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  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    02/21/2018 7:15:27 PM PST · by Innovative
    BBC ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers.
  • Why Are The Salaries Of A Quarter-Million Federal Employees - Paid For By You - A State Secret?

    02/21/2018 7:15:03 PM PST · by blam
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Why is the U.S. government withholding salary information on nearly 255,000 employees whose salaries are paid for by American taxpayers? Over the past 11 years, our organization, OpenTheBooks.com, summed up and posted online the salaries and bonus information for nearly every person employed in federal government agencies – a tally that mostly keeps growing and growing. This year, our auditors filed our standard Freedom of Information Act request for the same information in Fiscal Year 2017 – and we got a big surprise. For the first time, the government’s response involved massive and targeted deletions of salary data. A total...
  • Team Kasich Appears To Declare War On Trump By Trying To Take Over Ohio GOP

    02/21/2018 7:11:02 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/21/18
    John Kasich has lost considerable power since his failed 2016 presidential run. In addition to having his dream of occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. elude him, he also lost his control of the Ohio Republican Party. Now, it appears that Kasich is trying to regain his vice-like grip on the Ohio Republican Party. This power move by Team Kasich is pitting them squarely against grassroots activists and President Trump’s allies in the battleground state. Kasich’s loss of control over the state party is an important part of the puzzle that is his story. Controlling the party allowed him to exert pressure...
  • Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

    02/21/2018 7:08:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    APNEWS ^ | February 20, 2018 | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG
    It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13. But the sweep, Operation Matador, also has been shrouded in secrecy. Federal and state authorities have declined repeated requests from The Associated Press for even basic information made public in most law enforcement operations, such as the names of those arrested and the crimes they are accused of committing.
  • Mueller Indictments Expose US Hypocrisy

    02/21/2018 7:06:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Rachel Marsden,
    PARIS -- Nine months into his mandate to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller has finally found some actual Russians to indict. Unfortunately, by pointing the finger at these Russians, he has exposed hypocrisy within the U.S. system. Last year, Mueller's investigation produced indictments against four former Trump campaign advisors who had dealings with Russians during their international business careers before joining the campaign. Most of what those indictments covered could have fallen under the purview of the Internal Revenue Service and seemed out of place in a multimillion-dollar investigation into alleged...
  • Vermont [electric utility] CEO wants to become nation’s first trans governor

    02/21/2018 7:06:07 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 1 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 2/19/18 | Anon
    The chief executive officer of a Vermont energy company wants to become the first transgender governor in American history. WPTZ-TV reports Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist is formally entering the race for governor of her state. Vermonters are due to vote on a governor this year, with Republican Gov. Phil Scott as incumbent. Hallquist says she plans to leave her post at the electric utility company, which is the second largest in Vermont. She plans to resign after a Tuesday board meeting. Hallquist said last month she was thinking about seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. The 61 year...
  • Billy Graham's 9/11 message - 9/14/2001 National Day of Prayer at National Cathedral

    02/21/2018 7:04:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat
    YouTube ^ | 9/14/2001
    He was nearly 83 at the time of this message. Definitely a message we needed to hear during that time(video at link).
  • The State Submits

    02/21/2018 6:53:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 21, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    I've written many times over the last decade and a half about that rare bird the "moderate Muslim". Surely one reason for his scarceness is that, whenever he pops his head above the parapet, he's hung out to dry by craven infidel politicians and bureaucrats, who on the whole find the admirably straightforward demands of your average firebreathing imam more congenial. Hence the pandering to returning Isis warriors: Mods vs Raqqa's - it's no contest. The latest examples are the headmistress and chairman of the board of governors of St Stephen's Primary School in Newham, East London. St Stephen, you'll...
  • Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

    02/21/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Ryan Nobles
    Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters. Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead when she made the remark.
  • YouTube apologizes for top trending conspiracy video that claimed Parkland survivor is an actor

    02/21/2018 6:41:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    After appearing as the No. 1 trending video for hours, YouTube finally removed a video that suggested one of the high school students who survived the Parkland, Fl. shooting last week was an actor. In a statement to Fox News, a YouTube spokesperson said: "This video should never have appeared in Trending. Because the video contained footage from an authoritative news source, our system misclassified it. As soon as we became aware of the video, we removed it from Trending and from YouTube for violating our policies. We are working to improve our systems moving forward.” The title of the...
  • Report: LA County Unemployment At Lowest Level In Nearly 20 Years

    02/21/2018 6:38:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cbs2la ^ | Feb 21, 2018
    Almost all job sectors in Los Angeles County added positions last year, with health care and social assistance leading the way with 21,800 jobs. Four sectors – manufacturing, retail trade, finance/insurance and natural resources – all reduced jobs last year. California as a whole is expected to continue to “outpace the nation in economic growth” with continued drops in unemployment that will pressure wages upward, according to the report. Nationally, the report predicts the U.S. economy will “remain on a fairly steady, though undistinguished, growth path” for the next few years, with consumer and government spending anticipated to rise.
  • German prisons: 150 dangerous Islamists need deradicalizing, say police [just 150?]

    02/21/2018 6:32:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.21.2018 | mm/aw (dpa, KNA)
    About 150 dangerous Islamists are being held in prisons across Germany, according to figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) published by German daily Die Welt on Wednesday. The men are either serving jail sentences or are in custody on terror-related charges, the paper cited the BKA as saying. The newspaper said there were also several “relevant persons” being held, which it said were those regarded as sympathizers or supporters of radical Islam. “In the next few years, we must expect a wave of extremists in our prisons,” the German state of Hesse’s Minister of Justice, Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU),...
  • Florida House approves bill to post “In God We Trust” in all public schools

    02/21/2018 6:29:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    TampaBayTimes ^ | 2/21/18 | Jeffrey Solochek
    With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting still looming large, its students in the Capitol to lobby for gun controls, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure Wednesday its sponsor said aimed at bringing "light" to the schools. The bill (HB 839) would require all public schools to post the state motto, "In God We Trust," in a "conspicuous place." Sponsor Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat who runs her own ministry, said Florida needed the legislation, given the goings on in the state.
  • This speaks for itself...

    02/21/2018 6:21:35 PM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/18 | Various
    David Hogg scripted, rehearsed, and ready.
  • Google fired disabled, transgender man for opposing his co-workers’ bigotry and white supremacy

    02/21/2018 6:18:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 21, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Google fired a disabled, queer, transgender engineer for opposing discrimination, harassment and white supremacy among his fellow Googlers, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleged. The site reliability engineer, Tim Chevalier, claimed in the suit that the Mountain View tech giant’s workplace culture was discriminatory toward minorities.
  • With Indictments of Russians, the Groundwork Is in Place to Criminally Charge Hillary

    02/21/2018 6:08:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/20/18 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The first one is that they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia-Trump dossier, was a foreign citizen. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference on the indictments, the Russians “used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents” to hide their activities. The next potentially criminating thing is that the Clinton campaign “knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election.”
  • University Of Wisconsin School Ends Tutoring Policy Biased Against White Students

    02/21/2018 6:05:42 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-21-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has announced the cancellation of a discriminatory tutoring program that only asked white students to pay. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has terminated a tutoring program that only charged white students. “U.S. minorities” were offered the service for free, regardless of their income level. Both low-income white students and veterans were also offered the tutoring service for free. Under the policy, white students would be forced to pay for the service, while wealthy minority students would not. Campus Reform reported that the policy seemed to be in direct contradiction with the University of Wisconsin’s non-discrimination...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 February 2018

    02/21/2018 5:59:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 29 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ RALLY POINT RUSH Army Sgt. 1st Class Kody Anderson rushes to the rally point while conducting airborne and live-fire training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. AMMUNITION OFFLOAD An MH-60S Sea Hawk transports ordnance from the USS Ronald Reagan to USNS Charles Drew during an ammunition offload in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 18, 2016. The...
  • The U.S. political conversation is not and probably never was driven by Russian social-media bots

    02/21/2018 5:59:38 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Over the past several weeks, automated social media accounts powered by Russian actors have been blamed for 1) driving the push to release a memo by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) about the FBI; 2) forcing Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) from office; and 3) flooding the public conversation in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Oh, and No. 4: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III announced federal charges targeting Russian individuals who engaged in deceptive online activity during and after the 2016 presidential campaign with the apparent goal of bolstering Donald Trump’s candidacy and sowing division...
  • I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families...

    02/21/2018 5:45:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 21, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families. So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down. We must keep our children safe!! Full Listening Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKblXAikzEc