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  • Pro-Life Man Praying at Planned Parenthood is Assaulted, Taken to Hospital After Blow to His Face

    10/16/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 16, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-life advocate was taken to the hospital Monday after he was punched in the face and knocked to the ground outside a Planned Parenthood in Naples, Florida. The attack is the latest in a growing list of assaults, vandalism, threats and other violence against pro-life advocates. According to the Naples Daily News, witnesses said Joe Alger, 65, of Marco Island, was praying the rosary on the sidewalk Monday morning when a man came out of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility and approached him. Carol Gentile, a regular pro-life advocate at the abortion facility, told the newspaper the man punched...
  • Should U.S.-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

    10/16/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the world's largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia "plays an impactful and active role in the global economy." Message: Sanction us, and we may just sanction you. Some of us yet recall how President Nixon's rescue of Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War triggered a Saudi oil embargo that led to months of long gas lines in the United States, and contributed to...
  • What Happens When Cuba Is Called On Its abysmal Human Rights Record

    10/16/2018 3:13:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | Joseph A. Klein
    Cuban Delegation Disrupts meeting on Cuba's abysmal human rights record More than a dozen representatives from the Cuba Mission called by the US UN Mission to discuss Cuba’s abysmal human rights record tried to disrupt the meeting by constantly shouting and pounding on the table in front of them, rather than try to rebut with reasoned arguments and evidence of their own, which they were invited to do, mimicking U.S. Left tactics during the Kavanaugh hearings.
  • Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

    10/16/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2018
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Famous 15-foot gator named 'Chubbs' returns to Florida golf course

    10/16/2018 3:20:43 PM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    A famous "giant" alligator nicknamed "Chubbs" got ready for another round of golf over the weekend. The nearly 15-foot gator went viral in 2016 after casually strolling across the grass at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida, as shocked golfers stared. Afterward, Sarasota resident Charles Helms shared a short clip of the "monstrous" creature on social media — and the "dinosaur" instantly became a social media celebrity. “This alligator was so large he would only move slowly about 100 feet at a time before having to lie down and rest so he probably wasn’t in as much danger as it may have appeared. An alligator...
  • Will Carlos Gimenez’s construction firm ties taint the FIU bridge collapse criminal probe?

    10/16/2018 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 27, 2018 | Peter Schorsch
    Last week, federal authorities fined Munilla Construction Management $25,868 for “serious” safety violations in its role as the contractor on the Florida International University bridge that collapsed in March, killing six people. The morning after the collapse, Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the department’s homicide squad would explore criminal charges for contractors such as MCM. “We’ve got to look at the reality that there may be some negligence down the line,” Perez said. Perez answers to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who appointed him director in January 2016. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida where the...
  • Police release video showing Lakeland city commissioner firing shot that killed shoplifting suspect

    10/16/2018 10:35:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 10 16 20108 | Mark Douglas
    Lakeland police have released surveillance video showing a city commissioner shoot a man who was trying to steal a hatchet from his military surplus store. The video has been edited for this story and does not show the fatal shot being fired. Police are investigating the deadly shooting. The shooting happened Oct. 3 at the Vets Army Navy Surplus which is owned by Dunn. The video shows the city commissioner trying to detain Lopez with his left hand and then shoots him with a semi-automatic Glock handgun in his right hand as Lopez tried to make a break. Lopez has...
  • Where does your toll money go? Miami drivers, sick of traffic and expense, want to know

    10/16/2018 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 10, 2018 | Dylan Jackson
    In life, some things are unavoidable: death, taxes — and if you live in South Florida — tolls. Coughing up money to drive on the highways add to the cost of living in South Florida. Drivers in Miami-Dade and Broward spent more than a half billion dollars in tolls fees in the last year. Consider: A daily trip from Kendall to downtown Miami costs over $4 roundtrip by Sunpass, or about $1,000 a year for a five-day a week, 50-week commuter. For those who haven’t signed up for Sunpass, the toll-by-plate rate of almost $8 per day amounts to $2,000...
  • Florida Election posts yesterday's "Mail-In" vote totals, GOP gains 10,000 vote lead!!!

    10/16/2018 4:48:01 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 56 replies
    Here are the official Florida Secretary Of State results for votes cast yesterday in the "Mail-In" vote activity: Republicans - 202,731 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 162,881 Votes cast & recorded. Others - 2,465 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation - 77,896 votes recorded. (Independents) Republicans have increased their "Mail-In" Ballot vote lead by 10,000 votes in one day. Their lead over Democrat Party votes cast now stands at: 39,850 votes. A trend of voting now favors the Republican heavily....but, it is still early & the early voting is yet to come. We shall soon have a clearer...
  • Veterans fire back at ‘desperate’ attack on Scott’s Navy service

    10/16/2018 2:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    A group of veterans supporting Governor Rick Scott is condemning a new TV ad by a Democratic-leaning group named VoteVet. In the ad, a veteran criticizes Scott’s wearing of a Navy hat... “This ad is shameful, said Chip Diehl, a retired Air Force Brigadier General. “A weak, last minute shot to nowhere. Veterans engage to win and win with pride. We serve and follow our leaders... Why is it such a big deal when Scott wears the Navy hat? Florida is full of both veterans and current members of the military. Nearly 8 percent of the country’s 20 million veterans...
  • Florida Supreme Court: New Governor to Fill Vacancies, Not Scott

    10/15/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by rarestia · 21 replies
    Spectrum BayNews 9 ^ | October 15, 2018 @2:04 PM | Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's next governor will get to pick three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the high court ruled Monday in a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott.</p> <p>Three justices appointed by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles will retire next January, the same day Scott leaves office.</p>
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies (tr)

    10/15/2018 8:16:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats running for re-election in the 2018 midterms are being advised to not speak about the issue of immigration as consultants admit the zero-enforcement, open borders positions of the Democrat Party are unpopular with swing voters. In a memo obtained by the New York Times, left-wing consultants with the Center for American Progress and the think tank, Third Way, advised Democrats running for election to spend “as little time as possible” talking about the immigration issue facing the nation, where more than 1.5 million immigrants are admitted to the country every year. The New York Times reported: “Sanctuary attacks pack...
  • Democrats in swing districts advised to avoid talking about immigration

    10/15/2018 3:38:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Left-leaning groups are advising Democratic candidates in the November midterm elections to steer clear from discussing immigration in states and districts that President Trump won in 2016. A strategy memo co-authored by the Center for American Progress and Third Way -- two Washington-based think tanks -- recommended that certain Democrats speak about the topic as little as possible and instead focus on topics that will better resonate with their voters. Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action, said that even though the memo was sent to a broad set of districts, it excluded ones with large...
  • Sen. Nelson Sends Hurricane Donors To Democrat Fundraising Site

    10/15/2018 5:47:21 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    It’s oft been said lately that Democrats appear willing to do anything to win. Democratic Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, in a tough re-election battle against Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott, is taking that growing truism to heart — and to a new low. Playing on Floridians’ and other Americans’ natural desire to help those in desperate need, Nelson tweeted Friday a pitch for helping people in the devastated Panhandle area of Florida and a link to where they can donate: “The devastation from #HurricaneMichael is widespread across the Panhandle and Big Bend in Florida. Anything you can give to these...
  • Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on 'severe punishment' threat over Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by tkocur · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy. Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment." "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any...
  • Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

    10/15/2018 6:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Devan Cole and Laura Smith-Spark
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing investigation into the country's possible involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this month in Turkey. "I don't think he should go," Rubio told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he doesn't think any US officials should continue with their usual business in Saudi Arabia until Washington gets to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't think any of our government officials should be going and pretending...
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • Florida SOS releases Mail-In Ballot count for (Sunday, 10/14/2018). Republicans hold lead.

    10/15/2018 6:06:13 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 50 replies
    Florida, "Mail-in" vote totals for Sunday, 10/14/2018... posted by SOS elections at 07:15 AM (EST). Republicans - 152,191 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 121,594 votes cast & recorded. Other - 1,883 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation - 58,435 votes cast & recorded. Republicans maintain their strong lead since the beginning of "Mail-In" voting, about one week ago with a 30,5897 victory margin. All Republicans who received "Mail-in" vote ballots should return them per instructions immediately, every Republican mail out ballot must be completed and returned!!! Make every vote count....the future well being of the great State of...
  • Bible spared by Hurricane Michael

    10/15/2018 1:39:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    ABC 3 WearTV ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Mike Magnoli
    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. One family returning to their home following Michael found whole walls missing and part of their roof blown off. Marla Wood is an accountant from Atlanta. Her vacation home, close to loved ones, is nestled just across from the ocean on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. Her husband’s family owns the Driftwood Inn, which was wiped out, but Marla’s mother-in-law’s bible was unscathed! It was one of the few things Hurricane Michael didn’t destroy. Marla was on the internet back in Geogia before getting the car to drive to Florida. She had a five-hour drive to brace...