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    08/21/2017 2:18:49 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    Prayer Vigil ^ | 8.21.2017 | UMCRevMom
    Please join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind.
  • Direct Election of Senators and the Silent Artillery of Time

    08/21/2017 1:53:52 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I am regularly taken aback by those who think our freedoms should depend on the character of those we elect to political office. If such men exist, then a simple assembly of these angels would do for a government. Grant a few hundred virtuous intellectuals the legislative, executive, and judicial power and be done with it. Why not? In fact, if such men exist, why not empower just one man with the three broad functions? To rely on the virtue alone of our rulers, Article V opponents guarantee a nation not of law, but of men and tyranny. Those who...
  • ANTIFA Mugshots Released After Arrests Made At The Charlottesville Riots

    08/21/2017 1:44:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Twittter ^ | 08/19/17 | Madame
  • Kindly Reminder: Barack Obama’s Family Owned Slaves

    08/21/2017 1:37:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 20, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s ancestors owned slaves. A genealogist at the Library of Congress discovered in 2008 that Barack Obama’s ancestors owned slaves. The Chicago Tribune reported: Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records. The records, which had never been addressed publicly by the Illinois senator or his relatives, were first noted in an ancestry report compiled by William...
  • Today's Toons 8/21/17

    08/21/2017 1:30:35 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/21/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • Game of Thrones 7.06 "Beyond the Wall"

    08/21/2017 1:18:46 AM PDT · by Boomer · 3 replies
    GoT Chat ^ | 8/21/2017 | Self
    Intense episode with an unfortunate twist but Dany and Jon are united in their goals now.
  • It's official: State takes over I-69 Section 5 project

    08/21/2017 1:10:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state has officially taken over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project from I-69 Development Partners.The Indiana Finance Authority announced it had reached an agreement with the private developer in June to take over construction, operation and maintenance of the project after several delays in the completion schedule. To officially take control of the project, the Indiana State Budget Committee had to approve the plans. Additionally, all parties had to endorse a settlement agreement and bondholders had to be paid in full.The finance authority announced Monday it had completed the settlement transaction to terminate the contract with I-69 Development Partners...
  • NASA 2017 Eclipse Livestream

    08/21/2017 1:02:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | August 21, 2017 | NASA
    Solar Eclipse 2017 On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.
  • Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety [deceptive title]

    08/21/2017 12:38:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2017 8:27 PM EDT | Maria Danilova and Jocelyn Gecker
    When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don’t forget that you are a minority. […] As classes begin at colleges and universities across the country, some parents are questioning if their children will be safe on campus in the wake of last weekend’s violent white nationalist protest here. School administrators, meanwhile, are grappling with how to balance students’ physical safety with free speech. […] In an address to students and families on Friday, UVA President Teresa Sullivan welcomed “every person of every race, every gender, every...
  • This map shows if clouds will block the solar eclipse in your state

    08/21/2017 12:32:03 AM PDT · by cba123 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Leanna Garfield
    The United States will see a total solar eclipse on August 21 for the first time in decades. Some people are traveling hundreds of miles to cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee and Salem, Oregon. But there is one thing that could put a damper on the event: clouds. Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, has created a cloud-cover prediction map for the time of the eclipse in every state. Michael Zeiler, a geographer at Esri, is producing new maps every day leading up to the eclipse. (the linked article, shows projected skies...
  • US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

    08/21/2017 12:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2017 4:13 PM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada in late September and back in the United States in October. They did not offer details on the substance of the five-day talks. …
  • Old News: Ghosts of Mississippi: FBI Target Clintonista Terry McAuliffe

    08/21/2017 12:26:46 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1 replies
    Spartareport ^ | 5/24/16
  • Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picks

    08/21/2017 12:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
    Iranian lawmakers on Sunday approved 16 Cabinet members nominated by recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, including the first defense minister unaffiliated with the elite, hard-line Revolutionary Guard in 25 years. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 16 of 17 proposed ministers were approved, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who negotiated the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Oil Minister Began Zanganeh was also approved. The most votes went to Gen. Amir Hatami for Defense Minister, with 261 out of 288 who voted. He will be the first defense minister with no ties to the hard-line Revolutionary Guard in nearly...
  • Baader-Meinhof terrorist may have worked for the Stasi [Antifa parent group spied for East Germany]

    08/21/2017 12:08:24 AM PDT · by Fedora · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/01/2011
    [Subtitle: German media claims Horst Mahler identified as an informant for East German secret police in leaked report into 1967 shooting]He is one of the most paradoxical and notorious figures in modern German history: a social democrat lawyer turned leftwing terrorist who went to prison, turned to Maoism and then came out as a far-right nationalist.Now there is another twist: Horst Mahler, a founding member of the Red Army Faction, was also a Stasi informant.According to German newspaper reports, the revelation comes from a leaked report by state prosecutors re-investigating the shooting of a pacifist by a Berlin policeman during...
  • Why Do White People Want Me to Call Them Racist?

    08/20/2017 11:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    AUGUST 18, 2017 | ISSAC J. BAILEY
    Why Do White People Want Me to Call Them Racist?
  • Emails show lobbying firm had wide reach during de Blasio's first term

    As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff first learned to navigate the city’s vast bureaucracy, they sought regular help from an eager lobbying firm that had much to gain in return. Commissioners and employees across city agencies solicited the advice of the firm Capalino + Company to shape policy, raise funds for events and answer technical questions on myriad aspects of municipal government, according to thousands of pages of emails reviewed by POLITICO New York. The emails, obtained through a records request, show Capalino's stable of lobbyists was so entrenched in the minutiae of de Blasio's first term, they formed an...
  • Those Who Want to Live Only With Whites Should Go Back to Ancestors' Homelands

    08/20/2017 11:15:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 08/20/17 | Reasonmclucus
    This post is a partial summary of the preceding post which contains links for some of the information. The white person's continent is Europe, not American. North America has been a melting pot since the Spanish arrived 500 years ago with African slaves whom they sometimes mated with. The first documented marriage of an African to a North American occurred in Florida in 1525. In British North America the "melting pot" began a century later at Jamestown. The small populations in the early Virginia communities meant that people often had to marry across the black, white and red color lines....
  • Why saying only white people can be racist is really stupid by Zo Rachel

    08/20/2017 11:07:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/19/17 | Alfonso Rachel
    Video at link.
  • NTSB working with VSP to investigate helicopter crash

    08/20/2017 11:06:37 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies
    Newsplex, WRiC 8 News ABC ^ | 8/14/17 | Unstated
    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an update on the fatal helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police troopers on Saturday. According to the statement released Monday afternoon, the helicopter was providing a continuous video feed of activities on the ground during the Unite the Right rally, along with several other helicopters. The helicopter had left from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport just before 4 p.m. and was in the downtown area until about 4:45 p.m. when it was redirected to provide support for a motorcade that was transporting Governor Terry McAuliffe. According to...
  • This Squid Ice Cream Cone Is a Lot to Process

    08/20/2017 10:33:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Greg Morabito
    An impressively weird dessert washes ashore in New ZealandAn ice cream shop in Auckland, New Zealand is taking the burgeoning goth dessert trend to new heights by serving a giant chocolate-dipped cone with a mantle and menacing tentacles protruding from the top of creamy sphere. The chef at Giapo Kitchen thought that this undeniably phallic treat would be a nice way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Colossal Squid’s arrival at the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa. Here’s a clip of the chocolate tentacles being inserted into the cone after it’s dipped: The squid dessert is just as spooky...