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  • AD732, Charles Martel led the Franks against Muslim invaders near the city of Tours

    10/11/2017 12:08:37 AM PDT · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    On this date, in AD732, Charles Martel led the Franks against Muslim invaders near the city of Tours and turned back the tide of Islamic advance at the Battle of Tours (sometimes called the Battle of Poitiers).
  • French university introduces gender-neutral toilets in nationwide first [Tours]

    09/14/2017 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 14 September 2017 15:10 CEST+02:00
    The University of Tours in central-west France has become the first in the country to offer gender-neutral toilets, in an effort to make transgender students feel more comfortable. As well as the new toilets, the university has also announced that starting from this year, it will recognize transgender students’ preferred names on their student ID cards, university email addresses, and on class registers. In France, legal name changes are often a long and complex process, which means many transgender students have a legal name which does not match their gender identity or outward appearance. The decision comes a year after...
  • Forgotten Christian Hero, Who is Known as the Savior of Europe

    10/10/2016 8:00:10 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies
    Today, October 10, supporters of Christian Civilization celebrate the great victory attained by the Frenchman, Charles Martel, over a Muslim army that tried to conquer Christian France. The battle of Tours was concluded on October 10, 732, and Martel and the French people won a stunning military victory. But, today, I want to focus on an equally great military hero, who made Charles Martel's victory possible. He is the Christian Emperor Tervel of the Bulgarian Empire, who inflicted the first major defeat on Muslim armies in Islamic history in the year 718, fourteen years before Charles Martel's victory in 732....
  • October 10, 732

    10/10/2016 4:32:39 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 5 replies
    October 10, 2016 | me
    October 10, 732: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the West October 7, 1571: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the East. Early 19th Century: Moslem forces attack Christian America's shipping off the coast of North Africa (The Barbary Wars) April 24, 1915: Moslem forces of the Ottoman Empire slaughter Christians in the Armenian Genocide. September 11, 2011: Moslem radicals attack the World Trade Center. Current Time: Moslem Radicals of ISIS, the New Caliphate, rape, behead, and burn alive Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. 14 Centuries of jihad against Christianity - it has been one continuous war...
  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • France to deploy soldiers after spate of attacks

    12/23/2014 6:02:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/23/2014 | BBC
    France is to step up police and military patrols in areas frequented by the public following recent attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said. He said up to 300 soliders would be deployed around the country to boost security over the Christmas period. The attacks, seemingly unrelated, in Nantes, Dijon and Tours have left more than 20 people injured. In the latest incident, 10 people were hurt when a van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes on Monday. In Dijon on Sunday, driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic ploughed into pedestrians into pedestrians, injuring 13 people. On...
  • Today in History: West Saved from Islam at Battle of Tours (yesterday actually)

    10/12/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 10/11/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In 711, the Muslims made their fateful crossing of the straits of Gibraltar, landing on European soil. Upon disembarkation, the leader of the Muslims, Tariq bin Zayid, ordered the Islamic fleet burned, explaining that “We have not come here to return. Either we conquer and establish ourselves here, or we perish.” This famous Tariq anecdote—often reminisced by modern day jihadis—highlights the jihadi nature of the Umayyad caliphate (661-750), the superpower of its day. Indeed, as most historians have acknowledged, the Umayyad caliphate was the “Jihadi-State” par excellence. Its very existence was coterminous with its conquests. Its legitimacy as “viceroy” of...
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:41:00 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 8 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 29, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama was traveling...
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7/29/13 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama...
  • Dem Senators Vote to Keep WH Tours Closed

    03/20/2013 6:25:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 3/20/13 | Ben Shapiro
    While President Obama’s administration has suggested that the Secret Service is to blame for the closure of White House tours, the onus now falls on the Democrat-controlled Senate. On Wednesday, Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to reopen the White House tours in a straight party-line vote. 54 Democrats voted against reopening the tours. None have voted to defund President Obama’s golf trips. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Tom Coburn, required 60 votes to pass.
  • Senate votes to keep White House tours closed

    03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan & Seth McLaughlin
    Senators voted Wednesday to keep the White House closed to public tours, turning back a GOP-led effort to free up money to open the building back up after the sequesters. The vote was just one of a series of high-profile votes the Senate was taking Wednesday afternoon as it plowed toward passage of a bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year
  • GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours

    03/20/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/13 | nside Politics
    **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) Enlarge Photo **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) more > Recent Entries GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy Rep. Steve Scalise slams President Obama for releasing hoops bracket before budget Sen. Orrin Hatch knocks treadmill desks, $10B for new health center Charlie Crist leads poll for Florida governor Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is poking a little fun at President Obama’s decision to...
  • White House tours sequestered briefly under Reagan (for one hour in 1986)

    03/19/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/13 | John Paty
    Regarding the March 14 editorial “Reopen the White House doors”: **SNIP** Within an hour, however, the czar returned from the East Wing singing a much different song. Apparently, first lady Nancy Reagan had pointed out that closing the White House reflected badly on the presidency in general and on President Ronald Reagan in particular. More important, the Reagans signaled to their staff that if they had to personally hand out flashlights and give the tours themselves, the tours would continue despite the “crisis” of sequestration.
  • Iowa Students Make It to White House Gates, But Not Inside (Hussein's bunker)

    03/16/2013 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/16/13 | Arlette Saenz
    They didn’t get the White House tour they had hoped for, but the group of Iowa students who are pushing the White House to reopen tours to the public made it to the White House gates Saturday morning. The 6th graders from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa posed for photos outside the White House while holding individual paper signs spelling out the phrase, “The White House is our house! Please let us visit!” Onlookers cheered the kids in the efforts, with one may saying, “Way to go kids!” “It’s kind of disappointing, but it’s still kind of fun...
  • White House tours may be restored; Waverly students learn about changing the world (Hussein caves?)

    03/15/2013 9:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    KWWL ^ | 3/14/13 | Jackie Manternach, Amie Steffen
    WAVERLY (KWWL) - The message from Saint Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly has gotten through to the White House. This week, President Barack Obama said he is working with the Secret Service to restore some tours for students visiting Washington, D.C. The Saint Paul students spoke out about the suspension of the tours after automatic budget cuts canceled their tour. Obama says he is working with the Secret Service to try and restore some tours for students traveling to the nation's capital during their upcoming spring break.
  • Obama: I Didn't Cancel W.H. Tours, Secret Service and Congress to Blame

    03/13/2013 7:59:49 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama says he's not the one who canceled the White House tours. He made the comments in an interview with ABC News. "[O]ne more question about the spending cuts," said the interviewer from ABC News. "You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?" "You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to...
  • Senate Democrats pepper Obama with questions on entitlements (WH tours not mentioned)

    03/12/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/13 | Justin Sink, Ben Geman
    Liberal Democrats challenged President Obama on Tuesday over his willingness to cut Social Security benefits. At a meeting that lasted just less than 90 minutes, Obama was peppered by questions from Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, who challenged Obama on adopting “chained CPI” — a less generous formula for adjusting benefits under Social Security and other programs for inflation. Obama has said he is open to chained CPI as part of a “grand bargain” that would include spending cuts as well as new revenue. And he didn’t back down from that support during a closed-door...
  • Administration’s Sequester Antics Strain Credibility

    03/09/2013 9:55:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    In an effort to try to make the sequestration as painful as possible, The Administration announced that the White House would be closed to tourists for the duration. White House Visitors Office Director, Ellie Schafer explains that “in this time of fiscal crisis everyone must do his or her fair share of sacrifice.” The estimated annual savings to be attained by canceling visitors’ access to tours of the White House is a little over $900,000. This is less than the million dollars the Administration spent on a single Presidential golf outing with Tiger Woods in February. Schafer contended that the...
  • Vanity- NYC trip...best tour(s) suggestion

    06/14/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 104 replies · 534+ views
    ME ^ | Wobbly Bob
    I did some searches on tours, so far Onboardnewyorktours.com looks to be a possible choice with their "See the Best" tour... I like Revolutionary War history and American history in general. (I also like pubs.)