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  • The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border

    06/18/2018 8:18:05 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/18/18 | Joe Carter
    What just happened? Over the past six weeks, immigration officials have separated hundreds of migrant families who have either crossed into the United States illegally or have sought political asylum. A change in immigration policy by the Trump administration is resulting in thousands of children being housed separately from their parents as they await adjudication. The children are being kept in separate facilities and are unable to see their parents for an indefinite period of time.
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth A Record $141 Billion

    06/18/2018 5:23:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/18/18 | Zameena Mejia
    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, is richer than he has ever been before. Since June 1, the tech titan's net worth has grown over $5 billion and now totals $141.9 billion, according to the Forbes World's Billionaires list. That makes Bezos worth roughly $49 billion more than Bill Gates and about $60 billion more than Warren Buffett. This latest win for Bezos is just one of many he has enjoyed this year. As Amazon's customer base sticks around despite the latest Prime latest price hike in exchange for a slew of services...
  • Elon Musk: ‘I Am a Socialist’

    06/18/2018 4:02:10 PM PDT · by deadrock · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    Tesla CEO and PayPal billionaire Elon Musk surprised many Friday when he declared on Twitter that he is a socialist. Conservative critics, however, may well have agreed, given his companies’ reliance on the state.Cont..
  • Meghan Markle's Father was Paid £7,500 to Tell all Live on UK Television just Weeks after He [Trunc]

    06/18/2018 3:28:53 PM PDT · by Cecily · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 18, 2018 | Rebecca English
    The Duchess of Sussex's father has been paid £7,500 to reveal details of their relationship, his private conversations with Prince Harry and thoughts on the royals in an extraordinary TV interview. Thomas Markle, 73, was flown by ITV's Good Morning Britain from his home in Mexico to a luxury hotel in California to discuss everything from making Harry promise never to 'raise his hand' to Meghan, to the prince's views on Brexit and Donald Trump. His decision to accept the payment comes weeks after he was exposed as posing for fake paparazzi photographs to 'improve' his public image, for which...
  • Does anyone know what happened to The Midwest Conservative Journal?

    06/18/2018 11:04:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Vanity | 06-18-2018 | NRx
    It used to be one of my favorite blogs. The author, Christopher Johnson had a gift for writing being both sharp and witty. I know that he had suffered some setbacks in his personal life and was living in somewhat reduced circumstances but the blog remained until late 2016 when it suddenly vanished. Does anyone have some background/info on this?
  • Man evicted from Great Bay home acquired by Fish & Game

    06/18/2018 8:21:23 AM PDT · by TimeZoomsBy · 9 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | June 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Dinan
    "McGee said after his sister’s death, Emery approached Fish and Game about extending the life estate so he could stay on the property while he’s undergoing cancer treatments. “He was hoping Fish and Game would let him stay longer, maybe until he died,” McGee said. “They considered it, they said it’s not supposed to be residential, it’s supposed to be open, so unfortunately no. It’s clear they’re not going to give us more time.”
  • Tourists attempting to visit Space Needle attacked by homeless man (Seattle)

    06/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    KOMO News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Matt Markovich & Tammy Mutasa
    SEATTLE - A family from Arizona was attacked by a man from a homeless camp just as they parked to visit the Space Needle earlier this month. Details are just now being made public of the June 2 attack. Officers responded to a reports of a fight in progress in the parking lot next to the Wells Fargo Bank at 3rd Avenue and Denny Way, one block away from the Space Needle. There is an unsanctioned encampment with about a dozen tents along one-block stretch of 3rd Avenue, that has been growing over the last three months. Tourists often walk...
  • Q Anon: 6/17/18 FRiendly FReeper Collaboration to understand Q drops

    06/17/2018 10:59:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 465 replies ^ | June 17, 2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has been locked for disruptive comments, but post #1 includes a strong, concise...
  • EU Court of Justice: All EU nations must welcome same-sex ‘spouses’

    06/17/2018 9:35:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies ^ | 06/18/2018 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    Homosexual rights got a boost from a groundbreaking judgment of the European Court of Justice that forces all EU member states to welcome the same-sex "spouses" of EU citizens, even when they are not EU nationals. The European Court of Justice fell short of imposing an obligation on EU member states to recognize homosexual marriages but opened another avenue for homosexual marriage in Europe by declaring a "derived right of residence" in EU states for same-sex spouses of EU nationals who are non-EU citizen. The Court recognized that homosexual marriage may not be a human right but held that homosexual...
  • Watch: Here’s 60 Seconds of Superhuman Dads Saving Their Kids at the Last Second

    06/17/2018 4:07:43 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies ^ | JUNE 17, 2018 | BEN MARQUIS
    Today is Father’s Day, a day set aside for everyone to celebrate the dads in their lives who have made the effort to raise their children and keep them safe from harm. Of course, given the manner in which some children behave, that can be easier said than done, and can at times require seemingly superhuman efforts to keep kids who put themselves in danger from experiencing real harm. The following video is a collection of clips of superhuman dads doing just that, quite literally saving their own kids — or perhaps even the children of others — just in...
  • Bill Call Your Son (Love You Dad, Danney WIlliams)

    06/17/2018 3:03:03 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 21 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 17, 2018 | Kyle Olson
    FATHER’S DAY: Bill Clinton ‘son’ calls for ‘dad’ to take paternity test...Danney Williams still wants to have a relationship with the man he calls his “dad.” This Father’s Day, Williams, who says Bill Clinton is his father, is backing calls for Clinton to undergo a paternity test to prove — or disprove — his assertion.

    06/17/2018 10:51:44 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    Recipe @ link. On June 17 get whirled up in pastry dough, apples and spices. It’s National Apple Strudel Day. In German, the word strudel means whirlpool or eddy. This tasty dessert is perfectly described by its German language as the sweet mixture of fruit, sugar, spices and layers of thin dough that are rolled together and baked. The result is a bubbling, flaky treat. Often served at bakeries and coffee shops, strudel can also be a savory dish.
  • Authorities say a guard helped New Mexico prison escapees

    06/17/2018 10:06:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    click2houston ^ | 6/17/2018 | NICOLE CHAVEZ AND CHRIS BOYETTE
    Authorities have been searching for Aaron Davis Clark, 31; Victor Andrew Apodaca, 28, and Ricky Ramon Sena, 24, since they escaped Friday from a detention center in Clovis --- about 75 miles east of Albuquerque. Sena was being held on an aggravated battery with deadly weapon charge. Apodaca was facing several drug charges, including trafficking controlled substances. Clark was being held on firearms, child abuse and identity theft charges, officials said. The three men were still on the run Sunday -- unlike the guard who allegedly helped them escape. Sarina Dodson, a detention officer at the Curry County Detention Center,...
  • Yorkie stays with missing toddler all night, alerts search party with 'weak bark'

    06/17/2018 9:57:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 6/16/18 | M.L. NESTEL
    A loyal Yorkshire terrier stayed with a missing 3-year-old girl in a dense cornfield in Missouri all night -- and heroically led a search party to them with a "weak bark," authorities said. Remy Merritt and her dog, Fat Heath, had gone missing Thursday night in Qulin, triggering a desperate search that brought in some 150 volunteers, authorities said. But it wasn't until Fat Heath responded to barks from one of the search dogs that rescuers ended the 12-hour ordeal and found Remy and her trusty companion. "One of the dogs barked and a weaker bark was returned," Clark Parrott,...
  • Not too late to get something special for Dad. Donate to FR in his name - he'll love it!

    06/17/2018 9:45:09 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    6/17/2018 | vanity
    Your relatives already got him a tie. He's got all the videos he hoped for. He's going to enjoy being taken to lunch with the family today. He'd love to know that you made a donation in his name to keep the lights on at FR. PS: He really WON'T be disappointed if you don't put him on the spot with gag gifts at the restaurant!
  • Happy Father's Day!

    06/17/2018 6:16:21 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 16, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Father's Day to you and yours. I miss my dad more as the years go by. He was very sick at the end, and I think it takes a while after death for the final grim stage to fade and for the departed to be restored to memory as they were in their prime. When I was a kid, he liked to sing along to this whenever it came on the radio, even though neither my sister nor I were much like the girl and boy in the song. Which is kind of the point of the number. This...
  • Australia’s FM Rules Out Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

    06/17/2018 2:23:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2018 | Simon Kent
    Australia will not follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy to Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, defying her own governing Liberal Party’s request to do so. At the Liberal party’s annual federal council in Sydney, MPs and the party’s youth arm had called on the government to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, and to suspend all aid to the Palestinian Authority “until it terminates its ‘Martyr’s fund” which rewards terrorists and their families with support payments.

    06/16/2018 7:46:07 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 64 replies
    Self | 06-16-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    Where did the current policy of separating children from the parents during Illegal border crossings originate? All I find when I search are it's all the Trump Administrations fault. Every search engine seems to come up nothing but the Left's viewpoint here. Yet I have read someplace that these policies predate Trump. So any help appreciated on information on this.
  • (Vanity) Omaha precious metal buyers beware. New ordinance puts sellers info on 3rd party database

    06/16/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by ak267 · 19 replies
    Coinhuskers ^ | 6-16-2018 | ak267
    Omaha City Council approves a new "second hand dealer" ordinance. If you sell precious metals to "2nd hand dealers" (pawn, coin shop, recylers or any other type of business): ---14 day hold time. ---Digital photograph of items bought. ---Signature, photograph’s and fingerprints of sellers. ---ID’s will be collected as well. ---Sellers are entered into a third party Leads Online program that puts all liability on business owners. -------------------------------------------------------- This just begs potential problems. ---One good hack and criminals will discover who's dealing/owning precious metals (PM). ---The city could use this as a backdoor way to institute a municipal tax on...
  • Trump’s alpha dog strategy is making the world fall into line

    06/16/2018 2:57:02 PM PDT · by mairdie · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    ... How does he do it? Simple: the Big Dog takes what he wants. Trump puts his best offer on the table first, and then snatches it away at the first sign of hesitation — as he did with Kim in the run-up to the summit. He has no interest in acceding to diplomatic niceties unless (as in his flattery of Kim in Singapore) they further American national interests. Best of all, he doesn’t care who knows it or what they think about it. ... In short, Trudeau, the French popinjay Emmanuel Macron and the colorless Theresa May are now...