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  • Arkansas Gun Range Is 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    10/01/2014 2:04:41 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Jason Devaney
    The owner of an Arkansas gun range has banned Muslims from visiting her facility. Calling it a "Muslim-free zone," Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Ark., said she will no longer allow Muslims on the premises. "Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from her website. Several media outlets reported on the post before it was deleted, including The Blaze. Morgan cited...
  • In Praise of Benjamin Netanyahu

    10/01/2014 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan
    PJ Media ^ | 30 sep 2014 | Roger Simon
    ...This man, whatever his failings, is better able to articulate the global situation than any political leader currently in a position of power in any country by yards. In fact, virtually no one else is even attempting to do it. (Tony Blair did for a while before he turned, but he’s not in Bibi’s league.) Netanyahu may not be Churchill when it comes to courage, but he is Churchill, or close, when it comes to a precise mastery of the English language, ironic since he is the prime minister of a Hebrew-speaking nation. He is able to tell the truth...
  • Nigeria’s outbreak grew from a single airport case (Nigeria's action contain outbreak)

    10/01/2014 1:17:48 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | September 30, 2014 | Donald. G. McNeil, Jr
    Nigeria’s outbreak grew from a single airport case, while in the three other countries the disease smoldered for months in remote rain-forest provinces and spread widely before a serious response was mounted. Ebola, Dr. Frieden said, “won’t blow over — you have to make a rapid, intense effort.” While the danger in Nigeria is not over, the health minister, Dr. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said in a telephone interview that his country was now better prepared, with six laboratories able to make diagnoses and response teams and isolation wards ready in every major state. After the first patient — a dying Liberian-American...
  • Today's Toons 10/1/14

    10/01/2014 1:13:02 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/1/14 | pookie18
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  • City starts beer for alcoholics project (Essen, Germany)

    10/01/2014 12:45:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Oct 2014 08:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A city in western Germany will start a controversial project on Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash. Social workers will closely oversee the project dubbed “Pick Up” in a dilapidated area around the central railway station of the industrial city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. An initial six people will sweep streets and collect garbage in return for €1.25 per hour, a warm meal and three bottles of beer after their shift, as well as tobacco for smokers. …
  • Thad Cochran:41 yrs in office: $11 mil dollars: Barely walks, barely talks

    10/01/2014 12:04:23 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 18 replies
    Midsouthsentinel.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Mid-South Sentinel
    Finally, after much ado, ok not really much ado...it gets started and the 1st gentlemen that speaks mentions some of Thad's accomplishments so here goes... •Some 2-lane road that was an accident waiting to happen he brought 5 millions dollars to the state to make it bigger and stuff and.... •I-269 International Trade Corridor that will connect to Collierville...and some other neat stuff I wasn't really paying attention to and we should help Thad Cochran to keep helping us ...you know, bring home the federal dollars which is why the GOP spent every penny they could muster to keep the...
  • Expert: China Could Put US Orbiting Assets at Risk

    09/30/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 03:59 PM | Sean Piccoli
    A growing Chinese military space program could put America’s orbiting assets at risk, especially now that China has demonstrated the ability to knock out satellites, says a professor of international affairs. China's anti-satellite weaponry is a concern because the United States is “much more reliant on satellite technology than any other nation,” for everything from telecommunications to guided missiles, Mariel Borowitz of Georgia Tech told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Tuesday. …
  • Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)

    09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy
    A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. “He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...
  • Brookings Analysis: 37 Percent of Dem Candidates Avoiding Obamacare

    09/30/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 06:20 PM | Cathy Burke
    Health care is a hot topic on the campaign trial for both parties, but 37 percent of Democrats running for Congress don’t even bring up the subject of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, a Brookings Institution analysis has found. The study of 1,662 candidates running in House and Senate primaries also found just 25.5 percent of Democratic candidates were willing to offer even lukewarm support of the Affordable Care Act.Republican candidates, on the other hand, were adamantly opposed, with 73.8 percent favoring repeal of Obamacare, the study found. …
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • John Boehner: ‘Very Few’ Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: “I just don’t think it’s necessary.” Boehner’s optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehner’s leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline

    09/30/2014 10:36:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 29, 2014 | STEPHANIE ARMOUR
    Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline At Risk of Losing or Having to Pay Back Health Insurance Subsidies from Affordable Care Act By STEPHANIE ARMOUR Updated Sept. 29, 2014 Americans in the hundreds of thousands may lose or have to pay back health insurance subsidies from Obamacare if they don't meet a Tuesday deadline. WASHINGTON—Hundreds of thousands of Americans face a Tuesday deadline to verify their income and are at risk of losing or having to pay back their federal health-insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The need for people to pay back the government could become...
  • Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop....

    09/30/2014 10:30:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    mail online ^ | Belinda Robinson For Mail Online
    FULL TITLE: Thug punches 80-year-old man in the face after he politely asked him to stop cursing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida A man has been arrested after he punched an elderly man in the face for asking him to stop swearing inside an Applebee's restaurant in Florida. Mikie Dominic Sawyer, 26, was saying a string of expletives at the bar in the Dunlawton Avenue Applebee's in Port Orange when 80-year-old Harry Sander approached him and asked him to stop. According to police, Sander politely asked Sawyer to stop using the 'F' word and to stop talking so loudly...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • 3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22

    09/30/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2014, 7:53 PM|Reporting from Mexico City
    <p>The army had initially portrayed the killings in Tlatlaya, Mexico, on June 30 as part of a fierce gun battle. But investigations by journalists, starting with the Associated Press, revealed no signs of an extended fight and, instead, showed indications that the gunmen might have been killed one by one.</p>
  • Oil swoons below $95

    09/30/2014 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    alarabiya, Reuters ^ | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Staff
    World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012... the U.S. dollar rose.
  • Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

    09/30/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | 9-30-14 | Craig Dellimore
    P resident Barack Obama was expected to fly home to Chicago on Wednesday, to help boost Gov. Pat Quinn’s bid for re-election. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to that,” Quinn said. “I’m a good friend of President Obama, and he’s a good friend of mine. He’s helped me in the last election, and I really need his help now. I’m really grateful that he’s coming...
  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Subaru and Scion beat competition with most traffic tickets

    09/30/2014 9:54:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 9-30-14 | Robert Duffer
    Certain cars attract certain drivers. Owners of the turbocharged all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX get more tickets than any other car, with one in every three owners reporting a traffic violation in the past three years, according to a recent study by Insurance.com. “The fact that you have a WRX is not causing you to get a ticket,” explains Des Toups, Managing Editor of the insurance shopping site. “You are.” Owners of the Pontiac GTO, Scion FR-S, Toyota Supra and Subaru Tribeca rounded out the top five spots. The data was based on info provided by 557,238 drivers shopping for car insurance...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • WATCH: Iraqi TV satire features Satan and his Jewish bride giving birth to Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:40:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9-30-14 | by Haaretz
    Fighting fire with satire seems to be the approach of Iraqi state television in producing a comedy series aimed to make fun of, and reduce people's fear of, Islamic State. But the trailer for the "State of Superstition" program caused enough controversy to prompt the producers to reshoot it, reports say. In light of Islamic State's massive show of violence through its videos of beheadings, the show was designed to "remove this phobia that has taken root in a lot of people’s minds," the program's chief supervisor, Thaer Jiyad, told AFP. The trailer for the show involves a cowboy, who...
  • AWOL Afghans Exploited Security Breakdown

    09/30/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White House “fence-jumper” story to be buried. But then we found out he didn’t just jump the fence; he also overpowered a Secret Service agent, burst through the halls and invaded the East Room wielding a knife.)
  • Zombies attack Oakdale train

    09/30/2014 9:27:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | 9-29-44 | Nan Austin
    OAKDALE — The lurching gait, an unfocused glare out of black-rimmed eyes, growls from behind bared teeth – the zombie advanced, the undead unleashed among the living. Laser rifles crackled to life. Cellphones whipped into view. Her prey drew back against the rail-car walls. Grins and shrieks followed the creature’s every move until the train doctor intervened, snapping on a neck harness and leading her away from the crowd. This was the thrill riders came for, had driven hours for, shelled out $35 to $50 for, on the early Oakdale Zombie Train on Saturday. “I was looking for a dinner...
  • Kasparov: Putin 'the most dangerous man' in the world & a bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov outlined his reasons for believing that Putin should be what keeps the world up at night. He chided President Barack Obama for being too late in addressing Putin's aggression in Ukraine — ultimately annexing...
  • U.S. Plans to Send Over 2,000 Troops to Kuwait [Marines]

    09/30/2014 9:13:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Tele Sur ^ | 1 October 2014
    The exact timing or locations of the deployment is unclear, but will happen some time next year. The United States Marine Corps will send 2,100 troops to Kuwait as part of a new special unit designed to respond to crises in the region, a mission that officials claim was planned before the U.S. began conducting air strikes in the region. The new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command will be deployed in Kuwait to conduct what it calls “theater sustainment missions,” according to Brigadier General John Love, according to news reports on Monday. It will also be equipped...
  • Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

    09/30/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/3o/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our...
  • Fox News Nabs Historic Cable Ratings Victory

    09/30/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    FNC celebrates a quarter with the most-watched primetime across the cable dial, while MSNBC slides below CNN in the demo. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a...
  • Could the Black Death Actually Have Been an Ebola-like Virus?

    09/30/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT · by Marie · 47 replies
    nature.com ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Julia Paoli
    Things seem to be looking up for rats. After more than 500 years, rats may be off the hook for causing the Black Death, the horrible plague that claimed up to 60% of the European population. In virtually every textbook the Bubonic Plague, which is spread by flea-ridden rats, is named as the culprit behind the chaos. But mounting evidence suggests that an Ebola-like virus was the actual cause of the Black Death and the sporadic outbreaks that occurred in the following 300 years. At the forefront of this theory are two researchers from the University of Liverpool, Dr. Christopher...
  • Globe in Hong Kong: Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

    09/30/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 30 2014, 9:10 PM EDT | Nathan VanderKlippe
    “Hong Kong has picked up the baton and is leading the pro-democracy movement of China now,” said Rose Tang, who was among the student leaders in 1989. “Hong Kong is becoming the catalyst to kick-start the end of an era – the Chinese communist’s one-party dictatorship.” [....] What has been called the Umbrella Revolution could as well be dubbed the Protest of Politeness, amid a burgeoning of ideological optimism in a city normally defined by its conservative dedication to the making of fortunes.
  • Turkey nears intervention in Syria, Iraq

    09/30/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    WP via Herald Net ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m | Erin Cunningham and Karen DeYoung
    BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the proposal sent to parliament would include a wide range of options, including opening Turkish bases to foreign troops and deploying soldiers to establish safe zones for refugees inside Syria. The government wants the motion to be broad enough to avoid needing another parliamentary mandate for military action, he said. The motion is to be voted on...
  • Even if the Attempts to Stop the Spread Ebola are successful,

    09/30/2014 9:00:26 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    Shel Silverstein ^ | 9-30-14 | self
    YOU'RE STILL GONNA DIE So you're takin' better care of your body Becoming more aware of your body. Responding to your body's needs. Everything you hear and read about diets, Nutrition and sleeping position and detoxifying your system, And buying machines that they advertise to help you exercise. Herbs to revitalize you if you're traumatized. Soaps that will sanitize. Sprays to deordorize. Liquid to neutralize acids and pesticides. Free weights to maximize your strength and muscle size. Shots that will immunize. Pills to re-energize you. But remember that for all your pain and gain Eventually the story ends the same......
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    09/30/2014 9:00:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa
  • Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie?

    09/30/2014 8:53:32 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    Challies.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tim Challies
    he other day I ate some rather extraordinary Thai food for lunch and, on my way out, grabbed a fortune cookie. I cracked it open and read a silly little proverb meant to inspire, I suppose. I wish it had said “Brisk uphill walk after all-you-can-eat Thai is a bad idea.” Never mind. As I waddled my way home, regretting that last bowl of curry (so delicious…), I thought “This fortune sounds like something Joel Osteen would say.” And then it struck me—there is very little difference between Joel and those fortune cookies (except that the cookies are delicious, of...
  • 'Overkill’ alleged in Alameda fatal shooting by sheriff’s deputy

    09/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    The mother of an alleged robber shot dead by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy during a botched holdup in Alameda filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Elderly Woman Mauled by Dogs, Deputies Say

    09/30/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    WLOS.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | none
    ETOWAH, N.C. -- A 79-year-old woman is in the hospital after she says she was attacked by three dogs as she worked in her yard. According to deputies, the attack happened Friday morning, after the dogs' shock collars for their invisible fence failed.
  • Nigeria’s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak

    09/30/2014 8:38:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 30, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    With quick and coordinated action by some of its top doctors, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, appears to have contained its first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. As the epidemic rages out of control in three nations only a few hundred miles away, Nigeria is the only country to have beaten back an outbreak with the potential to harm many victims in a city with vast, teeming slums. “For those who say it’s hopeless, this is an antidote — you can control Ebola,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the C.D.C....
  • Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

    09/30/2014 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | September/30/2014
    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Sept. 30, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanase Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns. Last month, the northern town of Arsal was the scene of the deadliest spillover of fighting in the three-year-old civil war in Syria. The rise of hardline militants in Syria such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) presents a shared foe for...
  • U.S. about to pass Saudi Arabia as largest liquid petroleum producer

    09/30/2014 8:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bruce McQuain
    The Financial Times [subscription] is reporting that the US is poised to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum (oil and natural gas liquids): US production of oil and related liquids such as ethane and propane was neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia in June and again in August at about 11.5m barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency, the watchdog backed by rich countries. With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia’s this month or next for the first time since 1991. [...] Rising oil and gas production has caused the US...
  • Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

    09/30/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by heartwood · 10 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 9/26/2014 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%. Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:24:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 14 replies
    October 1, 2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Ebola and Taking Temperatures with Forehead Thermometers

    09/30/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 33 replies
    self | Sept.30,014 | FR_Addict
    To check for Ebola in airports, they are taking temperatures using forehead thermometers. It seems to me all someone would have to do is use a paper towel and put cool water on the forehead just before the temperature is taken.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,10-01-14, M,St. Thérèse ofthe Child Jesus,Virgin &Doctor/Church

    09/30/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2014Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the...
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    09/30/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 8 replies
  • Welcome To America: Treating Ebola Like An Illegal Immigrant!

    09/30/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 29 replies
    Self | 1/30/14 | Self
    President Obama has finally achieved what he has so long desired: a domestic case of diagnosed Ebola. It is common knowledge that Mr. Hussein despises America’s heritage and blames foreign imperialism for centuries of African poverty, exploitation and disease. How better to exact retribution, his spiteful and divisive agenda, than by dismantling our economy, empowering radical Islamic regimes with billions in aid, and now by bringing America to the precipice of an Ebola epidemic? It is absolutely criminal, a clear dereliction of duty, to allow illegal immigrants – including possible terrorist agents – to cross our border with impunity and...
  • PD: Mom drove with baby in trunk to avoid ticket for not having a car seat

    09/30/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 09/29/2014 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - One mom faces child abuse charges after police found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop.
  • Catholic College Decides to Cover Abortions in Healthcare Plan

    09/30/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 9/30/14
    University announces it will comply with new state regulationLoyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is complying with a State of California mandate to include abortion in the medical services its insurance policy covers, Live Action News reported. The decision came in the wake of a directive from the director of the state’s Department of Managed Healthcare, Michelle Rouillard. Los Angeles Loyolan, the campus newspaper, reported on Saturday that LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period. “The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and...