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  • How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

    02/19/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2017 12:17 | Hunter Stuart
    … Before I moved to Jerusalem, I was very pro-Palestinian. Almost everyone I knew was. I grew up Protestant in a quaint, politically correct New England town; almost everyone around me was liberal. And being liberal in America comes with a pantheon of beliefs: You support pluralism, tolerance and diversity. You support gay rights, access to abortion and gun control. The belief that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians is an inextricable part of this pantheon. Most progressives in the US view Israel as an aggressor, oppressing the poor noble Arabs who are being so brutally denied their freedom. […]...
  • Melania Trump Stuns Rally Crowd In Tight Alexander McQueen Red Dress, Takes On The Haters

    02/19/2017 10:43:50 AM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 gmt | staff report
    Melania Trump made another marvelous fashion statement at her husband President Donald Trump‘s Saturday rally in Melbourne, FLA. And she also gently referred to her haters as she introduced him at the packed event. The former model, 46, thrilled the crowd of reportedly more than 7,000 people as she stepped off Air Force One in a bright coral red, form-fitting dress that showed off her curvy figure and hit just below her knees. Melania wore small stud earrings with the cap-sleeved dress. As Radar has previously reported, Melania has become a fashion icon since becoming First Lady, evoking comparisons to...
  • Sweden has no idea what Trump meant when he said, ‘You look at what’s happening … in Sweden’

    02/19/2017 10:33:24 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 17 replies
    The Washington Compose ^ | 2/19/2017 | Rick Noack
    If you believe the media in Sweden, Friday night was relatively uneventful. Among the most noteworthy headlines in the country were reports that a popular Swedish singer had technical problems during a music competition.
  • Glenn Kessler's Shameless Lie [Washington comPost "fact checker" & his dubious methods]

    02/19/2017 10:29:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/3/12 | Clive Crook
    ....I've got just one thing to say about Glenn Kessler. Fire his ass. Of course I could criticize Kessler without calling him the filthy liar that he is. You know, exercise a little "restraint". On the one hand, on the other hand, all that crap.... ....All you need to know is this. Kessler's just another pundit. By calling himself The Fact-Checker he claims the superior authority derived from the special property of a fact--that it's capable of being simply true or false. To do this is a Very Great Lie.
  • Why can't a woman be more like a trans?

    02/19/2017 10:28:05 AM PST · by independentmind · 8 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Daphne Patai
    The dislocation of reality continues apace, helped by academics who think renaming things can induce the physical world to alter its course. On the Women’s Studies List, which has existed for more than 25 years and has over 5,000 subscribers, yet another acrimonious discussion recently unfolded about who is excluding whom. Turns out some trans feminists don’t understand why some women don’t embrace their new label of “cisgender.” As one post helpfully explained: why should anyone object? “Cisgender” merely means “non-transgender.” Those objecting are seen as determined to conform to the dominant society. Evidently, margins and centers still exist, but...
  • Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump's ultimatum to increase defence spending

    European leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said her country would not accelerate existing, long-term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that countries increase spending by the end of the year. The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, also said countries must not cave in to US demands. James Mattis, US defence secretary, earlier this week warned Nato that a new “political reality” after the election...
  • Putin Not So Bad, NATO Lame, Greatest Threats To Europe Are Terrorism And Migration

    02/19/2017 10:18:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 18, 2017
    The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö made it clear to CNBC last week that while Russia's actions involving Crimea must come to a peaceful resolution, the most important issues facing Europe right now are terrorism and migration. Despite Finland pledging $55 Million Euros to NATO, Niinistö also made it clear that European nations need to ultimately be responsible for their own security.
  • Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally

    02/19/2017 10:08:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 54 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2017
    Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however. “Melania starts the dictatorship rally with the Lord’s Prayer? NOT EVERY AMERICAN...
  • I applaud @POTUS for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor

    02/19/2017 10:08:27 AM PST · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    Ted Cruz Facebook & Twitter ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ted Cruz
    I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice. His record of service, inclusion, and accomplishment spans decades. Alex has served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, as a Board Member on the National Labor Relations Board, as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and most recently as a pioneering law-school dean. His nomination to the Labor...
  • Stunning Fox News/ Trump Surrogate Debuts in Prime Time (Miss Ohio Madison Geisotto)

    02/19/2017 10:04:42 AM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Madison Gesiotto Connected to: Ohio State University NBC Columnist From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born Madison Mari Gesiotto March 20, 1992 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Alma mater Ohio State University Occupation Commentator, Columnist, Miss Ohio USA Years active 2013-Present Madison Gesiotto (born Madison Mari Gesiotto on March 20, 1992) is an American conservative commentator, [1] columnist, figure skater,[2] model,[3] and beauty queen who won Miss Ohio USA 2014.[4] She represented the state of Ohio on NBC and Univision at Miss USA 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8, 2014.[5] She is currently the author of a weekly column at The Washington...
  • MMA fighter learns the hard way that you should never dance in the middle of a fight

    02/19/2017 10:01:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Nick Pants
    Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight? In Saturday’s British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect.
  • Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida {hurl alert}

    02/19/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 9 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2/19/2017 | Glenn Kessler
    President Trump’s speech at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., was filled with a number of dubious claims. Here’s a quick round-up of his rhetoric — and the facts. We will examine these statements in the order in which he made them
  • Top 10 Holdover Obama Bureaucrats President Trump Can Fire or Remove Today

    02/19/2017 9:53:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Here is a list of the top ten holdover Obama loyalist bureaucrats President Trump can either fire immediately or remove from their current positions (civil service). 1) John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service 2) Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director 3) John Lansing, CEO of Broadcasting Board of Governors 4) Amanda Bennett, Voice of America Director 5) Kenneth Tota, Acting Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services (civil service) 6)Anastasia Brown, Acting Deputy Director for Refugee Programs, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services (civil service) . ....
  • Lindsey Graham tells Trump that he (Lindsey) will kick Russia in the ass in Congress in 2017

    02/19/2017 9:52:37 AM PST · by intrepid97 · 47 replies
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham promised that Congress will press ahead with a bill to sanction Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election, and investigate the methods it used, to make sure other countries don’t fall victim to similar hacking attacks.
  • Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

    02/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | 2/15/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The director of a scandal-plagued Social Security Administration hearing office used official leave and sick leave to gamble at an area casino, while a group supervisor got paid a full day’s wage to watch a Green Bay Packers football game. TIME FRAUD: A federal investigation into a Madison Social Security Administration office found the hearing office director used sick leave to gamble at an area casino and another supervisor watched a Green Bay Packers game on the clock, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson. These are just some of the many details about troubling conduct...
  • Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

    02/19/2017 9:41:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | February 18, 2017 | MITCHELL FERMAN
    MISSION — Hours before the president talked about “bad people with bad ideas” entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States senator strapped on a vest, walked through the thick Rio Grande Valley brush as Friday night turned to Saturday and found what he, President Donald Trump and many discuss in Washington D.C. The senator linked the findings to organized violent crime. “There were more than one that were large, young men with a significant percentage of tattoos that might suggest gang affiliation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday afternoon, recounting an overnight ride along with...
  • DNC Chair Race: Progressives’ Aggressive Tactics to Elect Keith Ellison Backfire

    02/19/2017 9:41:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Adelle Nazarian
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic party leaders are reportedly concerned with the extreme and aggressive approach radical progressives have exhibited in lobbying for hard left Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) in his race to become the Democratic National Committee’s next chairman. “I am not interested in anarchy,” Marcel L. Groen, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democrats, told the Washington Times. “It was over the top and I contacted Keith, and Keith tried to stop it, to his credit. I want their enthusiasm and energy, but I do want it harnessed,”he said, adding, “Let’s say you were completely uncommitted. You don’t want 300 people...
  • What exactly was that mysterious incident in Sweden? (Trying to make Trump look stupid)

    02/19/2017 9:40:38 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/19/17 | Twitter
    At a rally in Florida, President Trump told the crowd that there was a recent "incident" in Sweden. There wasn't. Now it's left people guessing what he could have been referring to?
  • Melania Trump: No Matter What the Opposition Is Saying, I Will Act in the Best Interest of All of

    02/19/2017 9:37:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | breitbarttv.com
    Full Title....................Melania Trump: No Matter What the Opposition Is Saying, I Will Act in the Best Interest of All of You..............After saying the Lord’s Prayer, Trump said, “The America we envision is one that works for all Americans, and where all Americans can work and succeed, a nation committed to a greater civility and unity between people from all sides of the political divide. I will always stay true to myself, and be truthful to you, no matter what the opposition is saying about me. I will act in the best interest of all of you. I’m committed to creating...
  • Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants'?

    02/19/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 17, 2017 | Art Moore
    Establishment media widely reported Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest against President Trump’s enforcement of immigration laws, but how much of an impact did the boycott actually have? “It was a big deal for the reporters, who are paid to cover this sort of thing,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “I don’t think the rest of the American public really noticed all that much,” he told WND.
  • Paul rips McCain: Take his press comments 'with a grain of salt'

    02/19/2017 9:29:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/19/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday warned against taking seriously comments his Senate colleague John McCain of Arizona made on Saturday, in which the Arizona lawmaker compared President Trump's actions toward the press to "how dictators get started." "The thing is, I don't agree with his analysis and applying that to the president," Paul told Jon Karl, guest host of ABC's "This Week." "Everything that [McCain] says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he's got running with President Trump and it should be taken with a grain of salt, because John McCain's the guy that's advocated...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/18/17)[Prayer]

    02/19/2017 9:27:11 AM PST · by left that other site · 3 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/18/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms (Psalm 115) Psalm 115 1 Not to us, Lord, not to us     but to your name be the glory,     because of your love and faithfulness. 2 Why do the nations say,     “Where is their God?” 3 Our God is in heaven;     he does whatever pleases him. 4 But their idols are silver and gold,     made by human hands. 5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,     eyes, but cannot see. 6 They have ears, but cannot hear,     noses, but cannot smell. 7 They have hands, but cannot feel,     feet, but cannot walk,     nor can they utter a...
  • Limbaugh: 'The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him'

    02/19/2017 9:19:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/17 | Caitlin Yilik
    The media will fail to destroy President Trump because he is not a typical Republican, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Sunday. "The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him," Limbaugh told "Fox News Sunday." Limbaugh claimed the media have a "blueprint for destroying" Republicans they disagree with, but they won't take Trump down. "He doesn't fit that mold. They're trying to every day. It's kind of comical to watch," he said referring to the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS and NBC, among others. In a tweet Friday, Trump referred to major news outlets...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $14.8k to go!! Let's get 'er done!! MAGA!! [FReepathon L]

    02/19/2017 9:17:59 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Let's get 'er done!! MAGA!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent...
  • Christian university in Texas opens prayer room for Muslim students

    02/19/2017 9:17:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/16/17 | Jeremy Beaman
    A Christian university in Texas has created a prayer room for its Muslim students.The Methodist-affiliated McMurry University dedicated the space in one of the school’s residential dorms for its Muslim students’ daily prayers.Before its creation, Muslim students met for prayer in a nearby hotel, a student who helped establish the new prayer room told The College Fix in an interview.That student, Joe Yousef, is president of McMurry’s Saudi Student Club. Of the roughly 1,000 students attending McMurry, about 60 are Muslim and many come from Saudi Arabia, Yousef said.Yousef said now that Muslim students have a prayer room on campus, it will...
  • Ashton Kutcher and Sex Trafficking: The Next Step

    02/19/2017 9:16:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    As his recent and moving testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals, Ashton Kutcher seems to be doing some great work combating the horrendous evil of worldwide sex trafficking. His testimony was hailed by conservative and liberal media alike. I wish him much success, and I hope he continues his efforts for many years to come. However, I challenge Mr. Kutcher to go farther when it comes to battling evil in the sexual realm. As he began his speech, Kutcher passionately declared that he was there to "defend the right to pursue happiness." He was referencing the U.S....
  • Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge

    02/19/2017 9:15:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/19/17 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media. He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election. Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy. He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad...
  • POLL: Trump Administration More Trusted Than Media

    02/19/2017 9:14:27 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-19-2017 | Ben Kewl
    The current White House administration under Donald Trump is more trusted to “tell the public the truth” than the media, according to a poll conducted by FOX News. Responding to the question “Who do you trust more to tell the public the truth — the Trump administration or the reporters who cover the administration?”, 45 percent of respondents said that they have greater trust in the Trump administration, while 42 percent stated that they have more confidence in reporters. The poll, which interviewed 1013 registered voters at random, was conducted via live telephone interviews, with a margin of error of...
  • Where was McCain when Obama attacked the free press?

    02/19/2017 9:12:36 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Senator John McCain poured it on for the press at a Munich defense conference Saturday, warning in a veiled attack on President Trump that attacks on the press are a leading danger for democracy. “That's how dictators are made!”
  • ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003

    02/19/2017 9:10:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    KSL ^ | 2/19/17
    A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta. An ICE spokesman says Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo was taken into custody Friday as part of an enforcement operation targeting criminal illegal immigrants. Authorities say Soberanis-Rumaldo is a Mexican national who was in the U.S. illegally.
  • Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick

    02/19/2017 9:10:39 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    NY1 ^ | 19 feb 2017 | Staff
    Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick By NY1 News Updated Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM EST Police responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Brooklyn deli early Sunday morning shot and killed the suspect after he pointed a pellet gun at them. NYPD officials say a 911 call came in shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday reporting an armed robbery at the Garden Deli at the corner of Starr Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Officers arriving on the scene encountered the suspect walking away from the deli, and directed him to stop. Instead...
  • Merkel Deports More Refugees While Blasting Trump’s Refugee Ban

    02/19/2017 9:08:45 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liz Peek.com ^ | 15 February 2017 | Liz Peek
    Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More Donald Trump is not the only head of state trying to protect against the possibility that refugees may also be terrorists. He’s just the most open about it. In an outburst of brazen hypocrisy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blasted President Trump’s temporary travel ban, saying it is “not justified to put people from a specific background or faith under general suspicion” to combat terrorism. Meanwhile, Merkel is doing back flips to rid her country of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from mostly Muslim countries who have flocked in through her...
  • The Vatican's Relations with Islam

    02/19/2017 9:07:55 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 2/19/2017 | Lawrence A Franklin
    They are driving us out of the Middle East," declared Pope Francis on returning from Turkey. ◾"[I]t would be beautiful if all Islamic leaders, whether they are political, religious or academic leaders, would speak out clearly and condemn this because this would help the majority of Muslim people." — Pope Francis, counseling Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ◾While this welcoming stance is in keeping with the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith, the Pope as the "Good Shepherd" has an obligation to protect his flock from the militants among the refugees. ◾Within the Catholic Church, there also exists a sub-dominant...
  • US Aircraft Carrier Group Begins "Routine" Patrols In Disputed South China Sea

    02/19/2017 9:07:28 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-19-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Threatening to destabilize the tentative improvement in Sino-US relations achieved in recent days following Trump's recent concession over the "One China" policy, was the US deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations", according to an announcement posted on the Vinson's Facebook page. Sailing with the 97,000-ton Vinson is the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, the Navy said in a statement. The Vinson carries a flight group of more than 60 aircraft, including F/A-18 jet fighters. The deployment comes just one...
  • Up to 2 million non-citizens illegally registered to vote in the US

    02/19/2017 9:03:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/18/17 | Makada Duncanson
    A survey of Hispanics in the U.S. revealed as many as two million non-citizens are illegally registered to vote, reinforcing claims by President Donald Trump that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election.The National Hispanic Survey was designed to measure the opinion of Hispanic U.S. residents on a range of political issues. The survey was conducted in June 2013 by survey research firm McLaughlin and Associates.The poll used a random sample of 800 Hispanics, of those selected, 56 percent said they were non-citizens, and 13 percent of those non-citizens said they were registered to vote. Those categorized as...
  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    02/19/2017 8:57:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 2/19/2017 | VIVIAN SALAMA
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.</p> <p>Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in Washington.</p>
  • Vice-President Mike Pence Munich Security Conference Speech…

    02/19/2017 8:47:26 AM PST · by Bratch · 3 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 18, 2017 | sundance
    Vice-President Mike Pence Munich Security Conference Speech… Posted on February 18, 2017 by sundance Vice-President Mike Pence traveled to Munich on behalf of the President Trump administration to deliver a speech at the security conference. 02/18/17 VP Pence Speaks at Munich Security Conference There is a transparently troubling issue with VP Pence following his involvement in the loss of General Michael Flynn. Former Governor Mike Pence was selected for VP because he represented a bridge between the grassroots Trump movement and the GOPe Republicans. Those who are professionally republican, and those who are crony constitutionalists within the CPAC crowd leadership are both big...
  • It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

    02/19/2017 8:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The more you see something shocking, the less shocking it appears, and the more something outrageous happens, the less outrageous it seems to be. That is how a culture becomes desensitized, and that is how the abnormal becomes normalized. But when it comes to the governmentÂ’s attack on our religious freedoms, it is our sacred duty to remain shocked and outraged. Such things cannot continue to happen in America if we are to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. According to the Washington Supreme Court, when Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to do the...
  • Asylum Seeker Unemployment Up 33 Percent Since 2016

    02/19/2017 8:37:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Asylum seeker unemployment numbers are up 33 percent in Austria despite the fact that the number of total migrants coming into the country has declined. The number of unemployed asylum seekers has risen to 28,720 in Austria, and the capital Vienna is home to the vast majority of the unemployed migrants with two-thirds of asylum seekers in the city being without work. According to the Vienna employment Service (AMS), 67 percent registered with them to find work while many others were simply not available to work Kronen Zeitung reports.
  • Today we Honor the Men of Iwo Jima

    02/19/2017 8:35:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/19/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seventy two years ago today the United States Marine Corps sent waves of teenage men onto the black, foreboding beaches on a Japanese held island called Iwo Jima. Capturing Iwo Jima was essential to the American war against Japan as it offered a place for battered bombers to safely land which would save the lives of hundreds of airmen returning from sorties over Japan in barely flyable planes. The average age of these men was just under nineteen. They knew what was at stake and charged up Iwo’s beaches sometimes straight into enemy machine gun fire that would have stopped...
  • Washington’s coup fever heats up

    02/19/2017 8:29:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2017 | David Talbot
    In case you turned off your computer and TV and crawled under the blankets all last week — and, really, who can blame you? — here’s a quick recap of the news. Leaking like an old waterbed, the national security establishment claimed its first big casualty, national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump struck back by reaching new levels of weirdness at his Thursday news conference, telling the media pack that they were “hateful” and “dishonest”… but, hey, “it’s a great honor to be with you.”
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu set to make historic visit to Singapore [IDF pose as Mexicans]

    02/19/2017 8:06:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2-17-17 | Leslie Shaffer
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to visit Singapore this weekend, marking an Israeli head of state's first official visit to the city-state since the mid-1980s. Singapore's ties with Israel run long and deep. Shortly after Singapore was declared independent of Malaysia in the mid-1960s, it sought Israel's assistance in establishing its military, after being turned away by several other countries, including its one-time colonial master, the U.K. To keep the presence of Israeli soldiers in the city-state a secret, Singapore called them Mexicans. There's also a long history of business ties, not just in the defense industries, but...
  • FIRST STRIKE TO THE BLACK STATE

    02/19/2017 8:02:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MELANIE PHILLIPS
    "The abrupt resignation of the national security adviser, Lt.-Gen. Mike Flynn, plunged the Trump administration into turmoil." Rarely can a much anticipated official visit have been so eclipsed by a convulsion taking place behind the scenes. People have poring over every word and gesture of the meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump The encounter offered an opportunity to discover not just the new American policy toward Israel but also to get the measure of this unsettling president. However, the back story told rather more about Donald Trump than was on display at the love-in...
  • Musings From Dad’s Diner

    02/19/2017 8:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2016 | MOTUS
    Dad’s Diner: in continuous operation from1921-2017I received an email from RobinH on Friday advising me that she had forwarded a very generous memorial in honor of Raj’s Dad from the good people of the MOTI. There is simply no way that I can tell you how touched -  and honored - we are by your care, concern and overwhelming generosity. To all who contributed, please accept our sincere thanks for such a fine tribute for such a fine man. We will split the donation between Dad’s parish church, Queen of the Miraculous Medal, and Lumen Christi High School, home of...
  • Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier in Family Law

    02/19/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    University Press of New England ^ | February 16, 2016 | Mark Goldfeder
    Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other “poly” groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities.
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • BREAKING: @Reince’s Gal & @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff @KMWalsh_GOP Is Source Of Trump Leaks (trun)

    02/19/2017 7:58:42 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 130 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | Feb 19, 2017
    White House Deputy Chief of Staff and #NeverTrump Republican Katie Walsh has been identified as the source behind a bunch of leaks from the Trump administration to The New York Times and other media outlets, according to multiple sources in the White House, media, donor community, and pro-Trump 501(c)4 political group. “Everyone knows not to talk to her in the White House unless you want to see it in the press,” says a source close to the president. “The only question is whether or not she’s doing it at the behest of [White House Chief of Staff] Reince Priebus or...
  • Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation

    02/19/2017 7:58:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress. The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place. For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained. The election of President Trump has triggered a rage decompensation across the left wing, causing disgusting, dehumanizing, and violent expression to break out. The categories of left-wing caterwauling...
  • NETANYAHU TO TRUMP: RECOGNIZE GOLAN HEIGHTS AS PART OF ISRAEL

    02/19/2017 7:54:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States and the international community have never recognized Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights. Israel asked the United States to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan Heights during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s three-day visit to Washington, in which the Trump administration affirmed the unbreakable bond between the two countries. The prime minister brought up the issue of the Golan both at his meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday as well as with Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday. After the meetings, Netanyahu told reporters that the US leaders’ response was “not Earth shattering.” According to...
  • FLASHBACK: DEMOCRATS CALLED GOLDWATER A NAZI(Fake Newsies Crying Wolf)

    02/19/2017 7:52:50 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/03/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should be remembered that Democrats have one single playbook since time immemorial which they run regardless of its appropriateness and relevance. They have only one cry and it's wolf. If Hitler rose from the dead and ran from office, no one would pay attention because they heard it all before. Here's the playbook in action against Barry Goldwater who, like Bernie Sanders, was ethnically Jewish, but did not identify as such.