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  • Murdered Cartel Boss ‘El Fatal’ Buried With Hundreds of Guns to Protect Him ‘In The Afterlife’

    09/29/2023 11:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2023 | Isabel Keane
    A murdered Ecuadorian cartel boss known as “El Fatal” was buried with hundreds of pistols, shotguns and rifles in his coffin so he could be “armed to the teeth in the afterlife.” Julian Sevillano, the 39-year-old reputed leader of “Los Fatales,” was with his 20-year-old daughter getting a regular car wash in Moroche last Wednesday when they were suddenly ambushed by gunmen, according to La Nacion. Both were killed in a hail of more than a dozen shots blamed on members of a rival gang, the outlet said. Sevillano’s relatives refused to leave the bodies for local police, however, instead...
  • Conference cancels panel on biological sex in human skeletons over transphobia fears: Commits a 'cardinal sin'

    09/29/2023 10:40:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/23 | Hannah Grossman
    Anthropologists from the largest associations of anthropologists in the world canceled an event discussing the importance of biological sex in the context of studying the human skeleton while citing "transphobia" as the reason for the panel being cut. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and The Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) were skewered for walking back their approval for a panel event at its 2023 conference discussing biological sex. The AAA and CASCA said that it was now tightening its review process to ensure such an event wouldn't recur in the future. The event in question discussed "Sex identification whether an individual...
  • Trans-nonbinary person asks for $4,000 to flee 'unsafe' Kentucky amid anti-LGBT+ onslaught

    09/29/2023 9:58:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Sep 30 | By Charlie Jones
    A person who says they " queer, trans-nonbinary, autistic" is asking for $4,000 to flee Kentucky as Republican legislators across the US wage war against LGBT+ rights. Earlier this year lawmakers in the state pushed through a bill dubbed "most extreme anti-LGBTQ bill in America ". The bill, SB 150, which passed despite the Governor's attempt to veto it, bans transgender medical treatment for minors and restricts discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. The GoFundMe fundraiser is just one of the latest being highlighted by The Mirror that shows how restrictive laws against LGBT+ people are forcing...
  • Liberals Aghast: ‘Shockingly’ Few U.S. Catholics Support Pope Francis on Climate Change

    09/29/2023 9:02:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/29/2023 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    ROME — Progressive Catholics are rending their seamless garments over poll results showing that a “shockingly low” number of U.S. Catholics support Pope Francis’s radical take on global warming. “Ahead of the release of Laudato Deum [the pope’s new climate encyclical], shockingly low numbers of American Catholic[s] support @pontifex on climate. Formation on this should be a priority for bishops,” writes Stephen Schneck, who served as national co-chair of Catholics for Biden in 2020. Schneck is also on the Board of Directors for Catholic Climate Covenant and was previously a board member for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,...
  • Landmark Texas, Florida social media cases added to Supreme Court term

    09/29/2023 8:58:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies ^ | 9/29/2023 | Ann Marimow, Cat Zakrzewski • 14h
    The Supreme Court said Friday it would wade into the future of free speech online and decide whether to allow laws passed in Texas and Florida that would restrict social media companies from removing certain political posts or accounts. The justices’ decision to take the landmark social media cases came in an order that also added 10 other cases to the calendar for the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. The additional cases concern the FBI’s “no-fly” list, individual property rights and the ability of criminal defendants to confront witnesses against them, among other matters. Earlier this year, the high...
  • RFK Jr.'s Independent Run Is Why Republicans Lose

    09/29/2023 8:31:05 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 76 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept. 29, 2023 | Bonchie
    As RedState reported, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is set to launch an independent presidential campaign after first challenging Joe Biden for the Democratic Party nomination. According to multiple sources, the official announcement will come on October 9th in Pennsylvania. 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce he will run as an independent on October 9 in Pennsylvania, Mediaite has learned. Kennedy’s campaign machine is now planning “attack ads” against the Democratic National Committee in order to “pave the way” for his announcement in Philadelphia about running as an independent, according to a text reviewed by Mediaite. This...
  • Post Debate Poll: 8-Point Swing to Donald Trump Away from Ron DeSantis

    09/29/2023 8:30:21 PM PDT · by Kazan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    There was an eight-point swing to former President Donald Trump away from Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) among likely Republican primary voters after Wednesday night’s second debate. Two days before Wednesday’s debate, Trump had 58 percent support in Morning Consult’s poll. After the debate, where he did not appear, Trump’s support surged to 63 percent.On the other hand, DeSantis fell three points in the poll, down to 12 percent from the 15 percent he held on Monday.Trump now holds a 51-point advantage over DeSantis, according to Morning Consult’s poll.“The sizable shift from Monday to Thursday is notable compared with what happened...
  • RFK Jr. to announce independent White House bid in early October: report

    09/29/2023 8:29:47 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    justthenews ^ | 9/29/2023 | BEN WHEDON
    "Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go," one campaign advisor said. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will reportedly jettison the Democrats and soon announce plans to seek the White House in 2024 as an in independent candidate. He is expected to make the announcement on Oct. 9 at a Pennsylvania rally, Mediaite reported. An adviser to the presidential candidate said his decision stemmed from what he considered unfair practices by the Democratic National Committee to stifle his candidacy. "Bobby feels that the DNC is changing...
  • Could a third party save America?

    09/29/2023 8:09:11 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 52 replies
    Spiked ^ | Joel Kotkin
    Voters deserve far better than the decrepit Democrats and Republicans. With the presidential race now heating up, the US faces a choice of disastrous proportions. It is shaping up to be an unpopularity contest between Donald Trump – an unstable narcissist – and the doddering, likely corrupt Joe Biden. In fact, three-quarters of Americans think Biden is too old to be re-elected and the majority consider him not mentally up to the job. Given that the vast majority do not want either of these foolish, dangerous old men to be in power, why not create an alternative party? This was...
  • Family says girl, 11, was victim of hate crime after attack in North Lawndale

    09/29/2023 7:03:44 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 20 replies
    WGN9 ^ | 9/26/2023 | Sean Lewis
    CHICAGO — A rally was held Tuesday for an 11-year-old girl who was severely injured in an alleged hate crime attack in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Trinity Washington and her mother said she was attacked on Sept. 17 outside their home on the 1900 block of South Spaulding Avenue. Trinity said her neighbor’s sister was out, intoxicated, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. “I didn’t know I’d experience this,” Trinity said. Trinity was with her Yorkie puppy when she said the female called her a racial slur and stepped on the dog. The 11-year-old said the female hit her in the...
  • The Issue (the economy) That’s a Bigger Problem for Biden Than His Age

    09/29/2023 6:52:54 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | September 25, 2023 | Ed Kilgore
    …Forty-four percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they’ve gotten worse off financially under Biden’s presidency, the most for any president in ABC/Post polls since 1986. Just 37% approve of his job performance, while 56% disapprove. Still fewer approve of Biden’s performance on the economy, 30%. … It seems that a significant share of voters are buying Trump’s argument that he built a sensational economy before COVID, and then the 2020 election, interrupted his fine work. The Trump “boom,” of course, was arguably just a situation he inherited from Barack Obama. But to Americans who have...
  • Judge Rules in favor of Bonta Lawsuit Against School District Parental Notification Policy

    09/29/2023 6:37:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    California Globe ^ | September 29, 2023 | Evan Gahr
    California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s war on parents scored a victory earlier this month when a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Chino Valley Unified School District’s policy requiring parents to be notified if their child starts switching gender at schools
  • ‘Dangerous’ Suspected Moroccan Jihadist Disappears In Spain After Removing His Electronic Tagging Device

    09/29/2023 6:25:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Euroweekly News ^ | 30 Sep 2023 | Chris King
    A man accused of jihadism and considered by the authorities to be dangerous has disappeared in Spain and his whereabouts are currently unknown. According to anti-terrorist sources of, Allal el Mourabit Ahammarb managed to remove the electronic tagging device that he had been fitted with and left in the Salburúa park in Vitoria. The bracelet was subsequently found by police officers after an operation had been initiated to locate it. As explained by the same sources, these tagging devices do not presuppose permanent monitoring of the individual carrying them. What they do presuppose is to control that he/she never...
  • Fentanyl Is Killing More Kids, But Treatment Isn’t Keeping Pace

    09/29/2023 6:19:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Sep. 29, 2023 | Hannah Furfaro
    Amara Roberts was throwing a friend’s birthday party the night she accidentally overdosed. She swallowed a pill she thought was MDMA. Then she lost consciousness. This was about a year and a half ago, long before Amara, 17, knew illicit pills of all varieties were suddenly carrying traces of fentanyl, a deadly opioid up to 50 times as potent as heroin. There was no Narcan around. No one called 911. “Nobody knew what to do,” she said. “We were all scared of getting caught.” Amara didn’t make it to the hospital that night; medical care is expensive — sometimes too...
  • Former MoD police officer WINS discrimination case after she was sacked for failing bleep test exam as tribunal rules the test does not consider 'innate biological differences'

    09/29/2023 6:14:49 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2023 | Eirian Jane Prosser
    A former Ministry of Defence police officer has won a discriminations case after she was sacked for failing the bleep test exam. An employment tribunal ruled that the multi-stage fitness exam, which sees participants run back and forth at increasing speed, did not take into account 'innate biological differences' between men and women. Koren Brown, 33, was successful in arguing she was a victim of unlawful discrimination after she failed to meet the force's fitness standards and was subsequently fired. During the grueling fitness test she scored just 6.7 instead of the required 7.6. She continued to be deployed in...
  • Trump suing ex-British intel officer Steele over his discredited opposition research dossier

    09/29/2023 6:12:34 PM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/29/23 | Charlotte Hazard
    Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to sue former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele over his infamous opposition research document on Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. The dossier, commonly called the "Steele dossier," has since been discredit and found to have false, misleading and/or inaccurate information. “The president’s claim seeks remedies including that the inaccurate data contained within the Steele Dossier be erased or rectified together with the payment of damages,” Orbis Business Intelligence attorney Tim Lowles said in a statement, according to the New York Post. The Independent reports that a two-day hearing on the matter is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Letter D ~ 30 September 2023

    09/29/2023 6:00:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Freeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents: The Letter “D”! *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time &...
  • Smugglers Damage Trucks Waiting to Cross US Border

    09/29/2023 5:52:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KXAN ^ | Sep 29, 2023 | Julian Resendiz
    Mexican industry leaders call for end to Texas state inspections forcing drivers to spend the night outside ports of entryMexican industry leaders are calling for an end to Texas border truck inspections given they are hindering components assembled in Juarez from reaching U.S. distribution centers. They also are concerned that limited operating hours at smaller ports of entry outside the El Paso-Juarez urban sprawl are jeopardizing drivers and their trucks. “The cargo vehicles that spent the night (waiting to cross the Santa Teresa, New Mexico port of entry) had their tires slashed,” said Manuel Sotelo, president of the Juarez Transportation...
  • A Nobel prize-winning immigrant's view on American inequality

    09/29/2023 5:40:04 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 36 replies
    ... When Deaton first came to America in 1983, he recalls being gobsmacked by how indifferent his fellow economists were to rising inequality, and how ideologically opposed they were to government intervention in the economy. Deaton, after all, had been educated at Cambridge, which was steeped in Keynesian economics (John Maynard Keynes had launched the Keyensian revolution, which provided an intellectual framework in favor of greater government intervention in the economy, while teaching there). "I was appalled when one of my new colleagues (publicly) proclaimed that 'government is theft,'" Deaton writes. "I had grown up in a country where I,...
  • Texas Gunman Agrees to Pay $5 Million for 2019 Racist Attack

    09/29/2023 5:30:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 9/25 | Paul J. Weber
    Patrick Crusius killed 23 people at a Walmart in 2019 after ranting about HispanicsA white Texas gunman who killed 23 people at a Walmart in 2019 after ranting about Hispanics taking over the government and economy has agreed to pay more than $5 million to victims of the racist attack, according to an order signed by a judge Monday. Patrick Crusius was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences in July after pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges following one of the nation’s worst mass killings. Court records show his attorneys and the Justice Department reached an agreement over the...