obtained by Vice News on Friday. The 22 emails were originally held back from emails received by Vice News in response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request it made because releasing them to the public would...
  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Richmond cop who killed unarmed man to receive tax-free compensation for life

    07/23/2016 1:41:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/23/2016 | Karina Ioffee
    The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man during a brief scuffle in 2014 has retired from the agency but will continue to collect half of his final salary tax-free for the remainder of his life. Officer Wallace Jensen, 33, who worked at the police department for eight years, received industrial disability retirement, effective this April, said police Chief Allwyn Brown. Jensen stands to earn $70,700 annually from the disability retirement, according to CalPERS, and will be eligible for cost of living increases. Only police and firefighters are eligible for industrial disability retirement, which must be signed off...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine Took On Insurers Over ‘Redlining’ as Young Lawyer

    07/23/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 13 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Henderson
    Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices. Clinton’s campaign announced the former Virginia governor as her pick for vice president on Friday evening. Clinton and Kaine are expected to make their first campaign appearance together on Saturday in Miami. ... The case went to trial in 1998, after Kaine had become Richmond’s mayor. The jury sided with HOME and returned a $100 million verdict...
  • When the state executed murderer Richard Lee Whitley in 1987, a bit of Tim Kaine died, too

    07/23/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 16 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 12, 1987 | Frank Green
    When the state sent 2,500 volts through the body of murderer Richard Lee Whitley on Monday night, a little bit of Timothy Kaine died, too. It's not that Kaine, Whitley's lawyer, thought his client was innocent. Whitley had a long criminal history and had confessed to the 1980 murder and sexual assault of an elderly Fairfax County neighbor.
  • Wake held near Capitol Hill for the Republican Party

    07/23/2016 12:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 45 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 21, 2016 10:55 pm | Mike Murillo | @MikeMurilloWTOP
    WASHINGTON — At an Irish pub popular among those who work on Capitol Hill, a coffin covered in black was placed across from the bar where people order pints of beer. The attendees, former and current Republicans who once worked on Capitol Hill, gathered for a traditional Irish wake in honor of the political party they said they once knew. “We said we should get together and have a drink and toast the death of party, as we sit here and watch it dying on us,” said Chris Scheve, one of the event organizers. Those who walked into The Dubliner...
  • Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (PRETENDS to oppose)

    07/23/2016 10:44:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2016 | DOUG PALMER
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, has gone on record saying he cannot support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form— a stance calculated to make him more appealing to supporters of Bernie Sanders who revile the deal. Kaine spokeswoman Amy Dudley said Saturday that the Virginia Democrat shared his negative views on the trade deal with Clinton this week, confirming a report by The Washington Post. “He agreed with her judgment that it fell short” when it came to protecting wages and national security, a Clinton aide reportedly told the newspaper. Kaine had never taken a formal position...
  • Under Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed Germany’s by 2024

    07/23/2016 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Under two terms of a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Muslim population would exceed Germany’s current Muslim population, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security. According to a Pew report published earlier this week, “as of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany.” A Pew report from January of this year estimated that there are roughly 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. This means that today the U.S. already has a larger Muslim population than does Kuwait, or Brunei, or Bahrain, or Djibouti, or Qatar. Under current policy, Pew projects the...
  • ISIS claims Afghanistan explosion that kills dozens

    07/23/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 23, 2016 | Steve Visser and Masoud Popalzai
    ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. "I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene," said Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist.
  • Hindus for Donald Trump

    07/23/2016 7:32:14 AM PDT · by yinandyang · 42 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar
    We as a people, and I as businessman, believe that both material and spiritual human prosperity come from a system in which individuals are free to pursue their dreams and aspirations, where private enterprise creates economic expansion and jobs, and where government involvement in the lives of the citizenry is limited. Human development comes from individuals, families and communities, and not from government, which only spends taxpayers’ money without much regard for its value. Some four million Hindus reside in the United States.
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll

    07/23/2016 7:30:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    USC Dornsife ^ | 23 Jul 2016
    Trump...................44.2 Hillary.................42.3
  • Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

    07/23/2016 6:56:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 8:48 am | CATHERINE LUCEY
    FILE - In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., center, leaves the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. With the Democratic National Convention looming, Philadelphia is ready with freshly swept streets, pristine hotel rooms, lavish party invitations and extra police patrols. Tougher to clean up are the recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state. In June, Fattah was convicted of laundering federal grants and nonprofit funds to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan and help family and friends. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/23/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to local authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • TV Ratings: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Tops Romney With 32 Million Viewers, Falls Far Short of McCain

    07/23/2016 6:34:12 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 95 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Republican National Convention clearly reached its crescendo on Thursday night. The four-day run-up until Donald Trump's accepting of the nomination, while giving a strong ratings performance, did not bring any atypical highs for the political meetup. Trump's speech didn't change that narrative by much. With all three broadcast networks and cable news networks now tallied for the 10 p.m. hour, it appears just over 32 million viewers tuned into Trump's extended time on stage. On the broadcast networks alone Thursday night, Trump's time on the stage brought in 12.3 million viewers to the 10 o'clock hour on through the...
  • DNC WikiLeaks - Lots of Contributions from 'Tobias Seed Corn' - No such Company on Internet

    07/22/2016 11:52:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    WikiLeak Search for Tobias Corn DonorsGoogle Search for Tobias Seed Corn
  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day – Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane

    07/22/2016 8:15:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 22, 2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture:
  • Report: Several killed in shooting at Munich shopping mall (GERMANY)

    07/22/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 757 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chris Williams and Jason Hanna
    Seems to be an active situation.
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • State Dept. Official Convicted Of Steering Iraq Dairy Contracts To Son

    07/22/2016 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22-July-2016 | Kathryn Watson
    A former Department of State official is headed to prison for conspiring to steer $2 million in sole-source micro-dairy contracts to his son’s business, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Kenneth Apple faces up to 20 years behind bars after a federal jury in Virginia convicted him Thursday of ensuring the State Department awarded four contracts for creating milk-processing factories in Iraq to Xtreme Global Logistics Solutions (XGLS). Apple’s son, Jonathan Apple, owned 50 percent of the Montana-based company, the DOJ said. Apple — a State Department agricultural advisor from Oregon in charge of micro-dairy contract oversight in Iraq...
  • 'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist

    07/22/2016 6:16:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Isaura Ochoa
    'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist in Viral LetterAn open letter, written by a first-generation, low-income Latino student, has gone viral, capturing personal struggles experienced by thousands of others just like him. Guillermo Pomarillo, whose parents are undocumented immigrants, wrote about his experience on Facebook, after he felt his dentist belittled his admission to Stanford University by telling him that it’s easier for poor kids to get into Stanford. New Threat Against San Francisco Police Officers “I nonchalantly said ‘I'm going to Stanford,’ Your initial reaction was surprised. But, were you...
  • FReeper Canteen - Christmas In July - 23 July 2015

    07/22/2016 5:56:20 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 126 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | Canteen DJ's
    The FReeper Canteen Presents..... "Christmas in July" There's nothing like a few days of blistering 100 degree temperatures to make us wistful for the frosty months of winter. Throw in some high humidity and zero air movement and suddenly shoveling snow, navigating icy sidewalks and bundling up in layers of sweaters, scarves and jackets sounds like a mighty fun time. It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat, aren't you? And while thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations? Well, you can't actually change the season now,...
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/22/2016 5:51:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | John Binder
    Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user: Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user:...
  • Planned Yorklyn microbrew targets August opening [in a historic mill in Delaware]

    07/22/2016 2:15:03 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Delaware Online (The News Journal) ^ | July 22, 2016 | Xerxes Wilson
    Gannett...link and title only. Click here to go to article.
  • Merkel chief of staff: refugees don’t pose higher terror risk

    07/22/2016 1:27:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Jul 2016
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities. All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees “is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population", Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF. The chief of staff was making the comment after a 17-year-old who had arrived in Germany in 2015 claiming to have fled from Afghanistan, attacked passengers with an axe on a train near Würzburg,...
  • Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles

    07/22/2016 12:23:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 20 July 2016
    Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque. During the incident on 17 January, the group shouted racial abuse at a member of the mosque and tied a St George's flag to the fence of the Jamia Mosque.
  • Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

    07/22/2016 11:31:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 56 replies
    observer.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael Sainato
    On July 25, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To commensurate the event and its embrace of corrupt politician Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, Wikileaks is releasing thousands of DNC/Clinton emails. In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a challenge to Clinton’s candidacy. Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination. One email from DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker...
  • Senior Dems Concerned That Clinton Is Spending Millions on Ads That Aren’t Working

    07/22/2016 9:02:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 115 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Some Democrats are privately worrying that Hillary Clinton has been spending too much money and seeing too few results. Clinton, who has way more cash on hand than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been outspending the New York real estate mogul at a rate of 15-1 but has seen her lead shrink to single digits in certain key states. According to The Hill, senior Democrats met with Clinton in DC on Monday and mentioned a recent Florida poll that showed Trump pulling ahead in the Sunshine State. They questioned whether Clinton was really running her campaign effectively, having spent...
  • WMUR poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat in New Hampshire

    07/22/2016 8:50:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    WMUR ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | John DiStaso
    DURHAM, N.H. —As Donald Trump prepares to accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night, a new poll show that he is now deadlocked with Democrat Hillary Clinton in a one-on-one matchup in the battleground state of New Hampshire. The Granite State has only four electoral votes, but it is considered a swing state, and as such, it is closely watched and highly coveted in general election campaigns. The latest WMUR Granite State Poll, released on Thursday evening, has Clinton leading Trump, 39 percent to 37 percent, well within the poll’s 4.5 percent margin of error, while...
  • Five ways Trump’s convention was a success

    07/22/2016 8:33:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    The Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night after a dramatic week marred by a plagiarism controversy involving Melania Trump and a surreal scene in which Ted Cruz was shouted off the stage. GOP nominee Donald Trump’s critics have seized on the unrest to paint a picture of an amateur campaign struggling to unite a divided party. But Trump’s supporters are confident they’re leaving Cleveland in better shape than when they arrived. “The bottom line is, there is no question we have more unity, more unanimity of thought, more enjoyment, more camaraderie, and the progression is peaking...
  • Poll: Trump, Clinton tied in battleground of Ohio

    07/22/2016 8:15:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a dead heat in the battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll released Thursday. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a dead heat in the battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll released Thursday. The Suffolk University survey found Clinton and Trump tied at 44 percent, with 11 percent of likely voters still undecided. When the race is a four-way contest with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Clinton leads Trump by 4 points, 43 percent to 39 percent. Johnson gets 5 percent,...
  • Goodbye to the greatest pilot ever

    07/22/2016 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22 2016 | Robert Hardman
    Eric 'Winkle' Brown helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering - and test-piloted more planes than anyone on earth... This was not so much a flying display as a roll call of aviation history: Vampire, Sea Vixen, Martlet, Mustang, Tiger Moth, MiG, Hurricane, Lancaster... swooped in tribute to one of the greatest aviators the world has known. No one will ever surpass the records set by Brown, who flew more types of aircraft than anyone: 487. During a long career in which he was torpedoed, helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering, survived 11 crashes, landed the first jet on an aircraft carrier and...
  • Did protesters use 'poisoned stickers' to give cops skin burns during demonstrations

    07/22/2016 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16
    Did protesters use 'poisoned stickers' to give cops skin burns during demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention **SNIP** Protesters had reportedly been placing yellow stickers on law enforcement officials that read, 'I am awesome,' according to WOIO. The stickers were sent to Columbus for further testing and a person was questioned by the FBI, the station reported. Ciaccia said officers were investigating the incident and urged people not to take stickers from people they do not know.
  • VIDEO: Comedian Jimmy Dore Spits in Alex Jones’s Face

    07/21/2016 9:45:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/2016 | Joel Pollak
    <p>Another melée broke out on radio row at the Republican National Convention on Thursday afternoon, and ended with comedian Jimmy Dore spitting a beverage into the face of controversial Internet talk show host Alex Jones.</p>
  • Favorite Blues-Rock songs inspired by the Blues.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 7~22~16

    07/21/2016 4:57:34 PM PDT · by fatima · 260 replies
    ~Favorite Blues songs or Rock songs inspired by the Blues ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood, *Video* Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man *Video*
  • Fox News Hosts Opt to Leave Network If Roger Ailes Is Forced Out (all against Megyn Kelly)

    07/21/2016 4:23:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 97 replies
    Newsmax,com ^ | Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 12:24 PM | staff
    Fox News' ratings-rich prime time lineup and dozens of contributors are reportedly willing to walk out the door in solidarity with embattled CEO Roger Ailes — and against Megyn Kelly. According to Breitbart News, hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Eric Bolling, Neil Cavuto, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Laura Ingraham, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Jeanine Pirro, Bo Dietl, Monica Crowley, as well as the "Fox & Friends" hosts, would be agreeable to leave if Ailes is forced out. In addition, at least 50 Fox News contributors would also be inclined to leave, Breitbart reports. The Financial...
  • Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

    07/21/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/16 | Elad Benari
    French President Francois Hollande told Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday that his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure peace between Israel and the PA, AFP reported. Hollande confirmed "France's commitment to building on the momentum created" on June 3, when Paris hosted senior diplomats to work towards organizing an international conference to reboot talks by the end of the year. The French leader "expressed his concern over the the fragile situation in the Middle East and escalating violence", a statement from the presidency said. "While the latest report from the Quartet...
  • Trump Senior Advisor: Ivanka Trump Speech Tonight a 'Masterpiece'

    07/21/2016 1:11:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 7.21.16
    short skinny blonde on CNN panel (Kellyanne?) says she was seen both Trump speeches and Ivanaka's is not to be missed. So don't be late to the party coverage tonight FRiends!
  • Saul Alinsky's 1972 interview with Playboy Magazine

    07/21/2016 11:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 46 replies
    1972
    Originally published in The Progress Report in 13 pieces, here it is in full, easy access. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13 Due to probable copyright issues, I probably should not simply cut and paste from the archive.(That's what I would prefer most to do) But I thought many of you would find this to be a useful resource.
  • Cruz: I won't be 'servile puppy dog' to Trump, despite criticism

    07/21/2016 10:54:21 AM PDT · by progunner · 108 replies
    USA Today ^ | 54 mins ago | Eliza Collins
    <p>CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz hasn’t changed his mind on Donald Trump.</p> <p>The Texas senator was speaking to the Texas delegation in Cleveland on Thursday morning where he was repeatedly pressed and declined to endorse (or even commit to voting for) Trump. On Wednesday night, he was booed off the stage after telling voters to "vote your conscience" but not endorsing the party's nominee.</p>
  • Second Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets (An Oral History)

    07/21/2016 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    Random House ^ | 2016 (as Translated) | Svetlana Alexievich
    In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to...
  • Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump ‘Orchestrated the Boos’ for Ted Cruz

    07/21/2016 7:12:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 113 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-21-2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro has an interesting alternative theory about Ted Cruz’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night: the Donald Trump campaign “orchestrated the boos.” Cruz camp confirms: Trump approved speech; Cruz was negotiating to help Trump w/ platform; Trump orchestrated boos https://t.co/DiEMmaQRye — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2016 Shapiro’s source: the Cruz campaign. Late Wednesday night, a source within the Cruz team informed Daily Wire exclusively that the Trump campaign had sandbagged Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) over his speech at the Republican National Convention. Cruz spoke at the RNC, where he congratulated Trump on...
  • Ted Cruz rules out voting for Hillary Clinton

    07/21/2016 6:38:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 126 replies
    Politico ^ | July 21, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will not vote for Hillary Clinton, he said at a Texas delegation briefing Thursday morning, but said that he was not ready to back Donald Trump. Cruz walked the Texas delegation through his thinking in giving Wednesday's speech, saying that he had given the Trump campaign ample heads up that he was not planning to endorse the Republican Party nominee, and that they had spoken three days ago, when the Texas senator made clear that an endorsement would not be coming. But he did not rule out an endorsement in the future.
  • Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the flag

    07/21/2016 3:41:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/16 | Shekhar Bhatia
    Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the Stars and Stripes outside RNC in the most violent rally since convention beganPolice pepper sprayed and arrested a group of Communists as they attempted to burn the US flag outside the Republican National Convention. Officers arrested 17 people after a violent melee broke out near the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, preventing delegates and journalists from entering the stadium. One police officer was pushed to the ground as cops attempted to separate the Communists from their rivals, which included members of a group called 'Bikers for Trump'....
  • Ted Cruz: A Very Small Man ("I thought he was a patriot; last night, he proved he isn't.")

    07/21/2016 2:56:09 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 65 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/21/2016 | Don Feder
    I’m ashamed that I voted for Ted Cruz in the Massachusetts’ Republican Primary. I thought he was a man of integrity. Last night he proved -- beyond a shadow of a doubt -- that he isn’t. He made a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee. And he broke that crucial promise. I thought he was a patriot. Last night, he proved he isn’t. However bitter and angry he is at Donald Trump, he knows that Trump is the only person standing between Hillary Clinton (a liar, a fraud, a thief and a traitor) and the presidency. And yet –...
  • RNC Officials: Ted Cruz RNC Speech was “Classless” (Teddy's self-inflicted wound still bleeding)

    07/21/2016 2:35:09 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    LYIN TED CRUZ STUCK IN KNIFE IN DONALD TRUMP’S BACK TONIGHT–Cruz reneged on his promise to endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump. The RNC convention BOOED HIM OFF STAGE!Republican officials said Ted Cruz’s stunt was “classless.” FOX News reported: One RNC official called Cruz’s speech “classless,” while a senior GOP operative on the convention floor told Fox News, “I could not believe it. I literally could not believe [Cruz] didn’t endorse Trump. I’m speechless.”Cruz, a rival of Trump’s during primary season, was booed off the stage after ignoring cries from delegates to formally back the presidential candidate.The cacophony of noise...
  • Melania Trump’s Speechwriter Is a Registered Democrat

    07/21/2016 1:13:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    The Trump staffer who took the fall for lifting several passages of Melania Trump’s speech from an earlier address by Michelle Obama is a registered Democrat in New York, public records show. Meredith McIver, a longtime writer for the Trump organization, admitted that she had helped Melania compose the speech she delivered at the GOP convention Monday night.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 July 2016

    07/20/2016 6:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ROOM ASSAULT Soldiers rehearse room clearance procedures during training at the Urban Assault Course on Fort Jackson, SC, Dec. 3, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton 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. FIGHT FOR HONOR Paratroopers engage in a pugil stick match during Pathfinder Torcher on Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 8, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to Pathfinder Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat...
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Donald Trump really, really wants to win California

    07/20/2016 1:06:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Melanie Mason
    "Every time he meets with me, he asks me...'Can I win California?'" said McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, at an event hosted by Politico's Playbook. McCarthy said he replies: "Well, I don't think so. It's pretty difficult." That's an understatement. California is one of the deepest blue states in the country. It hasn't backed a Republican for the White House since George H.W. Bush won in 1988. The Trump team insists they'll play well in Democratic-friendly terrain like Connecticut, Oregon and New Jersey, and that Trump will campaign in blue states.