Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,319
82%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 82%!! Less than $15k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • How an Arrest in Iraq Revealed ISIS's $2 Billion Jihadist Network

    08/22/2014 10:33:34 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Two days before Mosul fell to the Islamic insurgent group Isis (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), Iraqi commanders stood eyeballing its most trusted messenger. The man, known within the extremist group as Abu Hajjar, had finally cracked after a fortnight of interrogation and given up the head of Isis's military council. "He said to us, 'you don't realise what you have done'," an intelligence official recalled. "Then he said: 'Mosul will be an inferno this week'.' Several hours later, the man he had served as a courier and been attempting to protect, Abdulrahman al-Bilawi, lay dead in...
  • 4 charged with tossing boulders onto passing cars

    08/22/2014 10:17:52 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    WSB 2 ^ | 8/20/2014
    Gainesville police said they arrested two men and continue to search for two more after the men threw rocks off an interstate overpass and struck two vehicles. One of the two victims spoke exclusively with Channel 2 Action News and said the rock's impact felt like an explosion. "It was like a bomb went off," said John Chumley. "It made the van rock, and then all of a sudden, the window just blew out against me." Chumley said he had finished making a delivery and was driving south on Interstate 985 around 1:30 Tuesday morning when he thought he noticed...
  • US gun culture has police arming to keep up

    08/22/2014 10:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 23, 2014 | Michael A. Cohen
    Over the past two weeks, Americans have been transfixed and horrified by the surreal images of police donning camouflage and gas masks and pointing sniper rifles at unarmed demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. Why have police departments become so enamored with tools more associated with war than with walking the beat? One answer is receiving precious little attention: America’s gun culture. America is a nation awash in firearms. It’s simply impossible to talk incisively about what’s happening in Ferguson without talking about guns and the ease with which ordinary citizens and criminals can get access to them. Police today are much...
  • Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

    08/22/2014 10:12:52 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 4 replies
    fuelfix.com ^ | August 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Vicki Vaughan
    Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says Posted on August 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm by Vicki Vaughan in Crude oil, Eagle Ford, Gasoline, LNG, Markets EmailPrint2 inShare (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty) Should the government end its 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil, the nation would enjoy benefits ranging from jobs to a decline in gasoline prices, an oil industry economist said in a talk this week in San Antonio.ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon...
  • State Department Insists US Is Not at War with ISIS

    08/22/2014 10:06:08 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    The beheading of American journalist James Foley, the massacre of thousands of Christians, Kurds, and Shiite Muslims, and ISIS’s vow that its flag will soon fly over the White House does not mean the United States is at war with them, says Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf. “ISIS may think they are at war with us, but that doesn’t mean we are at war with them,” Harf insisted. “As you may have observed, President Obama sternly denounced Foley’s televised beheading. He has done his part to inspire others to take the actions needed to cope with the situation. There’s...
  • Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked

    08/22/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 22, 2014
    Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked Kaum De Heere (Diamonds of the Community) tells the story of Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, Indira Gandhi's assassins India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorified her killers. Intelligence agencies had warned of potential violence if it is released. The film, Kaum De Heere, or Diamonds Of The Community, had been scheduled for release on Friday. It tells the story of Ms Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards who shot her dead apparently to avenge her decision to send troops in a...
  • Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

    08/22/2014 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/14 | Diego Urdaneta
    The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island's economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs. Since 2009, more Puerto Ricans have been living pn the American mainland than on the northeastern Caribbean US-territory, a trend that has accelerated in the years since, according to census figures complied by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center. In 2012, some 4.9 million Puerto Ricans lived in one of the 50 US states or the US capital, while the island had a population of 3.5 million, according to the study out this week. Furthermore,...
  • Rob Maness Qualifies for Senate Race, Questions Sen. Landrieu's Eligibility

    08/22/2014 9:37:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 7 replies
    My ArkLaMiss.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Nick Lawton
    On the final day of qualifying, another Republican candidate for U.S. Senate signed on the dotted line and qualified for the race. Republican candidate and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness qualified at the Secretary of State's Office just before 11 a.m. on Friday. A crowd of supporters gathered at the office to cheer Maness on as he qualified. Maness told KTVE/KARD he will be a candidate who upholds the Constitution in office. He promises to protect local veterans by fighting to dismantle the Department of Veterans Affairs and absorbing it into the Department of Defense, abolishing the VA medical...
  • Vanity: Can the USA Survive Obama?

    08/22/2014 9:36:12 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 57 replies
    8/22/14 | originalbuckeye
    Just asking. I am not sure if we can pick up the pieces and reconstitute a successful, prosperous country after the last 5+ years.
  • Frankensteins' Monster Redux The Creation of a Muslim Caliphate

    08/22/2014 9:29:23 PM PDT · by yldstrk
    blog ^ | unknown | Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
    As the world watches the never-ending saga of the Israeli and Gazan conflict, civilized countries of the world are looking away from a very serious genocidal attack that is taking place in one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the Assyrian Christian population of Mosul, Iraq, which is now controlled by ISIS. A couple of weeks ago, the Islamic Jihadists issued the following ultimatum: If they did not leave by July 19th, they would all have to convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face death by the sword. Within a few days, 3000 of the Assyrian Christians...
  • 'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More'

    08/22/2014 9:22:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 22, 2014 | ALEX GREG
    'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More': Racist, sexist, homophobic speech from St Louis County police officer in Ferguson who pushed CNN's Don Lemon live on-air St Louis County police officer Dan Page has been suspended after a video of him giving a hate-filled speech to far-right group surfaced Page was seen on CNN on Monday pushing anchor Don Lemon as he reported live from Ferguson Page spews vitriol about black people, gay people, President Obama, Muslims and more. His extreme views include that the government is trying to indoctrinate children to...
  • V. Stiviano says Donald Sterling is gay, and that she helped him hide it

    08/22/2014 9:21:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Nancy Dillon
    Donald Sterling's former assistant claims she never had sex with the billionaire bigot because he’s homosexual — and she was his beard. V. Stiviano made the bombshell allegation in court paperwork filed Thursday as an answer to a prior lawsuit filed by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, a source told the Daily News.
  • Meet the Woman Who Could Fire Harry Reid

    08/22/2014 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Senate Conservative Fund: Senate Update | August 22, 2014 | Ken Cuccinnelli
    I was just in Des Moines, Iowa to speak at the Family Leadership Summit and I wanted to give you a report of the U.S. Senate race there. It's one of the most competitive races in the country and it could determine whether the Democrats continue to control the Senate. The liberal allies are on the air right now attacking Joni Ernst (R-IA) with negative, dishonest TV ads. The ads claim that Joni supports shipping jobs overseas because she signed a pledge not to raise taxes. It's completely bogus. Higher taxes chase investment out of our country, not the other...
  • Sunnis Pull Out of Iraq Talks After Mosque Attack [Iraq's New Government Crisis While Obama Golfs]

    08/22/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 22, 2014 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN
    Sunnis Pull Out of Iraq Talks After Mosque Attack August 22 2014 SINAN SALAHEDDIN Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or the Islamic State extremist group, which has been advancing into the ethnically and communally mixed Diyala province and has been known to kill fellow Sunni Muslims who refuse to submit to its leadership. But Sunni lawmakers pointed to powerful...
  • An Innocent White Man in Utah, the Press Was Silent

    08/22/2014 9:15:13 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 3 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dean Garrison
    When a Black Cop Killed an Innocent White Man in Utah, the Press Was Silent Dean Garrison August 21, 2014 Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda? Is it because blacks in Ferguson rioted and looted while whites in Salt Lake City have remained calm? America needs to find answers, because this racial divide is moronic. We are all "Americans," and not "African-Americans," or "Asian-Americans," or "Redneck-Americans," or anything else. We are Americans first, and we need to remember that. It is OK to love and celebrate your heritage. It is not OK...
  • Ferguson Ultimatum: Lawmaker Threatens More Civil Unrest If Cop Not Convicted

    08/22/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jim Kouri
    An outspoken Missouri lawmaker on Friday threatened Ferguson, Missouri, residents and government authorities with more civil unrest such as looting and violence if Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, isn’t convicted by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri legislature, has been active in the news media criticizing everyone from the local police department and its chief to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon regarding their response to the shooting of the 6’4″ tall, 290 lbs. Ferguson. She also joined protesters almost every night. According to CNN’s...
  • 'I Can Haz Islamic State Plz': Isis propaganda on Twitter turns to kittens and lolspeak

    08/22/2014 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    The Independent [UK] | Thursday 21 August 2014 | James Vincent
    Link and title only.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

    08/22/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 8/22/2014 | JAMESON PARKER
    Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well. To bring you up...
  • Feds ban school’s beloved “pink cookie” (Elyria OH)

    08/22/2014 9:01:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    School children in Elyria, Ohio are mourning the demise of a 40-year tradition – the loss of their beloved pink cookie. The fabled cookie, long served in local school cafeterias, was done in by a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and the Obama administration’s food police. […] The USDA “Smart Snacks in School” standards mandate that all snacks must contain less than 200 calories. It’s not exactly clear how many calories are in the pink cookie, but the recipe for the frosting calls for a pound of butter. The cookie was banished to comply with the federal...
  • Rob Maness Qualifies for Senate Race, Questions Sen. Landrieu's Eligibility

    08/22/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT · by chemicalman
    KTVE/KARD ^ | 08/22/2014 | Nick Lawton
    BATON ROUGE, LA (KTVE/KARD) -- On the final day of qualifying, another Republican candidate for U.S. Senate signed on the dotted line and qualified for the race. Republican candidate and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness qualified at the Secretary of State's Office just before 11 a.m. on Friday. A crowd of supporters gathered at the office to cheer Maness on as he qualified. Maness told KTVE/KARD he will be a candidate who upholds the Constitution in office. He promises to protect local veterans by fighting to dismantle the Department of Veterans Affairs and absorbing it into the Department of...
  • Sharpton a key adviser to Obama on Ferguson

    08/22/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Bailey
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson. The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots. Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House. “There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it,...
  • EMBOLDENED ISIS THREATENS AMERICANS ON TWITTER

    08/22/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 July 2014 | JOHN ROSSOMANDO AND RAVI KUMAR
    Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have launched a viral propaganda campaign on Twitter threatening to attack the United States and its interests if America acts militarily against the group in Iraq.
  • Church prepares for Michael Brown funeral (eulogy will be delivered by Sharpton)

    08/22/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    (CNN) – The Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, is preparing for a very big day. Come Monday, the seats will be full of mourners to remember Michael Brown. The church's special events manager Denise Makey is busy preparing for the largest event the congregation has ever seen, making room for more than 5,000 people. (snip) The church, led by Rev. Michael Jones, is expecting a huge crowd for the service, which will be public at the request of the Brown family. The details of the program are still being worked out, but the eulogy will be delivered...
  • Oldest Yet Known Metal Object Discovered in the Middle East

    08/22/2014 8:00:53 PM PDT · by fatez · 46 replies
    Live Scient ^ | August 22, 2104 | Charles Q. Choi
    A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East. The discovery reveals that metals were exchanged across hundreds of miles in this region more than 6,000 years ago, centuries earlier than previously thought, researchers say.
  • Was Putin right about Syria?

    08/22/2014 7:58:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the West was gearing up for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks on his own people. That intervention never came to pass, not least because domestic public opinion in countries such as Britain and the United States was opposed to further entanglements in the Middle East. Now, the U.S. is contemplating extending airstrikes on Islamic State militants operating in Iraq in Syria — fighters belonging to a terrorist organization that is leading the war against Assad....
  • Jake Tapper: Getting a conviction against Darren Wilson could be an ‘uphill battle’

    08/22/2014 7:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    CNN host Jake Tapper had some discouraging news for those who would prefer to see not only Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson go to trial but be convicted for his role in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Getting a conviction, let alone creating a case which would see the inside of a courtroom, will be difficult for prosecutors. In an interview with Georgetown University Law Professor Paul Brown, Tapper asked what evidentiary thresholds prosecutors must clear in order to create a strong case against Wilson. Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made...
  • Mehdi Hasan peddles Islam for dummies

    08/22/2014 7:43:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/2014 | Robert Spencer
    UK media darling Mehdi Hasan frequently dissembles about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah to justify hatred, violence and supremacism, and this piece is a particularly clever example, chock full of his trademark diversions and sleights of hand. Here he extrapolates from the apparent fact that two jihad terrorists ordered copies of Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies to argue that “the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement.”He claims, you see, that the fact that these jihadis ordered these books shows that they didn’t know...
  • Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State Militant Group

    08/22/2014 7:43:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | MARIA ABI-HABIB
    The Islamic State, which metastasized from a group of militants seeking to overthrow the Syrian government into a marauding army gobbling up chunks of the Middle East, gained momentum early on from a calculated decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go easy on it, according to people close to the regime. Earlier in the three-year-old Syrian uprising, Mr. Assad decided to mostly avoid fighting the Islamic State to enable it to cannibalize the more secular rebel group supported by the West, the Free Syrian Army, said Izzat Shahbandar, an Assad ally and former Iraqi lawmaker who was Baghdad's liaison...
  • Chinese Top Gun 'Barrel Rolled' Over US Plane

    08/22/2014 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    http://news.sky.com/ ^ | August 22, 2014 | Sky News Team
    The US has lodged a formal protest with Beijing after a Chinese fighter jet conducted a barrel roll "very, very close" over an American Navy plane this week, the Pentagon has said. Rear Admiral John Kirby said the Chinese plane exposed its undercarriage to show that it was armed to the P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft during Monday's incident in international airspace near Japan. He said the Chinese aircraft came within 30ft (9 metres) of the American plane, while the wing tips of the two aircraft were just 20ft apart.
  • Please pray for us

    08/22/2014 7:36:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    August 22, 2014 | 2ndDivisionVet
    My wife just found out today that her store will close in about two months and she may be laid off. That will leave only my small V.A. pension and that won't cut it. Plus she won't have health insurance. We need your prayers. Thanks.
  • Only Ten Percent of Americans Think Race Relations Are Better In Obama Era

    08/22/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 22, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    Since Barack Obama was elected president, only 10 percent of Americans believe that race relations have gotten better, according to a New York Times/CBS Poll published today. The poll found 17 percent of blacks and 8 percent of whites believe race relations have improved under Obama. Thirty five percent of Americans believe that race relations have gotten worse in the Obama era -- including 40 percent of whites and 21 percent of blacks. Fifty-two percent of Americans polled said that race relations have stayed about the same.
  • Russia's Total Fertility Rate Is Rapidly Converging With America's

    08/22/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mark Adamonis
    In the long term any country’s demographic trajectory is ultimately reliant on its Total Fertility Rate (TFR) the number of children born to the average woman. Mortality matters, but if a country has a super low TFR it can have the best healthcare in the entire world and nothing will prevent its population from collapsing. Anyone who doubts this should consider the example of Japan, which boasts extremely high life expectancy but which is nonetheless caught in a demographic “death spiral.” Despite it’s excellent healthcare and the outstanding health of its people, Japan’s TFR has been so low for so...
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    08/22/2014 7:32:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 8/22/2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JEFF HORWITZ
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it. Earlier this month, United Parcel Service said it found infected computers in 51 stores. UPS said it was not aware of any fraud that resulted from the infection but said hackers may have...
  • Obama May Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide [No Clear Plan?]

    08/22/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Richard Cowan
    Obama May Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq. A Senate Democratic aide on Friday said the Obama administration could detail by early to mid-September the amount of additional money it wants for the military operations, although the aide did not estimate the size of the possible funding request. The administration has indicated it...
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 110 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • Still Report #314 - Impeach Clinton - 10 - Chinese Coal

    08/22/2014 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 14 August 2014 | Bill Still
    video 1:50
  • DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow (w/video)

    08/22/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies
    PressDemocrat ^ | 8/22/2014
    SACRAMENTO — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles. Hueso, 44, of San Diego, was arrested at 2:39 a.m. and booked into Sacramento County Jail, said sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman, after the California Highway Patrol stopped him going the wrong way on a one-way street. He was released shortly before noon after posting bail of nearly $1,500 and was expected to appear in court Tuesday. "I think I have the right to pursue...
  • Family friend tells WaPo: Yes, Darren Wilson did suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/22/2014 7:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Jim Hoft and Fox News say he did, CNN says he didn’t, and now here’s WaPo saying yep, he did. Your move, New York Times. The signs of easing tensions came as a family friend of the officer who fatally shot Brown came forward to offer a version of the incident with new details, saying that the officer suffered a fracture to his eye socket in a scuffle with the unarmed teenager before opening fire. Hospital X-rays of the injury have been taken and will be shared with a grand jury that is weighing evidence to determine whether Officer Darren...
  • One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland: police

    08/22/2014 7:23:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2014
    A man was killed in a shooting at an Albanian mosque in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and another man was arrested, Swiss police said on Friday. Police arrested a man with a handgun after they were called to the mosque in a suburb of the town after reports of gunfire, a spokesman for the cantonal police said. They said they have not yet been able to ascertain beyond doubt the identities of either man. The body of a man was found in the prayer room of the mosque, the spokesman said, adding it was too early for the police to say...
  • Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane(Shortened)

    08/22/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/22/14 | Kimberly Yam
    U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home from training in Alabama, when the flight attendants asked him to sing to the passengers over the intercom. A video uploaded to YouTube documents his stunning performance.
  • White House: That round of golf after Foley video was released doesn’t show depth of Obama’s grief

    08/22/2014 7:00:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    White House: That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesn’t show the depth of Obama’s grief Oh, I don’t know. He seems pretty grief-stricken here, no? [see embedded Tweet at link] Ask yourself this, though. Is “optics” really just a Beltway parlor game? My hunch about most low-information voters, a.k.a. most voters, is that they’d struggle to name who the vice president is when asked. We’re lucky if they’re cognizant of what happened to James Foley at all, let alone Obama’s reaction to it.
  • Mother Jones Puts Out Absurdly False Article Which May Fan Racial Paranoia, Why? Part 1

    08/22/2014 6:57:21 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 10 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | 8-22-2014 | Dana Allen
    This is a very long article with videos. It is about how Mother Jones claims Blacks are targeted by police shootings, when the facts they use show that in NYC Whites are shot by police 7 times more than there crime rate would justify. Here are small snips. About 7,000 to 8,000 Blacks are murdered each year, again almost solely by other Blacks. That means more Blacks die in America each year, solely from the abnormally high Black murder rate, than all US deaths in the Iraq War for a decade (4489). So the math is very easy. To tell...
  • Cartoonist Gary Varvel: President Obama responds to terrorists (Obama's Golf War)

    08/22/2014 6:41:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | August 22, 2014 | Gary Varvel
    Link only per agreement with Gannett - click on image to enlarge
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: ‘Open Borders’ Make ISIL an ‘Immediate Threat’

    08/22/2014 6:35:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Ij review ^ | August 22,2014 | Mike Miller
    General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon briefing Thursday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq is an “immediate threat.” During the briefing, held by Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a reporter asked: “Is it the calculation that ISIL presents a 9/11 level threat to the United States?” Hagel responded first: “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded.” [T]his...
  • St. Louis Cop: We Don't Want to Shoot

    08/22/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Mike in St. Louis. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush, it's an honor to be on your show. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I'm a police officer in the St. Louis area, and I'm pretty fed up with the way that police officers are being portrayed right now in the media. I've got two points real quick, and I want to make 'em on your show because in a week and a half of media coverage, I haven't heard any of these points being made. The first is in...
  • ‘Just keeps winning’! Rick Perry’s PAC strikes gold with mugshot t-shirts [photos]

    08/22/2014 6:31:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-22-2014 | Twitchy staff
    ‘Just keeps winning’! Rick Perry’s PAC strikes gold with mugshot t-shirts [photos]Posted at 5:40 pm on August 22, 2014 by Twitchy Staff
  • CNN Puts Out APB for #Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    08/22/2014 6:29:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/22/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    Last week, CNN was in the lead of the media pack in drawing a virtual map to the home of Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri policeman who shot unarmed robber Michael Brown in a case that has roiled the small town with riots and drawn the involvement of President Barack Obama. CNN broadcast video of Officer Wilson’s house, street number and neighborhood while other media outlets named the town and other descriptors where he lives. One local TV station apologized for showing Officer Wilson’s house. After a week without being able to flush out the media-led lynch mobs’ prey,...
  • Liberals Believe Humanity is the Scourge of the Planet

    08/22/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, in yet another example of how the human race is despicable and is a blot on the planet -- and if you doubt me, this is what the animal rights movement believes. The animal rights movement is leftist. All of these movements are. This is the thing. Liberalism has been so good at disguising itself and trying to make itself look like it's apolitical. I mean, what little kid would think an animal rights group has anything to do with politics? What little kid would think an environmental group has anything to do with...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 22, 2014 [Devotional]

    08/22/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 8/22/14 | Joel Osteen
    A Gift from God Today's Scripture “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria We serve such a generous and loving God. He loves you so much that there isn’t anything He wouldn’t do in order to have a relationship with you. The Bible tells us that sin separates man from God, but God doesn’t want to be separated from any of us. That’s why He sent Jesus into the world — to pay the penalty for sin...
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises

    08/22/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes. That juxtaposition of events on Wednesday drew Obama a fair amount of criticism as he tries to juggle the U.S. response to rapidly unfolding world crises while taking some time to relax during a two-week August vacation that has been frequently interrupted. "Bam's Golf War," blared the cover of the New York Daily News, showing a picture...