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  • Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' In The West

    01/12/2018 11:20:11 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a non-Muslim (generally a Christian or Jew) who falls under Islamic rule and, as a price for maintaining their religion, accepts an inferior social standing. Simply put, the dhimmi must know his or her place and never rock the boat, including by seeking equal rights with Muslims. While this is the classic and...
  • Trump's Explicit Language Nothing New for US Presidents

    01/12/2018 11:11:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Doug Wead
    The national media is in an uproar over the president's alleged comments about why we are promoting immigration from "s***hole countries" while shutting the door for so many immigrants from more advanced nations. According to the media, there are two issues here. One is the president's language, which they consider inappropriate. And second is the whole issue of who should get favored immigration advantages. Ahem, let me offer a little perspective. Having interviewed six presidents and hosted them in my home and traveled with them on Air Force One, and on commercial aircraft, and in private jets and car caravans...
  • Despite tough stance on immigration, Trump’s companies hire many foreigners

    01/12/2018 10:58:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 54 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Brenda Medina
    As a candidate and as president, Donald Trump’s position and comments on immigration have been controversial. But while the president condemns illegal immigration and eliminates protections for some immigrant groups, his companies depend on foreign labor, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. At least one Trump hotel also depends on immigrant labor or descendants of immigrants: Trump National Doral Miami. During a campaign event in October 2016, Trump said that 80 percent of the hotel’s employees are Latinos, according to a Los Angeles Times report. At the event, Trump encouraged his hotel employees “to step forward with...
  • The Great Winter of 2017-2018 and the Hypocrisy of Climate Alarmists

    01/12/2018 10:47:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Vijay Jayara
    As record lows gripped many parts of the U.S. and Canada, the global warming elitists scrambled to announce to the world that climate change was the driving force behind the freezing weather. Inevitably, their claims have exposed the hypocrisy of the global warming cult that has instilled fear among the public. Temperatures in many parts of the Atlantic U.S. went down drastically last week. Canada was not an exception, with record lows registered in many provinces since November last year. While some forecasts in December predicted a colder than usual winter due to the polar vortex inversion, the drop in...
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Lubumbashi to Kinshasa

    01/12/2018 10:45:31 PM PST · by KJC1 · 37 replies ^ | October 10, 2010
    I saw this account mentioned by another Freeper earlier, and I can't remember who it was or on what thread, but I spent hours reading this. It is the travel journal, essentially, of a Belgian couple who drove across the Congo. I'm not even all the way through it, but found it interesting enough to post. Thank you to the FReeper who posted this link today; I'm sorry I can't credit you with finding this as I truly can't recall who you are.
  • Dog Who Walked 40 Miles Back to Family Has New Home in Texas

    01/12/2018 10:44:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 12, 2018
    Eventually the humane society matched the dog with a family in Winnsboro, TexasA Great Pyrenees mix named Cathleen has a new home in Texas after she made two 20-mile trips back to the family that surrendered her. Cathleen's original owners, living in Seminole, Oklahoma, were forced to surrender the 6-year-old dog due to health issues and a landlord that didn't allow pets. They gave her to a family in Prague, Oklahoma. During the first four months with her new family, Cathleen escaped, twice, to make the 20-mile journey back to Seminole to see her previous owners. That's when Seminole Humane...
  • Julian Assange Tweets Checkmate?

    01/12/2018 10:41:11 PM PST · by MNDude · 98 replies
    Assange just tweeted a picture of a chess board. And that's an expert at chess, but it looks like the black player has one or two moves remaining. What's happening?
  • Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter told authorities she helped load ammo (tr)

    01/12/2018 10:40:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter, informed authorities she occasionally helped Stephen Paddock load ammunition into magazines and, as a result, her fingerprints were probably on some bullets, according to unsealed court documents. No evidence suggested “criminal involvement” by Danley at the time the Oct. 3 document was published, but investigators also did not rule out the possibility. Danley was out of the country in the Philippines to visit her family when the Oct. 1 attack occurred. The documents appear to show Paddock exchanged emails about purchasing rifles and bump stocks several months before the attack. A...
  • Victim of Gift Card Scheme Says He Was Penalized for Trying to Get His Money Back

    01/12/2018 10:40:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 1/12 | Wayne Carter
    A North Texas man says he was a victim of a gift card scam and that he was penalized when he tried to get his money back. Tracey Sanders is a huge football fan. His love for the game is seen in the banners and jerseys all over his home. You can usually find him in front of the big screen, during football season, catching the game. "I stick with DirecTV because of the NFL package, the football game package," said Sanders. Just before the holidays he got a phone call and recognized the 877 number on the caller ID...
  • Pembroke Pines Police Officer Wrangles 12-Foot Python

    01/12/2018 10:25:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 12, 2018
    Massive snake found in Chapel Trail area near U.S. 27 and Johnson StreetA Pembroke Pines Police officer had his hands full when he responded to a call of a massive Burmese python Thursday night. Officer Cabrera responded to the Chapel Trail area near U.S. 27 and Johnson Street where he encountered the 12 and a half foot snake. Cabrera was able to wrangle the python and take it to a police station until a licensed python remover arrived. Officers from the department even posed for a photo with the massive snake. The department warned residents to not approach pythons but...
  • California Proposes Dodgy State-Run Charity Scheme

    01/12/2018 10:25:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Jamie Gregora
    The California state Senate is currently considering a bill that would devolve many of the state’s responsibilities to a state-sponsored charity. The Republican tax plan that passed late last year abolished many deductions, including one that allowed taxpayers to deduct state and local income taxes from their taxable income. The result will be that residents of high-tax states will begin to feel the financial burden of their state’s taxes. But while state and local income taxes are no longer deductible, charitable contributions are. As as a result, the California State Senate is currently considering SB 227, the Protect California Taxpayers...
  • Lindsey Graham called Mexico, other countries ‘hellholes’ in 2013 immigration debate

    01/12/2018 10:17:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of those in the meeting Thursday where President Trump reportedly called some developing nations “sh—hole” countries, used similar language himself during the last big immigration debate, calling Mexico and other Latin American nations “hellholes.” The South Carolina Republican was arguing for the need for stiffer enforcement to stop a new wave of illegal immigrants, blaming the jobs magnet for enticing millions of people to flee their home countries for the U.S. “The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes. They don’t like that. They want to come here. Our problem is we can’t have...
  • Teens Fall Ill After Eating Laundry Detergent, Then Post to Social Media

    01/12/2018 10:13:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/12 | Brandon Lopez
    A new social media challenge is going viral, but this time, it’s causing a health hazards to those participating. “The Tide POD Challenge” has many filming themselves chewing a Tide POD detergent packet and then posting their reactions to social media. But many health professionals advise against participating in this challenge, as it could cause some serious health complications. Tide detergent pods are small packages of highly concentrated laundry detergent replace traditional bottled laundry detergent. Bear Slices SW Florida Man's Face While Walking Dog The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that more than 10,000 children five and younger...
  • Chipotle Promising to Pay Top Executives up to $1 Mln if They Don't Ditch the Chain Before New CEO

    01/12/2018 10:09:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Chipotle is promising to pay top executives up to $1 million if they don't ditch the chain before it finds a new CEOChipotle is paying more than $1.6 million to make sure executives don't jump ship before the struggling burrito chain finds a new CEO. On Friday, Chipotle reported in an SEC filing that it had entered into retention agreements with certain executives to convince them to stay at the chain as it searches for a replacement for founder Steve Ells. As part of the agreement, Chipotle will pay CFO Jack Hartung $1 million if he stays at Chipotle for...
  • Trump’s ‘Sh**hole’ Comments Double Down on Identity Politics

    01/12/2018 10:08:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | David French
    Once again expressing hostility toward entire groups of immigrants, he further damages American political culture.The president of the United States should not, by word or deed, communicate that he is hostile to or disdainful of entire classes of the American population. It doesn’t matter if such divisive rhetoric helps him win elections, nor if the reaction of his opponents is often overblown. As president, his obligation remains the same: Make your case without demonizing whole groups of people. This shouldn’t be difficult for conservatives to understand. It’s an argument they’ve been making against Democrats for the better part of a...
  • The Democrats Have a “Dossier” Problem, and It Will Not Go Away…

    01/12/2018 10:06:57 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 12, 2018 | sundance
    Journalist Kimberley A. Strassel is one of the few mainstream journalists writing about the collaborative 2016 DOJ/FBI “Trump Operation” with a sense of what is to come.  Strassel likely understands where the story is going, and appears to have a solid grasp on the evidence trail, yet necessarily writes cautiously – the stakes are indeed quite high. Today Strassel writes about the need for the Democrats to rehabilitate the Steele Dossier because the alternative origin, the truthful origin to the counterintelligence operation over the campaign of candidate Donald Trump, is a stunning political risk. Two weeks ago the New York Times narrative said the Steele Dossier...
  • Catholic Caucus" Daily Mass Readings, 01-13-18, OM, St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    01/12/2018 9:55:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 01-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 13, 2018 Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish,who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror,son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite.He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man.There was no other child of Israel more handsome than Saul;he stood head and shoulders above the people. Now the asses of Saul's father, Kish, had wandered off.Kish said to his son Saul, "Take one of the servants with youand go out and hunt for the asses."Accordingly...
  • 5 Myths About Christianity

    01/12/2018 9:52:18 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Michael Foley
    As you may have gathered, many of the accusations against Christianity are based on the misconstruing of its teachings or its historical legacy. Fulton J. Sheen once observed that there are not “one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.’ What Sheen said over fifty years ago about the perception of Catholicism in America can now be said about Christianity in much of Western society today. 1. Biblical patriarchy is little more than a mask for men’s will to power.Christian teaching...
  • Making Sense of Radiohead’s Nonsensical Copyright Dispute With Lana Del Rey

    01/12/2018 9:50:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dee Lockett
    In what’s threatening to become the next “Blurred Lines,” there’s a new hotly contested copyright dispute brewing that involves two powerful names in music, as well as one of the defining songs of the ’90s. Lana Del Rey revealed last weekend that Radiohead is suing her over similarities between her Lust for Life album closer “Get Free” and the band’s most-known hit, “Creep.” In her tweet, she accused Radiohead of coming after an astounding 100 percent of the song’s publishing rights after she said she had offered 40 percent, saying “their lawyers have been relentless,” with the possibility that the...
  • Blatant Blue State Hypocrisy

    01/12/2018 9:44:34 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and their union and pressure group comrades in arms. Their hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny seem to have no boundaries, especially on fiscal responsibility, energy and climate change. Amid the seventh year of a “New York is open for business” advertising campaign that has spent $354 million thus far, they are presiding over tax and regulatory regimes, mountains of debt, intransigent public sector unions, anti-nuclear, anti-fossil fuel energy policies that are anything but business friendly – and press conferences that...