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  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Trump Should Not Get Angry with Protesting Players, Needs to Listen

    12/03/2017 9:04:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 12/2/17 | Dylan Gwinn
    Movie star and potential 2020 presidential candidate Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has taken exception with how President Trump has dealt with politically outspoken athletes. According to “The Rock,” the players just want “to be heard.” advertisement Johnson told InStyle Magazine, “When the players are kneeling as a last resort, as a desire to be heard, clearly they’re not being heard. It’s an opportunity for our leaders, our president and his staff, to hear them, truly hear them, and not be angry.” Though, Johnson doesn’t merely confine his criticisms to how Trump has handled anthem-protesting NFL players. The actor and former...
  • Obama's tweet in response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked ever

    08/17/2017 7:58:02 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/2017 | James Rogers
    “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite," he added in two subsequent tweets.
  • Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever

    08/16/2017 3:37:49 PM PDT · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 35 replies
    The Hill (MSN) ^ | 08/16/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Former President Obama's tweet sharing a message against racism is officially the most-liked tweet ever. Obama posted a tweet sharing a quote from Nelson Mandela that condemned racism just hours after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. turned violent. Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever. The tweet became the most popular of all time on Tuesday night, with more than 2.7 million likes, three days after it was posted. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." Obama wrote in the tweet. The tweet...
  • Eiffel Tower Will Light Up in Colors of Belgian Flag After Brussels Attacks

    03/22/2016 7:39:44 AM PDT · by MNDude · 70 replies
    The mayor of Paris tweeted that the Eiffel Tower will be lit up in black, yellow and red in solidarity with Brussels following a series of deadly attacks Tuesday that left at least 31 dead and dozens injured. Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter, “In solidarity with the people of Brussels, Paris will light up the Eiffel Tower in the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.” She added the hashtag #NousSommesUnis, which means “We Are United.”
  • Oregon musician traveling to Syria to sing for peace

    01/10/2016 12:05:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | january 7, 2016
    It may sound crazy to some, but it's not the first time James Twyman has gone to a war torn area to sing and pray for peace. While it might be dangerous, James feels he has to do it. Twyman sings the Muslim prayer. It's just one of many prayers he puts to music from various religions when he sings for peace around the world. In the late 90's, Twyman performed in Baghdad amid fallout from Dessert Storm and he played in Syria a couple years ago. On Jan. 20, Twyman will travel to the Israeli-Syrian border to hold a...
  • Paris Kumbaya Pictures Post-Attack

    11/15/2015 10:05:47 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 45 replies
    Google Photos ^ | 11/15/15 | Various
  • California Police Chief Joins Anti-Police Violence Protests

    12/10/2014 6:31:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 10, 2013 | KRISTOPHER SKINNER
    December 10, 2014 California Police Chief Joins Anti-Police Violence Protests KRISTOPHER SKINNER RICHMOND, Calif. - A Northern California police chief noted for his community policing efforts raised a few eyebrows when he joined a peaceful protest Tuesday, holding a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag of #blacklivesmatter. The Contra Costa Times reported Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus was part of a group of about demonstrators who lined a busy street, holding signing and listening to recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches. "I spoke with my command staff, and we agreed it would be nice to convey our commitment...
  • We All Eat Chicken

    12/20/2014 9:33:50 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 27 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    In a hilarious episode of the animated TV show The Simpsons, Homer Simpson comes down with a serious case of Jerusalem Syndrome while visiting Israel. While in a messianic trance at the Dome of the Rock, Homer declares to the crowd: I will unite the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews. From now on, you shall be known as Chrismujews! …Because in the end, aren't all religions the same? They tell us what to eat, when to pray, that this lump of clay called Man can somehow shape himself to resemble the divine. But we can never attain that perfect...
  • Reporter who survived Somalia kidnapping connects with former attacker on Facebook

    07/01/2014 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7-1-2014 | MEG WAGNER
    Islamic fundamentalists abducted the freelance reporter in August 2008, and she was released 460 days later. Just months after surviving the ordeal, she established a non-profit to provide education to girls in Somalia. "The fact that they know about the work I'm doing now," she said. "That I have chosen compassion, that they could see that they didn't break me — that's the best justice I could have." A Hollywood production company announced last week that it bought the rights to Lindhout's bestselling memoir, "A House in the Sky."
  • Dem Rep: I'm Uncomfortable with US Feeling It Has Moral Authority (Audio)

    06/23/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 23 2014 | Breitbart TV
    In an interview with KABC radio last week, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) offered the liberal world view of globalism before nationalism last week during an interview about the on-going crisis in Iraq. Hahn said she was "kind of uncomfortable" with the concept that the United States could claim any moral authority in using military action. "I'm kind of uncomfortable with, you know, with the United States feeling that we do have some moral authority to go into these other countries and use military power to solve problems," the California lawmaker said. Hahn also invoked the United Nations as a basis...
  • NASA: Humans on Mars by 2035 is 'primary focus'

    06/01/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    NASA has been talking about sending people to Mars by 2035. That goal is still on the books, despite recent upheaval in the space program, according to two of the agency's top scientists. "In the near term, Mars remains our primary focus," Ellen Stofan, NASA's chief scientist said May 15 in a talk at the Royal Institution in London ... ....scientists [also] decided to "redirect" an asteroid into an orbit of the moon and are searching for an asteroid that's an appropriate candidate. "Once we find the right one, we'll use all the technology we've got," he said. "We'll snag...
  • Catholic Fisticuffs: Look How Those Christians Shove One Another

    09/04/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 24 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 3, 2013 | Kathy Schiffer
    It’s been quite a belligerent weekend in the Catholic blogosphere, hasn’t it? First there was the Catholic Answers brouhaha, which was started in part by my post regarding the financial crisis looming at that great Catholic apologetics apostolate. Then there was Michael Voris, chest thumping, publishing the salaries of well known Catholic media personalities, then castigating them for earning wages which are commensurate with their professional achievement and marketplace value, and which are sufficient to support their families. Two seemingly unrelated dust-ups, but with a common element: In both cases the flames of discord were fanned by traditional Catholics. It’s...
  • What does "kumbaya" mean?

    08/22/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Straight Dope ^ | September 11, 1998 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: This has probably been answered somewhere before, but I was getting my teeth drilled that day. Just what does kumbaya mean? — F. Pierson, via the Internet
  • "Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"

    12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor
    Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was:” Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .” Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. I’m kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread. Then...
  • Chancellor Merkel’s Belgrade Ultimatum

    08/30/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Boris Tadic On August 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Belgrade. The first leg of her trip was Zagreb where she met with Croatian leaders. In Belgrade she met with Serbian leaders including a one-on-one session with President Tadic. The upshot was her blunt dictate that Serbia must meet the following demands in order to qualify for consideration of EU membership: progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialog, normalization of relations including abandonment of parallel structures in Kosovo; administrative and legal reforms, and satisfying the 1995 Copenhagen criteria. Merkel pointed out that Germany would like...
  • Christian Unity on Free Republic [Vanity]

    03/05/2011 5:29:44 AM PST · by WPaCon · 479 replies
    WPaCon | March 5, 2011 | WPaCon
    Lately, there seems to be a lot of conflict on the religion forum. Much of this has been between Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. To show that we are all united as Christians and to reduce animosity, I hope we can all agree to one of 4 following statements: 1) I am Catholic. I love Orthodox and Protestant Christians. I consider Orthodox Christians and Protestants to definitely be Christian. All Christians need to work together to defeat our common enemies-- specifically Islam, liberal postmodernism, and totalitarian communism. 2) I am Protestant. I love Orthodox and Catholic Christians. I consider Orthodox Christians...
  • Kumbaya Fodder versus Cannon Fodder

    01/31/2011 11:14:10 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/30/11 | Bill Levinson
    Use "Kumbaya Fodder" or "Peace Fodder" to describe innocent victims of restrictive rules of engagementA Google search on "Kumbaya Fodder" yields no matches, so we are in fact first to introduce this useful term. It is the counterpart of cannon fodder: soldiers whose lives are thrown away through their commanders' incompetence, with millions who died in human wave attacks during the First World War as the best examples. The counterpart of cannon fodder is peace fodder or Kumbaya fodder: soldiers or civilians whose lives are thrown away through restrictive rules of engagement or foreign policies whose purpose is to support...
  • Mixed seating breaks tradition (SOTU: Tradition since 1840s)

    01/18/2011 12:24:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CQ/ ^ | 1/18/11 | Ambreen Ali
    When did members start sitting by party during the State of the Union? As with most everything concerning the State of the Union, the congressional seating chart has a lot to do with tradition.Political parties have been sitting separately in Congress since the 1840s, according to the Congressional Research Service. The custom held during presidential speeches as well.Back then, Whigs sat to the left of the speaker and Democrats to the right. Swap Republicans for Whigs and you have the current seating tradition.Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plan to break with the norm by sitting together during...
  • House Majority WHIP says YES to sitting with the democrats at SOTUA [I SAY HELL NO]

    01/14/2011 12:08:34 PM PST · by stockpirate · 101 replies
    VANITY ^ | 1/14/2011 | Stockpirate vanity
    As heard on 630 WMAL Washington DC during RUSH's profit break. Majority Whip says he thinks it is a GREAT idea for everyone to sit together.
  • Help Buy a Satellite from a Bankrupt Telecom to Beam Free Web to the Developing World

    12/05/2010 4:16:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Popular Science ^ | Thursday, December 2, 2010 | Clay Dillow
    Increasing web connectivity in the developing world has been a focus of philanthropists, international bodies like the U.N., and individual states alike. But, like most grand visions, wiring entire countries for the Web is expensive. So how does a philanthropist sidestep the massive expense of building and launching a satellite that can beam Internet to remote regions of the world? You wait for a company to go bankrupt, then you buy their brand new communications satellite already in orbit on the cheap. ...A philanthropic group called (universal Internet is that human right) has launched a site called "Buy This...