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  • Meet the Republicans Who Voted ‘No’ on the Health Care Bill

    05/05/2017 3:13:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 4, 2017
    All of them outran Trump in their districts in 2016 Twenty Republicans bucked their party and voted against the health care overhaul on Thursday. More than half of the members who voted “no” are part of the Tuesday Group, a collection of moderate House Republicans. Nine of the lawmakers represent districts that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried in November. President Donald Trump carried the districts of 11 of the members voting “no.”. But all of the lawmakers outperformed Trump last fall. Fourteen of the “no” votes are Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targets. Five of the lawmakers are also part of the National Republican Campaign...
  • Ted Cruz Calls for Oregon Armed Protesters to 'Stand Down'

    01/04/2016 9:45:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday called for armed protesters who occupied a federal building in Oregon to "stand down peaceably." "Every one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds," Cruz told reporters in Iowa. "But we don‘t have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence against others. So it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation."
  • New York Magazine’s Chait ‘Votes’ For Oregon Militia Members To Be ‘Killed’

    01/04/2016 9:01:42 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 1/4/2016 | John Nolte
    Don’t confuse this as a defense of the Bundy family or their team of armed militia members who have occupied an abandoned building located on a federal wildlife preserve in Oregon. Any rational-thinking American should be horrified at the amount of land the federal government has confiscated, especially in the American West, but once you use or threaten violence to further a cause, you have lost me. Their cause is just. Their methods are appalling and un-American. Also un-American is Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine openly hoping these militia men end up dead.
  • Why aren't we calling the Oregon occupiers 'terrorists'?

    01/04/2016 8:47:10 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-4-16 | Janell Ross
    As of Sunday afternoon, The Washington Post called them "occupiers." The New York Times opted for "armed activists" and "militia men." And the Associated Press put the situation this way: "A family previously involved in a showdown with the federal government has occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and is asking militia members to join them." Not one seemed to lean toward terms such as "insurrection," "revolt," anti-government "insurgents" or, as some on social media were calling them, "terrorists." When a group of unknown size and unknown firepower has taken over any federal building with plans...
  • American values being taught at camp for kids

    12/30/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/29/13 | Martha
    Elementary and middle school students had an opportunity to have fun while at the same time learning about the Founding Fathers and the importance of the Constitution and Bill of Rights at a Freedom Camp held in December 2013.
  • Profiles in Courage— Iranian Hunger Strikers in Iraq; Freedom Riders in American South

    11/23/2013 12:25:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Raymond Tanter
    Will President Obama show courage and save Iranians who seek a soft revolution in Iran? With the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, words from Profiles in Courage, cross paths with past, current, and future upheavals. They include a soft revolution in America, Arab revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, and a prospective revolution in Iran. Iranian dissidents held in prison-like conditions in Iraq are the true profiles in courage. Just like few dreamed that freedom riders and sit-in demonstrators would ignite the civil rights movement, it seems inconceivable that suffering of a few might ignite...
  • Syria crisis: Guide to armed and political opposition

    10/19/2013 4:34:53 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 October 2013 Last updated at 02:40 ET | Lina Sinjab, David Gritten, James Longman, Faisal Irshaid
    There are believed to be as many as 1,000 armed opposition groups in Syria, commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters. Many of the groups are small and operate on a local level, but a number have emerged as powerful forces with affiliates across the country or formed alliances with other groups that share a similar agenda. The BBC News website looks at the most prominent. Big snip
  • True Patriots

    10/09/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence." The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists. On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern...
  • Liberals Who Label The Tea Party As "Terrorists" Are Forgetting Something...

    08/02/2011 12:54:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    As we all know at this point, liberals had a meeting on Sunday, and on Monday they dropped the bomb (pun intended) that the Tea Party are a bunch of terrorists!. There's a lot that could be said, but sometimes the most thoughtful retort is also the most simple...
  • The Totalitarian Minority

    03/19/2011 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2011 | Lance Fairchok
    "On top are the Haves with power, money, food, security, and luxury. They suffocate in their surpluses while the Have-Nots starve. Numerically the Haves have always been the fewest. The Haves want to keep things as they are and are opposed to change." Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals It is ironic that the people described as Haves in Saul Alinsky's community organizing primer Rules for Radicals mirror public sector unions so closely. Alinsky had a cluttered view of the world, full of contradictions and conspiracies and moral convolutions to justify his tactics. His wretched little book will probably vex us...
  • Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government

    02/12/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 147 replies
    VOA ^ | February 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC | Staff
    Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Saturday to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and call for their own president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down. The protesters began marching toward the Egyptian embassy but were confronted and pushed back by a group of men armed with sticks. There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters. The gathering points for Saturday's protests were Sana'a University and the city's Tahrir Square, which bears the same name as the rallying point for the protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
  • Abbas fatah Proud of terrorism

    06/26/2009 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Karliner · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Friday, Jun 26 '09, Tammuz 4, 5769 | by Maayana Miskin
    ( Members of Fatah put on a show recently boasting that Fatah leads other organizations, particularly Hamas, in anti-Israel terrorism. The event was attended by former Palestinian Authority leaders. The performance was videotaped and shown on Fatah TV -- the television station cpntrolled by Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority, with which the U.S., U.N. and EU expect Israel to conduct negotiations. It was later translated by Palestinian Media Watch. Among those present at the event were former head of PA security Mahmoud Dahlan and former head of PA foreign affairs Nasser al-Qidwa. The audience sang the PA anthem prior to the...
  • Britain expels Iranian diplomats in tit-for-tat row

    06/23/2009 3:34:29 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 8 replies · 397+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/23/09 | Damien McElroy
    Members of the Iranian embassy in London have been ordered to return home in response to the expulsion of members of the diplomatic service in Tehran on Monday. Britain has been subjected to an increasingly lurid series of allegations from Iran since riots broke out in the wake of the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the hardline president, earlier this month.
  • "against all enemies, foreign and domestic"

    11/03/2008 6:52:35 PM PST · by Feckless · 59 replies · 2,138+ views
    Vanity | 11/3/2008 | Feckless
    Just a note on Election Eve to anyone who would threaten the Constitution......
  • Monks Protest During Press Tour of China [derail carefully scripted ChiCom propaganda]

    03/27/2008 9:43:21 AM PDT · by indcons · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Tibetan monks shouting pro-independence slogans caught Chinese officials by surprise Thursday during a highly scripted tour for Western journalists in Lhasa’s central Buddhist temple, disrupting China’s effort to portray the recent Tibetan rioting as the work of violent criminal thugs and separatists. “Tibet is not free! Tibet is not free!” yelled one young Buddhist monk, who then started crying, according to an Associated Press correspondent in the tour. Government handlers shouted for the journalists to leave and tried to pull them away during the 15-minute protest by about 30 monks at the Jokhang Monastery in central Lhasa. It was unclear...
  • Thousands dead in massacre of the monks dumped in the jungle - Myanmar (Burma)

    10/01/2007 11:40:02 AM PDT · by davidlachnicht · 39 replies · 356+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2007-1001 | MARCUS OSCARSSON
    Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed. The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: "Many more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand." Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered to take part in a massacre of holy men. He has now reached the border with Thailand....
  • US Troops, Former Enemy Launch Joint Patrols

    06/05/2007 3:41:18 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 31 replies · 844+ views
    U.S. forces have begun conducting joint patrols with Sunni resistance fighters in the Sunni enclave of Amiriyah where a group of local leaders have banded together to fight al-Qaeda, U.S. Army officials said Tuesday. Major Chris Rogers, executive officer of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division, responsible for Amiriyah, said soldiers acting on information provided by the fighters had detained five suspected al-Qaeda members in overnight raids and were holding them for questioning. He said the group had decided it did not want to be known as ‘the Baghdad Patriots’ the name given to it...
  • 22 Injured, 2 Arrested in Bilbao's Banned Rally

    02/25/2007 3:13:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies · 250+ views
    eitb24 ^ | eitb24
    22 injured, 2 arrested in Bilbao's banned rally 02/24/2007 Police charged with force on demonstrators. 22 were injured and 2 arrested. One of the arreste, the outlawed Batasuna's spokesman Joseba Permach was released before midnight. Basque police charged on demonstrators in Bilbao's banned rally Basque police charged on demonstrators in Bilbao's banned rally Related news * Citizens of Basque left nationalist movement call for new rally * Askatasuna calls to manifest despite High Court ban Related galleries * Serious incidents in Bilbao The rally organized Saturday afternoon in Bilbao to demand "self-determination" and "amnesty" turned into a pitched battle. Basque...
  • An Iraq Soldier’s Day at Chicago O’Hare (Vanity)

    02/07/2007 7:39:43 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 70 replies · 1,752+ views
    Me | 2-7-2007 | Me
    This past Sunday I was flying through Chicago from Houston. While I was waiting at Chicago O’Hare for my flight to Springfield, a flight at an adjoining gate was preparing to board. Sitting amongst all the people waiting on their flights was one soldier. The United Airlines gate agent announced that they were preparing to board a flight starting with first class. However, before first class could begin boarding she said “But before we begin boarding first class, United would like to allow” (and I cannot for the life of me remember the soldier’s name) “who just came home from...
  • So, Wanna sign-up for totalitarian 'anti-freedom' freedom fighters?

    01/04/2007 8:17:59 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Wanna sign-up for totalitarian 'anti-freedom' freedom fighters?   Freedom Fighters most ironic term terrorists use, translation: fighting AGIANST any freedom. What went through your mind when you heard militant Cindy Sheehan calling the terrorists fighting in Iraq "militia freedom fighters"?Would these same "militias" spare her throat giving the chance? why after all, the very factor of an 'infidel being in Arab land (Iraq) is already good enough to shout: "Allah Akbar" & head cut off!   If you are about to use the "freedom" word You might call it "freedom from the non Muslim existence", if you wish. Unless the Islamists are...