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  • Coincidence? (vanity)

    11/23/2015 1:05:17 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    The recent Paris Islamic terror attack was on a Friday. The recent Mali Islamic terror attack was on a Friday. Given that the Islamic holy day is Friday, can this all be just a coincidence?
  • Saudi court sentences poet to death for renouncing Islam

    11/20/2015 6:42:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 November 2015 | David Batty
    A Palestinian poet and leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam. A Saudi court on Tuesday ordered the execution of Ashraf Fayadh, who has curated art shows in Jeddah and at the Venice Biennale. The poet, who said he did not have legal representation, was given 30 days to appeal against the ruling.
  • Arrest Made In Theft Of Weapons From Worcester Armory

    11/19/2015 8:18:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 19, 2015 | staff
    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a weapons theft at a Worcester armory on Saturday. The FBI announced Thursday morning that James Walker Morales was taken into custody Wednesday night by authorities on New York's Long Island on state and federal warrants. Morales is charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun and unlawful possession of firearms.
  • Young, British Muslims 'getting more radical' (from 2007)

    11/18/2015 12:23:11 PM PST · by Leaning Right
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 Jan 2007 | Graeme Wilson
    A bleak picture of a generation of young British Muslims radicalised by anti-Western views and misplaced multicultural policies is shown in a survey published today. The study found disturbing evidence of young Muslims adopting more fundamentalist beliefs on key social and political issues than their parents or grandparents.
  • Question for John McCain, Ben Carson, Hillary, etc. (vanity)

    11/17/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    Many folks have been saying that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone in Syria, and shoot down any Russian plane that violates that zone. Now Fox News is reporting that French planes have joined Russian planes in the attack on ISIS. Suppose John, Ben, and Hillary had their way. Would the U.S. have to also shoot down any French plane that violated the zone?
  • 'Anonymous' Hackers Declare War on ISIS in Video Message

    11/16/2015 10:03:58 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 | Holly Ellyatt
    The hacker group Anonymous has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by posting a video declaration of war against ISIS. In the as-yet-unverified video, posted on YouTube, a spokesperson wearing the group's signature Guy Fawkes mask said the group of hackers would use its expertise to wage "war" on the militant group.
  • Did you drop your newspaper subscription? Then contribute to FR instead. (vanity)

    11/15/2015 9:13:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    I dropped my newspaper subscription awhile back. No need for it. I get all the info. I need from the internet. And certainly the best source for political news is Free Republic. All the other stuff here (gardening, etc.) is just a nice bonus. So it occurred to me. It only seems fair to send that old yearly newspaper subscription money to FR instead. I'll be taking care of that this week.
  • A posting request for my fellow FReepers (vanity)

    11/14/2015 7:47:15 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 49 replies
    Like many others here, I don't have cable. So I rely on FR for unfiltered breaking news. And there where quite a few good and informative threads last night about the Paris attacks. Thanks to all the posters for that! Unfortunately, those threads were also peppered with distracting and silly attempts at humor. So here's my humble request. When the news is breaking - and serious - can we stay on-topic and avoid posting distractions?
  • Young, British Muslims 'getting more radical' (from 2007)

    11/13/2015 5:40:33 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 Jan 2007 | Graeme Wilson
    Young, British Muslims 'getting more radical' Facebook 165 Twitter Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Share 165 Email The fun and easy way to learn a new language Stay curious and connected. When you can speak another language your world becomes bigger, richer and more inspiring. Learn with Babbel – it’s fun, easy and effective.Sponsored by Babbel The study found disturbing evidence of young Muslims adopting more fundamentalist beliefs on key social and political issues By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent 12:01AM GMT 29 Jan 2007 Your view: Why are young British Muslims more radical than their parents? Audio: Young Muslims in search...
  • Italy ups security after Jewish man stabbed

    11/13/2015 6:52:38 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    The Local it ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | staff
    Italian authorities said on Friday that security would be increased at "sensitive" sites across the country after a Jewish man was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Milan on Thursday night. *snip* There are suspicions that the assailant could have been an Arab woman.
  • 'Great' Dane: 131-pound dog helps guide 11-year-old with rare genetic condition

    11/12/2015 11:40:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | staff
    Running, riding bikes and even walking had always been a challenge for 11-year-old Bella Burton due to a rare genetic condition she was diagnosed with when she was 2 and a half. But ever since Bella began leaning on George, a 2-year-old Great Dane whom she met about a year ago through a local organization, she has ditched her wheelchair and crutches, and started to do all the things all the other healthy kids her age can with ease, WCVB reported.
  • Germany: Revolution or accommodation/surrender? (vanity)

    11/10/2015 12:01:20 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    As others have pointed out, Germany is at a crossroads. Which direction will she take? All are welcome to weigh in, but I'm particularly interested in the opinions of Freepers who have time in the region.
  • So how did Trump do on SNL? (vanity)

    11/08/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    If you've got a mind to, give Trump two grades (A to E each) for his recent SNL appearance. One grade for how much he helped his candidacy, and one grade for his entertainment value.
  • Cowboys owner backs Hardy after photos of his alleged victim surface

    11/07/2015 9:46:14 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 7, 2015 | staff
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backed defensive lineman Greg Hardy on Friday after photos of Hardy’s bruised ex-girlfriend from a domestic violence incident surfaced on the sports-oriented website Deadspin. *snip* "We do not condone domestic violence," Jones said. "We entered into the agreement with Greg fully understanding that there would be scrutiny and criticism."
  • Merkel says German multicultural society has failed (from 2010)

    11/04/2015 9:00:55 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 October 2010 | staff
    Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says. She said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German.
  • A John Kasich supporter calls Lenny (humor)

    11/03/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 30, 2015 | Toao
    Lenny is not a real person. He is a recording, programmed to give vague - yet plausible - answers to a human's questions. In this video, a John Kasich supporter calls a house, and gets Lenny.
  • Caught on Video: German Muslim: "Islam Is Coming and Your Daughters Will Wear the Hijab"

    11/01/2015 10:36:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    "Islam is coming to take over Germany whether you want it or not, not through war but by the fact that Germans don't reproduce and Muslims have 7-8 children each, but not only that, your daughters will marry bearded Muslims and wear the hijab, their sons will wear a beard!"
  • New York clothing bin operator fined for donation scheme: prosecutor

    10/30/2015 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 29, 2015 | Laila Kearney
    A company operating more than 1,100 clothing drop-off bins in New York has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle claims that it falsely advertised its operation as charitable while selling donated items for big profits, prosecutors said on Thursday. *snip* Two charities named on Thrift Land bins received a monthly fee of about $1,000 for the use of their names and logos, the settlement said.
  • EMT says he was suspended without pay for trying to save choking girl

    10/28/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Edmund DeMarche
    A heroic New York EMT who tried in vain last week to save a 7-year-old school girl choking on her lunch said he was suspended because it is against company policy to make a stop without being called. Qwasi Reid, who works for Assist Ambulance, was transporting a nursing home patient last Wednesday with his partner when he said they were flagged down at a red light by a frantic man who told them that a student was choking. Reid said his partner, who was not reprimanded by the company, told the man they already had a patient and there...
  • Calvin Graham: The 12-year-old U.S. sailor at Guadalcanal

    10/26/2015 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    The recent post about the Battle of Guadalcanal by Freeper DuncanWaring reminded me of Calvin Graham's story. Graham lied about his age to enlist, and was aboard the battleship South Dakota during the battle. He was wounded in action, and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Graham was twelve years old at the time!
  • Month off drinking slashes risk of disease

    10/26/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Full title: "Month off drinking slashes risk of disease: Abstaining found to heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels" Drinkers should take a month off alcohol to prevent serious illness in later life, doctors warned yesterday. They cited dramatic British research showing how abstention can heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Patients who gave up for four weeks were also at lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
  • Fears of failure grow for rods on Bay Bridge eastern span

    10/25/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 134 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    New documents raise questions about the integrity of the steel rods that hold together the Bay Bridge eastern span and point to potentially widespread problems that experts warn could lead to premature failure.
  • Judge who signed off on treatment deal for suspected cop killer says she is truly sorry

    10/24/2015 6:53:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 24, 2015 | staff
    One of the New York judges who helped send a suspected cop killer to rehab instead of jail five months ago said Friday that the deadly shooting "breaks her heart" and that she is "truly sorry." Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuez told The New York Post that she will address the issue further at a Nov. 12 court date for the suspect, Tyrone Howard.
  • Marine Le Pen stands trial for Muslim street prayer outburst

    10/21/2015 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Henry Samuel
    Marine Le Pen stood trial on Tuesday over comments made five years ago in which the far-right Front National leader compared Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation of France. *snip* However in a coup for Ms Le Pen, the prosecutor called for an acquittal.
  • Trump: Revoke Passports For Those Who Go To Fight For ISIS, Would Look At Closing Certain Mosques

    10/20/2015 8:48:53 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated he would revoke passports from people who go overseas to fight for ISIS and Youre going to have to certainly look at closing mosques if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear on Tuesdays Varney & Co on the Fox Business Network.
  • General In Charge Of "Total Failure" Syrian "Train And Equip" Program Gets Promotion

    10/20/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Long article here. Summary: U.S. Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, who oversaw the 500 million dollar program to train Syrian rebels, likely will soon be promoted to Lt. Gen. and given a senior job in D.C. The program was designed to train 15,000 pro-U.S. Syrian rebels. Only five fighters remain (not five thousand, just five).
  • Hungary says migrant influx 'stops'

    10/19/2015 5:53:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    Yah00! news ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | staff
    Hungary said Monday its shutdown of the border with Croatia had put a stop to the influx of migrants and refugees. *snip* "The border closure is working, it has effectively stopped illegal border-crossing," government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told reporters in Nagykanizsa, close to the Croatian border.
  • Violent attacks continue in Israel as tensions increase

    10/17/2015 1:55:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | oct. 17, 2015 | staff
    Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.
  • CNN will stream tonight's Democratic debate live, and for free

    10/13/2015 5:06:15 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 82 replies
    For those interested in watching the debate, but don't have cable TV, go to CNN.com. (By the way, FoxNews offered no such opportunity for their debate.)
  • Mr. Trump, hire Sgt. Charles Martland! (vanity)

    10/12/2015 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    As most of you know, Sgt. Martland is a decorated Green Beret who is being thrown out of the army for tuning up an Afghan child rapist. If the army separates him on a Tuesday morning, I would hope he'd have a solid job offer by that Tuesday afternoon.
  • U.S. military bars University of Phoenix recruiting

    10/09/2015 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Ben Kesling and Douglas Belkin
    The Department of Defense on Thursday placed the University of Phoenix system on probation, barring the for-profit school giant from recruiting on military bases and preventing troops from using federal money for classes. The Defense Department provided few details on the move, but the university system has been subjected to scrutiny by the department and Congress for months.
  • "Hello, this is Lenny!" (humor)

    10/05/2015 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 10, 2015 | Toao
    Lenny is not a real person. He's an autopilot computer program. Lenny is designed to give scam telemarketers vague - but plausible - responses to their questions.
  • Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

    10/03/2015 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | oct. 3, 2015 | staff
    About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain. Scores of migrants forced their way into Eurotunnel's French terminal overnight, clashing with staff and police and causing a temporary suspension of rail services, Eurotunnel (GETP.PA) said.
  • Taliban capture key Afghan provincial capital Kunduz

    09/28/2015 12:31:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 September 2015 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    The Taliban have captured Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, taking government buildings and the citys central prison in one of the biggest military victories for the movement since 2001. It is the most serious invasion of a provincial capital in 14 years.
  • German woman threatened with eviction to make way for refugees

    09/26/2015 4:34:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Justin Huggler
    A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make way for asylum-seekers, amid growing concerns over how Germany will find accommodation for the hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into the country. *snip* On September 1, she received a letter from her landlord, the local municipality, telling her the building was being turned into a refugee shelter and she had until next May to leave.
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonalds employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • The rules have changed. (vanity)

    09/18/2015 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Old rule: See something, say something. New rule: See something, consider the political correctness of the situation in its entirety, consult with local cultural groups, consult with your lawyer. And if everybody checks off on it, then say something.
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • Liberty University did the right thing when they invited Sanders to speak. (vanity)

    09/15/2015 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Many colleges routinely turn away conservative speakers, sometimes even disinviting them after they have been invited. That's not the way colleges are supposed to work. They are supposed to be a place for the free expression of ideas. Liberty University understands that. I hope (but doubt) liberal colleges get the message.
  • Half of Americans Have Diabetes or High Blood Sugar, Survey Finds

    09/08/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    Half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or blood sugar so high they're almost diabetic, researchers reported Tuesday. *snip* It's almost all Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise.
  • Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

    09/07/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2015 | JONATHAN DREW
    Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.
  • Cheering German crowds greet refugees after long trek from Budapest to Munich

    09/06/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 September 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    In pouring rain, they crossed the last few metres into Austria in the early hours of Saturday morning. The waiting Austrian police in their heavy waterproofs were taken aback by the refusal of the Hungarian bus drivers to take their passengers the last two kilometres over the border and on to the Nickelsdorf train station where they were expected, and where a Vienna-bound train was waiting.
  • Regarding that clerk and marriage licenses for gays (vanity)

    09/03/2015 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    September 1, 2015 | me
    While reading about that clerk, a thought occurred to me. Suppose a devout Muslim was a cook at a government cafeteria. And suppose pork chops were on the menu that day. Would the muslim be forced to handle the pork chops, or would he be excused from that particular duty?
  • Which bill would you take? (vanity)

    08/28/2015 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    August 28, 2015 | me
    Suppose you were offered either a $5 bill, guaranteed genuine, or a $100 bill that had a 20% chance of being counterfeit. Which bill would you take? I'd take my chances on the $100 bill. And that's why I'm supporting Trump.
  • Angry investors capture head of China metals exchange

    08/23/2015 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    FT.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Lucy Hornby
    The Financial Times is very sensitive about cut-and-paste. So suffice to say that a mob grabbed the head of a Chinese metals exchange, roughed him up, then turned him over to police.
  • Jeb Bush super-PAC blames shadow for oddly dark hand on mailer

    08/23/2015 7:26:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Mystery solved! Thousands of Iowans checking their mailboxes late last week were greeted by a photo of a smiling Jeb Bush on the back of a flier touting the former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls conservative bona fides. *snip* Online observers quickly pointed out that Bushs left hand appeared to be black.
  • Is Trump the next Reagan? (vanity)

    08/21/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 198 replies
    August 21, 2015 | me
    I just finished watching a streaming video of Trump's rally in Alabama. And I gotta tell you, the guy spoke like Reagan would. Trump doesn't quite have Reagan's sense of humor, but otherwise, yep, Trump reminds me of Reagan.
  • LA 'black ball' reservoir rollout potential 'disaster' in the making, say experts

    08/19/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million "shade balls" may not be all it is touted to be, experts told FoxNews.com, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a "potential disaster." *snip* "Black spheres resting in the hot sun will form a thermal blanket speeding evaporation as well as providing a huge amount of new surface area for the hot water to breed bacteria," said Matt MacLeod, founder of the California biotech firm Modern Moon Farms. "Disaster. Its going to be a bacterial nightmare.
  • Krauthammer on Clinton email revelations: 'Nothing she says ever is true three weeks later'

    08/13/2015 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2015 | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on Special Report with Bret Baier that revelations classified emails were found on Hillary Clinton's private server that she used to conduct business showed that its not only her trustworthiness, its the fact that nothing she says ever is true three weeks later.
  • Boston Police Commissioner Hoping to Criminalize the Recording of Cops in Public

    08/12/2015 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Photography is not a crime ^ | August 11, 2015 | Maya Shaffer
    In a recent interview with The Boston Herald, Boston police Commissioner William Evans whined about people who record the police, even going so far as to call for a new law that would criminalize the act of recording a police officer while standing within a certain distance of them.