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  • Is Elon Musk a traitor? US to hold closed-door meeting over whether billionaire is conducting own foreign policy

    09/13/2023 8:30:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The New Voice of Ukraine ^ | 9-12-2023 | Alona Sonko
    U.S. Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding an investigation into SpaceX, whose CEO Elon Musk could have disrupted Ukraine's attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet by refusing to connect the Starlink network in occupied Crimea, Bloomberg reported on Sept. 12. "The Congress needs to investigate what’s happened here and whether we have the adequate tools to make sure foreign policy is conducted by the government and not by one billionaire," Warren said. She also wants the Pentagon to examine its contractual relationship with the company. Musk is expected to attend a closed-door meeting with senators in the Capitol on...
  • Florida Motorist Accused of Firing at Rhode Island Home Stopped With [not "by"] Over 1,000 Rounds of Ammo

    12/06/2023 10:14:40 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 35 replies ^ | Dec. 4, 2023 | Associated Press |
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Florida motorist accused of firing shots at an East Providence home before leading officers on a wild pursuit in Rhode Island last week appeared in court Monday.More than 1,000 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the black Nissan Armada, and several guns were also found in a backpack discarded along the chase route, according to police.Law enforcement officials brought more than 100 counts against Joshua Pavao, 43, with a last known address in Kissimmee.
  • Trump Says He’s ‘Honored’ to Have Black Lives Matter’s ‘Support’ After One Local Leader Endorsed Him

    11/29/2023 6:02:20 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov 29th, 2023, 3:41 pm | Isaac Schorr
    Former President Donald Trump professed to be honored to have the support of Black Lives Matter on Truth Social Wednesday after a co-founder of the organization’s Rhode Island chapter endorsed him on Fox & Friends on Tuesday. In his post, Trump praised Mark Fisher as a “great guy” and suggested that he had done more for Black people “than any other President” with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. “Spoke with Mark Fisher yesterday, a great guy, very honored to have his and BLM’s support,” declared Trump. “I have done more for Black people than any other President (Lincoln?), including...
  • Court Rejects Another Bid To Keep President Trump Off Primary Ballot

    11/29/2023 7:47:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/29/2023 | Gary Bai
    A federal district court in Rhode Island on Monday rejected a bid to disqualify former President Donald Trump from candidacy in the 2024 presidential elections, citing an earlier ruling by an appeals court that rejected a similar claim.Chief Judge John J. McConnell of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island on Monday summarily dismissed a complaint by John Anthony Castro, a lesser-known Republican presidential candidate from Texas, who sought to disqualify President Trump from the ballot.That marked another defeat for Mr. Castro, who has filed lawsuits in more than two dozen states over the past few months, including the one...
  • Doctor in Nantucket yacht case held on $200,000 bail

    09/10/2023 7:12:26 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 2 replies
    Boston ^ | September 8, 2023 | Abby Patkin
    Scott Anthony Burke is facing a slew of drug and firearms charges after officials allegedly found cocaine, ketamine, guns, and ammunition aboard his yacht. Scott Anthony Burke appeared in Plymouth District Court Thursday for a detention hearing. He is facing several firearms and drug charges after a Sept. 5 incident aboard his yacht off Nantucket. A retired surgeon from Florida was ordered held on $200,000 bail Thursday after Nantucket officials allegedly recovered cocaine, ketamine, guns, and ammunition from his yacht earlier this week. Scott Anthony Burke, 69, appeared in Plymouth District Court for a detention hearing days after Nantucket police...
  • COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Policies Resulted in Excess Deaths: Study

    09/06/2023 8:42:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 6 September A.D. 2023 | Mary Gillis
    Public health officials’ efforts to protect citizens from COVID-19 infection and avert death may have backfired, a new study published in Health Economics suggests. What’s more, the efforts could be linked to excess deaths. Mandatory masking and social distancing became everyday directives for millions worldwide when the COVID-19 virus exploded onto the scene in 2020. Shelter-in-place (SIP) or stay-at-home orders quickly followed despite evidence supporting the protocol remaining mixed. Now, a cross-collaborative team of scientists from California, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts is expressing confidence based on results from rigorous research examining whether stay-at-home orders may not have been as effective...
  • Environmentalists Blast Offshore Wind as 69th Dead Whale in Less than Year Found Dead on Atlantic Coast

    09/03/2023 7:08:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Maine Wire ^ | AUGUST 29, 2023 | STEVE ROBINSON
    In a less than 24-hour span this weekend, two more dead whales have been discovered off the northern Atlantic coast of the U.S., and pro-cetacean activists are blaming Joe Biden’s offshore wind initiative. One whale washed up on Rockaway Beach in New York, while the other was filmed floating off of Chatham, Mass. While the connection between whale fatalities and offshore wind power development hasn’t been rigorously studied, some environmentalists believe that loud sonar mapping, high boat traffic, and other disturbances to whales’ natural habitat are contributing to the surge in deaths. ... New England Fishermen’s Stewardship Association (NEFSA) said...
  • Kerry erupts after his private jet use is mocked in House hearing, denies ever owning one.

    07/13/2023 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.13.2023 | Andrew M. Miller
    Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry lashed out at House lawmakers during a committee hearing on Thursday over the criticisms of his use of a private jet that has emitted hundreds of metric tons of carbon, even as he battles climate change. "I just don't agree with your facts, which began with the presentation of one of the most outrageously persistent lies that I hear, which is this private jet," Kerry said during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. "We don't own a private jet. I don't own a private jet.
  • Awkward moment police arrest Democratic state senator accused of keying a car because it had a 'Biden sucks' bumper sticker: Name drops police chief in an attempt to wriggle out of charges 

    06/29/2023 12:20:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2023 | James Gordon
    Joshua Miller, who serves as the Senate Democrat policy chairman, is accused of keying the vehicle that had been parked next to his own at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Thursday. The son of the car's owner immediately reported the incident to the police, stating that he heard a scratching noise and got out of the vehicle to see Miller holding a set of keys. When he confronted Miller about keying his vehicle, Miller simply denied it and walked away. That was until police arrived and charged Miller with a misdemeanor. The entire episode led to...
  • Rhode Island city gets bus to help house its homeless population

    06/08/2023 7:00:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/2023 | JAKE HOLTER
    WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — One Rhode Island city has found a creative way to combat homelessness in the community. Monday night, the Woonsocket city council approved the purchase of a 45-foot coach bus, which will be turned into a miniature shelter. For months, Woonsocket council members have been working to secure what’s called a “Dignity Bus.” The bus was originally found and pursued by the state, but the process was held up. “I was a little bit upset about it,” City Council Vice President Valerie Gonzalez recalled. “We had been working on it for quite a bit.”
  • In a time of ‘amazing’ opportunity for offshore wind, US energy secretary says, R.I. is ‘on fire’

    06/02/2023 2:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | June 2 | Brian Amara
    US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm got an up-close look at the opportunities of offshore wind power on a ferry tour of the Block Island wind farm Friday, then discussed the challenges the industry faces at a roundtable discussion at a Quonset Development Corporation building here. “It’s such an amazing time, and we cannot squander it,” Granholm said at the roundtable. “I keep saying your hair has to be on fire.” Rhode Island, she said, is doing that. “Your hair is so on fire, you have a hat on,” she told the state’s acting energy commissioner, Chris Kearns, who was wearing...
  • The Heaven’s Gate Option: Congressional Democrats Beg Biden to Make Them Constitutional Nonentities

    05/22/2023 11:07:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | May 22, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    Below is a slightly modified version of my column in The Hill on the call of Democrat members for Joe Biden to circumvent Congress and simply raise the debt limit unilaterally. It is more than a flawed constitutional theory. It is an abandonment of the core premise of our constitutional system that each branch would jealously protect its own institutional interests and powers. It is reminiscent of when Democrats applauded wildly when Barack Obama told them that he was going to circumvent Congress entirely after it refused to approve his immigration and environmental legislation. They were applauding their own institutional...
  • Teachers Get Their Due Two Years After School System Fires Them for Not Getting Vaxxed

    05/13/2023 10:30:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 13, 2023 | Chris Queen.
    When the COVID-19 vaccines emerged, the narrative started out as a suggestion that people get should the vaccines (and what would apparently become endless boosters) .... It didn’t take long for the narrative to turn to “get the shot — or else” for far too many people. Vaccine mandates hurt employees across many sectors of the economy, but those vaunted “essential workers” often bore the brunt of them. First responders lost their jobs, and when teachers weren’t having to educate kids remotely, many of them faced unfair mandates. Now, three Rhode Island teachers who lost their jobs under a vaccine...
  • Democrats ratchet up Supreme Court ethics bills as justices can't decide on new rules

    02/12/2023 7:00:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2023 07:00 AM | Kaelan Deese, Supreme Court Reporter
    Democrats in the Senate are ratcheting up new legislation to promote stricter ethics guidelines for the Supreme Court amid revelations that the justices have tried for years to compromise on a new code of conduct, only to fail on unanimity. On the same day the Washington Post reported the justices had been trying without success to agree on a code of conduct for at least four years, citing sources familiar with the matter, Democrats in the Senate introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to heavily clamp down on the justices' ability to exercise their own discretion on the Code...
  • Mount Pleasant High School assistant principal asks for staff to make donations to student’s ‘coyote’

    01/28/2023 10:43:12 PM PST · by fluorescence · 45 replies
    ABC6 WLNE Providence ^ | Jan 28, 2023 | Heather Sillins
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Public School District is investigating an email sent to Mount Pleasant High School employees. The assistant principal at the high school sent an email Thursday night asking staff to help a student who they said came to the U.S. illegally. Several people took to Twitter to share the email. “We have a student who came to America with ‘Coyote,’ which is a group that helps people,” Assistant Principal Stefani Harvey said in the email. “This group gives you a time frame to make a payment of $5,000 to those, who bring them into the...
  • Pennsylvania school district encouraging teachers to not disclose students' gender identity to parents

    01/23/2023 8:55:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2023 | Landon Mion
    The policy covers pronoun usage, preferred bathrooms and diversity training for staffA school district in Pennsylvania recently released a proposed policy that prohibits educators from informing parents of their child's gender identity or preferred pronouns unless required by law. The Upper Moreland School District's proposed policy on "Transgender and Gender Diverse Students" was discussed at a school board meeting on Jan. 17. Pronoun usage, preferred bathrooms and diversity training for staff are all covered under the new policy.
  • Judge upholds Rhode Island's high-capacity gun magazine ban. Here's what it means.

    12/20/2022 8:03:17 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 12/14/2022 | Katie Mulvaney
    The Second Amendment protects the right to people to "keep and bear arms," and at its core the right to self-defense, [judge] McConnell observed. [Reporter]The ban was a reasonable and measured approach to restricting large-capacity magazines, which in practice easily convert handguns into semi-automatic weapons capable of rapid fire, he said.
  • Senate Democrat Pressured IRS to Target Conservatives..'This is a U.S. senator basically trying to turn the heat up on investigations by the Internal Revenue Service...

    12/01/2022 12:12:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | December 1, 2022 | Jacob Bruns
    The freshly-militarized Internal Revenue Service will now predictably be used by the Left to target conservatives, and the process has already started. After adding 87,000 new armed “agents” this past summer, the tax-collecting bureaucracy is poised to target political dissidents and small business owners who are seen to be enemies to the regime. Now, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has demanded that tax exemptions be taken away from conservative groups who ignored masking orders and social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, the Daily Signal reported. The news has broken amidst the recovery of a 176-page document containing correspondence between Whitehouse and...
  • Colorado Springs shooting comes amid rise in anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric

    11/23/2022 9:03:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | November 22, 2022 | ByIsabella Murray
    The weekend mass shooting at the Colorado Springs gay bar has reignited the debate over whether anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric encourages such attacks or otherwise helps create a hostile environment given the widespread access to high-powered weapons used in similar assaults. "This comes amidst a rise of violent rhetoric and threats against the LGBTQ+ people across the country. What we don't know yet -- while we don't know yet for certain the motive of this attack, hate has no place in this country, and neither do military style assault rifles, which is why we will continue to push for an assault...
  • US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Fetal Personhood Appeal

    10/11/2022 8:21:01 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 11, 2022
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to decide whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights in light of its June ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had legalized abortion nationwide, steering clear for now of another front in America's culture wars. The justices turned away an appeal by a Catholic group and two women of a lower court's ruling holding that fetuses lacked the proper legal standing to challenge a 2019 state law codifying the right to abortion in line with the Roe precedent. The two women, pregnant at the time when the case was first...