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libertariantimes:

Government threatened Foley family before son’s execution
After a series of recent interviews, members of the Foley family have said the government threatened to prosecute their family if they had raised and paid the money for the ransom sought for the life of their son, James Foley.
According to ABC News, Diane Foley, the mother of James, said they were threatened with lawsuits multiple times if they had gone through with paying the ransom. “We were told that several times and we took it as a threat and it was appalling.”
Diane then said a highly decorated military officer, who serves on the National Security Council, came to their house to warn them about the pending prosecutions.
“Three times he intimidated us with that message,” said Diane. “We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted. We knew we had to save our son, we had to try.”
Ben Swann

libertariantimes:

Government threatened Foley family before son’s execution

After a series of recent interviews, members of the Foley family have said the government threatened to prosecute their family if they had raised and paid the money for the ransom sought for the life of their son, James Foley.

According to ABC News, Diane Foley, the mother of James, said they were threatened with lawsuits multiple times if they had gone through with paying the ransom. “We were told that several times and we took it as a threat and it was appalling.”

Diane then said a highly decorated military officer, who serves on the National Security Council, came to their house to warn them about the pending prosecutions.

“Three times he intimidated us with that message,” said Diane. “We were horrified he would say that. He just told us we would be prosecuted. We knew we had to save our son, we had to try.”

Ben Swann

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What Obama Didn’t Say

newyorker:

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Philip Gourevitch examines Obama’s speech on ISIS:

“He said that he’d consulted with Congress about taking the war to ISIS, but he did not say what that meant. He allowed that it’s always better to have congressional support, but he did not say that he would defer at any formal level to congressional approval or authorization (which may be fine with Congress).”

Photograph by Saul Loeb/Bloomberg/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com, via journolist)

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thebookcatalyst:

Now we see a bookworms natural habitat. Be careful! You don’t want to wake up the bookworm, for her endless ranting and non-controllable fountain of feels have the power to annoy 📚 (at Starbucks - Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu)

thebookcatalyst:

Now we see a bookworms natural habitat. Be careful! You don’t want to wake up the bookworm, for her endless ranting and non-controllable fountain of feels have the power to annoy 📚 (at Starbucks - Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu)

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allinom:

I’m all about unforgiving and hating and holding grudges because it keeps me safe and mentally healthy and I don’t care about your stupid feel-good quotes about forgiving everyone everywhere always so you can take your feel-good emotionally manipulative apologist bullshit and shove it 

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