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  • Hillary scrutinized for arms sales at State [5/26/15]

    06/29/2016 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT | By Tim Devaney
    By Tim Devaney - 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT The State Department under Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump breaks from McConnell: Clinton 'not capable' Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' Warren to J.K. Rowling: Can I teach magic? MORE authorized arms sales to countries that had donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report.State approved $165 billion worth of weapons sales to 20 foreign governments during Clinton's tenure, the International Business Times reports. Among the countries involved in the sales were Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Clinton...
  • "Heterosexual Pride Day" Has Social Media On Fire Trying to Figure Out Its Purpose

    06/29/2016 10:32:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    While cities and states across America have been celebrating Gay Pride month throughout June, some members of the heterosexual community are celebrating their own day that many people didn’t even know about. June 29th is being celebrated by some straight males and females as “Heterosexual Pride Day”. It has included marches and other events by those who say they want “equality” when it comes to sexuality and holidays. As can be imagined, the trending hashtag on social media has been met with quite the backlash from those who say that the point of Gay Pride Month is to remember the...
  • Wife Charged with Murder, Parrot Possible Star Witness

    06/29/2016 10:16:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 28 2016 | Rachel Trost
    It's a case that could come down to what the bird heard, as a Michigan prosecutor decides if a parrot can be used as some type of witness in a murder case. Family members believe an African grey parrot named "Bud" may have witnessed the fatal shooting of his owner. Martin Duram, 45, was shot and killed in his Michigan home in May 2015 in what police first thought was a double homicide. Duram's wife, Glenna, had also been shot, in the head, but police realized an hour later she was still alive. But last week, Glenna was charged with...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • This Happened: Matthews Asks Why Does Terrorism ‘Always Seem to Involve Bombing?’

    06/29/2016 7:46:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 29 Jun 2016 | Curtis Houck
    All three cable networks dedicated droves of airtime Tuesday evening to the Istanbul terrorist attack and on two occasions, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered “how much brains does it take” for someone to become a suicide bomber and why do terror attacks “always seem to involve bombing” instead of something else. Matthews was speaking to an assembled panel of terrorism experts about five minutes into the program when he cited recent terror attacks ranging from French train in August 2015 to Tuesday’s bombings in Istanbul and appropriately wondered if it means there’s a pattern to the string of Islamic...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Disinformation

    06/29/2016 4:19:51 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Political Disinformation The House Benghazi report makes it completely clear that no one peddling the “spontaneous video protest” theory of the attack ever believed it, not for a single hour. It was a piece of deliberate disinformation concocted in Washington for political purposes, as critics of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have long maintained. As Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports, the video story was “crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees and reflected neither eyewitness nor real-time reports from the Americans...
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representatives—but in the end, he just didn’t have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaign—one with heavy ethnic overtones—the Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Surprise! Most Corrupt Bankster in U.S. Endorses Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by all the best · 16 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    It’s hard to imagine a better endorsement of Donald Trump’s economic policies – whatever they may be, whenever he finds the time to explain them – than the recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton by former Goldman Sachs CEO and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. As the man in charge of the biggest explosion of corporate welfare in world history – the “TARP” bailouts, he defined himself as a sworn enemy of capitalism and a socialist when it comes to the capital markets. Socializing billions of dollars in investment bank, insurance company, and automobile industry losses with taxpayer dollars qualifies Paulson...
  • California Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    06/28/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/28 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast. The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker. It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and...
  • Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Files Appeals Against Extradition

    06/28/2016 6:31:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman faces drug trafficking and other charges from seven U.S. federal prosecutorsLawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have filed two appeals against his extradition to the United States. The appeals argue the statute of limitations has run out on some crimes Guzman is accused of committing in the U.S., lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the defense also argues that the allegations against Guzman are based on hearsay, not direct evidence. The appeals were filed late Monday in courts in Mexico City, Rodriguez said Tuesday. He predicted it could take as long as...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Color Fireworks Are You Quiz - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    06/28/2016 5:59:52 PM PDT · by LUV W · 95 replies
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  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

    06/28/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat — a position he's held for nearly a half-century — but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs — Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...
  • San Francisco Deputy's Missing Gun Found During Murder Investigation

    06/28/2016 12:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/28/2016 | Thomas Peele and Nate Gartrell
    A San Francisco sheriff's deputy's missing handgun turned up in a homicide investigation in Solano County last year, the latest discovery of what happened to one of hundreds of lost or stolen law enforcement weapons uncovered by a Bay Area News Group investigation published Sunday. Former Deputy Armando Gonzalez apparently didn't report his duty weapon missing for nearly two years until after Fairfield police detectives called him last year to say his gun had turned up in a search connected to the killing of a local teen. Only then did he report to his superiors that his wife took the...
  • Threat Group-4127 Targets Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign

    06/28/2016 10:14:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Secure Works ^ | June 16, 2016 | SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence
    SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers track the activities of Threat Group-4127[1] (TG-4127), which targets governments, military, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Components of TG-4127 operations have been reported under the names APT28, Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm. CTU™ researchers assess with moderate confidence that the group is operating from the Russian Federation and is gathering intelligence on behalf of the Russian government.[snip] The Hillary for America presidential campaign owns the hillaryclinton.com domain, which is used for the campaign website (www.hillaryclinton.com) and for email addresses used by campaign staff. An examination of the hillaryclinton.com DNS records shows that the domain's...
  • Netanyahu urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

    06/28/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/16
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to work towards freeing Israeli citizens held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. .....
  • Britain's African migrants who backed Brexit

    06/28/2016 1:06:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 hours ago | bbc.com
    Better the devil you know, the pro-Brexit Africans said, arguing that the rest of Europe is notorious for its absence of colour in public office and cultural life - despite the many stars of African origin currently featuring in France's European football bonanza - and its marginalisation of generations of African migrants in forgotten high-rise estates. In any case, their argument went, the expansion of the EU had drastically reduced the job chances of Africans from the Commonwealth and beyond. Employers did not worry about visas for EU citizens, and a huge pool of labour with freedom of movement had...
  • “It Shattered It Pretty Good,” Woman Claims Congressman’s Campaign Sign Damaged Her Car

    06/27/2016 11:03:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    kfor ^ | JUNE 27, 2016 | LACEY LETT
    An Oklahoma woman is furious after she said a campaign sign damaged her vehicle. "As you can see, it shattered it pretty good," said Dawn Byram. Byram was driving back from a friend’s house near 164th and Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday afternoon when something came flying toward her SUV. "I guess the wind has picked up a little bit and, all of a sudden, the Steve Russell sign is coming right at me and hit my windshield," she said. The damage is going to cost her about $250, which is lower than her insurance deductible, meaning she has pay for...
  • Visiting America? US Border Agents Want Your Twitter, Facebook URLs

    06/27/2016 9:34:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | Iain Thomson
    It'll be optional – for now. Next: your browser historyThe US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency wants to collect links to social network accounts of people visiting the Land of the FreeTM. Under new proposals, each traveler filling out an I-94 travel form or applying for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) visa will be asked for "information associated with your online presence/social media identifier." In other words, you'll be asked to hand over your Twitter and Instagram handles, Facebook and LinkedIn URLs, and so on, so you can be watched. "It will be an optional data field...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received £50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • Stacey Dash: 2016 Election Will ‘Get Very Ugly’; Obama ‘Divided Us More Than I’ve Ever Seen

    06/07/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News Daily ^ | 7 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    If you don’t fight, you’re gonna die, and so I had to be a fighter. I chose to be a fighter. I was not going to be a victim of my circumstances,” she declared. It’s an attitude Dash carries to this day, armored against Hollywood’s liberal culture by the thick skin she grew in the Bronx and sustained by her faith. “I’ve had to plant my feet on the ground and stand strong. I’ve had to stand for what I believe in and not let anybody take that away from me,” she said. “I have to know that what I’m...
  • After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY!

    06/27/2016 6:08:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 107 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Wayne Dupree
    After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY! The United Nations’ main purpose these days is working on climate change, global warming and taxing the United States. When they can make it rain in Ethiopia, then perhaps we can take them seriously. They have become a useless organization to which they were originally chartered for, and America needs to stop being its purse! Former VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is correct! The UN is made up of dictators, despots, murderers and rapists and we are paying them. Dump the fools in the middle of...
  • Why Khamenei wants the next Supreme Leader to be ‘revolutionary’

    06/27/2016 5:51:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 24 June 2016
    Why Khamenei wants the next Supreme Leader to be ‘revolutionary’ Friday, 24 June 2016 Surprisingly, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has begun raising the issue of Iran’s next supreme leader in some of his speeches. /snip In a recent meeting, the 76-year-old Ayatollah met with some members of the Assembly of Experts, and pointed out that “a supreme leader has to be a revolutionary” and he advised that members not to “be bashful” in selecting the next supreme leader. Iran’s constitution grants the Supreme Leader with the highest authority in the country. The Supreme Leader is the single most...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois ~ 28 JUNE 2016

    06/27/2016 5:49:56 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
          ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisScott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon. Scott Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. It is part of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), and is also the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Command, a Unified Combatant Command that coordinates transportation across all the services.The base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing (375 AMW) and is also...
  • Suicide Attack Targets Church in Lebanese Village

    06/27/2016 2:57:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 27 June 2016
    A new wave of suicide bombings hit outside a church in a Lebanese village on Monday evening as residents were preparing for the funerals of victims of a multiple suicide attacks earlier in the day, security sources said. In the latest violence, the suicide bombers riding motorcycles blew themselves up in the centre of the predominantly Christian village of Al-Qaa in eastern Lebanon, the source told AFP. One struck in front of a church and the two others in front of the municipality building. Medical sources quoted by Reuters said at least 15 people had been wounded in the attack.
  • Cops: Ore. Mom Shoots, Kills Intruder in Child's Bedroom

    06/27/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/27/2016
    An Oregon mother shot and killed a home intruder she found in her child's bedroom early Sunday, reports CBS affiliate KOIN. Police say the 33-year-old woman returned home with her two children, 5 and 10, and found the unidentified intruder, 59. KOIN reports the woman shot the man, a stranger, with her personal handgun after a confrontation. Police tell the station the woman and her children are victims in the situation. They say the family is traumatized. They were reportedly not hurt in the incident. The woman cooperated with investigators and the case is being sent to the Multnomah County...
  • Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

    06/27/2016 10:23:18 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 42 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | June 27, 2016 | By Bruce Parker
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB. Earlier this month, Watchdog revealed that 35 percent of Vermont’s incoming refugees in the past four years tested positive for tuberculosis. How many of those cases are contagious and symptomatic, however, remains a secret, as state epidemiologists and top officials at the Health Department have spent weeks blocking efforts to obtain the data. Refugees brought to the United States take TB tests...
  • Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today

    06/27/2016 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/27/16 | Jim Hoft
    He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not to support Donald Trump. Will wants Hillary to pick the next Supreme Court justices. Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today Jim Hoft Jun 27th, 2016 7:50 am 74 Comments He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not...
  • Trump flexes new digital muscle

    06/27/2016 7:43:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 27 Jun 2016 | David McCabe
    Donald Trump is beefing up his digital strategy as he enters the general election campaign against Hillary Clinton. The presumptive Republican nominee has rolled out a website highlighting what he says are lies told by Clinton and, for the first time, is emailing fundraising pitches to supporters, one of the key elements of a national campaign. “I think the early signs we’ve seen, from them activating a small dollar online plan coupled with the rollout of the microsite, tells me that the Donald Trump campaign is getting its footing,” said Michael Duncan, a partner at Cavalry, LLC, a political consultancy,...
  • Islam is the problem. (Boris Johnson - likely new leader of Brexit Britain)

    06/27/2016 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 26 replies
    The spectator ^ | 16 July 2005 | BORIS JOHNSON
    We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem....
  • I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe – and always will be

    06/27/2016 3:53:28 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 JUNE 2016 • 10:00PM | BORIS JOHNSON
    I believe that millions of people who voted Leave were also inspired by the belief that Britain is a great country, and that outside the job-destroying coils of EU bureaucracy we can survive and thrive as never before. I think that they are right in their analysis, and right in their choice. And yet we who agreed with this majority verdict must accept that it was not entirely overwhelming. There were more than 16 million who wanted to remain. They are our neighbours, brothers and sisters who did what they passionately believe was right. In a democracy majorities may decide...
  • Carry on trading, beg German car bosses (Brexit)

    06/27/2016 2:32:06 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:13 GMT, 27 June 2016 | By John Stevens, Europe Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    German manufacturers last night demanded that Britain be allowed to continue trading with the EU without any barriers. The car-making industry said punishing Britain makes no sense – and it called on the German chancellor to give the UK a favourable trade deal. Eurosceptics have repeatedly argued it is not in the EU’s interests to bring in tariffs as the UK imports more from Europe than it exports, and any weakening of the British economy would also have a ripple effect on Europe. Matthias Wissmann, of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), said: ‘Even if many “experts” are...
  • Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

    06/26/2016 6:52:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016 | Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions
    The Supreme Court on Monday is poised to once again enter the fray on the abortion issue, an already divisive subject complicated by election-year politics and a split bench that may lack the votes to rule definitively. The high court will wrap up its work for the summer by issuing a judgment on how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether those provisions have the effect of limiting first-trimester abortions guaranteed by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Texas reproductive clinics are asking the justices to keep their facilities open in the face of...
  • Pope says Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment

    06/26/2016 5:25:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Jun 16 | By Philip Pullella
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women, for turning a blind eye to child labor and for "blessing so many weapons" in the past. In the hour-long freewheeling conversation that has become a trademark of his international travels, Francis was asked if he agreed with recent comments by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: U.S. Military All-Stars ~ 27 June 2016

    06/26/2016 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
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    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 ~ US Military All-Stars Info from here.             The modern US Military All Stars was founded originally as the U.S. Navy Baseball Club by retired U.S. Navy Commander Terry Allvord in Pensacola, Florida in 1990 before moving to San Diego for the 1993 season. This program is the leader in armed forces baseball in the modern era. Allvord went on to establish over...
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 2:50:07 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 120 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ....Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie) was posted after 4 PM on that Tuesday afternoon. And Hillary Clinton was home by 10:30 PM as US forces continued to come under attack...
  • Mogadishu: Al Shabaab militants claim hotel attack in Somalia that leaves at least 15 dead

    06/26/2016 4:20:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-25-16
    At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants, police said. The death toll includes guards, civilians and militants. The assault was led by a suicide attacker driving a car laden with explosives The attack began at 4:30 pm (11:30 pm AEST) with a powerful blast followed by heavy gunfire, an AFP journalist and a witness said. The Naasa Hablood hotel in southern Mogadishu is often used by politicians and members of the Somali diaspora visiting the city.
  • US Media Ignores Obama's Role in Brexit Disaster

    06/25/2016 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24-June-2016 | David A. Patten
    Watch any of the TV news talk shows Friday and almost all have ignored one important fact: the Brexit 'Leave' victory was another humiliating loss for President Barack Obama. In fact, some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a "no" vote. British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. So strong was the backlash to Obama's blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit...
  • Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors

    06/23/2016 10:15:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A TIME FOR EVERYTHING ~ 26 June 2016

    06/25/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
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            A TIME FOR EVERYTHING There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain...
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • (Gov. Scott )Walker says delegates should vote their conscience on Trump

    06/25/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21, 2016 | Scott Bauer, Associated Press
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he agrees that delegates to the Republican national convention should be free to vote their conscience, even if that means not supporting presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Walker is a former presidential candidate and a delegate to the convention next month. He told reporters following a groundbreaking at a sausage factory that he will follow Wisconsin Republican Party rules and cast his ballot for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the first round because Cruz won the state primary.
  • Michigan Fugitive John Saatio to Be Extradited Saturday

    06/25/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 6/24 | MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won’t have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced that Saatio will be extradited Saturday when authorities will put him on a commercial flight out of Juan Santamaría International Airport accompanied by U.S. Marshals. Saatio was recaptured Tuesday in Desamparados, south of San José, after escaping through a ventilation duct in the immigration detention center in Hatillo where he had been held since June 3. The 35-year-old fugitive from Michigan was initially aprehended by police in the popular...
  • Del Mar Family Fighting for Son Taken as Political Prisoner in Venezuela

    06/25/2016 8:48:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/24 | Omari Fleming and Jaspreet Kaur
    Francisco Marquez Lara and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. A Del Mar family is fighting for their son’s freedom after they say he was taken as a political prisoner in Venezuela. Francisco Marquez Lara is a dual citizen of the United States and Venezuela. He and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. Now, his parents, Maria-Luz Lara and Ricardo Marquez are on a mission to free their son and his friend from jail. Francisco’s mother spoke exclusively to NBC 7 on Friday about their fight and the emotional toll it has taken...
  • The Rise and Fall of the EU [vanity]

    06/25/2016 5:29:59 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 18 replies
    Exclusive to FR ^ | Saturday June 25, 2016 | cc
    It started with the best of intentions. In WWII, Western Europeans couldn't help but be impressed by the sheer numbers of American troops, equipment, and supplies moving through their countries, all under one flag and all speaking one language. After the war, various politicians in Western Europe noted how their continent and the United States - though both were roughly the same population, one had free travel for goods and people while the other didn't - and asked, why can't we do that here? And so the grand EU idea was slowly borne, and envious attempt to copy the US...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’

    06/24/2016 11:03:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Breibart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Frances Martel
    Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’ Vice President Joe Biden warned China that the Japanese government may acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the threat from North Korea becomes too grave, urging Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s belligerence. The Vice President’s comments echo those of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who warned that Japan and South Korea acquiring nuclear weapons “is going to happen anyway” in controversial remarks issued in March. Japanese government officials and media responded to Trump’s comments much more severely than they have to Biden’s. “What...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...