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  • We will not Go Quietly into The Dark!

    05/16/2020 3:03:15 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4:57 PM · May 16, 2020 | Mad "ObamaGate" Liberals
    This video clip is an altered video of the the presidential Speech from Independence Day II, President Trump and others standing in. It has 3.3 million views in a matter of an hour.Its well worth watching. Makes me want to get ready for July 4th! (Video at link)
  • WATCH: Israel Independence Day Airshow

    04/29/2020 7:46:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
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  • India's treatment of Muslims amid coronavirus is almost 'genocidal,' activist Arundhati Roy claims

    04/18/2020 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/17/2020 | John Silk
    Political activist Arundhati Roy accused the Indian government on Friday of exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims. She told DW that this alleged strategy on the part of the Hindu nationalist government would “dovetail with this illness to create something which the world should really keep its eyes on,” adding that “the situation is approaching genocidal.” […] Roy claimed the government was exploiting the virus in a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. “The whole of the organization, the RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist group — Editor’s note]...
  • 'You know, the thing': Biden botches Declaration of Independence quote during campaign stop

    03/03/2020 3:46:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/02/20 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    2020 Democrat Joe Biden stumbled over his words as he attempted to recite the Declaration of Independence ahead of Super Tuesday. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” the former vice president said during a campaign event in Texas on Monday. "All men and women created by - you know, you know, the thing.” During the stop, he also accidentally referred to Super Tuesday as "Super Thursday" before correcting himself.
  • No More Private Homes... To Save the Planet

    12/27/2019 6:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Dec 27, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funny how the environmental objectives of the "Save the Planet from the Flying Global Warming Monster" squad and that of Marxism line up so neatly. Of course you shouldn't have personal autonomy or private property. It's bad for the 'planet'. And by the planet, we mean the red planet. So it's no surprise that The Nation, where the synergy of the red and the green meet, should roll out a story like this, "If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership." ... And give up...
  • Tories on course for landslide majority - latest results and news

    12/12/2019 8:10:32 PM PST · by edwinland · 62 replies
    Boris Johnson is on course for an historic landslide victory in the 2019 general election after an exit poll predicted an 86-seat Conservative majority The Tories are predicted to win 368 seats – 50 up on 2017 – in their best result since 1987. On a catastrophic night for Labour, Jeremy Corbyn’s party was predicted to end the day with just 191 seats, down 71 on the last election in their worst result since 1935. If the prediction proves to be correct, it will mean the Prime Minister can forge ahead with his plan to get Britain out of the...
  • Why We Celebrate Independence Day

    07/04/2019 5:42:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 4, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    As Americans commemorate Independence Day and the creation of the most free, most prosperous nation on earth, we will inevitably hear from those who say there’s no reason to celebrate a country where not everyone gained their freedom or their equality in 1776. They will say that a nation stained with the evil of slavery, a nation that once refused women and blacks the right to vote or hold property, isn’t a nation worth lauding. As a woman and as a black person who lived through segregation, I have experienced both the inequality and the opportunity of this nation. As...

    07/04/2019 2:55:35 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 28 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2019 | Nathan Bedford
    DAD, WHAT's UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG? "Is that when the thirteen colonies broke away from England?" My ten year inquired out of nowhere at 6 AM German time this morning. "Yeah, why do you want to know, eat your breakfast," I mumbled, too sleepy to be very curious. "Because I am afraid my teacher will ask me, since I am wearing this T-shirt and I'm the only American in the class." With an effort, I adjusted my gaze upward to his white T-shirt. It was brand new. Prominent on his breast was an image of the flag and below that: OLD NAVY FREEDOM...
  • Is This Truth Less Evident?

    07/04/2019 3:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 4, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    It was 243 years ago today when the world first read the words of the Declaration of Independence. It was a stunning document, perhaps the most important in all of human history. But to too many Americans, they now ring hollow.While we haven’t always lived up to them, the words in the Declaration hold a special, storied place in world history. None more so than the following: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
  • MSNBC won't air Trump's July 4 event live

    07/02/2019 5:57:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-2-2019 | John Bowden
    MSNBC will not air the entirety of President Trump's planned "Salute to America" on July Fourth, instead opting to carry on with regularly scheduled news programming that may include clips of the event. A spokesperson for the network told Politico it potentially will air parts of the event during Thursday's newscasts, which will continue normally with "The Beat with Ari Melber" airing live at 6 p.m. ET and "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 7 p.m. The network did not immediately return The Hill's request for more information on its Thursday schedule. Fox News, meanwhile, will air the entirety of Trump's...
  • Can we restore and maintain our freedoms?

    03/10/2019 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies
    Ben Buckley is a fair-dinkum Aussie character living in Benambra among the mountains which are the roof of Australia. He is an octogenarian free spirit. A libertarian who cares deeply about the way the nanny state is making prisoners of us all. Until very recently he was still flying his small planes around South-Eastern Australia. He loves and trusts guns and gun owners. He has been a local government Councillor for four decades. He has been suspended for practicing free speech in violation of the code of conduct which makes government too secretive for Ben. Are the modern forces attacking...
  • New Caledonia votes on independence from France

    11/03/2018 9:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | burs/jh/ecl/kaf
    The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia began voting Sunday on whether to become an independent nation, in a closely-watched test of support for France in one of its many territories scattered around the globe. Some 18,000 kilometers (11,000 miles) from the French mainland, New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the world’s known supplies of nickel — a vital electronics component — and is a strategic foothold for France in the Pacific. Voting in New Caledonia’s 284 polling stations opened at 8:00 am local time Sunday (2100 GMT Saturday) and was to end at 6:00 pm, with results...
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...
  • Bipartisan bill introduced to make Puerto Rico the 51st State

    06/28/2018 2:02:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    Upi ^ | June 28, 2018
    June 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress on Wednesday calls to make Puerto Rico a state by 2021. The Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 was introduced by Republican Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, a nonvoting members of Congress representing Puerto Rico and co-sponsored by 36 members of Congress, including 22 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
  • Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence

    04/29/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2018 | Arelis Hernández
    Ernesto Davila Marin was in elementary school when rebellion interrupted class. As he left the schoolhouse that October day, black smoke rose from the town center where nationalists had set Jayuya ablaze, shooting police officers and declaring the independent republic of Puerto Rico from a rooftop. In the struggle for sovereignty from American colonial rule, Puerto Rican independence fighters staged uprisings in nearly a dozen cities that day in 1950 and later attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. They held the central mountain city for three days until U.S. Air Force bombers buzzed over the emerald peaks packed with...
  • Fox News Poll: Support for Puerto Rican statehood increases in wake of Maria

    10/26/2017 3:15:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 10/26/17 | Andrew Schwartz
    By a narrow margin, more voters think Puerto Rico should become a state than think it should stay a territory. According to the latest Fox News Poll, 41 percent say Puerto Rico should become the 51st star on the flag. That’s an 11-point increase since the last time the question was asked in June 2007, when 30 percent opted for statehood.
  • Why Washington should finally make Puerto Rico a state

    10/19/2017 8:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | October 18, 2017 | Cesar Conda and Alberto Martinez
    Weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island remains in crisis. Eighty three percent of people in Puerto Rico don’t have power and thirty five percent don’t have access to clean water. The death toll currently stands at 48 but is likely to keep rising in the coming weeks. Washington has responded to this crisis with billions in immediate disaster assistance, helping the cash-strapped island afford its basic expenses after tax revenue has all but dried up. This financial commitment isn’t going to end anytime soon: Experts suggest the final cost could exceed $100 billion.
  • Ukraine National Day: remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

    08/24/2018 4:56:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    US Dept of State ^ | Aug 24, 2018 | Mike Pompeo
    Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC August 24, 2018 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day. The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in Ukraine, and we stand behind Ukraine as it adopts transformational reforms to increase prosperity, security, and rule of law. The friendship between our countries runs deep, and we are committed to the success of a stable, prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine. We look forward to...
  • In a speech that Beijing tried to stop, Hong Kong independence advocate lashes out

    08/14/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
    A pro-independence Hong Kong politician whose party is under threat of a ban lashed out at China in a closely watched Tuesday speech, drawing immediate criticism from local authorities. Andy Chan Ho-tin, a member of the Hong Kong National Party, has been at the center of controversy over free speech and Hong Kong's autonomy. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong, which invited him, came under pressure itself from the central government in Beijing as well as local authorities to cancel the event. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the club in central Hong Kong amid heavy police presence as what...
  • Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress

    07/04/2018 7:47:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies ^ | July 3, 2018 | William Haupt III
    Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress By William Haupt III | 23 hrs ago “You’ll never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve ‘your’ freedom.” – John Adams If you’ve paid attention to the U.S. calendar of official holidays, then you’ve noticed some holidays are fixed like Christmas, which is always Dec 25. You are also aware others are flexible as to which date they fall upon. Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May and Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. And it’s no coincidence Washington’s birthday and...