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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris May 2, 2015. 17 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

Tags: senators, michigan, resolution, god, the

False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

Meet the Republican who is demanding that the government let poor people starve

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Sep 8, 2013. 2 Replies

The usual suspects.byJustin DoolittleFollow Stephen Fincher, a deranged Republican…Continue

Tags: the, poor, starve, we, fincher

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Comment by doone 16 hours ago

Trump Asks Iowa Crowd If He Should Let Non-Christians Stay At Rally

Key phrase - While the Republican nominee’s jocular tone suggested he wasn’t seriously suggesting throwing non-Christian attendees out of the event, he has made similarly off-color “jokes” before.

Comment by Chris on Tuesday

How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur? On Average, Every Day, Records Show

[In the U.S.]

Mass shootings in the U.S. are out of control. Unless someone from an Islamic country, or background commits the attrocity it's not called terrorism.

In 209 out of 336 days this year, at least one shooting left four or more people injured or dead in the United States, according to compilations of incidents derived from news reports.

See above link for more.

Comment by Stephen on Sunday

Global Terrorism Index: The state of terror around the world revealed

Report highlights the spike in terror deaths since the 2003 Iraq invasion

Global terrorism is at the highest level it has ever been and continues to rise at an “unprecedented pace”, a report has found.

The Global Terrorism Index measures the scale and impact of terror attacks across the world, and found that the number of deaths from such incidents had dramatically risen since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The statistical analysis was carried out by The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) prior to Friday’s attacks on Paris, but it nonetheless showed that the vast majority of deaths from terrorism occur in just five Muslim-majority countries  - Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

It said a total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 - an 80 per cent increase on the previous year.

The IEP said that since the start of the century, the number of people killed by terrorist attacks had increased nine-fold.

Presenting the IEP’s findings, executive chairman Steve Killelea said the spike in killings after 2003 highlights how “many of the countries suffering the most terrorism have also suffered from foreign military intervention”.

He said: “Although the ‘responsibility to  protect’ is  paramount,  caution  needs  to  be  taken  against  unwanted  consequences.

“I urge policymakers to use the findings of this report to help redefine tackling terrorism strategies and help shift focus towards peace.”

Of the 10 deadliest attacks recorded in 2014, half took place in Nigeria, of which all but one were perpetrated by the Boko Haram militant group.

The deadliest attack took place in the city of Badush in Iraq in June 20

The top 10 terror attacks in 2014

Isis carried out the two deadliest attacks last year, and Mr Killelea said the Paris attacks showed the group appeared to now be capable of launching “sophisticated and deadly attacks” in Europe.

The UK ranked 28th in the index - higher than the US, Iran and France, again prior to the Paris attacks.

And while the majority of the attacks recorded in the report were in Northern Ireland and involved the New IRA, Mr Killelea said Britain was hardly immune to a Paris-style incident.

“Terrorism is gaining momentum at an unprecedented pace,” he told the Press Association. “The Paris incident in many ways is a watershed within Europe.

“The UK certainly could be the victim of one of these types of attacks. We saw with al-Qaeda, its ability to be able to perform deadly attacks in London which brought the city to a standstill.

“However the UK, because of its border protection from being an island, makes it a lot harder for terrorists to get in.”


Comment by Stephen on September 17, 2016 at 7:09pm

What a piece of sh+t this man is and he might possible become the President of the USA

Comment by Stephen on September 17, 2016 at 7:04pm


Sorry stephen I tried to delete this because it didn't work, though the next one did.

I hope I didn't overstep my boundries.
The post I deleted wouldn't open.
The new one worked.

Learning more.

Perhaps I shouldn't edit posts. I just tried to delete the post you made that didn't open. I didn't realize that my comment would be under your name.



Comment by Stephen on September 17, 2016 at 6:46pm

Oh for crying out loud stupid Facebook again.

luvm English:
Whitewash, the old crime
The controversy of the naked girl's image removed from Face-book

Also Norway's Prime Minister published this picture on his Face-book page to see how the managers of the social network which is popular around the globe will react.
One of the most famous photographs of the Vietnam War in the Norwegian best selling newspaper Face-book page and Face-book's attempt to remove the controversial image has aroused a huge controversy, which eventually Face-book directors altered their previous decision and announced that they've made a mistake with regard to removing the image of the 9 -year-old naked girl who was from Vietnam.

According to Asr-e Iran, the disputed image is a famous photograph of the Vietnam War who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. This image dating back to 1972, shows the 9 -year-old girl fleeing from a village in Vietnam.

The village was bombed with napalm and as it is in the disputed image, several children are fleeing, including a 9 -year-old Vietnamese girl who is completely naked.

"Aftenposten" the Norwegian newspaper has published this picture on its Face-book page, but Face-book executives considered publishing Kids' naked picture to be child pornography, and measures were taken to remove the photograph by them.

After the establishment of wide turmoil over the issue and the critical letter by a Norwegian newspaper editor to Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Face-book ), Face-book announced that it has appreciated the global significance of this photo after extensive criticisms, and the release of the picture in the pages of this social network is permitted.

Comment by Chris on September 12, 2016 at 7:41am

This isn't the first time Amy Goodman has been arrested for reporting news.

I find it difficult to believe the U.S. is rated open to independent news. FYI Freedom of the Press report from 2015.

Obama Has Worst Record on Jailing Whistleblowers of Any US President

The U.S. has the least liked duolopoly (Republican and Democratic) candidates in my lifetime.

Where is Teddy Rosevelt when we need him for Anti-Trust laws to break up this (these) two groups (Democrats and Republicans) who have a strangle hold on U.S. government?

Proto-Fascist (The Don), or the Neo-Liberal (Hillary).

With the dulopoly the differences betwen the R's and D's isn't different enough to make a difference in changing the direction of the country.

Having said that I think Trump will start WWIII sooner than Hillary who will continue down the dark path of destibalizing the world which will just take longer.

Comment by Stephen on September 11, 2016 at 3:38pm

© Democracy Now! / YouTube

© Democracy Now! / YouTube

Arrest warrant for Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman over North Dakota pipeline protest

Democracy Now! journalist and producer Amy Goodman has been issued an arrest warrant for covering the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s North Dakota pipeline protests.

The Native American tribe and their supporters are protesting a proposed $3.8 billion Energy Transfer Partners pipeline, which would carry oil across four states, because of concerns that the 470,000 barrels of oil passing through their land each day could poison the water.

While reporting from the site of the protests last week, Goodman captured private security contractors using dogs and pepper spray on the demonstrators in a broadcast that went viral.

On Sunday, Goodman announced that she had received an arrest warrant for alleged criminal trespass during the protest. The misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 30 days’ imprisonment.

“This is an unacceptable violation of freedom of the press,” Goodman said in a statement on Sunday. “I was doing my job by covering pipeline guards unleashing dogs and pepper spray on Native American protesters.”

Democracy Now! is an independent news channel that has covered the Native-American-led protests in depth, capturing the clashes between private security and protesters and showing a man with bite marks and a dog with a bloody mouth.

Goodman’s arrest warrant was reportedly discovered by attorneys looking into the arrest of Red Warrior Camp protest organizer Cody Charles Hall, who was arrested for criminal trespass on Friday.

Thirty-eight people have been arrested at the protests, Native News Online reports.

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein also received an arrest warrant, along with her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, for scrawling graffiti on equipment during the protests.

Comment by Stephen on September 10, 2016 at 8:08pm

John Kasich Is An Anti-Atheist Bigot  

Comment by Chris on September 10, 2016 at 6:09am

FYI Freedom of the Press report from 2015

They write among other things as a sub title "Harsh Laws and Violence Drive Glogal Decline."

It's worth looking at if one is interested in accuracy in news reporting.


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