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  • The UK Has A Plan To Cut Off Russian Businesses From The Rest Of The World

    08/29/2014 7:20:20 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/29/2014 | Brett Logiurato
    The United Kingdom will push the European Union this weekend to consider the most punitive sanctions yet against Russia for its involvement in escalating the crisis in Ukraine. According to Bloomberg, the U.K. plans to propose blocking Russia from the SWIFT banking transaction system, a move analysts say would effectively cut off Russian businesses from the rest of the world's financial system. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will put forward the proposal during a meeting with E.U. leaders in Brussels on Saturday. "This would be a major escalation of the sanctions. Most international payments flow through SWIFT. Banning Russian banks...
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence.
  • Inside Putinworld, where few risk speaking truth to power

    08/29/2014 7:11:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Shaun Walker
    Putin's Ukraine actions this year have turned him once again into arguably the world's most fascinating leader. But just as Kremlinology comes back into vogue, the walls of Putin's central Moscow redoubt are becoming as opaque as they were during the time of Brezhnev. .... The majority of those in the Russian government, exasperated by the sharp western response to the six-month crisis, approve of Putin's actions in Ukraine. But those who disapprove have no forum in which to voice their doubts. .... Former employees say the level of infighting is remarkable because of the extraordinary array of people working...
  • Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science

    08/29/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Robert Grimes
    Whether the issue is climate change, healthcare or gun control, libertarians are on a permanent collision course with evidence.The observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all hypotheses must withstand the trial-by-fire of experiment; its methodology is self-correcting and objective, unconcerned with petty prejudices or personal conviction. Politics, by contrast, is deeply entangled with ideology – it is not bound to respect reality as science is, and thinks nothing of substituting convincing evidence for emotive rhetoric. And yet, when science and politics clash, it is all too often science that loses....
  • Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

    08/29/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT · by Robwin · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for Saturday, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day. As one might expect, the article is riddled with safety tips that might make you think twice about even carrying matches into the forest at all, let alone actually igniting a marshmallow and putting your family’s life at risk. “First, let’s talk safety,” the article says. “Never start a campfire when there are fire restrictions in place. The restrictions are put in place for your safety and for the safety of others.”...
  • Ex-US Navy officer who spied for Soviets dies in prison

    08/29/2014 7:08:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John Walker Jr was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing codes and other sensitive data to the USSR. He had recruited his son, his brother and friend to continue spying after he retired. All were convicted.
  • Ukraine 'Slipping Out of Control', Germany Warns [Obama Lost Iraq; Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine?]

    08/29/2014 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2014
    Ukraine 'Slipping Out of Control', Germany Warns The crisis in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, Germany has warned. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke as the EU is poised to consider more sanctions on Russia. Russia has denied claims by Nato that its forces illegally crossed into Ukraine to support separatists there. Some 2,600 people have died in fighting between rebels and Ukrainian troops. The conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk erupted in April following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's southern Crimea...
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER

    08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other...
  • Police departments admit losing military weapons

    08/29/2014 6:52:34 PM PDT · by christx30 · 16 replies
    The Pentagon has banned 145 law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military weapons and supplies, part of a program under scrutiny after police in combat gear responded to protests in Ferguson, MO. In each case examined by the Cox Washington bureau, the departments were suspended after losing high-powered weapons. The Daytona Beach Police Department was blacklisted after reporting a lost Colt M16 rifle in January. "We still have not been able to find it," Daytona Beach Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.
  • The Four Lawsuits

    08/29/2014 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Linda Frances
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | 8-26-2014 | Scott Lively
    There has been a lot of interest in the current “Crimes Against Humanity” lawsuit against me by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the so-called Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), but this is not the first time the LGBT movement has tried to silence me by use of the courts. In fact, the SMUG lawsuit is the 5th such attack I have suffered in my career. Following is an excerpt from my privately published book of testimonial stories about the Miracles that God has done in my life, titled My Life in His Hands. This excerpt is from Chapter 8, “The...
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce (6,000 layoffs)

    08/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover....
  • U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

    08/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael...
  • Extremists returning home fan security fears

    08/29/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 29, 2014
    The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, one afterward. Nemmouche was arrested.
  • The Middle East Problem (Dennis Prager video)

    08/29/2014 6:32:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    Prager University ^ | unk. | Dennis Prager
    The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it's very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.
  • Harry Reid’s Alma Mater Removes His Name from Building

    08/29/2014 6:29:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/29/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Southern Utah University has decided to do away with its Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center. Not the building itself, but the current Senate majority leader’s name on the building due to his unpopularity as well as unfulfilled promises in donations.The St. George Spectrum reports that university president Scott Wyatt and local officials began receiving calls for Reid, a one-time SUU Thunderbird, to no longer have his name on the building. “We had people step up and pledge money towards removing his name. In five days I received pledges totaling $40,000 — in just five days,” said a city councilman in...
  • Yemen: Muslims Burn Alive Female Relative for Converting to Christianity

    08/29/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/29/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim relatives of a woman conspired to kill her by placing gasoline in one of her kitchen bottles, causing her to catch fire while cooking and burn to death. The reason? Earlier she had converted to Christianity and refused to return to Islam. Now her husband (also an apostate to Christianity) and children are homeless and on the run; nor will police and other family members help them. The full story follows: Nazeera receiving hospital treatment after fire attack. (Morning Star News via Saeed) On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 29, 2014 [Devotional]

    08/29/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 9/29/14 | Joel Osteen
    Eat the Good of the Land Today's Scripture “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.” (Isaiah 1:19, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants you to have the best in life. He wants to give you the good of the land. God tells us in His Word how to take hold of His promises in our lives. Notice this verse doesn’t say that just obedience will cause you to eat the good of the land; it says we have to be willing and obedient. In other words, God isn’t...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [August 29, 2014]

    08/29/2014 6:19:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith " Jesus said to her, ’Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’ —John 11:40 " Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith. But common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense. In fact, they are as different as the natural life and the spiritual. Can you trust Jesus Christ where your common sense cannot trust Him? Can you venture...
  • Perry Rips Obama for 'Dithering' on ISIS Decision [“ISIS Is Not The Junior Varsity"]

    08/29/2014 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 29, 2014 | JOHN PARKINSON and ARLETTE SAENZ
    Perry Rips Obama for 'Dithering' on ISIS Decision Aug 29, 2014 By JOHN PARKINSON and ARLETTE SAENZ A pair of possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates attacked President Obama’s blunt admission that he does not yet have a strategy to counter ISIS militants in Syria, just as the White House tried to clarify the president’s intention. At a conservative gathering in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed the president for “dithering” on a decision of whether to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, accusing the president of “always playing catch-up” on the world stage. President Obama Says...
  • The Most Brilliant Man on Earth Doesn't Have a Strategy Yet --

    08/29/2014 6:17:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Somebody tell me, what happened to, "We are the ones we've been waiting for"? Greetings, my friends, welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program on Friday. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Open Line Friday. No shortage of things to be interested in out there today, folks. So let's hear from you. Telephone number, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Open Line Friday is a career risk taken by me, shown to be worth it, over 25 years, one day a week, callers can discuss anything that they care about. It...
  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns after Iowa bribery scandal deepens

    08/29/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 29, 2014 | Sam Youngman
    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will resign his post as a bribery scandal from the 2012 presidential campaign threatens to envelop Benton and become a major distraction for McConnell's campaign. Benton told the Herald-Leader that he met with McConnell Friday afternoon and offered his resignation, which McConnell "reluctantly accepted." Benton said he offered his resignation, effective Saturday, with a "heavy heart." He maintained his innocence, faulting "inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors." "This decision breaks my heart, but I know it is the right thing for Mitch, for Kentucky and for the...
  • Was San Diego illegal alien beach storming a prelude to something bigger?

    08/29/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Allen B. West
    When I was commander serving in combat, I always looked for indicators, warnings and trends, and one of the things I always wanted our unit leaders and Soldiers to pay attention to was enemy dry runs. Did we just see a “dry run” this past week in San Diego?
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like

    08/29/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 29, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog If you fear being killed by a Muslim terrorist, you may have come down with Islamophobia. THE VERDICT IS IN In August 2012, James Foley retweeted a link to a CNN story asking “Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda?” The article concluded that indeed it was. Three months later, Foley had been kidnapped. Two years later, on another August, a former branch of Al Qaeda chopped off his head. A Beheading Ends All Illusions...
  • FReeper Canteen - Labor Day Weekend Music Thread - 30 Aug 2014

    08/29/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 68 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then some.... | Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Former Quebec teacher gets 20 months in jail for two-year sexual relationship with student

    08/29/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Woods
    GATINEAU — A former physical education teacher from Quebec has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for carrying on a two-year sexual relationship with a high school student. Despite her pleas in Gatineau court Friday to serve her sentence in the community, Tania Pontbriand received an 18-month sentence for two counts of sexual exploitation and a 20-month sentence for one count of sexual assault. She will serve the sentences concurrently. She was also sentenced to two years’ probation following her jail term. Pontbriand was convicted of the three offences in January for having a sexual relationship with her student...
  • Bitter Sugar (Azucar Amarga) - Trailer

    08/29/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    The trailer for Cuban ex-pat Leon Ichaso's film about life in 1990's Cuba, as seen through the eyes of an increasingly disillusioned young party member named Gustavo.
  • California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine

    08/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    California Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach, CA hailed the passage of SB-1159, lifting citizenship requirements to the state's Business and Professions code. The bill first proposed by the California Democrat in February of this year, will allow illegal aliens to obtain all professional licenses, including the practice of medicine. Senator Lara, long tied to Latino activist groups long-cited for racist attitudes and rhetoric against white, black and Asian Americans, celebrated the passage with an announcement on Twitter. The bill is largely a "red pen" measure in which Lara and his allies in Sacramento simply amending current California...
  • Guns: jammed cylinder (an honest article versus BusinessWeek Garbage)

    08/29/2014 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Don’t bet that the American gun rally is over just yet. This week gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson sharply lowered the sales outlook that it laid out just two months ago. Smith & Wesson and its listed peer Sturm, Ruger are down 15 and 30 per cent respectively since January. The simplistic explanation is that purchases of guns after the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre have abated as it became clear that tightened gun control would not be forthcoming. But that is only part of the reason for the pullback in the share prices. The rest can be explained by...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO PUTIN: Don't 'Even Think About Messing Around' With The Baltics

    08/29/2014 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin when traveling to Europe next week is to not "even think about messing around" with the Baltic states, the White House said Friday. Obama is traveling to Europe next week for a meeting in Wales with other NATO leaders. He'll also make a stop in Estonia, where he will meet with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in an attempt to reassure allies amid burgeoning Russian aggression in Ukraine. "The two stops are essentially part of the same effort to send a message to the Russians that their behavior is...
  • OP-ED: We Need the Legalization of Being Black

    08/29/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Lash
    I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous. The law enforcement that ran the prisons were taught to view prisoners as an enemy, and that things could go wrong at any moment and they often responded with preemptive or excessive force. It was also a world full of black prisoners, who far outnumbered the other races, so I lived as a minority and sometimes suffered because...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

    08/29/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Momma always told you not to pick up hitchhikers, and this movie explains why. Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy make the mistake of giving the wrong guy (William Talman) a lift, and their lives quickly become a nightmare. Loosely based on the story of real-life spree killer Billy Cook. Directed by Ida Lupino.
  • David Cameron stands up to Islamists -- a lesson for Barack Obama

    08/29/2014 5:46:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    The contrast between Friday’s press conference in London by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Thursday’s White House remarks by President Obama could not have been starker. Mr. Cameron delivered a robust assessment of the scale of the Islamist threat to Great Britain and to the free world. He told journalists assembled at Downing Street that “what we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL (Islamic State) is a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” While David Cameron appeared self-assured and determined in his approach, Barack Obama came across as a deer in the headlights, unable...
  • $5.3K To Go. Can We Do This Tonight? Yes We Can!

    08/29/2014 5:44:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    BTLD | 8/29/14 | BTLD
    We're SO close... Let's put this baby to bed!
  • WH Responds to Petition to Demand Release of Marine Held in Mexico

    08/29/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Josh Feldman
    You may be familiar with the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a United States Marine who ended up detained in Mexico after he reportedly took a wrong turn and customs agents uncovered firearms in his truck. For months, his case has gotten lots of attention in the conservative media, especially on Fox News, and particularly from Greta Van Susteren. Back in May, concerned Americans set up and signed a petition on the White House website to get the Obama administration to demand Tahmooressi’s release from Mexican prison. It received 100,000 signatures––the threshold to require a White Hosue response––but it remained...
  • Obama: The Media’s Making You Think ‘The World Is Falling Apart’

    08/29/2014 5:29:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Can we go back to the “slow news summer”? This summer has been incredibly bleak and depressing, with all sorts of stories about foreign threats, dangerous diseases, and some serious unrest at home. So what does President Obama think about all this awful news? Well, he thinks it might be a skosh overblown. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, Obama did not downplay the threats the U.S. faces, but suggested those threats are being exaggerated with the help of the social media and the mainstream press. The president acknowledged, “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” but...
  • Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video)

    08/29/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 29, 2014
    Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video) Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:40 - Actress designs a t-shirt for Planned Parenthood mocking the GOP over women's rights
  • Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hints at bio weapons attack

    08/29/2014 5:25:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    <p>"If Muslims cannot defeat the kafir [unbelievers] in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction," states the fatwa by Saudi jihadi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who is currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. "Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth."</p>
  • California Schools Chief To Appeal Tenure Ruling

    08/29/2014 5:24:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ap ^ | August 29, 2014
    California’s schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers. ... The judge on Thursday affirmed his June ruling that found the state’s teacher hiring-and-firing rules violated the state Constitution. A lawsuit brought by students argued that they saddled schools, especially in poor neighborhoods, with bad teachers who couldn’t be fired
  • South LA Family Says LAPD Trashed Their House While Serving Search Warrant

    08/29/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 29, 2014 4:55 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A couple in their 80s say the LAPD trashed their house while serving a search warrant, but police say officers did what they had to do in a potentially dangerous situation. Warren Johnson, 81, says police officers smashed in almost all his doors in his house with a handheld battering ram a week ago when they came to arrest his 18-year-old grandson, DeShawn Johnson, a gang member suspected in a West LA knock-knock burglary, and search for the electronics they believe he stole. Elderly Couple Says LAPD Trashed Their House While Serving Search Warrant A week...
  • Police put on alert for possible threat to Obama

    08/29/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | August 29, 2014
    Several news organizations have reported Friday night that the Connecticut State Police have been put on alert for a possible threat to President Barack Obama.
  • Playboy model Brandi Brandt jailed for drug role

    08/29/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | august 29, 2014
    Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiring to import drugs. Prosecutors said she was part of a drug syndicate that hid packages of cocaine on Qantas and United Airlines passenger planes that flew from California to Sydney in 2007. Employees of an airline catering company allegedly collected the packages after the planes landed. The California-born Brandt, 45, was accused...
  • Littlerock [California] Man, 31, Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder For Pit Bull Mauling

    08/29/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 29, 2014 4:25 PM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Littlerock man whose four dogs fatally mauled a jogger in May 2013 has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, owned four pit bulls that escaped his property and attacked Pamela Marie Devitt, a 63-year-old married grandmother who was out jogging. Devitt was attacked near the intersection of 116th Street East and Avenue S. The dogs left the deceased with as many as 200 puncture wounds. The dogs dragged her 50 yards, took off her scalp and removed an arm. After the attack, all four dogs were tested for traces of the victim’s...
  • Mike Brown Juvenile Record? Lawsuit Seeks Alleged Arrest History Of Slain Missouri Teen

    08/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Christopher Zara
    A conservative blogger who claims he was told by law enforcement that Michael Brown had a juvenile arrest history has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain the alleged records. Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked weeks of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Though it’s been confirmed that the black 18-year-old was unarmed, many questions surrounding the shooting remain unanswered. Charles C. Johnson, a blogger and journalist who recently launched a website called GotNews.com, filed a lawsuit last week seeking Brown’s records from the office of Paul Fox, director of...
  • Ben Carson Hints At 2016 Run But Says: ‘I Won’t Become A Politician’

    08/29/2014 5:06:38 PM PDT · by NCjim · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is continuing to hint that he will run for president in 2016, though pledges that if elected he won’t become a “politician” in the traditional sense. “I will tell you that I’m not a politician, and I don’t believe in political correctness,” Carson told the crowd Friday at a political summit in Texas. “So I may say something that will offend someone. And I frankly never plan on becoming a politician. It doesn’t mean that I won’t do something in public office, but I won’t be a politician in the process.” Carson made the comments Friday afternoon...
  • More Than 134,000 Petition Obama Admin. to Demand Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi — Here’s the Response

    08/29/2014 5:03:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    More than 134,000 people signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. Tahmooressi, who is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been imprisoned for nearly five months after being arrested for unintentionally crossing into Mexico with firearms. The White House responded to the popular petition on Friday, calling for Mexican authorities to handle the Marine’s case “expeditiously” rather than demanding his release.
  • France: Two Teenagers Arrested Over Synagogue Suicide Bomb Plot

    08/29/2014 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 8/29/14 | Elad Benari
    Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, Newsweek reported on Friday, citing French news websites. According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence revealed that two Muslim girls, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the Tarbes and Venissieux neighborhoods a week ago, after authorities uncovered a plan to carry out a suicide bombing inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The two were indicted on August 22 for conspiracy to commit terrorism, reported Newsweek. An unnamed security source...
  • Iowa pol admits taking secret payments to switch '12 support from Bachmann to Paul

    08/29/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/14 | Fox News
    A former Iowa state senator who was a key official in Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to illicitly concealing payments he received to switch his support from Bachmann to then-Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Former GOP state Sen. Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in "under the table payments," according to the Justice Department, to ditch Bachmann’s campaign, where he had served as Iowa chairman. He endorsed Paul instead.
  • Report: ISIS Planning Imminent Terror Attack At U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | august 29, 2014 | rachel stoltzfoos
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is reportedly working with al-Qaida to carry out a terror attack on the U.S.-Mexico border in the very near future, according to a government watchdog. Sources told Judicial Watch the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is definitely operating along the Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez alongside al-Qaida, and one source said officials have picked up radio chatter about an imminent “attack on the border.” “It’s coming soon,” the source told Judicial Watch
  • Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President

    08/29/2014 4:44:06 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 8/27/14 | Billy and Karen Vaughn
    After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace. My offering was my only son — Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. Many times over the past three years, I have been...
  • Soviet spy and traitor John Walker dies aged 77

    08/29/2014 4:42:58 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th August 2014 | Daily Mail News
    'A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said. The cause of death was not immediately released. He was 77. Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard communications officer. The security breach was then considered among the largest and most...