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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, South Carolina ~ 25 SEPT 2018

    09/24/2018 6:00:49 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 9 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, South CarolinaFort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located within the city of Columbia, South Carolina. This installation is named for Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and seventh President of the United States of America (1829–1837) who was born in the border region of North and South Carolina.Fort Jackson is the largest and most active initial entry training center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 60 percent of the women...
  • The Preachers of the Great Awokening

    09/24/2018 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 1 replies
    https://quillette.com ^ | September 21 2018 | by Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard
    From the sun-blanched beaches of California to the snow-covered cities of New England, a religious fervor is sweeping the United States. PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, denouncing those who violate its sacred principles. Sinners are threatened not by an angry god, but by a righteous mob. The impenitent among them are condemned to be outcasts, while the contrite, if they properly mortify themselves and pledge everlasting fealty to the faith, can secure enough lost status to rejoin society, perhaps forever marked by a scarlet epithet. Racist. Sexist. Ableist. This is the religion of Wokeness, and this is...
  • U.S. Urged to Rapidly Prepare for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

    09/24/2018 5:09:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Seep 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    The United States is vulnerable to a devastating electromagnetic pulse event caused by a high-altitude nuclear blast or solar superstorm, according to a recently published book. Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst and author of the book EMP Manhattan Project, is urging the government to rapidly harden the U.S. electric power system against EMP similar to the three-year crash program to build the first atomic bomb in 1942. "Today the United States and the world faces another existential threat—from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) catastrophe that can be caused by nature or man, and topple the technological pillars of modern electronic...
  • Feinstein Plays Unbilled Role in Taiwan Dispute

    09/24/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 22-March-1996 | Edwin chen
    WASHINGTON — Over the years, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come to view herself as a China hand. And now, amid mounting tensions between China and Taiwan, the California Democrat is increasingly asserting herself behind the scenes as a would-be peacemaker. In the process, Feinstein is playing on a rare set of personal relationships that she has nurtured with the three men now at the center of the standoff: the presidents of China, Taiwan and the United States. To each, Feinstein has been dispensing strong and unequivocal advice. "I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese," Feinstein...
  • Wendy Martinez: Police Believe Stabbing May Have Been Racially Motivated

    09/24/2018 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/22/18
    Police believe the brutal stabbing of a Washington D.C. jogger may have been racially motivated. Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez. He’s been charged with first-degree murder. Investigators mentioned that Martinez's murder might have been “racially motivated” because Crawford “does not like white people,” according to WUSA9. Police said the attack was “unprovoked,” and did not appear to be a robbery. Crawford did not cooperate with police, authorities said. Video footage captured Martinez, who was newly-engaged, stumbling into a Chinese take-out restaurant on Tuesday, covered in blood. She then collapsed. Police...
  • Judge champions ‘lenient’ sentence for black man in crime because of systemic racism (Ottawa)

    09/24/2018 3:22:13 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    An Ontario judge voices his — and the justice system’s — struggle balancing a public outcry over gun violence with systemic racism against young black males in a remarkable, lengthy and lenient judgment against a Toronto man caught with a loaded handgun after fleeing police. “It seems like not a day goes by without the media reporting yet another gun tragedy, sometimes very horrible ones. It happens in every neighbourhood. It happens in my own. None are immune from gun violence. People are rightfully outraged and bewildered by it. They feel powerless in its onslaught. Afraid,” writes Ontario Superior Court...
  • Feelings Don't Care About Your Facts

    09/24/2018 3:11:39 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Jim Treacher
    My fellow Americans: I feel like I need to say this. A lot of you are angry. You're concerned about what's going on right now, and you're worried about the future. You're disgusted by the actions of your political opponents, and you feel hope and anticipation whenever there's the slightest possibility that their goals will be thwarted. You're filled with dread when they're winning, and you're lifted into paroxysms of joyous schadenfreude when they fail. Good news: Those feelings are all you need! If there was ever a time in American history when it was worthwhile to pay attention to...
  • Germany: Where providing information on abortion remains a crime

    09/24/2018 2:23:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | P.Lovett, E. Maxwell.
    Abortion is anything but simple in Germany. Just providing information about the procedure can lead to criminal charges, with several doctors charged in the past few months. Abortion is only legal under certain circumstances, leading to high tensions within the medical community. Fewer and fewer doctors are providing abortions and the subject remains taboo. Last weekend both pro-choice and anti-abortion activists took to the streets of Berlin. Our correspondents report.
  • Twitter: Snowflakes Melt on Capitol Hill

    09/24/2018 2:16:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    The entire hallway is in tears. We are at a moment in history where women have to repeat their trauma to the masses to literally beg Senators to vote with moral clarity. #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #BeAHero
  • Why aren't liberals fun anymore?

    09/24/2018 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 September 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Several months ago, the very night the Stormy Daniels story broke, I appeared on Don Lemon’s show on CNN. The producer told the guests a few minutes before we went on air that Lemon wanted our reaction to the Daniels allegations. The first guest said something trite about how “she may be doing this to call attention to herself, but we have to treat these charges against Trump very seriously.” Next, Lemon turned to me for my reaction. I really had no opinion about this...
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" from his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively — saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent...
  • Celebs Join ‘National Walkout’ in Solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

    09/24/2018 1:44:55 PM PDT · by budj · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee, Alyssa Milano, and more major Hollywood women joined left-wing activist organizations Planned Parenthood and NARAL to push an anti-Brett Kavanaugh “walkout” Monday in solidarity with his accuser Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • More Harvard, Yale freshmen identify as LGBTQ than as conservative, surveys find

    09/24/2018 1:44:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/14/2018 | by Eric Duran and Brooke Sopelsa
    More freshmen at both Harvard and Yale identify as LGBTQ than as politically conservative, according to surveys published by the universities’ student newspapers. According to Yale Daily News’ “Class of 2022: By the Numbers,” approximately 23 percent of the freshman class identify somewhere along the LGBTQ spectrum. This is up from 21 percent last year and 15 percent in 2016, according to the paper. At Harvard, a similar student survey in the Harvard Crimson found that more than 18 percent of the freshman class identify as something other than straight. This number has increased every year since 2014, when less...
  • Yale cancels classes to allow students to protest Kavanaugh on campus and in Washington, DC

    09/24/2018 1:15:12 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2018 | John Sexton
    Students held a sit-in today at Yale Law School to protest the Kavanaugh nomination while some of their classmates traveled to Washington, D.C. for a similar protest. Classes were canceled to make time for all the protesting. From the Cut: Today, 115 YLS students bussed down to the U.S. Capitol, while dozens of others are occupying their school’s halls in a sit-in to demand that the Senate committee conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the mounting sexual-assault allegations against Kavanaugh. By early Monday morning, members of the law school faculty had already cancelled 31 of the day’s scheduled classes...
  • Michael Moore belly-flopping at the box office

    09/24/2018 1:05:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster performance of his latest truth-to-power opus, "Fahrenheit 11/9," was notably dramatic, if not downright stark. Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster...
  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • Yale Law students stage sit-in to demand Kavanaugh investigation

    09/24/2018 12:50:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/2018 | Justin Wise
    Students at Yale Law School staged a sit-in on Monday and called for an investigation into sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Videos and photos posted on Twitter show dozens of students dressed in black lining the hallway at Yale's Sterling Law Building. The move led some faculty members to either cancel or reschedule classes, the law school said. Yale students holding a sit in this morning in the Law School building are seeking an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including one while he was a Yale student pic.twitter.com/hC898TVEsr — Rebecca Lurye...
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 24, 2018 9:25 AM | By Jack Crowe
    Jane Mayer said on Monday that Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her, told her New Yorker colleague Ronan Farrow that she couldn’t be sure of the Supreme Court nominee’s guilt. Confronted with a New York Times report indicating Ramirez expressed doubts about Kavanaugh’s guilt to former Yale classmates, Mayer said Ramirez shared those doubts before they published their bombshell report on Sunday. “To Ronan she said she wasn’t absolutely certain, she needed to make certain before she was going to say anything publicly. She remembered the specifics, the graphic specifics, and she tried to remember for...
  • Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh’s Accusers

    09/24/2018 12:26:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 9-24-2018 | Andy Campbell, Emma Gray, and Laura Bassett
    At 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault walked out of their homes and workplaces. The national walkout was promoted partially in response to the backlash these and other women face when going public with stories of sexual assault and rape. The anti-sexual-harassment organization Times Up tweeted on Sunday that “WOMEN MUST BE HEARD” in a “MOMENT OF SOLIDARITY” with Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. It urged people to wear black and leave wherever they are in protest, using the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors on social media. In...
  • The Feminist Cult of Victimhood

    09/24/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 14 replies
    fpm ^ | 09/24/2018 | Dawn Permutter
    Christine Blasey Ford is the latest poster child in the feminist cult of victimhood. She achieved that status by claiming she was physically attacked at a high school party by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh three decades ago. She immediately became the perfect useful idiot whose false memories and false allegations are being fully exploited to postpone the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. She is the latest symbol of oppression among anti-Trump women activists. Instead of characteristics like honor, integrity and courage, feminist heroines must first and foremost be victims, real or imagined.