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  • Photo: A.A. Milne, his son Christopher Robin, and the real Winnie The Pooh, 1926.

    01/20/2018 7:26:25 AM PST · by savedbygrace · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/18/18 | Marina Amaral
    Intriquing story of AA Milne, Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.
  • Mulvaney: Trump Won't 'Weaponize' Potential Shutdown Like Obama Did in 2013

    01/20/2018 5:22:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 1/20/2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    Mulvaney: Trump Won't 'Weaponize' Potential Shutdown Like Obama Did in 2013 By Debra Heine January 19, 2018 Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said Friday morning that if the government shuts down it will look very different from the shutdown of 2013, when former President Obama’s administration did things to "hurt people." Mulvaney added: “There's no other way to describe it. The Obama administration weaponized the shutdown in 2013.” The budget director was referring to what at the time was referred to as "shutdown theater," when the Obama administration unnecessarily closed popular attractions like national parks....
  • Senator Calls Trump "Stalinesque" [semi-satire]

    01/20/2018 12:03:01 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Az) compared President Trump to notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a speech he gave to fellow Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) in the Senate. Durbin characterized his colleague's remarks as "moving and insightful. Considering that Trump is clearly a monster of prodigious magnitude, Jeff showed enormous courage speaking truth to power. Why, just the other day Trump used the s*** word to denigrate the governments that are so bad that they turn their citizens into refugees." Klobuchar praised Flake's defense of the media as "a stellar effort in the battle against...
  • Government Shut Down is 85% Fake News

    01/19/2018 6:47:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    News Hawk Network ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jon Galt
    Government Shut Down is 85% Fake News , 24/04/2017, by Jon Galt, in Government The temptation to blame the far-left obstructionist democrats for an impending government shut down on April 28 would mean embracing fake news just for a ‘gotcha’ moment. While it may feel good to slam them with their own rhetoric that would make us like them … how repulsive! Now that a non-extremist is occupying the Oval Office we see the other shut-downs in government were also fake news based upon the hissy-fit democrats not getting their way. It’s happening again now except it’s a republican sitting...
  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears.  In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • Besieged Memory? Heroism and Suffering in St Petersburg Museums dedicated to the Siege of Leningrad

    01/18/2018 1:20:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    University of Leicester ^ | Yvonne Porzgen
    "Heroes are not to be criticized..." The official Soviet narrative of the Second World War used the concept of heroism to imbue war commemoration with an obligation towards the State. Such a concept was designed to make subsequent generations feel inferior to their predecessors and obliged to give of their best. Today, the victory serves as the strongest connection between Soviet and modern Russian patriotism. The paper argues that the memory of the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944) as treated in museums in St Petersburg today is an appropriation by present-day Russian propaganda of the Soviet narrative. Soviet memorial sites are...
  • Setting the Record Straight on Israel

    01/18/2018 10:10:35 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 17, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Today, in lieu of a normal column, would you mind if we just set a few things straight? There are issues in which a combination of forces – from conscious choices by politicians and academics to sheer ignorance by reporters and vocal but confused stars in the popular culture – have combined to cause complete misunderstandings across the country, and even across the world. In his great speech endorsing Senator Goldwater in 1964, “A Time for Choosing,” (commonly known simply as The Speech), President Ronald Reagan first made a statement that has long resonated with those of us who watch...
  • Of our Founding Principles Part II

    01/18/2018 1:37:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | January 18th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In a speech to the House of Commons on March 22nd 1775, Edmund Burke didn’t exaggerate when he warned that his majesty’s North American colonists “augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.” Burke understood colonial resistance to Parliamentary rule and monarchal abuse was not a recent development, but rather the predictable outcome of radical concepts developed since the late 17th century. 1 For most of the 17th century, the English government restricted the free flow of ideas in theater plays and print media. This ended when parliament allowed the Licensing Act to...
  • Ben Franklin's birthday: bio, quotes, his 200 synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement

    01/17/2018 7:53:13 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 01/17/2018 | Harpygoddess
    January 17th is the anniversary of the birth of American statesman, philosopher, and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) in Boston. After apprenticing with his brother as a printer, Franklin settled in Philadelphia, published The Pennsylvania Gazette, and gained a wide circle of readers with his Poor Richard's Almanack (1732-1757). Entering civic affairs, he was eventually appointed Postmaster General for the colonies (1753-1774) while also dabbling in a variety of scientific pursuits. Before the Revolution, Franklin spent a total of 14 years representing the Pennsylvania Assembly in England, attempting to achieve reconciliation with the home country. Failing that, he was elected to...
  • Bloody Chicago 10 part series

    01/15/2018 12:38:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Maggio News ^ | January 6, 2018 | Vic Maggio
    Bloody Chicago Published on Jan 13, 2018 Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is home to white city park, the parkway gardens projects, and has the most violent block, O Block. One positive thing this neighborhood has going for it, is New Beginnings Church and Pastor Corey Brooks and his youth organization Project Hood. What this...
  • On January 15, 1919, Boston's 2.3 million gallon molasses flood killed 21 people

    01/15/2018 6:32:51 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    http://vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 01/15/2018 | Harpygoddess
    On January 15, 1919, a tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses weighing an estimated 26 million pounds burst open, unleashing a sticky flood onto Boston's North End. The 25-foot high wave of goo oozed over the streets at 35 miles per hour, crushing buildings in its wake and killing 21 people. The wave broke steel girders of the Boston Elevated Railway, almost swept a train off its tracks, knocked buildings off their foundations, and toppled electrical poles, the wires hissing and sparking as they fell into the brown flood. The Boston Globe reported that people 'were picked up and...
  • Of our Founding Principles

    01/15/2018 1:23:09 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 15th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    There is no reason to shirk from confronting the Marxists who infest our institutions and culture. On the contrary, since they despise the foundations of our Declaration and Constitution, they are typically ignorant of them. Few people study what they regard as loathsome. A year before the “shot heard ‘round the world,” Josiah Quincy Jr. bequeathed certain books to his son: When he shall arrive to the age of fifteen years, I give to my son, Algernon Sidney’s works, - John Locke’s works, - Lord Bacon’s works, - Gordon’s Tacitus, - and Cato’s Letters. May the spirit of liberty rest...
  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • The Founding Fathers and the Immigration Debate

    01/14/2018 7:28:03 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 12, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As we debate the ongoing question of immigration – not just who and how many to allow in, but also when, if ever, to allow them to vote – it might be helpful to remember the thoughts of our Founders on the issue. It is now common for one side of the debate to say “we’re a nation of immigrants,” giving rise to the assumption that we always believed in open borders in the past, so this current concern about a wave of cultural invaders is something new… but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. 215 years...
  • Happy Feast of the Ass!

    01/14/2018 5:51:45 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 11 replies
    http://vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 01/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The Feast of the Ass (Latin: Festum Asinorum or asinaria festa, French: Fęte de l’âne) was a medieval, Christian feast observed on January 14, celebrating the Flight into Egypt. It was celebrated primarily in France, as a by-product of the Feast of Fools celebrating the donkey-related stories in the Bible, in particular the donkey bearing the Holy Family into Egypt after Jesus‘s birth. A girl with child on a donkey would be led through town to the church, where the donkey would stand beside the altar during the sermon, and the congregation would “hee-haw” their responses to the priest. Mass...
  • To #NeverTrump-sters, RINOs, Democrats, Leftists: Trump is PoTUS, and Here is Why

    01/13/2018 5:10:57 PM PST · by walford · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 01/13/2018 | walford
    I have been trying to find whom Reince Priebus was originally endorsing during the primaries, but, as noted earlier, the Republican National Committee was bankrolling Jeb Bush -- a guaranteed loser against Hillary. It was obvious that their plan and the plan of the #RINO leadership in Congress was to lose to Hillary and then cave to her as they were doing with Barack Obama. The only choices in the 2016 Presidential election was Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton. Casting a protest vote for a Third Party candidate was a vote for Hillary. The #NeverTrump-sters stuck to their...
  • Greenfield: Undercover Videos Expose Twitter’s Dirty Secrets

    01/13/2018 7:43:29 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Undercover Videos Expose Twitter’s Dirty Secrets "So you would mostly just get rid of Conservatives?" January 12, 2018 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. How do you know you’ve been shadowbanned? You may be tweeting, but you’re no longer being heard. You wonder if maybe people just aren’t interested in what you have to say. But they might be interested. Twitter just isn’t interested in letting them read your messages. Shadowbanning is the censorship that social media companies do in...
  • GPS Declassified - audio version

    The audio version of my book, GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, was just released.
  • TWITTER: Trump cancels London trip (Protesting Embassy “deal”)

    01/12/2018 2:47:11 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 38 replies
    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
    Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  • The Exclusivity of Jesus Won’t Tolerate The Inclusivity of the Sexual Revolution

    01/10/2018 8:59:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Patheos Evangelical ^ | 1-4-18 | Jack Lee
    As the weed of secularization continues spreading its roots through the belly of western civilization, Christians must be active and vocal when discerning the damaging effects on our society’s sexual ethic. Confused, disoriented, and unable to draw a straight line between wrong and right – our culture’s moral compass is spinning out of control. 2017 granted us no shortage of examples to demonstrate that society is altogether ignoring scripture’s warnings about licentious sexual behavior. Undeniably, we are drunk and lost at sea in a ship named Moral Relativism. Moral relativism, collateral damage from secularization and postmodernism, looks past Christianity’s objectivism...