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  • Mosul, Iraq: ‘I Cannot Believe My Eyes When I See What ISIS Has Done to My Church’

    02/09/2018 4:37:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 2/6/18 | ACN Staff
    LEMONS, GRAPEFRUITS, oranges and figs grow in abundance in the three gardens of Nadia Younis Butti’s house in Mosul, the house her parents built from scratch. She used to enjoy the lush trees and alluring fruits, sitting in her rocking chair near the flourishing, scented bushes. On July 17, 2014, however, Nadia had to leave Mosul, because ISIS had captured Iraq’s second-largest city. “With pain in my heart I left,” she says. ISIS has been ousted from Mosul and Nadia, who belongs to the Assyrian Church, recently returned to visit the city of her birth. “It is still extremely dangerous...
  • Mystery booms are being heard in Wheat Ridge [CO] and police have no idea what's causing them

    02/09/2018 4:36:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Have you heard loud booms in Wheat Ridge lately? That’s the question police are asking residents following several reports of loud booms or explosions across a large area of the Jefferson County city. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Wheat Ridge Police said they have taken multiple calls and noticed several posts on social media regarding the mystery noise over the past month. The noise is described as a single loud boom, occurring more frequently on weekends, although police say some have happened on other days of the week, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Some...
  • Critics: Pope Losing Credibility in Abuse Cases

    02/09/2018 4:32:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/6/18 | Rodney Pelletier
    Chilean sex abuse victim asserts the Pope heard from himVATICAN CITY ( - Critics are claiming Pope Francis has lost credibility after reports revealed he received a letter from a Chilean sex abuse victim asking for help in 2015. The recent revelation comes only weeks after the Holy Father claimed no victims had come forward to him. Doctor Kurt Martens, a professor of canon law at Catholic University of America (CUA), commented, "'Houston, we have a problem.' If the Pope indeed received a report detailing the abuse suffered by [Dr. Fernando] Karadima victims and the cover-up, then there is a...
  • California Moves To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills

    02/09/2018 4:31:12 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-9-18 | Kristin Hawkins
    The state legislature is moving on an aggressive attempt to reconfigure student health centers from places of healing to abortion franchises. A move is underway to transform California public universities from institutions dedicated to educating and empowering the nation’s next generation of leaders into abortion vendors. The California state assembly is now considering SB 320, a measure that would mandate that all California state-funded universities administer RU-486, a drug designed to induce abortion, on their campuses. The idea is to have schools partner with mega-abortion providers so that students at risk from a lonely and potentially dangerous abortion can access...
  • [VIDEO] Two WWII Bombs Found on Hong Kong Construction Site

    02/09/2018 4:22:05 PM PST · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    For Construction Pros ^ | February 8, 2018
    Police have diffused two AN-M65 model 450kg bombs left over from World War II which were discovered by Hong Kong's railway agency MTR Corporation. The bombs were found stuck int he mud at a Wan Chai construction site where MTR is constructing a rail link for the Sha Tin-Central line. Five thousand people in the area were evacuated overnight so police bomb disposal officers could cut through the bombs' casing and burn off the explosives inside.
  • American Spies Paid $100,000 to Russian Who Wanted to Sell Material on Trump

    02/09/2018 4:20:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials. The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by The New York Times. The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was...
  • Utah mom upset after school tells 6th graders they can’t say no when asked to dance

    02/09/2018 4:18:19 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 70 replies ^ | February 9, 2018 | by Dora Scheidell
    WEST HAVEN, Utah -- When Natalie Richard’s sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at Kanesville Elementary’s Valentine’s Day dance, she didn’t believe it at first. “Oh no, no honey," Richard said of her reply. "You guys are misunderstanding again. That’s not how it is." However, after speaking to her daughter’s teacher, she realized the statement was accurate.
  • Peter Strzok KNEW Hillary Camp Used Bleachbit to Delete Emails – The Week They Were Deleted

    02/09/2018 4:11:56 PM PST · by mojito · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2018 | Jim Hoft
    ...On Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It.” The committee also released thousands of text messages between two agents and lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that shed light on the criminal intent of deep state players to avoid prosecution of Hillary Clinton and to block and destroy a Trump presidency. Now this… Peter Strzok and the FBI knew Hillary Clinton used Bleachbit to delete her emails on March 29, 2016. This was the same week they were deleted. Strzok and the...
  • A government worker says he didn't want to help ICE deport immigrants. So he quit.

    02/09/2018 4:05:53 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    MSN / Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2018
    Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts said he immediately had reservations — moral ones — after he found out about the subpoenas. His state agency in Montana would have to send labor data to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And as a legal secretary for the state’s labor department, Dyrdahl-Roberts would have to help process those documents — information that he said would no doubt be used to track down and deport undocumented workers.
  • Polls Show Americans Think the Deep State Broke the Law to Stop Trump

    02/09/2018 4:05:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Sharyl Attkisson says that what’s going on the FISA court is not new, that it’s actually been going on quite a while, that the FISA court has been weaponized by law enforcement, by political people, primarily the last eight years under Obama. What would happen is that they would go seek a FISA warrant and get it in order to spy on Americans and then unmask them, and that this has been not a law enforcement thing about a political thing. I read that and wasn’t surprised by that. That’s what the Democrat Party is. That’s who Barack Obama...
  • John Gavin, actor who became ambassador to Mexico, has died

    02/09/2018 4:00:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    AP/ Citizens Voice ^ | February 9, 2018
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Gavin, the tall, strikingly handsome actor who appeared in "Spartacus," ''Psycho" and other hit films of the 1960s before becoming President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Mexico, has died at age 86.
  • Federal Budget's Red Ink and Storm Clouds Aren't Black and White

    02/09/2018 3:51:06 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 9, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on a Federal Budget Impasse... During the February budget showdown in Washington, Senator Rand Paul rose to speak. He reminded America of our spending habit – a constant pattern of deficit spending, year-in and year-out, in both Republican and Democrat administrations. A spending habit that doesn’t just cause a year of trouble, but an eternity of trouble, since these deficits add up, year by year, into a mountainous national debt, one that doubled – Doubled! – in just the eight years of the Obama administration alone. And he is right. ... But this is not one of those areas...
  • Pelosi and the Democrats sold out the Dreamers

    02/09/2018 3:48:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    kxlf ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | By Greisa Martinez Rosas
    Editor's note: Greisa Martinez Rosas would qualify for the Dream Act and serves as the Advocacy Director of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. The opinions expressed this commentary are solely those of the author. (its not worth reading, but I like the title)
  • Senate 2018: Republicans Still Have Plenty of Targets Democrats need all the breaks to win majority

    02/09/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    — Republicans have better than 50-50 odds to hold control of the U.S. Senate even in the event of a Democratic wave in November. — The reason is the map: Including the two independents who caucus with them, the Democrats are defending 26 of the 34 seats being contested this fall, which is the most lopsided Senate map any party has faced in a midterm since 1938. Five of the Democratic seats are in states that Donald Trump won in landslides, and another five are in states he won. — Because the map is so good for Republicans, it is...
  • The GOP’s Misguided Midterm Optimism

    02/09/2018 3:33:55 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Cook Political ^ | February 9, 2018
    All of our national elections are important, but there is always a special significance to the last midterm elections before the congressional and state-legislative redistricting processes take place. Democrats had a very unpleasant experience for much of the past decade after their thumping in 2010, the last midterm election before the current lines were drawn. For Democrats, it was the defeat that kept on defeating. For the uninitiated, the decennial national Census is conducted in years ending with a zero, with states redrawing the congressional and state-legislative lines the following year. In all but a few states, it is a...
  • "Only the Brave" trailer (video)

    02/09/2018 3:24:33 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Video TrailerSaw this last night...great movie.
  • HOLY S***! SISTERS Rebecca Hubbell & Chelsea Clinton

    02/09/2018 3:17:38 PM PST · by grundle · 147 replies
  • China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet lines up for combat duty, boosting firepower in the sky

    02/09/2018 3:17:11 PM PST · by cba123 · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 09 February, 2018, 9:17pm | Kristin Huang
    China's J-20 stealth fighter has entered combat service, the country's armed forces confirmed on Friday, expanding the military's air power options as it presses on with a massive modernisation programme. People's Liberation Army Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said the deployment of the J-20 to combat units would "help the air force better shoulder the sacred mission of safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity". Shen said the air force was moving towards a modernised military service that could operate in all fronts, and had become an effective force to control, contain and win a war. (please see link for...
  • The trade in dog meat South Korea doesn't want Olympics to see

    02/09/2018 3:16:20 PM PST · by Baladas · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6 February 2018 | Nick Fagge
    Dogs and even puppies are sold openly for food in Moran market, Seongnam, outside of Seoul, South Korea, reveals - showing claims it would be closed last May are false The dogs are kept in freezing, dark cages until they are slaughtered, their fur burned off and their carcasses are put on display Up to 80,000 dogs are sold and slaughtered at the market a each year to be made into an $8 soup, which folklore claims boosts eaters' sex drive But ahead of the Olympic Winter Games coming to PyeongChang on Friday, officials issued guidelines for when it...
  • Minnesota Democrat's retirement provides GOP with pickup opportunity

    02/09/2018 3:16:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2018
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan announced Friday he won't seek re-election, handing Republicans a rare opportunity to pick up a seat this fall. "There is a time and a purpose for everything and now is the time for me to pass the baton to the next generation," Nolan said in a statement. Nolan won re-election by about 2,000 votes in 2016, but northeastern Minnesota's 8th District is Donald Trump country: The President won the district by 16 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That was an incredible 22-point swing for the GOP over the 2012 election...