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  • US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

    12/18/2014 7:03:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Myfoxdc.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Scott Mayerowitz
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation put an end to that.
  • Love, American Style: Iraq's Kurds are fans of all things US, Bush

    12/17/2014 2:08:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2014 | Hollie McKay
    SULAYMANIYAH, Northern Iraq – The bald eagle, Old Glory and the almighty dollar are king in this portion of Iraq, where ethnic Kurds don’t hide their affection for the U.S. Shops peddle American flags, U.S. military gear is prized and the locals speak glowingly of the nation they credit with removing Saddam Hussein, the dictator whose heavy hand so often came down on the minority clustered in Iraq’s northern regions. "Imagine if America didn't exist,” said Kurdo Amin Agha, an accountant whose home is adorned with Israeli, American and Kurdistan flags, and who wears a U.S. Army shirt and Navy...
  • America Is Losing Its Edge: If we don't change course, we are going to go the way of Britain.

    12/15/2014 9:15:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/15/2014 | Spengler
    We have heard over and over again that America is still the world’s fountain of innovation, the home of fracking and Facebook. The two “F’s” of American innovation are about to become one: The collapse of oil prices portends a collapse of the shale boom. High-yield energy bond yields have soared from 5% to 12% in the past few months, and investors are fighting to get to the door. Most unconventional oil and gas projects are unprofitable at $60 a barrel, and that’s where oil will trade for the next year or two.Facebook is a clever gimmick, but it...
  • America Continues to Thrive: Even in current malaise, the U.S. soars above global competition

    12/11/2014 7:47:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Germany’s first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was “a special providence for drunkards, fools, and the United States of America.” Apparently, late 19th-century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when by logic it should not. That paradox has never been more true than today. The U.S. government now owes more than $18 trillion in long-term debt. Even after recent income-tax hikes for the very wealthy and huge cuts in the defense budget, the Obama administration will still run an annual budget deficit of nearly $500 billion. No government official dares to trim Social...
  • America Is Among Least Racist Countries In The World

    12/10/2014 8:45:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:18 PM 12/09/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    With all the recent race clanging on MSNBC and other cable news networks, now’s probably a good time to remind everyone that America is among the least racist countries in the world. I know this statement will be shocking news to regular viewers of “PoliticsNation,” but it also has the quality of being true. From 2010 to 2014, the World Values Survey asked residents in over 50 countries who they would not want as neighbors. Just over five percent of respondents in the United States said “people of a difference race.” That’s far more tolerant a response than citizens of...
  • Report: US 1 of only 7 countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks

    10/10/2014 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/15/14
    Calling America’s abortion policies “ultra-permissive,” a new report out Tuesday concludes that the United States is one of just seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks.Out of the sample 198 countries, independent states and regions worldwide, 59 allow abortion without restrictions. Of those 59, 9 countries limit elective abortions to before the 12th week, 36 countries limit elective abortion at 12 weeks, six countries limit elective abortion to 20 weeks gestation, one country (Australia) allows its state/territories to decide abortion limits, and seven countries allow elective abortion past 20 weeks or have no limit.The remaining 139 countries have...
  • Bizarre Pagan Influences on the U.S. National Mall

    11/24/2014 8:15:25 AM PST · by millegan · 22 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Previously, we brought you “Where God is Carved in Stone on the National Mall.” Today, we’re looking at weird pagan influences on the National Mall in Washington D.C.. While the U.S. certainly has been greatly influenced by the Christian faith, it has also been influenced by certain strains of Enlightenment thought that are decidedly un-Christian. Remember that while the U.S. was in its infancy in the late 18th century, over in Europe during the French Revolution crowds took the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the replaced the altar with an altar to Liberty. This type of thinking was in the...
  • All Hail King Barack Obama, Emperor Of The United States Of America!

    11/21/2014 3:44:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Mathew Boyle
    As President Barack Obama dictates his immigration decree on Thursday night, Republicans from all different sides of the party are responding by calling him “king” or “emperor” or some variant of those tyrant-sounding terms.
  • USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate

    11/18/2014 6:18:56 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 11/18/2014 | Adi Robertson & Nathan Ingraham
    The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed. The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA, but the Senate was not in favor of rolling back any of the NSA's broad surveillance powers. While telephone companies would have still collected the data in question, the records would have stayed in the hands of the phone companies and a new type of court order would have been needed by the government to access these records. Additionally,...
  • China and the United States Are Preparing for War [Despite the Obama-Xi handshake deal]

    11/13/2014 5:48:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL PILLSBURY
    At aNov. 12 news conference in Beijing, General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to notify the other side before major military activities, and to develop a set of rules of behavior for sea and air encounters, in order to avoid military confrontations in Asia. "It's incredibly important that we avoid inadvertent escalation," Ben Rhodes, a U.S. deputy national security advisor, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying. An "accidental circumstance," he said, could "lead into something that could precipitate conflict." Should we really be worried about war between the United...
  • Woman arrested in Laurel Co. for trafficking crystal meth, while wearing "I Love Crystal Meth" shirt

    11/07/2014 12:58:55 PM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 21 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | Nov 6, 2014
    One Laurel County suspect is creating a lot of buzz on social media. The Laurel County Sheriff's Department arrested two people, they say, were in possession of crystal meth on Tuesday. 37-year-old Deborah Asher, of Somerset, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree and possession of methamphetamine. 57-year-old Richard Rice, of East Bernstadt, was also arrested and faces the same charges. Deputies say they conducted a drug investigation on Dolly Miller Road that led to the arrests. The Sheriff's Department shared the arrest on their Facebook page and the post has garnered more than 150...
  • ‘Negro’ Is An Acceptable Term for Black Soldiers, U.S. Army Says

    11/06/2014 2:59:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 5, 2014 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    ‘Negro’ is an acceptable term for black soldiers, U.S. Army says • Color it a confusing command update. One military official says using the word to describe ‘a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa’ might be for people who prefer to refer to themselves this way. But another calls it ‘the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. What year is it again? Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled Negro — a term that faded in the late 1960s. The archaic policy was spelled out as recently as Oct. 22, when the...
  • The Rise and Fall of the American Empire.

    10/31/2014 5:20:43 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 65 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | November first, in the year of our lord 2014 | Frydenlund
    All empires fall. Rome... Persia... United Kingdom... In the 1960's way way way before I was born. The American Empire sent a man to the moon. 30 years later... America is dependent on Russian rockets to supply their own Astronauts. All Empires fall. It is the nature of society. Where did America go wrong?
  • India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin

    10/25/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 4 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 25 October 2014 | Reuters
    India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32 billion rupees ($525 million), the source said after a meeting of India's Defence Acquisition Council. "National security is the paramount concern of the government," the source quoted Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the finance portfolio, as telling the procurement panel. "All hurdles and bottlenecks in the procurement process...
  • Exploring Christopher Columbus

    10/13/2014 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Tom Purcell
    Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available at amazon.com."Dad, why does America celebrate Columbus Day?" "Well, Billy, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe to America and founded the very first European settlement in the New World. His arrival marks the beginning of America as we know it." "But didn't he discover America by accident, dad?" "Columbus believed the Earth was a sphere. He thought he could reach the Far East by setting off on a westward course. Though he stumbled upon what...
  • China Just Overtook The US As The World's Largest Economy

    10/08/2014 5:59:09 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 10-7-2014 | Mike Bird
    Mike BirdOctober 7,2014 Sorry, America. China just overtook the US to become the world's largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. He also alerted us back in April this year that it was all about to happen. Basically, the method used by the IMF adjusts for purchasing power parity, explained here. The simple logic is that prices aren't the same in each country: A shirt will cost you less in Shanghai than San Francisco, so it's not entirely reasonable to compare countries without taking this into account. Though a...
  • Obama: US Working on Protocols for Ebola Screening at Airports

    10/07/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 6, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration was working on additional protocols for screening airplane passengers to identify people who might have Ebola and would step up efforts to make medical professionals aware of what to do if they encounter a case. Obama made the disclosure after meeting top administration officials involved in attempting to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. After a series of missteps involving the handling of a man who arrived in Dallas from Liberia with Ebola, Obama said "we have learned lessons in terms of what happened in Dallas."
  • CDC Chief Frieden on Ebola: Sealing Borders 'Increases People's Distrust of Government'

    10/07/2014 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    On his blog on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), director Dr. Tom Frieden wrote that sealing borders, restricting travel to and from countries with widespread cases of Ebola, and otherwise isolating communities infected with the deadly disease “increases people’s distrust of government, making them less likely to co-operate to help stop the spread of Ebola.” Frieden added: I have been asked whether we should stop travel to Liberia. The answer is no: to keep Americans and people in non-affected countries safe, we must continue to work to support efforts to stop the spread of...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Ebola In The U.S.A. - Are Americans Safe?

    10/04/2014 7:45:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/04/14
    Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Ebola In The U.S.A. - Are Americans Safe?
  • Running The Ebola Numbers Based On What We Have Been Told

    10/03/2014 6:55:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    10/03/14
    A projection for the Ebola outbreak way back when it first started in Africa... Aug, 2016 - Infected: 6,816,734,096 Dead: 4,090,040,457 and Now here are the numbers for the USA starting with the guy confirmed in Texas.. Apr, 2016 - Infected: 199,281,489 Dead: 139,497,042 ROI: 2.6
  • Among Asians, Filipinos trust USA the most - survey

    09/24/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has an ally in the Philippines, where an overwhelming majority sees it favorably at 92 percent—the highest among surveyed Asian countries.Bruce Stokes, stated in a presentation delivered last weekend and posted online, cited a survey by US-based think tank Pew Research Center and noted that only 6 percent of Filipinos were found to have an "unfavorable" view of the US within the survey period.The survey was conducted from March 17 to June 5 across 44 countries totaling 48,643 respondents through "nationally represented" telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults of 18 years and older.Across...
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections

    09/23/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT · by Raebie · 15 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | September 23, 2014 | WHO Ebola Response Team
    As of September 14, 2014, a total of 4507 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), as well as 2296 deaths from the virus, had been reported from five countries in West Africa — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. In terms of reported morbidity and mortality, the current epidemic of EVD is far larger than all previous epidemics combined. The true numbers of cases and deaths are certainly higher. There are numerous reports of symptomatic persons evading diagnosis and treatment, of laboratory diagnoses that have not been included in national databases, and of persons with suspected...
  • Ebola warning: CDC tells airlines to 'treat all body fluids as infectious'

    09/22/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increasing their warnings on Ebola, is advising airlines and jet staff to treat all body fluids as infectious, even on domestic flights.“Treat all body fluids as though they are infectious,” said the latest CDC update to airlines. The update notes that if Ebola is suspected, aircraft can be cleaned mid-flight. The update is apparently meant to stress the rights airlines have to block anyone who appears "ill" from boarding.The agency this week suggested that the Ebola crisis could strike 500,000 by the end of January. Others note that some 200,000 Africans from nations...
  • U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico

    09/16/2014 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2014 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks.
  • Liberian President Appeals to Obama for US Help to Beat Ebola

    09/14/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded. It...
  • Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

    09/13/2014 11:35:55 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | Avner Cohen, William Burr
    Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the middle east's first nukes...
  • US “terror expert”: Islamic State “not bound by the structures of traditional Islamic warfare”

    09/11/2014 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 11,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In yet another attempt to absolve Islam of any responsibility for the crimes of the Islamic State, the hard-Left publication Think Progress has published this piece centered on the wit and wisdom of Will McCants, the puerile and silly counter-terror “expert” who is involved with the State Department’s laughable Think Again Turn Away social media initiative to try to convince jihadis not to wage jihad.
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • Kerry: Scripture commands USA to protect Muslim countries against global warming

    09/03/2014 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Remember a few years back when some company was found to have put Biblical quotes on gunstocks it sold to the U.S. military — even just a few months ago the Islamic supremacist apologist Mubin Shaikh used that in a debate with me on Michael Medved’s radio show to claim that the misadventure in Iraq was a “Crusade.” Will Leftists and Islamic supremacists start charging that Kerry’s campaign against “global warming” is likewise a Crusade?
  • Inhofe: ISIS "Rapidly Developing A Method Of Blowing Up A Major US City"

    08/22/2014 5:55:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation.” “[ISIS], they're crazy out there, and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city” he said.
  • America's Selective Libertarianism

    08/15/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover story, Draper made exactly that case. His chief evidence: Young people are more libertarian today, and libertarian ideas are having a renaissance on the right. Also, self-described "libertarian-ish" Sen. Rand Paul's star is on the rise, thanks in part to national exhaustion with foreign interventions. Plus: recent victories for legalized weed and gay marriage. All...
  • Ebola and Immigration, a Deadly Combination

    08/07/2014 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 8 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    In the video that you can watch by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, a map of the United States showing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quarantine stations is compared with another map of the country showing the places to which the illegal immigrants have been shipped. They are almost completely identical. It's not conclusive evidence, of course, but it provides a good working hypothesis to research on. The Ebola virus epidemic reminds us that global travel and international communications are not always a good thing. Furthermore, since epidemics of this kind often originate in...
  • Africa: How Ebola Could Head Out of Africa – a Tale of Two Travellers

    08/01/2014 8:13:13 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    All Africa ^ | 8-1-2014 | Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University
    August 1, 2014 By Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University It is 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready for long journeys. Apart from that they have little in common. Ahmed is a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea. He is a successful doctor, drives a Mercedes and lives in an exclusive air-conditioned apartment block in the Kaloum district of Guinea's capital, Conakry. Milton has no steady job, no car and shares a crowded corrugated iron shed in East 3, the poorest part of Sierra Leone's...
  • The US is the new Switzerland

    07/30/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ron Insana
    <p>U.S. markets have been remarkably calm in the wake of escalating violence around the world, whether between Israel and Hamas, or Russian proxies and Ukraine, to name but two of the planet's hottest spots.</p> <p>And with every ill wind that blows, money appears to be blowing westward with ever greater frequency.</p>
  • 30,000 attend Jerusalem funeral of lone, US-born soldier [Israel]

    07/23/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    They arrived by the thousands for Max Steinberg’s funeral. In flip-flops and tank tops, dressed in youth movement uniforms and army unit T-shirts, with yarmulkes and hats, bareheaded and with sunglasses, they filed in to the cemetery at Mount Herzl, standing in uncharacteristic silence under the hot sun to pay their respects. “We’re here to give the family the feeling that we’re with them,” said Nirit Friedlander, a Jerusalemite who came with two friends. “They should feel that we’re holding them.” “He’s a lone soldier,” said Yisrael Schwartz, another local. “He’s part of us.”
  • The Brazil of North America

    07/18/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    To observe the decades-long paralysis of America's political elite in controlling her borders calls to mind the insight of James Burnham in 1964 -- "Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide." What the ex-Trotskyite turned Cold Warrior meant was that by faithfully following the tenets of liberalism, the West would embrace suicidal policies that would bring about the death of her civilization. The crisis on our Southern border, where the left, and not only the left, is wailing that we cannot turn away desperate people fleeing wicked regimes and remain true to our liberal values, is a case in...
  • Former Border Patrol Deputy Chief: "All of the Good That Was Done after 9/11 Up to Now"

    07/16/2014 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Ronald Colburn tells National Review Online that the Obama administration has undone all of the progress made at America’s southern border since 9/11.
  • "Flee or die": violence drives Central America’s child migrants to US border

    07/10/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | July 10,2014 | Jo Tuckman
    Two weeks ago, Karla arrived at the Texas border with her two very young children, her mother, and three siblings under the age of 15. It had taken the family a month to make the 1,500 mile journey from their home in northern Honduras, travelling by bus through Guatemala and Mexico. They had sold everything they owned to pay a network of people smugglers who bribed the way clear through checkpoints along the route.
  • The Most and Least Patriotic States in the U.S.A. (Guess Who is #1?)

    07/05/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by equalator · 73 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-3-2014 | Matt Deicke
    Can you guess which state in the union holds the American flag the highest? The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of: -National Historic Landmarks per Capita -Veterans per Capita -Money Spent to Fund Veterans -Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election -People Who Google For American Flags to buy -People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
  • Be proud, America: Ignore the doom and gloom, ours is a great country

    07/04/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Peek
    As a mother, it is almost impossible to imagine sending a child on a long and dangerous journey, alone, into the unknown. And yet that is what tens of thousands of parents in Mexico and Central America have done, hoping their children will find sanctuary in the United States. That tells you a great deal about the terrible violence and poverty in other countries. It also tells you a great deal about the United States.
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • Horowitz: Are We Strangers In Our Own Land?

    07/03/2014 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | David Horowitz
    As we near the 238th anniversary of U.S. independence, many Americans are wondering if we are indeed an independent nation with sovereign borders, given that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern border. Have we become strangers in our own land?
  • World Cup preview: USA vs. Germany [ESPN 12:00 EDT]

    06/26/2014 7:23:27 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 219 replies
    WP ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Caley
    Can two defensively suspect teams settle on a needed draw? If Team USA and Germany simply equal each other’s goal tallies, both sides will go through to the knockout rounds. In most cases, it would be expected that the two sides should line up in highly defensive formations and show little adventure, committing only the minimum number of men to any attack. If both sides play defensively, the draw will come regardless of any conspiracy.The problem is, neither side is built to play the sort of boring, unadventurous soccer such a fixture requires. American fans are well aware of the...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Germany ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/26/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 26, 2014 | ESPN
    Streaming online - Watch: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/1824045/size/condensed/>
  • Disparaging the president is uncalled for (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/23/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 93 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” the song goes. It is easy enough to spell, but for some vocal critics of President Barack Obama, it seems exceedingly hard to do. As the president moves toward the land of the lame ducks, his political enemies are calling for blood. That’s no shocker at this stage of a presidency. In this case, the cuts go deeper. For some, it is not enough to disagree. Some high-status public figures seem determined to demean, denigrate and ridicule the president of the United States. On June 12 the Speaker of the U.S. House stepped to a podium and insulted Obama...
  • New leaks show Germany's collusion with NSA

    06/22/2014 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    DW ^ | 6/21/2014 | DW
    This week German news magazine Der Spiegel published the largest single set of files leaked by whistleblower and former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The roughly 50 documents show the depth of the German intelligence agencies' collusion with the NSA. They suggest that the German Intelligence Agency (BND), the country's foreign spy agency, and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), the German domestic spy agency, worked more closely with the NSA than they have admitted - and more than many observers thought.
  • US Republic now gone—Fully replaced by Dictatorship

    06/19/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    Obama and his criminal syndicate are completely and tyrannically running the show in the USA. US and Constitutional laws are not being followed—and have not been since Obama took the Office of POTUS—by Obama and the members of his ruling cabal. Obama’s legal authority is to enforce the laws of the land. Obama has—and is—doing neither. Instead, he is writing and judging laws—replacing both Congress and SCOTUS.
  • Team USA wins its World Cup opener

    06/16/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    CBS ^ | 06/16/2014
    NATAL, Brazil - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana. "It was a grind, but it was a wonderful win at the end of the day," coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. U.S. fans were screaming for revenge Monday after the Black Stars eliminated the Americans from the last two Cups. They got it. At a price. Clint Dempsey scored a shocking goal a half-minute in, but the U.S. couldn't make it stand up. Andre Ayew tied the score in the 82nd minute after a brilliant back-heel pass from Asamoah Gyan, who...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Ghana ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/16/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 174 replies
    ATDHE ^ | June, 16 2014 | ATDHE
    Link to Ghana vs USA (English) stream: http://atdhe.sx/soccer/watch-ghana-vs-usa-english-671i0#
  • I Hereby Declare: Reasserting the Principles of United States Citizenship

    06/03/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 26 replies
    Self | 6/3/2014 | Self
    I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United...