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  • Two 20-yr-old black Republicans win elections in ‘blue state’ (Connecticut - video)

    11/11/2017 9:24:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    DML News ^ | 11/11/2017 | ANNETA GRIFFEE
    Two 20-year-old college juniors, who have been best friends since middle school, are believed to have become the youngest black Republicans to ever be elected to public office in Connecticut. Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown both become passionate about politics at a young age, and served as president and vice-president of student government during their senior year of high school. In Tuesday’s elections, they each won a seat in public office, with Ford winning a spot on the Middletown school board, where he attended school, and Brown being elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission, WTNH News8 reports....
  • ‘Be a Light’: NFL Star Says Everyone ‘Needs Jesus’ — and He’s Getting the Word Out

    09/20/2017 7:54:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/19/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho is a preacher’s son who is passionate about his faith and believes wholeheartedly that Christians are called “to be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Acho expounded upon his faith in a recent episode of The Chicago Sun-Times’ “Face to Faith” podcast, saying that Jesus is part of who he is and that his faith roots run deep. The NFL star’s family even runs a ministry that makes medical mission trips to Nigeria, where they help those in need with dental care, eye care and surgery. “There’s so much in Scripture that talks about …...
  • German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty Iraqi PM warns <Tr>

    09/18/2017 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2017 | Julian Robinson
    A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq's Prime Minister has warned. Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country's court system. The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail. But Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has now said Iraq's judiciary will decide...
  • The Mass Returns to Mosul

    08/31/2017 7:15:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery.MOSUL, Iraq — Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass. Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery. The priest traveled to Mosul to record part of a documentary entitled Guardianes de la Fe (Guardians of the Faith), which seeks to show the reality of life...
  • Black and white Cajuns from Louisianian bring their boats to Texas and rescue families in Vidor.

    08/30/2017 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/30/17 | Captain Josh Miller
    Captain Josh Miller parked his charter boat and exchanged it for his flat bottom and headed out over night with his buddy Andre.This is much watch TV. These Cajuns are making a huge difference in Texas!
  • Sometimes the Good Guys Win

    08/16/2017 4:32:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column to inform readers of some good news. The sustained efforts of individuals, organizations and the media who oppose everything people like me stand for -- America as an exceptional nation among the nations of the world; the unique contribution of the Judeo-Christian value system in shaping America and the best of Western civilization; sustaining Western civilization as a moral imperative; preserving the American Trinity of liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum; promulgating the American and Judeo-Christian belief that race is insignificant; and an openness to all points of view -- to shut...
  • Israeli Holocaust survivor shoots Palestinian home invaders

    07/11/2017 3:59:21 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 17 replies
    Israel World News ^ | July 11, 2017 | Aryeh Savir
    An octogenarian Israeli Holocaust survivor shot two Palestinian intruders, killing one of them. A Holocaust survivor, in his mid 80s, shot at two intruders who invaded his home at Beit Yitzchak, in central Israel, late Monday night. The two intruders, Palestinians in their 30s from Tul Karem, were wounded by the shots, and one of them subsequently succumbed to his wounds. The second intruder was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Initial police findings show that the intruders were armed with an ax and rocks.
  • Turkey Retreats From Paris Climate Treaty…

    07/10/2017 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-9-2017 | Sundance
    Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan admits the only reason for being in the Paris Climate Treaty was to get money from the U.S. and other more wealthy nations.  Now that the U.S. has pulled out of the treaty, there’s no reason to expect the financial benefits. Proving yet again, for the eleventyth time, that the entire construct of the Paris Climate Treaty had nothing to do with the actual climate (ie. weather), and everything to do with economic wealth distribution. (Reuters)  The U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement means Turkey is less inclined to ratify the deal...
  • If You Don’t Know the Bad News, the Good News Is No News

    06/14/2016 7:09:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-13-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If You Don’t Know the Bad News, the Good News Is No News Msgr. Charles Pope • June 13, 2016 • Following up on Sunday’s Gospel, I would like to propose the following reflection. There was a woman who was so moved by Jesus’ mercy that she wept for joy and showed extravagant, grateful love. Are we that way? Too often we are not. And as Jesus pointed out, a big reason for that is that we do not understand the magnitude of our sin. We miss the greatness of God’s mercy; we lack gratitude for what He has...
  • Palace Bar to Close its Iconic South Beach Location [Homosexual Club in Miami]

    07/04/2017 7:05:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/3/17 | Jamie Guirola
    The intersection of 12th and Ocean has been the cornerstone of the LGBT community for almost thirty years, but that is about to change. Queens at The Palace Bar have been stunning tourists, stopping traffic and serving locals for quite some time. But those doors are closing for good. “It’s so sad because we are a family here, we are a team, and all of us make this place what it is today,” said T.P. Lords, one of the performers.
  • We have installed a new SHA-256 secure server certificate on freerepublic.com and NEW donate link

    05/31/2017 2:41:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    ANNOUNCEMENT: We have installed a new SHA-256 secure server certificate on our freerepublic.com domain and we have a NEW donate link: https://freerepublic.com/donate/ FR is now more secure than ever! Google, Firefox, et al, were flagging our old SHA-1 secure server as "not secure" even though our certificate was paid-up, still valid, still in force and our secure server was still encrypting our donation transactions as securely as always to the SHA-1 standard. You should see a green "Secure" padlock now when you click on our new donate link and that signifies that your transaction will be encrypted by the newly...
  • Waitress Struggling with Expenses Receives $400 Tip from Strangers - Then It Got Even Better!

    04/14/2017 1:48:58 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 41 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    A 21-year-old waitress in Hawaii worked two jobs to make ends meet and pay off her school loans so she could return to school.  She was pleasantly surprised when she received a $400 tip from complete strangers.  However, that was only the beginning.  There was an even bigger surprise waiting for her. Cayla Chandara moved from Santa Rosa, California to Waikiki, Hawaii to continue her education.  She also worked two jobs as a waitress.  Cheesecake Factory and Noi Thai Cuisine became her places of employment. Chandara didn't want to accumulate any more debt from student loans than she already had acquired, so...
  • 10 pieces of good news for President Trump this week

    03/09/2017 9:39:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/09/2017 | Karin McQuillan
    Good news items keep appearing every day.  Ironically, there are so many, they are easy to miss.   Here are ten happy headlines showing the progress team Trump is making this week on many fronts – jobs, the border, law and order, deregulation, fair trade, rule of law, the Middle East, reining in bureaucrats. Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February Winning Level – Wolverine Grandmaster: Secretary Ross Imposes $1.19 Billion Fine Against Chinese Company… Congress Takes Aim at DOJ ‘Slush Fund’ to Left-Wing Activists U.S. Ambassador...
  • Christopher Monfort, killer of Seattle cop dies in prison

    02/03/2017 1:09:26 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/18/17 | Sara Jean Green
    Christopher Monfort, convicted of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Monfort, 48, who was convicted in June 2015 of aggravated first-degree murder for the ambush killing of Brenton and for wounding his partner on Halloween night 2009, was serving a life sentence. Paralyzed below the waist by a gunshot he suffered during his arrest six days later in Tukwila, Monfort was in deteriorating health by the time of his trial in King...
  • Pedophile beaten to death by angry preschool parents

    01/24/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.wave3.com ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 2:25 pm CST | By Ray Daudani, Digital Content Director
    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (WWBT) - When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death. Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was arrested in 2007 for abusing a 4-year-old child, reports AFP, which led to six more cases coming to light. Five of those cases went forward in court and he was later found guilty and sentenced in 2010 to 30 years in prison. However, AFP reports he was released in 2014 after his sentenced was...
  • Janet Reno, former U.S. attorney general, dies at 78

    11/07/2016 6:53:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Janet Reno, the strong-minded Florida prosecutor tapped by Bill Clinton to become the country’s first female U.S. attorney general, and who shaped the U.S. government’s responses to the largest legal crises of the 1990s, died Nov. 7 at her home in Miami. She was 78. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, her goddaughter, Gabrielle D’Alemberte, told the Associated Press. Ms. Reno was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1995, while she was attorney general.
  • Emerging Republican Platform Goes Far to the Right

    07/14/2016 12:59:08 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/12
    It also encourages the teaching of the Bible in public schools because, the amendment said, a good understanding of its contents is “indispensable for the development of an educated citizenry.” Additional provisions included those that promoted state laws to limit which restrooms transgender people could use, nodded to “conversion therapy” for gays by saying that parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children without interference and stated that “natural marriage” between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.
  • Driver plows through 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in southern IL

    07/12/2016 7:55:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | July 11, 2016 | Giacomo Luca
    The driver of an SUV plowed through a group of protesters during a “Black Lives Matters” march in southern Illinois on Sunday, July 10.According to Carbondale police, at around 10 p.m., officers began to monitor demonstrators who began marching along Washington Street in Carbondale.Police say they continued marching throughout the downtown streets, briefly assembled in front of the Carbondale Police Department, before returning to the Town Square Pavilion.According to police, as they were returning to the pavilion, a vehicle tried to drive through the demonstrators in the 200 block of East Main Street while they were blocking traffic.You can see...
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:12:56 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 53 replies
    express.co.cuk ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | JONATHAN OWEN
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra Ł2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.
  • KIMBO SLICE — REPORTEDLY DEAD AT 42

    06/06/2016 8:10:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Kimbo Slice has reportedly died at the age of 42, though no reports have been confirmed. The MMA fighter — whose real name is Kevin Ferguson — was hospitalized in Florida Monday due to a “dire” medical situation, TMZ reported, and several sources on Twitter now claim he has died of heart failure.