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  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XXVI]

    04/26/2017 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! 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...
  • Two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese, UN finds

    04/26/2017 8:34:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2017
    REUTERS - - More than two-thirds of people living in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, according to a new UN report. While the number of hungry people in Latin America and the Caribbean has halved in the past 25 years, the region is now struggling to combat an obesity epidemic. Changing diets, including more processed food that are high in salt, sugar and fat, along with more sedentary lifestyles have triggered a rising tide of obesity, experts say. “The...
  • Syrian Kurds urge UNSC to react to Turkish airstrikes

    04/26/2017 8:34:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 18:08 CEST | none stated
    Syrian Kurds on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to express its opinion regarding Turkish airstrikes against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a representative body of the Rojava federal region in Russia said in a statement.Earlier in the day, Turkish planes had attacked northeastern Syria near the town of Derik in the Karachok mountains. The airstrikes targeted a media centre, a local radio station and some military buildings, killing civilians and YPG members.“The international community and the UN Security Council should have a position of their own, and express their opinion with regard to Turkey, which...
  • ESPN to fire more than 100 on-air employees today

    04/26/2017 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Robert Laurie
    The MSNBC of sports ESPN used to be the crown jewel in the Disney Corporation’s portfolio. It was thought to be the network cable subscribers couldn’t - and wouldn’t - live without, so it was a perennial cash-cow. Even if the movies, toys, and theme parks underperformed, ESPN could be counted on to generate mountains of Mouse-moolah. Maybe that’s why Keith Olbermann’s twice-former network thought infusing sports coverage with ever-increasing levels of left-wing political content was a good move. After all, if the ratings are bulletproof, why not let the biased, poorly-informed, political opinions fly?
  • Lefty judge who just blocked Trump on sanctuary cities raised $200,000 for Obama [tr]

    04/26/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Bizpac Review | April 26, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    In a shocker that really should shock no one, this leftist judge reportedly raised over $200,000 and personally gave $30,000 of his own money to support former President Obama, and also gave money to support John Kerry in 2004. . . . The 63-year-old Orrick also issued a restraining order in 2015 against The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group headed by David Daleiden that secretly recorded meetings of an international group of abortion providers called the National Abortion Federation, to which several Planned Parenthood locations are affiliated with.
  • RNC Chair: Base Will Walk if We Don’t Build Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 10 replies ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel warned fellow Republicans that voters “are going to hold us accountable” if “we do not keep the campaign promises that were made,” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” McDaniel predicted many Americans would be frustrated by the news a downpayment to start construction of the border wall would be dropped from a must-pass spending bill in Congress this week. Noting that building the border wall was “front and center” in Trump’s 2016 campaign, the RNC chair insisted that “our voters are going to expect us to act on it.” “I...
  • Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northwestern Syria

    04/26/2017 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    KOM News ^ | 26 April 2017 10:17 CEST | none stated
    Turkish tanks and howitzer launchers at the Turkish border with Afrin. According to reports clashes have broken out between the Turkish army and Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northwestern Syria’s autonomous Afrin region.The local Hawar news agency reported that Turkish forces fired on and bombed the Firfirike village in Afrin’s Rajo district using howitzers and heavy artillery.YPG fighters responded to the attacks and clashes continue according to reports.A tweet by the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has also confirmed clashes.Turkish army presence on the Afrin border has been heightened recently with howitzers and armoured vehicles being brought to the area, Turkish...
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • No, 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is Not 'Unexpectedly Timely' [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/26/2017 8:23:24 AM PDT · by C19fan
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | April 25, 2017 | Megan McArdle
  • Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher Children

    04/26/2017 8:23:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 4/26/2017 | S Morstan
    And the Alaskan Anklebiters Fans of Alaska The Last Frontier keep asking if Atz Lee and Jane have kids. Yep! They do! So why aren't they on the show? Well it could have something to do with Internet trolls criticizing their family and being generally rude, as trolls often do. While Jane thinks the camera crews are wonderful, the kids' privacy is important to them. Considering the ten months of camera crews following them around for one season of episodes, we can hardly blame them. In this age of the Internet, we should be surprised if any kid gets to...
  • “The Catholic Church…has become one of Islam’s loudest boosters”

    04/26/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Robert Spencer
    In this excellent piece, George Neumayr refers to the rupture of relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar that took place during the time of Pope Benedict. As I explained here, that rupture took place because Pope Benedict dared to speak out about the Muslim persecution of Christians. By contrast, Francis energetically defends Islam, and leaves the persecuted Christians twisting in the wind, so he is acceptable to al-Azhar. The worst part about this is the fact that because this man is Pope, all too many Catholics, including some in positions of high authority, treat him as if he were a...
  • ESPN will cut 100 on-air personalities today

    04/26/2017 8:20:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Daniel Roberts
    ESPN will cut more than 100 employees today, Yahoo Finance has learned. That number is much bigger than the 40-50 that was initially reported. ESPN aims to notify all of the people today, if it can do so. It has been widely reported for weeks that big cuts are coming to ESPN—so widely reported, and dissected, and gossiped about, in fact, that ESPN moved up its schedule and is notifying people earlier than it originally planned. The 100 people getting cut are all “on-air talent,” a label ESPN uses for TV personalities, radio hosts, and writers who regularly appear on...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 26,2017

    04/26/2017 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAReadyForAnotherWednesdayHUMPDayDITTOS!
  • US envoy in contact with Iraqi military, Syria personnel after Turkish raids

    04/26/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 26 April 2017 15:14 CEST | Brett McGurk
    US-led coalition envoy Brett McGurk said on Wednesday he is in regular contact with the Iraqi military as well as personnel on the ground in Syria after the Turkish raids on Tuesday morning.“In regular contact with counterparts in Iraq and our military personnel in Syria following the reports of [Turkish] airstrikes Monday night,” McGurk said in a Twitter message.On Tuesday, Turkish jets struck positions in northern Syria and Iraq of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson told Sputnik on Wednesday that the coalition was “deeply concerned” about the Turkish actions. The spokesperson underscored that Ankara cannot pursue...
  • Lawmakers debate return of tolls to Connecticut’s highways

    04/26/2017 8:06:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    FOX 61 ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jenna DeAngelis and Jeevan Vittal
    HARTFORD – Toll talk is back at the State Capitol. Some lawmakers say it will drive billions into the state over the next two decades and others want to put the brakes on the idea.At a hearing, Monday, the proposal to bring electronic tolls to Connecticut highways was discussed, with public comment both for and against it.State accountants said the way Connecticut funds transportation will no longer be sustainable in the next four years and a new revenue source is needed.“This doesn't make any sense at all," State Sen. Toni Boucher said. "This is just another name for another tax...
  • Charles Murray: Hillary's 'Deplorables' Comment May Have Changed The Course Of World History

    04/26/2017 8:05:37 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    MURRAY: I think Jonathan Haidt, the social psychologist who started the academy was right. He was right. He had an interview a few weeks ago where he said the 'Deplorables' comment by Hillary Clinton changed the history of the world, and he may very well be right. That one comment by itself may have swung enough votes, it certainly was emblematic of the disdain with which the New Upper Class looks at mainstream Americans. Full audio and transcript at link...
  • Marxists Host Manhattan Anti-Trump Tax Day March

    04/26/2017 8:03:40 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 25, 2017 | Pamela Hall
    Saturday. April 15, 2017. 1 pm. NYC, Bryant Park. Familiar Marxist/Soc/Prog/Lefties. You name it, they were there. Workers Party. Refuse Fascism. Revolution, etc., etc..
  • The EMP Threat From North Korea Is Real, and Terrifying

    04/26/2017 8:02:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 4/25/2017 | John R. Moore
    While the total wipeout depicted in One Second After is probably exaggerated, the effects could knock out our power grid for months, and destroy critical communications and computer systems. As former CIA chief James Woolsey recently said: If you look at the electric grid and what it's susceptible to, we would be moving into a world with no food delivery, no water purification, no banking, no telecommunications, no medicine. All of these things depend on electricity in one way or another. In such a situation, there simply is no way to rule out the possibility that hundreds of millions could...
  • In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

    04/26/2017 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    KETV ^ | Apr 26, 2017 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI
    As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension. Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the sport to promote cultural understanding and active living. The first camp was held in Italy, but brought together Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc, teammates on the former Yugoslavian national team that grew estranged during the political turmoil that ensued as the country fractured. Now the NBA and FIBA are going to...
  • 12 members of the Kurdish women’s force, YPJ, killed in Turkish airstrikes

    04/26/2017 8:01:23 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    KOM News ^ | 26 April 2017 10:42 CEST | none stated
    YPJ members at a military parade in northern Syria's autonomous region Rojava. Twelve members of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) were killed in Turkish airstrikes targeting the group’s headquarters in northeastern Syria early Tuesday morning.The YPJ, in a statement on Wednesday, confirmed that of the 20 Kurdish fighters killed in the multiple airstrikes, 12 belonged to the YPJ, while the other eight were members of the People’s Protection Units (YPG). 18 other militants were injured in the air raid.In the statement the group, which came to prominence following several victories against the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group, also accused...