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  • The Man Who Punctured Communism’s Lies about the Spanish Civil War

    06/02/2015 1:29:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2015 | Ron Capshaw, a writer in Midlothian, Va
    In 1986, the liberal weekly The Village Voice had its offices picketed by aged left-wing protesters. What occasioned this protest was an interview columnist Paul Berman conducted with William Herrick, who had served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. According to Berman, Herrick, during the interview, “decided to tell me things that he had never told anyone, not even his wife, about his time in Spain.” Asserting that the Brigade “answered to the Communist chain of command, which included the GPU,” Herrick recounted how he was indirectly warned after he mildly criticized the Party. As he...
  • Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use

    06/01/2015 5:55:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 86 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year. “There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant. “The proposed study will address this gap through a series...
  • ‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends

    05/31/2015 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Agog · 7 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | May 30, 2015 | Aleksandr Volodarsky
    The annexation of Crimea, the “Novorossiya” project, and the fight against the “Kyiv junta” are not supported in Russia alone. There are political forces around the world, both marginal and relatively respectable, which voice their support for the separatists in the Donbass. At times, activists themselves travel to the war zone as volunteers, but they mostly hold demonstrations in support of the separatist republics and pressure their governments to renounce their support for Ukraine and “stop the aggression against Russia.”
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • Who Is the College Student Who Told Jeb Bush, ‘Your Brother Created ISIS?’

    Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada yesterday after a young voter told him, “your brother created ISIS.” Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada who said she was a registered Democrat, approached Bush after the event and told the likely presidential candidate he was wrong about the origins of the terror group... Ziedrich said she is a member of the Young Democrats at her university although in an interview with ABC News yesterday she said she was not speaking as a representative of the group. She said she likes to...
  • McConnell Might Save Obama’s Trade Deal — and Lose Senate in 2016

    05/08/2015 3:43:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/7/2015 | Jack Kenny
    If President Obama is to succeed in advancing the so-called free trade agenda, he will have to overcome some stiff opposition from his fellow Democrats. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is preparing to bring Trade Promotion Authority to a vote in the Senate next week, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to put off consideration of the matter while the Senate deals with legislation on highway funding and renewal of government surveillance authority under the PATRIOT Act. Meanwhile, a number of Democrats seeking to replace GOP incumbents in the U.S. Senate next year are already exploiting the trade...
  • Arizona State Student Strips on Campus, Ties Chain Around Neck to Protest Black Oppression

    05/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/15 | Aurelius
    An Arizona State University student tied a chain around her neck today, stripped to her underwear, and protested black oppression. Another student posted a picture he took online, and mentioned that this scene took place at Arizona State, before deleting that particular comment: The scene shows a young lady stipped down to her underwear with a sign that reads, "Am I not human because IM [sic] black?" Next to the young lady claiming to be oppressed, in the corner of the picture, her iPhone is docked in a set of speakers. The scene took take place underneath Arizona State's solar...
  • Venezuela's Medical Crisis Requires World Attention

    04/29/2015 4:56:16 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 29, 2015 | Editorial Board
    IT HAS BEEN the hallmark of socialism in Venezuela: free, high-quality medical care. Late President Hugo Chávez changed the constitution to guarantee such right to all Venezuelans. But that same health care system is now crumbling under the weight of an economic crisis, causing a severe shortage of normal medical care and many avoidable deaths. Venezuela has grown increasingly alienated from the United States and its Central American neighbors, but its political estrangement doesn’t justify the lack of urgency from the international community. Although many places call out for medical intervention, Venezuela’s growing medical collapse deserves a significant dose of...
  • STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH BOARD TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS [Mary Wash. in Va]

    04/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 65 replies
    Free Lance - Star newspaper (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Lindley Estes / Free Lance - Star
    DivestUMW sit-in spans a week [University of Mary Washington in Virginia, fossil fuel divestment] STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH board TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS “WE’RE STILL GOING STRONG. WE’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPORT FROM FACULTY AND ALUMNI KEEPS US GOING.” NATE LEVINE, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON JUNIOR Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 am BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR University of Mary Washington junior Nate Levine was planning to spend Easter at home with his family. As a member of DivestUMW, he will instead celebrate at a sit-in protest in the first floor hallway of George Washington...
  • Central Student Govt U of MI live vote on Israel Divestiture

    03/31/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anastassios Adamopoulos
    A few hours before Central Student Government is set to consider a divestment resolution during their weekly meeting, members of the campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hung a banner from a window in Mason Hall, which read “The Deaths of These Children” and included a list of names. The list names children who have allegedly died amid the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The banner says the deaths of these children were “sponsored by” companies such as the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., G4S and United Technologies Corporation. SAFE, a Palestinian solidarity group, posted a photo of the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Trained Seals and Their Tiresome Act

    03/09/2015 5:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3-9-15 | Peter Wehner
    Good grief. Over the last few days we’ve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. It’s like a tired, awful syndicated series that’s been cancelled but just won’t go away. In one corner, it was Lanny Davis being methodically taken apart by Fox News’s Chris Wallace. In another corner was the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, whining about “cockamamie right wing talking points” being responsible for this story. (The New York Times is well known, of course, for writing its stories based on...
  • Native Americans Call on Buffalo, NY to Change Its "Racist" Name

    03/06/2015 2:24:10 PM PST · by rightistight · 102 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/6/15 | Aurelius
    Mark Beasley, a member of the Navajo Nation, has started a petition for Buffalo, NY to change its "racist and offensive" name. According to Beasley, he speaks for his "Native American colleagues." Beasley writes in his petition that "Buffalo is the name of the animal that was driven almost to extinction by the non-Native forces in order to annihilate and drive out my ancestors from the American landscape." Further, "Within only a few years from the beginning of the campaign, all Native nations were driven off their lands and into reservations, where we have prior and since been unduly subjugated...
  • If only they’d had jobs

    02/28/2015 2:42:08 PM PST · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-28-15 | DrJohn
    It really couldn't have been easy to find people like Jen Psaki and Marie Harf. They are two of most unintelligent twits to ever represent the face of the United States government. That has to be it. It is simply impossible to imagine a person of even borderline intellect not bursting out laughing when Obama directs them to say this to the press: "We cannot kill our way out of this war." "We can help them [Muslim countries] build their economy so they can have job opportunities for these people." We can't kill our way out of this war? The...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority approves of Obama job on unemployment

    02/08/2015 10:41:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2015 12:02 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. A slim majority now approves of the way Obama is handling unemployment, according to the poll, conducted before Friday’s release of a surprisingly strong jobs report. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed approve of how Obama is doing his job, compared with 41 percent in December, and 51 percent approve of his handling of unemployment, compared with 44 percent before. Nearly half say the economy...
  • When is a Boycott of Israel not a Boycott?

    02/08/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Michael Curtis
    There are understandable differences of opinion between the American and Israel leaders on the issue of Islamist terrorism. It is wholly appropriate and desirable that they should be heard in the U.S. Congress. It is therefore painful that some honorable Democratic members of Congress should be so misguided as to declare that they will not attend the Israeli leader’s address. John Lewis (Georgia), a hero of the civil rights movement, G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Eric Blumenauer (Oregon) are among those who are engaging in what is tantamount to a boycott of Israel. According...
  • Pinkwashing Silly Dodoes

    02/04/2015 4:14:07 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/4/15 | Steve Berman
      Sometimes the worst ideas are tried just to show how bad they are.  Like the Pontiac Aztek, or Sylvester Stallone in one more action flick.  Here’s a really bad one:  myfrienemies.com.  It describes itself as a site that “allows you to connect with people who pretend to like the same people as you”—and if you use the site, you’ll meet the other sixteen people who also pretend to like it.  Palestinians and the LGBT community:  frienemies for life.  The only thing they have in common is a hatred for Israel: a country where gays and Arabs serve in the...
  • CELEBS WHO SUPPORT PALESTINE

    01/21/2015 8:23:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Press Room VIP ^ | 1/7/15 | Sean Haspel
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged for decades, and despite numerous attempts to broker peace, an end to the violence does not appear likely anytime soon. Opinions on both sides of the debate are fierce and passionate, and nearly everyone has feelings of some kind regarding the geo-political situation.
  • ‘Too late, jack@ss': Seth Rogen feverishly backtracks after ‘American Sniper’ tweet

    01/19/2015 4:14:29 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2015
    Seth Rogen took quite a bit of heat for this tweet about “American Sniper”: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds. 11:05 AM - 18 Jan 2015 Apparently, he finally started feeling the burn. This afternoon, he’s trying to walk it back: Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene. 2:55 PM - 19 Jan 2015 Seth RogenVerified account ‏@Sethrogen I wasn't comparing the two. Big...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Targeted By Michael Moore; Says Shooters “Cowards”

    01/18/2015 7:30:44 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 109 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    ...While the controversy-generating doc director doesn’t like Sniper or snipers, he is a big supporter of fellow Best Picture nominee Selma..."
  • Salon.com: It is "Racist" to Point Out Paris Attackers were Muslim

    01/13/2015 8:44:19 AM PST · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/13/15 | Aurelius
    In an article published yesterday, Salon.com asserted that it is "racist" to point out that the Paris attackers, who murdered over a dozen people over a caricature of Muhammad, were Muslims. More than that, Salon believes that racists push a narrative of Islamic terrorism that does not actually exist. The article, titled "Hebdo shooting’s missing context: How long-held vilification of Muslims got lost in the discussion," was written by Falguni A. Sheth. Sheth writes in the article that the term "terrorism" is used by "Americans," as well as "the media," to automatically mean Muslims. The fact of the matter is,...
  • Students Rally Around Peer With ‘No Sympathy’ For Dead Cops At $60,000-A-Year Brandeis

    12/23/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-23-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    Students at Brandeis University spent Monday effusively supporting Khadijah Lynch, their fellow student who took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal, execution-style murder of two New York Police Department officers this weekend.“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Lynch had spouted on Saturday afternoon. “lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist ****ing country,” the junior also tweeted. (RELATED: Fancypants College Student: ‘No Sympathy’ For Brutally Executed Cops)Another Brandeis student, Daniel Mael, publicized these and other fanatical tweets from Lynch’s then-public Twitter account on Truth...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Obamacare architect blasted for ‘deliberate deception’

    11/11/2014 11:49:29 AM PST · by jonatron · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/11/2014 | Richard Weir
    “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. … So it’s written to do that,” Gruber said, suggesting “it would not have passed” if the law “made it explicit” that healthy people would “pay in” and the sick would get money. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber continued. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I wish...
  • Maine Sen. Angus King: Who cares if ObamaCare architect Jon Gruber thinks voters were

    11/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Newsbusters, after yesterday’s unpleasantness and the Halbig “speak-o” fiasco of a few months ago, I see Democrats (plus independents in name only like King) have finally reached the “Jon who?” stage of their Gruber problem. This is the game we’re playing now, eh? KILMEADE: They just lied about a health plan to the American people, called the stupidity of the American voter and bragged about the lack of transparency. KING: This is one guy. I don’t know who this guy was. All I know is that it’s important for people to have health insurance. And if you guys are...
  • When Ivy League Turns ISIS League

    10/12/2014 11:03:56 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 12, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I wouldn’t be nearly so troubled by Harvard University students identifying America as a bigger threat to world peace than the Islamic State if it weren’t representative of the thinking of so many students throughout the nation. But it is. The college blog Campus Reform posted a video of short interviews it conducted of Harvard students on campus last week. The question was simple and straightforward: “What is a greater threat to world peace, ISIS or America?” One student answered: “I think American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing...
  • PALESTINIAN GROUPS PLAN 'WEEKEND OF RESISTANCE' IN FERGUSON

    10/05/2014 12:02:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The cable news klieg lights, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson may have moved on, but residents of Ferguson, MO continue to experience nearly nightly unrest stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown. Eye witnesses have told Breitbart News that pro-Palestinian and other Muslim activist groups are a growing presence in the protests. On October 10th, a number of these groups, named "The Palestine Contingent," are planning to join a "Weekend of Resistance" in Ferguson to highlight the connection between the midwest community and Gaza. From its call to action: "Local groups including the Organization for Black Struggle and the...
  • WOW: Moms Demand Action employee cites Goebbels’ words as wise words to live by

    09/28/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 95 replies
    Alison A. Martin works for Moms Demand Action as their NY Chapter Leader. She looks a little young to be a mom, but who knows. She had this Twitter exchange yesterday:
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive People’s Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Police On Alert Amid Nato Summit Protest

    08/31/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    klfm967.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2014
    Anti-war protesters have been demonstrating in Newport, as South Wales prepares to host the Nato summit. Around 1,000 people gathered outside the crown court before they made their way through the city. As well as a strong Welsh contingent, demonstrators came from as far as the US, Belgium, France and Ireland. Police are expecting more demonstrations this week including one on Thursday that may be "something a little more challenging" as protesters try to get to Celtic Manor Resort, which is the focus of the summit. Among those taking part in Saturday's march was veteran CND campaigner Bruce Kent. He...
  • See Who’s Been Spotted in Ferguson Trying to ‘Incite’ Riots...

    08/19/2014 10:17:01 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 5:29pm | Jason Howerton
    As the outraged community in Ferguson, Missouri, continues to protest the officer-involved shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, radical communist revolutionaries from places like Chicago and New York City are seemingly infiltrating the local demonstrations and allegedly attempting to “incite” riots. A video uploaded on YouTube Tuesday shows Gregory Lee Johnson, a veteran member of the Revolutionary Community Party, riling up a crowd and seemingly discouraging them from listening to police’s advice to calm things down. Watch that video here (Strong language warning):[see video at link]
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • The Poisoned Lancet: The once-respected medical journal harbors anti-Israel extremists.

    08/05/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, the British medical journal Lancet, considered to be one of the world’s leading medical publications, published “An open letter for the people in Gaza.” Signed by four European doctors on behalf of 20 others (17 from Italy and three from the UK), the letter had virtually nothing to do with medicine. Rather, it was a grotesque attack on Israel. Some excerpts: “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.” “Israel’s behaviour has insulted our humanity, intelligence, and dignity as well as our professional ethics and efforts.” “We challenge the perversity of a...
  • Bishop Madden among Catholics who dialogue with Iran’s religious leaders

    07/11/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/11/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden is enthused by the fruit that came from recent discussions between U.S. bishops and Iran’s religious leaders. “When you build a certain sense of trust and respect, then you can move forward and deal with the issues,” he said. The faith leaders announced June 14 that they oppose actions that endanger the life, health, dignity and welfare of others, including the creation of weapons of mass destruction. That declaration was the result of a March dialogue between a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Supreme Council of the Seminary Teachers...
  • The Poster Walmart Said Would ‘Make a Great Addition to Your Home or Office,’ ...

    07/08/2014 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/14
    almart has apologized after being alerted by customers that it was selling a poster depicting the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, which was advertised online as “a great addition to your home or office.”
  • Video: Congressional Democrats *Heart* the IRS (Drama queens)

    07/03/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    As you prepare to kick off your holiday weekend -- during which you will most assuredly ignore this chipper nannying -- please enjoy this Washington Free Beacon montage of Democrats playing obsequious defense for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and his agency at recent Congressional hearings: VIDEO: 1.07 minutes Useful Idiots: Democrats provide IRS best defense money can buy The overwhelming majority of the American people want the IRS targeting scandal investigated further, as calls for a special prosecutor grow louder. Multiple polls show that people aren't buyingthe IRS' tall tale that a lone computer hard drive crash permanently deleted Lois...
  • CNN Anchor Shamelessly Rages Against ‘Climate Change Deniers’ During Straight News Hour

    05/21/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fresh off promises from CNN boss Jeff Zucker that the channel will pursue more stories on global warming — whether their audience likes it or not — CNN anchor Carol Costello presided over a segment with two religious figures agreeing that to deny climate change is to sin against God. But Costello did much more than just moderate the “debate,” railing against “deniers” and questioning whether they’re “reading the Bible.” In the eye-popping intro to the segment — which aired during CNN’s “Newsroom”, not an opinion program — Costello pulls no punches while savaging those who dare to question the...
  • ‘Peace Run’ Dealt a Blow After Palestinian Authority Insists: No Jews Allowed

    05/18/2014 10:43:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2014, 6:36 PM | Ari Soffer
    A unique “Peace Run” initiated by an Australian extreme athlete to promote coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Judea and Samaria was dealt a severe blow Sunday after the Palestinian Authority objected to the presence of Jewish runners. A group of six Israelis were asked to refrain from participating in Australian ultra marathon runner Pat Farmer’s Peace Run, as it passed the Jewish communities of Eli and Shiloh in Samaria, north of Jerusalem. The group—which was organized by the Yesha Council in conjunction with Regavim—had coordinated with Farmer’s team ahead of time to ensure that Jews and Palestinians could run...
  • Hagel Urges European Allies to Increase Military Spending

    05/02/2014 12:53:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/2/14 | DAVID S. JOACHIM
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a forceful case on Friday for European members of NATO to increase their military spending, calling Russia’s intervention in Ukraine a “clarifying moment” for the alliance. “In recent years, one of the biggest obstacles to alliance investment has been a sense that the end of the Cold War ushered in an end of history, an end to insecurity, at least in Europe, and the end of aggression by nation-states,” Mr. Hagel said in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center. “But Russia’s actions in Ukraine shatter that myth.” -snip- Mr. Hagel’s remarks added to calls...
  • Turchynov says situation in Donetsk region out of control (Ukraine admits police siding with rebels)

    04/30/2014 4:15:38 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    KYIV, April 30 /Ukrinform/. Ukraine's acting President, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has admitted that the authorities do not control the situation in Donetsk region. He said this during a meeting with heads of regional state administrations in Kyiv on Wednesday. "Administrative buildings have been captured in many cities of Donetsk region and in the city of Donetsk. Today the authorities do not control the situation here," Turchynov said. He also noted that the security forces in the region cannot take the situation under control. "The main reason, of course, is that the security structures in these regions - Donetsk...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead

    04/20/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2014
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer who infamously served 19 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted for a triple murder, passed away Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76. Immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and a 1999 feature film, Carter was jailed in 1966 for a fatal shooting at a bar in New Jersey. Although he and his acquaintance John Artis passed a lie detector test and professed their innocence, the all-white jury convicted them. After multiple legal efforts, in 1985 a federal judge ruled that the convictions of Carter and Artis were based "upon an appeal...
  • It’s not about you, white liberals: Why attacks on radical people of color are so misguided

    04/09/2014 2:13:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | April 8, 2014 | Brittney Cooper
    In her recent post at the Nation, Michelle Goldberg attempts to place the dust-up over #CancelColbert into a broader frame of what she calls “radical anti-liberalism.” She writes: “One of the most striking characteristics of ‘60s radicalism was its aversion to liberalism,” wrote Alice Echols in Daring to Be Bad, her history of radical feminism. “Radicals’ repudiation of liberalism was not immediate; rather, it developed in response to liberalism’s defaults—specifically, its timidity regarding black civil rights and its escalation of the Vietnam War.” Something similar, albeit on a much smaller scale, happened after Bill Clinton ended welfare as we know...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/06/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • Topless Feminists Disrupt Pro-Life Rally: Chant “Pro-Life is Genocide, Go to Hell”

    03/25/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The English version of Spain’s The Local is reporting that five activists belonging to controversial feminist group Femen have staged a protest against an anti-abortion demonstration in Spain’s capital by baring their breasts and painting skulls on their faces. The five Femen members shouted out “Pro-life is genocide” as they interrupted the anti-abortion march in Madrid’s emblematic Puerta del Sol square on Sunday morning. topless3As usual, the feminist activists appeared topless as part of their protest modus operandi, but this time they also painted their faces and upper bodies in black and white to replicate a skeleton. Bystanders vented their...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • Beyoncé wants to ban the word bossy (Useful Idiot Alert)

    03/11/2014 1:49:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 91 replies
    Beyoncé has appeared in a new video promote a campaign to ban the word 'bossy' arguing that it is a negative word used to label ambitious young women.
  • Fifty thousand Orthodox Jews take over TEN BLOCKS of New York in protest over Israeli army plan..

    03/10/2014 5:51:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to protest Israel's proposal to force their young boys into its army. The gathering took up a stretch of Water Street, with demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security as they prayed in solidarity with their brethren in Israel. 'These kids, a lot of them don't know how to hold a gun. They don't know what physical warfare is,' said Long Island rabbinical student Shmuel Gruis.
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: … wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • Detroit automakers worry about UAW money struggles

    02/22/2014 5:08:58 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 2-22-14 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT — The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen. The rejection, by a close vote, was a major setback in the union's effort to expand in the South, where non-union, foreign companies such as VW, Nissan and Hyundai are rapidly growing. But instead of relief, Detroit's three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year old union's future. For them, it's...
  • Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election

    02/18/2014 8:10:50 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 18,2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll. Conducted to test the media hype about a comeback by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the new poll found voters still uninspired by Romney, but also deeply dissatisfied with Obama who has so far failed to capitalize on his victory over 15 months ago. The poll asked those who voted for Obama's reelection a simple question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?” — Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no. — 80...
  • Shameless Communist Propaganda from the Left

    02/16/2014 7:41:07 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/16/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Lately I see a lot of Marxist propaganda in our country, particularly in the MSM and in education. I know all the slogans because I lived the lies of the communist propaganda for 20 years. I will start with equal pay, social justice, and equality across the board by government fiat. The commie social justice was equality of misery, hunger, poor, cold, and cramped living conditions, scarcity of food, basic needs, electricity, water, and everything else spoiled brats in America take for granted that is produced by a free market model. The Sochi hotel accommodations are a case in point....