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  • Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal...

    04/20/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal mistakeFor the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee. ~snip~ Last year, all 10 Democrats on the committee voted "no" to Rex Tillerson's nomination, making him the first secretary of state in history to be approved on a...
  • 95% of plastic polluting world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers

    04/20/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | unk
    Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research. The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste. About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren’t footing the bill, despite claims he...
  • Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

    04/20/2018 5:41:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/20/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution. Randa Jarrar, an English professor at the school (also known as California State University at Fresno), sparked outrage Tuesday just hours after the former first lady died at age 92, writing a number of tweets attacking Bush and the family. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with...
  • Trump backs Blackburn in Tennessee Senate race, vows to campaign with her

    04/20/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the race for the U.S. Senate and vowed to campaign alongside her. “.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!” Trump tweeted Thursday. Blackburn is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a critic of Trump who is retiring at the end of his term, against former Democratic Gov. Phil...
  • Planned Parenthood Instructor Has Mother Arrested for Trying to Audit Pornographic Sex Ed Class

    04/19/2018 11:06:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | April 17, 2018 | Megan Fox
    Planned Parenthood is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep parents from knowing what kind of sex education they offer kids. St. Mary's County Library in Maryland contracted a Planned Parenthood certified instructor to put on a pornographic sex workshop for teens—no parents allowed. When mother Kathleen Crank tried to enter the class, she was arrested for trespassing. It all began when local parents heard about the class and began researching the instructor. What they found was the exact opposite of the type of person they wanted teaching their kids about sex. The class, taught by Palmisano for minors,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 April 2018

    04/19/2018 5:57:10 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 89 replies
    April 29,2018 | 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...
  • Mark Steyn Won His Court Case With CRTV.

    04/19/2018 11:50:05 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 52 replies
    steyn website. ^ | 04.19.18 | The courts Steyn has been in court and has been reticent about the case against CRTV. You can read all about it here.
  • Hairdresser gets life for deliberately infecting Grindr lovers with HIV

    04/19/2018 11:13:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/19/2018 | Brittany Vonow
    A hairdresser has been jailed for life after deliberately infecting at least five men with HIV. In the first conviction of its kind in the UK, sadistic Daryll Rowe, 27, was found guilty of unleashing the “cynical campaign” to infect as many men as possible – targeting them through dating apps including Grindr. The sick plot was in “revenge” after he was diagnosed with the potentially killer disease, with the man today jailed for a minimum of 10 years and 253 days. Police had alleged that Rowe, who consistently denied having HIV, had refused treatment. A court previously heard during...
  • El Monte firefighters rescue inverted equine from ditch (Milpitas, CA)

    04/19/2018 9:52:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 4/18/18 | Megan V. Winslow
    In the seven years since the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s El Monte Fire Station crew first assembled its cache of large-animal rescue equipment, firefighters have employed it for jobs ranging from extracting a deer from a fence to helping an immobile horse with cancer access medical treatment. On Easter firefighters faced their most challenging animal rescue operation: liberating an upside-down, 900-pound Arabian mare from a drainage ditch. Firefighter engineer Jeff Brown and Capt. Matthew Maxson are among the El Monte Fire Station firefighters credited with helping to save the horse. The emergency call came at approximately 6:15 p.m. April...
  • Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet? (7 possible sites)

    04/19/2018 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/19/2018 | staff
    As the Trump administration rushes to put together what could be one of the most important meetings in recent history, between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials will have to make one crucial decision that will frame the meeting for the world: Where it will be located.
  • Parkland survivors David Hogg and Lauren Hogg to publish book #NeverAgain

    04/18/2018 9:05:44 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 112 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | David Canfield
    David Hogg and Lauren Hogg, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and survivors of February’s deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida have signed a deal with Random House for a book to be published in June, EW has confirmed. The siblings have been leaders in the gun control movement that took shape among students, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. Their book, #NeverAgain, is described as “a statement of generational purpose, and a moving portrait of the birth of a new movement.” The book will explore their efforts taking on some of the most powerful forces in Washington...
  • Stockbridge man charged with arson in stable fire that killed 24 horses (Illegal Alien)

    04/18/2018 11:53:42 AM PDT · by Heart of Georgia · 39 replies
    Henry Herald ^ | April 18, 2018 | Chelsea Prince
    RIVERDALE — The Noah’s Ark Road stable fire that killed two dozen horses was intentionally set, fire officials announced Wednesday. Stockbridge man charged with arson in stable fire that killed 24 horses Jonathan Espinoza-Vasquez The man believed to be responsible for the fire is now in police custody. Jonathan Espinoza-Vasquez, 23, of Stockbridge was arrested Thursday, April 12. Because he has pending charges in Henry County, he is currently being held in the Henry County Jail and is expected to face charges of first degree arson and aggravated animal cruelty in Clayton once those charges are disposed. “We believe that...
  • From The Headquarters Of The White Helmets Who Reported Chemical Attack In Douma

    04/18/2018 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/18/18 | Carla Ortiz
    From the headquarters of the #WhiteHelmets who reported D alleged #chemicalatack in #Douma Meet them & take your conclusions
  • Puerto Rico hit with island-wide blackout

    04/18/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/18/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An island-wide power outage has struck Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory’s electric grid struggles to recover after the devastation from Hurricane Maria last year. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the entire island experienced a blackout. It’s unclear what led to the outage at this time. A spokesman for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority told CBS News’s David Begnaud that he also did not know the cause.
  • 'I'm like a breakup he can't get over': James Comey joins Stephen Colbert and mocks Trump

    04/18/2018 10:04:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 04/18/2018 | Emily Yahr
    CBS's "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee as he started his show on Tuesday night. "It's Comey Day, everybody!" he announced to his studio audience, who cheered wildly. Sure enough, Colbert and former FBI director James Comey - promoting his new book "A Higher Loyalty" - had plenty to discuss in regards to President Trump, the Russia investigation and much more. While making fun of Trump is one of Colbert's favorite activities, Comey was pretty even-keeled - until Colbert asked him about the president's tweeting habits. "In the last few days, he has called you 'Slippery...
  • Patients 'high and dry' after 2 Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences (failed med exams 5 times)

    04/18/2018 9:24:36 AM PDT · by jerod · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | Apr 18, 2018 1:00 AM PT | Eric Rankin, Manjula Dufresne
    Two married doctors trained in South Africa have lost their licences to practise medicine in B.C. — and approximately 1,200 former patients are being advised to seek medical advice from other doctors. In 2011, Dr. Rosemarie Cambridge, 42 and Dr. Sean Cambridge, 50 — who was one of the top-billing doctors in the province for four years — were given provisional licences to practice family medicine in Chilliwack, because it was an under-serviced area. But they repeatedly failed their qualifying exams. Some former patients now want to know if they received proper diagnoses in the six years the Cambridges practised...
  • Yahoo Changes Privacy Agreement

    04/17/2018 7:35:57 PM PDT · by econjack · 18 replies
    Yahoo email ^ | April 17, 2018 | Econjack
    [Yahoo has] updated how we collect and use data. We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, and relevant advertising to you and protect against abuse. This includes: Analyzing content and information (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications) when you use our services. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and services Linking your activity on third-party sites and apps with information we have about you
  • 1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

    04/17/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 274 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 4/17/2018 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said. The plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling said their prayers and braced for impact. "I just remember holding my husband's hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed," said passenger Amanda Bourman, of...
  • Pelosi Falsely Claims Trump Fired Mueller, ‘So Furious I Can Barely Write’

    04/17/2018 9:36:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/16/18 | Cillian Zeal
    If you’re not a fan of California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi, watching her diminishing returns as House minority leader — particularly on camera — can be rather humorous. I mean, this is someone who once criticized President Donald Trump for not visiting countries in alphabetical order (I think she may have been trying to make a funny, but even Andy Kaufman never elicited crickets like that) and constantly stammers through even the simplest questions at news conferences. Pelosi’s foibles are funny in their own little way, albeit … well, somewhat indicative of someone reaching retirement age. However, they’ve mostly been...
  • Arizona special election in dead heat: poll in the Desert (ig Outlier)

    04/16/2018 5:38:11 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2018 | Lisa hagen
    The special election for an Arizona House seat is in a statistical dead heat in the final week of the race, according to a poll released on Monday. A poll from Emerson College found physician Hiral Tipirneni (D) narrowly leading with 46 percent, compared to former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R), who is at 45 percent — well within the poll’s margin of error. Monday’s poll is an outlier and a huge swing in the direction toward Democrats, with other recent polling showing Lesko winning by double-digit margins. The latest public poll on Friday from OH Predictive Insights and ABC...