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  • Memorial Day Tribute and Prayer thread for those who died in active service

    Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day honors all military members who have died in while serving in U.S. forces.
  • The Axis Strikes Back: Exposing the domestic Nazi-Soviet Pact now menacing the people of America

    05/26/2022 7:51:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | May 21, 2022 | Lloyd Billingsley
    When a new book came out, the great C. S. Lewis would first seek out an old one on the same subject. That’s good advice for embattled Americans. In fact, two old books address what is happening today with rare perception. Regent College Publishing has reissued The Green Stick and The Infernal Grove, the two volumes of Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge. Paul Johnson called it one of the great autobiographies of our time, which might be an understatement. Wisdom and wit leap off the pages, and there’s even a news hook: Russia has invaded Ukraine and that...
  • Nancy Pelosi Draws Up Articles Of Impeachment Against The Pope

    05/26/2022 2:13:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | May 25, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After being denied communion in her home city of San Francisco, House Speaker Pelosi has retaliated against the insult by introducing articles of impeachment against Pope Francis. "Denying me the Eucharist is a high crime. It's not even the Pope's job to deny communion to anyone," said Pelosi to gathered reporters in Washington. "Who does he think he is? He's gone mad with power! It is, therefore, my solemn Constitutional duty to draft articles of impeachment to be sent to the Senate so Pope Francis can be tried for his crimes." In the ensuing investigation, Congress found the Pope...
  • Reserving Judgment: Why Big Law Remains Mum on SCOTUS Leak

    05/23/2022 4:59:38 AM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 6 replies
    law.com ^ | May 23, 2020 | Zack Needles
    Big Law has thus far proven much better than the U.S. Supreme Court at keeping its opinions from leaking. As Law.com's Patrick Smith reports, large law firms have been noticeably mum since a draft SCOTUS opinion reversing Roe v. Wade was made public. The silence may be temporary, however. In interviews, leaders of several Am Law 100 firms, speaking anonymously due to the debate around the issue, told Smith that firm management feels constrained to talk about the decision publicly because it’s still a draft ruling and it’s not the law right now. But they expected some firms will take...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Not woke enough to be a vicar! Black political commentator Calvin Robertson who said Britain is NOT a racist country is BLOCKED from becoming a priest by white bishop as a result

    05/22/2022 5:15:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2022 | Mark Hookham
    A black trainee vicar was blocked from becoming a Church of England priest after a white bishop voiced concerns about his belief that Britain was not institutionally racist. In the latest storm to hit the Church, Calvin Robinson, a TV presenter and political commentator, accused senior figures last night of torpedoing his planned ordination because of his conservative and anti-woke views.
  • PSALM 2022

    05/20/2022 9:22:33 AM PDT · by consult · 1 replies
    email | 20 May 2022 | The Real Big Guy
    PSALM 2022 Biden is the shepherd I did not want. He leadeth me beside the still factories. He restoreth my faith in the Republican party. He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line, I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me. He has anointed my income with taxes, My expenses runneth over. Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life, And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.. I am glad I am American, I...
  • How Science Fueled the White Supremacist Mass Murderer in Buffalo, NY

    05/17/2022 6:41:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | May 16, 2022 | John G. West
    How Science Fueled the White Supremacist Mass Murderer in Buffalo, NYOver the weekend, a teenage male shooter perpetrated a horrific mass murder in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where 13 people were shot, and 10 died. All but two of the victims were black.Journalists and commentators have rushed to report that the shooter is a white supremacist who hates blacks, Jews, and immigrants and subscribes to the racist theory known as “The Great Replacement.” The description is true as far as it goes. But it is also woefully inadequate. It doesn’t tell us anything about the roots of the...
  • An Ancient Roman Cult’s Rituals Included Feasting, Fire, and Floor Cleaning (By Mithra!)

    05/13/2022 3:32:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 5-13-22 | NATHANIEL SCHARPING
    INSIDE THE CHAMBER IT IS dark, and the flickers of torchlight play across the features of the men gathered. The meal over, they sit relaxed on long stone benches that face each other in the narrow nave. Their god has left them for the time being, but embers of the fire that brought him to share the feast still glow red on the altar nearby. Soon, the devout will gather and burn the scraps, including chicken bones and suckling pig carcasses picked clean of meat. Then they will disperse the ashes across the floor and pace deliberately back and forth...
  • Facebook Censors Persecuted Christians

    05/11/2022 4:12:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 May, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Facebook is at it again -- censoring the (Christian) victims of violence and sexual abuse while covering up for their (Muslim) abusers. A few months ago, I wrote about how Facebook had variously “punished” and censored me for writing about the Muslim persecution of Christians. The only explanation the “social media giant” gave was that I had offended its “standards.” If there were still any ambiguity as to Facebook’s true motivation, consider the following story which was reported by ReMix earlier this year: A UK-based Catholic charity has accused Facebook of censoring its campaign to protect Christian women who have...
  • Catholic Bishops Set Day of Fasting, Prayer to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    05/10/2022 12:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | Mark A. Kellner
    America’s Roman Catholic bishops are asking the faithful to fast and pray on Friday to overturn the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. The bishops issued their call Tuesday after a week of roiling protests, disruptions of church services and vandalism over the leak of a draft opinion in the high court’s current case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That appeal from Mississippi could reverse Roe and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision that further codified abortion rules across the country. “In the midst of current tensions, we invite Catholics...
  • Tucker Carlson: Undermining Christianity Is The Central Project Of The Political Left

    05/10/2022 5:44:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9 May, 2022 | Tim Hains
    FNC's Tucker Carlson commented on the political fight over abortion Monday evening. "This isn't just about intimidating Supreme Court Justices, 5 of them, into changing their views on Roe v Wade. It's about attacking Christianity, because Christianity stands in their way." "Modern liberals hate Christianity not because it is repressive, but because they are. Any religion that puts God before Government is by definition a threat to their power," he said. "Christianity specifically rejects their most cherished dogma -- which is a racial hierarchy. The Christian message is the opposite of the equity agenda." "If all people are morally equal,...
  • Yale Will Return a Temple Sculpture to Nepal in Latest Museum Repatriation

    05/10/2022 12:53:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ARTnews ^ | May 6, 2022 | Alex Greenberger
    The Yale University Art Gallery has finalized plans to return a sculpture of a Buddhist goddess to Nepal, the university said Friday. The return is the latest in a series of museum repatriations of Nepali artifacts. Yale acquired the artifact in 2015, though the donor has never been disclosed. The decision to bring the work back home to Nepal was a “collaborative one” done in tandem with the country’s government last year, the museum’s director, Stephanie Wiles, said. Bishnu Prasad Gautam, acting consul general for Nepal, said in a statement that the return “will help Nepal preserve its history and...
  • 'I'm killing the babies!' Swimsuit-wearing pro-choice protester called Crackhead Barney screams and dangles doll as she and others target NYC Catholic churches after leaked document suggested Supreme Court will end Roe v Wade

    05/08/2022 4:31:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 8, 2022 | Natasha Anderson
    An outraged pro-choice protester sporting a one-piece bathing suit screamed 'I'm killing the babies' as she led a march of demonstrators targeting Catholic churches in New York City. 'God killed his son, why can’t I?' the protester, NYC-based performance artist Crackhead Barney, repeatedly screamed as she dangled a baby doll during a Saturday morning demonstration outside the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. A smaller group of pro-life activists assembled on the steps of the iconic Manhattan church, facing the abortion advocates, and prayed the rosary. They also sang the hymn Ave Maria. The demonstrations came amid a call for...
  • Plug-and-Play Human Organ-on-a-Chip Can Be Customized to the Patient

    05/06/2022 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | MAY 06, 2022 | By COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
    New Multi-Organ Chip The new multi-organ chip has the size of a glass microscope slide and allows the culture of up to four human engineered tissues, whose location and number can be tailored to the question being asked. These tissues are connected by vascular flow, but the presence of a selectively permeable endothelial barrier maintains their tissue-specific niche. Credit: Kacey Ronaldson-Bouchard/Columbia Engineering Major advance from Columbia Engineering team demonstrates the first multi-organ chip made of engineered human tissues linked by vascular flow for improved modeling of systemic diseases like cancer. Engineered tissues have become an essential component for modeling diseases...
  • 'I lost my mind and beat the s*** out of her': Chilling confession of Chicago father, 42, who murdered his teenage daughter with a metal pole and rubber mallet after arguing over whether she could go to prom

    05/05/2022 5:54:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2022 | Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter For Dailymail.Com
    A 42-year-old Chicago man charged with murdering his daughter confessed in a letter to his son afterwards: 'I lost my mind, went out of control and beat the sh**t out of her.' Mohammed Almaru has been charged with first degree murder for the death of his daughter Mia Maro, 17. She was found dead inside the family home on Sunday by an aunt. Her father had beaten her to death with a metal pole and rubber mallet after going through her phone and discovering she was 'lying' about things to him, according to charging documents. In the days before her...
  • How is your LOCAL media covering SCOTUS abortion story?

    05/03/2022 3:47:54 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies
    FREEPers Everywhere! | 05/03/2022 | rd
    Would like to make this "chat" thread one where FREEPers post their observations on how your LOCAL tv stations and news radio and news papers are covering the SCOTUS story. Where are you, and what are they doing? Is it fair and balanced?
  • HBO to produce comedy series about Hasidic rapper Nissim Black

    04/29/2022 4:27:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/22 | Caleb Guedes-Reed
    HBO Max is currently producing a new comedy series based on the life of former gang member-turned-Hasidic-rapper Nissim Black.Black, who lives in Israel, announced the upcoming show on Twitter on Monday, writing that he hopes “this series brings Joy, and dispells [sic] a lot of the misinformation going on out there.” He will co-produce the show with comedian and veteran TV writer Moshe Kasher, who frequently references his Jewish identity in his work. It’s unclear if Black will star as himself in the show, according to a Deadline report. “Motherland Bounce,” the name of the series and the name...
  • The 'Gandalf of Pizza' Speaks to the Spiritual Side of Comfort Food

    04/26/2022 6:44:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KNKX ^ | April 25, 2022 | Neda Ulaby
    Peter Reinhart is standing in an uptown food hall in Charlotte, N.C., beaming. The master baker and spiritual force in the world of cheese pies is in his element. He's about to munch on one of his favorite local slices – a piece of "grandma-style" pie from Geno D's Pizza. "The best pizza that's ever been made in the history of the world is happening right now," Reinhart says, with clear satisfaction. He takes a minute to appreciate the snap of the crust and its interior creaminess before continuing. "Part of a quest for a fulfilling life is experiencing the...
  • Transhumanist Theorist Calls the AI-Unenhanced ‘Useless People’

    04/26/2022 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2022 | Wesley Smith
    Transhumanism, boiled down to its bones, is pure eugenics. It calls itself “H+,” for more or better than human. Which, of course, is what eugenics is all about.Alarmingly, transhumanist values are being embraced at the highest strata of society, including in Big Tech, in universities, and among the Davos crowd of globalist would-be technocrats. That being so, it is worth listening in to what they are saying under the theory that forewarned is forearmed.Israeli philosophy professor Yuval Harari is one of the movement’s chief. He believes that AI/human hybrids are inevitably going to take over — and that those of...
  • Prophet Muhammad's Cloak Draws Muslim Faithful to Istanbul Mosque

    04/25/2022 12:18:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | APR 22, 2022
    People flocked to Hırka-ı Şerif Mosque in Istanbul’s Fatih district on Friday as an heirloom of the Prophet Muhammad was put back on display after two years. The cloak worn by the prophet has been carefully preserved for nearly 1,400 years, attracting a large crowd to the mosque where it is kept by descendants of Uwais al-Qarni, a Muslim believer to whom the prophet gifted the garment. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and Fatih Mayor Ergün Turan were among the dignitaries attending the “reopening” ceremony for the cloak. The crowd listened to a recitation of verses from the Quran and soon...