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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 24 March 2019

    03/23/2019 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 11 replies
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          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • Nile Shipwreck Discovery Proves Herodotus Right

    03/23/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT · by wildbill · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/23/1918 | Staff
    In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.
  • At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year AFP | Kabul

    03/23/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 21, 2019 15:15 IST
    At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year Serial blasts hit New Year celebrations in Kabul 6 die as blasts hit Kabul New Year celebrations Afghan official: 3 explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul IS suspects behind Kabul twin bombing arrested: Officials Huge explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared: Officials At least six people were killed by blasts in Kabul Thursday during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital, authorities said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn city. "Twenty-three were wounded and six people were martyred (killed) in today's explosions...
  • Al Shabaab attack on Somali gov’t building ends with 15 people dead

    03/23/2019 3:02:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Standard Digital ^ | 23rd Mar 2019 18:10:59 GMT
    Somalia’s al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle. In the latest bombing claimed by al Shabaab, an Islamist group which is fighting to establish its own rule in Somalia, based on a strict interpretation of sharia law, a huge explosion shook central Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above a building housing Somalia’s ministries of labor and works. Police later said the fighting at the building had ended and that...
  • Manning supporters blast government for her 'prolonged solitary' after contempt charge

    03/23/2019 2:59:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Chelsea Manning is being subjected to “effective” solitary confinement for refusing to cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating WikiLeaks, her supporters said Saturday. Manning’s support committee said the former Army analyst and WikiLeaks source has been isolated in a cell for 22 hours a day since being jailed more than two weeks ago for defying a subpoena seeking her testimony in front of a federal grand jury convened in Alexandria, Virginia. Sixteen days into her latest stint behind bars, Manning’s supporters said the conditions constitute “Prolonged Solitary” as defined by Juan Mendez, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, and should...
  • WATCH: Joy Reid Comes To A Real Stupid Conclusion About The Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Source: MSNBC Although the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report have not been released, Lefties, including MSNBC's Joy Reid, are convinced the Department of Justice is "covering up" for President Donald Trump. They have come to this conclusion because Mueller is not indicting anyone else, including Trump. The reason Reid believes a cover-up is taking place? Because the Justice Department ran the investigation. “The fact that this investigation takes place within the Justice Department which Donald Trump essentially controls and that he got rid of the problem, Jeff Sessions, who the one decent thing that he did was...
  • Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement

    03/23/2019 2:18:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | 23 Mar, 2019 13:37 | Cardinal Robert Sarah
    Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement There has been hostility to the Catholic Church in France for centuries, but this kind of thing did not happen. Could it have anything to do with the introduction into France of a large population of people who believe that Christianity is a false religion and that they are commanded to fight unbelievers so that Allah may punish them by the hands of the believers (cf. Qur’an 9:14-15)? Possibly not. But possibly. Catholic churches in France are being targeted with arson attacks, vandalism, desecration of holy statues, and...
  • Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State

    03/23/2019 2:05:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Hungary: Muslim “refugee” discovered to have beheaded 20 people for the Islamic State He was ordered expelled from Hungary after being caught with forged documents on December 30, but he was detained on Friday, so clearly he didn’t leave after he was expelled. Also he seems to have moved freely around Europe for quite some time. His story is evidence that European authorities are overwhelmed and cannot deal adequately with the Muslim migrant crisis they have inflicted upon themselves. “Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings,” Reuters, March 22, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): BUDAPEST (Reuters)...
  • AOC Gives Ammo To School-Choice And Standardized Test Advocates

    03/23/2019 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2019 | Charles Vavruska
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez starred in a Jackson Heights town hall meeting on Saturday. While it was formally organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, AOC was the highlight and the reason most attendees showed up. As expected, many radical progressive proposals were presented, e.g., stop suspensions, eliminate standardized testing, remove white teachers, but for the most part, they were not proposed by Ocasio-Cortez. At the meeting, speaking about her own education, Ocasio-Cortez recounted that when she was about to start school at the age of five, her family decided the schools in her Bronx neighborhood were bad and they did...
  • Here's Where the White House Stands With the Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 1:37:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been 24 hours since Attorney General Bill Barr announced Special Counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his two-year long investigation into the 2016 presidential election. When the announcement was made late Friday afternoon, the White House had not been briefed on the report.  The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 22, 2019 As of Saturday afternoon, the situation hasn't changed. Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters Sanders'...
  • Elizabeth Warren: ‘White Supremacists Pose a Threat to the United States…like ISIS, like Al Qaida

    03/23/2019 12:45:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | staff
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-N.Y.) said in a townhall meeting hosted by CNN in Jackson, Miss., on Monday night that “white supremacists post a threat to the United States…like ISIS, like al Qaida.” A person at townhall asked Warren: “Since the election of Donald Trump, the number of hate crimes has increased and white supremacists have become more emboldened online and in public. What are your plans to unite the country?” Warren responded: “Oh, good. Thank you for that question. You know, it starts with the fact that we've got to recognize the threat posed by white nationalism. White supremacists pose...
  • New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms (truncated)

    03/23/2019 10:51:50 AM PDT · by akalinin · 59 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    Full title: New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms — Of An Estimated 1.2 Million Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday's Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons. Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed. No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types...
  • Virginia Muslim leader says it’s “Islamophobic” and “hate” to use words such as “Islamist extremist”

    03/23/2019 10:29:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 61 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 1:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Virginia Muslim leader says it’s “Islamophobic” and “hate” to use words such as “Islamist extremist” “Islamist extremist” is itself a phrase that attempts to distance Islam from the violence perpetrated in its name and in accord with its teachings. So is “Radical Islam.” But as far as Esam Omeish is concerned, any speech that suggests that there is any connection between Islam and jihad violence must be stigmatized and silenced. This is the clearest example yet of how the New Zealand massacre is being exploited in order to shut down any criticism, no matter how mild, of jihad terrorism and...
  • Muslim with armband saying “jihad” attacks police, screams death threats in the name of Allah

    03/23/2019 10:26:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    France: Muslim with armband saying “jihad” attacks police, screams death threats in the name of Allah “We do not have the human means to follow all these people.” That is exactly the situation that the Islamic State several years ago declared it was its intention to bring about. “Man With ‘Jihadi Armband’ Storms French Police Station Attacking Officers,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, March 20, 2019: A 34-year-old man in Bordeaux was arrested over the weekend after entering a police station and attacking officers while yelling death threats in the name of Allah. The man, who was not identified by name,...
  • France: Man converts to Islam, is arrested while trying to pick up his mail-order sub-machine gun

    03/23/2019 10:21:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 23, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Just another day in glorious, multicultural France. A French former prisoner who had converted to Islam while incarcerated was arrested after trying to have a sub-machine gun delivered to him by post. The 30-year-old, who was not identified by name, was arrested last week in the city of Angers in Western France at a local post office while attempting to pick up the firearm that had originally come from the United States, Le Parisien reports. On Friday, the man was indicted on charges of importing category A weapons, according to public prosecutor Yves Gambert. Local media also added that the...
  • Fox Highlights Cop Murdered by Illegal Immigrant, Other Nets Ignore

    03/23/2019 9:12:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/22/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Since Thursday night, several shows on Fox News Channel have highlighted the latest example of an illegal immigrant who has murdered a police officer while the other networks have ignored the story. The only time the killing of Washington state police officer Ryan Thompson and the wounding of his partner, Benito Chavez, was reported by any other network was Wednesday morning when CNN's Early Start buried it in a 25-second brief at 4:15 a.m. Eastern, but that was before the involvement of an illegal immigrant had been revealed by ICE, and CNN has so far not updated viewers on the...
  • MSNBC Freaks Out Over EPA Chief Rejecting Climate Hysteria

    03/23/2019 9:08:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/23/2019 | Kyle Drennan
    During Friday’s 1:00 p.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were aghast at Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler dismissing climate change fearmongering in a recent interview with CBS News. The hosts denounced his comments and even brought on former Obama administration EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to blast him. “The Trump administration has managed to downplay the impact of climate change again. Andrew Wheeler, the new EPA administrator, insisted the effects of manmade global warming are not here yet,” Ruhle complained as she teed up a clip of Wheeler talking to CBS correspondent Major Garrett in an...
  • Sam Donaldson and Wolf BlitzerGet It Up but They Just Can’t Score (‘98)

    03/23/2019 9:04:04 AM PDT · by ptsal · 8 replies
    Observer ^ | 09-Feb-1998 | Warren St. John
    NOTHING HAS CHANGED... WASHINGTON, D.C.-About 75 Beltway players gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Feb. 2. The journalists and lawyers were there to toast White House special counsel Lanny Davis. As the dismay over the Monica Lewinsky allegations was giving way to the realization that the President just might dodge the bullet, Mr. Davis was returning to private practice after 13 months in the service of Bill Clinton. Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Glenn Simpson congratulated Mr. Davis for leaving the White House during “a brief window of opportunity between scandals” and toasted...
  • Converse pulls a Gillette with SJW ad campaign .Features bizarre art, (T)

    03/23/2019 8:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | unknown
    FULL HEADER: Converse pulls a Gillette with SJW ad campaign .Features bizarre art, naturally demonizing white men ... to sell shoes Converse has released a new ad campaign that may actually be worse than Gillette’s. Titled, “The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” Converse explained that the campaign features “modern day nursery rhymes for women who own their stories.” The cringe-worthy ad tells the “real” stories of women of color who apparently quit their jobs, opted not to get married or have children, get trolled online and “choose the life” that they lead. It features bizarre art, naturally demonizing white...
  • US evangelical leaders met, prayed with Brazil’s conservative President Bolsonaro

    03/23/2019 7:46:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2019 | Samuel Smith
    A group of about a dozen American evangelical leaders led by Pat Robertson met with Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday following his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Led by Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network, the group included author Joel Rosenberg, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Charisma Media founder Stephen Strang, Maryland Bishop Harry Jackson, and Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the son of Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell Sr. Not only did the group discuss the future of the South American country and their shared belief in traditional Christian values, but...