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  • Orcs March On Minas Tirith In Mostly Peaceful Protest

    07/27/2020 3:55:03 PM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/27/2020
    MINAS TIRITH—Orcs marched on Minas Tirith this morning in a mostly peaceful protest. The rioters marched for peace, justice, and love in a calm, peaceful, orderly gathering outside the city walls. The mostly peaceful protesters launched peaceful siege projectiles at the city and sent Nazguls to maul Gondorian soldiers in a demonstration of their love and tolerance. "Everything is very calm, very peaceful here," said a reporter from Gondor News Network. "It's very tranquil." Just then, an Oliphaunt charged right at him and flattened him into lembas bread. Gondor's government was criticized for "police brutality" when, after a long period...
  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of China’s confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the world’s scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the world’s? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • Caught between Trump and its biggest market, America’s sole rare earths mine is an unusual victim

    05/27/2019 4:47:29 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 35 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Updated: 9:03am, 27 May, 2019 | Eric Ng
    MP Materials, which runs the sole operating rare earths mine in the United States, is an unusual victim in the year-long tit-for-tat trade war between the two largest economies on the planet, as the conflict looks set to open up a new battlefront over technology. The operator of the Mountain Pass mine in California said it will kick-start its own processing operation by the end of 2020, after China last week more than doubled an import duty on concentrates to 25 per cent effective June 1. MP exports pellets – ground-up ores that contain oxides of rare earth elements –...
  • U.S. Intelligence Estimates Millions of Chinese Deaths From Coronavirus

    04/18/2020 3:07:09 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 74 replies
    Rapture Forums Articles ^ | April 16, 2020 | By Joseph Klein
    But ex-fake news CNN “fact-checker” disagrees. China’s official tally of deaths attributable to the coronavirus stands at 3,341 as of April 14, 2020. Anyone who believes that this figure is anywhere near accurate should reflect on Confucius’s quote about truth: “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” The Chinese government withheld crucial information regarding the human to human transmission of the coronavirus in the early days of the outbreak and has published phony numbers on cases and deaths in China linked to the virus ever since. The truth is coming out slowly but surely...
  • The ‘Talented’ Harvard Scholar, Charles Lieber: Why did China recruit the nanotechnology researcher?

    04/11/2020 8:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/11/2020 | Steven W. Mosher
    Professor Charles Lieber’s arrest on Jan. 28 made headlines on all the major U.S. media. After all, he was not only a Harvard professor, he was a world-class researcher in nanotechnology, working on highly sensitive research projects for the U.S. government. The FBI complaint alleges that he had been secretly participating in China’s “Thousand Talents Plan” since 2011, paid some $600,000 a year plus expenses to open and operate a lab at the Wuhan University of Technology (yes, that Wuhan). We know that China contracts with American experts in this way in order to steal their research and gain commercial...
  • BUSTED: Mike Pompeo Says He Has List of American Governors Named as 'Friendly' by Communist China (FLASHBACK 2/9/2020)

    03/24/2020 8:05:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/9/2020 | MEGAN FOX
    In a shocking speech in front of the National Governors Association, Secretary Mike Pompeo revealed that he is in possession of a list of American governors who have been listed as "friendly" by Chinese Communist infiltrators. Pompeo said he received an invitation from a former governor to attend a networking event that promised great "deal-making" opportunities with the Chinese government. This networking event was run by "The Chinese People's Association for Friendship in Foreign Countries," said Pompeo. But what the participants might not have known is that "the group is the public face of the Chinese Communist party's official foreign...
  • Hunter Biden’s Chinese Firm Invested in African ‘Blood Mine’

    01/02/2020 7:23:20 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/2/2020 | Haris Alic
    The Chosen one, Hunter Biden’s Chinese Money connected to African “Blood mines.” A private equity firm bankrolled by the Chinese government that is tied to Hunter Biden, invested in an alleged African “blood mine.”
  • Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open (Actual headline! LOL!)

    05/28/2019 7:26:59 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | May 27 | Howard Fendrich
    PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and Williams’ unforced error total already was at 15 on a windy evening. So she reacted by throwing her head back and letting out a scream. Then she stepped to the baseline to serve and stomped her right foot.
  • Serena Williams loses at US Open, misses Grand Slam

    09/11/2015 11:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 11, 2015 | Staff
    U.S. tennis star Serena Williams lost the semifinal round at the U.S. Open Friday afternoon. She was upset by Roberta Vinci of Italy. Williams was chasing a calendar Grand Slam, which hasn't been done since 1988, when Steffi Graf did it.
  • McCain: Hispanic vote 'up for grabs'

    12/04/2011 6:29:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 4, 2011 | Anne Flaherty
    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the potentially powerful Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election remains "up for grabs" because neither President Barack Obama nor Republicans have convinced these voters that they are on their side. The one-time GOP presidential hopeful, whose own 2008 candidacy was shaped in part by immigration, said that large Hispanic populations in his home state of Arizona and elsewhere are listening carefully to what Republican candidates have to say on immigration and could become a "major factor" in 2012. "I think that the Republican Party has to discuss this issue in as humane way...
  • Vanity Gun Question: Bushmaster Carbine Question (ORC)

    11/14/2008 7:51:10 PM PST · by jacega · 55 replies · 3,048+ views
    11/14/08 | Jace
    I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope. A Baraska 3X9X50mm Scope. It's looks good on the carbine! But I've never heard of Baraska scopes, I'm gonna google it and see what I can find! Has anyone else heard of them? If I can be honest, I wanted to ask all you Freepers if a Baraska scope, is a good scope! I have no idea, never heard of it! It's kinda large on the rifle, but I was wondering if I should take it off, return it, put...
  • Helen Thomas: Let's Keep Religion Out Of Presidential Race

    06/24/2004 7:24:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 77 replies · 422+ views
    The Boston Channel/ Hearst Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2004 | Helen Thomas
    Let's keep religion out of the presidential election campaign. Or is it too late? Not since 1960 when John F. Kennedy's Catholicism was a big issue has religion played such a prominent role in a national election. Kennedy confronted the issue head-on when he appeared before the Presbyterian Convention in Houston during the campaign and assured the ministers that he would not be taking orders from the Vatican if he were elected. Last Friday, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops gave priests the option of denying communion to any politician who supports abortion rights. The bishops issued a statement declaring that...
  • Scientists Find Another PLANET in our solar system!

    03/16/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 4,930+ views
    Space DOT com - Breaking News ^ | posted: 03:51 pm ET 15 March 2004 | By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer
    Scientists Find Another Huge Mini-World in Outer Solar System The most distant object ever seen orbiting the Sun is nearly as large as Pluto, expanding astronomers notions of how the solar system formed and what resides in its outskirts. The round world is currently three times farther away than Pluto from the Sun, a distance that expands even further on its 10,000-year orbit. It sits in a part of the solar system that some astronomers had thought empty. It is redder and brighter than anything astronomers have seen in the outer solar system, and scientists don't know why. The object...
  • The Inner Life of Orcs (Vanity, but not in vain, I hope!)

    12/14/2003 4:32:31 AM PST · by Iris7 · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Self
    I am a great fan of the Professor's story of the War of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings is wonderfully written; the last time I read it I found myself reading aloud to myself. The language rings and shimmers. Professor Tolkien agreed with his many critics that the story was too short. The Professor was correct in this, I believe. Another thousand pages would have rounded out the story nicely. I have a question, important to me that I wish the Professor had answered about Orcs. What were Orcs really like? Jackson gives his opinion in Towers where...
  • What about the inner life of Orcs? (Not totally vanity, I hope!)

    12/14/2003 4:04:28 AM PST · by Iris7 · 94+ views
    Self
    I am a great fan of the Professor's story of the War of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings is wonderfully written; the last time I read it I found myself reading aloud to myself. The language rings and shimmers. Professor Tolkien agreed with his many critics that the story was too short. The Professor was correct in this, I believe. Another thousand pages would have rounded out the story nicely. I have a question, important to me that I wish the Professor had answered about Orcs. What were Orcs really like? Jackson gives his opinion in Towers where...