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  1. ABC News’ “The View” star Joy Behar didn’t realize House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. isn’t seeking re-election on Friday, and co-host Meghan McCain had to school her on the news, which led to a heated moment on the talk show. Behar was fired up when discussing Thursday’s congressional hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok, and she bashed GOP congressmen for being “afraid of losing their seats.” Gowdy, who announced in January that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, was among the most outspoken Republicans during the grilling of Strzok. “They’re afraid of losing their seats because they have to agree with Trump,” Behar said. “Trey Gowdy is stepping down, he’s not going to be in office anymore,” the show’s conservative host Meghan McCain said. “I wish he would step down,” Behar fired back, to which McCain yelled, “He is, you got your wish.” “Good,” Behar said as the audience cheered. “Oh, please with the clapping. He’s one of the good ones,” McCain said to the crowd. Behar then interrupted, “No, he’s not.” Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced earlier this year that he is not seeking re-election. McCain reiterated that Gowdy is a good guy as Behar tossed it to a commercial break. The fireworks on “The View” didn’t end with Behar’s gaffe. After the commercial break, McCain took exception to guest host Tara Setmayer referring to Trump’s supporters as a “cult.” “There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says, that don’t think for themselves,” Setmayer said. ”That is a cult.” McCain proclaimed she is not a Trump supporter but defends them anyway. The panel went on to bicker about whether or not Trump supporters should be labeled a “cult,” as McCain appeared furious. Behar reprimanded her co-hosts for talking over each other, threatening to go to commercial, before giving McCain the last word. “I have made the conscious choice, and I have more reason than anyone in here to dislike President Trump. I’m sorry but I’ve made the conscious choice to try and understand his voters,” McCain said. “I think when we sit here, in studios in Manhattan judging the middle of the country we make no waves whatsoever.”
  2. A man and his girlfriend were arrested in Louisiana on Tuesday after a 15-year-old boy escaped a home where police said he was hogtied, handcuffed and forced to wear shock collars. Thomas D. Wininger, 40, originally from Sylvester, Ga., and his girlfriend Desirae Tomcanin, 34, who is from Pennsylvania, were charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile and false imprisonment, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Officials said Wininger “brutally abused” his son, leaving facial injuries, belt marks and burns around his ankles from shock collars he was forced to wear. The abuse would sometimes last up to 12 hours a day, officials said. The teen escaped the Sulphur home Tuesday night after having his handcuffs removed for a bathroom break, officials said. He ran through the woods to a neighboring house, where the resident called police. The couple and the teen traveled from state to state as Wininger looked for work, police said. The boy was not enrolled in school, and had not attended one for a prolonged time. The teen was placed in state custody, police said. The couple was held at the Calcasieu Correctional Center. A bond has yet to be set.
  3. Former navy SEAL assisting in Thai soccer team rescue dies from lack of oxygen A former Thai navy SEAL assisting in the rescue efforts to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has died from lack of oxygen, authorities said. The volunteer rescuer died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters, SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference Friday morning. The soccer team entered the Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai province on June 23 with their 25-year-old soccer coach, just after practice had ended. The boys were taking part in some sort of "initiation” ritual, in which they would carve their names on the cave wall. Authorities are racing to pump water out of the cave as they weigh several rescue options, including having the boys scuba dive their way to freedom or leave the team where they are until the monsoon season ends and the water levels recede. Other potential options include scouring the mountainside for a backchannel into the cave, as well as finding faster ways to pump water from the cave.
  4. Teen attacked at Whataburger for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat SAN ANTONIO - Police are investigating after a teen says he was verbally attacked and assaulted at a Whataburger for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In the video, you can see a man throw a drink in 16-year-old Hunter Richard's face before leaving the restaurant with his hat. Hunter said some of his hair was pulled during the assault. "I support my President and if you don’t let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me," he said. Hunter was with his friends at the Whataburger off Nacogdoches and Thousand Oaks Tuesday night when it happened. They say the attack was unprovoked. "I didn’t think it was going to generate the amount like what people are doing, I was looking at the comments by some people and “ they are like this is uncalled for” and other people are like mixed opinions but I didn’t think it would blow up to what it is now," he said. A police report has been filed.
  5. Thai rescuers are racing against time to drain water from a third chamber in the cave complex where a youth soccer squad is stuck -- but with monsoon rains looming, there's only a tiny window to save the team before fresh floods could trap the group for months to come. The rescuers have made such progress draining water from the cave that the boys have a chance to walk out without resorting to using diving equipment, which initially seemed like the only option that could free the team. But monsoon rains are predicted again for Saturday, and could result in the boys and their coach being cut off for months, or having to make a treacherous swim to safety. It takes six hours for rescuers to reach the team and it's another five-hour swim out of the cave, meaning the young and inexperienced group would be under water for hours in dark caverns with low visibility, using unfamiliar equipment. Poonsak Woongsatngiem, a rescue official with Thailand’s interior ministry, told the Guardian on Thursday that water had been reduced by 40 percent since the boys were discovered in the cave complex in Chiang Rai, which has cleared a roughly one mile stretch leading up to a third chamber. Rescuers are now targeting the third chamber where water still reaches up to the ceiling. If drained it could clear another 1.5 mile path and allow the boys to wade in waist high water while wearing lifejackets, as opposed to diving. Thailand Royal Navy Facebook (Rescuers wade through the cave complex in Chiang Rai; they hope to drain enough water for the boys to be able to walk out but are in a race against time to do so) “The water level between the third chamber and the point the students are at is still high and we have put the tubes at the third chamber trying to get the water out as much as possible,” Woongsatngiem said. “We can’t say whether there will be a rescue today or not. We hope there is no rain. We cannot calculate how much the water flows out of the cave because there is always water flowing into the cave.” A Thai rescuer hangs his equipment outside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Thursday (AP) Chiang Rai provincial governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said the rescue effort was in a "race against the water." "Our biggest concern is the weather," he said. "We are calculating how much time we have if it rains, how many hours and days." Leaving the boys where they are for now may be the safest option, but the rainy season in Thailand typically lasts until October, meaning they could be left underground for months. International rescuers prepare to enter the cave where a young soccer team and their coach are trapped by flood waters (AP) The boys have been practicing wearing diving masks and breathing, although Chiang Rai provincial governor Osatanakorn said on Wednesday that he didn’t believe they had attempted any practice dives so far. He also said that the group members may not all be extracted at the same time, with each boy’s individual health a factor. Cavers are also hunting for a "chimney" down to the boys which could create a potential evacuation route. Osatanakorn said 30 teams are searching for an airhole which may present rescuers with the opportunity to drill down to the boys. In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boys smile as a Thai Navy SEAL medic helps injured children. (Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page via AP) A team of bird’s nest collectors from the south of the country have also put their rock-climbing expertise to use by scouring the mountainside for any openings, according to AFP. The eight men, armed only with ropes and gloves, climb sheer limestone cliffs and explore crevices and caves to collect the edible nests, which are a delicacy. Meanwhile rescue teams are also trying install a fiber optic Internet line into the flooded cave so the 12 boys and their coach can make phone calls and communicate with loved ones. Earlier efforts to install the connection failed, however, when the line became damaged after it fell into water. Latest video of the boys, aged 11 to 16, showed them smiling and in good spirits and covered in foil blankets, while rescuers treated cuts to their legs. Kian Kamluang, whose 16-year-old son, Pornchai, is in the cave, said: “It’s like he has been given a new life”, adding that she will never let him go into a cave or near water again. The boys were discovered alive and well by two British divers in the Tham Luang caves on Monday after being trapped in the cave for 10 days.
  6. Richard Swift, a singer and songwriter known for his work with the bands The Black Keys and The Shins, has reportedly died after a battle with an unspecified illness. A rep for the 41-year-old musician told Pitchfork that he died Tuesday morning in Tacoma, Wash. A post on his Facebook page seems to confirm the news. “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera,’” the post reads along with a photo of the late star. “Richard Ochoa Swift March 16, 1977 - July 3, 2018.” The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney released a joint statement on the band’s Instagram account as well. “He was the funniest person we ever met, one of the most talented musicians we have ever worked with and we feel so honored to have known him. RIP Richard,” it reads. Auerbach, who also played in a band called the Arcs with Swift, posted a note of his ownto Instagram over a picture of himself with Swift reading: “Today the world lost one of the most talented musicians I know. He’s now with his Mom and Sister. I will miss you my friend.” It was revealed last month that Swift was hospitalized due to a “serious medical condition.” A GoFundMe page was set up to help raise money for his medical bills, which were reportedly extensive. Singer Richard Swift toured with the Black Keys in 2014. (Zuma) “Richard needs your love and support now as he is up against some tough odds. He has been hospitalized due to a serious medical condition. He is receiving excellent care in Tacoma Washington and everything is being done to allow his body time to repair and heal. He is uninsured and the cost of the care he is getting is a lot. If you can afford to share the weight of this burden, it would be most deeply appreciated. Anything helps,” a post on the GoFundMe page reads. “Mostly thank you for supporting our beloved Richard and his family.” As of this writing, the crowdsourcing campaign had generated $87,605 that was reportedly meant to go directly into Swift’s bank account.
  7. Kramer

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

    The Kramer Show. Heard on 101.1 in Panama City. Click here to listen live. Call the show at (850) 233-9988 Email the show at kramer@newstalk101.com Remember, you can sign in on this forum and post by signing in using your Facebook account! 6:00 --- SHOW PREP MEETING --- *) We will discuss what we have planned for the show today. Call 850-233-9988 and tell Kramer what you think he should talk about. --- SUICIDE --- *) Wednesday is suicide day. Do any of you have a story you'd like to tell on the show? 6:30 --- DOGS --- *) It's official, dogs are smarter than cats. Here. --- DOUBLE DIPPING --- *) Double dipping at parties can lead to herpes? HUH? Here. --- COUPLE SEX --- *) A couple gets arrested for banging in the open at an intersection. Here. --- TEEN RAPE --- *) A teen raped a girl while buddies beat on the door wanting a turn. Here. --- CHICAGO --- *) Chicago fuzz put a white sheet over a teen who was still alive. Here. --- GAMING ADDICTION --- *) Video game addiction is now an actual thing. Here. *) DELICIOUS AUDIO This gamer couldn't SOUND more cliche. DELICIOUS AUDIO 7:00 --- SEPARATION AT BORDER --- *) AUDIO Tucker Carlson talks about the media hysteria over this issue. Here. AUDIO. *) Suckerburg and Facebook donate money to the familias. Here. *) AUDIO Kristjen Nielsen talks about the numbers involving illegals, and it is SHOCKING. Here. AUDIO. 7:30 *) We're taking in 250 kids per day. Here. *) The White House fires back at Laura Bush. Here. 8:00 --- 3 YEARS AGO TODAY --- *) Donald announced he was running and the media lost it's mind. Here. --- DUNKIN DONUTS --- *) Dunkin Donuts does NOT want it's employees speaking in any language but ENGLISH! Here. --- CHRISTIAN --- *) America is a Christian Nation. Here. --- MILLENNIALS --- *) Millennials can't afford to tip? If that's the case, don't fucking go to restaurants? AMIRITE? Here. --- DRAG KID --- *) A ten year old is gay. Here. --- REESE --- *) Family won $10,000 because they named their daughter after Reeses's cups. Here. --- SUICIDE --- *) Wednesday is suicide day. Do any of you have a story you'd like to tell on the show? --- DUMBASS OF THE DAY --- *) Dude stabs himself because he was trying to prove his . . . here. 8:30 --- OFF TOPIC PHONE BLITZ --- *) You can call OFF TOPIC. Doesn't matter what you wanna say, just say it. 850-233-9988 --- HEATHER LOCKLEAR --- *) Heather Locklear said she was gonna kill herself. Here. --- ER DOC --- *) AUDIO Did this doctor do something wrong? According to the internet it was way over the top. Here. AUDIO.
  8. A dog's bark is only a ruff means of communication. Instead, we should be looking at its wiggles and squirms. Jumping up. Rolling over. Lifting paws. It’s all doggie behavior that makes them so endearing. But they’re actually trying to talk to us. Researchers from the University of Salford have been attempting to figure out what humanity’s greatest friends have been trying to tell us all these years. Their results have been published in the science journal Animal Cognition. They’ve identified some 47 different potential gestures they use in an attempt to communicate. They’ve managed to ‘translate’ 19 of them. Surprisingly, most of them mean ‘scratch me’. Not ‘feed me’ - though that’s right up there. But others communicate your canine’s desire to go outside, and play. Here’s a quick dog-to-human dictionary to help you translate your pup’s desires: FEED ME: — Using its snout and head to move your hand on to its body — Holding one paw in the air while sitting — Turning its head from side-to-side, looking between a human and another object — Standing on its hind legs — Using its mouth to throw a toy forwards SCRATCH ME: — Rolling over in front of you — Pressing its nose against you or another object — Licking you or an object — Lifting a paw and placing it on you — Gently biting your arm — Short shuffles along the ground while rolling over — Lifting a back leg while laying on its side — Rubbing its head against you while leaning against you PLAY WITH ME: — Briefly touching a person with a single paw — Diving headfirst under a person or object — Reaching a paw towards an object of interest — Wiggling its body underneath a person or object OPEN THE DOOR FOR ME: — Lifting both paws off the ground and placing them on its owner or a nearby object — Jumping up and down, either on to an object or not, while in the same location. The study comes as new evidence emerges to invigorate the ‘cat versus dog’ debate. Specifically, which one is smarter. DOGS VERSUS CATS Dog owners say their pets are smartest because their pet is loyal, joyous and can be trained. Cat owners say it’s their pet — for exactly the opposite reasons. But it now appears, that when it comes to raw brain power, dogs are clearly ahead. Their cerebral cortex is particularly dense. What’s the surprise about dogs being dense, cats say? It’s all about efficiency when it comes to hunting. It seems dogs have about 530 million neurons calculating their behavior, as opposed to 250 million in cats. “I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,” neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel from Vanderbilt University says. Dogs had the most neurons of any carnivore — even though they didn’t have the biggest brains. Brown bears had roughly the same number as cats. And previous studies indicating carnivores needed greater brain capacity than prey appears to be unfounded. There doesn’t appear to be much difference at all. “I’m 100 per cent a dog person,” Herculano-Houzel confessed, “but, with that disclaimer, our findings mean to me that dogs have the biological capability of doing much more complex and flexible things with their lives than cats can.” But, cats argue, is that REALLY being smart?
  9. The Trump administration has an intentional and explicit policy of separating migrant children from their families if caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without permission. Long before that, however, the administration of Barack Obama ramped up a program with a sometimes similar effect. Since 2008, the United States has had a policy known as the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP), or Lateral Repatriation. This program focuses on detaining male migrants of Mexican descent. Here’s how it works: Once an immigrant is caught attempting to cross the border without documentation, they are detained, flown or bused across the United States and then shown the exit at another segment of the U.S.-Mexico border–thousands of miles from their original point of entry. The Los Angeles Times described a typical use of Lateral Repatriation in a story about Luis Montes. The Times noted: Luis Montes was sanguine about his dire situation, but the ATEP program often leads to migrants being placed in completely unfamiliar surroundings where they are then subject to crime and abuse, according to libertarian outlet Reason. Sparingly used upon inception, the Obama administration drastically increased the use of ATEP in 2011, responding to a perceived increase in attempts at immigration into the United States by Mexican nationals. But immigrants’ rights activists had long cautioned that Lateral Repatriation breaks up families. The reason is fairly simple: many male Mexican nationals who are detained trying to cross the border often come with their families in tow. When ATEP is used, the men are captured and taken thousands of miles away, while their wives, partners and children are placed in immigrant detention centers. Eventually, the men are released into vastly different parts of Mexico than where they originally hailed from, while their families are likely to be deported near the original point of attempted entry. Mothers and older female relatives were typically given the option of staying with their children. Typically this meant being housed in a “family detention center,”most of which are located in Texas or Pennsylvania. Multiple stories about those family detention centers written during the Obama era–just not by the mainstream media. In particular, dozens of stories about the Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona particular were written by journalists at Shadowproof, a reader-supported media outlet, alone. Journalists for Shadowproof also frequently reported on the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. Most media declined to investigate these facilities until fairly recently. According to Angelo Guisado, a staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights: Single Mexican fathers or men who traveled without an adult female companion while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with children, when subject to ATEP, had their children separated from them. Unaccompanied minors would then be placed into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Such custody is supposed to be temporary and ORR is supposed to release children to an identified family member or sponsor. The Arizona-based group No More Deaths, along with various other human rights organizations, refers to ATEP as “a form of cruel and unusual punishment” and a fact sheet released by the group noted, “Very often, families are separated and sent to cities far away from each other. They are never told where to find their loved ones, and humanitarian organizations often have to go through the Mexican Consulate to get information about family members.” Additionally, No More Deaths says the practice of Lateral Repatriation, used by Customs and Border Protection, is largely shrouded in secrecy and operates largely without accountability. The group notes: Because of Homeland Security’s dismissal of the need for accountability, it’s unclear exactly how many children were separated from their families under this Obama-era policy. To be clear: the Obama administration’s use of ATEP was not intended to break-up families–that was an occasionally expected side effect–while Trump’s recently-confirmed policy is expressly directed toward that end in the name of “deterrence.”
  10. If you're a single guy in the Oklahoma City area and you like the idea of having sex in public in broad daylight, do I have the lady for YOU. The cops in Oklahoma City got a call on Friday around 5:30 P.M. about two people having sex under a tree, right by a busy intersection. When the cops got there, they found 48-year-old Tony Willis and 42-year-old Verna LeClair drunk and doin' it, in full view of ALL the traffic. So they were both arrested for indecent exposure and public intoxication. But . . . it turns out this isn't Verna's first time getting arrested for this move. Last October, she was arrested for having sex in the late afternoon in a liquor store parking lot . . . with a 21-year-old dude named Kevin Bohanon. Those charges were dismissed. It's too early to say whether she'll dodge them again this time. (Here are Tony and Verna's mugshots. No, I'm not 100% sure what's going on with Tony's nose either. And we've also got the mugshots from Verna and the other guy, Kevin, so you can see the wide variation in her taste in men.)
  11. HEATHER LOCKLEAR is struggling once again. She was hospitalized yesterday for a psych evaluation after threatening to shoot herself. According to TMZ, her parents went to her house because she was acting "agitated." But she got violent . . . choking her mother, and hitting her father. That's when her mother called the police. Heather didn't actually have a gun when she threatened to kill herself, but she was reportedly "trying to find" one. Heather was arrested back in February for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend. During the arrest, she allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home. In March, she was back in rehab. Heather has been dealing with mental issues off-and-on for a decade, and she's struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for at least that long. In 2008, someone else called 911 on her behalf, claiming she was suicidal. "People" magazine says her friends and family believe she needs MORE than rehab . . . she needs to have her underlying mental issues diagnosed and treated.