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  • Talking To Trump: Refreshing Like Reagan And Palin

    07/30/2015 3:27:12 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Kevin Scholla | by Kevin Scholla
    When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, the typical attacks came flying in from the left as well as from establishment hacks. They called Mr. Trump a clown. They tried to marginalize his run by painting him and his efforts as fraudulent. The very same people who found nothing odd about a community organizer with no experience seeking the White House found plenty wrong with one of the world’s most successful businessmen doing the same. Trump was blasted by people who’ve never met him. People that know very little about the man felt they could still make huge judgments...
  • NJ Church Group to Sleep at Philly Zoo in Order to See Pope

    07/30/2015 3:22:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    NBCPhiladelphia.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Maxfield, David Chang
    While some people are spending as much as $600 a night at hotels for Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to Philadelphia, a North Jersey church group is spending less money on a far less luxurious place to stay: the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • China sets up first unmanned factory

    07/30/2015 3:13:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | July 27, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    A Chinese firm specialising in precision technology has set up the first unmanned factory at Dongguan city where all the processes are operated by robots, regarded as futuristic solution to tide over China's looming demographic crisis and dependence on manual workers. In the plant, all the processes are operated by computer- controlled robots, computer numerical control machining equipment, unmanned transport trucks and automated warehouse equipment. The technical staff just sits at the computer and monitors through a central control system. At the workshop of Changying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan, known as the "world factory", which manufactures cell phone modules,...
  • STEIN: OBAMA, KERRY OPENING THE DOOR FOR MOST HARM OF JEWISH PEOPLE IN HISTORY

    07/30/2015 3:12:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” actor, author and former White House speechwriter Ben Stein said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have “opened the door to more harm of Jewish people in the history of the world” with the Iran nuclear deal, which he called a “disgrace to humanity.”
  • VIDEO Fire rescue construction worker at apartment complex under construction in Houston

    Heart-stopping moments caught on camera when this apartment complex, under construction in Houston, went up in flames. You’ll see this construction worker left trapped on the ledge of the burning building. He's about to jump to the floor below after realizing that the fire is quickly closing in on him! A firefighter in a ladder truck makes his way to him in with seconds to spare! The $50M building collapsed like a paper house, destroyed in just 20 minutes. Incredibly, no one was seriously hurt.
  • Last Catholic Church Closes in Antarctica [by order of the US Government]

    07/30/2015 3:00:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica, July 29, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - After nearly 60 years, the Catholic Church is gone from Antarctica. The numbers of Mass attendees at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station have so dwindled that the presence of a Catholic priest is no longer needed. The parish church belongs to the New Zealand diocese, and is located on the grounds of the U.S. Antarctic Program, run by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has asked the diocese to sever ties with the program. A military chaplaincy will offer interdenominational services and pastoral care, but it's unclear whether these...
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - July 30, 2015

    07/30/2015 2:52:19 AM PDT · by sneakers · 5 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

    07/30/2015 2:51:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/30/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim penchant to target “white” women for sexual exploitation—an epidemic currently plaguing Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia—is as old as Islam itself, and even traces back to Muhammad.Much literary evidence attests to this in the context of Islam’s early predations on Byzantium (for centuries, Christendom’s easternmost bulwark against the jihad). According to Ahmad M. H. Shboul (author of “Byzantium and the Arabs: The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature”) Christian Byzantium was the “classic example of the house of war,” or Dar al-Harb—that is, the quintessential realm that needs to be conquered by jihad. Moreover, Byzantium...
  • Harley an awkward ride for 'union-busting' Republican Walker

    07/30/2015 2:37:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Emily Flitter and Alexia Shurmur
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, there's something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that he has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads "Union made in the USA." Walker has made the iconic American brand a centerpiece of his campaign kick-off tour this month, visiting four dealerships and sometimes showing off his own 2003 Harley Road King as he seeks to harness its appeal to older white male voters. But there is another side to Harley that the Republican candidate has been less vocal about - it is...
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Presidential candidate to Cruz Alabama on bus tour

    07/30/2015 2:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jordan LaPorta
    The Shelby County Republican Party announced Wednesday they will be hosting a “Southern Social” with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and moon pies as part of a series of events the presidential candidate has scheduled that day in Alabama. Cruz will be meeting voters and speaking at the Pelham Civic Complex on Sunday August 9 from 2pm-4pm. The event is casual and open to the public. Yellowhammer’s Cliff Sims will also be in attendance and will be introducing the senator at the event. Campaign sources say Senator Cruz may also attend a service that morning at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Via a...
  • You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerry’s daughter’s wedding

    07/30/2015 2:12:35 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 9 replies
    Allen West ^ | 7/28/15 | Michele Hickford
    "Gee, do you think Secretary Kerry should have recused himself from the negotiations with Iran at the very outset because of his long-standing relationship to his Iranian counter-part, Mohammad Javad Zarif? Let me explain."....
  • The absolute worst advice we give to Americans struggling to pay rent

    07/30/2015 1:38:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hanna Brooks Olsen
    In urban centers around the country, rental prices are soaring. Cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City routinely report double-digit increases that make it nearly impossible for residents to make ends meet. But it’s not just dwellers of those metropolitan areas who are having a hard time paying the rent. According to a report out this week from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, more than half of renters in America are considered to be financially burdened by their rent, meaning that they spend more than 30 percent of their income just on where they live. High...
  • Today's Toons 7/30/15

    07/30/2015 1:26:11 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 7/30/15 | pookie18
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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way over Uluru

    07/30/2015 1:16:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | July 30, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above Uluru/Ayers Rock in this striking night skyscape. Recorded on July 13, a faint airglow along the horizon shows off central Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette. Of course the Milky Way's own cosmic dust clouds appear in silhouette too, dark rifts along the galaxy's faint congeries of stars. Above the central bulge, rivers of cosmic dust converge on a bright yellowish supergiant star Antares. Left of Antares, wandering Saturn shines in the night.
  • How Cruz, Fiorina, and even Trump are Saving the Republican Brand

    07/30/2015 1:16:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Donald Trump won't be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I'm grateful he's put the GOP on life support, and he isn't alone. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are doing what's been unseen since Ronald Reagan--speaking above the political and media elite and connecting directly to the people. I suspect Trump will fade. And when he does, those who can effectively communicate a vision for America with passion and optimism along with a plan to restore her to prominence will be poised to siphon off his supporters. So how...
  • Alan Greenspan: This is 'extremely dangerous' (Captain Obvious alert)

    07/30/2015 12:40:15 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 16 replies
    While markets hone in on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy hints, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan sees a bigger economic irritant—government spending. On Wednesday, Greenspan decried a rise in entitlement costs, which he contended have pressured the U.S. economy. "To me the discussion today shouldn't even be on monetary policy it should be on how do we constrain this extraordinary rise in entitlements," he said in a CNBC "Closing Bell" interview, calling the trend "extremely dangerous." Social expenditures in the U.S. were 19.2 percent of gross domestic product last year, up from 15.5 percent in 2005, according to data from...
  • Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism

    07/30/2015 12:38:37 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Zoë Schlanger
    The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light. The new framework significantly pares down last year’s framework, simplifying and condensing the course’s Thematic Learning Objectives from 50 to 19, according to an official at the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers AP exams. In the process, a new section on the concept of “American exceptionalism” has been added. Some names...
  • Lake County officials detail day of violence capped by arrest of Painesville murder suspect

    Razo was released after "border patrol" told deputies that there was no reason to detain him, Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said Tuesday at a press conference.
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Just Punishment--Jonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century

    07/30/2015 12:28:10 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Fred Kaplan
    Jonathan Pollard, who’s been in prison the past 30 years for selling secrets to Israel, will be released on parole this November. Two things are worth noting. First, contrary to many skeptics, his release is not a political ploy to relax Israel’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. Second, contrary to claims by Pollard’s supporters, his punishment has been completely justified; he ranks as one of the 20th century’s most appalling American spies. The first myth is easy to puncture. Pollard’s life sentence came with a mandatory-parole clause after 30 years. He started serving time in November 1985. So, 30...
  • Sunni Arab Nations Are Israel's Allies,' Says Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General

    07/30/2015 12:10:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2015
    The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. “What we have is a regime on a roll that is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Gold said of Iran, “and it’s not Israel talking, that is our Sunni Arab neighbors — and you know what? I’ll use another expression – that is our Sunni Arab allies talking.” Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and a longtime...
  • Team Obama Insults Jews With Jonathan Pollard’s Parole

    07/29/2015 11:42:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/29/15
    Leave it to Team Obama to expect Jews to accept a Hail Mary. The Justice Department confirmed Tuesday that Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, was granted parole and will be released by November, after having served 30 years in prison. The news came almost a week after Justice officials said they wouldn’t object if a parole panel granted his release. Israel and many American Jews have long sought Pollard’s freedom, arguing that he’d spied for an ally, Israel, not an enemy, and that his life sentence was harsher than what most other spies received.
  • Did You Respond to a Nigerian Prince?

    07/29/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rusty Collins
    Not good if you did. Beware of foreign pen pals promising money. At least wait for their check to clear before you wire funds. The “Nigerian Letter” scam is known as a “419” because the scheme violates section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. While it seems like a laughable hoax, Americans lose millions of dollars annually to this fraud, which can appear in the form of a letter, email, voicemail, or text. The scam tries to gain access to your personal finances and works like this: Step 1: You are sent a form of payment for a large amount,...
  • Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money

    Three girls turned the tables on ISIS recruiters. (Photo: Jaber al-Helo/AP) If you’re low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow money, make a Kickstarter campaign… or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but that’s what three girls from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did.
  • Obama to offer Pell grants to prisoners

    The Obama administration will soon give some inmates the chance to take college courses on the government's dime. The Education Department and Justice Department on Friday are expected to announce a pilot program giving some prisoners access to federal Pell grants. The aim is to test how effective correctional education programs can be in breaking the cycle of repeat offenders. Congress banned prisoners from being eligible for Pell grants in 1994. Since then, the prison population has grown significantly to 1.6 million nationwide, and calls for reform are coming from President Obama -- who recently became the first sitting president...
  • CISA: the dirty deal between Google and the NSA that no one is talking about

    07/29/2015 10:43:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Evan Greer and Donny Shaw
    One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes. The reality is that both types of abuse are dangerous, and they work hand in hand. It’s hard to find a more perfect example of this collusion than in a bill that’s headed for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate: the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA. CISA is an out and out surveillance bill masquerading as a...
  • Waitress fired, restaurant owner sorry after customers labeled 'black couple' on receipt

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — A waitress in Maryland Heights, Missouri, is out of a job after she reportedly labeled two of her customers as "black couple" on a restaurant receipt. According to KTVI, Kimberli Wilson and a companion were at Patrick's Westport Grill on July 18 when she saw the words at the top of the bill. ADVERTISING "I was frustrated," Wilson told KTVI. "I was angry. I was thinking, 'Really? Are we still doing this in 2015?'"
  • Mark Steyn : Pathway to Codswallop

    07/29/2015 10:37:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    In a thoughtful review of Ann Coulter's splendid new book, iconoclastic Democrat Mickey Kaus lists the open-borders advocates in American politics: ...the entire Democratic party, half the Republican party, half (secretly) of the politicians who claim to represent the other half of the Republican party, virtually the entire press (including Fox), virtually all of business, and virtually all big money political donors (including the Kochs!). The bit I've bolded helps explain the Trump bump in the GOP polls. A significant part of the Republican base thinks half their candidates are just schmoozing them to get through primary season, genuflecting toward...
  • Body Parts for Profit: How Abortion Clinics Supply Stem Cell Research (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:31:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    occupycorporatism.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susanne Posel
    Dr. Leon R. Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics under former President George W. Bush, has written a report entitled “The Meaning of Life – In the Laboratory”. Kass discusses the morality surrounding the US government’s funding of “research on human embryonic stem cells, cells derived from early embryos produced by in vitro fertilization in assisted-reproduction clinics.” According to the report, the use of human embryos is justified by the advancements of science which demands that...
  • Man Catches Teen stealing his wallet, and disciplines by whipping him

    07/29/2015 10:29:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    YouTube/Liveleak ^ | July 1, 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBcUUhxpiJs
  • IOC wants another U.S. bid city for 2024 Games after Boston drops out

    07/29/2015 10:20:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    SI ^ | Tue Jul. 28, 2015
    International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says he wants the United States and its Olympic officials to pick "the most appropriate city" for a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston dropped out of the running. On Monday, Boston and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced the end of the city’s campaign to host the games after months of local opposition and concern about how it would be funded. "For the IOC this was always about an American bid put forward by the United States Olympic Committee,'" Bach said in a statement. "This invitation phase is also an opportunity to...
  • Who Gets the Winter Games No One Else Wanted?

    07/29/2015 10:15:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2015 | MATTHEW FUTTERMAN
    As choices for potential Olympic cities go, the decision that the International Olympic Committee faces on Friday for the 2022 Winter Games ranks as one of the strangest in recent memory. Back in 2012, it looked like the race for 2022 would be extremely competitive. But after exploring bids, Oslo; Stockholm; Munich; Krakow, Poland; and St. Moritz, Switzerland; all dropped out amid public opposition and concerns over costs. Lviv, Ukraine, dropped out because of an ongoing war. That left Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, neither of which holds a reputation as a top winter sports destination compared with past cities such...
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Hedgehogs 'Kicked Like Footballs' in Sweden

    07/29/2015 10:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2015
    Shocking reports from a rescue centre in western Sweden about cruel abuse of hedgehogs have put the Nordic country's reputation as an animal-friendly nation in a different light. “We are getting hedgehogs brought to us that have been hurt by children or adults,” Conny Jonasson, who works at the Kottecentralen rescue centre in Lilla Edet, told The Local. “In some cases, they've been kicked around like a football or poked with sticks.” The centre suspects that at least ten of the 118 hedgehogs it has cared for so far this year have been deliberately injured by humans. However, staff say...
  • French Farmers Block German, Spanish Trucks

    07/29/2015 10:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Jul 2015
    UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices.Farmers set up checkpoints on six roads between Germany and France late on Sunday night and said they would continue their action until later Monday. "We've already held back between 200 and 300 lorries transporting products that are distorting competition for us," said Franck Sander, local head of the FNSEA farming union. "For example, we made a lorry carrying Babybel (cheese) turn back. Consumers think this is French but the cheese...
  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    07/29/2015 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/29/15 | JOAN LOWY, LORI HINNANT and ROD McGUIRK
    Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Related Stories US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777 Associated Press Searcher says wing find won't change MH370 seabed search Associated Press Australia Official: Too Early to Say If Plane Debris from MH370 The Wall Street Journal Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370 Reuters Investigators believe debris found...
  • Trump: 'Vicious, Horrible' Lawyer Wanted to Breast-Pump in Front of Me

    07/29/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 05:19 PM | By Greg Richter
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump disputed claims from a female lawyer who said he called her "disgusting" when she asked to take a break to breast-pump during a 2011 deposition. Elizabeth Beck told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday that Trump had "an absolute meltdown" when she requested a break to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old child. Special: Hackers Release Top Secret Money Making Software to Public "He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there," Beck said. Trump denied the claim to...
  • Petition Seeks New Name for Rikers Island Over Historic Ties to Slavery

    07/29/2015 9:46:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    DNA info ^ | 7/20/15 | Eddie Small
    RIKERS ISLAND — The head of the Harlem Historical Society wants Rikers Island renamed based on the namesake family's connection to slavery. The embattled jail complex, which has been beset with scandal over poor treatment of inmates and calls to shut it down, gets its name from the family of Abraham Rycken, a Dutch immigrant who settled in New York in the 1600s, according to the New York Historical Society. Jacob Morris, director of the Harlem Historical Society, recently started a petition to rename the embattled jail complex due to family member Richard Riker's history of helping send blacks into...
  • AP Investigation: Dirty Rio Water a Threat at 2016 Olympics

    07/29/2015 9:34:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    abc news ^ | 7-30-2015 | BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD, ap
    An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic water sports. In the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites, the AP conducted four rounds of tests starting in March. The results have alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already have fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. These ailments could knock an athlete out for days, potentially curtailing Olympics dreams and the years of hard training behind them. "This...
  • Donald Trump to Oprah In 1988: America A Debtor Nation; "Something Is Going To Happen"

    07/29/2015 9:21:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Donald Trump warns about debt and the impact of foreign trade on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April of 1988: DONALD TRUMP: We're a debtor nation. Something is going to happen over the next number of years with this country because you can't keep on losing $200 billion (deficit at the time). And yet we let Japan come in and dump everything into our markets. It's not free trade. If you ever go to Japan right now and try to sell something, forget about it. Just forget about it. It's almost impossible. They don't have laws against it, they just...
  • Donald Trump's most notable insults

    07/29/2015 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 29th, 2015 | By HANNA KRUEGER, KATE HARDIMAN, CAROLINE KELLY
    2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail. Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons. He blasted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), questioning the Vietnam veteran's service and saying he was "not a war hero," which brought him wide criticism. Trump held 24 percent support among likely Republican voters according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll earlier this week. But the poll also suggested his support dropped following the remarks about McCain. Trump, though, is showing no sign he'll tone down his...
  • Indian restaurant fined for trying to hire Indian waiter

    07/29/2015 9:08:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Danika Fears
    An Indian waiter in an Indian restaurant — imagine that! City bureaucrats slapped a $5,000 fine on a Midtown Indian restaurant for trying to hire a server who is Indian, according to official documents. Following an inquiry by The Post, the city’s Commission on Human Rights — which cited the eatery two years ago — said it’s assessing its practices. Commission staffers have been trawling Craigslist to ensnare unwary restaurant owners who violate the law for things like seeking a “waitress” instead of a “wait-person.” That’s gender discrimination by the city’s reckoning and could lead to a four-figure fine. They...
  • The Climax Of World History...Zechariah 12

    “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.” (Zechariah 12:10 NASB)One of the climactic scenes in the book of Genesis was when Joseph, as Pharoah’s regent, revealed himself to his brothers. They had thought that he, Joseph, was an Egyptian prince. When they realized that this was the...
  • Single-family housing is an ecological disaster and Seattle’s mayor was right then, wrong now

    07/29/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jake Ellison
    Neighborhoods built around single-family housing are ecologically unsustainable in a world increasingly challenged by climate change.
  • Elizabeth Beck Rips Donald Trump Over Breast Pump

    07/29/2015 8:55:06 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | July 28 2015 | CNN
    Elizabeth Beck told CNN' that donald trump called her "disgusting" when she tried trump during a 2011 She wanted to breast pump in front of me!': Donald Trump explains why he called lawyer ‘disgusting’ republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday explained that he had only called a lawyer “disgusting” in 2011 after “she wanted to breast pump in front of me.” During an interview on Wednesday, attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN that she was representing clients who were trying to get their condominium deposits back from Trump after a failed real estate venture in 2011. She said that she...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-15. OM, St. John Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    07/29/2015 8:52:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2015   Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.On the first day of the first month of the second yearthe Dwelling was erected.It was Moses who erected the Dwelling.He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars,and set up its columns.He spread the tent over the Dwellingand put the covering on top of the tent,as the LORD had commanded him.He took the commandments and put them in the ark;he placed poles alongside the ark and set the propitiatory upon...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin

    07/29/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28 2015
    WASHINGTON — Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member now in the House, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a hefty voice of approval in a chamber deeply skeptical of the deal. “Israel’s security has and always will be of critical importance to me and our country,” Mr. Levin said in a lengthy statement explaining his decision. “I believe that Israel, the region and the world are far more secure if Iran does not move toward possession of a nuclear weapon. I believe the agreement is the best way to...
  • Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: “But We’re Not Making a Profit”

    07/29/2015 8:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 29, 2015 |
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts. The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”...