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Son Volt’s "Union" Joins in the Anti-Trump Clamor
Post Date: 2019-10-23 15:48:01 by Deckard
It was almost 40 years ago that Jay Farrar started playing music with his brothers in their garage in southern Illinois. They called themselves The Plebes, and a friend of his from school, Jeff Tweedy, joined in early on. In 84, Farrars brother Dade left, Mike Heidorn joined, and The Plebes changed their name to The Primitives. By 1987, Wade Farrar (not to be confused with Dade) was gone too, and the now-three-piece band Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn changed their name again. Now, they were Uncle Tupelo their mascot, more or less, was a fat cartoon Elvis. And they were great. Its the cliché of all clichés in talking about ...
Texas: Jury Rules Against Dad Fighting 7-Year-Old Son’s Gender Transition
Post Date: 2019-10-22 21:11:07 by Deckard
A Texas jury has ruled against Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration by a gender transition. This means James mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will be able to continue transitioning him into Luna, and now has full authority to start him on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones. With a consensus of 11 of the 12 jurors, the jury decided not to grant Mr. Younger Sole Managing Conservatorship over his two twin boys, LifeSiteNews reported Monday. They voted that the current Joint Managing Conservatorship should be replaced by a Sole Managing ...
Trump defends Gabbard in Clinton spat, says she's no agent
Post Date: 2019-10-22 19:06:20 by Deckard
President Donald Trump is attacking Hillary Clinton for suggesting Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian agent.Trump says of Gabbard, "she's not a Russian agent." Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians" in a recent interview, saying she believes the Russians have "got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate." Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Monday, Trump says Clinton and other Democrats claim everyone opposed to them is a Russian agent. He adds: "These people are sick." Trump says he thinks Clinton's attack ...
What if the Police Don’t Identify Themselves?
Post Date: 2019-10-22 19:02:25 by Deckard
Anyone who pays attention to cases involving police shootings, especially those that result in a fatality, has noticed that the narrative we first hear coming from the press soon changes. It is no different in the case of Atatiana Jefferson, who was gunned down through a closed window in her home on October 12, after a neighbor called police to report that her front door was ajar at 2AM. Fort Worth police showed up for a wellness check. They didnt bother knocking, instead deciding to pull their guns and lurk around the outside of the house with high-lumen flashlights. Officer Aaron Dean and his partner opened a gate to the backyard, entered, and noticed a silhouette in the ...
WATCH: SWAT Wakes Up Disoriented Homeless Man, Execute Him for Reaching for His Waistband
Post Date: 2019-10-22 18:56:03 by Deckard
Albuquerque, NM Graphic body camera footage was recently released from the Albuquerque police department showing a heavily militarized SWAT team surround a sleeping homeless man and then execute him. Police justified their execution by claiming that the homeless man reached for his waistband where he had a BB gun. Before the naysayers mention it, we know it is nearly impossible to decipher the difference between a BB gun and a real handgun. No one wants to wait until that gun is fired or pointed in their direction before finding out what it is. If anyone points a BB gun at another person who does not know it is a BB gun that person is 100 percent justified in defending ...
Post Date: 2019-10-22 18:42:39 by Deckard
Military MoneyOn Thursday, To the Stars Academy (TTSA) an alien and UFO research group founded by former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge announced that it had entered into a partnership with the U.S. Army.Now, new details on the partnership have emerged including that the Army is planning to spend at least $750,000 on the partnership.Square DealAs noted in a new Motherboard story, government document archivist John Greenewald has posted the entire Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between TTSA and the Army online.The document reveals that the partnership will expire in five years unless the parties choose to renew it, and the government will not directly pay ...
Officer Who Shot Atatiana Jefferson Wasn't Asked to Do Wellness Check Despite Neighbor's Request
Post Date: 2019-10-22 18:24:46 by Deckard
The Fort Worth officer who shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson likely relied on police training that overemphasized the risk to an officers life while ignoring basic patrol guidelines every cop learns, law enforcement experts said Monday.Jefferson, 28, was at her home in southeast Fort Worth when she was shot around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. She was up late playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when a neighbor concerned because Jeffersons door was open and the lights were on called a nonemergency police number.When officer Aaron Dean and his partner arrived, they went to the backyard. Dean shot Jefferson through a bedroom window. It appears they did not yell ...
Post Date: 2019-10-22 16:18:12 by Deckard
Heres a video of a traffic stop in Tempe, AZ that neatly synopsizes the problem with what is styled law enforcement in this country. Which is really: Kowtow to Our Authority. A man is pulled over for a trivial traffic violation. The driver was on his way to the hospital to visit his mother and using the car pool lane. He explains this to the armed government worker who pulled him over who treats the driver with contempt and derision, mocking his concern for his mother and thereby gratuitously angering the driver, escalating the situation. The AGW then mulcts the driver issues him a ticket rather than being a human being and ...
Post Date: 2019-10-22 16:12:56 by Deckard
If four-year-old Chevys, Fords or Toyotas were bricking going inert, not moving and needed thousands of dollars of repairs to get going moving again the people who owned them would demand a recall and other people would never buy a Chevy or a Ford or a Toyota, for the obvious reasons. The government might even get involved! But when it comes to electric cars, theres a sort of Stockholm Syndrome. No matter how outrageous the defect or inherent the flaw, EVs remain the object of doe-eyed reverence and limitless apologia. They can do no wrong. Or rather there is apparently no amount of wrong they can do that the people who own them arent ...
The IRS Admits it is Targeting the Poor Because it is “Easier and Cheaper” Than Auditing the Wealthy
Post Date: 2019-10-22 15:55:47 by Deckard
By Jenny Jayne The IRS has announced that its too expensive to audit the rich. Affluent taxpayers, the 1%, are too well protected from government intrusion. Their tax returns are complex and take more time and more experienced auditors to review them. The IRS then has to pay these more experienced auditors a higher price to audit those larger accounts. Its become an expensive hassle for them. They encounter resistance from the teams that the affluent have behind them to defend them from the IRS. So, what is their solution? Target the poor. It is easier and cheaper for the IRS to go after the working class. As if the struggling working class in this country ...
NBC News Thinks Getting Microchipped Sounds Super-Convenient
Post Date: 2019-10-22 15:52:15 by Deckard
by Daisy Luther Weve written numerous times before about the upcoming push for personal microchips on this website. Thousands of people in Sweden are voluntarily getting chipped. Daisy Luther wrote that many Americans wouldnt be far behind. And experts have claimed that one day in the not-too-distant future that everyone will be microchipped. And it looks like the push is on. A while back, Brandon Turbeville wrote about the UKs pro-microchipping coverage. And now, NBC News published a pro-microchipping video, gushing over the convenience of having your keys, your money, and your ID all placed in your hand in a device about the size ...
Is Sam Adams' New 28 Percent ABV Beer Legal in Your State?
Post Date: 2019-10-22 15:41:51 by Deckard
Remnants of Prohibition-era policies continue to frustrate brewers. Media Contact & Reprint Requests (Richard B. Levine/Newscom) Fifteen states don't want you to try Sam Adams' new "extreme" beer. In fact, they make it a crime to sell it.On October 15, Samuel Adams, the Boston-based brewing company, debuted this year's iteration of its Utopias "extreme beer." In addition to carrying the astronomical price tag of $210 dollars per 25.4-ounce bottle, Utopias has a substantial alcohol by volume (ABV) of 28 percent. That's about six times the ABV of an average beer, placing it well over the legal limitations that 15 states have imposed on ABV for a bottle ...
San Francisco Mint striking Enhanced Reverse Proof silver American Eagle
Post Date: 2019-10-22 13:41:25 by Hondo68
An Enhanced Reverse Proof 2019-S American Eagle silver dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint will be offered as a single-coin option by the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time Nov. 14. The coin will bear the same finish as the Enhanced Reverse Proof 2019-W American Eagle silver dollar included in the Pride of Two Nations set, a joint numismatic product between the U.S. Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Eagle silver dollar will be offered at $65.95 per coin. The product is being limited to a maximum issue of 30,000 coins, with a household ordering limit of one. The U.S. Mint had never before issued an American Eagle exhibiting an ...
Florida Cops Went to Absurd Lengths to Entrap Man Who Showed No Interest in Underage Sex
Post Date: 2019-10-21 21:56:40 by Deckard
Sarasota deputies violated best practices and ethical standards for sting operations. (Muhammad Annurmal | Dreamstime.com) How do you catch a predator in Sarasota, Florida? You create one.The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is going to "outrageous lengths" to make law-abiding lonely guys into sex offenders. That's according to Noah Pransky, a fearless journalist who has been covering Florida's addiction to entrapment for years.In September, SCSO arrested 23 men for allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex. Pransky's most recent piece in Florida Politics chronicles the elaborate back and forth between one of those men and a police officer pretending ...
‘I’ll Shoot You In The F—king Face’: Video Shows Cop Threaten to Murder 16yo Boy
Post Date: 2019-10-19 22:59:50 by Deckard
San Clemente, CA Orange Countys finest are in the news once more this week after one of their deputies was captured on video holding a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint while threatening to kill himspecifically noting that he would shoot him in the fking face. The cops actions have landed him on paid vacation, otherwise known as administrative leave. According to reports, the altercation happened Saturday night during a live music event inside a skate park. The deputy reportedly didnt want to hear the music anymore, so he walked over to the band and demanded that they stop playing. Surprisingly enough, the band stopped. However, not everyone was so ...
Cops Walk Up to Family’s Home Unannounced, Shoot Dad in the Back Through a Window
Post Date: 2019-10-19 22:54:58 by Deckard
Aurora, CO Just as news about the tragic murder of Atatiana Jefferson by a Fort Worth police officer, who shot her through the window, surfaced, another similar incident unfolded in Aurora, Colo. An Aurora police officer without saying anything shot a 22-year-old man in the back through a window in his own home. The man never even saw the cop until after hed been shot by him. Its crazy, said Denver criminal defense attorney Birk Baumgartner, who is representing Andy Huff, the man shot by police.They shot him through a window in the back. According to Baumgartner, police never announced themselves at Huffs home and ...
Cops Mistake Powdered Milk for Cocaine, Innocent Man Thrown in a Cage for Months
Post Date: 2019-10-19 22:35:50 by Deckard
Police incompetence coupled with the war on drugs is a dangerous mixture that all too often takes the lives of entirely innocent people and hurls them into turmoil and destruction. Not only does the war on drugs lay waste to the rights and lives of countless innocent people caught with substances deemed illegal by the state but many people who never possess these substances fall victim to drug warrior cops so hell bent on ruining lives that they will claim that powdered milk is cocaine. After being held in jail for weeks, Cody Gregg, 26, pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs on Oct. 8 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week. The only thing is Gregg never trafficked cocaine and was ...
Naked photo emerges of Congresswoman Kate Hill…
Post Date: 2019-10-19 20:19:02 by A K A Stone
Red State House Democrat Accused of Throuple Relationship with Female Staffer and Ex-Husband Then Reportedly Left Them for Another Campaign Worker Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a throuple relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep. Heslep and the staffer, according to text messages provided to RedState, believed the polyamorous arrangement to be a long-term, committed relationship. The trio took multiple ...
Man receives five-year prison sentence after repeated threats to Trump family
Post Date: 2019-10-19 20:05:27 by WWG1WWA
A judge has sentenced a Seattle man to five years in prison for repeatedly making threats against the President Trumps family, synagogues, and members of the media. Chase Bliss Colasurdo, 27, pleaded guilty in May to threatening to bomb synagogues and commit violence against media figures in southern California. Colasurdo also made online threats against Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trumps son, Donald Trump Jr. Colasurdo has a history of severe mental illness and paranoid delusions. He was sentenced for his crimes on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The case highlights the "frightening intersection of mental illness and weapons," U.S. ...
A nasty new telephone scam is sweeping across America
Post Date: 2019-10-18 06:27:49 by WWG1WWA
CHARLOTTE, NC Keeping up with the proliferation telephone scams these days is getting to be more challenging than dealing with robo-callers. The biggest difference is that you can hang up on the robo guy, mutter a few four letter (or longer) expletives and get on with your life. Not so if find yourself ensnared in a scam that takes considerable time, energy and money to resolve. Speaking of scams, theres a particularly nasty scam going around right now. This incredibly devious trick can fool even the most skeptical and alert of intended victims. Unless theyre very suspicious and very careful. As recently reported by Lifehacker, the latest telephone scam scam uses your ...
95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says
Post Date: 2019-10-18 06:11:22 by WWG1WWA
CNN: Toxic heavy metals damaging to your babys brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous study by the Food and Drug Organization that found one or more of the same metals in 33 of 39 types of ...
‘Push him off’: Insane Video Shows Cops Push Teen Off a Roof, Taser Him on the Ground
Post Date: 2019-10-18 03:03:22 by Deckard
Kissimmee, FL This week, a police officers body camera captured one of the most insane moves by a cop that we have reported here at TFTP. An officer pushed a teenager off of a roof. And, despite video evidence of the infraction, the officer was given less than a slap on the wrist for his behavior. Accused of stealing his girlfriends car, police showed up at the alleged thiefs home and attempted to get his side of the story. But instead of getting the boyfriends version of events, the man fled deeper into the house, and eventually accessing the roof from a second-story window. Come down
Youre going to get tased and youre going to fall. ...
NO JAIL for Cop Who Killed Elderly Librarian on Video During a Police Demo
Post Date: 2019-10-18 02:56:15 by Deckard
Punta Gorda, FL In August 2016, Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel gunned down 73-year-old Mary Knowlton in front of dozens of stunned onlookers, during a demonstration about police use of deadly force. More than six months passed while law enforcement conducted their investigation and it was announced in 2017 that Coel was being charged. However, thanks to a corrupt system, this cop will not be going to jail. In a landmark move, Punta Gordo Police Chief Tom Lewis, who adamantly defended his deadly negligent officer, was also charged. However, he was acquitted of his charge of culpable negligence earlier this year. Coel was charged with manslaughter, a first-degree felony and took a ...
Gunman Wearing Body Armor Arrested Outside Trump Dallas Rally….
Post Date: 2019-10-18 00:58:10 by WWG1WWA
Details are very light; however, an armed man wearing body armor was arrested shortly before President Trump arrived at the American Airlines arena in Dallas Texas. According to NBC5 Dallas: Dallas police arrested the man while he was wearing a helmet, a vest and a backpack. Officers confiscated a gun, a breathing mask and an aerosol can. The man, who has not been identified, was arrested near counter-protestors. (link) According to additional reporting the gunman was located with of a group of protesters against the U.S. withdrawal from Syria.
It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast... I'd do it again in a heartbeat
Post Date: 2019-10-17 14:42:19 by Willie Green
Amtrak is easily one of the slowest ways to travel from coast to coast, but I did it anyway.The journey was delayed by more than 24 hours thanks to a missed connection in Chicago.Still, the sights were so beautiful and the conversations with fellow passengers so enjoyable that I'd repeat the journey every time I travel, if I had the time. Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had ever seen before as I traveled through cities and towns of all sizes, across windswept plains, and through some of the most beautiful mountains imaginable. But stepping onto my first overnight Amtrak journey, I thought I was a seasoned veteran. Mere hours into the four-day journey, I ...
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