Both freedom and tyranny have a cost.
The difference is, freedom is up front about its costs.
Sorry but do female republicans know they’re female?
You just voted against YOURSELF getting higher pay.
-smacks your head-
Sorry followers for being a broken record…
The Paycheck Fairness Act does not create paycheck fairness. It ends up being detrimental to women.
Well my inhaler apparently now costs over $200 to get refilled. “Affordable Care” Act my ass.
I mean, I don’t really need to be able to breathe anyway…
THERE IS SO MUCH POLITICAL IGNORANCE ON THIS SITE THAT IT PHYSICALLY PAINS ME.
I feel you.
The jihadist terror group the Islamic State has adopted a wide variety of violent tactics to subdue and ultimately destroy minority populations in Syria and Iraq— from crucifixions to beheadings to the mass burning of symbols of Western “decadence.” But it is the group’s campaign of sexual…
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.
This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.
The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.
There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.
Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.
We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.
PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.
this website is very american-centric. please, we need to be heard. please pay attention.
this is a whole country’s FUTURE.
Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq as Obama Plays Golf
The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000.
ISIS captured Mosul in June, so Christians there fled to Qaraqosh, population 50,000. ISIS warned Christians in Mosul to leave by July 19th. The houses of Christians in Mosul were painted with the letter “N,” meaning Nasare, the Muslim word for Christians, which comes from Nazareth, Jesus’s hometown. Their property was confiscated, including jewelry and wedding rings – sometimes chopping off their fingers to get them. Their churches were bombed, which has been caught on video. Catholic Online has compiled some of the more graphic photos of the barbaric, torturous executions. Many Christians were crucified due to the humiliation of Christ’s crucifixion. There are reportedly no Christians left in Mosul.
Within the past few months, ISIS has taken over Fallujah, Tikrit, and Tel Afar in northern Iraq. Composed of radical Sunni Muslims, ISIS is also terrorizing Shia and some Kurdish Muslims. Besides eradicating Christians, its goals include removing the Shia Muslim population. Next, it is going after certain Kurdish Muslims, marching toward Erbil, the Kurdish capital of Iraq.
"All I hear is silence,” says Father George, an Assyrian priest struggling to take care of 40 families that have registered at his church so far. “Where are the States? Where is the UN? Until now, they have done nothing!” This is all happening because the U.S. and others have backed away. If a Republican had been in the Oval Office instead of Obama, these killings would have been drastically halted.
Dick and Lynne Cheney wrote, “On a trip to the Middle East this spring, we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, ‘Can you please explain what your president is doing?’ ‘Why is he walking away?’ ‘Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?’ ‘Why is he abandoning your friends?’ ‘Why is he doing deals with your enemies?’”
Instead, in January, Obama joked about ISIS, analogizing it to a junior varsity basketball team. ISIS is considered the successor to al Qaeda, and it doesn’t appear to be any less bloodthirsty than al Qaeda. In fact, the opposite is true. Al Qaeda disavowed any ties with ISIS in February, citing its barbaric methods. As did al Qaeda, ISIS emerged from the Muslim Brotherhood. Its goal is to establish a totalitarian Islamic theocracy with sharia law, and remove all borders between Middle Eastern countries.
ISIS is very savvy with technology. Its social media capabilities have been described as “probably more sophisticated than [that of] most US companies.” It has more assets than any jihadist group in the world, with assets worth $2 billion. About three quarters of this was reportedly seized from capturing Mosul, much of it stolen from banks. Other income comes from extorting truck drivers and threatening to blow up businesses.
ISIS continues to capture and use weapons, including surface-to-air Stinger missiles, M198 Howitzers, DShK guns mounted on trucks, anti-aircraft guns, self-propelled guns and at least one Scud missile. In Mosul, it seized UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and nuclear materials.
Finally, on Thursday, Obama authorized air strikes. At the same time, he said U.S. combat troops would not return. “As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be drawn into fighting another war in Iraq,” Obama said. Fortunately, several countries, including France, are allowing asylum to fleeing Christians and non-Sunni Muslims.
So much for Obama claiming he ended the war in Iraq and took out al Qaeda’s bin Laden. You can win the war thanks to your predecessors’ aggressive approach, but lose everything later by disengaging and sending the terrorists mixed messages.
This is the beginning of the end for Christians in the Middle East. Christians know it; the Bible predicts things will get worse for Christians and Jews toward the end times, not better. Andrew White, Anglican Vicar in Baghdad, said: “It looks as if the end could be very near” for Christians in Iraq.
The fact that ISIS cannot get along with Shia and some Kurdish Muslims speaks volumes. Christians get along with hundreds, if not thousands, of different denominations today without killing each other by the thousands. Radical Islam is a drastic threat today to Christians, Jews and other less radical Muslims, and until it can be contained, the brutality is just going to increase.
Where is America in all of this? Has our own moral relativism deadened us to the difference between good and evil, so that we no longer distinguish between them, and no longer respond? As it says in Lamentations 1:12, “Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by?” When Obama blithely pulled out of Iraq, refusing to give aid to the Kurds (who are now providing refuge for the “least of these” Christians), and left everything in the hands of an unpopular, weak Prime Minister Malaki, he left the minority Christians with no protection. A few air strikes will have little effect on a threat this serious. ISIS has become emboldened, and has specifically said it intends to continue conquering. Who will it torture and murder next, U.S. embassies in the Middle East? Adjoining European countries, precipitating the next World War?
Let me talk about this. ISIS is doing this to about EVERYONE who doesn’t support them. The leader has literally declared himself the Caliph, which technically means, if you recognize him as such, Muslims MUST fight for him. It’s fucked up and, until recently, Maliki wasn’t doing anything about it. This is the same Maliki who the US ~supported~ as prime minister, continued to support as his public approval fell to basically 0, and insiders advised the president against it. It’s terrifying because I went to a talk with a Commandant of the Marines who was present during the removal of American troops and all he really has to say about it was, “We had so much hope.” And this isn’t just in Iraq.
Here’s a great article just to realize how huge they really are.
where the hell are all the notes
Oh haven’t you heard?
Tumblr HATES Christians.
Because of how ridiculously America-centric they are and how ignorant they are of not only history, but what it’s like where Whites/Men/Christians AREN’T the oppressors.
While we should focus on what ISIS is doing to Christians and other people who don’t support them, don’t turn this into an attack on the President. He, directly, can’t do much. He’s approved of air strikes on ISIS facilities, and is planning strategies to fight them. It’s not him prioritizing golf above human rights violations, it’s just that these things cannot happen instantly.
This kind of stuff is so messed up and makes my blood boil.
This didn’t happen overnight. Obama waited to respond because he has no idea what he’s doing and didn’t care to make this an issue until it got attention in the US.
Today is the day for Scotland. Voting is underway, and we should know the results in a few hours.
Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.
The question on the ballot paper is simplicity itself: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Yet it has divided Scots during months of campaigning, and polls suggest the result is too close to call.
A final Ipsos MORI poll released Thursday put support for the No side at 53 percent and Yes at 47 percent. The phone survey of 991 people has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
Until recently, polls suggested as many as one in five voters was undecided, but that number has shrunk dramatically. In the latest poll, only 4 percent remained uncertain how they would vote.
Voters lined up outside some polling stations even before they opened at 7 a.m., and on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, there was a quiet thrum of excitement at history unfolding — an electric mood tinged with nervousness.
The future of the 307-year-old union with England will be decided in 15 hours on Thursday; polls close at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT, 5 p.m. EDT). Turnout is expected to be high, with more than 4.2 million people registered to vote — 97 percent of those eligible. Citizens and residents as young as 16 can vote.
Throughout the investigation into the 9-11 terror attack on the US facility in Benghazi, the question has often been asked, “Why didn’t this consulate have the same security that every other US consulate has?” Well, we have our answer, and it makes the Hillary Clinton State Department look…
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Kentucky man running for U.S. senate has campaign slogan: ‘With Jews We Lose,” and calls blacks ‘savages in a white nation.’
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Most people run for political office because…
What would you do if somebody came crawling through your window at 5:30 in the morning? I can speak for myself: this armed citizen would have opened fire and asked questions later. My family are too valuable to take any chances.
A Texas man who did just that now faces the death penalty after…
This is terrible news indeed
A third British hostage has appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video just a day after more than 100 Muslim leaders pleaded with the terror group to release another UK aid worker.
The video, which has not been independently verified, has been reported by other news organisations, but MailOnline has chosen not to identify the hostage or what he says.
The footage is markedly different to recent videos released by the jihadi militants in recent weeks.
Appearing to read from a script, the man speaks calmly while sitting behind a desk in a darkened room.
It comes just a day after more than 100 Muslim leaders signed a statement begging the jihadi group to release British aid worker Alan Henning.
The Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against the group in Iraq.
Mr Henning is currently facing death at the hands of ISIS’s British executioner ‘Jihadi John’ and was paraded before the cameras in a video of fellow hostage David Haines’s murder.