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  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 13, 2015 | By EarthTalk
    Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded "point of no return" with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? — David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return” - when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming - climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution a century ago, the average global temperature has risen some 1.6 degrees...
  • UKRAINE: Summary as of April 13, 2015

    04/13/2015 5:56:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    INFORMNAPALM.ORG ^ | April 13, 2015
    BING TRANSLATION: Summary of command InformNapalm as of April 13, 2015 The last couple of weeks we are getting reports from insiders of the accumulation of technology in Elenovke and Dokuchayevsk. At first glance it would seem that it is preparing for an offensive to Mariupol. But as the talk of withdrawal to the boundaries of administrative areas, the blow to the West is inevitable. In addition, they need to cover the flanks of the southwestern kick. Most likely, the technique there is accumulated for the strike-through Paraskovievku Andreevka Yelenovka village and Uspenovku. According to our estimates, there is up...
  • UKRAINE: Russian soldier, throw away your gun, go home! (CH.XIV)

    Antiwar pickets in Moscow. Moscow continues to arm terrorists in eastern Ukraine and worldwide threaten nuclear holocaust in Lent. While the "I-Putin & Co." releases to the 15th anniversary of the reign of aircraft " visiting the Kremlin "worth billions of dollars, his serfs trample each other in line for free hot dogs and eat pancakes with shovels. Here's a "spirituality" of cheap brace. But not all Russia is in lethargic sleep and propaganda has not poisoned all Russians. And Eclipse always ends with light. Most importantly, is the desire to go to the light and know the truth. Photo:...
  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    World News Daily ^ | April 9, 2015
    Who says Islam is not adapting to the times? Fatwas issued by top clerics in Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week might be shocking to much of the civilized world, but they do indicate change. In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News. [Snip] Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal –...
  • Who runs ISIS?

    04/12/2015 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    seMissourian.com ^ | 4-9-2015 | Jack Dragoni
    In an April 4 article, Liz Sly of the Washington Post Beirut Bureau, with 15 years' experience in the Mid-East including covering the war in Iraq, discusses the origins and leadership of ISIS. The rise of the Islamic State or ISIS has caught many in the West off guard with little knowledge about the organization. We know that ISIS has been exceptionally brutal, showing no mercy or morality in how it has treated civilians as well as prisoners. The first question to be asked in understanding this enemy is "Who runs ISIS?" The simple answer is that ISIS is run...
  • Agriculture poses immense threat to environment, German study says

    04/12/2015 12:37:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 04/10/2015 – 08:12 | Nicole Sagener
    Conventional agriculture is causing enormous environmental damage in Germany, warns a study by the country’s Federal Environment Agency, saying a transition to organic farming and stricter regulation is urgently needed. EurActiv Germany reports. Spanning over 50% of the country, agriculture takes up by far the biggest amount of land in the country, and is one of its most important economic sectors. But intensive farming still harms the environment to an alarming extent, according to a study conducted by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The use of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as intensive animal husbandry, have a negative impact on...
  • Grand Mufti Denies Fake Fatwa

    04/09/2015 5:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 10 April 2015
    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has denied issuing a fatwa that states it is permissible for a starving man to save himself by eating the flesh of a woman. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Thursday, Al-Asheikh said the religious edict was false and created by Islam’s enemies to slander him and “keep the community busy squabbling over irrelevant issues instead of standing united behind the rightly guided rulers.” “The fatwa attributed to us is wrong. It is nothing but lies ... It has been circulated to distort the image of Islam, which has elevated...
  • Did a Leading Saudi Cleric Permit Men to Eat Their Wives? (i.e. cannibalize)

    04/09/2015 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 3:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: A report circulating throughout the Arabic-language media claims a leading Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious ruling) permitting husbands to eat their wives (yes, eat them) in the event that they are really, really hungry. The report appeared among other places in the major pan-Arab, London-based Al Quds Al-Arabi, which cited the alleged edict by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh permitting a husband to eat his wife if he is afflicted with “severe hunger”. It claimed Al-Asheikh clarified that the husband could choose to eat...
  • Top Saudi mufti reportedly issues fatwa allowing starving husbands to eat wives

    04/10/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 57 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 9, 2015
    Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife in order to save himself, causing a stir among the Kingdom's residents, London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, according to the report, said that the act would display the wife's obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh. Saudi Twitter users quickly took to the social network to express their shock at the strange fatwa attributed to the Grand Mufti. Following the report Saudi media accused Iranian media of fabricating the fatwa, noting...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • Greece demands 279bn(Euros) from Germany in Nazi War Reparations

    04/07/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4-7-2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Greece has demanded nearly €279bn in reparations from Germany, more than the value of its current bail-out, as the cash-strapped country continues to pursue compensation for crimes carried out by the Third Reich. A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures. Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone. SNIP--- Berlin moved to quickly to...
  • Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Civilisation

    04/07/2015 8:07:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Danny Lee Weston
    FULL TITLE: Green Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Industrial Civilisation Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a household name here at Breitbart, has created a “war room” targeting Republican political candidates who are sceptical of climate change. Aiming to swing the results in 2016, Steyer’s campaign will ‘put candidates in the hot seat for their climate denial’ and attempt to link the GOP to “Big Oil” and the Koch brothers wherever possible. Steyer said he would spend “what it takes” for this campaign rather than committing to a specific figure beforehand.
  • Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama

    04/07/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Laurence H. Tribe, the highly regarded liberal scholar of constitutional law, still speaks of President Obama as a proud teacher would of a star student. “He was one of the most amazing research assistants I’ve ever had,” Mr. Tribe said in a recent interview. Mr. Obama worked for him at Harvard Law School, where Mr. Tribe has taught for four decades. Many in the Obama administration and at Harvard are bewildered and angry that Mr. Tribe, who argued on behalf of Al Gore in the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, has emerged as the leading legal opponent of...
  • Next for Steyer: put GOP candidates on climate change hot seat

    04/06/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle's SF Gate Blog ^ | April 6, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    San Francisco activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Super PAC Monday announced the billionaire Democrat will wage a campaign to put Republicans on the “hot seat” about climate change and spend “what it takes” for an aggressive new high-tech “war room” to track — and attack — GOP candidates in 2016. The program, based at the NextGen headquarters in the Financial District — with satellite offices in Washington, D.C., and other cities — aims to make climate change a “top tier” issue next year. It will focus its firepower on turning environmental concerns into a “wedge issue,” especially with young voters,...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • Poland thanks Russia, China for help in Yemen evacuation

    04/03/2015 12:10:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    RADIO POLAND ^ | 4/3/2015
    Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna thanks the governments of China and Russia, which helped in the evacuation. “The situation is under control, we have information that for now everything is going well,” he said. Russia air lifted 20 Polish citizens from the capital of Yemen, Sana’a to Moscow on board two aircraft, while the Chinese navy took four Polish citizens across a narrow strait from Aden to Djibuti. Yemen has recently been invaded by a Saudi-led coalition set up to dislodge the Shia Houthis who have taken over the capital city. (an)
  • How Can Republicans Out-Do Scott Walker’s “Day One” Pledge on the Iran Nuke Deal?

    04/03/2015 8:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | April 3, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Here’s a puzzler for you: we all know the next week will feature a competition among the 35 or 52 or however many Republicans are considering a 2016 presidential run as to who can say the most irresponsible things about the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran that just got a big step closer to reality yesterday. But how are they going to outdo Scott Walker’s pledge, initially made last week and then repeated like a terroristic threat, that he’d blow up any such deal on his first day as president? I mean, I guess someone could say they’d shout insults...
  • Lavrov Confirms Russia's Intention to Raise Question of Protection for Christians Worldwide

    04/03/2015 8:05:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/3/15
    Bishkek, April 3, Interfax - Russia will continue raising the issue of the protection of Christians in the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "No one was going to ignore this issue [of Christians' protection]. It was raised in the meeting of the [UN] Human Rights Council and a statement was adopted, which was signed by 65 countries. It was initiated by Russia, Lebanon and the Vatican with Armenia's support," he said responding to a question about the possible support by Russia of the initiative to protection Christians in the light of the situation in Kenya. "This issue was...
  • NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout

    04/03/2015 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/03/2015 | AP
    The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Ties With Israel

    03/30/2015 7:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a representative of a group of prominent Jewish leaders on Sunday that she wanted to put the relationship between the United States and Israel back on “constructive footing,” the representative said. Mrs. Clinton’s comments, made in a phone call to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, contrasted in tone from recent remarks by members of the Obama administration, who have publicly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel amid tensions over a nuclear deal with Iran and comments Mr. Netanyahu made in the...
  • Is the Looming Arab war -- Precursor to the Islamic Caliphate?

    03/28/2015 2:28:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 13 replies
    3/28/2015 | Vanity
    The first 6 Arab nations to form the Arab League are: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria are no more. Egypt was almost lost, and is well into it's recovery from intensive care thanks largely to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who might become the most accomplished of Arab Leaders, if he holds true. I believe El-Sisi was the impetus of the Arab League getting it's act together with coordinated political, diplomatic and military efforts to keep Iran off the Sinai Peninsula. Is their any doubt now why any sane person would deny a nuclear armed...
  • Scott Walker Endorses Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants at Private GOP Dinner

    03/26/2015 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 154 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be on the verge of burning himself down before he actually gets started, given what is now becoming something of a circus regarding his actual stance on immigration. According to this new Wall Street Journal report, it’s quite possible a supporter of Jeb Bush, or another candidate went to the media regarding Walker’s recent comments at a private GOP dinner, it doesn’t matter. With three sources now (anonymously) on record, he appears to have Walkered himself right into this one. If his name becomes synonymous with waffling on a critical issue like immigration, his next...
  • Looks Like Germany May Have To Pay Up

    03/21/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Automatic Earth ^ | 22 March 2015 | Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    German magazine Der Spiegel digs deep(er) into the ‘Greece question’ this weekend, and does so with a few noteworthy reports. First, its German paper issue has Angela Merkel on the cover, inserted on a 1940′s photograph that shows Nazi commanders against the backdrop of the Acropolis in Athens. The headline is ‘The German Supremacy: How Europeans see (the) Germans’. The editorial staff has already come under a lot of fire for the cover, and I’ve seen little that could be labeled a valid defense for further antagonizing both Germans AND Greeks (and other Europeans) this way. Oh, and it’s also...
  • American Blogger Offered Money to Publish Russian Propaganda

    03/25/2015 12:19:04 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 18 replies
    Global voices ^ | 24 Mar 2015 | Maria Volkova
    An American blogger turned down the offer of a lifetime this past weekend: getting paid to do nothing. The slight catch was that he had to publish articles written by someone else on his blog and claim them as his own—no big deal, right? According to the blogger, David Swanson, after giving a talk at an anti-war event in Washington DC on March 20, he was approached by a young man with a thick Russian accent who introduced himself as Alexsei G. Padalko. This man showed Swanson his business card, which identified him as an air attaché assistant for the...
  • Interview with a Russian soldier fighting in Ukraine (Part 1)

    03/24/2015 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 7 replies
    Novaya Gazeta ^ | Mar 2, 2015
    “We all knew what we were doing and what can happen." Interview with the Russian tank gunner, who, together with his battalion, was sent to fight for Debaltseve, Ukraine(Translated from Russian by I.M.) ------------------------------------------------- Dorzhi Batomunkuev, 20 years old, 5th Tank Brigade (Ulan-Ude), military base № 46108. Conscript, called to service on November 25, 2013; in June 2014 signed a three year contract. Personal Number 200220, military ID 2609999. Face burned, wrapped a bandage, blood showing from under the bandage. Hands wrapped too. Ears burned and shriveled. I know that he was wounded in Logvinovo. Logvinovo – “neck” of the...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    RAND PAUL REVIEW ^ | 4/13/2014 | EDITORIAL
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesn’t appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasn’t formally announced his candidacy and there’s...
  • Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

    03/21/2015 5:36:00 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 121 replies
    market-robots.com ^ | 20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET | Matthew Wall
      20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET   Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere... By Matthew Wall  Hydrogen is most commonly found in water - H2O - and in fossil fuels   Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And when you burn it or use it to produce electricity, the only waste product is water.In the era of global warming, it would seem to be the perfect fuel.So why aren't we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?In short, fossil fuels got there...
  • Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide

    03/20/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide By LAURIE GOODSTEIN MARCH 20, 2015 Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this week that they were appalled at his last-minute bid to mobilize Jewish voters by warning that Arabs were going to the polls in droves, and his renunciation of a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. Mr. Netanyahu’s party won the election and cheers from harwkish American Jews. But in interviews this week, rabbis, scholars and Jews from across the country and...
  • Scott Walker, the gutless wonder of the 2016 presidential race

    03/19/2015 7:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Week ^ | March 19, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior correspondent
    Sometimes the most inside-baseball political stories tell you something essential about a presidential candidate. That's what happened this week to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who apparently wants to win the Iowa caucuses so badly that he's willing to torch his staff and his reputation to do it. The Walker campaign recently announced that it had hired Liz Mair, a highly regarded Republican consultant. Mair has also played pundit at times, and is generally more pro-gay rights and pro-immigration than the average Republican. But that's typical of Republican consultants in general. It is assumed that policy is set by the candidates...
  • Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

    03/14/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told potential candidates at the recent Iowa Agricultural Summit in Des Moines. “Don’t mess with the RFS,” Republican Governor Terry Branstad warned, referring to Renewable Fuel Standards that require refiners to blend increasing amounts of ethanol into gasoline. “It is the Holy Grail, and I will defend it,” said Rep. Steve King, another Iowa Republican. It is vital for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing dangerous climate change...
  • Even John McCain Has Finally Abandoned Sarah Palin

    02/01/2015 2:11:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Sen. McCain admitted on CNN that even he wouldn’t support Sarah Palin if she would run for president in 2016. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)McCain offered up his standard defense of Palin, but when he was asked if he thought that she should run for president, he changed his tune. McCain said, “I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she’d like to do. I’m very supportive of anything that she does. Obviously, Sen. Lindsey Graham is the person I’m supporting, but I wish her every success.” McCain said that Palin could be an asset in 2016 because she still...
  • Texas Land Office (George P. Bush) cancels Daughters of the Republic of Texas contract to run Alamo

    03/13/2015 7:16:43 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 110 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/12/2015 | Scott Huddleston
    The Texas General Land Office is terminating its contract with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to run the Alamo, ending a role the DRT has held for 110 years in managing the state-owned site, the Express-News has learned. In a joint statement with the DRT, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the change will help “create a bigger, brighter future for this Texas shrine.” The contract, which runs through Aug. 31, 2016, will be terminated after 120 days, on July 10. “The Alamo has always had the same owner — the people of Texas. And so to...
  • Why Are Republican Presidential Candidates Openly Stating a Desire to Violate the Law?

    03/11/2015 7:49:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’ve pointed out that Washington is a cesspool of legal corruption. But if you donÂ’t believe me (and you have a strong stomach), feel free to peruse these posts, all of which highlight odious examples of government sleaze.But occasionally elected officials cross the blurry line and get in trouble for illegal corruption.For those of you who follow politics, you may have seen news reports suggesting that Robert Menendez, a Democratic Senator from New Jersey, will soon be indicted for the alleged quid pro quo of trying to line the pockets of a major donor. Attorney General Eric Holder has signed...
  • Moscow secrets. Lieutenant Gen. Skipalsky spoke about the Russian security services work in Ukraine

    Oleksandr Skipalsky now acts as Adviser of the military Father of Russian military intelligence, Lieutenant General Alexander Skipalsky - speaks about the work of the Russian special services in Ukraine Lieutenant-General Alexander Skipalsky, though is considered one of the most public members of the retired secret service, agreed immediately to an interview. Says does not want to strongly criticize the current government, although, in his opinion, is for what. Then, after all agreeing, their answers he generously dilutes the story of the long conversations in the offices of private institutions, without naming, however, the names of the participants. Recognizes that...
  • Scott Walker called ethanol mandate 'central planning' and a 'big government mandate' - before Iowa

    03/09/2015 9:19:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 9, 2015 | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Scott Walker went to Iowa over the weekend and embraced the ethanol mandate — a corporate welfare program that subsidizes corn farmers and ethanol producers at the expense of drivers, eaters, restaurants, and the environment.As my colleague Phil Klein aptly put it, "if Scott Walker can't stand up to Iowans, how will he stand up to the Islamic State?"Why do I assume this position was tailored to Iowa's caucus goers? Because Walker vehemently opposed the ethanol mandate back in 2006, actually standing out from the rest of Wisconsin's gubernatorial field in that regard.From Milwaukee's Daily Reporter at the time: "Currently,...
  • Ted Cruz blasts renewable-fuel quota at Iowa ag forum

    03/07/2015 7:45:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | THOMAS BEAUMONT | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is telling Iowa Republicans and agribusiness leaders that he opposes the federal standard for renewable production, including ethanol.At a forum focused on agricultural issues on Saturday, Cruz likened the federal renewable fuel standard to "corporate welfare."Cruz tells the audience of roughly 1,000 that he has "every bit of faith that businesses can continue to compete, continue to do well without going on bended knee to the government."
  • Gubernatorial candidates differ on ethanol [Walker's Original position on RFS]

    03/09/2015 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | March 9, 2006 1:00 am
    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker differentiated himself from Gov. Jim Doyle and his Republican rival for governor by speaking out against an ethanol mandate.Walker, who’s facing U.S. Rep. Mark Green in the Sept. 12 Republican primary for governor, said Tuesday he opposes a bill requiring 10 percent ethanol in some grades of fuel; Green and Doyle are both in favor of the bill. The general election is Nov. 7.Walker said he opposes the bill more because of the government mandate than the use of ethanol as a fuel source. He said instituting incentives for ethanol use would be better for...
  • If Walker can't stand up to Iowans, how can he stand up to the Islamic State?

    03/09/2015 8:38:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 9, 2015 | 11:46 AM | PHILIP KLEIN
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., was speaking to Iowa farmers over the weekend and, as the Washington Examiner's Rebecca Berg reported, he shifted his position on ending the mandate that fuel contain ethanol.Though he previously indicated opposition to the mandate, now visiting Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, Walker said, "It's something I'm willing to go forward on, continuing the Renewable Fuel Standard." The fact that he later floated the possibility of phasing it out didn't help the damage that was done to his reputation.The ethanol mandate has little rationale beyond being a big government regulatory handout to farmers, many...
  • Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander

    03/04/2015 3:38:38 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 3 Mar 15 | Unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday. The Russian forces are made up of military advisers, weapons operators and combat troops, Hodges said in a speech in Berlin, adding that a further 29,000 soldiers were stationed in the Crimea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year. In addition, 50,000 troops are positioned on the Russian side of the border with Ukraine in case the separatists suffer a severe setback and the Ukrainian army gains the upper hand, Hodges said.
  • Why Vote Republican?

    03/04/2015 2:40:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brian C Joondeph
    Republicans, fresh from landslide victories in congressional, state, and local elections, were well-positioned to flex their newfound muscle by re-establishing constitutional checks and balances on an overzealous executive branch. Instead, Senate Majority Leader McConnell folded like a cheap suit, abandoning efforts to defund President Obama’s amnesty efforts. Tell me again why we need Republican majorities in Congress. Why can’t Senator McConnell trigger the same “nuclear option” now? What about Obamacare? It remains alive and well despite Republican promises to “repeal and replace.”The latest excuse from Republican leadership is that they need the White House before they can accomplish anything. Really?...
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    03/02/2015 11:07:33 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 3/2 | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI
    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded. President Barack Obama has insisted the militants behind a brutal campaign of beheadings, kidnappings and enslavement are "not Islamic" and only use a veneer of Islam for their own ends. Obama's critics argue the extremists are intrinsically linked to Islam. Others insist their ideology has little connection...
  • Suspected Israeli nationalists torch Christian seminary in Jerusalem

    Suspected Israeli nationalists set fire to a Christian seminary in Jerusalem and vandalized an elementary school in Nablus on Thursday, officials said. The attacks, which came a day after a similar group burned a mosque near Bethlehem, have been characterized as hate crimes by Israeli officials and "terrorism" by Palestinians. According to local media reports, the assailants poured flammable liquid into a bathroom window of the Greek Orthodox seminary and ignited it. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "anti-Christian" slogans were scribbled in Hebrew on the seminary's walls — including “Jesus is a son of a whore” and “the redemption of...
  • How Bad Ideology Destroys Good TV: Why the hit TV show 'Glee' Crashed and Burned

    02/25/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Klavan
    So I was watching Glee the other day (yes I watch Glee, okay?!), and man has that show jumped the shark. It’s frustrating, because Glee went down in flames the way a lot of good shows do: it got too busy constructing a leftist fantasyland to tell a decent story. It’s another victim of what I like to call “liberal backslide.”Bear with me here for a second. I realize Glee was never an elegant allegory of fiscal conservatism. And no one could claim that it ever had an ironclad grip on reality. The show takes place in an underfunded Ohio...
  • Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria

    02/20/2015 4:17:14 PM PST · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria By Julio Severo The United States and Turkey signed, according to Reuters, an agreement on Thursday to train and equip Islamists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts, said an official at the U.S. military’s Central Command. Reuters said that the agreement is “to train and equip Syrian moderates to fight the Islamic State.” Yet, the same Reuters report said, “Turkey hopes the training will also bolster the weakened and divided Syrian opposition in their...
  • The Dangerous Lie That ‘Bush Lied’

    02/16/2015 1:45:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Laurence H. Silberman
    In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.” I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction—a bipartisan body, sometimes referred to as the Robb-Silberman Commission. It was directed in 2004 to evaluate the intelligence community’s determination that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD—I am, therefore, keenly aware of both the intelligence provided to...
  • 'Walking Dead' Producer Talks Spinoff, "Guns on the Street" and Killing Off Characters

    02/16/2015 8:23:07 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/16/2015 | by Stephen Galloway
    Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd said she is more worried about “guns on the street” than the violence in her AMC series The Walking Dead."I worry more about the fact that we have guns on the street here," she said Feb. 11, speaking at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, where she took part in the ongoing Hollywood Masters interview series. "I mean, in Australia, countries around the world where they have the same entertainment, and they don't have the homicide rates that we do here, it's clear that there's another reason for it. [In] all my films,...
  • ...ISIS Blow Back: Ready To Pounce. Netanyahu’s Support For Obama’s “Rebels...."

    02/11/2015 9:08:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    AdinaKutnicki.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki, Right Wing ZIonist Nationalist AMERICAN
    [Excerpted within the excerpt]...Channel 10 exposed on Sunday that in recent months black ISIS flags have been commonly seen in Arab-Israeli towns in northern and coastal Israel, notably in the cities of Nazareth and Akko. The flags have been seen flying among both Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel, an ironic move given that ISIS in Iraq has emptied cities of their Christian populations by issuing them an ultimatum either to convert to Islam, pay non-Muslim jhizya taxes – or die.” Understood? ADDED into this fiery mix, a related exposé was written (Jan. 2015), and it revealed some (dangerous)...