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  • Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria (Mother may I...)

    09/18/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT · by yoe
    Market Watch-WSJ ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | JulianE. Barnes - CarolE. Lee
    he U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say itís an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
  • Sources: Howard Stern to Move to Palm Beach Permanently (reason: taxes)

    09/18/2014 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines
    PALM BEACH ó No matter what his professional future holds, satellite radio star Howard Stern is planning to move to Palm Beach permanently after the $10 million-renovation of his $52 million-house is completed early next year...One of the sources added that Stern is well aware of the benefits of declaring residency in a no-income tax state like Florida and homesteading his property.
  • Chocolate Milk Isn't Just For Kids: How The Drink Helps Your Workout, Brain, And The Environment

    09/18/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | September 6, 2014 | Stephanie Castillo
    Chances are chocolate milk was a staple for you growing up. Kids chug the stuff no matter what the occasion, whether itís with breakfast, lunch, or as an after-school snack. Chocolate powder, chocolate syrup ó itís all good. That is, until you get older. Chocolate milk is for kids, right? So as an adult, itís either regular milk (almond milk if youíre about that non-dairy life) or bust. But a scoop or drizzle of chocolate isnít only totally OK to have as an adult, it boasts some serious benefits.
  • OWS Sues Scam Artist Leader Over Stolen Twitter Account

    09/18/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the folks in Occupy Wall Street would have done themselves a favor if they had followed Newsbusters. Why? Because over three years ago your humble correspondent wrote about how Justin Wedes, who was one of the OWS leaders, attempted to cheat taxpayers by forging documents in order to fraudulently obtain a government grant. Now the OWS people have learned the hard way that Wedes can't be trusted. As reported by the New York Times, OWS activists are now suing Wedes for taking over their Twitter account. In addition they are asking for $500,000 in damages. So now...
  • New evacuations ordered in face of raging California wildfire

    09/18/2014 11:05:47 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 1 replies
    Reuters | 9/18/14 | Dan Whitcomb
    Authorities issued new evacuation orders on Thursday for Northern California mountain communities after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size overnight, scorching more than 100 square miles of drought-parched timber and brush. A force of nearly 3,700 firefighters struggled to stop the forward march of the King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of 11 major wildfires raging across California, but had managed to cut containment lines around 5 percent of the flames as of Thursday morning, officials said.
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. OíRourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch

    09/18/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 2 replies
    In the piece JW cites high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirming that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. In the aftermath of JWís story Ft. Bliss, an El Paso Army base near Juarez, increased security measures and the sheriff in Midland County Texasólocated halfway between Ft. Worth and El Pasoóconfirmed that he received an alert bulletin warning...
  • How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

    09/18/2014 10:57:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    reuters. ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:39pm IST | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    "Islamic State makes not less than $2 million daily that allows them to pay salaries and maintain their operations," said a former Western oil executive who worked in a foreign oil firm operating in Syria before the crisis and who is familiar with the nascent oil market. The United States, which has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq, has said it is prepared to extend the campaign into Syria, which has been racked by civil war for more than three years, and has said it will train more than 5,000 Syrian rebel fighters to counter the advancing group. But...
  • South African parliament hosts another ruckus

    09/18/2014 10:56:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 10:59 AM EDT | Christopher Torchia
    A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So he raised his middle finger in a gesture widely recognized as obscene. South Africaís parliament is supposed to be an enclave of orderly debate, but these days itźís better known for ruckuses associated with the Economic Freedom Fighters, a new political party that wants to redistribute resources to the poor.Floyd Shivambu, a deputy leader of the party, on Wednesday lifted his middle finger toward Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa while accusing him of involvement in the police killings of several dozen...
  • Schumer wants 'bill of rights' for Social Security identity theft victims

    09/18/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 9/18/14
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a so-called "bill of rights" for victims of Social Security identity theft. The New York Democrat said Wednesday that he's pushing legislation that would enhance the penalties for thieves who use a person's Social Security number without their consent.
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept women members

    09/18/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 18, 2014
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history. The R&A's 2,400 members were entitled to vote and more than three-quarters of them took part in the ballot. The vote was passed by a margin of 85%-15%.
  • Miley Cyrus under criminal investigation for twerk stunt with Mexican flag

    09/18/2014 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 09/17/2014 | By Kolten Parker
    Pop star Miley Cyrus is under a criminal investigation for desecrating the Mexican flag on stage in Monterrey on September 16, 2014, which is Mexican Independence Day. While most people in Mexico were celebrating Diez y Seis de Septiembre, Miley Cyrus was twerking on stage in Monterrey with dancers whipping and rubbing Mexican flags on her butt. To some of the pop stars' fans, it was just "Miley being Miley," but to Mexican officials in Nuevo Leon, it could be a violation of the country's constitution, which protects "national emblems, the flag and the national anthem." Cyrus, known for her...
  • Sierra Leone to Start 3-Day Nationwide Lockdown to Stop Ebola

    09/18/2014 10:47:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    abcnews ^ | Sep 18, 2014, 1:17 PM ET | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    Sierra Leone is set to begin a three-day lockdown tonight at midnight to curb the spread of Ebola, according to Doctors Without Borders. Government authorities have ordered the country's 6 million people to stay in their homes from Sept. 19 through Sept. 21, while volunteers go door-to-door to screen for Ebola and take infected people in hiding to Ebola facilities, according to Doctors Without Borders, which called the endeavor "coercive."
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan capitulates to an aggressive homosexual agenda

    09/18/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for his column in New York Catholic, Cardinal Timothy Dolan complains that he is receiving much criticism for deciding to serve as Grand Marshall in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade which will feature homosexuals marching under their own banner. The Cardinal writes, I havenít been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musialómy boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinalsówas a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now Iím getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept...
  • Mother Teresa, ISIS and Abortion

    09/18/2014 10:38:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ryan L Gavini
    Mother Teresa died in 1997 but her view on abortion has a relevance to the infamous group known as ISIS. Let me first take you back in 1987 when I personally saw this legendary woman. She came to the Philippines to inaugurate the Home for the Dying. This is one of the many homes she was operating in more than 100 countries all across the world. I was a high school seminarian when she spoke to us in our chapel. I was one of the many who were spiritually and deeply moved by her saintly presence. What I could not...
  • Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say (That would explain Chomsky and Soros)

    09/18/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 15 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | September 09, 2014 | Ruth Schuster
    There may be no such thing as a Jewish gene, but communities can definitely have defining characteristics, and one such community is Jews with roots in central and eastern Europe. A model based on the genetic sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jews concludes that todayís Ashkenazim descend from the fusion of European and Middle-Eastern Jews during the medieval era, between 600 to 800 years ago. The math also indicates that todayís sprawling community of Ashkenazi Jews ó there are more than 10 million around the world ó derived from just 350 people or so. That previously postulated population bottleneck ó a...
  • Iraq Premier Nixes US Ground Troops

    09/18/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/14 | VIVIAN SALAMA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country. "Not only is it not necessary," he said, "We don't want them. We won't allow them. Full stop." Instead, al-Abadi urged the international community to expand its campaign against the extremists in neighboring Syria. "The only contribution the American forces or the international coalition are going to help us with is from the sky," al-Abadi said. Al-Abadi, however, said that Iraq doesn't have the luxury of refusing cooperation with (Syria) Damascus, and instead pushed for some sort of coordination. "We cannot afford to fight our neighbor, even...
  • Obama is defying the Constitution on war

    09/18/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | By George F. Will
    The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Todayís issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use of force against the Islamic State. Promising to ďdestroyĒ this group with the help of ďa broad coalitionĒ of ďpartners,Ē President Obama said last week, ďI welcome congressional support for this effort.Ē He obviously thinks such support is optional, partly because this ďeffort,Ē conducted by U.S. combat aircraft,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of Touch on Women's Issues

    09/18/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 18, 2014 | by Kasie Hunt
    Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates issues of equal pay and family-friendly work policies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly -- despite the best efforts of my friends and others -- is living in an evidence-free zone," she said during a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress focused on women's issues. Clinton made the remarks during a roundtable that also featured Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Rosa...
  • Man charged in attempted fire bombing of Missouri congressman's office

    09/18/2014 10:26:39 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News (from Reuters) ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin Murphy
    KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Kansas City man was charged on Wednesday with trying to fire-bomb the local office of Missouri U.S. Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver using two bottles filled with charcoal lighter fluid, prosecutors said.
  • Europeans descended from three ancient tribes

    09/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers...
  • MSNBC: Debbie Wasserman Schultz not on speaking terms with Barack Obama - is a political albatross

    09/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Robert Laurie
    Damn. They figured it out. Given that she manages to embarrass Democrats every time she opens her mouth, itís not surprising that Iíve come to love DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. No matter what the topic, regardless of how unpopular her partyís policies are, she can be counted on to spew the craziest, most inane bunch of lunacy youíve ever heard. Whether it was her ďI meant to do thatĒ response to losing a projected win in Florida, her constant insistence that Dems love and are running on the extreme popularity of ObamaCare, or her doomed attempt to relaunch the...
  • NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

    09/18/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | David Rising
    NATOís new rapid-reaction ďspearheadĒ force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday. The creation of a 4,000 to 5,000 troop response force, which will be able to respond to a crisis in eastern Europe within two to three days, was a key decision taken by NATO leaders earlier this month in Wales. The force represents a calculation by NATO that Russian President Vladimir Putin wonít risk going head-to-head with the Western alliance. Ö
  • Tragedy: Taxpayer-funded global warming musical has come to an end

    09/18/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Final curtain. I donít know how to break this one to you. There was a chance, my friends - a fleeting chance - for the creative community to capture the hearts of the nation concerning the true greatest threat to humanity. A theater company was on board. Taxpayer money was committed. The inevitable nationwide enthusiasm for the production would surely turn us all into activists for whatever action Democrats deem necessary to deal with global warming. New taxes. New federal controls on industry. A treaty empowering the United Nations to shut down our factories on the hint of carbon levels...
  • Over 100 killed in Iraq airstrikes, clashes [Basic Training Camp Hit]

    09/18/2014 10:11:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Zee News ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Baghdad: Over 100 people were killed and 79 others wounded in Iraq Thursday in US air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those with the Islamic State(IS), officials and security sources said. In Iraq`s northern province of Nineveh, US airstrikes hit an IS training centre at the college of agriculture in Hamam al-Alil area, some 25 km south of Nineveh`s provincial capital Mosul, leaving 59 militants dead and some 70 others wounded, according to the head of the security committee of Nineveh`s provincial council. "Some of the dead and wounded were recruits who...
  • Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

    09/18/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 1:04 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says voters should turn pay inequity and womenís financial security into a political movement this fall. Clinton says issues like raising the minimum wage, equal pay and providing affordable child care need to be ďin the lifebloodĒ of the upcoming elections. Ö
  • Grasping at Sawgrass

    09/18/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Sarge
    Obama speaking about ďno boots on the groundĒ, turning the sacrifice of our heroes into a clichť is a matter formerly called: ďGrasping at strawsĒ grasping at straws: to depend on something that is useless; to make a futile attempt at something. 2. trying to find some way to succeed when nothing you choose is likely to work 3. trying to find reasons to feel hopeful about a bad situation Free Dictionary by Farlex Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) isnít a ďtrueĒ grass. Itís a member of the sedge family, characterized by sharp teeth along the edges of each blade. Obama is...
  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    09/18/2014 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.myfoxny.com ^ | BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS
    San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site's requirement that users go by their "real names" on the site. On Wednesday, Facebook declined to change its policy after meeting with drag queens and a member of the...
  • Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows

    09/18/2014 10:09:00 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    EagleFordTexas.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Shane Thielges
    John MacZura, an Army infantry veteran, started work a week after graduation. Before receiving his petroleum engineering degree from Penn State in 2013, Mr. MacZura, 30, had already piqued the interest of five or six oil and gas companies. He had job offers from three. He eventually joined Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas, where he now works as a completions engineer. ďThe military plays a large part in how I got to where Iím at today,Ē said Mr. MacZura. He spent four years stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and two in the National Guard. ďI canít say I...
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Republican Rick Romley backs Democrat Felecia Rotellini for attorney general

    09/18/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Mike Sunnucks
    Another prominent moderate Republican is crossing party lines and backing a Democrat in the November elections. Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley is endorsing Democratic attorney Felecia Rotellini in the state attorney generalís race. Rotellini is taking on former state gaming director Mark Brnovich, who upset incumbent but scandal-prone Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in the Republican primary. ďWhat is important is that we elect an attorney general we can be proud of and who will not allow a personal or political agenda to impact decision-making,Ē Romley said in a statement. ďI also believe that it is time to end...
  • Bicycling Hour Record Live

    09/18/2014 10:05:07 AM PDT · by pikachu · 18 replies
    Trk Bicycles ^ | September 18th 2014 | Trek Bikes
    Live coverage of Jens Voght's attempt to break the one hour bicycling record.
  • Go Away. Hillary

    09/18/2014 10:03:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Alan Caruba
    I wish Hillary Clinton would simply go away and permit a serious election to occur Other than earning her law degree, name one thing that Hillary Clinton has accomplished on her own. Her accomplishmentsóslim as they areóhave been achieved on the coattails of either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. Had she not been the First Lady, would anyone have ever heard of her in the context of high power political posts? The short answer is no. She had traded on her celebrity and name recognition to become a Senator from New York and then, after a failed bid to become...
  • 3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ĎAntisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Biasí

    09/18/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dave Bender
    Author: A consortium of American Jewish and civil rights groups are concerned that federal funds are underwriting ďone-sided, antisemitic programming that masquerades as scholarship,Ē at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), according to statements released Wednesday. In a just-released three-year study (2010-2013) covering ďAntisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias at the Center for Near East Studies (CNES)Ē at UCLA, AMCHA Initiative researchers said they have found ďCNES events disproportionately focused on Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict, with 93% of events on Israel being anti-Israel, and 75% displaying antisemitic discourse.Ē AMCHA investigates, documents and fights antisemitism at universities and other institutions...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/18/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Obama campaign bundler and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified in front of the House Homeland Security yesterday and was peppered with questions from lawmakers about the terrorism threat presented by a lack of border enforcement and security. As usual, Johnson gave unconcerned, non-detailed answers. Megyn Kelly & Jason Chaffetz On Terrorists Using Southern Border On Sept 10 2011 The Kelly File First off, what you didn't see in the clip above was Johnson's attempt yesterday to shill for illegal immigration reform as Americans raise more concerns about a lack of border security. During an answer to another lawmaker...
  • Liberal MP sees Ďbeauty and lightí in ISIS head choppers

    09/18/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    A Liberal government would offer no protection to the country from those who are seeking to destroy us. Itís scary. Parliament resumed sitting on Sept. 15 after the summer recess. During the Membersí Statement portion of Mondayís session, CPC member, Tom Lukiwski, (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre) made a brief statement about the reasons his party was excited to be back in the House of Commons. One of the reasons stated was his government was ďchoosing to keep Canada strong and principled in a dark and dangerous world.Ē
  • Lost in the Fifties (Whoa! How old are you if these images ring a bell?)

    09/18/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 50 replies
    http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu ^ | Don't know | Don't know
    It's a video and a very cool video IF you are a certain age. And I am. ; )
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Coloradoís gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally†Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership.†"Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Robot with ďmoralsĒ makes surprisingly deadly decisions

    09/18/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7 hours ago | Rob Waugh Ė
    The so-called ĎEthical robotí, also known as the Asimov robot, after the science fiction writer whose work inspired the film ĎI, Robotí, saved robots, acting the part of humans, from falling into a hole: but often stood by and let them trundle into the danger zone. The experiment used robots programmed to be Ďawareí of their surroundings, and with a separate program which instructed the robot to save lives where possible. Despite having the time to save one out of two Ďhumansí from the 'hole', the robot failed to do so more than half of the time. In the final...
  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY ó Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal governmentís overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utahís Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. ďWe respect the fact that the citizens...
  • Bundy sued after car hits cow on I-15

    09/18/2014 9:35:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 50 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancherís impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County. Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundyís cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment. Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence. The lawsuit filed Sunday in Clark County District Court alleges Bundy ďrecklessly, carelessly and negligently allowed his cows to enter onto Interstate 15...
  • U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria [waiting president's authorization]

    09/18/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    CNN via WDSU ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    WASHINGTON (CNN) óThe U.S. military has everything it needs to strike ISIS inside Syria and is awaiting President Barack Obama's authorization to do so, U.S. military officials tell CNN. For weeks, intelligence and military targeting specialists have been working around the clock on a list of targets. It's expected the list will be presented to the President one more time, with some analysis of the risks of bombing inside Syria, as well as possible rewards in terms of destroying and degrading ISIS, according to the officials. It is most likely that the target list will be broadly described to the...
  • WSJ: Obama will require military to get his personal approval for U.S. strikes in Syria

    09/18/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    A man who’s a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, a better political director than his political directors, and who knows more about policy than his policy advisors must surely also be a better general than his generals, no? The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than...
  • Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge

    09/18/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 17, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    The waters just west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge hide a graveyard of sunken ships. By some estimates, there are 300 wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area alone. But only a fraction of them have been seen by scientists. Marine archaeologists and researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have set out to document those lost vessels. Over the course of a five-day survey that just ended yesterday (Sept. 15), the team discovered the sites of at least four wrecks: the 1910 SS Selja shipwreck, the...
  • Jihadi John: Joining the dots

    09/18/2014 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-18-14 | Robert H. Lee
    British Intelligence agency MI 5 said that they believe that they know the identity of the so called Jihadi John, the man captured on video beheading three Western men for crimes against ISIS. MI 5 is keeping the details under wraps and says that they are waiting to gather more solid intelligence before they any possible retaliation. After beheading another journalist, Steven Sotloff, ISIS is threatening to continue executing Westerners they hold captive. The execution was performed by 'Jihadi John' who spoke with a London accent. This brings home the danger facing western countries with the growing number of Muslim...
  • This Parallel Between LBJís And Obamaís War Plans Will Terrify You

    09/18/2014 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 18 September 2014 | Sean Davis
    Ed Morrissey over at HotAir has a great write-up on the new Wall Street Journal story about how President Obama plans to exert a great deal of ďpersonal controlĒ over Middle Eastern air strikes, so I wonít try to reprise his arguments. To briefly recap, hereís what the WSJ reported last night about Obamaís new strategy: The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.Hereís...
  • ISIS video featuring captured UK journalist seeks to dispel Western media's manipulated truths

    09/18/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 18 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 09/18/14 | Lisa Daftari
    In a new ISIS video released this morning, abducted British journalist John Cantlie, criticizes the West for its portrayal of the jihadi group and the danger of heading toward ďthe abyss of another war with the Islamic State.Ē In a three-minute 20 second clip posted on YouTube called ďLend Me Your Ears,Ē Cantlie, 43, who formerly worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Telegraph, is sitting in a dark room in an undisclosed location, where he says he seeks to dispel Ďmanipulated truthsí conjured by the Western media regarding the Islamic State. Cantlie, who...
  • Holder launches national review of racial bias among cops

    09/18/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ben Goad
    Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Thursday announced a review of racial bias within the nationís law enforcement agencies, further expanding the federal response to last monthís fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The three-year initiative will include five "major activities" in yet unidentified U.S. cities, undertaken by a consortium of criminal justice experts funded through a $4.75 million grant. The effort, which will also involve testing policing strategies and providing training, is meant to develop a strategy to combat bias within police forces around the country. Holder said the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown highlighted the...
  • Anti-Gun Nuts Humiliate Themselves At Salon

    09/18/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Someone named Amanda Gailey drones on and on and on about all sorts of unrelated anti-gun propaganda at Salon (does anyone really still read Salon?), and I became rather bored rather quickly with the profuse gushing. But something wonderful happened in the comments. This is the summary.
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support...
  • Why do Americans Hate America?

    09/18/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britainís schools to again teach ďBritish values." It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn't have a precise number because they are "hard to track") have abandoned their country to fight...