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  • Prof calls conservative students a 'racist mob'

    03/19/2018 11:11:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kyle Hooten
    A controversial Florida Gulf Coast University professor who drew national media attention for his “white racism” course recently gave a lecture equating conservative students to Nazis. Professor Ted Thornhill delivered the comments during a guest appearance at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College, his former employer, where he called the institution “a violent place for people of color.”
  • Yes, Texas does have the right to punish sanctuary cities

    03/19/2018 10:57:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    In a resounding victory for the State of Texas, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has thrown out almost all of a preliminary injunction issued by a lower court that was preventing the Lone Star State from enforcing a state law going after sanctuary cities such as Austin, the state’s capital. This is the right result, both legally and morally. Not only does the state law not violate the Constitution, as was erroneously claimed, but it’s intended to prevent the state from becoming a sanctuary – a safe haven – for criminal aliens who endanger the public. Texas certainly...
  • What Did You Learn About the Second Amendment in History Class?

    03/19/2018 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/19/18 | Robert Farago
    I’m stunned by the image above. If the grammatically-challenged protester really wanted to know why someone owns an AR-15 — someone who has no plans to murder anyone — why doesn’t she ask an AR15 owner? Preferably before revealing her ignorance on the subject. Before calling for a ban on AR ownership. Hang on . . . The protest went down in New York, where AR-15s are banned. So she’d have to, I dunno, go online? Clearly, the youth’s history teacher didn’t teach her thing one about the Second Amendment. ‘Cause if he knew that, he’d know the...
  • Thousands Gather in London Speakers Corner Hear Tommy Robinson Deliver Banned RightWing Speech

    03/19/2018 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 5 replies
    Brietbart ^ | March 18, 2018 | Raheem Kassam
    LONDON, United Kingdom — Thousands of free speech enthusiasts, alongside a handful of hard-left and Islamist opposition, gathered at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park this afternoon to hear a speech written by Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner, delivered by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson. Sellner was banned from entry by the UK government earlier this month, for daring to lead a right-wing organisation which sheds light on Islamic extremism and mass migration on the continent of Europe. Robinson — formerly of the Rebel Media — delivered the speech to thousands who gathered in the snow at the historic Speaker’s Corner,...
  • Robert Mueller Has Been Botching Investigations Since The Anthrax Attacks

    03/19/2018 10:47:26 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08Feb18 | D Ashman
    Mystery surrounds Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russia and President Trump. Some think he is the ultimate professional, others that he is a Democrat lackey, still others maintain he is working on Trump’s side. We can see how he works if we look at how Mueller ran his second-most important investigation as FBI Director. In September of 2001, an entity began mailing anthrax through the US Postal system, hitting such prominent targets as NBC and Senator Daschle’s office. The terrorist attacks killed five and left others hospitalized. The world panicked.
  • It Begins: ‘Secret Empires’ Book Set to Rock Official Washington

    03/19/2018 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Rebecca Mansour
    On Monday, publishing giant HarperCollins released the book cover of Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s forthcoming book, Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. While little is known about the book’s contents, five images on the book’s cover suggest that Schweizer’s next targets may include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim on Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'

    03/19/2018 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | | MAR 19, 2018 | 11:00 AM | JASON HOWERTON
    A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign. In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidson, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like append their email lists. When Facebook found out what they were doing, they were “surprised,” she said. But...
  • Unlawful FISA Spying Widespread Under Obama Administration

    03/19/2018 10:30:39 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 15, 2018 | Jasper Fakkert
    Relaxation of privacy policies paved the way for FBI and NSA to spy on AmericansThe FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA), under the Obama administration, committed numerous violations of procedures intended to safeguard Americans’ personal data and communications collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Under the section, which was part of amendments to FISA passed in 2008 under President George W. Bush, the intelligence community has broad powers to collect internet and telephone data to spy on foreign nationals. Procedures to protect Americans’ data collected under the program were weakened under President Barack Obama...
  • Illegal Alien Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for $20M Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

    03/19/2018 10:30:07 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 28 replies ^ | Friday, March 16, 2018 | US Attorney's Office
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. –A former resident of Ozone Park, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Abiodun Bakre, who was in the United States illegally during the period in which he committed the offenses. In imposing sentence, Judge Cercone noted that the wire fraud conspiracy in which Bakre participated was the largest financial fraud case the Court...
  • How Medicaid Expansion Can Pay For Itself

    03/19/2018 10:24:28 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-18-18 | Bruce Japsen
    As more states consider expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, along comes another independent study showing increased government insurance for low-income Americans pays for itself. Take the state of Montana, which expanded Medicaid in 2016 to more than 90,000 people. A study out this month from the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows the expansion of Medicaid generates a half-trillion dollars a year in healthcare spending. Of that, 70%, or $350 million to $400 million, is “new money circulating in Montana’s economy.” Beginning this year, states gradually began to pick up some costs, but the...
  • In Spain, two rappers heading to prison for “insulting the King”

    03/19/2018 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot ^ | March 19, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Lately, whenever we’ve wound up covering stories out of Spain, they’ve been related to the Catalan independence movement. Today, however, the lens swings away from that region and back to Madrid. There was a concert held there recently by various artists including a rap musician named Josep Miquel Arenas, better known as Valtonyc. The show was informally considered a “farewell performance” because, barring success in a last minute appeal, Arenas is heading off to prison for a few years. His crime? He insulted the king, among other things. (WaPo) The headliner tonight was Josep Miquel Arenas, 24, the artist known...
  • Uber is stopping self-driving car tests in all cities after pedestrian killed

    03/19/2018 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 103 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 19, 2018 | Anita Balakrishnan
    Uber is temporarily halting self-driving car tests in all locations after a deadly accident. Programs in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Toronto will be paused after a woman was hit and killed overnight by an Uber self-driving car when walking across the street in Tempe, Arizona. It is likely the first pedestrian fatality caused by a self-driving car.
  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • Report: Ukrainian pilot blamed by Russia for MH17 crash commits suicide

    03/19/2018 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    CBS Noose ^ | March 19, 2018
    A Ukrainian military pilot accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines flight has committed suicide, according to a Ukrainian media report that cites the police. Ukrainian media says 29-year-old Capt. Vladyslav Voloshyn shot himself at his home, but his death is being investigated under the "premeditated murder" section of the Ukrainian penal code. A military service pistol found at the scene is also being looked at. According to the BBC, Voloshyn had been in charge of the Mykolaiv airport after leaving the airforce. Before that, he flew combat missions against Russian-backed rebels, and was described by Ukraine as a war...
  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/19/2018 10:08:27 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Wallbulders ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • Faith-Based Film, 'I Can Only Imagine' Has Strong Opening Weekend, Ranks 3rd With $17M

    03/19/2018 9:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" brought in $17.1 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, going far beyond early expectations and ranking third, behind "Tomb Raider" and "Black Panther." Based on the true-story of Christian artist Bart Millard's life, the family drama opened at 1,629 locations in the United States and received an A+ CinemaScore with an audience that was 67 percent female and 80 percent over 35. This is the distributor Roadside Attractions' highest grossing opening ever. "We felt that the film's inspiring story of hope and forgiveness made for a very compelling collaboration,"...
  • David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away.

    03/19/2018 9:54:12 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away. April 9, 1948 ~ March 15, 2018 Member of Free Republic since Oct 10, 2004 David J. Graham, age 69 of Portage Indiana, passed away on Thursday March 15, 2018. He is survived by wife Dorothy (nee Foerster) of 19 years after marrying at the Griffith Lutheran Church on September 12, 1999. David is also survived by sons Michael “Mick” and Alec Graham. David was a graduate of Andrean High School, Class of 1967 and received his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Notre Dame University. David served his country in the U.S....
  • Commentary: What if Trump is right and there is no collusion?

    03/19/2018 9:47:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    On Sunday morning, President Trump wondered in a tweet, "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!" Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION! 7:35 AM - Mar 18, 2018 107K 110K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy What if Donald Trump...
  • McCabe Firing Shows Evidence of IG and Outside Prosecutor Working Together…

    03/19/2018 9:46:29 AM PDT · by MNDude · 18 replies
    First, the question: If Jeff Sessions has appointed a prosecutor to work with Inspector General Horowitz, why do congressional reps keep asking for a second special counsel? The answer is a lot simpler than we might think: They don’t know. The legislative branch of the government doesn’t know what the criminal investigations are of the executive branch of government; AND AG Jeff Sessions has repeatedly said his intention is to restore the proper, appropriate and professional standards of the U.S. Department of Justice. (ie. no talking about criminal investigations) Within this specific investigation there is a triple role. ąA DOJ...
  • Abortion-Provider Planned Parenthood Wants to Protect Life Through Gun Control

    03/19/2018 9:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Planned Parenthood, the largest aboriton provider in the United States, wants to protect life by working with gun-control groups that are helping the student survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., to organize a nationwide "#MarchForOurLives" this month. In its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016, Planned Parenthood disclosed that it had performed 321,384 abortions, or about 880 deaths a day. Since the Feb. 14 shooting, in which 17 people were killed, some student activists from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spoken to the national media and to lawmakers, demanding more gun control and an...