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  • Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men

    11/25/2015 8:09:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and be...

    11/25/2015 8:07:06 PM PST · by xzins · 1 replies
    FRONTPAGE ^ | November 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Politicians and the media can't stop bleating about all the "multi-layered vetting" that will keep any of the 10,000 Syrian migrants that Obama wants to bring to America in just one year from being terrorists. Even though polls show that between 13% to 30% of Syrian refugees support ISIS. (That's at least 1,300 ISIS supporters entering America in just one year.) Here's how well refugee vetting works. Senator Jeff Sessions has a list of some refugees in this country turned terrorists. It's a recent list and there were 8 refugees indicted in one month. In February 2015, Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim,...
  • Sideling Hill center reopens amid relief, fingerpointing

    11/25/2015 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Don Aines
    HANCOCK — The Sideling Hill Welcome Center is now more than just the most scenic set of fair-weather restrooms in Western Maryland after Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford and a host of elected officials on Friday reopened the facility, which has been closed for the last six years. Perched on the east side of Sideling Hill near Hancock, where a massive cut in the mountain rock allows Interstate 68 to pass through, the center was closed in 2009, in a move by former Gov. Martin O'Malley that did not sit well with many area residents. "It was done for political...
  • The GOP Is Finally Emerging From Trump Denialism: But is it too late?

    11/25/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 25, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    The contours of the outsider-as-favorite Republican primary began to take shape this summer, when the candidates without establishment support, led by Donald Trump, consolidated half of the vote in national polls. The news for GOP elites has grown consistently worse since then. And only now, as those contours stretch far enough to squeeze the establishment entirely out of contention, are the party faithful emerging from their state of Trump denial. They’re beginning to reckon publicly with the calamity of this campaign, and are grasping to reassert control over the process. The only questions now are whether they’re too late, and...
  • Billboard put up in response to Trump's NJ comments

    11/25/2015 7:50:34 PM PST · by glenduh · 17 replies
    NJ News12 ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | News
    KEARNY - Hudson County residents put up a billboard in response to Donald Trump's recent comments on terrorism and New Jersey. The Republican presidential candidate said over the weekend that thousands in Jersey City celebrated during the 9/11 terror attacks. On Wednesday, Trump said that he has the foresight to predict terror events. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop denied anything like that ever happening. "Either he [Trump] is willfully making up lies, or he has memory issues," Fulop said. "If you have either one of those, you have to question his ability to be president. People in Hudson County were...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Huma Abedin: I Want Muslim Refugees To Flood America

    11/25/2015 7:48:34 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The evidence of Hillary’s aid, Huma Abedin’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabists is overwhelming, but an undercover video of her sentiments is rare. A video surfaced of Huma’s call to allow Muslim refugees to enter the U.S as it happened in Europe finally surfaced. This links the dots to the Muslim Minority Affairs connection by Huma and her family. It is crucial to understand this issue of what is The Muslim Minority Affairs issue is which Huma was deeply involved in and the proof of membership can be seen in the link [here]. So her membership in...
  • Brent Budowsky: Clinton gives thanks for Trump

    11/25/2015 7:39:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Brent Budowsky
    As Thanksgiving arrives and America enters the holiday season in earnest, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are giving thanks for the ultimate gift to the Democratic Party in the 2016 elections: the chaos caused throughout the GOP by the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump! While the Clintons stand for the ability to govern the nation with high stature leadership and to create millions of jobs and enhance America’s role in the world, the GOP is being torn to shreds by a candidate who berates his Republican opponents on a daily basis and divides the...
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • Ex-CIA chief: Fear for environment stays US hand on ISIS oil wells

    11/25/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says concerns about environmental impact have prevented the White House from bombing oil wells that finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure,” Michael Morell said Tuesday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” Morell cautioned that he does not “sit in the room anymore” where strategic decisions are made, but said prior to the Paris terrorist attack earlier this month, “There seemed to have been a judgment that,...
  • "Where Did All of Mars' Carbon Go?" --JPL and Caltech

    11/25/2015 7:24:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Galaxy Today ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Caltech and JPL scientists suggest the fingerprints of early photochemistry provide a solution to the long-standing mystery. Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere—one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researchers have suggested that the planet was once shrouded in an atmosphere many times thicker than Earth's. For decades that left the question, "Where did all the carbon go?" Now a team of scientists from Caltech and JPL thinks they have a possible answer. The researchers suggest that 3.8 billion...
  • Husband of ISIS Bride Recorded "Love" Video Before She Was Murdered Trying to Escape

    11/25/2015 7:17:48 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep ^ | 11/25/2015 | Freeper
    Woman In Black, I'm Mesmerized But Try to Leave and You Shall Surely Die The Jihadist husband of Samra Kesinovic, 16, allegedly recorded this "love" video, before she tried to escape and was likely beaten to death. Queue to 1 minute, 43 seconds at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMFGXc0Zmu0#t=01m43s
  • Cats vs Zombies

    11/25/2015 7:13:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/10/15 | Mr. TVcow
    Save the kitten!
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to bring back deported immigrants

    11/25/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    USA Today | November 25, 2015 | Alan Gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/11/25/bernie-sanders-immigration-return-deported-immigrants/76371112/
  • Finishing the Race (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/25/2015 6:56:50 PM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). God expects the believer to use his time wisely. Many people never finish what they begin. There are unfinished symphonies, unfinished paintings, and unfinished sculptures (sometimes because the composer or artist died). There are relationships that never become all they could be, ministries that never come to fruition, dreams that always remain dreams, and hopes that always remain hopes. For a lot of people, life can be an unfinished symphony or a dream without reality. But it doesn't have to be that way. I believe the answer...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 26 replies
    DailyMail.com UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • Chicago Protesters VS Black Friday?,Seriously?,Why Would Anyone Want To Shop There This Weekend?

    11/25/2015 6:54:14 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 30 replies
    The Chicago Protesters Threatening to block Wal-Marts, Targets and the rest may as well just stay home. With what is going on in Chicago this week, and along with so many armed criminals on the loose in Chicago, would you take a chance of parking your car anywhere in Chicago knowing it's becoming the "Wild Wild West" in the Chicago area? So go ahead protesters, block Wal-Marts. Any intelligent/sane shopper already knows better not to go to Malls in the Chicago area this weekend. Right? {Well,unless they are wearing bullet proof vests}.
  • Accepting God's Plan (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/25/2015 6:53:28 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict" (Heb. 11:23). God makes His plans; you walk in them by faith. He doesn't need your help or counsel-just your obedience and trust. It has been wisely said that trying to improve on God's plan is more pretentious than trying to improve the Mona Lisa with an ink pen. All you'd do is ruin the masterpiece. The story of Amram and Jochebed, the parents of Moses, is about...
  • Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers

    11/25/2015 6:52:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-25-2015 | sundance
    November 25, 2015 Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers by sundance Yes, it’s that time of year when the “Omnibus” spending kicks into overdrive. Washington DC loves it when the electorate are distracted with the Holiday Festivities. This year we taxpayers get yet another round of usurpation from the Progressive Republican GOPe critters, led now by Paul Ryan, who infect the spending body.SPEAKER Ryan and his team of spending enthusiasts is getting ready to “bail out”, meaning give, the ObamaCare health insurance carriers an influx of EVEN MORE money: WASHINGTON DC – […]...
  • Thinking About the Trumpthinkable

    11/25/2015 6:52:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Alan Abramowitz reads the latest WaPo poll and emails: Read these results and tell me how Trump doesn’t win the Republican nomination? I’ve been very skeptical about this all along, but I’m starting to change my mind. I think there’s at least a pretty decent chance that Trump will be the nominee. Here’s why I think Trump could very well end up as the nominee: 1. He’s way ahead of every other candidate now and has been in the lead or tied for the lead for a long time. 2. The only one even giving him any competition right now...
  • 'The Hateful Eight' Soundtrack Includes Ennio Morricone, The White Stripes, Roy Orbison..

    11/25/2015 6:47:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Indiewire ^ | 11.19.2015
    There are few directors who care as much about music in their films as Quentin Tarantino, and across his filmography are an array of fantastic moments and scenes, cut with carefully curated tracks. While his upcoming "The Hateful Eight" boasts a new score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, it doesn't mean that Tarantino has left his jukebox cuts aside.
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • ‘Bahar Mustafa’ E-mail Account Tells Pamela Geller: ‘You Deserve To Be Raped by Muslims‘

    11/25/2015 6:41:48 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 29 replies
    The London university student responsible for the #KillAllWhiteMen hashtag has allegedly sent American blogger and radio personality Pamela Geller a degrading gang-rape e-mail telling her she “deserves to be raped in every hole by hordes of muslims”. Bahar Mustafa goldsmithssu.org/ Addressed to Ms. Geller and apparently emanating from the official Goldsmith’s University email address for welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa, the shocking email reads: “You deserve to be raped in every hole by hordes of muslims, slapping and choking you, spitting in your mouth and pissing in ya face [sic]”
  • Dad demands abortion after surrogate learns she’s having triplets

    11/25/2015 6:36:05 PM PST · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    NYP ^ | November 25, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets ~ and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims. *They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. This is just not right,* mom-to-be Melissa Cook told The Post on Tuesday.
  • ‘Nonsense’: Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

    11/25/2015 6:35:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A panel of prominent scientists debunked one of the most popular global warming argumentsahead of a major United Nations climate summit to take place in Paris later this month.The scientists slammed policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as “nonsense,” and they criticized politicians and activists for claiming the world was on the path for catastrophic global warming.“The most important thing to keep in mind is — when you ask ‘is it warming, is it cooling’, etc. — is that we are talking about something tiny (temperature changes) and that is the crucial point,” Dr. Richard Lindzen, a veteran climate scientist...
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • Homeless man is accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

    11/25/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Richard Cunningham was homeless. But he wasn’t gun-less, police allege. Deputies found a cache of weapons at his Harbor City encampment, including: two fully operational submachine guns, four handguns, two makeshift silencers and numerous rounds of ammunition, It is unclear how Cunningham came to possess the arsenal.
  • The True Story of Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 6:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back in 1992, I published a book called the See, I Told You So, and Chapter 6 was entitled "Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving." But I would be remiss if I didn't say that we've done this story again in a different way for a different readership. The first in the children's book series, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims also discusses the first Thanksgiving. In that book, we actually time travel back to it, and the readers of the book are actually taken to...
  • UK: Man carrying pigs' heads threatens to 'desecrate mosques' after Paris attacks

    11/25/2015 6:25:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Chris Summers
    The man walked into a butcher's shop in Armley, Leeds, and asked to buy a large number of pigs' heads and trotters so he could "desecrate as many mosques as possible". Pig meat - including bacon - is frowned upon by Muslims, who consider pigs unclean. The incident is one of a number of Islamophobic incidents reported in the wake of the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed by Islamist extremists. Kauser Jan, chair of the Leeds Muslim Community Safety Forum, said: "I was contacted by a councillor who had been called by a butcher in Armley."
  • Fulop, on Facebook, addresses spate of violence (Jersey City Mayor)

    11/25/2015 6:24:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 25, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — Mayor Steve Fulop broke his silence last night on the violence that has plagued the city's southern neighborhoods, leaving five dead in the last two weeks. Fulop bypassed the media and took his message straight to Facebook, posting a lengthy message last night calling the most recent violence a "setback" after a quiet summer. "Ultimately, it's my responsibility and we will be successful — we are working hard and I am confident we will get this right," he wrote.
  • Now Turkey says it didn't know doomed jet was Russian before shooting it out of the sky

    11/25/2015 6:19:56 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 68 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Jake Burman
    The country's military said it was following the same protocol it would have for any aircraft as officials insisted they did not know the nationality of the bomber jet. The Turkish military said in a statement: "The nationality of the plane was not known... and the rules of engagement were automatically used." It also said it tried to rescue the plane's pilots and invited Russian defence and military officials to its Ankara headquarters to explain the incident. The Turkish army released a series of audio recordings of officials reportedly warning plane before it was shot down. A voice in one...
  • Sen. Sessions Reveals 12 Refugee-Jihadis Charged this Year, Hopes to Shrink Obama's...

    11/25/2015 6:17:01 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | Neil Munro
    "Sen. Sessions Reveals 12 Refugee-Jihadis Charged this Year, Hopes to Shrink Obama's 2016 Refugee Budget" Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is out with a list of 12 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States. He's spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he's trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress' normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States. This year, Obama is promising to bring in an extra 10,000 low-skill, potentially difficult-to-integrate Syrian migrants into the United States. Sessions and other critics fear he'll use his many powers...
  • 'Thousands' of ISIS fighters now inside U.S. cities (Obama continues to downplay threat)

    11/25/2015 6:15:49 PM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    ISIS recently sent out a new video taunting America and threatening attacks. A new study says the U.S. should take those threats seriously. The Islamic State has recruited thousands of supporters in the United States, far more than previously thought, according to a scathing new report, raising the likelihood that supporters of the terrorist army could be plotting attacks similar to those carried out in Paris. And the "challenges of screening incoming refugees" from Muslim countries may be adding fuel to the fire, according to the report, authored by national security experts at the Threat Knowledge Group. The report...
  • Hilton PoS systems hit with malware, customer details stolen

    11/25/2015 6:13:30 PM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    iTnews.com.au ^ | Nov 25 2015 11:29AM (AUS) | By Staff Writer
    Global hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings has revealed the discovery of malware in some point of sales systems in its hotels that targeted customer payment card information. A third-party investigation found that the malware targeted specific payment card information which included cardholder names, payment card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, Hilton said. It did not include addresses or personal identification numbers (PINs), according to the company. Hilton advised customers who used their card at any of the global operator's hotels during a 17-week period - from November 18 to December 5 2014 or April 21 to July 27 2015...
  • Beauty amid terror: Musician performs haunting rendition Hallelujah on streets of Brussels VIDEO

    This is the moment a cellist performed a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah on the streets of stricken Brussels. The Belgian city is currently on 'lockdown,' after police confirmed there was 'various operations' underway due to a 'terrorist threat'. They also requested 'radio silence' on social media of details of the operations. But this footage recorded in the city centre shows a musician offering some comforting sounds to people walking past. Norman Lebrecht responded to the posting by saying: 'Thanks you for the moving video,' to which Ms Ampe added: 'Normally I should say 'with pleasure' but that feels...
  • Leading Pastor Endorses Ted Cruz

    11/25/2015 6:07:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Charisma News ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Eschliman
    Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made a point of seeking the support of conservative Christians this election cycle. In Iowa, the first state in the presidential primary process, he has the support of dozens of pastors who hail from each of the state's 99 counties. But, he has the same kind of support in each of the early-voting states. "I am excited by the growing number of endorsements we are receiving from pastors," Cruz said recently. Tuesday, his campaign announced a major endorsement that may affect his standing in the biggest primary event that follows the "first...
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich and the Importance of a Rightly Ordered Life

    11/25/2015 6:06:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Erica Wanis
    Leo Tolstoy's classic story, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is a tale about a man's journey towards death: the denial, the alienation, the terror, and the awful recognition that life has not been lived as it ought to have been. Stricken by a mysterious ailment in the prime of his life, Ivan Ilyich finds himself struggling to make sense of his situation as he witnesses all those closest to him struggle to navigate the unpleasantness of his condition and its impact on their lives. In his hour of greatest vulnerability, Ilyich finds himself isolated and alone, save for the faithful...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ 26 November 2015

    11/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 39 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • Lest You Forget: Lavrov Reminds Turkey of Its Involvement in ISIL Oil Trade

    11/25/2015 5:53:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 11/25/15
    Turkey's decision to shoot down a Russian bomber involved in an anti-terror mission against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group means that Ankara has effectively sided with IS.Heading off any denial of this fact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated Turkey's role in the terrorist group's illegal oil trade. Discussing the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had harsh words for his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu. According to a press release from Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the...
  • Street Art, Pop Culture and The Rise of Ted Cruz

    11/25/2015 5:49:31 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 31 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Melissa Dawdy
    Conservatives like to talk big about taking back the culture, but generally they suck at selling freedom. Having ruled pop culture for years, liberals tell their story by infusing everything from movies to visual art and music with their propaganda. Then, this happened: Created in 2012 by the Republican street artist, Sabo, the “Ted Cruz with Tattoos” poster became culturally iconic for its frank and sexy message, and the fact that the liberal media tripped all over itself to promote it before they figured out that conservatives actually loved the image. Shortly after, a secret confederacy of right-of-center marketing professionals...
  • Sam Harris talks Islam, ISIS, atheism, GOP madness... (Salon, title shortened)

    11/25/2015 5:34:19 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/25/15 | Sean Illing
    Full title: Sam Harris talks Islam, ISIS, atheism, GOP madness: "We are confronting people, in dozens of countries, who despise more or less everything that we value" ...We were particularly interested in Harris's liberal critique of the American Left, which he says has failed to talk honestly about the origins and consequences of Islamic extremism. This conversation took place before the recent attacks in Paris, but many of these themes have been widely debated since then. (snip) Yes, politics and ordinary grievances enter into many of these recent conflicts. It isn't difficult to see why a person who has lost...
  • Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

    11/25/2015 5:33:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Emily B Hager and Mark Mazzett
    The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran. It is the first combat deployment for a foreign army that the Emirates has quietly built in the desert over the past five years, according to several people currently or formerly involved with the project. The program was once managed by a private company connected to Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, but the people involved in the effort said...
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...
  • ISIS Just Released Chilling New Video Taunting America And Mocking US Soldiers In SICK Way

    11/25/2015 5:28:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    ISIS VIDEO:AMERICA In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with... ISIS has released a new propaganda video that mocks the United States, and even tells the U.S. to “bring it on.” Most disturbingly, ISIS mocks the 18 U.S. soldiers who commit suicide every day. In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with Prozac pills in his hand. It then shows splotches of blood from a soldier who has committed suicide. Meanwhile, the narrator claims that the soldiers are committing suicide because of the fear that ISIS brings in their hearts. The narrator also boasts that ISIS territory is...
  • Was Whoopi Goldberg Right that Hitler Was a Christian?: A Historical Analysis

    11/25/2015 5:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Richard Weikhart
    Whatever one thinks about the controversy over Syrian refugees and ISIS, Whoopi Goldberg's recent comments on national television trying to convince us that Christian refugees are just as scary as Muslims disseminates an idea that circulates widely on the internet, i.e., that Hitler was a Christian. She stated, "There have been a lot of horrifying there have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian." When her interlocutors balked at this, she then defended her position by saying, "He didn't like the Catholics, remember? So he thought of himself as a Christian person." Goldberg apparently doesn't understand that...
  • Obama Jokes About Presidential Race at Turkey Pardoning

    11/25/2015 5:22:51 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News via Reuters ^ | November 25, 2016 | Julia Edwards
    Speaking at his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday, President Barack Obama joked about raising teenage daughters, his critics and the 2016 presidential race. "As you may have heard, for months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House," Obama said.
  • Washington Post: How anti-immigrant attitudes are fueling support for Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 5:16:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | By Michael Tesler
    Political commentators have asserted for months that Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential field is fueled by his anti-immigrant rhetoric. As Thomas Edsall put it: Donald Trump's success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a half-century of Republican policies on race and immigration have made the party the home of an often angry and resentful white constituency -- a constituency that is now politically mobilized in the face of demographic upheaval. This...
  • Credible Source on 9-11 Muslim Celebrations: FBI ( Stacks of "Happy Muslim Calls" )

    11/25/2015 5:16:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    wkrg ^ | Updated: November 25, 2015, 8:58 am | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • Credible Source on 9-11 Muslim Celebrations: FBI

    11/25/2015 5:12:53 PM PST · by GilGil · 17 replies
    WKRG.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump’s claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI’s office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim’s celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were “stacks...
  • Why Can’t We Talk About Islam Honestly?

    11/25/2015 5:12:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/25/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Islam is not a race. Islam is not an ethnicity. Islam is a religion and a political philosophy. And it is distinct from other religions and political philosophies. Pointing this fact out does not make a person obsessed with hatred or racism. A Muslim might hold moderate views or he might hold extreme ones. If we act as if the color of people's skin rather than their beliefs define them, we're engaging in a curiously narrow-minded discussion about one of the world's great faiths -- one that is comprised of all races and many ethnicities. Yet this is exactly the...