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  • 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 · 167 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...
  • Judge orders end to baby’s treatment against parents’ wishes

    04/14/2017 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 13, 2017 | Father Mark Hodges
    LONDON, England, April 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A UK judge has ruled it is in a child's best interest to “die with dignity” rather than to allow his parents to seek additional medical treatment. Connie Yates and Chris Gard want to take eight-month-old son Charlie to the United States for treatment of a rare disease. A GoFundMe account has given them enough money to do so. But Charlie needs to remain on life support to make the trip and Justice Francis determined it is in the "best interests of the child" to withdraw his feeding tube and breathing machine. Charlie...
  • Where Will You Go When North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities?

    04/14/2017 4:40:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 74 replies
    eotad ^ | 4/14/2017 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans have no idea that biological weapons could potentially bring our nation to a complete and utter standstill within a matter of days. In recent articles I have been trying to get people to understand why it would be so exceedingly dangerous for the United States to attack North Korea. If the North Koreans used weapons of mass destruction, we could easily be facing a situation in which millions of North Korean and Japanese citizens end up dead. But since it would happen on the other side of the planet, such a scenario doesn’t seem to emotionally move a...
  • McCaul Releases April Terror Threat Snapshot

    04/07/2017 4:47:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released April’s Terror Threat Snapshot, a monthly assessment of the Committee’s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists. Chairman Michael McCaul: “One year after the heinous attack in Brussels, ISIS continues to leverage the power of lone-wolfs targeting the West—most recently at the heart of the British government. We must remain clear-eyed about the threats we face. Islamist terror has been franchised to followers not only in strongholds like Iraq and Syria, but in all...
  • Homegrown Islamic Extremism on the Rise in United States

    04/07/2017 4:22:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/07/2017 | Natalie Johnson
    House report tracks 204 homegrown jihadist cases in America since 9/11. The threat of homegrown Islamist extremism in the United States is on the rise, according to a new House Homeland Security Committee report. Nearly 20 percent of the 204 homegrown jihadist incidents in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have occurred over the past year, the committee found in its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, citing data from the Majority Staff of the Homeland Security Committee. Two Americans with suspected ties to the Islamic State were indicted last month on terrorism charges. Texas resident Said Azzam...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Why the Purchase of Alaska Was Far From “Folly”

    03/30/2017 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    History.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Jesse Greenspan
    Though mocked by some at the time, the March 30, 1867, purchase of Alaska from Russia for just $7.2 million is now regarded as a masterful deal, thanks to its architect, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward. The treaty enlarged the United States by 586,000 square miles, an area more than twice the size of Texas, all for the bargain price of around two cents an acre. Yet because some politicians and journalists considered Alaska a barren wasteland— and inherently opposed anything supported by President Andrew Johnson—it became popularly known as “Seward’s Folly” ....
  • EU could BREAK UP the US: Juncker in jaw-dropping threat to Trump over support for Brexit

    03/30/2017 8:10:35 AM PDT · by rxsid · 76 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | 03/30/2017 | Nick Gutteridge
    EU could BREAK UP the US: Juncker in jaw-dropping threat to Trump over support for Brexit By Nick Gutteridge, Brussels Correspondent PUBLISHED: 12:14, Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:47, Thu, Mar 30, 2017In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU. The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open...