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  • Nine Asylum Seekers Charged With Gang-Raping German School Teacher

    02/25/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Feb 23 Daily Mail article copied and pasted onto ^ | February 23, 2017 Daily Mail February 25, 2017 | Daily Mail copied and pasted by Michael Ware
    It seems evident that there is a problem, until last couple years it was unknown or at least unreported. There is an apparent disdain within Islam for women. This disdain is not only seen in the way they treat women as property to be bought and sold, or even the sex slave passages in the Quran.The biggest indication of this comes from the fact that Islamic men are prone to rap. This is seen in almost every place that the Islamic asylum seeker goes. Further, it should be pointed out that this holds true for every point of origin.Whether he...
  • Chicago's Record Violence Spills Into 2017 With 28 Shot on New Year's Day

    01/04/2017 12:03:30 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    The record-setting violence Chicago saw in 2016 extended into the New Year -- with 28 people shot in the city on the first day of January alone, according to data from the Chicago Police Department. The first shooting of 2017 happened at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, when two men were taken to the hospital after one man was shot in the chest and the other in the back in a drive-by, according to the Chicago Police Department. Three men were killed in the shootings. Of those shot, five victims were women and three of the victims were minors. [Snip] Chicago saw...
  • If We Had Our way: New Year's Resolutions for the New Congress

    01/02/2017 1:41:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Charles Scaliger
    Now that the dust has settled on the elections, the time has come (or so some of the punditry in the media assure us) to set aside political acrimony and unite under the new leadership of President-elect Donald Trump and the new House and Senate. Although it’s far from clear what President Trump will choose to prioritize, now that he will face the realities of entrenched political interests in Washington instead of his fired-up political base on the hustings, it seems at least possible that he will show much more sympathy for certain constitutionalist and Americanist causes — such as...
  • 10-Tips-for-Better-New-Year's-Resolutions [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2016 5:28:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    America Needs ^ | 2017 | America Needs
    1. Be honest. Know yourself. What is your strongest virtue? What is your worst vice? Therefore, tailor your resolution so it strengthens your good side and fights your bad one. A one-size fits all resolution is useless. 2. Be specific. Don't use generalities. They don't work. For example, if you need to be more humble, just saying "I am going to be more humble," is useless. You need to zero in on one situation where you need to practice humility and resolve to improve in that one situation. 3. Be simple. Don't make it complicated. Focus on something you...
  • 'New Year's Eve Comet' and More

    12/30/2016 3:02:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies ^ | Dec 30,2016 | Samantha Mathewson
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted a video about Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, which has been growing more prominent in the sky since Dec. 15. On New Year's Eve, the comet will be visible through a telescope or binoculars near the crescent moon, sporting a blueish-green head and thin, fan-shaped tail, NASA researchers said.
  • New Year’s @ the MLA

    12/29/2016 7:53:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 29, 2016, | Malcolm A. Kline
    While you're getting started on your New Year's resolutions, we're knocking one off of our own bucket list: We’ll be kicking off 2017 with our friends at the Modern Language Association (MLA) at their annual convention in Philadelphia. Several thousand English professors will be in the City of Brotherly Love to attend about 800 panels featuring a couple thousand of their peers on topics near to the heart of most academics: Not only do they give a new twist to old favorites of theirs but they also preview the studies and core curricula of college students everywhere. Thus, you can...
  • Biden Vacations in Virgin Islands for Second Time in Three Months

    03/08/2014 8:41:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/7/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden would spend the weekend vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's his second vacation there in three months. His White House schedule reads: DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are no public events scheduled. And as Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported on December 27, the vice president spent New Year's on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • New Year’s Resolutions for Real Reform

    01/13/2016 6:40:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2016 | Joseph Lehman
    Some historical leaders famously wrote resolutions to help them achieve lofty goals. Even if they didn't keep them perfectly, they probably came closer than if they had set their sights low. In that spirit, I humbly offer these model resolutions for real reform of our troubled state as we begin 2010. For government officials — Resolved, to read our constitutions and my oath of office and pursue no action that is not in strict fidelity to those documents; to pursue no policy that benefits my constituents at the expense of anyone else's; to maintain a voting record that matches my...
  • The Happiest of New Years

    01/06/2016 12:29:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 6, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Just think of the parade of years you have known or will know, as they used to fly off the screen in those old black-and-white movies of the 1940s. Look for Loretta Young and Robert Montgomery to appear on the front page any day. Think of New Year's Day 1914, before what was then known as the Great War engulfed us, and what we were once allowed to call Western Civilization changed forever. Think of New Year's Day 1939, in England. All was still teddibly English and proper: Peace in Our Time had been declared in September 1938. All was...
  • Bernie and Hillary Inspired My Wish List for 2016

    01/02/2016 7:28:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 1, 2016 | Michael Hausam
    I spent some time on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander's websites, waiting for the ball to drop. I was inspired. With as much reach-across-the aisle moderation and coalition-building attitude as possible, I compiled a few 2016 political resolutions. The issues are basically copy and pasted from H-Rod and Bernie's sites. The fleshed-out details are mine. Paint me a kumbaya-crooning hopeful idealist if you must, but these are truly and honestly the things that I'm hoping will occur: Gun Violence Prevention There is too much gun violence and there are too many murders. Merely banning guns or restricting the purchasing of...
  • What do YOU record as End-of-Year data to remember?

    12/31/2015 2:42:43 PM PST · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    12/31/15 | Self
    Given the times we are in and the abilities that we have, I am curious if others do as I do and record certain End-of-Year data for comparison from yer to year. Some of the obvious ones are personal like weight and miles run/cycled. Others are more business-like, say car odometer for business miles use, Electric Meter reading for year usage. Watching the change in net worth can be good or depressing but attention needs to be paid!
  • Paris Scales Back NYE Event Amid Terror Fears (NYE = New Year's Eve)

    12/31/2015 7:19:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 31 December 2015 | staff
    Authorities in Paris have scaled back the city's New Year's Eve celebrations over heightened terror fears after Brussels cancelled its festivities. The usual fireworks display in the French capital has been scrapped and replaced by a five-minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe just before midnight...
  • Brussels cancels New Year's festivities, fireworks over terror threat: mayor

    12/30/2015 12:56:30 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 30, 2015 | AFP
    The annual New Year's Eve festivities and fireworks in the heart of Brussels have been cancelled for security reasons, the mayor announced on Wednesday, as the Belgian capital remains on high alert over a possible terror threat.
  • A Prescription for a Truly Happy New Year

    12/30/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Do you want this next year to be happier than the last? A first century letter written in prison by the Apostle Paul to the Philippian Christians has much advice on how to know true joy, and much of it was confirmed in May, 2015 by a major study released by the Mayo Clinic. The study said that happier people are healthier people. That's why the Mayo Clinic studied the issue of happiness in the first place. After its release, CBSNewYork reported on this study: "After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo...
  • 2015 Was an Awful Year? Look Again

    12/30/2015 10:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    OF COURSE 2015 was a miserable year; all years are miserable. It was a year of rampage killings and police brutality, of natural disasters and government corruption. There were ghastly terror attacks and devastating civil wars, floods of refugees and acts of unspeakable cruelty. Airliners were blown out of the sky. Priceless antiquities were destroyed. Politics seethed with incivility. Too many innocents died young, too many officials lied, too many victims suffered.You don't have to look far for proof that this has been an annus horribilis, and that things are getting worse. You never do. The conviction of decline routinely...
  • 14 New Years Resolutions for Liberals

    12/28/2015 4:00:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
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  • Paris to celebrate New Year under high surveillance (Muslim tradition - burning cars)

    12/27/2015 3:40:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    France 24 via MSN ^ | 12/27/15 | Avi Davis
    The traditional New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees will be the first large assembly to be sanctioned in Paris since France's state of emergency started in November. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather on Paris's Champs-Elysees to celebrate the "Reveillon," as the French call December 31. But after a year that started with the Charlie Hebdo attacks and ended with the November 13 shooting and bomb attacks that killed 130 people, it was unclear whether New Year celebrations in Paris would go ahead as usual. France has been under a state of emergency since November 13, and...
  • Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

    12/20/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 dec 2015 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday. During raids in several cities across Java island on Friday and Saturday, police arrested five members of an alleged extremist network and seized chemicals, laboratory equipment and a flag inspired by the Islamic State group. Among those arrested was Asep Urip, a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, and his 35-year-old pupil Zaenal, whom police allege was being "groomed" to...
  • Islamic Army threatens attacks in US

    01/05/2005 1:39:05 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    Agence France Presse | January 4, 2004
    The Islamic Army in Iraq, one of the main armed groups fighting US forces in the war-torn country, has threatened to carry out attacks inside the United States, according to a statement posted on a website on Monday. This year "will bring woes on America. The mujahedeen (holy warriors) have prepared big surprises for your sons outside America and a big surprise for you inside America," said the statement whose authenticity could not be confirmed. The statement appeared to mark a disturbing shift in strategy by the shadowy Sunni Muslim group which has claimed a number of attacks and...
  • National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

    03/17/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.