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Friday, November 27, 2015


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´They knew the exact time and the exact place´:
Putin accuses US of leaking flight path of doomed
jet to Turkey... as his fearsome anti- aircraft missiles
roll into Syria

"You know, it´s a pretty sad day when I believe the
Russian president over the US president. But that day
has come. Shameful." - LDotter: "oldbuffalo."
Obama says Syrian refugees are America’s modern-
day pilgrims

Somebody should send Obama a copy of "Rush Revere
and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with
Exceptional Americans" for Christmas.
The Democrats´ Boutique Issues
Knowing your enemy is not enough. Keeping them out of
elected office is a good start.
Refugee crisis: Sweden´s deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson
cries as she announces U-turn on asylum policy

Asa Romson should have saved her tears for the aftermath of
their inane liberal immigration policies. France has.
Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family
Black Lives Matter seem to only respond within their gang
communities when there is a possible payday.
White House fence jumper detained
The White House is becoming a metaphor for our borders
under Obama's reign.
Turkish military says did not know downed jet was Russian
Make no mistake. Obama is allowing the Middle East to
slip into WWIII.
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

Latest Articles

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The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth
Wall Street Journal, by Eric Metaxas    Original Article
Posted By: Moritz55- 11/27/2015 2:19:21 AM     Post Reply
The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that, to escape religious persecution, the Pilgrims sailed to the New World, landing at Plymouth Rock in

Bipartisan effort grows
to toughen visa waivers
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/27/2015 12:49:09 AM     Post Reply
Visa waivers are the next likely target for a Congress trying to prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. — and a surprising bipartisan consensus is developing about the need to tighten the laws. The Obama administration, usually eager to act on its own, says it has reached the limits of its powers and has invited Congress to weigh in and require more scrutiny of travelers from the 38 countries whose citizens don’t need visas to enter the U.S. Both Democrats and Republicans are offering proposals to fix what one of them, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on

Trump denies mocking
journalist who has
disability, demands an apology
Washington Post, by Jose A. DelReal    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/27/2015 12:38:54 AM     Post Reply
A day after he was widely rebuked for mocking a reporter with a physical disability, business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he had done so and accused the reporter of “using his disability to grandstand.” Trump also demanded an apology from the New York Times, the reporter’s employer, which earlier in the week issued a statement condemning Trump for ridiculing “the appearance of one of our reporters.” The incident occurred Tuesday at a rally in South Carolina, as Trump was defending his recent claim that he had witnessed thousands of Muslims cheering in New



FBI using elite surveillance
teams to track at least
48 high risk ISIS suspects
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 11/27/2015 12:27:40 AM     Post Reply
With as many as 1000 active cases, Fox News has learned at least 48 ISIS suspects are considered so high risk that the FBI is using its elite tracking squads known as the mobile surveillance teams or MST to track them domestically. “There is a very significant number of people that are on suspicious watch lists, under surveillance," Republican Senator Dan Coats said. Coats, who sits on the Select Committee on Intelligence, would not comment on specifics, but said the around the clock surveillance is a major commitment for the bureau. "The FBI together with law enforcement agencies across the

´They knew the exact time and the
exact place´: Putin accuses US of
leaking flight path of doomed jet
to Turkey... as his fearsome anti-
aircraft missiles roll into Syria
Daily Mail [UK], by Corey Charlton    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/26/2015 11:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of being complicit in the destruction of its military jet two days ago - suggesting the Americans knew exactly when and where it was travelling. In a press conference at the Kremlin tonight, Putin said the Russians had given prior information to the U.S. of the flight path of the plane - but the U.S. had ´leaked´ the information to Turkey. (Snip) Putin told gathered media: ´The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes´ flights, and we were hit exactly there and

Obama says Syrian refugees are
America’s modern-day pilgrims
New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 10:41:47 PM     Post Reply
Washington — President Obama compared the Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS to pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower during his Thanksgiving radio address. Since the Paris terrorist attacks Republicans have demanded America shut its doors to Syrian refugees over fear they could be terrorists. But Obama said refugees receive “the highest security checks of anyone traveling to the United States” and reminded Americas of the spirit of Thanksgiving. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves

Saudi Arabia ´to execute more
than 50 convicted of terrorism´
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 10:36:33 PM     Post Reply
Amnesty International has expressed alarm at reports that the authorities in Saudi Arabia are planning to execute dozens of people in a single day. The newspaper Okaz said 55 people were awaiting execution for "terrorist crimes", while a now-deleted report by al-Riyadh said 52 would die soon. They are thought to include Shia who took part in anti-government protests. Amnesty said that given the spike in executions this year, it had no option but to take the reports very seriously. The group believes at least 151 people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year - the highest recorded figure since 1995.



Trump Vs the "Establishment" - He´s
Got ´em Right where He Want´s ´em -
Stammering, Stuttering and Lost...
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: Pinchem- 11/26/2015 10:36:12 PM     Post Reply
The Washington Post writes about how the traditional influenciers of all things republican are choosing to back away from prior plans to attack Donald Trump. […] The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not gearing up to attack Trump either. And major Republican donors, such as hedge-fund manager Paul Singer and the Ricketts family, have shown no interest in

Hollande, Putin agree to work more
closely to combat Islamic State in Syria
Reuters, by Elizabeth Pineau & Denis Pinchuk    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 10:25:02 PM     Post Reply
France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin. However, the two men remained at odds over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Russia whom Western and Sunni Arab countries blame for Syria´s nearly five-year civil war and want removed from power. Speaking after a working dinner in the Kremlin with Putin, Hollande said they had agreed to target only Islamic State and similar jihadi groups in Syria.

After Paris I Understand
Winston Churchill´s Relief
American Thinker, by Christopher Chantrill    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 11/26/2015 10:17:26 PM     Post Reply
When everyone was emoting about the Paris massacres last week, I am afraid I did not join in. This is war, after all: what do people expect? When you have a war and one side is militarily weak, it tends to use terror as a weapon, because it’s the only way to show it is not weak, not really, but strong! We in the West are rather irritated by the War on Terror, or whatever it gets to be called this week. We like to think that the questions of the modern age -- democracy and tolerance and cities and trusting

Turkish military says did not
know downed jet was Russian
Agence France-Presse, by Maria Panina with Dilay Gundogan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/26/2015 10:09:58 PM     Post Reply
Moscow - Turkey´s military said it did not know the warplane it shot down on the Syrian border was Russian, adding that it was ready for "all kinds of cooperation" after Moscow called the incident a "planned provocation". In a statement issued after tensions surged between Ankara and Moscow, the Turkish armed forces said they had made significant efforts to find and rescue the two pilots after shooting down the jet on Tuesday. The sole surviving pilot said he had received no warning and the aircraft did not violate Turkish air space, prompting the Turkish army to release


China Retools Its Military With a
First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti
New York Times, by Jane Perlez & Chris Buckley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 10:06:28 PM     Post Reply
Beijing - China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad. The outpost, in the East African nation of Djibouti, breaks with Beijing’s longstanding policy against emulating the United States in building military facilities abroad. The Foreign Ministry refrained from describing the new installation as a military base, saying it would be used to resupply Chinese Navy ships that have been participating in United Nations antipiracy missions. Yet by establishing an outpost in the

The Democrats´ Boutique Issues
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 11/26/2015 9:57:37 PM     Post Reply
When Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Keystone pipeline from Canada, she said climate change was the reason. In the first Democratic presidential debate (CNN), Martin O’Malley listed the greatest national security threats to America as nuclear Iran, ISIS, and “climate change, of course.” And in the second Democratic debate (CBS)—it was the day after the Paris terrorist attacks—Bernie Sanders insisted climate change “is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” These comments were disingenuous (Clinton), exaggerated (O’Malley), and absurd (Sanders). But there was another problem,

Niger says Boko Haram Gunmen
Kill 18 in Border Village
NBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 9:56:58 PM     Post Reply
Naimey - Niger´s government said on Thursday that Boko Haram militants killed 18 people, including a local religious leader, in an attack on a village in Niger´s southern border area of Diffa on the Nigerian border. The Islamist militants rarely claim attacks but they are based in the north of Nigeria and often launch cross border attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The gunmen arrived in the village of Gogone near the shores of Lake Chad on foot and fired indiscriminately on residents and attacked their homes, security sources said. They also fired rockets in the attack, the sources said. "Boko Haram has once again sent us into mourning,"

Chinese Reporter Freed After
Pleading Guilty in Secrets Case
Bloomberg News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 9:49:25 PM     Post Reply
A Chinese journalist whose conviction for leaking secrets drew an international outcry has been released on medical parole after agreeing to quit fighting the charges and plead guilty. Gao Yu, 71, was freed by Beijing’s Third Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday after an appeals court reduced her sentence to five years from seven years, according to her lawyers and the official Xinhua News Agency. The moves followed Gao’s decision to plead guilty during an appeal of the verdict handed down in April, said Mo Shaoping, one of her lawyers. She spent more than a year in custody. "Allowing Gao to serve a reduced sentence outside



Farm recalls produce in Costco
chicken salad linked to E. coli outbreak
CBS News & Associated Press, by Justin Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 9:42:12 PM     Post Reply
San Francisco - A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, has recalled a mix of diced celery and onion used in Costco chicken salad and other foods containing celery "out of an abundance of caution," the FDA said in a statement. The foods range from Thai-style salads to celery sticks and are sold at Costco, Target, Starbucks and many other outlets, the FDA said.

Teen killed by Chicago officer
had broken, troubled family
Associated Press, by Michael Tarm & Sara Burnett    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/26/2015 8:26:31 PM     Post Reply
CHICAGO- A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives´ homes and foster care from the time he was 3. Laquan McDonald, whose name demonstrators have shouted for two days and will shout again during a planned rally to disrupt the city´s famed Magnificent Mile shopping corridor Friday, lived a troubled, disadvantaged life and had at least one previous brush with the law. School officials and the McDonald family lawyer say there were signs Laquan was trying to get his

Donald Trump: ´There´s So Much
Love in the Room´
American Thinker, by Deborah C. Tyler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/26/2015 7:20:09 PM     Post Reply
The big-time kibbitzer from Queens with the beautiful kids closed his rally last night at the Myrtle Beach convention center explaining why he has no fear speaking to tens of thousands of people: “There´s so much love in the room.” Trump shrugs, schmoozes and throws in a little WWF, getting the crowd to shake their fists at the CNN cameras. But it became clear why he is satisfied to write off Obama´s stupendous disloyalty to America as mere stupidity. Trump is not interested in the darker motives of his opponents. What Trump is saying with a guileless grandiosity that only

´It was a massacre´: Native Americans reveal
how they Really feel about Thanksgiving
and its stereotypes, branding Christopher
Columbus ´the first terrorist in America´
Daily Mail (UK), by Erica Tempesta & Valerie Siebert    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/26/2015 7:12:53 PM     Post Reply
The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of Cut.com´s One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the ´redskins´ is an ´offensive´ and ´racist´ term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to

1943: A Bloody Thanksgiving
in the Pacific
Daily Signal, by Hans von Spakovsky    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/26/2015 5:57:35 PM     Post Reply
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, take a moment to remember the many Americans who gave their last full measure 72 years ago in the attack on the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. Almost two years after Pearl Harbor, the assault by the 2nd Marine Division on a Japanese-held stronghold started on Nov. 20, 1943, five days before Thanksgiving. In a brutal three-day battle, over 1,000 Americans were killed, and almost 2,300 were wounded. In proportion to the forces engaged, it may have been one of the most costly battles in U.S. military history, with as many casualties suffered in three


Obama Thanksgiving Address: Syrian
Refugees Are Just Like Pilgrims
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/26/2015 5:48:48 PM     Post Reply
President Obama delivered his Thanksgiving address this morning, including a political lecture on Syrian refugees. He told Americans that Syrian refugees were just like the pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower. “In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land,” he said. “Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story – and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need.” Obama reminded Americans to step back on Thanksgiving and remember that historically “we turn Lady

Refugee crisis: Sweden´s deputy
Prime Minister Asa Romson cries as
she announces U-turn on asylum policy
Independent [UK], by Heather Saul    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 5:13:55 PM     Post Reply
Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister broke down into tears as she announced the Government’s U-turn over the refugee crisis to reduce the number of people fleeing war and persecution from seeking asylum in Sweden. More than 190,000 refugees were expected to enter Sweden this year after the Government announced its open door policy in response to the refugee crisis. On Tuesday, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said this policy would be reduced to bring it in line with the EU minimum, meaning many would only be granted temporary residence permits. Mr Löfven said the country needed “respite” from accepting such a large intake

White House fence jumper detained
CNN, by Kevin Conlon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 5:07:08 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man after he jumped over a White House fence as the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving. The man, whose identity has not been released, breached a barricade before jumping over a fence on the North Lawn that was recently outfitted with 7-inch steel spikes to deter such acts. The jumper was almost immediately detained by Secret Service officers who had their guns drawn and were accompanied by K-9 units, according to two CNN photojournalists who witnessed the incident. They said he was carrying an envelope, had on a blue shirt and white pants and was

A Century Ago, Einstein’s Theory
of Relativity Changed Everything
New York Times, by Dennis Overbye    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 3:48:21 PM     Post Reply
Princeton, NJ - By the fall of 1915, Albert Einstein was a bit grumpy. And why not? Cheered on, to his disgust, by most of his Berlin colleagues, Germany had started a ruinous world war. He had split up with his wife, and she had decamped to Switzerland with his sons. He was living alone. A friend, Janos Plesch, once said, “He sleeps until he is awakened; he stays awake until he is told to go to bed; he will go hungry until he is given something to eat; and then he eats until he is stopped.” Worse, he had discovered a fatal flaw in his new theory of gravity, propounded with great fanfare only a couple of years before.

Germany ´to send reconnaissance jets to Syria´
Deutsche Welle [Germany], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/26/2015 2:49:03 PM     Post Reply
A defense expert from Angela Merkel´s Christian Democrats said on Thursday that Germany would send Tornado jets to provide reconnaissance assistance in the fight against the self-styled "Islamic State" (IS). Henning Otte, the CDU´s parliamentary defense spokesman, said Germany would become "a more active contributor than it is now." Germany has already promised to send 650 peacekeeping troops to Mali , relieving French troops fighting an Islamist insurgency in the former colony. Berlin also promised to strengthen its operations training anti-IS fighters in northern Iraq."We will not only strengthen the training mission in

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