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  • NPR Praises Terrorist Baghdadi: ‘He Was a Real Leader,’ ‘A Movement We’ve Never Seen Before

    10/29/2019 9:06:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/28/2019 | Penny Starr
    The Washington Post is not alone when it comes to kind remembrances of the ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died igniting a suicide vest in a tunnel in northwest Syria on Saturday as U.S. troops closed in. During special coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday of the successful mission, National Public Radio (NPR) praised the man who was responsible for beheading three Americans and enslaving and killing an American woman. Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro led a roundtable discussion with NPR reporters Greg Myre, Tamara Keith and Daniel Estrin about Baghdadi’s death and asked them to tell listeners about...
  • Jury orders Planned Parenthood to pay $3M to former director who exposed lies, negligence

    08/20/2019 10:33:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    Jury orders Planned Parenthood to pay $3M to former director who exposed lies, negligence PHOENIX, Arizona, August 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — An Arizona jury has unanimously awarded $3 million in damages to a former Planned Parenthood director who was fired after reporting an abortionist’s illegal conduct and high complication rates, falsification of affidavits and patient records, incomplete abortions, and failure to report statutory rape. Mayra Rodriguez, who ran three Planned Parenthood clinics in Arizona and worked for the organization for 17 years, sued the non-profit after being wrongfully terminated from her position in October 2017 after repeatedly making claims...
  • Pro-Abortion Poll Finds Americans Oppose Paying for Abortions With Their Tax Dollars

    08/19/2019 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | Michael New, Ph.D.
    The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has released an interesting poll this week regarding public attitudes toward legal abortion. Most public-opinion polls conducted by media outlets and survey-research firms contact only several hundred people. This PRRI survey, conducted between March and December of last year, surveyed more than 40,000 Americans. As a result, it is able to provide state-level data on public attitudes toward life issues, and on attitudes about abortion among some relatively small demographic groups. The poll contains two findings that are particularly helpful to the pro-life movement. First, this poll, like several polls conducted so far this...
  • John Dean Hopes to 'Show How Strikingly Like Watergate' the Trump Investigation Is

    06/10/2019 11:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies ^ | 6/10/2019 | Susan Jones
    Watergate witness John Dean, answering the House Judiciary Committee's call to testify on this Monday, told CNN what he plans to say at the 2 p.m. hearing. "What I'm going to try to do...I'm clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing now, and as reported in the Mueller report, is. "So I've taken several examples from the Mueller report relating to obstruction of justice, which is their focus today, and looked at those and made the comparisons," Dean said Monday morning.
  • Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

    03/30/2019 10:07:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/29/2019 | unknown
    Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the “mother of all caravans,” even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could be forming. “We have information that a new caravan is forming in Honduras, that they’re calling ‘the mother of all caravans,’ and they are thinking it could have more than 20,000 people,” Sanchez Cordero said Wednesday. But a WhatsApp group calling for people to gather Saturday in El Salvador to set off...
  • Texas Landowners First to Challenge Trump's National Emergency Plan

    02/16/2019 10:35:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | Courtney O'Brien
    On Friday, President Trump followed through on his threat to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, announcing he had found $8 billion from various government agencies to get it done. He had his share of supporters, like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who directed him to do whatever needed to do to get that barrier built. But many others - both liberals and conservatives - were displeased with how he went about it. Just hours after Trump's announcement, three Texas landowners and the Frontera Audubon Society in Texas, an environmental group, became the first folks...
  • Democrats roll out their big border security package - icebreaker for the Arctic Circle(T)

    02/02/2019 12:19:42 PM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 2/2/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The border is in emergency. Latest news, a gargantuan fentanyl bust at the border, showing how dangerous the tide of illegally procured opiates is. At least three huge caravans of illegal immigrants, totalling more than 12,500 uneducated, unskilled, Central Americans, are about to roll in. President Trump has shown a willingness to actually shut the government down in a desperate bid to get a handle on the free-for-all engulfing the U.S. southern border. And now Democrats have presented their big border security counter-offer. With pork. For their buddies. As they always do. Breitbart News' Joel Pollak reports that their big...
  • Gavin Newsom’s bullet train to nowhere(Fools rush in?)

    10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/13/2018 | John Sexton
    “It’s not a train to nowhere,” Newsom said. “It’s insulting to suggest the Central Valley is nowhere. This is an economic development project, connecting the fastest growing and most dynamic economic regions in the country. That project is achievable and realistic. “The second phase [boring through the Tehachapi Mountains to Los Angeles] is an open-ended question.”
  • OneJet has yet to resume service from Pittsburgh International as planned (Corporate Welfare)

    10/03/2018 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 3 October 2018 | Theresa Clift
    Updated 2 hours ago Startup airline OneJet did not resume ticket sales Monday as planned, and it’s unclear whether it ever will. The carrier announced Aug. 29 it was suspending all flights for eight weeks during an “operational transition,” but planned to resume ticket sales Oct. 1. As of Wednesday, the announcement was still posted to the carrier’s website , but when customers go to book a flight, the site says no flights are available to any destination. OneJet CEO Matt Maguire did not return calls seeking comment. Airport spokesman Bob Kerlik said airport officials have not received any information...
  • Wimberley ISD debuts 'dark sky-friendly' lights at football stadium

    09/14/2018 10:13:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Chris Davis
    Wimberley ISD will debut new stadium lights Friday night that emit less ambient light as part of the city's commitment to keeping the skies dark at night. Wimberley was designated as an International Dark Sky Community earlier this summer, meaning light pollution doesn't obscure views of the night sky. As part of that ongoing commitment, voters in May approved a bond package for the school district that included money for the new lights... The district finished installing them before the school year, and Friday marks the first varsity home game in which they'll be used. Funds to replace them, totaling...
  • Does taking selfies make us happier? Taxpayer funded study finds it some cases.

    07/24/2018 4:53:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kristine Frazao
    And it turns out in 2016, the federal government decided it a worthy cause to fund a study to see if taking selfies increases happiness. It involved creating two smartphone apps for participants to take photos and record their moods...documenting responses and mapping conclusions: the total cost was about $500,000. “We spent close to a half a million dollars on this study and I think they ought to give it back,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in an interview last week, calling it an excessive and unnecessary use of our tax dollars... But supporters say it's also a minuscule amount...
  • 'News' Outlets Mock Our UN Ambassador for Trying to Get Votes on Gaza Resolution

    06/07/2018 7:29:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 6/7/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    NowThisNews prides itself as “news content for the social, mobile generation by informing its audience about what's happening and important in the world right now. NowThis is the #1 video news brand on social.” If that's true, I ask them to explain This tweet in which they mocked our U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley literally begged other ambassadors to support her UN resolution on Gaza — and not one voted for it One of Trump’s loyal subjects and the U.S. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, took a virtual beating at the United Nations meeting. The Twitter video...
  • Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane

    05/10/2018 7:00:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 5/9/2018 | unk
    A U.S. Army soldier has been reduced in rank to the E-1 grade and given a Bad Conduct Discharge after a panel of soldiers and officers ruled he deliberately destroyed three Humvee vehicles being airdropped during an exercise by cutting the straps to their parachutes. The issue has been covered closely by the Military Times and the site reported Wednesday that Sgt. John Skipper, a Germany-based cavalry scout, was convicted of destruction of government property and making false statements. The event happened in 2016. Skipper was found guilty of three instances of destroying military property worth over $500 and lying....
  • America before and after welfare handouts

    05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams
    Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
  • NPR Lets David Hogg Slam Opponents as Old People Dying Off on the 'Wrong Side' of History

    03/25/2018 6:48:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 3/24/2018 | Tim Graham
    NPR Weekend Edition Saturday welcomed Parkland student leftist David Hogg for an interview, and host Scott Simon offered the typical "how are you coping" and "do you have time to be a teenager" softballs. But when he teed up Hogg to say something political, Hogg was obnoxious. First, he insisted "oftentimes" cops discriminate against people of color: SCOTT SIMON: There were people who said this week when there was an incident at a school in southern Maryland. And the assailant was apparently put down by a guard at the school. There were people who said, that shows. You have armed...
  • A Strange Tale: the Congressional Federal Credit Union and Democrats' IT spies

    07/29/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    SOME RESEARCH PROVIDED BY ANDREW McCARTHY (sarcasm provided by poster): bank fraud was the stated charge on which Debbie Wassermann Schultz's IT aide, Imran Awan, was arrested at Dulles Airport, as he was fleeing the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar.......the same route taken by his wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled, with $12,400 in cash (NOTE: it is against the law to take more than $10,000 out of the US). By the time of Imran's arrest, the proceeds of his fraudulent $165,000 "loan" from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been wired to Pakistan.... part of...
  • New Mexico taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for abortions

    06/24/2017 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action ^ | June 23, 2017 | Carole Novielli
    Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood can fund abortion-related services, facilities and staff. The process of fungibility was also explained in a Live Action video: Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned...
  • Tax-Funded, Congressionally-Mandated Filmmaker Does Pro-Sex-Change Documentary for PBS

    06/07/2017 5:08:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/07/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Independent Television Service (ITVS)--a federally funded film-making company, whose existence is mandated by federal law and which received more than $86 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over the last five fiscal years on record—has produced a pro-sex-change documentary entitled “Real Boy.” The Public Broadcasting Service will broadcast the documentary on June 19. PBS itself has received more than $235 million from CPB over the last five fiscal years on record (2011 through 2015), according to CPB’s 990 forms. The ITVS documentary “Real Boy” tells the story of how a young woman--whose now-divorced parents named her Rachael--becomes Bennett,...
  • Climate Change Hypocrites

    06/06/2017 6:20:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Stephen Moore
    Maybe the most laughable reaction to Donald Trump's pulling out of the Paris climate accord came from European and Chinese leaders who blasted Trump and America for "surrendering its world leadership" role. The sanctimonious leaders of Asian and European nations pledged to move full speed ahead on clean energy without the United States. Be my guest. But we've been to this movie before. The Europeans were all in on the Kyoto Protocol deal back in 2005 -- an international treaty the U.S. rightly rejected. Euroland promised a massive shift to green energy and to abandon fossil fuels to dramatically reduce...
  • Students Furious Over Release Of Video Depicting Them Going Berserk At College

    05/30/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 114 replies ^ | 5/29/2017 | David Krayden
    Students at Evergreen State College are furious that a video documenting their anarchic behavior has been made public, The College Fix reports. The footage shows students going berserk, swearing like your mother never heard and screaming about “racist white teachers,” “white-assed administrators,” and the obligatory “black power” slogans during what was supposed to be a “meeting” between the malcontent students, college president George Bridges and other college administrators. Activists are not pleased that the embarrassing video can now be seen by the world on the internet, and they they are demanding that the “stolen” document be “taken down” by this...