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  • Russia: The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern

    01/22/2018 10:41:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    “The prospect of regime change is a serious concern. The Kremlin understands that (U.S. President Donald) Trump is unpredictable. They felt more secure with Barack Obama that he would not take any action that would explode the situation, but with Trump they don’t know.” Kortunov, the think-tank chief close to the Russian Foreign Ministry, said he did not think the Kremlin’s defense of Kim Jong Un was based on any personal affection or support for North Korea’s leadership, likening Moscow’s pragmatic backing to that it has given Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s position was motivated by a belief the status...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/19/2018 1:50:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    AP News ^ | January 19, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • The Girl Who Lied About Hijab Attack Deserves An Apology (barf alert)

    01/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Danielle S. McLaughlin
    There is a girl in Toronto who needs a lot of patience and understanding. This 11-year-old child made a mistake that grew and grew until it became an international story. She told her family, her school and the police that a stranger had followed her and attacked her with scissors, slashing her hijab. Twice. The child's brother reported that he had been witness to it all. The girl described her attacker and the event in some detail. The man was Asian, he was smiling, he was dressed in black, the scissors had a blue handle. After the police went to...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • [FALSE NEWS] Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing

    01/16/2018 8:03:35 PM PST · by dvan · 50 replies
    newsweek ^ | 1/16/2018 | Kate Sheridan
    These numbers put him at increased risk of heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke, according to joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. However, Jackson said on Friday that Trump's heart health was also excellent. “He falls into a category that portends years of event-free living,” he said.
  • Durbin Apologizes for Remarks on Abuse (Flashback)

    01/15/2018 4:17:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2005 | Shailagh Murray
    Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday offered a tearful apology on the Senate floor for comparing the alleged abuse of prisoners by American troops to techniques used by the Nazis, the Soviets and the Khmer Rouge, as he sought to quell a frenzy of Republican-led criticism. Durbin, the Democratic whip, acknowledged that "more than most people, a senator lives by his words" but that "occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail words." Choking up, he said: "Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them, I extend my heartfelt apologies." He singled out the victims...
  • Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk (Funniest Experiment Ever)

    01/07/2018 10:14:03 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-4-2013 | Ted Blog
    What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? Watch what happens. An excerpt from the TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals."
  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • History as Therapy: Alternative History and Nationalist Imaginings in Russia (Post-Soviet Society)

    01/14/2018 2:17:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    University of Wollongong, Australia ^ | 2014 | Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown
    "For Russians disillusioned with their initial experience of capitalism and democracy, alternative history offered a therapy in which the problems of today gave way to new images of past glory." In 2009, we wrote a book entitled Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past. Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History. Its focus was the explosion of 'alternative' history, a publishing phenomenon that emerged in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The leading light in this movement was, and remains, Anatolii Fomenko, a Sovietera mathematician who claimed that the standard historical chronology was hopelessly inaccurate and...
  • The Ladies vs. the Mullahs

    01/14/2018 11:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Manda Zand Ervin
    No one knows her name, but a young Iranian woman waving a white scarf has become a symbol of almost forty years of struggle by Iranian women, protesting the gender apartheid that clerics brought to our country, overnight, in the winter of 1979. She waved a white scarf in the air as a symbol of peaceful defiance and a campaign, #MyStealthyFreedom, of women fighting for their right to feel the wind in their hair in Iran, the country of my birth. The reaction of the paramilitary forces of the regime has not been so peaceful, with this young woman allegedly...
  • Why the Iranian people love Putin?

    01/13/2018 9:13:45 PM PST · by NorseViking · 3 replies
    Yeni Safak ^ | December 16, 2015 | Abdullah Muradoglu
    How can you explain the fact that interest in Putin in Iran has turned into a strong feeling? What does Putin do to deserve this love? A lot of things. Right from his first term as prime minister (in 1999), Putin started to kill off Muslims in the Caucasus. Now he is killing Muslims in Syria. He indiscriminately showered a hail of missiles on everyone who oppose the regime of Assad. But, we must pay attention to his consistency, Putin kills only the Sunnis. On Friday's sermons in Iran, the mullahs actively praise Russia and sling mud on Turkey a...
  • Russia foils massive attack on its Syrian bases by electronically “controlling” 6 drones

    01/08/2018 3:31:43 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 21 replies
    Debka ^ | Jan 8, 2018
    Russia foils massive attack on its Syrian bases by electronically “controlling” 6 drones, downing seven The Defense Ministry in Moscow revealed on Monday, Jan. 8: A massive terrorist drone attack on Russian military and naval bases in Syria was thwarted by electronic measures and anti-air weapon fire. The statement said that overnight on Jan. 6, Syrian “militants” (terrorists) sent a large swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles to attack Russia’s Tartus Naval base and Khmeimim air base. Russian defenses took control of six drones and its Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun system shot down another seven. .... they used electronic measures...
  • Showdown in Moscow looms

    12/30/2017 11:43:57 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | L. Todd Wood
    If there is one thing the Russian leadership despises, and fears, it is civil unrest. The “color revolutions” of recent decades in Ukraine and elsewhere, along with the “Arab Spring,” have shown Moscow in real time what can happen when a political movement spirals beyond control. The Russian people have seen their standards of living decline, and social services cut in favor of military spending over the last several years. In short, the trappings exist right now for a good old-fashioned spate of civil disobedience. The Kremlin knows this. They thought they had all the T’s crossed and the I’s...
  • Tom Brokaw Declares “We’re At War” After Donald Trump Tweets Another ‘Fox & Friends’ Love Letter

    12/21/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 165 replies
    deadline.com ^ | December 21, 2017 5:45am | by Lisa de Moraes
    Donald Trump this morning tweeted another love letter to Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox and Friends, faux-asking “Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news?” On Wednesday, web site Mediaite had named the FNC morning show the Most Influential In News Media for 2017, topping a list that also included, in reverse order, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Matt Drudge, FNC star Sean Hannity, and CNN chief Jeff Zucker. Mistaking Mediaite’s “most influential” for “best,” Trump crowed that the Trump News Network morning show hosts “deserve it” and that “the many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula...
  • Mexican music over the radio. Austin area and more...

    12/01/2017 6:12:27 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 76 replies
    107.1 FM - Austin, Texas | 1 December 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Fellow Freepers, I have posted before and will post again, the music coming over the Spanish-language stations in the United States is largely intolerable in its content. You need to get a fluently bilingual friend to listen to the Norteno-type "country" Mexican music and report what is heard. Just this afternoon, driving home from work, the music coming from a station in Austin, 107.1 FM, was so bad that I wanted to shut the station down immediately. If such music were produced in the English language with the same messaage towards the Spanish-speaking community as they sing out over our...
  • Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump

    11/01/2017 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump Ellen Wulfhorst 4 Min Read NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When late-night election returns showed Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency last November, Laura Moser vomited and Christine Lui Chen crawled into bed to cling to her young daughter. Then they got down to business and joined the thousands of women who have responded to the Trump presidency by running for political office. More than 20,000 women in the United States with an interest in running for office have contacted Emily’s List, an advocacy group supporting female...
  • Man Sends Out Call On Facebook To Lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson

    10/25/2017 5:43:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Carbonated.tv ^ | 10/24/17 | Chris Walker
    .... © Reuters/Joe Skipper Man Sends Out Call On Facebook To Lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson by Chris Walker Share Like Us Rep. Frederica Wilson's Congressional office says they have received several credible threats of violence against her since she called President Donald Trump "insensitive." A member of Congress is facing serious and violent threats against her safety after suggesting President Donald Trump spoke to an army widow in an “insensitive” way. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) has spoken out against the president’s conversation with Myeshia Johnson, a widow whose husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed while serving in Niger earlier...
  • Why didn't TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

    09/28/2017 2:55:07 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9/27/2017
    With President Donald Trump's attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league's TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans. Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend. Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s medical malpractice

    09/22/2017 10:42:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has taken to scaremongering, with well-worn Democratic Party talking points regarding health-insurance policy. Between yuks, he occasionally accuses Republicans of being would-be baby killers, which is treated as an important political development because, well, Jimmy Kimmel is famous. This week, the comedian was back to explain why the new Graham-Cassidy Republican “repeal” bill is bad news. There were only two things wrong: Almost everything he said was either completely untrue or highly misleading, and his simplistic emotional appeal was completely disconnected from the real world. The comedian’s interest in policy was sparked by the...
  • Ken Burns' "VIET NAM: Anyone watch?

    09/18/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 68 replies
    Leftist slant but informative. We had our opportunities with Ho Chi Min but it would have meant quitting on the French. Russian/Chinese expansion as well as the development of nuclear weapons may have handcuffed us. Dividing the country was was made to look like Korea redux-probably true. A complete misunderstanding of what's going on in other cultures. 57k lost lives later we haven't learned our lesson in the mid-east. Ken Burns gave us the 'well intended' bone.