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  • Jury Still Out on Trump Impeachment

    02/05/2020 1:09:44 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Matt London
    Regardless of whether or not the U.S Senate votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment, as they are expected to do, former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said that the "jury" will still be out. .
  • UC Berkeley police identify punching suspect in viral right-wing videos

    02/22/2019 5:37:59 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 26 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | Feb. 22, 2019 | Natalie Orenstein
    UC Berkeley police have identified a man suspected of punching a right-wing activist on Sproul Plaza on Tuesday but he has not been arrested yet, nor have police released his name. Videos of the incident went viral this week, after they were shared by conservative groups and figures calling the assault a leftist attack on students’ free speech. UC Berkeley has said, however, that neither the activist or the man suspected of punching him are students, and there is no indication the man is affiliated with any left-wing groups. The most-viewed video begins in the middle of an altercation between...
  • Trump ends Obama's Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 7:48:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-18-2017 | Joseph Lawler
    The Trump administration has ended Operation Choke Point, the anti-fraud initiative started under the Obama administration that many Republicans argued was used to targeted gun retailers and other businesses that Democrats found objectionable. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told GOP representatives in a Wednesday letter that that the long-running program had ended, bringing a conclusion to a chapter in the Obama years that long provoked and angered conservatives who saw Choke Point as an extralegal crackdown on politically disfavored groups. "All of the department's bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint are now over, the initiative is no longer...
  • West Point Photo Inquiry Clears Cadets

    05/11/2016 6:31:20 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 62 replies
    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, NEW YORK ^ | 10 May 2016 | Robert L. Caslen, Jr. Lieutenant General, US Army Superintendent
    Members of the United States Corps of Cadets, the Long Gray Line, Ladies and Gentlemen: I know that you are all acutely aware of the recent photo that has garnered the national spotlight by showing a group of cadets posing in full dress uniform with their fists raised.
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists [#BLM]

    05/06/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
  • US criticism of Israel reaches boiling point

    01/18/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    inn ^ | 1/18/16 | Cynthia Blank
    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro voiced a particularly sharp attack against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria on Monday, accusing Israeli authorities of holding them to different standards of law. He expressed the unusually harsh criticism during a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv. Shapiro condemned two brutal stabbing attacks on Sunday and Monday as "barbaric acts of terrorism," before launching into a critique of Israel's policies concerning the communities in Judea-Samaria. "We are concerned and perplexed by Israel's strategy on settlements," Shapiro stated. "This government and previous Israeli governments have repeatedly...
  • Police: Driver took selfies, posted about Happy song on Facebook just before fatal crash

    04/26/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by csvset · 64 replies
    High Point Enterprise ^ | Apr. 26, 2014 | Jordan Howse
    High Point police say the woman who died in a head-on collision Thursday was posting selfies and updating her Facebook status moments before the fatal crash. Courtney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, updated her Facebook status with: “The happy song makes me HAPPY” one minute before the crash was called in to police, investigators say. “These posts were brought to investigators’ attention by family and friends,” said Lt. Charles Lanier with the High Point Police Dept. “Investigators say that she also was taking pictures of herself while driving. The posts were very close proximity in time to our first calls...
  • Science! (video - fluid simultaneously boils and freezes?)

    03/31/2014 12:13:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 3-30-2014 | Tom Enstone
    Published on Mar 30, 2014 Evacuating a sample of unknown fluid (to vaporize for mass spectrometry). Pressure drop causes a decrease in temperature. The fluid simultaneously both boils and freezes? Would like some insight here...
  • Woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for wearing thong swimsuit

    05/25/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies ^ | 5-25-2013 | Tonya Root
    Myrtle Beach (SC) police charged a North Carolina woman with indecent exposure after officers warned her about wearing a thong swimsuit along Ocean Boulevard, according to an arrest report. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, of High Point, N.C., was arrested at 5 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Ocean Boulevard, the report said. Officers charged her with the misdemeanor offense after she was warned twice by officers to cover up. A covered up Garness was taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail on a $469 cash bond, according to jail records.
  • President Reagan's Address at the United States Military Academy 5/27/1981

    05/27/2012 5:53:28 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 1 replies
    A great Commander-in-chief.
  • Poverty Point up for distinction (United Nations' World Heritage List picks Louisiana)

    07/16/2011 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NOLA ^ | 7/14/11
    Poverty Point up for distinctionPublished: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:20 PM By The Associated Press MONROE -- Poverty Point State Historic Site's prehistoric earthworks in West Carroll Parish took a giant leap toward inclusion on the United Nations' World Heritage List when U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said he will propose the site to be considered as a U.S. nomination. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List includes fewer than 1,000 sites, and among them are the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Statue of Liberty. "World Heritage Sites are unique places...
  • Is Obama Stacking The West Point Board With (gay) Activists?

    07/06/2011 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    big peace ^ | 7/6/11 | Niccolo Machiavelli
    WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Obama on Tuesday appointed an openly gay former Army officer to the U.S. Military Academy’s Board of Visitors. Former Capt. Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton, a founding board member of OutServe, an association of actively serving gay military personnel, is also co-founder and executive director of Knights Out, an organization of gay West Point graduates. She graduated in 1980 with the first West Point class to include women.
  • Gaddafi army 'not at breaking point'

    03/31/2011 8:05:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 92 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 March 2011
    Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces are not close to breaking point despite hundreds of allied air strikes, American military chiefs have said. Adm Mike Mullen told a US Congress committee Col Gaddafi's troops still had 10 times the rebels' firepower. At the same hearing, Defence Secretary Robert Gates reiterated the US would put no "boots on the ground" in Libya. Rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces appear to have reached a stalemate in their fight for control of the country. In recent days, rebels have been urging international forces to conduct more air strikes. Adm Mullen told the House of Representatives...
  • Face of Defense: Point Man Steers Team From Danger

    03/30/2011 4:44:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 30, 2011 – "I can say that I've led this platoon into more ambushes than any other point man here on this deployment," Army Sgt. Nathaniel S. Gray said with a toothy grin and a slow, southern accent. Army Sgt. Nathaniel S. Gray scans the mountainside during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, March 16, 2011. Gray is on his third combat tour. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I was point man for the first six, seven months here," he continued. "I walked us...
  • We've Reached the Tipping Point

    02/18/2011 8:58:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2-18-2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "The Occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol Continues for a Third Day." Those are not my words. That's the headline of a story in the Communist Party USA's People's World website, and according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the AFL-CIO national president Richard Trumka is expected to join thousands of demonstrators at noon in Wisconsin today. That's sorta like the head of the Muslim Brotherhood showing up at Tahrir Square in Cairo. A check of headlines around the world is very upsetting. It is not comforting. None of this was supposed to happen. It was all supposed to...
  • Point Man on U.S. Sanctions to Depart

    01/23/2011 10:22:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/24/11 | JAY SOLOMON
    ISTANBUL—The point man for the Obama administration's financial wars on Iran, North Korea and al Qaeda, Stuart Levey, has decided to leave his senior U.S. Treasury Department post at what is turning out to be a particularly critical time. Mr. Levey's departure will leave President Barack Obama without the principal architect of Washington's economic-sanctions campaign against Tehran, just as that campaign is likely to be ramped up following the breakdown of talks among Iran, the U.S. and a bloc of global powers on Saturday. The negotiations, held in Turkey, were aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program. With no date set...
  • NHS Direct 'at breaking point': Patients waiting two days for help in worst flu outbreak

    12/22/2010 8:19:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 8+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/10 | Louise Eccles & Sophie Borland
    The NHS Direct helpline is at ‘breaking point’ as parts of Britain experience the worst flu outbreak in a decade. Patients calling the service are being forced to wait up to two days before they can speak to a nurse, and managers have launched an emergency recruitment drive. GPs in the worst-affected areas are being paid up to £188 an hour to work over Christmas and help deal with soaring numbers of cases. (Snip) The latest infection rate figures show that there are now 87.1 cases per 100,000 people, up from 32.8 per 100,000 last week.
  • November is Just a Starting Point: We are Committed to Our Cause

    09/27/2010 3:12:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 23, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not a crazy document at all. I mean, the Republican Pledge, nothing crazy about it at all, basic, common sense positions. I'd like somebody to ask Mike Castle, "Do you agree with this?" "Olympia Snowe, do you agree with this?" "Susan Collins, do you agree?" "Senator McCain, do you agree with this Pledge?" I want to know what these RINOs have to say about it. And the Democrats, guess what they're saying? The Democrats are saying, "Well, this could threaten Social Security." Honest to God. The Democrats, right out of Page 1 of the playbook are saying...
  • Democratic Governors Point Finger at D.C.

    07/11/2010 12:07:43 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/11/2010 | Jonathan Martin
    BOSTON – Democratic governors facing grim budget choices, lingering unemployment and angry voters are pointing a finger at their colleagues in Democratic-controlled Washington to explain this year’s toxic political climate. Few will fault President Barack Obama directly for their party’s plight heading into the fall midterm elections, but the chief executives gathered here for the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting believe the Congress and White House have made an already difficult year worse. While almost uniformly grateful for the financial windfall they enjoyed from the stimulus legislation, the Democrats believe it wasn’t sold well to the public and more still...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 27-July 3, 2010: Alamere Falls, California

    06/30/2010 11:09:17 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies
    I've always liked the rare and unique coastal waterfall. This one is Alamere Falls, on the Point Reyes National Seashore.