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  • Count Your Blessings

    11/24/2015 9:21:02 AM PST · by Tudorfly · 4 replies
    This was sent to me by my Uncle Robert, a retired CPA and WW II veteran. Perhaps some Freepers may find it beneficial this Thanksgiving. May God bless you and your families. Count your blessings instead of your crosses. Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes. Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full years instead of your lean. Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth. Count on God...
  • Controversy over local high school student's tweet [Thoughtcrime]

    11/24/2015 6:43:12 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 11/16/2015 | Staff
    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A local high school cheerleading captain was disciplined after she sent out a tweet about illegal immigrants. She says it was a political statement, not a racial one! FOX25 spoke with the teen who says she was taking a page from Donald Trump. Caley Godino is a senior at Revere High School and she says part of their homework is to watch these presidential debates and her tweet was simply about a hot button issue in the headlines. "When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn't legal," Godino said in the...
  • Dunstable Bald squirrel "Safe And Alive" After Capture

    11/23/2015 3:08:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC News
    A centre spokesman confirmed to the BBC the squirrel was "safe and alive" but could not reveal any further information about what would happen to it now. 'Genetic defect' The RSPCA said under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it was generally illegal to release grey squirrels back to the wild once treated by a vet. Dr Helen McRobie, a lecturer in biomedical science at the Anglia Ruskin University, said she had never heard of a bald squirrel before but it would "need to be kept in the warm once the temperature drops". "This is very rare. I have been...
  • Hitler Learns About the New Campus Fascism

    11/23/2015 2:17:12 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 22, 2015
  • Case Keenum staying in with obvious concussion is shameful for NFL

    11/23/2015 10:14:29 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    It's bad enough that St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum was stumbling around on the football field with what everyone on TV could plainly see was a probable concussion. The really bad part is that nobody thought to stop the game to evaluate him. With a little more than a minute to go against the Baltimore Ravens, Keenum’s head hit hard on the turf when he was sacked. He grabbed his head immediately. Rams lineman Garrett Reynolds tried to help Keenum up, but Keenum went down again and was on all fours for a few seconds. He was in obvious...
  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS (PU Sweden!)

    11/23/2015 10:00:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/15 | Tom Payne
    The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old ‘green king’ told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: ‘It hit me how much water and energy it used. ‘I thought “I can’t believe I’m having to do this”. I felt quite ashamed.’ Apparently in jest, he added: ‘We should ban all baths.’ The Swedish head of...
  • Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7,000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

    11/23/2015 8:06:45 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mairi Mackay
    What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Don't put him in charge of a 7,000-ton, 423-foot (129 meter) cargo ship, for starters. That's how a Russian mariner who drank half a liter of rum before work managed to crash into the coast of Scotland -- at full speed.
  • Heisman Trophy should be next honor for Navy’s Keenan Reynolds

    11/23/2015 6:42:15 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Thom Loverro
    Here is the forgotten, unpublicized, little-regarded mission by the Heisman Trust — the group that is responsible for the Heisman Trophy: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.” Excellence with integrity. Who would have thought? (more at link)
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/22/2015 11:43:01 AM PST · by Faith · 11 replies
    November 22, 2015 | Faith
    Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
  • Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Sunday 11/22/15

    11/22/2015 8:09:20 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/22/15 | n/a.
    Post your prediction here. How many quesitons will Chris Wallace ask Rush that have to do with something Donald Trump said? My prediction: All of them.
  • There are actually more Mexicans leaving the U.S. than coming in

    11/21/2015 7:27:44 PM PST · by TBP · 69 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 19 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Link only -- AP article. Baed on a Pew Research study, according to the article.
  • Fake Hate: Black Student Arrested for Threatening to Murder All Blacks at Michigan School

    11/21/2015 6:22:26 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Emmanuel D. Bowden was arrested on Friday. Police arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on campus. The threat declared: "I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning."
  • Black Michigan student charged in threat to ‘shoot every black person I can’

    11/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Police at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan have arrested a black man who allegedly posted on the social media site Yik Yak a threat to “shoot every black person I can on campus.” Emmanuel D. Bowden, a 21-year-old Delta College student living on the SVSU campus, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, The Saginaw News reported. Emmanuel D. Bowden
  • Man Arrested at Trump Rally was Convicted of Bomb Attempt on Marine Recruiting Center

    11/21/2015 6:04:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    A man arrested for disrupting a rally Wednesday night in Worcester, Massachusetts by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison for a 2005 attempt to blow up a Marine Recruiting Center in Worcester.
  • VIDEO The drama over a parking space in the country. [Croatian farmer has a Freeper heart!]

    I admire this farmer! apparently others do too: 2,893,687 views VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ySzB_Drwg The drama over a parking space in the country! Drivers park every Sunday in the field of p.Bedekovića. Every Sunday Bedekovića warns drivers who arrive at the Zagreb flea market, not to leave their cars on his arable land. But they regularly turn a deaf ear to him and dozens of cars parked on the surface where Paul is planting corn.Yesterday, he got mad, and angrily sat down on his tractor and plowed everything he could and thus 'blocked' about 50 cars!!! Outraged by this, the drivers called...
  • More than 2,000 people on terror watch list have legally purchased guns in the last 10 years

    11/20/2015 5:01:35 PM PST · by the_daug · 22 replies
    Salon ^ | Nov 18 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Well, wouldn’t you know it? “Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law,” according to the Government Accountability Office and now a report from the federal agency finds that over 2,000 individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list have indeed successfully and legally purchased a firearm from 2004 to 2014. Between 2004 and 2014, suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns from American dealers at least 2,233 times. And in 2,043 of those cases — 91 percent of the time — they succeeded. There are about 700,000 people on the...
  • Mpls. Officials: Men Tried To Kidnap Woman Outside Of Store

    11/20/2015 3:53:45 PM PST · by smartyaz · 57 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis city officials say several men tried to kidnap a woman in broad daylight as she walked up to a store Thursday afternoon. The woman says she was about to go into a business on the 300 block of Lake Street West at about 3 p.m. Several men were standing outside, one of whom grabbed her by the wrist and said, “Get in the car.” The woman pulled away and entered the store, and the men fled in a light-colored car. The men are described as Somali males between the ages of 18 and 25. Anyone with...
  • SICK! ABC's 'Scandal' Sets Main Character's Abortion to 'Silent Night'

    11/20/2015 2:32:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/19/15 | Alexa Mouteveli...
    ABC's Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode "Baby It's Cold Outside." The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn "Silent Night," a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion, killing her and the president's baby.
  • Stanford Researchers Urge Lifting of NIH Funding Restrictions on Chimeric Research [Luke 17]

    11/20/2015 9:26:58 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Bioethics.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Staff
    Citing the "tremendous potential" of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos, scientists and a bioethicist from the Stanford University School of Medicine have co-authored a letter urging the removal of funding restrictions imposed on such research last month by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers believe that work on what are called chimeric embryos is vital to advance our understanding of early human development, further our ability to accurately model devastating diseases and facilitate drug testing to ensure that potential therapies are safe and effective. "Currently, it is impossible to accurately recapitulate human development in vitro, and...
  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    11/20/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow's aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said Friday. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago. The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented 1,331 deaths in Russian air strikes, most of them of Islamic State group jihadists or other fighters.. It said 381 IS fighters had been killed, along with 547 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...
  • Premier's new 'electric' cars run on coal

    11/20/2015 6:29:02 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Viv Forbes
    Greens are hailing this as the spear-point of their green energy revolution. But the Premier’s green cars will run on...coal. Electric cars need large batteries, which have to be recharged. Maybe the Premier has a large subsidized solar panel on the roof of her garage, so that when she comes home, she can recharge the big battery? But the sun does not shine at night, so the car will still rely on electricity from coal.
  • Should tactical nukes be used against ISIS? (December 2014)

    11/20/2015 1:20:59 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 17 replies
    The Diamondback ^ | 12-10-14 | Jonathan Miller
    History shows that we might need to take advantage of nuclear weapons....Merely suggesting their use can be enough to get results, even if the enemy is sure you won’t use them.
  • Did President Obama Just Admit He Was Muslim?

    11/19/2015 7:25:30 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | November 16, 2015
    Pay attention to when he uses the word "we"... "I think, on one hand, non-Muslims cannot stereotype, but I also think the Muslim community has to think about how we make sure that children are not being affected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people." Video at link
  • (FAIL) ... Shocking Test Results for the Armatix iP1 “Smart Gun”

    11/19/2015 7:02:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Shocking test results for the Armatix iP1 "smart gun" One of the most clever tricks liberals have devised to crater gun ownership in the United States is their insistence that if we can't get rid of guns, we should make everyone own safer and smarter guns. While neither the NRA or most gun owners I know are opposed to the exploration of new technology in firearms, there is a tremendous amount of resistance to government mandates of unproven, expensive and dubious design experiments. One of the big examples of these so called “smart guns” has been the Armatix iP1. Hailed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 November 2015

    11/19/2015 5:57:48 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 89 replies
    November 19, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, hot cocoa, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad...
  • (Los Angeles) Airport Commission Approves a Private LAX Lounge for the Rich and Famous

    11/19/2015 5:34:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dan Weikel
    Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area. The Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the exclusive facility, which would cater to wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and anyone else seeking privacy while waiting for their flights or after arriving at LAX. Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a...
  • Obama LATE for moment of silence as rest of the G20 leaders hold observance to mourn Paris attacks

    11/19/2015 2:39:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/15 | David Martosko
    G20 leaders in Turkey rose from their seats to honor Paris terror victims on Sunday President Barack Obama arrived at the G20 summit's first working session after the silent observance was already underway He said economic conditions in the Middle East contribute to the global terror crisis Later in the day Obama insisted he wouldn't send troops to the Middle East and called the Paris attacks a 'setback' President Barack Obama arrived late to a 'moment of silence' in Belek, Turkey on Sunday as the rest of the world's most powerful leaders stood for a somber observance to honor Friday's...
  • Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit

    11/19/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/15 | Jason Howerton
    Gonzalez claims he was unfairly targeted because he was carrying a gun. The traffic stop began routine enough. Rosenberg officer Sgt. Anthony Schnacky asked Gonzalez for his license and insurance. "Yeah, what's the reason you stopped me?" Gonzalez asked. "I'll tell you in just a minute," the officer replied. But when Gonzalez informed Sgt. Schnacky that he was legally carrying a concealed firearm, the tone of the situation shifted dramatically. The officer called for backup and they both approached the driver's window -- one of them with his gun drawn. Schnacky ordered Gonzalez to put his hands on the steering...
  • Washington College(Chestertown MD) shut down because of a threat which might not be a threat

    11/19/2015 10:50:05 AM PST · by mtairycitizen · 9 replies
    College shutdown for two weeks because of a possible gun threat.
  • Old news from January: Paris mayor plans to sue Fox News

    11/19/2015 7:31:24 AM PST · by granada · 3 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Foxnews
    The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she plans to sue Fox News for its reporting, later retracted, that so-called “no-go zones” for non-Muslims and local authorities exist in the French capital and other European cities. "When we're insulted, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed," Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a television interview. Hildalgo repeated her intention to sue in later statements and tweets attributed to her office. Fox News responded to the mayor’s remarks with a statement from Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President for...
  • DA: Polish ‘prostitute’ smashed on booze, Ambien during flight

    11/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/19/15 | Antonio Planas
    A Polish prostitute on her way to ply her trade in Boston was plastered on booze and addled by Ambien when she tried to open an exit door on a trans-Atlantic British Airways flight, prosecutors said. Kamila Dolniak, 32, was unable to make her $500 bail yesterday, her lawyer said, after she was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on a charge of interfering with an aircraft operation during the London-to-Boston flight Tuesday. Prosecutor Emily Hamrock said Dolniak first drew attention of a flight attendant while attempting to smoke an e-cigarette. She then walked around the cabin aimlessly, saying she...
  • Core Developers Call for New Bitcoin Software Strategy at MIT

    11/19/2015 3:44:27 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 12 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 11/18/15 | Pete Rizzo
    Bitcoin Core developers Gavin Andresen, Cory Fields and Wladimir van der Laan expanded on their larger vision for development of the open-source bitcoin project at an event held yesterday by their new employer, MIT Media Lab. In the hour-and-a-half session, moderated by MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, Andresen voiced his belief that bitcoin needs to evolve away from having one dominant software implementation, stating that he believes the project to be in the midst of this transition. The remark comes amid a larger debate focused on updating bitcoin’s software to allow for a greater number of transactions to be...
  • Georgia Inmate Marcus Ray Johnson Denied Beer as Last Meal

    11/18/2015 1:06:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A Georgia death-row inmate scheduled for execution on Thursday requested a six-pack of beer as his last meal and was turned down, prison officials said. As a result, Marcus Ray Johnson will be given the regular meal: baked fish, cheese grits, beans, cole slaw, cookies and fruit punch. "His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item," the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement.
  • Obama blames Republicans for rise of ISIS [Genesis 11]

    11/18/2015 8:54:09 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    In the wake of widespread ISIS terror, most recently seen in Paris, France, with the death and injury of hundreds, President Obama came out swinging against Republicans, calling the political party a "potent recruitment tool" for the terrorist organization. He was referring to the GOP's growing call to refuse Syrian refugees into the United States out of concerns for safety of American citizens. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation event in Manila, Obama said "fear and panic" only exacerbates the refugee situation, Mediaite reported. For instance, those politicians who are now refusing to accept refugees in their states – including Texas,...
  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • These Gorgeous Coloring Books For Adults Are Simply Magical

    11/18/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    PopSugar ^ | 11/17/15 | Hilary White
    I've always been that adult who squeezes in with the kids at their mini coloring table and delves into the arts and crafts right along with them. I may have even snagged a page or two out of their coloring books and created my own masterpiece- and then proudly displayed it to all of the 4-year-olds in the room. But now the doodling dreams of grown-ups worldwide have come true with coloring books for adults. We can unwind with our very own coloring books tailored for an older crowd, containing countless pages of intricate designs. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure...
  • Turkish soccer fans boo during moment of silence for France's victims

    11/18/2015 5:26:20 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    USA Today [link only] | November 18, 2015 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    link only http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/11/turkish-soccer-fans-boo-during-moment-of-silence-for-frances-victims
  • Turkey fans boo minute's silence for Paris victims

    11/18/2015 5:24:16 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2015
    Turkish fans booed during the minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday.
  • Turkey soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks

    11/18/2015 5:22:42 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 17, 2015 | Douglas Zimmerman
    Before today’s Greece vs. Turkey friendly match in Istanbul both teams shared a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Paris attacks. UEFA, Europe’s governing soccer body, requested that all European international games hold a minute of silence before the start of their matches and wear black armbands. Many fans in the stands in Instanbul, however, decided to boo and wave flags during the minute. The booing can be heard in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt9bMYcmUFg
  • Turkish Soccer Fans Boo a Minute’s Silence for the Victims of Paris Attacks

    11/18/2015 5:20:25 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    Time magazine ^ | November 17, 2015 | Rishi Iyengar
    Many also reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" As the world mourns victims of last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, soccer fans in Turkey appeared to express their dissent for the observances taking place at several public gatherings in Istanbul on Tuesday. The Turkish supporters booed the minute’s silence observed for the 129 victims of last week’s attacks before their team’s game against Greece, Reuters reported. According to other reports and video uploaded to social media, many also shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) as both teams stood on the field in silence. The friendly game, attended by Prime Ministers of...
  • Claim: Paris Terrorist Atrocity was a Big Oil Plot

    11/18/2015 4:47:17 AM PST · by smartyaz · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 11/17/15 | Eric Worrall
    The Ecologist speculates that the aim of the ISIS terrorists, who have claimed responsibility for the recent Paris terrorist atrocity, might have been aimed at protecting ISIS’ oil business from an anticipated new climate agreement. According to The Ecologist; Is it a coincidence that the terrorist outrage in Paris was committed weeks before COP21, the biggest climate conference since 2009? Perhaps, writes Oliver Tickell. But failure to reach a strong climate agreement now looks more probable. And that’s an outcome that would suit ISIS – which makes $500m a year from oil sales – together with other oil producers. But...
  • Prominent Muslim Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence

    11/17/2015 7:18:53 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 (Republished November 17, 2015) | Dina Temple- Raston - Square DINA TEMPLE-RASTON
    Bin Bayyah, 79 [now 80], is a prominent Muslim cleric and, as a respected religious scholar, has issued edicts to explain why groups such as the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, are misguided and should reverse course. Last week, key clerics from the Muslim world issued two fatwas, or religious edicts, against the group. One came from senior religious leaders in Saudi Arabia, and the other came from bin Bayyah.
  • Words matter in ‘ISIS’ war, so use ‘Daesh’

    11/17/2015 7:09:55 PM PST · by TBP · 72 replies
    The Boston Glob ^ | OCTOBER 09, 2014 | Zeba Khan
    French officials recently declared that that country would stop using any of those names and instead refer to the group as “Daesh.” Whether referred to as ISIS, ISIL, or IS, all three names reflect aspirations that the United States and its allies unequivocally reject. Political and religious leaders all over the world have noted this. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said, “This is a terrorist group and not a state. . . the term Islamic State blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists.” The term “Daesh” is strategically a better choice because it is still accurate in that it...
  • Clinton Foundation Amends Tax Returns, Discloses Millions In Foreign Contributions

    11/17/2015 3:38:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/15 | John Hayward
    The Clinton Foundation will “amend” its tax returns for the last four years, to correct “errors in the report of donations from foreign governments,” as reported by Fox News. Foundation President Donna Shalala said in a statement that the returns were revised after a voluntary review of the charity’s past tax returns. She added that the corrections were not required by law. “There is no change in our bottom line numbers: assets, liabilities, and net assets,” Shalala wrote in a statement to the foundation’s supporters that was obtained by Reuters. “There is nothing to suggest that the Foundation intended to...
  • Clinton Says Taking in Refugees is "Who We Are as Americans"

    11/17/2015 2:44:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 79 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/17/15
    Dallas, Texas - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said that the United States should accept Syrian refugees because it is a fundamental part of our country's identity and "we have always welcomed immigrants and refugees." "We can't act as though we're shutting the doors to people in need without undermining who we are as Americans," Clinton said at a campaign stop here Tuesday. The former secretary of state stressed that vigilance is a key component in vetting incoming refugees, but strongly opposes "hateful rhetoric" used by Republicans who do not want to accept refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris that...
  • Germany-Netherlands friendly in Hannover canceled (Possible truckbomb disguised as a ambulance)

    The international friendly between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover has been canceled over security concerns, German police have confirmed. A suspicious object had been found before the game. Less than two hours before kick-off in the international match between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover, the fixture has been canceled by German police. Police confirmed that an object had been found in the stadium, forcing all personel to be evacuated immediately. Earlier in the evening a "suspicious object" had been discovered by police forces around the stadium. Road blocks were set-up and no fans were allowed to enter the...
  • Eichenberger filled with relief, but not joy (WI)

    11/17/2015 8:18:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    News Graphic ^ | 11-17-15 | Lisa Curtis
    St. Francis Borgia priest cleared of wrongdoing in assault allegation CEDARBURG — Pastor Tom Eichenberger said it will take the rest of his life to restore the credibility that was called into question following an accusation that he assaulted a boy while on his first assignment as a young priest. The St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church priest returned to his parish Monday after being cleared of any wrongdoing by a retired police detective and an Archdiocese of Milwaukee review board. “The first words out of my mouth have to be thanks be to God for restoring me to the place...
  • If Only France Had Some 'Common Sense' Gun Control

    11/17/2015 3:51:04 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 13 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | November 16, 2015 | Benny Huang
    If only France had sensible gun control laws, the Paris attacks of November 13th would not have happened. Okay, everyone knows that isn't true. France has gone way beyond “sensible” gun control laws and has, for all practical purposes, banned civilian ownership of firearms. It didn’t stop last week's surreal carnage—and it won't stop the next attack either. Freelance reporter David Axe explained on the Daily Beast how fully automatic rifles have come to contaminate la République française. He traces them back to the Russian government which he says readily supplied Kalashnikov rifles to its Slavic allies during the Balkan...
  • Netanyahu Says Radical Islam Spurred Paris Attacks: ‘The Time Has Come for the World to Wake Up’

    11/16/2015 1:28:03 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Schwartz | Sharona
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that it was time for the "world to wake up" and come together to fight terrorism which he asserted is fueled by "radical Islam." "In Israel, as in France, terrorism is terrorism and standing behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims. The time has come for the world to wake up and unite in order to defeat terrorism," Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet meeting, where he also described the attacks as "vicious." On Saturday, he likened the West's fight against radical Islamic terrorism to a civilizational battle...
  • The Obama Debt Tracker: eight trillion bucks of national debt under Obama in less than seven years

    11/16/2015 7:40:13 AM PST · by jpl · 12 replies
    United States Department of the Treasury ^ | Monday November 16, 2015 | United States Department of the Treasury
    On Thursday November 12, 2015 America's national debt hit the staggering total combined amount of $18.65 trillion. Since President Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated into office a little less than seven years ago, the democrats, and a few spineless republican "leaders" in congress have increased the total combined national debt by more than $8 trillion: Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental HoldingsTotal Public Debt Outstanding 01/20/2009 6,307,310,739,681.66 4,319,566,309,231.42 10,626,877,048,913.08 11/12/2015 13,422,684,032,364.47 5,226,340,763,474.31...