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  • Marine corporal earns prestigious medal for saving military $140M

    05/18/2024 6:41:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2024 | Irene Loewenson
    A Marine truck mechanic received a medal typically awarded to more senior service members for saving the Defense Department more than $140 million through work he began as a teenage lance corporal. Cpl. Gage Barbieri, now 21, received the Meritorious Service Medal on Friday from Col. Damon Burrows, commanding officer of 2nd Marine Division’s Headquarters Battalion. Barbieri is only the second Marine corporal to receive the Meritorious Service Medal since at least 2008, Burrows wrote on LinkedIn
  • CNN Political Commentator, GOP Adviser Alice Stewart Dead at 58

    05/18/2024 6:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2024 | Social Links forKatherine Donlevy
    Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, died Saturday at age 58. The frequent “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” guest was found dead outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood in northern Virginia, law enforcement officials told the news organization. They believe she suffered a medical emergency and no foul play is suspected.
  • Trump Accepts NRA Endorsement, Urges Gun Owners to Get Out, Vote

    05/18/2024 6:37:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 18, 2024 | Eric Mack
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at the NRA Leadership Forum in Dallas on Saturday afternoon. "It's a true honor to be here today to receive the endorsement of the proud American patriots at the NRA," Trump told the forum in a speech that aired live and in its entirety on Newsmax and the Newsmax2 streaming platform. "These are great patriots. These are great people, and we're going to do things like nobody can believe. "We're going to win this election at levels that nobody's ever seen before. Thank you very much...
  • At least a dozen anti-Israel protesters arrested in NYC after clashing with police during noisy demonstration

    05/18/2024 6:33:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Patrick Reilly and Marie Weigl
    Anti-Israel protesters clashed with NYPD officers at a raucous demonstration in Brooklyn on Saturday, leading to at least a dozen arrests. Video showed part of the angry mob, some 250 strong, pushing back as police tried to move them towards the sidewalk in Bay Ridge. Cops eventually tackled and arrested several protesters, video shows.
  • Trump Supporters Gather in the Bronx Ahead of Trump Visit

    05/18/2024 6:09:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered together in the Bronx on Saturday to show their support for the former president ahead of his upcoming visit to the city. Trump’s campaign announced on Friday that the former president would be holding an event at Crotona Park in the South Bronx on May 23. In one video posted to X, Trump supporters could be seen walking through the streets holding a banner with the words, “The South Bronx for Donald Trump” as the people chanted, “Trump, Trump, Trump.
  • Tears of Jihad

    05/18/2024 6:06:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad. Africa Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s...
  • Now a coffee ban? The WEF is eyeing coffee ...

    05/18/2024 12:09:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 May, 2024 | Eric Utter
    Roughly 75% of Americans drink coffee every day. That won’t be the case for long, apparently, if the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, have their way. Did anyone notice what they were talking about back in January during the 2024 World Economic Forum's Davos get-together? During a recent WEF panel discussion, a reporter for Moneywise, in an item posted on Yahoo! Finance, reported that one speaker, some banker named Hubert Keller, remarked, “The coffee that we all drink emits between 15 and 20 tons of CO2 per ton of coffee.” Ominously, he added, “so we should...
  • Trump jokes he will ‘demand a drug test’ from Biden before debate

    05/18/2024 5:45:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 18, 2024 6:25 pm | Jenny Goldsberry
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump jokingly predicted that his opponent, President Joe Biden, would be so “jacked up” before their anticipated debate that he might request a drug test. Biden announced that he would participate in two debates against Trump hosted by CNN and ABC News. Trump offered some predictions surrounding the debate during the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner.“He’s going to be so jacked up for those, you watch,” Trump said of the debates. Later, he suggested he would “demand a drug test” before the two got on the debate stage. Speaking to attendees of the National Rifle...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CATCHING A SECOND WIND ~ 19 May 2024

    05/18/2024 5:00:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 18 replies
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    CATCHING A SECOND WIND Cross country runners and other long distance runners have all relied on a "second wind" to finish their race; the longer the race the more "second winds" will be required. This physiological wind source is a timely aid in propelling an exhausted runner onward to the finish. The phenomenon of the "second wind" has a spiritual principle, too. When the purposes of God seem too distant to continue, God provides a "second wind" to propel his people onward to finish the cause in which they are engaged. Indeed: "They that wait upon the Lord shall...
  • CDC Admits Covid Shots Killed 500,000 Children & Young Adults

    05/18/2024 2:11:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Slay News ^ | May 18, 2024 | Frank Bergman
    A secret report has emerged from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that exposes the shocking impact of Covid mRNA injections on American children and young adults. The bombshell report shows that a staggering half a million American children and young adults have been killed by Covid shots. The CDC report has revealed that almost 500,000 Americans aged between 0 and 44 years old died from the dangerous side effects of the Covid mRNA injections. The recorded deaths occurred between the start of the public rollout of the shots in early 2021 and October 9, 2022. However,...
  • NYC yet to launch promised school safety tip line as weapons seizures, attacks soar

    05/18/2024 1:55:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Jon Levine and Matthew Sedacca
    The city is keeping students’ safety on hold. The Adams administration has yet to publicly launch a school safety hotline promised at the start of the academic year, The Post has learned. City officials previously said the tip line was slated to debut last fall, but no official launch announcement or updates had been made since an October City Council hearing.
  • Fmr. Obama Econ. Adviser El-Erian: Green Energy Transition Helped Create Higher Inflation Environment

    05/18/2024 1:31:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Surveillance,” Bloomberg columnist, economist, President of Queens’ College, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser, and former Obama Global Development Council Chair Dr. Mohamed El-Erian stated that the “sustainable energy” transition has helped create “a world that’s subject to higher inflation” than the world we had before.
  • Houston distributes water as more than 500,000 remain without power after devastating storms

    05/18/2024 1:24:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/18/2024 | Phil Helsel
    The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as around 500,000 customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston was forecast to reach a high of 90 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recovers from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line winds that struck with little warning on Thursday. Seven deaths — four in Houston and three in unincorporated Harris County — have been blamed on effects from the weather, including from falling trees and a fire sparked by lighting.
  • 11 Times CNN’s Debate Host Jake Tapper Attacked Donald Trump with Nasty Claims

    05/18/2024 1:03:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2024 | Wendell Husebø
    CNN selected anchor Jake Tapper to co-host its presidential debate on June 27, an in-studio event that is likely to produce fireworks between Tapper and former President Donald Trump.Tapper, one of Trump’s sharpest critics, who purports to be an unbiased journalist, is the lead Washington anchor for CNN. He hosts the weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper and co-hosts its Sunday morning show State of the Union.“In his commitment to tough but objective reporting on national politics, Tapper’s work continues to make an enormous contribution to the public’s understanding of presidential politics,” the American Political Science Association...
  • Moskowitz: Biden Threatening Israel Makes It Harder to Get More Aid Into Gaza

    05/18/2024 9:35:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN News Central,” Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) stated that President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold certain weapons from Israel took pressure off Hamas and in doing so made it less likely to get a ceasefire deal, which makes it harder to get aid into Gaza and free the hostages. Moskowitz said that while he has issues with the House bill to force Biden to transfer weapons to Israel, the bill won’t become law anyway, so those concerns aren’t hugely relevant, and “my main purpose for voting for the bill is what I said earlier when the President decided...
  • Poland to Invest $2.5 Billion to Build Up Border Fortifications with Russia and Belarus

    05/18/2024 9:31:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications has already begun. Poland is on the eastern flank of NATO and of the European Union and Tusk stressed it bears additional responsibility for Europe’s security.
  • NYC shoplifting soars with over 21K complaints lodged so far this year — causing CVS, Walgreens to close up shops

    05/18/2024 9:07:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Lauren Ellie's Schram & Tina Moore
    New York City is losing drugstores as retail theft continues to surge. Gotham has logged 21,578 shoplifting complaints this year through May 12, up 5% from the 20,552 thefts during the same period last year. Manhattan has seen 8,896 incidents of retail theft alone. Crime is so rampant, national chains like Target, CVS and Walgreens are closing locations and tempering expansion plans. Target announced at the end of last year the closure of nine stores across four states, including one in Harlem, due to theft.
  • Iran prepares to execute Jewish man in case that sends dread through tiny Jewish community

    05/18/2024 8:56:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | David Propper
    Iranian authorities have sentenced a Jewish man to die — and they plan to carry out the execution as soon as Monday, sources told The Post. The case has sent a shockwave through the tiny Jewish community in the Islamic Republic, and Iranian Jewish expats and others in the Jewish community in New York and Israel are sounding the alarm that it is a clear miscarriage of justice. Arvin Ghahremani, 20, was working out at the gym in the Iranian city of Kermanshah, about 500 miles outside of Tehran, in November 2022 when he was ambushed by seven men, one...
  • Test Scores Down, GPAs Up: The New Angst Over Grade Inflation

    05/18/2024 7:52:58 AM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2024 | Matt Barnum
    Teachers’ grading practices have changed and students’ grades have drifted up in recent years, a pandemic-era legacy that is being met with mixed reaction from educators across the country. Dating back to 2020, when the pandemic upended American education overnight, many schools have adopted a more lenient approach to grading. Some eliminated zeros or removed penalties for late work. Many teachers report “giving grace” to struggling students. Others say they have felt pressure from administrators to limit failure rates. Higher grades have come even as students’ test scores and attendance rates have dropped. A study in Washington state found that...

    05/18/2024 7:39:16 AM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 201 replies