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  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • White Flags Replace American Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT · by cocomac · 40 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/22/14
    MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said. Police, including the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said. "Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?" City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m. It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there. Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up...
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • BLOODY PULP: Dad Catches Man Raping His Son, Then This Happens

    07/19/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Clash Daly ^ | 07-19-2014
    This father walked in on a man molesting his son and did what any good dad would do. No, he didn’t just let the police handle it, he beat the living daylights out of him.
  • California Governor Signs Homosexual Bill Eliminating Terms ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’

    07/13/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Christian News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Heather Clark
    The governor of California has signed a bill into law that redefines marriage and replaces the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ with the generic term ‘spouse.’Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1306 on Monday, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.“Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case,” it reads. “The bill would delete references to ‘husband’ or ‘wife’ in the Family Code...
  • Putin: I Support The Struggle Of Israel Calls himself a true friend of Israel

    07/12/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Israel Revolt /Truth Revolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | "Israel Revolt "
    On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for Israel in its struggle against Hamas and its supporters, and cited the three Israeli teenagers who had been recently murdered. "I follow closely what's going on in Israel," said Putin to a delegation of rabbis. "I support the struggle of Israel as it attempts to protect its citizens. I also heard about the shocking murder of the three youths. It is an act that cannot be allowed, and I ask you to transmit my condolences to the families." Putin referenced Jews during the Holocaust, saying, "I remember visiting in the Yad...
  • Thad Cochran campaign conference call with media gets hijacked

    07/03/2014 9:29:14 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com (from The Daily Caller) ^ | Published July 03, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    The campaign of Republican Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran attempted to hold a conference call with the media on Wednesday, but was forced to cancel it midway through after someone hijacked the call with provocative questions about race. Cochran adviser Austin Barbour had been giving remarks to reporters for about seven minutes during the call when an unnamed person interrupted and started asking questions. “I’d like to know if black people were harvesting cotton, why do you think it’s ok to harvest their votes?” the activist said. “They’re not animals.”
  • Global late Quaternary megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate change

    06/09/2014 4:13:04 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 46 replies
    Royal Society Publishing ^ | May 13, 2014 | Christopher Sandom, Sřren Faurby, Brody Sandel and Jens-Christian Svenning
    "A new study led by Jens-Christian Svenning of Aarhus University has strongly suggested that humans are squarely responsible for the disappearance of megafauna during the last 100,000 years. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B."
  • Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark

    06/09/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 6/6/14 | James Baker
    Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
  • Harley-Davidson introduces electric motorcycle

    06/19/2014 1:19:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-19-14 | M.L. JOHNSON
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson has introduced its first electric motorcycle, a sleek, futuristic bike that sounds like a jet airplane taking off and can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. The bike isn't in production yet. Instead, the public will get its first look at handmade demonstration models at an invitation-only event Monday in New York. The company will then take the models on the road for riders to try and provide feedback. Harley will use the information to refine the bike, which might not hit the market for several more years. The venture is...
  • Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

    06/13/2014 12:23:50 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13 June 2014 04.53 BST | Melissa Davey
    Scientists say rock layer hundreds of miles down holds vast amount of water, opening up new theories on how planet formed After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed. The water is locked up in a mineral called ringwoodite about 660km (400 miles) beneath the crust of the Earth, researchers say. Geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University in the US co-authored the study published in the journal...
  • Rare Mineral Ringwoodite Included within Diamond Points to ‘Oceans’ beneath Earth

    06/16/2014 3:14:38 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | Sci-News.com
    First terrestrial discovery of an extremely rare mineral called ringwoodite confirms theory about huge water ‘reservoirs’ 410 to 660 km beneath the surface of our planet, says a team of researchers led by Prof Graham Pearson from the University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

    06/16/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 75 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 14, 2014 2:20am | Kwame Opam
    Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope that their findings, recently published in the journal Science, can shed light on where Earth's oceans came from. THREE TIMES THE VOLUME OF THE OCEANS ON EARTH'S SURFACE The team, led by mineralogist Steven Jacobsen, used an array of 2000 seismometers to study how seismic waves generated by earthquakes move through the Earth's interior....
  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by tedw · 118 replies
    Wall Streeit Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The IRS—remember those jaunty folks?—announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash. Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John...
  • World's largest water reservoir found deep in earth

    06/13/2014 3:41:21 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 30 replies
    Indo Asian News Service ^ | 13 June 2014 | Anon
    In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet's largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet - bound up in rock deep in the earth's mantle. This water is not in a form familiar to us - it is not liquid, ice or vapour. This fourth form is water trapped inside the molecular structure of the minerals in the mantle rock. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades," explained geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University.
  • Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women

    06/09/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6-9-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Full Title: "‘Rape culture wins’: Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women" Key in these search terms. --> #missusa self defense <--- What you'll find will shock the hell out of you. Unbelievable. #tcot — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 09, 2014 So wait — now it's "unfeminist" to defend yourself if attacked? Jesus take the wheel. #missusa— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 09, 2014 Seems Miss Nevada said something about self-defence to a rape question & now half of twitter is freaking out because #MissUSA can’t be smart— (@Mistressnancy) June 09, 2014 Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was...
  • Obama is snapped working out

    06/04/2014 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 47 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6-4-14
  • NewsBusted: Get in the Van, Richard!

    06/04/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog
    News Busters ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jody Miller
    TOPICS: -- Jay Carney Resigns -- President Obama -- Eric Shinseki Resigns -- Illegal Aliens -- NBC's Richard Engel -- Tea Party Candidates -- CIA Chief Outed by White House -- Donald Sterling
  • Dinesh D'Souza's "America" warns Hillary Clinton will "finish off " the country

    05/31/2014 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    In his highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and “undo the nation's founding ideals.”
  • Cat SAVES Boy From Dog Attack

    05/14/2014 1:32:51 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 102 replies
    Cat Saves Boy' From Dog Attack In Bakersfield
  • Satanic group reveals crowdfunded monument for Oklahoma State Capitol

    05/08/2014 7:06:29 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 23 replies
    The Verge ^ | 5/3/14 | Dante D'Orazio
    A Satanist statue cast in bronze is just months away from completion, and activists hope that it will find a home on the lawn of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ultimately, the statue — which features the seven-foot tall, horned figure of Baphomet fawned upon by two exultant children — is intended to stand directly next to a highly controversial monument of the ten commandments that was donated by a state legislator in 2012 and subsequently placed on the grounds of the Capitol. The Baphomet figure, complete with a goat head, angel wings, and a beard, comes from a recently-formed New...
  • Democrat Told President Nixon in 1970:

    05/07/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, well, well, looky here. Koko Jr. at RushLimbaugh.com just sent me a quick note. "Documents released Friday..." This is from July of 2010, folks, so it's from the archives at RushLimbaugh.com. "Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 30 years ago. "Advisor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the [Nixon] administration, urged the [Nixon] administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the...
  • Kosovo independence: Russia warns of separatist storm

    05/03/2014 9:51:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 20, 2008 | Fred Weir
    Russian President Vladimir Putin charges that Western support for the newly declared state, torn from Serbia this week, is "immoral and illegal" behavior that will provoke a global storm of separatism and explode the international order. Jubilant Russian nationalists claim that "Western betrayal" has freed the Kremlin from any obligation to follow international laws in its own neighborhood. Kosovo was seized by NATO in a 1999 war after Serbia was accused of the ethnic cleansing of the tiny territory's mainly Albanian population. Russia opposed the war, but was persuaded to help negotiate a truce following 78 days of NATO air...
  • New Satanic Statue Almost Ready for Oklahoma

    05/03/2014 8:29:06 AM PDT · by kindred · 36 replies
    truth revolt . org ^ | 5-2-14 | Trey Sanchez
    Hey, kids! Come sit on Baphomet's lap! The Satanic Temple, based out of New York City, allowed Vice a sneak-peek at their crowdfunded statue that they plan to place right alongside a monument of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of Oklahoma's capitol building in Oklahoma City. The seven-foot-tall statue includes an effigy of a 14th Century pagan figure known as Baphomet surrounded by two children gazing up at him. A throne, complete with a pentagram, is also being constructed for the figure to rest upon. After the design is complete, the statue will be cast in bronze and delivered...
  • Congressman to push again for reparations legislation (John Conyers of Michigan)

    05/02/2014 11:06:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Florida Courier ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frederick H. Lowe, The Trice Edney News Wire
    U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African-Americans. “It is the most important piece of legislation I have ever introduced, and I will re-introduce HR40 in the 113th Congress,” Conyers (D., Mich.) told the 400 attendees at the “Revitalizing The Reparations Movement” conference last week at Chicago State University. The 113th Congress first met Jan. 3, 2013. He made his comments in the wake of 14 Caribbean nations demanding reparations and apology from Britain and other European countries for the trans-Atlantic slave trade....
  • Establishment Republicans secretly support Hillary over Rand Paul

    05/02/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 29 replies
    Rare ^ | 4-28-14 | Matt Naham
    It's no secret that establishment Republicans are out to get Rand Paul, but the "darkest secret" on Wall Street, reports Politico, is that they'll happily vote Hillary in 2016 to do it. The Monday piece reveals that Wall Street Republicans won't think twice about voting for Hillary Clinton in a world where Jeb Bush and Chris Christie aren't running for president and Rand Paul holds the GOP nomination. "The bulk of the big money guys are either Big Boy [Christie] or Jeb," said a top GOP donor. "Rand Paul still is a grass-roots phenom and a boardroom horror show." The...
  • NBA legend...says whoever taped Donald Sterling’s comments should be ‘sent to prison’

    05/01/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Teri Thompson
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fully supports Adam Silver’s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist comments to his girlfriend, but he says he also wants whoever is responsible for taping the comments “sent to prison.” Writing in a strongly-worded editorial peace for Time magazine, Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against the methods used to obtain evidence. "Shouldn't we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media?” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in Time. "Didn't we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen's privacy in such an un-American way?"
  • Greenfield: The Peace Process is the Process of Blaming Israel

    04/30/2014 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 The Peace Process is the Process of Blaming Israel Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Big lies don't always start out big. They don't even always start out as lies. They only grow big in the cover-up when the truth has to be beaten off with a stick made out of even bigger lies. A brief read of the daily newspapers, a quick flick through the cable news networks and an ear cocked to the drive time news minute might give you the idea that Israel is isolated and besieged. Israel is indeed...
  • Select Committee Anyone?

    04/30/2014 8:20:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-30-2014 | Mona Charen
    April 30, 2014 5:01 PM Select Committee Anyone? By Mona Charen Don’t know why John Boehner resisted this for so long. Here is the letter Representative Frank Wolf sent him today: April 30, 2014 The Honorable John A. Boehner Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-232 The Capitol Dear Mr. Speaker: Yesterday, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released a new set of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request directly tying senior White House officials to inaccurate messaging about the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi. Notably, these documents were withheld from a set of e-mails...
  • Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]

    04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday he’s not convinced the GOP cares about poor people as much as Democrats do. “People ask me, ‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’” Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do. And the reason I’m not sure we do, is because I don’t hear us talking about them very often.” The remarks came during the Q-and-A portion of the event, where Santorum was promoting his new book, “Blue Collar Conservatives.” He was asked whether he supports the...
  • Minimum Wage Boost Blocked in Senate

    04/30/2014 10:25:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/30/2014 | FRANK THORP V
    A emocratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was met with overwhelming Republican opposition in the Senate today, where it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move past a key procedural hurdle. The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), would have raised the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next 30 months, after which automatic annual increases in the minimum wage would be executed to account for inflation. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who voted in favor of letting a debate...
  • Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found MH370 aircraft wreckage

    04/30/2014 11:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Miguel Marquez, David Molko and Holly Yan
    A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim. The reasons for the skepticism are obvious -- the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim. "The Australian-led search is relying on information from satellite and other data to determine...
  • An Australian Exploration Company Says It May Have Found MH370 In Area Where Nobody Is Looking

    04/29/2014 8:55:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 04/29/2014 | PAMELA ENGEL
    An Australian exploration company says it might have found the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — and it’s not in the Indian Ocean. The company, called GeoResonance, claims that it has identified possible wreckage from a commercial airliner on the ocean floor in the Bay of Bengal, Australia’s 7News reports. The Bay of Bengal, marked on the map below, is about 3,100 miles away from the circled area of the southern Indian Ocean where authorities have been looking for the missing plane.
  • Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco

    04/28/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2014 | Marc Berman
    Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made. On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!’’
  • Stop using Microsoft's IE browser until bug is fixed, US and UK warn

    04/28/2014 6:24:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    CNET ^ | 4/28/2014 | Seth Rosenblatt
    It's not often that the US or UK governments weigh in on the browser wars, but a new Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects all major versions of the browser from the past decade has forced it to raise an alarm: Stop using IE. The zero-day exploit, the term given to a previously unknown, unpatched flaw, allows attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission. That malware could be used to steal personal data, track online behavior, or gain control of the computer. Security firm FireEye, which discovered the bug, said that the flaw is being used with a...
  • CODE RED: Central Banks Will Frantically Pound The Panic Button - Executioners, World's Currencies

    04/27/2014 7:26:04 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 4-27-2014 | John Mauldin, Thoughts From The Frontline
    CODE RED: Central Banks Will Frantically Pound The Panic Button And Eventually Become Executioners To The World's Currencies John Mauldin, Thoughts From The FrontlineApr. 27, 2014, 9:21 AM (It is especially important to read the opening quotes this week. They set up the theme in the proper context.) “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” –...
  • Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity, Endorses Susan Collins 'Wholeheartedly' in Maine

    04/28/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday April 28, 2014
    Telegram: You’re going to join U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for a state party fundraiser today. She’s defended National Security Agency spying programs you oppose, and she’s also running against a Democrat, Shenna Bellows, who comes pretty close to sharing your views on that and other privacy issues. Do you support her, despite disagreement on many of those issues? Rand Paul: I wholeheartedly endorse Senator Collins for re-election. I think she’s doing a great job for Maine and for the country. ... I don’t really know, exactly, what her position is on the NSA; you’d have to ask her about that....
  • More Rand Paul: I wholeheartedly endorse Susan Collins for reelection in Maine

    04/28/2014 5:17:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Dan Riehl, people are going nuts over this in the Headlines thread but I don’t know why. He’s not endorsing her over some tea-party primary opponent. She has no primary opponent. He’s endorsing her over the Democrat in the race, Shenna Bellows (whose civil-libertarian cred from working at the ACLU evidently gave Paul no pause).Even Jim DeMint, who once said he’d rather have 30 principled conservatives in the Senate than a 60-seat majority of RINOs, saw fit to endorse Scott Brown on the eve of his big special election upset in 2010. If Rand can hold an extra Senate...
  • Reunited after 77 years: Woman meets the daughter she gave up for adoption after she was raped

    04/28/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    For almost a century, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teenager. She hoped, but never imagined, that she would see her daughter Betty Jane again. Her only connection to the child was a black and white photograph of the baby bundled up in blankets shortly after she was born. Then in 2006, Mrs Disbrow, who turned 100 years old at the end of last month, received a call from Brian Lee who turned out to be her grandson. He then asked if she'd like...
  • Man crushed by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope

    04/27/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    iTV ^ | 24APR2014 | Staff Writer
    A man has been crushed to death after a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed, just days before a historic Papal canonisation in Rome. The 30-metre-high (98ft) wooden and concrete cross fell during a ceremony in the Italian Alpine village of Cevo, near Brescia. Another man was taken to hospital. The structure was dedicated to John Paul II on his visit to the region in 1998. In a strange co-incidence, the 21-year-old man named as Marco Gusmini by local media, was reported to live in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be...
  • Black Activist Defends Cliven Bundy [video]

    04/27/2014 4:50:24 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 04/27/2014 | Kira Davis
    Kira Davis has been warning about the alarming growth of government for a few years now, and sounds off on the comments made by Cliven Bundy. Kira is an actress, mother, blogger and talker. She hosts a bi-weekly internet radio show called the Dark Side w/Kira Davis, Tuesdays & Sundays at 10pmET on Blogtalk Radio. She is concerned about the nation’s shift away from conservative values and constitutional principles.
  • Europe: Jewish Life 'Unsustainable' Due to Rising Anti-Semitism While violent attacks a

    04/27/2014 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 4/27/14 | Yoni Kempinski
    President of the European Jewish Congress Dr. Moshe Kantor spoke Sunday about the fact that Jews feel less welcome and more insecure in large parts of Europe during the release of the findings regarding the situation of anti-Semitism worldwide in 2013. Kantor was speaking at a press conference where the annual findings for 2013 were released by The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and the Moshe Kantor database for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress. Results from the 2013 survey show that anti-Semitic attacks...
  • Benghazi could have been prevented if US hadn't allowed weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants,

    04/24/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by hecht · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22-23, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. 'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the...
  • Harry Reid: “Something Will Happen” To Stop Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 124 replies
    Gateway and CBS ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Harry Reid told reporters the Bundy Ranch dispute is not over. “Something will happen.” ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”...
  • How Dan changed Goruck forever

    04/22/2014 6:33:42 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 1 replies
    GORUCK ^ | April 5,2013 | Jason
    I’ll cut to the chase. Dan changed GORUCK for the better, forever. Fate smiles on those she loves kind of deal. Dan and I are both Green Berets, which means we share a bond I would best describe as brotherhood with all the fights and all the smiles. But truthfully it’s all smiles. Dan was meant to find GORUCK. And vice versa. Back in March of 2011 at Class 017 in Raleigh no shit there he was. Except, of course, I didn’t understand who he was.
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear...
  • UAW withdraws Volkswagen election objections

    04/21/2014 3:24:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    United Automobile Workers (UAW) ^ | 4/21/14 | United Automobile Workers (UAW)
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UAW announced today it is withdrawing objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding February's vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively terminating the NLRB review process. UAW President Bob King said the decision was made in the best interests of Volkswagen employees, the automaker, and economic development in Chattanooga. King said the UAW based its decision on the belief that the NLRB’s historically dysfunctional and complex process potentially could drag on for months or even years. Additionally, the UAW cited refusals by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to...
  • Students Call on Washington and Lee to Apologize for Lee

    04/21/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Black students at Washington and Lee University have demanded that the board of trustees denounce one of the two namesakes of the Virginia school, Confederate general Robert E. Lee, or face acts of civil disobedience. The students are calling for the school to apologize for Lee’s “racist and dishonorable conduct,” remove Confederate flags from the chapel, and ban Confederate reenactors from the campus on Lee-Jackson Day (a state holiday), according to the Washington Post. General Lee, who served as the school’s president after the Civil War, is buried on the school grounds beneath the campus chapel. The tension stemmed from...
  • Glaring limits of the Civil Rights Act: We need to redistribute wealth

    04/20/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/15/2014
    Even if racism were wiped out tomorrow, we'd still need to address pervasive racial wealth inequality. Here's why Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in...
  • Boehner says he's 'hell-bent' on passing immigration legislation this year

    04/19/2014 5:13:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Boehner says he's 'hell-bent' on passing immigration legislation this year Published April 19, 2014 The Wall Street Journal House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a recent Las Vegas fundraiser that he was "hell-bent on getting this done this year," two people in the room told...