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  • The News is Propaganda

    10/06/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 36 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 10/06/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power, the German Catholic philosopher Josef Pieper wrote the following: “That the existential realm of man could be taken over by pseudorealities whose fictitious nature threatens to become indiscernible is truly a depressing thought. And yet, the Platonic nightmare, I hold, possesses an alarming contemporary relevance. For the general public is being reduced to a state where people are not only unable to find out about the truth but also become unable even to search for the truth because they are satisfied with deception and trickery that have determined their convictions, satisfied...
  • Russian air strikes create panic among terrorists in Syria - General Staff

    10/03/2015 10:15:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    TASS ^ | 10-3-2014 | Tass
    Russian combat aircraft have carried out over 60 sorties bombing 50 facilities of the Islamic State terrorist organisation in Syria, Col Gen Andrey Kartapolov of the General Staff told reporters on Saturday. "The aircraft have been taking off from the Hmeimim air base, targeting the whole Syria," Gen Kartapolov said at the National Defence Control Centre. "In the past three days we have managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities." "Intelligence reports say that militants are leaving the areas under their control," he said. "There is panic and desertion among their ranks," the general...
  • The economy is stronger than weak job numbers suggest (Yahoo Propaganda Alert)

    10/02/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8 hours ago | By Rick Newman
    The prevailing narrative on the U.S. economy has downshifted, as three consecutive months of disappointing job growth raise concerns about a serious slowdown. There’s some good news to offset the bad, however: household incomes have finally shown a sharp gain, which means the typical family’s purchasing power is bouncing back. And the pace of car sales is accelerating toward record levels, with consumers more than willing to commit to costly long-term purchases. Meanwhile, several other indicators that don’t get as much attention as the monthly jobs report show sustained improvement in key parts of the economy. The monthly employment report...
  • Russian air strikes hit three Syrian provinces (Rus Orthodox Church calling it a “holy battle”)

    09/30/2015 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 155 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 16:38 | AFP
    <p>Warplanes have carried out air strikes in Hama, Homs and Latakia in what Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has termed a "holy battle".</p> <p>“Russian and Syrian airplanes carried out numerous strikes today against terrorist positions in Hama, Homs and Latakia provinces,” according to a Syrian security source.</p>
  • "Russian Air Strikes Unleash Never Seen Before Mass Devastation in Syrian"

    09/30/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 143 replies ^ | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 03:16 PM | Thomson/Reuters
    Syrians living in rebel-held areas of Homs province have seen a lot of destruction in four years of war, but say the Russian air force unleashed a whole new level of devastation in air strikes on their towns on Wednesday. Jets flying at higher altitudes than the Syrian air force emitted no noise to alert the people below to raids reported to have killed at least 33 civilians, including children. "We have been exposed to a wide range of weapons over the last five years, but what happened today was absolutely the most violent and ferocious, and the most comprehensive...
  • Iran invites black Americans to discrimination conference

    09/29/2015 2:51:50 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Time Of Israel ^ | September 28, 2015 | BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    Tehran continues to claim support for victims of police violence, and some families of victims say they want to attend Iran has invited African-Americans affected by police violence to a conference on discrimination in Tehran, the Telegraph reported Sunday. A large group of black Americans, including victims of police brutality and black activists, are due to arrive in Iran for the conference,” an organizer told the Islamic republic’s Shargh newspaper, according to the Telegraph.
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/28/2015 9:24:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-moments Francis has become known for. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the chance to wrap her arm around the pope's neck as he offered a hug, kiss and a blessing unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. For nearly a year the group had been preparing the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents...
  • Text of Putin's speech to the U.N.

    09/28/2015 7:12:28 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 15 replies
    U.N. ^ | September 28, 2015 | Vladimir Putin
    PUTIN (THROUGH INTERPRETER): Your excellency Mr. President, your excellency Mr. Secretary General, distinguished heads of state and government, ladies and gentlemen, the 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good occasion to both take stock of history and talk about our common future. In 1945, the countries that defeated Nazism joined their efforts to lay solid foundations for the postwar world order. But I remind you that the key decisions on the principles guiding the cooperation among states, as well as on the establishment of the United Nations, were made in our country, in Yalta, at the meeting of...
  • Potemkin Occupation

    10/26/2011 5:55:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/11 | Thomas Lifson
    There's apparently less than meets the eye at an OWS occupation in London -- vacant tents masquerading as demonstration participants. The UK Daily Mail headlines: The thermal images that prove 90% of tents in the Occupy camp in London are left EMPTY overnight Here is one of their images:
  • 5-Year-Old Girl Breaks Through Security to Give Pope Francis a Letter on Immigration

    09/24/2015 9:44:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    People ^ | 09/24/2015 | Naja Rayne
    This morning on the White House lawn, Pope Francis introduced himself as the child of an immigrant – a position many young children in America can relate to. Later on during the papal parade, a young girl – Sophie Cruz – bypassed police blockades and just as she was being escorted back to her family, the Pope allowed her to come to the vehicle. His security detail lifted the 5-year-old to the Pope, where she received a hug and left the Pope with a gift – a letter pleading with Pope Francis to do something about immigration reform in the...
  • The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited

    09/25/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ace
    I suppose that headline is a bit optimistic -- the media is very good about suppressing stories that expose them as frauds; see the Gosnell coverage. But we're coming to a point where the media's continue refusal to acknowledge the obvious is going to become very embarrassing to them. IBD states the obvious. (I can't quote it because it's short, but it dispels so much of the previous myth-making here; do read it.) Suggesting, to me, that we're about to hit the moment of Peak Media Embarrassment is the fact that the tech community is now openly referring to this...
  • LA immigration group at center of girl's encounter with pope

    09/25/2015 4:32:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's brief encounter with Pope Francis during his parade in Washington this week appeared to be the kind of spontaneous moment that is so endearing about this pope: an initially hesitant young child wrapping an arm around his neck as he offers a kiss and a blessing. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the moment unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. They had been preparing for nearly a year for the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about...
  • Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School

    09/22/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | KGS
    Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about ‘Israeli oppression.’ " Infamous Palestinian Arab “activist” Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the “suffering” of Palestinian Arab children in Israel. Tamimi’s visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International – an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state....
  • Rouhani: Don’t Take ‘Death to America’ Chants Personally

    09/20/2015 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 9/20/2015, 6:40 AM | Ben Ariel
    When Iranian crowds chant “Death to America” during rallies in Tehran, Americans shouldn’t take it personally, according to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani. Speaking in an interview with 60 Minutes due to be broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani explained that the famous Friday ritual is a reaction to previous Washington policy decisions that hurt Iran. […] “This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people. Our people respect the American people,” he insisted, according to AFP. “The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country,” continued Rouhani. […] Rouhani, despite his comments, has personally presided over...
  • Mobile 9/11 Exhibit Will Visit University That Teaches Students the US is to Blame for Attacks

    09/20/2015 7:35:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Earlier this month Townhall reported that on a number of colleges campuses throughout the U.S., hundreds of freshmen are taking a course about 9/11—one that happens to be taught from the perspective of the terrorists. “The Literature of 9/11,” which teaches students that that the US was to blame for the attacks and the jihadists who killed nearly 3,000 people that day were in fact freedom fighters, has students reading books like “Poems from Guantanamo: Detainees Speak.” Thanks to uproar from the College Republicans at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, which is among the schools where the course is being taught,...
  • Everyone Needs To Hear This Teen’s Powerful Message About Being Trans In High School (Gag)

    09/18/2015 2:38:25 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 60 replies
    MTV ^ | 09/18/2015 | Rae Paoletta
    In August, Lila Perry, a senior at Hillsboro High school in Missouri, made national headlines when 150 of her peers walked out of their school because Lila, a young trans woman, wanted to use the girl’s locker room. On Monday, Lila went on “The View” to talk about her life since the walkout and what she’s learned since then. “After the protests, a lot of things really calmed down,” she said. “A lot of the people who did protest are starting to see that they’re not really going to accomplish anything.” Then things got pretty personal. “I have three children,...
  • Obama signed Behavioral Health Executive Order

    09/15/2015 4:34:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama Issues Executive Order for the government to use individual's behavioral data.
  • President Obama Orders Behavioral Experiments On American Public

    09/15/2015 2:37:31 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2015 | Chuck Roes
    President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives. “A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” reads the executive order, released on Tuesday. The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled “Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral...
  • TIFF: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film for Accuracy

    09/13/2015 4:32:58 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 73 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12 SEP 2015 | Etan Vlessing
    "A film called 'Truth' should be accurate," the iconic CBS news anchor said of director James Vanderbilt’s movie about his 2006 exit and the events leading to it. Iconic CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Saturday praised the Robert Redford-starring Rathergate movie Truth for its accuracy and performances ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. "Naturally I was pleased, and pleasantly surprised. This film is very accurate. A film called Truth should be accurate," Rather told the Hollywood Reporter during a pre-screening party. James Vanderbilt's movie centers on Rather's 2006 exit from CBS after a 60 Minutes...
  • The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)

    09/09/2015 7:13:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1961 | Val Guest; British Lion-Pax
    Atomic weapon tests by the US and USSR cause the tilt of the Earth to shift by 11 degrees dooming all life. Excellent low budget British Sci Fi.
  • What do Bob Geldorf, Samantha Power, Joseph Kony, Jeh Johnson and Charles Rivkin Have In Common?…

    09/07/2015 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Bratch · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 6, 2015 | sundance
    “We are the world… we are the children;  We are the one’s who make a better life, so let’s start giving….  There’s a dream we’re making, we’re saving our own lives, it true we’ll make a better world, just you and me…. Sound familiar?  Could you sing it if we only provided the first stanza?  Most likely the answer is yes.  The bigger question is “why”? How about another one?  More subtle maybe; this one from 2011: This week’s biggest Africa news isn’t from Africa. It’s from a massive online and social media campaign launched by the American advocacy group Invisible Children to...
  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/03/2015 5:47:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    CBC News.CA ^ | September 3, 2015
    The father of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach says his boys "slipped away" from his hands after their rowboat capsized trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from Turkey with several other refugees. "I was holding my wife's hand, my children slipped away from my hands," Abdullah Kurdi said in a statement to police obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. "We tried to hold on to the boat. Everyone was screaming in pitch darkness. I couldn't make my voice heard to my wife and kids." The death of Kurdi's three-year-old son, Alan, who...
  • Heartbreaking image of drowned toddler goes viral,

    09/03/2015 8:05:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Fox ^ | September 3, 2015
    The tragic image of a drowned toddler whose body washed up on a beach in one of Turkey’s most popular resorts went viral Wednesday, underscoring the increasingly desperate plight of migrants trying to flee Africa and the Middle East in hopes of a better life in Europe. The boy, presumed to be from Syria, was found dead Wednesday near the town of Bodrum. A Turkish police officer is shown in the image carrying the boy's body away from the waves. At least 12 migrants, including the boy and four other children, drowned off the Turkish coast when two boats carrying...
  • Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe

    09/02/2015 3:59:26 PM PDT · by drpix · 70 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | staff
    Istanbul (AFP) - A photograph of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank swept across Europe on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis...
  • UN: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020 if trends continue

    09/01/2015 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 7:38 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    A new United Nations report says Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in less than five years if current economic trends continue. The report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years. Last year’s war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza destroyed. The war “has effectively eliminated what was left of the middle class, sending almost all of the population into destitution and dependence on international humanitarian aid,” the...
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    08/31/2015 11:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 2:22 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Anchorage and called on other nations to take swift action as negotiations for a global climate treaty near a close. His speech to an Arctic climate summit set the tone for a three-day tour of Alaska that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display....
  • Tiny EU task force set up to counter Russian propaganda

    08/30/2015 3:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 Aug 2015 - 08:51 | Georgi Gotev
    A small group of eight officials in the European External Action Service will engage in efforts to respond to massive Russian propaganda directed both at the home and international audiences. European Commission spokesperson Catherine Ray confirmed yesterday (27 August) that the group will start work from 1 September. Eight people will initially make up the task force, officials said. No budget has been allocated and several of the task force members are detached national experts, paid by their countries. Meeting on 19-20 March, EU leaders gave High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini three months to work out how to...
  • Animated series to feature transgender actress, lead character

    08/29/2015 10:26:37 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 27 replies
    Windy City Media Group ^ | 07/14/2015 | Charlsie Dewey
    A new animated comedy will make history when it launches later this year as the first animated series to feature a transgender character in a lead role that is also voiced by a transgender actress, Julie Rei Goldstein. The series, Gen Zed, is about four college-age individuals who come together through the online gaming community and decide to move into a tiny studio apartment in downtown Los Angeles together. It is being written and produced by Hayden Black, who is known for the award-winning and critically lauded show Goodnight Burbank. The series has a slew of popular Hollywood names attached...
  • Caveman Like Decisions

    08/20/2015 2:01:36 PM PDT · by dretaylor · 5 replies
    Eldon Taylor's Blog ^ | 08-19-15 | Eldon Taylor
    This week I would like to spotlight the approaching political arena. Regardless of your political orientation, all of us are about to hear more and more about the stuff we get and the stuff we should fear—and our vote may be the deciding factor. Fear Mongers We will hear fear mongers warn of dooms day events if we fail to elect certain candidates, and we will hear of a cornucopia of freebies and other gifts that we might receive if we but vote the right way. Unfortunately, politics today is often about the best liar, and that usually turns out...
  • The Media War on Drones

    08/18/2015 4:21:36 PM PDT · by MeganC · 9 replies
    Myself ^ | 8/18/2015 | Megan C
    The last few weeks I've noticed a new fad or trend in the media and that's reporting on the 'dangers' of so-called drones (which are actually just RC helicopters). In each case there's been some sort of breathtaking disaster that *almost* happened or else a disaster was blamed on a drone. Like the fire in California that burned so fast it overtook traffic on an Interstate highway and a bunch of cars were burned. So the fire burned so fast that cars going 70mph couldn't get away but someone had the time to unpack, set up, and fly a drone...
  • Local TV Station running Obama State Dept propaganda video as NEWS

    08/14/2015 3:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    No link....could not find it on site. But I just tuned in to the Miami Fox station.....they are running STATE DEPARTMENT INTERVIEWS with some vets who are going to be in Havana today for the flag raising dog and pony show in Cuba. The Obama worship runs deep.
  • Donald Trump's campaign has reportedly erupted into 'civil war'

    08/06/2015 2:48:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump's presidential campaign is filled with internal conflict, New York magazine reported Thursday. "It turns out that, inside a campaign that's been built on attacking seemingly anyone and everyone, the staff has now turned to attacking each other," Gabriel Sherman wrote. Sherman added that the campaign's "civil war" broke out into the public view after Business Insider revealed a Trump adviser's history of racially provocative Facebook posts last week. The adviser, Sam Nunberg, was fired from the campaign as a result on Sunday.
  • Revealed: Obama’s Secret Propaganda War Using Hollywood, Academia, and the Media

    08/05/2015 5:46:20 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 25 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 08/05/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The purpose of propaganda is not the personal instruction of the individual, but rather to attract public attention to certain things, the importance of which can be brought home to the masses only by this means. Here the art of propaganda consists in putting a matter so clearly and forcibly before the minds of the people as to create a general conviction regarding the reality of a certain fact…it must appeal to the feelings of the public rather than to their reasoning power,” wrote Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. Hitler continued, “The aim of propaganda is not to try to...
  • Social media is the battlefield -- like it or not

    08/04/2015 10:08:55 PM PDT · by 2Smart2BLiberal · 29 replies
    August 4, 2015 | 2Smart2BLiberal
    I know that a lot of Freepers, maybe even most, despise social media, aren't comfortable using it, and are suspicious of providing information to sites that can pass it along to government agencies. I get all that and agree. However, I believe that we are in a raging battle for our nation's conscience and future, and, unfortunately, social media is one of the main battle fronts. Over the past few weeks, in particular, I've been battling against the pro-abortion propaganda that has been raging on Facebook. We cannot let their lies and attacks go unanswered, and yet, many conservatives have...
  • Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda of the Obama Regime

    08/03/2015 2:19:21 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 2 replies ^ | 08/03/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The purpose of propaganda is not the personal instruction of the individual, but rather to attract public attention to certain things, the importance of which can be brought home to the masses only by this means. Here the art of propaganda consists in putting a matter so clearly and forcibly before the minds of the people as to create a general conviction regarding the reality of a certain fact…it must appeal to the feelings of the public rather than to their reasoning power”, wrote Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. Hitler continued, “The aim of propaganda is not to try to...
  • Trump Goes Mushy, Incoherent on Immigration (gee, who coulda seen this?)

    07/30/2015 6:02:43 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 407 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-30-15 | Ben Shapiro
    Has Donald Trump made his first serious boo-boo of the campaign? For weeks, the media have trumpeted the supposed death of the Trump campaign. First, they claimed, Trump’s campaign imploded on launch thanks to his comments about illegal immigration. Then they claimed that Trump was finished because of his slap at Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ’s (R-AZ) war service. But neither of those comments alienated Trump’s base – he’s maintained his seven point lead over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential polls, with no other candidate breaking double-digits in the polls. In fact, his original comments about...
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isn’t the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere… reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart — who loves to play the “I’m...
  • Jon Stewart’s Secret Obama Meetings Reveal He’s a Partisan Hack

    07/28/2015 11:43:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    Jon Stewart — the man who loves to be called a nonpartisan, a scourge of cant, an honest soul who follows the truth wherever it leads — has been secretly taking trips to the White House to receive intense one-on-one lobbying from President Obama. Moreover, Politico reported Tuesday, “Daily Show” staffers routinely call up the White House to get the administration’s input. Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic adviser to the president, frequently e-mailed with his college classmate Scott Bodow, a “Daily Show” executive producer, to offer spin. Obama flunky David Axelrod often reached out directly to Stewart.
  • Jon Stewart's secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 6:08:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the principal’s office. In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a mid-morning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine. To engage privately with the president in his inner sanctum at...
  • Briefing Highlights Positive Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

    07/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | July 23, 2015 | National Council of La Raza
    A briefing today at NCLR (National Council of La Raza) addressed new data from The George Washington University (GW) which show that most U.S. voters have positive views of undocumented immigrants. Most voters surveyed consider undocumented immigrants "family and community oriented" (71%) and agreed they "fill jobs Americans don't want" (67%). A majority disagreed that undocumented immigrants "are 'cheaters' here just to help themselves" (59 percent), "belong to gangs and commit many crimes" (56 percent), or "threaten our traditional American culture" (56 percent). "Among American voters today, there is a substantial, multidimensional and widespread favorable attitude toward undocumented immigrants," said...
  • Ukraine's Right Sector Calls For Referendum To Impeach Government

    07/22/2015 1:34:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service ^ | 7-22-2015 | Radio Free Europe
    undreds of Ukrainian right-wingers rallied in Kyiv on July 21 to protest against government policies in the wake of a deadly standoff between radical nationalists and police in the country's west. Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh announced that his group would start a campaign to conduct a national referendum on whether President Petro Porshenko and his government should be impeached and an “absolute blockade” set up against territory in eastern Ukraine under the control of pro-Russian separatists.
  • The truth behind Dan Rather’s exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why he’s no longer at CBS is. In “Truth,” Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bush’s powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: “I’ve read the script. It’s serious. People behind it do a good job. It’s two great actors. You couldn’t want for a better cast. Redford playing...
  • NY Times blistering critique of Hillary Clinton is journalism at its finest

    07/20/2015 8:56:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-20-15 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a brief time this year when it almost seemed like the nation’s biggest newspapers, including the Gray Lady, were going to be giving Hillary Clinton the same level of required scrutiny which should apply to every candidate for elected office. It came when they actually covered the email server story and went into a fair amount of depth on it. Of course, it would have been embarrassing in the extreme to not do so, since everyone else on the planet was talking about it. But all good things must come to an end, as they say, and New...
  • Huffington Post Plans To Cover Trump In Its Entertainment, Not Politics, Section

    07/17/2015 7:51:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    TPM ^ | 6-17-2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    The Huffington Post said on Friday it will no longer cover the presidential campaign of real estate mogul and former reality TV star Donald Trump as politics, but rather, as entertainment. "Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow," read a post bylined by the site's Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea.
  • The Obama Family’s Odd Vacation Movie Request

    07/14/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    While “Jurassic World” swallows the box office, the White House has requested a copy of a more rarefied film based on the life of James Gralton — the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland, in 1933. Spies said President Obama and his family plan to watch “Jimmy’s Hall,” by social-realist UK filmmaker Ken Loach, on their upcoming Martha’s Vineyard vacation. (It’s PG-13.)
  • Long-haul flight times 'increasing due to global warming'

    07/14/2015 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Victoria Ward
    <p>Long-haul flights are getting longer due to stronger winds caused by global warming, according to a study.</p> <p>Scientists linked a small increase in return-journey times of long-haul flights with an increase in the variation of the jet stream, the high altitude air that flows from west to east.</p>
  • ‘Offended’ flea market shopper calls 911 over Confederate merchandise

    07/12/2015 12:29:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7-12-2015 | Kyle Olsen
    A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911. Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate. The police chief William Wright tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken. “There was a table set up with this material,” Wright says, according to Journal-Record. “It’s not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a...
  • UKRAINE: Bloomberg Published Security Service of Ukraine Report on Russian Presence

    07/10/2015 3:25:23 PM PDT · by · 4 replies
    Bloomberg Published Security Service of Ukraine Report on Russian Presence Recently, most of the Ukrainian media reported with reference to the document published by Bloomberg that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) revealed information about Russian generals and military officers that command mercenaries of the DPR and LPR in Donbas. This information was confirmed by US intelligence after they had received the SBU report on June 16. The report identified five Russian generals and a colonel in command of combat operations in the east of Ukraine. According the Ukrainian Security Service, the pro-Russian terrorists are commanded by: Major General Oleg...
  • AZ: Disarmist ad on 4th Avenue, Yuma

    07/07/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What is wrong with the above picture?  Everything.  First, it gives the impression that small children gaining access to firearms is a big problem in this country.  It isn't.  The number of children under ten that fatally shoot themselves or others in firearm accidents each year is in the single digits.  Most of those are shot by an adult.  In a country of 313 million people and 347 million firearms, that is a remarkable safety record. So why the picture of a 4 year old with a revolver?  Simple.  Shock propaganda value aimed at the non-gun owner, and an...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Muslim Lawyer Tells Kids ‘ISIS is Just Propaganda’ and ‘Extremism Doesn’t Lead to

    07/06/2015 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    More from the ‘moderates’ who Western elites are counting on. Imagine this, I was banned from entering the UK (along with Robert Spencer) for our work opposing jihad, but this jihad lawyer was invited to speak on the government’s ‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy wherein she tells the gathering that they should resist questions from officers, accusing Prevent of demonizing Muslims. For anyone who might still believe Western elites have any clue as to what their doing, this best illustrates the feckless, reckless suicidal policy of dealing with jihad ‘violent extremism. HIDDEN CAMERA: Muslim Lawyer Tells Kids ‘ISIS is Just Propaganda’ and...