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  • Rights Are Freedoms, Not Powers

    09/16/2014 11:50:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Aug 01, 1976 | Oscar W. Cooley
    The word "right," used as a noun, means, my dictionary tells me, a "just, or lawful claim." Claim on what? On whatever I want and can lawfully have. I have a right to life, that is, a just claim on life. I have a right to liberty, a just claim to be free. I have a right to property, a just claim on land, goods, or other wealth. My right is not life, liberty, property, but rather my proper and just claim upon these things. The distinction is important. It was understood by our revolutionary forefathers but is widely misunderstood...
  • GERMAN ARMY IN WW2 - (IN COLOR)

    09/16/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 09/14/14
    The title of this video is the German Army in WW2 (IN COLOR). However, it’s the British, the Russians, the U.S. and the Germans. I’ve seen a lot of WWII real life footage, but it amazes me that I still see new footage. Watch it in full screen mode (just left click the bottom right square in the video when it's playing) seems to make it more real vs. just looking at the current smaller size.
  • Chick-fil-A releases records of Thornton breast cancer survivor who alleges discrimination(hatefest)

    09/16/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 17 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 9-16-14 | RandallFlagg
    THORNTON, Colo. - Chick-fil-A is releasing an employee's "disciplinary documents," after the company demoted her following surgery for breast cancer. However, employment law attorneys call the documents "suspect."
  • Pope Francis: The Destroyer prophesied by Saint Francis?

    09/15/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 64 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Irish Central reports: "Pope Francis continues to amaze. He married 20 couples on Sunday in Rome several of them “living in sin” having had children outside marriage. 'The people getting married on Sunday are couples like many others,' the diocese of Rome said in a statement. 'Some already live together, some already have children.' The Pope said marriage was 'real life, not some TV show.' In marrying them he he kicked away one of the bulwark beliefs of the sex-obsessed hierarchy in the old church, the belief that sex outside marriage was a heinous and immoral act. All of us...
  • iPhone TECHIES NEEDED: Unlocked and SIM Free

    09/14/2014 10:43:02 PM PDT · by This Just In · 80 replies
    September 13, 2014 | This Just In
    Good Evening, So I've been considering this whole smartphone business. No, not the kind of business in which I design, produce, or sell smartphones. I'm referring to the whole smartphone culture. Or subculture, call it what you wish. Yeah, I have a cellphone, but is it smart? No. Although I don't own a smartphone I know a little about it. After all, a lot of friends and family have smartphone. They ask you if YOU have a smartphone. And if you don't, some of them peer over their shoulders and shun you. Also, there are all those ads reminding you...
  • Armed American Radio (9-14-14)

    09/14/2014 2:27:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 9-14-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • What a surprise! ISIS outflanks Obama

    09/14/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/14/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Jennifer Dyer has an important and lengthy post on how President Obama's 'strategy' for stopping ISIS crumbled between his White House speech on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Some excerpts.... ISIS is busy neutralizing the Syrian factions that might make common cause with the United States.  On Thursday, Breitbart London reported that several dozen leaders of Syrian rebel factions opposed to ISIS, who were gathered at a meeting in northwestern Syria, were killed in a massive explosion on Wednesday. Huffington Post on Friday evening summarized reports that ISIS has signed a non-aggression deal with a separate group of rebel factions...
  • Jordanian politician: Islamic State’s “doctrine stems from the Qur’an and Sunnah”…

    09/10/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/10/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Jordanian-Palestinian Politician: There Is No ISIS Ideology – It’s Islam; Syrian Soldiers Deserved to Be Slaughtered,” MEMRI, August 31, 2014 (thanks to Michael): Palestinian-Jordanian politician Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi recently defended ISIS, saying that its doctrine “stems from the Quran and the Sunna.” The Syrian soldiers recently killed at the Tabqa airbase “deserved to be slaughtered 100,000 times over,” said Al-Tamimi, a member of the Jordanian Umma movement. According to Internet reports, the show was not broadcast by the Jordanian ANB TV channel that had produced it, but it was posted on the Internet by ANB TV on August 31, 2014....
  • Atheists should follow their conscience Holy Father?....Not so fast!

    09/10/2014 7:41:42 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Back in 2011, before giving the traditional Christmas blessing to the City of Rome and the world ("urbi et orbi"), Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Child of Bethlehem as Savior. His Holiness said (in part): "He was sent by God the Father to save us above all from the evil deeply rooted in man and in history: the evil of separation from God, the prideful presumption of being self-sufficient, of trying to compete with God and to take his place, to decide what is good and evil, to be the master of life and death.." The Holy Father said...
  • Yes Holy Father, Jesus walks with sinners but He asks us to sin no more...

    09/09/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis has just reminded us that, "God 'walks with the righteous and the sinners.' He walks 'with everyone, to arrive at that encounter, the final encounter of man with Him.'" (See here). Once again, it is what Pope Francis does not say that is troubling. Yes the weeds continue to grow among the wheat until Jesus returns. Yes, we are all sinners. But the notion that I can live as I wish, committing one sin after another, and that this is somehow "okay" because Jesus "walks with me" is erroneous. It is presumption. The Catechism of the Catholic Church...
  • Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads

    09/08/2014 4:44:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Sep 2014
    Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads Democratic Senators said Monday the Constitution must be amended, because people like Charles and David Koch must be stopped from flooding TV with negative ads Americans don’t want to see. “A handful of super rich donors and giant corporations are now flooding our elections and determining entire narratives of closely contested races,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said in a press conference Monday. “The American people are furious with the state of campaign finance in this country. They can’t stand the negative advertisements that...
  • The Generosity Of Gander

    09/08/2014 7:51:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | JImmy Reed
    On September 11, 2001, Delta Flight 15 received a terse directive: “All airways over the Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” Far out over the Atlantic on a flight from Germany to America, the captain adjusted his heading to land at Gander, Newfoundland. Those aboard noticed that the airport was cluttered with commercial aircraft, and knew something was terribly wrong. Once on the ground, the captain told them that terrorists had hijacked three domestic flights. They were horrified when he described events involving the World Trade Center and...
  • Homosexuality Has No Genetic Cause

    09/07/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 108 replies
    BarbWire ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    A genetic cause for homosexuality is not scientifically possible. A homosexuality gene, if it existed, would quickly die out. However, it gradually becomes clear that liberals and progressives are poorly-educated about science. They passionately believe in evolution, yet they don’t understand it. Public discussion is driven by an assumption that one may be “born homosexual.” Being ‘born’ homosexual is a medical impossibility unless there is a specific gene causing it. That is, heterosexuals would have one genetic DNA sequence while homosexuals have a different DNA sequence in its place. I discovered something debating this topic: One central point simply escapes...
  • Armed American Radio Show (9-7-14)

    09/07/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 9-7-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • (Personal Defense) Do You Think the M&P Pro Series CORE is Ideal for Your Nightstand?

    09/05/2014 5:03:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    The VSO Gun Channel via You Tube ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Looking at the M&P Pro Series CORE in the context of a nightstand gun. A lot of features here. Let us know what you think. Would it work for you? I wanted to remind everyone that if you are looking for plain sight concealment solutions that you should check out Tactical Walls. For a limited time enter the CODE in the DESCRIPTION box of the following video and SAVE $ at CHECK OUT YouTube:The VSO Gun Channel
  • Video: Two minutes in Gaza

    09/04/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/4/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This video was uploaded to Facebook on August 29 and is called Two Minutes in Gaza. It might not be what you're expecting. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Could this be the reason Fulton Sheen's cause has been stalled?

    09/04/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 4, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Way back in the 1970's, I purchased an excellent book written by my hero and good friend Fulton J. Sheen entitled "The Electronic Christian" and published by the Macmillan Publishing Company. In this important book (indeed every book written By Sheen could be labelled as important), the saintly Archbishop who thoroughly intrigued his audience throughout the 1950's as "Uncle Fultie" - a Catholic counterpart if you will to Milton Berle's "Uncle Miltie," explains the importance and indeed the necessity of a religion with Dogma. Here is his essay: The modern man must decide for himself whether he is going to...
  • I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour

    09/04/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 11, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Liberals are always talking about how easy it would be for McDonald’s to pay its workers $15 an hour. However, so far, no liberal has actually bought a McDonald’s franchise and paid those wages. So, I dare liberals to prove that it’s as easy as they claim it is. I dare liberals to buy a McDonald’s franchise, and pay the workers $15 an hour.
  • Congratulations, Mr. Putin

    09/03/2014 1:09:53 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Dying Russia ^ | September 3, 2014 | larussophobe
    For the second time, we find ourselves with nothing more to say regarding Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Back in October 2011, we shut down activity on La Russophobe after Vladimir Putin announced he would return to power for a third term as president and the world simply acquiesced, clearly indicating it had no intention of listening to our warnings. Now, as Vladimir Putin has successfully rolled tanks into Ukraine and again faces no significant opposition from the outside world, it is again clear that Putin has won. Our warnings have fallen on deaf ears once again and there is nothing we...
  • Presidential Candidacy of Leftist Pentecostal in Brazil Shoots Up

    09/03/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Presidential Candidacy of Leftist Pentecostal in Brazil Shoots Up After Suspicious Plane Crash And Bolsters Globalist Interests Pro-business socialists versus anti-business socialists By Julio Severo Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist whose research on security issues I first knew in my favorite conservative website WND, tackles the skyrocketing rise of Marina Silva, a radical environmentalist, socialist who is the most likely candidate to defeat the socialist incumbent, Dilma Rousseff, in the Brazilian presidential election. Marina Silva and Leonardo Boff, of Liberation Theology Madsen has some interesting points, but in other respects he fails to see what is obvious for us...
  • Governor Quinn, and a Week of Living the Dream

    09/02/2014 4:16:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 2, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will live on $79 this week.. in a showcase for his call to raise the state’s minimum wage to a nice round ten dollars per hour… and he thinks that will help his campaign. Now, we can certainly grant that it’s a clever bit of showmanship – a governor being paid $177,000/year can hire an accountant to estimate the after-tax, after-housing funds of a “typical minimum wage worker” and then profess to be living on that amount for a week. He can hope that it showcases the need he imagines for poor people to...
  • How Obama Spent His labor Day Weekend (No Golfing)

    09/02/2014 6:28:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Google Plus ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    How Obama Spent His Labor day Weekend
  • Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

    09/02/2014 12:32:21 AM PDT · by setha · 24 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1st, 2014 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    It's easy to mock video gamers as dorky loners in yellowing underpants. Indeed, in previous columns, I've done it myself. Occasionally at length. But, the more you learn about the latest scandal in the games industry, the more you start to sympathise with the frustrated male stereotype. Because an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners, abetted by achingly politically correct American tech bloggers, are terrorising the entire community – lying, bullying and manipulating their way around the internet for profit and attention.
  • How left-wing & anti-family is Charlie Baker, the Mass GOP establishment’s candidate for Governor?

    09/01/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/01/2014 | n/a
    Four years ago, when Baker was the GOP nominee, we did an assessment of Baker’s far-left, anti-family view and actions. Well, as we cruise into the Sept. 9 primary with Baker against conservative underdog Mark Fisher, it’s time for an update. Needless to say, things have only gotten worse. These days it’s very seductive for the GOP across the country to think that they can avoid confrontation with the Left by abandoning their supporters’ principles on “culture war” and “hot button” issues and instead promoting on things like “good management.” But that’s wishful thinking. (See the recent post, “The Left...
  • Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer [So Says DNC Mega-Donor and Billionaire Eli Broad!]

    09/01/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | ELI BROAD
    Op-Ed Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer Minimum wage Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a $15/hour minimum wage outside during a two-day nationwide strike. (Los Angeles Times) By ELI BROAD Raising the minimum wage isn't just good for workers: It's good for business Could you support your family in Los Angeles on the current minimum wage? Raising L.A.'s minimum wage will be a win all around Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos —...
  • Obama sued Bank of America because it did exactly what he had told it to do

    09/01/2014 5:51:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama sued Bank of America because it did exactly what he had told it to do. Obama then gave some of the settlement money to left wing groups that he had worked for. While working as a “community organizer,” Barack Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President...
  • Here are 826 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

    09/01/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated August 31, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 826 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Updated on August 31, 2014.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many...
  • Armed American Radio Thread (8-31-14)

    08/31/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 6 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 8-31-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • Obama's Labor Day Weekend: Three Fundraisers and an MSNBC Wedding

    08/29/2014 10:31:06 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Breitbart (Via Drudge) ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama has a busy Labor Day weekend planned as he leaves on Air Force One for New York later this afternoon. Saturday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend the wedding of MSNBC’s Alex Wagner to his personal White House Chef Sam Kass. The wedding will be held at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a Westchester County farm-to-table restaurant in New Rochelle, New York.
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Was San Diego illegal alien beach storming a prelude to something bigger?

    08/29/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 27 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Allen B. West
    When I was commander serving in combat, I always looked for indicators, warnings and trends, and one of the things I always wanted our unit leaders and Soldiers to pay attention to was enemy dry runs. Did we just see a “dry run” this past week in San Diego?
  • Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again

    08/29/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called “strategist” is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina.
  • Godlessness, Safety Nail Polish and 'Rape Culture'

    08/28/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column By now you may have heard about the new nail polish, called Undercover Colors, developed by four young scientists at North Carolina State University. It was designed to be used by women to detect whether or not certain "date rape" drugs are in their drinks. The girl simply swirls her polished fingernail in the drink, and if the color of the polish changes, then it means someone has slipped her a mickey. It sounds like a handy tool for our Godless, sex-obsessed, "modern" culture, right? Well, not if we forget to factor...
  • Things are SO Bad 2.0

    08/28/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2014 | Mononymous1
    (1) The Obamas need a vacation from their vacation (2) Harry Reid finally admitted to doing something wong (3) Nancy Pelosi went in for another facelift but needed a Brazilian first (4) People long for the days when Ferguson was the last name of some Duchess 5) The Pope is calling for another Crusade (6) The “hypocrite who’s full of sh*!” Warren Buffoon was outed as a capitalist (7) Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails were found filed on IRS servers under the letters “F.U. C.O.N.SE.R.V.A.T.I.V.ES” (8) The weasels of the Republican Party confessed to standing for nothing (9) Just like a...
  • Israel’s “Iron Dome” vs. Atari 2600 “Missile Command”

    08/27/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 27, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Israel’s “Iron Dome” vs. Atari 2600 “Missile Command” Why do they refer to a missile defense system as “Star Wars” when it’s actually a lot more like “Missile Command”?This is Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Turn your volume control pretty low for this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9UhLt_J0gAnd this is the video game “Missile Command” on the Atari 2600:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4zF790DzyQAnyway, I think all those liberals who mocked Ronald Reagan for proposing something like this owe him a huge apology.
  • Obama Can Grant Pardon But He Can't Grant Immigration Status: Will Congress Stand Up for Its Power?

    08/27/2014 8:30:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Vanity ^ | 27 Aug 14 | Xzins
    The president has the power to grant pardons and reprieves according to the US Constitution. The word 'amnesty' isn't used. Nor is there any place in the entire US Constitution where the word 'amnesty' is used. One certainly has to wonder what these voices using the expression 'executive amnesty' mean by it. Odd are they are referring to the president's power to pardon. Perhaps 'amnesty' in their minds means some kind of blanket 'pardon'. Assuming that is what is meant, then a president certainly could issue some kind of pardon from prosecution for specific illegal acts such as illegal entry...
  • Breaking@FoxNews DOJ atty told JW atty that IRS/Lerner emails do exist in backup somewhere

    08/25/2014 12:11:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Shannon Bream ?@ShannonBream · 8s BREAKING: #TomFitton of @JudicialWatch just told us on @FoxNews DOJ atty told JW atty that IRS/Lerner emails DO EXIST in backup somewhere
  • Yachts continue to exit the Northwest Passage fearing ice choke-points do not open before freeze up

    08/25/2014 4:55:04 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    Northwest Passage 2014 ^ | August 25, 2014 | Captain on GREY GOOSE
    Today I’ve taken the decision to head for Greenland then Newfoundland. We’ve simply run out of time. There is still no sign of any significant breakup of the ice in Larsen/Franklin which will allow us to get clear of Barrow Point (Alaska) before the refreeze sets in. Given that the air temperatures in the Canadian Arctic are colder than average this summer I believe it’s likely that the refreeze will be early. I’m not prepared to overwinter in the Canadian Arctic so the decision was easy to make. This will simply be a pause in out attempt to sail through...
  • 92% of Saudi’s believe that “IS(IS) conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law” – Poll

    08/25/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 25 replies
    muslim statistics ^ | August 24, 2014 | Abdullah al-Duhailan, Rahma Thiab, Shaden al-Hayek
    Saudi poll to reveal public’s level of sympathy for IS The Sakina Campaign plans to carry out a scientific survey to determine the position of the Saudi public on the “caliphate” announced by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. This comes after the results of an opinion poll of Saudis were released on social networking sites, claiming that 92% of the target group believes that “IS conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law.” Observers believe that in the current period, it is most important to “focus on the roots of extremism and to address and fight...
  • US Furious After Source Of "Mystery" Libya Bombing Raids Revealed

    08/25/2014 3:44:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/25/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past week a new geopolitical mystery emerged: an "unknown" party was launching airstrikes against Libya, which is already reeling in its latest political crisis where headlines such as this have become the norm: •MILITIA MEN SET HOUSE OF LIBYAN PM THENI ABLAZE: ARABIYA •LIBYA'S NEIGHBOURS AGREE NOT TO INTERVENE IN LIBYAN AFFAIRS, CALL FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE The strikes puzzled all media outlets, including Reuters which just over the weekend reported that "Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said. Local channel al-Nabaa said the planes...
  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.” The video,...
  • Armed American Radio (8-24-14)

    08/24/2014 2:22:25 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 8 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 8-24-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen.....

    08/23/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    U S Senate Rob Maness ^ | 8/22/14 | Maness Campaign
    Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Residency Qualifications.... Baton Rouge, LA - This morning, while officially qualifying for the November ballot, Col. Rob Maness (R-Louisiana) today delivered in-person, a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, calling on him to open an investigation examining the validity of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) residency status. "It appears that there are significant inconsistencies that warrant an investigation regarding the residency status of one of the candidates who has filed for United States Senate," Maness' letter says. "On Wednesday, August 20, 2014,...
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 178 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • Footage of executed US journalist James Foley shown on giant TV in downtown Beijing on repeat loop

    08/22/2014 12:52:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08/22/2014 | Pamela Geller
    In a strikingly different approach to the threat of jihad terror, the Chinese government wants it people to understand the horror and savagery of the jihadists that threaten that country. China has suffered some of the worst Islamic terror attacks in recent months. Mass machete attacks, bombings in Tiananmen Square etc. The Chinese government knows what they are up against and this crude exercise is their way of the educating their people to this grave threat (the actual beheading does not appear to be shown.) Is the American flag flying at the end of the video a shot at America?...
  • TSA Admits Lying About Illegal Aliens Flying Without Proper ID

    08/22/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 08/22/2014 | Kristin Tate
    A new letter from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that illegal aliens were being allowed to board planes using Notice to Appear forms they received after entering the U.S. illegally. The revelation directly contradicts a TSA statement last month denying such allegations to various media outlets, including Breitbart News. In July Breitbart Texas... broke the news that the TSA was letting illegal aliens board planes using Notice to Appear forms; subsequently, a TSA spokesperson publicly attacked Darby on Twitter, insisting that his report was "completely wrong." The newly-surfaced TSA letter was penned on August 7, according to the Gateway...
  • Rights before weapons for Vietnam

    08/21/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT · by ProgressiveAmerican · 10 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | D Hoang
    Earlier this month, Senator John McCain indicated that it was time for the United States to consider selling lethal weapons to Vietnam after a 30-year embargo. The recent maritime standoff between Beijing and Hanoi over Chinese oil exploration off the central coast of Vietnam exposed Hanoi’s many strategic weaknesses. Providing Vietnam with coast guard and maritime systems as a first step - and eventually radar, fighter aircraft and spare parts for leftover American military equipment - would bolster Hanoi’s strategic capabilities vis-a-vis China and give substance to the "comprehensive partnership" announced last year between Hanoi and Washington. But more than...
  • CNN Commentator: ISIS Killed Journalist Due to Fear of Obama

    08/20/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 49 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 8-20-2014
    CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona argued that the murder of American journalist James Wright Foley was due to the success of President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy.
  • County Refuses to Pay Medical Bills After SWAT Team Drops Flashbang on Baby in Botched Raid

    08/19/2014 1:58:43 PM PDT · by ControversialTimes · 21 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | AUGUST 19, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    A GA county is refusing to pay for medical treatment for a baby who was badly injured during a botched SWAT raid on a home. On May 28th, a SWAT team executed a raid on a home where a confidential informant (a criminal who trades information for a reduced sentence) told them he bought drugs. The CI said there were no children in the home.