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  • Doubts grow over Isis 'FGM edict' in Iraq

    07/24/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    livius to Travis McGee

    Yes, I think there was a seriously negative reaction to this. So now the BBC is saying that it’s all because ISIS “misspoke.”

  • How to charge your phone with apples and potatoes

    07/24/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT · 8 of 30
    livius to yarddog

    But they wouldn’t have been as pretty!

  • To Ease Crisis, U.S. May Vet Young Refugees Inside Honduras

    07/24/2014 4:13:58 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    livius to TigerClaws

    Huh? Exactly how is this supposed to happen? No visa, no work permit, just “vetted” to go on through?

    Don’t get me wrong. I am very much in favor of more Latin American immigration, because Obama took away from the Latin American quota to give it to people from Muslim lands ONE DAY after he took office, so some of the problems we are facing are because the quota was already inadequate and was made more so by one Barry Obama.

    But how in the world can he just declare that suddenly he’s going just wave all these people through? First of all, they’re not “refugees,” and secondly, where does he plan to send them?

    And has Congress had anything to say about this? I doubt it. He’s just doing another administrative coup.

    This is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. And that’s pretty hard, with Obama in the WH.

  • How to charge your phone with apples and potatoes

    07/24/2014 4:00:21 PM PDT · 2 of 30
    livius to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

    Well, they are conductors...but I don’t think they’d fit in your pocket very well.

  • PTC: With 'Fifty Shades' Trailer, 'Today' is Helping to Promote Mommy Porn

    07/24/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    livius to discostu

    Haven’t seen it, haven’t read the books, and have no intention of doing so. That said, apparently enough “normal” women watch or read this stuff for it to have had an effect, and a very bad one.

    I have a family member who is a police detective dealing with crimes against minors, and she said that the number of female sexual abusers has soared in the last few years. They all watch porn - a lot of them start out watching it with their husbands or boyfriends, and go on to develop an interest in it on their own.

    Movies and books like this just normalize it and it’s not only “sad lonely women” who seem to be viewing and even engaging in it.

  • Gunman shoots two at Darby hospital, doctor returns fire

    07/24/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT · 6 of 24
    livius to Billthedrill

    It’s stupid for doctors not to be armed especially if they’re psychiatrists. Less than cured patients, shall we say, tend to focus on them and come after them.

  • Twitter's Diversity Numbers And The Mystery Of Black Twitter

    07/24/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    livius to MNDude

    Yes, and the ones who are sure don’t speak “ebonics.”

  • Jeb Bush: Send Majority Of Unaccompanied Minors Back Home

    07/24/2014 1:16:25 PM PDT · 22 of 30
    livius to SeekAndFind
    The children who have come here were provoked by adults

    One adult in particular: Initials, BHO.

  • Woman Has Two Abortions Because She Didn’t Want to Share Her Husband With Her Children

    07/24/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT · 4 of 54
    livius to wagglebee

    Gads. No kidding.

  • Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour

    07/24/2014 11:58:14 AM PDT · 59 of 64
    livius to knittnmom

    She was probably afraid some FReeper was going to come forward and say “eeevil cops want to kill innocent homicidal loonies.” Or afraid of a lawsuit, which is a real problem for cops now.

    If you’ve ever seen some of the anti-cop posters here, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  • Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour

    07/24/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · 58 of 64
    livius to fredhead

    Too true.

  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT · 11 of 30
    livius to Theoria

    The big problem in Bush’s plan is not necessarily that his ideas are bad individually, but that he wants a “comprehensive plan.”

    I’m much more in favor of piecemeal plans addressing individual problem areas, because the overall situation is so skewed that there’s really no way to reform it.

    A system that consistently lets in people with Muslim terrorist backgrounds (legally), keeps out people who want to work at jobs that are hard to fill with US citizens, lets non-citizen “families” bring in all their relatives (assuming they’re from certain special places, such as Africa or the ME), and permits total disorder at a physical border is not a system at all.

    So start fresh by addressing each issue. “Comprehensive” never works, and it wouldn’t get by the Senate and Obama wouldn’t sign it anyway.

  • IRS Lawlessness: 20 Hard Drives, Six Unanswered Questions

    07/24/2014 9:39:17 AM PDT · 32 of 49
    livius to Linda Frances
    She must have kept emails directing her what to do.

    That's a very good point. I hadn't thought of that.

  • Lawyers Tried to Stop Botched Execution After 1 Hour

    07/24/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT · 44 of 64
    livius to traderrob6

    It’s because the left cares about multiple murderers more than anybody or anything in the universe except Islam...therefore, the drugs have to be so “gentle” that they’re less effective, depending on the person and his drug tolerance. I’d say in his case, the latter was probably pretty high.

  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:33:55 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    livius to CityCenter

    Probably because you realize that yet another Dem administration doesn’t give a darn about those little brown people but loves to use them any way it can. And because we’re talking about an administration that always favors Marxists and is probably directly responsible for the new wave of poverty in Latin America.

    Honduras - the source of many of these “children,” who for the most part aren’t children at all and aren’t unaccompanied - is one of the poorest states in Latin America, although it was doing fairly well until Obama got enraged because it dared to oppose him in his attempt to return to power a leftist populist usurper of the presidency. So now Honduras gets no breaks, was dumped from the OAS and many trade and treaty partnerships...and Obama is probably high-fiving his minions as Hondurans trek up to the US.

    Many people have noted that this whole crisis is not about “immigrants,” it’s about Obama.

  • The Immigration Surge has nothing to do with immigration

    07/24/2014 9:28:06 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    livius to Sean_Anthony; Resolute Conservative

    It’s all about Obama, like everything else. Not only did he engineer it, but he engineered it for expressly political purposes.

    The authors think he did it to distract from the “scandals” (aka, high crimes and misdemeanors) and while I think that was one of his incidental goals, the other was his constant goal: destabilize the US.

  • 'We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL

    07/24/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT · 36 of 64
    livius to SoFloFreeper

    I think they’ve been misunderstood ... they’re coming to JOIN him, not harm him. After all, he basically armed them, so they probably want to express their thanks.

  • NJ teen who sued parents obtains restraining order against boyfriend

    07/23/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT · 12 of 32
    livius to GeronL

    She looks like a sulky spoiled brat.

  • Israel opens airport in Negev as alternative to Ben-Gurion

    07/23/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT · 4 of 17
    livius to Star Traveler

    That’s good. Of course, the best thing would be to wipe Hamas off the face of the earth and never have to worry about it again...

  • IRS has ‘no excuses’ for latest twist in email saga, says IT expert

    07/23/2014 1:50:33 PM PDT · 21 of 43
    livius to mmichaels1970

    Very interesting, thanks for the information.

    I thought the IRS did have the legal responsibility to preserve their official emails (and they were only supposed to do those on their government supplied computers or phones) and also to turn correspondence over to the National Archivist at some point or at least let him know why they couldn’t do so. Not that the law matters to the folks at the IRS.

  • Ted Cruz: The facts suggest President Obama has just used the FAA to launch an ECONOMIC BOYCOTT

    07/23/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · 10 of 50
    livius to PoloSec

    In all fairness to the airlines, I think there are valid concerns with flying into Tel Aviv, particularly since Hamas has boasted that one of its goals is to take down a passenger liner entering or leaving that airport. I believe El Al flights have anti-missile technology, whereas ours do not, generally.

    I notice that a congressman has just introduced a bill to get US airlines to add some kind of anti-missile systems. I don’t know if that means your jolly Delta pilot is going to have to get into shooting them down...but a lot of them are exmilitary, so they could probably handle that!

  • Is the “Missio ad Gentes” Still a Priority for Pope Francis’ Church?

    07/23/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    livius to defconw

    Yes, definitely stay away from the rags!

    I think, from what I read, that not only do the people around the Pope have the usual fears about advising a superior, but the Pope seems to have a rather go-it-alone style. It’s odd in one who talks so much about “collegiality,” but I guess he feels that it doesn’t have anything to do with his personal style.

  • The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

    07/23/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT · 23 of 43
    livius to RitaOK

    The place to focus on conservatives is in the primaries, but once those are over, I think it’s important to vote for whoever is the GOP candidate. Mississippi was appalling, but it would be even more appalling to lose a GOP seat to a Dem, not because the GOPer in this case is any better than the Dem, but because legislative politics is a numbers game.

    If the GOP doesn’t have the numbers, there’s nothing even the good people in the House or Senate can do; if it has the numbers, then it is up to the conservatives to push their less conservative brethren to more conservative positions. However, this is going to be slow simply because many of the conservatives are still juniors and do not have enough seniority to be on important committees or be committee chairs.

    That will change with time, of course, if we can just patiently keep working in the primaries and convincing the electorate that they should abandon drooling, senile incumbents (Cochran) or good ol’ boys.

    And we have to get it together, too. One of the reasons Cochran got to do what he did is that the conservative electorate itself was divided between other candidates. That shouldn’t happen again.

  • Catholics Just Be Calm About Obama's LGBT Executive Order

    07/22/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT · 9 of 14
    livius to sten; cothrige

    No, “federal contractors” does not affect only those “employed under the executive branch.” That has nothing to do with it. “Federal contractor” is such a broad category now that they don’t really have to be working for anything even remotely related to the government, but simply something contracted through some program that receives some trivial sum from the US government.

    The Church doesn’t do a lot of these programs now, mostly because the abortion and gay lobby drove it out of adoption services and other related things a few years ago. About the only thing the Church gets from the Feds is what all non-profits get, a tax break.

    But even if you don’t take any money, “federal contractor” restrictions are carried on to the local governments and even the private sector immediately because nobody wants to accidentally run afoul of the US government. This has a much wider reach than many people understand.

  • Catholics Just Be Calm About Obama's LGBT Executive Order

    07/22/2014 7:40:59 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    livius to yosephdaviyd

    What an idiot. If even the USCCB, the most leftist and squishiest group in the universe, is freaked out by it and issued a formal statement criticizing it and is probably planning a legal challenge, I’d say there’s something to be worried about.

  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 4:10:33 PM PDT · 20 of 64
    livius to cloudmountain

    That’s true.

  • Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’

    07/22/2014 3:54:19 PM PDT · 25 of 45
    livius to Pearls Before Swine
    No, not a prize to terror. Rather, an incentive to level Gaza.

    I like your attitude...

    It's not a "prize to terror," though, because a rocket actually did make it through the Iron Dome and got to the airport (although it landed outside). You can't blame passengers and the airlines for being a little nervous about this, especially after the Malaysian Airlines shoot-down. The latter was probably accidental, btw, but Hamas has said that one of their goals was to shoot down a passenger jet coming into Tel Aviv.

    The best thing to do would really be to wipe out the whole nest.

  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:50:22 PM PDT · 11 of 64
    livius to Morgana

    I’d never heard of the organization, so I looked it up. It appears to have been founded by a group of Kenyans and some Dutch people as an orphanage for the children of AIDS victims, and many of the children are also HIV positive.

    I wonder how this guy got involved with it? Very sad, though, to abuse the trust of these children that way. Hang him high.

  • President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

    07/22/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT · 50 of 68
    livius to Jumper

    I don’t have an objection to non-profits getting a tax break, because presumably they do work that is necessary and beneficial to society in one way or another but is not something that is likely to be taken on by the for-profit sector, and at the same time, not something that falls within the sphere of the government. (Yeah, I know - nowadays, everything falls within the sphere of the government.)

    All non-profits (not just churches) receive that tax break, supposedly as long as they don’t engage in political advocacy. Of course, the problem is that many of them do in fact engage in political advocacy...for the Dems. When was the last time you heard of a black church getting its non-profit status yanked for campaigning openly for a Dem candidate, instructing its members how to vote, and even driving them to the polls with somebody to “assist” them in the voting booth? That’s ok by the IRS.

    The Catholic Church, on the other hand, is under the microscope, even though it is permissible to advocate for ideas as long as you don’t advocate for parties, individuals, etc. But I suspect even so at some point that the government will pull its tax exemption, probably over the gay “marriage” or even transsexual issue.

  • Lerner Hard Drive Was "Scratched"

    07/22/2014 3:33:06 PM PDT · 29 of 187
    livius to Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

    Not all of them may be on the server. She apparently used her private laptop for a lot of these things, which I assume means that she took it home with her, etc. All of this carrying around of official business is highly illegal, of course, but that didn’t seem to bother anyone.

    It’s not clear to me what computer they are looking at. But even leaving aside all other considerations, how in the world do you “scratch” a hard drive?

  • U.S. flight ban could be Hamas' biggest success in latest clash with Israel

    07/22/2014 1:18:19 PM PDT · 36 of 75
    livius to Star Traveler

    Well, I certainly wouldn’t want to be flying into Tel Aviv right now - apparently one of the rockets pierced the “Iron Dome,” and Hamas has been boasting about how they want to take down a passenger plane. Pilots are refusing to fly the route and passengers are cancelling. This is only common sense, and Hamas would be even happier if the planes kept on flying and they actually did manage to get one.

    The thing that nobody is noticing is how much more successful Hamas is in general this time around. They have killed a large number (relatively speaking) of Israeli soldiers and do seem to have gotten at least one rocket through the Iron Dome.

    It probably had a thank you note to Obama attached to it, since it was the clandestine arming of the Syrian “rebels,” the precursors of ISIS, that got these higher quality arms into the hands of Hamas and a host of other seriously bad guys. He always supports the most militant Islamists.

  • United, Delta and USAir suspend flights to Israel - UPDATE FAA BANS US FLIGHTS, EUROPEANS FOLLOW

    07/22/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT · 43 of 106
    livius to Tzfat

    No, it’s not an Obama plot. The attack may have been supported by Obama, but closing the airport is reasonable and maybe even a little overdue. Some pilots have been refusing to fly that route and I’m sure a lot of passengers have cancelled.

    The Tel Aviv airport has been a target for some time, and unfortunately Hamas has been having unprecedented success in this latest attack. They tried shelling the airport last week but the missiles met the Iron Dome. However, this week somehow they managed to get one through.

    I was supposed to be visiting the Holy Land in October, and I’m hoping this will have calmed down by then. But if not, I’m not going.

  • President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

    07/22/2014 12:25:21 PM PDT · 36 of 68
    livius to Jumper

    The Church is not taking Federal money. The only thing that used to get some support was Catholic Charities, which actually had a lot of agencies in a lot of places essentially doing the work that local jurisdictions either couldn’t or wouldn’t do.

    Many Catholics stopped contributing to Catholic Charities long ago, and actually, it’s come full circle, because now the “Catholic” in their name doesn’t get them money from Catholics but it also virtually excludes them from getting Federal money for a lot of the good programs they used to run (such as adoption, etc.) because the newer more orthodox bishops have forbidden them to adopt to gays and do many other things that they would otherwise be doing. This funding was not in the form of direct grants, but for running programs for the disadvantaged or persons in crisis.

    It’s a bad thing in many ways; Planned Parenthood wanted the Church driven out of the adoption business so that they could tell girls there was no option to abortion, and as usual, PP got what it wanted.

  • President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

    07/22/2014 12:18:53 PM PDT · 32 of 68
    livius to Jeff Chandler

    Picture of a big fat mistake.

  • President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

    07/22/2014 12:18:08 PM PDT · 30 of 68
    livius to Kaslin

    Which one?

  • Is the “Missio ad Gentes” Still a Priority for Pope Francis’ Church?

    07/22/2014 12:17:27 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    livius to defconw; SpirituTuo

    The problem is that he’s the Pope, not just a private person whose words might be misunderstood with no harm done.

    If everything he says requires “explanation” by what are clearly desperate official sources (probably in communication with more orthodox higher ups), he needs to take a good look at this - and stop doing it.

    Style would be one thing. It’s the words that he actually says, not how he says them, that are the problem.

  • Is the “Missio ad Gentes” Still a Priority for Pope Francis’ Church?

    07/22/2014 6:43:03 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    livius to marshmallow

    Good article.

    Yes, I agree that the cardinals wanted to be loved and felt that electing somebody who seems to be led by every modern trend, from the “environment” to a populist anti-capitalism to a vagueness on sexual morality, was the way to do it. And I hate to say it, but I think more and more that Pope Francis himself wants to be loved by the “right people,” that is, the media and the academic and religious left who control the media, and that’s the reason for stunts like the Scalfari interviews.

    I hope he retires when he’s 80, although he has two more years to do more damage to the image of the Church and the faith of the people. The only thing good to come out of it is that I see a lot of resistance among more orthodox Catholics, who are referring more and more to Tradition and less and less to the specific pronouncements (or vague musings!) of the Pope.

  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/20/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    livius to nascarnation; GeronL

    Very possible that the Mooch will run for Senator, but I honestly think she wants to skip even that modest intermediate step and capitalize on her “celebrityhood” right now, before people have time to look at her objectively. Not that Dem Senators are ever examined objectively, of course...but I really think she feels she’s too important to bother with anything but the big kahuna.

    I guess we’ll see, something that is a truly scary thought, because as usual the GOP will present somebody designed to lose against even the worst Dem candidate in the universe.

  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 4:52:28 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    livius to MV=PY

    Yes, my feeling too. However, I lived in his district when he was just starting out and he really wasn’t bad at all. And then he became a professional con artist, also known as a lifer politician, and became not only insensitive to his district but incredibly corrupt.

    That said, opposing De Blasio is a good thing no matter who does it, and Rangel (who for reasons unknown to me is popular among blacks even though he long ago ceased to do anything for them) might be able to carry it off. I’m sure it’s only spite and vengeance, but if it helps the charter schools, that’s ok.

  • Senior pilots and cabin crew flagged concerns about flight path weeks before tragedy

    07/20/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    livius to maine-iac7

    There are two routes (one of them being this one) and both are technically ok and still permitted. But most pilots take the more southerly route in order to avoid the area. However, the southern route is more costly in terms of fuel and the company is in big trouble right now because of the earlier “incident,” so their pilots were probably encouraged to try to take this route when they could. That day there were also storms on the more southerly route, which use up more fuel.

    It appears that this Malaysian Air pilot thought he was pretty safe because it was a known flight path. The only thing I don’t understand is how he could not have known about the earlier shoot-down by the Russian allied rebels of a Ukrainian military jet...you’d think that might have made him wonder if flying into this zone was a good idea.

  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/20/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    livius to livius

    that would be “toked” too much...

  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/20/2014 1:26:16 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    livius to GeronL

    I agree. She scares the socks off me (she’s a disciple of Alinsky) and, while Obama is vicious and has accomplished a lot of the plan, he’s not very bright and maybe timed too much as a teenager, so he’s relying in oer people to do the actual work and tell him what to do.

    But Fauxcahontas is smarter than he is, very connected with the super radical left, and knows how to use the system. She’s younger than Hillary and, other than her constant lies, which seem to be forgiven because she’s a Dem, doesn’t have much of a history.

    I still think Moochelle is going to put her name out there, however, and in that case it will go to Moochelle. Otherwise, Warren will be their candidate.Cuomo might contest her but, believe it or not, many of the Dems consider him “conservative.”

  • Elizabeth Warren’s List for Progressives Is EERILY SIMILAR to Hitler’s Nazi List

    07/20/2014 3:50:35 AM PDT · 30 of 41
    livius to gleeaikin

    “Net neutrality” would probably shut down FR. It’s basically a plan for the government to take over the internet and dictate the distribution of bandwith, allocating it on sort of affirmative action criteria. What you have now is an internet that is operated through private parties (yes, those evil corporations!) and responds to private interests, many of them commercial.

    Don’t be fooled by “net neutrality.”

  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 6:23:44 PM PDT · 18 of 27
    livius to cripplecreek

    Yes, that’s true. Sometimes I feel they’re sitting out there chuckling and high-fiving each other when the gullible bite.

  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:41:27 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    livius to cripplecreek

    Just like FR is overrun by leftists trolling us? I don’t think anybody should troll anybody. Trolling means pretending to be a true believer who is purer and more perfect than any of the others, and thus can make extreme statements that look as if they are sympathetic but are designed to stir up or draw out dissent, destroy a particular person, or lure out the more gullible to reveal themselves. But trolling happens, and posters just need to be aware of it.

    I don’t think Warren will be their candidate because, even leaving aside her fantasy Indian heritage and a quasi-fantasy degree (not off a matchbook cover, because she was close to earning but didn’t) and other lies, she’s an extremely unpleasant, haranguing and shrill speaker and doesn’t even pretend to care about anybody except the radical leftwing of her party. She sounds like a baby female Stalin.

  • Muslims Enter Catholic Church, See A Statue Of The Virgin Mary, Call It An Idol And Destroy It

    07/19/2014 5:29:26 PM PDT · 20 of 131
    livius to markomalley

    Protestants did the same. Protestants both in Europe and in what is now the US attacked statues of the Virgin and the saints and also destroyed altars and churches. There are Catholic monasteries in Spain that are still doing reparation on behalf of the English and the Napoleonic French for the devastation that they wrought on the churches in various attacks and invasions.

    Protestantism, like Islam, was essentially Arianism in a new garb. Islam was more destructive because it combined with pagan religions and tribalism. Protestantism usually combined with the State or, as in the case of the Calvinists, wanted to be the State.

    And in addition, about 700 years separated the two, so society had changed and paganism no longer existed on a large scale.

    Arianism may seem pretty abstract and innocent, but...as they say, ideas have consequences.

  • Nun Expects to Become Target of Radical Islamic Group (ISIS)

    07/19/2014 5:15:15 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    livius to gov_bean_ counter; Lurker

    Why would there be?

    As for refugee status, this was actually denied to Christians under Bush, not by him, but by the Democrat legislature, and Bush as usual didn’t have the guts to oppose it.

    And as for our current immigration problems, one of the first things that Obama did, literally the day after his inauguration, was to take thousands off the legal quota for Latin Americans and give it to Muslims and people from the ME, but of course not including Christians. That’s why we ended up with the Muslim Charnaev brothers killing harmless American marathoners, at the same time piling up good potential legal Latin American immigrants at the border and then having Obama cynically manipulate the law so these stupid, desperate people in Central America somehow thought he had given them or at least their children the go-signal. He’s an evil man, and cruel, cruel, cruel.

    That said, it didn’t seem to me as if the good sister expected any support from the US, and she’s being very realistic about this. Christians are going to live and die on their own, because this country certainly isn’t going to support them.

  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-18 : The Tranquility of President Obama's Mind

    07/18/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    livius to Patton@Bastogne
    It is as though the more dangerous the world becomes the more Obama hides in a fantasy world of avoiding the responsibilities of the presidency by using the office to surround himself with court jesters who distract him in an enlightened and noble way from the growing failures of his policies and the rapidly expanding threats to the civilized world.

    Not to mention that he's also encouraging the worst. But aside from that, his abdication of US power has led to total chaos. Now that Rome has fallen from inside, who is going to enforce the Pax Romana?

    Islam arose basically because there was no single power after the fall of Rome that could unite or empower the different ethnic/tribal/regional groups and kingdoms, either by fear or by more positive means. So when a nutcase Arab tribal bandit swept in and started attacking the peaceful but weak kingdoms around him, they fell one after another.

    What's going to happen this time around?

  • Three Young Siblings, Grandfather Among Malaysia Airlines’ Deceased

    07/18/2014 4:53:22 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    livius to Kid Shelleen

    Terrible story. It was such a diverse group of people - AIDS researchers from several different countries, families and vacation travelers from several different countries - all of whom were living their lives and traveling to do something. And then destroyed by the chaos that Obama has unleashed upon the world by withdrawing the US from the international sphere and making us the toothless tiger of the imaginary red lines, and one, furthermore, which only gives moral and financial support to the most leftist or Islamist element in any country.

    I don’t think the plane was shot down intentionally, but there’s been a hot war going on there for several months now, and the fact that the US has retreated means also that Putin has neither the pressure or the support to intervene. So we have one part of the world after another that are becoming no-go zones.

    Obama has really destabilized the entire world, and decent people are paying for it.

  • Around 100 Attendees Heading To Australia AIDS Conference Among Victims Of Downed Malaysia Flight

    07/18/2014 4:42:35 PM PDT · 46 of 48
    livius to Jim Noble

    Thank you.