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  • Russian TV forecasts 'good weather' for Bombing Syria

    10/05/2015 6:22:35 AM PDT · by EBH
    AFP ^ | 10/5/2015
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian TV has taken its gung-ho coverage of air strikes in Syria to another level by airing cheery weather forecasts for its fighter jets bombing Syria. A female forecaster on the state-owned Rossiya 24 rolling news channel told viewers that Syria's weather in October was "ideal for carrying out operational sorties. ' Standing in front of an image of a bomber and the headline "Flying weather", the forecaster gave a straight-faced analysis of the perfect conditions for bombing. Light cloud cover "will not make flying more difficult and will not influence the systems for aiming weapons," she...
  • Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

    10/05/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 3 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | JR Ridley
    The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University’s “Healthy Masculinities Week,” organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Attendance for students was optional. The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelor’s in women, gender and sexuality studies.) Entire article can be found hee.
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 5, 2015-- iracund

    10/05/2015 6:19:42 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 2 replies
    10/5/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 10/5/15 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". iracund; adj. prone to anger; irascible. Etymology: from Latin īrācundus, from īra anger Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes on....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,October 5-9,2015

    10/05/2015 6:19:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • Homeless woman found dead at Hong Kong McDonald’s 24 hours after she sat down

    10/05/2015 6:19:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | UPDATED : Sunday, 04 October, 2015, 8:22pm | Gloria Chan
    Social welfare groups have raised concerns about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society Police are trying to confirm the identity of a homeless woman who was found dead in a 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay yesterday morning. The case has raised concern among social welfare groups about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society. The woman, aged around 50 to 60 years, was found slumped over her table in a quiet corner, 24 hours after she entered the restaurant at Ping Shek Estate,...
  • Commission investigates Denti-Cal problems

    10/05/2015 6:19:01 AM PDT · by artichokegrower
    CalWatchDog ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dave Roberts
    Half of California’s children are reliant for their oral hygiene on Denti-Cal, a state-run dental care system that has failed miserably.
  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...
  • Gov. Maggie Hassan will run for U.S. Senate in 2016 [Dem Gov vs Kelly Ayotte]

    10/05/2015 6:13:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    WMUR ^ | 10/05/2015 | Josh McElveen
    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will run for U.S. Senate, News 9's political director Josh McElveen reports Monday morning. The governor will challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her seat in 2016. As such, Hassan will not be seeking re-election as governor.
  • Emily Blunt reveals she became an American citizen for tax reasons after sparking [tr]

    10/05/2015 6:13:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2015 | Anthony Joseph
    Hollywood star Emily Blunt has revealed that she took on citizenship in America to pay less tax. The British actress was sworn in at a ceremony at the United States Court House in Los Angeles in August. The 32-year-old caused a stir in the after saying that she regretted the decision and was forced to apologize following a backlash. However, she has since opened up about the reasons she went for duel nationality - and it was all about the money.
  • A Brief Drive-By Ride With the Fourth Estate

    10/05/2015 6:10:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-5-2015 | MOTUS
    The pressure of deadlines: who can’t relate?Quarterly reports due, meetings to attend, proposal submissions…the clock just keeps ticking. And if you’re a reporter for, say, the New York Times, and you’re handed a story line with a tight deadline, mistakes will be made.Even so, 6 mistakes in one drive-by hit job on Melania Trump seems a bit excessive.Okay, technically it was a hit job on The Donald; Melania was just collateral damage.Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful, hate me because I’m Melania TrumpI think I’ve found a solution for these overworked journalists: A company called Automated Insights created a program called...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/5/15)[Prayer]

    10/05/2015 6:09:28 AM PDT · by left that other site
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/5/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 57When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.” 61They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.” 62Then...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals for Refusing to Give Abortions

    10/05/2015 6:08:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last week against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care groups, for refusing to provide emergency abortions. The formal complaint is based on the health system’s “repeated and systematic failure to provide women suffering pregnancy complications with appropriate emergency abortions as required by federal law,” according to an ACLU press release. Fox News religion correspondent Father John Morris said this is another example of religious institutions being forced to do things against their beliefs. "The ACLU wants no religious belief whatsoever to get in the way of their...
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Struck As "Corporate Secrecy" Wins Again

    10/05/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 2 replies
    The Zero Hedge ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once again the corporatocracy wins as the so-called "Trojan horse" Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been finalized. As WSJ reports, the U.S., Japan and 10 countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road for two-fifths of the global economy, officials said. For the U.S., the TPP (reportedly) opens agricultural markets in Japan and Canada, tightens intellectual property rules to benefit drug and technology companies, and establishes a tightknit economic bloc to challenge China’s influence in the region (likely forcing their hand into separate...
  • McCain:Airstrike on Afghan hospital was avoidable(The military hero strikes at our boys again)

    10/05/2015 5:59:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/4/15 | s miller
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday blamed the airstrike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital run by the medical charity Doctors without Borders on the “fog of war” and the Obama administration’s withdraw of U.S. troops from the war zone. “We call it fog of war, unfortunately. And it’s a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them,” Mr. McCain, a former Navy fighter pilot in the Vietnam War who now chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He said that the tragedy likely would have been avoided if U.S. troops...

    10/05/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies ^ | 10/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Boehner was the lesser of two evils. But not by much. You had Obama on the one side and Mr. Spray Tan on the other, and the hatred of one did not mean the love of the other. And for five years he failed. Handed the speakership by a pissed-off public, he did nothing with it. He didn't figure out how to handle Obama, he didn't figure out how to handle Reid, he was clueless with Pilosi and rudderless with the Republicans. He could neither command nor cooperate. Nor could he speak. As half the population was left without a...
  • It's All About The Taxes, Stupid

    10/05/2015 5:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Remember James Carville's famous words, "It's all about the economy, stupid." Well Ronald Reagan proved that saving the economy from assorted America-haters, socialists, Marxists and ignorant fools (like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) deserves a new jingle.It’s all about the taxes, stupid. Or are you forgetting that Reagan completely reversed the worst economy since the Great Depression in only two years and created the greatest economic expansion in world history with just one simple magic bullet- he cut taxes from 70% to 28%. It's that simple. Liberals and the mainstream media (I know, I repeat myself) have spent the past...
  • Muslim Face-Veil Controversy Boosts Canada’s Conservatives

    10/05/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 4, 2015 | John Fund
    Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada holds national elections on October 19, and the race there has taken a surprising turn. The ruling Conservative party is making political hay over a court decision that killed its ban on women wearing the niqab — or face veil — while taking the oath of citizenship. The opposition left-wing Liberal and New Democratic parties have been pounded relentlessly for not opposing use of the niqab. Conservatives have moved from third place into first place in the polls and are currently the only party with a shot at winning a majority of seats in Parliament....
  • Donald Trump: Middle East Would Be Better Off With Saddam, Gaddafi

    10/05/2015 5:57:01 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | Daniel Marans
    Donald Trump said Sunday that the Middle East would be more stable if Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Libyan autocrat Muammar Gaddafi were still in power. When asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if he thought the region would be "safer" with Hussein and Gaddafi ruling Iraq and Libya, respectively, the real estate mogul and ersatz Republican presidential candidate replied, "It's not even a contest." Trump reasoned that had the United States not forced Hussein out of power in Iraq, the Islamic State would not have come into existence. And he contended that ousting Gaddafi had led to chaos in...
  • Dealing with Boundary Issues

    10/05/2015 5:55:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 02 October 2015 | Doc Searls
    The other evening a bunch of us were sitting in a friend's living room while a series of photos scrolled across her TV. The photos were a screen saver served up by her new Apple TV box. Some of the pictures were of people, birds, flowers, cats and other typical stuff. But in the mix were also shots of price tags, bar codes, bags of mulch and other stuff she had thought about buying at some point. "What are those doing there?" somebody asked. "I don't know," she said. "I thought I threw those away." "That's scary," somebody said. "What...
  • Sports and State: Time to Separate

    10/05/2015 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums. I love sports and so do you. But it’s not right that you and I don’t have a strong say in how our politicians play ball with our money when it comes to renovating Stone Age stadiums or retiring awful athletic directors. I’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judge’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And I’m hitting the buzzer on schemes like asking taxpayers to subsidize...
  • Kevin McCarthy Hands Over Election to Hillary (Sorry, Kevin, we need an adult as Speaker)

    10/05/2015 5:51:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/4/15 | k parker
    The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the pit of the stomach. How do you spell hmmmgrrrungh? What else is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? And I say this with compassion, I really do. Because seriously? It's over. Done. Kaput. With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, from the friendliest interviewer, Sean Hannity, a GOPer could hope for, the future may as well be called Democrat. Here's what McCarthy offered if...
  • Russian-made fighter jet harasses Turkish F-16s over Turkey’s Syrian border

    10/05/2015 5:50:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | October 05, 2015
    A Russian-made MIG-29 fighter jet put two Turkish F-16 jets under radar lock on Turkish-Syrian border on Monday, the Turkish military has announced. In a written statement issued on its website on Monday, the military said 10 F-16s scrambled to patrol the Turkish-Syrian border. During this mission, a MIG-29 placed two Turkish F-16s under radar lock for five minutes and 40 seconds. The military said it has not yet determined which country the MIG-29 belongs to. Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday a Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, prompting Ankara to scramble two F-16 jets to...
  • End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'

    10/05/2015 5:50:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Express ^ | 10/05/15 | Scott Campbell
    VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all. The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week. An insider revealed: "It is very clear that Russia wants to sweep up the west of the country, taking Raqqa...
  • SHOCK: LA Times Labels Black Oregon Shooter as White Supremacist!!!

    10/05/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The Los Angeles Times has labeled the Oregon shooter as having “white supremacist leanings” even though the shooter was black. The shooter identified as “mixed race” and reportedly had a black mother. Quoting an alleged anonymous source in law enforcement, the paper wrote, “A federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said, though, that authorities had obtained some of Harper-Mercer’s writings, as well as a note he left behind, suggesting that he supported white-supremacist causes and opposed organized religion. He also liked to discuss military history, the official said.” Regarding the race of the shooter and his motivations, the...
  • Statement by Ted Cruz on the Flooding in South Carolina

    10/05/2015 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 1 replies ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding flooding in South Carolina caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin:“Heidi and my prayers are with the people of South Carolina, many of whom have suffered immense loss,” Cruz said. “We fully recognize the sacrifices that law enforcement and first responders make to protect and save lives in the face of natural disasters, and we commend all who have bravely stepped up to lead rescue and recovery efforts. We are also thankful for Gov. Haley and the many state and local officials who are working around the clock...
  • British Anarchists Organised Violent ‘Massive Calais Invasion’

    10/05/2015 5:40:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/2015 | Liam Deacon
    Over the weekend there was another violent, coordinated mass invasion of train tracks in Calais. The migrants brought travel to a standstill, making it ten miles down the tunnel where fights occurred. Once again, according to statements from the Police and officials, it seems that British Anarchists based in Calais organised the insurrection.
  • Letter: Put all gun owners in a well-regulated militia

    10/05/2015 5:39:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/05/2015 | Robert Hammer
    Here's a completely constitutional gun-control measure Congress should consider: Establish a robust national militia, mandating that every gun owner become a member. Failure to register with the militia should result in serious jail time. In the obvious interest of knowing the quantity and quality of arms available to the militia's purposes, all members should be required to inventory all of their personal arms. Failure to do so should also warrant significant jail time.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

    10/05/2015 5:37:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jackie Calmes
    The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership still faces months of debate in Congress and will inject a new flash point into both parties’ presidential contests. But the accord — a product of nearly eight years of negotiations, including five days of round-the-clock sessions here — is a potentially legacy-making achievement for President Obama, and the...
  • Hillary Clinton rips Benghazi probe, says GOP admitted it’s a ‘political partisan committee’

    10/05/2015 5:36:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday denounced the Congress’ Benghazi committee, seizing on controversial remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that she said proved the panel was political hit job aimed solely at her. Mrs. Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before the committee later this month, stopped short of backing calls by other top Democrats to shut down the committee, saying that is up to Congress. “Now that they have admitted that it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in...
  • ‘Pathetically giving up!’ Judge Jeanine slams Obama as Russia takes over US leadership role

    10/05/2015 5:35:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    BPR ^ | 10/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    The United States is losing power and influence under President Obama and Vladimir Putin’s Russia is picking it up to create a new world order. That was the take Saturday from Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro, who used her “Opening Statement” on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” to explain that Putin is attempting to take the title of world’s superpower from the U.S. and Obama’s weakness is helping him. “With Barack Obama as commander in chief, the United States is recklessly and pathetically giving up as the world’s superpower,” she said. She also detailed how the weakness Obama showed in the...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves.  From the“Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West,” he wrote.“While this is not the time for widespread panic,” Ramsey added, “it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Report: Hillary Clinton ‘Negotiated Limits’ With NBC News to Avoid ‘Vicious Humor’ on ‘SNL’

    10/05/2015 5:32:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/2015 | John Nolte
    Let me connect the pro-Hillary dots for you at NBC News… This is not rocket science. In fact, the effort NBC News is pouring into rehabilitating Hillary Clinton is now so painfully blatant that even left-wing CNN is calling out the Peacock Network. And NBC News is so desperate to keep a Republican out of the White House that “Saturday Night Live” has openly joined the pro-Hillary propaganda team. NBC News partners with and funnels $400 million to left-wing BuzzFeed.NBC News partners with and funnels $200 million to the even more left-wing Vox.NBC News partners with TargetSmart, a political data...
  • Filibusted

    10/05/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Kill the filibuster. Kill it now. Traditions are nice and institutional prerogatives can be important, but right now on Capitol Hill, the tails are wagging the dog. The filibuster is already dead – Harry Reid killed it when he chose to disregard it to pack the District of Columbia Circuit – and pretending it isn’t is not only ridiculous but it is ripping the GOP apart. It’s like a legislative Weekend at Bernie’s starring pouty Mitch McConnell and fussy little Lamar Alexander. The filibuster, a mere Senate tradition and not a constitutional mandate, is not just an obstacle to enacting...
  • Anniversary of First Linux Kernel Release: A Look at Collaborative Value

    10/05/2015 5:27:24 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies ^ | 02 October 2015 | Jennifer Cloer
    Linus Torvalds The Linux community often recognizes two anniversaries for Linux: August 25th is the day Linus Torvalds first posted that he was working on Linux and said “Hello, everybody out there…” and October 5th is the day he released the first kernel.To mark the anniversary of the first kernel release in 1991, we look at some facts and consider the progress that has been made since that early version. Version 0.01 of the Linux kernel had 10,239 lines of code (source: Wikipedia). Version 4.1, released in July 2015, has more than 19 million lines of code (source: Phoronix). ...
  • What the Secret Service Has to Say About Hillary Clinton

    10/05/2015 5:24:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 10/3/2015 | Joshua Krause
    Perhaps it’s a little cliché to say this, but most politicians have no real substance. They really only have two primary skills, which is acting and public relations. They are nothing more than professional election winners, and anyone with a half a brain knows that the politician you see on stage is a different person behind the curtain. However, this fact applies more to Hillary Clinton than any other presidential candidate. According to The First Family Detail, a book that investigates the lives of Secret Service agents, Hillary Clinton is probably the nastiest, most abusive individual in American politics...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Framed To Destroy Thousands of UAW Jobs…

    10/05/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-5-2015 | sundance
    The TPP Trade Deal is looming closer to becoming a finalized reality. Current negotiations center around Auto Manufacturing, and Japanese negotiators have constructed an outline that would devastate what remains of the U.S. Auto industry. Unfortunately the K-Street lobbyists, funded by Wall Street through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have already greased the legislative skids to all but guarantee the elimination of thousands of jobs. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue gave Senators $18 million in bribe money to insure passage. The TPP deal encompasses approximately 40% of total global manufacturing. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
  • Russia ready to meet OPEC to talk oil prices

    10/05/2015 5:13:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Holly Ellyatt
    Russia is ready to meet with members of the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) -- as well as non-member oil producers -- to discuss the situation facing global oil markets, according to the country's oil minister. Alluding to a possible meeting with the 12-member oil producer group OPEC, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Saturday "if such consultations are to happen, we are ready to take part," Reuters reported, although he did not say when and if such a meeting may take place. In addition, he told reporters that a meeting between officials from Russia and Saudi Arabia was being planned...
  • How a 1965 law changed the faces of America

    10/05/2015 5:01:43 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 18 replies
    The Economist ^ | 9/30/2015 | V.V.B.
    By 2055 no racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the American population. Non-Hispanic whites will account for less than half of the population compared with 62% today and 84% in 1965. The Pew report shows that without any immigration after the 1965 Immigration Act, America’s population today would be 75% white, 14% black, 8% Hispanic and less than 1% Asian. This shift in America’s ethnic make-up is a huge change for a country that was mainly populated by white immigrants from Europe until 1965. But as Mr Passel points out, each wave of new immigrants was initially...
  • Independents must negotiate with banks as falling oil price shows little signs of abating

    10/05/2015 4:59:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Kiran Stace
    A little-noticed announcement last week from explorer Tullow Oil kicked off a month-long process that could have significant ramifications for the entire industry. On Thursday, Tullow, which drills for oil in west Africa, told the market it had negotiated with its banks to keep its lending facility at $3.7bn after its reserves were revalued. The fact that its share price rose by 7 per cent afterwards showed how worried investors had been by what otherwise seemed like a technical exercise. Since the 1970s, oil companies have put up their own reserves as collateral for loans as a way to secure...
  • Ankara Furious As Russian Jets Violate Turkish Airspace

    10/05/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 22 replies
    UT ^ | October 5, 2015
    Turkey opposes Russia's military intervention in Syria. Turkey scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes that Ankara says violated its airspace. The Russians were allegedly making their way to Syria to carry out bombings to support Syria's Assad regime. Turkey opposes Russia's intervention in wartorn Syria and officials have warned that any further violations may be responded to more harshly.
  • Syria’s Assad Stresses Importance of Alliance With Russia, Iran, Iraq

    10/05/2015 4:51:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/04/15 | Asa Fitch and Sam Dagher
    Syrian president says coalition ‘must succeed’ to secure regional stability Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria’s war, suggesting the alternative would be a region in chaos. The alliance “must succeed, otherwise we are facing the destruction of the entire region and not just one or two states,” Mr. Assad said in the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network interview. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria’s war, suggesting the alternative would be a region in chaos. The...
  • What if shooter had targeted Muslims, not Christians? Obama would have mentioned THAT?

    10/05/2015 4:49:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    BPR ^ | 10/3/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee observed that President Barack Obama “conveniently just ignores it” when victims of a violent act, such as Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college, are Christian. Multiple witnesses said that the Umpqua Community College shooter targeted Christians, shooting them in the head while shooting non-Christians in the leg. In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg Friday, Malzberg asked Huckabee, “What if the shooter had said, ‘Are you a Muslim?’ And shot those in the head who were Muslim. Do you think the president would have mentioned that?” There was no hesitation from Huckabee “Of...
  • Final-stretch talks on huge TPP trade deal open in Atlanta (U.S. Sovereignty Forfeit Alert)

    10/05/2015 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/30/15 | Paul Handley
    Trade ministers from the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries opened final-stretch negotiations Wednesday trying to seal a deal on the world's largest free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ministers are under pressure to bridge differences over a handful of key issues which prevented an agreement during top-level talks in Hawaii in July. The stakes were high for many, with farm and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists from various countries and civil society activists gathered at the same Atlanta hotel to defend their interests. And as the ministers began meeting Wednesday, a handful of protestors marched through the lobby of...
  • Oregon Terrorist Forced Christians To Crawl, Woman To Beg For Life As He Butchered Them

    10/05/2015 4:39:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Here is the question no one is asking: Who wasn’t shot in the head by the Oregon shooter? Christians were murdered on the spot, but those who weren’t Christians were spared. Who are they? And why hasn’t any media outlet asked that question? Who was spared and why?
  • China to Participate in Airstrikes Against CIA Proxies in Syria

    10/05/2015 4:33:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    NWO Report ^ | 10/2/2015 | Debka File Staff
    The Israeli intelligence source DEBKAfile claims China is preparing to join Russia in airstrikes against the CIA’s jihadist forces in Syria. “DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that China sent word to Moscow Friday, Oct. 2, that J-15 fighter bombers would shortly join the Russian air campaign that was launched Wednesday, Sept. 30,” the website reported on October 2. The J-15 warplanes will take off from the Chinese Liaoning-CV-16 aircraft carrier, which reached Syrian shores on Sept. 26… This will be a landmark event for Beijing: its first military operation in the Middle East as well the carrier’s first taste...
  • How Hillary Plans to Tackle Gun Control [secret service protected for 38 years and counting]

    10/05/2015 4:30:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    "... Clinton’s plan, her campaign said, will continue calls for universal background checks and for the ban of military-style assault weapons from the streets. In addition, it will call for a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet and at gun shows -- something Clinton will say she will even take executive action to do -- in order to ensure that all gun sellers are held to the same standards as gun stores. It will also push for legislation to prevent gun sales from going through without completed background checks (something currently dubbed a "Charleston Loophole"), and for...
  • Scalise tells supporters: I have the votes

    10/05/2015 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    Rep. Steve Scalise told supporters in a conference call Sunday evening that he has the votes to win the race for majority leader, according to sources on the call.The Louisiana Republican, currently the majority whip, sent an email to supporters Sunday saying he had a "big announcement." Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is considering moving back the election, a move that would give conservatives time to find someone to oppose Scalise and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who is also running for the post.
  • Playing the Trump Card (on a crooked GOP)

    10/05/2015 4:21:49 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | Oct 4, 2015 | Intellectual Froglegs
    Very enjoyable watch – Courtesy of Joe Dan Media and Intellectual Froglegs
  • Turkey’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China

    10/05/2015 4:19:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | April 13, 2015
    April 13, 2015, Monday Turkey’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China Turkey's relations with China that were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2010 were dealt a significant blow a year later when increasingly assertive political Islamists in the Turkish government started playing a game of proxies with the Uyghurs of Chinese nationality as part of their short-sighted vision of a regime change in their southern neighbor, Syria. This sudden turn of policy with respect to China's Xinjiang region, shaped at the highest level of the government with chief Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan setting the bar, has been a...