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  • 'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans

    03/18/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 107 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain some comments she made in India that had drawn criticism from Democrats and the Trump White House 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,' Clinton said in the post The ex-nominee said she wasn't trying to attack red states when she talked about how areas that went for Trump weren't as economically advantage She stood her ground - while noting...
  • Officials Wanted the Parkland Shooter Institutionalized in 2016

    03/18/2018 1:42:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    By now, it is clear that many officials either willfully ignored or missed warning signs that the mass murderer who killed 17 innocent Americans in last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida needed severe mental help. But, until today, it was never clear that anybody who had recommended Nikolas Cruz for involuntary institutionalization. The Associated Press now reports that school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended that Cruz should be "forcibly committed." "From the Associated Press: ...documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 128 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Bloomberg Pays for Failed Year Long Effort to Discredit Marion Hammer

    03/17/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Mike Spies recently spent a year investigating Marion Hammer, the legendary NRA board member and Second Amendment proponent in Florida. Michael Spies is no novice. He is a professional writer who was on the editorial board of the New Yorker for over three years. He has a Bachelors in English from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Columbia University in the City of New York. He spent nearly two years at Vocativ, leaving in June of 2015 to join The Trace, the hard-core anti-Second Amendment blog financed by Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg's paid...
  • It Begins: Florida Resident’s Firearms, Ammunition Confiscated Under Gun Control Law

    03/16/2018 9:42:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 157 replies ^ | 03/16/18 | AWR HAWKINS
    The guns and ammunition of a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point, Florida, resident were confiscated by police in what is reportedly the first such seizure under gun control laws signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) last week. The Orlando Sentinel reports that “four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition” were taken from the man, and he was “taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment.” The seized firearms were listed as “a Ruger LCP .380 pistol, an M2 Mauser .45 pistol, a Charter Arms .357 mag snub nose revolver and a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.” The paper notes that “the civil ruling...
  • State: Voicemail About Cracks 2 Days Before Bridge Fell

    03/16/2018 7:30:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | AP
    An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline wasn't heard by a state DOT employee until Friday because the employee was out of the office on an assignment, the agency said in an email. In a transcript released Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group says the cracking would need repairs "but from a safety perspective...
  • The TIGER Program: Obama’s Fingerprints on Another Florida Tragedy

    03/16/2018 5:32:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | March 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: When we left the program yesterday, the bridge at Florida International University had collapsed only moments ago. There was still some confusion being reported. The way it was being reported, I thought the bridge was open. The bridge wasn’t open. The span had been put in place on Saturday. The bridge not supposed to open ’til early next year. At any rate, the left has already found a way to politicize this. The left has already found a way to incorporate the name Donald Trump into the assignation or the assignment of blame. When, in fact, the culprit here...
  • Collapsed FIU Bridge Was Funded by Federal Grant Program Criticized for Shoddy...

    03/16/2018 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 64 replies
    REASON Free minds and Free Markets ^ | Mar. 15, 2018 5:05 pm | Christian Britschgi
    .., Politicized Review Process. The TIGER grant program has come under fire for putting politics ahead of technical concerns.....The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University's Miami-Dade campus today, killing several people, was funded with $11.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The TIGER program has come under repeated fire for awarding money based on politics rather than merit......Members of Florida's congressional delegation publicly lauded the TIGER award to FIU. "Thanks to this TIGER funding, FIU students will be able to walk from their student housing to class through a pedestrian...
  • FIU Bridge Collapse: ‘Several’ Dead, 8 Cars Trapped Underneath

    03/15/2018 1:49:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    CBS News Miami ^ | March 15, 2018
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing at least one person and crushing several vehicles under it.The 950-ton bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, came crumbling down onto a number of cars. Florida Highway Patrol told CBS4 that several people are dead due to the collapse. Miami Dade Police Chief Juan Perez said 8 people have been taken to the hospital and eight vehicles are stuck under the bridge and the number of dead is undetermined. An official told CBS4’s Jim DeFede, “At this point, we can’t even tell how many cars...
  • Meet MCM and FIGG, the two firms behind FIU’s collapsed pedestrian bridge

    03/16/2018 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    When a 175-foot stretch of a concrete bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon over Southwest Eighth Street, slamming down onto cars waiting at a stoplight, a prominent construction team instantly came under scrutiny. Munilla Construction Management and FIGG Bridge Group, the firms behind the $14.3 million walkway connecting Florida International University to the tiny blue-collar burb of Sweetwater, have a long history of massive public works projects, political donations — and a few safety issues. MCM is one of the most influential construction firms in Miami-Dade, and its executives are significant donors in county races. Pedro Munilla, the partner and company vice...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 14/3/18 | Christian Datoc
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the STOP School Violence Act with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday afternoon. Florida Reps. John Rutherford (R) and Ted Deutch (D) introduced the bill prior to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and Rutherford addressed the media following Wednesday’s vote. “The action that the House just took, I think, is an important first help forward in protecting our children, our teachers and other administrators within our schools,” Rutherford stated. “Because it’s going to not only harden the target through technology, but most importantly, I believe, it’s going to provide the tools and education needed...” “Violence at...
  • BREAKING: Several Dead After 950-Ton Pedestrian Bridge Collapses At Florida International University

    03/15/2018 3:29:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 133 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: Thanks to our friends at Twitchy, there are some people who think this horrific bridge collapse is Trump’s fault—and that he should be impeached for it Brand new unopened Pedestrian Bridge collapses in Miami. The era of Trump is turning America into a corrupt 3rd World country. Florida needs to be run by Democrats, the Republicans just make up their own versions of reality. #TheResistance— james johnson (@jimmyhawk9) March 15, 2018 Horrible tragedy in Florida. Bridge collapse. I don't know what regulations were followed or not followed. Way to early to say what happened here. I can say...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • Moment sheriff's deputy stayed OUTSIDE Parkland school while 17 children were massacred

    03/15/2018 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Moment sheriff's deputy stayed OUTSIDE Parkland school while 17 children were massacred inside is caught on newly released CCTV footage Newly released school security video shows a Florida sheriff's deputy go toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but he stayed outside with his handgun drawn for some 27 minutes. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video on Thursday showing disgraced former Deputy Scot Peterson's actions during the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. It shows him and a staff member rushing toward the 1200...
  • Judicial Watch: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First One or Two Officers...

    03/15/2018 1:48:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 15, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First One or Two Officers on Scene should ‘Confront the Shooter’ ‘Remember, every time you hear a gunshot in an active shooter incident; you have to believe that is another victim being killed.’ Four Officers on Scene at February 14 Parkland Shooting Did Not Enter School Building (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released Broward County Sheriff’s Office training and operation materials that specifically dictate that the first one or two officers on the scene of an active shooter incident “will immediately go to confront the shooter.” The Broward...
  • Broward Deputy Scot Peterson seen standing outside during Florida school shooting in new video

    03/15/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-15-2018 | Katherine Lam
    Broward Deputy Scot Peterson stands safely behind a concrete wall taking no action as high school students lay dead and wounded just feet away, newly released video of the Florida school shooting shows. The Broward Sheriff’s Office released the 27-minute video Thursday of the former longtime resource officer responding to initial reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Peterson, who was assigned to the school and on site when the shooting began, is seen with a civilian security monitor at the start of the video, but spends most of the video standing outside the...
  • Florida International University Bridge Collapses, Cars Underneath

    03/15/2018 11:32:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 566 replies ^ | 03/15/2018 | Staff
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon in West Miami-Dade. The bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars. There are reports of numerous people injured in the collapse. At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. It was then lowered into its final position, just west of 109th Avenue that day. The main span was built next to Southwest 8th Street.
  • Parents Argue School District’s Decision to Allow Student Walkout Breaks Law

    03/15/2018 12:53:27 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A group of parents from New Milford, Connecticut has hired an attorney to articulate their concerns about the decision by their school district to allow students to participate in the national student walkout held Wednesday to advocate for gun control. In an email sent to Breitbart News, the parents – who wish to remain anonymous – argue the student walkout might appear to be a fairly innocuous First Amendment event to honor the students killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting and to advocate for gun control. However, the parents add, the decision involves issues concerning “adherence to law and policy,...
  • Change to CA Election Voting Proceedures

    03/14/2018 9:29:09 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    14 Mar 18 | hapnHAL
    CA Election Changes for 2018 (SB 450) Get ready for a new era of voting in California: Senate Bill 450, which passed in 2016, does away with neighborhood polling places and replaces them with elections conducted primarily by mail. In 2018, some counties in California will close many neighborhood polling locations in favor of consolidated vote centers. It represents another effort to boost sagging voter participation. Under the system, which Sacramento is among the first counties to adopt, every registered voter will receive a mail ballot. Drop-off locations will be available up to four weeks before election day, and temporary...