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  • Hamas says US veto blocking Gaza ceasefire 'unethical and inhumane'

    12/09/2023 12:23:03 AM PST · by Long Jon No Silver · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/09/2023 | Reuters
    Hamas says US veto blocking Gaza ceasefire 'unethical and inhumane' Hamas strongly condemns the US veto that blocked a proposed United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, a senior Hamas official said late on Friday in an official statement, saying that the group considers Washington's move "unethical and inhumane." "The US obstruction of the issuance of a ceasefire resolution is a direct participation with the occupation in killing our people and committing more massacres and ethnic cleansing," Ezzat El-Reshiq, a member of the terrorist group's political bureau, said.
  • France's Emmanuel Macron buffeted from all sides in row over secularism

    12/08/2023 11:18:25 PM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 9 | BBC
    Emmanuel Macron has been accused of betraying the French Republic after he took part in a Jewish ceremony inside his official residence, the Elysée Palace. In a country where the separation of religion is itself a religion, the lighting of a Hanukkah candle inside the historic Salle des Fêtes on Thursday was immediately denounced by politicians of both right and left. The president had invited France's Chief Rabbi Haïm Korsia to light the first of eight candles on a Hanukkiah, or candelabra, marking the start of the Jewish festival of lights. The occasion was the award to President Macron of...
  • RNC moves to stop sponsoring primary debates at the national level [RNC FINALLY throws in the towel]

    12/08/2023 10:03:05 PM PST · by catnipman · 10 replies
    abc news ^ | 12/8/2023 | Oren Oppenheim
    The Republican National Committee on Friday afternoon said it would pause participation in further Republican presidential primary debates, effectively leaving decisions around future debates up to media organizations and the 2024 Republican presidential candidates themselves.
  • Black Alabama man, 24, tasered by female cop who told him 'your b**** a** ain't so tough now' breaks silence on 'traumatizing' arrest ordeal where he was also wrongly held on fentanyl charge

    12/08/2023 8:38:45 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2023 | Ishita Srivastava
    A black Alabama man who had been tasered by a white cop and arrested for trafficking fentanyl is now sharing his harrowing story. Officer Dana Elmore was seen on camera swearing and tasing Micah Washington, 24, with a stun gun while he was in handcuffs. He was charged with trafficking fentanyl, but the charge and its accompanying $500,000 bond were dropped after 'further testing' showed the substance in his possession was not the opioid drug. In an interview with ABC, Washington revealed what had happened during the incident and explained that he had never had a run-in or issue with...
  • Putin hails Russia-Iran ties in meeting with Raisi, as they discuss Israel-Hamas war

    12/08/2023 7:45:12 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | AFP and TOI
    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised his country’s relations with Iran at a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi, as the two discussed the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip. Since launching its assault on Ukraine in February 2022, Moscow has sought to deepen its economic and political ties with Tehran, both of which have been sanctioned by the West. “Our relations are developing very well. Please convey my best wishes to leader [Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei,” Putin told Raisi, referring to Iran’s head of state. “Thanks to his support, we have gained good momentum over the...
  • Florida Democrats send letter to DeSantis to end non-existent 'book bans'

    12/08/2023 7:39:56 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 7 replies ^ | 12/8/2023 | Amy Curtis
    Search... Florida Democrats Send Letter to DeSantis to End Non-Existent 'Book Bans' Amy Curt They're really grasping at straws in Florida. Having been relegated to a super minority, the Florida Democrats are begging Ron DeSantis to end the non-existent book bans in Florida schools. Florida Democrats pen letter calling for Gov. Ron DeSantis to end book bans — The Hill (@thehill) December 8, 2023 The Hill explains: A group of Florida Democrats urged state Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to end his administration’s current initiative of banning books in the state. In a letter sent Thursday, the group wrote to...
  • Georgia Prosecutors Warn of Prison Sentences for Trump, Top Allies

    12/08/2023 6:49:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Dec 2023 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis and her team of prosecutors want prison sentences for Donald Trump and his top allies, previously unreported emails reveal. The emails, first reported by the Guardian, reveal deepening hostilities between prosecutors and defendants in the monumental Georgia criminal case against Trump and his top allies. “We have a long road ahead,” Willis wrote in a previously unreported email last month to Trump’s attorneys. “Long after these folks are in jail, we will still be practicing law.” Willis and her team allege Trump and codefendants violated the racketeering statute as part of efforts to overturn...
  • US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

    12/08/2023 6:44:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/08/2023 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war goes into its third month. The vote in the 15-member council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States' isolated stand reflected a growing fracture between Washington and some of its closest allies over Israel's monthslong bombardment of Gaza. France and Japan were among those supporting the call...
  • Why the West’s sanctions on Moscow aren’t harming ordinary Russians

    12/08/2023 6:41:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Semafor via Yahoo ^ | December 8th, 2023 | Diego Mendoza
    Russian citizens say they are living relatively normal lives despite the imposition of worldwide sanctions following the country’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to a new poll.A Gallup survey found that 56% of Russian respondents believe their local economies are improving, while 46% agree that living standards are also improving — a record since the poll began in 2006.The upbeat sentiment comes as Western countries are losing the motivation to continue supporting Ukraine’s defense efforts, with many analysts now saying that Russia has the upper hand in the war.Most Russians feel that war efforts are benefiting them, according to a...
  • ‘There’s No Evidence’: Chris Christie Says Impeaching Joe Biden Now ‘Would Be UNFAIR”

    12/08/2023 6:40:22 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/2023 | Harold Hutchison
    Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey claimed Friday that voting on articles of impeachment would be “unfair” to President Joe Biden. “I think it would be unfair to vote Articles of Impeachment because there’s no evidence there..”
  • New York can’t stop churchgoers from bringing guns to worship: appeals court

    12/08/2023 6:37:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/23 | Michael Gryboski
    An appeals court panel has ruled against a New York law that prohibits the carrying of firearms into houses of worship, upholding a lower court decision that blocked the law from taking effect.On Friday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit released a 261-page opinion regarding four cases centered on multiple challenges to New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act.Regarding the Act’s provision banning concealed carry in places of worship, the panel ruled that “Plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged that the CCIA burdens their sincerely held religious practice.”“CCIA is not neutral because it allows the...
  • Second Circuit Upholds Injunction on Portions of New York Carry Law

    12/08/2023 6:26:30 PM PST · by CFW · 2 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 12/8/23 | Cam Edwards
    Gun owners didn’t get complete vindication from a three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, but the panel did uphold injunctions on several important parts of New York’s “Concealed Carry Improvement Act” in a decision released Friday morning. The state’s default ban on carrying on private property cannot be enforced, according to the court, along with its social media disclosure requirement for concealed carry applicants. The court also ruled that New York’s ban on lawful concealed carry in places of worship cannot be enforced against Pastor Michael Spencer and the members of the Tabernacle Family Church, though other...
  • Hunter Biden’s scalp will not spend one day in jail: As the new charges hit, I predict a theatrical skating performance, and no justice

    12/08/2023 6:21:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/23 | M.B. Matthews
    Because Trump may again be POTUS, Hunter Biden gets to skate on the nine tax charges, some felonies. He will see no punishment because the indictment against him is only meant to distract from the accusations that we have a two-tier justice system—one for Republicans and one for Democrats. Hunter will skate because he is the son of the man in the Oval Office, and because he is a Democrat… and for the most part Democrats don’t serve time. Joe will pardon him, but before that happens, stalling tactics will keep him out of prison for any significant length of...
  • CNN announces Republican debate at New Hampshire college, but school says no event exists. RNC announces it will pause participation in future 2024 GOP debates

    12/08/2023 6:14:49 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 12 replies
    fauxnews ^ | Dec 8, 2023 | Nikolas Lanum
    CNN announced it would host an upcoming debate for Republican candidates at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on January 21 with one glaring issue: the school did not appear to know about such an event. New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Chris Ager was similarly perplexed, telling the New York Times that the announcement left him scratching his head. He also claimed that CNN still has not contacted him. The RNC announced Friday it would pause its participation in future 2024 GOP primary debates, at least for now.
  • California Law Would Fine Retailers For Only Having ‘Girl’ And ‘Boy’ Toy Sections

    12/08/2023 6:09:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/23 | Tristan Justice
    California retailers that refuse to incorporate “gender-neutral” toy sections could face hundreds of dollars in fines from the state under a new law that takes effect Jan. 1. Any California department store that has 500 or more employees and sells childcare items will be required to feature a “gender-neutral” section “regardless of whether [the toys] have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys,” thanks to a new law signed by Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom. Lawmakers claimed the new requirements are based on the state’s civil rights statutes.“Any department store that fails to create a gender-neutral section could face...
  • Special Counsel David Weiss Charges Hunter Biden With Three Tax Felonies But Ignores Foreign Influence-Peddling To Protect Joe

    12/08/2023 6:06:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/23 | Tristan Justice
    Special Counsel David Weiss unveiled nine federal tax-related charges against Hunter Biden on Thursday more than four months after a plea deal was derailed by a federal judge. The Biden son will return to court facing three new felony charges and six misdemeanor counts relating to tax evasion and filing false returns, but he will escape penalties related to foreign influence-peddling that involves his father in the White House. Unsurprisingly, Weiss refuses to charge Hunter for foreign influence-peddling, registered foreign agent violations, or anything related to the Biden family’s Burisma shakedown when Joe Biden was Vice President.Weiss pretends to crack...
  • There’s Only One Explanation For Hunter Biden’s Simple Indictment Taking So Long: 2020 Election Interference

    12/08/2023 6:03:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/23 | Margot Cleveland
    The charges are so straightforward and stale, it is incomprehensible they were not brought against Hunter Biden in 2019 or early 2020.A federal grand jury in California returned a multi-count indictment against Hunter Biden late Thursday, charging the president’s son with multiple tax offenses. While the indictment detailed some sordid spending sprees by Hunter Biden, the crimes charged were so basic that to say Special Counsel David Weiss opted for the low-hanging fruit would be an understatement. Weiss instead limited the charges to the crimes that fell into his lap. The simplicity of the charges underscores the protect-Biden racket that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Hanukkah Celebration ~ 09 December 2023

    12/08/2023 6:00:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ FReeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents ~ Hanukkah Celebration ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time &...
  • German State To Refuse Citizenship to Anti-Israel Migrants

    12/08/2023 5:49:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies ^ | — December 8, 2023 | Chris Tomlinson
    A German state has called for the denial of citizenship to migrants who hold anti-Israel views as the country continues to contend with a surge of antisemitism since the October 7th massacres by the terrorist group Hamas, with the state urging other regional governments to follow their lead. The state of Saxony-Anhalt, located in Germany’s east, has stated that all migrants looking to become German citizens will be required to write that they do not support the dismantling or destruction of the state of Israel. According to a report from broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the new policy was announced by the...
  • Biden could send US migrants to ‘safe third countries’

    12/08/2023 5:29:02 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies ^ | Dec 8, 2023 | Andrew Buncombe in Seattl
    Joe Biden is said to be considering sending migrants trying to enter the United States to “safe third countries” as part of a compromise to help him secure funding for Ukraine’s military struggle against Russia. To appease Republicans who say that the situation at the US southern border has become unmanageable, discussions are reportedly under way to identify countries where migrants would be sent to live while their asylum claims were processed. Donald Trump agreed a similar deal with several countries in Central America, including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Critics of that policy pointed out that many migrants were...