A Syrian rebel group supported by the U.S. government, Harakat Hazzm, was pushed out of its headquarters on the border of Turkey and Syria on Friday, and lost control of one of the only two open border crossings between the two countries. The area around the Bab al-Hawa crossing, in northwestern Syria on the road to Aleppo, was taken over by rebel groups linked to extremist factions such as Jabhat al-Nusra, the official al Qaeda offshoot in the country. That will make it easier for foreign extremist fighters to travel into Syria. Continue reading “US-Backed Syrian Rebels Are Overrun, Pushed Out Of Turkey Border Crossings”
China’s education minister on Friday ordered the country’s colleges and universities to ban textbooks that promote “western values,” a phrase that often refers to democracy and human rights.
Yuan Guiren told a higher education forum that Chinese institutions should take steps to protect their “political integrity,” and “never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” official media reported. Continue reading “Chinese Universities Told to Ban ‘Western Textbooks,’ Grumbling From Classrooms”
A senior NATO official is scouting out prospective sites for a joint training center the alliance plans to establish in Georgia.
January 30 is the final day of NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow’s visit to the South Caucasus nation whose NATO aspirations were a chief cause of its five-day war with Russia in 2008. Continue reading “NATO Scouts Out Sites For Training Center In Georgia”
De Leon’s Blaine Garcia is about to put a whole new twist in the legends of Texas hog hunting after taking down a 790-pound boar hog this weekend about three miles north of his hometown.
Garcia, a Tarleton State University senior, is a long-time hog hunter, who up until this time hasn’t had a hog tip the scales at much more than 450 pounds. That all changed Friday, when Garcia sought the permission of Comanche County Commissioner Jimmy Dale Johnson to hunt his property. Continue reading “Hunters bag, tie 790-pound “BoarZilla” hog”
The first obligation of government is to ensure that society isn’t taken over by a satanic cult. Our government itself has been taken over. Freemasonry deliberately corrupts and subverts society and makes every non-Mason a second-class citizen.
In a seven-part series, first posted in 2010, Roger Barbour describes how this works at street level. Roger Barbour describes his “lifelong contest of wills with a very elusive foe.” Continue reading “My Lifelong Struggle With Freemasons”
Townhall season is in full swing, as elected morons are preparing for their sessions, and actually making some public appearances.
In Oregon, state senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and rep Mitch Greenlick want to criminalize being victim. As in, if someone steals your gun and uses it in a crime, you are held liable. When asked for clarification on this, they both emphatically state “YUP!” when asked if they want a parent thrown in jail if their child uses a gun in a crime. Continue reading “Watch These Gun Control Legislators Make Fools Of Themselves”
A Chinese company with a history of environmental problems in its home country is building a methanol plant in an area of Louisiana where cancer rates and other health problems are already high because of the activities of U.S. petrochemical companies in the area.
The methanol plant would be in St. James Parish, which is 90% African-American, and whose residents say they had no voice in the decision to locate the industrial facility near a high school, two churches and an assisted living facility for senior citizens. Continue reading “Chinese Firm Moves into Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley””
20 years ago, the MMR vaccine was found to infect virtually all of its recipients with measles. The manufacturer Merck’s own product warning links MMR to a potentially fatal form of brain inflammation caused by measles. Why is this evidence not being reported?
The phenomenon of measles infection spread by MMR (live measles-mumps-rubella vaccine) has been known for decades. In fact, 20 years ago, scientists working at the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases, funded by the WHO and the National Vaccine Program, discovered something truly disturbing about the MMR vaccine: it leads to detectable measles infection in the vast majority of those who receive it. Continue reading “The Vaccinated Spreading Measles: WHO, Merck, CDC Documents Confirm”
A 13-year-old Baltimore girl needed 10 stitches in her head after a police officer hit her with a baton in an altercation caught on video, WBAL-TV reported.
The video, released today, shows the encounter between the officer and the girl, identified as Diamond. A photograph taken after the incident last October shows a bandage on Diamond’s head and bloodstains on her Vanguard Middle School shirt. Two of her relatives, who also attend Vanguard, were also involved. The name of the officer involved in the incident has not been released. Continue reading “Baltimore girl left bleeding after officer attacks her with a baton”
The SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES was chartered in 1816 for a term of 20 years. The time limitation reflected the concerns of many in Congress about the concentration of financial power in a private corporation. The Bank of the United States was a depository for federal funds and paid national debts, but it was answerable only to its directors and stockholders and not to the electorate.
The supporters of a central bank were those involved in industrial and commercial ventures. They wanted a strong currency and central control of the economy. The opponents, principally agrarians, were distrustful of the federal government. The critical question — with whom would President Jackson side? Continue reading “The Age of Jackson – The War Against the Bank”
Every industry has its secrets – Disneyland doesn’t allow people to be pronounced dead on-premise, airline companies raise the price on their website every time you come back, and so on. There are also smaller secrets that are worth knowing and just might save you time and money. These secrets were collected from professionals in their respective industries. Continue reading “Professionals Confess Industry Secrets”
Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, but one of America’s most popular events has become much more than a simple sports game.
While the main attractions remain the football game, the halftime show, and the millions of dollars spent on creative commercials, not everything about the event is as fun to digest as a plate of fried food and ice-cold beer. Continue reading “Things you need you know about the Super Bowl that have nothing to do with football”
BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people’s ideas.
Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books — including children’s stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and science — into six pickup trucks. They left only Islamic texts. Continue reading “Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul”
NEW YORK – Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother’s home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he’d been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob.
Twenty-nine years later, the city has reached a $5 million settlement with Guido’s family in part of the fallout from one of the most stunning police corruption cases in New York history. Continue reading “NYC to pay $5 million to kin of man killed in ‘Mafia cops’ case; he was mistaken for mobster”
Religious persecution is not something that most Americans have personally experienced. While we may hear the odd snide remark about our religious group or be offended by the depiction of our faith in popular entertainment, we nevertheless experience an unsurpassed degree of religious freedom. We wake up each day with the ability to read our sacred texts, attend our religious services, and speak and write freely about our beliefs. While incidences of targeted religious hostilities do exist in the U.S., they are relatively few and far between. Continue reading “The forbidden Bible”
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.
The move came after the council urged heads of state to endorse the deployment of troops from five West African countries to fight the terror group, said the head of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, Samil Chergui. Continue reading “Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram”
The recent decisions by social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn to adopt user crowd-censoring strategies may be less than benevolent.
According to its recent announcement, Facebook will employ an algorithm, based ostensibly on the numbers of user-generated flags, to reduce or mitigate the distribution of stories flagged as “false.” In addition, Facebook has announced that stories flagged in this manner will contain notice that the story has been determined to contain false information. Continue reading “Social Media Giants Adopt ”Mob Rule” Tactics”