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  • War Is At Our Footsteps, Countries Splurge To Do Whatever It Takes to Win.

    01/25/2015 4:37:06 AM PST · by alexmark1917
    pic.twitter.com/uiT7ArqfWb — trutherbot (@trutherbot) January 20, 2015 Japan approves record defence budget, record $42b budget is to boost defences of disputed islands amid China's assertiveness in the region Japan's cabinet has approved the country's largest defence budget, with plans to buy surveillance aircraft and F-35 fighter jets to improve defences of disputed islands amid China's increasing assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet endorsed on Wednesday a nearly $42b defence budget for the year beginning in April, a two percent rise. The budget must still be approved by parliament, but Abe's coalition holds majorities in both houses. The...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    01/25/2015 4:00:14 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
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  • Manson, Mohammed, and the Innocence of Non-Muslims

    01/25/2015 12:38:08 AM PST · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Let’s take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, “I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • "Repent, Believe, and Follow" (Sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, on Mark 1:14-20)

    01/24/2015 11:40:28 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 25, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Repent, Believe, and Follow” (Mark 1:14-20)In the early chapters of the gospels, we track Jesus’ early ministry, as he goes about Galilee, preaching, teaching, and healing. As sort of a subset of his healing ministry, Jesus also casts out demons. And interspersed among these accounts, Jesus also gathers disciples to himself. And so it is that today and for the next two weeks we get such accounts of Jesus’ early ministry from the first chapter of Mark. Today we get a sample of Jesus’ preaching and his calling disciples. Next week we will see Jesus casting out an unclean spirit....
  • Greenfield: The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper

    01/24/2015 10:58:08 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights.  And why would they? The Iraq War already had an official narrative in Hollywood. It was bad and wrong. Its veterans were crippled, dysfunctional and dangerous. Before American Sniper, Warner Brothers had gone with anti-war flicks like Body of Lies and In the Valley of Elah. It had lost a fortune on Body of Lies; but losing money...
  • Don't Self-Flagellate About White Privilege. Do Something!

    01/24/2015 10:53:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Professor Merrill Cole
    It's not about being a good person because racism makes you feel bad. At a recent Black Lives Matter rally, I saw a middle-aged woman come nervously to the microphone. She began to speak about her white privilege. While she chided herself for past wrongs and oversights, she said next to nothing about the events that called the rally forth: the police killings of innocent black women and men, and the failure of the justice system to hold the killers accountable. Perhaps she didn't address these issues because she feared that in doing so, she would come across as a...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    01/24/2015 7:27:09 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • American Sniper: What do veterans say about the movie? (+video)

    01/24/2015 7:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor | January 24, 2015 | Samantha Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the film opened earlier this month, "American Sniper" has stirred up passionate responses from critics and supporters alike. What began as a surprise box-office hit, raking in $105 million its opening weekend, is now a flashpoint for conservative and liberal views of the Iraq war. The movie follows the life of Chris Kyle – one of the deadliest snipers and a US Navy SEAL – and his deployment on four tours to Iraq. During this time, he was credited with 160 kills before he was honorably discharged in 2009 after 10 years of service. His 2012 memoir, also...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Refugee ministry Sergey Kosak

    01/24/2015 6:44:59 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    Due to the recent events, people leave their homes with some belongings, but most of the time without anything more and more. That's why our donations came just in time.Here you can see how to distribute the stuff to the people who have lost everything in the last few days. May not be the background of active hostilities, not so are appreciable conventional peaceful people who are not free to all. They do not take up arms, but to die as those who took it, and the only protection left-basements, cellars and as the most effective is the legs. Today...
  • Sarah Palin and American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Team Up for Charity Event

    01/24/2015 6:33:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 24, 2015 | Janine Rayford Rubenstein
    Sarah Palin (left) and Taya Kyle When it comes to supporting military families, Taya Kyle – widow of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who's portrayed by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper – is on the front lines. And former Alaskan governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin says she couldn't be prouder of Kyle's involvement. "Like most military families, Taya never stops giving of herself to support others," Palin, a friend of the former military officer, wrote in a Facebook post Friday. The two teamed up with the Sportsman Channel for a reception at the Vegas Shot Show in on...
  • Hollywood actor Rob Lowe: Obama prefers fruit loops over Netanyahu

    01/24/2015 6:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tovah Lazaroff, Deputy Managing Editor
    Rob Lowe can't believe that Obama won't meet with Netanyahu, but will meet with YouTube star. How is it that a woman famous for eating cereal in a bathtub can get an audience with US President Barack Obama, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so? asked Rob Lowe on Twitter. Among the Hollywood actorÂ’s famous roles, is that of Deputy White House Communications Director in the television show The West Wing. On Friday Lowe entered a real-life diplomatic drama, when he weighed in on one of the most serious crises in the often infamous series of political battles...
  • If elected, Trump will build “a beauty” of a wall on the southern border

    01/24/2015 4:28:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No political summit involving people who at least claim that they want to run for President would be complete without an appearance by Donald Trump. I’ll give the man one thing… he knows how to put on a show, and I’m not just talking about Celebrity Apprentice. After initially coming out and saying that he would have demolished Barack Obama if he’s stayed with the race the last time he ran, The Donald knew just what sort of red meat to throw to the crowd. Trump told that crowd that if he runs in 2016, his first order of business...
  • President Obama Releases Touching Statement On The Passing Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

    01/24/2015 4:15:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Justin Baragona
    News broke Friday evening that one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game, Ernie Banks, had passed away at the age of 83. The man lovingly known as “Mr. Cub” spent his enter major league career with the North Side franchise, slugging 512 home runs and winning two NL MVP awards. The 14-time All-Star started his playing career in the Negro Leagues and was the first black player to put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. Despite playing for the perennially bottom-dwelling Cubbies, his optimism and love of the game never wavered, as evidenced by his famous quote,...
  • Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah

    01/24/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | December18, 2013 | Brian Carey
    Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah By Brian Carey December 18, 2013. Last night, in a particularly refreshing moment of candor, Barbara Walters shared her disillusion over the ObamaCare failure. During an interview with Piers Morgan, she was asked why President Obama didn’t live up to his hype. This is a question that would not need to be directed at any conservative, because every conservative knew from the beginning that he wouldn’t live up to his hype. “He made so many promises,” Walters said. “We thought that he was going to be I shouldn’t...
  • There’s Much More To “Free Tuition” Than Obama Wants You To Know About

    01/24/2015 3:52:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-15 | Warren Beatty
    Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama has been on an education kick of late. On January 20, 2015, he proposed in his State of the Union speech "free tuition" to Community Colleges for anyone. To make sure that community college is accessible for everybody, put simply, what I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who's willing to work for it. Obama announced a series of tax proposals that would raise taxes on financial institutions and wealthy individuals, and simplify education tax credits to pay for his plan for free community college...
  • Terror’s biggest advocate negotiates with Iran

    01/24/2015 3:45:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Obama: Is he irrelevant, or an advocate for Iran-backed terror? Even as President Obama gave his State of the Union address to the joint chambers of Congress Tuesday night, another domino was falling in Iran’s line-up of nation-state influence. Yemen’s leadership was on the brink of capitulation just as Obama was gloating over a failed foreign policy as being effective. Others have already pointed out how facts of Yemen and Somalia’s chaos contradict the president’s previous glorying in those states as testaments of his policy’s success. His idea as to what qualifies as success appear to deviate from that of...
  • Yemen Crumbles, Iraq Stumbles, America Fumbles

    01/24/2015 3:41:05 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/15 | David Singer
    How long will it take Obama to understand that Islamic State can only be comprehensively defeated by military action undertaken on the ground by a properly equipped, authorised United Nations international force? There are some 60 States in the American-led coalition pledged to degrading and destroying Islamic State—but only 21—regarded as “key members” were at the Conference in London on 22 January—which UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond described in these terms: “Today, 21 key members of the global coalition met in London to review and discuss our efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL not just through military force, but by...
  • Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    01/24/2015 2:44:39 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 38 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/24/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama has changed his scheduled departure on his trip to India so as to personally meet the new Saudi King Salman (according to CNN).  The POTUS is literally running to be among the first world leaders to genuflect to the new Saudi leader, only days after he was appointed. Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf. However, the schedule for the President's departure from India has been adjusted to allow Obama to stop in Riyadh himself on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. King Abdullah passed away Friday, at 90...
  • Misreading Robert E. Lee - A Video Review of Elizabeth Brown Pryor's "Reading the Man"

    01/24/2015 2:25:41 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 35 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/23/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Dr. Bryon McClanahan reviews Pryor's work on Lee. He is quite critical and discusses major problems with the book as well as the "trendy" practice by modern historians of "humanizing" (tearing down) American heroes . . .
  • Common Core: When Radicals Defend 'Standards'

    01/24/2015 1:07:00 PM PST · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 5, 2013 | Mary Grabar
    When the radicals start defending “standards,” that’s when you have to become suspicious—of the standards. That is the case with Obama’s federalized education plan called Common Core. Perhaps there is no clearer sign than when Mother Jones mocks alarms raised about Common Core’s national tests and student data tracking that will eliminate local control, and effectively, private and home schooling. When Linda Darling-Hammond, close pal of Bill Ayers, is in charge of developing tests, beware! As I noted in my “Dissident Prof” post, the defenders of Common Core need to look at the reality, look at the money trail, look...
  • Oakland Public Elementary School Devotes Week to Extolling Black Panther Party

    01/24/2015 12:43:45 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 01/24/2015 | n/a
    Glenview Elementary, the Oakland public elementary school that last year horrified parents with its homosexual indoctrination of children as young as five, doesn’t limit itself to promoting perversity. Instilling Black Power dogma is also crucial if children are to grow up to be politically correct Democrats. This includes deification of the violent Black Panthers. A parent received this flyer by email:
  • Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam

    01/24/2015 11:09:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    Rightsiderocks ^ | January 24, 2015
    Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam Obama is considering a UN resolution that criminalizes speech Muslims consider blasphemous. Filed by Jessa Crane January 24th, 2015 If the Obama Administration has its way, the 1st Amendment will be subject to review by the United Nations. The UN is pushing member nations to adopt something they call UN resolution 16/18. This is a resolution- proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is made up of 56 Islamic states- which would criminalize "hate speech" targeting Muslims. This wholly un-Constitutional proposal was first floated in the aftermath of 9/11 amid fears...
  • FL: Act Compliant to Gain time and Opportunity

    01/24/2015 10:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot.   There can be many reasons for this, including additional scrutiny from the authorities, drawing attention to the crime in progress, even a reluctance to inflict harm.   Often, this will give the victim an opportunity to feign compliance in order to gain an advantage. It happened in this case in Florida yesterday, the 22nd of January, 2015.  The victim in this case was Fabian Rosario.  He is a surveyor who was working with a colleague on a land survey when he was approached by a suspect who pulled a gun and demanded money. ...
  • A TIME TO START FIGHTING BACK

    01/24/2015 10:11:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/24/15 | John Velisek
    It appears the rest of the world has begun to ignore the phony charges of Islamophobia which are still tossed about in Washington, DC. -The United Arab Emirates placed the Council on American-Islamic Relations and others on the terror watch list in their country. -Egypt is looking to arrest a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, as President Abdel el-Sisi has spoken of a reformation of Islam to become part of the modern world. And then there is our administration, which admittedly has no strategy. President Obama displays Yemen as a success story, while the murderers of the Charlie Hedbo...
  • Bush/Romney Political Wedding Falls Through [semi-satire]

    01/24/2015 9:08:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Hopes that a political wedding between former governors Jeb Bush (R-Fla) and Mitt Romney (R-Mass)--both potential Republican contenders for the presidency—would sweep aside other rivals fell through this week. While both the Bush and Romney camps were loath to release many details, insiders say the chief sticking point was who would be on top. Romney spokesman Richard Butz laid the blame on what he termed "Bush dynastic aspirations. It was our feeling that Mitt ought to be the one at the top of the ticket. Our polling shows that a substantial number of voters wish they had voted for Mitt...
  • Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    “Don’t bother me, I’m negotiating with myself.”Now why on earth would Bibi breech protocol and not advise Big Guy that John Boehner invited him to speak to Congress in March? I suppose it might be that he disagrees with Barry’s position on not imposing additional sanctions against Iran. Maybe he has taken umbrage with Barry and the Brit Twit for boasting about their lobbying of Congress against additional sanctions. Or perhaps he’s not confident that Big Guy’s awesome diplomatic skills are adequate to get Iran to give up their nuclear weapon ambitions just because he’s willing to negotiate with Tehran...
  • Just 3 minutes and counting; Doomsday scientists always jubilant about the coming apocalypse

    01/24/2015 8:12:25 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists declared that mankind is just three minutes away from the apocalypse. We know this group of dedicated, global alarmists as the folks who set and reset the “Doomsday Clock.” The clock itself was founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists and first appeared in 1947, its hand a full 7 minutes from midnight, that being Zero hour which represents the end of the planet earth. Not since the 1980’s and President Reagan’s war on the evil empire has the clock been so close to midnight. The clock has become a symbol of...
  • The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will..

    01/24/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 115 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and there are fears that if too much goes, the slow and long-term process of ice sheet disintegration could accelerate. Humans have a hard time conceiving of the incredible scale of an...
  • The United States Is Imploding, On The Eve Of Destruction.

    01/24/2015 6:04:06 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 45 replies
    The United States is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present. The most egregious example of Americide is our country's treatment of African-Americans. Almost everyone agrees about the evils of slavery, once dismissed simply as a Peculiar Institution. But a debate goes on about reparations, with passionate arguments on both sides, ranging from a demand for a Reparations Superfund for jobs and education, to a claim that blacks actually benefited from slavery because of the years of 'reparations' received through poverty programs. Reparations opponents insist...
  • Do-It-Yourself street cleaning trend sweeps through India’s cities

    01/23/2015 10:52:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    France 24 ^ | January 5, 2015 | Satish Bhuwalka
    Volunteers cleaning the streets of Raipur, India.In cities all over India, anonymous men and women are picking up trash, fixing potholes and painting dirty walls. They’re not paid to do this; in fact, they pay for their tools themselves. These citizens are part of a growing movement of “spot-fixers”, volunteers who use their free time to clean up ugly parts of their city, and then post before-and-after pictures on social media. While teams of volunteers like this have operated steadily in big cities like Bangalore and New Delhi for several years now, dozens more have sprung up over the past...
  • FL: Judge rules; Fists are a Deadly Threat

    01/23/2015 8:19:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Kinsey, found justified in self defense shooting. I have written about the concepts of disparity of force before, and of the fact that a punch to the head is a deadly threat.   Disparity of force can come into play in a number of ways.  The assailant can be much younger, stronger, bigger, faster, there can be multiple assailants, the element of surprise, or, an assailant with known martial arts skills.  The concept is that the attacker or attackers are a serious threat to a person's life or bodily integrity because of factors that give them unequal power outside...
  • John Kerry An Illiterate???

    01/23/2015 5:37:50 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 23, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes [Time For Cruz To Declare!]

    01/23/2015 5:21:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes 3 Jan 2015 By Jennifer G. Hickey The 2012 presidential campaign broke nearly ever campaign finance record and the 2016 campaign likely will eclipse those figures, which is one reason why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is preparing to set off on a 60-event fundraising tour in hopes of reaching a first-quarter fundraising goal of $100 million, reports Bloomberg News. During a series of meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, those interested in supporting Bush were asked to raise various amounts of money — $50,000, $100,000,...
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus

    01/23/2015 4:51:03 PM PST · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | Nov 1998 | Lynn Stuter
    The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle - the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous. The facilitators or change agents encourage each person in a group to express concerns about the programs, projects, or policies in...
  • See the anti-Muslim Garfield comic the Tampa Bay Times is afraid to print

    01/23/2015 4:17:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Spring Hill Courier ^ | 1/13/15 | Frank Fencil
    Newspapers across the country are afraid to run this comic strip penned by outspoken conservative cartoonist Jim Davis. But we here at the Spring Hill Courier aren’t afraid of controversy. Je suis Charlie!
  • White House Outraged over Boehner Invitation to Netanyahu [semi-satire]

    01/23/2015 3:45:45 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    The invitation House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress has the Obama Administration in a state of apoplexy. "The Speaker did not have President Obama's permission to issue such an invitation," complained Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Prime Minister Netanyahu did not have the President's permission to accept the invitation. It's a major breach of protocol that undermines Executive Supremacy." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) characterized Boehner's move as "a critical blunder. I wouldn't be surprised if the President were to use this as an excuse to disband...
  • American Sniper and a quartet of horse’s asses

    01/23/2015 2:28:23 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-15 | DrJohn
    I know. They could be siblings. There are times when you in your life when events transpire which are not just puzzling, but confounding. This is one of them. Michael Moore called Chris Kyle a “coward.” The rotund coward Moore is accompanied by nine bodyguards.Moore cornered, pressed and embarrassed an aging and failing Charlton Heston, who was kind enough to grant Moore an interview. Subsequently, at the 2005 National Board of Review Awards, Clint Eastwood had a warning for Moore: “Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common – we both appreciate living in a country where there’s...
  • King Abdullah’s Death Fulfills ‘End-Time Prophecies,’ Say Shiites

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died on January 23 at the age of 90. Abdullah had been the de facto ruler of the nation since 1995 after King Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke; he was made king when Fahd died in August 2005. Some Shiite Muslims have long believed, based on Islamic prophecies, that Abdullah’s death would set off a chain of events that would destabilize Saudi Arabia and culminate in the rise of Imam Mahdi—the messianic figure of Islamic eschatology. Though Mahdi is not explicitly mentioned in the Koran, references to him appear in the hadith,...
  • Author who calls for studying slavery reparations speaks in Iowa

    01/23/2015 12:04:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dar Danielson
    A national correspondent for “The Atlantic Magazine” who gained attention for an article calling on the United States to study possible reparations for slavery was in Iowa this week to speak at Grinnell College’s Martin Luther King Junior Day events. In an interview with Radio Iowa, Ta-Nehisi Coates says the idea of reparations for slavery is as old as the country itself. “Immediately after the Revolutionary War you had black people who had been enslave by the British making that argument that post-colonial, not really colonial government, reclaimed the property of British slave holders that African Americans who had been...
  • Argentine Prosecutor Death in Iran Terror Case Gets Curiouser

    01/23/2015 11:37:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 01/23/2015 | David Gerstman
    More doubts emerge about the supposed suicide. Sunday night Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found shot to death in his apartment. Nisman had been scheduled the following day to present his criminal complaint against Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner before a closed session of Argentina’s congress. The initial claim (one made by Kirchner herself on her Facebook page) that Nisman committed suicide hardly seemed credible at the time. How many people would kill themselves before the high point of their careers? Nisman had spent ten years investigating the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires and now he...
  • Private Property Rights Endangered by Nativism

    01/23/2015 11:21:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/15 | Moro Buddy Bohn
    Invasion biology theorists, Government land grabs and Agenda 21, the UN-sponsored Wildlands Project, Reserve and Corridor System Homeowners along the coast, beware! Anti-exotic advocates (invasion biology theorists), aka nativists, are in control at State Parks and the California Coastal Commission. They also control the National Park Service. They’re implementing Agenda 21’s land- grab goals by tearing out sand dune-stabilizing non-native grass proven by a 1960s USDA study to be the only sand stabilizer capable of withstanding heavy tourist abuse that destroyed most of Northern California’s native grass and foliage beginning in the mid-20th century. This grass removal in Point Reyes,...
  • Not even babies’ screams stop politicians from allowing late pregnancy abortions

    01/23/2015 11:14:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/15 | Judi McLeod
    Perhaps the thought of those cries and screams will haunt Reps. Blackburn, Ellmers and Walorski for the rest of their days in office They ought to rename the Republican Party that gained majority control of both the House and Senate in November’s midterm elections only to turn around and renege on campaign promises immediately after being sworn in, the Pontius Pilate Party, PPP for short. No other name better suits a party that staged an 11th-hour revolt against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the 20-week abortion ban that had already got a green light in the last Congress with...
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Thirteenth Week in Office

    01/23/2015 10:07:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Nachum
    Obama's Three Hundred and Thirteenth Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   Jake Tapper: I’m Ashamed by U.S. Leaders’ Absence in Paris1/22/2015Obama and Israel, Year 7Fury in Israel Over Obama's Mossad 'Lies'Mossad Denies Telling U.S. Senators It Opposes Sanctioning IranIsrael source says leaked report of Netanyahu-Mossad rift on Iran sanctions is ´Obama´s revenge´Breaking: Full statement from Mossad head on Iran WH: Obama won't meet with Israeli leader (to avoid appearance of influencing an election)Obama will not meet with Netanyahu during trip to WashingtonIsrael´s Netanyahu says will address U.S. Congress in MarchUS-UN Amb sings praises of Int'l Crim Court now gunning for Israelis....
  • The Prophet Watch!

    01/23/2015 9:39:46 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 23, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Ex-Muslim’s Open Letter To America: ‘WHAT ELSE HAS TO HAPPEN SO YOU WAKE UP?!’

    01/23/2015 9:32:08 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    Mad World News ^ | Jan 11 2015 | PRISSY HOLLY
    Meet Mark Christian, a brave man who has dedicated his life to exposing what Islam truly is all about. After leaving Islam a decade ago to convert to Christianity, Mark pulls no punches when speaking out about his former religion, frequently calling out the Muslims who choose to murder in the name of their god. “A god who is insecure enough to be offended by a cartoon, and incompetent to the level that he wants you to avenge for him, is not a god worthy of worship, but a devil who is leading you to your demise. “When people challenged...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1-   Ted Cruz2-   Allen West3-   Ben Carson4-   Rick Perry5-   Marco Rubio6-   Mike Pence7-   Michele Bachmann8-   Scott Walker9-   Bobby Jindal10- Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter; the only hostage is the overdue Army report

    01/23/2015 8:54:18 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/23/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    It’s an old axiom in the world of public affairs to release bad news or information that might result in blowback late on a Friday afternoon. That usually results in minimal “play” by the media and hopefully (in the view of the news managers) it will be marginalized by Monday morning’s news cycle. If the long-awaited Army investigative report on Bowe Bergdahl had been released on time – Friday afternoon, January 16 – it would have tested that strategy to the maximum. Much of the country suspects the liar-in-chief in the White House wants to paint the alleged Taliban “captive”...
  • Dart Center for Shoddy Journalism?

    01/23/2015 8:50:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence".   It is from dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. In their invitation to apply for a two day workshop in which they purport to educate journalists about how to report on guns and "gun violence", they list a  highly questionable "fact". They state that: Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary only two years ago. Presumably, this is taken from...
  • Black Man Who Tortured, Executed Two White Teens Makes ‘Black Lives Matter’ Speech at Sentencing

    01/23/2015 7:32:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    “I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who were murdered in cold blood. And in respect for the peaceful protest I want to say hands up, don’t shoot, black lives matter. That’s it your honor.” Michigan Live described the crime spree by the two men and their sentences. Photos of the victims are posted at MLive as well as photos of their killers yawning and making faces in court. “Bobbish, 17, and Kudla, 18,...
  • Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    01/23/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreadingHollywood foldingBobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can all agree that he’s had a bit of machine grooming (dermabrasion, Botox, fillers). While still age-appropriately weathered, at least his face doesn’t look like crater lake any more. So there’s that. And just trust me; it is...