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  • Five Big Questions Still Hang Over The Las Vegas Police Mass Murder Report (must read alert)

    02/13/2018 10:31:48 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    Seasoned law enforcement and military experts contacted by The Daily Caller News Foundation have expressed serious doubts about the thoroughness of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s preliminary report about the deadliest mass shooting in American history. [Snip] Here are some of the more important questions TheDCNF experts said were not properly addressed by the police. Still Unanswered: What Was Paddock’s Motive?Hosko, a former top FBI official, was blunt in his assessment. "They haven’t gone into the why," he said. "Tell me more about what was driving this guy. They interviewed many witnesses. What did they say? That part's not...
  • Buying a used phone? Beware of this common scam no one wants to talk about

    02/13/2018 10:18:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 12, 2018 - 3:00AM | By Simon Hill
    Maybe your phone is scratched up, the battery won’t hold a charge anymore, or you’re just plain sick of it. Whatever the reason, you start to shop around for a new phone, but all your budget will allow is a bland, mid-range device. So you hop online to see what kind of bargain you can pick up second hand. Someone is selling last year’s flagship iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, barely used, at a drastically lower price. You pounce and secure yourself a shiny new smartphone at a steal. The phone arrives in a couple of days, as described, and you...
  • ‘We Are Not Visitors’: Muslims In Sweden Demand Mosque Call To Prayer

    02/13/2018 10:00:18 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-13-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Muslims in Sweden have applied for permission to broadcast the call to prayer, claiming the move would boost community self-esteem and assist with integration. The Växjö Muslim Foundation submitted an application to the police requesting permission to send out a three-minute Islamic call to prayer each Friday from a loudspeaker attached to the front of a mosque in the city’s Araby district. “We are just wanting Sweden to allow Muslims in Växjö to feel even more at home. The Islamic community should be proud of their culture, and not feel like they have to hide,” said Imam Ismail Abu Helal....
  • Mueller Delivered Uranium Sample to Russians

    02/13/2018 9:45:16 PM PST · by PresidentFelon · 29 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | May 17, 2017 | Wikileaks
  • FBI Director Hails the Professionalism of His Agency; No Evidence of Political Bias

    02/13/2018 9:20:59 PM PST · by FreeReign · 87 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 | 11:12 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Trump has "raised concerns" about alleged corruption and political bias on the part of some current and former FBI leaders, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told FBI Director Christopher Wray at hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. "What is your reaction?" Collins asked Wray. Well, Senator, I would say that my experience, now six months in with the FBI, has validated all my prior experiences with the FBI, which is that it is the finest group of professionals and public servants I could hope to work for. And every day, many, many, many, many times a day, I am...
  • Andy Weir on The Space Show

    02/13/2018 9:17:18 PM PST · by Voption · 8 replies
    The Space Show ^ | February 5, 2018 | Dr. Space David Livingston
    We welcomed back to the show Andy Weir for this two segment 88 minute discussion about Andy's new book, "Artemis." In addition, we discussed space policy, lunar economics and development issues, and many related ideas for human space exploration including privately developed launch vehicles, lowing the cost to LEO, and cislunar transportation development.
  • Trump’s Terrible, Swift Sword

    02/13/2018 9:17:09 PM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 13 February 2018 | Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn
    President Trump unveiled a budget Monday that seeks $3 trillion in cuts over the next decade. What a difference a week makes. The president signed a bill authorizing increases in domestic spending to secure larger increases in defense spending last week. This followed a State of the Union address petitioning Congress for various spending hikes, including $200 billion in federal funds for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. This week, he targets 12 departments for cuts. The Departments of Agriculture (-16 percent), Commerce (-6 percent), Education (-10.5 percent), Energy (-3 percent), Health and Human Services (-21 percent), Housing and Urban Development...
  • The Devil

    02/13/2018 9:06:25 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 2 replies
    Catholicips ^ | 0213 | Self
    Whenever I doubt my Catholic Faith, I remember one God Jesus and forget the current communist Pope.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Ash Wednesday (Gueranger)

    02/13/2018 9:02:49 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Privileged Feria YESTERDAY THE WORLD WAS BUSY in its pleasures, and the very children of God were taking a joyous farewell to mirth: but this morning, all is changed. The solemn announcement, spoken of by the prophet, has been proclaimed in Sion: the solemn fast of Lent, the season of expiation, the approach of the great anniversaries of our Redemption. Let us, then, rouse ourselves, and prepare for the spiritual combat. But in this battling of the spirit against the flesh we need good armor. Our holy mother the Church knows how much we need it; and therefore...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Valentine, Priest and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/13/2018 9:01:44 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Simple THE CHURCH HONORS, on this fourteenth day of February, the memory of the holy Priest Valentine, who suffered martyrdom towards the middle of the third century. The ravages of time have deprived us of the details of his life and sufferings; so that extremely little is known of our Saint. This is the reason of there being no Lessons of his Life in the Roman Liturgy. His name, however, has always been honored throughout the whole Church, and it is our duty to revere him as one of our protectors during the Season of Lent. He is...
  • 'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

    02/13/2018 8:59:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose
    In recent weeks, rescue workers, aid groups and the United States have accused Syria of repeatedly using chlorine gas, which it possesses legally for uses such as water purification, as a chemical weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib. France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has struggled to wield influence on Syria. Critics who accuse Macron of inaction say he has not given a clear definition of whether use of chlorine would for him constitute a chemical attack. On Tuesday, the vice-president of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, volunteer force said France should stop talking...
  • Antifa pepper-sprays Samoan, he flattens them "for no reason"

    02/13/2018 8:42:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies ^ | 4:26 PM - 11 Feb 2018 | Wyatt
  • San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (a kneeler) cooperating following second arrest

    02/13/2018 8:35:50 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 02-13-2018
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is cooperating with authorities following his second arrest in a month. Foster has had multiple conversations with team management in person and via phone since his arrest Sunday morning on charges related to domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle, NBC Sports California reported Tuesday.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-18, Ash Wednesday

    02/13/2018 8:30:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 02-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday If the blessing and distribution of ashes take place outside Mass, it is appropriate thatthe Liturgy of the Word precede it, using texts assigned to the Mass of Ash Wednesday. Reading 1 Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in kindness,and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relentand leave behind him a blessing,Offerings and libationsfor the LORD, your God. Blow the trumpet in Zion!proclaim...
  • Putin orders Netanyahu to halt military strikes on Iranian targets

    02/13/2018 8:27:06 PM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:29 EST, 12 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    F-16 jet was shot down on Saturday over northern Israel, prompting retaliation Israeli forces launched a series of bombardments against bases in Syria But Benjamin Netanyahu backed down after a call from Putin, it is reported Putin warned him against escalating the conflict in the region after Russia has spent years propping up the Assad regime Vladimir Putin warned Benjamin Netanyahu to back off from military strikes in Syria after an Israeli warplane was shot down in the region on Saturday. The Russian President told Netanyahu in a phone call on Saturday evening to avoid a course of action that...
  • Furious Whole Foods Suppliers Slam "Hellacious" New Policies

    02/13/2018 8:22:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies ^ | 13 February 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business. [Jeff Bezos and bought Whole Foods 5 months ago, but the words "Bezos" and "Amazon" never appear in the article!]
  • Hungary has never admitted and will never admit illegal immigrants

    02/13/2018 8:19:30 PM PST · by walford · 16 replies
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Hungary ^ | February 6, 2018 | Péter Szijjártó
    “Hungary will not become an immigrant country, is has never admitted and will never admit illegal immigrants”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared in Bratislava at a press conference following his meeting with Slovakian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Acting Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok on Tuesday. Hungary’s chief diplomat was reacting to a statement by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel over the weekend according to which “they have given the solidarity-rejecting Visegrád countries an ultimatum” in view of which if a consensus is not achieved in the council of EU member...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates urge Trump to respect people and to not cut foreign aid

    02/13/2018 8:17:08 PM PST · by Baladas · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 Feb 2018 | Jamiles Lartey
    Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world’s leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday. In remarks accompanying the annual letter to the public about global development issued by their philanthropic foundation, Melinda Gates said: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.” And Bill Gates warned that the proposed Trump administration budget could directly lead to millions of preventable deaths around the globe, due to proposed vast cuts...
  • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of own pocket

    02/13/2018 8:10:55 PM PST · by CaptainK · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/13/2018 | Victor Morton
    President Trump’s longtime lawyer told the New York Times on Tuesday that he personally paid off a porn star who claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump. In a statement to The Times, Michael Cohen said he paid the $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, best known as “Stormy Daniels,” without the connivance of Mr. Trump or his entities, and was not compensated after the fact. “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” he said in his statement. “The...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ FEB 14, 2018 (prayer)

    02/13/2018 8:05:11 PM PST · by V K Lee · 24 replies ^ | 1/14/18 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and 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. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.