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  • Muslims in America, by the numbers

    04/20/2019 1:13:41 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 15, 2018 | Fiza Pirani
    Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. In fact, if current trends continue, Muslims will surpass Christians as the world's largest religious group in the second half of this century, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, making up the majority of the population in 49 countries. And only 0.2% of the global Muslim population reportedly lived in North America. In the U.S., the latest Pew numbers from 2017 show the an estimated 3.45 million Muslims of all ages — about 1.1% of the total U.S....
  • Stalin Rises in Polls [semi-satire]

    04/20/2019 12:47:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2019 | John Semmens
    A recent poll showing that 70% of Russians approve of former dictator Josef Stalin's role in history was warmly greeted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as "proof that socialism is the type of government that the people want. If he were the kind of brutal tyrant that the enemies of socialism claim he was why do the people love him so much?" "A majority of Russians now believe that the millions of people he had tortured and killed was justified," the Congresswoman also pointed out. "He was trying to save his nation from individualistic greed and transform it into a...
  • Robert De Niro Fantasizes About Hauling ‘Total Loser’ Trump Off to Prison

    04/20/2019 12:11:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2019 | Marlow Stern
    On Friday night, Stephen Colbert welcomed legendary actor, restaurateur and humanitarian Robert De Niro to The Late Show—or so it seemed. The interview was taped Tuesday and didn’t air until Friday, as the comedian explained to his TV audience, which meant that his guest couldn’t comment on the explosive Mueller Report that dropped Thursday. The occasion, as it were, was the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival—running April 24 – May 5—which De Niro co-founded in the wake of 9/11 to help revitalize the lower Manhattan area. Colbert kicked things off by asking about his stint playing Robert Mueller on Saturday Night...
  • Breaking News: Week 23 Yellow Vests France, 60,000 Plus Police....Protest Ban At Notre-Dame....

    04/20/2019 12:04:17 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A message of fear is being spread by France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner Friday. Fear of demonstrations where black uniformed and or masked anarchists will come in among the Yellow Vests and attack police and businesses. Protest bans in force in shopping areas and city centers like the Champs-Elysees in Paris with a new restriction on protest at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which has a reinvigorated status as a national symbol following Monday evening's fire.....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-19, SOL, Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

    04/19/2019 11:58:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-20-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20 2019 Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Reading I Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day....
  • Truck driver charged in 2017 fiery crash that killed five on I-70 Kansas Turnpike

    04/19/2019 11:09:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 19, 2019 | Mike Hendricks
    A Colorado truck driver has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide nearly two years after a fiery crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs. Kenny B. Ford, 58, of Greeley, Colorado, appeared without an attorney Friday morning in Leavenworth County District Court. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail on each count. The charges were filed Feb. 26, but remained sealed until Friday’s court appearance. The July 11, 2017, wreck occurred on westbound Interstate 70 near 174th Street. Traffic was backed up due to road construction when, around...
  • Biden, Moulton signal a wilting Warren

    04/19/2019 11:06:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    BH ^ | April 20, 2019 at 1:00 am | BOSTON HERALD EDITORIAL STAFF |
    As clunky, repetitive and miscellaneous as Biden’s rallying cry was, what is more striking is that he was eating Elizabeth Warren’s lunch in her home state. Biden might as well have mentioned the “ragged middle class.” The previous Friday, it was Warren out on the picket line in Somerville, delivering coffee and doughnuts to the striking workers and extolling the virtues of unions and working people. Stop & Shop, the senator said, “wants to squeeze our workers right here in Massachusetts.” Now it is undeclared frontrunner Biden who has effectively squeezed out Warren right here in Massachusetts, and made it...
  • Politico Declares Beto O'Rourke a Has-Been, As Spotlight Shifts to Buttigieg

    04/19/2019 10:47:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NB ^ | April 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT | P.J. Gladnick |
    Live by the media hype, die by the media hype...for someone else. Such is the sad fate of poor Beto O'Rourke who just a few short weeks ago basked in the glow of mainstream media adulation. Unfortunately for the Irish guy with the Mexican nickname, the media has switched its attention to another shiny object in the form of Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, now "burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day." On Wednesday, Politico chronicled Beto's tragic loss of his magic mojo in "Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete."...
  • Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier

    04/19/2019 10:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 4/19/19 | SCOTT SHANE, ADAM GOLDMAN, MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    **SNIP** The dossier began as part of a conventional opposition research operation by a small Washington firm, Fusion GPS. During the early part of the campaign, Fusion was paid by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication funded by the billionaire Paul Singer, to scrutinize Mr. Trump, with the evident goal of uncovering dirt to help his Republican primary opponents. After Mr. Trump emerged as the likely nominee, Fusion kept working but turned to a new source of funding: the law firm representing the Clinton campaign, Perkins Coie. Noticing in May 2016 the Trump campaign’s unexpected affinity for Russia, Fusion...
  • MoveOn calls for impeachment

    04/19/2019 10:33:58 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/18/2019 | MoveOn
    Congress has a job to do. Begin impeachment hearings now. Add your name: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-begin-impeachment …
  • Little girl does awesome impression of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    04/19/2019 10:29:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    https://twitter.com/THeinrich22/status/1119422809183330304
  • Trump would beat Sanders in 2020 matchup, says Obama campaign manager

    04/19/2019 10:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Jim Messina, campaign manager for former President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign, predicted that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would be unable to counter President Trump's economic messaging and would therefore lose in a 2020 electoral matchup. "Bernie Sanders is unlikely going to be able to stand up to the constant barrage that is Donald Trump on economic issues," Messina said during the Powerhouse Politics podcast this week. Messina contended that swing voters were "incredibly focused on the economy" and that winners of the last five presidential elections were those candidates who were able to "win" the economic argument with swing...
  • Biden hires over a dozen senior advisors from Obama administration for 2020 campaign: Sources

    04/19/2019 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/19/19 | Brian Schwartz
    Former Vice President Joe Biden and his team have hired over a dozen senior advisors from President Barack Obama’s administration for his upcoming 2020 campaign for president, CNBC has learned. Many of these people didn’t work within Biden’s office throughout Obama’s tenure as president, but they have extensive campaign experience ranging from political consulting to communications, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Since their time in the Obama White House, some of these aides have gone on to work on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and later helped Democrats retake the U.S. House of Representatives during the...
  • Malaysia negotiating to buy military equipment through barter

    04/19/2019 9:32:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Sun ^ | 19 APR 2019 | Bunko Bernama
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defense is negotiating with Cuba, Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter. Minister Mohamad Sabu said these countries have shown their readiness to accept snake oil, moon beams, or directed foundation donations in exchange for military equipment. Mohamad said the acquisition of defense stuff through barter could be a way to reduce the country’s financial burden. If successful, the barter trade could potentially increase the value of his oil product(s)… The European Parliament is in the process of banning the use of snake oil in Brexit while top producer tout full swamp...
  • Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in New York sex cult case

    04/19/2019 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 4/19/19 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty on Friday to harboring an illegal immigrant and enabling credit card fraud as part of an alleged sex cult based in upstate New York. Bronfman, 40, entered her plea to the two criminal counts before U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. She is one of several people charged in connection with a secretive organization called Nxivm, which federal prosecutors have described as a racketeering organization. Bronfman admitted that she knowingly harbored a woman brought to the United States on a fake work visa...
  • Rosneft wants ‘Reuters’ news agency banned in Russia for report about Venezuela

    04/19/2019 9:25:36 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    Medusa ^ | April 19, 2019
    The Russian state oil company Rosneft says a recent report by the news agency Reuters contains “patently false” information that President Nicolas Maduro is funneling money from Venezuelan oil sales through Rosneft to evade U.S. sanctions. In a press release on April 19, the Russian energy giant called Reuters a “pseudo news agency” and accused its journalists of “spreading disinformation,” “legitimizing rumors,” and “inventing news opportunities” to damage Rosneft. The company says it plans to turn to Russian law enforcement agencies to stop the news agency's “illegal activities.” According to Reuters, the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has started passing...
  • UK condemns U.S. application of Cuba sanctions to foreign companies

    04/19/2019 9:18:16 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    Reuters Yahoo ^ | April 18, 2019
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was concerned by new attempts by the United States to require foreign companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba that have been rejected by Britain and other European countries. "The extraterritorial application of ... sanctions, which we consider to be illegal under international law, threaten to harm UK and EU companies doing legitimate business in Cuba by exposing them to liability in U.S. courts," Britain's foreign office said in a statement on Thursday. "We will work alongside the EU to protect the interests of our companies," the statement added.
  • A Passover Message from the White House

    04/19/2019 8:56:35 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 7 replies
    J TV You Tube Channel ^ | 4-14-2019 | Bob DiBuono
    Trump impressionist Bob DiBuono gives a Passover message from the White House.
  • Isaiah 53

    04/19/2019 8:55:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and...
  • Revelation 12:7-12 (Satan defeated by Christ)

    04/19/2019 8:51:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for...