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  • Architects Pose With The Original Model of the World Trade Center

    01/25/2015 11:34:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Google Plus ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Everyone should respond thee way they feel. IMHO this may not be the best time to post, discuss what's on your mind. My reaction to seeing it was to just look at it, ponder the terrible, unbelievable irony, tragedy of what the future, fate had in store for all those involved and beyond.
  • My challenge to Pope Francis: One which will, of course, go unanswered

    01/25/2015 11:25:21 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 25, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Most of you are aware of Pope Francis' concern over the size of Catholic families. The pontiff suggested the use of Natural Family Planning while quipping that married couples do not have to "breed like rabbits." As I said on Facebook: "It's true that married people do not have to "breed like rabbits." But then, priests don't have to float around the altar like Liberace around his Steinway or resemble Judy Garland." Where is the Holy Father's concern over homosexual priests? At the onset of his pontificate, when asked about the Vatican's alleged "gay lobby" [read Lavender Mafia] the Pope...
  • Manson, Mohammed, and the Innocence of Non-Muslims

    01/25/2015 12:38:08 AM PST · by IChing · 28 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Let’s take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, “I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • Greenfield: The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper

    01/24/2015 10:58:08 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights.  And why would they? The Iraq War already had an official narrative in Hollywood. It was bad and wrong. Its veterans were crippled, dysfunctional and dangerous. Before American Sniper, Warner Brothers had gone with anti-war flicks like Body of Lies and In the Valley of Elah. It had lost a fortune on Body of Lies; but losing money...
  • American Sniper: What do veterans say about the movie? (+video)

    01/24/2015 7:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor | January 24, 2015 | Samantha Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the film opened earlier this month, "American Sniper" has stirred up passionate responses from critics and supporters alike. What began as a surprise box-office hit, raking in $105 million its opening weekend, is now a flashpoint for conservative and liberal views of the Iraq war. The movie follows the life of Chris Kyle – one of the deadliest snipers and a US Navy SEAL – and his deployment on four tours to Iraq. During this time, he was credited with 160 kills before he was honorably discharged in 2009 after 10 years of service. His 2012 memoir, also...
  • Misreading Robert E. Lee - A Video Review of Elizabeth Brown Pryor's "Reading the Man"

    01/24/2015 2:25:41 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 37 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/23/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Dr. Bryon McClanahan reviews Pryor's work on Lee. He is quite critical and discusses major problems with the book as well as the "trendy" practice by modern historians of "humanizing" (tearing down) American heroes . . .
  • POW Flag from WWII Testament to Men's Bravery

    01/23/2015 6:47:07 AM PST · by w1n1
    wsj ^ | 1/23/2015 | M Burke
    Although Petty Officer 1st Class Denny Landrum died in 1980, the Navy electrician’s mate lives on through vibrant strokes of colored pigment. Between beatings, mock executions and torture at the Omori Prison Camp during World War II, Landrum and fellow POWs Raymond Jakubielski, Lorenzo Miriszio and Norman Albertsen painstakingly sewed bed sheets together and pilfered colored pencils from their Japanese guards. They created an American flag even though they faced execution if caught and had been threatened with court martial by their superiors, who feared all the prisoners might be punished for the act of defiance. Read the POW story...
  • The Diocese of Baton Rouge and the attack on the priest-penitent privilege

    01/22/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2015 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail. The Diocese of Baton Rouge and diocesan priest Father Jeff Bayhi were disappointed by the decision, which the diocese said has “significant ramifications for religious freedom in Louisiana and beyond.” “The diocese and Fr. Bayhi will continue their efforts to protect the guarantees of religious freedom set forth in our state and federal constitutions, and are...
  • Greenfield: Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Muslim Anti-Semitism

    01/22/2015 11:51:00 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Muslim Anti-Semitism Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Even articles about Muslim Anti-Semitism rarely want to talk about Muslim Anti-Semitism. In the aftermath of the Kosher supermarket massacre in France, articles about the Muslim persecution of Jews in Europe nervously hover around the subject before swerving away to discuss the European far-right. An article about Muslim anti-Semitism in France inevitably becomes an article about the National Front, which is not actually shooting Jews in supermarkets. Broader European pieces obsessively focus on the Jobbik party in Hungary...
  • On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade…..

    01/21/2015 4:48:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/15 | William Kevin Stoos
    Unborn Baby Eagles “Don’t fail to rescue those who are doomed to die. Don’t say, “I didn’t know it!” God can read your mind. He watches each of us and knows our thoughts. And God will pay us back for what we do.” (Proverbs 24:11-12—Contemporary English Version) Since 1973 when two women, prompted (some might say, used) by their activist radical women’s rights attorneys, challenged laws prohibiting abortions and won[1], nearly 50 million unborn and nearly born babies have been killed. That is nearly 16% of the current population of the United States. Fifty million babies who had no choice...
  • The truth about Islam and the Western world

    01/21/2015 1:18:52 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 5 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Earl Carter
    Reflecting A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Pause a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from history. They really happened!!
  • Nationalism Has Indeed Caused Wars

    01/21/2015 1:04:21 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    I want to answer this Facebook comment by Diane Granger to my article Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War: I disagree.Nationalism does not cause wars.Money and power cause wars.Those who profit from wars cause wars.Manipulate and blackmail the traitor politicians into wars. Every war has generally many causes, but it's impossible to deny the evident historical truth that nationalism has been a predominant cause of war. Right now I'm reading respected historian JM Roberts' History of the World where he describes events in the 1930s' Middle East: Unfortunately, the Syrian situation soon also showed the disintegrating power of...
  • Paris, a Symbol of Our Western Civilization

    01/21/2015 9:25:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Paris, the City of Lights: What will happen to all the art, icons, sculptures, statues, old Basilicas, archeological ruins, when Muslims become the majority in Paris and Europe On my third trip to Paris, it was ten days of drizzly and bone-chilling December. We stayed in a cozy but insufficiently heated hotel, just narrow and winding streets away from the magnificent Basilica of Sacré-Cśur in Montmartre. The stark white dome of Sacré-Cśur situated on top of the hill was visible on a sunny day from most points in Paris. Winding down the cozy village-like streets from the Basilica was Place...
  • Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War

    01/20/2015 1:05:46 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    It's a common, but misconceived, idea that Western people have grown disillusioned with religion because of religious wars in the distant or - in the almost unique case of Northern Ireland - recent past. People on the Left have taken this view with a bit more consistency than those on the Right. Think of John Lennon's song Imagine. He saw world peace and unification in the abolition of what he considered as all causes of division and conflict: religion, class, nation. Lennon was, to put it in euphemistically-correct language, "cognitively challenged", but at least one can't deny his consistency...
  • Obama aide takes blame for Paris absence

    01/20/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2015 | Justin Sink
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Tuesday it was his fault the White House didn’t send the president or another senior member of the administration to a unity rally in Paris earlier this month following the terror attack on a satirical newspaper. “We’ve said we regret we didn’t send someone more senior than out ambassador,” McDonough said in an interview with NBC’s “The Today Show. “That rests on me, that’s my job.” McDonough said he regretted the decision in particular because “the melee that ensued after that has covered up and obfuscated the very good progress that our...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Next Speech Hosted by Foreign Bank Accused of Aiding Enron Fraud

    01/20/2015 5:38:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Editor's Blog-Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 19, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    On Wednesday, for example, Clinton will continue quest to become more relatable by speaking at an event hosted by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a Toronto-based institution that has been the subject of multiple U.S. investigations into fraud and other financial transgressions, including helping the notorious Enron energy company to mislead investors. McClatchy reports: In 2003, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $80 million for allegedly helping the Enron energy company mislead investors through a series of transactions over a period of several years, according to the SEC....
  • Greenfield: Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/19/2015 11:27:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 19, 2015 Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. "For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached...
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/19/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a re-post of an article I wrote last year to celebrate the anniversary of General Lee's birth on January 19, 1807. My concerns for the future remain about the same, although the current threats to freedom of speech and of religion from Islam and its advocates are now higher. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do so mainly because of his devotion to...
  • American Sniper: Aiming For The Heart!

    01/19/2015 8:12:44 AM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 1/19/15 | Me
    Anti-war leftists will freely wave the white flag of capitulation, acceptable apathy, as tyrants and Islamacists murder countless innocents, but they’re infuriated beyond measure by a cinematic adaptation that chronicles both the inevitable ravages of war and the indelible spirit of a man who routinely risked his life to defend his brethren. Ironically the same foaming progressives who are desperate to discredit the unprecedented success and cultural impact of American Sniper – a supposed Right Wing celebration of individual mass murder and unabashed jingoism – were somehow unmoved when 12 unarmed workers at Charlie Hebdo, civilians not at war mind...
  • Need a good civil rights documentary for my young homeschooled kids (Vanity)

    01/18/2015 8:12:08 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 57 replies
    Jan. 18, 2015 | moi
    Our kids are in second grade (homeschooled with me and my husband) and while they probably know more about the Civil War than most seven-year-olds, we haven't gotten into civil rights issues from the 1950's and 60's yet. However, our kids are old enough now to pick up on things from the radio and newspaper, so I think it's time to start to cover that. I'm looking for a relatively short documentary (or recordings of particular speeches, etc.) that presents Jim Crow, civil rights, MLK, etc. fairly factually and without a heapin' helping of white self-hate added in. (I also...
  • MLK Day, 2015: We Have Come a Long Way

    01/18/2015 12:08:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The State of the Union ^ | January 16, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, instead of listening to irreverent race-baiters like “Reverends” Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, let us imagine what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleague Rosa Parks might say about race relations in America. First, Dr. King would remind us that in previous decades, white people were never indicted, let alone convicted and incarcerated for willfully killing black people. White lynch mobs would preen for cameras following their savage murders of black people, brazenly smiling because they knew that no white jury would convict them. King would retell the trial of the...
  • General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth

    01/18/2015 11:26:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 115 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | James King
    Lee possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth and they should emulate his qualities. Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 to Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III and Anne Carter Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County Virginia. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated 2nd in...
  • The Moral Basis for Economic Liberty

    01/18/2015 9:54:46 AM PST · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 13, 2010 | Rev. Robert A. Sirico
    Today, those who defend free markets and capitalism often do so solely on managerial or technical grounds, but economic liberty needs a moral defense as well. Defense of economic liberty without reference to morality will ultimately prove injurious to liberty itself. Rightly understood, capitalism is simply the name for the economic component of the natural order of liberty. It means expansive ownership of property, fair and equal rules for all, economic security through prosperity, strict adherence to the boundaries of ownership, opportunity for charity, wise resource use, creativity, growth, development, prosperity, abundance. Most of all, it means the economic application...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder wants the "Supreme Court" to oppose the Author of marriage

    01/17/2015 6:43:49 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 17, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    High court to hear gay marriage cases in April Associated Press WASHINGTON (January 16, 2015) — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them to overturn bans in four states and declare for the entire nation that people can marry the partners of their choice, regardless of gender. The cases will be argued in April, and a decision is expected by late June. Proponents of same-sex marriage said...
  • The Essence of Conservatism

    01/16/2015 5:10:41 PM PST · by donaldo · 7 replies
    The Russell Kirk Center | Russell Kirk
    http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/detail/essence-1957/ A very good list of the essentials of conservatism. Russell Kirk - “Conservatism is something more than mere solicitude for tidy incomes.”
  • New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe

    01/16/2015 10:58:49 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    From Quarks to Quasars ^ | January 16, 2015 | FQIQ
    Full Title:New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe For nearly half a century, theoretical physicists have made a series of discoveries that certain constants in fundamental physics seem extraordinarily fine-tuned to allow for the emergence of a life-enabling universe. Constants that crisscross the Standard Model of Particle Physics guided the formation of hydrogen nuclei during the Big Bang, along with the carbon and oxygen atoms initially fused at the center of massive first-generation stars that exploded as supernovae; these processes in turn set the stage for solar systems and planets capable of supporting carbon-based life...
  • French Prime Minister: 'I Refuse to Use This Term Islamophobia'

    01/16/2015 8:02:55 AM PST · by lbryce · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    The prime minister of France, Manuel Valls, has emerged over the past tumultuous week as one of the West’s most vocal foes of Islamism, though he’s actually been talking about the threat it poses for a long while. During the course of an interview conducted before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, he told me—he went out of his way to tell me, in fact—that he refuses to use the term “Islamophobia” to describe the phenomenon of anti-Muslim prejudice, because, he says, the accusation of Islamophobia is often used as a weapon by Islamism's apologists to silence their critics. Most of my...
  • Pope Francis: This is why authentic dialogue with Islam is impossible

    01/16/2015 5:39:36 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In his Encyclical Letter Ecclesiam Suam, Pope Paul VI told us that, "The Church must enter into dialogue with the world in which it lives. It has something to say, a message to give, a communication to make." (No. 65). The Holy Father goes on to say that, "Dialogue, therefore, is a recognized method of the apostolate. It is a way of making spiritual contact. It should however have the following characteristics: 1) Clarity before all else; the dialogue demands that what is said should be intelligible. We can think of it as a kind of thought transfusion. It is...
  • Greenfield: The Importance of Blasphemy

    01/15/2015 8:04:38 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 The Importance of Blasphemy Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog  As a deeply religious person, I have no fondness for blasphemy. My religion and its holy books are sacred to me. And I understand perfectly well why a Muslim would not relish a cartoon of a naked Mohammed.But the debates over freedom of speech and the sensitivity of religious feelings also miss the point.Blasphemy is the price we pay for not having a theocracy. Muslims are not only outraged but baffled by the Mohammed cartoons because they come from a world in which...
  • Talking About Climate Change in 1827

    01/15/2015 2:52:41 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Two Nerdy History Girls ^ | January 15, 2015 | Loretta Chase
    Mail Coach in snow Talking about climate change in the early 1800s?  This was something of a surprise to me at first.  Then I realized that this piece was written only a decade after the Year Without a Summer, during what is known as the Little Ice Age.  In that context, the theories become quite interesting. In the discussion of cold weather in North America and Europe, you’ll notice no mention of a volcanic eruption.  And can you imagine 19th century naval vessels trying to move glaciers?*  Climate change Climate change 15 January entry from William Hone, The Every-day...
  • Under Sky or Minaret, Everything Old Is New Again

    01/15/2015 1:40:24 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 15, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the War on Terror, a century into it... - There are as many truisms in war as there are in peace. Favorites include “The generals are always fighting the last war,” “There is nothing new under the sun,” “An army marches on its stomach.” All are true, to an extent, and can be applied to the study of any war, including the current one. But it’s also worth considering one of the great lies of all time, always cited, rarely true: “But This Time Is Different!” We say it to our parents when we hope for an exception...
  • Christianity Saved Europe from Islam: Je Suis Charlie Martel

    01/15/2015 1:17:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Fantastic video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, from ramzpaul. It has been the Christian cross and Christian Church that has defeated the invading Islamic armies again and again, throughout the history of Europe, let's never forget that. Now Europe is losing Christianity, and is losing to Islam: can that be only a coincidence? Wake up, people! The attacks on Christianity have come from various sources, but none of these sources have had European interests at heart. Sometimes these attacks are repeated by naďve, unaware, possibly well-meaning "useful idiots", but mostly they are...
  • A thought experiment about Islam

    01/15/2015 11:28:52 AM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dan Miller
    A religion which blesses and encourages the slaughter of those who offend it or its "prophet" should be condemned, not praised, unless and until it stops doing both. On January 14th, I posted an article titled Obama plans to restrain media offensiveness to Islam. As a thought experiment, this less than obviously relevant cartoon appeared at the top: I considered the cartoon offensive and hope that everyone else did too. It might depict Mohamed, or it might not. Beyond vague descriptions, likely of questionable value, we have little information about Mohamed's physical appearance. The cartoon could depict any obese human male wearing a turban. The same is true of...
  • Robert E. Lee, Southern Heritage, Media Bias, and Al Sharpton

    01/15/2015 10:05:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 341 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/15 | Gail Jarvis
    Many American presidents have held Robert E. Lee in the highest regard and publicly paid homage to him. Today, we have a president who holds Al Sharpton in higher esteem than Robert E. Lee. As you can probably surmise by my detailed caption, this article is a collection of random thoughts. It is typical at the beginning of a new year for people to reflect soberly on the state of events, and make optimistic resolutions and predictions for the future. Although I will try to maintain a hopeful outlook, I’m afraid I am unable to make any starry-eyed predictions. My...
  • A rising Islamic world: We are coming for you!

    01/15/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 15, 2015
    "An awakening and rising Islamic world — a more militant faith than Christianity or secularism — is saying to the West: We want you out of our part of the world, and we are coming to your part of the world, and you cannot stop us." - Pat Buchanan. See here. There are still some, including sadly many within the Church such as Bishop Robert McManus, who believe that the Church and the West can "dialogue" with Islam, which is a manifestation of Antichrist. Apparently the message of 9/11 was lost on such people. The date of this heinous and...
  • First Taco Bell building may be demolished

    01/14/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 43 replies
    The Downey Patriot ^ | 1/13/2015 | none
    DOWNEY — The building that housed the world’s first Taco Bell is under “imminent threat of demolition,” according to the Downey Conservancy, a Downey-based preservation group. Although Downey is more famously recognized as the site of the oldest operating location for the world’s largest hamburger chain, it is Taco Bell that built its very first location within the city. The building, located at 7112 Firestone Blvd, was opened by founder Glen Bell in March 1962.
  • Pope Francis: Jesus said, "Let the children come to Me..."

    01/14/2015 12:59:03 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 14, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The Daily Mail is reporting that, "Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the Philippines capital ahead of a visit by Pope Francis this week. Hundreds of boys and girls have been rounded up from doorways and roadsides by police and officials and put behind bars in recent weeks to make the poverty-racked city more presentable when Pope Francis arrives tomorrow, a MailOnline investigation has found. In a blatant abuse of the country's own child protection laws, the terrified children are locked up in...
  • A War Between Two Worlds

    01/13/2015 9:21:35 AM PST · by arthurus · 8 replies
    Stratfor ^ | January 13, 2015 | George Friedman
    We've spoken of borderlands, and how they are both linked and divided. Here is a border sea, differing in many ways but sharing the basic characteristic of the borderland. Proximity separates as much as it divides. It facilitates trade, but also war. For Europe this is another frontier both familiar and profoundly alien. Islam invaded Europe twice from the Mediterranean — first in Iberia, the second time in southeastern Europe, as well as nibbling at Sicily and elsewhere. Christianity invaded Islam multiple times, the first time in the Crusades and in the battle to expel the Muslims from Iberia. Then...
  • Steve Kroft and “60 Minutes” refuse to cover murder of PFC Lavena Johnson

    01/13/2015 8:49:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/13/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    STEVE KROFT, THE OLD FOOL OF 60 MINUTES WHO BOASTED HE IS BARACK OBAMA’S “GO TO MAN” AT THE CBS SHOW, PREFERS HIS BLACK WOMEN IN BED WHILE CHEATING ON HIS SOCIETY WIFE. THE VICIOUS, UNSOLVED SLAYIING OF A BLACK FEMALE WAS IGNORED WHILE KROFT AND CBS PILE UP BROWNIE POINTS WITH THE PENTAGON PRESS OFFICE. Copyright 2015 MilitaryCorruption.com Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes is more than an old fool with a fecal fetish (more about that later in this story). He’s a phony hypocrite as well. A Vietnam veteran and former enlisted man, like Chuck Hagel, he forgot where...
  • Ban on Fossil Fuels Needed to Save Planet [satire]

    01/13/2015 7:58:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    A study prepared by University College, London says severe restrictions on the use of fossil fuels are needed to prevent a forecast 2ş centigrade increase in temperature over the next 100 years. Lead researcher Dr Christophe McGlade asserted that “decreasing the global consumption of fossil fuels is both essential and attainable. Humans can survive without these polluting commodities. In colder climates people can wear more layers of warmer clothing. We can drastically reduce the amount of combustion used to keep warm.” “In warmer climates people can let their own bodies’ sweat evaporation process keep them cool,” McGlade pointed out. “I...
  • The Engines that Drive the Jihad

    01/12/2015 10:39:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/15 | John Thompson
    Arrest Jihad’s preachers and teachers today or kill four terrorists tomorrow… take your pick but decide quickly In the days after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the thrilling response of the French people to the attempt to intimidate them, any number of media commentators have talked about ‘root causes’ of terrorism. They mention that Westerners have to reach out to tame the ‘angry young men’ who are the agents of the Jihad’s terrorism. No we don’t. Well, yes we should reach out to address the ‘root causes’ of terrorism and the hand we reach out should at least...
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • CNN tries to convince viewers Kosher supermarket attack NOT anti-Semitic

    01/11/2015 5:06:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/11/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    During its coverage of the terror attack at the Paris Kosher supermarket on Friday night, CNN tried to convince its viewers that the attack was NOT anti-Semitic, and that it may have been aimed at Muslim shoppers who shop there as well. Let's go to the videotape.
  • To whom the future belongs...

    01/11/2015 2:44:10 PM PST · by scchapma1 · 9 replies
    The Enduring Truth blog ^ | January 11th, 2015 | The Enduring Truth
    To whom the future belongs.... in response to the Paris shootings. http://theenduringtruth.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/to-whom-the-future-belongs/
  • "Radical" "Extremist" Islam is mainstream Islam

    01/11/2015 11:38:37 AM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 11, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Many who consider themselves our "betters" continue to tell us that only "radicals" or "extremists" slaughter people for "insulting" Allah and Mohamed or try otherwise to force submission to Islam upon us. They refuse even to use the word "Islamic," except when pretending that such actions are "not Islamic." They are wrong and it's time to wake up. Apathy and ignorance can be deadly.As explained in my January 10th post, citing and quoting from an article in Catholic World Report by Father James V. Schall, S.J, the Islam we saw in Paris, France is neither "radical" nor "extremist." It is mainstream Islam, as commanded by the Koran and Sharia...
  • Letting My Freak Flag Fly—Again

    01/11/2015 11:36:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Jim O'Neill
    Oath Keeper Patch: Wordlessly making a statement supporting freedom, individualism, free speech, and anti-establishment views Almost cut my hair It happened just the other day It was getting kind of long I could have said it was in my way But I didn’t and I wonder why I feel like letting my freak flag fly I feel like I owe it to someone I’m not giving in an inch to fear Cause I promised myself this year I feel like I owe it to someone David Crosby (CSN&Y)—Almost Cut My Hair Many readers won’t remember this, but before liberals became...
  • Common Sense and the Glorious Cause Reflections on the great pamphlet's anniversary

    01/10/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 10, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Historians, political scientists, and philosophers alike often look at revolutions and ask the question "Was it a simple coup d'etat, or a real popular revolution? And if a real popular revolution, just how 'popular' was it, really?" It's often not that easy to tell. We can easily look at the Russian Revolution, for example, and see how there was first a large popular revolution, one that was then taken over by a much smaller communist contingent that was nowhere near as popular, but was brutal enough to win over the nascent White Russian government. One can do the math easily,...
  • Throw Islamists out or give them the "peace" of Islam they seek

    01/10/2015 10:44:12 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dan Miller
    They should welcome Islamic peace, including eternal bliss with their beautiful virgins. Many more of us await you. Hurry up! The attacks by adherents to the Religion of "Peace" in France were not the first, nor will they be the last, by "extremists" who live for nothing better than to demonstrate Islamic tolerance by slaughtering blasphemers who mock their "holy prophet" or otherwise insult Islam. We are told, ad nauseam, that they and their cohorts -- like the Islamic State -- are not Islamic: the Fort Hood massacre was mere "workplace violence" that had nothing to do with Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran can be trusted with nukes...
  • January 9, 2015, was Kristallnacht for French Jews

    01/10/2015 8:36:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/15 | Barry Shaw
    Just as Kristallnacht targeted the Jews of Berlin, the sound of terror and broken glass were the alarm signals to Jews and civilization everywhere For French Jews, January 9, 2015, was Kristallnacht, a seminal watershed of no return. That was the day that the Islamic fever that had infested France and most of Europe turned its fury away from attacking a satirical magazine that poked fun at them to its greatest enemy—Judaism. In Paris, a gunman, linked to the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo massacre who had shot a policewoman in the back the previous day, selected a Jewish target...
  • Greenfield:Let's Laugh at Islam

    01/09/2015 11:32:50 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 38 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, January 09, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, January 09, 2015 Let's Laugh at Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog  "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand" Mark Twain Anyone who seriously believed after 9/11 that victory against the ongoing Islamic conquest would be accomplished by military force has by now been steadily disabused of that illusion after over a decade of political correctness, passivity and misguided campaigns to bring democracy to the Muslim world. The war against Islam is not going to be won with guns or bombs. Force is merely the final solution to settling conflicts but Islam's violence is...