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  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • Have Been Using Brave. Auto Update Yesterday, and cannot change homepage and tracking

    12/09/2018 7:38:49 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 32 replies
    I have been using Brave with no issues but the scrolling problem. Yesterday Brave updated. Now I cannot change the homepage, it is one of theirs, I was able to change goog to duck duck go, but it now lists and autofills when I search and I cannot turn that off There doesn't seem to be a place to do these simple things anymore. Although the scrolling problem went away.
  • ONE SOLITARY LIFE

    12/08/2018 2:58:45 PM PST · by Liz · 15 replies
    Adapted from an essay by Dr. James Allan Francis
    Born in an obscure village. A Child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. And for three years, He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. Never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never really had a family of His own. Never went to college. Never set foot in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place He was born. He never did things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. While still a young...
  • [8k/yr] of women burned alive in India, not recognized as humans: Ministry warns

    12/08/2018 12:37:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 93 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Thousands of brides are being burned alive in India despite the practice being illegal, a Christian ministry has warned. India Partners, a Christian organization that works alonside indigenous Christian grassroots agencies in India, told Mission Network News on Thursday that there are still as many as 8,000 bride burning cases a year in the Hindu-majority country. A representative with India Partners, identified only as John, said the low view of women is spread through parts of India's society. “This is true both of men and women. It’s not just of men itself. Most women see the other woman as in...
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Twitter locks the @USSArizona account

    12/07/2018 10:45:49 PM PST · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-7-2018 | Doug P.
    On the morning of December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked, marking the beginning of the United States’ war against Japan. @USSArizona marked the occasion with a series of “as it happened” tweets... However, earlier in the day during the live “as it happened” tweets, there was a problem that’s being looked into.
  • Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez Slams Christian Voters: They Just “Buy” What They Hear at Church

    12/07/2018 7:17:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Peter Hasson
    Listen on YouTubeDemocratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.  Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.“And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez...
  • Before Roe She Taught Women How to Kill Their Own Babies, at 90 She’s Still Promoting Abortion

    12/07/2018 7:10:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.05.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A woman who taught dangerous, self-induced abortions and referred women to back alley abortionists prior to Roe v. Wade is being celebrated as a heroine in modern America.Slate recently profiled 90-year-old Patricia Maginnis, an early leader of the pro-abortion movement in America.  Maginnis taught classes on self-induce abortions and started an “underground railroad” of abortionists to refer women to in the 1960s. She also advocated for legalizing abortion on demand, supposedly to protect women from the dangerous abortions that she also was promoting.Earlier this year, the National Women’s History Alliance recognized her as an “unsung hero in the fight for...
  • GREAT AGAIN: Schools bring back chocolate milk as Michelle O lunch rules eased

    12/07/2018 2:03:56 PM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | December 7, 2018 | Victor Skinner
    When former first lady Michelle Obama’s strict limitations on school lunches went into effect, students across the country dumped the unappetizing offerings in the garbage, a debacle that cost taxpayers billions in wasted food and lunchroom sales. Students, parents, administrators and lunch staff pleaded with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to roll back the restrictions – specific limits on everything from total calories to fat, sugar, sodium, and whole grain content – and the government created various waivers to allow schools to serve students food they will actually eat. Now, the Trump administration is scrapping the unnecessary bureaucracy altogether by...
  • 'Make better choices': Endangered monk seals keep getting two-foot-long eels stuck up their noses

    12/07/2018 10:06:02 AM PST · by Loyalist · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | December 7, 2018 | Allyson Chiu, Washington Post
    A relaxed-looking juvenile Hawaiian monk seal lounges near a sandy white beach on some green foliage. Its eyes are half-closed and it has a serene expression on its face. But the seal’s calm demeanor is surprising. Why? Well, there’s a long, black-and-white eel dangling from its right nostril. “It’s just so shocking,” Claire Simeone, a veterinarian and monk seal expert based in Hawaii, told The Washington Post on Thursday. “It’s an animal that has another animal stuck up its nose.” Simeone wasn’t the only person stunned by the photo of the seal and its unusual facial ornament that was shared...
  • Lighting the Beacon - In Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    12/07/2018 9:57:44 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 2 replies
    Save Mount Diablo ^ | 12/7/2018 | Anon
    For everybody in the San Francisco Bay Area, December 7 is the one day each year that the beacon on Mount Diablo is lit in commemoration of the 1941 attack on the U.S. Yes, even in the Bay Area we have true patriots! Mount Diablo’s beacon is lit at sunset and shines all night on this single evening each year: The history of the beacon is interesting... The Beacon was originally lit by Charles Lindbergh in 1928 to assist in the early days of commercial aviation. The Beacon shined from the summit of Mount Diablo each night until December 8,...
  • Can We Fix Fake News?

    12/06/2018 4:57:46 PM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 12/6/18 | Jim Boyer
    Regardless of the arguments attempting to deny the existence of fake news or down play its impact, the truth is that it has infected both journalism and social discourse. The business of propaganda or creating false news for the purpose of manipulating public opinion is not new. People like Dan Rather have made a career of it, the New York Times built an empire using it and CNN created a worldwide brand, making the use of fake news an accepted format in the process. ~snip~ The first amendment guarantees both free speech and freedom of the press. It is fundamental...
  • Peterson and Solzhenitsyn Speak Truth to Power

    12/06/2018 2:13:25 PM PST · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/05/2018 | Jerry D. Salyer
    Love for one’s people is as natural as love for one’s family. No one can be faulted for this love, only respected. After all, no matter how much the modern world whirls and jerks about, we still aim to keep intact our family, and we hold it in special regard, suffused with sympathy. A nation is a family, too, except an order of magnitude higher in numbers. It is bound by unique internal ties: a common language, a common cultural tradition, a shared historical memory, and a shared set of problems to resolve in the future.
  • Afghanistan’s “Little Messi” forced to abandon home after death threats

    12/06/2018 1:11:14 PM PST · by neverevergiveup · 15 replies
    barcablaugranes ^ | Dec 6, 2018, 3:26pm EST | Luis Mazariegos
    Murtaza Ahmadi went viral in 2016 after pictures of him emerged wearing a makeshift Lionel Messi shirt fashioned out of a plastic bag. The Afghan boy’s humble tribute to his Barcelona idol touched the hearts of many, including, it seems, Messi himself. Murtaza would receive a package from the player via UNICEF, which included a real signed shirt, and he later even met his hero in a friendly played in Qatar. But those moments of joy have been replaced by dark times. The seven-year-old has been forced to flee his home after receiving death threats. His family say his fame...
  • Donations to Clinton Foundation plunged after Hillary’s defeat

    12/06/2018 11:23:57 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2018 | Isabel Vincent
    In the year after Hillary Clinton’s presidential defeat, donors seemed to abandon the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, with contributions plummeting nearly 58 percent. The $36 million nosedive in donations has come to light as Republican legislators plan to hold hearings on the results of a federal corruption investigation into the non-profit next month. Federal authorities have long been probing the non-profit over allegations of “pay to play.” Specifically, the FBI investigation focused on whether any donations made to the foundation were linked to policy decisions made while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, according...
  • Tom Cruise is worried your TV settings are garbage

    12/06/2018 10:03:08 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/6/18 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    To cleanse the palate, a watershed moment in celebrity public service announcements. This is simultaneously the most trivial, and most useful, PSA to come out of Hollywood in decades. And it’s not annoying! Until today I couldn’t have imagined what it’d be like to watch an A-list actor speak didactically about a Matter of Concern and not come away highly irritated. “When’s he going to get to the part about climate change or impeaching Trump?” I kept thinking. Tom Cruise PSA
  • Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church’s Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene

    12/06/2018 5:21:59 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 44 replies
    WBZ ^ | 12/05/2018 | Beth Germano
    It’s an unconventional take on the nativity scene at St. Susanna’s Parish Dedham. The baby Jesus is in a cage, the wise men are closed off by a wall. For the parish, the crèche is meant to be thought provoking. “We try to take a picture of the world as it is and put it together with a Christmas message,” said Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma. That message this year questions “peace on earth”, since Jesus represents migrant children being held at the southern border separated from their parents. The wise men are the caravan of migrants behind the border wall....
  • FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet

    12/05/2018 3:18:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2018 | John Solomon
    Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list. Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years. The email exchanges included then-FBI...
  • Weekly Standard Employees Brace for the Worst as Rumors Swirl Surrounding Mag's Imminent Demise

    12/05/2018 5:03:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, Emerald Robinson, chief White House correspondent for One America News Network (OANN), unleashed a powerful rumor that The Weekly Standard is on its last legs. Sources confirmed to CNN that Editor-in-Chief Stephen Hayes warned staff the future of the paper is uncertain. One of the magazine's key editors, Bill Kristol, has adopted a firmly anti-Trump stance, becoming a well-known #NeverTrump leader.
  • Magic mushrooms may soon be legal in Oregon

    12/05/2018 2:57:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 202 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 12/4/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    “Magic mushrooms” may soon become legal in Oregon, where even powerful politicians seem high — on the idea, according to a report. The state’s attorney general green-lit language allowing the bill to hit the ballots in 2020, assuming advocates get enough signatures, according to Oregonlive.com If it passes, the initiative would decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and allow them to be manufactured with a license. Oregon would become the first US state to legalize the drug. The bill will need 140,000 signatures in order to appear on the ballots in the 2020 general election, the paper reported. Nationwide, possession of psychedelic mushrooms...