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  • US reaffirms commitment to protecting Kurdish allies (US SOS Mike Pompeo)

    01/21/2019 4:39:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 3 hours ago | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and reiterated Washington’s insistence on protecting its allies in Syria, as it withdraws forces from that country.In a phone conversation with Cavusoglu, Pompeo emphasized “the importance that the United States places on the protection of forces that worked with the United States and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS,” according to a summary of their discussion issued by State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino.The principle US ally in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria has been the Syrian...
  • The Democrat Party Has Forgotten Their Roots (by AFGE 2463 President)

    01/21/2019 4:37:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 2 replies
    FedSmith ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    I am President of AFGE Local 2463 representing all the Smithsonian Museums, Research Centers, National Zoo as well as the Kennedy Center. My membership is faced with a government shutdown while the political games continue between the Republicans and the Democrats.The Democratic Party has forgotten its roots and which groups actually built the Democratic Party. They have taken for granted the union members, the working poor and the African American Community who have marched to the polls and pulled the lever for the Democrats.Construction sites used to be filled with high paying Union members building housing for Americans. Now you...
  • When doctors ignore a living will and prolong suffering

    01/21/2019 4:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The wife of a retired periodontist suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dr. Gerald Greenberg, has filed a lawsuit against a New York hospital claiming that doctors violated his last wishes. As the New York Post reports, Mrs. Elaine Greenberg’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in his fifties and by the age of 63 was completely disconnected from the real world. But shortly after finding out about his condition and while still in a sound state of mind he had drawn up a living will which effectively established a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. When Dr. Greenberg fell seriously ill and...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • Ax-wielding man calls 911 on himself after destroying his own property

    01/21/2019 4:19:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies
    WKOW TV 27 ^ | January 21, 2019 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI (WKOW) — Madison police arrested a man after he called 911 on himself for using an ax to destroy his own property. The incident occurred Sunday night at a home on Madison’s west side, according to a blog post by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval. The 34-year-old man thought his wife had damaged his action figures, said Koval. After his wife had left the house, he used a log-splitting ax to destroy his TV, the TV stand, a laptop and a few other items in the house, the post said. Then the man took his ax outside to...
  • WATCH: Dems Say Open Borders Is A “Fake Crisis”, But Border Patrol COMPLETELY Debunks Them

    01/21/2019 4:06:28 PM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | January 21, 2019 | Chris Donaldson
    With no end in sight to either the government shutdown or the national security crisis at the southern border, Democrats continue to put their own political agendas over what’s best for America by refusing to negotiate with President Trump.By the time that Trump took to the podium on Saturday afternoon to propose a deal that would put federal workers back on the job and get the paychecks restarted for those affected and their families, power-drunk Nancy Pelosi had already turned down the opportunity to negotiate an end to the impasse.Scroll down to Video.Our border is not a political football Nancy....Americans...
  • Watch Out For Far Left Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

    01/21/2019 3:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Everyone knows that Democratic Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren of Massachusetts falsely claimed to be Native American. But what do we know about her record? She announced a couple of weeks ago that she has formed an exploratory committee for president, and is considered one of the leading contenders for the Democratic ticket. Don’t buy into her pseudo-populist rhetoric. She is no moderate Democrat. The Boston Globe correctly observed about her early campaigning in New Hampshire, “Elizabeth Warren’s N.H. swing is about poaching Bernie Sanders’ base.” The Guardian notes that “commentators often talk of a ‘Sanders-Warren wing’ of the Democratic party.” And New York Magazine points out that it...
  • Barr’s first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders’ conduct

    01/21/2019 3:50:05 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/2019 | Kevin Brock
    During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s interview of attorney general nominee William Barr last Tuesday, committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked: “Are there rules on how you can do counterintelligence investigations in the FBI?” Barr replied, “I believe there are.” Indeed there are, Mr. Barr. There are very specific rules governing the FBI’s ability to initiate and conduct counterintelligence investigations. These rules bear the title of the role you soon may take on for the second time. They are referred to as the “Attorney General Guidelines,” or AGG. Please read and understand them. This may seem like a basic request...
  • Black-Nationalist Bigotry

    01/21/2019 3:49:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Molly Powell
    One aspect of the Covington controversy has received very little coverage, let alone condemnation: the outright racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism of the (very small) black-nationalist group confronting the teenagers. If you watch the nearly two-hour YouTube video, filmed by a man who seems to be a member of the Black Israelites, you will see the black men, all adult, hurling insult after insult at the students, for well over an hour. It seems accidental that the students and the black nationalists are at the same spot on the mall — the former waiting for their buses back to Kentucky and...
  • Jorge Bergoglio’s “Other Gustavo”: Why Bergoglio Elevated, Placed and Now Protects Zanchetta

    01/21/2019 3:41:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    Today she has broken the completely not-shocking news that Antipope Bergoglio knew of the formally lodged complaints of sodmitical predation (complete with naked selfies!) of one of his very favorite Argentinian prelates, Gustavo Zanchetta, for YEARS.  Of course he did.  Antipope Bergoglio elevated Zanchetta to the episcopacy almost immediately upon usurping the Petrine See in ARSH 2013.  And where did Antipope Bergoglio send his beloved Gustavo Zanchetta upon naming him a bishop?  To Oran, a backwater diocese Northwest of Buenos Aires on the Bolivian border, nestled at the base of the Andes. So?  Antipope Bergoglio sent one of his pet...
  • Apocalyptic Language of Scripture

    01/21/2019 3:32:46 PM PST · by grumpa · 4 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | January 21, 2019 | Charles S. Meek
    There are, of course, many different views among Christians about eschatology. Jesus’ Parousia (“Second Coming”) of Matthew 24:29-34 is a primary text, but highly controversial. The futurist view places this event at the end of history. On the other hand, the preterist view is that Jesus’ Parousia described in Matthew 24 is about Christ’s coming “in judgment” against Old Covenant Israel in AD 70. The context is the prophecy of the destruction of the temple (verse 2) which was fulfilled in AD 70. The parallel passage of Luke 21 confirms that this is about the fall of Jerusalem at that...
  • Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

    01/21/2019 3:30:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Schwartz
    Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday. The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases. The authors found that ice loss in 2012 was nearly four times the rate in...
  • Petition urges NFL to fire officiating crew after blown call in NFC Championship game

    01/21/2019 3:24:53 PM PST · by topher · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 21-Jan-2019 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The NFL is being urged to fire the crew who officiated the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call in the fourth quarter of the matchup. A petition launched after the Rams defeated the Saints in overtime, 26-23, has asked the league to fire official Bill Vinovich and the rest of the officials who were in charge Sunday afternoon. The officials came under fire after missing a clear pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter.
  • Liberals Are Bigots, But It's Okay Because That Kid Had a MAGA Hat

    01/21/2019 3:20:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Jim Treacher
    Here's a rule of thumb I came up with a few years back, and maybe you've noticed it too: By the time I learn enough about a huge news story to realize I don't care, it turns out to be bull$#!+ anyway. The press latches onto something, focuses on it like a laser, and then it turns out to be nothing. This keeps happening, again and again. And over the weekend, it happened twice in as many days. First, BuzzFeed gave us the impeachment-justifying scoop of the century that, er... wasn't. The bombshell was a bust. Then, for some reason,...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • Sorry, Trump's Wall Speech Was Brilliant

    01/21/2019 3:08:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Larry Provost
    My kid is an immigrant and came to America legally. I look with awe and wonder at him, remembering how his only wish was to come to America and have a family. It peeves me that illegal aliens are allowed to not only jump in line ahead of him like the schoolyard bully, but even reap benefits that he could not get (while he was waiting for his citizenship my son could not legally attend school for credit though illegals usually can). Angel Families surely feel what I feel, though much more magnified. Their pain is our pain and we...
  • The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross (TDS Alert)

    01/21/2019 3:07:52 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 | Nicholas Frankovich
    It appears that most of the teenagers in this video are from a Catholic high school near Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. They mock a serious, frail-looking older man and gloat in their momentary role as Roman soldiers to his Christ. “Bullying” is a worn-out word and doesn’t convey the full extent of the evil on display here. For some of us, the gospel stories of Jesus’s passion and death are so familiar we no longer hear them. The evangelists are terse in their descriptions of the humiliations heaped on Jesus in the final hours before his...
  • Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

    01/21/2019 3:07:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Jordain Carney
    New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Graham’s plans, started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.” “This is going to be...
  • About 40% of H-1B Jobs Give Employers a Tidy $40,000/Year Discount

    01/21/2019 2:54:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 53 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 18 January 2019 | David North
    A recently released report on the H-1B program (for skilled nonimmigrant workers) indicates that in at least 40 percent of the jobs the employer gets a full-time (alien) worker for a $40,000 a year discount from actual prevailing wages.
  • Anti-Christian bigot Kamala Harris wants to be president in 2020, but not for ALL Americans

    01/21/2019 2:52:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/21/19 | J. D. Heyes
    Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris of California is already bored with representing just her own state. Only in office since 2017, over the weekend she declared that she’s running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the latest to join a crowded field of donkey party candidates who are all hoping to unseat POTUS Donald Trump. Talk about ambition. As of yet, she’s not done much to distinguish herself from the other Leftist lunatics; like them, she’s proven herself to be the same kind of an anti-Christian bigot who, no doubt, wants to be president but only for part of America.