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  • American Orthodox Jews fearful of 'gay marriage' decision

    06/28/2015 5:00:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Maybe this will be an impetus for American Orthodox Jews to make aliya. There's some real fear going around about the future implications of last week's US Supreme Court decision forcing the states to allow 'gay marriage' and how that might impact Orthodox Jewish institutions. [T]he Orthodox Jewish community has a different view. This was voiced by, among others, the Orthodox Union and the Agudath Israel of America. The latter, in a statement Friday, warned that its members faced “moral opprobrium” and were in danger of “tangible negative consequences” if “they refuse to transgress their beliefs.” To judge by...
  • Requiem For An American Dream

    06/23/2015 12:21:28 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 2 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “Drastic change, under certain conditions, creates a proclivity for fanatical attitudes, united action, and spectacular manifestations of flouting and defiance; it creates an atmosphere of revolution”, wrote Eric Hoffer in The Ordeal of Change. Hoffer continues, “we are usually told that revolutions are set in motion to realize radical changes. Actually, it is drastic change which sets the stage for revolution. The revolutionary mood and temper are generated by the irritations, difficulties, hungers, and frustrations inherent in the realization of drastic change.” Whether we like it or not, our country is in the latter stages of this drastic change as...
  • American woman killed in South Africa lion attack

    06/01/2015 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1 June 2015 | CBS News
    JOHANNESBURG -- A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal. Park staff...
  • American Express President Dies Suddenly On Flight From Japan To New York

    05/29/2015 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 5/29/15 | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Ed Gilligan, the president of American Express, has died. He was 55 years old. Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight from Japan to New York. Gilligan was named the company’s president two years ago and joined American Express in 1980 while still a student at New York University, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was widely considered a possible successor to CEO Ken Chenault, WSJ reported. Chenault made the announcement via a letter to Amex employees Friday: With the heaviest of hearts, I must share some devastating news. Ed Gilligan – President of...
  • Young American liberals are losing the ability to argue

    05/24/2015 4:48:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Spiked Online ^ | 5/23/15 | Alex Kasnetz
    **SNIP** Derision, rather than refutation, seems to be the norm of discourse in mainstream politics as well. Accordingly, opposing views are seen as a sign of some moral defect, not genuine disagreement. Earlier this year, for example, a prominent Democrat compared delaying the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general (she’s the first African-American woman to be given the role) to Jim Crow segregation. Elsewhere, questioning certain sexual-assault statistics makes one a ‘rape apologist’; proponents of traditional marriage are dismissed as ‘bigots’; and even President Obama is called sexist for arguing with Senator Elizabeth Warren about a trade bill (he...
  • The Vortex—The End of Civilization

    05/20/2015 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Church Militant
    After hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars poured into the Irish nation by pagan Americans, homosexuality will win a national referendum When the barbarian hordes descended on Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries, crushing underfoot what was left of cultural antiquity, it looked as if civilization was at an end. Irish monks, in their monasteries and scriptoriums, preserved the writings from antiquity by transcribing them for posterity. They kept the classics alive, safe in their isolation, keeping a secure touchstone to the civilization their faith had transformed. For this reason, the Irish are largely credited by historians with saving...
  • Kirsten Powers: "It's Not The Role Of The Government" To Delegitimize Fox News

    05/12/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 12,2015 | Jeff Poor
    In the latest episode of the American Enterprise Institute’s “Banter” podcast, Fox News regular Kirsten Powers, author of the new book, “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech,” took aim at the Obama White House for the efforts it had made early in President Barack Obama’s presidency to delegitimize Fox News.
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • WWII’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    01/19/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 49 replies
    War history Online ^ | January 19, 2014
    Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie. The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding’s The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after...
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/10/2015 1:08:52 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 87 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.12.134:45 AM ET | Andrew Roberts
    The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding's The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and...
  • Government Protection against terrorism for Americans doesn’t exist anymore

    05/10/2015 7:24:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Only argument against the tyranny of radical Islamic terrorism comes not from the Obama administration but from a handful of brave citizens and the careful aim of police It isn’t that Mohammed Cartoon Contest organizer Pamela Geller is getting no protection against ISIS terrorists who threaten her life that should matter most. It’s that she—and every other American citizen—can no longer count on protection against Islamic terrorism from the uncaring President Barack Obama administration. In a world where Islamic threats like: “we will send all our Lions to achieve her (Geller’s) slaughter,” go unanswered and where a president dubs nicknames...
  • The South and the West, Part 1

    05/08/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by SeeSharp · 9 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | May 6, 2015 | Clyde Wilson
    When our ever-wise leader set up a program on the American West, he obviously had in mind the geographic west of North America—the Great Plains, mountains, and Pacific coast beyond the Colorado, Red, Arkansas, and Missouri rivers. But when Americans emerged onto the Great Plains in the second third of the 19th century, they were already the inheritors of two centuries of American Westering. The further West was but the last phase of this experience. Permit me in my two talks to deal mostly with that two century prelude, which is where my knowledge and my bent lie. When settlers...
  • Communist Treason Murders Millions

    05/07/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | Alex Ferguson
    American Communist Party's involvement in Soviet espionage Despite the wishful caviling of a few die-hard Marxist professors, the controversy over the American Communist Party’s involvement in Soviet espionage was long ago settled beyond even an unreasonable doubt. For example, a June 7, 1999 Time Magazine review of several new books on the subject found that, “The opening of Soviet archives after the collapse of the U.S.S.R., together with the Venona decryptions…, has made it clear that the fear of Soviet espionage was neither neurotic nor hallucinatory…The Venona traffic demonstrates beyond argument that the Soviet penetration into American government, science, and...
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    <p>A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it.</p>
  • Obama meets with Jewish American leaders to defuse Iran fears

    04/13/2015 9:17:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/13/15 | Steven Mufson
    President Obama met with Jewish American leaders at the White House on Monday in a bid to defuse antagonism toward him and to convince them that he shares their concerns about the safety of Israel and the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. The meetings in the Roosevelt Room were designed to improve prospects for a deal being negotiated to limit Iran’s nuclear program — and hang on to the support of a key Democratic constituency. At the first meeting, the president spent an hour with the leaders of major Jewish organizations. Then the discussion continued with Obama’s national security adviser,...
  • Indiana Religious Freedom Act in Accord With Traditional American Toleration

    04/03/2015 8:34:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Michael Barone
    There has been a great ruckus about Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law. Some, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, see it as endorsing anti-gay bigotry. Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy has banned state employees from traveling to Indiana, even though Connecticut has a similar law even more favorable to claims of religious objectors. Perhaps he should ban state employees from remaining inside Connecticut. The Indiana law is substantially identical to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed by Congress by a near-unanimous vote in 1993 and signed with brio by Bill Clinton. It was a response to a Supreme Court decision...
  • Dalai Lama says ‘okay’ to gay marriage

    03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07 March 2014 | Antonia Malloy
    The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual. Speaking during an interview with American talk show host Larry King, the Buddhist monk said that gay marriage was “okay” and a “personal matter”. He said: "If two people, a couple, really feel that way, it’s more practical, more satisfaction, and both sides fully agree, then okay!” …
  • Tom Cotton calls for ‘global military dominance’ in maiden Senate speech

    03/18/2015 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18 at 1:06 PM | Mike DeBonis
    Over the course of just a few days last week, Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) went from relatively anonymous freshman senator to what seemed like the tip of every tongue in Washington -- thanks to the letter he wrote and got 46 fellow Republicans to join, warning the ruling Iranian regime to be wary of negotiating a nuclear deal with President Obama. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/18/tom-cotton-calls-for-global-military-dominance-in-maiden-senate-speech/
  • Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

    03/15/2015 7:57:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 99 replies
    yahoo via Reuters ^ | March 14, 2015 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    The video shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. The young woman attacked at the McDonald's falls to the ground and is kicked and stomped. On Friday, police arrested 17-year-old Tilani Marshall and a 15-year-old girl whose name is not being released because of her age, said a New York Police Department spokeswoman. The girls face charges of robbery and gang assault in the second degree, and another person connected to the attack was arrested on Friday in Atlanta, she said. Atlanta police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk in an...
  • Video: Man Goes Ballistic While Ordering at McDonald’s …. Attacks Employees (Strong Language)

    03/15/2015 6:23:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Aggrieved customer is wholly dissatisfied with his experience at McDonald's
  • 2 American tourists charged over names carved into Colosseum, in latest act of vandalism

    03/12/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Carabinieri Captain Lorenzo Iacobone said Monday two tourists from California, ages 21 and 25, were picked up Saturday for carving their names eight centimeters (three inches) high into an upper level of the Colosseum. They were freed later but will face trial for aggravated damage to a monument. Iacobone said the young women apologized for the vandalism, but he said such acts "are extremely serious, and no one considers the damage they are creating."
  • Gun Ownership at Lowest Level

    03/10/2015 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 79 replies
    The Newser ^ | 5-10-15 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    " The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been.."
  • Propeller found off Sweden may belong to lost WW2 bomber

    03/05/2015 2:12:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Mar. 04 2015 | Gavino Garay / Reuters
    [Video] Divers have found a plane wreck off the coast of southern Sweden believed to be the remains of an American B17 bomber that crashed into the sea in 1944 with the loss of nine airmen. Gavino Garay reports.
  • Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

    03/03/2015 5:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory. “The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius. So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.
  • Sure, I’ll Say It: A Democrat Helped Win the Space Race

    02/19/2015 5:55:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    I guess it’s about time I said something nice about a Democrat. So, here it goes: John Hershel Glenn Jr is an American hero, and an inspiration. In 1962, Glenn was finally hurled into space by a small army of government scientists hell-bent on making sure those commies in Russia didn’t dominate the Space Race. After all, the Soviets had already sent a hunk of medal, and a cosmonaut into orbit. If we were going to remain relevant in the futuristic race into space, we’d really have to step it up. Glenn was a perfect choice for the dangerous mission....
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • Film narrator: Obama’s missed calling

    01/28/2015 12:15:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The American public should encourage Obama to take up a new occupation as a voiceover artist What does it take to be a great narrator for documentaries? The ability to read a teleprompter with conviction. While the majority of Americans may not believe that President Obama has the last quality in hand, most will agree that the first is his best attribute. He is a teleprompter reader par excellence. Though it may be a useful skill, it doesn’t take the place of being a leader, even a poor one. The latest attempt by the president to convince citizens that climate...
  • CRUZ FOR 2016!!! (Just listened to him in Iowa. Was literally in tears at the end)

    01/25/2015 7:01:06 PM PST · by Vendome · 126 replies
    1/25/2014 | Vendome
    My Gawd!!! Just listened to this man and it was moving, stirring and rousing. His parents didn't know Christ? They found him and gave their lives to Jesus. Transformed his family. His Constitutional principles and ability to firmly assert what is right, under God. He had 3 principles as his message but, for the life of me I'm too pumped, to bouyed to recall them. If this man wants the presidency, I am all in Mind, body, soul and spirit. I don't see how we can lose 2016 if this man wants to lead America, not from behind but, from...
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • ‘American Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, “The ‘American Sniper’ Freakout: Why the Left Can’t Tolerate This Movie,” Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates “American Sniper” or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. It’s a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left can’t tolerate Eastwood’s masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs over this year

    01/21/2015 2:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | 1/21/15 | Everett Rosenfeld
    American Express said it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs over the next year. A representative for the company told CNBC that it is planning to cut the jobs, but that this is only a gross figure, and that the firm will also continue to hire selectively in parts of the organization. Additionally, American Express reported quarterly earnings that slightly beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, and CEO Ken Chenault said in a release that "tight controls on the cost side of the ledger" had benefited the company. The company posted fourth-quarter earnings per share of $1.39 per share, compared...
  • America Interrupted

    12/30/2014 8:04:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    In the film, "Girl, Interrupted," Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. The year is 1967 and the country is in turmoil over Vietnam and civil rights. While lying on her bed one night and watching TV, she sees a news report about a demonstration. The narrator says something that might apply to today's turmoil: "We live in a time of doubt. The institutions we once trusted no longer seem reliable." As 2014 ends, the stock market is at record highs but our traditional institutions and self-confidence are in...
  • Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm

    12/24/2014 3:00:33 AM PST · by mkleesma · 44 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 23rd, 2014 | APRIL GUILMET
    LONDONDERRY — An impromptu visit from a former Londonderry High School student who just got home from boot camp led to a misunderstanding — and a district-wide lockdown on Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said the former student showed up unannounced at the high school shortly before noon on Tuesday. Police said staff were immediately concerned, as the student, dressed in military fatigues, signed in to visit with a name unfamiliar to staff. The situation apparently grew heated when he was asked to leave and was ultimately escorted off the premises. Greenberg said the young man's sibling attends South Elementary...
  • The New American Civil War

    12/03/2014 7:01:17 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 23 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 21-2-14 | Chris Shugart
    If our country were a marriage, there’d be a lot of people asking for a divorce right now. And we know how messy those can be. When irreconcilable differences go unresolved between spouses, one or both parties may seek to dissolve the marriage. On a national level, history has shown us that unresolved differences can lead to war. Which is a little bit like divorce. In either case, this doesn’t necessarily imply a military conflict. There can be such a thing as a non-shooting “cold war” just as once existed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To be sure,...
  • Black America and American Exceptionalism

    12/02/2014 1:01:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned an intriguing phenomenon. A casual pursuing of the popular center-left blogosphere like Slate or Salon, replete with its Upper East Side White Guilt, could make black folks wonder, ‘What the hell am I still doing here?’ A quick channel flip past MSNBC would have us believe that African Americans are Public Enemy Number One among militarized police officers wielding the authority of our government to act as if operating under a state of martial law to maintain order.Were a fraction of these fallacies accurate, a cry from the black community would rise up across...
  • ObamaCare guru misleads ‘stupid American voters,’ gets paid $400K to advise ShumlinCare

    11/16/2014 12:06:45 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 9 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | nov 13th | Bruce Parker
    The Obamacare architect who admitted using misinformation to exploit “the stupidity of the American voter” is being paid $400,000 to advise Gov. Peter Shumlin on single-payer health care in Vermont.
  • Going against Netanyahu, 84 percent of US Jews favor Iran nuclear deal

    11/07/2014 12:14:31 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 5 , 2014 | Howard LaFranchi
    Strong Jewish support for an Iran nuclear deal was a surprise finding of a poll of American Jews who voted Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned against any deal that leaves Iran with an enrichment program. [snip] In Tuesday’s elections, American Jews voted for Democrats over Republicans by a decisive margin of 69 to 28 percent.
  • American Aid Worker Kassig in ISIS Video 'Scared to Die'

    10/06/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    ABC/GMA ^ | 10-6-14 | ABC/GMA
    An American aid worker threatened with beheading by the terror group ISIS is afraid to die – and saddened by the impact his imprisonment is having on his parents, he wrote in a letter his parents released Sunday. Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, thanked his parents, Ed and Paula Kassig, for their support in the letter, which they say was received June 2. Kassig was previously known as Peter, but his family requested that he be identified as Abdul-Rahman due to his conversion to Islam.
  • Peter Kassig, former U.S. soldier and current aid worker, threatened as next ISIS victim

    10/03/2014 2:08:55 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 28 replies
    The Daily News (New York) ^ | October 3, 2014 | Debora Hastings and Corrnine Lestch
    The former U.S. Army Ranger from Indianapolis was deployed to Iraq in 2007, and he decided to aid Syrian refugees after his service. He started his own aid group called Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA). ISIS has threatened to execute former U.S. soldier Peter Kassig, who has given most of his young life to others, next in the gruesome video showing the beheading of British citizen Alan Henning. A former U.S. Army Ranger from Indianapolis who was deployed to Iraq in 2007, Kassig went to help Syrian refugees in a Lebanese hospital and, in the spirit of humanitarianism shared...
  • American Flags Out, Mexican Flags In at American Schools

    09/21/2014 7:04:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    godfather politics ^ | 9/21/14 | Gary DeMar
    The courts and their pontificating judges have gone crazy. We shouldn’t be surprised if judges who don’t know the difference between male and female anatomy don’t know the difference between America and Mexico and the American flag and a foreign flag: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its February ruling in favor of Live Oak High School administrators, who argued that a history of problems on the Mexican holiday [Cinco de Mayo] justified the decision to act against the American flag-wearing students. Officials at the Morgan Hill school ordered the students to either cover up the shirts...
  • On its 200th anniversary, five myths about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    09/14/2014 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Steve Vogel
    This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Over the years, many debates have surrounded the national anthem — involving its meaning, its quality and the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key came to write it. Before you hear “Oh say, can you see” at the next ballgame or school assembly, make sure you’ve dispelled these myths first. 1. ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was written about an insignificant battle in an insignificant war. The nation’s future was at stake in 1814, with the US on the brink of defeat in the third year of the War...
  • American is sentenced to six-years hard labor in communist country (North Korea)

    09/14/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    The American who tore up his own tourist visa on landing in North Korea and demanded to be arrested so that he could experience prison life in the communist nation has been sentenced to six years hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, looked thin and pale at his trial in Pyongyang on Sunday, as he was handed out his sentence. Miller, who looked thin and pale at the trial and was dressed completely in black, is one of three Americans now being held in North Korea.
  • American fined $5,000 for border jump with bike

    09/11/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/10/14 | S.A. Miller
    U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Palestine—Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future

    08/29/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | David Singer
    The PLO (founded in 1964) and Hamas (founded in 1987) both seek to unravel the decisions made at San Remo in 1920 The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called “Palestine”. Amazingly - the continuing inability of the parties - and the international community—to reach consensus on identifying when this long running conflict actually commenced—ensures it will continue to remain unresolved. Emeritus Professor Richard Falk—formerly United Nations...
  • ISIS reportedly demands $6.6M for release of 26-year-old American woman

    08/27/2014 8:37:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/14 | Fox News
    Islamic State militants are reportedly demanding $6.6 million and the release of a U.S. prisoner before they will free a third American hostage held by the group, an unidentified aid worker. A source confirmed to Fox News that the aid worker is a 26-year-old woman from the West Coast. They did not provide further details, but ABC News reported that the woman, whose relatives have requested she not be identified, is the third of at least four Americans known to be held by the extremist Muslim organization. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that...
  • The American Exceptionalism Dictionary

    08/23/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”-The Princess BrideWe are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this...
  • COPS: Self-styled jihadist admits to killing 4, calls it ‘vengeance’ for U.S. actions in Mideast

    08/21/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 62 replies
    SEATTLE — A man accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle on June 1 and a man in New Jersey later that month was charged Wednesday with gunning down a 30-year-old in the Skyway area in April — all, he allegedly told police, as “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. Ali Muhammad Brown, 40, is quoted in charging documents as saying that he they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist. He was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder by the King County Prosecutor’s Office for the slaying...
  • Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beams with delight after beating deadly disease

    08/21/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Associated Press and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beamed with delight today as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease. The American missionary doctor looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife Amber amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 33-year-old said: 'Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.' He thanked God for saving his life, saying that the thousands of...
  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...