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  • Obama: No, Romney Was Wrong. Russia Is Weak, Not Strong.

    03/26/2014 1:56:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2014 | Philip Bump
    During a press conference today in The Netherlands, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked President Obama if he thought "Mitt Romney had a point" when he said in 2012 that Russia was America's "number one" geopolitical foe. Obama took advantage of the question to slam his current political opponent, Vladimir Putin.
  • Billionaire GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is tired of wasting money on losers

    03/26/2014 1:56:46 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | 3-25-14 | Jon Terbush
    Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and profligate Republican bankroller, would like to spend his fortune on a winning candidate in 2016. That's because Adelson and his wife dumped almost $93 million on the 2012 elections — nearly four times more than any other individual — most of it on losing candidates. And while that sum included $30 million for eventual GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, much of it was also wasted propping up Newt Gingrich's shaky primary campaign, and on various losing candidates around the country.
  • Christians in Israel to EU: “Stop Christian Ethnic Cleansing in Arab Countries”

    03/26/2014 5:17:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Breaking israel News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Aryeh Savir
    150 Christian citizens of Israel demonstrated on Sunday (Mar. 23) outside the European Union’s delegation in Tel Aviv against the EU’s silence in relation to what they termed “the ethnic cleansing of Christians throughout the Middle East.” The protesters demanded that the EU act on their own cry for human rights and fight for the Christians throughout the Middle East, who are quickly becoming extinct everywhere but Israel. Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth and strong proponent of Christian enlistment in the IDF, demanded that the attacks on Christians be stopped and thanked Israel for being a...
  • Payin’ Putin: As Ukraine crisis simmers, NASA to pay Russia $71M for rocket ride

    03/25/2014 6:00:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2014
    The U.S. will pay Russia $70.7 million for a single shuttle ride aboard the country’s Soyuz rocket Tuesday night, even as President Barack Obama fights for sanctions and penalties against Russia for its recent invasion of the Ukraine. With politicians wrangling over the most diplomatic way to respond to Russia’s aggression, NASA said the space pay-off to the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) wouldn’t be affected by politics. “We do not expect the current Russia-Ukraine situation to have an impact on our longstanding civil space cooperation with Russia, which goes back decades, including our partnership on the International Space Station...
  • RI state senator tells Second-Amendment proponent to “go [edit]” himself

    03/25/2014 3:49:43 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 113 replies
    Rare ^ | March 25, 2014 | Carolyn Bolton, Rare Staff
    <p>Rhode Island state senator Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) and his apparent cameraman — though henchman may be more appropriate in this case — told Dan Bidondo of Truth Radio Show to “go f*ck” himself after the conservative talk-show host asked for comment on Second-Amendment rights, according to a video posted to YouTube Monday.</p>
  • BRICS rejects sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    03/25/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    PressTV ^ | 3-25-2014 | PressTV
    The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine. “The escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions, and force does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution, according to international law, including the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter,” foreign ministers of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - said in a statement issued on Monday.
  • Is This the Future of Same-Sex Marriage for Evangelicals?

    03/25/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 25 March 2014 | Brantly Millegan
    The U.S. branch of the evangelical humanitarian aid organization World Vision announced this week that it will no longer bar its employees from being in same-sex marriages. Employees are still barred from having sex outside of marriage, but “marriage” will now include marriages between people of the same sex. World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns tells Christianity Today the change is “not an endorsement of same-sex marriage,” but it’s hard to read it any other way. It’s certainly a disappointing loss for supporters of traditional marriage, but I’m not surprised, and here’s why. "I think you have to be neutral...
  • BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

    03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    A pair of gay developers have launched a boycott of Firefox in protest against the Mozilla Foundation's decision to appoint a CEO who appears to be an opponent of same sex marriage. Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was awarded the top job yesterday.Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after Eich's appointment. The dev cited a six-year-old database of donor contributions to campaigns in support and opposition of Proposition 8 listing Brendan Eich, (Employer: Mozilla) as a $1,000 contributor to a campaign in support of...
  • John Boehner aide: Harry Reid "unhinged"

    03/25/2014 1:01:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25,2014 | Tal Kopan
    House Speaker John Boehner’s office fired back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, saying comments he made blaming Republicans for the situation in Ukraine make him sound “completely unhinged.” “The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Tuesday. “The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President [Vladimir] Putin accountable.”
  • Obama to Cut Tomahawk Missiles 10 Years Before Replacement Ready(Including Hellfire Missiles)

    03/25/2014 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 12:22 PM | Melissa Clyne
    President Barack Obama is proposing drastically cutting, and then eliminating, two missile programs pivotal to U.S. security, The Washington Free Beacon reported. The Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles are on the chopping block, according to Obama's budget proposal, which will cut by $128 million the Tactical Tomahawk in 2015 and eliminate it completely after that. ... It's a major turnabout from last year, when the Navy planned to buy 980 Tactical Tomahawks, the primary cruise missile in use throughout the fleet, according to Defense News. In 2015, the Navy would buy just 100 Tomahawks, the last the branch would purchase. The...
  • America Exposed: Obama Seeking to Abolish Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs

    03/25/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/25/14 | d heine
    Obama Seeking to Abolish Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs by Debra Heine 24 Mar 2014 947post a comment Share This: 143 281 Obama is doing that thing again that he loves to do, "which is surrender whatever advantages the country has – whichever advantages, wherever we dominate...." The president is seeking to cut two highly successful missile programs, which defense experts say have helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades. Obama's proposal they say would leave us with no functioning Tomahawk missiles past 2018. Via the Washington Free Beacon: The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s...
  • Civilian Fatally Shoots Sailor Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer (USS Mahan, NS Norfolk)

    03/25/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 3/25/2014 | AP & Others
    A civilian fatally shot a sailor aboard a docked U.S. Navy destroyer in Virginia on Monday night before he was shot dead by security forces, officials said. The suspect had authorized access to Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base, where he was able to wrestle a handgun from a security guard, U.S. Navy officials told NBC News. He shot dead a sailor aboard USS Mahan, which was docked at Pier 1, before being fatally gunned down by security forces, the officials said. Both the victim and suspect were male. The shooting happened at about 11:30 p.m. and the...
  • Mark Levin Explodes on Mitch McConnell for Pressing Republicans To Join Harry Reid on Key Vote

    03/25/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 7 replies
    BLAZE/AP ^ | Mar. 24, 2014 11:11pm | Jason Howerton
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP leaders on Monday for refusing to stand against “extraneous” funding for the International Monetary Fund currently included in a Ukraine aid bill. He accused McConnell of undermining House Republicans in the fight to pass a “clean” bill that only includes the $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and other U.S. sanctions of Russia. “[McConnell] delivered more than half of the Republican conference into the hands of Harry Reid and the Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass...
  • Administration to cancel Hellfire and Tomahawk missile programs

    03/25/2014 7:23:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/25/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Let’s start with a simple question. What happens when a soldier runs out of ammunition during a firefight? First, he either retreats, or he quickly becomes killed, wounded or captured. Second, his tactical position converts from active to indefensible which imperils the strategic array of the entire battlefield. What do you call a submarine that runs out of torpedoes? Missing in action. That’s an old Navy joke that dates back to WWII. However the fundamental military concept remains true: without the ability to attack your enemy and inflict serious damage, you’re unable to influence any subsequent events on the battlefield....
  • The NHS’s Real-Life Satanic Mills [UK]

    03/25/2014 2:50:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Aborted Babies Incinerated to Heat UK Hospitals,” was the dystopian science-fiction headline under which the London Telegraph reported revelations that some hospitals in Great Britain have been burning the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies alongside medical waste. The remains of at least 15,500 babies have been incinerated over the last two years, according to an investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches. In some cases the bodies were burned at “waste to energy” facilities, providing fuel to power hospitals. The findings stirred some British bureaucrats to condemn the practice in the strongest terms available to British bureaucrats. The chief inspector of...
  • Sailor gunned down at Naval Station Norfolk, security forces kill male suspect

    03/25/2014 3:58:39 AM PDT · by k4gypsyrose · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/25/13 | NY Daily News
    NORFOLK, Va. — A sailor was shot and killed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and security forces killed the male civilian suspect, a base spokeswoman said.
  • Jimmy Carter: Religion Causes Unequal Pay Between Sexes

    03/25/2014 2:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 10:03 PM | Jason Devaney
    Former President Jimmy Carter says the Bible is to blame for women’s making less money than men in the workplace. […] “That is really derived, I would say, indirectly from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.” […] “It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion,” he said. …
  • Russia Suspended from G8

    03/25/2014 12:48:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    SABreaking ^ | 3-25-2014 | Natalie Simon
    The Group of 7 Nations (G7), formerly Group of 8 (G8) has suspended Russia from the alliance of leading industrialised nations, said the Whitehouse on Monday. This in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, formerly part of Ukraine. Leaders of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom on Monday met at the Hague in the Netherlands where the group expressed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty. “We remind Russia of its international obligations, and its responsibilities including those for the world economy. Russia has a clear choice to make,” said the group in a statement on...
  • Malaysia Airlines crash: Suicide mission theory of MH370 investigators

    03/24/2014 5:06:49 PM PDT · by B212 · 62 replies
    UK Telegram ^ | Jonathan Peralman
    By Jonathan Pearlman, in Kuala Lumpur 9:00PM GMT 24 Mar 2014 Flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean in an apparent suicide mission, well-placed sources revealed have revealed, as Malaysia’s prime minister announced that everyone on the missing aircraft had died. The team investigating the Boeing 777’s disappearance believe no malfunction or fire was capable of causing the aircraft’s unusual flight or the disabling of its communications system before it veered wildly off course on a seven-hour silent flight into the sea. An analysis of the flight’s routing, signalling and communications shows that it was flown “in a rational way”....
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.‘Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of...
  • Gen McInerney:US Has Not Come Clean With Flight 370 Data:

    03/21/2014 6:20:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19,2014 | Staff
    You Will Not Find This Video on Fox in Any Search. It was posted on the 19th and summarily removed by Fox due to Pressure From White House. Transcript: Tonight the Government of Malaysia is now reporting turning to Pakistan to help find the missing plane. That News comes as an intel group is claiming that a source within Boeing is claiming that this airplane is in Pakistan right now as we first reported Last night. The jet reportedly change course shortly after take off adding fuel to the hijacking theory, in other words they had made the change and...
  • Malaysia Flight 370: When Occam's Razor Fails

    03/19/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 32 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    Many people are asking, with all the satellite coverage, radar, data services, and technology available today, how could a Boeing 777 disappear without a trace? Sadly, this has led to some really wacky ideas, which have managed to infiltrate otherwise sane media outlets. The real explanation is very ordinary and pedestrian.
  • New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet

    03/19/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    TIME Mag Online ^ | 03-19-2014 5:35 AM ET | Per Liljas
    A new theory claims that a fire broke out aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the crew was doing what it could to save passengers and themselves As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its twelfth day, conspiracy theories and suggestions of foul play are giving way to the idea that a fire broke out onboard and the crew were simply doing everything they could to save the passengers and themselves. That theory, first floated by Chris Goodfellow, a pilot with 20 years of experience, holds that a fire on board the aircraft caused the pilots to...
  • If Crimea rejoins Russia, it’s only the latest twist in 1,000 years of European border shifts

    03/18/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT · by gwjack · 48 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 3/17/2014 | Tim Rostan
    The borders of Europe have been static since the breakups of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and the reunification of Germany, but look set to shift shortly, if the Duma in Moscow ratifies the stated desire of a Crimean majority to quit Ukraine for Russia. But a broader perspective, taking into account the past 1,000 years of European history, shows that change on the continent has been a near-constant.
  • ...Map of Europe 1000 AD to present with timeline [Borders Animated 1140-2011 in 3 minutes]

    03/17/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ...Since I didn't know how this video was made, I assumed that the timeline was linear and based the time calibration on Napoleon's Campaigns (apogee in 1812 at 02:33) and Hitler's invasion of Poland (1939 at 03:04).
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • Pause Is Seen in a Continent’s Peopling

    03/13/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Defiant · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Nicholas Wade
    Using a new method for exploring ancient relationships among languages, linguists have found evidence further illuminating the peopling of North America about 14,000 years ago. Their findings follow a recent proposal that the ancestors of Native Americans were marooned for some 15,000 years on a now sunken plain before they reached North America. This idea, known as the Beringian standstill hypothesis, has been developed by geneticists and archaeologists over the last seven years. It holds that the ancestors of Native Americans did not trek directly across the land bridge that joined Siberia to Alaska until the end of the last...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact in Silicon Valley

    03/06/2014 11:43:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 | Martha Mendoza
    The Israeli prime minister is also expected to share his thoughts on water conservation.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. During a meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources and water conservation, and suggested Israel -- an arid country with a growing population -- might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought. "California doesn't need to have a water problem,'' Netanyahu said. "Israel has no water...
  • Apple CEO Blasts Conservatives, Dismisses Profit Motive

    03/04/2014 3:05:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | march 3, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    While intellectuals without a stake in the entrepreneurial world might be excused for not realizing the full potential of profit, it would only make sense that the head of one of the world’s most successful corporations would be among its fiercest defenders. Unfortunately, recent comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook proved otherwise. During a shareholders’ meeting, Cook reportedly responded to the concerns of investors with an all-out assault on the legitimacy of pursuing profit. The National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative group of Apple investors, expressed its desire to see the company move away from certain environmental programs that have...
  • World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

    02/20/2014 2:15:56 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 72 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | February 11, 2014 | BBC
    Royal cousins Wilhelm II and King George V went to war As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked the debate further. Here 10 leading historians give their opinion. Sir Max Hastings - military historian Germany No one nation deserves all responsibility for the outbreak of war, but Germany seems to me to deserve most.
  • UAW Union Suffers Crippling Defeat in Tennessee

    02/17/2014 1:34:33 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 32 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In a huge defeat for the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, workers in Tennessee voted 712 to 626 against union representation at a Volkswagen plant. This event may be remembered in the future as one of the final nails in the union coffin. We can only hope so but this news is fantastic, and even better as the UAW had a lot of advantages going into the vote. First, Volkswagen was in favor of unionization and had already been conducting talks with the UAW. Normally, businesses are hostile to unions as they are a cancerous parasite that will slowly sap...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/10/2014 6:07:43 PM PST · by lightman · 40 replies
    The Judicial Watch Blog ^ | 5 February AD 2014
    <p>Conduct Unbecoming - Senator John McCain Explodes In Angry Tirade During Meeting With Syrian Christian Leaders After They Detail Atrocities Carried Out By His Rebel Allies....</p> <p>Previously John McCain was angered when it was pointed out "his people" (the rebels in Syria) were actual kidnappers. Now he embarrasses himself to the extent Lindsey Graham needs to apologize for McCain's angry and petulant behavior.</p>
  • F*** the EU: Russia suspected of leaking tape of U.S. diplomat letting rip on Ukraine crisis

    02/09/2014 11:31:25 AM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 22 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 2/6/2014 | Tamara Cohen
    The US government’s top official in Europe risked triggering a diplomatic crisis after she was caught on tape saying ‘F*** the EU’. Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European Affairs, made the comment while discussing how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine which is gripped by fierce protests. But her private telephone conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, the US ambassador to the country, appears to have been intercepted and uploaded onto Youtube by an anonymous user. In it, she tells her colleague about discussions with other top American officials about how to end the deadlock, and how she wants...
  • Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid (no kidding)

    02/04/2014 1:17:22 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 87 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site. A state party delegate confirmed to Post Politics that Fluke has filed and paid the fee to appear on the ballot this weekend. Fluke hasn't officially announced her campaign or filed with the Federal Election Commission, and she didn't immediately return a request for comment. But filing for the state party's endorsement means she's now...
  • The Unprecedented, Powerful Coalition Three Major Conservative Personalities Are Building

    01/31/2014 1:21:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jason Howerton
    The Unprecedented, Powerful Coalition Three Major Conservative Personalities Are Building Likely Has the Establishment Terrified Two heads are better than one, as the old saying goes. That surely means that three heads are even better. If there’s any truth to that saying, the establishment in Washington and progressives everywhere are likely none too pleased to hear that conservative personalities Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity are on the same page and joining forces to help the country get back on what they feel is the right path. After previously allowing themselves to be caught up in a “stupid” competitive...
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Urgent Search for 'Black Widow' Suicide Bomber, May Be Already in Sochi

    01/20/2014 4:32:13 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 20, 2014 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ, JAMES GORDON MEEK and BRIAN ROSS
    Police in Sochi have launched an urgent search for a possible female suicide bomber who may have already made it past the ring of security set up for the Olympic Games. Hotel employees in Sochi told ABC News that posters with pictures and descriptions of a 22-year-old woman from nearby Dagestan were distributed over the weekend by authorities and a similar flyer was also seen posted at Sochi's airport. A spokesperson for the U.S. Olympic Committee reacted to the revelation by saying that the safety of Team USA is their "top priority."
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    08/16/2013 12:04:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 5/6/2005 | Thomas F. Madden
    With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days of the September 11 attacks, the Middle Ages suddenly became relevant. As a Crusade historian, I found the tranquil solitude of the ivory tower shattered by journalists, editors, and talk-show hosts on tight deadlines eager to...
  • Buzzfeed: Anti-Abortion Republicans Are Largely Quiet As Israel Adopts Liberal Abortion Law

    01/08/2014 8:35:21 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 54 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Kate Nocera
    WASHINGTON — Israel adopted this week one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world, and will now provide government funding for non-medical abortions for Israeli women aged 20 to 33. But Washington’s most anti-abortion lawmakers are largely silent on the new policy. These same members of Congress are also some of Israel’s loudest defenders, highlighting a peculiar aspect of the relationship between many of Israel’s ardent U.S. supporters and Israel’s domestic political landscape. Last month, a health ministry panel in Israel recommended the state pay for the abortions of women aged 20 to 33, including non-medical abortions. The...
  • Israel may give ‘free’ abortions to women aged 20-33, at a cost of $4.5 million a year

    01/05/2014 8:30:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A committee has recommended that Israel expand its national funding for abortion, as well as access – giving “free” abortions to women aged 20 to 33. The recommendations are likely to be made law in 2014, thus expanding the number of abortions in the Middle Eastern state by 6,300 – and costing taxpayers $4.5 million. Current Israeli law allows abortion in almost any case, and the government pays for abortions for women under 18 and for medical reasons. Women under 20 and over 40 can have government-funded abortions under special circumstances, and women...
  • Israel to fund all abortions for women 20-33 starting next year

    01/01/2014 7:16:05 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 01/01/2014 | Ido Erfati
    Israel will pay for abortions for women aged 20 to 33 regardless of circumstance starting next year, health officials said Monday, adding that they hope to make eligibilty for state funding universal in the future.
  • Israel Will Offer Young Women “Free Abortions”

    01/11/2014 9:53:21 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Christina Martin
    In a move that can only be described as incomprehensible and utterly tragic, Israel’s cabinet approved a new health policy that will cover all abortions for women from age 20-33 in the year of 2014. The government will pay for abortions at a cost of $4.6 million dollars. These state funded abortions will seek to provide funding for up to 6,300 women.The Jewish Chronicle Online describes this decision as one that showcases how progressive and forward-leaning the country’s political stance can be, despite still having a dominant religious lobby, and a conservative prime minister.Before this ruling, subsidized abortions in Israel...
  • Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid, citing family health issues

    01/07/2014 2:11:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/6/14 | Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan
    Five months after shaking Wyoming Republican politics by launching an audacious bid to unseat the state’s senior senator, Liz Cheney on Monday called an abrupt end to her chaotic campaign, citing unspecified “serious health issues” that have arisen in her family. The announcement by the ­eldest daughter of former vice president Richard B. Cheney caught her fellow Republicans by surprise, just as her decision to enter the race had in July.
  • Detroit police chief: Want crime to drop? Start carrying

    01/03/2014 12:32:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    James Craig just took over the office of police chief last summer, but he’s already making waves in Detroit. A reorganization of the police force in the bankrupt metropolis has resulted in a higher clearance rate in murder cases, and the murder rate dropped almost 14% in 2013 from its two-decade high in 2012. However, Craig has some advice for his fellow citizens in Motor City if they really want a drop in crime — arm yourselves: If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.Urban police chiefs are typically...
  • Detroit chief: More citizens should be armed

    01/06/2014 4:55:52 PM PST · by Glennb51 · 11 replies
    Detroit’s police chief has a solution to help drive down crime in one of the nation’s most dangerous cities: arm more citizens.
  • Detroit Police Chief: ‘Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction’

    01/06/2014 4:49:47 PM PST · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    Guns.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Encouraging responsible, law-abiding Americans to carry concealed firearms for self-defense has the potential to reduce crime. This is a widely held belief by the gun community. It is also one that is endorsed by Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Last month, in an appearance on a local radio show, “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR, Craig voiced his support for allowing responsible citizens to carry. “There’s a number of CPL holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it acts as a deterrent,” explained Craig, who appeared on the show on Dec. 19. “Good Americans with CPLs translates...
  • Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits Senate race

    01/06/2014 12:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Yes, nepotism, carpetbagging and cruelty to her sister hurt -- but Cheney’s troubles show a movement near its end. OK, Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger from Virginia who had little to sell in Wyoming besides her father’s connections. Still, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter was not nearly as ludicrous a Senate candidate as Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, or Joe Miller of Alaska, or Sharron Angle of Nevada, or Joe Buck of Colorado, or … well, you get the point – all of whom won their 2010 Tea Party primaries against respectable conservative mainstream Republicans. That was 2010. On Sunday the...
  • Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

    01/06/2014 7:55:17 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 97 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 6, 2014 | Fox News
    The Supreme Court has put gay marriage on hold in Utah. The high court on Monday granted the state a stay in their same-sex marriage challenge. The decision comes after a federal judge last month ruled in favor of gay marriage.
  • U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriages in Utah on hold

    01/06/2014 8:29:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/06/2014 | David Lauter and Tim Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the state law banning the practice violates the Constitution. The unsigned, one-paragraph order did not spell out the court’s reasoning in the case -- orders that put lower-court decisions on hold frequently do not do so. The order did not indicate any dissents. The decision will block further same-sex marriages in Utah for at least several weeks. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, has told both sides in the dispute to submit legal arguments...
  • Egyptian Intelligence Exposed Obama’s Administration Espionage Case With Muslim Brotherhood

    12/13/2013 9:46:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Hey Egypt ^ | December 11, 2013 | Eman Nabih
    Off Service Magazine published classified documents from the black box of the late former Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman written by Dr. Hisham Mahmoud Youness. Introduction The documents contain secrets about events which took place since Obama‘s first and last visit to Egypt on 4/6/2009. Mubarak knew that it wasn’t a normal visit, but it was a message from the United States addressed to Mubarak regime to leave, and this was the start of the removal scenario. (Mubarak former president stepped down after the 25th of Jan events). These classified documents published by off service magazine, sparked in my mind the...