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Attendance at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Quran schools in decline

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:35:51 GMT

, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Attendance at Qur’anic schools, religious centers and mosques has declined in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, according to an official at the ministry of religious affairs. “Less learners have these days been seen visiting the Quran learning centers,” Mariwan Naqshbandi, spokesperson of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), told Rudaw He said that attendance at centers where students learn the Quran has declined by about 70 percent, and that the number of people visiting mosques and other religious centers has dropped by some 20 percent “Not only the Quran centers, but...

Wait. What? A University That Honors God and Country?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:59:27 GMT

A Christian university in the north Georgia mountains is taking a very public stand in affirmation of the U.S. Constitution and the belief that we are one nation under God. “We recognize the hand of God upon our country throughout our history,” said Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell University. The university, affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, recently held a celebration of faith and freedom featuring Fox News Channel host Oliver North and your friendly neighborhood commentator. It was one of the most incredible displays of patriotism I have seen in a long time — complete with a moving...

Corbyn's Labour Party is ashamed to say 'England' for fear of appealing to racists, a party report…

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:49:58 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is ashamed to say “England” for fear of appealing to racists, a damning party report says. The English Labour Network — set up by Labour moderate MPs — ordered a study to look at how to champion patriotism. But the group, which was founded last year, found that Labour is too scared to mention England, or celebrate St. George’s Day — which is today. The report warns: “Labour’s biggest single problem is we often don’t mention England even when talking about England.” It adds: “Some activists are uncertain about celebrating St. George’s Day or reflecting English...

Here come the Marines: More than 1,500 crack US troops slip into Darwin...

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:29:27 GMT

More than 1,500 United States Marines have slipped quietly into Darwin for their latest Australian deployment and are about to make a lot of noise. Elements of the 2018 Marine Rotational Force - Darwin (MRF-D) began arriving in the Top End without publicity earlier this month as the wet season in the Northern Territory ended. This year the force will include 1,587 Marines, eight MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, an artillery battery of six M777 howitzers and a number of fearsome UH-1Y Venom helicopters. Most of the troops have come from bases in Okinawa and California. All of them noticed the...

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:50:44 GMT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party’s primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:40:44 GMT

Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun. Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.

Some cases in the last month of concealed carry permit holders stopping attacks

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:31:00 GMT

The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying.

Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:18:40 GMT

Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy. Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder

'The Nation' Angered that 'Racist' Trump to Pardon Late African-American Boxing Champ

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:09:16 GMT

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin is livid that the man who occupies the White House, courtesy of the slave-holders who devised the electoral college, is getting the credit for pardoning Jack Johnson. The African-American Johnson was an early 20th century boxing champion who also served prison time for a criminal charge. Johnson (shown in photograph) was the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, from 1908-1915, the era of Jim Crow. He had dated and married white women, and in 1912, he was arrested for violating the Mann Act forbidding a person from transporting a woman across state lines for...

President ramps up personal cell phone use

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:49:25 GMT

President Donald Trump is increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers, multiple sources inside and outside the White House told CNN, as Trump returns to the free-wheeling mode of operation that characterized the earliest days of his administration.

Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:46:27 GMT

Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.

Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:43:01 GMT

A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.

Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:37:27 GMT

The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party thatÂ’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. ItÂ’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if youÂ’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...

What we know about Alek Minassian, alleged driver in deadly Toronto van attack

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:25:51 GMT

... At a news conference Monday night, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders declined to provide a motive, saying officials were still investigating. But he said the driver's actions "definitely looked deliberate." Yet one possible explanation has emerged online that suggests Minassian was angry over being rebuffed by women.

Supreme Court justices to weigh in on Trump’s powers with travel ban case

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:56:47 GMT

Much of president’s agenda is riding on outcome of caseWhat the Supreme Court does with President Trump’s travel ban case, which reaches the justices this week, is likely to determine whether courts across the country give him the usual deference due a president and allow him leeway to pursue his immigration crackdown — or whether they join the anti-Trump resistance determined to thwart him at every turn. From battles in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania over sanctuary cities, to illegal immigrant teens gaining abortion rights, to the border wall, to Mr. Trump’s attempts to limit some paths to legal immigration and...

Finland ends universal basic income experiment

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:53:07 GMT

inland has decided to end its experiment with a universal basic income, in which people are paid an unconditional salary by the state instead of benefits. The idea of a universal basic income has high-profile champions such as Richard Branson, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the Finnish government's enthusiasm for a pilot scheme, a European first which garnered worldwide attention, is petering out. Calls for extra funding for it were rejected and the two year trial will not be extended after next year.

Claire McCaskill Immediately Blamed (bleeping) Russians’ for Clinton Election Loss

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:24:58 GMT

The very same McCaskill has called DNC lawsuit on Russian election meddling a 'silly distraction'

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) immediately blamed the "f*cking Russians" for Hillary Clinton's loss.

The comment is revealed in Russian Roulette, a book released last month recounts the efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 election. The reporters say McCaskill was already blaming the Russians on Election Night.

'This YETI ain't ready:' SC man explodes YETI cooler after NRA said company severed ties

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:15:51 GMT

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A Hartsville man wasn’t happy when the popular cooler maker YETI appeared to cut ties with the National Rifle Association. So, he decided to take his frustration out on his YETI cooler by blowing it up. Bryan Atkinson posted a Facebook Live video to his page on Monday that shows him destroying a YETI cooler that was full of Tannerite, a brand of patented explosive targets. “There’s the famous YETI. There’s the famous 22 pounds of Tannerite. This YETI ain’t ready,” Atkinson said in the video. Two men load the cooler into a truck and take...

A Warning to my fellow Liberals

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:14:21 GMT

"Instead of open minds and lively debate, I found dogmatic progressive ideology and groupthink. One attendee told me that I, a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer, am “no better than Roger Ailes” because my company aggregates both liberal and conservative commentaries and thereby is “pushing a right-wing agenda.” Someone else said: “Trump supporters are so stupid . . . they think the tax bill was a good deal because they got back—what, a few thousand a year?” I don’t claim to have the answers. I am, after all, a card-carrying member of the liberal elite. I went to high school...

Carter Center Sued for Providing Support to Terrorists, Defrauding Taxpayers

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:11:25 GMT

The Trump administration is seeking the dismissal of a suit alleging the nonprofit helmed by former president Jimmy Carter has used taxpayer funding to provide material support to international terrorist groups, including Hamas. The Zionist Advocacy Center, which filed the recently unsealed suit in 2015, alleges the Carter Center received more than $30 million in taxpayer grants while violating federal statutes barring it from using the cash to provide material support to terror groups. The plaintiffs maintain the Carter Center has violated the law by hosting designated terrorists at is facilities, as well as by providing various forms of assistance...

Howard Dean Compares Trump’s Voter Base to Neo-Nazis Burning Swastikas

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:11:08 GMT

Howard Dean Compares Trump’s Voter Base to Neo-Nazis Burning Swastikas BY: Cameron Cawthorne April 23, 2018 8:33 pm Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean on Monday equated President Donald Trump's voter base to Neo-Nazis burning a swastika down in Georgia over the weekend. Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, quote-tweeted a tweet by women's rights activist Amy Siskind that included a link to an article about Neo-Nazis who gathered for a rally over the weekend in Newnan, Georgia. "Trump base voters," Dean tweeted. Trump base voters. — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 23, 2018 "The neo-Nazi rally on Saturday...

Harrington: The Media Spin Every Story to Hurt Trump ‘Just Because It’s Trump’

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:06:40 GMT

Washington Free Beacon writer Elizabeth Harrington said Monday on Fox Business that the media spin stories to hurt President Donald Trump "just because it's Trump," even if the news is beneficial to him. Harrington noted that after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced over the weekend that his country would halt its nuclear and missile tests ahead of a planned summit with Trump, the media praised Kim's negotiating rather than Trump's diplomacy. "They can't give Trump credit for anything," Harrington said. "If this was Obama, he would be getting the Nobel Peace Prize." "It is such a detriment to...

FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi ~ 24 April 2018

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:03:01 GMT

    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, MississippiKeesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The base is named in honor of aviator 2d Lt Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., a Mississippi native killed in France during the First World War. The base is home of Headquarters, Second Air Force (2 AF) and the 81st Training Wing (81 TW) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).The Second Air Force mission is to provide the best-trainined, combat-ready forces. To carry out...

DHS Describes Plan to Cut H-1B Outsourcing, Raise Graduates’ Salaries

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:52:20 GMT

President Donald Trump’s deputies are planning to shrink the H-1B program and force companies to pay higher wages to American graduates, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security. The huge H-1B outsourcing program — which now keeps a population of at least 460,000 non-immigrant foreign graduates in U.S. professional jobs — would be shrunk by narrowing the law’s definition of “specialty occupations,” according to the agency document provided to Breitbart News. The proposed change is huge, said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. “If Trump can get done what is in that letter, I think it will...

Vox: Abolish Midterm Elections After Trump's Exit

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:46:53 GMT

Dylan Matthews provides yet more proof why nobody should ever treat Vox as a serious publication. In the past this Vox writer suggested we ditch the U.S. Constitution for a parliamentary system of government, get rid of the U.S. Senate, and opined about how American Independence in 1776 was a "monumental mistake." In his latest incarnation of bringing down the American system of government, Matthews pretends to moderate his demands by suggesting that after President Donald Trump is removed for office that the Electoral College and midterm elections be abolished. He presents his latest far left fantasy dripping with disdain for...