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  • Jewish Community’s Inappropriate Reaction to DACA Decision

    10/22/2017 6:00:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | October 22, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Last week, I wrote about the abuse by the Forward regarding an article I submitted on DACA.This is the column as submitted to them.It took a Category 5 hurricane to halt the hysteria over the Trump Administration’s decision to force Congress to create legislation that would deal with individuals brought by their parents to the United States as children, an illegal act. It is now time for Jewish leaders to help forge a solution. You know that in 2012 President Obama issued an executive order, now known as DACA, that established a process allowing children who had entered the country...
  • Despicable People

    10/22/2017 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 22, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Just when you thought liberals had sunk as low as they could, they break out the shovel and start digging.Nothing is sacred anymore. Nothing is off limits, and everything is political. This week showed us once again there is nothing Democrats won’t exploit, no grave they won’t dance on, if they think they can score political points. And there’s nothing “journalists” won’t spin, won’t lie about, and no hypocrisy too great to prevent them from smearing their political opponents.The sad deaths of four soldiers in an ambush in Niger normally would not be a political football, but these times are...
  • WATCH: Tucker Carlson Takes Down MSNBC 'Morons' For Suggesting Gen. Kelly is Racist

    10/22/2017 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 21, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Tucker Carlson opened his nightly show Tucker Carlson Tonight yesterday with a fantastic take down of  the "morons" from MSNBC Lawrence O'Donnell and Joy Reid for suggesting that White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly is somehow racist for criticizing  Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). Lawrence O'Donnell, who is an Irish Catholic from Boston himself, proclaimed that Gen. Kelly grew up in a segregated neighborhood where women were abused.  “John Kelly never sat next to Frederica Wilson in his elementary school,” O'Donnell said. Adding "the language used in John Kelly's white neighborhood about black people was the exact same language used...
  • PETER HITCHENS: A smacking ban? It may come back and slap us in the face

    10/22/2017 5:09:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I am sure that being smacked (very seldom, as it has happened) did me some harm, though I am equally sure there are some people who think I should have been smacked more than I was. But the question is whether banning smacking will do more harm than allowing it. And that is much more complicated. No person actively wants to smack a child. But a lot of sane, kind people have sometimes thought it wise to do so....... I'm not talking about the angry and obviously damaging violence you sometimes see in supermarkets, where an exasperated and furious parent,...
  • 2 Officers Hurt, Protesters Arrested Outside Police Chief Convention in Center City

    10/22/2017 3:43:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    WCAU ^ | 10/22/17 | David Chang and Aaron Baskerville
    Two police officers were injured while several protesters were arrested during a demonstration outside the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Center City Saturday afternoon.A group of protesters, describing their demonstration as "Abolition Weekend," gathered on Arch and 12th streets near the Pennsylvania Convention Center around noon where the conference is taking place. On a Facebook page promoting the rally, organizers outlined the reason for the protest."The International Association Of Chiefs Of Police is coming to have their national convention in Philadelphia," they wrote. "However, we are clear of the damage that these individuals inflict on communities...
  • It’s not women who get pregnant — it’s ‘people’

    10/22/2017 1:36:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 10/22/17 | Andrew Gilligan
    The government has said the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people. Feminists reacted with outrage to what they said was the latest example of “making women unmentionable” in the name of transgender equality. The statement comes in Britain’s official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976. The UN treaty says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty. Yet in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office submission, Britain opposes...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - October 22, 2017 (Prayer)

    10/21/2017 11:38:21 PM PDT · by Faith · 11 replies
    October 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for 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. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Harvey claims he's cured! Weinstein completes sex addict rehab in ONE WEEK then blasts ...

    10/21/2017 10:56:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    Complete Headline: Harvey claims he's cured! Weinstein completes sex addict rehab in ONE WEEK then blasts accuser Lupita Nyong'o as a liar for her claims he forced her to massage him Harvey Weinstein has completed a one-week sex addiction rehab in Arizona Psychologist says he is 'dealing with his anger' and starting to 'work on empathy' This despite reports that Weinstein was boorish in group therapy session Disgraced producer was pulled from group after one session, psychologist says Weinstein will reportedly remain in Arizona for additional stint with doctors Spokesperson says he has 'different recollection' of Lupita Nyong'o encounter Unnamed...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters Earlier Than Usual

    10/21/2017 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 126 replies
    Showbiz ^ | October 21,2017 | Roger Friedman
    It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” and the studios can’t afford to waste any more money hoping things will turn around. They’re pulling flops from theaters earlier than usual. This weekend, for example, Warner Bros. is putting out a white flag on “Blade Runner” after three tough weeks. They’ve cut the number of theaters showing Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful film by 855. So far, “Blade Runner” has made just $66 million. Audiences have not clamored to it. And now, week by week, Warners will quietly take it away. Warner’s isn’t alone. Universal is pulling Tom Cruise’s “American...
  • VIDEO: Students love Trump's tax plan...when told it's Bernie's

    10/21/2017 7:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/21/2017 | Cabot Phillips
    President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents. When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders' name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them. Students love Donald Trump's tax plan when it's packaged under Bernie Sanders' name. President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.But what would some of those opponents think if they were told the same plan was being proposed by someone they adore—Senator Bernie Sanders?To find out, we headed to George...

    10/21/2017 7:03:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    The ^ | October 21,2017 | Nick Pisa
    Weinstein's sex session yards from pregnant wife’s room Girl pleaded ‘don’t hurt me’ as he had sex in back of car Reveals 'The Pig' kept stash of condoms & Viagra in glove box How the film boss's gastric band failed and nearly killed him Mickael, Weinstein’s regular driver in the south of France from 2008 to 2013, said: “Weinstein was a terrible man to work for. Everyone knew him as le porc because of his size and because he sweated so much. When he came to Cannes we all knew what to expect.” He recalled how the mogul once picked...
  • Fortune 500 firms 1955 v. 2017: Only 12% remain, thanks to the creative destruction

    10/21/2017 6:59:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    AEI ^ | 10/21/2017 | Mark J. Perry
    What do the companies in these three groups have in common?Group A: American Motors, Brown Shoe, Studebaker, Collins Radio, Detroit Steel, Zenith Electronics and National Sugar Refining.Group B: Boeing, Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, Deere, General Motors, IBM, Kellogg, Procter and Gamble, and Whirlpool.Group C: Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Home Depot, Microsoft, Google, Netflix, Office Depot and Target.All of the companies in Group A were in the Fortune 500 in 1955, but not in 2017.All of the companies in Group B were in the Fortune 500 in both 1955 and 2017.All of the companies in Group C were in the Fortune 500 in...
  • Harvey Silverglate: Beware of Robert Mueller

    10/21/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    The fabricated "Russian collusion" meme, cooked up by a bitter and vindictive Hillary Clinton after her stunning and thoroughly deserved loss in last fall's presidential election, is likely to have no end other than soiling many, many reputations: Is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, appointed in mid-May to lead the investigation into suspected ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and various shady (aren’t they all?) Russian officials, the choirboy that he’s being touted to be, or is he more akin to a modern-day Tomas de Torquemada, the Castilian Dominican friar who was the first Grand Inquisitor in the 15th Century Spanish...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FROM ONE MEAN MOM ~ 22 October 2017

    10/21/2017 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 30 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
          FROM ONE MEAN MOM We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too. Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She...
  • Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of Kennedy assassination records

    10/21/2017 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies ^ | 10.21.17
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Subject to the receipt of further information," he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet (Oct. 21), "I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened." The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas....
  • NYT Reporter: Thumbs Up for 'Trenchant Satire' 'To Kill the President', Excuses Lefty Hate

    10/21/2017 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Clay Waters
    New York Times reporter Dan Bilefsky devoted a long review-interview in Saturday Arts to left-wing British journalist Jonathan Freedland’s "trenchant satire" novel about the assassinating of a president, “Trump Is Stranger Than Fiction.” He dutifully passed along the suggestion that such assassination porn was inevitable “when the top guy in the White House appears to be recklessly lurching toward global destruction....” Bilefsky, a foreign reporter for the paper, has previously blamed Brexit for hate crimes, but betrays no concern that this novel may provoke in similar fashion, and registers nothing objectionable about the epidemic of imagined presidential assassinations among liberal...
  • Nolte: Roger Goodell Fell for Mainstream Media’s Fake Reality and Destroyed NFL (Possibly Forever)

    10/21/2017 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2017
    When the first half of the 21st century is way back enough for a history to be written unencumbered by agenda, President Barack Obama will be remembered as the worst thing that ever happened to the Democrat Party. And to the NFL.* If you think that is a stretch, hear me out… Thanks to George W. Bush’s terrible second term, two unbelievably awful Republican opponents in John McCain and Mitt Romney, not to mention the charisma and impressive political skills as the most leftwing senator in the country, Barry O won two national elections and did so by impressive margins. The problem...
  • UK Authorities Not Prosecuting Islamic State Returnees to Avoid Creating a ‘Lost Generation’

    10/21/2017 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/17 | Jack Montgomery
    A senior government adviser has told the BBC that the authorities are not prosecuting many Islamic State volunteers, believing they should be reintegrated rather than punished. Max Hill QC, who acts as the government’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, told Radio 4 that “we do have a significant number [of Islamic State volunteers] already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria” — currently estimated at something over 400. “That means that the authorities have looked at them, and looked at them hard, and decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be...