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  • West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

    07/06/2020 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.Shirley, 47, pled guilty to one count of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and one count of “International Parental Kidnapping.”  Shirley admitted to unlawfully retaining a National Security Agency (NSA) document containing information classified at the TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) level relating to the national defense that outlines intelligence information regarding a foreign government’s military and political issues.  Shirley also admitted to removing her child, of whom she was the...
  • President Obama on the Loss of Sen Robert Byrd: A Voice of Principle and Reason [racists Kamala]

    06/28/2019 5:24:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Obama White House ^ | June 28, 2010
    Summary: The President and Vice President both speak with great sadness on the death of their former colleague in the Senate. This morning the President issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd: I was saddened to hear this morning that the people of West Virginia have lost a true champion, the United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrds story was uniquely American. He was born into wrenching poverty, but educated himself to become an authoritative scholar, respected...
  • Biden remembers Byrd as a great KKK leader, 'dear friend'

    07/21/2019 8:29:46 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday remembered the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as a legend of the upper chamber and a friend who was there for him in a time of need. Biden spoke while discussing the federal stimulus package at a General Electric plant in Louisville, Ky. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years, remembered how Byrd showed up to the funeral of his wife and one-year-old daughter after they were killed in a car crash weeks following his 1972 election. The vice president called Byrd "a guy who was there when I was a 29-year-old...
  • Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd

    02/01/2020 8:20:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2/1/2020 | C-SPAN
    Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd
  • DEMSKKK.CON-As Hillarys mentor Byrd confirms, Dem outrage over Klan connections new development

    02/06/2019 5:04:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 6, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Hillary Clintons mentor Robert Byrd confirms, Democrat outrage over Klan connections is a new development. Virginia governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had barely finished publicly touting infanticide last week when a page from his 1984 medical school yearbook suddenly went viral. The page showed a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The Virginia Democrat acknowledged he was one of the men but didnt say which. Northam then denied that he was in the photo but acknowledged he once darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson. Northam apologized...
  • Robert C. Byrd's name removed from a college health center

    06/24/2020 2:56:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WHSV ^ | 6/23/20 | John Raby
    A private college in West Virginia said Wednesday it is removing the name of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from its health center, saying his name had caused divisiveness and pain" without explicitly noting his complicated past on racial matters. Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s but subsequently denounced the organization. He served in the Senate for 51 years and died in 2010 at age 92. Bethany College President Tamara Rodenberg said on the school's website that Byrd's name will be removed from the college's Robert C. Byrd Health Center to demonstrate...
  • Bethany College removes Robert C. Byrd's name from health center [WV]

    06/18/2020 1:01:04 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WSAZ TV News ^ | June 17, 2020 | WSAZ TV News Staff
    Robert C. Byrd's name has been removed from the Bethany College Health Center. The move was prompted by the ongoing national conversations about race relations in America. "The last few weeks, and well before the conversations and calls for change took hold, we recognized as a campus that the name of our Robert C. Byrd Health Center created divisiveness and pain for members of Bethany community, both past and present." According to a letter, posted on the college's website, from President Tamara Rodenberg, Ph.D., the move is "to demonstrate Bethany Colleges capacity to change, to listen, and to learn." Byrd,...
  • In Todays Cancel Culture, Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • WorkForce West Virginia reports 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment in 11 days

    06/13/2020 4:51:25 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. WorkForce West Virginia has received 35,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment since June 1. Gov. Jim Justice and WorkForce West Virginia acting Commissioner Scott Adkins detailed the fraud during Justices coronavirus media briefing Friday at the state capitol. According to Adkins, the fraud is coming through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that was created the CARES Act. The program provides unemployment benefits for residents who usually arent eligible for unemployment like those who are self-employed. Adkins said the scammers are using personal information obtained earlier this year from national data breaches. He said theyve been able to...
  • Amid push to remove Confederate monuments, little outrage over Robert Byrds namesakes in home state

    06/12/2020 12:28:01 PM PDT · by TomServo · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/11/2020 | Brooke Singman
    Confederate monuments are being taken down or vandalized in cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody -- but so far the revived push to remove symbols of slavery and segregation has largely overlooked the late Democratic senator who was a former Ku Klux Klan member yet later rejected those views. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd's legacy is visible throughout his home state of West Virginia, with his name on numerous buildings and roads. Byrd was a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who later regretted that affiliation, renounced his past views supporting...
  • Mothman Festival called off because of COVID restrictions, organizers say [WV]

    06/12/2020 5:22:04 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | June 11, 2020 | MetroNews Staff
    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. One of the highly popular festivals in the state, the Mothman Festival in Mason County, has been canceled due to COVID-19. Organizers said in a Facebook post on Thursday, Due to many unknown factors and the guidelines for fairs and festivals now set forth by the state of West Virginia because of COVID 19, we are postponing Mothman Festival 2020. The event, that commemorates the 1966 Point Pleasant Mothman sighting that gave birth to the infamous red-eyed winged legend, had been scheduled for Sept. 19 and 20. The restrictions in place would affect the guest speakers,...
  • West Virginia elects its first out transgender official

    06/11/2020 3:29:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | June 11, 2020 | Tim Fitzsimons
    Rosemary Ketchum was elected Tuesday to the City Council in Wheeling, West Virginia, becoming the states first out transgender elected official. In the nonpartisan election, Ketchum won 39.3 percent of the vote, beating Peggy Niebergall by just 15 votes, according to WTOV-TV. She will assume office July 1. Running for office was never in the plan for me, Ketchum, 26, said in an interview with NBC News. I didnt know what that would look like or how I would fit into that world.
  • On June 10, 1964, Democrats' 57-day filibuster of the Civil Rights Act ended

    06/10/2020 1:48:31 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/09/2020 | harpygoddess
    On June 10, 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. At 9:51 on the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Byrd completed an address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier. Democrats still call Robert Byrd the conscience of the Senate.
  • Election Results: WVs unusual 2020 Primary

    06/09/2020 7:30:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | June 9, 2020 | Kimberely Blackburn, Lily Bradley
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) The Mountain State held its primary election today, deciding on who will face off for races including governor and who will represent West Virginia in the United States Senate. Putnam County voters decided to allow medical cannabis organizations to operate growing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries with approximately 64% pf the vote for each. Voters approved laboratories with almost 65%. Current Gov. Jim Justice will face off against the Democratic candidate for governor in the General Election after winning the Republican nomination. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-R) held on to the Republican nomination for her United...
  • West Virginia school system offering school choice, but not what you think

    05/12/2020 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Old Man From WV · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Mike McCullough
    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. Regardless of where the Eastern Panhandle stands with COVID-19 this fall, Jefferson County students will have a choice of how they attend school. During Monday nights regular meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said the school system is continuously updating its technological infrastructure. Students will have the option of full virtual learning.
  • Joe Manchin to endorse Joe Biden after saying he could potentially support Trump

    04/17/2020 3:21:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Sen. Joe Manchin, the independent-minded West Virginia Democrat who sometimes irks his party by siding with Republicans, intends to back fellow Democat Joe Biden for president, according to a report. Manchin, 72, who has served in the Senate since 2010 after previously serving as West Virginias governor, was unequivocal about his plans Thursday in an interview with Politico. I will, absolutely, Manchin said when asked if he will support Biden.
  • West Virginia AG: Coronavirus Does Not Erase 2nd Amendment Rights

    04/16/2020 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    BREITBART ^ | April 16, 2020 | AWR Hawkins
    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) is advising sheriffs in his state to stay on task processing concealed carry permit applications and issuing those permits for applicants legally able to carry a gun. Morrisey wants residents of this state to maintain the ability to defend themselves, regardless of coronavirus shutdowns and/or social distancing requirements. The NRA-ILA quoted Morrisey saying, While we want our residents to be safe and practice good social distancing, we also want to ensure they can still exercise their right to keep and bear arms. On March 27, 2020, Breitbart News reported Texas Attorney General Ken...
  • FReepers Please pray for Teddy Nelson of Logan, West Virginia

    04/10/2020 7:21:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Free Republic Prayer Request | April 10, 2020
    FReepers I don't know this kid but about a week ago his picture came up on one of my facebook pages Would seem his condition is not getting better and his family will have to make a tough decision in the next 24 hours. His name is Teddy Nelson, as the title implies he is from Logan, WV. The kid is only 25 years old. Below is a facebook link with his picture and I'm posting in my comments what his friend has said. Please pray for his recovery. Thank you
  • News Summary=Intelligence Report Friday 4/3/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/03/2020 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/3/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Details have been reported on last night's meeting in Emmett, Idaho called by Ammon Bundy in response to government restrictions related to Covid-19. Bundy says that state officials are "exploiting" the situation and violating the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution... The unemployment rate in the US moving up to 4.4 percent last month from the record low of 3.5 percent..... Russia now says that it is in communication with other countries in response to Saudi Arabia's call for an OPEC+ meeting involving oil producing nations.... A firing in Washington tonight related to last year's impeachment process against President...
  • Reproductive rights advocates on alert after AG Morrisey comments on abortion facilities amid COVID-19 (West Virginia)

    04/02/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Chareston Gazette ^ | April 2, 2020 | Caity Coyne Staff writer
    Earlier this week, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice placed a moratorium on all elective procedures and surgeries in the state through an executive order, and at a Wednesday news conference, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the order will apply to abortion facilities, as well. Morriseys office did not respond to multiple requests to clarify or elaborate on his statement, which if it does apply to abortions may contradict language in the governors executive order. The executive order mandates all medical procedures that are not immediately medically necessary to preserve the patients life or long-term health should be rescheduled...