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  • WATCH: French President Tells Migrant To “Go Back To [Morocco]”

    12/04/2017 1:00:09 PM PST · by Thalean · 10 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    The woman approached President Emmanuel Macron on the street and asked him for help acquiring French citizenship papers, according to Morocco World News. Macron acknowledged the woman’s situation, but replied that France cannot realistically help everyone who asks, nor is the nation obligated to do so. Likewise, France must put its own people first: "In France, we will protect all people who are in the asylum [system] and who are not safe in their country. But we can not accommodate everyone who comes with working or student visas and who stay after. To be completely frank, you have to go...
  • Stop apologizing to the loons

    12/04/2017 10:05:12 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Dan Hannan
    It started with an apology on Twitter. And not just an apology: A full-on acknowledgment of improper and counter-revolutionary thoughts, of the kind that Chairman Mao Zedong’s Red Guards used to extract from their victims. It came from Paperchase, a popular British stationery retailer. You’ll find one on pretty much any UK high street, selling pens and birthday cards and paperclips. Anyway, here is what it said. “We’ve listened to you about this weekend’s newspaper promotion. We now know we were wrong to do this – we’re truly sorry and we won’t ever do it again. Thanks for telling us...
  • Finland: No aggravated rape sentence for 23-year-old migrant who raped 10-year-old girl

    12/03/2017 11:09:17 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | Novembe 30, 2017
    A 23-year-old migrant, named Juusuf Muhamed Abbud, was acquitted from aggravated rape despite having intercourse with a ten-year-old girl. The court said it was not clear that the girl was “unable to defend herself and express her lack of consent”. According to the Helsinki times: “The Turku Court of Appeal ruled last week that the defendant was guilty of aggravated child sexual abuse but not of aggravated rape and sentenced him to only three years in prison”, thus upholding a ruling issued in March by the District Court of Pirkanmaa. The defendant was acquitted of the charge of aggravated rape...
  • World ‘hurtling’ towards the alt-right, warns Graham Norton

    12/03/2017 5:42:22 PM PST · by BusterDog · 64 replies
    Graham Norton has told of his concerns at the rise of right-wing politics in the world, but admitted he fears the consequences of sharing his opinions online. The BBC chat show host, who has previously spoken about his shock that Britain voted to leave the EU, also said he struggles to imagine what life will be like post-Brexit, suggesting London could turn into “a ghost town”.
  • CVS to purchase Aetna in $69-billion deal with potential to transform health care

    12/03/2017 5:15:52 PM PST · by smileyface · 39 replies
    Circa ^ | Dec 2, 2017 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    4 Hours Ago Pharmacy chain CVS will purchase insurance giant Aetna in a deal value at $69 billion, The Associated Press reported Sunday. The move will dramatically expand the drugstore juggernaut's health services; a historic amplification which could transform the health care industry. If approved by regulators, CVS' 9,700 locations could morph into health care centers, providing its consumers with primary care and other services and dramatically lowering the cost of health care. The unprecedented merging of retail and health care is likely to spark similar deals throughout the industry, experts said.
  • Trump Could Be Forced To Testify On Sexual Allegations — And If He Lies He Could Be Impeached

    12/03/2017 4:42:09 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Haley Peterson
    While everyone's talking about special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the Trump campaign's communication with the Russian government, the president's lawyers are preparing for an altogether different case. On Tuesday, in a New York state Supreme Court hearing, they're expected to try to have a defamation case against the president dismissed. If they fail, the president could be forced to testify on allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women. The suit was filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," who claimed last year that Trump "very aggressively" kissed her, groped her breasts,...
  • Council Bill Would Prohibit Bulletproof Glass at Convenience Stores [Philadelphia]

    12/03/2017 5:44:07 AM PST · by grundle · 33 replies ^ | November 29, 2017 | Joe Trinacria
    Earlier this month, Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill to better regulate the hundreds of “stop and go” convenience stores that operate predominantly in Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods. Among its stipulations, the controversial measure would prohibit any physical barrier that separates cashiers from customers at these so-called “nuisance” establishments – including protective bulletproof glass. According to Bass, these storefronts take advantage of the city’s lax restaurant liquor license provision while contributing to a variety of quality-of-life issues in low-income communities. Content to rely solely on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol, along with a bag of Doritos or two, many of...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - December 3, 2017 - (Prayer)

    12/03/2017 3:45:59 AM PST · by Faith · 34 replies
    December 3, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • Trump vs Talking Heads - Swedemason

    12/02/2017 7:06:58 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/2/17 | swedemason
    Once in Trumps lifetime
  • 3 Crazy Stories the National Media Missed This Week

    12/02/2017 12:32:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | December 2, 2017 | Beth Bauman
    With all of the chaos going on in D.C. and around the country, it's easy for some stories to fall through the cracks. Here are three of this week's underreported stories we thought you should know about. Some will make you cringe...while others will make you laugh.3. A doomsday prepper spent the last 30 years illegally prepping for a disaster.An 80-year-old Utah man spent the last 30 years illegally stockpiling guns and grenades. He then hid the weapons, along with food, in various bunkers throughout the Utah wilderness, the Associated Press reported.“His only intent was to defend what he had...
  • Flynn’s plea doesn’t prove collusion (Op Ed throws cold water on Dems this morning)

    12/02/2017 12:03:01 AM PST · by Az Joe · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/2017 | Ed Rogers
    Friday morning’s guilty plea from former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn is a major disappointment for Democrats. Flynn admitting to having made false statements is nowhere near where the Democrats want this to go. Of course, the story is big and the fact that a former White House official has been charged with anything and pleaded guilty is consequential, but it doesn’t suggest any collusion occurred and it doesn’t even get close to confirming that Donald Trump or his campaign was somehow complicit in a nefarious scheme.
  • The Kate Steinle Memorial Wall

    12/01/2017 10:44:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Dec 02, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Something terrible happened on Thursday evening. The killer of Kate Steinle was found innocent. I say “killer” despite the fact that he was found innocent because he most certainly was her killer. As a matter of fact, the seven-time felon confessed to her killing in an ABC TV interview. This felon and illegal alien from Mexico was deported five times but came back across our porous border again and again- each time breaking the law. The last time he was released from prison, San Francisco would not allow his deportation. Kate had two killers. Liberal San Francisco was a willing...
  • BREAKING: Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty For Making False Statements to the FBI

    12/01/2017 6:33:50 AM PST · by pgkdan · 87 replies ^ | 12/01/17
    Former White House National Security advisor Michael Flynn will plead guilty to charges of making false statements to FBI agents after months of investigation by Special Counsel Bob Mueller.
  • US to deport undocumented immigrant [illegal alien]acquitted in Kate Steinle death

    12/01/2017 2:10:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/01/2017 | Faith Karimi and Dan Simon
    A Mexican man will be deported after he was found not guilty in the killing of Kate Steinle, whose death while out walking on a San Francisco pier reignited a national debate over immigration policy. Jurors acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, of murder and involuntary manslaughter, as well as assault with a deadly weapon. They convicted him of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The undocumented immigrant faces up to three years in prison, but has already spent more than two years in jail awaiting trial and may get credit for time served. He has not been...
  • Walker signs bill legalizing hemp farming in Wisconsin

    11/30/2017 10:05:16 PM PST · by Ken H · 35 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Nov 30, 2017 | na
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that allows Wisconsin farmers to grow industrial hemp. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said the governor signed the bill Thursday but his office didn't issue any news releases about it. The bill passed the Legislature unanimously. The measure's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jesse Kremer, tweeted Thursday that the bill will make Wisconsin a leader in hemp production. His tweet included the hashtag "AmericasHempland."
  • Website and phone number of Kate Steinle's murderer, the mayor of San Francisco

    11/30/2017 9:07:34 PM PST · by Az Joe · 25 replies
    SF Mayor ^ | 11/30/2017
    KATE STEINLE'S MURDERER Office of the Mayor San Francisco, CA, 94102 415-554-6141
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 1 December 2017

    11/30/2017 5:59:15 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 92 replies
    November 30, 2017 | Santa's Elves
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, hot cocoa, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Pull up a chair. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

    11/30/2017 4:38:17 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 126 replies ^ | 11/30/17 08:32 AM EST | By Rebecca Savransky
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of dementia." During MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said Trump is "completely detached from reality." "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit," Scarborough said.
  • 6,000 drug cases tainted by lab scandal to be dismissed

    11/30/2017 2:10:53 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2017 | AP
    Massachusetts prosecutors said Thursday that they will dismiss more than 6,000 convictions tied to a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years.