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  • Man 'arrested in France for planning attack on tourists'

    06/16/2016 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:59 GMT+02:00
    A 22-year-old radicalized convert to Islam has been arrested in France over suspicions he was planning to attack American and Russian tourists, legal sources said Thursday. The suspect had gone to the southwestern city of Carcassone “with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians,” a judicial source said. A source close to the investigation said the suspect was arrested in possession of a knife and a small mallet. …
  • Majority of Americans Support Congressional Earmark Ban, Poll Shows

    06/10/2016 5:36:56 AM PDT · by milton23 · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Andrew Egger
    A majority of Americans continue to support the congressional ban on earmarks instituted by former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a new Economist Group/YouGov poll shows. The ban was supported by 63 percent of those polled, while 12 percent disapproved of the ban and 26 percent were not sure whether they approved or disapproved of it. On principle, only 17 percent of respondents approved of the practice of earmarks and 59 percent said it is unacceptable.
  • Trump-Or Clinton-Will Decide Fate Of The Second Amendment

    06/09/2016 5:27:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Whether Americans will continue to have a Second Amendment right to own guns now depends on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House. The Supreme Court will soon have an opportunity to review a federal appeals court’s decision Thursday that the government can ban all concealed firearms outside the home.
  • We’ve lost perspective on what Memorial Day means

    05/25/2016 7:59:33 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Like a lot of other Americans these days I’m spending too much time pissed off about way too many things in this great nation of ours. I’m not perceptive enough to fully understand how we got ourselves into such a mess but I do know it’s gotten me to thinking about Memorial Day this year. And that’s another thing that pisses me off. As a veteran, I’m angry that this day will be passed by most of my countrymen with not one thought about the millions of Americans who lost their lives in our nation’s wars or undeclared conflicts. As...
  • Average Americans Are Stupid?

    05/25/2016 6:27:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/16 | Arnold Alert
    America's elitist class: millions of average Americans are irredeemably, hopelessly and unrelentingly stupid It began with MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber in 2014. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes amplified it a couple of weeks ago. And now, in an equal opportunity bashing from the other side of the political dividing line, The Federalist senior editor David Harsanyi has offered yet another look at one idea that apparently unites America’s elitist class: millions of average Americans are irredeemably, hopelessly and unrelentingly stupid. Gruber led the elitist charge, revealing the Obama administration’s behind-the-scenes efforts to get the Affordable Healthcare Act passed....
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • Sanders Says Americans See Clinton as 'Lesser of Two Evils'

    05/22/2016 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/21/16 | MARYALICE PARKS
    Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils." Sanders added that he will use Hillary Clinton's low favorability ratings as part of his case to Democratic party super delegates that they should back him over her. **SNIP** Asked by Stephanopoulos whether he would describe Clinton as the lesser of two evils against Donald Trump, Sanders responded, "No, I wouldn't describe it, but that's what the American people are saying."
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • Way Over the Line

    04/03/2016 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/16 | Michael Obrendorf
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! When are Americans, aka, We, the People, going to draw a red line in the sand for the Liar-in-Chief, the Fraud in the Rainbow House, the Lead-From-Behind taqiyyah Muslim and his apologists? How often are we going to sit quietly while he covers up for Muslim terrorists who savagely murder innocent Americans? How many more times must we allow him to imply that we are bigots for seeing Islam for what it is: a political/judicial system known as Shariah that uses “religion” to get submission by its followers, that is spread by barbaric...
  • Muslim Americans Are Model Citizens, According to a New Poll

    04/03/2016 8:32:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 1, 2016 | Mathew Rodriguez
    Muslim citizens are as American as apple pie, a new poll says. The survey, from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, shows that though Muslims living in America are facing more violence than ever, they are actually among America's most model citizens. What exactly does that mean? Well, in a land founded on religious freedom, Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens: 42% of Muslims attend services regularly compared to 45% of Protestants. And 87% of Muslims say religion is important to their lives, compared to 94% of Protestants.
  • Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks

    03/25/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    WTKR.com ^ | March 25, 2016
    Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks Posted 7:13 am, March 25, 2016, by CNN Wire This was the news the family of Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski hoped would never come. The siblings were in the Delta ticket line at the Brussels Airport to check in for their flight to New York. Alexander was talking to his mother on the phone when the line went dead. They haven’t been heard from since. Nearly three agonizing days later, word came from Belgian authorities at Astrid Hospital in Brussels. It was a list of the remaining victims who were still...
  • Who President Trump would be good for; who he would be a disaster for

    02/26/2016 8:38:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is rolling toward the Republican nomination for President of the United States. That is a sobering thought for many people. The Democrats seem determined to nominate Hillary Clinton who will be easy to beat in the general election next November; and this will present a nightmare scenario for many people. More than this, a Trump presidency will bring joy and renewed hope to millions of hard working, God-fearing Americans. Trump will deliver justice for those of us who have suffered while we watched helplessly as our nation has declined toward third world lawlessness over the past seven years....
  • General Mihailovich did not sacrifice others for his own glory.

    02/18/2016 10:57:58 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic / Capt. Walter Mansfield
    General Draza Mihailovich on Ravna Gora in Serbia 1943 Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2016, will mark the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of Serbian legend General Draza Mihailovich. There have been many testimonies over the last 70 years that accurately reflect who the General was as both military commander and as a man. Due to the vast institutionalization of communist propaganda over the course of these same seven decades, the truth has had to fight its way to the light. But "Truth" does, and always will, prevail. That is the nature of God's justice, and God's justice will always be...
  • The State Of Our Union

    02/08/2016 3:14:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The best New Year's Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year. With 4 of the 9 Supreme Court justices being more than 75 years old, the next president will probably be appointing replacements who can help determine the direction of American law well into the next generation.
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

    01/22/2016 10:48:43 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 51 replies
    Gallup ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year. Trend: Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? The stability of these estimates over time contrasts with the...
  • The Chronically Homeless Americans

    01/18/2016 11:56:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Why must we relegate the homeless, the unemployed, and the poor to ePodments, to tiny homes, to mini-homes, to dwellings made of junkyard scrap and other cheap materials, to dwellings the size of closets? The mark of a civilized society is how well the most helpless are treated—animals, children, the elderly, and those who are homeless. There is always room for improvement. We are plenty generous with people from other countries, but we miss the mark when it comes to helping our own chronic homeless, the veterans, babies in the womb, the elderly, and others who cannot protect themselves. It...
  • Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

    01/18/2016 12:17:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Three Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad by "militias," according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources. The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans. Officials, however, would not confirm that anyone been kidnapped. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill. "The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority, he continued. "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to...
  • Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops

    01/13/2016 2:48:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Wills Robinson
    Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops in the Persian Gulf while a U.S. 'commander' is filmed apologizing to the revolutionary guard Footage of sailors on the floor, with hands behind their heads surrounded by Iranian guards has been released It was aired on the Islamic republic's state television after the Navy personnel were freed following a standoff When the sailors were taken off of the boats in the Persian Gulf, they were questioned by the IRGC Later the captives were pictured looking relaxed while sitting on a big carpet sharing plates...
  • Experts: Oregon standoff may be small, but it’s just the tip of a growing militia iceberg

    01/08/2016 6:33:36 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    The seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon by armed anti-government extremists has attracted national attention and raised questions about whether the takeover is a powder keg about to blow. But experts who monitor the anti-government movement say an even greater concern is lurking behind the confrontation that erupted Saturday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. The militia movement, they say, is in the midst of a massive growth spurt at levels even greater than in the early 1990s after the Waco, Texas, standoff and the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It...
  • More than 50 million Americans have not even STARTED their Christmas shopping yet and...

    12/20/2015 4:45:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/15
    More than 50 million Americans have not even STARTED their Christmas shopping yet and nearly half the country hasn't finished Despite early retailer promotions meant to entice shoppers, 54 million Americans or or 17 percent have not started holiday shopping about a week before Christmas - one percentage point less than last year, a recent poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted between December 14 to 18, also found that less than a third of shoppers had completely finished their shopping. The pace of sales is crucial to retailers who receive a substantial portion of business during November and December.
  • Threats, harassment, vandalism at mosques reach record high

    12/13/2015 1:14:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN) - Gunshots fired into a mosque in Connecticut. Armed men protesting the "Islamization of America" outside Islamic centers in Texas. Death threats called in to mosques in Florida, Maryland and Virginia. Anecdotal evidence suggests 2015, a year bookended by murderous attacks carried out in the name of Islam, has been one of the most intensely anti-Muslim periods in American history. A new study shared with CNN puts statistical heft behind that suspicion. Through December 8, American mosques and Islamic centers have been the victims of vandalism, harassment and anti-Muslim bigotry at least 63 times this year, the Council on...
  • Terrorism isn't scaring Americans; Obama is

    12/08/2015 4:11:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Investors ^ | 12/07/15 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    News Flash for Barack Obama: Americans are not afraid of terrorism. We're afraid of you. Your chronic diffidence, dismissal and downplaying terrorism -- especially from radical jihadi extremists, in both word and deed -- is scaring the hell out of your countrymen. Get over it! It's not cool. Nor is it presidentially-composed to disregard the palpable fear that permeates America today. Even if we're all so ignorant, naive and unworldly as to elect you twice. Leading from behind does not work as United States commander-in-chief. Sunday night was only Obama's third Oval Office address. (Scroll down for the C-SPAN video.)...
  • Can Americans separate terrorism from Muslims? Yes, says poll

    12/05/2015 4:54:49 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/05/2015 | Beatrice Gitau
    A new poll taken after the San Bernardino shooting, shows a majority of Americans view Muslims positively. A majority of Americans view Muslims in the United States the same way as any other community, a new poll shows. In the first poll on views of Muslim Americans taken after the mass shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed 51 percent of Americans consider Muslims living in the US the same way they consider other groups of people. Only 14.6 percent of those surveyed said they were generally fearful.
  • Taking Care of Our Own

    12/02/2015 5:36:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Jeremiah Cuevas
    The Syrian refugee crisis is the only issue many people in the media are talking about today, and many on social media are crying, "If you don't let the terrorist in, the terrorists win."But does the United States really have a refugee crisis, or has the Obama administration created this controversy? Over the past 100 years, America has often served as the watchdog for freedom in the world, but is acting as the world's police officer really the right course of action in these troubled times, or are we too unstable ourselves? How can we help others if we can't...
  • Poll: Americans say Trump most likely to ruin Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 11:47:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump tops a new poll of candidates Americans think are most likely to say something inappropriate during Thanksgiving and ruin the meal. The survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that 46 percent of Americans think Trump would say something to kill the mood surrounding the turkey feasting.
  • Poll: 60 Percent Says The US Is At War With Islamic Terrorism

    11/20/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The majority of Americans say the country is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, according to a new poll taken in the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks in France.
  • Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been

    11/09/2015 4:10:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Market Watch.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Catey Hill
    It all goes downhill after 30 — at least when it comes to happiness. “Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972. From 2010 to 2014, adults over 30 had an average happiness score of just 2.18, compared with 2.24 a decade ago. That’s significant considering happiness...
  • The 6 Places Where Pope Francis Will Most Likely Make News

    09/22/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jon Schuppe
    Pope Francis arrives in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to kick off a six-day American tour in which he'll meet the president, address Congress, speak to the United Nations, headline star-studded celebrations, lead thousands in prayer and visit with immigrants, prisoners and the homeless.
  • MUSLIM "REFUGEES" AND TERRORISM IN AMERICA

    09/14/2015 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before 9/11, the trial run for the attack was the World Trade Center bombing. The key figures in that attack, from Ramzi Yousef, the nephew of 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to the Blind Sheikh, whose ambitious plans involved bombing New York bridges and tunnels, asked for political asylum. Ramzi Yousef showed up with a fake passport and claimed to be an Iraqi refugee seeking political asylum. He was released on his own recognizance and told to show up for a hearing. He never did.
  • Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B...

    09/07/2015 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/15
    <p>As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers.</p> <p>As I watched the grim faced Disney Executive, it was obvious that bad news was going to be delivered. The dead silence was broken when the Disney Executive made a harsh announcement. All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days. Your last day of employment for this company will be January 30, 2015. Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce. In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you don’t cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we don’t feel confident that we have captured everything that you do we can, at our discretion, keep you longer than the 90 days until we have captured everything that you do with this job. Don’t discuss this meeting with anybody else in the company. Everybody in the room was appalled at the message. I was completely silent thinking how this was going to affect my coworkers and how I was going to break the news to my wife and children back at home as I was the only person in my home with a steady job. How would I pay for all the expenses that go along with a home, a wife, and children?</p>
  • POLL: MAJORITY BELIEVE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A PROBLEM IN U.S.

    08/28/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Caroline May
    Outspoken candidate Donald Trump got more good news today — the vast majority of Americans agree that “political correctness” is a problem. A new Rasmussen survey released Friday reveals that 71 percent of American adults believe that “political correctness… is a problem” in the U.S. Just 18 percent disagreed, and 10 percent were undecided.
  • Trump/Cruz Summit in Manhattan

    08/27/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will meet with fellow GOP contender Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s campaign headquarters, New York City’s Trump Tower. Cruz, the first Republican to declare a run for the presidency, will step onto Trump’s territory in Manhattan and is visiting Trump, not the other way around. As the Washington Post notes, the two candidates are on friendly terms and both take a strong, popular stand against mass illegal immigration. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Trump leads the field, with 17 percent of Republicans and independents surveyed saying he’s their first choice for the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Americans "Standing Up And Cheering" For Trump Immigration Plan

    08/18/2015 4:17:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    On The Rush Limbaugh Show, the popular conservative talk radio host discussed Donald Trump’s immigration plan and told listeners that Trump’s meteoric rise in the polls is entirely attributable to his position on immigration, which appeals to a broad array of voters.
  • Pew: Huge spike in Americans 'very concerned' about domestic Islamic extremism

    07/17/2015 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 17, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Even before the killing of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., in an "act of terrorism," Americans revealed a deep concern about Islamic extremism and a very high worry about ISIS, according to the latest poll from Pew Research.
  • FAIL - Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!

    07/01/2015 7:06:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/01/15 | Mark Dice
    Media analyst Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego, California some basic questions about America's 4th of July Independence Day celebration and their answers are quite disturbing.
  • When the governed no longer consent

    06/30/2015 7:12:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 31 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | June 30,2015 | Jon D
    In the wake of last week’s “landmark” decision by the U.S. Supreme Court mandating nationwide acceptance of gay marriage, some states have begun pushing back, essentially telling Uncle Sam what he can do with his high court ruling. In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating that county clerks, judges and justices of the peace could refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, noting that the SCOTUS ruling did not abolish religious liberty. “This newly minted federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage can and should peaceably coexist with longstanding constitutional and statutory rights, including the rights...
  • The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

    06/28/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 28 2015 | Max Nisen
    With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among all workers, 23% report spending all or part of their day working from home. That’s up from less than 19% in 2003, the first year for which there’s comparable data.
  • All the Rage These Days

    06/26/2015 5:11:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats' political arsenal. After years of the left telling Americans there is nothing beyond this world, there is no higher and best use of one's soul because it does not exist, and the worms will start eating us the day after we die, Americans are rather tapped out of caring about much of anything. So rage it is, and the latest rage is about the Confederate battle flag. To hear commentary in popular culture, one might be forgiven for thinking the Confederate battle flag shot...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Don’t Believe Human Activity is Causing Earth to Warm

    06/18/2015 5:04:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Only 45 percent of all Americans -- regardless of their political leanings -- believe that the Earth is warming The Pew Research Center has released the results of a poll that examines the ideological divide over global warming in the United States. Only 45 percent of all Americans—regardless of their political leanings—believe that the Earth is warming and that the warming is caused mainly by human activity. This is a decline from 50 percent in 2006. The remaining 55 percent either don’t know whether or not the Earth is warming or what is causing the warming, don’t believe the Earth...
  • Clinton makes pitch to working Americans at big New York rally (appeals to working families)

    06/13/2015 11:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/15 | Jonathan Allen
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for ordinary Americans who have been left behind as the economy recovers, appealing to working families at the first major rally of her 2016 White House campaign. Speaking on New York's Roosevelt Island, within sight of Manhattan's skyscrapers, Clinton promised would "make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top" if elected president. The gathering of several thousand people cheered as Clinton said working people are asking why wealth is reserved for chief executives and hedge fund managers. "You have to wonder, when...
  • 10-year-old cut woman during argument with his dad, police say

    06/10/2015 4:28:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 6/10/15 | Heather Nolan
    A 10-year-old boy cut a 27-year-old woman while she was arguing with his father on Tuesday (June 9), New Orleans police said.A preliminary police report said the boy interfered when the woman and his dad were arguing.
  • Americans 'overreacted' to 9/11 terror attacks because they're not as resilient as Brits

    06/02/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 2, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    Americans ‘overreacted’ to the 9/11 attacks, according to the newly appointed first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University. Terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson said the 2001 atrocity provoked such a response because violent extremism was a ‘new experience’ in the US. Widespread panic ensued in America after al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings, causing almost 3,000 deaths. In contrast, British citizens have shown themselves to be more ‘resilient’ in the face of terror when dealing with violence during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, she said.
  • Enough…I’m tired and you should damn well be too

    05/17/2015 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I think back on the days of my childhood, days when all the kids in the neighborhood I lived in would get together for a game of stickball. All colors, all nationalities, everyone would play. Some better than others, but everyone would play until our mothers called us home at dark for dinner. The only break would come when the ice cream truck came by, and if someone didn’t have the dime for ice cream, someone else would buy it for them. Times have changed, but the basic principles of how I was brought up have stuck with me. It...
  • Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion

    05/14/2015 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Pew Research released a new study finding a radical increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans. That increase correlated strongly with the decrease in the number of Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical Protestants over the past seven years.
  • Einstein Memorial Refutes White House Environmentalist

    05/13/2015 11:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    It is an obvious truth we too often forget. At the Albert Einstein Memorial, on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., an explanatory sign states a simple fact that refutes the argument President Barack Obama's science adviser once made for redistributing wealth and limiting human population so as to save the human race from a poverty he claimed must inevitably intensify as our numbers increase. "At Einstein's feet lies a circular sky map representing the planets, sun, moon, and stars, positioned as observed by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory at noon on the day...
  • USA Today poll: Percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian plummets . . .

    05/12/2015 2:48:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . but there is less here than meets the eye. At first, the numbers seem alarming, and there is an alarming element to it. Since the last time such a poll was taken in 2008, the percentage of Americans identifying as Christians has dropped from 78 percent to 70 percent. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority, but an 8 percent drop in just seven years is pretty big. So how does one account for those one-time devoted followers of Jesus Christ suddenly abandoning the Kingdom of God? One doesn’t, because that’s not what’s really happened here....
  • Icing ISIS

    05/06/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Dave Macy
    We now know that ISIS isn’t here looking for employment. Apparently a jobs program for terrorists isn’t at the top of their list. So America, if you’re not already locked and loaded—get prepared So ISIS now claims to have 71 soldiers in 15 states, all ready to attack targets at the drop of Mohammed’s name! To which I say Bring it on When Judicial Watch claimed that ISIS was already established across the border in Mexico it wasn’t much of a surprise to patriots—real Americans—who have known that the porous southern border would lead to easy terrorist access, the kind...
  • Police: Female student raped by two classmates in school computer lab

    04/28/2015 6:32:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    CLEVELAND – Police arrested two male teens at Cleveland’s East Technical High School after a female student told authorities they raped her in a school computer lab last month. The 18-year-old alleged victim told police two of her male classmates, a 16-year-old she had prior relations with and his 18-year-old cousin, forced themselves on her in a school computer lab as school was letting out March 18, according to Cleveland.com.The girl told ABC 5 the 16-year-old asked her to meet him at the computer lab, she did, and that’s where he attempted to force himself on her.“I said ‘no’ like...
  • WATCH FERAL KIDS TAKE OVER MEMPHIS SCHOOL: Teachers, School Cops, Admin Lose Control Of School

    04/22/2015 10:20:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | april 22, 2015
    In the videos you can see dozens of girls punching, kicking, and stomping one another. School resource officers even got into the fray in an attempt to break up the fights, which appeared to have also spilled into classrooms. The first video posted on social media shows the fight happening in the cafeteria. “First, I saw teachers and security scattering over each other,” said 11th grader John Rork. “A couple of girls all over each other. I saw scratches, hair falling out, a lot of hair pulling. This one girl jumped off a table and punched another student in the...
  • StuckInYemen.com Website Offers To Help Americans Trapped In Yemen

    04/06/2015 10:58:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    GPB News / NPR ^ | 4-6-2015 | Jackie Northam
    NPR — Several Arab-American groups have launched a website to help U.S. citizens trapped by the fighting in Yemen. StuckInYemen.com was created after the advocacy groups began hearing from mostly Yemeni-American citizens who reportedly were being told by the U.S. State Department that there are currently no evacuation plans for Yemen. "We're hearing from people that are stuck all over the country," says Zahra Billoo, executive director of Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Within the past week, she says, there have been more than 200 entries on the website from people seeking help. "We imagine there...