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  • Take Turkey's Kurdish group off the US terror list for good

    09/19/2017 5:20:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/17 01:37 PM EDT | Kenneth R. Timmerman, opinion contributor
    A Belgian appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling tossing out an 11-year old complaint against a number of Kurdish politicians because of their alleged ties to the Kurdish Workers Party, the PKK. The 2006 complaint, filed at the behest of the Turkish government, sought to jail 36 Kurdish politicians, many of them living as political exiles in Belgium, under Belgium’s counter-terrorism laws. A lower court tossed out the case last November, but the Belgian state prosecutor lodged an appeal following vigorous protests from the Turkish government, which leaks bullets whenever someone mentions Kurds. The court found that...
  • In Retaliation, U.S. Orders Russia to Close Consulate in San Francisco

    08/31/2017 2:59:10 PM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 31, 2017 | Mark Landler
    The Trump administration on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic annexes, in New York and Washington, retaliating against Russia’s order for the United States to reduce its embassy staff in Moscow by 755 people. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson informed Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, of the tit-for-tat move in a phone call on Thursday morning. The administration took pains to say the move was purely reciprocal, and was not designed to further escalate tensions between the United States and Russia.
  • America’s neo-Nazis don’t look to Germany for inspiration. They look to Russia.

    08/25/2017 2:59:58 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22 | Casey Michel
    America’s white nationalists may bear swastikas, raise Nazi salutes and cheer for the protection of “Blut und Boden” (blood and soil) for all to see. They may say “Heil Trump!” and laud the legacy of American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell. But for these American white supremacists, it’s not Nazi Germany to which they look. It’s Russia.
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘We Are on the Cusp of a Second Civil War’

    08/18/2017 5:59:02 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | JEFF POOR
    Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said given the state of affairs in the country, particularly in the wake of last week’s events in Charlottesville, VA, it could be said the country was on the cusp of a second civil war. Limbaugh insisted much of the angst was being driven by forces from the outside wanting to see the United States cease being a “super powerful nation.” Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen...
  • Live: NAFTA Talks Kicks Off in Washington

    08/16/2017 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/17 | New China TV
    The first round of negotiations on a new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicked off Wednesday in Washington.
  • The U.S. Is Inches From A War With North Korea In Which Millions Could Die

    07/31/2017 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 163 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Michael Snyder
    We are just inches away from the outbreak of World War III, and yet most Americans seem completely oblivious to what is happening. On Friday, North Korea conducted a missile test which proved that it now has the capability of hitting major U.S. cities in the western half of the country.Every diplomatic effort to end North KoreaÂ’s nuclear program has completely failed, the Chinese have shown that they do not intend to do much of anything to intervene in this crisis, and the United Nations is a dead end. Given enough time, the North Koreans will build hundreds of ICBMs...
  • How Much of a Nuclear Threat is North Korea Really?

    07/31/2017 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Daisy Luther
    We all like to scoff at that crazy little dictator, Kim Jong Un, who is a walking caricature, putting himself on the cover of a magazine as the sexiest man alive and talking smack like a WWF champ. But, in all seriousness, is North Korea actually a threat?Unfortunately, it looks like the answer to that question is yes…and they’re turning into a bigger one each year.Despite the buffoonery of their Dear Leader, the threat of North Korea is growing rapidly, according to the US Intelligence community. When prepping for a nuclear strike becomes the officially recommended course of action, it...
  • Election-meddling fiasco hits US-Russia relations (Russia accuses US of election meddling in 2011)

    07/17/2017 2:33:09 PM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    RT.com ^ | 9 Dec, 2011
    Revelations about email transactions between the US State Department and the Russian election watchdog Golos prior to Russia's parliamentary elections threaten to bring the reset to a grinding halt. Before a single vote was cast in the parliamentary elections, a string of incidents indicated that foreign governments were already exerting influence over the election process. Golos, an independent watchdog that has been monitoring elections in Russia for 10 years, was fined 30,000 rubles ($1,000) last week by a Moscow court for publishing “election-related opinion polls and research” after a deadline for publishing such material had passed (it is illegal in...
  • Economic Output: If Each State in the USA Were Countries, California Would be France

    07/17/2017 1:09:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/11/16 | BY MARK J. PERRY
    (Note: The map above and post and table below have been slightly updated to reflect new, more complete, and revised state GDP data for 2015 that were released today by the BEA. The previous post was based on preliminary data through the third quarter of last year.)The map above (click to enlarge) was created (with assistance from AEI’s graphic design director Olivier Ballou) by matching the economic output (GDP) in each US state (and the District of Columbia) in 2015 to foreign countries with comparable nominal GDP last year, using data from the BEA for GDP by US state and...
  • In Declaring Independence, the Politicians Lagged Behind

    07/06/2017 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Declaration of Independence deserves its place as one of the most important documents in the history of the world. But, despite its significance, the Declaration did not lead the nation to independence or inspire people to take up arms and begin a revolution. Instead, the Continental Congress acted 443 days after the War of Independence began. Historian Kevin Phillips points out that Colonial authorities "began to exercise power 12 to 18 months before" the Declaration was approved and they had already achieved a "de facto independence." In fact, by the end of 1775, most of the Royal Governors had...
  • Who Was The Least Expendable Hero of The American Revolution?

    07/04/2017 2:32:11 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 169 replies
    I always savor the insight Freeper History Buffs offer, especially the spirited difference in opinion. The easy answers are Washington, Jefferson, the like. Who are the ones unsung, where the tide may not have turned without?
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emmanuel Macron shoot video selfie about climate change

    06/25/2017 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2017 | David Kaplan
    Now, there appears to be a new budding bromance: Between recently-elected French President Emmanuel Macron and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger The environmental comrades in arms -- both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord -- shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, after meeting to discuss all things green.... ...The pair will join on Saturday former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, as well as high court judges from several countries, to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect...
  • Respect for Community and the Flag Can Bring the Country Together

    06/13/2017 6:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2017 | Salena Zito
    RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. -- Turn south along U.S. 14 to enter this Richland County seat and the first thing that catches your eye is the sun dancing off silver mixed with royal blue jutting out just so from the distant prairie on your left. Gradually, a sea of red and white stripes emerges in your vision. Soon, the only sound you hear is that of the wind furiously snapping hundreds of flags against their towering flagpoles. The chorus drowns out the brisk traffic whipping past you. It is eerie. It is sobering. And it is beautiful. It is the work...
  • Houses Are 73% More Expensive Today Than In 1973—Plots Are Smaller Too

    05/30/2017 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Thalean · 155 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | May 28 | Spencer P Morrison
    In 1973 the median household income was $9,265... Consider that the median sales price of a new home in January, 1973, was only $29,900—3.2 times the median household income. In other words, if the median family saved up every penny earned, and put it towards a new home, it would take just over three years to buy a brand new house. This held relatively steady for the next decade. In 1985, new home prices crept up a little, to 3.7 times the median household income. It was during the 1990s and 2000s that home prices began to skyrocket towards where...
  • The Possible Reasons Big Corporations Are So Eager for Trump to Break His Promise on Paris

    05/29/2017 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    European countries and major corporations are pressuring President Donald Trump to remain in the Paris climate agreement despite his promises on the campaign trail to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era deal that never gained congressional approval.The Trump administration so far is sticking with being undecided—at least until Trump returns to the United States from his first foreign trip, where on Friday, he’s meeting with Group of Seven ally countries, which support the agreement.Back home, the pressure is growing from multinational corporations, even the energy sector, which have opposed stricter limitations on carbon.Exxon Mobil Corp., once run by Trump’s...
  • Anti-Democratic Body Slam May Save Democracy in USA

    05/26/2017 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    Finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting Body slamming a reporter is a reprehensible anti-democratic act, but it may save democracy in the United States if it finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting. There is a sense that the people who voted prior to the election in Montana made the difference in electing the candidate in Montana who body-slammed a reporter. As a result, enough people in America may finally be motivated to eliminate or cut back early voting, even if...
  • Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It

    05/01/2017 6:07:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Morgan Brinlee
    Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It By Morgan Brinlee 19 hours ago President Donald Trump asked Americans to reaffirm their allegiance to the United States' founding principals in a proclamation that caused a number of people on social media to flip out. In his proclamation, Trump called on Americans to "observe this day with appropriate ceremonies," including reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and asked government officials to display the American flag on all government buildings and grounds. But while Trump's request may sound a bit Orwellian, the truth is there's no reason to...
  • REPORT: Democrat Darling in Georgia House Special Election Runs Company That Funds Human Smuggling

    04/24/2017 3:53:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Congressional Candidate and Georgia darling, Jon Ossoff paid human smugglers operating across Europe approximately $2,000. Everyday we learn more and more about this young Democrat who was foisted onto Georgians by outside money. We also just reported that Ossoff didn’t vote in the 2012 election. He claims he couldn’t vote because he was abroad. Yeah ok, makes sense! Someone who was involved in human smuggling shouldn’t be able to run for office, but since he’s a Democrat, this will probably get swept under the rug.
  • FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

    04/18/2017 1:18:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/18/2017 | Adam Kredo
    Terrorists inside America plotting attacks 'each and every single day'! Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day." The FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that...
  • Welcome to the Exponential Age The New Industrial Revolution

    04/15/2017 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 45 replies
    Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties. This disruption will create large growth opportunities as well as dangerous pitfalls. Be prepared for both.... ... ...It is a fast moving world and getting faster. There will be both opportunities and pitfalls along the way. The next generation of business leadership needs to be able to navigate these progressive changes and...