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  • Obama Thanksgiving dinner put on lockdown as man draped in the American flag jumps the White ...

    11/26/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The Obama's Thanksgiving celebrations had to be cut short after a man draped in the American flag jumped the fence of the White House. President Obama and his family were tucking into their turkey dinner when they were put on lockdown so the Secret Service could conduct a sweep of the grounds following the security breach. CNN reports that Joseph Caputo - who was wearing a baseball shirt, gloves and the flag as a cape when he hopped the fence - was immediately taken into custody.
  • The Strategy the Left is Using to Try and Take Down Ted Cruz

    11/26/2015 4:17:10 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | November 26, 2015 | Rob Knowles
    I’ve been wondering for several months how the left would tackle Ted Cruz should he eventually rise in the polls as I expected he would. Looking at his candidacy, he’s been sterling. However, as the left does, they find an angle on a conservative candidate, and drive it into the depths of hell. Regarding Cruz, I think I finally see where they’re going to go.Up until this point, Cruz didn’t pose a threat to the left; he was middle-of-the-pack. I–as well as many conservatives–knew he would eventually rise, threatening the elites in the Democratic Party, as well as the establishment...
  • Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

    11/26/2015 4:09:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 11/26/15 | Andrew Orlowski
    “Anonymity is like virginity. You don't get it back once you've lost it,” writes one Register reader on Microsoft’s latest raid on your privacy.Microsoft pulled a major update for Windows after it blew away the user's privacy settings, allowing app developers and advertisers to glean the user’s identity. But that’s only part of the story, which gets murkier by the day.We already knew Windows 10 Threshold deleted third-party data monitoring tools and cleanup tools, including stalwarts like Spybot and CCleaner. It even disabled Cisco’s VPN software. Just a bug, said Microsoft.Two bugs would be a puzzling coincidence – but something...
  • Obama Administration Announces 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. Obama’s Politically Timed Agenda Releases Agenda – Release Date Fall 2012 – December 21 (Friday before Christmas) Spring 2013 – July 3 (day before Independence Day) Fall 2013 – November 27 (day before Thanksgiving) Spring 2014 – May 23 (Friday...
  • Boom! Ted Cruz’s Thanksgiving Message is Presidential… Obama’s is Nothing but Stuffing

    11/26/2015 3:56:29 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Ted Cruz embodies the true spirit of America. Obama – what a turkey. Cruz addressed our rich history and how it began with the pilgrims who gave their lives to start our country. He speaks of fighting the Revolutionary War and winning against all odds, overcoming slavery and winning two World Wars to help free the world. He spoke of George Washington and his faith in God. Cruz praised the military, police, firefighters, first responders, parents, pastors and teachers. He spoke of sacrifice and honor. Above all, Cruz spoke of our religious freedom and our great country… all of that...
  • US soldiers in Syria to back anti-IS Kurds: Kurdish sources

    11/26/2015 3:44:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | AFP
    US soldiers are in Kobane, the town in northern Syria nearly destroyed in fierce fighting with the Islamic State group, to train Kurdish forces to battle the jihadists, Kurdish sources said Thursday. Mustapha Abdi, an activist in the town on the Turkish border, told AFP the American instructors had arrived "in recent hours", in what is the first official deployment of US ground troops in Syria. A source with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said the Americans would help plan offensives against two Syrian cities held by IS -- Jarablus and the jihadists' Syrian "capital", Raqa.
  • Family earning over $1 million living in NYC public housing

    11/26/2015 3:40:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies ^ | november 25, 2015 | myles miller
    PIX11 Investigates has found over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments. "They should move them out," said Carmen Santiago, an Alfred E. Smith Houses resident. Housing records obtained by PIX11 Investigates show a family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 in monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment. The household's annual income was $497,911 and the head of household owned real estate "that produced $790,534 in rental income between 2009 and 2013," according to a report by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....
  • Rebels without a Cause - The Ungrateful Generation

    11/26/2015 3:31:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    In the last two weeks, the news has been inundated with stories concerning the Paris attacks, the manhunts in Belgium and France, the subsequent ISIS threats to US and NATO and Russian interests across the globe and the seemingly infinite bad news from the Middle East. The story of campus protests across this country, which had been in the forefront of media coverage, has taken a back stage to much more important things. Nevertheless, the story is still there and the question of why college students are protesting at all, is mystifying. It is important to examine this on Thanksgiving,...
  • Our evil planet kills countless humans every year – why bother to save it?

    11/26/2015 3:30:30 PM PST · by ground_fog · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Colin Quinn
    If this planet exploded tomorrow I wouldn’t shed a tear. Environmentalists say evil mankind is destroying a beautiful God-given place. Really? Mudslides, earthquakes and twisters kill millions (thousands) of people every year. Innocent planet? I judge by deeds not words. Yes, pollutants kill. But so do rockslides. If you talk to the average resident of a natural disaster location, they will be glad to tell you the planet has done as much evil as the average multinational in terms of lives taken in their local community.

    11/26/2015 3:30:25 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 24, 2015 | ELLA MORTON
    Detail from the cover of Scientific American's March 9, 1907 issue, which had a glowing article about the telharmonium. (Image:'s a tumultuous time for streaming music services. One of the year's biggest albums, Adele's 25, was released on November 20, but not made available on Apple Music, Spotify, or any other streaming app by the artist's own decision. On November 23, music service Rdio, the first smartphone-era music streaming service to try to crack the U.S. market, began winding down after five years of struggling to attract paying subscribers.Rdio, however, was not the first service to allow American subscribers to stream music from their phones. That honor goes to the...

    11/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 26, 2015 | ALLISON MEIER
    Tony Sarg & an elephant balloon (via the procession of bands, balloons, and high-production spectacles makes its annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, let's time travel back to the 1920s to the innovative puppeteer who made the inflatable characters part of the American holiday.The Macy's parade started in 1924, but in 1927 its collaboration with Tony Sarg took things way up a few whimsical notches. Working with fellow puppeteer Bil Baird, a 60-foot balloon dragon, tottering Felix the Cat, hummingbird, and other buoyant wonders made their way down the Manhattan streets, and the crowds went wild.As Jimmy Stamp wrote at Smithsonian Magazine, these...
  • Relentless Russia bombs 450 ISIS targets wiping out hundreds of jihadis

    11/26/2015 3:16:32 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Jeremy Culley
    Vladimir Putin was furious when one of his country's jets was downed after flying close to, or in, according to conflicting reports, Turkish air space. But he has not allowed that diplomatic row deter his air force pounding ISIS targets in Syria. Since Monday, the Russian forces have performed 134 combat sorties, targeting 449 objects across eight Syrian provinces, including Raqqa, the de-facto ISIS capital. They also said a wave of strikes in the region one Russian pilot died and another had to be rescued had seized crucial weapons trafficking routes from ISIS. A Russian Ministry of Defence spokesman said:...
  • Putin: Turkey 'knew downed fighter jet was Russian'

    11/26/2015 3:13:53 PM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | November 26, 2015
    Russia has rejected Turkey's claims that it did not know the plane it shot down on the Syria border was Russian. President Vladimir Putin said Russian planes were easily identifiable and the jet's flight co-ordinates had been passed on to Turkey's ally, the US. Turkey's president said earlier if it had known the plane was Russian "maybe we would have warned it differently".
  • Rubio Calls For U.S. to Defend Turkey Against Russia

    11/26/2015 3:11:07 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 69 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 11/26/2015 | Humter Wallace
    This type of insane rhetoric alone should be enough to disqualify Rubio as a legitimate candidate for president: "It is important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question," Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News. "If Russia believes that they can respond and retaliate against Turkey because NATO is not going to do anything about it, what they are basically doing is making the argument that NATO is no longer viable, that it is a...
  • German Bishops’ Site Accused of 'Lazy Slander' Against Church in Africa

    11/26/2015 3:04:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/26/15 | Staff Reporter
    African Catholics 'accept simple answers to difficult questions', says editor of bishops' websiteThe editor of the German bishops' website has said that the Catholic Church continues to grow in Africa because of a lack of education and because Africans have nothing else in their life, according to First Things. Bjorn Odendahl, writing at in an article entitled "The Romantic, Poor Church", said: "So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often have nothing else but their faith. "It grows because the educational situation there is on average...
  • World’s poorest hit hard as climate-related disasters put food security, jobs at risk: UN

    11/26/2015 3:04:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Eric Reguly
    Natural disasters triggered by climate change are increasing in frequency and hitting farmers in the developing world especially hard, threatening food security and employment in the poorest regions, the United Nations said in a new report. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, called Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security, was released Thursday, four days before the official start of the Paris climate-change conference, where the developing world will seek hundreds of billions of dollars in funding from wealthy countries to adapt to, and overcome losses from, potentially catastrophic climate change. Concerns that climate-related losses could rise...
  • Trump denies mocking disabled reporter (still controlling the narrative)

    11/26/2015 2:48:04 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 127 replies ^ | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he does not know the disabled New York Times reporter he is accused of mocking. "I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovaleski is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence," Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday. "I don't know if he's J.J. Watt or Muhammad Ali in his prime--or somebody of less athletic or physical ability." Trump cited an article written by Kovaleski in 2001, when he wrote for The Washington Post, that appeared to corroborate the businessman's story of seeing Arab-Americans in New Jersey celebrating...
  • Police Bust Weekly Mahjong Game Played By Elderly Women

    11/26/2015 2:20:39 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 57 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | November 24, 2015
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. () Police in Florida busted a game of mahjong in Florida at a condominium clubhouse. The group accused of the crime: four women between the ages of 87 and 95. King says word spread about their weekly gathering and that a "troublemaker" in the community called the police citing a law that prohibits playing the game for money. Police closed the clubhouse. After a bit of investigating, officials came to the conclusion that there is no ordinance prohibiting mahjong gambling of that nature.
  • Why Call Names? An Answer to Olavo de Carvalho

    11/26/2015 2:16:48 PM PST · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Why Call Names? An Answer to Olavo de Carvalho By Julio Severo Public comment by Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho in his Facebook profile (posted on November 25, 2015): "Pope Francis may really be collaborating with globalist ambitions, but the World Council of Churches (which is Protestant) was already collaborating forty years ago. This the scoundrel Julio Severo does not tell." His comment was posted hours after I spread publicly in my Facebook the publication, in Barbwire, of my article "Catholic Church Paid Millions in Dollars to Facilitate Immigrant Invasion in U.S." In this article, no profanity was used...
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

    11/26/2015 2:11:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-26-15 | Wordsmith
    Oh, wait....wrong Turkey. quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one's which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest. No harm, no foul, however fowl. While I am sympathetic to the plight of Syrian refugees and consider some of the rhetoric against allowing these refugees into the States to be tinged with hysteria, exaggerations, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, I also find legitimate concerns as well....
  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 7 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • Ethiopian man will arrive in a self-made airplane on his wedding

    11/26/2015 1:01:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    India Today ^ | 11-26-2015 | Sanjana Agnihotri
    On November 28, the fearless Ethiopian will make a flying debut and marry his fiance Seble Bekele the moment he lands. This will be his second attempt after he first taxied to a runway 40 kilometers but a broken propeller ruined his chance of flying. However, Asmelash Zeferu is all set with a new engine that doubles his power to 78 horsepower and has even sought professional advice for flying. Flying has always been a dream for Zeferu, since childhood he wanted to become a pilot but he had to meet with disappointment when he got to know he did...
  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‘Haunted House’ Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • Terrorists in Su-24 search operation area killed - Russian Defense Ministry

    11/26/2015 12:33:18 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | RT Staff
    Russian and Syrian military have killed terrorists in the search area of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "The moment our pilot was in safety the area was heavily bombed by the Russian Air Force and shelled by Syrian government forces artillery," ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov told a media briefing.He stressed that terrorists and other "mysterious groups" were killed in the assault.The Russian Air Force base in Latakia has been reinforced with an S-400 SAM system, which was deployed on Thursday. "Now we are going to ensure the safety of our planes fighting...
  • Donald J. Trump statement on reporter Serge Kovaleski

    11/26/2015 12:22:55 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 51 replies
    twitter ^ | 11-26-15 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump statement on reporter Serge kovalesk
  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 57 replies
    The ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • Hollande Says He and Putin Agreed to Coordinate Strikes on Islamic State Group

    11/26/2015 12:22:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11-26-2015 | AP
  • Record 3.5 Million Defy Terror Fears to Watch the Spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

    11/26/2015 12:13:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
  • Thanksgiving 1947 With Jack Benny

    11/26/2015 12:04:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Jack Benny, et al
    In the early 1930s, more than 60 years before Seinfeld, there was Jack Benny. His was the first show about nothing. He had wacky neighbors who showed up randomly. He had a a group of eccentric friends. He played a comedian but we rarely heard him perform. Jack was perhaps the inventor of the situation comedy as we know it. In the 1950s the show moved to television, where it was very successful. Seinfeld was a reprise of the Jack Benny Show. Several drop-in characters were performed by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny).Here’s the Thanksgiving Day episode from 1947.Note:...
  • School study finds racial gap in salad bar use

    11/26/2015 12:04:14 PM PST · by euram · 83 replies
    Tulane University ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Carolyn Scofield
    Researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center found that 60 percent of New Orleans students surveyed utilized salad bars in 12 public schools. But white and other minority students were twice as likely to use salad bars as African-American students.
  • Top 10 Firearms Deals on Black Friday

    11/26/2015 11:56:25 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Liz Sheld
    Are you looking for a reason to shop on Black Friday? I'm skipping it, like I do every year. I'm too much of a princess to stand out in the cold and I certainly don't like to wait in line. But I do love a good deal, especially a good deal on firearms. So if you haven't entirely ruled out some Black Friday madness, here are some deals on firearms that might motivate you to participate in the American tradition of freezing outside while you wait for bargains. Gander Mountain I love, love, love Gander Mountain. It's my first stop...
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 60 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • The Veteran's Perspective - Valor cannot be Stolen

    11/26/2015 11:44:24 AM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 25, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We have been asked to provide the Veteran’s Perspective on the topic of “stolen valor” … well, it is a diversion from the issue of Radical Islamic Terrorism and frankly a good way to help us all head into the Thanksgiving holiday on the proper note. Here goes … Must Be a Sad Illness – To those of us who have served in combat and must deal with the “blessings” and the “burdens” that come with that service it is completely inconceivable that somebody would want to lie about having been to combat. We know firsthand that in reality there...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • This is how VW will fix its Diesel engines

    11/26/2015 11:41:53 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-15 | Cars
    So machen wir es.
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • Brave Muslim woman’s VIRAL video boldly reveals truth; ISIS are ‘perfect Muslims’

    11/26/2015 11:23:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Steve Berman
    >Image: Facebook/Silence is Consent A woman, who grew up as a Muslim in the Middle East, spelled out what jihad is really about in a video that has now gone viral.The nearly nine-minute video was posted Saturday on a Facebook page called “Silence is Consent,” and, as of Wednesday, has already garnered 360,000 views. The unnamed woman begins her lesson with “seeing how people won’t stop being dimwits, I’m going to have to spell this out for you.”“Islam is not a race, it’s a religion,” she continued, adding that it doesn’t mean you’re a racist if you say that Muslims...
  • Feds initiate aircraft noise studies (FAA Next Gen)

    11/26/2015 11:14:33 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/25/2015 | Alicia Castro
    In response to public outcry over aircraft noise above Los Altos and other Bay Area cities, the Federal Aviation Administration last week issued a plan to consider changes to flight traffic. The FAA in October began analyzing potential modifications to its aircraft paths, including offshore routes, higher-altitude travel and reduced nighttime operations. "I welcome this important first step the FAA has developed," said U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, who worked alongside Reps. Sam Farr and Jackie Speier to engage the FAA. Eshoo said FAA leadership would follow up with community meetings through the representatives' offices to explain the plan to...
  • Blessed Thanksgiving to all. [FReepathon thread]

    11/26/2015 11:13:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Hoping everyone is having a Blessed Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for. We thank God for this blessed day and this bountiful earth and for all His wondrous creations. We thank God for our families and friends and pray for their health, happiness and well-being. We thank God for our nation and our freedom and our leaders and our troops who sacrifice so much to keep us free, and we pray for them and their families. And we thank God for our many FRiends on Free Republic and for your love for God, family, country, freedom. Our continued...
  • Shaming Thanksgiving Shoppers - Because it Needs to be Done!!! - BULLHORNING BLACK FRIDAY ZOMBIES

    11/26/2015 11:05:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Dice
    Shoppers camping outside of Best Buy on Wednesday evening Thanksgiving Eve got a surprise. OPERATION SHAME THANKSGIVING SHOPPERS HAS BEGUN! These Black Friday and Brown Thursday zombies need to be shamed. These parasites are ruining the Thanksgiving tradition in America.
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • Elmo Williams, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'High Noon,' Dies at 102

    11/26/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Elmo Williams, the celebrated Hollywood film editor who won an Academy Award for his clockwork, minute-by-minute efforts on the classic 1952 Gary Cooper Western High Noon, has died. He was 102. Williams, who received another Oscar nom for his editing on the 1954 sci-fi film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Brookings on the coast of Oregon ...
  • Trump vindicated? WaPo factchecker outed for spin

    11/26/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 11/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    In a rather bizarre twist on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump - the one about his claims of seeing New Jersey Muslims cheer the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on America's soil - the Washington Post's own factchecker on the story was forced to explain his Pinocchio characterization of the presidential candidate and clarify why he left out a crucial fact: that his very own newspaper actually reported on the alleged cheers. First, a run-down: Trump raised eyebrows this past week by claiming on several occasions to have seen thousands of Muslims on television cheering the 2001 terror attacks....
  • Why a Georgia sheriff posted this 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Lindsey Bever
    Drive through western Georgia on State Route 116 and you might notice an unusual declaration on a welcome sign: Harris County is not politically correct. The sign, which went up earlier this week, cheerfully welcomes visitors to the county — and then warns them. "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect," the sign states. "We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you ... LEAVE!" Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley put up the sign because, he said, over the years he has seen "the silent majority” grow...
  • Seizing Opportunities (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:40:36 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). Seize opportunities every day to glorify God. In one of the cities of ancient Greece stood a statue carved by Lysippos, a famous Greek sculptor from the fourth century B.C. The statue had wings on its feet and a great lock of hair on its forehead and was bald on the back of its head. This is how it was described: Who . . . was thy sculptor? Lysippos . . . And who art thou? Occasion [or opportunity], the all-subduer . . . Why hast thou...
  • Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant

    11/26/2015 10:37:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tyrone Siu
    Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan. But she said she attempted to enter the country anyway based on a rule that allows Canadian...
  • Yes, I bought an electric car

    11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 115 replies
    11/26/2015 | Ctyankee
    The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago. I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle. Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed. Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it. it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc. Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should...
  • Rejecting the World's Passing Pleasures (from "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:35:45 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin" (Heb. 11:24-25). The world has little to offer compared to the riches of Christ. For forty years Moses enjoyed the best of everything Egypt had to offer: formidable wealth, culture, education, and prestige (Acts 7:22). Yet he never forgot God's promises toward his own people, Israel. Then, "when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons...
  • Turkey Drop: A Thanksgiving Tradition Since 1978 (WKRP Classic)

    11/26/2015 10:34:12 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/30/1978 | Les Nessman
    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks...