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  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Holiday Element Quiz - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    12/01/2015 6:00:12 PM PST · by LUV W · 50 replies
    The greatest military and veterans in the whole wide world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Will There Be An Obamacare Bailout Of Insurers?

    12/01/2015 5:59:14 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-30-15 | Brian Blase
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not working out the way many insurance companies thought it would. Despite the individual mandate and massive new government subsidies delivered directly to insurers, many participating insurers, whose continued participation is essential to the ACA’s future, are losing substantial money. In order to assist those insurers, the administration is now seeking a taxpayer-financed bailout for them. Congress can block taxpayer funds from being used for this purpose by extending language contained in the 2015 government funding bill. Congress could also look to end the back-end subsidy that transfers money from people with workplace coverage...
  • What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an -A History of Islam & the United States

    12/01/2015 3:29:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    ebook (.pdf) ^ | 5/27/2010, 2007 | By William J. Federer
    PREFACE Thousands of books, documents and articles have been researched over several years in preparation for this book. You will be fascinated by this fast-paced history of the world from a perspective you have never imagined. Current events will come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable yet true events and conflicts. Every effort has been made to present this information objectively. It is hoped this work is received that way. You will not be the same after you have read what every American needs to know about the Qur'an. Click the source ebook link above...
  • UnitedHealth CEO regrets entering ObamaCare

    12/01/2015 4:13:21 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 Dec 15 | Sarah Ferris
    The CEO of UnitedHealthCare on Tuesday said he regretted the decision to enter the ObamaCare marketplace last year, which the company says has resulted in millions of dollars in losses. "It was for us a bad decision," UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said at an investors meeting in New York, according to Bloomberg Business. UnitedHealth, the countrys largest insurer, announced last month that it would no longer advertise its ObamaCare plans over the next year and may pull out completely in 2016, a move that sent shockwaves across the healthcare sector. Hemsleys remarks double down on his earlier warning that...
  • John Bel Edwards will issue executive order protecting LGBT state employees

    12/01/2015 3:03:19 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | December 1, 2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards plans to issue an executive order to protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from firing, discrimination and harassment as state employees and government contractors. Edwards' directive would cover state workers and government contractors in agencies and departments he oversees. But executive orders don't necessarily bind parts of state government outside the governor's control, such as the judiciary. The Edwards' transition team did not provide a timeline for when the order might be issued, but the Democrat will be sworn into office Jan. 11. The governor-elect told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune directly a few weeks...
  • French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: "He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!"

    12/01/2015 2:23:32 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 154 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | December 1, 2015 | DCWhispers
    The following was reported here earlier today: Obama Just Said The Most Stunningly Idiotic Thing EVER. Now it appears some among the Climate Summit's host-nation French media were just as outraged by Barack Obama's glaringly ignorant commentary regarding how mass shootings only happen in the United States - and said those words while standing on a stage in Paris less than two weeks after that city saw hundreds of its citizens gunned down and blown up by Muslim terrorists in a mass shooting attack. It is said that following what was at times a painfully slow, slouching, and seemingly disinterested...
  • Blame Woodrow Wilson for Americans' Lack of Historical Literacy

    12/01/2015 2:06:43 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1st, 2015 | Williamson M. Evers
    When we think of President Woodrow Wilson, we think of a multitude of historical events: the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank and other progressive legislation at home; idealistic internationalism, a world war to "keep the world safe for democracy," and promotion of the League of Nations abroad. Lately, we think of the Princeton University students protesting against him. In mid-November, they were agitating for the former university president's name to be removed from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs over his legacy of white supremacy. But there's another reason conservatives should revisit Woodrow Wilson. We need...
  • Officials ask for word 'Christmas' to be removed from NH town tradition

    12/01/2015 1:23:54 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 35 replies
    FOX25 ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Kathryn Burcham
    A New Hampshire veteran is upset after school officials asked him to remove the word "Christmas" from an annual town tradition. John Fletcher, the commander of the American Legion in Marlborough, New Hampshire, wrote an editorial in the local paper after he said the superintendent barred him from promoting the event to students unless he changed the name of the event. "I was very upset, I really was," Fletcher said. "If it's not a school sponsored activity, I don't understand why 'Christmas' had to come out of 'Christmas Tree'." Fletcher, who also raises money to buy gifts for children who...
  • Viral Conservative YouTube Star Renounces Conservatism

    12/01/2015 12:21:08 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 68 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/30/15 | Caitlin Cruz
    CJ Pearson, the 13-year-old viral YouTube star made famous for his rants against President Barack Obama, has renounced conservatism, according to a Friday interview with CNN. Pearson told the network in an email that the GOP's stance on racial and gender disparity compelled him to change. "I was tired of being a champion of a party that turned a blind eye to racial discrimination," Pearson told CNN. "Tired of being a champion of any cause that denies equal rights to every American. Tired of being a champion of a party that doesn't care about the issues important to young people."...
  • Why Warren Buffett Is a World-Class Con Man

    12/01/2015 10:28:57 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    InvestmentU.Com ^ | 1 December 2015 | George Everett
    Polls regularly show that investor Warren Buffett is one of the most trusted men in America. What a crock. The man is an imposter, a four-flusher and a humbug. And I can prove it. If you’re skeptical, maybe that’s because - like mushrooms - you’ve been kept in the dark and fed a lot of horse manure. Too many people believe what they hear in the mainstream media. They listen to the lying politicians - that’s 98% of them - in both parties. And they swallow a lot of nonsense from self-styled investment “experts.” (I’ll have a lot more to...
  • Obama’s quiet transgender revolution

    12/01/2015 10:11:52 AM PST · by Salman · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Juliet Eilperin
    Years before the White House was lit in rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, President Obama used a routine bureaucratic tool that ended up significantly changing the government's understanding of gender and how it can be changed. The process began during Obama's first year in office when he issued a memo in June 2009 instructing agencies to extend to same-sex couples some benefits that the spouses of federal employees receive. Over time, that directive led to a decision by the Social Security Administration to greatly lower the threshold requirements for changing one's sex on official government...
  • Beijing factories shut amid smog nightmare

    12/01/2015 5:47:23 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/1 | AFP
    Beijing ordered hundreds of factories to shut and allowed children to skip school as choking smog reached over 25 times safe levels on Tuesday, casting a cloud over China's participation in Paris climate talks. A thick grey haze shrouded the capital with concentrations of PM 2.5, harmful microscopic particles that penetrate deep into the lungs, as high as 634 micrograms per cubic metre. The reading given by the US embassy dwarfs the maximum recommended by the World Health Organisation, which is just 25 micrograms per cubic metre
  • Donald Trump Mocks Obama's Selfie-taking with Hilarious Video Compilation

    12/01/2015 1:42:27 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 27 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 11/30/2015 | John S. Roberts
    Obama is so concerned with what doesn't matter (himself) that he forgets he was elected to run a nation that benefits all Americans, not just secular elitists. History will not look favorably upon Barack, but at least we can look forward to looking at hundreds of his selfies which will eventually be turned into a book, ala Kim Kardashian.
  • Obama tells Putin to focus Syrian airstrikes on ISIS in half-hour face-to-face meeting in Paris

    11/30/2015 10:00:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 November 2015 | Tom Wyke
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting at the climate summit in Paris and discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine. Obama stressed the importance of targeting ISIS militants in Syria and not focusing military attacks against rebel groups who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said.
  • Prosecutors ban Soros Foundation as ‘threat to Russian national security’

    11/30/2015 11:23:03 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 15 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 30, 2015 | Russia Today
    The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has recognized George Soros's Open Society Institute and another affiliated organization as undesirable groups, banning Russian citizens and organizations from participation in any of their projects. In a statement released on Monday, prosecutors said the activities of the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation were a threat to the foundations of Russia's Constitutional order and national security. They added that the Justice Ministry would be duly informed about these conclusions and would add the two groups to Russia's list of undesirable foreign organizations. Prosecutors launched a probe into the activities of...
  • 10 Things Americans Are Worried About More Than Global Warming

    11/25/2015 6:18:35 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 2015 | Chris Martin
    Respondents were given a list of 88 things that could inspire fear. These entries ranged from world problems (like war, terrorism, nuclear attacks) to practical fears (murder, death, unemployment) to uncommon phobias (zombies, clowns, ghosts). ... Also on the list was global warming, which leading Democratic candidates have said is the biggest threat facing Americans today. But the American Fears survey revealed a much different opinion on the topic, with only 30.7% of respondents saying that global warming made them either afraid or very afraid. Global warming did not even make the top twenty. Here are some things Americans are...
  • Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Were Too Dumb'

    11/30/2015 6:02:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 29, 2015 – 07:11 PM | Matthias Gebauer and Holger Stark
    Without the Iraq war, Islamic State wouldn't exist today, former US special forces chief Mike Flynn openly admits. In an interview, he explains IS' rise to become a professional force and how the Americans allowed its future leader to slip out of their hands. [...] 'There were all kinds of strategic and tactical warnings and lots of reporting. And even the guys in the Islamic State said that they were going to attack overseas. I just don't think people took them seriously. When I first heard about the recent attacks in Paris, I was like, "Oh, my God, these guys...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida ~ 01 DEC 2015

    11/30/2015 6:02:42 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, FloridaBlount Island Command is responsible for the United States Marine Corps' Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Maintenance Cycle operations and oversight of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N). It is located on the east side of Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.The MPF concept provides for rapid deployment of personnel and equipment of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by aircraft, to link up with prepositioned equipment and supplies embarked aboard forward deployed Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). They do require an airfield for air delivery of...
  • White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years

    11/30/2015 5:46:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | Ashley Collman
    White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years After more than three decades, the annual television special Christmas in Washington has come to an end. TNT severed its ties with the special's producer last year, and a new network was never found, therefore the White House tradition is coming to an end. The special, which first started in 1982, was attended by the first family and attended by a variety of musical acts. At the end of the performance, the president and his family would come onstage and join in a singalong with all...
  • Is Russia breaking the Geneva Convention by using deadly white phosphorus in Syria?

    11/30/2015 5:24:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Is Russia breaking the Geneva Convention by using deadly white phosphorus in Syria? Claims that images and footage show incendiary being dropped on civilians Numerous reports claim that Russia has dropped deadly white phosphorus on civilians in northwest Syria, as its intensive bombing campaign against ISIS continues. The chemical weapon is banned under the Geneva Convention, because it is highly toxic and can burn through flesh and bone. White phosphorus, an incendiary also known as WP, is used by armies to illuminate targets during the night or as a smokescreen during the day. Shocking images posted to Twitter show the...
  • Secret memo shows Hillary Clinton urged Obama to bring al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo to US

    11/30/2015 5:01:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | David Martosko
    Secret memo shows Hillary Clinton urged Obama to bring al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo to the US for criminal trials A bombshell memo declassified by the State Department shows Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama to begin transferring accused terrorist jihadis from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the U.S. mainland for criminal trials. Clinton, now the Democratic Party's presidential front-runner, wrote down her recommendations to the White House for closing 'Gitmo,' a few weeks before stepping down from her position as secretary of state. She suggested that shuttering the facility, a 2008 Obama campaign pledge that never came to fruition,...
  • Illegal immigrants ('disfavored minority group') sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

    11/30/2015 4:05:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Shaffer
    A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver's licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon's 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it "arbitrarily" denies driving privileges based on membership in a "disfavored minority group." It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from...
  • Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

    11/30/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15
    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country. "The Iraqi government welcomes an increase in support in weapons and training and (air) support from international partners in our war against Daesh," Abadi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. But "we confirm that Iraq has enough men and resolve to defeat Daesh and other similar criminal groups," he said. Abadi's remarks came a day after American senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated...
  • Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam 'may have fled to Syria'

    11/30/2015 3:02:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/30/15 | Louisa Loveluck
    Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam may have fled to Syria, according to reports quoting French intelligence services. A major manhunt is under way for Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who has been on the run since the November 13 attacks, which killed 130 people. But investigators are now working under the assumption that the 26-year-old has slipped the net and is now in Syria, according to according to CNN, quoting a source close to the investigation and a counterterrorism source. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil), which controls a large swathe of territory across Syria and Iraq, has...
  • Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

    11/30/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Niraj Chokshi
    Environmental negotiators meeting in Paris should strike a climate change deal to save a world "at the limits of suicide," Pope Francis said on Monday. "I am not sure, but I can say to you 'now or never'," he told a group of reporters aboard the papal plane, en route home from Africa, according to Reuters. "Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide." The comments come at the start of a United Nations-sponsored environmental summit in Paris,...
  • Homeland Security Chair: Increase Funding to FBI, DHS to Combat Threat Inside U.S.

    11/30/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2015 | 4:41 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says "an increase in funding" is needed to protect the United States in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," McCaul was asked by host Martha Raddatz, "What about here in the homeland...what do we really have to do?" [...] Appearing with McCaul, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, agreed that "we certainly have resource challenges, but we are fortunate that we don't have anywhere near the number of foreign fighters to track that Europe does." ...
  • German Officials Confirm Radical Islamists Recruiting and Radicalizing Refugees

    11/30/2015 12:50:45 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    Youngcons ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    If you were on the fence about whether or not accepting Syrian refugees en masse into America was a bad idea, this should convince you to hop on over. According to German officials, radical Islamic terrorists are recruiting refugees. From TheBlaze: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that German homegrown radical Islamists are trying to recruit arriving refugees by offering them items and services they desperately need as they escape the war-torn region: food, shelter, language interpretation, copies of the Koran and traditional Muslim clothing. "They start by saying, 'We will help you live your faith,'" Torsten Voss of Germany's...
  • China’s Renminbi Is Approved by I.M.F. as a Main World Currency [Video behind link.]

    11/30/2015 12:48:55 PM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 30, 2015 | KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG--The International Monetary Fund on Monday designated the Chinese renminbi as one of the world's elite currencies, a major milestone that underscores the country's rising financial and economic heft. The decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China's standing as a global economic power. Just four other currencies--the dollar, the euro, the pound and the yen--have the I.M.F. designation...Many central banks follow this benchmark in building their reserves, which countries hold to help protect their economies in times of trouble. By adding the renminbi to this group, the I.M.F....
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • Trump Says Group of Black Clergy Was Likely Pressured Out of Endorsing Him by Black Lives Matter

    11/30/2015 11:06:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 30, 2015 | AP curated by Chris Enloe
    NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter." "Probably some of the Black Lives Matter folks called them up and said, 'Oh, you shouldn't be meeting with Trump because he believes all lives matter,'" Trump said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," referring to the movement protesting against police brutality and the killing of unarmed African-Americans. Trump predicted some of the 100 black evangelical leaders would endorse him after the meeting, nonetheless....
  • The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    11/30/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 30, 2015 | Steiff
    None of us knows how this election is going to play out, but the one thing that we can say is that this has been the most entertaining presidential primary season ever. By far the most amusing part has been the utter state of panic the GOP establishment has been in since the voters took a look at their “electability” candidate, Jeb Bush, and started laughing. Since then one nightmare has followed another. If I’d had the foresight, I could have financed my children’s college expenses by selling brown trousers to the US Chamber of Commerce and the GOP Senate...
  • Turkey Arrests Generals Who Stopped Syria-Bound, Weapons-Laden, Spook Trucks

    11/30/2015 9:58:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    If there's a silver lining to last Tuesdays downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane by two Turkish F-16s it's that the world is now starting to scrutinize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even to the uninitiated it seemed strange that a NATO member would shoot down a Russian fighter jet over an alleged 17 second violation of Turkish airspace. Why, one wonders, would the democratically elected leader of one of the world's foremost up and coming emerging markets decide, out of the blue, to become the first member of the alliance to engage a Russian or Soviet aircraft in more than...
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • Planned Parenthood Exec Blames 'Hateful Language, Hateful Speech' [but not industrial infanticide]

    11/30/2015 3:37:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Susan Jones
    Politicians and others who speak about what taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood does are contributing to a "negative environment" that encourages some people to target the abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood executive said on Sunday."We've experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech," Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain CEO Vicki Cowart told ABC's "This Week" with Martha Raddatz. "Such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion."And we've seen that across the country from all sorts of speakers in the last few months. I can't believe that this isn't contributing to...
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    11/30/2015 2:57:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/29/15 | Steven Musil
    Amazon is offering a closer look at the drones it plans to use to eventually deliver customers' packages, nearly two years to the day after the Internet retailer first teased us with its ambitions for the unmanned aerial vehicles. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday (embedded below), Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery.
  • Hamas's Haniyeh says 'intifada' changed the 'equation'

    11/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15 | Dalit Halevy
    Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday once again praised the current terror wave against Israelis, which Hamas calls the “Al-Quds Intifada”, referring to it as "the greatest strategic development in the region" in recent years. Speaking at a conference of religious leaders in Gaza, Haniyeh said the “intifada” has "changed the equations for anyone who believed that the time for the intifada was over, because the struggle and the intifada are not over and our people have the power to impose other equations." He added that the intifada succeeded in less than two months in pulling the rug from...
  • Victims of Colorado Springs shooting attack identified ( Records are now SEALED)

    11/29/2015 7:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 147 replies
    www.wptv.com ^ | 11-29-15 | AP
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.</p> <p>A friend says of one of the three people who died in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an Iraq War veteran who had recently left the military.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • Thousands cheer on insult-throwing Donald Trump at Sarasota rally

    11/29/2015 5:49:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    TampaBay ^ | Nov 29, 2015 | Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
    SARASOTA Thousands of Donald Trump fans packed inside and outside a Sarasota arena Saturday to hear the Republican front-runner rip Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, super PACs, "phonies" in the press corps (especially the New York Times), Obamacare, "weak" generals leading America's military, political correctness, Hillary Rodham Clinton and assorted people who have doubted or criticized him. The billionaire reality TV star who has upended the Republican primary drew booming cheers and chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!" as he delivered a disjointed, borderline stream-of-consciousness speech heavy on knocking critics and vague on promises about reviving the American dream and making it...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 30 November 2015

    11/29/2015 5:02:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning All info and photos from this website. For the next few weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and it's heroes. I hope the story inspires you like it does me! Thank you...
  • What You Need To Know About The Paris Climate Summit (it's do-or-die time)

    11/29/2015 4:51:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/29/15 | Nick Visser
    **SNIPP** The conference comes at a dire moment. The world has shattered record after climate record, with 2014 ranking as the hottest year in recorded history. The planet's glaciers are melting at the fastest rates ever seen. Underwater, coral reefs are suffering from an assault of bleaching, spurred by ever-warmer oceans. All of these effects have prompted harsh warnings about the potential impact on humanity. Rising seas from melting glaciers could inundate some of the world's largest metropolises. Warmer summers could force the evacuation of certain cities that may see days with a heat index upwards of 170 degrees Fahrenheit....
  • Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

    11/29/2015 4:28:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/15 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris has forced France to examine its security policies, including at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was recently discovered that 57 employees who had access to airplanes and runways were on a terror watch list. Now, the security passes of 86,000 workers at the Paris airport will be reviewed, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London. **SNIP** The recent finding of Arabic graffiti on four planes at two French airports, including one that had "Allahu Akbar" written on a fuel tank hatch, has only increased security concerns. While the...
  • Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover

    11/29/2015 3:33:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 18, 2015
    n his way to visit Israel with his family, a Los Angeles businessman came upon 400 U.S. soldiers preparing to eat their paper sack dinners during a layover in Shannon, Ireland and decided he wanted to honor them with a good warm meal. As the regular passengers and friends were all dining at the various trendy restaurants, entrepreneur and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted to treat the servicemen to the same. At first the commander said it was unnecessary, but Shlomo insisted, and the commander announced to all the soldiers that they could...
  • Jeb Bush says he would support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

    11/29/2015 3:21:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/29/15 | Martin Pengelly
    Jeb Bush would support Donald Trump if the real estate billionaire were to win the Republican presidential nomination, "because anybody is better than Hillary Clinton". The former Florida governor thinks that outcome unlikely, however, because the more voters hear of Trump, particularly on foreign policy, "the less likely he's going to get the Republican nomination". Another candidate, John Kasich, was asked on Sunday whether he would commit to supporting Trump should he win the nomination. The Ohio governor, whose campaign this week released an ad that appeared to compare Trump to Hitler, would not say whether he would. Instead, like...
  • ISIS 'poster girl' reportedly beaten to death

    11/29/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Shoshana Miskin
    In April 2014 teenagers Samra Kesinovic and her friend Sabina Selimovic travelled from their Vienna homes to join ISIS in Syria, where it is believed they both married Jihadists. The two young women became "poster girls" for the Islamic State after appearing in images on social media websites showing them carrying AK-47 rifles surrounded by armed men. But their glamorous online persona appears to have been little more than a show. Now, reports have emerged that Kesinovic has reportedly been beaten to death by the group after trying to escape. Previously, reports quoting the girls’ friends stated that Ms Kesinovic...
  • Deputies: Woman shoots and kills would-be Craigslist robber

    11/29/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/26/15
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed. Aiken County deputies said in a news release that officers are looking for the second robber after he ran away following the shooting Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the would-be robbers pulled out a gun and demanded money when they met the couple at an Aiken gas station where they planned to buy a car listed on the Internet site. Deputies say while the gun was pointed at the man, his girlfriend...
  • Arabs attack police in Jerusalem, one killed by Border Guards

    11/29/2015 2:42:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Matt Wanderman
    A group of Arabs threw about ten Molotov cocktails at Border Police in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. Arab sources report that security forces returned fire and killed one rioter before the rest dispersed. Walla! news identifies the dead terrorist as Ayman al-Abasi, a 17-year-old from Silwan. He previously spent a year and a half in an Israeli prison for his involvement in a 2012 stabbing in Ras al-Amud. Al-Abasi's brother is currently serving a seven-year sentence, also for stabbing a Jewish man. Arab media claims that the Al-Abasi was moderately to severely wounded, then died in a...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 2:36:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue. This directive was made in response to the EU decision to label products from Judea and Samaria. The Foreign Ministry has clarified that Israel is still dealing with individual nations within Europe, including Germany, the UK and France...
  • Intelligence chairman: Obama's ISIS 'containment' comment a 'joke'

    11/29/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/15 | Jonathan Swan
    President Obama's assertion that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been contained is a "joke", says the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "It's proven that ISIS is in 30 different countries... they've got a reach that goes throughout Europe and North America," said Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on the 'Fox News Sunday' program. "So to talk about containment is really a joke," he added. "We've got to stop talking about containment. We've got to talk about elimination of the terrorist threat." ISIS may be geographically contained in Syria and Iraq, but "their efforts around the world to...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....