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  • House conservatives block GOP bills, voice frustration in response to last week’s debt ceiling vote

    06/06/2023 6:25:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 1 replies
    News 10 ^ | June 6, 2023
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House conservatives staged a mini-revolt Tuesday in retaliation for Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership on last week’s vote to raise the debt ceiling, the right wing banding together to block progress on a mixture of bills and vent their frustration. Led by outspoken members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of 11 Republicans broke with their party on an otherwise routine procedural vote that threw the day’s schedule — and the rest of the week — into disarray. It’s the first such procedural rule vote to fail in nearly two decades. The group is among some of...
  • Russia sees beginning of Kakhovka Dam Disinformation Campaign-envoy to UN

    06/06/2023 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | 6/7/2023 | TASS
    "There is an air of schizophrenia about these conclusions," Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said UNITED NATIONS, June 7. /TASS/.Russia is witnessing the beginning of a disinformation campaign regarding Tuesday's events at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant (HPP), Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya told the UN Security Council. "We already see a well-coordinated information, or rather disinformation campaign. We hear statements by Western states and by Kiev, and we will definitely hear more in this chamber today that will try to assert that it is Russia who blasted the Kakhovka Dam," Nebenzya said. In...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Great Movie Exchanges Quiz - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

    06/06/2023 6:00:10 PM PDT · by luvie · 12 replies
    For the best troops & vets in the world....& their families, too! | luvie and the Canteen Movie Buffs
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  • Wildfire roundup: A look at what's burning across the country and who's affected

    06/06/2023 5:05:20 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 06/06/23 | By Emily Blake in Yellowknife
    Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair has said images of wildfires burning across Canada are some of the most severe ever witnessed in the country and the forecast for the next few months indicates the potential for continued higher-than-normal fire activity. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre says there are 415 fires currently burning. About 2,285 fires have burned 37,000 square kilometres so far this year Here's a look at the current wildfire situation as of Tuesday afternoon: NOVA SCOTIA There are five active wildfires. The province has recorded 212 so far this year, about double the number in an...
  • Dallas Pride festival for 'all ages' sells sex toys, edible penises, graphic Disney art

    06/06/2023 2:52:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/2023 | Kristine Parks
    Children are seen looking at sexually explicit merchandise at vendor booth for the 'all ages' event in Dallas A Pride festival in Dallas, Texas, this past weekend advertised for children of all ages featured sexually explicit merchandise for sale, including sex toys and graphic Disney fan art, a video shows. In footage taken by BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales, small children approach the booth for the Dallas chapter of the anti-Catholic drag group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The camera pans to show a little girl viewing a rack of button pins that have references to sexual positions and phrases like "send...
  • China intercepts US military vessels and aircraft ‘more frequently than we’d like’

    06/06/2023 2:42:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 05, 2023 10:31 PM | Mike Brest, Defense Reporter
    The Chinese military's unsafe intercepts of U.S. Air Force aircraft and Navy vessels have occurred "more frequently than we'd like," White House National Security Council coordinator John Kirby said. There have been two unsafe intercepts in the last couple of weeks, according to U.S. defense officials. A Chinese military aircraft flew in front of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 over the South China Sea, causing the U.S. aircraft to jostle as it flew through its wake turbulence. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command described it as “an unnecessarily aggressive maneuver,” while more recently, a Chinese navy vessel crossed in front of the USS...
  • Resurfaced photo of Dem governor posing with anti-Christian LGBTQ group takes center stage in year's top race

    06/06/2023 1:03:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2023 | Brandon Gillespie
    Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear posed for a photo with a local chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in 2020 A recently resurfaced photo of Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear posing with a local chapter of the anti-Christian LGBTQ activist group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has lead to some sharp language between his campaign and that of his Republican challenger, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron. "This is just another example of how out of touch Andy Beshear is with our values. He’s the governor of Kentucky, not California," Cameron told Fox News Digital. "The fact that he would host...
  • (OFFICIAL) ANALYSIS US hotel developers run out of cash as construction lending dries up

    06/06/2023 12:26:34 PM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/5/23
    Tighter lending standards from regional banks are making it harder for U.S. hotel developers to secure funding, slowing construction of new hotels at a time Americans' appetite for travel is ripe. Hotel developers, private equity firms, and general contractors told Reuters the financial stress on regional banks -- the largest lenders to hotels and other commercial real estate markets -- has forced developers to postpone projects or find other creative ways to raise capital. The hotel industry's predicament highlights the impact on the broader U.S. economy of the regional banking crisis, which resulted in the failure of three mid-sized U.S....
  • World Bank warns global economy to slow sharply amid higher interest rates

    06/06/2023 12:15:47 PM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/23
    The World Bank said Tuesday that global economic growth has slowed sharply in the face of higher interest rates, chronic inflation and continued fallout from the banking crisis. The world economy is expected to expand just 2.1% this year, after growing 3.1% in 2022, the Washington-based institution said in its semiannual Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday. Advanced economies, including the U.S., are projected to also cool to a growth rate of just 0.7% this year – a marked drop from the 2.6% rate recorded in 2022 and one of the weakest growth rates in the last five decades, according...
  • Russiagate Prober Durham Neglected DNC Hack Claim, Despite Evidence It Too Was a Democrat Sham

    06/06/2023 9:02:44 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 6/6/23 | Aaron Mate
    Special Counsel John Durham’s final report faults the FBI for opening the Trump-Russia collusion investigation on baseless grounds and relying on Hillary Clinton-funded material to pursue it, all while ignoring a warning that Clinton was plotting to frame Trump as a Russian asset. Yet Durham does not address the Clinton campaign’s equally central tie to Russiagate’s other foundational allegation: that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking Democratic party servers and releasing the material through Wikileaks to help elect Trump. Durham’s silence on the Clinton team’s role in generating this unproven claim comes despite his unearthing of evidence that...
  • Report shows Illinois struggling to keep jobs

    06/06/2023 6:49:37 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Center Square ^ | 6/5/23 | Andrew Hensel
    High property taxes, the state tax on gasoline and Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of COVID-19 are all factors in the state's lack of job growth, according to an analyst. A report by Wirepoints looks at Illinois' overall economic performance since Pritzker took office in 2019. The report shows 70,000 fewer jobs in that time frame and that its real GDP growth was 3.2% from 2019 to 2022, which ranked 10th worse in the country. Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski told The Center Square that many factors have contributed to the lack of growth in jobs. "We will never have the most...
  • AG Moody defeats Biden administration in court, again

    06/06/2023 6:35:31 AM PDT · by CFW · 14 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 6/5/23 | Bethany Blankley
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody won another round against the Biden administration in federal court, this time in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. On Monday, the court ruled to keep in place an injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s parole program. The injunction was issued by a federal district judge in Florida last month. DHS appealed the judge’s ruling and lost. On May 8, U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell of the Northern District of Florida Pensacola Division vacated DHS’s “Policy on the Use of Parole Plus Alternatives to Detention to Decompress Border Locations.” On May 16, he...
  • Some Sudden Deaths Caused by COVID-19 Vaccines, Autopsies Confirm

    06/06/2023 6:15:39 AM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 6/6/23 | Zachary Stieber
    Some sudden deaths were caused by COVID-19 vaccines, autopsies have confirmed. Eight people who died suddenly after receiving a messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine died due to a type of vaccine-induced heart inflammation called myocarditis, South Korean authorities said after reviewing the autopsies. “Vaccine-related myocarditis was the only possible cause of death,” Dr. Kye Hun Kim of the Chonnam National University Hospital and other South Korean researchers said. All of the sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) happened in people aged 45 or younger, including a 33-year-old man who died just one day after receiving a second dose of Moderna’s vaccine and...
  • Black mom-of-four, 35, is killed in front of her son, 9, by neighbor who complained about her children playing outside then shot at her through a door - but police are yet to make arrest because of 'stand your ground' law

    06/06/2023 5:20:47 AM PDT · by CFW · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/23 | Christian Oliver
    Calls are growing for the arrest of a woman accused of shooting dead her mother-of-four neighbor after she complained about the victim's children playing outside. The children of Ajike 'AJ' Owens were playing in a field near an apartment complex in Ocala, Florida, on Friday when her neighbor 'began yelling at them to get off her land and calling them racial slurs', renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. The children then accidentally left an iPad behind after leaving the field, Crump explained, before going back to fetch it. But the neighbor, a 58-year-old white woman, who was not named,...
  • Michael Sheen says he finds it 'hard to accept' when Welsh characters are played by non-Welsh actors - and reiterates his call for Prince of Wales title to be abolished

    06/06/2023 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/23
    Actor Michael Sheen has today said that he finds it 'very hard to accept' when Welsh characters are not played by Welsh actors, while also taking aim at the Prince of Wales title. In an interview with the Telegraph, Sheen blasted the 'ridiculous' title of the Prince of Wales. 'It's just silly. I see no reason why the title should continue. Certainly not with someone who's not Welsh.' .....
  • Louisiana congress passes bill to ban sex changes for minors, with a veto-proof majority

    06/06/2023 4:21:52 AM PDT · by CFW · 14 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 6/5/23 | Sara Higdon
    The Louisiana Senate passed HB 648 in a 29-10 vote on Monday. The bill bans puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery for minors. The bill is expected to be vetoed by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. However, HB 648 passed with veto-proof majorities in both Legislative chambers. The Senate requires 26 votes in favor to override a veto, and the House requires 70 votes to override a veto; HB 648 received 71 in the House chamber. Bill author, Louisianna Congressman Gabe Firment said in a statement to the Post Millennial, "Thanks to the bi-partisan support of the Louisiana State Senate,...
  • Report: Mar-a-Lago employee flooded room with surveillance video logs

    06/05/2023 11:37:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    An employee at former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence drained the resort’s swimming pool last October and ended up flooding a room where computer servers containing surveillance video logs were kept, sources familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday. While it is unclear if the room was intentionally flooded or if it happened by mistake, the incident occurred amid a series of events that federal prosecutors found suspicious, according to the report. At least one witness has been asked by prosecutors about the flooded server room as part of the federal investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents,...
  • Prosecutors ask about flooded Mar-a-Lago computer server room in Trump classified documents probe: Report

    06/05/2023 6:34:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    nypost ^ | 6/5/2023 | VICTOR NAVA
    The draining of a swimming pool at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort that led to the flooding of a computer server room last October has reportedly caught the attention of prosecutors working for special counsel Jack Smith. At least one witness has been asked about the server room flood by prosecutors investigating Trump’s handling of classified material, according to a CNN report on Monday. The flooded room on the property held video logs for the Palm Beach, Fla., club, according to the report. The videos may show the movement of boxes of classified documents that Trump, 76, held onto...
  • J6 Unmasked: Security footage confirms Senate door opened, allowing 300 to enter Capitol freely

    06/05/2023 5:52:11 PM PDT · by CFW · 19 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/5/23 | Nick Ballasy and John Solomon
    Adoor on the West side of the U.S. Capitol was left open and mostly unguarded for key moments during the Jan. 6 riot, allowing more than 300 people to enter the building unimpeded even as officers fought valiantly to keep protesters out of other sections of the official home of Congress, according to police security footage obtained by Just the News. The footage -- which confirms concerns first raised by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., two years ago -- shows an episode in a narrow hallway in the middle of the Capitol that began around 2:30p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021 right...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fort Barfoot, Virginia ~ 06 JUNE 2023

    06/05/2023 5:02:28 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 37 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Barfoot, VirginiaFort Barfoot is a Virginia Army National Guard installation, located near the town of Blackstone, Virginia. Home of the Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center, Fort Barfoot was originally named for the United States Army officer and Confederate General George Pickett. It was one of the U.S. Army installations named for Confederate soldiers that has been renamed by The Naming Commission. Their recommendation was for the post to be renamed Fort Barfoot, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Van T. Barfoot. On 5 January 2023, William A. LaPlante, US...