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  • Florida Emergency Alert! Don’t Let Them Blame You For Parkland [2nd-A]

    02/25/2018 5:34:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Support NRA-ILA ^ | February 23, 2018 | Marion P. Hammer (Past Pres.)
    Today, Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Senate and the Florida House announced their respective plans to stop future mass shooters in our schools. There are components of the plan that we should all support. Hardening our schools, putting law enforcement in all schools when students are present, training volunteer teachers to use guns and protect children, keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill, and allowing law enforcement and administrators to deal with people who are a danger to themselves or others, are all things that need to be done. Unfortunately, there are gun control measures being...
  • The CIA, Obama, and Soros vs. Democracy

    02/25/2018 5:33:13 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Is American foreign policy so foreign to our values that those who have served at the very pinnacle of the national intelligence agencies have trouble telling the truth? “Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” Laura Ingraham, host of Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, asked James Woolsey, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1993 to 1995, during President Clinton’s first term. “Oh, probably,” Mr. Woolsey replied. “But, uh, it was for the good of the system, in order to avoid communists from taking over. For example, in Europe in ’47-’48-’49, the Greeks and the Italians,...
  • After call with Trump turns testy, Mexico’s president scraps plan to visit White House

    02/25/2018 5:13:57 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 29 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/25/2018 | Rucker, Partlow, Miroff
    Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but called off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico’s position that it would not fund construction of a border wall that the Mexican people widely consider offensive, said the officials, who...
  • The Supreme Court Has a Chance to Correct Itself on Unions

    02/25/2018 4:18:15 AM PST · by lowbuck · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 February | George Will
    In Janus v. AFSCME, it could decisively affirm that workers have a right not to compel speech they disagree with. Overturning mistaken decisions is an occasional duty of the Supreme Court, whose noblest achievement was the protracted, piecemeal repudiation, with Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and subsequent decisions, of its 1896 ruling that segregated “separate but equal” public facilities were constitutional. This Monday, the court will hear oral arguments that probably will presage another overdue correction. The issue is: Are Mark Janus’s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association (which entails the freedom not to associate) violated...
  • NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’

    02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/18 | Rob Dauster
    **SNIP** Yahoo obtained documents detailing the recruitment methods that former NBA agent Andy Miller and an employee, Christian Dawkins, used to chase potential clients. Payments as high as $73,000 are detailed and current athletes like Duke’s Wendell Carter, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Alabama’s Collin Sexton are all listed in those documents. “These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America,” Emmert’s statement read. “Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront...
  • OBAMA PRAISED BROWARD for progressive "restorative" justice" and social services measures

    02/25/2018 4:03:57 AM PST · by Liz · 43 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 2/24/18 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    In the NY Post editorial about the Broward system failures leading to 17 teens dead, the Post reported Broward County won Team Obama praise for its schools’ embrace of “restorative justice” policies that offer counseling and other social services in lieu of reporting bullying, assault, drug abuse and so on to the police. And the FBI admits it got a Jan. 5 tip-line warning about “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social-media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting” — but failed to share the info with its Miami field...
  • Nunes on Democrat Memo Drop: It Proves Dems, Hillary Campaign Colluded with Russians

    02/24/2018 11:59:38 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 2/24/18 | Penny Starr
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke about the release on Saturday of the Democrats’ memo, saying that it confirms what the previously released GOP memo said. The memo supported the assertion that if any collusion took place with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, it was with the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • Mexico Lectures US on Gun Violence: Fmr Mexican Pres Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get'...

    02/24/2018 11:43:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17, 1018 | Fox News Insider
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox offered his condolences to the victims of the Florida high school shooting before adding that the tragedy is "what you get" with "aggressive and violent language" from the Trump White House. .... "We need harmony. We need love. We need happy communities," Fox said... Full Title: "Former Mexican Pres. Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get' With 'Racist' Trump's 'Violent Language'"
  • Nebraska Gov. Encourages NRA to Move Convention From Dallas to His State

    02/24/2018 10:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 23, 2018
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location. Ricketts said in a tweet Friday "We want your convention in Nebraska. Nebraskans love our constitutional rights!"
  • Condoleezza Rice says US needs to consider Second Amendment's place in 'modern world'

    02/24/2018 11:24:47 PM PST · by familyop · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,” Rice told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday...More specifically, Rice said weapons like the AR-15...shouldn't be available to civilians, the Washington Times reported...Rather, she supports looking to law enforcement and guards as ways for protection.
  • School Shooting Plot Exposed: You Won't Believe who set it up

    02/24/2018 9:50:55 PM PST · by Slyfox · 87 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | 2-24-2018 | Onan Coca
    For the last week or so, the entire nation has been talking about gun control — or at least the media has been talking about it. The sudden tsunami of gun control stories, articles, op-eds, and segments is the result of the terrible mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in beautiful Parkland, Florida. Sadly, the focus on gun control has caused the media (and the people who get their news from the media) to miss the far-larger scandal revolving around Douglas High School. First, let me be clear; I’m not talking about the scandal of...
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift

    02/24/2018 10:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.24.2018 | jcg/jm (Reuters, AFP)
    Senior figures of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voiced their views on the party’s direction to German media outlets this weekend, ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet selections on Sunday and the party’s vote on the grand coalition agreement, to take place on Monday. While the SPD members vote over whether to join the grand coalition, Merkel’s conservatives are doing some soul searching over whether their party should remain in the center, as it has throughout her leadership, or shift to the right to try and win back lost voters. “Sometimes the conservative element of the conservative bloc could be...
  • Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

    02/24/2018 10:17:05 PM PST · by lowbuck · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 February 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets and thousands of other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But thanks to fracking, imports are now 40% and the US exports oil and gas. Today’s vital raw materials foundation also includes exotic minerals like gallium, germanium, rare earth elements and platinum group metals. For the USA, they are “critical” because they are required in thousands of applications; most...
  • Schiff Minority Memo and Nunes Majority Response

    02/24/2018 9:52:54 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/24/2018 | SUNDANCE
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  • Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

    02/24/2018 7:49:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 24 replies
    NYTimes ^ | FEB. 23, 2018 | A. Goldman
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  • [FL] Lawmaker asks Gov. Scott to remove Broward Sheriff Scott Israel after Parkland shooting

    02/24/2018 7:23:39 PM PST · by cmj328 · 70 replies
    CBS 12 (WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL) ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Yaneli Gonzalez
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Rep. Bill Hager (Boca Raton), the chairman of the Florida House of Justice Appropriations, has called on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - a power the governor has under Florida law - from his post for neglect of duty and incompetence in regards to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In his letter to the governor on Saturday, Hager said that various media outlets reported that the School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, and three deputies under Sheriff Israel's command "were on campus at the time of the attack...
  • In Spite of Executive Order, Cuomo Takes Campaign Money From State Appointees

    02/24/2018 6:56:25 PM PST · by NRx · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-24-2018 | various
    In late November, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo flew to Buffalo for a fund-raising trip, a quick two-stop jaunt that brought in more than $200,000 in donations for his re-election campaign. The events, one at an Embassy Suites hotel and the other a more intimate gathering at a private residence, were hosted by two men familiar to Mr. Cuomo — and to state government. One host, Steven J. Weiss, had been appointed by Mr. Cuomo to the New York State Housing Finance Agency in 2011 and the state board of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2016. Government records show that...
  • ISIS-Supporting Police Officer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison (Why Only 15 Years?)

    02/24/2018 6:36:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday, former Washington D.C. Transit Police Officer Nicholas Young was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS.In July 2016, Young purchased gift cards and sent their code numbers to someone that he believed had joined ISIS in Syria. According to the Justice Department, Young hoped that ISIS would use the money from the gift cards to pay for secure communications between ISIS officials and potential foreign recruits. As it turned out, Young’s ISIS friend in Syria was actually an FBI informant who was part of a six-year long intelligence operation to nab the...
  • Sheriff Israel Embraces 'Deputy Hamas'

    02/24/2018 6:22:45 PM PST · by smileyface · 45 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 31, 2015 | Joe Kaufmann
    In response to this author’s article published in FrontPage Magazine last Friday about how CAIR leader Nezar Hamze is now a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), Sheriff Scott Israel appeared on WFTL-Fort Lauderdale’s Joyce Kaufman radio show to discuss the matter. On the show, Israel made a number of weak excuses as to why this has taken place. The following report will challenge these excuses, in an effort to expose this wrongdoing. Since the beginning of this year, Sheriff Scott Israel has been hopping around from radical mosque to radical mosque, getting his smiling face photographed with...
  • Trump mulling 'red flag' orders to remove guns from those found to be a risk: report

    02/24/2018 6:11:59 PM PST · by Simon Green · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/18 | Max Greenwood
    The White House is weighing a plan to use "red flag laws" to confiscate guns from people deemed too dangerous to possess them, according to a Bloomberg report. The laws — extreme risk protection orders — allow authorities to temporarily take firearms away from people that judges have determined to be a danger to themselves and others. Five states already have such laws in place. According to Bloomberg, the White House has been looking at an Indiana version of the law. The Trump administration is considering a plan to encourage other states to enact the laws. One way the administration...