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  • The enemy within (Sidney Blumenthal alert)

    03/09/2005 7:44:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 46 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 10, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    How an Americanist devoted to destroying international alliances became the US envoy to the UNIn the heat of the battle over the Florida vote after the 2000 US presidential election, a burly, mustachioed man burst into the room where the ballots for Miami-Dade County were being tabulated, like John Wayne barging into a saloon for a shoot-out. "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count," drawled John Bolton. And those ballots from Miami-Dade were not counted.Now that same John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the US ambassador to the UN. "If I were...
  • FSU Student Leaders Stick By Anti-Semitic Senate President

    06/20/2020 7:12:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Florida State University's student senate narrowly voted to keep its president despite his history of anti-Semitic comments. FSU student senate president Ahmad Daraldik wrote "f— Israel" and "stupid Jew" in social media posts and created a website comparing the "occupation of Palestine" to the Holocaust. He defended his past behavior in a video circulated prior to the vote. "I was a child living under an oppressive occupation, where my voice was not heard. So, when I saw a post of a child with a soldier's foot on their chest and a gun to their face, I had no time," Daraldik...
  • DeAndre Baker’s bail amount may mean case is unraveling

    05/17/2020 6:11:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2020 | Paul Schwartz
    The $200,000 bail set Sunday for DeAndre Baker sounds like an onerous amount, but it was not, given that the Giants cornerback signed a four-year contract worth $10.5 million and last year received a signing bonus of $5.67 million. SNIP This could be an indication that despite the serious charges against Baker — four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault — the case might be unraveling, with witnesses recanting on their initial statements, a local defense attorney said. “From what has been presented to the public from the arraignment it seems that this...
  • Tampa man’s stimulus payment missing; can’t get answers from PayPal, IRS

    05/05/2020 8:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | May 5, 2020 | Shannon Behnken
    David Charles needs his $1,200 stimulus payment, but he can’t get a straight answer about where his money went. “I’m starving because I need this money and no one cares,” Charles said. The IRS website shows that his money was paid to his PayPal Mastercard, a prepaid card, on April 29, but the card shows no such payment, and customer service representatives have offered no answers, he said. He says he activated the card for the sole purpose of obtaining his stimulus money faster than through a check. He does not have a bank account because of his low income...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro says 2 US ‘mercenaries’ were captured in failed raid attempt

    05/05/2020 4:10:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader of Venezuela, said Monday that authorities in Caracas captured 13 “terrorists”—including two U.S. citizens-- in a failed invasion attempt that he said was no doubt orchestrated by the Trump administration. Maduro made a nationwide broadcast on state television and held up a pair of U.S. passports that he said were recovered. He read off the names and birthdays of the two Americans.
  • Florida Shop Makes Coronavirus Face Masks From Python Skin

    04/23/2020 12:36:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | April 22, 2020 | Adriana Brasileiro
    Across America, people are making coronavirus masks with everything from t-shirts and pillowcases to vacuum cleaner bags. Because it’s Florida, one guy is using python skin. Brian Wood, owner of All American Gator Products in Dania Beach, is crafting decorative mask coverings from the skin of the Burmese python, the infamous invasive species wreaking havoc on the native wilidlife of the Everglades.
  • Florida Man Encases Self in Concrete at Governor's Mansion in Tallahasse

    04/18/2020 8:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/17
    A Florida man encased himself in concrete outside the Governor’s Mansion in the state capital apparently to protest prison conditions related to the coronavirus. A Tallahassee police spokesman says 28-year-old Jordan Mazurek put PVC pipes horizontally into two 55-gallon plastic drums filled with concrete, with some sort of mechanism that locked his arms in place.
  • Florida gynecologists caught on camera stealing Trump flag -- with kids in tow, deputies say

    04/15/2020 4:42:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | April 15, 2020
    Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, face several chargesDeputies in Florida said two doctors stole a campaign flag supporting President Donald Trump from their neighbor’s property. Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, allegedly took the flag on April 7 while their two children were with them, news outlets reported. A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s report said they used a ladder to pull it down. Both Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche are gynecologists working in different Pensacola hospitals, WKRG-TV reported. They were charged with several crimes, including trespassing and larceny, and released from the county jail.
  • Man in bull onesie accused of trying to burn down ex-lover's house with spaghetti sauce (Florida)

    04/10/2020 8:27:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    Oralndo Sentinel ^ | 3/24/2019 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    A man who tried to burn down his ex-boyfriend’s house with a pot of boiling spaghetti sauce was arrested along with an accomplice in DeLand last week, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Derrick Irving, 36 — who had an intimate relationship with the 50-year-old owner of the home on Evergreen Terrace — and John Silvia, 28, broke into the victim’s house and took a flat-screen TV, a vacuum, an air conditioning unit and a heater on March 13, according to an arrest report. The victim, who was at work, called authorities after getting an alert on his phone that...
  • Breaking – Democrat Andrew Gillum [D-FL] involved in crystal meth overdose at Miami hotel…

    03/13/2020 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | March 13, 2020 10:47 am | Kane
    Democrat Andrew Gillum, who ran for Governor in Florida, and is now a CNN political pundit, was involved in a crystal meth overdose incident last night in a Miami hotel room with two other men.
  • 2019 Year of the Florida Man

    12/30/2019 7:50:15 AM PST · by RightField · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 12/30/2019 | Craig Pittman, Staff Writer
    When historians study 2019, they will surely take note that this was the Year of the Florida Man. First, in March, came the 'Florida Man Challenge,' a social media fad involving Googling your birthday and the term 'Florida Man' to see what bizarre news item popped up. A month later came the Florida Man backlash, in which commentators debated whether it was ethical to laugh about Florida Man headlines because so many involve people who are homeless or mentally ill. . . .
  • State Attorney's Office Says School Bus Beating 'Does Not Meet Criteria For A Hate Crime'

    12/16/2019 4:59:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Information Lineration ^ | 12/16/19 | Chris Menahan
    Five African-American students seen pummeling a 14-year-old white boy on a school bus in a video released last week have been charged with misdemeanor battery. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said the State's Attorney's Office "stated that this incident does not meet criteria for a hate crime." 
  • Terrifying moment a bison charges at a nine-year-old girl and sends her flying [tr]

    07/24/2019 6:14:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2019 | Matthew Wright
    A nine-year-old girl visiting Yellowstone National Park has been struck and thrown into the air by a charging bison. The girl, from Odessa, Florida, was in a group of roughly 50 people who were standing near the bison for about 20 minutes in the Old Faithful Geyser area on Monday before it charged, Yellowstone officials said in a written statement. Wild video shows the large beast grazing before it begins pacing toward the girl and two adults.
  • Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims: 'I just made it up'

    07/20/2019 12:27:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/19 | Keith Griffith
    A Florida Democrat who ended her run for a seat in the state's House of Representatives late last month admitted to authorities that her claim of being a medical doctor who treated Pulse nightclub shooting victims in Orlando wasn't true, according to a charging affidavit released this week. “I lied,” Elizabeth McCarthy told state investigators, Florida Politics reported. "It is a false statement." During her candidacy, McCarthy, 50, told people she was a doctor at Orlando Regional Medical Center and treated 32 victims of the 2016 massacre. I lied. It is a false statement."  — Elizabeth McCarthy, former Florida state House candidate “I personally removed 77 bullets from...
  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Florida school removes principal who wouldn’t

    07/09/2019 7:09:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 7/9/19 | Pamela Geller
    describe the Holocaust as ‘factual’ Late last week, I reported on a Florida principal’s who could not saythat the Holocaust was a historical fact. I asked readers to sign the petition for the removal of the holocaust denying Florida principal. It worked. First and foremost, I applaud the parents, the mother, who refused to accept the left’s systematic academic antisemitism. One person can make a difference A high school in Boca Raton, Florida, removed a principal who told a parent that he needed to remain neutral on whether or not the Holocaust occurred. The Palm Beach County School District said...
  • LPD: Woman arrested for turning in husband’s firearms to Lakeland police

    06/27/2019 8:30:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 6/21/19 | Kathy Leigh Berkowitz
    LAKELAND — A 32-year-old woman was arrested on June 15 when she gathered her husband’s guns to turn them over to the Lakeland Police Department. According to Courtney Irby’s arrest affidavit, she told police her husband had been taken to jail for trying to run over her with a car. Irby said she went to Joseph Irby’s apartment on Village Center Drive in Lakeland and searched for the guns she knew he had. When she told a Lakeland police officer she had the guns with her to turn them in, he replied, “So are you telling me that you committed...
  • 50 Years Since Stonewall [Promoted on Company's Intranet Site]

    06/26/2019 5:47:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SunTrust Intranet Site ^ | June 26, 2019 | Staff
    "We've gotten better at talking about inclusion. Now we intentionally start conversations, and when it's Pride Month or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate." — Kevin Hart, founder of the West Florida LGBTA Teammate Network If rainbows and vibrant parades come to mind when you think of Pride Month, you're not alone, but if you research the history, you'll see it's more than a colorful party. "Pride Month is really about Stonewall," said Kevin Hart, founder of the West Florida LGBTA Teammate Network.
  • Florida woman told to remove gay pride flag from home

    06/22/2019 8:48:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/21/2019 | Staff
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNN) — A Florida woman is speaking out after being told to remove her pride flag. Robin Chipman lives at Coquina Key Condominiums in St. Petersburg. She put a rainbow flag out in honor of Pride Month. But someone in the condo complex complained and now, Chipman says she has to take it down or face a fine. "I have friends and neighbors that are in the community. And I want to show my support. And it's only the biggest celebration in the state of Florida and most of the country. Bigger than New York and it's...
  • Muslim Federation Facebook Manager Calls Jews ‘Demonic’ and US ‘World’s #1 Terrorist'[Florida]

    05/03/2019 4:55:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2019 | Joe Kaufman
    Abdur Rahman al-Ghani posts that Democracy is evil and Islam will overtake the world. The South Florida Muslim Federation (SFMF), the umbrella organization for South Florida’s many Islamic extremist groups, like most organizations, has a presence on social media. But unlike most organizations, this one’s Facebook page is managed by an individual who has previously used this same outlet to publicly degrade Jews, homosexuals and America and to call for violence. This piece is not meant to change this organization, SFMF, but to expose it. SFMF was founded in April 2017 and incorporated in December 2017. Among its founding organizations...
  • Bunny brawl! Easter bunny throws down during fight in Orlando (video)

    04/22/2019 8:13:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Local10.com ^ | 4/22/2019 | Jeff Tavvs
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The last thing you want to do is make the Easter Bunny angry; because if you do, he'll become hopping mad. All jokes aside, the Easter icon threw down his paws in Orlando last night when he got involved in a little holiday fisticuffs. WKMG reports the person in the bunny costume put themselves in the middle of a fight between a man and a woman. The "bunny" appears to try and break things up, but then starts throwing haymakers of his/her own. Orlando police broke up the fight moments later while the bunny stood off to...