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  • President Trump on Hannity tonight 9pm Eastern; Tucker Carlson tomorrow 8 pm Eastern

    07/16/2018 5:06:54 PM PDT · by Ken H · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 16, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump Will be interviewed on @seanhannity tonight at 9pmE and @TuckerCarlson tomorrow night at 8pmE. Enjoy! 3:53 PM - 16 Jul 2018
  • San Frnacisco Crime, Squalor Scares Away $40 Million Medical Convention

    07/16/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcoOIDJBsc
  • Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy

    07/16/2018 10:04:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Seth Shostak
    t’s something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “With a trillion planets out there, we really can’t be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the enormous amount of real estate in space, aliens are sure to exist. So why haven’t we found any? I don’t dispute this straightforward idea because, after all, it underpins the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). But not everyone agrees. A recent paper by three researchers at the University of Oxford is throwing shade on those who feel confident that the cosmos is thick with extraterrestrials....
  • Putin making the liberal media look like fools in this press conference (vanity)

    07/16/2018 9:00:25 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 214 replies
    Me | 07-16-2018 | Me
    Anyone watching??? Putin: 1- mentions a business man who transferred $1.5 million tax free from Russia the the United States which was donated to the clinton campaign. 2- mentions there is a process for Mueller to follow if he wants to extradite/question any russians that have been indicted by Mueller.. 3- talks about American George Soros interfering in elections abroad...
  • Rolls-Royce unveils ‘flying taxi’ at Farnborough Airshow

    07/16/2018 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Krosan · 14 replies
    City A.M ^ | Sunday 15 July 2018 | Kathryn Gaw
    Rolls-Royce has released plans for a flying taxi that could be taking to the skies in the early 2020s. The British manufacturer will unveil its designs for an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at the Farnborough Airshow, which will be officially opened by Prime Minister Theresa May tomorrow. The air show is one of the biggest events in the aviation calendar, and May is expected to use the occasion to announce a slew of new initiatives to boost employment and growth in the UK’s aerospace industry, and to protect the supply chains that companies such as Bombardier, Rolls-Royce...
  • EU pushes China on trade, saying it could open up if it wanted

    07/16/2018 2:40:11 AM PDT · by cba123 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/16/2018 | By Christian Shepherd and Michael Martina
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China could open its economy if it so wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the need to uphold free trade and multilateralism as the United States and China become increasingly mired in a trade dispute, with no sign of negotiations on the horizon. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned he may ultimately impose tariffs on more than...
  • This is the 'biggest bubble in the history of mankind and it's going to burst,' Ron Paul says

    07/16/2018 2:18:26 AM PDT · by cba123 · 62 replies
    MSN / CNBC ^ | 4 hours ago | Keris Lehiff
    Look to the stock market and you'd assume Wall Street was doing just fine. The S&P 500 has come back to March highs, the Dow is back to positive for 2018, and the Nasdaq is at fresh records. It's all built on shaky foundations, said longtime market bear and former Republican Congressman Ron Paul. This market is in the "biggest bubble in the history of mankind," and when it bursts, it could cut the stock market in half, he told CNBC's "Futures Now" Thursday. (please see full story at link)
  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • Obama crushes Clinton as ‘best’ president, but Trump tops for best at this stage

    07/15/2018 8:35:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Americans have tossed former President Bill Clinton aside and now say that former President Barack Obama was the “best” president of their lifetime -- by a huge gap of 31 percent to 13 percent. But a new Pew Research Center survey of 2,002 adults found that President Trump topped Obama as the best president of their lifetime at this stage of his presidency.
  • Twitter reaction to Sen Liz Warren tweet about MA cop gunned down

    07/15/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/15/18 | E. Warren
    (Reactions follow) My heart goes out to the family and friends of Officer Michael Chesna, a military veteran, of @WeymouthPD who was killed in the line of duty today. We are with you, Weymouth.
  • Elon Musk Calls Diver in Thai Soccer Team Rescue a Pedophile

    07/15/2018 11:44:15 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 100 replies
    Fortune ^ | 7/15/18 | By David Morris
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter this morning accused British diver Vern Unsworth of being a pedophile, after Unsworth criticized Musk’s proposal to use a small submarine to rescue a trapped soccer team in Thailand. Unsworth was instrumental in the rescue of the boy’s soccer team, but lambasted Musk’s submarine plan in an interview published by CNN Friday. Among other comments, Unsworth said the submarine “wouldn’t have made the first 50 meters into the cave” and was “just a PR stunt.” Musk, responding to further criticism from professor and New York Times columnist Zeynep Tufekci, wrote this morning that he...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - July 15, 2018 - {Prayer}

    07/14/2018 8:51:50 PM PDT · by Faith · 45 replies
    July 15, 2018 | 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.
  • ‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter

    07/14/2018 2:42:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 45 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 7/13/18 | Frances Selllers, et al
    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds. Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading off for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, when he saw a commotion outside Louie’s. He thought someone might be drowning, so instead of turning his truck onto the highway, he barreled into the parking lot to offer help. As he jumped out, what he learned stunned...
  • What we can all learn from the trapped Thailand soccer kids

    07/13/2018 9:43:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Heather Robinson
    Of course, the practical skills of engineers, technology experts, divers and military top the list of what enabled this rescue effort. But there’s another story here — one of quiet emotional fortitude, solidarity and spiritual strength. Surely if the boys or their coach had panicked or turned on one another in the darkness, they couldn’t have survived. The boys’ coach, 25-year-old Ekapol Chanthawong, had worked with them — even choosing the name “Wild Boars” (“Moo Ba” in Thai) — to build their self-esteem. Mostly poor children who, in a soccer-obsessed country, had been rejected by their school teams, the boys...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 July 2018

    07/12/2018 6:00:56 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 78 replies
    July 12, 2018 | Canteen Go-Go Gerbels
    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. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, 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. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation....
  • Deadly Parasitic Worm Coming To Europe Due To Third-World Migration

    07/12/2018 5:05:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | 7/12/18 | Staff
    One of the many benefits of open borders! Karl Hoffmann, a professor of parasitology at Aberystwyth University, writes in The Independent: Not so long ago, human diseases caused by parasitic worms were thought to be confined to resource poor communities throughout Africa, Asia and South America. But in this age of global travel and changing climate, parasitic worms are slowly but surely moving into parts of Europe and North America. The long-term consequences of increased parasitic worm distributions are difficult to predict, but the harm that infection causes highlights the need for developing control strategies that can mitigate this 21st-century...
  • Mutinous migrants threaten to kill Italian crew after rescue

    07/12/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    The Times ^ | 7/11/18 | Tom Kington & David Charter
    African migrants threatened to kill the crew of an Italian cargo vessel that had rescued them in the Mediterranean, in an attempt to avoid being returned to detention centres in Libya. The Italian coastguard picked up the migrants after receiving a call for help from the ship. They were being taken yesterday to Italy where the ringleaders will be questioned by police over the incident. The mutiny on the Vos Thalassa marked an escalation in problems in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new populist government refused entry to migrants picked up by charity boats and handed over rescue responsibilities to the...
  • What body-language experts saw in aides' reactions to Trump

    07/12/2018 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Rebecca Tan
    In front of a backdrop of alternating American and North Korean flags, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approached from opposite sides of a stage and shook hands in the middle. While the leaders spoke little in their appearances Tuesday, experts in body language pointed out notable nonverbal cues that could provide insight into their demeanors during the meeting. Experts noted that Trump touched Kim on numerous occasions, while Kim was much more restrained. “It was those certain small unexpected touches by Trump that showed his power,” said Patti Wood, author of “SNAP: Making the Most of...
  • Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good

    07/12/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2018 | George Skelton
    Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens. But their glow might turn to gloom if they realized that much of the stuff is headed to a landfill.
  • Emmett Till killing reopened by government over 'new information'

    07/12/2018 5:04:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2018
    The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal 1955 killing in Mississippi shocked the world. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating Till's slaying after receiving what it calls "new information." Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in the town of Money and killed after he wolf-whistled at Carolyn Donham, a shopkeeper. Three days later, his mutilated body was found in the muddy Tallahatchie River, weighted down with a cotton gin fan. His left eye was missing, and his right...