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  • Petition to Label Antifa Terror Group Has 146,000 Signatures So Far

    08/21/2017 7:50:10 AM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21AUG17 | Fox News
    The petition says Antifa's "violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States" earns it the terrorist designation...Antifa has embraced violence as part of their protests of the Trump administration and conservative principles.
  • Baader-Meinhof terrorist may have worked for the Stasi [Antifa parent group spied for East Germany]

    08/21/2017 12:08:24 AM PDT · by Fedora · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/01/2011
    [Subtitle: German media claims Horst Mahler identified as an informant for East German secret police in leaked report into 1967 shooting]He is one of the most paradoxical and notorious figures in modern German history: a social democrat lawyer turned leftwing terrorist who went to prison, turned to Maoism and then came out as a far-right nationalist.Now there is another twist: Horst Mahler, a founding member of the Red Army Faction, was also a Stasi informant.According to German newspaper reports, the revelation comes from a leaked report by state prosecutors re-investigating the shooting of a pacifist by a Berlin policeman during...
  • Why Do White People Want Me to Call Them Racist?

    08/20/2017 11:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    AUGUST 18, 2017 | ISSAC J. BAILEY
    Why Do White People Want Me to Call Them Racist?
  • ‘It Was Inevitable’: Ian Reid’s Photos of Charlottesville Chronicled Hate and Chaos

    08/20/2017 9:47:54 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/20/2017 | Trymaine Lee
    When the situation in Charlottesville, Va. shifted from tense to violent to fatal during the Rogues' parade of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other deplorables, photographer Ian Reid says he felt a grave sense of inevitability. For several months now, Reid, a New York-based freelance photographer, has traveled from city to city chronicling the increasingly violent clashes between the white nationalists protesting the removal of the Confederate Flag and confederate statues from public spaces and the counter-protesters they draw.
  • Will Hurd’s Guide to Running as a Republican in 2018

    08/20/2017 9:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    During a tour of Dairy Queens in his district, the West Texas congressman offered a master class in the rhetorical skills many Republicans are going to need this cycle.It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be Will Hurd, the Republican who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, a giant swath of Texas that stretches from San Antonio some 550 miles to El Paso and includes more than one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border. Predominantly poor, rural and Hispanic, the 23rd has been the only truly competitive congressional district in Texas for several election cycles. Since 2006,...
  • Edwin Edwards at 90

    08/20/2017 8:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Edwin Edwards likes to tell the story about after graduating from Law School at LSU when he had to decide where to set up his practice. As a native of Avoyelles Parish, the town of Marksville would have been a natural choice. However, when visiting a sister in Crowley he looked through the phone book and was surprised at the scarcity of lawyers there, far fewer than Marksville. So, he made his move to Crowley where he discovered there were more lawyers than he thought. It turned out that some pages had been ripped out of the phone book he...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth ~ 21 August 2017

    08/20/2017 5:01:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 36 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Arthur Wermuth "The One Man Army of Bataan" Info from here.(Thank you to DeaconBenjamin for bringing this hero to our attention!)             Arthur Wermuth didn't look like a U.S. Army officer. Sporting a mustache and Vandyke beard, the former football star from South Dakota endured his baptism of...
  • Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

    08/20/2017 4:53:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | August 20, 2017 6:19 pm | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting “a mistake.” But Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a black Democrat, said she has no plans to resign as numerous top Republicans and Democrats in Missouri have insisted since Thursday’s post in which she wrote “I hope Trump is assassinated!” Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said Friday that state senators should oust her. “I made a mistake, and I’m...
  • Why Can’t Tech Firms Shut Down Terrorists as Fast as They do Nazis?

    08/20/2017 4:52:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2017
    Why can’t tech firms shut down terrorists as fast as they do Nazis?After the violence in Charlottesville, Va., some tech firms and social-media sites were quick to ban white supremacists — far quicker than they were when it came to scrubbing radical Islamic terrorists. GoDaddy, Google and even Russian Internet officials booted the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi and white-supremacist Web site, after it published a despicable derogatory story about the woman killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville. Facebook took hits for failing to remove the event page for the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Even OkCupid, a dating...
  • French Property of the Week: Charming stone house with guest property in Charente-Maritime

    08/20/2017 4:45:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    TheLocal ^ | 8 August 2017
    Do you dream of having your very own guest house in France? If so, check out our Property of the Week. Where is it? The property is in a small, quiet village called Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis situated between the beautiful coastal city of La Rochelle (20km) and the picturesque town of Surgères (17km) in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. La Rochelle International Airport is situated just 30 minutes away from Aigrefeuille d'Aunis by car, with flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh and Brussels, among other international destinations. How much does it cost? It's on the...
  • Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

    08/20/2017 4:16:16 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    TheLocal ^ | 20 August 2017
    A series of demonstrations were held in towns and cities across Sweden on Saturday, in protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards. In 16 Swedish towns and cities demonstrators Demonstrators -- including midwives and members of the public -- took to the streets to march for better maternity care. READ ALSO: More mums flown to Finland to give birth due to overcrowding at Swedish hospital Around 170 protesters had gathered in Jönköping in southern Sweden. Emily Wallstedt, one of the organizers, said there had been no response yet from the county council politicians, but she remained hopeful. "Hopefully...
  • 'Swedish police should prioritize crimes against freedom of speech'

    08/20/2017 4:10:04 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    TheLocal ^ | 17 August 2017 | Emma Löfgren
    The government has presented 'Defence of the Free Word', an action plan to combat threats and hate against journalists, elected representatives and artists. Could you explain the background? Threats against journalists, elected representatives and artists have been highlighted in a series of studies, and also through reports from victims. Apart from the fact that the government has commissioned and financed surveys to ensure that the measures we invest in contribute to positive change, we have also learned from studies and intense roundtable discussions with everyone from editors-in-chief and journalists to artists and organizers – because another thing that has been...
  • Anti-Semitic signs hung on Oregon overpasses

    08/20/2017 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/17
    JTA - Signs with anti-Semitic messages were hung on highway overpasses in Oregon. The banners were hung on two northbound highways, which were heavily travelled by California tourists heading to the state to get a better view of Monday’s expected solar eclipse, according to local reports. The banners read, “UNJEW HUMANITY,” “Eclipse Whitey,” and “Jewish Financing Available,” the Oregon Statesman Journal reported on Saturday. They were taken down later on Saturday. Beth Dershowitz of Sacramento told the Oregonian in an email that the banners upset her, her husband Michael, and their children during their family road trip on Saturday. She...
  • Indianapolis man arrested for vandalizing Confederate monument in Garfield Park

    08/20/2017 10:48:13 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Fox 59 Indianapolis ^ | 6:23 PM, AUGUST 19, 2017, UPDATED AT 08:04AM, AUGUST 20, 2017 | Fox59 Web
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- IMPD has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing the Confederate monument in Garfield Park. According to authorities, Anthony Ventura was arrested at around noon in the 2400 block of Shelby Street following the alleged incident. After a video started making the rounds on social media, folks in the area, like Rex Staples, came out to see the damage. "It's stupid, it don’t really make any sense, you know?" said Staples, " because they’re really not doing anything.”
  • ‘Cops and Klan Go Hand in Hand,’ Chant Dallas Anti-Confederacy Protesters

    08/20/2017 10:37:17 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2017 | BOB PRICE
    Anti-Confederacy protesters took to the streets in Dallas, Texas, and attacked police officers at the end of a heated round of standoffs. Approximately 2,300 people turned out for the Saturday evening protest that lingered into the night. “Cops and Klan go hand in hand,” chanted one group of protesters dressed in all-black, including masks, Fox4 Dallas reported. That group split off from the main march and headed toward the targeted Confederate monument. The local Fox affiliate reported some of the protesters donned gas masks and began throwing bottles at police officers. Police reported several arrests, but no injuries, after they...
  • Mattis: US reached decision on Afghan strategy after ‘rigorous’ debate

    08/20/2017 9:57:10 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2017 | Unstated
    Amman (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed Sunday that the Trump administration had decided on a new strategy for Afghanistan after “rigorous” debate, but said President Donald Trump would be the one to announce it. Mattis refused to hint at any details of the decision, which came after months of speculation over whether Trump, frustrated with a stalemate after 16 years in Afghanistan, would allow the Pentagon to boost troop numbers on the ground in the country. However Mattis appeared satisfied after what he described as an in-depth review of the policy by much of the president’s cabinet...
  • Baseball card company drops Chief Wahoo for ‘Block C’ logo

    08/20/2017 9:33:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DAVE NETHERS
    CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Indians' gradual evolution away from the familiar Chief Wahoo mascot appears to have made its way to the baseball card industry. Under pressure to separate itself from the age-old mascot by individuals who have made a public appeal claiming it to be offensive, the team now calls the 'Block C' its primary logo. But baseball card companies, including Topps, which is one of the largest, have included the logo along with players' images for years. This year, however, the card company appears not to be airbrushing the logo from the players photographs, but it seems to be...
  • How to Make a Mint off the Homeless in de Blasio’s New York

    08/19/2017 11:06:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017
    You’ve got to hand it to developer Mark Stagg: He sure knows how to milk the most from city government — with the eager cooperation of Team de Blasio. We noted last month that Stagg had pulled a bait-and-switch on a proposed apartment building in The Bronx, belatedly turning it into a homeless shelter after winning the key construction approvals from the city. And, for all Mayor de Blasio’s supposed dedication to building “affordable housing,” his minions were too desperate to site new shelters to do anything but play along.
  • De Blasio Reportedly Considering a Presidential Run (Don’t Do It, Bill)

    08/19/2017 9:50:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    One of the things to keep in mind about an open presidential nominating contest with no clear front-runner is that an awful lot of politicians have been thinking of themselves as White House material since about the third grade. Add in the wildly unlikely identity of the 2016 winner and you have a recipe for egos running wild. In addition, as I noted recently, to the extent there are big, dominant figures in the potential 2020 Democratic field, they are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren, who will be 78, 77, and 71 years old, respectively, when Iowans head...
  • Horrified Wife Witnessed Husband’s Senseless Murder

    08/19/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Kathianne Boniello August
    A native Texan who recently moved from Cypress Hills to Greenpoint because he thought it would be safer, was stabbed to death by a stranger in his new neighborhood — as his wife watched in horror. George and Christina Carroll were enjoying a stroll home along Monitor Street late Friday after checking out a new apartment and then hitting a local bar, when one of a pair of men hanging out on the steps of a school muttered something to them as they passed, the stunned widow told The Post. “It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” said Christina...