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  • S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

    07/15/2018 12:05:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a document showing the military drafted plans to mobilize troops to suppress protests last year have struck a nerve among people in one of Asia’s most vibrant and wealthiest democracies. Some allege the plans even included a scenario for a coup....
  • Paragliding Trump protester arrested

    07/15/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jason Hoffman and Livvy Doherty
    Police in Scotland have arrested the paragliding protester who was able to get surprisingly close to President Donald Trump on Friday night as the President visited his Turnberry golf resort. In a statement, Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. After the President arrived at his Turnberry resort, the paraglider, a Greenpeace activist, flew by the President with a banner that read, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST," and then managed to escape. Greenpeace tweeted an image of the incident with the caption, "We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump...
  • Dems Assail Court Nominee [semi-satire]

    07/15/2018 10:35:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Some opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have latched onto revelations of his heavy spending on Washington Nationals baseball tickets as “the smoking gun” that will derail his appointment. It appears that Kavanaugh maxed out his credit card purchasing the tickets. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) called the revelation “very suspicious. Normally, lobbyists provide these kinds of perks to members of government. For Judge Kavanaugh to reach into his own pocket to buy something that others of us obtain gratis from grateful constituents raises a ‘red flag.’ What’s wrong with him that those who routinely pick up these sorts of...
  • Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

    07/15/2018 10:20:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Katy Grimes
    Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running to keep his office. The case was heard Friday morning in Sacramento Superior Court. When Becerra filed his election paperwork with the California Secretary of State, he represented that he was qualified for the position of Attorney General. However, according...
  • RUN HILLARY RUN!

    07/15/2018 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It will be interesting to see if Hillary will allow her ego to overwhelm the cold hard facts of political reality During the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party and the presidency, the media has devoted plenty of attention to the in-fighting in the GOP. In the 2016 presidential race, Trump overthrew the entrenched party establishment by defeating 16 Republican challengers and winning the nomination. Ever since then, a dedicated band of GOP “Never Trumpers” has criticized the President’s every move and given plenty of support to the media and Democrat opponents of his agenda....
  • After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario

    07/15/2018 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ford was elected to save Ontario from economic and cultural disaster. If the last two weeks have shown anything, the premier may very well save the entire country On June 29, Douglas Robert Ford Jr. was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. After 15 years of disastrous Liberal Party rule, Ford won a majority government based upon his promises to undo many of the terrible policies that saw the once mighty economic engine of Canada become a have-not province and an economic train wreck that saw many Ontarians forced to choose between heating and eating. As people are these days,...
  • All Over Now But for the Dart-Throwing at Trump Pictures on the Backs of Bedroom Doors

    07/15/2018 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Judi McLeod
    British Trump Protest: Capital ‘B’ Blimey! Now that President Donald Trump’s gone and Angry Baby Blimp’s air’s been let out, the British media and pot-banging protesters can go back to bobbing soggy crumpets in Sunday teacups. The big news today? ‘The Royal family ‘snub’ Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William “forced” the Queen to meet the US president alone after they refused to take part in his four-day-tour of Britain’.
  • This is the Democratic Party’s greatest and most insidious lie.

    07/15/2018 8:36:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | IWB
    The Left has decided that the solution to the problem of race relations in America is more racism. The Left has decided that attacking, insulting, and dehumanizing one group of people elevates another. The Left now believes there are no boundaries when telling lies, omitting the truth, or misrepresenting the facts when telling the news because their end justifies their means. The Left has now decided that its point of view is the ONLY acceptable one and that suppressing, censuring, and banning open debate is virtuous and progressive. The Democratic Party has adopted a deleterious belief system, happily and without...
  • Jeff Sessions Holds all the Keys to the Mid-term Elections

    07/15/2018 5:53:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Note to America: Dianne Feinstein is no longer far left enough for California Democrats. – Yes, let that one sink in for a minute before you continue on. Senator Feinstein, who has held her senate seat since 1992 and was the very liberal mayor of San Francisco from 1978 through 1988, was basically given a vote of no confidence by the executive board of her own political party in her home state on Saturday, as party delegates voted overwhelmingly to support her Democrat challenger in the November election. For those unfamiliar with...
  • The Deep State Throws Monkey Wrench in Trump’s Summit with Putin, Accuses Kremlin Officials...

    07/15/2018 4:49:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    President Trump is set to making again, as he’s preparing to for a summit with Russia’s strong-man Vladimir Putin, the former KGB black-belt judoka who rides bears half-naked in memes. And, just days before the historic summit between the world’s military superpowers, a grand jury indictment has been announced, with regard to a sweeping conspiracy involving Kremlin. More precisely, 12 military intel-officers/operatives are accused of hacking into the DNC servers/Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign back in 2016, in an attempt to “meddle” in the 2016 election cycle. The indictments were handed down by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller on...
  • I Like Ike

    07/15/2018 4:45:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-15-18 | MOTUS
    I see the press, and others, have enjoyed discussing the appropriateness of President Trump’s etiquette while visiting the Queen. The Telegraph asks “Did Donald Trump forget to bow to the Queen?” Others forego the question and jump directly to the outrage.You see what happens when history is no longer taught on either side of the pond? Nobody remembers that we won the Revolutionary War.Of course there are others who likewise forgot we won WWII: You know who didn’t forget who won WWII? I’ll bet Ike would be on board with MAGA.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Is President Trump Racist, Hateful And Intolerant?

    07/15/2018 4:37:51 AM PDT · by gaggs · 18 replies
    Is President Trump Racist, Hateful and Intolerant? Let's take a look at some of the facts that prove otherwise. Pass this on to your Liberal and Never Trumper friends when they cite any of these as a reason they dislike Trump.If President Trump is Racist, Hateful and Intolerant then... Why did Jesse Jackson praise him in 1999 for a LIFETIME of helping blacks?Why did he receive the Ellis award with Rosa Parks in 1986?Why did he put Jennifer Hudson up in his hotel for free after he mother and brother were murdered?Why did he nominate the first black woman to...
  • Preview: France v Croatia

    07/15/2018 2:44:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 136 replies
    FIFA.com ^ | July 14, 2018 | FIFA
    And then there were two. 63 games filled with drama, intrigue, set-piece goals and surprise results have determined our finalists: France and Croatia. There is a distinctly 1998 feel to this World Cup Final, evoking more than a few memories of the global finals which saw France emerge victorious on home soil two decades ago. Vatreni will be out for revenge from their final four defeat against Les Bleus back in 1998, with the then debutants denied a place in a maiden Final by Lilian Thuram's only international goals. France will be hoping their captain in the Final that followed...
  • Seoul's Central Asian enclave undergoes demographic change

    07/14/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Kwak Yeon-soo
    Near the subway station of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park just west of downtown Seoul, there's a small ethnically diverse enclave along the alleys, better known as Central Asia Street, packed with restaurants and shops displaying signs in Russian. It's a home away from home for ethnic minorities from Mongolia, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. The neighborhood is often called Mongolia Town as Mongolians are the dominant population in the neighborhood. But the early settlers were Russians and the neighborhood was once known as Little Moscow. In the wake of the "Wind of Change" that swept Eastern Europe in...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/14/2018 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The barrage of rockets into Israel from Gaza continued into the early morning hours of Sunday. It all began Friday night and Israel has responded with air strikes into Gaza aimed at targets of the Hamas terrorist organization that rules there. Four Israelis were injured in the attacks by some 200 plus rockets including three in a synagogue on the Sabbath. Two were killed in Gaza in the Israeli attacks in response. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that if Hamas didn't get the message from Saturday's military response, they will get it on Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces have...
  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 36 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • "Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit" (Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14)

    07/14/2018 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Our Epistle reading today is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. In fact, this is the first of eight straight Sundays when the Epistle comes from Ephesians. And during this time, we’re studying Ephesians for our Bible class. I encourage you to stay after service for that. So this is an opportunity for you to dive in to this epistle and really explore it in depth. You may also want to read through Ephesians, perhaps even in one sitting--it’s only six chapters long--perhaps several times over the...
  • On 'The View,' Meghan McCain defended Trump voters to the point of exhaustion: 'I literally can't'

    07/14/2018 6:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jon San
    The View is known for its heated discussions, but they’re usually between the liberal Joy Behar and conservative Meghan McCain. On Friday, McCain argued with conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, who said some Trump supporters are in a “cult” because they believe his every word. McCain quickly interjected, “Please stop saying that, please stop saying that.” Setmayer replied with “I stand by it. … There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says. … That is a cult!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) McCain noted that Setmayer previously made a similar “cult” quip about the GOP. Only two weeks ago on...
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Why isn’t the media as interested in Elizabeth Heng as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

    07/14/2018 5:46:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama. America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female,...