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  • If Britain were a U.S. state, it would be the second-poorest, behind Alabama and before Mississippi

    08/27/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    If Britain were to join the United States, it would be the second-poorest state, behind Alabama and ahead of Mississippi. The ranking, determined by Fraser Nelson, an editor of The Spectator magazine, was made by dividing the gross domestic product of each state by its population, and it took into account purchasing power parity for cost of living. Several other European countries were also included in the ranking.
  • Campaign 2014: NC candidates want Lt. Dan

    08/27/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I communicate regularly with a number of elected officials at the state and local levels across North Carolina. The drive-bys have been speculating about WHO among the Democrat candidates would welcome Barry Obama swinging by for some campaign help. I decided to pose a similar question to some GOP incumbents and candidates who will be on the ballot in 2014: Who would you like to have campaign with you? I asked one Republican legislator if he would like to have Gov. Pat McCrory campaign with him. “Pardon my French,” the legislator responded. “But, Hell No!” I asked the same thing...
  • These Foreign U.S. Allies Just Did Something Major Behind Obama’s Back, And He Will NOT Be Happy

    08/27/2014 3:47:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | august 26, 2014 | norvell rose
    “The Obama administration did not know ahead of time about the highly unusual military intervention….” That’s how the Washington Post describes a recent series of airstrikes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The secret attacks, according to the New York Times, were aimed at Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli; and they represent “a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.” In what could be a sign of increasingly strained international relations, the Times also reports: The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies...
  • Midlothian schools cover up religious plaques

    08/27/2014 3:46:50 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 5 replies
    My Fox DFW ^ | 8-26-14 | Tracy Delatte
    Dedication plaques at two Midlothian elementary schools will be replaced because they reference God and the Holy Christian Church. Superintendent Jerome Stewart confirmed the plaques at Mountain Peak Elementary and Longbranch Elementary are covered up for now. Over the summer, someone complained about the plaque at Mountain Peak to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. After doing some research, the organization sent a letter to the Midlothian ISD. The 2-by-3-foot display next to the front entrance of the school included two Latin crosses and read, “Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God's children and to...
  • 10 Acts of Jihad in America That Americans Haven’t Heard About

    08/27/2014 3:41:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    While the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State, and its jihadis tell Americans that they will “drown all of you in blood,” jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices through the fog of mainstream media obfuscation. Here are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed – all from this spring and summer:1. Seattle Muslim “on a jihad to kill Americans” prime suspect in four murder casesSeattle Muslim Ali Muhammad Brown, reported KING 5 News last Tuesday, is “currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged...
  • Threat places Pickerington schools on lockdown [Amish alert]

    08/27/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8/27/2014 | Allison Manning
    Pickerington schools were put on lockdown after a threat was called into Pickerington North High School this morning. Fairfield County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the threat, which was made at around 11:15 a.m., Sheriff Dave Phalen said. A man with a heavy accent told the school he was going to attack Pickerington North due to the attacks on Israel and was going to kill some kids with an AK-47 he had, Phalen said. He said his name was “Mohammed Shehad” or something that sounded like that, Phalen said, though it was difficult to understand him. All Pickerington schools were on...
  • KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Franken Leads McFadden in US Senate Race (9 points)

    08/27/2014 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    KSTP Channel 5 News ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tom Hauser
    After winning his 2008 election to the U.S. Senate by the narrowest of margins, Sen. Al Franken starts his 2014 general election campaign with a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden. According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Franken leads McFadden 51 percent to 42 percent. Independence Party candidate Steve Carlson is at two percent, while two percent favor other candidates and three percent are undecided. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percent.
  • PA Official Opposes Joining ICC so as to 'Shoot Israelis'

    08/27/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Friday opposed his organization's aspirations to sue Israel for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court (ICC). His reason - such a move might prevent Arabs under PA jurisdiction from "shooting Israelis." The official, Abbas Zaki, is a leader in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. His comments came in an interview on the Lebanese Palestine Today TV, which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). "I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the ICC) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they'll say you signed an agreement,"...
  • US Sen. Bernie Sanders visits North Carolina with 2016 on his mind

    08/27/2014 3:38:11 PM PDT · by mgist · 8 replies
    news observer ^ | 8-27-14 | John Frank
    US Sen. Bernie Sanders visits North Carolina with 2016 on his mind Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, addresses a rally in front of the White House against proposed changes to Social Security benefits, on April 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. KEVIN G. HALL — MCT A potential 2016 contender is visiting Raleigh on Wednesday and getting a boost from the state Democratic Party. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who aligns with Democrats, will host a town hall forum at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. The topic: “The fight for economic justice.” Sanders is not considered a serious contender for...
  • Tacoma Police Using StingRay to gather cell phone data - without warrants

    08/27/2014 3:37:04 PM PDT · by Bobka · 5 replies
    The Tacoma News Tribune ^ | August 26, 2014 | Kate Martin
    The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away. You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one and use a cellphone. Police Chief Don Ramsdell, through a spokeswoman, declined an interview request to talk about the police department’s apparent purchase of a Stingray device and associated technology. The department cited a nondisclosure agreement it has with...
  • IRS Admits That Lois Lerner Emails Were Never Lost

    08/27/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: Talk of crashed and recycled hard drives, like that Benghazi video, was a distraction from the truth, which is that the missing emails detailing IRS perfidy exist on a system intended for government wide catastrophe. It would make sense that such a system would exist in the event that, say, the Islamic State or some other terrorist entity managed a nuclear attack on Washington D.C. In fact, such a system does exist and contains copies of not only Lois Lerner's missing IRS emails detailing the agency's illegal and unconstitutional activity, but also the entire inventory of government files and...
  • Arkansas Senate: Pryor (D) 44%, Cotton (R) 43%

    08/27/2014 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 27, 2014
    Support for Republican challenger Tom Cotton has slipped a bit, turning the Arkansas Senate race into a dead heat. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters finds Democratic Senator Mark Pryor with 44% of the vote to Cotton’s 43%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and another six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • A New Direction in (Catholic) Church Design

    08/27/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 27, 2014 | MICHAEL TAMARA
    One day fifteen years ago, I happened to be channel surfing past the Eternal Word Television Network when I was greeted by a momentary flash of heavenly beauty across the screen. Quickly flipping back, I realized that it was a Mass being celebrated in an unusually majestic church with an extensively gilded and marbled interior.Having never seen this church before, I distinctly remember asking myself why today’s churches can’t still be built to glorify God the way this beautiful “old” work of art had been. Within minutes, however, I felt as though a joke too good to be true...
  • Hollande [pres. France] entrusts French economy to ex-banker Macron

    08/27/2014 3:20:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Europe News/Reuters ^ | 26 August 2014
    By making ex-banker Emmanuel Macron his new Economy Minister, French President Francois Hollande will be hoping to boost his pro-reform agenda and end two years of infighting on his economics team. Macron, 36, Hollande's top economic adviser until a few weeks ago, has the business community's ear, although his appointment will not ease the cabinet's relations with rebel lawmakers who want an economic policy U-turn. The contrast could not be starker between Macron, who helped draw up Hollande's pro-business agenda, and the man he will replace, firebrand, anti-austerity advocate Arnaud Montebourg, who was ousted on Monday for slamming the government's...
  • Chinese-made U.S. military coins should be outlawed, Stilp says

    08/27/2014 3:18:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    PennLive ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jan Murphy
    Learning that U.S. Navy commissioning coins were made in China is more than Middle Paxton Twp. resident Gene Stilp can tolerate. The citizen activist doesn't like seeing the "Made in China" label on any product, knowing it signals the continued erosion of America's manufacturing base. But having the United States military buying Chinese-made commemorative coins is an insult to those who wear its uniforms, he said. On Monday, Stilp asked U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., to push for a federal law barring any branch of the military from buying collectible coins minted outside the nation's borders. The Democratic state House...
  • Professor Punishes Students for Saying ‘Bless You’ in Class

    08/27/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Professor Dr. Leon Gardner will punish his students at the College of Coastal Georgia with a 1% grade deduction for each occurrence. CBS Local reported: One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class. Campus Reform reports that Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, pointed out his six rules on behavior on his Introductory Physics class syllabus. According to the #6 under the “Behavioral Deduction” section of the syllabus, students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is...
  • LA:Baton Rouge Ban on Guns in Places that Serve Alcohol Unconstitutional

    08/27/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge's ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots.   The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983.   The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff.   A  permanent injunction was ordered against enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in 2012.   A hearing to determine the amount of damages will be held on October 23, 2014. The facts are clear and undisputed.  On October 13, 2012, at about 1:35 a.m., Earnest Taylor was...
  • Netanyahu Hails 'Great Diplomatic Blow' To Hamas

    08/27/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night attempted to respond to the outpouring of criticism for his unilateral decision the night before, in which he sealed a ceasefire deal with the terrorist group Hamas. "With the establishment of the ceasefire I can say that this is a great military and diplomatic achievement," claimed Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Netanyahu stated "Hamas has been hit critically and didn't receive any of the demands it set." Palestinian Authority (PA) officials revealed that in the deal Gaza received an immediate ease of the blockade...
  • Poll: 89 Percent of Palestinians Support Terror Attacks on Israel

    08/27/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/27/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Nearly 89 percent of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilians, according to a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO).As Israelis wait to see if yet another ceasefire agreement with Hamas will hold, the poll shows broad support among Palestinians for Hamas’ most recent rocket assault on the Jewish state, which has been hit by more than 4,000 missiles in the past month.The poll of 1,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip found that 88.9 percent of those surveyed supported “the firing of rockets from Gaza at Israel,”...
  • Planned Parenthood Promotes Prayer Event to Pray for More Abortions

    08/27/2014 3:15:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood abortion business officials in Ohio are looking for volunteers to pray at a pryer event. No, Planned Parenthood is not asking people to pray for an end to abortion in the way pro-life advocates pray at prayer events like 40 Days for Life. Instead the abortion giant is hoping Buckeye State residents will pray for more abortions. plannedparenthood118As this Planned Parenthood announcement indicates, the abortion corporation wants people to join an abortion activist who is calling for prayer in response to the state’s refusal to expand Obamacare, which funds abortion and sends taxapayer dollars to the abortion giant....
  • How to tell a fascist!

    08/27/2014 3:11:24 PM PDT · by budj · 9 replies
    self | 8/27/14 | self
    If a company is conducting business legally in the United States and you label them as "unpatriotic" then YOU ARE A FASCIST!
  • Central California residents rely on bottled water as wells run dry

    08/27/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-27-14 | Veronica Rocha
    Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville, many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water.. Roughly 300 homes have received a three-week supply of bottled water after Tulare County officials discovered their wells had gone dry. In all, county officials distributed 15,552 1-gallon bottles of water, and have been filling a 2,500-gallon tank with nonpotable water so residents can flush toilets and bathe.
  • Russian ’Resolution’ of a Russian-manufactured Crisis

    08/27/2014 3:05:35 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    The Finnish foreign ministry announced on Tuesday that back in June the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine on Boisto Island in Finland. This startling announcement and synchronised information about the result – a ‘24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis’ - were clearly timed to coincide with the meeting in Minsk between, among others Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. There were a number of crucial differences between the peace initiatives and one key similarity. Despite the Finnish report, the Boisto meeting, albeit sponsored by Finland’s foreign ministry, was between Russian and US...
  • Scientists raised these fish to walk on land

    08/27/2014 3:03:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 27, 2014 | Arielle Duhaime-Ross
    Raising fish on land seems like the sort of idea you’d get while recovering from general anesthesia. But for three McGill University researchers, it made perfect sense. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might have taken place when fish first made the move from sea to land over 400 million years ago? "I used to look at fins and their motion, and I always thought it was so interesting and complex," says Emily Standen, lead author of a study published in Nature today, and an evolutionary biomechanics researcher who now works at the University of...
  • Some Very British Problems (How British Are You?) (Imgur Pics)

    08/27/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 27, 2014 | Gnarw0lves
    Click on the link for 10 British dilemmas
  • Poland knows about Russian ‘humanitarian convoys’. It didn’t let one in.

    08/27/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Grzegorz Kostrzewa-Zorbas, Polish journalist and former diplomat, writes that Poland has also been through a ‘humanitarian convoy’ crisis. It came through it unscathed by refusing to allow the convoy in. Georgia was less fortunate. Kostrzewa-Zorbas explains that the Soviet tactics used in 1991 to get into Poland through camouflage, distortion of reality and psychological pressure were similar to those now seen in Ukraine. it would be easier, he suggests, to counter what he calls the Russian military operation “humanitarian convoy” if politicians, as well as public opinion in Ukraine, in the EU and NATO remembered that the Soviet Union tried...
  • Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia

    08/27/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    There is more and more evidence that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – on Ukrainian territory, and that the so-called ‘humanitarian convoy’ may have been used to take the dead back to Russia, including paratroopers from Pskov killed near Luhansk A day of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Pskov on Aug 26. This comes five days after the Ukrainian armed captured two armed personnel carriers and reportedly discovered documents identifying men as paratroopers from the Pskov airborne brigade No. 74268. It has long been known that a large number of Russian mercenaries, as well...
  • Russian NGO has list of 400 killed or wounded Russian soldiers

    08/27/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group KHRPG ^ | 28.08.14 | Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group KHRPG
    It looks extremely likely that at least some of the considerable number of men from the Caucuses long known to be fighting on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine are or died as soldiers of the Russian Army. The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers in the Stavropol area has drawn up a list of around four hundred Russian soldiers killed or injured. The head of the Committee Ludmila Bogatenkova told TV Dozhd that the list was put together from various sources in the armed forces which, for obvious reasons, she cannot reveal.. The names are from several mechanical...
  • Would it kill you to hire more black cops? (Yes) ... Ann Coulter

    08/27/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Ann Coulter
    As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered,...
  • Man Acquitted of Charges He Shot Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons

    08/27/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 18 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 27 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    David Barajas was acquitted Wednesday over charges that he shot and killed a drunk driver who had earlier hit and killed his two sons. Barajas was on trial for fatally shooting Jose Banda, who drove into Barajas and his 11-and-12-year-old sons while they were pushing a truck that had run out of gas. Barajas survived the incident, but his two young boys were killed. The prosecutors in the case said Barajas went home to get a gun and returned to shoot and kill Banda, the Associated Press reports.
  • Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

    08/27/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | August 27, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    George Tate George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.George’s son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, “His plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military’s 4th highest award: Awarded to ‘any person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades...
  • If Russia is not at war, then who is in those freshly-dug graves?

    08/27/2014 2:36:50 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    In its editorial comment, Vedomosti.ru warns that “in the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine the Russian authorities are in danger of repeating the mistakes of the Soviet regime”/ It asks: “Is Russia fighting in Ukraine and if so, then on what grounds? If not, then who is in those freshly-dug graves or giving testimony at SBU interrogations?” Even Russian President Vladimir Putin’s KGB predecessors were unable to keep the death of large numbers of people secret, though they certainly tried. Efforts are still underway in Pskov and other parts of Russia to conceal the death or injury of a...
  • Italian refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

    08/27/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 27 Aug 2014 12:24 GMT+02:00
    A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local. For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the “pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs” meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries, Libero Quotidiano reported. To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of...
  • Poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa

    08/27/2014 2:33:30 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 52 replies
    politico ^ | 8/27/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ and KENDALL BREITMAN
    The day after Mitt Romney opened the door to another possible presidential run, a new poll shows he has a huge lead among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucus voters. According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday, 35 percent of likely GOP caucus voters would vote for the 2012 GOP nominee in 2016. When Romney’s name was added to the pool, no other candidate received double-digit votes.
  • Don Lemon Defends Sexy Ferguson Audio

    08/27/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So yesterday we were sitting here, and I was watching CNN in the morning and they were breathless all over again. They couldn't contain themselves. They were so excited because you know what happened? They discovered a new audiotape, yes, surrounding the gentle giant shooting in St. Louis. And you know what it was? Some guy was having a sex video chat with some babe, sitting at his computer, and they had the tape, they got the tape, and they had audiologists on all day long. They did say, "We are trying to authenticate it." And after...
  • Obama’s Family Are Involved In Purchasing Slave Girls In Africa

    08/27/2014 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    No your eyes are not playing games, its President Obama’s brother, indeed saying that “the brother and mother signed off on the deal” to sell him the underaged girl. Malik Obama proudly talking about how he purchased an African girl as his slave “wife”. Of course, he erupted once he found out he was being recorded.
  • The Obama Agenda Never Goes on Vacation

    08/27/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a little headline on Drudge. It's actually a link to a New York Times story, and here it is. "Obama working to forge sweeping international climate change agreement, but without constitutional requirement for Senate ratification of traditional treaty. Developing." Wait a minute. How can this be? I thought Obama checked out. I thought Obama lost interest. I thought Obama didn't care about being president anymore. I thought Obama was bored. I thought Obama was depressed. I thought Obama was fed up that he couldn't move his agenda and decided, you know what, just go play golf,...
  • Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'

    08/27/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies
    the local (France) ^ | 27 Aug 2014 08:00 GMT+02:00
    An investigation is underway to see whether American Airlines may be guilty of discrimination after a passenger from Paris claims he was forced off a plane because he smelled. The airline denies the allegation. A 27-year-old man from Paris was thrown off a plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport because he smelled bad, the victim has claimed. The man was asked to leave a Dallas-bound flight from Paris before take-off after several passengers complained about his body odour, AFP reports. The victim has lodged a complaint with American Airlines on the grounds of discrimination and an investigation has been launched. When contacted...
  • Fantasy football: Legal questions arise as gambling games grow

    08/27/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | EDDIE PELLS
    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. "There's importance in clarifying the law,"...
  • Stunning before and after images of California's drought

    08/27/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | August 27, 2014 | Brad Plumer
    California is currently suffering through its worst drought in at least a century, with 82 percent of the state facing "extreme" or "exceptional" drought. The before-and-after photos below offer a visual look at just how staggering the change has been.
  • CBS World News Today – August 27, 1944

    08/27/2014 2:14:35 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/27/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • USCCB Loses Its Head

    08/27/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 27, 2014 | PATRICK ARCHBOLD
    It is a curious conceit of an obtuse generation that it believes itself to be committed to modernity, embodied by devotion to science and reason, and yet is so irrevocably immutable to evidence.The spiritual (but not religious) Mecca of modernity in the Catholic Church is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the headquarters of which would likely be a smoking ruin if we had a God quick to anger rather than slow.The absurdity of this very modern institution is embodied perfectly in their recent USCCB statement on their “Commitment To Dialogue With Muslims.”What is the bottom line? They are...
  • Trial set for woman accused of running over husband

    08/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-27-14
    An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election. Holly Nicole Solomon, 30, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and disorderly conduct charges in the incident just days after President Barack Obama's re-election. Authorities say Solomon was upset about Obama's re-election and began arguing with her husband when she found out that he didn't vote. Daniel Solomon, who suffered a fractured pelvis, told investigators that his wife believed their family was going to face hardship as a result of...
  • Paratroopers' Grave Markings Vanish as Rumors Circulate They Were Killed in Ukraine

    08/27/2014 1:58:32 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Aug. 27 2014 20:15
    A day after RUSSIAN JOURNALISTS claimed they were ATTACKED at a Pskov, Russian cemetery while investigating reports that PARATROOPERS recently buried there had been killed in Ukraine, the GRAVE MARKERS featuring the troops' NAMES have been MYSTERIOUSLY REMOVED, Russian media reported. Wreaths and other decorations marking the spot have also been removed, according to the independent Dozhd television channel. It was unclear who might have removed the markings. Prior to the apparent gravesite tampering, Russian journalists Vladimir Romensky of Dozhd TV and Ilya Vasyunin of the Russkaya Planeta news site said they were ATTACKED, threatened and told to leave town...
  • Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

    08/27/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Penny Starr
    The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said. She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages even though one...
  • Armed and Dangerous in Ferguson

    08/27/2014 1:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Arkansas Business ^ | August 27, 2014 | Blake Rutherford
    It should not be said that the sight of rank-and-file police officers in combat gear is a sign of our times. But those were the images beamed afar from Ferguson, Missouri, a town of 21,135 located beyond the borders of St. Louis, in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager soon to begin the fall term at Vatterott College, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. As civil unrest escalated, the police force in Ferguson unveiled an array of weaponry, including Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Vehicles, which are heavily armed trucks, and a Long Range...
  • 2nd American ISIS Fighter Killed In Syria, CNN Reports

    08/27/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>The anti-ISIS operation, Naharawan al-Sham, who distributed images of the first American to be killed fighting for ISIS yesterday, has according to CNN announced a second American was killed in battle representing ISIS. So far, neither ISIS (which often comments on death of its "martyrs") or Naharawan al-Sham has released any images or evidence of the second death.</p>
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • How Democrats might goad the GOP into shutting down the government

    08/27/2014 1:38:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/27/2014 | Marc Ambinder
    President Obama is expected to announce by mid-September whether he will circumvent a recalcitrant Congress and press ahead with immigration reform on his own terms. "Executive action," as it's come to be known, could be as robust and consequential as providing de-facto earned amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants now living in the shadows. That decision would reverberate widely. Democrats have usually been afraid that if Obama decided to showcase the apogee of presidential power, the counter-reaction among conservatives and revanchists would cost Democrats an intolerably high political price. Now, though, after all the midterm primaries are done, as the...
  • CBO revises estimate, warns U.S. economic growth will underwhelm in 2014

    08/27/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Congressional Budget Office released a bit of a good news/bad news report on Wednesday regarding the state of the U.S. economy and federal budget. In the bad news column, CBO projected 2014’s GDP growth at just 1.5 percent. The report blamed this revision on “the surprising economic weakness in the first half of the year.” In early June, the International Monetary Fund projected the United States to grow by just 2 percent this year, revising its own estimate down from a previously anticipated 2.7 percent GDP expansion. This report is not likely to be warmly greeted by the...