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  • Ninth Circuit gives green light for much larger travel ban (Yes, you read that correctly)

    06/24/2017 6:40:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Nolan Rappaport
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a new decision on President Donald Trump ’s March 6 Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The court affirmed the portions of the district court injunction that apply to the 90-day, six-country travel ban, but it vacated the portions of the injunction that relate to the government doing an internal review of its vetting procedures, which could lead to a much larger ban based on a different criterion. The Trump exception According to University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner, the courts are creating...
  • 'SHE HAD COMPLETE CONTROL OVER ME' Married Female Psychologist Banned After Bedding and Sexting

    06/24/2017 6:40:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/17 | Jon Lockett
    Married female psychologist banned from practising for a year after bedding and sexting a ‘vulnerable’ former patient Married Brooke Ledner, 31, first met the man at the luxury rehab centre she worked in on the beaches of Sydney, AustraliaShe helped him for eight weeks as he tackled his addictions to alcohol, and the drugs ice and GHB. But the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard after he completed the programme the two ended up having an affair. A drunk Ms Ledner began texting and calling the un-named man late one evening in September, a report revealed. In the following weeks,...
  • Giant Sequoia Move on Schedule in Idaho, Tree Doing Well

    06/24/2017 6:32:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location. SNIP St. Luke's Health System in Boise is paying $300,000 to relocate the tree to make room for an expansion. SNIP The sequoia was sent to Boise as a seedling by naturalist John Muir, who played a key role in establishing California's Sequoia National Park.
  • Netflix Begins "Choose Your Adventure" Programming

    06/24/2017 6:24:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    If you don’t like the way a story ends, why not change it? That’s exactly what Netflix is encouraging viewers do with a brand new children’s show called “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” As the show progresses, kids get to make a series of choices to move the story in any direction.
  • Democrat official fired after caught on tape saying he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

    06/24/2017 6:22:53 PM PDT · by Hadean · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2017
    A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week. Phil Montag, now-former co-chair of the state party’s technology committee, was recorded saying he wishes Scalise, R-La., were “dead.” “His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to [expletive] kick people off [expletive] health care. I’m glad he got shot,” Montag said in the audio recording. “I wish he was [expletive] dead.” The audio was posted on YouTube. Nebraska Democratic Chairwoman Jane Kleeb confirmed to FOX 42 that the...
  • NJ college fires professor over comments made on Tucker Carlson Tonight

    06/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Essex County College has fired adjunct professor Lisa Durden after she made racially insensitive comments in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, according to a new report by the Associated Press. The college’s president, Anthony Munroe, announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Durden went on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss an “all-black Memorial Day celebration” hosted by a Black Lives Matter group. When asked by Carlson about the event, Durden interrupted the host, saying “boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited” to the Black Lives...
  • Vocations to the Priesthood Continue to Decline Under Pope Francis

    06/24/2017 6:09:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/23/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Vocations to the priesthood have continued a downward trend since 2012, according to data recently released by the Vatican’s Central Statistics Office. “There is a continuation of the decline which has for some years characterized priestly vocations,” the Statistics Office, which operates under the Vatican Secretariat of State, stated in its 500-page Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae that covers up to the year 2015. One metric for measuring the health of the Church is the number of new vocations to the priesthood to serve the Church’s 1.28 billion Catholics worldwide. A shortage of priests jeopardizes the...
  • Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

    06/24/2017 6:09:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 06/24/2017 | Kevin Freking
    A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen. "We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place. You have a baseball team that keeps losing year after year. At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the...
  • Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years

    06/24/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been on the decline since February — falling from (February) 8.1, (March) 8.0, (April) 7.9, and (May) 7.5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Unemployment for black Americans has historically hovered below their white counterparts. The Great Recession drove black unemployment near Great Depression-era levels, reaching 16.8 percent in March 2010. While most Americans were feeling the...
  • New Knights of Malta leader genuflects before Francis in Vatican meeting [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 6:06:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 23, 2017 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Pope Francis met the new leader of the Knights of Malta Friday in a toned-down encounter in which the head of the historic chivalric order seemed to emphasize its loyalty to the pope after a period of tension with the Vatican earlier this year. As Francis greeted Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto in the antechamber to the papal library, the head knight genuflected before the pope and kissed his ring. His face scrunched with emotion, Dalla Torre told Francis he was particularly moved by the encounter and had been following his papacy closely. Dalla Torre, an Italian,...
  • Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia

    06/24/2017 6:02:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2017 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia. Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking every opportunity to highlight the saga and forcing floor votes designed to uncover any business dealings the president might have with Russian figures. But rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare. In...
  • Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

    06/24/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 June 2017 10:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a “crusade” to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. “It is absolutely imperative that we not make it a political issue,” he said. “This is not the right versus the left because there is no liberal air or conservative air. We all breathe the same air. There is no liberal water or conservative water; we all drink the same water,” the star of “The Terminator” movies said. …
  • A Navy SEAL explains what to do if you're attacked by a dog

    06/24/2017 5:55:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 24 Jun, 2017 | Eames Yates
    Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of "100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation," explains what to do if you're ever attacked by a dog. Video at link plays after you watch their ad.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton Getting Married Tonight

    06/24/2017 5:53:56 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 7 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 6/24/2017 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and lots of family and friends will be attending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wedding tonight to his long-time fiancee Louise Linton. Secretary Mnuchin, 54, has been engaged to Ms. Linton, a 36-year-old Scottish model/actress, since 2015. Ms. Linton and Secretary Mnuchin were both involved in movie production companies.
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms [Catholic Church]

    06/24/2017 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tancred
    "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms Edit: this is from the blog "Listening in the Desert", where the allegedly Catholic Diocesan school in the United Kingdom has introduced a gender-neutral uniform. St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a “Gender Neutral” school uniform from September 2017.In its weekly newsletter via the school’s website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says:  “I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys,...
  • Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit…

    06/24/2017 5:08:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 24, 2017 | Sundance
    According to a Fox News Exclusive report, the President Trump administration is considering a Camp-David style Arab peace summit. Those who have followed the administration’s structural activity all year will see this as a natural progression of events within the alliance formed by President Trump and the Mid-East coalition. The four major allies within the growing alliance, Egypt, Saudi, UAE and Bahrain, as well as other moderates supportive of the larger objectives to restore stability, are currently engaged in a campaign to change the outlook of Qatar and stop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood. A peace summit around their...
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton Getting Married Tonight…

    06/24/2017 5:03:45 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and lots of family and friends will be attending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wedding tonight to his long-time fiancee Louise Linton. Secretary Wilbur Ross let the secret out last week when he was introducing Secretary Mnuchin at a conference in Washington. Wilburine said he and his wife “extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing you wed your dear fiancee, Louise Linton, on Saturday.” Secretary Mnuchin, 54, has been engaged to Ms. Linton, a 36-year-old Scottish model/actress, since 2015. Ms. Linton and Secretary Mnuchin were both involved in movie production companies. In late May,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IMPORTANT WORDS ~ 25 June 2017

    06/24/2017 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 15 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          IMPORTANT WORDS The SIX most important words: "I ADMIT I MADE A MISTAKE." The FIVE most important words: "YOU DID A GOOD JOB." The FOUR most important words: "WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?" The THREE most important words: "IF YOU PLEASE." The TWO most important words: "THANK YOU." The LEAST important word: "I"    
  • Trump’s Apprenticeship Plan Will Feed Into These High-Paying Careers

    06/24/2017 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Even if you disagree with President Donald Trump and his administration, there are some positive kernels out there. Trump has put an emphasis on jobs, for example, specifically jobs for the struggling middle and lower class. Although those promised jobs might not necessarily come to fruition, it’s good to hear somebody at least talk about blue-collar struggles. One way the president is focusing on jobs is by attempting to bring back apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, of course, are on-the-job training programs that used to be quite popular but have fizzled out with time. There are still plenty of them out there, but...