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Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers Player
To Stand For National Anthem [Video]

There has to be a medal for this.
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Trump´s travel ban is extended to people
from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

This is a big one. It starts today.
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If Hillary truly loves America,
she should support President Trump

Hillary, getting careless on the trail.
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In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors.
To buy food, they became prostitutes.

How socialism works.
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Clinton calls out Trump administration’s
response to Puerto Rico devastation

Please Hillary, land the plane. The ride is over.
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Anthony Weiner, Once a Congressman,
Faces Jail As a Sex Offender

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The Texas Card Shark Behind
New Documentary ‘Dealt’
Texas Monthly Magazine, by Andrew Roush    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/25/2017 5:58:43 PM     Post Reply
One of the world’s greatest card sharks, true to the old legend about sharks, never stops moving. Seated at a plush green-velvet half-moon card table on the second floor of his San Antonio home, Richard Turner keeps a deck twisting and shuffling in his hands as he describes his decades working to become perhaps the most respected living “card mechanic”—that is, someone who can cheat a card game with sleight of hand. For most of his life, he has practiced an average of fourteen hours a day to master the art of rigging games. He has a closet stuffed with

Anthony Weiner gets hard time
New York Post, by Kaja Whitehouse    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/25/2017 5:50:25 PM     Post Reply
It’s hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman broke down crying as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016. “This was a serious crime. It’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote said as the convicted sext fiend dropped his head into his hand and wept. After the courtroom cleared, Weiner sat crying in his chair with his lawyers patting him on the back. His mom also sat crying on the bench behind him, sitting next to Weiner’s brother Jason

Mainstream Media Scream: NBC guest calls
National Anthem ´white supremacist´
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 5:40:03 PM     Post Reply
This week´s Mainstream Media Scream features the Trump-inspired debate over the National Anthem and NFL players taking a knee to protest it. (Video) It came Sunday on Meet the Press during an exchange over President Trump´s comments between National Review editor Rich Lowry and Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson: Rich Lowry of National Review: "He´s not randomly attacking these players. He is attacking them because they´re kneeling during the national anthem. And the national anthem is not a white supremacist symbol. And the President has become-" Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press: "Some of the words of the

  


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Sanders Donor Clarifies She Doesn’t
Want DeVos to Be Raped, Just Tortured
Washington Free Beacon, by Cameron Cawthorne    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 5:10:17 PM     Post Reply
Rena Marrocco, a Democratic donor and delegate, over the weekend provided further insight into her Facebook post last week that said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos "deserves" to be the prisoner of a sadist, rapist character on HBO´s "Game of Thrones." Marrocco called DeVos "human pollution" in a Facebook post last Thursday, adding that she "deserves to be a prisoner of someone like Ramsay Bolton," the fictional "Game of Thrones" character known for raping and torturing women for sport, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Marrocco has served as secretary for the Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside (DEMCCO) in southern California. As

NY Restaurant Owner Stops Showing NFL
in Response to Players Disrespecting US
Flag and Military (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 4:57:21 PM     Post Reply
New York restaurant owner David McGraw, a former military memeber, vows to ban NFL games from his establishment in response to over 200 players disrespecting the US flag and military. David McGraw told reporters, “NFL will never be played at Palmetto Alehouse until all players pay respect to our flag and our country!!!” (FB post, Photo) FOX Carolina reported: A local restaurant owner says he’s taking a stand after recent friction between the NFL, its players and President Trump, over the national anthem. On Sunday, as NFL stars across the country took to one knee during the national anthem in

Iran´s supposed missile launch
was fake, US officials say
Fox News, by Lucas Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/25/2017 4:48:46 PM     Post Reply
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian state television released video footage Friday claiming to show the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile, a few hours after it was displayed during a military parade in Tehran.But it turns out Iran never fired a ballistic missile, sources say.The video released by the Iranians was more than seven months old – dating back to a failed launch in late January, which resulted in the missile exploding shortly after liftoff, according to two U.S. officials. President Trump had originally responded to the reported launch in a late-Saturday tweet, saying, “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable

Ben Roethlisberger Regrets Steelers Boycotting
Anthem; Trump Supports Fan Boos
The Hollywood Reporter, by Ryan Parker    Original Article
Posted By: Pros7767- 9/25/2017 4:48:22 PM     Post Reply
Ben Roethlisberger: I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest," the Super Bowl-winning QB says. Ben Roethlisberger on Monday afternoon released a statement saying he regretted his Pittsburgh Steelers boycotting the national anthem on Sunday. The NFL team was the first of three to not come out for the pre-game ritual. "I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday," the Super Bowl-winning QB said in a statement. "The idea was to be

  


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Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico struggle
to connect with their families on U.S. mainland
Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/25/2017 4:44:44 PM     Post Reply
zens of people on a highway in Puerto Rico resorted to parking their cars and walking around, cellphones in hand, trying to get a connection, nearly a week after Hurricane Maria left much of the island incommunicado. “I’m trying to do web cam but it doesn’t work, so I’m trying to text,” said Estefanie Torres, 21, who had driven north from Ponce on the island’s south coast to try to call her husband, father and aunt in Philadelphia. “I have a lot to say.Families were frantically trying to reach relatives on and off the island, a U.S. territory. At least 16

James Harrison was surprised
Alejandro Villanueva did his own thing
NBC Sports, by Darin Gantt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/25/2017 3:56:51 PM     Post Reply
When Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva was an Army Ranger, he was expected to follow orders. The fact that he didn’t on Sunday came as a surprise to at least one teammate. Villanueva was the only Steeler to be seen during the national anthem yesterday, standing with his right hand over his heart while the rest of the team stayed in the locker room, in what coach Mike Tomlin described as a way to avoid being dragged into a political fight. In a look at the team’s decision-making process by Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com, there was a sense that the Steelers were

5 Problems With The NFL’s
National Anthem Protest
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/25/2017 3:55:54 PM     Post Reply
At a Friday rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump criticized football players who protest during the national anthem: Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ (Snip)Here are five reasons the NFL anthem protests are not going as well as the media would like to think. 1. Vague And Unclear Protest Goals One of the keys to a good protest is to have a clear goal. If the discussions on Sunday were any indication, nobody is entirely clear

Who Needs rules?? NFL Players
Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 9/25/2017 3:54:56 PM     Post Reply
The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It´s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested. The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which "provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges," the site says.

  


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Are NFL players required to
stand for the national anthem?
Cox Media Group, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 3:53:41 PM     Post Reply
After NFL teams or players stayed in the locker room, knelt, sat or linked arms during the national anthem before games Sunday, people want to know what the NFL rules say. Are the players required to stand on the field during the national anthem? What does the NFL rule book say? On social media, many people have been cutting and pasting the following excerpt: A62-63 of the NFL League Rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on

University of Missouri
enrollment hits new low
Washington Times, by Bradford Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/25/2017 3:34:48 PM     Post Reply
Enrollment at the University of Missouri continues to crater in the wake of the November 2015 race protests, with this year’s incoming class down 33 percent from the one two years ago. Official figures released by the school Wednesday put the freshman class at 4,134 ? up from the university’s initial estimate of 4,009. But enrollment is still down 546 from the fall of 2016 and 2,060 from the fall of 2015. Total enrollment is down nearly 13 percent since 2015. (Snip) “In hindsight the $1 million penalty associated with forfeiting the game against BYU would have paled in comparison to

Huma Abedin didn’t bother showing
up to Weiner’s sentencing
New York Post, by Kaja Whitehouse and Ruth Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/25/2017 3:21:21 PM     Post Reply
Huma Abedin is finally free of Anthony Weiner. The long-suffering former Hillary Clinton aide was a no-show at her sext-fiend husband’s sentencing Monday, leaving him to learn of his 21-month prison sentence alone. But Weiner’s soon-to-be ex-wife — and their 5-year-old son, Jordan — were still a presence in the federal courtroom, as he brought them up while making a last-ditch plea for probation. “Jordan has been my salvation. I always told myself if I get that one thing right, all else would be forgiven,” he said. “Your honor, I realize now that by not being honest about how I continued to knock myself

‘Pushed to my limit’: Stadium worker
quits after Bills protest anthem
New York Post, by Joshua Rhett Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/25/2017 3:17:01 PM     Post Reply
A stadium worker with nearly three decades of NFL games under his belt quit his job Sunday, saying he was “pushed” to the limit after several Buffalo Bills took a knee during the national anthem. Erich Nikischer said he’s putting the few good years and “a lot of the bad ones” at New Era Field behind him after several Bills took a knee before Sunday’s 26-16 win against the Broncos. (Snip) “I [cannot] work in a place where [multimillionaires] cry that they are oppressed.” The post has been shared more than 4,700 times since Sunday. The majority of comments seemingly approved

  


  

Protesters disrupt, delay Obamacare repeal hearing
Washington Times, by Tom Howell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 2:41:25 PM     Post Reply
Protesters upended the GOP’s sole hearing on a last-gasp Obamacare repeal right as the gavel fell Monday, forcing its Republican chairman to recess the session until he could get order. “No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!” the protesters chanted repeatedly. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, tried to restore order by banging the gavel but then waited for Capitol Police to break it up. “If you want a hearing, you better shut up,” Mr. Hatch said. Police could be seen on C-SPAN cameras rolling protesters in wheelchairs out into the hallway. Critics of the bill say millions

Obama-era Surveillance Timeline
SharylAttkisson.com, by Sharyl Attkisson    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 9/25/2017 2:19:16 PM     Post Reply
You can find many timelines that follow allegations of Russia tampering in the U.S. election and alleged involvement of Trump officials. But I couldn’t find any comprehensive timelines cross-referencing Obama-era surveillance of whistleblowers, journalists and other U.S. citizens with Russia surveillance allegations. So I built one. Please note: temporal proximity of events doesn’t necessarily imply a connection. January 21, 2009: President Obama takes office; pledges unprecedented transparency. April 2009: Someone leaks the unmasked name of Congresswoman Jane Harmon to the press. According to news reports, the Bush administration NSA incidentally recorded and saved Harmon’s phone conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists who were under investigation for

Protesters fill halls outside
ObamaCare repeal hearing
The Hill, by Peter Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 2:13:27 PM     Post Reply
Protesters filled the halls of a Senate office building Monday, waiting in a long, snaking line to get into a hearing room for the consideration of the GOP ObamaCare repeal bill. Some of those in line in the Dirksen Senate Office Building said they arrived at 5 a.m. to get a spot before the 2 p.m. hearing. The Senate Finance Committee´s hearing on Monday will be the only one on the last-ditch repeal effort from GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.). It comes just days before a potential vote. (Tweet)Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Protesters fill

In wake of President Trump´s harsh words, it´s
time for NFL owners to sign Colin Kaepernick
USA Today, by Josh Peters    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/25/2017 1:51:29 PM     Post Reply
CARSON, Calif. — It’s time for NFL owners to go beyond issuing statements and to make a statement: bring back quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Sunday, from an undisclosed location, Kaepernick retweeted on his Twitter account several images of NFL players wearing T-shirts that read #IMWITHKAP. NFL owners need to show they are as well. They finally can dispel theories that Kaepernick has been blackballed for refusing to stand for the national anthem last season, or, fearing a blacklash from fans, that they simply lack the courage to give him another chance. In May 2016, speaking at a campaign rally in Kentucky,

´My prognosis is very poor´: John McCain
reveals he´s in ´very, very serious´
condition as he continues his battle against
brain cancer
Daily Mail (UK), by Keith Griffith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 12:30:17 PM     Post Reply
John McCain revealed his doctors gave him a ´very poor prognosis´ when he first found out about the rare and aggressive brain cancer that he continues to battle. The Arizona senator said his doctors told him at the time that his condition was ´very, very serious´. ´So I just said, "I understand." Now we´re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived,´ McCain said during an interview on 60 Minutes, that aired Sunday night. McCain underwent surgery in July

  


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It´s the me, me, me show! ´Megyn Kelly
Today´ launches on NBC with dancing, tears
and a ´surprise´ appearance from her husband
a month after her prime time show failed
Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 12:18:52 PM     Post Reply
´Megyn Kelly Today´ made its debut on NBC Monday, after weeks of aggressive promotion from the network and new host, who appeared on a number of talk shows and made frequent appearances on ´Today´ in the lead up in the premiere. The host, wearing a pink pussy-bow blouse, welcomed her studio audience and spoke about her experience transitioning from the anchor of a prime time news program to her own early morning show. Megyn got emotional at one point as she poignantly spoke about her late father, and how she searched for a sign from him when trying to decide

GMA: Americans ´Completely Against Notion
Anthem Protests ´Aren´t About Race´
Newsbusters, by Kristine Marsh    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 11:55:48 AM     Post Reply
As they’ve done all weekend, ABC and NBC have been practically apoplectic over President Trump’s comments against the NFL anthem protests Friday and Saturday. After players responded Sunday to Trump’s comments by locking arms or kneeling during the National Anthem, many Americans took to social media to blast the league or their own teams for kneeling, which many see as disrespecting the flag and our country. But ABC didn’t seem to care what regular Americans felt about the protests; instead they invited NFL players, ESPN journalists and celebrities on Monday’s Good Morning America to blast Trump’s comments and defend the

´The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground’
New York Times, by Ronald S. Coddington    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/25/2017 11:48:50 AM     Post Reply
A fast-moving column of Union troops marched along a narrow stretch of beach in coastal South Carolina in the twilight of July 18, 1863. In the vanguard of the federal force was the 600-strong 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the first black regiment raised in the North. (Snip)At some point during the advance, the sergeant who carried the national colors, John W. Wall, became separated from his charge. According to a report published soon after the assault in The New York Herald: “He fell into a deep ditch, and called upon his guard to help him out. They could not stop for

‘Transparent’ Shows TV’s First
Transgender Full-Frontal Nude Scene
Daily Beast, by Kevin Fallon    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/25/2017 11:22:41 AM     Post Reply
Before Season 4 of Transparent started production, transgender actress Alexandra Billings, who plays Maura’s friend and mentor Davina on the series, walked into the writer’s room to pitch. She said she wanted to be naked. That, of course, is a crude simplification of the process. Billings’ friend and Transparent co-star Trace Lysette suggested that the two of them talk to the show’s writers about their lives and experiences as transgender women, with the hope that they might incorporate them, and therefore a broader reflection of the varied transgender experience, into the show’s storylines. “And I asked for this specifically,” Billings says, talking

Breaking: Democrat Anthony Weiner Gets
21 Month Prison Sentence for Texting Teen
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 11:12:59 AM     Post Reply
Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months today for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. (Photo) The AP reported last week that federal prosecutors are looking to sentence Weiner for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not “merely a ‘sexting’ case.. The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger… transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and

Evil Klingons Modeled After President
Trump on ´Star Trek: Discovery´
NewsBusters, by Callista Ring    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 11:05:22 AM     Post Reply
Liberals are celebrating the links they see between the antagonists of the new Star Trek and what they believe to be the ideologies of President Trump and his supporters. The “connections” aren’t difficult to find, as co-executive producer Aaron Harberts told Rolling Stone that the “Trump phenomenon” was “front and center in our minds” in creating the new series. In Sunday’s two premiere episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, a Klingon, T’Kuvma, tries to unify the Klingons against Starfleet’s mission for multiculturalism. To sum it up, he believes in isolationism and racial purity…and taking over the world.

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