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  • NY ID Law Written to Self-Destruct In Case Anti-Amnesty Republican Wins In 2016

    02/17/2015 10:51:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/15 | John Hayward
    Give New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca some credit for honesty. Most amnesty shills aren’t quite so open about seeing themselves as fighting for the other side in a war against law-abiding Americans, with illegal aliens as the invasion force that will finally subdue the hated Middle Class forever. The New York Post finds Menchaca crowing about a self-destruct mechanism in a rule that will thwart efforts by those dratted rule-of-law types to use New York’s lovely new ID database to enforce America’s tottering immigration system: Get the shredders ready — the Tea Party could be coming. The city’s new...
  • Secure the Border! Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Keep Out ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    SIS and Saudi Arabia: Living and dying by the sword. In a move reminiscent of “ancient history,” Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” – a combined fence and ditch – to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq: Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors.Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil [the Islamic State], which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the “Two Holy Mosques” of Mecca...
  • For Whom the Minaret Tolls ... Mark Steyn

    02/13/2015 5:41:31 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Feb 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I'm coming out of a week-and-a-half of sub-par health, and playing catch-up on the last few days' news. Much of it is just new trees in the same old forest: the remorseless retreat of American power in the world - ie, "Yemen Rebels Seize U.S. Embassy Vehicles As Diplomats Flee". But some of it is almost too cute. In Paris, the street artist Combo has been beaten up by four "young people" who objected to his "Co-Exist" poster: Combo declined to discuss the identity of his assailants. "It would only add fuel to the fire," he told the French newspaper......
  • French Artist’s Calls For Peace ("Coexist") End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims

    02/10/2015 3:50:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2015 | Jim Hoft
    our Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye. Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch: It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”
  • Graffiti artist attacked by gang in Paris ghetto for painting the word 'coexist'

    02/10/2015 1:51:57 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 29 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 10, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    A French graffiti artist has told how he was attacked by a gang after refusing to take down a mural calling for religious harmony in Paris. The artist, known as Combo, 28, was left with a dislocated shoulder and bruises across his face after being set upon in a ghetto in the east of the capital. [snip] When asked whether Paris had changed since the Islamist attacks, Combo said: 'It is different, clearly.
  • French Artist’s Calls For Peace Ends in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims

    02/10/2015 7:33:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 02/09/2015 | Jim Hoft
    It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down. Four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye. Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch: It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.” But in Paris, this particular...
  • French Artist’s Calls For Peace End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims

    02/14/2015 11:06:39 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9FEB2015 | Jim Hoft
    French street artist Combo was physically assaulted over his latest art work. It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down. Four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye. Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch: It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,”...
  • Ancient Tablets Confirm Biblical Account of Jewish Exile in Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon

    02/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/9/15 | Heather Clark
    JERUSALEM – Over 100 tablets that date back to the times of Nebuchadnezzar’s rule in Babylon, now modern-day Iraq, have been placed on display in Jerusalem as a further testament to the reliability of the Scriptures. The palm-sized tablets, which provide a glimpse into the lives of the Jews during the time they lived in exile in Babylon, had been discovered in Iraq and held by a UK-based Israeli collector. The artifacts contain writing in the ancient akkadian cuneiform script and detail transactions, trades and contracts between Jews in approximately 500 B.C. They also trace at least one Judean family...
  • China Suggests Arming Hawaiian Independence Movement

    02/10/2015 7:36:36 AM PST · by Stayfrosty · 70 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    HONOLULU—China has suggested arming Hawaii’s independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to the Pacific islands as its territory.
  • BLOOMBERG SUGGESTS BANNING YOUNG MINORITY MALES FROM GUN OWNERSHIP

    02/08/2015 10:41:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.” Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in Washington According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands”...
  • Newfound "Gospel of the Lots of Mary" discovered in ancient text

    02/06/2015 7:33:18 PM PST · by ealgeone · 118 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02-05-2015 | Jaus Owen
    A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text. Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, the opening reads (in translation): "The Gospel of the lots of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, she to whom Gabriel the Archangel brought the good news. He who will go forward with his whole heart will obtain what he seeks. Only do not be of two minds
  • 2,500 Year Old Jewish Tablets Found in Iraq - Arabs and Islam are Late Comers

    02/03/2015 4:16:16 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Simcha Jacobovici
    As we watch horrific images of beheadings from the country formerly called Iraq - a country that is disintegrating into various tribal fiefdoms before our eyes - it is easy to forget that it was once the cradle of civilization. In point of fact, Arabs are latecomers to the area. They are first mentioned in the mid 9th century BCE as a tribal people subjugated by the Assyrians. Way before that, the area was home to the Babylonians. First records indicate that Babylon was established as a city around the 23rd century BCE. It stood about 50 miles south of...
  • When did dogs become man's best friend?

    02/07/2015 12:25:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2015, 6:30 PM | By/Michael Casey//
    Using sophisticated 3D imaging to analyze several fossil skulls, a study in this week's Nature Scientific Reports found dogs emerged much more recently than previously thought. Other studies in recent years had suggested dogs evolved as early as 30,000 years ago, a period known as the late Paleolithic, when humans were hunter-gatherers. Abby Grace Drake, a biologist at Skidmore College and one of the co-authors of the latest study, said there is an abundance of evidence -- including the skulls as well as genetic and cultural evidence -- to show dogs arrived instead in the more recent period known as...
  • Ethanol Study Touted as Independent Was Paid for by Corn Growers

    02/04/2015 10:15:13 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A study paid for by the Michigan Corn Growers Association was recently reported in the news media as though it had been conducted independently. This public relations coup for the ethanol industry was pulled off by touting it as “a Michigan State University study” and omitting the fact that it was done on behalf of the Michigan Corn Growers Association. Reporters then assumed it was an academic study conducted independently of the ethanol industry. On Dec. 17, Michigan Capitol Confidential asked MSU spokesman Jason Cody if the study “Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Michigan Due to Ethanol Fuel Use,” was an...
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 175 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as “One Voice” has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • Out Of My Face Please" - Why Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

    01/25/2015 10:32:57 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Amid the devastation of yesterday's Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the "adversary" - and has been proclaimed by both 'sides' (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce - an 'odd' clip has emerged that appears to provide all the 'proof' a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine. As the following clip shows, a Ukrainian journalist approaches what she thinks is a Ukrainian soldier (since he is wearing a Ukrainian military uniform and is carrying...
  • Papyrus Found in Mummy Mask May Hold Oldest Known Gospel Text

    01/23/2015 9:20:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 01/23/2015 | By James Maynard
    The Gospel of Mark has been discovered written on a tiny fragment of ancient papyrus, found within a mummy mask. During the era when the mask was created, papyrus was expensive, and the religious text was reused to create the decorative wear for the mummy. This discovery could represent the oldest gospel text ever found by archaeologists. The oldest samples of Christian scripture date from the Second Century of the Common Era. Pharaohs and wealthy individuals were often adorned with mummy masks made of gold and precious materials. Masks for people from lower economic classes were often manufactured from papyrus,...
  • OLDEST KNOWN GOSPEL RETRIEVED FROM MUMMY MASK, RESEARCHERS CLAIM

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • Archaeologists May Have Found the Oldest Copy of One of the Gospels-(A mummy's mask)

    01/23/2015 12:03:21 PM PST · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    tatler ^ | January 21, 2015 | Chris Queen
    "New technology that allows scientists to remove the glue from the masks of mummies without damaging the ink on the paper used to make the mask has yielded an exciting discovery: a piece of papyrus that may contain the oldest known copy of one of the gospels. The finding, a fragment of the Gospel of Mark, which dates back to the year 90, is one of several fascinating texts that archaeologists are discovering in the masks of mummies. This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn...
  • What we have come to: teenager announces plans to marry her father

    01/18/2015 1:11:37 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 18, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Details:  A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in an interview with New York Magazine her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years.In the interview, the girl also said the two also plan on having children.The teenager said her father reached out to her on Facebook when she was in high school and soon after, she went to stay with him for a week.After the week together, the 18-year-old said they...
  • Woman plans to marry her father after two years of dating

    01/18/2015 7:18:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years. The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in an interview with New York Magazine her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years. In the interview, the girl also said the two also plan on having children. The teenager said her father reached out to her on Facebook when she was in high school and soon after, she went to stay with him for a week. After the week together, the...
  • Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out ISIL

    01/17/2015 4:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2015 | Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent
    Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost. The jihadists were launching an assault on the new, highest profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” - a combined fence and ditch - to separates the country from Iraq to the north....
  • Saudi Arabia building massive wall along border to keep out ISIS

    01/15/2015 1:02:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The joke’s on them. Don’t the Saudis know that massive border fences do nothing to enhance domestic security and are, in fact, counterproductive? Well, I guess they’ll find out soon enough. According to reports, the Saudi Kingdom is fed up with defending against ISIS raiding parties that routinely cross over the Iraqi border. In order to stave off these assaults, the Saudis are going to build a massive, 600-mile long border fence across the length of the country’s border with Iraq. But that’s not all. The fence will be double layered with a concertina wire barrier in no man’s...
  • The real Noah’s Ark?

    01/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-10-15 | Dominic Statham
    The real Noah’s Ark? by Dominic Statham Dr Irving Finkel’s new book in which he claims to have found the original Flood story. Dr Irving Finkel is an Assyriologist at the British Museum in London and an expert in ancient cuneiform scripts. In recent months he has become something of a celebrity, following the publication of his book, The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood,1 and the Channel 4 documentary, The Real Noah’s Ark.2 The source of this media hype is his recent translation of a small Babylonian tablet, named the Ark Tablet. It is about the...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/11/2015 3:00:33 PM PST · by dead · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail (IK) ^ | Peter Hitchens
    < snip > We were told on Friday that ‘politicians from all sides’ had lined up to attack Ukip’s Nigel Farage for supposedly ‘exploiting’ the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate them into our laws and customs. Rather than disputing this with facts and logic (admittedly this would be hard), the three ‘mainstream’ parties joined in screeching condemnation. The Prime Minister, whose government was busy exploiting...
  • Possible site of Jesus' trial uncovered in the Holy Land

    01/05/2015 8:36:17 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 5, 2015
    Tower of David. Credit: Ricardo Tulio Gandelman via Flickr (CC by 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2015 / 02:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem. In an effort to expand The Tower of David Museum, archeologists began excavating an adjacent, abandoned prison building, the Washington Post reports. As they stripped away layers of the prison floor, they realized they were likely uncovering a missing link in the puzzle of the Holy Land’s history. Although the discovery began over a decade ago, the site is just...
  • Former House Majority Whip Candidate Marlin Stutzman Joins Rebellion Against Boehner

    01/05/2015 6:11:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) will officially join the rebellion against John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House on Monday morning, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) announced in a statement late Sunday evening. Stutzman, Bridenstine said, will issue a statement early Monday announcing his public opposition to Boehner’s re-election. That brings the total number of members who are public in their opposition to nine, as Bridenstine and Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued public statements saying they are opposing Boehner. Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) both...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/05/2015 12:47:13 AM PST · by Din Maker · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 4, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”: It’s time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Libs outraged by Palin pic of kid standing on dog; delighted when Ellen posts same

    01/03/2015 5:25:21 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    libertyunyielding.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788 HomeLatest Columns PoliticsLaw and GovernmentMediaSocial IssuesEconomyNational SecurityForeign AffairsScience and TechnologySports and CultureReligionEducationUnyielding Quick TakesLU Web CrawlerAbout About UsSubscribePrivacy PolicyContact UsAdvertising Our Webstore Home / Media / Libs outraged by Palin pic of kid standing on dog; delighted when Ellen posts same Libs outraged by Palin pic of kid standing on dog; delighted when Ellen posts sameBy Michael Dorstewitz on January 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm Source: www.tpnn.com When former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ushered in the New Year Thursday by posting...
  • Egypt's President Al Sisi calls for "religious revolution" in Islam

    01/03/2015 5:54:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    In a major positive development, Egypt's President Al Sisi has made an impassioned plea for a "religious revolution" in Islam. Speaking at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Sisi spoke directly to the religious establishment of Egypt: Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible! I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema – Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I'm talking about...
  • AirAsia jet may have made safe landing on sea before sinking, experts says

    01/02/2015 12:14:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2015
    The pilot of AirAsia Flight 8501 may have landed the doomed plane on the ocean surface, only to have it sink in high seas, according to aviation experts, who cited the intact condition of several bodies as possible evidence for the theory. "The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) would work on impact, be that land, sea or the sides of a mountain, and my analysis is it didn't work because there was no major impact during landing," Dudi Sudibyo, a senior editor of aviation magazine Angkasa, told the AFP. "The pilot managed to land it on the sea's surface." The theory...
  • McCain’s team quietly purging Arizona GOP of tea-party foes before 2016 reelection bid

    12/31/2014 11:01:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    I considered saving this for tomorrow night, just to send you off into 2015 on the most depressing, eeyorishness note possible. But then I reconsidered.For maximum eeyorishness, I should really end the year with a “Romney 2016″ post instead, no? Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.Under the byzantine rules of Arizona Republican Party politics, these elected officials, known as precinct committeemen, vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues...
  • John McCain Purging Arizona GOP Of Tea Party

    12/31/2014 11:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business2Community ^ | December 31, 2014 | Gene Giannotta
    Sen. John McCain is no fan of the tea party – and he’s now doing his best to purge the Arizona Republican Party of its influence. According to Politico, McCain is preparing for his 2016 reelection bid by dismantling Arizona’s tea party apparatus. That includes a massive effort to remove or undermine the many local officials who have influence across state politics and could cause trouble for McCain in a primary. Prior to Aug. 26, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents....
  • 1795 Boston Time Capsule Opening on Jan. 6 [Epiphany]

    12/30/2014 7:05:58 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 48 replies
    Coin News ^ | 24 Dec 2014 | Mike Unser
    Originally placed under the cornerstone in 1795 by revolutionary war figures Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and William Scollay, the capsule will be opened at 6:00 PM ET on Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Military couple have their wedding moved HOURS before ceremony because President Obama wanted to...

    12/29/2014 8:06:14 PM PST · by garjog · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL ONLINE UK ^ | 29 December 2014 | By ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Army Captains Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr had their wedding on the 16th tee box of the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course moved on Sunday President Obama decided to play golf on the course that afternoon, and the couple found out about the change of venue the day before the ceremony. Tying the knot: The Mallues instead got married on the green lawn of the military base where the golf course is located
  • ISIS Has Killed An Iranian General In Iraq

    12/29/2014 8:14:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/29/2014
    A sniper killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who was training Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militia fighting Islamic State (ISIS, IS, or ISIL) militants in the Iraqi city of Samarra, official Iranian media reported Sunday. Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, was killed by snipers hiding behind a power transformer in Samarra, an embattled city north of Baghdad and home to holy Shi'ite shrines, they said, quoting a Revolutionary Guards statement. Several people with him were wounded in the rain of sniper fire, they said. "Taqavi became a martyr while fulfilling his duty as a...
  • Former Navy SEAL Probed For Possibly Releasing Classified Details of Bin Laden Raid [Fox Interview?]

    12/23/2014 7:00:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 23, 2014 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    Former Navy SEAL Probed for Possibly Releasing Classified Details of Bin Laden Raid Dec 23, 2014 The Navy is investigating whether a former SEAL who claimed on national television that he shot Osama bin Laden may have revealed classified information about the raid. In November, Robert O’Neill appeared on Fox News Channel to discuss his role in the raid that killed bin Laden on May 1, 2011 in Abbotabad, Pakistan
  • President Obama calls James Franco'James Flacco' while slamming Sony for not releasing The Intervie

    12/19/2014 7:41:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 December 2014 | By Chris Spargo
    It would seem that he had confused the Hollywood heartthrob with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco found the entire incident hysterical, writing soon after on Twitter; 'Welcome to the family, brother.
  • U-M Department Chair: 'It's Okay to Hate Republicans'

    12/19/2014 12:42:16 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/17/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Professor Susan J. Douglas, a department chair at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and Arts, wrote a column this week for the liberal website inthesetimes.com entitled, ‘It’s Okay To Hate Republicans.’ Douglas, who is chair of the Communications Studies program, opened her article with the line, “I hate Republicans.” The article includes a photo of three U.S. Senators who are Republicans, with the caption, “It’s okay to despise these men.” Douglas, whose university pay was $178,786 last year, did not respond to a request seeking comment. “We see this as a free speech issue,” said Rick Fitzgerald,...
  • Breakthrough on Cuba Highlights Pope’s Role as Diplomatic Broker

    12/17/2014 12:58:05 PM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 17, 2014 | JIM YARDLEY and GAIA PIANIGIANIDEC
    ROME — Pope Francis had quite a 78th birthday. between Cuba and the United States — and the disclosure that the Argentine pope played a key role as broker. Francis is being credited for helping bridge the divide by first sending letters to President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba, and then having the Vatican host a diplomatic meeting between the two sides in October.
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Governor Would End Closely Watched Iowa Tradition [Straw Poll]

    12/15/2014 9:53:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 17 replies
    WHO TV ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dave Price
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has said it many times recently. But each time he says it, he likely makes it more apparent the Republican Party of Iowa has held its final Straw Poll. “We’ve had discussions,” Branstad said Monday morning of his talks with top party leaders about what could replace the straw poll in 2015. Branstad several times said it will be up to his party’s state central committee to make the final decision on whether to end the straw poll, a much-watched event his party has held since 1979. The party holds the straw poll in August in...
  • Sydney siege: Police in contact with gunman as five hostages escape

    12/15/2014 3:28:14 AM PST · by Slambat · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Five people have escaped from a cafe in central Sydney where a gunman had earlier taken several people hostage Monday and forced two people to hold up a black flag bearing an Islamic message written in Arabic in the store's window.
  • BREAKING: Belgium Siege; Four Gunmen Take Hostages In Ghent, Belgium

    12/15/2014 3:10:36 AM PST · by absentee · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    The BBC and other outlets report this morning that as many as four gunmen have entered a residential apartment building in Ghent, Belgium and have taken hostages. ABC/Reuters reports: Four gunmen in Belgium have taken several people hostage after they entered a flat in the north-western city of Ghent, according to unconfirmed reports. Heavily-armed police have surrounded the area and authorities have urged residents to stay indoors. The state prosecution service said there were no immediate indications of a link to terrorism. It is not known if the event is related to the Sydney Siege. Reports continue to break on...
  • Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe (Islamic State Supporter)

    12/15/2014 2:50:12 AM PST · by BCW · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 DEC 2014 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) — Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe earlier held up a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident was playing out in the heart of Australia's biggest city. The first three people ran out of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in downtown Sydney six hours into the hostage crisis, and two women sprinted from a fire exit into the arms of waiting police shortly afterward. Both...
  • TERROR IN SYDNEY: Gunman holding hostages reportedly demands ISIS flag

    12/15/2014 2:02:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec, 15 , 2014 | Fox
    he unidentified gunman has forced hostages to call him "The Brother" and demanded a flag of the Islamic State terror group in return for the release of a hostage. He has also demanded to speak directly with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
  • Terror in Sydney As Gunman Takes At Least 13 Hostages At Lindt Cafe

    12/14/2014 7:23:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 14, 2013 | EMILY CRANE and SARAH DEAN and LOUISE CHEER and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI and CANDACE SUTTON
    Terror in Sydney As Gunman Takes At Least 13 Hostages At Lindt Cafe, forces crying women to hold black Islamic flag against the window and 'demands to speak to Tony Abbott' By EMILY CRANE and SARAH DEAN and LOUISE CHEER and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI and CANDACE SUTTON 14 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:56 EST, 14 December 2014 Witnesses described how a man wearing a headband covered in Arabic walked into the Lindt cafe in Martin Place and produced a shotgun from a blue bag at around 9.45am. Shortly afterwards hostages were seen with their hands pressed against the windows holding up...
  • Australia: Hostages taken in Sydney chocolate shop, Islamic jihad flag seen

    12/14/2014 4:30:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14
    This story is breaking now. Live stream here. “A man is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe,” News.com.au, December 15, 2014 (thanks to Jill): AT LEAST one armed man is holding several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place in Sydney. There are hostages standing with their hands up at the windows in the popular Lindt chocolate shop, which has two or three entrances. There is also a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag. Staff in shop aprons can be seen with...
  • Sydney siege: Hostages held in central cafe

    12/14/2014 3:39:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 147 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 December 2014 Last updated at 18:35 ET
    <p>The cafe in Sydney's central business district has been surrounded by armed police.</p>
  • Hostages taken in Lindt Chocolate shop by armed robber (Sydney Australia, ISIS flag seen displayed)

    12/14/2014 3:37:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1,091 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2014
    A hostage has been forced to hold up an Islamic State flag in the window of a shop in Martin Place that is currently under siege. It is believed there are 12 hostages in the store and an ISIS flag has been placed in the window. Martin Place is the main financial area of the Sydney CBD.