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by Tank at Feb 15, 2018
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Another one

Loch Raven High School was put on lockdown Thursday after police received a report of an armed person. Around 45 minutes after a student showed another student a gun in a backpack, the boy was apprehended, with the weapon still in the backpack, police say. The school resource officer approached the boy, who then fled into another area of the school and out of the officer's sight, at which point the school went into a lockdown, police say

by bear513 at Feb 15, 2018
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Yup Trump was right about the FBI..

Florida shooting: FBI was alerted about threat on YouTube

Florida shooting: FBI was alerted about threat posted on YouTube

A YouTube user who used the same name as the suspected Florida gunman was investigated by the FBI for a comment boasting about plans to shoot up a school, the agency said Thursday.

The FBI was alerted to the comment but failed to identify the user, said Robert Lasky, the FBI agent in charge of the Miami division. The comment did not include information about timing or location, Lasky said at a news conference.

The suspect in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, officials said Thursday.
by longknife at Feb 9, 2018
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The president just signed "The Federal Budget," the first one since Apr 29, 2009, or 8.8 years ago. A total of 3,207 days of Congressional inability to perform its constitutional duty. (And the April 2009 was the first in 6 years)

So, what is exactly in the bill? I'd love to tell you or give you a link but every search I've tried has come up empty. We find all sorts of news reports like the one President Trump signs budget deal; “Our Military will now be stronger than ever before” but they only give generalities. There is also this @ Trump says he has signed budget bill

What's in the bill

The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up nearly $90 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

About $165 billion would go to the Pentagon and $131 billion to non-defense programs.

The debt ceiling will be raised by the appropriate amount until March 2019.

Exact spending would be left to the appropriations committees, but included in the funding is $10 billion to invest in infrastructure, $2.9 billion for child care and $3 billion to combat opioid and substance abuse.

Again, no specific but I did note the final paragraph above that says the congressional committees would determine the exact spending.

So, just what the hell did he sign? And where can we read it?

Anyone know?

So, exactly what is the "budget?"

The U.S. Constitution (Article I, section 9, clause 7) states that "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to...