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  • Greenfield: A Socialist Les Miserables in Venezuela

    06/29/2016 2:36:32 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 A Socialist Les Miserables in Venezuela Posted by Daniel Greenfield A mob of starving people advanced on the presidential palace chanting, “We want food”. They were met by soldiers and police dispatched by the tyrant from his lavish palace decorated opulently with a golden sun, giant rock crystal mirrors, sparkling chandeliers and towering oil portraits. The scene wasn’t 19th century France, but 21st century Venezuela. And if you are wondering why you haven’t seen it on the news, it’s because Venezuela is a Socialist disaster area that was once being used as a model by the...
  • The Unsolved Mystery of Mr. (Charles) Dickens

    06/28/2016 3:39:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 27, 2016 | SEAN FITZPATRICK
    June 9, 1870. Charles Dickens sat writing at his desk. He had been laboring more than was his custom on his latest book. Though the story was progressing well, Mr. Dickens was not feeling well. His left hand clawed at the air. His left foot dragged on the ground. And though he had recently retired from public performances with a final reading from Pickwick, his pen scarcely ceased its scratching. A profound and perplexing mystery was unfolding beneath that pen and Mr. Dickens’ knew it well. If only his readers might know it as well.It had been five years...
  • “The Peasants Are Revolting” W Guest Dr. Bill Warner

    06/27/2016 11:26:56 PM PDT · by Califreak · 10 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | 6/27/16 | Joe Dan Gorman
    Joe Dan Gorman talks about Brexit, Donald Trump and discusses islamic history with Dr Bill Warner in this humorous and informative video.
  • This out of control judge is exactly why I'm re-creating the Constitutional Convention

    06/27/2016 1:42:13 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Many of you have no doubt seen the horrible tragedy of Judge Richard Posner writing that "I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation" and have had the same response that I have. That's why I have been doing something about it. Blogging or making comments is too easy and probably doesn't have any impact anyways. We have a big problem in this country with elites believing that they have the right to totally control the...
  • Meet Lyuba

    06/27/2016 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Just hope that the current interglacial period will last for a few more decades to come. Anything else would spell disaster for much of mankind! Lyuba, of course, is the name bestowed upon the baby mammoth that was found a few years ago in the western Siberian tundra. The baby woolly mammoth is thought to be around 40,000 years old (by now) and is thought to have died by drowning at the age of two months. What’s so remarkable is Lyuba’s state of preservation, almost life-like, with skin and (sparse) hair fully intact. That kind of find is most uncommon.
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Greenfield: Games Overgrown Political Children Play

    06/26/2016 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, June 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, June 24, 2016 Games Overgrown Political Children Play Posted by Daniel Greenfield We don't have an adult political system. What we do have is a political system in which childish tactics are used to play childish games with adult consequences. As described by Dr. Berne in Games People Play, "games" are dysfunctional strategies that can be used by adults to elicit childish or parental responses. Childish strategies shift responsibility to the "parent" while still claiming power. An adult who acts like a child gets to control what happens without being responsible for it. (This article uses a very loose...
  • A Doolittle Raider Passes Away; Now There is only One

    06/25/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week America lost another hero. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher passed Wednesday in the Missoula hospital in Montana as a result of a Stroke. He was 94. After finishing High School, Thatcher joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He was assigned to the Air Corps’ 17th Bomb Group as a B-25 Gunner. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into WWII, he volunteered for a top-secret mission. SSGT Thatcher was assigned and trained with 1st Lt Ted W. Lawson. Their B-25 was known as “The Ruptured Duck" and was made famous in Lawson’s...
  • For Queen and Country and Anglospheric Culture

    06/24/2016 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Great news from yesterday evening, as the British people (at least the English and Welsh ones) voted to secede from the Second Belgian Empire. “British voters chose to ‘leave’ the European Union on Thursday, defying the polls — and President Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to ‘remain’ in the EU. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also urged Britain to stay in the EU. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave. “Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 2

    06/24/2016 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/24/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    The key to victory, the key to the courage that brings victory is not simply fighting the fight, but KNOWING we fight a righteous battle for the One who gave us Liberty. Our founders were in a position to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor because they were firmly rooted in ALL the assurances of Liberty. Our founders knew that Liberty is a gift from God and those that stand for God’s gifts will be victorious through God’s promises. They firmly believed that living in tyranny was worse than dying for Liberty. Did these brave men and...
  • Even Bishops Accountability Notes the Lack of Due Process for Accused Priests

    06/23/2016 8:47:06 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 06/23/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    A well beloved young priest in California was accused by an adult woman of improprieties. Three people know the truth, God, the woman, and the priest. But in a span of time too short for sufficient discovery or due process, the priest was dismissed. Some priests have fallen, some women of uncertain mental stability have been known to suffer a morbid attraction to priests by virtue of their celibacy, some attorneys have targeted the Catholic Church for "deep pockets", some Bishops have "passed the trash". Bishops Accountability is no friend of the Catholic Bishops, but even they note that accused...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 16 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 6-22-16 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 1

    06/23/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/23/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    Our contemporary American experience seems often Orwellian. We have a Congress that denies our Rights in the name of security. We have a president who not only writes laws with his pen, but is also in the habit of rewriting history to serve his political purposes. Many patriots have expended a great deal of energy this year in the fight to see our Liberty protected and America’s greatness restored. We are all well aware that there are still many struggles ahead and mountains yet to be conquered. But let us be reminded of a hope that is rooted firmly in...
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government (II)

    06/22/2016 12:26:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In view of the increasing failures of national, state, local government from San Jose, CA to Sweden to protect their citizens from thugs, both secular and religious, where do innocent people turn when the institutions designed to serve the community fail to do so, or worse, actually turn against the people? From my last post, John Locke explained in Chapter XIX of his Second Treatise, the legislative power, or, simply the legislative, granted by society to government is the essence of republicanism. When any force, from outside or within, alters the legislative, government is dissolved. Locke writes: "When the legislative...
  • Former Senator Questions Need for So Many Armed Federal Agents [semi-satire]

    06/21/2016 11:24:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) wrote an op ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he raised the question of why so many federal agents are authorized to carry weapons. In the op ed, Coburn wondered why the IRS needs assault rifles, why the Department of Veterans Affairs is arming 3,700 employees, and why the number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded that "it should be readily apparent why my agency needs to be armed. Taxes are very unpopular. Taxpayers...
  • Like Trump today, the GOP tried to reject Calvin Coolidge but ended up glad to have him

    06/21/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After a war no one wanted and eight years of the devious and racially divisive Democrat Woodrow Wilson, America was ready for a change and “return to normalcy.” Nevertheless, it took until the tenth ballot at their 1920 nominating convention for Republicans to select Calvin Coolidge as their presidential candidate even though few thought could win. But the plain speaking Coolidge did win and went to work immediately to fix the Democrat mess that had put America in a deep recession that caused the unemployment rate to hit 15%. In just six months of saying ‘No” to new spending and...
  • How Trump Wins

    06/20/2016 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 33 replies
    original to Free Republic | June 20, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    Let me be clear ... it is essential for the recovery of the free American republic that Donald Trump should be the next president. This realization alone should be the foundation of the campaign this summer and autumn. To some extent, the election turns on the issue of whether or not Hillary Clinton is even minimally qualified to be president. The current office holder was not and has not become qualified, but protected by an elitist class of apologists, he has clung to that bare minimum of public support required to avoid stronger scrutiny that would surely lead to impeachment....
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is the failure of western governments to protect the persons and property of their citizens from politically or religiously motivated criminals. Among just a few of the outrages: • Swedish elementary school children recently beseeched their principal to protect them from islamic students. • Closer to home, the mayor of San Jose California directed his police force and firefighters to stand idly by as paid Leftists assaulted Trump rally attendees: • Last year, the mayor of Baltimore so much as encouraged rioters to destroy property. What gives? Is this why societies create governments? John Locke...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III

    06/20/2016 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/20 /16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans. When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am...
  • Could the first Maltese have been Neanderthals?

    06/19/2016 7:15:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Times of Malta ^ | June 19, 2016 | Ivan Martin
    Maltese prehistory may have just been extended by 30,000 years. The verdict of experts from the London Natural History Museum has revived the theory that a tooth discovered in Għar Dalam in 1917 may prove Neanderthals once roamed the island. The claim is not new. It was made in the 1920s by two British anthropologists, but four decades later the theory no longer had credence. “Anyone who wrote a history book from 1964 till today will say there were never any Neanderthals on Malta. According to them, the first people to come here were Sicilian farmers around 7,000 years ago,”...
  • Greenfield: Islamophobia Kills

    06/18/2016 6:02:19 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog | June 17, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, June 17, 2016 Islamophobia Kills Posted by Daniel Greenfield The deadliest mass shooting in American history happened because of Islamophobia. Islamophobia killed 49 people in Orlando. It didn’t kill 49 Muslims. Instead it allowed Omar Mateen,  a Muslim terrorist, to kill 49 people in the name of his Islamic ideology and the Islamic State. Omar, like so many other Muslim killers, could have been stopped. He talked about killing people when he worked at G4S Security, a Federal contractor that provided services to the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department. But, according to one of the co-workers...
  • ISIS Group Praises Orlando Massacre [semi-satire]

    06/17/2016 9:41:05 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Despite President Obama's uncertainty concerning the motives of the man who murdered 49 patrons of the Pulse night club in Orlando Florida, both the assailant and ISIS had no doubts. Shooter Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS both before and during his killing spree. Similarly, the Al-Battar Media Foundation, reportedly an operation of the elite ISIS Libyan unit Kalibat al-Battar al-Libi, hailed the "slaughter of infidels" and urged "all true Muslims to emulate this lion of the Caliphate." Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest emphasized that "the President's focus on America's gun culture has the numbers behind him. There are...
  • Gunshot Lethality: Intention of the Shooter Makes the Largest Difference

    06/17/2016 11:43:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When attempting to determine the statistical lethality of gunshot wounds, an important variable is often overlooked.  That is the intention of the shooter. It is not an easy variable to measure, but it is an overwhelming part of the dynamics of shooting situations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been collecting data on firearms injuries and fatalities for since 2001.  The individual years data have warnings that the numbers may be too small to be reliable, but there are significant advantages to the data set when looking at the aggregate numbers for the fourteen year period.  All...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part II

    06/17/2016 9:00:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On March 3, 1865 a Republican Congress established the Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education and technical assistance to emancipated slaves. On April 8, 1865 the 13th Amendment, banning slavery, passed the Senate with 100% Republican support, but 63% Democrat opposition. In February 1866, Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania introduced legislation to give “40 acres and a mule” to male former slaves. Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoed the measure. Overriding Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto, Republicans passed the Civil...
  • Anti-Trump pro-Hillary rioters are modern day nazis

    06/16/2016 4:42:39 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    Just as their precursors the SA did in the 20s, today's Democratic liberals attack anyone they don't agree with. The left attacks and kills those who oppose them. The song is Stormlied the official anthem of the Sturmabetelung. CAUTION: CONTAINS VIOLENT IMAGES VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part 1

    06/16/2016 9:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/16/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like many Americans who were adults in the mid-1970s I was curious to see what the re-make of Roots would look like. I found that the problems with the project actually appeared during an hour long discussion among historians. In the whole hour the word Democrat was not heard and the single reference to a political party was that the “Republicans did not do enough” to help the slaves. As a student of the history of that era I bristled at such textbook knee jerk liberal pap. Here is my response. Save for the 1960s, and the last seven years,...
  • Chicago Gunshot Lethality 2013 - 2016

    06/16/2016 7:12:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you are shot in Chicago today, what are the odds that the shot will prove fatal? Chicago offers us a real world count to determine the percentage of people who are shot that die. The limitation is that the numbers are only those that are recorded by the authorities. The numbers probably undercount minor woundings.  There is significant motivation for people who have received minor wounds from a defensive gun use or during a criminal act, to avoid hospital treatment.  Gunshot wounds are reported to the police in every state.  Criminals know this;  they have a strong incentive...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: history, quotes, and Monty Python's explanation

    06/15/2016 12:43:32 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 36 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/15/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Magna Carta, the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215.
  • A Short History of Islam

    06/15/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.—George Santayana (1863-1952) Question: What do all the following statements have in common? Charles “The Hammer” Martel defeated the Moors as they advanced toward Paris in 732 AD.
  • Bill Would Stop DOJ Funding Liberal Groups with Federal Money [semi-satire]

    06/14/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Four Republican senators—James Lankford (Okla), Ted Cruz (Texas), and Utah's Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee—have introduced legislation aimed at barring the Department of Justice from using settlement money to fund liberal interest groups. "Settlements obtained from banks found guilty for their role in inflating the mortgage bubble in 2008 ought to be used to compensate those damaged by these egregious practices," Sen. Lankford said. "Instead, the Department of Justice has been funneling this money to favored liberal activists. This is a perversion of justice and an end run around the appropriations process." Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) belittled the...
  • Why Bill Clinton must never have his hands on the power to rule our lives

    06/13/2016 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Clinton Administration could literally commit as many crimes as they wanted because a sycophantic media was providing cover for them. Here are a few their corrupt dealings. The Larry Lawrence Affair Creating bogus national parks, selling missile secrets, with Clinton you name it -- EVERYTHING was for sale. Sadly this even included a burial plot in Arlington National Cemetery where only America’s military heroes are supposed to be laid to rest, unless of course you are a lying, Democrat contributor. In 1996 Clinton saw to it that a Democrat fund raiser with a fraudulent war record was buried in...
  • Greenfield: The Point

    06/13/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Recent ArticlesArchives Yes, Hillary Got Marked Classified Emails June 10, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 19 Obama Finally Allows US to Bomb Taliban June 10, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 6 Bernie Sanders Only Presidential Candidate Not to Condemn Tel Aviv Terror Attack June 10, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 12 Compare Trump and Hillary's Condemnations of Israel Terror Attack June 10, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 37 Obama's Underwater Manhattan Doesn't Come from Science, but from Science Fiction June 10, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 33...
  • Tacitus: The Annals (II)

    06/13/2016 1:54:43 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 13th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I can almost see Tacitus (55-117AD) weep as he wrote of Rome’s transition from a free republic to a despotic empire. Tacitus: After Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, and the people with cheap corn, he slowly concentrated in himself the powers of the senate, the magistrates, and laws. In this, he was unopposed, for the boldest spirits had fallen in battle or been murdered in the proscriptions. The remaining nobles, the readier they were to be slaves, were raised the higher by wealth and promotion. So aggrandized were they by revolution, they preferred the safety of the present...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

    06/12/2016 10:08:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right to Life, according to Guelph Today. She spent an hour with the 200 high school students, describing her family legacy and her position on human rights. “Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said. “Women absolutely have a right to choose what we...
  • Myth of the ‘Moderate Muslim’

    06/12/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 3, 2016 | Matt Barber Matt
    Myth of the ‘Moderate Muslim’ “When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” – The Quran, Surah 9:5 When it comes to the global scourge of orthodox Islam, the Western world, which Islamists expressly seek to “destroy from within,” is an upside-down realm wherein objective facts, logic and reason must yield to multiculturalist make-believe, “progressive” propaganda and political correctness run amok. Faithful Muslims want to kill you, and faithless progressives seem all too happy to help them along. Look at the ongoing Muslim invasion...
  • Gingrich Makes Self Available for VP Spot [semi-satire]

    06/12/2016 12:04:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Saying he "is putting the country ahead of partisanship," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced his availability as a vice-presidential running mate "for either candidate." Speculation about such a possibility heated up this week when Gingrich called Hillary Clinton's speech after she clinched enough delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination "spectacular." Earlier he had spoken favorably about GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Listening to Hillary the other night I realized what a strong candidate she is," Gingrich said. "She's got the experience and the gravitas that this country needs. That's not to say that Donald Trump wouldn't also be a good...
  • How a Jewish Patriot Saved the American Revolution

    06/12/2016 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/12/16 | Susan Frickey
    During the Revolutionary War, our new nation faced a financial crisis. The colonies had no money to pay for the war and the prospects of raising funds were dismal, at best. Colonial troops had not been paid the money due them, so protests ensued. Some officers even surrounded the Continental Congress and held it for ransom, trying to get what was promised the troops for years of hardship, struggle and deprivation. Our young country was very near imploding after all the years of bloodshed, sacrifice and valiant commitment to the dream of liberty. Enter Robert Morris: the richest man in...
  • Clinton Demands Trump Delete His Twitter Account [semi-satire]

    06/11/2016 5:33:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton demanded that Republican rival Donald Trump discontinue his twitter account. The demand followed Trump's tweet mocking President Obama's endorsement of Clinton's candidacy. In the tweet, Trump wrote "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama-but nobody else does!" "Trump's tweet was disrespectful to President Obama and to me," Hillary complained. "This is further proof that he lacks the temperament to be president. Those of us with experience in government know that there are certain things you just don't say in public. One of those things is that you don't call your...
  • In the World You Will Have Tribulation, But Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World

    06/11/2016 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 18 replies
    All Satan needs to capture people and nations is to get people to turn away from the Lord, which happened worldwide around the beginning of the 20th Century. Satan is smarter than any man and all men put together, but God is more powerful and wiser than Satan. Those people and nations whose God is the Lord are blessed. But those people and nations who trust in man are cursed (Jer 16:5) because they are totally subject to the devil who “weakens the nations” (Is. 14:12). So the road to the End began with first getting the world to reject...
  • State Department Warns Israel Not to Inconvenience Palestinians [semi-satire]

    06/11/2016 11:24:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Mark Toner, spokesman for the US State Department, issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack on a shopping mall that killed four Israelis, but simultaneously warned Israel to "not overreact." In an effort to beef up security in response to the attack, the Israeli government rescinded 83,000 permits for Palestinians to visit relatives in Israel during Ramadan and sent an additional 600 troops to the West Bank where they will man border checkpoints and conduct raids against suspected terrorists. "That four innocent shoppers were murdered is tragic, but we want to caution the Israeli government against taking measures that might...
  • Elizabeth Warren Native American / Cherokee Controversy

    Can someone please tell me why no one in the media, once and for all, will uncover this lady's criminal behavior?
  • The Spanish fort on the San Pedro River

    06/10/2016 12:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Perri Barnes
    The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a Spanish fort established in 1775 and abandoned by 1780, is one of the most intriguing and evocative sites along the San Pedro River. Relatively few prehistoric and historic sites have been investigated along the San Pedro River, given the area’s rich history. Most of what is known about the early historic inhabitants of the San Pedro comes from Spanish military and church documents, along with the archaeological excavations and publications of Dr. Charles diPeso, who served as director of the Amerind Foundation from 1952 to1982, and more recently by archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour,...
  • How Bill Clinton sold America’s missile technology and safety to China for $1.5 million

    06/10/2016 9:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/10/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As the Roosevelt Administration had put Americans in danger by selling the Soviet Communists nuclear weapon materials in the 1940s, Bill Clinton endangered all Americans by allowing the sale of dangerous military grade missile technology to the Communist Chinese. In spite of a strong recommendation to NOT do so, Clinton approved the sale of technology to China which would eventually help our enemies to develop more reliable intercontinental missiles – the kind that can reach America’s cities and by now probably hit specific blocks. In 1996, Democrat contributor Bernard Schwartz was the C.O.O. of Loral Space and Communications Corporation when...
  • Greenfield: Islam's Violence is Rooted in Instability

    06/09/2016 2:02:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | June 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, June 09, 2016 Islam's Violence is Rooted in Instability Posted by Daniel Greenfield Islamic violence is nearly impossible to deny. But why is Islam violent? The usual answer is to point to Koranic verses calling for the conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims. That certainly covers the theological basis for Islamic violence. But it fails to explain why Muslims continue to practice it. Even against each other. Violence has become the defining form of Islamic exceptionalism. Optimists speak of reforming Islam. But such reforms had over a thousand years in which to take place. Islam is an ideology. Its violence...
  • Notes on the Virginia Declaration of Rights

    06/09/2016 2:31:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 9th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the June 12th, 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights (DOR) are elements familiar to us all, from the Declaration of Independence, later in the Constitution and the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Yet, there are some fascinating differences. As you read, notice the regular use of the words, “ought,” and “should,” as if the drafters were not entirely confident of their authority. To my initial puzzlement, these soft words are used in sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14 below. Section 1. The rights that God bestowed upon all men at birth cannot be...
  • Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

    06/08/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lucas Laursen
    In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades them from the summer sun. It’s July 2011—a full 75 summers after Spain erupted in the Civil War that put the bones of 59 civilians in the ground here. A few steps away from the trench, volunteers hold microphones up to the murmuring mouths of elders from the town of Gumiel de Izán, in the north-central region of Castilla y León. The elders, who harbor memories of...
  • New Fossils Hint 'Hobbit' Humans Are Older Than Thought

    06/08/2016 7:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 8, 2016 | Adam Hoffman
    For the past decade, a fossil human relative about the size of a toddler has loomed large in the story of our evolutionary history. This mysterious creature—found on the Indonesian island of Flores—has sparked a heated debate about its origins, including questions over its classification as a unique species. But now, a scattering of teeth and bone may at last unlock the mystery of the “hobbits,” also known as Homo floresiensis. The 700,000-year-old human remains are the first found outside Liang Bua cave, the site on Flores that yielded the original hobbit fossils. The much older samples show intriguing similarities...
  • The Donald & The La Raza Judge

    06/07/2016 5:30:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The Donald & The La Raza Judge Pat Buchanan Jun 07, 2016 Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives....
  • 'Ancient Greek' Ruins Actually Made By Ancient Microbes

    06/07/2016 1:28:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    popsci.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Lindsey Kratochwill
    Off the coast of the Greek island Zakynthos, an ancient “lost city” was discovered beneath the surface. There were paved floors, courtyards, column bases. But there was something strange about it: no one could find any of the artifacts that typically come with the ruins of a city—pottery, coins, things that indicates people lived there. So, in what sounds like it could possibly be a diss to the ancient Greeks, the archaeologists first tried to decide whether the structure was Hellenic stonework. Turns out, the ruins were indeed ancient, but not made by humans. Instead, this “lost city” was created...