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  • The United States and the Turkish-Kurdish Conundrum in Northern Syria

    01/20/2019 8:10:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Arab Center, Washington DC ^ | January 11, 2019 | Mustafa Gurbuz
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s refusal to meet with US National Security Advisor John Bolton has become the latest episode of what are now periodic US-Turkey tensions over the Syrian Kurds. Erdoğan declared that he would not “accept or swallow” Bolton’s earlier comments that Turkey should provide security guarantees for Syrian Kurds as a precondition for US troops’ withdrawal from northern Syria. This has obviously become unsure as the withdrawal of these troops has actually begun. The “non-paper” that Bolton delivered to the Turkish presidential office included the statement that “the United States opposes any mistreatment of opposition forces who...
  • The Future of California is not Democrat, but Independent

    11/06/2018 9:55:57 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Vanity
    Wow, so I was actually tuned in to KPCC - the local NPR branch affiliate for Los Angeles. And one analyst gave a thorough rundown about California voter registration and polling trends. Here are some points: * Voters registering Independent of either party is up 169% as opposed to 25% for Dem and down 9% for Republican. This is especially true for new, young voters. Independents are the 2nd largest voting constiuent. * Independent candidate for Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is currently leading against his Democratic counterpart by 6 points. * Californians express fiscally conservative views with socially moderate policies....
  • BSA SCOUTS OUT NEW CONDOM POLICY

    06/03/2018 6:23:57 AM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 55 replies
    FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL ^ | May 22, 2018 | TONY PERKINS
    What kind of fire are the Boy Scouts teaching kids to start? Angry parents want to know now that the organization is making condoms an official part of its World Jamboree. Almost five years to the day that it threw open doors to homosexuality, BSA leaders are making their leftward lurch complete with the announcement that birth control would be provided at their next 12-day jamboree where 12- to 17-year-olds will convene
  • NAACP releases statement standing by Rachel Dolezal (#Transracial)

    06/12/2015 9:52:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    KHQ ^ | 6-12-2015 | KHQ
    A day after the parents of Rachel Dolezal, the President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP, said she has been misrepresenting herself as black for years, the NAACP says they are standing by Dolezal. In a statement released Friday, the organization said: "For 106 years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has held a long and proud tradition of receiving support from people of all faiths, races, colors and creeds. NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal is enduring a legal issue with her family, and we respect her privacy in this matter. One's racial identity...
  • The Common Core Conundrum

    04/18/2014 3:14:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Common Core State Standards could be the under-the-radar issue of the 2014 campaign. Business leaders and politicians had their hearts in the right place. We are a highly mobile society. People are likely to move more than once for jobs. Often they move their whole families to new school districts. Sometimes families move across the country. Children, particularly children whose parents are in the military, are prone to be disadvantaged in education if they move around. A school in one part of the country may be ahead of, behind or on altogether different subjects than a former school is. Because...
  • Rand Paul: Lets get this straight Im not for containing Iran

    04/17/2014 7:15:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A new op-ed prompted by his interview with ABC over the weekend, which generated headlines like, “Rand Paul: Don’t dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran.”He’s not for containment, he now says, but nor is he irrevocably against it. What he’s for is strategic ambiguity, not telegraphing your intentions towards a bad actor lest you inadvertently limit your options later. Does America have any recent experience with that? I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran.I am also not for announcing that the...
  • Stupid question re "Yellow Dog" Democrats

    10/12/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 46 replies
    Self | 10/12/'10 | Zionist Conspirator
    Believe it or not, even in the age of Obama and Pelosi there are still "Yellow Dog Democrats." Incredible. Why don't these "conservative" "I'm not like the national Dems" Dems just start their own party? Evidently they can never forgive Mr. Lincoln for kicking their fannies, but that doesn't explain why they insist on being fully affiliated with the national Democrat party. Any thoughts?
  • City must choose: composting vs. park (Palo Alto Earth Day Conundrum)

    04/22/2008 6:44:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 6 replies · 157+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/22/08 | Kristina Peterson
    Just in time for Earth Day, Palo Alto must decide which grass is greener - composting within city limits or creating a new park. Residents insistent on seeing the Byxbee Park landfill become parkland - as required in the Baylands Master Plan - could force the city to start trucking out its compost to a regional location, such as the Sunnyvale station. The trucks would add 1,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to a feasibility study released last week. To put that sum in context, city staff members estimated that the city's entire fleet of vehicles emits...
  • THE TERRORISM CONUNDRUM FOR DEMOCRATS

    03/01/2008 8:41:45 AM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 167+ views
    Right-Wing Nut House ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Rick Moran
    Terrorism and the threat of an attack has been a Republican strong point with the voter since 9/11. Im not sure why. The Bush Administration has dropped the ball in so many areas of Homeland Security that if the Democrats had any brains, they would attack Bush not for making terrorism a political issue but for the spectacular failures of his administration on issues such as border and port security, airport screening procedures, and improving the security around soft targets like chemical and electric plants. (Talking about the fact that the Department of Homeland Security itself is a bureaucratic mess...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctors guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this staunch Bush supporter.)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bushs giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNMs current thinking is Bush doesnt spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: its a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bushs job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 172 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • Low Rates Could Be Around for Long Term

    06/26/2005 11:12:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,218+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2005 | EDMUND L. ANDREWS
    WASHINGTON, June 26 - Federal Reserve officials, who meet this week, are beginning to suspect that the perplexing decline in long-term interest rates is more than a temporary aberration. The possibility has major implications for the economy, and it creates new puzzles for Fed officials on how they should respond. On Thursday, the Fed is all but certain to raise the federal funds rate on overnight loans between banks by another quarter point, to 3.25 percent. That would be the ninth increase in the last year, and the central bank is expected to signal that it will continue to raise...