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  • Wilson demands apology from Kelly for ‘character assassination’

    10/22/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | Rebecca Savransky
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is calling for an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly for "character assassination." “Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people,” Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy," according to The Washington Post. She also referred to Kelly as a "puppet of the president." The Florida Democrat called the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger a "catastrophe." ADVERTISEMENT "We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried," she said. "And we need to know why, and we need to...
  • Carnage on the streets of Ukraine as heiress 'jumps red light and kills six'

    10/21/2017 11:54:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    ibtimes.co.uk ^ | October 19, 2017 | Roger Baird
    A glamorous oligarch's daughter has been has been detained after claims that she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd", resulting in the deaths of six people. There was carnage on the streets of the Ukrainian city Kharkiv, after a Lexus driven by Alyona Zaitseva struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels. It then went on to plough through people waiting on the pavement at a pedestrian crossing. The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl. Among the seriously wounded is a woman who is seven months pregnant, described as being in a grave condition...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 22, 2017 (Prayer)

    10/21/2017 11:38:21 PM PDT · by Faith · 38 replies
    October 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Why can't self-satisfied liberals admit that conservatives care about people, too?

    10/21/2017 9:23:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | June 30, 2017 A | Damon Linker
    s someone who voted for Barack Obama twice, supported the Affordable Care Act, and could be persuaded to vote for the right kind of single-payer system, I've found the entire health-care debate over the past several months deeply depressing. That's no doubt why my first instinct was to cheer when reading a recent rant against the right from an editor at The Huffington Post. The transparently titled opinion column, "I Don't Know How to Explain to You That You Should Care About Other People," is a perfect expression of our political moment — in its utter exasperation at those on...
  • UK Authorities Not Prosecuting Islamic State Returnees to Avoid Creating a ‘Lost Generation’

    10/21/2017 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished. Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400. “That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be...
  • Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition (impeachable offense?)

    10/21/2017 12:07:00 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-21-2017 | Betsy Klein
    Washington (CNN)He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House. The illustrious tradition of keeping pets in the White House dates back to Thomas Jefferson, who kept a mockingbird and a couple of bear cubs during his presidency. Throughout the years, presidential pets became celebrities of sorts. "It softens their image, it broadens their appeal," Ed Lengel, chief historian at the White House Historical Association, told CNN. "They help create an atmosphere of the White House as a family,...
  • Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend as clear skies provide millions with ideal view

    10/21/2017 12:05:52 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
    Sunday morning [Sat-Sun overnight] will offer another opportunity to view one of the best meteor showers of the fall with over a dozen meteors streaking across the night sky every hour. Clear skies will bring excellent viewing conditions for those across the eastern United States while clouds, rain and wildfire smoke obscure the shower for some areas in the western and central U.S. The Orionids is an annual meteor shower that is caused by debris left behind by Halley’s Comet burning up in Earth’s atmosphere. “The shower will produce somewhere between 10 and 20 meteors per hour,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist...
  • New discovery hints at still further treasures hidden at famous shipwreck

    10/21/2017 9:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Michael Harthorne
    The ship bound for Rome sunk in 1BC and was first discovered off the coast of Greece in 1900. And yet the Antikythera shipwreck is still providing new discoveries. The Guardian reports an expedition to the site last month turned up a silver tankard, a human bone, and much more. Perhaps most exciting: the arm of a bronze statue and evidence that the remains of at least seven bronze statues are still buried there.
  • Roy Moore leads Doug Jones by 11 percent in new poll

    10/21/2017 6:15:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    The Cullman Times (Alabama) ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Rick Journey
    Republican Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by 11 percent in a new Raycom News Network Senate Election poll conducted by Strategy Research. The survey of 3,000 likely Alabama voters finds Moore receiving 51% support to 40% for Jones. Nine percent remain undecided in the exclusive poll conducted on Monday.
  • National Anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 10:09:13 PM PDT · by Main Street · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Oct 20, 2017, 10:15 PM | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration. Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt. Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and...
  • Liberals Love Trump's Tax Plan... When Told It's Bernie Sanders' Plan

    10/20/2017 1:36:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctz_dHfYfb8
  • Mich. State Police Docked Pay for Sharing Breitbart Meme Calling NFL ‘Anti-American Degenerates’

    10/20/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/17 | Daniel Flynn
    The director of the Michigan State Police shared a meme only to become one. Colonel Kriste Etue posted a popular Breitbart News Facebook page post on her personal Facebook page in late September that called the NFL national anthem kneelers “anti-American degenerates.” In response on Thursday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who called the post  “innapropriate,” docked her five days’ pay. After the Breitbart News Facebook page posted the message on September 24, the Huffington Post noted that conservative news site had “published the top post on the social network by any major American publisher” that weekend. It boasted a greater reach than any such post in...
  • Comey Friend: Not Sure President Trump 'Has a Soul'

    10/20/2017 10:52:15 AM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/17 11:03 AM EDT | By Max Greenwood -
    Benjamin Wittes, a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, said that he's unable to say how far President Trump is willing to push the legal bounds of the presidency because it would involve "looking into his soul" — and he's not quite sure Trump has one. Asked by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on his podcast "Stay Tuned with Preet" how far he thinks Trump is willing to stretch the constitutional constraints of his office, Wittes said he would need to look into Trump's soul to answer that question. "I'm hesitant to answer that question because it involves looking...
  • Dog taken to be euthanized found living with vet tech 5 months later

    10/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who took their dog to be euthanized were shocked to discover five months later that the canine was alive and living with a veterinary worker. Keri and Lonnie Levy said they took their 15-year-old miniature pinscher, Caesar, to be euthanized May 17 at the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital because he was suffering from a long-term illness that left him in declining health with a poor quality of life. "[Keri] picked up the collar. And actually paid her bill and received, even, a letter from the veterinary offices stating their condolences on the loss...
  • Sanders Just Backed Out of the Women's Convention

    10/20/2017 6:00:28 AM PDT · by workerbee · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/20/17 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he would not be able to speak at the Women’s March’s first annual National Women’s Convention next week. The Vermont senator will instead be traveling to the hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “I want to apologize to the organizers of the Women’s Convention for not being able to attend your conference next Friday in Detroit. Given the emergency situation in Puerto Rico, I will be traveling there to visit with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other officials to determine the best way forward to deal with the devastation the island is experiencing," he said in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 October 2017

    10/19/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 36 replies
    October 19, 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. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • Donald Trump releases ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’ (Please sign it link in article)

    10/19/2017 5:58:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    MSN/New York Daily Times ^ | 10/19/17 | Ari Gilberg
    Donald Trump refuses to take a knee when it comes to countering the wave of national anthem protests across the NFL. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition demanding all players and fans stand for the national anthem and emailed supporters asking for signatures Thursday, according to the GOP's website. "The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support," the petition reads before asking for your name, email and zip code. The petition comes just one day after Trump criticized the...
  • Establishment Republicans Appear to Be Hoping for Democratic Election Wins

    10/19/2017 3:14:30 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    Establishment Republicans are indicating that they would rather see Democratic electoral wins rather than grassroots conservatives — justifying a long-standing fear from the party base that GOP elites are closer to Democrats than to the conservative movement. The preference by Republicans submerged in the swamp for a “sensible” candidate to win was on display throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, when many Republicans kept Trump at arm’s length and jumped to the nearest microphone to criticize him at any opportunity. This stopped when Trump won in November, with some critics such as Mitt Romney turning into admirers as they fished for...
  • Leftists and idiots versus Christians: The Left’s anti-religious push

    10/19/2017 2:02:05 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 21 replies
    Fergus Falls Daily Journal ^ | 10-17-2017 | Bill Shulz
    America more and more resembles a cross between the Vatican and Disney World. Church-state separation activists regularly mount attacks on Christian influences in our culture, and embrace the Enlightenment doctrine of Descartes, “I think, therefore I am,” while defenders of God bow before “I am that I am.” The media circus bolsters Darwinism against creation beliefs with hundreds of irreverent covers of popular magazines asking, “Is God dead?,” and drive home their point with models of dysfunctional homes, relating statistics about drug abuse, divorce, abortion and depression. “The world isn’t safe anymore,” is frequently heard. A prominent atheist gloats that...
  • "No Cops Allowed" Coffeehouse in Lynn MA Closing

    10/19/2017 8:21:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Turtleboy Sports ^ | 10/19/17 | Turtleboy
    Update on the Lynn coffeeshop whose manager vowed to never host “coffee with a cop” because cops are murderers who shouldn’t be “humanized,” only to be fired by her own mother for destroying the business……. Source: Less than a week after controversial comments about police from the daughter of a Central Square coffee shop owner went viral, the one-year-old shop is closing. “I’ve lost my business and I’ve lost my daughter … I don’t know how this story just keeps building, but I need people to leave me alone,” said Kato Mele, owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse. “I’m closing...