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  • GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination [Are They Coming Around?]

    11/29/2015 4:30:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2015, 07:00 am | Jonathan Swan
    When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: "I would probably go find a deserted island." "I think Hillary is disgusting," said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has exceeded $500,000 in political donations throughout his career. "And I think Trump is crazy," Riordan added in a telephone interview Monday. Riordan is not alone. In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent...
  • ‘Now We Have The Border Fence, Our Town Is One Of The Safest In Europe’

    11/29/2015 4:29:47 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2015 | Oliver Lane
    The action-man mayor of Hungarian frontier town Ásotthalom has invited “all active Europeans” to visit the border fence his government created, so they can learn how to protect their own countries. Praising the remarkable success of the Hungarian border fence, which reduced daily illegal migrant incursions from some 10,000 a day to 30 in just the space of a week, mayor László Toroczkai acknowledged the fence hadn’t actually solved the European migrant crisis. Instead, blocking Hungary off had just shifted the migratory stream westwards to Slovenia. This is not an insurmountable problem for mayor Toroczkai — the rest of Europe...
  • The Beigel-Litman Wedding

    11/29/2015 3:05:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 29/11/15
    Photo Friends and family attended the wedding of Sarah Litman and Ariel Beigel at the Jerusalem International Convention Center on November 26, 2015. The father and brother of Sarah Litman were murdered by an Arab terrorists on November 14, 2015, as they made their way to the pre-wedding Shabbat Kallah celebration. Thousands of people are dancing and celebrating outside the hall with the newleyweds. May the couple have a long, happy and healthy life together. Amen. Live Feed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_ofG5Qhmx8 Friends and family attended the wedding of Sarah Litman and Ariel Beigel at the Jerusalem International Convention Center on November 26,...
  • Colorado shooter identifies as woman in voter registration

    11/29/2015 12:47:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    A voter registration file indicates that the shooter who allegedly killed three in Colorado Springs on Friday identifies as a woman with no party affiliation. The file indicates that Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. of Hartsel, Colo., registered to vote in Park County on Oct. 17, 2014. Dear's party affiliation is UAF, which is used to mean unaffiliated or independent, and selected "female" for gender. The genealogy website "Colorado Voters," which works by pulling public voter lists, has Dear's voter registration file posted online......
  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey over jet downing (Erdogan wishes it had not happened.)

    11/28/2015 7:59:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 28 Nov 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing of Russian figher jet by Turkish forces earlier this week. A decree published on the Kremlin's website on Saturday came hours after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced "sadness" over the incident, saying he wished it had not happened.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHO ARE YOU CALLING A HYPOCRITE? ~ 29 November 2015

    11/28/2015 4:59:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    WHO ARE YOU CALLING A HYPOCRITE? I always chuckle a little when I must sit through someone's "sermon" on why he/she doesn't ever darken the door of a church. Invariably at the top of the list of reasons given for not attending is something about the church being so full of hypocrites. You know, those people who affect virtues and qualities they don't have ... religious fakes. The humor in this line of argument rests not so much in the fact that I never hear anything original, but rather in the facts surrounding the genesis...
  • Extensive Report: Russia Ties Turkey’s Erdogan Family to Islamic State (Video)

    11/28/2015 2:43:54 PM PST · by McGruff · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 28, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Russia released an extensive report this week tying Turkey's ruling family to the Islamic State. This comes after Turkey shot down a Russian plane over disputed region of Turkey and Syria. This report may also explain why Obama has allegedly been fighting the Islamic State for a year as they grow more powerful and larger. From the video: Yes, Russia is being opportunistic to release this information now after their jet was shot down. But, did Turkey (or the US) shoot down the Russian jet because it was interfering with oil shipments from the Islamic State to Turkey? The Kurdish...
  • Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

    11/28/2015 1:31:28 PM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    AP ^ | November 28, 2015 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida. Speaking before thousands who jammed into the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Trump said he's "killing everybody" in polls nationally and in early voting states
  • Gold prices plummet to 6-year low

    11/28/2015 11:20:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 at 1:55 PM | marilynn malara
    Due to what industry analysts say is a strengthening U.S. dollar, an expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve and an apparent Chinese stock market slump, the precious metal's prices temporarily fell to a longtime low of $1,051 an ounce. The commodity's price closed at $1,055.90 on the New York Mercantile Friday, CNN reports. The price indicates gold's decline in popularity since reaching its highest price of $1,890 in 2011.
  • Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

    11/28/2015 10:01:10 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Daniel Woolls
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama denounced the country's epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough." The latest bloodshed came on Friday when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. The motive of the suspect now under arrest was not yet known and police were to interrogate him Saturday.
  • Arlington National Cemetery short 30,000 wreaths (Wreaths Across America needs our help)

    11/28/2015 3:18:08 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-28-2015 | Anna Giaritelli
    November 26, 2015 Arlington National Cemetery short 30,000 wreaths by Anna Giaritelli See Video at this linkWreaths Across America, the group responsible for placing wreaths on 230,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, said Wednesday that 30,000 graves may have to forego the commemorative garland due to a lack of funding. The project is not government-sponsored, leaving the organization responsible for raising $3.45 million to fund the $15 wreaths on each Arlington tombstone. As of Wednesday night, Wreaths Across America was $450,000 short of reaching its goal with five days until the Tuesday, Dec. 1 deadline. Since 1992, the organization has...
  • Gay Marriage Is Legal but Not on Tribal Lands

    11/27/2015 7:33:10 PM PST · by Salman · 37 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Felicia Fonseca
    Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. That day never came. The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo voluntarily gave up her tribal home and now is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage validated. "I want equal opportunity," Pablo said. "I want what every married couple has."...
  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

    11/27/2015 6:01:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 105 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 27, 2015
    Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire' ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to "play with fire" on Friday, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that look more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their worst in recent memory after Turkey shot down the jet near the Syrian border on Monday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Ankara, which Erdogan has dismissed as "emotional" and "unfitting". "We very sincerely recommend to Russia not...
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 28 Nov 2015

    11/27/2015 6:01:10 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 285 replies
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  • Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

    11/27/2015 5:34:44 PM PST · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — After a day of protests meant to shut down Black Friday shopping to bring attention to black issues, by 4:30pm local time Michigan Avenue had mostly returned to normal. Traffic had returned to the street and shoppers were out in force, but pockets of activists still remained and continued to block the entrances to business. As the sun set in Chicago, the reality was still setting in: the Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left’s most successful direct actions in a recent memory. It was disruptive–but it was peaceful. And it was effective.
  • Fmr London Mayor: 7/7 Suicide Bombers ‘Gave Their Lives…In Protest’

    11/27/2015 4:32:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London and member of Britain’s Labour Party, excused the terrorists who were part of the 2005 London terrorist attacks and instead blamed then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.Appearing on BBC Thursday, Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the attacks, said of the suicide bombers, “Go and look what they put on their website. They did those killings because of our invasion of Iraq. They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners’ lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq.”He added, “and we were lied to by Tony Blair about...
  • Offenders Face $10,000 Fines as Burka Banned in Swiss Region of Ticino

    11/27/2015 12:12:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    There has been heated public debate in Switzerland after the region of Ticino voted to ban women from wearing full-faced Islamic veils such as burkas or niqabs in public, with anyone caught breaking the rules at risk of facing fines up to US$10,000. A women shops in Whitechapel, East London, she is wearing a berka / burqa. Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas Parliament passed the law, which came into effect this week, after more than 50 percent of the population in the largely Italian-speaking region voted in favor of the changes in 2013. Initially, the...
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ Medicaid expansion timeline hits bump in road; here's what's next

    11/27/2015 10:46:13 AM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 26, 2015 | Marsha Shuler
    By Marsha Shuler| mshuler@theadvocate.com Nov. 26, 2015; 6:25 p.m. On the campaign trial, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards promised time and again that he would expand the rolls of Medicaid on his first day in office. His promise to reverse repeated rejections of expanded Medicaid by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and open the government health insurance program to more low-income workers was a cornerstone of the Democrat’s campaign. But legal realities have caused Edwards to back off, at least for the time being, while his incoming administration works through a legal glitch raised by the Legislature’s fiscal advisers. Edwards told reporters...
  • Trump VS the "Establishment"-He's Got'em Right Where He Wants'em-Stammering, Stuttering and Lost

    11/27/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11-26-2015 | sundancem
    Trump VS the "Establishment" - He's Got 'em Right Where He Want's 'em - Stammering, Stuttering and Lost Posted on November 26, 2015 by sundance The Washington Post writes about how the traditional influenciers of all things republican are choosing to back away from prior plans to attack Donald Trump. … […] The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not...
  • Chief Of Russian Air Force Accuses Turkey Of Coordinated Ambush On Downed Jet

    11/27/2015 9:30:12 AM PST · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    By now everyone is aware of the Turkish side of the story of how a Russian Su-24 was downed by a Turkish F-16 on Tuesday morning, when it allegedly crossed into Turkish airspace for a grand total of 17 seconds, with Turkey supposedly warning the Russian bomber which had been targeting alleged jihadists in the region no less than "ten times." Turkey even produced an alleged recording of said warning, which Russia implied was faked as the surviving pilot made it very clear no actual warning had been received by the Russian warplane. So now that Russia has had three...
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

    11/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 27 November | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists hope to bring attention to the Oct. 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and an investigation into his shooting that some say was mishandled.
  • Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year

    11/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    AEI ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year vs. +6,200 food jobs in rest of state [ Full title ]. What effect will the eventual 58% increase in labor costs from $9.47 to $15 an hour have on small businesses, including Seattle area restaurants? Actually, it will be more like a 95% increase for many employers to $18.55 an hour once all costs and taxes are added. It's too soon to tell for sure, but there is already some preliminary evidence that April's minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, along with the pending increase of...
  • Old, White Communists Lead Anti-Cop Protests In Chicago Over McDonald Death

    11/27/2015 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2015 | Eric Owens
    ...........The main communist agitator who shouted a continuous barrage of chants through the bullhorn is longtime Chicago activist Grant Newburger. Newburger, 57, called himself a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade as a fortysomething, according to the Chicago Reader, the Second City's main alternative weekly....... Another communist agitator who spoke into the communal Maoist bullhorn during Wednesday night's protest in Chicago is Revolutionary Communist Party member Lou Downey..... "We are the people! The mighty mighty, mighty people," was a communist agitator-led chant. Also: "Whose streets? OUR STREETS!"......... The Revolutionary Communist Party regularly seeks to conceal itself in growing radical...
  • Obama obsessed with his graying hair [due to demands, leaders on the world stage must accept]

    11/26/2015 11:02:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama may be going through a minor mid-life crisis, as he's made numerous references to his graying hair over the last few weeks, even at major events with world leaders at the White House. But while Obama has spoken wistfully about the darker hair of his youth, he has also argued that his graying hair is a sign of the experience he's gained as the leader of the free world for the last seven years. Just two days ago, Obama, 54, met with French President Francois Hollande at the White House to discuss joint counterterrorism efforts after the attack...
  • Turkey arrests editors over reports Ankara supplied weapons to Syrian fighters

    11/26/2015 7:24:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/26/15 | Raziye Akkoc
    Two journalists from an opposition Turkish newspaper have been arrested, accused of spying by an Istanbul court following reports that Turkey's intelligence agency sent weapons to Islamist rebel groups in Syria. In another case of journalists facing criminal charges and censorship, editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, were taken into custody on Thursday night, Turkish media reported. The two men are accused of spying and "divulging state secrets", according to reports, as well as being members of a terror organisation. Another charge included the violation of state security after the release of the footage....
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 69 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 27 November 2015

    11/26/2015 6:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • NH GOP Chief Jennifer Horn Fights Resignation Calls After She Slams Trump

    11/26/2015 6:53:01 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation after she violated the bylaws of her own state party by attacking GOP candidate Donald Trump. WMUR, a local New Hampshire news outlet, first reported the calls for her resignation by GOP state Rep. Steve Stepanek of Amherst, New Hampshire.
  • Putin: Turkey 'knew downed fighter jet was Russian'

    11/26/2015 3:13:53 PM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | November 26, 2015
    Russia has rejected Turkey's claims that it did not know the plane it shot down on the Syria border was Russian. President Vladimir Putin said Russian planes were easily identifiable and the jet's flight co-ordinates had been passed on to Turkey's ally, the US. Turkey's president said earlier if it had known the plane was Russian "maybe we would have warned it differently".
  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • Turkey Braces For War With Russia And Sends 20 Tanks And 18 Fighter Jets To Her Borders

    11/26/2015 7:10:50 AM PST · by Strategy · 132 replies
    Standard ^ | November 26, 2015 | By Mirror
    Ankara: Turkey has moved 20 tanks to her border with Syria as tensions with Russia continue. Military sources from Turkey said the tanks were moved by rail to an armored brigade at the western border with Syria. Reports also say 18 fighter jets were sent on a patrol exercise near the border. A military source told Turkey's Anadolu agency: "Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey's western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border."
  • Chaffetz Panel Wades Into Obamacare Healthcare Co-op Collapses

    11/26/2015 12:28:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2015 | By Richard Pollock
    Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want to know why half of the 23 Obamacare health insurance co-ops have failed, and they are demanding documents from the Obama administration that may offer answers. Utah Republican Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz  and three subcommittee chairmen sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 20 demanding it turn over documents about the co-ops by December 4. CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and manages Obamacare. An estimated 800,000 Americans are scrambling to find new health insurance coverage...
  • Staedtler erasers help solve mystery of ultra-thin 13th Century parchment

    11/25/2015 11:46:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    The History Blog ^ | November 25, 2015
    For a short window of about 80 years in the 13th century, small, portable bibles were produced on a large scale to satisfy the needs of the growing mendicant friar community and university students. Both groups needed bibles that were lightweight and easy to transport, a far cry from the large, thick-paged, multi-volume bibles common in scriptoria, libraries, churches and learning institutions. Between around 1220 and 1300, at least 20,000 and possibly as many as 30,000 portable bibles were produced, most of them in Paris, but also elsewhere in France, plus England, Italy and Spain. The university centers of Paris,...
  • Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

    11/25/2015 10:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 1:20 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred. On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies." He said interfaith...
  • North Koreans ordered to copy Kim Jong-un's 'ambitious' hair style

    11/25/2015 9:52:41 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has launched a new purge, targeting citizens with long hair and ordering them to copy Kim Jong-un's much-mocked "ambitious" style. Sources in Pyongyang, quoted by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, said authorities in the North Korean capital have issued an order requiring that men keep their hair to a maximum 2 cm (0.8 inches) in length. They are also being instructed to pay homage to Mr Kim by copying his trademark swept-back bouffant that emerges upwards from the shaved patches above his ears.
  • Obama: It's illegal for states to refuse Syrian refugees

    11/25/2015 9:47:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 75 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press (AP). The reminder from the White House came amid a growing controversy over the plan to accept Syrian refugees, in the wake of the discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one assailant in the Paris attacks. No less than 24 states announced earlier this week they would block the program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, though White House officials defended the current refugee program. Later, the House...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ 26 November 2015

    11/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 166 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • ISIS Just Released Chilling New Video Taunting America And Mocking US Soldiers In SICK Way

    11/25/2015 5:28:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    ISIS VIDEO:AMERICA In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with... ISIS has released a new propaganda video that mocks the United States, and even tells the U.S. to “bring it on.” Most disturbingly, ISIS mocks the 18 U.S. soldiers who commit suicide every day. In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with Prozac pills in his hand. It then shows splotches of blood from a soldier who has committed suicide. Meanwhile, the narrator claims that the soldiers are committing suicide because of the fear that ISIS brings in their hearts. The narrator also boasts that ISIS territory is...
  • Credible Source on 9-11 Muslim Celebrations: FBI ( Stacks of "Happy Muslim Calls" )

    11/25/2015 5:16:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    wkrg ^ | Updated: November 25, 2015, 8:58 am | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • 626 Democrat Politicians JRose Up Against Obama, Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See

    11/25/2015 4:55:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | Randy Desoto
    Original Title:626 Democrat Politicians Just Rose Up Against Obama And Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See Over 600 Democrat politicians from 32 states have joined together to oppose the centerpiece of Pres. Obama’s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan. “As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people,” the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent...
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • MSNBC's 'No-Fly List Is Islamophobia' Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

    11/24/2015 4:04:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for "unfairly" targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison -- arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell. It's a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long's cause was being championed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front. His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Trump leads Rubio and Cruz head to head — by double digits

    11/25/2015 3:56:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/25/2015
    This same poll has Hillary up by five points over Bernie Sanders, with Martin O'Malley in double digits at 10 percent. No other national poll taken over the last month has O'Malley higher than seven percent or Hillary's lead over Sanders lower than 15 points. But since it's Thanksgiving eve and most of us are already drinking, let's not strain too hard pondering plausibility. Let's just think about President Trump. Rubio and Cruz both believe that if they can somehow end up as the last man standing against Trump, it's a cinch they'll be the nominee. If you believe these...
  • 11-year-old: 'I bought scissors and looked for Jews to stab'

    11/25/2015 3:49:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Two Arab terrorist cousins, aged 11 and 14, repeatedly stabbed a security guard lightly to moderately wounding him on the Jerusalem light rail two weeks ago. On Wednesday segments of their investigation were published for the first time by Channel 2. The 11-year-old terrorist, Ali Alkam, is the youngest terrorist in the current terror wave - the sixth grader would-be murderer is to go free after receiving medical treatment, and be sent to a special school instead or prison due to his age. His older cousin Muawiyyeh Alkam is in seventh grade; the two hail from the eastern Shuafat neighborhood....
  • Night of Pitchforks terrorists' release denied

    11/25/2015 3:43:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    The release committee on Wednesday rejected the request for early release by three Arab citizens of Israel, who murdered three IDF soldiers back in 1992. The three Islamic Jihad linked terrorists from Wadi Ara, members of the Agrebya clan, infiltrated a training base in the southern Carmel Mountains and used pitchforks to murder three IDF trainees as they slept, in a horrific attack that was termed the Night of Pitchforks. All three became heroes among the Palestinian Arab public, with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demanding their release in the last round of peace talks that lasted from 2013...
  • Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

    11/25/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from Syria threatens to Balkanize our country and subvert it from within. The president is willing to potentially sacrifice countless Americans on the altar of liberal multiculturalism. He is gambling with our lives.