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  • New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours

    06/17/2018 5:42:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The era of Angela Merkel may be coming to an end as longstanding disagreements on migration policies between her and her Bavarian allies threaten to come to a head and potentially unseat the German leader, who has been at the country’s helm since 2005. The coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by Chancellor Merkel and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) led by interior minister Horst Seehofer is in crisis over differences on mass migration. The CSU under Seehofer has demanded that Germany should be able to reject migrants at the border of the countryi f they have...
  • Dems Say Obama Return From Sidelines Is Overdue

    06/14/2018 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Amie Parnes
    When former President Obama left the White House, he pledged to take a back seat to make room for other Democrats in the party to shine. Nearly 17 months later, that’s proving to be an impossible task. Obama drew headlines this week after a Politico report revealed that he is consulting a long line of would-be 2020 candidates and offering advice to party leadership. And he drew another round of headlines when it was announced that his political committee, Organizing for Action, is revving up to help Democrats in the midterm elections. Democrats have turned to the party patriarch as...
  • Howard Schultz, architect of modern Starbucks, to step down as executive chair and from the board

    06/04/2018 1:18:14 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 114 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/42018 | Sarah Whitten
    Howard Schultz is stepping down from his role as executive chairman of Starbucks, effective June 26, according to a memo sent to employees Monday. Schultz is seen as the architect of the modern Starbucks, having overseen its expansion from a single coffee shop that opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971.He joined Starbucks in 1982 as director of operations and marketing. Over time he grew it into the iconic brand it is today, with more than 28,000 locations globally. Schultz's latest leadership transition sparked speculation about his potential political plans: He has been a supporter of former President Barack...
  • How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

    05/30/2018 2:45:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 123 replies
    MSN/NYTimes ^ | 5-30-2018 | Peter Baker
    Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory. “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine. He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.” SNIP--- Mr. Rhodes describes the reaction of foreign leaders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of...
  • Newly discovered underground tunnel may hold clues to Bonnie and Clyde

    05/29/2018 7:42:30 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 05/29/2018 | n/a
    HUGOTON, Kan. — A recently dug-up underground tunnel in southwest Kansas was likely used by 20th-century outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, according to town leaders. Hugoton officials last month discovered a partially collapsed tunnel under a building the couple frequented. The tunnel didn’t contain any direct artifacts from the criminal pair, but town leaders plan to continue digging, the Wichita Eagle reported. “I always wondered why nobody pushed this,” said Jan Leonard, executive director of Stevens County Economic Development. “I’ve been wanting to bring this out for 20 years, but it never has happened. We opened up the tunnel and it...
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

    04/16/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by fhayek · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18
    Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65. Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station. Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies at 65

    04/17/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/2018 | Maya Salam
    Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. Anderson was hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three...
  • New York Lawyer Burns Himself To Death In Protest (against Fossil Fuels)

    04/15/2018 12:21:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | Chantal De Silva
    A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth. Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad...
  • Prominent Lawyer in Fight for Gay Rights Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Prospect Park

    04/15/2018 5:55:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2018 | JEFFERY C. MAYS
    A lawyer nationally known for being a champion of gay rights died after setting himself on fire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn early Saturday morning and leaving a note exhorting people to lead less selfish lives as a way to protect the planet, the police said. The remains of the lawyer, David S. Buckel, 60, were found near Prospect Park West in a field near baseball diamonds and the main loop used by joggers and bikers. Mr. Buckel left a note in a shopping cart not far from his body and also emailed it to several news media outlets, including...
  • Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

    04/15/2018 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Hadean · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2018 | John Bowden
    A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday. David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," Buckel wrote the Times in an email. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death...
  • Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

    04/14/2018 6:55:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    A sad case of self-immolation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said. He left the note behind in...
  • Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels

    04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier today.   From the New York Post: "In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.He...
  • Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in protest suicide(trunc)

    04/14/2018 5:17:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 98 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A prominent gay rights activist set himself on fire in a protest suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. David Buckel, 60, was found in the park at 6.30am on Saturday before hundreds descended on it to enjoy the warm Spring weather. He left a note in a bag for police which read: 'My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 'I apologize to you for the mess.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5616241/Prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-60-sets-fire-protest-suicide-Prospect-Park.html#ixzz5ChC9t5Qt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Charlize Theron Considers Leaving America: 'Racism Is Much More Alive and Well'

    04/13/2018 4:13:24 PM PDT · by wmileo · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 13, 2018 | FOX NEWS
    Actress Charlize Theron said in an interview that she has considered leaving the United States for the sake of her adopted children due to increased concerns over "racism." "I don’t even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration. But racism is much more alive and well than people thought," she told Elle Magazine. Theron said due to the current political and social climates in the country, she wants to ensure her African-American children, ages six and two, feel safe. "There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it....
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election in November [ACTUAL announcement at press conference)

    04/11/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by catnipman · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/2018 | JONATHAN MARTIN and NICHOLAS FANDOS
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November, ending a brief stint atop the House and signaling the peril that the Republican majority faces in the midterm elections.
  • Authorities believe California cliff crash that killed family was 'intentional': report

    04/01/2018 6:43:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | 4/1/18 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    Authorities believe the parents behind the wheel of an SUV that plunged off a California cliff with their adopted children did so intentionally, according to a report Sunday. “We do have reason to believe, however, that the crash was intentional,” said Greg Baarts, acting assistant chief for California Highway Patrol’s northern division. The state law enforcement agency made the stunning disclosure after searching Jennifer and Sarah Hart’s Woodland, Wash., home for possible suicide notes. A search warrant affidavit revealed the vehicle's speedometer was "pinned" at 90 mph after the March 26 crash, according to court papers obtained by KPTV-TV. The...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Likes Due Process, But Only When It's Cherry-Picked

    03/03/2018 2:34:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) has been at odds with most of his Republican colleagues — and the President — over the last few months. On Thursday, he sat down with "CBS This Morning" to talk about a number of gun control measures he's hoping to push through, which seems to put him even more at odds with his Republican counterparts in Washington, D.C. What Did Sen. Flake Propose? Sen. Flake made a number of interesting calls for gun control that, quite honestly, make him seem like the furthest thing from a Second Amendment-supporting member of Congress.Flake wants to:•...
  • ¿El adiós de Lindsey Vonn?

    02/20/2018 10:26:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Univision ^ | Feb 21, 2018
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  • US kills more than 100 Assad regime fighters in largest deliberate strike against Syrian forces

    02/09/2018 8:08:07 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 43 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) via Yahoo Noose ^ | February 8, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    The US-led coalition killed more than 100 Assad regime fighters in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said, in the largest deliberate strike carried out by Western forces against pro-Syrian government troops. The coalition said it struck regime fighters with airstrikes and artillery after they launched an "unprovoked attack" against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Western-backed rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria. "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces," a US military official said.