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  • Hear about Islam from a woman who grew up as Muslim in the Middle East (9 minute video)

    11/27/2015 3:45:11 AM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 26, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Hear about Islam from a woman who grew up as Muslim in the Middle East (9 minute video) Wikipedia says of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam:Traditional sources dictate Aisha was six or seven years old when betrothed to Muhammad, with the marriage not being consummated until she had reached puberty at the age of nine or ten years old.Wikipedia also says:The majority of traditional hadith sources state that Aisha was married to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents’ home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham, when the marriage...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters gather for Thanksgiving feast ("BlacksGiving")

    11/26/2015 10:47:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | November 26, 2015 | Beatrice Dupuy and Liz Sawyer
    About 100 people gathered outside the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis on Thursday to celebrate ­Thanksgiving with friends and family brought together in a time of turmoil. They huddled around fires, prayed and gave thanks while sharing overflowing plates of donated food beneath the falling snow. It marked the 12th day of protests outside the precinct headquarters since Jamar Clark died after being shot by police Nov. 15. The gathering, which protesters called “BlacksGiving,” came a day after Clark’s ­family laid him to rest. At the Wednesday funeral, more than 300 people paid their respects and said goodbye...
  • Protecting the Electric Grid from Terrorism: The Jacki Daily Show

    11/26/2015 7:27:41 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/22/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...
  • Patton on Politics: A Pint of Sweat Will Save a Gallon of Blood

    11/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PST · by poconopundit · 12 replies
    Official Website of General George S. Patton ^ | November 26, 2015 | General George Patton
    At this rallies, Trump speaks of his admiration for General Patton.  And observing Trump's campaign, it certainly appears he's stolen a page or two from the great General's playbook. Watching Trump is fun because you learn winning marketing and branding techniques: the "rookie politician" is giving the veteran politicians and consultants a clinic on how it's done. Patton was a strong believer in speed of attack.  The Germans had a word for it, the blitzkrieg, or "lightning war": create disorganization in the enemy by using mobile forces and locally concentrated firepower.  It delivers shorter military campaigns, which preserves human lives...

    11/26/2015 3:30:25 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 24, 2015 | ELLA MORTON
    Detail from the cover of Scientific American's March 9, 1907 issue, which had a glowing article about the telharmonium. (Image:'s a tumultuous time for streaming music services. One of the year's biggest albums, Adele's 25, was released on November 20, but not made available on Apple Music, Spotify, or any other streaming app by the artist's own decision. On November 23, music service Rdio, the first smartphone-era music streaming service to try to crack the U.S. market, began winding down after five years of struggling to attract paying subscribers.Rdio, however, was not the first service to allow American subscribers to stream music from their phones. That honor goes to the...

    11/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 26, 2015 | ALLISON MEIER
    Tony Sarg & an elephant balloon (via the procession of bands, balloons, and high-production spectacles makes its annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, let's time travel back to the 1920s to the innovative puppeteer who made the inflatable characters part of the American holiday.The Macy's parade started in 1924, but in 1927 its collaboration with Tony Sarg took things way up a few whimsical notches. Working with fellow puppeteer Bil Baird, a 60-foot balloon dragon, tottering Felix the Cat, hummingbird, and other buoyant wonders made their way down the Manhattan streets, and the crowds went wild.As Jimmy Stamp wrote at Smithsonian Magazine, these...
  • Why Call Names? An Answer to Olavo de Carvalho

    11/26/2015 2:16:48 PM PST · by juliosevero · 7 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Why Call Names? An Answer to Olavo de Carvalho By Julio Severo Public comment by Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho in his Facebook profile (posted on November 25, 2015): "Pope Francis may really be collaborating with globalist ambitions, but the World Council of Churches (which is Protestant) was already collaborating forty years ago. This the scoundrel Julio Severo does not tell." His comment was posted hours after I spread publicly in my Facebook the publication, in Barbwire, of my article "Catholic Church Paid Millions in Dollars to Facilitate Immigrant Invasion in U.S." In this article, no profanity was used...
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

    11/26/2015 2:11:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-26-15 | Wordsmith
    Oh, wait....wrong Turkey. quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one's which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest. No harm, no foul, however fowl. While I am sympathetic to the plight of Syrian refugees and consider some of the rhetoric against allowing these refugees into the States to be tinged with hysteria, exaggerations, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, I also find legitimate concerns as well....
  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 7 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • Black Lives Matter Demands "Black Friday" be Renamed "BlackLivesMatterFriday"

    11/26/2015 9:23:23 AM PST · by rightistight · 95 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/26/15 | Aurelius
    Black Lives Matter plans to boycott Black Friday, claiming that a way to spread awareness of their movement is to hurt the US economy. The group also wants "Black Friday" to be renamed "BlackLivesMatterFriday." "Let's hit America where it hurts!" reads BLM's website. "I challenge you not to spend one dime on "Black Friday". Let's black it out, and make sure not one black face is littering the local mall!" The group is using the catchphrase "Hands Up, Don't Shop:" A Facebook group devoted to the boycott exclaims that "we must slow or stop the american economy around retail Goods...
  • The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony: A Survival Story

    11/26/2015 8:00:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/15 | Karen Lees
    The True Story of Plymouth and the First Thanksgiving Few public school students remain who remember the true story of the Pilgrim’s first few years in Plymouth Colony. The historic record was at one time a valuable part of American education. Essential lessons were learned from the failure of our nation’s first disastrous experiment with communism. The first settler’s failure actually birthed the implementation of free market economics in the new world. The truth of much of America’s history simply does not support the politically correct narrative of today’s textbook authors, so the truth has dwindled into obscurity over the...

    11/26/2015 7:48:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 11/26/15 | Bryan Fischer
    Socialism has never worked in the past. Socialism does not work in the present. Socialism will never work in the future. The reason is simple: socialism is predicated on a violation of two of the 10 commandments of God. The 8th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not steal.” The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet.” And yet socialism is driven by covetousness – the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money – and built on theft – the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others....
  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/26/2015 6:15:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Happy Thanksgiving!And speaking of turkeys, did you see that Barry issued a special executive order yesterday, granting amnesty to two turkeys and providing them a pathway to citizenship? All they have to do is pay their past taxes plus a small fine and they will be fixed for life! Is this a great country or what?So, as you go about preparing and eating your Thanksgiving dinner, be sure you are prepared to discuss terrorism, Syrian refugees and other officially government sanctioned topics with your young brainwashed relatives. Because they are going to be ready for you!From the DNC Dumb Uncle...
  • Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

    11/26/2015 6:13:20 AM PST · by FR_addict · 21 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    ...The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible. Bilal Erdogan owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogans maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS smuggled...
  • Rebels Shoot Russian Pilots As They Parachute; Chant “Allahu Akbar” Over Dead Bodies (Video)

    11/26/2015 4:56:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/24/2015 | Marc Slavo
    Though details remain murky, a Russian jet has been shot down and both pilots have reportedly been killed. According to Turkish officials, the jet crossed into their airspace and was warned numerous times before being shot-down. Russia says that the jet was over Syrian airspace. What is clear is that both pilots ejected after their plane was hit. The following video shows rebel forces, presumably from the CIA funded Free Syrian Army, shooting at the pilots as they parachuted back to earth. It appears that both were killed on their descent. Once on the ground, a second video shows rebels...
  • Furious President Vladimir Putin Promises Erdogan To Arrange 'Big Stalingrad'

    11/26/2015 3:07:16 AM PST · by Strategy · 46 replies
    Ak Zhaik ^ | November 26, 2015 |
    <p>According to the news agency, during the conversation behind closed doors, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Erdogan a dictator and threatened to send him to hell together with the ISIS terrorists, reports.</p> <p>It is reported that Vladimir Putin violated diplomatic procedures, and had a row with the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow, Mr. Umit Erdim, and warned him that the Russian Federation might break off diplomatic relations with his country unless the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ceased supporting the ISIS rebels in Syria, where the only Russian naval base in the Mediterranean is.</p>
  • Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor

    11/26/2015 1:08:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | MARK PRATT
    John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620. Yet Howland, who boarded the ship as Carver's servant, probably had a greater impact on the history of the United States than any of them. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will sit down for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday unaware that they owe their very existence to Howland, who almost never even made it to the New World. Howland fell overboard in the middle of the Atlantic during a gale
  • "Thanking God for This Good Land" (Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, on Deuteronomy 8:1-10)

    11/25/2015 9:43:09 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "Thanking God for This Good Land" (Deuteronomy 8:1-10) Today is the Day of National Thanksgiving. This is the day set aside for Americans to go to their churches and give thanks to God for his many blessings on our nation--which is why we are here today. And surely we have much to be thankful for, not least of which is this good land God has given us. So many natural resources, in such abundance! As we reflect on this, we are reminded of what Moses told the Israelites: "And you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land...
  • 1941 Newspaper: Blame Weather For The Rise Of Hitler!

    11/25/2015 8:59:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Perhaps one of the greatest oddities of the past Democratic debates was Bernie Sanders insistence that climate change has fueled the growth of terrorism. Apparently we’re supposed to believe that ISIS will lay down their guns once the Earth cools by another degree Fahrenheit. Mockery aside – we’re living in the most peaceful times in human history. It may not seem that way because of what we see on the news, but violence has shown an enormous decline over the past few thousand years of human history. This of course occurred while the planet is supposedly becoming ever closer to...
  • Eternal Life in Christ Jesus

    11/25/2015 8:35:19 PM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/25/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    On my bike exercising in the morning in North Florida, at the grave site of a little girl, about 7 years old that was murdered and tossed into a trash receptacle and found in a landfill.
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • "Where Did All of Mars' Carbon Go?" --JPL and Caltech

    11/25/2015 7:24:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Galaxy Today ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Caltech and JPL scientists suggest the fingerprints of early photochemistry provide a solution to the long-standing mystery. Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere—one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researchers have suggested that the planet was once shrouded in an atmosphere many times thicker than Earth's. For decades that left the question, "Where did all the carbon go?" Now a team of scientists from Caltech and JPL thinks they have a possible answer. The researchers suggest that 3.8 billion...
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers

    11/25/2015 6:52:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-25-2015 | sundance
    November 25, 2015 Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers by sundance Yes, it’s that time of year when the “Omnibus” spending kicks into overdrive. Washington DC loves it when the electorate are distracted with the Holiday Festivities. This year we taxpayers get yet another round of usurpation from the Progressive Republican GOPe critters, led now by Paul Ryan, who infect the spending body.SPEAKER Ryan and his team of spending enthusiasts is getting ready to “bail out”, meaning give, the ObamaCare health insurance carriers an influx of EVEN MORE money: WASHINGTON DC – […]...
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...
  • Today's Terror Threat is High

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 25, 2015

    11/25/2015 3:13:58 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 23, 2015 | CARA GIAIMO
    Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie–the blue-blood ancestor of the turducken. (Image: Mother Goose's Melodies/WikiCommons Public Domain)Once upon a time, you had to be royalty to be surprised by your food. But these days, an ordinary Thanksgiving gathering is cause for trepidation and excitement. It's 2015, and any turkey you face could be a turducken. The turducken, if you’ve managed to avoid its company thus far, is exactly what it sounds like–a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey, all deboned and layered with various types of stuffing. It looks like a regular turkey, but, when cut, magically reveals...

    11/25/2015 2:52:09 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 23, 2015 | DAN HESS
    The only known depiction of Oliver Pollock, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo: Richard Cummins/Alamy)Wars cost money. So when the Revolutionary War broke out, the Colonies turned to a number of sources for backing. The top contributors to America’s Independence: The Kingdoms of France and Spain, the Dutch banking conglomerate, and a single Irish merchant based in New Orleans. His name was Oliver Pollock, and he was the “Financier of the Revolution in the West.”  Pollock saw opportunity in war– the chance for a young but wealthy immigrant to stand as a symbol of success and greatness. He desired to carve out a...
  • Space mining is now part of American law

    11/25/2015 2:20:00 PM PST · by Marcus · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Commercial Space Launch Act of 2015, recently passed by both the House and Senate, is unique because the legislation covers a subject that is not directly related to space launches and was once the stuff of science fiction. An entire title of the bill covers the subject of mining resources from asteroids and other celestial bodies.
  • Five passive aggressive ways to handle liberal loved ones at Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 12:38:23 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 31 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Jon Gabriel posted a fantastic piece about how to handle the arguments bubbling in the mushy skulled 18, 19, and 20-somethings America's colleges and universities send home to Americans every Thanksgiving. Read it here. It's hilarious and totally spot on. He wrote it in response to this Think Progress piece which encourages their readers to make the Thanksgiving dinner table a battleground for propagandizing for Obamacare. I like Jon's approach. However, you can also try my much more passive aggressive approach, which would be mostly for the benefit of the kids, but could also be applicable to any other mental Peter...
  • How Should Police Stop A Knife-Swinging Laquan On PCP?

    11/25/2015 11:57:19 AM PST · by IChing · 191 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 11/25/15 | Donald Joy
    In the latest high-profile racial railroading of a white policeman for obvious political reasons, it has taken authorities over a full year to decide to charge Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The obviousness of the racial/political theater here is largely due to the fact that the timing of the ridiculous charge — first degree murder — being suddenly announced after all these months, so transparently coincides with the sudden FOIA public release of a police dashcam video of the shooting which, to the untrained eye, looks pretty bad. The video in...
  • WOW! FORMER MUSLIM’S MESSAGE To Refugees Who Betray America Goes Viral:(strong language warning)..

    11/25/2015 10:37:41 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 1/25/15
    ...“You are Muslims living here and benefiting from this country…Stand up for America!” I was a Muslim, I converted to Christianity for a reason because I found out I do not get along with you people. I don’t like what you’re preaching, I don’t like your religion. I’m sorry. You cannot force it upon me. That’s why I came here. But I’m not an advocate for war. For you to come as refugees to this country, and you give birth to men and women and grown up in America and then you betray America? When you start coming here and...
  • Government Steals More than Burglars [semi-satire]

    11/25/2015 10:21:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Data for 2014—the latest year available—indicates that burglars absconded with $3.9 billion worth of victims’ property. At the same time, “civil forfeiture” made off with $4.5 billion worth. The civil forfeiture statute was initially sold as a tool for coping with organized crime. It has morphed into crime wave in which police seize cash from individuals on the slimmest of pretexts and dare the owner to try to get it back through cumbersome and costly procedures. A favored tactic is to assert that any cash that a person may be carrying was obtained via criminal activity. As proof, police cite...
  • The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

    11/25/2015 10:19:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
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  • Lamb of God Died for Us

    11/25/2015 10:11:19 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/25/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    On my bike exercising in the morning in North Florida, at the grave site of a little girl, abut 6 years old that was murdered and tossed into a trash receptacle, made this video. After singing a short verse of the hymn, Blessed Assurance, I tell how to come to the Lord and make peace with Him from our sin.
  • Will Republicans Backtrack on Corporate Welfare Cuts?

    11/25/2015 9:56:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Monday morning, reporters Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta published a radio story and article about how Lansing Republicans “had adopted the tax break religion” on targeted tax breaks. As evidence, there is apparently a deal in the works that would provide taxpayer funds of some sort to a particular business in exchange for a promise to locate or expand in West Michigan. The article tries to make the case that Republicans have been opposed to tax credits. But this is hardly the case, whether in the early to mid-2000s or even more recently. Consider the evidence presented by the authors....
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 9:36:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • U.S Drillers’ Operating Loses Could Surge In 2016

    11/25/2015 9:27:01 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 3 replies ^ | 25-11-2015 | Mike
    What do you do when all of the low hanging fruit is gone? That question is one that oil producers are increasingly facing as they confront an oil price slump that is now more than a year old and shows no serious signs of abating. With oil prices having fallen by nearly half over the last sixteen months, it is little wonder that oil companies found their balance sheets under pressure. From Exxon to Continental all oil companies have faced problems in maintaining their capital spending and more importantly, their profitability. In light of that, it is little wonder that...
  • Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/25/2015 9:06:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    For the last 24 years of National Action Network's (NAN) existence, I have utilized Thanksgiving Day to serve and eat with the homeless and seniors at our headquarters in New York City. I chose to turn a day that I have serious problems with, given the history of what was done to Native Americans, into a day of family and community to show that we can extend ourselves beyond our own comfort. We will continue that tradition this Thursday, but I have also particularly reached out to Muslims to join us in our Harlem headquarters and chapters around the country...
  • Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

    11/25/2015 9:05:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Karen Lees
    The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State. The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it. In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the...
  • Lack of voter enthusiasm could sink Hillary Clinton

    11/25/2015 8:19:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    s The enthusiasm gap among voters is the deciding factor in elections; it tells us the true story. In years when Republicans won big they controlled the enthusiasm gap: 1994 it was 44/33; 2002 it was 46/39; in 2010 it was a massive 63/44 and in 2014 it was 42/32. When Democrats won in 2006 they held a 52/41 edge in enthusiasm among their voters. So far Hillary Clinton’s campaign is not generating enthusiasm. A recent New York Times piece presents a serious warning for Clinton. It’s not based on a “feeling” but on surveys of her supporters. Among voters...
  • Will Global Warming Bake My Turkey?

    11/25/2015 8:11:23 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-25-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s not as if this is the first time Barry has conflated terrorism with global warming: “Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” It only seems like Islamo-fascists have been trying to wipe out Western civilization for as long as earth’s climate has been changing. “Stifle yourself! You’re causing global warming/cooling/climate change.”The truth however is that the earth’s climate has been changing since it’s inception while the Muslim scourge has only been in our midst for the better part...
  • A Strategy for Public-Land Bucks

    11/25/2015 7:59:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/25/2015 | C Cocoles
    Doing some additional homework and traveling the extra distance can often yield private-land results to public-land whitetail huntersHunting public land can be very frustrating when it comes to deer hunting. It's difficult to be cruising social media and see private-land hunters talk about how many deer they saw during a recent hunt. On public land, you're sometimes lucky to even see a deer over a week's period of time. With all the frustrations and challenges, it is not impossible to harvest a buck on public land. In fact, I've had opportunities to take a legal buck every season for the...
  • Obama: "What A Powerful Rebuke To The Terrorists" Paris Climate Summit Will Be!

    11/25/2015 7:37:00 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-24-2015 | RCP transcript
    "Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference," Obama said. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children."
  • Presidential candidates practice pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey

    11/25/2015 6:44:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Among the many duties of the president, the pardoning of a turkey on Thanksgiving stands as perhaps the most important. It is for that reason that conservative online publication invited a few Republican presidential candidates to practice their turkey-pardoning skills, thereby making the case to the American people that they are truly Oval Office material.
  • Our children's future depends on us defeating Islamic extremism

    11/25/2015 6:38:22 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 6 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    The horrific scenes of ISIS attacking Paris brought us all to realize that the clear and present danger of the 21st century is none other than Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Unfortunately, it reminded Americans of 9/11, Londoners of 7/7 and Madrid residents of the horrific 2004 metro bombings. It also acted as a wakeup call for people across the globe about how vulnerable our way of life is at the hands of fanatics that can easily cause havoc even in the leading capital of Europe. All these attacks were the works of one single enemy: Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. And...
  • Drive to Take Down Trump: Can It Work?

    11/25/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by Duke C. · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/25/2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
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