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  • Syrian Immigrant Who Said 9/11 ‘Changed The World For Good’ Is A Homeland Security Adviser

    06/15/2016 9:42:53 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Hasson
    One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good” and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media. Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an American citizen. Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid...
  • Orlando shooting: 50 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

    06/12/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. * The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said. * Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers, according to a U.S. official. * Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
  • Orlando massacre inflames Trump-Clinton presidential race

    06/12/2016 6:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2016 | Ian Swanson
    The worst mass shooting in U.S. history is raising new questions about the safety of the homeland and shaking up the race for the White House. Shocking revelations that the shooter had been previously investigated by the FBI more than have many asking whether the incident could have been prevented. At least 50 people were killed and 53 were wounded or injured in the shootings early Sunday morning. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) before attacking Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, with an assault rifle and a handgun. The FBI...
  • Steven Hatfill's Strange Trip From Accused Terrorist to Medical Adventurer

    06/29/2014 12:05:43 AM PDT · by John Faust · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2014 | Cameron Bird
    ... Across a series of blogs and far-right message boards, someone going by the moniker of “the Real Luigi Warren” (a.k.a. “Luigi ‘Anthrax’ Warren”) had operated a lurid rumor mill about Hatfill for more than a decade—promoting, in particular, hearsay about the years he lived and worked in southern Africa during the throes of apartheid. In 2010, after the aggressor surfaced in the comments section of theatlantic.com, Hatfill’s lawyers made their move. They sent a six-page letter to the man they assumed to be the real Luigi Warren, a stem-cell researcher at Harvard Medical School named, not incidentally, Luigi Warren....
  • How Saddam’s men help Daesh rule

    12/11/2015 7:38:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Mohannad is a spy for Daesh. He eavesdrops on chatter in the street markets of Mosul and reports back to his handlers when someone breaks the militant group’s rules. One man he informed on this year – a street trader defying a ban on selling cigarettes – was fined and tortured by Daesh (ISIS) fighters, according to a friend of Mohannad’s family. If the trader did not stop, his torturers told the man, they would kill him. Mohannad is paid $20 for every offender he helps to catch.He is 14.The teenager is one cog in the intelligence network Daesh has...
  • [From November 13, 2014] GOP honcho Bruce Ash imitates threatening street thug

    04/16/2016 7:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    McSally promoting Ash menacingly calls for “kneecapping” Wooten supporters When a conservative site such as Townhall goes after a Republican National Committeeman, it’s worthy of notice. This article provides the shocking details of the events leading up to the thuggish not-so-veiled threats issued by Tucson businessman and longtime activist Bruce Ash —- a man who should know better. The Arizona Daily Independent fills in the rest of the story, detailing that Ash actually called for violence against leading Southern Arizona afternoon drive time radio show host, James T. Harris. The bad blood goes back to this year’s primary election when...
  • 12,254,962 Firearms Added to the Private Stock in the U.S. in 2014

    03/18/2016 5:50:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland | 18 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The numbers are in from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF as the shortened acronym.  The report is issued annually for two years back.  In 2014, there were 9,050,626 firearms manufactured; 3,625,268 firearms imported; and 420,932 firearms exported.  This includes rifles, shotguns, handguns and others, the others being mostly receivers that might become either rifles or handguns when finished.  It does not include firearms produced for the military services.The total addition to the firearms stock for 2014 was (production + imports – exports).  That total is 12,254,962 firearms in 2014, which brings the total U.S....
  • California Wages Economic War With Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory

    05/16/2014 11:48:02 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    Business Climate: Los Angeles is buzzing over the possible exit of Sriracha sauce maker Huy Fong to friendlier territory in Texas. But why shouldn't it go? L.A. is so unfriendly it makes Detroit look good, according to two studies.
  • Revealed: Number of people killed by terrorists worldwide soars by 80% in just a year

    11/18/2015 11:46:17 AM PST · by matt1234 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Matt Chorley
    The devastating toll of terror attacks is laid bare today with a shocking study revealing the number of people slaughtered worldwide has risen by 80 per cent in a year. A total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 - an 80 per cent increase on the previous year, according to the Global Terrorism Index. Researchers said that while Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria bore the brunt of deaths last year, the attacks in Paris on Friday mark a 'watershed within Europe'.
  • State Dept. releases 800 new Clinton emails

    02/26/2016 3:33:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 800 of Hillary Clinton's private emails Friday evening, just hours before the South Carolina Democratic primaries begin. The 1,500 pages of emails in the latest batch did not contain any "top secret" emails, an agency spokesman said. The State Department withheld 22 emails from a trove of emails made public earlier this year because they included "top secret" information. Clinton faced a new wave of questions about her private emails this week after a federal judge ruled her top aides should be subject to depositions about their roles in setting up a personal server in...
  • Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators

    02/11/2016 5:51:08 PM PST · by rriz · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 11 at 12:18 PM | Tom Hamburger
    Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it. The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.
  • Russia carried out practice nuclear strike against Sweden

    02/04/2016 2:50:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 03 Feb 2016
    When Russian planes carried out a simulated attack against Sweden in 2013, it included nuclear warfare, a Nato report has revealed. The training mission by the Russian military took place just beyond the eastern edge of the Stockholm archipelago three years ago. It grabbed global headlines because Sweden's military was slow to react due to staff being on vacation and had to rely on help from Nato. Several Swedish media outlets had previously speculated that the exercises also included a simulated nuclear attack, but this was never confirmed. Now, Nato's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has revealed that this was indeed...
  • Michael Savage Trashes Ted Cruz & Glenn Beck

    01/23/2016 8:40:30 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | January 21, 2016
    Aired on July 21, 2014 - ( The Savage Nation ) - Michael Savage Trashes Ted Cruz Teaming Up with Glenn
  • Ted Cruz: “what happened in Mississippi was appalling”… Really ? Really Ted ?

    01/20/2016 4:48:10 AM PST · by true believer forever · 124 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz seems to express disgust and outrage against the tactics deployed by what he calls the “DC Machine”. Cruz states that their conduct in the Mississippi runoff was "incredibly disappointing" etc. However, we now know - from specific documentation provided by internal research into the activity around the Mississippi campaign - that the National Republican Senatorial Campaign, the NRSC, was the financier for the attack ads against Chris McDaniel. So who is the "DC Machine", this "leadership of the NRSC", that Senator Ted Cruz is so incredibly disappointed in? Whoopsie - Yes it would appear that Ted Cruz...
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • Sheriff: Abused girl led to discovery of 2 kids' bodies in storage locker

    SALINAS, Calif. —Salinas police are investigating a horrific double homicide that left two kids dead and a third child fighting for her life in a hospital. The bodies of a 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were found in a storage locker in Redding, Calif. Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and her 17-year-old boyfriend, Gonzalo Curiel, were arrested on charges of felony child abuse, torture, and mayhem. A severely abused 9-year-old girl was found at home and is undergoing surgery for "numerous injuries," Plumas County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Peay said. (snip) Huntsman is a relative of the two homicide victims but not...
  • 7News obtains photo believed to be teen accused of murdering rabbi

    12/14/2015 7:24:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WSVN (Miami, FL) ^ | December 14, 2015
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A disturbing photo that may be of a teen accused of killing a rabbi from New York in 2014 was uncovered Monday, by 7News. Law enforcement sources believe it shows Deandre Charles holding a semi-automatic weapon. The photo was obtained from a Facebook page under the name of Papito L. Franklins, which law enforcement sources believe, is a social media nickname used by Charles. The photo and page were both deleted hours after his arrest last week.
  • 'No forgiveness' as Pakistan hangs men behind school massacre

    12/02/2015 4:31:24 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 02 December 2015 | AFP
    <p>Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taliban's massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved "no forgiveness" as the attack anniversary approached.</p> <p>The executions, which officials said were carried out Wednesday morning at a prison in the northwestern city of Kohat, were the first in connection with the December 16 attack on an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The army has put the final toll at 151 killed, 134 of them children.</p>
  • Released Guantanamo Detainee Now al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen; Will Media Cover

    12/10/2015 12:04:53 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Decem ber 9, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    According to a Wednesday night post on the website Long War Journal by Thomas Joscelyn, a former detainee held at Guantanamo Bay named Ibrahim Qosi has rejoined the world of Islamic terrorism and ascended to a leadership post in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following his release in July 2012. With this shocking story coming as the Obama administration still hopes to close the prison, the question going forward from a media standpoint is this: Will the media show any interest in this threat to national security and failure on the part of the adminstration? According to Joscelyn, Qoosi...
  • Rise of ISIS women: 10 of 71 recruits arrested in U.S. are female

    12/06/2015 12:26:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, December 5, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Ten out of 71 recruits for the Islamic State terror group arrested in the U.S. since 2014 are women, according to a new report which demonstrates that the role of women in the extremist group’s ranks is increasing. Since March 2014, 71 individuals have been charged with Islamic State-related activities, 56 were arrested in 2015 alone, a record number of terrorism-related arrests for any year since 9/11 according to the report from George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. 
  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. […] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • A SNOOP BACK IN TIME BECAUSE IT'S TIME TO GET THIS ONE DONE![FReepathon Thread XXXIII]

    11/02/2015 5:53:59 AM PST · by onyx · 186 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | Monday, November 2, 2015 | onyx
    Click Here to Pledge Your Support via Secure Server! Dear FRiends: We need your help to keep the lights on!! [FReepathon thread XXXI]Posted on 11/2/2014, 12:21:56 PM by Jim Robinson I thought it might be fun and enlightening to look back exactly one year at 2014's 4th Quarter's FReepathon on this very same date and compare it to today's 2015 FReepathon to check our progress, or not. 2014's November 2, thread was XXXI. 2015's November 2, thread is XXXIII. ON NOVEMBER 2, 2014, JIM WROTE: Make it a monthly if you can. We have some very generous FReeper sponsors...
  • Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law

    10/21/2015 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 79 replies
    texas tribune ^ | 12:45 p.m. EDT October 18, 2014 | Richard Wolf, USA
    The U.S. Supreme Court early Saturday denied a last-ditch effort to block the enforcement of Texas' controversial voter ID law in the upcoming elections. The ruling comes two days before the start of early voting. Election Day is Nov. 4. Six of the nine justices agreed to deny a request to vacate Tuesday’s judgment from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state could enforce the law. The opinion removes the last traces of uncertainty over whether the law — which supporters say prevents voter fraud — would be in effect for the start of early voting.
  • Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai

    09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri September 5, 2014 | mon Prokupecz, Elise Labott and Barbara Starr
    A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
  • LI woman claims cops couldn’t believe she owned BMW — so they threw her in psych ward

    09/15/2015 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 52 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Nicole Johnson
    A Long Island woman’s insistence that she owns a BMW landed her in a psych ward at Harlem Hospital. The doctors believed she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit claims. Kam Brock’s frightening eight-day “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” ordeal at the mental facility included forced injections of powerful sedatives and demands she down doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained by PIX11 from her attorney. Brock said it all started at a traffic light in Harlem after she was pulled over by an officer for allegedly...
  • Overnight Cybersecurity: US power grid getting hammered

    09/10/2015 3:26:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Critical infrastructure operators in the U.S. continue to face a hailstorm of hacks. Federal documents obtained by USA Today through a FOIA request revealed that hackers infiltrated the Department of Energy's computer system over 150 times between 2010 and 2014. As the department overseeing the country's power grid and nuclear weapons stockpile, the Energy Department is an attractive target for overseas cyber spies seeking to uncover vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is warning critical infrastructure providers of a malicious spear-phishing campaign in which hackers use bogus emails to infiltrate users' networks. The campaign has targeted government facilities and...
  • Valerie Plame on the 'Scary' State of Cybersecurity [and Scott Walker]

    07/24/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Inc. ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Maria Aspan Senior editor, Inc.
    Cyber warfare has gone nuclear. So says Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA agent who spent her intelligence career working against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Now she’s taking on a new task: helping government agencies and companies stem the relentless flood of hacker attacks. “There’s a huge impact on national security and intelligence,” says Plame, who this spring became an adviser to cybersecurity startup Global Data Sentinel. “The new normal is going to be more and more of these hacks, whether it’s Target or Home Depot or the Office of Personnel Management or Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos.”...
  • Fear of ‘Another Benghazi’ Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/8/2014 | MARK LANDLER, ALISSA J. RUBIN, MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
    On Wednesday evening, moments after finishing a summit meeting with African leaders at the State Department, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered a stark message to President Obama as they rode back to the White House in Mr. Obama’s limousine. The Kurdish capital, Erbil, once an island of pro-American tranquillity, was in the path of rampaging Sunni militants, the chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told the president. And to the west, the militants had trapped thousands of members of Iraqi minority groups on a barren mountaintop, with dwindling supplies, raising concerns about a potential genocide. With American...
  • The secret to ISIS's success: Over 100 former Saddam Hussein-era officers run jihadi group's

    08/10/2015 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/2015 | TOM WYKE
    Once part of one of the most brutal dictator's army in the Middle East, over 100 former members of Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence officers are now part of ISIS. Now they make up the complex network of ISIS's leadership, helping to build the military strategies which have led the brutal jihadi group to their military gains in Syria and Iraq. The officers gave ISIS the organization and discipline it needed to weld together jihadi fighters drawn from across the globe, integrating terror tactics like suicide bombings with military operation
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Probe into Chattanooga shooting suspect turns to Mideast travel

    07/17/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 17 Jul 15 | Richard Valdmanis and Mark Hosenball
    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwait-born U.S. citizen A little more than 24 hours after the shooting, the FBI said it continued to investigate it as an act of terrorism and that it was "premature" to speculate on the motive. Abdulazeez's travel was part of the investigation. "We do know that he has traveled outside of the United States," Ed Reinhold, FBI...
  • Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014: report

    07/16/2015 2:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 7/16/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - In 2014 the world's oceans swelled, major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs and the planet's surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers said Thursday. The findings are contained in the 2014 State of the Climate report, a peer-reviewed study that examines temperature, precipitation and weather events around the world. A total of 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world contributed to the report, the 25th in a series that is based on data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, water, ice and in space. The...
  • Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department (Obama's Watch)

    06/19/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/15 | Warren Strobel
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies despite severe blows inflicted...
  • Massive Utah cyberattacks — up to 300 million per day — may be aimed at NSA facility

    02/07/2015 9:23:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    http://www.sltrib.com/news/2135491-155/massive-utah-cyber-attacks-may-be ^ | First Published Feb 03 2015 10:57AM • Last Updated Feb 03 2015 10:56 pm | LEE DAVIDSON
    Five years ago, Utah government computer systems faced 25,000 to 30,000 attempted cyberattacks every day. At the time, Utah Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires thought that was massive. "But this last year we have had spikes of over 300 million attacks against the state databases" each day: a 10,000-fold increase. Why? Squires says it is probably because Utah is home to the new, secretive National Security Agency computer center, and hackers believe they can somehow get to it through state computer systems. "I really do believe it was all the attention drawn to the NSA facility. In the cyberworld, that's...
  • Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

    05/08/2015 8:28:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | My 8, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William.
  • ‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

    04/09/2015 8:48:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    washington.edu ^ | Hannah Hickey
    The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches. A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of what’s wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. “In the fall of 2013 and...
  • Anti-Defamation League: 2014 ‘a particularly violent year for Jews’ in America

    03/31/2015 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Washington Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    When a 73-year-old man opened fire on two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb last year, killing three people, police called the attack a hate crime.
  • Mother Teresa, ISIS and Abortion

    09/18/2014 10:38:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ryan L Gavini
    Mother Teresa died in 1997 but her view on abortion has a relevance to the infamous group known as ISIS. Let me first take you back in 1987 when I personally saw this legendary woman. She came to the Philippines to inaugurate the Home for the Dying. This is one of the many homes she was operating in more than 100 countries all across the world. I was a high school seminarian when she spoke to us in our chapel. I was one of the many who were spiritually and deeply moved by her saintly presence. What I could not...
  • Inside V15’s ground game to unseat Netanyahu

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — When he goes door to door in this city handing out campaign materials, Shai Gal doesn’t tell people to vote for Labor, Meretz or the other liberal parties vying for support ahead of Israel’s March 17 election. He just asks one question: Do you want to replace Bibi? ___Snip___ OneVoice received grants from the State Department in 2014, prior to its affiliation with V15. ____Snip____ Dweck said that while the organization has received donations from abroad, V15’s activities are legal because the law only prohibits outside groups from campaigning for a specific party, which V15 doesn’t...
  • Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasn’t Even Begun

    03/09/2015 11:42:02 AM PDT · by fifedom · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 09, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh my goodness, the 2014 election victories didn’t end the war! You mean the progressives are still out there dreaming of a future full of hugs and goosestepping? You mean the GOP Establishment hasn’t just given up its power and knelt before us, begging to be forgiven for its craven crony corporatism? You mean the fight’s not over? ... Kurt Schlichter was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.
  • Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014

    03/03/2015 5:44:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2015 | WatchMojo.com
    2014 brought us a number of great films…don’t expect to see any of them mentioned here. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of 2014.
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 215 replies
    Aretz Sgiva ^ | 3-1-2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back. The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 10:33:20 AM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 5 replies
    Israeli National News ^ | 3/1/2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • Dems: This is why we lost in 2014 (Pelosi knows)

    02/22/2015 4:04:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/15 | Mario Trujillo
    The Democratic Party lacks a “single narrative” and must tighten its pitch to voters in order to compete in future elections, an interim report from the Democratic National Committee found. The report released at the party’s winter meeting recommended forming a national project to bring together party leaders, activists and messaging experts to hone in on a theme. Currently, the party is “loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not with a common set of core values,” according to the report. The review was launched last year shortly after Democrats lost control of the Senate in the...
  • Argentine Phone Calls Detail Efforts to Shield Iran

    01/22/2015 1:17:51 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | JONATHAN GILBERT and SIMON ROMERO
    Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994. The transcripts were made public by an Argentine judge on Tuesday night, as part of a 289-page criminal complaint written by Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the attack. Mr. Nisman was found dead in his luxury apartment on Sunday, the night before he was to present his findings to Congress. In...
  • Report: Obama and Bill Ayers attended same 2014 wedding

    02/13/2015 2:32:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/15 | Justin Sink
    Former Weather Underground activists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were guests at the August 2014 wedding of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner, which was also attended by President Obama and his family, according to a report Thursday in Gawker. Obama's ties to Ayers became a flashpoint during the 2008 presidential campaign, with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) memorably accusing Obama of "palling around with terrorists who would target their own countries." Ayers and Dohrn spent nearly a decade on the run as fugitives for their role in carrying out bombings of federal buildings,...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Year-in-Review: Barna's Top 10 Findings from 2014

    01/03/2015 10:07:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Barna Group ^ | 01/03/2015
    December 29, 2014 - Every December, Barna Group compiles its top findings and trends from research conducted in the past year. From legalizing marijuana to increasing secularization trends to America’s complicated relationship with sports—2014 was an interesting year. 1. Bible Skepticism Is Now Tied with Bible EngagementFor the first time since Barna Group and American Bible Society’s Bible engagement tracking began, Bible skepticism is tied with Bible engagement. The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from...
  • Five great school-choice stories for 2014

    01/02/2015 2:06:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/02/2015 | Jon E Dougherty
    It’s a new year, and there are all sorts of “Best of 2014″ lists of this and that posted online. So in keeping with that trend, we thought we’d put up a few lists of our own – lists aimed at inspiring free-market conservatives.
  • 2014: Year of Futility in the Fight Against Climate Change

    01/02/2015 1:02:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/31/14 | Steve Goreham
    **SNIP** The Obama administration continued its attack on coal-fired power plants, which provide about 40 percent of US electricity. In June, the EPA proposed new restrictions on carbon emissions that would make it vitually impossible to build a new coal-fired plant in the US. At the same time, more than 1,200 new coal-fired plants are planned across the world, with two-thirds to be built in India and China. In his 2007 Noble Prize acceptance speech, former Vice President Al Gore warned that the arctic ice could be gone in “as little as seven years.” But arctic sea ice rebounded in...