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  • CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children. They Weren’t Prosecuted...Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency personnel accountable.

    12/02/2021 10:46:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com ^ | December 1, 2021 | Jason Leopold & Anthony Cormier BuzzFeed News Reporters
    EMBEDDED LINKS TO REPORTS AND SNAPSHOTS AT SITE: Over the past 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has secretly amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children. Though most of these cases were referred to US attorneys for prosecution, only one of the individuals was ever charged with a crime. Prosecutors sent the rest of the cases back to the CIA to handle internally, meaning few faced any consequences beyond the possible loss of their jobs and security clearances. That marks a striking deviation from how sex crimes involving children have...
  • Benjamin Franklin Quotes: The Words of The First American

    11/17/2021 8:18:12 PM PST · by libertasbella · 7 replies
    Libertas Bella ^ | 11/17/2021 | Alex Horsman
    "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." "Our cause is the cause of all mankind…we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own." "From a persuasion that equal liberty was originally the portion, it is still the birthright of all men." "Sell not...liberty to purchase power." "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." "Every man…is, of common right, and by the laws of God, a freeman, and entitled to the free enjoyment of liberty." "A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." "Make yourself...
  • Pa. GOP lawmaker says the cause for a forensic election investigation is ‘weakened and diminished’

    08/19/2021 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Coronal · 31 replies
    Pennsylvania Capital-Star ^ | August 19, 2021 | Marley Parish
    ‘We’re not in a very good spot right now,’ Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said Thursday Saying his cause had “been weakened and diminished,” a Republican state lawmaker behind an Arizona-style investigation of Pennsylvania’s election results has pressed pause on the probe. The announcement from state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, came during a since-deleted Thursday morning Facebook live stream before an audience of more than 1,000 supporters. Mastriano, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, announced plans to pursue a “forensic investigation” into Pennsylvania’s 2020 general and 2021 primary elections in July. He made a sweeping request for voting equipment...
  • Ex-Seminarian’s Lawsuit Resurrects ‘Orgy’ Allegation Against Omaha Archbishop George Lucas

    08/12/2021 6:46:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 8/12/21 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Recent affidavits in a lawsuit brought by a former seminarian against administrators of Rome’s Pontifical North American College major seminary have resurrected a prior allegation, deemed false in a diocesan investigative report in 2006, that Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha engaged in a homosexual “orgy” with the school’s rector, Fr. Peter Harman. None of the individuals submitting affidavits – which are sworn statements that have not been examined yet in court – come from witnesses to the alleged incident. Rather, the court documents point to a video interview conducted with an alleged eyewitness who initiated the orgy accusation against the...
  • Check out these 7 patriotic movies this Fourth of July weekend ['1776' Movie - Broadway 1969 & Movie 1972]

    07/04/2021 12:20:20 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 45 replies
    Kim Komando ^ | 07/04/2021 | Kim Komando [show]
    Let’s start at the beginning — “1776,” that is. This 1972 musical based on the Broadway show of the same name recounts the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Think “Hamilton” without hip-hop music.
  • The Sommersett Case and the Slave Trade (Benjamin Franklin)

    03/09/2021 7:40:31 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    Founders Online ^ | June 18–20, 1772 | Benjamin Franklin
    The Sommersett Case and the Slave Trade (1) It is said that some generous humane persons subscribed to the expence of obtaining liberty by law for Somerset the Negro.(2) It is to be wished that the same humanity may extend itself among numbers; if not to the procuring liberty for those that remain in our Colonies, at least to obtain a law for abolishing the African commerce in Slaves, and declaring the children of present Slaves free after they become of age. By a late computation made in America, it appears that there are now eight hundred and fifty thousand...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes on Why America's Revolutionaries Fought For Liberty and Freedom

    02/09/2021 5:40:26 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 13 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 2/9/2021 | Alex Horsman
    On Liberty “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin “Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.” – John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765 “Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes: Our Favorite Quotes from America's Courageous Revolutionaries

    12/11/2020 5:17:47 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 9 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/11/2020 | Brian Miller
    HUGE collection available on link. “Our unalterable resolution should be to be free.” -Sam Adams, to James Warren, 1776 “Wear none of thine own chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free.” -William Penn, "Some Fruits of Solitude", 1693 “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” -John Adams “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” -Thomas Jefferson, to Abigail Smith Adams, February 22, 1787 “The price of freedom...
  • Jake Gardner, man charged in Scurlock death, has died by suicide (more details)

    09/20/2020 6:23:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 42 replies
    KETV ^ | Sep 20, 2020
    Jake Gardner, the man accused of manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, has died by suicide. Multiple sources close to the investigation confirmed the news to KETV NewsWatch 7 on Sunday. Officials said Gardner's body was found in the morning in Portland, Oregon, and that he did not leave a note. Police in Oregon released the following information: "At about 12:20 p.m., Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to the 300 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue after a body was found outside a medical clinic. They discovered 38-year-old Jacob Gardner of Omaha, Nebraska, dead." Gardner's attorney, Stu Dornan, said...
  • Massachusetts 4th Congressional District: Thousands of ballots found in Franklin, Jesse Mermell’s campaign solicits recount signatures The race is still too close to call

    09/03/2020 9:16:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/3/2020 | Rick Sobey
    A recount could be looming in the 4th Congressional District race between two Democrats as more uncounted ballots surfaced on Thursday. Officials in Newton, Wellesley and Franklin on Thursday restarted counting primary ballots after Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin filed a court order to authorize local poll workers to continue counting ballots that were received on time and had not been tallied by the end of Tuesday night. In Franklin, poll workers Thursday evening were counting about 3,000 uncounted ballots — much more than the previously estimated 600 uncounted ballots, according to a spokeswoman for the Secretary of the...
  • Declaration Of Independence (Comedy)

    07/04/2020 11:43:06 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 4 replies
    Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America was a comedy album from 1961. It's easy to tell Freberg is a liberal - the Declaration Of Independence skit is a take on the House Unamerican Committee. However, it's still pretty funny - also a funny insight into how liberals think. Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America - Declaration Of Independence
  • Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life. Ben Franklin

    02/26/2020 2:36:26 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 10 replies
    02.36.2020 | chickensoup
    Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life. Benjamin Franklin
  • Pro-Trump Firefighters Face Threats, IRS Complaint over Parade Banner

    10/15/2019 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Toddstarnes.com ^ | 10/14/2019 | Todd Starnes
    The annual Fireman’s Parade is a big deal in Franklin, New Jersey. But there’s a bit of controversy after volunteer firefighters from Sussex County included a Trump 2020 banner in the Color Guard. The banner included the words, “Keep America Great.” Local Democrats are furious. The Sussex County Watchdog reports that the volunteer firefighters have received death threats. And some citizens are calling for the volunteers to be fired. “Evidently, their loathing of Donald Trump is more dear to them than the safety of their own children,” the Watchdog reported. The New Jersey Herald reports someone filed a complaint with...
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    09/15/2019 6:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest ... The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner...
  • Judge could consider handwriting expert for Aretha Franklin's will (found in couch cushions)

    08/06/2019 3:43:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/06/19
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin apparently wanted her son, Kecalf Franklin, to serve as the representative of her estate, which might be worth millions. But lawyers for Franklin's estate have said "there is no basis" to believe Kecalf Franklin has those skills.
  • Knitting Store Owner Tells Women’s March Supporters To Buy Their Yarn Elsewhere

    01/26/2017 7:55:39 AM PST · by knittnmom · 56 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 1/26/2017 | Rebecca Shapiro
    Things don’t seem so joyful over at The Joy of Knitting. Elizabeth Poe, the owner of the Franklin, Tennessee shop, published a post on her store’s Facebook page earlier this week that asked customers shopping for yarn in support of the Women’s March to take their business elsewhere. “The vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable,” Poe wrote in a post that was shared over 5,000 times and attracted more than 7,000 comments. She added, “As the owner of this business and a Christian, I have a duty to my customers and my community to promote values...
  • A Republic. If You Can Keep It...

    07/04/2019 6:25:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jul 3, 2002 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    As Benjamin Franklin departed the Constitutional Convention, he was asked if the framers had created a monarchy or a republic. "A republic," he famously replied, and then added, "if you can keep it." The remarkable generation that founded this nation led an improbable yet successful revolution against the strongest military power of the time. They declared their independence based on self-evident truths, asserting a new basis of political rule in the sovereignty of the people and launching an experiment in self-government. Through a carefully written constitution that limits power and secures rights while allowing for change through its own amendment,...
  • Marine gets 20 years in in parachute case

    08/08/2003 3:10:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 260+ views
    AP | 8/08/03 | ESTES THOMPSON
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine sentenced to 20 years in military prison for cutting parachute suspension lines before a training jump will have to testify against another Marine charged in the case.Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Boykins was sentenced Thursday, a day after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of reckless endangerment, four counts of aggravated assault and one count of destruction of government property.Boykins, 21, admitted cutting suspension lines on 13 of the 22 parachutes that were to be used in the exercise Sept. 21. He said he knew someone could be killed or injured because reserve...
  • Today's Quotefall puzzle by Benjamin Franklin

    04/14/2019 8:11:45 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 4/14/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Benjamin Franklin. Click image for full size. To solve the puzzle, enter the letters in the top half of the puzzle into the white squares on the grid pattern below, staying in their own columns, and be used exactly once. The black squares in the grid (which represent spaces), as well as punctuation or numbers in gray, are not to be used by letters. Some words will continue from one row to another. For more detailed instructions and techniques, go here: How to solve Quotefall Puzzles. Due to issues related to front page...
  • Ben Franklin: Slaveowner to Slavery Abolitionist

    03/30/2019 12:39:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 286 replies
    In his later years, Benjamin Franklin became vocal as an abolitionist and in 1787 began to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Society was originally formed April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, as The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage...The Society not only advocated the abolition of slavery, but made efforts to integrate freed slaves into American society. Preamble: "It having pleased the Creator of the world, to make of one flesh all the children of men, it becomes them to consult and promote each other's happiness, as...