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  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Climate Change a Security Issue, McCain Says

    05/27/2015 10:47:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2007
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast global warming and America's dependence on foreign oil as national security issues in a speech on energy policy yesterday, the last of three addresses designed to outline the foundation of his soon-to-be announced presidential campaign. "National security depends on energy security," said McCain in the speech, which was part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' "Decision 2008" program. "The problem isn't a Hollywood invention, nor is doing something about it a vanity of Cassandra-like hysterics."
  • orge Ramos spars with Ann Coulter over her comparison of immigrants to ISIS [FULL VIDEO]

    05/27/2015 10:38:00 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 16 replies
    In her first interview ahead of the publication of her new book, Adios, America! conservative commentator Ann Coulter stood by her claim that Americans should “fear immigrants” from Mexico “more than ISIS,” the extremist group making gains across Iraq and Syria. “I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you,” Coulter said in an interview Tuesday with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos. After several seconds of silence from a rather stunned audience, she added, “Very easy to...
  • 'New species' of ancient human found

    05/27/2015 10:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rebecca Morelle
    A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old. It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as several other early human species, suggesting our family tree is more complicated than was thought. The study is published in the journal Nature. The new species has been called Australopithecus deyiremeda, which means "close relative" in the language spoken by the Afar people. The ancient remains are thought to belong to four individuals, who would have...
  • China Predicts War with US over Spratly Islands

    05/27/2015 10:08:15 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 26 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    A Chinese state owned newspaper warns of a conflict with the US, unless Washington stops demanding that China halts land reclamation and construction projects in the South China Sea. The Global Times says ‘War is inevitable’ unless the US backs down on Chinese land reclamation and the consequent rights to territorial boundaries of such man made islands. The islands that are man-made are in disputed waters of several regional nations. Some of these nations have close ties with the United States. The US maintains that it is also maintaining the free passage of the waters of the South China Sea for all...
  • Teen Says Edwardsville City Councilman Cussed at Her, Called Her Racial Slur in Road Rage Incident

    05/27/2015 10:01:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KSHB ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Hanchard
    Councilman says it's a misunderstandingA 17-year-old said a road rage incident involved an Edwardsville city councilman. Kali Chatmon said Councilman Chuck Stites left her speechless and scared. "It really hurt. It really hurt my feelings," she said. "He stopped where he rolled down his back window, started cussing at me and the passenger, and he called me a derogatory term and a racial slur." Chatmon, her mother and dozens of community members addressed Councilman Stites at City Hall Tuesday night. He sat silent while residents expressed their concerns. "There's an ongoing investigation," Councilman Stites told 41 Action News. "It's...
  • China Warns of ‘Inevitable’ War with US Over South China Sea

    05/27/2015 9:58:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Defense One ^ | 5-26-2015 | lily Kug
    After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country. The paper comes a day after an editorial (link in Chinese) in the state-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said conflict between China and the US will be unavoidable if the Washington doesn’t lay off Beijing...
  • Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation [Foundation: RICO?]

    05/27/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 27, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Soccer's Embattled Governing Body Made Donation To The Clinton Foundation By Malia Zimmerman May 27, 2015 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and FIFA President Sepp Blatter attend the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010. The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Soccer’s governing body, which donated between $50,001...
  • The coming Chris Christie boom

    05/27/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist
    Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls — nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire. Maybe the first debates will provide the Christie boom. Maybe he'll master the town halls in the Granite State. There's also a decent chance the boom will be fleeting. But if you write off Christie after his fall from front-runner status in 2013, you're making a mistake. By no definition is Chris Christie the current Republican front-runner. He hasn't led in a poll since last July. His RealClearPolitics polling average puts him in 7th...
  • Anthony Weiner’s Poorly Phrased Tweet Completely Backfires

    05/27/2015 9:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2 | Richard Johnson
    SNIP Blackhawks on Monday, the husband of Huma Abedin tweeted, “So this is what a PP looks like.” He meant “power play.” SNIP Sydney Leathers, Weiner’s sexting partner, tweeted: “I showed everyone what your PP looks like.”
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. “When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. It’s as simple as that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline.” While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy "What strategy?"

    05/27/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials. One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, “What strategy?” He went on to say, “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.” The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only...
  • Janet Yellen is Gonna Give Me Some $

    05/27/2015 9:18:07 PM PDT · by woofie · 6 replies
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    I received this email today: From: Janet Yellen Sent: Wed, May 27, 2015 3:43 pm Subject: Urgent Attention Needed I am Janet L. Yellen, the newly-sworn Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. You will get more information about me here. http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/yellen.htm http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-fed-chief-janet-yellen-has-long-history-of-breaking-barriers/2014/02/02/9e8965ca-876d-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html I have made it my first point of call since taking office to settle all outstanding payments accrued to individuals/corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation payment. This is to make sure all outstanding payments are settled this fiscal year 2015. I have your file here in my office and it says...
  • Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

    05/27/2015 9:07:00 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/27/2015 | Yahoo
    Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
  • Fiorina schedules press conference outside of Hillary Clinton non-press conference

    05/27/2015 9:06:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 27, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton will cross paths Wednesday in South Carolina. And the Republican — the only woman among the vast GOP field — will try to show up Clinton by holding a regular old press conference… “Carly Fiorina is speaking in downtown Columbia, SC on Wednesday. And guess what? So is Hillary Clinton,” Fiorina spokeswoman Sarah I. Flores wrote in an e-mail Tuesday. Clinton will be inside the Columbia hotel shortly thereafter, holding another in her series of campaign roundtables. “Our events tomorrow are all open to the press. And by open...
  • Apple design head Jony Ive has DOUBLE the patents of Thomas Edison

    05/27/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 27, 2015, 11:03 AM | DRAKE BAER
    Thomas Edison is usually thought of as the greatest inventor ever, bringing the automatic telegraph, the phonograph, and alkaline battery into the world. His Menlo Park, New Jersey, lab was so productive that he promised "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." All together, he had 2,332 patents to his name. But according to Stephen Fry at the Telegraph, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive has been way more prolific than Edison. You — and your friends and family — live their lives surrounded by things his inventive hands have touched. The...
  • Greta: Obama Playing Terrible Game With Your Health Care

    05/27/2015 8:56:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Greta
    Greta:Off the Record By the end of June, the US Supreme Court could make a ruling that impacts 8 million people on ObamaCare - and the Obama administration has no contingency plan
  • Unspoken Prayer Request

    05/27/2015 8:56:25 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 18 replies
    vanity | O5/27/15 | ealgeone
    Asking all Christians to be in prayer for a friend who is going through a difficult illness. This will be a internet laying on of hands for this believer. Your prayers are appreciated. We serve the Great Physician!
  • Blimps Over Capitol: Just Hot Air?

    05/27/2015 8:53:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5 a.m. May 27 | Hannah Hess
    Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: Giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes’ April 15 gyrocopter flight. Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., visited U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ground stations along the Southern border in January and was amazed at the clarity of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS. She is suggesting the “sophisticated technology” might suit the Capitol. That would mean giant blimps stretching along the Washington, D.C., skyline at...
  • I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

    05/27/2015 8:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/25 | Michelle Goldberg
    Twelve years ago, I penned an essay for a Salon series called “To Breed or Not to Breed,” about the decision to have children or not. It began this way: “When I tell people that I’m 27, happily married and that I don’t think I ever want children, they respond one of two ways. Most of the time they smile patronizingly and say, ‘You’ll change your mind.’ Sometimes they do me the favor of taking me seriously, in which case they warn, ‘You’ll regret it.’” The series inspired an anthology titled Maybe Baby. It was divided into three parts: “No...
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • PETITION CALLS FOR 'RIGHT OF RETURN' FOR WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS TO EUROPE

    05/27/2015 8:45:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015
    A new petition on Change.org is gaining worldwide attention, as more than 28,000 people have endorsed a call for white South Africans to be given a “right to return” to Europe. The petition states South Africans of European descent are facing “ethnic cleansing and persecution” from the South African government.
  • The Return of the Sweater Vest

    05/27/2015 8:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tony Campbell
    In 2012, former Senator Rick Santorum emerged from a crowded field of candidates from the Republican primary season to challenge Mitt Romney for the nomination. The field included a black man who was an early conservative favorite (Herman Cain) and luminaries Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, and even a Paul – Congressman Ron, not Senator Rand. After numerous implosions, both due to internal personality issues and Romney Super-PAC orchestrations, the field was narrowed to Romney and Santorum. Today, at 5 pm EST, Rick Santorum is due to announce his second run at the brass ring in western Pennsylvania. As the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-15

    05/27/2015 8:41:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2015Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 42:15-25 Now will I recall God’s works;what I have seen, I will describe.At God’s word were his works brought into being;they do his will as he has ordained for them.As the rising sun is clear to all,so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;Yet even God’s holy ones must failin recounting the wonders of the LORD,Though God has given these, his hosts, the strengthto stand firm before his glory.He plumbs the depths and penetrates the heart;their innermost being he understands.The Most High possesses...
  • Jenna Bush Hager Being Considered for NBC Talk Show

    05/27/2015 8:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27 | Stephanie Smith
    “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is in the running for a new NBCUniversal daytime talk show in development that could eventually replace “The Meredith Vieira Show,” sources told Page Six. The Bush daughter is one of several people testing for a panel-style chat program to replace “Vieira,” which has seen soft ratings since its launch last season. Hager, 33, was spotted out in Los Angeles last week testing for the potential pilot, which we hear would include both male and female hosts.
  • Tank M73 Machine Gun 7.62MM - Part 1 Operation, Disassembly and Assembly (Training film)

    05/27/2015 8:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Neat little training film about the M73 MG...
  • Hamas Executed Palestinians During Israel War: Amnesty

    05/27/2015 8:27:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. A report by the London-based rights group detailed the "brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of 'collaborating' with Israel" by Hamas, de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip enclave. The report details the "extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others".
  • Man accused of choking fiancée over NASCAR-IndyCar dispute

    05/27/2015 8:24:02 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 25 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Kylie Wierks
    A Franklin man was arrested Sunday evening after choking his fiancé in a dispute over whether NASCAR or Indy Car is better.
  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/27 | Audrey McAvoy
    The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a vessel struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. The incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian tugboat contracted by the Navy were...
  • Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, .....

    05/27/2015 8:22:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    usmagazine.com ^ | May. 26, 2015 | Anna Chan
    FULL TITLE: Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, Pure Leaf, ConAgra, and Others UPDATE: Eight more companies have pulled their ads from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting on Wednesday, May 27. David's Bridal, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, ConAgra, Party City, Crayola, and Behr all made their announcements on social media. "We share your concerns and it is our understanding that TLC has pulled the show from their lineup," David's Bridal wrote on its Facebook page. "Should TLC reinstate the show, we will take steps to have our ads removed from future episodes."...
  • Texans are adopting dogs in droves to rescue them from flooded animal shelters

    05/27/2015 8:18:43 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 4 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 5/26/2015 | Dylan Love
    Texas is experiencing massive flooding and there's more rain on the way. Five people are dead, a dozen are missing, and 80,000 are without electricity. But at least one group will be taken care of despite this mayhem: Texas' shelter animals. Animal care facilities have, of course, been affected as well, so area shelters put out the call on social media that they needed help finding dry homes for displaced animals. Austin Animal Center made its adoptions free in order to get these pets out of the unsatisfactory conditions caused by the weather.
  • Chimp Rights to Be Weighed at NYC Court Hearing

    05/27/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/27 | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise, an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe in a nearly two-hour hearing that Hercules and Leo are "autonomous and self-determining beings" who should be granted a writ of habeas corpus and be moved from Stony Brook University on Long Island to a sanctuary in Florida. "They're essentially in solitary confinement," Wise told the judge before a crowd...
  • Taliban fears over young recruits attracted to Isis in Afghanistan

    05/27/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 7, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Foreign fighters who claim allegiance to Islamic State are gathering dozens of recruits in eastern Afghanistan, luring would-be jihadis with generous resources and the group’s powerful brand, according to a Taliban fighter who has met several of their commanders. The rapid and dramatic victories clocked up by Isis in Iraq, Syria and Libya have attracted some young men with specific grievances against government or foreign forces, who simply want the strongest possible allies. Others seem drawn by the novelty of an upstart force, the Taliban veteran said, or by the apparently deep pockets of a group that boasts laptops, benevolent...
  • Pit Bull Plays Hero in Antioch Hostage Situation

    05/27/2015 8:11:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/27 | Kim Yokenaka
    An unlikely hero emerged during Wednesday’s hostage situation in Antioch: Two witnesses tell NBC Bay Area, if it wasn't for their dog, Cash, things may have turned out differently. The two women said they came face to face with the suspect. They say he tried to carjack them, but their 7-year-old pit bull scared him away. “It was surreal,” Tammy Jones said. ”We were on our knees, praying, crying and saying 'this is really happening right now.'" Jones said she and a friend were at the ARCO gas station on Contra Loma Boulevard about noon, when they saw a car...
  • Confidential Meeting Seeks to Sway Synod to Accept Same-Sex Unions

    05/27/2015 7:57:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register | 5/26/2015 | Edward Pentin
    A one-day study meeting — open only to a select group of individuals — took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with the aim of urging “pastoral innovations” at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family in October. Around 50 participants, including bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, Switzerland and France — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Bishop Markus Büchel and Archbishop Georges Pontier. One of the key topics discussed at the closed-door meeting was how the Church could better welcome those in...
  • Obamacare: Republicans Can’t Win For Losing?

    05/27/2015 7:55:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    If the plaintiffs win the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) case before the U.S. Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace or “exchange” will lose the federal tax dollars they’re getting to help buy their policies. That’s because the Court would have ruled the ACA only allowed subsidies to be given to those buying policies on state-established exchanges; not the federal website.It would theoretically be a victory for Republicans who oppose Obamacare: Americans would likely find the health care law less palatable if tax money isn’t helping pay for their mandatory...
  • MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

    05/27/2015 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    MAcWorld.com ^ | May 27, 2015 5:26 AM | Jeremy Kirk
    A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices. MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised. Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put $2 million into a fund to reimburse customers but admit no fault, which is customary in class-action settlements....
  • I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

    05/27/2015 7:48:04 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 11 replies
    New York Magazine (hat tip - Instanpundit) ^ | 05/25/2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    My own transformation didn’t begin with an unbidden outbreak of baby lust or a sudden longing for domesticity. It began, weirdly enough, when I learned about corpses becoming fathers. In 2011, I reported a piece for Tablet Magazine about the strange Israeli campaign for posthumous reproduction. Israel is the world capital of reproductive technology, and a legal group called New Family wanted to give parents who had lost adult sons the right to extract their sperm and create grandchildren. I have mixed feelings about making dads out of dead men, particularly if they hadn’t donated their sperm while living, but...
  • Declassified docs: Hillary aided rise of ISIS

    05/27/2015 7:32:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    More than 100 pages of previously classified Department of Defense and Department of State documents implicate the Obama administration in a cover-up to obscure the role Hillary Clinton and the State Department played in the rise of ISIS. The documents were obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. They confirm WND reporting over the past three years of evidence that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was involved in shipping weapons from Benghazi to support the al-Qaida-affiliated militias fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, effectively arming the Sunni jihadists who morphed into ISIS....
  • I have a question for all of you...

    05/27/2015 7:17:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    BTLD | 5/27/15 | BTLD
    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
  • Ted Cruz, charlatan

    05/27/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 65 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/27/2015 | Milbank
    As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama’s weakness — particularly his failure to enforce his own “red line” after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. “A critical reason for Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness,” the senator said in a typical appearance, on ABC News last year. “You’d better believe that Putin sees that in Syria,” Cruz added. “Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line.” This takes quite...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanh’s visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • I.R.S. Data Breach May Be Sign of More Personalized Schemes

    05/27/2015 7:13:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | MAY 27, 2015 | PATRICIA COHEN
    Some security and tax experts warned that this latest data theft might be a prelude to more targeted schemes aimed at duping taxpayers into handing millions of dollars over to criminals or to help thieves circumvent the agency’s security filters next year and beyond.“This breach is not just about what this single group is going to do with the information, but what happens when this information gets sold on the black market,” said Peter Warren Singer, the author of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.” “It’s rare for the actual attackers to turn the information directly into money....
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 43 replies
    vox.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

    05/27/2015 7:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Citing Washington's mutual defense treaty with Manila, Carter "stressed that the US commitment...
  • Lethal wounds on skull may indicate 430,000-year-old murder

    05/27/2015 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 53 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 5/27/15 | Nohemi Sala et al
    Lethal wounds identified on a human skull in the Sima de los Huesos, Spain, may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history, some 430,000 years ago, according to a study published May 27 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nohemi Sala from Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, Spain, and colleagues. The archeological site, Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain, is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 individuals that date to around 430,000 years ago, during the Middle Pleistocene. The only...
  • Nebraska senators override governor's veto, repeal death penalty

    05/27/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    How they voted Yes: Roy Baker, Kate Bolz, Patty Pansing Brooks, Kathy Campbell, Ernie Chambers, Colby Coash, Tanya Cook, Sue Crawford, Al Davis, Laura Ebke, Tommy Garrett, Mike Gloor, Ken Haar, Galen Hadley, Matt Hansen, Burke Harr, Robert Hilkemann, Sara Howard, Rick Kolowski, Mark Kolterman, Bob Krist, Brett Lindstrom, John McCollister, Heath Mello, Adam Morfeld, Jeremy Nordquist, Paul Schumacher, Les Seiler, Kate Sullivan, Matt Williams No: Dave Bloomfield, Lydia Brasch, Joni Craighead, Curt Friesen, Mike Groene, Dan Hughes, Jerry Johnson, Bill Kintner, John Kuehn, Tyson Larson, Beau McCoy, John Murante, Merv Riepe, Jim Scheer, Ken Schilz, David Schnoor, Jim Smith,...
  • This Apple glitch allows you to turn off anyone's iPhone

    05/27/2015 6:56:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 10 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Karissa Giuliano
    An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent. The message was revealed on Reddit late Tuesday by user cbhunt14. After gaining some media attention, the public has now turned the system glitch into a prank to turn off their friends' devices. And social media users are not happy about it...
  • How to Prevent the Fall of Baghdad

    05/27/2015 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26,2015 | KEVIN CARROLL
    The fall of Baghdad to ISIS would harm American strategic interests as the fall of Saigon did in 1975. The blow to U.S. credibility and the enhancement of ISIS’s prestige, of its black flag rising over an evacuated U.S. Embassy, would be incalculable. To prevent this outcome, President Obama should consider taking the following actions. • Use strategic air power. America’s unrivaled air forces can hit ISIS from anywhere: neighboring countries, the sea and the continental U.S. Yet the sorties flown so far have been minimal, and damage inflicted still less,even as ISIS held a parade in broad daylight in...
  • "What We Know Now": Iraq revisionism is not knowledge

    05/27/2015 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    “What We Know Now”: Iraq revisionism is not knowledge by Daniel Clark “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” That was the question that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly put to Jeb Bush about Iraq. The Florida governor’s answer, and his subsequent attempts at clarification, have since been roundly criticized. Little has been said, however, about the awfulness of Kelly’s question. Bush should have challenged Kelly’s premise, by asking her what it is “we know now” that should produce a different answer than he would have given in 2003. When critics of the Iraq War refer...