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  • Without Social Security numbers, illegal immigrants face eviction

    02/12/2016 6:11:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | By Antonio Olivo
    The owners of a Northern Virginia mobile-home park are trying to evict about 15 residents who don’t have Social Security numbers and are in the country illegally, an effort that attorneys for the families say violates federal and state fair housing laws... Waples is owned by a limited partnership headed by Albert J. Dwoskin, who did not return calls for comment. Dwoskin’s property management company — A.J. Dwoskin & Associates — said it insists on Social Security numbers from all new tenants as a way to conduct background checks on those residents... “Everyone has to have an ID, a Social...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four surrender peacefully, Wave of arrests, County officials obfuscation

    02/12/2016 4:57:39 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    2/12/2016 | Self
    "DAVID FRY: I'm really confused right now....You guys I don't deserve any of my freedom. GAVIN SEIM David, people love you, they don't want you to do this...." Part of the livestream 2/11/2016 from Gavin Seim for the peaceful surrender of the final four in Oregon. It was rough going when the time came for David Fry to leave the improvised position known as "Camp Finicum" in the parking lot of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. He was concerned about going to prison, losing his freedom, he was suicidal. Before him, three others had walked out and surrendered to...
  • Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study [what we didn't realize....]

    02/12/2016 4:43:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2016 | AFP
    Miami (AFP) - As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday. Satellite measurements over the past decade show for the first time that the Earth's continents have soaked up and stored an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, the experts said in a study in the journal Science. This has temporarily slowed the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent, it said. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for...
  • The brutal BDS tactics that harmed hundreds of Palestinians

    02/12/2016 3:56:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/16
    For over eight years the Israeli company SodaStream has been dealing with ongoing attacks by the BDS movement, calling to boycott it over its factory in Mishor Adumim to the east of Jerusalem that eventually it was forced to move to the Negev in late 2014. Large economic losses inflicted by the BDS boycott movement forced the company to make the move - but the big losers in the story are the hundreds of Palestinian Arab employees of SodaStream who lost their jobs and income. SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum spoke to Yedioth Aharonoth about the hardships which came to the...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton's name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn't ask her about it.
  • Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

    02/12/2016 3:00:24 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Ella Ide
    Dubbed 'super confessors', for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. And on Wednesday over 1,000 of these "missionaries of mercy", handpicked by Pope Francis, were sent forth to win back the hearts of those who have left the Catholic Church and open the door to repentant sinners across the world. There are certain evils the Vatican ranks above other sins, from attempting to assassinate the pope to defiling the Eucharist -- the rite of consuming consecrated bread and wine in Church -- by spitting it out or using it in a...
  • Sanders: 'I Believe in Efficient Government'

    02/12/2016 12:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    Bernie Sanders said in tonight's Democratic debate that as a senator, he's well aware there is "an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government." Asked if there are any areas of government he would like to reduce, Sanders said, "I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government." Here's the exchange: WOODRUFF: Welcome back to the Democratic presidential debate. Before we return to our questions, we have a follow-up question from our Facebook group. And it is to Senator Sanders. Senator, it comes from Bill Corefield, he's a 55-year-old musician from Troy, Ohio....
  • Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert

    02/11/2016 10:50:14 PM PST · by Drago · 46 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | 01/11/2016 | Louis Sahagun
    President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert Thursday, expanding federal protection to 1.8 million acres of landscapes that have retained their natural beauty despite decades of heavy mining, cattle ranching and off-roading.
  • Clinton hits Scott Walker in his home state

    02/11/2016 10:31:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    "While you took big speaking fees, we froze tuition 4 years in a row to make college affordable. #DemDebate," Walker tweeted, addressing Clinton directly.Hillary Clinton scored points with the Wisconsin Democratic debate audience by attacking the state's governor, Republican Scott Walker. Clinton criticized presidential rival Bernie Sanders's plan for free college tuition as unworkable, saying it depended on Republican governors like Walker. "Sen. Sanders's plan really rests on making sure that governors like Scott Walker contribute $23 billion on the first day to make college free," Clinton said. "I'm a little skeptical about your governor actually caring enough about higher...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/12

    02/11/2016 9:00:07 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 174 replies
    My own workup | 02/12/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The South Carolina Primary takes place in eight days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/12/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/13/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end,...
  • Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% [Japan]

    02/11/2016 7:39:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016/02/12 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% Saheli Roy Choudhury | @sahelirc Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted. "The idea that central banks are now fully targeting the interest rate structure and putting a gun to domestic banks heads in a fight to stoke credit growth is in no way an equity friendly story," wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at spreadbetter IG, in a morning note. The Bank of Japan...
  • New group formed by Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Bevin wants to shutter, amend

    02/11/2016 6:27:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/11/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to "ride off into the sunset" as he unveiled a nonprofit group that will advocate to retain federal health reforms he enacted. Save Kentucky Healthcare, a 501(c )(4) organization, will be launching an online advertising campaign, said Beshear... He also cited an economic report by Deloitte Consulting that Bevin has called "baloney." "Look, Gov. Bevin prides himself on being a successful businessman, and he should recognize and appreciate hard numbers, facts and evidence," Beshear said at a press conference at the...
  • Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

    02/11/2016 6:18:56 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 11 Feb 16 | GREG KELLER
    PARIS (AP) -- Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe and the U.S., as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings. France's Societe Generale became Thursday the latest bank to issue a confidence-shattering profit warning, which helped trigger a new sell-off in financial stocks. The bank saw its share price stumble 12 percent and major rivals like Deutsche Bank and UniCredit saw losses of nearly 10 percent. European banks are not the only ones to suffer. Japanese bank Mitsubishi Financial fell 7 percent on Thursday. In the U.S.,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 12 February 2016

    02/11/2016 6:00:21 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 110 replies
    February 11, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill

    02/11/2016 8:42:49 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | February 10, 2016 | SUSAN MONTOYA
    The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting in the New Mexico Legislature, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill. ... Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told members of the House agriculture committee that the agency has been pressuring communities to get behind a proposal that calls for monitoring water quality for only a year. Flynn also argued that the proposal would look at whether the water is safe for recreation rather than digging deeper into recurring spikes in the readings...
  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

    02/11/2016 5:25:41 PM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    AP ^ | February 11, 2016 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE BYKOWICZ
    His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones -- tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign. That information and more is then fed into a vast database containing details about nearly every adult in the United States to build psychological profiles that target individual voters with uncanny accuracy. Cruz's sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month -- the first proof, his campaign said, that the system has the potential to...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Calls Anti-Trump Headlines 'Very Height of Elitism'

    02/11/2016 4:51:35 PM PST · by onyx · 16 replies
    TheWrap ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Flood
    “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap CNN’s Jake Tapper is not impressed with Huffington Post and New York Daily News headlines mocking Donald Trump.“I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions. They think that will appeal to readers and allow them to carve out a niche to get clicks or have newspapers purchased,” said the host of “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” in an interview with TheWrap.“But, I think journalistically,...
  • Former Obama Defense Chief Says Hillary Should Drop Out

    02/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/11/16 | Tyler O'Neil
    **SNIP** "I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out," Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told The Daily Caller. Flynn led the DIA from July 2012 until August 2014. He said anyone who compromised intelligence at this level of classification has no business running for president. The documents "had to be moved off electronically or removed out of the secure site physically, then it had to be put onto an unclassified email system," Flynn said. "Someone who does this is completely irresponsible, but totally unaccountable and shows a...
  • Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark...

    02/11/2016 4:12:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Spargo
    Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark about 'sweetheart deal' giving billionaire immunity after he pleaded guilty to hiring teen for sex A decade after police began an investigation into claims that financier Jeffrey Epstein had solicited teenage girls for sex, two women who the government designated as underage victims at the time have filed a lawsuit over his 'sweetheart deal.' The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim in court papers filed Wednesday that they were unaware of the secret deal being made between the defense team and...
  • GOP field running out of time to stop Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:06:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Time is running out fast for the “anyone but Trump” wing of the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s march to the nomination is far from inevitable after a resounding New Hampshire victory, but the state’s failure to whittle down the field to a manageable number is threatening to tip the delegate race in his favor before anyone can stop him. Unless the field can consolidate behind one or two alternatives in the next few weeks, Republicans warn, the odds of a Trump victory or a brokered convention will increase dramatically. “I think if Trump is the front-runner on March 15 and...
  • Body cam debunks accusations of racially charged language, physical force during arrest

    02/11/2016 3:58:36 PM PST · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2016 | HARRISON CAHILL
    Full Title: Deputy's body cam footage debunks accusations of racially charged language, physical force during arrest KERSHAW COUNTY, SC A Camden man was charged after an officer's body camera footage debunked accusations that the officer used racially charged language and physical force while taking the suspect into custody. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies were dispatched to a fast-food restaurant in Lugoff on Feb. 2 in reference to a fight in progress. When deputies arrived, Matthews said they separated two groups of females and one male with a baseball bat which were involved in a physical altercation. Matthews said as one...
  • Israel’s Apartheid Libel: South African Students Weigh In

    02/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 2/11 | Eitan Arom
    About two-dozen people filed into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus last Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she's attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader -- both non-Jewish black people -- were the stars of this one, brought to campus by StandWithUs, a pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Students Supporting Israel,...
  • Gold King Mine Spill: Six Months Later

    02/11/2016 3:24:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    On Aug. 5, 2015, contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River. Six months later, questions about the effects of spring runoff, Superfund status and remediation remain unanswered.N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill‘When storm events occurred, the sediment was remobilized’ Where the Animas goes The Gold King Mine blowout on Aug. 5, 2015 sent 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River, which flows into the San Juan River. The San Juan flows into the Colorado River. The Colorado River is dammed,...
  • Don't Forget About Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 2:40:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    When Ted Cruz took the stage at his primary night party in Hollis, N.H., he gave what sounded like a victory speech. And in some ways, he may have been an overlooked winner of the night."Washington insiders were convinced our wave of support would break in the Granite State," the Texas senator thundered. "The men and women of New Hampshire proved them wrong."The TVs flanking him showed the results; he was edging out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruz finished with just under 12 percent, good enough in the crowded field for third place.All the attention out of New Hampshire...
  • California Coastal Commission Ousts CEO Charles Lester

    02/11/2016 2:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | February 11, 2016 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The powerful agency that manages development on California’s coastline fired its executive director Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government. The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to dismiss Charles Lester, who has held the post since 2011. The shake-up raises questions about the direction of an agency often caught in the clash between property rights and conservation. The panel has broad sway over construction and environmental issues in coastal areas that include some of the most coveted...
  • [All Right, Listen Up] How to win ANY argument using science

    02/11/2016 1:11:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | Victoria Woollaston
    [SNIP]THE BEST WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT EVERY TIMETiming:Typically, the first person to reply to the thread has a greater chance of swinging the original person's (OP) view than someone who joins the debate later on.Alternative terminology:Use words that are different to those used in the post.For example,if discussing climate change,describing it as global warming in a reply makes more of an impact than using the same terminology as the OP.Use calm language:The study suggests using 'calm' language to make a point is more effective than swearing or using aggressive terms.In the paper,examples of 'calm' words include those that are...
  • The War on Cash is About to Go into Hyperdrive

    02/11/2016 1:04:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11 Feb 16 | Phoenix Capital Research
    The global Central Banks have declared War on Cash. Historically, one of the safest things to do when the markets begin to collapse is to move a significant portion of your holdings to cash. As the old adage says, during times of deflation, "cash is king." The notion here is that cash is a safe haven. And while earning 1-2% in interest doesn't do much in terms of growing your wealth, it sure beats losing 20%+ by holding on to stocks or bonds during their respective bear markets However, in today's world of fiat-based Central Planning, cash represents a REAL...
  • South Carolina Anti-Cruz Group Pours $1.5 Million Into Ad Blitz

    02/11/2016 12:12:45 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    The conservative group American Future Fund will begin airing a TV commercial in South Carolina that labels Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz as "weak" on national security, an especially damaging claim in the military-heavy state. The ad likens Cruz to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and President Barack Obama. According to the ad, "Ted Cruz talks tough on national security. But look at his record. Cruz voted with Bernie Sanders against defense spending," and the ad also claims "Cruz sided with Obama to weaken our ability to track terrorists." The Anti-Cruz group - run by GOP bigwig Nick Ryan, is spending...
  • Hillary Clinton’s week just went from bad to worse

    02/11/2016 12:27:22 PM PST · by McGruff · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Losing New Hampshire by 22 points to an avowed socialist was bad enough for Hillary Clinton. But then came the news -- first reported by WaPo -- that the State Department had opened a inquiry regarding the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her time time as secretary of state. And bad went to way, way worse. By my count, this latest State Department inquiry makes for three active investigations by the federal government that touch directly or indirectly on the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner. 1. The newly revealed State inquiry into the Clinton Foundation and...
  • David Cameron’s Mum Joins the Fight Against Tory Cuts

    02/11/2016 9:55:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Metro (UK) ^ | Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 | Harry Readhead
    Here’s something unexpected. David Cameron's own mother has signed a petition which hopes to stop Conservative cuts to 'essential services'. Mary, 81, has put her name down on a 38 Degrees petition calling for the end to Oxfordshire County Council plans to close 44 children's centres in the area. The Conservative-run council is hoping to save around £8million plans through the closure of centres described in the petition as ‘a lifeline to new parents who rely on locally accessible advice and support at a time when it is most needed.’ Mary, a retired magistrate, told the Mirror: 'My name is...
  • Report: Webb may re-enter presidential race

    02/11/2016 9:27:01 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Former presidential candidate Jim Webb is expected to discuss whether he will make another run at the White House during a speech in Dallas today, according to a local television station. Sources told CBS 11 News that Webb, who dropped out of the Democratic primary race in October, will make his intentions known during a speech the World Affairs Council this afternoon. The group only said that the former Virginia senator will share his “5 Most Important Principles for Foreign Policy.”
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...
  • Cleveland wants Tamir Rice's family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    02/11/2016 8:17:38 AM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The city of Cleveland wants the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police 15 months ago, to pay for his ambulance ride. According to a creditor's claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, the city is asking to be reimbursed $500 "for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last dying expense." An itemized bill from Cleveland EMS includes $450 for "ambulance advance life support" and $50 for mileage, according to an invoice filed with the claim. "The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill — its...
  • New Year Street Stall removal leads to riots in Hong Kong

    02/11/2016 7:56:53 AM PST · by Prospero · 4 replies
    Yibada ^ | 2/9/2016 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Hong Kong experienced its worst violence on Tuesday since the pro-democracy protests in 2014. The cause of the melee was when authorities attempted to remove illegal street stalls set up for the Monday start of the Spring Festival. Police fired warning shots during the clashes. In turn, demonstrators threw bricks at the police, destroyed street signage and burned trash cans in Mong Kok, reported Reuters.
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: FBI escalation with livestreamed assault and Cliven Bundy arrest

    02/11/2016 4:42:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    2/16/2016 | Self
    "In 1775 when the Redcoats attacked the Patriots, they didn't have a livestream..." Gavin Seim, coordinator of the livestream from the FBI siege in Oregon last night. It all started coming down around 4:30 pm Oregon time yesterday when David Fry was on his daily ATV ride around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters when the FBI tried to stop him and armored vehicles moved in close to the camp in the parking lot (Camp Finicum). Agents were yelling at the four people still there (David Fry, Jeff Banta, Sean and Sandy Anderson) to give up. The FBI claimed to...
  • Trump, Cruz Pound Each Other in South Carolina Attack Ads

    02/11/2016 2:42:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016
    ".....The Cruz campaign released the following yesterday: Playing Trump
  • Something Very Disturbing Spotted In A Morgan Stanley Presentation

    One of the most surprising comments this year came from a closed session on fintech where I sat next to someone in policy circles who argued that we should move quickly to a cashless economy so that we could introduce negative rates well below 1% – as they were concerned that Larry Summers' secular stagnation was indeed playing out and we would be stuck with negative rates for a decade in Europe. They felt below (1.5)% depositors would start to hoard notes, leading to yet further complexities for monetary policy.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/11

    02/10/2016 9:00:02 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 217 replies
    My own workup | 02/11/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The South Carolina Primary takes place in nine days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/11/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/12/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each...
  • AMERICAN RAGE (Esquire Magazine)

    02/10/2016 8:45:23 PM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | Jan 3, 2016 | Esquire Editors
    LET'S BEGIN WITH THE BIG REVEALS: Half of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago. White Americans are the angriest of all. And black Americans are more optimistic about the future of the country and the existence of the American dream. There are depths and dimensions, dark corners and subtle contours to our national mood, and setting aside the issue of who actually has a right to be angry and about what - these pages are neutral territory; everyone is allowed their beef - we found three main factors shaping American rage:
  • What War With China Would Look Like

    02/10/2016 8:25:44 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:11 AM 01/28/2016 | David Archibald
    It will be a small-scale rerun of the island hopping of the Pacific campaign of World War 2. This campaign will start with the air base on Mischief Reef, 250 km west of Palawan. This puts it in range of ATACMS missiles with a range of 300 km. The United States has possibly some 2,000 of these in stock. The amphibious attack on Mischief Reef will be associated with the suppression of the airfields on Subi Reef and Fiery Cross Reef. From Mischief Reef, it is then on to the airfield on Subi Reef and then all the other island...
  • BYU students ‘bubbling’ over Sodalicous and Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 7:48:07 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 52 replies
    The Digital Universe ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Angela Lee
    Some BYU students are defying national odds by showing their support over Ted Cruz and they’re encouraging others to do the same. The Ted Cruz College Republicans coordinated an ‘bubbly’ event to spark conversation for the upcoming election and show support for Cruz on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event was held at Sodalicious at the Village at South Campus in Provo. Many students gathered together to watch the Republican Debate and enjoy refreshments. Fliers and posters were hung up to show support, and many attendees wore stickers with Ted Cruz’s name on them. According to Pew Research the rate of...
  • How to talk to your kids about Donald Trump (funny)

    02/10/2016 7:24:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | By Steve Almond FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    Worth the link click (snicker)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 11 February 2016

    02/10/2016 5:59:35 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CALL FOR FIRE U.S. Army 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy conducts calls for fire during artillery training on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. Medvigy is a fire support officer assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Inf. Brigade Combat Team. 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. GLOBEMASTER MISSION A U.S. airman guides a driver as they load a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain...
  • NH Primary: More Voters Vote Republican than Democrat (284,120 vs. 250,983) R+33K

    02/10/2016 5:48:06 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 20 replies
    WMUR ^ | 2/10/2016 | Self
    Raw Totals Republicans Trump, Donald 100,406 35% Kasich, John 44,909 16% Cruz, Ted 33,189 12% Bush, Jeb 31,310 11% Rubio, Marco 30,032 11% Christie, Chris 21,069 7% Fiorina, Carly 11,706 4% Carson, Ben 6,509 2% Paul, Rand 1,900 1% Other 3,090 1% Raw Totals Democrats Sanders, Bernie 151,584 60% Clinton, Hillary 95,252 38% Other 4,147 2%
  • LIVE call from Refuge -- FBI Seige Happening.

    02/10/2016 5:44:59 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 825 replies
    Youtube Live ^ | 2/10/15 | Gavin Sein
    It's happening now at live link in article. Can't make heads nor tails of it,lot of shouting going on.
  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 99 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...