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  • ‘Merkel understood nothing’: AfD’s fury in east Germany

    10/22/2017 2:56:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    Cottbus (Germany) (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel hails from Germany’s ex-communist East, yet it is here where the anger against her runs deepest and the far-right protest party AfD has celebrated its strongest gains. The electoral success of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, which scored 12.6 percent in September 24 elections, stunned much of the country. But in Cottbus, located in the Lusatia coal mining region near the Polish border, many cheered the strong result for the party whose battle cry is “Merkel must go”. In the city of 100,000 people that is dominated by drab Soviet-style tower blocks, the...
  • Israel Declares Ukraine Safe, Removing Hurdle to Rejecting Citizens' Asylum Requests

    10/22/2017 1:40:20 AM PDT · by NorseViking
    Haaretz ^ | Inal Lior
    Israel will now be able to reject Ukrainian citizens' asylum requests more rapidly because of new guidelines from the Population and Immigration Authority, which deem Ukraine a safe state. The guidelines, which go into effect on Tuesday, come after a sharp rise in applications for asylum from Ukrainians; under the new rules, there will be no impediment to returning Ukrainian citizens back to their country. The last two years have a seen a spike in the number of asylum requests by Ukrainians, who can enter Israel without a visa. Many are brought here by middlemen who promise them work and...
  • It’s not women who get pregnant — it’s ‘people’

    10/22/2017 1:36:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 10/22/17 | Andrew Gilligan
    The government has said the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people. Feminists reacted with outrage to what they said was the latest example of “making women unmentionable” in the name of transgender equality. The statement comes in Britain’s official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976. The UN treaty says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty. Yet in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office submission, Britain opposes...
  • Bombshell scope! Sentencing Judge behind OBAMA/Russia collusion is a corrupt Obama stooge!

    10/22/2017 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Nateman · 24 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | Oct 22, 2017 | Nateman
    I just put some pieces of a puzzle together and as far as I know the only people who know this connection are the guilty scumbags involved! The Obama stooge I refer to is Federal Judge Theodore D. Chuang. Perhaps you remember the name? He’s the second treasonous POS judge who set aside President Trumps immigration order. Not only that but Obama stooge Chuang stonewalled the Congressional Benghazi investigation! What better tool to make sure Congress did not learn about the corrupt uranium dealings of Vadim Mikerin , who was the American mastermind of the Russian collusion deal!
  • 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

    10/22/2017 12:42:33 AM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Menna Zaki
    CAIRO (AP) - At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.
  • Stop Criticizing Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin Says So.

    10/22/2017 12:09:53 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    If you want to be a good American, listen to Vladimir Putin and stop criticizing Donald Trump. That’s the “helpful” suggestion the Russian president made Thursday at a foreign affairs conference in Sochi, according to the state-run Tass news agency. “Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions,” Putin said, before adding this dig: “Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the U.S. political system.” Putin then...
  • Trump Launches Petition to Stand for National Anthem

    10/21/2017 11:56:29 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/22/17 | staff
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  • Carnage on the streets of Ukraine as heiress 'jumps red light and kills six'

    10/21/2017 11:54:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    ibtimes.co.uk ^ | October 19, 2017 | Roger Baird
    A glamorous oligarch's daughter has been has been detained after claims that she "jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd", resulting in the deaths of six people. There was carnage on the streets of the Ukrainian city Kharkiv, after a Lexus driven by Alyona Zaitseva struck a VW Touareg before completely overturning and landing on its wheels. It then went on to plough through people waiting on the pavement at a pedestrian crossing. The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl. Among the seriously wounded is a woman who is seven months pregnant, described as being in a grave condition...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 22, 2017 (Prayer)

    10/21/2017 11:38:21 PM PDT · by Faith · 9 replies
    October 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Celebrities Make It Official: Pick Trump or Us

    10/21/2017 11:34:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    HOLLYWOOD IN TOTO ^ | 10/15/2017 | Christian Toto
    Two prominent stars say what many Hollywood dwellers have been hinting at since Nov. 8, 2016. For a while one message rang out from Team Hollywood in the Age of Trump. The industry didnÂ’t want you as a customer if you wear a red MAGA hat. Oh, celebrities didnÂ’t actually mouth those words. Instead, they embedded their disgust for both President Donald Trump and his admirers in nearly everything they did. - Movies. - TV shows - Late night monologues. - PSAs - Press interviews - Social media We got the message, even if they didnÂ’t actually say it. Denver...
  • Good question: Where were all the leakers/reporters on the Uranium One scandal?

    10/21/2017 10:57:52 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/21/2017 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy has reported, there hasn’t been much in the headlines about a story broken by The Hill on Tuesday that essentially confirmed something Donald Trump suggested throughout his campaign; that is, Russian nuclear officials routed millions to the Clintons’ charitable foundation and ended up capturing 20 percent of America’s uranium supply during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.The Hill reported: Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes...
  • Harvey claims he's cured! Weinstein completes sex addict rehab in ONE WEEK then blasts ...

    10/21/2017 10:56:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    Complete Headline: Harvey claims he's cured! Weinstein completes sex addict rehab in ONE WEEK then blasts accuser Lupita Nyong'o as a liar for her claims he forced her to massage him Harvey Weinstein has completed a one-week sex addiction rehab in Arizona Psychologist says he is 'dealing with his anger' and starting to 'work on empathy' This despite reports that Weinstein was boorish in group therapy session Disgraced producer was pulled from group after one session, psychologist says Weinstein will reportedly remain in Arizona for additional stint with doctors Spokesperson says he has 'different recollection' of Lupita Nyong'o encounter Unnamed...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

    10/21/2017 10:34:58 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests. Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 — before Donald Trump entered the race — was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark...
  • Report: Bill O'Reilly settled another sexual harassment claim for $32 million

    10/21/2017 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Paul Farhi
    Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly secretly settled a sexual harassment allegation with a network contributor for $32 million - the largest, by far, of six such agreements that eventually toppled the outspoken commentator, according to a new report. The New York Times said Bill O'Reilly agreed to the settlement in January with Lis Wiehl, a longtime legal analyst at Fox who had worked with O’Reilly and had once offered him legal advice. Despite knowledge of a settlement with Wiehl, Fox renewed its contract with O'Reilly in February, paying him $25 million per year over four years, the paper said....
  • After Raqqa, the U.S. sees Russia, Assad looming over remaining Syrian battlefield

    10/21/2017 10:25:04 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 3 replies
    Rapid advances by Russian- and Iranian-backed government forces in eastern Syria are thwarting the U.S. military’s hopes of pressing deeper into Islamic State territory after winning the battle for Raqqa. An expansion of territory held by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad is also likely to provide Assad with additional leverage in political negotiations over Syria’s future, talks the United Nations hopes to reconvene next month. In a statement this week, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres said the “latest developments” in Syria pointed “to the urgent need to reinvigorate the political process.” The recent government gains have cut off the...
  • Mother forced to CLOSE coffee shop after daughter refused to host a 'Coffee with a Cop' evening

    10/21/2017 10:12:20 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2017 | Keith Griffith
    'I've lost my business': Mother is forced to CLOSE her coffee shop after her daughter refused to host a 'Coffee with a Cop' evening there calling police 'racist bullies' The owner of a coffee shop has been forced to shut down her business following backlash over her daughter's anti-police remarks on Facebook. Kato Mele decided to shutter the White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn, Massachusetts just a week after the controversy erupted, saying she made the decision 'so I can stop being harassed'. The uproar started when Mele's 23-year-old daughter Sophie, who works as a manager at the coffeehouse, said on...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

    (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing “politics of division” that he said was corroding American democracy. Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by backing Democrats in Nov. 7 elections in the two states. “What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times...
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful’s Jerry Yester Arrested for 30 Counts of Child Pornography

    10/21/2017 9:42:40 PM PDT · by Fedora · 18 replies
    People ^ | 10/09/2017 | Stephanie Petit
    Jerry Yester — of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Lovin’ Spoonful, known for their hits “Do You Believe in Magic” and “Summer in the City” — was arrested in Arkansas for child pornography, PEOPLE confirms.The 74-year-old musician was arrested by the Attorney General’s office Cyber Crimes Unit on Thursday. He faces 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. . .According to the Attorney General’s office, special agents began investigating Yester after they determined that someone using a computer at Yester’s address downloaded child pornography. The investigation...