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  • Jihad John: Another Rich Terrorist Who Doesn't Need a Job

    03/01/2015 3:38:23 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    In a recent interview, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that to fight terrorism, “we need to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….” In other words, we can fight terrorism with a jobs program, sort of a stimulus program for the jihadists. If we only have enough shovel ready jobs for the jihadists, there will be no terrorism. How amazing naďve and how terrifyingly stupid, but this is the mentality that is prevalent throughout the Obama administration. The history of Islamic terrorism is replete with examples...
  • Fr. Leatherby has pneumonia, please pray for him

    03/01/2015 3:24:06 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    libsyn ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
      Fr. Leatherby has walking pneumonia, he had to say mass this morning, he couldn't get anyone to substitute for him. He's a joy-warrior. When he gives his homilies, he's grinning from ear to ear with tears in his eyes, bouncing on his toes. http://frleatherby.libsyn.com/ He's a fearless bantam-weight. He reminds me of the most physically brave man I ever saw, Ryan T. Anderson, facing down Suze Orman and 300 raging hostiles alone in Piers Morgan's tv studio, he was in top rope-a-dope form, "you can't call gay 'marriage' any more than you can say 'a square circle' ". sacra-pizza-man.org/ryan-anderson-videos-removed-from-lifesitenews-get-em-here/
  • Airstrikes, Oil Prices Hit Islamic State’s Funding

    03/01/2015 3:11:02 PM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | STACY MEICHTRY And SAM SCHECHNER
    Airstrikes against Islamic State militants and falling oil prices have hurt the group’s ability to fund operations across Iraq and Syria, according to an international agency that fights terror financing. In a report issued Friday, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, or FATF, said U.S.-led airstrikes targeting refineries and transport convoys have managed to disrupt Islamic State’s ability to deliver oil to the black market. Islamic State’s “ability to efficiently extract, refine and sell petroleum and petroleum products from the territory in which it operates has significantly diminished,” the report said. Bank looting, kidnapping and ransom have helped offset the...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/1 7-11pm est

    03/01/2015 3:10:50 PM PST · by Vision · 8 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/1/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "Self Medication" is Ontological Onanism

    03/01/2015 3:09:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    http://www.google.com/search ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Calling substance abuse anything other than what it is--self induced mental illness--is just more of the same excuse making.
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 3:09:02 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 23 replies
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • The First World War and the Costly Burden of Obamanomics

    03/01/2015 3:04:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    What does World War I have to do with Obamanomics? ThereÂ’s no real connection, of course, but it did give me an opportunity to present a good analogy. At a conference in London last week, I was discussing with some folks the state of the American economy and the role of public policy.I was trying to explain whatÂ’s happened in the past few years, describing the avalanche of bad policy last decade, culminating with the faux stimulus in 2009 and the enactment of Obamacare in 2010.I then said that ObamaÂ’s efforts to impose further statism have been largely stymied, particularly...
  • Scott Walker reverses immigration stance (for now)

    03/01/2015 2:56:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Eric Bradner
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) —Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that his "view has changed" on immigration and he no longer supports reforms that would allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.</p> <p>The Republican, who surged to the front of 2016 presidential primary polls in recent weeks, admitted the flip-flop from a stance he'd taken in 2013 during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."</p>
  • Republicans Attacking Janet Yellen Should Be Careful What They Wish For

    03/01/2015 2:55:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Fed chair Janet Yellen testified this week on the state of the economy. The only interesting thing to come of it was some sharp-edged criticism by Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee. That includes committee chair Jeb Hensarling, who said, "Fed reforms are needed ... Fed reforms are coming." Senator Rand Paul, for one, is pushing a bill to audit the Fed, by which he means auditing the Fed's policies and discussions. But Yellen and other Fed big shots fiercely oppose any rules that might be imposed on the central bank by Congress. Now, down through the years,...
  • Saturday Night Live makes fun of western girls who join ISIS [satire]

    03/01/2015 2:44:37 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2015 | Saturday Night Live
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2fazw5Y9k
  • Kierra’onna Rice shot dead in fight with girls after a Facebook feud (Alabama)

    03/01/2015 2:42:47 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    News ^ | March 02, 2015
    A FEUD between teenage girls on Facebook has boiled over, ending with one of the girls dead and two injured. The Facebook fight led to the girls planning to meet at a park in Birmingham, the capital of the US southern state Alabama, to settle their differences. It is alleged that the group of teenage girls arranged the brawl, which they planned to film before posting the footage on social media. “This was an absolutely senseless killing,” Lieutenant Sean Edwards, of Birmingham Police ... Birmingham police arrested two suspects, a 17-year-old male and an 19-year-old male, who were identified by...
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    03/01/2015 2:37:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit-card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology.
  • Democrats set to skip Netanyahu speech are outraged over ad attacking Susan Rice on human rights

    03/01/2015 2:19:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Several prominent Congressional Democrats publicly decried an ad in the New York Times taken out by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. The ad was very critical of National Security Adviser Susan Rice, implying that genocide is her “blind spot.”
  • PGA Golfer Dan Olsen: Tiger Woods Suspended For Failed Drug Test [audio link]

    03/01/2015 2:18:21 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 37 replies
    the game 730 ^ | 3-1-15 | Dan Olsen
    This guy is a bit of a crack pot, but I've suspected this. Funny either way, and we'll see if anything else comes from this. Michael Jordan and his playing baseball comes to mind.
  • This is America: Injured veteran gets mortgage-free house

    03/01/2015 2:15:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve had far too much depressing news this week, so it’s time for something good. And by something good, I mean something great. In North Carolina, an injured Iraq war veteran and his family have received a new home at no cost after losing almost everything they had due to complications from his injuries. An Army veteran and his family are settling into a home donated to them mortgage-free and renovated by Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Retired Sgt. Allen Megginson and his wife Amy arrived at the home this morning, escorted by members of the...
  • Freed from Sin by Sovereign Joy

    03/01/2015 2:12:17 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 2 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mike Riccardi
    Now I will relate how You set me free from a craving for sexual gratification which fettered me like a tight-drawn chain, and from my enslavement to worldly affairs: I will confess to Your name, O Lord, my helper and my redeemer.[1]Last week we looked at Augustine’s famous maxim that the human soul is restless until it finds its rest and satisfaction in the Triune God. This week, I want to look at Augustine’s own account of coming to that saving rest.While he had been sitting under the Gospel preaching of Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo had the occasion...
  • Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) [Third Successor To St. Peter And Friend of Apostles]

    03/01/2015 2:00:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Clement of Rome (died 110 A.D.) The Fathers of the Church spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, defended the Church in apologetic writing and fought the many heresies of the first six centuries of Christianity. These men, also called Apostolic Fathers, gave special witness to the faith, some dying the death of a martyr. Like Jesus who referred to Abraham as a spiritual father (Luke 16: 24) and St. Paul, who referred to himself in the same terms (1 Cor 4: 15), the Fathers were zealous for the word of God. Their writings are a testimony to the faith of...
  • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

    03/01/2015 1:52:31 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN World News ^ | March 1 2015 | REUTERS
    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas hospital when it admitted Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he contracted it in Liberia. Nurses were ill prepared and received little guidance on how to treat Ebola or protect themselves.
  • Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS [ISIS Needs More Jobs?]

    03/01/2015 1:40:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 1, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA
    Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS Mar 1, 2015 BY ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.
  • Stunning Tony Abbott recovery in latest poll despite media attacks (Australian leadership crisis)

    03/01/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 2nd March 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    WOW. Despite everything they’ve tried to throw at Abbott — false claims about “unilateral invasions”, heckling at media conferences, wall-to-wall ABC and Fairfax attacks, open campaigning for Malcolm Turnbull and constant peddling of false claims of an imminent challenge — the media have not destroyed Tony Abbott. In fact, they have failed to stop an astonishing recovery, if the latest IPSOS poll can be believed. The Sydney Morning Herald grudgingly admits: “Australian voters have thrown Tony Abbott a lifeline just as his internal opponents were shaping to dump him, with a Fairfax-IPSOS poll confirming a pro-government shift is under way....
  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    03/01/2015 1:37:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 4:04 PM EST | Mary Esch
    Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder in Siberia, but we’re the farthest below normal.” The climate center shows the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca had their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4°. The normal average temperature...
  • Gay Group Wins Formal Recognition From State Republican Party

    03/01/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 1, 2015
    Gay Group Wins Formal Recognition From State Republican Party By SEEMA MEHTA The Log Cabin Republicans, a 38-year-old organization that had unsuccessfully sought a charter from the state party several times in the past, received the formal imprimatur on a 861-293 vote at the party’s biannual convention in Sacramento. Brandon Gesecki, a delegate from Carmel who supported the effort, said the vote showed how much the party in California has changed in recent years. “It would have been the complete opposite 15 years ago,” said Gesecki, who also turned in a proxy vote from former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado supporting...
  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job ‘most days’

    03/01/2015 1:30:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 1:58 PM EST
    We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, “Friday wasn’t all that fun,” he says, though “most days” he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives. …
  • Is This Picture a 'Seed' Sent to Earth by Aliens? Scientists Discover Mysterious Organism

    03/01/2015 1:26:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 68 replies
    SundayExpress ^ | January 25, 2015 | Nathan Rao
    Some scientists believe this is a seed sent to earth by aliens The never-before seen image shows a microscopic metal globe spewing out biological material feared to be an infectious agent. Though the origin or purpose of the mysterious sphere is uncertain, experts say it could contain genetic material - the precursor to life. They sensationally claim it could have been designed by an intelligent species to “seed” and propagate alien life on Earth. It is the first time anything like this has been seen and points not only to the existence of extra-terrestrial life, but to complex and...
  • Wallace Presses Walker on Flip-Flop on Immigration [Obama, terrorism, abortion, budget, God]

    03/01/2015 1:18:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chris Wallace interview with Scott Walker
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" about his growing popularity, his record as governor and some of the controversies he's faced. Wallace noted that Walker has taken some heat recently for refusing to say whether or not President Obama loves this country and whether or not he's a Christian. "I am not going to take a manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path that I think Americans want, which is leaders who will stand up and tell them where they stand on...
  • US backed Syrian rebel group dissolves, merges with Islamist after losses

    03/01/2015 1:16:30 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hazzm, one of largest remaining non-jihadist Syrian rebel groups, decides to merge with Islamists rebels with which they have fought for weeks. One of the main western-backed rebel groups announced on Sunday that it had dissolved itself and joined a larger Islamist alliance, weeks into a battle which saw it lose ground and men to more powerful al Qaeda insurgents.
  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:07:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that the Senate should change its rules in order to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "I think they should change the rule," McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggesting the Senate invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to allow spending bills to only require a simple majority to advance instead of 60 votes.
  • After Boris Nemtsov’s Assassination, ‘There Are No Longer Any Limits’ [Russia]

    03/01/2015 12:59:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | FEB. 28, 2015 | JULIA IOFFE
    On Friday evening, Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, went on a prominent Moscow radio station to exhort his fellow citizens to come out to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policies. There would be a rally on Sunday, a spring march, to demonstrate against the deepening economic crisis and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. The most prominent Russian opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny, had been put in jail for 15 days, which just happened to be long enough to keep him from attending the rally. Nemtsov, who was older and, by now, less influential,...
  • WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

    03/01/2015 12:59:02 PM PST · by McGruff · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cassie Spodak
    The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The ad, claiming "Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide," appeared in Saturday's paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress.
  • ‘Moronic naďve’ Sen. Chuck Schumer somehow finds a way to tie the NRA to homegrown terrorism

    03/01/2015 12:57:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Get ready. It looks like the Left is poised to make the case that the NRA is at fault for the potential of any terrorism happening here at home.
  • Media in Tony Abbott witch hunt (Australian leadership crisis)

    03/01/2015 12:55:15 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 2nd March 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    ABC boss Mark Scott is openly gloating at the near-fatal troubles of Tony Abbott. Last week, he tweeted a joke about the latest leak designed to hurt the Prime Minister — one attacking Abbott’s chief of staff, Peta Credlin. “Torrential rain in Canberra tonight,” sniggered Scott, linking to a weather forecast. “More leaks expected.” Taxpayers give the ABC $1 billion a year. In exchange, it is meant, by law, to be balanced, but under Scott, it is campaigning against Abbott. It’s not alone. The media pack attack has been astonishing, and truth barely seems to count. Check some recent anti-Abbott...
  • Is Confession Dead? (Catholic Caucus)

    03/01/2015 12:52:48 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 1, 2015 | Terence K. O'Leary
    The confessionals are empty. The sinners have gone away. Or should I say, “sin has gone away.” Not to be judgmental, but rather to be observant, I sense poignantly a lack of what I would call “sin awareness” among modern Catholics. We seem to have assimilated the secular notion that the concept of sin places outdated, even psychologically damaging restraints on people, or that the feeling of guilt for wrongdoing (or wrong-thinking) is emotionally debilitating. Thus, we see in society the virtual elimination of the word “sin.” We don’t want to hurt anybody’s self esteem. Catholics, perhaps innocently, have...
  • Washington tensions rise ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress (Is Schumer racist for attending?)

    03/01/2015 12:52:46 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/01/2015 | ADAM EDELMAN
    --SNIP-- Not all Democrats, however, are clearly siding with the President. New York Sen. Charles Schumer stressed Sunday that a nuclear Iran would be a “huge problem.” “Iran is on the list of terrorist nations. Iran has caused the death, directly or indirectly, of hundreds of Americans with terrorist acts. And they want to dominate the Middle East,” Schumer said on John Catsimatidis' Sunday morning radio show on WNYM, also known as AM 970 The Answer. Schumer said, that if a deal came to pass, it would have to include a “really tough inspection regime, because I don’t trust these...
  • Technology Needed To Keep Drones From No-Fly Zones

    03/01/2015 12:52:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Times Record (Fort Smith, AR) ^ | 03/01/2015 | Deborah M. Todd
    Low-cost hobby drones are making the power of flight accessible to anyone with a few hundred bucks to spare. But a combination of technology and safety laws could take the controls out of users’ hands.When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the White House in late January, Hong Kong-based DJI responded quickly with the release of a software update that added a 15.5-mile no-fly zone around Washington, preventing its Phantom 2 products from taking off in the area. The company already had no-fly zones that prohibit flights within 8 miles of thousands of airports.The update wasn’t as...
  • Genuine Christians are dead to sin while being alive to God

    03/01/2015 12:50:13 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | Feb 19,2015 | Mike Ratliff
    6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows:“ DO not say in your heart, ‘ Who will ascend into heaven? ’ (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or ‘ Who will descend into the abyss? ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” 8 But what does it say? “ The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,...
  • McDonald’s accused of avoiding €1bn in taxes (by European trade unions)

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26 Feb 2015, 09:24 | Benjamin Fox
    Fast-food giant McDonald’s has avoided paying €1 billion in tax across the EU, and should be included in the EU’s probe on “sweetheart” tax deals, according to a report published Wednesday (25 February). The report, published by the European Federation of Public Service Unions, its US Counterpart and the charity War on Want, accuses McDonald’s of “aggressive and potentially abusive optimization of its structure which has led to the avoidance of significant amounts of tax across the continent”. It concludes that “it is likely that the company reached a secret tax deal with Luxembourg”. In July 2009, the Happy-Meal maker...
  • Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road. The stop was routine police work, except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came courtesy of the private force he created that, until recently, he called the “Manassas Junction Police Department.” He is its chief and sole officer. He is a force of one. And...
  • First Sunday of Lent: The Triumph of Orthodoxy

    03/01/2015 12:46:56 PM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic heresy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy." - See more at: http://lent.goarch.org/sunday_of_orthodoxy/learn/#sthash.gdvBOiyY.dpuf
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Tall Men"(1955)

    03/01/2015 12:38:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Raoul Walsh
  • What's Been Lost to the Islamists' Sledgehammers (historians shocked)

    03/01/2015 12:28:43 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Screen Capture A video showing Islamic State militants with sledgehammers and power drills on a rampage inside the Mosul Museum shows the destruction of both reproductions and priceless originals from at least two important eras in the region’s history, said a British expert on Iraqi culture. Paul Collins, of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, in an email to Aleteia, said it was “distressing” to watch scenes of the destruction of colossal winged bulls of the seventh century BC. “These are certainly the real things and it looks from the video that the sculptures are those situated outside...
  • UK's First 'Anti-Islamisation' Rally Dwarfed by Counter-Demo

    03/01/2015 12:27:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/28/15 | AFP
    An estimated 375 people turned out for the Germany-based PEGIDA movement's first demonstration in Britain on Saturday, but were outnumbered by a 2,000-strong crowd of counter-protesters, police said. PEGIDA has drawn large crowds in Germany to protest against what it calls the "Islamisation" of Europe, and small demonstrations have also taken place in Austria and Sweden. Police in the city of Newcastle, northeast England, said five men were arrested "for isolated incidents" but insisted both the PEGIDA march and the Newcastle Unites protest passed off smoothly. The five men, aged between 17 and 54, were arrested for alleged offences including...
  • Taiwanese Cartoon Captures Ridiculousness of Net Neutrality

    03/01/2015 12:26:22 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/28/15 | Amy Miller
    This week, the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of implementing net neutrality policies. These rules will prevent internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking or throttling traffic, ban giving priority to providers who are willing to pay for faster service, and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This means that internet service will now be regulated under stricter, utility-based laws the government currently uses to control wired telephone and other similar services. The pro-NN moves made by the FCC have come under attack from both activists, and members of Congress. A recent poll shows that only 1 in...
  • [Ireland ambassador to UK] Dan Mulhall: Ireland will do ‘all we can’ to keep the UK in the EU

    03/01/2015 12:25:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 27/02/2015 - 14:33 | Updated: 27/02/2015 - 14:37 | Mark Briggs
    UK membership of the EU was in “fundamental Irish national interest”, and would adversely affect the whole EU, the Irish Ambassdor in London told EurActiv. Ireland will do “all that we can” to ensure the UK remains in the EU, stated Dan Mulhall. “A British exit would inevitably weaken the Union, which is something that cannot be in Ireland’s interests,” said the diplomat. […] Mulhall said Ireland would back reforms that make the European Union “work better”, but warned now was not the time to engage in “radical treaty change”. “I don’t think full blown treaty reform is appropriate or...
  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by bestintxas · 62 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/1/15 | g richter
    President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News,...
  • Mr. President, Your Summit Had it Wrong

    03/01/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Mr. President, Your recent summit to “Counter Violent Extremism” was flawed from the start—beginning with its name. Extremism is indeed a threat (especially a threat to Christians), but that is not what we face when confronting ISIS. On that issue, I’m afraid you’re confused. First let’s look at the definition of extremists: namely, people who advocate or resort to measures beyond norms to enforce their views. To look at textbook examples of extremism, one doesn’t need to look abroad. Let’s enumerate some acts of extremism inflicted by the US government: Removing the Bible by force from schools after it had...
  • Europe's Solar Power Industry Braces For Solar Eclipse

    03/01/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    On the morning of March 20, 2015, a solar eclipse will pass over all of Europe, visible from Turkey to Greenland. A decade ago, that probably wouldn't have mattered to anyone except people who love astronomy (and all the schoolchildren building pinhole cameras to observe the sun.) But now, three percent of Europe's electricity grid comes from solar power, making the March event a proving ground for this renewable energy technology. In the span of two hours, 35,000 megawatts of electricity will fade from the grid, and then return. To put that in perspective, a typical coal plant in the...
  • Dirty Business as Usual at California High Speed Rail [Feinstein's Husband $$]

    03/01/2015 12:12:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    crazifornia.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Staff
    Dianne Feinstein: Inside Traitor Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage? Feinstein-one eyeBoth questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein. So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the lead firm in the three-firm consortium selected...
  • Our Crazy Laws on the Insanity Defense

    03/01/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Steve Chapman
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  • Italian Coastguard Arms Itself To Defend Against ISIS

    03/01/2015 12:10:51 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/1/15 | Thomas D. Williams
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