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  • TPS Not Changing Bathroom Policy For Transgender Students

    02/24/2017 4:36:54 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 31 replies
    KOTV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Taylor Newcomb
    (snip) Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist released a statement on her Facebook page Thursday. It says, in part, that they "honor the dignity and equality of their transgender and gender non-conforming students." (snip) Deborah Gist 16 hours ago Every family has a place at Tulsa Public Schools. We are an inclusive and affirming community of learners who value and celebrate diversity in all of its forms, including race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity, and gender expression. Our diversity is a community treasure that enriches teaching, learning, and working experiences in our district. We know that our community members have questions,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 February 2017

    02/23/2017 6:01:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 150 replies
    February 23, 2017 | 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,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Dr. Oz: EEG Brain Scans Reveal Fake News Threatens Your Health

    02/23/2017 9:55:44 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Obseerver ^ | 2/23/17 | Dr. Mehmet Oz
    our show will spotlight a first-of-its-kind social experiment to identify the dangerous and disruptive effect of fake news on our brains. We had high profile fake news creator Jestin Coler craft two fictional stories: one designed to prey on liberals and another on conservatives. Women read the articles, not knowing they were fake, as neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen gathered quantitative EEG assessments. The findings supported results of a functional MRI study recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, which showed how challenging a person’s political beliefs could activate the parts of the brain associated with emotion and self-identity. A self-described liberal...
  • Trumps Will Be Dancing, Not Listening, On Oscar Night

    02/23/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Davis
    As Hollywood’s stars deliver their off-the-cuff condemnations of President Donald Trump at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the president and first lady Melania Trump will be having a ball. Literally. Sunday night is the annual Governors Ball, a part of the National Governors Association meetings in Washington. “Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday.
  • Nancy Pelosi showing signs of mental breakdown

    02/23/2017 8:21:30 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 2/23/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Has Trump Derangement Syndrome affected the ability of Nancy Pelosi to perform normal life functions (for a politician)? Or is age finally taking its toll on her? Or have the laws of karma struck back at the party that claims the 25th Amendment could be used to force President Trump out of office for “mental incapacity”? It is hard to say, but yesterday, Rep. Pelosi appeared to suffer a form of mental breakdown while speaking to a leftist support group, repeating words, choosing the incorrect word, and claiming that John Kasich is the Governor of Illinois.
  • Keith Ellison Calls For Impeachment Investigations Of Trump

    02/23/2017 5:47:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/22/17 | Chuck Ross
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a top candidate to take over as chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Wednesday for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. “I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment,” Ellison said during a debate on CNN on Wednesday with his fellow DNC chair hopefuls. The left-wing Ellison, who is one of the top contenders for DNC chair, argued that Trump was in violation of the emoluments clause, a constitutional clause which prohibits presidents from receiving payment from foreign governments. Some Trump opponents have...
  • DNC Chair Hopeful Keith Ellison Thinks The Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor (VIDEO)

    02/22/2017 4:34:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/22/17 | Cristina Laila
    The Democrats always pick their best and brightest to head the DNC. DNC chair candidate, Keith Ellison appeared on the O’Reilly Factor a few years ago and when Bill O’Reilly brought up Nazi Germany, Keith Ellison said they bombed Pearl Harbor. You just can’t make this stuff up! Bill O’Reilly: “I will point to history…the same mindset was taken when dealing with Nazi Germany. We’re not going to go in an aggressive action, we don’t believe they’re gong to do this, we don’t believe they’re gonna do that…and they absolutely did everything! So I think you gotta look at history.”...
  • America First ... but what about Iran? #everysecondcounts

    02/22/2017 1:51:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    You Tube ^ | Amir M
    this message from the government of Iran 0:09clear president Trump feel like we've 0:13got enough on the wrong foot 0:16you may not know if there are countries 0:17have a great deal income and not a great 0:20feeling come in fact let us introduce 0:22ourselves 0:24this is the Middle East and here is Iran 0:28you might want to this piece of land 0:30here no it is not a spelling error it is 0:33Iraq Iran Iraq different countries crazy 0:36final couldn't be more different 0:38district Victor mostly error this pic 0:42for your most persians couldn't be the 0:44difference could not be more...
  • Google News check: "Trump Sweden"

    02/22/2017 1:08:28 PM PST · by bobk3 · 10 replies
    Google News ^ | 2/22/17
    Periodically, I do searches on Google News to gauge how biased Google and what is being presented by the MSM to most of America are. This time I did a search with the keywords "Trump" and "Sweden." Here are the results which are unsurprisingly contrary to reality: --Sweden's official Twitter account debunks Donald Trump claims ... The Independent-6 hours ago --Fact check: Trump exaggerates Swedish crime In-Depth-USA TODAY-Feb 21, 2017 --What President Trump's Sweden moment reveals Blog-Washington Post (blog)-Feb 20, 2017 --Trump, Sweden and the real refugee threat Opinion-Chicago Tribune-Feb 20, 2017 --Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert ridicule President Trump for...
  • New York Times ignores Starnes' latest best-selling book 'Deplorables'

    02/22/2017 12:16:06 PM PST · by bobk3 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/22/17
    Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes is joining the long list of conservative authors who have been excluded from the (failing) New York Times Best Sellers list -- despite selling enough books to qualify for the No. 2 spot... But Starnes reportedly isn’t the only conservative author who has been pushed aside and ignored by the New York Times. Texas Republican Sen.Ted Cruz’s memoir “A Time for Truth” was omitted from the list in 2015, as was Dinesh D’Souza’s “America in 2014," David Limbaugh’s “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel" and claims from conservative author Dick...
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Hope of America’ Is Republicans Break With Trump

    02/22/2017 12:04:03 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/17 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said “the hope of America” was if Republicans break with President Donald Trump. Schumer said, “Let me put it like this when you talk to Republicans quietly, you know, in the cloak room in the gym, they are having real problems with him. Now, very few, John McCain to his credit, but very few have had the courage to oppose him even though they know he’s doing a lot of things that are against what America is all about.” .
  • Muslim activists raise over $70,000 to aid vandalized Jewish cemetery

    02/22/2017 9:52:04 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies - ABC News - Good MorningAmerica ^ | February 22, 2017 | Karma Allen
    As of early Wednesday morning, a crowdfunding campaign started by Muslim activists had raised over $70,000 in an effort to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri. "Muslim Americans stand in solidarity with the Jewish-American community to condemn this horrific act of desecration against the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery," read the crowdfunding campaign's website, which was spearheaded by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi. "We also extend our deepest condolences to all those who have been affected and to the Jewish community at large." The effort comes after more than 170 headstones were damaged late Sunday...
  • Martin Schultz Wants To Give Refugees The Right To Vote In German Election

    02/22/2017 9:20:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden | Tyler Durden
    To win the election in Germany, the SPD & Greens want to move to change the law regarding voting rights. Essentially, they want to give the refugees a right to vote. They need not be an EU citizen nor do they need to pay taxes. The mere right to vote is you happen to be there at the time. Meanwhile, the SPD has now taken the lead in polls from Merkel. Martin Schulz, the German Social Democrats’ candidate for federal elections in September, is the very person who in the EU wants to federalize Europe and this scheme is intended...
  • Did Trump Cause Riots In Sweden??

    02/22/2017 8:27:40 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 21, 2017 | The Young Turks
    Video description: "Sweden was doing great until Trump started talking about them"
  • California Drought-Busting Rains Sum It Up

    02/22/2017 7:40:22 AM PST · by pgkdan · 16 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 02/22/17 | Joe Bastardi
    I will be short here because, frankly, there is not much more to say. We are dealing with a relentless opponent on the AGW side who understands that: 1) Most people don’t know what the weather has done before and is capable of doing again simply by its nature; and 2) A compliant press and accepting public has been taught that we are destroying the planet (I call it the “Fern Gully” generation, a movie that was banned in our house for my kids, but I am sure many kids around my kids' age have seen it). I grow wary...
  • Pulaski Deputy Concerned for Safety of Girl Who Took His Bike (#helpsavethenextgirl)

    02/22/2017 5:15:58 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 39 replies
    WSLS ^ | 2/20/17 | Irisha Jones
    A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy has a message for the community after his bike was taken from his home earlier this month by a stranded 19-year-old. The deputy took to his Facebook page to express his concerns for her safety. “A young lady found my bicycle and she was out here alone in the dark and decided she needed it for a ride home. So she took my bike,” said Bowden. Bowden said he didn’t know it was missing until it was returned to his grandmother’s house next door with this note, apologizing for taking it without permission. The 19-year-old...
  • James O'Keefe Tells Sean Hannity About 'Wikileaks Style' Dump On Network News( Releases in 48 Hours)

    02/22/2017 4:44:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/21/17 | We Americans
    James O'Keefe Tells Sean Hannity Hannity About 'Wikileaks Style' Dump On Network News
  • Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says

    02/21/2017 7:37:11 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 71 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and TED MANN
    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants,” Mr. Spicer...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Full Press Conference (2/21/17)

    02/21/2017 4:26:47 PM PST · by grundle · 98 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulos YouTube channel ^ | February 21, 2017 | Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Ky. Dems: "Make Mitch Listen in Louisville on Feb. 22"

    02/21/2017 4:08:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Ky. Dems ^ | February 22, 2016 | Kentucky Democrat Party
    Mitch won't answer phone calls. He runs from us at the airport. He thinks he can silence Sen. Warren and her reading of the Coretta Scott King Letter. He orchestrated the DeVos confirmation. This is the tip of the iceberg. We are working to #DitchMitch. Let him know what you think on Feb. 22 in Louisville at 11 am. Louisville Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd Jeffersontown, KY 40299
  • The Feminist Government That Hates Women [Sweden sides with rapists, doesn't care about victims]

    02/21/2017 3:38:00 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 7, 2017 | Angry Foreigner
  • Chilling New Scandal Hits Democrats

    02/21/2017 9:14:45 AM PST · by KyCats · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Cassy Fiano
    It turns out that congressional staffers have been taking money from an Iraqi politician. These staffers just happen to be the ones who were fired for attempting to access sensitive information. Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan took $100,000 Dr. Ali al-Attar, money that — according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group — was “funneled through a company with ‘impossible’-to-decipher financial transactions that the congressional information technology (IT) staffers controlled.” All three of the brothers are now under a criminal investigation. Imran Awan provided IT services for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the disgraced Democrat who was forced to resign as...
  • Michael Moore Launches Website With Goal To Remove Trump From Office

    02/21/2017 6:45:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Michael Moore launched a website Monday with the goal of having President Donald Trump removed from office. The 62-year-old filmmaker announced on his Facebook page the start of the “Resistance Calendar” website. The website promotes any kind of anti-Trump event across all fifty states that is geared to “stop the Trump madness.” “GOOD NEWS FRIENDS,” Moore wrote in the lengthy post. “I’ve promised you a one-stop site, a clearinghouse of all actions–a RESISTANCE CALENDAR–where you can find EVERY upcoming action, protest, march, sit-in, town hall, anti-Trump, pro-democracy event in all 50 states! A site where YOU can post your own...
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling a regulation central to former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming. A source briefed on the matter told The Washington Post one of the orders “will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities” and order “the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.” Trump will issue a second order instructing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.”...
  • Teacher ‘Reassigned’ After Praising Trump Action On Immigration

    02/21/2017 6:04:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    EAG News ^ | 02/21/17 | VICTOR SKINNER
    NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday.   Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.   “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation....
  • Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail

    02/21/2017 5:36:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/17/17 | Brian Darling
    On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, “No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts!” and “Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now.” Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. Unfortunately, the leadership and establishment in the Republican party is incompetent. When you compare the accomplishments of President Barack Obama...
  • Burger King owner could buy Popeyes as early as this week

    02/21/2017 5:33:16 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 2/20/2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Burger King and Tim Horton's owner Restaurant Brands International is nearing a deal to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, according to a Reuters report. First reported last week, the deal could help the Georgia-based Popeyes reach more global diners and boost Restaurant Brands' already strong roster of restaurants. A deal could be announced as early as this week, sources told Reuters. Shares of Restaurant Brands were slightly positive on Monday, while shares of Popeyes were slightly negative. Some analysts have welcomed the idea of a deal.
  • 5 rules governing male-female relations

    02/21/2017 5:22:16 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 2/21/2017 | Burt Perlutsky
    After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals foolishly ruled that a judge in Washington had the authority to overrule President Trump when it came to banning immigration from seven flashpoints of Islamic terrorism, those on the left rushed to praise the decision. In time, it’s likely to bite them in the rump. As everyone but those who are still mourning Hillary Clinton’s defeat are aware, the 9th Circuit is overruled so often by the Supreme Court that even bookies don’t like the odds. So how will those on the left react when a Supreme Court, even one that is equally...
  • Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality

    02/21/2017 4:57:38 AM PST · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio, February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality. Elizabeth Johnston, aka the “Activist Mommy,” says there is a big disconnect between Zuckerberg’s recent call for a global “inclusive community” and Facebook’s “censorship of Christians.” “They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that FB is unbiased,” she stated in a news release. She has had...
  • Police fire on stolen truck driven by drugged out Swede in Barcelona

    02/21/2017 4:39:44 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    TheLocal ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Wire
    "We detained a person who was of Swedish nationality," a spokesman for the regional police told AFP. Barcelona's city hall said the small white truck -- which had dozens of orange gas bottles stacked on the back in plain view -- had been stolen. There was no indication as yet whether this was an attempted attack or just a plain robbery. Mireia Ruiz, a woman who saw the truck from her home nearby, said the driver ignored people screaming at him to stop as he sped down the wrong side of a ring road in the popular Spanish Mediterranean resort...
  • AUDIO FILE: Top CPAC Executive Caught Talking Terribly About Big Name Conservatives

    02/21/2017 4:26:54 AM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 2/20/17 | DML
    DML is in possession of an audio file which we planned to release today at 7pm. The file contains comments made by a top level executive from the American Conservative Union (ACU) speaking terribly about well-known people who often speak at CPAC. But our plans changed this afternoon when conservative activist, Milo Yiannopoulos, had his invitation to speak at CPAC 2017 rescinded by the ACU. We’ve decided to release our audio file tomorrow morning at 12:00pm eastern standard time. Below are some of the hard hitting comments heard on the audio file.
  • Study: Venezuelans lost 19 lbs. on average over past year due to lack of food

    02/20/2017 7:37:55 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2017
    In a new sign that Venezuela’s financial crisis is morphing dangerously into a humanitarian one, a new nationwide survey shows that in the past year nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of 19 pounds for lack of food. The extreme poor said they dropped even more weight than that. The 2016 Living Conditions Survey (Encovi, for its name in Spanish), conducted among 6,500 families, also found that as many as 32.5 percent eat only once or twice a day — the figure was 11.3 just a year ago. In all, 82 percent of the nation's households live...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-4)

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
  • Tucker Carlson Interviews Ami Horowitz, Director of Sweden and Refugee Documentary (02/17/17)

    02/20/2017 11:27:35 AM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 17, 2017
  • Rush Limbaugh Talks Trump's Relationship With The News Media

    02/20/2017 9:33:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The king of conservative talk radio weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'  
  • Vox Asks Readers For Obamacare Success Stories, Plan Backfires Horrifically

    02/19/2017 4:05:44 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies ^ | February 18, 2017
    Vox decided to ask people on Twitter about how the Affordable Care Act has changed their lives – they didn’t get the answers they were looking for… Lately Obamacare has really been taking a beating. First you’ve got Ted Cruz just annihilating Bernie Sanders in a debate on CNN. Now, Vox has taken up the task of attempting to coax everyone into virtue-signalling by expressing how wonderful Obama’s ‘signature legislation’ has been for America. If you want to know more about what Vox is like, watch Tucker Carlson rip a Vox reporter over fake news. Of the over 600 replies,...
  • Dishonest Media Reporter Slams Maher/Milo Show Before Admitting He Didn’t Watch It

    02/19/2017 4:02:30 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies ^ | February 18, 2017
    ThinkProgress founder Judd Legum – who has been termed the company’s ‘Progressive in Chief’ – criticized Milo’s interview with Bill Maher, before admitting he didn’t actually watch it.
  • Oil – Where did it come from?

    02/19/2017 1:38:04 PM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 2/18/2017 | David Middleton
    I am a petroleum geologist/geophysicist with about 36 years of experience in oil & gas exploration mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. In light of Andy May’s recent post, Oil – Will we run out?, I thought I might post an essay on oil formation. Over the past six years, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to write guest posts for Watts Up With That thanks to Anthony Watts. Many of my posts have been about issues related to oil production and each of these posts usually triggers comments from Abiogenic Oil advocates. So, this post’s main thrust...
  • Lawmaker introduces bill requiring men to get written permission from wives to purchase Viagra

    02/19/2017 1:03:33 PM PST · by digger48 · 77 replies
    WISH ^ | February 19, 2017 | WCMH
    FRANKFORT, KY (WCMH) — A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction to jump through several hoops beforehand. Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-Louisville) introduced House Bill 369 on Feb. 12. The bill would require that a man visit a doctor twice before the doctor can prescribe any drug for erectile dysfunction, be married and get a signed and dated letter of consent from his spouse. The bill also calls for the man to “make a sworn statement with his hand on a bible that he will only use a prescription for a...
  • What exactly was that mysterious incident in Sweden? (Trying to make Trump look stupid)

    02/19/2017 9:40:38 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/19/17 | Twitter
    At a rally in Florida, President Trump told the crowd that there was a recent "incident" in Sweden. There wasn't. Now it's left people guessing what he could have been referring to?
  • TRUMP Does The UNTHINKABLE! Secret Service Goes CRAZY! Asks Man To Say A Few Words To Crowd!

    02/19/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/19/17 | James Munder
    This guy is freaking out.  Too funny.  
  • ‘[bleep] Sandwich’: Why Harward Didn’t Take The Job

    02/18/2017 9:16:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/17 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    <p>Retired Adm. Robert Harward turned down President Donald Trump’s offer to be national security adviser over concerns that political advisers would interfere with security affairs, Politico reports.</p> <p>Trump reportedly offered Harward the position Monday night after former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn resigned in disgrace. Harward told Trump he would need a few days to consider the offer, but was still widely expected to accept the position.</p>
  • (Flashback) The Media Learned Nothing After Misreporting the Reagan Assassination Attempt

    02/18/2017 6:20:40 PM PST · by lbtbell · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | August 11, 2016 | Carrie Hagen
    As the shooter John Hinckley returns to life outside of imprisonment, it worth looking back at every thing the media got wrong that day. At 2:27 p.m. on March 30, 1981, Secret Service agents were escorting President Ronald Reagan and White House staffers from a speech before the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton Hotel. About 100 people waited by the side entrance of the hotel to see the president as he walked to his limousine, which was parked about 12 feet away on T Street NW. Wearing a blue suit, Reagan smiled and waved, pausing for a split second as...
  • 60 Minutes Crew Attacked [twice] By Migrants In Sweden

    02/18/2017 5:39:42 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    There are two different attacks, so be sure to watch the whole video. It's less than four minutes long.
  • Oroville Dam sees turnover with private contractors

    02/18/2017 8:14:25 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 37 replies
    ABC10, KXTV ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Staff
    Private contractors at the Oroville Dam have had to fire some of their workforce because of issues ranging from positive drug tests to violating the state's Department of Water Resources' social media policy. There has also been turnover because of unqualified workers. Private contractors hired to work on the dam have to vet their own employees, according to DWR spokesman Chris Orrock, who noted that no state employees have been let go because of these reasons. Crews are being brought in as needed, as space is tight, DWR Acting Director Bill Croyle said.
  • Priceless! Watch as Dr. Sebastian Gorka calls out BBC bias to snarky, condescending (T)

    02/18/2017 5:40:50 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/18/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka has a PhD, big vocabulary, huge knowledge base and even a British accent -- all the markers of an elitist establishment, if not leftist, thinker. But he seems to be in complete sync with his boss, President Trump. The BBC interviewer, with his fashionable three-day beard, open collar, and heavy ‘tude, probably was not expecting what he got when he led off his live shot interview from the White House lawn with a snarky dig at President Trump’s sanity.
  • Flynn related: N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications (Executive Order 12333)

    02/17/2017 9:24:16 PM PST · by bobk3 · 19 replies
    Failing New York Times ^ | 1/13/`17 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches. The change means that far more officials will be searching through...
  • Here’s why Lindsey Graham won’t be at Trump’s SC visit

    02/17/2017 1:55:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Lindsey Graham won't be at President Donald Trump's Charleston visit Friday. But Trump probably won’t mind. South Carolina’s senior senator said he had planned to attend Trump’s first visit to the Palmetto State as president, when he visits the North Charleston Boeing plant. But instead, Graham will be in Washington, where the Senate is set to hold a potentially close vote on Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt. “I’m very disappointed I cannot attend Boeing’s celebration of the 787-10 today with President Trump,” Graham said in a statement. “I am honored President Trump...
  • [Christian] Coffee house offers ex-cons a fresh start, hope

    02/17/2017 1:49:24 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 17, 2017
  • Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for long-overlooked continent

    02/17/2017 6:13:02 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    msn ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Elle Hunt
    Zealandia – a new continent submerged in the southwest Pacific – is a step closer to being recognised, the authors of a new scientific paper claim. A paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, contends that the vast, continuous expanse of continental crust, which centres on New Zealand, is distinct enough to constitute a separate continent. Despite the obvious question of how something so large could be previously undiscovered, the paper’s authors argue that even “the large and the obvious in natural science can be overlooked”. Zealandia covers nearly 5m square km (1.9m sq...