HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Working on the last $7k! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim Robinson

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,547
Woo hoo!! And now less than $7.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Miscellaneous (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Israel PM admits forces operating in war-hit Syria

    12/01/2015 1:45:45 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/01/15 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State.  "We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from becoming a front against us," Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to northern Israel. "We also do everything to prevent weapons, particularly lethal ones, being moved from Syria to Lebanon," he added. Netanyahu did not provide further details and his comments were the first public recognition that Israel has been active in conflict-riddled Syria.
  • Texas lawyer barred from boarding Virgin flight because he cut off a crew member at a revolving door

    12/01/2015 1:34:01 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ashley Southall, NY Times
    NEW YORK - A prominent Texas lawyer was not allowed to board a Virgin America flight home from New York on Monday because of an encounter with a crew member at La Guardia Airport in Queens, he and the airline said. The lawyer, Robert B. Abtahi, vice chairman of the Dallas Plan Commission, the official body that makes planning and zoning recommendations to the City Council, said he was trying to board Virgin America Flight 885 to Dallas before its scheduled departure at 3:50 p.m., when he was told he would not be allowed onto the plane. Abtahi, who goes...
  • Obama confident Democrats will retain White House (But Obama lies all the time!)

    12/01/2015 12:50:08 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/01/15 | Greg Robb
    Asked about how the U.S. could commit to environmental action if a Republican were to succeed him, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he was confident that Democrats would retain the White House. “I am anticipating a Democrat succeeding me,” Obama said at a press conference in Paris at the end of a conference on climate change. “I am confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front,” he added. The latest polls lend some credence to Obama’s prediction. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the Republican front-runner, businessman Donald...
  • Hypocrisy: will you house a Syrian refugee?

    12/01/2015 11:50:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/15
    For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident hits the streets of Washington Square Park in New York City to ask people: will you sign up to take a Syrian refugee into your home?
  • Emergency at 35,000ft: Plane passenger saved by ‘Doctor Angel’

    12/01/2015 11:42:55 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/1/15 | Flora Drury
    A physician has been nicknamed Dr Angel after her swift response and ability to turn everyday items into medical equipment saved a man's life at 35,000 feet on Thanksgiving. Dr Patricia Quinlan was travelling from Philadelphia to San Francisco with her family when she saw the man fall out of a seat in front of her. She quickly realized he had not simply fallen asleep, and was actually in dire straights, with a weak pulse and dangerously low blood pressure.
  • Report: ISIS Fighters Are Being Tortured by Kurds While U.S. Looks the Other Way

    12/01/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 94 replies
    PJ news ^ | November 30th | Debra Heine
    That ISIS fighter who was seen "crying like a baby" in a video that went viral over the weekend may have had a very good reason to cry. ISIS fighters captured in Iraq with the help of U.S. forces are allegedly being tortured, the Daily Beast reports. And because the fate of ISIS prisoners is apparently low on their priority list, the Obama administration is looking away. On Oct. 22, a team of Kurdish soldiers, backed up by elite commandos from the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, raided an ISIS prison compound in the Iraqi town of Hawija, where Kurdish intelligence...
  • Georgia bunker ‘The Facility’ hits market for $17.5 million (SLIDESHOW)

    12/01/2015 7:27:06 AM PST · by NRx · 36 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | 11-16-2015 | Phil W. Hudson
    A underground facility and bunker dubbed “The Facility” in Southeast Georgia two hours from Savannah just hit the market for $17.5 million. The property, which is exclusively listed by Sister Hood of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead Office, was built in 1969 and fully renovated to government standards in 2012. According to Harry Norman, it is the only hardened and privately owned underground bunker of its kind in the United States. The property features a commercial 3-Phase power plant, in addition to its own 8Kw new solar backup system. The facility is also equipped with a $100,000 CCTV security system. Upcoming...
  • Daddy Long Legs Musical Will Be Live-Streamed Free Online

    11/30/2015 9:14:54 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Playbill ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Olivia Clement
    The Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs has announced that it will be the first-ever Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast online to the world for free on Dec. 10 at 8 PM ET. Following the live broadcast, the performance will be replayed in the respective times in Los Angeles (8 PM PT), London (8 PM GMT) and Tokyo (JST). To register for the live stream, visit the website here. The two-actor production officially opened at the Davenport Theatre Sept. 28. The new musical, about a romance that spans several years and is developed through letters, features music and lyrics by Tony...
  • Has the Cruz Campaign Alienated Endorsement Target Tim Huelskamp?

    11/30/2015 9:05:17 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | ELAINA PLOTT & ALEXIS LEVINSON
    On November 18, as Ted Cruz pitched his candidacy to select congressional Republicans in the main dining room of the Capitol Hill Club, he faced an uncomfortable question from Representative Paul Gosar. Why, Gosar asked, was the consulting firm owned by Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, working to unseat fellow Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp, a congressman the Cruz campaign is trying to woo? Axiom Strategies, the Kansas City consulting firm founded by Roe, has long been involved with super PACs seeking to oust Huelskamp from his seat in Kansas’s first district. In 2014, Axiom consulted for the “Now or...
  • Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters' [1 Cor 5]

    11/30/2015 9:43:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters". He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. The mosque visit was seen as perhaps the most difficult part of his Africa tour, a BBC correspondent says. Pope Francis then held the final Mass of his Africa trip in Bangui. He was speaking in Latin, which was then translated into the local Sango language. His message of reconciliation appeared to have an immediate impact,...
  • NASA Says Indian Scientist's Theory Is Correct, Black Holes Don't Really Exist

    11/29/2015 4:24:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    India Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | Bobins Abraham
    American space agency, the NASA had recently observed flares of X-rays from a black hole, which goes against the conventional notion that they are compact particles with such huge gravity that even light can't escape. Last month NASA announced that two of its space telescopes caught a huge burst of X-ray spewing out of a super massive black hole. These flairs appeared to be be triggered by the eruption of a charged particle from the black hole, which according to conventional belief doesn't let anything out. The latest findings are in accordance with the theory of Indian astrophysicist Abhas Mitra...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

    11/29/2015 1:16:47 PM PST · by digger48 · 33 replies
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University ^ | Dr. Everett Piper, President
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt "victimized" by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/29/2015 10:59:14 AM PST · by Faith · 8 replies
    November 29, 2015 | Faith
    In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David, and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. Jeremiah 33:15
  • Nepal fuel crisis spikes smuggling in border areas: SSB

    11/29/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin
    ,TNN ^ | | Nov 29, 2015, 10.31 PM IST | Kanwardeep Singh
    For the past two months, Nepal's southern ethnic minority, the Madhesi, has been barring the entry of trucks of fuel and essential goods from India as part of protests demanding greater rights under Nepal's new constitution. The blockade has left this Himalayan-locked country with shortages of fuel and cooking gas, medicines, and increasingly, basic relief supplies like tents and blankets. There are mile-long lines for petrol and diesel, winding snakes for LPG cylinders in most Nepal cities. Commuting is a challenge: Public buses are overcrowded, taxi prices have shot up and many schools have shut. A black market in petrol...
  • Christianity, Western History Deemed “Incredibly Offensive”

    11/29/2015 5:03:44 AM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 11/27/15 | Dave Blount
    Our own heritage is considered to be “incredibly offensive” by the leftist ruling class: A religious-freedom advocacy group has filed its second grievance in as many weeks with the Army, again demanding that imagery featuring a red crucifix be removed from Army signage — and this time, insisting the aviation unit involved change its logo and its nickname. We truly are living in George Orwell World. By “religious-freedom advocacy,” they mean “devoted to the eradication of Christianity.”
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church to remove images of Confederate flags

    11/28/2015 3:09:39 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 23, 2015 | LAURA KEBEDE
    The historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy” has begun removing all images of the Confederate flag from within its walls. The measure includes six plaques with various versions of the Confederate flag, the church’s coat of arms with the flag on kneelers at the high altar, and bookplates in some books in the church’s library. The coat of arms will be retired, and the church will start to dig deeper in its history, the role of race and slavery in that history, and how parishioners can engage in conversations about race in the Richmond...
  • Threatened with lawsuit, Wisconsin district cancels reading of book about transgender girl

    11/28/2015 11:37:57 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    680News ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | AP
    <p>MOUNT HOREB, Wis. - A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.</p> <p>The Mount Horeb Area School District released a statement Wednesday saying it will not proceed with its planned reading of the book "I am Jazz," the Capital Times reported. The district said it would give the Board of Education the opportunity to address a situation, for which the district has no current policy.</p>
  • Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power

    11/27/2015 10:47:16 AM PST · by NRx · 66 replies
    Hendon Publishing ^ | January 2014 | Evan Marshall
    Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power Update Written by Evan Marshall Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power UpdateBy Evan MarshallThe ability to stop a fight with a handgun bullet is often a difficult goal to achieve. However, the ability to select ammunition designed to protect both officers and citizens is too critical a task to rely on artificial test mediums in sterile lab environments. Such test mediums have value, but unlike the human body, they are a homogeneous substance that offers the same ballistic resistance throughout. Humans, however, offer varying levels of resistance and as such a homogeneous test medium cannot offer us the...
  • Carr: Yes, it's safe to say 'Christmas'

    11/27/2015 1:52:19 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/27/15 | Howie Carr
    This just in to the newsroom — Deval Patrick is no longer governor of the commonwealth. We are reminded of these glad tidings by a simple press release that was issued Thanksgiving Eve. It announced that next Tuesday evening, the new governor will be lighting a “Christmas tree” at the State House. No muss, no fuss, no controversy. It’s Christmas, so a Christmas tree is going up on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas! Granted, it’s a small step on a long road, but after eight years of the PC malaise that marked Deval Patrick’s disastrous tenure, at least a bit of...
  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • Harris County (GA) Sheriff's Office puts up 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by digger48 · 15 replies
    wltz ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    HARRIS COUNTY, Ga.- Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County put up a new welcome sign right outside the sheriff's office. It starts with the sentence 'warning Harris County is politically incorrect'. Sheriff Jolley said there's a vast majority of people who are silent about their beliefs but he's not going to remain tight lipped. "I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine" Jolley explained. A Facebook post in the Harris County Neighborhood Watchers group already has hundreds of likes and...
  • Ex-officer indicted for fabrications found dead at his home

    11/26/2015 5:07:43 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/26/15 | Bos Herald
    MILLIS, Mass. — A former police officer fired and indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving. Bryan Johnson, 24, was pronounced dead early Thursday, the Norfolk district attorney's office said in a statement. Police said they were called to the home around 3:30 a.m. by another resident of the house who found Johnson unresponsive. They said no signs of foul play were found at the scene, and the death was not being investigated as...
  • Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

    11/26/2015 4:10:18 AM PST · by Bobalu · 23 replies
    raspberrypi.org ^ | 26th Nov 2015 | Eben Upton
    Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family
  • Potentially Deadly ‘Kissing Bug’ Spreads to More Than Half of US, Including California

    11/25/2015 11:29:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a potentially deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way into every southern state, impacting more than half of the United States. There have been reports of it in California as well, according to CDC, which noted four of the 11 different species of the bug -- also known as triatomines -- have been spotted in the state. The bug typically feeds on the blood of mammals, including humans and pets, biting them in the lip area. If the bug is infected with parasites and defecates in the wound,...
  • Uncomfortable on my own campus

    11/25/2015 8:09:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/23/15 | Korman
    ...Two demands specific to the campus were the implementation of the Survivor Bill of Rights and mandatory adherence to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which were introduced by the Coalition to End Rape Culture and Students for Justice in Palestine, respectively... Going from an issue such as rape culture and the problems associated with it at UMass and bettering our accommodations for transgender students, I just couldn’t understand how BDS fell into the same category... Attending the Million Student March was the first time I’ve ever personally felt uncomfortable being somewhere because of my identity. As a pro-Israel student...
  • The role of masculinity in school shootings (men = bad)

    11/25/2015 7:58:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 21 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/23/15 | Saee-Nazari
    ...While we call to combat mental illness, we must take the same approach in examining gender and deconstruct what it means to be a man. To be a “man” means to be straight and cisgender because masculinity is constructed to be heteronormative and cisnormative. Any signs of ‘femininity’ or diverging from a man’s gender role is discouraged, often invoking the use of derogatory terms. Men are emasculated for not conforming to our culture’s masculinity through the use of terms that are violently misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic. The violence that is encouraged in masculinity isn’t only physical or verbal, but systematic......
  • EU flags disappear from Polish government press briefings

    11/25/2015 6:44:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/15
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new prime minister has broken with the practice of pro-European predecessors and has removed the EU flag from her weekly news conference. Beata Szydlo appeared Tuesday to brief reporters after the first working meeting with her Cabinet since the conservative Law and Justice party took power last week, and stood in front of Polish flags only. Asked about the change, Szydlo said that in these difficult times she is grateful that Poland belongs to NATO and the EU, but that government press briefings devoted to national matters will from now on take place "against the...
  • New Breastfeeding Studies: Mainstream Media Still Ignores the Obvious

    11/25/2015 6:37:35 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 19 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/25/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    About two weeks ago I linked to a piece from the Christian Post entitled "Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer [ABC] Linked." It reports, "Of the approximate 74 research studies conducted on the ABC link since 1973, 58 show a direct connection between increased breast cancer rates and induced abortion. All of these studies were conducted by international medical organizations. A more recent study, conducted by a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, also supports the ABC link." ...No less than The New York Times, ABC News, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) have, in the last few days, reported...
  • Rose Kennedy talks about daughter's lobotomy, banning crying in the 'cursed' clan and...(truncated)

    11/25/2015 1:20:22 AM PST · by beaversmom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    ***** Leamer, who has authored four books on the famous Irish-American family, has written a new play based on the tapes, titled Rose, which is set to premiere in New York City on November 29. In an interview with People, the historian has shared some of the more interesting topics Rose weighed in on during the 40 hours of interview tapes. ***** Among the hot topics that were deemed too controversial for her memoir was daughter Rosemary's 1941 lobotomy. The third-eldest Kennedy child, Rosemary was born with cognitive disabilities in 1918, and never progressed beyond the intellectual level of a...
  • Smart Car Seat Senses Driver’s Physical And Mental State

    11/24/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies
    CBS LA ^ | November 23, 2015 7:21 PM | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A new smart car seat can keep a driver calm by actively monitoring the commuter’s physical and mental status, according to the maker. “We’ve built a seat called Active Wellness. And what it does is allows us to understand something about your heart rate, your respiration rate, and then analyze that to really understand your stress level,” said Matthew Benson, an advanced innovation manager at Faurecia, one of the world’s largest automotive-equipment suppliers.
  • 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...