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  • President Trump Has A Message For The AMERICAN PEOPLE: DO NOT WORRY!

    03/26/2017 5:47:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | amela Williams
    What a pleasure to see that President Trump has a plan to care for the American people struggling under the pressure of ObamaCare. This tweet is just for YOU FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP: DO NOT WORRY! House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled the final vote for the ObamaCare replacement bill, upon concluding he didn’t have enough votes despite the chamber’s GOP majority. President Trump let Ryan take the lead, and Ryan stepped right in the quick sand of failure. President Trump has respectfully allowed Ryan to do what he felt would work, but those opposing his creation called it Obamacare Lite…not much...
  • Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties

    03/26/2017 5:43:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 26, 2017
    Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington. The agency quoted Iran's foreign ministry as saying the companies had "flagrantly violated human rights" and cooperated with Israel in its "terrorism" against the Palestinians and the expansion of Jewish settlements. It was not immediately clear if any of the companies, which included defense technology firm Raytheon, had any dealings with Iran or whether...
  • Claim: Mass Migration Will Not Help Solve Skilled Worker Shortage

    03/26/2017 5:42:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Head of the Federal Agency for Labor, Frank-Jürgen Weise has said that new migrants and asylum seekers have little chance of filling Germany’s skilled worker problem because very few of them meet the needed qualifications. Frank-Jürgen Weise has had a long career in the German government and is now retiring at the age of 65. Mr Weise, who also briefly managed the Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) admits that despite the unemployment rate being lower than when he first took office as head of the Labour agency, migrants will not be able to meet the increasing demand for...
  • Beware Google Ads for ‘Abortion Consultations’ (Bloomberg alert)

    03/26/2017 5:37:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Bloomberg | March 24, 2017 | Alice Hines
    No excerpt from Bloomberg, story here.
  • Breaking – Insider Says NYPD Has Had Enough With James Comey New Weiner Leaks Have Begun

    03/26/2017 5:34:16 AM PDT · by all the best · 18 replies
    TruthUncensored ^ | March 25, 2017 | Aleen Realmuto
    A thread on 4chan with an FBI insider confirms everyone’s worst suspicions. The Hillary Clinton email server was merely a distraction from the Clinton Foundation and most of DC is in up to their necks in what could be the biggest scandal of all times. It certainly is the biggest presidential scandal since Watergate.,Truth Uncensored reported. New York Police Department detectives and sources working an underage child pornography case against Anthony Weiner confirm the laptop seized from the former congressman contains proof that Hillary Clinton knew he was engaging in a long sexual relationship with a minor but did not...
  • TX:Denny's and Gun Signs in Dallas

    03/26/2017 5:32:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On a Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas, my daughter and I decided to eat breakfast out. My grandson mentioned pancakes, so my daughter decided on a Denny's that was reasonably close, at 4567 Frankford Road. It took about five minutes to load up a one year old and a two year old into the car, in the proper car seats, and another five minutes to drive to the restaurant. On the way in, I noticed the 30.07 sign that banned open carry in the restaurant. The 30.07 sign is required by Texas law, if a private property owner decides...
  • Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds

    03/26/2017 5:22:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 March 2017 | Betsy Mckay
    Increases in ‘deaths of despair’—from drugs, alcohol-related liver diseases and suicide In 2015, two Princeton University economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline, a startling development for an economically advanced nation. Now a new analysis from the same pair, released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, paints an even bleaker picture of the nation’s largest-population group. Mortality has been rising since the turn of this century for an even broader swath of white adults, starting at age 25, the researchers found, driven by troubles in a hard-hit working class. Death...
  • Symbolic End: Missile Cruiser 'Ukraine' Being Sold Off for Scrap Metal

    03/26/2017 5:13:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 26.03.2017
    © Sputnik/ Sergey Mamontov Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to scrap the unfinished Soviet-era missile cruiser 'Ukrayina' ('Ukraine'), which has been sitting for nearly thirty years at the docks of a shipyard in the port city of Mykolaiv, local media reports. Observers suggest that the decision is highly symbolic. On Friday, Mikolaiv regional state administration deputy head Vyacheslav Bon met with workers at the 61 Communards Shipbuilding Yard, a massive Soviet-era shipyard which has faced hard times in recent years. Bon informed workers about a decree by the Ukrainian President to demilitarize and sell off the missile...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 32 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 March 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Mar 26th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz.; George Shultz, former secretary of state.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency; Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Bernie Sanders,...
  • Ex-Terrorist Who Led ‘Women’s March’ Will be Deported

    03/26/2017 4:46:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    HeatSt ^ | March 25, 2017 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A convicted Palestinian terrorist and a key figure of the recent Women’s March will be deported from the United States after accepting a plea bargain that allows her to escape a prison sentence.Rasmea Odeh will be stripped of her U.S citizenship and forced to leave the country and return to Jordan after failing to disclose to immigration authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for committing two terror attacks.As part of her plea bargain, however, Odeh won’t have to spend time in U.S prison or detention, according to a statement on Thursday by the Rasmea Defense Committee.The terrorist-turned-activist rose to prominence in...
  • 'Haw! Get yersel' away’: Dancing tourist is scared off by a VERY Scots Guard after [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:37:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2017 | Scott Campbell
    This is the dramatic moment one of the Queen's Guards scared off a dancing tourist outside St James's Palace by shouting at him: 'Haw! Get yersel' away.' The soldier, who is thought to be part of the Scots Guard regiment, yelled the command in broad Scottish slang leaving viewers baffled.
  • Meet New York's vigilante rat-catching DOGS that are solving the city's vermin [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:31:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    An urban dog hunting club aims to help eradicate New York City's vermin.   Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society (RATS) was started by member Richard Reynolds in 1995, at the bequest of a park superintendent who had a rat problem.
  • Undocumented mother of 12 aided by Mexican government to fight deportation

    03/26/2017 4:15:34 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    ABC KVUE ^ | March 25, 2017 | Oscar Margain
    EDINBURG, TX - An undocumented mother of 12 is fighting deportation and she’s getting help from the Mexican Consulate in McAllen, Texas. She’s one of hundreds across the country targeted in renewed federal efforts to crack down on criminal aliens. Norma Roman tries to keep herself and her children busy. The mother, whose kids were all born in the U.S., helps her kids with their homework to take their minds off a grim reality: the possible separation from their mother. She says she’s placing her faith in god and in her attorney. She currently has an "order of removal" by...
  • GDPNow Latest forecast: 1.0 percent - March 24, 2017

    03/26/2017 4:06:17 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 2 replies
    Safehaven ^ | Sat March 25 | Mike Shedlock
    The Atlanta Fed GDPNow Model inched up to 1.0% from 0.9% on Friday. Nothing much mattered since a week ago. The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2017 is 1.0 percent on March 24, up from 0.9 percent on March 16. The forecast for first-quarter real nonresidential equipment investment growth increased from 7.3 percent to 7.8 percent after this morning's durable manufacturing report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The forecast of the contribution of inventory investment to first-quarter growth increased from –0.87 percentage points to –0.77 percentage points after last...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (3/26/17 to 4/1/17)

    03/26/2017 3:46:51 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 29 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | March 26, 2017 | DollyCali
  • North Dakota Becomes 10th State To Pass Convention of States!

    BREAKING NEWS! Today North Dakota became the tenth state to successfully adopt our Article V legislation! This is a historic victory for the grassroots warriors of COS North Dakota, our legislative champions, and the American people. North Dakota joins nine other states calling for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing constitutional reforms that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and set term limits for federal officials, including Congress and the judiciary! Americans see a flailing federal government that is out of ideas. We are ready to break the shackles...
  • 1 Killed, 14 Wounded in Ohio Night Club Shooting

    03/26/2017 3:10:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 26/3/17
    One person was killed and 14 others injured when gunfire broke out at a nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday, police said. The shooting occurred at Cameo Night Club just after 1 a.m. ET, CNN affiliate WLWT reported. Several people are undergoing surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but are interviewing witnesses. Police believe "multiple shooters" were involved, Franz said. While the motive is unclear, there's no reason to suspect terrorism at this point, he said. .....
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

    03/26/2017 2:57:40 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Rabbi Joshua Bittan
    Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei / פרשת ויקהל־פקודי Next read in the Diaspora on 25 March 2017. Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1 - 40:38 This concludes our Shemos (Exodus) -- The Book of Redemption -- readings for the year 5777.
  • Hymn Instrumental; There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

    03/26/2017 2:36:05 AM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 3/26/2017 | Revski
    The instrumental hymns are, (There is a Fountain Filled with Blood) and the chorus of - (God Be With You, Till We Meet Again), both are accompanied with lyrics.
  • Protesters Clash At Violent Pro-Trump Rally In California

    03/26/2017 1:25:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 25, 2017
    Violence erupted at a “Make America Great Again” rally in California Saturday when supporters of President Trump clashed with a group of counter-protesters. Multiple skirmishes broke out after a group of black-clad Trump haters confronted dozens of the President’s supporters as they marched through Huntington Beach. At least two Trump fans were hit with pepper-spray — setting in motion a wild fracas that saw the President’s supporters attacking a masked man with their fists, feet and flags. Jennifer Sterling, who organized the rally, was among those struck by pepper spray. “It was a quick reaction,” she said. “There was about...
  • Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New Medicare-For-All Push

    03/26/2017 1:09:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. These lawmakers and grassroots leaders have long believed that the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are rooted in the original health care law’s attempt to accommodate, rather than gradually replace, the private, for-profit health insurance system. Now that efforts to eliminate the law wholesale are effectively dead, they are again arguing that the best way to...
  • The Bush Betrayal

    03/26/2017 1:06:43 AM PDT · by WMarshal · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2016 | jared E. Peterson
    Just a reminder of how perfidious the Bush clad really is. In a better work they Bush clan would have been hanged for treason.
  • A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)

    03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 26, 2017 | Professor Chris Edelson
    After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster. The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation. No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from...
  • Napolitano told friends he was on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

    03/25/2017 11:29:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 17 replies
    Judge Andrew Napolitano may be temporarily sidelined at Fox News, but he’s been telling friends and associates that he could be in for a big promotion — to the Supreme Court. After meeting with President Trump twice during the transition, first in December and again in mid-January, the Newark, N.J.-born television personality told several people that Trump said he was on the list of judges from whom he was selecting a nominee for the high court. “He said, ‘Trump said I’m on the list,’” said a source who spoke with Napolitano shortly after one of his meetings with the then...
  • 'SNL' star Michael Che Doesn't Back Away From Boston Racism Comment

    03/25/2017 11:26:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports that the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on "SNL" the night before the Super Bowl.
  • The ideas set out by Martin Luther sparked a reformation in the idea of authority itself

    03/25/2017 11:20:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    History Today ^ | March 22, 2017 | By Frank Furedi
    It is unlikely that Martin Luther set out to shatter authority. Yet the Reformation, which started with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally undermined the idea of authority itself. Luther demanded that the papacy respond to his criticisms of the Church’s moral failings. His actions did not simply call into question the moral authority of the Church. His defiant stand gave voice to a sentiment that would eventually provide legitimation for disobeying all forms of authority. Luther’s challenge to the papacy’s moral status converged with the ascendancy of secular...
  • Dan Rather: Failure to repeal ObamaCare most 'staggering loss' so early in a term

    03/25/2017 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Dan Rather says the failure of the GOP healthcare bill to pass is the most "staggering loss" he's ever seen so early in a president's term, warning Americans that the blame game by the Trump administration is just beginning. "Stunning. A complete defeat that I don't think anyone would have predicted in the manner that took place," the former "CBS Evening News" anchor wrote in a Facebook post Friday. "The morass of blame is only beginning."
  • Turkish Chocolate Festival Features Bust of President Trump

    03/25/2017 11:16:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Other sculptures at the festival in Istanbul include John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing. It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in an edible jacket and striped tie.
  • Police: Naked Man's Bizarre Rampage Destroys Edmonds Luxury Home

    03/25/2017 11:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOMO ^ | Friday, March 24th 2017
    A naked man's bizarre fight with police ended in the fiery destruction of a luxury home Thursday night in Edmonds, police said. Officers said they eventually had to subdue the man with a Taser when they spotted him rampaging and setting fires inside the home. The strange drama unfolded at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday as police responded to the home in the 19100 block of Olympic View Drive in Edmonds after receiving reports about a disturbance there. The first officers on scene heard a lot of commotion inside the house, including furniture being thrown and items breaking. They finally were...
  • Army Vet Awarded Bronze Star for Bravery in Vietnam Battle

    03/25/2017 11:06:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — An Army veteran was awarded the Bronze Star this week for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 fellow U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured. Retired Sgt. Joseph Engles was presented with the military distinction on Monday during a ceremony in his hometown of Murrieta, in Southern California, for gallantry in the face of the enemy during the Battle of Suoi Tre in March 1967. Former Army Maj. Gen. Juilian Burns, who presented the award, said Engles was seriously wounded on the battlefield but continued to man his gun...
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • Trump drone strike OBLITERATES Al Qaeda terror tyrant who killed US military personnel

    03/25/2017 10:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | March 26, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    The Pentagon has revealed a US air strike in Afghanistan earlier in the week killed al Qaeda militant Qari Yasin, a well known figure in the Pakistani Taliban. Along with plotting an attack which killed two military personnel, Yasin was believed to have been the mastermind behind a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.” Yasin was believed to have been responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan,...
  • Trappers Catch 'Monster' Nile Monitor Lizard in Florida Neighborhood

    03/25/2017 10:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Trappers in a Florida city set out trap cages that managed to snare a "monster" 4-foot Nile monitor lizard that had been hunting protected burrowing owls. Neighbors said they feared for the safety of their pets after spotting the massive lizard wandering near their Cape Coral homes, so trappers were summoned to capture the invasive predator. "That's really my fear," Julie Weiss, whose home is in front of the monitor's nest, told WBBH-TV. "I've never felt threatened by one, like one was going to attack me or anything like that, but it's the fear and safety of the animals." The...
  • Retired California Cop Tackles Suspected DUI Driver In Renton

    03/25/2017 10:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Renton Patch ^ | March 25, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    The retired Los Gatos, Calif., officer helped Renton police catch the suspect after a hit-and-run crash.Renton police got a little help from a retired Caifornia police officer catching a suspected DUI suspect on Saturday. Around 3 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue Northeast on a report of a crash involving two parked cars. The suspected DUI driver hit the two parked cars with his vehicle, totaling them, Renton police said. The driver tried to get away, but his car stalled. He then got out of the car and started running. That's when a retired officer...
  • Blue Lives Matter flag deemed 'racist,' ordered to come down

    03/25/2017 9:51:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017 | Fox 13
    A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that's been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter in St. Johns County has been flying the flag to honor him and many other family members who are law enforcement. "She called to ask why," Gaddie said. "They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter,” he said.....
  • Effort Underway to Legalize All Pot (Illinois)

    03/25/2017 9:14:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Alton Daily News ^ | March 25, 2017 | Greg Bishop - Illinois News Network and WBGZ-FM
    Proponents and opponents of legalizing pot in Illinois are firing up their talking points after a proposal to legalize the sale of weed for recreational purposes sprouted up this week. Opponents of legalizing, regulating and taxing pot say they don’t care how much revenue it could generate for Illinois’ failed finances. Amendments to bills in the House and Senate this week would allow for the sale of recreational marijuana with a $50 tax per ounce. That would be on top of any sales tax. Supporters says it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the state. Democratic...
  • German integration minister takes on fake news at Islam conference

    03/25/2017 9:10:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.24.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    At a Berlin conference to promote intercultural dialogue, Germany’s integration minister discussed the absurd and slanderous things written about her online. She urged young people to lead the fight against hate speech. Speaking at this weekend’s Young Islam Conference, which opened in the German capital on Friday, the government’s integration minister Aydan Özoguz gave an astonishing and at times humorous account of the hate mail and fake news to which she’s been subjected. Özoguz told the conference participants, a specially selected group of Muslims and non-Muslims under the age of 25, that the internet and social media were driving anti-immigrant...
  • WOW! Watch Judge Jeanine's public scathing of Speaker Ryan

    03/25/2017 9:09:39 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 65 replies
    Rickwells.us ^ | 03/25/2017
    Judge Jeanine declares, “Ryan has hurt you, going forward, and he’s got to go,” and she’s rightly suspicious of his motives and whether this was a calculated failure purely intended to damage the President. She closes with a warning, “The American people won’t forget this and neither should the President.”
  • 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    03/25/2017 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    3/26/2017 | Chode
    Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit First Grand Prix 1996 Number of Laps 58 Circuit Length 5.303KM Race Distance 307.504KM Lap Record 1:24.125 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • In Greeting to Iranian People, Trump Leaves Out Their Government

    03/25/2017 9:00:23 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies
    Ny Times ^ | 3/25/17 | Mark Lander
    WASHINGTON — When President Trump sent greetings to the Iranian people on Wednesday for the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, it offered a glimpse into an administration that is still debating how to deal with a country that Mr. Trump has painted as an implacable foe. The five-paragraph statement went through multiple drafts, according to two people involved in the process. Hard-liners in the White House first tried to kill the message, and when that failed, stripped it of references to engaging with the Iranian government or a future in which Iran and the United States might peacefully coexist. Instead,...
  • Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations on Early Human Societies

    03/25/2017 8:52:00 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | March 24, 2017 | Don Healy
    During the past 100,000 years, human societies have witnessed the vast change in climate that has occurred as we have transitioned from a glacial period that ended about 20,000 years ago, into the current interglacial period. During the early stages of this period, human lived as hunter/gatherers, relying on a diet that was very heavily weighted towards meat from a wide variety of wild animals, but also included eggs, nuts, fruits and grasses, to the past 10,000 years or less, when agriculture became a much more dominate feature in society and allowed human populations to remain in the one area...
  • Dear White People: Lara Witt (@Femmefeministe) Hates You

    03/25/2017 8:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 25, 2017 | Robert Stacy McCain
    (TWEETS-AT-LINK) There is nothing surprising about feminist writer Lara Witt’s declaration: “Also white people are evil. Whiteness is evil.” Democrats hate white people. Everybody knows this by now. The #BlackLivesMatter movement was funded by Democrat donors to incite hatred against white people and law enforcement officers, as a way to motivate black voters to turn out for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The feminist movement is also now an anti-white movement. The end of the Obama era, and the defeat of Hillary Clinton — in an election where exit polls showed 53% of white women voted for Donald Trump...
  • Thousands of Berliners, Brits march in anti-Brexit protest

    03/25/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 March 2017 15:44 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    On the 60th anniversary of the start of the European Union, at least 3,500 demonstrators in Berlin joined an international protest to show their opposition to the UK leaving its member states behind. As British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 next week, setting into motion negotiations for an EU without the UK, thousands in Berlin and other major cities took to the streets on Saturday, marking 60 years since the Treaties of Rome laid the foundations for the modern-day Union. Brexit has been largely viewed as unpopular in Germany even before the referendum vote last summer,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-26-17, Fourth Sunday of Lent [Laetare Sunday]

    03/25/2017 8:28:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13aThe LORD said to Samuel:"Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen my king from among his sons." As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice, Samuel looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed is here before him."But the LORD said to Samuel: "Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him.Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance...
  • Trump celebrates Persian New Year

    03/25/2017 8:26:28 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/17 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Wednesday marked the Persian new year, Nowruz, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. “To the Iranian people and all those around the world celebrating Nowruz: On behalf of the American people, I wish you freedom, dignity, and wealth,” Trump said in a statement. The president recognized Iranian-Americans as “one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country’s contemporary history” who “share an affection for their ancestral heritage” despite their diverse religious backgrounds.
  • Trump to send envoy to Arab Summit

    03/25/2017 8:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 26, 2017 | Dalit Halevi
    Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, said Saturday that a U.S. presidential envoy will attend the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Jordan starting on Wednesday. Momani said in a press conference that a French envoy will attend the summit as well. He added that contacts are currently being held through the Jordanian embassy in Washington to arrange the meetings that the American envoy will hold during the summit. Momani noted that the Arab world is interested in holding the Arab Summit in order to convey a message to the world that Muslims are a nation...
  • When It Comes to Meddling in the US Election, Was it the UK?

    03/25/2017 8:07:41 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 28 replies
    Sic Semper Tyrannis ^ | 3/25/2017 | Publius Tacitus
    I learned a long time ago that when you are close to the truth the opposition, if there is any, springs into action and launches a desperate counter attack. That appears to define what happened in the wake of Fox News suspending Judge Andrew Napolitano for the following claim: that former US President Barack Obama asked British intelligence agency GCHQ to monitor President Donald Trump. . . . Andrew Napolitano, a political commentator and former New Jersey judge, said on Tuesday Obama used GCHQ in order to "make sure there were no American fingerprints." "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox...
  • The Real Repeal Obamacare Bill has been Languishing in Committee since February 10

    03/25/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 52 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-25-2017 | Tim Brown
    I have mentioned on several occasions that a bill could be written with one line in it that would completely repeal the Affordable Care Act.  However, even I didn't know that a bill was introduced on January 3, 2017 that does just that.  However, it has been languishing in a subcommittee since February 10 while establishment Republicans broke their promises to the American people to repeal Obamacare and trotted out RINOCare, for which they did not have the votes. HR 175, The Repeal Obamacare Act, was introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA).  The bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable...
  • (June 7, 2013) UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

    03/25/2017 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Jun 7, 2013 | Nick Hopkisn
    (June 7, 2013) - The UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world’s biggest internet companies through a covertly run operation set up by America’s top spy agency, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. The details of GCHQ’s use of Prism are set out in documents prepared for senior analysts working at America’s National Security Agency, the biggest eavesdropping organisation in the world. Dated April this year, the papers describe the remarkable scope of a previously undisclosed “snooping” operation which gave the NSA and the FBI easy access to the systems of nine...
  • With Trump in office, Cesar Chavez marchers move from ‘si, se puede’ to ‘resiste’

    03/25/2017 7:37:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 25, 2017 | Adam Ashton
    Musicians drummed and dancers strutted, but most of the people who turned out Saturday morning to march in honor of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez did not show up to party. They carried signs that read “#resiste” and chanted slogans declaring their opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration plans, such as “Say it loud, say it clear: Immigrants are welcome here.”