WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the imminent release of blueprints for 3-D printed guns, hours before they were set to hit the internet, after several states sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect.
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington, said the blueprints’ publication could cause irreparable harm to U.S. citizens. The decision blocked a settlement President Donald Trump’s administration had reached with the Texas-based company, which planned to put files online on Wednesday. Continue reading “U.S. judge halts release of blueprints for 3-D printed guns”
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of Los Angeles ruled on Monday that a Texas detention center for unaccompanied migrant children and those forcibly separated from their families by the Trump administration must stop administering psychotropic drugs without parental consent.
“A federal court has now confirmed what we already knew: Children are suffering abusive treatment and cruel and inhumane conditions in government detention centers,” responded Jess Morales Rocketto of Families Belong Together, a coalition of groups opposing the administration’s family separation policy. “Children belong with their families, not scared, alone, and subject to abuse in prison-like conditions.” Continue reading “Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Drugging Immigrant Children”
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government regained control of the frontier with the Golan Heights for the first time in seven years on Monday, after Islamic State-linked militants gave up their last pocket of territory in the area.
The breakthrough against the militants, reported by state media and an opposition-linked war monitoring group, capped a six-week-long campaign to retake the southwest corner of the country. Continue reading “Assad Regime Regains Control of Territory Near Golan Heights”
Richard Black, a decorated Aurora, Colorado Vietnam veteran and grandfather known for carefully tending to his home garden and watching out for neighbors, was identified as the homeowner who was fatally shot by police after he shot and killed an intruder who had invaded his own home.
The tragedy occurred on July 30, 2018, a Monday, and took the life of Black, 73, a retired government worker who was just trying to protect his family from an armed intruder who was trying to strangle his grandson, according to Patch. Protecting others appears to be in character for Black, who was also known for helping out his neighbors and who was honored with the Bronze Star for his valor in Vietnam. Richard Black was known to neighbors as “Gary.” Continue reading “Richard Black: Tribute to Aurora Homeowner Shot by Police”
Smokers at public housing across the country won’t be able to light up in and near their homes after Tuesday.
In November 2016, HUD announced a rule requiring all federally owned public housing to become smoke-free by July 30, 2018. Smokers will still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. Continue reading “Public smoking ban in, near public housing starts Tuesday”
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper. Continue reading “Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda”
While glowing presidential proclamations about US GDP growth last week did nothing to prevent the stock market from rushing headlong over the cusps of a FAANG stock ledge, the market is taking a breather today. So, let’s take a breather and go back and look at why that GDP report had no bite.
Quite simply, I think stock investors looked at the surfacing of real problems in their favorite FAANG stocks and, so, failed this time to find any fun in the frivolous fiction of government factoids. GDP reportage has been fake for years, and it is no less fake under Trump than under any other president. Fake is where you find it. You can find it as much on Fox as on CNN. Continue reading “Fabulously Fake Facts – “G” in GDP Stands for “Gullibility””
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Founded in the 1940s, Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington, is a drive-through wildlife exhibit with over 200 animals living in vast open spaces. Continue reading “A brown bear who waves at people”
Aurora, CO — When an armed intruder broke into a family’s home early Monday morning, and reportedly began harming a juvenile inside, the homeowner did what he was supposed to do. He armed himself, called 911, and defended his home—and he was successful. However, after he’d successfully fended off the home invader—by killing him—police then showed up and killed the innocent homeowner.
According to police, they received a call from the homeowner notifying them that a man had broken into the home. When officers arrived, the scene was chaotic, according to police. Continue reading “After Armed Homeowner Defends Family from Home Invader, Cops Show Up and Kill Him”
World-renowned author and lecturer Noam Chomsky pointed out in a recent interview that Israel has actually had far more influence in the United States political system than Russia ever has, in the wake of mass media hysteria about alleged “collusion” in the 2016 election.
In an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Chomsky said: Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: Russian Interference Isn’t Influencing US Elections—But Israel Definitely Is”
MCALLEN, Texas — The men who are believed to have carried out a jewelry store robbery at a popular Texas border city shopping mall that was mistaken by locals for an active shooter situation were in the country illegally.
Seven men identified as Mexican nationals went before a McAllen municipal judge on Monday. The judge formally charged them each with one count of aggravated robbery. The judge set their bond at $200,000. Some of the men received an additional charge for failure to identify. This charge brought an additional $10,000 to their bond. Continue reading “Failed Border City Mall Robbery Carried Out by 7 Illegal Aliens, Say Feds”
Remember the Trump rally in San Jose, California In June of 2016? It was a complete and total disgrace, not because it was a Trump rally, but because hordes intolerant liberals decided it was totally fine to assault people with whom they disagree politically. Punches were thrown, along with eggs, at Trump supporters because, well, they weren’t supporting Hillary Clinton. This is the Left. This is how they all are: intolerant, insufferable, condescending, unhinged, and violent. Wait—what about the San Jose police? Well, they totally lost control of the situation, leading to scores of anti-Trump protesters chasing down Trump supporters. It was mob rule. It’s behavior liberals desperately want in this country: a tyrannical mob beating up people they hate. It’s why the upcoming 2018 and 2020 elections are so critical, folks. We cannot let these despicable people win. Continue reading “Ninth Circuit: Trump Supporters Brutalized By Liberal Mob Can Still Sue San Jose Police Department”
Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Department of Justice’s creation of a “religious liberty task force” to “help the department fully implement our religious guidance.”
In a speech at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, Sessions said the goal of the task force will be protecting religious groups from persecution. Continue reading “Sessions announces new ‘religious liberty task force’”
President Trump appeared to voice his opposition to 3-D printed guns being sold to the public, in a tweet this morning, saying that he had already spoken to the National Rifle Association about the issue and that it did not appear to make much sense… Continue reading “Trump Comes Out Against 3-D Printed Guns”
THE JEWISH JOURNAL – Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Columbia University to remove anti-Zionist professors from campus.
The petition from #StopAntisemitism states that Columbia populated the university with professors that “well-documented histories of demonizing Israel and the Jewish people” and allows “these professors to freely spread their hateful propaganda without leaving any room for more balanced opinions.” Continue reading “Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Columbia to Remove Iranian And Palestinian Professors”