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  • Moderate Malaysians Against Unilateral Conversion of Children

    05/25/2016 12:03:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | RAHIMY RAHIMandADRIAN CHAN
    Moderate Malay­sians are making a stand against the unilateral conversion of children, urging that they be allowed to hold on to their original faith until they can decide for themselves at age 18. Businessman and moderation activist Anas Zubedy said a child’s religion must be agreed on by both parents. “Unilateral conversions should not be allowed for whatever religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism. “Should a parent convert to a religion different from that at the time of marriage, especially during dissolution of the marriage, the children should remain in the original faith until they turn 18,” he...
  • Britain 'could liberate Europe again' by voting for Brexit and sparking populist revolution

    05/24/2016 10:41:26 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 22, 2016 | Peter Foster, Senay Boztas
    Britain could “liberate Europe” for a second time in a century by voting for Brexit on June 23, triggering a “patriotic spring” across the continent and an outpouring of populist discontent against Brussels, Geert Wilders, the right-wing Dutch populist, has claimed.
  • JEROME R. CORSI: TRUMP'S VINCE FOSTER ATTACK BACKED BY NEW EVIDENCE

    05/24/2016 7:56:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    How could a suicide victim be found with TWO bullet wounds? As Donald Trump revives the two-decade old Vince Foster case, the charge that the cause of death of the top aide and close friend of the Clintons may not have been suicide has once again been dismissed as the stuff of “right-wing conspiracy theory.” But less than three months ago, WND reported a resignation letter surfaced from the lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miguel Rodriguez, outlining evidence of his charge that the case was fixed. Thirteen years ago, WND reported Rodriguez, an...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Does Your Burger Say About You Quiz - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    05/24/2016 5:59:51 PM PDT · by LUV W · 133 replies
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  • Dem Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Ban A President Trump From Banning Muslims

    05/24/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 73 replies
    Trump.News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jon E. Dougherty
    (Freedom.news) Despite the fact that presidents generally have the authority to ban anyone from entering the U.S., for a host of reasons, a group of Democratic lawmakers wants to change that authority in a bid to preempt a President Donald Trump from doing what he thinks is best for U.S. national security. On the campaign trail Trump has called for a temporary ban on admitting anyone from Muslim-dominated countries with known terrorist entities at least until U.S. intelligence and Homeland Security officials find a way to properly vet these individuals. In the case of Syria, for example, the government is...
  • News anchor booed at graduation ceremony for anti-Trump remarks, speaking Spanish

    05/24/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 98 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 24, 2016
    A commencement ceremony turned unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, María Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among graduates and made some remarks in Spanish. Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullerton’s College of Communications booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony. In social media posts following the incident, the Peabody Award-winning journalist said she didn’t notice the uproar and chalked it up to "sad racism on...
  • Security Guard Arrested For Removing Man From Women's Bathroom

    05/24/2016 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.” A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman. The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women’s restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C. After seeing Belcher walk into the women’s...
  • It must stop now: The media can’t allow Trump to make this election about Bill Clinton

    05/24/2016 9:25:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 158 replies
    SALON ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sean Illing
    Donald Trump has fired his first shots of the general election campaign. Predictably, they have nothing to do with anything that matters. In a new video released on Instagram, Trump features audio interviews with women who’ve accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Against the backdrop of shadowy audio clips, the accompanying text asks if Hillary Clinton is “really protecting women.” We hear the voices of Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Wiley, and a clip from a 1999 Dateline interview with Juanita Broaddrick. Near the end, as the sound of Hillary Clinton’s cackle fades, the words “Here we go again” flash on the...
  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

    05/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2016 | Stephanie Nebehay
    North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader GENEVA | By Stephanie Nebehay U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. "It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether...
  • CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year (LA county CA)

    05/24/2016 5:42:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    CBS2 ^ | May 23, 2016 11:20 PM | By David Goldstein
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. “He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he’s not the only one. CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social...
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, “We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood.” The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden’s undercover...
  • Al Gore: Donald Trump's position on climate change 'should concern everyone'

    05/23/2016 6:52:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Scott Stump
    In "An Inconvenient Truth,'' Gore used charts and graphs to make the connection between increasing carbon emissions and the changing climate. Trump has called climate change a hoax created by China. "President [Jimmy] Carter said that he hopes [Trump] will be malleable, so I don't know,'' Gore said before laughing.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii ~ 24 MAY 2016

    05/23/2016 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is located on the island of Hawaii between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai Volcanic Mountains. It extends up the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to approximately 6,800 feet in elevation and to about 9,000 feet on Mauna Loa. The training area is about midway between Hilo, on the east coast and the Army landing site at Kawaihae Harbor. The area is the largest DOD installation in Hawaii. The PTA consists of 108,863 acres, of which 24,048 are leased by the Army...
  • Kurdish president calls for statehood, new Middle Eastern order

    05/23/2016 3:32:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement last week, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, declared that the old Middle East created by European imperialism was dead – and that an independent Kurdish state must be part of the emerging new order. Referring to the secret arrangement by the Allied Powers in World War I to divide the Middle East into “spheres of influence”, Barzani blasted the Sykes-Picot Agreement, saying that it denied the rights of the inhabitants and carved up populations with arbitrary lines. The agreement served as the basis for the establishment of the modern...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 138 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.” Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. “We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful...
  • Recalling Hillary Clinton’s claim of ‘landing under sniper fire’ in Bosnia (BS Alert)

    05/23/2016 5:03:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Washington Post (no less) ^ | May 23, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    One of our all-time great fact checks was The Fact Checker’s March 21, 2008, report on Hillary Clinton’s false claim that she arrived in Bosnia “under sniper fire.” The article, written by our former colleague Michael Dobbs, was quickly followed by CBS News, PolitiFact and others — and ultimately became a defining moment in the 2008 campaign for the former first lady. The incident even earns a mention in a recent attack ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Readers constantly ask us about Clinton’s Bosnia tale, and ask whether we will fact check it. As noted, The Fact Checker...
  • Herzog: 'Door is closed' for Zionist Union to join gov't

    05/23/2016 1:33:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chairman MK Yitzhak Herzog confirmed "the door is closed" regarding his party joining the coalition Monday, rejecting via Twitter an offer from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to resume talks. "Netanyahu, in response to your inquiries in recent days about resumption of negotiations on joining your government, I want to clarify publicly what I told you verbally: that door is closed," Herzog wrote. "This chapter is finished. You are a prisoner in the hands of the most extreme and we will fight you - and them," he added, referring to the addition of Yisrael Beytenu. ......
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 34 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • British PM: Turkey Will Join Europe ‘in Year 3000’

    05/22/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    The UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday said that Turkey would only be able to join the European Union “in about the year 3000,” hitting back at claims that Britain would lose the power to vote over Turkey’s membership if his country leaves the bloc. ‘Vote Leave,’ a cross-party campaign, is urging British citizens to vote to leave the EU all together in a June 23 referendum. The ‘Leave’ campaign predicts that 142,000 Turkish citizens could head to the UK every year if Ankara joins the EU. But for Cameron, who wishes for the UK to stay in the...
  • Egypt Sends Robot Submarine to Hunt for EgyptAir Jet

    05/22/2016 8:36:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Egypt deployed a robot submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, warning investigations into the disaster would take time. In his first public remarks on Thursday's crash of the Airbus 320 jet, which killed all 66 people on board, Sisi also said all possible scenarios were still being considered and cautioned against rushing to conclusions. “Search equipment has moved today from the oil ministry, they have a submarine that can reach 3,000 meters under water,” he told assembled ministers and members of parliament at the opening of a...
  • Afghan Taliban Sources Confirm Death of Leader

    05/22/2016 8:32:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Senior Afghan Taliban sources on Sunday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan, adding a shura or council is underway to decide his successor. “I can say with good authority that Mullah Mansour is no more,” a senior Taliban source told AFP. Mansour’s death was confirmed by two other senior figures, who said the group’s top leaders were gathering in Quetta to name their future chief. Earlier, Reuters quoted a US official as saying that Mansour was “likely killed” along with another combatant.
  • Feds Divert MILLIONS To ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels These Liberal Activist Groups ( La Raza and .. )

    05/21/2016 8:14:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/20/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy : a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services ... a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups. ... If you’re diverting money away from victims and sending it to third-party activist groups, you have victims who are being harmed not just once, but a second time. ... Many of us in Congress were alarmed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ 23 May 2016

    05/22/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ National Maritime Day (May 22nd) ~ STEAMSHIP SAVANNAH - 1819 On May 22, 1819, the SS Savannah left its home port of Savannah, Georgia on its way to Liverpool, England. The ship "put to sea with steam and sails" and reached Liverpool in 29 days and four hours, becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. While the steam engine performed faultlessly, it was not the only means of propulsion; historians have estimated that the Savannah was under sail 80% of the time. Nonetheless, it was an impressive achievement, one that signaled...
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Reportedly “Snickering” w/Glee Over Failure of Megyn Kelly Special

    05/22/2016 3:54:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 09:35 AM | Scott Eric Kaufman.
    New York’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kelly’s interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations. Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kelly’s supposedly mainstream appeal didn’t translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, “not good for her at all.” In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to...
  • Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terrorists too’

    05/22/2016 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16
    Coalition chairman MK David Biton (Likud) on Sunday addressed the proposed death penalty law for terrorists initiated by Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman during coalition negotiations. "I think there needs to be a death penalty, not just for those who want to commit suicide, but those who want to carry out a deadly attack only to be released after a few years in some exchange deal," said Biton during an interview with Radio Lelo Hafsaka. According to Biton, the law will provide a solution to terrorists who sit comfortably in Israeli prisons, study for an academic degree and are then...
  • 'The blood of a Jewish child must be avenged'

    05/22/2016 3:38:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Hezki Baruch
    The Almagor terror victims organization on Sunday contacted ministers on the Security Cabinet and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that they not block a new death penalty bill for terrorist murderers. The bill is being requested by incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman as a condition for his Yisrael Beytenu party to join the coalition. While Liberman reportedly may fold on the demand for a new law, it seems that new instructions will be given to facilitate the death penalty for terrorists. Almagor Director Lt. Col. (ret.) Meir Indor spoke to Arutz Sheva on Sunday about the new bill, and former...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • Hamas slams 'Arafat the coward'

    05/22/2016 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas politburo official Mahmoud al-Zahar reignited the war of words between his terrorist organization and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, which have long been bitter rivals. Hamas and Fatah have remained violently divided despite the unity deal sealed by Abbas in April 2014 when he torpedoed the US-led peace talks. In recent days - even as Egypt is leading talks in Cairo to try and unify the Palestinian factions - al-Zahar upped the ante on Hamas-Fatah tensions by slamming Fatah founder and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat for being a "coward" and fleeing a battle with Israel, before...
  • DNC chair staying neutral after Sanders backed her opponent

    05/22/2016 12:03:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Saturday she will remain neutral in the presidential race despite Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of her primary opponent.
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • Far-right leader Norbert Hofer ahead in Austrian presidential vote [51% to 49%)

    05/22/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    DW ^ | 22.05.2016
    Austrians have headed to the polle to elect a new president in run-of elections. Early results by one polling institute gave far-right candidate Norbert Hofer a marginal lead at almost 51 percent. Norbert Hofer was projected to become Austria's first far-right president with 50.9 per cent of the votes, according to pollsters of the ARGE Wahlen group say. His lead over Green Party rival Alexander van der Bellen remains too narrow to call a definite winner. Former Green party chief van der Bellen was projected to gain 49.1 per cent of the ballots. ARGE said they were fairly certain that...
  • Austrian election could produce EU's first far-right head of state

    05/22/2016 7:31:43 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Rooters ^ | 5/22/2016 | FFRANCOIS MURPHY, MICHAEL SHIELDS
    Austria could elect the European Union's first far-right head of state on Sunday, with support for Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer buoyed by a migration crisis that has heightened fears about employment and security. Opinion polls suggest the presidential run-off between Hofer and former Greens leader Alexander van der Bellen will be close. A far-right victory would resonate across the 28-member EU, where migration driven by conflict and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere has become a major political issue. Support for groups like the eurosceptic, anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) has been rising in various countries, whether they have...
  • Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Marriage for Clergy

    05/22/2016 5:38:16 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016 | AP via ABC
    The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages — though saying it "maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman." At its general assembly, meeting in Edinburgh, voted Saturday to allow congregations to "opt out" from traditional teaching if they wish to appoint a minister or a deacon in a same-sex marriage.
  • Sanders Says Americans See Clinton as 'Lesser of Two Evils'

    05/22/2016 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/21/16 | MARYALICE PARKS
    Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils." Sanders added that he will use Hillary Clinton's low favorability ratings as part of his case to Democratic party super delegates that they should back him over her. **SNIP** Asked by Stephanopoulos whether he would describe Clinton as the lesser of two evils against Donald Trump, Sanders responded, "No, I wouldn't describe it, but that's what the American people are saying."
  • The coming debt bust [China’s financial system]

    05/21/2016 6:38:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Economist ^ | May 7th 2016
    China’s financial system The coming debt bust It is a question of when, not if, real trouble will hit in China May 7th 2016 | From the print edition Timekeeper CHINA was right to turn on the credit taps to prop up growth after the global financial crisis. It was wrong not to turn them off again. The country’s debt has increased just as quickly over the past two years as in the two years after the 2008 crunch. Its debt-to-GDP ratio has soared from 150% to nearly 260% over a decade, the kind of surge that is usually followed...
  • Hillary Clinton Plans to Fire Back at Trump for NRA Remarks

    05/21/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016, 4:49 PM ET | By LIZ KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton plans to fire back at Donald Trump for comments he made to the National Rifle Association, in which he spoke in favor of open carry laws and accused Clinton of wanting to take away the right to bear arms -- a position she has not taken. According to an aide to the Democratic presidential frontrunner, Clinton will use her remarks tonight at the Trayvon Martin Foundation Circle of Mothers dinner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to respond to Trump. At the event, she is expected to call the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's position on guns "dangerous" and will specifically...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS ~ 22 May 2016

    05/21/2016 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN THERE ARE NEEDS "The bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song." Old Chinese Proverb Peppermint Patty, of Peanuts cartoon fame, can be impatient at times. You Peanuts fans may recall one of those times. School was about to begin, and Peppermint Patty went shopping. She entered the store, and proceeded directly to the counter, and said, "Sir, I need some school supplies...some pencils, some paper, a loose-leaf binder, and some answers. I need a lot of answers." Most of you have...
  • Far left protests 'the most dangerous government ever'

    05/21/2016 3:54:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of far leftists held a protest on Saturday night at Tel Aviv's Habima Square, demonstrating against MK Avigdor Liberman being appointed Defense Minister as part of his Yisrael Beytenu party joining the coalition government. Present at the protest was MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz), former Labor MK Yael Dayan, chairperson of Meretz's management Ori Zachi - and counter-protesting the radical leftists, nationalist rap star Yoav Eliasi, better known by his stage name Hatzel. The leftist protesters bore signs reading "Liberman is a fascist," "the disaster government, we don't want any more victims," and "Liberman is war minister." Invitations to the...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as "pro-Israel and pro-peace" but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House's main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President's chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an "echo chamber" in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • New York Report: Megyn Kelly Prime-Time Ratings Flop Lowers Her Contract Leverage…

    05/21/2016 11:21:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-20-2016 | sundance
    Gabriel Sherman writes a column for the New York Magazine about the fallout to the terrible ratings from Megyn Kelly’s broadcast special premier, and how she has damaged her contract negotiating position with a poor result.Sherman is a good read for some facts surrounding Fox News Insider stuff, but his analysis generally misses the mark because he’s inside the liberal NYC bubble; this article is no exception. Example: Sherman asserts that Rupert Murdoch is now supportive of Donald Trump… um, NO – that’s laughable.Rupert “Open Borders” Murdoch who has spent millions supporting immigration reform, who has used his network...
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obama’s Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administration’s loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. “Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released,” Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “Candidly, they are not...
  • Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt'

    05/21/2016 5:34:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Sharon Behn
    Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt' Sharon Behn May 21, 2016 4:58 AM BAGHDAD— Baghdad woke Saturday to the early morning sounds of helicopters flying overhead, most of them heading in and out of the fortified International Zone after protesters defied bullets and tear gas to storm the area. As they fled the gunfire and tear gas Friday afternoon, some carrying their injured friends across the bridge away from the IZ, the anti-government protesters vowed they would return – but with weapons. Many are followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who, like many of the...
  • Hypocrite! Leo Takes Private Jet to Collect Environmental Award

    05/20/2016 9:54:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    Leo DiCaprio picked up an environmental award in NYC this week — but hypocritically expanded his carbon footprint by 8,000 miles when he obtained the honor, by taking a private jet from Cannes, then flying straight back to France on another jet for a model-packed fund-raiser a night later. DiCaprio was at the Cannes Film Festival this week, and was spotted there partying at club Gotha on Monday with model Georgia Fowler, then jetted back to New York for the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, where he was honored by the clean-water advocacy group and Robert De...
  • Liberals Love Science — Unless It Proves Them Wrong

    05/20/2016 9:21:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, once there were “scientific socialists.” “Social engineer” is now rightly seen as a term of scorn and derision, but it was once a label that progressive eggheads eagerly accepted. Masking opinions in a white smock is a brilliant, albeit infuriating and shabby, rhetorical tactic. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
  • FReeper Canteen - Armed Forces Day - 21 May 2016

    05/20/2016 5:58:14 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 229 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ***** Armed Forces Day "Gaurdians of Freedom" Saturday, May 21, 2016 ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon...
  • Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

    05/20/2016 5:05:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/20/2016 | Katie Lobosco
    The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, pension benefits for about 407,000 people could be reduced to "virtually nothing," he told workers and retirees in a letter sent Friday. In a last-ditch effort, the Central States Pension Plan sought government approval to partially reduce the pensions of 115,000 retirees and the future benefits for 155,000 current workers. The proposed cuts were steep, as much as 60% for some, but it...
  • Florida Teacher Suspended for Putting ‘Inappropriate’ Trump Question on Final Exam

    05/20/2016 4:43:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    In what may or may not be another bit of political correctness gone wild, an exam question about Donald Trump has been deemed “totally inappropriate” for school. Malik Leigh works as an attorney and teacher at Palm Beach Lakes High School’s law academy, but according to Palm Beach Post, he’s been suspended for asking students a multiple choice question about how they think the mogul’s presidency might affect the nation: If Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, we are: A. Screwed B. Screwed C. Screwed D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for. his was...
  • Accused Beheader Pleads Guilty to Murder

    05/20/2016 3:56:42 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 45 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Lee
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - A Muslim convert accused of beheading a co-worker and nearly beheading a second at an Oklahoma food processing plant pleaded guilty Friday.     Alton Alexander Nolen, 31, of Norman, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, the Oklahoman reported.     Nolen is accused of beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford on Sept. 25, 2014, at a Vaughn Foods processing plant.     Prosecutors say Nolen also tried to behead a second victim, Traci Johnson, 44, cutting her throat and face, and then tried to stab a company executive, who shot him.     Nolen's attack...
  • What Are Donald Trump’s Views on Climate Change? Some Clues Emerge.

    05/20/2016 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | ERICA GOODE
    He has called global warming a “hoax,” for example, and claimed that the Chinese fabricated climate change (just a joke, he later said). And in an interview this week with Reuters, he said that he was “not a big fan” of the Paris climate accord, and that “at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements.” But more clues about Mr. Trump’s views on environmental issues emerged this week from a four-page briefing on energy policy prepared for the presumptive Republican nominee by Representative Kevin Cramer, Republican of North Dakota and an early supporter of Mr. Trump. Mr. Cramer, who...