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  • Saudi Claims He Invented e-Commerce, Intends to Sue Firms Which Use It

    05/28/2016 11:38:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    A Saudi man who claims he invented the concept of e-commerce during the early days of the internet says that he is talks with big firms who wish to avoid litigation for stealing his world-changing idea. “There are now undergoing negotiations with big companies inside [the kingdom] and abroad to find a solution without opting to head to international judiciary,” Faisal bin Fahd al-Osaimi told the local Saudi daily Okaz. Osaimi said he presented the concept of e-commerce to the late King Fahd in 1991, the same year the internet was born. The late king reportedly referred him to the...
  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said...
  • Woo hoo!! Working on the last $11k!! Let's git 'er done!!

    05/28/2016 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    C'mon YELLOW!! We'll be on the homestretch soon and then the mad dash for the finish. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, and let's wrap this baby up soon. Thank you all very much!! God bless.
  • VA Waits for Ailing Vets “Not So Bad” [semi-satire]

    05/28/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald rebuffed critics of the agency’s long queues for medical treatment of ailing veterans, comparing them to the long lines to get on rides at Disneyland. “No one is on the Disney Corporation’s case for the lengthy wait-times at their theme parks,” McDonald asserted. “Why should we get worked up over wait-times at VA hospitals?” “You know, if people can tolerate waiting an hour for something as frivolous as a roller coaster ride shouldn’t they be willing to wait a reasonable amount of time for something as crucial as medical care?” the Secretary...
  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 11:19:39 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 27, 2016
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans in Venice – an awful sight on this Memorial Day weekend. Stewart Oscars welled up as he looked at the vandalized mural located on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone,” Oscars said. “I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.” The memorial was...
  • Iraqi Refugee Children Make First Communion in Erbil Camp

    05/28/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/28/16 | Elise Harris
    Erbil, Iraq, May 28, 2016 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil, providing a silver lining to an otherwise bleak situation. Out of the 5,500 people living in Erbil’s Aishty 2 camp for the displaced, the majority – more than 2,000 – are children. Of these, 470 will make their First Communion in the coming weeks. The number of children receiving the sacrament is up from last year’s class, which numbered about 400. Since this year’s number of recipients is so...
  • Putin Visits Orthodox Monastic Community at Mount Athos

    05/28/2016 11:03:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 5/28/16 | Costas Kantouris
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the northern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, on a visit to the autonomous Orthodox Christian monastic community here. Putin flew from Athens to the northern city of Thessaloniki Saturday morning, went by road near Mt.Athos and then took a boat — the only means to reach the community. At Karyes, the administrative center of Mt. Athos, Putin was greeted by the 20 abbots of the monasteries and 20 representatives of the monks, as well as a representative of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, under whose jurisdiction Mt. Athos falls The Russian leader...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Global Online Enrollment System (GOES)

    05/28/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 8 replies
    Just for the heck of it, yesterday, I applied for GOES. Supposedly can circumvent the long TSA lines at airports. Although I have also heard that the GOES lines are not so fast these days too. Got to travel thru Chicago in a couple of months and the horror stories were non-stop. Although recently they seemed to have gotten a bit better.
  • Target market cap now down $10.5 billion in wake of boycott

    05/28/2016 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    The American Family Association's pledge to boycott Target because of its policy to allow men into women's bathrooms, and vice versa, has reached 1.3 million signers, and Target's stock (TGT) continues to suffer compared to that of its natural competitors. At the close of trading on Tuesday, the boycott-induced direct decline in Target's market cap was $9.2 billion. By the end of this week, that exceeded $10 billion. Since April 19, the date the policy came into effect, Target's market cap has declined 19.4%. By comparison, the corresponding market cap of natural competitors such as Costco (COST), Walmart (WMT), Dollar...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/28/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 4 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Irish Rose
    I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for the house Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. He said, “Surely they are my people, sons who will be true to me”; and so he became their Savior. In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • Bowling Green, KY info meeting on Syrian refugees turned into heated debate

    05/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PDT · by wwcj · 18 replies
    refugee resettlement watch ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    I’m sure there will be more reports today about what went down in Senator Rand Paul’s hometown last evening when the local resettlement agency honcho held a meeting to explain to the community that he had applied for 40 Syrians to add to Bowling Greens already large Muslim community, but here are two reports.
  • DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician

    05/28/2016 10:34:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains. Known as “Ariche,” the young man came from Byrsa, a walled citadel above the harbor of ancient Carthage. Byrsa was attacked by the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus “Africanus” in the Third Punic War. It was destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C. Analysis of the skeleton revealed the man died between the age of 19 and 24, had a rather robust physique and was 1.7 meters (5’6″) tall. He may have belonged to the Carthaginian elite, as he was buried with gems, scarabs, amulets and other artifacts. Now genetic...
  • The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film

    05/28/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film Msgr. Charles Pope • May 27, 2016 • All of us have wounds and imperfections. Some of us make do, even living joyfully in spite of them. Others of us brood or withdraw.An old saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln goes, “Most folks are about as happy as they decide to be.”An old Stephen Foster classic, “Some Folks,” goes as follows:Some folks like to sigh,Some folks do, some folks do;Others long to die,But that’s not me nor you. Chorus: Long live the merry, merry heartThat laughs by night...
  • Muslim cleric: “Islam was spread by the sword…Allah’s true religion should be spread by the sword”

    05/28/2016 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "Sheikh Shabr added that when Muslims conquer the country of infidels, they should give the locals the opportunity to convert to Islam or kill them. If the locals are from among the People of the Book, i.e., Jews or Christians, they should have the third option of paying the jizya poll tax." "Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book -- until they pay the jizya with willing...
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...
  • America Dismembered

    05/28/2016 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Patricia McCarthy
    The left says no one should bring up, let alone discuss, Bill Clinton's long-ago egregious behavior with numerous women as Governor or Arkansas, or his truly disgusting behavior with Monica Lewinsky when he was President. Hmmm. And yet Bill Cosby is being tried for his bad acts committed years ago -- and the left is on board with that; Cosby had the gall to address the black community with some common sense advice, making him not only fair game but a likely target. Cosby likely is guilty of the acts for which he is accused but so is Bill Clinton....
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Suggested quotes for Trump [Vanity]

    05/28/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 8 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I'd like to hear Trump say this: "You can't spell 'HILLARY' without 'L-I-A-R'"!!!
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 15 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • Making a Relic of the Constitution

    05/28/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2016 | Henry Oliner
    For the last 100 years our grand political debate has centered on the tension between the principles and mechanics of the Constitution and the ideals of the Progressive movement. Under FDR the Progressives became known as liberals, but the term ‘Progressivism’ has re-emerged under Hillary, who described herself as a Progressive Democrat in order to distinguish herself from the self-proclaimed socialist who has ‘trumped’ her party’s nomination process. The early Progressives sought changes necessitated by rapid economic growth and industrialization. They regulated food and drugs, interstate commerce, labor laws, and successfully sought to break up monopolies and trusts that they...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • Diamond & Silk: New Table Talk: Trump clinches 1237; Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

    05/28/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 4 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 28, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk discuss Donald Trump being the Nominee, Crooked Hillary and her Side Chick Elizabeth Warren, States that suing Obama, Tips for Memorial day and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid
  • The Japanese were trying to make an atomic bomb, too

    05/28/2016 9:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Robert K. Wilcox
    In all the press about Obama visiting Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on its enemy in 1945, not one word has surfaced about the fact that the Japanese were, at the same time, working on their own atomic bomb, and would have used it on Americans had they been able. Nor has anything been said about the fact that they were much closer to making an atomic bomb than most Americans know. The Japanese had begun a program to develop a “uranium” bomb even before the sneak attacked on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, killing...
  • Clinton vs. Trump - low turnout

    05/28/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by realr · 31 replies
    KTVQ-TV ^ | May 28, 2016 | Real R
    Ahead of Montana's primaries June 7, both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump visited Billings, Montana's largest city. The difference was turnout: 300 people showed up to see Bill Clinton, while 7,500 appeared for Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign knew there would be low turnout, they booked a room at a middle school. The Trump campaign booked the largest arena in town. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/05/26/trump-fires-crowd-billings/85008048/ Montana is a purple state, sending to DC both Republicans and Democrats over the years. This year the excitement appears to be for Trump, and in the college towns (Missoula and Bozeman), for Bernie. There are very few...
  • A World Without Nuclear Weapons -- Ours

    05/28/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It wasn’t quite an apology at Hiroshima, though some might argue that President Obama’s mere presence at the site of the world’s first use of nuclear weapons was itself an apology. What it was a reiteration of President Obama’s mantra that our weapons are the threat, whether guns or nukes, and not the criminals and tyrants that would use them against us. As the New York Times reported his remarks: We may not be able to eliminate man’s capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those...
  • Clinton, but not Trump, considering female running mate

    05/28/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by russbart · 43 replies
    A top adviser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week revealed the billionaire real estate developer is unlikely to pick a woman — or a member of any minority group — to campaign as his running mate. “In fact,” Paul Manafort said in a CNN interview, “that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”
  • Greens Blame Donald Trump for Crumbling Paris Climate Accord (^)

    05/28/2016 9:33:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Eric Worrall
    Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal If Donald Trump wins and pulls the U.S. out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke. But — as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern —...
  • The Twitterverse (Conservatives Speak Out)

    05/28/2016 9:23:12 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 28, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    One of the most interesting social media platforms-and aside from Facebook itself, the most popular one in the English language-is Twitter. The evangelists of this global means of communication would claim it’s responsible for catalyzing a host of revolutions within otherwise repressed dictatorships, while its critics might describe it as a meaningless echo chamber which others use to exploit journalistic credulity. Even as its user base declines and it struggles to find a viable revenue model, it can’t be denied that Twitter exerts an outsized influence, if only upon the narratives crafted by the mainstream news media. A perfect example...
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Blue State Blues: How the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Insurgencies are Different

    05/28/2016 9:13:23 AM PDT · by russbart · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel Pollak
    A small gaggle of anti-Donald Trump protesters stood along a police barricade on lush San Vicente Boulevard in my adopted home town of Santa Monica on Wednesday evening. Many of them backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and between shouts of “Dump Trump” (and worse), they debated whether Sanders and Trump are in fact the same.
  • Barclaycard Visa application but never applied/Vanity

    05/28/2016 8:59:15 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 64 replies
    Dave Widing
    I recieved a complete your application form in the mail today for a Barclaycard Visa credit card. Never heard of them and never applied. They want a original utility bill with address to verify my address. The letter has no phone number,no Internet site,and no street address.Just a P.O. box in Delaware. Anybody ever hear of this company or had dealings with them?
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • The Role of Memory on Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Sherry Mandell
    You might have a hard time relating to Memorial Day, like I used to. Even though my grandfather and father were soldiers in the two World Wars, ours was not a military family. I didn’t know any soldiers, none of my friends were and nobody I knew in my community was one either. Vietnam was over by the time I was in high school. It was a time of relative peace and quiet. Then I moved to Israel in my twenties and got married. Now my own children are soldiers. All of their friends are soldiers. Everywhere I look I...
  • WWII Color Photographs Taken by Hitler’s Personal Photographer

    05/28/2016 8:51:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 44 replies
    Vintag ^ | 5-28-16
    Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.
  • Muslim Mob Attacks Elderly Christian, Marches Her Naked Through Streets Shouting 'Allahu Akhbar'

    05/28/2016 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-28-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    How can Christians ever be expected to live in peace with animals like these? An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital. According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karma on Friday began after rumors spread that the elderly woman’s son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt. Anba Makarios, Minya’s top...
  • How the Liberal Echo Chamber Sold the Lie of ‘Moderate’ Iranian Leaders

    05/28/2016 8:47:17 AM PDT · by russbart · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | James Phillips
    The Obama administration’s controversial efforts to sell the flawed Iran nuclear deal continue to reverberate, after Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes gave an ill-advised interview to The New York Times Magazine in which he bragged about the media “echo chamber” he built in collaboration with like-minded journalists and nongovernmental organizations.
  • How long can Britain's combat aircraft industry fly high for?

    05/28/2016 8:44:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Alan Tovey
    The silhouette of one of the British Army’s Apache attack helicopters in the skies over Afghanistan is a reassuring sight for coalition forces on the battlefield. Its ungainly shape projects a menacing power that foes are unlikely to stand up to – if they haven’t already fled at the sound of its approaching rotors. But this symbol of British military power won’t be quite so British in the future. It’s almost certain that a forthcoming order for 50 updated Apaches will go to Boeing, the latest in a spate of major defence deals to go to the US. Three weeks...
  • Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Accuses California officials of denying water to farmers

    05/28/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 52 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.” Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.” “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said to cheers at a rally that drew thousands.
  • So what happened to Cheryl Mill's deposition?

    05/28/2016 8:41:29 AM PDT · by DrDude · 23 replies
    5/28/16 | DrDude
    Mills was to take a deposition yesterday. She fought it in court and was still required to appear. Nothing in any sources. Did the deposition occur? Why no mention in the press? Is this the end for Hillary or "more of the same stalling tactics"?
  • The Navy has a shortage of fighter jets — will it hurt our ability to fight future wars?

    05/28/2016 8:39:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 27, 2016 | Mike Hixenbaugh and Courtney Mabeus
    A Navy captain from Virginia Beach was testifying before Congress on Thursday about the shortage of flyable fighter jets at Oceana Naval Air Station. As he spoke, word came to military officials seated behind him: A pair of F/A-18F Super Hornets from Oceana had “a mid-air mishap” off the coast of North Carolina, forcing four aviators to eject and sending their $57 million aircraft hurtling into the Atlantic Ocean. Capt. Randy Stearns, commodore of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, was briefed on the training accident involving two of his jets during a short recess from the hearing, then returned to the...
  • The top 5 people Donald Trump might pick as his vice president

    05/28/2016 8:36:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizza
    Below are my picks of the five people most likely to wind up sharing a ticket with Trump. These rankings are based on conversations with Republicans, a study of Trump's public comments about the various people in the VP mix and plain old intuition. 5. Joni Ernst The senator from Iowa has a very bright political future ahead of her. Ernst emerged as a surprising star of the 2014 Senate class with a sterling resume (military background, time spent in state legislature, etc.) and a gift for communicating. She's well-liked by many in the party and is seen as a...
  • Why World Leaders are Rattled by Donald Trump [blogger's excellent comment-NWO]

    05/28/2016 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 28, 2016 | 'Carol of Australia'
    Comments posted regarding Obama’s pronouncement that World Leaders are now rattled by Donald Trump. Part I - As POTUS, Mr. Trump will save the US from coming under the future rule of a New World Order (NWO) and One World Government controlled by a powerful international elite group of world leaders. A One World Government would fulfill a decades-long plan devised by Austrian diplomat and Freemason, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) regarded as the founding father of the current European Union (EU) .... His book ‘Practical Idealism" plans for a United Europe, backed by the Vatican, under a centralized unelected government envisioned...
  • It’s Not about Hotdogs and Beer

    05/28/2016 8:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    This Memorial Day weekend most Americans will enjoy an extra day off from work enjoying family gatherings, hot dogs on the grill, and ice cold beer. It’s easy to get caught up in spending time with relatives and family, and it’s not unusual for people to forget what this weekend commemorates. So the fact that many will forget, or not think much about what the weekend is truly all about isn’t unexpected. So here’s a little reminder for you. For seventy-seven days in 1968, about five thousand United States Marines were under siege by the forces of North Vietnam and...
  • Deadly Predator Hornets Make Their Way to Europe

    05/28/2016 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Smittie · 20 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | 5/27/2016 | Animal Planet
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  • 5 Rules Clinton Broke Using Her Secret Server

    05/28/2016 8:08:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    01 - Clinton violated a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) she signed upon becoming Secretary by retaining records with classified information. 02 - Clinton violated State Department regulations forbidding the storage of classified information anywhere other than "the chancery" or "consulate" even for "reasons of personal convenience." 03 - Clinton used a BlackBerry to transmit classified information despite State Deparment policy prohibiting its use. 04 - Clinton violated State Department policy by giving classified material to her lawyer despite the fact that he lacked an "approved classified material storage facility." 05 - Clinton violated federal rules requiring that she turn over work-related...
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