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  • UK gov't: Earth will only have 12-hour warning to deal with massive Sun explosion

    07/30/2015 7:28:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies ^ | July 29, 2015
    It sounds like a scene from a disaster movie – mass power failures, plane crashes, satellite disruptions, and train derailments. These are some of the threats modern society would face in the case of a massive solar storm, according to a new document released by the U.K. Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The “Space Weather Preparedness Strategy” outlines the disturbances that could be caused by unpredictable solar weather. The most striking find from the report is the fact that a country would have only a 12-hour warning period before the storm would hit the planet. The worst possible scenario...
  • What consensus? Less than half of climate scientists agree with the IPCC “95%” certainty

    07/30/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 13 replies
    Jonova ^ | 7/30/2015 | Joanne nova
    I used to think there was a consensus among government-funded certified climate scientists, but a better study by Verheggen et al shows even that is not true. The “97% consensus” is now 43%. Finally there is a decent survey on the topic, and it shows that less than half of what we would call “climate scientists” who research the topic and for the most part, publish in the peer reviewed literature, would agree with the IPCC’s main conclusions. Only 43% of climate scientists agree with the IPCC “95%” certainty..
  • SunTzu, VietNam Veteran's Edition.

    07/29/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 6 replies
    Had this idea while chatting on another thread. I thought this might provoke some interesting insights from veterans. Sun Tzu wrote "The Art of War", many people are familiar with. If you were to add your own proverb or paragraph of wisdom about VietNam to instruct future generations, what would it be? Thank you for your service.
  • Yes, White People, It Is About You

    07/29/2015 2:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ann Friedman
    “Ready to get uncomfortable with us?” asked the official MTV Twitter account on Wednesday, preparing its audience for the documentary White People, which aired that night. In the hour-long special, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas talks to young people — many of them white — about race in America. While white people aren’t the only ones talking, they are involved in every conversation, and each segment has some focus on the white experience of race: a white guy who goes to a historically black college, the white teachers at a school on an Oglala Sioux reservation, white people who...
  • (vanity) Prayers for my father's bypass surgery today!

    07/29/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 7/29/15 | me
    Hello all. Asking for more prayers for my father. Today he is at Hopkins to have triple-bypass surgery. This is harrowing enough, as is the thought of "recovery" with them cutting bones for it, but last night I just got a call from my aunt (his sister) and she stated that she and my uncle (brother), who is paralyzed, have a defect in their spines and that my dad should ensure surgeons are aware of this because of possible genetic similarity. I called my parents this morning to tell them (my aunt oddly did not mention it to them). But...
  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Killing

    07/28/2015 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 6/30/15 | Selco
    There are few things to understand if you are forced to kill someone or in if someone is trying to kill you. Most of the people are unaware of them but it is important to understand them. As I said many times before, most people simply did not face real violence before. I mean killing or fighting for life. That’s good because we live in society where those things are not needed. On the other side, from the point of survival if you did not went through serious violence before you lack that experience, you do not really know what...
  • Conservative vanity about liberal vanities, that are mostly about conservatives. (vanity)

    07/28/2015 8:20:36 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 6 replies
    7/28/2015 | Me
    I liked to argue on a couple lib sites in the past, and I still browse them just to see what the average lefty is talking about. I wanted to share what are 24hrs of "liberal vanities" from a larger leftist site...what topics are lib posters sharing spontaneously about...Donald Trump? ;) I didn't pick and choose, they're listed as I found them. _________________ First one blames the media for Trump's success. They shouldn't have put him on TV. Next expressing derision for Bush and preference for Trump if there were no other alternative. Why does Trump own a wind farm...
  • My Wife is Mentally Ill

    07/28/2015 6:09:00 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 165 replies
    July 28, 2015 | rfreedom4u
    My wife is mentally ill. I realize many men say this and most are probably kidding but in my case it is 100% true. Her illness began in 1996 after the birth of our last child. At first we were told it was post-partum depression. She was hospitalized that year several times and given various medications. We’ve never really gone to church much but she began talking about religion quite a bit so I bought her a bible (NKJ) and she devoured it. She was reading it all the time and one day I noticed she was crossing parts out...
  • Arrest made in Tulsa stabbing death

    07/28/2015 5:28:44 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 6 replies
    dailyKeen ^ | 7/27/15 | Staff
    A black female was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma in connection with the stabbing death of a 31-year-old woman. News reports claim the death resulted from an argument. Arrested for the homicide is Latoya Willis, 33. News reports say 31-year-old Amber McBroom was found in her vehicle with multiple stab wounds to the chest. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. An unnamed 37-year-old woman was treated for non-lethal wounds to her arm.
  • Dr. Church’s appeal to take place this Wednesday and Thursday.

    07/28/2015 4:52:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 07/28/2015 | n/a
    This Wednesday and Thursday, July 29-30, the appeal hearing for Dr. Paul Church will take place. It will include lawyers, “evidence”, and witnesses, as his hospital attempts to seal his firing. On March 30, Dr. Church, a well-respected urologist, was expelled from the medical staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston. Dr. Church’s crime? He voiced concerns to his colleagues and hospital staff about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities. As we’ve reported, for years the hospital has been aggressive in its...
  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They’ve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: “If you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different,” he joked, stone-faced. “You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you.” Since then, that “generous” uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • Donald Trump Presidential Run Sparks #WhenTrumpIsElected Twitter Predictions

    07/27/2015 10:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 27, 2015 | Reid Nakamura
    “He will be busy securing a border across the South, while Americans are busy escaping across the one to the North,” writes one userPresidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead in the polls is causing some concern among Twitter users. The hashtag #WhenTrumpIsElected started trending on Monday, with users offering their best predictions for what effects the potential election outcome might have on the country. “The bald eagle will no longer be bald,” wrote one Twitter user beside a photo of a bald eagle, Trump’s hair Photoshopped onto its head. Users also had ideas as to who would form Trump’s cabinet. “Say...
  • The Iran Deal’s “Exit Ramp” Provision – The Termination Clause – Full Text pdf Included…

    07/27/2015 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Sundance
    What this article outlines is, in fact, the termination clause within the Iranian nuclear deal. A full analysis shows how the language used to craft the deal gives Iran the easy out, ‘the-exit-ramp’ as soon as the sanctions are lifted. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not a ten-year agreement or a fifteen-year agreement or an eternal agreement. Paragraph 36 tells us the truth: Any...
  • Well, this is interesting

    07/26/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by lafroste · 73 replies
    Me | 7/26/15 | lafroste
    My tenants, who live out back of my house just came running up and told me there is a serial killer on the loose in our neighborhood. He just torched a car not 500 yards from my home. My tenants are loading their weapons, they say that several local hunters are out looking for this guy. We are also prepared. Weapons at the ready, all external lights on and our GSD is out patrolling the property. Maybe a practice run for what is coming. I'll update on this thread if anything happens.
  • WSJ Editor: If You Wanna Make Terrorists Talk, Force Them to Listen to Hillary

    07/26/2015 12:22:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    mediaite ^ | July 26, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Wall Street Journal editor Dorothy Rabinowitz yukked yesterday that if you want to extract information from terrorist detainees, skip the waterboarding or the hours of Black Sabbath and just make them listen to Hillary Clinton. “This is a person who is difficult to listen to,” Rabinowitz said on WSJ’s Saturday afternoon Fox show. (It does too exist.) “I used to think that if you wanted to extract information from terrorists, all you have to do is put them in the room with Hillary Clinton and force them to listen to her speech. They’ll tell you everything after that.”
  • Hulk Hogan fired by WWE as he admits to racist n-word tirade

    07/25/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 35 replies
    Hogan was caught on tape ranting about sex life of daughter Brooke, 27 In 2007 tape he said: 'if she was going to f**k some n****r, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars' Just before tape surfaced publicly on Friday, WWE cut all ties with Hogan Wrestler apologized and admitted tape was 'offensive' and 'unacceptable' WWE has terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan after an audio tape emerged of him launching a racist tirade littered with the n-word complaining about his daughter's sex life. The 61-year-old pro wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea,...
  • HuffPo: Discovery of Planet Outside Solar System Is 'Bad News For God'

    07/25/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."The Huffington Post contributor led his article, "Earth 2.0: Bad News for God," by...
  • Round One

    07/25/2015 6:50:22 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot
    PJ Media ^ | 7-24-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    (snip) Democrat against Democrat. Republican against Republican. Pretty soon it’ll be Marvel vs DC. What’s driving this outbreak of conflict? Is there a highly contagious, rage-inducing virus in the district water supply? Or are we watching formerly stable political coalitions beginning to fall apart? Here’s the case for collapsing coalitions. David Wiegel at the Washington Post writes that at least insofar as the Democratic Party is concerned, internal politics is becoming a zero-sum game. He quotes Barney Frank’s roundabout way of asserting that the trouble with today’s Dems is there isn’t enough loot left to simultaneously pay off the black...
  • Pop stars in Democratic politics

    07/24/2015 9:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Holly Blackler
    Pop stars are definitely not shy about taking sides in American politics, as we saw when artists such as Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce all rallied behind President Obama in his respective campaigns. On their own, singers are just voters. They might not know a whole lot about politics, and you might not care what they think. But a lot of people, especially young people, do. And young people matter. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest youth turnout in 70 years, contributing to sweeping Republican victories a few short years after the youth vote helped President Obama...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘Fortunately, There Was No Fox News When I Was President’

    07/24/2015 12:25:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Sarah Stites
    It’s old news that Jimmy Carter believes Jesus would support gay marriage and some abortion. But Fox News? Well, Carter doesn’t like that. Earlier this week, NY Times reporter Philip Galanes sat down for lunch with the former president and black author Jacqueline Woodson to discuss issues of race and religion, including the confederate flag, black-white relations and same-sex marriage. Galanes pointed out that both Carter and Woodson went “door to door” as Christian missionaries when they were younger. Woodson went as a Jehovah’s Witness, but no longer practices. Galanes understood. “They’re not so hot on gay and lesbian issues,”...
  • A Liberal is....

    07/22/2015 7:31:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tom Trinko
    A liberal is someone who thinks the third world's problems can be fixed by killing enough brown babies and who calls people who object to that "racists". A liberal is someone who thinks tax increases on businesses are paid out of the secret stash of cash all businesses hide in their basement.<> A liberal is someone who thinks prayer in school is obscene but who believes schools should teach Nietzsche. A liberal is someone who wants stricter gun control but has armed bodyguards. A liberal is someone who wants guns out of honest citizens' hands but who also wants more...
  • Hillary jokes about 'daily challenge' of hair, makeup

    07/21/2015 2:14:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Hillary Clinton says her hair and makeup routine is “a daily challenge.” The Democratic presidential frontrunner and former secretary of State participated in a Facebook Q&A on Monday, answering a handful of wide-ranging questions from users. “Every morning, as my boyfriend zips out the door and I spent 30+ minutes getting ready, I wonder about how the ‘hair and makeup’ tax affects other women,” one Facebook user, Libby Britain, said in a message to Clinton. Britain added, “as a young professional woman, I’d genuinely love to hear about how you manage getting ready each morning.” Clinton replied, “Amen sister —...
  • What are your all-time favorite TV commercials?

    07/21/2015 8:42:39 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 141 replies
    one man's opinion...
    This is just to take a little breather from all things Trump, Obama's cave to Iran, and the sadness over 5 brave Americans getting massacred by a home-grown Islamic terrorist. So then, what are YOUR favorite TV commercials? And enjoy!!!
  • Bruce Jenner, Brett Favre, and the cultural totalitarians

    07/21/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    In a truly surreal display, NFL great Brett Favre is being denounced by the left’s new cultural commissars for not clapping long and hard enough at ESPN’s ESPY awards, as Bruce/“Caitlyn” Jenner received a “Courage” award for his efforts to become a woman. Oddly, Favre did applaud – not doing so would have been a grave heresy to America’s new church of progressive inquisitors. His sin was not applauding enthusiastically enough. The New York Post placed a video of Favre’s blasphemous insufficient clapping, juxtaposed with Jenner’s celebratory ascent to the stage. The video repeatedly replays Favre’s cruel, disgraceful, calloused political-ideological-cultural...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...
  • VANITY: Who is attending Sturgis 2015?

    07/21/2015 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 25 replies
    Robert Teesdale ^ | 7/21/2015 | Robert Teesdale
    Vanity post here, which I rarely do... Who is going to Sturgis this year? With well over a million attendees expected in Sturgis this year for the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally, I can only imagine there will be a number of Freepers present. I'd like to commence a thread for this, and facilitate some in person meetings. It would be a pleasure.
  • What Pisses Me Off About Donald Trump and John McCain

    07/21/2015 3:42:42 AM PDT · by 4rcane · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Jul 20, 2015 | Stefan Molyneux Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you’ve heard about the impact Donald Trump is having on American Politics. After controversial comments about illegal immigration and crime, Trump has risen to the very top of the polls, making him the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the Presidential Election.
  • Miner Says Foreman Painted His Testicles

    07/19/2015 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 54 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 7/16/15 | YAWANA WOLFE
    [snip]Then, "[a]fter Plaintiff's complaints about the excessive exposure to the coal dust, Defendant Adam Whitt sprayed Plaintiff's testicles with spray paint on two separate occasions," the complaint says.
  • Howie Carr: Trace terrorists to Ted Kennedy

    07/19/2015 7:37:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Every time another foreign terrorist murders Americans in cold blood, I think of Ted Kennedy. It’s still unclear how this latest Middle East monster infiltrated the United States. But you can bet it involved his family taking advantage of one of Ted Kennedy’s “landmark” laws — the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, perhaps, or the Refugee Act of 1980. Or maybe his father utilized one of the “terrorist visas” enshrined by the Immigration Act of 1990. That catastrophe, by the way, was signed into law by Juan Ellis Bush’s father, Bush 41. Teddy’s fingerprints are all over each of these...
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Question for Any Naval Personnel

    07/18/2015 12:23:23 PM PDT · by lafroste · 53 replies
    me | 7/18/15 | lafroste
    First off, I would like to thank you all for the great advice I received on FR for an invention of mine. You may like to know that I have followed your advice, did a patent search, looked up links and read them, and am preparing my micro-patent submission. However, this post involves an entirely different subject.Here is my query: My son graduated this year (2015) from high school. He is 17. He took the ASVAB his junior year, and scored exceptionally high (97). He has been told by several different recruiters that he scored the highest in this entire...
  • Are key Republican leaders in D.C. being blackmailed?

    07/18/2015 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 125 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    "I have the most important question of a lifetime for all of you. Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed?" Video at link.
  • Yes, media… the motive for the Chattanooga shooting is just a mystery, isn’t it?

    07/18/2015 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As it turns out, I was on vacation and out of reach of cable news for the entire week, including during the horrific shooting in Chattanooga. (This no doubt came as a relief to some of our readers, though rumors of my early acceptance to the Mars Relocation Program were exaggerated.) I was still picking up details and some of the mainstream media coverage of the tragedy via social media, though, and I rather wish I hadn’t even had access to that. Upon arriving home and switching on CNN I was treated to Jane Harman talking to Wolf Blitzer and...
  • Muhammad…Muhammad…Where Have I Heard That Name Before?

    07/17/2015 7:56:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    In the wake of the latest mass shooting, carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an engineer like so many Islamic terrorists, we are seeing the usual scramble to avoid stating the obvious. On CNN, Tom Fuentes ludicrously cautioned that Muhammad is not an Islamic name: SNIPAnother Islamic extremist commits a terrorist act–what a coincidence! Speaking of coincidences, the Washington Post chose this morning to plug the Southern Poverty Law Center’s long-discredited tabulation of “hate groups,” the vast majority of which no one has ever heard of.
  • Man Faces 6 Months in Jail For Disagreeing With Feminists on Twitter

    07/17/2015 7:30:26 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-15-2015 | Rob Trent
    A Canadian man faces 6 months in jail for disagreeing with feminists on Twitter, a case that one journalist warns "could have enormous fallout for free speech." (3:05 in length)
  • Abortion clinic defenders joke about aborted baby, tweeting “Lunch for all”

    07/16/2015 8:42:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 16, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Pro-lifers have gathered in Montgomery, Alabama where they are protesting abortion in that city. Also there are groups of abortion supporters who have taken to social media to mock efforts of the anti-abortion folks. The clinic: Reproductive Health Services Their Twitter Page Hangout: Pink House Defenders A few hours ago the pro-choice defenders began tweeting, “where’s Malachi?” Malachi was a 21 week aborted baby boy that was found frozen in a jar with three other little children at an abortion mill in Dallas, Texas, in February 1993. Malachi was buried at the Cemetery of the Innocents in Dallas, Texas, in...
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor (Exclusive)

    07/16/2015 10:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the network’s primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring. McCain, who...
  • FReeper Metalhead / Heavy Rock / Rock / Punk fans

    07/16/2015 2:09:02 AM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 58 replies
    Lefty-Lie-Spy | 2015-07-16 | Lefty-Lie-Spy
    I've been saying forever that I wanted to get a heavy metal fans ping list going, so this is how I end my procrastination. Please ping yourself here and fork new topics for Heavy Metal related talk and Conservativism in heavy music topics.
  • Useful Idiots: The Apologists for Planned Parenthood’s “Doctor of Death” Deborah Nucatola

    07/15/2015 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies burke's blog ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kevin Burke
    Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin used the term “polyezniy idiot” or “useful idiot” to describe sympathizers in the West who blindly supported Communist leaders.] There is rapidly spreading firestorm surrounding the video of Dr Deborah Nucatola, the medical director of Planned Parenthood. The video shows her enjoying her salad and red wine as she describes the harvesting of aborted pre-born human organs and body parts for sale to bio-medical companies. What is perhaps even more disturbing, are some of the responses from those that serve as apologist for Planned Parenthood. This from Amanda Marcotte at Slate: As someone who is...
  • Russia And Iran Are Trading Places

    07/15/2015 12:19:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Brian Whitmore
    After decades as an isolated rogue state, Iran appears to be finally coming in from the cold. And after decades of pretending to be a partner to the West, Russia has gone rogue. Tehran and Moscow are essentially swapping places. The symmetry is hard to miss. And so are the geopolitical implications of the agreement reached in Vienna to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of crippling international sanctions. Vladimir Putin said Moscow "welcomes" the agreement, adding that "the world can breathe a sigh of relief." The Kremlin, however, may soon be heaving a sigh of despair....
  • Congresswoman gives emotional response to horrifying Planned Parenthood vid on House floor,...

    07/15/2015 8:28:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 15, 2015 | Saynsumthn
    FULL TITLE: Congresswoman gives emotional response to horrifying Planned Parenthood vid on House floor, “Are we really going to tolerate this inhumanity?” A stirring speech on the House Floor from a US Congresswoman decrying Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish selling of aborted baby body parts has been virtually ignored by the media. U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Following an undercover video conversation between the Center for Medical Progress and a top Planned Parenthood abortionist revealing how the tax funded organization chops up the babies they kill with abortion to harvest their body parts, Rep. Roby gave an...
  • Vanity: Those irritating "Pope Francis Said..." commercials on WMAL -- suggested action

    07/14/2015 3:25:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    I'm sure I'm not alone in being really sick of the saturation advertising by the left-wing group "Knights of St Francis" that is being broadcast on WMAL. Here are a couple of suggestions: Find another source for conservative talk. A couple of samples that have basically the same network shows as WMAL (though different local shows): WCBM Baltimore. Dallas. Take a moment and write the Advertising Manager for Cumulus DC: I suggest that you use something like the following format (I am not giving you text to copy/paste in an email as form emails are never as...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senate’s only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply with the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • Preppers: Meet the paranoid Americans awaiting the apocalypse

    07/13/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies ^ | July 12, 2015 | Rod O'Connor
    BY ALL APPEARANCES, Bob Valenti is your average upwardly mobile suburbanite. The 40-something father of two has a couple of advanced degrees and a high-paying job at a high-flying technology company. He has an aggressive retirement plan and plenty socked away in college funds for his kids. As of last year, he also has a plan for surviving the end of the world as we know it. A few years ago, Valenti (who asked that his real name not be used, for reasons that will be clear soon enough) and his wife traded their Chicago townhouse for a gorgeous $800,000...
  • Place your bets: I got a sixer that says Donald Trump doesn't make it to the end of the year

    07/12/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    As I have noted, I never bet more than a six-pack on politics. That keeps it at a level that is fun but not serious. In that regard, I made a bet last spring with state Senator Mike Doherty over whether Chris Christie would formally enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. I said yes. Mike said no. Frankly I was a bit surprised. Mike is a conservative Republican from Warren County who has been quite outspoken in his assessment of Christie's overbearing ego and ambition. I thought he of all people would predict that Christie would make...
  • What the Parts Man Sees (some motorcycle-buying considerations)

    07/12/2015 10:16:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    City Bike ^ | May 2015 | Maynard Hershon
    I saw my buddy Al in a café, having lunch alone and sat down with him. He sells clothing and accessories in a multi-line (Triumph and Italian) motorcycle shop. You pass by him and are greeted by him on your way to the showroom or service department. He mentioned to me long ago that you could tell what a person rides when you see him walk in the door. Is that true? “Oh, yes,” he said. “You can tell. “A Moto-Guzzi customer is older, gray hair, heavier-set, rides by himself, comes in alone. Guzzi riders are different from riders of...
  • Eat Bugs To Save The Planet

    07/12/2015 3:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 11, 2015 | Johnny Adamic
    We’re a month away from going over budget in using this year’s planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects. By mid-summer of each year, we use up the Earth. Known as Earth Overshoot Day, it’s the day, sometime in August, when our yearly demand for ecological resources exceeds how much the planet can replenish those resources for the year. Soon after August 15, this year, Earth will be operating on a deficit. All the while, the population of Earth is growing. It’s estimated there will be 9 billion people by 2050, an additional...
  • Meanwhile In Washington...(18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 )

    07/11/2015 8:02:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-11-15 | @markknoller
    18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 at Caves Valley. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 11, 2015
  • More Offensive: Confederate Flag or Illegal Foreigners Flying Mexican Flag?

    07/11/2015 1:55:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/10/2015 | John Lillpop
    One of the most revolting and disgusting traits of liberals is their insatiable appetite for tearing down anything American in order to build up anti-American sentiment and people. The ongoing hysteria over the Confederate Flag is an excellent example. As current events make clear, most liberals have nothing but contempt for one the most lasting and cherished symbols of the South. Liberals routinely label those who respect and revere the Confederate Flag as red-necked racists and hate mongers. To far too many liberals, diversity is a terrific concept, except when it spawns tolerance for ideas and practices that the left...
  • Democrat County Chairman Punches Blind Veteran At Polling Place (video)

    07/11/2015 11:59:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 11, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    July 11, 2015 Democrat County Chairman Punches Blind Veteran At Polling Place (video) By Thomas Lifson Leroy Jones is Chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee, the third most populous county in New Jersey, whose county seat is Newark. According to LiveLeak: Video was released purportedly showing Leroy Jones punching 75-year-old Bill Graves, who was volunteering as a poll worker during the incident on primary day, June 2. “I hear this rumbling, ‘Where the blank is Bill Graves? I’m gonna kick his butt!’” Mr. Graves told a local ABC affiliate. “You can see on the tape it was intentional.” The...