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  • Twin Peaks shootout cost has run into seven figures and state, has little to show for it’s effort.

    09/23/2018 5:53:09 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Harley Liberty ^ | 9/23/2018 | Insane Throttle
    The total cost of the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout has run into the solid seven figures and the state, at least so far, has little to show for its effort, all the while realizing the final cost is not yet calculated for the defendants and in some cases may never be. McLennan County reports $1,317,835.96 in total identifiable costs related to Twin Peaks. Francis Bartlett, CPA, first assistant county auditor in McLennan County, said the county has received $914,058.07 in the form of grant reimbursements from various sources, leaving a net cost to date of $403,777.89. That figure does...
  • Casie Gotro say it’s not true! (Waco)

    09/19/2018 5:36:32 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Harley Liberty ^ | 9/19/2018 | Insane Throttle
    Law license of former Twin Peaks attorney temporarily suspended Attorney Casie L. Gotro, of Houston, who was honored in June by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for her representation of a biker charged in the deadly May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout hasn’t been eligible to practice law in the state since Sept, 1, the State Bar of Texas confirmed Tuesday. Gotro’s dues, which were due on June 1, have not been paid, a State Bar spokesperson said Tuesday. She was given a three-month grace period in which to pay and was sent several notices, but the State Bar did...
  • Obama repeatedly stutters, talks about himself 79 times while campaigning for candidates

    09/16/2018 12:14:41 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    There were times during a Thursday rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people. There were other times he could barely talk at all. During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him. Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
  • Why Some Women Are Getting Tattoos Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Face

    09/15/2018 12:34:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | April 27, 2018 | Natalie Gontcharova
    The documentary film RBG, in theaters May 4, portrays Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a hard-nosed workaholic with more than a few wins for women's rights under her jabot. But it also highlights, rather pointedly, her influence on The Youths. In several scenes, fawning would-be attorneys run up to her to ask for her autograph or take a selfie. The adoration has extended to pop culture, and the film makes a mountain out of things the sober Supreme Court Justice hasn't historically paid a whole lot of attention to: memes (obviously, Notorious RBG), SNL, and most certainly not tattoos. While flattered...
  • The Sun of a Beach Mouse

    09/11/2018 7:15:16 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 7 replies
    Sept 11, 2018 | Street Lawyer
    The Sun of a Beach Mouse If you own a house on the beach on Perdido Key you just got screwed to the wall by Escambia County in sunny Florida, sometimes referred to as LA (Lower Alabama). It’s a shame how the liberals have begun to pollute a once conservative enclave in Sunny Florida. Escambia County is proposing a non-ad valorem (NAV) levy on the rich residents of Perdido Key for the protection of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse. It’s basically a soak the rich levy and it’s illegal. They could use tax revenue but in Florida local governments have...
  • Cleric predicts Trump’s untimely exit from office

    09/10/2018 9:18:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Guardian of Nigeria ^ | September 11, 2018 | Chris Irekamba
    Founder of Ambassadors Mission International Incorporated in Aba, Abia State, Reverend Sylvester Nmanwoke, has predicted that President Donald Trump of the United States (U.S.) will not finish his first term in office. Nmanwoke, who is also President, Apostolic Faith Mission Shekinah International Incorporated (AFM), said America should expect some strange events like fire from the sky that would consume millions of its citizens. Speaking in Lagos at a World Press Conference tagged: President Donald Trump Will Not Finish His First Term, he stressed that Trump is a proud man, who is not born again. He also revealed that former President...
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • Graphic of Cory "Spartacus" Booker on the 2018 Political Battlefield: Captions Please

    09/08/2018 11:04:28 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 80 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/8/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    FReepers, please help me write an appropriate caption. Will post best caption on the final image. Click on image to see full screen
  • HE’S BACK! Obama refers to himself 102 times during 64-minute speech

    09/07/2018 5:40:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 7, 2018 | VICTOR SKINNER
    Former President Barack Obama visited The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Friday to accept the school’s ethics in government award, and to offer his take on “the state of our democracy.” And while Obama found plenty of time to denigrate Republicans for allegedly stoking fear during these “dangerous” and “extraordinary times,” he also dedicated a lot of his speech to patting himself on the back for everything from the improving economy to supposedly helping to heal the country’s racial divisions. All told, the former president referred to himself – I, My, Me – more than 102 times in about 64 minutes,...
  • Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

    09/07/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 7, 2018 | Rupert Neate and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
    Musk calls the Guardian the world’s ‘most insufferable newspaper’, as two senior executives quit Tesla as market value falls 6% Tesla shares crashed 6% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show. The company’s head of accounting, Dave Morton, and head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, said they were leaving the company, which has been placed at the centre of a string of controversies by its maverick CEO. Morton, who joined the company just one month ago, said he...
  • Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release

    09/06/2018 7:07:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 09.04.18 | Dawn Obrecht
    Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release Contact: Dawn Obrecht, 303-877-5310, dawnobrecht@gmail.com; www.yesihunt.net   ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A whole new world opened for a vegetarian ER doctor when she agreed to try hunting with the new love of her life. Jumping in with enthusiasm, Dawn Obrecht, MD found hunting to be a fulfilling and exciting life change that enhanced her relationships. From a vantage point of thirty years of successful hunts, she shares the gifts that hunting has brought into her life in a new release, Yes, I Hunt! One Woman's Hunting Adventures...
  • Bottle filled with MYSTERY LIQUID dating back to time of Jesus Christ discovered

    09/05/2018 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 83 replies
    Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 12:12, Wed, Sep 5, 2018 | Katie Harris
    A BOTTLE containing a mystery liquid dating back to the time of Jesus Christ has been hailed as a “unique” discovery after being unearthed in Russia. The 2,000-year-old artefact was uncovered on the site of the Phanagoria city, which was founded in the 6th century BC. The ancient city was the largest Greek settlement on the Taman peninsula in the present-day Krasnodar Krai region of Russia. The extraordinary object was discovered in the grave of a warrior in the Eastern Necropolis of the city. It is filled with a mystery liquid which has not been identified...........
  • "Planned" "Parenthood"

    09/05/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 8 replies
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    What an error naming it planned parenthood. Since when has Planned Parenthood ever decidedly made any woman using their services, a parent? When has Planned Parenthood ever provided any medical procedures to make someone, or keep someone, a parent/future parent? More accurately they are in the business of preventing parenthood. That should be their more accurate business name. Preventing Parenthood.
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the election...

    09/03/2018 7:26:37 PM PDT · by struggle · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/03/2018 | Dave Weigel
    Democratic activists, however, have piled into races where incumbents have not faced serious competition in a decade, if ever. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) are being challenged, respectively, by Muslim civil rights attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and video game designer Brianna Wu. Clarification: An earlier version of this story said that Brianna Wu is transgender. She identifies as a woman.
  • VANITY: About our presidents . . .

    09/02/2018 1:57:59 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Which two presidents were famous television celebrities?
  • Rep. Maxine Waters gives Wakanda salute at Franklin funeral

    08/31/2018 2:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Westman Journal ^ | August 31, 2018 | The Associated Press
    DETROIT — As far as one minister is concerned, it's Maxine Waters Forever! When Bishop Charles H. Ellis III of Greater Grace Temple assured Rep. Maxine Waters at the Aretha Franklin funeral that "We got your back!" he was repaid in full with the hands fisted, arms crossed "Wakanda Forever!" salute from the California congresswoman. The moment Friday came during a pause in the program at the Queen of Soul's homegoing, when Ellis recognized Waters in the audience and acknowledged how she has come under fire, apparently referring to President Trump's Twitter attacks on the Democrat....
  • Why Vancouver

    08/29/2018 5:45:22 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 44 replies
    It should not have gone down that way.
  • Trump and Bobby Fischer Discuss 3D Chess Strategy on Beating the Deep State (fake image)

    08/25/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/25/2018 | PoconoPundit
    Recently I was reminded of the Fischer vs. Spassky chess match my brothers and I watched on TV in 1972.  Actually there was no live broadcast, but commentators gave a running analysis as each move was made.  It turned out to be quite fun -- a pre-runner of Periscope -- four decades before social media took off. Does anybody out there remember this?! I explored photos of Fischer and Trump's 1970s publicity shots and wondered if I could create an imaginery meeting between the two.  This is the result. I read up about Fischer for this vanity and discovered...
  • The Assassin’s Cabinet: A Hollowed Out Book, Containing Cabinets Full of Poison Plants, Made in 1682

    08/23/2018 9:28:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    stored in the drawers, including Hyoscyamus Niger, which in medieval times "was often used in combination with other plants to a make ‘magic brews’ with psychoactive properties"; Aconitum Napellus, which in ancient Roman times "was a such a common poison of choice among murders and assassins that its cultivation was prohibited"; and Cicuta Virosa, which some have speculated "was the hemlock used by the ancient Greek Republic as the state poison but as it is a native of northern Europe this may not be true," but "is so toxic that a single bite into its root can be fatal" regardless.
  • Hindu ultra-nationalists say Trump can 'save mankind'

    08/20/2018 12:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sydney Morning Herald | June 13, 2018 | Matthew Clayfield
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/hindu-nationalists-say-trump-can-save-mankind-20180612-p4zkwn.html