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  • Dunkirk and the History Christopher Nolan Failed to Mention

    07/26/2017 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 48 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 26 July 2017 | Brad Macdonald
    Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opened last Friday to massive crowds and rave reviews. By the end of the weekend, the movie had grossed more than $100 million worldwide; $24 of which came from my wife and me. Dunkirk, in my opinion, is an entertaining film and a fine diversion, but entirely underwhelming and a missed opportunity. Dunkirk is everything you’d expect from 21st-century Hollywood. There’s plenty of action, some epic panoramas, and more than one plotline crafted to tug the heartstrings. Add in (another) superb score from Hans Zimmer, and Dunkirk is everything Hollywood tells us we want. But although it...
  • Greenfield: Marx and Mohammed in Manchester

    07/26/2017 6:11:27 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 7/26/17 | Greenfield
    Marx and Mohammed in Manchester The left bows to Islam. July 26, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. There’s good news for Manchester. The city with the highest death rate and some of the worst drug and alcohol problems in England is getting a statue of Friedrich Engels. A scowling bearded cement statue of Marx’s best friend will fix everything wrong with Manchester. The statue comes to Manchester courtesy of Phil Collins. That’s not the singer who crooned, “You’ll...
  • DON'T BE PRO-ISRAEL, BE PRO-SARAH

    07/26/2017 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 7/26/17 | Greenfield
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Don't Be Pro-Israel, Be Pro-Sarah Posted by Daniel Greenfield Chaya Salomon was murdered at a Sabbath dinner with her family. The 46-year-old Jewish woman was stabbed to death alongside her 70-year-old father Yosef and her 36-year-old brother Elad. Photos show the kitchen of the Salomon house in the Israeli village of Neve Tsuf covered in blood. The youngest Salomon daughter had given birth to a new member of the family. The bottle of Glenfiddich on the table was never opened. Instead an Islamic terrorist burst in and stabbed the new grandfather. Tova, the new grandmother was...
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • 6 Longest Sniper Shots in History

    07/25/2017 5:30:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2017 | J McAdams
    All but one of the top six longest sniper shots in history have taken place in this century. Check out the six longest sniper shots of all time. All six of the longest sniper shots of all time have taken place in the 21st century and all were taken at distances over 1 1/4 miles. Training, natural shooting ability, quality equipment, great observers and a little bit of plain old luck are necessary to consistently make such long range shots under demanding conditions. Long range shooting has dramatically evolved since the invention of the gun. Just 200 years ago hitting...
  • communists Islamists and nazis are complusive liars

    07/24/2017 8:37:39 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Communism and fascism or national socialism as it is known thrive among its adherents mainly on foundations of ignorance, vain glory, greed and deception. It is deception that the communist platform is built firmly and fixed upon most of all. Islam is also based on principals of communism and Nazism. In their religion it is okay to lie for Allah. This is known as Taquyat. More on that on a later article. In the previous century, Before the internet, before freedom of the press and publishing in other countries and before information became more widely circulated, the communists and...
  • Hillary Says Poll Unfair [semi-satire]

    07/22/2017 10:34:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    This week a Bloomberg poll found that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is viewed favorably by 39% of poll respondents. This is less than President Donald Trump's 41%. She is viewed unfavorably by 58%. Trump is viewed unfavorably by 55%. The former Secretary of State contended that the poll was an unfair comparison. "Every time I turn on the news it's all about Trump," she complained. "That's a lot of free publicity. Even if most of it is negative, when you consider the sources—CNN, MSNBC, New York Times—it can't help but boost his ratings. Being repeatedly attacked by media the...
  • Greenfield: London's Acid Test of Diversity

    07/21/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Greenfield
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 London's Acid Test of Diversity Posted by Daniel Greenfield Things are going smashingly well in Londonistan. The City of London has the highest murder rate in the land. While the authorities launch investigations into pork being left at a mosque or a hijab supposedly being torn off, crime continues to rise. Gun control has worked so wonderfully well that gun crime in London rose 42%. When gun control advocates insist that we should be more like the UK, London’s 2,544 gun crime offenses probably aren’t what they have in mind. But gun control does work in...
  • July 20 in U.S. military history: Old Ironsides, and 'one small step'

    07/20/2017 5:43:05 AM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | July 20, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1944: As Adolf Hitler meets with officials at his "Wolf's Lair" headquarters in East Prussia, a suitcase bomb planted by Col. Claus von Stauffenberg detonates, killing three German officers and wounding the Führer. Stauffenberg and several fellow "Operation Valkyrie" conspirators are shot by firing squad within 24 hours, and the Gestapo will arrest and execute several thousand Germans (some having no connection to the plot whatsoever) in coming months. In the Marianas Islands, Naval Underwater Demolition Teams (the predecessor to today's SEAL Teams) destroy obstacles on the beaches of Guam as aircraft and warships bombard enemy positions in preparation of...
  • HIGH PROFILE LAWYER TAPPED TO DEFEND FBI AGENT ACCUSED OF LYING....LAVOY FINICUM WAS KILLED

    07/19/2017 5:17:39 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/18/2017 | Nextrush
    Reporter Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" tweeted last week that Washington DC lawyer Rob Cary has been admitted to the defense of FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita is accused of lying about the two shots he fired in the direction of Oregon Standoff protestor LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock that was part of a "felony traffic stop" aimed at arresting the leadership of the non-violent protest..... Meanwhile, a video has been posted showing vandalism of the memorial at the place where LaVoy Finicum was killed along US Route 395 in Harney County, Oregon......
  • Let’s Study the Constitution, Part 7

    07/19/2017 8:03:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/17/17 | Susan Frickey
    The Third Amendment reads, “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war except in a manner prescribed by law.” This Amendment, introduced by James Madison, was important to the Framers because of the callous way in which British troops would take over and loot personal residences during the Revolutionary war through Britain’s Quartering Acts. In The Making of America, W. Cleon Skousen writes how quartering of troops was among the “long train of abuses and usurpations” of King George listed in the Declaration of Independence....
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967; North Vietnam; RVAH 11

    07/18/2017 1:51:49 AM PDT · by Revski · 19 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 7/18/17 | Revski
    This memorial of the USS Forrestal,CVA 59; it will be 50 years ago this July 29-Th; has actual pictures and the voice of Captain John K. Beling at the time of the fires. I'm Aman (Ski) out of NAS Sandford Florida Squardron RAHV-11 (Heavy 11). The Hymn played is, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior, with mandolin and verse sung was covered by me, o7jimmy – (Revski).
  • Greenfield: The Acid Attacks of London's Muslim No-Go Zones (Warning: graphic photo)

    07/17/2017 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 7/17/17 | Greenfield
    The Acid Attacks of London’s Muslim No-Go Zones A splash from the acid test of multiculturalism July 17, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Things are going smashingly well in Londonistan. The City of London has the highest murder rate in the land. While the authorities launch investigations into pork being left at a mosque or a hijab supposedly being torn off, crime continues to rise. Gun control has worked so wonderfully well that gun crime in London rose...
  • On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test

    07/16/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 33 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/16/2017 | Harpygoddess
    It was on this date in 1945 that, for good or ill, the "nuclear age" began, with the explosion of the first experimental atomic bomb, code-named Trinity, in the western desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Trinity, with a yield equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT, was the first spherical implosion bomb, developed at Los Alamos under the auspices of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The weapon designers were so confident of the success of the simpler gun-barrel configuration that the device of that type dropped on Hiroshima only three weeks later had never been tested. The subsequent Nagasaki...
  • Greenfield: Left-Wing Extremism Killed JFK and His Party

    07/15/2017 2:42:49 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 7/14/17 | Greenfield
    Left-Wing Extremism Killed JFK and His Party Election Denial is the latest left-wing conspiracy theory. July 14, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The Democrat Party now stands for one thing: accusing President Trump of being a Russian agent. This bold new agenda has proven so enormously popular that the Democrats have wasted $40 million to lose four special elections. The Democrats are leaderless. Their base has become a roving mob of angry embittered sloganeers showing up at town...
  • Communism at "Peace"

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  • Greenfield: America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges

    07/15/2017 7:29:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, July 14, 2017 | Greenfield
    Friday, July 14, 2017 America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges Posted by Daniel Greenfield When President Trump tweeted that his measure to protect Americans from Islamic terror was a “travel ban” and that it should never have been watered down, he was right. Calling it a pause hasn’t appeased a single of the radical judges abusing their authority. It doesn’t matter what the lawyers call it, when courts insist on referencing President Trump’s campaign rhetoric instead. Watering down the ban achieved nothing. The judicial coup can’t be appeased with a “moderate” ban. Stripping Iraq from the list of...
  • The Bastille, Mob Rule, and Emptying of Prisons

    07/14/2017 4:14:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 30 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 14, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on big city life on Bastille Day… Every year on July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day, the beginning of the end for the Bourbon monarchy, and, ostensibly, the rise of the power of the people. Even here in the United States, an ocean away, with only the slightest connection to the French people and culture, we enjoy the day as an unofficial holiday. We drink French wine, enjoy brie and crackers, and sing Le Marseillaise (in the original French, of course). It’s an excuse for a sale, for a party, for a festival. As long as we don’t...
  • Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News

    07/10/2017 6:41:32 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 7/10/17 | Greenfield
    Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News How CNN took on President Trump and lost. July 10, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. When CNN brought in Jeff Zucker, it wasn’t for his journalistic acumen. Zucker was best known for his work on the Today Show. After billions in losses at NBC, his new Comcast bosses wanted him gone. CNN and Zucker were perfect for each other. Both were sinking ships looking for an easy way out....
  • Greenfield: Why ISIS Isn't Going Anywhere

    07/08/2017 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 7/4/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why ISIS Isn’t Going Anywhere The Islamic State is not just a name, it’s a mission. July 4, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. ISIS has been defeated. That’s the official word out of Iraq. But don’t count it out just yet. We beat ISIS twice before. Once in its previous incarnation as Al Qaeda in Iraq and in its even earlier incarnation as Saddam Hussein’s regime whose Sunni Baathists went on to play a crucial role in ISIS....