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  • Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?

    04/23/2017 5:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | April 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    There’s an important lesson for conservatives in the news this week, if they’re willing to learn from it. Appeasement always fails. Always. Throughout history people have been desperate to avoid conflict. Many are willing to do anything to stave off a fight. In politics it is no different. Corporations have spent untold millions in “donations” to radical environmental groups or hustlers such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the hope of buying some goodwill should any unexpected controversy arise. It’s never worked. When something went wrong, as it always does, or some controversy (real or contrived) breaks, the very...
  • Pope Francis compares migrant detention centers to Nazi concentration camps

    04/23/2017 4:49:57 AM PDT · by jerod · 15 replies
    The leader of the Catholic Church went off script to denounce the conditions refugees face after entering Europe. Pope Francis was leading a service in Rome for modern-day Christian martyrs when he made the comparison. During a service on Tiber Island in central Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis made a comparison between refugee camps and Nazi concentration camps. Pope Francis recalled meeting a refugee in a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016. "I don't know if that man is still in Lesbos or if he has managed to go somewhere else, I don't know if he was...
  • He wanted ‘sympathy’: Muslim prof arrested for reporting bogus anti-Islamic threats

    04/23/2017 4:48:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 22, 2017 | Staff
    An Indiana State University professor was arrested yesterday for reporting phony anti-Islamic threats. He also had claimed he was physically assaulted outside of his office.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (4/23/17 to 4/29/17)

    04/23/2017 4:43:31 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 15 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | April 23, 2017 | DollyCali
    Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome.
  • How Liberals Are Poisoning The Minds Of Young Americans

    04/23/2017 4:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | Aprilm 23, 2017 | John Hawkins
    “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”—C.S. Lewis “An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.” — Eric HofferOur kids are no longer taught about patriotism, morality, honor or self-reliance. They’re not taught economics. They’re not taught about the Constitution. The boys aren’t taught to be men and the girls aren’t taught to be women. In fact, if you find kids who know anything about these subjects, it...
  • Woman absolutely loses it when flight is delayed, watch how cops appear scared to ‘handle’ her

    04/23/2017 4:24:06 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 4/21/2016 | Todd Huston
    This is sad. But who could blame them? A big-mouthed woman erupted in a major rant on a flight about to depart San Antonio, Texas, and she seemed to know what she was doing. After the recent United Airlines debacle where a doctor was forcibly removed from a plane that caused a media firestorm, police seemed afraid to remove the beligerant woman when they arrived. And she took full advantage, even referencing the doctor and said she wouldn’t be as nice as he was. Video of the ranting passenger was posted to YouTube on Wednesday shows her swearing at crew...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - April 23, 2017 (Prayer)

    04/23/2017 3:34:11 AM PDT · by Faith · 7 replies
    April 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • ‘Pro-Life’ Sen. Joe Manchin Poses in Support of Planned Parenthood

    04/23/2017 12:20:28 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Sen. Joe Manchin – who has claimed in the past to be pro-life – appears now to be supporting abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood. The West Virginia Democrat appeared in a photo, tweeted by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic West Virginia, standing behind a poster that states, “I stand with Planned Parenthood.” The tweet immediately drew the ire of national pro-life leaders who in the past have counted Manchin among members of Congress who support the rights of the unborn. “Sen. Manchin used to call himself pro-life, but this is the last straw,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser,...
  • The 'March For Science' Shows How Carl Sagan Ruined Science

    04/22/2017 9:23:03 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    I am a Carl Sagan fan from way back. His 1980 TV miniseries “Cosmos” hit me at just the right age and inflamed a lifelong love of science. But we’ve had nearly 40 years to assess the long-term effects and see how Sagan unwittingly contributed to a trend that muddled public understanding of science. This weekend’s so-called “March for Science” is a perfect example of what went wrong. All you really need to know about the “March for Science” is that it is scheduled for Earth Day. The organizers may say the march is nonpartisan and has a variety of...
  • Why banning The Red Pill is bad for feminism

    04/22/2017 9:16:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Another day, another students’ union ban. This time, student officers at the University of Sydney Union have shown their contempt for their peers by banning a documentary about the men’s rights movement. A screening of The Red Pill had been organised by the University of Sydney’s Conservative Club, Students For Liberty, and a student group called BroSoc, but the students’ union cancelled the event. According to its website, The Red Pill is a documentary about the ‘mysterious and polarising world of the men’s rights movement’. It chronicles ‘feminist filmmaker’ Cassie Jaye’s exploration of ‘an alternative perspective on gender equality, power...
  • How a Cafe ‘Forbidden’ for Women Became a French Election Scandal

    04/22/2017 8:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | April 20, 2017
    Amar Salhi is still amazed at how his scruffy cafe bar north of Paris sparked an election scandal after it featured on national television in December during a report about Islam and women. In footage shot with hidden cameras and broadcast during prime-time by state media giant France 2, two women activists were seen facing a hostile welcome as they tried to go for a drink in the Jockey Club. “There’s no mixing in this bar,” one client was heard saying. “You’re not in Paris here… it’s a different mentality, it’s like the village back home (in north Africa),” said...
  • How Trump voters feel about his first 100 days

    04/22/2017 8:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    Last fall, just weeks before Election Day, I traveled the old Lincoln Highway, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies, to learn the attitudes of voters who lived miles from the off-ramps of the main interstates and coastal America. Known as US 30, the mostly two-lane highway connects 13 states and 128 counties between Times Square and San Francisco. It was on that trip, especially in the Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa, that a realization unfolded: Many had already decided they were not voting for Hillary Clinton. These voters appeared to defy polls and conventional wisdom....
  • Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’, Dead at 56 (Report)

    04/22/2017 7:47:28 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | April 22, 2017 | Rosemary Rossi
    Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard's kid sister in the classic sitcom "Happy Days," has died, TMZ reports......
  • Business-Friendly States Are Growing at the Expense of Those that Tax and Spend

    04/22/2017 7:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2017 | Jonathan Williams
    The tenth edition of the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index has just been released, and once again, Utah was found to have the best economic outlook of any state in the nation. The rankings are based on 15 equally-weighted economic policy variables, including tax rates, labor policy, and regulatory climate. They continue to show that states valuing economic freedom and competitiveness outperform states adhering to the tax-and-spend model, with state economic policies having a substantial effect on where businesses and individuals choose to set up shop. Taxes matter for economic competitiveness. People and businesses often...
  • This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong

    04/22/2017 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/22/2017 | Daniel Payne
    Today is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movement—where it’s been and, more importantly, where it is now—than its dismal track record in the predictive department.Case in point: Paul Ehrlich, who is as close to a rock star as you’re apt to find among environmentalists. Ehrlich is most famous for his 1968 book “The Population Bomb,” in which he famously predicted that, during the 1970s and 1980s, humanity would suffer mass famine and starvation due to overpopulation....
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome sends NYT’s in-house "conservative" David Brooks off the deep end

    04/22/2017 6:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2017 | David Zukerman
    Once upon a time, David Brooks was considered the house conservative at the New York Times.  But in his April 21 New York Times column, he put President Donald J. Trump on a list of "strong men" that includes Turkey's Recep Erdoğan and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.  Mr. Brooks noted that Erdoğan has "dismantle[d] democratic institutions and replace[d] them with majoritarian dictatorship."  The Times columnist went on to assert: "While running for office, Donald Trump violated every norm of statesmanship built up over these many centuries[.]"  Mr. Brooks, however, does not elaborate, explain, or elucidate the nature of the alleged violations. But when it comes...
  • Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop membranes that remove viruses from drinking water

    04/22/2017 5:50:18 PM PDT · by kindred · 11 replies
    Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have developed novel ultrafiltration membranes that significantly improve the virus-removal process from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking in water-scarce cities. Current membrane filtration methods require intensive energy to adequately remove pathogenic viruses without using chemicals like chlorine, which can contaminate the water with disinfection byproducts. Researchers at UIUC and BGU collaborated on the new approach for virus pathogen removal, which was published in the current issue of Water Research. "This is an urgent matter of public safety," the researchers say. "Insufficient removal of...
  • American Minute for April 22nd

    04/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies ^ | 4/22/17 | William Federer
    Gold had been discovered in Georgia in 1828, resulting in a Democrat-controlled Congress rushing through the Indian Removal Act, which passed by a single vote in 1830. It was signed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson and carried out by Democrat President Martin Van Buren. Though unauthorized by the Tribe, prominent Cherokees John Ridge and Elias Boudinot felt Indian removal was inevitable and negotiated with Washington politicians to sign the Treaty of New Echota of 1835. Elias Boudinot, publisher of the Cherokee Phoenix - the first newspaper published by an American Indian tribe - wrote in editorials that the removal was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ 23 April 2017

    04/22/2017 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
            ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Sunday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind and...
  • Cleveland woman opens fire on car in fit of road rage, police say

    04/22/2017 4:10:34 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies ^ | 4/21/2017 | Courtney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A road rage incident on Cleveland's Fulton Road bridge escalated when a woman passenger pulled out a gun and fired several rounds at another driver, police say. No one was hurt, but one bullet did strike a third vehicle as it drove in the area. Ciara Perez-Rodriguez, 22, is charged with second-degree felonious assault and having a weapon under disability. The man driving the car in which she was a passenger, Jonathan DeJesus, 29, is also charged with felonious assault, according to court records.(snip) Perez-Rodriguez's bond is set at $50,000 and DeJesus's was set at $5,000. he...