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  • Critics denouce Trump’s ‘tacky and disrespectful’ Boy Scouts speech

    07/24/2017 11:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    The Boy Scouts official Facebook page was flooded with angry comments from parents and former scouts who called Monday’s speech by President Trump “unbelievably tacky and disrespectful.” “A statement from the [Boy Scouts of America] denouncing this speech and the conduct of the crowd booing a former president needs to be forth coming immediately,” Robin Tilson wrote. “Everything that the BSA stands for was discredited today by this speech and the reaction from many attendees.” Trump made a surprisingly political speech to the gathering of 40,000 young men at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The president slammed the media...
  • Palestinian Authority endorses riots: “Allah, liberate our mosque from the occupation’s filth” (tr)

    07/24/2017 9:23:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jul 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Abbas lied brazenly to President Trump, claiming that his government “educates for peace” and that the Palestinian Authority is “raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” “‘Allah, liberate our mosque from the occupation`s filth’ – ‘Jerusalem is ours,'” by Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, July 24, 2017: "The Palestinian Authority and Fatah continue to endorse the Palestinian riots in Jerusalem, encourage their “escalation,” and present the situation to Palestinians as if the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are in danger and need “defense.” [] During the last two weeks, PA and Fatah leaders have called...
  • Former German Cop: “Angela Merkel is the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Germany and Europe”

    07/24/2017 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Jul 24, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Dear Federal Government, I turn on the TV and I see “refugees”. I open up the newspaper and I read “refugees”. I go online and I see an ad banner in which the German economy is advertising for what? Right, for “refugees”. I walk through my home town and I see “refugees”. I drive my car and what do I see on the side of the road, walking in crowds? “Refugees”. I have had enough. What, really, have you done to us? Who among us was asked if they wanted this all and called it good? Who or what are...
  • The Agenda: Cultural Marxism in America

    07/24/2017 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Arizona Conservative ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | America Today
    There is nothing that is happening that can't be understood by examining the 100-year history of the efforts to destroy America. (video)
  • Meet The Immigrant Who's Creating A Venture Capital Fund For Fellow Immigrants

    07/24/2017 5:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | July 24, 2017 | Gabrielle Healy
    Semyon Dukach is a serial entrepreneur. In 1997, he started Fast Engines, a company that produced performance enhancing software for online apps. He sold it for $35 million in 2000 — when he owned a nearly 50 percent stake in the company, according to Forbes. Then, he became a prominent angel investor and went on to lead TechStars Boston, the most prestigious startup accelerator in town. Now, he’s working on a new project, One Way Ventures — a venture capital fund specifically for immigrant founders. BostonomiX caught up with Dukach to talk about One Way, the challenges facing immigrant entrepreneurs...
  • Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

    07/24/2017 3:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2017 | Nicki Zink
    The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory. “There's a ton of focus on what I like to call Russia fever,” press secretary Sarah Sanders told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. She said the allegations swirling around Russia and Trump associates is a “total made-up story about the president, trying to take away the legitimacy of his victory in November.” Instead, she said the focus should be on leaks of sensitive information to the media. “We need...
  • If you where confused about the migrant boats, the NGOs, and the Europeans (tr)

    07/23/2017 8:17:58 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Vlad Tepes ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | Eeyore
    Video report of Libyan Coast Guard intercepting "refugees" attempting to meet a Sea Watch boat. Sea Watch is a Soros funded NGO.
  • Where Trump is seen as saviour

    07/23/2017 5:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 23, 2017 | Valeria Perasso, Social Affairs correspondent
    Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority-white population in the US. The area overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump and locals believe new jobs will now come - but will that be enough to turn around decades of economic distress? Nine years after his plumbing company collapsed at the height of the credit crunch, Clint Barta is feeling confident enough to start again. "It's only been days, so it's a bit slow," says Barta who has been in the business for 33 years. "But I'm meeting with a builder tomorrow." The plumber had to lay off 75...
  • Justice excited about Trump's visit to West Virginia

    07/23/2017 1:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Herald-Disptach | July 23, 2017
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  • This Luxury ‘Star Wars’ Immersive Resort Is Like ‘Westworld’ In Space

    07/22/2017 4:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fresh Toast ^ | July 22, 2017 | Julien Perry
    Star Wars fans are about to lose their minds. As part of the anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being added to Florida’s Disney World in 2019, the theme park is also getting an immersive resort based on the epic film series. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek told a crowd at the D23 Expo last weekend that: We are working on our most experiential concept ever, it combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment. It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story....
  • President Trump is Responsible for Hillary Clinton Not Being Prosecuted

    07/22/2017 4:12:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 | ADAM GRAHAM
    President Donald Trump in a Tweet suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was unfair in his investigation by sharing a question that “so many people are asking.” Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted? 6:44 AM - 22 Jul 2017 20,466 20,466 Retweets 71,224 71,224 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Mueller isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails is because his mandate is to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and any crimes he uncovers in...
  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict — one that sparked protests across the country — and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.” Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in “The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman” at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...
  • What is halal?

    07/21/2017 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 49 replies
    Halal Choices ^ | Sep 9, 2015
    Halal simply means permitted or lawful. So when we are talking about halal foods it means any foods that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law. This means that for any food to be considered halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law. Here at Halal Choices we are concerned with the halal slaughter of animals such as beef, lamb and poultry. To be halal certified the animal must be facing Mecca, have its throat cut while still alive and then ritually sacrificed by a Muslim who recites a prayer dedicating the...
  • Canada revokes ISNA Islamic group’s charity status over funding to Pakistani terrorists

    07/21/2017 1:23:36 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Jul 20, 2017
    (Canadian) Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of a Canadian Islamic organization after an audit uncovered problems including tax receipts that were issued for donations to a Pakistani group linked to armed militancy. ISNA Islamic Services of Canada was stripped of its charitable status for “non-compliance,” according to records obtained by Global News. Authorities also revoked a related charity, the Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation. Both are former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada), and shared its Mississauga, Ont. address. Politicians of all stripes have attended ISNA-Canada events, notably Justin Trudeau in 2013 and, in April, Public...
  • The Will to Prevail

    07/21/2017 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Dr. Kate's View ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Dr. Kate
    He said he’d make us proud of our country again. And President Trump has through his actions and his words including the magnificent speech in Poland. In celebration of western civilization…but do we have the will to protect it? Remember Obama left Poland in the dust and cancelled a plan for missile defense. I guess that was the Nobel Peace Prize talking as he went about disarming America and her allies. Did he look the other way when the whole Polish government was assassinated? His trail of disasters has no match in our history. The left and the democrats are...
  • Ben Stein: Mueller ‘Wants to Kill’ Trump’s Political Career and ‘Maybe Take Away’ His Freedom

    07/20/2017 6:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 20, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    In a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with the New York Times yesterday, President Donald Trump revealed his anger at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe. The president also stated that if special counsel Robert Mueller decided to investigate his family’s finances while looking into the Russia matter, that would be a “red line” for him. In actor and conservative commentator Ben Stein’s view, Trump will need to get rid of Mueller eventually because the former FBI director may want to toss him in jail. Appearing on Fox Business this afternoon, Stein briefly touched on Sessions,...
  • Showdown at the Brenner Pass?

    07/20/2017 9:18:24 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Jul 20, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    We’ve featured several articles in the news feed about the Italian threat to give visas to hundreds of thousands of “refugees” and send them to its northern borders. The following report from an Austrian perspective indicates that an Italian migrant-aid NGO — the Italian Refugee Council — is behind the threats, rather than the Italian government.If you look at the chart of George Soros’ migrant-aid organizations that was recently featured in Zero Hedge, you’ll notice the same organization appears on the lower right side (Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati):In other words, George Soros is threatening the European Union with an...
  • Goldman Sachs is on a hiring spree to become the Google of Wall Street

    07/19/2017 2:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 19, 2017 | Frank Chaparro and Matt Turner
    Goldman Sachs is looking to fill over 20 positions for its Marquee platform, which is at the heart of its plan to become the Google of Wall Street. •The Marquee platform offer clients access to Goldman's firmwide risk platform and pricing system SecDB. Goldman Sachs wants to become the Google of Wall Street, and now it is staffing up the unit that could help it achieve that goal. The New York-based financial services giant is hiring for Marquee, a platform that provides clients access to the bank's analytics, data, content and execution capabilities via a browser or an API....
  • Woman invites Sudanese refugee to live in her home, months later he calls her a heartless racist

    07/19/2017 10:55:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2017 | John Sexton
    The Australian published a story last week written by a 71-year-old woman named Lynn Barber who lives in London. Barber was influenced by seeing pictures of refugees struggling to make it to Europe and one day she decided she had to do something about it. She happened to know an artist (Mike) who had worked at a refugee camp in France and told him that, if he knew of a refugee who needed a home, she would take that person in. A few weeks later, Mike called and brought Mohammed over. And just like that, Barber found herself alone with...