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  • TITLE: AMERICA Prayer Vigil - 3/9/18 [Prayer]

    03/08/2018 7:18:01 PM PST · by TEXOKIE · 37 replies
    3/9/18 | TEXOKIE
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 7:15:25 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-08-2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced.
  • The Abbas Mythology

    03/08/2018 7:13:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-6- | Mitchell Bard
    A recent article in The Atlantic about “The Tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas” noted: “In him, the world saw a reformist, a leader who could get the Palestinians to the table and possibly clear the hurdle of the two-state solution.”This was the mythical Abbas who never really existed. But this myth allowed the Palestinian Authority president to become the world’s favorite Palestinian.Only now, according to the same article, has the world woken up to the realization that Abas has “morphed into a bureaucratic tyrant at home, hostile to America and downright incendiary towards Israel.”The truth is that Abbas was never a...
  • Trump teases big news;it arrives in the dark,on driveway

    03/08/2018 7:10:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2018 | JILL COLVIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) The first inkling that something big was afoot on North Korea came from President Donald Trump himself: He popped his head into the White House briefing room late Thursday afternoon to tease a major statement coming soon from South Korean officials. Then ABC reporter Jon Karl ran into Trump in a West Wing hallway and the president let out a little more string. Asked if the announcement was about talks with North Korea, Trump offered: Its almost beyond that. Hopefully, you will give me credit.
  • Democrats Are Considering Dropping Superdelegates Altogether

    03/08/2018 6:46:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 69 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | Posted on March 9, 2018, at 7:27 a.m. | Ruby Cramer and Ryan Brooks
    The measure would go a step beyond the Clinton-Sanders Unity Commission proposals to change the superdelegate system. An absurd and undemocratic idea, one DNC member said in a memo to party leaders. (please see link for full story)
  • Trump says prepared to meet North Korea's Kim in first-ever summit

    03/08/2018 6:46:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2018 | Steve Holland, Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first U.S.-North Korea summit, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang.
  • European Central Bank: Trump tariff move 'dangerous'

    03/08/2018 6:41:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2018 12:44 PM EST | David McHugh
    Europes top monetary official criticized U.S. President Donald Trumps proposal to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as a dangerous unilateral move. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, said that the immediate spillover of the trade measures is not going to be big. But he said such disputes should be worked out among trade partners, not decided by measures initiated from one side. Whatever convictions one has about trade we are convinced that disputes should be discussed and resolved in a multilateral framework, that unilateral decisions are dangerous. There is a certain worry or...
  • when has a US President ever met a NorK leader? (Vanity)

    03/08/2018 6:36:55 PM PST · by llevrok · 15 replies
    3/8/2018 | llevrok
    Wondering - has a US president ever met face to face with a NorK leader? I'm thinking never going back to the civil war between north and south korea I know Jimmuh went there as well as Bubba (to rescue Lisa Ling's sister). But a sitting president?
  • U.S. Asks China for Plan to Reduce Trade Deficit by $100 Billion (Correction, from tweet yesterday)

    03/08/2018 6:27:14 PM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    MSN / Wall Street Journal ^ | 11 hours ago | Wei LingLing
    BEIJINGThe Trump administration is asking Beijing for a plan to cut the annual U.S. trade deficit with China by $100 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Washington had asked Beijing for a $1 billion reductionless than 0.3% of the countries annual trade gap or around one days worth of the trade imbalance. His tweet was off by $99 billion. (please see link for full article)
  • Professor Calls for 'Anti-Gun Types' to Attack the NRA and 'Leave No Survivors'

    03/08/2018 6:26:21 PM PST · by tschatski · 110 replies
    An Ohio professor is reportedly under investigation for making a Facebook post calling for anti-gun activists to "storm the NRA headquarters" and "make sure there are no survivors." James Pearce, an adjunct professor at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, wrote the post on June 13, the day after the terrorist mass shooting attack in Orlando.
  • Trumps Stunningly Effective North Korea Policy Leaves Professional Diplomatic Corps Gobsmacked

    03/08/2018 6:25:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 175 replies
    CTH ^ | March 8, 2018
    The statement tonight by South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong is so jaw-dropping in significance it has left the professional diplomatic apparatus stunned. A year of targeted and strategic geopolitical policy execution by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has resulted in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un accepting denuclearization and requesting a meeting with President Trump to achieve terms therein. The possibility of a willingly denuclearized Korean peninsular is such an astounding policy victory; it is difficult to conceptualize. Heres the statement from South Koreas Chung Eui-yong: Good evening, today I had the...
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/08/2018 6:25:01 PM PST · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8 March 18 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, KATIE BENNER and JOHN KOBLINMARCH
    Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
  • Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit

    03/08/2018 6:15:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 3/8/2018 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether its constitutional for Trump to block some followers.Isnt the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive? she asked. He can avoid hearing them by muting them. The hearing stemmed from a lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people rejected by...
  • US Secret Service officer charged with possession of child pornography

    03/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    WJLA Washington DC ^ | 3/7/2018 | ABC7
    DENTON, Md. (ABC7) A US Secret Service Uniformed Division Officer has been arrested and is facing child pornography charges in Caroline County. According to the Maryland State Police, Jeffrey Litteral, 52, was arrested Tuesday evening at his home in Denton. In 2017, an investigator with the Criminal Enforcement Division of the Maryland State Police initially received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about child pornography potentially being uploaded on the Internet, a press release states. After confirming the material was indeed child pornography, the investigator launched an investigation into finding its source. The investigation led...
  • Police Consider Investigation into Former Archbishop as CofE Braced for More Revelations of Abuse

    03/08/2018 6:13:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/5/18 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England is bracing itself for more revelations of how senior figures covered up child sex abuse with police considering whether to press charges against the former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. Anglican leaders will come under the most intense scrutiny they have faced over their handling of abuse allegations as the Church goes before the independent inquiry into child sex abuse for the next three weeks. Police are considering whether to launch an investigation against the former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, after he was forced to step down as an honorary bishop last year. Carey was...
  • Searches Take Place in Islamic Cultural Center in Kiev

    03/08/2018 6:09:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/7/18
    Kiev, March 7, Interfax - The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has conducted searches at the premises of a non-governmental organization in Kiev and Poltava due to the possible dissemination of the content promoting violence, the press service of the Kiev prosecutor's office said. "The content containing propaganda of the cult of violence, cruelty, racial, ethnic or religious intolerance or discrimination, which is confirmed by conclusions of expert researches, as well as other literature, an evaluation of which is to be appointed, were seized following searches. About 100 copies in total were seized," the press service said. Searches were conducted as...
  • Vatican Culture Czar Says Church Neednt Fear Fashion, Even its Ridicule

    03/08/2018 6:05:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/5/18 | Claire Giangrav
    ROME - When Pope Francis encourages the Church to reach out to the peripheries, he probably doesnt have in mind the sparkling, fleeting and tailored world of fashion. Yet haute couture and religion will marry this spring in New York, with a major exhibit aimed at celebrating the Catholic imagination in the world of fashion. More than 40 religious masterworks from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, some of which have never before left the walls of Vatican City, will be presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 10 through October 8. These historic artifacts, including towering papal tiaras, hand-sewn vestments...
  • Underhanded Tactics [Voris Speaking Engagement Forced to Relocate]

    03/08/2018 6:02:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/4/18 | Eric Francis
    Was Bishop Kevin Vann behind cancellation of Michael Voris speaking engagement that forced last minute change of venue?Despite a last minute change in venue following the cancellation of a planned speaking engagement at a Maronite Catholic Church in the city of Orange, Michael Voris of Church Militant says there was great turnout at the re-scheduled event. Voris spoke at the Business Expo Center in Anaheim on Sunday, February 11. It was his second stop in Orange County after speaking at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Alhambra the day before. Voris published an article on February 8 explaining that there...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 9 March 2018

    03/08/2018 6:00:35 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 81 replies
    March 8, 2018 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation.You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you...
  • Trump (2014) Dennis Rodman said I want to go to N. Korea, last place on Earth I want to go (tr)

    03/08/2018 5:47:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump, who has accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invite to meet, sent out a flurry of tweets in 2014 calling former NBA star and friend of Kim, Dennis Rodman, crazy for saying Trump would ever be willing to go to North Korea. "Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to," Trump tweeted. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth...