Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Dan McDermott
133,076 followers -
Host of Google Plus Week
Host of Google Plus Week

133,076 followers
About
Dan's interests
View all
Dan's posts

Post has attachment
Video: President Trump delivers major speech at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Excerpts:

We are adopting a principled realism, rooted in common values and shared interests.
Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention.
--------
Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.
---------
America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all.
Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.
---------
But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong – and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.
Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.
America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security.
But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.
---------
This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.
This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.
This is a battle between good and evil.

---------

That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.

Post has attachment
Am I missing something or does this seem like an unfair hit job? He had footnotes for all of the quotes but didn't use the proper punctuation? So he's a "plagiarist?"

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/05/politics/sheriff-clarke-plagiarism/
Photo

Post has attachment
Current temperature in Riyadh. I hope the Trumps brought a sweater. Going to be a chilly 84°F tonight.
Photo

Post has attachment
FAA Rules on Recreational Drone Registry Struck Down

Appeals court finds agency lacked authority to require registration

Post has attachment
New video of Turkish President Erdogan watching the recent melee in DC from across the street

(I had to click on the gear icon to switch to 1080p)

Post has attachment
lol "who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she did not want an article about porn to come up when people Google her name"

Post has attachment
National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster will brief the press this morning around 11:30 EDT

Post has attachment
Interesting: "Koch network opposes Sessions restart of War on Drugs"

Post has attachment
Accurate analysis: "Parallel universes: D.C. freaks; Trump Country shrugs"

Post has attachment
Live Video: President Trump speaks at Liberty University's Commencement in Lynchburg, Va. at 10am
Wait while more posts are being loaded