News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 30 08 2017 04:08:28 GMT Sun, 30 08 2017 04:08:28 GMT Knife crime up 14% because gang warfare is becoming ´embedded in our culture´ Sun, 30 03 2017 04:03:07 GMT ba98694de9745d45f265df55464b08e6ffa4d74d Telegraph [UK], by Peter Walker Posted By: Ribicon- Sun, 30 03 2017 04:03:07 GMT Violent gangs are now "embedded" in our culture, experts have warned after six people were stabbed to death in the capital in seven days. The comments come after figures released this week show knife crime increased by 14 per cent year on year in 2016 to levels not seen since 2011. The debate surrounding knife crime was thrown again into the spotlight after six people aged between 17 and 48 were killed in London between April 22 and Friday afternoon, with at least one believed to be gang related. (Snip) Most noticeable however is the leap from 28,427 knife offences to 32,448. Michelle Obama´s healthy school meals ´are set to be Scrapped by Trump´s agriculture secretary next week after years of student complaints´ Sun, 30 19 2017 03:19:53 GMT 85569d4a920adf786e1a4c20932aaace85990534 Daily Mail (UK), by Emily Crane Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 19 2017 03:19:53 GMT Michelle Obama´s healthy school lunches could be on the chopping block with the Trump administration expected to announce new measures as early as Monday to ease the program´s regulations. The US Department of Agriculture announced on Friday that its secretary Sonny Perdue is set to introduce new standards that will give schools more flexibility in relation to the National School Lunch Program. It is not yet clear how the rules will change school lunches or the regulations. (Photo) The announcement will take place at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, where Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R'Kan.) will eat Two'thirds of White House reporters calls Donald Trump the most anti'media president ever: Report Sun, 30 11 2017 03:11:46 GMT f35ac64f9d8d289caae65bb922b55238624ce192 Washington Times, by Andrew Blake Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 11 2017 03:11:46 GMT A majority of White House reporters believe President Trump has already established himself as the most openly anti'media president in U.S. history, according to a report from Politico. Published on Mr. Trump’s 100th day in office, the report released Saturday indicates White House journalists overwhelmingly agree the current administration is the worst ever with respect to its interactions with the press. Sixty'eight percent of respondents answered “true” when asked recently if Mr. Trump is the most openly anti'press president in history, Politico reported; about one'third, or 32 percent, responded “false.” What’s more, three'in'four reporters described the president’s frequent attacks against Polk deputies: Boy, 13, dies after drunk former cop plows into five kids at school bus stop Sun, 30 08 2017 03:08:38 GMT 483b03c368e6357d41dfdb4732959d552db475f8 Tampa Bay Times, by Tony Marrero Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 30 08 2017 03:08:38 GMT Jonathan "J.J." Quintana´s daughter called him after she stepped off the school bus Thursday, just like she always does, to let him know she was walking home. Then she started screaming. "Dad, dad, help me!" said Quintana, a deputy with the Polk County Sheriff´s Office. Quintana sprinted barefoot a few blocks to the bus stop on Allegheny Road in Poinciana and saw children and backpacks scattered along the roadside. His daughter was okay, but she said a black car had hit the other kids and kept going. Minutes later, Quintana caught up with the driver on Poinciana Parkway after the driver crashed into another POTUS Slams White House Correspondents’ Dinner: They Are Gathered Together Without the President (Video) Sun, 30 57 2017 02:57:58 GMT fcc666124a903b30879cb0905bd348b96f0c1799 Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 57 2017 02:57:58 GMT President Trump skipped the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in D.C. tonight and held a rally in Pennsylvania instead. He ripped the media and expressed how happy he was to be 100 miles away from the swamp. President Trump held a 100 day rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He ripped the media elite attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “I could not be more thrilled to be 100 miles away from the Washington swamp’. VIDEO: Russia´s Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria: agencies Sun, 30 27 2017 02:27:58 GMT 460410c2e0cbb5682a707ddef561eaaabf5b873b Reuters, by Andrey Ostroukh Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 30 27 2017 02:27:58 GMT Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported. Russian authorities reiterate periodically that they stand ready to renew cooperation with Washington on Syria and, more globally, on fighting terrorism. Relations between the two countries, however, are seen reaching another low after U.S. fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow´s ally for its suspected use of poison gas earlier in April. Russia condemned the U.S. action. Lavrov´s deputy Mikhail Bogdanov also said on Saturday that Russian authorities hope that Syrian armed opposition will China “Unexpectedly” Returns U.S. Citizen Just Days After Conviction for Espionage… Sun, 30 13 2017 02:13:23 GMT 9edb136d1a70a15f0fe254957ba505b4b3a1e5bd Conservative Tree House, by Sundance Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 13 2017 02:13:23 GMT Chinese government officials returned a Texas businesswoman, Ms. Phan'Gillis, to the United States just days after convicting her of espionage charges: (Photos) WASHINGTON – […] Phan'Gillis was arrested in 2015 on charges of having spied for the United States in 1996. The Obama administration and United Nations condemned the arrest as a case of “arbitrary detention,” but Chinese authorities proceeded with a case against her that culminated in her receiving a three'and'a'half'year prison sentence on Tuesday. Within days, however, she was returned unexpectedly home — deported, rather than being required to serve her sentence.[…] “Consular officers most recently met with Trump revisits ´The Snake´ poem at Pennsylvania rally Sun, 30 06 2017 02:06:59 GMT a548200d2abc1ec834a62fac4911b7315305c1f3 Washington Examiner, by Philip Wegmann Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 06 2017 02:06:59 GMT President Trump treated his supporters to a dramatic poetry reading Saturday night, delivering Al Wilson´s ballad, "the Snake," at a Harrisburg, Pa., rally to commemorate his first 100 days in office. During the campaign, Trump regularly recited the poem as a cautionary tale against allowing Syrian refugees to take advantage of American generosity. The 569'word sonnet revolves around "a vicious snake" who repays "a tender woman" for her kindness with a vicious bite." Read it below. (Video) "The Snake" by Al Wilson (1968): On her way to work one morning, Down the path along side the lake, A tender hearted Trump has galvanized activists on the left. Can they stay energized? Sun, 30 26 2017 01:26:17 GMT 43246c28d67d74d22c1122f2a8147b3c4ae50820 Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 30 26 2017 01:26:17 GMT VIRGINIA BEACH — The room was full of strangers, but they had a common purpose. The retired pastors who cut their teeth on the civil rights movement. The sociology professor from a local college. The grandmother of three who showed up despite having recently suffered a stroke. “We know the Democratic majority can win if we get people to the polls,” said a woman standing in front. “There’s a great number of Republicans who are sick to their stomachs as well,” said a 65'year'old retired consultant. “Don’t discount them.” “Frankly, there are a lot of people, Democrats, who are not Though life gives and takes, 85'year' old piano phenom never loses control Sun, 30 24 2017 01:24:07 GMT 7498632e699b8f8329ac4d2bd024d08fce5bedcf Tampa Bay Times, by Andrew Meacham Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 30 24 2017 01:24:07 GMT CLEARWATER — It´s Joseph Schwartz´s 85th birthday. On this weekday in April, he´s in the living room where a black Steinway takes up most of the space. Sounds bounce off the terrazzo floor, to a sliding glass door and small swimming pool on the other side. The floor amplifies every mutterance from Cookie and Mia, Bichon mixes studying the room from a cage, and every spoken word. Schwartz can only hear some of these sounds, as he is partially deaf. Like the metric he´s spent a lifetime studying, the pianist has a precise idea, an "ideal distance," about where a Millennials owe a record amount of debt, and it could become a huge drag on the economy Sun, 30 08 2017 01:08:49 GMT 282133d18666a376b97f37c1cd335f528cf9baff Business Insider, by Raul Hernandez Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 30 08 2017 01:08:49 GMT US consumer debt is approaching a record 20% of GDP, and millennials owe most of it. Millennials — 21 to 34'year'olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country´s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and auto loans outweigh a drop in mortgages. And all that rising debt is coming with rising default risks. A UBS evidence lab survey found that 52% of people worried about defaulting on any loan over the next 12 months were in the 21 to 34 age group. That´s not good news considering those same individuals are meant to be the largest source 100 days then and now Sun, 30 20 2017 12:20:19 GMT 9b0f597519295de58c135a0753f9bfb33c56d8db PowerLine, by Scott Johnson Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 30 20 2017 12:20:19 GMT USA Today rounded up a panel of observers to grade President Trump on his first 100 days in office. It’s a tough crowd. Five of the 10 contributors award Trump a D or lower. Glenn Reynolds stands out in the crowd. Glenn teaches law, presides over InstaPundit and writes a regular column for USA Today. He awards Trump an A+. Grade inflation has nothing to do with it. His case is inarguable: "A+ Not Hillary: President Trump was elected in no small part because he was not Hillary Clinton, and he’s done an A+ job of not being Hillary Clinton during UN Interference with Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare Sat, 29 04 2017 11:04:05 GMT 8bef1cb3cfe88eb233125958e97ed593f6e99e67 Front Page, by Joseph Klein Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 04 2017 11:04:05 GMT The United Nations is once again sticking its nose into the domestic affairs of the United States in violation of its own charter (Article 2, para. 7). The Washington Post has uncovered a transmittal letter dated February 2, 2017 from the UN Office of High Commissioner of Human Rights, forwarding to the then acting U.S. Secretary of State, Thomas Shannon, Jr., a complaint from one of the UN’s Special Rapporteurs about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. This Special Rapporteur “on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health,” Dainius Puras, Hollywood, DC come together for First Amendment'themed VIP party Sat, 29 01 2017 11:01:16 GMT 66dac406cd276f47fcb2b7dc8b8e4e3d768a829b The Hill, by Judy Kurtz Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 01 2017 11:01:16 GMT It was a collision of Hollywood and the nation’s capital on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, with one of Los Angeles’ biggest talent agencies and a news outlet teaming up to host a VIP'filled soiree in Washington. United Talent Agency and Mediaite’s Friday event at Fiola Mare restaurant in Washington — a fave of former President Obama and Michelle Obama — was billed as a “way to celebrate the First Amendment and excellence in journalism.” The packed bash — which blasted tunes such as D.J. Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” and the 2010 Cali You May Be Wrong about Billy Joel Sat, 29 40 2017 10:40:06 GMT 00b91d87b0839bd8612ec9fb2cf6a10a2fb1c805 National Review, by Kyle Smith Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 40 2017 10:40:06 GMT This is what happens at a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden: Thousands of gyrating white people from the suburbs have a wonderful time, and one or two frowning music critics (also white, also probably from the suburbs) grind their teeth, roll their eyes, and fill their notebooks with disdain. There isn’t a lot to argue about when it comes to music: Either you like it or you don’t. Try as you may, you probably won’t be able to change someone’s mind about whether he likes a song. Frustrated music writers tend instead to take lazy swings at other Review this Sat, 29 25 2017 10:25:30 GMT 21988a633306527c77e8222344d2d13eb99979f2 Power Line, by Scott Johnson Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 25 2017 10:25:30 GMT Hillary Clinton insisted on calling the FBI investigation into the private email system she established to conduct official business as Secretary of State a “security review.” She elaborated: “[T]here are lots of those that are conducted in our government all the time and you don’t hear about most of them.” Well, of course, as with all things Clintonian, the words are terms of art. It depends on the meaning of “security review.” For “security review” read “criminal investigation.” The FBI doesn’t do security reviews. But “criminal investigation” also needs to be understood in a Clintonian sense. When Judicial Watch announced NSA Halts Controversial Data Collection Program Sat, 29 25 2017 10:25:27 GMT 38bff7a06c1ec645f9c4bbf8e64074c21a0b60b0 PJ Media, by Debra Heine Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 25 2017 10:25:27 GMT In what is being called a "sudden and unexpected triumph" for privacy advocates, the U.S. National Security Agency on Friday announced that it will no longer collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who are mentioned by a foreign intelligence target. During the Obama years, warrantless surveillance programs vastly expanded, giving the government more power than ever to monitor American citizens '' including political opponents '' by collecting emails, texts, phone records, chats, locations, purchases, and other private information en masse. Under the new rule, only communication to and from those targets will be collected. Via Reuters: The Trump gets a load of hot air: Leonardo DiCaprio and thousands of green warriors brave 90F heat to march in DC and across America on the president´s 100th day in office Sat, 29 17 2017 10:17:29 GMT 76ed919190b6b1ab58400035dc1e94078f290b1b Daily Mail (UK), by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 17 2017 10:17:29 GMT Actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of climate change protesters in Washington DC to mark President Donald Trump´s 100th day in office. Large crowds gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue for the People´s Climate March, an event that saw about 300 coinciding protests around the country, according to organizers. The mercury rose to around 90F in DC, and protesters brought their own water bottles and sunscreen as they warned about the dangers of global warming. Holding signs that read ´There is no planet B´, and ´Make Earth Great Again´, the protesters say they´re objecting to the president´s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil The People’s Climate March–AKA Watermelons’ War on Capitalism–In Pictures Sat, 29 12 2017 10:12:49 GMT 320142c58d881f576f8c3eed2a43f253f3f6f397 Breitbart Big Government, by James Delingpole Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 12 2017 10:12:49 GMT Across the US, the usual suspects are taking to the streets to march in protest of the thing today they are pretending is called “climate change” – but which, if they were honest, they would call by his proper name: President Donald J. Trump. Make no mistake, these marches today are no more about global warming than last weekend’s were about defending science. They’re just an anti'Trump protest by the same people who in January this year were marching around dressed as vaginas, and who in Berkeley the last few weekends have been beating people up wearing facemasks. It’s no Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works Sat, 29 40 2017 09:40:23 GMT 43a1462794196484dce59391e71dca247244e55d Daily Wire, by James Barrett Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 40 2017 09:40:23 GMT According to a source close with the negotiations, "conservative fat cats" are talking very seriously about launching a rival to Fox News Network. The reports come amid continued internal turmoil within the solitary mainstream right'leaning news network, turmoil largely caused by external scrutiny over sexual harassment allegations directed at two high'profile figures and what appears to be a power shift at the top. Rumors about a new conservative network really revved up on Friday when Mediaite´s Rachel Stockman reported that a "well'placed source close to the proposal" told the outlet that "serious discussions are underway to create an alternative Disney star turned Green Beret shot himself dead because of ´something that happened´ while fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria Sat, 29 13 2017 09:13:49 GMT cd84168ea671eda4f6731e0f93cdea4901df44e2 Daily Mail (UK), by Anna Hopkins Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 13 2017 09:13:49 GMT Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, who was found dead this week after committing suicide, may have been troubled by his time with the Special Forces, his family said. The Miracle actor shot himself in the head in his car in Des Moines, Washington, on Monday. A coroner confirmed that the father'of'two intentionally took his own life. He left Hollywood in 2010 to join the US Army Special Forces, and became a decorated officer during his time there. During his most recent deployment, he was sent on Operation Inherent Resolve, with the mission of combating ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according Headed to President Trump´s rally? Here´s everything you need to know! Sat, 29 07 2017 09:07:15 GMT 2ff3c975d304bf5cb68fc626ff5071f4703a6e21 CBS 21 (Harrisburg,PA), by Kristin Mazur Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 07 2017 09:07:15 GMT Thousands are expected to turn out to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Saturday for President Donald´s Trump´s visit. Event Details' SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017, 7:30 PM' President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, and the rally starts at 7:30pm EST. What can I bring inside with me? If you plan on coming to the rally take note of the following items you can not bring inside with you: 'posters 'banners 'signs 'tripods 'cameras with the a detachable lens 'GoPros Marine Le Pen selects Nicolas Dupont' Aignan as potential prime minister Sat, 29 50 2017 08:50:00 GMT 43fd6a8c55534830c21bc2b9f532bd4048293ec5 United Press International, by Daniel Uria Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 50 2017 08:50:00 GMT April 29 '' French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would name first round candidate Nicolas Dupont'Aignan prime minister if elected. The far'right National Front candidate Le Pen aligned Dupont'Aignan, the 56'year'old Stand Up France party candidate who recieved 4.7 percent of the vote in the first round of the election, in an apparent bid to win over his voters in hopes of beating favorite Emmanuel Macron. Dupont'Aignan, a conservative who considers himself a "Gaullist" after French Gen. Charles de Gaulle, placed sixth out of 11 candidates in the first round of the election on a platform centered around Bengals deserve everything they get with Mixon Sat, 29 44 2017 08:44:21 GMT 8db58c8ad3836c946730f1496df785ed606f9155 Cincinnati Enquirer, by Paul Daugherty Posted By: DaddyO- Sat, 29 44 2017 08:44:21 GMT Every so often in this business, we cling to the notion that character matters in professional sports. It keeps us from losing our minds. There has to be a suggestion of nobility in our games. Something that uplifts and elevates. Something that makes us feel better for having been there. These players are “our guys.’’ These teams are a big stitch in our local fabric. Especially in smaller cities where options for civic sporting pride are limited. How many years has Cincinnati been defined, in part, by the Big Red Machine? We like to think our sports teams represent who Pope Francis condemns fanaticism at open'air Mass as his Egypt visit draws to a close Sat, 29 41 2017 08:41:36 GMT 108b98723be1b1b5c7f9fc7c0be9f2f7ee8ffec2 New York Daily News, by Rich Schapiro Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 29 41 2017 08:41:36 GMT Pope Francis capped off his historic visit to Egypt with an open'air Mass attended by thousands of his followers from the country’s tiny Catholic community. The crowd cheered wildly and waived Holy See flags as Francis zoomed around the Cairo sports stadium in an open'topped golf cart before the start of the service. Helicopters buzzed overhead as Francis appeared before the crowd, a sign of the heavy security on hand to protect the Pope. It came as little surprise that Francis, renowned for his common'man touch, chose to ditch the bullet'proof “popemobile” in order to better interact with his flock. Obama to deliver speech in Chicago on Wednesday Sat, 29 03 2017 07:03:11 GMT 1391ac4b6e1a2ccd1930c18c2ef2dad727ae0763 Chicago Sun'Times (IL), by Lynn Sweet Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 29 03 2017 07:03:11 GMT WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago, the Sun'Times has learned, to deliver a speech Wednesday night to the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, where he will reflect on his two terms and his Obama Presidential Center. This comes days after Obama’s visit last Monday to his adopted hometown. According to an invitation obtained by the Chicago Sun'Times, Obama plans to “share his thoughts and vision for the Obama Presidential Center as well as some reflections on his administration.” The dinner will take place at The Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren. Obama’s tentative