HOUSTON (AP) — What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themselves.
The “We The People Will Build the Wall” campaign has surpassed $20 million since it was created in December by Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage. The campaign has received almost 350,000 donations even as wall opponents derided the effort and after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended with Congress refusing Trump’s demand for billions in wall funding. Continue reading “Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall”
Miami (AFP) – Road workers in Florida sent out to repair a sinkhole got a surprise this week when they discovered it was caused by a tunnel leading to a nearby bank.
The FBI posted pictures of the narrow underground tunnel leading to a branch of Chase Bank in Pembroke Pines, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Miami. Continue reading “Florida sinkhole leads to secret tunnel to bank”
FLORIDA — The governor of Florida has issued an executive order eliminating Common Core in Florida schools.
Common Core standards aim to set clear, consistent goals for what students should learn in certain subjects. Continue reading “Florida governor to issue executive order ending Common Core”
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There’s something creepy going on in Canada.
People have been complaining something’s been zapping the power out of their key fobs, draining their car batteries and triggering their alarms in a parking lot outside the Westview Co-op grocery store in Carstairs, a small town about 40 miles north of Calgary. Continue reading “Mystery power outage zaps electrical devices in Canadian co-op parking lot, stumping electricians, locals”
The Code of Appropriate Behaviour was adopted by Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee last year but some members are unhappy that failure to sign up could see them overlooked for key political appointments. Hans-Olaf Henkel, a member of the eurosceptic European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in Strasbourg, was enraged by the EU’s answer to the global #MeToo campaign, saying they did not need a code of conduct to know what was acceptable behaviour.
In a sarcastic group email to all MEPs he said: “Have you all become crazy? Continue reading “‘Are you all crazy?!’ German MEPs rage at ‘stupid’ new EU code ‘what a load of nonsense!’”
Big League Politics – by Tom Pappert
Public records reveal Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who endorsed infanticide as a form of abortion on Wednesday, received almost $2 million in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood.
Research reveals nearly $2 million in campaign contributions from the taxpayer funded pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood sent to Northam, who endorsed a bill that would allow new mothers to determine whether they wanted to keep a child after delivery, essentially legalizing infanticide. Continue reading “Governor Who Endorsed Infanticide Received $2 Million From Planned Parenthood”
Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, the Associated Press has learned.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food, some for more than 30 days. Detainees who reached the AP, along with a relative and an attorney representing hunger strikers, said nearly 30 detainees from India and Cuba have been refusing to eat, and some are now so weak they cannot stand up or talk. Continue reading “ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike”
The Office of The Child Advocate, established in 2018 as an independent agency to oversee the Division of Children, Youth and Families, issued its first annual report recently. Among its recommendations: The state should fund more DCYF staff to help relieve overloaded case workers – a problem that has long beset the agency. But OCA Director Moira O’Neill says the job of protecting children includes the broader community — though not all Granite Staters may realize they’re required by law to report suspicions of child neglect and abuse. Continue reading “N.H. Child Advocate: Not All Realize They’re Required To Report Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect”
Bangor Daily News – by Abigail Curtis
More than 20 years ago, Don Hanson of Green Acres Kennel Shop of Bangor took his golden retriever puppy, Tikken, to the veterinarian to get her mandatory rabies vaccine.
Tikken had a bad reaction to the vaccine, he said, and developed severe aggression and what in humans would be called obsessive compulsive disorder. Continue reading “The anti-vax movement seems to be spreading to Maine pet owners. That worries animal care experts.”
SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo
If you need a hammer for any reason, the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism policing unit will consider you a potential terrorist. They are also asking that anyone who sees someone doing something suspicious, like purchasing a hammer, to report it to the enforcers.
Buying a hammer is suspicious and is potentially an indicator of criminal activity according to the Tweet below posted by the U.K. Counter Terrorism Policing office. Continue reading “Totalitarianism: Buying A Hammer Now Makes You A Terrorist In The UK”
Free Thought Project – by Jack Burns
Tampa Bay, FL — Malcolm Curtis Tillman, a Tampa Bay school cop assigned to Booker T. Washington Elementary School, has been arrested and charged with sexual battery for blindfolding and then sexually assaulting a 6-year-old student in his care.
According to LEO Affairs, Tillman is a 22-year-old cop who reportedly believed the young girl was being sexually abused so he proceeded to investigate. Instead of interviewing the girl with a social worker present, or referring her to sex crimes detectives, Tillman reportedly took the small child to a so-called “game room” and sexually assaulted her. Continue reading “School Cop Arrested for Blindfolding and Brutally Raping 6-Year-Old Girl in a Classroom”
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared the end of his country’s war on drugs, saying that his government no longer considers the fight against narcotics a priority.
Obrador said during a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on Wednesday that Mexico would no longer prioritize using the army to capture cartel kingpins and would instead concentrate on ensuring public safety and reducing the number of murders. Continue reading “War on drugs no more a priority: Mexican president”
“THIS IS JACKBOOTS IN THE MORNING. THIS IS AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE THAT THEY WOULD ARREST SOMEBODY LIKE THIS.”—JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
The American Police State does not discriminate. Continue reading “Jackboots in the Morning: No One Is Spared From This American Nightmare”
ABC News 11
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A Fayetteville police officer was found dead just two days after a criminal complaint was filed against him regarding a crime against a child.
On Friday, the department said it received a complaint against the officer involving a young victim.
The Youth Services Unit and Internal Affairs Unit began an investigation and obtained arrest warrants later that day. Continue reading “Fayetteville officer found dead after investigation uncovers crimes against child”
Courthouse News – AP
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.
A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, deliberated less than two hours before delivering the award to the Republican lawmaker who had been attacked while doing yard work at his Kentucky home. Continue reading “Rand Paul Awarded More than $580K in Attack by Neighbor”
New York Times – by Jack Nicas
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite a trade war between the United States and China and past admonishments from President Trump “to start building their damn computers and things in this country,” Apple is unlikely to bring its manufacturing closer to home.
A tiny screw illustrates why.
In 2012, Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, went on prime-time television to announce that Apple would make a Mac computer in the United States. It would be the first Apple product in years to be manufactured by American workers, and the top-of-the-line Mac Pro would come with an unusual inscription: “Assembled in USA.”
Continue reading “A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’”