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  • 6-year-old girl dies after dog attack in Jacksonville home

    07/20/2018 12:57:02 AM PDT · by Norski · 21 replies
    News4Jax ^ | July, 18, 2018 | Destiny McKeiver
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 6-year-old girl attacked by a dog Sunday morning has died, according to her father. Police said Jaelah Smith was attacked by a dog the family was pet sitting in their Arlington home. In a message to News4Jax, Devin Holcomb wrote: "Unfortunately my princess is no longer with us. I would like for you guys to keep my family in your prayers" Police and firefighters were called to a house on Herrick Drive about 10:15 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor who heard screaming and saw the girl's mother carry the girl's unconscious body outside. “I just kept...
  • 7/10/2018 Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday

    07/20/2018 12:05:27 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies ^ | Bristow Marchant, The State (Columbia, S.C.) 7/10/2018
    Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Confederate flag is coming back to the S.C. State House, at least for one day. On Tuesday, members of the S.C. Secessionist Party will raise the rebel banner on a temporary pole in front of the Gervais Street steps. The 10 a.m. ceremony will mark the three-year anniversary of the flag's permanent removal from the State House grounds. This is the third time the party has raised the flag in front of the State House. Each July 10 since the flag was removed, the...
  • Mark Duplass Apologizes for ‘Disaster’ Tweet Praising Ben Shapiro

    07/19/2018 6:48:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | July 19, 2018 | Ellis Clopton
    Actor and filmmaker Mark Duplass has apologized for initially praising the right-wing pundit and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro on Twitter and encouraging his followers to consider following Shapiro, stating that the tweet was a “disaster on many levels.” “I’m really sorry,” Duplass tweeted Thursday morning. “I now understand that I need to be more diligent and careful. I’m working on that. I want to be clear that I in no way endorse hatred, racism, homophobia, xenophobia or any such form of intolerance.” Duplass said the tweet was meant to encourage unity, but admitted “sometimes I move too quickly when...
  • Scott Adams truth bombs the #Walkaway movement.

    07/19/2018 6:08:17 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 33 replies ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | #walkaway fansite
    Coffee with Scott Adams. On Periscope. Episode, "Scott Adams talks about civil war, #walkaway, The weed poison pill, Mike Lee, eliminating ICE"
  • Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

    07/19/2018 5:42:56 PM PDT · by fungoking · 42 replies
    France24 ^ | 7/19/18 | Staff
    Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career -- on the grounds that she had made a sexual "deal" with him. The 50-year-old actress says the once-influential Hollywood producer sabotaged her career by convincing Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson not to cast Judd after she rejected Weinstein's sexual advances. Player France 24 Mobile – International News 24/7 france24 FRANÇAISESPAÑOLعربي TOP STORIES SHOWS VIDEOS FRANCE AFRICA MIDDLE EAST EUROPE AMERICAS ASIA / PACIFIC SPORTS BUSINESS / TECH CULTURE ENVIRONMENT DOCUMENTARIES...
  • Steer clear of Omaha! Home of America's most dangerous drivers revealed - [tr]

    07/19/2018 12:38:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2018 | Valerie Bauman
    Drivers in Omaha are the worst in the nation, while Orlando is home to America's safest motorists, according to a new study. Summer is the busiest and most dangerous time of year for driving, as road-trippers and people on family vacations take to the streets along with the usual commuters. More drivers overall amounts to more bad drivers on the roads, making it more dangerous for everyone. The new study by analyzed 2017 statistics based road incidents, including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations for things such as running a red light or using a cell phone while driving.
  • Why governments are unique -- and dangerous

    07/19/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2018 | John Conlin
    In the flow of this 3.8 billion-year-old river of life it is death, not life, that drives evolution. Death is that which sculpts the flow of life. In the marketplace of business it is failure, not success, that shapes, sculpts and hones that which survives. Whether it is an inability to survive in ever-changing physical conditions or an inability to convince enough people to purchase your goods or services at the price you require, demise of the entity controls and shapes what remains. Death and failure are the invisible hands that ensure these systems remain somewhat in balance. They put...
  • NJ considers taxing tap water

    07/19/2018 11:01:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | July 19, 2018 | Staff
    Never short on ideas for things to tax, lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a tax on tap water. The proposal is being floated by State Sen. Bob Smith D-Middlesex, who is trying to say it's not actually a tax but a 'user fee'. "It is a user fee based on volume," Smith told Fox 5's Chasing New Jersey.
  • Retire on a Sailboat – From Just $1,000 a Month

    07/19/2018 10:29:09 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 123 replies
    International Living ^ | 5/30/2014 | Jason Holland
    You’ve just weighed anchor on another night of bliss, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of your sailboat in the calm sea. Before you is a small cove lined by craggy cliffs. Clear blue waters end at a white-sand beach. You’ve had it all to yourself for the last week. It was supposed to be just an overnight stop. But it was so beautiful, you decided to stick around. After a quick dip, you’re enjoying a cup of coffee and a light breakfast on deck as you contemplate which island paradise you’ll go to next. This life could be...
  • 'Boy or girl?' Parents raising 'theybies' let kids decide

    07/19/2018 9:04:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 19, 2018
    AMBRIDGE, Mass. — Three-year-old twins Zyler and Kadyn Sharpe scurried around the boys and girls clothing racks of a narrow consignment store filled with toys. Zyler, wearing rainbow leggings, scrutinized a pair of hot-pink-and-purple sneakers. Kadyn, in a T-Rex shirt, fixated on a musical cube that flashed colorful lights. At a glance, the only discernible difference between these fraternal twins is their hair — Zyler’s is brown and Kadyn’s is blond. Is Zyler a boy or a girl? How about Kadyn? That’s a question their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, say only the twins can decide. The Cambridge, Mass., couple...
  • 12 Advances of Civilization by Flawed White American Males

    07/19/2018 7:58:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2018 | By David Walls-Kaufman
    Every time I see another disparagement of American history and American white males, I am poked to compose a list of their accomplishments that put everyone on the left to shame. The left's contempt for America is total – suggesting that leftists see nothing redeeming in who we are. This list should be burned into our memory to counter the left's fifty-year slander of American history. The advances on this list are the result of a unique degree of freedom blended with the Founders' exceptional knowledge of history that created a trickle-down effect in moral influence that no one can...
  • NFL: Titans star Jurrell Casey says he'll protest during anthem and take fine

    07/19/2018 7:03:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2018 | Motez Bishara
    If the NFL thinks its new rule designed to quell player protests will end its national anthem controversy, it may want to think again. With less than three weeks to go until the start of preseason, Tennessee Titans star defensive end Jurrell Casey told CNN Sport on Wednesday in an exclusive interview he will remain on the field and protest during the US national anthem, while accepting any fines levied on him this season.
  • Report: Arrington Bill May Destroy High-Paying Veteran Jobs And The Airline Industry

    07/19/2018 2:44:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 19July18 | Julia Cohen
    The Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William ‘Bill’ Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018, introduced by Republican Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington, contains a clause that would cut millions of dollars in funding for veteran jobs in aviation. The bill, which is meant to help veterans transition into civilian careers, contains a subsection that caps funds available to veterans who receive flight training at the same level as a private undergraduate degree. To fly on a passenger commercial airline, pilots need at least 1,500 hours of flight time and must pass a written examination, according to the Bureau of Labor...
  • Video: Spaceballs the Witch Hunt

    07/18/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 18, 2018 | Big Game Productions
    In a vain attempt to prove that Lone Don is guilty of Russian collusion, Lord Mueller and Colonel Rosenstein comb the desert looking for clues.
  • Officer Killed in Stillwater (MN) Prison Attack; Sources Name Inmate

    07/18/2018 6:44:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 7/18/18 | Ben Rodgers and Frank Rajkowski
    The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirms a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater died after an assault by an offender Wednesday afternoon. A release stated Joseph Gomm was attacked in an industry building around 1:30 p.m. He was rushed to Regions Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Gomm had been with the department for 16 years. Sources confirmed the identity of the offender as Edward Muhammad Johnson. Johnson is serving a sentence for homicide, according to DOC records. Sources also confirmed Johnson attacked Gomm with a hammer. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, DOC Commissioner Tom...
  • UNC (Football) Head Coach Larry Fedora: "Our Game Is Under Attack" and Could Bring Down America

    07/18/2018 5:09:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 18, 2018 | Nihal Kolur
    It's safe to say that University of North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora is not a fan of the trends in football. Fedora spoke to the media on Wednesday, saying "our game is under attack" and expressing a number of unpopular opinions, including the idea that football does not cause CTE. [snip] Fedora believes that rule changes involving the physicality of the game will make football "unrecognizable" within ten years.
  • Man who walked 20 miles to job gets CEO's personal car

    07/18/2018 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Channel 9 (WBMA) ^ | 7/16/18 | Patrick Thomas
    A young man who walked 20 miles to his job can now drive wherever he needs to go. Barely three days after starting a new job, the company's CEO hooked up Walter Carr with his very own Ford Escape.
  • Liberals ruin everything

    07/18/2018 4:25:15 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 7/19/2018 | Oshkalaboomboom
    So tonight I was at the annual festival Jazz en La Costa in Almunecar, Spain. It's a week long series of concerts that feature top names in jazz from around the world and I look forward to going to it every year. Tonight's band was Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers and Tom Kennedy. It was a great set until Mike started talking about a song he said Randy wrote called the Dipshit, named in honor of Donald Trump. Since Almunecar is a Spanish resort town most of the audience didn't know what he was talking about except for the...
  • Simon tells us about Suidlander radio config

    07/18/2018 3:43:47 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 4 replies
    Suidlanders ^ | 24 May 2018 | Simon Roche
    Suidlanders thanks the USA for radio equipment.
  • Survey: Military binge drinking drops, but this service stood out in a bad way

    07/18/2018 2:21:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 104 replies
    About one-third of the service personnel surveyed met the criteria indicating hazardous drinking and possible alcohol use disorder, with 30 percent reporting that they binge drank in the past month. Among Marines, that figure jumped to 42.6 percent. Binge drinking is defined as more than five drinks for men or more than four for women in one sitting, according to the report, issued by Rand and based on a survey that was conducted from late 2015 to early 2016. That rate was down from 33.1 percent in the previously reported survey from 2011, but it’s still high enough to cause...