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  • Stephen Coughlin, Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)

    11/30/2015 4:53:52 PM PST · by amorphous · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 26, 2012 | Stephen Coughlin
    Over more than a decade following 9/11, MAJ Stephen Coughlin was one of the US government's most astute and objective analysts, and an expert in the connections between Islamic law, terrorism and the jihadist movement around the globe. Through knowledge of published Islamic law, MAJ Coughlin had an demonstrated ability to forecast events both in the Middle East and domestically and to accurately assess the future threat posture of jihadist entities before they happen. He has briefed at the Pentagon, for national and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress. Today, he is...
  • The BLM Movement: The Preening of Petulant Millennials vs. Actually Accomplishing Anything

    11/30/2015 4:20:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-15 | Vince
    I remember once hearing a question posed by some would be philosopher: "If you could do something that cured all of the ills of the world, but only if someone you despised would get the credit, would you do it?" It's an interesting question with a number of elements to it. Are you really a humanitarian or do you just want to be seen as such? What's more important, your legacy or the lives of others? Are you able to overcome petty jealousy for the "greater good"? Of course as it's a hypothetical question you can answer and gain all...
  • Liberals pretty hopeful that Planned Parenthood shooter will turn out to be a Christian

    11/30/2015 10:25:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which we don't yet know, but one of his victims was a pro-life Christian police officer Let’s say nothing else before we say this: We don’t know why Robert Lewis Dear shot up a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Friday, but it doesn’t matter why he did it. It’s a horrible, detestable act and everyone - regardless of their position on abortion or anything else - should condemn it. And almost all will. I believe Planned Parenthood is a monstrous organization, but those on “my side” of the issue simply cannot and must not resort to violence - especially...
  • IN THEIR OWN WORDS...Muslims tell you exactly why Islam can never coexist...[Video]

    11/30/2015 10:19:09 AM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | Walid Shoebat
    Share this with all your liberal/leftist friends who don't see Islamic violent jihad and non-violent 'civilization' jihad as the greatest threat to their very existence. All these clips came before ISIS but confirm that ISIS has everything to do with Islam.
  • Just about every news outlet in America notices that ObamaCare premiums are about to skyrocket

    11/30/2015 10:03:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    All at once... If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve known since 2009 that ObamaCare was never going to “lower the average family’s premiums rates by $2,000.” That was just the lie that architects like Jonathan Gruber told you to sell their anti-constitutional boondoggle. When they say passage of the law relied upon the “ignorance of the American voter,” that’s what they’re talking about. Those who weren’t ignorant always knew that the ACA would cause rates to skyrocket, and most believe that’s exactly what it was designed to do. It’s failure was “baked in” to ensure that it was - as...
  • UN says Maurice Strong is gone—we just don’t know where or when

    11/30/2015 9:32:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    Maurice Strong may have left Mother Earth but his ghost has taken up permanent residence at the UN The ghost of Maurice Strong will haunt the UN’s COP21, where the ultimate lottery win for UN bureaucrats is being pushed. A desperate lib-left, determined to force on a public—97% of which doesn’t believe that global warming trumps Islamic terrorism as the world’s biggest threat—will see to it. Incredibly, the man who hurled the biggest rock at humanity’s progress; the one who forbad refrigeration and air conditioning for the masses, passed through this life in the same manner as his final obit:...
  • Save the Environment—Mail Your Shoes to Paris

    11/30/2015 9:30:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    COP21 in Paris: Express Post your shoes...that'll "save the environment" The ‘Biggest Show on Earth’ is now underway in still grief-stricken Paris, where the melodrama and hypocrisy on display is enough to gag a blue whale. Putting your concerns about global warming on public display is as the flappers used to say, “all the rage”. Now that Pope Francis has fully sanctioned Barack Obama’s claim that global warming is a bigger threat to humanity than Islamic terrorism, Obama’s “WOOHOO” can be heard in even the tiniest corners of the soon-to-be-in-meltdown world. For the poor people in some of those corners...
  • Why Did Turkish Forces Shoot Down a Russian Bomber?

    11/30/2015 9:14:46 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/15 | Jim Emerson
    Last week, a Turkish Air Force F-16 shot down a Russian bomber allegedly flying over South Western Turkish territory. The Russians deny that their aircraft violated Turkish airspace. Accusations were made by both sides as to whether the bomber crossed a border, though no maps or data were put out to prove either contention. The Pilot and co-pilot were fired upon while parachuting which is a war crime, but the Turkish forces on the ground in Syria would argue that point. The rebels on the ground fired on helicopters trying to rescue the aircrew. The Russians did manage to rescue...
  • RNC’s wishful thinking of Trump hitting his ceiling is wrong; he has plenty of room for growth

    11/30/2015 8:44:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The befuddled “experts” can’t figure out why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls. They KNOW he is wrong on everything; they KNOW he is a clown, a buffoon, a snake oil salesman, take your pick. Using THEIR old rules of politics they have declared Trump’s campaign dead so often it’s hard to keep track of them. The bottom line is that Trump is not going anywhere. He did not fade by Labor Day or Halloween or Thanksgiving. He won’t fade and they know it so they have fallen back on trying to trick people with their lie...
  • Microaggressions and Other Fictions

    11/30/2015 8:28:25 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    TheTrumpet.com ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Joel Hilliker
    Last week at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, a student group called Hidden Dores staged a protest. A couple hundred students demonstrated, complaining about racism on campus and making demands about what the school needed to do to eliminate it. The day after the protest, a black bag was found on the front steps of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center on the campus. There was poop in the bag. The protesters were outraged at what they branded as obvious racism. “The Hidden Dores team is appalled to announce that our demonstration yesterday was met this morning with a vile...
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five of...
  • Saudi Arabia Refuses To Take Even A Single Syrian Refugee

    11/30/2015 8:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    EAD ^ | 11/30/2015 | Michael Snyder
    If Saudi Arabia won’t take in Syrian refugees, why should the United States? In recent weeks, we have heard a whole lot from Barack Obama about our “moral obligation” to take in refugees from Syria. Well, if there is a “moral obligation” to help these refugees, then why aren’t more wealthy Islamic nations stepping up to the plate? According to Amnesty International, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war Saudi Arabia has not accepted a single Syrian refugee. Neither has Kuwait. Neither has Qatar. Neither has the United Arab Emirates. These nations are absolutely swimming in money, and yet...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity: Clearwater Florida, 12 December, 2015

    11/30/2015 6:17:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 12 December, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida. Clearwater is in Pinellas County. While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex parking lot, 2450 Drew St. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. From suncoastnews.com: This will be the Clearwater Police Department’s first buyback event since June 2011, when it collected 189 guns. Hall said officers plan to buy about $10,000 worth...
  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 12:40:23 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 62 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin ::Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let's face it, that's never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it's difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing...
  • Trump's Dynamic Tax Policy

    11/29/2015 12:29:45 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 27, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    Lower Rates Across The Board:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Here's an excerpt from Donald Trump's Tax Plan which may be found on his official website www.donaldjtrump.com : TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAINThe Goals of Donald J. Trump's Tax PlanToo few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Simplify...
  • For the media and the GOPe Trump’s Black voter support is the “Elephant in the room”

    11/29/2015 9:24:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There have been at least two surveys showing Donald Trump getting between 25% (nationwide) and 13% (Florida) of the Black vote in a general election against Hillary Clinton. In a very detailed October survey of Florida voters, Clinton gets 82% of the Black vote and Trump gets 13%; with 5% undecided. This means Clinton’s current solid Black vote in Florida is just 77% but can go up to only 82%, and Trump already has the potential to get 18%. Clinton is in trouble with Blacks now and things can potentially get much worse. Trump, however, is doing better than he...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    11/29/2015 4:52:41 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Time to bring back the draft

    11/28/2015 1:18:55 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    [Snip]...I think it might be time to bring back the draft. We have become a society of ungrateful, horrid little greedy, grabby whiners. Everybody wants something for nothing. And it is most evident on our college campuses. College students today are thin-skinned, navel-gazing crybabies so desperate to be victims they create elaborate hoaxes and whine over “micro-aggressions” while they scamper to their safe spaces. But it’s nothing that six weeks with a drill sergeant screaming in your face couldn’t fix.
  • A Time to Get Serious

    11/28/2015 1:10:23 PM PST · by American Faith Today
    American Faith Today ^ | November 28,2015 | American Faith Today
    As I check out some news stories today, it strikes me that we are certainly living in a time in which it's time to get serious about our faith and whether or not we'll stand on and for it. It's been the case for a while, and really it's always been the case. But today I'll talk about a story that features the literal banning of the Christian cross by a nation's, a Christian nation's government. There's a story of the banning of Christmas trees and Christmas carols that promote Christianity by a VA hospital. Christians were once again killed...
  • Russian airstrikes hit Turkish convoy delivering weapons to ISIS in Syria

    11/28/2015 8:44:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/15 | Jim Kouri
    Turkish news editor prosecuted for blowing whistle on Turkey's alliance with ISIS The incident involving the shooting down of a Russian warplane by the Turkish military may have had to do with Turkey’s cooperation with the radical Islamic fighters in Syria and Russia’s decision to help the Arab dictator Bashar al-Assad fight both the Islamists and the secular rebel fighters attempting to over-throw Assad. In the aftermath of the Turkish military shooting down a Russian air force plane, the killing of its pilot, and the attack on a Russian rescue helicopter, the violence between those two nations is becoming more...
  • Montana ranchers border watch situational awareness

    11/28/2015 8:39:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You Montana. God bless each and every one of you for doing the right thing when the day is at its darkest Patriotism is alive and well among the ranchers and farmers who live and work along the 500-mile-long Canada-U.S. northern border in Montana. Montana ranchers and farmers have given us something for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving weekend. Encumbered by the never-ending red tape of government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it would be understandable if the ranchers and farmers ignored others by continuing to go about their...
  • We’re Number One: Paying The Most For The Worst Healthcare

    11/28/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Here’s the biggest topic in public health: Why does the U.S. pay substantially more than any other country in the world for healthcare, only to realize mediocre outcomes? Consider these findings, from a 2010 Commonwealth Fund report (and things have not much improved): Despite having the most costly health system in the world, the United States consistently underperforms on most dimensions of performance, relative to other countries. Compared with six other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—the U.S. healthcare system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access,...
  • Homeless Man's Black Market Submachine Guns and Improvised Silencer

    11/28/2015 7:19:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The LA times has an article about a homeless man who was found in possession of two submachine guns a couple of magazines, a couple of pistols and an improvised suppressor. From the picture it appears that the two submachine guns are a reactivated/remanufactured Sten in 9mm and a reactivated/remanufactured vz.26, which is normally chambered in 7.62x25 caliber, the common East block pistol and submachine gun round that is nearly identical to the 7.65x25 Mauser cartridge. This ad shows the deactivated vz.26 as being available in the European Union for 95 Euros. Parts kits have been available in the...
  • Put "Refugees" in FEMA Camps

    11/28/2015 4:52:59 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Selwyn Duke ^ | November 25, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Roanoke, Virginia, mayor David Bowers has just created a stir by suggesting that Syrian migrants be placed in internment camps. I found his comments interesting because, if we are going to have the Muslim so-called "refugees," I also consider placement in camps a must.Unfortunately, Bowers, a Democrat, undermined the position by drawing the poor analogy with fellow Democrat Franklin Roosevelt's interning of Americans of Japanese descent during WWII (note: some Americans of German and Italian descent were also interned). George Takei, famous for playing Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series and for, more recently, boldly going...
  • BREAKING: Massacre at Planned Parenthood abortion facility ~ babies butchered!

    11/27/2015 7:30:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Dear readers, I wish to draw your attention to the real brutality that is taking place on a daily basis that the vile media is silent about. The daily mass murder being conducted against innocent babies. Babies being torn apart, butchered with brutal savagery. This, the lying, vile media does not want you hear about. Today: babies have been butchered, there has been a massacre. The media does not want you to know that babies are torn apart; their brains vacuumed out etc. You will also notice, dear readers how the same vile media immediately place the Planned Parenthood incident...
  • (Finland) Police: 10 known rape suspects are asylum seekers

    11/27/2015 4:58:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The police has received information this year, of a dozen rape stories in which a suspect was an asylum seeker,  the Police Board told STT.The National Police Board changed their system at the beginning of this month, so that information about the suspect’s background as an asylum seeker is connected to the criminal complaint. Crime linked to asylum seekers, is scheduled to be opened in more detail in the next interim report, which is published towards the end of january.This week has revealed two distinct suspicions of rape, where the victims were 14-year-old girl. The other suspect is a asylum seeker. According to...
  • Now That’s What I Call On The Rocks! 107-Y/O Crates Of Whisky Found Frozen In Antarctica

    11/27/2015 3:31:17 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Dusty Old Things ^ | November 26, 2015
    In 2010, researchers and conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand made quite the interesting discovery. Hidden beneath the hut legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton used during his 1908 Antarctica expedition (known as the Nimrod) were five crates covered in ice: three containing whisky and two containing scotch! This wasn’t the only discovery made by the Trust either; they also found a notebook and photos from similar expeditions on the continent.From: Youtube / Shackleton Whisky After the whisky was discovered, one crate was sent to New Zealand where it was thawed and displayed for the public at Canterbury Museum. Three of the bottles...
  • Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch

    11/27/2015 2:24:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    Trust Fund son of former Celebrity Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, will find it difficult romancing ranchers and farmers because there’s just no romancing those who actually work for a living Without ever intending to, newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has saved the United States from the worry of 10,000 unvetted Syrian “refugees” being flown into Canada by the year’s end, from flooding over America’s unsecured northern border. Ditto for the 15,000 Trudeau is bringing to Canadian soil in February. What happens in Canada stays in Canada as far as Montana ranchers and farmers are concerned.
  • On line Model Train auction to help Marines in need Dec 5

    11/27/2015 1:11:24 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    http://www.netteauctions.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | N /A
    A GREAT CAUSE: DECEMBER 5TH MODEL TRAIN ONLINE AUCTION WILL HELP by AIDING MARINES FAMILY FOUNDATION Calling all model train collectors! Here is your chance to help Marines in need and get some great buys on treasured items to boot. On December 5, 2015 Nette Auctions will conduct an online auction of 650 model trains and accessories to help Aiding Marines Family Foundation (AMFF). The collection of models suitable for collection has been put together over the last 60 years by Semper Marine Mike Marotta who has donated it to the AMFF to have the Nette Auctions people sell it...
  • Why do the Democrats want to endanger Americans by bringing in more Muslim refugees?(video)

    11/27/2015 11:20:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/15 | Rabbi Rightwing
    Question: why are the 65 Muslim nations not taking a single refugee? What do they know Obama won't admit to? To the liberal fools who mouth Obama's jihadist demands we admit more Syrian muslims as refugees:: if you care about reality, Obama is LYING. All our intelligence agencies say we CANNOT VET THEM.
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori: A failed mental state

    11/27/2015 9:04:36 AM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 10 replies
    Virtueonline ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Katherine Jefferts Schori has opined that Islam, Judaism and Christianity are "Abrahamic faiths" and are therefore on an equal footing. However, Islam claims that it is not like Judaism and Christianity. Consider this teaching of Islam: "Asserting one's religion does not mean that you simply leave people to worship whatever they please without comment, like the Christians and the Jews do. It means that you must clearly and plainly disapprove of what they worship, and show enmity towards the disbelievers; failing this there is no assertion of Islam." (From Al Wala' wa'l Bara by Muhammad Sa'eed Al Qahtani) Al-wala' wa'l-bara...
  • Van Jones accuses Donald Trump of acting “Un-American”

    11/27/2015 8:36:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 59 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/15 | Doug Book
    According to Van Jones, Donald Trump acted in an “Un-American” way when he claimed to have seen thousands of New Jersey Muslims on television, celebrating the 9/11 terror attacks. “This is just terrible. You have a presidential candidate who is deliberately stoking fear and smearing a whole population of people,” said Jones. “Somebody’s gonna go hurt some Muslim as a result of this kind of hatred.” For those who don’t remember, Van Jones is the dedicated Communist appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 as a special advisor for Green Jobs. Jones “…was the leader and founder of a radical group,...
  • TGIF 'toons

    11/27/2015 4:09:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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    11/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 26, 2015 | ALLISON MEIER
    Tony Sarg & an elephant balloon (via printmag.com)As the procession of bands, balloons, and high-production spectacles makes its annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, let's time travel back to the 1920s to the innovative puppeteer who made the inflatable characters part of the American holiday.The Macy's parade started in 1924, but in 1927 its collaboration with Tony Sarg took things way up a few whimsical notches. Working with fellow puppeteer Bil Baird, a 60-foot balloon dragon, tottering Felix the Cat, hummingbird, and other buoyant wonders made their way down the Manhattan streets, and the crowds went wild.As Jimmy Stamp wrote at Smithsonian Magazine, these...
  • The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony: A Survival Story

    11/26/2015 8:00:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/15 | Karen Lees
    The True Story of Plymouth and the First Thanksgiving Few public school students remain who remember the true story of the Pilgrim’s first few years in Plymouth Colony. The historic record was at one time a valuable part of American education. Essential lessons were learned from the failure of our nation’s first disastrous experiment with communism. The first settler’s failure actually birthed the implementation of free market economics in the new world. The truth of much of America’s history simply does not support the politically correct narrative of today’s textbook authors, so the truth has dwindled into obscurity over the...

    11/26/2015 7:48:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 11/26/15 | Bryan Fischer
    Socialism has never worked in the past. Socialism does not work in the present. Socialism will never work in the future. The reason is simple: socialism is predicated on a violation of two of the 10 commandments of God. The 8th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not steal.” The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet.” And yet socialism is driven by covetousness – the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money – and built on theft – the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others....
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...

    11/25/2015 3:13:58 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 23, 2015 | CARA GIAIMO
    Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie–the blue-blood ancestor of the turducken. (Image: Mother Goose's Melodies/WikiCommons Public Domain)Once upon a time, you had to be royalty to be surprised by your food. But these days, an ordinary Thanksgiving gathering is cause for trepidation and excitement. It's 2015, and any turkey you face could be a turducken. The turducken, if you’ve managed to avoid its company thus far, is exactly what it sounds like–a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey, all deboned and layered with various types of stuffing. It looks like a regular turkey, but, when cut, magically reveals...

    11/25/2015 2:52:09 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 23, 2015 | DAN HESS
    The only known depiction of Oliver Pollock, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo: Richard Cummins/Alamy)Wars cost money. So when the Revolutionary War broke out, the Colonies turned to a number of sources for backing. The top contributors to America’s Independence: The Kingdoms of France and Spain, the Dutch banking conglomerate, and a single Irish merchant based in New Orleans. His name was Oliver Pollock, and he was the “Financier of the Revolution in the West.”  Pollock saw opportunity in war– the chance for a young but wealthy immigrant to stand as a symbol of success and greatness. He desired to carve out a...
  • How Should Police Stop A Knife-Swinging Laquan On PCP?

    11/25/2015 11:57:19 AM PST · by IChing · 197 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 11/25/15 | Donald Joy
    In the latest high-profile racial railroading of a white policeman for obvious political reasons, it has taken authorities over a full year to decide to charge Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The obviousness of the racial/political theater here is largely due to the fact that the timing of the ridiculous charge — first degree murder — being suddenly announced after all these months, so transparently coincides with the sudden FOIA public release of a police dashcam video of the shooting which, to the untrained eye, looks pretty bad. The video in...
  • WOW! FORMER MUSLIM’S MESSAGE To Refugees Who Betray America Goes Viral:(strong language warning)..

    11/25/2015 10:37:41 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 1/25/15
    ...“You are Muslims living here and benefiting from this country…Stand up for America!” I was a Muslim, I converted to Christianity for a reason because I found out I do not get along with you people. I don’t like what you’re preaching, I don’t like your religion. I’m sorry. You cannot force it upon me. That’s why I came here. But I’m not an advocate for war. For you to come as refugees to this country, and you give birth to men and women and grown up in America and then you betray America? When you start coming here and...
  • Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

    11/25/2015 9:05:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Karen Lees
    The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State. The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it. In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the...
  • Lack of voter enthusiasm could sink Hillary Clinton

    11/25/2015 8:19:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    s The enthusiasm gap among voters is the deciding factor in elections; it tells us the true story. In years when Republicans won big they controlled the enthusiasm gap: 1994 it was 44/33; 2002 it was 46/39; in 2010 it was a massive 63/44 and in 2014 it was 42/32. When Democrats won in 2006 they held a 52/41 edge in enthusiasm among their voters. So far Hillary Clinton’s campaign is not generating enthusiasm. A recent New York Times piece presents a serious warning for Clinton. It’s not based on a “feeling” but on surveys of her supporters. Among voters...
  • Our children's future depends on us defeating Islamic extremism

    11/25/2015 6:38:22 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 6 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    The horrific scenes of ISIS attacking Paris brought us all to realize that the clear and present danger of the 21st century is none other than Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Unfortunately, it reminded Americans of 9/11, Londoners of 7/7 and Madrid residents of the horrific 2004 metro bombings. It also acted as a wakeup call for people across the globe about how vulnerable our way of life is at the hands of fanatics that can easily cause havoc even in the leading capital of Europe. All these attacks were the works of one single enemy: Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. And...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    11/25/2015 3:27:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
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  • Beirut on the Seine

    11/24/2015 10:02:46 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 3 replies
    Justin Washington The Blogger ^ | 11/24/2015 | Justin Washington
    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, it has come to light that Brian Williams was actually on the ground reporting from all the physical attack locations in Paris simultaneously. Apparently, Mr. Williams -- slightly injured in the attacks -- interviewed Hillary Clinton, and she stated that the cause of the attacks was a YouTube film. When asked to identify which film, she said that that information was highly classified and contained on one of her personal file servers which has been temporarily misplaced. Immediately after the 3 explosions outside the Stade de France...
  • “The World Won't Be Destroyed By Evil-Doers, But By Those Who Watch Them And Not Doing Anything"

    11/24/2015 7:34:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Good Reads ^ | November 2, 2015 | Albert Einstein
    Original Quote:“The World Will Not Be Destroyed By Those Who Do Evil, But By Those Who Watch Them Without Doing Anything”- Albert Einstein
  • The Right to Refuse; History and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/24/2015 10:47:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    A Leader-for Change On March 17, 1980, after consulting with his daughter Amy James Earl Carter, President of the United States and fearless bunny rabbit fighter, signed into law the United States Refugee Act of 1980 which implemented a number of provisions set down by the United Nations. Limits on the numbers of refugees admitted per fiscal year were raised to 50,000 from 17,000 and special provisions were put in place for “emergency” resettlement. Also, the definition of what constitutes a refugee was altered so as to comport with U.N. opinions on the subject. Refugees were now defined as: “owing...
  • Democrats more determined to stop Pfizer inversion than ISIS

    11/24/2015 10:43:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/15 | Dan Calabrese
    They're quite happy with "strategic patience" and "leading from behind" when it comes to bloodthirsty terrorists, but let a corporation seek to lower its tax bill . . . time for action! You can usually tell where people’s hearts really are by what animates them. There are situations when they know they’re supposed to look and sound passionate. And then there are situations in which they really are. There was much fire-breathing on Capitol Hill yesterday, not because of the growing urgency to stop the next ISIS beheading, burning, drowning or mass shooting - but because a U.S. corporation found...