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  • Live Report from UCSB - Ben Shapiro Lecture at Campbell Hall

    02/21/2017 8:19:02 PM PST · by RKV
    Vanity - personal account ^ | 2/21/2017 | RKV
    Young America Foundation and the UCSB Republicans sponsored a lecture by author Ben Shapiro this evening. They overcame objections by the UCSB Black Students Union who attempted to cancel the lecture. Shapiro was well received by an overflow audience of over 700 students and community members with a modest line out the door. He spoke on a number of topics, emphasizing American greatness and opportunity. Seven police officers were seen outside the auditorium in case of protests. Shapiro last spoke at UCSB in 2013, has been banned from speaking engagements at other universities and was escorted off the CSU Los...
  • WKU President Gary Ransdell cannot support WKU becoming a sanctuary campus

    02/21/2017 8:11:22 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WBKO ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | WBKO News Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WKU President Gary Ransdell says the university will work to protect all of the students, but he cannot support WKU declaring itself a sanctuary campus. In a letter to Dr. Kate Hudepohl, the Chair University Senate, Dr. Ransdell writes: "Thank you for the University Senate Resolution on Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrant Students and Campus Community Members Affected by Executive Orders. It was received in my office on Friday, February 17, 2017. I have studied the Senate action carefully. While I am supportive of the spirit behind the Senate Resolution, I cannot support WKU declaring itself...
  • Manbij Military Council: We will fight Turkish army if they attack Manbij

    02/21/2017 8:02:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 February 2017 | none stated
    The Manbij military council, a multi-ethnic assembly for the various groups that successfully liberated Manbij from the Islamic State (IS) group last year, has responded to Turkish plans to capture Manbij, Raqqa and even Afrin after their assault on al-Bab as part of the Turkish army’s Euphrates Shield operation.Speaking to Firat News Agency (ANF), the Manbij Military Council announced that they will not accept any kind of military intervention by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups it is backing, adding that Manbij will be defended if any such attack comes.The Manbij Military Council members also said that the Turkish army has been...
  • Watched

    02/21/2017 8:00:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 13, 2016 | Glenn Smith and Andrew Knapp
    Watched: Keeping tabs on the public Are the police spying on us? Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime. A person can end up in one of these databases by doing nothing more than sitting on a public park bench or chatting with an officer on the street. Once there, these records can linger forever and be used by police agencies to track movements, habits, acquaintances and associations – even a person’s marital and job status, The Post...
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Turkey Will Be Alone If It Attacks Syria’s Kurds in This City Don’t mess with Manbij

    02/21/2017 7:50:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2-19-17 | Paul Iddon
    For months now the Turkish government has been threatening to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said multiple times that once the Turkish military and its Free Syrian Army allies seize the nearby city of Al Bab from the Islamic State, they will march on Manbij. The Turkish army is presently bogged down in Al Bab, where the operation is at a critical juncture. Premature reports in the pro-government Turkish press and statements by Turkish officials that declare the city...
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says

    02/21/2017 7:37:11 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and TED MANN
    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants,” Mr. Spicer...
  • Believer or Not

    02/21/2017 7:34:35 PM PST · by SubMareener · 1 replies
    Real Life Jack Hibbs You Tube ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Jack Hibbs
    A challenge to consider the relevance of today’s current global events in light of Bible prophecy. JHV415 - News Update
  • Schumer: Dems Can Block Gorsuch, Effort to Repeal Obamacare

    02/21/2017 7:24:53 PM PST · by Rockitz · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Democrats in the Senate have enough power to block President Donald Trump nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Neil Gorsuch and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Schumer said, “They need 60 votes. And I believe — if Gorsuch keeps it up he’ll have a rough road to hoe to get those 60 on votes.” When asked about the Democrats power, he added, “We have enough to block to Gorsuch … People ask, do the Democrats have power? Are we in charge? No which means we...
  • Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

    02/21/2017 7:24:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 8:51 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups. The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously in favor of a Republican bill cutting the phrase from sex education law. The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Utah sued last fall, saying the law creates a “chilling culture of silence that stigmatizes LGBTQ students” and exists only to express disapproval of being gay. A number of states have similar laws, but few others are moving to overturn...
  • 'LET US PREY' … ON MELANIA TRUMP

    02/21/2017 7:23:10 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Melania Trump has too many negatives to win the affections of envy-prone Americans. She is rich, tall, intelligent, well traveled, elegant, professionally accomplished, slim, stylish and photogenic in—or out of-- designer togs. She is devoted to family, lives in spectacular homes and travels by private jet. Worst of all, she won the heart of the most powerful man on the planet. At a recent Trump rally in Florida, she had the gall to pray. She read the Lord’s Prayer, into a microphone, no less. Heaven help us. There is enough in that magnificent creature to make smaller minds in every...
  • Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 7:16:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Ian Simpson
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have barred the state from providing funds to clinics that perform abortions not covered by Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • What's really happening in Syria's al-Bab?

    02/21/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil
    Al Monitor ^ | February 21, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Qatar, Akar announced that the operation in al-Bab was over. He said Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies had retaken the town. There was every reason to believe the statement, since it was a military matter and the statement came...
  • US Bishop [McElroy] Abandons Party Political Neutrality to Urge Opposition Against President Trump

    02/21/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 1/21/17 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Rt Rev Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, appears to have abandoned party political neutrality to urge a general attitude of opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump at a conference of political activists. In his address to the U.S. regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements Bishop Robert McElroy said: “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. He was the disrupter. Well, now we must all become disrupters. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families. We must disrupt those...
  • Cardinal Zen Says ‘Naïve’ Pope and Bad Advisors are Betraying Underground Church in China

    02/21/2017 6:50:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/21/17 | Claire Chretien
    February 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Joseph Zen says the Vatican is betraying Catholics living their faith out clandestinely in China. In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, he says he has been urged to speak out by Catholics who lack the freedom to speak for themselves. Priests and bishops in the underground church have faced imprisonment for adhering to the Holy See, rather than submitting to the patriotic church approved by the Communist government. Cardinal Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and China's highest-ranking prelate, is pleading with the Vatican not to "sell out" China's Catholics by striking a...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/21/17 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.
  • French presidential candidate Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon's mufti

    02/21/2017 6:47:25 PM PST · by fruser1 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2017 | AP
    BEIRUT – France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.
  • U.S. Govt. Prosecuting Elderly Army Vet for “Posting” American Flags in VA Facility

    02/21/2017 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Will Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American Flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility? The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in federal court next month under new DOJ leadership. The military veteran faces up to six months in jail for the ghastly offense of affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country. Judicial Watch reached out to Sessions’ office but has not heard back from the new Attorney General after...
  • Populism is Fuelling Rejection of Migrants, Says Pope

    02/21/2017 6:44:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/21/17 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    The Pope has criticised 'populist demagoguery' and urged people to 'welcome those who knock at our doors'Indifference, fuelled by populist rhetoric in today’s world, fans the flames of rejection that threaten the rights and dignity of migrants, Pope Francis said. Refugees escaping persecution, violence and poverty are often shunned and deemed as “unworthy of our attention, a rival or someone to be bent to our will,” the Pope told participants of the VI International Forum on Migration and Peace. “Faced with this kind of rejection, rooted ultimately in self-centeredness and amplified by populist demagoguery, what is needed is a change...
  • Milo Is the Mini-Donald

    02/21/2017 6:42:54 PM PST · by madprof98 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/21/17 | Frank Bruni
    If you halved Donald Trump’s age, changed his sexual orientation, gave him a British accent and fussed with his hair only a little, you’d end up with a creature much like Milo Yiannopoulos. He could be Trump’s lost gay child. In fact, Yiannopoulos, 33, has a habit of referring to Trump, 70, as “Daddy.” Trump the father and Yiannopoulos the son are both provocateurs who realize that in this day and age especially, the currency of celebrity isn’t demeaned by the outrageousness and offensiveness through which a person achieves it. Both are con men, wrapping themselves in higher causes, though...
  • Durbin Statement On DHS Mass Deportation Guidelines

    02/21/2017 6:42:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/20/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement in response to leaked memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration.  "These guidelines are now the official policy of the Trump Administration, implementing the President's mass deportation Executive Orders. I have called on my counterpart on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Chairman John Cornyn, to hold hearings on these orders—we need an immediate public examination in Congress of these heavy-handed, anti-family policies. The Senate should also pass the bill...
  • North Carolina Muslim charged with threatening non-Muslims, had AK-47 and ammo

    02/21/2017 6:40:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/21/17 | Robert Spencer
    “Don’t go to Cary tomorrow….For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning.”For Garrett Grimsley, it looks more like the end, at least for now. But the key question is this: where did this apparent convert to Islam learn his understanding of Islam? Who taught him? Or are authorities, as also, content to wave away that uncomfortable question with the claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?“Cary man accused...
  • House Hearing on Religious Liberty in US

    02/21/2017 6:39:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on the state of religious liberty in America. Four people offered testimony at the February 16 hearing: * Kimberlee Colby, director, Center for Law & Religious Freedom * Hannah Smith, senior counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty * Rabbi David Saperstein, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom * Casey Mattox, senior counsel, Alliance Defending FreedomColby, Smith, and Mattox expressed concern at developments that have taken place in recent years, while Saperstein (an Obama administration appointee) worried that religious liberty may be used to excuse...
  • Great news: Feds probing VA employees as opioid thefts sharply increase

    02/21/2017 6:38:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/21/17 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress and governors have clamored for action in the face of a rising tide of opioid addition and deaths, but part of the trouble might come from inside the government itself. The Associated Press reported yesterday that the federal government has launched investigations into the Veterans Administration for widespread theft of opioids. They suspect that doctors, nurses, and other employees have “siphoned off” opioids and helped to fuel the black market: Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA...
  • Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

    02/21/2017 6:35:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Lawsite Blog ^ | 2/21/17 | Robert Ambrogi
    Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump.“The focus of this edition is the role that law students and lawyers can play in protecting rights, liberties, and a healthy environment under a new president whose statements as a candidate and early actions indicate a significant retrenchment from gains made in these areas over the last several decades,” writes Diane T. Chin, associate dean for public service and public interest law, in the issue’s foreword.The issue contains five articles, all written by members of...
  • Kurdish forces reach Euphrates River east of Raqqa amid massive ISIS collapse

    02/21/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 21/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces have officially reached the northern bank of the Euphrates River EAST of Raqqa… New batch of villages liberated pic.twitter.com/81MTH9WOi0— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) February 21, 2017 Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad...
  • California Bishop Praises President Trump’s Travel Ban

    02/21/2017 6:34:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Stating that “I am not against refugees, since I was one myself,” a Chaldean Catholic bishop who ministers in California defended President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Bishop Bawai Soro, who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq in 1973, wrote in a San Diego newspaper column that “the events of Sept. 11, 2001, illustrated how radical Islamic terrorism is the clear and present danger facing America.” “Mr. Trump has no one to apologize to for his immigration doctrine for the simple reason that coming to America is not a right...
  • Straight Couple Lose Court Battle to Enter Into Civil Partnership

    02/21/2017 6:29:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/21/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A heterosexual couple have lost their legal battle to enter into a civil partnership.Academics Rebecca Steinfeld, 35, and Charles Keidan, 40, wanted to secure legal recognition of their seven-year relationship by entering into a civil partnership, rejecting marriage as they claim it carries “patriarchal baggage”. However, they have been prevented from doing so because the Civil Partnership Act 2004 stipulates that only same-sex couples are eligible.In November the couple, who have a seven-month-old daughter, challenged a decision by High Court judge Mrs Justice Andrews to dismiss their judicial review action. But on Tuesday their challenge was in turn dismissed by the Court...
  • FRAUDS: Salon Removes Old Articles That Tried to Justify Pedophilia

    02/21/2017 6:23:10 PM PST · by blueyon · 22 replies
    The RalphRetort ^ | 2/20/17 | Ethan Ralph
    I wrote a couple articles about Salon and their attempted justification of pedophilia. They ran posts from a guy named Todd Nickerson that tried to put a happy face on the depravity. Well, guess what? Now those articles have been removed. This is why you should always archive controversial articles from the mainstream media.
  • Former Gitmo detainee blows himself up in Iraq, ISIS claims responsibility

    02/21/2017 6:22:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near Mosul it said was carried out by a British suicide bomber, the SITE Intelligence Group reported. “The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Zakariya al-Britani — may Allah accept him — detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul,” the claim quoted by SITE said. The ISIS statement did not say when the bombing occurred. Abu Zakariya al-Britani was identified by BBC as Ronald Fiddler, a Brit who was seized by US forces in Afghanistan and taken...
  • Donald Trump Junks Barack Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policies

    02/21/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump is junking former President Barack Obama’s unpopular federal pro-transgender policies, according to the White House spokesman. The policy reversal will likely protect single-sex civic groups and institutions — including single-sex bathrooms — across the nation from lawsuits and will put new pressure on federal judges to preserve the central role of biology in defining whether a person is male or female.
  • Danes Fighting for ISIS Were Paid Welfare Benefits, Government Says

    02/21/2017 6:20:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2/21/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating the country’s generous welfare system. About 145 Danes have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for militant groups since 2012, according to the Danish security and intelligence services. Officials said this week that they had identified a number of Danish citizens who, while receiving government disability pensions, had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. “It is a huge scandal that we are paying out money...
  • Racist dodges jail after SPITTING in baby’s face and yelling: ‘Whites shouldn’t breed'

    02/21/2017 6:18:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/21/17 | Joshua Nevett
    Callous Rezzas Abdulla spewed saliva all over the pram of little Layla-Jean in the sickening race-hate attack last January. Stunned mum Rebecca Telford, 25, was walking through South Shields with the tot when Abdulla launched his unprovoked attack, a court heard. The 33-year-old leant over the baby’s pram and spat in her face before shouting the racially motivated tirade, prosecutors said. Abdulla was convicted of racially aggravated common assault at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. But Abdulla, who has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white females, walked free from court without a jail term.
  • Trump Administration Strips Funding For Illegal Aliens, Reallocates Money to Victims of Their Crimes

    02/21/2017 6:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House briefing room Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump's recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books. "This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed," Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign...
  • Road collapse closes Highway 41 access to Yosemite National Park at Fish Camp

    02/21/2017 6:15:10 PM PST · by daisy12 · 13 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 21 2017 | Jim Guy
    Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park is closed at Fish Camp, the California Highway Patrol and park officials reported Tuesday. Caltrans reported the roadway is closed eight-tenths of a mile south of the park at Summerdale Campground. The agency doesn’t project the roadway reopening until March 10. A washout Feb. 9 eroded the southbound shoulder of the highway, said Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth. Since then, Caltrans has had one-way traffic controls in place while agency workers inspected the roadway several times a day. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans workers noticed the northbound lane was starting to sink and banned tour buses...
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

    02/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
  • Wow! George Takei Advocated Pedophilia with 13 Year-Olds — Will Pizza Hut Drop Him?

    02/21/2017 6:14:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/21/17 | Jim Hoft
    CPAC canceled Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech today after a #NeverTrump group released audio of Milo allegedly promoting pedophilia.But it wasn’t taht long ago that Pizza Hut spokesman was advocating sex between children and adults.George Takei apparently doesn’t think it’s child molestation as long as the 13-year-old boy finds the adult male attractive. Radio anchor: Were you molested?George Takei: No. Because I thought he was attractive. And he was. Skip to 2:20 for Takei’s damning comment! George Takei did an ad for Super Bowl 2017. Wow! The #Milo story is now burning @GeorgeTakei who romanticized/promoted being molested when he was 13yrs old!...
  • Notorious ‘Never Trump’ Org Funded Group Behind Milo Controversy

    02/21/2017 6:06:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/17 | Rob Shimshock
    The group that accused Milo Yiannopoulos of defending pedophilia is funded by an anti-Trump, pro-McMullin PAC that once tweeted “we hate white children.”The Reagan Battalion Facebook page, which alleged Monday that Yiannopoulos supported pedophilia, has a link under Contact Info that directs visitors to a web domain titled, “stopdonaldtrumppac.com.” The domain no longer resolves, but a screenshot of the site can be found here.The Stop Trump PAC also has a Twitter account from which it once tweeted the phrase “we hate white children,” which has since been deleted: The Reagan Battalion posted to Facebook several anti-Trump and pro-Evan McMullin (2016 presidential...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Colonial Times Quiz - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:59:56 PM PST · by LUV W · 73 replies
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  • Suspect in Whittier cop killing, East LA slaying was AB 109 probationer

    02/21/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    OC Register ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie K. Baer
    A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after slaying his cousin, was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect’s cousin.
  • Pence Appears To Support EU

    02/21/2017 5:57:22 PM PST · by KyCats · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday in which Pence affirmed United States commitment to the European Union while also raising questions as to whether the U.S. supports the European Union’s “freedom of movement.” In the Monday press conference, President Tusk emphasized a particular portion of his meeting with Vice President Pence, saying, “I asked the vice president directly if he shared my opinions on three key matters: the international order, security, and the attitude of the new American administration towards the European Union.” Tusk continued, “In reply to...
  • Dinesh D'Souza live stream now at Columbia University. 8:30 p.m. est Feb. 21, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:57:16 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 4 replies
    Young America's for Freedom ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Young America's Foundation
    Dinesh D'Souza Speaking Now at Columbia University.
  • India Can Build A Space Station, But Government Is Yet To Decide: ISRO Chief

    02/21/2017 5:47:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 21 February 2017, 8:45 am EST By | Katrina Pascual
    According to Kumar, they are still in talks about the immediate benefits of a manned space mission, citing the need for funds and time as to why the country has not decided on when to invest on a space station. “The day the country takes the decision, we will ‘ok’ the project,” he said in an India Times report, emphasizing that the project requires long-term thinking along with policy and funding support. A space station is a crewed satellite that is designed to stay in low Earth orbit for long periods of time, studying the results and consequences of long-term...
  • Fake News NYT Reporter Walter Duranty to Appear in Two Major Films

    02/21/2017 5:46:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Long before the fake news reports by such fake news New York Times reporters as Jayson Blair and Herbert Matthews, there was fake news reporter Walter Duranty who wrote fake news stories for the same newspaper about Joseph Stalin's systematic 1932/33 starvation of Ukrainian peasants...the Holodomor. Although Duranty has been written about in the past, movie audiences will soon see him portrayed on the big screen in two major motion pictures. The first of these movies  is "Bitter Harvest," which focuses on the Holodomor itself, opens in movie theaters on February 24. Here is a trailer.
  • Suspected Drunk Driver Does Cartwheels During Field Sobriety Test

    02/21/2017 5:45:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Holley Ford
    A woman has been arrested after she did cartwheels during her field sobriety test, police say. Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested and charged with battery, aggravated DWI and for an expired license plate after her vehicle was reported seen driving recklessly. Officers say they found Marshall asleep behind the wheel of her parked car over the weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They woke Marshall up and asked her to step out of the vehicle. Police say appeared to be extremely intoxicated and was having a hard time listening to the officers' commands. The incident was recorded by one of the...
  • University of Houston Doctoral Candidate Finds Whitman Novel

    02/21/2017 5:40:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Zachary Turpin was propped up in bed with his laptop in May, his wife and newborn son sleeping beside him, when he made a discovery that stands to rock the literary world. There on his screen, he saw a small ad in an 1852 newspaper. The ad promised "A Rich Revelation:" A six-installment piece of fiction called "Life and Adventures of Jack Engle" was coming soon to the Sunday Dispatch, a three-penny weekly published in Manhattan. The Houston Chronicle reports the short novel, like the newspaper that published it, was all but lost to the ages. But the author, Turpin...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas from Slashing Medicaid Dollars Earmarked for Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 5:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/21 | Paul J. Weber
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider. An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state's Medicaid program. Texas is now at least the sixth state where federal courts have kept Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for non-abortion services, although a bigger question remains over whether President...