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  • Turkey concludes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by 'murder' team, sources say

    10/23/2018 1:25:22 AM PDT · 94 of 94
    AdmSmith to gandalftb
    Official KSA Shura Council tweet account https://twitter.com/ShuraCouncil_SA (as a preparation for a possible interesting tweet in a few days)
  • White House: Art. 4, Sec. 4 Authority to Act on "Foreign Invasion Force" approaching Southern Border

    10/23/2018 1:24:43 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    eartick to qaz123
    Now......if a few thousand Volunteers, Oath Keepers, and 3%’ers started moving South to assist the Border Patrol and US Military

    I am all for this option and believe it is viable. However, a vetting process must be done. Believe me I know. I ran the Texas operation in '04 for the Minutemen and all kinds of wackos showed up with an assortment of ideas and their own ROEs plus equipment to pull it off. Need a command and control structure for these volunteers to answer to.

  • Kidney stones suck.

    10/23/2018 1:24:39 AM PDT · 130 of 130
    fieldmarshaldj to Kevin in California

    Prayers for you !

  • Nancy Pelosi: People Ask Me All The Time Why I Haven't Run For President

    10/23/2018 1:24:28 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    snarkytart to Zakeet

    haha sure

  • Ex-POTUS, Obama addresses 2000 people, Ex-VP, Biden, 193 people, POTUS, Trump, 35,000 people.

    10/23/2018 1:24:27 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    W. to JLAGRAYFOX

    Those two are lucky to be able to draw flies!

  • HONDURANS PAINT SWASTIKA ON AMERICAN FLAG, SET IT ON FIRE; WAVE HONDURAN FLAGS, GIVE US THE FINGER

    10/23/2018 1:23:09 AM PDT · 115 of 115
    Salvavida to Weirdad; laplata; ASA Vet
    Man, there is a lot there. No, you were not the one that couldn't embrace the reality about political parties are indistinguishable when it comes to our national foreign policy. The US government is the entity that shapes and executes policy. You can read the thread and figure out who it is if you chose.

    There was a suggestion that "I" should embark upon the task of Making Honduras Great Again, a ridiculous proposition; again, not you.

    FR is most definitely becoming an echo chamber. Ad hominem attacks immediately out of the gate. It is almost as if the readership engages this forum with a knife-wielding mentality to destroy, rather than to try to understand a position. The mods are ineffective and there isn't enough reinforcement/maintenance of what the proper conduct is.

    Losing Americanism.....absolutely and I could not agree with you more. Me and another Freeper had a long discussion on this. I summarize: We either get to a full-court press on developing conservative thought in our youth by way of a classic American education, or we are done. Nothing we do or say will matter.

    You can't call it an invasion if the door is wide open. Neither can you blame a Central American for giving up on the utter failure of their governments in order to secure a better life. I have some family members that are using chain migration (DJT talked about it today at the Houston rally). We are naive to think people will not sacrifice for a chance to taste Uncle Sugar, and all he has to offer.

    Want to know the jobs in Honduras that have the highest fatalities per capita? Journalists, police and lawyers, and truck/bus drivers. Truth, law, and commerce. Hondurans are deprived of unvarnished truth, justice, and prosperity/freedom of movement. And we are bitching about them coming here? They are in hell. It isn't much of a choice. All middle class kids come home from school and stay inside. Doubly so for females. We would do the same thing if we were in their shoes. Full disclosure: My niece is an attorney for the Attorney General of Honduras.I lost two nephews, murdered by MS-13. My pastor's maid had two daughters. Had. Past tense. They found parts of the body of one, and never found the body of the other.

    Our immigration dysfunction goes back decades. We built this by ignoring the absolute privilege it is to be an American citizen. When Clinton's INS Director resigned because he didn't want the job after Congress' refusal to stop using immigration as a political football, no American said a word. No protests. No letter writing. No action. No nothing. And now everyone is pissed because our country has been transformed. Invaded? Well.......as a representative republic...."Where was EVERYONE when.........?" Get the point? This has been engineered for decades, not something that happened in the last few years. Obama was the coup de grace towards our immigration and foreign policies in Central America. I cannot even do it justice.

    This is directly related to our public schools and their lack of teaching American Exceptionalism. We (as a country) didn't react when we should have.

    Like you, I am against feeling obligated to take on any more immigration. In fact, our system is broken and has been broken for some time, I would immediately freeze all immigration until Congress rebuilds it-- after the Mid-Terms. And if they lose the House and can't ......2020 is the last chance. After that, the destruction of the United States is all but assured. Once a nation loses the ability to produce a crop of youth to ensure its survival, the jig is up. It just becomes a matter of time.

    As a starting point, the Big Red One is in Ft Riley, KS. DJT should move it south permanently. Being stationed in Kansas is outdated thinking. There is nothing in KS to warrant it. The advance party stops the caravan in its tracks. along with 4th ID and each state's National Guard. That signals to everyone that we are woke, and that Congress must act to build the wall (you can't keep two infantry divisions in the field indefinitely).

    Let's take a commercial break. Conservatives have done little in outreach to systematically educate Latinos why they should embrace and vote for conservatism. Cubans get it because they know what they came from. But everyone else comes from a culture where socialism is the norm, but not violently so.....yet. Venezuelans are now being culturally enriched. This will be a disaster to the US.

    Now back to my response.

    All of Central America's woes are not the responsibility of the US, but yes...some are. A lot of Freepers want to leave it at that. Cut them off, and say "good luck." That is foolish. There are only two major problems: economy and criminal justice. Help them solve those, and we have long time peaceful allies and trade partners.

    If we cut them off....they are coming anyway, and we open up the possibility for China to waltz in. And China will. Venezuela's Maduro just took a trip to China for money. China has one model: lend money and then take away your freedom by absorbing you.

    How much effort has the US spent on encouraging Central American businesses to be prepared to take over Chinese production of exports to the US? Laughable. We could help them produce jobs and manufacturing, and screw China in one swift move. Say what you will about Central America....they are not growing a military to put us into submission. China is.

    Can the US help with gangs? Absolutely. You can distill the gang problem in Central America down to one sentence: The inability of each country to execute justice. Once you understand that, then you can solve the problem. Hondurans have been wanting the Death Penalty to come back. State Department needs to assist them in thinking rightly about gangs: they are not just criminal syndicates-- they graduated. They are destabilization agents that threaten the security and prosperity of everyone. They must be eliminated. They can be assisted by our State Department to make constitutional amendments (in Honduras it takes two sessions of Congress to make a change). BTW, we helped them write their constitution in the 1982 when the first peaceful transfer of power to civilian rule occurred (Suazo Cordoba). I was there as a teenager and was physically present at his inauguration. I was a hell of a trumpet player.

    Did you know it took one US diplomat to change the El Salvadorian economy to a dollar-based? He mentored the ES government and did it in about one year. He was the Economic Secretary, Mr. Rooney. Forget his first name. So yeah, to answer your question, we can mentor. But we have to be serious about it. DJT-level serious. Bring back the Directorate of Criminal Investigations. It was called the DIC (pronounced DICK-- because they were). A liberal Honduran president got rid of them. They were the most feared law enforcement institution in Honduran history, and they got the job done. Sure, they needed some ethics training, but don't we all?

    Reform the tax code. The problem in CA is that no one but the rich pays taxes. No one. Sound familiar? No one has skin in the game.

    Add a constitutional amendment that looks suspiciously like the US 2nd Amendment. If you shoot someone is Honduras, you are going to the can until a magistrate sorts it out. Also, you need a lawyer to get a permit, thereby making it unaffordable and an unreasonable burden for many to obtain-- unless you have money or are connected.

    Corruption is....endemic in Central America. Again, a crime and punishment issue: but I have been in Central America since I was 9 years old. It is not the same now, and it has always been corrupt. Although it is pretty rich for us gringos calling CA governments corrupt. A major US political party used the reigns of government to try to bring down a duly elected US president. Corruption is not new....it's how you condition citizens and institutions to deal with it.

  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:22:59 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    MadMax, the Grinning Reaper to Mr_Moonlight

    Did they let Michael Moore and/or Rosie O’Donnell into Canada? If so, they are doomed.

    Canadian geese falling out of the sky, dead. Icebergs melting. Glaciers calving like a herd of cows. Salmon and bears, living together. Baby Trudeau turns pro-America.

    Oh the horror of it all!

  • Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by

    10/23/2018 1:22:43 AM PDT · 38 of 38
    Impy to fieldmarshaldj

    Similar coloring to one of ours.

    Someone glued her to the street, deliberately? That person should die before he graduates to trying to murder people.

  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:20:56 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    Mr_Moonlight to eartick
    Bought some stock in one of the Canadian weed “manufacturers”. It is now 4X the purchased price in less than a year. Rock on.

    The only question on this is that Dope doesn't grow well in Canada. Well, not naturally anyway ... so where is it 'manufactured' ???

  • Beloved Freeper known as Mama Dearest has passed away

    10/23/2018 1:20:50 AM PDT · 64 of 64
    fieldmarshaldj to Jim Robinson

    RIP.

  • White House: Art. 4, Sec. 4 Authority to Act on "Foreign Invasion Force" approaching Southern Border

    10/23/2018 1:20:15 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    Reno89519 to Freedom of Speech Wins
    There is no source or substantiation of claims that President Trump has ordered deployment or that either the 1st Armored Division at Ft. Bliss or the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg were given 27-hour Ready Standby orders. I did a quick search and found several forums sharing these comments but none provide any credible source. I'd also suggest that if true we might be treading on 'loose lips' type disclosures about US troop movements.

    That said, does anyone have publicly released substantiating information?

  • Have No Doubt: The Left is Dead Serious About This Election

    10/23/2018 1:20:09 AM PDT · 22 of 22
    NTHockey to Behind the Blue Wall

    Given the Communists advocacy for violence, be prepared for attempted disruptions at polling places in red districts.

  • White House: Art. 4, Sec. 4 Authority to Act on "Foreign Invasion Force" approaching Southern Border

    10/23/2018 1:20:01 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    eartick to DarthVader
    Posse-Comitatus has no relevance here.

    Correct. Went through this with DHS Lawyers years ago about different scenarios on the border and one was military to secure our international border. It is 100% within the realm of military to be used to control our borders and protect us from illegal invasion.

    The big problem will be the ROEs. I hope they are strong enough, meaning they do not just ride a desk for DHS, but are given shoot to kill orders on anyone crossing the border illegally.

  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:19:59 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    W. to Mr_Moonlight

    Cheech and Chong! Far out, man!

  • Last Update 3 hours ago 'First Man' star Claire Foy calls Donald Trump 'the giant penis of America'

    10/23/2018 1:19:28 AM PDT · 104 of 104
    Impy to fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Arthur Wildfire! March
    I'd take it as a compliment.

    Here's what our national member looked like under Obama.

  • HONDURANS PAINT SWASTIKA ON AMERICAN FLAG, SET IT ON FIRE; WAVE HONDURAN FLAGS, GIVE US THE FINGER

    10/23/2018 1:19:05 AM PDT · 114 of 115
    Salvavida to PeteB570; Weirdad; admin
    Are you aware that ad hominem attacks is against the policy of FR?

    You are not contributing anything to the discussion. If you can't be civil, then remain silent.

    I lived, worked in Honduras, and then married a Honduran. Don't attempt to lecture me about anything regarding Honduras.

  • NYPD boss accused of stuffing her panties in co-worker's mouth

    10/23/2018 1:18:45 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    EURASLEEP to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Fake news, obviously. Female-on-male sexual harassment doesn’t exist.

  • Radicals Have Taken Over the Democratic Party

    10/23/2018 1:16:50 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    fieldmarshaldj to Impy; carmen2017; BillyBoy; LS

    I wouldn’t call WJB a Communist. IL Gov. John Altgeld was going that way, one of the leaders at the time in purging President Cleveland and the Gold Bourbon Conservatives. Bryan was a Christian Socialist, back when they thought they could merge the two things, but he was a Christian first. He would not have fit in today’s Democrat party. He was already horrified by the 1920s at the attempts to purge Christianity and Intelligent Design from the schools (as he died right after the Scopes Trial).

  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:15:47 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    eartick to Mr_Moonlight

    Bought some stock in one of the Canadian weed “manufacturers”. It is now 4X the purchased price in less than a year. Rock on.

  • NYT: Secret Service had to break up fight between Kelly and Lewandowski

    10/23/2018 1:15:11 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    1L to txrefugee

    >>The President does not need a loose cannon in the White House.

    Don’t say that around here. Too many on this forum think that guy is some reincarnated Solomon or Christ.