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  • 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.

    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 dont cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we dont 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. Dont 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>

    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 Trumps campaign headquarters, New York Citys Trump Tower. Cruz, the first Republican to declare a run for the presidency, will step onto Trumps 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 hes 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 Trumps immigration plan and told listeners that Trumps 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 weeks 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. Thats up from less than 19% in 2003, the first year for which theres 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 Dont 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 Americansregardless of their political leaningsbelieve 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 dont know whether or not the Earth is warming or what is causing the warming, dont 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.
  • EnoughIm 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 didnt 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 doesnt, because thats not whats 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 isnt here looking for employment. Apparently a jobs program for terrorists isnt at the top of their list. So America, if youre not already locked and loadedget prepared So ISIS now claims to have 71 soldiers in 15 states, all ready to attack targets at the drop of Mohammeds name! To which I say Bring it on When Judicial Watch claimed that ISIS was already established across the border in Mexico it wasnt much of a surprise to patriotsreal Americanswho 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 Clevelands 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 thats 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...
  • Chaotic Night in Downtown Mpls (Amish Yutes)

    03/18/2015 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Abigail Adams · 40 replies
    KSTP ^ | March 18, 2015 | KSTP
    A chaotic night Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis included fights, injuries and arrests. Police say it all began with a large group of teens who used mass transit to travel downtown with the intention of causing trouble. The group of young people fought amongst themselves and blocked traffic near Nicollet Mall amid St. Patrick's Day celebrations. View raw Chopper 5 video of the scene here. The disturbance was widespread and included the areas between 3rd and 8th streets, and Marquette and Hennepin avenues. Additional police officers were called in to restore order. They arrested as many as six people, and used...
  • If Its March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, Novemberevery other yearis election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if its March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know its time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. Thats because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Young girl and little brother attacked

    03/15/2015 11:16:32 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 56 replies
    I have no words that I can type here.
  • Exclusive: Violent Brawl Involving Middle School Girls Has Family Demanding Action

    03/15/2015 7:01:47 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2015
    Cell phones were rolling on a violent brawl involving Homestead middle school girls after school just feet away from school property. But it was anything other than a fair fight. A girl in pink shorts throws the first punch at 14-year-old Angelina Padron. Padron fights back. Thats when the girls friends jump in. They punch, kick and at one point drag Padron by her hair into the street. The fight is only broken up when a shirtless man from the neighborhood steps in to pick her up. The situation involving the girls is so tense, a relative of Angelinas speaking...
  • White House may not send a cabinet-level official to largest gathering of pro-Israel Americans...

    02/23/2015 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/15 | Francesca Chambers
    White House may not send a cabinet-level official to largest annual gathering of pro-Israel Americans - and the president won't go either The White House confirmed on Monday that President Barack Obama doesn't plan to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference next week, held annually in Washington, D.C., and that no cabinet-level U.S. official is currently scheduled to make an appearance. The 'largest gathering of America's pro-Israel community,' according to the confab's organizations, AIPAC draws a crowd of roughly 14,000 attendees, many of whom are of Jewish heritage. The last time Obama showed up at the conference was...
  • The "War On Terror" Turns Inward DHS Report Warns Of Right Wing Terror Threat

    02/20/2015 8:33:51 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 35 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 02/20/2015 | Michael Krieger
    The "War On Terror" Turns Inward DHS Report Warns Of Right Wing Terror Threat Tyler Durden's picture Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015 22:00 -0500 Cohen Department of Justice FBI Martin Armstrong MSNBC Obama Administration Reality Steve Cohen White House Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, What you are about to read from CNN is just the very beginning of the intentional demonization of a growing segment of the U.S. population that rightly believes the government is run by a collective of thieving, corrupt, immoral sociopaths. This isnt speculation either, years of content on this site serves...
  • Georgia Poll Shows Huge Opposition To Obamas Amnesty

    02/17/2015 6:55:52 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:22 PM 02/16/2015 | Neil Munro
    Registered voters in Georgia overwhelmingly oppose amnesty when asked about immigrations impact on American jobs, according to a new poll.
  • Mother, Daughter Charged with Beating, Stabbing CPS Employees, Student

    01/26/2015 2:48:37 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | nbcchicago
    A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school.
  • Vanity, Muslim Concentration by County.

    01/08/2015 7:04:25 PM PST · by x1stcav · 78 replies
    Muslims in USA by County.
  • Has America Finally Begun to Despise BOTH Parties?

    12/19/2014 9:09:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/14 | Jim Yardley
    Anything that might change the power structure is bound to be fought by both Democrats and Republicans, using any sleazy, underhanded and destructive means that can be concocted For many years average Americans, regardless of color, gender, national origin, religious affiliation (or lack of any religion), level of formal education or any other cultural identity have despised Democrat politicians more than Republican politicians. Why would this be so? Largely it can be assumed that Republicans have had a much better track record of hiding their elitism than Democrats have. Professor Gruber recently provided evidence of this elitism by simply stating...
  • British say Boston is full of fake Irish people

    11/25/2014 10:05:42 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | November 21,2014 | IrishCentral Staff Writers
    The British think Boston is full of fake Irish people, according to British staff of Buzzfeed. The website asked its employees in the UK for their stereotypes of every state in the U.S. and created a map of the results.
  • Americans Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTONThe Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devicessome known as dirtboxes to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces themwhich...
  • Does Obama Care About People? (The Only One He Cares About Is 0bama).

    10/21/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn't doing much stumping this year. He limits his campaigning mostly to fundraisers. This is the year, after all, when Democratic candidates are announcing how important it is in our system of government to have honest disagreements with the president. They're hastening to say that they would be tougher than he is on ISIS. They are declaring...
  • FBI Should Arrest, Not 'Track,' American Jihadis

    10/08/2014 3:26:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Though they've given material assistance to terrorists by fighting for the Islamic State, which is a federal crime, the FBI director says American jihadis are "entitled" to come home and move about freely. FBI Director James Comey told Scott Pelley on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that we know who the dozen or so Americans fighting with the Islamic State are, but we can't do much more than follow them around if they decide to return to the U.S. In the aftermath of 9/11, and in the face of IS atrocities and threats, this is an appalling statement....
  • Fear Of Sharia Law Not PC, Just Common Sense

    09/24/2014 3:18:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Robert Davi
    My dear fellow Americans, I am writing to you from a French Bistro in Stockholm, Sweden. A lovely people and country. I have found for the most part they love America and do think it is exceptional.
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center survey provides new evidence of widespread political ignorance

    09/18/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    A recently released Annenberg Public Policy Center survey provides new evidence of widespread political ignorance. Fellow Washington Post-affiliated blogger Reid Wilson lists some of the more striking results: Wednesday marked national Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. But only 36 percent of Americans can actually name the three branches of government the Constitution created. Thats according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and it shows a huge percentage of Americans might need to take a civics refresher course. Only 38 percent of Americans knew the Republican Party controls the U.S....
  • American Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

    09/17/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 0/17/2014 | unknown
    Days of Elijah, by our brave young men! May God bless and protect them all.
  • American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle

    08/26/2014 6:31:19 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 26 August 2014 | BBC
    An American man, believed to be fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed. A cousin of Douglas McCain told the BBC the US government called his mother to confirm his death on Monday. McCain was found dead by Free Syrian Army fighters after a battle at the weekend, according to NBC. The US government believes a small number of Americans have travelled to Syria to fight for extremist groups. Senior US officials told broadcaster CNN Mr McCain was fighting for Islamic State (IS), which now controls large areas of Iraq and Syria. [snip]...
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Obama gives Americans one last slap in the face before heading to vacation

    08/10/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Bizz Pac Review ^ | 8/10/14 | Richard Berkow
    Before jetting off for two weeks vacation, President Obama laid the blame for the Iraq crisis at the doorstep of the Bush administration. At a brief press conference Saturday on the White House lawn, Obama scoffed at the notion that he might regret not having left a residual American force in Iraq. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign democratic Iraqi government, Obama said. In order for us to leave troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of the Iraqi government, and the Iraqi government, based on its political considerations, in part because...
  • Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy (OBAMAdon'tCARE!!)

    08/07/2014 8:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/7/14 | Alistair Bell - Reuters
    KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare - the healthcare insurance overhaul - and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November's congressional election. With Congress failing to agree on broad immigration reforms, Obama could...
  • Rather: Americans Need To Accept Not Obama's Fault For US Influence Decline

    08/06/2014 4:12:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On CNN on Tuesday, former CBS "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was asked about President Barack Obama's critics complaining he is not using his influence around the world to quell ongoing international crises.
  • Americans support Israel and the press hates it

    08/04/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    hot air ^ | 8/4/14 | noah rothman
    One gets the impression that America’s broad support for Israel’s mission in Gaza over that of Hamas militants, support reflected in policy in Washington, is evolving into an obsession for members of the press. In fact, it seems that the more stubbornly Americans cling to their support for their country’s democratic ally in the Middle East, the more frenetic and scolding the media’s tone has become while covering the conflict. Over a month into the current crisis, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found that a significant plurality continue to sympathize with Israel over Palestinians. 43 percent of Americans said...
  • Defending Property Rights is a Uniquely American Duty

    07/24/2014 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    Theres no shortage of piling-on when it comes to the controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team. But too often overlooked is the governments response to all the noise. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) created a fatal contradiction for itself when it announced on June 18 that it would cancel the trademarks of the Washington Redskins. In handing down the decision, the PTO claimed the name was disparaging. However, a Freedom of Information Act request showed that nobody complained to the PTO about being disparaged by the name, revealing the decision as entirely subjective....