HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice  Donate

"HEY FREEPERS: Go Monthly and lets END these Freepathons!!!" ~~piytar

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $39,127
44%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 44% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Front Page News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New Cold Climate to Devastate Global Agriculture within Ten Years

    05/03/2015 9:55:53 AM PDT · by citizen · 104 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 30, 2015 | John L. Casey
    The Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announces today that the predicted new cold climate will soon begin to end the historic era of growth in US and global agricultural output that began after the end of World War II. Specifically, as a result of recent events on the Sun and changes in the Earth's climate, the SSRC again warns that record crop yields and volume in the US and Canadian corn, wheat, and soybean belts are about to end. The SSRC expects the first substantial damage could be observed at any time but certainly within the next ten years....
  • Baltimore Riots: Poll Finds 96% Expect More Racially-Charged Unrest Nationwide

    05/03/2015 9:50:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    nbc.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    A whopping 96 percent of Americans say that they expect more racially-charged unrest around the country this summer, similar to the past week's violence in Baltimore. And more than half — 54 percent — believe a similar disturbance is likely in the metropolitan area closest to where they live. In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 68 percent of adults said they believe it is "very likely" that there will be more protests and clashes around the country like those after the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody....
  • PM Netanyahu Meets with US Sen. Rob Portman (issues another warning on Iran)

    05/03/2015 9:16:55 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    PMO ^ | 5/3/15
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), who chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and told him at the start of their meeting: "I welcome you here in that spirit of friendship between Israel and the United States. That doesn't mean we don't have differences of view. On the matter of the pending Iran deal, we view things differently. We think that the goal of the Iran deal should not be just to reach any deal. It should be to block Iran's path to the bomb. And...
  • Mayor lifts citywide curfew in Baltimore

    05/03/2015 9:11:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    WAMR ABC2 ^ | 5-3-2015 | Drew Angerer
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew Sunday morning after a day of peaceful rallies and protests in the city. "Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew,” the mayor said in a statement.
  • Report: ISIS executes 300 Yazidis in Iraq

    05/03/2015 5:03:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 2, 2015
    About 300 Yazidi captives of Islamic State were executed by the Islamist group west of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul in Iraq on Friday, Iraqi and Yazidi officials said, according to the BBC. According to a statement released by the Yazidi Progress Party, the captives were killed in the Tal Afar district, near Mosul. Iraq's vice president, Osama al-Nujaifi, said the alleged massacre was "horrific and barbaric," BBC reported.
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 56 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • Highest Ranking Cold War Defector: The KGB Invented ‘Liberation Theology’

    05/02/2015 3:40:51 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 May 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a startling new interview, a 3-star general and former head of Communist Romania’s secret police who defected to the United States in 1978, claims that the Theology of Liberation was the creation of the KGB, who exported it to Latin America as a way of introducing Marxism into the continent. Ion Mihai Pacepa has been called “the Cold War’s most important defector,” and after his defection, the Romanian government under Nicolae Ceausescu placed two death sentences and a $2 million bounty on his head. During the more than ten years that Pacepa worked with the CIA, he made what...
  • Flood of Bad News for Hillary Dampens Campaign

    05/02/2015 3:03:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    It’s been a tough week for Hillary Clinton, with a flurry of bad news that is casting further doubt on her prospects for winning the Democratic Party nomination, let alone the White House. She did receive a celebrity endorsement, but, alas, it came from pornographer Larry Flynt, and as Bloomberg’s John Heilemann observes, it “beggars belief that she and her team will be issuing any press releases touting the latest bold-faced name to clamber aboard her bandwagon.” A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans suspicious of Clinton’s honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy. Her...
  • Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs

    05/02/2015 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 13 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | May 2, 2015
    Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs "pRes_ _dent Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have gone out of their way in the last fortnight to shower friendly gestures on Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and even Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. .... on April 23, Biden was the keynote speaker at the Israeli embassy’s Independence Day reception. ... Biden went on to warn: “Let’s not kid each other. They already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material. Iran could get there now if they walked away...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Video Response to Kerry)

    05/02/2015 1:08:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on its 30th anniversary.
  • Critics of Iran deal are guilty of ‘hysteria,’ Kerry tells Israeli TV

    05/02/2015 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 2, 2015, 9:15 pm
    In a rare interview with Israeli television, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Saturday that inspections to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons would stay in place “forever,” and accused critics of the world powers’ emerging deal with Iran of “hysteria.” Evidently seeking to placate the public in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a bitter and relentless critic of the deal, Kerry pledged: “We will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran’s pathways to a bomb and that doesn’t give us the confidence — to all of our experts, in fact to global...
  • Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs complain about anti-terror program

    05/01/2015 8:17:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Complete Fox News article Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/1/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim agitation, attrition, the litigation jihad accompanies all counter terror programs in these United States. We are constantly being told, scolded, admonished and clubbed with the now well worn meme that “only a tiny minority” “a radical few” Muslims engage in jihad. And yet we never see Muslim organizations supporting, encouraging cooperation and applauding any counter terror efforts.Why is that? Based on everything we are constantly being told about moderate Muslims – this is an impossibility. And yet this impossibility is our constant companion.Is it any wonder there is a stream of young Muslims from these communities and mosques flocking...
  • Hillary Alert: New Emails Mean Benghazi Isn’t Over

    05/01/2015 3:53:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times /AP Via Yahoo ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    Hillary Clinton tried to take a break from controversy this week with a speech at Columbia University in New York voicing her concern about civil unrest in Baltimore and her prescription for reforming the criminal justice system. But for the former Secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, renewed controversy is always just around the corner. On Thursday, House Republicans announced that their once floundering probe of Clinton’s conduct surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya just got another important boost: The State Department handed over 4,000 pages of new documents to a...
  • Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide, police officers charged

    05/01/2015 8:17:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 181 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2015
    Prosecutors ruled that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide. Friday morning, State attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that all six officers involved in the incident have been charged and warrants are out for their arrests. "Six officers are each facing multiple charges, including manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment: Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero and Officer Caesar Goodson," The Baltimore Sun reports. "Goodson, who drove the van, has been charged with second-degree murder." Mosby described how police arrested Gray on no grounds, violated police procedures by cuffing his hands...
  • Hillary Clinton: Congenital Rule-Breaker.

    04/30/2015 1:23:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 30, 2015 | Ron Founier
    Hillary Clinton doesn't play by the rules. That's not a partisan attack. It's not a talking point. It's not a fantasy. It's a fact—an agonizing truth to people like me who admire Clinton and her husband, who remember how Bill Clinton rose from a backwater governorship to the presidency on a simple promise: He would fight for people who "work hard and play by the rules." The evidence is overwhelming and metastasizing: To co-opt a William Safire line, Hillary Clinton is a congenital rule-breaker. "More than 180 Clinton Foundation donors lobbied her State Department." "That's not illegal," writes Vox reporter...
  • Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton: Give the foreign government donations back

    04/30/2015 1:01:25 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Foxnews - Latino ^ | April 24, 2015/
    GOP presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has called on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to return all donations made by foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation amid the growing scandal engulfing the Democratic candidate’s campaign following allegations made in a recent book. "The Clinton Foundation collected tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments including donors who had business interests with the State Department while Clinton was Secretary,” Cruz said in a statement released to the press on Friday. “She made decisions in that capacity that likely benefited the same people who were giving large donations to...
  • First on CNN: Navy to escort U.S. commercial ships near Iran

    04/30/2015 12:05:24 PM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    Commie News Network ^ | April 30, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    CNN has learned that U.S. Navy warships will now accompany every U.S.-flagged commercial vessel that passes through the Strait of Hormuz due to concerns that ships from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps navy could try to seize a U.S. cargo ship. The classified plan was approved by the Pentagon Thursday, according to a senior defense official.
  • Media and Blogs: Free Republic Not Source of Bogus Freddie Gray Story; FReepers Helped Debunk

    04/30/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 81 replies
    Thursday, April 30, 3015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Two leading newspapers have posted incorrect reports regarding the role of Free Republic in the dissemination of a bogus story about an alleged pre-existing spinal injury to Freddie Gray that contributed to his death in Baltimore police custody. Those incorrect reports are being repeated by blogs. The Baltimore Sun falsely reported: "The Free Republic website said Wednesday that Gray's "life-ending injuries to his spine may have possibly been the result of spinal and neck surgery that he allegedly received a week before he was arrested." The article also said the injury was the result of a car accident and cited...
  • Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘trying to injure himself,’ document says

    04/29/2015 7:31:43 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29 2015 | Peter Hermann
    BALTIMORE — A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.
  • Texas Considers More Abortion Limits After Clinic Closures

    04/29/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 29, 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER and EVA RUTH MORAVEC
    snip..."These little measures that keep slipping through, they cumulatively have a very detrimental effect to safe, legal and timely abortions," said Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. "They've done plenty of damage at this point." Tension over new abortion laws erupted in in June 2013 when Republicans weathered a 13-hour filibuster by Davis, who went on to lose badly to Abbott in the governor's race. New laws required abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards and mandated that doctors who perform abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges. Clinics unable to make costly upgrades closed and women in rural swaths...
  • Bill Clinton's plane makes emergency landing in Tanzania

    04/29/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 29, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    A plane carrying former President Bill Clinton had to make an emergency landing in Tanzania Wednesday after one of the four engines on his plane stopped working, CBS News has learned. Everyone on board the plane is safe. Clinton was traveling in the East African nation to visit projects that have been funded by his family's foundation. The plane made an emergency landing at the Dodoma fueling station, where the engine had to be fixed. The plane was a Canadian turboprop Dash 7, traveling from Iranga, a city in the center of Tanzania, to Lake Manyara, which is in the...
  • The Cruz Doctrine: Ted Cruz Opens Up About His Foreign Policy Worldview

    04/29/2015 11:37:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz wants you to know that he isn’t a Rand Paul on foreign policy – but he isn’t a John McCain either. The Texas senator and Republican presidential contender outlined his foreign policy worldview Friday in an in-depth interview with The Daily Caller from the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Sin City, where he was in town to attend both the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Spring Meeting and a convention of evangelical pastors. “The touchstone of foreign policy should be the vital national security interest of America,” Cruz said, arguing his foreign policy was neither “full...
  • Mayor 'told police to STAND DOWN while Baltimore began to burn during riots'

    04/29/2015 10:58:23 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    According to a senior law enforcement source, the embattled mayor effectively told her officers to do nothing as the city began to burn - raising questions as to whether the rioting could have been stopped. Asked by Fox News if the mayor was responsible for the order, the source said, 'You are God damn right it was.'
  • ObamaCare's Tax Shock Is Far Worse Than Predicted

    04/29/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/29/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Providing still more evidence of how ObamaCare is "working," most enrollees learned this year that they had to pay back a huge chunk of their insurance subsidies. So much for "affordability."
  • Economists React to the Pathetic 2015 First-Quarter GDP Report: ‘That Was Pretty Ugly’

    04/29/2015 7:11:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Sarah Portlock
    The U.S. economy all but ground to a halt in the first quarter this year, with businesses cutting investment, consumers pulling back spending and exports falling. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate, well below economists’ expectations of 1%. Economists on Wednesday weighed in:“In an entirely unsurprising turn of events, first quarter GDP was weaker than expected, growing just 0.2% as compared to the 1.0% rate expected. To repeat a refrain of ours, weakness in the first-quarter GDP report is not exclusive to 2015; we’ve...
  • Hope (for conservatives) in SCOTUS Arguments on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ (Don't Be Defeatist)

    04/29/2015 6:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    CHQ ^ | 4/29/2015 | Ryan Anderson
    Our friend Quin Hillyer posted an interesting article in National Review in which he parsed at some length the past opinions of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the perceived “swing vote” on the same-sex ‘marriage’ case argued before the Court yesterday. Many conservatives have been pessimistic about the prospects of the preservation of federalism and the power of states to regulate marriage, and Hillyer acknowledges Kennedy’s paeans to “personhood and dignity,” and “reviewing his long history of rulings that consistently expanded the rights of homosexuals at every opportunity, many observers consider it a foregone conclusion that his decision in the...
  • Naval Academy midshipmen, caught in Baltimore protests, direct families to safety

    04/28/2015 11:58:40 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 26 replies
    capitalgazette ^ | 4/27/2015 | Tim Prudente
    A patio chair smashed the sandwich shop window. Glass fell around Midshipman Brad Kadlubowski, seated before a window, at the Subway shop in Baltimore. Inside, a father steered his wife and two children to the back of the shop on Saturday. His son has asthma; the father worried about tear gas. Another chair smashed another window. Everyone to the back, the midshipmen instructed. Families and Naval Academy midshipmen had come for dinner before Saturday's Orioles game. Protests over the death of Freddie Gray began peacefully that day, but ended with confrontation. By Monday, the day of Gray's funeral, protests escalated...
  • Air Force: If A-10s stay, F-16s headed to the boneyard

    04/28/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 152 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2015 | By Travis J. Tritten
    The Air Force will send some perfectly fine fighter jets to the boneyard or delay its F-35 Lightning II rollout for a year if Congress blocks retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt, according to a document recently provided to military oversight committees. The tradeoffs would occur at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, due to limited number of personnel to maintain the A-10s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and the first advanced F-35 joint strike fighters slated to arrive later this year, the service told lawmakers. The Air Force and Congress have been grappling over the future of the A-10, known as the...
  • Events in Baltimore Reflect a ‘Slow-Rolling Crisis’ Across U.S., Obama Says

    04/28/2015 1:09:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama responded with passion and frustration on Tuesday to the violence that has rocked Baltimore and other cities after the deaths of young black men in the hands of the police, saying it was part of a “slow-rolling crisis” that demanded a period of national soul-searching to resolve. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Obama called for “full transparency and accountability” in a Department of Justice investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died of a spinal cord injury sustained while in police custody. But he also said his thoughts...
  • John McCain Lashes Out at Judicial Watch over Damning IRS Doc Release

    04/28/2015 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm | Debra Heine
    The IRS documents released by the government watchdog group on April 9 revealed that the senator, along with Senator Carl Levin, pressured the agency to go after political nonprofits – which turned out to be overwhelmingly conservative non-profits.. A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen....
  • Iran Takes Control of Cargo Ship; U.S. Sends Destroyer to Persian Gulf

    04/28/2015 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/15 | HELENE COOPER
    After being fired upon, the ship issued a distress call, prompting the United States Navy to direct the destroyer, the Farragut, to the area. The Farragut, the defense official said, is now about 60 miles away. He said that so far there has been no communication between the United States Navy and Iran, but added that American aircraft are standing by to monitor the situation.
  • Report: Only 6% Clinton Foundation Expenditures Go To Charity

    04/28/2015 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 April 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Fox Business Network’s “The Willis Report,” host Gerri Willis broke down the charitable spending of the Clinton Foundation. Willis said, “What if you were to analyze the Clinton Foundation like any charitable organization? That is a question that we’re asking tonight. Does the Clinton Foundation wisely spend charitable dollars? Well the experts weighed in. The answer is a resounding no. One expert even called it a slush fund for the Clintons. These are not politicos. These are charity experts.” “Charity Navigator, who we have on the show all the time, placed the Clinton Foundation on a watch list,”...
  • SC: Ted Cruz Sweeps 5 official GOP Straw Polls

    04/28/2015 7:08:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    The South Carolina Conservative ^ | April 28, 2015 | Javan Browder
    The past week was a very good one for Ted Cruz in South Carolina, as he swept the straw polls at four bi-annual Republican county conventions, and one county GOP Executive Committee bi-monthly meeting. The first came as Cruz won the Anderson County GOP convention straw poll as follows: Cruz 27%, Walker 25%, Rubio 15%, Huckabee 9%, Graham and Perry 6% each, Santorum 5%, Bush, Paul and Carson 1% each. But the biggest prizes came for Cruz as he won Greenville, Spartanburg and Aiken GOP convention straw polls all on the same day as follows: Greenville: Cruz 28%, Walker 22%, Carson 8.5%, Rubio...
  • Shirt printer that wouldn’t make gay pride shirts vindicated by court

    04/28/2015 6:51:29 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 at 1:53 AM | By Justin Wm. Moyer
    The day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a historic same-sex marriage case, a Kentucky court has ruled that a Christian T-shirt company has the right not to print gay pride festival shirts. Hands on Originals (HOO), a Christian T-shirt company in Lexington, Ky., was asked to print shirts by Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) for a 2012 pride festival. When the company turned down the order, the GLSO filed a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. Though the commission found in favor of the GLSO, Judge James D. Ishmael of the Fayette Circuit...
  • Baltimore Destroyed: Rioters Burn Buildings, Injure Police, Attack Reporters and Loot Local Stores

    04/28/2015 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After a week of protests and the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who recently died in police custody of serious injuries, rioters took to the streets of Baltimore late Monday afternoon and rampaged through the city until the early hours of the morning burning buildings, cars, looting local stores, attacking police and reporters. Fifteen police officers were injured and the hoses being use by firefighters to put out an inferno at a CVS were cut. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made several statements last night and announced a curfew...that starts tonight. Governor Larry Hogan called in the National Guard to restore order,...
  • Why Gay Marriage Activists Wish This LGBTQ Voice Would Shut His Mouth

    04/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/2015 | LARRY TOMCZAK
    LGBTQ icon Larry Kramer has spent the last 37 years warning of homosexuality's health hazards. He's director of ACT UP whose slogan is: "Silence=Death." Many gay marriage advocates wish Larry would shut his mouth. His message undercuts the image of being "gay and blissful." Folks are uncomfortable adding unsavory elements like this to the conversation. Do you think lawyers who presented arguments to the Supreme Court included the following? "Chief Justice Roberts and esteemed members of the Court, while you will hear our efforts to persuade you to legalize gay marriage today, we must be mindful of serious, elevated health...
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • Final TRT FREEP at SCOTUS defending 2,000 years of real Christian marriage.

    04/27/2015 1:11:56 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 11 replies
    www.GusAlzona.com | April 27, 2015 | Gus Alzona
    You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Media inquiries, call 1-202-288-8011 Simple rules of conduct are: no violence, no racism, no profanity, obey the law and treat uniformed law enforcement officials with respect.
  • Ted Cruz gets specific on 'abolishing the IRS'

    04/27/2015 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    LAS VEGAS — Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago.To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz's vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some.In an interview with the Washington Examiner...
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 669 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Presidential candidate Cruz, others speak at ‘Adelson Primary’ in Vegas

    04/26/2015 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 25, 2015 | Laura Myers
    “Sadly, the America alliance with Israel has never been more im­periled than it is today,” the U.S. senator from Texas said, speaking before the spring meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. ---- The gathering is known as the “Sheldon Adelson primary” because of the role he plays in boosting GOP candidates. In 2012, Adelson donated more than $100 million to Republican candidates, including Newt Gingrich before he dropped out of the White House race and Mitt Romney, the eventual GOP presidential nominee. Cruz appeared to excite the crowd more than the other speakers. He noted that he called for Secretary...
  • Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

    04/26/2015 11:37:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    WISN.com ^ | 2015-04-26 | Ashley Killough
    WAUKEE, Iowa (CNN) —Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party." "There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," the Texas Republican said in his speech before a Christian conservative audience in Waukee, Iowa.Cruz joined eight other presidential candidates and potential contenders on stage at the Iowa Faith and Freedom summit, where speakers railed against what they see as threats to religious liberty. For his part, Cruz alluded to...
  • G5+1 Accepted Complete Removal of Sanctions: Salehi (Iran)

    04/26/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Al Manar ^ | 26-04-2015 - 16:21
    The P5+1 group has accepted to remove all Iran's sanctions immediately after the comprehensive nuclear deal, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said. Speaking in a televised program on Saturday night, he said that Iran and P5+1 have reached a consensus on the framework of agreement and they are now discussing the details. Iran has a full-scale knowledge of the complete cycle of peaceful nuclear technology, Salehi added. He said that Iran has a stockpile of 90 tons of heavy water and it is producing 20 tons per year which give the country, ability to become...
  • “A corrupt, unresponsive and plutocratic disaster”: How Mitch McConnell and the GOP remade DC

    04/26/2015 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/26/2015 | Elias Isquith
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is by most accounts an awkward, charmless politician who is motivated by little more than a ruthless desire to accrue power and win his next election. He has no set ideological principles (he was once a labor-friendly, pro-choice moderate, for example) and despite having been in Congress for some three decades, no legislation of real significance bears his name. To all appearances, he is exactly the kind of nakedly ambitious cipher that our society rewards but that we the people claim to hate. I would, generally speaking, rather write about someone else.
  • KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK

    04/26/2015 1:03:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-04-26 | Fox News
    - BREAKING NEWS - KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK [No further details, yet.]
  • White House Correspondent's Dinner 2015 (Live thread)

    04/25/2015 4:05:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 274 replies
    CSPAN.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | C-SPAN
    A Red-carpet of liberals arriving with their correspondent escort.
  • Officials: FBI probes possible ISIS-inspired threat (California .. Heads up!!)

    04/25/2015 2:53:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/25/15 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
    (CNN)The FBI is investigating a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist threat in the United States, law enforcement officials said Saturday. The investigation originated from intercepted chatter and other intelligence information that led officials to believe a possible plot could be in the works, the officials said. No arrests have been made. It's not clear whether the threat is real or aspirational. The exact nature of the threat couldn't be learned. One official said it focused on parts of California where officials stepped up security, a U.S. official said.
  • As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

    04/25/2015 12:15:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/25/2015 | By ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. Then came 2015. The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security. In the first three months of 2013, Massie reported $46,000 rolling in from tobacco, trucking, health care and other industries. During the first quarter of 2015, Massie has collected just $1,000...
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...