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  • Family of 18-Year-Old Stab Victim Jason Isaacs: Knife Crime Is 'Out of Control' in London

    11/24/2017 7:52:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/23 | Ella Wills
    The family of an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter stabbed to death in an apparently unprovoked attack in north London have said knife crime is "out of control" in the capital. Jason Isaacs was on a night out with friends in Northolt on Saturday when they were targeted by balaclava-clad attackers on mopeds in a "pre-planned attack". The group fled for their lives, but the teenager became separated before being stabbed multiple times with a large knife. Critically injured, Mr Isaacs was rushed to hospital where he died on Tuesday. There have been a total of 18 fatal stabbings involving teenagers in...
  • Japanese Mayor Says He’ll End SF sister City Status Over Comfort Women Statue

    11/24/2017 7:26:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, November 24, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    The mayor of Osaka, Japan, is making good on his threat to sever the sister-city relationship with San Francisco because of a Chinatown memorial honoring women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military before and during World War II. The bronze sculpture that was placed in St. Mary’s Square in September shows three teenage girls holding hands next to an older woman. Though the artwork, known as the “Women’s Column of Strength,” was erected to honor female war victims, it’s seen by many Japanese citizens and government officials as an insult. “This is highly regrettable,” Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 25 November 2017

    11/24/2017 6:05:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 97 replies
    Our Troops Rock and Are The BEST!! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Top 10 Billboard 1982 ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l...
  • Trump Victorious With Judicial Appointments, Thanks to Congress

    11/24/2017 3:32:34 PM PST · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    While President Donald Trump has voiced frustration with Congress in passing legislation that grabs headlines, like tax reform or changes to Obamacare, there's one arena that the president has emerged victorious — more so than any president in 45 years. Trump's success in appointments to the federal judiciary will have a longer-lasting impact, and, as far as obstruction by Democrats, "there's nothing they can do about it," CNBC reported Friday. "This Thanksgiving weekend the most grateful person in America should be President Trump. An unlikely set of benefactors has truly given him the political gift that will keep on giving,"...
  • Amazon workers stage Black Friday protests for wage hikes (Germany, Italy)

    11/24/2017 3:05:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/24/17
    BERLIN — Workers at a half dozen Amazon (AMZN) distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with "Black Friday" to demand better wages from the American online giant. In Germany, union spokesman Thomas Voss said some 2,500 workers were on strike at Amazon facilities in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz. In northern Italy, in a warehouse near Piacenza, some workers walked off the job to demand "dignified salaries." The German union has been leading a push since 2013 for higher pay for some 12,000 workers...
  • Ivanka Trump: [19 Year Old College Sophomore] Malia Obama Should Be 'Off Limits' To Media

    11/24/2017 2:02:32 PM PST · by drewh · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Eliza Relman
    Ivanka Trump condemned recent media coverage of Malia Obama's social life at Harvard, where Obama is a freshman. The former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also called the coverage unethical "clickbait." Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and top White House adviser, condemned recent media coverage of former President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia Obama, a 19-year-old freshman at Harvard. "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers," Trump tweeted on Friday. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits." Shortly after, another former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, tweeted a similar...
  • Firm behind dubious Trump-Russia dossier paid multiple journalists for work

    11/24/2017 10:37:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the liberal research firm that funded and distributed the anti-Trump dossier, has paid three journalists for work related to Congress’ Russia probe, according to court filings. Lawyers representing the House Intelligence Committee made the assertion in a bid to force Fusion to turn over additional bank transactions involving reporters, law firms and a media company. “The committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists,” stated the House general counsel court filing, “each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the committee’s investigation.”The journalists’ names are blacked out. Documents list 10 House-demanded...
  • _Trump Is Right. Chinese Car Makers Are Hosing America & It Must Stop Now

    11/24/2017 10:14:33 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | November 22, 2017 | DCWhispers
    POTUS Trump speaks simple truths the Establishment Media chooses to ignore. These are truths that concern real jobs for real Americans that would help to lift up a struggling Middle Class. One of those truths is how China has economically raped the United States for decades costing millions of jobs, and likely trillions in economic growth. Mr. Trump is demanding this must end and he’s 100% correct as the following excerpt from The Weekly Standard makes abundantly clear: —————- China has announced that it will soon be marketing its cars in the United States. The People’s Republic is the largest...
  • U.S. State Dept Puts $700,000 into Hungarian Media, Demands ‘Programming’ Against Orban, Patriots

    11/22/2017 7:17:11 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government. The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.” Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls “democracy and human rights programming” in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary — a NATO ally — are to “support...
  • Beverly Hills police investigating (one dozen) Hollywood sex assault cases

    11/24/2017 3:57:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/23/17 | PETER SBLENDORIO
    Law enforcement officials in Beverly Hills are currently investigating a dozen sexual assault cases regarding people within the entertainment industry, including Harvey Weinstein and James Toback, police said. The Beverly Hills Police Department declined to release the identities of any of the others who are being investigated, but confirmed there are presently 12 open cases. "We take these allegations very seriously and are actively investigating them," a police spokeswoman said in a statement to the Daily News.
  • Palestinian refugees' leaving Lebanon en masse

    11/23/2017 11:20:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/17 | Dalit Halevi
    The number of “Palestinian refugees” in Lebanon has decreased significantly over the past few years and many are leaving for other countries to try to improve their situation. In an interview with the Hamas newspaper Palestine on Thursday, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka said that some 260,000 “Palestinian refugees” had left the refugee camps in Lebanon to various countries in recent years because of the difficult security and economic conditions. According to him, the figures he cited are based on a poll conducted by the Lebanese authorities and which indicates that there is a deliberate action to bring about...
  • Texas Woman, Would-Be Barack Obama Assassin, Busted Due To Pet Cat's Hair

    11/23/2017 4:40:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/23/17 | Pritha Paul
    A 46-year-old woman from Texas, who sent explosives to former President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott and former Acting Commissioner of Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin, was identified and arrested by analyzing cat hairs found on the packages sent.According to court records, Julia Poff from Houston, Texas, was indicted with a six-count indictment accusing her of mailing "injurious articles," "transportation of explosives with intent to kill and injure," "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fraud" and "false declaration in bankruptcy."Poff pleaded not guilty to the charges in a detention hearing held on Nov. 16. The accused sent out packages containing explosives...
  • Charlie Rose Was a Thorn in Writer’s Side

    11/23/2017 7:13:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    Rebecca Johnson, who wrote a 1999 profile on ex- “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose for the New York Times Magazine, said Rose was an “unmitigated X” while she was writing the article. Johnson posted on Facebook this week: “We spent several days together, and I really came to dislike him.” She continued, “I had just signed a contract with Vogue and he asked me if I liked [then-Vogue-Editor-in-Chief] Anna Wintour. I replied that I didn’t ‘like’ her or not. It wasn’t that kind of relationship. When he sensed my increasing coldness, he SO weirdly called me up and threatened...
  • Manson funeral fundraiser earns $1K — then gets shut down

    11/23/2017 7:10:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Some bozo set up a fundraising page for Charles Manson’s funeral — and managed to amass almost $1,000 in donations before it was shut down. A user named John Jones said he set up the GoFundMe page to fund the funeral costs of his “dear friend & loved one” — to ensure the cult leader behind one of the most notorious killings in American history is “laid to rest with the honor, respect & dignity he deserves,” according to screenshots posted on TMZ. Jones included a sob story about Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman recently losing his job.
  • China unveils 19,030mph hypersonic scattergun nuke to strike anywhere in the world

    11/23/2017 5:26:37 PM PST · by plain talk · 27 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 23, 2017 | Henry Holloway
    The Dongfeng-41 will be capable of hypersonic speeds up to Mach 25 and has been in development for more than 30 years. Chinese scientists have tested the weapon eight times since 2012 – and carried out their most recent tests deep in the desert earlier this month. State media reports the missile is due to enter the arsenal of the People’s Liberation Army in early 2018. Carrying 10 nuclear warheads, the weapon is believed to be 33 tons and approximately 15 metres long. China’s state-owned newspaper The Global Times claims the weapon will be able to strike “anywhere in the...
  • Men found on boat in northeast Japan say they came from N. Korea

    11/23/2017 5:10:15 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | November 24, 2017
    AKITA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A boat carrying eight men claiming to be fishermen from North Korea has washed ashore in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Akita, police said Friday.
  • Favorite Food or Eating Songs-Title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen~11~24~17

    11/23/2017 5:00:22 PM PST · by fatima · 202 replies
                        ~Favorite Food or Eating     Songs -Title or Lyrics~        Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis That's Amore                           *Video*             KT Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree                               *Video*                                                ...
  • Al Franken hit with two more groping allegations

    11/23/2017 6:49:06 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/22/17 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Two more women came forward Wednesday with allegations that Sen. Al Franken touched them inappropriately at political events years ago. The women spoke to the Huffington Post but both declined to give their names, citing fears of retaliation online and at work. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Sen. Franken (D-Minn.), who was accused last week of groping and forcibly kissing radio host Leeann Tweeden while the two were on a 2006 USO tour.
  • Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

    11/23/2017 5:26:52 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Reuters
    TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. An official in the company's Beijing-based press office, who only gave his surname as Ding, told Reuters on Wednesday that flights were suspended because "business was not good". He declined to comment on when flights might resume. The suspension by China's national flag carrier comes shortly after a visit by a senior Chinese envoy to the city and also coincides with a U.S. decision to put...
  • John McCain’s Walking Boot Mysteriously Swaps Sides Weeks After Treatment For Torn Achilles Tendon

    11/23/2017 4:19:51 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 102 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 22 Nov 17 | ZeroPointNow
    81 year old John McCain (R-AZ) has had a string of unfortuate heath issues this year. In mid-july, the Arizona Senator underwent brain surgery for aggressive cancer – returning to Washington D.C. five days later to cast his vote against the healthcare bill. Then, at the beginning of November McCain was treated for a tear to his achilles tendon at Walter Reed medical center – emerging on November 6th in a walking boot on his right leg: