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  • Romney calls for national wildfire commission, can't 'guarantee' it will work

    06/22/2021 8:45:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    kutv ^ | 06/19/2021 | Brian Mullahy
    DRAPER, Utah (KUTV) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney announced he and Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Arizona, are proposing legislation to establish a national wildfire commission, but in response to a question from 2News, acknowledged he can “never guarantee that a government commission will work.”
  • Progressivism and the process of nationalizing the people

    06/18/2021 7:16:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    In The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly writes a very interesting passage in the first two paragraphs of chapter 9 section 2: (p. 272/273) The Federal political organization has always tended to confuse to the American mind the relation between democracy and nationality. The nation as a legal body was, of course, created by the Constitution, which granted to the central government certain specific powers and responsibilities, and which almost to the same extent diminished the powers and the responsibilities of the separate states. Consequently, to the great majority of Americans, the process of increasing nationalization has a tendency...
  • 'Something Really Special': 12,000 NHL Fans Take Over for Anthem Singer to Deliver Stunning Rendition

    06/10/2021 10:46:29 AM PDT · by · 30 replies ^ | June 10, 2021 | Erin Coates
    'Something Really Special': 12,000 NHL Fans Take Over for Anthem Singer to Deliver Stunning Rendition Hockey fans gave a stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Wednesday, taking over for the national anthem singer before a playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins. Singer-songwriter Nicole Raviv regularly performs the national anthem before Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum, according to the NHL. Her microphone was having technical issues before Saturday’s Game 4 in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 12,000 fans in attendance quickly jumped in and helped her sing as the microphone cut...
  • It's National Beer Day. Here's a look at the best of each type of beer and how to pair them with food

    04/07/2021 3:32:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Wiscnews ^ | 4/07/21
    April 7 is National Beer Day in the U.S. To celebrate, here's a list of the 35 best beers and beer styles on the market today, according to BeerAdvocates' database. And if that's not enough, scroll further for advice on how to pair food and beer and a ranking of the best domestic beers. IPAs to Pilsners: The best beer of every type In 1956, archaeologists working in northern Israel’s Raqefet Cave - once home to the Natufian people (13,050–7,550 B.C.) - stumbled upon an astonishing discovery: 13,000-year-old fermented gruel. Archaeologists had found prehistoric evidence of beer before in the...
  • One of Biden's Coronavirus Task Force Members Calls for Another National Lockdown

    11/10/2020 10:25:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    townhall ^ | 11/10/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is a member of Joe Biden's newly announced coronavirus task force, said on Tuesday to MSNBC that the United States must go back into a lockdown to get COVID-19 cases under control. "Can you see a scenario around the corner, perhaps, in this winter where there’s some form of a national lockdown, maybe like one we’re seeing in Europe, where the schools stay open or some form of a lockdown if this gets bad enough?" MSNBC host Willie Geist asked
  • Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem

    08/02/2020 10:16:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 2, 2020 | Nick Givas
    I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country.. Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat chose to stand for the national anthem while the rest his teammates knelt on Saturday, during the team's reopening game against the Denver Nuggets ... Leonard, whose brother served as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, reportedly uses a military-themed backpack and has various friends who are Navy SEALs. Despite his public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, he says he couldn't bring himself to kneel in protest. ... he stood with...
  • NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

    07/02/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Daniel Canova
    The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • 2 SC National Guardsmen found glass baked into pizza they ordered while on DC deployment

    06/11/2020 4:07:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 6/10/2020 | Thomas Novelly
    The soldiers were staying at the Marriott Marquis Hotel during their mission to the nation’s capital when they decided to order a pizza from a nearby establishment using Uber Eats, according to a Department of Defense report shared with The Post and Courier. When they opened the pizza, they found shards of glass baked into the dough and cheese. They didn’t eat the pizza and no one was injured, according to the report. No other Guardsmen experienced a similar problem. “The command says that the soldiers are OK, and that this was the only incident to their knowledge,” said Capt....
  • National Bacon Day – December 30, 2019

    12/30/2019 2:34:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    National Today ^ | 12/30/19
    Mmmm, bacon. Just saying the word makes us hungry. It’s an incredibly versatile food. You can eat it on a burger if you’re ready for a major calorie-fest. Conversely, you can crumble it over a salad if you’re trying to be kind of healthy (but let’s be honest, nothing is healthy with bacon on it). Or you could make it the star of the show by simply pairing it with eggs. No matter what you do, bacon is greasy, delicious, and the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen. if you, too, want to climb a tall building and scream at...
  • Suspected shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola was Saudi national

    12/06/2019 12:07:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | Updated Dec. 6, 2019, 12:38 PM CST | Elisha Fieldstadt, Pete Williams
    The suspected gunman who killed three people and injured several others at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning was a Saudi national, according to law enforcement sources. Sources identified the shooter, who was killed in the incident, as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. The FBI was the lead agency in charge of the investigation as of Friday afternoon. Two Escambia County sheriff's deputies were on scene immediately after reports of a shots fired at about 6:50 a.m. local time. They were injured in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter, authorities said. One was shot in the arm and...
  • Schiff - ex-Trump deputy national security advisor Kupperman may be held in contempt over no-show

    10/28/2019 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/28/19 | Kevin Breuninger
    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Monday that former national security adviser John Bolton's deputy Charles Kupperman may be held in contempt after he failed to comply with a subpoena to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "Witnesses like Dr. Kupperman need to do their duty and show up," Schiff told reporters after Kupperman failed to appear for a scheduled deposition. Schiff, D-Calif., said he believes that Kupperman's testimony before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees "would corroborate the allegations of misconduct that other witnesses have made." Schiff, who has been leading the impeachment probe...
  • Showdown in New Zealand: National Party Opposes Gun Registration

    10/25/2019 4:56:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    New Zealand Gun Control New Zealand –-( New Zealand has had relatively moderate firearms restrictions for most of its existence. As an extremely peaceful nation that evolved from the conflict between a collection of warring, cannibalistic tribes and the British Empire, it is a very successful nation. From 200 years ago to the 1990s, it was dominated by farmers and hunters.  New Zealand has a proud tradition of military prowess on both the Maori and British sides of its ancestry. The English pioneered the concept of individual rights in the modern era. Those rights were transferred to settlers in the English...
  • 'People of the national camp, hold your heads high!'

    09/22/2019 5:44:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | Naftali Bennett
    The celebrations of hate against Prime Minister Netanyahu and the right-wing camp since the elections are disgusting, ungrateful, and lack any factual basis. People of the national camp, raise your heads! First of all, Binyamin Netanyahu has invested his life for the sake of the existence and fortification of the State of Israel. 18 hours a day for years. Tirelessly. You can argue with him, you can disagree (believe me, I was one of those, and we have disagreements), but his being trampled by the left ("What pardon? Death sentence!" wrote a journalist for Ma’ariv) is delusional at all levels....
  • Make America's deficits great again

    07/10/2019 6:17:20 AM PDT · by Fawn · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/19 03:00 PM EDT | DESMOND LACHMAN07
    Two and a half years into his term, President Trump has little to show for breaking with erstwhile Republican Party orthodoxy on trade and budget policy. Indeed, far from delivering on his promise to cut America’s trade deficit, Trump has presided over a ballooning deficit that’s on pace to be some 25 percent higher than when he took office. This is happening at a time when the budget deficit is widening and the country’s public debt is well on its way to exceeding 90 percent of GDP.
  • Just learned about, a fascinating new data source for evaluating national policy

    04/30/2019 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 1 replies
    USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future. We rely exclusively on publicly available government data sources. We don’t make judgments or prescribe specific policies. Whether government money is spent wisely or not, whether our quality of life is improving or getting worse – that’s for you to decide. We hope to spur serious, reasoned,...
  • NC FReepers call to action-- Re: Thom Tillis the fakir-- (vanity/activism call)

    02/26/2019 10:01:28 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 13 replies
    "..........Tillis, in his op-ed, wrote that there was "no intellectual honesty" for Republicans if they previously criticized former President Obama's executive actions but don't oppose Trump's on the border wall."
  • 'SNL': Trump slaps back after Alec Baldwin mocks his national emergency news conference

    02/17/2019 9:47:52 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 26 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | February 17, 2019 | Erin Jensen
  • New Mexico's governor pulls National Guard troops from border

    02/06/2019 1:16:46 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Morgan Lee,Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. -- The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump's description of a security crisis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the partial withdrawal shortly before Trump's State of the Union address. Her Republican predecessor deployed National Guard troops to the border in April 2018 at Trump's suggestion, and 118 remained there before Tuesday's reversal. "New Mexico will not take part in the president's charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops,"...
  • Vanity, I have a Question about National Guard and Retirement

    01/13/2019 12:11:20 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    I have a Question about National Guard and Retirement. If someone is in the guard and has 20 years in do they retire like a person in the other military services do? Is it different? If they were in the Baby Guard in High school does that somehow count towards retirement?
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline spikes 147% during Kavanaugh hearing

    09/28/2018 2:38:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KTNV ^ | 9/27/18 | Mahsa Saeidi
    After Doctor Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on Thursday, the National Sexual Assault Hotline reported a 147 percent increase in its normal call volume. That's a trend that we have seen since the #MeToo movement. Advocates say more sexual assault victims have been inspired to come forward. Daniele Dreitzer is the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center. "We've seen our counseling numbers go up, we've seen our support group numbers really expand," she said. In the first half of the year, the center saw a 24% increase in the number of calls to its hotline.