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  • TONIGHT! AMERICA IN CRISIS – Public Q&A with Panel of Experts

    05/26/2015 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    SPECIAL GUEST HOST EPISODE of Uncommon Knowledge! Guests from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens will discuss and address questions on many of the most burning political and national security topics of the day, including: â– The ClintonsÂ’ long history with the international terrorist group The Muslim Brotherhood. â– Our broken immigration system, both legal and illegal, and some basic steps that can be taken to fix it. â– The federal takeover of local and state police. â– Continuing crisis of American inner cities and the ObamaÂ’s fanning of racial flames. The panel of experts will be there to take your calls on these topics...
  • NYT: U.S. knows exactly where ISIS headquarters is, but doesn’t attack for fear of accidentally kill

    05/26/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And that's just the start; getting approval to bomb a target can take hours You’d think it would represent a major blow to ISIS if you could take out its headquarters - and apparently U.S. forces know exactly where ISIS headquarters is located. Specifically we’re talking about seven buildings in Raqqa, Syria. Furthermore, you’d think that if you had a shot at thousands of ISIS terrorists - the very ones who just took Ramadi and were running around in the open flaunting it - you’d take them out. You’d think that, but you’d be wrong, at least according to the...
  • Barack “Climate Change” Obama

    05/26/2015 6:22:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Al Caruba
    IF Obama’s climate change idiocy is just a way to distract us from the problems we have thanks to his failure to address them, then it is purely cynical, political. IF Obama really believes this stuff, he is unfit to be President “Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” - Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why the President of the United States, Barack Obama, would continue to talk about climate change and urge the global transition from fossil fuels to wind, solar and bio-energy. I have concluded that he thinks everyone,...
  • Biker Shootout: Libs Going Wacko over Race in Waco

    05/26/2015 6:20:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Guilty of using lies that have evoked hatred, fomented racial unrest, sparked riots, caused property destruction and led to innocent people's deaths. Guilty of gross malpractice and, by proxy, murder. Guilty of being destroyers of civilization Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too—there sure is a double standard. And, as usual, it’s their own. Consider, for example, an Associated Press piece by one Jesse J. Holland titled “Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some.” Holland starts out writing that the “prevailing...
  • BBC Image: Thai Muzzle Brake on Upside Down?

    05/26/2015 5:21:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I watch very little TV.  I do not like to corrupt the data flow.  But I happened to be in Las Vegas when my nephew was watching a BBC program on human smugglers in Thailand.  From BBC.com: Manit told us his district had long been used by human traffickers to transfer migrants from boats to trucks. He wanted to stamp it out. But he was getting little help from the central government, or from local law enforcement. The BBC correspondent was allowed to join a patrol off the coast.  In the video, the BBC is not shy about showing...
  • ITALY: Venice shuts down ‘mosque-inside-a-church’ art exhibit that desecrated a Catholic church

    05/26/2015 2:45:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/26/15
    By BI: Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland’s contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.Muslims lift their asses to Allah inside the Misericordia Abbey in Venice, Italy.Mail.com Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel’s exhibit inside a former Roman Catholic Church creating the first mosque ever in the historic center of Venice sparked controversy from the outset. The chairman of the Icelandic Art Center, which commissioned the project, complained that Venetian authorities “have tried to prevent its realization...
  • Clintons appear together at Memorial Day parade

    05/26/2015 2:31:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared together at a Memorial Day parade in their adoptive hometown on Monday, their first joint appearance since the unveiling of her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign more than six weeks ago. The Clintons snapped photos with attendees and marched behind veterans at the parade in Chappaqua, N.Y., but avoided talk about the former secretary of State's White House bid. "This is a way of demonstrating that they are not forgotten, and we are going to continue to do everything that we can to make sure that we honor their sacrifice and commitment," Hillary Clinton told a...
  • Can you name the biggest racist employer in America? [when the "new norm" isn't okay]

    05/26/2015 12:57:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Every time the liberal media discovers that the racial composition of any particular company or industry does not reflect the population of the United States, immediately millions of gallons of ink (or digital ink) are shed as the media frantically searches for signs of inherent racism. Just look at this recent article worrying that not enough black directors were making Super Bowl ads. But in a curious article in the New York Times, the Times mentions an enormous racial disparity only second-handedly, and doesn't seem concerned about the nature of it, because the recipients of it are not white, but...
  • Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia

    05/25/2015 9:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WSAV-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Staff
    ATLANTA, GA - The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed a death from Lassa fever which was diagnosed earlier today in a person returning to the United States from Liberia. The patient traveled from Liberia to Morocco to JFK International Airport on May 17th. The patient did not have a fever on departure from Liberia, did not report symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or bleeding during the flight, and his temperature was taken on arrival in the U.S. and he did not have a fever at that time. On May 18th, the patient went to a...
  • Of Mice and Men

    05/25/2015 7:51:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Nothing speaks more to the blatant ignorance of liberalism than to hear radical leftists belittle our country and military on a national day of mourning and remembrance. Believe it or not, most conservatives despise war – view its necessity as an absolute last resort – for we too have fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. By that same token, right-minded Americans simply refuse to bury their heads in the sand and pretend evil does not exist in order to magically appease our innate desire for global harmony. Whether a Christian is beheaded in Syria or your neighbor...
  • STUNNING Global Visualization:Small Arms Imports and Exports From 1992-2010 frOM All Countries

    05/25/2015 5:49:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Chrome Experiemnts ^ | May 23, 2015 | Staff
    This is part of Chrome Experiments showing off their latest visualization technology, Here they highlight the import and export in small arms globally from 1992-200 done in visually stunning display.You can submit whatever country your interested in for information on the gun trade. Global Visualization:Small Arms Imports and Exports From 1992-2010 All Countries
  • Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

    05/25/2015 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 33 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-15 | Wordsmith
    Someone tell me that it's just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn't really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he's still campaigning: President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance spanning two administrations. "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful. It's the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end," Obama said during his speech at Arlington National Cemetery. Clad in dark blue suit and deep red tie, Obama noted...
  • All About Mitch: Getting re-elected is the only job.

    05/25/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 22 replies
    Sen. Mitch McConnell’s time in Washington has been about building power for himself and his party, not representing Kentuckians. He wields that power to aggregate more power, doing what it takes to advance his chances of re-election and achieving the goal of running the U.S. Senate as majority leader. That ultimate goal is within reach. Nowhere is this more obvious than in his de-evolution on money-in-politics and the primacy he places on rigging the rules of the game to benefit his own party. McConnell believes the pathway to power is about one thing and one thing alone: one’s ability...
  • Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens, Updated

    05/25/2015 1:17:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens has been my most popular article.  It was published on 16 December, 2012.  I had been collecting these incidents for a few years, ever since I noticed that the old media gave them virtually no coverage.  They received a little local coverage, but were ignored/spiked by the national media. In the original publication, there were eight incidents.  Readers quickly brought more to my attention, swelling the list to fifteen.  Over the last two years, seven more incidents have been added.  One of those, the SC Boiling Springs event, does not appear to be...
  • The 173rd Airborne Lands at Bien Hoa May, 1965

    05/25/2015 12:26:48 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    This Memorial Day is special to those of us who served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep.) in Vietnam because this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Sky Soldiers deployment to Vietnam. The deployment marked the beginning of the American takeover of the Vietnam ground war.
  • Pay Hike Needed to Boost Congress’ Morale [semi-satire]

    05/25/2015 10:35:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Several Democrats, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md), made the case for higher compensation this week citing “the low morale among those of us in the legislature who can only salivate at the sums being hauled in by ex-presidents and others for trifling amounts of work. As members of a body of 435 we won’t have the same name recognition. We won’t be invited to pontificate on sundry topics for piles of cash.” Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla) seconded Hoyer’s remarks saying “we need to get a bigger piece of the pie now! We pass laws doling out billions to important...
  • Police to use purple uniforms to “soften image” [satire]

    05/25/2015 10:01:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Call the Cops ^ | May 23, 2015 | RJ
    Last week the President called for police to soften up uniforms to improve public relations. In response the Department of Justice is getting ready to field test new uniforms in friendly colors. Various shades of Purple are being tested as it seems to be universally thought of as a color of friendship.
  • Militarization of Law Enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 23, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Militarization of Law Enforcement These are not American Soldiers. They are Police Officers at the Ferguson Missouri protests. On May 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he was limiting the types of military equipment which can be transferred to police departments. He also announced the implementation of training programs to assure the appropriate use of other items. Because of his announcement, Homeland Security and the military can no longer transfer some weapons, such as grenade launchers, and IED resistant armored personnel carriers, other weaponized vehicles, and bayonets to police departments. Obama stated, "We’ve seen how militarized gear can...
  • Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

    05/25/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-15 | Wordsmith
    Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: "The city itself is not symbolic is any way. It's not been declared part of the (Islamic State) caliphate or central to the future of Iraq, but we want to get it back. The issue here is not brick and mortar, it's about defeating ISIL." In fact, Ramadi is considered by ISIS...
  • Ramadi and Obama’s Phony Air War Against ISIS

    05/25/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    But it's not just Ramadi that Obama has neglected. Fact is, the so-called air war against ISIS is a fraud “The Cemetery of the Americans.” That’s what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006. Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot be snipers. Within weeks the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded. My own Public Affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there. It was the hardest-fought battle of...
  • Ladies and gentlemen, the worst Memorial Day photo ever

    05/25/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Courtesy of The Democrats (via Twitter), of course I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s almost as if whoever runs the Democrats’ Twitter account decided to take on a personal challenge of coming up with the most inappropriate photo imaginable for the day when the nation honors its war dead. It’s about fallen soldiers? Ha! Screw that! We’ll not only post a photo of our president instead, but we’ll show him eating ice cream with a goofy look on his face, while a bunch of sycophantic photographers click away like the lapdogs they are. Oh, and a...
  • Memorial Day and What We Should be Remembering

    05/25/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    The prayer to St, Michael the Archangel: Entreats the Archangel to "defend us in battle" and "be our protection" against wickedness It’s Memorial Day in America. Time to celebrate spring with barbecues and the first trip to the beach. Solemnity is essentially forbidden. Except among we “brave few,” as Shakespeare famously put it in Henry V, “We band of brothers.” Ask a veteran what combat is like and you’ll get as many different answers as there are vets. Still, the clichés hold true: “All your senses are heightened;” “It’s a mixture of fear and excitement;” “It’s the most alive you’ll...
  • Obama’s Memorial Day Ice Cream Gloat

    05/25/2015 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Judi Mcleod
    God Bless American soldiers gone to their heavenly rewards forever! The picture Herman Cain writer Dan Calabrese calls “the worst Memorial Day photo ever” should be going viral now if Obama Google pals don’t bury it. The photo shows for once and for all how President Barack Obama really feels about Memorial Day, the one day a year set aside to pay respect to the sacrifice of the highly venerated war dead. Just like the man the photo depicts, the picture not only swaggers across the stage, it leaps, bounds and somersaults into view, walking on stilts across our troubled...
  • BBC: Somalia beach Guard with Leather AK Mag Pouches

    05/25/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As I watched a BBC news story about how order is being restored to Somalia, I could not help but notice the beach guard with his AK 47 and the very nice,  leather magazine pouches for 30 round magazines.   They seem to be attached to a load bearing system with shoulder straps.  From the uniformity of the pouches, it appears to be at least a local cottage industry.  The top flap seems to protect the magazines from sand, and I expect that in Somalia, a desert country, mold and decay are not huge problems.  I wonder how the leather...
  • Lindenhurst family receives racially charged letter in mailbox, told to leave town

    05/24/2015 6:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Christopher Brito
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)LINDENHURST, N.Y. (PIX11)– Suffolk County police are investigating a possible hate crime targeting an African-American family in Lindenhurst. Ronica Copes, a resident of the suburban neighborhood, received a letter saying “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE” and other hateful words on Thursday. Understandably so, she was disappointed at the sight of the hateful letter. “Unbelievable but then it’s not…our daily reality, I’ve just never seen it in this form,” Copes posted on Facebook. The writer of the flyer who says “Lidenhurst is 84 percent white” urges Copes in bold capital letters to “LEAVE AS SOON SHE CAN” because “IT WILL BE BETTER...
  • III Percent Patriots

    05/24/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    3% Patriots ^ | 5/24/15 | 3% Patriots
    Some what of a vanity post as I'm looking for stories, gossip, rumors about an supposed organization refered to as the 3%. The web site linked on this post kinda shares the same sentiment, but it doesn't seem to be the same as the 3% was original described to me. This 3% secret organization was described to me as an unofficial group of Veteran/Active duty, mostly Veterans I suppose. I have no affiliation or interests with the linked blog.
  • Hey, let’s create a national database of gun owners!

    05/24/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s one refrain which the Democrat choir always breaks out whenever they propose new gun restrictions: Oh, we’re not trying to establish some national registry of gun owners. Perish the thought! But when you look under the covers of these various proposals, they all seem to come suspiciously close to doing just that. (Not that we’re suggesting anything here, mind you. Perish the thought.) And yet that same discussion has arisen once again now that Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has resurrected the prospect of “closing loopholes” at gun shows. Funny how that works, eh? (From The Hill) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)...
  • Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

    05/24/2015 3:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/24/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014. As you can imagine, that means that Greek government accounts are just about bone dry. The new Greek government continues to insist that it will never “violate its anti-austerity mandate”, but the screws are tightening. Right now the...
  • Fox News Turns On Mike Huckabee And Tries To Kill His Presidential Campaign

    05/24/2015 2:27:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Fox News has decided that Mike Huckabee should not be the Republican nominee, so Chris Wallace went on the attack against Huckabee’s flat tax plan on Fox News Sunday. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS WALLACE: You want to abolish the income tax. You want to abolish the IRS and create a fair tax, which as you say is a national sales tax, but critics say the problem with that is that it’s too regressive. The Tax Policy Center said this, that “the average rate for the lowest income group would exceed 33% while the average rate for the top group would fall to...
  • Is There “Collusion” Behind Judge G. Murray Snow’s Prosecution of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    05/24/2015 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 39 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sharon Rondeau
    (May 23, 2015) In a 187-page filing made on Friday, Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and his chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan, asked U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow to recuse himself from a contempt case stemming from a December 2007 lawsuit... As a result of Arpaio and Sheridan’s filing on Friday, Snow canceled status hearings scheduled for May 29 and June 12, although he asked all parties to reserve the remaining June dates, beginning on the 16th, on which the trial is scheduled to resume.
  • The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers

    05/24/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    OtherWords.org ^ | May 20, 2015 | John Kiriakou
    Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.By John Kiriakou Jeffrey Sterling recently stood before a judge as his sentence was read. The former CIA officer, the judge declared, would spend 42 months — that’s three and half years — behind bars. The feds had convicted Sterling on nine felony charges, including seven counts of espionage.He didn’t sell secrets to the Russians. He didn’t trade intelligence for personal gain. He made no attempt to disrupt the American way of life.What did he do, then?He reported to the Senate Intelligence Committee...
  • Do Not Underestimate the Islamic State; White House Denies Reality

    05/24/2015 10:41:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/24/15 | Jim Emerson
    This week the world received a wake-up call when the Islamic State seized control of Ramadi and Palmyra in Syria. Obama’s so-called JV team just made military forces abandoned the capital of Iraq’s largest province handing a defeat to team Obama’s strategy to defeat the extremist group. Not stopping to celebrate victory, ISIS forces are heading east to attack retreating Iraqi forces. While Iraq talks about gathering pro-government forces the Islamic State is heading to Fallujah to set up a launching point for Baghdad. The world was shocked when the Islamic State militants captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra....
  • Barack Obama’s War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Politically Short ^ | May 20, 2015 | Politically Short
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe Patrons Pepper-Sprayed (Not by police, though)

    05/24/2015 7:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WSYX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | Sean Rowe
    9:10 a.m. Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says 71 people were arrested Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive. Williams said Sunday at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson that another protester threw a restaurant sign at a patron, striking him in the head. He says bystanders were also accosted in at least one other instance....
  • Why I love 'hate speech'

    05/24/2015 6:55:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Mallory Millett
    I love Pamela Geller. I have known and loved her for years. She is a great American! If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation. Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way. Many of you under fifty have been educated by the whackerino indoctrinators crowding reality out of our High Schools and Universities. These liars and fantasists are so busy obliterating, truncating or revising history (when they're not entirely ignoring it),...
  • The Congressional Board of Exchange

    05/24/2015 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans We are living in a political world of the UniParty; it’s sort of like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a historic commodity and – in these modern times – financial derivative exchange based in Chicago. Naturally, the UniParty isn’t quite as obvious as the Chicago floor traders standing in a trading pit, calling out orders, prices, and quantities of particular commodities while dressed in color-coded jackets indicating their function on the trading floor; nor are those in the Senate usually observed gesticulating with complex hand signals to communicate the...
  • Memorial Day 2015

    05/24/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Al Caruba
    On Memorial Day we honor our sons and daughters who gave their lives when their nation called on them We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations. We honor, too, those who suffered wounds and returned home. We like to think of America as a nation that has gone to...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • Candidate Says “Everything Will Be Free When I’m President” [semi-satire]

    05/24/2015 6:34:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Self-described socialist and candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promised voters that “everything will be free when I’m president.” “In a country as rich as ours it is shameful that mere lack of money should block anyone from having all the good things of life,” Sanders said. “No one should be stigmatized by having to grovel to qualify for food stamps or be denied entry into college because they can’t afford it or don’t have good high school grades. Anyone who wants to eat should simply be permitted to take food from a grocery store...
  • Texas Knife Law Reform moving forward

    05/24/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There are two bills in the Texas legislature to reform the State's knife laws.  HB 905 adds knives to the state preemption law for firearms.  This will prevent people from unknowingly becoming criminals for local ordinances that they are unaware of.   The local ordiances are infamous for being selectively enforced. The second bill, HB 3884 decriminalizes arms that are clearly protected under the second amendment, highly desired knives such as Bowie knives, daggers, swords, and spears.  Strange as it may seem, these knives were made illegal to carry during reconstruction in the 1870's, and the law is still on...
  • A Day In The Life of Hillary Clinton

    05/24/2015 4:25:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    I love the RATATAT of the sound of guns in the morning!Think Hillary! Think!Vince said the metal box with the papers were under the rock where we buried the guy.And he said, if we don't go after the box, the box will come after us!Oh! Vince! Why did I do that to you?? Darn! I distinctly remember burying the murder weapon HERE! where the heck is it???
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    05/24/2015 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    LEADERSHIP More at Reaganite Republican
  • SEAL TEAM SIX - EXTORTION 17 "A COVER UP?" [youtube video of Tom Trento: Enemies of the State]

    05/24/2015 2:56:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    YouTube video of Tom Trento Iheart radio ^ | May 22, 2015 | Posted by The United West
    Streamed live on May 20, 2015 WOW, watch author Don Brown blow the lid off of the official government report about the tragic shoot down of SEAL TEAM SIX helicopter, Code Name - Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011—three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National Guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six—warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior....
  • Coal-mine companies expect 2,267 layoffs

    05/23/2015 8:35:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch / The Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jonathan Mattise
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow on Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told 439 more Mountain State miners they could be out of work. The announcements continue a grim employment trend for the Appalachian coalfields. On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines that their jobs must be eliminated....
  • The Case For Reparations: 40 Acres and a Mule Would Cost America at Least $6.4 Trillion Today

    05/23/2015 5:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 23, 2015 | David A. Love
    If you were to guess how much the United States owes Black people in economic damages for slavery, how much would it be? In the part of the “I Have A Dream” speech that no one seems to remember, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” While some people would conclude that no dollar amount can...
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • Analysis ranks best, worst states for military retirees

    05/23/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KRQE-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Brittney Petro
    A newly released analysis ranks “2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retirees” based on a state’s ability to support retired veterans. WalletHub looked at 20 key factors when determining the rankings. The three major categories in the ranking included economic environment, quality of life and healthcare. However, WalletHub took other factors into consideration as well, such as job opportunities, housing prices, veteran-owned businesses and veteran homelessness. Top 5 States for Military Retirees: 1. Wyoming 2. Montana 3. South Dakota 4. Maine 5. Florida Bottom 5 States for Military Retirees: 51. Indiana 40. Rhode Island 49. District of Columbia 48....
  • North Briton #45

    05/23/2015 2:25:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    Medium ^ | May 20, 2015 | Mike Lee
    The forgotten history of the Fourth Amendment, and its relevance for reforming the Patriot Act The authorization for the Patriot Act will soon expire, and elected officials in Washington have been debating whether it should be renewed. There are those who believe this law, which was passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, should be renewed with no changes. Since the last time it was authorized, Americans have learned that certain provisions of this Act were being interpreted by the National Security Agency to give this agency authority to collect bulk metadata on the phone calls of every...
  • EMPOWERED THUGS RULE: Baltimore Shootings Spike 70%, Murder Rate Up 42%

    05/23/2015 2:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 22, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Gee, I wonder why this would happen? Don’t expect this to get better anytime soon. BALTIMORE – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.” Rawlings-Blake said the city’s faced spikes in crimes in the past and police have been able to successfully reverse them. She said she’s “confident” police do so will again....
  • Why does race suddenly lose importance in specific incidents?

    05/23/2015 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-23-15 | DrJohn
      The above is a picture of Philip Savopoulos. He was ten years old when he was stabbed and burned. You might remember the Michael Brown shooting. Here's a recap of how the story was handled in the media: NBC NewsMichael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.USA TodayFERGUSON, Mo. — A friend who was walking beside black teenager Michael Brown when he was killed by a white police officer says the unarmed 18-year-old victim was shot "like an animal."Washington PostWhat you need to know about the death of an unarmed black teenager...