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  • Who will free us like in Operation Jericho: Languages of Militarization and Federalization

    05/21/2015 10:34:13 PM PDT · by lavaroise · 1 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 05/21/2015 | Marcel Casteloni
    This month, Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force News magazine, celebrates the daring role of Operation Jericho by its valiant air force personnel during WWII. Mosquito aircrafts were dispatched despite bad weather in order to breach walls of a Nazi prison allowing French resistance to escape. Compromised British Intelligence officers were amongst the prisoners urging accordingly. On their return home, several pilots were shot down by the Luftwaffe, while many of those escaping were killed. These are the histories of bravery clashing with ideologies the like of Hitler. Nowadays “liberation theologies” competing for recognition against historical record for political...
  • When will Audie Murphy at last receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama?

    05/21/2015 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/15 | Doug Book
    Nearly 2 years ago, Coach is Right published this piece about Audie Leon Murphy, one of the true American heroes. Though he had at last been awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Governor Rick Perry, President Obama had not–has not–honored Murphy with the nation’s highest civilian recognition, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. CiR has included the link to a petition that Audie Murphy be so honored. Few have been more deserving for their contributions during war and peace. Please join those signatories who have already chosen to make the duty of an American president clear to Barack Obama....
  • Remind Me Again How Getting Rid of Gaddafi Was Some Kind of Improvement!

    05/21/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Or maybe Obama, Hillary, McCain,  or Lindsey Graham could do some splainin'...? I'm no huge Bush fan in general, but am pretty damn sick of hearing the historical re-inventions lately re. how going into Iraq was always a failure, etc... like The Surge never happened- how Obama was 'handed a mess', blah blah blah...  Mark Levin recently noted this new 'progressive' push against reality, one likely intended to shield Obama/Dems from the outright disaster they've created in Iraq and 'The Levant'. The truth is, Barack Obama was handed a stable Iraq... then promptly dropped the reigns and walked away. And...
  • Norks -Deeply Offended by Accusation of Faked Submarine Missile Launch- Make Brazen New Claims...

    05/21/2015 3:45:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    (1 week prior to capitalist mission forever trumpeted in shallow propaganda of American running-dogs) More at Reaganite Republican
  • How Futurist Bob Gurr Shaped Disneyland’s Past

    05/20/2015 1:23:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | May 18, 2015 | Chris Nichols
    Gurr test-driving an early prototype of his Autopia vehicle in 1955.George Clooney may get top billing in his new film, Tomorrowland, but design visionary Gurr is the real star.In his 27 years as a Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr was known for doing the impossible: He designed a submarine fleet, the cars of Autopia, and the Monorail that soars above the park on a single beam. With the opening of Tomorrowland in 1955, Gurr shaped a vision of the future (1986 to be exact) that still feels out of reach. Six decades after Gurr began creating ride vehicles for the theme...
  • Bush Would Use Obama Immigration Order to Extort Legislation from Congress [semi-satire]

    05/20/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Potential candidate for president and former Governor of Florida JEB Bush told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly that “unlike some other GOP presidential contenders, I would not move to immediately undo President Obama’s executive action granting special privileges to illegal immigrants. Instead, I would refuse to revoke it until Congress passed appropriate enabling legislation. In any case, the American voter can count on me to see that legalizing those in this country illegally will go forward with or without legislation.” Bush acknowledged the shaky legality of Obama’s executive action, but averred that “doing the right thing is more important than confining...
  • Greenfield: Whatever Happened to John Kerry

    05/20/2015 8:52:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Whatever Happened to John Kerry Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog John Kerry returns from his latest Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt. The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, “I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt.” It’s a diplomatic success only in relation to Kerry’s previous humiliations such as the time that Russia’s adeptly slimy foreign minister kept him waiting for a week before returning his call while the State Department spokeswoman announced to the world...
  • Greenfield: Liberating Our Jerusalem

    05/18/2015 7:34:09 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 Liberating Our Jerusalem Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When Jordan's Arab Legion seized half of Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish population and annexed the city-- the only entity to recognize the annexation was the United Kingdom which had provided the officers and the training that made the conquest possible. Officers like Colonel Bill Newman, Major Geoffrey Lockett and Major Bob Slade, under Glubb Pasha, better known as General John Bagot Glubb, whose son later converted to Islam, invaded Jerusalem and used the Muslim forces under their command to make the partition and...
  • As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

    05/18/2015 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on. Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who...
  • TX; Repeal of Knife Ban Passes House

    05/18/2015 6:31:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 3884, which repeals the Texas prohibition on many popular knives, has passed the Texas house.  It is clear that knives, especially knives such as Bowie knives, swords, and daggers, are arms protected under the second amendment.  But these arms were banned from carry in Texas, along with handguns, during the carpetbagger government takeover of Texas after the Civil War, or War between the States, if you prefer.  When the Texas legislature reformed the law with shall issue concealed carry permits, they did not include knives. The law was very selectively enforced.   One correspondent from Texas put i, reporting...
  • Letter to Pope Francis

    05/17/2015 12:35:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/15 | Obie Usategui
    We too, forgive his Holiness of all his wrongdoings, for HE too, does not appear to know what he is doing. May God save us all Your Holiness Pope Francis Apostolic Palace Vatican City 00120 Your Holiness: I am one of approximately one million Cubans, who, on a day like today, fled our homeland for good – a Caribbean island, who, discoverer Christopher Columbus, described as: “The most beautiful land that human eyes have ever beheld”. That was Cuba. That same island which on January 1st, 1959, would warmly welcome a cadre of bearded soldiers of fortune, dressed in olive...
  • Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa

    05/17/2015 7:50:12 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    US for Palin ^ | May 17th, 2015 | Ron Devito
    Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin honors SEALs aboard the USS Iowa last night at a dinner gala and auction held by the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. In a brief interview with Ruben Jay, she said, “what an honor for Todd and I to be here. This is iconic of course – the history of this chunk of metal and what it represents; the history and the representative that it is of the virtues and characteristics of our military. It’s an honor to be here to help raise money for families of Navy SEALs and...
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions,” Mr. King said...
  • ISIL advances on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

    05/16/2015 2:30:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 16, 2015 | Various
    Governor of Homs province, where city is located, says army has sent reinforcements and is bombing fighters from air.Fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO heritage sites, with fierce clashes taking place close to the city's historic citadel. Photos circulating on social media sites on Saturday appeared to show intense clashes near the 13th century citadel of Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani as ISIL fighters engaged the Syrian military. Talal Barazi, the governor of central Homs province, where the city is located,...
  • Tried to quit writing

    05/15/2015 1:52:18 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    Well folks, for about four years I haven't written anything, except a few movie reviews and some scripts. I had a strong calling to give up (I thought permanently) writing books. All that time, however, it kept nagging at me that the biography treatments of Ronald Reagan just were not satisfying. So, I feel "released" now to begin a new book project, perhaps my final book: a biography of our greatest 20th century president. I have already written a script that Arc Entertainment/Victory Pictures (who did the Palin movie) have agreed to produce called "The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and his...
  • Obama on Syria red line: weaponized chlorine isn’t ‘historically’ considered a chemical weapon.

    05/15/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Robert Laurie
    Boys, move the goalposts. If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the promises, threats, and “red lines” that Obama has applied to Syria and Assad, you’re not alone. There have been so many that things tend to get confusing. However, one constant through it all has been a warning that, if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, it would trigger a US military response. Now we have widespread reports of the Assad regime deploying weaponized chlorine gas. So, if you’re a President who’s absolutely terrified of backing up his own proclamations with actual action, what are you to do?...
  • SA:Girlfriend fires 2 Shots at Armed Home Invaders; video

    05/14/2015 5:59:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this video from South Africa, we see the clear utility of an alarm system and or a dog.   Neither were available in this case, and it was only luck or God that aided the armed residents.  The cats were useless. Link to video With today's technology, audio would be an easy addition.  The residents are armed with revolvers, likely five shot revolvers, because the frame appears fairly small.   It is something to consider that there were three invaders, and the woman fired two shots, without any obvious hits.  Clearly, more firepower is called for. I believe that it...
  • The End of America or the Rise of Reason?

    05/14/2015 5:33:26 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 24 replies
    Self | 05/14/15 | Me
    With each passing day I grow increasingly tired of debating anti-American contrarians who refuse to recognize even the most universally espoused truths. It is nearly impossible to engage the left in meaningful discourse, allow voters an earnest opportunity to judge candidates on the merits of their beliefs and record, without Democrats resorting to juvenile grandstanding and the regurgitated accusations of race, gender, and class warfare. When the American flag becomes offensive in the country for which it was commissioned, government transparency requires a coup d'etat, handouts are more celebrated than hard work, and the necessity of protecting our borders and...
  • Greenfield: Schrodinger's Jihad

    05/14/2015 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Schrödinger's Jihad Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The great paradox of the War on Terror is that we are fighting an enemy that doesn’t exist. We are told incessantly that there is no such thing as a Muslim terrorist. There may be a tiny minority of violent extremists, but they are only a tiny minority of no importance whatsoever. And yet we’ve been at war with this same infinitesimally tiny minority for decades. This tiny minority has killed thousands of Americans. It has the support of entire governments in tiny countries like...
  • George Zimmerman Shooting Apparent Assassination Attempt

    05/14/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bullet hole in George Zimmerman's vehicle. It appears that George Zimmerman, who has survived the violent attack by Treyvon Martin, survived the media persecution, survived the trial, had his marriage destroyed and a reward posted on his head for the temerity of surviving, has apparently survived an assassination attempt.   A bullet narrowly missed George Zimmerman's head, leading to non-life threatening wounds.  The man who tried to kill him, seems to have thought he had succeeded.  From wesh.com: Zimmerman's attorney Don West said a bullet missed Zimmerman's head, but he was sprayed with glass from his vehicle's windshield and other...
  • THE VICTORY OF VINDICATION! Historic Day in Belgrade as Court overturns Conviction of Mihailovich

    05/14/2015 6:14:58 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: It is through tears of joy and relief that I announce that what so many of us have been hoping and praying for all these years has finally come to pass! As the world marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, one of the war's greatest heroes and martyrs has officially been rehabilitated by the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia! The historic decision is final, reversing one of the most unjust convictions in the history of mankind, and restores all civil rights to Serbian General Dragoljub Draza Mihailovich, falsely charged, tried, convicted, and executed...
  • A Christian Nation

    05/13/2015 10:09:51 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 5/14/15 | Me
    Excuse me, Mr. President, but the New Testament, not the Old (a historical account of the era's events and immoral practices), represents the true teachings of Christ. And exactly how is Sharia law - those tenets denying women basic human rights, condoning sex with children and killing gays for merely existing - the moral high ground or an acceptable alternative to anything? I too can tear apart politically convenient misconceptions but without resorting to distorting religious texts. America, our very laws and cultural norms - from liberty to marriage and our fabled work ethic - was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles....
  • The Propagandist Calling The Stereotype, "Black!"

    05/13/2015 6:02:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 18 replies
    Self | 05/13/15 | Me
    Who is Barack Obama to lecture anyone, let alone Fox News, about "malicious" stereotypes concerning poverty? According to our "Uniter in Chief", I'm the racist equivalent of White Privilege who needlessly clings to guns and religion because I'm an ignorant Right Wing Extremist instead of an educated patriot who knows the constitutional charter of individual liberty - Checks & Balances - is the single greatest deterrence to executive unilateralism and government tyranny. Stereotypes, Mr. President? Unlike you I'm armed with cutthroat common sense and unflinching perspective: that's the catharsis of the "unreported truth" in liberal vernacular. If I may, Mr....
  • The Liberal Icon Who is Also One of the Most Racist Women in History

    05/13/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    News/Talk 1130 WISN ^ | May 13th 2015 | Dan O'Donnell
    She was one of the most racist women in history, so virulent in her hatred of the people she called “impure” that she made it her life’s mission to decimate their population. She wrote, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Later, she said that she wanted to “give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” According to her, this was necessary, since to...
  • CHURCHILL’S AUDACITY OF HOPE - MAY 13, 1940

    05/13/2015 12:01:22 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    13 May 2015 | FReeper Mollypitcher1
    Seventy-five years ago today, the House of Commons in London timidly welcomed the newly appointed Prime Minister of the British Empire, Winston Spencer Churchill. The outgoing Prime Minister,Neville Chamberlain, received ovations as they walked together down the long aisle, while the new leader endured a somewhat cool reception. The two men were adversaries. Chamberlain had declared upon returning from signing the Munich Accords in September, 1938, “Peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.” Churchill’s response had been, “You were given the choice between peace and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.” The Accords...
  • Freedom House: Democracy Discarded, Return to the Iron Fist

    05/12/2015 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Post-Cold War honeymoon is long over. It was a geopolitical honeymoon that the West should have never taken in the first place After the Cold War ended, much promise was held out that the world would rapidly democratize—particularly states with notoriously poor human rights records such as China, Russia, Iran, and Cuba. Alas, these were utopian dreams. We were told that transferring large amounts of wealth and technology to authoritarian regimes would make them richer and free—only the former took place. We educated their leaders, often at our taxpayers’ expense, with the promise that these Western educated leaders would usher...
  • Freedom House: Democracy Discarded, Return to the Iron Fist

    05/12/2015 5:30:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Post-Cold War honeymoon is long over. It was a geopolitical honeymoon that the West should have never taken in the first place After the Cold War ended, much promise was held out that the world would rapidly democratize—particularly states with notoriously poor human rights records such as China, Russia, Iran, and Cuba. Alas, these were utopian dreams. We were told that transferring large amounts of wealth and technology to authoritarian regimes would make them richer and free—only the former took place. We educated their leaders, often at our taxpayers’ expense, with the promise that these Western educated leaders would usher...
  • ACLU Calls Surveillance of Baltimore Riots an “Invasion of Privacy” [semi-satire]

    05/12/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Srmi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union demanded an end to the use of government drone aircraft to “spy” on those looting and burning buildings in Baltimore. “Persons walking the streets should not be faced with such an intrusive violation of their privacy,” declared ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty. “Officials need to present a ‘probable cause’ case to observe a specific individual suspected of a specific crime. They have no authority for a general surveillance of an entire city.” Petty also questioned whether the looting and burning would even qualify as crimes, per se. “The title to the property being removed from the...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt had her “Hick” and Hillary Clinton has her “Eldie”

    05/12/2015 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The mounting evidence that Hilary Clinton is bi-sexual will, of course, be ignored by the media who sees its first job as getting Democrats elected not telling the truth about anything. They have done this before. During Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration his wife Eleanor carried on a very active extra marital sex life. The first glimpse of this was right before eyes of a decidedly disinterested press corps. They did their job and lied by omission to cover for their Democrat king’s queen. Eleanor Roosevelt had a flaming physical relationship with a 5’8” 200 pound cigar chopping “butch” named Lorena Hickok...
  • Greenfield: It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Freedom of Speech

    05/11/2015 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Freedom of Speech Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When two terrorists in body armor and carrying assault rifles came for a roomful of cartoonists and fans of freedom of speech in Texas, the media took the side of the terrorists. CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group with ties to terrorists, spun the attack by claiming that the contest had been intended to “bait” the terrorists. The media quickly picked up the “bait” meme. The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the...
  • Greenfield: The Fire Burns

    05/11/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, May 07, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, May 07, 2015 The Fire Burns Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The circle of men whirls around the fire, hand in hand, hand catching hand, drawing in newcomers into the ring that races around and around in the growing darkness. A melody thumps through the speakers teetering unevenly with the bass, the sound is both old and new, a mix of the past and the present, like the participants in the dance, the traditional garments mixing with jeans and t-shirts until it is all a blur. It is Lag BaOmer, an obscure holiday to most,...
  • America, a changing country

    05/11/2015 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    America, this country of many different parts and different blended cultures is in trouble. A good part of our citizens and insular, shut off from a country of which they have no thoughts of exceptionalism, and unique in history. Having an older, more mature outlook on my country, I have seen changes in our culture, our education, even in areas considered in my youth to be resistant to change. There are many in past generations that have no worth of a society that has stood the test of time since our founders. These are the areas where I have seen...
  • Republic of Molossia Unveils New Visitor Center!

    05/11/2015 5:23:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    North America's answer to The Principality of Sealand -the self-declared micronation of Molossia (a few acres near Reno + colony in California)-  is proud to announce the opening of a glistening new visitor's center for international tourists... Surrounded on all sides by US/Nevada territory, landlocked Molossia was founded and has been run (with an iron fist!) by one Kevin Baugh since 1999.  A 2012 petition on WhiteHouse.gov meant to produce US recognition of Molossia's sovereignty failed to gain the required number of signatures, yet His Excellency continues to make improvements, 'serve the people' (27 members of the Baugh family), and expand territory. Baugh's...
  • Visitors to Fidel Castro's Posh 'Secret Island': Erich Honnecher, Ted Turner, Baba Wawa...

    05/10/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently only communists were invited After 17 years as a personal bodyguard of Fidel Castro, Juan Rienaldo Sanchez recently claimed in a new book that the Cuban dictator was a major trafficker of illegal drugs into the US for years- and profited handsomely from it. Sound plenty believable to me, North Korea exports meth for hard currency- and El Jefe was close with Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels/terrorists FARC. Other interesting revelations would be that Fidel kept his immediate family a secret -had more kids out of wedlock- and was kind of a lazy slob that 'always slept until 10 or...
  • The Education Emancipation

    05/09/2015 4:15:58 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 5/9/15 | Me
    In my proverbial day, long after the Industrial Revolution but before Kim Kardashian bottomed out the Bell Curve, kids were not coddled nor were they allowed to act like disrespectful, uncouth derelicts in our nation's classrooms. If students gave teachers attitude or let alone cursed – that vulgarity which is commonly tolerated today – they were immediately sent to the office and admonished without refrain. If you refused to leave, or God forbid continued to be a disruptive force, someone would drag you out by your ear and kick your “suspended” ass to the curb; no second thoughts, no regrets,...
  • Black Panther Leaders Say More White People Need to Get Hurt [semi-satire]

    05/09/2015 1:02:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Spokesmen for the New Black Panther Party called for actions designed to "put the hurt on white people" as a means for "addressing centuries of oppression of Black folks." Former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, Malik Zulu Shabazz, urged Baltimore rioters to "strike back in self-defense against the police. The Mayor invited the victims of oppression to take revenge and reparations against the society that has harmed them. Those who stand in the way have no one to blame but themselves if they get hurt." New Black Panther...
  • Congress Should Preempt Marriage Issue

    05/08/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Members of Congress take the same oath and thus collectively have the same authority to interpret the Constitution. All Congress needs to do to express an opinion on the Constitution is for each house to vote to adopt a joint resolution on the subject. Republicans should seriously consider passing a resolution stating that the judicial branch has no authority to tell the states how they can define marriage.
  • Dacian Gold’s Heavy Price

    05/08/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Historians agree that some of the Roman military campaigns were motivated by the need to find and control ore reserves required for coinage. Monetary payments were made for a while using un-coined bronze called aes rude and cast bronze ingots called aes signatum. Rome eventually built its own mint and coined silver denarii and smaller coins of bronze. During Emperor Augustus’ reign, a gold coin called aureus was minted, which could be exchanged into silver denarii. Because the Greeks kept their silver drahms as a basis for their monetary system, money exchangers of various currencies were found in large cities....
  • FL: Black Man shoots Unarmed white Man, ruled Justified

    05/08/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have often read keyboard racists claim that black men cannot use firearms for self defense, that the courts will always find against them, no matter what.  This is a pernicious lie that is destructive to the rule of law in the United States.     In this story from Florida, a black man defends himself from what appears to be a version of the "knockout game".    He is hit in the face, draws his firearm, then shoots another attacker who is charging at him.  The video does not show him doing anything to provoke the attack.   His attackers appear to...
  • VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports

    05/08/2015 12:54:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | May 07, 2015 | CBC News
    Seventy years ago, then-British prime minister Winston Churchill declared May 8, 1945, to be "Victory in Europe Day" after a gruelling five-year war against Nazi Germany and its allies. The day before, people had already started celebrating amid news that Hitler had committed suicide in his so-called Fuehrerbunker in Berlin days prior, and Germany has surrendered unconditionally. Canada celebrated, too. It had joined the war effort early, with its first troops departing for Europe at the end of 1939. More than one million Canadians performed full-time duty during the war. They fought in the raid on Dieppe and at Juno...
  • Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' Sends Message to Kremlin 'We Will Not Allow Ourselves to be Taken Easily'

    05/07/2015 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    President Dalia Grybauskaite holds war games: 'We try to learn from  the Ukrainian and Crimean situation ... we're not fearing anybody' While others like the Czechs, Slovaks, and Hungary act like they're afraid of/corrupted by the Russians, Baltic Lithuania -with a population of just over 3M people- seem to be cut of a bit different cloth, something more akin to Polish defiance to today's nothing-but-bad-news Kremlin... The diminutive NATO country is currently holding 'Little Green Men' war games meant to signify to the Kremlin that Lithuanians will fight -and effectively- in response to any Russian provocation.  Lithuania has a sizable Russian...
  • Communist Treason Murders Millions

    05/07/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | Alex Ferguson
    American Communist Party's involvement in Soviet espionage Despite the wishful caviling of a few die-hard Marxist professors, the controversy over the American Communist Party’s involvement in Soviet espionage was long ago settled beyond even an unreasonable doubt. For example, a June 7, 1999 Time Magazine review of several new books on the subject found that, “The opening of Soviet archives after the collapse of the U.S.S.R., together with the Venona decryptions…, has made it clear that the fear of Soviet espionage was neither neurotic nor hallucinatory…The Venona traffic demonstrates beyond argument that the Soviet penetration into American government, science, and...
  • Greenfield: Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

    05/06/2015 10:14:43 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller. While the police were still checking cars for explosives and attendees waited to be released, CNN called AFDI, rather than the terrorists who attacked a cartoon contest, “intolerant.” Time dubbed the group “controversial”. The Washington Post called the contest, “provocative.” Many media outlets relied on the expert opinion of the Southern Poverty Law...
  • Taking Our Country Back, Part 4

    05/06/2015 9:34:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In this final part of Taking Our Country Back, I ask what we can do to change the direction in which our country is headed. There are steps that can be taken involving both the individual and our culture. But nothing will change unless the American people understand that ignoring problems or pretending they will be resolved somehow at some point in the future are not options at this point. Low information voters must be made to get involved by understanding the dire consequences of remaining on the present path; that the ongoing, seemingly endless gravy train will soon end....
  • WI: Reform of Knife law Possible in Wisconsin

    05/06/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin knife law dates back to the 1950's and before, and  like a lot of weapons law, has been very selectively enforced.   If you were a minority, and spent time in Milwaukee, you were treated one way;  if you were not and lived North of the Madison- Milwaukee line, you had little to fear.   Most people had no idea that belting on their hunting knife, and putting on a jacket, made them subject to arrest for carrying a concealed weapon; and they were mostly justified because the police did not enforce the law.  Except when they wanted to, against...
  • War really IS upon us and Pamela Geller really IS a hero

    05/05/2015 8:37:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD of HAWAI'I ^ | May 5th . 2015 | Sword and Sheild
    People like Shepherd Smith , Bill O’Reilly , and Donald Trump simply refuse to acknowledge that Islam IS at war with the non-Muslim world , of which we are the foremost enemy ; America . They say it is ” not smart’ to antagonize the Muslim world with ‘needless expressions of our 1st Amendment rights ‘ [snip] They are fools . Geller is a hero
  • ME: Bloomberg Money Opposing Constitutional Carry

    05/05/2015 8:24:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/05/me-bloomberg-money-opposing.html | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine may be the most likely state to pass constitutional carry next.  The state is one of those which has has preserved open carry without government permission, though that applies to over 60% of the states.   In addition, it has a quirky shall issue permit system that gives a little bit of arbitrary power, in the form of a "good moral character" requirement, to local police or to elected officials, if there is no police chief.  The system was created in 1985, one of the early "shall issue" laws. These characteristics have lead to an effective campaign to reform...
  • Castros' Drug-Trafficking Hardly a Surprise... But JEB BUSH, That's a Story!

    05/05/2015 3:45:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Hearing 'news' lately of the Castro regime's drug-running into the US shouldn't come as a revelation to anyone- Havana was long an ally of Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels, and other cash-strapped socialist paradises like North Korea operate mafia-like smuggling and counterfeiting operations in order to generate hard currency... I'm sure the CIA always knew or at least suspected/expected that to be the case with the Cubans. But I was thumbing through an unofficial bio of George Herbert Walker Bush (albeit one authored by a couple 9/11-truthers -and published by the LaRouche organization) over the weekend and was amused to find implications that...
  • The United States Is Not a Democracy

    05/05/2015 1:01:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 4th, 201 | reasonmclucus
    “Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.” — Patrick Henry Americans are now living under judicial tyranny as one of our greatest patriots Patrick Henry predicted. For those who have forgotten Henry, he is the man who said “give me liberty or give me death.”
  • Islam and Cultural Jihad

    05/04/2015 12:09:49 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The belief that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islamic terrorists have twisted that faith to unrecognizable extremes is a false interpretation that surrounds today’s narrative regarding Islam”, writes Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The greater overall threat this misconception poses is neglected because of fear and outright denial to acknowledge what or who our enemy truly is. The more we lie to ourselves and allow our politicians, media and government officials to lie to us, the more we enable terrorists to become embolden. Spencer further notes, “we cannot possible defeat an enemy whom we refuse to understand, refuse...