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  • The Muslim Slave Trade (Documentary From 2nd Half 20th Century)

    02/12/2016 7:12:36 AM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2016/12th of February, 1790
    A video which should be posted every day during "Black History Month" and weekly during the rest of the year. Hugh Fitzgerald, one time VP (emeritus?) at JihadWatch.org, occasionally mentioned an author by the name of Theodore Parker, who wrote "Historic Americans", in which Parker describes founding father, Ben Franklin, abolitionist extraordinaire, quoting the koran in defending his abolition petition to Congress. You can read it online here: http://tinyurl.com/aa96dnm Quote: Page 27:You see the young nation in its infancy. "Hercules in his cradle, "said Franklin; but with a legion of the mystic serpents about him. If the rising sun...
  • U.S. Attorneys General Say States Should Ignore Obama’s ‘Illegal’ Climate Rules

    02/11/2016 9:52:48 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Mr. Obama’s six years of governance-through-executive-order make his a fragile legacy. Unilateral gambits can be reversed by the next President, and the other branches of government are finally reasserting their constitutional powers. As anarchic as politics can seem these days, the American system of government is still on track—sometimes.—Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 11 February 2016
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/10/2016 3:53:22 PM PST · by GraceG · 16 replies
    The Road to Seerfdom:
  • Freeper Question: What did Marco Rubio say about Barack Obama in 2009?

    02/08/2016 9:56:15 AM PST · by LS · 27 replies
    self | 2/8/2016 | LS
    I have a question that no one seems interested in asking, and which Google seems to have cleverly sanitized (if that's possible): What did Marco Rubio and Chris Christie say about Barack Obama's election and about Obama in 2009? Remember Rush Limbaugh's famous "I hope he fails" line---he knew what Obama was. Well, what did Rubio and Christie say? I Googled this and nothing comes up except Rubio's recent comments. I find that odd. Surely Rubio was asked about this at the time. Surely he had some comments, but if he did, they are certainly buried now. National Review can...
  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 5:40:33 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/7/2016 | Dan Calabrese
    If you enjoyed paying $1.59 a gallon for gas this past weekend, understand a few things. To the extent domestic production affects this, the oil industry is mostly gettings its resources on private lands. That's because Obama, while he's happy to take credit for the increased productivity and lower prices, is fighting new leases on federal lands wherever he can. That's how he can reassure his left-wing base he's an enemy of the oil industry while also taking credit for the low prices. But there is some oil being extracted on federal lands, and if that stopped all at once,...
  • Wild new theory says Earth may actually be two different planets

    02/04/2016 10:21:30 AM PST · by Smittie · 64 replies
    BGR News ^ | 02/03/2016 | Chris Smith
    A new theory says Earth is made of two planets, rather than just one. Apparently, our planet is the result of a collision that helped map the course of both Earth as we know it and the moon. According to new research from the University of California, Earth and a hypothesized early planet called Theia collided, and the two planets fused together 4.5 billion years ago. That impact also formed our moon, Science Alert explains. The initial working theory was that the Earth and Theia only side-swiped each other, sending the moon into orbit and then flying away into space....
  • The Case Against Women in Combat

    02/03/2016 10:59:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Clough
    Imagine your seventeen-year-old daughter fighting for her life in hand-to-hand combat with battle-hardened enemy soldiers. How long would she survive? Two minutes? One minute? There is a resurgent movement to push female military personnel into ever more intimate contact with hostile forces. The few arguments mustered in support of doing this focus narrowly on manpower issues or misplaced feminist vanity. In all the literature on this subject that I have collected over several years, not once have I found a proponent of women in combat who would speak honestly about the consequences of thrusting our daughters into man-against-woman festivals of...
  • Vanity - Need Help Finding Old Post

    02/02/2016 10:52:25 AM PST · by tv_techie · 9 replies
    Help! I'm doing research on improving our security at work. I'm trying to find an article posted here a couple of years ago. Someone put a lot of effort in to find out the difference in victim count when people waited for police to show up and end a mass shooting vs people on site taking action to end a shooting. I remember there being fewer victims when people didn't wait for the police. Thanks in advance!
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Is American gun culture racist and paranoid?

    02/02/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Gary Mauser
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."-Mark Twain Canada's leading newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, recently gave sympathetic reviews to a book by A.J. Somerset that portrayed American gun culture as racist and paranoid. In his book, Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, Somerset's approach to American gun culture is to search for what he calls "the Wellspring of Crazy." As he says, "This is the gun culture I am after in this book: the weird stuff." Somerset dissects movie dialogues and relates...
  • Lafayette's America

    02/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://opportunitylives.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    For several weeks, an 18th century replica ship has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from France to the U.S. L'Hermione is an exact copy of the vessel sailed by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780 to notify his friend, General George Washington, that the French king had agreed to provide troops and resources to the flailing Continental Army. This week, the boat is docked in the Washington, D.C. area, fittingly near Mount Vernon, and various French and American entities are feting the occasion. They have good reason. America's first and longest ally is France, despite occasional variances in political dispositions....
  • Horror as gangs of migrants 'assault female swimmers and masturbate in hot tub'

    01/23/2016 6:51:01 PM PST · by petenmi · 60 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    A GANG of migrant men sexually assaulted German women at a historic swimming bath, it has been claimed.Other migrants were caught "emptying their bowels" in the children's pool and masturbating in a hot tub, according to reports. They are thought to have been caught on CCTV before laughing at pool staff when challenged about their behaviour.
  • OPEN LETTER: Dear George Clooney: You Prejudiced, Pompous, Dumbass…

    01/21/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 24 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/21/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Obviously the piece is better at the original link (gifs and videos) but I've pasted the text below. Dear George Clooney, Ah, so it looks like you’ve decided to weigh in on the fake outrage of the day. I’m speaking of course of the boycotting of the Oscars being “too white.” I was wondering when you’d find the time to self-importantly chime in. South Park didn’t devote an entire episode to your “smugness” for nothing. Let me see if I’m reading you correctly... “If you think back 10 years ago, the Academy was doing a better job. Think about how...
  • Overall Best Countries Ranking

    01/21/2016 3:52:59 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 19 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | January 21, 2016 | Brian Kelly
    The overall ranking of Best Countries measures global performance on a variety of metrics.
  • Top Ten Giant Discoveries in North America [Genesis 6, Luke 17]

    01/20/2016 12:10:34 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 1/18/2016 | Hugh Newman
    The Iroquois, the Osage, the Tuscaroras, the Hurons, the Omahas, and many other North American Indians all speak of giant men who once lived and roamed in the territories of their forefathers. All over what is now the U.S. are traditions of these ancient giants. Over 1000 accounts of seven-foot and taller skeletons have reportedly been unearthed from ancient burial sites over a two-hundred-year period in North America. Newspaper accounts, town and county histories, letters, scientific journals, diaries, photos and Smithsonian ethnology reports have carefully documented this. These skeletons have been reported from coast to coast with strange anatomic anomalies...
  • Canada Is on the Verge of Instituting the Most Radical Culture of Death in the World

    01/19/2016 12:01:53 PM PST · by Heartlander · 20 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 18, 2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    Canada Is on the Verge of Instituting the Most Radical Culture of Death in the World Wesley J. Smith January 18, 2016 3:01 PM | Permalink That's right, if the nation's Supreme Court conjures a "right" to be dead, Canada will be more radical than the Netherlands, which allows psychiatrists to euthanize the mentally ill. More radical than Belgium, in which euthanasia of the disabled and mentally ill have been conjoined with organ harvesting. That's radical! Up until now, the so-called "right to die" has been a right to ask. The ultimate decision has been solely up to the doctor....
  • Electronics That Last: How I Built an Heirloom Laptop

    01/18/2016 6:30:20 PM PST · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Makezine ^ | January 15, 2016, 5:30 am PST | Kurt Mottweiler
    The Novena Heirloom is a limited edition custom enclosure system I built for use with the open-source Novena computer designed by Bunnie Huang and Sean Cross. It was crowd funded in cooperation with Portland, Oregon-based Crowd Supply. Several prototype concepts were developed for the campaign. After consulting with Huang, we decided to forgo an easel design in favor of a more traditional clam shell laptop. The requirement for user access to the internal components argued for a removable keypad and drove the final result. The thrust of the design concept is informed by, and hopefully serves as homage to, the...
  • Vanity: Helicopter statistics

    01/18/2016 11:50:39 AM PST · by Kirkwood · 42 replies
    N/A | N/A | self
    Any helicopter experts out there? Maybe someone with ties to the industry? I'm looking for statistical information about helicopter use, or someone who can point me to a web source with reliable stats.
  • Some New Words for the English Dictionary that refer to Donald Trump

    01/12/2016 3:52:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    1/12/2016 | Nikos1121
    I've organized some words that I've heard a time or two, and proposed a few of my own. Please feel free to add some of your own. This is done in fun, and not to malign, criticize or be disrespectful to anyone. I truly hope that in time, all of us here on this wonderful forum will coalesce behind one candidate and campaign for that person and return our country to its former greatness and place of leadership in the world for those who inspire for peaceful freedom and liberty. May God Bless Our Country and the people who serve...
  • "Making a Murderer"? Just more Liberal, Netflix Propaganda. Exposed...

    01/11/2016 4:18:47 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/11/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Everyone has seen Making a Murderer on Netflix. Which goes to show just how much time we’re spending on Netflix, doesn’t it? A lot of time. If you haven’t seen Making a Murderer, spoiler alert: you get screwed, manipulated, plus you spent ten hours watching this show. Ten hours of you’re life you’ll never get back. I’m collecting names for a class action lawsuit (just kidding… ish). VIDEO AT LINK Yes, there was a lot of crap that happened in the trial. Yes, the documentary shone a light on the corruption which sometimes happens in the justice department. However, Steven...
  • The Myth of the Objective Scientist

    01/11/2016 12:02:11 PM PST · by Heartlander · 20 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 11, 2016 | David Klinghoffer
    The Myth of the Objective Scientist David Klinghoffer January 11, 2016 11:31 AM | Permalink Though rare, it's gratifying to see someone in the media pulling back the covers that normally hide the passions and prejudices that drive scientists, just like they do everyone else. Writing about a recent book by Alice Dreger, Toby Young in the London Spectator considers the career of anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon who was long vilified by his colleagues (though more recently rehabilitated). His offense? He cast doubt on what Young calls the "myth of the noble savage," a bedrock notion of progressivism: How much longer...
  • First Lady Launches Counterattack (1998 repeat)

    01/10/2016 7:14:27 PM PST · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 1998; Page A01 | David Maraniss
    First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday launched a vigorous counterattack on behalf of her husband's beleaguered presidency, declaring that the president is the victim of a "politically motivated" prosecutor allied with a "vast right-wing conspiracy." Using a nationally televised interview as her forum, she assumed a familiar and crucial role as Bill Clinton's first defender. She said she knew him better than anyone in the world, still loved him, and fully believed his denial of allegations that he had entered into a sexual relationship with a White House intern and had urged the young woman to lie about it. The...
  • I must state the obvious

    01/09/2016 9:36:28 PM PST · by jdirt · 47 replies
    The me times ^ | jan 9, 2016 | jdirt
    For the last few days various outlets have been bringing up the eligibility issue of the presidency. And all of them have been so dishonest. Some have stated that it needs to be litigated, some have stated that citizenship and natural born citizen is the same thing, some have stated that only one parent is required when born abroad, still another purported that our first 7 presidents weren't born here so its ok, totally ignoring the grandfather clause, Glenn Beck. It kinda po's me when people say it should be litigated when anyone with an ounce of integrity should know...
  • Alan Grayson VS Cruz.Should GOP Candidates Deem Grayson A Racist Being Cruz Is Hispanic?

    01/08/2016 6:59:06 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    So are we all laughing at Alan Grayson who is threating to have a cow if Cruz is the nominee? But where was Mr. Grayson when Obama won the nomination? And remember how anyone who questioned Obama's Birthplace/Certificate Where-Abouts were declared a racist? Well, Alan Grayson should also be deemed a racist for trying to take out Ted Cruz, right? Now that would be beyond wonderful if all the GOP candidates declared Grayson a racist for "Messin'" with an Hispanic Presidential Candidate!
  • To Be or Not To Be: What ‘Muslim’ Actually Means

    01/07/2016 6:32:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Clare Lopez
    The entire debate about what it means to be "Muslim" and shariah-compliant might be solved with a quick lesson in Arabic grammar. This is because the word "Muslim" contains in its Arabic meaning its own definition.
  • How to Find an Honest and Reliable Mechanic

    01/07/2016 9:09:03 AM PST · by virgil283 · 17 replies
    art of manliness ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jeremy Anderberg
    When looking for recommendations for a good mechanic, first ask your immediate local network. Ask your Facebook friends, ask the guy next door, heck, even ask your mailman if you want. Reviews from real people who you trust will always be more useful and beneficial.. Another route is the Napa estimator. This tool uses make, model, year, and zip code to account for geographic and regional differences.
  • Russell Kirk as a Political Theorist

    01/07/2016 8:55:52 AM PST · by don-o · 4 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/1/12 | John East
    In Kirk's view the main Roots of modern political theory are found in the spirit of the Renaissance and in the mind of the Enlightenment. He connects the former with "the theological and moral confusion from which our society has suffered since the sixteenth century."[7] More specifically, Kirk explains, "In some ages - the period we call the Renaissance conspicuous among these - the overweening ego claims too much."[8] The problem is essentially one of pride, the most ancient and cardinal of vices and evils: "Man was only a little lower than the angels...having it within his power to become...
  • Do Liberals Know The History Of Their Own Ideas ?

    01/06/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by knarf · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2016 | Dan McLaughlin
    The question intrigued me ... and the article does, too
  • OPERATION CHAOS II: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO "THE BERNIE BOONDOGGLE"

    01/06/2016 10:41:46 AM PST · by struggle · 10 replies
    self (vanity) | 1/6/16 | struggle
    The primaries are starting soon, and it is pretty obvious that Hillary will beat Bernie by a bit unless something substantial happens. With that in mind, let's use our talents together for a great cause - Operation Chaos II As it becomes apparent that Bernie can't win, let's use our collective online presence to make suggestions that Bernie should form a third party/conduct a write-in campaign. Since most Bernie supporters are ignorant idealists, they may wholeheartedly accept this and the movement may coalesce. Imagine the outcome. Process: 1. Log into news/liberal site. 2. Sound progressive and have fun with it....
  • A Disturbing Warning From UBS: "Buy Gold" Because A 30% Bear Market Is Coming

    01/06/2016 10:07:26 AM PST · by amorphous · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Wall Street axioms (Santa rally, January effect, as goes January etc.) are rapidly falling by the wayside at the start of 2016, following a chaotic but return-less 2015, the UBS analysts who correctly forecast last year's volatility are out with their forecast for 2016. It's simple - Sell Stocks, Buy Gold. UBS Technical Analysts Michael Riesner and Marc Muller warn the seven-year cycle in equities is rolling over.
  • Exclusive - Sarah Palin: Obama Wept

    01/05/2016 7:37:40 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Obama wept. America is forced to weep over Obama's releasing violent criminals into our communities - like the 121 illegal aliens who committed murders after they were released from custody by the Obama administration instead of being deported. And that doesn't take into account the others we don't know about. The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across the globe.
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    01/05/2016 2:00:33 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 26 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unknown | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, it's always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • Would progressives freak out if insurance companies claimed that policies were living documents?

    01/05/2016 1:08:38 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    Full title: Would progressive ideologues freak out if an insurance company claimed that policies were living and breathing documents? At the time I signed my policy. That's the deal. But what if the insurance company had a panel of nine experts wearing black robes that actually said that the policy was a little different than that, just because I signed my policy 5 years ago? Hey, things have changed. We need to evolve with the times. All that insurance providers ask or desire is permission - in an era when "development," "evolution," is the scientific word - to interpret this...
  • 'Their sacrifice will never be forgotten': Victims of Benghazi massacre return home (trunc)

    01/03/2016 9:43:36 PM PST · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:10 EST, 14 September 2012 | James Nye and Beth Stebner
    President Barack Obama on Friday honored the four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, recalling their lives in deeply personal terms and declaring the United States will never pull back on its principles or 'retreat from the world.' The coffins of the four men were brought back to the United States on a military transport plane this afternoon and carried by serving officers to waiting hearses parked under a giant hanging Stars and Stripes. 'Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. We will bring to justice those who took them from us,' said President Barack Obama...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2016

    01/01/2016 6:28:16 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 153 replies
    Free Republic | 01-01-2016 | TM CREW
    History has proven time and again that Utopia cannot be achieved on this earth.We can strive to build a better U.S.A. but it will never be perfect.Others don't see it that way, Communist or Islamist, Collectivist and Statist, they believe their dreams can be achieved in this life.They only need to remove those who oppose them. By whatever means necessary.That flies in the face of Americanism that we all share.So, out of Many Ideas, Peoples and Cultures, will we be one? (E Pluribus Unum)Or will we be improvised divided groups living in East German-esq rundown rolling blackout cities where loudspeakers...
  • VIDEO: 2015 - The Year Politically Correct Liberalism Imploded and Devoured Itself...

    12/31/2015 8:16:09 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 5 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Ah 2015. The year we got the biggest iPad that no one really has use for…the same year all of liberalisms promises blew up like “suitcase clocks.” We always knew these policies would fail, but this year they’re really nosediving. In verifiable, statistically observable ways. Let us count the many ways of liberal policy failures. Watch the video below, then read the sources to learn more… VIDEO AVAILABLE AT LINK (ALSO GRAPHS AND DATA THAT CAN'T BE PASTED BELOW) THE ECONOMY Despite the unemployment numbers that Obama tries to trot out, despite all the whiners with handmade signs about a...
  • First Lady Launches Counterattack (Mrs. Bill Article)

    12/29/2015 6:52:22 PM PST · by Utilizer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 1998; Page A01 | David Maraniss
    ...Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday launched a vigorous counterattack on behalf of her husband's beleaguered presidency, declaring that the president is the victim of a "politically motivated" prosecutor allied with a "vast right-wing conspiracy." Using a nationally televised interview as her forum, she assumed a familiar and crucial role as Bill Clinton's first defender. She said she knew him better than anyone in the world, still loved him, and fully believed his denial of allegations that he had entered into a sexual relationship with a White House intern and had urged the young woman to lie about it. The first lady's...
  • Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Few reference Christ.

    12/29/2015 5:30:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    the week ^ | 12.22.15 | james harbeck
    GraphicaArtis/Corbis ¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Frohe Weihnachten! God Jul! Sretan Božić! Crăciun fericit! Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus!How do you keep the Christ in Christmas if your language doesn't have a Christ in it to begin with?The languages of the world have quite a variety of names for Christmas. That's not surprising, what with different languages having different words for things, but it turns out that our Christmas name stocking is stuffed with words that mean quite a few unrelated things. And many of them have nothing to do with Christ.Christmas lands right at the same time as winter solstice festivals that...
  • Why Is Donald Trump Good for America?

    12/27/2015 6:31:46 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/27/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The often ostentatious Donald Trump irritates Democrats, the liberal media, and the establishment Republicans for many reasons. They cannot understand how his popularity soars in the polls no matter what he says and what they do to unseat him, or what dirt, real or imagined, they try to dig up. Donald Trump is a populist and a nationalist. He loves his country and does not like the path that the current administration and its supporters on both sides of the aisle have chosen for 320 million Americans, even though at least half have vociferously expressed their desires, to seemingly deaf...
  • Technology and the Delusional Mind

    12/26/2015 8:54:48 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I often wondered if progressives around me live in an alternate reality. How else can people so fat claim poverty and oppression when citizens of other countries live on less than $2 a day and are so thin, you can count their ribs through their skin? What causes this obvious delusion? There are quick answers - mental illness, mass hysteria, abundance, lack of jobs, lack of a moral compass, disintegration of families, the MSM telling them constantly that they are oppressed and enslaved to the “evil” white male, too much drug use, and indoctrination in schools to the detriment of...
  • Rural Retreat, VA, Train 42, December 24, 1957 [Christmas Eve Vanity]

    12/24/2015 6:30:10 PM PST · by Rodamala · 20 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12/27/1954 | O. Winston Link / Corky Zider
    Train 42, 'The Pelican', headed by N&W 4-8-4 Class J 603 arrives at Rural Retreat, VA eastbound from New Orleans to Washington shortly before 10pm Dec. 27th, 1957, and thunders off into the night. The Norfolk & Western Railway's own Class J was perhaps the finest of all express steam engines, and 603 is heard here in its last days of main line service with a consist of 17 cars. The photograph is of Train 17, 'The Birmingham Special' westbound arriving later that same night at 11:37pm, being waved through by Agent J.L. Akers. The photograph and sound recording were...
  • VIDEO: Epic Rebuttal To "The Young Turks" on their Second Amendment LIES!

    12/23/2015 4:10:55 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 46 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/23/2015 | Steven Crowder
    It’s that time of year again. Or month. Day? Someone with a camera and a microphone has an opinion on the Second Amendment, which is about all it takes these days to spew idiocy all over the internet. The latest is Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks, a YouTube Channel with 2.4 million subscribers. Cenk preached to his audience all the classical anti-Second Amendment talking points. He feathered in a couple of facts, but it’s mostly an Oregon Trail of ox feces. Time for my rebuttal… VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZrcR3guGG0
  • How progressivism and journalism created the hated soundbite

    12/23/2015 8:17:10 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    In today's media world, sound bites are everywhere. Tiny little slogans that omit so much fact as to make them virtually useless. But where did these come from? Who created the soundbite? When was it invented? As is so common, most of the problems we have today are rooted in progressivism, from 100 year ago. The soundbite is no different. George Creel, the chairman of the Committee on Public Information, wrote the following: "Nothing is more true than that people do not live by bread alone; catch-phrases constitute a staple article of diet, especially in a democracy" - George Creel,...
  • Celebrate The 51st Anniversary Of The SR-71 Blackbird's First Flight With These Crazy Stats

    12/23/2015 5:37:07 AM PST · by PIF · 56 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 12/22/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    On December 22nd, 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird took to the air for the very first time, rising above Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale with F-104 chase planes in pursuit. The occasion would mark the birth of one of the most amazing and renowned aircraft of all time. Some numbers from the Blackbird family of planes: 35 miles per minute or 3,100 feet per second is how fast the SR-71 could fly 85,000 feet is the official Blackbird ceiling, although it supposedly could fly higher Snip Over 1,000 missiles were launched at the SR-71 without any losses Snip Zero was...
  • 6 Shocking New Discoveries About Jesus of Nazareth

    12/22/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by amorphous · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Robert J. Hutchinson
    The entrance to the Mary of Nazareth International Center in central Nazareth doesn't look like much. It's just a simple doorway off narrow Casa Nova Street, a few hundred yards from the Basilica of the Annunciation. Yet inside this recently built Catholic evangelism center lies an amazing discovery that has sent shockwaves through the world of Biblical archaeology: the remains of a first-century stone house reliably dated to the early Roman period in Palestine. The Nazareth excavations are the first concrete archaeological proof that Nazareth was settled in the time of Jesus - and, judging from the limestone cups found...
  • COLUMN: Yes I'm a Christian. Yes, I Carry a Gun. No, It's not 'Hypocritical'...

    12/22/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies
    So this is an open letter that comes from my site. If you like it, I recommend reading it with all the gifs and extra links here => It's better than way, but I know some of you can't be bothered with the extra click, so I've copy/pasted the half-assed one below. Don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the whole "if you carry a gun, you're not a Christian," meme. As if the notion of self-defense runs contrary to the teaching's of Jesus Christ (spoiler alert: they don't. I almost wrote that in all caps to scream...
  • Progressivism and propaganda - the game of Monopoly

    12/18/2015 10:45:04 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Long before progressives used video games as a vehicle for their embedded message, Long before progressives used TV shows as a vehicle for their embedded message, Long before progressives used hollywood as a vehicle for their embedded message, There was Monopoly. More specifically, the original name of Monopoly was The Landlord's Game. To be fair to the Parker Brothers, they did(probably) do some watering down of the original agenda. But much of the original framework remains. Have you ever asked yourself why there are railroads on the board? That's a remnant of the war on trusts; the war on the...
  • NOT NORMAL: "Transgender" Man Claims He's a 6-Year Old Girl. Abandons Family...

    12/14/2015 4:09:47 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 43 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/14/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Transgenderism is the new faux protected class that liberals want to claim are oppressed. Thanks Caitlyn Jenner. But the entire movement has become a slippery slope of weird, barreling down into the nonsensical. It has giant dress up Barbies. Well I have a few opinions on the matter. Hopefully you were sitting down for that revelation. VIDEO AT LINK What about the wife and children he abandoned? Are they happy? Maybe sometimes there’s more to decision-making than what makes you happy. Sometimes you have to take responsibility for your actions, have compassion for others and do things you may not...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Conservative Trolls as "Gender-Neutral" Liberal...

    12/09/2015 5:27:40 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 14 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week’s hidden camera video is pretty simple. Sometimes, simple works best. Right now, in 2015, the LGBTQAAI community (yes that’s the real acronym now) is instructing people (namely your kids at school) that you should never assume someone’s pronoun. It’s always more polite to ask. Always. So I did exactly that. Not with leftist, #SJW feminists, but with everyday people. How do you think women reacted to being asked “I’m sorry, how do you identify? As a woman, man or gender neutral? What are your preferred gender pronouns?” Go ahead, take a guess. Then watch the video to find...
  • Toxic NJ: The Hidden Liabilities of Hidden Oil Tanks

    12/09/2015 4:23:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies
    It’s caked in clay, but looks solid enough as the backhoe gently hoists Joan Fitzgerald’s 500-gallon fuel oil tank out of the ground and into the air and deposits it on her front lawn in Clifton. But back in the excavated hole, dark residue stains the dirt and the odor of petroleum is heavy above the pit. "I can smell it," she said. Environmental consultant Steve Rich chops at the clay. Underneath holes appear in the 66-year-old steel. Daylight shines through some that are as big as dimes. "I think, unfortunately, quite a bit of oil might have come out,"...