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Live updates: 150 people missing
as death toll rises to 13 in Wine Country fires

San Francisco Chronicle, by Jenna Lyons*

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/10/2017 2:37:50 PM

Latest developments in the North Bay fires: 11:17 a.m. Authorities seek suspicious person in small San Rafael vegetation fire: A man was seen running from the scene of a vegetation fire that broke out Tuesday morning in San Rafael, according to the city fire department. The fire burned less than an acre and was quickly contained. Fire officials ask that anyone with information on the man call 911. 11 a.m. Nearly half of downed cell sites restored: Seventy-seven cell sites were down from loss of power or fire damage, and 35 are running again, according to State Senator Mike McGuire. Tens of

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Posted By: PageTurner- 11/8/2017 1:00:13     Post Reply
Want to see what it looks like inside the head of a Trump Derangement Syndrome victim? Look no further than Nation magazine stalwart Katha Pollitt´s unhinged diary of her inability to accept reality. It´s actually an amazing specimen of the phenomenon, written in her safe space of the New York Review of Books´ daily blog section, where she is likely sure no conservative treads. Here, she found herself free to let it all hang out, spewing all the hate she feels toward anyone who is not...exactly like her in the matter of politics. Hate. It´s all about hate. And she admits it´s

   

 

    
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New York Review of Books, by Katha Pollitt    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/7/2017 3:05:59     Post Reply
The other day, a friend of mine, a liberal Democrat, said that he had to admit his life hadn’t changed since Trump was elected. Well, I said, It’s only been eight months. Give him time! What I wanted to say was, How nice for you. Tell it to that undocumented teenage girl who was blocked for a month from getting an abortion while held in a Texas detention center. Tell it to the Muslim family that a Connecticut neighbor of mine saw a white guy shouting at in the Big Y supermarket parking lot: Go back to your own country! Tell

The left´s vaunted trial lawyer, David
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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/7/2017 3:03:46     Post Reply
David Boies, the left-wing lawyer famous for taking on Al Gore´s hanging chad Florida election disputes in 2000, turns out to have been the facilitator of an army of private investigators who tracked actresses making sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood studio big Harvey Weinstein and the reporters reporting it. That would be the same David Boies who defended Michael Moore for his illegal Cuba-junketeering in the making of the movie Sicko, a phony Potemkin-village account describing the glories of Castrocare, and the same David Boies who defended CBS after its disgusting smear job on General William Westmoreland, who sued. A

How to get labeled a Putin stooge
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/6/2017 9:55:59     Post Reply
Democrats in the tank with Hillary Clinton are calling former acting Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile a Putin stooge for the great crime of .... observing the obvious about Hillary Clinton´s health. Brazile triggered this bunch by writing in her memoirs that she came close to replacing Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president after Clinton collapsed on the campaign trail at a 9/11 commemoration in New York. The tweet cites a recent statement from Hillary´s campaign supporters, in "An Open Letter from HILLARY FOR AMERICA 2016 team" that debunked Brazile´s new book about all the disorder in the failed Hillary

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As one reads the wretched news of how Hillary Clinton came to take over the Democratic Party and snatch the nomination from rival Bernie Sanders, in the memoirs of former DNC acting chair Donna Brazile, it´s striking how the central persuading dynamic of it is money. As Fox News´ Greg Jarrett explained: According to Brazile, the DNC went broke under the leadership of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This dire circumstance presented a perfect scenario for Clinton to seize command of the party apparatus by paying off its debt of roughly $20 million dollars. But in exchange, the DNC executed a

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Posted By: PageTurner- 11/5/2017 1:33:52     Post Reply
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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/4/2017 6:55:36     Post Reply
Most people, when they run out of arguments, just shut up. Much of the left, however, moves on to attacking the person. For being the person. Getting personal. Bullying. So now we have a couple of left-wing male columnists from big self-important newspapers – the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times – attacking Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House employee, for things she can´t do anything about. The New York Times´ Frank Bruni shames Sanders for her Southern accent: Besides, she´s serving a function other than communication, which turns out not to be her forte. (To listen to her pronounce "priorities" is

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Posted By: PageTurner- 11/1/2017 6:30:36     Post Reply
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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/31/2017 2:57:55     Post Reply
Got a spare $10 million? Then you too can reverse the votes of 62 million Americans, all by using your money. That´s the spectacle we are seeing with these unprecedented Tom Steyer television ads, calling on Americans to sign his petition to impeach President Trump. Who knows how many times the sound has been turned down across the 50 states that can´t otherwise get out of hearing this when he comes on? Steyer´s also planning to spend millions on digital media, and already his ads are turning up on Skype. Every night we hear these ads, a sound-bite fest of phony

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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/30/2017 10:47:19     Post Reply
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Posted By: PageTurner- 10/29/2017 5:28:24     Post Reply
LOMA LINDA, Calif. — “This is your life,” the doctor said. “You’re a quadriplegic.” When she heard the news, Kim Gervais broke down. The tears rolled out, and her daughter clasped her mother’s head, overcome by her own inability to help. Then came Ms. Gervais’s trip home to Southern California. And here she was, three weeks after the shooting, strapped into a wheelchair at a rehabilitation clinic, toughing it out with a physical therapist and straining to drink from a sippy cup as her toddler grandchildren looked on. This is the road after Las Vegas, after a high-stakes gambler named Stephen Paddock hauled

   

 

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COX´S BAZAR, Bangladesh: A young Rohingya man hacked to death a Bangladeshi man on Saturday (Oct 28), police said, amid growing tensions in southeastern Bangladesh which has seen a massive influx of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. Police said the attack by the Rohingya man was linked to a family dispute. It is the latest of a string of crimes in the area which have alarmed local authorities. "We´ve stepped up security after these incidents," deputy chief of Cox´s



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