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  • FRANCE IS INVESTIGATING RUSSIA’S SUPPOSED ROLE IN PROMOTING YELLOW VEST RIOTS

    12/10/2018 6:12:43 AM PST · by MNDude · 9 replies
    FRANCE IS INVESTIGATING RUSSIA’S SUPPOSED ROLE IN PROMOTING YELLOW VEST RIOTS 2:15 PM 12/09/2018 | WORLD Chris White | Energy Reporter 274 France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests. French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come after reports showed that 600 Twitter accounts pushed the anti-carbon tax protests.
  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: An Interview with Todd Hampson

    12/09/2018 8:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant or too complicated.Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Hampson (@thampson) about his book, The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times: Bible Prophecy for Everyone (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).Explain the title of the book and its format.Todd Hampson: The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times features a comical character known as the Non-Prophet. He always gets prophecy wrong and doesn’t...
  • Google Approves App For Muslims To Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

    12/09/2018 7:40:07 PM PST · by MNDude · 69 replies
    A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam. No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
  • When will liberals give Melania Trump the credit she deserves?

    12/09/2018 3:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2018 | Madison Gesiotto
    In the year of the woman, First Lady Melania Trump is the greatest of them all. While the media is busy salivating over Hollywood actresses and radical female Democrats, it is Melania Trump who deserves recognition for everything she has done for women and children in the last two years. The mainstream media loves to portray Republicans as aggressive upholders of the “patriarchy” who seek to quash the cause of gender equality. Yet the ostensible feminists on the left often bully and intimidate strong conservative women, attacking them for their beliefs and values. This is why I was not surprised...
  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 11:06:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 86 replies
    So now we have combat ready armored vehicles with the EU flag which are being used against unarmed European protesters who are demonstrating against a pro EU authoritarian regime.
  • 10 Wonderful Benefits of Sardines

    12/09/2018 10:55:31 AM PST · by amorphous · 123 replies
    Organic Facts - Unbiased information on health ^ | last updated - November 03, 2018 | by Kiran Patil
    The health benefits of sardines include the prevention of heart diseases, certain types of cancers, and age-related macular degeneration. They also help strengthen bones, boost the immune system, improve insulin resistance, and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Please Start Your Mixers

    12/09/2018 6:04:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-9-18 | MOTUS
    Today is Raj’s birthday, and that means only one thing around here: there will be cake. At one time that meant Mom’s Mystery Cake, which was about as simple as a homemade dessert could get and delicious when served with copious amounts of whipped cream. There are many more complicated variations of “fruit cocktail cake” out there but if yours looks more like a traditional cake with identifiable chunks of fruit in it you’re not doing it right. It should be more of an amalgamated pudding like creature. Mom’s Mystery CakeIngredients     1 (16 ounce) can fruit cocktail in heavy...
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says

    12/08/2018 9:40:09 PM PST · by MNDude · 70 replies
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick. But that's not true, a team of experts argued in a new report released Wednesday.
  • Merkel: Trump has almost destroyed 'New World Order'

    12/08/2018 4:42:25 PM PST · by MNDude · 140 replies
    NewsPunch) German chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that the New World Order is ‘under threat’ due to the rise of President Trump and the trend of Trump-supporting populist leaders winning elections around the world in the past year. The German leader slammed the rejection of open borders and globalism, and poured scorn on the patriotic movement currently sweeping across Europe, the U.S, Brazil, Australia and other parts of the world. Read more at https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/12/merkel-trump-has-almost-destroyed-new-world-order/#XDr4YjHYPksqZlwg.99
  • The Privilege of Being Remembered Like a Dead White Man (BARF)

    12/07/2018 11:29:43 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    The Root ^ | December 3, 2018 | Damon Young
    Did you know that houses owned by black Americans are undervalued by an average of $48,000 per home? Combined, this makes for 156 billion dollars in losses—a discrepancy called a “segregation tax.” I didn’t know this either, until a recent study by the Brookings Institute articulated exactly how pervasive this brand of bias is, and the obvious generational impact of it. If you comb through enough data and listen to enough anecdotes and read enough books and know enough black people, little nuggets of the effects of racism and anti-blackness will continue to reveal themselves, like post-credit Easter eggs when...
  • “I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried”: Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators

    12/07/2018 4:40:20 AM PST · by MNDude · 55 replies
    The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and conflicts of interest, and that Bill Clinton has been commingling business and personal expenses for a long time, reports The Hill‘s John Solomon. Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel made the admissions to investigators from MDA Analytics LLC – a firm run by “accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators,” who have been probing the Clinton Foundation for some time.
  • So Long President George H. W. Bush, And Thanks For All the Broccoli

    12/06/2018 5:59:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-6-18 | MOTUS
    As our 41st President, George H. W. Bush, is laid to his final rest today let it be noted that his hatred of broccoli will not die with him:“The man couldn't stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. And by the way, he passed these genetic defects along to us.” - George W. Bush, eulogy of his father George H. W. BushIndeed, GHWB’s deep-seated hatred goes way back, as reported in the NYT in 1990: President Bush declared today that he never, ever, wants to see another sprig of broccoli on his plate, whether he is on Air Force One or at the...
  • New Jersey deeply hates Christmas, survey shows

    12/05/2018 10:45:42 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | December 5, 2018 | News 12 New Jersey
    EDISON - A recent study has ranked New Jersey 47th in the U.S. for the least Christmas-friendly states. The survey was done by GetCenturyLink. The rankings were based on online activity and areas of culture.
  • Senator Alan Simpson will Speak Today at G.H.B.'s Tribute

    12/05/2018 8:39:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 12/5/18 | self
    Alan Simpson will speak today at George H. Bush’s tribute. His speech will be likely heart felt and perhaps sometimes light-hearted. Here are some of his funnier lines from the past._____________ “I watch Republicans, they give each other the saliva test of purity, and then they lose and they bitch for four years.” — — On the need for a socially tolerant, big tent Republican Party, in a Feb. 2012 interview with CBS’s Bob Schieffer. “[Social Security is] a milk cow with 310 million tits.” — in an August 2010 email, which he later apologized for. “If this had happened...
  • Note To Big Tuna: Try Harder

    12/05/2018 4:41:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 34 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-5-18 | MOTUS
    I read yesterday that Big Tuna is blaming millennials for a downturn in canned tuna sales (The Trouble With Tuna: ‘A Lot of Millennials Don’t Even Own Can Openers’).Now I’ve found fault with millennials in the past for all sorts of things - mostly related to their willful lack of critical thinking skills and their mindless adoption of looney leftist dogma that they’ve been spoon fed and indoctrinated in since inception – but even I am unwilling to blame them for the demise of canned tuna. If it’s true that millennials don’t own can openers we could be dealing with...
  • Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration

    12/04/2018 5:17:02 PM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration PDF document takes place in Marrakech, Morocco on the 10th and 11th of December, 2018. The Conference is convened under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly and is held pursuant to resolution 71/1 of 19 September 2016, entitled "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," which decided to launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration.
  • Meghan Markle 'wanted air fresheners' inside wedding chapel to make it less 'musty'

    12/03/2018 7:38:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2018 | Nola Ojomu
    While Prince Harry reportedly insisted Meghan Markle could get whatever she wanted while planning their wedding, it appears the former actress had quite a few requests turned down. New reports claim the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex wanted to use air fresheners and hand-held atomisers to help make St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle less “musty” by the time guests arrived. But sources claim the palace put their foot down about making any changes to the 15th century chapel. According to Daily Mail, royal staff pointed out that the chapel was a regular place of worship for the Queen.
  • Adorable little boy cries at the sight of all his birthday presents

    12/02/2018 3:50:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2018
    When Finlay Strafford, from Galashiels, Scotland, came downstairs on his third birthday, he was not ready to see all of the presents waiting for him. The adorable little kid teared up at the sight, unable to comprehend that everything was for him.
  • Time For a Festive Nervous Breakdown

    12/02/2018 6:27:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 57 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-2-18 | MOTUS
    Last year when two thirds of my Christmas tree lights failed to light I decided to replace all of them rather than get a new tree. Not in order to save the earth but because I liked the size and shape of the 8 year old tree that was otherwise in very good condition. Buy LEDs they said, they’ll never burn out they said. So I opted for the micro LED lights, aka “rice” lights because I liked the way they twinkled at me in the store. And, as they said, they’ll never burn out.  Right. This is me, this...