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  • Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent

    11/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    We have just received information that one of the women accusing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore of soliciting dates from her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30’s is not only a passionate progressive, but she has actually worked for the DNC and is actively campaigning for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones. Deborah Wesson Gibson, aka Debbie Gibson, was named in the Washington Post article accusing Moore, and social media evidence makes clear that she is a fervent supporter of Jones and Democrats in general, and has even worked for the DNC. Wesson Gibson is a sign...
  • The New York Times keeps whitewashing communism’s crimes (Excellent)

    11/10/2017 8:40:41 AM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-10-2017 | Marc A. Thiessen
    ...The New York Times marked the same anniversary in a different way: by running a series of articles extolling the virtues of communism. The irony of the series’ title, “Red Century,” seems lost on the Times’s editors. The 20th century was “red” indeed — red with the blood of communism’s victims. The death toll of communism, cited in “The Black Book of Communism,” is simply staggering: In the USSR, nearly 20 million dead; China, 65 million; Vietnam, 1 million; Cambodia, 2 million; Eastern Europe, 1 million; Africa, 1.7 million; Afghanistan, 1.5 million; North Korea: 2 million (and counting). In all,...
  • [FLASHBACK] Pro-Obama group blames Romney in woman's death

    11/10/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | August , 2012 | By Jon Greenberg
    An ad from a pro-Obama super PAC suggests that Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman's death. The TV ad by Priorities USA Action has Joe Soptic, who has been used in Obama campaign ads, telling the story of what happened to his wife after Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital, closed the GST Steel plant where Soptic worked until 2001. On the screen are these words: "Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant." Soptic says "I lost my health care. And my family lost their health care. And a short time after...
  • Trump Gives Hardline Trade Speech In Vietnam: We Are Not Going To Be Taken Advantage Of Anymore

    11/10/2017 8:06:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    President Trump delivered a robust and forceful speech on international trade in an address Friday afternoon at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Trump told Asian leaders the U.S. "will not tolerate" trade abuses and lashed out at "unfair practices." Trump said he does not blame countries for "taking advantage" of the U.S. in trade deals, for that is their job, but he said it will no longer happen. He said the U.S. "did not do their job, but I will." "I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for...
  • Swish Of The Kris

    11/10/2017 8:06:00 AM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    E.P. Dutton & Co. ^ | 1936 | Vic Hurley
    The casual visitor, stopping in Zamboanga or Jolo (holo) between boats, sees the Moro as a slightly grimy individual with a bad reputation. Faintly disturbing stories of the prowess of this villain with the razor-edged kris (creese), sometimes reach the tourist's ears. Most of the stories are true. The visitor may also hear something of the enmity which exists between the Filipinos and the Moros. This is also true, as the Filipinos may discover when America leaves the islands.
  • UConn to help men stop ‘mansplaining,’ ‘interrupting others’

    11/10/2017 8:03:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 10, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The University of Connecticut is recruiting 20 male students for an 11-week program to help them stop “mansplaining” and “interrupting others.” The Men’s Project is hosted by the school’s Women’s Center and vows to train men to “positively influence their peers by challenging social norms that promote gender based violence.”
  • Secular activist claims at least 30 'closeted atheists' in Congress

    11/10/2017 7:49:36 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2017
    A prominent advocate for the irreligious says there are at least 30 "closeted" members of Congress who don't believe in God, and that he hopes a California congressman's Thursday admission of disbelief will encourage others to come forward. The advocate, an advisory board member of the Secular Coalition for America, has for more than a decade plied private admissions of atheism from members of Congress with the promise of confidentiality, and said Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., is in good company. Huffman said in an interview published Thursday that “I suppose you could say I don’t believe in God,” though he's...
  • Is Demon Possession Real?

    11/10/2017 7:35:18 AM PST · by pinochet · 146 replies
    Many people have tried to explain away the mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas as mental illness. I can assure you that 99.9 percent of mentally ill people could never kill anyone. People are ruling out a spiritual component to these shootings. The mass shooters reflect the classic behavior one should expect of armed people who are demon-possessed. I invite Freepers who are mature Christians, and who have developed the ability to do spiritual discernment, to comment on this issue. Then there is the issue of Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, the most committed Christian to be a Senate...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: October 2017

    11/10/2017 7:02:43 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | November 10, 2017 | Soeren Kern
    [snip]"October 1. A 29-year-old illegal immigrant from Tunisia stabbed two women to death at the central train station in Marseille. Witnesses heard the assailant shout "Allahu Akbar" as he lunged at the women with a 20-centimetre (eight-inch) knife...Why he was never deported remains unclear.""October 2. Five people were arrested in Paris after police found four makeshift bombs at a building in the 16th arrondissement, one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods. Police said there was no one living in the apartment block who might be considered a target for jihadists."" In March 2012, Mohamed in March 2012 had gone on...
  • Merry Christmas, ESPN! Here are your layoffs…

    11/10/2017 6:39:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    BPR ^ | 10 Nov 2017 | Luis Miguel
    ESPN is learning a hard lesson about politics after needlessly dragging itself into the fray: you can’t please everyone. If the network panders to one side of the political aisle, it alienates the other half of its viewership. The backlash over politicized sports coverage has ESPN reeling. The network is finding itself forced to layoff 100 employees, the Hollywood Reporter found. What makes this worst for the heads of the Disney-owned company is that the layoffs come after they delivered a mass firing of 300 employees–five percent of the ESPN workforce–in 2015. The now-frequent large-scale personnel cuts are indicative of...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 6:09:41 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    FOX Baltimore ^ | November 9, 2017 | Chris Papst
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math.
  • Morning Joe’s Deutsch: Roy Moore Might Win Because of Alabama Republicans’ “Ignorance”

    11/10/2017 5:52:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As you can imagine, Morning Joe is having a field day with the Washington Post story about Roy Moore. But beyond all the predictable reactions, Donny Deutsch—he of Manhattan and the Hamptons—threw in some gratuitous elitist disdain for the denizens of Alabama. Deutsch predicted that if no further allegations emerge, Moore will win due in part to the “ignorance” of Alabama Republicans. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Country Star Faith Hill: NRA Needs to ‘Tell the Truth’ on Guns

    11/10/2017 5:27:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    In an interview for Billboard magazine, country singer Faith Hill spoke out in favor of gun control and said it is time for the NRA to “tell the truth” about guns. Speaking about last month’s Las Vegas mass shooting, in which guns were used illegally to kill innocent concert-goers, Hill referenced the doctors who treated those wounded in the attack, saying: “The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war. That’s not right. Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to...
  • San Diego State professors approve resolution to abolish Aztec mascot — despite its popularity

    11/10/2017 5:49:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 9, 2017 | Jennifer Kabnany
    As an alumnus of San Diego State, I can attest to the fact that most people I know connected to the university love the Aztec mascot and have no problem with him whatsoever. Case in point: I was at the homecoming football game in October and people clamored to take pictures with him in the stands. He also brought excitement to the field and rallied players and fans.
  • Class aims to rid students of ‘racist, classist, heterosexist, ableist, privileged attitudes’

    11/10/2017 5:47:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 10, 2017 | Drew Van Voorhis
    A new class rolled out at San Diego State University this semester aims to “eliminate the racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist and privileged attitudes” on campus, according to an email sent to students about the course. The class, called “Foundations of Cultural Competency in a Changing World,” is taught by Professor Tanis Starck, also director of San Diego State’s Office of Intercultural Relations.
  • Don’t care much about ‘hate bias’ incidents? A new U. Maryland program will cure you of that

    11/10/2017 5:45:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 9, 2017 | Dave Huber
    The University of Maryland’s Residence Hall Association Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to create a spanking new Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee to “promote diversity initiatives in campus dorms.”
  • TX: Attorney General Ken Paxton: Guns in Churches Part of Solution

    11/10/2017 5:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated the obvious about the mass murder at the First Baptist church in Sutherland, Texas. People who gather together will have to consider polices to defend against these mass killers. Paxton suggested that Texas consider carrying weapons to protect themselves.From foxnews.com:Paxton added that churches, places of business and schools should have policies addressing the possibility of a shooter so they can protect their communities.“I wish some law would fix all of this,” he said.“All I can say is in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have conceal carry,” he explained. “And...
  • Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says team doctor sexually assaulted her

    11/10/2017 4:58:32 AM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    BostonGlobe ^ | November 10, 2017
    Olympic gold medalist and Needham native Aly Raisman has accused Larry Nassar, the US national gymnastic team’s former doctor, of sexual abuse, joining more than 130 other women who have said the doctor sexually assaulted them. Raisman will share her story in an interview with 60 Minutes that will air Sunday, CBS News wrote in a release previewing the episode. They did not include any quotes from Raisman regarding the abuse or go into any further detail. Nassar, who is now in jail, worked with the US women’s national gymnastics team for more than two decades. He pleaded not guilty...
  • There's No Such Thing as an "American" Homicide Rate

    11/10/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    von Mises Institute ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ryan McMaken
    We often hear about homicides are rampant in "America" — presumably caused by high levels of private gun ownership — but any serious look at the numbers forces us to refine our question and instead ask why some parts of the US have some of the lowest homicide rates on earth, while the situation in other areas is considerably different. What Libresco did conclude, was that a host of societal issues are driving much of what we hear about in terms of so-called gun violence. Mental illness, suicide, gang violence, and domestic violence are all important factors that drive gun...
  • Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

    11/10/2017 3:56:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and several other Republican senators said on Thursday if allegations are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race. The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct. Moore denied the allegations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If these allegations are true, he must...